The Best & Worst Peppy Villagers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Published: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 12:00 | By: Austin Suther
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March 20, 2020
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Valley Girl Vibes

Peppy is a female-only type of villager in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Not to be confused with the sisterly villagers, these particular personality types are a bit over the top in their mannerisms and are girly girls, to say the least. They are a bit ostentatious, and one could say that they fit the valley girl stereotype. That said, you'll be quick to get along with one of these happy, excitable villagers. There's quite a few good designs for this particular personality type, but some are ones best avoided.

Worst Peppy Villager - Anicotti

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I've you've read my previous foray into the "Best & Worst" villager series, you can see that I have a bias of sorts. I don't particularly like the mice in the Animal Crossing series, so of course, Anicotti is about to get roasted. Anicotti is so terribly plain, the only emotion I can think of if she were to move into my town is disappointment. The sickly green color of her skin is just off-putting. The only bright side to her that I can think of is her catchphrase, which is "cannoli." It's an amazing desert, but it doesn't deserve to be associated with this mouse.

 
 

Best Peppy Villager - Rosie

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Rosie is a classic, and an adorable animal at that. Rosie, to me, is the definition of a peppy character. She's bright, bubbly, and always has a cute smile on her face. Overall, Rosie has an excellent, simple design. I remember having Rosie in my town in the original Animal Crossing. She was one of my favorites to visit, as she always had something entertaining to say and she also loved to give gifts. There's no guarantee you'll experience such kindness as I have from Rosie, but you'll be hard-pressed to find a cooler cat than this.

Worst Peppy Villager - Bella

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You saw Anicotti, and so it's only natural that Bella comes along in this list as well. Bella's worst offense is how creepy she looks. Her eyes are overly large and the intense punk vibes I get from her indicates this is one gal to avoid. Her houses from all the games she's been featured in have an industrial and heavy metal vibe to it. Further, I think Nintendo could have changed her personality to sisterly. Robert Grosso's personality guide says these villagers like to taunt and fight as hobbies. This meshes with Bella better than the upbeat and overtly feminine peppy personality.

Best Peppy Villager - Anabelle

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I'll always rank some of the more visually unique villagers high on these lists, and Anabelle fits the bill. She's an anteater, but she isn't. You see, unlike the other anteaters, she lacks the tail floof they typically have. For this reason, she appears more like an armadillo—although some say she resembles a pangolin. Bonus points go to Anabelle for looking not just like an armadillo, but also the Pokemon Sandshrew. They're both orange, have those iconic plates, as well as the lighter belly. I reckon if you're looking for Pokemon lookalikes, Anabelle would be a great villager to add to your town.

Worst Peppy Villager - Freckles

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This is one ugly duckling. Freckles looks like an experiment gone wrong—a creature in great pain due to some sort of horrific genetic deformity. That deformity is, unfortunately, her awful eyes. She's one of two ducks to have eyes on the side of their head, but this one takes the cake for being horrific. It's actually a miracle that she's able to get around without trouble at all. Other ducks are much better than Freckles, simply because their eyes look normal. Granted, ducks in real life have eyes on the side of their heads, but when you have anthropomorphic animals, you should take some liberties on anatomy.

Best Peppy Villager - Tangy

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Is Tangy a cat, or a living orange? The world may never know, but here's what I do know—Tangy is awesome. Her design is exceptional, with her face having the signature cirtrus-like texture and a leaf for hair. Regardless, she's definitely embracing being an orange, but here's one disturbing (yet awesome) fact: the house she lives in is filled with fruit-like furniture, too. Have you ever seen that meme with a gingerbread man living inside a gingerbread house? Like that scenario, is Tangy living in a house made of her own flesh?

Worst Peppy Villager - Peggy

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Peggy's never done anything wrong to me, but I just don't like her. Is there someone you know—perhaps a celebrity or even a "friend"—that you just don't like? You can't put place why you don't like them, that's just the way it is. Well, Peggy, sorry, but that's you.

Truthfully, when I was going down the list of who to choose for this article, Peggy's design and vibe isn't nearly as good as some of the stronger designs. Tangy is unique and orange, Anabelle looks like a dang Pokemon, and Rosie is cute as hell. Peggy, there's nothing special about you at all.

Best Peppy Villager - Ketchup

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The top marks goes to a tomato. Ketchup's overall design is similar to Tangy, in that she resembles a fruit. And yes, tomatoes are fruits. She's this bright red color with a leaf on her head, and the gaze she gives you is just adorable. As far as ducks go, Tangy and Freckles are total opposites. This is how you make a good duck. Plus, her name is Ketchup. If that's not adorable, I don't know what is!

 

Worst Peppy Villager - Carmen

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There is actually a mouse villager named Carmen from previous games. I'm done talking smack to some virtual mice for now, since this Carmen is way worse. Look at her. She has extremely weird eyes. Where's the whites? I'm so disturbed by the glare she's giving me, that I would do everything in my power to avoid her if she ever moved into my town. That smile, too, is just so sinister to me. I can't help but feel extremely uneasy looking at Carmen. I get more uneasy looking at this darn rabbit than I do with Bella or Anicotti. Just stay away, Carmen, and never look at me again.

Best Peppy Villager - Audie

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Audie is an exceptionally special character. New Horizons marks Audie's first appearance in the Animal Crossing series, and I'm a big fan of her color scheme. She's hip, vibrant, and check out those sweet sunglasses. She is highly desirable, right up there with Raymond, the exceedingly famous, glasses-clad cat. There's more to Audie than that, though.

Documented on numerous sites, Audie is almost undoubtedly a tribute to a grandmother who played thousands of hours of Animal Crossing: New Leaf. This grandma, named Audrey, became a viral sensation about a year ago after showing off her dedication to the 3DS game. The name of her character in this game was Audie. Considering the video's popularity, it's certain that Nintendo took notice and dedicated a character to her. Check out grandma Audrey unboxing her brand new Animal Crossing: New Horizons Switch, as well!


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