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

Gaming article by Austin Suther on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 11:00
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Sis Got Your Back

Sisterly villagers are one of two types you'll start out with in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. They accompany the jocks as an original resident, and there's not much to dislike about them. In my experience, they are always there to brighten up your day. Canberra, my sisterly villager, would always give me medicine when I got stung by wasps—and that happened plenty of times. Still, I can go on about how likable they are, but there are some designs that are just atrocious. For every bad sisterly villager, there are some good ones, too. Look no further than the conclusion to TechRaptor's "Best & Worst Personalities" series for Animal Crossing: New Horizons!


Worst Sisterly Villager - Charlise

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Here's a funny personal anecdote: Charlise is the villager that no one in my family wants. If you've read previous entries in this series, you might have picked up that just about my entire family plays Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Charlise has been a villager in both my brother and father's town, and now I'm fighting to make sure she doesn't get to mine. If you end up visiting a friend's town, you might be unfortunate to get one of their less desired villagers, since New Horizons loves to throw former friends' villagers your way. I just want her to stay away.

Best Sisterly Villager - Cherry

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Cherry's got some big sister energy. Like, she's in her upper teenage years and you're still a kid. Cherry is going through a phase but still likes you a lot, and so you look up to her as a sister. I love the punk vibe, with her neon red fur and black ears and hands. She also has earrings on one side, further enhancing this rocker look. Also, although she's a newer villager to this series having debuted in New Leaf, that signature spiderweb shirt is a classic that complements her look perfectly.

Worst Sisterly Villager - Sylvia

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Her name is Sylvia, but I like to call her Karen. That is a classic Karen haircut, right there. If you're not convinced, she's got her child in tow like some sort of kid on a leash. You know those types of people, right? I wouldn't be surprised if she complained to poor Timmy and Tommy and asked for the "manager," only for Tom Nook to come out from the back and give Sylvia a good tongue lashing.

Best Sisterly Villager - Mira

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Mira is a really unique-looking villager with her eye mask, bright yellow fur, and overall superhero look. Apparently, multiple sources list her inspiration as being based on Sailor Venus from the classic anime, Sailor Moon. I've never watched it myself—it's before my time, and I don't think I'm the target audience either—but I can appreciate the style.

Mira's house in New Horizons is especially peculiar, but for some reason I dig it. If Mira isn't one of your starting villagers, her house will be like a theater with folding seats and cardboard standees. I don't really understand it, but I definitely give it points for being cool, just like Mira herself.

Worst Sisterly Villager - Diva

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There's certain connotations that come with the name "Diva," and it doesn't really give me a good impression. For that reason, I already don't like Diva. Worse than her name is her face, though. It's creepy, and she looks a little crazy, even. Check out those incredible wide eyes and her obnoxious lipstick.

While I complimented Mira for her strange but unique house, Diva's doesn't make much sense. Hers has an Egyptian theme, but I don't really see that as fitting for her looks. She doesn't appear Egyptian like Lucky or Ankha, so why does she have a sandy, dusty tomb for a house? It's strange.

Best Sisterly Villager - Frita

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I nominate Frita to be the next McDonald's mascot. Step away, Ronald McDonald (or his Animal Crossing equivalent, Pietro), we got a new mascot in town, and it's much better than you. Frita is basically a cornucopia of fast food items. As many are quick to point out, her entire look is just food. I say her skin is the color of burger meat, which is kind of disgusting but also awesome; meanwhile, her wool is made of french fries, and to top it off, her head has a hamburger bun on it. I do have a preference for villagers that look like food, and Frita takes the cake. She's so cute, I could eat her up... literally.

Worst Sisterly Villager - Hazel

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Under normal circumstances, I find squirrels to be cute. In real life and in Animal Crossing, there's not much to dislike about these critters, in my mind. Well, then there's Hazel, who is incredibly ugly. The worst part is that awful unibrow. How hard is it to shave a little in the middle of that thing and make yourself look normal, Hazel? Admittedly, there's no saving those awful bangs of hers, either. Her mouth is kind of cute and squirrel-like, although she's a little plain otherwise. Then my friend pointed out this strangely specific observation: "She looks like she'd smell like onions." Now I can't get that out of my head.

Best Sisterly Villager - Katt

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Katt is sick. I love cats in Animal Crossing, and she's definitely a cool cat. Look at her little teeth sticking out from her grin, and those sly eyes of hers. I'm pretty jealous that my brother had her as one of his original two villagers. She's a funny little thing, always singing in my brother's plaza. He also likes to give her hats, which can be a hit or a miss. Sometimes they wear them many times, and sometimes they wear a hat once and never again. Katt wears just about anything my brother throws at her, and she is stylin' every time.

Worst Sisterly Villager - Muffy

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Oh God. This is bad. This is really bad. Muffy is absolutely mortifying. Those eyes just blankly stare into the abyss, as if she's been hypnotized. Her pale goth makeup and deep black lipstick shouldn't be put on any animal, period. Goodness, what a disaster. A picture's worth a thousand words, so I'll just leave it at that, since Muffy might be the very worst villager in the game.

Best Sisterly Villager - Phoebe

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This series concludes with the top sisterly villager: Phoebe. What a well-deserved accolade, because Phoebe is a stylin', cool sisterly villager. Phoebe is a phoenix, so her unique feathers help give that fire-like appearance. Her vibrant tail feathers accentuate her overall phoenix look. If you have Phoebe in your town, be proud to say that you have a bona fide phoenix.

I have to say, I'm jealous of anyone that was able to clench her as a starting villager. Had I more patience, perhaps I would have rerolled my town until I got her, but that could take a very long time. In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, she was caring and ended up becoming my best friend in the game. One day, perhaps, I'll be able to reunite with her.


What are your favorite sisterly Animal Crossing: New Horizons villagers? Do you agree with this list? Let us know in the comments below!

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