Which Warrior Cats would make the best Animal Crossing Villagers? by Ospreysplash

Osprey wonders how Warrior Cats would act in Animal Crossing!

Hello! It’s me, Osprey, back for another article!

I’ve been playing Animal Crossing (it’s a Nintendo video game) a lot lately, and the game has a very unique structure. For those who don’t play it, basically, you live on an island surrounded by various animals. These animals all have distinct personalities, appearances, likes and dislikes, and so on, and I was wondering, which Warriors character would best translate into the Animal Crossing universe? In two worlds so different from each other, finding a character/characters that can overlap would be great fun, and good for an article.

First up, before we start, what factors determine a Warrior Cat’s suitability to be an Animal Crossing Villager? I’ve decided to split the article up into 2 segments, Personality and Appearance, as those are the two most important things for an Animal Crossing Villager.

PERSONALITY REQUIREMENTS
First up, the Warriors characters actually need a personality. Every single Animal Crossing Villager needs a personality, so I’m not going to make Greeneyes into a Warriors Character, because no one knows who Greeneyes is apart from that one time she appeared in Code of the Clans. These characters who I choose would’ve had to appear in a sufficient number of books so I know what they’re like and can accurately judge their personality.

Next up, the characters can not be evil. With Animal Crossing’s game structure, the player has the ability to be friends with every villager, and the villagers always have to be kind once they get to know the villager. Tigerstar just can’t be trusted to be nice, and I’m sure no one would like a villager with a record of being a murderer on their island, so all villains are off.

Relating to that, no shy/extremely introverted characters. There are 8 personalities a villager can be in Animal Crossing (more details about that later) and all of these personalities have the ability to strike up a conversation on the spot, so characters who are socially awkward unfortunately wouldn’t be the best Animal Crossing villager.

Characters with personalities too complex for Animal Crossing to represent without confusing everyone who plays the game won’t be counted. This includes characters like Clear Sky, who had a massive character arc, and whose thoughts and actions wouldn’t suit the personalities for the characters in the game.

The final step of determining which characters have personalities that fit best into the 8 villager personality types in Animal Crossing. In Animal Crossing, there are set personalities the villagers can have. A character may have satisfied all the conditions above, but if their personality doesn’t fit in some way into one of the following personalities, then they aren’t in the running for being best suited to being an Animal Crossing Villager. (I know that the personality types are gender based, but for the sake of simplicity, I’ll be ignoring that)
The personality types are:

PEPPY
These characters are very excitable, can be a bit full-on, and are very friendly. They dream of being important and famous, and they befriend others easily. They are generally very positive, and a bit immature.

SISTERLY
Sisterly villagers are pretty mature. They are humble all the same, and are pretty tough, but care deeply about others. They are good with kids/kits, and reminisce on the past a fair bit.

JOCK
Jock villagers love fitness and staying fit, and will boast about how fit they are. They are also pretty immature (not as much as peppy villagers). They are highly competitive.

CRANKY
Cranky villagers often speak to others as if they are younger than them. They are more polite and mature than most other villagers.

SMUG
These guys are a mood. They seem polite, kind and easy to befriend, but they may be seen as vain or narcissistic at points. They are pretty lively, and befriend others living around them pretty easily.

LAZY
Very very immature, relaxed and kind, lazy villagers are often very easy to befriend. They are confident, but not full of themselves, and they find it very easy to become good friends with others.

SNOOTY
As the personality name suggests, snooty villagers are very full of themselves, and while polite, can be aloof if not befriended. They can come off as narcissistic initially, but once befriended, they can be quite kind

NORMAL
These characters are little cinnamon rolls. Very sweet, very kind, but not super confident or super talkative, these guys are also pretty empathetic, and don’t show that much emotion when compared to other characters.

So, with personality out of the way, we move onto appearance and it’s criteria.

APPEARANCE
The main thing about a character’s appearance is they can’t look too similar to another character in Animal Crossing, or too plain. For example, Jayfeather wouldn’t make the cut since there’s already a grey tabby cat in Animal Crossing, nor would Leafstar since there’s a brown and cream cat.

So, with that all out of the way, let’s get started!

SO, WHICH CHARACTER DOES FIT INTO THE ANIMAL CROSSING WORLD THE BEST?

For the sake of simplicity, I’ll only be looking at characters who were in the allegiances of the last book of each arc. No looking at characters who weren’t in there (apart from Monkeystar. I’m including Monkeystar because I love her).

After using the criteria in the personality section, I ended up with the following list as candidates to be sorted into personalities –
Firestar
Whitestorm
Cinderpelt
Longtail
Mousefur
Ferncloud
Brackenfur
Tawnypelt
Dustpelt
Sandstorm
Greystripe
Goldenflower
Cloudtail
Brightheart
Tallstar
Barkface
Ashfoot
Stonefur
Feathertail
Stormfur
Mistystar
Barley
Princess
Smudge
Sorreltail
Daisy
Littlecloud
Crowfeather
Leafpool
Squirrelflight
Mothwing
Jayfeather
Berrynose
Cinderheart
Poppyfrost
Honeyfern
Lionblaze
Millie
Heathertail
Willowshine
Briarlight
Blossomfall
Dovewing
Purdy
Star Flower
Thunder
Lightning Tail
Tall Shadow
Wind Runner
Gorse Fur
Grey Wing
Fernsong
Twigbranch
Tigerstar 2
Leafstar
Hawkwing
Violetshine
Flipclaw
Bristlefrost
Rootspring
Monkeystar because she’s special

71 cats. That’s a lot.

So, time for personality sorting. I came up with the following personality-wise

PEPPY
Cinderpelt
Princess
Sorreltail
Squirrelflight
Briarlight
Lightning Tail
Twigbranch
Monkeystar

SISTERLY
Tawnypelt
Sandstorm
Blossomfall

JOCK
Thunder
Dustpelt

CRANKY
Purdy
Mousefur

SMUG
Jayfeather
Tigerstar 2
Tall Shadow

LAZY
Greystripe

SNOOTY
Berrynose
Star Flower
Mistystar

NORMAL
Honeyfern
Poppyfrost
Daisy
Brightheart
Goldenflower
Fernsong
Feathertail

So, we are down to our final 28 cats!
From here, I’ll choose the character I best believe to be suited to being an Animal Crossing Villager from each personality.

Starting with the Peppy Characters:
MONKEYSTAR
Monkeystar, first up, has a very unique name, and having a cat called Monkey in Animal Crossing would be super fun! She lends herself very well to the peppy personality, as well as her tortoiseshell design being interesting for the game! The design team for Animal Crossing could make her design look similar to a species of monkey to match her name, and I think that’d be very cool!

For Sisterly:
TAWNYPELT
She seems to be the only cat out of the 3 I suggested to really fit the Peppy Personality well, and again, her tortoiseshell pelt makes her a unique pick. From her name in the books, ‘Tawnypelt,’ a multitude of unique names!

Jock:
THUNDER
Between him and Dustpelt, he is the slightly more likeable out of the two, and I don’t believe there is another villager with the name Thunder. Not much to say about this one.

Cranky:
PURDY
My only reasoning for this one is who wouldn’t want Purdy walking around their island?

For Smug:
TALL SHADOW
All of the warriors who were in the ‘smug’ category had extremely unremarkable designs, so I based my choice off personality alone. Shadowstar lends herself to being smug very well, while also having a very mysterious aura, which would be interesting.

Lazy:
GREYSTRIPE
I only had one choice for this, but Greystripe lends himself to being a lazy villager in Animal Crossing very well. Kind, light-hearted and immature, even in his old age, he’d be a great addition to any island.

Snooty:
STAR FLOWER
I certainly wouldn’t want Berrynose or Mistystar on my Animal Crossing island, so Star Flower it is. She has the sort of design that she’d gush about how pretty she is over, with a shining golden pelt, and ‘Star’ seems like a very good snooty villager name.

Normal:
After a bit of thinking, I decided to go with:
HONEYFERN
The character who lends herself best to being a normal villager, with a pretty mild personality, and a cat who is very selfless, Honeyfern is just a sweetheart. ‘Honey’ is a very cute name for a villager! Brightheart was close behind, but I didn’t choose her because she was shown to not be the most empathetic cat in Greystripe’s Vow and The New Prophecy.

And that just about wraps things up! What do you think of my choices?

See you next article!

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