"We're friends, so I won't gnaw on your legs, even though I'm starving."
— Picture quote, Wild World
Alfonso (アルベルト,,Albert?) is a lazyalligatorvillager in the Animal Crossing series. He also appeared in Dōbutsu no Mori as a major character, and Yū's best friend. His catchphrase, "it's a me" is a reference to the famous Nintendo character, Mario. Furthermore, Alfonso and Mario are both Italian names. Alfonso wears the Big Bro Shirt, which is also a reference to Mario. His name may be a reference to alligator, which starts the same way as his name.
Alfonso's design is based on Nintendo's famous mascot Mario from the Super Mario Bros. series. Not only does he mimic Mario's famous "it's a me" quote as his initial phrase, but he also wears the Big Bro Shirt, which features the "M" emblem featured on Mario's cap, although the rest of the shirt is red. Alfonso's external appearance is a subtle reference to Yoshi, Mario's faithful dinosaur companion. He is a burnt-amber orange with darker circles on his face. Both his cheeks and belly are white and his eyes are similarly formed, although his eyelids are a light cyan blue.
As a lazy villager, Alfonso will be friendly and easy to get along with due to his laid back lifestyle. Like all lazy villagers, he has a love of food and relaxing. In Wild World, he will mention his dream of diving in, for example, a pool of chocolate. He will enjoy partaking in the usual hobbies, usually for relaxing reasons or for food, like when fishing. Alfonso enjoys fishing a lot and will regularly challenge you to find certain fish. He will get along well with other villagers, but may offend or confuse jock villagers, who have a conflicting lifestyle of exercise and fitness, compared to the lazy lifestyle of relaxing and food. He will get along with other lazy villagers with whom he will talk about food, comics, or superheroes. He will also get along well with normal and peppy villagers, but may from time to time annoy snooty and cranky villagers, who disagree with the lazy lifestyle.
Alfonso is first seen when Ai delivers the five hundred pies. Soon after they meet, Yu, the kid ninja that sometimes comes to the Animal Village, chases a butterfly with his net. He is Alfonso's friend. Alfonso runs back into his house to get his net to chase after the insect with him. Later on in the movie, you see them digging holes all over the place by the beach to find an ammonite. Then Rosie, another character, says she's seen many more of them somewhere else. Alfonso, Yu, Rosie, Ai, and another character, Margie, go find the ammonite cluster in a boat in the giant cave. While going into the cave, Rosie points them into the wrong direction, for she's the one who knew about the ammonite in the first place, and says right. As they head down a huge waterfall, Rosie yells, "Sorry, it was left!" (Next is the scene where Pascal comes in). Back in the cave, their boat has crashed onto a giant rock.