- "You again? You just can't seem to stay away from ME!"
- — Ankha, Animal Crossing: City Folk
|Initial Phrase||"me meow"|
|Initial Clothes|| Red Aloha Shirt (Animal Forest +, Animal Crossing, Animal Forest e+)
Egyptian Outfit (City Folk, New Leaf)
| Picture Quote|
|"All that glitters is not gold."|
No spoonfuls of sugar
|Appearance(s)|| Dōbutsu no Mori +,|
Dōbutsu no Mori e+,
Animal Crossing: City Folk,
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
|In other languages||Kleo|
Ankha (ナイル, Nile) is a snooty cat villager in the Animal Crossing series, appearing in every game except Animal Forest and Animal Crossing: Wild World. She was intended to make an appearance in Wild World, but was replaced by a new character called Anabelle. She reappears in Animal Crossing: City Folk. In Dōbutsu no Mori +, Animal Crossing and Dōbutsu no Mori e+, she is an Islander. Her name is based on the ankh, which is the Egyptian hieroglyphic character that reads "life."
Her catchphrase relates to her arrogant "snooty" personality, by saying "me," and a sound a cat makes, "meow." Her catchphrase may be interpreted as "me" (repeated twice) followed by a "meow." Egyptians worshiped cats, a cat god (Bastet the protective goddess), and the Egyptian headress, which also may be where the idea for Ankha came from. Since her Japanese name is Nile (practically all the Egyptians used to settle near the "Nile" River), and her headdress is Egyptian style, she is likely to remind you of Ancient Egyptians. Her German name "Kleo" is short for Kleopatra, the German version of Cleopatra, the famous Egyptian queen. As an islander in for GameCube, she has a favorite fruit and a fruit that she is allergic to. Feeding her the allergy fruit will reduce the likelihood of her dropping bags of money. Ankha loves cherries and is allergic to apples.
AppearanceAnkha has golden fur with navy blue stripes and wears Egyptian-esque make up around her eyes. Ankha initially wears a Red Aloha Shirt when she is an islander, but in City Folk and New Leaf she wears the Egyptian Outfit. She wears an Egyptian headdress that resembles the Nemes crown and gives her the appearance of someone like Cleopatra. There is a probable connection between her Egyptian theme and how ancient Egyptians worshiped cats.
Ankha has a snooty personality, which means she will appear arrogant and snobbish towards the player and other villagers, but will appear friendly and nice in some discussions, provided they do not insult or disagree with her lifestyle. She finds herself important, and will get angry or upset if someone criticizes her sense of style or fitness, which means a conversation between her a jock personality may leave either one upset or angry. Her attitude towards the player changes, as she begins to warm up to them, but she will still retain some arrogance and subtle rudeness. She may not get on with lazy villagers, due to their lifestyles. Lazy villagers have a strong interest in food, which will make her upset when in conversation. She will annoy peppy and normal villagers, usually by gossiping about them, and finding small things to judge them on. She will get along well with cranky, and other snooty villagers.
In the first Animal Crossing, Ankha's house has only one item, which is the Master Sword. In Animal Crossing: City Folk, Ankha's house takes on a Egyptian look. She has the Ancient Wall and matching carpet in her house which can only be obtained from Saharah. She also has a pyramid, a sphinx, and a birdcage. When she gets a stereo it will play Marine Song 2001.
E-Reader Card Info
|Forest / Crossing|| Male: Bob | Kabuki | Pierre (AFe+) | Punchy | Stinky | Tom | Kid Cat (AFe+) | Moe (AFe+) | |
Female: Ankha (original islander) | Felicity (AFe+) | Kiki | Kitty | Lolly (AFe+) | Meow (AFe+) | Merry (AFe+) | Mitzi | Monique | Olivia | Purrl | Rosie | Tabby | Tangy
|Wild World||Male: Bob | Kabuki | Kid Cat | Moe | Punchy |
Female: Kiki | Mitzi | Monique | Olivia | Purrl | Rosie | Tabby | Tangy
|City Folk||Male: Bob | Kabuki | Kid Cat | Moe | Punchy | Stinky | Tom |
Female: Ankha | Felicity | Kiki | Kitty | Lolly | Merry | Mitzi | Monique | Olivia | Purrl | Rosie | Tabby | Tangy
|New Leaf||Male: Bob | Kabuki | Kid Cat | Moe | Punchy | Rudy | Stinky | Tom |
Female: Ankha | Felicity | Katt | Kiki | Kitty | Lolly | Merry | Mitzi | Monique | Olivia | Purrl | Rosie | Tabby | Tangy
|Special Characters|| Male: Rover |
Female: Blanca | Kaitlin | Katie