"I'm not bald! I've just got fine feathers, that's all!"
— Picture quote, Wild World
Apollo (アポロ,,Aporo?) is a crankyeaglevillager in the Animal Crossing series. He also appears in Dōbutsu no Mori as a minor character. His name possibly came from Apollo 11, the first spacecraft launched by the United States to land a man on the moon. He is a bald eagle, specifically, the national bird of the United States of America, which ties in with his birthday being July 4 - Independence Day. His name also may come from the Greek God Apollo, who is also rather snobbish and hostile, referencing his cranky personality. He appears on the album cover for Soulful K.K.
Apollo is a bald eagle with a dark gray body, feathers, and a white head, a typical bald eagle look. This relates to his picture quote. He has a yellow beak and feet with white claws at the end of them. Apollo's wings slowly fade into a white color. His eyes are white semi circles embroidered with a black outline and all-black pupils. His original shirt is a Zipper Shirt which is black with a gray zipper pattern on it.
Below is a brief description of the cranky personality. For more information, click here.
Cranky villagers will usually appear in a grouchy or agitated mood and are more difficult to befriend than other villager types. When talking to the player, cranky villagers tend to become angry if the player disagrees with them or refuses to do a favor. Like all cranky villagers, Apollo will be invested in his hobby and will often challenge the player to various competitions. He will easily get along with jock, snooty and other cranky villagers, and occasionally lazy and normal villagers as well. However, he will find it hard to socialize with peppy villagers, as they will seem overstimulated or immature. Apollo will also enjoy spreading rumors of other villagers.
Apollo's house is a modern and elegant mix of furniture that includes items from the modern series, the chess series, and some fossils. His stereo plays Soulful K.K. in all the versions - except New Leaf, where he plays K.K. Rock.
Apollo is a minor character in Dōbutsu no Mori with his Animal Crossing name. He appears grumpy like in the games, and slowly warms up to Ai after the incident with Yu and Halberd (Alfonso) knocking over Ai into his flower patch, causing a small rift between them. He forgives her, but only because he did not realize Ai was still nervous around him. In the film, there are rumors that he and Bianca, the white wolf, were once a couple. This is apparent when they are close to each other, giving vacant stares at each other, and never really talking to each other. Also, in the end credits of the movie, a bouquet of blue roses appear in front of Bianca's doorstep and Apollo seems to be the only one in the village with a garden with blue roses.
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He may look scary, and he's a bit mean when you talk to him, but Apollo's not as bad as he seems. He's like a loud-mouthed older brother, but even more annoying. Oh, and don't ever call him a mooch.