Biff (ガブリエル,,Gabriel?) is a jockhippovillager from the Animal Crossing series. The name "Biff" comes from the adjective "buff." Biff is a name often derived with bullying individuals or those obsessed with muscles, perhaps an allusion to his jock personality. Biff also means beef in Swedish. Biff made his first appearance in Animal Forest. The Spanish name, Pipo, may derive from the Spaniard clay containers as they both share a similitude to shape and dark coloring. Biff's departure from Animal Crossing was made apparent in Wild World and City Folk but reintroduced with the release of Animal Crossing: New Leaf, marking a reappearance into the series.
Biff is a brown hippo, his cheeks and hooves are lighter in color. He has only two visible tusks showing, which is common for the hippo villagers. Biff's eyes make it seem as if he's concentrating on becoming stronger, faster which is appropriate for the jock personality. Biff wears a Jagged Shirt. At first glance, the player may think that he is a cranky villager, due to very angry looks.
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Jock villagers usually appear to have a large amount of energy and are very interested in sports and bodybuilding. They can also be egotistical at times and are somewhat dense. As a jock villager, Biff will be very interested in his hobby and will often ask to compete with the player to see who can catch a certain fish or bug the fastest. Biff will easily get along with peppy villagers, who share similar traits. However, he will find it difficult to converse with lazy, snooty, and cranky villagers, as he will often not understand the conversation.
In Animal Crossing, Biff's house has a country theme, with various items from the Green Series located within his home as house decor. K.K. Blues is played on a Reel-to-Reel.
In New Leaf, his house looks a bit like a basketball court in the city. He has a telephone booth, as well as a basketball hoop.