- "I wish I could go outside and play!"
- — Big Top, Animal Crossing: Wild World
"A big nose never spoiled a handsome face."
|Initial clothes||No. 3 shirt|
|Coffee|| Blue Mountain,|
Lots of milk,
Three spoonfuls of sugar
|Appearances|| Dōbutsu no Mori e+,|
Animal Crossing: Wild World,
Animal Crossing: City Folk,
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
|Regional names|| 3ごう (#3) |
- "World domination!"
- — Picture quote, Animal Crossing: Wild World
Big Top is a lazy elephant villager in the Animal Crossing series series. He first appears in Animal Forest e+ and also Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: City Folk. His name may be a reference to the main arena of a circus, the big top, where elephants are mainly situated in a circus, or he might be a reference to the Disney movie Dumbo, where they need to preform at the big top of the circus tent.
His initial phrase, "villain", plays along with his villianly charm and appearance. He is the third of the four superhero-themed villagers along with Kid Cat, Agent S and Rocket, though he is often thought of as the "villain" out of them, supported by his Animal Crossing: Wild World picture quote that reads "World domination!". As a lazy villager, Big Top is easy to befriend and makes quick and best friends with the player all though he is really hiding something sinister.
He initially wears a No. 3 green shirt which matches his green helmet. He is unique in wearing a helmet, much like Agent S (who wears the No. 2 helmet) and Kid Cat (No. 1) , who are also some of the only villagers to wear accessories. He has typical cartoon elephant coloring, with pale gray skin, not to be confused by the appearance of brown skin behind his dark visor, which darkens his skin. You know it is gray because of his tail. He has a light orange spot on his trunk and has dazed black pupils behind his helmet's visor and, like most elephant villagers, his mouth is on the left side of his face (although it is on the other side in his original appearance).
Below is a brief description of the lazy personality. For more information, click here.
As a lazy villager, Big Top will have a laid-back lifestyle. His main hobbies will involve food and napping, and his more visible hobbies will involve fishing, catching bugs, and fashion, to name but a few. Among these traits he will appear friendly and hospitable towards the player, enjoying their company. He may, however, confuse and therefore offend jock villagers, who do not understand the lazy lifestyle of relaxing and eating, which is the opposite of the active lifestyle jock villagers follow. Cranky villagers may also get offended, but at some points admire their laid-back outlook on life.
In Animal Crossing: City Folk and Animal Crossing: Wild World, Big Top has a Boxing Theme in his house leading people to believe that he is a jock villager. He has the boxing barricade, blue corner, judge's bell, ringside table, weight bench, two boxing mats, speed bag, a scale, and a stereo which plays K.K. Metal. In Dōbutsu no Mori e+, Big Top's house is the same as Bessie's, but only with the lake wallpaper and the grass carpet. In Dōbutsu no Mori e+, Surfin' K.K. plays on his stereo.
|Forest / Crossing|| Male: Axel | Big Top (AFe+) | Dizzy | Paolo |
Female: Elina (original islander) | Ellie | Eloise| Margie (AFe+) | Opal
|Wild World||Male: Big Top | Dizzy |
Female: Eloise | Margie | Opal
|City Folk||Male: Axel | Big Top | Dizzy |
Female: Eloise | Margie | Opal
|New Leaf||Male: Axel | Big Top | Dizzy | Tucker|
Female: Eloise | Margie | Opal | Tia