"I'm a cat. Chillin' is in my blood, man."
— Picture quote, Wild World
Bob (ニコバン,,Nikoban?) is a lazycatvillager who has appeared in every game of the Animal Crossing series. His name is most likely based off the bobcat. His initial phrase, "pthhhpth," may be a reference to the sound a cat makes when coughing up a hairball (this is further supported by the information on the e-Reader card which indicates he tends to spit often while speaking). His picture phrase in New Leaf is a feline spin on the memetic phrase "You only live once". He appears to be a very popular character in the game.
Bob is a purple cat with darker polka dots all over his body and face and half-closed eyes, making him appear sleepy. He initially wears the Blossom Shirt, which clashes with his deep-purple fur. The inside of his ears are various shades of pink, and his tail has two darker stripes on it. Despite being male, he has a rather feminine appearance.
Below is a brief description of the lazy personality. For more information, click here.
As a lazy villager, Bob will be easy to get along with due to his laid-back lifestyle. Like all lazy villagers, he shares a love of food and relaxing. He will enjoy partaking in the usual hobbies, usually for relaxing reasons or for food, such as fishing. Bob often asks the player to get him common fish such as sea basses, which he says he's going to 'study.' He will get along well with other villagers, but may offend or confuse jock villagers, who have a conflicting lifestyle of exercise and fitness, opposed to the lazy lifestyle of relaxing and food.
Everyone loves Bob's laid-back attitude, in spite of his nasty habit of spitting whenever he speaks. Ever wonder why he sleeps so late? It's because he's up all night playing video games. Can you blame him?