"The horse doesn't pull the cart, the oats do."
|Initial clothes||Gaudy Sweater|
|Skill||Playing old maid|
Lots of milk,
Three spoonfuls of sugar
|Favorite song||K.K. Waltz|
|Appearances|| Animal Forest,|
Dōbutsu no Mori +,
Dōbutsu no Mori e+,
Animal Crossing: Wild World,
Animal Crossing: City Folk,
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
|Regional names|| Martin|
- "Got any snacks on you?"
- — Picture quote, Animal Crossing: Wild World
- "My head is still leaking, but that medicine will make me feel better soon."
- — Elmer, Animal Crossing: City Folk
Elmer (サブレ, Sablé?) is a horse villager with a lazy personality. He appears in all games from the Animal Crossing series. His name could be a reference to either the Elmer Horse Collection, a company which makes horse figurines, or Elmer's Glue, which was once made from horses. His Japanese name can come from sablé, a french shortbread biscuit. His initial phrase, "tenderfoot," may relate to the cowboy ranch rank, where a tenderfoot is an inexperienced ranchman, or "cowboy." This may also be related to one of the Boy Scout ranks in American Scouts. His picture quote is referring to his lazy personality, because lazy villagers enjoy the consumption of food. He shares his picture quote with Drake, another villager in the Animal Crossing Series.
Elmer is a bay brown horse with a darker brown mane. He has a white stripe down his forehead that reaches his gray muzzle. Elmer has partially closed, lazy looking eyes with blue eyelids. His initial clothing is the gaudy sweater. His overall appearance suites his personality.
Below is a brief description of the lazy personality. For more information, click here.
As a lazy villager, Elmer will enjoy napping and discussing food, as well as appearing calm and relaxed through most circumstances. He, like all lazy villagers, is interested in comics and superheroes, and will share interests with them such as clothes, fishing, bug catching, and fossil hunting. When he talks about clothes, he may mention his alter ego, "Fashion Lad", a made up hero by lazy villagers who tackles fashion disasters. Snooty and jock villagers will find it difficult to get along with him, due to his relaxed lifestyle which may offend them. He gets along well with peppy and other lazy villagers, all of which are childish and less mature. He will also befriend normal villagers because of their kind and calm personalities.
Elmer's house has an old-fashioned theme to it. It has two ranch couches and a ranch coffee table, a classic clock, a regal dresser, wardrobe and lamp, a haz-mat barrel and a phonograph that will play K.K. Waltz.