"An ear for an ear leaves everyone deaf."
|Initial phrase||mon chou|
|Initial clothes||Swell Shirt|
|Coffee|| Blue Mountain,|
Lots of milk,
3 spoonfuls of sugar
|Favorite song||K.K. Dirge|
|Appearances|| Animal Forest,|
Dōbutsu no Mori +,
Dōbutsu no Mori e+,
Animal Crossing: Wild World,
Animal Crossing: City Folk,
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
- "Sacre bleu!"
- — Picture quote, Animal Crossing: Wild World
Gaston (モサキチ, Mosakichi) (Gastón in Spanish) is a cranky rabbit villager in the Animal Crossing series. His initial phrase and name suggest he is French, or from French origin. His name, Gaston, is a male French name. His initial phrase, "mon chou," is a play on words with "chou chou," a term of endearment. "Mon chou" is also a French term that some people might use on loved ones, such as "honey" or "sweetheart". It has nothing to do with its literal translation, which means "my cabbage". Gaston's picture inscription in Wild World reads as "Sacre Bleu!," (Sacre Bleu translates to "confound!") further establishing his character as a Frenchman. In New Leaf, his picture quote, "An ear for an ear leaves everyone deaf", resembles a quote from Mohandas Karamchand "Mahatma" Gandhi: "An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind." He reappears in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. He, along with Marcel and Cousteau, is French. Gaston's Japanese name refers to his nose, which is rather big, and has a large mustache on it.
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As a cranky villager, Gaston will appear mature compared to other male personality types. This will make him appear rude and belittling when talking to other villagers, including the player. Despite this, he will learn to confine in the player, considering them his only friend. He will enjoy the usual hobbies, but not for competition, but for relaxing and peaceful reasons of calm and tranquility. He will find it difficult to socialize with peppy and normal villagers, and will often make rude comments about them behind their backs. He will get along with lazy and snooty villagers, as well as other cranky villagers, who he will share deeper conversations with. He will, on occasion, annoy a normal villager, usually when being mean about something or someone. When he is sick, he will insult the illness and act delirious, thinking the player is his mother.
Gaston's house has a mad scientist theme, with many of furniture from the Mad Scientist Theme such as a Lab Bench and a Lab Chair. The haunting K.K. Dirge plays on a Reel-to-Reel in his room to add to the creepy effect. Oddly enough, Gaston also has a hamster cage in his room, perhaps to experiment on. His house has a steel floor and a lab wall. He also has a Red Drum. In Animal Forest and Dōbutsu no Mori +, Gaston's house has a kitchen and laboratory theme, with various items such as a Classic Clock and a Modern Table with a fossil and a fish. K.K. Dirge is playing on a Reel-to-Reel. The Wallpaper is the Manor Wall and the Flooring is the Wooden Panel.
- Gaston shares his name with French author Gaston Leroux, author of the famous novel The Phantom of the Opera. He also may share his name with the villion from Beauty and The Beast, Gaston.