"Always have a comeback."
|Birthday||April 6th (Aries)|
|Initial clothes||Dragon Suit|
|Home request||A dharma dream|
Lots of milk,
Three spoonfuls of sugar
|Style||Rock 'n' roll|
|Favorite song||Lucky K.K.|
|Appearances||AF, AF+, AC, AFe+, WW, CF, NL, HHD|
|Regional names|| Victor|
"This is my good side."Hopper (ダルマン, Dalman?) is a cranky penguin villager in the Animal Crossing series. He is a crested penguin, and named after the Rockhopper penguin, even while his design is based off a Macaroni Penguin (the two look quite similar to the untrained eye. However, they're both crested penguins). He also appeared in Dōbutsu no Mori. Hopper is the only penguin with a cranky personality. He has appeared in all games of the Animal Crossing series. He also appears on the album cover for K.K. Parade.
— Picture quote, Wild World
Hopper is a black and white crested penguin with a yellow beak, red eyes, and long, straw-like eyebrows (like the Rockhopper Penguin) which give him a somewhat angry or grumpy expression. He initially wears a Dragon Shirt. His eyebrows are similar to Mathilda's.
|Below is a brief description of the cranky personality. For more information, click here.|
In Animal Crossing, Hopper's house starts with Cabin Series furniture in it. He also starts with four totem poles and some more random items like barrels. Hopper starts with three gyroids: A Tall Droploid, Tall Gongoid, and Mega Timpanoid. When he has a stereo, he will play Lucky K.K. on it.
Appearance in Dōbutsu no Mori
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In the movie, he was not a main character. Instead, he was the film's comic relief (appearing in the foreground/background throughout a film, not knowing a character's background information). He is seen fishing all year round in the same spot, near the bridge by the river. Throughout the film, he catches a variety of things, excluding fish, but at the end credits finally catches a small fish.
"I'm too old for this. *twitches eye* "
— Hopper (after catching a Moai Statue), Dōbutsu no Mori
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Like other film characters, he was recreated as merchandise. Below are some examples: