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Jock villagers (オイラ oira, or ハキハキhakihaki) (also called sporty or athletic) are male villagers in the Animal Crossing series. Hakihaki is a Japanese onomatopoeic or mimetic word meaning, briskly, promptly, clearly or lucidly. The English term Jock comes from the American stereotype, usually seen as high school or college jocks. A jock is a male athlete, who, in the light of the media, is considered unintelligent and dull-witted, which is reflected in the Animal Crossing personality type by their key interests in physical fitness and sports, including wrestling and typical gym exercises such as leg-squats and push-ups. These interests are unseen in the game, like the other hobbies. As of now, there are 75 jock villagers, making them the most common personality.
Jock villagers are obsessed with sports, talking frequently about their physical appearance and sporting progress and occasionally gossip. They brag quite a bit, usually about working out. They would encourage the player when given tasks and other things. Stereotypically, they are also not very smart, incessantly confusing themselves - calling the brain "the Brian", saying they're in a "punch" instead of pinch and failing to even grasp the concept of the game 'rock, paper, scissors'. Also, they rarely talk about fashion, although they are very similar to snooty villagers. They are the brother-like characters in the game, giving pep talks to the player and appearing competitive towards them and other villagers when they partake in town events. In the original Animal Crossing they go to sleep at 1:00 AM and wake up at 5:30 AM. In Wild World and City Folk they usually go to sleep at 2:00 AM and wake up at 6:30. In New Leaf they go to sleep at 12:00 AM and wake up at 7:00 AM. They are rarely angry unless pushed too far or offended by others, particularly lazy villagers who have conflicting personalities. A discussion between the lazy and jock villager will leave the jock villager confused and unable to talk. When jock villagers get sad, they say something like "I'm just sweating through my eyes!". When at the player's house , they will often say something like, "We have the same taste in sportswear!" Sometimes jock villagers will make suggestive remarks to the player, i.e. "The night is young and so are we!". When in the Roost, They say they "get totally sleepy" whenever they look at the owner.
Below are some (not all) quotes made by jock villagers.
- "Yo, (player's name)! Again with the chatting! Are you stalking me, bro? What do you mean you're not my bro, bro? (catchphrase)!
- Whoa! It's <player again! Nothing can stop you huh? You just keep on truckin'! <catchphrase>!"
- "You've been the subject of some gossip lately. Rumor has it you're a <rumor> So, uh...is it true?" -It's true!- "Really?! Huh. I guess the rumor mill gets one right once in a while!" -I'm not so sure.- "Heh heh! Seems like rumors are just rumors, <catchphrase>."
- "Just a guy and a girl hanging out together is enough to get rumors started, isn't it? But I think I might have read too much into <male villager> hanging out with <female villager>. I saw them the other day, and I was like, "How are the lovebirds doing?" They laughed at me and said I just don't get it. Darn! I'm so awkward sometimes, <catchphrase>!
- "Yeah, I've been working on my biceps like cra\zy lately... I'd love to show off for some out-of-towners. You should invite some friends from another town to come and see the gun show, <catchphrase>! Haha! the "guns" are my muscles, of course. I'm gonna train my butt off until your pals show up!"
- Hey, <player> check me out! ...No, I'm not talking about my clothes! I wanted you to appreciate my rippling muscles! I think of clothes of the icing on the scrumptious cake that is my jaw-dropping physique! Haha!
- "It's go time for me today" I'm always at full speed, no matter what the weather is like!"
- When Katrina is in town: "Do you believe in fortune-telling?
- I don't believe in that at all! If you have a strong will you can pound good luck to the ground! On the other hand, I heard Katrina's fortune-telling is legit... no, no! Part of me wants to believe in it, and part of me thinks it's silly! <catchphrase>!"
- "Rushing up to talk to me like that... Geez, you're so impatient! What's so important, <catchphrase>?
- When Snooty Villager is over: "Hey, you made it, <player>! <snooty villager> is loitering around here too, <catchphrase>.
- When at home: "My <item> is one of my favorites! I don't usually get so flashy until the <sporting advent> hits town. When I get all glammed up like this, memories of that event come flooding back!"
- "Hey, are you tight with <normal villager>? 'Cause I feel like I am. When the two of us get to talking, we can't stop! I'm not a chatterbox, am I? naw, I'm pretty sure it's a two-way conversation, <catchphrase>!"
Names in other languages
- The Japanese name, 'oira' is a personal pronoun that is masculine and commonly used with friends.
- There are more jock villagers than any other personality.
- In New Leaf, jocks have the highest-pitched voice of all the male villagers.
- Though it is rare, jocks will give the player medicine if they have been stung by a bee.