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Lazy villagers (ぼく Boku, or ぼんやり Bonyari) (sometimes called Relaxed, Doofus, or Food-Loving) are male characters in the Animal Crossing series. The name refers to their relaxed, laid-back lifestyle which, in Animal Crossing, goes with their hospitable nature and love of food. As of now, there are 74 lazy villagers.
Lazy villagers have a relaxed and laid-back, sometimes arrogant, approach to living in the town. They appear somewhat hospitable or friendly, in the way they speak and talk about hobbies, particularly fashion. In Wild World, they may mention reading an unseen magazine, called "Chillin' Magazine", which also reflects on their chilled, relaxed lifestyle. They often mention theories relating to certain aspects of the town, which they will mention in conversation to the player or other villagers. For example, some lazy villagers will wonder aloud who has to sit inside the Tom Nook Point System to make it talk. Often, they will mention their beliefs that Tom Nook's store has a basement filled with Tom Nook stuffed animals. They often express a fascination with Tom Nook's fluffy tail, and will sometimes ask for copies of the unseen comic, Bagel Boy. They talk about doing hobbies including fishing, bug catching, fossil digging, planting flowers, and having good fashion. Lazy villagers will often ask you to catch a bug or dig a fossil etc. depending on what hobby they like to do at the time. Once you become good friends with a lazy villager, they will tell you their made-up stories usually relating to the player, like in dreams. Other times they will not tell you their stories because they fear you will not like them. They do not take insults most of the time but sometimes they can, though they are very friendly and open minded. They also tend to dramatize when sick, and they often pronounce 'medicine' as 'bedicine'. They will also sometimes make suggestive phrases to the player, or say "Ah huh huh huh! That's why they call me <villager's name> the romantic!"
Lazy villagers usually go to sleep at 10:00 PM, and awaken at 8:00 AM in Animal Crossing. In Wild World and City Folk, they usually go to sleep at 1:30 AM, and awaken at 8:00 AM. In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, they go to sleep at 11:00 PM and wake up at 9:00 AM. They find it easy to get along with and talk to other villagers, including the player. They get along more with other lazy, peppy, and normal villagers. Jock villagers will find it difficult to get along with them, due to their conflicting lifestyles of relaxing compared to the jock lifestyle of exercising and fitness. Lazy villagers are often brought down by snooty villagers because of their diet, lifestyle, and bitter comments towards them. Cranky villagers will get along with lazy villagers too, as they too enjoy the slow-paced lifestyle and outlook on life. They sometimes get cranky or sad when talking to jock villagers. Sometimes they will make peppy, snooty, or jock villagers angry, and they can make other villagers sad.
Sometimes there is a glitch with lazy villagers when the player has received their picture that they will not recall their past relationship (and in worse cases, forget the player). If this happens simply re-load the game, but, do not time travel; this will make it worse.
Ducks of a lazy personality have a tendency to ask if the player wants to hear a scary story. Of course, this is common with other species of lazy villagers as well, but if the player says yes, they will tell them the mayor's favorite food is Peking duck.
In New Leaf, if a lazy villager is visiting the player's town as a camper, they will mention how good the local fruit is.
Below are some (not all) quotes made by lazy villagers.
- "I heard this real scary story... Do you want to hear it?
Putting (food) in (other food)... Produces the flavor of (another food).
Ewwwww! It's so creepy and unnatural!"
- "Huh huh huh Say good-bye to Mr. Sun, <catchphrase>."
- "Keep it real. Real chill."
- "Hey, dude, did you frame that picture of me? Uh huh huh HUH! Man, I feel like a celebrity! Do you want my autograph, too!?"
- "Do you have a favorite place? You know, a place where you can take a midday nap when you're tired? Huh? Oh me? Well, when you're out, sometimes I like to snooze on your floor!"
- "My New Year's resolution is to eat vanilla pudding and creme brulee until I drop."
- ". . . May I chew on your hair?"
- "I feel so grown-up sitting here in the cafe. If I stay here long enough, I'll probably have to start shaving, <catchphrase>!" (At The Roost)
- "I wonder if Brewster would pour the coffee directly into my mouth if I asked him nicely." (At The Roost)
- "Don't tell Brewster, but I emptied the sugar bowl in my coffee." (At The Roost)\
- "I was thinking about getting a shoe-shine... But the shoe guy isn't even here! <catchphrase>!
- Sleeping. Come back when I'm awake.
- I'm sleeping! Please don't disturb me!
- Sleeping. Don't wake me up. ZZZZZZ.
- "I love talking about people! It's almost as much fun as eating!"
- "You love me, you love me not. You love me, you love me not." *reply "I love you!"* "I love green peppers not, <catchphrase>."
- "I'm out on a snack run!"
- Inside his house: "<greeting> I guess this means you like my place, huh, <catchphrase>?"
- "so I wanted to talk to you... But I forgot what I was going to say. Sorry about that. I'll try reallyl hard to remember, <catchphrase>."
- "I heard a rumor about you everyone is saying you're kind of a <rumor>! I'm jealous I wish I were popular enough for people to gossip about, <catchphrase>!"
- "I was trying to open my drawer with my foot, and I stubbed my toe, <catchphrase>. It hurt so much I cried, but I still want to learn how to do chores with only my feet. It's a long-term goal of mine."
- "I smell a <furniture item>. It's yours, isn't it? -How'd you know?- "Are you kidding? I've been looking for one of thouse forever. Wanna trade it for my sweet, sweet <item>? -Sure!- Yesssssss! Well, there's no point waiting around. Let's do this! A huh huh huh! Thanks a million, <catchphrase>!
Names in other languages
- The Japanese name 'boku' is a personal pronoun that can be used casually and is friendly. It is also almost always used by males.