"But first and foremost, I'm an octopus!"
— Octavian, Wild World
Octavian (おくたろう,,Octarou?) is a crankyoctopusvillager from the Animal Crossing series, first appearing in Animal Forest. The prefix of his name, "Octa-," means eight, which is a reference to his species. His name is also derived from Gaius Octavius, the first emperor of ancient Rome, who later adopted the name Augustus. He is most notable for being the only octopus character in the series until Animal Forest e+, where Marina, a normal villager, appears as an islander. His initial phrase is based on the fact that octopus have suction cups (also known as "suckers") on their tentacles.
Octavian is a light red octopus with a jet, which is normally associated with octopi, relocated to mimic a mouth. He has a white patch in an "x" shape on the back of his head, made out of two bandages. Being an octopus, his mouth is puckered. He has two tentacle arms with suckers and six octopus legs, adding up to be eight, as a real octopus would have. He has puffy, puckering cheeks with peachy blush marks and angry-looking, squinted eyes. His initial shirt is the Big Star Shirt. He will also carry a melon umbrella on rainy days.
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Cranky villagers will usually appear in a grouchy or agitated mood and are more difficult to befriend than other villager types. When talking to the player, cranky villagers tend to become angry if the player disagrees with them or refuses to do a favor. Like all cranky villagers, Octavian will be invested in his hobby and will often challenge the player to various competitions. He will easily get along with jock, snooty and other cranky villagers, and occasionally lazy and normal villagers as well. However, he will find it hard to socialize with peppy villagers, as they will seem overstimulated or immature. Octavian will also enjoy spreading rumors of other villagers.
Octavian's house has the Space Theme like Ribbot, with the Lunar Horizon (a star-clustered wall) and the Lunar Surface (a cratered, moon floor). He has the Rocket, Space Shuttle, Flying Saucer, a Satellite, a Lunar Rover, Spaceman Sam, two Asteroids, the Robo-Chair, and the Robo-Stereo that plays K.K. D & B. This song (and the electronic beeping noises from the Flying Saucer) gives his home an intense space mission feel, due to the sound textures of each item. As with all villagers, items in his house may be removed or replaced after the player sends him new wallpaper, carpet, furniture and/or articles of clothing through the mail service.
Octillery, a Pokémon from the famous game series, Pokémon, has a resemblance to Octavian. Nintendo also publishes the Pokémon series as well as the Animal Crossing series, so it's possible this was done purposefully.
If the player catches an octopus and Octavian is in the vicinity, he will become angry, telling the player "I saw what you just did there!"
Octavian's name may be a reference to the enemy from The Legend Of Zelda, the Octorok.
In Happy Home Designer, Octavian's home request is a reference to the Nintendo game Splatoon.