Rio (デジャネイロ,Dejaneiro?, De Janeiro) is a peppyostrichvillager in the Animal Crossing series. Her name is shared with the Brazilian city of Rio De Janeiro, known for its flamboyant carnivals, which she seems to reflect with her bright colored appearance. Rio is also an uncommon gender neutral name. Her initial catchphrase is a reference towards her species, since newly hatched ostriches are called "chicks". She only appears in the early games of the series.
Rio is a bright red ostrich with orange stars on her cheeks, a little bit of brown hair on her head and a multicolored tail. She also has purple eye shadow and a blue eyelash. Her initial item of clothing is the red scale shirt, the opposite of Sandy's shirt. At first glance, the player may think that she is a snootyvillager, due to her appearance (particularly her make-up).
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Peppy villagers appear to be in a good mood often, and are easy to become friends with. As a peppy villager, Rio will have the tendency to over-react in conversations about trivial subjects, and will usually be over-excited to see the player or other villagers. This villager, like other peppy villagers, will rarely be discouraged from doing anything, including the usual hobbies. Peppy villagers dream of becoming famous in the future and read Ms. Nintendique, an unseen magazine read by snooty, normal, and other peppy villagers in the Animal Crossing Series. Peppy villagers will also have a very short attention span, which means they soon forget some arguments or tasks given to the player which were not completed. Rio may easily get upset in conversation when wrong things are said. She will get along well with other villagers, particularly the lazy, normal, jock, uchi, other peppy villagers, but she may annoy and upset cranky and snooty villagers, whose personalities differ. Due to the nature of peppy villagers, she may mention how "old" or "boring" cranky villagers are compared to her opposing, upbeat personality.