"Bob and weave! Bob and weave!"
|Birthday||December 1st (Sagittarius)|
|Initial clothes||Black Track Jacket|
|Home request||A boxing gym|
|Coffee|| Blue Mountain,|
Just a little bit of milk,
One spoonful of sugar
|Favorite song||K.K. Adventure|
|Regional names|| Mike |
Rooney (マイク, Maiku?) is a cranky kangaroo villager in New Leaf. Along with Walt, he is one of the first male kangaroos in the series. The name Rooney is a play on the ending of his species English name, "kangaroo," and also may be a reference to the boxer Kevin Rooney. Similarly, his Japanese name, "Mike", may be a reference to the boxer Mike Tyson (as featured in Nintendo's Punch Out).
His catchphrase "Punches" is in reference to the "boxing" nature in which kangaroo jacks fight, and possibly the resulting Australian icon - "the boxing kangaroo".
Rooney is a blue male kangaroo with reddish brown hair and green eyes. He has black feet with three blue stripes, and he wears red/black gloves. His chest, under his tail and the inside of his ears are bright yellow. The outside of his ears are light brown. He has eyebrows that are at an angle, making him look angry or annoyed, which matches his personality.
|Below is a brief description of the cranky personality. For more information, click here.|
Rooney's house is heavily based on a boxing gym. He has a sandbag, a speed bag and a neutral corner, adding to the boxing theme. He also owns standard gym equipment, such as a treadmill, a weight bench, an exercise bike, and a butterfly machine. Rooney also has a Cassette Player that plays K.K. Adventure. His wallpaper is the Shanty Wall and his flooring is the Modern Tile.