"Trouble rides a fast horse."
|Birthday||June 16th (Gemini)|
|Initial clothes||Checkered Tee|
|Home request||A black and white bastion|
Just a little bit of milk,
One spoonful of sugar
|Style||Rock 'n' roll|
|Favorite song||K.K. Dirge|
|Appearances||AFe+, WW, CF, NL, HHD, PC|
|Regional names|| Rosco|
“I've got my eye on you, bucko!”Roscoe (シュバルツ, Shubarutsu?, Schwartz) is a cranky horse villager in the Animal Crossing series. His initial phrase, "nay", is the sound a horse makes, commonly spelled "neigh". The reason for it being spelled as "nay", which also means "no", may refer to his cranky personality. He first appears in Animal Forest e+, as an exclusive, and subquently in Wild World and City Folk. Roscoe also shares his name with the award winning jockey, Roscoe Goose. His Japanese name, Schwartz, means 'black' in German, reflecting the color of Roscoe's skin.
― Picture quote, Wild World
Roscoe is a black horse with a dark gray mane and his eyes are red with small black pupils. The inside of his ears are dark purple. When narrowing his eyes, his scleras turn yellow. He initially wears the checkered shirt, which matches his initial house theme. He resembles the villager Mathilda. He will sometimes use patterns, and wear them, made by the player in Able Sisters. He resembles a knight from chess.
|Below is a brief description of the cranky personality. For more information, click here.|
In Animal Forest e+, Roscoe has the same house as Rolf the tiger's, only that he has changed the wallpaper and the flooring which is the Lattice Wall and the Checkered Tile. K.K. Dirge is played on a Gold Stereo with two Bowtoids.
In Wild World and City Folk, Roscoe's house has a modern theme, featuring many items from the modern series. Roscoe also has two chess pieces in his room - the white knight and black knight. Knights in chess are represented by horses, a reflection of his species. He also has a baby bear which, to some, seems out of character for a cranky villager. In Wild World, he has a plant, a petrol thing, a modern lamp and modern sofa, a white chess piece and a candle. If he has a stereo, it will play K.K. Dirge. In City Folk, he has a modern sofa.
In New Leaf, Roscoe's house is furnished mostly with items from the Sleek series, along with a weeping fig plant, and a metal guitar with an amp.
- Roscoe has a heavily influenced Chess theme, aside from being a black horse himself (In which half the knight pieces are depicted as) his shirt has a chessboard design pattern, and his house has modern furniture, which also has the same pattern.
- When Rosce's model makes an "angry" face, the whites of his eyes turn yellow.