|Appearances|| Animal Forest,|
Dōbutsu no Mori e+,
Animal Crossing: Wild World,
Animal Crossing: City Folk,
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
|Regional names|| セイイチ (Seiichi) |
Wendell (セイイチ, Seiichi) is a pattern-selling/traveling artist in the Animal Crossing series. He has slightly different roles in each game he has appeared in, but they all revolve around his artistic ability and design skills. He is a blue walrus with two large, white tusks. He has a big belly that makes his T-shirt burst - which has a small cross for a belly button. He carries around a canvas and a traveller's backpack with him. His name may be a reference to the name Wendall which means 'wanderer'.
In Animal Forest
In Animal Forest, Wendell has a role that is basically the same from Animal Crossing. The only difference is that he only eats fish.
In Animal Crossing and Animal Forest e+
Wendell has a wallpaper selling role in Animal Crossing. He will show up in the player's town on Saturday or Sunday, but has been known to show up on other days too. He appears at a random time of day. He will tell the player he is hungry upon talking to him, and will ask for food. He will eat anything, such as fruit, fish, and turnips. He will give some wallpaper to the player for free as a reward during the weekend and will sell it to the player during weekdays. He disappears after a while.
Wendell's role in Animal Crossing: Wild World is different than it is in Animal Crossing. This time, he gives out unique designs. Upon giving him something to eat when he visits the town, as he is 'starving', he gives a pattern that is unobtainable anywhere else. He will eat fruit, as well as fish. His extreme hunger may be a reference to the stereotypical phrase "starving artist," as he is both. Giving him any type of fruit will yield a pattern already obtained, with the exception of coconuts, which yield a different pattern. He doesn't appear on Sunday or Saturday anymore. Instead, he appears from 6 am to midnight on a Tuesday every two weeks(unless it is the day Redd comes). In Wild World, Wendell comes from Tuskany. When one of his designs is displayed in the Able Sisters, it will say Wendell from Tuskany. Tuskany is a pun involving the region Tuscany, Italy and tusks, for walruses have them. Wendell is the second step in the Golden Axe Trading Event.
Wendell has the same role in Animal Crossing: City Folk as he in Animal Crossing: Wild World, excluding the Golden Axe Trade Event and Redd is taken out of the equation (who now has a store in the City). If the player puts his designs on display at the Able Sisters, and ask to get it, Mabel says, "That design is made by Wendell from Sumware", his town name which is a pun on somewhere. When the player gives Wendell any type of food, such as fruit, or fish, he will give the player one of his designs depending what fruit or fish you gave him.
In Animal Crossing: New Leaf
In New Leaf, he does the same thing like in City Folk but instead he appears wearing light tan pajamas. His only appearance is that he exists in dreams of others towns using the Dream Suite. His services in New Leaf is the ability to copy other patterns being used in towns. He only appears if the town author only allows their patterns to be copied from their own dream world.
In Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Wendell doesn't appear in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a playable character or assist trophy, but he does appear in the game
as a trophy and can also be seen in the Smashville stage.
- In City Folk, when the player gives Wendell a coelacanth, he will not take it from the player and will say "Oh! My mother told me not to eat these, so I'm going to have to give it back." He will then complain that he is hungry.