- "It's so lively here! This is the best place to come when you're feeling kind of lonely."
- — Zell, Animal Crossing: New Leaf
"Clothes totally make the man."
|Initial clothes||Arctic Camo Shirt|
|Appearances||Animal Crossing: New Leaf|
|Regional names|| Walter |
Zell (ネルソン, Nelson) is a smug deer villager that first appears in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. His initial catchphrase, "pronk," is a reference to the way deer may move by using all four legs simultaneously to jump up and down, and his name may derive from the word "gazelle", a type of antelope that look similar to deer.
Zell, despite being a deer, has the appearance of a blackbuck, a species of antelope. He is colored black with white on his eyes, mouth, and right ear. His arms are black with white on the hooves. His initial clothing is the Arctic Camo Shirt.
Zell has a smug personality. This means he will appear kind and gentlemanly when in conversation with the player. On numerous occasions, he will flirt with the player and admire them. Zell will occasionally talk about being into niche hobbies, like being a train fanatic or collecting plastic bottle caps. He will be very interested in fashion and will mention it often in conversations and letters.
|New Leaf||Male: Bam | Beau | Bruce | Erik | Lopez | Zell |
Female: Deirdre | Diana | Fauna | Fuchsia