“Hmm, it's still anyone's game! It all up in the air at this point!”
― Admiral, Animal Crossing
Admiral is a crankybirdvillager in the Animal Crossing series. He was originally exclusive to the GCN games. His name and initial quote are both sailing terms - admiral being a title given to the supreme commander of a ship, and "aye aye" is a phrase of affirmation. His name may also be a pun/reference to the famous naval officer and explorer, Admiral Byrd. His Japanese name means "stubborn".
Admiral returned to the series in New Leaf, as part of the Welcome amiibo update. By scanning amiibo cards, this villager can be met via the campground and invited to the town.
Admiral is a green bird with a white jawline, orange cheeks, and a yellow-orange beak, matching his yellow-orange tummy. His feet are striped yellow and brown and he has an orange stripe on his tail with a darker green tip. His overall appearance matches his cranky personality - with deep, serious eyes and a protruding forehead that makes him appear mature, which is a trait commonly associated with the cranky villager personality. He wore the Orange Pinstripe Shirt (renamed Brown-Bar Tee in New Leaf) in every appearance prior to New Horizons, where he wears the Hanten Jacket.
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Cranky villagers will usually appear in a grouchy or agitated mood and are more difficult to befriend than most other villager types. When talking to the player, cranky villagers tend to become angry if the player disagrees with them or refuses to do a favor. Like all cranky villagers, Admiral will be invested in his hobby and will often challenge the player to various competitions. He will easily get along with jock, snooty and other cranky villagers, and occasionally lazy and normal villagers as well. However, he will find it hard to socialize with peppy villagers, as they will seem overstimulated or immature. Admiral will also enjoy spreading rumors about other villagers.
In Dobutsu no Mori, Admiral's house has a Japanese theme, with a kotatsu, a long line of Samurai suits along the back wall, and many bonsai plants.
In Animal Crossing, Admiral's house is decorated to better suit his name. The two TVs in the back represent screens to communicate with other officers and the train set and globe represent world maps. Steel flooring and a shanty wall complete the "main office" vibe of the house.
In New Horizons, Admiral's house is dark green with a brown latticework door and a brown roof. The interior has the dirt-clod wall and the tatami flooring. He has a clay furnace, firewood, a dark wood wooden end table, a dark wood wooden stool, a black rotary phone, a silver tape deck, a pine bonsai, and a green retro fan. He also has a tic-tac-toe patterned kotatsu, a deep blue zen cushion, and a dark wood deep blue floor seat. A pendulum clock hangs on the wall.