Her Japanese name is "Nile," which refers to the African river that many Egyptians settled on. Her German name, "Kleo" is short for "Kleopatra," the German version of Cleopatra, the famous Egyptian queen. Her French name “Cleo” also references Cleopatra. As an islander in Animal Crossing, Ankha loves cherries and is allergic to apples.
Ankha has golden fur with navy blue stripes and wears Egyptian-like black eyeliner. Ankha initially wears a Red Aloha Shirt while she is an islander, in City Folk and New Leaf, she wears the Mummy Shirt, and in New Horizons, she wears the Palatial Tank Dress. She wears an Egyptian headdress that resembles the Nemes crown with a cobra called the "Uraeus", which symbolized kingship in ancient Egypt. In City Folk, Ankha's headdress contains a scarab charm in place of a cobra figurine.
While there is a lack of confirmation, Ankha's design, appearance and other characteristics seem to be seemingly or even directly based off of the Abyssinian breed of cat, also simply known as Abys. It is found to be one of the oldest types of domesticated animals in existence, with mummified cats in Egyptian tombs studied by archaeologists appearing similar to the modern breed's standards.
Ankha is also constantly frowning, as she never smiles at all in her appearances. There's also no difference between her smile and her frown.
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Ankha has a snooty personality, which means she loves make-up and gossiping. As a snooty villager, Ankha will first appear rude and arrogant towards the player, often talking about herself and her own experiences. She also speaks about the style and appearance of other villagers, usually other female villagers such as normal, peppy, and other snooty villagers. She will soon warm up to the player, confiding in them about their own feelings but still keeping subtly rude. Ankha will not get along with lazy villagers due to them not caring about their appearance or the lazy villagers hating what she eats, and she won't get along with jockvillagers because they will question her on her physical appearance and they won't worry about fashion. However, she will get along with cranky villagers due to their similar rude personalities, and usually normal villagers as well.
In City Folk, Ankha's house has the ancient wall and matching flooring. She has a pyramids, a sphinx, two tiki torches, a mummy's casket, a broken post, a corn plant, and a Retro Stereo. On her stereo she plays Marine Song 2001.
In New Leaf, Ankha's house remains mostly unchanged but this time she has a throne and 2 of some things in her previous house.
In New Horizons, her house has a yellow exterior with a purple metal-accent door and tan stone roof. For the interior, Ankha has a pyramid, three golden caskets, a golden toilet, golden dishes, gold bars, and a Libra scale. When she gets a music player it will play K.K. Bazaar.