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 name is a play on the Hieroglyphic symbol, the "Ankh", meaning life. 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, but in City Folk and New Leaf, she wears the Mummy Shirt. She wears an Egyptian headdress that resembles the Nemes crown with a cobra called the "Uraeus", that symbolised kingship in ancient Egypt. In City Folk, Ankha's headdress contains a scarab charm in place of a cobra figurine.
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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 the first Animal Crossing, Ankha's house has only one item, which is the master sword. In City Folk, Ankha's house takes on a Egyptian look. She has the Ancient Wall and matching carpet in her house which can only be obtained from Saharah. She also has a pyramid, a sphinx, and a birdcage. When she gets a stereo, it will play Marine Song 2001.