"Flying is believing."
|Birthday||February 7th (Aquarius)|
|Initial phrase|| tu-tutu (AC)|
|Initial clothes|| Blue Aloha Shirt (AF+, AC, AFe+)|
Explorer Tee (CF, NL)
|Home request||A captain's cockpit|
A little bit of milk,
One spoonful of sugar
|Favorite song||Aloha K.K.|
|Appearances||AF+, AC, AFe+, CF, NL, HHD|
|Regional names|| Ethan|
“Yay! Thanks for coming to celebrate my birthday!”Boomer (ショーイ, Shōi?) is a lazy penguin villager who first appears in Animal Forest+ as an islander. He was absent in Wild World, but reappears in City Folk. His name most likely comes from a character of the same name in Battlestar Galactica, who was also a pilot; more evidence towards this is how his room is space-themed in New Leaf. His initial catchphrase "human", is another reference to Battlestar Galactica, in which Boomer is a non-human character living among humans.
― Boomer, during his birthday, in New Leaf
AppearanceBoomer wears an aviator's hat and goggles. As an islander, his initial shirt is the blue aloha shirt. His eyes are small, black rectangles, looking as if his eyes were closed. His main body color is olive green, while his flippers and belly are white, and his beak and legs are yellow. When it rains he carries the Camo Umbrella.
As a lazy villager, he will enjoy napping and talking about food, as well as appearing calm and relaxed through most circumstances. Like all villagers, he will enjoy the usual hobbies. When he talks about clothes, he may mention his alter ego, "Fashion Lad", a made-up hero by lazy villagers who tackle fashion disasters. Snooty and jock villagers will find it difficult to get along with him, due to his relaxed lifestyle, which may cause offense to these villagers. Overall, he will get along well with other villagers in the town.
As an islander, Boomer has a favorite fruit and a fruit that he is allergic to. Feeding him the allergic fruit will reduce the likelihood of him dropping money bags. Boomer is allergic to cherries and loves pears.
In New Leaf, his house has received a makeover, and now uses the sky wall paired with plank flooring in a space pilot theme. He retains Aloha K.K. as his music, and has a reel-to-reel in the corner that plays it. Inside his home are a captain's monitor; one regular, two small, and two large space consoles, and two space captain's seats.
- Boomer is one of the few villagers who wears an accessory, as he wears an aviator hat.
- In March 2014, Boomer was the subject of a popular Tumblr post, in which the author discusses the probability of Boomer being non-binary, because of certain conversations referring to him with 'they/them' pronouns. However, villagers often use 'they/them' pronouns for every other villager, due to limitations in the game's code. Boomer's e-Card explicitly states that he is male.