“Did you hear what the shoe said to the hat? "You go on ahead. I'll follow on foot!"”Bruce (ブルース, Burūsu?) is a cranky deer villager in the Animal Crossing series who made his debut in New Leaf. Bruce appears in the Japanese-only manga adaptation, Tobidase Dōbutsu no Mori Minna Deseseragi Mura Life. His catchphrase may be a reference to the Norwegian fairy-tale Three Billy Goats Gruff, and the name Bruce may be a reference to their original Norwegian name, Bruse. He has the nature hobby.
― Bruce, New Leaf
Bruce is a teal deer with a light-blue stripe pattern on his forehead. The insides of his ears are orange and he has striped yellow horns that curve backwards. His eyes are half-lidded and he wears a frown by default, causing him to appear scornful. Because of his curved horns and the stripe pattern on his head, he resembles a gazelle or goat more than a deer. He wears a black After-School Jacket in all games he appears in.
|Below is a brief description of the cranky personality. For more information, click here.|
In New Leaf, Bruce's house consists of lots of urban furniture, such as the telephone box and iron frame, similar to an alley. For wallpaper, he uses the Urban Wall, and for flooring, he uses the Hopscotch Floor. On his cassette player, Bruce has K.K. Blues playing.
In New Horizons, Bruce's house resembles an alleyway, similar to his New Leaf house. In the back of his house, he has a basketball hoop, streetlamp, electric kick scooter, phone box, and a cassette player that plays K.K. Blues. In the front of his house, he has an iron frame, mountain bike, cone, and oil barrel. He also has a cardboard sofa, a garbage can, and a manhole cover. For wallpaper, he uses the Street-Art Wall, and for flooring, he uses the Paintball Flooring.
|New Leaf (interior)||New Leaf (exterior)|
|New Horizons (interior)||New Horizons (exterior)|
Bruce's preferred theme is cool. His profile says:
Bruce doesn't like to beat around the bush. In fact, he's not too fond of shrubbery in general.
Campsite Invitation Requirements
Friendship Level: 0
At level 7 friendship, he will reward you with an after-school jacket and sparkle stones (x1) .
At level 9, he will reward you with sparkle stones (x1).
At level 15, he will request that you craft a Mahjong table.
At level 20, he will reward you with pic of Bruce and sparkle stones (x1).
At level 25, he will reward you with sparkle stones (x1).
At level 30, he will reward you with sparkle stones (x1).
At level 35, he will reward you with sparkle stones (x1).
At level 40, he will reward you with sparkle stones (x1).
At level 45, he will reward you with sparkle stones (x1).
- His catchphrase is the same as Gruff's English name.
- Bruce is the only cranky deer, as of New Horizons.
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