“What are you staring at?!”
― Picture quote, Wild World
“I'm out for a walk 'cause it's the only thing that will chill out my brain muscle.”
― Buck, City Folk
Buck (ヴァヤシコフ,Vayashikofu?, Vayakov) is a jockhorsevillager in the Animal Crossing series. As a jock villager, he will act friendly and competitive when around the player. His name may refer to a vaulting horse used in gymnastics, which also gets the name from a type of horse sport where a rider tries to stay on top of a horse while it is "bucking." His initial phrase is a play on the word "partner," which is stereotypically said to be pronounced "pardner" by southern people. So far, Buck has appeared in every game.
Buck is a dark green horse with a maroon brown mane. His muzzle and hooves are a creamy white, which resembles a donkey, as well as the shape of his tail. He has grumpy-looking eyes would suggest that he has a cranky personality, but as a jock villager he is more friendly. He initially wears the Eight-Ball Tee, which was changed to the Sweatshirt in New Horizons.
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Buck has a jock personality and has a great interest in sports and bodybuilding. Jock villagers are hyperactive and motivated, but often come across as self-centered and dense. As a jock villager, Buck is very interested in his hobby, and may compete against the player at catching bugs and fish. Jock villagers get along with peppy, cranky and sisterly villagers, but conflict with the laid-back lifestyle of lazy villagers. Snooty villagers may also be difficult to get along with for Buck.
In Wild World and City Folk, Buck has the same furniture as before, but with a few pieces added and gotten rid of. New pieces include the classic wardrobe, classic bookcase, and fireplace. The exotic screen is no longer in Buck's house. The phonograph plays My Place. The flooring and wallpaper are the same.
In New Leaf, Buck's house is different from the past games, with newer furniture. He has a relaxed decoration, somehow messy. He owns some retro furniture like an old TV. Papers and clothes can be seen scattered around his house.
His phonograph plays My Place.
Buck is a competitor through and through, which is why he hates losing. It drives him totally nuts. You really don't want to be around him when he loses. There's a reason people call him "Buck", you know.