“I better not catch you making goo-goo eyes at my wife, or I’ll make you see in the fourth dimension!”
― Cyrus, New Leaf
Cyrus (カイゾー, Kaizō?) is an alpaca who appears in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. He works at Re-Tail with Reese, his wife and his business partner. He is the upholsterer and is in charge of altering furniture, but his services are not accessible right from the start. He is first seen sleeping, and any attempts to wake him up will result in scolding from Reese. Cyrus remains asleep until certain conditions are met, but he is always asleep while the train station gate is open and/or there are other players in town.
Cyrus is an alpaca with blue-colored fur, black eyes, and tan skin. His "hairstyle" is similar to the regent wig item, and he wears a blue apron with red stitches and a pink heart on the left. He has 3 freckles on each of his cheeks and has buck teeth. His hooves are black.
In New Leaf
Cyrus works at Re-Tail with Reese. However, he will always be asleep until four specific in-game conditions are met. Once he's awake, he'll provide a new service to the player where they can customize specific furniture items.
In amiibo Festival
Cyrus is a playable character in amiibo Festival, available when the Cyrus amiibo is scanned on the Wii U. Sometimes when the player playing as Cyrus lands on an event square in the Amiibo Festival Board Game mode, a random event specifically related to Cyrus may appear.
Cyrus has 6 unlockable costumes for the game, unlocked through leveling up the Cyrus amiibo:
- Re-Tail work apron (Level 1)
- Heart logo sweatshirt with red pants (Level 2)
- Blue sweater with the design (Level 3)
- Re-Tail logo jacket (Level 4)
- Light blue jacket (Level 5)
- White tuxedo/groom (Level 6)
In New Horizons
He appears again in New Horizons as a part of the Wedding Season event, along with Reese. If you choose, you may take wedding themed photos with Cyrus and Reese in exchange for Heart Crystals which can be used to buy wedding-themed furniture from Cyrus.
Cyrus is a talented builder who likes reworking furniture. He is fairly aggressive in his speech and warns male characters about interacting with his wife. He uses the catchphrase "squirt", implying that he sees the player as a child. Cyrus is also very proud of his abilities, striking a pose when asked to rework furniture. He can be rather humorous, though.
Cyrus will awaken and provide his services only with the gate closed and no visitors. To use his service, four conditions must be met:
- 100,000 Bells worth of items have been sold to Reese.
- 100 pieces of furniture have been cataloged (found at the Nookling Stores).
- 50 pieces of clothing cataloged (from the Able Sisters).
- The player has played for seven days.
Cyrus is a talented craftsman with an array of refurnishing skills and crafting. He can re-customize most furniture items the player brings to him, but only certain furniture such as chairs, sofas, and TVs are acceptable customized furniture. Cyrus can change a furniture's color, pattern, or fabric design, giving suggestions to the player for customization. For the fabric design (If it's available for that item), Cyrus will ask if you want to use a clothing pattern (which he will take and not return, as he needs the material for the pattern), custom design, or some of his suggestions. If available, the player can use ore to crystallize certain furniture items.
Once a customization has begun, it will take 30 minutes before Cyrus is finished with the customization of the piece of furniture. He can accept unlimited requests per day. Bear in mind that he will not take requests if the store closing time is exceeded.
However, he will not wake up until the player has met each of the four criteria listed above.
Cyrus also has the ability to turn any fossil into a miniature provided the player has a complete collection of that fossil set. Fossil models are a new type of furniture available in New Leaf. They are miniaturized versions of the full fossil sets. While they are not real fossils, regular fossils can be used to make them. These models-sized creatures take up significantly less space than their museum counterparts. Cyrus will offer to make fossil models if the player speaks to him with the completed set in their pocket. Each model costs ten percent of the original set's price to create. Once they are finished, you will be able to display them in your home without having any mass-space losses.
At a cost of 3,000 Bells, he can take any of K.K. Slider's songs and turn it into a special music box housed inside a giant-clam shell (from the beach).
Cyrus returns along with Reese for the Wedding Season event in June on Harv's Island. After receiving the Heart Crystals from Reese for the photo’s, the player can trade him the crystals for limited wedding items.
- He shares his birthday with Vivian, a snooty wolf.
- In New Leaf, he has the voice of a smug villager.
- In New Horizons, he has the voice of a jock villager.