“Sorry, uh...I think I'm gonna be busy, um...h-hiding from you”
― Hornsby, New Horizons
Hornsby (みつお,Mitsuo?) is a lazyrhinovillager from the Animal Crossing series. His name is a play on the horn on his head. His picture quote in New Leaf is most likely a reference to his e-reader card profile. Hornsby was first seen in the GCN games, and did not appear in future iterations until the Welcome amiibo update in New Leaf. He was, however, found in the data for Happy Home Designer, but unlike many other unused villagers, he has no icon and only textures for him exist in the game's code.
Hornsby is a deep blue rhino with a yellow horn. In addition, the tips of his arms are the same yellow color. His ears are pink and he has a navy blue pattern on the back of his head that may be hair. Hornsby initially wears the Argyle Sweater in New Horizons, and the Chevron Shirt in Animal Crossing.
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As a lazy villager, Hornsby will be friendly and easy to get along with due to his laid back lifestyle. Like all lazy villagers, he has a love of food and relaxing. He will enjoy partaking in the usual hobbies, usually for relaxing reasons or for food, like when fishing. Hornsby will get along well with other villagers, but may offend or confuse jock villagers, who have a lifestyle of exercise and fitness, which conflicts with the lazy lifestyle of relaxing and food. He will get along with other lazy villagers with whom he will talk about food, comics, or superheroes. He will also get along well with normal, peppy, smug and sisterly villagers, and occasionally cranky villagers, but may from time to time annoy snooty villagers, who disagree with the lazy lifestyle.
In the older games of the series, Hornsby's house is very relaxed, most of the furniture in his house are Cabin and Exotic furniture. There are three shirts, one plant, and a Reel-to-Reel that plays Aloha K.K..
In New Leaf, Hornsby was reintroduced with many new furniture items exclusive to the Welcome amiibo update, which come with his amiibo card and appear in his house and RV. This includes a ramen cup, record box, basic trash can, futon mattress, minifridge, zen desk, trash bags, and more. He uses the dirt-clod wall and old board floor.
In New Horizons, Hornsby's house retains the low-budget apartment feel from New Leaf. He has a mini fridge with a mug on top, which sits next to a pile of zen cushions. Across from this is some stacked magazines and trash bags, and in the center of the room is a singular zen cushion positioned in front of his tea table. Along the back of the room are his futon, a floor seat, and two cardboard boxes holding a magazine and a tape deck, which he plays K.K. Lament on. He again uses the dirt-clod wall, but his flooring has changed to the rush tatami.