Lionel is a brown lion with a white mane. He has brown ears and white eyebrows. He also has a long white mustache and a small goatee. His eyebrows make him look smug, like his personality. He also bears a slight resemblance to Colonel Sanders.
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Smug villagers are very polite, kind, and gentleman-like. As a smug villager, Lionel will get along easily with other villagers. Smug villagers get along well with most villagers, their personality appearing to be a mix of the other personality types. As a smug villager he will stroke his ego from time to time, going on about how cool he is.
His house in New Horizons goes for a similar, but more modern take of the previous one. It resembles a high-class penthouse or bachelor's pad overlooking the nightlife of a city, with most of the furniture being monochromatic aside from the phonograph.