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I was just thinking about how I'd love to have eyes like yours... My eyes are sooooo last week.
― Lionel, New Leaf

Lionel (ライオネル, Raioneru?) is a smug lion villager in the Animal Crossing series. His name, catchphrase, and appearance may refer to the military rank Colonel. He has the music hobby.


Lionel is a brown lion with a white mane. The insides of his ears are gold and he has round, tan blush on his cheeks. He has downturned white eyebrows and a long white mustache and goatee. His eyes are bright-blue and, by default, he appears to be looking upwards. The tips of his paws and his tail have a brown tint.


Below is a brief description of the smug personality. For more information, click here.

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. Smug villagers will stroke their egos from time to time, going on about how cool they are.

Generally, Lionel will get along with lazy, normal, snooty and peppy villagers, and may conflict with cranky villagers.


In New Leaf, Lionel's house appears suave and sophisticated, which matches his smug personality. He has an editor's desk and chair, a red sofa, a regal lamp, a whirlpool bath, a gorgeous bed, and a rococo chest. He also has a lady palm plant and a turntable playing K.K. Moody. For wallpaper, he has the arched window, and for flooring, he has the fancy carpet.

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.

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New Leaf (interior) New Leaf (exterior)
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New Horizons (interior) New Horizons (exterior)

amiibo Card

amiibo Card[1]
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#072 Lionel
Type Lion
Star sign Leo
Birthday 7/29
Roll value 4
Hand sign Paper
Request A guest bathroom or two
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071 Yuka #072 Lionel 073 Flo


In other languages

Language Name
Japan Japanese ライオネル Raioneru
France French Léopold
Spain Spanish Lionel
Germany German Lorenz
Italy Italian Leonida
The Netherlands Dutch Lionel
China Chinese 賴恩睿/赖恩睿 Làiēnruì
South Korea Korean 라이오넬 Raionel (Lionel)


Smug Villagers (NH)
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