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Marcel (もんじゃ, Monja?) is a lazy dog villager in the Animal Crossing series, who first appeared in City Folk. His name and phrase are French. "Non", (which means "no") is a mild joke on the French's way of speaking. It is stereo-typically used at the end of questions e.g. "This shovel is used for digging up fossils, non?". He may be named after Marcel Marceau, a French actor and mime. His name, along with Cousteau's and Gaston's, is French.

He has the play hobby.


Marcel in City Folk

Marcel has olive green fur which looks black at times with a painted white face to look like a mime and/or a clown. He has round eyes with light yellow scleroses and a dark pupil in the center of each eye. He has round, dark brown eyebrows, an orange (painted) nose and red (painted on) "whiskers." His hands and feet are also white, making it appear like he painted his face with his hands. His initial shirt is the Chichi print.


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

As a lazy villager, Marcel 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. Marcel 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.


Marcel's furniture is Asian-themed. If he acquires a stereo, it will play Comrade K.K.. He has two Samurai suits in his house, Chinese-looking wallpaper and flooring, two Lucky Cats, and a Hearth.

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City Folk (interior)
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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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#191 Marcel
Type Dog
Star sign Capricorn
Birthday 12/31
Roll value 4
Hand sign Scissors
Request A zen-like washroom
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190 Vesta #191 Marcel 192 Pango


  • Since his birthday is on December 31st, he is the only villager in the entire Animal Crossing series who will not show up for the New Year's Countdown.
  • He shares his birthday with Tortimer. They both have a birthday on December 31st.
  • It is suggested that Marcel is from the real-life Kanto region of Japan.
    • His Japanese name is a reference to "Monjayaki", a traditional Japanese pan-fried dish that's popular in the Kanto region.
    • His Japanese catchphrase can be translated as "can you say that..." in a Kanto dialect.
  • As sometimes revealed in New Leaf on Halloween, Marcel is afraid of the Mummy Mask.
  • As sometimes revealed in New Leaf on April Fool's Day, Marcel is the second of five kids.

In other languages

Language Name
Japan Japanese もんじゃ Monja
France French Ismaël
Spain Spanish Eto
Germany German Ronaldo
Italy Italian Giosuè
The Netherlands Dutch Marcel
China Chinese 文字燒/文字烧 Wénzìshāo
South Korea Korean 에드워드 Edeuwodeu (Edward)


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