“I'm not waddling! I'm working my glutes!”
― Picture quote, Wild World
Roald (ペンタ,Penta?) is a jockpenguinvillager from the Animal Crossing series. He has appeared in every game so far. Roald's name could possibly come from Roald Amundsen, the first person to reach Antarctica, the natural habitat of Adelie penguins. His name could also have come from the fact of "Roald" rhyming with "Cold", the temperature of the natural habitat of penguins. His initial phrase is a reference to the cold, as words are usually a stutter in cold temperatures. It is quite similar to Cube's, Gwen's, and Aurora's. He has the fitness hobby.
Roald is a dark, navy blue penguin. His stomach is white and his beak and feet are a yellow-orange color. He has large eyes with black pupils that appear to stare off into space. His initial shirt is the Café Tee. In New Horizons, he initially wears a red Flannel Shirt.
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Roald has a jock personality and has a great interest in sports and bodybuilding. Jock villagers are hyperactive and motivated but often come across as egotistical and dense. As a jock villager, Roald is very interested in his hobby, and may compete against the player at catching bugs and fish. Jock villagers get along with peppy, cranky and sisterly villagers, but conflict with the laid-back lifestyle of lazy villagers. Snooty villagers may also be difficult to get along with for Roald.
At first glance, he looks a little chubby, but Roald's whole body is a well-toned bundle of muscle. He won't tell anyone his workout secrets. You can bet it's not push-ups, though - when he's lying on his belly, his arms don't even reach the floor!
Leading up to the release of New Horizons, Roald became a popular internet meme within the Animal Crossing series community, with memes usually revolving around Roald being inserted into different scenarios for humorous effect.
In a character popularity poll held on the Japanese Animal Crossing website, Roald ranks as the 28th most popular character at 641 votes, barely higher than Billy, but less than Tangy.