“We’re gonna be the bestest friends that ever friended, bloop!”
― Zucker, New Horizons
Zucker (タコヤ,Takoya?) is a lazyoctopusvillager who first appeared in New Leaf. His Japanese name and general appearance refers to the Japanese snack takoyaki (たこ焼き), which is a fried ball of dough commonly filled with minced octopus. His catchphrase is a reference to how he is an underwater animal. He has the same initial phrase as Bertha. He has the nature hobby.
Zucker represents the Japanese snack takoyaki, with a bamboo toothpick stuck in his head. His head resembles a takoyaki ball with his green freckles resembling seasonings put on takoyaki, and his "hair" representing a sauce that is usually served with takoyaki. His body is a similar shade of red as Octavian's. He initially wears the Flan Tank (Happi Tee in New Horizons). Zucker, Ketchup, Frita, Carrot, Tangy, Chadder, and Merengue are all villagers that resemble food.
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As a lazy villager, Zucker 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. Zucker 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 New Leaf, Zucker has two sushi-conveyor belts in the center of his home, making his house resemble a Conveyor Belt Sushi Bar, a form of sushi restaurant commonly found in Japan. He has a trash can and a barrel in the bottom left corner of his home, as well as a turntable on the right that plays Spring Blossoms, despite it being a secret song.
In New Horizons, Zucker's house resembles an outdoor vendor, referencing how takoyaki is associated with yatai street food stalls. He has an ocean-themed stall with a cutting board and a steamer-basket set on top. Next to the stall, he has a blue cotton candy machine. Behind, he has a table with a gray stand mixer. He also has an orange box, pear box, red outdoor generator, and log bench surrounding the stall. For wallpaper, he uses the Chain-Link Fence, and for flooring, he uses the Backyard Lawn. The wallpaper and flooring make him look like he is selling outdoors in a city.