For a game {{series franchise}} that revolves around farming, ''Harvest Moon'' sure has managed to rack up a large list of characters. Organized roughly by game series.

Related character pages: Characters/RuneFactory
! Character Sheets by Sub-series:
* Characters/HarvestMoon1: The [[VideoGame/HarvestMoon1 original]] UsefulNotes/{{SNES}} game
* Characters/HarvestMoonGameBoy: The Game Boy/Game Boy Color series (VideoGame/HarvestMoon3)
* Characters/HarvestMoon64: [[VideoGame/HarvestMoon64 64]]
* Characters/HarvestMoonMineralTown: [[VideoGame/HarvestMoonBackToNature Back to Nature, and Friends of Mineral Town]]
* Characters/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife: [[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife A Wonderful Life, Another Wonderful Life and AWL: Special Edition]]
* Characters/HarvestMoonSaveTheHomeland: [[VideoGame/HarvestMoonSaveTheHomeland Save the Homeland]] and [[VideoGame/HarvestMoonHeroOfLeafValley Hero of Leaf Valley]]
* Characters/HarvestMoonMagicalMelody: [[VideoGame/HarvestMoonMagicalMelody Magical Melody]]
* Characters/HarvestMoonDS: [[VideoGame/HarvestMoonDS DS and DS Cute]]
* Characters/HarvestMoonIslandOfHappiness: [[VideoGame/HarvestMoonIslandOfHappiness Island of Happiness]], [[VideoGame/HarvestMoonSunshineIslands Sunshine Islands]] and [[VideoGame/HarvestMoonFranticFarming Frantic Farming]]
* Characters/HarvestMoonTreeOfTranquility: [[VideoGame/HarvestMoonTreeOfTranquility Tree of Tranquility]] and [[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAnimalParade Animal Parade]]
* Characters/HarvestMoonGrandBazaar: [[VideoGame/HarvestMoonGrandBazaar Grand Bazaar]]
* Characters/HarvestMoonMyLittleShop: [[VideoGame/HarvestMoonMyLittleShop My Little Shop]]
* Characters/HarvestMoonTheTaleOfTwoTowns: [[VideoGame/HarvestMoonTheTaleOfTwoTowns The Tale of Two Towns]]
* Characters/HarvestMoonANewBeginning: [[VideoGame/HarvestMoonANewBeginning A New Beginning]]
* Characters/StoryOfSeasons: VideoGame/StoryOfSeasons
* Characters/StoryOfSeasonsTrioOfTowns: [[VideoGame/StoryOfSeasonsTrioOfTowns Trio of Towns]]
! Characters Appearing in Multiple Games
!!The Farmer (CanonName: Pete, though [[{{Fanon}} fans prefer to call him Jack]])
The player character. In most games, his recently-deceased grandfather has passed the farm down to him, and he must work to bring it back to its former glory.

* FarmBoy (duh!)
* GameFavoredGender: For the most part, especially in the earlier games, in which there either was no female option, or the female option's game would be cut off at marriage, whereas the male's could go on after.
* HeroicMime: Most of the games in which he appears, though you do get options to answer questions now and then (like heart events).
** InnerMonologue in a few others
* NiceHat: It's changed colors a few times (green to blue) but he's never seen without it.

!![[DistaffCounterpart The Other Farmer]] (CanonName: Claire (BTN:FG), Sara (GB), Pony ([=AnWL=]).
The female version of Pete. Usually a city-girl that becomes a farmer out of boredom.

* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Claire has blond hair, Sara has reddish-brown, and Pony has brown.
* CoolBigSis
* DistaffCounterpart: To Pete.
* [[FarmBoy Farm Girl]]: [[CaptainObvious Well they farm... And they're a girl...]]
* HeroicMime - Aside from the occasional situation where you're required to answer a question (like heart events), she's usually one.
** InnerMonologue happens in a few game, as with her [[DistaffCounterpart male counterpart]].
* MeaningfulName: Pony has a "pony-tail" and is a farmer who later owns a "Pony".

!!Harvest Sprites
A group of tiny fairy-like guys who wear poofy, colorful clothing. In several of the games, they will help you with your farmwork if you befriend them.

* BigThinShortTrio: The Harvest Sprites from the ''Save the Homeland'', ''Hero of Leaf Valley'', and the ''Wonderful Life'' games. Consisting of Nik (Tall), Nak (Short) and Flak (Big).
* FairyCompanion
** ExpositionFairy: Finn, in particular.
* MeaningfulName: In ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonDS Harvest Moon DS]]'', some of the sprites have names based on the job they do. The Legendary Sprites (from ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonBackToNature Friends of Mineral Town]]''), have names related to their personalities.
* NatureSpirit
* PigLatin: The sprites speak this in ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoon64 Harvest Moon 64]]'' before you befriend them.
* ThemeNaming: Many of the groups of Harvest Sprites have names that fill some sort of theme.
* YouCanSeeMe: In most incarnations, only the main character can see the sprites. A "childlike heart" or something similar is what allows you to see them.
** In ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonANewBeginning A New Beginning]]'', it seems the reason most people don't see the Harvest Sprites is because they just hang out in an out-of-the-way area. The Harvest Goddess and the Sprites will appear to speak to you ''and'' you beloved on your wedding day.
** In ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonDS Harvest Moon DS]]'', Thomas and one of the Harvest Sprites actually get into a fight! This has lead some fans to [[ speculate]] that Thomas is the Harvest King (In the DS version anyhow).

!!The Harvest Goddess
The resident deity, who always lives in a pond somewhere. She is usually contacted by tossing a crop into the water as an offering.

* BareYourMidriff
* BraggingRightsReward: In many of the games where you can marry the Harvest Goddess, she's this. Because by the time you're capable of marrying her, you've usually done everything else but get married. And (depending on the game) even if you do marry her, she still lives in her pond and you have to toss in an offering to speak to her.
* CrystalDragonJesus
* InterspeciesRomance: In games where she can be married, if you choose to do so.
* MayflyDecemberRomance: In the games in which she's an eligible bride.
* NatureSpirit
* PhysicalGod
* RapunzelHair: Her ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonTreeOfTranquility Tree Of Tranquility]]/[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAnimalParade Animal Parade]]'' incarnation has this.
* TookALevelInJerkAss: Her ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoon64 64]]'' self, while we hear little from her, doesn't seem to have her infamous ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonBackToNature Mineral Town]]'' personality.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: She's crazy for strawberries, no matter which game.
** In ''Animal Parade'', her favourite gifts are top quality honey and royal jelly.
* TrueBlueFemininity: Her hair or clothing almost always has blue hues.
* VerbalTic: (''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonDS DS]]'', ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonIslandOfHappiness Island of Happiness]]'' & ''Tale of Two Towns'' versions) She sings her own entry fanfare ("DUM Da Da DAAAA!")
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Though it ranges from purple->green->blue->pink

!!The Witch Princess
A trickster witch originating from the ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonDS DS]]/[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonIslandOfHappiness Island]]'' series. She has a rivalry with the Harvest Goddess for some silly reason. ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonAnimalParade Animal Parade]]'''s Witch Princess is different from the series' usual one - for tropes relating to her, go to the page for ''[[Characters/HarvestMoonTreeOfTranquility Tree of]] [[VideoGame/HarvestMoonTreeOfTranquility Tranquility]]'' characters.

* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: In ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonDS Harvest Moon DS]]'', marrying the Witch Princess requires you to be neglectful beyond a ChaoticStupid level.
* ChaoticStupid: Her idea of fun is playing pranks on the Harvest Goddess, and her idea of a suitable bachelor is one who plays pranks on the townspeople. For these reasons, your relationship with ''everyone'' will go down if you decide to marry her instead of one of the other girls.
** In ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonDS Harvest Moon DS]]'', at least. In ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonIslandOfHappiness Island of Happiness]]'', ''Sunshine Islands'', and ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonANewBeginning A New Beginning]]'', where she's also an eligible bachelorette, she has no special requirements.
* CuteWitch
* ElegantGothicLolita: Her ''Sunshine Islands'' and ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonANewBeginning A New Beginning]]'' wedding dresses.
* GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals: In ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonIslandOfHappiness Island of Happiness]]''/''Sunshine Islands'', she has a big thing for teddy bears.
* {{Immortality}}: CompleteImmortality or TheAgeless, presumably, considering her being ReallySevenHundredYearsOld.
* {{Jerkass}}: She doesn't get along with the Harvest Goddess, and can sometimes be pretty mean. For instance, the typhoons and blizzards that cause you to lose a day of productivity in summer and winter are her fault (or at least, she takes "credit" for them).
* MayflyDecemberRomance: If your character ever aged a day.
* NoNameGiven
* NotAMorningPerson: In ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonDS DS]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonIslandOfHappiness Island of Happiness]]''/''Sunshine Islands'', she'll comment on being sleepy if you visit her in the morning. In ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonANewBeginning A New Beginning]]'', she straight-up sleeps until noon.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: As old as the Harvest Goddess herself.
* SitcomArchNemesis: Towards the Harvest Goddess. One of the battles between the two in ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonIslandOfHappiness Island Of Happiness]]'' amounts to a staring contest.
* TheTrickster: She can be mean, but she's never malicious, not even really towards the Harvest Goddess. She just likes to play pranks.