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/HarvestMoonOriginalSeries: The original {{SNES}} game
* Characters/HarvestMoonGameBoy: The Game Boy/Game Boy Color series
* Characters/HarvestMoon64: ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon64''
* Characters/HarvestMoonMineralTown: Back to Nature, and Friends of Mineral Town
* Characters/HarvestMoonAWonderfulLife: A Wonderful Life, Another Wonderful Life and AWL: Special Edition
* Characters/HarvestMoonSaveTheHomeland: Save the Homeland and Hero of Leaf Valley
* Characters/HarvestMoonMagicalMelody: Magical Melody
* Characters/HarvestMoonDS: Harvest Moon DS and DS Cute
* Characters/HarvestMoonIslandOfHappiness: Island of Happiness, Sunshine Islands and Frantic Farming
* Characters/HarvestMoonTreeOfTranquility: Tree of Tranquility and Animal Parade
* Characters/HarvestMoonGrandBazaar
* Characters/HarvestMoonMyLittleShop
* Characters/HarvestMoonTaleOfTwoTowns
* Characters/HarvestMoonANewBeginning
* Harvest Moon: Connect to a New World / Story of Seasons
! 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.

* BrownEyes: Starting around ''Back to Nature''
* 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.
* BrownEyes: Sara
* CoolBigSis
* DistaffCounterpart
* [[FarmBoy Farm 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]].
* PurpleEyes: Pony has them.
* MeaningfulName: Pony has a "pony-tail" and is a farmer who later owns a "Pony".

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

* FairyCompanion
** ExpositionFairy: Finn, in particular.
* MeaningfulName: In ''Harvest Moon DS'', some of the sprites have names based on the job they do. The Legendary Sprites (from ''Friends of Mineral Town''), have names related to their personalities.
* NatureSpirit
* PigLatin: The sprites speak this in ''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 ''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 ''Harvest Moon DS,'' Thomas and one of the Harvest Sprites actually get into a fight!
*** Although 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
* MayflyDecemberRomance: In the games in which she's an eligible bride.
* NatureSpirit
* TookALevelInJerkAss: Her 64 self, while we hear little from her, doesn't seem to have her infamous Mineral Town personality.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: She's crazy for strawberries, no matter which game.
* VerbalTic: (DS, Island & 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 DS/Island series. She has a rivalry with the Harvest Goddess for some silly reason. ''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 Tranquility]] characters.

* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: In ''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 Harvest Moon DS, at least. In ''Island of Happiness'', ''Sunshine Islands'', and ''A New Beginning'', where she's also an eligible bachelorette, she has no special requirements.
* CuteWitch
* ElegantGothicLolita: Her ''Sunshine Islands'' and ''A New Beginning'' wedding dresses.
* GirlsLoveStuffedAnimals: In ''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 ''DS'' and ''Island of Happiness''/''Sunshine Islands'', she'll comment on being sleepy if you visit her in the morning. In ''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 ''Island Of Happiness'' ammounts 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.