Characters who have appeared in ''HarvestMoon: A Wonderful Life''.

See also:

* 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/HarvestMoonSaveTheHomeland: Save the Homeland and Hero of Leaf Valley
* Characters/HarvestMoonMagicalMelody: [[VideoGame/HarvestMoonMagicalMelody Magical Melody]]
* Characters/HarvestMoonDS: Harvest Moon DS and DS Cute
* Characters/HarvestMoonIslandOfHappiness: Island of Happiness, Sunshine Islands and [[VideoGame/HarvestMoonFranticFarming Frantic Farming]]
* Characters/HarvestMoonTreeOfTranquility: Tree of Tranquility and Animal Parade
* Characters/HarvestMoonGrandBazaar
* Characters/HarvestMoonMyLittleShop
* Characters/HarvestMoonTaleOfTwoTowns
* Characters/HarvestMoonANewBeginning
* Characters/HarvestMoonConnectToANewWorld

* AgeInappropriateDress: Even when their face is wrinkled and their hair is gray, the main character's outfit never changes. An old man or woman running around in the clothes they wore as a teenager is...quite an interesting spectacle.
* AnimeHair: Mark.
* CallToAgriculture: Of course. We don't know what they were doing before, but the game starts with them taking over their dad's farm.
* [[FarmBoy Farm Boy/Girl]]
* {{Expy}}: Mark looks a lot like Pete would without his hat and overalls.
* HelloInsertNameHere: Most people don't even know their default names.
* HeroicMime: S/he never says a word - every interaction with another character is done with changing facial expressions, nods or shakes of the head, and occasional charade-like actions. The choices you choose count as dialogue though.
* PurelyAestheticGender: The gender doesn't affect the character's stamina or anything else; the only difference it makes is the choice of love interests.
* PurpleEyes: Pony.
* SkirtOverSlacks: Pony again.

* AerithAndBob: In a town full of American-friendly names like Chris, Patrick, Celia, and the (Asian) couple Tim and Ruby... there is Takakura.
* BigOlEyebrows
* CoolOldGuy: Takakura in AWL may be silent and more than a little distant with you, but he has the farm's best interest always in mind, and is a sort of father figure to your character after your own dad died in the beginning of the game.
* EyesAlwaysShut

A two-headed plant that Takakura grew in his house. If you get the chance to befriend it, it can let you create hybrid crops.
* MotorMouth: Tartan always tended to talk it's heads off.
* WeaksauceWeakness: It's allergic to carrots. However you can let it analyze carrot seeds.

A traveler who drifted into Forget-Me-Not Valley and then forgot to leave. She lives at the village's inn but is quickly running out of money.
* AerithAndBob: Not as bad as Takakura, but still.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: The latter of the three. (Muffy's the blonde and Celia's the brunette.)
* BrokenBird
* DefrostingIceQueen: She takes a while to warm up to you. Most of the items she likes are either difficult meals or crops to attain in your first year, or flowers or vegetation that don't appear until fall or winter, causing her to be one of the most difficult to romance.
* HeroesWantRedHeads: If you choose her.
* IcyBlueEyes
* LostForever: If you're not good enough friends with her, she'll leave the valley permanently. If you ARE, she'll ''claim'' she's leaving the valley forever... but she decides to stay. She likes Forget-Me-Not Valley too much.
* MaternallyChallenged: Fights with her son, goes off to the bar every night, and spends most of her days wandering aimlessly outside. The baby will be fine on his own...
* TheSnarkKnight
* SugarAndIcePersonality
* UnkemptBeauty: In ANWL and the DS/DS Cute games, she has noticeably shaggier hair compared to AWL.
* WalkingTheEarth: Has no intention of sticking to one place for long, and had only been lingering in the Valley when you showed up because she liked this place.

A well-to-do orphan who was raised by her grandmother and lives in the villa.
* AllThereInTheManual: According to the [[ character profiles]] in Friends of Mineral Town, her parents died in a train wreck.
** The Japanese site for the first game says she was 14. She was aged up in future titles to make her a love interest to Rock and Mark.
* HairDecorations: Wears a yellow headband.
* LonelyRichKid: Unless you do anything about it, the only person she will ever have to talk to is her elderly butler, her high maintenance grandma, or ''ROCK''.
* NoAccountingForTaste: In ''DS'', she eventually marries the playboy Rock. Most of their events afterwards involve them getting into fights with one another. (Heck, even their rival events are SlapSlapKiss!)
* OlderThanTheyLook: She's fourteen in the original ''Japanese'' Wonderful Life series. She looks like a preteen, though.
* RagsToRiches: Inverted, if you marry her she happily goes from richest girl in town living in an enormous mansion on top of a hill to farmer's wife down by the river.
** However it should be noted that the player character can earn a LOT of money as a farmer. So that inversion can be subverted depending.
* RaisedByGrandparents: Her grandmother took her in after the untimely deaths of her parents.
* SailorFuku: Only in the first two chapters. Averted in the DS games.
* SpoiledSweet: Lives in a huge mansion, has as much money as she could wish for, and as sweet as can be.

A farm girl who works on Vesta's farm. She's peaceful and sweet. Vesta's brother, Marlin, has his eye on her.
* ArrangedMarriage: Celia's parents want one of these for her.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: The brunette. (Nami's the redhead and Muffy's the blonde.)
* BreakTheCutie: In AWL if you bring her up to three hearts and see all of her events, then choose to marry someone else, it means she left her arranged marriage for nothing and shatters her heart, she, Vesta, and especially Marlin will ''never forgive you.''
* {{Expy}}: A mix of Nina and Ellen from the original title.
* EducationMama: In AWL she really wants to see her son grow up to be a scientist, and always wants him to be studying.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Including her crops.
* HairDecorations: Her orange headscarf.
* IdiotHair
* TheIngenue
* TookALevelInJerkass: If you don't marry her, due to Vesta's influence and her previous heartbreak.

A waitress who works at the [[MyLocal Blue Bar.]] Perennially loveless, she often laments her ill luck with men. (Worse still, she doesn't seem to realize the affection that bar owner Griffin has for her.) She's a rather feminine girl, taking delight in makeup and jewelry.
* AllThereInTheManual: If not for her age being cited as thirty in the manual, you really wouldn't be able to tell.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Wavy curls of gold. (Nami's got the red and Celia the brown.)
** Though it is revealed if you marry her that [[spoiler: she uses curlers to get her hair like that every day.]]
* ChristmasCake
* DumbBlond: Not too strongly, compared to Rock, but it's there.
* {{Expy}}: Of Eve from the first game in the series.
* GreenEyes
* HairDecorations: Like Lumina, she wears a headband, only black.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Her ''DS/DS Cute'' counterpart is a lot less catty than her ''A Wonderful Life'' counterpart.
* LookingForLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces: In ANWL Muffy can be seen crying now and then by the river over the latest boyfriend in the city who's broken her heart. Whether he was cheating on her, or secretly using her as his mistress, she always simply convinces herself that she'll find her man one day. [[spoiler: But... since you can't marry her in the game, she never does.]]
* MayDecemberRomance: Her designated love interest (outside of the player) is Griffin, 16 years her senior. She only marries him in ''Harvest Moon DS/Cute'', though.
** She's also about seven to nine years older than the player character.
* OlderThanTheyLook
* StepfordSmiler: She really wants to get married and have a family, but just keeps ending up with the wrong guy. While this does upset her, she's determined to keep a smile on her face. [[spoiler:If the male PC gets her to three hearts and then dumps her, she never really recovers from the heartbreak.]]
-->'''Muffy:''' [[spoiler:[[WhatTheHellPlayer I thought you were different...]]]]
* TrueBlueFemininity: Her jacket. Her post-marriage dress in the special edition of AWL is also blue.

The son of Tim and Ruby at the inn, though he looks ''absolutely nothing like them.'' He's a party animal who loves just lounging about and looking for fun stuff to do.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Calling him a 'moron' in ANWL may not be the best choice to make. Neither is making Lumina cry.
* CampStraight: His three favorite things are partying, fashion, and women.
* CasanovaWannabe: He even wears a sleazy leisure suit.
* CloudCuckooLander: Not so much in AWL, but in Let's just say he declares your ''dog'' his arch-enemy.
* DarkSkinnedBlond: Less so in ''DS.''
* DumbBlonde: He may be a guy, but ''boy is he ever.'' He's as dumb as a... er... well... [[InsultToRocks you]] [[IncrediblyLamePun know.]]
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: "When it's this hot, lots of girls like to go to the beach in sexy swimsuits.Suddenly I feel like surfing."
* HappilyAdopted: [[spoiler: Well...sort of. If you marry Rock, his dad will comment that Rock was "like a son to them". Rock becomes flustered and changes the subject. Add this to several other hints in the game, as well as the fact that Rock looks ''nothing like them'' and...yeah.]]
* InformedAttribute: He tells you he's a pro skier. Knowing Rock, though...
* JerkAss: Arguably this in DS Cute.
* {{Keet}}: An adult, but he still counts.
* MeaningfulName: His ''DS''-''Cute'' incarnations name is "[[RomeoAndJuliet Romeo]]" in Japan.
* OlderThanTheyLook: He's 22, but looks like a young teenager.
* TheSlacker: Doubly so in his [=DS\DS Cute=] incarnation.
* ThisAndThat: In the first heart event, he asks if you want to go with him to the swamp for "this and that".

A ranch hand, and Vesta's brother. He moved out to the valley when he was young because of his failing health, and he's still a bit frail. He can be cold at first, but when he warms up, he shows himself to be a kind-hearted person. He does tend to worry, though.
* [[DefrostingIceQueen Defrosting Ice King]]: He will open up as you befriend him, and he is very protective of Celia.
* [[IllGirl Ill Boy]]: He was one in his childhood; he's still somewhat fragile.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Varies depending on the game and actions. In AWL he will ''not'' be nice to you if you pursue Celia, but if you marry someone else he'll be a good drinking buddy. And in ANWL he becomes more like a very shy guy who just happens to not smile often.
* StalkerWithACrush: See below.
* {{Yandere}}: There is an optional scene in which he muses over Celia's beauty, which ends with him saying "I'll decide who's good for Celia and who's not!"

A songwriter who lives in the valley, and something of a hippie. He's a loner and a wanderer, but he'll befriend you if you like--he might even show you some of his music. He's pretty in-tune with nature. He likes Nami; he's attracted to fellow loners.
* AscendedExtra: He went from being a rather pointless character in AWL to one of the three potential spouses in ANWL.
* EruditeStoner: He's not stoned as far as we know, but he ''acts'' like it sometimes...
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Your dog will listen to his music.
* GagNose: Even when he is supposed to be prettied up as a potential spouse, the artwork for him seems to exaggerate the size of his nose.
* NewAgeRetroHippie
* NiceGuy: Probably the most normal and stable out of the three bachelors. However, the general opinion seems to be "Eww, old hippie!"
* NiceHat: He is never without a hat that is both pointy and ridiculous under any circumstances.
* PrematurelyBald: According to concept art he's this under his hat.
* RummageSaleReject
* WordSaladLyrics: The song he sings doesn't really make sense.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: He's really the second-youngest bachelor after Rock, but people tend to treat him as if he's much older. Must be the beard. To drive this even ''further'', Gustafa is the only bachelor who will never age, and by the end of the last chapter will still look the same as the day you met him, compared to rock and Marlin whose hair starts to grey by the second chapter.

The owner of the local bar. Griffin is an aging gentle guy who has a small crush on Muffy. In Harvest Moon DS Cute he is a marriageable bachelor.
* CoolOldGuy
* GagNose
* HiddenDepths: If you're lucky, sometimes when walking into his bar you will catch him quietly playing a song on his guitar for whoever wants to listen.
* MayDecemberRomance: He's pretty surprised that someone as pretty and young as your character would want to marry a gruff looking old man like him.
* NiceGuy
* ParentalSubstitute: In Harvest Moon AWL, he behaves more as a father figure to Muffy, and brings her to you for your wedding.
* PornStache

Marlin's overbearing sister and owner of Vesta's farm. She takes great joy in her work and is normally quite good-natured and cheerful. Just... don't cross her. We warned you.
* ApronMatron
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Particularly if you don't marry Celia.
* {{Expy}}: Aesthetically she resembles Ellen's mother.
* {{Gonk}}: Large chin, husky voice, large size, and very muscular arms.
* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead

!!Patrick & Kassey
Twins who make fireworks.

* PyroManiac: They make fireworks.
* ThemeTwinNaming: Averted.

Grant's wife and Kate's mother who moves into town in the second chapter.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: She seems to be an incredibly high maintenance woman, impatient with guests and her daughter, and Grant tries his hardest to avoid coming home from work for as long as possible because of her.
* TheGhost: She is noticeably missing in Harvest Moon DS. It's explained that Grant finally got the good sense to divorce her.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Considering how she acts towards her husband...

Kate's father and Samantha's husband.
* {{Salaryman}}
* TheAlcoholic: Heavily implied. He's at the bar a lot when not working, and in ''DS'' his favorite gift is Wine.
* {{Workaholic}}: He purposely works long hours to avoid meeting his [[BitchInSheepsClothing less-than-nice]] wife and bratty daughter at home. In ''DS'', he works hard to support him and Kate.

A little girl who loves to [[ torment]] Hugh. She is Grant's daughter.

* GirlishPigtails: As a child. They're technically braids, though.
* BrattyTeenageDaughter: Especially in ''DS'', where she's incredibly verbally abusive to Grant.
* HairDecorations: Her hair bows. She wears them on the ends of her braids as a child and near the top of her head as a teenager.
* JerkAss
* KidsAreCruel
* RedEyesTakeWarning: While not evil, she ''is'' a bully...
* ShesAllGrownUp

A young boy who is an exercise fanatic, just like his father. He is the son of Chris and Wally.
* [[ShesAllGrownUp He's All Grown Up]]
* LikeFatherLikeSon
* PointlessBandAid: Wears one on his left cheek. It does make sense that he would wear a band aid to cover up a scrape he got from his training, but not so much if he keeps it there well into his teens.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Looks eight or nine in the first chapter, but is six. His age was changed to eight in the English version, probably due to his dads training methods at such an age.

!!Nina (AWL)
An old woman who lives in Forget-Me-Not Valley with her husband, Galen.
* BusCrash: [[spoiler:She passes away in the gap between the first and second chapters.]]
* CoolOldLady: She races against the turtle that lives by the pond!
* {{Expy}}: Of Nina from the first game. She has curly hair, though shorter. She also has the same love for flowers, and the same name. Considering Ellen appeared as a senior in a previous, similarly dark title, it could be the same character.
* HappilyMarried
* TheLostLenore: [[spoiler:To Galen after her passing.]]
* NiceHat: A cute little cap that looks like a ladybug.

Nina's husband. Spends the first part of the game as a somewhat gruff but kindly old man. [[spoiler:Spends the next part of the game a depressed widower]].
* CoolOldGuy
* HappilyMarried
* TheMourningAfter: [[spoiler: He never does get over Nina's death, although in later chapters he's not quite as withdrawn and depressed.]]
* MyGreatestFailure: [[spoiler: He feels guilty that he couldn't do anything to prevent Nina's death.]]

The village MadScientist.
* EinsteinHair
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: In AWL, Daryll persistently tries to capture a thing that looks like an abominable snowman, but guess what the result is. Every. Single. Time.
* MadScientist
* StalkerWithACrush: To Flora, in AWL. Fortunately, she seems blissfully unaware of his affections.
** In DS, he attempts to confess his affections for her. For those of you just tuning in, know that Flora is a blackbelt.

A scary looking artist who lives in a trailer. In AWL it was implied he and Nami might have feelings for each other. But in ANWL Gustafa is Nami's love interest.
* DarkSkinnedBlond: He sports a pretty neat looking yellow mohawk.
* FaceOfAThug: Looks scary, but is actually pretty nice, if quiet.
* ScaryBlackMan: Subverted. He's a large and intimidating-looking fellow with a deep gravelly voice, but he's really just shy and introverted, and loves to receive flowers as gifts.
* TokenMinority: He's the only black guy in town.
* TheQuietOne: He keeps to himself and rarely has anything to say to anyone.

Hugh's dad, and Chris' husband. He's an athlete who moved into town because the valley makes for a great place to run.
* BishieSparkle: His eyes are always big, blue, and sparkly.

Carter's assistant. Though they share a tent together, their relationship is strictly business.
* [[HotScientist Hot Archaeologist]]
* {{Meganekko}}
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Carter.
* PurpleEyes

!! Chris
Wally's wife and Hugh's mother. She's a businesswoman and is away from the valley most of the time, but despite this she has a loving and stable relationship with her family.
* GenderBlenderName
* PinkMeansFeminine: Her business suit.
* FortuneTeller: As a hobby.
* {{Meganekko}}

!! Murrey
A bum that lives in the valley. Not much was known about him before he became homeless.
* CrazyHomelessPerson: Possibly downplayed for a kids game. But he does steal from you and others.
* ThePigPen
* VerbalTic: Has a habbit of saying "moi". Also it turns out his Japanese name is Moi.

!! Van
A travelling merchant who often visits Forget-Me-Not Valley to peddle goods to the player.
* {{Gonk}}
* WeBuyAnything: You can sell your goods to Van, whom will buy just about anything.
* WeightWoe: He is trying to lose some weight as a cutscene will involve bragging about losing some weight to Tim. His reaction is priceless if [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential you told him that there was something wrong with the scale.]]

!! Tim
Runs th Inner Inn with his wife, Ruby. Also Rock's father, he used to be a traveler before settling down.
* BrotherChuck: He (or his DS counterpart) is absent in ''Harvest Moon DS''.
* WalkingTheEarth

!! Ruby
Rock's mother, and runs the Inner Inn with her husband Tim. She is the Inn's cook, and will give you her signature spice if you befriend her.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: She does have a Polynesian look going on.
* WalkingTheEarth: Like her husband, she also traveled with him before deciding the settle down.

!! Romana
Lumina's grandmother and caretaker. She lives in the Villa on the top of the hill. She also happens to be the first village in Forget-Me-Not Valley.
* BerserkButton: She is very sensitive about her age
* CoolOldLady

!! Seabastian
Romana and Lumina's loyal butler.
* PlatonicLifePartners: Had served many years to Romana, and remained close friends.
* TheJeeves