Released for the Nintendo Wii in 2007 (shortly followed by a PC version), ''[=MySims=]'' is a {{Spinoff}} of ''VideoGame/TheSims'' that takes a drastic departure from the usual series: Everything is [[LighterAndSofter extremely cute]] and [[NeverSayDie you can't kill Sims anymore]]. The game is bright, cheerful, and rather {{Animesque}}. Instead of managing the life of a wide variety of Sims, you create a single character and take care of the whole town. You decide who gets to move into the town, you build their house for them, and you even build furniture. The Sims that you can move in fall into two categories: normal citizens ("townies") and Sims with businesses ("Com Sims"). The former are there to add a bit of color to the town, while the latter will give you several missions where you must build them specific pieces of furniture using "Essences" that make the item appeal to a certain type of Sim.

The six interests are Cute, Fun, Geeky, Spooky, Studious, and Tasty, and every Sims has a favorite interest, a second-favorite, and one interest they [[BerserkButton despise]].

This game also spawned a DS version that plays differently, as well as spinoff sequels such as ''[=MySims=] Racing'', ''[=MySims=] Party'', ''[=MySims=] Kingdom'', ''[=MySims=] Agents'' and ''[=MySims=] [=SkyHeroes=]''.

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!!This video game provides examples of:

* TheAce: The PlayerCharacter.
* AllLoveIsUnrequited: Summer or Liberty, depending on who gets to be Travis's date to the prom in ''Kingdom''. Linda also has feelings for Trevor in the same game and Chaz for Summer in ''Agents''.
* AnInteriorDesignerIsYou: Arguably the whole point of the original and Kingdom, and also a feature in the PlayerHeadquarters of ''Agents''.
* AndYourRewardIsClothes: There are two major categories of rewards in this game: blueprints to build more stuff, and more clothes/hair to further customize your character.
* ArtifactOfDoom: The Crown of Nightmares.
* AttendingYourOwnFuneral: In ''[=MySims=] Kingdom'', Dr. F delivers a eulogy for the brave sacrifice of astronaut Vic Vector. During the celebration of the ''forthcoming'' rocket launch. Whilst Vic is standing next to him. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny EAT YOUR GRIEF SANDWICHES!]]
* BettyAndVeronica: Liberty and Summer in ''Kingdom''.
* BookWorm: Elmira and Gordon more than any other.
* BreakoutCharacter: Buddy goes from working as a bellhop in the first game to the Player's sidekick in later installments.
* BribingYourWayToVictory: The only way to progress is to give tons of free stuff to the citizens. So basically, the entire game is Bribing to Victory.
* CallBack / ContinuityNod: In ''[=SkyHeroes=]'', Violet mentions Cutopia and Spookane - islands from ''Kingdom''.
** Candy decides she wants a concert on the moon in ''Kingdom''. This becomes her dispatch mission.
** Buddy says Lindsay is very familiar in ''Agents'', nodding to her role as a major sidekick in ''Kingdom''.
** Sapphire's dispatch mission has the drink 'Red Buddy' end with Bellhop and Royal Messenger flavours - Buddy's previous jobs.
** In the time travel dispatch mission in ''Agents'', Rosalyn sees a parallel universe where she is the mayor of a town and wants people to come to it. Wait... wasn't that her role in the first game?
* CannotSpitItOut: Liberty and Summer to Travis in ''Kingdom''. Presumably Chaz to Summer in ''Agents''.
* TheCaretaker: Violet, the older sister of the overly energetic Poppy, is rather protective of her despite their wide gap in tastes (Violet, a goth, loves Spooky and hates Cute. Poppy's the exact opposite)
* CausticCritic: Gordon, especially where Trevor's work is involved.
* ColorCodedStones: The six Interests - Fun, Tasty, Geeky, Cute, Studious, and Spooky - each have a related gem-themed Essence. There’s yellow Topaz for Fun, orange Amber for Tasty, blue Sapphire for Geeky, pink Garnet (a notably rare color for this particular gem) for Cute, green Jade for Studious, and purple Amethyst for Spooky.
* CosmeticAward: After getting your town up to a 5-star rating, you view the credits and receive a blueprint for [[spoiler:a Town Monument]].
* CuteGhostGirl: Cassandra.
* DarkSkinnedBlond: Lyndsay.
* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Agents'' and ''[=SkyHeroes=].''
* {{Delinquents}}: Chaz; it gets him immediately suspected of trashing the classroom in ''Kingdom''.
* DesignItYourselfEquipment: All houses come with a few pieces of furniture. You are tasked to make everything else. Many houses don't even have basic objects like beds.
* DisappearedDad: Though Daniel's mother, Beverly appears in Cutopia, there's nothing of his father.
** MissingMom: Princess Butter's mother also doesn't make an appearance.
* DistaffCounterpart: Proto-Makoto is this to Tobor.
* DontTouchItYouIdiot: Dr. F's Zap-O-Tron.
* DyingTown: The entire population of the town when you arrive is six: Yourself, the mayor, the above-mentioned Poppy and Violet, a trucker named Patrick, and Buddy, the hotel bellhop.
* ElementalCrafting: You could say that the six Interests are "elements" and the specific types of them are your materials.
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Princess Butter. Though YMMV regarding this.
* ExclusiveEnemyEquipment: Averted; the Com Sims wear special hair/clothing, but it's unlocked for you if you give them enough stuff (see Bribing Your Way to Victory, above)
* {{Expy}} / ShoutOut: The versions of Vic Vector and Rosalyn Marshall in ''Agents'' are pretty clearly parodying Mulder and Scully of ''Series/TheXFiles''.
* FanGirl: Jenny is obssesed with Starcruiser X (of ''Franchise/StarTrek''), is the president of five fan clubs, and enjoys writing fanfiction about it.
* FeaturelessProtagonist: The PlayerCharacter. The option of picking gender came in ''after'' the first game.
* FiveManBand: The Uber Sims maybe
** TheHero: [[EverythingsBetterWithSamurai Samurai Bob]]
** TheLancer: [[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja Ninja Star]]
** TheBigGuy: Mel the {{Mummy}}
** TheSmartGuy / KidAppealCharacter: Daryl Handsly
** TheHeart: Hopper
** TeamChef: Chancellor Ikara
** The team from Agents might also be this:
*** TheHero: The player character
*** TheLancer: Jenny
*** TheSmartGuy: Roxie
*** TheBigGuy: Agent Walker
*** TheChick: Buddy
* FluorescentFootprints
* {{Foreshadowing}}: King Roland mentions elves, who could get Princess Butter a unicorn when she loses the contest at the beginning of ''Kingdom''. About halfway through the game, the Player can visit the Forest of the Elves, which also has unicorns.
* FracturedFairyTale: ''Kingdom'' has elements of this.
* GamerChick: Jenny loves to visit the arcade and is in seven video game clans.
* GenreSavvy: Jenny is able to pick up that Evelyn's case preludes a bigger adventure.
** Buddy suggests they wait for someone to scream to guide them in the right direction once the Player reaches the Industrial Sector. It works.
* GirlInTheTower: Violet briefly becomes this in ''Kingdom'' thanks to [[LightIsNotGood the Duchess of Cutopia]]. The PlayerCharacter must free her by distracting a guard and rebuilding the stairs. Played with in that she takes a liking to the tower itself and later refurbishes it.
* HellishPupils: Crystal. The PlayerCharacter can have them.
* HeroicMime: The PlayerCharacter in the original, ''Party'' and ''Kingdom''.
* HighSchoolDance: At the Royal Academy.
* HulkSpeak: Gonk in ''[=MySims=] Kingdom''.
* IdentityAmnesia: Not only does your character loose her/his memory in ''[=MySims SkyHeroes=]'' after being shot down before the events of the game, but Paul gets amnesia after turning into a yeti in ''[=MySims=] Agents'' ''and'' Sir Charles lost all his memories in ''[=MySims=] Racing'' after being shot down by Morcubus. Fortunately, all three of these characters regain there memories (you after dreaming of being shot down by your new boss, Paul after getting help from some secret agents and Sir Charles after being hit on the head by a coconut).
* InstantFanClub: DJ Candy in ''Kingdom'' and ''Agents'', Chaz gains one in the latter.
* KidDetective: Presumably, the Player falls into this.
* KissingCousins: In ''Agents'', Makoto says that she needs a date for the prom, or else she'll have to go with her cousin, T.O.B.O.R! (Keep in mind that they're robots.)
* KleptomaniacHero: If you can collect it, it's an Essence you can smear all over furniture.
* LightIsNotGood: The island of Cutopia in ''Kingdom.''
* LimitedWardrobe: Some Sim; Candy has been in all the games so far, and only gained a new outfit with ''[=SkyHeroes=]''.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: The hardest decision you have to make in this game is who to move in, as you have only about 20 spots for houses but around 100 different citizens.
** As of the release of Sky Heroes there have been a grand total of 170 Sims in Console, DS, PC and Mobile versions.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfLoading: Quite possibly the original game's biggest flaw. It takes an eternity to get going, and you're greeted with more loading every time you enter a house/cave, leave one, or go to a new region of the map.
** Luckily fixed in ''Kingdom'', it only loads with a "traditional" loading screen when you edit your character, and the islands are loaded with cutscenes. The entirety of an island is loaded at once, including the insides of buildings, reducing the only waits to the original load-up and character editing.
* LoveTriangle: Travis, Summer and Liberty in ''Kingdom''. Chaz, Summer and Luke in ''Agents''.
* NoodleIncident: If you assign Rosalyn to the "F, Robot" dispatch mission (in ''Agents''), she will mention government agents cleaning up Dr. F's experiments. She mentions a cybernetic hippo and don't get her started on the trans-dimensional pudding incident...
* ObliviousToLove; Travis.
* ObviouslyEvil: Morcubus. He tried to steal Poppy's dog just for entertainment.
** Esma. Not only is she Morcubus's right-hand man (and refers to other people as "peons"), it is implied that she gave Brandi that eyepatch.
* OfficialCouple: Violet and Lord Daniel. Liberty or Summer and Travis, depending on who the player tells Travis to ask to the prom.
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: Travis, Summer, Liberty and Chaz in ''Kingdom''. [[AllInTheManual Several other characters are the right age to be so.]]
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: Cassandra; she only scares people for amusement and she's actually nice.
* PlayerHeadquarters: You get your own house very early on that you can deck out with all the stuff you make that you don't want to give away. You also get a Workshop, but you don't really go inside: Instead entering takes you to the Build Screen for furniture.
** Also, in ''[=MySims=] Agents'', you get a headquarters in name, as well as function. Here's where a good part of the plot happens, and you go everywhere from here. Also, this is where your recruits hang out when you haven't sent them on missions.
* PosthumousCharacter: Cyrus Boudreaux.
* PrincessesPreferPink: Hair, at least, in Butter's case.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Wolfah.
** As well as the animals in Renee's Reserve, the bunnies on Cutopia and Elmira's pigs.
* SdrawkcabName: Tobor, the robot.
* ShoutOut: In ''Agents'', when meeting Dr. F, He will say [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda "It's dangerous to go alone! Take this,"]] then will give you the magnifying glass upgrade.[[note]][[WebVideo/PeanutButterGamer Wait... did they just... They totally did, didn't they?! NO! No, My Sims, no! No!]][[/note]]
** At the end of the same paragraph he says "ForScience!"
** In the above mentioned game, examining a certain pipe in the Industrial District Sewers gives us this gem: " I hope nothing comes spilling out of this sewer pipe. [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros I wonder if there are any turtles living in there?]]
** ''[=SkyHeroes=]'' has some rather...interesting lines. Candy referring to her team as a PowerTrio may be coincidence, but then we have the chapter title [[AppliedPhlebotinum Powered Up by Phlebotinum]] and one character remarking on your CrowningMomentOfAwesome...has someone on the ''[=MySims=]'' team been hitting the TV Tropes page?
** If you send Marlon on the High School Yearbook mission in Agents he will comment that [[Franchise/HarryPotter young wizards have to go to a different school via train and that things are always trying to kill them.]] I wonder why that sounds so familiar...
** In ''[=MySims=]'' Classic, Vic Vector makes obvious references to World of Warcraft, which includes, bind-on-pickup items, Items that are not suited for Vic's "class", and the trope goes UpToEleven when an epic mount is mentioned.
** In Kingdom, there is a scroll entitled [[Franchise/MetalGear "Solid Gears of Metal."]]
** Dr. F's [[Film/TheAdventuresOfSharkboyAndLavagirl friendly, reasonably malfunctioning, but there to help you when you need it robot, Tobor]].
** In ''Agents'', Vic Vector is a government agent obsessed with finding evidence of the paranormal in even the most apparently straightforward of cases, and Rosalyn Marshall is his [[ByTheBookCop by the book]] partner who tries to reign him in while remaining staunchly sceptical even in the face of some pretty compelling evidence. There's even spooky theremin music playing in the background during their first case with the player. [[Series/TheXFiles Sound familiar?]]
** ''[[Franchise/StarTrek Starcruiser X]]'', Jenny's beloved TV show and the source material for her [[FanGirl fan fiction]]. Even comes complete with LargeHam captain, judging by the quotes Jenny comes out with.
** Sending Lindsay out on the last dispatch mission causes her to say [[Franchise/IndianaJones "Why did it have to be snakes?"]].
** In the Candypaluna Dispatch mission, DJ Candy mentions that they found a [[ASpaceOdyssey mysterious black monolith]] under the surface.
* SiblingYinYang: [[TheCutie Cutesy]] CheerfulChild Poppy and Gloomy {{Goth}} Girl Violet.
* SpeakingSimlish: As this is a spinoff of the Sims series, it uses Simlish, the language that is widely used in the Sims series.
* SpoiledBrat: Despite her name Princess Butter [[IncrediblyLamePun is anything but sweet.]] She expects everything in life to be handed to her and is extremely angry when she comes in third place in the Wandolier contest.
* StarCrossedLovers: Violet and Daniel in ''Kingdom.'' [[spoiler:It eventually works out.]]
* SugarBowl: The series is very much LighterAndSofter than classic ''Sims'' and even the darkest landscapes or situations adhere tightly to the RuleOfFun and the RuleOfFunny.
* SupremeChef: Chef Gino, the very first character you will have the opportunity to move into town, is one of these. According to the [[AllThereInTheManual Relationship Book]] in the menu, the Townie Maria is also a Supreme Chef.
* TrainingDummy: Master Aran the karate master has you make a bunch of these for him.
* TwoGirlsAndAGuy: Candy, Sapphire and Zack are always together.
* VideoGameCaringPotential: It's easy to get attached to these little guys. Everyone has a favorite.
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: You can't kill them, but you ''can'' take all their stuff and then kick them out of town. To get 100% you ''need'' to do this: Become "best friends" with someone by giving them stuff, receive the reward (either an outfit or a new blueprint) and then boot them and invite someone else, to get ''his'' best friend reward, and so on.
** Of course, once you've done that you can just move your favorites back in.
*** Or, if you know who you want, plan it out so that you save your favorites for last.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: There are several characters that have been removed from games or scrapped altogether.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Pinky, Tim. Alexa has purple. Some styles allow this for the Player.
* YouRequireMoreVespeneGas: You'll need to go looking for Essences if you want to get anything done: Aside from an introductory mission where you build a chair, you ''always'' need to include Essences to make a piece of furniture satisfactory.
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