Characters: Harvest Moon: Mineral Town

Characters who have appeared in Harvest Moon: Back to Nature, and Harvest Moon: (More) Friends of Mineral Town. For the Harvest Goddess and Sprites, see Characters: Harvest Moon.

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Ann

The daughter of the innkeeper who frequently helps out in the restaurant. Much like Ann from the original game, this one loves to tinker. Her romantic interest is Cliff.
  • Big Eater: She claims to eat a lot, and usually eats the most during the Harvest Festival.
  • Bokukko
  • Feminine Women Can Cook: Subverted. She's the most tomboyish bachelorette but is arguably the best cook in town.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: She often hangs out with Popuri, and plays the role of the active tomboy to Popuri's more feminine appearance.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Of all the love interests, during advertisements and promotional material in Nintendo Power and such, she seemed to be shown more than others. Possibly because of her more farm-girl appearance.
  • Supreme Chef: She's a very good cook who helps out her father to prepare the inn's delicious meals, and occasionally wins the annual Cooking Festival. This is stark contrast from her HM64 Lethal Chef status.

Elli

The local nurse and midwife, who lives with her grandmother and younger brother. Seems to have a budding not-quite-professional relationship with the doctor.
  • Hospital Hottie: A rather odd case in the fact that she isn't designed to be sexy, and dresses like her grandmother, but she still manages to be a fan favorite.
  • Promotion to Parent: She takes care of her younger brother Stu, as their grandmother is too ill to do much, while their parents are not around at all.
  • Nice Girl: She's always smiling and giving gifts to others.

Karen

The daughter of Jeff and Sasha, the general store owners. She is close friends with Rick, and will marry him if the player doesn't. She loves drinking, and can often be found at the bar with Rick (her love interest).
  • Childhood Friend Romance: She would marry her childhood friend, Rick, unless the player marries either one of them first.
  • Cool Big Sis: She has the personality and acts like this towards others.
  • Hard-Drinking Party Girl: She loves wine, and one event actually shows her beating Duke — the winehouse owner — in a drinking contest.
  • Lethal Chef: Her cooking is so terrible it once made the (male) protagonist ill from eating them. Even her parents are afraid of eating her dishes.
  • Multicolored Hair: She has brown hair, while her bangs are decorated with blonde highlights.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Her attitude is nonexistent in Mineral Town games.

Mary

The town librarian. Her romantic interest is Gray.
  • Cute Bookworm: She's a cute librarian who loves reading, and is one of the marriageable bachelorette.
  • Hot Librarian: The town librarian who can be pursued as the male protagonist's Love Interest and is Gray's romantic interest.

Popuri

A bubbly, childish and friendly girl, she is the younger sister of Rick in (More) Friends of Mineral Town. Her father is currently away from Mineral Town, and her mother, Lillia, is ill. Her older brother, Rick has taken responsibility for her, unfortunately for her, he can be over-protective. Her love interest is Kai.
  • Curtains Match the Window: She has pink hair and eyes.
  • The Cutie: She's very cute and childlike, and sometimes comes during the Pumpkin festival to ask for candy, like a kid would.
  • The Ditz: She's not the sharpest tool in the shed.
  • Flanderization: In [1] she's childish because her father, who's away most of the year, babies her when he comes around. In BTN she's more spoiled and immature.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Both Popuri and her mother has bright pink hair, which is a stark contrast to the more natural hair colours of the other villagers.

Cliff

A somewhat careworn young man who starts off slumming it at the church. He wanders aimlessly around, looking for something to do. He's very quiet, and reacts strongly to kindness. In your first year, you get the opportunity to offer "someone" a job. If you give it to him, he'll stay and become a winery-worker, with Manna and Duke becoming his surrogate family. His love interest is Ann.

Doctor

The resident doctor of the village. His love interest is Elli.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: His parents were both full-time medical workers, which resulted in his being neglected for most of his childhood. He rebelled against them at one point, but grows to resent it because of his understanding of how demanding being a doctor is.
  • Everyone Calls Him Barkeep: For the most part, he is referred to only as "Doctor", although he is once called Tim in Back to Nature. His DS incarnation averts this, giving him the name Trent.
  • Hospital Hottie: He's the town's only doctor who is known to be quite handsome.
  • Not Good with People: In his yellow hear event, he mentions how he finds it difficult to relate to his patients, and he fears that they may find him intimidating.
  • Not So Stoic: His dark and brooding image certainly started to crack when he begged the player to help him try to catch fish with his bare hands in the girl version of Back To Nature.
  • Workaholic: Very dedicated to his work, and seems to be distraught at his perceived failure to help the very ill, such as Ellen and Lilia.

Gray

Saibara's grandson and apprentice blacksmith. Mary is his love interest.

Kai

A foreigner who only comes down to the beach during the summer to sell food (in Back to Nature, (More) Friends of Mineral Town and DS/Cute). He's Popuri's suitor.

Rick

Popuri's older brother in Back To Nature (For Girl) and (More) Friends of Mineral Town. He's a bit frazzled. He's overprotective of his sister and mother, and because of this, he doesn't get along with Kai. Karen is one of his oldest friends (And love interest). While he seems a bit cold at first, he has a loving and extremely loyal heart.
  • Big Brother Instinct: He's very protective of Popuri, and does not want her to interact with Kai, because he feels that the latter would only hurt her.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: He would marry his childhood friend Karen, unless the player marries either one first.
  • My Sister Is Off-Limits!: His dislike for Kai stems from the fact that Kai takes an interest in Popuri.
  • Promotion to Parent: His father is away, and his mother Lillia is sickly, leaving him to take responsibility for Popuri and the farm.
  • Unknown Rival: Kai is seemingly oblivious to how much Rick wants him to drop dead.

"Special" Bachelors

Kappa

A kappa. One of the possible marriage candidates in MFoMT. Lives in a lake, and likes cucumbers. Is there really anything else you need to know?

The Gourmet

A... wait, what on earth is he supposed to be, anyway? Well, whatever he is, he shows up for most festivals that involve crops or especially food. For whatever reason, he's also a marriage candidate, albeit a particularly difficult one, in MFoMT.
  • Big Eater: His love for food is the reason he became a food critic.
  • Everyone Calls Him Barkeep: He's only known as "Gourmet", based on his occupation as a food critic.
  • Gonk: He's very fat and thick-lipped, and looks generally unappealing.

Won

A colorful salesman with a stereotypical Oriental appearance.

    Other Townsfolk 

Anna

Basil's wife, Mary's mom.
  • Feminine Women Can Cook - In (More) Friends Of Mineral Town, she's the one who offers cooking lessons to the protagonist.
  • Happily Married: She gets along nicely with her husband Basil, frequently going out with him to the mountains to help his research, and is hardly ever seen arguing at all.
  • Housewife: She usually stays at home and doesn't do much — unlike Lillia, who takes care of the poultry, or Manna, who takes care of the winery.

Barley

May's grandfather. Runs the neighboring animal ranch. One of the oldest people in Mineral Town (along with Saibara and Ellen).
  • Promotion to Parent: His daughter, Joanna, is always away on business, leaving him as the sole guardian of his granddaugter May.

Basil

He's a botanist who is Mary's father and Anna's Husband.
  • Happily Married: He and Anna seems to be getting along quite nicely, and they rarely, if ever, argue with each other .

Carter

Mineral Town's only priest.

Doug

Mineral Town's inn owner and Ann's father.

Duke

Proprietor of the local vineyard, husband to Manna.
  • The Alcoholic: Frequently helps himself with his own wine product and gets himself drunk, to Manna's constant distaste.
  • Jerk Ass: A mild example, but he frequently tries to take advantage of Jeff's kindness to pretty much mooch goods from the store, much to Karen's annoyance. He also once picked a fight with Doug for no reason.

Ellen

Elli's and Stu's grandmother and predecessor as midwife.
  • Ill Girl: She could not walk due to an illness, and one of Elli's long-term goal is to cure her.

Gotz

The local lumberjack who lives alone (with an etymologist roommate in BTN).

Harris

The Mayor's only son, and the only cop in the entire town. Wears a uniform that looks like it was pilfered from a postal worker.

Jeff

Sasha's husband, and Karen's father. Runs the supermarket, and is constantly depressed because he's a pushover and has mired his family in debt due to letting everyone buy on credit.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: Apparently, he and Sasha knew each other since childhood.
  • Extreme Doormat: He's a bit of a pushover, and couldn't say "no" when someone (mostly Duke) tries to purchase his goods on credit and not pay for it.
  • Nice Guy: His wife Sasha finds him to be very kindhearted, and he finds it difficult to refuse when other people asks for help.

Lillia

Popuri and Rick's mother. Not in the best of health. The reason their father is gone is that he's out looking for a cure for Lillia's illness.
  • Ill Girl: She couldn't go out much because of her poor health, and needs frequent medical attention.
  • Soap Opera Disease: Her illness is never named or even defined, past "it makes her weak and frail." and that it is likely she will eventually lose the ability to walk.

May

Barley's young granddaughter.

Manna

Duke's wife. She's responsible for the sale of the winery's product.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: When giving her a gift she only likes/feels neutral about, she explains what her responding facial expression means in response to the gift; and at one point, when talking to you, she points out that she talks so much because you (the Heroic Mime farmer) don't talk.
  • Motor Mouth: HOLY CRAP, yes. Pretty much any time you talk to her prompts about 4-8 boxes worth of text. Maybe even more if you give her a birthday gift. Sasha herself points out that once you get Manna started, it's impossible to shut her up.

Mayor Thomas

The mayor of Mineral Town and Harris' father. Runs your farm tutorial and you can go to him for occasional hints.
  • Exposition Fairy: He is one of the first characters we meet upon moving to Mineral Town, and provides the basic tutorial and explanation about the gameplay and control.
  • Nice Hat: Wears a red tophat, which probably signifies his position as a mayor.
  • Ultimate Authority Mayor: Do you see any city council? Voting booths? He even commands the police force, since it consists of only one guy, and it's his son.

Saibara

Gray's grandfather and the local blacksmith.
  • The Blacksmith: He's the local blacksmith who is responsible for upgrading farming tool, creating jewellery and wool/egg/milk processing machine.
  • Eyes Always Shut
  • Grumpy Old Man: He's very gruff whenever his work is concerned, and will drive out the protagonist from his store after agreeing to upgrade their tools.

Sasha

Jeff's wife and Karen's mom. Helps Jeff out with the local grocery store.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: She and Jeff knew each other since early childhood, and reminisces on how she usually saves him from Duke's bullying.

Stu

Elli's younger brother

Zack

He lives on the beach with Won and comes to your house to ship things and give you packages. Lillia's husband brought him to Mineral Town.

BTN-Only Characters

Greg

The local fishing expert. You'll get your fishing pole and its upgrade from him.
  • Put on a Bus: Absent in the GBA ports, though he very rarely appeared in BTN to begin with (usually only very late at night/very early in the morning, and on weekends only), so many people who played BTN might not even remember him.
    • His absence was alluded to, as he was referred to as having gone off after a rare fish and hadn't been heard from since.
  • The Cameo: In A Wonderful Life, there's a show that comes on twice a season, called "Greg's Fishing Diary". Given that it discusses angling in Mineral Town and Forget-me-not Valley, it's most likely him.
  • Token Minority: Not the only minority in town (Won is East Asian), but unless you count the Ambiguously Brown Kai, Greg is noticeably the ONLY black person in Mineral Town (and one of very few in the entire series - the others being Cody from Forget-me-not Valley, and maybe Denny from Island of Happiness/Sunshine Islands).

Keno

The local photographer.

Louis

Gotz's roommate and an etymologist. Give him some of your honey and it will unlock an upgrade where the honey will sell for double the price.
  • Put on a Bus: Same as Greg and Kano above. His absence is explained by him chasing after a rare butterfly, and not being heard from since.