Characters / Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility
Characters who have appeared in Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility
and Harvest Moon: Animal Parade
- Bishie Sparkle: All the marriage candidates (yes, even the girls) have a bishie sparkle when you first meet them.
The player characters
. Angela and Kevin for Tree of Tranquility
, and all four in Animal Parade
- The Ace
- The Chosen One: This is pretty much the explanation for Finn's existence in Animal Parade—he's the guide to help the chosen one restore the Goddess Tree.
- Curtains Match the Window: Arguable only for Molly, who sometimes looks red-haired in artwork.
- Dub Name Change: They are known as "Akari", "Takeru", "Hikari", and "Yuuki" in Japan.
- Fairy Companion: Finn the Harvest Sprite becomes one for the player in Animal Parade.
- Friend to All Living Things: Except moles.
- Generation Xerox: The New Game+ mode of Tree of Tranquility has you playing as your child... Who looks exactly like you do, lives in a town exactly like yours, and can even (provided they're the same gender as your original character) marry the same person. Um. Also, their child can start a new adventure, continuing the cycle for as long as you choose to.
- Harem Seeker: Considering the number of marriage candidates in the game, you can certainly make your character into this.
- Hello, [Insert Name Here]: Their default names are already in the blanks, but most people just ignore them.
- Heroic Mime: As always, aside from canned answers during Scripted Events. You see your character's mouth moving often, but there are never any words. Somewhat subverted in Tree of Tranquility. Both Kevin and Angela will say "Let's go!" when waking up and starting a new day; "There, there" when tending to their animals; and "Great!" when receiving a tool, or during certain events. These, however, are voice clips spoken aloud. These clips weren't terribly popular with the fans.
- Idiot Hair: All of them, with the exception of Kasey, who has Hair Antennae.
- Skirt over Slacks: Both Angela's and Molly's default outfits.
- Virtual Paper Doll: You can dress them up in different outfits and accessories once you purchase them at the tailor's or festivals, or have them made by the blacksmith.
Anissa's father, he runs the local farm and seed shop along with his wife, Ruth. He is not the biggest talker, and he and Ruth tend to fight a lot.
Anissa's mother. Runs the local farm and seed shop along with her husband, Craig. Usually, the two of them are fighting. Ruth frequently gets angry at her husband's slacking off on working the fields. As a result, she is rather overworked.
A gentle, graceful young woman who lives on her parents' farm, which is where she's usually found. She is interested in medicine and healing.
Anissa's younger brother. He runs a seed delivery service.
A doctor who works at the local clinic.
In Tree of Tranquility
, he's a relative of Jin's. If there's still a blood relationship in Animal Parade
, it's never commented on, and instead of working in the Clinic, he works as the preacher at the local church, which had been suspiciously empty in ToT
Anissa and Jin's son, should they get married.
Luke and Selena's daughter, should they get married.
- The Lad-ette: A nascent version: She much prefers sports to school, and is rather meat-headed.
Chief chef at the inn and Maya's grandmother.
Owner of the inn and Maya's father.
Jake's wife and Maya's mother.
- Happily Married: Ridiculously happily. She and Jake take the cake for schmoopiest couple in the series, and they've been married for at least twenty years.
- Supreme Chef
A waitress at the inn. Loves fine cuisine, but couldn't make it herself if her life depended on it.
A cook and waiter at the inn. In Animal Parade
, he becomes the head chef at the bar, instead.
- Deadpan Snarker: He comes off quite rude because of this.
- Dub Name Change: He is named "Chihaya" in Japan.
- Gameplay and Story Segregation: There is a minor event where you can bring him certain dishes and he'll taste-test them for you. Giving him an orange cake during one of these would lead to him saying it's not good enough and to bring him a better dish. Ironically it's one of his favourite items.
- Hair Color Dissonance: His hair seems like it's pale blonde, but taking a closer look reveals that it's actually pink. This could be an artistic representation of a "strawberry blonde," but still...
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He tends to have a snarky way of speaking and teases or outright insults Maya up until he marries. He can be pretty mean to you too but if you befriend him he warms up to you.
- No Accounting for Taste: He and Maya, sometimes. Their daughter Dakota even points out the fact that they fight all the time, and even cites it as the reason she'll never get a younger sister.
- Parental Abandonment: In Tree of Tranquility, he says that he can't remember his parents' faces. However, what happened to them is never mentioned (And the subject is never brought up in Animal Parade). Word of God has declared him an orphan.
- Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: The Savvy Guy to Maya's Energetic Girl.
- Supreme Chef: To contrast with his counterpart, Maya. He even says, when they get married, that she doesn't have to try and cook any more—just taste-test.
- Purple Eyes: Which your children with him, and his daughter Dakota if he and Maya get married, inherit.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Dishes with oranges in them.
- Tsundere: Type A.
Works at the Blacksmith with Mira. In Animal Parade
, he works at the accessory shop as a jewelry designer.
- Bishie Sparkle: His is even special-er amidst the normal Bishie Sparkle of the other candidates, because his sparkles have roses in them.
- Bowdlerize: In Japan, the first rival event between him and Candace in Animal Parade has him getting mad at Candace because he thinks she thinks he's a crossdresser. In America, this was changed to him thinking she thinks he's... short. In some sense, this makes it funnier—Candace never does say why, so one could interpret it as Julius being oblivious to how camp he acts.
- Camp Straight: Goes on about beauty and fashion, but marries Candace, a girl. He's also an eligible bachelor for the female players.
- Childhood Friend Romance: Marries Candace if you don't, who've known each other since childhood.
- Dub Name Change: He is named "Julie" in Japan.
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: "Candace is marrying the blacksmith? I thought he was a woman when I first met him!" And so did a whack of the fandom. Even Candace thought that he was a girl when they were kids!
- Hands-Off Parenting: He notes that his parents travel all over the world and sometimes forget to contact. Somewhat justified in that Julius is an adult, so they know he can take care of himself.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Oh jeez!
- Metrosexual: He's so flaming, he isn't allowed into barns, but he's still a bachelor.
- Opposites Attract: His relationship with Candace.
- Say It with Hearts: Just about every line he has ends with a star, heart, or musical note.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Sweet potato dishes and dishes that contain pumpkins.
- Tsundere: Was this to Candace when they were kids. He bullied her, and when Luna confronts him about it he says that he did it because he liked her.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: You could almost pass it off as him having dyed it—he does have streaks in his hair—but his kids in Animal Parade prove that he's a natural purple.
Local fisherman, a laid-back young man who likes taking naps in the shade and fishing his days away.
- Brilliant, but Lazy: He actually is quite knowledgeable about nature.
- Dub Name Change: He is named "Tao" in Japan.
- Engaging Conversation: How he proposes in his rival heart event.
- Eyes Always Shut: It appears to be genetic. His uncle Ozzie, cousin Paolo, and his potential son with Renee, Matt, all have them as well.
- Happily Married: If he marries Renee, they're never seen fighting in their rival cutscenes or after.
- Hidden Depths: Romancing him reveals that he's aware that others don't have high standards for him because of his easygoing nature, and as a result, he has low self-esteem.
- Kimono: Has Japanese formal wear during his wedding, and regularly wears a haori, even in winter.
- Meaningful Name: In Japanese his name is Tao, after the East Asian philosophy that fits with his character.
- Missing Mom
- The Quiet One: He's not exactly shy, however.
- When it concerns his hobbies, at least. His own self-worth is a different story.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Unsurprisingly, seafood dishes.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: More like grey.
A little boy who hangs out at the lighthouse. Toby is his cousin.
A young woman who works at her parents' ranch. She's easygoing and spends her spare time fishing.
An arrogant and saucy boy, and the son of Mayor Hamilton.
- All There in the Manual: Well, all there on the offical website (English translation is in the second post down here) anyway; his backstory, which turns him from a plain Jerk with a Heart of Gold to a full Jerkass Woobie.
- Defrosting Ice King: Becomes this if your character befriends or courts him.
- Dub Name Change: He is named "Gil" in Japan.
- Icy Blue Eyes: Goes well with his personality.
- Idiot Hair: Though he's presumably quite intelligent.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: His grumpiness belies a genuinely noble attitude.
- Jerkass Woobie: His mom died when he was seven. His father completely shut down, so he had to take over as head of household. At seven. Eventually he managed to make his dad all better, but really...
- Love at First Sight: If you court and propose to him in Animal Parade, he will tell the PC that he was in love with her from the moment they first met (despite acting rather aloof and cold at first).
- Missing Mom: Turns out she's not so much missing as dead...
- Strong Family Resemblance: As it turns out, more to his mother than his dad in terms of hairstyle.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Tomato dishes, especially ratatouille. Tragically, it's because they remind him of his mother's cooking.
- Tsundere: He often acts pushy towards/belittles the main character though he greatly respects them for restoring the island and will still tease them now and then if they become his close friend or girlfriend.
A receptionist who works at Town Hall. She provides the weather report on television.
The carpenter, Luke's father and acts as mentor to Bo.
The fiery-tempered son of the Carpenter.
A carpenter at Dale's Shop and Luke's colleague and friend.
Selena's father who runs the Pineapple Inn on Toucan Island.
Selena's mother who lives on Toucan Island.
A native from Toucan Island who dreams of leaving home and working as a dancer.
A traveling arcaheologist who works with Phoebe. He's got an enthusiastic heart.
Phoebe's mother. She usually takes care of the general store and has a very energetic personality.
Rather more nervous and introverted than Barbara. In Tree of Tranquility
, he helps out around the general store, but in Animal Parade
, he runs a camera store. In both, he is Happily Married
to Barbara and is Phoebe's father.
An inventor, she hangs around with Calvin a lot and helps him.
The owner of the bar, and Kathy's father. While his face seems perpetually angry, he's actually one of the island's nicest residents.
A waitress at her father's bar. She enjoys horseback riding.
A kindly old lady who works at Sonata Tailoring. She is the grandmother of Candace and Luna.
A very shy girl who works in the tailor shop. Older sister of Luna.
Candace's younger sister. Unlike her older sibling, Luna is outgoing—and even a little rude! She looks very young, but don't believe that for a second.
- Little Sister Instinct: She does NOT want Julius talking to Candace, due to how he treated Candace when they were kids.
- Berserk Button: Do NOT suggest that she's immature in any way.
- Cat Smile
- Dub Name Change: She is named "Ruumi" in Japan.
- Elegant Gothic Lolita: She dresses like this from time to time. It doesn't help her look much older.
- Expy: She bears a striking resemblance to Chibi Usa/Mini Moon from Sailor Moon. This might have lead to a possible Shout-Out to Sailor Moon in the English versions of the games, where her name is Luna, which means "moon" in Spanish.
- Hair Decorations: There's a few flowers and a headband.
- Girlish Pigtails: Lest we forget a single aspect of her appearance...
- Mega Twintails
- Older Than They Look: In Tree Of Tranquility she was kind of short, but still available as a marriage candidate.
- Plot-Relevant Age-Up: Moreso a Sequel Relevant Height Increase. In Tree of Tranquility, she was so short she looked like she was the same age as the other children on the island. In Animal Parade, despite her age not being changed, she was made taller.
- Raised by Grandparents
- Sibling Yin-Yang: She's the outgoing and brash counterpart to Candace's shyness.
- Woman Child: Behaves like this in her rival cutscenes with Gill, even if she flat-out denies being immature. Justified, as she's 16, and not technically adult yet in most cultures.
An elderly blacksmith. He's Chloe's grandfather and Owen's great uncle.
A big, tough guy who works with the blacksmith. He's very friendly, but also a bit of a party animal.
A mischievous young girl. Owen's cousin and Ramsey's granddaughter.
A loner who researches spells and likes to spend his evenings gazing into the stars.
- Ambiguously Brown: However, in the stories on the Japanese website, there is a reference made to him being from a desert town.
- Crystal Ball: He can read the hearts of marriage candidates with it.
- Dark-Skinned Blonde: A very pale, almost grey blonde.
- Distaff Counterpart: He's basically the male version of the Cute Witch bachelorettes the series has grown fond of.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Everyone calls him wizard, but you could find out his real name if you married him. It's Gale.
- Fetch Quest: His role in the story is to have you fetch three things so he can cure the Witch.
- Fortune Teller
- Mayfly-December Romance
- Must Have Caffeine: He stays up all night (In fact, the only way to meet him before a certain event is to stay out until 2 AM), and most of his favorite items are coffee-related. Hmmm...
- Mystical White Hair: Due to being a wizard. Your children will inherit it.
- No Name Given: His name is Gale, but he only tells you if you marry him.
- What Is This Feeling?: Said word for word.
- Older Than They Look: Who knows how old he is.
- Really 700 Years Old
- The Stoic: Pretty quiet and keeps steady expressions, but he's not shy.
- Who Wants to Live Forever?: Invoked at a certain heart level if he's married, though only as a throwaway, probably to spare the Fridge Depression.
- Wizards Live Longer: He states that while he has not been around as long as the Goddess or King, he's still been alive for quite some time.
- Baleful Polymorph: You initially meet her as a pink frog. Thanks to the Wizard, she gets better.
- Cute Witch: A staple of the series.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Possibly. There are some hints at this, like how she doesn't get along well with the Harvest King. Or how she says she doesn't know what to do if you died or disappeared suddenly (if you're married to her that is).
- Divergent Character Evolution: The main thing that separates her from the Witch Princess, whom she's an obvious Expy of? The Witch Princess is usually the Harvest Goddess' nemesis. Here, she's one of her staunchest allies.
- Love Freak: Unlike the Wizard, she says that she is fascinated by the concept of romance.
- Ms. Fanservice: She is certainly the flashiest out of the witches in Harvest Moon, dressed in just a corset, bloomer-like shorts, and stockings.
- Mystical White Hair:
- No Name Given: Until she is married, which she reveals it to be Vivi.
- Not Good with People: As a result of being a witch and living alone deep in the Fugue Forest, she can be abrasive. During most festivals, she says that they don't interest her enough to participate.
- Older Than They Look: Like the above trope for the Wizard, she has lived on the island longer than most of its residents and tells the player that she will continue to live for a long time.
- Pet the Dog: She greatly respects the Harvest Goddess. In fact, her failed spell was meant to revive the Goddess Tree.
- Supernatural Gold Eyes: More of an orange hue, but still in effect.
- Zettai Ryouiki
A circus ringmaster who has lost many of his animals.
An all-knowing deity who helps revive the Goddess Tree.