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The protagonist of the series, with Yuuto and Naomi being the newly-added options of appearance for the Friends of Mineral Town remake. They were all originally from the city and came to Mineral Town to take over a rundown farm.
In Friends of Mineral Town, the female protagonist was tired of her city life and saw an advertisement for the Mineral Town farm and jumped at the chance of moving there. The male protagonist spent part of summer vacation in Mineral Town and came across the old man running the farm and befriended him. The remake changed this for both protagonists to have been sent to the farm that belonged to their grandfather for the summer because their parents were too busy to take a family vacation.
- Canon Name: The male and female protagonist are called Pete and Claire, respectively. The new options in the Friends of Mineral Town remake are named Yuuto and Naomi by default.
- Character Customization: The Friends of Mineral Town remake added minor customization by giving the player two design choices for each gender, as well as the option to play with pale, peachy, or tanned skin.
- First Girl After All: Friends of Mineral Town reveals that the boy/girl the protagonist played with while visiting Mineral Town was the person they end up marrying.
- From New York to Nowhere: All of them used to live in the city, but for various reasons ended up in Mineral Town and taking over an old farm.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Claire has blonde hair and is a nice person.
- Innocent Blue Eyes: Claire is the only protagonist with them.
- Limited Wardrobe: Played with in the Friends of Mineral Town remake, as the protagonists have recolors of their outfits and that of the other protagonist of the same sex available to change into.
- Nice Hat: Pete wears a blue cap backwards.
- Overalls and Gingham: Claire wears a gingham shirt with her overalls.
- Proper Tights With Skirt: Naomi wears black tights under her shorts.
- Who Wears Short Shorts?: Naomi wears them.
Ann is the daughter of the innkeeper and frequently helps out in the restaurant.
Her romantic interest is Cliff, one of the guests at the inn.
- Big Eater: Claims to eat a lot and usually eats the most during the Harvest Festival. One of her Heart Events in Back to Nature involved her having digestion problems from this trait.
- Dub Name Change: Called 'Ran' in the Japanese versions of Harvest Moon: Back to Nature and Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town. Averted in the English Story of Seasons port, where her name remains "Ran."
- Feminine Women Can Cook: Inverted, with Ann being the most tomboyish of the bachelorettes, but is also the best female cook in the town.
- Girliness Upgrade: The Friends of Mineral Town remake changed her clothes from overalls to wearing a white tunic and jeans. It's arguably a more fitting attire for an innkeeper's daughter.
- Supreme Chef: A very good cook that helps out her father preparing the delicious meals found at the inn, and she can win the Cooking Festival.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Hangs out with Popuri a lot, making her the tomboy to Popuri's girly girl. If you decided to romance her as a female character in the Remake, you fit this dynamic quite nicely.
- Tomboyish Ponytail: Kept her hair in a braided ponytail. The Friends of Mineral Town remake changed it to being just a ponytail.
- Unrelated in the Adaptation: Harvest Moon 64 had her and Gray be Rick's cousins. They aren't related in Back to Nature and Friends of Mineral Town.
- Wolverine Publicity: Out of the female love interests, she was shown more than the others during advertisements and promotional material. This could be because of her farmgirl attire in the original.
Elli is the local nurse and midwife, living with her younger brother and grandmother.
Her love interest is the doctor, with whom she works.
- Curtains Match the Window: Has brown hair and brown eyes.
- Divergent Character Evolution: The Friends of Mineral Town remake has crosses on her apron to better emphasize her being a nurse.
- Dub Name Change: Called 'Elly' in the Japanese versions of Harvest Moon: Back to Nature and Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town.
- Hospital Hottie: More modest than most examples of the nurse archetype, but she's still conventionally attractive and a very popular bachelorette.
- Nice Girl: Always has a smile on her lips for others.
- Promotion to Parent: Takes care of her younger brother, Stu/Yu.
- True Blue Femininity: Her nurse uniform is a light blue color. The Friends of Mineral Town remake changed it to being dark blue.
- Yamato Nadeshiko: A gentle and caring young woman with a motherly side.
Jennifer is a female love interest that was added in the Friends of Mineral Town remake. She used to live in the city, but wanted to become closer to nature and moved to Mineral Town. She lives in a tent near the lake.
Jennifer has no love interest.
- Bare Your Midriff: Wears a cropped top that exposes her stomach.
- Beauty Mark: Has one under her left eye.
- Granola Girl: Her design and love for nature put her into this category, with events showing that she also believes in spirituality and stones having power.
- Nice Hat: Wears a knit hat with tendrils.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Chestnuts meals like Montblanc, Chestnut Rice and Roasted Chestnuts.
Karen helps out in the general store her parents own.
Her love interest is Rick, who lives at Poultry Farm and has known her since childhood days.
- Characterization Marches On: She was still a bit standoffish in Back to Nature, but Friends of Mineral Town made her a Cool Big Sis.
- Childhood Friend Romance: Will marry Rick, if the player doesn't marry her.
- Cool Big Sis: Has this personality when talking with other people, often showing a more mature side to her personality than first believed. The Friends of Mineral Town remake made this more obvious.
- Divergent Character Evolution: DS and the Friends of Mineral Town remake have her lose the blonde bangs because she isn't Eve's granddaughter. She also receives a softer looking Girliness Upgrade in the latter because she's a Cool Big Sis.
- Girliness Upgrade: The Friends of Mineral Town remake gave her an overall much more feminine design, ditching the vest in favor of a longsleeved, loose top. She also wears makeup.
- Hard-Drinking Party Girl: Loves drinking wine, and one of her Heart Events shows that she is capable of beating Duke in a drinking contest.
- Lethal Chef: Cannot cook at all, with her dishes in the Cooking Festival always being failed versions and never winning. Even her parents are afraid of eating her cooking.
- Multicolored Hair: Originally had brown hair with two blonde bangs in the front. The blonde bangs were removed and changed to brown in later appearances.
- Related in the Adaptation: Ended up becoming Jeff's daughter in Back to Nature and Friends of Mineral Town.
- Tomboy: Assertive and enjoyed wrestling as a child, though when Rick mentions this roughhousing of hers, she denies it. The Friends of Mineral Town remake downplayed this aspect of hers.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Was bossy and arrogant in Back to Nature, but this attitude was removed in Friends of Mineral Town.
Mary works in the library and aspires to become a writer.
Her love interest is Gray, the blacksmith apprentice.
- Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: Has this relationship with Gray.
- Cute Bookworm: Cute librarian that loves reading, and one of the marriage candidates.
- Dub Name Change: Called 'Marie' in the Japanese versions of Harvest Moon: Back to Nature and Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town.
- Girlish Pigtails: The Friends of Mineral Town remake changed her one braid into two pigtails that included braids on the side.
- Hot Librarian: The town librarian that can be pursued for marriage by the player and Gray.
- Meganekko: Her glasses highlight her shy and bookish personality.
- Proper Tights With Skirt: Wears black tights under her dress in the Friends of Mineral Town remake.
- Related in the Adaptation: Became Basil's daughter in Back to Nature and Friends of Mineral Town.
- Sailor Fuku: Her clothes in the Friends of Mineral Town remake are more leaning towards the older sailor-themed uniform.
- She Cleans Up Nicely: Takes off her glasses and pins her hair nicely for her wedding day.
Popuri helps out on her family's chicken farm.
Her love interest is Kai, who runs the beach restaurant during Summer.
- Curtains Match the Window: Has pink hair and reddish eyes.
- The Cutie: Very cute and almost childlike, coming to visit the player during the Pumpkin Festival to ask for candy like the other children.
- The Ditz: A little bit scatter-brained.
- Divergent Character Evolution: Her dress became a bit more sturdy-looking in the Friends of Mineral Town remake, which arguably fits better for someone working with chickens than flowers.
- Flanderization: Harvest Moon 64 had her a little bit childish because her father always babied her when he came home. Further appearances made her more immature and almost spoiled.
- Love Makes You Dumb: Made some questionable decisions in Back to Nature, like running away with Kai without telling her family.
- Related in the Adaptation: Became Rick's younger sister in Back to Nature and Friends of Mineral Town.
- Third-Person Person: Talks in Third Person in the Japanese version. This is because she still sees herself as a child. It was dropped in the English version.
- Unrelated in the Adaptation: Harvest Moon 64 had her related to Basil, who became Mary's father in Back to Nature and Friends of Mineral Town.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has naturally pink hair, inherited from her mother.
Brandon is a male love interest that was added in the Friends of Mineral Town remake. He came to live with Gotz, becoming his apprentice in woodworking.
Brandon has no love interest.
- Defrosting Ice King: Starts off rather aloof towards the player, but becomes more keen in talking with them and warms up as they become friends.
- Hidden Depths: May come across as carefree, but he takes his woodworking very seriously.
- Sweet Tooth: He adores Dorayaki and many things he likes and loves are sweets.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Dorayaki and Matsutake.
- Unusual Eyebrows: His eyebrows are rather thick and uneven.
Cliff lives at the inn and worries about his future, as he's running low on money. He can end up working at the vineyard.
His love interest is Ann, who is the daughter of the owner of the inn he stays at.
- Character Development: Started off as very shy and incapable of really talking with people, which hindered him in getting a steady job. He ends up opening up to other people and can work at the vineyard, eventually even getting married to the player or Ann.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Left his hometown to strike it out on his own, leaving his family behind. When he returned, he found out that his mother had died and sister had moved away, leaving him with no place to belong.
- Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: Doesn't have a permanent job or home in Mineral Town, and is seeking for a place to settle down in.
- Divergent Character Evolution: Loses the blond tips in his hair in the Friends of Mineral Town remake because he isn't Eve's grandson.
- Like a Son to Me: If the player asks him to help out at the winery, Duke will offer Cliff a permanent position, with him and Manna treating him like a son.
- Permanently Missable Content: If the player doesn't ask him to help out at the winery in Autumn, Cliff will end up moving out of Mineral Town at the end of the year because he has run out of money and can't stay any longer. This removes him as a marriage candidate, as well as render it impossible to have him and Ann get married.
- Shrinking Violet: Extremely shy and stutters around, having difficulty talking with most people. Part of his development involves working through his shyness.
- Troubled, but Cute: Has a lot of emotional baggage, but is still a popular bachelor.
- Unrelated in the Adaptation: He isn't Karen's cousin in Back to Nature and Friends of Mineral Town.
The doctor of Mineral Town.
His love interest is Elli, who works alongside him.
- Curtains Match the Window: Has black hair and dark eyes.
- Dark and Troubled Past: In Back to Nature: For Girl, he tells the protagonist that he wasn't happy with his past life, and mentions that his late mother never seemed happy, even when she smiled. Friends of Mineral Town expanded on this, revealing that both of his parents were full-time medical workers and that often lead to him being neglected as a child. He used to rebell against them, but became a lot more understanding when he entered the medical field himself and realized how demanding it can be.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Only referred to as 'Doctor', with no name given for him.
- Flat Character: Played straight in Back to Nature, where he was only featured in Rival Events. The girl version and Friends of Mineral Town added him in more random events, as well as revealing his background and motivation.
- Hospital Hottie: The local doctor and known to be handsome.
- I Can't Believe A Girl Like You Would Notice Me: If the player proposes to him, he ends up mentioning that he can't believe it, referring to himself as 'a guy like me', before saying yes.
- No Name Given: Never given an official name in his actual games, though the DS titles call him "Trent".
- No Social Skills: One Heart Event has him mention how he finds it difficult to relate to his patients, and fears that this may make him come across as intimidating.
- Not So Stoic: Back to Nature showed a surprisingly sweet side under his brooding image when he asked the player to help him catch a fish with his bare hands.
- Workaholic: Very dedicated to his work, and seems distraught that his knowledge and medical skills are still unable to help Ellen's frail legs or Lilia's health.
Gray works as an apprentice blacksmith with his grandfather, Saibara.
His love interest is Mary, who runs the library.
- Brooding Boy, Gentle Girl: His relationship with Mary.
- Character Development: Started off as a stubborn and cold city boy that hated living in the small town, but eventually began to love it. He also began to take his job as a blacksmith seriously.
- Divergent Character Evolution: The Friends of Mineral Town remake gave him more fashionable and modern clothes to suit someone from the city. He also wears gloves because he's a blacksmith instead of a farmer. His hair is blond instead of red because he isn't Ann's brother or Rick's cousin anymore.
- Never Bareheaded: Takes his hat off only on his wedding day.
- Nice Hat: Wears an UMA hat in his original design.
- Raised by Grandparents: Lives with his grandfather.
- Sugar-and-Ice Personality: Starts off rather resentful over being in his grandfather's shadows, but he's otherwise a shy and awkward guy that warms up to people.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Will make sure that his grandfather praises him.
Kai owns and runs the beach house during the summer.
His love interest is Popuri, who lives at the Yodel Ranch.
- Adaptational Nice Guy: His Friends of Mineral Town is nicer than his Back to Nature version.
- Ambiguously Brown: It's unclear if he's a different ethnicity or just very tanned. He looks more naturally brown in the Friends of Mineral Town remake.
- Character Development: Started off as loving his carefree lifestyle and not wanting to commit to a relationship because he deemed it too complicated, but he can give up on those ideals and choose to settle down with the player or Popuri.
- Characterization Marches On: His personality in Back to Nature is a bit ruder than his Friends of Mineral Town version.
- The Charmer: His Friends of Mineral Town incarnation can be a sweet-talker.
- Jerkass: His Back to Nature incarnation can be rather smug.
- Smug Snake: Comes across as this in Back to Nature, especially when he's talking to Rick.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: His incarnation in Harvest Moon 64 was friendly and polite. But he became a lot more smug and annoying in Back to Nature.
- Took a Level in Kindness: Actively enjoyed bullying and annoying Rick in Back to Nature, but Friends of Mineral Town made his relationship with Rick amiable, were it not for Rick's overbearing big brother instinct.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Kai loves pineapples. You will score a lot of points with him in one of his early heart events if you tell him you're growing them on your farm.
Rick works on the Poultry Farm and takes care of the chickens.
His love interest is Karen, whom he has known since they were children.
- Adaptational Attractiveness: His appearance was made a lot more conventionally attractive in the Friends of Mineral Town remake, updating his large glasses to more stylish and modern rectangles.
- Big Brother Instinct: Incredibly protective of Popuri, much to her annoyance, and wants to keep her away from Kai because he feels that he would only hurt her.
- Berserk Button
- Pretty much anything to do with Kai. Especially if it involves Kai interacting with Popuri.
- Gets angry when people let chicken die. He scolds Popuri in an event for letting one of their chickens die to a wild dog, and chews the player out at the funeral, if they let one of their chickens die.
- Childhood Friend Romance: Ends up marrying Karen, if the player doesn't.
- Disappeared Dad: His father left the family to travel the world, wanting to find a cure for his wife's illness. Rick knows this, but still remains upset that he chose to do that instead of staying with his family.
- Divergent Character Evolution: The Friends of Mineral Town remake gave him and Popuri similar eye designs to signify their relation better. He also looks more like a chicken farmer.
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy: In the Friends of Mineral Town remake, Rick is made more fashionable and attractive. He's also the longest haired bachelor.
- My Sister Is Off-Limits!: Refuses to let Kai get even remotely close to his sister.
- Promoted to Love Interest: Had a crush on Karen in Harvest Moon 64, but it was only ever revealed in supplementary reading material. Back to Nature and Friends of Mineral Town made him her official love interest.
- Promotion to Parent: With his father away and his mother sickly, he took on the main responsibility of the farm and caring for Popuri.
The Kappa lives in the lake and likes cucumbers.
He has no love interest.
- Adaptational Attractiveness: In the original Friends of Mineral Town he has a squat and cartoony design, but in the remake he's slimmer and more humanoid.
- Interspecies Romance: He is a kappa and can be married to the human protagonist.
- Jerkass: Only talks to the player when given cucumbers, and even then keeps telling them to go away and leave him alone. If the player ends up successfully proposing to him, he will accept, but then tell that he can't live inside a house and disappears into the lake.
- Kappa: It's right there in his name. He's a green, froglike creature who lives in a lake and loves cucumbers.
- Nice Hat: Wears a blue-patterned slider cap.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Cucumber.
Gourmet is the judge of the Cooking Festival.
He has no love interest.
- Adaptational Attractiveness: Played with, as his appearance in the Friends of Mineral Town remake is not more pretty than before. But he does have one sprite portrait that turns him into a bishonen with sparkles.
- Big Eater: His love for food is why he became a food critic.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": Only known as 'Gourmet'. Averted in the remake where his name is Bon Viviant.
- Gonk: His fat and thick-lipped appearance is not very appealing.
- Named by the Adaptation: In the remake, he's named Bon Viviant.
- Nice Hat: Wears a purple top hat. The Friends of Mineral Town remake has him still wear a top hat, but in a more steampunk design and green antenna attached.
Won lives with Zack and runs a store there.
He has no love interest.
- Adaptational Attractiveness: He was made younger and more attractive in the Friends of Mineral Town remake, getting rid of the moustache and overall downplaying his stereotypical Chinese appearance.
- Facial Profiling: He looks like a baby Fu Manchu.
- Friend in the Black Market: Sells expensive, but profitable crops and various other items, but at an obscene markup. But he also sells 'premium' apples and Orange Cup seeds, which are the only crop that sell for a net loss.
- Nice Hat: Wears a tri-colored hat, which has lead to Harris dubbing him as the guy in the 'yellow hat'.
- Promotion To Love Interest: Became a secret bachelor in Friends of Mineral Town.
- Traveling Salesman: Zig-zagged. He drops by every seasons as a door-to-door salesman, but tends to do most of his trading in the Inn or at Zack's house, depending on the game. He doesn't actually leave the town.
AnnaBasil'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.
- Gossipy Hens: Along with Manna and Sasha.
- 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/MugiMay's grandfather. Runs the neighboring animal ranch. One of the oldest people in Mineral Town (along with Saibara and Ellen).
- Dub Name Change: From "Mugi" -> "Barley".
- Promotion to Parent: His daughter, Joanna, is always away on business, leaving him as the sole guardian of his granddaugter May.
BasilHe'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.
- Unrelated in the Adaptation: He isn't Popuri's father anymore.
CarterMineral Town's only priest.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: He was originally blond but is changed to brunet in the remake.
- Christianity Is Catholic: He's a Catholic-like priest who hosts confessionals in a designated back room.
- Eyes Always Shut: His eyes are always shut both in his original design and remake design.
- Friend to All Children: He usually plays with Stu and May during the afternoons.
- Good Shepherd: Carter is kindhearted priest who occasionally takes care of the local children (see Friend to All Children) and is one of the first persons Cliff opens up to.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Mushrooms, as shown in a cutscene in Fall once you befriend him. He'll have a collection of mushrooms behind the church that you can harvest every fall, including the rare Truffle/Matsutake.
Doug/DudleyMineral Town's inn owner and Ann's father.
- Dub Name Change: In Back to Nature and Friends Of Minera Town, from "Daddo" -> "Doug". The Remake changes his name to Dudley.
- Supreme Chef: Where do you think Ann learned to cook?
DukeProprietor of the local vineyard, husband to Manna.
- Adaptational Jerkass: He's more of a jerk than in 64.
- The Alcoholic: Frequently helps himself with his own wine product and gets himself drunk, to Manna's constant distaste.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's often seen as an irresponsible drunk who bullies Jeff into letting him take stuffs from the Supermarket for free, and picks a fight with Doug for no reason. That being said, he does care for his family, especially Cliff, and offers relationship advice to the female protagonist if she's courting Cliff.
- Parental Substitute: Becomes a father figure for Cliff after hiring him as a helper. Cliff's Yellow Heart event in MFoMT involves Duke worrying about Cliff's relationship and future with the protagonist, and when Manna chews on him for worrying too much, Duke exclaims that he cares for his family. He and Manna would also send off Cliff during his wedding, like a parent would.
EllenElli'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.
- Vague Age: All we know is that she was married over 50 years ago, making her likely in her 70s or 80s.
GotzThe local lumberjack who lives alone (with an entomologist roommate in BTN).
- Dark and Troubled Past: He lost both his wife and daughter to a storm.
- Eyes Always Shut: His redesign in the remake makes him goes from Black Bead Eyes to this.
- Gentle Giant: He may be a little gruff, but is very caring towards nature.
- Not Good with People: He's a loner who lives in the secluded woods, and often comes of as rude in his interactions.
- Unrelated Inthe Adaptation: In 64 he was Sasha's husband and Karen' father. In the Mineral Town games they're unrelated.
HarrisThe 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.
- Checkpoint Charlie: He's very wary of outsiders. Particularly weird-looking Chinamen! (Won)
- Divergent Character Evolution: He looks less like a postal worker and more like a cop in the remake.
- Long-Distance Relationship: He's still pining for his old flame, Aja. You can brighten his spirits by giving him Aja's letter.
- Promoted to Love Interest: He's in love with Aja now, not Mary.
JeffSasha'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.
- Vague Age: He's in his thirties in 64, but considering he has Karen as a daughter in Mineral Town games, that doesn't apply.
LilliaPopuri 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.
- Divergent Character Evolution: She's slightly bigger in Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town because her illness means she doesn't move around much.
- 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.
MayBarley's young granddaughter.
- The Cutie She's adorable and sweet.
- Dub Name Change: In Back to Nature and Friends of Mineral Town, "Mei" to "May".
- Girlish Pigtails: She's a little girl with pigtails.
- Parental Abandonment: She was left with her grandfather by her mother for reasons unknown.
MannaDuke's wife. She's responsible for the sale of the winery's product.
- Gossipy Hens: Along with Anna and Sasha.
- 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.
- Parental Substitute: She and Duke eventually become parental figures for Cliff, if the player invites the latter to help out in the Fall wine harvest event. Aside from constantly inviting him to family dinners, Manna later considers leaving the Winery to Cliff instead of their own daughter, Aja.
Mayor ThomasThe 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. And Harris is next in line to become Mayor, too. Just as Mayor Thomas' father was Mayor before him! Granted, he never abuse his authority, and Mineral Town is more a village than actual Town, but still.
SaibaraGray'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: His eyes are always closed in the original design. The Redesign makes his eyes more open.
- 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.
- Related in the Adaptation: He's Gray's grandfather now.
SashaJeff'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.
- Divergent Character Evolution: She has a less soft design to fit her Gossipy Hens personality change.
- Gossipy Hens: Along with Anna and Manna.
Stu/YuElli's younger brother
- Annoying Younger Sibling: He likes to play pranks on his older sister, like giving her bugs.
- Dub Name Change: From "Yuu" -> "Stu" in Harvest Moon: Back to Nature and Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town.
ZackHe 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.
- Stalker with a Crush: He has tons of pictures of Lillia posted above his bed.
GregThe 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).
KenoThe local photographer.
- Put on a Bus: Same as Greg above. He actually is referenced by name in More Friends of Mineral Town, when Thomas reveals he one day left down, leaving a letter behind.
LouisGotz's roommate and an entomologist. 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.