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Characters who have appeared in Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility and Harvest Moon: Animal Parade.

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  • 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.
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  • 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.
  • 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.



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.


A waitress at the inn. Loves fine cuisine, but couldn't make it herself if her life depended on it.


A young woman who works at her parents' ranch. She's easygoing and spends her spare time fishing.


A native from Toucan Island who dreams of leaving home and working as a dancer.


An inventor, she hangs around with Calvin a lot and helps him.


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.


A waitress at her father's bar. She enjoys horseback riding.

Witch (Animal Parade)

  • 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: Has long white hair, which she passes on to her children.
  • 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: 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.
  • Tsundere

Harvest Goddess

A deity who watches over the divine tree near the Goddess Pond.



A doctor who works at the local clinic.


A cook and waiter at the inn. In Animal Parade, he becomes the head chef at the bar, instead.
  • Bishōnen
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bishōnen
  • 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!
  • Gender-Blender Name: His Japanese name "Julie" is usually used for girls.
  • 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.


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. Lampshaded with Matt: "Everyone tells me he's got my eyes." Though when Toby does open them during some Cut Scenes, they're green. Your child with him in Animal Parade has green eyes 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.
  • 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.


An arrogant and saucy boy, and the son of Mayor Hamilton.


The fiery-tempered son of the Carpenter.


A traveling arcaheologist who works with Phoebe. He's got an enthusiastic heart.


A big, tough guy who works with the blacksmith. He's very friendly, but also a bit of a party animal.

Wizard (Animal Parade)

A loner who researches spells and likes to spend his evenings gazing into the stars.

Harvest King (Animal Parade)

An all-knowing deity who helps revive the Goddess Tree.



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.


Anissa's younger brother. He runs a seed delivery service.


Jin's grandmother.


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.


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 little boy who hangs out at the lighthouse. Toby is his cousin.

Mayor Hamilton

  • Improbable Hairstyle: There's a curl in the front sticking straight up that's almost as big as his head and he still manages to look like he's got male pattern baldness.

Elli (Tree of Tranquility)

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.


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.


Phoebe's mother. She usually takes care of the general store and has a very energetic personality.
  • Genki Girl: All grown up, but maintains the sort of personality.
  • Happily Married
  • Opposites Attract: Her husband Simon definitely isn't as peppy as her. It's most noticeable when they're standing next to each other at the New Year's Festival, where she's cheering happily and he's looking around all worried.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: With her husband, Simon.


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.


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 kindly old lady who works at Sonata Tailoring. She is the grandmother of Candace and Luna.


An elderly blacksmith. He's Chloe's grandfather and Owen's great uncle.


A mischievous young girl. Owen's cousin and Ramsey's granddaughter.

Theodore (Animal Parade)

A circus ringmaster who has lost many of his animals.

     Rival Children 


Anissa and Jin's son, should they get married.


Maya and Chase's daughter, should they get married.


Toby and Renee'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.


Phoebe and Calvin's son, should they get married.


Julius and Candace's daughter, should they get married.


Luna and Gil's daughter, should they get married.


Owen and Kathy's son, should they get married.

Alternative Title(s): Harvest Moon Animal Parade