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Characters who appear in Story of Seasons (2014) for the 3DS.

For characters from other games in the series, check out the Characters page here.

Oak Tree Town is populated by many colorful characters, including twelve potential love interests — six male, six female — as well as several NPCs, and yourself. It's worth getting to know all of them.

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Annie/Minori and Johnny/Ibuki
Though you had a perfectly good life in the big city, since childhood you have dreamed of becoming a farmer. When you received the pamphlet offering a place at a farm in Oak Tree Town, you responded enthusiastically, and were accepted because of the passion with which you wrote your application. Now you must make a life for yourself in the Highlands north of town, learning the trade and becoming one of the greatest farmers the little community has ever known.

  • Beautiful Dreamer: A humorous variant, as noted below. During one scripted event with himself and Angela, Marian declares the player a member of the "Beautiful Dreamers Alliance."
    • Played straight in at least a few of the romances. For example, after marrying Klaus, he may comment to his bride that "there's never a dull moment when I watch you sleep."
  • But Thou Must!: During any of the tutorial events, you can't leave the area until you finish doing whatever Eda (or anyone else who might be teaching you) has instructed you to do.
    • Despite how you might feel about it, Witchie decides that you will be her loyal minion.
  • Call to Agriculture: According to the game book, you were living a perfectly satisfactory life in the big city when you learned about the vacancy in Oak Tree Town, and jumped at it.
  • Character Customization: This feature returns from the previous installment.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady/Bifauxnen: Thanks to hairstyles that can be applied to both genders, you can give your male avatar a girl's hairstyle or have a female avatar with a boyishly short haircut. See also Wholesome Crossdresser below.
  • Extreme Doormat: Or else a very, very Nice Guy/Gal. Within seconds of meeting Elise, they're doing favors for her seemingly just because she commanded it.
  • Farm Boy/Farm Girl: If they weren't this trope in a farming game like this, it would be very bad.
  • Fashion Designer: In one of the festivals, the player can dress a model and be ranked based on what they chose.
  • Happily Married: Should you romance and then marry one of your neighbors, you become this.
  • Hello, [Insert Name Here]: Although the 'canon' names are Annie for a female or Johnny for a male, you can name your character anything you like, as long as it doesn't have more than six letters.
  • The Hero
  • Heroic Mime: From the player's perspective, you seem to communicate chiefly in sign language and Visible Silence. Everyone understands you perfectly well, though.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: You seem to be an example of this to the rest of the community, at least to judge by some comments Klaus may make during the course of his romance; you are too innocent to understand what he's saying.
  • Informed Attribute: The in-game reason Veronica gives for allowing you to redesign the landscaping of the different parts of town is because Gunther tells her you have a knack for it. Exactly what prompts him to make this observation is unknown.
  • Jumped at the Call: They literally got a flyer in the mail requesting a farmer, thought "why not?", and applied for the position.
  • Nice Hat: The male player wears one. The female player, on the other hand, wears a kerchief with a flower on it. You can also make or purchase other hats for either one to wear.
  • Protagonist Without a Past
  • Renaissance Man: Everyone calls you a farmer, but before the end you'll likely also be a fisherman, a cheese maker, a tailor, a winemaker, a potter, a chef, a landscaper, and a shopkeeper.
  • Shopkeeper: After you meet certain requirements, you're given your own stall at the Trade Depot to sell anything you want.
  • Virtual Paper Doll: At the very start of the game, you can customize your character. You can change your skin tone, hair, etc. Once your house has been upgraded to include a closet, you can alter these details at will, and can also dress your avatar in any clothing and accessories you make or buy.
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: An option, since Gendered Outfits don't exist in this game, and you can have access to (and wear) every single piece of clothing, no matter if you're a boy or a girl.
  • Yes-Man: Since they can't talk, if someone asks them to do something in a cut scene, chances are they will go along with it.
  • You Can See Me?: Your character is the only human in Oak Tree Town who is able to see the helpful little sprites who serve Dessie and inspect the crops. Rather than being terrified by this prospect, the sprites are delighted.



After Veronica and Eda, Fritz is the first resident of the village you meet. He's one of the four other farmers besides the player, but he's not as experienced or well-off as the others. His clumsiness and inability to think things through keep him from really excelling. In fact, he's too poor to afford a kitchen! Nonetheless, Fritz is highly optimistic and very friendly to everyone he meets. He works hard to become a great farmer and is eager to help out anyone, including rivals such as the player.

  • Affectionate Nickname: He calls Eda "Granny" and, less frequently, addresses Otmar as "Gramps."
  • Butt-Monkey: The game certainly loves to mess with him. His first heart event has him trying to help everyone and everything he runs into, but each interaction ends in him being hurt or having his kindness misunderstood. Plus, most of the characters he's close friends with, such as Raeger or Mistel, love to poke fun at the guy for being a little slow and way too excitable.
  • Call to Agriculture: Much like the player character, Fritz was living in the city before he decided to run a farm in Oak Tree Town.
  • Farm Boy
  • Fiery Redhead: He's energetic, friendly, and a redhead.
  • First Guy Wins: If the female protagonist romances him.
  • Foil: To Elise. He's a farmer like her, but isn't nearly as successful and wears tattered clothes. However, he's significantly kinder and won't hesitate to lend a hand to anyone that needs help.
  • Friend to All Living Things: He likes literally every animal in the game, and will even react excitedly if you give him an insect as a gift.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: He comes close to being this, given how many of the other characters seem to find him mildly annoying.
  • Friendly Enemy: One of your four rival farmers.
  • Giftedly Bad: Thinks highly of his farming, though he consistently performs poorly in crop events. Nadi even fears for the crops he grows and Angela notes how the state of his farm must reflect the quality of his produce.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: To a small extent. During the course of his romance arc, it's revealed that he's always been a little jealous of Raeger for being so popular with girls.
  • Good Is Dumb: He's not the brightest, but he probably is the most likely to help someone in trouble.
  • I'll Never Tell You What I'm Telling You!: He'll never tell you that he used to be an ordinary student. ...Oh.
  • Informed Poverty: He has patches on his clothes, and occasionally makes remarks that imply he doesn't have much money. Even if he marries the potentially wealthier player character, it doesn't seem to change things much.
    • Land Poor: He owns his farm and everything on it, but doesn't seem to have the money for its basic upkeep. Gunther (assisted by the player) donates the materials and labor involved in repairing the house roof at one point.
  • It's All About Me: He's a mild version of the trope, but he can come across this way. Whether he's congratulating you on winning a competition or making a toast at your wedding (unless you're marrying him), Fritz almost always makes a comment about how he's going to be doing the same thing at some point.
  • The Klutz: According to one episode of Oak Tree Times on the television, Fritz has apparently been banned from Mistel's antique shop following an incident in which he sneezed, injured his head, and proceeded to trample around destroying things in his dizziness.
  • Love You and Everybody: In the same episode, Mistel states that this is Fritz's basic nature.
    Mistel: He considers everybody in town to be his friend. It's like he's never met a stranger.
  • Moment Killer: If a female player romances Mistel and gives the right answers to his pink flower event, he will get ready to kiss her, only to have Fritz loudly enter the room before he can do anything.
  • Nice Guy: He always has to help someone if he sees them in trouble. He also calls Raeger a nice person on one occasion and says how grateful he is for Raeger's help. Nadi's dialogue seems to imply that Fritz talks to him regularly as if he's a friend, even though Nadi isn't exactly shy about saying that he's annoying. And despite being your rival, Fritz always encourages you to do your best and congratulates you on your victories.
  • The Obi-Wannabe: His rival events basically consist of him being convinced that he's the protagonist's mentor and can show them the ropes of farming, fishing, etc. despite them being perfectly competent (and actually moreso than him).
  • Older Than They Look: He's a grown man, but looks (and sometimes acts) much younger.
  • Pointless Band-Aid: On his left cheek. So far it seems to only come off on his wedding day.
  • The Pollyanna: The game book describes him as a male one of these.
    Fritz: People say I'm super optimistic, but I dunno. Am I really? I just think it's better to look for the good than the bad, y'know? If I always felt down, I might miss something good in life.
  • Real Men Cook: In one stage of his heart events, he borrows Raeger's kitchen to cook dinner. He also mentions being skilled in housework and sewing, even repairing the player's sleeve in one conversation.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: If romanced, you will encounter a cutscene in which Raeger complains that Fritz just won't shut up about how wonderful his girlfriend is.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: HQ Crab Soup, which is made by combining mitten crab with egg and mushroom.
    • Guide Dang It!: Mitten crab can only be caught in one fishing area, and only if your fishing rod is fully upgraded. Said upgrade can only be made by purchasing the blueprint from the absolute last vendor to set up in the Vendor Depot.


Kamil has come to Oak Tree Town in search of new and beautiful flowers for his arrangements. Returning character from Harvest Moon: Tale of Two Towns. He's a quiet man who prefers to keep to himself and do his work alone. However, he still manages to be rather charming and kind to others. He acts politely and is happy to talk about his work for anyone interested, but his aloof attitude still keeps many at arms length.

  • Bishōnen
  • The Charmer: The game book describes him this way.
  • Cuteness Proximity: His story card, which you get after marriage, implies that he has this towards cats.
  • Difficulty Spike: Unlike most of the other love interests, Kamil does not have a flower on his dialogue box whose color indicates your friendship level. Pushing the left "shoulder" button on your DS will provide a clue, however.
  • Dub Name Change: Subverted. He was called Cam in Harvest Moon: Tale of Two Towns, but went back to his original name Kamil in this game.
  • Flower Motif: He's a florist; his passion is flowers.
  • Like Brother and Sister: Kamil becomes part of Maurice's extended family by virtue of living at the inn. For his romance arc to proceed, you have to make sure you have sufficient friendship points with both Lillie and Melanie.
  • Meaningful Name: Kamil is very close to the Czech surname Kamel, which was the name of the scientist for whom the camellia flower was named. It's also an actual Polish name.
  • Nice Guy: He's very happy if he hears you tell Melanie that you fell in love with him because he's so kind.
  • Nice Hat
  • The Philosopher: Some of his dialogue makes him seem like this.
  • Real Men Hate Sugar: He absolutely detests sweets and you will lose friendship points if you give him desserts as gifts.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: He wears a pink sweater vest under his purple jacket.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Tom Yung Goong, made from prawn and mushroom. The recipe comes in a set received upon winning one of the cooking competitions.
  • Unlockable Content: Kamil is one of the few love interests who is not in the village from the start. He arrives during year 2, and only if you've unlocked three or more vendors.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Subverted. As his romance arc continues, he admits that he expected this reaction when he told his adoptive family about wanting to travel in search of new flowers, but was surprised to find they were very supportive.


A perfumist by trade, Klaus lives in western Oak Tree Town. He is the epitome of a gentleman, always speaking politely and happy to look out for others. Being the oldest bachelor, Klaus has plenty of experience with the world (and he apparently has a very colorful past), so he tries to act as an older brother for the player. Still, he is sensitive about his age and isn't as experienced as he appears, getting rather flustered when things such as love and romance come up.

  • Badass Longcoat/Retired Badass: His badass days are behind him; see below.
  • Big Brother Instinct: If he does the reverse love confession (in which he admits his love for the female protagonist first rather than accepting her ring), he explains that he initially had this for her, but over time it grew into something more.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: He acts as the perfect gentleman, but some of the dialogue he has with the female player shows how his mind can go to dirty places.
  • The Dandy: His outfit doesn't seem to imply that he would be one to do sweaty labor.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: The game book says that Klaus is rumored to have one of these, but "he will neither confirm nor deny it."
  • Former Teen Rebel
  • Gentleman and a Scholar: Klaus is extremely gentlemanly, and his work with perfumes is more about the science of fragrance than anything else. Notably, he doesn't have a shop where anyone can purchase what he makes.
  • Hero of Another Story: As noted above. In his younger days, Klaus — or "Boss" — fought a private war against criminals threatening his hometown, and won.
  • Hypocritical Humor: He chides the player for being young and naive, but it's clear that he's very embarrassed and inexperienced with romance.
  • Insecure Love Interest: Once he and the female protagonist become an Official Couple, he reveals himself to be this more than once. It's especially clear during his final flower event, when he remarks that the entire town loves her and she could probably be with anyone, so he's uncertain that he's good enough for her.
  • May–December Romance: Implied, as he makes a few remarks about being too old for the female protagonist, and he worries about her being too naive or accidentally taking advantage of her.
  • Meaningful Name: Klaus means "leader in victory." This is apt, given the spoiler event from his past.
  • Nature Lover: He's fond of long walks in the forest area between your farm and the main town.
  • Odd Friendship: With Marian; they went to college together. If you have a meal with Klaus after romancing him, he may comment that whenever Marian gets dumped, he calls Klaus, who cooks him dinner and does his best to console him. Marian also attends Klaus's wedding to the female protagonist and is extremely happy for the pair.
  • Self-Deprecation: He calls himself an "old man" on occasion.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: Klaus is the most formally dressed of all the male love interests. He looks very much like a Victorian gentleman, complete with a Waistcoat of Style and pocketwatch.
  • Smells Sexy: He's a perfumer by profession, and presents the female protagonist with gifts of perfume if she romances him. At the red flower level, he will also tell his girlfriend that she looks good "and you smell good to match."
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Bouillabaisse, a stew made using almost any kind of fish. The recipe is purchased from Rose Country, the fourth vendor to appear.
  • Triang Relations: Klaus and Iris are good friends, and she is often found visiting his home. This factors into his romance line, as the female protagonist and Mistel both read something into it that isn't there, and Klaus has to outright declare his love to clear up the matter.
  • When She Smiles: After one interaction on the romance path (in which he warns her about being eaten by a "big bad wolf"), the female protagonist will leave, and Klaus has a moment alone in which he blushes and mutters to himself about her incredible smile.
  • White Stallion: Not seen, but referenced during his romance arc. Klaus is a horseback riding enthusiast — the character card seen after your marriage shows him riding in the woods — and his third flower event has him talking about taking you for a ride. He comments that he's not sure he'd be able to find a white horse, nor is he much of a prince.
  • Wine Is Classy: Most of Klaus's preferred gifts are fruit wines, which you can only give him once you've built a Winery on your farm.


The young owner of the local antique shop, and Iris's younger brother. Despite his looks, Mistel is rather sharp and serious — probably the most serious of all the bachelors. He spends most of his time running the antique shop, reading, or playing games which challenge his brain. However, he has a rather mischievous side and loves to play mind games with some of the slower residents, such as Fritz. While friendly with most people, he doesn't form attachments easily and prefers to keep his emotions in check, but is very protective of those he does like.

  • Annoying Younger Sibling: If the player character is male and romancing Iris, he plays this role to the hilt, teasing his sister about her relationship.
  • Anywhere but Their Lips: He's fond of giving cheek kisses during the romance.
  • Bishōnen: He's quite feminine looking, with long, blond hair and light eyes.
  • The Chessmaster: A bit of an odd example, but he has a few scenes which show how he uses his words to manipulate people in a way that helps him. See Xanatos Gambit below.
  • The Cutie
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Many fans mistook him for a bachelorette at first.
  • Elegant Classical Musician: He plays the contrabass at the annual town concert.
  • The Gadfly: Despite his mostly mature personality, Mistel has a mischievous side, and particularly enjoys pulling the main character's leg if she's dating him.
  • Missing Mom/Disappeared Dad: His parents are presumably dead, since Iris raised him.
  • My Beloved Smother: Iris isn't his mother, but it's noted through his arc that Mistel would like to assert greater independence from her mothering.
  • Neat Freak: He's very meticulous about keeping his shop neat and clean.
  • Older Than They Look: Like Fritz, he looks as if he could be in middle school, but he's old enough to be a bachelor.
  • Picky Eater: Apparently he hates vegetables so much that just being at the crop festival makes him irritated.
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: He seems to have a fondness for long words.
  • Shipper on Deck: Subtly encourages the male main character to go for his sister.
    • He's also a mild one for Klaus and the female character, if they're dating; he's amused by Iris's efforts to push them together, and seems supportive of the idea.
  • Shame If Something Happened: If answered correctly, his pink flower event will end with Fritz playing Moment Killer as he's about to kiss the female player. His response to this is to "warn" Fritz about things falling off trees.
  • Shopkeeper: He runs the antique shop.
  • The Smart Guy: He likes games where you have to use your head.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Penne Arrabiatta, a pasta dish requiring flour, tomato, and milk, whose recipe can be purchased from the fourth vendor Rose Country.
  • Token Mini-Moe: Of the bachelors.
  • Xanatos Gambit: During his break up scene, he pretends to be bored with the player and asks to break up with them. If the player says they don't want to break up he explains that he was lying about being bored to make things easier for the both of them and is happy that they still want to be with him. Either way, whether they broke up or not, Mistel planned it so that he would not be hurt as bad.
  • Yandere: Subverted and Played for Laughs. He talks about not letting you go, even if you wanted, and makes other questionable comments (such as "warning" Fritz of impending doom shown above). That being said, he'll let you break up with him should you choose and has friendly relationships with most of the guys, even Fritz.


Nadi came from a faraway country to work on the grounds of Elise's estate. He specializes in the care of exotic plants. He's a rather blunt and standoffish man, at first, simply preferring to do his job and not be disturbed. He will even tell the player outright that there's no reason to talk to him. However, he shows a softer side when in contact with kids and animals. He is particularly fond of Melanie and will tell stories and play hide-and-seek with her often. Underneath his hard exterior is a good heart and a surprising lack of self-worth.

  • Bizarre Taste in Food: Unlike the other residents of the village, Nadi loves Grass Juice. It's actually his favorite gift.
  • Bishōnen
  • Brutally Honest: Don't expect him to console you if you lose in a competition; he outright tells you as much. Drop his friendship too low, and he straight up tells you to not talk to him if there's nothing significant going on. He also doesn't sugarcoat his opinions of others, and calls Fritz annoying.
  • Cuteness Proximity: If the player shows him a rabbit, he smiles... before immediately saying that he doesn't think it's cute or want to pet it. He also grows to really love the adorable Melanie, though he tries to deny it. A straight example occurs with his children if the player marries him; he doesn't deny at all that he thinks his children are cute.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond
  • First Girl Wins: Should the player date him, he reveals that she's his first love, and he was a Celibate Hero before dating her.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: During his romance arc, he has a jealous moment when Giorgio invites the female protagonist to a party.
  • Hates Small Talk: Implied. Talking to him will sometimes result in him telling you that if you have something to say, you should get on with it because he has things to do.
  • Heroic Fatigue: He works extremely hard and is often tired as a result; he even falls asleep at the table on one of your dates.
  • Insecure Love Interest: When dating the player, he sometimes worries that a blunt and unsociable person like him isn't dating material. It's part of what prompts his aforementioned Green-Eyed Monster moment, as he fears that the player would prefer an outgoing and romantic guy like Giorgio. If the player breaks up with him, he will straight-up admit that it's the best choice the player could have made, and that he was surprised they even dated him in the first place.
  • It's All About Me: He has minor shades of this. If you encounter him while in the woods or tending your crops on one of the public farmlands and stop to chat, he will be incredulous that you came all this way just to see him.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Mildly. Compared to the other bachelors, he's a little rougher around the edges, mainly due to being unabashedly blunt, but generally a good guy. And despite his nature, he genuinely doesn't want to hurt others' feelings, and becomes sad about it when he realizes he has.
    Nadi: You probably shouldn't talk to me. I'm a rather blunt and harsh person, so I'm sure to say something offensive — if I haven't already! And you...seem to be a really nice person, so I don't want to bring you down. So you should go. Shoo!
  • Like Brother and Sister: Similarly to Kamil, he becomes part of the extended family living at the inn. To enable his romance to progress, the player character must have a sufficient number of friendship points with Melanie.
  • Longhaired Pretty Boy:
  • Meaningful Name: He shares his name with one of the largest regions of Fiji, a tropical nation consisting of several islands renowned for their majestic flora. Coincidentally, the actual region is known as one of the ports of entry in Fiji and is a common tourist destination as a result, which can reflect how Nadi has been Walking the Earth before arriving in Oak Tree Town.
  • Not a Morning Person: Catch him early in the day, and he'll tell you to go away as he hates mornings.
  • Plant Person: He's very skilled at the care and maintenance of difficult plants.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: He has red eyes and is probably the least friendly bachelor.
  • Shoo the Dog: Once the player becomes close enough with him, he'll tell them to stop talking to him, as knowing him, he'll end up accidentally hurting their feelings one day. Needless to say, the player doesn't listen.
  • The Stoic: He's a man of few words.
  • Talk About the Weather: During summer, he frequently complains about the heat.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: As noted above, Grass Juice. It's a blend of spinach, eggplant, milk, burdock, and lemon.
    • Guide Dang It!: The recipe for Grass Juice is among the hardest to acquire. It's only sold by Suzanne, a traveling salesperson, who starts visiting in the fall of your second year. She only shows up periodically, and doesn't always have the recipe with her. (However, unlike Angela and Agate's favorite dishes, Grass Juice can be obtained as a reward for completing special requests from the Trade Depot.)
  • Tsundere
  • Unlockable Content: Like Kamil, he's one of the only love interests not in the game from the beginning; he arrives in your first winter or later, and you have to walk into Elise's farm between 8 to 11:30 on certain days when the weather is sunny to trigger his introduction.
  • Walking the Earth: He's traveled to many different countries to hone his skill with exotic plants. Since Elise has pretty much offered him a permanent job in Oak Tree Town, though, he's thinking about staying there for good.
  • Workaholic: He wonders if he's this, since he tends to have work on the mind a lot.


Raeger moved to Oak Tree Town to help his grandfather, who ran the town's only restaurant. Since his grandfather's death, he has taken over the business. He is very popular with the ladies, having many women from other towns come over just to see him and confess their love. Raeger doesn't really care for this, though, turning all of them down politely. He never brags about his popularity (though guys like Fritz still find it annoying) and is more interested in using it to boost his restaurant's fame. Still, he likes to take care of people and becomes excited when someone with a similar interest in cooking comes along.

  • And Your Reward Is Edible: Eating at his restaurant multiple times results in him gifting you with recipes.
  • Big Brother Instinct: He seems to have something like this for Fritz and Mistel if either of them are romanced; he counsels them on how to treat the female protagonist, and allows Fritz to use his kitchen to prepare a gourmet meal for her. He seems to have this for Fritz in general, judging by some of Fritz's remarks; he notes that Raeger's a really nice guy who helps him out a lot.
  • Bizarre Taste in Food: Although his favorite food item isn't horribly weird (see below), he's also extremely partial to Seaweed.
  • Chick Magnet: He's regarded as something of a playboy because of how nice he is to all the women. This factors into his romance arc. Even Kassie, the hostess of the Oak Tree Times show, remarks in one episode that the restaurant is popular "for its dishes and also for its dish of an owner."
  • Devoted to You: He says he is this to the player character if he is given a Valentine's Day gift while they are dating.
  • Heroic Fatigue: He works so hard that at one point, he becomes ill from exhaustion.
  • Luminescent Blush: He blushes more easily than most of the other guys.
  • Parental Neglect: His purple flower event reveals that his parents were divorced, and his mother and grandfather were too busy running the restaurant to pay attention to him; see below.
  • Parental Obliviousness: When ill as noted above, he's touched that you're taking care of him; after his parents divorced when he was small, he was raised by his mom and her dad, and they were always too busy to pay much attention to him when he was sick.
  • Raised by Grandparents: Even though he mentions he was raised by both his mother and grandfather in his romance arc, he only ever talks about his grandfather in normal dialogue, suggesting that he felt more of a connection with him than with his mother.
  • Sharp-Dressed Man: He wears a Waistcoat of Style under his chef's apron; among the men, he's second only to Klaus in his fashion sense.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Sea Urchin Bowl, made with sea urchin and rice. The recipe is part of a set received for winning one of the various competitions.
  • Workaholic: He works even while seriously ill during his purple flower event. The correct answer in the event is to help him work; asking him to rest will cause you to lose some favor with him.



Agate is the ranger at Safari Park. She lives in what initially seems to be an unoccupied house in western Oak Tree Town.

  • Badass Adorable: Sort of. She goes straight into dangerous situations and can come out only slightly scarred.
  • Beautiful Dreamer: In her CG if you marry her, and in a Sleep Cute variant when she's surrounded by animals sleeping next to her.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: If you're in a relationship. In her Pink Flower event, she spots you talking to Lillie. She doesn't know why she has a burning feeling, and the male PC has to explain to her that she was feeling jealous; she then mentions a female monkey having a similar experience when her mate was playing with another female. However, since the male PC wants to remain faithful to her, she gets over her jealousy and they go on a date.
  • Crash-Into Hello: In her White Flower Event, she asks the male player if he can play with her two fox friends, named "Mr. Fox and his friend". When you accept, Hilarity Ensues when they become too playful and Agate ends up crashing into him by accident.
  • Cute Clumsy Girl: Her clumsiness is often commented on by Mistel, and is a great source of worry (and annoyance) for him.
  • The Ditz: During a dinner conversation with her if married, she becomes offended that male PC thinks she would be the type to mix up sugar and salt. She then mentions buying 2 packs of salt when she just wanted salt and sugar. She ends up buying more packs of salt as a result.
  • Friend to All Living Things: She loves animals, penguins being a particular favorite, and is extremely knowledgeable about all kinds of animals and plants.
  • Genki Girl: She's got a lot of energy, especially when it comes to animals.
  • Guide Dang It!: If you talk to Veronica at the Guild hall, Agate will introduce herself, and thereafter she can help you shuttle your animals to the Safari Park to graze. You can also just hop on your horse and ride there, but you won't have the option of taking your animals to the park unless you employ Agate in this manner.
  • Nature Lover: Both in personality and by profession.
  • Rock Theme Naming: She's named after a stone, probably to highlight her connection with the natural world.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: As noted above, early in her romance you'll come across her playing with some foxes. If you agree to join them, she communicates as much to the animals, and reports that they're very happy about it.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Cold Noodles, made by combining flour, egg, cucumber and tomato.
    • Guide Dang It!: Like Nadi's Grass Juice, you can only get the recipe for Cold Noodles from Suzanne the traveling salesperson, if she happens to show up with it in her inventory.
  • Unlockable Content: Agate is one of the few love interests not already in town when you arrive, although she is much easier to unlock than other examples. Just go to the Guild Hall and speak to Veronica any time after the first day of fall in your first year.


Veronica's daughter and the nurse in Marian's clinic.

  • Childhood Friends: With Lillie, who brings it up if you catch the two of them in the Guild together.
  • Disappeared Dad: Her father is always mentioned in past tense, and if Angela is romanced, he's eventually revealed to be dead.
  • Hospital Hottie: She's never seen without her nursing uniform.
  • I Can't Believe a Guy Like You Would Notice Me: She thinks you're a little strange if you tell her that you wish to be better friends.
  • Meganekko: The only love interest with glasses.
  • Parental Marriage Veto: Possible. In order to advance the romance arc with Angela, you also need to have a strong friendship with Veronica.
  • Prim and Proper Bun
  • The Reliable One: She's pleased to be described this way.
  • Spot of Tea: Her favorite gift is Fall Herb Tea; she also loves receiving other teas or tea leaves.
  • The Stoic: Working in a hospital made her this way, given all the bloody incidents she must come across.
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: She almost always has a stoic expression on her face and usually takes things seriously.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: As noted above, Fall Herb Tea. Combine fall tea leaves with any of the herbs.
    • Guide Dang It!: This is yet another recipe from the hit-or-miss offerings of Suzanne the traveling salesperson.
  • "Well Done, Daughter!" Girl: A major part of her motivation — she has to earn the approval of her mother (and the rest of the village) to eventually take over as guildmistress when Veronica retires.
  • When She Smiles: She has a lovely Mona Lisa-esque smile during interactions that increase her friendship, and the trope is particularly evident in her ending CG if you marry her.


A nobleman's daughter who decided that farming would be fun.

  • Benevolent Boss: After her Character Development, Elise is much more lenient with and nicer to her employees. If you marry her, she even grants them her estate as thanks for their service.
  • Big Fancy House: She lives in a grand estate just north of the town square, until/unless you marry her and she moves to your farm.
  • Bitch Alert: Her introductory cutscene has her mistake you for a servant, order you to do work for her, kick you out for trespassing, and say she's being charitable about it.
  • Character Development: Over the course of her rivalry events, she learns to be kinder to people, appreciate farm life, and resolves to actively participate in managing her farm.
  • Competition Freak: She certainly acts like one any time you challenge her. If you win a competition (such as cooking or fashion), she might behave like one of these even if she's not one of your fellow competitors — she talks about how you were lucky but supposes that congratulations are in order anyway.
  • Death Glare: Gives one when she's really mad.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: She has five rivalry events which must be completed before the romance arc can even begin; completing them all is necessary in order to achieve one of the trophies.
  • Difficulty Spike: Once the five rivalry events are done, she also has an additional romance event beyond the four that love interests normally have.
  • Does Not Like Spam: Almost all of her hated gifts, including her -800 FP gift, are some manner of fish dish.
  • First Girl Wins: If you romance her. She's the first bachelorette you meet.
  • Foil: To Fritz. She's a farmer like him, but is significantly more successful and incredibly wealthy. However, she's a Spoiled Brat that always thinks of herself first and is incredibly short-tempered.
  • Friendly Enemy: One of your four rival farmers, and arguably the least friendly (at least until her Character Development).
  • Lonely Rich Kid: Due to her family preferring her sister. She buries this by being snobby and mean.
  • Long Hair Is Feminine: Easily has the most hair of anyone in the game. She seems to be the girliest of all the bachelorettes, and has hair that reaches almost to her hips.
  • Lovable Alpha Bitch: She's mostly bitchy but she shows moments of caring for others and will acknowledge that the player is a good farmer and person on occasion. It helps that she also has Character Development where she learns to be kinder.
  • Mean Boss: Confirmed by some of the dialogue you receive by talking to her employees. One of them remarks that she'd like to get through the day without receiving a "verbal beating." Almost all of her employees have something mean to say about her, or how horrible she is as a boss.
  • Mistaken for Servant: Thanks to an error by one of her employees, this is how you meet her. When she realizes the mistake, she has you thrown out for trespassing.
  • Noblewoman's Laugh: "Ohohohoho!" She has the pose and everything.
  • Parental Neglect: Her father seems to be very emotionally neglectful, and her mother is never mentioned.
  • Pimped-Out Dress: Her usual outfit. It's pink, of course.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Her entire outfit consists of varying shades of pink. Her room is very pink and girly too.
  • Rich Bitch: She can come across this way, especially when you first meet her. She's very rich and not the easiest person to be around and her servants mention how she's very irritable and rarely compliments them. She acts bossy towards just about anyone and considers herself an amazing farmer, despite the work being done mostly by her servants.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Nobility, not royalty, at least judging by the fact that her servants call her Lady Elise. She doesn't really do a lot of farming herself at first, but she does oversee everything, and as part of her Character Development she resolves to take a more active hand in tending her farm.
  • Story-Breaker Power: As she says to Veronica, she would be willing to simply buy the fields over which you and the other farmers are expected to compete. Since this would remove the main plot entirely, Veronica handwaves it away by saying that the rivalry will help the town.
  • Sweet Tooth: She adores desserts.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Her rival events deal with her depending less on her servants and helping them out on the farm herself.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Chocolate Fondue. Blend cocoa powder, milk, flour, and strawberry, once you get the recipe from a set won in a competition.
  • The Unfavorite: Implied. If you talk to her at the fireworks festival in summer, she recalls how her father used to have lavish fireworks for her sister's birthday, and notes wistfully that he loves her sister a lot.


A successful novelist, Iris is the oldest of all the female love interests. She's Mistel's sister.

  • Big Sister Instinct: She likes to help others, especially her little brother Mistel.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: If you're romancing Iris, don't sit down to tea and tell her you were visiting other girls. You will be promptly shown to the door.
  • Cool Big Sis: She mentions that she likes looking after the other girls in the town.
  • Famed in Story: Her books sell very well.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: She wears a beautiful dress which is mostly purple.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: As stated above, she is very helpful.
  • Insecure Love Interest: Despite her successes, Iris actually lacks confidence, and you can help to bolster it.
  • Kindhearted Cat Lover: She loves all kinds of cats; show her a cat for an instant friendship boost.
  • Long Hair Is Feminine: The only girl in town with more hair than Iris is Elise.
  • May–December Romance: Implied by her comment about being an older woman.
  • Most Writers Are Writers: The game book notes that she has published several books in a variety of genres. She references this often in her dialogue; she will mention having a great idea to send to her editor, or ask the player character for suggestions for new stories.
  • Not a Morning Person: She's pleasant enough in the mornings, but will comment that she envies the player character's morning energy, as she's more of a night owl herself.
  • Of Corsets Sexy: Her dress includes a black corset, which creates a Cleavage Window.
  • Peek-a-Bangs
  • Please Don't Leave Me: What she wants to hear during the final scripted event of her romance arc. She's actually acting out her most recently-written scene with her boyfriend, but he doesn't know that.
  • Promotion to Parent: She raised her little brother Mistel.
  • Shipper on Deck: For her good friend Klaus and the female protagonist, if they start dating.
    • Romantic False Lead: She subtly plays this role in Klaus's final flower event, purely for the purpose of helping to move their romance forward. Her brother is amused.
  • Spot of Tea: She enjoys tea and reacts positively if given tea as a gift; she also invites the male protagonist to join her for some tea during the second part of her romance.
  • Talk About the Weather: One of her most common remarks during the winter season is about how much she dislikes the cold.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Borscht. This soup is made by mixing carrot, cabbage, tomato, onion, and an herb.
    • Guide Dang It!: The recipe is easy to acquire; Silk Country will begin selling it during your first autumn. The ingredients, however, can be tricky, since each of the four vegetables are grown in a different season.


Licorice is a dedicated botanist from far away. Returning character from Harvest Moon: Tale of Two Towns.

  • Berserk Button: She gets upset if people laugh at her about her theories.
  • Brainy Brunette
  • Difficulty Spike: Unlike most of the other love interests, Licorice does not have a flower on her dialogue box whose color indicates your friendship level. Pushing the left "shoulder" button on your DS will provide a clue, however.
  • Dub Name Change: Subverted. She was called Reina in Harvest Moon: Tale of Two Towns, but went back to her original name Licorice in this game.
  • Failed a Spot Check: When you first meet her, she's so deeply engrossed in her work that she doesn't even notice you're there.
  • Friend to All Living Things: If you pick up a wild animal (like a rabbit) and show it to her, she will patently disapprove of restricting its freedom.
  • Genius Ditz: Licorice is not stupid — but she is so intently focused on her studies that it makes her somewhat scatterbrained about other things.
  • Meaningful Name: Licorice is the root of a plant from which a sweet extract is drawn to make licorice candy. (An alternate hypothesis is another plant: lycoris.)
  • Nephewism: She trained at her uncle's fruit orchard.
  • Plant Person: She firmly believes that plants have spirits of their own, and even talks to them.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Soybean Salad, made by mixing soybean and cabbage. Dine often enough at Raeger's restaurant and he will eventually give you the recipe as a gift.
  • Unlockable Content: She's another of the rare love interests who comes to the village after your arrival, and in fact may be the last one to appear.
    • Guide Dang It!: Triggering her appearance requires walking into a specific part of the forest at a specific time of day.


Daughter of innkeeper Maurice, Lillie is a minor local celebrity who does weather.

  • Brainy Brunette: If you express admiration for her work, she is pleased and tells you that she studied very hard to do what she does.
  • Childhood Friends: With Angela, whom she's known since they were children, and to whom she affectionately refers as her BFF.
  • Cool Big Sis: She dotes on her little sister Melanie, the town's resident Cheerful Child. You must have a good friendship level with Melanie for the romance with Lillie to proceed.
  • The Cutie
  • Elegant Classical Musician: She plays the flute at the annual town concert.
  • Famed in Story: She's the regional weather forecaster, and you can build a television to watch her reports.
  • First Guy Wins: Lillie explains, at the culmination of her romance arc, that you are her very first boyfriend.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Like her little sister.
  • Like Brother and Sister: She and Melanie both take a shine to Kamil and, to a slightly lesser extent, Nadi when they move into the inn; as noted above, a female player character has to have good friendship levels with both girls for their romances to proceed.
  • Motor Mouth: Lillie notes that she tends to lose control of her mouth when she's nervous, leading to a lot of babbling.
  • Nice Guy: In the earliest stage of her romance, you see her talking to various residents who are thanking her for helping them in one way or another.
  • Older Than They Look: She lives at home with her dad and sister, but works in television and is old enough to get married.
  • Perpetual Smiler: It's rare to see Lillie without a cheerful expression.
  • Rescue Romance: A minor example; at one point you save her from falling into the river.
  • Speech Impediment: Lillie is prone to stuttering when she gets embarrassed.
  • Sweet Tooth: Her favorite gift is Chocolate Ice Cream, and she loves receiving other sweet things as well.
  • Talk About the Weather: A good thing, in her case — meteorology is her specialty and she's happy to share her knowledge.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Chocolate Ice Cream, made by mixing milk, ice, and cocoa powder. The recipe is easily purchased from Silk Country after your first summer, but it takes a long time to get the cacao needed to make cocoa powder.

     Other Villagers 


Your next-door neighbor, Eda, lets you live with her for your first few days in Oak Tree Town, as your farm is not quite ready. She's basically a walking tutorial for the player in how to tend crops and livestock.

  • Due to the Dead: Veronica leads a funeral for her after her death, and a headstone is erected for her by the riverside. It is located in the far corner of her farm.
  • Forgotten Fallen Friend: As sad as everyone is at her funeral, no one ever mentions Eda again once it's over.
    • Subverted once you unlock all seven vendors. Veronica will invite you to a party in the Trade Depot, where she remarks that she wishes Madame Eda were here to see what you've accomplished. Afterwards you'll receive a letter in the mail from Eda that she wrote in advance.
  • Foreshadowing: She can't maintain all her crops on her own, and her farm will eventually become barren. She'll also stop showing up to festivals. This is due to her health slowly deteriorating, leading to her death in your first Winter.
    • When you open up the game for the very first time, you get a statement that no life lasts forever, and that the game hopes to help children understand how much value there is to life.
  • Friendly Enemy: One of your four rival farmers, though by far the least rival-like, and also the easiest to defeat; she only has one of the public farmlands.
  • Go Out with a Smile: Once you promise to take care of her farm, Eda assures you she's had a good life and will leave with no regrets.
  • Granny Classic
  • Happily Married: She seems to have been this, though her husband has been gone for some time now.
  • It Was a Gift: Hanako the cow, your first farm animal, is gifted to you by Eda. Could also be regarded as a Memento MacGuffin after Eda dies.
  • Like a Son to Me: Eda affectionately remarks that having you stay with her until your farm is ready is like having another grandchild. Presumably this is the reason she bequeaths her farm to you when she dies.
    • She's also very fond of Fritz, who even calls her "Granny."
  • The Mentor: Eda's the one to teach your character all the ins and outs of farm life. Then she dies during your first winter.
  • Miniature Senior Citizens: She's much shorter than your character.
  • Nice Guy: Even if you give Eda her most hated item, she'll still take it because she doesn't want it to go to waste.
  • Raised by Grandparents: During one of her scripted events, she tells the player character that when her son moved his family to the city, her grandson wanted to stay on the farm, so she and her late husband raised him for several years.
  • Shipper on Deck: She can be seen as this for a female player character and Fritz. More than once she mentions how much she wants Fritz and the player character to be good friends.
  • Something About a Rose: She loves flowers and is deeply touched if you bring her any.
  • Widow Woman

Angela's mother and the head of the Guild, which is essentially the governing body of Oak Tree Town. She's the one who approved your application to become a farmer and instructs you in almost anything Eda doesn't cover.

  • Absurdly Youthful Mother: Veronica doesn't look like she could be much older than thirty, but she's old enough to have an adult daughter.
  • All Work vs. All Play: Veronica is all work, which causes Angela to worry for her health.
  • Bearer of Bad News: Usually she's the bearer of good news — Veronica is always the one at your doorstep to announce the arrival of a new merchant, remind you about a festival, or urge you to hurry to the barn to meet the newborn livestock. She fits this trope, however, when she wakes you with the sad news that Eda is dying.
  • Birthday Hater: Most of the characters are extremely pleased when you acknowledge their birthdays with a gift. Veronica, on the other hand, initially reacts with an almost despondent expression on her face, lamenting the fact that she's another year older. She then quickly smiles and expresses her appreciation for your thoughtfulness, insisting that she hadn't said anything negative.
    • This may be a slight instance of Fridge Brilliance; if Angela is romanced, as noted on the Tear Jerker page, you have a conversation with Veronica in which she recalls one of her first birthdays after the death of her husband, when an ill Angela tried to make dinner for her but fell asleep because Veronica was working late. It's possible that she doesn't like her birthday in part because it reminds her of this event.
  • Friend-In-Law: Veronica can become this if you marry Angela, who is her daughter.
  • Friend to All Children: According to Angela, Veronica is at her best when taking care of children.
  • Happily Married: Although her husband is never seen (and eventually is revealed to be deceased), she was this. When explaining the custom of promise rings to the player character, she smiles and recalls how excited she was the day she received one from her husband.
  • Mission Control: She explains everything to you and is the one you approach in order to set up StreetPass or participate in any festivals.
  • Mr. Exposition
  • The Omniscient: She knows everything that goes on in this town, even on your somewhat remote farm — to the point where she's the one to inform you that the egg in your incubator is hatching or your pregnant animal is giving birth.
  • Permanent Elected Official: From a comment Angela makes, Veronica apparently will hold the role of guildmistress for as long as she chooses.
  • True Blue Femininity: Always wears the same royal blue ensemble.
  • Ultimate Authority Mayor: The game doesn't identify her explicitly as the mayor of Oak Tree Town, but she pretty much runs the village. She's the one to handle all the details about land assignment, competitions, vendors, and other day-to-day operations in the town. She's even the one who performs the ceremony should your character get married and also conducts the funeral when Eda dies, suggesting that she may be some sort of religious leader as well.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Her dialogue during one of the festivals reveals she's terrified of chickens.
  • Widow Woman: As noted in Angela's section, her husband has died. (This is only revealed in-game if the player character is male and romances Angela.)
  • Workaholic: She oversees everything. She's the guildmistress, the organizer and hostess of town festivals, the manager of trade relations, and as noted above, possibly the religious leader too. She even spends the first in-game week helping to get the Highlands farm ready for the player to occupy.

The physician at the town clinic, and Angela's boss. Marian is the one to patch you up if you pass out from overwork.

  • Beautiful Dreamer: A humorous variant — according to Marian, he and Giorgio are members of the "Beautiful Dreamers Alliance."
  • Benevolent Boss: He's very friendly with Angela and seems to like her a lot. One of the television programs which profiles town residents even comments on their unusual chemistry.
  • Berserk Button: He flips out at the New Year's celebration, saying that he will defy the passage of time and remain beautiful. He also gets upset if someone ignores his medical advice, like during Giorgio's scripted event where he falls ill.
  • Birds of a Feather: He's good friends with the equally flamboyant Giorgio.
  • Blah Blah Blah: Literally, during the "Beautiful Heart, Beautiful Mind Alliance" scripted event.
    Marian: Upon receiving the signals from your sensory organs, your brain then interprets that signal as blah blah blah science medicine science.
    • Hilariously, it's implied that the reason for this is that what he's saying goes completely over your head.
  • Camp Gay: A surprisingly tasteful example; Marian is very flamboyant, and mentions a boyfriend.
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: He loves pink, wears makeup, calls himself a "big sister"... it's highly likely that he's meant to be an Okama.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Marian is male, but spells his name in a way more common for women.
  • Genki Girl: According to Klaus. At the Fashion Fiesta, he may mention that Marian's excitement for such events leads him to be even more expressive than usual.
    Klaus: Just watching is enough to have him bouncing with glee. But should he participate... whew. He buries the needle. I can't keep up with that.
  • Nice Guy: Marian is unfailingly kind and encouraging to your avatar, whom he usually calls "honey."
  • Odd Friendship: With Klaus; they went to college together. If you have a meal with Klaus after romancing him, he may comment that whenever Marian gets dumped, he calls Klaus, who cooks him dinner and does his best to console him. Marian also attends Klaus's wedding to the female protagonist and is extremely happy for the pair.
  • Shipper on Deck: Potentially. He's involved in one of Mistel's heart events, where he forces the player to walk Mistel home after an injury despite the latter's objections. His words and expression seem to imply that he simply wants them to be together longer.
  • The Unseen: He periodically mentions his boyfriend, who never appears in the game.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: His hair is pink (though it's potentially dyed).

Giorgio is a gorgeous farmer-turned-model. He raises flowers and often appears in farming magazines.

  • Beautiful Dreamer: A humorous variant — according to Marian, he and Giorgio are members of the "Beautiful Dreamers Alliance."
  • Birds of a Feather: He's close with Marian, with whom he has a fair amount in common.
  • Bishōnen: When he becomes so excited that his image is surrounded by roses, he even develops a Bishie Sparkle.
  • Camp Straight: He's very flamboyant, but he mentions a fiancée to whom he refers with female pronouns.
  • Competition Freak: Comes across this way when Veronica announces the Land Conquest competition between the farmers.
  • Famed in Story: In addition to appearing on the covers of farming magazines, Giorgio has his own show. If you build the television and tune in to the Oak Tree Channel, you can sometimes catch a hint-giving episode of Giorgio's Gorgeous Farm Life.
  • Friendly Enemy: One of your four rival farmers.
  • Ill Boy: In his first scripted event, Giorgio collapses, and Marian explains that he's slightly anemic.
  • Meaningful Name: Giorgio is Italian for, well, "farmer."
  • Model Couple: He's half of one. Not only does Giorgio appear in farming magazines, but at the Fashion Fiesta events, he may mention that his fiancée is also a fashion model.
  • Pretty Boy
  • Proud Beauty: He's well aware of how attractive he is, and speaks of it often. Despite this, he's actually a Nice Guy.
  • Something About a Rose: He raises flowers, wears a rose corsage, and lives at Rosewood Farm. If he gets excited about something, the screen fills up with sparkling roses; he's basically the game's version of Tamaki.
  • Steampunk: Giorgio's farm is something like this, with propellers and other machinery being intrinsic to the design. His farming techniques seem to be more technologically advanced than the rest of Oak Tree Town, which appears more provincial by comparison.
  • The Unseen: As noted above, he has a fiancée to whom he's devoted (which is why he's not a romance option), but she's never seen in the game.
    • Walking the Earth: He mentions that she's out traveling the world, and sends him frequent gifts of unusual plants from far-off lands.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He has pale pink hair.

The friendly innkeeper, father of Melanie and Lillie.

  • Doting Parent/Good Parents: He's a Nice Guy, and devoted to his kids.
  • Missing Mom: He doesn't seem to have a wife. Most likely he's a widowed single dad, since Melanie wishes for a mother; see below.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Much like his daughters, Maurice is almost never seen with anything less than a warm, sunny smile on his face.
  • Raised by Dudes: His kids are this.
  • Sacred Hospitality: It's noted on the official wiki that he will let people stay at the inn for free if they can't afford to rent a room.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": The official Harvest Moon wiki doesn't seem to be certain whether his name is Maurice or Morris.
  • Team Dad: To a small extent, beyond his own children. Licorice, Nadi, and Kamil all rent rooms in his inn and become part of the extended family; this is especially true of Kamil, who is adored by both of Maurice's daughters.
    • Maurice also takes something of a fatherly interest in the player character, calling them "kiddo" and offering kind words of encouragement. He's particularly supportive at the town festivals, congratulating the player character on their victories and saying "you'll get 'em next time" if they don't win. He's also very appreciative, in one scripted event, of the player taking time out of their day to play with his little Melanie.

Maurice's younger daughter and Lillie's little sister.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Shares these with her sister.
  • Like Brother and Sister: She has this relationship with Kamil and Nadi.
  • The Matchmaker: Well, she wants to be. In the "Playing Cupid" event, she wants to hook her (presumably widowed) father up with one of the women in town, although she isn't sure which one. She then asks the player character about their crush, and if they admit to having one, she scuttles off to find out what that person thinks of the PC.
  • Missing Mom: In the "Playing Cupid" scripted event, Melanie expresses a desire for her dad to remarry, because "I really want a mommy."
  • Perpetual Smiler
  • Pink Is Feminine: She always wears yellow, but Melanie loves pink. If the female player character speaks to her while wearing a pink outfit, she gushes about how cute it is and that she's "a sucker for anything pink!"
  • Precocious Crush: On the male player in the official 4-koma comics.
  • Shipper on Deck: For Kamil or Nadi and a female player, or for her sister and a male player, if they're dating. In each case, the player must have strong friendship points with Melanie for the romance to proceed.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: According to Lillie, Melanie is quite mature for her age, and her sister isn't really sure where the child learns some of the things she knows.
    • In Lillie's Yellow Flower event, Melanie coaches her older sister on going on a date with the player character, and shows Lillie just how easy it is by asking the player character directly.

The town carpenter and husband of Corona.

The counter manager at the carpenter's and wife of Gunther.

  • The Face: For the carpenter's. Apparently Gunther is no good with customers, so she runs things at the front of the shop.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: At least according to Margot; see below. Corona herself never gives any indication of it, however.
  • Happily Married: To Gunther.
  • Law of Inverse Fertility: Possibly. They don't mention it themselves, but Margot thinks that Corona is jealous of her because she has a child.
  • Lethal Chef: Slightly implied if you win one of the cooking competitions. Corona says she could take lessons from you, and Gunther quietly asks you to provide them.
  • May–December Romance: According to Margot, Gunther is ten years older than Corona.
  • Nice Guy

The elderly owner of the town's general store.

  • Affectionate Nickname: Fritz calls him "Gramps."
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Some of the things he says, especially at festivals and other town events, can make him come across this way.
  • Cool Old Guy: He's always friendly and will comment that the player character is looking like farm life suits them.
  • Fishing Minigame: He's the one to present you with a fishing rod and teach you how to use it.
  • Forgetful Jones: He's quite absent-minded, probably at least partly due to age.
  • Heavy Sleeper: Implied by the fact that he apparently naps through most of the annual town concert, despite the music being quite loud.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners/Just Friends: He and Eda frequently visit each other on his days off; it seems to be implied, though not outright stated, that he was good friends with her late husband. Notably, he's the only villager present at her deathbed apart from the player, Veronica (who is there in an official capacity as much as anything else), and Marian (the attending physician). Otmar clearly takes her death very hard.
  • Nice Hat: His undersized top hat.
  • Shopkeeper: His isn't the Only Shop in Town, but it is the only place to get certain items.
  • Weekend Inventor: He may remark that he likes to tinker with different things in his spare time.

Jonas, Margot, and Lutz
Jonas runs the vendor depot (although he takes off on festival days and Sundays). He, his wife, and their son share a house in the west end of the village proper.

  • Arranged Marriage: Margot's dialogue reveals that she thought she was getting too old for marriage, so she let her family set her up with a man she'd never met (Jonas) in a town she'd never visited (Oak Tree Town). Though Margot can be harsh on Jonas, she truly cares for him, so things seem to have worked out for them.
  • Berserk Button: Margot flips out if she thinks anyone is looking down on her or her family, as poor Corona discovers one morning.
  • Bug Catching: Something both Jonas and Lutz enjoy, much to Margot's chagrin.
  • Childhood Friends: Lutz, with Melanie.
  • Education Mama: Margot.
  • Gossipy Hens: Margot comes across like this in the scripted event where she reveals assorted details about Corona.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: According to the official Harvest Moon wiki, this is why Margot acts the way she does. She has no faith in her own abilities, so she is determined that her son will be a huge success.
  • No Sense of Humor: Jonas can't recognize a joke to save his life, as demonstrated in one of the scripted events.
  • Number Two: Jonas is a member of the Guild, and effectively serves as this to Veronica; he assists her with planning town functions and bringing new vendors to the Vendor Depot.
  • Opposites Attract: The official wiki seems to imply this for Jonas and Margot. It notes that she treats Jonas harshly because she thinks he is timid and weak. Nevertheless, they love each other very dearly.
  • The Short Guy with Glasses: Lutz, although he's only short because he's a child.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: Margot and Lutz are two of the only people in town who wear them, and they're the two who are the most focused on education.

A curious little imp with magical powers. She arrives at Oak Tree Town during your first autumn and builds a house (and swamp) for herself in the forest. Returning character — sort of — from Harvest Moon: Sunshine Islands.

  • Animal Motif: Witchie loves frogs. She has them all over the inside of her house, and also wields a frog staff.
  • Badass Adorable: Well, she's definitely adorable, and the presence of her magic suggests that she certainly could be badass if the situation required it.
  • Cute Witch
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: She's initially angry that Dessie has moved into her house while she was away. However, after hearing how cute Dessie thinks it is and how much Dessie respects her power, she mellows considerably, and graciously invites Dessie to live in the lake beside the house. They seem to become good friends after that.
  • Dub Name Change: In Harvest Moon: Sunshine Islands, she was called Witchkins. In this game, however, she's called Witchie. The trope is subverted in that both names are an acceptable way to translate her Japanese name Majo-chama (as opposed to the Witch Princess's Majo-sama).
  • Expy: Of the Witch Princess of previous games.
  • Horned Hairdo
  • Magical Girl
  • Mundane Utility: She's first seen using her magic to move trees out of her way and construct a house.
  • Solitary Sorceress: She invokes this trope by setting up her house in the forest, away from everybody else.
  • Spin-Offspring: Witchie is not only the Witch Princess's expy, but also her niece.
    • Feuding Families: For this reason, she hates Dessie on principle — Dessie is the Witch Princess's arch-nemesis, in Witchie's own words. Subverted when the sprites explain that this is a different Dessie; she calms down, slightly.

Dessie and the Harvest Sprites
The local deity and the sprites who serve her. Dessie aids the player character and her sprites inspect the crops to make sure all is in order. With the exception of the player character, and later Witchie, they are completely invisible to everyone in Oak Tree Town. The sprites appear briefly when the player is exploring the public farmlands for the first time, and Dessie herself arrives on the first day of year 2.

  • Abandoned Area: The sprites mistake Witchie's swamp for this, and while Witchie is away asking the player character for help, Dessie moves into the "abandoned" house.
  • Big Eater: Mora is always hungry.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: The sprites can be told apart from each other by the color of their outfits. Flik wears red, Gusto wears blue, Pepita wears pink, Mora wears orange, and Torque wears purple.
  • "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune: Whenever you toss an offering into Dessie's lake, she appears and sings a theme song for herself. She explains that she's trying out several different tunes to see which one she likes best.
  • Fun Size: In personality, the sprites all bear strong resemblance to one of the villagers. Flik is cheerful and energetic like Melanie; Pepita shares Raeger's love of cooking; Gusto is hardworking and appears irritable like Nadi; Torque wears glasses and has a facial expression very similar to Margot's, and shares her commitment to education; and Mora has an appetite like Fritz's.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Dessie's green hair is tied in two braids.
  • Guide Dang It!: Dessie wants offerings dropped into the lake (she periodically rewards you for them, and there's a trophy you receive for giving her 500), but it can be incredibly frustrating to find the items that won't prompt her to say she doesn't like them.
  • The Leader: Flik is the chief sprite.
  • Legacy Character: The sprites state that Dessie is not the same Harvest Goddess from previous titles; this Dessie only became a goddess very recently and is rather small.
  • Neat Freak: Flik's job is to make sure everything is tidy.
  • Perpetual Frowner: Gusto, the launderer, is actually very friendly, but for some reason he always looks like a Grumpy Bear.
  • Perpetual Smiler: By contrast, Flik is this.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: Torque, Dessie's tutor, is a bespectacled sprite.
  • Through His Stomach: Pepita is Dessie's chef.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: All of them have green hair.


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