Throughout The Sims Series there are premade Sims ready made for the cruel/benevolent Sim god to decide their fate. This page is dedicated to them as their current state is before your untimely intervention on their lives for good or for ill.
- To see families introduced in the original Sims click here.
- To see families introduced in The Sims 2 click here.
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The Sims 3
The Goth FamilyMortimer Goth appears here as a child, living with his middle-aged parents, Gunther and Cornelia, and a whole lot of ghosts.
- Adaptational Attractiveness: Gunther and Cornelia. Understandable, since before 3 they were either elderly, or dead and elderly.
- Continuity Snarl: Gunther and Cornelia are way older here, than originally thought, barely a week away from becoming elders. For reference, in The Sims 1, twenty-five years later they only appeared somewhat elderly, and if memories in The Sims 2 are to be believed, they lived pretty much until right before the start of the game, a full fifty years later.
- Also, the previous games mentioned they came from the "Old Country", recently enough that Mortimer was born there. Here it's stated that they founded Sunset Valley, a pretty decently sized town, which, in order to line up with the previous games would mean they did that in only a few in-game days (Children age up way faster).
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Gunther's sister Frida is nowhere to be found this time around.
- Averted, however when Frida reappears with her uncle Samuel in Moonlight Falls from The Sims 3: Supernatural.
- Childhood Friend Romance: Mortimer and Bella Bachelor are best friends in-game. Canonically, they get married in adulthood.
- Cute Ghost Girl: Lolita Goth, who's buried in the graveyard at the back of the house. Unlike the other ghosts in the house, who are all parents and grandparents of Gunther and Cornelia, her exact connection to the family is unclear. She's also a young adult, while all the other ghosts are elders, and is indeed very cute-looking. Fanon often regards her as Gunther's first wife and The Lost Lenore, which might in turn account for his poor relationship with his wife (see below).
- Generation Xerox: It's shown that Mortimer, just like his son Alexander was born to old, already well-established parents.
- Goths Have It Hard: Puns aside, they all seem to have the Grumpy trait, which puts them in a consistently foul mood, even with the massive fortune and the huge mansion
- Dead Sparks: Gunther and Cornelia are married and have a high enough relationship to count as friends, but aren't close enough to WooHoo or even engage in some lower-scoring romantic interactions, and it will take some time for the player to raise their relationship score high enough. (This isn't helped one bit by Cornelia's Unflirty trait, which basically makes it extremely difficult to get her into any kind of romantic STC.) They even appear to have separate bedrooms.
- Goth: It shows a lot more in this game with dark purple top hats, long dresses with a black and white shirt and a ton of eyeliner.
- Guyliner: For Gunther, though it's understandable why he has it considering his gothic hair and clothes.
- Older Than They Look: Gunther and Cornelia are middle-aged yet looks like twenty-years old when it comes to their faces.
- Perky Goth: Though at a lower level. Gunther, Mortimer and Cornelia are all friendly but also gloomy and a bit grumpy.
- Spin-Off Babies: Mortimer, one of the most popular characters in the series, appeared as a grown man with a wife and child in The Sims and an elderly widower in The Sims 2. In this prequel, he's an elementary school kid, alongside his future wife and a few of their adulthood acquaintances.
The Bachelor FamilyThe future Mrs Bella Goth appears here as a child, alongside her parents and teenage brother, Michael.
- Childhood Friend Romance: Bella and Mortimer Goth are best friends in-game, and canonically will get married when they reach adulthood.
- Lovable Jock: While Michael certainly is a jock, he is still quite a nice guy.
- Perky Goth: Bella's bedroom decor hints at her interest in the gothic (foreshadowing her future marriage to Mortimer), but her outfits are all brightly coloured pinks and reds, and she's a very cheery and popular little girl.
- Retcon: Previous games had hinted that Bella's family were somewhat supernatural, with the Bustin' Out spin-off from the first game outright stating that her ancestors were all "occultists, mystics and decadents", and the Makin' Magic expansion to the PC original all but stating she's a witch. In this game, they're an extremely vanilla middle-class family, the only concession being Bella's bedroom decorated with gothic wallpaper and bedspread.
- Spin-Off Babies: Bella is a child in this prequel, which can be considered a bit of a Fan Disservice considering her iconic status as a sexy, mysterious adult woman in most of the other games.
- Michael might also count, though he's a teen and his time-line in the series is much less clear than Bella's, with his The Sims 1 appearance only in his early twenties, despite the nominal 25-year time-skip. Fanon often gets around this by considering the TS1 Michael the son of the TS2/3 Michael(s), which would put this trope into effect for him as well.
The Langerak FamilyAn up-and-coming middle class family consisting of workaholic mother Iliana, stay-at-home dad Dustin, teenage son and aspiring ladies' man Parker, and Legacy Character and compulsively neat daughter Kaylynn. Rounding off the family is Zelda Mae, Iliana's plant-obsessed younger sister.
- Ascended Extra: Kaylynn Langerak was an NPC maid with a minor story role in Pleasantview in The Sims 2. In the prequel, she's a playable character with an extended family in tow consisting of parents, older brother and maternal aunt.
- Continuity Snarl: Kaylynn appears in 2 as a young woman, probably not more than forty-ish at the outside story-wise, yet is older than Mortimer Goth in this game, who is elderly in 2.
- Sibling Triangle: Many players have noted the tendency of Dustin and Zelda to roll wants to flirt with each other, despite being siblings-in-law. This, coupled with Dustin and Iliana's reatively low starting relationship score, can easily become a full-blown example of this trope.
- Sibling Yin-Yang/Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Zelda and Iliana, respectively. They even look disparate, with Zelda having long, loose blonde hair and dressing in loud prints, while Iliana has black hair in a tight bun and dresses very conservatively in pale suits. Kaylynn and Parker also. While Kaylynn loves to clean and later becomes a maid, Parker is the slob responsible for most messes Kaylynn cleans up.
- Two First Names: Zelda Mae. "Mae" is actually her surname, and presumably Iliana's maiden name as well. Even the creators sometimes forget and refer to her as "Zelda Mae Langerak" by mistake.
The Alto FamilyA less than decent set of rich parents and a kind-hearted daughter.
- Abusive Parents: Due to their personalities, Nick and Vita are prone to insulting their daughter.
- The Big Guy: Not only is Nick fat, he is also extremely muscular, making him one of the largest Sims in the game.
- Black Sheep: Holly's the only decent one in the family.
- Card-Carrying Villain: Vita has Evil as one of her traits.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: Nick certainly isn't the most honorable businessman in town.
- Corrupt Politician: Vita is one.
- Expy: Of The Sopranos. Especially name-wise.
- Fat Bastard: Nick is fat, and he is certainly not nice.
- It Runs in the Family: Averted; Holly looks nothing like her parents, has completely different goals and a very different personality.
- Nouveau Riche: In contrast to the fairly well-adjusted "old money" Goth and Landgraab dynasties, they are definitely this. They check basically every bad rich people stereotype, including gaudy and unnecessary decorations.
- Villain with Good Publicity: The Altos have a surprisingly good reputation considering their motives and personalities.
- Wacky Parent, Serious Child: While Nick and Vita has spent huge amounts of money on flashy and pointless stuff, Holly dresses, acts and even has her room decorated as any suburban teenage girl.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Nick is aquaphobic, and will loudly complain if made to have a bath.
The Landgraab FamilyA wealthy family consisting of the friendly doctor Geoffrey, his socialite wife Nancy and their little son Malcolm.
- Adaptation Personality Change: In contrast to basically every game before (and since), the Landgraabs here are generally friendly and down-to-earth, in contrast to the Altos.
- Continuity Snarl: The Landgraab family really has no set continuity. Neither the names, town or ages match up with the Sims 2 Landgraab family. They certainly don't line up with the console installments, where Malcolm is an evil adult with two grown children, instead of a sweet, fairly normal kid.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: Averted with Malcolm in this installment. Since he first appears here as an unassuming child, it would initially appear that he would undergo a (possibly player-induced) Start of Darkness that would make him the Corrupt Corporate Executive seen in The Sims: Bustin' Out. However, Malcolm here has the "Good" trait, making it impossible for him to truly follow the path of evil. This is reinforced in the console-exclusive Moonlight Bay neighborhood, where he's fully grown, and has left the family business to become a local representative for the neighborhood. His Sims 4 incarnation brings his personality closer to that of Bustin' Out, making him out to be a Card-Carrying Villain that aspires to be the "Public Enemy".
- Missing Mom: Since Nancy's mother died as a young adult, it can be assumed that she died early in Nancy's life.
- Took the Wife's Name: Geoffrey took Nancy Landgraab's name when they married because the Landgraabs are old-money aristocrats who helped build the town.
- Turn Out Like His Father: It is often suggested that Malcolm aspires to follow his father into the medical business.
- Uncanny Family Resemblance: Nancy and her mother have similar clothes and hairstyles, suggesting that Nancy may dress the way she does to honor her mother.
- Wacky Parent, Serious Child: Geoffrey is a bit of a joker, while Malcolm is a bit more serious and introverted.
- Younger Than They Look: Geoffrey looks quite young except for his old-timey suit.
The Alvi FamilyA poorer family consisting of single dad Iqbal and his two sons, VJ and Miraj.
- Ambiguously Brown: They seem to be non-specifically Arab in heritage.
- Big Ol' Unibrow: Iqbal has one,
- Jerkass: VJ, especially where his old man is concerned.
- Missing Mom: Exactly what happened to Mrs. Alvi, if Iqbal was ever married, isn't said, but she's not around anymore.
The Andrews FamilyA middle class married couple. Sensitive reporter Victoria does all the work while her husband Beau stays at home.
- Expy: Of the Newbie family.
- I Coulda Been a Contender!: Beau Andrews wanted to be an athlete, but when the game start is just lazing about the house.
- Jerkass: Beau's Lifetime Desire? Gold Digger. He may love his wife, but he'd have no problems if she died either.
The Bunch FamilyThe largest family in Sunset Valley, consisting of Jack and Judy, and their children Ethan, Lisa, Arlo and Darlene
- The Ace: Ethan seems to be this as he is a top student in school, and is very popular among the local teenagers.
- Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: Arlo seems to have a major case of this, since his bio refers to him as a superduperextremehyperactive ball of energy.
- Born Unlucky: Darlene has the 'Unlucky' trait
- Dye Hard: In-universe. Strongly suggested with Judy, who has blonde roots in her hair, matching the purely blonde hair of her children.
- Formerly Fit: According to Judy's biography she used to be thin until her stressful job, as well as being a mother of four took its toll on her eating and exercise habits.
- Massive Numbered Siblings: Jack and Judy have four kids, with Judy's lifetime wish being to raise five.
- The Smart Guy: Ethan is the only one of the Bunch children pre-assigned the Genius trait.
The Clavell FamilyConsists of the retired couple Buster and Bessie, and their mooching criminal son Xander
- The Casanova: Xander's initial Lifetime Wish is to be the boyfriend of ten different Sims.
- Elegant Classical Musician: Bessie used to be one, before she retired.
- Taking Advantage of Generosity: Bessie's bio says this has happened to her in the past. This probably has something to do with Xander's mooching tendencies.
The FriosBrothers Jared and Conner Frio, who have very different problems. Jared is a jerk to everyone, and Conner refuses to socialize with anyone.
- The Aloner: Conner is Good, but he's also a Loner, believing that people will try and change him.
- The Casanova: Jared has already had a relationship with Claire Ursine that went badly. If left to his own devices, he tends to wind up repeating this with someone else.
- Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: Jared. Strangely, his bio says he doesn't have the drive or ambition to become a great chef, despite that being his Lifetime Wish.
- Jerkass: Jared is mean-spirited and inappropriate. Never a good combination.
- Loners Are Freaks: Averted, Connor seems much more friendly and well-adjusted than his outgoing brother.
- Parental Abandonment: It's not even certain that he's aware of his soon to be born child.
- Pet the Dog: Despite his mean-spirited personality, Jared doesn't try to change Connor, and seems to accept him for who he is.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: Jared's outgoing, but completely awful to everybody around him, Connor's a shut-in, but also a genuinely nice guy.
The Hart FamilyTown nutjobs Gus and Dorie Hart, and their long-suffering teenaged daughter Bebe
- Not So Above It All: According to Bebe's bio, both she and the town are worried she's going to turn out like this.
- Wacky Parent, Serious Child: Poor Bebe is stuck with both her parents being both childish and insane.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Bebe is a technophobe, and will freak out near a television.
- Women Are Wiser: Utterly averted with Dorie, who's considered to be far stranger than her husband. Player straight with Bebe, at least.
Gobias KoffiA self-absorbed middle-aged spinster.
- Ambiguously Gay: Gobias is heavily implied to be gay. The same goes for his late father, the Punnily Named Gaylord.
- Expy: For Tobias from Arrested Development. He even looks a hell of a lot like the actor David Cross.
- Narcissist: His house is full of unnecessary mirrors. You do the guessing.
Claire UrsineA quiet, unassuming angler that resides on the beach.
- Animal Motifs: She's a hefty angler whose favorite meal is salmon, just like a grizzly bear before hibernation. She also gives birth to a baby girl, testing whether or not she can raise her like a mother bear.
- Difficulty Spike: First-time players will likely choose to play as this Sim, expecting it to be an event-less routine of fishing and going to work. Then she becomes a single parent, which tests the player's time management capabilities as they juggle work with parenting.
- Family Versus Career: Claire's obligation to raise her child to a successful adulthood interferes with her Lifetime Wish of becoming a master thief, especially with default aging settings enabled.
- Foreshadowing: Claire's waistline, nauseousness and ex-boyfriend in the relationships tab hint that she is pregnant.
- Mama Bear: Averted; even though she's a mother whose Animal Motif is a bear, there are no situations that can arise that will evoke this trope.
- Outdoorsy Gal: She loves the outdoors. As opposed to interacting with neighbors, she would rather be fishing and gardening.
- Walking Spoiler: The baby she's pregnant with.
Jamie JolinaJamie Jolina is as intelligent as she is beautiful. Can she prove to the world that the two traits can coexist?
The Keaton FamilyAvid outdoorsy Sims, Marty and Justine Keaton both have active careers and active hobbies. What effect will the impending arrival of their first child have on their lifestyle?
Erin KennedyErin Kennedy is a long-term military woman who was recently transferred to town. Making friends has always been difficult for her, and she worried that things might be the same in this town. Will her fears come true?
- The Squadette: Being as she is a long-term military person.
Roomies HouseholdCan five young adults from five different backgrounds really stand living together in a single house? Just about every personality is represented in this wacky household...but who is the exceedingly plain guy who doesnt socialize with others? And how did he manage to get his own room?
- The Aloner: Stiles McGraw and Blair Wainwright both have the Loner trait.
- Big Fun: Emma Hatch is good natured and friendly.
- Online Alias/Only Known by Their Nickname: Cycl0n3 Sw0rd (his real name is never given) only ever goes by his online computer alias.
- Ridiculously Average Guy: Stiles is described as being a mystery to his roommates because he's so average.
Sekemoto FamilyYumi Sekemoto has recently moved in with her son, Leighton, to help him raise his toddler, Sam.
- Missing Mom: The exact whereabouts of Sam's mother are unknown.
Single Moms HouseholdFiona McIrish is used to living alone with her teenage daughter, River. But when Fionas best friend needed a place to live with her own young daughter, Fiona readily invited the two to live in her home. Will Molly be the perfect housemate or Fionas biggest regret?
- Disappeared Dad: Neither River or Sandi's dad are in the game files, with no mentions of their whereabouts.
- Intrepid Reporter: Fiona starts off in the journalism career.
Christopher SteelChristopher Steel is lucky by nature. Things have always come easily for him, which is starting to get boring. Now that hes in a brand new town with no friends or job, how will he fare?
- The Generic Guy: He's just a guy, no drama or conflicts to speak of.
Wainwright FamilySusan and Boyd are techno geniuses who spend all of their available time with electronics. When their daughter, Blair, was a child, they bought every toy she asked for in the hopes that she would amuse herself and give them more free time for their hobbies. Now that Blair has moved out on her own, the Wainwrights are thinking of converting her old room for their next big project... (Blair lives in the Roomies household)
- Insufferable Genius: Susan is both a genius and a snob. On the plus side, this makes her particularly easy to befriend, since flattering her genius gives a massive friendship boost.
- The Smart Guy: They're this to the other Sunset Valley premades in general. Susan expecially.
- Boyd has shades of The Lancer towards Gunther.
- Older Than They Look: Boyd's white hair aside, they don't really look old enough to have a grown up daughter, and in fact sometimes they barely look older than her.
- Absurdly Youthful Mother: Susan and Boyd barely look older than Blair, until they age up to Elder that is.
- Snobs Versus Slobs: Despite both being science nerds, Susan is much more classy and refined, while Boyd is much wilder and messier.
Wan-Goddard FamilyPauline and Hank are certain that they will be 2-gether 4-ever because they have so much in common: parties, the beach, and music. The only question is whether they can maintain their lifestyle.
- Commitment Issues: Both Pauline and Hank have the trait, meaning their relationship starts off strained.
Wolff FamilyBoth the arts and having children are very important to Morgana Wolff, but she has just learned that her new husband, Thornton, actively dislikes both. Oops. Can these newlyweds save their young marriage? Should they even try?
Working Friends HouseholdFour women trying to make their way in the world have come together to share this house. Madison and Monica are best friends forever, Tori is a best-friend wannabe, and Ayesha is the tomboy who couldnt care less.
- Punch-Clock Villain: Ayesha starts off in the Criminal career, but lacks the evil trait, or the desire to reach the top of the career path.
Agnes CrumplebottomAgnes Crumplebottom hadnt even changed her last name to her husbands when an unfortunate accident on her honeymoon ended their marriage. Between her growing bitterness and her husbands ghost scaring away gentlemen callers, only the bravest Sim would ever even try to win her heart and fortune now.
- Start of Darkness: Agnes is, in fact, the same dreaded Miss Crumplebottom from Hot Date in the original games. The trope has been downplayed as she becomes more of a nuisance than anything, but the point still stands.
- The Lost Lenore: Agnes' dead husband, Erik, is this this for her.
- Widow Woman: Recently widowed, and dressed like a 1940's war widow to boot.
- Decoy Protagonist/Lady Not-Appearing-in-This-Game: A dozen or so fully fleshed-out characters - such as Brianna, Liam O'Dourke and Kim Kent - were introduced as the denizens of Sunset Valley in the year or so leading up to the game's release and were quite popular. Fans were surprised, to say the least, when none of those promotional characters actually turned up in the game (though three were made into an official download and one was eventually included in a DLC town). Despite this, they all appear on the cover art of the base game, along with a few characters who actually did make it into the game.
The Newbie FamilyLegacy Character Bob Newbie and his parents, Robert "Bob" Sr. and Mags.
- Adaptational Attractiveness: Both Bob, who is most famous for being a bald overweight guy in greasy clothing, and his father Robert are fairly attractive in this game.
- High-School Sweethearts: It's revealed that Bob and Betty Simovitch were this, first meeting in high school shortly after Bob's family moved to town.
- Romantic False Lead: Promotional videos for the Riverview download showed Bob making out with another girl while Betty looked on and cried quietly. Since canonically they end up getting married, the other girl is generally regarded to be this trope for Bob.note
- Bookworm: Bob is implied to be one.
- Jock Dad, Nerd Son: While Robert isn't a jock and Bob isn't overly nerdy, it is stated that Robert wishes for Bob to join him in fishing instead of spending all his time inside, reading.
The Simovitch FamilyLegacy Character Betty Simovitch (the future Mrs Newbie) and her parents, Vadim and Fatima.
- Ambiguously Brown: Vadim's skin color is just short of the black skintone.
- High-School Sweethearts: Betty and Bob Newbie, her canonical future husband, are revealed to have met in high school shortly after Bob's family moved to town.
- Stage Mom: Fatima is one to Betty, encouraging her to practice her guitar all the time and seek out opportunities for fame instead of pursuing her romance with Bob.
The Broke FamilyOne of the biggest households in the game, the Broke family consists of Flat and Flo; their young adult daughter, Ruby; their much younger son, Skip, still in elementary school; Flat's widowed brother, Buck; and Buck's two children, Trigger and Susie.
- Absurdly Elderly Mother: Skip's just a child while his parents are elderly.
- Absurdly Youthful Mother: To complicate things further, Skip's uncle Buck is a young adult (closer in age to his niece) with a teenage son and a young daughter.
- Black Sheep: Skip is the only living member of the family who lacks either the Slob or Party Animal traits.
- Continuity Snarl: One of the worst offenders in the game. Skip Broke, who canonically becomes the husband of Brandi Newbie, is here only a few years younger than her parents, who are teenagers in the same town and nowhere near starting a family together; furthermore, The Sims 2 gave no indication that Skip and Brandi were involved in a MayDecember Romance, and they were implied to be the same age. However, it's worth noting that the Riverview creator blog hints that this was done deliberately, although why that's the case is never explained. There's also the minor problem of the fact that Skip's parents (who are already elders) don't look anything like they did when they died before The Sims 2, and Ruby, Buck, Trigger and Susie aren't mentioned anywhere.
- Fat Slob: A fair few Brokes are overweight, and the family as a whole seems to be a messy bunch.
- Happily Married: Flat and Flo are a surprisingly happy couple given their financial circumstances.
- Legacy Character: Skip Broke was Brandi's deceased husband in The Sims 2, and grew very popular due to the mystery surrounding his death. Flat and Flo both appeared in their son and grandsons' family trees. The other four members of the family are new in 3, however.
- Meaningful Name: The family have seven mouths to feed and next to no money when you first play them. However, since all four adults at least have part-time jobs (and it's possible for Trigger, who's a teen, to get another), it's not actually hard to have them get by in-game.
- Missing Mom: Mary Lu's death is why Buck and his kids moved in with the family.
- Punny Name: Flat Broke speaks for itself; Flo Broke is probably a pun on "cash flow"; Buck refers to the slang term for a dollar.
- The creator blog implies that "Skip" may also carry a double meaning - fan theories include this being a reference to the time-travel story-line set up in Riverview and Skip's possible involvement in it, or to a game-play tactic that will allow Brandi to "skip" quickly through several birthdays to reach the same age as her future husband.
Don LotharioYes, that Don Lothario. His appearance in Riverview is unusual to say the least, considering that he's the same age as he was in The Sims 2 and so, canonically, shouldn't even have been born yet.
- The Casanova: Gets sent back in time and picks straight up where he left off. His lifetime wish is "The Heartbreaker".
- Our Time Travel Is Different: Don remembers going back in time as nothing more than "a flash of bright light, a lot of women laughing", and then waking up somewhere else entirely. Since Don himself has no idea how he was sent back, this is all the elaboration we get.
- Runaway Groom: Don's cold feet about his upcoming wedding are believed to have been the reason he was sent back in time. It's (probably deliberately) left ambiguous as to whether this happens immediately after the start of 2 (when he's known to leave Cassandra at the altar if the player doesn't intervene), or whether some time has passed and it's a different fiancee he's abandoned this time.
- Time Travel: Riverview!Don is the originator of the time-travel story-line that came up now and again over the course of The Sims 3. The Ambitions and Into the Future EP's dealt with it further.
- Trapped in the Past: Riverview is set 50 years before Pleasantview. Since Don was sent back in time against his will, he has no way of getting back to his own time.
- Woman Scorned: It's heavily implied that at least two of Don's exes were involved in his involuntary trip back in time. Since the women whose affections he toyed with in 2 included quarter-alien hybrid twins, a (probable) witch, and a wealthy scientist, it's not hard to see how they might have scraped together the resources to pull off this sort of plot.
Jones FamilyA young couple that inherited a house in Riverview, that turned out to be haunted by the ghosts of their relatives.
- Cute Ghost Girl: Kirsten Remington, Hannah's deceased cousin.
- Death of a Child: Teenaged Cody and elementary-school-aged Kirsten are dead as well.
- Missing Mom: Hannah's mother Lydia is dead and haunts the lot, she also died as an adult, meaning that she either had Hannah very early, or died when she was a teen.
Hunter CottoneyeA crazed, mean spirited conspiracy theorist who has took up residence in a bunker.
- Conspiracy Theorist: It has gone so far that he has moved to a remote bunker and has no friends or accquaintances.
- Cool Car: He drives a green-camoed pick-up.
- Cool Shades: He may be insane and violent, but he wears cool sunglasses.
- Crazy Survivalist: According to his traits, he's an insane and misanthropist jerk. He has no family or acquaintances in the neighborhood. He's fully dressed in camo. And, as previously stated, he lives alone in a freaking bunker.
- Perma-Stubble: Wears one, fitting his "rugged and badass survivalist" persona. His facial hair are a bit longer on mustache and chin areas.
Constance ShelleyA quiet journalist living on her own in a fancy house.
- Artificial Stupidity: As a result of the game's AI pathfinding (less doors to cross equals shorter way) combined with her house's layout, if she's in her kitchen, her Ai's routine to go to work consists in leaving the house through a backdoor, then going all the way back to the entrance while walking along the garden's fence (outside of the garden), which only requires to use a single door; of course, the reverse happens if she's ordered to do something in the kitchen while she's outside. There's a much more logical path in an almost straight line, but it requires to go through three doors instead a single one (kitchen to living room, then entrance door, then a gate in the fence).
- Gameplay and Story Segregation: Her biography states she's not interested in having a social life or finding love, but she doesn't have any trait (Loner/Shy, Unflirty) reflecting it.
- Hot Librarian: A bookworm dressed in a long skirt, a long-sleeved shirt, and sporting big glasses and a bun. Though she's not a librariannote but she starts as a journalist, while aspiring to be a writer.
- The Klutz: Has the Clumsy and Absent-Minded traits.
- Pink Means Feminine: In her stats, pink is her favorite colour. Her everyday clothes consists in a striped pink-and-white long-sleeved shirt with a pink long skirt.
- Shout-Out: Her name refers to Percy Bysshe Shelley and his poem "To Constantia, Singing". Both are writers.
- Super OCD: Having the Neurotic trait, she occasionnaly has various compulsions, like checking if the oven is turned off, cleaning various objects, etc.
The Curious Family
- Absurdly Youthful Mother: If Twinbrook takes place 50 years before The Sims 2 like Sunset Valley, that is. Not only is he in that game dead, probably from old age, but his son is too, and his oldest grandchild is mere days from becoming an elder herself.
- Black Sheep: Bunny's more interested in music and art than science.
- Dead Sparks: Marshall and Cherish have a fairly low starting relationship.
- Death from Above: Steward Curious, from a meteor. The only pre-made Sim to do so.
- Race Lift: Notzo is black in this game, when he was medium skinned in The Sims 2.
- Punny Name: Notzo Curious
- Mad Scientist: Marshall's not really mad in the traditional sense, but since he's got both the Neurotic and Grumpy traits, his mood is constantly shifting.
- Legacy Character: Notzo Curious was the grandfather of the Curious Brothers and Jenny Smith in The Sims 2. The characters' popularity led to him being included in the sequel.
- You Don't Look Like You: Aged-up Notzo Curious looks nothing like he did in The Sims 2. Granted, you couldn't actually play as him there, but huge details like facial structure, skin color and eye color are completely different.
The Whelohff Family
- Absurdly Youthful Mother: If Twinbrook takes place 50 years before The Sims 2 like Sunset Valley, that is. Not only is Zo in that game dead, probably from old age, but her son is too, and her oldest grandchild is mere days from becoming an elder herself.
- Legacy Character: Zo Curious was the grandmother of Jenny Smith and the Curious brothers in 2.
The Bayless FamilyA family of militray-clad survivalists living in the swamplands of Twinbrook.
- Distinguishing Mark: Skeet has unusually large ears, that can even be seen through his long hair.
- Noodle Incident: Tay is stated to have found his dislike of education after a spat over apostrphes in kindergarden.
- In the Blood: All four family members have the 'Angler' and 'Loves the Outdoors' traits.
- Tangled Family Tree: Gwayne's biography describes her family lineage as "murky" and that anyone who ever tried to track it down only went in circles.
The Racket Family
- Big, Screwed-Up Family: As expected with a family much like the Mafia.
- Creepy Uncle: Bill. He has the Inappropriate trait, likes Kids music, and is in love with a much younger woman. His nephew also hates him, leading to some disturbing implications between the two.
- Casanova Wannabe: Shark's traits have him come off as this.
- Evil Matriarch: Marigold.
- Gold Digger: Silver's personal bio implies she only married Dennis for his money.
- Also, Bill is dating a wealthy younger woman, and he has the Gold Digger lifetime wish.
- Sibling Rivalry: Shark and Lolly are enemies. It looks to be the same for their father and uncles, as well.
- Sticky Fingers: Max and Dennis both have the 'Kleptomaniac' trait.
- Kavorka Man: Despite being inappropriate and a bit creepy, Bill has managed to land an attractive and wealthy girlfriend.
- Mafia Princess: Lolly is implied to be this.
- The Mafia: The family seems to be based on one.
- Punny Name: Dennis Racket sounds a lot like "tennis racket".
- There is a deceased Sim named S. Windle Racket.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Both the family bio and Shark's personal bio imply both teenagers are this.
- White Sheep: Dudley. And the family's bio states Lolly may become one, too. This is up to the player, however.
The Roommates Household
- Ambiguously Gay: Despite the description of them as roommates literally appearing in their household name, Blaise and Alma share a bedroom with twin beds pushed side-by-side to look like a double at first. There's also the fact that their info panel speculates that living together will cause them to learn something "unexpected" about themselves. Considering they were introduced before The Sims got braver about adding explicitly LGBTQ+ characters, it's entirely possible this was meant to deliberately nudge the player towards hooking them up.
- Expy: Blaise and Alma respectively share a faint physical resemblance to Chris and Melissa Roomies from the original The Sims. Their ambiguous romantic connection could also be seen as a reference, since limitations in The Sims engine would occasionally treat Chris and Melissa as a married couple even if you kept them platonic. Their personalities, career ambitions, and fashion choices are all quite different, however.
- Gender-Blender Name: "Blaise" is historically a masculine name, though modern usage does tend to treat it as more unisex.
- The Pig-Pen: Due to both women having the Slob trait, their house (and indeed they themselves) can very quickly become disgusting if the player doesn't intervene and take steps to keep on top of it.
- Tomboy: Blaise is a classic example: she's heavily tattooed, dresses in a white wife-beater and ripped jean shorts, is a slob who loves to be active and court danger, has a Gender-Blender Name and dreams of becoming a firefighter. Alma is slightly more feminine on the surface dressing more neutrally, favouring books over sports, and pursuing a career as a teacher but she's just as extremely messy as Blaise, and very lazy to boot, making her perhaps more like The Lad-ette.
- Crosses over into Butch Lesbian territory if you choose to follow the not-so-subtle hints to hook them up with each other.
Angelista FamilyWould-be celebrity Lala Angelista, and her film star daughter Tiara. The two masquerade as sisters while enjoying the celebrity high-life.
- Older Than They Look: Lala, despite being an adult, passes as a young adult with Tiara.
Art Central Household
Big Bling HouseholdAn odd household of grouchy music star Tom Wordy, his would-be girlfriend Sugar Bijou, wanna-be star Lil Bling, and Tom's bodyguard Big Hartley.
Drama on TV HouseholdParticipants in the popular TV show "Little Celebrity", now in its seventeenth season, consisting of Apollo Bloom, Katelyn Missoni, Matty Crew, small-time politician Kirby Wise, amateur musician Suzy Strummer, and vampire cop William Fangman.
- Sleeves Are for Wimps: William's default outfit forgoes sleeves, showing off his muscly arms.
- Token Heroic Orc: William Fangman is one of the few vampires in Bridgeport to neither be a criminal or evil, instead working as a cop.
Matthew HammingThe most successful actor in Bridgeport, Matthew's looking for that certain someone, to no avail.
Hemlock familyHippie Vampires Wogan and Morrigan, and their child Belisama
Jones FamilyHappily married Johnny and Diana have no complaints with their life
King FamilyTV comedian Johanna King, and her perfectly behaved daughter Lisa
Littler FamilyOne of the larger families in Bridgeport, if not the most popular. Workaholic mom Renee spoils her child, while Reuben grows jealous of his wife's success, as he cheats on her with their housekeeper, Odine Perry.
- Jerkass: Reuben, aside from being a grouchy jerk who can't go on with anyone, abandoned Lala Angelista years ago, and is now cheating on his wife.
Polly MaloneyOne of the last of the formerly successful Maloney family, Polly has fallen on hard times, residing in the dingy basement of a building, which is putting a dent in her desires to make friends.
Mixture of Good and Bad HouseholdThree ladies five minutes away from tearing each other's throats out, and their vampire roommate, who's content to sit back and wait.
Old and New Glam HouseholdFamed movie director Alan Stanley, and his temperamental bombshell of a girlfriend, Emmy Star.
- Punny Name: Emmy, who is in the movie industry.
- Sitcom Archnemesis: Emmy starts the game off disliking Tiara Angelista.
Pala HouseholdEnterprising businesswoman and low level celebrity Katarina Pala, and her niece, Hannah Smythe. Katarine is trying to get her niece to get into business, rather than breaking into show business.
Romeo RakeRomeo Rake may look like your ordinary, average, goodlooking person, but in secret he's also a secret agent
Elvira SlayerOne of the older generations of vampire in Bridgeport, Elvira's position might well be underminded by the newcomers on the scene.
- Affably Evil: Elvira's traits include evil and charismatic
- Boobs of Steel: Elvira is generously endowed, and has a tremendous physique.
- Card-Carrying Villain: Her starting wish is to wind up as the Empress of Evil
- Hospital Hottie: She starts off in the Medicine career
Talon and Striker HouseholdFeared vampire Jessica Talon, and her better half, Rafeal Striker, distant brother of Richie Striker.
Tenderlove HouseholdRoomies Barrie Tenderlove, Jun Wu and Ace Wild, all of whom want to rule the Bridgeport night scene.
The Caliente Household
- Continuity Nod: Dina's biography references Pleasantview, which also confirms that Barnacle Bay is set after The Sims 2
- Continuity Snarl: It appears that EA switched around the sisters' personalities, making Nina the gold digger and Dina the romantic one.
- Gold Digger: Nina this time instead of Dina.
The GilsCarbo Family
The Monty FamilyOne of the feuding families in The Sims 2's Veronaville. This time there's two households, one featuring a young Patrizio and Isabella Monty, their children Antonio and Bianca and the other one being comprised of Patrizio's late father Valentine (in ghost form) and his mother Silvia.
- Adaptation Personality Change: Patrizio in The Sims 2 was a cook, and supposedly a llama rancher, while Patrizio here is a highly paid doctor with the Genius trait.
- Adaptational Attractiveness: Patrizio and Isabella are much, much more attractive in this iteration, even when they get to the Elder life stage.
- Continuity Nod: Their entire existence is a nod to Veronaville, and their bio makes sure to mention their future feud with the Capps.
- Continuity Snarl: Oh boy, there are plenty.
- Neither Patrizio nor Isabella work with food, not to mention their personalities being completely different.
- Bianca is the oldest child, with Antonio being a toddler and Romeo & Mercutio's father Claudio being unborn at the start of the game. In 2, Bianca is the youngest child, while Antonio and Claudio seemed to be around the same age, which is old enough for one of them to have two teenage sons.
- The Sims 2 made it very clear that Consort and Patrizio met, became friends and then enemies as young men. Since the Capps don't appear in Monte Vista, the Monty bio instead hints that they've haven't even met their rivals yet.
- Less glaring, but Patrizio's parents died as Adults in 2, like most ancestors in Veronaville. Here they are both elders.
The GilsCarbo Family
The Sims 4
The Goth FamilyThe Goths are an aristocratic family with a dreary aura. Between Mortimer writing macabre stories and Bella's mysterious disappearances will Cassandra and Alexander grow up to be gloomy, too?
- Action Girl: Bella is in the Secret Agent Career.
- Adaptation Personality Change: Mortimer's much more of a creative type here, instead of a scientist or a businessman like in previous games.
- Adaptational Ugliness: While not hideous by any stretch, Mortimer's definitely not as good looking as his adult self looked in previous games, not to mention his forehead wrinkles make him look a fair bit older as well.
- Cassandra's definitely more "cute" this time round, with a far rounder, younger-looking face than in 2.
- Absurdly Youthful Mother: Bella is aged down in the alternate universe from the same age as her husband (who is an Adult, in this case; The Sims 3 establishes they were at school together in the original universe) to being much younger. The result of having Bella start out on the first day of the young adult life stage is that there's no room in her new timeline for any pregnancies, let alone for her to be the mother of a teenager. Notably, while other games have implicitly assumed that Bella is simply Older Than They Look to keep her age in line with Mortimer's, and that she's possibly been using more age reversing rewards than he has, there's no indication that this is the case in The Sims 4. Indeed, the decision to age her down despite the lack of cosmetic differences between Young Adults and Adults in this version seems to indicate it was an active decision to have Mortimer and Bella involved in a MayDecember Romance in this incarnation, though it's not really explored in the family bio as might be expected.
- Age Lift:
- Bella has been aged down from an Adult who's the same age as her husband to a Young Adult who's obviously his junior. It could be a reference to how, in The Sims 2, Bella stopped aging after she went missing.
- Both Cassandra and Alexander, in relation to their parents and each other from the original timeline. While in The Sims 2 Cassandra was in her late teens when Alexander was born, here they're much closer in age, as he's in Grade School while she's in High School. This means that Alexander was born much earlier in this continuity. The same may be true for Cassandra herself, since in The Sims she was a child rather than a teen, and would have to have been born much earlier if the fan theory that The Sims and The Sims 4 take place at around the same time in their respective universes is correct.
- The Bus Came Back: Mortimer's aunt, the infamous Agnes Crumplebottom, returns with Cottage Living living with her cousin on the Crumplebottom side, Agatha, in the distant British country-side town of Henford-on-Bagley even lampshading that she's not from the tiny hamlet and revealing that at least in this timeline, the family has spread out world-wide.
- Composite Character: Since this iteration takes place in an alternate timeline, it appears the developers took full advantage of this, having a young Cassandra, and adult-aged (plus more recognizable) Mortimer and Bella from the original Sims as well as Alexander from The Sims 2
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: For the first time ever, the Goths don't have a family graveyard, and no mention of either Bella or Mortimer's extended family is made either.
- Emo Teen: Cassandra. Aside from the patently obvious, she's also the only member of the family with the Gloomy trait.
- Fair Cop: This continuity's version of Bella is employed in the Secret Agent career, which was intended as a substitute for the Law Enforcement career from previous games (at least, until the Detective career was added in the first expansion pack). And she's beautiful, of course.
- LEGO Genetics: Cassandra could reasonably pass as being Mortimer and Bella's child, but Alexander (once he grows up) looks very, very little like either his parents or sister.
- Perky Goth: Both Bella and Mortimer are cheerful, outgoing people, though Cassandra's fairly dour, and since Alexander's a child it's up to the player wether he becomes this.
- Race Lift: In a very controversial move, both Bella and especially Cassandra are lighter skinned.
- This was acknowledge by EA who promised to correct it in 2021 and did do so in late May 2022 with Bella and Cassandra matching their earlier darker skin tones and Alexander receiving a Race Lift by becoming darker skinned as well.
- Legacy Character: Though The Sims 4 is an Alternate Universe apart from the first three games, the inclusion of the Goth family (as represented by Mortimer, Bella, Cassandra, and Alexander) was such a popular fan demand that EA/Maxis apparently didn't dare release the game without them.
- MayDecember Romance: Unlike the original incarnations of Mortimer and Bella, who were childhood friends, Bella is significantly younger than Mortimer in this version: she's a Young Adult, he's an Adult, making them about three weeks apart in age (which is a fairly big difference, considering Sims only have about a sixteen week life span; mathematically, the real-world equivalent would be about fifteen years, though Sims life stages don't progress naturally enough to reflect that). Notable in that they're the only couple in this version of the game whose romantic partner is outside of their own life stage.
- Ms. Fanservice: Definitely Bella.
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Mortimer's not really ugly, but compared to Bella he's not much to look at, not to mention him being a lot older than her this time round.
The Pancakes FamilyPoor, poor Bob and Eliza have they ever been happy? It seems theres nothing one can do to please the other. Just what is keeping this couple together? Or, conversely, what is the spark that will finally drive them apart?
- Awful Wedded Life: The household's summary invokes this trope. Bob and Eliza don't actually have a negative relationship at the start of the game, but it's very easy to make their relationship tank as their conflicting traits become more apparent.
- Babies Make Everything Better: The "Toddler" patch gave Bob and Eliza a son, Iggy, who is said to have brought "a small measure of harmony" to his parents' strained marriage.
- Guys Are Slobs: Bob's the Slob to Eliza's Neat.
- Housewife: When the player first loads up the family, Eliza is unemployed.
- Ridiculously Average Guy: Bob was featured in a trailer as "the most boring Sim ever".
- The Eeyore: It's very easy to interpret Bob as being depressed, as he has both the Gloomy and Slob traits
- Suspiciously Similar Substitutes: For Bob and Betty Newbie. Their appearances, names, and dynamic all call back to various incarnations of the Newbies over the course of the franchise's original timeline.
- Sleeping Single: Their house has two fully-furnished adult bedrooms. One has traditional-looking, expensive, pink decor to fit Eliza's personality, while the other has a cheaper bed and a workout machine to fit Bob's.
- Slobs vs. Snobs: Bob has the Slob trait, while Eliza is both Neat and Materialistic, therefore playing this trope both possible ways.
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: While Bob is not strictly unpleasant looking, his extremely laid-back attire and increasing grubbiness if the player lets him have his way about fulfilling the Hygiene need contrast sharply with the always well-groomed Eliza.
The Spencer-Kim-Lewis FamilyOkay, here's the breakdown: Dennis Kim and Lydia Spencer had a daughter named Alice Spencer-Kim, then divorced. Alice married Eric Lewis and had her own little girl, Olivia Kim-Lewis. They live with Alice's dad (Dennis, remember?) and Eric's mom, Vivian Lewis. Hey, no one ever said family was easy!
- Absurdly Youthful Mother: Alice and Eric are only at the beginning of the Young Adult life stage, meaning that they shouldn't technically be able to have a daughter who's already a Child (or, indeed, be parents at all yet) unless they've had access to youth potion.
- The Ghost: Lydia Spencer, Alice's mother, is mentioned in the family bio but doesn't actually appear anywhere in the game. It's implied she's not dead, but moved away after divorcing Dennis.
- Overly Long Name: The family seems to have an aversion to changing their names upon marriage or choosing one partner's name to be the child's surname. Hence, Dennis Kim and Lydia Spencer have a daughter named Alice Spencer-Kim (not too bad in itself), who grows up to marry Eric Lewis, and who saddles her own daughter with the less-than-concise moniker of Olivia Spencer-Kim-Lewis.note
The BFF HouseholdFree spirit Liberty, cheerful Summer, and geeky Travis are unlikely friends, and nothing can come between these three. Except perhaps the growing feelings both Summer and Liberty have for Travis...
- Asian and Nerdy: Liberty retains her MySims counterpart's Geekiness, and is given an Asian appearance and the surname "Lee".
- Betty and Veronica: Up to a point. Players familiar with the source material will probably regard Summer as the Veronica to Liberty's Betty, since even though MySims Kingdom gave the player the choice of which girl to pair up with Travis, it was pretty heavily implied that he and Liberty were perfect for each other, while Summer's infatuation with him was genuine but based far more on his looks than his personality. However, The Sims 4 averts this to a surprising degree, giving both women one trait and one skill interest in common with Travis, making them both genuinely seem like good potential love interests.
- Canon Immigrant: Summer, Liberty, and Travis all originally appeared in the MySims games before appearing here in the main series.
- Gameplay and Story Segregation: Their bio and the household name states that they're good friends, but in the game itself, they're only acquaintances and neither of the girls have any romantic attraction to Travis.
- Love Triangle: The household bio implies that Travis has attracted the romantic attentions of both his female roommates. This is not the case in-game, though it's a reference to the trio's story line in MySims Kingdom.
- Two Girls and a Guy: They had this dynamic in the MySims games, and continue it (sans that "childhood" part) now that they're adults in The Sims 4.
- But Now I Must Go: After completing the tutorial, she moves out, telling you that she now has other new Sims to help get adjusted to the neighborhood. You can remain friends with her, however, and even invite her to move back in (although her mostly-negative personality traits make her somewhat aggravating to be around.)
- Extreme Omnivore: One of her character traits is "glutton."
- Immortality: Unlike other Sims, she always remains a young adult, even if she's added to a player household.
- Lazy Bum: She has "lazy" and "glutton" as two of her traits, meaning that she'll basically just lay around all day, napping and eating garbage, if you add her back into a household.
- Video Game Tutorial: She's your roommate in the optional tutorial.
The Landgraab FamilyThe Landgraabs seem like the perfect family; wealthy, well-mannered, brilliant. But Nancy and Geoffrey are each hiding something. Will their secrets tear them apart or will they continue to build a wealthy dynasty?
- Adaptational Attractiveness: Malcolm is slim, somewhat good-looking and decently dressed, compared to the chubby kid with glasses and dorky clothes he was in Sims 3.
- Adaptational Ugliness: Geoffrey looks older, dresses more modestly, and has a potbelly, unlike his younger looking, more handsome Sims 3 version.
- It's more subtle, but Nancy also looks older and her style could be considered somewhat unflattering.
- Absurdly Youthful Mother: Maybe. If they actually are the parents of full-grown Johnny Zest.
- Adaptational Villainy: Malcolm and Nancy are much less pleasant than their The Sims 3 incarnations. Malcolm has the Evil trait (his TS3 counterpart was Good), while Nancy works as a crime lord (in TS3 she was a businesswoman).
- Big Fancy House: They own a mansion in Oasis Springs, as well as several pieces of high-end uptown real estate in San Myshuno. Although this isn't something they remark upon in-game, Nancy has several San Myshuno reviews warning poor people away from her expensive apartments.
- Black Sheep: Geoffrey's a genuinely sweet guy working in law enforcement, while his wife is a snobbish criminal, and his son basically as evil as a Sim can get.
- Definitely the case with Johnny Zest who, whatever relation he had to the Landgraabs was totally excommunicated because of his choice of career.
- Composite Character: This version of the Landgraabs takes on many of the more unsavory qualities their rivals, the Altos had in 3.
- Malcolm in particular is a combination of his Sims 3 persona and the villainous Malcolm Landgraab from the early console titles, so much so that an official version of the console Landgraab, which is literally just Malcolm aged up exists for download.
- Dating Catwoman: Nancy and Geoffrey are Happily Married, but their family bio indicates that Nancy and Geoffrey are hiding something from each other, which may have something to do with their conflicting careers as Geoffrey is a Secret Agent while Nancy is a Criminal.
- Enfant Terrible: Malcolm's just a teenager, but his aspiration, and the fact that one of his traits literally is Evil make him a pretty malicious kid.
- Rich Bitch: Nancy, the insanely wealthy, stuck-up career criminal.
- Malcolm, even more so, since his traits make him actively malicious.
- Dark-Skinned Blonde: All of them are rather tanned.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: Assuming Malcolm is indeed Johnny Zest's younger brother. Johnny is a friendly, outgoing Sim who aspires to become a comedian whereas Malcolm is mean and haughty.
- Upper-Class Twit: Nancy's a Snob, and if her "reviews" on the San Myshuno webpage are to be believed, cartoonishly disdainful of poor people, or basically anything and anybody that isn't at the Landgraab's level of wealth.
- Malcolm is also a Snob, and you can definitely tell.
- Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Geoffrey's not strictly bad looking, but he's got a bit of a belly, a cheesy mustache, and styles himself with pretty dorky clothes, while Nancy is far more fashionable.
- Legacy Character: Almost as much as the Goths. Notably, the Landgraab family in The Sims 4 is represented by versions of the same characters who appeared in The Sims 3 base game.
- Laughably Evil: Malcolm has the Evil trait, which pretty much guarantees this.
- The Prankster: Given that being Evil in The Sims universe is quite understandably not a serious thing , most of Malcolm and Nancy's bad deeds end up being pranks, or picking on other Sims.
- Also applies to Johnny, who has the "Goofball" trait and can therefore play pranks as well, even though in his case, it can be chalked up to an aspect of his playful personality instead of a genuine desire to cause mischief.
- Teens Are Monsters: Going by traits alone, Malcolm is probably the worst person in The Sims 4 base game.
- Token Good Teammate: Geoffrey is the only member of the Landgraabs who retains his benevolent personality, especially now that he has the good trait and works as a crime fighter.
The Caliente FamilyIts no longer girls-only now that Caliente matriarch Katrina has moved in her mooching boy toy, Don. With three fiery, attractive ladies in the house, will Don remain faithful or will he get involved with more than one Caliente woman?
- Adaptation Species Change: No mention is made of the twins having Alien ancestors, mostly because Aliens don't exist in the base game, and even then, their Alien ancestor was on their now non-existent father's side.
- Absurdly Youthful Mother: Katrina Caliente, the twins' mother in the alternate universe, looks barely any older than her daughters. (She is in the Adult life stage, while they are Young Adults; in-game it can be very hard to differentiate, especially if no cosmetic ageing features have been used on the Adult, as is the case with Katrina.) It's also actually impossible for her to be their mother in-game without having used the youth potion reward, since she'd have had to have given birth to them on her first day of the Young Adult life stage (leaving no room in the time frame for the actual pregnancy).
- Adaptation Name Change: Dina and Nina's mother was named Nighat in the original continuity, but here is called Katrina. (Assuming she's meant to be the same character at all, which is unclear.)
- It is speculated that the name was changed because Nighat is picked up by the word filter, and would as such not appear on the Gallery.
- The Alcoholic: Dina's ambitions all revolve around learning to make ever more elaborate drinks at the bar and then consuming them.
- Brilliant, but Lazy: Nina is as intelligent and cunning as her other incarnations, but while they were all athletic and ambitious, she's lazy and work-shy.
- Casanova Wannabe: Unlike previous incarnations, this Don has shades of it, since despite what the bios say, he's not romantically involved with anyone at the start of the game.
- Dark-Skinned Blonde: Dina, as ever.
- Dark-Skinned Redhead: Nina, as usual, and Katrina.
- Family Theme Naming: Nina, Dina, and Katrina.
- Fiery Redhead: Nina is Hot-Headed and has red hair.
- Frat Bro: Don, this time around, with him now having tattoos, spiky hair, a t-shirt and skinny jeans.
- Lovable Jock: Depends on how you see things, but this version of Don is basically a stereotypical 2010's gym-bro.
- Legacy Character: Don Lothario and Dina and Nina Caliente, who have all appeared (in various incarnations) in The Sims 2, The Sims 2 for console, The Sims 3, and now The Sims 4. They're getting nearly as ubiquitous as the Goths and the Landgraabs.
- Love Dodecahedron: In a change-up from previous installments, the family bio implies that Don Lothario is actually the boyfriend of Katrina Caliente, the mother of his twin girlfriends from the original timeline. However, since this is Don, Dina and Nina we're talking about, it seems highly likely that one of these will develop sooner rather than later...
- Meaningful Name: Caliente, Spanish for "hot", may apply to their appearance for some, but all three have the "hot-headed" trait, simultaneously making Katrina and Nina Fiery Redheads.
- Mr. Fanservice: Love him or hate him, Don is probably the most physically fit premade Sim in the base game.
- Mum Looks Like a Sister: Try figuring out which one is Katrina and which one is Nina without scrolling over the characters' names.
- Race Lift: The original timeline's Caliente sisters were of Spanish, Arab and Alien descent. Not only is their skin far lighter here, but with no family tree to speak of they just appear to be non-specifically hispanic.
- Sibling Triangle: As ever, one is about to erupt between Don, Dina, and Nina. The addition of Katrina to the mix makes it a mother-daughter triangle as well.
The Roomies HouseholdThis household seems to have stepped right out of a TV sitcom. What wacky misadventures will the perky Zoe, easygoing Mitchell, uptight ladies' man J, and intellectual Gavin suffer this week? Tune in and find out!
- Expy: For the four main characters from New Girl: Zoe is Jess (her name is even a clear homage to Zooey Deschanel), Mitchell is Nick, J is Schmidt, and Gavin is Winston.
- One-Letter Name: J Huntington III. "J" is recognised by the game engine as his full first name.
- Shout-Out/Whole Plot Reference: The entire household is a thinly veiled homage to the sitcom New Girl.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: For other households named "Roomies" over the course of the series, particularly the ones which appeared in The Sims for console and The Sims 3.
Johnny ZestJohnny Zest has the stage name and the dream, but maybe not the talent... Disowned by the Landgraabs for quitting school, Johnny wants to make his own fame and fortune as a standup comedian.
- Black Sheep: Of the Landgraab family. Whatever relation he has to the Landgraabs, it's clear he doesn't share their elitist values, being fully willing to change his name and live in a crappy trailer.
- Cain and Abel: Should your headcanon consider Johnny the brother of Malcolm Landgraab, it's not hard to see a big difference between the kindhearted Johnny, who rejected a life of wealth to follow his heart, and the evil, spoiled Malcolm.
- Disinherited Child: He became this after he decided to follow his dreams of becoming a comedian.
- I Have No Son!: His bio reveals that Johnny Zest isn't his real name, and that he's actually a Landgraab (it's unclear whether he's Nancy and Geoffrey's son, and therefore Malcolm's older brother, or a more distant relative). The name change is actually to promote his career as a comedian, but this led him to be disowned by the Landgraabs, so now he goes by it full-time.
- In the Blood: Should he be Nancy and Geoffrey's son, he's definitely inherited most, if not all of his character from Geoffrey, and basically nothing from Nancy.
- Only Known By Their Stage Name: Though his bio confirms that his legal surname is/was Landgraab. It's unclear whether his first name really is Johnny or not.
- Riches to Rags: He grew up as a member of the wealthy and influential Landgraab family, but now lives in a trailer home after he was disowned and cut off from the bank accounts.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: Assuming he is indeed Malcolm's older brother. Johnny is a friendly, outgoing Sim who aspires to become a comedian whereas Malcolm is mean and haughty.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Ignoring the fact that he's technically not related to the Landgraabs anymore, his looks are very much like those of Geoffrey, Malcolm and Nancy. If he is indeed Geoffrey's son, he also inherited his father's good-natured personality.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Johnny's trailer home looks an awful lot like Dudley Landgraab's trailer from the first generation console games. Johnny himself could easily pass for a cleaned-up version of Dudley. (Since "Johnny Zest" is a stage name, he might even be this timeline's version of Dudley).
- That being said, Dudley Landgraab (along with his father, sister and stepmother) is available for download on The Sims 4 Gallery, through Maxis official account. So it's more likely that Johnny was introduced as a brand new character.
The Behr FamilyYuki and Candy recently inherited a quaint, modest home from their dearly departed Grandma Behr. Geeky teen Yuki absolutely idolizes her cool DJ sister, Candy, but Yuki's got some mad skills of her own. Sure, she may not be the edgy Spinmaster Candy is, but she can annihilate anyone at Blicblock. She's also quickly becoming Windenburg's most infamous underground hacker.
- Big Sister Worship: Younger sister Yuki adores her older sister Candy.
- Canon Immigrant: Candy and Yuki were both recurring characters in the MySims series before making their way into the mainline franchise with this appearance.
- Covers Always Lie: Candy's in-game hair is different from the hair she has on the packaging. On the cover, it's relatively normal bleach-blonde hair with dyed tips, whereas in CAS, the colors are the same, but it's a lot bulkier and poofier to the point where it almost looks like a cheap wig. As per usual, fans have made plenty of mods that replace Candy's in-game hair with various similar CC hairstyles.
- Expy: Candy is one of DJ Candy "Supergroove" from MySims, and even has a MySims trophy of her in her bedroom. Yuki also shares her name with a MySims character and has a matching trophy in her room, suggesting a similar connection; though unlike Candy, she doesn't really resemble her counterpart.
- Gamer Chick: Yuki starts out at level 6 in Video Gaming.
- Headphones Equal Isolation: Yuki has headphones as part of her outfit and she's a loner.
- Lonely Among People: Yuki has the "loner" trait, so she gets tense moodlets if the player has her interact with Sims she isn't already friends with. When the player first loads up her household, she doesn't know some of the people in her clubs, so she'll get tense even at her own club gatherings. She's also one of the few teenagers in Windenburg who isn't part of either the Paragons or Renegades clique.
- Playful Hacker: Yuki's bio states that she aspires to be one of the most infamous hackers in Windenburg, though she doesn't start out with the necessary skill level in Programming to do so.
- Race Lift: In the MySims games, Yuki is Ambiguously Brown while Candy is blonde-haired and apparently Caucasian. In their Sims 4 appearance they both have vaguely Asian facial features and fair skin, presumably inspired by Yuki having a Japanese name. (However, their surname is German, suggesting they might have a mixture of European and Asian heritage.)
- Related in the Adaptation: There's no indication in the MySims games that Candy and Yuki are related, or even know each other. They're sisters in The Sims 4.
- Teen Genius: Yuki has the "Quick Learner" trait, and she's a notorious hacker even though she's barely a teenager when the player first loads up the game.
- You Don't Look Like You: Downplayed with Candy, who shares enough similarities with her MySims counterpart that she's pretty instantly recognisable if you've played those games. Yuki however, is another case. In My Sims she is a quirky Ambiguously Brown girl with dark Anime Hair, purple eyes, Cute Little Fangs and wears a kimono-like dress, while here she is a geeky fair skinned girl with medium teal hair, brown eyes and wears a regular set of pants and t-shirt.
The Villareal FamilyAfter Jacques' wife disappeared under... ahem, mysterious circumstances, he was left raising three kids in his enormous mansion. Luna and Hugo are good kids with typical teen problems, but the youngest, Max, is a terrifying force of nature. Will the kids drive Jacques crazy before his eccentric habits and hobbies drive them crazy?
- Ambiguous Situation: It's heavily implied that Jacques killed his wife. However there isn't a gravestone for her or any indication that she was made in the game at all, so it's unknown how she actually disappeared.
- Big Fancy House: The children each have massive bedrooms, Jacques' room is a full floor of the house, and there's even a spare side room for guests (or a butler, if you have Vintage Glamour Stuff.)
- A Child Shall Lead Them: Max is a child, and is the one leading the Renegades.
- Enfant Terrible: The youngest Villareal, Max, is Evil and he is the leader of the Renegades.
- Evil Genius: Jacques is implied to be one, as he possesses the Insane/Erratic and Genius traits, has level 9 skill in Logic, and his rank in the Boss branch of the Criminal career (level 9) is "The Brains".
- Lack of Empathy: Max has significantly lower empathy than both of his siblings if the user has the Parenthood pack installed.
- Missing Mom: Mrs. Villareal disappeared under, ahem, mysterious circumstances.
- Self-Made Orphan: Although the game itself implies that Jacques murdered his wife, it doesn't really provide any answers to the mystery, and Max's Evil traits and lack of empathy have led some fans to speculate that he either killed his mother, helped Jacques kill her, or helped dispose of her body.
- Sibling Rivalry: Luna and Max are members of the two largest opposing clubs, the Paragons and the Renegades. Their relationship starts off decent, but will quickly decline after a few club gatherings.
- Spoiled Sweet: Luna invokes many stereotypical high school mean girl tropes with her pink clothes, rich family, and clique of popular friends. But her only traits are "romantic" and "childish," and she has positive relationships with her siblings at the start of the game despite their different club allegiances (although Max and Luna's relationship will deteriorate quickly once Max starts having Renegades meetings.)
- Valley Girl: Luna has a high-pitched voice, a peppy walk, and preppy, pink clothes that are clearly designed to invoke this trope. She's also a member of the Paragons, an exclusive, popular clique of teens and young adults.
The Bjergsen FamilyTeen musical prodigy Sofia has dreams — she's going to make it big. Not even her gloomy dad, perfectionist mom, or pesky genius kid sister can stop her from making her way to the top!
- Big Fancy House: Like the Villareals, they live on the Crumbling Isle. Their home is a massive modern mansion on the beach, and both Sofia and Elsa have huge bedrooms (Sofia's can fit a grand piano!)
- Child Prodigy: Younger sister Elsa starts with a maxed-out Mental skill, and leads the young League of Adventurers club.
- Sibling Rivalry: It's implied that Sofia views Elsa as such.
- Teen Genius: When it comes to music, Sofia is the star of the family with a level 8 Guitar skill, and is often seen performing for tips in San Myshuno in the City Living expansion. Despite this, she feels overshadowed by her equally-smart younger sister Elsa.
The Munch FamilyRaising three kids is never easy — particularly when one refuses to move out of the house, and one is a gloomy rebel. But Mila Munch is nothing if not dedicated to her family, and her sweet little Lucas always cheers her up after a hard day of restaurant work.
- Cheerful Child: Lucas, the youngest brother, cheers up his mother Mila after she comes home from her job as a caterer.
- Disappeared Dad: Mila is a single parent.
- Emo Teen: Wolfgang has the Gloomy and Mean traits, and he dresses the part with his dark-colored clothes and thick black Guyliner. His spiky, bleach blonde hair ties the whole look together.
- Momma's Boy: Gunther is implied to be one, for the family bio states that he refuses to leave the house to strike out on his own.
- Teens Are Monsters: Wolfgang is Mean, Dastardly, has the Public Enemy aspiration, and is also a part of the Renegades, a club full of delinquents. The Parenthood game pack also shows that he has low empathy points.
- This Is My Side: Wolfgang and Lucas actually share a bedroom, but it's divided in half so evenly that the player can hardly tell unless they play with walls all the way up. Wolfgang's side has black carpeting, black wallpaper, a chess table, and some miscellaneous goth-y posters, while Lucas's side is looks exactly how you'd expect a Cheerful Child's bedroom to look, complete with pastels, stickers, and toys.
- White Sheep: Gunther is a grown Momma's Boy who refuses to move out and is very low on his career ladder to boot, and Wolfgang is a gloomy Emo Teen who belongs to a club of delinquents, making Cheerful Child Lucas the white sheep out of the brothers.
The Free SpiritsBookish Maaike and artsy Ulrike aren't materialistic, but even these two roommates admit they could use a few upgrades around the house. Will Maaike be able to sell a few stories, or will Ulrike finally put out a painting that meets her exacting standards?
- The Perfectionist: Ulrike is a skilled (level 5) painter and very artistic-minded, and the bio for the household states that she has yet to craft a painting to satisfy her standards.
The Fyres FamilyThings couldn't be better between lovebirds Dominic and Moira — too bad the same can't be said for their daughters! Free spirit Morgan just wants to have fun with her Renegade friends, but Siobhan can't stand that attitude. Siobhan is determined to build a network of popular friends who can help her career aspirations. Will Siobhan move out on her own before the tension in the house explodes?
- Alpha Bitch: Siobhan is implied to be one, as she is the leader of the Paragons, a group of popular preps.
- Big Fancy House: Although they don't live on the expensive Crumbling Isle, the Fyres have a massive estate on one of the biggest lots in the game, and their house is huge.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Despite belonging to the Renegades and having a darker aesthetic, Morgan lacks any particularly negative traits. In fact, she has the Good trait!
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Siobhan is the responsible one, having a nice office job and being part of a popular clique. Morgan is the foolish one, having low grades and joining a club of delinquents.
- Sibling Rivalry: Siobhan and Morgan can't stand each other's attitudes, and they both are in opposing clubs: the Paragons and the Renegades.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: Siobhan is hardworking, responsible, and preppy, while Morgan is irresponsible, destructive, and focused on partying. In addition, it's implied that Siobhan only hangs out with her friends because they're powerful and rich, while Morgan is more concerned with having fun.
- Wild Teen Party: Morgan's aspiration requires throwing lots of these.
PartihausDrink, flirt, dance, repeat. Jade, Eva, and Paolo jumped at the opportunity to explore the world and set up the ultimate crib in Windenburg as soon as Marcus extended the invite. And the party hasnt stopped since. Drama is never far behind when theyre together - and theyre always together! With only one and a half jobs between the four of them, how in the world do they manage to pay their bills?
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: Paolo's got some particularly thick eyebrows.
- Manchild: Marcus is in the adult life stage, while the other three are young adults. It's unstated but strongly hinted that he's really just an older guy hanging around with a group of younger friends to try to hold on to his own youth.
- Never Trust a Trailer: The Get Together trailer indicates that Paolo Rocca is romantically interested in Morgan Fyres, but they don't even know each other in the actual game. Not only that, but Morgan is a teenager and Paolo is a young adult, so players can't put them together at all until Morgan ages up, at which point there will be a very large age gap between them.
- Pretty Freeloaders: Only Paolo Rocca (Athlete) and Jade Rosa (Business) have jobs by default, but both of them are pretty low on their respective career ladders. Marcus and Eva are unemployed.
- Punny Name: Marcus Flex's name is a pun on the term "Muscle Flex".
- Team Dad: Lightly implied to be the case with Marcus, who is already in the adult life stage while the other three are young adults. The household bio also states that he invited the other three to share the house, suggesting it was his to begin with. However, he's something of a deconstruction of the trope: he's no more mature than the other three and doesn't even have a job to begin with.
- Whole Plot Reference: The household is a nod to reality TV shows like MTV's Jersey Shore. Eva Capricossa in particular looks a lot like Snooki.
The Bro HouseholdTech-savvy hunk Sergio and brash DJ Joaquin have little in common... except for the finer things in life. As they climb the ranks and rake in the bucks, just how awesome can they make their sweet pad?
- Non-Indicative Name: Neither Sergio Romeo nor Joaquin Le Chien possesses the "Bro" trait. Note They live together simply because of their shared ambition: to become Fabulously Wealthy.
The Bheeda FamilyWith a baby on the way and a tiny city apartment, will Jesminder and Arun find space for their bundle of joy? Will Jesminder keep her mixology job when the baby comes, or would she rather stay at home and paint?
- Happily Married: Bheeda and Arun have a positive romantic relationship and are expecting their first child at the start of the game.
- Making Room for Baby: Hinted at in the family bio. Their small apartment has a cradle next to the bed in the master bedroom, but this will eventually become necessary as their child grows older and needs a bigger bed and their own room.
The Feng FamilyVictor is a respected and high-powered politician. Lily is a tough businesswoman. Their respectful, yet somber nature masks their sinister, secret plans to one day take over San Myshuno!
- Affably Evil: Despite their stated goal of "taking over San Myshuno," they're both pretty typical people. Victor is materialistic and Lily hates children, but neither of them are Mean or Evil, and both are geniuses. They aren't too difficult to get along with in-game if your Sim wants to befriend them.
- Child Hater: Lily has the "Hates Children" trait.
- Gold Digger: Lily is married to wealthy politician Victor even though she has the Unflirty trait, suggesting she didn't marry him for love. However, despite the fact that she tends to shy away from romantic affection, they do have a positive relationship (see Happily Married below.)
- Happily Married: They have a positive romantic relationship at the start of the game, even though Lily has the Unflirty trait.
The Karaoke LegendsMiko's a peppy aspiring politican who shares a room with her basketball-loving buddy, Darling. Their charismatic roommate, Kibo is downright dreamy in Miko's eyes, but he couldn't be more oblivious to her obvious flirting. Will their mutual love for karaoke bring them together?
- All Love Is Unrequited: Miko has a crush on Akira, but he doesn't seem to notice.
- Ambiguously Absent Parent: Darling is a teenager, but her parents are completely absent from her life, and she lives with two unrelated adults instead.
- Ambiguous Gender Identity: Darling is recognised as female by the game, but can easily be mistaken for male going by her appearance alone, as she favours short-cropped hair and masculine clothing. Fanon often treats Darling as non-binary.
- Cool Hat: Miko has a purple beret.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Darling and Miko. Darling is a tomboy who wears mostly masculine clothing and is really into basketball, while Miko is a girly girl who has lavender hair and is always seen in pink and purple dresses. Likewise, Darling is Unflirty, while Miko's a romantic with a huge crush on their roommate Akira.
The Rasoya Family
Raj may be a successful Chef, but his critical mother still worries about when he's going to find a nice girl and carry on the family line...
- I Want Grandkids: Geeta is worried that her Unflirty son Raj is unable to find a date, and that she'll have no one to carry on the family line when she dies.
- Supreme Chef: Raj has a maxed-out Cooking skill and is also very skilled (level 7) in Gourmet Cooking. His mother Geeta is no slouch herself with a level 8 Cooking skill, but never bothered to extend into Gourmet Cooking.
Salim BenaliSalim has grown up in the Arts Quarter, surrounded by poets, musicians and artists. He's determined to become a great writer right after he's finished that book. Oh, and that video game he needs to beat. Come to think of it, he needs a nap too.
- Brilliant, but Lazy: Salim is an extremely skilled writer (level 8 Writing skill) with dreams of becoming a Bestselling Author, but his bio states that he is Lazy and gets distracted easily.
- Hidden Depths: In the San Myshuno reviews (in which certain townies from City Living will leave behind comments on the lots), Selim is shown to be passionate about self-expression and diversity. He also dislikes uptown and the rich.
Diego LoboEstablished and novice artists alike shudder in anticipation for the day Diego Lobo steps his critical foot into their gallery. Impress him and you'll have it made for life. But if one brush stroke is off, if just one hue is not quite to his liking, you may never work in this town again.
- Caustic Critic: His household bio states that any artist who even slightly disappoints him will never find work in the city again.
- Eccentric Artist: His unique wardrobe and his job as an art critic certainly suggest this.
- Insufferable Genius: In-game, he's a Snob. On the San Myshuno interactive map, he has a number of reviews where he praises his own expensive taste.
Penny PizzazzPenny is THE source of the coolest happenings and the latest trends in San Myshuno. But will this Online A-Lister's staunch dedication to her career get in the way of finding romance?
- The Fashionista: Her career is Style Influencer.
Count Vladislaus Straud IVCount Vladislaus Straud IV is the latest descendant to occupy Straud Manor. His oddly similar looking line of ancestors has resided here since the founding of Forgotten Hollow.
- Aristocrats Are Evil: He has the "Evil" trait and is supposedly a count.
- Expy: Of Dracula. His main form resembles Christopher Lee's take on the character, while his dark form and main outfit are a Shout-Out to Nosferatu.
- Frozen Fashion Sense: While most other vampires in the game are seen in contemporary wear, his default outfit is a simple black peacoat.
- Nonstandard Character Design: His unique vampiric features make him a popular partner for Sim breeding challenges, like the Uglacy challenge.
- Obviously Evil: Even if you didn't know he was a vampire, he's an incredibly sinister looking man living alone in a dimly lit, decrepit castle, playing a pipe organ as his only hobby.
- Younger Than They Look and Older Than They Look: A bizarre zig-zagging. Vlad is considered to be a Young Adult by the game, but his white hair and facial features make him look a lot older than his code would suggest. On the other hand, he's several hundred years old, far beyond any of the human Young Adults.
The Vatore FamilyThe Vatore siblings moved into Forgotten Hollow a few years ago and are striving to make it their home. This can be quite challenging at times since they are not exactly on the best terms with Vladislaus Straud, but when asked they only ever mention a difference in their culinary tastes.
- Amazonian Beauty: Lilith, who has the "Active" trait and is more visibly muscular than other female Sims.
- Ambiguously Absent Parent: No mention is made of their parents. Their house is furnished with one master bedroom, presumably for an adult couple, and one smaller bedroom with two twin beds, even though both siblings are adults. As far as vampire "parents" go, it's not clear who turned them, either; the only other vampire in the game is Vlad, whom they evidently don't get along with.
- "Darkness von Gothick" Name: Downplayed except for the standard gothic moniker "Lilith", but both the family name and the first names of the siblings just sound right for vampires. Amusingly, early trailers named them as Gina and Raylan Lange, suggesting that they might have chosen something a little cooler for themselves upon becoming vampires.
- Expy: Caleb is most likely one of Edward Cullen. His "Foodie" and "Materialistic" traits, along with his fashion sense, also bring to mind Lestat or Viago.
- Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: Both siblings (especially Caleb, who has the "Good Vampire" ambition by default).
- Romantic Vampire Boy: Caleb doesn't have the "Romantic" trait but is clearly modeled after this archetype.
- Vegetarian Vampire: They both prefer to drink from plasma packs/fruits rather than Sims, this is the cause of their feud with Vlad.
The Delgato FamilyWhile Supriya loves her full-time job as a stay-at-home mom, it's been getting harder and harder to suppress her dreams of being a full-fledged veterinarian. Especially now that the owner of the Brindleton Pawspital is looking to sell the business. Her husband Justin has always been supportive, and keeps offering to take a break from work so she can follow her dream. But can Supriya really trust him to keep the peace at home between Blue and Bartholomew? Not to mention Pierce and Evie too!
- House Husband: Justin is both Family-Oriented and Neat which would make him a rather good keeper (and he's willing to take over should Supriya choose to become a veterinarian) but Supriya doesn't believe he's capable of taking care of the kids and pets.
- Meaningful Name: "Gato" is Spanish for "cat."
- Preppy Name: The family cat is named Bartholomew A. Bittlebun, Sr.
The Hecking FamilyLife in their new home seems to agree with newlyweds Brent and Brant. The small-town bustle inspires Brent's painting, and Brant loves to explore the Bay's beautiful neighborhoods. But will they ever agree on who gets to take their beloved Rosie with them?
(Husbands Brent and Brant and their dog, Rosie. Notably, the first married male gay couple in the entire franchise.)
- The Bear: While the Sims 4 lacks any sort of body hair outside mods, Brant is often considered this due to his larger build and thick beard.
- Happily Married: First gay couple to be such. Their bio indicates they're newlyweds and their only arguing point is over who their dog spends more time with.
- Shout-Out: Both their names are this to the "They're Good Dogs Brent" meme from the Twitter account We Rate Dogsnote . The Lot they live on is even called "A Good House".
Catarina LynxCats in the neighborhood know where to go for a good meal. Catarina's always had a soft spot for animals, and the cats she lives with have the best home a cat could ask for. Sometimes Catarina asks herself if there's something more to life than cats... usually right before she adopts another stray.
- Crazy Cat Lady: Her name and wardrobe are cat-themed, and she lives alone with four cats (and her household bio indicates she'd be open to adopting more.)
- Expy: Of Ginia Kat from The Sims: Unleashed and her daughter Tara Kat from The Sims 2: Pets.
- Kindhearted Cat Lover: Catarina owns four cats and can't seem to stop herself from wanting to take home a new stray when she sees one.
- Non-Indicative Name: Bartholomew A. Bittlebun, Jr. is not related to the Delgato family cat, Bartholomew A. Bittlebun, Sr.
A country girl who moved to Del Sol Valley with hopes of becoming a top-tier celebrity.
- Country Mouse: Venessa moved to Del Sol Valley from a country town and is looking for her big break as an actress.
- Glory Seeker: She's a low profile actress, but she's determined to become a World-Famous celebrity.
The Bailey-Moon Family
- Aerith and Bob: Octavia is a normal first name. Thorne as a first name is a bit uncommon, but nothing special. But Orange? Doubles as a reference to another celebrity child, Apple Martin, the daughter of Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin of Coldplay.
- The Alcoholic: Octavia has the "Juice Enthusiast" quirk. She must have the occasional drink, or she'll fly into a rage.
- Phoneaholic Teenager: Orange has the "Phone Fanatic" quirk.
- Ambition Is Evil: The game emphasizes how cutthroat Judith is about her career, and how she will throw people under the bus when it suits her.
- Drama Queen: Has the "Emotion Bomb" quirk.
- Hard-Drinking Party Girl: Kayla starts out with the "Juice Enthusiast" quirk, meaning she'll get irritable if she hasn't had a stiff drink every once in a while.
The Eclectic Arts Household
- City Mouse: They left the "modern world", to settle in the seemingly peaceful StrangerVille.
- Bookworm: All three of them share this trait.
- The Hero: Not necessarily in-game, but all promotional material related to StrangerVille sets Alice Martin as the protagonist of the storyline.
- Two Girls and a Guy: Alice, Leslie and Mark respectively.
The Sigworth Family
- Ambiguously Brown: All three of them, specially Jess and Christie as they have blue eyes to boot.
- Brainy Brunette: Dylan who has brown hair, the genius and bookworm traits and Nerd Brian as his aspiration.
- HouseHusband: Dylan stays at home taking care of Christie while Jess is busy at the base.
- Ace Pilot: Used to be one, until his plane crashing on StrangerVille forced him to retire.
- Grumpy Old Man: He has the hot-headed trait, and it's very likely that his destroyed plane is the source of his anger.
- Goggles Do Nothing: His pilot helmet comes with a pair of goggles that are just there for show.
- The Hermit: His bio states that while harmless he prefers to keep to himslef.
The Roswell family
- Americans Are Cowboys: Both them dress in stereotypical Wild West attire.
- Informed Attribute: Ted is supposed to be the mayor of StrangerVille but he's unemployed at the beginning of the game.
- Greater-Scope Villain: Ted Roswell was responsible for the founding of the lab and has been frequently visiting it after the explosion to try and cover up the atrocities that occurred there. Add the fact that he has the evil trait, and it basically shows that he is responsible for the infection in StrangerVille.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Meredith has blonde hair and the good trait.
- HouseWife: Meredith fits the bill with her developed cooking skills and neat trait.
- Wrench Wench: Meredith also starts with a high level of handiness.
- Conspiracy Theorist: You bet! Most of the merchandise at his Curio Stand revolves around this sort of thing, including a book on 'avoiding unwanted snoops and spies'.Erwin: They're lying to you! Something bad is happening here, and it's only getting worse!
- Meaningful Name: Erwin Pries? He certainly does, considering that he's able to give you a keycard to the Secret Lab if you do a little prying yourself.
- Mood-Swinger: He's got the Erratic trait, which means he'll randomly flip between emotions and can even talk to himself.
- Speaking Simlish: Partially averted, actually. As the narrator for the Investigation trailer, Erwin speaks English, which is even lipsynced for the brief times where he's on-screen. Ingame, of course, he speaks Simlish just like everybody else.
- Tinfoil Hat: Less 'tinfoil' and more like 'colander with Christmas lights taped on', but it's clearly meant to evoke the trope. He'll sell one to any Sim who asks.
The Ngata FamilyComing to Sulani for inspiration, Leila didn't expect to fall in love so deeply with the islands. And it wasn't just the scenery that she fell for, but also for Oliana and her son Tane that welcomed her so easily into their family. The three are now an insparable [sic] trio that call Sulani their home enjoying the sand and ocean at their own pace.
- All Lesbians Want Kids: Zigzagged: Tane is Oliana's son and Leila's step-son and they are very much raising him together, but Oliana had him long before she fell in love with Leila, and may have been in a relationship with a man at the time.note
- Ambiguously Bi: Oliana Ngata is married to a woman, but her son bears a strong physical resemblance to her, suggesting that he might be her biological child from a previous relationship with a man.
- Butch Lesbian: Oliana Ngata is very muscular and dresses less femininely than her wife. However, in a slight subversion of this trope and unlike Leila (who is, by all indications, gay), Oliana may actually be bi.
- Closet Key: It's lightly hinted that Oliana and Leila might have been this for each other.
- Happily Adopted: Tane has a good relationship with his step-mother, Leila.
- Happily Married: Oliana and Leila have a very good starting relationship, and the family bio describes them falling in love and quickly becoming inseparable in very fond terms.
- Lipstick Lesbian: Leila Illes is very feminine, and her only known love interest is a woman.
The Hoapili FamilySitting high above the center of Ohan'ali Town, Keala watches over the townsfolk who look to her for guidance. This spirited, young-at-heart grandmother has taken young Lia under her wing to pass on the knowledge and cultural history of Sulani through the generations.
- Ambiguous Gender Identity: Lia is one of the first gender non-conforming, playable characters in the game: she has a feminine voice and fashion preference and the game recognises her as female, but she has a masculine frame, leading many to believe she's a trans woman. However, Lia is also able to get pregnant, suggesting that she might in fact be intersex.
- Ambiguously Related: It's wholly unclear whether Keala and Lia are legally/biologically grandmother and granddaughter, or whether their relationship is a surrogate one. They don't share a line on their respective family trees and have different surnames; but The Sims 4 doesn't allow characters to have a direct relationship if you skip a generation in the middle during character creation, and of course in real life it's very common for grandparents and grandchildren to have different surnames.
- Cool Old Lady: Keala Hoapili is described as a "spirited, young-at-heart" elderly lady who takes a grandmotherly interest in all the younger residents of Sulani.
- Fanon often suggests that she's taken the gender non-conforming Lia in as a surrogate granddaughter despite the lack of a confirmed relationship between the two, cementing her status as this for many players.
The Kealoha FamilyThe Kealohas are the epitome of Sulani: an industrious, welcoming, and tight-knit young family firmly rooted in island tradition to honor the past while supporting the bright future of their extended-family community.
- Ambiguously Related: Duane Talla, the teenager, isnt Liliana and Makoas son. He might be a member of their extended family, but its unclear just how hes related to them, or why hes living with them instead of his own parents.
- Expy: Duane Talla looks a lot like Maui from Disneys Moana, and his first name is similar to that of Mauis voice actor, Dwayne The Rock Johnson.
- Happily Married: Liliana and Makoa have a positive romantic relationship, as well as a young daughter and a teenage boy they seem to have welcomed into their household.
- Meaningful Name: According to the wiki, Kealoha means the loved one in Hawaiian (from ke, a definite article, and aloha, love.)
The Kahananui FamilyAs the self-appointed "Sulani ambassadors" this enterprising couple, Mele and Alika, have decided to live out their golden years in a dream retreat away from the bustle of Ohan'ali Town.
- Big Fancy House: The Kahananuis live on a large lot with multiple extra bedrooms, and Meles aspiration is to be a Mansion Baron.
- Greed: Meles aspiration is to be a Mansion Baron and Alikas is to be Fabulously Wealthy, Mele is Materialistic and Alika is a Snob, Alika has a Snooty walk, and both have the bonus trait Business Savvy.
- Happily Married: A middle-aged couple with a positive romantic relationship.
The Charm Family
- Cute Witch: Emilia Ernest wears a preppy baby-blue outfit reminiscent of a schoolgirl's uniform. She's also clumsy and cheerful.
- Inept Mage: Emilia starts as this, being a complete newbie to the art and having no skill in it yet. The player can level up her abilities if they so choose, although it will take longer than it will for her fiancé because she doesn't have any bloodline traits. Alternatively, they can just let her build up charge until she explodes, which is quite easy to do, as she doesn't have any helpful perks to remove charge or curses.
- Mage Born of Muggles: Emilia is this, having no bloodline trait. She became a spellcaster later in life, and her parents were normal Sims.
- Nonstandard Character Design: Aside from Minerva, the family looks more cartoonish and ugly than most premade sims. Darrel and Gemma get the brunt of the criticism, and Gemma in particular is often subject to makeovers that change her entire face and wardrobe. Considering her gaudy makeup and somewhat unflattering hairstyle, it isn't hard to see why.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Gemma acts like she resents her mother, but she secretly wants to make her family proud.
- Witch Classic: Minerva comes the closest to fitting this trope.
The Amicable Acolytes Household
- Did Not Get the Girl: Possibly. Their household bio doesn't specify what their relationship to the Charm family is, but players have noticed that he has a friendly relationship with Emilia, but a negative relationship with her fiancé Darrel (which is mutual.) It could be because Darrel is a snob, but none of the other characters have a negative relationship with him like Tomax does. This has led to plenty of fan theories about former Triang Relations between Emilia, Tomax, and Darrel.
- Friendly Rivalry: Their dynamic.
- Naïve Newcomer: They're both fairly new spellcasters. Playing as them serves as a way for players to discover the magic system.
- Ambiguous Gender Identity: Morgyn's gender is given as male in CAS, but it's heavily customized. They have a masculine frame and a preference for female clothing, although some of their outfits contain items flagged as masculine. They're also unable to get pregnant or impregnate others, and they use the toilet sitting down.
- Word of God confirms that Morgyn identifies as genderfluid, though due to limitations in the game engine they're officially referred to with masculine pronouns in-game.
- Hot Witch: One of the more attractive Sims in the game (alongside Amicable Acolyte Grace Anansi.) Between Morgyn's looks and their LGBT Fanbase, they're probably the most popular Sim in the whole game pack.
- Large Ham: They're very theatrical and dramatic in the gameplay trailer.
- Master of One Magic: He's the Sage of the Untamed by default, although his spellcaster rank is the highest there is in-game and he can preform other sorts of magic.
- Speaking Simlish: Partially averted, like Erwin Pries above. He speaks Simlish in the game, but narrates the gameplay trailer in English.
- Gonk: Has a much rounder face than most other premade Sims (see Nonstandard Character Design below.) This is especially noticeable when she's compared to her predecessor Keisha Hughes, who has the same color scheme but a very different design.
- Jerkass: Has the Mean and Dastardly traits.
- Master of One Magic: She starts the game as the Sage of the Mischief school of magic, although, like Morgyn, she has a very high rank and can do other sorts of magic if the player controls her.
- Nonstandard Character Design: Her grey skin, pink hair and generally Gonk-like features make her look very different from most premade sims. Her predecessor as Sage, as seen in the pack trailer, was the more traditionally designed Keisha Hughes.
- One-Letter Name: Only goes by her first initial, "L.", the second Sim in the franchise to do so after Oasis Springs's J. Huntingdon III.
- The Prankster: Her aspiration and traits suggest that she's this. She's also the Sage of Mischief Magic, so she's a Princess of Pranksters of sorts.
- Punny Name: Her name is a pun on "Elphaba", the main character from the musical Wicked and the novel on which it was based.
- Elphaba herself is based on The Wicked Witch of the West from L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz, so L. Faba's status as the Sage of Mischief Magic is on-brand.
- Furthermore, the name "Elphaba" is taken from the original author's initials "LFB", so L. Faba's One-Letter Name name hearkens back to the initial inspiration for Elphaba!
- Hidden Depths: He's a Geek, and he's very talented at programming and playing video games.
- Race Lift: Mistaken for this by a lot of the playerbase, as the trailer for the pack showed a similar character with darker skin. The sim in question is actually Ethren Reyes, Simeon's predecessor as Sage, who was later made available via the Gallery.
The Pleasant Twins
- Legacy Character: From The Sims 2, with their father's family going back to the very first game.
- Sibling Rivalry: A given for the Pleasant twins. They don't actively hate each other this time round, but they're not friendly, and given that Lilith's studying Villainy, and Angela's still a goody two-shoes, there's definite potential for drama.
The Greenburg FamilyMary and Blossom are a couple of old timers in this town. They're trying to spruce up the space, with Mary focused on her garden and Blossom painting up unused places. Age isn't on their side anymore, however, it's a good thing their adopted son Knox is fighting for the family name to help make the world a little more green. Unfortunately, sometimes he takes "fighting" a little too literally.
- Ascended Fanon: Mary and Blossom were originally created by Youtubers Plumbella, Simproved, and The English Simmer for a Sims Spark'd challenge. They were added to the game when the Spark'd team that created them won the first elimination challenge, and Knox (who was already going to be a part of Eco Lifestyle) was Retconned into being their son.
- Hippie Parents: Mary and Blossom are both aging granola girls who hope their son Knox will follow in their footsteps. Unlike most examples of this trope, Knox is more than happy to take his mothers up on that offer, to the point where he's said to be somewhat aggressive about it.
- Informed Attribute: The household's summary indicates that Knox takes eco living too seriously, and the Eco Lifestyle trailer shows him being rude to Sims who disagree with him. But in-game, he doesn't have the "Mean" or "Hot-Headed" traits, and he's a pretty easy Sim to get along with.
The Harris FamilyCletus and Faye found this heritage home in Grims Quarry for dirt cheap. Nothing seems wrong with it and the Harris' weren't about to question a good deal. Cletus' free-spirited mother soon joined them, completing the big happy family. Mysteriously, their eldest son always wear a shameful bag on his head. Also, it doesn't seem like any of them other than Faye has a job, but the house is well-furnished. What is going on here?
- Hayseed Name: Cletus, Faye, Jeb, Gideon, and Francine.
- Hillbilly Moonshiner: Juice-fizzer, actually, but their Hayseed names and suspiciously full bank account are clearly meant to evoke this trope. The presence of a dark room full of wall planters in their house adds to the impression that they make their money by growing and brewing illicit substances.
- Signature Headgear: Jeb always wears a bag over his head, possibly because he's ashamed of his Hillbilly Moonshiner family.
The Sterling-RicosBess and Jules are a power couple with big dreams. Big dreams about sweet sweet money. A civil designer by trade, Bess place herself in the perfect position to convince city officials and residents alike to enact programs that would benefit her bottom line. Her partner-in-crime, Jules, is a Style Influencer that loves fashion as much as he loves convincing people to his rejected styles. Cheerful and charismatic, together they hustle around Evergreen Harbor like an entrepreneurial whirlwind.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: Bess. She's constantly asking players to invest in her get-rich-quick schemes, she votes for NA Ps she believes will make her money rather than what will help the environment, and she teaches the player how to vote for profit. This initially made her The Scrappy, until people realized her get-rich-quick schemes actually pay off sometimes and net players thousands of dollars.
- Get-Rich-Quick Scheme: Bess frequently asks the player to invest in these. Unlike most schemes, though, Bess's ideas sometimes work, in which case the investing household will receive a large sum of money for their trouble.
The Tinker FamilyThe talented, but perpetually stressed Tina Tinker is a very successful Freelance Crafter. Her equally successful spouse Yasemin managed to convince her to move to Conifer Station with their daughter Olive. Tina takes on too much work, and Yasemin just wants her to relax and spend more time with family. Meanwhile curious little Olive loves nothing more than to admire her two mothers' works and dream of following in their footsteps.
- Big Fancy House: Conifer Station is mostly middle-class, but the Tinkers live in Pigulock Manor, the most expensive and historical home in the whole neighborhood. It has a value of over 100,000 Simoleons.
- Meaningful Name: Tina Tinker enjoys, well, tinkering.
- One Steve Limit: Averted; they share a last name with a household from The Sims 2's Open for Business. Although there's no indication that the families are related, they're both artistic types, with Open for Business's Tinkers being toymakers and Eco Lifestyle's Tina Tinker being a Maker.
- Workaholic: Tina Tinker.
The Ito familyMegumi Ito grew up in Senbamachi. A gold medalist skier, she aims to give her children the same upbringing, but memories of an old flame might drive her to distraction. Naoki Ito is a former medalist himself. A calculating businessman, his controversial vision of Mt. Komorebi includes more tourism, more money, and modernization. Nanami and Kiyoshi have their parents' athletic talent, but their hearts lie elsewhere. Nanami just wants to be a kid and Kiyoshi is crushing on more than the slopes...
- Bratty Half-Pint: Nanami is a child kleptomaniac.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: Naoki is high up in the Salaryman career, and he's obsessed with money and modernization. This puts him at odds with the Nishidake family, who prefer the natural beauty of Mt. Komorebi.
- Dating What Daddy Hates: Kiyoshi's love interest is Kaori Nishidake, the granddaughter of Naoki's greatest enemy.
- Doesn't Know Their Own Child: Megumi and Naoki both have shades of this they want their children to be successful athletes like they were, but fail to realize that Kiyoshi is more concerned about his budding relationship with Kaori Nishidake than ski practice, and little Nanami just wants to be a normal kid.
- High-School Sweethearts: Megumi's ex-boyfriend Kado Akiyama recently moved back to Mt. Komorebi, and Megumi's description implies she's still interested in him even after they've both married other people.
- Like Father, Like Son: Like both of his parents, Kiyoshi has the Extreme Sports Enthusiast aspiration and the High Metabolism trait.
- Stage Mom: Megumi is the skiing version of this.
- Sympathetic Adulterer: Megumi is still interested in her high school sweetheart Kado Akiyama despite the fact that they're both married. However, Megumi's husband Naoki is a Corrupt Corporate Executive who has the Mean and Materialistic traits, making her seem somewhat sympathetic even if she does "get distracted" by Kado.
The Akiyama familyThe Akiyamas moved away from the hustle and bustle of the city to the quiet town where Kado was raised. The commute will be a sacrifice, but Kado and Jenna hope the close-knit community and beautiful natural atmosphere of the region will be worth it. Kado was surprised at the recent news that his childhood sweetheart Megumi Ito has also moved back to Mt. Komorebi. Hed love nothing more to leave the past in the past but the pieces of his broken teenaged heart are still tender.
- Cheerful Child: Miki.
- Fish out of Water: Jenna is a newcomer to Mt. Komorebi. However, she does have the Active and Loves Outdoors traits, so she fits in rather well.
- High-School Sweethearts: Kado and Megumi used to be this, but they've both moved on and married other people. Megumi's description indicates she'd be somewhat open to pursuing an affair with Kado, while Kado's description indicates he's still heartbroken from their initial breakup.
The Nishidake familyRumor says the Nishidake family are sacred guardians of Mt. Komorebi. Indeed, Shigeru fumes over the Ito familys local development plans. Sachiko, however, feels warmly toward Megumi due to an old friendship with the young womans mom. Plus, she knows whats in her granddaughters heart Kaori moved to Mt. Komorebi after losing her parents. She soon discovered two loves: the slopes, and the son of her grandfathers sworn enemy! If she had one wish, shed melt her grandfathers hardened heart.
- Angst? What Angst?: Because The Sims 4 doesn't have the same memories system as The Sims 2, nobody mourns Kaori's late parents. They don't have any graves or urns in the home, and they don't have visible avatars on Kaori's family tree, implying they were never actually made in-game to begin with.
- Cool Old Lady: Sachiko Nishidake.
- Dating What Daddy Hates: Kaori's boyfriend is Kiyoshi Ito, the son of her grandfather's enemy Naoki Ito.
- Dye Hard: Kaori's hair is dyed blue, but her black roots are visible. Due to how hair works in The Sims 4, it will remain in that state forever unless the player decides to change it.
- Guest Fighter: Kaori was originally a playable character from EA's SSX series of snowboarding games before she was introduced to The Sims.
- Intergenerational Friendship: Sachiko Nishidake and Megumi Ito get along even though their respective husbands can't stand each other. It doubles as Odd Couple, since they don't seem to have very similar values.
The Crumplebottom familyElderly relatives of the Goth family, Agnes and Agatha Crumplebottom run the garden shop in Henford-on-Bagley's town square. Agatha is a big flirt, in contrast to Agnes, who flies into a violent rage whenever the topic of romance is brought up.
- Canon Foreigner: Agatha is a new addition to the Crumplebottom family, described as being a cousin to Agnes (presumably through Simon Crumplebottom).
- Canon Welding: Agnes has different deceased husbands in The Sims and The Sims 3, Robert Crumplebottom and Erik Darling, respectively. The Sims 4 consolidates this by mentioning that she's been in relationships with both of them.
- When Elders Attack: If a Sim acts romantically near (or towards) Agnes, she will beat them with her purse.