Image from Nookipedia. He never really breaks out of his cantankerous nature, but unlike Hamphery, he never comes across as mean-spirited or full of himself. The white fur is a great touch, as it gives Monty an ‘older’ appearance that a decent number of cranky villagers represent. TechRaptor is your source for high quality gaming news, reviews, and articles. Country, which is fitting as he has an interest in music. Yeah, some have poor designs, but I really hate their food-related pun names. They are all just squat, oddly colored, and oddly shaped little creatures with weird faces. RELATED: Animal Crossing: 10 Underrated Snooty Villagers. Heck, his red eyes are not even when he's angry, they turn yellow when that happens. Like Rosie, Goldie, Marshal and others, Tom is a popular cat that has had a significant presence in almost every Animal Crossing game to date. Outside of the eyes, there is very little that denotes Vladimir as a cranky villager. In fact, outside of the octopuses, monkeys are a pretty uncommon villager type. TechRaptor Team Eagles always stood out as villagers to me due to their majestic-looking size and color schemes. Evil black horse as a winning design? Hell, they may not even be buck-teeth, but just a really tiny smile. I am honestly surprised I didn’t put many Eagle villagers on these lists. Cyd is a total punk by sporting his Dragon Jacket and “rockin’” catchphrase. He likes to keep it cool and serious, with his appearance giving him an aloof, cool guy kind of style, and he even has an interest in music to take his rock persona even further. Though they're generally not up-to-date on the latest trends, they do enjoy gossiping about other villagers. In this case, the buck teeth just get me. As New Horizons is the first mainline title that this elephant has appeared in, he has finally landed himself in the big leagues and hopefully will continue to feature in any subsequent titles. Like Butch, Tom is a racecar fan and has decorated his house like a garage. The only one I really tolerate is Clay because he wears a mask, and even then that’s not really a ringing endorsement. Manage Cookies / Privacy Policy, Write for TechRaptor His catchphrase of "grrrolf" appears to be a mixture of his own name and the phrase "grrr" to show displeasure or aggression. Murphy featured in the Animal Crossing titles for the Nintendo Gamecube but then disappeared from the series... 14 Rolf. RELATED: Animal Crossing: 10 Things Villagers Do That Are Far More Annoying Than Helpful. He is a black horse with the initial catchphrase of “nay,” referencing both his Cranky personality and the sound his species makes. Octavian is just an old man stuck in his ways, who is trying to pass on some wisdom to those around him but knows his limitations to that. In this corner of the internet, she loves to ramble about Mario, Animal Crossing, and everything else Nintendo. Though they might not relate to Peppy or Smug villagers, they tend to bond with Snooties, Jocks, and other Crankies. Really, they are no better or worse than most animal types in the game. Mostly cantankerous and a bit stand-offish, cranky villagers represent the ‘older’ generation in Animal Crossing, and their presence in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is no different of course. Who is the best one? However, Murphy is regularly smiling and pleasant, which makes him a rather deceptive Cranky villager. Vladimir here I would argue is for the latter. So factor in bad design, bad personality, a terrible pun name, and being a hamster, how can I not pick him as one of the worst cranky villagers? Covering the hottest movie and TV topics that fans want. There is white wood paneling, a stone floor, a sitting area, and a pool table. He was also found in the data for Happy Home Designer, though clearly never used. Worst Cranky Villager: Vladimir. Though Chief has cycled through many homes throughout the series, his current abode is set up like an artsy market with a rug that displays several items in the center. Additionally, this cranky little frog has an interest in music, so you'll often find him singing. This golden wolf has appeared in every single Animal Crossing game to date, though many fans mistakenly believe him to be a fox due to his coloring. An all-black hamster with a smug look on his face is the complete opposite of Roscoe; he doesn’t stick out due to his coloring but instead comes across as actually mean and off-putting, with the cranky personality tuned to 11 for that. Butch features on the cover of  K.K. It’s a weird mix that really doesn’t work too well for me, and it makes Vladimir a weak cranky villager. RELATED: Animal Crossing: 10 Beautiful Yards Created For Villagers. Honestly there are so many cute cubs to choose from, it’s hard to go wrong. At least they are not hamsters, for example. It additionally features a vibrant drum set. As well as creating new custom designs and terraforming their island into their own unique shape, players are looking for the perfect roster of villagers to complete their happy home. The teal-colored skin is ruined by the poorly contrasted tuft of brown hair on top of his head, and the red ‘boxing gloves’ on his hands just look ridiculous when compared to the rest of the design.Yet, it’s purposeful, because Rooney is supposed to be a reference to boxer Mike Tyson. While there are over 60 Cranky villagers in the Animal Crossing series, we're here to look at some of the better ones now. Check out these top picks of who you should invite to your island. But I digress. I mean, was there any other choice really? To go with his new stylish home, Chief now sports a sweater and shirt combo to show he's become more upmarket since his days of wearing the Red Bar Tee. Have worked as a journalist, critic, educator and blogger for over ten years now, with articles published (as user editorials) on Game Revolution and Giant Bomb as well as a contributor for the websites Angry Bananas and Blistered Thumbs. Fang’s house is cozy, featuring a grandfather clock and a fireplace. He appears to be based on the Pacific Red Octopus, which is worrying as this is also the kind of octopus you could catch in earlier Animal Crossing titles. The rosy cheeks and orange colored skin is also an overly sharp contrast that doesn’t compliment Limberg at all. Octavian basically is a contrasting character, with that bold red color that is often used to depict octopuses, often juxtaposed to a black T-shirt. While there are always villagers that stand out in each species, Judy is unique in all of Animal Crossing. He seems to be named after a fluffy marshmallow (although that's… Tom is just a solid villager and, like most of the cats in the game, super popular and highly coveted for a player's own town. Butch is big on racecars, hence the reason he keeps one inside of his home. Ethics & Standards Here's a look at some of the best you need in your village. They also have pretty odd designs and visual styles. What sinks Monty is his personality, which is incredibly off-putting. Most players have fulfilled the game's required goals by now and are instead looking to perfect their island paradise. Roscoe was introduced in the Japanese exclusive Animal Forest+ and returned in many of the games thereafter. Cranky villagers (also known as Grumpy villagers) are male animals who tend to get annoyed far more easily than their neighbors. Ahhh Monty. The Best & Worst Cranky Villagers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. I really love the sharp contrast of Roscoe’s design compared to other villagers. Copyright © TechRaptor LLC 2013-2020 He has three cars inside of it that sit on top of paint-splattered flooring. Tom has appeared in every Animal Crossing game outside of Wild World. Unlike Monty, who is woefully out of touch and arrogantly claims to be right, Tom is just a sourpuss most of the time who means well and is willing to admit his own wrong-doing. Tom's name could come from the term "tomcat" for male cats, or more likely it alludes to the well-known character of Tom from Tom and Jerry based on his blue and white coloring. So many cubs in the game either have fairly safe and bland designs, or have aspects that make them incredibly off-putting but stand out. He has appeared in every single Animal Crossing game and even showed up in the 2006 Japanese animated movie titled Dōbutsu no Mori, which is based on the Animal Crossing series. Even more than other cranky villagers, Monty typically is unpleasant to be around. Camofrog's home features camo flooring and jungle walls to suit his own appearance. I bring this up because if I had to pick one really awful mouse villager, Limberg would it. He finally resurfaced as part of Animal Crossing: New Leaf's Welcome Amiibo update.