Harvest Moon/Characters

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For a game Media Franchise that revolves around farming, Harvest Moon sure has managed to rack up a large list of characters. Organized roughly by game series.

Related character pages: Rune Factory


Character Sheets by Sub-series[edit | hide | hide all]


Characters Appearing in Multiple Games[edit | hide]

The Farmer (Canon Name: Pete, though fans prefer to call him Jack)[edit | hide]

The player character. In most games, his recently-deceased grandfather has passed the farm down to him, and he must work to bring it back to its former glory.

  • Brown Eyes: Starting around Back to Nature
  • Farm Boy (duh!)
  • Game Favored Gender: For the most part, especially in the earlier games, in which there either was no female option, or the female option's game would be cut off at marriage, whereas the male's could go on after.
  • Heroic Mime: Most of the games in which he appears, though you do get options to answer questions now and then (like heart events).
  • Nice Hat: It's changed colors a few times (green to blue) but he's never seen without it.

The Other Farmer (Canon Name: Claire (BTN:FG), Sara (GB), Pony (AnWL).[edit | hide]

The female version of Pete. Usually a city-girl that becomes a farmer out of boredom.

Harvest Sprites[edit | hide]

A group of tiny fairy-ish guys who wear poofy, colorful clothing. In several of the games, they will help you with your farmwork if you befriend them.

  • Color Coded for Your Convenience
  • Fairy Companion
  • Meaningful Name: In Harvest Moon DS, some of the sprites have names based on the job they do. The Legendary Sprites (from Friends of Mineral Town), have names related to their personalities.
  • Nature Spirit
  • Pig Latin: The sprites speak this in Harvest Moon 64 before you befriend them.
  • Theme Naming: Many of the groups of Harvest Sprites have names that fill some sort of theme.
  • You Can See Me?: In most incarnations, only the main character can see the sprites. A "childlike heart" or something similar is what allows you to see them.
    • Not in all games. In Harvest Moon DS, Thomas and one of the Harvest Sprites actually get into a fight!
      • Although this has lead some fans to speculate that Thomas is the Harvest King (In the DS version anyhow).

The Harvest Goddess[edit | hide]

The resident deity, who always lives in a pond somewhere. She is usually contacted by tossing a crop into the water as an offering.

The Witch Princess[edit | hide]

A trickster witch originating from the DS/Island series. She has a rivalry with the Harvest Goddess for some silly reason.[1]

  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: In Harvest Moon DS, marrying the Witch Princess requires you to be neglectful beyond a Chaotic Stupid level.
  • Baleful Polymorph: When you first meet her in Animal Parade, she's accidentally turned herself into a frog.
  • Chaotic Stupid: Her idea of fun is playing pranks on the Harvest Goddess, and her idea of a suitable bachelor is one who plays pranks on the townspeople. For these reasons, your relationship with everyone will go down if you decide to marry her instead of one of the other girls.
    • In Harvest Moon DS, at least. In Island of Happiness and Sunshine Islands, where she's also an eligible bachelorette, she has no special requirements.
  • Cute Witch: Though the AP incarnation, with low-cut corset and Zettai Ryouiki, leans more toward Hot Witch.
  • Girls Love Stuffed Animals: In Island of Happiness/Sunshine Islands, she has a big thing for teddy bears.
  • Immortality: I, II, or III presumably, considering her being Really Seven Hundred Years Old.
  • Jerkass: The DS-games Witch Princess is much more jerky than the one in Animal Parade. The DS one doesn't get along with the Harvest Goddess and can be pretty mean. In Animal Parade, despite her childishness toward the Wizard, she actually tries to save the Harvest Goddess' tree, and is fairly friendly with you.
  • Mayfly-December Romance: If your character ever aged a day.
  • No Name Given: Except if you marry the Animal Parade Witch Princess, whose name is Vivi.
  • Of Corsets Sexy: Only in Animal Parade.
  • Tsundere: (AP version) Type A, so much.
  • Really Seven Hundred Years Old: As old as the Harvest Goddess.
  • White-Haired Pretty Girl: AP version. Her DS versions are all light blond.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: (AP version) Somewhere between B and A, substituting puffy bloomers for a skirt.
  1. It's worth noting that Animal Parade introduced an entirely different Witch Princess who has no rivalry with the Harvest Goddess at all (and instead, strikes up a rivalry with the local wizard).