Did Zipper just become Animal Crossing’s most disliked character or is it misunderstood?

It’s been a running joke for years – actually to some people it’s no joke at all – Tom Nook is a bit of a scoundrel.

He relishes carrying debt over your head and will do anything for Bells, all while wearing that mischievous smile with him wherever he goes.

Thing is, at least you know where you stand with that rascally raccoon. You know his game and what he’s after. But there’s something about this newcomer Zipper that makes me want a set of eyes in the back of my head.

The bunny just hops up on my island, telling me to get excited for Bunny Day on April 12th and starts rattling off a round of applause for itself and everyone else around. Awww.

Frankly, it all seems quite sweet and innocent. Especially when Zipper tells me they’ve been hiding little surprises for me all around my island and there are six types of eggs which can be used to build new things on my craft table. How cute and generous!

It sounds like Zipper has gone to a lot of hard work in order to get everything ready for the festivities, and even mentions how much prep work there is still to do.

What I didn’t realise is that this would start massively impinging on the work I’ve been trying to do on my island, like bringing new residents in, making money and building everything to be accessible. Because now, all I seem to get are eggs.

Earth Eggs when trying to dig up new fossils. Wood Eggs when chopping down trees. Water Eggs when all I want to do is catch some damn Crawfish!

There’s eggs in the trees replacing my fruit and bells. They’re even in rocks when all I want are stones and minerals and are floating through the skies. My island’s eco-system has absolutely tanked.

But that’s ok, I can just buy a Nook Air Ticket, travel to some far off island, and I can get the resources I need, right?

Wrong! Zipper’s been there too and infested the place with eggs of all shapes, sizes, colours and types. Even my friend’s islands are absolutely coated with its unique brand of Easter cheer.

So now I’m in a bit of a limbo. I get half the rates of things I need and now I have more eggs than I know what to do with.

As if that’s not enough, my residents are scared of Zipper! One of my pals was jogging when they heard Zipper’s hopping getting faster and faster behind them. And no matter how fast they ran, it would keep getting closer.

They were scared for their life, covered in sweat and feeling all alone and I wasn’t even there to help them.

Who is this Zipper and are we really safe? Some people have even noticed it drops its silly dancing, jovial act the moment you go out of shot. So there’s something to think about…

And the bunny actually has quite a bad temper, especially if you dance around it and pull off some funny gestures.

Sorry, Zipper, I don’t trust you. Not yet, at least. I don’t know how you’ve done it, but I think you’ve finally taken Tom Nook’s crown. The people aren’t happy, they’re a little bit scared, and my life is now full of eggs.

I think Animal Crossing has a new, muchly disliked character. Although this could just be a horrible misunderstanding and we’re just being cruel to a poor Bunny who’s just trying to spread some cheer in these dark days. Maybe we’re reading too much into this…

…Unless, of course, Tom Nook hired him to make us think like that. Or, maybe, it’s actually Tom Nook in a suit and this is his way of letting off some steam? There is a giant zipper at the back after all and the bunny seems incredibly self-conscious about people going back there.

That dastardly raccoon. The plot thickens…

Side note, those Cherry Blossoms are lovely, aren’t they?

About the author

Sally Willington

Sally is relatively new to gaming since a newfound addiction to Nintendo Switch. Now they just can't stop playing, anything and everything. Sally especially loves a good RPG and thinks that Yuna may just be one of her favourite characters ever.
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