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Is Bill Wibbly An Actual Animal Crossing Villager

The viral success of one of Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ biggest memes has people wondering if Bill Wibbly is a real Animal Crossing villager.

A viral post about how Animal Crossing players describe villagers they want gone from their islands instantly turned into one of Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ biggest memes: Bill Wibbly. Bill Wibbly personifies the villagers Animal Crossing players want to get rid of for arbitrary reasons. The meme emphasizes the strong disliking some ACNH players have towards certain villagers, including those considered Animal Crossing New Horizons’ worst villagers, and how they vilify the most innocent-looking characters. There are few characters the community as a whole unanimously likes, showing that the popularity of Animal Crossing villagers is down to personal preference.


The post pokes fun at the contrast between the way Animal Crossing villagers are described by players who aren’t fond of them, versus the way the villagers look wholesome and inoffensive from the outside looking in. The Animal Crossing community has embraced the Bill Wibbly meme, now using the phrase “Bill Wibbly” to describe a villager they don’t want on their island. Others have taken to blaming the fictional Bill Wibbly for other misfortunes in-game, like when beloved ACNH villagers leave their island unexpectedly.

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The Bill Wibbly meme originated from user elderly-scrolls on Tumblr, with a hand-drawn smiling pink bear wearing a yellow shirt and blue pants. The caption reads: “animal crossing players are like ‘i HATE bill wibbly, he’s a B***ARD and i want him OFF my island, he KILLED my family and BURNT my crops’ and then i look up bill wibbly or whatever and he looks like.” The post has been reblogged on Tumblr over 119,000 times and shared widely on other social media networks. Animal Crossing has generated many memes online since its release, most recently an ACNH fan recreated a SpongeBob SquarePants meme using an Animal Crossing gyroid that resembles the Nickelodeon character.

Who Is Bill Wibbly? The Villager Everyone Wants Off Their Island

Is Bill Wibbly An Actual Animal Crossing Villager ACNH Hand Drawn Meme

Since the original post went viral, Animal Crossing fans have created art of Bill Wibbly in the ACNH villager art style, such as that shared by user StrawberryR on Reddit, styled Bill Wibbly outfits in the game, and even cosplayed as the character. Popular Animal Crossing Youtuber, Crossing Channel, made a video discussing the Bill Wibbly meme and the character’s cult status in the Animal Crossing community, as well as all the memes the Bill Wibbly character has spawned since the original post.

The popularity of the Bill Wibbly meme demonstrates how active the Animal Crossing community is. Animal Crossing was Twitter’s most-discussed 2020 game, and Animal Crossing: New Horizons swiftly became the unofficial game of quarantine. While Animal Crossing: New Horizons may have missed out on some gaming accolades, like Game Of The Year going to the critically acclaimed The Last Of Us 2, the community’s love of the game and the memes it spawns shows Animal Crossing: New Horizons won the hearts of many in 2020, and continues to thrive in 2022.

Next: Animal Crossing’s Most Ridiculous Vacation Home Requests

Source: elderly-scrolls/Tumblr, StrawberryR/Reddit, Crossing Channel/Youtube


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