Tortimer is a recurring character from the Animal Crossing series. He is the mayor in the town that the player moves into, excluding Animal Crossing: New Leaf where he is spending retirement on the island. His name is a portmanteau of the name 'Mortimer' and the word 'turtle' or 'tortoise'. During the Acorn Festival, he wears an acorn mask and says that his name is 'Cornimer'.


Animal Crossing series

Tortimer first appeared in Animal Forest for the Nintendo 64 and later Animal Crossing for the GameCube. He is the mayor in the game and appears during special events where he gives the player a gift that pertains in one way or another to the holiday. He retains his role as mayor in Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: City Folk, where he can be seen in the background of the town hall doing business. In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, he retired from the role of mayor, allowing the character to become mayor.

Super Smash Bros. series

Tortimer appeared as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Wii. He, and Cornimer (see above) can also be found occasionally in the background of the Smashville stage. The following is Tortimer's trophy description:

"The mayor of the player's town. Usually in his office in the town hall, he emerges on holidays to usher in special festivities. He's a busy fellow who also serves as the record keeper for fishing and bug-catching tournaments. He cuts a very dashing figure in his hat and bow tie. There may be some link between him and Cornimer, who appears at the fall Acorn Festival."