Tom Nook

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Thomas Q. Nook IV

Nook is responsible for uneven distribution of income
Nationality Raccoon-American
Occupation Ripping gullible animals off Self-owned small business
Predecessor Thomas Q. Nook III (Animal Forest, only in Japan)
Successor Thomas Q. Nook VI (Animal Crossing: Robot Invasion)
Website, or (for moar fish n' chips)

Thomas Q. Nook IV (or V in Wild World, or possibly VI in City Folk) is a mammalian fascist venture capitalist responsible for the Animal Crossing pandemic. He is supposedly a reliable vendor of such varying goods as shirts, wallpaper, flooring, flowers, tools, and the occasional piece of intoxicating candy. He is allegedly the owner of the real estate market.

His operation of running a fascist village proved successful, by planting a "mayor" named Tortimer as the figurehead for operations, using two of his pet birds to run the post office, taking over the housing market a la Ben Bernanke, not donating to the arts by building a crappy museum with nothing in it and making the citizens donate crap, monopolizing the turnip stock market, and by not giving people a choice where to shop and sell their tools and "furniture" (that one can't actually use), thuand s giving them next to nothing on sales in his shop, and the opportunity to buy some useless furniture that costs a bundle.

Nook was born to a Barnes and Noble Nook and an Amazon Kindle back in the day, when raccoons were produced by computers during the Microchip Era. He set to take over a village and give his tyrannical reign there. He did so, and made a bunch of poor animals sad.

Some have tried to stop Nook's monopoly, or at least it seems. Crazy Redd, owner of Crazy Redd's Market, home of all the counterfeit paintings you and your family would ever need, GracieGrace, where only snotty spoiled teenage girls shop and one must literally give an arm and a leg to simply get a shirt vaguely resembling a sandwich, and some peddling idiots, including one that shine shoes, one that collects old wallpaper, and one that just looks funny. Truth is Nook is unstoppable and he owns them too.

Nook employs slave labor through his children when his shop becomes the department store Nookington's, where he forces the trade of conning people out of their wages, through the selling of low-quality merchandise, so they will become in effect much like their daddy.

He has an obsession with putting people in unmanageable debt through his monopolization of the housing market, making citizens first work a part time job delivering furniture, mailing advertisements, and posting drunken slurs on the town billboard, and when all the odd jobs he is too lazy to complete are finally done, he makes you fish, trap bugs, dig dinosaur dung out of the ground, and other such measures to pay it off. Then he simply forces you to let him renovate your house, and the vicious cycle starts again, only with more debt and meaningless activities each time.

Tom Nook's loyalty card scheme is widely believed to be a key fundraiser for the Animal Mafia - his roots with the organized crime group are well known. He was briefly arrested a few years ago for a museum heist, in which millions of bells worth of moths and fish were stolen.