Annie

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Annie
Annie1.png
Species Sea anemone
Height
Hair color Pink / Green
Eye color
Age
Gender Female
Relations
Location Booyah Base
Shop S Icon Cooler Heads.png Cooler Heads
S2 Icon SplatNet Gear Shop.png SplatNet Gear Shop
Members
Oh, um... hello.
— Annie upon the player entering Cooler Heads

Annie (Japanese: アネモ Anemo) is a character in the Splatoon series. She is a shy sea anemone with a clownfish named Moe living in her hair. In Splatoon, she owns the headgear shop, Cooler Heads, in Booyah Base. In Splatoon 2 and Splatoon 3, she runs the SplatNet Gear Shop in SplatNet 2 and SplatNet 3, respectively.

Appearance

Annie has pink tentacles with pastel green tips that serve as her hair and house Moe. Her skin is a pale beige color similar to shopkeepers like Sheldon and Flow. She has cyan eyes with hot pink pupils and baby blue sclera, along with purple eyelids and eyelashes. Annie wears a shiny indigo star shaped accessory in her hair and black glasses. She has magenta headphones around her neck and a chartreuse jacket emblazoned with magenta and aqua blue squids. Annie also wears a dark teal dress, orange tights with black squids on them, and black biker boots.

Personality and traits

Annie has a shy personality, being extremely reserved and constantly ruminating, but she has many secret fans. When speaking, she usually trails off after some time, gradually getting quieter. She experiences difficulty greeting customers, and according to Callie and Marie in the Squid Sisters Stories, she moved online to the SplatNet 2 Shop because she got flustered too easily. According to The Art of Splatoon, despite her shyness, she has an exciting writing style, in addition to being a great artist. The book also says she is prone to having outbursts from time to time, though this is never seen in-game.

Moe the clownfish lives atop her head. He talks a big game, but he staunchly refuses to leave the safety of Annie's head.[1] It is hinted at in the nineteenth Sunken Scroll that Moe is the one manipulating Annie, reading, "Is the big fluffy one providing shelter for the little fishy one, or is the little fishy one manipulating the big fluffy one? We may never know..."

Annie's version of DJ Lee Fish's song Lookin' Fresh has louder treble, meaning emphasized vocals and minimal percussion, giving it a weaker sound overall. This is a reflection of her shy, detached personality, as well as the fact that she sells gear for the top part of the buyer's body, hence the emphasis on the treble.

Quotes

USA English (North America)

  • "O-oh... Hello. I-I'm very sorry, but um... I'm afraid we have... a sort of rule here, you see. We don't sell to people who aren't, um, fresh enough. Once you reach, say... Level 4... I should be able to help you. Maybe you could visit the lobby and play some, um... regular battles? That might help you level up..." - When a player below Level 4 enters the shop.
  • " Oh... hello. So... Welcome to Cooler Heads. Feel free to, um, look around if you want. All the gear here has, you know, abilities and stuff... If you want to know more, you could press Home and look at the manual. If you're into that sort of thing... " - When a player at Level 4 or higher enters the shop for the first time.
  • "You're looking pretty fresh these days. I'll see if I have any gear to suit you..." - When entering the shop after reaching Level 5.
  • "You're like...the freshest Inkling I've ever, um, seen with my eyes... I hope my gear is good enough for you..." - When entering the shop after reaching Level 15.
  • "Oh... OH! Um, w-welcome to Cooler Heads and stuff... WOW! I, um... sorry. You... Y-you're just too fresh for words. Everyone's talking about you and, um, sorry..." - When a player at Level 20 or higher enters the shop for the first time.
  • " Oh, um...hello. You're kinda, sorta offline right now. I can't help you until you connect to the internet... " - When the player is offline.
  • "Oh, um...hello."' - When the player enters the shop.
  • "Y-you'll buy it...?" - When the player selects a piece of headgear.
  • "Y-you'll equip it...?" - When the player purchases a piece of headgear.
  • "Thanks, um, a lot! Y-you know you can tap Equip on Gamepad to swap out your gear, right?" - After the player chooses whether to equip a new piece of headgear.
  • "O-oh, I think you might already have that one..." - When the player tries to purchase headgear they already own.
  • "Oh! Um, I'm so sorry, but... it looks like maybe you forgot your money at home... " - When the player does not have enough Cash.

Europe English (Europe and Oceania)

  • "Ahh... hello... Oh! I...I'm very sorry, but... Well, the thing is... I'm afraid we have... a sort of rule here, you see... We don't sell to people who aren't fresh enough... Maybe if you reach, say... Level 4... I might be able to help you then...? If you go to the Lobby, and play some, ermmm... Turf Wars...? That might help your level go up..."' - Annie on not being level 4.
  • "Ahh...hello... Welcome to Cooler Heads... I hope you'll take a look around... All the gear here has, you know, abilities and stuff... If you want to know more, you could press [Home] and look at the manual... If you... like... "' - Annie upon entering the shop for the first time above level 4
  • "Ahh... Hello."' - When the player enters the shop.
  • "Y-You'll buy it...?" - When the player selects a piece of headgear.
  • "Y-You'll equip it...?" - When the player purchases a piece of headgear.
  • "Th...Thank you very much! Y...You know you can touch, um, equip on Gamepad to equip your gear, right?" - After the player chooses whether to equip a new piece of headgear.
  • "O...Oh, I think you might already have that one..." - When the player tries to purchase headgear they already own.
  • "Ahhhh... I'm awfully sorry, but... It looks like you don't have quite enough money" - When the player does not have enough Cash.

Japan Japanese

When a player below Level 4 enters the shop:

  • 「…ぁっ、ぃらっしゃいませぇ… …はわぁ! すみません… ここのお店はぁ… ぁのぅ… すみません… イカしてないコには 売れない決まりで… ランク4になれば… ちょっとは イカしたコになれるかと… ロビーに行って、 ナワバリバトルを何回かすれば… ランクは 上がると思うんですぅ」
(...Ah, w-welcome... ...Oh my! Sorry... This shop... Um... Sorry... We have a rule not to sell anything to unfresh kids... It seems you get to Level 4 and... You'll be a little fresh... You'll get your level up as you play the Turf War several times... I think.)

When a player at Level 4 or higher enters the store for the first time:

  • 「…ぁっ、ぃらっしゃいませぇ おかしら堂に ようこそ… よかったら… 見て行ってくださぃ… それぞれのギアには バトルで効果を発揮する ギアパワーがついてるのでぇ… くわしくは、Homeを押して 「?」説明書を 確認してください…」
(...Ah, w-welcome to Cooler Heads... If you want... please take a look around... All of the gear comes with abilities that will help you in b-battle... Please press Home and tap 「?」 if you want to learn more...)

When the player selects a piece of clothing:

  • 「買ってぃきます…?」
(Are you going to buy it...?)
When the player purchases a piece of clothing:
  • 「そうびしてぃきます…?」
(Are you going to e-equip it...?)
After the player chooses whether to equip a new piece of clothing:
  • 「ぁりがとぅござぃましたぁあぁ〜 ギアを変えるのはぁGamepadの カスタマイズをタッチで、お願いしますぅ」
(T-thank you very much~ T-to change your gear, touch "customize" on Gamepad, p-please.)

When the player does not have enough Cash:

  • 「…えっ、ぁ、すぃません、 おカネ 足りなぃぽいです…」
(...Eh, ah, s-sorry, you don't seem to have enough money...) - When the player does not have enough Cash.

Trivia

  • Annie's name is a pun on the word "anemone," as it sounds like the "ane" in "anemone". Moe's name completes the pun.
  • It is possible that Annie has a romantic interest in Sheldon. However, this possibility is only mentioned in Chapter 4 of the Squid Sisters Stories[2] when Callie blurts out in excitement, "Do you think Annie and Sheldon...?!" to which Marie responds, smiling, "No way, not a chance."
    • In the same chapter, according to Crusty Sean, Annie was also looking for a new gig and had kept herself busy decorating weapons at Ammo Knights. The more she did it, the more she felt a detail-oriented part-time job suited her perfectly. This is probably what inspired her to start the online retail service, SplatNet Gear Shop.
  • Annie was on Team Chaos for the Chaos vs. Order Splatfest, with her reasoning that it matches the eccentric gear abilities she sells in her online shop.[3]
  • Annie seems to be slightly skeptical of Spyke, as seen in the Splatoon 2 relationship chart, in which she states "He seems dangerous..." [4] Additionally, in Inkopolis Plaza, the alleyway that Spyke inhabits is directly opposite Cooler Heads, Annie's shop. This connection could be a reference to sea urchins and sea anemones being natural enemies.

Gallery

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese アネモ
Anemo
From アネモネ anemone
Netherlands Dutch Annie[5]
Anne[6]
Given name, resembling part of anemoon (anemone)
Canada and France French Anne Given name, resembling part of anémone (anemone)
Germany German Anne-Mona Combination of the names Anne and Mona, resembling Anemone.
Italy Italian Anemonica From anemone and Monica, a female given name
Russia Russian Аня[7]
Anya
Энни[8]
Enni
Russian given name, possibly from анемон anemon, anemone

Transcription of English name
Spain Spanish Némona From anémona (anemone)
China Chinese 帽葵[9]
Màokuí
小葵[10]
Xiǎokuí
From 帽 (hat) and 海葵 (sea anemone)

From 小 (little) and 海葵 (sea anemone)

References

  1. Twitter Post from Japanese Splatoon Twitter.
  2. Nintendo Official English Splatoon Website, Squid Sisters Stories
  3. Squid Research Lab Live from Squid Research Lab: Annie: Team Chaos
  4. Twitter NintendoVS Twitter - Splatoon 2 relationship chart
  5. Sunken Scroll 9 (Splatoon 2), Squid Sisters Stories, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Splatoon 3
  6. Splatoon 2 Direct and by Murch in Splatoon 2 only
  7. Squid Sisters Stories
  8. Pre-release material
  9. From the official Chinese release of the Splatoon artbook
  10. Splatoon 3