Harvest Moon: BtN/FoMT Mystery: Who is the Little Girl in the Opening Scene?
Hello, welcome to those of you who are new to this blog. In this post, I will talk about one of the most famous mysteries in Harvest Moon: Back to Nature and Friends of Mineral Town, i.e. Pete's childhood friend.
You might be wondering, who is the little girl in the opening scene, actually? Okay, let me explain the rumors and the truth to you.
When Pete was a kid, he and his Grandfather who was a farmer, came to Mineral Town in the Summer.
He met a little girl. They talked and sang together on the top of Mother Hill. From then on, they became best friends.
But when the holiday ends, Pete would return to the city. He made a promise to the little girl that he will come back to Mineral Town.
The rumor: The little girl is Aja
Aja is Manna's and Duke's daughter, who had long disappeared. Some players just said that Aja disappears because she follows Pete into the city.
There is also a rumor saying that if we do not marry until the 18th year, then Aja will return to Mineral Town and you will marry her. This rumor has not been proven true because no one has ever proven it directly.
And I think it doesn't make sense. Why do we have to wait until the 18th year to meet her? We may be getting old first while waiting for her return to Mineral Town. Haha.
The truth: That little girl is the woman you marry or has the highest friendship points
I think many fans would agree if the little girl is a woman who you marry. You'll know the truth in the third year. There will be a scene where you are invited to Mother Hill by your wife.
She will admit that she is your childhood friend. She says, "ahh this brings back memories..how many years has it been since we talked together like this here? Do you remember? What we promised...I waited all the time..for you."
Then will appear a flashback with the little girl.
If you don't believe it, just try replaying Harvest Moon: Back to Nature on PS4 or PS5 and marry a different woman. If you don't want to play it back, just ask other players whether they also find the same event or not.
Whoever woman you marry, whether it's Ann, Elli, Karen, Mary, or Popuri, you'll get the scene as described above.
But if you decided not to marry anyone, a girl who has the highest friendship level will invite you.
The developer of Harvest Moon: BtN/FoMT is very smart to make players curious because they also do not mention directly who she is in the beginning.
But I think the developer had clearly explained who the little girl was, from the story.
The little girl is just a character who presents 5 women (6 in FoMT, including Harvest Goddess) you can choose to marry.
If you notice, the six women must have little similarities in appearance and personality. Yes, although there are also many differences.
So don't let that little girl be the reference to the woman you want to marry. Just choose the woman you love, and then she will be the little girl.
Okay, who is the girl who looks the most like her?
If you force me to pick which girl is closest to the little girl, I will choose Elli.
Why do I choose Elli?
Because when observed in terms of dress, hair, and personality, I think it's pretty similar to the little girl.
How about the Harvest Goddess?
She may have a similarity, but I have no good reason to choose her.
Now you already know that the little girl is your best friend or a woman who will become your wife later.
All the marriageable characters have the same opportunity to become the little girl. She is a character who represents all the marriage candidates.
Read also: The Rumor of the Golden Lumber and Blessed Tools - Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf Valley