Tom Nook is one of the many characters from the Animal Crossing series. He is best known for being the shop owner, regardless of what game you play in the series. Nook also likes to upgrade your house without you expecting it and still expecting you to pay him back.
Nook debuted in the Summer 2003 Contest, where he was blown away by Crono in the first round. He returned in the Summer 2007 Contest where he finished third in a match featuring Marcus Fenix, Kefka, and Zelos Wilder. In the Summer 2008 Contest, Nook would leave early again after losing (along with Lloyd Irving) to Mega Man X and Mudkip.