Brittany (ブリトニー?) is one of the three leaders in Pikmin 3. She visits PNF-404, along with Alph and her captain, Charlie in search of food for the hungry planet of Koppai. She is a botanist, who is responsible of keeping track of the fruit found on the planet and juices produced by the crew. She is the first playable female character in the Pikmin series.
Brittany has a pointed nose, small black eyes, and shoulder-length pink hair. She wears glasses with dark red frames, a bulky space suit with a transparent helmet, whistle, and an antenna. Her gloves and boots are the same shade of pink as her hair, as is the light atop her helmet's antenna. Differentiating her from all other leaders are some feminine touches: her suit ends in a small skirt highlighted in pink, and a gap in the sole of her boots gives the impression of a modest heel.
In prerelease versions, both her spacesuit and antenna-light were colored yellow.
Brittany is, for the most part, a caring and friendly individual. She takes her role as the crew's botanist very seriously, making note of every piece of fruit the crew finds, and also portioning out the helpings of juice delivered at the end of each day. Brittany is a bit of a glutton, humorously noted for retaining the largest portions of juice among her fellow crewmates. Alph does suspect that she tends to take slightly more than her share of juice, but Brittany will always shrug it off and insist that she is handing out equal portions, implying she is also fairly dishonest. She also seems to have a liking for all things cute, particularly the Pikmin and some of the fruit she encounters.
Brittany appears to have a mostly friendly, if not flirty relationship with Alph, sometimes calling him "Alphie" in an affectionate way and always preferring to talk with him instead of Charlie. However, she seems to have a disliking for Charlie, noted by insulting his favorite color when mentioning the green color of Dawn Pustules and suspecting that he was 'hogging all the fruit to himself' before rescuing him in Distant Tundra. She will also consider giving him portions of juice even smaller than Alph's. Brittany also seems to get lonely and homesick easily, as seen in the Fruit Files, where she says she misses her family and frequently relates fruit to her Auntie Bea, who she is particularly fond of.
Knowing that the Pikmin are plants themselves, Brittany has a deep respect and care toward them, lamenting the loss of any Pikmin to large creatures or bosses.
In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
Brittany's name can be referencing to Botany (a name given to Biology that specialize in plants), as Brittany is a scientist in this field of Biology.
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