Higgins hails from a poor family on the outskirts of Portia. From a young age, Higgins learned the connection between money and status, vowing to make as much money as he can and never let his family be poor again. Higgins became a madman workaholic Builder on a mission, which is to be number one no matter the cost or method.


Higgins is a villain that the player must confront during the main storyline of the game. He is a hard-working builder and has the highest ranking workshop when the player character arrives in Portia.

He harbors resentment and jealousy toward the player because they moved into Pa's workshop for free and suddenly start getting so much positive attention from the people in town. He is one of the first characters that the player meets in My Time at Portia, first seen snatching the last commission of the day from Presley's hand as Presley attempts to give it to the player. Even so, Presley describes him as a very hard-working man who does great work and has a fabulous workshop.

Higgins' Workshop is located in Central Plaza near the Barber Shop and Portia Times. When the player gets close to the workshop, he sometimes reacts aggressively and accuses the player of stealing. He even goes so far as threatening to beat the player up if they try picking up objects near the workshop. He can be found visiting the Commerce Guild when it opens every weekday morning; otherwise, he is typically near his workshop.

Personal lifeEdit

Due to his position as rival, Higgins' relationship with the player will always be Nemesis. As such, Higgins cannot gain relationship points, receive gifts, play Rock, Paper, Scissors, or any other social interactions. However, Higgins can be sparred. Furthermore, the player can steal from Higgins' furnaces when there are metal bars visible in them. If Higgins sees the player doing so, he'll immediately spar them (which will cost the player 15Icon SP) but other than that, there are currently no consequences to stealing from him.

Physical appearanceEdit

Higgins has short dark hair, a wide, cleft chin, and piercing brown eyes that are always in a squint. He wears a white collared shirt with a light blue grid pattern, a blue vest, a lime-green tie, brown belt and a jeans.

Related charactersEdit

Higgins has no social network, though Presley appreciates his hard work and Antoine cares enough about him that he called the Civil Corps to look for Higgins when he once missed a day of work due to being passed out in an abandoned ruin.


At the end of the day, he returns home within his workshop. His home is open from 7:00 - 21:00.

Time Location
7:00 Running to the Commerce Guild from Higgins' Workshop.
7:30 Waits outside the Commerce Guild in Peach Plaza until 8:00. As soon as it's opened he dashes in and takes a commission off the board (usually the best one).
8:00 Enters the Commerce Guild, looks at the Commissions Board, and takes the best one.
9:00 Leaves the Commerce Guild to arrive at Higgins' Workshop by 9:45.

Time Location

Time Location
10:30 Enters Church of the Light and listens to Lee's sermon.
15:30 Leaves Church of the Light to arrive at ??? verify ]


Higgins' preferences are unknown due to the fact that he cannot receive gifts from the player and there is currently no gifting information for him in the game files.

Social interactionsEdit

Interactions: Social talk Social spar

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Social talk ChatEdit

First meeting
  • Higgins ED 001
    You must be...the competition! Whatever! The more the merrier! Bring it on!
  • Higgins ED 002
    My workshop will always be number one! Now and forever! You should remember that.
  • Higgins ED 003
    Commissions, commissions. The more the better!
  • Higgins ED 004
    What is it? Time is money and I don't have all day!


  • Social talk

Winter Solstice
  • Social talk Happy Solstice. What? Didn't see that one coming? We'll resume being competitors tomorrow.

Social spar SparEdit

Higgins can normally spar with the player up to three times per day, though there are two additional chances to spar with him.

Note that the level in the table below is Higgins's base level at the start of the game. Higgins's actual level can be higher because Higgins will level up over time.

Social spar Level: 10
Relationship Rewards
1st 2nd 3rd Steal a bar
- - - -

Additional opportunitiesEdit

Each workday, a Copper or Bronze Bar will spawn in one of Higgins's Industrial Furnaces outside his workshop, which he will pick up once he returns between 9:00-9:45 from claiming a commission from the Commerce Guild board. If the player picks up the bar while in his presence, he will immediately incite a match with the player, which will count towards their daily spar count if they have not hit the maximum yet, but will still occur if the daily maximum has already been reached. Therefore, if the player has already sparred Higgins three times that day prior to stealing his ingot, it is possible to spar Higgins four times per day.

The Brightest Star allows the player to spar Higgins during the course of the mission, making it possible to spar five times with him on that day, once per character file.

Social mission MissionsEdit

Legend: MAPICON main2MAPICON branch2 major • MAPICON main1MAPICON branch1 minor • Social play friendship • Social date romance

  • MAPICON main2 Main missions are listed in chronological order, based on the chronology list.
  • MAPICON branch2 Secondary missions are listed in alphabetical order.
  • Indented missions indicate succession of the previously listed mission. Further missions in its timeline are in chronological order.

Main missionsEdit

While not directly involved in many main missions, Higgins can take the mission-related commissions from the Commission Board fairly quickly if the player does not take them; most notably, Higgins will always take one Assemble Dee-Dee Transport commission immediately unless all commissions are posted on a weekend, preventing the player from getting the City Transporter achievement.

Secondary missionsEdit

MAPICON branch2 A Regrettable Deal
Higgins hopes to work with you to construct a diagram he designed. You need to help collect some of the materials for him.
MAPICON branch2 Grand Theft Pickaxe
Higgins said you stole his Bronze Pickaxe. What are you going to do?
MAPICON branch1 The Brightest Star
Dr. Xu and Phyllis are chatting about something you are not supposed to hear. What are they planning?


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