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 owns Higgins' Workshop.
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 appears quite early in the game, when Presley is giving out the last commission of the day and Higgins snatches it it from his hands; even so, Presley describes him as a very hard-working man who does great work and who 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.
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.
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, you can spar Higgins. Furthermore, you can steal from Higgins' furnaces when there are metal bars visible in them. If Higgins sees you, he'll immediately spar you, (which will cost you -15 stamina) but other than that, there are currently no consequences to stealing from him.
He has short dark hair, a wide, cleft chin, piercing brown eyes and wears a blue/white-checkered shirt, a blue slipover, a lime-green tie, brown belt and a jeans.
At the end of the day, he returns home, which is inside his workshop. His home is open from 7:00 AM to 21:00 PM.
- Paces outside the Commerce Hall until 8:00 am when it opens. As soon as it's opened he dashes in and takes a commission off the board (usually the best one).
|7:00||Running to the Commerce Guild from Higgins' Workshop.|
|7:30||Waits for the Commerce Guild to open in Peach Plaza.|
|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.|
Higgins' preferences are unknown due to the fact that he cannot receive gifts from the player and there is currently nothing in the game files about him for gifting.
Developing a friendly relationship with Higgins unlocks new dialogue that reveals more about Higgins and gives you access to special relationship perks.
- First meeting
- Mission: Assemble Dee Dee Transport: Don't get in my way, I'm going to get the most Dee-Dees done!
- Happy Solstice. What? Didn't see that one coming? We'll resume being competitors tomorrow.
Higgins will spar with you three times per day. Higgins is eligible for sparring.