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Alex
Information
Birthday:  Summer 13
Lives In: Pelican Town
Address: 1 River Road
Family:

George (Grandfather)

Evelyn (Grandmother)

Friends:

Haley

Marriage: Yes
Best Gifts: Complete Breakfast

Salmon Dinner

“Alex loves sports and hanging out at the beach. He is quite arrogant and brags to everyone that he is going to be a professional athlete. Is his cockiness just a facade to mask his crushing self-doubt? Is he using his sports dream to fill the void left by the disappearance of his parents? Or is he just a brazen youth trying to 'look cool?'”
Dev Update #12

Alex is a villager who lives in the house southeast of Pierre's General Store. Alex is one of the twelve characters available to marry.

Schedule

During Spring, Alex exits his home at 8AM unless it is raining. He stands by the tree to the right of his house but moves towards the left of the fenced-in area in the afternoon.

During Summer, he can be found on the beach in the morning and running the ice cream stand left of the museum in the afternoon.

 Spring

Monday-Tuesday

Time Location
8:00 AM Leaves his room to go outside and stand beneath nearby tree.
8.20 AM Arrives next to the tree.
1:00 PM Leaves the tree to go back to his room.
1.20 PM Arrives in his room and lifts weights.
4:00 PM Leaves his room to go stand outside by the dog pen.
4:20 PM Arrives next to the dog pen.
6:30 PM Goes back into his house and stands in the entryway.
8:00 PM Goes to his room and stands by his dresser.
10:00 PM Goes to bed.

Wednesday

Time Location
8:00 AM Leaving his room to go outside and stand beneath nearby tree.
12:00 PM Goes to Haley and Emily's house.
1:00 PM Inside Haley and Emily's house.
4:30 PM Leaves Haley and Emily's house to go stand by the dog pen.
5:10 PM Standing by the dog pen.
6:40 PM Goes back into his house and stands in the entryway.
8:00 PM Goes to his room and stands by his dresser.
10:00 PM Goes to bed.

Thursday-Sunday

Time Location
8:00 AM Leaves his room to go outside and stand beneath nearby tree.
8.20 AM Arrives next to the tree.
1:00 PM Leaves the tree to go back to his room.
1.20 PM Arrives in his room and lifts weights.
4:00 PM Leaves his room to go stand outside by the dog pen.
4:20 PM Arrives next to the dog pen.
6:30 PM Goes back into his house and stands in the entryway.
8:00 PM Goes to his room and stands by his dresser.
10:00 PM Goes to bed.

Rainy day

Time Location
8:00 AM Leaves his room and stands in the entryway.
1:00 PM Goes to his room to lift weights.
4:00 PM Leaves his room to go stand outside by the dog pen.
4:20 PM Arrives next to the dog pen.
6:30 PM Goes back into his house and stands in the entryway.
8:00 PM Goes to his room and stands by his dresser.
10:00 PM Goes to bed.
 Summer

Monday and Tuesday

Time Location
7:50 AM Leaves home to go to beach.
8:50 AM On the beach.
12:00 PM Leaving beach to go work at ice cream stand.
1:00 PM Working at ice cream stand next to museum/library.
5:00 PM Heads home.
6:00 PM At home, lifting weights in his room.
7:00 PM Goes to stand in front entryway of house.
8:00 PM Goes to his room to stand by his dresser.
10:00 PM Goes to bed.

Tuesday (16th)

Time Location
8:00 AM Leaving his room to go outside and stand beneath nearby tree.
10:30 AM Goes to clinic.
11:00 AM In clinic waiting room.
1:40 PM Clinic examination room.
4:00 PM Heads home.
4:50 PM Standing in his room.

Wednesday

Time Location
8:00 AM Leaving his room to go outside and stand beneath nearby tree.
12:00 PM Goes to Haley and Emily's house.
1:00 PM Inside Haley and Emily's house.
4:30 PM Leaves Haley and Emily's house to go stand by the dog pen.
5:10 PM Standing by the dog pen.
6:40 PM Goes back into his house and stands in the entryway.
8:00 PM Goes to his room and stands by his dresser.
10:00 PM Goes to bed.

Thursday-Sunday

Time Location
7:50 AM Leaves home to go to beach.
8:50 AM On the beach.
12:00 PM Leaving beach to go work at ice cream stand.
1:00 PM Working at ice cream stand next to museum/library.
5:00 PM Heads home.
6:00 PM At home, lifting weights in his room.
7:00 PM Goes to stand in front entryway of house.
8:00 PM Goes to his room to stand by his dresser.
10:00 PM Goes to bed.

Rainy day

Time Location
8:00 AM Leaves his room and stands in the entryway.
1:00 PM Goes to his room to lift weights.
4:00 PM Leaves his house to go stand by the dog pen.
6:30 PM Goes back into his house and stands in the entryway.
8:00 PM Goes to his room and stands by his dresser.
10:00 PM Goes to bed.
 Fall

Monday and Tuesday

Time Location
8:00 AM Leaving his room to go outside and stand beneath nearby tree.
1:00 PM Goes to his room to lift weights.
4:00 PM Leaves his house to go stand by the dog pen.
6:30 PM Goes back into his house and stands in the entryway.
8:00 PM Goes to his room and stands by his dresser.
10:00 PM Goes to bed.

Wednesday

Time Location
8:00 AM Leaving his room to go outside and stand beneath nearby tree.
12:00 PM Goes to Haley and Emily's house.
1:00 PM Inside Haley and Emily's house.
4:30 PM Leaves Haley and Emily's house to go stand by the dog pen.
5:10 PM Standing by the dog pen.
6:40 PM Goes back into his house and stands in the entryway.
8:00 PM Goes to his room and stands by his dresser.
10:00 PM Goes to bed.

Thursday-Sunday

Time Location
8:00 AM Leaving his room to go outside and stand beneath nearby tree.
1:00 PM Goes to his room to lift weights.
4:00 PM Leaves his house to go stand by the dog pen.
6:30 PM Goes back into his house and stands in the entryway.
8:00 PM Goes to his room and stands by his dresser.
10:00 PM Goes to bed.

Rainy day

Time Location
8:00 AM Leaves his room and stands in the entryway.
1:00 PM Goes to his room to lift weights.
4:00 PM Leaves his house to go stand by the dog pen.
6:30 PM Goes back into his house and stands in the entryway.
8:00 PM Goes to his room and stands by his dresser.
10:00 PM Goes to bed.
 Winter

Monday

Time Location
9:30 AM Leaves his house to go to the Spa.
3:00 PM Leaves the gym section of the Spa, heads home to his room.
5:30 PM Stands in his bedroom
6:30 PM Stands by the dog kennel.
7:30 PM Goes back inside his house and stands by the kitchen.
9:00 PM Goes back to his bedroom and stands by his dresser.
10:30 PM Goes to bed.

Tuesday

Time Location
9:00 AM Leaves his house to go to the Spa.
11:30 AM Arrives at the Spa and spends time in the men's locker room working out.
3:00 PM Goes home from the Spa.
5:30 PM Stands in his room.
6:30 PM Stands by the dog kennel.
7:30 PM Goes back inside his house and stands by the kitchen.
9:00 PM Goes back to his bedroom and stands by his dresser.
10:30 PM Goes to bed.

Wednesday

Time Location
8:00 AM Exits his house and stands beneath the tree to the right of his house.
1:00 PM Re-enters his house and goes to his room to lift weights.
4:00 PM Leaves his house to go stand by the dog pen.
6:30 PM Goes back into his house and stands in the entryway.
8:00 PM Goes to his room and stands by his dresser.
10:00 PM Goes to bed.

Thursday

Time Location
8:00 AM In bedroom.
9:00 AM Heads to Spa.
11:00 AM Reaches Spa, hangs out in men's locker room.
3:00 PM Leaves Spa.
5:30 PM Goes to his room.
6:30 PM Stands next to dog pen.
7:30 PM Stands in entry way.
9:00 PM Goes back to his room.
10:00 PM Goes to bed.

Friday

Time Location
8:00 AM Waits next to his bed.
9:00 AM Leaves his house to go to the Spa.
11:50 AM Works out at mens locker room.
3:00 PM Goes back to his house from Spa.
5:40 PM Goes to his room.
6:30 PM Leaves his house to go stand by the dog pen.
7:30 PM Returns home
8:00 PM Goes to his room and stands by his dresser.
10:00 PM Goes to bed.

Saturday

Time Location
8:00 AM Waits next to his bed.
9:00 AM Leaves his house to go to the Spa.
11:50 AM Works out at mens locker room.
3:00 PM Goes back to his house from Spa.
5:40 PM Goes to his room.
6:30 PM Leaves his house to go stand by the dog pen.
8:00 PM Goes to his room and stands by his dresser.
10:00 PM Goes to bed.

Sunday

Time Location
8:00 AM Leaves his house and goes to the Spa.
12:00 PM Gym at Spa
3:30 PM Leaves the Spa.
5:40 PM Goes to his room.
6:30 PM Leaves his room to stand by the dog kennel.
7:30 PM Goes inside his house and stands by the kitchen.
9:00 PM Goes back to his room and stands by his dresser.
10:40 PM Goes to bed.
 Marriage

Monday

Time Location
8:00 AM Leaves farm to go to town.
10:00 AM Arrives at Grandparents House and stands in kitchen.
6:00 PM Heads back to farm.
7:30 PM Arrives back at farmhouse.
10:00 PM Goes to bed.

Relationships

Alex lives with his grandparents, George and Evelyn. He is friends with Haley. He also has a dog Dusty. You can find Dusty's name from Pam or from Alex in a cut scene.

Parents 
(Spoilers) He previously lived with his mother Clara, that he had a very close relationship with. He expresses a deep hatred for his father, who was an alcoholic and verbally abusive to him. Twelve years prior to The Player arriving in Pelican Town, Alex moved in with George and Evelyn, after his mother passed away.

Gifts

Main article: Friendship

You can give Alex up to two gifts per week (plus one on his birthday), which will raise or lower his friendship with you. Gifts on his birthday (Summer 13) will have 8× effect and show a unique dialogue.
For loved or liked gifts, Alex will say

“You remembered my birthday? I'm impressed. Thanks.”
“Oh, is it my birthday today? I guess it is. Thanks. This is nice.”

For neutral gifts, Alex will say

“For my birthday? Thanks.”

For disliked or hated gifts, Alex will say

“It's my birthday and you give me this? Is this some kind of joke?”

Love

“Hey, awesome! I love this stuff!”
Image Name Description Source Ingredients
Alex Happy.png
Complete Breakfast.png
Complete Breakfast You'll feel ready to take on the world! Cooking Fried Egg (1) Milk (1) Hashbrowns (1) Pancakes (1)
Salmon Dinner.png
Salmon Dinner The lemon spritz makes it special. Cooking Salmon (1) Amaranth (1) Kale (1)

Like

“This is cool! Thanks.”
Image Name Description Source
Alex Happy.png

Neutral

“Thanks!”
Image Name Description Source
Alex Neutral.png
Chanterelle.png
Chanterelle A tasty mushroom with a fruity smell and slightly peppery flavor. Foraging - Fall
Common Mushroom.png
Common Mushroom Slightly nutty, with a good texture Foraging - Fall
Daffodil.png
Daffodil A traditional spring flower that makes a nice gift. Foraging - Spring
Dandelion.png
Dandelion Not the prettiest flower, but the leaves make a good salad. Foraging - Spring
Hazelnut.png
Hazelnut That's one big hazelnut! Foraging - Fall
Leek.png
Leek A tasty relative of the onion. Foraging - Spring
Morel.png
Morel Sought after for its unique nutty flavor. Foraging - Spring
Purple Mushroom.png
Purple Mushroom A rare mushroom found deep in caves. Foraging - The Mines
Snow Yam.png
Snow Yam This little yam was hiding beneath the snow. Tilling - Winter
Winter Root.png
Winter Root A starchy tuber. Tilling - Winter

Dislike

“Um... Okay. Thanks”
Image Name Description Source
Alex Concerned.png
Salmonberry.png
Salmonberry There grow on bushes during the spring. Foraging - Spring
Wild Horseradish.png
Wild Horseradish A spicy root found in the spring. Foraging - Spring

Hate

“Are you serious? This is garbage.”
Image Name Description Source
Alex Annoyed.png
Holly.png
Holly The leaves and bright red berries make a popular winter decoration. Foraging - Winter
Quartz.png
Quartz A clear crystal commonly found in caves and mines. Foraging - The Mines

Heart Events

Two Hearts

Two Hearts.png

On a sunny summer day, visit the beach when Alex is there.

Details 
You see Alex with his gridball. He greets you and tries to toss you the gridball. You fail to catch it. He laughs and says it was a nice try. He goes on to tell you he's sure that he's going to become the first professional gridball player from Stardew Valley. He asks you what you think his chances are.
  • "I believe in you!" (No effect on friendship.) Alex thanks you for your support and says that he'll remember it.
  • "Wow, you're really arrogant." (No effect on friendship.) Alex says you're a little jealous and leaves.

See cutscene video.

Four Hearts

Four Hearts.png

Enter town between 9am and 4pm.

Details 
Alex is next to the dog pen near his home. He's talking to the dog, whose name is revealed as Dusty. He comments that both he and the dog have been through a lot, and that he feels misunderstood. You come out from behind the Saloon, and Alex asks if you heard any of that.
  • "Yes, I heard everything." (No effect on friendship.)
  • "Not really... why?" (No effect on friendship.)

Either way, he says the reason he lives with his grandparents is because of his dad. His dad was an alcoholic and would verbally abuse Alex, calling him "worthless". One day his dad left, and shortly after that his mother got sick and passed away. Alex goes on to say that he shouldn't dwell on it and doesn't need sympathy. Trying to lighten the mood, Alex offers you the opportunity to see what Dusty will do for a barbecued steak.

See cutscene video.

Five Hearts

Five Hearts.png

Enter Alex's house when he's there.

Details 
You approach him while he stares at his bookcase and laments the fact that he hasn't read a single book in it. He tells you he's worried that he won't get anywhere in life without being knowledgeable, and he feels worthless.
  • "That's crazy. You're a genius!" (No effect on friendship.)
  • "We all have our strengths and weaknesses." (+50 friendship.)
  • "Worthless? Yeah, that about sums it up." (-50 friendship.)

He decides that if he works hard he can accomplish anything. He suggests that you and him have dinner and discuss philosophy.

See cutscene video.

Six Hearts

Six Hearts.png

Enter Alex's house when he's there.

Details 
He'll express doubt about being able to go pro as a gridball player. He apologizes to you for acting rude and arrogant and appreciates how you stuck with him despite all that. You'll provide some encouragement (no choices necessary) and Alex will return to his strength workout with renewed vigor.

See cutscene video.

Eight Hearts

Eight Hearts.png

On a sunny summer day, visit the beach when Alex is there.

Details 
Alex is sitting on the beach crying. You approach him and sit down next to him. He says today is the day his mother died 12 years ago. He regrets not being able to thank her for taking care of him when he was a kid. The only keepsake he has left is his mother's music box. Alex opens it and plays it for the both of you. As the music plays, you see a vision of Alex's mother happily cradling baby Alex in her arms. As the music fades, he asks what you're thinking.
  • "Honor your mother's memory by always doing your best." (No effect on friendship.) Alex agrees and says that's why he's working so hard to be a professional gridball player.
  • "You shouldn't dwell in the past." (No effect on friendship.)
  • "I'll always be here for you if you get lonely." (No effect on friendship.) Alex thanks you and bashfully says you're his best friend in the whole town. If male, he says "You... you're different than other guys. More sensitive. I'm glad."
  • "Get over it. Life is hard for everyone." (No effect on friendship.)

After calming down, he says the two of you should head back to town. Before you leave, he nervously asks you not to tell anybody that he was crying. You laugh and walk off while he hurriedly chases after you.

Ten Hearts

Ten Hearts.png

Alex will send you a letter to meet him at the Saloon after dark. After receiving the letter, enter the Saloon between 7pm and 10pm.

Details 
Alex reserves a private room for your dinner date. Gus plays the violin for you two and Emily will bring in your food.

If the player is female, Alex confesses that he's had a crush on you since the two of you first met, and although his crushes in the past faded away quickly, his feelings for you kept growing. If the player is male, Alex confesses he's been drawn to you since the two of you first met; although he denied these feelings at first, he's now decided to follow his heart.

  • "I feel the same way." (No effect on friendship.) Alex is elated that the both of you were finally able to admit your feelings to each other. He happily digs into his steak. Dusty suddenly bursts through the window, salivating at the smell of food.
  • "I'm sorry... I don't feel that way about you." (No effect on friendship.) Alex is crushed and apologizes for making you uncomfortable. He loses his appetite.

See cutscene video.

Marriage

Alex's room.
Alex lifts weights in his outdoor space

Go to the beach on a rainy day to find the Old Mariner. Talk to the Mariner to purchase the Mermaid's Pendant for 5,000g. After you give the pendant to Alex, he will accept it and agree to marriage. Marriage will occur three days later regardless of season.

Once married, Alex will move into the farmhouse. Like other marriage candidates, he will add his own room off to the side of the bedroom. He'll also setup a workout space behind the farmhouse where he'll sometimes go to lift weights.

Behavior

After marriage, Alex occasionally helps you in the following ways:

1. Takes care of farming tasks:

“ I got up early and fed all the farm animals. I hope that makes your job a little easier today.”
“ I got up early and watered some crops for you. I hope it makes your job a little easier today.”
“ I also filled <dog or cat's name> water bowl.”


2. Gifts food items to you in the morning or the evening. If inventory is full, you will not receive the item.

Breakfast

“ Hey, honey! I made you a hot breakfast...If you want to get strong, you have to eat like you mean it!”
Image Name Description Ingredients Energy Health Buff(s) Buff Duration Recipe Source(s) Sell Price
Pancakes.png
Pancakes A double stack of fluffy, soft pancakes. Wheat Flour (1) Egg (1) Energy.png 90 Health.png 40 Foraging (+2) 11m 11s

The Queen of Sauce
14 Summer, Year 1

Gus Icon.png Stardrop Saloon for 500g

80g
Omelet.png
Omelet It's super fluffy. Egg (1) Milk (1) Energy.png 100 Health.png 45 N/A N/A

The Queen of Sauce
28 Spring, Year 1

Gus Icon.png Stardrop Saloon for 500g

125g
Hashbrowns.png
Hashbrowns Crispy and golden-brown! Potato (1) Oil (1) Energy.png 90 Health.png 40 Farming (+1) 5m 35s

The Queen of Sauce
14 Spring, Year 2

Gus Icon.png Stardrop Saloon for 250g

120g

Dinner

“ I was hungry, so I made some dinner. Here, I saved you a plate.”
Image Name Description Ingredients Energy Health Buff(s) Buff Duration Recipe Source(s) Sell Price
Baked Fish.png
Baked Fish Baked fish on a bed of herbs. Sunfish (1) Bream (1) Wheat Flour (1) Energy.png 75 Health.png 33 N/A N/A

The Queen of Sauce
7 Summer, Year 1

100g
Dish o' The Sea.png
Dish o' The Sea This'll keep you warm in the cold sea air. Sardine (2) Hashbrowns (1) Energy.png 125 Health.png 56 Fishing (+3) 5m 35s Fishing Skill Icon.png Fishing Level 3 220g
Survival Burger.png
Survival Burger A convenient snack for the explorer. Bread (1) Cave Carrot (1) Eggplant (1) Energy.png 125 Health.png 56 Foraging (+3) 5m 35s Foraging Skill Icon.png Foraging Level 2 180g

Quotes

Regular 
“What do you think of my haircut?”

Only for female players

“Looks Like a good day to play catch, huh.”
“If you weren't a girl I'd ask you to play catch.”
“I'm fine just watching you from a distance.”
“Yeah, some people just aren't made for sports.”
“I want to play catch with you!”

Summer

“Mmm... I smell a barbecue. Damn I could go for a burger.”
“Hey, you look like you're getting into some good shape this summer!”

At the Flower Dance

“I'm just enjoying the scenery...hehe.”

At the Stardew Valley Fair

“I played the Strength game too many times and now my arms feel like rubber.”

After receiving a Bouquet

“...You want to get more serious? I feel the same way...I'm kind of nervous. Aren't you?”
“...!!I'll accept this...thank you. I didn't know you felt the same.”

Dating

“Hey <player's name>. Did you do something different with your hair? Something keeps grabbing my attention.”
Engagement 

After receiving the Mermaid's Pendant

“...!!!...I accept!!...I'll set everything up. We'll have the ceremony in 3 days, okay?”
“<player's name>, this is the greatest thing that could have happened...I can't wait.”
“I'm going to love being a farmer.”
When in love / Living on the farm 
“Did you get a haircut or something? You're looking pretty good today. Maybe it's all that fresh air...”
“You're very beautiful...have I told you that?”
“Come here. *squeeze*... Mmhmm. You're firming up from all that farm work.”
“I was just admiring my wedding amulet... The shell is flawless. It must have cost you a fortune!”
“Ahh... there's nothing like a good night's sleep next to my wife/husband!”
“I finally have the family life that I missed out on as a kid...thank you.”
“Make sure you stay warm this winter. I worry about your delicate skin.”
“Don't worry about me...I know you've got a lot of responsibilities outside of the house. I'm fine in here by myself!”
“If you need some quiet time to yourself, that's okay with me.”
“There's a couple things around the house that I'm going to try and fix today. Don' worry about me, I'm not bored.”
“Tell me about your day. It's good to get everything off your chest now and then.”
“Hey, did you have a good day? I'm sure tomorrow will be even better.”
“With all this space, I can really achieve a full body workout.”
“Don't ever let me get lazy. I want to stay in good shape for you!”
“I'm still getting used to cooking and doing laundry...It's not exactly my favorite, but I knew what I was getting into when I married you.”
“I feel exhausted...That's a good sign! It means I worked heard enough today.”
“It's good to push yourself to the limit, doesn't it? You really feel that you earned your place in the soft bed tonight.”
“I think I might start reading books. I don't want to become stagnant now that I'm a married guy.”
“This place is my home now...I'm happy here.”
“There's lots of room here to do my exercises. I'm making more progress than ever.”
“How's it going? I've been carrying the old gridball around with me all day. A guy can pretend...”
“Sorry if I smell...I was sweating all night in the heat.”
“Oh...the smell? I've been eating garlic all day. I'm trying to stay manly...Sorry.”
“I know you're strong, but sometimes I worry that you might get eaten by slimes...or worse. Just be careful.”
“Hey...I got some new shorts. I thought you might be interested to know...”
“I've been setting aside a few scraps for Dusty. He deserves a treat now and then.”
“If you need some quiet time to yourself, that's okay with me.”
“I had a good day. I like to see my grandparents often, they're getting pretty old.”
“I never had many friends in town... I sometimes wonder how I'd end up if you never moved here.”
“Winter's just around the corner. We need to double check the heating system, turn off the valves, and check all the insulation in the house...Don't worry, I'll take care of it all.”
“There's a couple things around the house that I'm going to try and fix today. Don't worry about me, I'm not bored.”
“I hope my grandparents are doing okay. Grandpa's too cheap to turn on the furnace until the last minute.”

Standing outside on the porch

“Hey. Maybe it's the golden light, but you look beautiful today.”
“I like to spend as much time outside as possible. It just feels better to be out here.”
“Ahh...It feels great to be outside. Stardew Valley really is the most beautiful place...”
“Hey. When I stand here and look out over our land...I'm really proud. You've done great work..”

When lifting weights in the backyard

“Unghh.. one... Unghhh.. two... It feels great to lift weights outdoors!”

On a rainy day

“Aw...I was gonna do some jogging outside. But I can't really do it in this weather.”
“Grandma always used to make hot stew on nights like this.”

At his grandparent's house

“I'm going to hang out here all day. My grandparents aren't getting any younger...”

After marriage during the Feast of the Winter Star

“What am I thankful for? I'll show you when we get back home...”

After marriage at 28th of every winter

“It's been a great year, <spouse name>. I'm looking forward to next year! Now, come closer.”

During pregnancy

“Dear, can't you tell? You're pregnant!”
“<spouse name> we're going to have a baby soon!”

After having children

“Two beautiful children...We've come a long way, haven't we?”
“We have to make sure and give <1st child's name> a lot of attention now that we have <2nd child's name>. We don't want any jealousy between them.”
“This is a great place to raise children. I would've loved growing up in a place like this. So much room to run around!”

Quests

Portraits

Timeline

Alex's look evolved over the years the game was in development. Here's a timeline showing how ConcernedApe's art and Alex's style changed over the years before the game was launched. Alex was previously named Josh.

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History

  • 1.0: Introduced.
  • 1.1: Added workout area behind farmhouse if married.