Alex Mullner is a villager who lives in Pelican Town. He’s one of the ten characters available to marry. He lives in the house just south east of Pierre’s General Store. Since his mom, Clara, died Alex lives with his Grandparents, George and Evelyn.
When you reach two hearts, on a sunny summer day, visit the beach when Alex is there. 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 friendship change.) Alex thanks you for your support and says that he’ll remember it.
“Wow, you’re really arrogant.” (No friendship change.) Alex says you’re a little jealous and leaves.
At four hearts, enter town between 9am and 4pm. 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 friendship change.)
“Not really… why?” (No friendship change.)
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.
At five hearts, enter Alex’s house when he’s there. 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 points.
“We all have our strengths and weaknesses.” +50 friendship points.
“Worthless? Yeah, that about sums it up.” -50 friendship points.
He decides that if he works hard he can accomplish anything. He suggests that you and him have dinner and discuss philosophy.
At six hearts, enter Alex’s house when he’s there. 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.
At eight hearts, on a sunny summer day, visit the beach when Alex is there. 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 friendship change.) 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 friendship change.)
“I’ll always be here for you if you get lonely.” (No friendship change.) Alex thanks you and bashfully says you’re his best friend in the whole town.
“Get over it. Life is hard for everyone.” (No friendship change.)
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.
At ten hearts, 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. 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.
“I feel the same way.” (No friendship change.) 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 friendship change.) Alex is crushed and apologizes for making you uncomfortable. He loses his appetite.
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