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"Felicity" redirects here. For the doll, see Felicity Merriman (doll).

Felicity Merriman was the fourth Historical Character of the American Girl Dolls, representing the Revolutionary War period. Felicity was released in 1991.

Basic FactsEdit

  • Name: Felicity Merriman
  • Birthday: April 21st, 1765
  • Series Location: Williamsburg, VA
  • Series Timeline: Summer 1774[1] to Winter 1776

Personality and FactsEdit

Felicity (nicknamed Lissie) is a spunky, brave, and independent-minded girl. She is very active for a girl her age in her era and is annoyed at her lack of freedom as a young girl and the ladylike things and personality that is expected of her. Felicity believes in fighting for what she wants and can be quite stubborn and headstrong at times; this gives her a strong connection to Benjamin Davidson. When she wants something, she goes for it, quite often without thinking about it. She sometimes wavers between brave and foolish and sets her hearts on things quite often.

Felicity learned to ride and make friends with horses at Grandfather's Plantation; this aids her in taming Penny, but is a hindrance when it gives her overconfidence in Felicity Takes a Dare.

She is constantly fussed at for being not very ladylike. For the most part Felicity is a "tomboy" with a love for horses, nature, and the great outdoors. She is quite impatient--especially when it comes to things she finds dull and boring--and is often regarded as "flighty" and "thoughtless" by her mother and often chided for not finishing or tending to her domestic work properly. She shows disinterest for the most part in cooking, sewing, dance, and other then-feminine skills, though she does like working in her garden. Sewing especially bores her and she is generally sloppy in her work. She loves horses more than anything, hence her affection for Penny that is carried throughout the series and her dedicated care towards her from the start. She eventually learns how to be more of a lady throughout the series with events such as dancing at a fancy ball and learning how to serve tea; however, she is still quite active.

American Girl characterizes her as "spunky" and "spritely."

Family and FriendsEdit

See Also: Minor Characters in Felicity's Series

FamilyEdit

Friends and Other CharactersEdit

BooksEdit

See: List of Felicity's Books

Other MediaEdit

Movie BooksEdit

DollEdit

Main Article: Felicity Merriman (doll)

Meet OutfitEdit

Felicity's meet outfit has had two distinctly different versions. The first version was from her debut in 1991 until 2005; The second was changed to coincide with the revamp of her collection and the release of her movie, Felicity: An American Girl Adventure.

Original Meet OutfitEdit

  • Rose-print dress
  • White Shift
  • White stockings
  • Black buckle shoes
  • Ivory ribbon

Second Meet OutfitEdit

  • Lavender Embroidered dress (Formerly Felicity's Traveling Gown)
  • White Shift
  • White stockings
  • Black buckle shoes
  • White hair ribbon

First Meet AccessoriesEdit

  • Round Eared Cap with red ribbon
  • Coral necklace
  • Bit
  • Brocade Purse
  • Handkerchief

Second Meet AccessoriesEdit

  • Round Eared Cap with lavender ribbon
  • Lavender choker
  • Bit
  • Brocade Purse
  • Handkerchief

CollectionEdit

See: Felicity's Collection

TriviaEdit

  • Felicity’s low cut outfits resulted in the body fabric of the dolls being changed from white to skin-colored.
  • When Kaya debuted in 2002, Felicity was pulled from the catalogs with a note saying that she would now be an online exclusive; during this time several of her items and outfits were retired. She was later revamped with the release of her movie and Elizabeth Cole.
  • Felicity was the first new character released after the first three--Kirsten Larson, Samantha Parkington, and Molly McIntire.

See AlsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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