|This NPC is found only in the PC and Console version(s) of Terraria.|
The Tax Collector "taxes" other NPCs to gain money for the player. Every hour (real-time minute), he will collect 50 copper for every other NPC with a home, until he has up to 10 gold.
Unlike other NPCs, the Tax Collector does not spawn as-is. To find him, go to the Underworld and search for a Tortured Soul. Throw Purification Powder on it and it will transform into the Tax Collector and move in to your house if there is an open room.
He swings his Classy Cane, a weapon which he drops, at nearby enemies.
|Tax Collectors's Names|
|Note: Upon adding a new name, make sure you add it in alphabetical (ABC) order.
When 'Collect' is clicked and Tax Collector has money:
When 'Collect' is clicked and Tax Collector has no money:
- All of the Tax Collector's possible names are the names of well-known US politicians, most of whom were either President or Vice-President.
- This NPC's appearance (sideburns, crooked back, top hat, etc) and blatant overuse of the word "Bah" may be a reference to Ebeneezer Scrooge, of A Christmas Carol fame.
- However, the character may also be a reference to Scrooge's late business partner, Jacob Marley, as he is found in the underworld wrapped in chains.
- The quote "You just received your pay, and not a farthing more! Get out!" could be a reference to Treasure Island, in which the protagonist's mother refuses to take more than what she was owed and says a similar phrase.
- Added to the game.