"Cowardly Sims live in constant fear for their lives. The world is a scary place to them, and they often become afraid of even innocuous things, sometimes to the point of fainting or running away in terror."


Cowardly is a Fatal Flaw similar to the Coward trait in The Sims 3. Cowards have a few unique social interactions, mostly warning other Sims about monsters, darkness, etc.

  • Cowardly Sims will suffer from a -20 "Afraid of the Dark" buff when outdoors at night, but can be removed once the Hero goes back into buildings with lighted interiors.
  • Cowardly Heros tend to run away from or faint in certain situations.


  • Cowardly is not recommended for heroes who engage in combat, such as the Monarch, Knight, or Spy, because they might run away or faint.
  • Heros with this trait tend to get negative influence with other NPCs, when not under the player's control. So if the player values this heros contacts, do not take this trait.