There's something about the villager. Something sinister. Something hilarious. Something, frankly, troll-ish—which means he's a blast to watch in action now that the game is out.

It's a combination of things. With such a happy-go-lucky face, and with such cutesy animations...

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...I can easily see it being downright infuriating to play against the villager—especially when you consider his moveset. Said moveset includes things like breaking pots on you, chopping down a tree, and bugging you with a slingshot. Plus, my favorite: pocketing things. You can use the villager to pocket nearly any projectile, a move that is as amazing as it is absurd. The potential for mind games is incredible.

I mean, HE CAN POCKET A FUCKIN FINAL SMASH. WHAT IS THIS, EVEN:

EDIT: Mind, this doesn't mean he can throw it back out—the animation simply gives him invincibility frames, as this video explains:

Still, pocketing can be used to create ridiculous situations such as this one:

You can see all these things come together to make an fantastic character...

....especially when played by pro-level players such as ZeRo:

Poor DeDeDe player. What is one to do when The Villager can simply pocket your spikeys? Or worse, be a total asshole with his slingshot?

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The Villager's combos are looking fantastic, too:

I'm looking forward to playing The Villager tons, if you couldn't tell. I anticipate lots of shenanigans. What about you?