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...
...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?
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?