Villager (むらびと Murabito) is the Animal Crossing series playable character in Super Smash Bros. 4. They appear as human player characters from City Folk with an artistic style as seen in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Both female and male style villager can be controlled.
In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
According to Masahiro Sakurai, director of the Super Smash Bros. series, the Villagers' abilities were inspired by the Animal Crossing series' theme of collecting. Their arsenal includes the many tools seen in Animal Crossing including the shovel, slingshot, axe and net. Their attacks also make use of more general items and furniture, such as an umbrella, a stick, fireworks, a bowling ball and even weeds. The Villager will be able to launch some kind of Lloid-based missile at other characters.
Their collection of improvised weapons does not appear to be limited to Animal Crossing items. They have also been using items such as the balloon helmet from Balloon Fight and a boxing glove that may be a nod to Punch-Out!!. Both of these titles made appearances as playable NES Games in Animal Crossing.
Their neutral special allows them to pick up and pocket any item or projectile thrown towards them, which they can later use once at any time. These include stage items such as the Capsule as well as projectiles generated by other characters, such as Mario's Fireball.
Their Final Smash was revealed to be Dream Home. During the attack, the player entraps nearby opponents in to the construction of a House , in this case, one that seems like a standard mansion style home. During the attack, the player is seen giving Bells to Tom Nook and Timmy and Tommy, who are then seen building the home. The attack ends with the Player and the Tanukis celebrating the completed house before it explodes, sending the trapped opponents (And Tom Nook and the Nooklings) flying.
Villager's design is based on the box-art default characters from City Folk. They have short legs and an exaggerated head, like all characters in games before Animal Crossing: New Leaf where the proportions were changed to accomodate lower body clothing. Their attire includes the default clothing.
In Mario Kart 8
- Since the announcement during E3 of the new Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo Wii U and 3DS, the Villager has been depicted by the fanbase as emotionless and psychotic due to the character's blank smiling expression, as well as using seemingly lethal weapons, such as an axe and a bowling ball.
- Despite the villager being the first and only playable character from the Animal Crossing universe to be seen in the Super Smash Bros. series, however, they are not the first Animal Crossing character to appear in the series. K.K. Slider, Tom Nook and Mr. Resetti all claim that spot, as they appeared as trophies in Super Smash Bros. Melee.
- Despite both the Villagers themselves and their stage taking elements primarily from City Folk, his appearance at the beginning of the E3 2013 announcement trailer depicted Tom Nook in his Animal Crossing: New Leaf attire as well as brief glimpses of Isabelle and some Public Works Projects, the latter including The Roost café.
- Villager's default "red" and "pink" costumes bears an uncanny resemblance to Yu and Ai to some extent.