The Villager Is A Giant Troll In Super Smash Bros.

The Villager Is A Giant Troll In Super Smash Bros.

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...

The Villager Is A Giant Troll In Super Smash Bros.
The Villager Is A Giant Troll In Super Smash Bros.
The Villager Is A Giant Troll In Super Smash Bros.

...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 favourite: 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:

It can be used to create ridiculous situations like 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 arsehole 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?


Comments

    Have been using him a bit in the demo. He's pretty interesting but a lot of his moves are hard to pull off in a confusing battle (& with the confusing demo controls).
    The tree plant & grow suffers the most from this, because you're required to stay in the same spot for so long. But his Gyroid blast is really helpful for getting out of a tight spot & creating breathing room in a mass of players in the same spot.
    Have yet been able to pull off his pocket move though.

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