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 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?