The Villager is a character from the Animal Crossing series. The Villager joined Mario Kart 8 on April 23, 2015, as part of the second DLC pack: Animal Crossing: New Leaf X Mario Kart 8. When selected, a drop down menu containing both male and female Villagers will appear. The Villager will also be joined by Isabelle (also from Animal Crossing) and Dry Bowser.
The Villager also appears in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe however this time, the male and female Villagers have been separated.