The Villager is a character from the Animal Crossing series. The Villager joined Mario Kart 8 on April 23, 2015, through the second DLC pack, named: Animal Crossing: New Leaf X Mario Kart 8. When selected, a drop down menu containing both Boy and Girl 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, both Boy and Girl Villagers have been separated.