The Villager is a character from the Animal Crossing series. He 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 dropdown menu containing him and his female counterpart will appear. He will also be joined by Isabelle (also from Animal Crossing) and Dry Bowser.
He also appears in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe however this time, he and the Female Villager have been separated.