Villagers are the NPCs (Non Playable Characters) that can move in and out of a town. Each has its own initial catchprase, clothes, and house design that can be changed throughout the game, depending on what they request such as a new catchprase, clothes, furniture, bugs, fish, or fossils. Flooring and wallpaper will also eventually change. The player cannot turn lights off, nor can they open chests, wardrobes, or any other storage unit inside of a villager's home; when the player tries, a message appears at the bottom of the screen that says something like 'Someone's got a taste for whimsy.' Villagers stand on two feet, giving them an erect posture. Some villagers wear makeup, and all wear clothing. They can also show emotion such as crying or singing.
Each villager has a personality. Personalities can make a villager appear friendly, arrogant, etc.