In the main story of Minecraft Dungeons, they were responsible for shunning the Arch-Illager from their village in the Squid Coast because of the Arch-Illager's barbaric culture, as he was an illager. As an act of revenge, they were kidnapped, burned out of their homes, and taken hostage by the Illager Army created by the Arch-Illager, from there, they are being forced to work for them as slaves, as evidenced within the Redstone Mines.
Villagers can be found imprisoned in fence gates in the Creeper Woods, where they are being shipped for labor. They can be seen later in the intro for Pumpkin Pastures in the last hearth, and being forced to work for the Illagers in the Redstone Mines. Two villagers can also be seen in the intro for Fiery Forge, where they are being followed by a Vindicator. Statues of Villagers can also be found in the Creepy Crypt though they are a little hard to spot. And statues in the Jungle Awakens levels, particularly in the Overgrown Temple, and one on the left arm of the Jungle Abomination. They can also be found imprisoned in a secret place in the Frosted Fjord.
|File:Sfx mob villagerChop-001.ogg||Chop|
|File:Sfx mob villagerDeath-001 soundWave.ogg||Death|
|File:Sfx mob villagerHaggle-001 soundWave.ogg||Haggle (Player ask for trade)|
|File:Sfx mob villagerHurt-001 soundWave.ogg||Hurt|
|File:Sfx mob villagerIdle-001 soundWave.ogg||Idle|
|File:Sfx mob villagerPurchase-001 soundWave.ogg||Purchase|
|File:Sfx mob villagerRandomGearOpen-001.ogg||Random Gear Open (From Blacksmith)|
|File:Sfx mob villagerRandomItemOpen-001.ogg||Random Item Open (From Wandering trader)|
|Mason Open (Buy Diamond Dust)|
|File:Sfx mob villagerNo-001 soundWave.ogg||"No" (Cancel the trade)|
|File:Sfx mob villagerYes-001 soundWave.ogg||"Yes" (Accept the trade)|
- In the cinematic intro, the villagers can be seen in their old pre-1.14 textures, possibly to show the time period when the Arch-Illager was exiled.
- Some Statues of Villagers in the Overgrown Temple are shown that their arms separated and are seen holding a pot with a flower so its possible that Villagers can seperate their arms like the Illagers.