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.
|Haggle (Player ask for trade)|
|"No" (Cancel the trade)|
|"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.