Best Super Smash Bros. Brawl Characters

The Contenders: Page 2XW

21YoshiYoshi, once romanized as Yossy, is a fictional anthropomorphic dinosaur who appears in video games published by Nintendo.

Yoshi should definitely be higher. Sure, his up-bmove isn't very effective, but his down-b move is pretty tough to avoid and takes some time for the opponent to recover. The side-b move is my favorite because after hitting an enemy once in his rolling egg, he stays in it and can hit the opponent multiple times. He also has a good amount of speed and strength, and has a great special.

My favorite character in the whole game. If you know how to use him you can beat a lot of good characters.

Surprised he's only at #20. I always own all of my friends as him with his ability to eat enemies, and his Final Smash!

Yoshi is one, awesome character (I am best with him) should be no.5, also, I think sonic should've been number 1.

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22BowserBowser or King Koopa is a video game character and the primary antagonist of Nintendo's Mario franchise.

You have to like the character who has the most boss Ground-Pound! So, Give it up for, the one-and-only, Bowser! Plus, he's also got a wicked B-up!

Bowser may not be very fast, but he is definitely one of the strongest characters in the game. He has great moves and is very hard to hurt.

Bowser is pretty fast for his strength (he's slow just fast for how strong he is) and he has several good moves like his fire and shell spin move

He just kicks butt!

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23Ganondorf

I love Ganondorf. I secondarily main him in Melee and primarily main him in Smash 4. That is why his appearance in Brawl breaks my heart.

Ganondorf has, what, a good up and down aerial, a decent combo starter in Flame Choke and SLIGHTLY above average power? That's nothing compared to his weaknesses. He is the slowest character in the game, has the second worst overall mobility behind King Dedede, is somehow outranged by Kirby despite being as tall as Bowser, has the shortest grabs in the game, has some of the worst throws in the game, the worst recovery in the game which can be ridiculously exploited, has several moves which can't ever kill but can't combo to make up for it (up and down throws, Dark Dive, and the latter is possibly the worst move in Brawl) and have huge sourspots which never kill (such as forward and back aerials), and has a horrendously small shield for someone of his size, so Marth and Meta Knight can simply have a field day with him.

As someone once ...more - WonkeyDude98

I like using Ganondorf and I'm proud to admit that. You may be slow, but you are the heaviest hitter in the game. The thing with him is that you have to get used to him. It isn't hard to give up on him, but if you're willing to accept his flaws, you will be a complete Brawling beast with Ganondorf.

Gannondorf is on here mainly for the same reasons as Bowser. He is not the fastest character, but he is definitely strong.

Number 13 on my list I don't get the tier rankings

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24LuigiLuigi is a fictional character featured in video games and related media released by Nintendo. Created by prominent game designer Shigeru Miyamoto, Luigi is portrayed as the slightly younger but taller fraternal twin brother of Nintendo's mascot Mario, and appears in many games throughout the Mario ...read more.

Luigi jumps higher than Mario and Luigi is easy to fight with than other characters in the game. Luigi is amazing!

If you get a final smash and use the special recovery on someone which sets them on fire they die every time regardless of health level. Very solid set of moves outside of that with surprising agility on rolls

Luigi need a bit more respect to be honest, I prefer him to Mario anyday, he has got a good moveset and this final smash is awesome. Luigi all the way.

Luigi should be at least top 20!

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25Zero Suit Samus

Um why is zero suit samus so low? I mean her final smash is just turning into samus who is worse and she isn't the strongest, but I always win with her. Her speed is incredible and her whips are majorly strong. I always use her going against level 9 characters. The only other characters who might compare to her are Lucario and Falco. Overall zero suit samus is quick, strong with weapons, and overall awesome!

Zero suit samus is quick and a great fighter. Her quickness is a great help.

She is my main and she is incredibly easy to use. If she's This low I'm amazed.

Zero suit Samus more like zero best Samus

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26R.O.B.

Perfect character to use. He shoots lasers, He flies, His arms spin, He throws razor tops. Any other SSBB cahracter would give up his life just to be a R.O.B. kirby would not stand a chance if he gets away with his recovery move. And best of all his final smash! But don't just take my word for it, go try him out!

Ah, I see why meta knight is #1, but for me personally... I do belive ROB is the best character too play with. Is it just me? He seems too have the best abilities and such. I did not expect him to be #1 for everyone believes meta knight is the best. I just personally think ROB is the best. I never lose with this dude. I can't belive he is 25 though! Like I stated earlier... I did not expect him to be 1, but could he be higher? Not many people know who ROB is, and he doesn't have the most uniqe abilities out of everyone here but still he is my best character overall.

He has two very fast projectile attacks and the best recovery in the game. Along with his final smash which is (if all the lasers hit) the single most damaging attack in the ENTIRE series. Doing 270 to 300 % damage

Awesome robot

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27Diddy Kong

Are you kidding me diddy kong is rated in the top 3 in every SSBB tier list I've seen except this one. Also Kirby is usually rated as the worst character, even the offical guide gives him an overall score of 5. Also there are only 35 playable characters in SSBB (39 if you count squirtle, ivysaur, charizard, zelda, sheik, samus, and 0-suit samus. Some of these charcters were retired after melee, some are bosses, and daisy is actually just a color change for peach yet she is ranked higher even though they are the same character. This is by far the most inaccurate ranking of SSBB (and several random non-SSBB) characters I've seen. I can't believe you people hate Diddy he's the 2nd best character and my favorite. And Meta Knight is 1st not kirby. Don't vote on someone because you think he's cute! Vote on the guy that is totally OP and was almost banned tournaments (that means Meta Knight for all you idiots out there).

I'm very surprised that he wasn't in the Vancouver 2010 Olympics.

Also, Rosalina definitely could've replaced Princess Peach.

I'm very serious. I could ask Nintendo about this.

Diddy kong is the Quickest character in Brawl and he can fight faster too than Donkey Kong.

He is pure boss on small maps and should be rated higher

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28WarioWario is a character in Nintendo's Mario series who was originally designed as an antagonist to Mario. His motives are driven by greed and he will take the side of whoever will give him the most pay. Although he may seem like just a mean man with no heart, he does have a very tragic past.

Wario is a good player because he uses so much defense and recovers pretty well. He has maybe the funniest moves in the game but I am surprised at how much impact they have on players. Wario's final smash is sometimes hard to control but at other times very useful. When Wario is in the air there is only so much he can do, my favorite is the up-smash; The Mega Clap. Trust me, when you first look at Wario you won't expect much of him, but when you use him it is whole different story.

Wario in my opinion is one of the most underused characters in the game and after you realise that his bike is one of the best recovery moves in the game and should not be left on stage and that wario also has insane aerials, grab, side smash he becomes not only strong but fun to play he is the highest ranked character who does not rely on a cheap play style too

In Classical mode, there is no one like him when it comes to annihilating teams of opponents.

Wario isn't cheap. Master his moves and you're golden

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29Sheik

She is easily the best and can do insane damage in a short amount of time and then finish them with her finishing move and epic speed. Should be number One but most people just don't even know how to turn into her from Zelda.

Speaking of switching you can switch from Zelda or sheik to Zelda. You can switch by down special

Sheik is an op brawler if you know how to use her. Her up smash and teleport can knock foes far up. If you are able to hit your foe with the light arrows they will most likely be thrown of the field

Number 30? REALLY?! Sheik is the best character and I never lose with her.

Sheik is always a hermaphrodite. He/she can d anything better than Princess Peach.

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30Ice Climbers

Literally the most unique and coolest characters in the game. First of all, they have sledgehammers. Usually, sledgehammer hits are super powerful. Second, it is two characters, this can lead to cool combos, but you have to worry about making sure Nana doesn't die. Third, once you grab someone, the battle is literally over due to the chain grabbing technique.

The ice climbers might be difficult to use, but there moves rock. A trick with them is that if knocked out it could just be one of them

Oh yeah!

Chain grabbing. Is there anything else to say?

I got so mad when they got cut

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31ZeldaPrincess Zelda is a fictional character in Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda video game series, created by Shigeru Miyamoto and introduced in its original entry in 1986.

Zelda is the best. She has the best and one of the strongest projectiles in the game in which she can literally kill at the flick of the wrist. She can teleport and inflict damage where she appears. She can also teleport to counter the problem of being a slow faller. She can also reflect projectiles and give her self some space from enemies that are too close with her Nayru's love. She is also versatile as she can turn into Sheik, which gives her the upper hand when versing small opponents.

As for her standard attacks, most of them have a strong knockback and are especially deadly when enemies are at high percentages. Also, Zelda looks sexy!

ZELDA IS THE BEST

I know a lot of people most likely disagree with this, but listen to my reasoning before you vote or post a bad comment. Zelda may not be the strongest character, but if you train with her, she can be great. I once beat Lv. 9 gannondorf, Lv. 9 Link, and my really good friend playing as Pit, using only Zelda. (I didn't even switch to Sheik! )

Zelda is the type of character that "advanced" players will go for, she has low mobility but high damage attacks. Her main "attacks" are in the air. So when playing Zelda try to be in the air as much as possible. Zelda also is a range character. So use her > B attack on melee opponents, then use teleport away. Melee only when your opponent has a higher percent than you. Thanks

Zelda is a really good character.

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32Donkey KongDonkey Kong is an arcade game released by Nintendo in 1981. It is an early example of the platform game genre, as the gameplay focuses on maneuvering the main character across a series of platforms while dodging and jumping over obstacles.

Donkey Kong is a great character in brawl. He's powerful and real good for comboing. I find Donkey Kong to be one of my favourite and best playable characters. You just have to know how to knock out the person. For instance, when the person is flown off the stage and they try to come back, jump up and use your right normal attack to wack them high or low, or just use your down kick.

One of strongest characters and final smash is fun to play with

Donkey kong is a very strong and tuff character. His punches do a lot of damage and he can trap characters in mud

Donkey Kong has power but not recovery

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33King DededeKing Dedede is a fictional character and the primary antagonist of the Kirby series of video games owned by Nintendo and HAL Laboratory.

Fat Penguins of Death rule! King Dedede is very powerful, very fast when jumping, and has the best final smash ever!

King Dedede is too good when it comes to fighting! It took 3 games to get a working game, but it was worth it! The King's hammer attacks are too good to be true! Plus, his final smash is... I don't know how to put it, awesome! He goes invincible and sit back while the waddledees clobber em! The only time I lost with him was against another Dedede! I'm shocked he's No.36! You NEED to vote for him!

He is my favorite heavyweight in the series. Not to mention his recovery move is very resourceful as well. And I just love the satisfaction of landing that down special onto an opponent unfortunate enough to face the wrath of his Jet Hammer. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

He is number 1, facts not opinion

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34SquirtleSquirtle, known as Zenigame in Japan, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. It was originally conceived by Game Freak's character development team and finalized by Chaniah Pantry.

He's even better than Charizard in Smash Bros.

Love squirtle. I was ticked off when they split up Pokemon trainer for just slow ass charizard. It was so cool when u could switch between the three...

Squirtle is a very good character. But Squirtle is part of the character pokeman trainer.

Squirtle is cute

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35Little Mac

Little is basically a rocky with super fast punches

Punches can be thrown quickly and deal good damage

He is an assist trophy, not a playable character - Dragonj37

The most powerful melee character in the game

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36Greninja

He is very fast which is useful in a battle. His projectiles also help your teammate or companion.

Greninja is my favourite pokemon and in the anime because he looks badass!

Better nerf greninja! Even though he's NOT IN BRAWL - Dragonj37

He's my favourite Pokemon he should me number 1

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37CharizardCharizard, known in Japan as Lizardon, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

A heavyweight representing the Pokemon series? Check. A powerful Flare Blitz as its side special? Check. An incredible Final Smash with its Mega Charizard X evolution? Check AND double check. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Charizard need to become an alt of Bowser

Charizard is awesome.Who is charizard you may ask? Charizard is my favorite pokemon that's wy I support him this much.

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38Ivysaur

Ivysaur is my favorite out of the Pokemon trainer Pokemon because he has a great up-b (ledge grab) and his up smash is insanely strong!

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39Bowser Jr.Bowser Jr., or sometimes simply Jr., is a video game character who appears in Nintendo's Mario franchise as the secondary antagonist. As his name implies, he is the son of the series' primary antagonist, Bowser.V1 Comment
40Robin

I think she/he is a really good character

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