Best Super Smash Bros Melee Characters

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1Fox

The reason fox is better than falco is because fox is quicker and can do so much more damage in such little time. Fox can jump further and is faster. Why have stronger attacks if fox can just burst damage you with his blaster then wipe the floor with your face with his ultimate combo's.

Fox falls into a unique archetype of character along with Captain Falcon. Most characters are either fast with weak attacks or slow with strong attacks. Fox is fast with strong attacks. Fox is equipped with an incredibly good recovery, excellent combos, very reliable and strong finishers, and can be completely unstoppable (LITERALLY) with someone who has mastered waveshining.

There is a reason the best players use Fox. To a master, he is unstoppable. Anyone of you who can't compete at a tournament level, keep your votes to yourselves, because seriously...you really have no idea what Fox can do.

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2Marth

Marth should be number one for sure. He can beat anyone 1v1 and he is untouchable with his sword. If he hits you into the air you might as well give up because he belongs in the air. (Notice how Marth hits people further in the air than Roy? )

Marth and Roy are no were near the same. You choose which one depending on your fighting style. If you are an airborne player, always jumping into the and can fly with practically any character, Marth is your best bet. He is a deadly fighter with his Up A. He will keep juggling you until you finally go off the screen. He has very good recovery as well so it is very hard to counter Marth.

Roy on the other hand is an on-ground fighter. He does more damage than Marth but he doesn, t do much aerial damage. I suggest using Roy if you don't jump much and rely on your smash attacks to kill your opponents.

I choose him not only because he's fast, but also because he has long-ranged attacks, making it easy to combo other players.

Alongside Roy, eventually caused Nintendo to begin releasing the Fire Emblem games internationally; the first internationally released game came two years after Melee.

Marth currently ranks 3rd on the Melee tier list, in the S tier. Marth has many powerful tools at his disposal, including fast overall startup in his attacks, long and disjointed range, large amounts of additional power at the tip of his blade, very potent juggling and combo ability, the longest non-disjointed grab range, and great edge guarding capabilities. Marth also has a multitude of good movement options to approach and pressure with; his dash-dance and wavedash are among the longest in the game, complementing his already-impressive range extremely well. Marth also has many options to KO his opponents and finish combos, such as his down aerial (a very potent spike when sweetspotted, and the closer to the notorious Ken Combo) and forward smash.

On the downside, his ability to punish approaches is ...more - unviable

3Falco

There is actually a big difference between falco and fox. They are both really good at combos (obviously) but they do them differently.
Falco is good if you can only do small combo's that end the battle decisively. But Fox is better if you're a pro and can put multiple different combo's to make a string of tactics that will decimate your opponent. Fox's speed makes sure that you don't hit him at all while he destroys you with his epic combo's. But I think that falco is better because he can kill people much faster than fox and is still very fast.

Falco is ten times better than mew two what are people thinking

Falco is a very effective fighter when it comes to chain combos. His shine is very powerful if used correctly. If your a player like Westballz and Dr. PeePee, your Falco will be a feared opponent

4Roy

Roy is definitely my boy! I can't tell you how much I love this character. Makes Melee a favorite of mine and definitely always keeps me coming back for more. Had epic moments and sour moments, but overall, Roy will always remain my boy. Smash 4 Roy is also very good and fun too. - Roy Kuchiki

I love Roy right here. My boy from the very beginning when Melee was introduced to me. Though I'm not a big Melee player (Meaning I'm not that good in the game), Roy always makes me try and try again. Truly my boy right here and I'm so happy he's in Smash 4 too.

Nintendo should've put Roy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and should've removed the Ice Climbers

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5KirbyKirby is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Kirby series of video games owned by Nintendo and HAL Laboratory.

Kirby is the worst character in SSBM because he is very weak and is at the very bottom of the tier list - 4557789pom

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6MewtwoMewtwo is a fictional creature from Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon media franchise. It was created by Dr. Fuji in an attempt to clone Mew.

If there was one character in the Super Smash Bros games that could put a fight out of Meta Knight, it would be him.

Unbeatable

Unstoppable

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Mewtwo should be number 1 because

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7BowserBowser or King Koopa is a video game character and the primary antagonist of Nintendo's Mario franchise.
8Captain Falcon

Talk about a character who's power is ridiculously awesome! Falcon Punch always finishes the job.

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9Peach

Peach is Boss and can wipe everyone else off the floor!

She was good in melee, but for some reason she wasn't very good in brawl! - HeavyDonkeyKong

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10LinkLink refers to several different incarnations of the same protagonist of Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda series.

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11LuigiLuigi 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.

He's my main in Melee because he's just got those good fighting mechanics. He needs to be higher

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13PikachuPikachu are a species of Pokémon, fictional creatures that appear in an assortment of video games, animated television shows and movies, trading card games, and comic books licensed by The Pokémon Company, a Japanese corporation.
14JigglypuffJigglypuff, known in Japan as Purin, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Jigglypuff is actually one of the best characters (the top 5) but only if you have patience and are actually good at the game. Don't use her B moves unless you know what you're doing. (Never use Rollout. NEVER EVER EVER) Her side B is a recovery move and only use sing while falling. (It hits people that are on the edge of platforms) Use rest when you have hit them in the air or evade into them (For rest to work, at least half of your body has to be inside them)

Only use aerial attacks when they are below 100% (Smash attacks and regular A attacks are allowed only at the right moment) Keep strafing in the air as Jigglypuff moves faster in the air than on the ground. Plus you can easily get out of trouble. A small jump and down A works well to trap them and rack up some damage. It also puts them right next to you so you can do a small combo or use rest.

You need patience to use Jigglypuff. She is actually a strong and fast player if used properly, and if you versed a player ...more - TheGrammarPolice

Some of the best players in the world use Jigglypuff.

She's right next to marth on the tier list - quintonshark8713

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15Zelda/Sheik

Sheik is the fastest with the best combos, punches, and kicks, and if you don't believe me 1v1 me bruh

16MarioMario is a fictional character in the Mario video game franchise, created by Nintendo's Japanese video game designer, Shigeru Miyamoto. He serves as the eponymous protagonist of the series and is the mascot of Nintendo. The Mario franchise is the best-selling video game franchise of all time.
17Ness
18Mr. Game and Watch

He good better than the ice climbers

19YoshiYoshi, once romanized as Yossy, is a fictional anthropomorphic dinosaur who appears in video games published by Nintendo.
20Young Link

Much better than link in my opinion, he's faster, jumps higher, has fire arrows and he's cute lol

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