Top 10 Nintendo Characters Not Introduced On the NES

The NES saved gaming and introduced Mario, Link, Samus, Kirby and many more of Nintendo's most famous characters. However, today we are looking at the characters who weren't introduced on the NES. For this list, arcade games don't count as the debut, leaving out Donkey Kong and Little Mac as candidates. Also, the characters count if Nintendo owns them. This means that although GameFreak made Pokemon, Pokemon characters are still eligible for the list because Nintendo owns him. Also, if you are still reading this, please do your research before adding to this list.

The Top TenXW

1PikachuPikachu 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.

I knew I wanted a Pokemon at number 1. I just decided to choose the one that everybody knows.

3Fox McCloud
4WarioWario 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.
5Diddy Kong
6Captain Falcon
10Mr. Game & Watch

OK, so he was technically before the NES. Still, he's not from the arcades, so he's fair game.

The Contenders


My bad. This should say Ike.

15Falco Lombardi
16Wolf O' Donnell
18Saki Amaniya
19Bowser 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.
20King K Rool
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