Best Super Smash Bros. Brawl Characters

Choose who you think is the best character and don't just vote based on the tier list.

The Top Ten

1 Meta Knight Meta Knight Meta Knight is a fictional character from the Kirby series of video games owned by Nintendo and HAL Laboratory. He is one of Kirby's rivals, but occasionally teams up with the pink puffball to defeat a common enemy. Meta Knight is known for his powerful slashing attacks and flight in the Super Smash more.

I am just a plain big fan of him. They obviously show his skill that they were missing out on in Kirby games- his speed and agility. The Kirby games made him look weak if you compare the two. But then again he wasn't supposed to show his true powers, to make the game fair.

In my honest opinion They should have just handicapped him in tournaments if he's so strong. I have a feeling he'll be weaker in the next game- I just hope he's in it.

The only thing I could like better in Kirby games to SSBB Meta Knight is the fact about his mask. I find it 'cute' when he is beaten and I adore him more than Kirby. His moves show great skill and really show the true him. He didn't go through all that training to be a weakling. Not only that but his detail in the game is astonishing! :D The wings are perfect- the mask fits well- and the gloves... Hmm not sure if that's my favorite but I'll accept it.

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Meta Knight may not be as strong but it goes to show you that strength isn't everything. His recovery and speed makes up for the loss of his power (including his smash). I'm surprised that others don't see this. Using Mk is tricky but can become deadly if you know how to use him well. On a one on one playing field he rules the battle but up against three is challenging and even much more challenging if you are on a small stage. Up against projectiles is also very difficult if your using Mk.
But there is a reason why I prefer him out of everyone. Not only is he the most mysterious but he suits how I play. I loved how I got a challenge in using a character that's not all about power. He doesn't need to be weakened nor have more strength in the new game (if he is in it that is). He is perfect as he is and a great challenge for those who are playing him or up against him as an opponent. This shows that power and smashes isn't everything. Its how you use your character that makes all ...more

This guy is easily the best character. I mean for God's sake, he was almost banned from tournaments thanks to four forms of recovery, low vertical KO-ability, the fastest roll in the game, extremely fast attacks, and the best move in the game: Shuttle Loop.

Meta knight can out fly, out run, and wipe out any character. His dash attacks are deadly.

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2 Ike Ike Ike is the main character in the video game Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance for the Nintendo GameCube and one of the main characters of Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn for the Wii.

Ike is a very powerful character for his weight class. He is one of the few that can effectively knock you from one end of the stage to another, then on top of that make it to the other end of the stage to finish you off with his smash attacks. He is a seriously over looked character who is underestimated more times than not.

his smashes are hugely powerful, his range and sword effect are the greatest in the game, and snake is much less efficient than him.

I am a huge fire emblem fan but I have not played path of radiance. But even before I liked it I just thought Ike was best at fighting in brawl. He has great power. They had to slow him down just so that he could be in. Ike can launch you off the stage in one hit. And I don't even need to say anything about his final smash... GREAT DEATH TO OTHER CHARACTERS!

He may have stolen the spot of Roy, but Ike’s attacks are a lot stronger than Roy’s. - Videogamesgal

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3 Kirby Kirby Kirby is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Kirby series of video games owned by Nintendo and HAL Laboratory. His first game was created in 1992, and the pink puffball has made his way into the hearts of fans of all ages.

Kirby can take the powers of anybody he battles. This is a very unique ability that only he has. He also has some pretty good moves of his own too, plus he can fly. I would definitely reccomend him for a beginner player because he is relatively easy to use and you don't have to train too much with him to become good.

In my opinion Kirby hasn't been a good character since Smash 64. In Smash 64 he had damage, power, speed, and an almost overpowered up tilt and forward smash.

Then Melee happened. The Kirby transition from Smash 64 to Melee is possibly the most severe nerf in the series. Worse than Ganondorf from Melee to Brawl.

He had everything taken away, he was now this slow, weak, light, stumbling block who had a surprisingly awful recovery and comboing ability for his weight and survivability (both of which are almost nonexistent) and was all-around the worst character in Melee. Worse than Bowser. Worse than Ness. Worse than Pichu.

That brings us to Brawl. It buffed him TREMENDOUSLY. Is he good? Yes. Is he as good as Smash 64? NO. Is he great. Not really. He has better range and realistic speed and power as well as an actual recovery, but he doesn't have that amazing up tilt that did 14% in Smash 64 or the forward smash which was both the strongest and the fastest. He also, ...more - WonkeyDude98

I always play as Kirby. It's probably since I thought he was cute in SSBM, and got really good at him. I guess that could happen with any character, but I'm glad I picked Kirby because he's pretty awesome.
First of all, I'm pretty sure he can punch literally forever. So if you corner your enemy and start punching, you can get a lot of damage in.
Plus, he can fly, which is a must have for a lot of people. Some characters can only jump once and can't fly at all, and that means if you start to fall, you're dead. Not with Kirby.
There's pretty much only one thing that isn't good about Kirby, and that's that he doesn't have any range attacks. The special thing about Kirby is that he can use b (I use a gamecube controller) to eat people and take the attack that they use b for. So if that attack is ranged, then problem solved.

Pff only casuals use kirby

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4 Sonic Sonic Sonic the Hedgehog, trademarked Sonic The Hedgehog, is the title character and protagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series released by Sega, as well as numerous spin-off comics, five animated shows, and an animated OVA.

When I use Sonic, I usually win most of the time. Whether it's items or no items, I usually win a lot with Sonic. Sometimes when I play stock, I knock out the level 9 computer's first stock without taking any damage. That's how good I am with Sonic. Sure he may be lightweighted, but it doesn't matter because his speed makes up for it. You can deal a lot of damage when you use the spin charge and you can also deal a lot of damage when you use the aerial spin charge. When you're in midair and your opponent is charging his or her up smash, you can cancel his or her up smash by using Sonic's spring jump. When you get Sonic's final smash, YOU ARE SO SCREWED. It's impossible to survive Sonic's final smash because it has great speed, invulnerable, and you can't die using him. The only problem with Sonic's final smash is that it will be hard for the player to control. But if you can control him well, then there is no escape. And just like Sonic's final smash problem, the only problem you will ...more

Oh yeah!? Then I challenge you to a battle on my house! You use sonic and Lucas

Personally, Sonic is the best character in the game and I can't believe that he isn't first. His speed is awesome and that's the main reason why I even like him because I am pro with fast characters like Meta Knight (my second best) and you can do heaps of damage rapidly by doing heaps of combos with his spin charge and by dodging so quickly and easily. I never lost a match with Sonic, items or no items, and I even played against 3 level 9 computers that were a team and I smashed them so hard. When I take on a level 9 computer I usually take their first two stocks out with only like 0%-10% damage (LIKE A PRO). He may be hard to control at first but when you get the hang of it, you'll be unstoppable. His final smash is so FRCIKIN overpowered (even though other final smashes are more powerful) and it may be hard to control but when you know how to control it... UNSTOPPABLE! Sonic is so badass when you use him in his home arena but if you use him in a tight arena (like Donkey Kong's home ...more

Sonic is the best because of two things: his speed and jump. These allow him to travel across the map very quickly, enabling him to get items first and run away from characters with hammers and other dangerous items. His moves are also very useful, including the ability to combo with a spin dash, pass through them, and travel across the map all in 2 seconds. His final smash is also rated as the best out there, and it's for a good reason. On his home fighting arena, he's even more badass because his spin roll/spin move makes him practically teleport. And since he's so fast and agile, he's almost always the one getting the smash ball. It's almost cheating to use Sonic.

I think sonic is really good. every time I play as him in Brawl, I win every single round. for my Wii, I play brawl on that, I am kind of OP with the side 2 for the Wii remotes.

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5 Snake

I feels as if he has a huge damage radius. I've been fighting with a lot of people experiencing and snake is my best, though I have to say meta knight is my close second. I've mastered snakes move were he puts the grenade launcher down and it blasts up, so if they try to get away, boom! It does about 30 damage. my favorite move with snake is just the normal double punch, and the up kick. they both do so much damage. the only thing I don't like about snake is when you use the missile controlling thing, it gets you stuck until you get hit, (or until you hit them, but sometimes it falls, but that takes a while. ) so yeah, I like the high damage radius.

Great character- his attack where he plants a bomb and then detonates it is just op if you use it the right way. Also his special jump attack is really useful. And the final smash is epic. Oh yea, he also has a cool Easter egg (Easter egg is a term in video games which means "a secret" for those who don't know) which can only be done in shadow moses island map (it's done by quickly pressing buttons 1 and 2 and the same time then repeatedly pressing button 2) where he has a codec message with either otacon, mei ling or roy campbell about the character he's fighting and the conversations are pretty interesting even though they're useless. Plus they're hilarious with some characters like luigi and even when your fighting another snake.P. S they only work once in a brawl and will fail if you are hit before you manage to do it.

Snake is an extremely sneaky character. He has an excellent crawling ability which allows him to dodge long range attacks. He also has great attacks. These include explosives such as the grenade. He also has a great kick. This is why snake is the best ssbb character.

Snake is awesome when fighting one opponent, but Ike is better for fighting multiple people. Snake is the most fun to use, though.

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6 Toon Link Toon Link

Are you kidding me? He is better than link! He's just a little ball of fury, I love him! His final smash is great! He is quick and strong, and light, so he can jump better. He can throw some mean attacks, even to some really good opponents. - dragonfly99

All around best in my opinion. A little light but still better than Link. High marks on side+A moves plus his jumping down+A is so effective.

Toon Link: Strong, light and fast at the same time, I love his attacks and his final smash, he is better than Link in my opinion.

I love toon link! he is very fun to play with, and packs a punch. He should be higher on the list

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

He is really a great fighter. Link is my best character on Nintendo, his skills is beyond reckoning because he has a good mixture of speed and strength. In my beginning of my play through I used to choose link most of the time to help me finish subspace emissary. I am pretty much used to him when I fight an opponent who fights back. I one time finished him on hard while other characters I could not. I am pretty used to him due to past experience on super smash bros series.

Link Is Either A God Or above average character his moves can knock out ike in an instant he has a great grapple hook to help him recover back to the stage if a Skilled Player That Uses A Gamecube controller Link Would be the best character and can take on the world in one match that's how awesome he is. But Link Should be #1 Not Some Pink Garbage. But IF you want to be link it needs good amount of training and valuable skill to make Link A GOD. Link Is My Main Character and he can beat anyone!

Link is either really good or really average. In the hands of a skilled player he is nearly invincible, in the hands of a beginer Link is still a meduim level combatant. Unlike Kirby, Meta Knight and some other characters he does require some training to get use to. As a common player I can tell you that Link can be most formidable, yet still not ridiculously over powered.

Link is amazing! His hits are strong, he's fast, and his final smash is amazing! His final smash very rarely does not send your opponent flying. He takes some getting used to, but after some training, he is impossible to defeat. I never lose with Link! Also, in my opinion, Link is better than Toon Link, he may not be as fast, but his hits are way better. Link should be at least #3, I think.

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8 Falco

My personal favorite is Toon Link, but fighting three other expert users in a 10 minute brawl match, he's the only one to accomplish 25 kills. Granted it was the Cornaria stage, however his B left/right and block made him nearly (again experts using snake, kirby, and Lucas) invincible with all the items flying around (bombs, bats swords, etc). He can counter everything with little precision. He's also very quick. He does lack strength if you don't charge a swing, but a little bit of practice he's nearly unstoppable.. Even fighting him as the CPU is frustrating when your at 75% and he reflects you off an edge enabling you from recovery.
All characters are outstanding in their own right, however Falco has a lot of advantages especially when items are flying everywhere. When a sun is circling the the platform you can always that bastard to counter your hit and reflect the sun back at you without giving you any time to react. Yes this is just my opinion, but he does significantly ...more

Falco has been a personal favorite of mine ever since I used him in Melee, I used his jumping abilities to aim to do a perfect interception, and other aerial attacks in general, causing me to defeat the giga bowser challange in melee 7 times! (each time I won, I got a new record every time) and in the giga mario challenge, it was easier then the boswer challenge that you had to complete to get the mario one!, and I never lost on my first try! With or without using weapons, I bring level 9 computers down and out just as easy in Melee, plus I love how falcos desisn has enhanced and that he has more colors then when he did in Melee, He's is my number one no matter how Ike and Capt. Falcon bring up my next favorites. Falco's Final Smash is a TANK! Come on, who doesn't love tanks? Its hover ability surpasses fox's tank and last longer then Wolf's! I'm just glad falco got on the top 10 as the lucky number 7 by the wayXD

The final smash isn't a tank it is called land master and If it would be a tank it wouldn't fly

awesome! his endless twirling thing is epic. his B up, B down, and B to the side moves are great. fun final smash, but not the best character.

Yesss falco rocks

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9 Marth Marth

He's actually pretty well balanced, if you ask me. Quick, jumps pretty high, good damage. He's also pretty good for chain grabs and can rack up damage with Dancing Blade. Counter can punish powerful moves with long starting up lag, and down tilt can edge-guard like a boss. Pity he only has one recovery move. And is a bit too tall for his own good. He may need a little getting used to, but after that... Boom. :D

Marth has a very good combination of strength and speed. He may take a little training to become really good with, but he can be really good if you know how to use him.

I started out with ike, cause he seemed pretty cool, but after falling off the map one too many times, I eventually got sick of him, and switched to meta knight, then I realized that meta knight got ko'd way to easily by characters like ike, and DK. So I upgraded to Marth, and haven't had any other desires. But the best part is that people don't get pissed off when you use him in wifi mode unlike kirby pikachu, and meta knight.

How is he in 8th place? His combos are insanely good and he has the fastest running speed. He can jump pretty well and his aerials are powerful, especially his up air. His down air can meteor smash and his sword has good range. He has good disjointed hitboxes, some good powerup attacks, good recovery, and a counter. I can consistently win against level 9 cpus using marth. He is MY MAIN!

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10 Lucario Lucario Lucario is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. Created by Ken Sugimori, Lucario first appeared as a central character in the film Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, and later appeared in the video games Pokémon Diamond and Pearl and subsequent sequels, also appearing more.

Lucario's final is not that good but he's like the matrix man. Force palm is like a smash, aura sphere is good and double team is really annoying for anyone fighting against him.

Super awesome and his final smash is crazy strong as well as double team, force palm and extreme speed excellent in recoveries

PUT HIM HIGHER ON THE LIST! Lucario deserves it so much. He is very fast and has a great aerial game. His final smash is better than FALCON PUNCH. Almost no one could think of something so good. Also I love to compare Force Palm to Falcon Punch. No matter how I compare them none of them win. If you master how to use Double Team (which I did) you can get far launch. Lucario is great for edge guarding because tilts are great. Beat my brother who played for 4 years longer than me. Lucario is my main and he should be higher on the list.
He is badass.

1. One of the fastest attackers in the game
2. One of the best recoviries in the game
3. Complete powerhouse
4. Force Palm is a smash attack x2
5. Op final smash
6. Best to come out of the Pokémon series

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The Newcomers

? Waluigi Waluigi Waluigi is a selfish, greedy man who works closely with the infamous Wario. He is Luigi's rival and is known as the opposite of him. Waluigi first appeared in the Gameboy Color game, Mario Tennis as Wario's partner. He has appeared in every Mario Tennis game since, still remaining as Wario's partner. more.

Waluigi is not in brawl or not even in smash. - Videogamesgal

Total badass

The Contenders

11 Fox

Fox is the best character of them all! He's fast! His Fox Illusion can really strike other opponents without looking like a sneak attack. Amazing how you can use his reflector and it would almost reflect anything sent toward you. His combo kicks and punches is awesome! The Fire Fox attack has a great range in going back on stage as well as flaming people up down and side to side. He looks awesome, his talking is cool and he's got Falco and Wolf on his side in this game! His outfit looks awesome too! I say that Fox McCloud should be Number 1 on this list! His blaster can take great deal in damage but still no flinching... But don't get me started on the Landmaster Final Smash. It's huge, rolls and KO's enemies, hovers them across the boarder and shoots them dead!

Fox's backflip kick and split kick are the most destructive things on the planet. Fox is so amazing his mere taunt can split the universe in two. Fox and his pistol rip through time and space like episode 236 of Star Trek when the Glamekians jumped across 2 GALAXIES. I've never seen such a strong B and up move, fox goes inferno, so hot it makes lava sweat. Not to mention his B am over which literally just rips through dimensions faster than the Enchiridion mixed with a Dialga and Palkia offspring. All in all, fox is a fast strong character that don't take crap from no one, including Einstein, Father Time, and the laws of physics. Next time you go to play a game, pick fox, you're gonna like the way you look.

Fox's moveset is great for combos, making an unstoppable air and land character. For a lot of the moves, like his reflector, there is no warning when it's going to come, and his moves do a lot of damage in Boss Battles. His blaster can damage without the opponent moving, making it uesful in Subspace Emissary where he can defeat Paratroopas and Poppants. He is one of the only characters that can do target smash level 1 in 15 seconds, and he can damage a sandbag a lot to make it go far in Home-Run Contest. Landmaster can do a variety of moves, and can even lift players sky-high to KO them. In my opinion then, Fox is my best and favourite character.

Fox is an awesome character for the game and he's the best of them all.(also I love to teleport around.) - HaddonJordan

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12 Pit Pit Pit is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Kid Icarus series, first appearing in Kid Icarus for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1986 and later appearing in Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters for the Game Boy in 1991.

Pit is one of the few flying characters who has good combat skills. His light arrow and Super Smash make him one of the best characters in the game.

Pit is so good I beat a lot of people with him. He can fly and shoot arrows.
He is so great he may not be a heavy character but he can do some really damage. His super smash is like king's Dedede super smash. You should really play as him because he is awesome!

Pits b right attack allows you to easily trap your opponent and do some major damage than you use the a right attack to send them flying and if somebody knocks you off the course no problem you can use you wing to fly back up this is also a good move to avoid final smash attacks

I used to main as him. His combos are ridiculous. - ShuhBanggg

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13 Wolf O'Donnel

Wolf is...complicated. Whether he's good or bad probably depends more on the players than any other character.

He has very fast mobility, good range, a nice reflector (definitely better than Falco's), and one of the two best down smashes in the game, as well as a good ground-to-air game because of his extremely fast air speed and falling speed. On the other hand we have extreme susceptibility to being chaingrabbed to death (especially from Pikachu and King Dedede), an atrocious recovery, a poor blaster, oddly average vertical endurance for his fast falling speed, and being inconveniently the character most susceptible for meteor smashes (if he gets meteor smashed, he can't up B out of it for 60 frames, which is more than other character).

So yeah, it's hard to say what Wolf is. - WonkeyDude98

Wolf is amazing. He's fast, strong, and has long distance attacks. His final smash is amazing- strong, fast, and unstoppable. His gun can stun opponents, and his up and side special moves are good recoveries and are very strong. I'm shocked he's this low. The only other characters that come close to beating him are Pit with his great recovery and attacks, Mr. Game and Watch with his amazing final smash, and Lord Ganondorf, with his amazing final smash, recovery, and strength. All the other characters are kind of good, medium, or awful. And Olimar is the worst character of all- horrible moves, and even more worthless without his pikmins, which are not cute.

Wolf a mix of Fox and Captain Falcon: He's fast, strong, and can jump high. His attacks lunge him forward and make him unstoppable. His 'B' attack causes his opponent to be stunned and give him enough time to strike his opponent.

I just like his howl taunt. - ShuhBanggg

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14 Captain Falcon

His moves are so powerful, and he has a pretty good jump. FALCON PUNCH!

Falcon punch and falcon kick are one of the most strongest moves in the game. Kirby is the worst character of all because you can't kick him because he's so short.

It's Captain Falcon. Landing a falcon punch
Feels like you drank a bottle of adrenaline


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15 Mario Mario Mario is the main character in the Mario Bros. Franchise, who was created by the creative director and video game designer at Nintendo of Japan, Shigeru Miyamoto. Mario has appeared in almost every Mario Game, including spinoff series, as a playable character, with few exceptions including New Super more.

His spike can be very good compared to most fighters if used properly. Just when an opponent is recovering, jump and use a fire ball since it has some hit and travel with it. Once its about to hit an opponent, use your spike and they don't have time to react (most of the time it works). You can also use it if you try to recover since people try to get you away. Use a fire ball then do double jump when your recovering and spike and then there down a life and quickly recover back on stage. Especially useful on characters with bad recoveries. I sometimes charge at them from off the stage, use fire, spike, and still live. But it does require some practice since you need to know when and where exactly to shoot the fireball. Once you get the hang of it's not only a dangerous/good move/strategy, but a technique that looks in style/cool and you feel happy for doing it.

Mario is an excellent edge guarder because of his F.L.U.D.D. and Cape. With his Cape, he can reflect projectiles and turn around opponents, thus preventing many recoveries. He can also use his cape to make people get launched farther if they are being launched upward, making them fly 1.5 times higher. With his F.L.U.D.D, he can make characters get lag with their attacks and prevent more recoveries. Not to mention, his aerials are fast and are good for combos.

Mario is the strongest.

He must be number one.

All his attacks are strong and nobody can beat him easily.

He is the strongest com character too.
It's more difficult to win against him as com as another chara as com.

He is the best and the no one.

Only vote for Mario.

Mario is really good, he was mediocre in brawl, but I like using him

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16 Mr. Game & Watch Mr. Game & Watch

I was shocked that Game & Watch wasn't top ten. Think about it! He is quick and has power moves as strong as the power players. His C moves are incredible (double hammers down and the fire). He is the most complete player on this list yet he is not in the top 10 - bigbrotherfan

He is 2-d! He is fast, He has very powerful attacks! Like Judge, fire attack, Fire, The key, the helmet from octopus, and my favorite oil panic! His final smash is awesome too! He is fun to use! So vote for Mr Game&Watch! He deserves to be 1! He is the first Nintendo charater! Without him, there would be no Mario!

Mr. Game & Watch has powerful smash attacks and other attacks such as oil panic, the brick, and the key. He has quick attacks and is good for stealing kills by his smashes. His final smash is one of the hardest to avoid in the game. I am hoping Mr. Game & Watch will be in Super Smash Bros 4. - JrodNinja

Think of all the cheap moves that can one-hit KO. This character is very light and takes skill to use properly. - RisingMoon

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17 Samus Samus Samus Aran is the protagonist of the Metroid science fiction action-adventure game series by Nintendo.

Samus has a great recovery after two jumps and has a very powerful set of moves and her final smash is the best in the game! All my friends play this game a lot and I just recently started playing and I destroyed em all with samus.

She is the most awesome character ever! She has stuff that comes with her suit that are super useful.

Samus can be a beast if you know how to use her. She is so OP with her missiles and aura balls like Lucario. Personally, Meta Knight is my favorite but Samus is in a close second.

Which Samus? - Videogamesgal

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18 Lucas

Lucas is the best in the game once you use him a lot. Ness and him kick butt.

I hate how Lucas is such a baby in the Subspace Emissary. He's the best fighter in Super Smash Bros, even better then Ness. Lucas' attacks are easier to use then Ness', and more effective. And once you get used to it, his special jump is very fun.

Every time I look at character rankings I just don't get why lucas isn't at least top 5... I find him flexible for me and I win a lot of brawl battles... Other say they don't like lucas or ness because they said its hard to control '3'

He's my main in Brawl, 4 and soon ultimate.

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19 Pikachu Pikachu Pikachu 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.

Pikachu has some pretty good moves. He can also be very good if you train with him.

my best since super smash bros. nintendo 64

Pikachu is unquestionably one of the best characters in the game. Amazing comboing ability, very fast, near impossible to combo, surprisingly strong, great recovery, Thunder Jolt is all around awesome, and having a notorious chaingrab to death on Fox, Falco, Wolf, Sheik, and Captain Falcon. Flaws? Probably his light weight, range, poor aerials, and being juggled since it is floaty. However, Pikachu is still one of the best characters in the game. It's so good, it is considered to be the only character with an even matchup against Meta Knight (however even this has been proven in Meta Knight's favor). - WonkeyDude98

Very good and adorable

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20 Bowser Bowser Bowser is the main antagonist of the Mario Bros. Franchise. From kidnapping Princess Peach to simply destroying a fun game between Mario and Friends in the Mario Party spinoff series, this king of the Koopas has set up a certain hatred towards himself amongst the large cast of Mario Characters. He first more.

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

If you ever want an easy win, use your Side Special to jump off the stage with your opponent. - RisingMoon

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21 Ness Ness

Hey Ness is AWESOME. I mean he's pretty hard to use at first, but once you get used to him, you know where to charge his awe-inspiring bat attack, you know when to use PK Flash, and you know how to hit your butt with PK Thunder to save yourself from falling, Oh and you can control your PK Thunder attack.

His baseball bat move ROCKS! He's just, well, pure awesome! And his B-up is the best in Brawl!

oh... yeah sure he's hard to control but if you play with him for a while you can own anyone wiith him he is awesome. and uhh... why isint wario on the bottom?

Ness is my main next to Peach!

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22 Ganondorf Ganondorf Ganon (Referred to as Ganondorf in human form) is a fictional character and the central antagonist of Nintendo's Legend of Zelda series. He is a power-hungry Gerudo who possesses the Triforce of Power and aims to conquer Hyrule with the remaining Triforce parts.

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.

Ganon is SUPER slow but he is probably the strongest character in the game. I have NO idea why he is number three. Also his smash beats EVERYBODY! (if they're in front of him). Ganondorf is the strongest evil lord in the game in my opinion.

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23 Yoshi Yoshi Yoshi, once romanized as Yossy, is a fictional anthropomorphic dinosaur who appears in video games published by Nintendo. He is most known for his appearances in the Yoshi and Mario franchises.

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.

Very surprised he is all the way down in 22nd, I thought he would be at least top 10 or top 5, maybe he isn't the best of all time, but he is definitely good - YOSHIA2121

His neutral Special is so cheap. - RisingMoon

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24 Luigi Luigi Luigi 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 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.

Don't forget to mention that taunt. That horrifying, edge-killing taunt...

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25 Zero 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.

In love

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26 R.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

I play as him and he and Kirby are the best

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27 Diddy Kong Diddy Kong Diddy Kong is a fictional character in the Donkey Kong series of video games, first appearing in the 1994 game Donkey Kong Country.

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.

I agree Diddy is 3rd on my list to.

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28 Ice Climbers Ice 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?

The ice climbers are the best. hammers. freezes. ultra-high jump move. infinite grab/freeze. spinning attacks. combos. some of the highest-damage-dealing moves in the game. need I say more?

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29 King Dedede King Dedede King 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

Oh yeah my main

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30 Wario Wario Wario 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.

I am expeirenced in this game and 80 percent of the time I lose is smash side A is strong but the worst recovery in the game his up smash is super weak but is a blast to play with.

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31 Sheik

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.

She would probably be number 1 if she did not have a very low KO chance. - Videogamesgal

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32 Zelda Zelda Princess 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!


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

Hey you might want to change her picture to her ssbu look.

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33 Donkey Kong Donkey Kong Donkey 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.

He saved Diddy Kong's life!

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

Expand dong

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34 Squirtle Squirtle Squirtle, known in Japan as Zenigame, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

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 cute

If you played squirtle in project m you would of had a lot of a better time than if you were to play him in brawl

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35 Mii

You can get more than one mii

Umm...this list is for Brawl...Mii isn't an option until Smash 4

Nope... not in brawl.

Mii is the best I mean common miis can get lightsabres with cyborg suit

36 Charizard Charizard Charizard, known in Japan as Lizardon, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. Created by Ken Sugimori, Charizard first appeared in the video games Pokémon Red and Blue and subsequent sequels. They have later appeared in various merchandise, spinoff titles and animated more.

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

Who doesn't love Charizard

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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37 Ivysaur Ivysaur

He heals and uses an insanely strong projectile all with the neutral Special. - RisingMoon

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!

This is the best character in the game. He only has 0.1% of the votes, which sucks.

38 Little Mac Little 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

He should be first and ike second

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39 Pokemon Trainer

Has All-Around Good Stats

40 Mega Man Mega Man Mega Man, known as Rockman in Japan, is the title character and the protagonist of the Mega Man series by Capcom.

He's not in Brawl! - HaddonJordan

I love mega man
He is my favright character from super smash bros

41 Robin Robin

I think she/he is a really good character

He's not in brawl... - Dragonj37

One of my favorite characters! - -Phoenix-


42 Rosalina and Luma

I think these guys are SUPER strong and make a G R E A T team! Luma (Rosalina's little helpful star) is SO good until she gets killed too many times, then shes useless. my friend beats me ALL the time with them!
P.S. Kirby looks SO cute when she swallows them withh her little crown! :3 ;D

43 Shulk Shulk Shulk is a fictional character and the protagonist from Monolith Soft's 2010 role-playing video game Xenoblade Chronicles, part of their overarching Xeno series of video games.

Shulk should be number 1. 5 at least because of his ability to increase his stats (while decreasing other). He could increase his jumping power which is good for Ariel attacks. He could increase his speed which could help you dodge attacks and grab items. He could also increase his defense which is good for you because if your opponent has strong KO attacks, then the shield will allow you not to get sent across the screen in a fire ball. It will just send you a couple of feet away from him. He could also increase his damage done. He could do way more damage to the opponent in 5 seconds. He could also increase his KO hits which could send the opponent to the other side of the map at least. Each of these ability increases have 24 seconds to last which is the longest ability that lasts in Super Smash Bros. He also has fantastic counterattack that when the opponent attacks you while you press down 1, will do absolutely nothing to you but will send the opponent flying (without the ...more

Defitli in Braille best chirector of al Tim

44 Fox McCloud Fox McCloud Fox McCLoud is an anthropomorphic fox who first appeared in Star Fox for the Super NES in 1993, the son of James McCloud who perished during a mission and the leader of the new Star Fox team along with Peppy Hare former member of the original Star Fox team, Falco Lombardi and Slippy Toad as they the more.

Fox should be higher despite me hating him

45 Olimar & Pikmin

This guy is absolutely fantastic for camping. With his pikmin throw you can rack up damage very quickly, and he has a ridiculously long grab range with almost no end lag. All of his attacks are very powerful as well. If you get an opportunity to draw pikmin, which is not too difficult if you are skilled, Olimar dominates the battlefield.

Olimar is easily one of the greatest threats when battling against him. He is unique and takes time to become effective and master, but his attacks are insanely powerfu; especially the Pikmin throw. He can easily knock off medium and heavy character with purple pikmin and excels in all fields except recovery. He only is looked down upon by those who don't know how to use him to his potential.

Best. I own everyone with OLIMAR! And I'm even THAT good. I haven't played in over a year so I'm still getting used to it. The only problem with him is that he isn't good with 4 player battles.

Just like your mom

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46 Peach

She owns with toad power, so if you can control her, she is one of the best defensive players in the game. Not that she is bad at offense. Her Ha Cha! Does 15% damage at least, if there is contact

I think peach is the best character ever she got good recovery moves and I she kicks ass. That's why she is the best!

The well known princess is very well at holding her one in a fight and good recovery moves

Even though Zelda is a much better fighter, I say Peach got skills - ParkerFang

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47 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff Jigglypuff, known in Japan as Purin, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

He is highly disrespected! This thing can kick butt if you are experienced with it.

Jigglypuff is really one of the best characters there is. A tip for using Jigglypuff is that you have to constantly be jumping in the air and strafing until there is an opportunity to strike.

She can do quick attacks and stack up enough damage to use rest and send them hurtling off the screen at 100 miles an hour.

Trust me, you better be careful whenever you run into those players online who know how to professionally use Jigglypuff. Being that it's good in the air and can deal a lot of damage over time with the right timing on the opponent, you should never underestimate a Jigglypuff player. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

All Characters are good. ITS JUST THE PLAYER/COMPUTER

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48 Bowser Jr. Bowser 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.

He's not in brawl bruh! - Dragonj37

49 Greninja Greninja Greninja is a Water/Dark type Pokemon introduced in Gen 6. It is the evolved form of Frogadier and the final evolve form of the water starter Froakie. Aside from the usual Torrent ability all Water starters have (Which raises the power of its Water moves), it also the the ability Protean, which changes more.

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

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

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

Greninja is the strongest based on his stealth.
Greninja can take out multiple characters in one team
if you know how to use him in the right way.
After you master him he will show his strength.
Should be number 1.

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50 Sailor Moon Sailor Moon Sailor Moon is the main character of the show Sailor Moon. She is named Usagi Tsukino when not Sailor Moon. Usagi meets Luna and Luna says that she is searching for the Moon princess. Luna gives Usagi a brooch that gives her the ability to transform into Sailor Moon. Usagi is usually happy and cheerful, more.

She is only in mods

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