Top Ten Best Super Smash Bros. Characters

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The Top Ten

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

Link is the main character from my all time favorite franchise ever and he is so awesome in smash. I wish that for smash they could have had just how awesome he really is in his game, but that would make he way too over powered.

Link is the coolest. His arsenal of tools makes him a one-man army. His shield is handy for blocking things like Fox's blaster bolts. His white tunic alt. costume is my personal favorite.

Toon link is better. And he's not THAT good. I would say jigglypuff in smash 64, fox for melee, meta knight for brawl, and cloud in smash 4 as the best characters for each game

Oh my god I just beat a professional champ in tournaments with Link.

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2 Captain Falcon

Who doesn't love Captain Falcon? This guy is great in like every manner possible. You have to admit, his character is defined mostly by his appearance in smash bros. He is the best guy. The real guy. The guy who should be number 1. Vote him up!

FALCON PUNCH! That's your OP attack

Show me your moves

THE KNEE

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3 Snake

I don't think snake should of ever been in smash bros - MasyMenos

Rocket launchers grenades helicopters what more can you ask for?

I guess I could ask for more speed from him.

The most revolutionary character in the series

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4 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 ...read more.

Whoever says Meta Knight sucks should be grounded. Meta Knight's air attacks are great and also he can warp anywhere.

He can also glide but not in smash 4.

The first battle I ever did was with meta knight and a won against another player who was playing for about a month

Meta knight should be at least number 3. Why? Because he's BATMAN!

Who doesn't love him, HE IS BANNED FROM COMPETITIONS! he's that good.

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5 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.

Please READ THIS ARTICLE SSBB FANS! Now listen, everyone can do good with Kirby, but every character can be mastered too. Personally, I have mastered Samus, Falco, Lucario, Luigi, Meta Knight, Sonic, I can go on and on , and Kirby, the best super smash bros. character ever. People say Kirby is easy to spam, has O P moves Which he does , but he is also predictable until you master him, like I did. First of all, no matter how powerful that hammer of his is, it is slow and inefficient, so I barely ever use it. If you ever want to send someone flying, use his damn smash attacks. They aren't the best in the game, but they kick ! Secondly, if someone sends you flying in the air I think you may know this one DOWN B! AND NO, this doesn't mean you should spam it, but it is amazing for preventing your self from flying off the stage. Third, take advantage of his JUMPS! Five beautiful chances Jumps for the sake of your survival... make that six if you use his up B sword correctly also his only ...more

Kirby is my best character, I like using all my 5 jumps and as my opponent follows use my down special! I usually try to suck up a character with a long range special so I have both ranged and melee attacks.

I have never been Kirby, but my brother always beats me with him, and I'm usually pretty good.

Op

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6 Mewtwo Mewtwo Mewtwo 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.

I like Mewtwo first from The Pokemon Series and now the Smash Bros. I love Mewtwo despite his hatred towards humanity, he is powerful in both Pokemon Series and Smash where he has tones of moves to use to attack others. He even has his two megas have the highest base stats but tied with Mega Rayquaza. In smash he showed more with his evil moves - Goodzone

A legendary Pokemon could cream a 2-D character any day.

Mewtwo's power in SSBM is unreal! I never lose with him. It was really saddening when I heard he wouldn't come back in Brawl.

Lucario never "replaced" Mewtwo. Mewtwo was planned for Brawl, but was cut due to time constraints. Look it up.
Fun fact: He was also planned for Super Smash Bros 64!

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7 Sonic

I like the transformation to Super Sonic he gets with the smash balls. It's entertaining to fly around smashing everyone then seeing how that somehow makes them fly into the air. - SoulDeathTheKidMaka414

Don't try beat Sonic... because... YOUR TOO SLOW! - Silverbronwyn

Sonic is not that weak but he isn't strong either

He's the fastest thing alive and is surprised that sonic higher than Mario in ratings

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8 Ike Ike

Ike is awesome! His attacks are slow but they hit like a truck!

Ike shall be the Supreme God of Nintendo! IKE stands for Ike Kills Everyone!

Ike is my best he's on a none loss line

Sexy beast with rock hard abs and biceps

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9 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 ...read more.

Why is Mario, all the way down here? He's my favorite character, and I'm really good with him. He should be higher. - nintendofan126

He is my favorite video game character. Who doesn't love this guy? He can even beat Sonic in Super Smash Brothers.

He goes well against characters like C. Falcon and Sonic in Smash 4.

2 words: Fair. Spikes.

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10 Fox

He's just awesome. Awesome attacks and combos. I'm always getting better with him. He. ROCKS!

Fox is awesome in melee along with falco but not in brawl - XxwileyxX38

All you do is Spam Fox's laser bullets on the beginning of the fight

1v1, no items, Fox only, final Destination! - Granton8ter05

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The Contenders

11 Ness Ness

Lucas' attacks are more powerful. You should give him a try if you like Ness.

God ness is underrated - dinosaur

Damn Ness is an OP kid. He has very troll-like moves and is also fun to play as

Link is overrated vote this - vvmax

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12 Mr Game and Watch

He is very unique as a character. He is my main in Brawl. (That's the only Smash game I currently have.) He can be tricky to master but once you master him, you become a beast. He requires frame-by-frame perfection and you have to be particular with the movements on the controller. He is powerful, fast, and great recovery. He might be a little too light, but he makes that up by being an amazing character to master. Worth it? Absolutely! I was literally the only kid back in 2009 who used the OG of Smash. Everyone else I knew used Fox, Kirby, Mario, Link, etc.

He is so weird but he is so good. He's one of my favorite characters. I never heard of game and watch til then just like fire emblem

I'm the only kid I know who uses Mr. Game and Watch so I didn't think he'd be #2. He deserves it though. Go gas gun thing!

Underrated

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13 Marth Marth

I kinda like using this character, but he should be slightly higher than just number 14. Listen, and why he should be higher: He can make a powerful counter, is less vulnerable to a reflecting projectile thanks to his close range capability. He's also quite fast with his sword too. He'd also be a big distraction to anyone that falls in love easily

You're kidding, right? As I write this he is ranked 23! Why? Marth is awesome! He is easily one of the most fun to play on Brawl. He is very quick and can get many attacks in, as well as dodge when necessary.

I love Marth as well! The way he fights kinda struck me as graceful! Not to mention he is really fast and flexible!

Marth Rules! I use Lucina, and they have the same moves! Marth and Lucina should be at least 3rd

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14 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.

Everyone says that Ganondorf is a clone of Captain Falcon. I disagree (unless you're talking Melee; he was totally a clone in melee). Ganondorf is a slower, more powerful character. Even though some of his moves, like the Warlock Punch, are clone moves, some of them are different, like the side B. It makes it easier to combo people than Captain Falcon's uppercut.

At a sleepover with some friends, we were playing SSB 4 with my best friends dad watching. So anyway... One of my friends have never played, so we put all the characters except her on random to even the odds and I got Ganondorf. And since her dad was best with him I let him play... Everyone else got wrecked. Even though he is slow, he has REALLY powerful attacks.

Should be number one - ggggh

Literally the best charecter! Way better than Mario. Luigi. Ness snake definitely cap falcon and falcon! Almost as fun as link.

He doesn't even come close to being as good as them. (Except link and ness, he's better than them) - ZE3

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15 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 ...read more.

Actually in smash 4 you could easily win with him, for those who don't take risks lucario isn't for you. He is risk reward type character. His up special is incredibly good at getting you out of the void and, ledge bouncing opponents, (use it and if your opponents in air you just attack him with it he'll bounce off the ledge) along with that counter is good even with project tiles unlike, other counters they are really limited, but with lucario he does a clean sweep basically (if playing a 4p smash and all are in a row just plows right through them.

Come On! Why 17? Ness is worse; he should be below jigglypuff. The Pokemon trainer should be the last of all. Anyway, Lucario is fast, his attacks are very cool and badass, don't forget aura sphere. Gotta love lucario and not hate him just because he'd replace him. Don't fry 'cause Mewtwo was replaced.

He is awesome and kirby is too

Oh hi Mark, Its your doom! CAUSE ITS LUCARIO!

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16 Little Mac Little Mac

He is so awesome. I wish they would make him better in the next game so I can see him in competitive play. He is my all time favorite and it makes me sad that so many people hate him. He fits the fighting game style more than many others that for sure

Yes, his recovery is trash but in the right hands he is totally amazing! Such amazing attack power and just a cool revamped design make it! Little Mac just fits smash bros so perfectly, he belongs in the game and I hope he never gets cut! Little Mac will always be my favorite

He is so cool. I swear, I will murder someone if they but Spring Man in it because Arms is just the lesser punch out

HE IS AMAZING AND SHOULNT EVER BE CUT! I LOVE HIM SO MUCH! HE NEEDS TO RETURN IN SMASH FOR SWITCH

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17 Roy

The fact that he wasn't carried into Brawl upsets me terribly. Him and Marth were my favourite yet only one got continued... Shame really. Amazing character with lots of tricks up his sleeve.

Why didn't he go in brawl! -

He returned for smash bros 4 as dlc

Roy's Our Boy! - Roy Kuchiki

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18 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 ...read more.

Luigi should be number one you guys think luigi is bad you haven't mastered him then

Luigi is good character, if you think he's bad you either don't know how well he can be used or you're just a hater - ZE3

Why is weegee down here? He is OP once you master him and his taunts are incredible

Luigi is the best

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19 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.

This has been my main ever since the beginning of the game, and I don't think it will ever change. He is honestly really good and a pretty decent character if you want to learn all aspects in smash.

I agree I love how he moves and a bonus is that he can fly so, good melee and distance and flying!

His final smash is the best and his move are good.

He is the good shooter in super smash bros.

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20 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 ...read more.

His taunt is pretty strong.

He is fast and powerful, He has lots of combos.
A ninja frog

Good, but needs to be nerfed.

HE IS DA FROG - Therealgamemonster

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21 Villager

If you know how to use him, he is definitely OP. I know how crazy that sounds, but I mastered him, and all my friends still have trouble beating me when I play as Villager and they use Captain Falcon, Link, Pit, and others like that.

Villager is OP and somehow a bad gamer like me has mastered him. I like the way Nintendo made an Animal Crossing character become such an OP character in a smash bros game!

I love screwing with people online as Villager, sucking in there attacks, planting trees, and that bowling ball attack is just so much fun to use

That's true he can be OP

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22 Ryu Ryu Ryu is a video game player character created by Capcom, the protagonist of the Street Fighter series.

Ryu is the best fighter in the game in my opinion. He has frame 2 kill confirms and he has a huge damage output and a disgustingly large array of combos.

I hate this guy

He has TWO FINAL SMASHES HE'S THE FIRST CHALLENGER TO HAVE THAT!

I like try

23 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 is great for people who want to hit fast, and its attacks can steadily build up damage if you use it right. In fact, it WAS at the top of the original Smash Bros. Tier list, right?

Fast and agile so you can dodge attacks and also hit them back with quick attacks. Only downside is that it is light and final smash isn't great.

I really like pikachu, I like fast attacks and lightning, so that's why it like pikachu, first time playing as pikachu was so fun!

Pikachu should be higher! - VideoGamefan5

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24 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.

I don't exactly main Dedede, I main Marth but I want to get good at him so I can main him. - DapperPickle

He better than all yalls and I'm not jestin

Dedede is amazing
He is a meme
A penguin
And a Mormon

DEDEDE DEDEDE DEDEDEDE-DEDEDE! - Aceto

25 Dr. Mario Dr. Mario

People don't know how to use him in Smash 4, that's why people hate him.

Dr. Mario is the best clone character.

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

Samus is the best female character on Brawl. Seriosly, think about it. Peach is a ditzy, dumb, overly-girly princess who would rather put on makeup than fight. Samus, however, is a detirmined tomboy who shoots guns and kills monsters for a living. Zelda's okay, I guess, if you're into that kinda thing, but she gets kidnapped way too much for her to be a very srong and powerful character. Samus hasn't been kidnapped ONCE and she isn't the snobby, weak princess that can't defend herself (cough) Zelda (cough). Nana is cute. Nana is funny. But when you think about it, Nana isn't powerful. At all. And don't even get me started with Samus and power. You have to asume a woman who changes into a butt-kicking robot is pretty powerful. I don't suggest telling Samus she's weak or powerless. 'Cause if you do she and her shotgun might be the last thing you'll ever see...

WINNER IN ALL AREAS. HAS THE SKILLS (and looks and background) TO PROVE IT.

Whoever said her up smash sucks should fall in the lava. Samus has powerful projectiles and she can grapple like link.

Ooh, that charged-up attack! Nice.

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27 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 ...read more.

Really everyone? Bowser is totally the best! He might be a bit slow, but if you know how to use him right, Bowser's got great attacks, good dodges, and he breathes fire for crying out loud!

Bowser is awesome if you know how to use him. He needs to be #13 at least - Randomator

Hello... Bowsercide is crazy, like damn

28 Cloud Cloud

Cloud is the best! He has attacks that do almost the most but still 5 attacks and the opponent is dead. Anyone that thinks link is better than cloud is absurd. Cloud has more range than link so why is link number 1

Cloud is my main because he is reasonably fast his attacks do a lot of damage and his limit breakers are awesome! He should be a lot higher on the list

People say Rosalina can beat anyone but she can't beat him. He can totally beat her even something below her if you know what I mean (Lenny face)

WHY IS CLOUD ALL THE WAY DOWN HERE?!

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29 Falco

He is what cool is. You should be able to look up in the dictionary at cool and underneath it should say Falco even the name is cool. Is Melee he is the best but then in Brawl and 4 he is not as good. But such a surprise it was to unlock him in Melee he was the best in that game so he is the best ever!

He's a big ass blue bird. How cool is that. Favorite cause he is a badass character who reminds me of myself. - Heatnix23

He's great in Melee, good in Brawl, and he sucks in Smash 4.

Falco Punch

30 Wolf

His howl is the most epic taunt. Plus he has a tank. (It comes in red.) - ShuhBanggg

31 Shiek

She has very crisp and an overall intense moveset which I strongly appreciate. I like that she is a boy but secretly a girl which makes her an interesting and unique character out of the others. But, you have to have lots of skill to master Sheik. Like I said, she's very different out of the others. If you want to main a complicated and unique character, I recommend you try Sheik.

GGodd in melee and 4. Needs to be higher up.

If your counting every game in the Sieres then shiek is not the obvious choice but a very good one.
She wasn't in 64 so we can't count that
She was third in the melee rankings and high up on the tier lists for brawl and smash 4

I think if you counted all the games her and Marth are good choices

32 Zero Suit Samus

She sucked in Brawl, I'll give you that. But in four, she's a combo master

Pretty good in both Brawl and Smash 4.

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33 Lucas

His PK Thunder is way more effective than Ness's, and if you use it properly, it can do about 20%. His PK Fire is very accurate and hard to miss with, PK Freeze is much easier to control then PK Flash, and last of all is up smash is very strong, covers a wide area, and does decent damage.

If you know how to use him, he is BEAST. ( Plus he's adorable)

To the person who said he has no idea what the down. So say fox is using his gun and a projectile hits The black hole, it heals Lucas

Very powerful, probably only the hardest to master though, but once you do, this 13 year old will cut your balls of

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34 Bayonetta Bayonetta Bayonetta, real name Cereza, is a fictional character and protagonist of the video game Bayonetta and its sequel, developed by PlatinumGames and published by Sega and Nintendo respectively.

I'm not a Bayonetta fan and I'm voting for her. I know a lot of people like her combos so I am speaking out for those who haven't found this website.

One of the only characters who can kill someone with 0 damage in one combo set

Best female character in smash because the rest are garbage or can't fight.

Why is she so low? She's great! - DaisyandRosalina

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

Yoshi is bad-ass bub. He is so awesome and if you know how to use his final smash then it is the best

Whoever put him this far is just plain stupid, he is pretty strong, if you know your ways.

Why so low? Should be at LEAST #5.

The Best

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36 Peach

I don't know what one you are talking about, but for Wii U peach is super op. Toad attack, umbrella if you use it right, and the side slam. I always win with her.

Should be higher

Should be higher

I thought Peach was weak.
So far My Peach amiibo has been defeated 5 times over 500+ Matches.
One night me and my cousin spent 3 straight hours strategizing and fighting 1 on 1.
We went through the whole cast twice save Ness and Samus.
I used Ness (Haven't for 3 months at the time) and Destroyed her.

I have new respect for Peach.

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37 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.

Diddy kong need to be higher! His jetpack is a great recovery move, and his peanut gun and final smash is awesome

He's back again and about time too
And this time he's in the mood
He can fly real high with his jetpack on
With his pistols out, he's one tough Kong
He'll make you smile when he plays his tune
But Kremlings beware 'cause he's after you
Huh!

38 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.

I love me some Bowser Jr. Clown Car, Mecha-Koopa, Cannonball, Hammers, oh my! He's actually pretty good from a competitive standpoint, and it's a shame that there aren't any major players besides Tweek that use him. I personally play Lemmy as a main and the occasional Toon Link as a secondary if I need a bit more ground based fighting.

Very very underrated character.

Have you seen his Koopa Clown Car? It's the most violent weapon for any character! It has a cannon, a buzz saw, a fork, wheels, a drill, everything! I use hime if I'm not using Yoshi!

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

Rest for the win

YOU ARE SO CUTE THAT I WOULD ADOPT YOU IF I COULD

Jigglypuff is adorible in Smash bros melee because she is bright pinker in brawl. In Smash bros 4. She is less adorible

40 Robin Robin

My main in smash using tomes are awesome.

Robin is awesome what's your problem5? - AnimeLover11

I spelled problem problem5? - AnimeLover11

Get higher - LarrytheFairy

41 Pac-Man Pac-Man Pac-Man is the protagonist fictional character of the franchise of the same name by Namco, who was first introduced in the Japanese arcade game Pac-Man on May 22, 1980 in Japan, later released in the United States in October the same year.

Pac-Man is a classic! I mean, talk about an old-school reference! He is like, super powerful! Look at his moveset! He is so awesome! Though I would say the duck hunt dog or villager is in close second.

This guy is so cool!

42 Toon Link

Toon link is my main followed by wario and every time got to admit see a lot more links than toon links

Gotta love toon link

Why only 49th? this guy is basically a better version of young link, and he is a better version of link

The fact that this guy is 49th is absolutely disrespectful. SMDH

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43 Mii Brawler

You can give it things to make it the best

Essentially Bruce Lee on steroids. - xandermartin98

1steroids? Lol

Should be 1

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44 Ice Climbers

Why are so many people arguing about these characters? Ice Climbers are great! They can do the infinite grab.

Why are Ice Climbers not in the new game WA - MasyMenos

Yes you guys are right so to answer your question, they weren't in ssb4 because of technical difficulties in the 3ds version. They should be on the one for the Switch if there is one.

They need to be in SSB4. I mean, seriously, Sakuri, you sacraficed the ice climbers since they couldn't b played in the 3DS version, but they COULD work in the Wii U version. Don't you know to make use of what you have? I mean, just because the 3DS can't handle them, it doesn't mean the Wii U players have to suffer!

45 Duck Hunt Dog

Coming up my school is having a super smash bros tournament on Wii u after school 3-5 and I'm going to be duck hunt because he is cute and good at the same time

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46 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.

If you learn how to use this 1980's character correctly, he is really deadly. I can beat every level 9 CPU and most of my friends with him, and I am a mere Pre-Teen (just like any other Pre-Teen loser that surfs the web for this type of stuff). Mega Man's skill set is very unique and his final smash is awesome. His actual video games rule and he can slide. Why is he not number1?

At first glance, Mega Man seems underpowered, but if you can learn to use him correctly, he is just as deadly as any other character. - llamabaconllama37

Megaman is a lot like his games, to really have a good time, you will need to master his abilities and controls first

MEGA MAN MEGA MAN THE SUPER FIGHTING ROBOT FIGHTING TO SAVE THE WORLD #30thAnniversary

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47 Inkling

Inkling does! - Neinwott

48 Young Link Young Link

Come on young link is more fun to play than the original link.

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49 Lemmy

I did a tournament with all of the characters on super smash bros for the Wii u (including dlc), made all of them level nine CPUs and Lemmy won

50 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.

An absolute BOSS - DCfnaf

He should be 1!

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