Top Ten Best Super Smash Bros. Characters


The Top Ten

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

I wouldn't say that link is the best character, but he is so versatile in so many situations. He's powerful, he's not that slow, and he is just so good at range and up close. I main him, and he really hasn't disappointed me.

Kirby is better

Yes Link is really good. I can see why you would put him in second even if I personally would put him in first but to Captain Falcon? Really? I mean sure his falcon punch is OP but it's really easy to dodge, and all his other attacks are pretty neutral, where as Link is fast, strong and can actually jump really high (if you know that you can use bombs to boost yourself) maybe its just because I've only played Smash Ultimate. but just so you know, I'm not saying Captain Falcon is bad

I love this dude I mean I love his sword but he looks better in breath the wild form With a blue shirt and no hat I always play as him

2 Captain Falcon Captain Falcon Douglas Jay Falcon, known commonly as Captain Falcon, is a playable character in the racing video game series F-Zero.

Great advantage bad disadvantage, about as risky as a character gets.


Wow falcone punch!

He's good but not the best - Spongehouse

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.

Hey to everybody who hates kirby, I have a message to you. Congrats! Your a Hyperactive child who only plays mario, only watches mario shows, only eats mario based food, only has mario based stuff, and will only have friends who like mario. Mario is weak because if kirby and mario had a crossover battle, kirby would win because he would suck mario in his black hole stomach, and if mario stomps on kirby, kirby's only gonna take damage and not die. so you mario mains out there (Not You Zero I'm not trying to start a smash fight) I think you should go to a arcade like dave and busters and see there's more then just mario. kirby 1# boi

I feel like Kirby is the far more "going-with-the-sheep" choice of character and it seems as if you're throwing shade to Mario for no reason. They're both cool characters. - Galactic

A message to Kirby fans: He is good in the original games but lousy compared to other Kirby reps even outside of Smash, like Dedede, Waddle Dee, Meta Knight, and the best boss in the game: Marx.

Suck up someones Powers HE SHOULD BE NUMBER 1

Honestly, Kirby sucks. Mostly because even though he survived the light rays in the beginning of Ultimate, I think the reason he survived is because Nintendo thought about people starting with the WEAKEST CHARACTER IN THE GAME! Boom roasted, Kirby Mains! Take that!

Have people forgotten that Jigglypuff and Lucas exist? Because those 2 are weaker than Kirby - robertoiglesias271

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.

I got to represent my main

Great character in smash - myusernameisthis

He's so good in smash ultimate and has a unique moveset! Sonic speed!


5 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.

You all clearly are beginners both at spelling and smash bros. Consult competitive battles and look at tier lists. Brawl meta knight is the best character of all time.

Main forever - UltraIsBack

He has so many cool attacks that are really effective - Spongehouse

Meta Knight was OP in brawl, so they nerfed him...Then after smash 4 they nerfed him again!? And Meta Knight is still a good character in Ultimate!
This why he deserves to be number 1!

6 Snake Snake

Snake is great because he has like the best recovery and he is the most skill based character

I think Snake should Rocket Jump with Up+B instead of the Cypher.

Leopard print epic gamer!

That's wario, snake

7 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.

The first Smash brother!

Mario is a good character to play as!

It's Super Smash BROS. As in, Mario & Luigi. - MarioBros11

My favorite ones: Ridley, Sonic, Meta Knight, Link, Samus

8 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 really cool character and super strong too.

Thank you my fire emblem fans. Ike is a character that requires quick reflexes because he is slow but if you time him well he is unstoppable

He is so powerful.

Ike stands for Ike kills everyone! - Videogamesgal

9 Fox Fox

I think Falco is better and where are Ness and Lucas

Ever played melee?

he's cool

Fox is too fast. Wolf is too slow. Falco is the happy medium - TealBoyxx

10 Mr Game and Watch Mr Game and Watch

I love gamer watch no homo

Don't underestimate him. I main him all the way!

Janky, unique, and fun as hell. - Fat_Turtle_Gamez

Definitely my favorite oft them all. People see him more of a joke than what he really is capable of.


The Contenders

11 Ness Ness

" Hi, I'm Ness. I have psychic powers, but don't know how to use them. The other characters kick my butt! In other words, I'm a nuisance. Yay! "

Normally, I'm Ness. I KICK BUTT. Recovery hard to master but...WAOW. Ness great.

Earthbound is dead - MarioBros11


12 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.

Roy, Mewtwo, and Little Mac are a three way tie for strongest character. They are so broken! They are the BEST!

Mewtwo sucks - Yoshi


Been my main in every Smash game that I own.

13 Roy Roy

For all the Brawl comments, he's in Project M. - GehennaTheSecond

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

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.

Ganon will always be top tier...
In my heart. - Fat_Turtle_Gamez

Well, your heart does not change a lack of tournament performance and general consensus. - Gamefreak23788

Wow. What a character! He is so over powering. Have amiibo. level 50. Strongest thing I will ever see in my entire life. His only nerf is his recovery

A rank, wait no S-

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.

15 Little Mac Little Mac

Screw whoever thinks little Mac sucks

I honestly think he's underappreciated

Awesome character, he is so strong on the ground. Not so much in the air... He is so easy to use and learn. Anyone can pick up a controller and destroy as Little Mac!

EXTREMELY underrated

16 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.

He moans when you crash into a bumper - Spongehouse

Just Op. Don't forget the dreaded DOWN TAUNT

Luigi is a good character, with his combos of high damage and the ease of getting back to the arena makes it a great choice

I would vote him if he had more meteor attacks besides only one frame of his down aerial attack and his down taunt. - BoredBrandon

17 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.

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

Lucario is lower number than mii brawler. Seems legit

18 Dr. Mario Dr. Mario Dr. Mario is the persona Mario takes in the Dr. Mario series. Under this identity, Mario dons a lab coat, a head mirror, and a stethoscope around his neck. He first appeared in his titular game, Dr. Mario.

Dr. Mario is just Tetris - MarioBros11

An underrated and overlooked character.

I like him more than Mario in Smash 4. He is a bit slower but a bit stronger, and he doesn't have F.L.U.D.D. - BoredBrandon

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

19 Marth Marth Marth is a fictional character from the Fire Emblem series, developed by Intelligent Systems and owned by Nintendo. He is the protagonist and Lord class character in the first and the third games in the series, Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, and Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem, more.

I like using him as main

My fave since melee

This guy is amazing I wish he had a more powerful final smash though

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

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.

This guy is awesome! He's my main in Smash. His side smash is very strong, his final smash is amazing as it is very powerful. This guy is just awesome! - MasterHand

Bowser is a strong boss. Better than that ass Ike


This guy is a tank! he has bad walking speed, but decent running speed, THE most powerful attacker on the roster, and it is hard to knock him out. If you love powerhouses, this is your guy.

21 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 amazing, he and Dark Pit should at least be in the top 15 - robertoiglesias271

Dude. Everything looks HD. That's not my point. The point is that I GOT HALF OF SSB 4 guys because of pit

I have the original Kid Icarus on my NES - MarioBros11

His moves and final smash are really effective and when he’s off stage, his power of flight can always send him back on stage.

22 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.

I spam thunder to no ends.

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!

23 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.

Actualy this list is not right because its your own damn opinion

Backslash Boi

So many useful buffs if you use them right. Thank to his Monado's power.


24 Inkling Inkling

Inkling has amazing combos with it's ink and is just the best

Inkling does! - Neinwott

25 Robin Robin

A cool character and I like the mechanic where you can only use their sword and tomes a number of times, and also the male and female versions. Also, I like using Levin Sword in the air. So much detail...

My main in smash using tomes are awesome.

Robin is awesome what's your problem5? - AnimeLover11

I spelled problem problem5? - AnimeLover11

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

She's a total rock star

HECK YEAH - Spongehouse

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.

27 Wolf Wolf

Except that I side-b off the stage more times than I care to admit. On land it shouldn’t make you helpless. - Fat_Turtle_Gamez

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

28 Peach Peach Princess Peach is a major character in the Mario Bros. Franchise. She is the lead female of the The Mario franchise. She is usually the character who needs saved in most Mario Games, but also has appeared as a playable character in the Main-Series Mario Games, including Super Mario 3D World, Super Mario more.

Peach slays. She's my main, and I especially use her when I'm in a Smash Tourney or something. People don't expect Peach to be good. That's why I surprise them. Most recently, I've won with Peach 5 times in a row. I love her!

Peach is a great character! She can easily knock out opponents. - Videogamesgal

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.

She is tricky to master her but once you do you have a beast.

29 Villager Villager

The tree and axe.

Best. Edge. Guarded. Ever. I flipping love all his projectiles and his ability to annoy everyone else by spamming loyd. - Sentimental

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.

This character... Is absolutely amazing! the tree attack is so incredibly annoying and his rocket move is simply op cause it saves you from falling. Its rocket is also really powerful and I still haven't figured out how to beat my friend when he uses this.

30 Zero Suit Samus Zero Suit Samus

WHY IS SHE SO LOW ON THE LIST? She should at least be above Peach...

She was a total badass and boss un smash 4

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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31 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.

Agree. Yoshi or Bowser.

Always play as either Yoshi or Bowser in smash.


He sucks - Yoshi

32 Incineroar Incineroar Incineroar, known in Japan as Gaogaen, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Absolutely badass

I love gaogaen

Even though he's slow I'm a huge Pokemon nerd and I love his design. Malicious Moonsault for the win!

Best of best a lot better than link

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33 Cloud Cloud

I thought he would be in the top ten. His limit can wreck everyone. Including Link

Cloud is the best character. He is better than Peach, Rosalina and Samus. He easily kills them with the limit

I love using his limit gage thing to piss people off that’s my favourite move from him

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

34 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.

This is a disgrace! How is Wario below Peach - Spongehouse

My main

An absolute BOSS - DCfnaf

He should be 1!

35 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 love king Dedede. He reminds me of one giant marshmallow - Spongehouse

Better than he seems

Dedede is love Dedede is life

How to make an OP combo with him:

1. Use side tilt or Down B on opponent.

2. Then, use side B and wait for the the damage to rack in.

Bonus points if you use the Side B part while the foe is under the solid platform in Skyworld.
Probably my favorite combo, because it’s easy to do and does INSANE amounts of damage.

36 Ice Climbers Ice Climbers

The best main

They're adorable and I can really kick ass with them

Ice climbers are in Smash Ultimate, but their grabs have been nerfed, basically changing the meta - BoredBrandon

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

37 Lucas Lucas

I like ness more not because design but because how annoying lucas is to fight compared to ness in smash ultimate but I like lucas more in design so I voted

Should be in the top ten.

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

38 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.

Wassup under appreciated ninja frog

I use him way too much in this game

Better nerf Greninja

Yeah greninja

39 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


I like try

40 Isabelle Isabelle

I did not see this coming - TealBoyxx

41 Rosalina Rosalina Rosalina, known as Rosetta in Japan, is a major character in the Mario Bros . Franchise . She first appeared in the popular Mario Game, Super Mario Galaxy in 2007 for the Nintendo Wii and later returned for the game's sequel in 2010 . Since then, she has been featured in many main-series Mario Games more.

She isn't all bad

Definitely my favorite all around

Why is Rosalina keeps appearing in every Mario games?

Why do haters keep complaining about Rosalina being in more games but any other character appearing more is fine? - DCfnaf

She's number 1

42 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.

Must be higher at least at number 2 and Kirby is number 1 well should be plus mega Man 2 is number 7 on my best video games

Megaman 2 for the NES is TERRIBLE - MarioBros11

He is awesome

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?

43 Mii Brawler Mii Brawler

My favorite character yet main

Most underrated character. In fact, I'd say it's one of the best

You can give it things to make it the best

Essentially Bruce Lee on steroids. - xandermartin98

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

This far down shows why Jiggles is perfect: Underrated. Floats for a super long time making it easy to recover, lullaby means opponent is in their full control, and one of the most devastating attacks in the sleep attack. Please choose another character. I'll be happy to destroy you. - Xean45

Underrated as heck - Spongehouse

Is this list serious? Why the hell is Jigglypuff this low she’s a lot better than most characters If you use her correctly and what is Goku doing on here?

Rest for the win

45 Shiek Shiek

Shiek before they split her from Zelda was a very good character. I main shiek and will continue to even against move heavyer hitting characters. Her ability to wall cling and get an extra little jump is very useful on certain stages.. and if used right jelly fish is a good finisher to opponents trying to recover from a hit off stage.

Best character

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.

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46 Lucina Lucina Lucina is one of the main characters in Fire Emblem Awakening, as well as a fighter in Super Smash Bros. Her most notable feature is her love for her father.

Terrible - MarioBros11

Although I know she is a Marth Clone and has no tipper her consistent damage along the blade suits my play style better. She is my second main.


My main in SSB4 along with Marth - PerfectImpulseX

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47 Falco Falco

Star Fox all the way! - MarioBros11

As a person who values recovery and close-range attacks, I can say Falco is easily one of the best fighters. His dash attacks are superb for zipping back onto the stage, and he is great for range and hand-to-hand. When I play as him, I feel unstoppable.

I can wreck anyone in the whole school with this boi. FINAL DESTINATION, THREE STOCKS, NO ITEMS.
#meleeforlife - Fat_Turtle_Gamez


48 Toon Link Toon Link

He is just a pointless character to put in smash in my opinion - Spongehouse

He is the best what are you talking about. I hate you poopies.

Toony is best what are u talking about

He is very powerful and I always win with him unless it's a very powerful enemy I'm fighting against

49 Duck Hunt Dog Duck Hunt Dog

An outcast - MarioBros11

So overpowered can be used in so many good ways

He rocks. He's cute and powerful at the same time!

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

50 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.

37?! SERIOUSLY?!? Pac-Man is top 5 worthy from how tricky and amazing his attacks are! Not to mention his Bonus Fruit attack never becomes a stale move.

Pacman is good but Pac-land is the bane of my existance - MarioBros11

Pacman sucks

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.

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