Cheapest Super Smash Bros. Brawl Characters

True hardcore Brawl fans know who's cheap and who's good. Who's the cheapest? Let's find out.

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.

Do we even have to debate this? - Fat_Turtle_Gamez

Cheaper than 1 cent. - Qryzx

Actually meta knights rather expensive :3. I just wanted to make that joke... - Trans-species

To be honest (even though I love Meta Knight) I think he's very unbalanced being WAY too powerful.

2 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 so ' annoying. All you do is hear him spam thunder and use discharge to knock you around. Some say that for some reason, you need skill to use Pikachu. All you have to do is play a few matches with him and then you can easily play against anyone as this guy. Even without Discharge and Thunder, he can just spam smash attacks to knock you off the screen. It feels totally unfair against Pikachu. He's fast and powerful- and you complain about Sonic, who may be fast, but he's not powerful. Pikachu needs to be nerfed or I will give up on balance throughout the smash bros character roster.

He's #1 for a reason. He is incredibly cheap and yes I definitely have seen people play really well with him, like legit, but a complete noob still manages to pose a threat to me because Pikachu is ridiculously easy to massacre a whole group with. Stupid lightning bolt move. "Pika pika pika pika! " I just wanna scream SHUT UP YOU LITTLE RAT!

Pit isn't actually cheap when you try playing him- it does actually take time to get used to him. Sonic is cheap, but is a very weak hitter. Meta Knight and Ike could be worse... But I hate Pikachu so much! It takes no skill to use him- just spam specials and smash attacks and your opponent is out. It's no fun to play as or against Pikachu. If they don't nerf him next time, then I will totally lose it.

Thunder right next to him is just devastatingly powerful in knock back. Plus, if you're in the middle of an attack or in stunned animation in the air, there is no chance of evasion! And it is really cheap at edge guarding the slower horizontal air movement characters.

3 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.

Your too slow! Your too slow! But to more seriousness, how is Pikachu the
Cheapest when all you have to do with Sonic is keep running left and right with a hit and run. And to top it all off, after all your hard work of landing punches for an hour and listening to "Your too slow! " He gets to a lot of percentage, and you knock him off to see him use his trampoline, possibly the best life saver in the game, and after taunting 20 times back at him, he starts kickin' butt and takin' names. There you go.

Sonic is not cheap, he's just fast and y'all just suck. I beat sonic sometimes and when I'm using him, I disable the smash ball and I still win against my friends. His normal attacks are weak, does only about 1 or 2% damage. So his final smash is powerful so it could be balanced. Talking about too powerful, Zelda's arrow can KO whoever it is at 0% damage. There's Zelda's arrow, Marth's final smash, Ganondorf's Final smash and y'all just choose to blame Sonic. His normal attacks are weak. The others attacks are powerful and their final smashes are even more powerful, like Ganondorf and Meta Knight. Sonic's final smash can be avoided 'cause I have a hard time hitting my friends with it. He is a very skilled player, So yeah Y'all just suck. Sonic's final smash can be avoided if you guys were pros, just like my friends. Y'ALL SUCK. STOP BLAMING SONIC.

If I could like this a hundred times I would. And hundred more for every hundred. - Coopetro

My brother got so cheap with Sonic, we actually BANNED him from our matches.

Sonic is NOT number 1? He can just run away from every attack!

4 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 well-balanced character. What makes a character cheap is that it may move fast, spam, and have an overpowered Final Smash. Ike only has one of those characteristics. He can be powerful, but also slow, as one other person said.

You don't have to be good in the game to use Ike, and get the most kills. When you are playing in a more competitive level, he is a fair character, although he is one of the most op

Ike is the cheapest and that is a good thing because that tells he is the best.

Maybe Ike is balanced, but he is extremely brainless and easy to play.

5 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.

I'm hit hit hit hit hit hit, get away, shoot, deflected, stunned, and repeat.

Pitt is more cheap than the school lunch. He spam spam spam spam spam spam spam. 0 skill. When you loose to him, he says: "TOO EASY! " as if he was the one who used all his strength and energy to win during his victory theme.

People talk about characters having cheap recoveries such as Kirby, but come on now. His arrow is easy to spam and use effectively, his HEYEYEYEYA! Is just annoying as hell and also easy to spam. I don't even get how he isn't in the top 3.

Pit is a ridiculously cheap character. He's strong, fast, and he can fly! Not only that, but his annoying "HAYAYA! " and the arrows are just stupid. He's a beginner's character. He should be in the top three, not the sixth.

6 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.

HOW IS KIRBY NOT NUMBER 1. Kirby's swallow attack is so cheap especially when he is Ganondorf Kirby. He has the punch the speed and the flying ability. CHEAP.

According to everyone who plays against me, yes. His recovery is insane, I usually survive to at least 175% with him. Not that I'm complaining.

Kirby is the greatest thing that ever happened to Super Smash Bros. Just kidding, he's the cheapest. But I am still a proud user.


7 Solid Snake Solid Snake Solid Snake is a fictional character and one of the main protagonists of the video game series Metal Gear by Hideo Kojima. He is a legendary soldier cloned from Big Boss's DNA, who is sent to infiltrate and investigate the titular weapons in an effort to stop a potential war.

Gun gun gun gun gun everywhere just give us a chance, snake! - Captaincrunch2015

If he had a cardboard box in Brawl, I would laugh to death when he tries to defend himself.

Friends jealous of side smash.

His smash move is retardedly difficult to avoid. If they took that out, he wouldn't even be on this list.

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8 Falco

Falco's really cheap, my brother always uses his quick dodge and I can't hit him, it's so annoying that it pisses me off them I just turn the game system off

Chain grabs suck to be in. That's all I can say about this move of his.

He is cheap but if you are a skill player like me its fine!

He's not cheap.

9 Princess Toadstool Peach/Toad

All Peach does is stand there, and anyone can beat me. Toad is not playable, but he is unlucky, Peach is an ass for trying to complain about not being killed to let Toad be killed.

Peach relies on her Toad, and if I remember, Peach's final smash is PUTTING ENEMIES TO SLEEP. I mean, why can't she just use a really powerful attack? At least she attacks unlike Rosalina who relies on her Luma to do all the attacking.

The most useless character in the game. I mean who uses a frying pan in a fighting game?

Who uses singing in a fighting game that doesn't actually do damage in their origin games? - Qryzx

Princess Peach in vain!

10 Olimar Olimar

People always think that he sucks. Once you get used to him, he is very overpowered. He is strong against Pikachu, Marth, Kirby, Fox and Snake, and he is only weak to Meta Knight and Diddy Kong.

Pluck, throw, jump, reflect, pikmin dies, pluck, throw, hit, jump, repeat. Too cheap. - Captaincrunch2015

He is ugly

The Contenders

11 Mr. Game and Watch Mr. Game and Watch

It took them 1 dollar to program the sprite in. So CHEAP OF THEM!

It isn't even fair. His C moves that are as deadly as a power players and he is still quick. If you know what your doing, he is the cheapest player in the game - bigbrotherfan

He's my main but I will admit that he is somewhat cheap. Not as cheap as Meta Knight, Pikachu, and Pitt. Especially Pitt.

I use him all the time, so I would know that he's cheap. Still fun to play as though.

12 Zelda/Sheik

My cousin is so cheap with Zelda I've never beaten him while he is playing her. I honestly say Zelda is the number one cheapest character on brawl

Spammable Smash attacks that hit multiple times... Not to mention a very quick up smash that is otherwise very difficult to defend on reaction plus a down tilt that can characters that doesn't have a first frame attack in a lock forever.

Side B fireball lets you attack from the opposite edge of some maps and stay out of the mosh pit going for the smash ball. You don't even have to move essentially.

I have this friend in my dorm that always uses her side b and just does all the cheap moves so you can't even get close most of the time

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13 Ice Climbers Ice Climbers

He is best wobble for dayz

14 Toon Link Toon Link

This little pain in the ass just jumps up, puts his sword down and BOOM, invincible for those few seconds. Does nothing else. And he has BOMBS!

He has an arrow, a shield, bombs, and a dang boomerang. He can use projectiles but can't get hit with projectiles because of his shield.

How is Toon Link not in the top ten? Every Toon Link I see always spams his Dair and Utilt. It pisses me off.

All every Tink does ever is spam his dair and his usmash and utilt. This 'strategy' is extremely cheap and he should be higher on the list. Remember, this is coming from a former Tink main.

15 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 do agree that Marth can be a very spam-able character, but it could also be seen as a very B button(Wii+nun-chuck controls) based character. My friends disagree that Marth is fair, but that is just my skill level at characters with swords - they can't beat Toon Link either. Marth can be seen as both skill and cheap, but PLEASE just get good at one character at a time - you will win that way!

Oh my god, I tried so hard to not add him. But why did I add him? His side special is very spammy in each game. His counter could also be spammy. And I found out that probably is all I would be doing.

16 Ness Ness

I love Ness shut up

Players can just spam 'PK Fire'! It's so stupid. I did it and I felt like I had no skill! A player with REAL skills would not use PK Fire a lot. I combo with him but my cousin only use PK Fire, and that baseball bat. This is what I think. SMMMASSSHH! This should be in to 3. :P I wish they removed him from Super Smash Bros WiiU/3DS and replaced him with Lucas. Like they would do in Melee, but the delay of Mother 3/Earthbound 64

PK FIRE PK THUNDER PK THUNDER PK FIRE PK THUNDER PK FIRE PK FIRE repeat, spam, repeat, spam. - Captaincrunch2015

17 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.


18 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.

1. I play for the first time.
2. I select Mario because I don't want to be cheap.
3. My sister picks Bowser.
4. My sister does anything with Bowser.
5. I pick Bowser.
6. I can't do anything with Bowser!
Playing as Bowser is cheap because me and my brother pick him and we do nothing. But when my sister picks him, we can't KO anyone unless if I am Meta Knight. But Bowser always wins - ON EVERY GAME HE'S A CHEATER!

When he uses his side special on edge, he kills his opponent and himself at the same time.

My friend said it is called skills

Laugh out loud Bowser's one of the worst characters in the game

19 Lucas

Cheap defitnition buying something at a low price lucas yeah ness sucks but lucas I am always feeling like like I am overpowerd one of his attacks can kill you so lucas isn't good he's cheap -

WRONG! Lucas isn't cheap! First, no spam move... that up smash is powerful though... and down smash... but other than that Lucas isn't cheap! Ness is!

Lucas has no spams unlike Meta Knight but he does have a overpowered move in "P.K. Thunder" but as a big user of Lucas I believe he is top 15 or so but not in the top 10!


All he says is "PK Fire! PK Fire! " SO CHEAP! More than like PK sucks like a butt.

20 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.

Hella fast and strong, he's the most I think

Take him off of this list. Luigi is cool!

He is a rainbow vision character and his court is too mansioned. He can move any other character in his own image! How is that not cheap? - spongebobsv1998890

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

Captain Falco is the cheapest in this game just a worthless character at least he's not going to be in the new one.

Captain Falcon should be in the top ten he's just cheapest characters in the game. I'm so glad he's not going to be in the next game.

Too fast of a character for the power he has as well, and it's not hard to spam juggle with him either!

Captian falcon will be in the next one

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22 Wolf

Wolf is not cheap, He's slow but his attacks are powerful.

How is wolf cheap when he's slow and heavy

Ike is cool so I agree

I play with Ike and get beaten up by my brother with the FRICK CHEAPO OP SIDE SMASH.

23 Fox
24 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 don't like Ganondorf. His attacks are WAY too powerful, and his final smash is probably the most OP in the entire game. People don't think about it like that, but it actually is true. They just blame sonic who is one of the best characters.


A character worthy of the title “King of Darkness”. - Fat_Turtle_Gamez

Now PLEASE here me out. We have a friend named Derek. Big LoZ fan. He is insanely good with him! He will constantly do what he has dubbed the "thunderstomp" (Which, by the way, can send you flying through the lava in Brinstar) and yell Thunderstomp while doing so.

25 Zero Suit Samus

If you’re playing against her as a heavy, you might as well just sd. - Fat_Turtle_Gamez


26 Young Link Young Link


He's not in Brawl! - Jasmine21064

His final smash is too damn powerful.

27 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.
28 R.O.B.
29 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.

Who put this on the list? She's not in brawl! - HaddonJordan

No she's not, top tenner!

Is Cheap as hell

30 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.

very cheap

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.

Just spam egg roll and ground pound... Unstoppable

32 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.

He is not cheap.

33 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.

Sucking characters in and jumping off the edge for points

My friend said he can suck anything with his big mouth

I love King Dedede, whoever said that

Who likes King Dedede? His horrible.

34 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.
35 Sheik Sheik
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.

His flare blitz attack in smash 4 can ko you at verylow percentage,is uncounterable, and does a lot of damage in general. People can just spam it over and over again. The only thing that helps is that he recieves recoil damage.

37 Dark Link
38 Samus Samus Samus Aran is the protagonist of the Metroid science fiction action-adventure game series by Nintendo.
39 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff Jigglypuff, known in Japan as Purin, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.
40 Link Link Link refers to several different incarnations of the same protagonist of Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda series.
41 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.

She's not even in Brawl! - Jasmine21064

42 Pichu Pichu Pichu, known in Japan as the same name, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

He's so powerful. He can beat pikachu.

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