Top Ten Most Iconic Nintendo Characters

This is not based on how good I think the franchise is;it's based on how much attention they get, and how recognizable they are.

The Top Ten

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.

MARIO is the best nintendo iconic character well is good to mario is lucky his a best plumer and the hero to save a princess and his brother Luigi help Mario to fight Bowser the evil turtle

You'd be hard-pressed to find a gamer who hasn't heard the name "Mario". Mario not only practically saved the gaming industry;he's also stayed awesome through the years.

When I saw this list, I knew he was gonna be number 1. He's my favorite video game character of all time!

One of the first characters so yeah it should be him!

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

Believe it or not, this time last year, Link was number 1 on this list...

One of Nintendo's best-selling (and best quality) franchises, the Zelda franchise is very familiar to gamers, with Link being the main protagonist.

By far the most noble hero with the best world to back him up

Zelda is HUGE nowadays

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.

Thanks to the Pokemon cartoon series, trading cards, and games, Pikachu is the adorable (yet powerful) Pokemon that anyone can recognize.

More popular than link easily

Pokémon
Gotta catch 'em all

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.

My personal favorite Nintendo character. Who doesn't love Kirby? He's cute and friendly, but don't be fooled-he's a tough-as-nails character who stars in a franchise of stellar platformers and spinoffs.

Kirby was my first step into Nintendo.

Kirby all the way

He can beat every single nintendo charecter! 1

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.

If you did not know it in the arcade that was not Donkey Kong that was Cranky Kong

This is an arcade classic that put both the angry ape AND Mario on the map. It also made DK quite popular.

Big papa DK

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

She's a strong girl fighter among the male classics. - Qryzx

Let's go women - MarioBros11

Samus is quite the fighter. She has a wide variety of weapons to take down the Metroids. - Garythesnail

Master Hand

The final boss of "Classic Mode" in Super Smash Bros. Master Hand is pretty much the only exclusive character to Smash Bros, so he's quite popular. - Garythesnail

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 is Mario's loyal steed, always willing to help.

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 ...read more.

Ace pilot of the Star Fox team.

The names Fox. Fox McCloud

Luigi Luigi is a 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 franchise, ...read more.

Mario's younger yet taller brother who can jump just a bit higher.

Luigi needs more love! I preferred luigi over Mario,but Mario is a good character too.

Luigi d best should be #1 I like the rest but Luigi is just awesome

How is DK more iconic?

The Newcomers

? Toad

The Contenders

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.
Ness

Want some PEANUT BUTTER? - MarioBros11

Overall, I'd say Ness is pretty O K E Y.

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.

He was around longer than Meta Knight. Has Meta Knight had a show with his kids, nemesis, and a place to dominate. Sure, Meta Knight is the strongest Smash Bros. Character but Bowser is an animal that can't speak clear English like him. Bowser has fun with his enemies where meta knight shows up out of nowhere. Does Ganondorf or Bowser do that to their enemies? No, that's kinda against enemy conduct unless they have no choice but to work together.

Rosalina Rosalina, known as Rosetta in Japan, is a major character in the Mario Franchise created by Nintendo. She first appeared in the 2007 Mario Game, Super Mario Galaxy 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 ...read more.

Rosalina is pretty iconic in Galaxy.

Go Galaxy!

Papyrus Papyrus is a character from the 2015 game Undertale, made by Toby Fox. He is the Younger brother of Sans the skeleton, royal guard in training, and a sentry in the town of Snowdin. Opposite to his brother, papyrus is active, loud, and full of himself; but in an endearing way. Papyrus means to become ...read more.

Stop putting non-nintendo stuff here

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Stop undertrash is corrupting stuff

Sans the Skeleton Sans or Sans the Skeleton is a character in the 2015 RPG Undertale created by Toby Fox. He is a lazy, pun-loving skeleton who is a supporting protagonist in the "pacifist" and "neutral" routes of Undertale, and a heroic antagonist/final boss of the "genocide" route. He is known for his incredibly difficult ...read more.

I'm fairly sure Undertale is not a Nintendo game...

Princess 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 ...read more.

She is the damsel in distress. Of COURSE she's iconic.

Peach is pretty iconic in her game.

Miis

Uh, yeah! - MarioBros11

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.

Kirby’s long time arch nemesis and a great character overall

You can just say his name over and over and never get bored.
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Princess 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.

Princess Zelda Is So Beautiful And Strong Girl

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