Top 10 Nintendo Characters Not Introduced On the NES

The NES saved gaming and introduced Mario, Link, Samus, Kirby and many more of Nintendo's most famous characters. However, today we are looking at the characters who weren't introduced on the NES. For this list, arcade games don't count as the debut, leaving out Donkey Kong and Little Mac as candidates. Also, the characters count if Nintendo owns them. This means that although GameFreak made Pokemon, Pokemon characters are still eligible for the list because Nintendo owns him. Also, if you are still reading this, please do your research before adding to this list.

The Top Ten

1 Yoshi
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.

I knew I wanted a Pokemon at number 1. I just decided to choose the one that everybody knows.

3 Fox McCloud Fox McCloud
4 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.
5 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.
6 Krystal
7 Captain Falcon
8 Olimar
9 Marth Marth
10 Mr. Game & Watch

OK, so he was technically before the NES. Still, he's not from the arcades, so he's fair game.

The Contenders

11 Ile

My bad. This should say Ike.

12 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.
13 Fawful Fawful Fawful, known in Japan as Gerakobits, is a fictional character appearing in the Mario & Luigi series of role-playing video games developed by AlphaDream.
14 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 wicked ...read more.
15 Falco Lombardi Falco Lombardi Falco Lombardi is an anthropomorphic bird character from the Star Fox series of video games. He was created by Shigeru Miyamoto and designed by Takaya Imamura. Falco acts as the wingman and friend of title character Fox McCloud for the majority of the series.
16 Wolf O' Donnell
17 Chrom
18 Saki Amaniya
19 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.
20 King K Rool
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