Top 10 Nintendo Heroes

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The Top Ten

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

How is Link beaten by Yoshi, Kirby, and Donkey Kong... I really don't understand. Link is THE hero of Nintendo... An honest-to-goddesses hero. Completely selfless and doesn't even say a word, or expect anything in return. Honestly now, when you picture the knight in shining armor, do you see a cartoony dinosaur? A pink ball with a face? A banana-obsessed gorilla with a tie? Well personally, I can only imagine Link.

As we saw in ocarina of time, link can lift incredible things, and as we saw in every other game, he's an incredibly competent all around fighter, bows, swords, even boomerangs. He can fly, as seen in wind waker, can sail a boat, run a train, ride a horse, if one hero can do that many things and still fight monsters such as Demise(a beast) volvagia, Gohma, and etc? How can he be any less than the best?!

Dude why is Link not first? He's the only TRUE hero, in fact, basically his whole existence in each timeline is based on the fact that he is THE HERO that will save the whole frikin world! Hero of Time, Hero of Winds, Hero Chosen by the Goddesses, Hylia's Chosen Hero, the list is endless! Link has the true heart of a hero, he most ALWAYS is risking his life for other people, whereas other characters might have something in it for themselves. It is ridiculous that Link isn't even second or third.

I haven't looked at the rest of the list yet I just knew Link was best. But if I see Mario anywhere near Link I will be more vicious than Ganon or Bowser (but Bowser is a loser) so Link is the best undisputable 🧚‍♀️<====(Navi)

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2 Kirby - Kirby Series Kirby - Kirby Series 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.

Jammer196, thomas is not a Nintendo hero. He's a childrens show hero. AND HE IS NOT COOL COMPARED TO KIRBY

He's so cute and good hearted. He always wants to help every one he meets and he's also the super tuff pink puff.

Most badass charecter ever!

Love Kirby

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3 Yoshi - Mario Series

In his own series, his background was fully developed. He was a young dinosaur who found a baby who would later become a hero, and he insisted he and his clan will find his brother from their archenemies: Bowser, and Kamek, and return them to their rightful parents multiple times. Yoshi saved two iconic babies. He deserves to be the number 1 hero.

Yoshi is the best video game character. He is SO much better than all of the Sonic characters combined.

Gives his life constantly so mario can go save his girlfriend, now that's a hero - YOSHIA2121

As a character? Almost.

As a TRUE HERO? DEFENITIVELY.

Yoshi can be cool but can be just after so BADASS. He saved Mario's life and sacrified his for Mario. He did so much things...

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4 Mario - Mario Series Mario - Mario Series 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.

Wha the fuu. Why 4 more like 1

4TH? 4TH? ARE YOU KIDDING ME!?! - TheRedstoneWiz

By far the best!
Who is always rescues Peach? Mario! Wo always saves the mushroom kingdom? Mario! Who always defeats all bad guys? Mario! Who is the best? Mario! Who is the main character? Mario! All treads are like "Who are the best Mario characters" Mario is in the title!
So stop posting things like Luigi is our favourit man in Green. Mario is the best! Mario! Mario!
Luigi or yoshi are cool but Mario is the BEST!

How the heck is Mario 4th on this list? He saved not only princess peach, but the entire gaming industry! If It wasn’t for Mario, nobody on this list would even be here! He is a hero to both the fictional and real worlds!

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5 Luigi - Mario Series

It was Luigi who saved everyone's favorite plumber from King Boo. It is Luigi who defined bravery. It is Luigi who found the power to turn from "Green Mario" to "Luigi, Everyone's Favorite Man In Green. " It is Luigi who changed gaming history for the better. - bonezee

Although Luigi is classified as a sidekick, he can be classified as a hero as well. He is my favourite and he always will be. Just how is Thomas the tank engine the list? He is a T.V. show character not a Nintendo character. SpongeBob as well.

He the best hero in the world! Yes better than Mario

That's Mama Luigi to you Mario! (weezes)

6 Donkey Kong - Donkey Kong Series Donkey Kong - Donkey Kong Series 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.

Donkey Kong owns all! - HeavyDonkeyKong

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

She's a super hot bounty hunter who is totally hot and destroy space pirate dragons and she has a power suit that lets her FIRE HER LAZERZ!

8 Meta Knight - Kirby Series Meta Knight - Kirby Series 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.
9 Tails - Sonic Series Tails - Sonic Series Miles "Tails" Prower is a fictional character in Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog series, and the title character's best friend and sidekick.

Tails is my all time favorite Sonic character who deserves to be in Smash Ultimate.

Tails should get in first!

Tails is a Sega Character not Nintendo

10 Fox Mcloud - Star Fox Series

Fox is my favorite guy when he says his favorite quotes from Star Fox 64.

The Contenders

11 Sonic - Sonic Series

I believe sonic the hedgehog should be at least number two in this list because he is a national known icon for sega and Nintendo when sonic two came out people called it sonic twos-day because it came out on tuesday and it is number two he is the one who competed with Mario since he was created and boosted rating for sega with out him sega is nothing

Er um, sonic wasn't created by Nintendo, idiots. He was created by SEGA. I still find him awesome, though.

Sonic was created by SEGA, not Nintendo. - TheRedstoneWiz

12 Banjo - Banjo-Kazooie
13 Princess Peach - Mario Series Princess Peach - Mario Series Princess Peach is a major character in the Mario Bros. 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 Bros. 2, Super Mario Run, and even starred in ...read more.

Isn't Mario the hero? Not Peach? She's still cool and all, it's just that the list is Top 10 Nintendo HEROES.

Good hero in my opinion! But not as good as Mario and Yoshi in my opinion! - HeavyDonkeyKong

She may not be a great hero in the games, but she'll always be my hero - Aidanisawesome

14 Pit - Kid Icarus Pit - Kid Icarus 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 can be so humorous during Kid Icarus Uprising.

15 Toad - Mario Series Toad - Mario Series Toad, known in Japan as Kinopio, is a major character in the Mario Bros. Franchise. He assists Princess Peach in the Mushroom Kingdom and will do whatever it takes to help her. He first appeared in the classic game, USA exclusive Super Mario Bros. 2 for the NES. Since then he has been a reoccurring ...read more.

Nintendo Hero? More like Nintendo Coward

He Gives Mario Helpful Items

16 Tiff - Kirby Right Back at Ya Tiff - Kirby Right Back at Ya

She is nice

17 Lucas - Mother 3

If anyoine knows his backstory, they understand.

As a child, his mother is BRUTALLY KILLED at the hands of Porky Minch. His brother (is assumed by me to) go insane and try to kill the Drago that murdered their mum. This happens in the first 15 MINUTES of the game.

Mother 3 isn't a game.
It's a see how long you last without crying.

All The Tramua He Went Through Is Heartbreaking

18 Bomberman - Bomberman Series
19 Shulk - Xenoblade Shulk - Xenoblade 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.
20 Tuff - Kirby Right Back at Ya Tuff - Kirby Right Back at Ya
21 Quote - Cave Story
22 Ike - Fire Emblem Ike - Fire Emblem

WHY IS PEACH ABOVE IKE?!

23 Thomas the Train - Thomas the Train Series

I love Thomas, he is my childhood, BUT THOMAS AS A NINTENDO HERO?!?!? Spongebob is also on the list LIKE SINCE WHEN WERE THEY NINTENDO CHARACTERS?!?!? Sonic, Tails, Bomberman and shovel knight are also on the list, but they are understandable though. I can see why people think why they're Nintendo characters because they're in smash bros and other games, BUT THOMAS AND SPONGEBOB?!?!?!? Although it would be very cool to see them both in smash brothers - Aidanisawesome

What is this? Thomas The Train series? Laugh out loud! What is the Thomas the train series? Is there Thomas The Train Games? Thomas The Train is a Kid's show, but we all know Thomas The Train is a Nintendo Hero in our hearts. - Jammer196

What...?
Why-
How-
I---
THOMAS IS NOT A NINTENDO HERO?!?!
WHY IS HE HERE?

24 Mr. Game & Watch - Game & Watch Series Mr. Game & Watch - Game & Watch Series

He started the first Nintendo adventure by juggling for us in the game Ball!

25 Ice Climbers - Ice Climber Series Ice Climbers - Ice Climber Series
26 Shovel Knight - Shovel Knight Shovel Knight - Shovel Knight
27 Mewtwo - Pokémon: The First Movie Mewtwo - Pokémon: The First Movie

He saves the world from destroy of evil and the best pokemon character ever maded! And mewtwo is overpowered and in my playlist of the most amazing nintendo heroes, Mewtwo is everyone's game superstar! Mewtwo are No. 1 or No. 2 of the best japanese game characters ever! Always it!

28 Spring Man - ARMS Spring Man - ARMS

An iconic character from an underrated Nintendo franchise.

29 Little Mac (Punch-Out!!) Little Mac (Punch-Out!!)

One of your Original Nintendo characters. Little Mac has been around ever since the NES era.

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1. Yoshi - Mario Series
2. Kirby - Kirby Series
3. Donkey Kong - Donkey Kong Series
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1. Mario - Mario Series
2. Link - The Legend of Zelda Series
3. Luigi - Mario Series
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2. Link - The Legend of Zelda Series
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