Most Forgotten Nintendo Characters

The Top Ten
1 Roy
2 Pauline Pauline, also known as Daniella Verducci, is the original damsel-in-distress whom Mario must rescue from the eponymous ape in the original Donkey Kong.

Most people forgot Pauline because she appears on Donkey Kong and Super Mario Super Show and DS Donkey Kong, but here's Rosalina, only on two games and sucks and is everyone's favorite.

Pauline was the first Mario female around in a pixel and now she's animated but why did she get lost? Oh yeah, because of Bowser who stole Donkey Kong's place.

I only know Pauline because she appeared in Mario Odyssey for a bit.

3 Mike Jones

If you don't know who this is, I'll fill you in. He's the main character of a game called Startropics on the NES. He was planned to be in Brawl and even had official artwork, but was then dropped because Startropics wasn't released in Japan. He hasn't appeared in a game for over 20 years. That is a true forgotten character.

StarTropics is such a fun game. It's a shame he's so forgotten. We haven't even gotten OTHER StarTropics characters, or even the slightest references, either, in any of Nintendo's recent stuff...

4 Toad 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, Super Mario Bros. after being kidnapped by Bowser and his minions. Since then he has... read more
5 Daisy Princess Daisy is a fictional character in the Mario series of video games, in which she is the princess of the fictional region of Sarasaland.

Daisy is a Mario character but if she is dropped, why does she date Luigi, how about Kamek or Wario or ANYBODY! Mario would be perfect for Daisy. I wish Mario and Daisy were a couple.

I remember she was an awesome character. So sad that's all I know

6 Boo

Boo is the most epic Mario character. I love his ablity to frighten Mario and to turn invisible.

7 Krystal

Cowardly?! Did you even play any of the Star Fox games besides 64? She's one of the bravest members on the team. Don't confuse her with Slippy.

Did everyone forget that cowardly blue fox? Maybe she's not popular I thought she was.

"Babies I'm a sexy playable character your loss."

8 Chunky Kong

We all know Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong, maybe Dixie and Cranky, but NO ONE remembers Chunky. I knew who lanky and tiny were, it is wasn't until a year until I knew that chunky kong is a thing. And you know what? I like him. He has a funny name, funny personality, and he is super strong. Stronger than DK himself. Not to mention that do punches the moon out of orbit! If chunky is stronger than him, he could straight up punch Earth and send our planet into destruction. Do yeah. Look up this ape and you'll probably enjoy him.

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

The character himself isn't that forgotten, more his series in general.

I'm personality a big fan of f zero. But the series has been forgotten.

10 Prince of Hyrule

This guy is hardly mentioned and not a lot of people know of him.

The Contenders
11 Tin Star

Robot cowboy super scope game on the SNES. Fantastic soundtrack

12 Ness

It was because of Nintendo's "This Game Stinks" commercial that Earthbound did not sell well. Had Nintendo made a better commercial, it would've perhaps been one of the best-selling 90s video games!
Even I could have made a better advertisement!

The only reason the series gained spotlight is because of the Super Smash Bros. series, from which I also found out about EarthBound and the Mother series.

I want to see anyone in real life who's beaten Earthbound, or heck, even HEARD of Earthbound.

13 Toadette Toadette is a character in the Mario series. She is a female Toad who first appeared in the Nintendo GameCube video game Mario Kart: Double Dash.

Toadette farting is a canon meme and she's in a lot of games, people don't think of her as forgotten at all.

14 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.
15 Geno
16 R.O.B.

I don't even think he has his own game. I only have seen him in Super Smash Ultimate

17 Luigi Luigi, originally a palette swap of Mario named Green Mario, is a major 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, taller fraternal twin brother of Nintendo's unofficial mascot... read more
18 Ayumi Tachibana

She was planned for Super Smash Bros. Melee at one point, but was rejected

19 Takamaru
20 Mario Mario, originally named Jumpman, is the main character of the Super Mario Bros. franchise, created by the creative director and video game designer at Nintendo of Japan, Shigeru Miyamoto. Mario has appeared in almost every Mario game, including games in spin-off series as a playable character, with... read more
21 Pappy Van Poodle
22 Ice Climbers

I can't stand all this Ice Climber hate on the web. It needs to stop. If they are not playable in SSB4, I may not be buying it. Luigi and Tails shouldn't be on here. Luigi is nowhere near forgotten (talk about him being unappreciated also needs to stop) and Tails is SEGA not Nintendo.

Hey guys, they're back in Smash Ultimate!

23 Lucas

If it wasn't for that godawful EarthBound commercial, the series would've sold a lot better, and Mother 3 would've even been released outside Japan!

24 Error of Ruto
25 Chibi-Robo

Seriously?! This cute little robot is below puppy van poodle!

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