1 Link - The Legend of Zelda
Link refers to several different incarnations of the same protagonist of Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda series.
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.
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?!
If ganon game agenst Mario, kirby, sonic or yoshi they would fail horribly. Link on the other hand would kick his ass.
2 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.
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.
Kiby is a badass. He can suck up giant block of stone, he can swallow enemies and obtain their power. Overall Kirby is AWESOME
3 Mario - Super 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 few exceptions including New Super Luigi U, Luigi's Mansion games, Yoshi's Island games, and similar counterparts. He is the most iconic character in video game history and is Nintendo's unofficial mascot. His franchise has grown to be the most successful video game franchise of all time.
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!
After all these generations of mario games, Peach is still getting captured by the big stupid lizard. And who's the only one who's willing to rescue her? Mario. Besides, mario be de mascot of nintendo. So it be predey obvious who be de best hirow. And how be da Yoshi above dis. I hope america don't be de wons saying this. iv zo we be of de stewpid.
He is the best. Mr Video Game himself.
4 Yoshi - Super Mario
Yoshi, once romanized as Yossy, is a fictional anthropomorphic dinosaur who appears in video games published by Nintendo. Often appearing as a sidekick and helper to Mario, Yoshi is most known for his appearances in the Yoshi's Island and the Super Mario franchises.
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 my favourite Mario character in the fanchinse.
He's got a wicked long tounge that reach long distances, grab food and other things. He can breathe fire, grow wings which gives him the ability fly in the sky, flutter in mid air, pound the ground and other cool stuff.
There are other coloured Yoshi species and Yoshi has his own videogames starring him as the hero. Yoshi is my special childhood hero and friend.
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
5 Samus Aran - Metroid
Samus Aran is the protagonist of the science fiction action-adventure game series Metroid by Nintendo. A galactic bounty hunter, Samus is usually equipped with her Power Suit, giving her access to weapons she uses to battle her enemies.
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!
6 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.
Donkey Kong owns all!
7 Luigi - Super Mario
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 Mario, and appears in many games throughout the Super Mario franchise, often as a sidekick to his brother.
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.
8 Fox McCloud - Star Fox
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 battle the evil genius Andross and his forces to keep them from taking over the Lylat System.
Fox is my favorite guy when he says his favorite quotes from Star Fox 64.
9 Pikachu - Pokemon
Pikachu (Japanese: ピカチュウ) 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. A mascot of the Pokemon franchise, it's considered to be the most iconic character of all Pokemon species, as well as a major character in Japanese pop culture, due to its companionship with Ash Ketchum in the anime series. Pikachu has been featured in movies such as Pokemon Detective Pikachu as well as music videos - most notably Katy Perry's "Electric" in 2021.
10 Diddy Kong - Donkey Kong
Diddy Kong is a fictional character in the Donkey Kong series of video games, first appearing in the 1994 game Donkey Kong Country.
11 Meta Knight - Kirby
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.
12 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.
13 Banjo - Banjo-Kazooie
14 Starfy - The Legendary Starfy
15 Bomberman - Bomberman
16 Lucas - Mother
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.
17 Pokemon Trainer - Pokemon
18 Princess Peach - Super Mario
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 Bros. 2, Super Mario Run, and even starred in her own game, Super Princess Peach for the Nintendo DS. She has appeared in many spinoff series, too, including Mario and Sonic Olympic Games, the Mario Kart series, the Mario Party series, Mario Sports Games, the Super Smash Bros. Series, and many 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!
She may not be a great hero in the games, but she'll always be my hero
19 Toad - Super Mario
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.
20 Zelda - The Legend of 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.
21 Ness - Mother
22 Tiff - Kirby Right Back at Ya
Tiff is a character from the Kirby franchise appearing in all 100 episodes of the anime Kirby: Right Back at Ya! Tiff is friends with Kirby and lives in Cappytown. She is voiced by Kerry Williams, who has also voiced other characters such as Nami in the 4Kids dub of One Piece as well as Casey from Pokemon. ...read more.
23 Inkling - Splatoon
24 Ike - Fire Emblem
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.
25 Ice Climbers - Ice Climber