Top Ten Nintendo Characters
Okay so link is better than mario in several ways one is that unlike mario or any of the Nintendo characters link actually ages in the gaming franchise.
Well not exactly aging but there are different aged links with there own set of games. You can't honestly say you like seeing the same middle aged plumber for the last almost 30 years. Also who would you prefer playing as
A sort of elf soldier with a pure motive to go through various dungeons and forest etc. Or a plumber who for some reason not only saves a princess through the same platform but also who knows why go kart races plays several crazy sports and all this other crazy stuff with annoying characters. Speaking of characters of the legend of zelda are unlike mario fun to interact with-ish throughout the games. Mario birdo a I don't even know, characters that have racial stereotypes and stupid morons like waluigi wario etc.
I have so many reasons why Link deserves to be number 1!
Firstly, Link has a very interesting story. Usually, he is seen without any relatives and his past is shrouded in mystery. However, his future is definate- to defend ALL kingdoms, not just his own.
Secondly, Link endures much more than Mario. Gibdos, Redeads, Ganon, Yuga and so much more! Little mushrooms and turtles are hardly as deadly as those!
Thirdly, he is determined to do more than he has been assigned to do; he does side quests to help people. He does more than just help the princess like Mario. In fact, that's usually what Mario ONLY does! I'm not saying Mario is bad. He's such a loveable character! But I think Link deserves just as much glory, if not more.
Link is such a courageous hero- always willing to sacrifice his own safety and comfort for the sake of others. He goes through much more grief than our other Nintendo heroes. Link, the Hero of Time, The Hero of Twilight, The Chosen Hero, ...more
Link is probably my favourite mascot of all time! He's brave at all times, yeah sure people call him a their and people call Mario a legend, BUT, He's a murderer, Mario the serial killer. Anyway, It isn't always save the princess in every Zelda game, in windwaker you save link's sister. He has saved loads of games, hyrule, termina, outset is. And, and every other world there is, unlike Mario, he only saves the people he needs to in one world, well while murdering toads, remember the original storyline said "Mushroom citizens were turned into rocks stone and bricks" means every block Mario smashes, it's a loss for the world. Anyway, Besides from link is dead in majoras mask, he is still a very awesome hero!
Link is the best. He is second to none. I love the fact that he has his own story line and when he gets to handle all sorts of cool items and weapons. Sure they may be repeated throughout the games but at least they are better than mushrooms and stars. When Mario eats a mushroom, he gets a temporary extra life but when he falls of a cliff, he is dead and you start from a checkpoint. When Link bottles a fairy, it automatically gets used after he dies thereofre acting like it never happened. What I still don't understand though is how the fairy gets out of the bottle?
Mario is MUCH better than Link, in many ways. First he can wield fire using a fire flower, eat mushrooms and grow bigger, or even eat a leaf and become Tanooki.
Mario is still the best video game icon since back in the eighties he became a full blown celebrity he was a carpenter in donkey Kong and his original name was jump man and then in the plumbing business and he and his brother Luigi are the coolest guys to do it and it's cool when he gets a mushroom and turns big and if there was a reboot of the super Mario bros super show some of the episodes would be based on lord of the rings Jurassic park power rangers clone wars king Arthur the legend of the sword Godzilla justice league and transformers and I've been saying that Mario is my doctor who sine I have some stuff of him and he is better then crash bandicoot and his games are way better and cooler
Mario deserves it. Even if he's overrated, he is an Italian developed by Japanese who speaks English and looks like a Mexican. That's a lot of world heritage. He has been in games since 1981 and has had amazing titles like Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World, Super Mario Land, Super Mario 64, Super Mario Galaxy, and Super Mario Sunshine. WOW. In addition to that he's a fighter, golfer, partyer, doctor, and construction worker. Also, Mario was Nintendo's first recognizable video game character and is the most famous, popular, and well known video game character of all time. Mario's main color is red, and that's color better than green. Link's game are harder and more unique, but Mario stops at nothing to save Peach. He traversed the Mushroom Kingdom in Super Mario Bros., went through 15 worlds like volcanoes, the sky, deeserts, mountains, and even a snowy land to save her, and went across the entire galaxy and several different planets to save Peach and the galaxy. HE'S THE BEST! ...more
He's not JUST a character. He's Nintendo's mascot. And when you're dedicated to a company like that, you KNOW you're in for some serious action. And Link may hold a sword, but Mario has the ability to shoot fireballs, grow twice his own size and even take the wheel in a race. A RACE. Link... Um... Stops an evil pig. Nothing special, just a pig. Now Mario, on the other hand, fights a FIRE BREATHING DRAGON while STOMPING HIS ENEMIES TO DEATH and eating leaves that turn him into a half fox. Tell me how a swordsman can be better that. And for masongilbert74 above, Mario doesn't just found Nintendo. He DEFINES Nintendo. I have nothing else to say, so yeah, I'm done.
Kirby is a boss. Point. Blank. Period. Not only is he one of the cutest Nintendo characters of all time, he is also one of the most powerful. An example of this is in Super Smash Bros. I'm pretty sure that he gives off the impression of a vulnerable pink blob, but do not let this fool you. Once you get the hang of this character he could easily whoop the ads of any character in the game.
Now, don't get me wrong I love Mario's ambition and determination and platformers and Link's complex gameplay that makes you think and his kickass weapons but Kirby has all those things in his games. You can find complex puzzles, fight great bosses, and get the enemies ability once you defeat them.
the best pink puff on this list. he also says POYO! and he has such a cute face! I have been OBSESSED with kirby my whole life. he is so CUTE! also, he could beat any character on this list. even mario. or link. so, with puffiness and power, kirby should be number one. the champion. the king. why not give him a king copy ability while you're at it? I bet he would be so cute in a little crown! and he has his own anime? in which he says POYO? a lot? SO CUTE! kirby should be number one. the master of the list. got it? -melo
Kirby is the Super Tough Pink Puff! He protects not only Planet Popstar, but the whole universe as well. If his home is in trouble, Kirby will always find a way to save it. He has many Copy Abilities, 5 Super Abilities, and a powerful ability called Hypernova-he is capable of devouring worlds with it. His Warpstar allows him to travel multiple times the speed of light and he can crack a planet in half. With his trusty friends by his Bandana Dee, Meta Knight, and King Dedede- nothing can stop him. Although he has a heroic and lazy side, he always has a heart of gold.
I acknowledge Kirby as my personal favourite Nintendo character. While his design is moderately basic, his abilities, background story, and overall cuteness are what makes him a great character. The Kirby games in which he resides in are massively underrated. With unique abilities, good level design, and amazing bosses, I can't get bored of them. Also, the edition of collectables adds to it's great replayablility. Not to mention Kirby had his own anime dedicated to him.
Yoshi is my personal favorite when it comes to Nintendo characters. Even though he is often overshadowed by Mario in many Mario games, he could clearly beat Mario in a fight? Think about it, have you ever seen Yoshi die in NSMBW, NSMBU, or for that matter, any game with Mario and Luigi as the main protagonists? Sure, he can fall, making him out of the level, or go into lava, or run off Mario's back when Mario would normally get hit by an enemy when Mario is riding him, but you never hear him falling to his death like you hear Mario, plus the fact that he can fly, and when he falls into lava, he doesn't seem like he is in pain at all, unlike if Mario even touches lava once. It seems like Yoshi is simply tired being Mario's insignificant helper only to get forgotten, and he just wants to go in the lava or fall to get away from Mario, while not even taking a single scratch. Also, did I mention that his boots are able to let him stand on spikes without getting hurt, and they seem to be ...more
Yoshi is always the one to get Mario across huge gaps in the ground, only to fall to his doom, although with Yoshi's powers, I think Yoshi always has a better chance of saving the mushroom kingdom. Sometimes I even wonder why he wasn't some sort of pokemon. The games with Yoshi and without Mario are always the best because it's the same Yoshi that can turn into almost anything and is all-powerful compared to Mario.
Yoshi has always been my favorite nintendo character no contest. When I was younger I'd always want to be him in super smash 64 and mario kart 64. Not to mention I loved to play super mario world (his debut), super mario world 2: Yoshi's Island, and yoshi's story. He will forever be my favorite by a landslide (though I love most nintendo characters). He is just to cool of a dinosaur!
Yoshi can eat you, Mario, enemies, Ganon, and every Nintendo character you can think of. There would be no Mario without a Yoshi. Why should Mario be number one? He always jumps off of Yoshi so he ends up in a bottomless pit. However, he always ends up back in his egg, still befriended to Mario. In conclusion, Yoshi is epic, trustworthy, and overall awesome.
Out of the most popular Nintendo games, Metroid has the most backstory, action, and immersion. Samus practically saves the universe in her games and doesn't even get rewards for it despite being a bounty hunter. That's what I call bad ass!
Samus is too awesome. What's with 6th place? I place her 1st. Her character isn't very well developed until Super Metroid, but since then, she became a force to be reckoned with. Besides, I think She's the only character who dealt with the deaths of close people, and the aftermath of the deaths (I. E The Baby Metroid).
Nintendo really dropped the ball on the Metriod series. It's a shame to see a character with so much potential not shine brighter. The games were fun but the lack of dialogue doesn't give you a chance to really connect with Samus. Regardless, when I think of Nintendo character Samus is always the first one that comes to my mind.
Samus is technically the best character. She's the most technologically advanced, best abilities and with her power suit at full capacity no other Nintendo character would be able to touch her. I mean she's not considered one the best bounty hunters for no reason
I Would Vote For Mario Because Is My Favourite But Luigi Deserves My Vote More Because Luigi Doesn’t Get Credit Or Thanked, Luigi Faced His Fears To Just To Save Mario From King Boo In The First Luigi’s Mansion Game And Mario Barely Thanked Him, Luigi Faced His Fears Again Just To Save Mario, Princess Peach, And The Toads From King Boo Again In Luigi’s Mansion 3 And Peach Finally Thanked Him For Saving All Of Time After Over 30 Years But Mario Barely Thanked Luigi Again. So That’s Why Luigi Deserves My Vote On This List
Mario’s Bro. I don’t have as much love for him as for Mario but I do have more sympathy. He is a good bro even if he is kinda a pu$$. If he was more brave he would probably be better in adventures than Mario since he can jump higher and is taller
Luigi is awesome. Yeah mario is good, but Luigi can get the job done for certain. He gets sent on secret missions to collect stars and barely gets any credit. He deserves much more credit. I like his ice flower powers, I find he gets the job done no problem. Luigi for the win
Luigi is pretty much I think slightly better than Mario, Lifted neutron stars, fast enough to react to ftl attacks, he is pretty much like Vegeta, nintendo version. Survived the dark star explosion, and he is much skilled and smarter like Mario. So I can safely say that he's better than Mario
You can’t find Gorillas fighting on YouTube? I got a bright solution for you! Watch famous Gorilla donkey Kong! He smashes Drums, Crocodiles, Tikis, Smart Chickens (Feather Fiend such a great boss theme too) And the freakin MOON! He even has a boxing game and is featured in another boxing game. Best fighting Gorilla
Donkey Kong is just awesome. His games are challenging and fun, so fun that I actually convinced a guy who didn't want Tropical Freeze, and now he does want it! He definitely deserves to be on the top 3 and deserves more games.
I love Dk, even though I known him through the Mario universe, he always is a very powerful guy. I think the only reason I relay like him is because of the fact that he has a belly button, I relay wanna tickle that place.
I bet if Kirby ever tries to eat this ape, Donkey Kong would just punch that pink ball to death. He's my favorite. He was an original character. His dad was Mario's first enemy. He is the best.
He is what makes Mario well Mario and not only that Bowser is really fun to play with on super smash and other spin off games I would even say he's cooler than donkey Kong he looks awesome and there for he at least should be in the top 6
How is this example of a classic villain behind his Jacko son? Come on, Bowser was the one that messed Mario all these times. Come on, TheTopTens users! Vote for an excellent representation of a good villain!
I don't understand why he is so underrateted...now real talk...without Bowser, Mario wouldn't be Mario today...Bowser is an interessant character...however, he is the evil...so he acts like bad guy for others...but I love him
He is AWESOME! This guy needs more respect and should have a game where he beats Mario!
Pikachu might not be the most recognised as nintendo's mascot(more game freak's) but he's my fave so I vote for him, and I think he should be higher on this list. He's my favourite Pokemon, and I love him as a character! GO PIKACHU! Pikachu for 5#
I was going to vote Mario but Pikachu should be in top 5. He is cute and famous and the mascot for one of Nintendo's biggest franchises! He deserves more love! Please vote Pikachu!
Pikachu is the mascot for Pokemon and makes an appearance in every single game! That's gotta mean something, right?
Pikachu and his evolution Raichu are both just plain CUTE and BOSS! Pikachu and Raichu should replace Mario in this.
Ever since I witnessed Fox in action on the N64 when I was little he has been my hero. It is very odd given that I love "castle related" games and (for the most part) hate "space" games. I have waited for a new Starfox game ever since Starfox Command for the DS. However, they do not seem forthcoming with another adventure any time soon, and should Nintendo disband this EPIC franchise I will never buy from Nintendo again.
Fox is awesome. He deserves more credit and I wished he would be a DLC character in Mario Kart in the future, like Link and the Animal Crossing characters (and later the Inkling kids from Splatoon) did in Mario Kart 8/Deluxe.
Star fox is character that deserves a lot more games and a lot more attention. Nintendo should start making more starfox games. No more Mario, no more link, I want more starfox!
This series needs more effort to make it an appealing combat game for people. They should give this series a chance, not just make a game in Mario's shadow as always.
I love Zelda! She’s the best Nintendo Princess. Instead of lying around, waiting for some knight/Prince to save her, she fends for herself and does her part in wars.
It's because that she is more powerful than Link and the knights of hyrule united... And she is a goddess and possess a lot of onipotent powers, and she is not some stupid damsel in distress, right? Midna was pretty cool though. But I hate princess Zelda. Sorry.
Zelda is really strong and you don't want to mess with her. Unlike peach, Zelda is tricky and has fire, arrows, mind powers, love spells, teleport, light powers, and can turn into her ego, Sheik, (a ninja that is sneaky). Don't tell me Peach is stronger than that. The only reason she won death battle was cheating by using that mega strike power that Mario also has that he could've defeated Sonic with.
Way better than peach she does not just get kidnapped. She can help link in most of his battles against ganon. Unlike peach who just goes help me Mario. She is powerful as we'll she was able to help link turn ganondorf to stone in wind waker and both link and Zelda were only like 11. She is awesome defiantly best video game princess of all time
Meta knight is the best. The best aspect about him is that you never know if he good or bad. In Kirby superstar ultra, Meta knight tries to rule dreamland with the halberd, and also in Meta Knightmare ultra, he saves dreamland! He flies the coolest ship ever, that can destroy Dyna Blade, Kirby's warp star, Star fox's ship, and any other ship that is thrown at it. In super smash bros brawl, he is a good guy also, and is so mysterious that you just have to love him. No one knows why he has the mask except to hide his face, and no one knows how he messed up his face. Meta knight is the most dark and mysterious villain/hero of all Nintendo, possibly ever, and flies the coolest ship in the universe. Bang.
Meta Knight is just plain EPIK! I mean, he's about the size of Kirby, but with a few extra features. For one, he has bat like wings that let him fly, and glide along the ground if your playing Super Smash Bros Brawl. He has a grayish, sorta silverish mask with a black shape out for his eyes, His eyes are two large, bright, yellow circles. He has a purple, flowing cape that's awesome because I mean, who doesn't look better with a cape?! He also has metallic, purple shoes. But to me, his BEST ever feature is his sword. Long, shining, metallic, golden yellow sword with jagged ends on each side. In Super Smash Bros Brawl, if you are fighting him, in just about 3 to 5 seconds, he can have delivered about 30 slashes and cuts with his sword. Meta Knight is just epik and unbelievable. >:3
Meta knight, even by the fact of being one of the most misterious characters from any nintendo game, he's also one of the coolest ones too, being like a cooler and darker version of kirby, even by the fact from not being as powerful as kirby, losing many confronts with him, but meta knight is still a character who is always seeking for great challenges, and he also have he's own aircraft called halberd and he's own crew of mercenaries, he was never really bad, but he's still the most misterious and cool character from every kirby game.
Meta Knight is rich and a warrior like Birdo from Mario. Meta Knight and Birdo are the best Nintendo characters. If I had Meta Knight come to my house, (not a hobo in a meta knight costume), a real meta knight, I would give up anything but life and family and nutrients.
When I was younger and played the super smash for the 64 every time he said falcon punch it sounded like he said welcome punch. by the way this guy is pretty cool and probably almost as strong as DK
If you don't vote for him, Chuck Norris will come to your house and roundhouse kick you in the shin. Falcon Kick! Show me your moves!
He may not be the most iconic but by God is he a lovable bastard.
I am a huge fan of captain falcon he is so cool and my favrote character
An adorable and cute mushroom citizen that who helps heroes. He is amazingly nice as you could see him. See so helpful, full of friends who awaits him to help them too. Not because his little his weak, no. He's strong and clearly loyal to his friends. I think this the one who could be the winner that is my opinion, thank you
Toad is so adorable and Princess Peach treats him more mature than Toadette. Toad is also brave on SSBB for Wii. Peach uses him as attack and he's safe! There is a million duplicates of them and they try to help Mario, Peach, and Pauline. Toads are the 2nd best Nintendo characters under Kirby.
Toad help's heroes inside and out. He is a loyal ordinary guy who protects peach's castle. He is cute and patient. I think this one must be the first
He was the best driver in Mario Kart 64 - I will dominate anybody in the world in this game!
Ever since I got Juggled in SSBB, I stuck with her. Why do people hate her so much? She's cute, like Shy Guy, she's puffy, like Kirby, and PINK my favorite color. The only time I don't like her is in the anime, where she draws on everyone's face when they sleep.
No just no but I don't mind him but there are way better Nintendo characters than him
I don't like jigglypuff it just he is not good at all.
Absolute legend, knocks out randos and absolutely vibe checks them
Top 10 Greatest Wario Games
Top 1: Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3. Over 10/10 stars.
Top 2: Super Smash Bros. Brawl. 10/10 stars.
Top 3: Wario Blast! Featuring Bomberman. 9.8/10 stars.
Top 4: Virtual Boy Wario Land. 9.7/10 stars.
Top 5: Wario World. 9.4/10 stars.
Top 6: Wario Land III. 9.3/10 stars.
Top 7: Wario Land II. 9.2/10 stars.
Top 8: Wario Land: Shake It! 9.1/10 stars.
Top 9: Game & Wario. 9.0/10 stars.
Top 10: WarioWare: Smooth Moves. 8.8/10.
Rosalina is very popular because of the backstory she has. But Wario is hated because he's fat. But he also has a backstory. Wario is amazing and is out shadowed by bland characters like Yoshi. Yoshi is a just a cute dinosaur with amazing abliities. Wario is a developed badass.
Number 21? He should be in the Top Ten. This guy is one of Nintendo's best antiheroes AND is very under appreciated. Love his hilarious personality and his tragic origin story.
He is the reason almost every game with him in it has "crude humor" in the rating!
I love Pit! I think he might be one of the only nintendo characters with a unique personality. I multi-weapon wielding, joke-cracking, food addict angel=MOST AWESOME CHARACTER ever! Plus his wings make him even more awesome and Dark Pit (a fallen angel) is awesome too! And yes I entirely agree that a game with Link and Pit teaming up to save mortals and people of Skyworld would be awesome (Medusa and Ganondorf could team up to try take them both over). Love you pit!
I was going to go for Samus, but Pit is here. He constantly fights gods, the forces of the underworld and of nature, all for the sake of humans. Yeah, the people who constantly fight and pollute and stuff. Plus, he has a huge arsenal and he is hilarious. And Finally, this man has only had 3 games! What the heck Nintendo, give Pit some love.
Pit is one of my favorite Nintendo characters of all time. Along with Yoshi, he is one of my favorite Super Smash Bros characters. He is most def the most underrated character with Nintendo. I love how he is a quote machine; not many Nintendos are. Fingers crossed Nintendo figures out what a star they have in Pit, and make games for him by the dozen!
He's like, Samus, Link, and Mario combined! And he's cute and friendly like Kirby too! It's hard not to love this guy, especially with him cracking jokes and being optimistic all the time! And I agree with the former comment, he would be the best character for Link to team up with. THAT, would be a game I would buy!
Once a poor kid who had witnessed tragedy first hand, this boy with amazing abilities easily becomes one of the most badass characters of his development company.
How the eff is Lanky Kong above a 13 year old kid who has PTS? A kid who's family is dead? A kid who saw his twin suicide? Being the way he suicided? This list...
Lucas is an amazing child his game should be realized in America so people can enjoy it
He had a terrible life and all you people should feel bad for him!
I mean, who can't love Bowser Jr? He's tough but adorable. He is not as evil as Bowser and even to prove the point, he has helped Mario a few times.
So cute and evil at the same time its not his fault he was told the wrong things
Dude, Bowser JR kicks butts! Your momma knows this too bro!
He should defiantly be higher
Mewtwo is tragic, heart-warming and loveable. He has every right to be the way he is... however sometimes, you need to let go of the past and focus on the present. The present's a gift; unwrap it, hold it, take your share Mewtwo. You da best!
What the duck? Mario the plumber is number 2? Yoshi is number 4? Princess peachi is number 18? What the shock is happening? Seriously why the rock Mewtwo is not in the top 10?
Not overrated like Pikachu
Just furry ganondorf
Waluigi is something most nintendo characters aren't: sexy. Waluigi is more than a mere character but a representation of nintendo's shift from family friendly games to more mature material. His character also experiences a deep emotional trauma from feeling like he isn't unique. Being a copy of a copy makes him feel worthless when in reality, it is what makes him stand out.
Waluigi has basically no history and isn't as well-known as Wario, Mario or any other bigger character in the Mario-franchise. Heck, shy-guy is more known.
But damn, I love him. He and wario are fantastic characters and should be in a lot more games.
This is dumb, obviously Waluigi should be n.1. A tragic character born from thinking he was not special due to his mortifying upbringing, but really he was incredibly unique in his own way. Sure, Mario’s drug addiction with mushrooms was a good character point, but Mario just doesn’t have the same history and development that Waluigi has. Waluigi, to you my friend, Waluigi to you.
See I don't even know who Ghetsis is and Waluigi is lower than him. Waluigi is pretty well know just like Wario and is in a descent amount of games Like Pretty much all the Mario Party Games and all the Mario kart games.
Ness is just the kind of guy I would feel safe around. Every victory makes him stronger and in the original games he has some deadly moves like paralysis. most of his moves in ssb are actually Paula's or Poo's so shouldn't they be added to this list too instead of these non-Nintendo character's?
I have always been a big fan of the MOTHER series, it helped me to go through a very tough time in my life.
I absolutely love Ness, he is also my main in all of the three SSB games.
He's just cute AND awesome! He's strong and adorable! The way he says "Okay." Kills me! I understand why anyone would feel safe around him! He's just SWEET!
Ness deserves to be higher. He did bring down evil incarnate with just a little magic and a baseball bat, after all. Also he is my main in Smash.
It was so hard to choose from all of the amazing characters on this list but king boo is AWESOME
Bruh, King Boo looks beast and and is one of the best villains in Mario! I think he deserves a spot in the top 10.
He's epic! Boos are my favorite nintendo thing!
His laugh is actually a sped up Bowser laugh!
Princess Peach is pretty awesome! I think that she makes Princess Zelda look boring! So what I'm saying is that Peach is awesome and Zelda is lame. So everyone who doesn't like Peach can go to hell!
Yay! I'm glad I saw her before that annoying Daisy or that boring Rosalina! ( I have nothing against these two characters, I just like Peach more.)
Peach is still annoying, but not as much as her baby
Best damsel in distress
How on the old game and watch system is he not in the top 5?!?!
I mean, he Is the BOMB. He is better than Mario, equal to link and Kirby, and better than donkey kong and the other contenders.
15!?! Seriously people?!?
They should bring Mr. Game and Watch back for the Wii you or 3ds and give him his own adventure game that involves some of the old Game and Watch games! I'd totally buy that! He deserves a new game!
Mr. Game and Watch is a classic, he can kick butt in Super Smash Bros and is just a fun character. And to back it up, he is the master of the Superflat World! Top Ten for sure!
Super badass and deserves to be higher. He dominates in Melee and Brawl and he's just funny.