Top 10 Most Ridiculously Overpowered Video Game Characters of the 1990sThere was some REALLY great material for this list, let me tell you
The Top Ten
The reasons why this character is so incredibly overpowered have already been gone over many, MANY times on TheTopTens alone and REALLY don't need to be extensively rehashed here, but basically, Kirby combines Yoshi's ridiculous durability (albeit to a lesser extent) and ability to literally eat his opponents and spit them out (as STARS in this case) with the power to also copy their abilities; to give you an idea of just how strong this particular power of his happens, his stomach is big enough to qualify as its very own ALTERNATE dimension. Yikes.
(in other slightly less important news, he can also fly right over entire levels with his Inflate ability) - xandermartin98
Ever since the first Wario Land on Virtual Boy and Game Boy, Wario had already been physically strong enough to one-hit-KO nearly everyone AND everything in the entire game simply by shoulder-charging into it (read it and weep, Shao Kahn), but then the sequels decided to take his game-breaking-ness a step even FURTHER.
In Wario Land 2 and 3, Wario became completely INVULNERABLE (not counting when he gets grabbed by Rudy The Clown in 3) to basically every single thing that Nintendo could think of, which also included being crushed into a pancake shape, his legs being crushed into a spring shape, him being caught in an avalanche snowball, getting frozen solid and then slammed against walls, getting burned alive, being turned into a zombie, contracting vampirism, getting his entire head grotesquely inflated by bee allergies, becoming EXTRA-morbidly obese, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.
And in a way, Wario Land 4, despite technically making his health limited again, took things a ...more - xandermartin98
The only character that matters on this list - Drawbox
I was actually considering adding Super Castlevania IV's Simon Belmont to the list as well, but this Alucard incarnation right here is just FAR too ridiculous to ignore.
To list just some of the reasons why this character completely breaks the game, he:
Has an absolute laundry list of weapons that completely SHATTER the game beyond ANY reasonable belief; for example, his Shield Rod, when used the way that it was intended, is able to kill the game's super-boss (Galamoth) in roughly five-ten seconds, while the Alucard Sword allows him to effectively teleport-spam Galamoth to death as long as the player is persistent enough (also, the Crissaegrim shreds through literally ALL of the enemies as if they were wet toilet paper)
Can attack at a ridiculously fast AND damaging pace even with standard weapons
Has almost every secret special move you could think of
Has an absolutely INSANE amount of health, much like Samus before him; also, unlike Super Metroid Samus, he ...more - xandermartin98
Every single other type in the first generation of Pokemon was downright cripplingly weak against Psychics, and Mewtwo was far and away the strongest of the Psychics, enough said - xandermartin98
One of remarkably few 1990s fighting game characters for which it is actually physically possible for their human players to be every bit as cheap as their AI players; in addition to literally every single one of his attacks dealing absolutely LUDICROUS amounts of damage to his opponents, his infamous shoulder-charge (Charging Spikes) attack doesn't even have dedicated buttons that it requires the player to press at the end of its input, instead opting to just be a plain and simple double-tap of the forward button. If that's not enough for you, said attack also gets an AERIAL version in Mortal Kombat 3, not to mention that he now has a hammer (that he can now even THROW at his opponents as if it were a boomerang, no less) - xandermartin98
Let's see here, shall we? She:
Has had her controls ridiculously fine-tuned since the previous games, to the point where she is even able to aim straight up while CROUCHING
Can now charge her beam, technically making Missiles un-necessary against most bosses
Has almost every secret special move you could think of
Is already rather un-necessarily durable with her standard Power Suit, becoming doubly so with her Varia Suit upgrade and QUADRUPLY so with her Gravity Suit upgrade
Is able to carry 230 Missiles, 50 Super Missiles AND 50 Power Bombs at maximum, in addition to having a maximum Energy/Reserve Tank capacity of no less than EIGHTEEN tanks when the average player would probably only need about five non-Reserve tanks at most (and even then, mostly just to prepare for the INCREDIBLY massive damage-per-second race that the Ridley fight in Lower Norfair is) in order to beat the game
Is now able to fuse the Ice, Wave and Plasma beams TOGETHER
Can upgrade ...more - xandermartin98
Basically, he's Ryu and Ken but with every single one of their moves cranked up to roughly 51 on the power scale; need I say more?
That's not even mentioning his infamous instant-KO beatdown attack either - xandermartin98
Forget about eating your enemies and then spitting them back out; Yoshi can turn his enemies into eggs and then throw them at OTHER enemies (hard enough to one-hit KO nearly every single enemy in the game, no less).
If that wasn't enough for you, the eggs can also ricochet off of walls mid-flight, in addition to Yoshi himself being completely invulnerable to basically everything that isn't an instant-death environmental hazard as long as Baby Mario isn't permanently separated from him (which the GameBoy Advance version of the game also makes the timer EXTREMELY generous for) - xandermartin98
Simply put, this guy is powerful enough to easily make him one of the surprisingly rare first-person shooter protagonists for which strategy isn't even REMOTELY a requirement most of the time.
To list some of the things he's done, he:
Can run absurdly fast regardless of how much equipment he's carrying
Carries a ludicrous amount of weapons (as expected, but still)
Is CONSIDERABLY more of a bullet sponge than one might expect
Has hardly ever had even a SINGLE weapon that isn't stupidly OP
Can shoot someone at full force with a shotgun at ridiculously long range
Can punch demons' skulls in with remarkably little effort
Is able to fire the BFG 9000 without it leaving even a scratch on him
Has singlehandedly fought his way out of Hell itself MULTIPLE times - xandermartin98
In the context of the game's storyline:
She is able to effortlessly beat giant muscular jocks to a pulp with her eyes closed (and possibly even without using her fists, given how strong her "power of rock" is)
She is able to catch a guitar that was thrown all the way around the entire Earth without even trying (and is also part of a band that is able to throw a guitar that far in the first place)
She is able to use literally ANYTHING even vaguely guitar-shaped as an actual guitar and it will somehow STILL work regardless of how vague the similarity is
She is able to take care of every single one of her housekeeping duties at literally the exact same time like it's nothing
She can seemingly manipulate the laws of time itself
She can easily run faster than the average car
She singlehandedly puts out a fire big enough to engulf an entire skyscraper, using only one average-sized fire hose
She more-or-less singlehandedly "rocks" a whole rabbit ...more - xandermartin98
Strong enough to suplex a train and can clear out entire swarms of enemies within seconds with his Blitzes - xandermartin98
Mostly the character himself (has a downright ludicrously high offense stat, combined with the ability to basically attack twice per turn), but his Gear is no slouch either - xandermartin98
Mostly just in the first Mega Man X - xandermartin98
Hits unfathomably hard for his age and has a gargantuan health pool, in addition to being an amazingly effective healer - xandermartin98
Most bosses can easily be defeated largely JUST by spamming them with PK Freeze if you know what you're doing
That, and also, of the Chosen Four, she's the one who ACTUALLY ends up defeating Giygas at the end - xandermartin98
Most notably due to the Heavy Bazooka - xandermartin98
(and Gunstar Blue) - xandermartin98
Particularly his Cape form, which boasts a lightning-fast, infinitely spammable spinning attack that shreds through enemies like wet tissue paper, in addition to giving him massively increased jumping precision and allowing him to effortlessly fly right over entire levels as long as they take place outdoors and allow him enough of a running start - xandermartin98
His head is stronger than bullets, enough said - xandermartin98
(cough) eight-directional whip that goes through walls just like Earthworm Jim's and makes basically all of the power-ups besides maybe the Time Stopper completely redundant (cough) - xandermartin98
How could no one include this character already?