Top Ten Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Characters

This list has come out before the game so the options I've picked are going to drastically change when it actually comes out and tier lists start rolling in. So for this I'll be ranking based on how much they've improved from their previous games, and If they're new I'll say how much impact they've made.Super Smash Bros. Ulimate is a fighter game starring an all star cast of different Nintendo characters which comes out December 7th 2018. I hope you enjoy the list!

The Top Ten

1 Ridley Ridley Ridley is a villain from the Metroid series and a character from the Super Smash Bros. series. He's Samus Aran's archenemy and has been fighting her since day one with the first Metroid game in 1986. When Samus was three years old, Ridley murdered her parents in front of her. He is a member of the Space more.

Not good competitively - myusernameisthis

Not so good competitively... - Pokemonfan10


I casually kill someone in 1-3 hits with Ridley. With him, I'm the Ninja of SSBU.

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2 Inkling Inkling

Inkling has some pretty great attacks with a lot of combo potential, as well as amazing speed and agility. That, and the fact that I am a huge Splatoon fan, are the reasons why I'm an Inkling main. - Atham

Amazing character with great attacks, which is very cool. My main for sure. - Danganronpa


I knew that they were gonna join this time anyway but I'm still hyped - Aidanisawesome

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3 Daisy 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. more.

You may as well label her as Peach, either way she's considered top tier. - Qryzx

Literally, I want a switch now all because of her. Call me stupid. It's okay lol

I don’t like that she is an echo other than that I am ready to use her!

Although you can hear Walugi fans...'wah'-ing in the corner, the reveal of Daisy was somewhat hype. A lot of people want her in Smash and when she was revealed as the new echo fighter I was pleasantly surprised. - DapperPickle

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

Yeah but basically every braindead Link from Smash 4 switched to Young Link. The new rune bombs are for big-brain players only.

I think Link should be in 1st place because have you seen Heroes spin attack! Anyway, third is close enough.

The redesign of the character had everybody buzzing. - DapperPickle

5 King K. Rool King K. Rool King K. Rool is a fictional anthropomorphic crocodile and the main antagonist of Nintendo's Donkey Kong video game franchise, as well as the archenemy of Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong.

His down smash is the best move in the game and his recovery is op


"Now that I have the power
This is my finest hour
Nothing on this Earth can stop me now! "

King K. Rool's finest hour, indeed. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

6 Snake Snake

I thought it would never happen due to the drama between Kojima and Konami (cough Metal Gear Survive cough) but it somehow did it. - Dominicmgm

Ho ha! The banana factory!

He's Snake. Its that simple. I mean... come on. he's Snake. That's my comment

Everybody loves Snake, everybody. When he appeared, we knew stuff was gonna get real. Then came the EVERYONE IS HERE card and everybody screamed in joy. - DapperPickle

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7 Meta Knight Meta Knight 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 more.

Meta knight it my main - myusernameisthis

Meta Knight is my main and he is amazing. Ridley just turned out to be a big pushover. He was hyped, and turned out to be not so good. Meta Knight has always been great. FIGHT ME! - Bswaggers

He is my favorite

8 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.

So cute, but he is a savage when it comes to ultimate

My Main


9 Piranha Plant Piranha Plant

Plant gang rise up - Scarytar44

My unpopular opinion: this character suck he shouldn't be in smash - Hummingbirdf

Best. Character. Ever.

10 Incineroar Incineroar Incineroar, known in Japan as Gaogaen, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Let's face it, Smash Bros got people to finally shut up about Decidueye.

WHERES MY GRASSTYPES?! (We don't need another fire type. We already got Charizard) - Sentimental

The Newcomers

? Mii Swordsman Mii Swordsman


? Mii Brawler Mii Brawler

The Contenders

11 Pikachu Pikachu Pikachu 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.

Easily the best - TealBoyxx

12 Ice Climbers Ice Climbers

The ultimate trio is finally back!

Ice Climbers are extremely popular with the community and when they were revealed as the first returning characters we were all pleased. This duo is more iconic in Smash than their own games. - DapperPickle

13 Chrom Chrom

Let's get him above that overrated character that actually not "everybody loves" despite a fanboy's claim.

Get him above that stupid weed!

I have 5 words: HE GOT HIS CHANCE, INDEED.

14 Ganondorf Ganondorf Ganon (Referred to as Ganondorf in human form) is a fictional character and the central antagonist of Nintendo's Legend of Zelda series. He is a power-hungry Gerudo who possesses the Triforce of Power and aims to conquer Hyrule with the remaining Triforce parts.

I'm so happy they returned to Ganondorf's classic, Gerudo chief look. And his new sword looks absolutely amazing! I was once a Ganondorf main in Brawl, but I switched over to Pac-Man on the Wii U. Now, I wanna go back!

See Link
and I would also note that the character might have a chance of not being low tier trash - DapperPickle

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

He is the best character ever!

People do not know the power of Falcon I was on stock 5 against my brother and took 33.4% damage

16 Cloud Cloud
17 Bayonetta Bayonetta Bayonetta, real name Cereza, is a fictional character and protagonist of the video game Bayonetta and its sequel, developed by PlatinumGames and published by Sega and Nintendo respectively.

Why did you people include a porn star in smash?

Bayonetta is insanely op in Ultimate so I included her here for now. - DapperPickle

I love her (come on, look at that damn body, like JEZUS) but they made her way too overpowered in this game. - Mcgillacuddy

18 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.
19 Peach Peach 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 more.

I just love how they made her dress more poofy.

20 Yoshi Yoshi Yoshi, once romanized as Yossy, is a fictional anthropomorphic dinosaur who appears in video games published by Nintendo. He is most known for his appearances in the Yoshi and Mario franchises.

Yoshi was in smash 64 so he should not be in the newcomers - Hummingbirdf

21 Mewtwo Mewtwo Mewtwo is a fictional creature from Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon media franchise. It was created by Dr. Fuji in an attempt to clone Mew.


22 Roy Roy

He is the best


23 Wolf Wolf

See Ice Climbers and Snake. Wolf is yet again another returning beloved character - DapperPickle

24 Zelda 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.

See Link
and I also hope Zelda won't be at the bottom of tier lists with this redesign. - DapperPickle

25 Sonic Sonic Sonic the Hedgehog, trademarked Sonic The Hedgehog, is the title character and protagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series released by Sega, as well as numerous spin-off comics, five animated shows, and an animated OVA.

Sonic is awesome


26 R.O.B R.O.B
27 Simon Belmont Simon Belmont


I was like "HOLY CRAPPERS! " I never knew Konami let him in.

28 Luigi Luigi Luigi is a fictional 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 but taller fraternal twin brother of Nintendo's mascot Mario, and appears in many games throughout the Mario more.

Luigi's awesome. enough said - GabrieltheGamer

29 Young Link Young Link

He's back in Smash! - MaxPap

30 Little Mac Little Mac

Bad recovery, but powerful on the ground - Poke_Mon

31 Isabelle Isabelle

She is the worst

She is too adorable. Even though I did not want her in Smash, I'm excited she's in. - Drawbox

I can't wait to play her! Though she is from Animal Crossing, she is plenty different from Villager like her side B and smash modes so, it'll be fun learning a different style. - Sentimental

32 Pit Pit 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.
33 Ike Ike 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.

My main, he should be in the top twenty! - Poke_Mon

He is one of the most powerful characters in the history of smash games.

Prepare yourself

34 Joker

Released today and already looks op - Poke_Mon

I guess you could say we never saw him coming... - Atham


Not even released and he’s instantly a top tier - 1nsanity

35 Lucario Lucario Lucario is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. Created by Ken Sugimori, Lucario first appeared as a central character in the film Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, and later appeared in the video games Pokémon Diamond and Pearl and subsequent sequels, also appearing more.
36 Ness Ness

Spam that PK fire! p-p-p-p-kkk fire!

Pk thunder! - Poke_Mon

37 Mario Mario 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 more.


This one should be on a higher number.

38 Bowser Bowser Bowser is the main antagonist of the Mario Bros. Franchise. From kidnapping Princess Peach to simply destroying a fun game between Mario and Friends in the Mario Party spinoff series, this king of the Koopas has set up a certain hatred towards himself amongst the large cast of Mario Characters. He first more.
39 Shulk Shulk 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.

41? Ridiculous! Shulk got buffed in Ultimate and remember, he has 5 Monado Arts to increase his stat!

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

I didn't used to play with Zero suit before but now that I know what she is capable of...Thumbs up

42 Falco Falco Falco Lombardi is an anthropomorphic bird character from the Star Fox series of video games. He was created by Shigeru Miyamoto and designed by Takaya Imamura. Falco acts as the wingman and friend of title character Fox McCloud for the majority of the series.


43 Marth Marth Marth is a fictional character from the Fire Emblem series, developed by Intelligent Systems and owned by Nintendo. He is the protagonist and Lord class character in the first and the third games in the series, Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, and Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem, more.

Marry is beautiful. No one is better than him

44 Duck Hunt Duck Hunt

He's so cute

45 Mii Gunner Mii Gunner
46 Pichu Pichu Pichu, known in Japan as the same name, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Pichu went from one of the worst to top-tier. - thunderstar1124

47 Villager Villager
48 Lucas Lucas

Though I hate this guy and Ness (playing them), they sure pack a punch. And it takes quiet a bit getting use to Pika Thunder. - Sentimental

Why is he so far? He's so fun to play with, he's fast, has a nice jump and has good proyectile attacks, his PK Frost is epic - Enmanu16

49 Shiek Shiek

She is one of my mains.

50 Fox McCloud Fox McCloud 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 more.
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