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 Inkling Inkling

When inkling moves she turns into an octopus which is so amazing

I really like inkling this should be first they look so young (i'm basically young (

Squid ink girl - MarioBros11

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

2 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.

He was a good boss, but I blew my mind when he was a charcter

I can't believe he wasn't in Smash before - MarioBros11

Not good competitively - myusernameisthis

Not so good competitively... - Pokemonfan10

3 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.

He literally says one thing because he's so boss he only needs to say one thing and its rawr - MarioBros11

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

4 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.

Ok, Ultimate has Daisy but not Waluigi? What kinda world is this? - MarioBros11

Listen, I hate Daisy, but Waluigi isn't more important than Daisy. - Eclipsmon

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!

5 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 is so cute

Just to good

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

My Main

6 Cloud Cloud

So good upgrade version of little mac

7 Snake Snake

"a weapon to surpass metal gear" his projectiles overwhelm the opponent with free damage, and nikita kills anywhere on the stage

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

8 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

9 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.

10 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.

Pikachu is definitely the best of this list but according to the best ZeRo super smash player Mewtwo is the top

Pika! - MarioBros11

Easily the best - TealBoyxx

The Contenders

11 Piranha Plant Piranha Plant

Plant gang rise up - Scarytar44

Two words.

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

Best. Character. Ever.

12 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

13 Ice Climbers Ice Climbers

Finally the climbers are back! - MarioBros11

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

14 R.O.B R.O.B

Its ROB - MarioBros11

15 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.

One of the best Ultimate adds EVVA! - MarioBros11

One of the absolute best! Better than Peach! (She’s the worst.)


16 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.

17 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 insanely broken so he should be #1

Sonic is OP in smash (except for brawl)

Sonic is beast mode in smash ultimate!

Sonic Speed!

Sonic is awesome

18 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?

Ok, I get why you added Bayonetta, but do ya really have to have blood when you attack her? - MarioBros11

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

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

Boss Litten guy - MarioBros11

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

20 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!

FALCON PUNCH - MarioBros11

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

21 Wolf Wolf

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

22 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.

Best smash character - Winncon

There is only one word to describe this guy: DORIYAH - Mattblue66

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!

In ultimate his moves can be very scary. so many cool clips with this character.

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23 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

24 Lucas Lucas

Brother of peanut butter - MarioBros11

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

25 Roy Roy

He is the best


26 Isabelle Isabelle

Isabelle rocks! - ArcticWolf

If anybody says she's the worst, I bet I could beat you using her.

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

She is the worst

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27 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.

My main Yoshi can beat a level 9 Kirby in a one-sided battle.

He's awesome and so powerful!

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

Newcomers on here means ones that were just added recently to the list - MusicLover132

28 Hero (Dragon Quest) Hero (Dragon Quest)

The huge problem with his character is that he keep his RPG gameplay, making him unpleasant to play, while Ness, Lucas and Fire Emblem characters dropped their RPG gameplay and are way more enjoyable to play. I know japanese peoples want the hero, but keeping the RPG gameplay is really pointless.

If like the ones listed above, he dropped his RPG gameplay, he could have been acceptable.

Hero was just added but he’s really op and I immediately started maining him when I saw his power

29 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.
30 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.

Awesome. I use him (or it) a lot. - PhoenixAura81

I love the way he gets more powerful as he gets more damage - MarioBros11

31 Little Mac Little Mac

My primary! - ReturnOfScorpio

Bad recovery, but powerful on the ground - Poke_Mon

Please don't throw me off stage

32 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

33 Joker Joker

Now that he's released, I can confidently say he's a great fighter. Lots of combo potential and a killer final smash. - Atham

I'm a Joker MAIN Ay (to the tune of We are Number 1)

Released today and already looks op - Poke_Mon

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

34 Zero Suit Samus Zero Suit Samus
35 Pokémon Trainer Pokémon Trainer
36 Young Link Young Link

He's back in Smash! - MaxPap

37 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. Should be at least top 10 - Mattblue66

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

His uair and dair are good for starting combos
and his sideb is good for recovering

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

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38 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.

Mario Should've been on the list. Not link.


This one should be on a higher number.

39 King Dedede King Dedede King Dedede is a fictional character and the primary antagonist of the Kirby series of video games owned by Nintendo and HAL Laboratory.
40 Villager Villager
41 Ness Ness

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

Pk thunder! - Poke_Mon

42 Palutena Palutena
43 Corrin Corrin

Uh, why did we add her? Now there's more Fire Emblem characters than Mario - MarioBros11

44 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.

Great fighter with a moveset that's fun to learn; deserves to be much higher than 41.

45 Lucina Lucina Lucina is one of the main characters in Fire Emblem Awakening, as well as a fighter in Super Smash Bros. Her most notable feature is her love for her father.
46 Mii Fighter Mii Fighter


47 Simon Belmont Simon Belmont

Castlevania time - MarioBros11


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

48 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.

Falco is one of my best characters. - PhoenixAura81

You guys are wrong Falco is the best lol oof


49 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!

50 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.
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