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 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Characters

1 Inkling

Inkling is cool and has amazing recovery and spped, their attacks are decent but most of their combos and defence are excellent. - AlphaQ

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 (

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 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.

As soon as you saw Ridley killing off Mega Man, you almost cried with joy...Ridley - who they previously claimed too big for in Smash, right there. It really is a beautiful thing to see. - DapperPickle

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

DYK Mario and mega man not dead

After seeing the trailer I have six words:

3 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.

Kirby is usually put in the lower tiers but in Ultimate his moves are pretty strong, his recovery is almost as good as Meta Knight, unlike him Kirby still has infinite jumps. - AlphaQ

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

Kirby is definitely the best character!

He should be #1. Do it now.

4 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

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

5 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

Easily the best - TealBoyxx

Pika! - MarioBros11

6 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


7 Cloud

So good upgrade version of little mac

8 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.

I like Meta Knight but he got nerfed A LOT. His moveset is more limited and you can't fly infinitely now, he can't glide either but apart from that and being difficult to learn, he's still pretty good. His attacks are still amazing and he's still one of the fastest attackers in the game. He still has the best recovery in the game. He's more fun to use now. - AlphaQ

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

Meta knight it my main - myusernameisthis

He is my favorite

9 Snake

Snake is good because he can fly on a drone without his pants falling off. - AlphaQ

"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

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

10 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.

The Contenders

11 Piranha Plant

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

I love this character's pitooie. (sorry for the terrible spelling). It covers almost all options. - Ludicolo

Best. Character. Ever.

Plant gang rise up - Scarytar44

12 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

Best fighter

13 Zero Suit Samus
14 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.

15 Ice Climbers

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

The ultimate trio is finally back!

Finally the climbers are back! - MarioBros11

16 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 my main in brawl
sonic is my main in smash 4
sonic is my main in everything (unless shadow comes along)

He’s my favorite character to use in Smash as well as my best. SONIC RULES! - PhoenixAura81

Sonic is beast mode in smash ultimate!

Sonic Speed!

Sonic is insanely broken so he should be #1

17 R.O.B

Its ROB - MarioBros11

18 Joker

Joker is super OP, probably just as overpowered as Brawl Meta Knight. He can fly a lot and has an amazing recovery where he can latch. His attacks and spped are some of the best and he is super fun to use. Also, his final smash is so cool and powerful and it's easily the best in the whole series. - AlphaQ

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)

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

19 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.

Most op character for me. Great combos. I love her guns so clean. Her ultimate is hard to do but with practice she can be the goat

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

Is not blood, it's just some static effects from her and her colour is red so yeah, it does look like blood but it's not. - AlphaQ

Why did you people include a porn star in smash?

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

20 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.)


21 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

22 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

Boss Litten guy - MarioBros11

23 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.
24 Captain Falcon Douglas Jay Falcon, known commonly as Captain Falcon, is a playable character in the racing video game series F-Zero.

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

He is the best character ever!

FALCON PUNCH - MarioBros11

By far my favorite smash bros character in any smash game. Wish they would fix the following problems though;

Essential fixes
1. Make his initial dash speed faster
2. Make his turn around animation faster
3. Remove the hurt box on his hand and arm during up tilt
4. Make raptor boost come out on frame 2 instead of frame 5
5. Make it so characters won’t fall out of jab (at least not as often as they do).
6. Make it so he doesn’t get hit after landing his up special.
Nice to have changes:
7. Give forward smash it’s range back that it had in smash 4
8. Give dash grab it’s range from smash 4 back and make it faster.

Even though he has his problems, he is still fun to play regardless and I will ALWAYS play him more than any other character.

25 Roy

He is the best


26 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.

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

He's awesome and so powerful!

27 Wolf

Wolf is good at attacks, he is an aggressive fighter so his attacks are faster. He's also pretty agile and has good speed and recovery. - AlphaQ

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

28 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.

Ganon is actually pretty buffed, I like using him here and he is. His moves in Brawl were very wonkey and he was extremely slow, he was my least favourite player in Brawl but he's buffed definitely. His recovery and speed haven't changed much but most of his moves are buffed. - AlphaQ

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!

Best smash character - Winncon

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

29 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

30 Terry Bogard Terry Bogard is a video game character created by SNK who is the protagonist of the Fatal Fury series.

Voted just to show I actually do know he is and care more about him than a MII OUTFIT for a character I only "know" from worn out memes.

31 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

Brother of peanut butter - MarioBros11

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

32 Isabelle

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

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

She is the worst

33 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.


34 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.
35 Little Mac

Bad recovery, but powerful on the ground - Poke_Mon

Too high for a character considered bottom tier - Dvafan2

Please don't throw me off stage

My primary! - ReturnOfScorpio

36 Mii Brawler


37 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.

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

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

38 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

39 Pokémon Trainer
40 Palutena Palutena is a character from Kid Icarus (1987), Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters (1991), and Kid Icarus: Uprising (2012). She is also a playable character in Super Smash Brothers for 3DS and WiiU (2014), and in Super Smash Brothers: Ultimate (2018). She is the goddess of light and ruler of Angel Land, more.
41 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


42 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.

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.

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

My main. Should be at least top 10 - Mattblue66

43 Young Link

He's back in Smash! - MaxPap

44 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.

They buffed Bowser A LOT. In previous games his moves were very slow but they fixed all that and gave him even more strength now. His recovery is also a lot better now and his combos are amazing. - AlphaQ

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

45 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.

Shulk is good but he is way too complicated to master. He has so many movesets that it's so hard to remember all of them. Also, his naked skin is super OP and he cannot die when using it. Just kidding, I made the last one up. - AlphaQ

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

46 Simon Belmont

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

Castlevania time - MarioBros11


47 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.
48 Villager
49 Ness

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

Pk thunder! - Poke_Mon

50 Corrin

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

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