Top 10 Best Super Smash Bros. Brawl Characters

Choose the character you think is the best. Don't vote based solely on the tier list.
The Top Ten
1 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... read more

Meta Knight may not be as strong, but it goes to show you that strength isn't everything. His recovery and speed make up for the loss of his power, including his smash. I'm surprised that others don't see this. Using MK is tricky but can become deadly if you know how to use him well.

On a one-on-one playing field, he rules the battle, but up against three, it's challenging and even more so if you are on a small stage. Up against projectiles, it's also very difficult if you're using MK.

But there is a reason why I prefer him out of everyone. Not only is he the most mysterious, but he also suits how I play. I loved how I got a challenge in using a character that's not all about power. He doesn't need to be weakened nor have more strength in the new game (if he is in it, that is). He is perfect as he is and a great challenge for those who are playing him or up against him as an opponent. This shows that power and smashes aren't everything. It's how you use your character that makes all the difference.

2 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.

Ike is usually good for beating low-tier characters and new players, haha. However, if you really know how to use Ike, how to flow with his movements and speed up his attacks, you can be quite formidable. His attacks are very powerful.

With strategies such as evading and not getting too aggressive (like I do), you have a lower chance of dying. I would rank Ike at least in the top 5. Kirby shouldn't be number one. He's not that great (literally and figuratively). No offense to Kirby fans, just sharing my opinion.

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? What can I say about him? Well, Kirby is a quick character. He's light and can defeat opponents with his Red Foot of Justice. He's quite agile for a cream puff, but his hammer slows him down.

I recommend using the hammer in the air since you get two swings instead of one when used on the ground. Kirby can also fly, which is useful because he's super light and can be easily blasted far from the stage. That's really the only significant issue. Other than that, he's just fun to play with.

I love Kirby! He is totally the best! I use Kirby all the time. Most of his attacks are strong, but the ones that are weak make up for it in speed.

Kirby is also very fast and can jump really high. His special attacks are very strong, plus he can copy other characters' special abilities. Along with being a great character, he is very easy to use. I would recommend Kirby to everybody.

4 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 the best because of two things: his speed and jump. These attributes allow him to travel across the map very quickly, enabling him to get items first and evade characters with hammers and other dangerous items. His moves are also very useful, including the ability to combo with a spin dash, pass through opponents, and traverse the map all in 2 seconds. His final smash is also rated as the best out there, and it's for a good reason.

On his home fighting arena, he's even more formidable because his spin roll/spin move makes him practically teleport. And since he's so fast and agile, he's almost always the one getting the smash ball. Using Sonic feels almost like cheating.

5 Snake Solid Snake is a fictional character and one of the main protagonists of the video game series Metal Gear by Hideo Kojima. He is a legendary soldier cloned from Big Boss's DNA, who is sent to infiltrate and investigate the titular weapons in an effort to stop a potential war.

Snake is an extremely sneaky character. He has an excellent crawling ability, which allows him to dodge long-range attacks. He also has great attacks. These include explosives such as the grenade. He also has a great kick.

This is why Snake is the best SSBB character.

Snake was just so overpowered that I did such amazing stuff that made me put my controller down in shock. Unfortunately, Smash 4 didn't want Snake in there, but it was probably because he was too overpowered.

I can wreck anyone with Snake. Nobody can hurt me without getting blown up. He's got range as well as powerful close attacks, and his dash attack is almost impenetrable.

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

Link is an excellent fighter and my best character on Nintendo. His skills are beyond reckoning, boasting a good mixture of speed and strength. At the beginning of my gameplay, I often chose Link to help me through Subspace Emissary.

I'm quite accustomed to him when facing opponents who fight back. I once completed the game on hard with him, while I struggled to do so with other characters. My familiarity with him comes from my past experience with the Super Smash Bros. series.

He has several options in fighting from a distance: he can use arrows, pull out bombs, or use his boomerang. Up close, he is excellent as well, being able to parry any opponents coming by slashing his sword upward three times or using his spin attack.

He has a tether grab and is considerably heavy, so there is always a good option to choose from no matter what situation I am in. Recovery has really not been a problem for me very much with Link in the way some would say it is.

7 Falco Lombardi 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 has been a personal favorite of mine ever since I used him in Melee. I used his jumping abilities to aim for a perfect interception and other aerial attacks in general, allowing me to defeat the Giga Bowser challenge in Melee seven times! Each time I won, I set a new record. The Giga Mario challenge was easier than the Bowser challenge that you had to complete to get to the Mario one, and I never lost on my first try!

With or without using weapons, I bring level 9 computers down and out just as easily in Melee. Plus, I love how Falco's design has enhanced and that he has more colors than when he did in Melee. He's my number one, no matter how much Ike and Captain Falcon are my next favorites. Falco's Final Smash is a TANK! Come on, who doesn't love tanks? Its hover ability surpasses Fox's tank and lasts longer than Wolf's! I'm just glad Falco got into the top 10 as the lucky number 7, by the way.

8 Toon Link

Are you kidding me? He is better than Link! He's just a little ball of fury, I love him! His final smash is great! He is quick and strong, and light, so he can jump better.

He can throw some mean attacks, even against some really good opponents.

He is the greatest version of Toon Link. He is so overpowered. His bomb is the perfect spamming move. The tether grab has so much potential for saving you.

I just do not understand why he is so low on this list. I think that Toon Link is the smartest addition to any Smash Bros game. He is just too good.

9 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,... read more

I started out with Ike because he seemed pretty cool, but after falling off the map one too many times, I eventually got sick of him and switched to Meta Knight. Then, I realized that Meta Knight got KO'd way too easily by characters like Ike and DK. So, I upgraded to Marth and haven't had any other desires.

But the best part is that people don't get upset when you use him in WiFi mode, unlike Kirby, Pikachu, and Meta Knight.

I love Marth's attacks and speed. They make him a formidable fighter, and his down-B (or down-2, whichever way you play) counter is swag. Really swag. He's the millionth character I've used, but he has to be the best. I haven't owned as many people with any other character as I do with Marth.

10 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... read more

Fox is the best character of them all! He's fast! His Fox Illusion can really strike other opponents without looking like a sneak attack. It's amazing how you can use his reflector, and it almost reflects anything sent toward you. His combo of kicks and punches is awesome! The Fire Fox attack has a great range for getting back on stage, as well as flaming people up, down, and side to side.

He looks awesome, his talking is cool, and he's got Falco and Wolf on his side in this game! His outfit looks fantastic too! I say that Fox McCloud should be Number 1 on this list!

His blaster can deal a great amount of damage but still, no flinching... But don't get me started on the Landmaster Final Smash. It's huge, rolls and KO's enemies, hovers them across the border, and shoots them dead!

The Contenders
11 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... read more

Put him higher on the list! Lucario deserves it so much. He is very fast and has a great aerial game. His final smash is better than Falcon Punch. Almost no one could think of something so good.

Also, I love to compare Force Palm to Falcon Punch. No matter how I compare them, none of them win. If you master how to use Double Team (which I did), you can achieve a far launch. Lucario is great for edge guarding because his tilts are great.

I beat my brother who played for 4 years longer than me. Lucario is my main, and he should be higher on the list. He is badass.

12 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... read more

Bowser is probably the most badass and strongest character in the game. Even though he isn't very fast, he can still wipe out opponents easily and rack up some nice damage. You can even taunt people by grabbing them and performing a suicide bomb at the start of the game.

Definitely my main.

I remember when I used Bowser, and then in the Wii, there was the iceberg stage. I used 1+left or right. I take the enemy to the lower part of the iceberg. They get stuck, and then the fish finishes them off for me.

Seriously! How isn't Bowser in the top 5? He can body slam any character, and he is very hard to kill. He can spin in his shell really fast, and he breathes fire! Easily the best character!

13 Mario Mario, originally named Jumpman, is the main character of the Super Mario Bros. franchise, created by the creative director and video game designer at Nintendo of Japan, Shigeru Miyamoto. Mario has appeared in almost every Mario game, including games in spin-off series as a playable character, with... read more

Mario's spike can be very effective compared to most fighters if used properly. When an opponent is recovering, jump and use a fireball since it has some hit and travel with it. Once it's about to hit an opponent, use your spike, and they don't have time to react (most of the time it works). You can also use it if you're trying to recover since people try to push you away. Use a fireball, then do a double jump when you're recovering, spike, and then they're down a life, and you quickly recover back on stage. This is especially useful against characters with poor recoveries.

I sometimes charge at them from off the stage, use fire, spike, and still survive. But it does require some practice, as you need to know when and where exactly to shoot the fireball. Once you get the hang of it, it's not only a dangerous and good move but a technique that looks stylish and cool, and you feel happy for executing it.

14 Mr. Game & Watch Mr. Game & Watch is a 2D generic stick figure-styled silhouette character, created by Nintendo and an amalgamation of the Game & Watch handheld consoles.

Nobody gives Mr. Game and Watch the credit he deserves. He's really unique with his 2D design. He may have a lackluster stage in Brawl, and he's really light, meaning it isn't hard to KO him. However, he's been significantly upgraded in Brawl. His hilariously cheap standard ground attack makes it really tough for opponents to counter.

He can absorb projectiles with his bucket and unleash them back on opponents for a powerful attack. Using Judge is always a thrill, he's highly maneuverable, his recovery is amazing, his back air attack is a turtle, and I just have a fun time using him in general. He is so much better than he was in Melee. I'm eagerly waiting to see him in Smash Brothers 4, Mr. Game and Watch. I really am.

15 Pikachu Pikachu (Japanese: ピカチュウ) 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. A mascot of the Pokemon franchise, it's... read more

Pikachu is my main character because he is fast and can deliver lots of powerful combos, significantly damaging the enemy. He can also withstand a decent amount of hits. Pikachu is suitable for beginners but truly shines when used by an experienced player like myself.

With Pikachu, I feel confident in any match unless my opponent defeats me first. I would recommend Pikachu against characters like Meta Knight, Captain Falcon, and Lucario. In my experience, the only character that really challenges Pikachu is Charizard.

16 Yoshi Yoshi, once romanized as Yossy, is a fictional anthropomorphic dinosaur who appears in video games published by Nintendo. Often appearing as a sidekick and helper to Mario, Yoshi is most known for his appearances in the Yoshi's Island and the Super Mario franchises.

Yoshi is the best jack-of-all-trades in the game. He's difficult to launch, really strong, and great at recovery. His egg roll is the perfect move to use at the beginning of the game, and his egg bomb will destroy everything.

It's funny when you use his B-move on the edge of the stage and watch your foe plummet to their doom in an egg. Vote Yoshi!

Yoshi should definitely be higher. Sure, his up-b move isn't very effective, but his down-b move is pretty tough to avoid and takes some time for the opponent to recover. The side-b move is my favorite because after hitting an enemy once in his rolling egg, he stays in it and can hit the opponent multiple times.

He also has a good amount of speed and strength and has a great special.

17 Lucas

This kid is more than he appears. The only bad thing about him is his PK Freeze, which is pretty useless, and his slow grab attack. However, he can technically use that grab as another recovery, along with PK Thunder.

Not only that, but this attack makes it excruciatingly easy to grab Smash Balls, and since he can use it right away, there are no worries about others stealing the Smash Ball! Lucas also holds one of the strongest smashes, that being his smash up. He may not be the best character, but he does deserve a higher spot.

18 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.

Pit is a very great character. He has good attacks that help him deflect objects, like his shield and spinning sword attack. Once you learn how to use him to your advantage, he turns out to be a very good character.

In my list, he is number one, but most of the time he is underrated, and it puzzles me why.

Pit really has everything a character needs. He has nice attack power, knockback, attack range, aerial combat, two reflectors, a projectile, excellent recovery, decent weight, running speed, and more. He really has no weaknesses. Pit is probably the single most balanced, versatile character in the game.

Even more so than Mario, who lacks knockback and firepower in his moves. It's too bad that his reputation is off thanks to noobish spammers.

19 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.

Ganondorf's powers are easily the strongest in the game. Even with zero damage, one of his punches can almost knock a character off the map. However, each of his attacks takes a couple of seconds to power up. This means that to use these attacks, you would have to count on your opponent being in the right place at the right time, because when they see you beginning your attack, they could run away quickly. Quick characters like Fox could easily beat Ganondorf, being able to use attacks that would stop him from even getting a punch in.

20 Samus Aran Samus Aran is the protagonist of the science fiction action-adventure game series Metroid by Nintendo. A galactic bounty hunter, Samus is usually equipped with her Power Suit, giving her access to weapons she uses to battle her enemies.

Samus has a great recovery after two jumps and has a very powerful set of moves. Her final smash is the best in the game!

All my friends play this game a lot, and I just recently started playing and I destroyed them all with Samus.

Samus can be a beast if you know how to use her. She is so overpowered with her missiles and aura balls like Lucario. Personally, Meta Knight is my favorite, but Samus is a close second.

She is the most awesome character ever! She has equipment that comes with her suit that is super useful.

21 Zero Suit Samus

Um, why is Zero Suit Samus so low? I mean, her final smash is just turning into Samus, who is worse, and she isn't the strongest, but I always win with her. Her speed is incredible, and her whips are majorly strong.

I always use her going against level 9 characters. The only other characters who might compare to her are Lucario and Falco. Overall, Zero Suit Samus is quick, strong with weapons, and overall awesome!

I think Zero Suit Samus is an epic character, and I absolutely love using her down-b attack to dodge enemy attacks. Some of her smashes are good, and her up-b is a very long ledge grabber.

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

Captain Falcon has two main Falcon Punches. To make a combo, first use the uppercut Falcon Punch and get the right timing to land a straight Falcon Punch, sending them flying.

In conclusion, he is just a beast and overpowered!

Falcon Punch and Falcon Kick are some of the strongest moves in the game. Kirby is the worst character of all because you can't kick him since he's so short.

I feel like he should be higher. He's really fast, and his charge attacks are excellent.

23 Diddy Kong Diddy Kong is a fictional character in the Donkey Kong series of video games, first appearing in the 1994 game Donkey Kong Country.

Are you kidding me? Diddy Kong is rated in the top 3 in every SSBB tier list I've seen except this one. Also, Kirby is usually rated as the worst character, even the official guide gives him an overall score of 5. Furthermore, there are only 35 playable characters in SSBB (39 if you count Squirtle, Ivysaur, Charizard, Zelda, Sheik, Samus, and Zero Suit Samus). Some of these characters were retired after Melee, some are bosses, and Daisy is actually just a color change for Peach, yet she is ranked higher even though they are the same character. This is by far the most inaccurate ranking of SSBB (and several random non-SSBB) characters I've seen.

I can't believe you people hate Diddy. He's the second-best character and my favorite. And Meta Knight is first, not Kirby. Don't vote for someone because you think they're cute! Vote for the character that is totally overpowered and was almost banned from tournaments (that means Meta Knight, for all of you out there).

24 Ness

Ness can screw you up physically and from across the map. His projectiles are powerful and helpful in some situations. His A attacks are not bad as well. Not to mention, his final smash is awesome!

Hey, Ness is AWESOME. I mean, he's pretty hard to use at first, but once you get used to him, you know where to charge his awe-inspiring bat attack, you know when to use PK Flash, and you know how to hit yourself with PK Thunder to save yourself from falling.

Oh, and you can control your PK Thunder attack.

I feel many people completely ignore Ness for what he is: a combo master. Many believe that the only strategy to win is to spam, but there's so much more to him.

25 Wolf O'Donnell

Wolf is amazing. He's fast, strong, and has long-distance attacks. His Final Smash is amazing - strong, fast, and unstoppable. His gun can stun opponents, and his up and side special moves are good for recoveries and are very strong. I'm shocked he's this low.

The only other characters that come close to beating him are Pit with his great recovery and attacks, Mr. Game and Watch with his amazing Final Smash, and Lord Ganondorf, with his amazing Final Smash, recovery, and strength. All the other characters are kind of good, medium, or awful. And Olimar is the worst character of all - horrible moves, and even more worthless without his Pikmins, which are not cute.

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