Top 10 Best Super Smash Bros. Characters

Super Smash Bros., a game that's not just a game but a battleground where legends are made, friendships are tested, and sometimes, where you find out your little cousin is way better at this than you'll ever be.

You're here because you're curious about who people think are the best characters in this iconic game. But, what does "best" really mean in Super Smash Bros.? Is it the character with the swiftest moves? The one who can knock an opponent out cold with a single, well-timed smash? Or maybe it's the underdog that no one expects to win, but somehow always does? It's a tough call, right?

This isn't just about stats and numbers. It's about those moments of glory, the nail-biting finishes, and the characters that make your heart race a bit faster when you pick them. Think about the times you've leaped off the couch in victory or groaned in defeat. The characters that got you those reactions? They might just be your personal best.
The Top Ten
1 Captain Falcon Douglas Jay Falcon, known commonly as Captain Falcon, is a playable character in the racing video game series F-Zero.

Who doesn't love Captain Falcon? This guy is great in every manner possible. You have to admit, his character is defined mostly by his appearance in Smash Bros. He is the best guy. The real guy. The guy who should be number 1. Vote him up!

The most explosive and fun character to play with. If you're not setting up his knee of justice, you're comboing, dunking, or footstooling your opponent. He is one of the few characters with no projectiles, and yet this makes no difference in terms of his ability.

Captain Falcon. No projectiles, no counter, only punches and kicks, and a damn Knee of Justice! The ultimate symbol of brave fighters who never resort to coward tactics.

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

Yes, Link is really good. I can see why you would put him in second, even if I personally would put him in first, but to Captain Falcon? Really? I mean, sure, his Falcon Punch is OP, but it's really easy to dodge, and all his other attacks are pretty neutral, whereas Link is fast, strong, and can actually jump really high (if you know that you can use bombs to boost yourself). Maybe it's just because I've only played Smash Ultimate, but just so you know, I'm not saying Captain Falcon is bad.

Link is the best character. You can pull your opponent towards you with his boomerang attack. You better not try to attack him from the air because he can use his up smash, bomb, or upward spin attack to send you flying away. Also, his amiibo is not that rare, so you can find it easily and train him to turn him into a mean green fighting machine. For some reason, some of his attacks are similar to Shulk's.

3 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.

I like the transformation to Super Sonic he gets with the Smash Balls. It's entertaining to fly around, smashing everyone, then seeing how that somehow makes them fly into the air.

Sonic is annoying, enough said. Sonic is fast and powerful. His final smash is very powerful.

His fantastic Up-B combined with his excellent aerial combos make Sonic a must-pick in any Super Smash Bros. game!

4 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.

Honestly, the best Nintendo character ever! (Never steal his food if you value your life). Kirby is cute, fun, happy, small, and powerful. His copy abilities never fail to catch my interest. He is adaptable to his environment and foes. The idea of Kirby is so original and enjoyable. Characters from his series, such as Marx or Meta Knight, are interesting. There's no arguing that he is extremely unique and well-developed. I'm also glad he had a decent role in the Subspace Emissary.

My personal favorite characters (1 being the greatest, 5 the least):
1. Kirby
2. Marth
3. Ike
4. Pit
5. Sonic

5 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

You all clearly are beginners both at spelling and Smash Bros. Consult competitive battles and look at tier lists. Brawl Meta Knight is the best character of all time.

Meta Knight is OP, and his up special is incredibly strong. He is agile, and the only reason I am the best in Super Smash Bros Ultimate.

Meta Knight is so good, many players said he should be banned in Brawl. He was, and thankfully, he was nerfed in Smash 4. However, he still looks amazing and remains powerful.

6 Snake

This guy opened the way for Ryu, Cloud, Bayonetta, and Simon Belmont. He's an important Smash Bros character, like it or not.

I was proud to main him in Brawl, and I can't wait to main him again in Super Smash Bros Ultimate.

Rocket launchers, grenades, helicopters - what more could you ask for?

Best character by far. An even match for any other character.

7 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

He is my favorite video game character. Who doesn't love this guy? He can even beat Sonic in Super Smash Brothers.

Why is Mario all the way down here? He's my favorite character, and I'm really good with him. He should be higher.

Mario is weak in Brawl, enough said.

Mario is actually the most balanced character in every Smash game.

8 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.

Thank you, my Fire Emblem fans. Ike is a character that requires quick reflexes because he is slow, but if you time him well, he is unstoppable.

The reason I like this guy is that he always wins, and his Smash Ball once KO'd three people at the same time.

Ike shall be the Supreme God of Nintendo! IKE stands for Ike Kills Everyone!

9 Fox

Fox is a pretty great fighter. I consider him to be the best Smash Bros fighter in the whole franchise. Sure, he wasn't that great in Brawl, being C tier, but in all other games, he was at least A Tier.

He's just awesome. Awesome attacks and combos. I'm always getting better with him. He ROCKS!

Fox should be number 1 because his Fox Barrier can block almost anything. His Final Smash is one of the longest lasting Final Smashes, and if he gets knocked out, he can get back to the stadium by using either Fire Fox or Fox Illusion.

10 Luigi Luigi, originally a palette swap of Mario named Green Mario, is a major 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, taller fraternal twin brother of Nintendo's unofficial mascot... read more

I would vote for him if he had more meteor attacks besides only one frame of his down aerial attack and his down taunt.

He is one of my three mains. Link still outranks him, in my opinion.

Luigi is dank, guys. You can't say that Luigi is bad! Learn to control him, and you'll see.

The Contenders
11 Mewtwo Mewtwo is a psychic-type Legendary Pokémon from Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon media franchise. Designed by Ken Sugimori, it made its first appearance in the games Pokémon Red and Blue. It was created by Dr. Fuji using gene splicing in an attempt to clone Mew. In the Pokémon games, it's infamously... read more

I like Mewtwo, first from The Pokemon Series and now in Smash Bros. I love Mewtwo despite his hatred towards humanity. He is powerful in both the Pokemon Series and Smash, where he has tons of moves to use to attack others. He even has his two megas, which have the highest base stats but are tied with Mega Rayquaza. In Smash, he shows more of his evil moves.

Roy, Mewtwo, and Little Mac are in a three-way tie for the strongest character. They are so broken! They are the BEST!

His Confusion and Disable attacks are great for catching the enemy off guard. Then, strike with a Shadow Ball!

12 Ness

The best character in Super Smash Bros! The first Smash game I played was Ultimate, and I was just getting into gaming. I didn't know any characters in the game except for the Mario characters and Kirby. I started to get bored playing Kirby, so I decided to try Ness. And I never looked back. He's my main character, and I feel pretty broken when I play as him. PK Fire is not the only attack I use with him; I rarely use it. His aerial attacks are great, and his magic is powerful as well. His baseball bat is overpowering, and his Yo-Yo is excellent for launching opponents into the air for up-air attacks. I just love Ness, and it made me want to play Earthbound, which has become my favorite game too. Thank you, Sakurai.

13 Mr. Game and Watch

He is very unique as a character. He is my main in Brawl. (That's the only Smash game I currently have.) He can be tricky to master, but once you do, you become a beast. He requires frame-by-frame perfection, and you have to be particular with the movements on the controller. He is powerful, fast, and has great recovery. He might be a little too light, but he makes up for that by being an amazing character to master. Worth it? Absolutely! I was literally the only kid back in 2009 who used the OG of Smash. Everyone else I knew used Fox, Kirby, Mario, Link, etc.

14 Roy

The fact that he wasn't carried into Brawl upsets me terribly. Him and Marth were my favourites, yet only one got continued... Shame, really. Amazing character with lots of tricks up his sleeve.

Okay, everyone, say it with me: Roy's our boy, Roy's our boy, Roy's our boy!

15 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.

Everyone says that Ganondorf is a clone of Captain Falcon. I disagree (unless you're talking about Melee. He was totally a clone in Melee). Ganondorf is a slower, more powerful character. Even though some of his moves, like the Warlock Punch, are clone moves, some of them are different, like the side B. It makes it easier to combo people than Captain Falcon's uppercut.

At a sleepover with some friends, we were playing SSB 4 with my best friend's dad watching. So, anyway... One of my friends had never played, so we put all the characters except her on random to even the odds, and I got Ganondorf. And since her dad was best with him, I let him play... Everyone else got wrecked. Even though he is slow, he has REALLY powerful attacks.

16 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

Actually, in Smash 4, you could easily win with him. For those who don't take risks, Lucario isn't for you. He is a risk-reward type character. His up special is incredibly good at getting you out of the void and ledge bouncing opponents. Use it, and if your opponent is in the air, you just attack him with it, and he'll bounce off the ledge. Along with that, his counter is good even with projectiles. Unlike other counters, they are really limited, but with Lucario, he does a clean sweep, basically. If playing a 4-player smash and all are in a row, he just plows right through them.

17 Little Mac Little Mac is a fictional boxer and the main protagonist in Nintendo's Punch-Out!! series of video games. He first appeared in Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!. He is the smallest and youngest of all the boxers in the games, being only 17 years old across all Punch-Out!! games. His signature attack is the "Star... read more

Yes, his recovery is trash, but in the right hands, he is totally amazing! Such amazing attack power and just a cool revamped design make it. Little Mac just fits Smash Bros so perfectly. He belongs in the game, and I hope he never gets cut! Little Mac will always be my favorite.

He is so awesome. I wish they would make him better in the next game so I can see him in competitive play. He is my all-time favorite, and it makes me sad that so many people hate him. He fits the fighting game style more than many others, that's for sure.

18 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

Really, everyone? Bowser is totally the best! He might be a bit slow, but if you know how to use him right, Bowser's got great attacks, good dodges, and he breathes fire, for crying out loud!

This guy is a tank! He has bad walking speed, but decent running speed, the most powerful attacker on the roster, and it is hard to knock him out. If you love powerhouses, this is your guy.

This guy is awesome! He's my main in Smash. His side smash is very strong, his final smash is amazing as it is very powerful. This guy is just awesome!

19 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 great for people who want to hit fast, and its attacks can steadily build up damage if you use it right. In fact, it was at the top of the original Smash Bros. tier list, right?

Fast and agile, so you can dodge attacks and also hit them back with quick attacks. The only downside is that it is light, and the final smash isn't great.

I really like Pikachu. I like fast attacks and lightning, so that's why I like Pikachu. The first time playing as Pikachu was so fun!

20 Dr. Mario Dr. Mario is the persona Mario takes in the Dr. Mario series. Under this identity, Mario dons a lab coat, a head mirror, and a stethoscope around his neck. He first appeared in his titular game, Dr. Mario.

I like him more than Mario in Smash 4. He is a bit slower but a bit stronger, and he doesn't have F.L.U.D.D.

People don't know how to use him in Smash 4. That's why they hate him.

An underrated and overlooked character.

21 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.

Number 41! Are you serious? Shulk is one of the strongest characters in Super Smash Bros. His counterattack is amazing! Low on HP? Use Shield. Can't knock out your opponent? Use Smash. Knocked out and can't get back to the arena? Use Jump. Can't keep up with your opponent? Use Speed. Want massive damage? Use Buster or maybe Smash. These are the Monado's powers. Use this strategy and you will be really feeling it. Do I need to say more?

Who would say Shulk sucks? Shulk rocks! He can use the Monado to get stronger.

So many useful buffs if you use them right, thanks to his Monado's power.

22 Samus 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 is the best female character in Brawl. Seriously, think about it. Peach is a ditzy, dumb, overly-girly princess who would rather put on makeup than fight. Samus, however, is a determined tomboy who shoots guns and kills monsters for a living.

Zelda's okay, I guess, if you're into that kind of thing, but she gets kidnapped way too much to be a very strong and powerful character. Samus hasn't been kidnapped once and she isn't the snobby, weak princess that can't defend herself (cough) Zelda (cough).

Nana is cute. Nana is funny. But when you think about it, Nana isn't powerful at all. And don't even get me started with Samus and power. You have to assume a woman who changes into a butt-kicking robot is pretty powerful. I don't suggest telling Samus she's weak or powerless. 'Cause if you do, she and her shotgun might be the last thing you'll ever see...

23 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 kind of like using this character, but he should be slightly higher than just number 14. Listen to why he should be higher: He can make a powerful counter and is less vulnerable to a reflecting projectile thanks to his close-range capability. He's also quite fast with his sword. He'd also be a big distraction to anyone that falls in love easily.

You're kidding, right? As I write this, he is ranked 23! Why? Marth is awesome! He is easily one of the most fun to play in Brawl. He is very quick and can get many attacks in, as well as dodge when necessary.

24 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.

He is my main and he is pretty powerful if you know how to use him. The same goes for all the characters, so there really isn't a bad character. Nobody is a bad character. It's just that people don't know how to use them.

This has been my main ever since the beginning of the game, and I don't think it will ever change. He is honestly really good and a pretty decent character if you want to learn all aspects of Smash.

His moves and final smash are really effective, and when he's off-stage, his power of flight can always send him back on stage.

25 Robin Robin is a character in Fire Emblem Awakening, which was developed by Intelligent Systems and Nintendo SPD and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 3DS, and as one of three main protagonists of the game, serving as the deuteragonist.

A cool character, and I like the mechanic where you can only use their sword and tomes a number of times, and also the male and female versions. Also, I like using Levin Sword in the air. So much detail...

My main in Smash. Using tomes is awesome.

Robin is awesome. What's your problem?

8Load More
PSearch List