Cheapest Super Smash Bros. Brawl Characters

True hardcore Brawl fans know who's cheap and who's good. Who's the cheapest? Let's find out.
The Top Ten
1 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.

To be honest (even though I love Meta Knight) I think he's very unbalanced being WAY too powerful.

Meta Knight's attack speed is crazy! plus he has a shield that does damage in his hold A move (Wii). My favorite players are Lucas and Captain falcon who are pretty cheap but I'm a skill player, anyway Meta Knight can just hold A or spam the tornado (again Wii) and captain falcon who is only close combat can't touch him!

His attack speed is too fast and all you do with him is you spam the tornado

Insane speed, and his tornado move is easy to spam, and when you mix his speed and his attacks, he is a mean-bean-cheap-machine. I'm serious.

2 Pikachu 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.

Pikachu is so ' annoying. All you do is hear him spam thunder and use discharge to knock you around. Some say that for some reason, you need skill to use Pikachu. All you have to do is play a few matches with him and then you can easily play against anyone as this guy. Even without Discharge and Thunder, he can just spam smash attacks to knock you off the screen. It feels totally unfair against Pikachu. He's fast and powerful- and you complain about Sonic, who may be fast, but he's not powerful. Pikachu needs to be nerfed or I will give up on balance throughout the smash bros character roster.

Pit isn't actually cheap when you try playing him- it does actually take time to get used to him. Sonic is cheap, but is a very weak hitter. Meta Knight and Ike could be worse... But I hate Pikachu so much! It takes no skill to use him- just spam specials and smash attacks and your opponent is out. It's no fun to play as or against Pikachu. If they don't nerf him next time, then I will totally lose it.

He's #1 for a reason. He is incredibly cheap and yes I definitely have seen people play really well with him, like legit, but a complete noob still manages to pose a threat to me because Pikachu is ridiculously easy to massacre a whole group with. Stupid lightning bolt move. "Pika pika pika pika! " I just wanna scream SHUT UP YOU LITTLE RAT!

Thunder right next to him is just devastatingly powerful in knock back. Plus, if you're in the middle of an attack or in stunned animation in the air, there is no chance of evasion! And it is really cheap at edge guarding the slower horizontal air movement characters.

3 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 not cheap, he's just fast and y'all just suck. I beat sonic sometimes and when I'm using him, I disable the smash ball and I still win against my friends. His normal attacks are weak, does only about 1 or 2% damage. So his final smash is powerful so it could be balanced. Talking about too powerful, Zelda's arrow can KO whoever it is at 0% damage. There's Zelda's arrow, Marth's final smash, Ganondorf's Final smash and y'all just choose to blame Sonic. His normal attacks are weak. The others attacks are powerful and their final smashes are even more powerful, like Ganondorf and Meta Knight. Sonic's final smash can be avoided 'cause I have a hard time hitting my friends with it. He is a very skilled player, So yeah Y'all just suck. Sonic's final smash can be avoided if you guys were pros, just like my friends. Y'ALL SUCK. STOP BLAMING SONIC.

Your too slow! Your too slow! But to more seriousness, how is Pikachu the
Cheapest when all you have to do with Sonic is keep running left and right with a hit and run. And to top it all off, after all your hard work of landing punches for an hour and listening to "Your too slow! " He gets to a lot of percentage, and you knock him off to see him use his trampoline, possibly the best life saver in the game, and after taunting 20 times back at him, he starts kickin' butt and takin' names. There you go.

Cheapest character in the game a clear mile. All of his moves are automatic and you have about a 10% chance of actually landing a hit on him when running around the place. His final smash is absolute bs. All you have to do is press B and you’re invincible, faster, can fly and can KO others just by touching them. He has it for about 12 seconds, but can wipe out everyone on the screen in just 4. Requires 0 skill to play as him, maybe acceptable if it’s you first time playing.

Sonic is too fast and just runs from left to right spamming his dash attack. Then his final smash is an instant KO. At least you actually have to try with Pikachu's final smash.

4 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.

Ike is a well-balanced character. What makes a character cheap is that it may move fast, spam, and have an overpowered Final Smash. Ike only has one of those characteristics. He can be powerful, but also slow, as one other person said.

You don't have to be good in the game to use Ike, and get the most kills. When you are playing in a more competitive level, he is a fair character, although he is one of the most op

Ok no offense but Ike is NOT cheap I mean he's SO slow most people an't even use him! I would say 90% of people suck while they play as hm becasue of his speed like ganondorf everybody has that one character they practise lots with so no ike's not cheap.

Oh my goodness the most cheapest character ever he is way too op and is annoying. he has to use attacks to get to you light the either like really dude spam...

5 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.

PIT IS THE BEST. BETTER THAN LINK. SHOULDN”T BE ToP TEN OR TOP 30. In brawl he was a bit bad but in smash 4 and ultimate HE IS LIKE A GOD DUDE. ONE TIME, I was playing online on smash ultimate and I was pit and he was link. So like I had one life left and he had 3 and I randomly attack him and then we both were at high damage at one life and then I managed to get the smash ball and do my final smash. I’m good at aiming and link is slower than pit. WAY SLOWER. And then I won. Pit attacks are better and his bow is pretty powerful. His side b is useful too. His final smash is only good when you are good at aiming. He can recover fast. Up B goes so high. And play the game series. Cause if you don't then you don't know who he really is.

As a character, I don't hate Pit. I'm actually glad he's in Brawl. As an opponent, it is so irritating to fight him. Hit a thunder-spamming Pikachu with a strong projectile and you're good. Pit will just reflect it with Hiyeyeyah or the Mirror Shield. And Pit has prohectiles of his own that will drive you insane. It's barely possible to even try to touch him without Hiyeyeyah adding 20 more damage to your damage meter. To top it off, you can NOT knock this guy off the stage. He has 3 mudair jumps and an Up+B that let's him just keep jumping for three more seconds. I don't even play as Pit because it feels so unfair. Spamming gets real boring. I could write a whole novel about this, but I'm pretty sure you get the idea: Pit is CHEAP.

Pitt is more cheap than the school lunch. He spam spam spam spam spam spam spam. 0 skill. When you loose to him, he says: "TOO EASY! " as if he was the one who used all his strength and energy to win during his victory theme.

People talk about characters having cheap recoveries such as Kirby, but come on now. His arrow is easy to spam and use effectively, his HEYEYEYEYA! Is just annoying as hell and also easy to spam. I don't even get how he isn't in the top 3.

6 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.

HOW IS KIRBY NOT NUMBER 1. Kirby's swallow attack is so cheap especially when he is Ganondorf Kirby. He has the punch the speed and the flying ability. CHEAP.

According to everyone who plays against me, yes. His recovery is insane, I usually survive to at least 175% with him. Not that I'm complaining.

Kirby is the greatest thing that ever happened to Super Smash Bros. Just kidding, he's the cheapest. But I am still a proud user.


7 Solid Snake Solid 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.

If he had a cardboard box in Brawl, I would laugh to death when he tries to defend himself.

His smash move is retardedly difficult to avoid. If they took that out, he wouldn't even be on this list.

Gun gun gun gun gun everywhere just give us a chance, snake!

Friends jealous of side smash.

8 Falco

Falco's really cheap, my brother always uses his quick dodge and I can't hit him, it's so annoying that it pisses me off them I just turn the game system off

Chain grabs suck to be in. That's all I can say about this move of his.

He is cheap but if you are a skill player like me its fine!

He's not cheap.

9 Princess Toadstool Peach/Toad

Peach relies on her Toad, and if I remember, Peach's final smash is PUTTING ENEMIES TO SLEEP. I mean, why can't she just use a really powerful attack? At least she attacks unlike Rosalina who relies on her Luma to do all the attacking.

All Peach does is stand there, and anyone can beat me. Toad is not playable, but he is unlucky, Peach is an ass for trying to complain about not being killed to let Toad be killed.

She can float in the air, basically meaning that if you don't smash her off-screen, she will inevitably make it back on-screen

The most useless character in the game. I mean who uses a frying pan in a fighting game?

10 Olimar Olimar Olimar is a fictional character from Nintendo's Pikmin video game series created by Shigeru Miyamoto.

People always think that he sucks. Once you get used to him, he is very overpowered. He is strong against Pikachu, Marth, Kirby, Fox and Snake, and he is only weak to Meta Knight and Diddy Kong.

Pluck, throw, jump, reflect, pikmin dies, pluck, throw, hit, jump, repeat. Too cheap.

He is ugly

The Contenders
11 Mr. Game and Watch Mr. Game and 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.

It isn't even fair. His C moves that are as deadly as a power players and he is still quick. If you know what your doing, he is the cheapest player in the game

He's my main but I will admit that he is somewhat cheap. Not as cheap as Meta Knight, Pikachu, and Pitt. Especially Pitt.

I use him all the time, so I would know that he's cheap. Still fun to play as though.

It took them 1 dollar to program the sprite in. So CHEAP OF THEM!

12 Zelda/Sheik

My cousin is so cheap with Zelda I've never beaten him while he is playing her. I honestly say Zelda is the number one cheapest character on brawl

Spammable Smash attacks that hit multiple times... Not to mention a very quick up smash that is otherwise very difficult to defend on reaction plus a down tilt that can characters that doesn't have a first frame attack in a lock forever.

Side B fireball lets you attack from the opposite edge of some maps and stay out of the mosh pit going for the smash ball. You don't even have to move essentially.

I have this friend in my dorm that always uses her side b and just does all the cheap moves so you can't even get close most of the time

13 Ice Climbers Ice Climbers

He is best wobble for dayz

14 Toon Link Toon Link

For smash switch he is better than link because links new final smash isn’t as good as brawl and Wii U/3DS.

This little pain in the ass just jumps up, puts his sword down and BOOM, invincible for those few seconds. Does nothing else. And he has BOMBS!

He has an arrow, a shield, bombs, and a dang boomerang. He can use projectiles but can't get hit with projectiles because of his shield.

How is Toon Link not in the top ten? Every Toon Link I see always spams his Dair and Utilt. It pisses me off.

15 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.

I do agree that Marth can be a very spam-able character, but it could also be seen as a very B button(Wii+nun-chuck controls) based character. My friends disagree that Marth is fair, but that is just my skill level at characters with swords - they can't beat Toon Link either. Marth can be seen as both skill and cheap, but PLEASE just get good at one character at a time - you will win that way!

Oh my god, I tried so hard to not add him. But why did I add him? His side special is very spammy in each game. His counter could also be spammy. And I found out that probably is all I would be doing.

16 Ness Ness

Players can just spam 'PK Fire'! It's so stupid. I did it and I felt like I had no skill! A player with REAL skills would not use PK Fire a lot. I combo with him but my cousin only use PK Fire, and that baseball bat. This is what I think. SMMMASSSHH! This should be in to 3. :P I wish they removed him from Super Smash Bros WiiU/3DS and replaced him with Lucas. Like they would do in Melee, but the delay of Mother 3/Earthbound 64

I love Ness shut up

SO annoying. All he says is pk thunder.


17 Diddy Kong 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.


18 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.

1. I play for the first time.
2. I select Mario because I don't want to be cheap.
3. My sister picks Bowser.
4. My sister does anything with Bowser.
5. I pick Bowser.
6. I can't do anything with Bowser!
Playing as Bowser is cheap because me and my brother pick him and we do nothing. But when my sister picks him, we can't KO anyone unless if I am Meta Knight. But Bowser always wins - ON EVERY GAME HE'S A CHEATER!

There was this one time I was playing Mario, and Bowser used his side B to kill me, but he had only one life, so he killed himself just so I wouldn't win!

Bowser is fine. I use him all the time. Never spam, yet I am I great with him. I just takes skill, and then you can run the game without spamming

When he uses his side special on edge, he kills his opponent and himself at the same time.

19 Lucas

Cheap defitnition buying something at a low price lucas yeah ness sucks but lucas I am always feeling like like I am overpowerd one of his attacks can kill you so lucas isn't good he's cheap

Lucas has no spams unlike Meta Knight but he does have a overpowered move in "P.K. Thunder" but as a big user of Lucas I believe he is top 15 or so but not in the top 10!


All he says is "PK Fire! PK Fire! " SO CHEAP! More than like PK sucks like a butt.

20 Luigi Luigi Luigi is a 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 franchise, more.

He is a rainbow vision character and his court is too mansioned. He can move any other character in his own image! How is that not cheap?

Hella fast and strong, he's the most I think

Take him off of this list. Luigi is cool!

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

Captain Falcon should be in the top ten he's just cheapest characters in the game. I'm so glad he's not going to be in the next game.

Captain Falco is the cheapest in this game just a worthless character at least he's not going to be in the new one.

Too fast of a character for the power he has as well, and it's not hard to spam juggle with him either!

Captian falcon will be in the next one

22 Wolf

Wolf is not cheap, He's slow but his attacks are powerful.

How is wolf cheap when he's slow and heavy

Ike is cool so I agree

I play with Ike and get beaten up by my brother with the FRICK CHEAPO OP SIDE SMASH.

23 Fox
24 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 don't like Ganondorf. His attacks are WAY too powerful, and his final smash is probably the most OP in the entire game. People don't think about it like that, but it actually is true. They just blame sonic who is one of the best characters.

Now PLEASE here me out. We have a friend named Derek. Big LoZ fan. He is insanely good with him! He will constantly do what he has dubbed the "thunderstomp" (Which, by the way, can send you flying through the lava in Brinstar) and yell Thunderstomp while doing so.


A character worthy of the title “King of Darkness”.

25 Zero Suit Samus


If you’re playing against her as a heavy, you might as well just sd. - Fat_Turtle_Gamez

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