Best Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS Characters

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS is not just a game; it’s a thrilling experience, a battleground where iconic characters from various franchises clash to prove their mettle.

This game opens up a realm of possibilities where your strategies, reflexes, and character choices play pivotal roles in determining your success in the battles. Whether it's the speed and agility of Sonic or the unparalleled strength and reach of Donkey Kong, every character can cater to a different style of play, offering endless opportunities for learning and mastery. It's no easy task to pick the top-tier characters, considering how each brings its own set of skills, abilities, and of course, its distinctive charm to the table.
The Top Ten
1 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.

He may be heavy, but he's the most powerful guy with a counterattack. No wonder my best characters are all Fire Emblem characters in Super Smash Bros.!

Hey, I don't know about you, but my best moments of Wii/and GameCube, apart from Smash and MK6, are the Fire Emblem games. Ike was so cool, plus it was a rest from Marth.

I love him and his games. But the best thing about him is that he fights for his friends.

2 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.
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.

It's funny when you see him send everything flying with the hammer!

He is my main, and he's a very good character. I like him a lot.

4 Zero Suit Samus

To be honest, the only reason people pick her is to stare at her boobs.

5 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

It was a tough transition from Brawl to 3DS. My favorite characters there were Lucario and Wolf. I was starting to grow out of Lucario when I bought 3DS. Now, Little Mac, PAC-MAN, Pikachu, and Donkey Kong are my favorites. I love this game.

Snake was my best after Brawl, so I was sad to see him go, until I played with Little Mac. I would like to see Snake return, but Mac, Charizard, and Captain Falcon are enough.

Jump sucks badly, though, but he makes up for it with his speed and attack.

6 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

He's the best character in the franchise. He is so cool that people are so anxious to get his amiibo.

7 Rosalina & Luma Rosalina, known as Rosetta in Japan, is a major character in the Mario Franchise created by Nintendo. She first appeared in the 2007 Mario Game, Super Mario Galaxy for the Nintendo Wii and later returned for the game's sequel in 2010. Since then, she has been featured in many main-series Mario Games... read more

I love every move. Rosalina and Luma can jump high and fast, attack in two places, throw people off screen, and much more.

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

Solid secondary player after Little Mac.

He's fast, strong, and has a cool hitbox. His Knee of Justice is one of his best moves.

9 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

He's a powerhouse. He has decent speed, hits the hardest out of anyone, and is tough to knock out. He can be a huge threat in multiplayer. If you can learn how to play as him, you can win 9 times out of 10.

Body slamming people off the sides of stages is the best thing ever.

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
The Contenders
11 Mega Man Mega Man, known as Rockman in Japan, is the title character and the protagonist of the Mega Man series by Capcom.

Mega Man is definitely good, but I would not put him at number four. He just isn't as great as others. He is maybe at number six or eight.

I always play as him in Smash Bros. He has amazing moves, and I've gotten used to them all. And don't forget about his final smash.

He is awesome! Why is he not #2? Of course, next to Mii Fighter at #1.

12 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

Well, I love Pokémon Diamond, and this guy is an amazing beast in attack. My main in Pokémon and Brawl. That killer Aura Sphere comes back. Ganon NPC hammers him down. You're screaming, No, Lucario, please get up! Then he does. He gets up, smashes Ganon to a wall with Force Palm, and does a fully charged Aura Sphere to the face. Ouch.

The aura is with Lucario, and his team. He Mega evolves and synergy bursts.

Gets stronger when he takes more damage.

13 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

Used to play as Meta Knight a lot in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. But why is he far from this list?

Meta Knight was insane in Brawl. In Smash 4, his recovery and hitbox got nerfed a bit to make him balanced.

14 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 my favorite game in video game history, and Mario is my favorite from that game.

Mario is my favorite thing ever (including myself).

15 Mii Fighter

Mii fighters are good for starters, sort of.

16 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
17 Sheik

Wow, another ninja! Just got my friend to beat Water Temple, and holy molly, who is that badass fellow? What, that's Zelda? Shut up, don't hate on my bro! What, is Impa's brother? What, he really is Zelda? What, how? Mind blown!

Sheik is like Sonic, and I like that gameplay so much.

18 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.

Similar to Captain Falcon but slower but has more hitbox and launch power.

19 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 think a custom Sonic is good because if you get all of the custom moves for him, you've basically got a beast of a character. Also, he has a pretty good smash move and another good (but hard to control) smash move. And really, guys, 21, Rosalina and Star thingy should be here.

PS. Please, please, please keep Solid Snake in the game after Ultimate.

I like how Sonic plays - fast and weak, but he can easily go past any defense you can throw at him.

Sonic should be at least at number 3 or 2!

20 Greninja Greninja is a Water/Dark type Pokemon introduced in Gen 6. It is the evolved form of Frogadier and the final evolved form of the water starter Froakie. Aside from the usual Torrent ability all Water starters have (Which raises the power of its Water moves), it also has the ability Protean, which changes... read more

Love water type, love ninjas, love Pokemon, love shurikens - well, this guy is your god.

The side special and the speed.

21 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.
22 Link Link refers to several different incarnations of the same protagonist of Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda series.

Talking about Zelda, well, this badass, left-handed, blue-eyed blonde (one of the most statically improbable features) is one of the most famous gaming characters. He has slayed demons, all-powerful dragons, and conquered the Water Temple, except if I'm playing.

I never lose with him. His up special is an almost guaranteed KO. His final smash is so powerful, and nobody can get close to you.

He's powerful, has an awesome voice, and an awesome Final Smash.

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.

Whenever people ask me who my favorite Fire Emblem character is, I'd say that there really is no contest. I HATE it when she gets star KO'd. She's awesome. Also, Lucina is one of my mains. Not only that, but she is also very hot. No denying that. Look at dem eyes O_O

It seems like she wouldn't be number 6 because of how bad she did in the trailer.

Lucina kicks butt. That is why she is a good fighter.

24 Bowser Jr. Bowser Jr., or sometimes simply Jr., is a video game character who appears in Nintendo's Mario franchise as the secondary antagonist. He is the youngest son of the series' primary antagonist, Bowser.
25 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... read more
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