Top Ten Nintendo Characters
The Top Ten
Okay so link is better than mario in several ways one is that unlike mario or any of the Nintendo characters link actually ages in the gaming franchise.
Well not exactly aging but there are different aged links with there own set of games. You can't honestly say you like seeing the same middle aged plumber for the last almost 30 years. Also who would you prefer playing as
A sort of elf soldier with a pure motive to go through various dungeons and forest etc. Or a plumber who for some reason not only saves a princess through the same platform but also who knows why go kart races plays several crazy sports and all this other crazy stuff with annoying characters. Speaking of characters of the legend of zelda are unlike mario fun to interact with-ish throughout the games. Mario birdo a I don't even know, characters that have racial stereotypes and stupid morons like waluigi wario etc.
Whoa whoa, slow down there. If you seen Yoshi's island, in theory, baby Mario IS the present day Mario. - Nick-brick8
He's my favorite nintendo character for his many feats of strength, iintelect, and the restraint to not kill the owl in Links awakening.
Link deserves the top spot. I honestly expected mario to make the top because he's more popular but character's like Link and Samus are better and deeper
Link my top favorite character legend of zelda is a good game and he my favorite to use in smash bros - trains45
Mario deserves it. Even if he's overrated, he is an Italian developed by Japanese who speaks English and looks like a Mexican. That's a lot of world heritage. He has been in games since 1981 and has had amazing titles like Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World, Super Mario Land, Super Mario 64, Super Mario Galaxy, and Super Mario Sunshine. WOW. In addition to that he's a fighter, golfer, partyer, doctor, and construction worker. Also, Mario was Nintendo's first recognizable video game character and is the most famous, popular, and well known video game character of all time. Mario's main color is red, and that's color better than green. Link's game are harder and more unique, but Mario stops at nothing to save Peach. He traversed the Mushroom Kingdom in Super Mario Bros., went through 15 worlds like volcanoes, the sky, deeserts, mountains, and even a snowy land to save her, and went across the entire galaxy and several different planets to save Peach and the galaxy. HE'S THE BEST! ...more - bubbles1111
Mario is Underrated, Don't believe me? Find some Defences for the Mario is Mental Theory and for Luigi - ToadF1
Mario is undeniably way stronger than nearly every character on this list. He, alongside Kirby, have faced gods plenty of times and Mario does it with his own abilities, not ones stolen from other people. He has infinite lives, has murdered Bowser once a week and has about two seconds to rest before Bowser steals Peach one more time. Mario number one! - MasterBeef
Yeah we know that Link has a more challenging gameplay with a deep storyline which changes but the gameplay is pretty much the same throughout (adventure, fighting)
At least Mario has a variety of games (NOT JUST SAVING THE PRINCESS) For example RPG in paper Mario, Racing in Mario Kart, Sports in Mario tennis, Golf, Baseball, Strikers, Sportsmix, Partying in Mario Party, Platforming in Galaxy and Sunshine
While most people generally push Mario to the corner and write him off as a "vanilla protagonist" or a "Jack of all trades character", I believe Mario is actually quite special. Constantly demonstrating feats of Super human strength and acrobatic prowess, Mario is the ideal platforming character and quite the brawler on top of that. What he lacks in speed he makes up for in strength, being capable of picking up a ENTIRE CASTLE or swinging Bowser around by his tail.
Not to mention Mario's sheer level of determination and bravery is something to be admired, Mario has traveled all across the globe and beyond to save Princess Peach from the clutches of the evil king Bowser... on a near weekly bases. This man has guts too, he's brave to enter Bowser's Dark Matter Plant despite the high risk of being DISINTEGRATED BY DARK MATTER. (If Mario does fall into the dark matter, the death animation is the stuff of nightmares... yet he is still willing to enter the plant ...more - NintendoFan364
By far, one of the cutest video game characters I've ever laid my eyes on. Not to mention how metal he is- to just swallow his enemies whole and turn them into projectiles.
He may be just a little pink blob with feet and a face, but he's a force to be reckoned with. He EATS HIS ENEMIES. WHOLE. HE SUCKS THEM IN AND SWALLOWS THEM AND ABSORBS THEIR ABILITIES. You have to respect that.
He deserves on the list for his overpower...and his friendly personality and cute appearance!
Kirby defeated GODS and and things you cannot think of even when he's so little!
Yoshi is my personal favorite when it comes to Nintendo characters. Even though he is often overshadowed by Mario in many Mario games, he could clearly beat Mario in a fight? Think about it, have you ever seen Yoshi die in NSMBW, NSMBU, or for that matter, any game with Mario and Luigi as the main protagonists? Sure, he can fall, making him out of the level, or go into lava, or run off Mario's back when Mario would normally get hit by an enemy when Mario is riding him, but you never hear him falling to his death like you hear Mario, plus the fact that he can fly, and when he falls into lava, he doesn't seem like he is in pain at all, unlike if Mario even touches lava once. It seems like Yoshi is simply tired being Mario's insignificant helper only to get forgotten, and he just wants to go in the lava or fall to get away from Mario, while not even taking a single scratch. Also, did I mention that his boots are able to let him stand on spikes without getting hurt, and they seem to be ...more
He's been my favorite Mario character forever. My best Mario related character in all of the Super Smash Bros games as well. Ranked 6 in Brawl (Behind Olimar, Lucas, Ike, Lucario, and Diddy Kong), Ranked 1 in Melee, and Ranked 2 in the first one (Behind Link). I also use him in Mario Party and Mario Kart games. - ethany
Yoshi is my favorite Nintendo Character. While many characters come close, I have always enjoyed yoshi for his unique traits like eating almost anything. Link and Kirby are also some of my favorites, but I enjoy Yoshi the best.
Hands down my favorite video character and my Smash Bros main.
Samus should go more higher because her games are at the level of Link and Mario and she have one of the greatest stories of all the Nintendo characters. Come on she at least have to be at top 3!
Super awesome character that kicks butt. It doesn't matter what the situation is, she will probably defeat anyone
Samus is an absolute beast come on, she deserves much better than top twelve. At least up in the top five as one of the absolute most amazing characters ever, excellent background, helps bridge the sexist gap, and kicks ass come on.
One of the first Woman Protagonists ever made for a video game, has a deep background with her rival, and probably one the strongest characters in the nintendo universe with a few u and down games. Her games even created their own genre of video games with "Castlevania": "Metrovania"
Luigi is sooo much better than all then all the smash brothers
Luigi is awesome. Yeah mario is good, but Luigi can get the job done for certain. He gets sent on secret missions to collect stars and barely gets any credit. He deserves much more credit. I like his ice flower powers, I find he gets the job done no problem. Luigi for the win - dragonfly99
I find Link, Mario and Yoshi a tiny bit overrated (no offense). Luigi deserves more credit than he is given. I don't mind the others but Luigi needs to win this. GO LUIGI
I personally find him underrated and even though I love Mario I personally find Luigi to be a bit more interesting - Spongehouse
Donkey kong is the best he has the best 2d games ever! But zelda has the best 3d he doesn't get enough games and my brother thinks he is a bad guy from mini land mayhem stupid mario and zelda games getting put out every year while starfox and donkey kong and kirby and thousands of others are left on the side lines
Consistently cool with awesome abilities and who doesn’t like kicking butt as a gorilla with a tie?
He sure stars in some pretty cool games like Donkey kong country, Donkey Kong Jungle Beat, and Donkey Kong counrty returns. Not to mention he can be pretty funny - Spongehouse
Donkey Kong is just awesome. His games are challenging and fun, so fun that I actually convinced a guy who didn't want Tropical Freeze, and now he does want it! He definitely deserves to be on the top 3 and deserves more games.
AWESOME! Pikachu should be Nintendo's mascot. Go electro ball! Bam! You're dead. Pikuachu is awesome! Mario is too!
Pikachu is the mascot for Pokemon and makes an appearance in every single game! That's gotta mean something, right?
Laugh out loud, the best brawl character as well - kapikapi
I was going to vote Mario but Pikachu should be in top 5. He is cute and famous and the mascot for one of Nintendo's biggest franchises! He deserves more love! Please vote Pikachu!
Ever since I witnessed Fox in action on the N64 when I was little he has been my hero. It is very odd given that I love "castle related" games and (for the most part) hate "space" games. I have waited for a new Starfox game ever since Starfox Command for the DS. However, they do not seem forthcoming with another adventure any time soon, and should Nintendo disband this EPIC franchise I will never buy from Nintendo again.
Fox has kicked ass ever since the SNES. While they are making 5,000 Zelda games, people fail to realize that they should be making A KICK ASS starfox game
Mashiro Sakurai (did I spell his name right? ) Made Starfox, then more or less left Nintendo, leaving Fox at the mercy of Mr. Miyamoto, who seems to much prefer games of his own realization.
I'm glad he is on this list, starfox is an amazing series and is extremely underrated in my opinion
Zelda is really strong and you don't want to mess with her. Unlike peach, Zelda is tricky and has fire, arrows, mind powers, love spells, teleport, light powers, and can turn into her ego, Sheik, (a ninja that is sneaky). Don't tell me Peach is stronger than that. The only reason she won death battle was cheating by using that mega strike power that Mario also has that he could've defeated Sonic with.
Way better than peach she does not just get kidnapped. She can help link in most of his battles against ganon. Unlike peach who just goes help me Mario. She is powerful as we'll she was able to help link turn ganondorf to stone in wind waker and both link and Zelda were only like 11. She is awesome defiantly best video game princess of all time
The only secondary character on this list besides Luigi! And there's a reason for that. Unlike most princesses, she's a badass. She can double as a ninja, she is smart, considerate, and cute, to be honest. She'll fend for herself, as shown in The Wand of Gamelon and Zelda's Adventure. #3 under Link and Luigi.
Peach only one death battle because they desired to give her a advantage by making the sheep fall on Zelda even though Zelda destroyed it in a real life fight Zelda would murder peach
Forget What I Said About Captain Falcon(And Other Nintendo Characters in General)
I Am Huge Fan of Captain Falcon and I Love Him So Much. By the way:He is Such a Bad Ass Nintendo Character. - CaptainFalconGX4676
Only one thing to say about him: Falcon PUNCH!
Only Nintendo character that has his own meme, probably also the only character that you can compare to chuck Norris without being either roundhouse kicked or dissed off
Meta knight is the best. The best aspect about him is that you never know if he good or bad. In Kirby superstar ultra, Meta knight tries to rule dreamland with the halberd, and also in Meta Knightmare ultra, he saves dreamland! He flies the coolest ship ever, that can destroy Dyna Blade, Kirby's warp star, Star fox's ship, and any other ship that is thrown at it. In super smash bros brawl, he is a good guy also, and is so mysterious that you just have to love him. No one knows why he has the mask except to hide his face, and no one knows how he messed up his face. Meta knight is the most dark and mysterious villain/hero of all Nintendo, possibly ever, and flies the coolest ship in the universe. Bang.
Meta knight, even by the fact of being one of the most misterious characters from any nintendo game, he's also one of the coolest ones too, being like a cooler and darker version of kirby, even by the fact from not being as powerful as kirby, losing many confronts with him, but meta knight is still a character who is always seeking for great challenges, and he also have he's own aircraft called halberd and he's own crew of mercenaries, he was never really bad, but he's still the most misterious and cool character from every kirby game.
Meta Knight is rich and a warrior like Birdo from Mario. Meta Knight and Birdo are the best Nintendo characters. If I had Meta Knight come to my house, (not a hobo in a meta knight costume), a real meta knight, I would give up anything but life and family and nutrients.
Meta Knight is just plain EPIK! I mean, he's about the size of Kirby, but with a few extra features. For one, he has bat like wings that let him fly, and glide along the ground if your playing Super Smash Bros Brawl. He has a grayish, sorta silverish mask with a black shape out for his eyes, His eyes are two large, bright, yellow circles. He has a purple, flowing cape that's awesome because I mean, who doesn't look better with a cape?! He also has metallic, purple shoes. But to me, his BEST ever feature is his sword. Long, shining, metallic, golden yellow sword with jagged ends on each side. In Super Smash Bros Brawl, if you are fighting him, in just about 3 to 5 seconds, he can have delivered about 30 slashes and cuts with his sword. Meta Knight is just epik and unbelievable. >:3
I don't understand why he is so underrateted...now real talk...without Bowser, Mario wouldn't be Mario today...Bowser is an interessant character...however, he is the evil...so he acts like bad guy for others...but I love him
There is already a Bowser. - Maddox121
Without Bowser, Mario games wouldn't have a castly adventure.
One of the first guys that I used on smash
Ever since I got Juggled in SSBB, I stuck with her. Why do people hate her so much? She's cute, like Shy Guy, she's puffy, like Kirby, and PINK my favorite color. The only time I don't like her is in the anime, where she draws on everyone's face when they sleep.
No just no but I don't mind him but there are way better Nintendo characters than him
I don't like jigglypuff it just he is not good at all.
Gotta get you up the rank
He's like, Samus, Link, and Mario combined! And he's cute and friendly like Kirby too! It's hard not to love this guy, especially with him cracking jokes and being optimistic all the time! And I agree with the former comment, he would be the best character for Link to team up with. THAT, would be a game I would buy!
Pit is a strong character. He has vast collection of weapons to beat down powerful other characters. He should even team up with Link. With their power and courage together they can beat almost anyone!
Don't hate on Pit just because his game has 'bad controls! ' He has so much character, so much spirit; what's not to love? This angel needs more games, so more people can see just how amazing he is. Stay awesome Pit, and remember everyone; Floor ice cream gives you health!
I was going to go for Samus, but Pit is here. He constantly fights gods, the forces of the underworld and of nature, all for the sake of humans. Yeah, the people who constantly fight and pollute and stuff. Plus, he has a huge arsenal and he is hilarious. And Finally, this man has only had 3 games! What the heck Nintendo, give Pit some love.
He is very funny and fart lots. he is my smash main and he beats people up
Top 10 Greatest Wario Games
Top 1: Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3. Over 10/10 stars.
Top 2: Super Smash Bros. Brawl. 10/10 stars.
Top 3: Wario Blast! Featuring Bomberman. 9.8/10 stars.
Top 4: Virtual Boy Wario Land. 9.7/10 stars.
Top 5: Wario World. 9.4/10 stars.
Top 6: Wario Land III. 9.3/10 stars.
Top 7: Wario Land II. 9.2/10 stars.
Top 8: Wario Land: Shake It! 9.1/10 stars.
Top 9: Game & Wario. 9.0/10 stars.
Top 10: WarioWare: Smooth Moves. 8.8/10.
He needs to be number 1 because he's underrated and underappreciated, characters like Link are undeveloped and incomplete to me because of the lack of voice acting but wario is awesome funny and has the best lines in a video game I like yoshi more but Wario needs respect and makes the other 3 plumbers look like a joke
He is the reason almost every game with him in it has "crude humor" in the rating! - anonymous
Toad is cool character in mario I remember really liking toad when I was little - trains45
An adorable and cute mushroom citizen that who helps heroes. He is amazingly nice as you could see him. See so helpful, full of friends who awaits him to help them too. Not because his little his weak, no. He's strong and clearly loyal to his friends. I think this the one who could be the winner that is my opinion, thank you
Toad is the BEST character ever! He needs to be playable in more games! Nintendo is dropping the ball on this!
Toad is so adorable and Princess Peach treats him more mature than Toadette. Toad is also brave on SSBB for Wii. Peach uses him as attack and he's safe! There is a million duplicates of them and they try to help Mario, Peach, and Pauline. Toads are the 2nd best Nintendo characters under Kirby.
How the eff is Lanky Kong above a 13 year old kid who has PTS? A kid who's family is dead? A kid who saw his twin suicide? Being the way he suicided? This list...
Once a poor kid who had witnessed tragedy first hand, this boy with amazing abilities easily becomes one of the most badass characters of his development company.
He had a terrible life and all you people should feel bad for him!
Lucas is an amazing child his game should be realized in America so people can enjoy it
I love this series, Also Ness saved the world and you give him 19th place
Ness is just the kind of guy I would feel safe around. Every victory makes him stronger and in the original games he has some deadly moves like paralysis. most of his moves in ssb are actually Paula's or Poo's so shouldn't they be added to this list too instead of these non-Nintendo character's?
earthbound is by far the best snes game. ness is the main charecter
He's just cute AND awesome! He's strong and adorable! The way he says "Okay." Kills me! I understand why anyone would feel safe around him! He's just SWEET!
Without Bowser, Mario would be nothing more than a 40 year old bachelor plumber.
Bowser is the most POWERFUL villain of all time...
I can name better by Nintendo such as a brain-eating amoeba (Metroid), a pterodactyl (Ripley), God of Underworld (Hades from Kid Icarus) and the root of evil itself: Giygas. - shawnmccaul22
How is this example of a classic villain behind his Jacko son? Come on, Bowser was the one that messed Mario all these times. Come on, TheTopTens users! Vote for an excellent representation of a good villain!
He is AWESOME! This guy needs more respect and should have a game where he beats Mario!
Waluigi is cool that be cool if nintendo added him in smash in the next dlc - trains45
Waluigi is something most nintendo characters aren't: sexy. Waluigi is more than a mere character but a representation of nintendo's shift from family friendly games to more mature material. His character also experiences a deep emotional trauma from feeling like he isn't unique. Being a copy of a copy makes him feel worthless when in reality, it is what makes him stand out.
Waluigi has basically no history and isn't as well-known as Wario, Mario or any other bigger character in the Mario-franchise. Heck, shy-guy is more known.
But damn, I love him. He and wario are fantastic characters and should be in a lot more games.
See I don't even know who Ghetsis is and Waluigi is lower than him. Waluigi is pretty well know just like Wario and is in a descent amount of games Like Pretty much all the Mario Party Games and all the Mario kart games.
What the duck? Mario the plumber is number 2? Yoshi is number 4? Princess peachi is number 18? What the shock is happening? Seriously why the rock Mewtwo is not in the top 10?
Just furry ganondorf - Fat_Turtle_Gamez
He so powerful
Princess Peach is pretty awesome! I think that she makes Princess Zelda look boring! So what I'm saying is that Peach is awesome and Zelda is lame. So everyone who doesn't like Peach can go to hell!
Yay! I'm glad I saw her before that annoying Daisy or that boring Rosalina! ( I have nothing against these two characters, I just like Peach more.)
Peach is still annoying, but not as much as her baby
She sucks in my opinion - Spongehouse
King Boo Is So Cool and Scary and Cute. He Is The Best Character In The Whole Mario Series and Without Him There'll Be A No Game Of Mario. He Is The Boss Of The Lifetime and The Best Nintendo Character Of All Time
He's epic! Boos are my favorite nintendo thing!
King Boo could be voiced by will.I. am!
His laugh is actually a sped up Bowser laugh! - Maddox121
So cute and evil at the same time its not his fault he was told the wrong things
He should defiantly be higher - Spongehouse
Why is he 76 he should be top 5
Dude, Bowser JR kicks butts! Your momma knows this too bro!
Super badass and deserves to be higher. He dominates in Melee and Brawl and he's just funny.
You're absolutely right, the man needs his game. Main in Brawl and best in Brawl.
They should bring Mr. Game and Watch back for the Wii you or 3ds and give him his own adventure game that involves some of the old Game and Watch games! I'd totally buy that! He deserves a new game!
Mr. Game and Watch is a classic, he can kick butt in Super Smash Bros and is just a fun character. And to back it up, he is the master of the Superflat World! Top Ten for sure!
He is the best of all the games, he has taught kids to go on in their goals despite not being the biggest and strongest.
He is by far one of the best Nintendo characters of all time.
I love little mac. He's my favourite
Was amazing in the first 3/4 series of Pokemon! Plus he's much better than most of the characters listed above E. G Bowser, Bowser Jr. Birdo, Naruto and King Dedede
Come on! You all know that you loved Pokemon as a child! You clearly want them to go on the top! Ash is one of the best Ninty characters I know since he clearly shows what the true meaning of friendship is!
Uh, guys? I think Kirby has something to say about your comments.
Red is a Nintendo character. But Ash? No.
She should be a princess. Rosalina and pauline builds their kingdoms. Their dresses are not too babyish. Pauline resembles the 1900s and brings it back and she looks like Scarlet from a board game Clue
Pauline is a nice character that I think should be in more games.
Without her, who's the kongs, and what do they know everyone as, they have to capture a princess besides Peach, right?
She's better than Peach, they should bring her back.
Great choice and unbelievably underrated even though he has a range of different forms appears everywhere and has a really cool design
I love koopa troopa.
Koopa awesome bro
Nah, Dry Bones is better.
I can see why Yoshi and Birdo date. Yoshi doesn't do anything besides hiding in a eggshell and fluttering. Unlike Birdo who actually appeared on the Super Mario Super Show as Granny Birdo's baby. Granny Birdo is weird, but Birdo tries to use a big nose to protect everyone, without Birdo, most characters would end up blind and definitely like Shy Guy. Also, Birdo helped Shy Guy and Yoshi communicate. Yoshi and Shy Guy are still mortal enemies and got friendly by Birdo.
Without Birdo, Yoshi Park would be a decrease of power especially with blind and definitely shy guys and babies, and Yoshi wouldn't be a captain or a main character and Yoshi is like the best with Birdo around.
If Yoshi's on the list, why not Birdo? Besides what's the difference other than skin color and gender?
Awesome majestic chubby powerful good and bad a friend and a foe to Kirby
Make this guy #1, There is no way birdo and koopa troopa are better than this guy seriously this vote ratio is so terrible. - ShadowDedede
I love Dedede, my favourite Nintendo character ever and video game character overall!
His hammer is amazing, also his theme song and powers and abilites, and besides, he's the original bad guy in Kirby, though he's NOT A VILLAIN.
King Dedede is love, King Dedede is life
This guy has such a sad story and deserves more recognition.
Yes she's in smash now!
Why is she not higher - JustJake27
Lucina is my favorite character because of well... her character! She is kind and fair, but strong in many attributes. She has become a model of the person I would like to be when I grow up! So lets get out there and challenge our fates!
You want a good strong female character? You want this gal. Trust me
Honestly, I haven't played any Fire Emblem games. However, all I know is that she's a badass princess (I think), has beautiful hair, wields a sword, and grew up without her dad (I think). If the info's wrong, sorry, Fire Emblem fans, but overall, she just seems awesome.
She is very cool, and surprisingly a good feminist icon, too. (Aside from being female and having long hair, Lucina isn't too different from Marth design-wise)
Man waddle dee may be week but since he's got a spear and a bandanna he kicks ass! Why isn't he even lower than 50?
The cutest Kirby character ever
Toadette is a cool character as well, I use her sometimes in mario kart - trains45
It's toadette guys just look at her. She's my go to for mario party, always play as her in any Mario game that she's in and just look at her design come on she should way up on the list - Eeveemations
Saame as toad
Starfy is cool and is not a kirby rip off
Start is love starry is life
Starfy is a beast.
Starfy is sooo awesome
One of the best things Nintendo has birthed
My first ever game was Fire Emblem the Blazing Blade, great character, deserves to rank higher
Thanks to Ike and Marth and Roy being smash bros. I am now a HUGE fire emblem fan
Even though he is not among the most popular, he is definitely among the most powerful canonically.
I agree, he is pretty awesome. Plus, it's nice to see a non-noble hero/protagonist for a change.
Mega man sonic bomberman is not Nintendo - realcritic
He's in smash ultimate heck yeah!
Y you NO IN SMASH BROS!?
Shame we'll have to wait a decade for a new Kid Icarus game... Loved this guy
"When freaky aliens give you lemons, make freaky alien lemonade." - PeterG99
The second best Nintendo character. Also the most adorable one.
I like their fangs. I also think they are cute.
From one of the best games
She's sooo cute
Toon link is cool character in smash maybe not as good as young link but he cool - trains45
He left his home to save his sister, he's twelve years old, learned how to wield a sword, became a ' master swordsman (haha, get it? MASTER SWORDsman? Haha), learned how to steer a boat, learned how to use a bow and arrow, has really good aim, and killed a guy twice his height who has two giant swords. 'enough said.
Everything about this guy is awesome. His games, his looks, his personality, just everything. Wind Waker for life.
But seriously, just call him the Hero of Wind.
Toon Link for the win!
My smash bros main
That man is evil
Well he is one of the best villains in history along with my most favourite characters in Nintendo, plus his backstory in 'the wind waker'was one of the saddest I've ever seen! Ganondorf fans unite!
He's way creepier than Bowser. Bowser is just... well... ROOOAR!