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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
Arrg! I had to go with Link! He deals with a lot more threatening enemies and handles a lot more deadly weapons than Mario. Link has a much better story, which actually changes from game to game! Link has an actual back story and his soul role in Hyrule is not to just save the Princess. Also we know Mario never gets anything from Peach, but we don't really know this about Link and Zelda.
I kind of hate myself for defending this, but I have to go with what is right. I'm not going to go for who founded Nintendo, but who refined Nintendo.
I have so many reasons why Link deserves to be number 1!
Firstly, Link has a very interesting story. Usually, he is seen without any relatives and his past is shrouded in mystery. However, his future is definate- to defend ALL kingdoms, not just his own.
Secondly, Link endures much more than Mario. Gibdos, Redeads, Ganon, Yuga and so much more! Little mushrooms and turtles are hardly as deadly as those!
Thirdly, he is determined to do more than he has been assigned to do; he does side quests to help people. He does more than just help the princess like Mario. In fact, that's usually what Mario ONLY does! I'm not saying Mario is bad. He's such a loveable character! But I think Link deserves just as much glory, if not more.
Link is such a courageous hero- always willing to sacrifice his own safety and comfort for the sake of others. He goes through much more grief than our other Nintendo heroes. Link, the Hero of Time, The Hero of Twilight, The Chosen Hero, ...more
Easily the best Nintendo character. Silent protagonists for the win. Besides LOZ has way better combat, exploration,puzzles, weapons/tools, and story than Mario.V 138 Comments
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
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
Deserves to be 1st this fat Italian plumber never gets oldV 138 Comments
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.
Kirby vs. Mario. Here goes, Mario trys to jump on Kirby, but Kirby just moves out of the way, and again, again, again, again, and again. Kirby, then sucks up Mario and spits him off the cliff. The End.
Or Mario shoots a fireball at Kirby, he eats it then explodes. Jumping isn't Mario's only power. - Katekat123
Kirby KICKS ASS AND WOULD KILL EVERYONE IF HE WANTED TO!
He can suck anything and turn in to that type he also has a very cool star he can fly on like good luck others because wach out for KirbyV 102 Comments
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.
I love yoshi he's the coolest little dino you will ever see - decorulez97
In the Zelda list amid a beat link. In the Mario list Yoshi beat Mario. Where’s the consistency? Yoshi will always be the best, even outside of just Mario. When link can crap eggs and chuck them at people give me a call.V 61 Comments
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!
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.
Samus is one of the greatest characters Nintendo has ever made! The fact that she is all the way in 11th place is a crime! Please vote her higher!
Shes the only nintendo game I play at this pointV 45 Comments
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
did his job in the shadow
Luigi is better than mario he has SAVED Mario on multiple occasions, he jumps and runs faster than mario, Luigi is just better than mario at just about anything, Mario is so dumb he couldn't get a bucket off his head in this one mario gameV 47 Comments
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
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.
One Of The Original Characters Of Nintendo And So Low? Definitely top 3 - copkiller
Hands down my favorite video game character everV 19 Comments
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.
Fox is awesome. He deserves more credit and I wished he would be a DLC character in Mario Kart in the future, like Link and the Animal Crossing characters (and later the Inkling kids from Splatoon) did in Mario Kart 8/Deluxe.V 18 Comments
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!
The quote-machine that just strolls up and defeats gods as his everyday job.V 28 Comments
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
He's adorable and fluffy, and that easily makes him the best..right?V 29 Comments
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 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
METAKNIGHT OPV 12 Comments
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.
Zelda's even stronger than Samus because she has supernatural powers. Samus relies on power suits to win.V 15 Comments
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 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
Only one thing to say about him: Falcon PUNCH!
Cause it be coolV 10 Comments
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!
I love ness so much every time I say his name I cry and shake also he is sansV 16 Comments
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!
Bye far best ssb fighter as well as amazing gameV 6 Comments
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.
TOADS THE BESTV 9 Comments
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!
Ok no one likes me game and with.V 5 Comments
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 rankV 1 Comment
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's awesomeV 6 Comments
There is already a Bowser. - Maddox121
Without Bowser, Mario games wouldn't have a castly adventure.
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
You wont find any other nintendo charachet like warioV 8 Comments
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
LITTLE MAC CAN TAKE ON MIKE TYSON… WHY IS HE NOT AT LEAST IN THE TOP 10!
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.
Ash is technically WB, as the series is produced by them.V 6 Comments
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?
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?
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.
Go Ike! Fight for your friends!V 4 Comments
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!
He is so sassy lol, I loved him from the first second, since he's not just an evil clone, but actually has a character! And an awesome story and connection to his counterpart Pit! #ChaosChapters
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.
I love good old koopy
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)
Epic, just epic. Best thing Nintendo ever made. The only thing they need to do is make a game for wolf and wolf alone.
Star Wolf is a mercenary team. The character is just Wolf
I'm afraid you can't do that, Star Fox. - shawnmccaul22
One of the only Pokemon worth seeing
He's cool but is extremely overrated the other gen 1 fire types are way better cough aricane cough rapidash cough fabby the beast (ninetales) cough
Starfy is cool and is not a kirby rip offV 3 Comments
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!
Bruh, King Boo looks beast and and is one of the best villains in Mario! I think he deserves a spot in the top 10.V 3 Comments
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?
Yes she's in smash now!
One of the best things Nintendo has birthed
If you like Viridi, you probably also like Hitler, Stalin, Osama Bin Laden, and Ivan the Terrible. She's that bad.
From Kid Icarus. LOVE her.
She is one of my favorite Nintendo character and one of my favorites ever.
Hey, guy down there! The diffrence is that Viridi is fantasy and those people you mentioned are real.
Best companion ever. She is definitely my favorite video game character!
She is the best thing to happen to Link since the Master Sword
Show some Respect
Favorite videogame character to this date. Runner-up is Rosalina. Love them both, it's nice to see Nintendo giving focus on certain characters and putting effort into sad, detailed backstories.
30!? Midna and link are the cutest characters ever! How is it not like 1: link 2: Midna or sumthin laik dat!?
Best star fox pilot. and my favourite character on super smash bros brawl!
Falco is the best! FALCO for the win
I wouldn't say "Forgotten', but forgotten game series.
Y you NO IN SMASH BROS!?
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!
Miis fly around Nintendo
Miis the Nintendo suportus with a lot of games NEED TO BE 1!
Top 10 Nintendo characters (I think)
6 FOX McCloud
5 k rool
4 diddy Kong
3 donkey Kong
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
My favorite video game character of all time!
He is a supah stah warriah! Best character ever!V 3 Comments
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.
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