Top Ten Most Underrated Nintendo, Sega, and Square Characters

ParkerFang
Just to let everyone know... underrated doesn't mean good.

The Top Ten

1 Rosalina Rosalina Rosalina, known as Rosetta in Japan, is a major character in the Mario Bros . Franchise . She first appeared in the popular Mario Game, Super Mario Galaxy in 2007 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.

Yes she is truly underrated by Nintendo. Wendy is more underrated because she gets more hate - hunnyqueen09

We all know why Rosalina haters suck

She's not overrated and she isn't a b word or a hoe.

Pauline fans

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2 Mario Mario Mario is the main character in the Mario Bros. Franchise, who was created by the creative director and video game designer at Nintendo of Japan, Shigeru Miyamoto. Mario has appeared in almost every Mario Game, including spinoff series, as a playable character, with few exceptions including New Super ...read more.

How are Mario and Sonic underrated? They're the face of their respective companies. - cjWriter1997

Games over fanbase. Mario and Sonic are the ones with their names on the title. - cjWriter1997

I think we all know why he's underrated.

3 Toad Toad Toad, known in Japan as Kinopio, is a major character in the Mario Bros. Franchise. He assists Princess Peach in the Mushroom Kingdom and will do whatever it takes to help her. He first appeared in the classic game, USA exclusive Super Mario Bros. 2 for the NES. Since then he has been a reoccurring ...read more.

Horrible

4 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 ...read more.

Bowser is Awesome. - Randomator

You gotta love him. He’s one of nintendo’s few villains who’s personality actually serves well for comic relief.

5 Knuckles the Echidna (Sonic the Hedgehog) Knuckles the Echidna (Sonic the Hedgehog)

Knuckles is awesome - Randomator

6 Krystal (Star Fox) Krystal (Star Fox)

Maybe not underrated among furries but still underrated as a video game character, enough that she didn't even appear as a fighter in the latest Smash Bros. despite so many fan requests. I wish people would do Krystal justice.

7 Pearl (Splatoon 2) Pearl (Splatoon 2)

Everyone seems to hate her

Come on, she's AWESOME.
A yellow-eyed MC_Princess (remember, the chicken came first).
Also, look at what she did at the end of Octo Expansion.
Her overall personality is just AMAZING. - Qryzx

True - ParkerFang

8 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 isn't underrated. He is one if the biggest icons in gaming.

Sonic is underrated

9 Min Min Min Min

Since when she's was underrated?
It is because of Twintelle?

10 Wario Wario Wario is a character in Nintendo's Mario series who was originally designed as an antagonist to Mario. His motives are driven by greed and he will take the side of whoever will give him the most pay. Although he may seem like just a mean man with no heart, he does have a very tragic past.

The Contenders

11 Cecil Harvey Cecil Harvey
12 Navi Navi
13 Princess Daisy Princess Daisy Princess Daisy is a fictional character in the Mario series of video games, in which she is the princess of the fictional region of Sarasaland. ...read more.

She's underrated by Nintendo and gosh she has a lot of fans: good and mostly bad - ParkerFang

Yes I agree - hunnyqueen09

14 Baby Peach Baby Peach Baby Peach is the infant version of the major character from the Mario Series, Princess Peach. She is mostly known for her appearances in the Mario Kart Franchise in Mario Kart Wii and Mario Kart 8 as a playable character, but she also appears in other Mario games, including Yoshi's Island DS, in which ...read more.
15 Toadette Toadette Toadette is a character in the Mario series. She is a female Toad who first appeared in the Nintendo GameCube video game Mario Kart: Double Dash.

She is garbage

She's cute - hunnyqueen09

16 Princess Zelda Princess Zelda Princess Zelda is a fictional character in Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda video game series, created by Shigeru Miyamoto and introduced in its original entry in 1986.

Underrated? Zelda? No. - DaisyandRosalina

17 Kadaj Kadaj

He's not even in a video game - hunnyqueen09

Best character

18 Amy Rose Amy Rose
19 Karel (Fire Emblem) Karel (Fire Emblem)

Karel has got to be the most misunderstood of all fictional characters. I swear... (Played the game many times, beat it, and knows who Karel is before getting into a discussion with an opinion like this)

1. While no fan theory is 100% canon and so on, the point still stands the fact that Karel is a good/heroic character who just happens to have gone insane. The rest of his family were bullies who didn't let him have the sword he wanted. Thus the madness began, and sees everyone as a worthy opponent at first, but he develops into a much better character and realizes that not everyone is a worthy foe and that family is important. Now, if Karel was really "evil", then he would never have joined the protagonists or became the Sword Saint. His sister, on the other hand, is an idiot and only existed to bear Fir, nothing else. Not every human or fictional character has a nice family like we do, unfortunately.

2. Karel did not kill because he wanted to. It was because ...more

Very true, sadly. Haters either hate him because he's vicious, or because of his looks. Thus they constantly demonize and antagonize him whenever they have the chance if they draw fanart or write fanfiction.

Seriously people. Karel is not a bad guy. Just because he is vicious, doesn't make him a villain, bad guy or antagonist. I'm so sick and tired of the demonization most people give him. This is probably the haters' fault, too. It has gotten so far that I no longer look at fanart or fanfiction of him anymore unless it is good. Karel seems to be more into anti-hero territory at worst, and even so, there are many other non-villain characters who acted much more villainous than he does.

Why don't people accept the fact that the Sword Demon became the Sword Saint?

It is likely that his family were bullies who didn't let him have the sword he wanted, and himself being the 'runt' of the bunch. This is why he turned out the way he did. But that doesn't stop him from getting good character development later on.

LOL, you sound like a hater if you think he's unlikable or complete scum.

Karel=Trash

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20 Miles Tails Prower Miles Tails Prower Miles Prower, more commonly known by his nickname Tails, is a fictional character in Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog series. He is a significant main character after the title character Sonic, who is also his best friend.

Plus, Tails is my favorite Sonic character. Glad he returned as a playable character in Sonic Mania.

Sadly overshadowed by the likes of Shadow the Hedgehog.

Tails deserves to be praised. He's a classic.

21 Wendy O. Koopa Wendy O. Koopa Wendy O. Koopa is a female villain in the Mario Bros . Franchise . She is the only female member of the Koopalings and can usually be found assisting Bowser and Bowser Jr . on their wicked plans with the rest of the Koopalings . She first appeared in Super Mario Bros . 3 in 1988 and since then has been ...read more.

Lol she's filler trash

Yes she is underrated - hunnyqueen09

Wendy is the best!

Ew she's the worst

22 Tidus
23 Cloud Strife Cloud Strife
24 Big the Cat Big the Cat

Both Big and Blaze are awesome in my opinion.

He's a similar character to Blaze, yet he's also underrated. Why does Blaze have fans, yet Big does not? Unfair.

25 Rinoa Heartilly Rinoa Heartilly
26 Hinoka

I am guessing Camilla is the reason why Hinoka is so underrated. Both are awesome characters, though.

27 Caeda (Fire Emblem)
28 Luma Luma

Luma is a species not a character

29 Loz (Final Fantasy VII)

He's underrated? How? - hunnyqueen09

People don't like him for his looks. He's supposed to be a stereotype that is "brute but dumb" - ParkerFang

30 Oerba Dia Vanille
31 Symetra
32 Bastion Bastion Bastion is a playable character appearing in the 2016 video game Overwatch, a first-person shooter video game developed by Blizzard Entertainment.
33 Squall Leonhart Squall Leonhart
34 Lightning (Final Fantasy XIII)
35 Honey Queen Honey Queen

She sucks

36 Kairi Kairi

Except that the original characters of Kingdom Hearts are, in fact, Disney. Not Square-Enix. The latter only developed the series.

Either way, I don't like KH at all.

The fans only hate Kairi and other females in the series because they ship yaoi couples.

37 Namine (Kingdom Hearts)
38 Princess Elise the Third

Very true. People hate her because she kissed Sonic... Once. She only did that to bring him back to life. There was nothing sexually explicit during that scene.

39 Lunafreya Nox Fleuret
40 Sephiroth

I wish his fanbase would leave Karel alone, though.

41 Candy Kong (Donkey Kong Country) Candy Kong (Donkey Kong Country)
42 Nana (Ice Climbers)
43 Marina (Splatoon 2) Marina (Splatoon 2)

Marie and Callie>Marina and Pearl - hunnyqueen09

She's an overrated ho

Callie/Marie>Marina/Twintelle

Marina > Callie/Marie

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44 Geno
45 Fox McCloud Fox McCloud Fox McCLoud is an anthropomorphic fox who first appeared in Star Fox for the Super NES in 1993, the son of James McCloud who perished during a mission and the leader of the new Star Fox team along with Peppy Hare former member of the original Star Fox team, Falco Lombardi and Slippy Toad as they the ...read more.

Maybe not as underrated as other characters since he's the face of Star Fox, but still does not get as much love, praise or recognition as most other video game icons such as Mario, Link, or Sonic.

46 Tingle (The Legend of Zelda)

His hatedom. Enough said.

47 Marcus (Fire Emblem)

Same reason as Tingle.

48 Slippy Toad Slippy Toad

He's not as annoying as everyone thinks he is and can be very helpful to Fox during a boss battle. ("Enemy shield analyzed! ")

49 Roy Koopa Roy Koopa
50 Roy (Fire Emblem Sword of Seals)
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