Top Ten Video Game Characters

The Top Ten

1 Mario (Mario Series) 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.

Italian, Obsessed with mushrooms, wears a red hat, wears a pre-schooler uniform, saves princesses every time, has a similar, but green partner, who is he? HE IS of course MARIO! - IGN

A preschooler uniform? They're called overalls, and plenty of people wear them! - PeterG99

Who doesn't love the Italian plumber that is obsessed with mushrooms. - vidirg

Snake is not good, vote for Mario, he is the best.

Mario is the best in everything.

He should be number one.

Mario s US is the best, Mario forever.

He is better than Lara Croft.

Lara Croft is better, you just hate her because she had weird bodily proportions and her puzzles are difficult, Mario is loved because he is old and he is the mascot of Nintendo, nothing else. - TriggerTrashKid

Mario deserves a new show called the super Mario show since that he is the best and some of the episodes would be like of Godzilla star wars transformers jurassic park power rangers and lord of the rings and it would be based on super Mario sunshine super Mario galaxy and super Mario odyssey and it would be deep like transformers ninja turtles g.i. Joe and he-man it would so amazing and it would be a weekday show with highly stylized animation and that's what makes Mario so cool

2 Sonic (Sonic the Hedgehog) 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.

Mario may have saved the video game industry and to that I applaud him, because without him there would be no Sonic the Hedgehog. Sonic burst onto the scene in 1991 with Sonic the Hedgehog for the SEGA Genesis and hasn't quite gone yet. In his early years he was popular around the globe for his speedy platforming, something most games couldn't provide at the time. While his venture in 3D hasn't gone as smoothly as he would have liked, his legacy lives on and with the arrival of Sonic Colours and Generations as well as Sonic 4, people are starting to realise that the Blue Blur is finally back!

Truly the greatest. He's so cool and has simple yet awesome abilities. He has nearly unlimited bravery and a strong heart, he's a true hero.

Idiots even with your gaming, huh? You are funny. The greatest speed, the sense of duty he has, his cool grin and the trademark thumbs up! The definition of cool. The definition of hero. Plus he's the first character to have a company carrying his name (Sonic Team) and is a legend. Happy 18th birthday, Sonic! He was voted as the greatest character of all times in the video game festival in England. Learn why. And I don't wanna see that stuff again in lists! Never! And certainly not the omission of Shadow, Amy, Knuckles and Silver. Get out of here. - TheNextGreatestRockStar

Protagonist in video games often lacks personality, but Sonic is one of the few examples that have a lot of personality. I like when he make fun of the bad guys, and I like his optimist in the hardest situations - Eclipsmon

3 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.

Master chief is by far my favorite character, but Kirby simply needs to be higher on this list. Don't let his looks fool you, Kirby is a stone cold murderer who will not let anyone get in the way of his quest. Look at Kirby Squeak Squad. He takes out countless innocent victims, defeats Meta Knight, and even Dark Nebula (AKA Satan), all for a slice of cake. Wow. What a hard-butt. Imagine when the fate of the universe is at stake. Kirby is a hero like no other.

I absolutely adore Kirby, with his cute looks, and unique powers, this puffball is one of the most powerful and cute video game characters of all time. Although he is stubborn, you can't blame him, he is a kid. Kirby did some good and bad things in the Kirby series, killed off Nova, defeated guardians of pieces of artifacts that contained the evil entities that Kirby later also destroyed,destroyed countless planets and killed innocent civilians, but he also defeated beings like Dark Nebula, Dark Matter, Nightmare Wizard, Marx, and Magolor. But his motives are... questionable, for pieces of cake and a nap. His motives are the only reason Kirby is not my favorite video game character.

Kirby is super cute in video games and the anime.

Kirby is actually quite decent for a silent protagonist (noises don't count). All he wants is eat food and help people in need. He want so much to help people, that he got fool twice by vilains that manipulated him to do what they want. You see, Kirby is gentle but also kind of dumb, which makes him a better character lacks any redeemable traits or any character that is so perfect in every way that they are boring and don't have any character developpment. - Eclipsmon

Sorry but I forgot some words in one of my sentences. I meant that Kirby is better than a character with no redeemable traits. Also, I forgot to say that Kirby is one of the cutest creatures ever but I think everyone knows that - Eclipsmon

4 Master Chief (Halo Series) Master Chief Petty Officer John-117, more commonly known as the Master Chief, is a SPARTAN-II commando of the UNSC Naval Special Warfare Command. He is the protagonist and main character in both the Halo trilogy and Reclaimer Saga.

1) Is always cool and collected, never lets anything go to his head,
2) Never loud mouths and makes himself look like an ahole
3) Not an emo, like cloud,
Definitely deserves to be #1, Though everybody above him is good to, the good thing is that kratos is below him, I can not stand people talking about how great a guy is that dies in every game.

Enough with past Master Chief is one of the biggest badasses in the gaming world, Although I respect Mario as one the Characters who paved the way, with all due respect he's old news.

How can he be old news if he's been in consistently highly rated and critically acclaimed games for 30 years - ShyGuySwag

Halo got a musical on youtube

I like the halo guy he's cool and hot

5 Luigi (Mario Series) Luigi is a fictional 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 ...read more.

Luigi has always been my favorite

2nd best to Mario - NoxicPlayz

What makes Luigi better than Mario for me is that he has weaknesses that make him shine in his greatest moments, and make you care for him. - Eclipsmon

luigi!

6 Yoshi (Mario Series) Yoshi, once romanized as Yossy, is a fictional anthropomorphic dinosaur who appears in video games published by Nintendo. He is most known for his appearances in the Yoshi and Mario franchises.

I think yarn is better

As cute as Kirby, Pikachu, and Sackboy combined. This guy gets to you every time.

Yoshi is straighter than my bendy ruler

The fat yoshi meme is enough for him to get a vote. - DarkBoi-X

7 Solid Snake (Metal Gear Series) 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.

Snake is definitely one of the manliest characters out there. He's saved the world on multiple occasions and almost commits suicide when he realizes his existence could pose a threat to humanity. So please, stop voting for that neanderthal Kratos and vote for a real man.

Never heard of him. - MorlaTurtle8

All it takes is one look at his face and you pass out - SnoopDoggedyDog

I got a hard snake - lemur

8 Bowser (Mario Series) 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.

Should be in front of snake

Roar

Bowser is the lamest video game villain ever

He extra thicc

9 Pikachu (Pokemon) Pikachu 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 my favorite pokemon mascot

I think male are better than female Pikachu

Pikachu is so cute! He (or she, don't get mad at me) is adorable and I love them!

This is the cutest thing I have ever seen

10 Samus Aran (Metroid) Samus Aran is the protagonist of the Metroid science fiction action-adventure game series by Nintendo.

She's like Master Chief, except that she extinguished two breeds of dangerous predators, she blew up an entire planet, she was able to sneak into the mother ship of the space pirates only with a paralyzer (without her armor) and she's just so cool. She decided to not give a damn about the Space Federation sending reinforcements and to blow up the whole place she was in because there was a major threat inside. She was about to sacrifice herself.

Master Chief killed an entire species of parasite, defeated the covenant and gave them their bomb - HaloFanboy

Come on it's samus she defeat a entire planet alone, she made think a entire generation that she was a men nly to show that it is a woman

She is bootiful and strong

Since I didn't play Other M yet, my opinion about Samus limit to being a badass, and from what I've seen of Other M she doesn't seem to be that much better, so I don't really care for her to be honest. - Eclipsmon

The Newcomers

? Silver Ash (Arknights)
? Bobby Fulbright (Ace Attorney)

The Contenders

11 Shadow the Hedgehog (Sonic the Hedgehog Franchise) Shadow the Hedgehog is a character who appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series released by Sega. He is an artificially created black and red hedgehog whose hover shoes propel him at extreme speeds that rival those of Sonic.

Come on! Shadow is by far the best sonic character. Even though his own game was not so good but I can overthink that and I think Shadow should be in the top 15. His speed is enough to match sonic. His abilities are epic. He even has an epic theme song! Shadow is awesome! He rules!

I like his backstory quite a bit, but shadow suffer from what I would call the Zero syndrome. He is more a character that stand out for what happened to him than a character that stand out for his personality or his actions. Not that he didn't do anything though. I love the sacrifice he made at the end of SA2 especially. Overall though he is decent, but I don't like him as much as other people. - Eclipsmon

He should be higher. - MorlaTurtle8

My favourite video game character, he brings darkness and edginess to the table. Something any other sonic character couldn't. As for the game, it's underrated I think people expected too much of the game. They mostly hated it because it was different from most sonic games, but if you think about it, it actually shows what anti-heroes are about. Sometimes they pick good, sometimes they pick bad, sometimes they are neutral, but no matter what they almost only ever fight for something if it means they get what they want. Shadow the hedgehog is better than people think the game was completely underrated. Shadow for life

12 Link (Legend of Zelda) Link refers to several different incarnations of the same protagonist of Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda series.

Classic character. So fun to play

Best hero in my opinion at least put in in the number two spot.

Well, he doesn't have any personality. Sure there are games where link shows more personality, like in Wind Waker, but I don't care a lot about him. - Eclipsmon

Seriously, why is Snake higher than Link?

13 Ezio Auditore (Assassin's Creed 2)

Brilliant character, combined with the odd bit of humour! He needs to be in the top 10. Unfortunately Altair is before him, because Ezio is funnier, epicer, deadlier and downright entertaining!

Ezio's story is more interesting than any of these characters in the top ten. Mario's story is about fighting a giant turtle on steroids, links is about saving a princess (cliché), Sonics is about running or something? Master Chiefs story is really good, but it still can't compare to the depth and emotion of Ezios. I don't even know what a Solid Snake is, and Lara Croft is just known for being the girl on Tomb Raider. The thing that sets Ezio apart from these other characters, is the pain that he feels throughout his journey. His emotions in Florence when he witnesses his father and two brothers are hung are unmatched with the other characters. Then the transformation from cunning teenager to master Assassin is one that I'll personally never forget. Ezio Auditore the Firenze is without a shadow of a doubt, the greatest video game character in video game history.

People are too much emotionally attached with the retro characters. Otherwise this guy is the best

Should be better than 11

14 Kratos (God Of War)

One of gaming's anti-heroes

I kinda wanna make the point that the best video game character isn't the character you loved dearly as a child and grew up with. Most characters in this list fall into the nostalgia category, but Kratos, as of recent, has shown to have some legitimate character and heart. He is such an interesting character and has been through and seen many things.

Father of all characters

The new God of War is amazing. and this character is so fun to play.

15 Princess Peach (Mario series) 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.

I'm often a defender of Peach for the hate she receive, but other than in the first three Paper Mario games where she is a very sweet and actually helpful character, and Smash bros where kicking ass with her is so funny, especially with the "Atcha! " of her side-B, she is not very good in other games. People say that she sucks because she doesn't know how to defend herself, but I find that the problem is actually the opposite. It has been show in other games in the series that she can defend herself but in other games she gets kidnapped in seconds which makes her an inconsistent character - Eclipsmon

He'll no! She's bossy, ungrateful, overrated supremely annoying, graceless, not elite enough for her tall height, spoiled, stubborn & temperamental. I would put her in my video game franchise, but she is so obsessed with females & unfortunately, she has appeared the most out of any other female video game character in video gaming history, which I moderately deny.

Woah, woah, woah, Hold the phone.
Since when is she ungrateful, Temperamental and whatever else you've stated? Explain where.
Give me 5 sources of evidence.
I find it stupid how just insulting a character without any evidence source gets a lot of likes, yet well thought out comments barely get any. - Qryzx

Why people hatin this girl cause she has blonde hair and she likes pink what are yall people retarded

peachy

16 John Marston (Red Dead Redemption) John Marston is a central character and the main protagonist of Red Dead Redemption and Undead Nightmare.

Should be in the top 5 easily

No doubt he is the best. He sacrificed himself for his family. Everyman must do it he is real hero.

He did bad things. He tried to right his wrongs, he just wanted to be with his family. That's all that motivates him in the whole game. Family. Alas John says it himself to Bonnie. "No one gets forgiven and nothing's ever forgotten". No matter what he did, the consequences of his bad deeds came around and he suffered for them. I won't spoil the game, but in the end, he finally gets redeemed. Karma finally enacted. He pays for his maldoing and his sins finally absolved, but at a heavy price. After all, redemption always comes at a heavy price. Brings a whole new light to the name "Red Dead Redemption"...blessed are the peacemakers, Mr. Marston - KronosHunter

HE HAS ACTUAL CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT! Enough SAID! - q1q1q1q1q1

17 Wario (Wario Warehouse) 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.

If I didn't played any of the Mario RPGs Wario would be my favorite Mario character. He is just so funny and I love how jealous he is to Mario. He is also very cool to watch and play in smash, has a great design that perfectly captures his character, and while normally I don't think main characters contribute to the quality of the game (for example, I don't think the quality of Mario and Zelda would lowered if you played someone else than Mario or Link), Wario has a motivation to get more money that is more interesting than just saving one princess or something like that which makes Wario a character that if Wario Land didn't have, the games would still be good but not as good. That is unless of course you replace him by someone even better but it might be a little hard. - Eclipsmon

People vote for him because they only played the crap new one - SnoopDoggedyDog

Wario is best enough said

I don't really hate Waluigi, but I think Wario deserves to be higher than him, as it makes sense since Mario is (obviously) higher than Luigi. Most people would think the same as he has more character development and actually did something more than appear in the spin-offs.

18 Meta Knight (Kirby) 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.

I like how he trained Kirby to become a better warrior, how determined he is to become the strongest warrior in the galaxy to the point he faced Galacta Knight multiple times, how cool his fights are, and how badass he is. When he fights Kirby, he always give Kirby a sword to make a fair fight, except in Squeak Squad where his respect for Kirby was lowered by the fact he does all this just for a cake. In Revenge of Meta Knight, the only reason he wanted to rule over dream land is because he find the citizens to be lazy, and when you take that into account, that would explain why he respects Kirby, it's because Kirby makes so much effort to save the world and is not as lazy as others. I find Meta Knight is overall very interesting. - Eclipsmon

Just capital e Edgy ripoff of kirby

I’ve always loved meta knight. I like him better than Kirby

Should be number one.

19 Waluigi (Super Mario) Waluigi is a lanky self-centered, brusque young lad as he is considered evil and the main rival of Luigi. Waluigi is shown causing local havoc in most games he appears in alongside his partner Wario. Waluigi is not instinctively evil or the antagonist (not counting DDR), as a matter of fact, he shows ...read more.

Waluigi for smash

He should be number one

waluigi!

Waluigi should be in smash

20 Pac-Man (Pac-Man) Pac-Man is the protagonist fictional character of the franchise of the same name by Namco, who was first introduced in the Japanese arcade game Pac-Man on May 22, 1980 in Japan, later released in the United States in October the same year.

Pac man cooler than bat man

Pac-Man is obviously the best video game character of all time. Almost everyone knows about Pac-Man and many of us grew up with this simple character that was just a little yellow dot that kept on beating and getting beaten by the ghosts. His design is so simple and yet so amazing and although he has grown to wear gloves and some shoes, he is still that simple yellow dot that we loved as a child.

To be honest, I think Mario and Zelda are a bit overrated. They are both about princes, saving princesses and being held back by evil villains. Pac-Man was before Mario and Zelda and still has a more original plot than them. He doesn't need a green plumber or a shiny fairy to tell him what to do. Also, he is taking on four villains that can all kill him in one shot.

Whilst Mario has unreal jumping abilities, Sonic can run really fast, and Pikachu can literally shoot lightning, Pac-Man is stuck in a maze, with ghosts chasing him, and the only way he can get out is by eating. ...more

This comment is underrated. Pacman is surely one of the best video game characters of all time and needs to be much higher on this list, maybe in the top 10. Although not my favorite character (which goes to Sonic the Hedgehog), I loved his Pacman World games. - MasterCreepy

This would be top three but other game companies make crap new versions that completely change the game - SnoopDoggedyDog

The pac is the original gangster

21 Nathan Drake (Uncharted Series)

He's the best it's the best game ever because it's about treasure on island's and it's a shooting game it's the best it's about treasure I played uncharted 4 first than uncharted 1 then uncharted 2 than uncharted 3 then uncharted 4 again then uncharted 5 that just came out August 2016 than uncharted 4 again then a year later I played I'm playing uncharted 4 again

He is hands down the best character ever... He says everything you think and to have that much humour while your getting shot at 24/7 is legendary... And to top it all off he's a good looking ladies man and a real smart ass... We can all relate to drake and that's the reason I love him

Nathan drake should be in first place, compared to mario and sonic and most of the character's before him on the list, nate is more relate able than most of them because unlike most of the other characters, he's just a normal guy who feels pain and has emotions, which is hard to see in many other game characters, drake's character has been built up greatly throughout the games so gamers can actually feel like there are things that they have in common with the character

The Uncharted series is awesome. It has everything from those adventure movies: The mentor, the girl, the crazy bad guy (who dies), and the smart-talking adventurer. Oh yeah, and they end up destroying what they were searching for. (Bye-bye, El Dorado)

22 Spyro (Spyro Series) Spyro is a series of platform games which primarily features the protagonist Spyro the Dragon and his friend, Sparx the Dragonfly.

Spyro year of the dragon was the first video game I have ever played and I'm 12. worth it.

Its Spyro innit

Sad thing is now one remembers him - SnoopDoggedyDog

He is good - lemur

23 Cloud (Final Fantasy VII)

I am something of a Final Fantasy veteran, myself, but I've never really met another protagonist I've liked as much as Cloud Strife. I really connected with Cloud. I felt and shared his pain. All the time, I see people on the internet calling him "emo" or otherwise undeserving of the mantle of hero. He was never happy in life, sure, but if you went through what he did, you'd know better.
He starts out arrogant and aloof, only really trying to save the world for the sake of a profit. As the game progressed, you really find out just how screwed up this guy is. To wit, this guy is a psych ward that walks on two legs. There's the obvious multiple identity disorder sure, but as I played further into the game, I picked up hints of post-traumatic stress disorder, some slight bipolarity, and (in the follow-up film especially), depression that he's been stewing in since he was sixteen or so years old. And I felt sorry for him. If Square wishes to continue that Compilation of FFVII, I wish ...more

His origin story: one day. The water evaporated and created cloud. Then he rained... ) pretty dark origin story - lemur

I am a new final fantasy player, I've played all of the games and this guy is something of a bad A$$.

Probably has really bad back issues from holding that, absolute unit.

24 Lara Croft (Tomb Raider) Lara Croft is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Square Enix video game franchise Tomb Raider.

Amazing game character ever to play! I have played all the series of Lara Croft games and even completed them and I believe its the best game ever made all this time. Once we play we would never regret!

She is one of the most amazing character so intelligent and brave.

The most upvoted comment is: "The only reason people like her is because of her sex appeal. If it wasn't for sex appeal nobody would like her".

And that guy is just douche who wrote that. Though he is partially right, it's mostly wrong. And here is why, yes, not as many would vote for Lara (probably).

And here comes the thing that proves his more wrong than right:

I am a 14 year old guy, that loves everything that has with hot girls, boobs, and ass in it. But I never buy/like/love a game/franchise for just those factors. I love Nathan Drake, and his franchise, I love Indiana Jones. Both of these two are badass adventurers.

But when it comes to Lara, she's even more badass. And yes, she has a nice for example cleavage. But that is not why I and MANY others like her so much. And with the newest installment in the Tomb Raider series, we know more about her Backstory, which make Lara even more interesting.

I am really looking forward for the next ...more

They made a movie on Tomb Raider - MarioBros11

25 Rosalina (Mario franchise) 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.

When I was a kid, I thought Rosalina was awesome, and I was happy that she got herself in smash 4. However, while I still think putting her in smash was a good idea, she isn't that great. Her personality amounts to be calm and caring since she is the mother of the lumas, but that's it. Sure she has a cool backstory, but when you think about it, her backstory doesn't give a lot to Super Mario Galaxy's story, it's just a bonus. Also people say that her power to reset the universe is cool, but I don't think she actually has this power (it looks more like it was the lumas entering into the black hole that causes the universe to reset), and even if she had, by seeing her in danger during Super Mario Galaxy 2, I don't think she can do that on demand, and I sincerely doubt she can decide how the universe will reset either, so she is not as powerful as people says. - Eclipsmon

She’s lazy in smash

From galaxy, which is my second favorite game and shes so cute - peepsmith

Galaxy was boss - MarioBros11

26 Mega-Man (Mega Man Series)

I might love Megaman's games Megaman, (at least the classic one) isn't close to be my favorite video game character. Megaman is just a robot made to save the world basically. He do have cool powers though. - Eclipsmon

Mega man is one of the best video game characters! I love the games and the characters so much! Why is he so low?

When it got to the fifth it started to get repetitive - SnoopDoggedyDog

I knew I'd come across him sooner or later... he should be #2 and Pikachu #1.

27 Dante (Devil May Cry Series) Dante is a fictional character and the primary protagonist of the Devil May Cry series, created and published by Capcom.

How is Dante only 27 on this list. A demon hunter who actually happens to be half demon himself, with kickass weapons and powers plus his comebacks. Epic character - DarkBoi-X

What could be more righteous than a badass half- demon that has fire and lightning
swords which he slays monsters with, and probably listens to Slayer?
I also love Jak(Jak and Daxter) and Prince of Persia (Sands of Time, Warrior within,
Two Thrones) - Crash

yes

Still don't know why Capcom is trying to phase him out. - RobertWisdom

28 Scorpion (Mortal Kombat) Scorpion is a recurring player character and occasional boss character from the Mortal Kombat fighting game franchise created by Ed Boon and John Tobias. His debut is in the first Mortal Kombat game.

Iconic. You know exactly what game it is when you see him.

Should be top 10 in my opinion.

SCORPION SHOULD BE NUMBER 1! HE THE BEST NINJA!

A ninja from the Shrai Ryu with his family taken away from him by a doppelganger of one of his rivals. "Hanzo is dead I am Scorpion! " yes he awaits the day for vengeance in tournament itself challenging people and using his most famous quote to kill people "get over here" sorry I can't type everything I'm on my phone in the middle of the night

29 Steve (Minecraft)

He should be in smash - NoxicPlayz

We love you Steve - FallenBlaze

From my favourite

He can break a tree with his fist. No more needs to be said

30 Donkey Kong (Donkey Kong) Donkey Kong is an arcade game released by Nintendo in 1981. It is an early example of the platform game genre, as the gameplay focuses on maneuvering the main character across a series of platforms while dodging and jumping over obstacles.

His hair is brilliant - NoxicPlayz

I like his expressions in smash bros, but like Mario he doesn't get a lot of personality. - Eclipsmon

I am outraged that this is so low - SnoopDoggedyDog

DKC and DKC 2 will forever hold the spot in my heart for some of the best (and hardest) games I have ever played

31 Niko Bellic (Grand Theft Auto IV) Niko Bellic is a fictional character and the playable protagonist of Rockstar North's 2008 video game Grand Theft Auto IV, also featuring as a supporting character in its episodic content The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony, all of which are published by Rockstar Games.

Grand Theft Auto cool game

Niko Bellic is my favorite Grand Theft Auto character ever... Niko my cousin lets go to the top - OreSama

The only character in the series with a real personality that doesn't want to live in the world of Grand Theft Auto it was sucked into, and had a story that doesn't involve pointless murder, but instead doing what he need to finally be free of his past.

My favorite character of all time and my favorite single player experience was from Grand Theft Auto IV. If that game and story had any other main character it would have failed. Niko made that story work and also thrive.

32 Baby Mario (Mario)

Dude, it's Mario but younger, If you vote for baby Mario, vote for Mario instead. - Eclipsmon

Hey I like baby mario you freaks

Putting baby mario on this list is almost as idiotic as putting classic sonic on this list. It's just a baby version of Mario. - Smash64

Nintendo is running out of ideas, so they make baby versions of the existing characters.
O Lord, My Beloved Lord, save me from the Nintendo fanbase. - TriggerTrashKid

33 Batman (Batman Arkham Asylum and Arkham City)

Greatest hero ever! - MorlaTurtle8

Greatest Superhero of all time... - lm10sd10

He Is Literally Batman

Should be higher than spiderman and superman then hulk should follow

34 Toad (Mario) 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, Super Mario Bros. after being kidnapped by Bowser and his minions. Since then he has ...read more.

I use toad every time on mario kart - xDragon214

He did ate dick before - lemur

He funny
He ate dick before

Should be in Smash - MarioBros11

35 Miles Tails Prower (Sonic the Hedgehog Series) 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.

Favorite Sonic character
Favorite video game character
Favorite fictional thing ever

I like how by meeting Sonic, he got confidence in himself. He is also a smart inventor, so that's cool. Very nice character for the Sonic universe. - Eclipsmon

Tails Doll is better (in my opinion)

HOW IS HE NOT IN SMASH BROS YET! SMASH BROS PLEASE READ THIS AND ADD HIM! GO TO SUPER SMASH FLASH 2 AND SEE HIS MOVES AND PLEASE ADD HIM

36 Bowser Jr. (Mario series) 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.

He was a pretty decent and actually pretty badass character in the main series, but since Bower Jr's journey, where he got an awesome character developpment and is pretty funny, he went from one of my favorite characters when I was a kid but then became just okay for me, to my second favorite Mario character of all time. - Eclipsmon

Believe me or not, he is very smart - Radzz202

Dang why does he remind me of my little brother

A cute and evil guy

37 Big Boss aka Naked Snake (Metal Gear Solid 3)

How come solid snake is so high and naked snake is so low - SnoopDoggedyDog

You're pretty good!



Should be at number 1

Naked Sanke, Solid Snake. What the heck is that? - TriggerTrashKid

The one who made it possible to create some of the greatest soldiers ever. In his prime he would have kicked Solid Snake's ass. His story is deeper and a lot more tragic as well.

38 Zelda (The Legend of Zelda series) 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.

Zelda lacks personality in most games she's in. She is just one of the multiple mcguffins of the series, and she gets kidnapp because she is often the key for the bad guy to get the ultimate power. - Eclipsmon

She is nice brave and guards the Triforce which takes mad skills. Princess Zelda is more mature then the other princesses. She actually acts like a princess with mysterious parents. She rules Hyrule like no other princess.

She's a badass, admit it. She's awesome and I believe that she is the most awesome princess ever; awesome magic skills, pirate, ninja, skill with sword (? ), archer... come on!

Should be higher, she would destroy Mario... And some of the other overrated characters that hasn't contributed to video game history as much as she has.

39 Charizard (Pokemon) Charizard, known in Japan as Lizardon, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. Created by Ken Sugimori, Charizard first appeared in the video games Pokémon Red and Blue and subsequent sequels. They have later appeared in various merchandise, spinoff titles and animated ...read more.

When you say charizard is your favorite character, which charizard are you talking about. - Eclipsmon

Uhh red had one of these mega evolved and it beat a mewtwo. how is this not higher than mewtwo? - Usernameisrandom

No Pokemon bad! All caps guy

Typo. also why is it so low?

40 Crash (Crash Bandicoot) Crash Bandicoot is a video game franchise of platform video games. The series, originally exclusive to the Sony PlayStation, was created by Andy Gavin and Jason Rubin during their tenure at Naughty Dog for Sony Computer Entertainment.

I'm appalled. Crash is the best. - trowland4

Crash Bandicoot Rocks Hes A Great Playable Fun Character - NuMetalRocks

Crash is my all time favourite video game character, pity activison screwed him up.

Crash as such a playful guy and even though he was mute and was kinda of dumb, he always meant well and could clearly express his emotions. - CopycatTheUnknown

41 Knuckles (Sonic the Hedgehog Series) Knuckles the Echidna is a fictional character in Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog series. He is a red anthropomorphic echidna who is determined and serious, but sometimes gullible. He has the ability to glide and climb up walls, and is a powerful fighter due to his spiked hands.

I think he is decent, but Sega kind of drop the ball by never mentioning his role to protect the Master Emerald since sonic heroes. Now he is just kind of there. - Eclipsmon

Knuckles> any character on this list

Knuckles The Echina Is A character from Sonic the hedgehog series He Debuted in Sonic 3/Sonic and Knuckles and so he’d been with team sonic with Battles against the Evil Doctor Robotnik

Knuckles is used to be coolest and strongest sonic character. but SEGA hates him and made him just gullible idiot weak, and made that edgy sonic more cooler and stronger instead of him. if knuckles gets treatment like shadow gets or better he will be best character and he will be better than shadow. sega is too coward to let knuckles shows his true personality and his true power.

42 King Dedede (from the Kirby Series) King Dedede is a fictional character and the primary antagonist of the Kirby series of video games owned by Nintendo and HAL Laboratory.

King dedede is the best in super smash bros.

I chose because fat

Really funny to watch in smash bros, but otherwise he is not that good as a character. I do like his rivalry with Kirby, and how he put his different aside to help Kirby during the Crystal Shards and other games in the series. - Eclipsmon

My mans can ledgetrap people to hell and back in Ult holy hell

43 Lucario (Pokemon) 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.

Lucario is one of my favorite pokemon of all time, however Lucario is a specie not a character. Therefore I will say the same thing I said every time there was a specie on the list.

When you say Lucario is your favorite character, which Lucario are you talking about? - Eclipsmon

BEST POKEMON EVER!

He's such a great character in Smash.

Lucario is a badass

44 Diddy Kong (Mario Series) Diddy Kong is a fictional character in the Donkey Kong series of video games, first appearing in the 1994 game Donkey Kong Country.

Whoever thought about this being DK's sidekick is a genius.

45 Ryu (Street Fighter) Ryu is a video game player character created by Capcom, the protagonist of the Street Fighter series.

"Ryu is like the Kevin Bacon of video game crossovers. If you haven't been punched in the face by Ryu, you've probably met someone who has"

No way he is at 79 - wren6

He's bad ass he's better then cammy and my favourite capcom character

Sick ass character. awesome dude

46 Ellie (The Last Of Us) Ellie is the deuteragonist of The Last of Us, the playable protagonist of The Last of Us Part II and The Last of Us: Left Behind, and the main character in The Last of Us: American Dreams.

Ellie taught me how to be brave. She taught me that no matter how miserable our life's are, there is always something that keeps us going. Something to fight for. Something that's worth for living. For me she is this one character that I care about. Ellie was a girl that never asked for anything. Even though she was the girl that deserved everything.

She is the best she badass

Not even words can describe how awesome Ellie is. She is probably my favourite fictional character of all time. Ellie is brave beyond everything, determined, funny, sarcastic, and strangely optimistic, even though she basically lives through hell. It is physically impossible to play the whole game and not completely love Ellie with all your heart by the end of it. Every single one of her lines are so quotable. Not to mention, all this and she's only fourteen!

Where tf is Joel? :v

47 Sub-Zero (Mortal Kombat) Sub-Zero is a video game character from the Mortal Kombat series and one of the original characters in the first Mortal Kombat game in 1992. A mainstay of the series, Sub-Zero is the only character who has appeared in every main Mortal Kombat fighting game.

He looks cool - TerryThebestsoccerplayer

He is a classic.

#2 on the MK list of characters (soon to be #1) and the fact that MK beats all tells you that Subzero should be #1 on this list. He could easily freeze and shatter everyone on this list, even, I hate to say it, Master Chief. Why does Lara croft get #1, she is nothing compared to pretty much everyone on this list. She is nothing compared to Subzero.
FATALITY! HAHA!

Cool and Epic. He was so much innovational to Mortal Kombat. His ice attacks are probably best fighting games attacks.

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

Let's be honest, Falcon was nothing before smash. In smash, he is a very flashy and badass character. - Eclipsmon

Yeah, he's really cool. I love his falcon punch

TACO MINE!

Your friendly neighborhood captain is here. - Smash64

49 Arbiter (Halo 2, 3) In the Halo science fiction universe, the Arbiter is a ceremonial, religious, and political rank bestowed upon alien Covenant Elites.

Who can forget that great moment in Halo 2 when suddenly you are playing as an elite!

He and Cheif saved humanity and defeated the Covenant! Thy are true heroes unlike the fat plumber who's at number 1

50 Ness (EarthBound)

So nice we put sans on the list twice - tacoperson

He is sans from undertale. Toby said so.

MatPat is sans

Ahem

12 year old kid
Casually gets hit by dogs, people, ufos, krakens, statues,
Still cries for his mom
I said enough

- A Mother Fan

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