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The Definitive Ranking Of All "Super Smash Bros. For Wii U" Characters

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51. Dark Pit

Pro: Prettier arrows than Pit...?Con: Nobody asked for this. Nobody.
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Pro: Prettier arrows than Pit...?

Con: Nobody asked for this. Nobody.

50. Zero Suit Samus

Pro: ABSURDLY fast and powerful.Con: How does she fit those heels into her Power Suit?
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Pro: ABSURDLY fast and powerful.

Con: How does she fit those heels into her Power Suit?

49. Mii Swordsman

Pro: Now you can make all of your Game of Thrones fan fiction come true!Con: The preferred character of egotistical men's rights activists. Usually wears a top hat.
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Pro: Now you can make all of your Game of Thrones fan fiction come true!

Con: The preferred character of egotistical men's rights activists. Usually wears a top hat.

48. Palutena

Pro: God as a video game character.Con: God as a sexualized video game character.
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Pro: God as a video game character.

Con: God as a sexualized video game character.

47. Mii Gunner

Pro: Great if you want to make custom versions of Robocop, Judge Dredd, or... Samus?Con: The dark horse of the three Mii characters.
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Pro: Great if you want to make custom versions of Robocop, Judge Dredd, or... Samus?

Con: The dark horse of the three Mii characters.

46. Pit

Pro: Has better hair than your average One Direction member.Con: Really ugly feet, yet insists on wearing sandals.
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Pro: Has better hair than your average One Direction member.

Con: Really ugly feet, yet insists on wearing sandals.

45. Meta Knight

Pro: Kirby with a sword, mask, and wings.Con: Doesn't take off his mask so you can see how gosh-darn cute he is!
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Pro: Kirby with a sword, mask, and wings.

Con: Doesn't take off his mask so you can see how gosh-darn cute he is!

44. Pikmin + Olimar

Pro: Could literally fit him in your pocket.Con: Might... kind of be the Christopher Columbus of Nintendo characters?
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Pro: Could literally fit him in your pocket.

Con: Might... kind of be the Christopher Columbus of Nintendo characters?

43. Diddy Kong

Pro: The eternal little brother who wants your approval.Con: Does not know how to clean up after himself.
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Pro: The eternal little brother who wants your approval.

Con: Does not know how to clean up after himself.

42. Lucario

Pro: Cool! It's Egyptian god Anubis if he was a blue ninja wolf with spikes on his hands!!!Con: No, seriously, what is this thing?
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Pro: Cool! It's Egyptian god Anubis if he was a blue ninja wolf with spikes on his hands!!!

Con: No, seriously, what is this thing?

41. Zelda

Pro: Elegant and classy with lots of fun party tricks.Con: Stuck in Hyrule Castle all day, so she's not really a great conversationalist.
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Pro: Elegant and classy with lots of fun party tricks.

Con: Stuck in Hyrule Castle all day, so she's not really a great conversationalist.

40. Ganondorf

Pro: Comfortable in purple. Weirdly strong for how chubby he is.Con: Prefers to be called Uncle Ganondorf, sir.
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Pro: Comfortable in purple. Weirdly strong for how chubby he is.

Con: Prefers to be called Uncle Ganondorf, sir.

39. Lucina

Pro: Wears a tiara, but still ain't #basic.Con: Do those boots make any sense? How many boots is she wearing!?
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Pro: Wears a tiara, but still ain't #basic.

Con: Do those boots make any sense? How many boots is she wearing!?

38. Mii Brawler

Pro: It's you! As a character from Street Fighter!Con: It's Stalin! As a character from Street Fighter!
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Pro: It's you! As a character from Street Fighter!

Con: It's Stalin! As a character from Street Fighter!

37. Mario

Pro: I mean, what's not to like? It's Mario.Con: Kind of seems like he's given up on making us love him.
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Pro: I mean, what's not to like? It's Mario.

Con: Kind of seems like he's given up on making us love him.

36. Wii Fit Trainer

Pro: A really surprising character idea that somehow makes perfect sense.Con: She's like that woman in your yoga class whose form is better than yours and lets you know it.
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Pro: A really surprising character idea that somehow makes perfect sense.

Con: She's like that woman in your yoga class whose form is better than yours and lets you know it.

35. Shulk

Pro: Definitely the most interesting sword in Smash Bros. And there are a LOT of swords in Smash Bros.Con: All his friends suggested him for an episode of What Not to Wear.
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Pro: Definitely the most interesting sword in Smash Bros. And there are a LOT of swords in Smash Bros.

Con: All his friends suggested him for an episode of What Not to Wear.

34. Wario

Pro: A farting, fat biker. What's not to love?Con: OK as a video game character. Unacceptable as a real person.
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Pro: A farting, fat biker. What's not to love?

Con: OK as a video game character. Unacceptable as a real person.

33. Mega Man

Pro: THE FIRST BEAUTIFUL STEP TOWARDS A POSSIBLE NINTENDO VS. CAPCOM GAME.Con: Grim, expressionless face.
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Pro: THE FIRST BEAUTIFUL STEP TOWARDS A POSSIBLE NINTENDO VS. CAPCOM GAME.

Con: Grim, expressionless face.

32. Sheik

Pro: Hasn't been in a non-Smash video game for like 10 years, so that's impressive.Con: Takes her hours to do her hair.
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Pro: Hasn't been in a non-Smash video game for like 10 years, so that's impressive.

Con: Takes her hours to do her hair.

31. Ike

Pros: A real man. Muscular and sensitive.Cons: A dedicated student of "THE MORE BELTS THE BETTER" school of thought.
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Pros: A real man. Muscular and sensitive.

Cons: A dedicated student of "THE MORE BELTS THE BETTER" school of thought.

30. Dr. Mario

Pro: It's still Mario, but after Peach's dad told him he could never provide her the lifestyle she was accustomed to. Very loose with his prescription pad.Con: Crippling self-doubt at having abandoned his passion.
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Pro: It's still Mario, but after Peach's dad told him he could never provide her the lifestyle she was accustomed to. Very loose with his prescription pad.

Con: Crippling self-doubt at having abandoned his passion.

29. Toon Link

Pro: For people who like Link, but also watch SpongeBob SquarePants.Con: Its a travesty that the Deku Leaf isn't his recovery move.
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Pro: For people who like Link, but also watch SpongeBob SquarePants.

Con: Its a travesty that the Deku Leaf isn't his recovery move.

28. Sonic

Pro: Zippy and peppy and really '90s.Con: Prepare to be judged by anyone above the age of 17.
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Pro: Zippy and peppy and really '90s.

Con: Prepare to be judged by anyone above the age of 17.

27. Charizard

Pro: Japanese name is Lizardon, which would be a sweet '80s hair metal band if rendered as Lizard Don.Con: RIP Squirtle and Ivysaur.
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Pro: Japanese name is Lizardon, which would be a sweet '80s hair metal band if rendered as Lizard Don.

Con: RIP Squirtle and Ivysaur.

26. Robin

Pro: Take a look! It's in a book! A reading rainbowwwwww!Con: Does not believe in paper recycling.
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Pro: Take a look! It's in a book! A reading rainbowwwwww!

Con: Does not believe in paper recycling.

25. Marth

Pro: Has nicer hair than you.Con: Kind of aloof.
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Pro: Has nicer hair than you.

Con: Kind of aloof.

24. Fox

Pro: Fast, nimble, and oh-so-cuddly.Con: Maybe the worst voice actor switch in the history of video games.
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Pro: Fast, nimble, and oh-so-cuddly.

Con: Maybe the worst voice actor switch in the history of video games.

23. Greninja

Pro: He's a cute origami frog who will MURDER YOU WITH WATER.Con: Uhhhhh, is that his tongue, a scarf, or both?
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Pro: He's a cute origami frog who will MURDER YOU WITH WATER.

Con: Uhhhhh, is that his tongue, a scarf, or both?

22. Donkey Kong

Pro: Dammit, doesn't everyone want to be the leader of the D.K. Crew?Con: Gets called "expand dong" a lot.
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Pro: Dammit, doesn't everyone want to be the leader of the D.K. Crew?

Con: Gets called "expand dong" a lot.

21. R.O.B.

Pro: Received a major personality upgrade this time around. Actually seems like someone you'd want to hang out with???Con: Has leaking eyeball syndrome.
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Pro: Received a major personality upgrade this time around. Actually seems like someone you'd want to hang out with???

Con: Has leaking eyeball syndrome.

20. Yoshi

Pro: OMG so cute! Aw! I want to cuddle him.Con: Omigod how is his digestive system processing me so quickly i aaaa noooo
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Pro: OMG so cute! Aw! I want to cuddle him.

Con: Omigod how is his digestive system processing me so quickly i aaaa noooo

19. Link

Pro: Pulls off tights and Frye boots better than most sorority girls.Con: Has the wardrobe variety of a sorority girl.
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Pro: Pulls off tights and Frye boots better than most sorority girls.

Con: Has the wardrobe variety of a sorority girl.

18. Falco

Pro: An intentionally badass character that actually works!Con: The only character your 8-year-old nephew will play.
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Pro: An intentionally badass character that actually works!

Con: The only character your 8-year-old nephew will play.

17. Little Mac

Pro: Punch very much.Con: Die very fast.
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Pro: Punch very much.

Con: Die very fast.

16. Bowser

Pro: Bowser has apparently been doing DDP Yoga for the past few years, because his posture has improved considerably and all of his moves are now dropkicks.Con: Very confusing hair and eyebrows.
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Pro: Bowser has apparently been doing DDP Yoga for the past few years, because his posture has improved considerably and all of his moves are now dropkicks.

Con: Very confusing hair and eyebrows.

15. Pikachu

Pro: He's a chill bro. Can wear many hats.Con: Neighbors might call pest control on you.
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Pro: He's a chill bro. Can wear many hats.

Con: Neighbors might call pest control on you.

14. Samus

Pro: Manages to be a kind of unique character, despite being another cybernetic assassin.Con: Somehow less used than Zero Suit Samus, which makes no sense. She has ZERO suits!!!
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Pro: Manages to be a kind of unique character, despite being another cybernetic assassin.

Con: Somehow less used than Zero Suit Samus, which makes no sense. She has ZERO suits!!!

13. Mr. Game and Watch

Pro: Super chill. Hardworking. Just wants to feed his kids.Con: A victim of structural dimensionalism.
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Pro: Super chill. Hardworking. Just wants to feed his kids.

Con: A victim of structural dimensionalism.

12. Ness

Pro: A portable fireworks show!Con: His mom might call your cell because he is definitely skipping fifth period right now.
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Pro: A portable fireworks show!

Con: His mom might call your cell because he is definitely skipping fifth period right now.

11. Bowser Jr. and the Koopalings

Pro: Has all the coolest new toys.Con: Will NOT let you ride shotgun.
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Pro: Has all the coolest new toys.

Con: Will NOT let you ride shotgun.

10. Peach

Pro: Prepared for a full day of gardening, golfing, cooking, tennis, or extreme parasoling.Con: Keeps getting kidnapped.
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Pro: Prepared for a full day of gardening, golfing, cooking, tennis, or extreme parasoling.

Con: Keeps getting kidnapped.

9. Luigi

Pro: He's really awkward and eccentric!Con: He's really awkward and eccentric.
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Pro: He's really awkward and eccentric!

Con: He's really awkward and eccentric.

8. Rosalina & Luma

Pro: Two for the price of one!Con: Lives the #nonewfriends life for real.
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Pro: Two for the price of one!

Con: Lives the #nonewfriends life for real.

7. King Dedede

Pro: The Kanye West of Super Smash Bros.Con: The Kanye West of Super Smash Bros.
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Pro: The Kanye West of Super Smash Bros.

Con: The Kanye West of Super Smash Bros.

6. Pac-Man

Pro: A dude you could bring as your plus-one to ANY party.Con: His eyes are in the shape of himself. HIS EYES ARE IN THE SHAPE OF HIMSELF.
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Pro: A dude you could bring as your plus-one to ANY party.

Con: His eyes are in the shape of himself. HIS EYES ARE IN THE SHAPE OF HIMSELF.

5. Duck Hunt

Pro: An amazing old school reference! Whoa!Con: The dark sludge of unhappiness that bubbles in your lungs when you hear the dog laugh at you.
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Pro: An amazing old school reference! Whoa!

Con: The dark sludge of unhappiness that bubbles in your lungs when you hear the dog laugh at you.

4. Jigglypuff

Pro: Beautiful singing voice to lull you to sleep.Con: Has an explosive forehead.
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Pro: Beautiful singing voice to lull you to sleep.

Con: Has an explosive forehead.

3. Villager

Pro: Basically could be you as a kid.Con: But only if you're white.
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Pro: Basically could be you as a kid.

Con: But only if you're white.

2. Kirby

Pro: Like your toddler nephew if he was a human marshmallow.Con: Always copying your most defining characteristics and showing them off to his friends.
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Pro: Like your toddler nephew if he was a human marshmallow.

Con: Always copying your most defining characteristics and showing them off to his friends.

1. Captain Falcon

Pro: Really memorable personality defined entirely by his appearance in Smash.Con: Nipples might be a little TOO hard.
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Pro: Really memorable personality defined entirely by his appearance in Smash.

Con: Nipples might be a little TOO hard.

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