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Every 'Smash Ultimate' Character, Ranked

Updated October 13, 2020 125.6k votes 6.1k voters 44.0k views81 items

List RulesThis is not a tier list! Vote up your favorite characters you love to play as.

Now that every character from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for Nintendo Switch has been revealed, let's rank them! This is a list of all characters in Smash Bros. Ultimate, including pictures and information about which game franchise they represent. The three newest entries were announced at the final Smash Direct in November 2018. They are Ken from Street Fighter, Incineroar from Pokemon Sun and Moon, and most surprising of all, Piranha Plant, from the Mario Universe. Who are all the new characters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate? Including the three mentioned above, new SSBU characters include Daisy, Chrom, Dark Samus, Inkling, Isabelle, Simon Belmont, Richter, King K. Rool, and of course, Ridley.

It was announced that more fighters will come in the future, but who will the 6 DLC characters be in Smash Brothers Ultimate? Will it be Banjo and Kazooie, a Nintendo staple that now belongs to Microsoft? What about Geno, the fan favorite wizard from Super Mario RPG? We can speculate all we want, but we'll have to wait and see what Nintendo goes with when it comes to these 6 DLC fighters.

For now, vote up who you think is the best character in Smash Bros. Ultimate. This isn't a tier list, but rather a ranked list of who the favorite Smash Bros. Ultimate characters are. Now, check out the top Smash Ultimate players in the world, and see which characters they main!

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  • Joker (DLC)1
    628
    425

    Joker (DLC)

    Persona
  • Bowser2
    1,434
    1,068

    Bowser

    Mario Series
  • Link3
    2,103
    1,593

    Link

    The Legend of Zelda Series

    Characters by GameZelda II: The Adventure of Link, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

  • Donkey Kong4
    1,303
    976

    Donkey Kong

    Donkey Kong Country Series

    Characters by GameDonkey Kong Country, Super Mario Strikers, Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, Mario Kart Wii, Donkey Kong Barrel Blast

  • King K. Rool (Newcomer)5
    1,075
    802

    King K. Rool (Newcomer)

    Donkey Kong Series

    Characters by GameDonkey Kong Barrel Blast

  • Pikachu6
    1,911
    1,461

    Pikachu

    Pokemon Series
  • Ganondorf7
    1,031
    770

    Ganondorf

    Legend Of Zelda Series
  • Kirby8
    2,236
    1,721

    Kirby

    Kirby Series
  • Pokemon Trainer (Charizard, Ivysaur and Squirtle)9
    1,300
    987

    Pokemon Trainer (Charizard, Ivysaur and Squirtle)

    Pokemon Series
  • Cloud10
    1,126
    854

    Cloud

    Final Fantasy Series
  • Mario11
    1,341
    1,024

    Mario

    Mario Series

    Characters by GameSuper Mario World, Super Mario Strikers, Super Mario Land, Super Mario Kart, Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island

  • Luigi12
    1,243
    949

    Luigi

    Mario Series

    Characters by GameSuper Mario Strikers, Super Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros., Super Mario 64 DS, Mario Bros.

  • Captain Falcon13
    1,361
    1,050

    Characters by GameSuper Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros., Super Smash Bros. Melee

  • Ike14
    1,145
    877

    Ike

    Fire Emblem Series
  • Mewtwo15
    1,581
    1,227

    Mewtwo

    Pokemon Series
  • Solid Snake16
    1,220
    942

    Solid Snake

    Metal Gear Series

    Characters by GameMetal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Metal Gear Solid: Integral

    Returning from Brawl.

  • Banjo-Kazooie17
    338
    235

    Banjo-Kazooie

    Banjo-Kazooie

    Characters by GameSonic & Sega All-Stars Racing

  • Ridley (Newcomer)18
    844
    646

    Ridley (Newcomer)

    Metriod Series
  • Young Link19
    1,202
    938

    Young Link

    Legend Of Zelda Series

    Returning from Melee.

  • Yoshi20
    1,182
    925

    Yoshi

    Mario Series

    Characters by GameSuper Mario World, Super Mario Strikers, Yoshi Touch & Go, Yoshi's Universal Gravitation, Super Mario Kart

  • Meta Knight21
    1,239
    973

    Meta Knight

    Kirby Series

    Characters by GameSuper Smash Bros. Brawl

  • Greninja22
    840
    650

    Greninja

    Pokemon Series
  • Fox23
    1,186
    937

    Fox

    Star Fox Series
  • Zelda24
    966
    760

    Zelda

    Legend Of Zelda Series
  • Inkling (Newcomer)25
    804
    633

    Inkling (Newcomer)

    Splatoon Series