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The Best Super Smash Brothers 4 Characters (Wii U & 3DS), Ranked  

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List Rules Playable characters from Super Smash Bros. 4 (Wii U and 3DS)

This is a complete ranking of the best Super Smash Brothers 4 characters (Wii U & 3DS), aka Smash Brothers 4. So far the roster for both consoles is identical, so don't worry about differences across platforms. If you're wondering what tier a character is, this list of the best Smash Brothers Wii U characters can definitely help in determining that.

As the meta game evolves it will become more and more clear who the top characters in the game are, so don't be surprised if this list changes drastically month to month. In Super Smash Brothers Brawl, players like Meta Knight and Snake were among the most overpowered characters. This time around characters like Sheik and Bowser are looking good, as well as many others.

Choosing a character to top the list is definitely an undertaking, because they're all quite strong on their own merits. Vote for your favorite Super Smash Bros. Wii U or 3DS character and see if yours can rise through the ranks!
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Link is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Super Smash Brothers 4 Characters (Wii U & 3DS), Ranked
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Kirby is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Super Smash Brothers 4 Characters (Wii U & 3DS), Ranked
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Pikachu is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Super Smash Brothers 4 Characters (Wii U & 3DS), Ranked
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Captain Falcon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Super Smash Brothers 4 Characters (Wii U & 3DS), Ranked
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Sheik is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Super Smash Brothers 4 Characters (Wii U & 3DS), Ranked
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Mario is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Super Smash Brothers 4 Characters (Wii U & 3DS), Ranked
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Sonic the Hedgehog is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Super Smash Brothers 4 Characters (Wii U & 3DS), Ranked
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Meta Knight is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Super Smash Brothers 4 Characters (Wii U & 3DS), Ranked
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Zero Suit Samus is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Super Smash Brothers 4 Characters (Wii U & 3DS), Ranked
Zero Suit Samus
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Greninja is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Super Smash Brothers 4 Characters (Wii U & 3DS), Ranked
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Luigi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Super Smash Brothers 4 Characters (Wii U & 3DS), Ranked
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Ike is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Super Smash Brothers 4 Characters (Wii U & 3DS), Ranked
Ike
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Mewtwo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Super Smash Brothers 4 Characters (Wii U & 3DS), Ranked
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Bowser is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Super Smash Brothers 4 Characters (Wii U & 3DS), Ranked
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Fox McCloud is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Super Smash Brothers 4 Characters (Wii U & 3DS), Ranked
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Lucario is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Super Smash Brothers 4 Characters (Wii U & 3DS), Ranked
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Yoshi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Super Smash Brothers 4 Characters (Wii U & 3DS), Ranked
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Rosalina is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Super Smash Brothers 4 Characters (Wii U & 3DS), Ranked
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Lucina is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Super Smash Brothers 4 Characters (Wii U & 3DS), Ranked
Lucina
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Marth is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Super Smash Brothers 4 Characters (Wii U & 3DS), Ranked
Marth
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Ness is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Super Smash Brothers 4 Characters (Wii U & 3DS), Ranked
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Little Mac is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Super Smash Brothers 4 Characters (Wii U & 3DS), Ranked
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Princess Zelda is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Super Smash Brothers 4 Characters (Wii U & 3DS), Ranked
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Samus Aran is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Super Smash Brothers 4 Characters (Wii U & 3DS), Ranked
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Charizard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Super Smash Brothers 4 Characters (Wii U & 3DS), Ranked