Total Nerd The Best Super NES Characters  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite Super NES video game characters. Must be on SNES only.

When the original NES came out, video gaming was never the same. So in retrospect, it comes as a surprise that Nintendo's second system, the Super NES, likewise became a (pardon the pun) game-changer in the industry. With improved graphics and a larger stable of games, the system  became one of the greatest of all time. Our list here compiles a number of those characters and shows off some of the best in the history of gaming!

Whether looking at sequels to classics like Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, or brand new franchises that became some of the best in the world, like Chrono Trigger, the Super NES had a wealth of classic video game characters that we've grown to love. No matter if it's the hack and slash of Zelda, or the super-deep RPGs of the third American installment of Final Fantasy, you'll definitely find something to love in this list!

So take a look at our list of the best Super NES characters, vote and rerank as you see fit! Then check out our other console characters lists and see if what we picked stacks up to the list in your head! Let us know how we did.  

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Link is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Super NES Characters
CosmicCastaway added Link Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons

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Mario is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Super NES Characters
Mario Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

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63 31
Yoshi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Super NES Characters
Yoshi Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island

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Mega Man is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Super NES Characters
Mega Man Mega Man X

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Samus Aran is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Super NES Characters
Samus Aran Super Metroid

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Crono is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Super NES Characters
Crono Chrono Trigger

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53 28
Donkey Kong is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Super NES Characters
Donkey Kong Donkey Kong Country, Super Mario Strikers, Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest

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53 31
Bowser is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Super NES Characters
Bowser Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

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42 24
Fox McCloud is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Super NES Characters
Fox McCloud Star Fox

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43 25
Kirby is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Super NES Characters
Kirby Kirby's Dream Land 3

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Princess Zelda is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Super NES Characters
Princess Zelda Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past

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Ryu is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Super NES Characters
AbzoluteArtistry added Ryu Street Fighter Alpha 3, Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes, Street Fighter

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Chun-Li is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Super NES Characters
AbzoluteArtistry added Chun-Li Street Fighter Alpha 3, Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes, Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds

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Sub-Zero is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Super NES Characters
AlexanderRay added Sub-Zero

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Diddy Kong is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Super NES Characters
Diddy Kong Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest

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Cammy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Super NES Characters
AbzoluteArtistry added Cammy Street Fighter Alpha 3, Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes, Street Fighter IV

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Blanka is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Super NES Characters
AbzoluteArtistry added Blanka Street Fighter Alpha 3, Street Fighter IV

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30 25
Earthworm Jim is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Super NES Characters
Earthworm Jim Earthworm Jim

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29 24
Simon Belmont is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Super NES Characters
Simon Belmont Super Castlevania IV

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Frog is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Super NES Characters
Frog Chrono Trigger

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Dixie Kong is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Super NES Characters
AlexanderRay added Dixie Kong Donkey Kong Barrel Blast

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Marle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Super NES Characters
Marle Chrono Trigger

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Cranky Kong is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Super NES Characters
AlexanderRay added Cranky Kong Donkey Kong Barrel Blast

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Vega is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Super NES Characters
AbzoluteArtistry added Vega Street Fighter Alpha 3, Street Fighter IV

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Terra is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Super NES Characters
Terra Final Fantasy III (US)

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Ridley is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Super NES Characters
AlexanderRay added Ridley Super Metroid

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Ken Masters is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Super NES Characters
AbzoluteArtistry added Ken Masters Street Fighter Alpha 3, Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes, Street Fighter IV

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King K. Rool is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Super NES Characters
AlexanderRay added King K. Rool Donkey Kong Barrel Blast

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16 18
Dhalsim is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Super NES Characters
AbzoluteArtistry added Dhalsim Street Fighter Alpha 3, Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes, Street Fighter IV

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Magus is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Super NES Characters
Magus Chrono Trigger

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Mallow is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Super NES Characters
AlexanderRay added Mallow Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

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Cecil Harvey is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Super NES Characters
AlexanderRay added Cecil Harvey Final Fantasy IV, Final Fantasy IV

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Edgar Roni Figaro is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Super NES Characters
AlexanderRay added Edgar Roni Figaro Final Fantasy VI

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Cid is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Super NES Characters
Cid Final Fantasy II

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Crono is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Super NES Characters
Crono Chrono Trigger

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10 18
Geno is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Super NES Characters
AlexanderRay added Geno Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

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10 19
Sabin Rene Figaro is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Super NES Characters
AlexanderRay added Sabin Rene Figaro

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10 19
Rydia is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Super NES Characters
AlexanderRay added Rydia

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Shadow is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Super NES Characters
Shadow Final Fantasy III (US)

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Joe & Mac is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Super NES Characters
AlexanderRay added Joe & Mac

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Kain Highwind is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Super NES Characters
AlexanderRay added Kain Highwind

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Setzer is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Super NES Characters
Setzer Final Fantasy III (US)