Total Nerd The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History  

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One of the more delightful aspects of playing video games is jumping. That may seem silly, but really, you're never going to jump from one building to the next in real life, so being able to do that in a video game is pretty darn fun. Over the years there have been many video game characters who jump just a little bit better than the others. So we hopped at the opportunity to create a list of these leaping playable characters. Vote up your favorite jumpers and vote down the ones you think didn't jump as well as the others. 

One of the more obvious choices has to be Batman, particularly in Arkham Knight. Being able to launch yourself from the Batmobile and fly high over the city is thrilling in a way that never gets old. Then there's Alucard, from Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, one of the best jumping video game characters out there. That goes double if you get the double jump upgrade for him. With all of these characters, it's hard to choose the best one!

Lots of characters have hops, but these characters jump best. Take a look at our list of video game characters that jump, vote to determine the best jumper in all of gaming, and if you've played as all these characters, rerank the whole list! If there's a hopping hero who really ought to be on the list, go ahead and add them!

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99 42
Mario is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History
Mario Super Mario World, Super Mario Strikers, Super Mario Land

2
59 20
Sonic the Hedgehog is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History
StaB added Sonic the Hedgehog Sonic Labyrinth, Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, Sonic Rush

3
72 44
Luigi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History
Luigi Super Mario Strikers, Super Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros.

4
65 42
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History
Spider-Man Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes, Spider-Man: Web of Shadows

5
38 23
Donkey Kong is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History
Jdoggy added Donkey Kong Donkey Kong Country, Super Mario Strikers, Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest

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58 45
Ezio Auditore da Firenze is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History
Ezio Auditore da Firenze Assassin's Creed: Revelations, Soulcalibur V, Assassin's Creed II

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51 46
Batman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History
Batman Batman, Batman Begins, The Adventures of Batman & Robin

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46 46
Mega Man is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History
Mega Man Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes, Mega Man 10

9
44 45
Samus Aran is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History
Samus Aran Metroid: Other M, Metroid II: Return of Samus, Metroid Fusion

10
35 37
Lara Croft is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend, Tomb Raider: Underworld

11
35 40
Prince is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History
Prince Prince of Persia, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

12
38 41
Master Chief is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History

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10 6
Rayman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History
Jdoggy added Rayman

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32 40
Kratos is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History
Kratos God of War III, God of War, God of War II

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28 32
Chun-Li is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History
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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26 37
Nathan Drake is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History
Nathan Drake Uncharted

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22 38
Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History
Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad Assassin's Creed, Assassin's Creed: Revelations, Assassin's Creed II

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2 2
Faith is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History
Faith Mirror's Edge, Mirror's Edge 2

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21 37
Faith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History
Faith Mirror's Edge, Mirror's Edge 2

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1 0
Toad is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History
Thom100 added Toad Super Mario Strikers, Mario Kart Wii, Super Mario Kart

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1 2
Issun is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History
Lunacian added Issun

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18 35
Alucard is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History
Alucard Castlevania: Symphony of Night

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17 35
Raziel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History
Raziel Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver, Soul Reaver 2, Legacy of Kain: Defiance

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13 31
Bayonetta is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History
Bayonetta Bayonetta

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12 29
Jak is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History
Son Goku added Jak Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, Jak II, Jak 3

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16 36
Max Payne is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History
Max Payne Max Payne 3

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13 35
Chell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History
Chell Portal, Portal 2

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9 31
Rayne is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History
Rayne BloodRayne 2

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11 36
Booker DeWitt is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History
Booker DeWitt BioShock Infinite

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9 33
Gordon Freeman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History
Gordon Freeman Half-Life, Half-Life 2: Episode Two, Codename: Gordon

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6 36
Jade is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History
Jade Beyond Good & Evil

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5 33
The Agent is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History
The Agent Crackdown, Crackdown 2