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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1
102 46
Mario is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History
Super Mario World, Super Mario Strikers, Super Mario Land

2
62 23
Sonic the Hedgehog is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History
StaB added Sonic Labyrinth, Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, Sonic Rush

3
74 47
Luigi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History
Super Mario Strikers, Super Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros.

4
67 45
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes, Spider-Man: Web of Shadows

5
38 25
Donkey Kong is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History
Jdoggy added Donkey Kong Country, Super Mario Strikers, Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest

6
61 47
Ezio Auditore da Firenze is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History
Assassin's Creed: Revelations, Soulcalibur V, Assassin's Creed II

7
53 47
Batman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History
Batman, Batman Begins, The Adventures of Batman & Robin

8
48 47
Mega Man is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History
Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes, Mega Man 10

9
46 46
Samus Aran is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History
Metroid: Other M, Metroid II: Return of Samus, Metroid Fusion

10
38 41
Prince is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History
Prince of Persia, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

11
37 40
Lara Croft is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History
Tomb Raider: Legend, Tomb Raider: Underworld

12
32 33
Chun-Li is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History
Street Fighter Alpha 3, Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes, Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds

13
39 43
Master Chief is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History

14
10 7
Rayman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History
Jdoggy added

15
33 42
Kratos is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History
God of War III, God of War, God of War II

16
28 39
Nathan Drake is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History
Uncharted

17
27 38
Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History
Assassin's Creed, Assassin's Creed: Revelations, Assassin's Creed II

18
4 3
Faith is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History
Faith Mirror's Edge, Mirror's Edge 2

19
3 1
Toad is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History
Thom100 added Super Mario Strikers, Mario Kart Wii, Super Mario Kart

20
23 38
Faith is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History
Faith Mirror's Edge, Mirror's Edge 2

21
22 35
Alucard is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History
Castlevania: Symphony of Night

22
3 3
Issun is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History
Lunacian added Issun

23
19 36
Raziel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver, Soul Reaver 2, Legacy of Kain: Defiance

24
19 37
Max Payne is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History
Max Payne 3

25
14 30
Jak is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History
Son Goku added Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, Jak II, Jak 3

26
16 36
Chell is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History
Portal, Portal 2

27
12 32
Rayne is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History
BloodRayne 2

28
13 36
Bayonetta is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History
Bayonetta

29
14 37
Booker DeWitt is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History
BioShock Infinite

30
12 34
Gordon Freeman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History
Half-Life, Half-Life 2: Episode Two, Codename: Gordon

31
8 34
The Agent is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History
The Agent Crackdown, Crackdown 2

32
9 37
Jade is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History
Beyond Good & Evil