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The Best Jumping Characters in Gaming History

Updated October 13, 2018 2.4k votes 332 voters 3.2k views31 items

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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  • Mario1
    108
    57

    Mario

    Super Mario World, Super Mario Strikers
  • Sonic the Hedgehog2
    81
    36

    Sonic the Hedgehog

    Sonic Labyrinth, Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood
  • Spider-Man3
    83
    45

    Spider-Man

    Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes
  • Luigi4
    84
    52

    Luigi

    Super Mario Strikers, Super Mario Kart
  • Ezio Auditore da Firenze5
    79
    51

    Ezio Auditore da Firenze

    Assassin's Creed: Revelations, Soulcalibur V
  • Batman6
    63
    48

    Batman

    Batman, Batman Begins
  • Donkey Kong7
    44
    37

    Donkey Kong

    Donkey Kong Country, Super Mario Strikers
  • Lara Croft8
    47
    39

    Lara Croft

    Tomb Raider: Legend, Tomb Raider: Underworld
  • Mega Man9
    51
    51

    Mega Man

    Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes, Mega Man 10
  • Master Chief10
    50
    46
  • Samus Aran11
    49
    45

    Samus Aran

    Metroid: Other M, Metroid II: Return of Samus
  • Max Payne12
    46
    41

    Max Payne

    Max Payne 3
  • Chun-Li13
    38
    36

    Chun-Li

    Street Fighter Alpha 3, Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes
  • Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad14
    38
    36

    Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad

    Assassin's Creed, Assassin's Creed: Revelations
  • Prince15
    38
    44

    Prince

    Prince of Persia, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
  • Rayman16
    21
    14
  • Kratos17
    35
    44

    Kratos

    God of War III, God of War
  • Raziel18
    41
    43

    Raziel

    Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver, Soul Reaver 2
  • Nathan Drake19
    31
    45

    Nathan Drake

    Uncharted
  • Alucard20
    23
    36

    Alucard

    Castlevania: Symphony of Night
  • Faith21
    13
    16

    Faith

    Mirror's Edge, Mirror's Edge 2
  • Chell22
    22
    37

    Chell

    Portal, Portal 2
  • Toad23
    11
    17

    Toad

    Super Mario Strikers, Mario Kart Wii
  • Bayonetta24
    20
    37

    Bayonetta

    Bayonetta
  • Jak25
    15
    35

    Jak

    Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, Jak II