The Best Wii U Characters

List Rules
Vote up your favorite Wii U video game characters. Must be on Wii U only.

No one was quite sure where Nintendo was going to go after taking a hard left turn with the Wii original. Having completely separated itself from the main pack of gaming, it sought to make its own path. Would they return to join the fray with their next generation console? Turns out, nope, they're going even further away with the Wii U. The one thing about Nintendo, however, is that they have a host of iconic and beloved video game characters that they don't really need to worry about other developers. They can do much of the heavy lifting on their own. 

Whether it's the classic Donkey Kong family, or, strangely enough, the once-rival mascot Sonic the Hedgehog, Nintendo has a wide swath of characters to build from. We've got Princess Peach from the classic Super Mario 3D World, and even Toad gets a spotlighted game in Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker! And as always, it couldn't possibly be a successful Nintendo system without an entry in the Star Fox universe, with Star Fox Zero coming in for a landing. 

With reissues, we get to see higher-def versions of games we love, such as Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker! So take a look at our list of video game characters for the Wii U, vote for your favorites, and see just how our rankings stack up with the rankings in your head! Don't forget to check out our wide array of character lists for all of the other consoles! 
Ranked by
  • Mario
    90 votes
    New Super Mario U
  • Link
    90 votes
    The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
  • Luigi
    86 votes
    New Super Luigi U
  • Princess Peach
    90 votes
    Super Mario 3D World
  • Donkey Kong
    73 votes
    Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
  • Toad
    70 votes
    Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker