Total Nerd The Best Wii U Characters  

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826 votes 176 voters 22 items

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! 
list ordered by

1
41 23
Link is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
Link The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD

2
32 17
Luigi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
Luigi New Super Luigi U

3
37 22
Mario is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
Mario New Super Mario U

4
34 20
Princess Peach is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
Princess Peach Super Mario 3D World

5
37 23
Princess Zelda is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
Princess Zelda Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD

6
27 16
Donkey Kong is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
Donkey Kong Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

7
15 5
Princess Daisy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
julieta perez added Princess Daisy Super Mario Strikers, Mario Kart Wii, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games

8
26 16
Kirby is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
Kirby Kirby and the Rainbow Curse

9
22 15
Sonic the Hedgehog is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
Sonic the Hedgehog Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric

10
20 14
Toad is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
Toad Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

11
23 19
Diddy Kong is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
Diddy Kong Donkey Kong Country:Tropical Freeze

12
17 13
Knuckles the Echidna is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
Knuckles the Echidna Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric

13
14 12
Pit is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
-47 added Pit Super Smash Bros. Brawl

14
18 17
Fox McCloud is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
Fox McCloud Star Fox Zero

15
17 16
Falco Lombardi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
Falco Lombardi Star Fox Zero

16
14 14
Wario is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
Wario Game & Wario

17
18 19
Bayonetta is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
Bayonetta Bayonetta 2

18
11 15
Amy Rose is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
Amy Rose Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric

19
9 15
Peppy Hare is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
Peppy Hare Star Fox Zero

20
10 19
Yuuri Kozukata is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
Yuuri Kozukata Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water

21
9 19
Slippy Toad is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
Slippy Toad Star Fox Zero

22
7 19
Chase McCain is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
Chase McCain Lego City Undercover