Total Nerd The Best Wii U Characters  

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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! 

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46 27
Link is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
Link The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD

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38 20
Luigi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
Luigi New Super Luigi U

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43 26
Mario is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
Mario New Super Mario U

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39 25
Princess Peach is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
Princess Peach Super Mario 3D World

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42 28
Princess Zelda is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
Princess Zelda Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD

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33 20
Donkey Kong is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
Donkey Kong Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

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29 20
Sonic the Hedgehog is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
Sonic the Hedgehog Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric

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30 21
Kirby is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
Kirby Kirby and the Rainbow Curse

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26 18
Toad is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
Toad Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

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30 23
Diddy Kong is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
Diddy Kong Donkey Kong Country:Tropical Freeze

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19 12
Princess Daisy is listed (or ranked) 11 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

12
23 18
Knuckles the Echidna is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
Knuckles the Echidna Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric

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19 18
Pit is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
-47 added Pit Super Smash Bros. Brawl

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18 19
Wario is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
Wario Game & Wario

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20 23
Fox McCloud is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
Fox McCloud Star Fox Zero

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17 20
Amy Rose is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
Amy Rose Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric

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22 27
Bayonetta is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
Bayonetta Bayonetta 2

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18 23
Falco Lombardi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
Falco Lombardi Star Fox Zero

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12 24
Slippy Toad is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
Slippy Toad Star Fox Zero

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12 24
Yuuri Kozukata is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
Yuuri Kozukata Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water

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10 22
Peppy Hare is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
Peppy Hare Star Fox Zero

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9 24
Chase McCain is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
Chase McCain Lego City Undercover