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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! 
list ordered by
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Luigi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
New Super Luigi U
2
Princess Peach is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
Super Mario 3D World
3
Link is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
4
Mario is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
New Super Mario U
5
Donkey Kong is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
6
Sonic the Hedgehog is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric
7
Kirby is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
8
Toad is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
9
Princess Zelda is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
10
Knuckles the Echidna is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric
11
Diddy Kong is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
Donkey Kong Country:Tropical Freeze
12
Princess Daisy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
julieta perez added Super Mario Strikers, Mario Kart Wii, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
13
Wario is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
Game & Wario
14
Amy Rose is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric
15
Bayonetta is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
Bayonetta 2
16
Pit is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
-47 added Super Smash Bros. Brawl
17
Fox McCloud is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
Star Fox Zero
18
Falco Lombardi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
Star Fox Zero
19
Slippy Toad is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
Star Fox Zero
20
Yuuri Kozukata is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
Yuuri Kozukata Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water
21
Peppy Hare is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
Star Fox Zero
22
Chase McCain is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Wii U Characters
Chase McCain Lego City Undercover