Characters in the Super Smash Bros. series

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The fighting game series Super Smash Bros. from Nintendo was started in 1999. It features many video game characters from different series. There are over 80 playable characters across the series. Most of these are from series owned by Nintendo, but there are also some characters from series owned by other companies. There are also other non-player characters, such as enemies, bosses, and power-ups.

Playable characters


Each game in the series has a number of playable characters called "fighters". There are currently 86 fighters in the entire series. Starting with Super Smash Bros. Brawl, characters from non-Nintendo series started being added. At the start of each game, some of the fighters will be hidden. To unlock a hidden fighter, players need to reach certain goals and then defeat that fighter in a match.

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, players can make their own Mii Fighters. Mii Fighters have costumes which can be unlocked or bought as downloadable content. Many of these costumes are based on characters and series which do not have playable characters, such as Heihachi Mishima from Tekken,[1] Sans from Undertale,[2][3] Cuphead from Cuphead,[4] Vault Boy from Fallout[5] and Travis Touchdown from No More Heroes.[6] All games have fighters that share a lot of moves and properties with other characters, but with some small differences. In Ultimate, these characters are called "Echo Fighters".

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, some characters were released as downloadable content (DLC). This means that players have to buy them separately from the game itself.[7]

Fighter N64 Melee Brawl 3DS and Wii U Ultimate Franchise
Banjo & Kazooie         DLC Banjo-Kazooie
Bayonetta       DLC   Bayonetta
Bowser           Mario
Bowser Jr.[a]           Mario
Byleth         DLC Fire Emblem
Captain Falcon           F-Zero
Charizard[b]           Pokémon
Chrom[c]           Fire Emblem
Cloud       DLC   Final Fantasy
Corrin       DLC   Fire Emblem
Daisy[c]           Mario
Dark Pit[c]           Kid Icarus
Dark Samus[c]           Metroid
Diddy Kong           Donkey Kong
Donkey Kong           Donkey Kong
Dr. Mario           Mario
Duck Hunt[d]           Duck Hunt
Falco           Star Fox
Fox           Star Fox
Ganondorf           The Legend of Zelda
Greninja           Pokémon
Hero[e]         DLC Dragon Quest
Ice Climbers           Ice Climber
Ike           Fire Emblem
Incineroar           Pokémon
Inkling           Splatoon
Isabelle           Animal Crossing
Ivysaur[b]           Pokémon
Jigglypuff           Pokémon
Joker         DLC Persona
Kazuya         DLC Tekken
Ken[c]           Street Fighter
King Dedede           Kirby
King K. Rool           Donkey Kong
Kirby           Kirby
Link           The Legend of Zelda
Little Mac           Punch-Out!!
Lucario           Pokémon
Lucas       DLC   EarthBound
Lucina[c]           Fire Emblem
Luigi           Mario
Mario           Mario
Marth           Fire Emblem
Mega Man           Mega Man
Meta Knight           Kirby
Mewtwo       DLC   Pokémon
Mii Brawler           Mii
Mii Swordfighter[d]           Mii
Mii Gunner           Mii
Min Min         DLC Arms
Mr. Game & Watch           Game & Watch
Mythra         DLC Xenoblade Chronicles
Ness           EarthBound
Olimar[f]           Pikmin
Pac-Man           Pac-Man
Palutena           Kid Icarus
Peach           Mario
Pichu           Pokémon
Pikachu           Pokémon
Piranha Plant         DLC Mario
Pit           Kid Icarus
Pyra         DLC Xenoblade Chronicles
Richter[c]           Castlevania
Ridley           Metroid
R.O.B.           R.O.B.
Robin           Fire Emblem
Rosalina & Luma           Mario
Roy       DLC   Fire Emblem
Ryu       DLC   Street Fighter
Samus[g]           Metroid
Sephiroth         DLC Final Fantasy
Sheik[h]           The Legend of Zelda
Shulk           Xenoblade Chronicles
Simon           Castlevania
Snake           Metal Gear
Sonic           Sonic the Hedgehog
Sora         DLC Kingdom Hearts
Squirtle[b]           Pokémon
Steve[i]         DLC Minecraft
Terry         DLC Fatal Fury
Toon Link           The Legend of Zelda
Villager           Animal Crossing
Wario           Wario
Wii Fit Trainer           Wii Fit
Wolf           Star Fox
Yoshi           Yoshi
Young Link           The Legend of Zelda
Zelda[h]           The Legend of Zelda
Zero Suit Samus[g]           Metroid
Total 12 26 39 51 (+7 DLC) 74 (+11 DLC)[b] Franchise
  1. Bowser Jr.'s alternate costumes change the character's name and appearance to be one of the Koopalings: Larry, Roy, Wendy, Iggy, Morton, Lemmy, or Ludwig.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 In Brawl and Ultimate, Squirtle, Ivysaur, and Charizard are one character, under "Pokémon Trainer". The Pokémon Trainer stays in the background while the player plays as one of the Pokémon. The player can switch between them while playing. In 3DS/Wii U, only Charizard is in the game.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 In Ultimate, this character is an Echo Fighter.
  4. 4.0 4.1 There are some name differences between the NTSC and PAL versions. The characters "Duck Hunt" and "Mii Swordfighter" (in NTSC versions) are called "Duck Hunt Duo" and "Mii Sword Fighter" in PAL versions.
  5. The Hero represents four different protagonists from the Dragon Quest series. His normal appearance is the Luminary/Eleven from Dragon Quest XI. Erdrick/Arusu from Dragon Quest III, Solo from Dragon Quest IV, and Eight from Dragon Quest VIII are alternate costumes in the game.
  6. In 3DS/Wii U and Ultimate, half of Olimar's alternate costumes change his name and appearance to Alph, a character from Pikmin 3.
  7. 7.0 7.1 In Brawl, Zero Suit Samus is an alternate form of Samus not shown on the character select screen. Players can switch back and forth between the two by using a specific attack. The two were split and became their own characters, starting with 3DS/Wii U.
  8. 8.0 8.1 In Melee and Brawl, Sheik is an alternate form of Zelda not shown on the character select screen. Players can switch back and forth between the two by using a specific attack. The two were split and became their own characters, starting with 3DS/Wii U.
  9. Steve's alternate costumes change the character's name and appearance to Alex, a Zombie or an Enderman.


  1. Farokhmanesh, Megan. "Super Smash Bros. adds Roy and Ryu to the roster today". Polygon. Retrieved 10 September 2019.
  2. Minor, Jordan. "'Undertale's' Sans Is Basically a Brand New 'Smash Bros.' Fighter". Archived from the original on 9 September 2019. Retrieved 10 September 2019.
  3. Glogowski, Peter (September 4, 2019). "Sans from Undertale is getting a costume in Smash Ultimate". Destructoid. Archived from the original on August 9, 2020. Retrieved September 4, 2019.
  4. "Cuphead and more become Mii costumes for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate". VentureBeat. 2020-01-16. Retrieved 2020-04-13.
  5. Marshall, Cass. "Fallout's Vault Boy joins Super Smash Bros. as a Mii Fighter". Polygon. Retrieved 22 June 2020.
  6. "Bomberman and Travis Touchdown among the new wave of Mii Fighter costumes in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate". Destructoid. 2020-10-03. Archived from the original on 2021-01-17. Retrieved 2020-10-03.
  7. Patches, Matt. "Super Smash Bros. DLC will add 5 characters to the roster". Polygon.