character is the term used to describe beings in the series. Characters can be sorted into Super Smash Bros. playable and non-playable, which distinguishes whether characters can be used without the use of a cheat device (like Action Replay) or not and they aren't characters only usable in a specific part of game (such as Master Hand in ). Playable characters can further be divided into World of Light starter, unlockable, or downloadable, which distinguishes whether characters can be played right away, whether they need to be unlocked by fulfilling certain requirements, or must be downloaded before game play is possible.
This is a list of the playable characters in the
series, commonly known in official sources as Super Smash Bros. fighters.
Unlockable and Starter
Echo Fighter (Unlockable)
Mii Fighter Characters
The following characters are featured as costumes for the Mii Fighters. See
Mii Fighter Costumes for further details.
Mario, Luigi, Peach, Daisy, Waluigi, Shy Guy, Spiny, Chain Chomp, and Toad - Super Mario
Zelda, Sheik, and Link (Hero of Time) - The Legend of Zelda
Meta Knight - Kirby Super Star
Wario - Wario Land
Barbara the Bat - Jam with the Band Dunban -
Xenoblade Chronicles Proto Man -
Mega Man 3 X an
Zero - Mega Man X
Isabelle - Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Inklings - Splatoon Heihachi Mishima -
Akira Yuki and Jacky Bryant - Virtua Fighter MegaMan.EXE -
Mega Man Battle Network
King K. Rool - Donkey Kong Country
Samus (Varia Suit) - Metroid
Flying Man - EarthBound
The Black Knight - Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
Chrom - Fire Emblem Awakening
K.K. Slider - Animal Crossing Lloyd Irving -
Tales of Symphonia
Fox - Star Fox
Captain Falcon - F-Zero
Viridi - Kid Icarus: Uprising Hunter Blademaster -
Monster Hunter 4 Chocobo -
Final Fantasy Geno -
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
Ashley - WarioWare
Takamaru - The Mysterious Murasame Castle Miles "Tails" Prower and Knuckles the Echidna -
Sonic the Hedgehog Prince Gilgamesh - Babylonian Castle Saga
The following characters are considered non-playable. These include boss characters and enemy teams, among others. Hacking and action replay codes may allow some level of play.
Super Smash Bros. Direct, Masahiro Sakurai said that the fighters in the Super Smash Bros. series are actually toys in the real world and that the Super Smash Bros. games take place in the world of imagination.
Meowth, Dixie Kong, Plusle & Minun, and various "toon" versions of characters were all planned characters from various The Legend of Zelda Super Smash Bros. games that never made the final cut as characters in any game. The
Ice Climbers were the only characters to be cut after appearing in multiple games.
Dr. Mario, Mewtwo, Ice Climbers, Wolf O'Donnell, Solid Snake, Pokémon Trainer, Ivysaur, Squirtle, and Roy are the only characters that have returned after being cut in the preceding title.
Pichu and Young Link are the only characters to return after being absent for multiple games.
Luigi, Captain Falcon, Ness, Jigglypuff, Ganondorf, Marth, Sonic, Lucario, and Toon Link are the only characters that debuted as hidden characters and went to become starter characters in the later games.
Wario, Peach, Bowser, Ice Climbers, Zelda, Sheik, Meta Knight, Pit, Zero Suit Samus, Pokémon Trainer, Charizard, Ivysaur, Squirtle, Palutena, Pac-Man, Villager, Wii Fit Trainer, Rosalina, Luma, Little Mac, Greninja, Mega Man, Robin, Shulk and Lucas are the only characters to debut as starters and have their availability options switched in future Smash Bros. installments.
Bowser Jr. is the only character to debut as both a starter and an unlockable character.
Dr. Mario, Falco, Mr. Game & Watch, Young Link, Pichu, R.O.B, Snake, Wolf, Lucina, Dark Pit, and Duck Hunt are the only characters to be unlockable in every Smash Bros. installment they appear in.
Samus is the only female character to appear in all six Super Smash Bros. games, as Pokémon were not considered gendered at the time of the first game's release.
Lucas is the only character to be a starter, DLC, and unlockable.
Mario, Donkey Kong, Link, Samus, Yoshi, Kirby, Fox and Pikachu are the only characters to be starters in all six Super Smash Bros. games. Mario, Donkey Kong, Link, Samus, Yoshi, Kirby, Fox, Pikachu, Luigi, Ness, Captain Falcon and Jigglypuff are the only characters to appear in all six Super Smash Bros. games.
↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Sakurai mentions these characters as having been planned for
on Super Smash Bros. this page.
stated that, while the Ice Climbers could run smoothly on the Wii U version, the 3DS could not handle the "two-in-one" coding of the duo, and, in order to keep the roster the same between the two versions, they had to be cut from the roster.
↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 While there hasn't been any official confirmation that Mewtwo, Roy, and Dr. Mario were intended to be in
Brawl, unused data on Brawl's disc labelled for each of them strongly implies that the characters were developed to some degree for Brawl.
↑ Sakurai mentions Marth as having been planned for
on Super Smash Bros. this page.
↑ Robin's Final Smash and DLC Outfits for the Mii Swordfighter.
↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 As part of the
stated that he originally intended to replace Ness with the new protagonist of Mother 3 (Lucas) in Melee, though Mother 3's delay caused him to go back on the idea and keep Ness.
↑ DLC Outfits for the Mii Gunner.
↑ 9.0 9.1 Including
Echo Fighters and DLC Characters. Pokémon Trainer not taken in the count, just his controllable Pokémon.
↑ Including 4
DLC Fighters. Vanilla game has 17 newcomers.
↑ 11.0 11.1 Including 12
DLC Fighters. Vanilla game has 76 characters whom 11 are newcomers counting echoes.
↑ Including 7
DLC Fighters. Vanilla game has 51 characters.
↑ 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 13.7 13.8 13.9 Appears as a stage hazard.
↑ 14.0 14.1 While Giant DK and Metal Mario were unplayable in the original
Super Smash Bros., they are effectively playable in the following installments by picking up a Super Mushroom or a Metal Box, respectively.
↑ Giga Bowser is playable in
Brawl and Smash for 3DS/Wii U as Bowser's Final Smash.
↑ Master Hand is playable in
Melee through the Master Hand glitch.
↑ Master Hand is officially playable in
Ultimate, but only in the penultimate level of World of Light.
↑ Petey Piranha appears in
Ultimate as part of Piranha Plant's Final Smash.
↑ Ridley is playable in
↑ Sandbag is mechanically considered an item in
Brawl and Smash for 3DS/Wii U, not a character.