In the Super Smash Bros. series, the characters are toys in the real world, but they are fighters in the world of the imagination.
Masahiro Sakurai, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct 11.1.2018

A character is the term used to describe beings in the Super Smash Bros. series. Characters can be sorted into 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 World of Light mode). Playable characters can further be divided into 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.

Playable Characters

This is a list of the playable characters in the Super Smash Bros. series, commonly known in official sources as fighters.

Key Starter Unlockable SSB4-3 Icon.pngUnlockable and SSB4-U Icon.pngStarter Downloadable Echo Fighter (Unlockable)
# Fighter SSB64 Icon.png SSBM Icon.png SSBB Icon.png SSB4 Icon.png SSBU Icon.png Universe
01 Mario
Mario SSBU.png
YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY MarioSymbol.svg
Mario
02 Donkey Kong
Donkey Kong - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY DKSymbol.svg
Donkey Kong
03 Link
Link - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY ZeldaSymbol.svg
The Legend of Zelda
04 Samus
Samus - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY MetroidSymbol.svg
Metroid
04ε Dark Samus
Dark Samus - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY MetroidSymbol.svg
Metroid
05 Yoshi
Yoshi - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YoshiSymbol.svg
Yoshi
06 Kirby
Kirby - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY KirbySymbol.svg
Kirby
07 Fox
Fox - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY StarFoxSymbol.svg
Star Fox
08 Pikachu
Pikachu - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY PokemonSymbol.svg
Pokémon
09 Luigi
Luigi - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY MarioSymbol.svg
Mario
10 Ness
Ness - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY EarthboundSymbol.svg
EarthBound
11 Captain Falcon
Captain Falcon - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY FZeroSymbol.svg
F-Zero
12 Jigglypuff
Jigglypuff - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY PokemonSymbol.svg
Pokémon
13 Peach
Peach - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN YesY YesY YesY YesY MarioSymbol.svg
Mario
13ε Daisy
Daisy - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY MarioSymbol.svg
Mario
14 Bowser
Bowser - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN[1] YesY YesY YesY YesY MarioSymbol.svg
Mario
15 Ice Climbers
Ice Climbers SSBU.png
NoN YesY YesY NoN[2] YesY IceClimbersSymbol.svg
Ice Climber
16 Sheik
Sheik - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN YesY YesY YesY YesY ZeldaSymbol.svg
The Legend of Zelda
17 Zelda
Zelda - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN YesY YesY YesY YesY ZeldaSymbol.svg
The Legend of Zelda
18 Dr. Mario
Dr. Mario - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN YesY NoN[3] YesY YesY MarioSymbol.svg
Mario
19 Pichu
Pichu - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN YesY NoN NoN YesY PokemonSymbol.svg
Pokémon
20 Falco
Falco - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN YesY YesY YesY YesY StarFoxSymbol.svg
Star Fox
21 Marth
Marth - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN[4] YesY YesY YesY YesY FireEmblemSymbol.svg
Fire Emblem
21ε Lucina
Lucina - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY FireEmblemSymbol.svg
Fire Emblem
22 Young Link
Young Link - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN YesY NoN NoN YesY ZeldaSymbol.svg
The Legend of Zelda
23 Ganondorf
Ganondorf - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN YesY YesY YesY YesY ZeldaSymbol.svg
The Legend of Zelda
24 Mewtwo
Mewtwo - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN[1] YesY NoN[3] YesY YesY PokemonSymbol.svg
Pokémon
25 Roy
Roy - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN YesY NoN[3] YesY YesY FireEmblemSymbol.svg
Fire Emblem
25ε Chrom
Chrom - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN NoN NoN NoN[5] YesY FireEmblemSymbol.svg
Fire Emblem
26 Mr. Game & Watch
Mr. Game & Watch - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN YesY YesY YesY YesY Game&WatchSymbol.svg
Game & Watch
27 Meta Knight
Meta Knight - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN NoN YesY YesY YesY KirbySymbol.svg
Kirby
28 Pit
Pit - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN NoN YesY YesY YesY KidIcarusSymbol.svg
Kid Icarus
28ε Dark Pit
Dark Pit - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY KidIcarusSymbol.svg
Kid Icarus
29 Zero Suit Samus
Zero Suit Samus - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN NoN YesY YesY YesY MetroidSymbol.svg
Metroid
30 Wario
Wario - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN NoN YesY YesY YesY WarioSymbol.svg
Wario
31 Snake
Snake - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN NoN YesY NoN YesY MetalGearSymbol (1).svg
Metal Gear
32 Ike
Ike - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN NoN YesY YesY YesY FireEmblemSymbol.svg
Fire Emblem
33-35 Pokémon Trainer
Pokémon Trainer SSBU.png
NoN NoN YesY NoN YesY PokemonSymbol.svg
Pokémon
33 Squirtle
Squirtle - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN NoN YesY[6] NoN YesY[6] PokemonSymbol.svg
Pokémon
34 Ivysaur
Ivysaur - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN NoN YesY[6] NoN YesY[6] PokemonSymbol.svg
Pokémon
35 Charizard
Charizard - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN NoN YesY[6] YesY YesY[6] PokemonSymbol.svg
Pokémon
36 Diddy Kong
Diddy Kong - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN NoN YesY YesY YesY DKSymbol.svg
Donkey Kong
37 Lucas
Lucas - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN NoN YesY[7] YesY YesY EarthboundSymbol.svg
EarthBound
38 Sonic
Sonic - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN NoN YesY YesY YesY SonicSymbol.svg
Sonic
39 King Dedede
King Dedede - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN[1] NoN YesY YesY YesY KirbySymbol.svg
Kirby
40 Olimar
Olimar - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN NoN YesY YesY YesY PikminSymbol.svg
Pikmin
41 Lucario
Lucario - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN NoN YesY YesY YesY PokemonSymbol.svg
Pokémon
42 R.O.B.
R.O.B. - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN NoN YesY YesY YesY ROBSymbol.svg
R.O.B.
43 Toon Link
Toon Link - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN NoN YesY YesY YesY ZeldaSymbol.svg
The Legend of Zelda
44 Wolf
Wolf - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN NoN YesY NoN YesY StarFoxSymbol.svg
Star Fox
45 Villager
Villager - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY AnimalCrossingSymbol.svg
Animal Crossing
46 Mega Man
Mega Man - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY MegaManSymbol.svg
Mega Man
47 Wii Fit Trainer
Wii Fit Trainer - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY WiiFitSymbol.svg
Wii Fit
48 Rosalina & Luma
Rosalina & Luma - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY MarioSymbol.svg
Mario
49 Little Mac
Little Mac - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY PunchOutSymbol.svg
Punch-Out!!
50 Greninja
Greninja - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY PokemonSymbol.svg
Pokémon
51 Mii Brawler
Mii Brawler - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY SmashBrosSymbol.svg
Super Smash Bros.
52 Mii Swordfighter
Mii Swordfighter - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY SmashBrosSymbol.svg
Super Smash Bros.
53 Mii Gunner
Mii Gunner - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY SmashBrosSymbol.svg
Super Smash Bros.
54 Palutena
Palutena - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY KidIcarusSymbol.svg
Kid Icarus
55 Pac-Man
Pac-Man - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY PacManSymbol.svg
Pac-Man
56 Robin
Robin - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY FireEmblemSymbol.svg
Fire Emblem
57 Shulk
Shulk - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY XenobladeSymbol.svg
Xenoblade
58 Bowser Jr.
Bowser Jr. - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY MarioSymbol.svg
Mario
59 Duck Hunt
Duck Hunt - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY DuckHuntSymbol.svg
Duck Hunt
60 Ryu
Ryu - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY StreetFighterSymbol.svg
Street Fighter
60ε Ken
Ken - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY StreetFighterSymbol.svg
Street Fighter
61 Cloud
Cloud - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY link= Final Fantasy (universe)
Final Fantasy
62 Corrin
Corrin - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY FireEmblemSymbol.svg
Fire Emblem
63 Bayonetta
Bayonetta - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY BayonettaSymbol.svg
Bayonetta
64 Inkling
Inkling - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN NoN NoN NoN[8] YesY SplatoonSymbol.svg
Splatoon
65 Ridley
Ridley - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY MetroidSymbol.svg
Metroid
66 Simon
Simon Belmont SSBU.png
NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY CastlevaniaSymbol.svg
Castlevania
66ε Richter
Richter Belmont - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY CastlevaniaSymbol.svg
Castlevania
67 King K. Rool
King K. Rool - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY DKSymbol.svg
Donkey Kong
68 Isabelle
Isabelle - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY AnimalCrossingSymbol.svg
Animal Crossing
69 Incineroar
Incineroar - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY PokemonSymbol.svg
Pokémon
70 Piranha Plant
Piranha Plant - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY MarioSymbol.svg
Mario
71 Joker
Joker - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.png
NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY PersonaSymbol.svg
Persona
72 Hero
Hero SSBU.png
NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY DragonQuestSymbol.png
Dragon Quest
73 Banjo & Kazooie
BanjoKazooieRender.png
NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY BanjoKazooieSymbol.svg
Banjo-Kazooie
74 Terry
Terry SSBU.png
NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY FatalFurySymbol.svg
Art of Fighting and Fatal Fury
75 Byleth
Byleth SSBU.png
NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY FireEmblemSymbol.svg
Fire Emblem
76 Min Min
Min Min SSBU.png
NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY ARMSSymbol.svg
ARMS
77 Steve
Steve SSBU.png
NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY MinecraftSymbol.svg
Minecraft
78 Unrevealed
8th Fighter Pass DLC
NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY TBA
79 Unrevealed
9th Fighter Pass DLC
NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY TBA
80 Unrevealed
10th Fighter Pass DLC
NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY TBA
81 Unrevealed
11th Fighter Pass DLC
NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY TBA
Newcomers[9] 12 14 18 21[10] 23[11]
Total[9] 12 26 39 58[12] 88[11]

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Sakurai mentions these characters as having been planned for Super Smash Bros. on this page.
  2. Sakurai 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. 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.
  4. Sakurai mentions Marth as having been planned for Super Smash Bros. on this page.
  5. Robin's Final Smash and DLC Outfits for the Mii Swordfighter.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 As part of the Pokémon Trainer.
  7. Sakurai 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.
  8. DLC Outfits for the Mii Gunner.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Including Echo Fighters and DLC Characters. Pokémon Trainer not taken in the count, just his controllable Pokémon.
  10. Including 4 DLC Fighters. Vanilla game has 17 newcomers.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Including 12 DLC Fighters. Vanilla game has 76 characters whom 11 are newcomers counting echoes.
  12. Including 7 DLC Fighters. Vanilla game has 51 characters.

Mii Fighter Characters

The following characters are featured as costumes for the Mii Fighters. See Mii Fighter Costumes for more details.

Key Starter Unlockable Downloadable
# Fighter Set SSB4 Icon.png SSBU Icon.png Universe
?? Mario YesY YesY MarioSymbol.svg
Mario
?? Luigi YesY YesY MarioSymbol.svg
Mario
?? Peach YesY YesY MarioSymbol.svg
Mario
?? Daisy YesY YesY MarioSymbol.svg
Mario
?? Waluigi YesY YesY MarioSymbol.svg
Mario
?? Shy Guy YesY YesY MarioSymbol.svg
Mario
?? Spiny YesY YesY MarioSymbol.svg
Mario
?? Chain Chomp YesY YesY MarioSymbol.svg
Mario
?? Toad YesY YesY MarioSymbol.svg
Mario
?? Zelda YesY YesY ZeldaSymbol.svg
The Legend of Zelda
?? Sheik YesY YesY ZeldaSymbol.svg
The Legend of Zelda
?? Link (Hero of Time) YesY YesY ZeldaSymbol.svg
The Legend of Zelda
?? Meta Knight YesY YesY KirbySymbol.svg
Kirby
?? Wario YesY YesY WarioSymbol.svg
Wario
?? Barbara YesY YesY Jam with the Band
?? Dunban YesY YesY XenobladeSymbol.svg
Xenoblade Chronicles
Newcomers[1]
Total[1]

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Including DLC Sets.

Introduced in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

Introduced in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Non-playable characters

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.

Character SSB64 Icon.png SSBM Icon.png SSBB Icon.png SSB4-3 Icon.png SSB4-U Icon.png SSBU Icon.png Universe
Crazy Hand NoN YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY Super Smash Bros.
Dark Emperor NoN NoN NoN YesY[1] NoN YesY Find Mii
Dharkon NoN NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY Super Smash Bros.
Dracula NoN NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY Castlevania
Duon NoN NoN YesY NoN NoN NoN Super Smash Bros.
Fighting Alloy Team NoN NoN YesY NoN NoN NoN Super Smash Bros.
Fighting Polygon Team YesY NoN NoN NoN NoN NoN Super Smash Bros.
Fighting Wire Frames NoN YesY NoN NoN NoN NoN Super Smash Bros.
Flying Man NoN NoN NoN YesY[1] NoN YesY EarthBound
Galeem NoN NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY Super Smash Bros.
Galleom NoN NoN YesY NoN NoN YesY Super Smash Bros.
Giant DK[2] YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY Donkey Kong
Giga Bowser[3] NoN YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY Super Smash Bros.
Koume and Kotake NoN NoN NoN YesY[1] NoN YesY The Legend of Zelda
Marx NoN NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY Kirby
Master Core NoN NoN NoN YesY YesY NoN Super Smash Bros.
Master Hand YesY YesY[4] YesY YesY YesY YesY[5] Super Smash Bros.
Meta Ridley NoN NoN YesY NoN YesY[1] NoN Metroid
Metal Face NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY[1] YesY Xenoblade
Metal Mario[2] YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY Mario
Nabbit NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY[1] YesY Mario
Petey Piranha NoN NoN YesY NoN NoN YesY[6] Mario
Porky Minch NoN NoN YesY NoN NoN NoN EarthBound
Rathalos NoN NoN NoN NoN NoN YesY Monster Hunter
Rayquaza NoN NoN YesY NoN NoN NoN Pokémon
Ridley[7] NoN NoN YesY NoN YesY[1] NoN Metroid
Sandbag[8] NoN YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY Super Smash Bros.
Tabuu NoN NoN YesY NoN NoN NoN Super Smash Bros.
Yellow Devil NoN NoN NoN YesY[1] YesY[1] YesY Mega Man

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Appears as a stage hazard.
  2. 2.0 2.1 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.
  3. Giga Bowser is playable in Brawl and Smash for 3DS/Wii U as Bowser's Final Smash.
  4. Master Hand is playable in Melee through the Master Hand glitch.
  5. Master Hand is officially playable in Ultimate, but only in the penultimate level of World of Light.
  6. Petey Piranha appears in Ultimate as part of Piranha Plant's Final Smash.
  7. Ridley is playable in Ultimate.
  8. Sandbag is mechanically considered an item in Brawl and Smash for 3DS/Wii U, not a character.

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