Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. features dozens of characters from our favorite video game franchises beating the crap out of each other, but which fighter is the best? While you could just look at which fighters win the most competitive tournaments and call it a day, we say there’s more to it than that. We’re also looking at what each character brings to the game that’s special, how well they replicate their signature elements, and, very importantly, how much fun they are to play.
Note that this ranking includes only characters that have appeared as fighters up until Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS. Once we’ve spent some time with Ultimate and we’ve seen all of the DLC characters it has to offer, we’ll revisit this ranking.