Can You Name All of These Characters from Super Smash Bros.?

By: Khadija Leon
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About This Quiz

Super Smash Bros., which was created by Nintendo, is a series of crossover fighting video games whose objective is to knock the opponent off a stage. A number of versions have been released, each of which has unique characters that first appeared in other video game series. 

The characters who appear in the game can be sorted into two different categories; the playable and the non-playable. The playable characters can further be divided into the characters that you start with at the beginning of the game, the unlockable characters which you earn as you go along, and the downloadable characters. The non-playable characters cannot be controlled by the players and are usually the enemies or bosses. 

How well do you know the characters who have appeared in the Super Smash Bros. games? Will you only be able to identify those from the "perfect attendance crew," because they have appeared in every game thus far, or will you be able to identify characters who first show up in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, released in December 2018? Let's find out just how much you know!

Mario, originally known as Jumpman, made his debut in 1981 in the Nintendo video game Donkey Kong. He is one of the longest-running playable characters in both the Mario series and the Super Smash Bros. games, appearing in all of them thus far.

Shulk, the main character of the Xenoblade Chronicles, is also a playable character in Super Smash Bros. 4, whose appearance in the game was leaked before the game’s release. Because of his sword, the Monado, the character possesses many unique abilities.

Lucina, who was first introduced in Fire Emblem Awakening, is a princess of the Kingdom of Ylisse and the daughter of Chrom. She was a newcomer in Super Smash Bros. 4.

Ness is the main character of the cult classic Earthbound from the Mother/Earthbound franchise. He has appeared in the entire Super Smash Bros. series.

Duck Hunt is a character who made his debut in the self-titled 1984 game, whose goal was to shoot a specific number of ducks using limited bullets in a specific amount of time. He appears in many of the Super Smash Bros. games.

Marth is one of the main characters from the Fire Emblem series, and also the first character from the game to appear in a Super Smash Bros. game. It has been said that his popularity in the game is what influenced Nintendo to create the other Fire Emblem games.

Donkey Kong, sometimes called DK, is the main character from the Donkey Kong series and one of the many recurring characters in the Mario series. The character has also appeared as a playable character in the entire Super Smash Bros. series.

Ryu is one of the many characters from the Capcom Street Fighter series. He first appeared as a downloadable character in Super Smash Bros. 4.

Ganondorf, known as Ganon in beast form, is a character from the Legend of Zelda series, always appearing as the archenemy of Link, the main protagonist. He also appears as a playable character in many of the Super Smash Bros. games.

Captain Falcon, whose name is Douglas Jay Falcon, is the main racer from Nintendo’s F-Zero series. He has appeared throughout the entire Super Smash Bros. series.

Roy is a character from the Fire Emblem series and made his debut in the Super Smash Bros. Melee, along with another character, Marth. The character is unlockable either by beating Classic or Adventure as Marth or by playing 900 vs. mode matches.

Link is the main protagonist of the Legend of Zelda series. Link has appeared in several incarnations of the original character, but they all seem to share the same destiny. He has also been featured in all of the Super Smash Bros. games.

Meta Knight is a character from the Kirby universe, usually appearing as Kirby’s rival, but sometimes as his ally and/or mentor. He appeared in Super Smash Bros. Melee as a collectible trophy and then in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a playable character.

Jigglypuff is a normal/fairy type Generation I Pokémon from the Pokémon series and is also a member of the “perfect-attendance crew,” appearing in all of the Super Smash Bros. series. In the game, his Rest Attack is one of the most powerful moves.

Cloud Strife is one of the main characters from the Final Fantasy series, making his debut in Final Fantasy VII. He first appears in Super Smash Bros. 4 as a downloadable character.

Dark Pit is a character from Kid Icarus. He is the rival and clone of Pit, the main protagonist. He appeared in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a Pit palette swap and then in Super Smash Bros. 4 as his own character.

Samus Aran is a famous bounty hunter from Nintendo’s Metroid series, who is usually seen helping the Galactic Federation to fight space pirates. She, who has been called one of the franchise's most famous heroines, has appeared in all of the Super Smash Bros. games.

Wario is a character from the Mario series and the spin-off self-titled game series as Mario’s rival. He appeared in the first two Super Smash Bros. games in a cameo but became a fully playable character in the other games.

Princess Peach, also known as Princess Toadstool or simply Peach, is a character from the Mario universe, often appearing as the damsel in distress. She also appears in several of the Super Smash Bros. games, both as a playable character and a trophy.

Ike is a character from the Fire Emblem series, first as a protagonist in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance. He first appeared in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a playable character and has appeared in every one since.

Yoshi is a character who first appeared in Super Mario World in 1990, and later in his own series with his own species. The little green dinosaur appeared in many of the Super Smash Bros. games.

Diddy Kong is one of the characters from the Donkey Kong series. He is Donkey Kong's best friend, nephew and sidekick, and he is a recurring character from the Mario series. The character was only briefly mentioned in the early Smash Bros. games, he is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. 4.

Bayonetta, also known as Cereza, is the character from the Platinum Games and Sega game Bayonetta. The member of the Umbra Witches appears as a playable downloadable character in Super Smash Bros. 4.

Princess Daisy is a recurring character from the Mario series, where she is the ruler of Sarasaland. She appeared in a few of the Super Smash Bros. games first as a trophy, and she is a playable character in Ultimate.

Sonic the Hedgehog is the title character of the Sonic the Hedgehog game series and the mascot of the game company Sega. He made his Smash Bros. debut in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Kirby, who was created by the famed developer Masahiro Sakurai, is the main character of the Kirby game series. He is a member of the “perfect-attendance crew,” appearing as a playable character in all of the Super Smash Bros. games.

King Dedede is a character from the Kirby series, often appearing as the villain or anti-hero. The selfish, self-proclaimed king made a brief cameo in the original Super Smash Bros., became a collectible trophy in Melee, and is a playable character in Brawl, 4 and Ultimate.

Bowser is the leader of the Koopa Troop and the King of the Koopas from the Mario franchise, where he appears as the archenemy of the title character – Mario. He has also appeared in all of the Super Smash Bros. games since Melee as a playable character.

Lucario is a Fighting/Steel-type fourth generation Pokémon who appears in many Pokémon television series and games. He first appears as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Fox McCloud is the leader of the Star Fox team and the main protagonist from the Star Fox series. Featured as a playable character, he is a member of the Smash Bros. “perfect-attendance crew.”

Rosalina is a character from the Mario series who made her debut as a playable character and a trophy in Super Smash Bros. 4. She, along with Luma, appears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as an unlockable character.

Wolf O’Donnell is a character who appeared in the Star Fox series as the leader of the Star Wolf team, the rivals of the Star Fox team. He appears as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Ultimate.

Piranha Plants are enemies who were first seen in the Mario game series, as enemies of the title character. Just as in their original game series, they appear out of warp pipes in the Super Smash Bros. However, in Ultimate, Piranha Plant is a playable character.

Princess Zelda is the title character from the game series The Legend of Zelda. Like Link, there are several incarnations of this character throughout the series. She made her debut in Super Smash Bros. Melee as a playable character and has appeared in each one since.

Mega Man is a highly advanced robotic character from Capcom’s Mega Man series. He is also a playable character and a trophy in Super Smash Bros. 4. He returns as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Pikachu is a first-generation Pokémon from the Pokémon series who is also a member of the “perfect-attendance crew” in the Super Smash Bros. series. In Ultimate, Pikachu has a female variant as well as costume changes.

Sheik is a character from The Legend of Zelda universe, making her debut in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time as the magically-induced male alter ego of Princess Zelda. She was new to Super Smash Bros. Melee as a transformation of Zelda and as a playable character in SSB 4.

Palutena is a character who first appeared in the Kid Icarus series and then the Super Smash Bros. Brawl, but only during Pit’s Final Smash and Palutena’s Army, where her image forms in the background. She then made her debut as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. 4.

Luigi is one of many characters who appear in the Mario series. He is the younger twin brother of the title character. Like his brother, he is a member of the “perfect-attendance crew,” having been featured in all of the Super Smash Bros. series.

Pac-Man is the main character in Namco’s Pac-Man series, after making his debut in the 1980 self-titled arcade game. He first appeared as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. 4.

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