Since Super Smash Bros. first released in 1999 on the Nintendo 64 system, it has become one of the most-played fighting games of all time, appealing to both hardcore gamers and casual fans alike. Over five installments and six consoles, the crossover series has featured 80+ playable fighters from a host of Nintendo-owned properties, and iconic third-party publisher games as well. Now the Great Pop Culture Debate wants to determine: who is the best Smash Bros. fighter of all time?
Below find a list of all playable fighters in the series as of Smash Ultimate. We included DLC playable characters, but we did not include characters that exist solely via specialty costuming (like Bomberman or Sans).
Choose your favorite Smash fighters below. If you’re taking the poll on a mobile device, we recommend clicking here for ease of use.
The 32 top vote-getters will be discussed in a future season of the Great Pop Culture Debate podcast. Find out more at greatpopculturedebate.com.