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Top - Mario series - The Legend of Zelda series - Metroid series - Donkey Kong series - Kirby series - F-Zero series - Fire Emblem series - Star Fox series - Pokémon series - Earthbound/Mother series - Pikmin series - Animal Crossing series - Nintendo Wars series - Golden Sun series - Kid Icarus series - Punch-Out!! series - Xenoblade series - Splatoon series - Other series

CharacterInformation
Mario series
Baby Bowser Baby Bowser first appeared in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. He is basically the younger version of King Bowser, as the game takes place in the past.
Baby Luigi The baby version of Luigi. He first appeared in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island where he was kidnapped by Kamek and Baby Bowser. He would later on be a playable character in games such as Mario Kart: Double Dash‼ and Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time.
Baby Mario The baby version of Mario. He first appeared in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island where he and Yoshi went off to save Baby Luigi.
Birdo Birdo first appeared in Doki Doki Panic, a non-Mario game. However, the character would later appear in the remake of the game which did in-fact feature Mario characters, and would then be a playable character in other games.
Bowser The primary antagonist of the series, first appearing in Super Mario Bros. In almost every game in the paramount series he kidnaps Princess Peach.
Bowser Jr. Bowser's son, presumably the youngest of his eight known ones. He made his debut in Super Mario Sunshine.
Princess Daisy Daisy first appeared in Super Mario Land where she was the damsel in distress. She was kidnapped by Tatanga and would later be rescued by Mario. She is the ruler of Sarassaland and later appeared in Mario spinoffs.
Geno One of the most popular Mario-RPG characters. He first appeared in Super Mario RPG: The Legend of the Seven Stars for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.
King Boo The antagonist of Luigi's Mansion and a boss in other titles as well such as Super Mario Sunshine. The Boo is, as his name implies, the king over all the Boos.
Luigi One of the protagonists of the Mario series, and Mario's twin brother. He first appeared in Mario Bros.. He has a few characteristics that contradict Mario's, such as being a bit cowardly, wearing green clothing, being taller and basically looking a bit different, among other features.
Mario The paramount protagonist of the series, and unarguably the most popular video game character. He's Nintendo's mascot and has been dubbed "Mr. Video Game". He first appeared in Donkey Kong on the arcades as Jumpman, though would later be known as Mario.
Nabbit A thief that has most of the time an antagonistic role
Pauline The first damsel in distress in the series, first appearing in Donkey Kong. She would later resurface with the release of Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis.
Princess Peach One of the more popular characters in the series. She first appeared in Super Mario Bros. where she was kidnapped by Bowser as she was the only one who was capable of reversing his black magic which he cast upon the land of the Mushroom Kingdom. She is the princess of the Mushroom Kingdom and the most notable damsel in distress in not only the series, but probably in all of gaming.
Professor E. Gadd A scientist who first appeared in Luigi's Mansion. He's created various inventions throughout the Mario series, such as a time machine, the Poltergust 3000, and various doo-dads in Mario Party Advance.
Rosalina The princess who appeared in Super Mario Galaxy. She wasn't a "damsel-in-distress", but was rather the operator of the Observatory and the "mother" of the Luma.
Toad The loyal servant of Princess Peach who does his best to protect her though he is often kidnapped as much as she is. Toad made his debut appearance in Super Mario Bros. as one of the Mushroom Retainers though his true debut was in Super Mario Bros. 2 as a playable character. Toad is also the name of the species that the character belongs to and they all appear very similar in appearance as the character Toad as well.
Waluigi A greedy character who first appeared in Mario Tennis where he was a friend or cousin of Wario's. Not much is known about the character's history.
Wario A character whose greediness gets him into a lot of trouble. He is unarguably one of the most famous characters in the series, and his first game appearance - Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, was just the starting point. He would later get his own series of video games that ranged from platformers to mini-game titles.
Yoshi The lovable dinosaur who first appeared in Super Mario World, where he would assist Mario and Luigi on their quest to save Dinosaur Island and the princess. His abilities were so popular that he got his own series of games.
The Legend of Zelda series
Link The silent protagonist of the series. He first appeared in The Legend of Zelda. There are multiple incarnations of Link, though all of them take on a simple set of clothing which consists of a green tunic. In the series he has the bearer of the Triforce of Courage.
Princess Zelda Princess Zelda is the ruler over Hyrule and a descendant of the Goddess Hylia who reincarnated as the first Zelda. She has appeared in some form in every Zelda game, though like Link there are multiple incarnations of the character.She is the bearer of the Triforce of Wisdom
Ganon (dorf) Ganon is the primary antagonist of the series. He is the incarnation of the Demise's hatred, he lusts to have power over the world and attempts to do so through his quest to come in possession of all the triforce shards. He is the bearer of the Triforce of Power
Epona Link's trusty steed who first appeared in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
Tingle An odd creature who first appeared in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, where he would do nothing more than sell Link maps. He would later become an either popular or hated character throughout the series, even getting a game of his own.
Impa The chief of the Sheikah and Zelda's servant
Metroid series
Kraid A large hulking boss creature who first appeared in Metroid. He's one of the many allies of the Space Pirates, and is usually considered a guardian of specific objects in the series. While in most games to date he is huge, he was originally Samus' height.
Mother Brain The primary antagonist of the first Metroid.
Ridley Considered the paramount antagonist of the series. He first appeared in the original Metroid as a secondary boss, though would later become more popular and would take on the role as the final boss through many games. He resembles a dragon of some sort and is allied with the Space Pirates.
Samus Aran The female protagonist of the series. She's appeared in every Metroid game to-date as the playable character. She's guarded by powerful armor created by the Chozo, and is the most famous bounty hunter in the series.
Adam Malkovich
Donkey Kong series
Diddy Kong Donkey Kong's primary sidekick in the series. He first appeared in Donkey Kong Country and went on to star in many other titles.
Donkey Kong The protagonist of the series. He first appeared in Donkey Kong as the antagonist, though would later be a bit more friendly.
Dixie Kong
Cranky Kong
Funky Kong
Kirby series
King Dedede King Dedede is the antagonist of the Kirby series, though never ends up being the final boss. He wields a large hammer and resembles a sort of penguin.
Kirby The pink star warrior of Dream Land. He's only eight inches tall, though he has an undeniable appetite for everything. Not only that, but he can also "copy" his opponent's abilities.
Meta Knight Meta Knight is a mysterious character and a fan favorite.
F-Zero series
Captain Falcon The most notable racer in the series. He first appeared in F-Zero and has ever since been a popular choice among players.
Samurai Goroh Captain Falcon's archenemy. He was disbanded from the police force long ago and has since then become a bounty hunter. He first appeared in F-Zero along with the Falcon.
Fire Emblem series
Marth The protagonist of Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem and the main representative of the series. He leads the war to save Archanea from the clutches of Medeus
Alm
Celica
Seliph
Eldigan
Leif
Roy
Lyn
Eliwood
Hector
Eirika
Ephraim
Ike The protagonist of Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance. He's a blue haired warrior who'll eventually become the commander of the Greil Mercenaries.
Chrom
Robin The avatar for Fire Emblem: Awakening who helps lead the Shepherds as they protect Ylisse from its various enemies.
Lucina A future princess of Ylisse that returns to the past to prevent the rise of Grima
Corrin The protagonist and avatar of Fire Emblem Fates. He/she is a prince/princess of Nohr who discovers he was originally a prince/princess of Hoshido and is split between the conflict of the warring nations
Star Fox series
Andross The antagonist of the series.
Falco Lombardi The ace pilot of the Star Fox team. He is seen as arrogant, but is also second in command.
Fox McCloud The protagonist of the series. He first appeared in Star Fox for the SNES, where he was the leader of the team.
Slippy Toad The Mechanic of the Star Fox team. He tends to get in trouble and needs the others to rescue him.
Peppy Hare
Krystal
General Pepper
Wolf O'Donnell
Pigma Dengar
Leon Powalski
Andrew Oikonny
Panther Caroso
Pokemon series
Pokémon Trainer There's not an official name for this particular character, whom you'll control. You're allowed to chose his or her name in the series. He or she first appeared in Pokémon Red and Blue for the Game Boy.
Professor Oak
Earthbound/Mother series
Lucas The protagonist of Mother 3. He's a blond haired kid who slightly resembles the characters from the previous games.
Ness The protagonist of Earthbound. He resembles Ninten from Mother, though is actually a different character. His name is a reference to the SNES, the console the game was released on, as it is his name, just rearranged.
Ninten The protagonist of the first game in the series - Mother. His name is a shortened version of "Nintendo".
Pikmin series
Captain Olimar The protagonist of the series. He first appeared in Pikmin where his ship crash landed on a mysterious planet (presumed to be Earth). There, he found odd creatures called Pikmin who would help him rebuild his ship so that he could escape the planet.
Louie Louie is Olimar's clumsy partner. He has a big appetite for Pikpik Carrots, thus revealing why he drools at the sight of Pikmin.
Alph One of the three protagonists of Pikmin 3.
Brittany One of the three protagonists of Pikmin 3.
Charlie One of the three protagonists of Pikmin 3.
Animal Crossing series
Isabelle The mayor's assistant, introduced in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Tom Nook The raccoon that runs the store in town.
Tortimer The (former) mayor of town, an elderly turtle, who likes to sleep a lot.
Sable and Mabel
Kapp'n
Mr. Resetti
Lottie
Nintendo Wars series
Golden Sun series
Isaac

The silent protagonist of the first Golden Sun. He is a Venus Adept from Vale.

Garet

He is a Mars Adept from Vale. He is hot-tempered and acts without thinking. He is first introduced in Golden Sun.

Ivan

He is a Jupiter Adept from Congito/Kalay. He is sensible, intelligent and balances out Garet. He is the third member of your party in Golden Sun.

Mia

She is a Mercury Adept and healer from Imil. She is the last member to join your party in Golden Sun.

Felix

The protagonist of Golden Sun: The Lost Age. He is a Venus Adept from Vale.

Jenna

She is brother to Felix and a Mars Adept from Vale. She is a guest character in Golden Sun. and the first playable character in Golden Sun: The Lost Age.

Sheba

She is a Jupiter Adept from Lalivero. She is first introduced at the end of Golden Sun and playable in Golden Sun: The Lost Age.

Piers

He is a Mercury Adept from Lemuria and captain of your ship. He is the only Playable character not introduced in the first game.

Matthew He is the son of Isaac and the protagonist of Golden Sun: Dark Dawn
Kid Icarus series
Pit The protagonist of the series. He sports two small wings that barely enable him to fly.
Palutena Palutena is the Goddess of Light and the damsel-in-distress of the series.
Medusa The Goddess of Darkness and the main antagonist of the original Kid Icarus
Hades The sarcastic ruler of the Underworld and the true main antagonist in Kid Icarus: Uprising.
Dark Pit A clone of pit created by Pandora's mirror of truth, he serves as an anti hero in Uprising.
Viridi The human hating Goddess of nature, she firstly appears as an antagonist but later become a supportive character.
Punch-Out!! series
Little Mac The main character in the series. He's the smallest fighter, though with the help of Doc he becomes the best.
Doc Louis
Xenoblade series
Xenoblade Chronicles
Shulk The protagonist of Xenoblade Chronicles, he is the wielder of the divine sword called the Monado and vow to use it against the Mechons who attacked his home.
Reyn One of Shulk's childhood friend as well as a playable character in Xenoblade Chronicles, he is a soldier of Colony 9 and decide to follow shulk in his quest
Fiora One of Shulk's childhood friend as well as a playable character in Xenoblade Chronicles, she is deeply in love with shulk even if the later doesn't seem to notice it.
Dunban The big brother of Fiora as well as a playable character in Xenoblade Chronicles, Dunban is a war hero as well as the former user of the Monado, he is generally seen as a father figure for the group.
Sharla A medic from Colony 6 as well as a playable character in Xenoblade Chronicles, Sharla joined the group to avenge those who fell during the attack of Colony 6 by the Mechons
Melia The princess of the High Entia as well as a playable character in Xenoblade Chronicles, Melia joined the group to avenge her father who was killed by Metal Face, she is also in love with Shulk.
Riki The Heropon of Frontier Village as well as a playable character in Xenoblade Chronicles, Riki is a nopon who was indebted due to his many childrens ravenous appetite, he joined the group in hope of clearing his debts.
Zanza Zanza is the true main antagonist of Xenoblade Chronicles, he is a god that is trying to reset the world in which the protagonists lives killing almost any lifeform in the process.
Dickson Shulk's foster father as well as a secondary antagonist in Xenoblade Chronicles, Dickson is one of Zanza's disciples that is tought to be a supportive character during most of the game.
Lorithia The leader of Alcamoth's ministry of research as well as a secondary antagonist in Xenoblade Chronicles, Lorithia is one of Zanza's disciples that want to attaint eternal life through helping the God.
Alvis Alvis is a computer responsible for the creation of the two titans as well as a supportive character in Xenoblade Chronicles, he act as a secondary antagonist by helping Zanza during the game but in the end his true loyalty belong to Shulk and his group.
Xenoblade Chronicles X
Cross The avatar for Xenoblade Chronicles X
Elma
Splatoon
Callie
Marie
Cap'n Cuttlefish
Judd the Cat
Other series
Chibi-Robo The main playable character is a small robot of series with same name who lives in a normal sized house. His goal in the game is to tidy up and ultimately blast any potential threat.
Dillon
Duck Hunt Dog
Mallo
Mr. Game & Watch
Qbby
Spring Man

See also

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