The ReviewGeek Recommends the Top 10 Nintendo Protagonists of All Time

The ReviewGeek Recommends the Top 10 Nintendo Protagonists of All Time ...

Over the years, Nintendo has developed a number of games for enthusiasts. Each game provides a engaging narrative, an excellent cast, and engaging worlds for players to wander through. None of these worlds would be as enjoyable without its protagonists.

We want to honor Nintendo's long-term gaming legacy by highlighting some of their most well-known characters. Whether it's their enticing personality or their style, these are some of Nintendo's finest protagonists yet.

In the comments below, as always, we'd love to hear your thoughts on our picks.

Mario (Super Mario Bros.)

Mario is Nintendo's definitive mascot, no matter whether you like or despise him. From his early battles with Donkey Kong to his long-running rivalry with the evil turtle dragon, Bowser, he's seen it all. His adventures have changed dramatically over the years. He now fights terrifying dragons in medieval landscapes.

Many people love Mario's recognizable voice, which he gave him. His "wahoos" and "mama mia's" played a key role in making many people's childhoods bright and imaginative. Mario's games may not be the most challenging, but they're nonetheless addictive.

Nintendo and Illumination's next Super Mario Bros. Film may be the perfect opportunity to flesh out Mario and the lore surrounding the world he explores, as well as a poorly received one like the 1993 live-action film.

Link (The Legend of Zelda)

Two franchises pop into mind when fans think of Nintendo: Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda. Unlike the former, the latter has more depth. The Legend of Zelda cast has emotionally-charged backgrounds and endures adventures that will excite players.

Although he occasionally screams or gasps, words never spiraled out of his mouth. Players can tell how Link feels about situations as he reacts to things. He's a cheerful, courageous, and likable hero who's embarked on many fantastical adventures.

The games he originates from are all well-received in a certain degree. Link's greatest adventure yet will be aided by a wide range of sci-fi and fantastical technology. Check out 2017's The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Samus Aran (Metroid)

Samus Aran's violent adventures in the Metroid universe are unsurpassed by East fans. From the cunning space pirate Ridley to the complex Mother Brain, Samus overcomes many newcomers to empathy.

Samus Aran is Nintendo's greatest female powerhouse on this note. She is renowned for her independence, strength, and perseverance.

McCloud, Fox (Star Fox)

The Star Fox series hasn't had a great year in a row, but it still holds a special place in many Nintendo fans' hearts. Along with his fellow wingmen Peppy, Falco, and Slippy, they travel through space to maintain peace in the universe.

Fox's childhood was a flop. After a tragic confrontation with Andross, his father made it his mission to disrupt Andross' plans. However, he'll need to go through Andross's mercenaries, including Team Star Wolf, in order to accomplish his goal.

In later installments, Fox's character would be altered. Some went as far as depicting him as a lazy space pilot. Eventually, Fox would meet Krystal, a female fox he meets in Star Fox Adventures.

Donkey Kong (Donkey Kong Country) is a name for the island of Donkey Kong.

Donkey Kong is a funny, powerful ape that has left his harmful roots in several titles. His friend Diddy Kong will guide him through thick and thin.

Donkey Kong is a Kong who joins forces with other Kongs to defeat monsters like King K. Rool, Tiki Tong, and Lord Fredrik. Each villain is more powerful and crazier than the previous. He is a fan of people tarnishing his homeland, especially his succulent bananas.

Donkey Kong shows no mercy to anyone who misleads him with his giant fists or grabbing his coconut gun to shoot him. This is why he is so popular among modern Nintendo fans.

Ness (Earthbound)

Shigesato Itoi's game, Earthbound, was set in a familiar world to us, including anthropomorphic toxic waste, to cultists who threaten to harm children. While Ness is the best, many argue he isn't the same.

Ness is a small town called Onett in Eagleland, a world known for JRPG characters at the time. His childlike appearance and modernized outfit make him more relatable and realistic. However, don't let his ordinary appearance fool you. Ness harbors incredible psychic abilities and befriends many strange yet charming individuals who will assist him in preventing the evil alien Giygas.

Ness landed a spot in the first Super Smash Bros. game, which influenced many Nintendo fans. Undertale and Deltarune were created by Toby Fox, a pioneering independent game designer.

Kirby (Kirby series)

Kirby has gone through some crazy adventures despite appearance as a pink adorable puffball. From fierce penguin lords like King DeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDeDe

Kirby has been given the ability to gobble up opponents and copy their abilities. For instance, if Kirby swallows up an experienced swordsman, he will become one too. However, Kirby prefers to zoom through worlds, lands, and civilizations via his Warp Star.

Kirby's popularity has boosted the series' popularity, thus the name Kirby: Right Back at Ya! was created to commemorate the series' success. Due to its engaging characters, gripping plot, and fantastic voice acting, Kirby's anime was well-received.

Pit (Kid Icarus)

Kid Icarus was a niche series like Mach Rider, Ice Climber, and The Mysterious Murasame Castle, which was farmed out by the Nintendo community in 2008. This all changed when Super Smash Bros. Brawl was released in 2008. Many modern Nintendo enthusiasts became interested in Pit and the world he grew up in.

Pit and his friends received a complete makeover for the Nintendo 3DS game Kid Icarus Uprising in 2011, which was previously stalled on the system, thanks to its fast-paced gameplay, colorful world, and friendly cast.

Pit is a hardworking guy who fights countless demons, gods, and entities in his world. He will do everything in his power to protect those he loves from evildoers. He loves to see his friends again.

Shulk (Xenoblade Chronicles)

Xenoblade Chronicles is a fantastic JRPG series with fantastic characters, engaging gameplay, and a vibrant open world. The game has produced four incredible games that revolve around different protagonists and storylines. Shulk is considered as the game's greatest protagonist.

Shulk has faced many odds, from giant robots to deity figures. He has a fantastic cybernetic sword known as the Monado, which gives him great strength in battle. Despite being an easy-going character, Shulk has endured many difficult situations throughout the Xenoblade Chronicles universe. He fights for a brighter future.

Shulk is able to peer into the future, which assists him in preventing many people from tragic events. He's also an intelligent person who loves to spend his time researching indoors rather than exploring his world for new discoveries.

Ike (Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance) is a fictional character.

Over the years, the Fire Emblem series has produced countless entries. It was once a dwindling franchise in Nintendo's eyes, but managed to resurrect itself thanks to the phenomenal success of the Nintendo 3DS game Fire Emblem Awakening. Although Ike does not have a debut in that game, he is well-known for being a fantastic Fire Emblem protagonist.

Ike is a noble swordsman who takes over as the leader of the Greil Mercenaries after his father passes away. He vows to help his country from Ashnard, the kingdom of Dein's unruly ruler.

Ike is well-known for being an abrupt and passionate individual. He will never fear to vent against authorities and has the courage to defend his blunt statements. Due to his impressive stats and growth rates, Marth, Roy, Byleth, Robin, and others have their strengths.

So, here's our pick for the best Nintendo protagonists over the years!

What do you think of our picks? Are you a fan of them? Are there any notable omissions? Let us know in the comments below!

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