The overwhelming success of Super Smash Bros. and its sequel, Melee, has been a major boost for all things Nintendo, especially in terms of GameFAQs Contest performance.
As of 2013 all 12 original SSB characters have now been represented in the Character Battle.
The SSB characters are as follows (ranked by tier):
Also, non-playable character Master Hand managed to make the field of the 2005 Villains Contest, where he was involved in an epic match against Kuja.
Super Smash Bros. would have been a 12 seed in the Best Game Ever II Contest in 2009, but it replaced by Suikoden after Board 8 recommended the swap in an Add-Remove topic.