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1. Yoshi by M-Thirteen

Very few artists are willing to address just how gross it would feel to actually sit on a giant gecko.

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2. Princess Zelda by Raquel Cornejo

The Ocarina of Time, sister instrument to the more obscure "Keytar of Space".

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3. Mega Man by Brice Madec

(Yes, Mega Man is owned by Capcom, but at this point that's really only a formality)

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4. Captain Falcon by Sterling Morris

This is the last thing I hope to see before I die.

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5. Princess Peach by Caroline Laplante

Props to this artist, who valiantly struggled to make Toadstool's hair make ANY goddamn sense whatsoever.

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6. Rowlet, Litten, and Popplio by Rene Campbell Art

Didn't want to do too many Pokemon (we have TONS of posts for that) but we made an exception for these newcomers.

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7. Ness by Sterling Morris

Hey look, the all-powerful psychic child has a baseball bat, THAT'S COOL.

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8.  Inkling (Girl) by Tuchi

You're a kid now.

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9. Goomba by Felipe Escobar


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10. Samus Aran by Matt DeMino

At what point in the Metroid series is Samus going to change her job title from 'Bounty Hunter' to 'Planetary Exterminator'?

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11. Young Princess Zelda by Salvador Ramírez

Zelda was into pirates and ninjas BEFORE it was an outdated meme.

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12. Bowser by David De Leon Luis

Technically, he's the most attentive father in Nintendo lore.

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13. Porky Minch by ahsa

The ACTUAL greatest villain in Nintendo history.

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14. King Dedede by M-Thirteen

This one gets bonus points for the subtle Escargoon reference.

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15. The Squid Sisters by Ming-Yin Wong

Good to know that in the world of Splatoon, J-POP outlives the entire human race.

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16. Little Mac by Mike Meth

The great pixelated hope himself.



17. Midna by Ástor Alexander

Impin' aint easy.

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18.  Fox McCloud by Sterling Morris

Lylat Wars never changes.

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19. Kirby by hammn

Would you believe this is one of the LESS creepy images I found when searching for 'realistic Kirby'?

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20. Super Mario by Andrew Doma

Brooklyn's finest warrior/plumber



21. Luigi (3D Embed) by soojong kim

Behind those kind Italian eyes, an ocean of suffering.

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22. The Great Evil King, Ganondorf by Mark & Melanie Coleman

Was raised entirely by women, still ends up a giant pig. smdh.



23. Link by Andrew Doris

Name another hero that can rock a tunic this well.

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24. Toad by Eric Beck

This might be the first time I truly recognized that Toad's head looks DELICIOUS.