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Link is taller than Mario but who towers over them all?

Okay, maybe that title isn't entirely accurate but this piece of artwork from Hyrule Historia (via Kotaku) compares the heights of characters from The Mushroom Kingdom and Hyrule and guess what? Hyrule has the taller characters.

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Who is the tallest Nintendo character?

Postby Nintendo4Ever » 29 Jan 2013, 10:17

Bowser. Although his size does change to adapt to his surroundings... Like a go kart. I'm pretty sure Bowser's usually the biggest though, Ganondorf has shapeshifting abilities to turn into Ganon, he doesn't seem that tall in his human form.
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Re: Who is the tallest Nintendo character?

Postby K-tet » 29 Jan 2013, 11:21

Any form of growth power-up (e.g. Mushroom) is automatically excluded from this discussion.

Rosalina from Super Mario Galaxy is extremely tall, but maintains a standard height in Mario Kart. Same with Honey Queen.

Wailord's technically the biggest Pokémon, standing in at a colossal 47'07" (that's 14.5m for those that don't know their old money, shame on you). However, other characters (such as Cordelia from Panel de Pon) just don't have height bio's.

Giga Bowser on the other hand... if this was a true canon transformation and not a Smash transformation, would probably take the title as the tallest standardised Nintendo Character. Again, Bowser's heights vary from game-to-game, so whether it would hold any credence or not is nigh-on impossible to judge, though the topic itself is fun to discuss.
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Re: Who is the tallest Nintendo character?

Postby tomonm » 29 Jan 2013, 11:44

Wailord's cheating a bit as isn't his height based on its length. I listed Palkia as he seems to be the tallest Pokemon who can stand up.
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Re: Who is the tallest Nintendo character?

Postby IPecksU » 29 Jan 2013, 12:40

I thought it was wailord
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Re: Who is the tallest Nintendo character?

Postby metalgario » 29 Jan 2013, 13:05

The Wind Fish from Zelda IV? Doshin the Giant?
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Re: Who is the tallest Nintendo character?

Postby MartinIsAwesome » 29 Jan 2013, 13:25

Well, if the Mario & Sonic sports games are anythhing to go by, Mario is about as tall as Sonic who stands in at 100cm, and Ganon looks to be just under 3.5 Mario's tall, so that's roughly 350cm. What that is in feet I have no clue.
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Re: Who is the tallest Nintendo character?

Postby master sword » 29 Jan 2013, 13:26

Hades from Kid Icarus, i'd say he's on par with Doshin
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Who is the tallest Nintendo character?

Postby SnorlaxMonster » 29 Jan 2013, 13:50

ZeldaWiki has Ganondorf's height, but that's as a human and this image has him as Ganon.

[quote=ZeldaWiki]According to Hyrule Historia, Ganondorf is 230 centimeters tall (approximately 7 and a half feet) in Ocarina of Time. His 1/4 scale model from First4Figures, who used in game data to faithfully recreate his appearance in Twilight Princess, stands at 23 inches tall, which indicates that he stands at 7ft 6 in that game as well.[/quote]

However, OoT Link's figure says
He measures approximately 7 inches tall, including the base. If standing tall, he would measure 8.5 inches tall, accurately keeping in scale with current and future statues in the series.

Unfortunately, the site doesn't state the scale Link is at (and he is from a different line to the Ganondorf figure), but if we knew we could calculate Link's height.

As for Pokémon, the tallest is Wailord at 14.5 m (47'07"), dwarfing Ganondorf.
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Re: Who is the tallest Nintendo character?

Postby smashbros-kid » 29 Jan 2013, 14:18

Possibly Andross? He's much bigger than an Arwing which I'd guess is a similar size to a modern day fighter-jet. There's plenty of bosses from Mario, Zelda and Metroid that are absolutely huge. The imprisoned from Skyward sword has got to be bigger than Palkia, Link is about the size of one of his toes.
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Re: Who is the tallest Nintendo character?

Postby KH81314 » 29 Jan 2013, 14:47

master sword wrote:Hades from Kid Icarus, i'd say he's on par with Doshin

I agree that Hades might be the tallest.
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Re: Who is the tallest Nintendo character?

Postby Mew3 » 29 Jan 2013, 16:27

KH81314 wrote:
master sword wrote:Hades from Kid Icarus, i'd say he's on par with Doshin

I agree that Hades might be the tallest.

Definitely
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Re: Who is the tallest Nintendo character?

Postby RiksilveR » 29 Jan 2013, 16:54

Mew3 wrote:
KH81314 wrote:Hades from Kid Icarus, i'd say he's on par with Doshin

I agree that Hades might be the tallest.

Isn't Medusa just a bit taller? Although I guess her hair probably adds a bit, so she's cheating really.
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Re: Who is the tallest Nintendo character?

Postby Waldy565 » 29 Jan 2013, 17:37

I bet I'm as tall as the Professor... Layton, just for anyone who hasn't played the games, we're both beanpoles xD (6'4")
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Re: Who is the tallest Nintendo character?

Postby Waldy565 » 29 Jan 2013, 17:41

K-tet wrote:Wailord's technically the biggest Pokémon, standing in at a colossal 47'07" (that's 14.5m for those that don't know their old money, shame on you). However, other characters (such as Cordelia from Panel de Pon) just don't have height bio's.

Giga Bowser on the other hand... if this was a true canon transformation and not a Smash transformation, would probably take the title as the tallest standardised Nintendo Character.


Yeah, very true, forgot about Wailord... And I know I'm late too the party, but I only got Smash Bros 2 years ago, so only today have I discovered the mentalism that is Giga Bowser... awesome though
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Re: Who is the tallest Nintendo character?

Postby Bigtime » 29 Jan 2013, 18:04

How about that genie from Mario Party 4/5, can't remember which. Chucking the obscure reference out there.
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Re: Who is the tallest Nintendo character?

Postby cheatmaster30 » 29 Jan 2013, 19:29

Megaleg probably. Come on, Bowser's big and Ganon's pretty big, but that robot is moon/planet sized:

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Re: Who is the tallest Nintendo character?

Postby K-tet » 29 Jan 2013, 21:13

tomonm wrote:Wailord's cheating a bit as isn't his height based on its length. I listed Palkia as he seems to be the tallest Pokemon who can stand up.

Palkia's probably the largest bipedal Pokémon, but Dialga's larger than Palkia despite being quadrupedal. However. height and length are the same statistic in Pokémon, so Wailord's the biggest. Steelix is the 2nd largest overall, standing in at 30 feet two inches (9.2m new money).

Anyway, there are plenty of others you can throw around. Any God/Goddess-like creature can easily be considered a lot taller. Look to those in Kid Icarus: Uprising, look to Cordelia (and, to a lesser extent, the likes of Zilba and Thanatos from Panel de Pon). You also have Doshin the Giant, heck, Andross is a good enough bet.

For those wondering about Link's height. Many sources reference his height as 5'7, or 170cm. That seems about right in keeping with his stature and the skills he possesses (Death Battle referencing also).
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Re: Who is the tallest Nintendo character?

Postby superthingymabob » 29 Jan 2013, 23:55

Apart from Wailord, I thought Groudon was taller than Palkia?
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Re: Who is the tallest Nintendo character?

Postby Samster296 » 30 Jan 2013, 18:38

I would say the Moon from Majora's Mask is the tallest. And it is probably also the widest too.
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