Characters from Nintendo's arcade-style boxing series, ''VideoGame/PunchOut''. ''Keep in mind that the identity of some of these characters are spoilers''.


[[folder: Main Characters]]

!!Little Mac
-> Appears in: NES, SNES (as a brown-haired kid instead of black-haired), and Wii\\
Voiced in Super Punch-Out!! by: Charles Martinet\\
Voiced in the Wii game by: Matt Harty

A scrappy young pugilist from the Bronx, New York. Possibly influenced by [[Manga/HajimeNoIppo Ippo Makunouchi]] and/or Franchise/RockyBalboa.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: In the Wii game. He's typically assumed to be Italian-American, like Rocky Balboa.
* {{Badass}}: The 17-year-old that once took down Mike Tyson himself.
* BadassNormal: He's puny compared to his competition, and has no gimmicks. Doesn't stop him from rising to the top.
* BloodKnight: A rather subtle example, but judging by the way he glares at his opponents between rounds and grins triumphantly when he wins it's clear Mac loves what he does.
* DeathOfAThousandCuts: Unless he nets himself some star punches, his only method of dealing with opponents is hitting them with weak individual punches, ''a lot''.
* {{Determinator}}: No matter how gigantic and intimidating his opponents are, he never backs down. Well displayed when you first face Mr. Sandman in the Wii version: as he's walking towards the ring, Doc Louis looks at him terrified, but Mac simply gives an undaunted grunt and gets to it, leaving Doc to smile proudly at his pupil.
* {{Expy}}: The SNES version of him looks a lot like [[Manga/DragonBall Trunks while being in Super Saiyan mode]]. Extra hilarity: ''[[VisualPun he's wearing boxing trunks]].''
* FragileSpeedster: Compared to everyone else in the league, at least. Even ''[[WarmupBoss Glass Joe]]'' can deal more damage per punch, if you let him. But who else can land multiple punches in a row such that the opponent cannot defend between them? Heck, if you pay attention, the clock ''slows'' while you're following up with stun punches. Mac is small and light, but he is ''fast''.
* GuestFighter: His SNES appearance in the [=GameCube=] port of ''Fight Night Round 2'', as part of a licensing deal with EA.
* HairColorDissonance: While Mac's hair is unmistakably black in the NES game, his hair in the Wii installment is pretty difficult to describe. It usually looks dark blue, but official artwork makes his hair look greenish black too.
* HeroicMime: In the Wii version at least. Averted in other games.
* HeroicSecondWind: In the Wii version, he can stop himself from being knocked out. After slamming up against the ropes, he can barely catch himself by slamming a foot against the ground in front of him. [[DeathGlare He then proceeds to throw his head upwards at his opponent, a thoroughly pissed off look on his face]], [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge followed by a inaudible roar with his fists akimbo before resuming the match.]].
* ImprobableAge: He won the WBVA title at the age of 17, when most real life international boxing organizations don't allow those under the age of 18 to compete with adults.
* KidHero
* MusclesAreMeaningless: When you think about it, it would take a lot of strength to make the likes of King Hippo even ''flinch''.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: Hardly tiny, but at 5' 7" he's the shortest character in the game. And he ''used'' to be even smaller, only 4'8" in the NES game.
* RapidFireFisticuffs: One of Mac's special attacks in the SNES game.
* RealMenWearPink: He trains in his pink track suit, and does not kick a single ass less in it.
* RuleOfCool: In real life he would never be allowed to fight people outside his own weight class (which would be junior flyweight if the WVBA's weight classes are analogous to the WBO's; only Glass Joe would be in the same weight class), whom almost all of his opponents are. But no bother: it's awesome to knock the stuffing out of these seeming ten-foot behemoths with your star punches.
* {{Shoryuken}}: His 3-star punch in the Wii version.
* SilentBob: Mac only ever grunts and cheers in the Wii version, but the looks on his face clearly indicate what he's thinking. While his opponents trash talk him between rounds, Mac's DeathGlare simply tells his opponents to put their punches where their mouths are.
* TheUnFavourite: For some reason Referee Mario is harder on him than the other opponents. Indeed, there are some matches he will ''never'' rule in Mac's favor, no matter ''how'' many points he scores.
* YouCanBarelyStand: During some of the fights if you don't get knocked down or take that many hits, you can see Little Mac between rounds resting with a confident look on his face and eager to get back out to fight. However, if you take enough abuse, you instead see a bruised up Little Mac hunched over trying to support himself with an arm on his knee. Just one look at him and you can tell he's really giving it everything he has to try and win this fight. If he wins a fight like this, instead of a jumping, whooping Little Mac, he's stands in the middle of the ring holding a glove against his gut in pain. He then looks up at the crowd with a meek smile and weakly holds up a hand in victory.
* WeakButSkilled: Skilled enough to [[spoiler:beat VideoGame/DonkeyKong.]]

!!Doc Louis
-> Appears in: NES, Wii\\
Voiced in the Wii game by: Riley Inge

Mac's portly trainer and a former boxing champion, he likes to joke around during Mac's fights, with occasional advice.
* BerserkButton: In his WiiWare game, just try to punch the chocolate out of his hands...
* BigFun: He's a tubby guy who's almost always joking around.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: ''"Join the Nintendo Fu.. I mean Club Nintendo today, Mac!"''[[note]]"Nintendo Fun Club", in case you were wondering.[[/note]]
* {{Koan}} : A few of his between match quotes.
-->''"What's your favorite IceCreamKoan, mine's chocolate."''
* {{Mondegreen}}: On his WiiWare game, people make the common mistake of hearing (and posting) 'Iron Griffith!' on his verbal shot as he's about to unleash his [[OneHitKill Star Punch]] on Mac when it's simply 'I invented..!! ... the Star Punch.' Another way to look at it, though, [[MemeticBadass is that perhaps they're playing with the trope considering he was a heavyheight boxer in his heyday]].
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: It was a bizarre coincidence that [[ the NES version of Doc]] looked remarkably like [[FamilyMatters Reginald Veljohnson.]] The Wii version both runs with it ''and'' goes one step beyond by having him voiced by a sound-alike.
* TheObiWan: He's a former boxing champion who helps Mac train and sometimes gives him advice.
* OneHitKill: His Star Punch, in ''Doc Louis's Punch-Out'', knocks Mac down in one hit if it connects.
* RetiredBadass: Former champion of the WVBA.
* StoutStrength: Doc may have put on a few pounds since his own days in the ring, but he can still hit like a ton of bricks.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: The Wii version gives him an affinity to all things chocolate.

-> Appears in: Arcade Punch-Out, Arcade Super Punch-Out, Arm Wrestling

A green-haired pugilist and arm wrestler with no name.
* BroughtToYouByTheLetterS: Has a V on his tank top in ''Arm Wrestling''.
* CallingYourAttacks: His ringside manager barks out each of his moves as he performs them.
* LanternJawOfJustice: He's got a pretty big jaw there.
* NoNameGiven: Just Challenger, but you can give him any three initials you choose.
* OutOfFocus: The original main character of the series, replaced by Little Mac (unless he's just [[ArtEvolution an early portrayal of Little Mac]]).
* VisibleInvisibility: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]]. The Challenger is visible to the in-game opponents, but becomes a wire-frame person during matches so the player can see the opponent. He solidifies when holding up his championship belt.
* WeakButSkilled: Same deal as Mac; his attacks don't hurt much, but he's skilled enough to take down some powerful opponents.
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]: It turns ''red'' if he starts losing in ''Arm Wrestling''.

[[folder: Referees]]

!!The Referee
-> Appears in: Arcade Punch-Out, Arcade Super Punch-Out, Wii

The normal ref for the WVBA. He may have been the ref voice in the SNES version of Super Punch-Out.
* ButtMonkey: In the Wii version of the game, he gets slapped around by Aran Ryan, Bald Bull, and Super Macho Man. If Mr. Sandman beats you, Sandman will proceed to humiliate the ref for no particular reason. Despite being in the same circuit as these boxers, Soda Popinski seems to have nothing against the ref.
* EasilyDistractedReferee: Even for the FlexibleTourneyRules of the WVBA, he doesn't seem to notice any of the flagrant cheating under his watch. Or maybe he doesn't want to [[BullyingADragon piss any of the boxers off.]] Said cheating includes Aran Ryan's illegal headbutt and glove whip, Soda Popinski's instant-recovery soda, Bald Bull's charging uppercut, and King Hippo's manhole cover shield.
* NoNameGiven: Just the Referee.
* SilentBob: A bit of a stretch since a good portion of the games he's in is him shouting phrases and whatnot, but in the wii version, he is chooses to perform all cutscenes silent. The best example would be when he decides a match winner in the event of a no-knockout match, but he does show some personality while being humiliated by challengers.

-> Appears in: NES

Mario from the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' series shows up as a SpecialGuest referee in ''Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream (or Mike Tyson)'', having apparently taken some time off from [[SaveThePrincess saving Princess Peach from the Koopas]].
* NiceHat: Even as a referee, he still wears his signature red hat.
* SpecialGuest: Mario takes a break from hero work to serve as a referee.


[[folder: Introduced in Arcade ''Punch-Out!!'']]

!!Glass Joe
-> Appears in: Arcade Punch-Out, NES, Wii\\
Voiced in the Wii game by: Christian Bernard

The guy with the glass jaw and outrageous French accent. Along with Gabby Jay, Joe holds the WVBA record for most career losses.
* AdaptationDyeJob: Joe had brown hair in the arcade, blonde on the NES, and reddish-brown on the Wii.
* ButtMonkey: [[UpToEleven He's weak even compared to the stereotypical depictions of the French]].
* CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys: Subverted: while he certainly fits the French = Weak stereotype, he never surrenders, as his 1-99 win/loss record will evidence. Sure he's a loser, but he's an ''honest'' loser.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Believe it or not, in the Wii version's Title Defense match, he becomes this, to the point where is easy to lose to him the first time around. He has headgear that blocks his [[{{Pun}} glass jaw]] making it harder to do damage. He now has fake out jabs and uppercuts that are surprisingly hard to dodge and do a fair amount of damage. And he actually realises his OneHitKO weakness, something that no other boss in the history of fighting games has done, and makes the timing of it much more difficult.
* {{Determinator}}: For a guy whose main trait is his suckiness he certainly deserves kudos for still being in the ring. Even Doc Louis states that he deserves some respect for how "he can always take a whoopin'".
* IDontKnowMortalKombat: Mike Tyson (The real one) claims that he can't defeat Glass Joe
* {{Jobber}}: His record is an astounding 1-99.
* {{Leitmotif}}: The first part of "La Marseillaise", France's national anthem.
* MadeOfIron: Despite all the punishment he's taken, he somehow managed to avoid becoming a drooling vegetable.
* MadeOfPlasticine: Despite his resilience, Joe can't take a punch.
* MeaningfulName: Obviously a play on "glass jaw", a severe and possibly career-killing affliction. Not that it stops Glass Joe.
* OneHitKill: On the NES version, if you hit Joe after he steps back and taunts, there is a chance Joe will be knocked out. Since Joe does nothing before said taunt, it's possible this blow will be the only one in the fight.
* PunnyName: Glass Joe has a glass jaw.
* SissyVillain: Most of Mac's opponents talk trash to him between rounds, but most of Glass Joe's comments involve him whining about how he's too old to fight and wants to retire, begging Mac not to hit him in the jaw or ''asking if he can take a nap before the next round.'' Obviously, this changes in Title Defense, where he TookALevelInBadass.
* ThrowTheDogABone: One of Glass Joe's challenges in the Wii game? Let him ''win''. [[CaptainObvious It's alot harder then defeating him, actually!]]
* TookALevelInBadass: In the Wii version's Title Defense mode, his doctor prescribes him some headgear. He then greets you very smugly. [[WakeUpCallBoss Deservedly so.]] [[spoiler:Know a certain challenge (4 punch KO) and you can easily beat him.]]
* WakeUpCallBoss: You know Title Defense mode is hardcore when even Glass Joe can kick your ass.
* WarmUpBoss: In every game he's in, he's the first opponent, and the easiest to knock out. With one exception.

!!Bald Bull
-> Appears in: Arcade Punch-Out, Arm Wrestling, NES (Major circuit champ), SNES (Minor circuit champ), Wii\\
Voiced in the Wii game by: Erse Yagan

A heavyweight from Istanbul, Turkey. Telegraphs his punches very easily, but very few have been able to get back up from his "Bull Charge" maneuver. In the NES version, he is the Major Circuit champion.
* AchillesHeel: His Bull Charge is ''very'' dangerous, but if you manage to aim a punch at ''just'' the right time when he does it, you'll knock him down quickly.
* AxCrazy: In the Wii version, he is seen bashing his head into a post repeatedly for no reason. Also, his dialogue in-between rounds has him threatening to ''[[ImAHumanitarian eat]]'' Little Mac.
* BadassMoustache: He's one of the toughest opponents in the games, with the moustache to back it up.
* BaldOfEvil: He's one of the most vicious boxers in the series, and is completely bald.
-->''"My barber didn't know when to quit. Do you?"''
* BullfightBoss: During his "Bull Charge".
* CallBack / MythologyGag: Which one this is depends on your interpretation of the ''Punch Out!!'' universe, but there are two references in the Wii game to his appearance in ''Arm Wrestling.'' One is Doc saying that if you can't beat him in boxing, maybe you can in arm wrestling. Another, more subtle one is the paparazzi that is always around, most likely a reference to him wearing a mask while in ''Arm Wrestling.'' He needed the mask so he didn't attract attention.
* DeathOrGloryAttack: His Bull Charge. If it hits, it '''hurts'''. If you counter with a gut punch at just the right moment, though, it will knock him down on the spot.
* {{Determinator}}: Title Defense Bald Bull. Not matter how much punishment he recieves, he won't touch that mat unless he's taken down with a star punch; much like his second encounter in the NES version.
* DramaticUnMask: Possible in ''arm wresting''.
%%* EvilLaugh
* GuestFighter: In the spin-off ''Arm Wrestling.''
* HotBloodedSideBurns: Especially noticeable since they're the only hair on his head.
* LetXBeTheUnknown: As Mask X.
* MadeOfIron: He's the only character in the Wii version who doesn't get even slightly tossed into the air after getting knocked down. He just stumbles a bit. Then there's his rematches in the NES and Wii (Title Defense) games. Even if you knock him down, he'll still get up. The only way to stop him? A ''star punch''.
* MaskPower: When he was Mask X in ''Arm Wrestling''. You even defeat him by yanking his mask off.
* {{Nerf}}: He's the champion of the Minor Circuit in the SNES game, and as such he's much easier to defeat than in the other games.
* PuzzleBoss: Somewhat for the second time you fight him in the NES game. No matter how little health he has, he doesn't go down to a regular punch (unless you hit him in a Bull Charge); you can only knock him down with a Star Punch. And he ''always'' gets up at 9.
* ShoutOut: The "Mask X" Mask design is similar to that of legendary wrestler "The Destroyer".
* TrainingFromHell: He prepares for his Title Defense bout by letting real bulls charge into him to build up his endurance and keep himself from getting knocked down.
* TurnsRed: The more he's hit, the more aggresive he becomes.
* UseYourHead: He will headbutt and bite you in arm wrestling.
* WakeUpCallBoss: More than any other boxer in any of the ''Punch Out!!'' games. In the arcade game he was a huge jump in difficulty from the previous boxer (Piston Hurricane). He's even more like this in the NES version. Compared to every other boxer you fought up to this point, Bald Bull was freakin' ''huge'', and just ''looked'' like he was prepared to kick your ass, and his Bull Charge often ensured that he did exactly that. Finally, he's the champion of the Minor Circuit in the SNES Super Punch Out, where he plays the same role he did in the arcade game by being a huge jump in difficulty from the previous boxer (Piston Hurricane again, oddly enough). He avoids this in the Wii version, however, on account of being fought so late.

!!Mr. Sandman
-> Appears in: Arcade Punch-Out (champion), NES, SNES (Major Circuit champ), Wii (champion)\\
Voiced in the Wii game by: Riley Inge

One of the big daddies of the WVBA circuit. His punches hit hard enough to make his opponents see stars, but has a particular weakness to body blows.
* {{Badass}}: It's to the point where his intro shows him one-shotting every single one of your opponents.
* BadassNormal: This is especially noticeable in the Wii version. Most of the other boxers have some sort of gimmick: getting hopped up on caffeine, training with animals, using magic, or being [[CelebrityIsOverrated rich and famous]]. Mr. Sandman's gimmick is simply [[TheUntwist being a boxer.]] [[WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer And he's very good at it.]] His only real quirk is the "Sandman" motif, which is all about sending his opponents off to Dreamland -- that is to say, ''unconsciousness''.
* BigNo: Right before being star punched in the Wii version.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: He's able to LEVEL BUILDINGS by sheer training and strength alone. Between rounds, he flexes his biceps by curling ''the ring ropes''. Anyone who's ever pulled a ring rope knows this is ''impossible''.
* DeathOrGloryAttack: In the Title Defense fight in the Wii game, after Mr. Sandman has been knocked down twice in a single round or a minimum of three times overall, he will use Berserker Rage, throwing a barrage of 14 very powerful and ''very'' fast uppercuts that come in bursts of 2-4, and at no point can it be countered. It doesn't take many to bring Mac down (in fact, the very last one [[OneHitKill can instantly knock him down]]). However, if the player survives, Mr. Sandman will burn out and be left wide open for Mac to lay the match ending beatdown on him.
* DefeatingTheUndefeatable: In the Wii version, not only does he have a 31-0 record, his intro shows him punching out ''every other boxer in the game''. Later, the prelude to his title defense match shows him PUNCHING DOWN A BUILDING.
* {{Expy}}: Of [[ Joe Frazier]]. The Wii version adds some Mike Tyson, as well.
* HesBack: Mr. Sandman was the last boss of the original arcade ''Punch-Out!!'', but was reduced to a (still damn challenging) contender in following releases. In the Wii version, he's back to last boss status and with good reason, since he is downright SCARY. It also allows him to take Tyson's place as the final challenger.
* ImportantHaircut: For the rematch against him in Title Defense. It's a very similar haircut to what Mike Tyson himself had back in the day with a twist: the uncut hair forms a "Z" on his head.
* JumpScare: One of his moves in the Wii version is to go "BOO!" to try to startle you, then driving his fist to your face when you fall for it. Of course, [[HoistByHisOwnPetard this can potentially backfire on him, as a well-timed jab when he's doing this can earn you a star.]]
* LanternJawOfJustice: The guy has a jaw like a concrete slab, most prominent in his ''Super Punch Out'' incarnation.
* LightningBruiser: To quote Doc Louis: "Sandman's fast AND strong, he ain't the champ for nothin'!"
* {{Nerf}}: In ''Super Punch Out'', he's the champion of the Major Circuit. This is far and away the weakest incarnation of him.
* {{Retcon}}: In the arcade and NES versions, Mr. Sandman is from Philadelphia, PA. However, in the SNES manual (not the actual game), he's listed as being from New York, NY. The Wii version restores his hometown as Philadelphia.
* ScaryBlackMan: The Wii version moreso, thanks to the voice acting. And he also ''leveled a building with his bare hands'' after Little Mac defeated him for the championship. That would make him scary if he was white, red, yellow or pink and blue with silver polka dots.
* ShoutOut: His Wii incarnation is as close as you can get to having Mike Tyson in the game as is allowable. Especially in Title Defense. He even does the nightmarish wink-then-punch attack.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Mr. Sandman fills the role for Tyson in the Wii game, especially his Title Defense version.
* TermsOfEndangerment: He's the only character other than Doc to call Mac by the nickname "Mac Baby".
* ThirteenIsUnlucky: In the Wii version, he is 31 years old, has 31 [=KOs=] on his record, he is faced as the thirteenth opponent in both Contender and Title Defense modes, you start both fights against him with 13 hearts, and he throws 13 blink punches during his flurry of them after the second knockdown in Title Defense. It's also worth noting that his Contender introduction cutscene is 13 images long (Whereas the other boxers introduction cutscenes (Including his Title Defense intoduction cutscene) are only 4 images long). Disturbingly, the ''frame perfect world record'' for beating Mr. Sandman in Super Punch-Out turns out to be [[ exactly 13.13 seconds.]]
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: When he whiffs a punch in the Wii version: "Uh-oh."
* TookALevelInBadass: When compared to the other games, he is still in the World Circuit but weaker than Super Macho Man. Needless to say after this, he deserves his Championship.
* VillainousBreakdown: Towards the end of his title defense match, he completely loses his composure and throws increasingly frantic uppercuts at Mac, ultimately leaving him exhausted and open to attack.

!!Piston Hurricane
->Appears in: Arcade Punch-Out, SNES

Cuban born Piston Hurricane is an agile boxer that can send Mac reeling with his "Hurricane Rush" punch combo.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: His name is as awesome as you'd expect a piston and a hurricane to be.
%%* FragileSpeedster
* TheGenericGuy: Compared to many of the other WVBA boxers.
* RapidFireFisticuffs: The Hurricane Rush/The Piston Punch.

!!Kid Quick
->Appears in: Arcade Punch-Out

One of the two left-behinds of the arcade games, he is a quick but pretty easy boxer with no special moves.
%%* AfroAsskicker
%%* FragileSpeedster
%%* FunnyAfro
* OutOfFocus: With Disco Kid as a suitable replacement.
* RidiculouslyAverageGuy: This was why he was replaced/retooled into Disco Kid.

!!Pizza Pasta
->Appears in: Arcade Punch-Out

An Italian boxer, who was the other leftback, he uses a grab move to drain the energy from his opponent.
* AlliterativeName: Both of his names start with the letter P.
%%* BearHug
* OutOfFocus: Hasn't appeared at all since the very first arcade game.
* PunnyName: Haha, he's from Italy and named for Italian food.
* VillainousWidowsPeak

[[folder: Introduced in Arcade ''Super Punch-Out!!'']]

!!Great Tiger
-> Appears in: Arcade Super Punch-Out, NES, Wii\\
Voiced in the Wii game by: Sumit Seru

A mystic from Mumbai, India. His special attack is the "Magic Punch", which takes on different forms depending on the game, but always involves him splitting into clones of himself and fooling Mac by having both him and his clones "attack" at once.
* BilingualBonus: He's speaking fluent Hindi in the Wii version. And in Title Defense mode, when he goes into his magic punch attack, he essentially shouts out "Earthquake!"
* CallingYourAttacks: The color of the jewel in his turban is one of his tells.
* DopplegangerAttack: His summons copies of himself while doing his "Magic Punch"
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: One of his taunts in the Wii version has him telling Little Mac (in Hindi) to go and drink his mother's milk (a slightly roundabout way of effectively calling him a baby who should run home to his mommy).
* MidairBobbing: He bobs up and down while he's floating.
* PowerEchoes: Several of his quotes have a natural echo to them, especially while he is using magic.
* PowerFloats: His TD Tiger Punch in the Wii version.
* RapidFireFisticuffs: In his arcade appearance he does a punch rush similar to Piston Hurricane.
* SimSimSalabim: He rides a magic carpet, he wears a turban, he has a tiger motif, and he's from India.
* TeleportSpam: All over the place.
* WakeUpCallBoss: In both the NES version and the Wii version he's considered the first fighter to present a challenge.

!!Vodka Drunkenski/Soda Popinski
-> Appears in: Arcade Super Punch-Out, NES, Wii\\
Voiced in the Wii game by: Ihor Mota

He comes from Moscow, Russia, usually with a bottle of vodka (or soda) in his hands. As opposed to most of the other fighters, Soda Pop is a lefty, [[DamnYouMuscleMemory making him a bit harder to read.]]
* AlcoholHic: Or soda-hic more like.
* BadassMustache: One of the strongest boxers with a suitably impressive stache.
* BaldOfAwesome: He has even less hair on his head than Bald Bull, although Bald Bull is slightly more awesome.
* BerserkButton: In the Wii version, he gets mad if you star punch him or knock him down, but he goes absolutely ballistic if you knock the bottle out of his hand. Dodge his flurry of uppercuts and he's wide open.
* {{Bowdlerise}}: In the arcade, he was named Vodka Drunkenski, but in the NES version, this was changed to Soda Popinski (and yet the references to him being drunk were [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar left in somehow]].) The Wii version also uses "Soda Popinski", but it seems to actually be soda this time--the bottle is clearly plastic like a soft drink bottle because it crumples instead of shattering when Soda crushes it, and the bubbles that appear during the match resemble soft drink fizz instead of the froth of some alcoholic drinks. He does still have some references to being drunk, however, as he at one point tells Little Mac (in Russian) that he will crush him, but the dialect in which he says it sounds like he intends to run over Mac with his car. Hilariously, getting drunk on soda actually made him even more memorable than if he had just been your standard drunk Russian.
* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: He can recover health during his intermission sequence on the Wii version. Slightly subverted since you can do the same thing (once per match), but he can do it in every intermission! At least they're skippable, and if you do so, [[DeniedFoodAsPunishment he actually WON'T recover]].
* DrunkOnMilk: Or on soda rather. And by that, we mean ''completely sloshed by soda''.
* DrunkenMaster: He may be drunk on soda, but he's still a tough boxer.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: In the arcade game he's right-handed.
* EvilLaugh: He does it more than ''any'' other challenger in the NES version.
* FrothyMugsOfWater: More like green bottle of "soda".
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: NES version + Vodka bowdlerized to Soda = kid friendliness, yet he still has win quotes suggesting that rather than on a sugar rush, he's absolutely shitfaced.
* TheGiant: Standing at, 6'6", he is the tallest character in the Wii game, only just taller than the 6'5" [[ScaryBlackMan Mr. Sandman]].
* HealingFactor:
** If you let him take a drink of his soda midfight on the Wii version, he'll recover almost all of his health.
** When he gets knocked down, it only takes a single drop of soda to get him back on his feet.
* HuskyRusskie: This Russian boxer is one of the biggest fighters in the series.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "The Song of the Volga Boatmen"
* LightningBruiser: Not only is Soda the tallest boxer in the game he throws very quick punches.
* LittleNo: In the Wii version, knock him down enough times without a TKO or KO animation and he'll eventually run out of soda. His response is a little "Nyet".
* PunnyName: "Soda pop", with the stereotypical Russian name suffix -inski in his name.
* TheSouthpaw: His left-handeness can catch many a player off-guard.
* SovietSuperscience: Implied to be how his Title Defense soda pop was engineered.
* ThatRussianSquatDance: One of his victory animations.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Soda Popinski ''loves'' soda. He can't get enough of it. Drinking a single drop can refill him with energy immediately. Also, when you punch him, you hear fizzy noises, presumably because he is somehow that full of soda.
* TurnsRed: Pink, too!

!!Super Macho Man
->Appears in: Arcade Super Punch-Out (champion), NES (champion), SNES (champion), Wii\\
Voiced in the Wii game by: Mike Inglehart

An egotistical Hollywood bodybuilder who is the World Circuit champ in most games. His spinning clothesline punch is his greatest and fastest attack.
* AllAmericanFace: Started out that way (sorta), but acts like a {{Heel}} in Punch-Out Wii (i.e. knocking the ref over)
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: He's one of the rudest, most arrogant boxers around.
* AttentionWhore: Unlike Bald Bull, he clearly relishes the attention he gets from the press. Doesn't stop him from [[{{Jerkass}} acting like a dick towards them.]] During Macho Man's intro in title defense, he tries to pose under a spotlight that keeps moving away from him, which results in him stamping his feet in a tantrum. "WHY DON'T YOU LOVE ME!?"
* TheCasanova: The chicks dig him. It helps he's rich.
* CoolShades: "Oh, these sunglasses? You can't afford these sunglasses!"
* DarkSkinnedBlonde: In the Wii version, sort of. It's more than likely a tan.
* {{Eagleland}}: Flavor 2, especially in the Wii version.
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: His trademark move, the Super Spin Punch, comes in two flavors. He either throws a single punch which hurts a ''lot'', or he rears back and throws multiple punches (called the Super Macho Punch in the Wii version), each and every one of them being an instant knockdown except in the Wii version[[note]]And even then only in the first fight. It goes right back to being instant knockdown in Title Defense.[[/note]]. He also gains a [[{{Shoryuken}} spinning uppercut]] in Title Defense.
* {{Expy}}: Reportedly of pro wrestler [[Wrestling/SuperstarBillyGraham "Superstar" Billy Graham]]. Also bears a resemblance to (and sounds a lot like) HulkHogan. His name is also probably a reference to Wrestling/RandySavage, aka Macho Man.
* HairColorDissonance: His hair is silver-blonde. It looks gray. As a result, many people think he's older than he is (twenty-seven in the Wii version).
* {{Jerkass}}: While most of the fighters are jerks in some manner or another, Super Macho Man is in a class of his own, especially in Title Defense.
* LargeHam: Comes with the full-of-himself superstar territory.
* {{Nerf}}: Unlike Bald Bull and Mr. Sandman, Macho Man retains his category in the SNES game (he's still the champion of World Circuit), but he's still easier to defeat than in other games because his more powerful attacks (including the spin punch) are only performed after he's knocked down twice.
* NonIdleRich: So rich, in fact, that when you knock him out in the Wii version, ''dollar bills'' fly off him.
* PecFlex: His trademark taunt. He steps it up in the Wii by flexing his butt at the player, too.
* ProducePelting: In Title Defense mode on the Wii. Guess he's not so much an AllAmericanFace in that version anymore, is he?
* SmugSnake: He's definitely one of the tougher boxers in the series, but his skill is utterly dwarfed by his ego.
* SurferDude: He always had shades of this, but the Wii version takes it UpToEleven: His theme is surf music, he says things like "Dude" and "BOGUS" when he misses, and announces one of his combos with "HANG TEN!"
* TotallyRadical: In the Wii version, surfer slang and all.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: He's in his mid 20's, yet apparently due to the Hollywood lifestyle and constant sun exposure, looks like he's about 50.

!!Bear Hugger
->Appears in: Arcade Super Punch-Out, SNES, Wii\\
Voiced in the Wii game by: RichardNewman

A huge Canadian lumberjack that would love to give his opponents {{Bear Hug}}s. He lives in the wilderness with all them woodland critters.
* BadassBeard: Presumably, he grew his facial hair to make up for his lack of hair on his head.
* BadassBoast:
-->'''Hugger''': Hey, hoser! I'm gonna hit you so hard, yer gonna see Northern Lights, eh!
* BearHug: Obviously.
* BearsAreBadNews: Subverted in the Wii version, when he encounters a bear in his opening montage... who then becomes his trainer.
* BigEater: He could outrival King Hippo or a serious Piston Hondo in training if possible.
* BigFun: He even stops to dance occasionally. In the middle of a boxing match.
* BigNo: ''"Timber!!" (thud)''
* BoisterousBruiser: This big guy loves to throw his weight around.
* CallingYourAttacks: Both before ("NEED A HUG?" "CATCH-N-RELEASE!") and after ("Salmon Arm!" "He scores!") his attacks.
* CanadaEh: He lives in the woods, calls his opponents "hosers", drinks maple syrup, has chest hair in the shape of a ''pine tree'' and plays hockey as part of his training. This is more obvious in the Wii game, which was actually ''made'' in Canada, so it seems as though the people at Next Level Games like [[SelfDeprecation making fun of their own nationality]].
* FatBastard: Subverted. He's actually pretty friendly when he's not slamming you to the ground.
* FriendToAllLivingThings In the Wii version he befriend squirrels, and a ''bear.''
* {{Kevlard}}: If you punch him in the belly in the SNES version, he'll just stick his tongue out at you.
* MightyLumberjack: This lumberjack is strong enough to train with a bear.
* MountainMan: He lives in the Canadian wilderness and is a mountain of a man, but unlike most examples, he gets along with animals.
* NiceHat: Wears one in Title Defense mode. And it's where his pet squirrel hangs out.
* OhCrap: Before taking a star punch in the Wii version he mutters, "Aw, no."
* {{Retcon}}: Although it was AllThereInTheManual and not the game itself, he was supposed to be from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, in the SNES game, while the Wii game has him come from the aforementioned Salmon Arm, British Columbia, instead.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Title Defense version in the Wii sees him wearing a hat that houses a squirrel that wears boxing gloves, complete with ridiculously cute sound effects.
* SelfDeprecation: As mentioned above, the Wii game was developed by the Canadian developer Next Level Games, and in that game he's ''more'' stereotypically Canadian than in the previous games.
* StoutStrength: He may be fat, but he's strong enough to train with a bear.
* TookALevelInBadass: Went from being the opening opponent in the second arcade game to the second boxer of the game in the SNES version to a Major Circuit fighter in the Wii version. Apparently bears make really good boxing trainers.

!!Dragon Chan
->Appears in: Arcade Super Punch-Out, SNES

A kickboxer from Hong Kong who bares more than a little resemblance to Bruce Lee.
* AnimeHair: Subdued, but yeah.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: "You will find yourself face down... when you wake up." This gets a sort of call back at the end of the game:
--> "When I woke up... It was me lying on the mat."
* BilingualBonus: His ringman speaks only in Chinese. May have been a precursor to the Wii version having boxers only speak in their native languages.
* BruceLeeClone
* CombatPragmatist: He kicks in a boxing match.
* HealingFactor: If you let him meditate midfight, he'll recover a quarter of his health. Power-punching[[note]]The mechanic that replaced the Star Punch in SNES[[/note]] him in the gut while he's doing this cancels it out, and may even send him down.
* {{Kiai}}
* ShoutOut: To both BruceLee (in look) and JackieChan (in name)

[[folder: Introduced in NES ''Punch-Out!!'']]

!!Von Kaiser
-> Appears in: NES, Wii\\
Voiced in the Wii game by: Horst Laxton

A Berliner bruiser with an obvious facial tic, probably caused by one too many blows to the head.
* BadassBoast: One of his preround taunts is ''"ICH BIN EINE KAMPFMASCHINE! MEIN NAME: VON KAISER!"''[[note]]translation: ''"I AM A FIGHTING MACHINE! MY NAME: VON KAISER!"''[[/note]]
* BadassMustache: He's got an impressive moustache, and is a challenging opponent in Title Defense.
* GermanicEfficiency: The mindset behind this quote:
-->'''Von Kaier''': ''"Ich? Deutsche Präzision. Du? Windmühle."'' [[labelnote:Translation]] ''"Me? [I'm] German Precision. You? [You're a] Windmill."''[[/labelnote]]
* ImportantHaircut: In Title Defense mode, Kaiser gives himself a flat top haircut, which seems to eliminate his psychological handicap
* RideOfTheValkyries: The theme that plays before his fights in both the NES version and the Wii version, essentially making it his {{Leitmotif}}.
* ShellShockedVeteran: the Wii version obviously suffers from some kind of PTSD...from being ''beat up by his child students at his boxing academy''. "Mommy!" Getting beaten by Mac apparently knocks him out of it.
* TookALevelInBadass: Almost completely subverted in the Wii version for Title Defense. You ''think'' he's this at first, but fight him for a while and you'll realize he's trying to fake it. He really isn't any less jittery and panicky than he was the first time. He ''is'' significantly harder in Title Defense regardless, including having one of the few one-hit knockdown moves in the game. The only badass level he took is conquering his trauma, bringing out fake-outs and 1-hit KOs.
* TheVonTropeFamily: Just in case you weren't sure about his nationality.

!!Piston Honda/Hondo
-> Appears in: NES (Minor Circuit champ), Wii\\
Voiced in the Wii game by: Kenji Takahashi

A boxer from Japan who promises to give Mac a "TKO from Tokyo." Holds the Minor Circuit belt in the NES game.
* BigOlEyebrows: A part of his tell, too.
* BilingualBonus: His headband in the NES game said "Nippon ichi," which translates to "Japan's best." In the Wii game it says "Ichiban," which means "the best", likely to avoid any confusion with a different use of the phrase NipponIchi.
* {{Bowdlerize}}: Minor example, as the change wasn't from anything offensive -- originally in the NES game he asked if the NHK camera crew was filming the match (NHK being a popular public broadcaster in Japan comparable to Creator/TheBBC in the UK but more independent from the government somewhat like the United States's Creator/{{PBS}}), but likely due to trademark reasons, he says "my camera crew" in the {{Wii}} and Nintendo3DS VirtualConsole versions. In addition, his surname was changed in the Wii game from Honda to Hondo, likely due to fears of a lawsuit from the Honda motor company. However, the new surname isn't meaningless (regardless of whether the meaning was intended); see MeaningfulName below.
* CutscenePowerToTheMax: Y'know that move he does in the opening of his TD match? Yeah, he never does that in the fight.
* FourIsDeath: One challenge is to beat him after blocking ''44'' jabs, and in the NES game his Hondo Rush attack consists of four jabs.
* GratuitousJapanese: The English translation of the first game has one of his dialogs being made up of random Japanese words. This is averted in the Wii game; despite being a studio in an English speaking part of the world (Next Level Games being located in British Columbia, Canada), dialog is spoken instead of written and only characters with English as their native language speak it, with boxers from non-English-speaking countries speaking the native language of their country. Not only does Piston Hondo speak real Japanese instead of random words, his voice actor is actually Japanese rather than an American or Canadian speaking [[SurprisinglyGoodForeignLanguage Surprisingly Good Japanese]].
* {{Hachimaki}}: Wears one around his head.
* HonorBeforeReason: He bows ''in the middle of a boxing match''! Of course, he learns his lesson and he can avoid the coming blow much faster in Title Defense mode.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "Sakura"
* ManInWhite: In Title Defense. However, since he's from Japan that's the same as PaintItBlack.
* MeaningfulName: Hondo is an archaic name for Honshu, the main island of Japan. Considering the fact that the game in which he goes by that name depicts him as extremely polite with a huge sense of honor, it fits, especially since his hometown of Tokyo is on the southeastern part of Honshu.
* SelfDeprecation: This would definitely count for Hondo. Just think about it: Which country is [[UsefulNotes/{{Japan}} Piston Hondo is from?]] And which country is [[Creator/{{Nintendo}} the publisher/producer of the Punch-Out series from?]]
* ShoutOut: In the NES game he asks if NHK's cameras are running, NHK being a large television network in his homeland.
* ShownTheirWork: He's staring at Mac when he bows, which is a very disrespectful sign in Japanese culture. He's not being honorable, [[StealthInsult he's being a dick]].[[note]] In Japan, you're supposed to look downward when you bow as a show of trust. Maintaining eye contact is considered disrespectful as it implies you don't trust the person you're bowing to enough to take your eyes off of them. Thus, because bowing implies respect, staring at someone while you bow is akin to mocking them.[[/note]]
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Replaced Piston Hurricane, though to Hondo's credit he's at least more distinct from his predecessor than Gabby Jay is to Glass Joe.
* RapidFireFisticuffs: The Hondo Rush, and especially his TD intro.
* TrainingFromHell: His intro video for title defense has him in ''serious training''. He's blocking swords with his bare hands, eating his own weight, and then some, in sushi, and running at the same speed as a ''bullet train''.

!!Don Flamenco
-> Appears in: NES, Wii (Major Circuit champ)\\
Voiced in the Wii game by: Juan Amador Pulido

A flamenco dancer from Madrid, Spain, who decided to bring his show to the boxing ring. He loves to goad Mac into attacking him, and after he blocks the blow, he'll take a wild swing (sometimes calling out the name of his girlfriend Carmen). Flamenco is the Major Circuit champion in the Wii version.
* BerserkButton: When his toupee is knocked off in the Wii version.
* CombatPragmatist: In the world circuit rematch in the NES game he will constantly force you to punch at him as he just stands there blocking until you're tired and unable to hit him back when he unloads on you.
* DanceBattler: With Flamenco as his theme.
* DashingHispanic: He's a Spanish bull fighter with flamboyant poses, and is popular with the ladies if his intro is any indication.
* DodgyToupee: To hide his [[PrematurelyBald premature]] [[VillainousWidowsPeak balding]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Anyone paid close attention to his normal intro in the Wii game? Look at the way he punches the bull into orbit; that's how newbies can beat Bald Bull and his Bull Charge as well as completing a certain challenge against him.
* IShallTauntYou: Done to trick Mac into attacking, giving him an opening for a counter of his own.
* {{Leitmotif}}: "March of the Toreadors"[[note]]Also called "Overture" and "The Bullfighter's Theme"[[/note]] from ''Theatre/{{Carmen}}''
* MarathonBoss: The second fight with him in the NES version can turn into this if the player is really unlucky.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: He looks an awful lot like Prince Charles in the NES version.
* NobodyTouchesTheHair: Cause it's a toupee.
* PrematurelyBald: His hair is receded despite being in his early 20s.
* ShoutOut: One of Don Flamenco's quotes in the NES game was "Flamenco Strikes Back! Return of Don!" Who knew he was a StarWars fan?
* SomethingAboutARose: Don loves to keep a rose with him during fights. His Title Defense costume includes a [[PaintItBlack black rose]].
* TookALevelInBadass:
** In the NES PunchOut you have to fight him twice. The first time, on the major circuit, he's almost as easy as Glass Joe despite having highly damaging punches since he's so easy to lock into extensively long combos and his blows are so easy to dodge. Then he comes back with a vengeance on the world circuit and is much, much harder to beat.
** Also managed to take a level in badass in the Wii version despite using essentially the ''exact same method of fighting''! Of course, he is no longer restricted to the same old uppercut after blocking your punches, anymore, and can do slow uppercuts, fast uppercuts, hooks, or jabs.
* TorosYFlamenco: His name is Don Flamenco ("Don" either being a more formal version of "mister" in Spanish or, more archaically, being the Spanish equivalent of "sir," thus making him "Mr. Flamenco" or "Sir Flamenco"), and his other career is bullfighter, in which he goes about the same way as boxing, and he's probably better at the former.
* VillainousWidowsPeak: Villainous in that he's your cocky opponent anyway.
* WeaksauceWeakness: In his first encounter in the NES version, it's possible to beat Flamenco using an endless 1-2 combo of jabs to the face. His Wii incarnations have endless combos as well, even if you have to work it a bit differently.
* YouFightLikeACow: His primary strategy is to taunt his opponent into attacking.

!!King Hippo
->Appears in: NES, Wii (Minor Circuit champ)

A true island of a man, hailing from somewhere in the South Pacific (it's never stated exactly where "Hippo Island" is). Very hard to bring down, but once you do, he won't get back up.
* AttackItsWeakPoint: Hippo takes great pains to guard his navel, which results in [[ComedicUnderwearExposure his pants being dropped]] revealing his [[GoofyPrintUnderwear star-print boxers]]. He even [[spoiler:uses a ''manhole cover'' (affixed with duct tape!) to protect it]] in the Title Defense mode of the Wii version.
* BigEater: Shown eating a whole island worth of fruit in his Wii intro.
* FatBastard: Subverted, as he doesn't taunt Mac like the other boxers. Even asking Mac to go to lunch after the bout.
* GlassCannon: He only needs to be knocked down once.
* {{Gonk}}: He's a very strangely looking man!
* MightyGlacier: Sure, he's slow and clumsy, but if he actually hits you, it '''hurts'''. (In the NES version, getting hit with three punches will take you down, two if they're both high-fist punches). And while he won't get up from a knockdown, he has a ton of health to make up for it.
* PartsUnknown
* StoutStrength: He's the fattest boxer in the series, along with some of the strongest punches.
* TheUnintelligible: Unlike the other fighters in the Wii game, he just makes grunts.
* WakeUpCallBoss: In the NES version he's the first boxer that can't be beaten by the standard dodge-attack strategy.
* [[WhereTheHellIsSpringfield Where The Hell Is Hippo Island?]]
* WildSamoan

!!Mike Tyson/Mr. Dream
-> Appears in: NES (Dream Match)

One's a famous RealLife boxer who is a devastating one-hit knockout fighter in the game, the other is his HeadSwap replacement with the same skills and better record.
* {{Badass}}: Mike Tyson!
* GuestFighter: Tyson
* LightningBruiser: Especially in the opening, where he unleashes a flurry of lightning fast uppercuts that will knock you down in one hit.
* NintendoHard: Is there any better example in this series?
* OneHitKill: For the first 1:30 of the match, Tyson/Dream throws very fast uppercuts that knock you down in one hit.
* PartsUnknown: Dreamland for Mr. Dream.
* RippedFromThePhoneBook: A popular fun fact is that the passcode for him is the same as the phone number of Nintendo Customer Service (007 373 5963).
* ScaryBlackMan: Mike ''friggin''' Tyson, and at the top of his game, too.
* ShownTheirWork: It's hard to prove it was intentional, but the digital Tyson is a pretty good match for the real one's fighting style. The first round is an absolute nightmare as he sends out a flurry of One-Hit-Knockdown uppercuts, but if you can survive to the third round... well he doesn't exactly become easy, but he starts to block more while resorting to weaker jabs to try and get a hit in. Indeed, the real Tyson won half of his bouts in the first round, but would get winded quickly after that and loved to hide behind his gloves.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute:
** Mr. Dream is one for Tyson.
** Mr. Sandman fills the role in the Wii game.

[[folder: Introduced in SNES ''Super Punch-Out!!'']]

!!Gabby Jay
->Appears in: SNES

Yet another weak French boxer who, along with Glass Joe (his only career win), holds the WVBA record for most career losses.
* ButtMonkey: His "trainer" is Glass Joe, a boxer with a win-loss record of 1-99. That alone is enough to qualify Gabby Jay as a ButtMonkey.
* CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys: His trainer was even fellow Frenchman Glass Joe, whom his only win was against.
* {{Determinator}}: "I'll never retire! I can win at least once more. C'mon!!"
* {{Jobber}}: To the point of having the ''exact same record'' as Glass Joe.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Replaces Glass Joe in ''Super Punch-Out!!''. Of course, Joe's his trainer, so it makes more sense than a Japanese boxer (Piston Hondo) replacing a Cuban boxer (Piston Hurricane).

!!Bob Charlie
->Appears in: SNES

A Jamaican boxer with rhythm, Bob can shuck and jive past opponents and deliver a nasty helicopter punch.
* CaptainErsatz: Of [[StreetFighter Dee Jay]]
* ConfusionFu
* DanceBattler
* EverythingsBetterWithSpinning: His Whirlwind punch.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed / ShoutOut: To Bob Marley
* PunnyName

!!Masked Muscle
->Appears in: SNES

A Masked Mexican wrestler who frequently resorts to using dirty tactics in the boxing ring, such as spitting and headbutting his opponents.
* AlliterativeName: His names both start with the letter M.
* CombatPragmatist: Spitting in the face of an opponent, doing a massive headbutt.
* CoolMask: Comes with being a masked wrestler.
* GratuitousSpanish: Uses some Spanish words in his dialogue.
* NotCheatingUnlessYouGetCaught: Oh brother, does he use this trope.
--> Cheater? I don't know what you're talking about, amigo.
* UseYourHead: Oh yeah.

!!Aran Ryan
->Appears in: SNES, Wii\\
Voiced in the Wii game by: Stephen Webster

A rather unpredictable Irish fighter. In his Wii incarnation, he stands still even less, and comes back in Title Defense mode with a ''clearly illegal'' loaded-hidden-boxing-glove-on-a-rope.
* AxCrazy: Wii version. In the cutscene before the fight, he's putting horseshoes into his gloves. Then before round 2 or 3, he's seen punching himself to psyche himself up, presumably with the horseshoes still in the gloves.
* BloodKnight: Both of his between-round quotes in the first fight firmly cement this:
-->''"Fightin's like BREATHIN', Mac!!"''\\
''"Keep hittin' me! I love it!"''
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: SNES Aran Ryan: [[FlatCharacter no personality to speak of]]. Wii Aran Ryan: ''complete lunatic.'' Not only that: He was one of the few characters in the SNES game to actually adhere to boxing rules (clinching is a legal technique). However, in the Wii game, most of the things he does in the ring are blatant violations of the rules (elbow strikes, headbutt, a WEAPON)
* CheatersNeverProsper: Using a proper Star Punch to counter some of his cheating moves will ''[[OneHitKill instantly defeat]]'' him.
* CombatPragmatist: All he has to do now is [[GroinAttack kick Little Mac in the crotch]] and he'll have broken every rule in the book.
* CombatSadomasochist: He's enjoying the whole "people getting punched in the face" thing ''waaay'' too much, and it doesn't seem to matter who's being hit. Land a hit on him? Deranged laughter. Take a hit from him? Gleefully vicious leering.
* ConfusionFu: His Wii incarnation jumps all over the ring, making him hard to predict.
* FightingIrish
* FoeRomanceSubtext: ''"You're pretty like my sister!"''
* FreudianExcuse: The ''Super Punch Out!!'' manual states that his mother demanded on the rather unusual spelling of his name, which in turn lead to him being teased and bullied at school, which in turn... Long story short, it all ends with Little Mac getting clobbered in the face with a horseshoe in a boxing glove.
* TheGenericGuy: In the SNES version, his personality is nil beyond simply being Irish. This is changed in the Wii version, where he is ''batshit insane''.
* ImprovisedWeapon: His boxing glove whip.
* {{Jerkass}}: Probably the most jerkish out of all the fighters apart from Super Macho Man.
* LaserGuidedKarma: If you hit him at just the right time when he's about to pull one of his dirty tricks, he'll go flying back into the ropes and automatically be knocked out. Especially satisfying in Title Defense if you nail him with a Star Punch as he's trying to get you with his whip-glove before going down.
* LuckySeven: In the Wii game everything with him seems to go by a [[RuleOfThree rule of seven]]. For instance, when he gets up after being knocked down, it's always on the count of seven.
* NightmareFace: The cutscenes in between rounds end with Aran making some pretty psychotic-looking facial expressions.
* NotCheatingUnlessYouGetCaught: The headbutts, the elbow slams, the bouncing off the ring's ropes, the whip glove...
* {{Oireland}}: ''"Ye don't look Irish!"''
* ProducePelting: To which he threatens the audience with bodily harm in his Title Defense version.
* PunnyName: His first name, Aran, sounds like the name for Ireland in the Irish language. However, the Wii game, which has dialog in multiple languages, shows that his primary language is English (not surprising, since Dublin isn't part of a region of the country that predominately uses Irish). Aran Ryan also sounds like Air and Rye, which is a name for rye whiskey, a popular alcoholic drink in ireland.
* RapidFireFisticuffs: Super Punch-Out only.
* ScreamingWarrior: The first time you fight him:
* SlasherSmile: During his round intermissions in Title Defense mode, he gives a pretty big one to Mac/The Player.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: According to the SNES manual, his mother insisted on the unusual spelling of his name.
* TheSpiny: Sort of in the Wii version. Most players will probably be used to the dodge-and-counter method of attacking. This won't work very well against Aran and he's a good way to learn how to counter-punch (meaning, striking the opponent just before they attack).
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Was a [[PaletteSwap head swap]] of and had the same moves and win loss record as Pizza Pasta in Super Punch-Out. Oh what DivergentCharacterEvolution can do for a guy.
* TakingYouWithMe: When the Wii version is knocked down in Title Defense, he tries to take a wild swing at you with his loaded glove as he spins around. Also counts as a KaizoTrap (though you retain the ability to dodge). Hit him with a star punch as he swings for a one-hit KO.
* UseYourHead: Just one of the many dirty tricks Aran will try with you in the Wii version.

!!Heike Kagero
->Appears in: SNES

A Japanese kabuki fighter who likes to use his hair as a weapon.
* {{Bishonen}}
* DanceBattler: A practitioner of Nihon Buyo
* DopplegangerSpin: His "Mirage Dance" attack makes him much harder to hit.
* GorgeousGeorge
* ImprobableWeaponUser: He [[WhipItGood whips]] you with his [[HairFlip hair]].
* LongHairedPrettyboy
* NobleWomansLaugh

!!Mad Clown
->Appears in: SNES

A not-so-nice Italian clown who incorporates backhand punches and juggling balls into his act. Borrows a bit of his repertoire (including an infuriating invulnerability to body blows) from Bear Hugger.
* {{Acrofatic}}: Can do backflips and frontflips
* FatBastard
* LetsGetDangerous: When his trainer announces it's "SHOW TIME!", Mad Clown goes absolutely ''ballistic'' on you.
* MonsterClown[=/=]VillainousHarlequin
* PaletteSwap: Of Bear Hugger. They even have the same taunting reaction to body blows.
* StoutStrength
* UnmovingPlaid
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]: well he is a clown

!!Narcis Prince
->Appears in: SNES

British pretty-boy pugilist who hates being decked in the face. Guess what his weakness is?
* AngryEyebrows
* BerserkButton: His is in easy reach. All it takes is one smack to the face (though he takes great pains to protect it, defending every jab unless you manage to stun him).
* {{Bishonen}}
* ChestInsignia: The "V" on his sweater.
* EvilBrit
* EvilLaugh: If you lose to him.
* TheFightingNarcissist
* GlassCannon: Narcis takes more damage from face shots than body blows. Once you manage to land a blow to the face, he becomes much faster and harder to predict. When he's calm, his punches are telegraphed pretty far in advance for that point in the game.
* GorgeousGeorge
* MinorInjuryOverreaction: Getting punched in the face.
* NotInTheFace: His BerserkButton. Pushing it causes him to fight much more aggressively (compared to his defensive style when he's calm) and leave himself open to more punishment (and facepunches) for roughly 20 seconds or when someone falls down, whichever comes first.
* PunnyName
* RoyalBrat
* SleevesAreForWimps
* SmugSmiler
* SmugSnake
* WeaksauceWeakness: Getting punched in the face. Considering he's a boxer, it kind of comes with the territory.

!!Hoy Quarlow
->Appears in: SNES

An old Chinese master who's seen his share of fights over the years. Never leaves home without his trusty walking stick.
* BadassGrandpa: He's the third-to-last opponent in the [=SNES=] game.
* CombatPragmatist: Most of his attacks involve him either kicking you or attacking you with his stick. In fact, it's rather surprising that the WVBA accepted him, since what he least does is ''punching''. [[FridgeBrilliance Maybe he's practicing Chinese Boxing?]]
* EvilLaugh
* OldMaster
* SimpleStaff
* UnexpectedGameplayChange: To deal any sort of reliable damage when he's stunned, you have to alternate your punches (left, right, left, right). He's the first of two boxes you have to do this for, so it can be tough to take him down until you figure it out.

!!Rick Bruiser
->Appears in: SNES

An appropriately-named champion-level boxer in the Special Circuit. His only career loss has come at the hands of his brother, Nick.
* AffablyEvil: He's a lot more talkative than Nick, and he actually smiles.
* BaldOfEvil
* BoisterousBruiser: Rick is wry and cheerful, in stark contrast to his mute sibling.
* CounterAttack: After a super punch, he'll lean back, then throw a jab.
* EvilAlbino: Rick shares the same build as his brother, but his skin is ashen.
* EvilLaugh
* GracefulLoser: In the credits, he's shown to be in high spirits and taking his loss quite well. On the other hand, he does claim that his only previous loss (to his brother) was because he "let him win."
* GroundPound: His Earthquaker punch. It shakes the ring for a moment, preventing Mac from moving, and it's a OneHitKO on top of that. The only way to avoid it is to dodge just before he lands.
* TheParalyzer: He can disable one of your arms for 10 seconds, preventing you from blocking or punching with that arm.
* PartsUnknown
* PolarOppositeTwins: With Nick. Brash, aggressive and egotistical, but also [[WorthyOpponent accepts losing to Little Mac]] [[GracefulLoser in the end]].
* [[RedOniBlueOni Red Oni]]

!!Nick Bruiser
->Appears in: SNES (champion)

Rick's older brother. Speaks a lot less, and hits a ''lot'' harder. Rules over the WVBA with a pair of iron fists.
* BaldOfEvil
* [[RedOniBlueOni Blue Oni]]
* LightningBruiser
* MadeOfIron: Every opponent in ''Super Punch-Out'' has a state where they drift around the ring in a dizzied trance; unlike any other character, Nick will actually ''recover'' from this state.[[note]]Mind, the difference is cosmetic: the player can still score an instant knockdown if they hit him at the right time while he returns to the center of the ring, just like any other 'dizzied' boxer.[[/note]]
* NowItsMyTurn: After letting himself get attacked.
* TheParalyzer: Also has it. Unlike Rick, he will do this to ''both'' your arms. And even losing use of one prevents you from comboing him after a stun.
* PartsUnknown
* PolarOppositeTwins: With Rick. Quiet, quick and calculating. He's never lost before Mac beat him, so he's having a hard time accepting it.
* TheQuietOne
* RapidFireFisticuffs: Unlike Piston Hurricane's and Aran Ryan's versions, it is not advised that you try to block the entire move, since Nick's is capable of doing damage when blocked (and is the only move aside from your super punches able to do this.)
* StrongerSibling: Rick is harder to beat though, being a much better boxer.
* TrueFinalBoss

[[folder: Introduced in Wii ''Punch-Out!!'']]

!!Disco Kid
->Appears in: Wii\\
Voiced by: Donny Lucas

A native New Yorker who appears to be stuck in the '70s when it comes to fashion. Groovy!
* AfroAsskicker: In his Title Defense look.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Possibly ratcheted up CampGay due to the over-the-top nature of his Title Defense incarnation.
-->''"I am fab-u-lous!"''
* CallingYourAttacks: ''"Here it comes!"''
* {{Camp}}
* DanceBattler: Title Defense Disco grows an afro and has apparently started training with "Boxercise" tapes, and incorporates jumping jacks into his routine. He is also a better dancer than he is a boxer. While he is 2nd in the Minor League, he has a whole shelf of trophies from dance contests.
* DarkSkinnedBlonde
* DiscoDan
* EverythingsFunkierWithDisco
* {{Expy}}: Somewhat resembles a black and blonde RichardSimmons in Title Defense.
* FunPersonified: One of the most energetic fighters, almost constantly smiling. And even when he seems to momentarily loose his groove, he just finds a new way to get his groove back. Disco doesn't stay depressed for long!
* IHitYouYouHitTheGround: "I have a three step program for you; I punch you, you fall down, I win!"
* NiceGuy: Unlike most of the other boxers in the series, Disco is an overall nice guy and doesn't seem to hold anything against Mac, even in Title Defense.
* RapidFireFisticuffs: His Disco Flurry in Title Defense.
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: Adds to the AmbiguouslyGay issue
* ShoutOut:
** In normal mode, he does [[TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir the Carlton Banks dance(tm)]] when you get knocked down.
** His TD victory animation is a fairly obvious shoutout to Flashdance
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Takes the place of Kid Quick, and the disc data still refers to him as such.
** One of the between-rounds quotes from Doc Louis in Title Defense mode even includes the line "This kid is quick!"
* TurnsRed: Sorta. As the battle progresses and he starts nearing a TKO, his attacks come out faster than usual.
* TwinkleSmile: [[spoiler:Sock him in his pearly whites to get a star.]]

!! VideoGame/DonkeyKong
->Appears in: Wii\\
Voiced by: TakashiNagasako

Star of the VideoGame/DonkeyKong game series, the ape serves as the TrueFinalBoss of Punch-Out Wii.
* BoisterousBruiser
* BroughtToYouByTheLetterS: The DK on his tie and boxing gloves.
* ChekhovsGunman: [[ He could be seen in the audience.]]
* GuestFighter: He's the first video game character in the series that originated from another.
* MightyGlacier: He's big and strong, and very difficult as well.
* MundaneUtility: Inverted. Those boxing gloves he wears were originally used for ''baseball.'' (In ''Mario Superstar Baseball'' and ''Mario Super Sluggers'')
* MythologyGag: Appearing in the audience in the Wii version is likely a reference to his appearances as an audience member in the arcade titles (along with the Franchise/SuperMarioBros), as stated above. He's no stranger to ''fighting'' in a boxing ring, either, since that was where the final boss fight of ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'' was staged.
* SmugSuper: After all, he ''is'' one of Nintendo's most famous icons, and on top of that, his match-up with Mac amounts to a giant gorilla versus a 17 year old. As such, [[RhymesOnADime he has a knack for taunting Mac]] at any opportunity, from slicking his hair to blowing a kiss to the audience, right down to ''babytalking you.''
* TrueFinalBoss: Since they couldn't get Mike Tyson to fill the role (as if Mr. Sandman wasn't enough of a replacement), they put this fighter in instead. It worked. Quite well.

[[folder: Introduced in ''Arm Wrestling'']]

!!Texas Mac
-> Appears in: Arm Wrestling

A burly man in a ten-gallon hat.
* EverythingIsBigInTexas
* HeroicBuild
* NiceHat
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

-> Appears in: Arm Wrestling

A traditionally attired sumo wrestler.
* FacialMarkings: He bears the facial paint style used by kabuki artists.
* StoutStrength
* WalkingShirtlessScene

!! Alice & Ape III
-> Appeared in: Arm Wrestling

A little girl who entered her robotic companion in the competition.
* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys
* GadgeteerGenius: Alice
* TheKidWithTheRemoteControl
* MagneticWeapons: Literally. Challenger has to make use of a magnet to scramble Ape III's circuits to win the match. Screw up and Ape III will pin your arm by yanking its own hand down.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Alice is the ONLY named female character in the entire Punch-Out!! franchise, and she's not even a fighter, relying on Ape III (presumably due to concerns about beating up women).
* TelescopingRobot

!! Frank Jr.
-> Appears in: Arm Wrestling (champion)

A large artificial human who is the final challenger.
* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: In this case, purple.
* FrankensteinsMonster: As the PunnyName suggests, complete with neck bolts.
* HeroicBuild: ... ''Damn'', he's ripped. [[PecFlex Flaunted]] if the player loses to him.
* TacticalSuicideBoss: He'll hold up his hand and order you to "Wait!" periodically through the match; trying to pin him then will result in him breathing fire in your face. If he could just do that at ''any'' time...