Today is National Napping Day, and you know what that means? It's time for a Top 5 list of Nintendo's best nappers! I could go for a nap myself, so let's keep this intro short and sweet -- then I can get back to sleep.
Without further ado, let's begin!
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
In the Subspace Emissary mode of Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Yoshi is found peacefully napping on a tree stump in the middle of the woods. Unfortunately, his nap doesn't last very long, as he wakes up to fight off various Subspace goons alongside the legendary Hero of Hyrule!
Super Mario 64
Being nothing more than your average plumber, it's easy to imagine that Mario gets pretty swamped from time to time. In Super Mario 64, weariness catches up to our Red-Capped Hero whenever the player leaves the controller idle for too long. Keep it still for long enough, and you'll get to hear Mario sleep talk about his favorite italian dishes!
#3 Samus Aran
Metroid: Other M
After a grueling mission that left the last Metroid dead and the planet Zebes completely annihilated, Samus sure earned herself a Power (Suit) Nap! Upon returning to Galactic Federation HQ, we find Samus awakening from her snooze in the Medical Bay.
Why does she earn a spot higher than Mario and Yoshi? Well have you seen how she looks after a nap? I'd kill to wake up looking this good and ready for action!
#2: Princess Zelda
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
In Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, Princess Zelda was cursed to sleep indefinitely by the Prince of Hyrule after she refused to tell him the the location of the Triforce. It wouldn't be until our favorite tunic-wearing hero showed up to break the curse that this incarnation of Zelda would finally have her spell broken.
Considering that there have been several Princesses named Zelda born before this Zelda was reawakened, she certainly earns the title of the first true Nintendo Power Napper!
Fire Emblem / Fire Emblem: Awakening
Fire Emblem: Awakening has many...well...awakenings. However, none are as literal as the awakening of the Princess of the Divine Dragon Tribe, Tiki!
Tiki was originally introduced in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon in the West, and is one of the oldest characters in the Fire Emblem universe (being over 2,000 years old and still looking fine!). Tiki is so well-known for sleeping that her support conversations with the Player Character in Fire Emblem: Awakening are nearly entirely done while she is asleep!
However, not all of her naps have been about beauty sleep. For several hundred years, Tiki was asleep so that her overwhelming powers would be suppressed. As such, Tiki has developed a sort of distaste for sleeping. This, however, does not seem to have prevented her from sleeping in according to her in-game profile:
The Voice of the Divine Dragon. While mature, she also has a child-like side. Being a dragonkin, she has lived since days of yore and was friends with the Hero-King, Marth. The most likely to sleep in. Born on February 28th.
- Fire Emblem Awakening
For being the longest sleeper in the Nintendo catalog, Tiki earns the spot of #1 on this list of Nintendo's Top Nappers!
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword has perhaps the most dopey, sleepy Link in the entire series. Sure, we got Link's Awakening where Link is pretty much asleep the entire game, but Skyward Sword's Link is the only one who is constantly looking for an excuse to take a nap!
What about you guys? Have you got any Nintendo Nappers that you'd like to have seen on this list? Leave your opinions in the comments section below!