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Characters: F-Zero
aka: F-Zero
This series has quite a few characters.

So many that we need a few extra pages to list them all. Check the following pages for characters who debuted in:


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Introduced in F-Zero

    # 07 - Captain Falcon 
Real Name: Douglas Jay Falcon

The main character of the F-Zero franchise and probably the more well known than the series itself, thanks to Super Smash Bros. Captain Falcon is a man in his mid 30's who's said to be one of the best bounty hunters in the universe. He lives on a chain of islands off the coast of Port Town (with F-Zero tracks of their own for practice) in solitude due to the number of enemies he's made from bounty hunting. He also has a small facility in Mute City in where he trains via virtual reality, as seen in GX.

His Machine is the Blue Falcon, rated B-C-B and weighing 1260kgs; its creator and engine(s) are unknown, adding further to the mystique. It is considered to be the most well-rounded machine in the games it appears in. Its driving style is average too, so anyone playing can (theoretically) use it well. However, the Blue Falcon is usually ranked 10th or lower when controlled by the A.I. It has appeared in many a Nintendo games, most notably in Mario Kart Wii as a lightweight kart and as a decoration in several Animal Crossing games.


  • Badass: Is he ever.
    • Adaptation Displacement: Fans of Super Smash Bros. will probably be disappointed to learn that F-Zero!Falcon and SSB!Falcon are two virtually different characters. Both are badasses in their own right, but this Falcon is a straight-laced, no-nonsense kind of guy, while his depiction in Smash is pure camp.
    • Badass Boast: To do this to the creators of the universe and back up his claim, it's pretty badass.
    Captain Falcon: "Come off it! You think you can beat me? No way!!"
  • Big Damn Heroes: You'd be hard pressed to find better.
  • Blue Oni: To Blood Falcon's Red Oni. They even wear the appropriate colors.
  • Bounty Hunter: When not on the track, which seems to be never.
    • We do see him doing some bounty hunting work in the GX Story Mode, the second mission to be precise, in which he has managed to track down a group of criminals to the middle of the desert. This later turns out to be a trap set up by Goroh, which he, of course, uses to challenge Falcon to a race. The original game, however, did include a comic in which Falcon in fact did do his specified profession.
    • Said comic also featured, to date, the only time in F-Zero history that Falcon has bothered to use his gun.
  • Car Fu: His Final Smash in Brawl.
    • In some circles, that move is referred to as "Falcon Hit 'n' Run" and "Falcon Drunk Driving."
  • Captain Space, Defender of Earth!: Subverted, in that despite being very hammy in the Super Smash Bros. games, and even having the look of these character types, he's actually a VERY effective hero and is a genuine defender of earth.
  • Character Celebrity Endorsement: In-universe, Falcon was apparently featured in a commercial (with him uttering the final words, "Let's try") that inspired Billy to join the races.
  • Characterization Marches On: In the games, not much is known about Falcon other than his sense of justice. Super Smash Bros. then transforms the guy into a campy, over-the-top brawler with a Falcon Punch. Falcon Densetsu/GP Legend plays both sides, and he even uses the Falcon Punch in the Grand Finale.
  • Clothing Damage: In his GX ending movie, he saves Mrs. Arrow's baby from a speeding locomotive. Afterwards, his pants rip, revealing his Goofy Print Underwear. This leaves Falcon in an awkward and compromising position as Mrs. Arrow chuckles at his misfortune.
  • The Comically Serious: Portrayed this way in GX.
  • Cool Car: While it's not a car in the strictest sense, the Blue Falcon is one awesome ride. The Blue Falcon is such an incredible machine that its stats misrepresent its performance. A novice could drive it and appear to be a pro.
    Samurai Goroh: "That's a fine looking machine you're driving, Falcon."
  • Gameplay and Story Segregation/Informed Ability: He's consistently depicted as outclassing Samurai Goroh in every way, but in the original F-Zero the Blue Falcon is just plain second-rate compared to the Fire Stingray. While Blue Falcon is good for novice players and has better acceleration, Fire Stingray can take more punishment, has a higher top speed and much better cornering abilities.
  • Informed Loner: Falcon is a man shrouded in mystery, cast away from the common eye for their own safety. And yet, there he is, trying to enjoy a drink at a bar in Mute City (Chapter 3 of GX's Story Mode) in the company of half of the cast. Jack even toasts to him like they're good pals.
  • Jack of All Stats: Even after several games, he still holds the title. He's more of a Lightning Bruiser in Super Smash Bros.
  • Large Ham: In GX, along with everyone else.
  • Let's Race Like Gentlemen: He tries to convince Black Shadow to lay off on their grudge until the Grand Prix. It doesn't work.
    Captain Falcon: "Let's settle this at the Grand Prix. Not like this, it's the coward's way."
    Black Shadow: "'The coward's way'? You make it sound so noble."
    • People seem to forget he has a gun. He used it in a comic that came with the first game, but that's it. He handles it in GX, but never pulls it out against anyone, not even in Smash Bros.
  • Mysterious Past/Shrouded in Myth: Falcon is an enigma. What little facts that games disclose about him might not even be true. It is believed that he was born in Port Town, served as a member of the Internova Police Force alongside Goroh (hence his title of "Captain" and his rivalry with Goroh), and lives on a chain of islands off the coast of Port Town, a haven safe from his enemies (complete with racetracks so he can keep himself in peak condition).
    Silver Neelson: "You're the famous Falcon?"

    # 05 - Samurai Goroh 
The main rival to Captain Falcon, father to Dai Goroh and husband to Lisa Brilliant. The rivalry between him and Falcon began sometime when the two were in the Internova Police together and is the reason he races F-Zero and, probably, a bounty hunter as well. He now leads a group of interstellar bandits whose main headquarters is located in Red Canyon. His illegal activities have made him a target of many; of note Antonio Guster, his old right hand man that he let get arrested by the Space Allies.

His Machine is the Fire Stingray (although rumors say that he stole it), rated A-D-B and weighing in at a hefty 1960kgs, it was created by Toramon Echigoya and uses two RS-5060 engines, aka "The Pride of the Universe." The driving style is more focused on speed and stability, however this leads it to have cruddy acceleration.


  • Acrofatic: Pudgy, yet he's able to perform multiple backflips in a row.
  • The Alcoholic: Loves to drink to his successes... however few they are.
  • Anti-Role Model: For his son.
  • Badass: When you're Capt. Falcon's rival, you've got to be this.
    • Badass Crew: The leader of an intergalactic gang of bandits stationed in Red Canyon.
  • Bilingual Bonus: If you're able to read Japanese characters, the kanji on his shirt becomes this.
  • Cool Car: "I can't lose in my Fire Stingray!" It doesn't hurt that, in the first F-Zero game, the Fire Stingray is just plain better than Blue Falcon in terms of performance.
  • Fat Idiot: Not quite in the games, but he shows a few signs here and there.
  • Gameplay and Story Segregation/Informed Flaw: See Falcon's entry above.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: He's a samurai, so it's kind of a no-brainer.
  • Kavorka Man: He's a loudmouth, crass, arrogant, and greedy bandit who is seen as a major headache by many of his fellow racers, yet it's clear that the insanely hot space babe princess Princia Ramode wants to jump his bones. (He also has a son, which implies that another unknown woman felt the same way about him in the past.)
  • Patriotic Fervor: In GX, when he signs an autograph, he leaves an imprint of his hand, just like any professional sumo wrestler would.
  • Real Men Drive Pink Cars
  • The Rival: To Captain Falcon.
  • Samurai: Guess why.
  • Stout Strength: Anyone mind explaining how he's simultaneously ripped and obese?
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Not completely, but his ego definitely overshadows his actual ability.
    Samurai Goroh (on the key to his victory): "Being so handsome!" (laughs)
    Samurai Goroh: "Goroh is the greatest man in racing. In fact, the whole galaxy!"
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Played straight (in a Ugly Guy, Hot Admirer fashion) with Goroh and Princia, which would be one hell of an Opposites Attract example.
  • Wearing a Flag on Your Head: The Japan flag, no less. The design is a bit stylized, though.

    # 03 - Dr. Robert Stewart 
Dr. Robert Stewart is a licensed medical doctor who took up racing on the F-Zero circuit after the mysterious death of his father, Kevin Stewart, a university professor and F-Zero pilot in his own right. When the Great Accident occurred, he was brought in to perform surgery on all those injured in the crash. And despite some very gruesome and horrible injuries, every operation was a success and Dr. Stewart didn't lose a single patient.

His machine is the Golden Fox, ranked D-A-D, weighing 1,420kgs (originally 1,020) and was passed down to him by his father. Its lightweight construction and weak grip makes it ideal for drifting through corners, even if its high speed and top-notch boost make it a touch difficult to control.


  • Handsome Lech: Oddly enough, the comic included with the instruction manual for the first game painted him in this light ("I shall win to honor beautiful women everywhere!").
  • Meaningful Name: With an added dose of Fridge Brilliance. In Japan, characters whose eyes are always closed are referred to as having "Kitsune no Me" ("fox's eyes" in English). The name of Stewart's vehicle? The Golden Fox.
  • Racing Medic: He's a licensed doctor with fabled surgical skills, best seen during the Horrific Grand Finale, where his medical expertise prevented all of his patients from dying. He's also one of the more seasoned racers, with over ten years of experience under his belt.
  • Scarf of Friendship: It's unknown as to who the scarf is meant to symbolize, but it might be Gomar & Shioh, given their comments.
  • Spiky Hair: Mostly subverted. His hairstyle is fairly realistic... until you get to those two spikes on each side of the back of his head.
  • Watch It Stoned: His GX video. This is why magic mushrooms and video game developers don't mix.

    # 06 - Pico 
An alien assassin who used to serve in the military. Believed to have caused the great accident which injured many people.

His machine is the "Wild Goose," ranked A-B-C and was a military vehicle. It is the most durable ship, with a good top speed, but it has low acceleration and grip.
  • Knife Nut: He collects 'em.
  • Primal Stance/Limp and Livid: In the Machine Setting screen from GX/AX. His arms sway lifelessly as he cocks his head back and forth before either wiping his mouth with his gloves or randomly pouncing at nothing.

    Mr. Zero 
The announcer for the F-Zero Grand Prix.

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