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The F-Zero: Legend of Falcon (or F-Zero: Falcon Densetsu if you prefer) subseries is peculiar. It contains an anime and two games, serving as an alternate continuity to the F-Zero series taking place in the 23rd century rather than the 26th and beyond. The anime and the first game are both called Falcon Densetsu/GP Legend. We'll refer to the anime as (The) Legend of Falcon and the first game as GP Legend on this page.


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Characters Debuting in F-Zero: GP Legend

    # 00 - Ryu Suzaku 
Dub Name: Rick Wheeler
Voiced by: Toshiyuki Morikawa (JP), Frank Frankson (EN)

    # 31 - Lucy Liberty 
Voiced by: Nana Mizuki (JP), Amy Birnbaum (EN)

    # 32 - Miss Killer 
Real Name: Misaki Haruka
Voiced by: Sayuri Yoshida (JP), Karen Nell (EN)

  • Dating Catwoman: With Ryu. Later subverted when it's revealed that she's his actual girlfriend.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Whereas Misaki Haruka is cheery, her Miss Killer persona uses a deeper, more sultry tone.

    # 33 - Lisa Brilliant 
Voiced by: Mayumi Asano (JP), Lisa Ortiz (EN)

  • Beauty Mark: Sports one on the right side of her face, near her chin.
  • Canon Foreigner: While Goroh had a child in the games, his wife was never mentioned, and it's unlikely he currently had one given how Princia lusts after him.
  • Femme Fatale: In her debut appearance, she seduced the 20 something Jack Levin and took his machine.

Characters Debuting in F-Zero Climax

    Clank Hughes 
Voiced by: Rika Komatsu (JP), Isshin Chiba (JP, older), Suzanne Goldish (EN)

A mysterious enforcer of Don Genie's.

    Death Soldier 
Robotic foot soldiers for Dark Million.

  • Heel–Face Brainwashing: In Climax, Lisa shows its possible to reprogram them.
  • Mecha-Mooks: They are robot soldiers. They never receive dialogue in the anime, however they seem to show small emotions such as fear.
  • Mooks: One of Black Shadow's goons.
  • Palette Swap: Their vehicles are copies of the Death Anchor with slightly different stats. In the anime, some also ride palette swaps of the Red Bull.
  • Player Mooks: In F-Zero Climax, he can be unlocked for use by the player.

Returning Characters in The Legend of Falcon

This section is for tropes/information exclusive to The Legend of Falcon. For details shared with or exclusive to the main series, see F-Zero and F-Zero X.
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#01 - Mighty Gazelle

Voiced by: Takayuki Fujimoto (JP)

#02 - Jody Summer

Voiced in the anime by: Kikuko Inoue (JP), Veronica Taylor (EN)

#03 - Dr. Robert Stewart

Voiced by: Nobuo Tobita (JP), Dan Green (EN)

  • This Is Something He's Got to Do Himself: When Black Shadow uses Dr. Stewart's tech and talents to create Blood Falcon, Dr. Stewart is prepared to eradicate Blood using a bio-weapon that destroys artificial DNA.

#04 - Baba

Voiced by: Yasunobu Iwata (JP), Ted Lewis (EN)

  • Adaptational Personality Change: In the games Baba was very flamboyant, using both feminine and masculine pronouns to refer to himself. Here Baba isn't nearly as flamboyant as he is in the games and strictly identifies as male.
  • Adaptational Villainy: In the games, Baba was simply a snooty racer, here he's a member of Dark Million.

#05 - Samurai Goroh

Voiced by: Yasunobu Iwata (JP), Eric Stuart (EN)

  • Absurdly Sharp Blade: In his anime debut, he effortlessly cuts through a missile. It gets better from there on.
  • Adaptational Attractiveness: Whereas he's somewhat pudgy and oafish-looking in the games, Goroh's anime counterpart is ruggedly handsome.
  • Adaptational Badass: This version of Goroh oozes badassery. He's probably second only to Falcon in this regard.
  • Cool Starship: His crew gets one. Its signature weapon? A retractable space katana.
  • Kavorka Man: Subverted in this series, where he's shown to be more levelheaded and mellow, with a noble and sagacious personality. He even has a wife, the equally foxy Lisa Brilliant.
  • Lovable Rogue: His Butt-Monkey status is revoked here, with Goroh pretty much serving as Ryu's mentor.
  • Master Swordsman: Unparalleled. Hyper Zoda only won because he's a cheater.
  • Pet the Dog: When he and Ryu part ways during their first meeting, Goroh may have stolen the goods, but he leaves the medicine Ryu had been searching for and tells him that he doesn't pilfer from those worse off than him and tries not to harm others unless it's absolutely necessary (i.e. self defense). Ryu realizes that despite being a thief, Goroh's a decent man with morals. For this reason, he's one of the first people to defend Goroh when Antonio Guster frames him and often seeks out the samurai's advice.
  • Stout Strength: Averted here; he loses the "Stout."
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Subverted, as anime!Goroh is far more attractive than his video game self.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Anti-Hero, actually, but close enough. He gets this from both Ryu and his wife for blowing up a cargo transport, although he was framed by Antonio Guster's bomb-happy antics.

#06 - Pico

Voiced by: Kenichi Mochizuki (JP), Sean Schemmel (EN)

An alien assassin who occasionally works for Dark Million.

#07 - Captain Falcon

Voiced by: Hideyuki Tanaka (JP), David Wills (EN)

#08 - Octoman

Voiced by: Takeshi Yamato (JP), Eric Stuart (EN)

  • Adaptational Villainy: By far the strangest example. Not only was he unambiguously a good guy in the games, he was probably the nicest and friendliest member of the cast along with Leon. While his sympathetic motives are retained, it doesn't save him from being treated like crap every other episode.
  • Not What I Signed on For: In the Final Battle, Octoman realizes that Black Shadow's will endanger Takora and the universe, and leaves.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: He races to support his family, not the ambitions of Dark Million.
  • Villainous Friendship: Octoman and Bio-rex are close friends, often watching the races together.

#09 - Mr. EAD

Voiced by: Yasunobu Iwata (JP), Wayne Grayson (EN)

#10 - James McCloud

Voiced by: Shin-ichiro Miki (JP)

  • Retired Badass: He offers up his training and advice to the heroes when they scout out him out. He's also harboring a dangerous secret: he once functioned as a drill sergeant for Dark Million in the past.
  • Shout-Out: On top of the myriad of Star Fox nods from the games, James is given a partner named O'Donnell in flashback sequences.

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#11 - Billy

Voiced by: Masaki Aizawa (JP)

#12 - Kate Alen

Voiced by: Ai Maeda (JP)

#13 - Zoda

Voiced by: Shinpachi Tsuji (JP), Jamie McGonnigal (EN)

#14 - Jack Levin

Voiced by: Kazuki Yao (JP), Marc Thompson (EN)

  • Chest Insignia: Has a "J" on his jumpsuit.
  • Handsome Lech: He's so much like this that Lisa Brilliant uses her womanly wiles to gain access to the Mobile Task Force HQ, ransack it, and make off with Jack's Astro Robin.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Prior to the start of the series, Jack was once part of Michael Chain's death as the ponytail-sporting "Death Reaper."

#15 - Bio Rex

Voiced by: Takayuki Fujimoto (JP), Marc Thompson (EN)

  • Adaptation Origin Connection: In the games, a team of scientists created Bio-Rex, in the anime, Dark Million created Bio rex explaining his Adaptational Villainy.
  • Adaptational Villainy: It should be a no-brainer that he was made into a villain based on how he looked.
  • Butt-Monkey: In some missions from GP Legend's Story Mode (e.g chasing Zoda as Ryu and Falcon; destroying Blood Falcon's machine as Jack), the pursed racers leave a scapegoat piloting their machines allowing them to escape. Said scapegoat is always Rex.
  • Mythology Gag: He fears Beastman, who was his main rival in the games.

#16 - The Skull

Real Name: Sterling LaVaughn
Voiced by: Takayuki Fujimoto (JP), Andrew Rannells (EN)

#17 - Antonio Guster

Voiced by: Takeharu Ōnishi (JP)

#18 - Beastman

Voiced by: Yasunori Matsumoto (JP)

#19 - Leon

Voiced by: Kenji Nojima (JP)

  • Adaptational Jerkass: While not an outright villain, Leon becomes wild and crazy once he becomes a beast.
  • Adaptation Species Change: In the game, Leon was a mostly feline alien with some canine features, in the anime, Leon is a human who turns into a mostly canine alien with some feline features.
  • Bishōnen: His human form. It's even bishier than Jack.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: Towards Lucy, although there is some chemistry between them.
  • In Name Only: The anime incarnation of Leon has a different backstory, a different personality, and is even a different species.
  • Our Werewolves Are Different: Leon's transformations are not of his own volition, induced by surges in his adrenaline.

#20 - Super Arrow

Voiced by: Yuichi Nagashima (JP), David Wills (EN)

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#21 - Mrs. Arrow

Voiced by: Yuka Komatsu (JP), Lisa Ortiz (EN)

#22 - Gomar & Shioh

Gomar voiced by: Takashi Nagasako (JP)

#23 - Silver Neelson

Young!Silver voiced by: Kenichi Mochizuki (JP), Marc Diraison (EN)
Old!Silver voiced by: Bin Shimada (JP)

#24 - Michael Chain

Voiced by: Tomoyuki Shimura (JP), Dan Green (EN)

  • Adaptational Badass: Quite a bit more imposing here than in the games proper.
  • Badass Crew: Played a tad straighter with his Space Racer Clan in this series than in the main games, although it's nothing remarkable.
  • Blackmail: He pressures a millionare named Truman to capture strong racers so that he can easily make it to the top, threatening to harm his girlfriend Dream if Truman didn't reply. Ryu, Lucy, and the Arrows are on his list, but band together to screw over Michael.
  • Weapon of Choice: Has a kunai-tipped chain whip.

#25 - Blood Falcon

Voiced by: Banjo Ginga (JP)

#26 - John Tanaka

Voicedby: Isshin Chiba (JP)

  • Butt-Monkey: Due to his status as a Lovable Coward.
  • Fanboy: Of Kate Alen.
  • Mistaken for Badass: By Pico. Seriously, Pico? Seriously?
    • Zoda, too. They have him tied up, screaming for mercy, but Zoda and Pico believe John to be this daring hero with nerves of steel who single-handedly figured out their schemes and is acting as The Bait so his crew can sneak up and bust them. It is hilarious how far they are from the truth; John was merely there so that he could attend Kate Alen's concert.
    • His allies from the Mobile Task Force compliment John as well. John lies about how he figured out Dark Million's plan days in advance, and the entire fiasco was pure luck on John's part (for example, he trips up Pico by running away, causing Pico's foot to be tangled in a rope). Jody remarks that the team may need to start taking him seriously for once.

#27 - Draq

Voiced by: Hiroshi Naka (JP), Eric Stuart (EN)

  • Blue Oni: To Roger's red, the exact opposite of the main series.

#28 - Roger Buster

Voiced by: Takayuki Fujimoto (JP)

#29 - Dr. Theodore Clash

Voiced by: Isshin Chiba (JP), Maddie Blaustein (EN)

#30 - Black Shadow

Voiced by: Norio Wakamoto (JP), Eric Stuart (EN)


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