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Voices (Japanese): Daisuke Gori (Star Fox 64), Tsuguo Mogami (Star Fox 64 3D)
Voices (English): Rick May (Star Fox 64), Duncan Botwood (Star Fox Adventures), David Frederick White (Star Fox 64 3D, Star Fox Zero)

The main enemy of Star Fox. Andross was once a brilliant Cornerian scientist who researched biotechnology after developing a powerful hyperspatial engine. However, his experiments grew increasingly radical to the point that his secret weapon wreaked havoc in the capital. The Corneria Defense Force was ultimately able to contain the disaster at a severe cost. He was arrested and exiled to Venom by General Pepper, but suddenly resurged with a Venomian empire five years later, initiating the Lylat Wars.

    General Scales
Voiced By: John Silke

Head of the SharpClaw tribe of dinosaurs on Dinosaur Planet (later Sauria), he is a warlord in the midst of conquering the entire planet for his own — and has even managed to shatter it into pieces by removing its SpellStones. He is the Big Bad of Star Fox Adventures.

  • 0% Approval Rating: Absolutely everyone on Dinosaur Planet hates his guts, including his own SharpClaw minions. At the end of the game, the entire SharpClaw tribe rejoices and celebrates his demise.
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: Given how unpopular he is (see Bad Boss below), it is likely that he only remained in charge through force, and fear of force.
  • Badass Longcoat: Wears something longcoatish when first introduced.
  • Bad Boss: Best shown in CloudRunner Fortress; while Fox is confronting General Scales and shooting at him, Scales promptly Neck Lifts a nearby SharpClaw soldier to use as a Human Shield, and then throws him at Fox.
  • Bait-and-Switch Boss: He's this in CloudRunner Fortress. When Fox meets him after reaching the gold chamber, he orders the present SharpClaw Riders to take the SpellStone elsewhere so Fox is distracted retrieving it, thus buying Scales time to warp away from the place.
  • Berserk Button: He gets really pissed off by the Queen CloudRunner lying to him about Fox's whereabouts/existence. So pissed off, in fact, that he tramples two of his own men to grab her in a Neck Lift. Even in the pre-Star Fox version (Dinosaur Planet), he was so pissed off he had outright killed the queen, thus forcing the very young CloudRunner chick Kyte to resume duties as the new queen in the end of the game.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: When he meets Krystal, he proudly declares himself a tyrant and dictator.
  • Colonel Kilgore: Certainly the most violent of his kind.
  • Cool Sword: His golden cutlass that he pulls on Fox in their last encounter looks pretty sweet. Too bad he doesn't get to use it.
  • Cool Helmet: Horned.
  • Faux Affably Evil: When he meets Fox he decides to show him some "hospitality" right before knocking him out and locking him up.
  • The Heavy: Andross is the Big Bad, but Scales still unwittingly does most of the work.
  • Large Ham: He's almost always talking in a loud grandiose manner and his first appearance has him introducing himself in and over the top fashion.
  • Neck Lift: Repeatedly, first with Krystal in the intro.
  • No-Sell: Although most players probably won't see it, it is actually possible to get an attack on Scales by selecting the Fire Blaster instead of just drawing your staff (which ends the encounter). You can pelt Scales in the face with magic which he will just absorb with no reaction.
  • Pure Is Not Good: Implied with Scales not only being present in a Krazoa Shrine, but also possessing a Krazoa Spirit (it was earlier stated that only the pure of heart can gain a Krazoa Spirit). Given his nature, it can only mean Scales is pure evil.
  • The Neidermeyer: Hated by his own troops to the point that the reinforcements he calls in during the non-boss battle don't make a move, then loot him the moment he drops.
  • The Unfought: As soon as the intended battle begins, Andross interrupts it and orders Scales to give the last Krazoa Spirit to Fox.
  • Tyrannosaurus rex: A humanoid one. He also shares traits with Allosaurus as well.
  • Unwitting Pawn: He didn't even know Andross.

    Aparoid Queen

The main villain of Star Fox: Assault. The Hive Queen of the aparoids, she wants all life forms to become one with her hive, because she believes only through assimilating living souls can she and her species truly evolve. A big fan of Mind Rape.

  • Assimilation Plot: She considers it necessary for the genetic advancement of her species.
  • Big Bad: In Assault.
  • Captain Ersatz: The Borg meets space Bugs.
  • Creepy Monotone: She is the only aparoid in the entire game to have a voice. And boy, is it a creepy one... Those infected by the aparoids also start taking on this form of speaking (particularly Pigma).
  • Death by Irony: Tries to commit galaxy-wide genocide by wiping out every single known form of life and replacing it with that of the aparoids, often by infecting machines or the living cells of other creatures. She's killed by having what is a genetic bomb fired into her, which targets cells in her body designed for "apoptosis" (a scientific term relating to the death of cellular activity), which due to her Hive Mind connection ensures the complete and utter destruction of the entire aparoid race.
  • Evilutionary Biologist: Kind of. It was stated after her defeat that her main motivation for the Assimilation Plot was that she wanted to bypass evolution by stealing souls, apparently because she was born without one, and thus couldn't evolve. It was a little weird.
  • Expy: As the aparoids were basically the Borg to Star Fox's Star Trek, the aparoid queen is the Borg Queen.
  • Hive Queen: Queen of the aparoid collective.
  • Mind Rape: Attempts this on the Star Fox team (Fox in particular) when they meet her face to face, but fails.
    • It also failed in a way because she didn't do the proper research on James McCloud, given that she used his voice to try to break his spirit, but James would not have been the kind of person to tell Fox to give up, something that Fox knew more than anyone else.
  • Royal "We": "All for us. Everything in this universe, all for us. Bow before us, submit to us!" Granted this might also be a case of Voice of the Legion due to the Hive Mind.
  • Shape Shifter Guilt Trip: Uses the voices of various characters to get into Star Fox's heads during the first phase of her battle.
  • Voice Changeling: Mimics the voices of various characters presumed dead to get under Star Fox's skin.
  • We Have Reserves: Her combat "strategy" mostly consists of flinging aparoids at problems until the problems go away. Given the sheer number of aparoids at her disposal and how hard they are to kill, this works out pretty well for her.
  • Woman in White: Her first form resembles a giant white humanoid woman in a queen's dress.

    Anglar Emperor

The main villain of Star Fox Command. He is the ruler of the Anglars, a Venomian race of mutated aquatic creatures, who were a side-effect of Andross's experimentations. With Star Fox having disbanded by the time the game took place, his army was able to easily take over most of the Lylat system.

  • Alluring Anglerfish: The final battle against him takes place in Venom's depths.
  • Curse Cut Short: When damaged in battle, he sometimes goes "Oh sh...".
  • Fish People: Him and the whole Anglar army sans Andrew.
  • Galactic Conqueror: Takes after Andross, as him and and his race were affected by the same experiments Andross performed on himself, and thus have a bit of his DNA on their genetic structure.
  • Pitiful Worms: His opinion on non-Venomian lifeforms.
  • Underwater Boss Battle: The final battle against his ship, the Arrowhead.


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