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    The Star Fox Team
The band of adventurers-for-hire after whom the series is named. Most of it's members were trained at the Cornerian Military Academy, but the team itself is a privately-run paramilitary. Due to at least two Continuity Reboots, research into their origins is somewhat difficult. In the first continuity, they were outlaw freedom fighters on Papetoon before being hired as PMCs during the Lylat War due to their impressive skills. Since Star Fox 64 rebooted the franchise, they were private military contractors to begin with. Star Fox's roster has changed numerous times in each timeline.

Timeline 1

  • In Star Fox, the team started with four members: Fox McCloud, Falco Lombardi, Peppy Hare, and Slippy Toad. The comic tie-in adds Fara Phoenix, who is Fox's love interest in this timeline. Star Fox 2 adds Miyu and Fay as playable pilots while ignoring Fara entirely even though she existed in early builds of the game.note 

Timeline 2

  • The original (unplayable) team, according to backstory, was made up of James McCloud, Peppy Hare, and Pigma Dengar. They were hired to investigate a military buildup on the planet Venom, but during the mission, Pigma betrayed the team and killed James after being paid off by Andross, who was responsible for the military buildup.
  • In Star Fox 64, The team was re-formed and led by James's son Fox McCloud, and featured Falco Lombardi, Peppy Hare, and Slippy Toad, with the express intent to destroy Andross. This is the core team during the Lylat Wars, as seen in the original game, but with the addition of ROB/NUS 64: the robotic operator of the Great Fox.
  • Falco left the team in Farewell, Beloved Falco; afterwards, Slippy temporarily traded in his pilot's wings to devote the bulk of his time to Cornerian Weapons Research and Development, and Peppy retired from active flight duty to concentrate on an advisory position in mission planning.
  • Falco rejoined the team at the end of Adventures. Krystal also joined the team. Tricky is proclaimed to be an honorary member for his invaluable assistance, but never leaves his home planet to join the Great Fox. Instead, he stays home to uphold his royal responsibilities.
  • Peppy replaced Pepper as general sometime before Star Fox Command, Slippy again focused on his mechanic work elsewhere, Falco left the team for similar reasons, and Krystal was kicked out due to Fox's concern over her safety. Since Star Fox Command has Multiple Endings, there are many different ways the Star Fox team can end up depending on the player's actions.

Timeline 3

  • Star Fox Zero is currently the only game in this timeline, and it follows essentially the same plot (and thus, the came characters) as Star Fox 64, but with addition of Direct-I: a small robot designed to assist the Gyrowing and Roadmaster)

Original Members


    Fox McCloud
"Sorry to jet, but I’m in a hurry!"
Voices (Japanese): Shinobu Satouchi (Star Fox 64, Super Smash Bros., Super Smash Bros. Melee)
Kenji Nojima (Star Fox: Assault, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U)
Takashi Ohara (Star Fox 64 3D, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)
Voices (English): Dan Owsen (Star Fox)
Mike West (Star Fox 64, Star Fox 64 3D, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, Star Fox Zero, Starlink: Battle for Atlas, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)
Steve Malpass (Star Fox Adventures, Super Smash Bros. Melee)
Jim Walker (Star Fox Assault, Super Smash Bros. Brawl)

Fox McCloud is the main character of all of the Star Fox games and the leader of the Star Fox team.

    Falco Lombardi
"I'll take the sky any day."
Voices (Japanese): Hisao Egawa (most appearances)
Kosuke Takaguchi (Star Fox 64 3D, Star Fox Zero)
Voices (English): Bill Johns (Star Fox 64)
Ben Cullum (Super Smash Bros. Melee, Star Fox Adventures)
Mike Madeoy (Star Fox: Assault)
Dex Manley (Super Smash Bros. Brawl)
Mark Lund (Star Fox 64 3D, Star Fox Zero, Starlink: Battle for Atlas, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)

Falco Lombardi is something of a loose cannon compared to the rest of Star Fox. He doesn't play well with others, and seems to work with the team for purely financial reasons, though deep down he realizes what is at stake and will do what is right. He tends to butt heads with Fox, leading to a falling out between them before Star Fox Adventures, but by Star Fox: Assault, he seems to have warmed up to him, and they are simply friendly rivals. Falco is either the best pilot on the team or at least Fox's equal, with the best Arwing stats in Assault and a specialized Sky Claw vehicle in Command.

    Peppy Hare
“To Barrel Roll, press Z or R twice!”
Voices (Japanese): Tomohisa Aso (All games)
Voices (English): Rick May (Star Fox 64)
Chris Seavor (Super Smash Bros. Melee, Star Fox Adventures)
Henry Dardenne (Star Fox: Assault)
Dex Manley (Super Smash Bros. Brawl)
Jaz Adams (Star Fox 64 3D, Star Fox Zero, Starlink: Battle for Atlas)

Peppy Hare is a veteran of the original Star Fox team led by his former classmate James McCloud, acting as a father figure to the current Star Fox team led by Fox McCloud. Since the end of the Lylat Wars, he rarely climbs into the cockpit of an Arwing, preferring instead to serve as the team's navigator and general advisor. By Command, he left the team to become a general in the Cornerian Army.

    Slippy Toad
"Fox, get this guy off me!"
Voices (Japanese): Kyoko Tonguu (All games)
Voices (English): Lyssa Browne (Star Fox 64, Star Fox 64 3D, Star Fox Zero, Starlink: Battle for Atlas)
Chris Seavor (Super Smash Bros. Melee, Star Fox Adventures)
Mike McAuliffe (Star Fox: Assault, Super Smash Bros. Brawl)

Slippy Toad is a close friend of Fox McCloud since their school days, and a talented mechanical engineer. His enthusiasm tends to outweigh his technical flight skills, so he is the one most likely to get into trouble. Still, he is considered the likeable, morale-boosting "mascot" of the team.

  • A Day in the Limelight: Star Fox Guard prominently features him and his uncle Grippy.
  • Age Lift: Slippy was 19 years old in the SNES canon, whereas in the 64 canon, he was 18. This makes him the only member of the team whose age was largely unchanged in the rebooted continuity.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: In one plotline in Command, Slippy ends up brainwashed by Octoman into fighting against Fox and Amanda.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Some of his lines in Assault paint him this way, especially when he looks at the menacing aparoid base and remarks about how tasty it looks (as well as angrily ask if the aparoids have ever heard of windows in one conversation).
  • Crossdressing Voices:
    • Starting in 64, he has female voice actors in all of the Japanese games, and in the English version of Star Fox 64 as well. He's voiced by a man in Star Fox Assault, but went back to a female in Zero and Guard. This lead to western fans infamously (and continually) mistaking him for a girl, despite Peppy's line at the ending of the Titania level establishing that Slippy is indeed male ("I'm sure he's [Slippy] learned his lesson."). This is a strong contrast to the original game, in which Slippy has the second lowest voice of all the main characters — an unmistakable Simlish baritone, with only Falco's bass voice being lower in pitch.
  • Distressed Dude: Slippy has been kidnapped no less than four times in official works:
    • First in the original comic, he was kidnapped by a lizardman mechanic in a hangar on Titania, and taken to Andross's base on Fortuna. He was eventually able to free himself with the help of the explosives hidden on his person.
    • In 64, he gets shot down over Titania, and nearly ends up in the jaws of Goras. He needs to be rescued by Fox.
    • Then in Farewell, Beloved Falco, Slippy is piloting the Landmaster on Titania, and recalls how he was previously kidnapped in the same situation. Then he's kidnapped again, this time by the Goras and Captain Shears, and Fox has to rescue him again.
    • One path of Command sees him get possessed by the enemy, and Fox has to save him AGAIN.
  • Enemy Scan: Slippy does this for you in most games, allowing you to see the boss' shields/Hit Points.
  • Establishing Character Moment: In 64, seconds after gameplay begins, he goes off on his own and a fighter begins chasing him.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: It runs in the family, considering his father's knack for inventions. The two worked together on the Blue-Marine according to the guide for 64.
  • Go Out with a Smile: ...sort of. If you kill Slippy in Assault's Multiplayer mode, he dies face-up, still smiling a dumb, open-mouthed smile. It's pretty hilarious.
  • Gratuitous English: In the Japanese versions of Star Fox 64 and Star Fox: Assault, saving Slippy during the flight missions usually results him in saying "Thank you, Fox!" in English.
  • Hidden Depths: Assault reveals in his multiplayer stats that while he's not a particularly skilled flyer, he's a force to be reckoned with as a Landmaster tank driver. This gets reflected in Star Fox Command, and earlier in Star Fox 2, where his personal ship is essentially a flying tank.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes
  • Kid-Appeal Character: He's chirpy and enthusiastic, but somewhat naive. This aspect of him usually gets on Falco's nerves.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Has a tendency to fly off on his own during missions, which gets him into big trouble in Sector X.
  • Like Father, Like Son: Though the similarities between father and son are applied somewhat differently. His father Beltino is a geeky, stuttering, absent-minded inventor of ships and weaponry (though no indication is given he's the type who's been in a fight), whereas Slippy is a geeky, mostly non-stuttering, occasionally absent-minded inventor and operator of ships and weaponry.
  • Manchild: He's the same age as Fox, but he has a high-pitched voice, gets into trouble constantly, and has little adaptive talent. His traits could pass for a 7-year old.
  • Mighty Glacier: In Star Fox Command, his Bullfrog ship gets plasma shots, but it has a tiny boost meter and isn't very mobile.
  • Missing Mom: Who is Slippy's mom? Out of all the major Star Fox characters whose parents have been shown, Slippy is the only one who has been depicted with no mother whatsoever.
  • Nice Guy: He is one of the friendliest characters in the series.
  • Nice Hat: Wears a red hat that usually has his name written on it.
  • Older Than They Look: Despite being approximately the same age as Fox, he looks and sounds like a lot younger.
  • Playful Hacker: His hacking skills are the main reason to keep him active. Otherwise, you can't see enemy health gauges.
  • The Smart Guy: Serves as the mechanic to the Star Fox team and is the one to analyze the enemy.
  • Species Surname: Although he looks more like a frog than a toad.
  • Utility Belt: In the original game and its unproduced sequel, Slippy wore bead necklace. This necklace actually had a practical use in the comic, where its pieces doubled as sleeping gas explosives.
  • Vocal Evolution: From 64 to Assault, his English voice became less feminine over time.


Other Members

    Fara Phoenix
Coming from a rich family, Fara Phoenix is the chief test pilot of the Arwing and Fox McCloud's love interest in Timeline 1. First appearing in the tie-in comic series for the original Star Fox, she also appeared in an alpha for Star Fox 2 as a playable character, but was not included in the final game.

    Miyu "W"
Miyu served as the fifth member of Star Fox in Star Fox 2. Not much is known about her personality and backstory.

Fay served as the sixth member of Star Fox in later builds of Star Fox 2. Like Miyu, not much is known about her. The manual for the SNES Mini Classic release lists her as being the daughter of an aristocratic family that has decided to join Star Fox to defend her home planet, Corneria.

Voiced By: Aya Hara (Japanese, all games), Estelle Ellis (English, Star Fox Adventures), Alesia Glidewell (English, Star Fox: Assault, Super Smash Bros. Brawl)

Introduced in Adventures, Krystal is a telepathic Nubile Savage turned fighter pilot with an overtly flirtatious personality. She serves as Fox's on-again off-again Love Interest in Timeline 2. She replaces Peppy as the fourth active member of the team in Assault.



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