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    The Star Wolf Team

A rival mercenary team to Star Fox that appear in most of the franchise. Originally hired to aid the Venomian army during the Lylat Wars, since Andross's defeat they have operated as independent pirates. Most of their members are hardened criminals and/or psychopaths. Despite their differences, they teamed up with Star Fox to defeat the aparoid invasion, explicitly because the aparoids were a greater threat.

Star Wolf's first canonical appearance was Star Fox 2, the sequel to Star Fox. However, the game went unreleased until 2017 despite being complete in 1995. As such, the public's first exposure to them was Star Fox 64. As with Star Fox, the team roster is different in each timeline.

Timeline 1

Timeline 2

  • Led by Wolf O'Donnell, the original Star Wolf included Leon Powalski, Pigma Dengar, and Andrew Oikonny, who is a completely different character from Algy. Thanks to the very late release of Star Fox 2, this team is the one that most players today are familiar with.
  • Sometime after the Lylat Wars, Pigma was expelled because of his greed. Andrew was also kicked out for his arrogance, which led to him partially restoring the remainder of his uncle's army and starting the events of Assault. Panther Caroso was taken on at an unknown point.
  • Krystal joined during Command after being asked to leave Star Fox. Depending on the ending, she will either leave the group and return to Star Fox, stay with Star Wolf, or leave everyone altogether and become an independent Bounty Hunter.

Timeline 3

Original Members


    Wolf O'Donnell
Playtime is over, Star Fox!
Voices (English): Jock Blaney (Star Fox 64)
Grant Goodeve (Star Fox Assault)
Jay Ward (Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Star Fox Zero, Starlink: Battle for Atlas, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)
Mike West (Star Fox 64 3D)

Wolf O'Donnell is the leader of the Star Wolf, and the perennial rival to Fox. Since their first encounter, Wolf has gained a grudging respect for Fox and come to his aid several times — though it's stated that Wolf only helps Fox so he can ensure he will one day take him down by himself. Wolf is known for his murderous temper and viciously animalistic fighting style.

    Leon Powalski
Annoying bird! I am the great Leon!
Voices (Japanese): Shinobu Satouchi (All games)
Voices (English): Ja Green (Star Fox 64, Star Fox 64 3D, Star Fox Zero)
David Scully (Star Fox: Assault)
Jim Walker (Super Smash Bros. Brawl)
Leon Powalski is the second-highest ranked member of Star Wolf. He is also insane, and deeply depraved. His first appearances in Star Fox 2 and Star Fox 64 show him to be soft-spoken and self-controlled, but over time he grows more and more unpredictable, and eventually completely Ax-Crazy. He plays The Rival to Falco.

    Pigma Dengar
That reward's as good as mine!
Voices (Japanese): Daisuke Gori (All games)
Voices (English): David Frederick White (Star Fox 64, Star Fox 64 3D, Star Fox Zero)
Lev Liberman (Star Fox: Assault)

Pigma Dengar is a miserly hog who was a member of the original Star Fox team, but betrayed James to Andross and later joined Star Wolf. His overwhelming greed and unreliability got him kicked out of Star Wolf sometime before Assault. He tried to profit off of the aparoid invasion by stealing the Core Memory of a dead aparoid, but it corrupted him, and he became assimilated into the hive mind. He later returns in Command, having survived by keeping his consciousness in a giant cube.

  • Ace Pilot: According to himself in Zero.
    Pigma: You should be terrified right now. I'm Star Wolf's ace pilot!
  • Arc Villain: Pigma takes the limelight for awhile in Star Fox Assault. Mission 2 is started by a distress signal from him, and Missions 3, 4, and 5 are about hunting him down.
  • Asshole Victim: The Star Fox team were disturbed by what the aparoids did to him, but they didn't lose any sleep over killing him.
  • Big Bad: Of Star Fox Guard, as the boss of the AstroMine corporation that's been antagonizing Corneria Precious Metals.
  • Body Horror: This is generally expected to happen with anything infected by the aparoids, but Pigma is by far the most advanced case of infection.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: This is implied to be the only reason the Star Wolf team puts up with him: he's really good at killing things.
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: As the instruction manual to Star Fox Assault puts it, his life has been one double cross after another.
  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: In Star Fox Guard, he's revealed to be the head of the AstroMine Corporation, a rival company to Corneria Precious Metals that's been sending various robots to sabotage CPM's mining bases. Pigma mentions that he's using the metals he harvests and steals from Grippy Toad as material for Andross's army. He's also not above sending Venomian army forces to directly attack CPM's corporate office while they're trying to protect their offworld mining stockpile.
  • Evil Former Friend: To James and Peppy. Given how close Star Fox team members generally are, it's entirely possible he was very familiar amongst their families as well, which would have included Fox. Despite this, he was greedy enough to willingly lure his friends and teammates into a death trap because he wasn't quite satisfied with the money he was receiving, and Andross paid him better. This was changed, however, with Star Fox Zero, where it's stated he had to explicitly volunteer to investigate Venom with them, though he still appears to have built a reputation with them beforehand.
  • Evil Is Not a Toy: In Assault, he takes control of the aparoids on Fichina. Soon after, they take control of him.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: His Japanese vocals give him a very deep voice. His American dubbing largely gives a much higher pitched voice.
  • Face Framed in Shadow: Combined with Glowing Eyes of Doom, Pigma's eyes are always covered in shadow, giving his face an Obviously Evil look to it.
  • Face–Heel Turn: As noted in the Back Story of Star Fox 64. See Evil Former Friend.
  • Fat Bastard: He really let himself go by Assault. Then again, his species isn't known for being picky eaters.
  • Fate Worse than Death: Being assimilated in Assault, being destroyed, and yet not dying.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: According to the Wolfen's Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS trophy, Pigma worked with Andross for the ship's creation. This is also suggested by Star Fox Guard, where he has his own mining company, operated by machines of his creation.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: With the exception of Star Fox 2, Pigma is shown to have his eyes glowing out of the his shadow covered face.
  • Gonk: In Star Fox: Assault, he's ugly even by anthro standards. And there are plenty of good-looking porcine anthros.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Has three symmetrical scars on his forehead in Star Fox: Assault. Given that by this time he had been forcefully kicked out of Star Wolf and chased off, and that the leader of Star Wolf is not afraid of using his claws in a fight, it's a safe assumption that he got them from Wolf.
  • Greed: This is his most defining trait. It's what made him betray Star Fox and what eventually got him kicked out of Star Wolf after even they had problems with it. By the time of Star Fox Command, he devolved to having Revenge as another defining trait of his.
  • Hate Sink: Pigma is the least sympathetic of Star Wolf, being the only Star Wolf member aside Leon to be consistently written as purely despicable: the rest of the team varies in terms of morality and evil. This makes it all the more satisfying to shoot him down.
  • Jerkass: For starters, he turned on Fox's father and killed him, and loves reminding Fox of this.
  • Kansai Regional Accent: Has this in Japanese dialogue. Considering Kansai's industrial roots, it becomes appropriate that he runs his own company in Star Fox Zero.
  • Karmic Death: He back-stabbed the original Star Fox team, but ultimately gets betrayed by the aparoids and is turned into their meat puppet before getting destroyed by Fox and friends.
  • Kick the Dog:
    Pigma: Daddy screamed REAL good before he died!
    • His response to Fox telling him not to steal the Core Memory:
    Pigma: Hmm... is it that important? Waa haa haa! Then I'm gonna be rich! Smell ya later!
  • Killed Off for Real: In Assault, he is assimilated by the aparoids and is almost certainly destroyed by Fox. He does return in two ending missions of Command, where he's definitely destroyed.
  • Large Ham: No Pun intended. He shines in 64 as the hammiest character, and that's saying a lot.
  • Laughing Mad: By the time of Star Fox: Assault, he seems to have lost a lot of his sanity, as about half of his speakable appearances is him laughing, and it is eventually topped when he gets assimilated.
  • Manipulative Bastard: According to the Keibunsha strategy guide, he manipulated Wolf to act in accordance to Andross's orders.
  • Messy Pig: Just look at the guy!
  • The Mole: According to the intro to Zero, he was not a longtime member of Star Fox; he had only just joined by volunteering for the assignment to investigate Venom, and was a double agent all along. This is not the case in Star Fox 64: in that timeline, Andross just paid him more.
  • Monochromatic Eyes: Except for his unused Star Fox 2 design, all version of him have white eyes with no pupils.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: His aparoid form in Assault as multiple limbs.
  • Mythology Gag: Pigma working for Andross might be a nod to the early Nintendo Power comics, where Andross was a pig aficionado who was raised by android pigs and had an android pig sidekick named Herbert.
  • Pig Man: Of course. Take the "n" away and you have Pigma.
  • Psycho for Hire: It is implied in the Bolse level that the reason he takes mercenary jobs in the first place - aside from the obvious motivation of wanting to get rich - is because he truly enjoys hurting people.
    Pigma Dengar: Daddy screamed REAL good before he died!
  • Punny Name: He is named for the common sentence ender "dengā" in the Kansai Regional Accent, with Shigeru Miyamoto, the producer of the series, being from Kansai himself (specifically, Kyoto, not unlike his employer). The English spelling "Dengar" rhymes with this in non-rhotic accents. Also, adding "n" to the end of his first name gets you "Pigman".
  • Puzzle Boss: In Command, he has become a weird blocky entity with a computer screen on it somewhat resembling a Rubik's cube that needs to be shot in a proper manner in order to defeat it.
  • Regretful Traitor: Not to Star Fox, but to Star Wolf. According to Star Fox Command, he considered the team to be his true friends. It's unknown if he legitimately believes this or if he's merely misremembering his nostalgia, though.
  • The Sociopath: Despite his goofiness, Pigma is shown to be one of Nintendo’s most vile and despicable villains.
  • Sycophantic Servant: His bio in the Keibunsha guide describes Pigma as worshiping Andross as the Emperor.
  • Slimeball: He's very sleazy and gross in general, and has absolutely no sense of honor or loyalty.
  • This Cannot Be!: Yells "This can't be happening!" if defeated on Venom.
  • Unexplained Recovery: His possible appearance in Star Fox Command tends to raise a few eyebrows. Unlike Andrew, who has at least some leeway for his reappearance, Pigma himself exploded in Star Fox Assault (though the camera cuts away from this). He also seems to have a body that is still based on the one he got while under aparoid possession, yet the aparoids were completely, utterly wiped out at the climax of Assault by apoptosis - meaning that even if he did somehow initially survive his body imploding on itself and then blowing up, he should have been killed anyway when the Queen died since most of him was made of Aparoid.
  • Virtual Ghost: Implied in in Command where after his onscreen death in ''Assault, a sentient computer appears as a boss in certain routes, possessing Pigma's personality as well as having his emblazoned face on its screen.

    Andrew Oikonny
Andross's enemy is my enemy.
Voices (Japanese): Daisuke Sakaguchi (Star Fox 64)
Yusuke Numata (Star Fox: Assault)
Voices (English): Bill Johns (Star Fox 64)
John Hugill (Star Fox Assault)
Mike West (Star Fox 64 3D, Star Fox Zero)

Andrew is Andross's nephew, and plays The Rival to Slippy. After Star Fox 64, he was forced out of Star Wolf, so he attempted to revive his uncle's empire in Assault. He appears again in Command, but as a subordinate of the Anglars. The original fourth member of Star Wolf in Star Fox 2 was a primate named Algy (possibly meant to be "Algae"); in Star Fox 64, this character concept was heavily redesigned as Andrew Oikonny (the Fan Translation of 2, however, renamed Algy "Andrew").

  • Bait-and-Switch Boss: In Star Fox Assault you fight Andrew for a short while, but you never get to finish him off. An Aparoid does, and then you fight it instead.
  • Big Bad Wannabe: As Andross's supposed heir, he attempts to finish what his uncle started back in 64 during Assault. Too bad he's nowhere as competent.
  • Butt-Monkey: Andrew is notoriously treated like crap by both heroes and villains alike.
  • Gag Nose: He had a humongous nose in Star Fox 64. It didn't stick though, as Assault and even Zero got rid of it, with Star Fox 64 3D being the only exception for the sake of faithfulness to the original game.
  • Giant Enemy Crab: His contraption in Command is a mechanical "Death Crab".
  • Giant Hands of Doom: His ship has these in Assault, in a rather obvious mimicry of his uncle.
  • Harmless Villain: He's the one Star Wolf member who is taken the least seriously. Even when he breaks off from Star Wolf and forms his own army at the beginning of Assault, he's still seen as little more than an annoyance and "Andross-wannabe" by the team.
  • I Want My Mommy!: His parodied "Uncle Andross!", which he says when he's downed on Fichina or Bolse in 64, and when he's shot down by the first stage's aparoid boss in Assault, as well as his first fight in Zero.
  • Last-Name Basis: In Assault and Command. No one ever actually refers to him as "Andrew", maybe because it doesn't sound intimidating.
  • Maniac Monkeys: Like his uncle, he wants to take over the galaxy in the name of ape-kind.
  • Make Way for the New Villains: After being set up as a galactic revolutionary leader with a huge army to succeed Andross's empire, he is shot down mid-sentence by the real Big Bad of the game, an aparoid.
  • Overlord Jr.: Andross's nephew, and the heir to his empire.
  • Punny Name: Andrew is derived from the Greek word Andreas ("of a man"). His uncle's name is derived from the same word.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Andrew enjoys throwing his weight around while simultaneously hiding behind his uncle's infamy, despite his lack of skill as a pilot. His trophy description for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U deconstructs this, as the Star Wolf team finally got fed up with his endless stream of empty boasting and kicked him off the team.
  • Starter Villain: He doesn't even manage to be the Chapter 1 boss in Assault. He doesn't come back after that.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: His bio in the Keibunsha strategy guide says he is hated by the other Star Wolf members. Likely the only reason he got a position on the team at all was due to Andross' influence.
  • The Quisling: He serves the Anglars in Command, even claiming they highly ranked his skills.
  • Transforming Mecha: His flagship in Assault transforms into a mechanical Andross-inspired form.
  • Uncertain Doom: In the middle of his fight with Fox in Assault, his Andross mech is shot down by an aparoid moth and he's never seen again. This is uncertain because he survived being shot down twice before and his ship was still in one piece after being shot down. Then there's taking Command into account, of course.
  • Unexplained Recovery: If you do take Command into account, his presence can only be justified as this.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: He seems to be trying to simultaneously gain his uncle's favor and hide behind his infamy in some form.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Andrew's status in Command's endings is always left open. He aids the Anglars until defeated by Star Fox, but it's not said if he's in the team's custody, Corneria's custody, or somewhere else. He's not mentioned in any endings, especially not Dash Makes A Choice despite it having Dash leading Venom to prosperity (and also war).
  • White Hair, Black Heart: He's got white (well, grey, but close enough) fur, and Fox refers to him as a "blackhearted ape" in Assault.


Other Members

    Panther Caroso
I am Panther... and all who see my rose meet death!
Voices: Tetsu Inada (Japanese, all games), David Scully (English, Star Fox: Assault), Eric Newsome (English, Super Smash Bros. Brawl)

The newest member of the Star Wolf team who debuted in Assault. Panther Caroso is an unabashed ladies man who constantly hits on Krystal every chance he gets. He always carries his signature red rose.

Krystal, as the Bounty Hunter "Kursed" in an ending of Star Fox Command.
In Star Fox Command, Krystal and Fox break up because Fox is worried for Krystal's safety. In response, Krystal joins Wolf's team and enters a relationship with Panther. Depending on the ending, she either leaves them to go back to Fox, stay permanently broken up or simply leave both to become a lonely mercenary.

See her main profile here.


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