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.
- Simply called "The Wolf Team" in this timeline, the group is led by Wolf O'Donnell and includes Leon Powalski, Pigma Dengar, and Algy. By the end of Star Fox 2, only Wolf is still alive.
- 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.
- Ace Pilot: All of them are this, with the possible exception of Andrew, who is stated to be the least experienced pilot on the team.
- Badass Cape: Promotional art for Star Fox 2 shows each of them wearing one. As it was drawn 20 years after the game was originally programmed, it's not concept art. They have never been shown to wear capes in any of the games or spinoff media.
- Bowdlerise: In Star Fox 64, Star Wolf as a whole is far more vicious in Japanese compared to how they act in English localizations. In addition, the English voice actors portrayed them in a very silly fashion as opposed to their original characterizations. Star Fox is treated the same way.Wolf: Seems like your father's waiting for you in hell. (Japanese version)Wolf: What the heck?! (English version)
- Boss Subtitles: In Star Fox 64 3D, their appearances are accompanied by "Ultra-Performance All-Range Fighter" and the name of their current ships (Wolfen and Wolfen II).
- Carnival of Killers: Each member of Star Wolf has a different style. Wolf is a complete savage, Leon is a cold and calculated killer, Pigma is a manipulator and mole, and Andrew is a species supremacist. In each timeline, Star Wolf is hired specifically to kill Star Fox. Thus, they fit this trope perfectly in Star Fox 2, Star Fox 64 and Star Fox Zero.
- Evil Versus Oblivion : They are criminals with bounties on their heads, but when the entire Lylat system is threatened, they will put their lives on the line to save it. They help Star Fox fight the aparoids in Star Fox: Assault, and they oppose the Anglars in Star Fox Command.
- Former Regime Personnel: Star Wolf becomes this after the Lylat Wars, living in a hidden Space Station along with what's left of Venom's military force.
- Hired Guns: They were hired and supplied by Andross to supplement his military forces with an effective counter to the Arwing, and later, to take out Star Fox.
- Joker Immunity: In most of the games, neither Wolf nor his wingmates will die if they are shot down in a dogfight. However, due to the Darker and Edgier nature of the series before the reboot, Star Fox 2 averts this trope for everyone except Wolf himself.
- Mirror Boss: In most of the games featuring them, they have the distinction of being the only boss characters who attack in ships that have the same or similar capabilities to Arwings. In Star Fox Zero, the Wolfen can even transform into Hunters in certain encounters, which are wolf-like mecha serving as counterparts to the Arwing's bird-like Walker.
- Outlaw: Most of them were wanted criminals even before the Lylat War started. After the war ended, all of them fit this trope, since they were forced into hiding.
- Price on Their Head: All of Star Wolf are wanted criminals that would fetch a hefty price for the person that manages to catch or kill them.
- The Psycho Rangers: Each Star Fox character has a direct opponent in Star Wolf.
- Wolf and Fox are both The Leader of their respective teams and are eternal rivals to each other. They both share their first name with the team's name as well.
- Leon and Falco are Number Two on the roster, and consider each other rivals in every battle. They are both less moral than the leader.
- Pigma and Peppy were both members of the original Star Fox. They're both the eldest of the respective teams and have history together.
- Andrew and Slippy are both the least skilled and least liked pilots of their team.
- Panther and Krystal are both exotic and sensual newcomers. In contrast to the other pairs, instead of being archrivals, Panther tries to flirt with Krystal.
- Smug Snake: Their dialogue in Star Fox 2, Star Fox 64, and Star Fox Zero evokes this a lot.
- Spared by the Adaptation: Out of all of them, only Wolf survives the events of Star Fox 2. In Star Fox 64, all of them survive.
- Team Rocket Wins: Some endings in Command can lead to this happening.
- Unexplained Recovery: How the team repeatedly survives being shot down is still unexplained.
- Wolfpack Boss: With the exception of Star Fox 2 (in which they attack one by one), Star Wolf tends to attack all at once. Star Fox Zero subverts this a little by having the individual team members show up by themselves in a few levels, although they all still gang up on Fox in their final confrontation.
- We Can Rebuild Him: In 64 and Zero, all of the defeated Star Wolf pilots return with cybernetic implants - except Wolf, who gets a single band-aid.
Mahito Oba (Star Fox: Assault, Super Smash Bros. Brawl)
Kosuke Takaguchi (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)
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.
- Ace Pilot: While this trope applies to his teammates as well, Wolf is the best pilot on his team. This claim is substantiated by the fact that he has the highest flight ability in Assault, and that the bounty against him in Command is the highest for any member of Star Wolf.
- Adaptational Villainy: A minor example occurs in Starlink: Battle for Atlas: while Wolf was never a heroic character, the Star Fox franchise usually depicts him as being, at worst, a hired gun or an independent Space Pirate. In Starlink, hes an aspiring Galactic Conqueror who seeks to harness the Forgotten Legions technology and conquer Corneria out of sheer hatred.
- Agitated Item Stomping: If he loses a Versus Mode match in Assault, he'll angrily throw his blaster onto the ground, grind it with his foot, and smugly look the other way.
- Aloof Ally: Whenever he's forced to actually work with Fox. He will save Fox from harm, but explicitly only because he wants to kill Fox himself. When forced by circumstances beyond his control, he will give Fox advice and support, but only very grudgingly. Leon and Panther inform Fox that Wolf considers him a Worthy Opponent.Fox: I owe you my life on that one, Wolf. Thanks.Wolf: I thought I told you. I didn't come here to save you.Fox: Even so...Wolf: Mm.
- Attention Whore: Most of his profiles describe one of his goals as being known across the galaxy, be it feared or adored. This is especially the case in Command, where he could easily clear his name just by sticking with Star Fox, but decides to steal their spotlight at the last moment.
- Blood Knight: Heavily implied, especially in Star Fox Zero, where he states outright that he's having fun fighting Fox, and that he got a similar thrill from fighting James.
- Clear My Name: His motive for defeating the Anglars in Command is so that he can get a rather sizeable bounty off of his head.
- A Dog Named "Dog": A Wolf Named Wolf. This is lampshaded in Brawl when Snake rings up Colonel Campbell for info on him.
- Enemy Mine: He and Fox have teamed up on several occasions in Assault and Command.
- Evil Brit: His original English voice accent in Star Fox 64 fits this. In later games, he sounds far more gruff, deep, and American.
- Evil Versus Oblivion: He justifies helping Star Fox in the fight against Pigma and the aparoids with this line of logic.
- Eyepatch of Power: In Star Fox 2, Wolf has a scar over his exposed and damaged right eye. When he was redesigned for Star Fox 64, Wolf was given an eyepatch over his left eye instead - his right eye is just fine. Star Fox Assault saw the eyepatch replaced with an electronic eye which carried over into Star Fox Command and Super Smash Bros. Brawl. But from Star Fox Zero onwards, hes back with the traditional eyepatch.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: His right eye in Star Fox 2 has a large and very defined scar over it. The scar was removed, and the injury switched sides in his final appearances. The eyepatch is back in Starfox Zero, along with a much smaller scar.
- Gosh Dang It to Heck!: "What the heck?". This is his reaction to Fox pulling a somersault on him (a rather basic maneuver, mind you). Zero replaces this with a simple Big "WHAT?!", which is less silly.
- Guns Akimbo: His victory pose in Assault has him draw two Machine Guns from behind and spray bullets into the air.
- HeelFace Revolving Door: Starts as Evil Counterpart in 64, borders between Anti-Hero and Anti-Villain by Assault, then tries to perform a full HeelFace Turn during the events of Command. Whether he succeeds or not depends on the ending. Star Fox Zero - a Continuity Reboot - brings his character back to square one.
- Hell-Bent for Leather: Especially in Assault, where he wears a black leather jumpsuit. It helps his Badass Biker look nicely.
- Just a Kid: He calls Fox "pup" numerous times throughout the course of Assault.Wolf: "You've gotten soft, pup!" (Mission 3)Wolf: "You're a pitiful sight, pup!" (Mission 7)Wolf: "Point that thing at me and you better be ready to die, pup." (Mission 7)Wolf: "Keep your advice to yourself and your eyes up front, pup." (Mission 10)
- Wolf's intro dialogue when faced in Star Fox 2 has him call the Star Fox team brats who he's punishing.
- Lightning Bruiser: In Star Fox Assault, he is shown to be physically superior to both the members of his team and the protagonists.
- Like Father, Like Son: Not with him and his dad. It's been implied in Star Fox Assault and in Super Smash Bros. Brawl that he had a rivalry with James which led to his rivalry with Fox. Star Fox Zero outright confirms this.
- Mook Promotion: According to Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, he fought in Andross's army as a soldier before Andross was exiled. This would be canon to Star Fox Zero, which is a Continuity Reboot.
- Older Than They Look: While it's unclear exactly how old Wolf is, it's known that Wolf fought against James McCloud in the past.
- The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: This is why he won't let the aparoids kill Fox in Assault: he wants to do it himself.
- Pointless Band-Aid: Unlike his teammates, who all require cybernetic implants after their first defeat against Star Fox, Wolf has only a few curatives on his head, which are doubtfully effective considering he's a starship crash victim. This might've been to show that he's more resilient than the other Star Wolf members.
- Pragmatic Villainy: He kicked Pigma off of his team... but kept Leon.
- Psycho for Hire: He may not as unhinged as Leon or Pigma, but he hired both of them. He is also a brutally savage fighter. Star Fox: Assault and Star Fox Command do their best to soften him up, but he fully fits this trope in most of his appearances, including Star Fox 2, Star Fox 64, Star Fox Zero, Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
- Purple Eyes: His remaining eye in Assault and Super Smash Bros. Brawl is a defined purple.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: In Star Fox 2 and Star Fox 64, Wolf's eye is red. As of Zero, it's ruby red.
- The Rival: To Fox McCloud. The manual of Assault states that each of them considers the other to be his "eternal rival." His trophy in the Smash Bros series, as well as his dialogue in Star Fox Zero heavily suggests that he was also this to Fox's father James. Wolf even states that his dogfights against James McCloud were the most fun he had in his life.
- Savage Wolf: He is known for his vicious temper and equally vicious fighting style.
- Secret Character: In the multiplayer of Assault.
- Smug Snake: In 64: "You're good, but I'm better!"
- Soap Opera Rapid Aging Syndrome: According to Nintendo Power, he's actually 19 years old in 64, which is just a year older than Fox. He appears to get an age bump in Assault and Zero (where a throwaway line states that he's fought with James in the past). His dialogue in Star Fox 2 suggested that he was originally much older.Wolf: "Brats! Time for punishment!"
- Sole Survivor: In Star Fox 2, Wolf is the only Star Wolf member who survives meeting Star Fox in battle.
- Spikes of Villainy: He tends to wear spiked shoulder pads. His first design in Star Fox 2 had them, and they have been carried over into later games.
- This Cannot Be!: His defeat quotes in 64:Wolf: "No way! I don't believe it."Wolf: "I... can't... lose..."
- Tsundere: In contrast to his Aloof Ally attitude in Star Fox Assault, the English dialog of Star Fox Command portrays him like this, particularly in the routes where he and Fox are involved. He sounds like someone playing like a tough guy. This may be the result of the translators taking some liberties.Wolf: "I'm hot and cranky, and your orders are annoying. But okay."
- Unwitting Pawn: His profile in the Keibunsha strategy guide for Star Fox 64 described him as secretly being manipulated by Andross and Pigma without him realizing it.
- Villain: Exit, Stage Left: In Star Fox 2, he flees from Star Fox after his fighter is severely damaged. It's worth noting that the rest of his team had already been killed by that point.
David Scully (Star Fox: Assault)
Jim Walker (Super Smash Bros. Brawl)
- Ax-Crazy: The Star Fox: Assault manual states that he's a cold-blooded killer with no conscience."A member of Star Wolf who's a cold-blooded assassin. He has no morals or conscience and will perform any job with machinelike disinterest." - instruction booklet, p. 39, Star Fox: Assault.
- Characterization Marches On: Even more noticeable than the rest of his team. He was said to be a sophisticated killer in 64, but subsequent games show him to be progressively less sophisticated.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Some of his dialogue in Command reveals a penchant for flowers and rainbows, and the other characters don't tend to think that he's aware of what is going on all the time.
- Cold Sniper: The pilot-assassin variety.
- Combat Sadomasochist: He has a rather disturbing tendency to conflate violence and attraction, and loves torturing opponents before killing them.
- Depraved Homosexual: One of the Lylat codec conversations from Super Smash Bros. seem to imply this with him being quite fascinated in Wolf's anatomy... mostly for homicidal reasons.
- The Dragon: Leon is Wolf's Dragon in the same way Falco is Fox's Lancer (the two are also opponents in both 64 and Zero). His Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U trophy describes him as Wolf's most trusted ally.
- Icy Blue Eyes: When they're not red at least.
- Informed Attribute: We've never seen him successfully kill anyone, even though he's a cold-blooded killer with no conscience. This is likely because of the game's target audience. His dialogue does show him to be completely depraved.
- Lizard Folk: Like his name implies, he's an anthropomorphic chameleon.
- Psycho for Hire: He is absolutely insane, and works for the Star Wolf mercenary team.
- Sadist: Leon absolutely loves violence and psychological torture. In Star Fox Assault, he expresses a dislike of the aparoids, simply because it's "No fun fighting unshakable enemies."
- Reptiles Are Abhorrent: Even when he's on the heroes' side, he still comes across as bloodthirsty.
- Sanity Slippage: While he was calm and collected in Star Fox 64, he became more manic and depraved with each passing game.
- Shout-Out: His name is a reference to Leon Kowalski from the movie Blade Runner.
- Soft-Spoken Sadist: Both Japanese and English vocals in Star Fox 64, reflect this. Later games portray him as utterly unhinged and rather loud.
- Stone Wall: In Command, his Rainbow Delta ship has tremendous health and defense, but no primary lasers.
- This Cannot Be!: Often yells "This can't be happening!" when defeated.
- Vocal Evolution: His Japanese voice was low and fluid-sounding in 64; over time it has become higher-pitched, accented, and maniacal. The English versions of the games followed suit on this. In Zero, his voice is closer to how it was in 64, which may be due to the fact that the game is a Continuity Reboot.
- Wicked Cultured: His mannerisms in the Japanese version were intended to reflect that he is "creepily sophisticated."
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: In Assault. Mission 2 is started by a distress signal from him, and Missions 3, 4, and 5 are about hunting him down. While the aparoids remain the main threat, Pigma takes the limelight. Then the aparoids assimilate him.
- Asshole Victim: The Star Fox team were disturbed by the aparoids' handiwork done on him, but they didn't lose sleep over killing him as one of their drones.
- 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: Implied to be the only reason the Star Wolf team puts up with him, because he's really good at killing things.
- Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: As the Assault instruction manual puts it, his life has been one double cross after another.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: In Star Fox Guard, he's 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. And then he ended up becoming 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: At least in his Japanese vocals. His dubbing largely has him higher pitched.
- Face Framed in Shadow: Combined with Glowing Eyes of Doom, Pigma's face has an Obviously Evil look to it.
- FaceHeel Turn: As noted in the Back Story of 64.
- 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. Also suggested by Star Fox Guard, where he has his own mining company, operated by machines of his creation.
- Gonk: 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 has no redeemable qualities to speak of, 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 Dialect: 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!
- In the Bolse mission in Star Fox 64:
Pigma: Hmm... is it that important? Waa haa haa! Then I'm gonna be rich! Smell ya later!
- His response to Fox telling him not to steal the Core Memory:
- 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, aside from the obvious one of wanting to get rich with money, another reason why he betrayed Star Fox and presumably why he even takes various jobs 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.
- Puzzle Boss: In Command, he has become a weird blocky entity 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.
- Sycophantic Servant: His bio in the Keibunsha guide describe 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. Unlike Andrew, who has at least some leeway for his reappearance, Pigma himself appeared to explode during 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 [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apoptosis 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.
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 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 64. It didn't stick though, as Assault and even Zero got rid of it, with 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").
- 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.
- "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.
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.
- Abhorrent Admirer: Towards Krystal, but only in the English Dub. The original Japanese versions of Star Fox: Assault and Super Smash Bros. Brawl show that Krystal has a crush on him. The English dubs change her reactions wholesale into sarcasm so that she's generally trying to ignore him, or outright rejecting him. Nevertheless, in Star Fox Command, the first thing she does when Fox dumps her is immediately hook up with Panther.
- Affably Evil: Despite being a member of Star Wolf, he's actually a pretty nice guy and has nothing personal against the Star Fox team.
- All There in the Manual: According to the Assault website, his criminal career was tracked by Cornerian authorities for decades prior to aligning himself with Star Wolf.
- Bishōnen: He has one of the most overtly 'pretty' designs of the cast of anthropomorphs thanks to his lean physique and the natural appeal of cats.
- The Casanova: He is described as a ladies man by Nintendo themselves and had apparently fallen in love with Krystal before he had even met her ("words do you no justice").
- Cat Folk: Obviously.
- Chest Insignia: Panther wears ornate armor that represents his symbol, the red rose.
- Chivalrous Pervert: Sure, he is a ladies' man, but he is quite dedicated to the person he cares about and loves them.
- The Dandy: Panther clearly chooses his clothes for style.
- A Dog Named "Dog": A black panther named Panther.
- Fun Personified: Let's just say he wants a first class meal after seeing his favorite restaurant got blown up.
- Glass Cannon: In Command, his ship - the Black Rose - has the most powerful laser in the game, but ludicrously low health. Note that Panther still has a large amount of Turbo, meaning that he can just barrel-roll a lot for safety.
- Hellish Pupils: He has these, on account of being a feline.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: In the default ending of Star Fox Command, Panther lets Krystal go back to Star Fox because he knows that's where she is happy, but at the same time expresses the hope that one day she'll return to him.
- Latin Lover: He's a suave and romantic panther with a Spanish accent.
- Panthera Awesome: A black panther and a hell of a pilot.
- Purple Is the New Black: He wears a purple vest and his fur color ranges from black to dark purple between games and artwork.
- Romantic False Lead: Some of the optional story arcs in Command have him becoming this.
- Something About a Rose: His chest symbol and personal icon is a rose, alluding to his Casanova tendencies. He even mentions it in his self-introduction when he first appears, and later pilots a ship named the Black Rose."Allow me to introduce myself. I am Panther... and all who see my rose meet death!"
- Sore Loser: In Star Fox Command, after the Star Wolf fight on the default route, he claims that he didn't lose, and instead left the battle because he got bored.
- Spell My Name with an "S": In the English version of Command, his last name is "Caruso".
- Third-Person Person: In the English version of Command, though this may have been a translation error.
- Token Good Teammate: He's definitely the least evil of member of Star Wolf: aside from fighting Star Fox he doesn't really do anything villainous. A far cry from Star Wolf's usual members, like the psychotic Leon and the plain scumbag Pigma.
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- Bare Your Midriff: See the image. The new outfit she wears as an independent bounty hunter doesn't cover her belly.
- Disproportionate Retribution: So, Fox kicked Krystal off the team because he feared for her safety? Krystal's response to this was to join Star Wolf and elaborate a plan that would destroy Fox's heart, his career, and finally set him up to die fighting against Pigma. Even Wolf felt sorry for Fox after going through with it.
- FaceHeel Turn: One of the game's endings reveals that while she joined Star Wolf, she never really turned evil; rather, joining Star Wolf was the only way to keep fighting the Anglar after she was kicked out of Star Fox. The other endings play this trope straight.
- Happily Married: Exactly one of Star Fox Command's endings has Krystal finally settling down with Fox and raising a family.
- Only the Leads Get a Happy Ending: The endings of Star Fox Command tend to be bitter sweet, but one in particular directly inverts this trope. The galaxy is saved, but Krystal gets put through a gauntlet of emotional pain before deciding to leave the galaxy and become a ruthless Bounty Hunter.
- Operation: Jealousy: The major reason why she began a relationship with Panther was to make Fox jealous. Judging by his reaction, it worked. The problem is, doing so caused her to develop feelings for Panther, too. (This trope is justified by Starfox Assault and Super Smash Bros. Brawl: while the Japanese originals show that she has a crush on Panther, the English translations portray Krystal as disgusted by him.)
- That Man Is Dead: This is her attitude when she becomes a bounty hunter in one of Command's endings. Having left star Fox to become a permanent member of Star Wolf, she is berated by the angry populace until she finally decides that enough is enough: she turns her back on Star Fox, Star Wolf, and the entire Lylat system altogether. In the English version of that ending, she also renames herself "Kursed". So much is her departure from her former life, that she encounters Fox some time later, and he doesn't even recognize her (one must wonder how many other blue vixens exist in Lylat). Even before becoming a bounty hunter, she had hints of this in her dialogue when Fox rediscovers her among Star Wolf.Krystal: The Krystal you once knew is gone. She is no longer a part of your world!
- Took a Level in Jerkass: In Command, she becomes much more stubborn, cynical and spiteful as a result of leaving the team.
- Woman Scorned: Definitely.