Major Supporting Characters
David Frederick White (Star Fox 64, Star Fox Zero)
John Silke (Star Fox Adventures)
Gray Eubank (Star Fox Assault)
Jaz Adams (Star Fox 64 3D)
The peacekeeping Cornerian commander-in-chief in almost every Star Fox game. He contacts the team before each mission. When he retired in Command, Peppy Hare took his place.
- Big Good: General Pepper is the highest-ranking Cornerian we've ever heard about. He's also the one who tells Fox and Co. what to do.
- Cool Old Guy
- Cool Shades: He always wore a pair of these before Star Fox 64 changed his design.
- A Father to His Men: This is implied by his Trophy description in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
- Fighting Your Friend: He's taken over by the aparoids in Star Fox Assault, and they force him to fight Fox against his will.
- I Cannot Self-Terminate: In Star Fox: Assault, he requests that Fox kill him before the aparoids take him over completely. Fortunately, when Fox destroys his flagship, and Pepper makes it out wounded but alive.
- Nice Hat: Wears a Commissar Cap at all times.
- Only One Name: General Pepper's first name is unknown.
- Put on a Bus: He becomes ill by the time of Star Fox Command and retires.
- Race Lift: He seems to be based on a basset hound, but in Star Fox Zero he appears to have changed breeds, possibly in a attempt to make him to look cuddlier.
- Shout-Out or Parental Bonus: His name and uniform come straight from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. The origin of his name even gets a Lampshade Hanging in the Nintendo Power comic.
- Sigil Spam: Posters with his face on them are everywhere in 64.
- Trademark Favorite Food: In the canonical comic tie-in to Star Fox, he was shown to have an affinity for lollipops.
Jim Walker (Star Fox Assault)
Fox's father and the best pilot in the Lylat Star System. One day, while flying an important mission for Corneria, he was set up by Andross and killed. Or was he? Whether or not he was depends on the continuity.
- Ace Pilot: He was the best pilot in the Lylat system.
- Adaptation Name Change: In the first timeline, the name of Fox's father was given as Fox McCloud Sr. in the official comic tie-in.
- Cool Shades: Starting in Star Fox 64, these were added to separate him from his son, who basically has the same face (their fur are slightly different colors as well). The James McCloud of the F-Zero universe inherits these.
- Divergent Character Evolution: Not content with just being Fox wearing sunglasses, he's now Fox wearing sunglasses and a yellow scarf in Command! Interestingly, the shade of his fur has also changed. He usually has a darker shade of fur than Fox, whereas his appearance in Command shows him with a lighter shade of fur. He also has a Ear Notch on his left ear◊ in his appearance as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS.
- Ear Notch: He is seen with one only in Star Fox 64/Star Fox 64 DS and only when he appears at the end of the game; his ear is visibly fine in flashbacks in the same game.
- Heroic Sacrifice: According to the intro to Zero, he sacrificed himself so that Peppy could escape. He sacrifices himself again so Fox can escape Andross.
- Last Request: He apparently entrusted Peppy with keeping watch over his son as if he were a second father.
- Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: Was that a ghost that guided Fox out of Venom, or was Fox just seeing things?
- Never Found the Body: In the games. In the early comics, he rides a transdimensional ship that looks like a Space Whale!
- Secret Character: In Command.
- Space Whale: In the comic, this is actually an inter-dimensional starship that saved Fox Senior from certain death. After his son frees the space stingrays in Sector Y from Andross' mind control, the Space Whale appears and gives the arwings some much needed fuel canisters. The whale also appears in Sector Y of the original Star Fox if all lifeforms are protected: it gives Fox a very large amount of powerups.
- Spirit Advisor: In the rebooted timeline starting with Star Fox 64, there is every indication that James is dead. Even so, he occasionally gives his son a pep-talk and/or other assistance from beyond the grave as either a disembodied voice or a ghost."Don't ever give up, my son."
- Strong Family Resemblance: James wears sunglasses, and Fox doesn't. Aside from that, they are practically identical.
- Sunglasses at Night: James is never seen without sunglasses in the games.
- Wham Line:
Andross: Curse you, James McCloud! Why won't you stay dead?
- In Star Fox Zero:
- Artifact Title: The "64" in his name tended to get dropped as the series went on, though it still showed up on occasion.
- Characterisation Marches On: In the post-64 games. ROB started the series off with fairly mechanical and to-the-point dialogue. Adventures gives him a bit more of a personality, including bemoaning the maintenance of his body and expressing legitimate concern for Fox when he detects Fox's temperature rising around Krystal. Assault doesn't give him much focus, but by the time of Command he has developed full-on sarcasm as a result of his new personality chip and even develops an apparent crush on Lucy Hare.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Some of his dialogue in Command as a result of his personality chip overriding his programming.
- Dub Name Change: Originally NUS64, though Farewell, Beloved Falco, and Adventures temporarily used "ROB" in Japan. The cast roll of Assault merges both and designates him as ROB/NUS64.
- Interspecies Romance: During the events of Command ROB seems to have a crush on Lucy, proclaiming his affections by stating that he would do anything for her before quickly telling her to ignore his last comment.
- Mission Control: Serves on the bridge of the Great Fox for each game, providing status updates to the team and indicating mission objectives.
- My Sensors Indicate You Want to Tap That: In the ending of Adventures.
- Robot Buddy: ROB has served with the team since the start of the 64 era and whilst it may be because of his programming, he does appear to have a sense of loyalty to the team.
- Shout-Out: ROB's name comes from the NES peripheral Robotic Operating Buddy, and the code name for the Nintendo 64, Nintendo Ultra Sixty-four.
- Unexpected Inheritance: Implied, as the Great Fox itself is James' memento to Fox.
Star Fox 64
Fox's childhood friend who stayed as a pilot in the Corneria Army while Fox went freelance. He first appears in 64 on the Katina stage, where he and his squadron help the Star Fox team destroy an enemy mothership. He later reappears as a playable character in Command. He also appears for one level of Zero.
- Shout-Out: His name is a reference to William Grey from Independence Day. The entire Katina sequence in 64 is an extended homage to that movie.
- Southern-Fried Private: Command seems to give him a Southern accent that lasts one game.
- Surfer Dude: Has this type of voice in 64 and Zero.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Whenever you shoot down one of his fighters in 64.Bill: Fox, that's one of ours!
Katt Monroe is a woman from Falco's past, when they were both members of the "FREE AS A BIRD" gang of space hot-rodders. The Japanese Manga Farewell, Beloved Falco shed some light on the nature of their relationship.
Katt appears in 64, Farewell, and Zero as a pink-furred cat. She appeared as a grey cat in Command, where she was playable as the Cat's Paw 2 pilot, but despite having a different design and fur color, she still remains to be the same character she was before in the previous game.
- Art Shift: Went from her different design back to her original design in Zero.
- Bare Your Midriff: Katt seemed fond of dressing this way prior to her Command redesign.
- Pink Girl, Blue Boy: Invoked rather blatantly in Farewell, with one of the other hot rodders being a blue tomcat.
- Pink Means Feminine: Before her Race Lift.
- Race Lift: Changing colors between Farewell and Command.
- She Is Not My Girlfriend: Apparently, Falco and Katt have never been an item and Falco doesn't express any desire of wanting one either. Doesn't seem to stop Katt from hoping for more from him. She also sometimes flirts with Fox on occasion.
- Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: Katt originally was this trope. Besides being pink, this was heavily reflected in the way she dressed, the way she did her hair, and especially her heavy blue eyeshadow.
- Unlucky Childhood Friend: When Falco and Katt were younger, Katt used to need rescuing from trouble all the time, and Falco was the one to rescue her. But Falco not only wanted Katt to be a more self-reliant person, but also didn't appreciate Katt having a crush on him. Katt finally became a capable woman when Falco's absence forced her to grow up.
- You Don't Look Like You: In Command.
- Ascended Extra: He has a MUCH more prominant role in Star Fox Zero than he did in 64.
- Death by Adaptation: Originally, he appeared to have survived the Lylat Wars. In Zero, one route has him apparently killed on Corneria.
- The Unfought: In 64, he's only ever seen commentating over Area 6. In Zero, while he can be seen in some of the stages, he isn't directly confronted in the first playthrough. Finally averted in the secret path on Corneria where he pilots the Aquarosa.
- Villainous Breakdown: He and his commander grow increasingly desperate as the Area 6 defenses are destroyed by Star Fox. When the final line is breached they deploy a superweapon originally designed to destroy entire planets.
Star Fox Adventures
- Expy: Of Tricky the Triceratops from Diddy Kong Racing, another of Nintendo game developed by Rare.
- She Is All Grown Up: Come Assault, the little guy is now the leader of the Earthwalker tribe.
- Partially Civilized Animal: Whereas all of the other characters in the series are Funny Animals, Tricky and the other dinosaurs on the planet (except SharpClaws) are this.
- Ridiculously Cute Critter
- Seldom-Seen Species: He bears a resemblance to Centrosaurus, a relative of Triceratops (which he is often mistaken for, despite having only one horn).
- Shipper on Deck: As he escorts Fox and Krystal back to the Arwing, he wants them to comeback for their honeymoon. Fox's reaction is priceless.
- Soap Opera Rapid Aging Syndrome: Between Adventures and Assault, Tricky grew from being pet-sized to big enough to flatten Fox. Justified since he's a ceratopsid, and those were known to get pretty darned big.
- Aliens of London: Speaks with a Scottish accent.
- Aliens Speaking English: Like the Shopkeeper, he is the only other Saurian native who speaks perfect English to Fox with no need of a translator.
- Big Fun: Very huge and very friendly
- Crippling Overspecialization: While he can teleport Fox to any other places with no problem, he's strangely unable to teleport dinosaurs, which is rather odd considering that the natives of Sauria are, well, dinosaurs.
- Expy: Looks a lot like the Rockbiter.
- Golem: Made of rock, of course.
- Rock Monster: He's a fairly benevolent one, that is.
- Aliens Speaking English: The only dinosaur in the game that can speak English fluently, which adds to his mysteriousness.
- All There in the Manual: His real name, Shabunga, is only mentioned in the manual.
- Ambiguously Evil: He might be a SharpClaw and is heavily implied to be a thief as well, but in the end, he's just trying to make business.
- Do You Want to Haggle?: He's open for price negotiations, although if Fox tries to push his luck too much, he might double down and never budge from the initial price.
- No Hero Discount: Doesn't care too much about the fate of Sauria, or that Fox is trying to save it. He cares only for his business.
Star Fox Assault
- Absent-Minded Professor: Forgot to tell his own son that he became the research director before the events of Assault.
- All There in the Manual: Before his physical appearance in Assault, he was mentioned in 64's Japanese and English websites, as well as the Official Nintendo Player's Guide.
- Gadgeteer Genius: Even before he appeared in a game, the above-mentioned Player's Guide for 64 referred to him and Slippy as the inventors of the Blue-Marine.
- Non-Mammalian Hair: That mustache of his...
Star Fox Command
- Battle Couple: With Slippy in Aquas.
- Non-Mammal Mammaries: She's the first major non-mammalian female character in the series, and she has breasts.
- Only One Name: Her last name isn't given for some reason.
- Species Surname: She starts off in the game with no surname, but considering how she's engaged to Slippy and eventually marries him, she does come around to fitting the trope at some point.
- Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: Like that ginormous bow on her head, her eyelashes, the fact she's pink, etc.
- Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: She's a good head taller than Slippy.
- Dub Name Change: From "Ash" to "Dash".
- Everything's Better with Monkeys: Provided the below doesn't happen, he is the only positive example of a primate in the series.
- Remember the New Guy?: Nothing prior in the series ever truly suggested that Andross had children, let alone grandchildren (though given Andrew, he clearly had relatives), so Dash kinda seems to come out of nowhere.
- Turn Out Like His Father: One of the Command endings suggests Dash will become a tyrant like his grandfather Andross did.
- You Killed My Father: Averted. Although Fox killed Andross, his grandfather, Dash Bowman has absolutely no hate for Fox killing him. In fact, his profile states he "thinks the world of Star Fox and its member pilots." Indeed, he is quite willing to fight alongside the team.
- Younger Than They Look: He's significantly younger than the other characters, and Falco makes fun of him for being Just a Kid.
- Badass Teacher: She's a university professor who wants to help people... with her powerful plasma cannons.
- Off-Model: Lucy is a shade of lavender in the promotional art and game icons, but is grey (with lavender hair) in the story scenes.
- Parental Abandonment: Vivian died before Lucy reached adulthood, so Lucy only has her father Peppy.
- Remember the New Guy?: Considering how it's implied that the McCloud, Hare, and Toad families have generally been very close both personally and professionally, it does come across as somewhat odd that Peppy's daughter would never be mentioned until now.
- Shipper on Deck: She thought Fox screwed up when he broke up with Krystal when she asked why. Let's not forget the fact that Lucy and Krystal have been pretty good friends.
- Species Surname: She's a hare, and her last name is Hare.
Peppy's wife and Lucy's mother who died of illness.
- All There in the Manual: Like Beltino, the first hint of her existance was in Star Fox 64 supplemental materials; specifically, the Japanese website shows Slippy referring to her by name and saying that she and Peppy had their honeymoon on Zoness, explaining his utter shock at its polluted state in the game.
- Happily Married: What little is given of it suggests that her and Peppy were this before she died.
- Non-Indicative Name: "Vivian" means "alive", but she is no longer with us (except in our hearts).
- Posthumous Character: Combined with Remember the New Guy? since most players didn't even hear about Peppy ever having a wife.
- Species Surname: Though unlike other characters, she presumably gained her surname by marrying Peppy.
- Theme Naming: "Vivian" means "alive", which matches Peppy's name, which means "lively".
- Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: Both of his parents are foxes; however, Marcus ends up with a blue coloration like his Cerinian mother.
- Babies Ever After: The ending in which he appears is one where Fox and Krystal settle down and have a kid named Marcus.
- Canon Discontinuity: Possibly, due to Command not having a definitive ending.
- Generation Xerox: He inherited his father and grandfather's piloting skills, and starts his own Star Fox team with Slippy's son, Peppy's granddaughter, and Falco as The Mentor.
- Legacy Character: Is the leader of a new Star Fox team in a possible future.
- Passing the Torch: Unlike James and Fox, it seems that Marcus ends up becoming Star Fox leader without Fox suffering some kind of tragedy and has his father alive and well, albeit retired, to see him take the reigns.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Aside from his blue fur, which he inherited from his mother, Marcus looks very similar to Fox.
Star Fox Zero / Star Fox Guard
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Unlike his nephew, who is green-skinned, Grippy is orange all over.
- Fat, Sweaty Southerner in a White Suit: He is a wealthy CEO who owns a mining company and wears a nice, pinstriped white suit.
- Non-Mammalian Hair: He is able to grow hair, including a mustache.
- The Rival: The AstroMine Corporation, secretly owned by Pigma Dengar.