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    The Star Fox Team 
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The band of adventurers-for-hire after whom the series is named. Most of its 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

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. Peppy barely escaped with his life and returned to Corneria to tell Fox the tragic news.
  • 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. The team stays this way come Star Fox: Assault.
  • 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

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    Fox McCloud 
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"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. Stern and self-willed, the combination of his piloting skills and decisive thinking makes him the indisputable leader of the Star Fox mercenary team.


  • Ace Pilot: He is the leader of the Star Fox team thanks to his piloting skills and leadership spirit.
  • Adaptation Name Change: He was called Fox McCloud Jr. in the original continuity.note 
  • Age Lift: In timeline 1, Fox is 25 years old as of the first Lylat War. After the reboot, he was aged down to 18 for the same conflict.
  • Awesome Mc Coolname: Fox McCloud, passed down from his father.
  • Art Shift: Each game gives Fox a slightly different look. In the first two games, his design looks quite like an actual fox, while all subsequent releases have gone for a more cartoony or stylized look.note  This is particularly notable in Super Smash Bros.: when Krystal made her debut in Adventures, she and Fox were roughly equal in height, with her being just a smidge taller; by the time Krystal appeared in Smash Bros as an Assist Trophy, Fox had long since settled into more exaggerated and cartoony proportions, while Krystal kept her original design and proportions. The result: she is now substantially taller than Fox.
  • Deadpan Snarker: While it's rather rare, he tends to snark when particularly annoyed.
    Fox: Peppy, send me a Landmaster, will ya?
    Peppy: On its way! What's the situation, Fox?
    Fox: Well, I got my hands full. But what else is new.
    Peppy: Done! Here's your Landmaster!
    *Landmaster dramatically teleports in... in the middle of a swarm of aparoids
    Fox: Great. Good to see the transmission system's targeting is as sterling as ever.
  • A Dog Named "Dog": A Fox named "Fox", even though his father's name is "James" with no reference to his species anywhere in his name, which also makes this an example of Aerith and Bob.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: One of Star Fox Command's endings shows him doing this should Krystal leave him and choose to join Star Wolf.
  • Emotion Suppression:
  • Era-Specific Personality: Out of all the main characters, Fox's personality changed the most when the franchise got rebooted.
  • Everyone Can See It: Fox tries (and utterly fails) to keep his crush on Krystal under wraps in Star Fox Adventures and Star Fox Assault. Not that it would make any difference anyway: all of his teammates know him too well, ROB has a way of putting it out in the open, and others (like Tricky) had assumed they were already together.
  • Happily Married: One of Command's endings has him become this with Krystal.
  • The Hero: Fox McCloud is team leader and frontline commander of Star Fox. Peppy is usually the strategist but Fox is the one putting the pieces in place on the battlefield.
  • I Am X, Son of Y: Before Fox's father was renamed James McCloud in 64, Fox's father was dubbed Fox McCloud Sr. (or "Fox Senior") in supplemental material. Fox himself was called "Junior" in the comic, although he hates it.
  • It's Not You, It's My Enemies: His reason for kicking Krystal off Star Fox prior to Command was that he did not want to see her get hurt as a result of being part of The Team. Unfortunately, she doesn't take it well. The game seems to relish in pointing out how phenomenally stupid this decision was on Fox's part — practically all of his teammates call him on it at various points in the storyline.
  • It's Personal: Fox really hates Andross. Might've had something to do with arranging the death of his dad.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: In the games where there are multiple playable characters with differing stats, equipment or skills, note  he's a generally well rounded, middle-of-the-road character.
  • The Last DJ: In the original continuity, he was exiled because he had highly critical opinions regarding Corneria's lax handling of Andross. Eventually, Corneria had to hire him to take out Andross.
  • Like Father, Like Son: Fox's father was as much of an Ace Pilot as Fox was. Hopefully for Fox, he won't end up being backstabbed by one of his supposed allies the same way.
  • Like Parent, Like Spouse: In the first timeline, it's specifically noted that Fara Phoenix closely resembles his late mother.
  • Nice Guy: He was this in the first timeline. While he's not so much after the reboot, Assault has more shades of this on him.
  • Nominal Hero: In the reboot and in Zero. While Fox isn't evil by any means, he isn't really interested on helping people if it won't pay.
  • Not Allowed to Grow Old: In the "Good-bye, Fox" ending of Command, about the only difference physically in his older appearance as a father was that he started wearing sunglasses and grew a goatee.
  • Not So Stoic: He's rather calm when on a mission, never letting his emotions get the better of him if it means failing the mission, only occasionally engaging in some light snark. That being said, he still does let a few things slip through the cracks.
    • In Assault, just before Peppy apparently performs a Heroic Sacrifice to open the way for Star Fox and Star Wolf to the Aparoid Queen, Fox lets out a pained "Peppy... you mustn't!" After Peppy goes through with it anyway, Fox takes a moment before telling Star Fox that they need to act in spite of what's just happened.
    • Just before the Final Battle of Assault, the Aparoid Queen begins telling Fox to just surrender and join the Aparoids with James McCloud's voice. It actually gets to Fox for a moment.
      Falco: Fox! Don't listen! You know your father is—
      Fox: I know! My father... My father would never tell me to give up!
    • Should Krystal break up with Fox permanently in an ending of Command, Fox can be found drinking himself into a stupor over it.
  • Official Couple: Fox's canonical girlfriend and the dynamics of their relationship with each other changed with the continuity.
  • Parental Abandonment: Fox's parents are both gone; his mother is dead, and depending on the continuity, his father is either dead or trapped in Another Dimension.
  • Punch-Clock Hero: In the rebooted timeline, he helps the Cornerian Army since the job paid well... and also because it meant he could get revenge on Andross.
  • Putting the Band Back Together: He has to do this in several of the games.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: Originally, Fox's pilot scarf was a bright, pinkish red in the first game. It was changed to a more neutral red in 64 onwards.
  • Rescue Romance: His relationships with both of his love interests begin by him saving their lives.
  • The Rival: To Falco and Wolf.
    • He used to butt heads with Falco quite a bit, but the tensions seemed to have died down in later games until they became close friends and merely friendly rivals.
    • His true rival and Worthy Opponent is Wolf O'Donnell, who was also his father's rival before Andross killed him. Both respect each other more as the games go on, but according to Wolf, "if anyone's gonna tan Fox's hide, it's gonna be him". The sentiment seems mutual though, given Fox will utter "This is the end for you, Wolf!" if he catches him in his Final Smash in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
  • Say My Name: In the Japanese versions, his team members will do this if Fox is killed (these are replaced with a Big "NO!" in the English version).
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend: Once in Assault, relating to Krystal. Played with in that she is his girlfriend, but the subject of marriage makes Fox clearly uncomfortable. Tricky assumes that Fox and Krystal are already engaged, and promises to keep Sauria intact until they can come back on their honeymoon. Fox unfortunately phrases his response in a way that makes it clear that although they aren't, he does want them to be, causing much embarrassment until he can change the subject.
    Fox: What are you nuts?! We aren't- we not yet-
    Tricky: Not yet?
    [Krystal leans in curiously whilst Fox struggles over his words]
    Fox: Uh... I mean- I mean, this is not a conversation for children!
    [Krystal laughs at his immediate topic changing]
    Tricky: You said you weren't gonna treat me like a kid anymore!
    Fox: Then stop acting like one!
    Tricky: You're just mad 'cause you don't wanna talk about it.
    Krystal: Alright, that's enough, boys.
  • Standardized Leader: Falco is arrogant and hot-headed, but talented. Peppy is wise, but his old age is catching up to him. Slippy is a reckless and inexperienced genius. As for Fox, he is just good at what he does, which is leading his team and making sure they perform well.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: This is probably the reason James is always shown wearing shades and Fox rarely is — without them, father and son look nearly the same.
  • Technicolor Eyes: Fox was shown having brown eyes in the title screen of the original game, then blue eyes in the comic,note  Star Fox 2, and in Super Smash Bros. Melee. Since Farewell and Adventures, Fox has had green eyes, except for one piece of promotional artwork for Assault, where he appears to have blue and green eyes (fading from one color to the other in the same iris, no less!). Since the green eyes became fixed, they have usually been some of the nicest hue of green imaginable. Green eyes of course exist in reality, but it's not often you see someone with such a penetrating emerald color.
  • Trigger Happy: Some dialogue in Adventures implies that he's like this (specifically General Pepper forbidding him from taking a blaster to his first mission on Dinosaur Planet and shooting everything in sight to solve his problems, requiring him to find a different, yet suitable weapon for the circumstances), but so far it's been an Informed Attribute.

    Falco Lombardi 
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"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 Adventures, which is explained in the manga Farewell, Beloved Falco, but by 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 
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“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 
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"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.
  • Blood Knight:
    • Hard to picture Slippy as such, but in Assault, he clearly likes the idea of following Fox to the Sargasso Space Zone. Then during gameplay, you can see him finding enemies in the hangar, and Hilarity Ensues.
    Slippy: No mercy! (proceeds to destroy the troop) Did you see how well I fought?
  • 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:
  • Enemy Scan: Does this for you in most games, allowing you to see the boss' shields/Hit Points.
    Slippy: Shield analysis complete! Bringing it up on the monitor!
  • Establishing Character Moment: In 64, seconds after gameplay begins, he goes off on his own and a fighter begins chasing him.
    Peppy: Slippy, watch out. Bogey on your tail!
    Slippy: Whoa! Help me!
    * (Fox saves him from the enemy ships)*
    Slippy: Thanks Fox! I thought they had me.
  • 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, and according to a Codec Conversation for Super Smash Bros., he is the one that devised Fox and Falco's blasters and reflectors for that game.
  • Gameplay and Story Integration: Outside of his tendency for distress, he's the most consistently-useful member of the team because he's the game's justification for bosses having Life Bars. If his Arwing was totaled, you won't have him around to analyze the enemy's Shield Gauge, and will be flying blind as far as that particular info goes.
  • 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 64 and 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.
  • 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 potentially 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 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.
  • Support Party Member: He's not the best pilot, but he's the group's genius mechanic, responsible for maintaining the team's equipment, as well as the game's reason for bosses having Life Bars.
  • Utility Belt: In the original game and its SNES sequel, Slippy wore a 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.

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Other Members

    Fara Phoenix 
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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 
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Miyu served as the fifth member of Star Fox in Star Fox 2. Not much is known about her personality and backstory.
  • Ace Pilot: She is this, along with the rest of Star Fox.
  • Artistic License – Biology: Her 2017 artwork shows her with a long, cat-like tail, despite real lynxes being known for having very short tails, making her look more like a serval cat instead.
  • Depending on the Artist: Her 2017 artwork depicts her wearing a purple jumpsuit and a blue scarf, despite the fact that the outfit she wears in-game is orange and red. She is also missing her earring in this artwork.
  • Dissonant Serenity: She never loses her smile, despite the fact that she is fighting a war to prevent Corneria's total destruction. However, the nature of some of her dialogue implies that this is unintentional: she only seems this way because she only has one expression in her her sprite images.
    "No! The missiles are falling on Corneria!"
  • Flirting Under Fire: In the pilot's select screen, after she is selected along with a second pilot, she blows a kiss presumably to the player, or her co-pilot, just seconds before they take off to fight Andross and his forces.
  • Fragile Speedster: Miyu and Fay's Arwings (dubbed the "Light Arwing") move the fastest, and they charge their attack the fastest, but they have the least shields. This is made up for by their default special weapon being an Invincibility Powerup.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: She notably blows a kiss to the player upon selection. It's believed that her flirtatious attitude was applied to her spiritual successor, Katt Monroe (this may have been confirmed in Star Fox Zero, as Katt now wears a golden earring on her left ear similar to Miyu's).
  • Only One Name: The leaked 1995 CES build suggests her last initial may have been W, but her last name has not been given in any canonical released media.
  • Private Military Contractors: She is a PMC, drafted from the Cornerian Army and is fighting to protect Corneria from Andross.
  • Seldom-Seen Species: A rare example of a lynx in fiction.
  • The Sixth Ranger: Miyu becomes a new addition to the Star Fox team in this game.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: She is described as a "tomboyish lynx" and therefore is the Tomboy to Fay's Girly Girl.
  • Two Girls to a Team: She, along with Fay, effectively fill this trope when they join the team.

    Fay 
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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.

    Krystal 
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"Leave it to me."
Voiced By: Aya Hara (Japanese, all games), Estelle Ellis (English, Star Fox Adventures), Alesia Glidewell (English, Star Fox: Assault, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)

Krystal is Fox's on-again off-again Love Interest who was introduced in Adventures. She is a telepath, and replaced Peppy as the fourth active member of the team by Assault.


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