Fox McCloud

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Fox McCloud
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Full Name Fox McCloud
Species Fox
First Appearance Star Fox (1993, Star Fox series)
Super Smash Bros. (1999, Super Smash Bros. series)
Latest Appearance Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (2014)

“This is Fox. Returning to base!”
Fox McCloud, Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Fox McCloud is the hero and main character of the Star Fox series and the leader of a mercenary team known as Star Fox. The team consists of Fox, Falco Lombardi, Slippy Toad, Peppy Hare, and (for a time) Krystal. He is a master of the Arwing, a compact battle ship, and is also proficient as a sharp-shooter on land with his Blaster. His main ship, the Great Fox, is a huge spaceship with laser beam and rocket capabilities. Fox and his team commonly have to rescue the Lylat System from Andross and, very rarely, other evil entities, like the Aparoids in Star Fox Assault. Fox was created by Shigeru Miyamoto, who also created Mario and Link.

History[edit]

Super Mario: Mario im Wunderland[edit]

Fox in "Super Mario: Verloren in der Zeit".

Fox's first appearance relevant to the Mario series is in the Club Nintendo comic "Super Mario: Mario im Wunderland", introducing himself as "the fox from the TV spot". He lands on Earth with his spaceship and scares away Donkey Kong, Wario and Bowser, who attacked Mario, Toad, Kirby and Yoshi.

He can also be briefly seen in the comic "Super Mario: Verloren in der Zeit" from the same magazine, watching the Olympics with Peppy Hare and Falco Lombardi.

Super Smash Bros. Series[edit]

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Super Smash Bros. Character
Fox
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Game Appearances
Super Smash Bros.
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Special Moves
Standard:  Blaster
Side:  Fox Illusion
Up:  Fire Fox
Down:  Reflector
Final Smash:  Landmaster
Battle Entrance
Fox jumps out of an Arwing, and onto the stage.

Super Smash Bros.[edit]

Fox's art from Super Smash Bros.
Main article: SmashWiki:Fox (SSB)

In Super Smash Bros., Fox has the second fastest running, speed behind Captain Falcon, and has the fastest walking speed. His neutral special move, Blaster Shot, fires a laser that can damage opponents and causes them to flinch. His down special Reflector can reflect most projectiles (including items) to the thrower or shooter. In addition, he is given a third jump, Fire Fox, in which he charges up and flies a few feet in any direction (except downwards when grounded) in an explosion.

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Fox McCloud as he appeared in Super Smash Bros. Melee.
Main article: SmashWiki:Fox (SSBM)

In Super Smash Bros. Melee, Fox gains Fox Illusion as his side special move, which makes Fox swiftly dash horizontally, (even farther than his up special move, Fire Fox) though it cannot be directed in any other way. Fox is also lighter than he was in Super Smash Bros., but despite his light weight, Fox is difficult to KO vertically, due to his very fast falling speed, but he is vulnerable to horizontal KOs.

Fox also has a smash taunt which can be triggered on Corneria, in which he engages in conversation with other Star Fox characters.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Main article: SmashWiki:Fox (SSBB)

Fox is yet again playable in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, retaining his original costume design despite the changes that have been made in later Star Fox games. In the first two games, Fox was voiced by Shinobu Satouchi in both English and Japanese. However, in the cutscene in Super Smash Bros. Melee, where Fox's friends come to help, Steve Malpass lends his voice to Fox. Fox's Final Smash is the Landmaster, in which Fox leaps up offscreen and emerges in the tank, which can be used to attack.

Fox also has a new smash taunt on the Lylat Cruise stage, as well as the one on the returning Corneria stage.

The Subspace Emissary[edit]
Fox's snapshot in The Subspace Emissary.

Fox rides his Arwing in the beginning trying to take down the Halberd, however, the Arwing is hit and then crashes. It is later shown that the Arwing crash-landed at the edge of a jungle, near a lake. Diddy Kong discovers the Arwing, but Rayquaza rises from the lake and territorially attacks it. As Diddy is snatched up by the provoked Pokémon, Fox springs from the cockpit of the burning Arwing and proceeds to effortlessly rescue Diddy from the clutches of the large Pokémon using his Fox Illusion and Reflector. Fox and Diddy team up to defeat Rayquaza, and Fox winds up having to help Diddy in rescuing Donkey Kong from the Subspace Army. They eventually run into Bowser and fight him, but it turns out to be a False Bowser. The real Bowser appears firing his Dark Cannon at the two, prompting Fox to grab the vengeful Diddy and escape.

Some time passes, and Bowser attacks again, this time turning Diddy into a trophy. Fox, however, dodges the attacks fired at him, prompting Bowser to create a False Diddy Kong. Another Arwing suddenly flies by and its pilot comes out of it, revealing himself to be Falco Lombardi. Falco swiftly destroys Bowser's Dark Cannon and proceeds to help Fox and Diddy defeat the evil doppelganger as Bowser escapes.

Like Fox, Falco finds himself helping to find Donkey Kong, who they eventually discover being transported to the Isle of Ancients. After Falco assists Diddy in saving Donkey, Fox was not seen again until later, when Fox tries attacking the Halberd in his Arwing again. He is stopped by Princess Zelda (disguised as Sheik), who was trying to protect Princess Peach from Fox's fire. Peach settles the conflict between Sheik and Fox, but they are suddenly interrupted by Mr. Game & Watch flying from the ship's cockpit. Mr. Game & Watch almost immediately generates Shadow Bugs which turn him into Duon. Lucario and Solid Snake jump from the cockpit and onto the bridge and Falco reappears to assist in Duon's defeat. Fox aims his blaster at the Mr. Game & Watch trophy after the battle, but Mr. Game & Watch was then restored back to the original form and joins the team as Meta Knight takes back the ship.

Fox and the other heroes then join together as they enter Subspace and find Tabuu, who easily defeats them. Fox was revived by King Dedede, who had anticipated Tabuu's power and created badges that revive fighters that they were placed on. After Fox and everyone else is rescued, they proceed to face a final confrontation with Tabuu.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U[edit]

Main article: SmashWiki:Fox (SSB4)

Fox reappears as one of the returning characters in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. He retains his design and moveset from previous games, though his voice actor has been changed to Mike West, his Star Fox 64 and Star Fox 64 3D English voice actor.

In addition to the one on Lylat Cruise and Corneria, which return in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS respectively, Fox is not given a new smash taunt exclusively, and instead appears in the smash taunts that can be triggered on Orbital Gate Assault in Super smash Bros. for Wii U, by having all human players holding down the trigger buttons on the controller while selecting the stage.

Mario Kart 8[edit]

The Fox outfit for Miis.

As of version 3.0, Fox only makes a cameo in the Mii Racing Suit menu of Mario Kart 8; likewise, his amiibo is compatible with the game. Placing it on the Wii U GamePad makes a custom Fox-themed outfit for players to equip upon Miis available.

Other appearances and cameos[edit]

The name "McCloud" can be seen in the Mario Golf 64 & Mario Golf GBC score chart, and Fox appears as a badge in Donkey Konga 2. Along with a couple other characters Nintendo characters, Fox was also were supposed to appear in the Starbeans Café instead of Professor E. Gadd in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga.

Fox appeared in the 2006 version of Nintendo Monopoly, where he acted as Connecticut Avenue, and costs $120. In the 2010 version, he was replaced by Tom Nook from the Animal Crossing Series.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Smash Bros.[edit]

Following his dead father's footsteps as the young leader of the Star Fox Team, Fox McCloud's piloting of the super-high-performance combat ship ARWING for the Lylatian System is still fresh in out memories. His one weakness may be his difficulty earning the trust of his teammates.

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

  • Instruction Booklet Bio: A wily fox that uses speed to keep his enemies off balance.

Trophies[edit]

# Name Image First Game/Move Description
19 Fox McCloud
(Classic)
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Star Fox
03/93
Fox McCloud is the leader of a band of adventurers-for-hire known as Star Fox. Fox and his fellow pilots Peppy, Slippy, and Falco patrol the Lylat system in their mother ship, the Great Fox. From the cockpit of his Arwing, Fox leads the ceaseless pursuit of the evil scientist Andross, who doomed Fox's father.
20 Fox McCloud [Smash]
(Adventure)
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B Button: Blaster
Smash B: Fox Illusion
Fox is among the quickest and nimblest of the Smash Bros. characters. His speed is offset by low firepower, however, and he's better at one-on-one fights than melees with multiple foes. His Blaster is unique: it does damage but it doesn't make enemies flinch. His Fox illusion is best used as a surprise attack.
21 Fox McCloud [Smash]
(All-Star)
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Up & B Button: Fire Fox
Down & B Button: Reflector
Fox falls quickly, so he's a tough target to strike from below; however, this advantage can work against him when he goes flying sideways. You can use the Control Stick to set the direction of the Fire Fox technique while it's charging up. On a side note, Fox is also much lighter than he was in the N64 Super Smash Bros. game.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

  • Instruction Booklet Bio: The famous Arwing pilot boasts first-class speed and agility in combat.
  • Website Bio: Fox is just one of many so-called speed characters. His costume has been completely updated, so he’s full of fighting spirit. Run! Fly! Move boldly! For such moves are the essence of Fox!

Snake's codec[edit]

  • Snake: Colonel! That fox is fast!
  • Colonel: You're fighting Fox, eh, Snake? His full name is Fox McCloud. He's the leader of the commando-for-hire unit Star Fox. They're mostly active in a galaxy known as the Lylat System. Fox and his comrades pilot all-terrain fighter crafts called Arwings. His skills in combat can turn the tide of any battle. ...You seem to have a thing with foxes, don't you, Snake?
  • Snake: Don't remind me. First FOXHOUND and now this guy... I'm sick of foxes.
  • Colonel: You and foxes have a long history together. You ought to be proud.

Trophies[edit]

# Name Image Appearance(s) Description
13 Fox McCloud
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SNES Star Fox
DS Star Fox Command
The leader of the commando unit for hire known as Star Fox. He uses both the team's mother ship, the Great Fox, and his personal Arwing fighter to challenge the evil scientist Andross. He made his name as an ace pilot but has lately shown himself also to be an adventurer with a knack for hand-to-hand combat.
14 Landmaster (Fox)
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WII Super Smash Bros. Brawl Fox's Final Smash. Climb aboard the Landmaster tank, the ultrahigh- performance, antiair, rolling combat vehicle of Team Star Fox. Just like in the Star Fox series, the cannon can be used to blast foes, and the tank can roll over enemies. The jets beneath the main body can be used to hover. Between its firepower and mobility, this tank knows no equal.
189 Fox McCloud (Assault)
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GCN Star Fox: Assault The leader of the one and only Star Fox team. Fox McCloud has superb battle skills and is an expert pilot of both the Arwing and Landmaster. In on-foot battles, Fox starts with a blaster and continues on with four other types of weapons as he fights through the Aparoids. Fox also demonstrates his skills in air combat using the plasma cannons on the Arwing.

Stickers[edit]

Image Game Effect
Fox 64 Sticker.png Star Fox 64 [Energy] - Attack +18
Usable by: Fox McCloud, Falco, Wolf
FoxAdventures4.png Star Fox Adventures [Arm, Leg] - Attack +15
Usable by: Fox McCloud, Falco, Wolf
Fox Command Sticker.png Star Fox Command [Tail] - Attack +15
Usable by: Fox McCloud
Fox Sticker.png Star Fox [Energy] - Attack +23
Fox Assault Sticker.png Star Fox Assault [Energy] - Attack +33
Usable by: Fox, Falco, Wolf

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U[edit]

Trophies[edit]

Name Image Appears in
(Wii U version only)
Description
Fox FoxTrophyWiiU.png SNES Star Fox (03/1993)
N64 Star Fox 64 (07/1997)
NA: Fox is the leader of the mercenary unit Star Fox, often enlisted to defeat the evil Andross. His piloting skills are top notch, but in Smash Bros. he brings speed and fast attacks to the battle. His Reflector move allows him to turn projectile attacks against his foes, increasing their power for a punishing blow.

PAL: Leader of the Star Fox team, Fox is a skilled pilot with a strong sense of justice. In this game, he's quick on his feet and can use his speed to toy with opponents, attacking relentlessly and giving them no room to breathe. Even if they try to attack him from afar with projectiles, his Reflector move just sends them flying right back!

Fox (Alt.) FoxAllStarTrophy3DS.png
(3DS)
SNES Star Fox (03/1993)
N64 Star Fox 64 (07/1997)
NA: Fox is at home in the air, and many of his moves, like his up smash, Flip Kick, will send foes up there. It's great for KO'ing a damaged opponent. Another handy move is his up special Fire Fox. The flames that surround Fox deal damage to nearby foes, and you can launch yourself in any direction once charged.

PAL: The Flip Kick that Fox does for his upward smash can really send foes flying. It's well worth pulling out this attack in combos against airborne opponents. Try following it up with his red-hot Fire Fox special to hammer them repeatedly. The fact that you an fly in any direction with this move is a real bonus too!

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(Wii U)
Fox (Assault) GCN Star Fox: Assault (02/2005) When Andrew Oikonny and the remnants of his uncle Andross's army use guerilla tactics to stage a rebellion, the Cornerian forces find themselves under a lot of pressure. Fox and his unit arrive to save the day, only to encounter an even greater threat. Can Fox handle the incoming assault from this mysterious new foe?

Palutena's Guidance[edit]

  • Pit: Got any tips for fighting Fox?
  • Palutena: Fox McCloud is the leader of the mercenary flight team Star Fox. His trademark is incredible speed.
  • Pit: It's about time you showed up, Fox!
  • Viridi: That was a terrible General Pepper, Pit.
  • Palutena: You should be wary of his Blaster too.
  • Pit: Everybody, stay alert!
  • Palutena: Focus, Pit. You might think Fox's Blaster doesn't hurt all that much and ignore it, but you'll soon find out you've taken lots of damage.
  • Pit: Sorry—I'm back. OK, I'll just reflect his shots with my Guardian Orbitars!
  • Palutena: I figured you'd say that.
  • Pit: Huh? Is that...not what I should do?
  • Palutena: Like I said, he's quick on his feet, so there's no telling when he'll suddenly rush in and grab you. You've got to watch your back constantly when Fox is around.
  • Pit: DO A BARREL ROLL!

Quotes[edit]

  • "Hmph."Super Smash Bros.
  • "Come on!"Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
  • "Mission complete!"Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
  • "Here I come!"Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
  • "Better luck next time, Falco."Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
  • "Landmaster!"Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
  • "This is Fox, returning to base."Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

Name in Other Languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese フォックス・マクラウド
Fokkusu Makuraudo
Russian Фокс МакКлауд
Foks MakKlaud
Korean 폭스 맥클라우드
Pogseu Maegkeullaudeu
Chinese 火狐・麥克勞德
Huǒhú Màikèláodé