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Fox McCloud
Full name Fox McCloud
Species Fox
First appearance Star Fox (1993, Star Fox series)
Club Nintendo - "Super Mario: Mario im Wunderland" (1993, Mario franchise)
Latest appearance Star Fox 2 (2017, Star Fox series)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (as a costume) (2017, Mario series)

“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, consisting of of Fox, Falco Lombardi, Slippy Toad, Peppy Hare, and (for a time, in titles before Star Fox Zero) 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. Fox and his team commonly have to rescue the Lylat System from Andross and, very rarely, other evil entities, such as the Aparoids in Star Fox Assault. Fox was created by Shigeru Miyamoto, who also created Mario and Link.


Super Mario: Mario im Wunderland[edit]

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

Fox's first appearance relevant to the Mario franchise 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]

Merge-right.svg A proposal has decided that Blaster (move), Fox Illusion, Fire Fox, Reflector, Landmaster and Wolf Flash shall be merged with this section. (discuss)
StarFox Emblem.png
Super Smash Bros. Character
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.
SmashWiki article: Fox (SSB)

In Super Smash Bros., Fox appears as a playable character. Based primarily on Star Fox 64, Fox's voice clips are provided by Shinobu Satouchi. He is among the fastest characters in many aspects, including running speed (only behind Captain Falcon), fall speed, air speed, and has the fastest walking speed. His attacks are quick to execute, though they generally lack in launching power to compensate.

His neutral special move, Blaster, fires a laser that damages opponents, and 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 in Super Smash Bros. Melee.
SmashWiki article: Fox (SSBM)

Fox reappears as a playable character 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. His Blaster neutral special has also been changed: it has a higher rate of fire, but now does not deal any hitstun or knockback. Fox is lighter in this game (among the lightest characters in the game), making him more susceptible to horizontal KOs, though he keeps his fast falling speed which helps against vertical KOs. His air speed has also been decreased to the point that he is among the slowest in the game.

Fox and Falco also have smash taunts which can be triggered on both Corneria and Venom, in which the other Star Fox characters engage in radio conversation. In addition, Fox appears in the conversations initiated by Falco. During these, he is voiced in the English release by Steve Malpass, who would be his voice actor in Star Fox Adventures.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Fox SSBB.png
SmashWiki article: Fox (SSBB)

Fox is yet again playable in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. His appearance has been changed for this game, taking elements from both Star Fox: Assault and Star Fox Command. He is also now voiced by Jim Walker in English and Kenji Nojima in Japanese, his respective voice actors from Star Fox: Assault. While his moveset remains unchanged, 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 is 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]

SmashWiki article: Fox (SSB4)

Fox reappears as one of the returning characters in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. He retains his Super Smash Bros. Brawl design, and his moveset is unchanged from the previous games. While his his voice actor in Japanese is also the same as the previous game, his English voice actor has been changed to Mike West, who voiced Fox in Star Fox 64 and Star Fox 64 3D.

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 hold down the trigger buttons on the controller while selecting the stage.

On one final note, one of Fox's palette swaps references his rival, Wolf O'Donnell.

Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[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 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe; 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.

Super Mario Maker[edit]

Fox appears as a Costume in Super Mario Maker. Fox's costume can be unlocked by scanning his respective amiibo or randomly by completing the 100 Mario Challenge on Expert difficulty. Fox's transformation sound is his radio voice clips from the original Star Fox. The stage clear theme is the "Mission Complete" theme from the original Star Fox, while his death sound is the respective theme from Star Fox, including the Arwing exploding. Finally, pressing +Control Pad up has Fox pose facing away from the screen, while General Pepper's "Good luck!" voice clip plays.

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 Nintendo characters, Fox was also supposed to appear in Starbeans Cafe 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 our memories. His one weakness may be his difficulty earning the trust of his teammates.


  • Star Fox (SNES)
  • Star Fox 64 (N64)

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

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


# Name Image First Game/Move Description
19 Fox McCloud
Star Fox
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]
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]
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.


# Name Image Appearance(s) Description
13 Fox McCloud
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)
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)
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.


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]


Name 3DS Image Wii U Image Appears in NTSC-U Description PAL Description
Fox FoxTrophy3DS.png FoxTrophyWiiU.png SNES Star Fox (03/1993)
N64 Star Fox 64 (07/1997)
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. 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 McCloud is the leader of the mercenary flight team, Star Fox, often enlisted to defeat the evil Andross. His piloting skills are top notch, but in Smash Bros. his strength is sheer speed. His Reflector move allows him to turn projectile attacks against his foes, increasing their power for a punishing blow.
Fox (Alt.) FoxAllStarTrophy3DS.png FoxAltTrophyWiiU.png SNES Star Fox (03/1993)
N64 Star Fox 64 (07/1997)
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. 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!
Landmaster (Fox) N/A LandmasterFoxTrophyWiiU.png Originally designed for exploration, the Landmaster in Fox's Final Smash has been converted into an ultra-high-performance, anti-air, rolling combat vehicle. When Fox hops aboard, he can drive or roll into foes and blast them with cannon fire. It can even fire in midair. And best of all, Fox is safe from damage inside this metal beast! Originally designed for exploration, the Landmaster in Fox's Final Smash has been converted into an ultra-high-performance, anti-air, rolling combat vehicle. When Fox gets on board, he can drive or roll into foes and blast them with cannon fire. It can even fire in mid-air. And best of all, Fox won't take any damage while inside!
Fox (Assault) N/A FoxAssaultTrophyWiiU.png 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?

Red indicates exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS version.
Blue indicates exclusive to the Wii U version.

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.


  • Fox is 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. His piloting skills are top notch, but he can also bring speed and fast attacks to the battle through hand-to-hand combat.


  • "Hmph."Super Smash Bros.
  • "Fire!"Super Smash Bros., Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
  • "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