Wolf O'Donnell

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This article is about the character from the Star Fox series. For the Big Bad Wolf that appeared in the The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, see Big Bad Wolf.
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Super Smash Bros. character
Wolf
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Game appearances
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (unlockable)
Special moves
Standard:  Blaster
Side:  Wolf Flash
Up:  Fire Wolf
Down:  Reflector
Final Smash:  Landmaster (Brawl)
Battle entrance
Wolf is dropped in by a Wolfen.
“I'll be the one to take you down!”
Wolf O'Donnell, Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Wolf O'Donnell is the longtime rival of Fox McCloud, who appears in the Star Fox series of games, making his debut in Star Fox 64. He is the leader of the Star Wolf wing, a rival team to Fox's Star Fox team. Wolf later appears as an unlockable playable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. After a ten-year absence in the Super Smash Bros. series, he has been confirmed to be returning to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the Nintendo Switch.

History[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Wolf's cameo in Super Smash Bros. Melee

Wolf makes a minor appearance during the intro of Super Smash Bros. Melee. When Fox flies by a Wolfen, the screen splits to show Fox and Wolf inside the cockpits.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Wolf SSBB.png
SmashWiki article: Wolf (SSBB)

Wolf is one of the unlockable characters in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, using his appearance from Star Fox: Assault and is voiced by Jay Ward. According to Masahiro Sakurai, Wolf was nearly cut from the game due to time constraints. He is both the biggest and heaviest of the Star Fox characters. He is not as fast as Fox and Falco, but his attacks are more powerful. His aerial speed is better than that of Fox's and Falco's. He can be unlocked by having him join the party in The Subspace Emissary, playing 400 Brawl matches, or by clearing Boss Battles with either Fox or Falco, then defeating him on Lylat Cruise.

Though his special moves are based on the basic design of Fox's special moves, they have been altered for Wolf, with new effects for all of them. All his standard moves are different as well. Wolf's standard special move is the Blaster, though unlike Fox and Falco's the gun has a claw-like extension that damages nearby opponents. His side special is Wolf Flash, which gives Wolf some vertical height and has a meteor smash at the end. His up special is Fire Wolf, in which Wolf instantly charges in the direction held on the control stick, the air surrounding him damaging opponents. His down special is Reflector, which has a different visual effect than the other characters' Reflectors and increases the speed of reflected items and projectiles rather than power. His Final Smash is the Landmaster, his version having more firepower and sporting Wolfen coloration.

Wolf also appears in all of the Star Fox character Smash Taunts on Lylat Cruise.

The Subspace Emissary[edit]

Wolf's appearance in The Subspace Emissary

In the Subspace Emissary, Wolf doesn't play a major role and does not interact with other video game characters, but can join the player's party after beating Tabuu, along with Jigglypuff and Toon Link. The player must enter a special Red Door in The Ruins stage, which will take them to Lylat Cruise. The player sees Wolf flying his Wolfen. He then jumps out of the Wolfen, and lands on the cruise. Wolf strikes a pose and then rushes at the player attacking him or her. The player must then defeat Wolf in a one-life stock battle. After defeat, he joins the party.

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

While Wolf does not return as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, he still appears as part of the smash taunt on Lylat Cruise in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Wolf also appears as a trophy in both versions of the game. Finally, some of Wolf's moves have been implemented as custom special moves for Fox, and Fox also has a palette swap that references Wolf.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

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SmashWiki article: Wolf (SSBU)
Wolf's appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Wolf will reappear for the first time as a playable character since Super Smash Bros. Brawl in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, where he has been redesigned to match his appearance in Star Fox Zero.

Special moves[edit]

Blaster[edit]

Wolf's Blaster in Super Smash Bros. Brawl
SmashWiki article: Blaster (Wolf)

The Blaster is Wolf's standard special move, which he shares with Fox and Falco. When used, Wolf pulls out his Blaster and fires a laser with a limited range to damage opponents. Out of the three Star Fox characters, Wolf's Blaster has the least range and the lowest firing rate, but shots deal the greatest damage and knockback out of each character, though the damage decreases as the blasts travel further. Wolf's Blaster also has a claw-like bayonet attached to the front that also damages opponents.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Japanese クローブラスター
Kurō Burasutā
Claw Blaster

Wolf Flash[edit]

Wolf Flash in Super Smash Bros. Brawl
SmashWiki article: Wolf Flash

Wolf Flash is Wolf's side special move, equivalent to Fox's Fox Illusion and Falco's Falco Phantasm. When used, Wolf flies directly forward in a streak of light which damages any opponents in his path, though the move also sends him upward at an angle. In addition, the move has a sweet spot when Wolf is about to stop that deals a greater amount of electric-based damage as well as meteor smashing opponents. When using Wolf Flash in the air, the move leaves him helpless afterward. Like Fox Illusion and Falco Phantasm in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Wolf is able to cancel this move by pressing the special move button again.

Wolf Flash also appears as Fox's second custom variant for Fox Illusion in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Japanese ウルフフラッシュ
Urufu Furasshu
Wolf Flash

Fire Wolf[edit]

Fire Wolf in Super Smash Bros. Brawl
SmashWiki article: Fire Wolf

Fire Wolf is Wolf's up special move. It is the equivalent to Fox's Fire Fox and Falco's Fire Bird; unlike them, however, Fire Wolf does not have a charging period, and Wolf flies directly ahead, dealing multiple hits as he goes before finishing with a kick. The move travels farther than Fire Bird, but not as far as Fire Fox. The move also creates air streaks that deal damage rather than covering Wolf with fire.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Japanese ウルフシュート
Urufu Shūto
Wolf Shoot

Reflector[edit]

Wolf's Reflector in Super Smash Bros. Brawl
SmashWiki article: Reflector (Wolf)

The Reflector is Wolf's down special move, shared with Fox and Falco. When used, an energy barrier appears around Wolf that reflects projectiles, increasing the amount of damage they deal when they hit. The Reflector itself also damages nearby opponents, though it is not invulnerable to physical attacks. Wolf's Reflector has a different design from Fox and Falco's, being a purple shield on both sides rather than a blue hexagon shape. Wolf's Reflector also does not give reflected projectiles as much power, but it instead increases their speed.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Japanese リフレクター
Rifurekutā
Reflector

Final Smash[edit]

Landmaster[edit]

Wolf's Landmaster in Super Smash Bros. Brawl
SmashWiki article: Landmaster
“We're going to have fun with this thing!”
Wolf O'Donnell, Super Smash Bros. Brawl

The Landmaster is Wolf's Final Smash, shared with Fox and Falco and based on the Landmaster first used by Team Star Fox in Star Fox 64 / Lylat Wars, although its design is specifically based on its appearances in both Star Fox 64 and Star Fox: Assault, recolored to match the ships used by Star Wolf, the Wolfen. Upon activating the move, Wolf leaps into the air and falls back down inside the Landmaster. Compared to Fox and Falco's Landmaster, Wolf's has the greatest attack power and movement speed, both on the ground and in the air, though it does not last as long as the others.

Names in other languages
Language Name Meaning
Japanese ランドマスター改
Randomasutā-kai
Landmaster Revision

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Website bio[edit]

The Star Fox team’s greatest rival is Team Star Wolf. Sitting at the head of this group is Wolf O’Donnell.

Wolf fights with his razor-sharp claws in a style that’s downright feral. His high risk, high return special moves are a blast to use.

Trophies[edit]

Name Image Game Description
Wolf BrawlTrophy077.png N64 Star Fox 64 A pilot whose real name is Wolf O'Donnell. He leads a group of mercenaries called Star Wolf. He's crossed paths with Fox many times, and each acknowledges the other as a competent rival. Wolf's constant interference with Fox is a result of Wolf's history with Fox's dad, James. Wolf's long history of criminal enterprise has resulted in a large bounty on his head.
GCN Star Fox Assault
Landmaster (Wolf) BrawlTrophy078.png Wii Super Smash Bros. Brawl Wolf's Final Smash. Wolf analyzed Fox's Landmaster and built his own improved version, which he now calls out and boards. He's increased the output of the onboard generators and upped the vehicle's firepower. However, this has substantially decreased the time the Landmaster can appear on the screen. It sports the same colors as Wolf's Wolfen.

Stickers[edit]

Image Game Effect
Wolf Command Sticker.png Star Fox Command [Energy] - Attack +27
Wolf Assault Sticker.jpg Star Fox Assault [Arm, Leg] - Attack +15
Usable by: Fox, Falco, Wolf

Snake's codec[edit]

  • Snake: Colonel, there's a guy in here who looks like a wolf...
  • Colonel: You mean the fighter named Wolf.
  • Snake: "Wolf". Real imaginative name...
  • Colonel: He's the leader of a ragtag team called "Star Wolf". They're the longtime rivals of Star Fox.
  • Snake: Kind of strange for a wolf to have friends, isn't it?
  • Colonel: Well, I don't think he works well with others. I suppose they're more like hangers-on than actual comrades. But he's a remarkable pilot. And his ship, the "Wolfen", is no slouch, either.
  • Snake: But this is hand-to-hand combat, Colonel. He's out of his element.
  • Colonel: Careful, Snake. Those claws of his aren't just for show.

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

Name 3DS Image Wii U Image Appears in
(Wii U version only)
NTSC-U Description PAL Description
Wolf O'Donnell WolfTrophy3DS.png WolfTrophyWiiU.png N64 Star Fox 64 (07/1997)
GCN Star Fox: Assault (02/2005)
Wolf used to fight in Andross's army, tangling with Star Fox in battle after battle. After Andross's exile, he went his own way and formed a mercenary team called Star Wolf. He and his eternal rival, Fox, have even fought on the same side from time to time...but inevitably, they always meet again as enemies. Wolf used to fight in Andross's army, where he tangled with Star Fox in many a dogfight. After Andross's exile, he went his own way and formed a mercenary team called Star Wolf. He and his eternal rival Fox have even fought on the same side from time to time...but inevitably, they always meet again as enemies.

Quotes[edit]

  • "I will be the one to take you down!"
  • "What's the matter, scared?"
  • "We're gonna have fun with this thing!"
  • "Playtime's over, Star Fox!"
  • "Weaklings, the bunch of you!"
  • "Don't think you can take a breather just yet, Team Star Fox!"
  • "You know you are all like us. Our fates are intertwined. We are destined to meet in battle. After all, what fun is there to be had in peace and quiet? A true warrior can only live in the battlefield!"
  • "Listen close: I won't let a single one of you leave here alive! And Fox, remember this! I'm the one who's going to take you down!"

Name in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ウルフ・オドネル
Urufu Odoneru
Russian Вульф О'Донелл
Vulf O'Donell
Korean 울프 오도넬
Ulpeu Odonel
Chinese 沃爾夫・歐唐納
Wòērfū Ōutángnà