Super Smash Bros. Ultimate artwork
|First appearance||F-Zero (1990)|
|Latest appearance||Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018)|
|Portrayed by||Ryō Horikawa (1999-present)|
- “Show me your moves!”
- – Captain Falcon, Super Smash Bros.
Captain Falcon is the main character from the F-Zero series. He is an F-Zero racer and a secret bounty hunter, with a mysterious past. He is a playable character in every Super Smash Bros. series installment, being available from the start in Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U but unlockable in Super Smash Bros., Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
In the Super Smash Bros. series, Captain Falcon is known for his blend of speed and power, as well as his various signature moves, such as the Falcon Punch and Knee Smash. In addition, the Male Wire Frame and Red Alloy are modeled after Captain Falcon, having some of the exact same attacks and similar idle poses. In the Super Smash Bros. series, Captain Falcon is voiced by Ryō Horikawa, speaking English with a false American accent.
Super Smash Bros.
Captain Falcon appears as an unlockable character in Super Smash Bros., and is unlocked by clearing 1P Game in under 20 minutes and defeating him on Planet Zebes. Despite having a slow walking speed, Captain Falcon has the fastest running speed. His attacks, however, despite being powerful, are for the most part slow. His design in this game is based on his design from F-Zero X, though his outfit is indigo instead of blue.
Captain Falcon's special attacks are unique in that none of them are based upon any aspect of his series of origin. His special moves are the Falcon Punch, which involves Captain Falcon throwing a delayed, yet powerful, fiery punch; Falcon Kick, which has Captain Falcon performing a flame-engulfed flying kick; and Falcon Dive, in which Falcon leaps and causes a small explosion against an opponent he makes contact with.
Captain Falcon is also unique in that he has a total of six playable alternate color schemes beginning with this installment, with two of the recolors being team battle exclusive. One of Captain Falcon's alternate costumes is that of his evil clone, Blood Falcon, including a patch on his uniform saying "25 - Blood Hawk", which corresponds to the number and name of Blood Falcon's own F-Zero machine. Another one of his colors recolors the original, brighter colors used in the F-Zero series. Captain Falcon and Yoshi have the most color changes of the selectable characters in the game, totaling six, although two of Yoshi’s colors are not selectable.
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Captain Falcon returns in Super Smash Bros. Melee, this time as a default character instead of an unlockable character (a trait shared with Ness). Captain Falcon also appears as an opponent in Adventure Mode, All-Star Mode, and Event Matches 12, 17, 20, 33, 36, and 43. He is also one of the random characters in Trophy Tussle 1, 2, and 3. Captain Falcon's fighting techniques are shared with Ganondorf, who has similar abilities, but is much slower and has more powerful attacks.
Many of Captain Falcon's moves, such as his smash attacks and neutral aerial, have been completely changed and updated. He also received the side special move Raptor Boost, in which he charges forward to throw a flame-engulfed punch that differs depending on his position: he throws an uppercut while grounded, or an overhand while airborne.
Captain Falcon has a unique way of using certain items in this game. For example, when using a Home-Run Bat, Captain Falcon slams the opponent down and then up again, instead of hitting them across the screen. According to the trophy information of the Star Rod, it has the most power when it is used with a Smash Attack of Captain Falcon or Sheik.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Captain Falcon appears as an unlockable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and can be unlocked by clearing stage 20 in Adventure Mode: The Subspace Emissary, playing 70 versus matches, or by clearing Classic Mode in 12 minutes on at least Normal difficulty. However, he has been superseded by Sonic the Hedgehog as the fastest runner. Captain Falcon's design is now primarily based on F-Zero GX, though he wears a scarf similar to his design in F-Zero: GP Legend. Captain Falcon's Final Smash is the Blue Falcon, in which he summons the machine to run over any players he catches.
Adventure Mode: The Subspace Emissary
In Adventure Mode: The Subspace Emissary, Captain Falcon saves Captain Olimar and his Pikmin from a giant R.O.B. Later, he and Olimar save Donkey Kong with the help of Diddy Kong and they join a team with them. After getting through the Subspace Bomb Factory, they meet up with Samus Aran and Pikachu but soon, Ganondorf appears and gets all R.O.B.s in the factory to burn the Ancient Minister and detonate Subspace Bombs to create a giant hole in space. The Minister turns out to be a R.O.B. himself, who joins Falcon's team, and then, after the Subspace Army is taken care of, the whole team decides to leave the area.
Captain Falcon calls his Falcon Flyer and after everyone gets on, they are attacked by Meta Ridley, whom must be defeated in a certain time limit. they all fly to The Canyon where they meet up with everyone else. Everyone enters Subspace and find themselves being turned into trophies by Tabuu. King Dedede and his group then arrive and revive Captain Falcon and most of the others until everyone is revived and able to take on Tabuu.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
Captain Falcon appears as a default character in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Although his moveset has remained overwhelmingly the same in regard to aesthetics, it has undergone noticeable mechanical changes that, when coupled with the general gameplay changes, significantly improve his combo game.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Captain Falcon appears as an unlockable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Captain Falcon is faster on the ground and in the air, while Raptor Boost no longer renders him helpless in the air if he manages to hit an opponent with it. On a related note, Raptor Boost has been repurposed from a potent KO option into a very reliable combo starter. However, both direct and indirect changes to a number of his moves, particularly to his dash grab and down throw, have resulted in in his moveset being riskier to use.
In the World of Light, Captain Falcon is present when the fighters oppose Galeem for the first time. When Galeem begins to vaporize the fighters with a barrage of energy beams, Captain Falcon attempts to flee in his Blue Falcon, but is also vaporized before he can board it.
Classic Mode route
|Up Close and Personal|
|1||Donkey Kong||Jungle Japes||Battle for Storm Hill|
|2||Ganondorf||Gerudo Valley||Gerudo Valley|
|3||Ryu||Suzaku Castle||Ryu Stage|
|4||Roy||Arena Ferox||Attack - Fire Emblem|
|5||Mii Brawler ×6||Horde Battle||Coliseum||The Devoted|
|6||Little Mac||Boxing Ring||Jogging / Countdown|
|Final Destination||King Bowser - Super Mario Bros. 3|
Profiles and statistics
Super Smash Bros.
- Bio: A regular pilot in the great galactic race F-ZERO Grand Prix, Captain Falcon is skilled at collecting prize money. Much about his past remains hidden in shadow, but it's clear that many a villain held a powerful grudge against him.
Super Smash Bros. Melee
- Instruction booklet bio: "A bounty hunter who boasts speed and power."
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
- Website bio: "He’s making his entrance a little late, but here he is—the famous F-Zero pilot, Captain Falcon! This time around, he’s bringing his pride and joy, the F-Zero machine called the Blue Falcon, to the brawl. This inclusion ought to boost his macho, tough-guy reputation significantly."
- Snake: Hey! That's Captain Falcon, isn't it?
- Otacon: Good eye, Snake! He's F-Zero pilot number 07!
- Snake: You know, seeing Captain Falcon here reminds me... We should do that thing we've always wanted to try...
- Otacon: Oh yeah! That thing! Good idea! OK, ready? Go!
- Snake: Falcon Puuuunch!!
- Otacon: Falcon Kiiiiiiick!!
Each of the following stickers are only usable by Captain Falcon:
|Captain Falcon||F-Zero GX||[Arm, Leg] - Attack +8|
|Captain Falcon||F-Zero X||[Specials: Direct] - Attack +19|
|Captain Falcon||F-Zero||[Slash] - Resistance +23|
Final Smash: 6
Throwing Ability: 10
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
- Pit: Whoa... It's Captain Falcon!
- Viridi: Oh, he's a captain! What ship does he command?
- Pit: I think he's more like a pilot or something.
- Viridi: All these fighters have tons of skill and experience, but you can still hold your own. If we brought vehicles into the picture, though, that would be a totally different story.
- Pit: Good thing that's not the case. I'd be no match for an F-Zero machine or an Arwing.
- Viridi: Plus, those G-Diffuser systems are terrible for the environment.
- Pit: Uh, you sure know a lot about space machinery. For being the goddess of nature and all.
- Palutena: Anyway, if you're near Captain Falcon, watch out for his jump-and-Falcon Punch combo.
- A skilled F-Zero pilot and resourceful bounty hunter. All that's known of his past is that he hails from Port Town. He's won fame and fortune outracing his opponents in his beloved Blue Falcon. His incredible athleticism and never-say-die attitude makes him the pilot to turn to in times of trouble.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Super Smash Blog bio
"A fighter that possesses both speed and power! But in exchange, he is frequently left open. Being able to successfully land his neutral special, Falcon Punch, can greatly influence the battle in multiplayer matches."
| Super Smash Bros. Brawl - "Show me your moves!" - One of Falcon's taunts. (Ryo Horikawa, 2008)||File info|
Names in other languages
|Literally "Flying Falcon Captain"|
|French (American)||Capitaine Falcon||Captain Falcon|
|French (Europe)||Captain Falcon||"Captain" remains in English, unlike with the NTSC French version.|
|Spanish (Americas)||Capitán Falcon||Captain Falcon|
|Spanish (Europe)||Captain Falcon||"Captain" remains in English, unlike with the NTSC Spanish version.|
|Super Smash Bros.|
|Playable characters||Captain Falcon • Donkey Kong • Fox • Jigglypuff • Kirby • Link • Luigi • Mario • Ness • Pikachu • Samus • Yoshi|
|Non-playable characters||Bob-omb • Fighting Polygons • King Dedede • Ridley • Whispy Woods|
|Bosses||Giant Donkey Kong • Metal Mario • Master Hand|
|Pokémon||Beedrill • Blastoise • Chansey • Charizard • Clefairy • Goldeen • Hitmonlee • Meowth • Mew • Onix • Snorlax • Starmie|
|Stages||Peach's Castle • Yoshi's Island • Kongo Jungle • Sector Z • Dream Land • Hyrule Castle • Planet Zebes • Saffron City • Mushroom Kingdom • Meta Crystal • Battlefield • Final Destination|
|Items||Barrel • Beam Sword • Bob-omb • Bumper • Capsule • Crate • Egg • Fan • Fire Flower • Green Shell • Hammer • Heart Container • Home-Run Bat • Maxim Tomato • Motion-Sensor Bomb • Poké Ball • Ray Gun • Red Shell • Star • Star Rod • Target|
|Further info||Gallery • Glitches • Pre-release and unused content • Quotes • Special bonuses • Staff|
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