Super Smash Bros. Ultimate artwork
|First appearance||Star Fox Act.1 Desperado (1993)|
|Latest appearance||Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018)|
|Portrayed by||Mike West (English, 2011-present)|
Takashi Ōhara (Japanese, 2016-present)
- “This is Fox. Returning to base!”
- – Fox McCloud, Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Fox McCloud is the hero and main character of the Star Fox franchise and the leader of the mercenary team Star Fox, usually having Falco Lombardi, Slippy Toad, and Peppy Hare as his teammates. Fox is a professional at using the Arwing, and he is proficient as a sharp-shooter on land with his Blaster. Fox and his team are often sent on a mission to rescue the Lylat System from a villainous threat, usually Andross. Fox is a playable character in every Super Smash Bros. title.
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros.
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, and air speed, and Fox has the fastest walking speed. His attacks are quick to execute, though they generally lack in launching power to compensate. For his stage entrance, Fox jumps out of his Arwing and onto the stage.
Fox's standard 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 recovery, 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
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 standard 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's throws (except for forward throw) now involve his Blaster, and deal varying amounts of damage depending on the number of shots he uses. Fox's forward aerial is also changed to several roundhouse kicks, which have a "hovering" effect, allowing for a limited degree of recovery. Several other moves in Fox's moveset are also changed.
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
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 off-screen 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.
Adventure Mode: 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 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
Fox reappears as one of the returning characters in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. He retains his Super Smash Bros. Brawl design, and his moveset is unchanged from the previous games. While 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, Star Fox 64 3D, and later on, Star Fox Zero and Starlink: Battle Atlas. Additionally, one of Fox's alternate costumes closely resembles his rival, Wolf O'Donnell. Several of Fox's moves have new animations, such as his smash attacks when they are being charged.
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.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Fox appears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a playable character, this time more closely resembling his appearance in Star Fox Zero. His Final Smash has been altered in that he now leads a group of Arwings to attack. Mike West reprises his role as Fox, but with new voice clips recorded for him, such as saying "Come at me!" rather than "Come on!" for his down taunt. In Japanese, he is now voiced by Takashi Ōhara, his voice actor in the Japanese versions of Star Fox 64 3D and Star Fox Zero, who also provided Link's voice in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and Mario Kart 8. Fox runs faster, though is now lighter than Kirby. Fox's forward aerial is nicknamed Tornado Kick, while his up aerial is McCloud Flip.
In the Adventure mode, Fox is seen to be leading the fighters when he and the other fighters oppose Galeem for the first time. Although Fox is not shown to be hit by Galeem's beams directly, he, like every fighter except Kirby, is imprisoned in the World of Light, where a puppet fighter of him serving Galeem is created.
Classic Mode route
By completing Fox's Classic Mode route, it is possible to unlock Captain Falcon, Zero Suit Samus, Peach, Falco, Daisy, Bowser Jr., Wolf, or Mewtwo. The route is themed on fighting characters connected to space in some way.
|1||Samus||Brinstar||Title Theme - Metroid|
|2||Rosalina & Luma||Mario Galaxy||Egg Planet|
|3||Meta Knight||Halberd||Meta Knight's Revenge|
|4||Dark Samus||Team Battle
(Ally: Zero Suit Samus)
|Frigate Orpheon||Star Fox Medley|
|5||Olimar||Distant Planet||Stage Select - Pikmin 2|
|6||Wolf||Venom (Ω)||Star Wolf (Brawl)|
|Final||Master Hand, Crazy Hand (intensity 7.0 or higher)||Final Destination||Master Hand|
Master Hand / Crazy Hand (intensity 7.0 or higher)
Profiles and statistics
Super Smash Bros.
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
- Instruction Booklet Bio: A wily fox that uses speed to keep his enemies off balance.
|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.|
|Fox McCloud [Smash]
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.|
|Fox McCloud [Smash]
|Up & : Fire Fox
Down & : 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
- 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: 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.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
Wii U only
- 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!
- 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.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Super Smash Blog bio
"He can overwhelm his opponents with his quick movements, and his specials don't leave him open for counterattacks. His costume and voice have been redone to match his appearance in Star Fox Zero. This Fox is brand new! "Come on!""
|No.||Name||Image||Series / game||Type||Class||Strength / effect(s)||How to obtain||Spirit battle|
|382||Fox McCloud||Star Fox Series||Fighter||N/A||N/A||Classic Mode as Fox||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
- "Hmph." – Super Smash Bros.
- "Fire!" – All Super Smash Bros. games
- "Come on!" – Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
- "Mission complete!" – Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
- "Here I come!" – Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
- "Better luck next time, Falco." – Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- "Landmaster!" – Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
- "This is Fox, returning to base." – Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
- "Don't let a single one get away!" - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (in Adventure Mode)
- "Let's go!" - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- "It's go time!" - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- "Star Fox! Fire at will!" - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- "This is the end for you, Wolf!" - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
| Super Smash Bros. Melee - "Come on!" - Fox's taunt. (Shinobu Satouchi, 2001)||File info|
| Super Smash Bros. Brawl - "Here I come!" - One of Fox's taunts. (Jim Walker, 2008)||File info|
| Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U (Japanese) - "Landmaster!" - Fox summoning the Landmaster. (Kenji Nojima, 2014)||File info|
| Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U (English) - "Landmaster!" - Fox summoning the Landmaster. (Mike West, 2014)||File info|
| Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Japanese) - "Ikuzo, minna! (Let's go, everyone!)" - Fox calling his teammates. (Takashi Ōhara, 2018)||File info|
| Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (English) - "It's go time!" - Fox calling his teammates. (Mike West, 2018)||File info|
Names in other languages
|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|
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