Wolf O'Donnell

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Wolf O'Donnell
Wolf SSBU artwork.png
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate artwork
First appearance Star Fox 64 (1997)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018)
In-universe information
Species Wolf
Super Smash Bros. appearances

Super Smash Bros. Melee (cameo)
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (unlockable)
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U (trophy only)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (unlockable)

Special moves
Standard:  Blaster
Side:  Wolf Flash
Up:  Fire Wolf
Down:  Reflector
Final Smash:  Landmaster (Brawl); Team Star Wolf (Ultimate)
“I've got you now, Star Fox!”
Wolf O'Donnell, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Wolf O'Donnell is the longtime rival of Fox McCloud in the Star Fox series, in which he debuted in Star Fox 64. His name and species is identical to that of the real-world animal. Wolf 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.

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]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl artwork of Wolf

Wolf is one of the unlockable characters in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, using his appearance from Star Fox: Assault, and he is voiced by Jay Ward. According to Masahiro Sakurai, Wolf was nearly cut from the game due to time constraints.

Wolf 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 Adventure Mode: The Subspace Emissary, playing 450 Brawl matches, or by clearing Boss Battles with either Fox or Falco, then defeating him on Lylat Cruise.

For his stage entrance, Wolf is dropped on the stage by a Wolfen. Though Wolf's 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.

Adventure Mode: The Subspace Emissary[edit]

Wolf's appearance in Adventure Mode: The Subspace Emissary

In Adventure Mode: The Subspace Emissary, Wolf does not have a major role and does not interact with other 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, 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 them. 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 the latter game. Wolf is also featured as a trophy in both versions. Finally, some of Wolf's moves have been implemented as custom special moves for Fox, and Fox also has an alternate costume matching Wolf's colors.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

After a ten-year playable absence in the Super Smash Bros. series, Wolf returns in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, where he has been redesigned to match his appearance in Star Fox Zero. Additionally, the majority of his moveset is also updated to reflect his new design, while he takes on a more upright posture during battle. Wolf is also much more nimble. He also has a new Final Smash involving other members of Star Wolf.

Classic Mode route[edit]

Wolf's Classic Mode route has him battling characters who are not fighters in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, but are fighters in at least one prior Super Smash Bros. game. Galleom's appearance as a boss references its absence from the 3DS and Wii U games.

Reunited Roster
Round Opponent(s) Stage Song
1 Ice Climbers Summit Ice Climber (Melee)
2 Young Link Great Bay Overworld Theme - The Legend of Zelda (Melee)
3 Pichu Pokémon Stadium Pokémon Gold / Pokémon Silver Medley
4 Squirtle Pokémon Stadium 2 Pokémon Gym/Evolution - Pokémon Red / Pokémon Blue
5 Ivysaur Spear Pillar Battle! (Dialga/Palkia) / Spear Pillar
6 Snake Shadow Moses Island Theme of Tara
Final Galleom Boss Battle - Super Smash Bros. Brawl

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.

Trophy[edit]

Name Image Game Description
Wolf SSBB Trophy Wolf.png N64 SSBB graphic.png Star Fox 64
GCN SSBB graphic.png Star Fox Assault
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.

Stickers[edit]

Name Image Game Effect Usable by
Wolf SSBB Sticker Wolf (Star Fox Command).png Star Fox Command [Energy] - Attack +27 All characters
Wolf SSBB Sticker Wolf (Star Fox Assault).png Star Fox Assault [Arm, Leg] - Attack +15 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[edit]

Trophy[edit]

Name 3DS trophy Wii U trophy Category Appears in Trophy Box Description
Wolf O'Donnell SSB3DS Trophy Wolf O'Donnell.png SSBWU Trophy Wolf O'Donnell.png Series Related N64 SSBWU graphic.png Star Fox 64 (07/1997)
GCN SSBWU graphic.png Star Fox: Assault (02/2005)
35: Star Wolf Flag of USA.png 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.
Flag of Europe.pngWolf 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.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Spirit[edit]

No. Name Image Series / game Type Class Strength / effect(s) How to obtain Spirit battle
Opponent(s) Battle conditions Stage Song
384 Wolf O'Donnell SSBU Spirit Wolf O'Donnell.png Star Fox Series Fighter N/A N/A Classic Mode as Wolf N/A N/A N/A N/A

Palutena's Guidance[edit]

  • Pit: Now this guy seems bad to the core!
  • Palutena: That's Wolf. He's Fox's archnemesis and the leader of Star Wolf. Star Wolf is a group of mercenaries hired by Andross.
  • Pit: Mercenaries will do anything for money...
  • Palutena: Generally speaking. Although, Star Fox is also technically a mercenary group, but they would never aid someone as evil as Andross.
  • Viridi: Wolf may be Fox's nemesis, but there's also a mutual respect between them. They even fought on the same side at one point.
  • Palutena: Kind of like Pit and Dark Pit.
  • Dark Pit: What?! We're nothing like that! I DON'T respect him and we're sure not all buddy-buddy!
  • Palutena: See, you guys are just like them.
  • Viridi: You even have the same "glorified palette swap" thing, uh, going on...
  • Palutena: In any case, Wolf's Blaster shoots long-range projectiles, but it can also be a nuisance at close range.

Super Smash Blog bio[edit]

  • The leader of the Star Wolf mercenary team makes his grand return after 10 years! He puts his sharp claws to good use in wild attacks, and his Final Smash is an all-out attack by Team Star Wolf! If Fox or Falco is in the battle, you may hear a unique line of dialog.

amiibo[edit]

  • 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 McCloud, 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!" - Super Smash Bros. Brawl
  • "What's the matter, scared?" - Super Smash Bros. Brawl
  • "We're gonna have fun with this thing!" - Super Smash Bros. Brawl
  • "Playtime's over, Star Fox!" - Super Smash Bros. Brawl
  • "Weaklings, the bunch of you!" - Super Smash Bros. Brawl
  • "Don't think you can take a breather just yet, Team Star Fox!" - Super Smash Bros. Brawl
  • "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!" - Super Smash Bros. Brawl
  • "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!" - Super Smash Bros. Brawl
  • "Are you scared?" - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • "You're good, but I'm better." - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • "Wolf pack!" - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • "Grahaha! The hunt is on, boys!" - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • "I've got you now, Star Fox!" - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • "Weaklings, the lot of you!" - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Audio samples[edit]

Audio.svg Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - One of Wolf's taunts. (Kosuke Takaguchi, 2018)
File infoMedia:SSBU Wolf JP.oga
Audio.svg Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - "Are you scared?" - One of Wolf's taunts. (Jay Ward, 2018)
File infoMedia:SSBU Wolf EN.oga
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Names in other languages[edit]

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