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peppy adj : marked by lively action; "a bouncing gait"; "bouncy tunes"; "the peppy and interesting talk"; "a spirited dance" [syn: bouncing, bouncy, spirited, zippy] [also: peppiest, peppier]

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  1. Full of pep; energetic, cheerful, and vigorous, and bouncy
    Cedric was not feeling peppy when he woke up two hours before dawn.

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This is a list of characters from the Star Fox series of video games. They are listed in order of introduction.

Star Fox team

The Star Fox team is a group of mercenaries hired by General Pepper and is comprised of the main protagonists of the series. The team is headed by Fox McCloud, with his teammates Falco Lombardi, Peppy Hare, Slippy Toad, and Krystal. Star Fox 64 fills in the background of the team; at its founding, it was composed of James McCloud, Peppy Hare, and Pigma Dengar. Peppy later retires from active flight duty at the end of Star Fox Assault, and was more or less replaced by Krystal. The team's primary aircraft is the Arwing, their landcraft is the Landmaster, and the team's mothership is known as the Great Fox.

Fox McCloud

is the main character of the Star Fox series, and leader of the Star Fox team since his father went missing after his capture by Andross. When he heard about his father's death, he dropped out of the Cornerian airforce. At the start of the series, Fox was young and still learning under the training of Peppy Hare, his father's friend and wingmate. He has since become an expert pilot, and has repeatedly brought tranquility to the Lylat System. Fox is also in the Super Smash Bros. series as a playable character.

Falco Lombardi

is an expert pilot and a friend of Fox. He is named after both Falco, an Austrian musician and Carlo Lombardi, special effects artist in Hollywood. Falco is voiced by Hisao Egawa in the Japanese versions of the series, Bill Johns in the English version of Star Fox 64, Ben Cullum in Star Fox Adventures, Mike Madeoy in Star Fox: Assault, and Dex Manley in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Falco often joins and leaves the Star Fox team throughout the series of games. After Star Fox 64, Falco leaves the team, because of boredom and tiredness, but returning at the end of Star Fox Adventures. During the final battle against Andross in Adventures, Falco comes to Fox's rescue. His long absence from the team is chronicled in the Nintendo comic Star Fox: Farewell, Beloved Falco, which was bundled with Star Fox Adventures in Japan. Falco has also appeared in Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a playable character.

Peppy Hare

is a member of the original Star Fox team, with leader James McCloud and wingmate Pigma Dengar. After Pigma's betrayal and James' capture, Peppy narrowly escapes to return to Corneria to inform Fox McCloud of his father's fate. Ever since then, Peppy serves as Fox's mentor and frequently gives Fox instructions and advice throughout the course of the games. According to Star Fox Command, he has a daughter, Lucy, and is the widower of his wife, Vivian. He eventually retires from flight duty, taking up a post in the Great Fox. Also according to Command, Peppy is eventually made General of the Cornerian army, after Pepper grows ill.
Peppy has been voiced by Tomohisa Asō in the Japanese version of Star Fox 64 and Star Fox Assault, Isaac Marshall in the English version of Star Fox 64, Chris Seavor in Star Fox Adventures and the English version of Super Smash Bros. Melee, and Henry Dardenne in the English version of Assault.

Slippy Toad

is a longtime friend of Fox. Young, kind, and intelligent, he serves as the inventor of the team. Slippy's father, Beltino Toad, the Research Director for the Cornerian Defense Forces, invents and constructs many inventions for the team, including the Blue Marine and the Land Master. After the Aparoid race is destroyed in Star Fox: Assault, he temporarily withdraws from the Star Fox team. However, when Fox needs backup in Star Fox: Command, he comes to his assistance again. He is currently engaged to a frog named Amanda, and in two endings in Star Fox Command they have children together.
He is voiced by Kyouko Tonguu in the Japanese version of the series, Lyssa Browne in the English version of Star Fox 64, Chris Seavor in Star Fox Adventures, and Mike McAuliffe in Star Fox Assault.

Krystal

is the sole survivor of her doomed home planet, Cerinia. She makes her first appearance in the series in Star Fox Adventures, where in search of answers to her planet's destruction, and the death of her parents, she comes across a distress signal from the planet Sauria. Fox allows Krystal to become a full-time member of the Star Fox team, but she leaves heartbroken soon after, as Fox fears for her safety. Various different paths and endings are available in Star Fox Command; some show Krystal returning to the team and to Fox himself, defecting to Star Wolf or the Cornerian Army, and even abandoning Lylat altogether due to public ridicule and adopting a new identity under the name Kursed, changing so drastically that Fox fails to recognize her when the two cross paths on a planet named Kew years later.
Krystal was originally designed to be a main character of Dinosaur Planet before Nintendo turned the project into a Star Fox title. Her original design was that of a 16-year-old orphaned feline, who was raised by a wizard named Randorn. When Fox became the main character of Adventures, Krystal was redesigned into her present form as a 19-year-old orphaned vixen, and her role in the game became that of a damsel in distress. In the English version of the series, Krystal has a British accent and is voiced by Estelle Ellis in Adventures, and Alésia Glidewell in Assault. In the Japanese version, she is voiced by Aya Hara.

Other members

In the unreleased Star Fox 2, the characters , a female lynx, and , a female dog, were added to the Star Fox Team. Miyu and Fay did not return in Star Fox 64, or any other subsequent titles in the series. Fara, a character from the Nintendo Power comic series, was a member of Star Fox in that series. She never was shown in any Star Fox game. Pigma Dengar was also a member of the original Star Fox team along with James McCloud and Peppy Hare. Pigma betrays the team to help Andross, and later joins Star Wolf.

James McCloud

is the father of Fox McCloud and the founder of the Star Fox team. On a scouting mission to Venom, he is betrayed by Pigma Dengar and captured by the evil Andross. Though his true fate is ambiguous, he is presumed dead by most all sources. He appears to Fox McCloud in Star Fox 64 to lead Fox out of Andross's exploding base, and in Star Fox Command during a final boss fight. None of the other characters acknowledge him, and Fox questions if he is seeing things.
In the original Star Fox for SNES, it is stated that Fox's father, known as Fox McCloud Sr. in this story, was last seen flying into a Black Hole, and is presumed dead. However, the Black Hole is actually a warp point that was created by Andross' experiments.

ROB 64

is the robotic operator of Star Fox's mothership, the Great Fox. ROB's is named after the NES accessory R.O.B.. The 64 is derived from the console of his first appearance, the Nintendo 64. ROB's Japanese name, "NUS", stands for "Nintendo Ultra Sixty-four", the original name of the Nintendo 64 system, and is part of the serial number of all N64 components: the controller, for example, is NUS-005.
ROB has the ability to completely control the Great Fox, piloting it, providing information to the team, and aiding them with items and vehicles. After the first Great Fox is destroyed in Assault, he returns in Star Fox Command, piloting the new version of the Great Fox. On some paths in the game, ROB joins Star Wolf when no "hero" character is available. ROB is voiced by Daisuke Sakaguchi in the Japanese version of Star Fox 64 and Yusuke Numata in the Japanese version of Star Fox: Assault. He is voiced by Dex Manley in the English version of Assault.

Tricky

is the prince of the EarthWalker tribe from the planet Sauria and serves as Fox McCloud's companion in Star Fox Adventures, in which Tricky performs different tasks for Fox when fed GrubTubs (mushroom-like food). He can open small caves and act as a flamethrower, among other abilities. He is made an honourary Star Fox member by Fox at the end of Adventures. In his second appearance in Star Fox: Assault, Tricky has physically matured, and is now the King of the EarthWalker tribe. After Fox and Krystal save his kingdom from the Aparoids, he promises to help repair Sauria. He was voiced by Kevin Bayliss in Star Fox Adventures, and Chet Morgan in Star Fox: Assault. In the Japanese version of Star Fox: Assault, he is voiced by Hirohiko Kakegawa, who also voiced Beltino and James McCloud in the same game.

Star Wolf team

Star Wolf is a gang of fighters hired by Andross to eliminate the Star Fox team. They have since been working on their own as Star Fox's rival team, occasionally helping Star Fox. Their primary aircraft is the Wolfen. They have appeared in every game except for the original Star Fox and Star Fox: Adventures. The current group is made up of Wolf O'Donnell, Leon Powalski and Panther Caroso.

Wolf O'Donnell

, sometimes called Lord O'Donnell, is the leader of Star Wolf, and rival of Fox McCloud. Wolf's team is initially hired by Andross to take down the Star Fox team. The Star Wolf team ultimately fails their mission, causing Wolf to seek revenge for his own personal reasons. Years later, in Star Fox: Assault, Wolf plans on taking down the Star Fox team once more, but the later invasion of the Aparoids causes him to come to Fox's rescue. However, he claims the only reason he does, so he can kill Fox off himself later. He also helps Fox during some scenarios of Star Fox Command, where it states that he feels a grudging respect towards Fox . Wolf also appears as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
Wolf is voiced by Hisao Egawa in the Japanese version of Star Fox 64 and Mahito Ōba in the Japanese version of Star Fox: Assault and Super Smash Bros. Brawl. In the English version of Star Fox Assault he is voiced by Grant Goodeve and in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, he's voiced by Jay Ward.

Leon Powalski

is a member of the Star Wolf team, and the only original member other than Wolf himself that has consistently stayed with the team since Star Fox 64. Leon is a chameleon, whose secretive nature is emulated in his being very cold, calculating, and cunning. He has had some past rivalry with Star Fox member Falco, whom he mainly concentrates on in Star Fox 64 and bickers with in Star Fox Assault. In Star Fox 64, although he speaks with an eloquent and classy manner, he obsesses with the idea of mercilessly torturing his prey, and inflicting pain is his specialty. Leon is voiced by Shinobu Satouchi in Japanese. In English, he and Panther are together voiced by David Scully.

Pigma Dengar

is one of the original members of the Star Fox team, and after he betrays the team to help Andross, he joins Star Wolf. He is an exceptionally greedy pirate who does not care who he hurts so long as he ends up with a large paycheck in the end. When fighting Star Fox in Star Fox 64, he targets Peppy due to being previous teammates. Wolf O'Donnell later expels Pigma from Star Wolf due to his incredible greed and distrustful nature. Pigma ends up antagonizing Star Fox and Star Wolf by joining with the Aparoids, and later undergoes assimilation, which fuses him with a spacecraft. His spirit continues to live on in the form of a cube-shaped puzzle box cyborg after his body is destroyed. In Star Fox Command, while commanding some of the Anglar forces, he ends up fighting Star Fox again, and is destroyed.
Pigma is voiced by Daisuke Gori in Japan. In the English version of Star Fox: Assault, he is voiced by Lev Liberman. In the Japanese version of Star Fox 64, "Pigma speaks in the Kansai dialect of Japan. His last name is a reference to when people that speak in Kansai end their sentences with "dengar".

Andrew Oikonny

is the nephew of Andross. He is an inexperienced pilot who only flies to try to follow in Andross' footsteps. Sometime after Andross is killed, Oikonny leaves Star Wolf, and plans to avenge his uncle's death. In Star Fox: Assault, Oikonny gathers Andross's remaining troops and forms a rebellion against the Cornerian Army. The Star Fox team tracks him down to the planet Fortuna, where his ship turns into a large likeness of himself, which resembles Andross' form . During this battle, Oikonny is unexpectedly shot down by a large Aparoid. He returns in Star Fox Command, where he joins the Anglars and pilots the Death Crab, confronting Star Fox in Fichina City. In the Japanese version of Star Fox 64, he is voiced by Daisuke Sakaguchi. In the Japanese version of Star Fox: Assault, he is voiced by Yūsuke Numata.

Panther Caroso

makes his first appearance as the newest member of the Star Wolf team in Star Fox: Assault. His signature symbol, which is on his Wolfen, is a red rose, and in Assault, he introduces himself with the line, "Allow me to introduce myself. I am Panther... and all who see my rose meet death!" Panther is quite conceited, often embarrassing those around him. He is also quite a flirt, considering himself a ladies' man, and can hardly contain himself from making passes at attractive females. In the game, he attempts to flirt with Krystal several times, but she either ignores or outright rejects him depending on the circumstances. Panther appears again in Star Fox Command, where he attempts to begin a relationship with Krystal after she joins the Star Wolf team following her breakup with Fox. He is voiced in Japanese by Tetsu Inada in both Star Fox Assault and Super Smash Bros. Brawl, while his English voice actor in Star Fox Assault is David Scully. The English version of Command has Panther speak in the third person.

Villains

Andross

is the most-often recurring villain of the Star Fox series, and the archenemy of the Star Fox team. Andross is the primary antagonist of Star Fox, Star Fox 64, and Star Fox Adventures. Andross is voiced by Daisuke Gōri in the Japanese games, and by Duncan Botwood in Star Fox Adventures. Before the series, Andross is a brilliant scientist working for Corneria. Although his intentions are pure and beneficial, his lust for power drives him to the brink of madness and his experiments become more perverse, resulting in him unleashing a deadly weapon upon his home world of Corneria. Subsequently banished to the waste planet, Venom, for this crime, he begins to build an army and plots to dominate the Lylat System. Soon after, Star Fox is sent to investigate; the investigation ends in tragedy when the traitorous Pigma Dengar, defects to Andross's side, and delivers his friends into Andross' hands, resulting in the death of James McCloud. Andross then proclaims himself Emperor of the entire Lylat System, and invades the neighboring worlds.
After a new Star Fox team is formed under Fox McCloud, they begin their mission to liberate the Lylat System from Andross' tyranny. Upon arriving at Venom, Fox engages Andross in a one to one duel. Andross assumes the form of a gigantic brain but Fox is able to defeat him. Andross then self destructs, engulfing Fox in the explosion. However, the spirit of Fox's father, James, appears to him and leads Fox out of the exploding base to safety. Andross' spirit survives the carnage, however, and travels to Sauria. Terribly weakened, Andross takes refuge inside Krazoa Palace, and uses the SharpClaw clan of dinosaurs to keep him alive, but any attempts at revival come up short. After manipulating their leader, General Scales, into trying to receive his power by collecting various artifacts infused with the spirits of the Krazoa and by imprisoning Krystal in the palace, he is able to generate through her the energy from the Krazoa Spirits that Fox collects in order to restore himself back to full power. In an attempt to obliterate the entire Lylat System with the power of the Krazoa's, Fox once again engages him in a fierce duel from which he is again victorious. As the power of the Krazoa spirits leave him, Andross once again self destructs, and this time he is utterly destroyed. He reappears in Star Fox Command in the form of a spirit controlling a bio-weapon.
Andross appears in several different forms throughout the Star Fox series, the most common of which is a giant disembodied head with two floating hands. In the first game, he takes the form of a large metallic head that contains a cube covered in images of his face. In Star Fox 64 and Star Fox Adventures, the shell is a large version of his head, which contains an enlarged brain that can act and move on its own.

Captain Shears

Captain Shears appears in the manga Star Fox: Farewell, Beloved Falco, which came with the Japanese version of Star Fox Adventures. The manga explains what happens during the 8 year gap between Star Fox 64 and Star Fox Adventures. Shears conducts his operations in a base on Titania. Working as a double agent, he tells the Star Fox team that he and his group of scientists are making plans to reconstruct Andross's research, claiming that there might still be Venom soldiers on the planet. However, Katt Monroe doesn't trust him and tells Falco of Shears' plan, leading to a dogfight between Fox and Falco.
Afterwards, the Star Fox team and Katt's gang team up and learn that Shears is not actually planning to reconstruct Andross' research, but to actually resurrect Andross himself. After hearing of this, Fox storms into Shears' base, and enters the rejuvenation lab were Andross' revival is happening. Shears then boasts about his plan and attacks Fox with a sword in his hand and riding on a large, mutant boar. After a short sword fight, Fox defeats Shears. However Shears attempts to escape on his boar, only to be crushed under the weight of the newly constructed Andross.

General Scales

, voiced by John Silke makes his appearance as the initial antagonist of Star Fox Adventures. Scales leads the SharpClaw tribe, which strives to be the ruling tribe of Sauria. After being rejected, Scales amasses an army of Sharpclaws, and breaks four pieces of the planet apart by removing the four SpellStones, his army occupying each chunk. Soon he discovers Andross, who promises him godlike power in return for capturing Krystal and the Krazoa Spirits. At the end of the game, Andross betrays Scales and relinquishes the last Krazoa spirit from Scales' body. Scales' fate remains unclear, but it is widely accepted that Scales influence over his SharpClaw army diminished and they finally turned on him and devoured him, as one of them holds up the General's belt in the games ending sequence.

Aparoid Queen

The is the leader of the Aparoid race and the primary antagonist of Star Fox: Assault. From within the Homeworld, the Queen rules over the Aparoids like a queen bee over her hive; Beltino Toad determines that if the Queen is infected with a self-destruct program, then the rest of the Aparoids will die along with her. She has the ability to emulate personalities of people who are infected, or simply people close to her enemies. She emulates Peppy, Pigma, General Pepper, James McCloud, and ROB during the game. Star Fox make their way into the Queen's chamber, and infect the Queen with the self-destruct program. After weakening the Queen, the program takes effect, and the rest of the Aparoids are wiped out.

Emperor Anglar

is the leader of the Anglar race, and the primary antagonist of Star Fox Command. Originating on Venom, he appears as a final boss for several missions, and pilots a large serpent-like creature. In some of the final missions, he becomes a very large angler fish, capable of taking the player's ship into his mouth. His four cronies are Zako, Zazan, Zoldge, and Octoman.

Supporting characters

General Pepper

is the Commander-in-chief of the Cornerian Defense Forces. He originally exiles Andross to Venom, and hires the Star Fox Team to investigate it five years later. Soon after, he becomes the primary source for the new Star Fox's missions. Pepper assigned the proposition for Star Fox to investigate Dinosaur Planet (Sauria) in Star Fox: Adventures. During the Aparoid Invasion in Star Fox: Assault, Pepper comes close to death when Aparoids fuse to him and his flagship. At the General's command, Fox hesitantly destroys the ship with Pepper still on board, and he is rescued by Peppy Hare. As time passes, Pepper grows ill and retires his position as General of the Cornerian Army. He passes this role on to his old pal Peppy Hare, and he is confined to his sickbed during Star Fox Command. In the Japanese version of Star Fox 64, he was voiced by Daisuke Gori, and he is currently voiced by Michihiro Ikemizu. He is voiced by Gray Eubank in English.

Bill Grey

is Fox's friend who appears to help him in Star Fox 64 and Star Fox Command. They originally are together in the Cornerian Flight Academy, and after Fox leaves to join Star Fox, Bill rises through the ranks and is elected commander of the Husky and Bulldog squadrons of Corneria. In both games, he helps assists Fox when Star Fox reaches Katina.

Katt Monroe

is a lone fighter who comes to the aid of the Cornerian Defense Force and the Star Fox team. She appears on the planet Zoness, and will either appear to defend the Great Fox in Sector Z, or shoot switches on Macbeth. She has a crush on Falco Lombardi, and she frequently lets him know about it. She even wishes to join Star Fox to be close to Falco. Katt returns in Star Fox Command. She appears in missions with Falco in the Asteroid Belt and Sector X, however, they have an argument in which Falco insults her and Katt vows to never help him again, though later in the storyline, she does say she "can't just sit and watch him from the sidelines." In Japanese, Katt is voiced Kyoko Tongu. In English, she is voiced by Lyssa Browne.

Beltino Toad

is Slippy Toad's father, who works as the Research Director for the Cornerian Defense Forces. Beltino originally works for Space Dynamics Co. Ltd. as an engineer. He and Slippy invent and construct many inventions for the team, including the Blue Marine and the Land Master. Beltino is first mentioned in the Star Fox 64 Player's Guide, but does not make an in-game appearance until Star Fox: Assault, released eight years later. Beltino discovers the way to defeat the Aparoids, and eventually allows Star Fox to destroy them using a program he developed. In the Japanese version of Assault, Beltino Toad is voiced by Hirohiko Kakegawa, and his English voice actor is Scott Burns.

Amanda

is Slippy's fiancée, who first appears in Star Fox Command. They meet two years prior to the events of Star Fox Command, and instantly fall in love. Amanda occasionally helps the team out in various missions, and pilots the , a ship armed with a multi-lock. She considers herself more of the leader in her relationship with Slippy, and always wants to be on his side during a fight. In two endings, she and Slippy settle down with children, one of whom joins Fox & Krystal's son, Marcus McCloud, as well as Lucy Hare's daughter and Falco Lombardi himself in forming a new Star Fox team. In another ending, she herself joins the Star Fox team to be close to Slippy.

Dash Bowman

is a young pilot for the Cornerian Army, as well as the grandson of Andross and cousin once removed to Andrew Oikonny. He thinks very highly of Fox and Falco, and wishes to join the Star Fox team. He makes his first appearance during the time the Anglars attacked in Star Fox Command. Despite his grandfather's dark ways, he still appreciates his grandfather's forgotten aspirations, and wishes to carry on his legacy of making Lylat a better place. However, Dash's true future remains uncertain. One of the endings shows him joining Falco and Katt to form the Star Falco team, while another two show him becoming ruler of Venom, one of which shows him becoming corrupt with power like Andross.

Lucy Hare

debuts in Star Fox Command, and is Peppy Hare's only daughter. Her mother, , died shortly after the Lylat Wars due to an illness. She is a bit of a tomboy, but is still very polite to her elders. Although pleased with her job as an astrophysics teacher on the planet Fichina, she does wish to become an expert pilot, like her father. It is said as well that she and Krystal are good friends. In some missions, she fights the Anglar attackers in her aircraft, the , armed with Plasma lasers and a single lock. In one of the endings, her daughter becomes a member of the new Star Fox team, led by Marcus McCloud, Fox's son.

Reception

When reviewing Star Fox Adventures, GameSpot's reviewer Greg Kasavin commented that the game possesses a "likable cast of characters who manage to be cute and pretty cool at the same time."

References

See also

peppy in Spanish: Anexo:Personajes de Star Fox
peppy in Italian: Personaggi di Star Fox
peppy in Japanese: スターフォックスシリーズ#登場人物

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