Fox McCloud

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Fox's Official Artwork
Character Information
Series Star Fox
Smash Bros. Debut Super Smash Bros.
Smash Bros. Information
Smash Bros. Starter
Melee Starter
Brawl Starter
3DS / Wii U Starter
Special Moves
Standard Move Blaster
Side Move SSB: Forward Smash
Others: Fox Illusion
Up Move Fire Fox
Down Move Reflector
Final Smash Landmaster


[edit] Background

Main Article

He is the main character of the Star Fox series and the captain of the Star Fox team. He acts on his own ideals and has strong leadership skills. He is also referred to as one of the "Space Animals"

[edit] Super Smash Bros.

Following in his dead father’s footsteps as the young pilot 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. Fox’s main strengths are his quickness and his ability to reflect most projectiles. A weakness of his is the lack of power in many of his attacks.

[edit] Super Smash Bros. Melee

Leader of the Starfox Team, protectors of the Lylat System. Fox is a humanoid space animal, with a variety of high-tech gadgets and weaponry. In Melee, he also boasts high movement speed and quick attacking power. Famous for his ability to perform almost inescapable combos with his high speed, high priority moves, Fox is one of the game’s greatest offensive forces. He is very difficult to use well, but is feared by all who face him.

[edit] Role in SSE

Fox Has A large part in the SSE. Mario and Pit first see him chasing the Halberd. After that he helps Diddy Kong defeat Rayquaza and "Giga-Diddy".

[edit] Multi-player

On the first two installments, Fox was (in)famous for his reflector special. Reason? If timed correctly, it will send an enemy down with little to no hope of recovery. The fall is slower than most "spikes," as they are known in the competitive community, but it can be repeated indefinitely under the right circumstances. Thousands upon thousands of game-deaths have been done using the "shine spike".

He is consistently rated high on the tier list, being in the High/Top tier in all three games. He was the best character in Super Smash Bros. Melee

[edit] Pros

  • Fast
  • Great Air Game
  • Reflector has multiple uses
  • Can combo easily
  • Blaster is great for racking up damage against opponents that don't have a reflector
  • Up B recovery can be moved around

[edit] Cons

  • Light
  • Fox Illusion can result in a Self-Destruct if used it too close to the edge of the stage.
  • Blaster doesn't do much damage and doesn't have knock back
  • Fox has no effective spike
  • Is easily chaingrabbed

[edit] Strategies

On SSB for the N64, use lots of aerials, down tilts (tail swipe) and shine spike if needed. Use your down Smash (split) to clear out the stage in a tight spot, and the up Smash (flip kick) to stop recovering opponents when the shine won't work, like when Link is using the Spin Attack right next to you, or when another Fox is using his Up-B.

[edit] Game Appearances

  • Star Fox (SNES)
  • Star Fox 64 (Nintendo 64)
  • Star Fox Adventures (Gamecube)
  • Star Fox Assault (Gamecube)
  • Star Fox Command (Nintendo DS)
  • Super Smash Bros. (Nintendo 64)
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee (Gamecube)
  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii)

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Last edited by Vast on 4 September 2013 at 17:10
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