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Fox McCloud is a red fox and the main protagonist of the Star Fox series. He is sometimes referred to by the name of Star Fox, especially by his many enemies. He is additionally a pilot, combatant, adventurer and the leader of the Star Fox team. Fox is the only son of James McCloud, who educated him throughout his childhood to never give up, with a keen interest from James's best friend Peppy Hare. When Fox was a cadet at the Cornerian Defense Army Academy, he heard the news that his father, James had met a violent end at the hands of the twisted genius, Andross. The senior McCloud had been betrayed by his own wingman, Pigma Dengar and delivered into a deadly trap from which there was seemingly no escape. Only James's wingman, Peppy managed to limp home in his badly damaged starfighter as the only survivor of the original Star Fox Team. As per James's last wishes, Peppy insisted that the young Fox should take on the leadership of the group and form a new team of pilots. Thrust into the leadership role that he wasn't prepared for, Fox recruited the hot-tempered Falco Lombardi and the mechanical genius Slippy Toad to make up the new Star Fox Team. For a price, this crack group will fight against any threat to the Cornerian star system. Although it may appear that the Star Fox Team is motivated only by financial gain, Fox and the rest of the team will only accept missions that serve to uphold justice.


Fox was born on Papetoon, but raised on Corneria by his father James, and his second father Peppy, who both always mentored Fox into never giving up and trusting his instincts. He exhibited exceptional aerial skills and even ground-based combat skills at a young age and joined the Cornerian Flight Academy along with Slippy Toad, Bill Grey and possibly Falco Lombardi.

Five years after the evil mad scientist Andross was arrested, tried for treason and exiled to the outlandish planet Venom, General Pepper had received worrying reports from Corneria's observation station about signs of bio-weaponry activity, and sent James McCloud and his Star Fox team on a recon mission on Venom to investigate, but James and Peppy were betrayed by their fellow pilot Pigma and gave them to his new master, Andross. Peppy soon barely managed to escape captivity, but James was never seen again and was presumed to have been killed by Andross, with apparent rumored assistance from Wolf O'Donnell.

Peppy returned from the incident as the sole survivor to apprise Fox of his father's fate. Emotionally apprehended by the news, Fox dropped out of the Academy in order to avenge his father's death, but couldn't bring himself to believe that his father was truly gone. Peppy took Fox under his wing, and together composed a new Star Fox team, recruiting Falco and Slippy to the team and inheriting his father's Great Fox, ROB 64 and the great financial debt. Even though Peppy was older than all the other Star Fox Team members, he declined the leadership role and insisted that the younger Fox McCloud take over the team after Fox's father, James McCloud apparently made this his last wish. Feeling guilty about sending James to his doom, General Pepper also took it upon himself to manage Fox's future career. Fox knew that Bill would join Star Fox if he was asked to but didn't want to pull Bill into this troubles.

Names in Other Languages[]

Language Name
Japanese フォックス・マクラウド (Fokkusu Makuraudo)
Chinese 火狐・麥克勞德 (Huǒhú Màikèláodé)
Korean 폭스 맥클라우드 (Pogseu Maegkeullaudeu)
Russian Фокс МакКлауд (Foks MakKlaud)