StarFox 1993

General Pepper has made important roles in all Star Fox series games, usually acting as guidance for characters and playing major roles in storylines.

Pepper debuted in the original "Star Fox", like other main characters. The manual implies that the experimental Arwings were constructed by General Pepper's instructions before he hastely loaned them to the Star Fox team to stop Andross's empire from invading the Lylat System. At the beginning of every mission, Pepper contacts Fox on the Communications Channel to brief him about the war status, asking Fox to take care of his Arwings and also telling him about the mysterious black hole where Fox's father disappeared into. 

Instruction Booklet description

[…] General Pepper, the commanding officer of Corneria's defense force, decided to dispatch the super-high-performance combat ship ARWING to the defense of the planet, even though it was in the prototype stage of development. Because of the urgency of the threat to Corneria, however, he did not have time to train pilots for these advanced fighters.
"We need the Star Fox Team!!"
This is the call sent out by General Pepper.[…]
—Star Fox 1993; Instruction Booklet

In "Star Fox 64", the games begin with ROB picking up General Pepper's message to employ them into action against Andross and his Androssian army. Every mission begins with General Pepper briefing Fox on the Great Fox's bridge about the war efforts. These vary from him making specific orders to help take back Cornerian property or territory, to pleading Fox to come back in one piece and expressing surprise over Venom's victories on gaining territory.

Strategy Guide description

The commander in chief of the Cornerian Air Force, General Pepper still feels guilty that he sent James McCloud to his doom. Now that he has hired Fox, he feels responsible for the young flyer's future.
—Official Nintendo Power Player's Guide, pg 8
StarFox Team Service Invoice

The Star Fox team's services receipt, as signed by Fox McCloud and sealed by General Pepper.

Notes: After viewing the credits roll, the total amount of Hit Points are counted up to the Star Fox team's service invoice for General Pepper to approve. For every number of Hit Points made, by shooting down Venomian units, hostile wildlife and environmental hazards, they are rounded up to 64 credits each. If less than 70,000 credits are due, General Pepper will say, “This is one steep bill... but it’s worth it,” and if 70,000 credits or more are due, he will let out an astounded, “What?!” The player can then press any button (touch screen) to enter the opening titles.

In "Adventures", General Pepper hired the Star Fox team to investigate Dinosaur Planet's shattering, as any apparent explosion would have dire effects on the entire Lylat System. In gameplay, General Pepper acts as the pause menu's game status display. He will only give detailed reports of items after Fox has first collected them. After exiting the display, he will prompt Fox to keep up the good work by saying: "There's a lot of money resting on this, Fox. Keep up the good work!". At the end of the game, General Pepper reveals that the King and Queen EarthWalker sent him a message thanking the Cornerians for saving their world, how he was shocked to hear of Andross's survival and transferred the Star Fox team's monetary fee.

Instruction Booklet description

Displays you current overall status.
—General Pepper

In "Assault", General Pepper plays another major role. His briefing role continues for Missions 1, 2 and 7 until he is captured by Aparoids inside his flagship, where he undergoes Aparoidedation and acts as the boss of Mission 7. His strong will helps him repel complete control but he is unable to stop his body from betraying him and requests that Fox destroys him to let the general die in battle with honour. After his flagship comes crashing to the ground, Peppy flies under his ship, cockpit first to break Pepper's fall, saving his life. General Pepper himself is not heard of for the rest of the game, but is impersonated by the Aparoid Queen to distract the Star Fox team during their assault on the Aparoid Homeworld.

Instruction Booklet description

Commander of the Corneria Defence Force. He was the commanding officer of Peppy and Fox's father when they were in the service. His leadership abilities and trustworthiness have made him a popular figure.
—Star Fox: Assault; Instruction Booklet

Strategy Guide description

The jowly commander of the Cornerian Defense Force, General Pepper has given his tough-as-nails orders to Fox and his crewmates her since their first days flying for the force.
—Star Fox: Assault; Nintendo Power Strategy Guide pg 6

Pepper did not make a physical appearance in Star Fox Command, but he is mentioned. It was Pepper's request that Peppy was made his successor, as Corneria's commander in chief. Pepper is briefly seen during the events of the default ending when Krystal recalls the events of Andross's exile, where he becomes wary of Andross's decline into evil intentions.

General Pepper's role in the 3DS version of "Star Fox 64" is identical to the original N64 game. In the ending cutscene, Fox allows General Pepper to complete his offer, before politely declining. Players can tap the touch screen after viewing the payment due to the Star Fox team.

Official Site description

With years of battle experience in the Lylat system, General Pepper commands the Cornerian army and enlists the Star Fox team to decimate the threat from Dr. Andross.
—Star Fox 64

General Pepper appears in "Star Fox Zero", with an even greater expanded in the Corneria mission, where Star Fox must pilot to his command tower and protect him from 10 Hits worth of Venomain fighters before Caiman calls a retreat. Afterwards General Pepper thanks the Star Fox team for saving him and telling them that the Cornerians are in their debt: "once more". After saving the tower from the Androsa flying fortress, General Pepper watches the Arwings ascend into orbit and salutes them.

He later commands a fleet at Sector γ to fight against the enemy fleet, and called in Star Fox to aid in repelling the fleet. He also orders for his flagship to use a superlaser to take out the enemy's flagship, although because of it possessing a deflector shield, they were unable to do damage to it. After Fox managed to infiltrate the flagship via a weak spot in the deflector shields and disable the shield, Pepper, after ordering everyone to steer clear, then fired the superlaser again, taking out the flagship in the process. If the player takes too long to leave the ship before the superlaser is fired, the superlaser will also kill Fox as well.

After Venom managed to disappear at Sector Omega, Pepper requested that the Star Fox team return to Corneria, as he had come up with an idea on how to access Venom. However, by the time Star Fox arrived, Andross's army also proceeded to arrive at the location as well, and the tower was also engulfed in a wormhole opened by Andross. Before it was sucked up, however, Pepper told Fox that the tower was equipped with teleportation technology that will allow him to access Venom. After Fox went solo into the wormhole before it closed off, Pepper, at Fox's request, explained that the Cornerians and Andross had both developed teleportation technology to ensure peace in the Lylat System, although they were ultimately forced to banish Andross after he had become mad with power, and also revealed they had banished Andross and Venom into a pocket dimension thanks to James McCloud, but Andross had somehow managed to develop new technology and even gain access to their teleporters.

After Andross was fully defeated, General Pepper met with the Star Fox team and offered them a position in the Cornerian Army. Fox politely refused, citing that he prefers to do things their own way, before leaving due to Great Fox making departure preparations.

General Pepper

Longtime leader of the Cornerian army, General Pepper enlists the Star Fox team to thwart the evil plans of Andross.
—Star Fox

Before "Star Fox 2" was eventually released in 2017, a General Pepper-like character appeared, but he was unnamed. This character seemed to have reappeared as Captain Shears in the manga Farewell, Beloved Falco, as another hound officer of the Cornerian army.

When "Star Fox 2" was finally released in 2017, the character was reconfirmed to be General Pepper himself. When a round of gameplay begins, General Pepper instructs the pilots to protect Corneria from Andross's new air force, by making flight paths across the Lylat System to engage in space battles and recapture enemy occupied planets before doing battle with Andross himself. General Pepper assures the team that Corneria can survive if it sustains minimal damage, but if the gauge reaches 100%, the game will be over.

Medals with General Pepper's face can be collected across certain locations within the Lylat System.

Super Smash Bros 4 merged logo, no subtitle

General Pepper makes minor appearances in the Super Smash Bros. series as trophies and stickers.

Super Smash Bros Melee logo
Images of General Pepper can be seen at some buildings in Corneria City in Star Fox 64, as well as Super Smash Bros. Melee's Corneria stage. The screenshot is taken from the closing credits scene from the N64 game where General Pepper offered to make the Star Fox team part of the military.

Super Smash Bros Brawl logo

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Pepper appears both as a trophy and a sticker. He raises arm and leg attack power by 5.


Name How to Unlock PictureDescription
General Pepper Random
General Pepper - Brawl Trophy
Commander in chief of the Cornerian Defense Forces. General Pepper also served as superior officer to Fox's father when they were in the army together. With his great command record and warm personality, Pepper is well liked and respected by his men. Over the years, he has built a close, trusting relationship with Fox and company.

  • Star Fox 64 / Lylat Wars (N64)
  • Star Fox Assault (GCN)


Name Game Effect Characters Sticker
General Pepper Star Fox: Assault Attack +5 Any
Brawl Sticker General Pepper (Star Fox Assault)

Logo EN - Super Smash Bros. Wii U 3DS

Pepper appears again as a trophy in the fourth game's 3DS version only, based on his pose from Star Fox 64 3D, specifically the image where he exiles Andross in the backstory. Its data hints that Pepper's better nature may have been the reason that Andross managed to slip by his monitoring and invade the Lylat System.

Name How to Unlock PictureDescription
General Pepper Series Related

General Pepper's trophy.

The Cornerian army's general has a cute and cuddly demeanor—one the members of Star Fox know very well. His gentle nature might have even been his downfall when he let Andross slip by and invade. Still, what do a few mistakes matter when he's got Star Fox to help him save face? Later, Peppy takes his place as general.
NA / PAL Trophy descriptions

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Logo

General Pepper appears as a Spirit in "Ultimate", using his artwork from "Assault".

Support Spirits

Spirit Stats Augmented Fighter Stats
No. Image Name Type Class Cost Ability Origin Game Enemy Fighter Enemy Power Stage Rules Conditions
Pepper SSBU
General Pepper Neutral ★★ 1 Back Shield Equipped Template:S
(Artwork: Star Fox: Assault)
Template:SSBU Corneria Sudden Final Smash •The enemy will suddenly have a Final Smash after a little while


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