|“||Show me ya moves!||„|
|~ Captain Falcon's catchphrase|
|~ Captain Falcon's most memorable attack|
Douglas Jay Falcon, better known by his alias, Captain Falcon, is the protagonist of the F-Zero series. In F-Zero, he is a playable character. He first appeared in F-Zero (1991), and has also been called the poster boy of the F-Zero franchise.
Nintendo first envisioned Captain Falcon as a flagship character to represent the release of a new console, but he ended up appearing far less than originally planned.
Captain Falcon was created by Takaya Imamura. He was designed in mind to be the mascot for Nintendo's new series F-Zero which debuted in 1990. Little is known of Captain Falcon's past, other than he hails from the futuristic city of Port Town, nothing else can be confirmed. Rumors have it that he was once a intergalactic police officer with fellow rival Samurai Goroh before both turned to the life of bounty hunting. Other rumors tell of dark origins. Whatever the case maybe, Captain Falcon is skilled at winning prize money in the F-Zero circuits, & collecting bounties on criminals. The exact number of criminals he's brought in is unknown but the number is rumored to be astronomical.
He has survived many a battle against evil beings from across the dark corners of the universe. His mind and body honed from these experiences, and he overcomes any challenge thrown his way, showing no fear as he leaves his enemies bewildered.
Super Smash Bros.
Captain Falcon appears as one of the original 12 characters in the series and one of the 4 unlockable characters in-game. He has the fastest running speed out of all characters and has fast, powerful attack moves that are useful against almost any character. This game introduces his signature attacks, such as the Falcon Punch, the Falcon Kick, and the Falcon Dive.
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Captain Falcon reappears in the sequel, this time playable from the start. Like the previous game, he remains the fastest character, and has an expanded moveset. The character Ganondorf, who was introduced in this game, is considered a slower, but more powerful version of Captain Falcon.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Captain Falcon appears in the third installment, an is once again an unlockable character. Unlike the previous games, he is no longer the fastest character as Sonic the Hedgehog overtakes that title. Several of his attacks have been given upgrades, with the Falcon Punch now being able to preform in reverse, dealing more damage at the cost of a slightly slower execution time. His Final Smash involves him calling the Blue Falcon to launch any unfortunate opponent onto a cinematic track in which Captain Falcon accelerates to maximum speed, lauching all opponents that were hit the first time into the air, and sending them flying for a possible K.O. if the opponent(s) have high enough damage.
The two heroes later regroup with Samus Aran and her group, and later the other heroes to confront Tabuu, but all of them except Luigi , Ness, and King Dedede are reverted into trophies and trapped in the Subspace void.
Captain Falcon, alongside the other heroes are later freed, and confront Tabuu once again, this time becoming successful and saving the universe from inevitable destruction.
Super Smash Bros. 4
Captain appears in the fourth installment, this time as a playable character from the start just like melee. His moveset remains mostly unchanged from the previous games. His Final Smash can also now hit up to 7 opponents.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
In the fifth installment, Captain Falcon's moveset is virtually identical to the previous game.
F-Zero: GP Legend and Climax
Captain Falcon appears as one of the main characters based on the anime television series, alongside Rick Wheeler in F-Zero: GP Legend and F-Zero Climax.
Although little is known about Captain Falcon besides his popularity within the Grand Prix, his identity is Bart Lemming and his machine is so popular it is considered the symbol of the F-Zero Grand Prix. and will often give advice to Rick Wheeler and his friends.
In F-Zero Climax, his alias Berserker is unlockable. He eventually takes on the mantle of Berserker and pilots the Red Bull in the Grand Prix, after passing down the mantle of Captain Falcon (along with the Blue Falcon) to Rick Wheeler.
- In the F-Zero anime, Captain Falcon is actually a title given to the next individual who has proven one's worth.
- In the original Super Smash Bros., Captain Falcon's jumpsuit is purple.
- One of Captain Falcon's alternate costumes is based on his evil clone, Blood Falcon.
- Captain Falcon's Super Smash Bros. voice actor, Ryo Horikawa also voices Vegeta in the Original Japanese dub of the Dragon Ball franchise.
- Captain Falcon is based off Max Rockatansky, the main protagonist of the Mad Max franchise.