Never give up. Trust your instincts.
~ James McCloud
Star Fox 64 3D - James McCloud's Quotes (

James McCloud is the presumably late father of Fox McCloud in the Star Fox series. He made his debut appearance by name in Star Fox SNES, but almost every game barring Star Fox 2 and Adventures, with Star Fox 64 showing him in the flesh for the first time, featured the character.

He is the former leader of Star Fox and Fox McCloud's father and Vixey Reinard's husband. He was a legendary and astonishing pilot who became the founder and leader of the legendary Star Fox Team, a mercenary-for-hire squadron in the Lylat System. James went missing when Pigma Dengar (A former Star Fox member) betrayed him and Peppy Hare into a deadly trap on Venom in which Andross likely killed James though this isn't confirmed. Peppy escapes in time to inform James's son, Fox of his tragic fate. In grief, Fox withdrew from the Academy which he was attending to avenge his father's thought to be death and made a new Star Fox team consisting of Peppy, Slippy Toad and Falco Lombardi.

Lylat Wars

James McCloud appeared in the intro with his teammates, Peppy and Pigma and was betrayed by the latter leading Fox to take his spot as Star Fox's Leader. He is brought up many times by Peppy, whether he is saved from pursuing enemy groups or praising him for his performance as a leader. He is also mentioned by Pigma, a member of Star Wolf, who only brings up his betrayal and presumed death to sadistically taunt Fox when they meet at either Bolse or Venom (if the Hard Route is taken). If Fox takes the Hard Route to Venom and defeats Andross resulting in a deadly explosion intended to take Fox's life, James himself appears in his son's dire situation, telling him not to ever give up and praises Fox at just how strong he had become since losing his life as James guides him out of the base safely and mysteriously disappears, leaving Fox to look around to see if he was alive, a ghost, or just his imagination. When asked by Peppy Hare what was wrong, Fox replies to him that nothing is wrong.



           Nintendo All-Star Heroes

Super Mario Bros. franchise
Mario | Luigi | Princess Peach | Princess Daisy | Bowser | Yoshi | Rosalina | Lumas | Captain Toad | Toadette | Pauline | Cappy | Tiara | Paper Mario | Goombella | Vivian | Dr. Mario | Mallow | Geno | Mini Marios

Wario series
Wario | Waluigi | Ashley & Red | Mona | Kat & Ana | Orbulon

Donkey Kong franchise
Donkey Kong | Diddy Kong | Dixie Kong | Kiddy Kong | Tiny Kong | Lanky Kong | Chunky Kong | Funky Kong | Candy Kong | Cranky Kong

The Legend of Zelda franchise
Link | Princess Zelda | Sheik | Impa | Young Link | Toon Link | Tetra | Midna | Tingle | Lana | Linkle

Metroid franchise
Samus Aran | Zero Suit Samus | Rundas

Kid Icarus series
Pit | Palutena | Dark Pit | Magnus | Viridi | Phosphora

Star Fox franchise
Fox McCloud | Falco Lombardi | Slippy Toad | Peppy Hare | Krystal | James McCloud

Fire Emblem franchise
Anna | Marth | Tiki | Celica | Roy | Lyndis | Hector | Ike | Chrom | Robin | Lucina | Owain | Corrin | Azura | Takumi | Camilla | Byleth

Kirby franchise
Kirby | King Dedede | Meta Knight | Bandana Waddle Dee | Adeleine | Ribbon | Knuckle Joe | Magolor | Susie Haltmann

Pokémon franchise
Pichu | Pikachu | Charizard | Jigglypuff | Meowth | Ditto | Eevee | Mewtwo | Lugia | Blaziken | Gardevoir | Piplup | Lucario | Zekrom | Braixen | Greninja | Goomy | Decidueye | Incineroar | Vulpix (Alolan) | Lycanroc | Cynthia

Retro series
Sheriff | Tamagon | Bubbles | Ice Climbers | Little Mac | Duck Hunt | R.O.B. | Mr. Game and Watch | Sukapon | Takamaru

Earthbound/MOTHER series
Ninten | Ana | Loid | Queen Mary | Ness | Paula Jones | Jeff Andonuts | Poo | Lucas | Claus | Flint | Hinawa | Kumatora | Duster | Boney

F-Zero series
Captain Falcon | Samurai Goroh | Jody Summer

Animal Crossing franchise
Villager | Isabelle

Pikmin series
Olimar | Pikmin | Louie | The President | Koppaites

Chibi-Robo series

Custom Robo

Xenoblade series
Shulk | Fiora | Dunban | Riki | Reyn | Sharla | Elma | Rex | Pyra | Mythra | Tora | Zeke

Golden Sun series
Isaac | Jenna | Garet | Ivan | Mia | Felix | Matthew

Splatoon series
Inkling | Squid Sisters | Cap'n Cuttlefish | Off the Hook | Agent 3 | Agent 8

ARMS series
Spring Man | Ribbon Girl | Ninjara | Mechanica | Min Min | Twintelle | Max Brass | Master Mummy | Lola Pop | Biff | Helix | Byte and Barq | Misango | Kid Cobra

Guest characters
Sonic | Ryu | Bayonetta | Pac-Man | Cloud | Mega Man

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Stream the best stories.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Get Disney+