Star Fox is a legendary team of mercenaries and adventurerers-for-hire which has repeatedly defended the Lylat System in times of peril. Founded by James McCloud, the leadership passed through to his son, Fox, after his apparent disappearance. The group consists of Fox McCloud (the leader), Falco Lombardi, Krystal, Slippy Toad, and Peppy Hare.
Star Fox was founded by James McCloud and his best friend, Peppy Hare. Shortly into their new career, they were joined by a new member: Pigma Dengar. The team flew abound the Lylat System, finding work wherever they were. They earned so much that James decided to take out an 80 year loan to finance the team's headquarters and building rights to a new mothership from Space Dynamics that would transport the trio about the System, in conjunction with an android pilot for extra assistance, but they had to wait a while until it was completed. Star Fox tangled in battle after battle with Wolf O'Donnell during an uprising threat from an evil mad scientist named Andross.
- Great Fox
- In promotional materials for the original SNES game, the entire team had what initially appeared to be metallic-looking feet and ankles rather than large boots. It was theorized that the Star Fox team had their legs amputated and replaced with futuristic prosthetics to prevent loss of consciousness while flying, as gravity tends to force blood away from the brain and toward the lower extremities. However, at around the time of the release of Star Fox Zero, both Shigeru Miyamoto and Dylan Cuthbert have stated separately that this is not the case, with the former stating that it was merely an aesthetic. Many false claims have been made around Fox and Falco's legs, however they have not been removed in the official canon. In all other appearances to date, including Star Fox 2 for the Super NES Classic, the boots were redesigned to be more natural-looking and less alien-looking.