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Falco Assault

Falco as he appears in Star Fox Assault.

Falco Lombardi (Faruko Ranbarudi) is a fictional character in Nintendo's Star Fox franchise. He is an expert pilot on the Star Fox team and a good friend of Fox.

BiographyEdit

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Falco's early appearance.

Falco often joins and leaves the Star Fox team throughout the series of games. After Star Fox 64, Falco leaves the team, returning at the end of Star Fox Adventures. Depending on the path in Star Fox Command, Falco may or may not leave Star Fox after joining, but he stays in the default ending.

Falco is seen as Fox's good friend and second-in-command. He is the best Arwing pilot in the team, making him very handy in battle. However, he has a tendency to not follow advice (he dislikes authority), and also likes to be late and appear at the last minute to save the day (as seen in the end of Adventures, and in several missions in Command). He would not like to admit it, but he considers the team his family. He also may have an interest in Katt Monroe. It is also revealed in the Manga "Farewell, Beloved Falco" that the reason why he left the Hot-rodders was because he didn't want to end up being Katt's "rescuer" all the time.

Falco 64

Falco, as he appears in Star Fox 64.

In Star Fox Command, Falco pilots the Sky Claw, which is armed with a multi-lock. In one of the game's endings, he joins Fox's son Marcus as the senior member of a new Star Fox team, apparently serving an advisory role similar to Peppy Hare in the original team. In another, he left Star Fox permanently after Star Fox defeated the Anglar forces without him. Listening to Katt Monroe, they form a new team with Dash Bowman named Star Falco. In a third ending, he attempts to console Fox McCloud who is distraught over Krystal leaving him for Panther by converting his and Fox's ships into racing machines and retire as pilots for the Ultra-High Speed Galaxy race: G-Zero Grand Prix (a play on the F-Zero franchise). They become successful racers and forget their life as part of Star Fox.

The Star Fox TeamEdit

After the Lylat WarsEdit

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Falco in Star Fox Command.

Some time after the wars, Falco mysteriously disappeared as he was suffering from boredom. It should be noted, however, that four years after the events of the Lylat Wars, Team Star Fox received a distress signal from Titania from Katt Monroe, which Falco acted upon without the team's permission. He then saves her and the other Hot-rodders from another Goras and he learns from her that Captain Shears is apparantly researching Andross's projects, and she doesn't trust their motives. the next day, the Hot-rodder's ship was attacked by Star Fox (Captain Shears previously told them that the ship belonged to the remainents of Andross's army.), prompting Falco to get into a dogfight with Fox, which ends up in a draw, and Falco's ship being critically damaged, thus forcing him to crash-land in the desert to try and fix it, while commenting that Fox seemed quite impressive in the dogfight. later, he reappears saving the Hot-Rodders again from Goras (this time, destroying it for good, as his first fight against it ended with it retreating), then in the aftermath of the battle, he flies off, mentioning how he's going to "go it alone for a while", also telling Fox (who had just defeated a newly resurrected Andross clone) to tell Katt and her blue cat teammate to retire from the Hot-rodders.

Nobody knew what happened to him until he returned out of the blue to save Fox from the recently resurrected Andross who was about to eat him. After the battle, Falco seemed eager to rejoin the team.

Falco remained on the team when Andrew started a rebellion against the Cornerian Forces and continued to play a part when the Aparoids invaded the system.

Falco Goes Solo, AgainEdit

Before the events of Star Fox Command Falco once again left the team to live the same thrills he had, but found his life to be an empty one so he rejoined the broken up team. After the Anglar Blitz, he starts his own team with Katt and Dash called Star Falco

Other AppearancesEdit

Falco has appeared in two of the three Super Smash Bros. games.

In Super Smash Bros. MeleeEdit

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Falco as he appears in Super Smash Bros. Melee.

Falco appeared in Super Smash Bros. Melee as an unlockable character alongside Fox. His moveset is based entirely off of Fox's, being almost a complete clone.

In Super Smash Bros. BrawlEdit

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Falco as he appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Falco appeared in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as an unlockable character. His moveset is still similar to Fox's, but it's a little more personalized. For example, he kicks his Reflector instead of holding it.

Role in the Subspace EmissaryEdit

Ejecting from his Arwing, Falco shows up in the nick of time to save Fox from trophification at the hands of Bowser and a Shadow Bug clone of Diddy by flip-kicking the Dark Cannon from Bowser's hands and destroying it with dual laser gun fire, forcing Bowser to retreat. The Diddy clone then begins to absorb more Shadow Bugs, becoming gigantic, and, after Fox revives the real Diddy, the three fight the giant clone. Falco then turns to leave, but is dragged back by Diddy and reluctantly comes along. A stupefied Fox shrugs his shoulders and walks off after them, since he received the same treatment from Diddy earlier.

As Captain Falcon and Captain Olimar look down at the ship carrying Donkey Kong's trophy, Falco's Arwing shows up, ejecting Diddy Kong from the cockpit. Diddy then activates his Rocket Barrel Jet Pack and shoots the ship with his Peanut Popguns. Landing on the ship, he quickly de-trophifies DK, and after DK, Diddy, Captain Falcon, and Olimar defeat the Primids that board the ship, Falco gives Diddy and Donkey Kong a thumbs up as he leaves.

He makes his next appearance in the battle against Duon on the Halberd, where he teams up with Fox, Peach, Sheik, Snake, and Lucario. When it's defeated, Peach revives Mr. Game and Watch as Meta Knight takes back control of his ship. He uses his Arwing during the attack on the Subspace Gunship and joins with the heroes throughout the rest of the story.

Special MovesEdit

  • Standard- Blaster: Falco takes a cool stance and fires his blaster similar to how Fox did in Super Smash Bros.. In Melee it was red, but in Brawl, it is blue.
  • Side- Falco Phantasm: Falco does this the way Fox does his Illusion, but it doesn't go as far. If it hits an opponent in midair, it will send them downward.
  • Up- Fire Bird: In Melee, it is practically a copy of Fox's from SSB. However, in Brawl it has improved very much. It can burn enemies while it's charging and then it can deliver a good multiple attack.
  • Down- Reflector: In Melee, he uses his reflector like Fox does. In Brawl, he kicks it at his foes and it comes back to him like a boomerang. It can go through walls and is disjointed so it acts as a very useful projectile itself.
  • Final Smash- Landmaster: Falco tells his opponents "personally, I prefer the air" jumps up and comes back down in an enormous tank. His landmaster's laser and ramming power is weaker than Fox's, but it go's a tad faster and completely out matches it in hovering.

MiscellaneousEdit

Falco is voiced by Hisao Egawa in the Japanese versions of the series, Bill Johns in the English version of Star Fox 64, Ben Cullum in Star Fox Adventures and English dialog of Super Smash Bros. Melee, Mike Madeoy in Star Fox Assault, and Dex Manley in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Falco is notably the only post-James era Star Fox Member who had ever gotten into a dogfight against Fox (albeit in Farewell, Beloved Falco), and the first of the post-James era Star Fox member to actually dogfight one of his/her own teammates (in the Katina mission in Star Fox Assault, Krystal was seen chasing and shooting at Slippy at one point.)

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