Peppy Hare (Peppī Hea) is a fictional character in Nintendo's Star Fox franchise. He is a member of the original Star Fox team, with leader James McCloud and wingmate Pigma Dengar. After Pigma's betrayal and James' capture, Peppy narrowly escapes to return to Corneria to inform Fox McCloud of his father's fate. Ever since then, Peppy serves as Fox's mentor and frequently gives Fox instructions and advice throughout the course of the games. Peppy's phrase from Star Fox 64, "Do a barrel roll!", has become infamous on the internet, and is spoken on several internet forums.
According to Star Fox Command, he has a daughter, Lucy, and is the widower of his wife, Vivian. He eventually retires from flight duty, taking up a post in the Great Fox and eventually made General of the Cornerian army, after Pepper grows ill.
The Original Star Fox TeamEdit
Peppy, along with James McCloud and Pigma Dengar were called to planet Venom by General to investigate strange activity coming from the planet. Upon arrival, Pigma betrayed the team. James was killed, and Peppy barely managed to escape. Returning home, Peppy informed James' son, Fox, about his father's fate, and the new team was born.
The Lylat WarsEdit
The New Star Fox TeamEdit
Mission to VenomEdit
Peppy became part of the new team, led by Fox McCloud, and the two new members, Slippy Toad and Falco Lombardi. Peppy was considered "an old fart" in the team. Occasionally the team would encounter the evil group, Star Wolf, led by Wolf O'Donnell and consisting of, Leon Powalski, Andrew Oikonny, and former StarFox team member, Pigma Dengar. Peppy was the main target of Pigma. After Star Wolf and Andross were defeated Team Star Fox returned home and were paid handsomely by General Pepper(depending on how many enemy units were destroyed by the player).
Crisis at SauriaEdit
He retires as a pilot because of his age and become a good advisor and navigator on the Great Fox.
With the money earned after saving Sauria, Peppy remained aboard the Great Fox during missions and gave advice. Peppy somehow found his way back into an Arwing after General Pepper was captured by the Aparoids and arrived at the last moment to save Pepper from dying.
During the Anglar Attack, Peppy replaced Pepper as the general of the Cornerian army and, during the game, we learn that he has a daughter named Lucy Hare. She is teaching astrophysics at Fichina.
Behind the ScenesEdit
Peppy made cameo appearances in Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl. In both of them, he gave helpful advice.
Trophy Information from Super Smash Bros. MeleeEdit
Peppy was a member of the original Star Fox team with Fox's father James McCloud. Peppy was the sole survivor of the Battle of Venom where a treacherous teammate named Pigma Dengar betrayed the team. Peppy now rarely climbs into the cockpit of an Arwing, preferring instead an advisory position in mission planning.
Trophy Information from Super Smash Bros. Brawl Edit
A member of the original Star Fox team. Peppy Hare was an esteemed pilot, now retired and currently commanding the Star Fox team from the mother ship, the Great Fox. Although he's known for a propensity for nagging, the praise and trust his team gives him hasn't changed throughout the years.
Peppy is old, so his stats other than his Jump and Arwing skills aren't all that impressive. Special: Charge speed for laser is x4
He has been voiced by Tomohisa Asō in the Japanese version of Star Fox 64 and Star Fox Assault, Isaac Marshall in the English version of Star Fox 64, Chris Seavor in Star Fox Adventures and the English version of Super Smash Bros. Melee, and Henry Dardenne in the English version of Assault.