Slippy Toad (Surippī Tōdo) is a fictional character in Nintendo's Star Fox franchise. He is childhood friend of Fox, and has been flying with him for several years. Young, kind, and intelligent, Slippy serves as the inventor of the team, and would never back down from his fellow wingmates.
Slippy is the son of Beltino Toad, the Research Director for the Cornerian Defense Force. Slippy and Beltino invented and constructed many inventions for the team, including the Blue Marine. In the gap between Star Fox 64 and Star Fox Adventures, Slippy and his father briefly designed aircraft for Cornerian defense forces. He is hinted at being less athletic than the rest of the team, an example being in the ending of Star Fox 64, when the team runs a long distance, Slippy slowly falls behind and, in the introduction of the same game, he is seen falling behind his wingmates. Also, in Star Fox: Assault, in the scene where everybody jumps into their Arwings for launching, Slippy ends up falling head first into his ship.
His main role was to give information about the area (in a similar way that Peppy does) and to analyze the shield strength of bosses. Slippy's inexperience and lack of talent while flying get him into trouble more often than any other team member, for which Falco taunts him mercilessly. During dogfights between Star Fox and Star Wolf, Slippy shares a rivalry with Andrew Oikonny, although there has never been anything to suggest the two characters have a history, and there is little dialogue between them.
Slippy also helped out in the Sauria crisis. Instead of flying, he had stuck with giving Fox information and helpful hints about his surroundings. During the long 8 years between the Lylat Wars and the incident on Sauria, Slippy withdrew from active flight duty so he could spend more time working on his developments, one such design was a SharpClaw disguise which enabled Fox to fool the SharpClaw and access various areas. When Andross was defeated again and Falco returned, Slippy happily recited: "The Star Fox Team is back together again.", showing his appreciation of Falco. Slippy also gladly accepted Krystal into the team as well.
Slippy played a role in the Aparoid invasion similar to his role in the Lylat Wars. Back in an Arwing, Slippy provides shield analysis data on exceptionally strong enemies and occasionally comments on certain technological aspects of the stages or gives hints about special devices or weapons, although not as much as Peppy. Slippy's skill with the Arwing has improved little, if at all, and is still teased by Falco.
After the Aparoid race was destroyed in Star Fox Assault, Slippy temporarily withdrew from the Star Fox team to spend more time with his newfound love, Amanda. However, when Fox needs backup taking out the Anglar forces, Slippy is happy to come to his assistance again. He pilots the Bullfrog, which has Plasma Lasers and high shielding, and is the only ship in the game able to carry up to three Nova Bombs, but has no lock and has only two boost bars. Slippy later marries Amanda and has numerous children.
In Super Smash Bros.Edit
Slippy made a brief cameo in Super Smash Bros. Melee, assisting Fox in an Event Match. He also created a cloaking device for Fox and Falco for a mission in the game. It was a failure, however, and the player defeated both of them. He also makes a cameo appearance in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. He, along with Krystal, Peppy, Panther, and Leon, with Fox, Falco and Wolf, occasionally, will make a few comments in a secret taunt in the Lylat Cruise stage. It is revealed in one of the messages that Slippy can relate to Leon.
Codec Conversation with Solid Snake about Falco LombardiEdit
- Snake: This is Snake...
- Slippy: Copy, Snake! This is Slippy!
- Snake: Whaa--! Who is this? What are you, some kind of frog?!
- Slippy: Easy there, buddy! Just thought I'd hop on the wireless and give you a holler. Don't get mad!
- Snake: Hacked right into my channel, huh...
- Slippy: But I'm not there to mess nothin' up. Don't worry.
- Snake: (groans) ...
- Slippy: Just so ya know, Falco uses a Blaster and Reflector that I designed, just like Fox does. But Falco will kick his Reflector and send it flyin' around. Just showin' off, if you ask me.
- Snake: No reason a weapon can't have more than one use. In fact, I'd say it's versatility shows how well you designed it.
- Slippy: Hey, maybe so! I feel all fuzzy now! Thanks, Snake!
- Snake: Maybe next time we meet, you can design me a weapon...
Trophy Information from Super Smash Bros. MeleeEdit
Slippy Toad is the mechanical genius behind most of the Star Fox team's new weapons and technology, and just lately he's been spending the bulk of his time in Research and Development. He's also a competent pilot, but his enthusiasm tends to outweigh his technical flight skills. He and Fox have been friends ever since their school days.
Trophy Information from Super Smash Bros. BrawlEdit
A top-notch mechanic with less-than-stellar battle skills. Respected for his talent, he joins the Star Fox team and shows his mechanical genius in everything from vehicle maintenance to weapons development. Slippy often holds the team back with his clumsiness but makes up for it with his likeable personality and morale-boosting presence.
Slippy is voiced by Kyouko Tonguu in the Japanese version of the series, Lyssa Browne in the English version of Star Fox 64, Chris Seavor in Star Fox Adventures, and Mike McAuliffe in Star Fox Assault.