The Star Wolf team is a mercenary group led by Wolf O'Donnell. They were originally associated with the evil Andross, and after his demise cemented themselves as rivals of Star Fox. The original team consisted of Wolf O'Donnell, Leon Powalski, Andrew Oikonny, and Pigma Dengar. However in Star Fox: Assault, Andrew left Star Wolf to avenge Andross and Pigma was expelled because of his greediness. Wolf later replaced Andrew and Pigma with Panther Caroso. In Star Fox Command, Krystal joins Star Wolf but can either stay with Star Wolf or join Fox McCloud depending on the player's decisions. Also, they have massive bounties placed on their heads because of their work. Their main ship is the Wolfen.
- Main Article: Wolf O'Donnell
Wolf O'Donnell, is the leader of the Star Wolf team and rival of Fox McCloud. Wolf's team was initially hired by Andross to take down the Star Fox team. The Star Wolf team ultimately fails their mission, causing Wolf to seek revenge for his own personal reasons. Years later, in Star Fox: Assault, Wolf planned on taking down the Star Fox team once more, but the later invasion of the Aparoids caused him to come to Fox's rescue. Even so, he claims the only reason he did was so that he could kill Fox off himself later. He helped Fox during some scenarios of Star Fox Command, where he stated that he feels a grudging respect towards Fox.
Wolf O'Donnell is also a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, alongside Fox McCloud and Falco Lombardi. He fights similarly to them, but is heavier and slower, using slashing attacks with his claws instead of mostly utilizing kicks like Fox and Falco.
Wolf is voiced by Hisao Egawa in the Japanese version of Star Fox 64 and Mahito Ōba in the Japanese version of Star Fox: Assault and Super Smash Bros. Brawl. In the English version of Star Fox 64, he is voiced by Rick May. In the English version of Star Fox: Assault, he is voiced by Grant Goodeve. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, he is voiced by Jay Ward.
- Main Article: Leon Powalski
Leon Powalski is the only original member other than Wolf himself to have stayed with Star Wolf since Star Fox 64. Leon is a dangerous enemy, whose secretive nature is emulated in being very cold, calculating, and cunning. He has had some past rivalry with Star Fox member Falco Lombardi, whom he mainly concentrates his fire on in Star Fox 64 and bickers with in Star Fox: Assault. In Star Fox 64, although he speaks with an eloquent and classy manner, he obsesses with the idea of mercilessly torturing his prey and inflicting pain as his specialty.
Leon is voiced by Shinobu Satouchi who also voices Fox McCloud in the Japanese version of Star Fox 64. In the English version of Star Fox 64 he is voiced by Rick May. In the English version of Star Fox: Assault, he and Panther are both voiced by David Scully. In the English version of Super Smash Bros. Brawl, he is voiced by Jim Walker, who also voices Fox McCloud.
- Main Article: Panther Caroso
Panther Caroso made his first appearance as the newest member of Star Wolf in Star Fox: Assault. His signature symbol is a red rose and is quite conceited, often embarrassing those around him. He is also quite a flirt, considering himself a ladies' man. In Star Fox: Assault he attempts to flirt with Krystal several times, but she either ignores or rejects him depending on the circumstances. Panther appears again in Star Fox Command, where he attempted to begin a relationship with Krystal after she joins the Star Wolf team following her break-up with Fox.
Panther is voiced in the Japanese version of Star Fox: Assault and Super Smash Bros. Brawl by Tetsu Inada, while his English voice actor in Star Fox: Assault is David Scully. The English version of Star Fox: Command has Panther speaking in the third person. In the game, he is known as Panther Caruso (not Caroso) and the bounty put on his head by Corneria is double that of Leon's, showing his undeniable skill.
- Main Article: Andrew Oikonny
Andrew Oikonny is the nephew of the evil Andross. He is an inexperienced pilot who only flies to try and follow in Andross's footsteps. Sometime after Andross was defeated, Oikonny left Star Wolf, and planned to avenge his uncle's death. In Star Fox: Assault, Oikonny gathered Andross's remaining troops and formed a rebellion against the Cornerian Defense Force. The Star Fox team tracked him down to the planet Fortuna, where his ship turned into a large likeness of himself, strongly resembling Andross' form. During the battle, Oikonny is unexpectedly shot down by an Aparoid. He returns once again in Star Fox Command, where he joins the Anglars and pilots the Death Crab, confronting Star Fox in Fichina City.
In the Japanese version of Star Fox 64, he is voiced by Daisuke Sakaguchi. In the Japanese version of Star Fox: Assault, he is voiced by Yūsuke Numata. In the English version of Star Fox 64, he is voiced by Bill Johns. In the English version of Star Fox: Assault, he is voiced by John Hugill.
- Main Article: Pigma Dengar
Pigma Dengar is one of the original members of the Star Fox team, and after he betrayed James McCloud and Peppy Hare to Andross, he joined Star Wolf. He is an exceptionally greedy pirate who does not care who he hurts so long as he ends up with a large paycheck in the end. When fighting Star Fox in Star Fox 64, Pigma focuses on Peppy because they were once teammates. Wolf later expels Pigma from Star Wolf due to his incredible greed and distrustful nature. During the invasion of the Aparoids, Pigma attempted to use the Aparoids for his own personal gain, but he was ultimately assimilated into their collective hive-mind and his body became fused with a large, rock-grabbing spacecraft in the Asteroid Belt. His spirit continued to live on in the form of a cube-shaped puzzle box cyborg after his body was destroyed. He serves as a boss in Star Fox Command; whether the player encounters him or not depends on certain decisions made during the game.
Pigma is voiced by Daisuke Gōri in the Japanese version of Star Fox 64 and Star Fox: Assault. In the English version of Star Fox 64, he is voiced by David Frederick White. In the English version of Star Fox: Assault, he is voiced by Lev Liberman.
- Main Article: Krystal
In Star Fox 2
Star Wolf appears in Star Fox 2, here known as the Star Wolf wing. Its members are Wolf, Leon, Pigma, and, exclusive to the hard mode, Algy, a character who has not appeared in any other Star Fox titles. Star Wolf is mercenary team which has been hired by Andross to assist him in his second attempt at conquering Lylat.
Technology and equipment
The technology and equipment used by members of Star Wolf is very similar to that of the Star Fox team, although it is sometimes depicted as more advanced.
The team primarily uses the Wolfen as means of transportation and starfighting. Its statistics rival that of the Arwing's. In all games, the Star Wolf team is fought in their Wolfens, and in Star Fox Command, the Wolfens used are customized personal craft.
In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Wolf uses a Landmaster of his own, and it is given the title "Wolfen Landmaster" in-game. The trophy for the vehicle indicates that Wolf stole schematics for the Star Fox team's Landmaster and used them to make his own, more powerful version. With upgrades comes greater use of fuel, so Wolf's Landmaster only lasts a few seconds on stage. It is unknown whether or not these will be used in a future Star Fox game.
Star Wolf's ships in Star Fox 2.
- Nintendo Player's Guide: Star Fox 64, Page 118
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