|Date of Birth||18 BLW|
|Main Weapon(s)|| Blaster|
|Debut||Star Fox (1993)|
|Relation(s)||James McCloud (father)|
|Portrayed by|| Daniel Owsen*|
Fox McCloud (Japanese: フォックス・マクラウド Fox McCloud) is the main protagonist of the Star Fox series. He is the leader of Star Fox, a legendary team of mercenaries and adventurerers-for-hire which has repeatedly defended the Lylat System in times of peril. Fox was a cadet at the Cornerian Defense Army Academy, but has since become the leader of the team after his father, James McCloud's death. Under his command, Star Fox has defeated Andross's army numerous times, thanks to his comrades Falco Lombardi, Peppy Hare, Slippy Toad, and Krystal*. The Star Fox team is often rivaled by their nemesis Star Wolf, another mercenary group allied with Andross and lead by Wolf O'Donnell.
Creation and DevelopmentEdit
In 1992, Nintendo and Argonaut Software collaborated to produce a 3D space shooter for the SNES, provisionally titled 'SnesGlider'. The development team, led by Shigeru Miyamoto, redesigned what had been a tech demo into a rail shooter, with Nintendo designing the game and Argonaut handling the programming aspects. However, without a story, it lacked incentives to play beyond flying and shooting. Miyamoto sketched out a fictional universe, but could not decide on a natural hero to convey a sense of an epic space saga. Names under consideration included "Star Wolf", "Star Sheep", "Star Fox", "Star Sparrow", and "Star Hawk". Miyamoto finally settled on having a fox as the main character after visiting Fushimi Inari-taisha in Kyoto, the head shrine of Inari, a Japanese kami associated with foxes. Inari is portrayed as being able to fly, and its shrines, particularly the one in Kyoto, are surrounded by red arches (torii), giving Miyamoto the idea of a fox that could fly through arches. Fox's face was modeled after Inari's, and usually wears a "red turtleneck" or "red scarf" around his neck, like the statue, with the exception of his design from Star Fox: Assault. Fox McCloud's personality is heavily based on Shigeru Miyamoto's personality, with the surname 'McCloud' being suggested by Dylan Cuthbert, one of the Argonaut team.
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|This character has an amiibo based off them. For information on their amiibo, see Fox (amiibo).|