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Captain Falcon is a playable character in the Super Smash Bros. series. He is from the F-Zero racing series and is one of the "Original 12".


Physical description

Captain Falcon is a tall man that is often seen wearing blue or purple racing clothes. He also wears a red helmet with goggles.


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Captain Falcon hails from Port Town where he races in his signature machine, the Blue Falcon. With it, he has won numerous races and has defeated the villainous Black Shadow. His appearances in the Super Smash Bros. series has helped to boost his public image. Captain Falcon's appearance in the original Super Smash Bros. took audiences by surprise, though his inclusion was massively applauded due to both his original fighting style and his voice. This paved the way for Captain Falcon reappearing in all subsequent Smash installments. As of now, Captain Falcon is more or less a mainstream character of gaming culture rather than being a curious character known only to the devoted Nintendo fandom.

In Super Smash Bros. series

Captain Falcon has appeared in the Smash Bros. series from the first installment, beginning as his incarnation from F-Zero X. He is an unlockable fighter, and his unlocking condition is for the player to complete the One-Player mode within 20 minutes, and defeat him in a match to earn him. Captain Falcon makes a return appearance in Super Smash Bros. Melee, still in his incarnation from F-Zero X. This time, he is a starter character.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, he has reverted back to secret character status and has since lost his title of fastest character to Sonic the Hedgehog. Captain Falcon returns as a veteran in Super Smash Bros. 4. He appears in Robin's trailer fighting him, Chrom, and Lucina. He is once again a starter character like in Melee and retains his design from Brawl.

Captain Falcon returns as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Captain Falcon reverts to his status as an unlockable character like in SSB and Brawl; as the first character in Fox's Classic Mode character unlocks tree, he can potentially be the first character unlocked in the game. He also retains his Brawl design.

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  • Captain Falcon was the first character who didn't use their face as their stock icon, with his falcon symbol being used instead in Smash 64.
  • Captain Falcon and Yoshi are the only sole representatives to appear in all five games in the Super Smash Bros. series. Coincidentally, they both debuted in SNES launch titles.

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