Falco is an ace pilot of the Star Fox team and is well known for his brash and reckless behavior.
In 2002's Star Fox Adventures, Falco is notably missing for nearly the entire game. This is simply due to the fact that he was not able to be properly worked into the plot when Nintendo told Rare to put the Star Fox label on the game. A manga entitled Star Fox: Farewell, Beloved Falco came with the Japanese edition that takes place during the eight-year gap between Star Fox 64 and Adventures. The comic explains Falco's absence, and directly leads up to the events of Adventures. Near the end of the game, Falco aids Fox during the final boss fight and shortly appears again to join the other main characters in the ending cutscene.
In Assault, Falco is part of the core team again under the title of "Ace Pilot" and he's more tame. Every one of the story mode's missions has Falco in his Arwing, as he never joins Fox on foot like Slippy and Krystal.
In Star Fox Command, Falco has again isolated himself from the rest of the characters, though he is still considered to be a member of Star Fox. Falco, like all, pilots a customized vehicle, his own being the Sky Claw, a slim Arwing-like fighter with forward-swept wings armed with a single laser and a multi-lock.
Super Mario Maker
Falco appeared in Super Mario Maker as a costume in Super Mario Bros. themed levels.
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Falco appears in Super Smash Bros. Melee as an unlockable playable character, with his appearance based on his appearance in Star Fox 64.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Falco returns as an unlockable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl; his appearance in Brawl is a mix between his design in Star Fox Assault and Star Fox Command. Falco is acquired by playing 50 brawls, meeting him in the Subspace Emissary, or by completing the 100-Man Brawl in the Stadium mode on Solo.
Super Smash Bros. 4
Falco is once again an unlockable playable character in Super Smash Bros. 4. Mark Lund, his Star Fox 64 3D English voice actor, now voices Falco in non-Japanese versions.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Falco appears as an unlockable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Like the other Star Fox characters, his appearance is now based off of Star Fox Zero.
- Falco is the only playable Star Fox character who is not a canid.
- Falco is the only character with wings who does not use them to fly.