The Star Fox Team is a group of mercenaries hired by General Pepper and includes the main protagonists of the series. The team is headed by Fox McCloud. Star Fox 64 fills in the background of the team; at its founding, it was composed of James McCloud, Peppy Hare, and Pigma Dengar. Peppy later retires from active flight duty at the end of Star Fox: Assault, and was more or less replaced by Krystal, Fox's love interest. The team's primary aircraft is the Arwing, their land craft is the Landmaster, and the team's mothership is known as the Great Fox. Their team is made up of Fox McCloud, Falco Lombardi, Krystal, Slippy Toad, and Peppy Hare.
Team Star Fox
Fox wears an orange suit with a flight jacket and grey boots, along with a communication device on his head. In Star Fox 64, he wears a green suit and his jacket sleeves are rolled up to his elbows. Also in Star Fox 64, if the game is played at a certain difficulty, Fox wears a pair of sunglasses.
Krystal wore a loincloth and was originally designed to be a main character of Dinosaur Planet, before Nintendo turned the project into a Star Fox title. Her original design was that of a 16-year-old orphaned feline, who was raised by a wizard named Randorn. When Fox became the main character of Star Fox Adventures, Krystal was redesigned into her present form as a 19-year-old orphaned fox and her role in the game became less central.
Falco often joins and leaves the Star Fox team throughout the series of games and is seen as somewhat of a partner to Fox as they are very close. After Star Fox 64, Falco leaves the team, because of boredom and tiredness (though also because of the events of Star Fox: Farewell, Beloved Falco; see below), but returns at the end of Star Fox Adventures. During the final battle against Andross in Adventures, Falco comes to Fox's rescue as always. Leon Powalski of the Star Wolf team is considered to be his rival.
The name "Slippy" in his name is a colloquial name to "Slippery" that was chose by Dylan Cuthbert in order to represente his "clumsy nature". The original four members of the Star Fox Team are based on the staff for the first game. Slippy in particular is based on the assistant director, Yamada.[2