Captain Falcon

Captain Falcon
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Captain Falcon as he appeared in F-Zero GX
Name Douglas Jay Falcon(AKA Captain Falcon)
Age 37
Birthplace Port Town
Occupation Bounty Hunter, Racer
Machine Blue Falcon
First Appeared F-Zero
Later Appeared F-Zero X
F-Zero GX
F-Zero GP Legend
F-Zero Climax
F-Zero Legend of Falcon


Captain Falcon is the main character of the F-Zero series and has established himself as the poster boy of the franchise ever since he was introduced as one of four characters featured in F-Zero for the SNES. Ever since the very first F-Zero game had been released in 1990, this character has established himself as a solid icon in video gaming and gradually branched out his characteristics as the franchise he belonged to grew and grew. He is an intergalactic bounty hunter who specializes in hunting down dangerous criminals spanning various planets. He is also an extremely talented F-Zero racer with a burning inner passion for the sport, which has yet to be determined if such an entity stems from his occupation(since the F-Zero circuit attracts various interplanetary criminal activity and participation)or if it originated from something deeper and currently unknown.

Captain Falcon as he appeared in F-Zero

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[edit] F-Zero SNES

In the very first installment in which Captain Falcon officially appeared, the only physical appearances he made were on print, such as promotional posters for the game, the back of the official game box, and the instruction manual written for the game which included a short bio for this character as well as a full-body piece of stock art. With these sources, his occupation as an intergalactic bounty hunter was revealed as well as his natural passion for racing. In-game, he was only ever seen piloting his Blue Falcon on the tracks, with his silhouette being the only indication of his existence otherwise.

Captain Falcon as he appeared in F-Zero X


[edit] F-Zero X

In the second console-based installment of the F-Zero franchise, Captain Falcon adapted an all-new dimension to his character in order to supplement the brand new, full-on 3D graphics introduced in this generation. First off, Captain Falcon's earlier physical design was completely overhauled into the iconic placeholder that it is today and his bounty hunting life and permanent attachment to the F-Zero circuit hasn't dwindled in the least. As if that wasn't enough, Captain Falcon had also revealed his actual face underneath the crimson, visored helmet he has never been known to remove previously in the closing victory ceremony of the game, which is won after earning a first place spot on the Master Class difficulty(there is also an image of Captain Falcon with his helmet still on at the end of a victory ceremony won in a lesser difficulty setting). Furthermore, this character's full name was also revealed in the character bio described in F-Zero X's instruction manual, declaring him to be formally known as "Douglas Jay Falcon". The Master Class ceremony image in this game describes that Captain Falcon ultimately plans to retire from racing after this prestigious victory(thus explaining why he revealed his true face to the whole world), even though he makes a solid roster appearance six years later in F-Zero GX.

[edit] F-Zero GX

In the most recent console-based installment of this series, Captain Falcon no doubt returns as the same icon he has always been and the main character of the game's overall storyline, as is made clear by the fact that he is the only playable character in the game's nine storymode levels, following his daily training, tie-ups with old rivals, pursuit of usual criminals, and victories over prestigious Grand Prixs.

Captain Falcon as he appeared in F-Zero GP Legend

[edit] F-Zero GP Legend

Rather than taking up all of the spotlight regarding storymode missions, Captain Falcon is but one of six characters featured in this Game Boy Advance title with his own set of storymode missions which make up one central plot involving each of the six characters.

Captain Falcon as he appeared in F-Zero Climax

[edit] F-Zero Climax

In the most recent portable console-based title, Captain Falcon(along with every other character)isn't weighed down by any detailed storymode missions as there exist none in this installment. Instead, he wields two alternate versions of his selectable character which can be unlocked with the overall 1st-place completion of varying Grand Prix difficulty cups. These include Berserker and New Captain Falcon.

Captain Falcon as he appeared in F-Zero Falcon Legend

[edit] F-Zero Legend of Falcon

In the official F-Zero anime, Captain Falcon isn't the main featured character(in place of Rick Wheeler), but he remains an extremely important second entity in the overall storyline and finds an ally in Rick Wheeler as the plot progresses.




WARNING! SPOILER ALERT!

His true identity is also fully revealed throughout the whole of this show, which happens to be Bart, the owner of the coffee shop known as Falcon House. This truth is subtly pointed out in almost every episode he shows up in and it becomes fully apparent as the anime's finale draws near.

Whether or not "Bart" is Captain Falcon's actual name in this adaptation of the game's storyline is true or not remains undetermined.


Captain Falcon as he appeared in Super Smash Bros.

[edit] Super Smash Bros.

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Captain Falcon's special appearance in this popular Nintendo fighting franchise is what really kicked off the character of F-Zero's poster boy into hyperdrive! He appeared as one of four hard-to-get unlockable characters in the first installment for the Nintendo 64, released in 1999, and was shaped into a fierce and unique superhero in his own right with moves such as "Falcon Punch" and "Falcon Kick". His design is based on his F-Zero X appearance.

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