Blue Falcon

Blue Falcon
Blue FalconGX.jpg
The Blue Falcon as it appeared in F-Zero GX
Number 07
Pilot Captain Falcon
Manufactured by Unknown
Body B
Grip C
Boost B
First Appeared F-Zero SNES
Later Appeared F-Zero X
F-Zero GX
F-Zero GP Legend
F-Zero Climax

The Blue Falcon is the machine driven(and supposedly built)by Captain Falcon. It is a very sleek and aerodynamic vehicle with the slight appearance of the bird it's named after, with a pair of equalizing fins on it's back end and a strong, pointed nose in the front(together granting wind resistance on and off the track). It is a very well-balanced machine in terms of stats, being able to be driven by even the most unpredictable rookie drivers in the circuit. Even though the Blue Falcon has a moderate amount of body strength and boost power but a below-average grip, Captain Falcon knows this machine inside and out, being the only pilot in existence with the ability to push it beyond it's possible performance statistics while on the track. Captain Falcon also uses this machine on his bounty-hunting assignments, also utilizing the Falcon Flyer to safely and effectively transport him and his machine to any location on any planet.

The Blue Falcon as it appeared in F-Zero SNES


[edit] F-Zero SNES

In the very first installment in which the Blue Falcon machine officially appeared, it wasn't nearly as aerodynamic as the modern-day variant, appearing quite rounded and rather quirky by comparison. It's original number was also '111', rather than the current '07'(this could be due to the fact that '111' is actually binary for '7', but the reason behind the swap was never brought to light). The shape of the front end was much more ovalish and the cockpit hatch had a solid green tint to it. This version also has four individual thrusters in the back.

The Blue Falcon as it appeared in F-Zero X

[edit] F-Zero X

In the second console-based installment of the F-Zero franchise, the Blue Falcon's design was completely overhauled to that of the version we see to this very day. It adopted all of it's recognizable aerodynamic components, becoming much more solid and sturdy-looking, with a see-through cockpit hatch and a new machine numer: '07'.

The Blue Falcon and Captain Falcon as they appeared in F-Zero GX

[edit] F-Zero GX

In the most recent console-based installment of this series, Captain Falcon's reliable old machine underwent minor changes to it's design, mainly in regards to the drastic graphical enhancement from the Nintendo 64 to the Nintendo Gamecube. Clear signs of wear from the many races the Blue Falcon underwent is evident in it's usually smooth paint job. Captain Falcon also mentioned in an F-Zero TV interview that he is in the process of building the "Neo Blue Falcon", a supposed upgrade to the current version of this machine to which we may see in the near future.

The Falcon MK-II as it appeared in F-Zero Maximum Velocity

[edit] F-Zero Maximum Velocity

In the very first portable F-Zero installment, a version of the original Blue Falcon shows up as an unlockable machine known as the Falcon MK-2.

The Blue Falcon as it appeared in F-Zero Climax

[edit] F-Zero Climax

In the most recent portable console-based title, The Blue Falcon makes a return that just about shadows the version of this machine that was featured in F-Zero GP Legend, the only difference being that a variant known as the Blue Falcon GT is available to unlock. This new version of the Blue Falcon boasts a better boost stat for the cost of a lowered grip stat.

The Blue Falcon and Captain Falcon as they appeared in F-Zero Falcon Legend

[edit] F-Zero Legend of Falcon

In the anime adaptation, the Blue Falcon's appearance hasn't changed at all. What has changed, however, is the fact of Captain Falcon's immense skill in pushing this machine past it's potential, constantly winning races by a hair and stealing victories from various race leads when they least expect it.

Captain Falcon's Final Smash move in Super Smash Bros. Brawl features the Blue Falcon in action!

[edit] Super Smash Bros. Brawl

The Blue Falcon makes it's presence well known in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, being the star of Captain Falcon's Final Smash move. Once this move is activated, the machine swoops towards the screen and has to hit one of the opposing fighters in order to work. Once this is accomplished, the victim is thrown onto F-Zero GX's Port Town track by an unseen force and run into by the Blue Falcon, which is barreling down the track with Captain Falcon taking the helm.

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Last edited by DXD on 23 January 2011 at 17:50
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