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Villain Overview
It's no fun if there's no resistance...
~ Andross
I've been waiting for you, Star Fox. With my mighty intellect, the universe shall soon be mine to command as I see fit. Opposing me is truly a death sentence... Just ask your father.
~ Andross to Fox McCloud and Star Fox in Star Fox Zero.

Andross is the main antagonist of the Star Fox franchise. He's a malevolent primate scientist who seeks out to take over the entire Lylat system and has clashed against the Star Fox team on many occasions. He's the arch-nemesis of Fox McCloud due to possibly murdering/brainwashing James McCloud.

He has been voiced by the late Rick May in Star Fox 64, Duncan Botwood in Star Fox Adventures, and by David Frederick White in Star Fox 64 3D and Star Fox Zero.

Personality

Emperor Andross

When he was younger, Andross was once a well-intentioned, authoritative and respected scientist. Unfortunately, his increasing lust for power drove him to the brink of madness, presumably by damaging his brain. He was eventually banished from Corneria to Venom after his refusal to terminate his increasingly unethical experiments resulted in the destruction of a large portion of Corneria City and he is now bent on ruling the entire Lylat System.

In other media

Super Smash Bros.

Andross made appearances in Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Wii, Super Smash Bros. 4 for the 3DS and Wii U, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the Switch where he can be sent out as an Assist Trophy. Strangely enough, this is the SNES Star Fox's Andross (which is a different timeline from the main canon of 64, Adventures, and Assault). He attacks by shooting blocks at his summoner's opponent.

In Ultimate, Andross appears as three spirits, all primary grab types. The first, based on his SNES Star Fox appearance, can be summoned using the cores of Porygon and the Commander. The second, based on his Star Fox 64 appearance, is fought against Ganondorf on the Venom stage with low gravity and Andross summoned as an Assist Trophy and the Sector Omega music playing. It can be enhanced to Andross's Brain, which boosts the fighter's stats when their percentage is above 100 percent.

Quotes

Star Fox/Starwing

Fox, you are a worthy foe, but your foolish efforts are futile! Your Arwings are no match against me!
~ Andross taunts Fox McCloud when the latter makes his way to Venom.
Ah.. Your choice of routes took me by surprise!!
~ Andross shows his shock to Fox McCloud's route choice.
Your father was a reckless fighter too...
~ Andross to Fox McCloud about his father James McCloud.
But this will be the McClouds' last battle!!
~ Andross seeking revenge against the McCloud family.

Star Fox 2

Star Fox, you mangy cur, how dare you challenge me again!
~ Andross
It's no fun if there's no resistance...
~ Andross
Gwarrg! You pathetic fools are completely worthless!
~ Andross
You are improving, Star Fox.
~ Andross
Impressive- but your existence ends here.
~ Andross
I will put you to rest. Don't worry- it will be quick.
~ Andross
You are just puppets of that fool Pepper!
~ Andross
I have not yet forgotten what you did to me before.
~ Andross
I control the Lylat System!
~ Andross
You will never destroy me!
~ Andross

Star Fox 64/Lylat Wars

Ah! The son of James McCloud.
~ Andross taunts Fox McCloud in Area 6.
Those tin cans are no match for me.
~ Andross
I'm looking forward to this.
~ Andross
Ha ha ha! You can never defeat me!
~ Andross
I'll make those fools pay!
~ Andross
Hurry, Fox. I'm waiting for you.
~ Andross
I've been waiting for you, Star Fox.
~ Andross
You know that I control the Galaxy.
~ Andross
It's foolish to come against me.
~ Andross
You will die just like your father.
~ Andross
Now you will feel TRUE pain!
~ Andross
Only I have the brains to rule Lylat.
~ Andross enters his third phase when his brain is exposed.
If I go down, I'm taking you WITH ME!
~ Andross' last words when self-destructing after Fox defeats him.

Star Fox Adventures

Stop! Scales! You are no longer any use to me!
(Scales:  Who are you? I demand you show yourself!)
I am the one you brought to Krazoa Palace. The EarthWalkers could see me, but you could not.
(Scales:  I… don't understand?)
No, I didn't think you would. Your desire for power overwhelmed you, and blinded you to the truth inside. Now give Fox what he's looking for! Give him the final Krazoa Spirit!
~ Andross during the final fight between General Scales and Fox McCloud.
I am reborn! The mighty Krazoa God!
~ Andross poses as the "Krazoa God".
I've been looking forward to this day... to see you again, Fox McCloud!
~ Andross sees Fox McCloud again.
And now, to destroy the Lylat System!
~ Andross seeks to take over the entire Lylat System after his resurrection.
Nooooooooo!
~ Andross' last words after he defeated.

Star Fox Zero

So, you must be James McCloud's son, eh?
~ Andross sarcastically greets Fox McCloud.
Well, Pepper's got you eating out of your paws just like your father... hasn't he?
~ Andross
A fox... taking orders from a dog. Is that really how you want to live your life, boy?
~ Andross to Fox McCloud.
You claim to fight for peace, but do you have any idea what that really means?
~ Andross
Do you REALLY want to spend your life running errands for worthless dogs?
~ Andross when his third phase takes too long.
I won't let you escape! You will perish here with me! You won't live long enough to regret your foolhardy bravado, Fox.
~ Andross to Fox McCloud.
Curse you, James McCloud...! WHY WON'T YOU STAY DEAD?!?
~ Andross' breakdown as he turns his attention on James McCloud, by turning his back on Fox McCloud and his last words after Fox McCloud and James McCloud defeat him implying James IS alive somehow.

Trivia

  • Despite the fact that Andross was voiced by Rick May for Star Fox 64, many people believed that he was voiced by the late Tony Jay.
  • Andross didn't appear in Star Fox: Assault, due to the fact that he was destroyed in Star Fox Adventures and is replaced by the Aparoid threat.
    • Star Fox Assault is currently the only Star Fox game without Andross appearing, though his role and form was briefly taken over by his nephew.
  • In the Nintendo Power SNES Comic, he was infatuated with Vixy Reinard, but she was already in love with Fox McCloud Sir (later James McCloud) and later married and had a son named Fox, Andross felt he didn't deserve her so he attached a bomb on his car in order to kill him and have her to himself but Vixy ended up using it (completely oblivious to what was installed) and was tragically killed instead. She may be the only known victim that Andross didn't intend to kill.
    • This could mean that Andross was supposedly responsible for both of Fox's parents' deaths; as Vixy's death was accidental and Fox Sir. was presumably killed/brainwashed etc.
  • Andross also appeared in a popular scary internet video called "Obey the Walrus", which has garnered a ton of attention across the internet.
  • Andross's line in Star Fox Zero "Curse you James McCloud, why won't you stay dead?!" during his final phase shows he failed to killed him in this timeline. Should this timeline be the canon timeline, Andross never killed James. In the original even, Andross possibly brainwashed James.
  • The fact that Andross shifted his goals from ruling to destroying the Lylat system might be due to different writers. Andross In this would lose redeeming traits from Star Fox 64 where Andross was willing to spare the universe and many characters.
  • In Star Fox Command, Krystal's account on General Pepper and Andross's feud is near reversed from Star Fox 64 with Andross on the hero side. If Star Fox Zero is the canon timeline and this happens, it'll be VERY ironic. However, it could be possible that this was one of Andross's reactions to General Pepper's scolding.
  • Andross's English name might refer to Sir Edmund Andros who in real life was the tyrant of the Dominion of New England while it existed.

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