Captain Falcon (キャプテン・ファルコン, Kyaputen Farukon?
, also known as "Captain Douglas Jay Falcon") is considered the poster child
of the franchise,
but also has been called its main character.
He is described as an accomplished F-Zero pilot and renowned bounty hunter.
In F-Zero X
, it is rumored that he is called "Captain" because he was once an officer on the Internova Police Force.
By the age of 36, Captain Falcon had built a reputation as one of the best bounty hunters in the galaxy, one that has earned him many enemies. This constant danger forces him to live in a sanctuary on a chain of islands off the coast of Port Town, where he spends most of his time. His desire for solitude is such that even after winning a race, he takes his award and quickly dashes home. Each of his home islands contains a different racetrack, allowing him to keep his racing skills at their peak while remaining relatively safe.
The character drives the Blue Falcon in his races, and uses a sidearm and a midsize spacecraft called the Falcon Flyer in bounty missions.
In F-Zero X
, Captain Falcon's DNA
is stolen while he is hospitalized following an accident in the F-Zero Grand Prix. The thieves use the DNA to create a clone of Captain Falcon, Blood Falcon
In F-Zero GX
, Captain Falcon is 37 years old and the sitting champion of the F-Zero Grand Prix, boosting his already high popularity even higher. In the games' story mode, after winning a number of races and saving Jody Summer, he goes on to defeat Black Shadow and Deathborn.
In F-Zero: Maximum Velocity
, which is set twenty-five years after the first game, Kent Akechi claims to be the son of Captain Falcon.
The character is a representative for F-Zero
in the Super Smash Bros.
video games. He is a fast close combat
fighter using a combination of kung fu and streetfighting, whose signature move is the Falcon Punch
, a slow but powerful punch in which a flaming falcon
surrounds his fist.
In the anime F-Zero GP Legend
, Captain Falcon is a title given to a person, instead of an individual's actual name.
Throughout most of the anime, Bart Lemming holds this title, and it is passed onto Rick Wheeler after Bart's "death" in the last episode. Although he does not appear in every episode, he plays a significant role in the series: his main goal is to stop the efforts of the Dark Million Organization. The character is voiced by Hideyuki Tanaka
and David Wills
in the Japanese and English versions respectively.