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Sprite of Andross from Star Fox.

In-game sprite of Andross from Star Fox.

Universe Star Fox
Debut Star Fox (1993)
Smash Bros. appearances Melee
Most recent non-Smash appearance Star Fox 2 (2017)
Console/platform of origin Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Species Monkey
Gender Male
Place of origin Corneria (backstory)
Venom (base)
Created by Shigeru Miyamoto
Article on Lylat Wiki Andross

Andross (アンドルフ, Andorf) is the main antagonist of the Star Fox series.


Andross, as he appeared in Star Fox.
Andross, as he appears in Star Fox.

Andross was originally the lead scientist of the Cornerian Defense Force alongside General Pepper, both having an intense rivalry. Andross primarily focused on weapons for war, of which one experiment ended up destroying an entire city on Corneria. For this, Andross was banished to the desolate planet Venom. Years later, rumors popped up that Andross was becoming more active on Venom, so team Star Fox was sent to investigate. During this time, Andross hired Star Fox member Pigma Dengar to betray and sabotage the team. Pigma's betrayal resulted in the supposed death of James McCloud.

Several years after this incident, Andross began an invasion to conquer the Lylat System. The new Star Fox team, with assistance from the Cornerian Defense Force, would challenge Andross in a series of battles that would come to be known as the Lylat Wars. These events came to a head when Fox seemingly defeated Andross and saved the Lylat System.

However, Andross survived the attack, albeit as a spirit, and discovered the Krazoa Spirits. Andross learned that if all spirits were to be brought together, he could resurrect himself and continue his plans of conquest. He obtained one of the spirits by tricking Krystal into handing one over, then trapping her in a crystal to siphon her power for himself. Andross also tricked Fox into releasing all of the spirits so he could capture him and resurrect himself, but Fox defeated him, this time for good. After these events, Andrew Oikonny, Andross' nephew, attempted to continue Andross' ambitions, even flying a ship that could transform into a form similar to Andross'. This "Andross wanna-be", as Falco derides it, is easily defeated by the Star Fox team. During the battles against the Anglar forces, a holographic projection of Andross claiming to be his ghost guarded his biochemical weapons on Titania.

Star Fox Zero features a storyline similar to Star Fox 64, with Andross once again waging war against Corneria. Andross converts the entire planet of Venom into a teleportation device and uses it to kidnap General Pepper, who reveals to Fox that Andross developed the technology under the supervision of the Cornerian army. But when Andross grew mad with power, Pepper used the technology to banish Andross to another dimension, an effort in which James McCloud was instrumental. Andross appears similarly to his Star Fox 64 incarnation, but when confronted inside the protected structure he erects, he is covered with metallic armor, similar to his polygonal Star Fox form.

The mechanical incarnation of Andross, the basis for his Assist Trophy appearance, first appeared in Star Fox, which used filled 3D polygons to render objects, items, and bosses in the game, including himself. His main method of attack, as in Star Fox, is to inhale and spit out polygonal, metallic tiles at the player.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]


Andross appears as two different trophies, one based on his SNES design and another based on his Nintendo 64 design.

Andross trophy from Super Smash Bros. Melee.
Andross's trophy in Melee
Star Fox's archenemy. Whether it's a metallic manifestation of Andross or just a hologram is unknown, but from its outward appearance, it's safe to assume that it's not the fiend's true form. Andross occasionally sucks matter in and then violently exhales, sending out a cloud of metal tiles. Its eyes are its weak points.
Star Fox (3/93)
Andross trophy from Super Smash Bros. Melee.
Andross's trophy in Melee
This incarnation of Andross was so big as to be ridiculous, but it at least appeared to be a living being. Andross was once a brilliant scientist, but was banished from the galaxy for his dangerous experiments. From the planet Venom, he readied his troops and directed his sword of vengeance toward the Lylat System.
Star Fox 64 (6/97)

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

As an Assist Trophy[edit]

Andross in Brawl

When Andross is summoned, he floats up off the screen and flies towards the back of the stage and spits polygon panels out of his mouth. Characters hit by the panels will take around 12% damage, while the tiles go right through the one who summoned him. Andross permanently appears during the event match Shadow of Andross, making it more difficult for the players as Fox and Falco to KO Wolf.


The original SNES version of Andross appears as a trophy.

Andross trophy from Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
Andross's trophy in Brawl
A brilliant scientist formerly employed by the Cornerian Army. He took his research too far, and the disastrous results labeled him a Level 1 offender, resulting in his banishment to the nearby planet Venom. After building a base and declaring himself emperor, he swore he would rule the Lylat system. Thanks to Team Star Fox's heroism, the madman has yet to achieve this.
SNES: Star Fox
N64: Star Fox 64
SNES: Starwing
N64: Lylat Wars

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

As an Assist Trophy[edit]

Andross attacking Mario and Pit

Andross reprises his behavior as an Assist Trophy from Brawl. Unlike in Brawl (where Andross lands in parts of the background that match where he was summoned), he moves to the center of the background, regardless of which part of the stage he was summoned.


Andross appears as two trophies, with his original SNES design in both versions and his True Form in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.

Andross's trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
NTSC A gifted scientist who worked for the Cornerian Defense Force. Banished to the planet Venom for his extreme research methods, he attacked the Lylat System to exact revenge but was defeated by Star Fox. When summoned, he will aid you in battle by spewing polygon slabs from his mouth.
SNES: Star Fox (03/1993)
N64: Star Fox 64 (07/1997)
PALSuper Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Ex-scientist for the Cornerian Army, he was banished to the planet Venom because of his extreme research methods. His plan to conquer the Lylat system was thwarted by the heroic Star Fox team. When unleashed in this game, he hovers in the background, launching polygons at the fighters.
PALSuper Smash Bros. for Wii U Ex-scientist for the Cornerian Army, he was banished to the planet Venom because of his extreme research methods. His plan to conquer the Lylat System was thwarted by the heroic Star Fox team. When unleashed in this game, he hovers in the background, launching polygons at the fighters.
SNES: Starwing (06/1993)
N64: Lylat Wars (10/1997)
Andross (True Form)'s trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Andross (True Form)
NTSC The true final boss of Star Fox 64, Andross has turned himself into a bioweapon. His face and hands have exploded, revealing a giant brain with eyes that move independently and fire laser beams. When he goes down, he'll self-destruct and try to take Fox with him!
PAL The true final boss of Lylat Wars is a form where Andross has turned himself into a bioweapon. His face and hands explode, revealing a giant brain with eyes that move independently like tentacles and fire laser beams. When he's beaten in this form, he self-destructs and tries to take Fox with him.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

As an Assist Trophy[edit]

Andross appears as an Assist Trophy and reprises his behavior from Super Smash Bros. 4.

Andross is also one of the few Assist Trophies unable to be defeated. Training Mode describes his Assist Trophy: Moves into the background, then fires polygon panels at the stage. Can't be KO'd.

Andross cannot be summoned on 3D Land, 75m, Boxing Ring, Castle Siege, Corneria, Delfino Plaza, Dream Land GB, Duck Hunt, Flat Zone X, Frigate Orpheon, Gamer, Garden of Hope, Golden Plains, Halberd, Hyrule Castle, Luigi's Mansion, Mario Circuit, Midgar, Mishima Dojo, Mushroom Kingdom U, Mushroomy Kingdom, Mute City, Pac-Land, Paper Mario, Peach's Castle, Pokémon Stadium 2, Prism Tower, Shadow Moses Island, Skyloft, Spirit Train, Super Mario Maker, Temple, The Great Cave Offensive, Tomodachi Life, Tortimer Island, Umbra Clock Tower, Unova Pokémon League, WarioWare, Inc., Wii Fit Studio, Wrecking Crew, or Wuhu Island.


Andross also appears as three different primary spirits.

Andross can only be summoned with the cores of Porygon and Commander.

In Adventure Mode: World of Light, Andross's Star Fox 64 3D version is presumably one of the countless spirits captured by Galeem during his takeover of the universe. After Galeem's defeat, Dharkon takes control of Galeem's spirits, including Andross. Andross (Star Fox 64 3D)'s spirit is located in the Mysterious Dimension sub-dungeon of The Dark Realm. Prior to his battle, the player is quizzed on which spirit was a scientist.

Andross (Star Fox 64 3D) uses a Ganondorf puppet fighter and is fought on the Venom stage. During the battle, Andross appears as a hostile Assist Trophy and the gravity is reduced, referencing how Andross is a floating apparition.

Andross (True Form) can be obtained by enhancing the Andross (Star Fox 64 3D) spirit at level 99.

No. Image Name Type Class Slots Base Power Max Power Base Attack Max Attack Base Defense Max Defense Ability Series
SSBU spirit Andross.png
★★ 2 1781 7150 962 3861 819 3289 No Effect Star Fox Series
SSBU spirit Andross (Star Fox 64 3D).png
Andross (Star Fox 64 3D)
★★★ 2 2980 8986 1311 3954 1669 5032 Can Be Enhanced at Lv. 99 Star Fox Series
SSBU spirit Andross (True Form).png
Andross (True Form)
★★★★ 2 4701 11754 2040 5101 2395 5988 Critical-Health Stats ↑ Star Fox Series


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese アンドルフ, Andorf
UK English Andross
France French Andross
Germany German Andross
Spain Spanish Andross
Italy Italian Andross
China Chinese (Simplified) 安德罗斯, Andross
Taiwan Chinese (Traditional) 安德羅斯, Andross
South Korea Korean 안돌프, Andorf
Netherlands Dutch Andross
Russia Russian Андросс


  • Andross, Nintendog, and Zero are tied for having the most spirits for an Assist Trophy with 3 each; in this case, Andross, Andross (Star Fox 64 3D), and Andross (True Form).
  • In Brawl and SSB4, when Andross is summoned on stages with certain large objects placed in the background, Andross can barely be seen, with only uncovered parts of Andross' face being noticable. In Ultimate, Andross' model is transparent when directly behind background objects.