Andross

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Andross
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Official artwork in Brawl.

Universe Star Fox
Debut Star Fox (1993)
Smash Bros. appearances Melee
Brawl
SSB4
Most recent non-Smash appearance Star Fox 2 (2017)
Console of origin SNES
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 foremost villain in the Star Fox series. He appears as two separate trophies in Super Smash Bros. Melee and an Assist Trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. 4.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

As trophies[edit]

Andross makes two separate appearances as trophies:

Andross (Mechanical)[edit]

Andross Mechanical 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, 03/93)

Andross (Organic)[edit]

Andross Organic appearance 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, 06/97)

See also: List of SSBM trophies (Star Fox series)

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Andross in Brawl

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the original SNES version of Andross appears as an Assist Trophy, and as thus, a collectible trophy.

Assist Trophy[edit]

When Andross appears out of an assist trophy, 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 human players as Fox and Falco to KO Wolf.

Trophy Description[edit]

Andross 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 North America, Starwing Europe
N64: Star Fox 64 North America, Lylat Wars Europe

See also: List of SSBB trophies (Star Fox series)

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Andross attacking Mario and Pit

Andross returns as an Assist Trophy in Super Smash Bros. 4, keeping his Brawl behavior.

Trophy Description[edit]

Andross[edit]

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.
pal 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: Star Fox (03/1993)
N64: Star Fox 64 (07/1997)

Andross (True Form)[edit]

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.

See also: List of SSB4 trophies (Star Fox series)

Origin[edit]

Andross, as he appears in Star Fox.

This version of Andross first appeared in Star Fox. Star Fox used filled 3D polygons for the items and bosses in the game, which meant that the bosses were constructed with 3D polygons, including Andross who was the final boss. Andross' main method of attack was to inhale and spit out "panels" of polygons at the player. In Brawl and SSB4, Andross is designed very similarly to how he was designed with 3D polygons in Star Fox. Andross also attacks the same way he did in Star Fox.


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