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, Super Smash Bros. 4, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
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.
Andross makes two separate appearances as trophies:
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)
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, the original SNES version of Andross appears as an Assist Trophy, and as thus, a collectible trophy.
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.
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.
See also: List of SSBB trophies (Star Fox series)
Andross returns as an Assist Trophy in Super Smash Bros. 4, keeping his Brawl behavior.
See also: List of SSB4 trophies (Star Fox series)
Andross continues his panel-spitting routine in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. He 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 the following stages:
Andross and his various forms are also Spirits for the game's Spirit mode.
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