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Slippy Toad

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This article is about the Star Fox character. For the Melee netcode tool, see Project Slippi.
Slippy Toad
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Slippy Toad as he appears in Star Fox 64 3D, Star Fox Assault, and Star Fox 64.
Universe Star Fox
Debut Star Fox (1993)
Smash Bros. appearances Melee
Brawl
SSB4
Ultimate
Most recent non-Smash appearance Starlink: Battle for Atlas (2018, Nintendo Switch)
Console/platform of origin Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Species Toad
Gender Male
Place of origin Aquas[1]
English voice actor Chris Seavor (Corneria, Venom, AdventureSuper Smash Bros. Melee, Slippy's InventionSuper Smash Bros. Melee)
Mike McAuliffe (Lylat Cruise, Shadow Moses Island)
Lyssa Browne (Orbital Gate Assault)
Japanese voice actor Kyoko Tongu
Article on Lylat Wiki Slippy Toad

Slippy Toad (スリッピー・トード, Slippy Toad) is a character in the Star Fox series. A childhood friend of Fox McCloud, he has been flying with him for several years as a member of the Star Fox team being their mechanic. He has made a number of cameo appearances in Super Smash Bros. games.

Origin[edit]

Slippy is the son of Beltino Toad, research director of the Cornerian Defense Force, and nephew of Grippy Toad, a mining operator. While not much is known about his childhood, Fox and Slippy were childhood friends. He would eventually join Fox, along with Falco and Peppy, as a member of the new Star Fox team. He works as the mechanic of the team, fixing ships that had been damaged in battle, as well as inventing various gadgets like the reflector,the Landmaster, and the Blue Marine. He also has the ability to analyze the shield gauge of bosses. He is a fighter pilot, but is less skilled than the other members. His first real mission was the battle of Corneria where he was constantly tailed by enemy fighters and had to be rescued. He would participate in more battles to take down Andross. One of these battles can see Slippy try to fight the Spyborgs alone, but if allowed to do so, he is defeated and left stranded of the planet Titania. Fox goes to the planet to rescue Slippy, using the Landmaster Slippy created.

After the conclusion of the Lylat Wars, Slippy withdrew from active pilot duty to focus on being a mechanic. Slippy would give Fox advice about his surroundings and how to use certain gadgets. After the events on Sauria, Slippy returned to an active combat role, helping out in the battle with Andrew Oikonny and the subsequent threat of the Aparoids, once again providing support by analyzing boss shields.

After the Aparoid conflict, Slippy leaves Star Fox and finds a female toad named Amanda who he falls in love with, but he returns to the Star Fox team in several of the game's routes. One of the endings to Star Fox Command sees the two get married and have many children, while others see him joining a new Star Fox Team.

Due to their childhood friendship, Slippy gets along with Fox the most. Fox is willing to save Slippy at all costs, even if it delays the mission and puts himself in danger. Likewise, Slippy always has a new gadget for Fox to try out. Slippy is also friends with Falco, but more as rivals. Falco frequently picks on Slippy for being a weak link that is always in danger, while Slippy thinks Falco is arrogant and a show-off. Slippy is arch enemies with Andrew Oikonny, with a similar dynamic to Fox and Wolf.

In Super Smash Bros.[edit]

Slippy was considered for inclusion as an alternate costume for Fox, alongside Falco and Peppy.[2]

In Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

As a background character[edit]

Slippy as he appears in the Corneria Smash Taunt.

Slippy made a brief cameo in Super Smash Bros. Melee, assisting Fox in an event match. He also created a Cloaking Device for Fox and Falco for a mission in the game (though the existence of the cloaking device in the game comes from Perfect Dark, listed as "TOP SECRET" in its trophy description). Slippy also appears in a secret taunt that only Fox and Falco can do on Star Fox stages features dialog between members of Star Fox, including Slippy, Peppy Hare, and Fox/Falco (depending on which fighter initiated the taunt). His appearance is taken directly from Star Fox 64.

Trophy[edit]

Slippy Toad's trophy in Melee
Slippy Toad
Slippy Toad is the mechanical genius behind most of the Star Fox team's new weapons and technology, and just lately he's been spending the bulk of his time in Research and Development. He's also a competent pilot, but his enthusiasm tends to outweigh his technical flight skills. He and Fox have been friends ever since their school days.
NTSC
Star Fox (3/93)
PAL
Starwing

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

As a background character[edit]

Snake contacting Slippy on his codec.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Slippy and the others can still be contacted via secret taunt on Corneria. However, when the Smash Taunt is performed by Fox, Falco, or Wolf on Lylat Cruise, both Star Fox and Star Wolf will answer the call, sometimes during the same taunt. In addition, when Snake uses his codec on Shadow Moses Island during a battle with Falco, he will unintentionally contact Slippy, who has hacked into Roy Campbell's codec frequency.

Slippy's design in Brawl for when he appears on Lylat Cruise was updated to match his appearance from Star Fox Assault, despite Fox and Falco using their respective designs from Star Fox Command.

Trophy[edit]

Slippy Toad's trophy in Brawl
Slippy Toad
A top-notch mechanic with less-than-stellar battle skills. Respected for his talent, he joins the Star Fox team and shows his mechanical genius in everything from vehicle maintenance to weapons development. Slippy often holds the team back with his clumsiness but makes up for it with his likeable personality and morale-boosting presence.
NTSC
SNES: Star Fox
GameCube: Star Fox: Assault
PAL
SNES: Starwing
GameCube: Star Fox: Assault

Stickers[edit]

Name Game Effect Fighter(s)
Slippy Star Fox 64 AttackWeapon+010TypeIcon(Weapon).png Attack +10 All charactersRandomHeadSSBB.png
Slippy Star Fox: Assault AttackSpecialsIndirect+006SpecialsIndirect.png Attack +6 All charactersRandomHeadSSBB.png
Brawl Sticker Slippy (Star Fox 64).png
Slippy
(Star Fox 64)
Brawl Sticker Slippy (Star Fox Assault).png
Slippy
(Star Fox: Assault)

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

As a background character[edit]

Slippy as he appears on the Orbital Gate Assault Smash Taunt.

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Slippy once again appears in the Star Fox Smash Taunt on Corneria. In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, he appears in the Star Fox Smash Taunt on Orbital Gate Assault, using his Assault appearance. Lyssa Browne, his Star Fox 64 and Star Fox 64 3D voice actress, voices Slippy.

Trophy[edit]

Slippy Toad's trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Slippy Toad's trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Slippy Toad
NTSC This mechanic is a valued team member, analyzing enemy shields and spotting mines. That might seem like a job for a calm, cool soldier, but Slippy's more of the frantic, panicky type. This behavior only annoys the Star Wolf team...right? He and Fox are old classmates and good friends.
SNES: Star Fox (03/1993)
N64: Star Fox 64 (07/1997)
PAL This mechanic is a valued team member, and has a knack for analysing shields and spotting mines. That might seem like a job for a calm, cool soldier, but Slippy's exactly the opposite. The Star Wolf team finds him a bit grating, but nobody else thinks that... Right? He graduated from the same school as Fox, and those two are close friends.
SNES: Starwing (06/1993)
N64: Lylat Wars (10/1997)

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

As a background character[edit]

Slippy reprises his role in the Star Fox Smash Taunts for Corneria, Venom, and Lylat Cruise. As Shadow Moses Island returns along with Snake's Codec Conversations, he reprises his role as a guest character for Falco's conversation. The Corneria and Venom conversations were updated to use Slippy's Star Fox 64 3D appearance.

Spirit[edit]

Slippy also appears as an Ace-class support spirit. He can be summoned using the cores of Lin, Winky, one Neutral type, and one support type.

In Adventure Mode: World of Light, Slippy is presumably one of the countless spirits captured by Galeem during his takeover of the universe. Slippy's spirit is located in the Power Plant sub-dungeon of The Light Realm. Slippy is also one of two spirits needed to repair the Great Fox in order to access the outer space area, the other being ROB 64.

Slippy's Spirit Battle uses a Greninja puppet fighter and is fought on the Frigate Orpheon stage. He is fought along with a Fox puppet fighter. During the battle, Greninja must be defeated in one-and-a-half minutes while he tends to avoid conflict, referencing how Slippy is often attacked by enemies and must rely on Fox to help him.

No. Image Name Type Class Cost Ability Series
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Slippy Toad
Support
★★★ 1 Made of Metal Star Fox Series

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese スリッピー, Slippy
UK English Slippy Toad
France French Slippy Toad
Germany German Slippy Toad
Spain Spanish Slippy Toad
Italy Italian Slippy Toad
China Chinese 史利比, Slippy
South Korea Korean 슬리피, Slippy
Netherlands Dutch Slippy Toad
Russia Russian Слиппи Тоад

Trivia[edit]

  • On the name entry screen's random option, one of the randomly generated names is Slippy.
  • In Smash 4 and Ultimate, one of Fox's alternate costumes is based on Slippy's outfit from Star Fox Assault.
  • Since the dialog for Snake's Codec Conversations is reused between Brawl and Ultimate, Slippy is the only guest character for another universe's Smash Taunt to reprise such role between two games as Palutena's Guidance featured different guest characters between games.

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