Fox McCloud is the leader of the Star Fox team. Prior to the Star Fox series, his father, James McCloud who was the previous leader of Star Fox was shot down by Pigma in Venom and turned over to Andross where he was never seen again. Years later, after being trained by Peppy Hare, Fox became the new leader of Star Fox and fought Andross's army across the Lylat System from Corneria to Venom where he destroyed Andross.
Fox returns in SSF2 and is once again a starter character. His sprite design, moveset and voice clips are from his appearance in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. He is ranked 7th of A tier on the current tier list.