|Nickname||Proud Space Ace|
|Special Moves||Blaster (Neutral), Falco Phantasm (Side), Fire Bird (Up), Reflector (Down)|
|First appearance||Star Fox (1993)|
|Voice actor(s)||Hisao Egawa (Japanese), Mark Lund (English)|
Falco (ファルコ, Falco) returns as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Switch. In Super Smash Bros. 4, Falco was officially confirmed on October 3rd, 2014, alongside Ness and Wario, coinciding with the North American and European release of Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. In Japanese, he is once again voiced by Hisao Egawa via re-recorded voice clips. In English, Mark Lund, Falco's voice actor from Star Fox 64 3D and Star Fox Zero, now voices him, replacing Dex Manley from Brawl.
A talented pilot and part of the Star Fox team, Falco can be a bit rough around the edges. He once led his own galactic gang before joining up with Fox. In Smash Bros. his ability to jump high and deal damage in the air makes him a powerful threat and his thrown Reflector can catch foes by surprise.
- Falco has three English voice actors between both versions of Super Smash Bros. 4. He has Marc Lund for his battle voice and the Orbital Gate Assault Smash taunts, Dex Manley for the Lylat Cruise Smash taunts, and Ben Cullum for the Corneria Smash taunts. He shares this with Fox.
- Regardless of the release dates of both Star Fox 64 3D and Super Smash Bros. 4, Falco is still reprised by Hisao Egawa in Japanese as opposed to being voiced by his new Japanese voice actor, Kōsuke Takaguchi (this also occurs with Fox).
- Interestingly, the custom move set for his neutral special, Blaster, will actually influence the throws in which Falco uses it.
- This is Falco's first appearance where he is not unlocked by completing 100-Man Smash. This unlock criteria goes to Wario instead.
- Falco is the last non-DLC character amiibo to be released in the Super Smash Bros. amiibo lineup.
- Ironically, Falco was released after Mewtwo.
- Falco's sidestep animation has been the center of memes as of recent in the Smash community, as it looks identical to the well-known dance move, the dab (it should be noted, though, that Falco's spot-dodge dab dates all the way back to Melee contrary to popular belief). This in turn has, humorously enough, given him a considerably larger playerbase among the casual side of the community.
- This pose is also seen in Falco's artwork.
- Due to being placed 47th on the tier list, Falco's tier placement marks the first time a Star Fox character is in the low tiers.
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