Star Fox 64 is a 3D scrolling shooter game in which the player controls one of the vehicles piloted by Fox McCloud, usually an Arwing. Most of the game takes place in 'Corridor Mode', which forces Fox's vehicle down a fixed path straight forward through the environment.
“ Don't hesitate. When the time comes. Just act!” —Wolf O'DonnellWolf O'Donnell is the leader of and rival of. In parallel to Fox and his team, Wolf is also known to go by the name of Star Wolf. He was initially hired by during the Lylat Wars to take down the, due to his dedication of proving he is as good a pilot as Fox (or even better), but ultimately failing. During the years between the end of the war and the beginning of the, they hid in an illegal hideout called the, recruiting various criminals from all corners of the who proudly named Wolf as Lord O'Donnell.
His motives changed when the invaded as he rescued Fox and aided in their retaliation. Not much is known about Wolf O'Donnell's early life other than he used to be the leader of a gang of space pirates, presumably the same pirates that duelled with the Cornerian army at in a battle that left much space wreckage.
It is also known that Wolf has been wanted by the Cornerian army for years, because of crimes such as larceny and treason. Before the Lylat Wars, team Star Fox and Star Wolf shared a long and bitter history with one another, despite mutual respect.
It was believed that Wolf had somehow been involved in the apparent death of, who was Fox's father. Following the ape's exile, when Andross offered Wolf money to lead a mercenary team against Fox McCloud and the Star Fox team, he jumped at the chance to see Fox fail. He teamed up with Pigma Dengar, Andross's nephew, Andrew Oikonny, and found the mysterious Leon Powalski in a rough bar on Venom. Wolf then sought to destroy Star Fox and protect Andross, so that he may be feared throughout the galaxy. When Wolf's team was hired by Andross to take down Star Fox, Wolf wanted nothing more than to fulfill these orders and prove himself to be as good, or better, than Fox McCloud. Wolf and his team played a major role in the Lylat Wars, when Andross hired the squadron to take down Star Fox, supplying them with his 'Wolfen' class star fighters.During the bomb incident on the planet, Wolf was ordered by Andross to take down any form of rebellion by any means necessary – including the presence of Star Fox. Fox McCloud and his team arrived not too long after receiving orders from to take care of the situation, disposing of Andross's forces without delay. Before being able to diffuse the bomb, Wolf and his team approached from the planet's skies to defend the base in which the bomb had been planted. Upon Star Wolf arriving, Wolf, in reference to the Star Fox team's discovery that the Fichina base was wired with a bomb, made clear he has no intention of letting the team diffuse the bomb.
A long dogfight ensued to create a diversion from Fox accomplishing his mission. Star Wolf failed at delaying Star Fox, leading Wolf to seek revenge against Fox for his own personal reasons.Star Wolf was then ordered to defend the satellite base and stop Fox from reaching his final destination. Upon arrival, Wolf told Fox that playtime was over. However, they failed again in another dogfight, this time suffering great injuries.With one last chance, Wolf was gifted with the along with his other teammates to defend from the Star Fox team's advancement into Andross's palace.
Star Wolf appeared to have severe injuries before the battle, or life-support systems needed to pilot the advanced Wolfen II, or even both. The injuries were relatively minor, with Wolf himself simply necessitating a few bandages. When the team arrived seconds after Star Fox's arrival, Wolf told Fox to not get too cocky (alluding to Fox's eagerness to fight Andross). Wolf's ship and the rest of his teammate's ships were destroyed in a final fight with Fox and his friends.
He had been defeated, thus failing Andross in his mission to destroy the Star Fox team. Years after the death of Andross, during the events of the Plight of Sauria, Wolf took control of the hideout close to Katina and Fichina, known as the, earning him the rank of lord. The hideout was inhabited mostly by, bounty hunters, and former members or traitors of. In addition, Wolf himself had earlier kicked Pigma out of his team for wearing out his welcome with his greedy and distrustful nature, as well as Andrew for constant boasting and poor pilotage and hired the ace pilot Panther to take both their places. In addition he ordered his soldiers to shoot Pigma on sight should he dare come close to his hideout.Wolf and his team were out while the hideout was infiltrated by the Star Fox team in their search for Pigma, but quickly returned after Fox destroyed the transfer gateways and gained control. Furious at their intrusion, Wolf and his team challenged the Star Fox team to a dogfight but he eventually decided to withdraw after losing, citing that Pigma was no longer on his team and departed from the hideout after vowing that he will defeat Fox one day.The invasion of the ruined Wolf's plans in taking down Fox by forcing him to put his personal vendetta aside and teaming with his nemesis in order to survive. Swing soccer game play.
When the Aparoids ambushed Fox on top of the Persimmon's Building in, Wolf rescued him, but denied doing so by claiming Fox jumped onto his ship's wing at the right time. Fox did jump, but to escape danger. Admitting later that he did save Fox, he proclaimed that the real reason he did so was so that he could finish him off himself later.
Wolf also advised Fox after a battle against an infected General Pepper that, should the time come where he has to come to a tough decision, quote, 'Fox let me give you one piece of advice. Don't hesitate, when the time comes, just act.' Wolf and the other members of Star Wolf later arrived to aid the Star Fox team in eliminating the missile threat poised against the Beltino Orbital Gate, thus ensuring that Beltino bought enough time to create the Aparoid vaccine. They later followed Star Fox to the Aparoid Homeworld secretly, only making their presence known as the surviving members of Star Fox travelled down the planetary tunnels.In the final battle against the, Wolf and his team sacrificed themselves as a distraction towards several Aparoids for a long enough time for Fox to stop the invasion for good. His earlier advice also proved to be a great turning point for Fox, as he acted upon that advice to succeed in the mission when they were plagued with telepathic thoughts of the Aparoid Queen composing of Pigma, Pepper, Peppy, ROB 64 and even James McCloud. After the Aparoid Queen and her brethren's defeat, Fox tells his team that he thinks Star Wolf probably survived as well.
Much of Leon's past is unknown, but he was known to be motivated by pain and suffering, as well as money, and most likely had some past rivalry with, whom he mainly concentrates on during dogfights. When Star Wolf was initially formed as a group of elite evil pilots to defend the key routes to Venom after being funded and equipped by Andross, Wolf teamed up with Pigma Dengar, Andross's nephew, Andrew Oikonny, and found the mysterious Leon Powalski in a rough bar on Venom, where Leon was hired because of his delight in torturing opponents before destroying them. FichinaLeon, upon Star Wolf's arrival shortly after Fox discovered that a fleet of set up a bomb inside the Fichina Outpost, revealed that Andross sent them to kill the Star Fox team. Leon focused on fighting Falco, and expresses irritation toward the bird, declaring that he is the 'Great Leon'.
When he was shot down, he was in disbelief that such a thing could happen to him.BolseStar Wolf was ordered to stop Star Fox from destroying Bolse. Leon, upon arrival, reveals his love of torture, as he deeply considers torturing the Star Fox team for a while. He continued to focus on Falco until he was shot down.VenomIn the Cornerian invasion of Venom, Star Wolf was ordered to protect Andross's palace. Leon suffered damage to his right eye, and has to wear a bionic eye until it heals. Upon arrival, he wonders whether the Star Fox team will be able to handle their new Wolfen IIs. He expressed shock at Fox's skill when he was shot down.Like the others, Leon survived, and apparently recovered from all his injuries. Leon reappeared during the Aparoid Invasion, serving the same role he had in the Lylat Wars and likewise was the only original Star Wolf member on Star Wolf besides Wolf himself.
His rivalry with Falco seems to have grown more tense, as the two make snide remarks about each other (even while Star Wolf is helping Star Fox defeat the ). It is revealed that Leon specializes in killing, as he is called an 'assassin' in the instruction booklet and a 'killer' in official artwork. Leon also appears to show sympathy for other reptilian or amphibious creatures (like Slippy).Panther first met the Star Fox team in battle, following the conclusion of their mission to take control of the hideout.