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|General Pepper in Star Fox Assault.|
General Pepper was a hound dog who served as the commander-in-chief of the Cornerian Defense Force for many years.
It was Pepper who exiled the mad Dr. Andross to Planet Venom. Five years later he commanded the original Team Star Fox, a team of mercenaries-for-hire and ace pilots. Star Fox was usually called in when missions were too difficult for Pepper's men, or in times of his trouble when his forces were stretched and scattered or losing. But after one ill-fated mission, the original Team Star Fox was disbanded with the leader MIA and one member turned traitor. The only remaining pilot, Peppy Hare, became a close friend of General Pepper for years.
Several years later, General Pepper commanded the new Star Fox team, commanded by James's son Fox. In Star Fox 64 Andross attempted an invasion of the Lylat system. Pepper called for Star Fox to go to Venom and defeat Andross. At the beginning of each mission Pepper would contact the crew either to tell them their objective or just make a general comment on their actions ("You've decided to attack the enemy base? Great idea, Fox!"). After Andross's downfall, things were quiet for the next six years until Pepper called Star Fox back into action again to solve some problems on the planet Sauria in Star Fox Adventures.
A year later, General Pepper continued his job in Star Fox Assault, this time against the grave threat of the Aparoid invasion. However, Pepper now looked more frail and deteriorated than in previous games, seemingly a sign of his old age. Things only got worse for Pepper when later in the game. During the Aparoid invasion of Corneria, Pepper and his ship were infected and possessed by the Aparoids, although apparently he was still able to speak like his normal self. Generel Pepper piloted his Aparoid-modified personal ship to gun down Fox. All the while he pleaded with Fox to kill him before the Aparoids took full control and turned him into a monster, preferring to go down in battle. Fox had no choice but to obey Pepper and attacked his ship until it was defeated, and Pepper's ship started to fall to its down with Pepper aboard. However, Peppy Hare, who had retired from flying, quickly piloted an Arwing for Pepper's ship to fall on, cushioning the ship's fall and saving General Pepper's life. But it was clear that Pepper would never be the same again.
Afterwards, perhaps as an effect of the Aparoid infection, Pepper became gravely ill and, confined to his sickbed, was unable to continue his duties as general. Thus Pepper resigned from his post and hand-picked his old friend, Peppy Hare, as his successor. As of Star Fox Command his current status has not been specified.
- His name is believed to have been inspired by "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band", a classic song by The Beatles. There were various references to the song in the Star Fox comics of both 1992 and 2002 (in the latter, there was a villain resembling Peppers who was named Captain Shears; named after Billy Shears, a character in the song).
- At one point during the final battle with the Aparoid Queen in Star Fox Assault, she speaks with Pepper's voice to give the impression that he had been assimilated, but the whole thing was actually a ruse to trick Fox.
- In the original SNES Star Fox Pepper was always seen wearing sunglasses. Though Pepper no longer wore them in Star Fox 64, it seems James McCloud took his place as the one with the sunglasses.
- General Pepper appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, although the trophy only mentions information up to Assault.
|Characters in Star Fox series|
|Falco Lombardi · Fox McCloud · General Pepper · Krystal · Peppy Hare · ROB64 · Slippy Toad|
Andrew Oikonny · Andross · Leon Powalski · General Scales · Panther Caruso · Pigma Dengar · Wolf O'Donnell
Amanda Toad · Beltino Toad · Bill Grey · Dash Bowman · James McCloud · Katt Monroe · Lucy Hare · Tricky