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"I am the one and only true heir to the great emperor Andross! The new emperor, Andrew Oikonny!"
—Andrew Oikonny in Star Fox Assault

Andrew Oikonny, usually called only by his surname, is the nephew of Andross and his successor. He was originally part of the first incarnation of the Star Wolf team (which also consisted of Wolf O'Donnell, Leon Powalski, and Pigma Dengar) before he was kicked out of the team for unknown reasons. He later started a rebellion on Fortuna consisting of Venomian soldiers that survived the Lylat Wars during the beginning of the Aparoid Invasion, and also supported the Anglar Empire during the Anglar Blitz. He formed a rivalry with Slippy Toad during the Lylat Wars. His dream is to finish the work of his late uncle, Andross.

Biography

Early Life

Andrew's history before the Lylat Wars is unknown other than his relationship to Andross. Allegedly, his favorite book was the Apes of Wrath. Andrew was an inexperienced pilot who only flew to try to follow in Andross' footsteps. It is shown that he and Slippy had a minor rivalry with each other, as other members had rivalries with other Star Fox members. Unlike the others', Andrew's conflict with Slippy had a foggy background. Andrew was similar to Slippy in that they are both below-average pilots. However, Andross made Andrew a Star Wolf pilot to keep him out of his own business, and because he wanted nothing to do with him, presumably because Andrew wasn't much of anything, evident by the fact his piloting skills are on par with or worse than Slippy's, and he wasn't very good at fighting, either. While inexperienced, he was still regarded to as a fearsome pilot because of the Wolfen he was given by his Uncle.

Lylat Wars

Stick to the pond, froggie!
—Oikonny to Slippy Toad

Andrew appeared with the rest of Star Wolf at the Cornerian base on Fichina, declaring that Andross's enemy was his enemy as well. They attempted to keep Star Fox from defusing the bomb that had been planted at the base. However, the formidable team was no match for Star Fox and Andrew, along with his teammates, were shot down. He whined for his Uncle Andross as he plummeted.

Star Wolf, Andrew included, reappeared at the Bolse Defensive Satellite, where the agitated monkey vowed to them that they would be sorry for crossing their paths. Despite their best efforts, however, they were once again defeated and were horribly injured and disfigured.

He was also seen in the "back entrance" to Venom when Star Wolf were given new ships. When they encountered each other at Andross's Palace, he had to wear a specialized visor to help him fly the Wolfen II because of injuries to his eyes. Upon encountering Star Fox, he boasted that he and the rest of the Star Wolf Team would make sure Star Fox won't reach Andross. But surprisingly, Fox and company defeated the entirety of the team. After being shot down, Andrew ended up screaming in anguish.

Sometime after Andross was destroyed, Oikonny was kicked out of Star Wolf's band of thugs for unknown reasons, but was implied to have been caused by his constant bragging and poor piloting. As a result, his focus immediately shifted to avenging his uncle as emperor of Venom's remaining fleet.

Oikonny rebellion conflict

Andrew, now referred only by his last name, Oikonny (except when he calls himself Andross's successor for one brief moment before his swift defeat), gathers Andross' remaining troops and forms a rebellion against the Cornerian Army. Although dedicated to Andrew's cause, the simian soldiers were all common space pirates, bounty hunters and thugs, in it for their fortunes.

During the battle, he refused to surrender to the Cornerian Army and ordered his army to show them that they "meant business." After the Cornerian Army managed to briefly overpower their defenses via Battle Formation V, Oikonny exposed his secret weapon: the Stealth Squadron, which forced the Army back just as the Star Fox team arrived to aid the Cornerians.

After Star Fox managed to breach through most of the defenses, Andrew ordered for them to use everything they've got against the team. After they managed to defeat even the Stealth Squadron, Andrew then fled to Fortuna (although his words as he was doing so implied that he was trying to lure the Star Fox team to the planet so he'd deal with them personally).

Aparoid Invasion

After plowing through his fleet and chasing all across Fortuna, Andrew transformed his ship into a large likeness of himself, (and resembling Andross, with hands that included weak spots located on the palms) what Falco calls an "Andross Wannabe". During this battle, Andrew was unexpectedly shot down by a mysterious creature: an Aparoid Moth. He made a whining lament to his uncle while his ship fell to the ground like he did during his previous defeats.

Andrew Oikonny isn't heard from again for the rest of the game except that Peppy Hare compares the Ruffians lead by Star Wolf as being "Nothing but thugs, but well trained and maybe more dangerous than Oikonny's army".

Anglar Blitz

Oikonny survived his encounter with the Aparoid and became active again during the Anglar uprising. Instead of fighting the Anglar army alongside Dash Bowman, Andross's grandson (likely his second cousin), he joins the Anglars and pilots the Death Crab, confronting Star Fox in Fichina City (the reasons are never explained, but it may have something to do with the fact that his uncle was the one who gave them life in the first place, if the Goodbye Fox scenario is considered canon). Oikonny again survives this defeat, it is unknown if Oikonny will go back to flying with Star Wolf, since he hasn't expressed any interest in going back to his old wing-mates. It's also interesting to note that Andrew and Dash never meet face-to-face in this game. In one ending for Command, Dash begins resurrecting the remnants of Andross's army, just as Andrew had tried to do in Assault. It is very likely that Oikonny will join Bowman in his war declaration on Corneria, if this alternate ending is made canon. If so, together they may be Andross' successors over his empire.

In the Comic

Andrew appears in the Lylat Wars Comic, where he is the first of the Star Wolf Team to make the ambush attack on Fox at the Asteroid Belt, using a disrupter torpedo. He is beaten back by the Star Fox team, forcing him to retreat back to Venom and crash landing. At Andross's Palace, Andrew and Pigma shiver in fear of the Emperor's fury and blame each other mockingly for their failure at stopping Star Fox. Andrew and Pigma then swear to take revenge for their humiliation or else Andross will have them vaporized. They later attack the Star Fox team again and manage to cripple their Arwings as they drop towards the surface of Solar. Their success is short lived when Katt Monroe appears and takes the Arwings up in her tractor beam, to which Pigma and Andrew angrily attack the Catspaw. However, Wolf appears on the scene and open fires on Pigma and Andrew. When Andrew questions why Wolf is turning on his own team mates, he reasons that they acted without his approval and they don't deserve to be on his team anymore. Wolf also reasons that Fox is his rival and their grudge has not yet been settled.

Trivia

  • The Lylat Wars Comic depicted both Oikonny and Pigma being booted off from Star Wolf  because they disobeyed orders by Wolf O'Donnell via attempting to kill Fox McCloud and the other Star Fox members behind Wolf's back. The Assault instruction manual also supported the story of Oikonny being kicked out of Star Wolf, yet it is not directly stated in the game why he left Wolf's team or if it involved a similar incident with Pigma. According to his trophy Smash Bros. for Wii U, the reason given is that his boastful and arrogant attitude despite being an unskilled pilot is what made Wolf kick him out of Star Wolf.
  • When shot down by the Aparoid, Andrew Oikonny says "Uncle Andross!" He said the same thing when defeated at Fichina and Bolse on Star Fox 64.
  • The relationship between Andrew and Andross is similar to the relationship between Dr. Ivo Robotnik and Snively in the Sonic the Hedgehog Archie comic and SatAM cartoon. Both Andrew and Snively are nephews of their series' respective villains, both are inexperienced when it comes to combat, and both try to usurp their uncles as the ruler when their uncles are out of the picture. Unlike Snively, however, Andrew is genuinely loyal to Andross, whereas Snively hates his uncle Robotnik and secretly wants him dead.
  • Going by Andrew being Andross's nephew, and Dash being Andross' Grandson, this would make Dash the First Cousin Once-Removed of Andrew.

Names in Other Languages

Language Name
Japanese アンドリュー・オイッコニー (Andoryū Oikkonī)

References



Oikonny's army
Leaders
Andrew Oikonny
Soldiers
Venomian | Ruffian
Starfighter Units
Venomian Fighter | Venomian Heavy Fighter | Venomian Interceptor | Venomian Stealth Bomber
Ground Units
Venomian Assault Mech | Venomian Heavy Assault Mech | Venomian Light Tank | Venomian Heavy Tank
Tech
Transfer gateway
Battleships
Oikonny's flagship | Venomian Battlecruiser | Venomian Carrier | Sargasso Battleship
Associates
Andross's army | Star Wolf
Established Bases
Fortuna | Sargasso Hideout
Anglar Society
Leaders
Anglar Emperor | Zako | Zazan | Zoldge | Octoman | Andrew Oikonny
Spacecraft
Arrow Head | Anglar Commander fighter | Anglar Starfish | Death Crab | Devil Shark | Devil Shark II | Elite Fighter | Flash Bomber | Saucerer (Star Fox Command) | Great Saucerer | Splitter | Solar Fighter | Swarm Fighter | Todora (Star Fox Command) | ZaZanga 9 | Octopod | Octoman's Fighter
Weapons and Bioweapons
Atomic Ray | Atomic Ray-G | Solar Satellite | Biobrain | Dune Worm | Killer Bee (Star Fox Command) | Grunner | Monarch Dodora | Bee Fighter | Bee Fighter II | Puffer | Anglar Missile | Anglar Mothership

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