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Characteristics

The characteristics of Leon, including physical appearances and relations with other characters, as seen in the games.

Physical Appearance

Leon Assault Ending

Leon appears on the ending character roll call.

Leon resembles a Veiled or Yemen chameleon. Seeing as Leon is a chameleon his name could also come from the end of chame"leon".

His customized ship is called the Rainbow Delta, which may allude to his supposed soft spot or reference the fact that chameleons can change the hue of their scales into a rainbow of colors.

Personality

No one knows who Leon is or where he came from, but he seems to be motivated by pain and suffering, as well as money. He delights in torturing his victims before destroying them. His skills are second only to Wolf, and is the rough equivalent of Falco in skill, whom he appeared to have some kind of rivalry with at some point. He is known to pull some cunning tricks, and his arrogance makes him feel superior to everything.

Leon's personality has changed noticeably since Star Fox 64, which was presumably given over to Panther. He has gone from a classy, competent pilot to a crazed, ruthless assassin who usually gives a deranged laugh after defeating a foe. His voice has also changed dramatically to suit this. Originally, his tone was calm and sinister, but it has recently become high-pitched and maniacal. In the Japanese versions, Leon spoke in a somewhat sophisticated manner.

Despite his ruthless swagger and love of the hunt, Leon loves to adorn his maniacal disposition to maintain his spot as the assassin on Star Wolf. This shows that he is somewhat of a narcissist, and enjoys his feared reputation as the killer, as indicated from quotes: "Annoying bird! I am the great Leon!" (Star Fox 64) when he is chasing Falco, and "Who do you think I am?!?" (Assault) when you shoot at him.

Oddly, his personality in Star Fox Command seems to contradict his cold-blooded image. It is implied that beneath his facade, he has a soft spot for peace. This is hinted at in his profile in the Pilot Gallery and his rejoicing after defeating the Anglar Emperor because he claims that he will look forward to parades with flowers and other such niceties. This may imply that he may be a different person under the cold-blooded reputation he had earned throughout the series.

In Star Fox Zero, Leon regained his characteristics from Star Fox 64, with Panther out of the equation. He continue to recite his rivalry with Falco by remarks about him being a superior being to the avian ace pilot.

Portrayals

Language Game Voice actor
Japanese 2007-Present Shinobu Satouchi
English Star Fox 64/3D / Star Fox Zero Jay Green
English Star Fox: Assault David Scully
English Super Smash Bros. Brawl, 3DS & Wii U (archive) Jim Walker

Trivia

  • In Star Fox Assault, he is shown to have 3 fingers. While in Star Fox Command, he has 5 fingers.

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