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All Ships! Avoid the armada's fire! Aim for Oikonny's flagship!
Fox McCloud

Oikonny's flagship is the starship used by Andrew Oikonny during the Oikonny Rebellion.

History

Oikonny led the massive Battle of Fortuna in this ship. After Star Fox managed to destroy the Stealth Bomber Squadrons that acted as their last line of defense, Oikonny ordered the ship to turn around and go to the surface of Fortuna (presumably to lure the Star Fox team into a trap, based on his final words before fleeing). The Star Fox team pursued him to the Fortuna base. Backed into a corner, Oikonny decided to unveil his ship's true power by transforming it into a combat-ready mecha (dubbed the "Andross wanna-be" by Falco Lombardi). Fox McCloud and the rest of Star Fox do not take this surprising retalliation as a serious threat and proceed to attack normally. The flagship was caught by surprise by an ambush attack from a moth-like aparoid and fell. Oikonny's fate is not revealed until the uprising of the Anglar Empire.

Characteristics

Except for the reddish paint, the flagship shared common characteristics with Venomian Battlecruisers. One of these is the similarly shaped front. However, it apparently lacks weapons and it can easily outrun the Arwing. It posesses the capability to transform itself to a mecha resembling Oikonny himself, with yellow eyes and metallic gray hands. The weak spots are on the palms of the hands. Attacks include: a swiping move, a crushing move, a punch, or a lunge attack. If one of the hands is damaged, it will use either a haymaker punch or a clawing attack with the remaining hand. However, it is unable to replicate Andross's signiture telekinetic inhale/exhale attacks. Although its weak points were his palms, the immediate cutscene implied that it only did cosmetic damage to the hands, as he was seen using them as if they weren't damaged.

Transformation method

Its alternate form is activated as a last resort. The transformation process has the flagship's engines moving back, transforming its hands, and then the back of the vessel moves upward to construct a face in Oikonny's likeness. Finally, what remains of the vessel's original form breaks off and plummets to the ground.

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Trivia

  • When its pilot (Oikonny) speaks in cutscenes, the flagship's mouth moves. This may suggest that he uses brainwaves to control his weapon.
  • A possible reason the aparoid boss destroyed Oikonny's flagship was that another aparoid (or however unlikely, the same one) had encountered a high-ranking Venomian official who knew Andross and how powerful he was. So it mistook Oikonny's ship for Andross's and a threat, which he was neither.
  • Depending on how much damage the player takes (or doesn't take), the team's response to Fox taking out one of the hands (as well as which team member responds) will be different. If the player doesn't take damage, Krystal will say "Fantastic!" to Fox. If the player does take damage, Slippy will shout "Take that!" to Oikonny.
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

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