"Let's play!" --Prince Tricky
Tricky (トリッキー, Torikkī) is an EarthWalker and heir to the throne of The EarthWalker Tribe, the son of the King and Queen EarthWalker. When Fox came to the planet to stop it from breaking apart and exploding, Tricky was saved from the SharpClaw tribe, loyal to General Scales, and remained with Fox throughout his journey, serving as his constant companion and the two eventually became good friends. Tricky did his duties well (in exchange for a fair amount of Grub Tubs), and used his abilities to ensure Fox could complete his mission. His every Sidekick Command proved useful for every situation. From staying on switches, lighting fires and burning ice and enemies, to digging up items and tunnels. Tricky almost always stayed faithful to being called back and even asked to play sometimes.
The Saurian Crisis
Tricky and Fox first met on Ice Mountain, where Tricky was being held captive by the SharpClaw. There Fox rescued Tricky by winning a race against the SharpClaw, although Fox nearly got cross with Tricky upon their first meeting when the latter made a sarcastic remark about Fox landing in a hot spring.
When they went to the broken-off section of Sauria, the snowland of DarkIce Mines, Fox and Tricky were split up when Tricky was kidnapped during a snowstorm. But, later Fox was able of rescuing him again in the prison, where the daughter of the king of the SnowHorn Tribe was also being held captive.Tricky and Fox parted ways again when, journeying to the broken-off section of Sauria that held the Walled City, where the King was imprisoned, Tricky remained behind when Fox journeyed back to Sauria to finish saving the planet. Tricky was saddened by his departure, though Fox cheered him up by giving him an official place on the Star Fox Team. Tricky later sent a message with his parents, via General Pepper, that expressed his thanks to Fox and his team for saving their world.
The Aparoid invasion
With the crisis over and Sauria saved, Tricky went on with his life and physically matured (though was still somewhat childish), and eventually became King of the EarthWalker tribe in his father's place. When his kingdom came under assault from the Aparoids, he was able to get most of his people to safety, while the Star Fox Team arrived and defeated the invaders.
Once the dust had cleared, Tricky was ecstatic to greet his friend Fox again (although his greeting of Fox, by pouncing on him, also crushed Fox in the process), along with seeing Krystal for the first time, who had also helped in saving Sauria when Fox first arrived on the planet. Fox motivates Tricky to repair Sauria, and Tricky resolved to do so, so Fox and Krystal could come back on their honeymoon. This embarrassed Fox, who while having feelings for Krystal (which she returned and found the idea of a honeymoon enticing), and he and Tricky had a semi-playful argument as they departed back towards the city.
The Anglar Invasion
9 years later, in one scenario Fox accepted Tricky's offer to have his honeymoon on Sauria when, following the end of the Anglar Blitz and the disbanding of Star Fox, Fox came to Sauria, acting on information from ROB 64, and reunited with Krystal, who he had broke up with. Fox made amends with Krystal by forsaking the ways of the warrior, and the two married and settled down, later having a son named Marcus McCloud. As this is one scenario for the aftermath of the Anglar wars out of 9, it's unknown whether this actually happened or not.
Trophy Description in Super Smash Bros. BrawlEdit
The prince of the EarthWalkers, the ruling tribe on the dinosaur planet Sauria. He helps the Star Fox team take on the tyrannical General Scales in a battle for control over Sauria. In Star Fox: Assault, Krystal catches a distress signal from Sauria after coming under attack from the Aparoids, and the Star Fox team ventures out to help Tricky and his planet.
"Food!" --Tricky exclaims this when spotting Grub Tubs whilst following Fox throughout Dinosaur Planet.
"Bad guy!" --Tricky says whenever Fox faces SharpClaw foot soldiers.
"Where are we going?" -- Tricky sometimes says this when Fox starts running to a certain location.
"I'm not doing it!" --Tricky will stubbornly say whenever Fox whistles for him in places he cannot reach.
"I'm hungry..." --Tricky grumbles this when Fox tries to use his sidekick commands on an empty stomach.
"Dum di dum..." --Tricky sings a tune likewise of this when he 'Stays' for some time.
"I wouldn't if I were you. My Dad's a King EarthWalker, and he'll bash you up!" --Tricky threatens Fox with this upon their first encounter in Ice Mountain.
"There's no WAY I'm going up to her Fortress!" --Tricky says when Fox and he encounter the Queen CloudRunner in Cape Claw, after she pleads Fox to help her.
"Dad, did you hear that? Me, a member of Star Fox! Do I get my own spaceship!?" --Tricky happily hollers this after Fox bestows an honorary Star Fox badge onto him in the Walled City, when Fox receives the fifth Krazoa Spirit and bids the prince goodbye.
PRINCE TRICKY - Use his Sidekick Commands to help you
- According to the Rareware scribes, Tricky was originally intended to be the same character as Tricky the Triceratops, a boss from Diddy Kong Racing. However, since Star Fox Adventures was the only Star Fox game developed by Rare, the two characters are generally considered to be separate. Besides that, Tricky from Diddy Kong Racing was, of course, a triceratops, whereas Tricky from Adventures lacks the trio of facial horns to categorize him as such (because his father and mother both seem to be based off of either Monoclonius or Protoceratops [Both of which are from the ceratopsian family, with each of the two having one "nose" horn rather than the trio of facial horns] thus Tricky is also probably more a Protoceratops or Monoclonius than Triceratops).
- Playing a lot with Tricky's Ball in Star Fox Adventures, would cause him to change color in a cycle, from purple and yellow to pink and purple, and then to aqua-blue and lemon-green, and finally purple and blue.
- Though Tricky will refuse to go to CloudRunner Fortress with Fox (as EarthWalkers and CloudRunners dislike each other) he will still climb into the Arwing's cargo hold and remain inside until they return to Thorntail Hollow.
- If the player examines Tricky after he is made a member of Star Fox, he will still be wearing his honorary members badge.
- In Star Fox Adventures, If the player attempt to hurt Tricky hitting with the staff several times, he will unleash flame against Fox (after learning flame). Also, he'll spurt blood if whacked a few times, giving the reason for the animated blood listing for the T ESRB rating.
- in star fox assault you can still see the rope around his neck which seems odd as he should have out grown it and it seems unlikely that they would have left a rope around his neck for so long making this likely a design error or a use of reusing and modifying his adventure model.
|Fox McCloud | Falco Lombardi | Slippy Toad | Krystal | ROB 64|
|James McCloud | Pigma Dengar | Peppy Hare|
|Lucy Hare | Amanda | Tricky|
|Marcus McCloud | Slippy's son | Lucy's daughter | Miyu | Fay | Fara Phoenix | Saru|
|Arwing | Landmaster | Blue Marine | Great Fox|