The Wolfen is a class of spacefighter used by the Star Wolf Team. It was first used during the air battle with the Star Fox Team over Fichina (misidentified Fortuna at the time). The Wolfen was fast and maneuverable, armed with dual laser cannons for an impressive punch. However, the shield system was weaker than the one found on Arwing starfighters. The two were a close match in capabilities, so in the end the pilot's skill would more often than not determine who won a battle. Although it takes little damage from Charged Lasers and Smart Bombs, by performing a barrel roll the Wolfen could somehow cause an Arwing's locked-on Charged Laser or Bomb to stop following it.
The original Wolfens were called into action by Andross, during the Lylat Wars, for the purpose of preventing the Star Fox team from reaching Venom. Depending on the choice of flight path, the player will meet Star Wolf at Fichina and or Bolse. The Star Wolf team used the new improved Wolfen II in the defence of Andross' palace. After the Lylat Wars, these ships were dropped in favour of the orignal models.
By the time of the Aparoid uprising, the Wolfen starfighters were upgraded to a new level of superiority and once again faced the restored Arwings in defence of the Sargasso Hideout. The Star Wolf team disappeared after the events of the Sargasso Region conflict, but emerged surprisingly to temporarily join the Cornerians in their cause against the Aparoid attacks. The Wolfens were put to their full potential when assisting Star Fox in the breach of the Aparoid Homeworld, drawing enemy firepower away from the Arwing's to allow them to reach the Aparoid Queen. Star Wolf vanished after these events, yet Fox was positive of their survival.
Sometime following the Aparoid Invasion, each member of Star Wolf Team upgraded their Wolfen to suit their own preferences. All the members of the Star Wolf had their own ships as did the Star Fox Team.
Wolf kept the traditional Wolfen (Except in Japan, Wolf's Wolfen was called the Red Fang). Leon converted his into the Rainbow Delta, which gained a wave-beam function enabling continuous charged shots to be fired. Panther converted his into the Black Rose, which could fire a slow but powerful and long-range beam known as a Zapper.
The Wolfen appears in the Corneria stage in Super Smash Bros. Melee. It occasionally fires Lasers at the characters on screen, the Wolfen doesn't target any character in particular. Once it has stopped firing, the Wolfen will then fly off the screen after a few seconds. If a character remains on it when it flies off the screen, that character will receive a Star KO. The Wolfen appears as a Trophy in the game. The Wolfen also appears in the opening movie along with the Arwing.
|Wolfen (Star Fox 64)||The beloved ship of the mercenary team Star Wolf, which was hired to destroy Fox and his team. The ship's abilities rival an Arwing.: As a matter of fact, the Wolfen II was an improvement over its predecessor and could nearly outperform team Star Fox's ships. Star Wolf's leader, Wolf O'Donnell is Fox's most persistent rival.|
The Wolfen reappears in the Corneria stage as it did before. It also makes an appearance in the Lylat Cruise stage. The Wolfen also appears briefly in both Wolf's On-Screen Appearance in which he ejects from it to enter on the battlefield, as well as a bonus scene of the Subspace Emissary, in which Wolf ejects from the Wolfen and lands on the Lylat Cruise to face off the player. Its also notable that the Wolfen appears slightly different than the Star Fox: Assault version, where its wings are spread farther apart.
|Wolfen (Star Fox 64,|
Star Fox: Assault)
|A class of star fighter piloted by Team Star Fox's rivals, Team Star Wolf. Wolfens boast more gravity- suppressing plates than Arwings, making their performance equal or perhaps even superior. When Team Star Wolf reappeared, they were piloting Wolfen II ships--improved versions with two laser cannons rather than one and the capability to reflect attacks by rolling.|
NINTENDO POWER Star Fox 64: Official Nintendo Player's Guide. Redmond, WA, Nintendo of America. 1997.
|Wolf O'Donnell | Leon Powalski | Panther Caroso|
|Andrew Oikonny | Pigma Dengar | Krystal|
|Wolfen | Wolfen II | Wolfen Landmaster (non-canon)|