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Slippy Toad
Slippy Toad
First appearance Star Fox
Series of origin Star Fox (series)
Gender Male
Created by Shigeru Miyamoto
  
Slippy Toad (Japanese: スリッピー・トード Hepburn: Surippī Tōdo?) is a player character in the Star Fox series of video games published by Nintendo. He was created by Shigeru Miyamoto along with Takaya Imamura, who also designed the character, and was based on the assistant director of the original Star Fox game. Slippy acts as the inventor and mechanic of Star Fox Team as well as the sidekick to Fox McCloud and Falco Lombardi. Slippy first appeared in the 1993 game Star Fox. Since then, he has appeared in multiple Star Fox games. Reception to the character has been generally negative, with video game reviewers criticizing mainly his voice and appearance, which led Slippy to be included in several lists of the most annoying video game characters. On other hand, he was praised for being a "cute character".

CreationEdit

The name "Slippy" in his name is a colloquial name to "Slippery" that was chose by Dylan Cuthbert in order to represente his "clumsy nature". The original four members of the Star Fox Team are based on the staff for the first game. Slippy in particular is based on the assistant director, Yamada.

Appearences in the Star Fox seriesEdit

Slippy's debut was in the 1993 Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) action game Star Fox. After antagonist Andross launches an attack against the planet Corneria, the Star Fox team resolves to stop him. Slippy's design is that of an anthropomorphic green frog (despite his name). He is a member of the Star Fox team of mercenaries. However, as Slippy is relatively unskilled at flying, he is instead serving as the "brains" of the team, developing weapons, and performing mechanic work. Slippy serves as a sidekick to skilled teammates Fox McCloud and Falco Lombardi. He designed the "blaster" and "reflector" weapons that they use.

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