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Andross is a fictional character from the Star Fox universe, or Lylat System. He is an orangutan-like creature, albeit one that is only a floating head and disembodied hands. The Star Fox games generally set him as the main villain, trying to take over the Lylat System, especially his native planet Corneria. He is Fox McCloud's (the protagonist) archnemesis. His Japanese name is Andorf.
He was a brilliant scientist, but he used his intelligence for evil. He was exiled by General Pepper to the barren, deserted planet Venom, because of his dangerous experiments being performed on Corneria. Five years later, General Pepper noticed that Andross and his associates were performing strange activity on the planet Venom. A mercenary unit called Star Fox was formed, initially consisting of James McCloud, Peppy Hare, and Pigma Dengar. When the original Star Fox team arrived at Venom, Pigma Dengar traitoriously defected to Andross's side, and Andross captured James McCloud, father of Fox McCloud. (James did not survive the encounter, but he returned in Star Fox 64 as a ghost to help Fox escape from Venom.) Peppy Hare narrowly escaped from Venom and returned to Corneria to inform Fox McCloud about his father's fate. General Pepper turned to a brand new Star Fox team lead by Fox McCloud in order to vanquish Andross, save Corneria, and free the Lylat System from Andross. The new Star Fox team consisted of Fox McCloud, Peppy Hare, Slippy Toad, and Falco Lombardi. General Pepper told them that Andross was about to invade the Lylat System and seize Corneria. Andross was guarded by the Star Wolf team. The Star Fox team went on a perilous journey to Venom, defeated the Star Wolf team, and went to the interior of Venom, where Andross was, and defeated him.
Eight years later, Andross discovered the ancient power of the "Krazoa". Andross used General Scales as a puppet to gain control of Sauria. Once he had controll, he revived himself by trapping Krystal, who has the ability to channel the Krazoa power, into a crystal shortly after she released the first Krazoa Spirit.
Shortly after Fox McCloud released Krystal from the crystal atop Krazoa Palace , Andross awakened. Fox McCloud immediately went into his Arwing to fight Andross once again. In the middle of the fight, Falco reappeared, and they defeated Andross together.
Andross's nephew, Andrew Oikonny, was a member of the mercenary Star Wolf team for a while but was kicked out for unexplained reasons.
Andross is not in the newest Star Fox game, Star Fox: Assault, making it the first Star Fox game where he plays no role, though Andrew leads a rebellion in his uncle's name.
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