Peppy Hare's artwork from Star Fox Assault.
|Series||Star Fox series|
|First game||Star Fox|
|Created by|| Shigeru Miyamoto|
|Designed by||Takaya Imamura|
|Voiced by (English)|| Isaac Marshall (Star Fox 64)|
Chris Seavor (Star Fox Adventures, Super Smash Bros. Melee)
Henry Dardenne (Star Fox: Assault)
Dex Manley (Super Smash Bros. Brawl)
|Voiced by (Japanese)||Tomohisa Asō|
Peppy Hare is one of the main characters in the Star Fox series. He's an admirable old character who is the only member of the current generation's team Fox who was also a member of the previous one which also consisted of James McCloud (Fox McCloud's father) and Pigma Dengar, who became a traitor and joined Wolf O' Donnell's evil gang.
Currently it can be conclusive that Peppy is the most experienced and knowledgeable of the entire group, often giving all three of his teammates tips. He and his now deceased wife Vivian gave birth to a female bunny named Lucy Hare. In time, Peppy became the new General of the Cornerian army, after the previous one General Pepper becomes sick and presumably retires.
In Star Fox Adventures, his purpose was displaying the world map.
In the GameCube video game Star Fox Assault, it at first appeared as if the popular character had died while saving his team's lives by crashing a ship into a hoard of enemies (purposefully). However, near the end of the game it was shown that he in fact managed to survive.
Peppy Hare is the originator of the insanely popular quote "Do a barrel roll (Z or R twice)". The quote was first said in Star Fox 64, where he advised Fox that to easily dodge enemy fire, you must "Do a barrel roll!". It can almost be considered a minor meme, rivaling that of popular quotes from major movies such as 300.
Super Smash Bros
In the GameCube title Super Smash Bros. Melee, Peppy made a minor cameo appearance on the Corneria stage, where he would occasionally come near the stage in his Arwing and shoot either you or your opponents. In adventure mode, you'd hear him talk, explaining that he's come to save Fox McCloud in battle. There is also an easter egg conversation that can be triggered on Corneria with Fox or Falco taunting with him joining in. This remains in the later iterations of the series with the Corneria stage.
He was also one of the 293 (296 in Japan) trophies in the game, along with his fellow team members. Peppy also appeared in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, taking a role as a trophy and a cameo on the Lylat Cruise stage, during an Easter Egg conversation.
He returns to make an appearance in the Orbital Gate Assault stage in another easter egg conversation though this requires the players to hold R before a match on the stage instead of taunting.