Blood Falcon (ブラッド ファルコン, Buraddo Farukon[?]) is an F-Zero racer first appearing in F-Zero X. Although listed in the race literature as 37 years old, Blood Falcon is actually a clone created from Captain Falcon's DNA, which was stolen while he was hospitalized after the huge accident four years ago. With that in mind, Blood Falcon is technically only four years old, making him technically speaking, even younger than Billy and the youngest racer to partake in the Grand Prix. He is capable of everything Captain Falcon can do, but he has been strictly taught to obey all the commands of his evil master, Black Shadow.
His purpose is to defeat Captain Falcon. To give him a competitive chance against Captain Falcon, he was given a race machine of a different build than the original Blue Falcon. Despite his strict obedience to his master, Blood Falcon isn't quite sure of who he actually is or if he is fully human. Regardless of that, he aims to defeat and kill Captain Falcon. That way there will be only one true Falcon: Blood Falcon. However, during an interview with F-Zero TV, he claims that he is not the only clone of Captain Falcon; while this is shown to be true in the anime F-Zero: GP Legend, it is unknown if that also applies to the games.
F-Zero: GP Legend
Similar to his game counterpart, Blood Falcon serves as an evil clone of Captain Falcon faithfully serving Black Shadow, first appearing in the episode "Another Falcon". In the featured race, he is shown to be a far more dangerous racer as he willingly drives the opposite way to crash into the other racers, leaving his own machine without any dents and has his own version of Booster Fire called "Black Fire". He attempts to take down both Rick and Captain Falcon but his Black Fire runs out and is defeated by the two racers' combined efforts. Despite losing, Blood Falcon simply smiles as a directed thunder blast obliterates his car, killing him. The end of the episode also confirms that there are multiple Blood Falcon clones, making him both invaluable and disposable.
Another Blood Falcon clone is also dispatched to kill Captain Falcon and Rick in a Death Race inside a cave, now powered by a Reactor Might. The activation of his causes Blue Falcon's and Dragon Bird's to activate in kind, the resonating waves causing a body of water to open up and create an arena. With both Booster Fires active to combat Blood Falcon's enhanced Black Fire, the three machines clash in a battle of Spin Attacks. The repeated spin clashes eventually open up a wormhole prompting the three to try and escape. Captain Falcon however pushes Rick away from danger and Blood Falcon tries to take Captain Falcon with him, both machines ending up drifting into the rift.
One last Blood Falcon clone appears in the episode "Mobile Task Force Breakup!". However, this one's biology was modified completely to function as a liquid-based shapeshifter and is snuck into the Mobile Task Force HQ by Pico to create distrust and chaos into the team after capturing their leader and impersonating him, allowing an assault force to attack the base. After he is exposed, he is shortly confronted by Jody Summer and is briefly subdued but sneaks away in liquid form into the Dragon Bird. During the attempt to drive back the attack, Blood Falcon reconstitutes on the canopy and attempts to break through and impale him with morphed arms. However, he is killed when Rick activates his Booster Fire, mutilating his body as a result of the massive G-Forces.
Profiles and statistics
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Created by Black Shadow, Blood Falcon is an exact duplicate of Captain Falcon. Well, almost. Blood Falcon is evil – very evil.
In the Smash Bros. series
Though not appearing as a separate character, Blood Falcon appears as an alternate costume for Captain Falcon in all of the latter's appearances under his red color swap. The logo on the back of his jacket also changes to match Blood Falcon's as well; however, Captain Falcon retains the falcon emblems on his helmet and shinguards.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Blood Falcon makes an appearance as a trophy and as a sticker in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Blood Falcon again makes an appearance as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
|Name||Image||NTSC-U Description||PAL Description||Unlock Method|
|Blood Falcon||Look! It's our beloved hero, Captain Falcon! Waitaminute...that's Blood Falcon, a clone created from Captain Falcon's DNA! The evil Black Shadow created him with world domination in mind, but Blood Falcon developed his rivalry with Captain Falcon all on his own. Looks like...someone...doesn't want to share the spotlight.||Does this chap remind you of anyone? Well, he should – he's a Captain Falcon clone created by the evil Black Shadow as part of his plan to take over the world. As you might have guessed, this clone has a fierce rivalry with the original Captain Falcon. Perhaps he's not a fan of sharing his image or something.||Randomly Obtained.|
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Blood Falcon appears as a spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, using the artwork of his F-Zero GX appearance. He, like the other F-Zero spirits, increases the speed of the fighter he is assigned to.
Names in other languages
|Chinese||血隼 / 血隼||Bloody|
|Characters of F-Zero|
|Black Shadow • Blood Falcon • Bloody Chain • Deathborn • Lisa Brilliant • Michael Chain • Pico • Samurai Goroh • The Creator • Zoda|