Fookes

Um... I think I know what Fox's design in Zero was based off of...

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Fookes

So... I was looking up kitsune masks out of boredom and I eventually come across this...

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Pretty creepy, huh?

...

...Wait a minute.

That mask reminds me of something!!

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Oh.

My.

God.

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Snys93

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... Doesn't even look like a Fox, more like Wilford Brimmley in mid metamorphosis.

Idk you tell me.

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OneUnder

The similarities end at them both having an open mouth and angry expression.  Now if only someone could show Nintendo what a fox looks like instead of them seemingly basing Fox on a Shiba Inu...

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Shmibli7
 

The similarities end at them both having an open mouth and angry expression.  Now if only someone could show Nintendo what a fox looks like instead of them seemingly basing Fox on a Shiba Inu...

220px-Shiba_inu_taiki.jpg

But, then again, it's Japanese.... I mean, if the design for Falco got shifted for some reason to Amaerica, we could expect him to look more like an eagle.

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UAZ-469

That's why I think that the Adventures-Fox is the best one in appearance. ;)

Was that company, which worked on Command, Japanese too?

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Fookes

I also found this kitsune mask on Google images.

Image result for kitsune masks

I really do think that Fox's design was at least partially based off of Kitsune masks, especially when you look at the shape of the mouth and the position of the ears. Cool and creepy at the same time... XD 

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Ala1n-J

You guys have it all wrong. I know the real inspiration behind Fox's design :
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... Couldn't resist. XD

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david201

Now we need Samurai Fox McCloud fanart

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Snys93

Does this count?

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StarMaverick

IDK about this but I totally gonna use this as a profile pic someday.

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Vy'drach
 

But, then again, it's Japanese.... I mean, if the design for Falco got shifted for some reason to Amaerica, we could expect him to look more like an eagle.

Well, he's based on this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red-throated_caracara

But was apparently supposed to be a pheasant originally.

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Vy'drach
 

I was being hypothetical.

And I was more or less disagreeing. 

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Robert Monroe

I mean, Star Fox was inspired by the Inari shrine right? Isn't Inari a kitsune? :Y

And falco is visually based off the Japanese Pheasant but he probably isn't literally a pheasant.

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