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Billy
GX Billy.png
Billy, as seen in F-Zero GX.
Games
Machine name Mad Wolf
Age 7
Gender Male
First game F-Zero X (1998)
Appearance(s) F-Zero X
F-Zero GX
F-Zero: GP Legend
F-Zero Climax
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Billy (ビリー Birī?) is a playable character in the F-Zero series of video games, first appearing in F-Zero X for the Nintendo 64 in 1998, and has since been a recurring character.

Billy is a monkey who entered the F-Zero tournament to prove that his is the superior species. He was raised in a laboratory where he was taught literacy and communication skills, and is descended from the first monkey who went to space. Billy is an exceptionally skilled pilot and, at age 7 in F-Zero GX, is also the youngest racer in the Grand Prix.

Characteristics

Billy is a monkey from planet Odyapes, and is descended from the first monkey (of his species) to go into space.[1] He was raised in a lab, where he learned to read and communicate.[2] By the age of 6 (middle age for his species, who only live to be about 16),[3] he had been provided with a vehicle and was racing in the F-Zero Grand Prix.[4] He became popular amongst the other racers for his playful nature, and befriended many of them. He longs to prove that monkeys are a superior race, and has great enough racing skills to do just that.[3] In F-Zero GX, he seemed somewhat obsessed with money.[5]

Billy's vehicle, the Mad Wolf, was built by the same laboratory that raised him. It is a balanced machine with fairly poor grip.

Appearance

Billy is a hunching monkey who's entire body (save for his hands, feet, and face) is covered in thick hair. His limbs are long and powerful, and he wears a suit that covers only his torso, with large, metal rings around his wrists and ankles. His chest and shoulders are heavily armored. In F-Zero GX he wears a belt buckle that sports the face of AiAi from Super Monkey Ball, another game developed by Sega.

Appearances

F-Zero games

Billy made his debut appearance in F-Zero X in 1998.[4] He has since appeared in F-Zero GX, F-Zero: GP Legend, and F-Zero Climax.

In F-Zero Climax, Billy could be unlocked by coming in first place in the Bronze Cup on Master difficulty.[6]

Profiles and statistics

F-Zero X

BillyX.png Billy
No. Age Machine
11 6 Mad Wolf
Instruction manual description
Billy is the first monkey to participate in F-Zero. He's out to prove that monkeys are the superior species.
Ending screen
XEnding-Billy.png


F-Zero GX

GX Billy.png Billy
No. Age Sex Machine Cost
11 7 Male GX-Logo-MadWolf.png 8
In game description
One of Billy's ancestors was a trained rocket pilot and the first monkey in space. Whether by genetic predisposition or not, Billy's ability as a pilot is truly exceptional, and he's the first monkey to enter the F-ZERO Grand Prix. He was raised in a special lab where he was educated in human literacy and communication skills. The lab concurrently developed an F-ZERO racer suitable for a monkey, and bestowed upon him the honor of piloting it in the Grand Prix.

Instruction manual description
One of Billy's ancestors was a trained rocket pilot and the first monkey in space. Whether by genetic predisposition or not, Billy's ability as a pilot is truly exceptional, and he's the first monkey to enter the F-ZERO Grand Prix.


Default Pink Teal Blue
GX Billy Default.png GX Billy Pink.png GX Billy Teal.png GX Billy Blue.png

Gallery

Trivia

  • In F-Zero GX, Billy's belt buckle features an image of AiAi from the Super Monkey Ball series. This reference is due to the lead developer of F-Zero GX, Amusement Vision, having worked on the Super Monkey Ball series prior to F-Zero GX.

References

  1. (2003-08-25) in Amusement Vision: F-Zero GX instruction manual (in English). Nintendo, pp. 35. 
  2. Pilot & Machine. F-Zero.com (2003). Retrieved on 2011-09-26.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Sackenheim, Shawn. Billy's Biography. All Game Guide. Retrieved on 2011-09-26.
  4. 4.0 4.1 (1998) F-Zero X instruction manual (in English). Nintendo, pp. 25. 
  5. Mr. F-Zero: Congratulations on your stunning victory! Billy: Hurry up. Where's my prize money? Nintendo EAD. F-Zero GX. Nintendo. Nintendo GameCube. (in English). 2003-08-26.
  6. F-Zero Climax Pilot & Machine (Japanese). Nintendo. Retrieved on 2011-09-26.




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