Captain Falcon is a playable veteran from his F-Zero series and makes his fifth return to Ultra Smash Bros. IV. He's already been confirmed before their E3-demo with the Original 8, including Luigi, Ness and Jigglypuff. Generally in his universe, Captain Falcon is a fast racer pilot in his own racing game.
The voiceclips have been reused from Brawl and SSB4 by Ryō Horikawa.
Captain Falcon ranked in the 4th place (S) of the 103th in the tier list, the last character ranked in the S-tier behind Mario and after Cloud who ranked in the A+ tier, for his excellent improved heavy combo starter as ending for a successful down-air spike, his famous Knee of Justice, or with a little experience, his powerful Falcon Punch for his end. His only weakness is his disjointed back-air that was nerfed in SSB4, his dash attack starts in later frames than in his previous games, and also his Falcon Dive doesn't recover him so high as much. But in his matchups, Captain Falcon resists better against other characters above him (Luigi, Bayonetta and Cloud) which it makes a big improvement since SSB 64 (A), Melee (B) and Smash 4 (C).