Mr. EAD is a pilot from the F-ZERO franchise, first appearing in F-Zero X on the Nintendo 64. In the series, the character is an android created by a development group known as EAD (a reference to Nintendo Entertainment Analysis and Development, or Nintendo EAD, the developer within Nintendo who created the first two F-Zero games. Mr. EAD also sports a Starman on his belt buckle and has a mustache, which some speculate is a reference to Mario).
References to Nintendo
Mr. EAD references many Nintendo games and the division within the company that created him.
- Mr. EAD is named after Nintendo Entertainment Analysis and Development, or Nintendo EAD for short. Nintendo EAD developed both F-ZERO and F-Zero X, the latter being Mr. EAD's first video game.
- The star on Mr. EAD's belt buckle appears to be from the Super Mario Bros. franchise.
- Mr. EAD's mustache is often speculated to be based off of Mario's. In both F-Zero X and F-Zero Maximum Velocity, this is especially true, though in F-Zero GX it more resembles Waluigi's mustache.
- In the anime, F-Zero GP Legend, during episode 21 there is a scene where Mr. EAD dresses up as Peach from Super Mario.