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->''"DoABarrelRoll!"''\\
--'''Peppy Hare'''

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--'''Peppy
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28th Mar '17 1:50:59 PM Xidphel
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*** Confirmed in ''Zero'' when Wolf mentions he fought his dad.
27th Mar '17 9:39:01 AM KaputExaltation
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* ''VideoGame/StarFox2'', for the [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem SNES]]. Infamously, this [[VideoGame/StarFox2 direct sequel]] was worked on from the end of the first game's development until mid-1995. It [[AvertedTrope averted]] Star Fox's typical RailShooter mechanics, introduced WalkingTank forms for the Arwing, and focused on strategic gameplay. Despite being fully complete, it was never released. (At least, [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes not officially]]) However, concepts such as all-range mode, an overworld map and [[TransformingMecha transforming]] [[ChickenWalker walkers]] were revisited and incorporated in subsequent games.

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* ''VideoGame/StarFox2'', for the [[UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem SNES]]. Infamously, this This [[VideoGame/StarFox2 direct sequel]] was worked on from the end of the first game's development until mid-1995. It [[AvertedTrope averted]] Star Fox's typical RailShooter mechanics, introduced WalkingTank forms for the Arwing, and focused on strategic gameplay. Despite Infamously, the game was never released, despite being fully complete, it was never released.complete. (At least, [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes not officially]]) However, concepts such as all-range mode, an overworld map and [[TransformingMecha transforming]] [[ChickenWalker walkers]] were revisited and incorporated in subsequent games.
27th Mar '17 6:14:31 AM Vos
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* CoolOldGuy: Peppy Hare, also [[spoiler:Fox in one of the endings in ''Command'', in which he's seen sporting sunglasses like his father and a goatee]]. General Pepper tries for this, though he falls short.

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* CoolOldGuy: Peppy Hare, also [[spoiler:Fox in one of the endings in ''Command'', in which he's where he is seen sporting sunglasses like his father and a goatee]]. General Pepper tries for this, though he falls short.



* {{Expy}}: Tricky resembles another triceratops called Tricky from another Rare-created game: ''Diddy Kong Racing''.

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* {{Expy}}: Tricky resembles another triceratops called Tricky from another Rare-created Rare-developed game: ''Diddy Kong Racing''.



** Panther's official last name in Japan is always Caluroso. In ''Assault'', however, his last name is rendered in English as Caroso. The localization of ''Command'' changed his last name into Caruso. In the ''Super Smash Bros Brawl'' localization, Caroso was used, confirming it as Panther's official last name outside Japan. This can be attributed to the general translation errors in ''Command'': for instance, Panther speaks in third person in the English translation, yet speaks normally in other languages.

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** Panther's official last name in Japan is always Caluroso. In ''Assault'', however, his last name is rendered in English as Caroso. The localization of ''Command'' changed his last name into Caruso. In the ''Super Smash Bros Brawl'' localization, Caroso was used, confirming it as Panther's official last name outside Japan. This can be attributed to the general translation errors in ''Command'': for instance, Panther speaks in third person in the English translation, yet he speaks normally in other languages.
26th Mar '17 11:49:07 PM KaputExaltation
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* CanonDiscontinuity: At this moment, apparently ''Command''. At around the time the game was released, WordOfGod stated that should the next ''Star Fox'' game be made, it will take place either immediately after ''Assault'', or will simply keep the prologue or plot outline from ''Command'' and ignore the major events that happened in the game (which, considering the MultipleEndings, would probably be a good thing).
* CanonImmigrant: Technically Krystal, since she was the original protagonist of ''Dinosaur Planet'' before it was [[DolledUpInstallment repurposed]] into a ''Star Fox'' game.

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* CanonDiscontinuity: At this moment, apparently ''Command''. At around the time the game was released, WordOfGod stated that should the next ''Star Fox'' game be made, it will take place either immediately after ''Assault'', or will simply keep the prologue or plot outline from ''Command'' and ignore the major events that happened in the game (which, considering the MultipleEndings, would probably be a good thing).
* CanonImmigrant: Technically Krystal, since she Krystal. She was the original protagonist of ''Dinosaur Planet'' before it was [[DolledUpInstallment repurposed]] into a ''Star Fox'' game.
26th Mar '17 11:47:37 PM KaputExaltation
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** Thanks to AnyoneCanDie, this can be ''anyone's'' fate in the original ''[[VideoFame/StarFox1 Star Fox]]'' and its [[VideoGame/StarFox2 unproduced sequel]], depending on the player's actions.

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** Thanks to AnyoneCanDie, this can be ''anyone's'' fate in the original ''[[VideoFame/StarFox1 Star Fox]]'' and its [[VideoGame/StarFox2 unproduced sequel]], depending on the player's actions.



* KilledOffForReal: Your wingmen won't be harmed by your own blasts in the original SNES game, but they will die permanently if you don't save them. On the plus side, their kills ''do'' count towards your final score in this game, and even Slippy is a fairly competent pilot compared to the N64 game.

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* KilledOffForReal: Your wingmen won't be harmed by your own blasts Many characters in the original SNES game, but they will die permanently if you don't save them. On Star Fox franchise didn't survive to see the plus side, their kills ''do'' count towards your final score in this game, and even Slippy is a fairly competent pilot compared to the N64 game.next installment.



** The aparoids.
** Pigma. Presumably in ''Assault''. Whether or not you count ''Command'' as canon, he only even appears as a final boss replacement for the true BigBad (Anglar Emperor) in two possible endings, both of which are the least likely of any to be canon. And even so, he is destroyed at the end of it.

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** The aparoids.
entire aparoid race.
** Pigma. Presumably in ''Assault''. Whether or not you count ''Command'' as canon, he only even appears as a final boss replacement for the true BigBad (Anglar Emperor) in two possible endings, both of which are the least likely of any to be canon. And even so, he is [[ForegoneConclusion still destroyed at the end of it.the fight]].



** Andrew Oikonny could possibly apply, but on this other hand his presumed death in ''Assault'' is retconnable (although no sequels aside from ''Command'' have been made since ''Assault''). Yet after the aparoid shoots him down.

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** Andrew Oikonny could possibly apply, but on this other hand his presumed death in ''Assault'' is retconnable (although no sequels aside from ''Command'' have been made since ''Assault''). Yet after the aparoid shoots him down.retconnable... though he hasn't appeared in any sequels.



* MightyWhitey: Assuming Fox is "white", which his overall [[SignificantGreenEyedRedhead green-eyed redheadness]] and action hero attitude seem to imply, the tests of strength on Dinosaur Planet definitely invoke this.

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* MightyWhitey: Assuming Fox is "white", which his overall [[SignificantGreenEyedRedhead green-eyed redheadness]] and action hero attitude seem to imply, the tests of strength on Dinosaur Planet definitely invoke imply this.



* MissingMom: Fox's mother, Vixy Reinard, is never seen or mentioned in the actual games. The [[ComicStrip/StarFox Nintendo Power comics]] reveal she was accidentally killed by Andross, who was attempting to MurderTheHypotenuse.

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* MissingMom: Fox's mother, Vixy Reinard, is never seen or mentioned in the actual games. The [[ComicStrip/StarFox Nintendo Power comics]] reveal she was accidentally killed by Andross, who was attempting to MurderTheHypotenuse.



* MsFanservice: Krystal, especially in her first appearance in ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures''. The skimpy tribal outfit aside, the game actually played cheesy sexy saxophone music whenever Fox looked at her.

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* MsFanservice: Krystal, especially in her first appearance in ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures''. The In addition to her [[NubileSavage skimpy tribal outfit aside, outfit]], the game actually played [[{{Sexophone}} cheesy sexy saxophone music music]] whenever Fox [[MaleGaze looked at her.her]].



* NotMeThisTime: In ''Assault'': Star Wolf was initially suspected of being involved in Pigma's theft of the Core Memory. Turns out that, not only were they not involved at all, but they actually kicked Pigma off the team long before it happened.

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* NotMeThisTime: In ''Assault'': Star Wolf was initially suspected of being involved in Pigma's theft of the Core Memory. Turns out that, not only were they not involved at all, but they actually [[EvenEvilHasStandards kicked Pigma off the team team]] long before it happened.



* OfficialCouple: Slippy and Amanda. Peppy and the late Vivian. And, in spite of their unclear status due to ''Command'', Fox and Krystal seem to be this (whether that will change in future installments is unknown).

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* OfficialCouple: Slippy and Amanda. Peppy and the late Vivian. And, in spite of their unclear status due to ''Command'', Fox and Krystal seem to be this (whether that will change Fara in future installments the first continuity. The status of Fox and Krystal's relationship in the [[ContinuityReboot reboot continuity]] is unknown).on [[OfficialCoupleOrdealSyndrome very unstable ground]] as of ''Videogame/StarFoxCommand''.



* OldSchoolDogfight: Somewhat averted by the use of homing lasers, but still used frequently, especially for any encounter with Star Wolf.
** While averted in levels where the player is flying within the atmosphere of a planet, this becomes glaringly apparent when you see an Arwing or Wolfen execute a banking turn in a supposedly zero-gravity vacuum environment.

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* OldSchoolDogfight: Somewhat averted by [[DownplayedTrope Not as common as one would suspect]], largely thanks to the use of [[HomingLaser homing lasers, lasers]], but still used frequently, especially for any encounter with Star Wolf.
** While this trope is averted in levels where the player is flying within the atmosphere of a planet, this becomes glaringly apparent when you see an Arwing or Wolfen execute a banking turn in a supposedly zero-gravity vacuum environment.



* RescueRomance: Fox falls in love with Krystal when he sees her trapped in a crystal. After he rescues her at the end of the game, the two effectively become a couple. DummiedOut dialogue suggests this would've been more overt.

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* RescueRomance: Fox always meets his girlfriend like this. In the original continuity, Fox fell in love wit Fara after rescuing her from Andross' soldiers during an attempted hijacking. In the [[ContinuityReboot reboot continuity]], Fox falls in love with Krystal when he sees her trapped [[MeaningfulName in a crystal.crystal]]. After he rescues her at the end of the game, the two effectively become a couple. DummiedOut dialogue suggests this would've been more overt.
26th Mar '17 11:07:57 PM KaputExaltation
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** An example of this from gameplay: originally, any wingmate who was shot down was KilledOffForReal. By endgame, a sufficiently [[PlayerPunch poor player]] could even be left [[DwindlingParty with a single pilot alive at the endgame]]. From ''Star Fox 64'' onwards, a wingmate going down means that they'll just return to the [[TraumaInn docking bay of the Great Fox]] for a few missions before [[HollywoodHealing returning with a fully functioning Arwing]].

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** An example of this from gameplay: originally, any wingmate who was shot down was KilledOffForReal. [[FinalDeath killed outright]]. By endgame, a sufficiently [[PlayerPunch poor player]] could even be left [[DwindlingParty with only [[DwindlingParty a single pilot alive at the endgame]]. From ''Star Fox 64'' onwards, a wingmate going down means that they'll just return to the [[TraumaInn docking bay of the Great Fox]] for a few missions before [[HollywoodHealing returning with a fully functioning Arwing]].
26th Mar '17 1:53:04 PM KaputExaltation
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* LighterAndSofter: The original [[VideoGame/StarFox1 SNES game]], [[ComicStrip/StarFox it's tie-in comic]] and [[VideoGame/StarFox2 it's sequel]] were all Darker And Edgier than anything made after ''[[Videogame/StarFox64 Star Fox 64]]'' [[ContinuityReboot rebooted the series]]. Even though the plot was essentially the same as ''Star Fox 64'', it was delivered in a much grimmer, less humorous style. The only real laughs in the games come from the crew's dialogue, and even that was lot less pronounced than the humor in the post-reboot games. ''Videogame/StarFoxAssault'' experimented with [[UnexpectedlyDarkEpisode making the series more intense]], but that seems to be an abandoned idea since ''Videogame/StarFoxZero'', and it never got as dark as the original continuity.

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* LighterAndSofter: The original [[VideoGame/StarFox1 SNES game]], [[ComicStrip/StarFox it's tie-in comic]] and [[VideoGame/StarFox2 it's sequel]] were all Darker And Edgier much darker than anything made after ''[[Videogame/StarFox64 Star Fox 64]]'' [[ContinuityReboot rebooted the series]]. Even though the plot was essentially the same as ''Star Fox 64'', it was delivered in a much grimmer, less humorous style. The only real laughs in the games come from the crew's dialogue, and even that was lot less pronounced than the humor in the post-reboot games. ''Videogame/StarFoxAssault'' experimented with [[UnexpectedlyDarkEpisode making the series more intense]], but that seems to be an abandoned idea since ''Videogame/StarFoxZero'', and it never got as dark as the original continuity.
26th Mar '17 1:49:07 PM KaputExaltation
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* ActionGirl: Fara Phoenix [[ComicStrip/StarFox in the comics]], and Miyu and Fay before their [[VideoGame/StarFox2 cancellation]]; Katt Monroe, Krystal, Lucy Hare and Amanda after.

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* ActionGirl: Fara Phoenix There's plenty of them. [[ComicStrip/StarFox in the comics]], and Miyu and Fay before their Fara Phoenix]], [[VideoGame/StarFox2 cancellation]]; Miyu and Fay]], [[VideoGame/StarFox64 Katt Monroe, Krystal, Monroe]], [[VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures Krystal]], [[Videogame/StarFoxCommand Lucy Hare and Amanda after.Amanda]].



* AmazingTechnicolorWildlife: It's not clear what kind of fox Krystal is. She ''is'' a fox, but foxes aren't blue either (except for arctic foxes in certain regions, which have ''kind of'' blue winter coats). There are pink frogs and cats too. Falco is actually a pheasant, [[JustifiedTrope which actually do have heads that are very blue.]]
** According to the [[http://iwataasks.nintendo.com/interviews/#/3ds/starfox/0/2 ''Star Fox 64 3D'' Iwata Asks,]] Falco is actually a ''pheasant'', believe it or not. Which would make his head, at least, very accurate.
** Katt is traditionally depicted with fur, but it suddenly changed to black in ''Command''. Maybe she stopped bleaching her fur? Maybe she started dyeing?

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* AmazingTechnicolorWildlife: It's not clear what kind of fox Krystal is. She ''is'' a fox, but foxes aren't blue either (except for arctic foxes in certain regions, which have ''kind of'' blue winter coats). There are pink frogs and cats too. Falco is actually a pheasant, [[JustifiedTrope which actually do have heads that are very blue.]]
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According to the [[http://iwataasks.nintendo.com/interviews/#/3ds/starfox/0/2 ''Star Fox 64 3D'' Iwata Asks,]] Falco is actually a ''pheasant'', believe it or not. Which [[JustifiedTrope which would make his head, at least, very accurate.
accurate]].
** Katt is traditionally depicted with pink fur, but it suddenly changed to black in ''Command''. Maybe she stopped bleaching her fur? Maybe she started dyeing?



* AntiHero: The Star Wolf team, in ''Assault'' and ''Command'' at least.

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* AntiHero: AntiHero/PsychoRangers: The Star Wolf team, in ''Assault'' and ''Command'' at least.team fluctuates between these two tropes [[DependingOnTheWriter from game to game]].



* ArtShift: Does Fox [=McCloud=] have blue or green eyes? That depends on what game you're looking at. They appear to have settled on green, but interestingly, in an early promo art for ''Assault'', they appeared to be ''[[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/starfox/images/0/0c/Foxblaster.jpg both]]''.

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* ArtShift: Does Fox [=McCloud=] have blue or green eyes? [[ArtEvolution That depends on what what]] [[EarlyInstallmentCharacterDesignDifference game you're looking at.at]]. They appear to have settled on green, but interestingly, in an early promo art for ''Assault'', they appeared to be ''[[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/starfox/images/0/0c/Foxblaster.jpg both]]''.



* BigBad: Andross during [[VideoGame/StarFox1 the]] [[VideoGame/StarFox64 Lylat]] [[VideoGame/StarFoxZero Wars]]. General Scales appears to be this throughout ''Adventures'', [[spoiler:before he gets [[HijackedByGanon replaced by Andross right at the end]]]]. The aparoid queen for ''Assault'', and the Anglar Emperor for ''Command''.

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* BigBad: Andross during [[VideoGame/StarFox1 the]] [[VideoGame/StarFox64 Lylat]] [[VideoGame/StarFoxZero Wars]]. General Scales appears to be this throughout ''Adventures'', [[spoiler:before he gets [[HijackedByGanon replaced by Andross right at the end]]]]. The aparoid queen for was this in ''Assault'', and the Anglar Emperor for was this in ''Command''.



** Wolf's English dubbing in ''64'' has an aristocratic English accent, but since ''Assault'', he speaks in a gruffer, sometimes southern accent.

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** Wolf's English dubbing in ''64'' has an aristocratic English accent, but ever since ''Assault'', he speaks in has a gruffer, sometimes southern accent.



** In ''Manga/FarewellBelovedFalco'', Captain Shears greatly resembles the unused ''VideoGame/StarFox2'' design of a character presumed to be General Pepper.



* DarkerAndEdgier: ''VideoGame/StarFoxAssault''. The aparoids weren't like any of the other antagonists of the series, as if successful, they literally would have wiped out every single form of life in the Lylat system, replacing it with their own, and then moving on to wherever else had life. And unlike the other villains, Andross had absolutely no involvement in their scheme at any point (Even the Anglars, the villains in ''Command'', were implied to be one of Andross's creations.)
** The [[VideoGame/StarFox1 original SNES game]]([[VideoGame/StarFox2 s]]) and [[ComicStrip/StarFox its tie-in comic]] were Darker And Edgier than the subsequent games and spin-offs. Even though the basic plot was the same as ''Star Fox 64'', it was delivered in a much grimmer, less humorous style. The only real laughs in the games come from the crew's dialogue, and even that's a lot less pronounced than in the following games.



* LighterAndSofter: The ContinuityReboot titles are this compared to the originals, although the series became DarkerAndEdgier again as it went on.
** Once change that went lighter and has (thus far) not come back is that originally, a wingmate who was shot down was KilledOffForReal. From ''Star Fox 64'' onwards, a wingmate going down means that they'll just return to the docking bay of the Great Fox for a few missions before returning.

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* LighterAndSofter: The ContinuityReboot titles are this compared to original [[VideoGame/StarFox1 SNES game]], [[ComicStrip/StarFox it's tie-in comic]] and [[VideoGame/StarFox2 it's sequel]] were all Darker And Edgier than anything made after ''[[Videogame/StarFox64 Star Fox 64]]'' [[ContinuityReboot rebooted the originals, although series]]. Even though the plot was essentially the same as ''Star Fox 64'', it was delivered in a much grimmer, less humorous style. The only real laughs in the games come from the crew's dialogue, and even that was lot less pronounced than the humor in the post-reboot games. ''Videogame/StarFoxAssault'' experimented with [[UnexpectedlyDarkEpisode making the series became DarkerAndEdgier again as it went on.
** Once change
more intense]], but that went lighter seems to be an abandoned idea since ''Videogame/StarFoxZero'', and has (thus far) not come back is that it never got as dark as the original continuity.
** An example of this from gameplay:
originally, a any wingmate who was shot down was KilledOffForReal. By endgame, a sufficiently [[PlayerPunch poor player]] could even be left [[DwindlingParty with a single pilot alive at the endgame]]. From ''Star Fox 64'' onwards, a wingmate going down means that they'll just return to the [[TraumaInn docking bay of the Great Fox Fox]] for a few missions before returning.[[HollywoodHealing returning with a fully functioning Arwing]].
19th Feb '17 3:15:26 PM Az0riusG4m3r
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** The KABOOM of a defeated enemy is [[MostWonderfulSound really satisfying]].

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** The KABOOM of a defeated enemy is [[MostWonderfulSound really satisfying]]. Often preceded by ChainReactionDestruction, and ''Star Fox 64'' bosses have [[SphereOfDestruction spherical explosions]].
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