History Videogame / FZero

19th May '18 1:04:11 PM MissConception
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* '''''BS F-Zero Grand Prix''''' (UsefulNotes/{{Satellaview}}, 1996)[[note]]Japan-only [[MissionPackSequel remake of/pseudo-sequel to the first game]], featuring additional tracks such as Mute City IV as well four vehicles different from the original racers (the Blue Thunder, Luna Bomber, Green Amazone, and Fire Scorpion). The ''BS'' in the title stands for "Broadcasting Satellite," the Satellaview's service of transmitting programs via satellite.[[/note]]
* '''''BS F-Zero Grand Prix 2''''' (Satellaview, 1997)[[note]]An expansion of the previous title, featuring ''BS F-Zero''[='s=] vehicle line-up and a new league with five new race courses. Like the first, this game was only released in Japan.[[/note]]

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* '''''BS F-Zero Grand Prix''''' (UsefulNotes/{{Satellaview}}, 1996)[[note]]Japan-only [[MissionPackSequel remake of/pseudo-sequel to the first game]], featuring four additional tracks such as Mute City IV as well four vehicles different from the original racers (the Blue Thunder, Luna Bomber, Green Amazone, and Fire Scorpion). The ''BS'' in the title stands for "Broadcasting Satellite," the Satellaview's service of transmitting programs via satellite.[[/note]]
* '''''BS F-Zero Grand Prix 2''''' (Satellaview, 1997)[[note]]An expansion of follow-up to the previous title, title featuring ''BS F-Zero''[='s=] vehicle line-up and a line-up. It was released in two versions: the common ''BSF-Zero 2 Practice'' included one new league with five a new track called "Mute City IV" and the four race courses.courses added to the previous Grand Prix, while the [=SoundLink=] broadcast version remains fairly undocumented outside of surviving videos showing a unique "Forest" area. Like the first, this game was only released in Japan.[[/note]]
19th May '18 12:53:56 PM MissConception
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** [[http://www.gamefaqs.com/gamecube/560617-f-zero-gx/faqs/60534 Several F-Zero TV interviews were modified or outright censored]] in the NTSC release of ''GX'' for various reasons, such as Digi-Boy [[HollywoodAtheist espousing atheist beliefs]], Black Shadow's threatening to [[SeeYouInHell send Captain Falcon to hell]], and [[AmbiguouslyGay Baba]] mentioning [[DragQueen dressing in drag]].

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** [[http://www.gamefaqs.com/gamecube/560617-f-zero-gx/faqs/60534 Several F-Zero TV interviews were modified or outright censored]] in the NTSC release western releases of ''GX'' for various reasons, such as Digi-Boy [[HollywoodAtheist espousing atheist beliefs]], Black Shadow's threatening to [[SeeYouInHell send Captain Falcon to hell]], and [[AmbiguouslyGay Baba]] mentioning [[DragQueen dressing in drag]].
22nd Apr '18 12:17:16 AM LucaEarlgrey
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** There's also the Outer Space track from ''AX'', which takes place ''right in the middle of a meteor shower''. Luckily, the space station features a force field to prevent the meteors from becoming a stage hazard, but this becomes a plot point in the anime when Black Shadow ''disables'' it during an invitational race .

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** There's also the Outer Space track from ''AX'', which takes place ''right in the middle of a meteor shower''. Luckily, the space station features a force field to prevent the meteors from becoming a stage hazard, but this becomes a plot point in the anime when Black Shadow ''disables'' it during an invitational race .race.
** All of the Illusion tracks in ''GP Legend'' and ''Climax'' have no guardrails.
16th Apr '18 10:32:08 PM Medinoc
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* '''''[[SuperTitle64Advance F-Zero for Game Boy Advance]]''''' ("''F-Zero: Maximum Velocity''" in North America; UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance, 2001)

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* '''''[[SuperTitle64Advance F-Zero for Game Boy Advance]]''''' ("''F-Zero: Maximum Velocity''" in North America; America and Europe; UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance, 2001)
17th Feb '18 4:00:18 PM Sammettik
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** FangsAreEvil: Despite being a clone of Captain Falcon, he has prominent fangs and even a different voice.



* FangsAreEvil: In addition to Blood Falcon, Zoda sports a pretty sharp pair of these in the anime.

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* FangsAreEvil: In addition to Blood Despite being a clone of Captain Falcon, Zoda sports a pretty sharp pair of these in the anime.BloodFalcon has prominent fangs.
17th Feb '18 2:50:08 PM Sammettik
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* CharacterDevelopment: In ''GX'', most of the cast was given quirky personalities in order to make them seem more realistic. ''Legend of Falcon'' then turned this on its head by redefining a good portion of the cast or [[{{Flanderization}} flanderizing]] what was already there (for example, Beastman [[FaceHeelTurn became]] a game hunter [[OnlyInItForTheMoney who was in only for the money]]). In fact, some of Captain Falcon's seemingly [[OutOfCharacterMoment OOC moments]] from ''Super Smash Bros.'' [[CharacterizationMarchesOn became an actual part of his anime persona]].
* ChildProdigy: Terry "Digi-Boy" Getter. Clank Hughes in the anime. The latter probably [[TeenGenius remained the same]] after the TimeSkip, [[LeftHanging but we'll never know for sure]].

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* CharacterDevelopment: In ''GX'', most of the cast was given quirky personalities in order to make them seem more realistic. ''Legend of Falcon'' then turned this on its head by redefining a good portion of the cast or [[{{Flanderization}} flanderizing]] what was already there (for example, Beastman [[FaceHeelTurn became]] a game hunter [[OnlyInItForTheMoney who was in only for the money]]). In fact, some of Captain Falcon's seemingly [[OutOfCharacterMoment OOC moments]] from ''Super Smash Bros.'' [[CharacterizationMarchesOn became an actual part of his anime persona]].
* ChildProdigy: Terry "Digi-Boy" Getter. Clank Hughes in the anime. The latter probably [[TeenGenius remained the same]] after the TimeSkip, [[LeftHanging but we'll never know for sure]].



** Zoda, like Billy, was originally an Earth native made into an alien by the ''X'' translation.



** In an earlier episode of the anime, Super Arrow (alongside several other characters) is imprisoned behind a cage of laser beams by the Bloody Chain gang. In retaliation, he pulls out a katana to slash through and deflect the lasers, earning the admiration of his peers and wife. Of course, [[AllJustADream Super Arrow is just snoozing. It never happens.]]



* LegacyCharacter: According to the anime, [[spoiler:Captain Falcon is one]]; we even see the mantle passed on in the final episode (see TakeUpMySword below). Kent Akechi from ''Maximum Velocity'' ''believes'' himself to be one to Captain Falcon, since he's under the impression that Falcon is his father. He even wears a similar outfit and drives a vehicle known as the Falcon Mk-II.

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* LegacyCharacter: According to the anime, [[spoiler:Captain Falcon is one]]; we even see the mantle passed on in the final episode (see TakeUpMySword below). Kent Akechi from ''Maximum Velocity'' ''believes'' himself to be one to Captain Falcon, since he's under the impression that Falcon is his father. He even wears a similar outfit and drives a vehicle known as the Falcon Mk-II.



* NoFairCheating: Taking a huge shortcut in ''F-Zero'' causes a UFO to pop up and drag you back to an earlier part of the course. Taking such a shortcut in ''GX'' simply blows your machine up. No such measure exists in ''GP Legend'', which leads to some massive [[GameBreaker game-breaking]] shortcuts.

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* NoFairCheating: Taking a huge shortcut in ''F-Zero'' causes a UFO to pop up and drag you back to an earlier part of the course. Taking such a shortcut in ''GX'' simply blows your machine up. No such measure exists in ''GP Legend'', which leads to some massive [[GameBreaker game-breaking]] shortcuts.



** Made even more confusing when you learn there were actually two crashes, and one of them was retconned out of existence.



** Made even more confusing given the original ''F-Zero X'' translation tried to fuse these into one crash, ignoring the F-Max entirely.



* PhysicalGod: Black Shadow, ''especially'' in the anime. For example, [[TheStarscream Zoda]] inexplicably [[ShapingYourAttacks transforms his vehicle into a]] [[IncendiaryExponent fiery]] [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons dragon]] and devours Black Shadow whole (and then says the above GratuitousEnglish quote), [[NighInvulnerability only for him to reappear unharmed a few episodes later]]. [[spoiler:Fittingly so, [[BecauseDestinySaysSo only Captain Falcon, his polar opposite, can defeat him with the help of]] [[TheChosenOne Ryu, The Savior]].]]
* PortTown: [[TropeNamers Trope Namer]], although InNameOnly.

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* PhysicalGod: Black Shadow, ''especially'' in the anime. For example, [[TheStarscream Zoda]] inexplicably [[ShapingYourAttacks transforms his vehicle into a]] [[IncendiaryExponent fiery]] [[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons dragon]] and devours Black Shadow whole (and then says the above GratuitousEnglish quote), [[NighInvulnerability only for him to reappear unharmed a few episodes later]]. [[spoiler:Fittingly so, [[BecauseDestinySaysSo only Captain Falcon, his polar opposite, can defeat him with the help of]] [[TheChosenOne Ryu, The Savior]].]]
* PortTown: [[TropeNamers Trope Namer]], although InNameOnly.it's a space port, not a sea port.



* RecycledTitle: ''F-Zero: Falcon Densetsu''/''Legend of Falcon''/''GP Legend''/whatever you want to call it.



* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: ''Maximum Velocity'' is one... [[AlternateContinuity in a sense]]. It really takes place a quarter of a century after the original ''F-Zero'' in 2585, with none of the original cast making an appearance. Kent Akechi believes himself to be the son of Captain Falcon and Blitz Wagner is Dr. Stewart's protégé. The game doesn't acknowledge the [[NoodleIncident Horrific Grand Finale]] from the main canon and uses the same rule set as the original ''F-Zero''.

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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: ''Maximum Velocity'' is one... [[AlternateContinuity in a sense]]. It really takes place a quarter of a century after the original ''F-Zero'' in 2585, with none of the original cast making an appearance. Kent Akechi believes himself to be the son of Captain Falcon and Blitz Wagner is Dr. Stewart's protégé. The game doesn't acknowledge the [[NoodleIncident Horrific Grand Finale]] Big Accident]] from the main canon and uses the same rule set as the original ''F-Zero''.



* TurtlePower: Pico is essentially this, despite WordOfGod's [[InsistentTerminology claims that he isn't]]. Pico even comes from a planet named Tortiz-3. Of course, his violent nature sends Pico straight into the land of WhatMeasureIsANonCute

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* TurtlePower: Pico is essentially this, despite WordOfGod's [[InsistentTerminology claims that he isn't]]. Pico even comes from a planet named Tortiz-3. Of course, his violent nature sends Pico straight into the land of WhatMeasureIsANonCute



** As Magica is a desert kingdom, Princia's accent might allude to [[UsefulNotes/TheMiddleEast Middle Eastern]] lands once under British rule in spite of her being from a race of HumanAliens.

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** As Magica is a desert kingdom, Princia's accent might allude to [[UsefulNotes/TheMiddleEast Middle Eastern]] lands once under British rule in spite of her being from a race of HumanAliens.rule.



** [[FinalBossNewDimension Final Race New Dimension]]
* VillainousBreakdown: Aside from the aforementioned Deathborn example, [[spoiler:Black Shadow gets an ''epic'' one while the Dark Reactor is GoingCritical. He starts ranting about how he won't allow his dream to end. Captain Falcon's rejoinder? [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Fal]][[ShutUpHannibal con]] [[HeroicSacrifice Pun]][[MegatonPunch ch]]]].
* VillainousGlutton: Zoda in the anime has a ''major'' {{sweet tooth}}; to the point of making boisterous demands for chocolate sundaes and other desserts as a reward for winning a race, or simply to torment his minions.



* WeCanRebuildHim: Mighty Gazelle after the [[NoodleIncident Horrific Grand Finale]]. [[spoiler:According to the backstory, this happened to Deathborn on ''three'' occasions.]]

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* WeCanRebuildHim: Mighty Gazelle after the [[NoodleIncident Horrific Grand Finale]].Big Accident]]. [[spoiler:According to the backstory, this happened to Deathborn on ''three'' occasions.]]



* WorldOfBuxom: Applies more so to the anime, but a case could be made for the games too, as the only ones with flat chests (and justifiably so) are the [[TokenMiniMoe 14-year-old]] Lily Flyer and [[OlderThanTheyLook 60+-but-looks-like-a-child]] San.
* WorldOfCardboardSpeech: An unexpected inversion. Zoda of ''all'' people swallows his pride and hatred to give one to Ryu, allowing the latter to initiate a chain reaction that culminates with the SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome ''everyone'' knows about.

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* WorldOfBuxom: Applies more so to the anime, but a case could be made for the games too, as the The only ones girls with flat chests (and justifiably so) are the [[TokenMiniMoe 14-year-old]] Lily Flyer and [[OlderThanTheyLook 60+-but-looks-like-a-child]] San.
* WorldOfCardboardSpeech: An unexpected inversion. Zoda of ''all'' people swallows his pride and hatred to give one to Ryu, allowing the latter to initiate a chain reaction that culminates with the SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome ''everyone'' knows about.
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* WolverinePublicity: Falcon, Stewart, Goroh, and Pico--the original four F-Zero pilots--will almost always be unlocked from the start of each game. Promotional art and renders for ''GX'' heavily featured all four racers (especially on the box art), as well as [[BigBad Black Shadow]] and [[TheDragon Blood Falcon]]. The Story Mode also put a moderate amount of focus on Jody Summer and Mighty Gazelle (the only other racers available from the beginning of ''X''). ''AX'' placed the spotlight on the new racers, especially Princia Ramode, Lily Flyer, and Phoenix. The games based off of the anime continuity focused on the leads (Ryu Suzaku and Falcon), as well as major supporting characters like Jody and Goroh. In ''SSB'', Falcon, Goroh, Stewart, and Jody all receive Trophies in ''Melee'' (as well as a Trophy showcasing the vehicles of all 30 racers from ''X''), while Falcon, Goroh, Stewart, Pico, Jody, Mr. EAD, The Skull, Blood Falcon, Black Shadow, and Zoda receive Trophies in ''Brawl''. The fourth game again features the original four (plus their machines in the 3DS version), Jody, Mr. EAD, Zoda, The Skull, Blood Falcon, and Black Shadow as Trophies, along with James [=McCloud=] and Deathborn.

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* WolverinePublicity: Falcon, Stewart, Goroh, and Pico--the original four F-Zero pilots--will almost always be unlocked from the start of each game. Promotional art and renders for ''GX'' heavily featured all four racers (especially on the box art), as well as [[BigBad Black Shadow]] and [[TheDragon Blood Falcon]]. The Story Mode also put a moderate amount of focus on Jody Summer and Mighty Gazelle (the only other racers available from the beginning of ''X''). ''AX'' placed the spotlight on the new racers, especially Princia Ramode, Lily Flyer, and Phoenix. The games based off of the anime continuity focused on the leads (Ryu Suzaku and Falcon), as well as major supporting characters like Jody and Goroh. In ''SSB'', Falcon, Goroh, Stewart, and Jody all receive Trophies in ''Melee'' (as well as a Trophy showcasing the vehicles of all 30 racers from ''X''), while Falcon, Goroh, Stewart, Pico, Jody, Mr. EAD, The Skull, Blood Falcon, Black Shadow, and Zoda receive Trophies in ''Brawl''. The fourth game again features the original four (plus their machines in the 3DS version), Jody, Mr. EAD, Zoda, The Skull, Blood Falcon, and Black Shadow as Trophies, along with James [=McCloud=] and Deathborn.



* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Surprisingly, this is mostly averted in a series with aliens. The oddest {{hair colors}} come from Lisa Brilliant (green) and Miss Killer (dark hair, which seems to be [[HairColorDissonance purple-tinted]]).



** In ''Maximum Velocity'' (the farthest-dated entry of the series), Jane B. Christie is said to be a fan of vintage automobiles, suggesting that, like in ''GP Legend'', older technology may remain, but are either seen as novelty goods/collector's items or included in more deliberately retro settings.

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** In ''Maximum Velocity'' (the farthest-dated entry of the series), Jane B. Christie is said to be a fan of vintage automobiles, suggesting that, like in ''GP Legend'', that older technology may remain, but are either seen as novelty goods/collector's items or included in more deliberately retro settings.
5th Feb '18 10:33:55 AM AerialQueen
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** Episode 40 of the anime involves a comical ShowWithinAShow involving the F-Zero machines belonging to the Mobile Task Force docking into CombiningMecha that form something akin to what you'd see in ''[[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross Macross]]''.



** In Episode 32 of ''Falcon Densetsu'', [[spoiler:Zoda uses the power of the Reactor Might lodged into his stomach to suck up all the Blood Falcon clones into himself to transform himself into Hyper Zoda in a similar fashion to a certain [[Franchise/{{Kirby}} pink puffball who also sucks up his opponents to gain their power]]. The suction effect even resembles that of [[Anime/KirbyRightBackAtYa the anime staring said pink puffball]]]].
3rd Jan '18 9:11:24 PM Sammettik
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* InconsistentDub: The international ''F-Zero X'' translation added several instances of detail and world-building which were not in the original, whilst ''GX'' had a more unified translation. Many of the additions were ignored by ''GX'' but could still conceivably fit (Such as giving Captain Falcon a First and Middle name); others were outright contradicted:
** The most obvious example being the details of the "Big Accident", there were actually two of them: One that permanently ended F-Max and had several deaths (including the man who would be reborn as The Skull), and one that temporarily suspended F-Zero and had no deaths (ihough Mighty Gazelle came close). The NOA translation merged these both into one accident called the "Horrific Grand Finale", and treated The Skull as always having been an F-Zero racer.

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* InconsistentDub: The international ''F-Zero X'' translation added several instances of detail and world-building which were not in the original, whilst ''GX'' had a more unified translation. Many of the additions were ignored by ''GX'' but could still conceivably fit (Such as giving Captain Falcon a First and Middle name); name), with some such as Arbin Gordon gaining the alias of "The Skull" and Hell Hawk's DubNameChange to Blood Hawk even becoming official; others were outright contradicted:
** The most obvious example being the details of the "Big Accident", there were actually two of them: One that permanently ended F-Max and had several deaths (including the man who would be reborn as The Skull), and one that temporarily suspended F-Zero and had no deaths (ihough (though Mighty Gazelle came close). The NOA translation merged these both into one accident called the "Horrific Grand Finale", and treated The Skull as always having been an F-Zero racer.



* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: In the anime, Leon (who is normally a [[{{Bishonen}} bishie]] teenager) becomes a werewolf after experiencing an adrenaline rush. He usually manages to keep some of his lucidity, but fears losing control of himself.
2nd Jan '18 8:30:57 PM Sammettik
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* InconsistentDub: Most of NOA's attempts to "spice up" the story in ''F-Zero X'' were not retained in ''GX'':

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* InconsistentDub: Most of NOA's attempts to "spice up" the story in The international ''F-Zero X'' translation added several instances of detail and world-building which were not retained in ''GX'': the original, whilst ''GX'' had a more unified translation. Many of the additions were ignored by ''GX'' but could still conceivably fit (Such as giving Captain Falcon a First and Middle name); others were outright contradicted:



** The "Real Names" of some racers (Such as Falcon's first name being Douglas) were entirely inventions of the translators, hence why they aren't referenced in ''GX''.



** Odyapes, the home planet of Billy's species and the location of the "Big Blue" track, was also an invention of the translation. In ''GX'', Billy is an educated Earth ape and Big Blue is also on Earth, being somewhere in between Casino Palace and Lightning/Port Town as shown by Story Chapter 4.

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** Odyapes, the home planet of Billy's species and the location of the "Big Blue" track, was also purely an invention of the translation. In ''GX'', Billy is an educated Earth ape and Big Blue is also on Earth, being somewhere in between Casino Palace and Lightning/Port Town as shown by Story Chapter 4.
2nd Jan '18 3:24:38 PM Sammettik
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** The ''X'' translation implied the "Lightning" powerplant/racetrack was connected to Mute City. ''GX'''s Story Mode shows it's actually part of Port Town.
** Odyapes, the home planet of Billy's species and the location of the "Big Blue" track, was also an invention of the translation. In ''GX'', Billy is an educated Earth ape and Big Blue is also on Earth, being somewhere in between Casino Palace and Lightning/Port Town as shown by Story Chapter 4.
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