History YMMV / StarFox

11th Aug '16 10:08:55 PM Clifftothemax
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* {{Fanon}}: Thanks to ''Did You Know Gaming?'', a fairly large portion of Nintendo fans now believe that the Star Fox team in the original games are amputees with prosthetic metal legs, due to the metallic appearance of their footwear. This rumour is based on the box art for the very first game, which used puppets with weighted feet and hinges in the legs to get them to stand (the look of which a Nintendo Power cover replicated down to every exact detail). The reasoning used is that doing so would stop the blood flow that would cause the pilots to pass out due to intense g-forces. Never mind that [[CriticalResearchFailure such an idea wouldn't work at all with real life pilots]], but that the games canonically have technology that would actively prevent such a thing in the form of the G-Diffuser, which has been present since the start of the series. Whilst the canonical evidence ''for'' the theory is virtually nil, and the evidence against it substantial, it wasn't until the release of ''VideoGame/StarFoxZero'' where [=MatPat=] of [=GameTheory=] (a populariser of the theory) had an interview with ''Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto'' and brought up the issue; whereupon Miyamoto promptly stated the metallic appearance was a stylistic choice, effectively debunking the theory.
1st Aug '16 2:57:06 PM MissConception
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* CriticalResearchFailure: Solar has been described as a '''star''' in the ''Star Fox 64 Official Nintendo Player's Guide'', but both the Japanese and English-language websites (as well as ''Star Fox Command'') state that it's instead a '''planet'''. The Japanese instruction booklet also explains that Lylat is the name of the system's seldom-seen star, and the given data in the former strategy guide also places Solar as a red dwarf too cold to possibly sustain life, so it cannot possibly be the Lylat system's star. Accepting Solar as a star led to the fan theory that the Lylat system might be some kind of binary star system.

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* CriticalResearchFailure: Solar has been described as a '''star''' in the ''Star Fox 64 Official Nintendo Player's Guide'', but both the official Japanese and English-language websites (as well as ''Star Fox Command'') state that it's instead a '''planet'''. The Japanese instruction booklet also explains that Lylat is the name of the system's seldom-seen star, and the given data in the former strategy guide also places Solar as a red dwarf too cold to possibly sustain life, so it cannot possibly be the Lylat system's star. Accepting Solar as a star led to the fan theory that the Lylat system might be some kind of binary star system.
1st Aug '16 2:51:43 PM MissConception
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** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in ''Assault'' where Fox himself tries to help Wolf in the Aparoid Homeworld by giving advice, with Wolf only being annoyed and saying, "Keep your eyes to your front and your business to yourself, pup."

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** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in ''Assault'' where Fox himself tries to help Wolf in the Aparoid Homeworld aparoid homeworld by giving advice, with Wolf only being annoyed and saying, "Keep your eyes to your front and your business to yourself, pup."



* CriticalResearchFailure: The description of Solar, which is a ''star'', as "The Red-Hot Planet" in ''Command''. Never mind that it's the sun of the Lylat system in ''Star Fox 64''. The given data on it places it as a Red Dwarf too cold to possibly sustain life, thus the fan theory that the Lylat System might be some kind of Binary Star system. (Lylat was ''clearly'' a binary system in ''Star Fox 2'')

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* CriticalResearchFailure: The description of Solar, which is a ''star'', Solar has been described as "The Red-Hot Planet" a '''star''' in ''Command''. Never mind that it's the sun of the Lylat system in ''Star Fox 64''. 64 Official Nintendo Player's Guide'', but both the Japanese and English-language websites (as well as ''Star Fox Command'') state that it's instead a '''planet'''. The Japanese instruction booklet also explains that Lylat is the name of the system's seldom-seen star, and the given data on it in the former strategy guide also places it Solar as a Red Dwarf red dwarf too cold to possibly sustain life, thus so it cannot possibly be the Lylat system's star. Accepting Solar as a star led to the fan theory that the Lylat System system might be some kind of Binary Star system. (Lylat was ''clearly'' a binary system in ''Star Fox 2'')star system.



** Various fan theories attempting to explain [[spoiler:James' sudden appearances at the end of ''64'' and ''Command'']]. Likewise, the idea that James [=McCloud=] from VideoGame/{{F-Zero}} and this character are one and the same.

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** Various fan theories attempting to explain [[spoiler:James' sudden appearances at the end of ''64'' and ''Command'']]. Likewise, the idea that James [=McCloud=] from VideoGame/{{F-Zero}} ''VideoGame/{{F-Zero}}'' and this character are one and the same.



** An Official Nintendo Survey in 2013 revealed that the series as a whole is less popular in Japan than it is in the West, indicating that gamers were a minority in the Japanese fanbase.

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** An Official Nintendo Survey in 2013 revealed that the series as a whole is less popular in Japan than it is in the West, west, indicating that gamers were a minority in the Japanese fanbase.



** The Aparoids' attack on Sauria, [[spoiler:later revealed to be a diversion to keep Star Fox busy while the Aparoids attack Corneria]]. And if that wasn't enough, they [[spoiler:take over General Pepper and his flagship and [[PlayerPunch force Fox]] to destroy him.]]
** Pigma has only done evil things, but you can consider when he finally crosses it at multiple times. The earliest is in the backstory of ''64'', when he is bribed by Andross to betray James and Peppy. Later, one might consider his rubbing that in to Fox cementing him as pure evil. However, if ''64'' didn't convince you, he's WORSE in ''Assault.'' Wolf has kicked Pigma out of Star Wolf, and what does Pigma do when the Aparoids, who want to assimilate all life and technology, invade? He decides to become a leader of them and unleashes them on Fichina, letting it undergo an apocalypse thanks to them and infects the main building in order to procure an escape. Thankfully, he learns that EvilIsNotAToy and is assimilated himself and is FINALLY KilledOffForReal. However, if the part in ''Command'' where he survives is considered canon...

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** The Aparoids' aparoids' attack on Sauria, [[spoiler:later revealed to be a diversion to keep Star Fox busy while the Aparoids aparoids attack Corneria]]. And if that wasn't enough, they [[spoiler:take over General Pepper and his flagship and [[PlayerPunch force Fox]] to destroy him.]]
** Pigma has only done evil things, but you can consider when he finally crosses it at multiple times. The earliest is in the backstory of ''64'', when he is bribed by Andross to betray James and Peppy. Later, one might consider his rubbing that in to Fox cementing him as pure evil. However, if ''64'' didn't convince you, he's WORSE in ''Assault.'' Wolf has kicked Pigma out of Star Wolf, and what does Pigma do when the Aparoids, aparoids, who want to assimilate all life and technology, invade? He decides to become a leader of them and unleashes them on Fichina, letting it undergo an apocalypse thanks to them and infects the main building in order to procure an escape. Thankfully, he learns that EvilIsNotAToy and is assimilated himself and is FINALLY KilledOffForReal. However, if the part in ''Command'' where he survives is considered canon...



* NightmareFuel[=/=]TearJerker: [[spoiler:General Pepper's cries for you to kill him in ''Assault'' to prevent the Aparoids from taking over his body.]]
* RecycledPremise: ''Assault'''s plotline is lifted more or less wholesale from obscure Treasure title ''Silpheed: The Lost Planet''.
* RecycledScript: In the comic series that was released at the same time as the original 1993 game, Slippy is kidnapped on Titania, but manages to rescue himself using his [[UtilityBelt Utility Necklace]]. In ''64'', Slippy is kidnapped on Titania and has to be rescued by Fox. In ''Farewell, Beloved Falco'', Slippy is kidnapped on Titania and has to be rescued by Fox ''again''. Both scenarios involve the Landmaster, but in ''64'' it's used to rescue Slippy, while in ''Farewell'' Slippy is kidnapped ''while piloting it''. (How does that guy manage to get kidnapped ''[[EpicFail while driving a]]'' '''[[TankGoodness tank]]?!?''')

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* NightmareFuel[=/=]TearJerker: [[spoiler:General Pepper's cries for you to kill him in ''Assault'' to prevent the Aparoids aparoids from taking over his body.]]
* RecycledPremise: ''Assault'''s plotline is lifted more or less wholesale from obscure Treasure Creator/{{Treasure}} title ''Silpheed: The Lost Planet''.
* RecycledScript: In the comic series that was released at around the same time as the original 1993 game, Slippy is kidnapped on Titania, but manages to rescue himself using his [[UtilityBelt Utility Necklace]]. In ''64'', Slippy is kidnapped on Titania and has to be rescued by Fox. In ''Farewell, Beloved Falco'', Slippy is kidnapped on Titania and has to be rescued by Fox ''again''. Both scenarios involve the Landmaster, but in ''64'' it's used to rescue Slippy, while in ''Farewell'' Slippy is kidnapped ''while piloting it''. (How does that guy manage to get kidnapped ''[[EpicFail while driving a]]'' '''[[TankGoodness tank]]?!?''')



* VillainDecay: After trying to take over the Lylat System in ''Assault'', Andrew's playing second fiddle to the Anglars in ''Command''.
* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: Out of this Dimension in the original, and the [=OotD=]-style warps in ''64''.

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* VillainDecay: After trying to take over the Lylat System system in ''Assault'', Andrew's playing second fiddle to the Anglars in ''Command''.
* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: Out of this This Dimension in the original, and the [=OotD=]-style [=OoTD=]-style warps in ''64''.
30th Jul '16 8:21:26 AM Anddrix
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* BaseBreaker:

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* BaseBreaker: BaseBreakingCharacter:



** With its predominantly male cast, ''Star Fox'' naturally gets this, especially in the form of [[HelloNurse Krystal]] the blue vixen, who is both Fox's [[SatelliteLoveInterest love interest]] and the BaseBreaker of the series as a whole. Some fans shunt her aside in favor of [[HoYay Fox/Falco and Fox/Wolf]]; there's also [[FauxActionGirl Fara Phoenix]] from the 1993 Nintendo Power comics based off of the SNES game as a replacement.

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** With its predominantly male cast, ''Star Fox'' naturally gets this, especially in the form of [[HelloNurse Krystal]] the blue vixen, who is both Fox's [[SatelliteLoveInterest love interest]] and the BaseBreaker BaseBreakingCharacter of the series as a whole. Some fans shunt her aside in favor of [[HoYay Fox/Falco and Fox/Wolf]]; there's also [[FauxActionGirl Fara Phoenix]] from the 1993 Nintendo Power comics based off of the SNES game as a replacement.
12th Jul '16 10:06:31 AM longWriter
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* AnnoyingVideoGameHelper:
** Mostly Slippy, who tends to get in trouble very quickly. These guys may annoy players to the point where they may [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential turn on their teammates]] just to shut them up for a while. To add insult to injury, in the cases where the team manages to be genuinely helpful, they may end up stealing important kills from you.
** Sector Z in ''64'' was a big example of this. It's difficult to unlock medals mainly because the already thin number of enemies is shaved further by your teammates. They can get the last shots on those missiles. [[note]] In the original SNES version, their kills count towards your score, and Peppy and Falco could just as easily get into trouble as Slippy. The problem here is that your wing men have an infuriating tendency to fly right into your line of fire, so they end up bitching at you on the radio even as they're absorbing blasts that would have destroyed your enemies. [[/note]]
** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in ''Assault'' where Fox himself tries to help Wolf in the Aparoid Homeworld by giving advice, with Wolf only being annoyed and saying, "Keep your eyes to your front and your business to yourself, pup."



* StopHelpingMe:
** Mostly Slippy, who tends to get in trouble very quickly. These guys may annoy players to the point where they may [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential turn on their teammates]] just to shut them up for a while. To add insult to injury, in the cases where the team manages to be genuinely helpful, they may end up stealing important kills from you.
** Sector Z in ''64'' was a big example of this. It's difficult to unlock medals mainly because the already thin number of enemies is shaved further by your teammates. They can get the last shots on those missiles. [[note]] In the original SNES version, their kills count towards your score, and Peppy and Falco could just as easily get into trouble as Slippy. The problem here is that your wing men have an infuriating tendency to fly right into your line of fire, so they end up bitching at you on the radio even as they're absorbing blasts that would have destroyed your enemies. [[/note]]
** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in ''Assault'' where Fox himself tries to help Wolf in the Aparoid Homeworld by giving advice, with Wolf only being annoyed and saying, "Keep your eyes to your front and your business to yourself, pup."
8th Jul '16 11:13:55 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* TheyJustDidntCare:
** Wolf's ''awful'' personality change in ''Command''. Also, ''Super Smash Bros. Brawl'' has him act out of character at times, too.
** Panther's severe change in speech (and even his surname) in ''Command''.
** Several characters inexplicably showing up with radically changed appearances or [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation personalities]] (Krystal is either a cold heartless bitch or simply a hurt, yet forgivable woman scorned, depending on what path you take in the game).
*** Katt looks significantly different than her appearance in ''64'' and Bill has a Southern accent which he didn't have before.
17th Jun '16 10:30:52 PM Vos
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* CrackPairing: Several. Fox/Wolf (they want to kill each other) Fox/Falco (not only is nothing romantic implied, but Falco is ''asexual.'') One of the strangest that has occurred is Wolf/Lucy. Shippers point to the appearance of Lucy's daughter in the ending "Goodbye Fox", claiming that she shares some of Wolf's traits.

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* CrackPairing: Several. Several, most notably Fox/Wolf (they are rivals who want to kill each other) Fox/Falco (not only is nothing romantic implied, but Falco is ''asexual.'') ''). One of the strangest that has occurred is Wolf/Lucy. Shippers point to the appearance of Lucy's daughter in the ending "Goodbye Fox", claiming that she shares some of Wolf's traits.



* DracoInLeatherPants: Everyone on Star Wolf except Pigma and Andrew. Leon's (apparently) a cold-blooded killer, albeit one who loves flowers and rainbows, and Wolf is... [[SavageWolf Wolf.]] Panther also gets this a lot, as his great reverence for love thus redeems him.

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* DracoInLeatherPants: Everyone on Star Wolf except Pigma and Andrew. Leon's (apparently) a cold-blooded killer, albeit one who loves flowers and rainbows, and Wolf is...is, well... [[SavageWolf Wolf.]] Panther also gets this a lot, as his great reverence for love thus redeems him.



* SoOkayItsAverage: ''Assault'' is widely regarded as this by fans and some reviewers. Interestingly, it's the worst-reviewed game in the series, but you'd be hard-pressed to find a fan that prefers ''Command'' over it.

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* SoOkayItsAverage: ''Assault'' is widely regarded as this by fans and some reviewers. Interestingly, it's the worst-reviewed game in the series, but you'd you would be hard-pressed to find a fan that prefers ''Command'' over it.
11th Jun '16 4:11:35 PM MarkWilder
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* ContestedSequel: '''EVERY SINGLE GAME IN THE SERIES.''' Even ''64'' isn't safe, as the original SNES game has a sizeable fanbase. As mentioned above, don't try to start a discussion, especially if you get the unreleased ''Star Fox 2'' involved.
* CrackPairing: One such pairing that has occurred is Wolf/Lucy. Shippers point to the appearance of Lucy's daughter in the ending "Goodbye Fox", claiming that she shares some of Wolf's traits.
* CriticalResearchFailure: The description of Solar, which is a ''star'', as "The Red-Hot Planet" in ''Command''. Never mind that it's supposed to be the sun of the Lylat system, but given data on it places it as a Red Dwarf too cold to possibly sustain life, thus the fan theory that the Lylat System might be some kind of Binary Star system.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The Star Wolf theme gets an awesome [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ti-ANm0kaV0 instrumental remake]] in ''Assault''.
* DracoInLeatherPants: The two mainstays of Star Wolf: Leon's (apparently) a cold-blooded killer, albeit one who loves flowers and rainbows, and Wolf is... Wolf. Panther also gets this a lot, as his great reverence for love thus redeems him.
* EnsembleDarkHorse: Star Wolf, especially leader Wolf and Leon for their banter and Wolf and Leon's Badass nature and crazy personality respectively.
** Panther is fairly popular because of his personality and being a cat he's used a lot as a subject in Nico Video as someone who is dancing, doing silly things, etc.
** Lucy became the EnsembleDarkHorse of ''Command'', despite getting the least character development of any of that game's new characters.

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* ContestedSequel: '''EVERY SINGLE GAME IN THE SERIES.''' Even ''64'' isn't safe, as the original SNES game has a sizeable fanbase. As mentioned above, don't try to start fanbase and a discussion, especially if you get the unreleased ''Star Fox 2'' involved.
[[DarkerAndEdgier different atmosphere]].
* CrackPairing: Several. Fox/Wolf (they want to kill each other) Fox/Falco (not only is nothing romantic implied, but Falco is ''asexual.'') One such pairing of the strangest that has occurred is Wolf/Lucy. Shippers point to the appearance of Lucy's daughter in the ending "Goodbye Fox", claiming that she shares some of Wolf's traits.
* CriticalResearchFailure: The description of Solar, which is a ''star'', as "The Red-Hot Planet" in ''Command''. Never mind that it's supposed to be the sun of the Lylat system, but system in ''Star Fox 64''. The given data on it places it as a Red Dwarf too cold to possibly sustain life, thus the fan theory that the Lylat System might be some kind of Binary Star system.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The Star Wolf theme gets an awesome [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ti-ANm0kaV0 instrumental remake]]
system. (Lylat was ''clearly'' a binary system in ''Assault''.
''Star Fox 2'')
* DracoInLeatherPants: The two mainstays of Everyone on Star Wolf: Wolf except Pigma and Andrew. Leon's (apparently) a cold-blooded killer, albeit one who loves flowers and rainbows, and Wolf is... Wolf. [[SavageWolf Wolf.]] Panther also gets this a lot, as his great reverence for love thus redeems him.
* EnsembleDarkHorse: Star Wolf, especially leader Wolf and Leon for their banter and Wolf and Leon's Badass nature and crazy personality respectively.
** Panther is fairly popular because of his personality and being a cat he's used a lot as a subject in Nico Video as someone who is dancing, doing silly things, etc.
** Lucy became the EnsembleDarkHorse of ''Command'', despite getting the least character development of any of that game's new characters.
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** It doesn't help that, until ''Assault'' and ''Adventures'', the cast was almost ''entirely'' male (with one un-determinable gender).

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** It doesn't help that, until ''Assault'' and ''Adventures'', the cast was almost ''entirely'' male (with one un-determinable gender).male.
11th Jun '16 4:01:00 PM MarkWilder
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* NeverLiveItDown: People like to refer to a certain [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=221 VGCats strip]] for HomoeroticSubtext moments of the game... even though that was taken out of context for the sake of [[VulgarHumor]].

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* NeverLiveItDown: People like to refer to a certain [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=221 VGCats strip]] for HomoeroticSubtext moments of the game... even though that was taken out of context for the sake of [[VulgarHumor]].[[VulgarHumor the typical VGCats style of humor]].
11th Jun '16 3:59:40 PM MarkWilder
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* NeverLiveItDown: People like to refer to a certain [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=221 VGCats strip]] for HomoeroticSubtext moments of the game... even though that was taken out of context and essentially non-existent in ''Star Fox 64''. Now in later games it could apply, but in ''64's'' wooden dialogue?

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* NeverLiveItDown: People like to refer to a certain [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=221 VGCats strip]] for HomoeroticSubtext moments of the game... even though that was taken out of context and essentially non-existent in ''Star Fox 64''. Now in later games it could apply, but in ''64's'' wooden dialogue?for the sake of [[VulgarHumor]].
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