!FridgeBrilliance
* The Aparoids' takeover and apparent eradication of Sauria and its defences in ''VideoGame/StarFoxAssault''. We know the dinosaurs fought back, we know they lost. ''However,'' it is more than just a simple case of inverting RockBeatsLaser. The objective of the mission for Star Fox (or rather Fox and Krystal on the ground) is to destroy the Aparoid Hatchers, which enable them to multiply and spawn more troops. Peppy even directly states that "if we can destroy those Hatchers, we ''might'' just have a chance". The mission finishes the moment all the Hatchers on Sauria's surface are destroyed. Star Fox had experience combatting the Aparoids prior, they ''knew'' what to look for in order to gain an advantage or victory over their enemies. The dinosaur tribes of Sauria, on the other hand, had no such experience, and were facing an enemy that was technologically superior to them, and was capable of replenishing their troop numbers almost instantly, as opposed to their own numbers. The invasion was already well underway long before the Star Fox team got there. It wasn't a straight-up CurbStompBattle, the Aparoids won through ''sheer numbers'' and inexperience on the part of the planet's protectors.
* This mainly applies to whether one subscribes to the idea that James [=McCloud=] was KilledOffForReal prior to the beginning of ''VideoGame/StarFox64''. In the definitive climax of the game, Fox is led to safety from Andross's exploding base by what appears to be the "ghost" of James in his Arwing, which disappears as soon as Fox is safe. Now, if James truly was a ghost here, why would he show up on Venom? If the prologue is accurate, then it's because ''that is where he died''. And his last act before passing on to the afterlife is ensuring his son survives and giving him some touching parting words.
** Though if you look VERY carefully at the space background as the cutscene after escaping the base ends, [[FreezeFrameBonus you can see a distinctly Arwing-shaped object moving away.]]
* Why is it that brain!Andross's cerebellum in Star Fox 64 is its weakpoint? Because the cerebellum regulates motor control and movement. Destroy it and Andross can't move.