* BeamMeUpScotty: Peppy's [[MemeticMutation memetic line]] "Do a barrel roll" is present in ''StarFox64'' but it is not constantly spammed throughout the game like most people think. He only says the line about two or three times in the entire game.
* CreatorBacklash: While he doesn't ''hate'' it, ShigeruMiyamoto has cited the series as getting worse after being developed by other companies.
** Further averted in [[http://ca.ign.com/articles/2012/07/06/miyamoto-discusses-metroid-on-wii-u this article]], where he states that the series is the one he personally wants most on WiiU.
** Dylan Cuthbert from Q-Games plays it straight - he calls out the {{Fandumb}} for [[Main/RuleThirtyFour "liking those furries a little too much."]]
* TheDanza: Bill Grey voiced by Bill Johns in ''[[VideoGame/StarFox64 64]]''.
* FakeBrit: Alesia Glidewell as Krystal in ''[[VideoGame/StarFoxAssault Assault]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl]]''; averted in ''[[VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures Adventures]]'' where her actress, Estelle Ellis, actually ''was'' British.
** Like Wolf, Leon's accent used to sound vaguely British when he appeared in ''VideoGame/StarFox64''. Later games would portray him without one.
* FanNickname: A "[[SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem snesser]]" is one of a dwindling number of fans who prefers SNES ''Star Fox'' or ''Star Fox 2'' over ''Star Fox 64'' or the other games that followed.
* FranchiseKiller: ''[[VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures Adventures]]'' broke the [[BrokenBase base]], and ''[[VideoGame/StarFoxCommand Command]]'' came close to outright killing it, 3DS remake nonwithstanding. The series was thought dead until Miyamoto revealed a new installment was in preparation for the Wii U at E3 2014.
* HeyItsThatVoice:
** Creator/TetsuInada is Panther Caluroso. Inada is known for doing voices for ''[[DynastyWarriors Lu Bu]]'' and ''[[Franchise/AceAttorney Godot]]'', but a special mention must be given - he has voiced SEVERAL anthropomorphic {{badass}}es. We have [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Sajin Komamura]], [[Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger Doggie Kruger]], Rouen (''Shining Wind''), and [[SuikodenTierkreis Diulf]]!
** Wolf's Japanese voice actor is Mahito Oba, who is also TheNarrator of OnePiece.
** Fox's Japanese voice actor is Kenji Nojima, who voiced [[MeltyBlood Shiki Tohno]].
** For the English voice actors, Wolf's ''Assault'' voice actor, Grant Goodeve, also did the Engineer in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''. David Scully, who voiced Leon and Panther in ''Assault'', is known for the roles of ''{{Halo}}'''s Sgt. Johnson, and Dimitri of the ''Franchise/SlyCooper'' series.
*** Speaking of ''Sly Cooper'', Krystal in ''Assault'' was voiced by AlÚsia Glidewell, who played Carmelita in [[VideoGame/Sly2BandOfThieves the second game]] of that series, and Zero Suit [[{{Metroid}} Samus]][[note]]and [[{{Kirby}} Knuckle Joe]].[[/note]] in ''SuperSmashBros. Brawl'' (also reprising the role of Krystal for her cameos in the Lylat Cruise stage), as well as being the model for Chell, ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'''s protagonist (So two ''Assault'' actors got parts in two of Valve's major releases. Interesting).
** Slippy and Peppy in ''Adventures'' are VideoGame/{{Conker|s Bad Fur Day}}.
** And another ''Sly Cooper''-Valve-''Star Fox'' voice-acting coincidence, Ricky May (who voiced [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 Soldier]] and [[VideoGAme/Sly3HonorAmongThieves Dr. M]]) did Peppy Hare and Andross of ''Star Fox 64''.
** Fox's voice in ''64'' is done by Mike West. You might know his brother [[Creator/BillyWest Billy]] as the voice of [[{{Futurama}} Fry]].
** Mike [=McAuliffe=], Slippy's voice in ''Assault'' and ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl'' also did the voice of Luther in the ''FreddiFish'' series.
* NamesTheSame: James McCloud is not to be confused with the character from ''[[VideoGame/{{F-Zero}} F-Zero X]]'', though that character is a blatant {{Expy}}/ShoutOut to this one.
* TheOtherDarrin: The entire cast in every game, most notable in the English voice-cast, but the Japanese voices aren't exactly free from this.
** Shinobu Satouchi originally voiced Fox [=McCloud=] and Leon Powalski in ''Star Fox 64''. In ''Assault'', however, he continued to voice only Leon, as Fox was then voiced by Kenji Nojima. Similarly, Hisao Egawa originally voiced Wolf O'Donnell and Falco Lombardi in ''Star Fox 64''. In ''Assault'', he gives Wolf to Mahito Oba.
** Bound to happen with Pigma's Japanese voice, after the tragic [[DrivenToSuicide death]] of Creator/DaisukeGori.
** The English version of ''Star Fox 64 3D'' subverts this. Mike West (Fox and James [=McCloud=]) and Lyssa Browne (Slippy and Katt) reprise their roles from the N64 original. Everyone else was recast however, which didn't go well for some fans.
* TalkingToHimself: In ''[[VideoGame/StarFox64 64]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/StarFoxAssault Assault]]'', Fox and James (the Aparoid-absorbed memories of him in the latter game, anyway) are portrayed by the same voice actors, Mike West and Jim Walker (per each game, respectively).
* {{Vaporware}}: The sequel to the SNES Star Fox, ''Star Fox 2'', eventually cancelled and to give way to ''Star Fox 64''. Although there are [=ROMs=] that contain the unfinished game...
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: General Scales was intended to have a full boss battle, but that didn't happen due to [[ScrewedByTheLawyers Rare being sold to Microsoft]].