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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation:
** As [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2JXWFHx8qk this]][[note]] At 1:41[[/note]] LetsPlay puts it, is General Pepper a benevolent ruler (IF he is a ruler) or a [[DirtyCommunists Communist dictator]]?
* AmericansHateTingle:
** Slippy is generally well-liked in Japan, but is more TheScrappy in the West, where in ''Star Fox 64'' he is frequently considered one of the most annoying characters in video game history.
** Panther is about as liked or as hated as Slippy is, depending on the region.
* BaseBreaker:
** There is a clear line drawn down the center of the fanbase between the Krystal-lovers and Krystal-haters. Most pre-''Adventures'' fans refused to accept her, though ''Adventures'' itself attracted a great many new (mostly [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff non]]-Japanese) fans who found Krystal [[MsFanservice especially appealing]].
** Interestingly, this treatment also extends to her and Fox's (possible future) son, Marcus. Which is particularly noteworthy since he hasn't really done anything to be liked or hated to any real degree other than... be a potential outcome for the future of the series.
** Do NOT [[BerserkButton mention Krystal]] near Fara's fans. Or, in the same manner of breath, Fara around Krystal's fans. The [[DieForOurShip possibility]] [[ShipToShipCombat of war]] will be a high one.
* BrokenBase: Several divisions divide fans of the series. Mainly between the ones that like the games that came after ''Star Fox 64'' or not. Then there's the [[TrueArtIsAncient die-hards]] who consider the original ''Star Fox''/''Starwing'' to be the better game.
* ContestedSequel: All of them. Even ''64'', as the 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.
* EpilepticTrees: V
** Various fan-theories attempting to explain [[spoiler:James's 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.
** The argument that James and Fox were never renamed -- they could be Fox James [=McCloud=] Sr. and Fox James [=McCloud=] Jr., or they could be James [=McCloud=] Sr. and James [=McCloud=] Jr. with "Fox" being a nickname.
* [[EvenBetterSequel Even Better Remake]]: ''Star Fox 64'' made many, many improvements over the original [[TrueArtIsAncient stylish]] SNES Star Fox, and it's the most popular and remembered game in the series as a result of this.
* EveryoneIsGay:
** ''Star Fox'' {{fanfic}}s. Fox, Falco, Wolf, and Leon are sometimes portrayed as flaming gay. Of course, "[[ReallyGetsAround Nymphomaniac]] Gaylords" are perhaps a more ''accurate'' description.
** It doesn't help that, until ''Assault'' and ''Adventures'', the cast was almost ''entirely'' male (With one un-determinable gender).
* ExecutiveMeddling: How ''Star Fox Adventures'' came to be, which began life as an unrelated Nintendo 64 game called ''Dinosaur Planet''. There are two versions of this story, and the one you believe depends upon who you ask and how cynical you feel about modern game design, but both eventually result in the game's development schedule being drawn out past the end of the N64's life cycle and then being pushed to the upcoming GameCube:
** Version 1 holds that while examining preview material for ''Dinosaur Planet'', Shigeru Miyamoto was struck by the similarity of Rare's designs for the protagonist, Sabre (a wolf), to Fox [=McCloud=]. Miyamoto was reportedly so impressed with how the game was turning out that he called up the Rare development team and personally requested that they change the game to include ''Star Fox'' characters, and Rare agreed.
** Version 2 is less amiable, and claims that while ''Dinosaur Planet'' was in development, Nintendo was working on an in-house ''Star Fox'' title of their own, one that used planetary exploration as a game mechanic, but which was also far behind schedule. Nintendo began searching their third-party dev projects for more complete games that could be modified to suit their needs, and upon noticing the similarities between ''Dinosaur Planet'''s character designs and those of ''Star Fox'', pressured Rare to change the game to use the ''Star Fox'' setting and be ready as a launch title for the GameCube. This caused a split among the Rare leadership, half of whom wanted to obey Nintendo's wishes, and the other half who wanted to continue working on their own original IP. The debate dragged on so long that the N64 ceased production, which effectively ended development of ''Dinosaur Planet''. Nintendo's strong-arming in this instance, combined with their low-key promotion of Rare's family-unfriendly ''VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay'', purportedly caused some bad blood between the two companies, ultimately leading Nintendo to sell their interest in Rare to Microsoft just after ''Adventures'' was released.
** There's also the less popular Version 3, in which the Rare buy-out from Microsoft was actually done much earlier than it was publically announced. Rare was just going to finish ''Dinosaur Planet'' first. Nintendo didn't want Rare to have a brand new IP to bring to Microsoft, so they pressured Rare to change it to one of their own [=IPs=].
** The SNES ''Star Fox'' and ''Star Fox 64'' were no exception to executive meddling. The European versions of the games were renamed Star Wing and Lylat Wars, respectively, because the creators of an 1983 Atari game, coincidentally named "Star Fox", had placed a trademark on the title in Europe, which, despite it never being released due to the failure of the system, it retained the trademark laws several years afterwards. Ironically, the meddling of the series name ended with ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures'', it being the first Star Fox game to actually keep its name in Europe.
* FandomHeresy: Command is the worst game in the series regardless of almost every [[BrokenBase fragment]] you belong to, end of story. You can like it sometimes, but if you say it's anything but the worst you ''will'' receive a solid thwacking from the rest of the base.
* FanPreferredCouple: In Japan, Fox Falco dominates fan expression. There's a lot of it in the West too. [[http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=221 This is probably the most famous example]] (and a parody of [[IdiosyncraticShipNaming Falox]] shippers).
* DieForOurShip:
** Related to BaseBreaker above, especially for HetIsEw fans who want Fox to end up with either [[QueerRomance Falco]] or [[BaraGenre Wolf]]. Don't count out the [[CanonDiscontinuity Fara]] [[FanonDiscontinuity fans]] either.
** 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.
** On the flip side, just about no one will even ''dare'' ship [[LatinLover Panther]] with Krystal; lo and behold, rabid fans burst like crazy.
** Even the HoYay shippers as mentioned can go crazy on one another, especially with [[AntiHero Wolf]], who is often a victim of ShipToShipCombat with [[AxCrazy Leon]], or even ''James''.
* FountainOfMemes:
** ''Star Fox 64''[='s=] voice acting is ''legendary'' for the [[MemeticMutation instant quotability]] and sheer {{Narm}}/NarmCharm of the many, many lines. Quoting ANY line from 64, even the smallest most incidental ones, will cause recognition and a quoting spree. To put it simply, every line in the game is a meme.
** ''[[SoOkayItsAverage Assault]]''[='s=] dialog isn't as good thanks to it being played more seriously, but ''Adventures'' has a few meme inspiring lines here and there.
* GameBreaker: [[SecretCharacter Wolf]] in ''Assault'''s multiplayer mode. He has the most health (the only character that can survive a hit from the Demon Spider) and SPEED.
* GeniusBonus: Early artwork (and on the cover of) the first ''Star Fox'' game showed that the crewmembers of the Star Fox team all had metal casings on their legs. In real life, astronauts wear tight pants to stop the blood from rushing to their upper body to avoid passing out from the G-Force.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: In Japan, Leon, Panther, Falco, and Slippy are quite popular, overshadowing Fox.
** Krystal in the West; [[BrokenBase a plurality of the West]] at least.
* GoodBadTranslation:
** Panther's official last name in Japan is Caluroso. This spelling is used in ''Assault'', ''Command'', and ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl''. In localization, however, his last name is changed to Caroso. Again, another translation mishap occurred in ''Command'' and changed his last name into Caruso. In the localization of ''Super Smash Bros Brawl'', they used Caroso, confirming Caroso being the official last name for Panther outside Japan. ''Command'' has a large amount of translation errors. For instance, Panther speaks in third person in the English translation, yet speaks normally in other languages.
** Dash's Japanese name is Ash. Dash is supposed to be a reference to a sci-fi movie character.
** Doctor Andorf--er, Andross.
** The ice planet in ''Star Fox 64'' is Fichina, but was called "Fortuna" -- an unrelated planet from the original game -- in localization. The correct name is used in ''Star Fox Assault'', since it includes both planets.
** Also in ''Star Fox 64'', planet Katarina was localized as "Katina" -- and is still referred to as such in ''Assault''.
** From the same game above, Japanese materials romanized "Bolse" as "Volus". [[Franchise/MassEffect *inhale* No, Earth-clan, *inhale* not THOSE *inhale* volus.]]
* HetIsEw:
** Branches of the fandom are not pleased with their favorite male characters getting female [[OfficialCouple love interests]].
* HoYay: The more common variations include:
** Fox Falco is the FanPreferredCouple in Japan and the principal YaoiFangirl favorite. They are also moderately popular in the West, but also tends to be almost diametrically opposed by [[BrokenBase Krystal fans]]. The couple's FanNickname is usually ''Falox'' in the West, and ファルフォ (''Falfo'') in Japan.
** Fox Wolf is the favorite in BaraGenre contexts, with Wolf usually being the more dominant one (in his MemeticMolester role). The FanNickname is usually ''Wolox'' in the West, and ウルフォ (''Wolfo'') in Japan.
** [[OneTrueThreesome Wolf Leon Panther]] or any combination thereof are pretty popular.
** James Peppy as a backstory FanPreferredCouple, especially after Vixy dies. In Japan, the FanNickname for this is usually ジムペプ (''Jimpep'') or ジムペピ (''Jimpeppy'').
** And for some odd reason James Wolf too... which is strange especially if you consider their ages. [[{{Wimpification}} Wolf is an Uke?]]
** Canon and straight ships like Fox and Krystal can be found among Japanese fans, but are relatively less common than Falox or Wolox.
** Slippy does ''not'' get a lot of HoYay -- in Japan, he's almost universally treated as straight and male.
* IAmNotShazam:
** The team leader is called Fox [=McCloud=], not Star Fox. Star Fox is the name of TheTeam.
** Ditto for Wolf O'Donnell, not Star Wolf.
** Possibly parodied by one of the endings in ''Command'', where Falco creates his own team and calls it Star Falco.
* IdiosyncraticShipNaming:
** "Falox" (Japanese ファルフォ "Falfo") is Fox Falco [[{{Shipping}} Ship]].
** "Wolox" (Japanese ウルフォ "Wolfo") is Fox Wolf Ship.
** "Jimpep" (Japanese ジムペプ) or "Jimpeppy" (Japanese ジムペピ) is James Peppy Ship.
* JerkSue:
** Fox in the 1993 comics. He's not above losing his temper, arguing with people, and defying authority to get his way and he ''always'' turns out to be ''right'' -- he was just {{Badass}} enough to get away with it. The ContinuityReboot also rebooted Fox's personality to a clean slate, and his personality was never quite the same after that, though both continuities involved variations of CunningLikeAFox.
** Some of the worse derailments of Krystal's personality in Command also qualify.
* KillerApp: The original game showcased the Super FX chip, which was necessary for its 3D graphics (the SuperNintendo was nowhere strong enough to do the necessary math calculations, so the chip handled that). The N64 version was the first major console game to feature force feedback vibration (other companies tried minor attempts, but it was Nintendo that really got it right and pushed it on the populace). This game also had extensive voice acting for a cartridge-based game, [[TechnologyMarchesOn a massive technical achievement of its time]].
* LGBTFanbase: The ''Star Fox'' franchise has a significant gay fanbase. The reasons are varied, but HoYay is a big reason that both Fan Yay and {{Yaoi Fangirl}}s frequently share.
* MemeticBadass: He has a catchphrase and a manly personality... and his face screams of "RAPE TIME!" Can you guess who?
** Hey, Wolf's ''Assault'' voice is [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 Engineer]]! Spy's sappin' my Landmaster!
* MemeticMolester: Wolf... particularly his ''Assault'' pose.
* MemeticMutation:
** Any spoken line from ''64'', especially "DoABarrelRoll!"
-->'''Peppy:''' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIkJvY96i8w DO]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mv5qzMtLE60 A]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L73yGiMHH5U BARREL]][[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCxUd8pwe-U ROLL!]] Peppy only ever says the phrase TWICE (including Landmaster) during each playthrough of the game. Internet fandom would have anyone believe it's all he ever says.
** The phrase "It's a trap!" Whether the meme itself was started from ''StarWars'' first is a bit unsure, but it can easily be linked to ''Star Fox'', obviously.
-->'''Falco:''' Personally, I prefer the air!
** Wolf's line "Can't let you do that, Star Fox" has lately gotten popular due to Wolf's appearance in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Brawl''.
*** Can't let you brew that, Starbucks!
*** Can't let you view that, Firefox!
*** Can't let you chew that, Starburst!
** Also should be noted, Falco's taunts in ''Brawl'' have lead to some crazy mutations due to his [[BigApplesauce Brooklyn accent]].
** HANDS OFF MY PREY!
*** "Hands off my [[{{Mondegreen}} BREAD]]!"
** [[http://en.wikifur.com/wiki/News:%27Krystal_sandwich%27_meme_strikes_Fur_Affinity Krystal can't enjoy her sandwich]] :'(
** [[StopHavingFunGuys NO ITEMS!]] [[ComplacentGamingSyndrome FOX ONLY!]] [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros FINAL DESTINATION!]]
* {{Memetic Sex God}}dess: Krystal is ''very'' popular among the FurryFandom to the point that her character suffers for it. In the games, she has only ever had an actual relationship (and confirmed sexual relationship) with Fox and is a very affectionate yet fair-minded individual. You wouldn't know that [[ReallyGetsAround looking at how]] [[AnythingThatMoves said fandom portrays her]]...
* MoralEventHorizon:
** Whatever sympathy the people of Corneria might have had for Andross went down the drain when he unleashed a bio-weapon on their planet. Then there's [[MurderTheHypotenuse the issue with Vixy...]]
** 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...
* MostAnnoyingSound: Slippy's maydays.
* {{Narm}}[=/=]NarmCharm: ''Star Fox 64'' script, full stop. You will either {{Facepalm}} or [[SoBadItsGood enjoy it]].
** It seems to have become a ParodyRetcon, as when the 3DS remake was released, a new dub was created, with some of the original English voice actors reprising their roles, but the tone is [[GagDub made fairly silly]] and the [[MemeticMutation memetic lines]] are left intact.
* 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?
* 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]]?!?''')
* TheScrappy:
** Slippy in ''VideoGame/StarFox64''. He gets a lot of flack due to always getting chased by enemies and his annoying voice. These things were toned down in ''VideoGame/StarFoxAssault'' by making him a bit more competent as a pilot and by giving him a less-annoying voice and a couple funny lines here and there. [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap He even managed to gain some fans]].
** Dash. Even Andrew is better-liked than him. Still, Dash was one of the more plot-significant characters of ''Command''. Wiki/{{Uncyclopedia}}'s ''Star Fox'' [[http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Star_Fox article]] poked fun at this by saying Dash was played by [[CreatorsPet Wil Wheaton]].
** Falco also gets some heat for his overly antagonistic comms chatter, including being an UngratefulBastard whenever you save him.
* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: ''Star Fox'' for the SNES looks dated today, but it was considered one of the most advanced games at the time. Rendering PolygonalGraphics on the primarily 2D SNES is quite a feat to behold.
* SequelDisplacement: ''Star Fox 64'' was made with this ''intentionally'' in mind to replace the original ''Star Fox'' in the storyline.
* ShipToShipCombat: ''Star Fox'''s combat revolves ''all'' around Fox: Fox/Krystal vs. Fox/Fara (please remember reciting your MST3KMantra, fans of either side -- both are {{Official Couple}}s) vs. [[VitriolicBestBuds Fox/Falco]] vs. Fox/[[AntiHero Wolf]], and (for no apparent reason) Fox/Miyu. Fox/Falco also gets pitted against [[ShipTease Falco/Katt]] every now and then, and the first of the aforementioned {{Official Couple}}s occasionally goes against [[RomanticFalseLead Panther]]/Krystal, which is usually the target of DieForOurShip anyway.
* 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.
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks:
** A good 95-100% of the criticism of ''VideoGame/StarFoxAdventures'' was some variant of this or "It's not ''Star Fox 64''."
** The same issue popped up now and then with ''Star Fox 64'' not being ''Star Fox'' SNES. Fans who prefer the SNES games are called [[SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem snessers]]. It can be SeriousBusiness.
* 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.
* 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."
* ViewerGenderConfusion:
** Due to being voiced by a woman in ''64'', there were quite a few people who thought that Slippy was female. Slippy is voiced by the same actress who voiced Katt. While it is obvious, she does do a distinct difference between them and her Slippy voice is pretty convincing. {{Lampshaded}} in ''Command'' when Falco is surprised to hear that Slippy is engaged to a ''woman''.
*** That or he [[MistakenForGay mistook Slippy for being gay.]]
* VillainDecay: After trying to take over the Lylat System in ''Assault'', Andrew's playing second fiddle to the Anglars in ''Command''.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: A borderline case. There are rumors floating around of a scrapped [[TrueEnd unlockable storyline path]] leading to a GoldenEnding. If true, this was ''entirely'' shelved, as there is no evidence for it in the code (that is, DummiedOut has been Averted for once). According to the rumor on GameFAQs, the true ending would have elements of most of the endings, with Fox promising to get Star Wolf's bounty cleared, Krystal leaving both Star Fox and Star Wolf for an indefinite period of time to sort out her thoughts (with the implication that she would return to Fox), and the Star Fox team remaining together. Slippy also brought up heading to Aquas to be married to Amanda, and Dash shows up to mention that he will act as the warden for the terraformed Venom (with the implication that he will eventually turn out like Andross, as in the "Dash Makes A Choice" ending). In other words, the GoldenEnding would resolve the Anglar threat while remaining wishy-washy about the character development over the game's course. Why this ending was scrapped is unknown, assuming that it ever existed.
* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs (Out of this Dimension in the original, and the [=OotD=]-style warps in ''64''.)
** Pigma's borg version, especially in ''Command''. Some pigs don't know when to give up...