Farewell, Beloved Falco
is a Canonical Manga
in the Star Fox
series, released only in Japan
as a bundle with Star Fox Adventures
. It fills in the gaps in the story after Star Fox 64
and before Adventures
. As its name implies, Farewell
's story focuses on Falco's Character Development
, shows why he isn't present with the team at the beginning of Adventures
and explains the nature of his relationship with Katt Monroe and his past in the Hot Rodders.
Farewell, Beloved Falco provides examples of:
- All There in the Manual: Or rather, this is the manual for some plot points in Star Fox Adventures.
- All Love Is Unrequited: Katt loved Falco even since they were teenagers.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Captain Shears, a military officer on Titania, tells Fox that he needs help combating remnants of Andross's army who are planning a counterattack. In fact, Shears is trying to re-build Andross and is trying to fool Fox into attacking Falco and his group.
- Celibate Hero: Falco was revealed not to be the love interest she had pined for, though whether Falco is Straight Gay or Asexual (or even simply not interested in getting a girl at this time) is not addressed.
- It should be noted that one ending in Command has a new Star Fox team made up of descendants of the original members, except for Falco.
- Cloning Blues: This is how Shears intends to revive Andross.
- Fan Scanlation: The English version which circulated online. Though reportedly there are some subtle differences in meaning between the Japanese and fan English dialogue as it was deliberately Woolseyized.
- Foregone Conclusion: The story is an interquel, made to bridge the events between Star Fox 64 and Dinosaur Planet. All the characters survive, and Falco leaves the team.
- I Work Alone: Falco states this as the reason why he'll never want a girlfriend.
- Like Brother and Sister: The real dynamic between Falco and Katt in private.
- Mythology Gag: Fox and Slippy are seen playing the original SNES version of Star Fox at the end, and on the screens of the enemy base, Andross appears as his SNES form.
- The Mole: Captain Shears is a Cornerian Defense Force officer whose real loyalty is to Andross.
- People Jars: Andross (or at least his brain) is being revived inside one.
- Pink Girl, Blue Boy: Katt and Cool's appearance together.
- Put on a Bus: The events in this story motivated Falco to leave the Star Fox team.
- Ship Sinking: Falco and Katt are more Like Brother and Sister, where She Is Not My Girlfriend is done seriously. Katt is in unrequited love with Falco. Falco has a fraternal love for Katt, but one of the biggest deal breakers is his complete disinterest in girls.
- Sunglasses at Night: Captain Shears, Mousor and Bowsor.