- In Star Fox, the team started with four members: Fox McCloud, Falco Lombardi, Peppy Hare, and Slippy Toad. The comic tie-in adds Fara Phoenix, who is Fox's love interest in this timeline. Star Fox 2 adds Miyu and Fay as playable pilots while ignoring Fara entirely even though she existed in early builds of the game.note
- The original (unplayable) team, according to backstory, was made up of James McCloud, Peppy Hare, and Pigma Dengar. They were hired to investigate a military buildup on the planet Venom, but during the mission, Pigma betrayed the team and killed James after being paid off by Andross, who was responsible for the military buildup.
- In Star Fox 64, The team was re-formed and led by James's son Fox McCloud, and featured Falco Lombardi, Peppy Hare, and Slippy Toad, with the express intent to destroy Andross. This is the core team during the Lylat Wars, as seen in the original game, but with the addition of ROB/NUS 64: the robotic operator of the Great Fox.
- Falco left the team in Farewell, Beloved Falco; afterwards, Slippy temporarily traded in his pilot's wings to devote the bulk of his time to Cornerian Weapons Research and Development, and Peppy retired from active flight duty to concentrate on an advisory position in mission planning.
- Falco rejoined the team at the end of Adventures. Krystal also joined the team. Tricky is proclaimed to be an honorary member for his invaluable assistance, but never leaves his home planet to join the Great Fox. Instead, he stays home to uphold his royal responsibilities.
- Peppy replaced Pepper as general sometime before Star Fox Command, Slippy again focused on his mechanic work elsewhere, Falco left the team for similar reasons, and Krystal was kicked out due to Fox's concern over her safety. Since Star Fox Command has Multiple Endings, there are many different ways the Star Fox team can end up depending on the player's actions.
- Ace Pilot: While all of the Star Fox pilots qualify, Falco and Fox are specifically referred to as the best. It's a source of intense rivalry between them.
- Badass Crew: They are the greatest mercenary team in the galaxy. Each individual member is capable of defeating entire armies by themselves, and their equipment includes a carrier, space fighters, gunships, tanks, walkers, and a truly incredible array of handheld weapons.
- Badbutt: The way they appear in Star Fox 64, as opposed to their portrayal in earlier games and tie-in media. This exaggerated in the English dub.
- Balance, Power, Skill, Gimmick: Fox is Jack-of-All-Stats, Slippy is Mighty Glacier, Falco is Fragile Speedster. Peppy and Krystal are both gimmicks, and they're not active on the core team at the same time.
- Big Damn Heroes: Star Fox's entrance in almost every game is this.
- Disneyfication: Starting with Star Fox 64, the English "translations" portray Star Fox in a much sillier fashion than the original Japanese versions do, resulting in a more childish tone and the replacement of cursing with cartoonish expletives. This would normally just be a case of Lighter and Softer... except that game was already much less dark and dramatic than it's predecessors, even without the translators helping things along.
- Four-Philosophy Ensemble:
- The Optimist: Slippy
- The Realist: Peppy
- The Cynic: Falco
- The Conflicted: Fox is more level-headed than Slippy, but more hopeful than Peppy.
- Four-Temperament Ensemble: Fox (sanguine/choleric), Falco (choleric), Slippy (melancholic), Peppy (phlegmatic), Krystal (sanguine/phlegmatic), and ROB (leukine).
- Private Military Contractors: They work as commandos-for-hire, usually for the Cornerian Army. They refuse to join the army proper because they like doing things their own way.
- Scarf Of Asskicking: The Iconic Item of Star Fox is a distinctive neck scarf that comes in assorted colors. They are rarely seen without them (an exception being Star Fox: Assault).
- The Team: Each team member has a unique role and expertise. Fox is The Leader, Falco is The Lancer, Slippy is The Smart Guy, and Peppy is Team Dad. Krystal later joins as The Chick, while Peppy becomes Mission Control.
- Unwanted Assistance: If Fox shoots a target that one of his teammates was after, said teammate will chew him out for stealing.
Kenji Nojima (Star Fox: Assault, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U)
Takashi Ohara (Star Fox 64 3D, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)
Mike West (Star Fox 64, Star Fox 64 3D, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, Star Fox Zero, Starlink: Battle for Atlas, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)
Steve Malpass (Star Fox Adventures, Super Smash Bros. Melee)
Jim Walker (Star Fox Assault, Super Smash Bros. Brawl)
Fox McCloud is the main character of all of the Star Fox games and the leader of the Star Fox team.
- Ace Pilot: He is the leader of the Star Fox team thanks to his piloting skills and leadership spirit.
- Adaptation Name Change: He was called Fox McCloud Jr. in the original continuity.note
- Age Lift: In timeline 1, Fox is 25 years old as of the first Lylat War. After the reboot, he was aged down to 18 for the same conflict.
- Awesome Mc Coolname: Fox McCloud, passed down from his father.
- Art Shift: Each game gives Fox a slightly different look. In the first two games, his design looks quite like an actual fox, while all subsequent releases have gone for a more cartoony or stylized look.note This is particularly notable in Super Smash Bros.: when Krystal made her debut in Star Fox Adventures, she and Fox were roughly equal in height◊, with her being just a smidge taller; by the time Krystal appeared in Smash Bros as an Assist Trophy, Fox settled into his more exaggerated and cartoony proportions, while she kept her original design and proportions. The result: she is now substantially taller than Fox◊.
- Deadpan Snarker: He has his moments, particularly when among his crew.Peppy: Fox! What's the situation?
Fox: Well, I got my hands full. But what else is new.
Peppy: Done! Here's your Landmaster!
*Landmaster dramatically teleports in... in the middle of a swarm of aparoids*
Fox: Great. Good to see the transmission system's targeting is as sterling as ever.
- A Dog Named "Dog": A Fox Named Fox.
- Drowning My Sorrows: One of Star Fox Command's endings shows him doing this should Krystal leave him and choose to join Star Wolf.
- Emotion Suppression:
- Whenever he's fighting in his Arwing, Fox is remarkably calm, even under the most extreme circumstances. This is especially apparent in Star Fox 64, where Fox speaks purely for mission-critical reasons while everyone else is reacting to the carnage in the most exaggerated fashion possible.
- This comes up before and during the last mission of Assault. Just after Peppy apparently performs a Heroic Sacrifice to open the way for Star Fox and Star Wolf to the Aparoid Queen, Fox tells the crew not to waste the opportunity and flies in. Then, just before fighting the first form of the Final Boss, the Aparoid Queen tries to trick Fox by telling Fox to give up in his father's voice. Fox falters for a moment, but then says that his father would never tell him to give up, and starts fighting with no restrictions.
- Everyone Can See It: Fox tries (and utterly fails) to keep his crush on Krystal under wraps in Star Fox Adventures and Star Fox Assault. Not that it would make any difference anyway: all of his teammates know him too well, ROB has a way of putting it out in the open, and others (like Tricky) had assumed they were already together.
- Happily Married: One of Command's endings has him become this with Krystal.
- The Hero: The team lead of Star Fox and frontline command. Peppy is usually the strategist but Fox is the one putting the pieces in place on the battlefield.
- I Am X, Son of Y: Before Fox's father was officially named James McCloud in Star Fox 64, Fox's father was dubbed Fox McCloud Sr. (or "Fox Senior") in supplemental material. Fox himself was called "Junior" in the comic (although he hates it).
- It's Not You, It's My Enemies: His reason for kicking Krystal off Star Fox team prior to Command was that he did not want to see her get hurt as a result of being part of The Team. Unfortunately, she doesn't take it well. The game seems to relish in pointing out how phenomenally stupid this decision was on Fox's part — practically all of his teammates call him on it at various points in the storyline.
- Jack-of-All-Stats: He is this in Star Fox 2, Star Fox: Assault and Star Fox Command. In multiplayer modes, he's a generally middle-of-the-road character when it comes to stats.
- Legacy Character: His father led the original Star Fox team, and one ending of Command has his son Marcus leading a new incarnation of it in the future.
- Like Father, Like Son: Fox's father was as much of an Ace Pilot as Fox was. Hopefully for Fox, he won't end up being backstabbed by one of his supposed allies the same way.
- Nice Guy: He was this in the first timeline. Not so much after the reboot.
- Not Allowed to Grow Old: After Marcus was born, In the "Good-bye, Fox" ending of Command, about the only difference physically in his older appearance as a father was that he started wearing sunglasses and grew a goatee of sorts on his chin.
- Not So Stoic: He's rather calm when on a mission, never letting his emotions get the better of him if it means failing the mission, only occasionally engaging in some light snark. That being said, he still does let a few things slip through the cracks.
- In Assault, just before Peppy apparently performs a Heroic Sacrifice to open the way for Star Fox and Star Wolf to the Aparoid Queen, Fox lets out a pained "Peppy... you mustn't!" After Peppy goes through with it anyway, Fox takes a moment before telling Star Fox that they need to act in spite of what's just happened.
- Just before the Final Battle of Assault, the Aparoid Queen begins telling Fox to just surrender and join the Aparoids with James McCloud's voice. It actually gets to Fox for a moment.Falco: Fox! Don't listen! You know your father is—
Fox: I know! My father... My father would never tell me to give up!
- Should Krystal break up with Fox permanently in an ending of Command, Fox can be found drinking himself into a stupor over it.
- Official Couple: Fox's canonical girlfriend and the dynamics of their relationship with each other changed with the continuity.
- Originally, he was going strong with Fara Phoenix, the daughter of a rich spaceship magnate and chief test pilot of the prototype Arwing. Their mutual affections were on full display in the comic. She goes on to become a member of Star Fox and helps defeat Andross after his return.
- Since the reboot, there have been very strong hints that he'll end up with Krystal, who first appeared in Star Fox Adventures. She is the sole survivor of the doomed planet Cerinia, whom he met on Sauria. She becomes a member of Star Fox and assists in defeating the aparoids in Star Fox: Assault. Fox breaks up with her at the beginning of Command because Fox is worried for Krystal's safety. Depending on the ending, they either reunite, settle and have a child, or stay permanently broken up.
- Parental Abandonment: Fox's parents are both gone; his mother is dead, and his father is trapped in Another Dimension.
- Putting the Band Back Together: He has to do this in several of the games.
- Real Men Wear Pink: Originally, Fox's pilot scarf was a bright, pinkish red, but was changed to a more neutral red in Star Fox 64 onwards.
- Rescue Romance: His relationships with both of his love interests begin by him saving their lives.
- The Rival: To Falco and Wolf. He used to butt heads with Falco quite a bit, but the tensions seemed to have died down in later games until they became close friends and merely friendly rivals. His true rival and Worthy Opponent is Wolf O'Donnell, while his nemesis is Andross.
- Say My Name: In the Japanese versions, his team members will do this if Fox is killed (these are replaced with a Big "NO!" in the English version).
- Screw the Money, I Have Rules!: Whether this trope is played straight or averted depends on the continuity.
- In the original timeline, Fox is portrayed as a Byronic Hero who didn't care much for money (in stark contrast to Falco's greed), preferring to liquidate his unneeded resources to support the downtrodden. (This personality trait was shown in the tie-in comic and on his official trading card◊) He even avoided squeezing a rich man for money when there was a clear opportunity to do so. That is not to say that he doesn't enjoy luxuries now and then.Fox: First class tickets would be nice.
Falco: You could have asked for a moon!
Fox: Moons aren't nearly as comfortable.
- After the reboot, Fox is portrayed as not being particularly interested anyone's overall well-being. Instead, he is more interested in either killing Andross or cashing his paycheck. This is shown in both Star Fox 64 and Star Fox Adventures.
- In the original timeline, Fox is portrayed as a Byronic Hero who didn't care much for money (in stark contrast to Falco's greed), preferring to liquidate his unneeded resources to support the downtrodden. (This personality trait was shown in the tie-in comic and on his official trading card◊) He even avoided squeezing a rich man for money when there was a clear opportunity to do so. That is not to say that he doesn't enjoy luxuries now and then.
- She Is Not My Girlfriend: Once in Assault, relating to Krystal. Played with in that she is his girlfriend, but the subject of marriage makes Fox clearly uncomfortable. Tricky assumes that Fox and Krystal are already engaged, and promises to keep Sauria intact until they can come back on their honeymoon. Fox unfortunately phrases his response in a way that makes it clear that although they aren't, he does want them to be, causing much embarrassment until he can change the subject.Fox: What are you nuts?! We aren't- we not yet-
Tricky: Not yet?
[Krystal leans in curiously whilst Fox struggles over his words]
Fox: Uh... I mean- I mean, this is not a conversation for children!
[Krystal laughs at his immediate topic changing]
Tricky: You said you weren't gonna treat me like a kid anymore!
Fox: Then stop acting like one!
Tricky: You're just mad 'cause you don't wanna talk about it.
Krystal: Alright, that's enough, boys.
- Standardized Leader: Falco's arrogant and hot-headed, but talented, Peppy's wise, but his old age is catching up to him, Slippy's reckless and inexperienced, but a genius. As for Fox, he is just good at what he does, which is leading his team and making sure they perform well.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Probably the reason James is always shown wearing shades and Fox rarely is — without them, father and son look nearly the same.
- Technicolor Eyes: Fox was shown having brown eyes in the title screen of the original Star Fox, then blue eyes in Itoh's drawings (though inconsistently green or blue in the first chapter), in Star Fox 2, and in Super Smash Bros. Melee. Since Farewell and Adventures, Fox has had green eyes, except for one promotional Assault artwork where he appears to have both blue and green eyes (fading from one color to the other in the same iris, no less!). But since the green eyes became fixed, they have usually been some of the nicest hue of green imaginable. Green eyes of course exist in reality, but it's not often you see someone with such a penetrating emerald color.
- Trigger Happy: Some dialogue in Adventures implies that he's like this (specifically General Pepper forbidding him from taking a blaster to his first mission on Dinosaur Planet and shooting everything in sight to solve his problems, requiring him to find a different, yet suitable weapon for the circumstances), but so far it's been an Informed Attribute.
Kosuke Takaguchi (Star Fox 64 3D, Star Fox Zero)
Ben Cullum (Super Smash Bros. Melee, Star Fox Adventures)
Mike Madeoy (Star Fox: Assault)
Dex Manley (Super Smash Bros. Brawl)
Mark Lund (Star Fox 64 3D, Star Fox Zero, Starlink: Battle for Atlas, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)
Falco Lombardi is something of a loose cannon compared to the rest of Star Fox. He doesn't play well with others, and seems to work with the team for purely financial reasons, though deep down he realizes what is at stake and will do what is right. He tends to butt heads with Fox, leading to a falling out between them before Star Fox Adventures, but by Star Fox: Assault, he seems to have warmed up to him, and they are simply friendly rivals. Falco is either the best pilot on the team or at least Fox's equal, with the best Arwing stats in Assault and a specialized Sky Claw vehicle in Command.
- Ace Pilot: This is his official team designation. His stats even seem to imply that he's a more skilled pilot than Fox, though this doesn't come up during gameplay and is contradicted by the plot. Appropriately for a bird, he expressively prefers flying an Arwing, as opposed to using any of the team's other tactical options.
- Age Lift: Falco was 28 years old in the SNES canon. As of the 64 canon, he starts out at age 19, at just a year older than Fox.
- All There in the Manual: The manga Farewell, Beloved Falco explains his absence for most of Adventures. It was caused by a falling out between him and Fox due to the machinations of a Cornerian officer who planned on resurrecting Andross.
- Anti-Hero: He can act a bit on the rough side at times.
- Bishōnen: He looks like this in Star Fox Adventures and Star Fox: Assault, but not so much in Star Fox, its comics, Star Fox 64, Farewell, Beloved Falco, or Star Fox Command. It really depends on the artist.
- Brooklyn Rage: He's got the accent, an Italian-sounding last name, and he's a former gang member.
- The Cavalry: He shows up out of nowhere in Adventures to help with the final boss fight.
- Celibate Hero: When asked by Katt in the manga Farewell, Beloved Falco, he replies with a smug "I fly solo, babe".
- Back for the Finale: He comes back at the end of Adventures.
- Character Development: His relationship with Fox improves considerably after taking a four-year break from the team.
- Chekhov M.I.A.: In Star Fox Adventures, where his only appearance is the final battle with Andross.
- Deadpan Snarker: Falco is never shy about presenting his feelings."See my ship? Does it look okay to you?"
- Despair Event Horizon: Falco's always been one to be late to the party, but attempting to pursue his own leads during the story of Command leads him to realize that if he'd simply stuck with the team, he would've gotten the fame and prosperity he wanted. Severely depressed from this revelation, he flees the system in a mix of despair, anger, and fear of being rejected.
- 11th-Hour Ranger: He aids Fox during the Final Boss of Star Fox Adventures.
- Expy: Of Han Solo. Former criminal who joined the heroes? Check. Claims to only be with them for the money? Check. Snarky and arrogant attitude towards leadership and his piloting skills? Check. Falco's voice actor Bill Johns even admits that he was told to "think Han Solo" while voicing him.
- Fake Defector: Averted in Farewell, Beloved Falco: he neither betrayed Star Fox nor even faked betrayal when he fought Fox, as it turns out that the "Androssian rebels" were Katt Monroe and her gang (not to mention his former gang), FREE AS A BIRD, and the only reason Star Fox fought against them was because they were manipulated by Captain Shears.
- False Reassurance: Falco's choices in Command which disobey ROB's orders to go look for Star Fox are written in the UI as if he was simply tying up loose ends while the rest of the team handles the direct assaults by the Anglar forces. Upon finishing the last mission on this route, Star Fox promptly informs Falco that he's been completely useless the entire time, leading him to flee the system in despair.
- Feather Fingers: This is how he uses the controls of his Arwing, and how he uses guns.
- Fragile Speedster: In Command, his Sky Claw ship has the highest boost, but one of the lowest health ratings.
- Friendly Rival: To Fox. Despite being teammates, Falco constantly tries to one-up him during missions.
- Glass Cannon: Across the games - including his appearances in the Super Smash Bros. series - Falco typically has low health and/or defense, but higher accuracy, damage, and/or speed. Particularly notable in Assault, where he has an Arwing piloting skill higher than everyone else, including Fox, but also has the lowest health.
- I Work Alone: He's a bit of a loner, meaning he seems to leave the team every other game only to come back later. In Command, if you choose to enable his behavior, Falco's extreme regret at seeing Star Fox prosper without him will lead him to angrily flee the system.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Despite mocking some of his teammates constantly, he seems to genuinely care about their well-being. According to the ''Assault'' instruction booklet, rumor has it that he considers the team his family.
- The Lancer: Falco often snarks at Fox's leadership in battle and has his own way of doing things but he's effective nonetheless and lives up to his own opinion of himself.
- A Lizard Named "Liz": Subverted. Despite his namesake, his design was originally based on a pheasant.
- Noble Bird of Prey: Falco himself looks like a red-throated caracara. Plus, the fact that he quite clearly fancies himself a bird of prey, such as indignantly shouting "Hands off my prey!" whenever Fox shoots down a target he had in his sights.
- Only in It for the Money: Particularly in the comic, Falco seems ever-concerned with opportunities to get rich. This is particularly annoying to Fox; while they both are in it for the money, and both have a set of standards they won't cross even for cash, Falco's standards are looser than Fox's are.
- Shout-Out: He is supposedly named after Carlo Rambaldi, an Italian special effects artist who worked on the films Close Encounters of the Third Kind and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.
- Start My Own: Repeatedly refusing to obey ROB's orders as Falco in Command will result in an ending where Falco angrily drags the Great Fox out of the system, only to form a splinter group at the behest of Katt Monroe.
- Took a Level in Kindness: It's subtle, but compare his dialog and interactions in 64 to those in Assault. It's clear that his time away from Star Fox over the course of Adventure left him more appreciative of them.
- Toothy Bird: Not seen in the games, but has been seen in the comic, Farewell, Beloved Falco. but not in the Nintendo Power comics. Whether Falco has teeth or not seems to depend on the artist more than comics vs. games.
- Tsundere: Especially in the original comic. Falco is deeply loving toward Fox, even while beating the shit out of him.
- Ungrateful Bastard: Every single time you save him in a dogfight."Gee, I've been saved by Fox. How swell.""Mind your own business, Fox!"
- Vocal Evolution: Japanese voice only: His voice is much deeper now than it was in 64. Interestingly, his original voice in Star Fox and Star Fox 2 was also very deep.
Chris Seavor (Super Smash Bros. Melee, Star Fox Adventures)
Henry Dardenne (Star Fox: Assault)
Dex Manley (Super Smash Bros. Brawl)
Jaz Adams (Star Fox 64 3D, Star Fox Zero, Starlink: Battle for Atlas)
Peppy Hare is a veteran of the original Star Fox team led by his former classmate James McCloud, acting as a father figure to the current Star Fox team led by Fox McCloud. Since the end of the Lylat Wars, he rarely climbs into the cockpit of an Arwing, preferring instead to serve as the team's navigator and general advisor. By Command, he left the team to become a general in the Cornerian Army.
- 10-Minute Retirement: It doesn't take much to convince him to take action until Farewell, Beloved Falco, when the 45-year old suddenly insists on being "too old" to pilot the Landmaster, and tells Slippy to do it.Slippy: Funny how you're suddenly so acutely aware of your age.
- Age Lift: Peppy was 36 years old in the SNES canon. In the 64 canon, he was 41.
- Big Brother Mentor: He acted more like this towards Fox in the Nintendo Power comic. Later portrayals make him more like a father figure due to Age Lift.
- The Cameo: In the free-to-play Steel Diver: Sub Wars 3DS game, he acts as a sponsor for buying the premium version of the game. He doesn't say his name, but it's him in an admiral outfit. It is also a Shout-Out to various 3DS games having add-ons being sponsored by rabbits (like in Streetpass Mii Plaza).
- Cool Old Guy: Even if he can't pilot an Arwing in his advanced age, he still takes command of the Great Fox, acting as Mission Control.
- Do a Barrel Roll: Star Fox 64 is the Trope Namer, and it was one of Peppy's signature phrases.
- Genki Girl: A rare male example, Peppy is described and depicted as the team's "mood-maker" in original game, but in 64 onwards that role went to Slippy.
- Happily Married: From what little is gathered of it in Command, he used to be this with Vivian, before she died.
- Heroic Sacrifice: In Star Fox: Assault, Peppy ends up sacrificing the Great Fox, and himself in the process, by ramming the iconic mother ship (which was gradually being assimilated by the aparoids) into the shields of the aparoid homeworld's core in order to allow the rest of his team entry. Turns out, he survived by using the Great Fox's bridge as an escape pod.
- It Has Been an Honor: He tells his teammates this during the penultimate level of Star Fox Assault (which is also before he ended up nearly sacrificing himself as well as sacrificing the Great Fox by kamikazing it into the shield generator).Peppy: Fox, Krystal, Falco, Slippy... I'm proud to have fought alongside you.
Fox: Huh? What are you saying?
Peppy: Err... nothing, I'm just babbling, that's all.
- Mentor Archetype: He acts as the mentor to Fox, and tries to keep the younger McCloud on the straight-and-narrow.
- Parental Substitute: Is this to Fox. Considering Fox was still a young teenager when James disappeared, Peppy had to raise and train Fox, to make sure he made it to adulthood.
- Retired Badass: He's playable in Command and shows that he's still capable of flying an Arwing despite his age.
- Sole Survivor: He's the only member of the original Star Fox team who's known to still be alive, due to James' ambiguous fate, and Pigma being corrupted and possibly destroyed.
- Species Surname: A hare whose last name is Hare.
- Still Wearing the Old Colors: Even in games where the rest of the team wear drastically different and personalized outfits, Peppy's outfit consistently remains in the same style as the outfit he wore on the original Star Fox team.
- Team Dad: Generally a kinder, more egalitarian version of this. Fox is still the leader, after all. But heaven help you if you're being a total idiot, a notable example being the aftermath of Fox's dogfight with Falco.
- Telepathic Spacemen: In the original comics, Peppy is a psychic with limited Clairvoyance and Clairaudience. When using this ability, the background always turns solid black, and he typically raises both of his hands to the sides of his head. He uses this as a radar of sorts at least twice: once to warn the team about invading enemy soldiers◊ on the freighter to Corneria, and another to detect a lizard piloting Slippy's Arwing.◊ He also used it to identify Fara Phoenix on Fox's request.◊
- You Remind Me of X: Fox reminds him of James. Saving Peppy in 64 results in him saying "Your father helped me like that, too!"
- Younger Than They Look: Peppy was 41 in Star Fox 64, making him in his late 40s by the time of Adventures and Assault. His overall grandfatherly appearance and demeanour give him the impression of someone older than that.
Chris Seavor (Super Smash Bros. Melee, Star Fox Adventures)
Mike McAuliffe (Star Fox: Assault, Super Smash Bros. Brawl)
Slippy Toad is a close friend of Fox McCloud since their school days, and a talented mechanical engineer. His enthusiasm tends to outweigh his technical flight skills, so he is the one most likely to get into trouble. Still, he is considered the likeable, morale-boosting "mascot" of the team.
- A Day in the Limelight: Star Fox Guard prominently features him and his uncle Grippy.
- Age Lift: Slippy was 19 years old in the SNES canon, whereas in the 64 canon, he was 18. This makes him the only member of the team whose age was largely unchanged in the rebooted continuity.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: In one plotline in Command, Slippy ends up brainwashed by Octoman into fighting against Fox and Amanda.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Some of his lines in Assault paint him this way, especially when he looks at the menacing aparoid base and remarks about how tasty it looks (as well as angrily ask if the aparoids have ever heard of windows in one conversation).
- Crossdressing Voices:
- Starting in 64, he has female voice actors in all of the Japanese games, and in the English version of Star Fox 64 as well. He's voiced by a man in Star Fox Assault, but went back to a female in Zero and Guard. This lead to western fans infamously (and continually) mistaking him for a girl, despite Peppy's line at the ending of the Titania level establishing that Slippy is indeed male ("I'm sure he's [Slippy] learned his lesson."). This is a strong contrast to the original game, in which Slippy has the second lowest voice of all the main characters — an unmistakable Simlish baritone, with only Falco's bass voice being lower in pitch.
- Distressed Dude: Slippy has been kidnapped no less than four times in official works:
- First in the original comic, he was kidnapped by a lizardman mechanic in a hangar on Titania, and taken to Andross's base on Fortuna. He was eventually able to free himself with the help of the explosives hidden on his person.
- In 64, he gets shot down over Titania, and nearly ends up in the jaws of Goras. He needs to be rescued by Fox.
- Then in Farewell, Beloved Falco, Slippy is piloting the Landmaster on Titania, and recalls how he was previously kidnapped in the same situation. Then he's kidnapped again, this time by the Goras and Captain Shears, and Fox has to rescue him again.
- One path of Command sees him get possessed by the enemy, and Fox has to save him AGAIN.
- Enemy Scan: Slippy does this for you in most games, allowing you to see the boss' shields/Hit Points.
- Establishing Character Moment: In 64, seconds after gameplay begins, he goes off on his own and a fighter begins chasing him.
- Gadgeteer Genius: It runs in the family, considering his father's knack for inventions. The two worked together on the Blue-Marine according to the guide for 64.
- Go Out with a Smile: ...sort of. If you kill Slippy in Assault's Multiplayer mode, he dies face-up, still smiling a dumb, open-mouthed smile. It's pretty hilarious.
- Gratuitous English: In the Japanese versions of Star Fox 64 and Star Fox: Assault, saving Slippy during the flight missions usually results him in saying "Thank you, Fox!" in English.
- Hidden Depths: Assault reveals in his multiplayer stats that while he's not a particularly skilled flyer, he's a force to be reckoned with as a Landmaster tank driver. This gets reflected in Star Fox Command, and earlier in Star Fox 2, where his personal ship is essentially a flying tank.
- Innocent Blue Eyes
- Kid-Appeal Character: He's chirpy and enthusiastic, but somewhat naive. This aspect of him usually gets on Falco's nerves.
- Leeroy Jenkins: Has a tendency to fly off on his own during missions, which gets him into big trouble in Sector X.
- Like Father, Like Son: Though the similarities between father and son are applied somewhat differently. His father Beltino is a geeky, stuttering, absent-minded inventor of ships and weaponry (though no indication is given he's the type who's been in a fight), whereas Slippy is a geeky, mostly non-stuttering, occasionally absent-minded inventor and operator of ships and weaponry.
- Manchild: He's the same age as Fox, but he has a high-pitched voice, gets into trouble constantly, and has little adaptive talent. His traits could pass for a 7-year old.
- Mighty Glacier: In Star Fox Command, his Bullfrog ship gets plasma shots, but it has a tiny boost meter and isn't very mobile.
- Missing Mom: Who is Slippy's mom? Out of all the major Star Fox characters whose parents have been shown, Slippy is the only one who has been depicted with no mother whatsoever.
- Nice Guy: He is one of the friendliest characters in the series.
- Nice Hat: Wears a red hat that usually has his name written on it.
- Older Than They Look: Despite being approximately the same age as Fox, he looks and sounds like a lot younger.
- Playful Hacker: His hacking skills are the main reason to keep him active. Otherwise, you can't see enemy health gauges.
- The Smart Guy: Serves as the mechanic to the Star Fox team and is the one to analyze the enemy.
- Species Surname: Although he looks more like a frog than a toad.
- Utility Belt: In the original game and its unproduced sequel, Slippy wore bead necklace. This necklace actually had a practical use in the comic, where its pieces doubled as sleeping gas explosives.
- Vocal Evolution: From 64 to Assault, his English voice became less feminine over time.
- Ace Custom: Fara's Arwings tend to be specially modified and uniquely colored. Her first Arwing◊ was orange and black, but didn't seem to have any special features. Her second Arwing◊ was equipped with "hyper boosters" that allowed it to outrun the earlier versions and had a hot pink paint job. In the Star Fox 2 Alpha, she pilots the "Light Arwing", which is a faster, but more fragile version of the standard Arwing.
- Action Girl: Though she makes her first appearance as a hostage, she is the Arwing's chief test pilot for a reason. She is a member of Star Fox, and just like the rest of the team, she demonstrates an amazing level of skill. Her only mistake was to greatly underestimate the power of the Attack Carrier, a mistake she never repeated in any other instance.
- Battle Couple: She forms one with Fox McCloud in the comics.
- Daddy's Girl: This trope is rather heavily implied when she's used as a shield by a Venomian soldier. It doesn't have any effects beyond that scene.
- Danger Deadpan: With her Arwing on fire and missing a wing◊, Fara talks as if everything is peachy keen, even though her somber facial expression shows plainly that she's fully aware of just how bad the damage is. She's a test pilot, so it's likely she was trained this way: her flight data would be of future utility even if she died.
- The Fifth Ranger: Fara became a member of the Star Fox team in the comic, since she is also qualified to fly an Arwing.
- Flirting Under Fire: During their first flight together, Fara does this with Fox.
- Fragile Speedster: In the Star Fox 2 Alpha, she pilots the "Light Arwing" - a faster variant of the Arwing with less shielding than standard. Notably, in the comic, her custom Arwing had "hyper boosters".
- Future Spandex: Her typical outfit is a spandex bodysuit.
- Graceful Ladies Like Purple: She always wore purple, but she appears especially graceful when wearing Vixy's dress.
- Hartman Hips: She fits this shape exactly.
- Identical Stranger: Fara looks just like Fox's dead mother Vixy, to the point of being virtually indistinguishable from her when she puts on one of Vixy's dresses (in spite of the two being different species no less; Fara appears to be a Fennec Fox, whilst Vixy looks like a Red Fox). Even Andross confuses Fara for Vixy, which causes him to become sentimental and delusional, and apologize on loudspeaker for the Accidental Murder of Vixy that no one else knew he'd committed.
- Non-Idle Rich: She's from a rich family, is the chief test pilot of the prototype Arwing, and is also a member of Star Fox.
- Not with Them for the Money: Fox's relationship with her is this. At no point does he show any interest in her money, much to Falco's dismay.Falco: You could have asked for a moon!
Fox: Moons aren't nearly as comfortable.
- Official Couple: In Timeine 1, she is unambiguously Fox's love interest. The final issue in particular makes it clear that they are an item.◊
- Ojou: Her background certainly leans towards this trope, but it's not an overwhelming part of the character.
- Pink Means Feminine: Fara's replacement Ace Custom Arwing (after she lost the first) was pink.
- Purple Is Powerful: Her jumpsuit is this color, and she's an excellent pilot.
- Rescue Romance: It's implied that this trope is why she fell for Fox. Star Fox - as a group - saved her from getting her head blown off by one of Andross's lizard troopers (they attempted to use her as a hostage). Later, he stops his team from opening fire on her ship when she shows up during a training exercise. When they enter real combat, when her Arwing goes down, Fox manages to catch her ejected cockpit mid-air with his, before it crashes into the ground below. The second and third saves are commented upon.
- Royalties Heir: Her father is a rich spaceship magnate.
- Sensual Spandex: Her spandex jumpsuit is very form-fitting, so much so that she has a noticeable cameltoe.
- Species Surname: "Phoenix" may be a play on "fennec".
- Thrill Seeker: She starts out like this, and quickly grows out of it. Early on, Fara flew her arwing right up to Star Fox during a training exercise without identifying herself, almost causing a Friendly Fire incident that could have easily gotten her killed if Fox hadn't intervened. Shortly after that, she charges the Attack Carrier and promptly gets shot down. Thanks to Fox, she survives, but only just. After that experience, she becomes considerably more mellow and aware of her surroundings.
- Ace Pilot: She is this, along with the rest of Star Fox.
- Artistic License Biology: Her 2017 artwork shows her with a long, cat-like tail, despite real lynxes being known for having very short tails.
- Dissonant Serenity: She never loses her smile, despite the fact that she is fighting a war to prevent Corneria's total destruction. However, the nature of some of her dialogue implies that this is unintentional: she only seems this way because she only has one expression in her her sprite images."No! The missiles are falling on Corneria!"
- Early Installment Character-Design Difference: Within the same installment. Thanks to the Star Fox franchise gradually changing it's art style in the 22 years between the time the game was initially designed and finally released, Miyu's appearance in her own official promotional artwork◊ looks nothing at all like her in-game design, which is more animal-like and far less cartoony in style. The same holds true for the rest of the cast◊.
- The Fifth Ranger: Miyu becomes a member of the Star Fox team in this game with her taking up the fifth slot in the pilot select screen.
- Flirting Under Fire: In the pilot's select screen, after she is selected along with a second pilot, she blows a kiss presumably to the Player, or her Co-pilot, just seconds before they take off to fight Andross and his forces.
- Fragile Speedster: Miyu and Fay's Arwings (dubbed the "Light Arwing") move the fastest, and they charge their attack the fastest, but they have the least shields. This is made up for by their default special weapon being an Invincibility Powerup.
- Leaning on the Fourth Wall: She notably blows a kiss to the player upon selection. It's believed that her flirtatious attitude was applied to her spiritual successor, Katt Monroe (this may have been confirmed in Star Fox Zero, as Katt now wears a golden earring on her left ear similar to Miyu's).
- Only One Name: Fanon often calls her Miyu Lynx, but her last name has not been given. Interestingly this◊ picture and this thread both suggest she was meant to have a last name starting with the letter W.
- Private Military Contractors: She is a PMC, drafted from the Corneria Army and is fighting to protect Corneria from Andross.
- Purple Is Powerful: Her 2017 artwork depicts her wearing a purple jumpsuit, despite the fact that the outfit she wears in-game is orange and red.
- Seldom-Seen Species: A rare example of a lynx in fiction.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: She is described as a "tomboyish lynx" and therefore is the Tomboy to Fay's Girly Girl.
- Two Girls to a Team: She, along with Fay, effectively fill this trope when they join the team.
- Ace Pilot: She is this, along with the rest of the team.
- Blue Is Heroic: Despite also never seeing most of her body in-game, her 2017 artwork shows her wearing a blue jumpsuit.
- Dissonant Serenity: Like Miyu, She never loses her smile, despite the fact that she is fighting a war. However, the nature of some of her dialogue implies that this is unintentional: she only seems this way because she only has one expression in her her sprite images."Eeek! Missiles are falling on Corneria!"
- Early Installment Character-Design Difference: Just like Miyu, Fay suffers this within the same installment. Thanks to the Star Fox franchise gradually changing it's art style in the 22 years between the time this game was initially designed and finally released, her appearance in her own official promotional artwork◊ looks nothing at all like her in-game design, which is more animal-like and far less cartoony in style. The same holds true for the rest of the cast◊.
- Fragile Speedster: Fay and Miyu's Arwings (dubbed the "Light Arwing") move the fastest, and they charge their attack the fastest, but they have the least shields. This is made up for by their default special weapon being an Invincibility Powerup.
- Genki Girl: And infectiously so! She has a very perky demeanor, and her communication clip is a series of energetic barks.
- Girly Bruiser: She wears a giant pink bow in her hair, and is always bubbling with perky enthusiasm. With her personal Arwing interceptor, she can potentially destroy an entire navy without the slightest bit of help.
- Heroic Dog: By virtue of being part of Star Fox... and a dog.
- Innocent Blue Eyes: Directly averted: she's a PMC who gleefully destroys whole armadas with a pleasent smile on her face.
- Non-Idle Rich: She's from an aristocratic family, pilots one of the Light Arwings, and is a member of Star Fox.
- Only One Name: Only her first name is known.
- Private Military Contractors: She is a PMC who was drafted from the Corneria Army and is fighting to protect her home planet from Andross.
- The Sixth Ranger: Fay becomes a member of the Star Fox team in this game, with this being reflected in the pilot's select screen with her taking up the sixth slot.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Not only has she replaced Fara's spot from an early build of Star Fox 2, but her entry in the game's manual gives her a very similar backstory.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: She is described as a "girlish dog" and therefore is the Girly Girl to Miyu's Tomboy.
- Two Girls to a Team: She and Miyu effectively fill this trope when they join the team.
Introduced in Adventures, Krystal◊ is a telepathic Nubile Savage turned fighter pilot with an overtly flirtatious personality. She serves as Fox's on-again off-again Love Interest in Timeline 2. She replaces Peppy as the fourth active member of the team in Assault.
- Aborted Arc: Krystal sets off the plot of Adventures by looking for clues about the death of her parents and her doomed home world Cerinia. This is never brought up again.
- Adaptational Skimpiness: She wears a skimpy tribal outfit that mostly consists of a bra and a loincloth. Said loincloth is also very short, which leads to her flashing towards the camera pretty much constantly, even in normal movement. Originally, it was unclear whether the white patch between her legs was meant to represent tight panties or white fur... both the lack of visible strings and the way it reacts when she moves her legs strongly imply that it's fur. Her later appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate confirms that she doesn't wear underwear: the white patch was recolored match her blue fur, and her groin is modeled with subtle, but completely◊ uncensored◊ vulva◊.
- Age-Gap Romance: While Krystal was noticeably aged up from her original 16 year old concept design, her age isn't given in most sources. However, the Japanese website of Star Fox Adventures lists the current ages of the major characters, revealing that Krystal was 19 and Fox was 26 at the time, leaving a notable seven-year age gap between them.
- All There in the Manual: The manual for Star Fox Adventures tells us that Krystal's home planet was Cerinia. Nowhere else in the games do we hear of that.
- Amazing Technicolor Wildlife: Krystal is a fox, and arctic foxes do sometimes have bluish coats... but no fox species can have cobalt blue fur like hers. It should be noted that Krystal isn't a normal fox even by Lylat standards, so it's highly likely her coloration is a direct result of her Cerinian heritage.
- The Artifact: Krystal has a sizeable (though hardly universal) fanbase in the West, but hasn't proven as popular in Japan. Since her introduction in Star Fox Adventures, the creators have been increasingly unkind to her, but can't quite seem to find a way to keep her or write her out without upsetting some portion of the series' fans. Star Fox Command handled this rather creatively, where some of the Multiple Endings are favorable to Krystal, while some others (including the default ending) decisively cast her aside. The latest title, Star Fox Zero, adheres to the original, pre-Adventure status quo; leaving it open whether she'll be reintroduced in the new continuity or not.
- Badass Adorable: She is quite cute. She is also really good in a fight, particularly on the ground.
- Barbie Doll Anatomy: Averted by way of an Easter Egg that somehow slipped past the censors: in SSBU, Krystal wears the bra-and-loincloth outfit she originally wore in Star Fox Adventures. She's also wearing absolutely nothing underneath it. Her private parts are rendered - albeit in low detail - including pubic hair and labia: they are not visible in normal gameplay. Instead, her fighting style incorporates constant jumps and flips... and since she also averts Magic Skirt, it's fairly easy to manipulate the camera to look◊ under◊ her◊ loincloth◊.
- Bare Your Midriff: In her first appearance, as well as her appearance as an independent bounty hunter in an ending of Command, her outfit does not cover her belly.
- Barrier Warrior: Assault hints that this may be part of her telepathic abilities, as in multiplayer mode she starts out with a free barrier item.
- Battle Couple: With Fox. Assault shows this off by having her be the team member to accompany him during the ground missions on Sauria and the aparoid homeworld.
- Best Known for the Fanservice: There are some people who have never even played Star Fox Adventures, yet almost everyone knows about Krystal, thanks to her being dressed in naught but a bra and a loincloth. As of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, it's confirmed that she's fully naked underneath it... explicitly.
- Canon Immigrant: She was the original protagonist of Dinosaur Planet before it was repurposed into a Star Fox game.
- Cleavage Window: Her top is always open in a way that shows her Décolletage.
- Continuity Nod: Her custom ship is named after the CloudRunner dinosaurs in Command.
- Conveniently an Orphan: Krystal one-ups Fox's orphan status by having her entire planet be destroyed as part of her origin (how hasn't been made fully clear yet, but Andross was probably involved).
- Damsel in Distress: Andross had her trapped in a crystal to drain her life-force and use it to become immortal. It nearly worked, until Fox put a stop to it.
- Dangerously Short Skirt: Her loincloth is short enough to expose her crotch even as she walks.
- Demoted to Satellite Love Interest: Krystal is capable fighter who so happens to be adept at reading minds. She is also the Sole Survivor of the destroyed planet Cerenia, and is on a mission to discover why her planet was destroyed. Her entire backstory was dropped the moment she became Fox's Satellite Love Interest.
- Digital Bikini: In an unusual example, she fits exact opposite of this trope. When she first appeared in Star Fox Adventures, she wore a very revealing outfit that can be summed up as a strapless bra and a tiny loincloth. The way the loincloth stays on (two button clips, one on each of her hips) makes it physically◊ impossible◊ for her to wear anything under it, and since it also fully reacts to the game's physics engine, Magic Skirt is totally averted, making upskirts almost constant. To preserve her modesty, her pubic area was rendered as a completely featureless white patch that somewhat resembles panties. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate made it impossible to see under her cloth in normal gameplay, but also replaced the modesty patch with detailed◊ labia◊ that can only be seen by manipulating the camera system.
- The Empath: This is her official designation when she joins the team. Her telepathic abilities are generally supposed to come in pretty handy at anticipating the enemies' movements. It even gets to the point where she can pick up on the thought patterns of completely alien creatures, like aparoids. This may be one explanation for how she is apparently able to speak both Dino and English.
- Everyone Can See It: Her and Fox's relationship. She generally tries to be more open about her feelings than Fox does.
- FaceHeel Turn: One of the endings for Command has her leave Fox and become a ruthless Bounty Hunter (also renaming herself "Kursed" in the English version).
- Fanservice Extra: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate features Assist Trophies, which are various characters trapped under glass domes. If a player breaks the glass, the trapped character will briefly assist whoever frees them before disappearing in a flash of light. Krystal happens to be one such assist trophy, and she is shown to be wearing the revealing Nubile Savage outfit she wore in Starfox Adventures. The outfit consists of a strapless bra, a loincloth, and tattoos. The loincloth is held on only by two buttons: one on each of her hips, making it blatantly◊ impossible◊ for her to be wearing anything underneath it. Additionally, the game has an expansive camera feature that has plenty of tools to let players to take artistic pictures of the fights from virtually any angle. If the player uses it to look between Krystal's legs,note they will find that her muff is uncensored◊, soundly averting Barbie Doll Anatomy. Her constant flips make it pretty easy to get an eyeful.
- Fanservice Model: Most of her◊ official artwork◊ evokes this trope by design.
- Full-Frontal Assault: In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Krystal essentially wears her bare fur into battle. Her entire outfit is a bra and a very small loincloth - which averts Magic Skirt, and under which she wears absolutely nothing. Thanks to her highly acrobatic fighting style, said loincloth typically flashes her privates, which are uncensored◊ and quite detailed◊. This is an E-10 rated game. How on Earth that managed to get past both CERO and the ESRB is anyone's guess.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has a greatly expanded camera feature compared to its predecessors, with plenty of tools that allow players to make artistic shots from nearly any angle. Enter Krystal: not only is she in her skimpy tribal outfit for the first time since her original appearance, but she is also wearing absolutely nothing under her loincloth, and her constant flips make it easy for perverts to get an eyeful of her nether regions.note
- Girly Girl with a Tomboy Streak: She has a girly demeanor, appearance, and voice, tends to be flirty, and serves as emotional support for the team, but she is also a tomboy who is not afraid of getting her hands dirty. She's even implied to enjoy hand-to-hand fighting.
- Happily Married: In one of Command's endings a possible future has Krystal finally settling with Fox.
- Hartman Hips: She has them. It seems McCloud men are naturally attracted to women with this feature.
- I Am Not Weasel: There are still a very few amount of people familiar with the franchise who believe that Krystal is a cat (rather than a blue fox). Barely justified in that when Adventures was still being developed as Dinosaur Planet, she had more of a feline design; however, information leaked of the game's original storyline later on reveals that she was always intended to be a vixen. It doesn't help that Nintendo Power themselves refer to her as such.
- Innocent Fanservice Girl: Krystal doesn't wear a Magic Skirt. Despite this, her style of fighting and movement incorporates constant jumps, flips, and somersaults that cause her loincloth to fly about, making it incredibly easy to get an unobstructed view of her neither regions. She doesn't seem to notice or care at all.note
- Last of His Kind: Krystal is the Sole Survivor of Cerinia's destruction.
- Love at First Sight: Whilst Fox was clearly enamored by her when he saw her, the way she looks into his eyes when he pulls her to safety implies the same may have been also true for her.
- Magic Skirt: Completely averted: Krystal's loincloth obeys the laws of physics. Said loincloth is also very short, which leads to her flashing towards the camera pretty much constantly, even in normal movement. It's unclear whether the white patch between her legs is meant to be tight panties or white fur... both the lack of visible strings and the way it reacts when she moves her legs strongly implies that it's fur.note
- Magic Staff: She had one in Adventures, but she abandoned it in her subsequent appearances.
- Male Gaze: The camera tends to focus on her in ways that emphasize her body, but special note goes to this early scene in Starfox Adventures, where the camera becomes fixated on her exposed thigh as General Scales drags her along the ground.
- Male-to-Female Universal Adaptor: Her genitals are quite humanlike.
- Marilyn Maneuver: in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, this can happen to her in any stage that has wind effects (there are several) despite the fact that she isn't wearing any panties◊. She doesn't seem to mind in the slightest.
- Ms. Fanservice: To ludicrous degrees. Her wardrobe doesn't leave much to the imagination: she always wears either incredibly skimpy tribal clothes or a form fitting flightsuit. Her original outfit was a very skimpy tribal bikini and her theme music is cheesy saxophone.note She remains this trope even after she abandons her tribal outfit: her clothes in Assault and Command cover much more of her body, but they are also quite form fitting and open at the cleavage, really drawing attention to her ample chest. There are a large number of people who know nothing about Star Fox, but are aware of Krystal, solely for this reason.
- Naked Apron: Her loincloth has an effect like this, as she is not wearing anything below the waist.
- National Geographic Nudity: She's an attractive tribeswoman who happens to wear a very revealing outfit... but that's hardly enough to qualify for this trope on it's own. That said, her appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fully qualifies: in that game, she isn't wearing any underwear, and her genitals are completely uncensored. Thanks to the updated camera, and the fact that her loincloth seems tailor made to flash as she fights, it's entirely possible to take revealing snapshots of her naked muff.
- Nice Girl: She is shown to be a very friendly, polite and caring individual and is always willing to help others out. She even put her search for the answers to her planet's destruction on hold so she could respond to a distress signal.
- Nipple and Dimed: Her private parts aren't censored in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
- Nonhumans Lack Attributes: Averts this trope in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Her outfit consists of a bra and a loincloth, and thanks to her highly acrobatic fighting style, said loincloth tends to flip up and expose her crotch, revealing that she doesn't wear anything under it. Her genitals are subtle, but quite detailed, though you'd never see them typical gameplay. Her crotch is virtually invisible from any angle the player can normally see, and on the rare occasion that she does get exposed to view, it happens at such a distance and with such brevity that her private parts can't be seen anyway: they can only be seen by manipulating the camera. note
- Nubile Savage: She's a tribal who comes from a planet with no advanced culture, yet she looks like a model.
- Official Couple: She can become this for Fox in Star Fox Command, depending on the player's actions.
- Only One Name: Krystal has never been shown to possess a surname, nor does she make any reference to having one, most likely due to her different cultural background to other Lylatian species.
- Operation: Jealousy: Part of the reason she joined Star Wolf and began a relationship with Panther in Command was to make Fox jealous for kicking her off Star Fox. Judging by his reactions, it worked.
- Pantsless Males, Fully-Dressed Females In a franchise full of Funny Animals, Krystal and Fox McCloud◊ are a rare case of "Fully Dressed Males, Pantless Females". Fox McCloud is fully dressed from helmet to shoes, while Krystal doesn't wear very much at all: just a bra and a loincloth with nothing◊ beneath it.
- Panty Fighter: She uses an incredibly acrobatic fighting style that includes plenty of high leaps, aerial flips, somersaults, and wide, sweeping strikes with her staff. Though, considering her complete lack of underwear and detailed vulva, she's more accurately a pussy fighter◊.
- Panty Shot: Averted - she doesn't wear any◊.
- Rescue Romance: Seems to be the reason she fell for Fox. He saved her from having the life-force sucked out of her as a result of her entrapment, and caught her from falling to her death when she was freed from her prison.
- Satellite Love Interest: Complete with cheesy Sexophone music and negligible character development.
- Sex Sells: The advertising for Starfox Adventures and Starfox Assault heavily featured Krystal striking sexy poses◊.
- She-Fu: Krystal's melee fighting style revolves around high jumps, flips, somersaults, and wide sweeping strikes with her Magic Staff. Her outfit consists of just a bra and a loincloth, leading to near-constant upskirt shots whenever she fights. Adding to that, her appearance in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate shows in detail that she doesn't wear any sort of underwear◊.
- Ship Tease: She shamelessly teases Fox at the end of Star Fox Adventures, and is still teasing him in Star Fox Assault.
- Shout-Out: Krystal's imprisonment in Adventures is similar to Zelda's in Ocarina of Time.
- The Smurfette Principle: While there are several other female Star Fox pilots in the franchise as a whole, Krystal is the only female member of the Star Fox team in the reboot timeline.
- Stripperific: The outfit she wore in her first appearance easily fits this trope. It consists of a metal bikini top, loincloth, assorted jewelry, and tribal tattoos, one of which is placed directly above her butt.note Generally, it's believed that all Cerinians had a similar dress sense. In Assault she ditched the outfit for a much more modest, but tight fitting flightsuit with a Cleavage Window.
- Theiss Titillation Theory: Her loincloth◊ looks very much like it could easily come loose or ride up her crotch as she fights. It often does, with explicit results◊.
- Thong of Shielding:
- The Tease: She likes to make Fox blush.
- Telepathy: How she communicates Fox during most of Adventures until their face-to-face meeting near the end of the game.
- That Man Is Dead: Seems to be her attitude when she becomes a bounty hunter in one of Command's endings. She turns her back on Star Fox, Star Wolf, and the entire Lylat system altogether. So much is her departure from her former life, that when she encounters Fox some time later he doesn't even recognize her (one must wonder how many other blue vixens exist in Lylat). In fact, even before becoming a bounty hunter, she had hints of this in her dialogue when Fox discovers her among Star Wolf:Krystal: The Krystal you once knew is gone. She is no longer a part of your world!
- Took a Level in Badass: Goes from losing her staff, being thrown off a ship and then getting captured in Adventures to taking out entire squadrons of enemies on ground with a gun by herself and chasing and taking down a whole squadron of enemy fighters by herself in her Arwing in Assault.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: In Command, she becomes more stubborn, cynical and spiteful as a result of leaving the team.
- Vapour Wear: Her original outfit is basically just a bra and a hazardously short loincloth. In particular, the way the loincloth stays on (two button clips, one on each of her hips) makes it physically◊ impossible◊ for her to be wearing underwear. note
- Woman Scorned: In Command.
- Younger Than They Look: She is much younger than the rest of the team, which should all be pushing or into their thirties by Command.