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Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.

Rogue Fox Armageddon Soul by SyxxFox

  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Shortly after the Anglar Blitz, the Star Fox team has disbanded for good, but the relationship between Fox and Krystal never repaired. The result? Fox has had an argument with Krystal over an apology that didn't sit well with her as he tried to make amends wherein resulted his inevitable death. Not really, actually. In actuality, Fox undergoes an Face–Heel Turn from Krystal's absence and becomes his own demon as they possess him, obsessing over the very last six words that Krystal has spoken to him before running back to join Star Wolf: "I'm sorry, you broke my heart." That six-worded-phrase was all what destroyed Fox internally, and created externally his demon. Corrupting the phrase into his newfound persona "Syxx", dyeing his fur black and deepening his voice to a growl; he transforms into a much darker, colder, and heartless shell version of himself after faking his death. Two days after his memorial is made, a top-secret military project undergoes a clandestine operation using inmates fresh from prison to become newly empowered supersoldiers called Project Slayer; a project in which Fox (now known as Syxx) is a part of after causing a misdemeanor during his funeral. Hearing about his "death", Krystal is torn after realizing she will never get the chance of forgiveness and redemption and becomes falsely accused of his death when she tries to garner evidence as well as mementos to prove it. By a twist of fate, both Fox and Krystal go their separate ways until the middle of this raw but truly epic story becomes a clash of fate when they cross paths again.

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  • Comments: The story itself is 'nuff said when I tell you, it is a raw and epic rarity of what could've been for Fox, and what he would've truly become if Krystal hadn't forgiven nor accepted him. This story is not professionally written with perfect grammar, then again who does, but has an exceptionally rare but thrilling plot of Fox becoming darker and corrupt as each day passes while he briefly works under the program Project Slayer, while Krystal, who becomes "Kursed" in one of Command's endings (and in truth she does become "Kursed" later on in this story, but only for a short time being) continues to climb over the fact that Fox is (or rather not really) dead until the middle of the story has them going toe-to-toe later on, which also will escalate into the sequel that follows a few years after the original.

This story does have a redux underway by the same author himself who had written the original just after the release of Command when he was in his preteens. Regardless of some misspellings the original is finished and quite captivating to the reading audience who enjoys some rare action/adventure stories that has a very devious twist and darkedge in it; like Dark Fox; 'cause this is truly the best one of a kind, and the most high-viewed and favored/followed (and in my opinion, oldest) fanfic in the history fanfics.

Still skeptical? Let me tell you then. This story has about currently 274+ Favs, and 137+ Follows! If not enough, just look at the 548+ reviews full of positive critique! That's more than enough to tell you pompous-doubters to stfu and read the goddamned story! Because this has more views than any Star Fox story I've (and I'm that you) ever encountered! Cause back in the highlight days of the Fan Fiction web, this story had lots art drawn and done for it, other people writing their own characters based around it and even more so, the OC x Fox pair becoming more and more dominant as Fox grows closer to a vixen he meets in Slayer called Kyla.

A New Enemy by Voice In The Night

  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: The time is shortly after the Aparoid Conflict, and the Star Fox team is aboard the repaired Great Fox, enjoying some down time between missions. Fox and Krystal begin to ponder the nature of their relationship in more detail, but are interrupted (conveniently) by a mission order from General Pepper. An old foe has begun construction of a base on a world near Corneria that could be used to launch attacks against the Lylatian people, and things only go downhill from there. The Great Fox is destroyed in short order by a foe that is stronger than any that the team has faced before, and soon Fox and company are in the fight of their lives. Will new allies provide the help that they need, or will this all be a case of "too little, too late"?
  • Comments: This fic currently is undergoing an overhaul by the author, who then pledges to finish it after a long hiatus.
  • Tags: Dark Fic, Original Characters, Hurt/Comfort Fic, Mind Rape

Starfox: Sunrise over Lylat by Erico

  • Recommended by Magyareagle, Mirage, Jade Crisanthamum
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: Seventy-five years after the Lylat Wars, and everything's changed. How predictable. And if Fox's granddaughter can't get her head put on right, there won't be enough of a Lylat System left to fly in. Good luck, Starfox.
  • Comments: This fic easily ranks among the best I have ever read. With a clear and coherent writing style, and characterization that you can actually take seriously, this story feels like a natural extension of canon. Perhaps best of all, while one of the main characters is the granddaughter of Fox, she is not the flight lead, and the action scenes are fast, furious, and intense. Erico truly writes better than many professional writers.
    • Needless to say, this is easily one of the best-written fanfics of all time, and a true classic. Terrany McCloud and Rourke O'Donnel are fully fleshed out and brilliantly flawed characters who step off of the pages and actually feel like real people. Not simply cardboard cutouts, but characters who make you forget that you are reading a fanfic, and think you are reading a well polished professional novel. If you ever wanted to read a novel that makes you take the setting of Star Fox seriously, look no further. This is it.

Star Fox: The Punishment by Nitch (mild language, description of graphic drawings)

  • Recommended by Dogman15, The Great Komodo
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: "While fighting Andross, Fox is flung across the galaxy to Earth and ends up trapped in the world's largest furry convention: Anthrocon. With the help of strange and benevolent furries, Fox seeks a way back home to Corneria while trying not to reveal his true identity."
  • Comments: An Alternate Universe Fic. Is in progress, currently with ten chapters. The furry convention that Fox finds himself at is actually Anthrocon 2008 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He feels confused and disoriented, but eventually catches on and pretends that he's a human named Bill in a really good costume. Soon enough, a girl named Kelsy Smith (who goes by "Wolf" at first) figures out who Fox really is, and they discover the link between the real world and the Star Fox universe (it has something to do with Shigeru Miyamoto). This story is back in action after a few years on hiatus!

Notorious: The Life of Wolf O'Donnell by Zombie Axe Hero

  • Recommended by Leopardcoon1200
  • Status: Concluded
  • Synopsis: Revenge can take a man a long way, especially when that man is Fox McCloud's bitter rival. From his childhood to the formation of the elusive Star Wolf and everything thereafter, he suffered and burned for nearly every action he took, and in the end, he isn't even sure if it was worth it. Wolf O'Donnell was no hero, but he didn't have to be one to be notorious.
  • Comments: This fic takes place in an fan AU based off the timeline between Starfox 64-Starfox Command. It's truly a heartbreaker; only read if you can truly stomache the deep sorrow Wolf suffers in this fan-made masterpiece.

Star Fox: The Saurian Adventure by ninjafoxshadow

  • Recommended by Jeffcole 1 and Draconic
  • "Status": Dead
  • Synopsis: "Star Fox Adventures the way it should have been! When Fox is called to aid the residents of the mysterious Dinosaur Planet, he finds help in the form of the mischievous Prince Tricky, and an enigmatic blue vixen with strange powers and a clouded past."
  • Comments: An AU retelling of Star Fox Adventures, with Krystal escaping from Andross's ghost at Krazoa Palace and later teaming up with Fox and Tricky. Fox/Krystal is the obvious ship here, but it's only a secondary concern behind the main plot. Currently at the team's first visit to the Volcano Force Point Temple.

Star Fox: The Saurian Adventure: The Continuation by x-game

  • Recommended by deltanine
  • "Status": In Progress
  • Synopsis: After reading ninjafoxshadow's fan fiction re-writing of Star Fox Adventures, and noticing how long it has been since the last time it was updated, I took it upon myself to finish what he started. If you haven't read ninjafoxshadow's Star Fox: The Saurian Adventure, read all sixteen chapters of that fan fiction, and then come back.
  • Comments: A fan of ninjafoxshadow's fanfition of Star Fox: The Saurain Adventure was so baffled and disturbed by the long period of time in which ninjafoxshadow abandoned the project, so he made a fanfiction that picked up where his left off. His fanfiction started with Fox and Krystal's first trip to the Volcano Force Point Temple and is now currently at the Krazoa Test of Combat.

Recollections of a Traitor by J. Wolfman

  • Recommended by Spark Moon
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A meerkat reporter for a Venom newspaper interviews the notorious Pigma Dengar and in turn, learns of his past and why he betrayed the original Star Fox team.
  • Comments: This story hails from way back in the early days of Star Fox fandom (about '97-'98), but even with the developments in the Star Fox canon since then, this story still has a strong impact. Pigma is one of, if not the most reviled character both in canon (even Wolf couldn't stand him) and in fandom, so seeing a fic that paints him in a more sympathetic light is worth checking out. As it's a pre-Star Fox Adventures story, many details are made up, but don't let that stop you from setting aside the time to read this nearly-forgotten gem of a Star Fox story.

Starfox: Phoenix From The Ashes by Destructor

  • Recommended by Ericosuperbard
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The ultimate Starfox SNES Novelization. When Andross, exiled to Venom, casts his bid to conquer the Lylat System, Corneria turns to ex-Air Force Academy pilot Fox McCloud and his crack team of resistance fighters of Papetoon to turn the tide of battle and stop his mad ambitions once and for all. With the aid of Fara Phoenix and the prototype SFX Arwing combat superiority atmospheric capable spacecraft, Team Starfox sets out to make history.
  • Comments: Destructor blends the gameplay of the SNES game, parts of the story written in the Nintendo Power comic series, and even characters from the abandoned Starfox 2 in his magnum opus. From these three sources, he creates a cohesive piece of Fiction that spans more than 50 chapters and 285,000 words. A fantastic example of Fanfiction done right, this is an absolute must read for anyone who either wants to read a good story, or wants to see a framework of what a good Starfox piece looks like. Take the twelve hours out of your life it will take you to go through this, and you won't regret it.

Lylat Wars by Mike Sullivan

  • Recommended by Draconic
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: When young Fox McCloud receives ROB 64, an android carrying secret data for the Cornerian rebellion against the Andross Empire, he is suddenly thrust into a wild and epic adventure across the Lylat System. Based on the original "Star Wars".
  • Comments: This fic creatively adapts the Star Fox entities to fit the plot of Star Wars: A New Hope. There are a few (but not too many) instances of 'original' characters that could be replaced by members of the Star Fox cast, but those are far from being deal breakers, considering how beautifully this story is written. The quality of this fic is actually kind of startling, considering that the author appears to have written this when he was ten years old.

Lylat Wars II by Mike Sullivan

  • Recommended by Draconic
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: While Falco and Krystal flee the Andross Empire, Fox trains on Zoness in an attempt to tap into his newfound psychic abilities, something he will need when he confronts the Dark Lord Cain in a vicious duel. Based on "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back".
  • Comments: See above. Tragically, the world will never see a "Lylat Wars III" at least not written by Mike Sullivan, as he passed away in a car accident in 2009. Nevertheless, you should look at his stories. You won't be disappointed.

Starfox: Legacy by chaos Leader

  • Recommended by Mellow Walrus
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Have you ever wondered how it all happened? How all Lylat turned against itself in war? How a scientist of all people led the charge? How one mercenary team became the icon we know today? This is one interpretation of how events may have have played out.
  • Comments: A dark take on the Starfox series, with tons of interesting characters and very polished writing. The story goes back to the beginning of the Starfox Team and going through the pivotal stages of James McCloud's life. It also gives some more background on Dr. Andross's rise to power. The link above leads to the rewritten version, but the original fic is actually not too shabby compared to the majority of fanfics.

A Great Day to Die by Tobias Umbra

  • Recommended by Mellow Walrus
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In a time when Fox has pushed away all of the people important to him, a deadly encounter with Wolf may cost Fox both his sanity and his life. A look into the minds of both Fox McCloud and Wolf O'Donnell.
  • Comments: This fanfic takes the idea of Star Fox Command, with Fox McCloud pushing everyone out of the team, and uses that setting to give him one hell of a day. In it, Wolf decides to screw with Fox's mind and get him hooked on some drug that induces his biggest fears, and he gets challenged with both keeping his mind sane, and dealing with the possibility of a surprise attack at any moment.

The Haunting of CRV Starghast by Tobias Umbra

  • Recommended by Draconic
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: On a secretive corporate research vessel, something has gone horribly wrong. When the newly-reformed Team Star Fox is hired to investigate, they encounter terrors beyond their imagination. What started as a simple contract is now a fight to survive the night...and prevent the extermination of all life in the Lylat System. What is dead can never die.
  • Comments: The closest thing I would equate this story to would be a Star Wars novel called Death Troopers, with one main difference: It is much scarier. In all honesty, this fic may be one of the scariest things I've ever read. The sheer copious amount of nightmare fuel in this tale will haunt you for hours after you've finished reading. For those of you who are squeamish about the horror genre however, this is actually an easy way to ease into it, because despite the very frightening content, it has a solid resolution and a happy ending, though the suspense you'll feel on your way there will be crazy. For those of you who love horror… read with the lights off.

Survivor by Raymond S

  • Recommended by Max300frk, The Great Komodo
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Learning of his father's death, Fox's life is dramatically changed forever, and he is plunged into a deep depression. Will he find peace and rise to a greater destiny? Or will fear and sorrow consume him to his very soul?
  • Comments: An excellent fic that goes in depth about the relationship that Fox has with his father and how everyone was able to handle the truth of James' death. There are several parts that may make some others uncomfortable due to numerous references to suicide and several scenes with Fox ACTUALLY attempting suicide. However, the writing is excellent and the characterization is really good. This is a fanfic that is definitely worth a recommendation.

Star Chasers by Allen Itami

  • Recommended by Angelitami
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: I'm in a crate. A decent sized crate, sure, but still a fucking crate with airholes. My wrists were swollen and red, my arms bandaged up from the testing. I could hear moans of pain and possibly even pleasure from the other crates in this hanger.
  • Comments: An interesting take on the ‘Human meets Star Fox’ in which the main character was actually abducted by Andross, suffers from amnesia, and is realistically portrayed in how a human would be treated by the Star Fox team. This isn’t a Gary Stu over powered male character, but a female character who has trouble piloting an arwing, let alone fighting. Worth a read and better than it probably sounds.

Star Fox: Next Gen by Zombie Axe Hero

  • Recommended by Kandikorn 22
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: In the distant future, Marcus McCloud is a brash young fox, as well as the leader of a team of mercenaries dedicated to protecting the Lylat System. When old enemies begin to return, only they have the strength and courage to stop them. But a certain someone is starting to come between that, and Marcus is debating on whether or not she's trying to help him or get him killed.
  • Comments: While it breaks the fourth wall quite a bit, it is a very interesting take on two of the endings of Star Fox: Command. It has the author's own theory of how Kursed exists, Coyote is a pretty cool character, and the fanfic is just great overall. The fanfic also has a comparatively darker sequel: Star Fox: Subspecies (Complete).

A Fox In Space by Matthew Gafford A.K.A Fredryk Phox.

  • Recommended by 1upmushroom, Black John, The Great Komodo, Waddle, Mr Terrorist, magmablock
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Synopsis: This is basically a re-imagining of the Star Fox universe, and a very adult one at that. So far, the first episode has been released with the second one on the way.
  • Comments: While the show seems to be rather pragmatic in its current stages don't let that fool you, this is definitely made by a Star Fox fan. I can't even begin to count all the Mythology Gags that are spread throughout the first episode alone. Gafford himself is pretty talented, providing much of the voices for characters, storyboarding and animating the series, and even composing all of the shows' music, all while doing a very good job at all tasks. The characters that are shown are all unique in some way with their own human quirks. All in all, this is a very promising project that's even managed to grab some fans in it's developing stages.
    • The series has gone through a drastic overhaul, now following the first two games rather closely. The creator also livestreams every so often, allowing an inside look on the project. This troper caught one on Feb. 13th, and was amazed by the animation quality. When finished, this will be a great series.
    • The series has been "renamed" (read: temporarily changed to make sure Nintendo doesn't tear the show down completely) to A Fox In Space but nothing important's really changed.
    • The first episode is out and it's hilarious!

Star Fox: Lylat Legacy illustrated by Layeyes, directed by Fishman

  • Recommended by Draconic
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Strap in, turn on your G-Diffuser systems and get ready for Star Fox like you've never seen before. A fan adaptation honoring a Nintendo classic. / An adaptation of the Nintendo Star Fox series
  • Comments: This beautifully drawn, full color webcomic is truly Star Fox as its most magnificent within the fan community. As an adaptation, it follows canon very closely, but also looks into areas of the overall plot that weren't possible to cover in the games. The first volume serves as a prologue, covering Fox and Slippy's lives at the academy, as well as introducing them, and the reader to Falco. It also introduces characters like General Pepper, James McCloud (in flashbacks), and Slippy's dad. Other characters have also been given cameos, Bill Gray standing in the briefing room, Pigma getting a few lines of dialogue, and most notably, Fara Phoenix, though she hasn't had any lines yet. This, of course, isn't the full cast of characters, but Layeyes has already designed his model for characters like Peppy and Andross, as well as some others, like Krystal and Katt Monroe, suggesting that he plans to go very far with this series. Though this troper is under the impression that this series will be prone to very slow updates, it is most certainly in-progress. If you want to see more of Layeyes' work, and even some extra art for Lylat Legacy, you can visit his DeviantArt account.

Dakota by Vermin 616.

  • Recommended by TheGreatKomodo
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Fox McCloud crashes into Earth. A teenager is the first one to meet him. For how long can David Dakota keep his favorite video game character under the covers?
  • Comments: Although the story has a few English slip ups (that are being corrected overtime), it's incredibly good at showing how your average Star Fox fan would live with Fox McCloud in his house while hiding him from humanity (and also hiding a few things from Fox himself). There is no shipping involved which really makes this fanfic stand out, and the other thing that makes it stand out being the Gainax Ending that will really make your jaw drop twice, thanks to the foreshadowing present that will make you want to read it again and be mindblown at the things you didn't see on your first read...Well, at least that was my experience with it. Anyways, worth reading!

Burning Stars by Etched_In_Fire

  • Recommended by Little Blue Wraith
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: 0 ALW — The climax of the Lylat Wars has come and gone, leaving destruction in its wake. Left without a leader, the Androssian forces falter as the Cornerians begin to re-establish their dominance across the Lylat System. Hunted by the Cornerian Empire, Wolf leads a wounded and humiliated Team Star Wolf to Eladard to lay low for awhile, ever planning his next move. But tensions are high and not everyone is so willing to give up Andross's dream.
  • Comments: An excellent story delving into Wolf's past, his present relationships with Leon, Pigma, and Andrew, and actually treats said Butt-Monkey with some respect! It's part of a series, but can be read as a standalone piece.

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

Butterfly Photographs by Ringshadow

  • Recommended by StevieC
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "Intrepid rescues, sappy romance, and nekked pictures. Can it get any better?"
  • Pairings: Peppy/OC (main, and it's het), Falco/Katt, Fox/OC (het)
  • Comments: Het, but a few examples of bi and gay are mentioned in passing, though not portrayed explicitly. A rare major character/OC pairing that actually manages to pull off the story well. Does this largely by focusing on a perspective oft neglected in Star Fox fanfic. Everyday life, planetside. In their off-duty time, Fox and Falco are tuner racers, and Slippy is their mechanic. Peppy is the team's "designated adult" and the writing is handled with aplomb. Makes a good light-hearted, low tension read and packs plenty of laughs.
  • Tags: Humor, Romance, W.A.F.F., Slice of Life

Moon Over Marin by Arius_Ex

  • Recommended by Akagasm
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: "This is the story of a man who lost everything and had no interest in getting it back."
  • Comments: Hauntingly beautiful, extremely tragic, and a complete Tear Jerker, this fanfic details the life of Leon Powalski (Wolf O'Donnell's wingman) during his stay in prison, his experiences and memories of his surreal past. It's a bit of an AU, considering that besides Falco and Leon, all other characters relative to the Star Fox canon are absent. This story is extremely engaging, surreal, and depressing. Fair warning, this story contains explicit homoerotic and heterosexual content. Fortunately, it is not overly-abundant or distracting in the least. The characterization, while not exactly relative to any character's in-game personalities, is very much in-character. Once you complete this short story, it'll be hard looking at Falco and Leon the same way again.

Not Safe For Humanity by Scott Ramsoomair

  • Recommended by Gilgameshkun
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: One of the most (in)famous pages of VG Cats. Aboard the Great Fox, Fox comes into Falco's room, slaps him on the ass, and then seduces him. All of the dialogue is refashioned script from Star Fox 64 in hilarious homoerotic context.
  • Comments: An Affectionate Parody of the Falox ship (Fox X Falco) with a teasing reference to the Wolox Ship (Fox X Wolf), all in the dreams of VG Cats' resident Yaoi Fangirl Aerith.

Reptilia by Serpent P

  • Recommended by accelgors
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Star Fox and Star Wolf go on a seemingly innocent mission for a business that ends up with Fox in a mess of corporate competition, which ends up with him becoming closer to Wolf than he thought he would be. Fox X Wolf shipping.
  • Comments: And now, for the ubiquitous bara gays. This one is written really well in a way that (at least in my personal experience) most M/M fics have a problem with, with a more realistic than average progression of the relationship where they find things to enjoy about each other and get close before banging. It can also be appreciated purely for a very accurate picture of how depression feels.

Falling Stars by TMHB77

  • Recommended by kokoroanime
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: This is a Star Fox and Banjo and Kazooie crossover story about Falco being clashed into a strange planet where Banjo and Kazooie lives after being attacked by Star Wolf. Fox, Slippy, Krystal, and Peppy to help find him.
  • Comments: That story really warned my heart, I like the relationship with Falco, Banjo, and Kazooie. But it's almost a Heartwarming moment.


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