Krystal Becomes Infatuated with Cheese
So we all know the story, it had something to do with cheese, and how with cheese Fox was easy to please.
But there's more to it than that as this new tale shall prove, for this is when Krystal caught on to the groove.
It started out a day like any other, but Krystal had moved on! Fox was away from her life, yes indeed gone. Mocked for having been part of Star Wolf briefly,
she took up residence on the delightful Planet Kew. But her true feelings were just like her fur...very blue. So she joined a coven of fox girls just like her, hoping that for her sadness this would be the cure. But it wasn't you see, Fox wasn't gone, deep down in Krystal's heart Fox still lingered on.
"I'm delighted to attend this meeting as you can see. I'm not the least bit lonely, I feel quite free!" said Krystal.
"Good," said Fay sitting to the right of Krystal. "Let's do a conciousness raising session, with trees made of nettle!"
"Sorry to interrupt but she takes cheese to each session. She has some Chedder and Feta right now, I have the most distinct impression" said Fara.
"No, no, no, I'm not up for that. Why is everyone staring at me and Katt?" asked Krystal.
"It's the cheeses behind your backs," said Fay with a smirk. "Why not share some with us? Might be a nice perk!"
"No, I won't" said Katt. "I like cheese too much, cheese I must never lack. My only true boyfriend is Monteray Jack"
Krystal sighed. She had never been a fan of cheese. But see, Fox was, and his soul was something Krystal just had to appease.
"This cheese reminds me of someone I loved. Someone I cared for, kissed, and hugged" said Krystal, embarresed. She ran away.
"She takes that cheese to every meeting here!" said Fay. "AND SHE NEVER EATS IT!" she added.
KRYSTAL JUMPED IN HER ARWING WITH THE CHEESE IN TOW, SHE WASN'T FEELiNG TOO GOOD, THIS WE ALL KNOW
"So they don't like me clutching on to cheese, do they? I wasn't about to convince them it was my baby, I need Fox Mccloud back, he's the mashed potato to my gravy" said Krystal. Feeling sad, with dejected eyes, she flew herself into a black hole.
She got warped to Planet Earth, London UK to be exact. Krystal sounded like she came from there, we'll never know why. Perhaps it's past life stuff, but for now, gotta fly!
Her arwing crashed and she jumped out with a parachute. She brushed dust off her legs and frantically searched the wreckage for cheese.
She pulled out some cheese and got down on her knees.
"Oh, cheese, you'll always be special to me. My one reminder of whom I love, Fox if you're still out there, please show me a dove" said Krystal.
A dove flew down and stole her cheese. Krystal ran towards a policewoman.
"You look rather blue," said the policewoman.
"I am blue, my name is Krystal, yes it's true. A dove flew off into the sky with my cheese, he did not even ask first,
nor did he say please!" replied Krystal.
"I can't help you this instant, I think it's been too long a shift. I've never seen a fox person, if you get my drift. But cheese? Yes, it's delicious when spread over fresh mana. Krystal, has anyone told you that you sound just like Princess Diana?" said the cop.
Krystal broke down in tears and yelled out to the Krazoa to take her away to Fox. So they gave her a test. A taste test of cheeses, conducted by them.
The Krazoas loved cheese. With cheese they were easy to appease. So they brought her to where Fox was...sitting in a London pub, eating cheese and drinking wine, while helping Falco flick away a bug.
"Fox," said Krystal tapping Fox on the back. "You know I'm the only one that can understand you, I just have a knack!"
"Do I know you, blue lady? Oh, Krystal, that's right. It's called a rivalry okay? Let me get back to my rivalries!" said Fox, who then proceeded to chat with Falco.
"That bird can buzz off, he's bloomin' pissing me off. Now Fox, look at me! We were a team, like Mcnee and Dianna Rigg. Would you forgive me if I handed you a fig?"
"Figs are old school and I'm just as depressed as you. My nose is stuck to this table like glue!" said Fox.
"Fox, I have cheese!" said Krystal. Fox looked at the cheese.
"Get that away!" said Fox violently slapping away the food. Krystal's dress came undone, leaving her in a bikini. All the onlookers looked,
Krystal, she was damn pretty!
"Terrific, everyone's staring at me and my rack. Fox won't you please come back?" said Krystal.
"Can't right now!" said Fox.
"Oh, please, Fox, let's go right now! Repair to our Arwings, with that food made from a cow" said Krystal.
"Food made from a cow?" asked Fox, with a twinkle in his eye. "You mean cheese right?"
"Yes, Fox. Cheese!" said Krystal.
"To heck with cheese!" said Fox. Krystal started to cry.
"No, no, hear me out, you must know the reason why!" said Fox. Brushing away a tear, Krystal listened.
"Krystal I realize I love you more than anything in the universe. You're the greatest gift ever, this I now know, let's rise from the pits where we sunk so low" said Fox. Fox looked into Krystal's eyes, so sweet and sublime. He saw the cheese in her hands, and realized she was one hundred percent divine.
"I can't believe how foolish I was!" said Fox with a teary eyed grin. He hugged Krystal, and they both shared a kiss. The crowd was confused,
but to Fox and Krystal, this was bliss.
"Falco, just admit my boyfriend's a better pilot than you. Go home to your cat, she'll repair your beak like new!" said Krystal.
Back in the Arwing:
"You were actually going to change your name to Kursed?" asked Fox.
"Yes, yes, yes I was. But now we have each other and a cargo hold full of cheese. And our beautiful sets of furs, free of all fleas!" replied Krystal.
Stuck on a ship with Slippy!
"Well Krystal? We've gotta leave in a jiffy. But sadly, we've gotta leave behind Slippy" said Fox.
"Slippy? He's so dippy! Why must you leave in such a jiffy?" asked Krystal.
"We're leavin' you with the frog! It's hilarious and we're all for it!" said Peppy.
"Why? Why? Why is this? Surely you realize we don't at all mix" said Krystal.
"It was my idea," said Falco with a chuckle. "Just laugh it off, it won't strain a knuckle"
"I'm an icon of skill, great beauty, and brains, Slippy's slimey and wimpy, and a bringer of pains!" shouted Krystal.
Slippy looked like his feelings were hurt, but Krystal just scoffed, as if he were dirt.
"It won't be so bad, you'll see. We're off to get some space groceries, just Falco and me" said Fox.
"Peppy, won't you stay? Please, please Peppy I implore you, I'll PAY!" said Krystal.
"I'm goin' too, so don't hold your breath. I'm sick of being responsible for Slippy's certain death" said Peppy.
Krystal and Slippy were alone.
"Okay, Slippy, well this will have to do. Want to play Checkers or jump on the trampoline of goo?" asked Krystal.
"I'm gonna go repair Fox's arwing!" said Slippy.
"No, Slippy wait, I'm sorry I said all those things. When it comes to frogs of talent, um, you're among KINGS!" said
"You really think so?" asked Slippy.
"Yes, yes, yes I do. A toad who builds spaceships? Most can't build a shoe!" said Krystal.
"Oh, alright, I'll play Checkers" said Slippy.
"Well, well, Slippy that sure was fun, but don't go just yet, I want something done" said Krystal.
"What's thaT?" asked Slippy.
"I want you to come over now and kiss my feet, you're bloody well cute and I've just noticed it" said Krystal. So Slippy did so, much to Krystal's amusement.
"You won, oh queen of checkers" said Slippy.
"Yes, yes, yes, please no applause" said Krystal.
Slippy was reduced to a puddle of slime, but Krystal caught him in a bucket, then looked at the slime confused.
She poked it with a stirring apparatus then backed away.
"Don't worry, it was something I ate, and also I regenerate!" said Slippy, in an assuring tone.
Later...after he regenerated...
"You shot me!" said Slippy as he was playing Call of Duty.
"Oh really? I think I'll shoot you again, right in your frog booty!" said Krystal.
"TABLE TENNIS IS SCARY!" said Slippy.
"I know, I know" replied Krystal, laughing.
Later, on a water bed...
"That was strange," said Slippy.
"I know, I know" said Krystal, taking a puff from a cigarette. "Table tennis is a peculiar thing,"
Slippy's eyes widened.
"Look, Slippy you're wonderful but this isn't going to work. I'm sorry if I've been a bit of a jerk. You're a frog I'm a fox and its my natural response,
but now that we've been together, we've had some jolly good romps" said Krystal.
"Thanks Krystal" said Slippy, wiping away a tear. Krystal and Slippy held each others hands, and they looked like they were about to kiss, my that was a scene
Fox would want to miss.
The others came back.
"Krystal, don't steal our soldier, he won't turn into a prince, he'll just whimper and wince" said Peppy.
"It's a prank, trust me" said Fox.
"It's nothing really, nothing at all. Just helping him feel better, for being green, slimey, and small" replied Krystal, turning red.
"Stealin' our soldier. What should we do Fox?" asked Peppy.
"It's a joke, TRUST ME, I know both of them all too well!" said Fox.
"It ain't no joke, I think we should have em both court martialed!" said Peppy.
"UGH! This is why I hate fanfiction! Of all possible pairings, UGH!" said Krystal storming off in a huff.
"Told ya. Court martialing time!" said Peppy.
A Spontaneous Thought Concerning Krystal and Her Possible Connections to Celtic Mythology and Arthurian Legend.By Meiryu no Shugan
Hello, everyone. If you are reading this topic, then you have no doubt noticed the overly long and unorthodox title and have had your curiosity piqued. I honestly have been thinking about this idea for quite a while and I feel I should explain why I came to it in the first place. Please forgive my long-winded speaking in advance.
I look up Celtic Mythology in my spare time, and have a keen interest in the Arthurian Legends in particular, and I find many parallels between certain traits in the myths and various factors in Krystal's part in the Star Fox Universe, including the character herself, her role in the story, her mystical staff, and lastly, her planet of origin, the mysterious and elusive Cerinia. So, without further ado, let us begin.
Beginning with Krystal's character and role, I can connect her with three separate women of Celtic and Arthurian Legend. They are Scathach, the Lady of the Lake, and Morgan le Fay.
Scathach was a Scottish warrior woman that appeared in the Ulster Cycle, in particular, the Tochmarc Emire. She trained the Irish hero Cu Chulainn and his friend Ferdiad in all she knew of war and magic, and gave the Son of Lugh her own weapon, the Spear of Mortal Pain, Gae Bolg. As Scathach had done with Ireland's Child of Light, so too did Krystal do with Fox early in Adventures, telepathically communicating to him in how to properly wield the Staff, and understand it's nature as a weapon. Granted, this connection is more stretched and thin than the other two.
2.The Lady of the Lake.
Whether you call her Viviane, Ninianne, Nyneve, or the name I prefer, Nimue, the Lady of the Lake is one of the most, if not the most important plot point in Arthurian Legend aside from Excalibur, having given the aforementioned sword to the King of Knights himself. She is an inhabitant (if not ruler) of the isle of Avalon, in possession of inhuman beauty and tremendous and mysterious powers. This parallel with Krystal is self-explanatory. The two character roles overlap quite well, but for two points: 1. Arthur was actively looking for Nimue and Excalibur in particular quite deliberately, while Fox had stumbled upon the Staff quite by accident, and 2. While Nimue was quite free in her actions and willingly helped Arthur in person, Krystal was at this point imprisoned and only able to barely contact Fox through telepathy. Otherwise the stories align: both heroines have supernatural capabilities of unspecified extent, both relinquish a weapon they have in their possession to the hero to use in his quest (Nimue gives Excalibur, Krystal her Staff), and both are of some status on their homelands (Nimue rules Avalon, and it is generally agreed that judging by her clothes and equipment, her family was high-ranking or even nobility on Cerinia).
3.Morgan le Fay.
Oh, Morgan. Angry at her brother for perceived slights, she goes out of her way to make the King's life miserable however she can. Where to begin? While the reasons vary across the legends, she feels slighted by either Arthur (in proxy of his father Uther who killed Morgan's father Gorlois and impregnated his wife Igrayne with Arthur), Guinevere (for banishing her from Camelot for varied reasons, mostly adultery), or even both. She seeks revenge in many ways, but the two that tie to Krystal the most are her theft and loss of Excalibur's Scabbard, and her aid in exposing the affair between Lancelot and Guinevere. These two actions both personally screw Arthur over royally (no pun intended) and shatters the Round Table in one fell swoop. However, she reconciles with Arthur in the end and in some legends even helps escort her mortally wounded brother to Avalon, going so far as to proclaim him "The Once and Future King" in one version. Her story probably aligns best with Krystal's later roles, during Star Fox Command. Like Morgan, Krystal feels betrayed and slighted by Fox drumming her out of the team out of paranoia over her safety, and at this point she seems to channel all the anger, scorn and downright stubbornness that Morgan was also known for. Depending on the route you take in the game, she joins Star Wolf and books up with Panther to stoke Fox's jealousy, and even steals his chance to kill the Anglar King, while publicly proclaiming her allegiance to Star Wolf and Panther, which screws the Star Fox team over and crushes Fox's spirit entirely. However, she is vilified for her actions and runs away, assuming a new identity, the jaded bounty hunter Kursed. In other routes she reconciles with Fox and gets back together with him again, just like Morgan reconciles with Arthur. It is an interesting thing that the two characters have such similar reactions to their respective misfortunes.
Just has Krystal has similarities to certain mythological figures, her Staff harkens back to a number of magical and famous weapons in Celtic myth. Two in particular that stand out are Brionac, the Spear of Lugh and Rhongomyniad, King Arthur's war lance. Brionac is one of the legendary Four Jewels of the Tuatha de Dannan, and is said to make its wielded nigh invincible. It is also said to overcome its targets with fire, which goes into the Fire Blaster. As the Staff looks more like a spear, and seems to indeed convey the image of invincibility, Brionac's legend ties together with the Cerinian weapon quite well. Rhongomyniad was the lance wielded by King Arthur, most well known for being the weapon that took the life of Sir Mordred at the battle of Camlann. It was told that no matter how tough the armor of the Knight of Treachery was, it could never resist the holy lance, an existence on par with Excalibur. Some compare it to the Spear of Destiny, which pierced the Messiah. Like Rhongomyniad, the Staff is quite strong, able to pierce most defenses, such as when Fox pierced the thick, hardened skull of the RedEye King, not an easy task by any means. Also, with its repertoire of powers like fire blasts, force fields, miniquakes and rocket boosts can easily lead one to assume that it is indeed a holy weapon, if one considers a combination of the Four Classical Elements to be "holy".
Finally, Cerinia itself can be compared to the mythical Avalon, as both seem to be magical or at least wondrous places that not much can be known about -- Avalon being separate from the mortal realm, and Cerinia being destroyed according to the Star Fox canon.
So that's it. You may ask, "Huh!? What was this overly long dissertation supposed to do!?" Well , my answer is that I noticed the similarities mentioned above, found them interesting, and decided to make my findings known. Whether the similarities were made in purpose by the game creators, particularly in Adventures, or they just came to be pure chance, I do not know, but I believe the former. For evidence, I do not have much, except for two points: A) Rare was based in Britain, which is the central point for the Arthurian Legends, and B) let it be remembered that the entire Star Fox series came to be because Shigeru Miyamoto was inspired by the Fox statues and took arches at the Fushimi Inari shrine. Ultimately, however, what I want is your opinion, dear readers. What do you all think of my reasonings? Please comment!
I want to start a Krystal support team so I thought I'd pitch the idea here.
Me and a bunch of other people on Twitter have started a group in hopes to unify as many Krystal fans as possible, because I've realized that there are SO many Krystal supporters online but they are so scattered and quiet. I think it's important for us to be all commenting together about support for Krystal and 'liking' each other's comments on Youtube/Facebook (extremely important because it means Nintendo themselves WILL see it)
I think on Nintendo's official Youtube and Facebook pages are the best places to do these "unified comments", if they continue to see the support for her (and Star Fox Assault, because it signifies not only Krystal's inclusion but also the actual potential for growth the SF series has) then they may take our support into consideration when making a new SF game!
I wanted to see if anyone on here wanted to be involved with us actively commenting/liking Krystal related posts on YouTube.
I can update this thread with links of videos we'll be targeting for this "unified support" It will really help with our cause and if you are a Krystal supporter then this is a really efficient way of showing that support/increasing her odds of returning to the series in general!
Please let me know if any of you are interested!
By Hope(N Forever)
Despite the fact we are all anticipating the official anime short Star Fox Zero: The Battle Begins later today, by sheer chance a French-based, start-up animation director duo called "Channy and Kimberly" have just uploaded their very first animation on YouTube today, which happen to be a fan animation of a potential Star Fox Zero anime opening made in homage to the 1980s style. Check out the fan animation below - no regrets!
Subscribe to the duo if you like as well, as they really need more people to follow their brand new YouTube channel!