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Krystal

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Krystal
SSBU spirit Krystal.png
StarFoxSymbol.svg
Krystal, as she appears in Star Fox Adventures.
Universe Star Fox
Debut Star Fox Adventures (2002)
Smash Bros. appearances Brawl
SSB4
Ultimate
Most recent non-Smash appearance Star Fox Command (2006)
Console/platform of origin Nintendo Gamecube
Species Fox
Gender Female
Place of origin Cerinia
Designed by Kevin Bayliss
Johnni Christensen (Star Fox Adventures)
Hidetomo Komaki (Star Fox: Assault)
English voice actor Alésia Glidewell
Japanese voice actor Teiya Ichiryūsai
Article on Lylat Wiki Krystal

Krystal (クリスタル, Krystal) is a character from the Star Fox series. A later addition to Team Star Fox, she also serves as a love interest to Fox McCloud.

Origin[edit]

Fox using Ice Blast with Krystal's Staff in Star Fox Adventures.

Krystal was originally conceived as the protagonist of a late Nintendo 64 game by Rare called Dinosaur Planet. This title would not come to be as originally envisioned, as Nintendo requested that Rare transform this game into a Star Fox title and move production to the Nintendo GameCube (likely as Rare was being approached by other publishers at the time and the game’s release date being the day before the studio was bought out by Microsoft).

Krystal made her official debut in Star Fox Adventures. At the beginning of the game, she wields a staff to assist her telepathic abilities. She eventually loses the staff and becomes imprisoned by Andross after being tricked into handing over a Krazoa Spirit. Fox eventually finds the staff and uses it throughout the game. Fox would eventually find Krystal trapped in a crystal. Fox learned that the power of the Krazoa Spirits could free Krystal. Fox manages to free Krystal, but Andross was revealed to manipulate Fox into handing over the spirits so he could resurrect himself. After his defeat, Krystal decided to follow team Star Fox and officially join them.

By the events of Star Fox Assault, Krystal is a pilot for team Star Fox, officially replacing Peppy Hare on the roster. Aside from being the love interest of Fox, Krystal would also be of interest to Panther Caroso, to the annoyance of everyone. Krystal would play an important role in fighting off the Aparoids as the first line of defense. Unlike the other pilots, she took great care in not causing collateral damage and would become distressed when destruction occurs. Between this and the events of Star Fox Command, Fox would break up with Krystal and dismiss her from the team out of concern for her safety. Deeply hurt by this, Krystal would fall into a depression and distance herself from everyone except Lucy Hare. She would eventually join the Cornerian Defense Force and would later ask Wolf to join his team. Depending on the ending, Krystal would either stay with Star Wolf, rejoin team Star Fox, get back together with Fox, or start a new life as the bounty hunter Kursed.

Krystal's appearance as an Assist Trophy is based on her appearance in Star Fox Adventures, and her ability to use the staff is based on the opening portion of said game. Ice Blast is the third upgrade for the staff which allows Fox to freeze enemies and environment objects solid for combat and puzzle-solving.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

As a background character[edit]

Krystal in a Star Fox Smash Taunt in Brawl.

Krystal was considered as a potential playable character during development, but was passed over in favor of Wolf, both because of time constraints and because Wolf's movement and animations would be more similar to Fox's and would require less development.[1]

As one of the many Star Fox characters who can be contacted via the Star Fox Smash Taunt on Lylat Cruise. Krystal appears in conversations triggered by all three potential characters: Fox, Falco, and Wolf.

Krystal also appears as a trophy and three stickers.

Trophy[edit]

Krystal's trophy in Brawl.
Krystal
A member of the Star Fox team welcomed in Star Fox Adventures after the team met her on planet Sauria when responding to a distress signal. Krystal is capable of telepathy and is a valuable member in combat. After becoming romantically involved with Fox, their relationship gets very rocky in Star Fox Command.
GameCube: Star Fox Adventures
Nintendo DS: Star Fox Command

Stickers[edit]

Stickers
Name Game Effect Characters
Krystal Star Fox Adventures AttackElectric+028EffectIcon(Electric).png Attack +28 Fox Falco WolfFoxHeadSSBB.pngFalcoHeadSSBB.pngWolfHeadSSBB.png
Krystal Star Fox Command AttackEnergy+012TypeIcon(Energy).png Attack +12 Fox Falco WolfFoxHeadSSBB.pngFalcoHeadSSBB.pngWolfHeadSSBB.png
Krystal Star Fox: Assault AttackTail+017TypeIcon(Tail).png Attack +17 Fox Falco WolfFoxHeadSSBB.pngFalcoHeadSSBB.pngWolfHeadSSBB.png
Brawl Sticker Krystal (Star Fox Adventures).png
Krystal
(Star Fox Adventures)
Brawl Sticker Krystal (Star Fox Command).png
Krystal
(Star Fox Command)
Brawl Sticker Krystal (Star Fox Assault).png
Krystal
(Star Fox: Assault)

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

As a background character[edit]

Krystal in a Star Fox Smash Taunt in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Krystal reprises her role in the Star Fox Smash Taunt on the returning Lylat Cruise stage, and once again appears as a trophy in both versions.

Trophy[edit]

Krystal's trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
Krystal
North America As befitting her name, Krystal was once imprisoned in a giant crystal. After rescuing her, Fox welcomed her into the team, where her telepathic abilities proved invaluable. She and Fox also became romantically involved. Did her telepathic powers help or hinder that relationship?
Europe As befitting her name, Krystal was once imprisoned in a giant crystal. After rescuing her, Fox welcomed her into the team, where her telepathic abilities proved invaluable. She and Fox also became romantically involved. We can't help but wonder if extrasensory perception helps or hinders a relationship!
GameCube: Star Fox Adventures (09/2002)
GameCube: Star Fox: Assault (02/2005)

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

As an Assist Trophy[edit]

In addition to attacking with her staff, Krystal also uses Ice Blast to freeze fighters. Don't underestimate her!
Super Smash Blog, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Official Site
Krystal in Ultimate.

Krystal appears in Ultimate as an Assist Trophy. Upon summon, she says "Try me" and attacks fighters with her staff, dealing freezing damage. She is also able to be KO'd in the game. Training Mode describes her Assist Trophy: Fights with a staff and shoots ice magic at opponents. She reuses her voice clips from Star Fox Assault.

As a background character[edit]

Krystal also once again reprises her role in the Star Fox Smash Taunt on the returning Lylat Cruise stage.

Spirit[edit]

No. Image Name Type Class Slots Base Power Max Power Base Attack Max Attack Base Defense Max Defense Ability Series
387
SSBU spirit Krystal.png
Krystal
Neutral
★★★★ 2 4264 10662 1911 4778 2112 5281 Magic Attack ↑ Star Fox Series

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese クリスタル, Krystal
UK English Krystal
France French Krystal
Germany German Krystal
Italy Italian Krystal
Spain Spanish Krystal
China Chinese Krystal
South Korea Korean 크리스탈, Krystal
Netherlands Dutch Krystal
Russia Russian Кристаль

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