Homing Torpedo launcher]]The Blue-Marine is a medium-sized, experimental, and unpredictable assault submersible designed by Slippy and Beltino Toad for the Star Fox Team to use on the mission in Aquas in the Lylat Wars.
Origin and DesignEditOriginally, it was designed for recreational use, but after Fox told Slippy that they were going to do a mission on Aquas that needed a submersible, then Slippy and Beltino modified the submarine as an assault/attack experimental and unpredictable one for battle and war instead of the original idea of it being recreational entirely. The Blue-Marine features specially engineered Lasers to fire underwater in the oceans that can be upgraded to Twin or Hyper, an unlimited torpedo launcher with a built in Targeting Computer to allow for homing torpedoes, as well as light shields and heavy armor. The propulsion system uses components originally developed for the Arwing, and can synthesize its own hydrogen fuel for the plasma engines, giving it a extended, greater, and better operational range than normally possible. It can boost and brake like any other vehicle the Star Fox Team uses, but the boost is a bit slower because of the water engulfing and surrounding the submarine and the brake makes the vehicle stop completely underwater, allowing it a short period of time to just go slow and easy.This craft is the most powerful, but the least maneuverable (on the most part) because it lacks All-Range Mode (as does the Landmaster). The Blue-Marine is considered slow and ungainly; it is a prime target for heavy fire by Venomian vessels and bio-weapons. Even the most experienced of all pilots have a difficult and hard time controlling this temperamental craft in the oceans of diverse enviroments. The Blue-Marine's maximum dive is 2,000 space meters below the surface level of water, making it a powerful, destructive, and unpredictable assault submersible. Due to the fact that it is only experimental, it may or may not reappear in later Star Fox titles. The blueprint goes into further detail about the construction and engineering. Like all other vehicles used by the Star Fox team, it retains the team's emblem on its external design.
The Blue-Marine was first (and last) used in battle on the planet Aquas in the Lylat Wars by the Star Fox Team in Star Fox 64. There it was used to navigate and control their way in the water through the enemy defenses so eventually Fox could fight and destroy the bio-weapon called Bacoon who was causing all of Aqua's pollution and capturing Aquas for the Venomian Army. With all of the Blue-Marine's abilities, Fox managed to fought against the bioweapon Bacoon and defeated the monster. It's widely believed that when Bacoon was defeated, the pollution caused by it went away and Aquas turned back to it's original state like it was before the Lylat Wars and islands once again popped up on the surface. Why the Blue-Marine was used instead of an starfighter is because in the Lylat Wars, the current generation of starfighters was unable to control, navigate, or even penentrate against water unlike the starfighter generation of Star Fox Command. Thus concluding, that is why the Star Fox Team had to use it in order to accomplish their mission on Aquas that General Pepper hired the mercenary-for-hire team do do on that planet while set on a direct course to Venom, Andross's Homeworld. It didn't make a playable appearance in multiplayer in any games, making it probably the only vehicle not to be used in the entire collection of games that had multiplayer options in it such as Star Fox 64 and Star Fox: Assault. However, it is completely a mystery if it is going to make any other playable appearances. No one even knows if they have the Blue-Marine still in the arsenal of the Star Fox Team, or even in the Great Fox anymore, although Fox's statement after he defeated Bacoon, "We're preparing to dock!", implies that the Blue Marine was at least docked into the Great Fox after the Aquas campaign. Another theory is that the Blue Marine was sold before Star Fox Adventures as Star Fox was tight strapped on cash.
- NINTENDO POWER Star Fox 64: Official Nintendo Player's Guide. Redmond, WA, Nintendo of America. 1997.
|Fox McCloud | Falco Lombardi | Slippy Toad | Krystal | ROB 64|
|James McCloud | Pigma Dengar | Peppy Hare|
|Lucy Hare | Amanda | Tricky|
|Marcus McCloud | Slippy's son | Lucy's daughter | Miyu | Fay | Fara Phoenix | Saru|
|Arwing | Landmaster | Blue Marine | Great Fox|