For the full detail of the story; see Titania Incident.
Star Fox: Farewell, Beloved Falco is a manga created by Nintendo, and part of the Star Fox series. The manga chronicles the events between Star Fox 64 and Star Fox Adventures. The manga was only distributed in Japan, and appeared on the Japanese website for Adventures. It gives the back story as to why Falco left the Star Fox team. It also introduces a new antagonist, Captain Shears. Captain Shears runs a base on the sand-dune planet Titania, but unbeknownst to Star Fox, Shears is actually taking part in an experiment to resurrect Andross. In the beginning, Katt Monroe is introduced along with a rag-tag team of roughnecks with apparently an inside lead on the fact that Shears is evil. Fox doesn't believe them, which ends up in a sparring match between him and Falco, thus adding more emphasis into Falco's intentions of leaving Star Fox. Eventually, it is revealed to Star Fox that Shears is indeed evil, and Fox storms in to stop the resurrection plan once and for all.Interestingly, the manga ends with the Star Fox team seeing Dinosaur Planet breaking apart and deciding to save it on their own accord, whereas Star Fox Adventures opens with General Pepper ordering them to go there and save it, promising to pay them if they succeed (However, it could be equally suggested that they could have filed in a request to General Pepper to try and save the planet, due to the General mentioning that their "Fee had been approved").
Why this change was made is understandable: since the manga was only released in Japan, there wasn't quite enough publicity to it to work it into the game, or perhaps it was chosen to be different.
- Falco took down a Goras by spinning and speeding up before ramming it without damage to his arwing. A similar trick was later demonstrated in Star Fox Command as the means to take down Anglar motherships on various areas of the map.
- An error ocurred in this mangas's continuity; Slippy remembers the incident of Titania when he was captured by Goras, even though the Star Fox team did not go through Titania in the true ending from Star Fox 64, as it is impossible to reach Area 6 from Titania.
Farewell, Beloved Falco translated into English