The Gravity Diffusion system, or G-Diffusion, is an experimental power system used in starfighters that reduces gravity forces on the pilot and provides a respectable power source for shields and propulsion. The G-Diffuser system was created by John Tanaka, from the Galactic Federation and F-Zero game. However, due to the temperamental nature of the G-Diffuser, these systems need to be carefully checked and maintained; while easy to fix in flight, they can consume a pilots' full attention, something that kills pilots in a dogfight.
Possible explanations in real scienceEdit
The G-Diffuser system appears to be a system intended to reduce the effects of gravity/acceleration on the pilot of an Arwing. The effects of this system might be duplicated by future advances in Zero-point Energy (ZPE) technology. ZPE is the so-called "background energy" of space, created by tiny pairs of particles that spontaneously appear in space as a result of Heisenberg Uncertainty. These particle pairs are theorized to cause electromagnetic drag on accelerating objects, resulting in the phenomenon that we know as inertia. Harnessing the Zero-Point Energy could result in a nearly limitless power supply as well as certain theorized antigravity/inertialess effects, coincidentally duplicating the action of the G-diffuser system.
Theory on G-diffusionEdit
The G-Diffuser system could also minipulate a gravity field around the ship, causing it to 'fall' through space, the higher the gravity, the faster they fall, and without any of the variables that an atmosphere would provide, terminal velocity would be based on the strength of the gravity field directing the ship. This gravity field would also explain their manuverability, why they can move from one area to another without much turning or leaning, because it is proven that there is no hang-time in which you float in the air, you go up, you come down, no middle point where you float.
- The G-Diffuser can also be found on all 40 F-Zero racers.
- It also works as a power plant.
- The Arwings in Star Fox have only two G-Diffusers, in the remake Star Fox 64 and onwards, they now have four.
- The G-Diffuser system might not be as powerful as let on, because in the original star fox game Fox, Falco, Slippy and Peppy had robotic legs. A common theory was that they had to have their legs amputed to counter the gravitational forces even though they already had the G-Diffusers.