- “I've been waiting for you, Fox McCloud! You may have returned the SpellStones, but the war is not over yet! Now... you must face ME!”
- —General Scales
The Battle with General Scales was a prospective test for obtaining a Krazoa Spirit in Star Fox Adventures. This "test" never truly occurred, as the duel with General Scales was halted once Fox drew his weapon. Thus, it is impossible to know how General Scales would have fought or how formidable his abilities would have been.
Fox entered the Shrine to search for his next Krazoa challenge, when he was suddenly ambushed by Scales. Drawing their weapons the two started their duel moments before the voice of Andross posing as the Krazoa God ordered General Scales and Fox to stop fighting. Scales was caught completely by surprise from this, demanding the Ape to show himself. Andross refused while he explained that the EarthWalkers were able to see him at Krazoa Palace, but Scales's greed blinded the General to the truth inside and threatened the SharpClaw leader to give the final Krazoa Spirit to Fox. Before relinquishing the final Krazoa Spirit, General Scales quotes "You will regret this..." giving out a roar before collapsing as the final Spirit appears from within. Fox, although keen to complete his expedition, is dumbfounded by this act and cannot help but recognize the strange voice from somewhere. Three SharpClaw arrive, but instead of attacking Fox, they collect their unconscious leader's belt as a prize and begin to cheer.
General Scales was not seen or heard of again after this event. When Fox returned to Krazoa Palace after defeating Andross in space, the SharpClaw have overrun the land, but are cheering for their freedom while one trooper holds up Scales's belt as a trophy. His fate is unknown.
- Though no battle occurred, General Scales will simply move and make the same sounds as his soldiers. If the player has an attack set the the Y button, they will find that no staff magic attack will effect Scales, not even the Super Ground Quake, therefore this would have made Scales a more formidable enemy than a RedEye.
- This is the only test that does not go on General Pepper's record, for once the final Krazoa Spirit is released, Fox flew into space to battle Andross.
- If you don't draw out your staff or walk to the middle to trigger Scales to spawn, and instead walk to the water mirror in the back that the Krazoa Spirits usually come out of upon completion of the tests, walk in-place against the left and right sides of the mirror, alternating. This will actually draw out Scales from his spawn point, but he won't have his sword, as it's apparently loaded separately. If done correctly, he can come out completely and run up against Fox, pushing him around the arena, but he won't (and can't) attack you. If you draw your staff out at this point, he will be gripping air during the normal cut scenes as if his sword is there, however it isn't. It will drop from the ceiling randomly and then appear in his hand as it should as the cutscene plays out.
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