Katina

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Stage: Katina
3D Katina.png
Katina as seen in Star Fox 64 3D
Details
Name Katina
Stage Type Planet
Games Star Fox 64, Star Fox: Assault, Star Fox Command
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Music
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Star Fox 64 Info
Bronze Medal 90
Stage/Silver Medal 150
Gold Medal 190
Vehicle Arwing
Navigation Info
<-- Sector Y Main Route(s) Sector X -->
<-- Fichina Hidden Route(s) Solar -->
Star Fox: Assault Info
Bronze Medal 400
Silver Medal 1100
Gold Medal 2300
Navigation Info
<-- Fortuna Route Sargasso Space Zone -->
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Katina is a semi-arid world of the Lylat System, home to a garrison of Cornerian Defense Force fighter squadrons and serving as the Army's front line defense post. Despite containing far less water than Corneria, Katina shares a similar climate and environment to its sister planet. It also has tons of vegetation, but the plants vary widely from those found on Corneria, some even resembling giant mushrooms, and during the day the sky has a green hue. The planet came under full scale attack by Andross during the Lylat Wars, but had recoved by the time of the Aparoid invasion, with outposts being built all over the planet and the planned immigration having started to take place.

Overview

Katina in Star Fox Command.
Unlike the majority of planets in the Lylat System, Katina is covered by more land than water. Despite this, several small inland seas can be found on the planet, covering around 8% of the surface. Some of these seas are large and contain islands big enough to house naval forces. Around these seas are large areas of grasslands and savannas. In recent years several cities have sprung up around the military outposts in these prairies, but as of Star Fox: Assault they still remain comparatively small to the cities found on other planets.

As water resources become scarcer as one travels further inland, the planet's climate becomes markedly more arid. Here in the desert regions where green plants fail to grow, large fungi like organisms are the most common form of life. Finally in the vast regions furthest inland are large wastelands devoid of any kind plant life. Although several highlands, hills, and large plateaus dot the surface, there appear to be little to no mountain ranges on the planet. Thus from space, the planet appears to have a rusty brown appearance.

A small set of planetary rings can be seen from the surface in Star Fox: Assault, but these have yet to be seen in any other game. It is unconfirmed if Katina has any moons or not. Katina was under the process of forming a permanent colony on her surface during the invasion of the Lylat System by Andross, which put a temporary hold on those plans for a while.

Katina is one of the most heavily militarized planets in the Lylat System. Numerous outposts housing legions of fighter squadrons and ground forces can be found almost anywhere on the planet. Among them is the the famous Bulldog and Husky Squadron Squadrons, led by Bill Grey.

History

Katina During the Lylat Wars

During the Lylat Wars the planet came under intense attack by the Venomian Army. Star Fox came to its aid and led the counter-charge against the Invader II Fighters swarming above the military base. Fox McCloud and his team succeeded in relieving the beleaguered squadrons. Attempts to confuse Star Fox by painting the Invader IIs the same colors as the Corneria Fighters proved fruitless as the Arwings' advanced Targeting Computers were able to tell friend from foe, and the first wave of fighters was destroyed.

When the main assault craft Saucerer arrived, it released hundreds of fighters in a final attempt to overwhelm the defenders and began charging its Core Weapon. Despite overwhelming numbers, Fox McCloud was able to plow through the swarms of enemy craft and target the expose energy generator, destroying the mothership and ending the main invasion of Katina.

Katina and the Aparoids

During the Aparoid invasion, the planet was one of the targets of the Aparoids. Someone sent a distress signal and Fox went down to investigate, while Falco, Slippy, and Krystal covered him from the air in Arwings. Fox was able to destroy much of the Aparoids around the base with the help of a Landmaster. Afterwards, Aparoid Hatchers rained down from the sky in order to make reinforcements for the current Aparoids. Fox was able to destroy those too. Soon, as a final attempt to defeat the Star Fox Team, a giant, spider-like Aparoid was warped in. Fox attempted to grab the Core Memory that it had in its possession, but Pigma Dengar came and stole it, at the same time revealing that he sent the distress signal.

A map of Katina.
In the ending of the game, it's revealed that many of the occupied outposts suffered damage, but that the remaining Citizenry survived largely unscathed and the Army was able to defend a good deal of the outposts. Due to the aftermath of the invasion, however, the top priorities were to get supplies to rebuild the outposts as well as to preserve public safety.

Katina and the Anglar

Katina was one of the many planets attacked by the Anglar during their invasion of the Lylat System. Katina was feature in three levels and two storylines. The first saw Falco alone assisting Bill Grey. The second storyline featured two levels. One level showed Fox locating Krystal and asking her forgiveness. The other level showed the same story from Falco and Slippy's point of view where the two assisted Bill.

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