Star Fox: Farewell, Beloved Falco
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 released in Japan, and came with the Japanese version of Adventures. It gives the explanation as to why Falco left the Star Fox team. It also introduces a new character, Captain Shears.
In the beginning, Katt Monroe sends out an S.O.S signal when being attacked by Goras on Titania. Upon the team's arrival, Falco is re-introduced to Katt's old rag-tag team of roughnecks, who suspect that Captain Shears is part of a plot to resurrect Andross. 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 Sauria 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.