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Krystal and the failure on female character development
You already know that Krystal was originally a RARE character before Nintendo got their greasy hands on her. Besides that, and thanks to the original prototype Dinosaur Planet game you also have learned that her role in said game was a whole lot more than just being captured and sitting around until the big man of the game Fox McCloud showed up and rescued her.
I may not know much on creating strong female leads but I can say that Krystal was not given said growth after her first appearance on the StarFox series. If anything she has been seen as Fox's girlfriend more than an independent character that can stand on her own. Hell in the last known game she was given really piss poor stories and outcomes on what would become of her according on how you finished the game and I can say that in all scenarios she pretty much ends up quite bland no matter what her ending is shown.
It makes me feel like Nintendo just didn't care much about her from the moment she was changed from the transition to StarFox Adventures, something that makes me scratch my head given that it was Miyamoto himself who advised that she would be redesigned to be quite alluring by adding skimpy clothing and a shapely body, all for the sake of being Fox's love interest and little else. Don't believe me? Watch the video below.
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|dagoss - April 26, 2021 (05:51 AM)
Personally, I wouldn't be looking to Star Fox for decent female representation.
While games have gotten better and there's lots of examples of female characters that actually wear armor instead of fighting in their underwear, things could always be better. I was playing Etrian Odyssey Nexus and one of the story character is basically waltzing around a dungeon naked with breasts larger than her head. Japanese games seem to be worse about this sort of thing.
Old games will always have problems though, and it's interesting to think about why they even have those problems at all. Last year, I got my daughter a Gameboy Color and Harvest Moon 2. I specifically avoided Harvest Moon 3 because if you play as a female character in that game, the game ends when you get married whereas a male character gets to keep playing. Good thing Nintendo of America allowed blatant sexism in localizations but still censored religious iconography because it would have been just dreadful if there was a cross or something.