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The Timeline of Lylat System history has never been officially established by Nintendo, but by piecing together events in the three (almost four) official games, a tentative timeline can be created. Working exactly like the Star Wars series calendar, every event in the Star Fox series is centred around the events of Star Fox 64, where the named event takes place either before the Lylat Wars (BLW) or after the Lylat Wars (ALW). Given that major character's ages have been given in supplement materials, the dates mentioned in the games are a way of determining their current ages; for example, Fox was 18 at the time of the Lylat Wars, making him between 29-30 at the time of the Anglar Blitz.
“Millions of years ago, Titania was a thriving planet populated by an advanced agrarian civilisation. Interspersed between the farming communities were ornate cities of stone that the Titanians constructed using advanced engineering and architectural techniques. The centrepiece of ever town was its temple, where villagers would leave their harvests to appease the fearsome Goras. Now, two million years after an asteroid collided with Titania, the Goras is the only surviving creature roaming the planet. A far cry from the lush, green planet it once was, Titania has become a barren wasteland of deserts and dunes. Even the Goras is different- a direct result of Andross's biomechanics experimentation.”
—Lylat Datalink, The Red Planet, pg 53
“The ancient civilisation of Aquas once stood above the waves on a series of islands admits the global ocean. There, people built great temples and made a living by harvesting sea life from the surrounding waters. But long ago, a monstrous entity known as Bacoon grew in the depths of the ocean, and it was jealous of the glorious civilisation on the land. Over many years, Bacoon grew powerful. It learned how to control the other aquatic lifeforms, like the explosive Starfish. When Bacoon commanded thousands of the Starfish to migrate to the ice cap and explode, the resulting heat melted the polar ice cap and all the islands were covered by the sea forever.”
—Lylat Datalink; Mysteries in the Deep pg 86
2,000,000 BLW - A meteorite collides with Titania, reducing its vegetation rich paradise to an arid desert. All native lifeforms became extinct.
8 BLW - A single Aparoid, presumably on a reconnaissance mission, manages to almost completely decimate an entire fleet of Cornerian ships.
7-5 BLW - Andross is apprehended by the Cornerian army and exiled to Venom for treason by General Pepper, following his acts of illegal experiments endangering the Cornerians.
Course the Lylat Wars
2 BLW - The events of Star Fox 64 occur. General Pepper, weary of strange activity coming from Venom, hires the original Star Fox team to investigate. Upon their arrival, Pigma Dengar betrays the team, leaving his teammates James McCloud and Peppy Hare in the captivity of Andross. Peppy, somehow escapes Venom and returns to Corneria to inform Fox about his father's fate.
0 BLW - Andross declares open war on Corneria and the Lylat System. Too overwhelmed to repel the opposition, a new Star Fox is contracted into service by General Pepper of the Cornerian Army to engage in combat and decisive tactics against the Venomian army. Their aid and support proves pivotal in turning the war around in favor of Corneria.
0 ALW - In the final assault on Venom towards the end of the war, Fox McCloud single-handedly confronts and kills Andross in his home base on Venom. Upon the self-destruction of the compound, Andross is presumed dead and his forces are then left in tatters. Corneria secures a decisive victory and the Lylat Wars end.
After the Lylat Wars
1-10 ALW - Vivian Hare dies from an "unknown sickness".
4 ALW - The events of the comic book interlude (Titania Conflict) occur. Falco regroups with his team of Hot Rodders after they intercept transmissions from the surviving Venomians. Star Fox and the Hot Rodders discover that Captain Shears, a traitor Cornerian army officer, is leading surviving Venomian soldiers to resurrect not Andross' bioweapons but Andross himself. Andross has become reborn, but Fox ultimately destroys him, and the cloning station that created him on Titania. By this time the Great Fox has fallen into disrepair. Falco temporarily leaves the team.
8 ALW - Cerinia is apparently doomed from an unspecified disaster and leaves a girl named Krystal as the only survivor. She hears a distress call from an ancient planet on the edge of the Lylat System and investigates in the belief she is drawing closer to the truth about her parent's deaths.
8 ALW - The events of Star Fox Adventures occur. Dinosaur Planet, also known as Sauria, is restored from its ruinous deterioration thanks to the efforts of the Star Fox Team. General Scales, who up until Star Fox's intrusion ruled as an oppressive dictator over all the other Dinosaur tribes, is ousted from power and possibly killed. A third and final living incarnation of Andross, resurrected through the means of Krazoa energies is killed. Fox encounters Krystal for the first time during this period. Falco rejoins the team.
8-9 ALW - Krystal joins the team, replacing Peppy as the fourth pilot.
9 ALW - The events of Star Fox: Assault occur. Andrew Oikonny's attempted insurgency against Corneria is thwarted upon his flagship being violently shot down by an Aparoid, and he is thought to have been killed (he survives). Pigma Dengar steals an Aparoid core and is eventually assimilated; he is presumably destroyed. The Star Wolf team resurfaces around this time and aids Star Fox in the conflict. The Great Fox is destroyed on the Aparoid homeworld. Team Star Fox is then successful in depositing a self-destruct program into the homeworld's core, which then completely neutralizes the Aparoid invasion, and kills all Aparoids and the queen.
11-12 ALW - The events of Star Fox Command occur. The Anglars invade the Lylat System, and Star Fox has disbanded. Each member must work together to defeat the threat. They ultimately kill the Anglar Emperor, and defeat the Anglars, and the team either rejoins, or splits up depending on the endings below.
After the Anglar Blitz (WARNING: Spoilers)
The Events of Ending I: Fox and Krystal
Unknown ALW - The Star Fox team, consisting of Fox, Falco, Slippy, Krystal, and R.O.B. 64 is reformed during the Anglar Blitz; they travel to Titania to recover a device developed by Andross, which would supposedly terraform Venom into a hospitable lush, green planet similar to Corneria. The Star Fox Team would then confront and successfully vanquish the Anglar threat, as well as succeed in initiating Venom's transformation. Shortly after the war, Slippy's fiancée, Amanda, joins the reunited team as a fifth pilot.
Unknown ALW - Dash Bowman arrives on Venom as its new regent, following its transformation, and rises to power. Venom eventually develops into a successful and influential empire under his guidance.
The Events of Ending II: Goodbye, Fox
Unknown ALW - Following The Anglars' defeat, the former members of the Star Fox team vote to formally disband. After this decision, Fox promises to quietly live out his life with Krystal.
Unknown ALW - Fox and Krystal McCloud are married.
Unknown ALW - A new Star Fox team is formed. (Known Members: Marcus, Falco, Slippy's son, and Peppy's granddaughter.)
The Events of Ending III: The Anglar Emperor
Unknown ALW - The Star Fox team, consisting of Fox, Falco, Slippy, Krystal, and R.O.B. 64 is reformed during the Anglar Blitz; they successfully vanquish the Anglar threat, and afterwards return to their lives together as a mercenary group.
Unknown ALW - Krystal confesses to Fox that she feels she can no longer be a member of Star Fox, rather, preferring to return to Panther's side as a member of Team Star Wolf. Leaving Fox utterly behind, she has no regrets about her decision. She goes on to become part of one of the toughest squadrons in Lylat.
The Events of Ending IV: Star Wolf Returns!
Unknown ALW - The Star Wolf team, consisting of Wolf, Leon, Panther, and Krystal confront and successfully vanquish the Anglar threat. They are heralded for this victory and are looked upon as heroic and courageous, except for Krystal who is denounced as a traitor to Star Fox.
Unknown ALW - The almost absolute revulsion of the general populace towards Krystal becomes too much for her, and she withdraws from the Star Wolf team to escape the enmity. She finds asylum and sufficient revenue in a distant galaxy, where she becomes a bounty hunter and assumes the alias "Kursed", in an effort to escape her past.
Unknown ALW - Krystal and Fox meet again on the planet Kew, though Fox does not recognize her.
The Events of Ending V: Lucy and Krystal
Unknown ALW - The pilots Krystal, Katt Monroe, Lucy Hare, and Amanda join together and vanquish the Anglar threat. Later, Lucy returns to visit with her father, and Krystal returns to Fox's side to rejoin team Star Fox.
The Events of Ending VI: Dash Makes a Choice
Unknown ALW - Dash Bowman joins up with Fox, Falco, and R.O.B. 64 to assist them during the Anglar Blitz; they travel to Titania to recover a device developed by Andross, which would supposedly terraform Venom into a hospitable lush, green planet similar to Corneria. The abbreviated Star Fox Team would then confront and successfully vanquish the Anglar threat, as well as succeed in initiating Venom's transformation. Dash Bowman stays behind on Venom as its new regent, and rises to power. Venom eventually develops into a successful and influential empire under his guidance.
Unknown ALW - Dash Bowman, now a great ruler of Venom, makes an inflammatory speech which indirectly leads to another war, in which the Lylat system is once again threatened by Venom and its emperor.
The Events of Ending VII: Slippy's Resolve
Unknown ALW - Slippy and Amanda remain behind on a newly freed Aquas and marry, leaving the others to resolve the Anglar Blitz without their former comrade's involvement.
Unknown ALW - Slippy and Amanda live out their lives together, happily married with many children. They grow old together, with Slippy relating tales of his Star Fox days to his offspring.
Unknown ALW - One of Slippy's sons possibly travels to go join up with a new Star Fox team headed by Marcus McCloud.
The Events of Ending VIII: Pigma's Revenge
Unknown ALW - Falco is accosted and detained by an incarnation of Pigma, preventing him from meeting up with the rest of Star Fox and Star Wolf in time to defeat the Anglars. He falls into a depression over his apparent uselessness.
Unknown ALW - Slippy and Amanda are married. Falco is absent from the ceremony.
Unknown ALW - Katt contacts Falco and urges him to rebound, and start his own mercenary Squadron, to which he surprisingly accedes.
Unknown ALW - At some point Falco and Katt locate a third pilot and form the Star Falco team, rivaling even Star Fox in its ability and notoriety. (Known Members: Falco, Katt, Dash, and possibly R.O.B. 64.)
The Events of Ending IX: The Curse of Pigma
Unknown ALW - Fox and Falco are accosted and detained by an incarnation of Pigma, preventing them from catching up with team Star Wolf in time to defeat the Anglars. The Star Wolf team, which consists of Wolf, Leon, Panther, and Krystal, go on to confront and successfully vanquish the Anglar threat. They are heralded for this victory and are looked upon as heroic and courageous. Fox slips into despondency, and with Falco withdraws to Papetoon.
Unknown ALW - Sometime after the end of the war, Falco convinces Fox to convert their Arwings into racing machines and enter into the G-Zero Grand Prix racing competition. They turn out to be a winning team, and they go on to become highly successful and popular as racers for years afterwards, ultimately forgetting their days as members of Star Fox.
NINTENDO POWER Star Fox 64: Official Nintendo Player's Guide. Redmond, WA, Nintendo of America. 1997.