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- “Enemy shield analyzed!”
- —Slippy Toad
Slippy Toad is a major character in the Star Fox series. He's a childhood friend of Fox who serves as the inventor and mechanic of the Star Fox crew, and has been flying alongside him for several years.
- To begin with, he's infamous for his constant annoyance, especially from his voice, as it sounds so grating and annoying. This is very notable in Star Fox 64/3D.
- The irritation caused by his high pitched feminine voice in Star Fox 64/3D (this is because his voice acting is provided by female actress Lyssa Browne). This has led to a common misconception from players and critics that Slippy is a female.
- Slippy's lower piloting skills have also been largely negatively received due to the distractions his constant SOS pleading causes a player's gameplay, especially as every ally must survive in order to obtain a mission's medal.
- Slippy's inexperience and lack of talent while flying gets him into trouble more often than any other team member, for which Falco taunts him mercilessly.
- Out of all the character designs in Star Fox franchise, Slippy's is the weakest and the least visually appealing, to the point that it looks out of place.
- His inventions, from the iconic Arwing, Landmaster, and Blue-Marine to the Reflector and Blaster, as well as displaying the boss’s shield gauge at a moment’s notice have helped the Star Fox Team prevail over the enemy, making Slippy a major contribution to the Star Fox team's success.
- His later VAs would do a better job at voicing him, like Chris Seavor and even Lyssa Browne herself.
- Later on, in games like Star Fox Adventures and Assault, he became less obnoxious and more likable.
- He still cares about people. Besides, without him, the Star Fox franchise wouldn't be better.
- He is actually very cute and adorable.
- Slippy Toad has become one of Nintendo's most criticized characters over the years by both game players and critics, with a majority of the criticisms going towards his constant annoyance. IGN has even called him an "annoying croaking pest".