That Stone Golem is the most annoying character ever. He should've been in a Sony Spyro game. I always think of Nintendo's brilliance and how I take it for granted; but I think what I really take for granted is all their missteps. Mostly characters like Tingle and the aforementioned Scottish trollop, but also franchises as a whole. It's too bad the best game in the series (arguably... some people like the SNES original best) is being remade 15 some odd years later and never got a proper sequel outside of the shaky Assault that had a couple good levels but nothing memorable, carbon copy bosses, stupid characters being shoehorned in, the worst running physics ever and was short as a chihuahua's shit.
Star Fox was great and if Nintendy didn't ignore it for Samus/DK/Mario/Zelda lovin', it would have thrived. F Zero was shamelessly abandoned and Wave Race too!