Maybe if Fox McCloud's bufonidae buddy didn't nearly get shot down by popcorn mooks within the first ten seconds of Starfox 64, a generation of N64 spacecraft pilots might be more forgiving. After all, the toady technician comes good during later missions, fitting Fox out with the slow-but-sturdy Blue Marine on Aquas, not to mention a hovering tank.
Even Slippy's teammates can't seem to stand him, with the squad's resident wisecrack Falco Lombardi reserving most of his opprobrium for his amphibious wing-man - though he's just as likely to need rescuing ('G-diffuser' my eye).
Still, at least Falco has the good grace to not wail like an overly theatric banshee every time he flies straight into a bullet. Sometimes, it's best just to let Slippy perish and continue the war in peace.