After M14: Tremor, the Force mysteriously loses all contact with Samus. [11] Though Nintendo Power claimed that Jennifer Hale provided Samus's voice for the Prime games, the credits make no mention of this. It is currently unknown if/how her first two ships and the "iconic" ship are related, although information on the Metroid Prime website suggests that her ship in that game was the same one as her Zero Mission model, perhaps salvaged from the wreck on Zebes. On Zebes, the Chozo's organic computer adviser, Mother Brain, is initially resistant to the human child living on the planet, but eventually agrees on the condition that she will be trained as their warrior, a weapon to be used to bring peace to the galaxy. Height: 6'3". Hair They were in need of Afloraltite, which was mined on K-2L by the Federation colonists there. Willingly had her left hand cut off when the Facility had power-liming bracelets rather than collars. Metroid Prime: Federation Force A fictional "Second Office of Trentesse" organization, mentioned in the Japanese Nintendo Official Guide Book for Super Metroid, features a short profile of Samus. Because of its negligible weight, this suit allows Samus to perform at top physical performance level and gives some weak protection from enemy fire. A vegetarian who also doesn't eat eggs for cultural reasons. In contrast to the Prime series, Samus's grunts of pain are heard when she is hit in bipedal and Morph Ball form. During this time, her behavior was more passive, less self-reliant, being uncharacteristically dependent on Adam Malkovich when she joined him and his platoon in investigating the BOTTLE SHIP, despite later stating that she dislikes the very idea of taking orders from a commanding officer. Promotional poster released by Nintendo in March 2015 to commemorate Women's History Month in the style of Rosie the Riveter: "At the end of the first Metroid game, Samus Aran shocked players by revealing her gender, making many fans question why they assumed she was male in the first place.". Morph BallBoost BallSpider BallBombs Samus was then infused with Chozo DNA, making her half-Chozo so that she could survive the harsh climate and dangerous wildlife of Zebes. Samus Aran is a human. In a 2018 interview, Prime and Echoes audio lead Clark Wen revealed that Samus's voice recording was handled by Nintendo, who sent him recordings from a dozen voice actresses. Samus Aran is a human. It is plausibly assumed that Samus was inspired by Sigourney Weaver's character Ripley from the Alien series. After some time spent with the Galactic Federation as a soldier, she left to become a bounty hunter, carving her name into hist… Samus' personality has never been explored in-depth within the context of the games, a conscious decision by Nintendo to help the player imagine themselves better as the in-game character. Other M's depiction of Samus has garnered significant criticism for being perceived as inconsistent with her depictions in all other games, as well as the questionable implications of her submissive behavior and interactions with Adam during the game's events. Samus is a member of the "perfect-attendance crew", a term for the twelve fighters who were playable in Super Smash Bros. and have appeared in every game to date. Samus is widely praised as one of Nintendo's most iconic heroes, and a groundbreaking example of proactive, powerful female protagonists in gaming. After the second full depletion, Samus rolls much faster, drops larger red Bombs, and also lays Bombs while using Boost Ball and Spider Ball. Samus’ most notable piece of equipment is her Power Suit, which has become virtually synonymous with her own identity. They came in peace, and Samus immediately found a kindred spirit in a Chozo elder named Old Bird. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Samus Aran is the main protagonist from Nintendo's video game series, Metroid. In the episode of the show "Code Monkeys" called "Valley of the Silicon Dolls", Larrity searches for bounty hunters to kill the robotic teddy bear that Dave, Jarry, and Black Steve reprogrammed. Samus Aran was a bounty hunter until her death. Now look at Other M. Somehow, Samus has lost at least a foot of her height and all her muscle. Tall, six-inch, platform heels. However, it was initially intended for Super Metroid to give her an audible voice for the first time in the series. Samus Aran is a legendary skilled intergalactic bounty hunter known for her exploits against the Space Pirates, beginning with her destruction of their Zebesian base in her Zero Mission. —Mei Ling (from Metal Gear Solid), Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Lost her virginity to Folken during OOC week. Metroid Prime: Federation Force is the first Metroid game where Samus is not the main protagonist or even playable, but plays a role as a secondary character, aiding the Federation Force. All of these are, of course, augmented further by her Power Suit. Partway through the development process, one member of the team suggested: "Hey, wouldn’t it be cool if the character turned out to be a woman?” A vote was held and Samus was changed into a woman. Canonically, however, still alive. Samus's face structure has also varied between games. This infusion was done in a last-ditch attempt to save her life after she was infected with the X Parasites, and thus it was not completely known at the time what the side effects would be. The recordings Wen used in the final game included the initials of the actress in the filename from his ProTools session, "JH", which he was reasonably certain stood for Jennifer Hale. Jim Morker looked down at his vitals screen. However, she also inherited the Metroid’s crippling weakness to cold, though this disability was negated after she absorbed the essence of the SA-X. Samus Aran as she appears in Metroid: Samus Returns. She then removes her helmet and reveals that she is actually Mary. Samus Aran in the top endings of Metroid, Metroid II, and Super Metroid. From then on, she was trained extensively to prepare for her destiny as a warrior, given her Power Suit in early childhood so that she could adapt to it and learn its operation. She also owns an emergency pistol known as the Paralyzer, which auto-charges to fire stunning shots, though it has no lethal capacity. I took this picture at PAX, at the Metroid: Other M booth. Samus is the galaxy's most famous bounty hunter, thanks to her constantly helping the Galactic Federation in their fight against the Space Pirates. Samus eventually met a commanding officer that she was willing to follow, as he treated her with respect and dignity and earned her (grudging) respect as well, but when he sacrificed himself to save her on a mission that went wrong, she quit the Federation, instead working as one of the shady bounty hunters the Federation keeps on retainer for especially dangerous and possibly sketchy jobs. She appears to have since learned to cope with this trauma, as she has rarely hesitated to do battle with her hated nemesis since then: Upon learning that he had survived their first battle on Zebes, Samus expressed only anger and wasted no time rushing to her Gunship and chasing Ridley all the way down to the planet Tallon IV. Arm Cannon(Power Beam, Missiles)BombsParalyzer Orphaned on Earth colony K-2L at age three, raised on Zebes. [6] Physically, her body is quite lean under the armor, though her superhuman abilities may be accountable to her muscle/bone density given her hybrid genetics and augmentations. Combining the two gives the meaning: "She who supplants an island" or "She who conquers an isolated area by force. Prime Hunters, on the other hand, gave Samus a face that appeared to be a blend of Zero Mission's and Prime's depiction. At the age of three, Samus Aran witnessed her entire planet become a victim of mass genocide at the hands of space pirates, lead by a monstrous alien dragon named Ridley. She also assists the Force after the Rohkor Beetle battle, using her Ship Missiles to finish it off. When she was three years old, her hometown was visited by the Chozo, a bird-like race. If Metroid II: Return of Samus was played with a Super Game Boy, Game Boy Player or Game Boy Advance, her hair would be miscolored red. Samus Aran Metroid: Other M features Samus speaking again, voiced by Jessica Martin in English and Ai Kobayashi in Japanese. The only exception is Metroid Prime Hunters which, though it retained Samus's ponytail, lacked the two locks of hair on each side of her head. In the original Metroid, her hairstyle was depicted as wavy and reaching just beyond her shoulder blades in the ending, while in Metroid II and Super Metroid, it was depicted as straight with a part on the left side of her forehead and bangs, respectively, with the former only reaching her neck and the latter reaching her shoulders. Wiz: She has been given many names from her colleagues and enemies, like Newborn, entrusted one, and the hunter, but we know her, as Samus Aran. Samus is also more adaptive to foreign alien environments that normal humans cannot survive in, such as the majority of Zebes and Elysia. This also increased her strength, speed, and agility past human levels. Samus Aran as she appears in Metroid: Zero Mission, Samus Aran as she appears in the Prime series. A Decoy item in the game deploys a scarecrow-like model of her to distract Space Pirates. If need be, Samus will engage in melee combat, often using kicks and wrestling tactics to weaken her foe for a point-blank shot. The mission's bonus objective is to never take damage from Samus's Bombs. Eye color She is an excellent marksman, with an incredible aim, and is tremendously deadly in combat. (198 lb.) In addition, the gamebook Metroid: Zebes Invasion Order depicted her hair color as largely being black. Glidewell's taunts are retained in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U and Ultimate. Samus Aran - Height: 1m 90cm Weight: 90kg Samus can wear up to 14 different kinds of items. Her training began at the age of 3 and continued up until she was 14 years old. When Samus was a small child, her parents were murdered by Darth Ridley. Samus Added by Coolmancoolman Profile Full Name Samus Aran Height Without Power Suit:190 cm (6'3") With Power Suit: 193 cm (6'4") Weight Without Power Suit:90 kg (198 lbs) With Power Suit:Unknow Birth Place K2-L Birth Date Unknown Opponent Boba Fett }} Added by Coolmancoolman Blonde(Nintendo Comics System/Captain N, Super Metroid-present)Brown(Metroid; Power Suit)Green(Metroid; Varia Suit)Dark(Metroid: Zebes Invasion Order)Red(Metroid II; colorized)Violet(Super Metroid comic/artwork) In the live-action Japanese commercial for Metroid: Zero Mission, Samus is portrayed by Chisato Morishita. She was introduced in the 1986 video game Metroid. However, Metroid Fusion, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, and Metroid: Other M are perhaps the most notable games in the series to give insight into Samus' personality, as well as other media formats such as comics and manga. In other media, such as Zebes Invasion Order, Samus's face was rendered with a similar design to various Japanese anime, such as Speed Racer. Green core of Morph Ball Here is a list of Samus' complete suit functions, as well as their Facility 1 nerfs: Samus was raised to be the ultimate weapon of peace and justice. "[16], as well as canonical material that depicts Samus as being female as early as her toddler years. Once the slaughter was over and the remaining Space Pirates left, the Chozo, receiving the emergency transmission intended for the Galactic Federation, returned to survey the carnage. Only by beating the game in under an hour could the player gain access to a secret ending where Samus would remove her Power Suit and reveal herself as a woman. Samus broke ground early in the gaming world when she debuted in the 1986 game Metroid. In Japan, characters that speak in a monotone during tense moments are indicated to be stoic and badass characters. She is also one of the few people in the Facility who doesn't mind the food provided, as it reminds her of the kind of food she brought with her on missions. Samus's signature hairstyle debuted in Metroid: Zero Mission, and has been present in every Metroid game released since. The exact hairstyle, however, can vary from game to game. Her emotions are kept closely guarded, if she acknowledges she has them at all, believing that her own mental and physical wellbeing are secondary to her mission for peace. Although she is never pictured with any sort of scarring (partially due to the shift to showing her in her Zero Suit), the mun tends to run with her having some evidence of battle scars, just because it's not realistic otherwise, all based on canon-supported injuries (a large bite mark across her arms, back, and chest from when Ridley bit through her suit and silver-blue lines running through her arms from inert Phazon contamination being the top ones). Beneath the Power Suit, Samus wears a skin-tight bodysuit known as the Zero Suit. Make sure to arm her efficiently and make good use of each item obtained. Samus Aran is typically seen wearing the Power Suit, a powered exoskeleton which protects her from most dangers she encounters and can be enhanced by power-upscollected during gameplay. https://afacility.fandom.com/wiki/Samus_Aran?oldid=4028, Genetically-Enhanced Hybrid (Human/Chozo/Metroid), Bounty Hunter, Formerly Employed by Galactic Federation. Formerly self-generator of Phazon). She then ties her hair back into her ponytail, mirroring the scenes in Metroid II and Super Metroid where she unties the ponytail. That last image doesn't make sense at all, watch the cutscene in Other: M when she gets her panic attack from Ridley. This is evidently a necessary gameplay mechanic needed for every title in the series, but it is unknown why this occurs so frequently in-universe, and has become a subject of humor over the years. Female Facility fight record: of the four fights she's participated in, she's won one. The only hope of survival was to infuse her with the DNA of a metroid, the only known natural enemy of X, while she was unconscious. Equipped with her cybernetic Power Suit, Samus has become famous for accomplishing missions previously thought impossible. 90 kg (198 lbs)[2] The Single Strongest Nintendo Character Alive. The monitor clearly displayed her status, showing a diagram of her skeleton growing in the window. is a Japanese slang term used to refer to transgender women or transvestites, roughly equivalent to the English slur "shemale". At the age of fourteen, following an attack by Space Pirates on Zebes, Samus is sent out into the galaxy to confront her destiny. [15] Regardless of Matsuoka's intentions, his remark has been contradicted (and likely overruled) by series co-creator Yoshio Sakamoto, who joked in 2004 that a Metroid game on the PlayStation 2 would be "as likely as Samus Aran being a newhalf. Even after being heavily buffed via patches, at the end of SSB4's meta game, she was tied with Robin for 37th place out of 55 characters - putting her in the lower part of the mid tier. However, completing Metroid in under five hours revealed Samus to be a young woman. Aside from being part-Chozo, Samus' physiology has been further altered: first, she was exposed to Phazon energy, which gave her the ability to enter a "hyper state" that greatly enhanced her abilities, but at great cost to her health and sanity. This is wrong and awful, and we’re going to explain why, at … Samus' precise age has never been revealed, with the Japanese Prime site even stating that her age is unknown. Voice actor Samus Aran is a large, tall woman, who… is an intergalactic bounty hunter and the protagonist of the Metroid series. Samus Aran. Morph Ball Although she has regrets about some of her extreme actions, it's not because she knew what she was doing was wrong at the time, but because she didn't discover the negative effects until later. It saved her life, but added an inner layer of metroid flesh to her Power Suit and made her and her suit both more susceptible to cold (freezing being the only way to kill a metroid). Many people may consider Samus’ Power Suit to be her greatest asset, but it turns out that the relationship between the… The red Bombs have a large blast radius when they explode. It's currently replaced by the hand from her suit. Samus spends the entire fight in gigantic Morph Ball form, laying large destructible Bombs in sets of three and attempting to ram the Marine with the Boost Ball. Attacks These elements were reconsidered because of American sensitivity to nudity and the voice sounding "too sexual", thus Tomoyoshi Yamane added the black bathing suit to her and the voice track was removed. During M10: Black Hole, Samus contacts the Force directly to warn them of a fifth Missile Transport ship, which they destroy. Later games in the series have presented plot-related explanations for this: In games such as Metroid Fusion, Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, Samus starts out with a considerable amount of gear but is quickly stripped of most of it by attacks or unfortunate incidents. Wen, Clark (exile5ound). She has long (about waist-length) golden-blonde hair, usually swept back into a high ponytail (it looks at first glance like she has bangs, but when she lets her hair down, you can see the "bangs" are just her hair swept out of her face back into her ponytail), and light blue eyes. She was getting visibly taller by the minute. Species: Human/Chozo hybrid. Her relationship with the Metroid is comparable to Ripley's relationship with a surviving LV-426 colonist named Rebecca "Newt" Jorden. So no. The results screen for the NES version of Tetris features Samus Aran as part of a band composed of herself, Donkey Kong, Link, Pit, Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Bowser.She is playing the cello. While her adult appearance still gives her a ponytail, the two locks on either side of her head have been heavily reduced in size, her bangs have been altered and her ponytail has been moved to the nape of the neck. Though she ultimately left to become a Bounty Hunter, she was nonetheless hired by the Galactic Federation on many occasions. Once the shield is down, the Marines must shoot and push her into the electric fields at the edges of the room, similar to Blast Ball. Human (genetically enhanced with Chozo DNA from Gray Voice and Metroid DNA from the baby. Similarly, Samus's Hairstyle has varied in the early games and other media. There's some fragility lurking beneath the surface (with as much trauma as she's endured in her life, it'd be impossible for there not to be), but it can be difficult to dig past her cold exterior to find it. She has had other two ships custom-made for her in Aliehs III's shipyard: Her modular ship used in the waning days of the Phazon crisis, which combined Chozo and Federation technology, and the ship for which she is best known. This would seem to indicate that she became an empress to the Reptilicus, although this is never depicted in-game. During the events of Metroid: Other M, Samus was depicted as going through a period of severe self-doubt after the destruction of her childhood home and the death of the Metroid hatchling. According to the Super Metroid Players' Guide, she is 6 feet 3 inches tall (roughly 190 cm) and weighs 198 pounds (roughly 90 kilograms); however, the manual of Metroid II: Return of Samus attributes these measurements to her Power Suit instead. Samus began life as a young girl on the mining colony of K-2L with her parents, Rodney Aran and Virginia Aran. Despite this tremendous weight her body is very slender and narrow. When she wears her Suit, she is capable of contorting her body into a small ball (Morph Ball) to zip through open areas quickly or slide into narrow passages, can leap very high (depending on what upgrades she has), use an assortment of weapons including a plasma beam and missiles, and drop bombs. Gunship Without warning, Samus's frame began to expand outward. Samus’ actual body height has never been stated. As such, her personality has varied considerably between major publications. "Blue with a slight green." Her most renowned achievements are the destruction of the Space Pirate base on Zebes, her role in ending the Galactic Phazon crisis, her extermination of the Metroid species, and her disobedience of orders at the Biologic Space Laboratories research station where she chose to destroy the deadly X Parasites rather than turn them over to the Galactic Federation. Homeworld As you can see, there appears to be a pretty straightforward interpretation of those stats as it's under that particular heading, but on closer inspection I'm not so certain. Non-canonically, she is also depicted sitting on the throne in the King Conan Diorama in Corruption. The game manuals for Metroid in Japan used pronouns like "it" mainly because the Japanese language only has gender-neutral pronouns like aitsu. [11] While Samus utters grunts when hurt in bipedal form, if she is hit in Morph Ball form, a different, percussive sound is made. Samus's appearance varied widely in the early games. With her Varia suit upgrade, her suit is temperature controlled, allowing her to survive in extreme hot or cold temperatures, and she also has state of the art computer systems built into the suit, displayed on the HUD in her visor, that allow her to scan for data, hack into computer systems, quickly download necessary information, or control her ship remotely. Name: Samus Aran. She’s tall and muscular: a physically imposing warrior. A Facility Wiki is a FANDOM Games Community. Despite her great achievements, she remains lonely and brooding, and seeks revenge against the Space Pirates - especially Ridley, who was personally responsible for the death of her mother. Samus is something of a legend in her home universe, the lone wolf warrior of peace and justice with remarkable skill and power, mostly thanks to her Power Suit. Her head started to rise from her initial height of 6'3", and her legs began to lengthen. Other M concept art reveals that in her early years of around the time of the K-2L attack, that she is "4-6 years old,"[4] contradicting early media saying it happened when she was three, and in her Federation military period, she is "15-17 years old."[5]. In the Captain N: The Game Master comics, Samus is depicted as brash and money-hungry (as just about any bounty hunter would be), though she is willing to compete fairly with Princess Lana for the protagonist Kevin Keene’s feelings, suggesting her behavior is something of a "tough-guy" act. An interview with several of the developers of the original Metroid states that her name originated from the famous footballer Edson Arantes "Pelé" do Nascimento. Metroid, Metroid II, Super Metroid, and Metroid Fusion gave her a wider face and larger eyes than later incarnations. Samus Aran is the legendary bounty hunter who is well-known for defeating the Space Pirates and wiping out the dangerous Metroids. She initially joins the Galactic Federation as a soldier-cum-officer in charge of stopping the Space Pirates, where she was noted for her difficult disposition but incredible strength and skill. Samus Aran in her Zero Suit, demonstrating her athletic abilities. Her canon stats give her height at 6'3" and her weight at 198lbs (something usually handwaved in the fandom as being attributed to her genetic tampering in childhood). While some suits are stronger than others and have different abilities, they all maintain the same basic shape and usage. It later sacrificed itself at the end of Super Metroid to save Samus, leaving her heartbroken and emotionally scarred for some time, as shown in Metroid: Other M. Witnessing her mother's death at Ridley's hands left Samus with posttraumatic stress disorder, which manifested as a severe panic attack upon her first encounter with Ridley in adolescence. Alone for a while, Samus was eventually discovered by a race of aliens called the Chozo, who took pity on the child and adopted her as their own, injecting her with their DNA to help her better fit in. She worked for the Galactic Federation, until being killed by her husband. Live Statistics. She also possesses a lithe figure that allows her to crawl through tunnels and gaps that would normally require the usage of the Morph Ball. Height While she is in her Zero Suit (a separate character known as Zero Suit Samus), she speaks for all three of her taunts, and in one victory pose cutscene. At the age of three, shortly after a visit from Chozo Elders hoping to secure some of the mineral mined on the colony for personal use, K-2L was invaded by Space Pirates, lead by the vicious, dragon-like Ridley, who hoped the secure the valuable mineral for themselves. After the Space Pirates are discovered in the Bermuda System, the Galactic Federation asks Samus to investigate their activities. 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