Baby Metroid (Super Metroid) Respect Thread

The infant that thought Samus to be its mother, the Baby Metroid ended up playing a pivotal role in the Metroid series.

This thread also discusses the powers of generic baby Metroids.

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Accolades/Accomplishments:

“If Metroid is multiplied by the space pirates and then used as a weapon, the entire galactic civilization will be destroyed.”

From Metroid Instruction Booklet

Credit to Metroid Recon

Metroids in vast numbers were a threat to galactic civilization.

“This highly dangerous creature will cling to any other creature and suck away its victim’s energy.”

From Metroid II—Return of Samus Instruction Booklet

Credit to Metroid Recon

Metroids are highly dangerous.

“These creatures, which could engulf other living beings and take away their energy, proved to be strong and prolific.”

From Super Metroid Instruction Booklet

Credit to Metroid Recon

Metroids were powerful creatures.

“Metroids engulf living creatures and absorb their energy. They are very intelligent and quick to reproduce.”

From Super Metroid Instruction Booklet

Credit to Metroid Recon

Metroids are intelligent.

“From then on, Metroids were viewed as a highly dangerous life form.

Eventually, Samus Aran was sent to SR388 to exterminate the last remaining Metroids—but only after an entire Federation platoon was wiped out in an earlier attempt.”

From Metroid Fusion Instruction Booklet

Credit to Metroid Recon

Metroids were viewed by the Galactic Federation as dangerous and wiped out a platoon of Federation forces.

“In the final battle with Mother Brain, the hatchling saved Samus, giving up its life in the process.”

From Metroid Fusion Instruction Booklet

Credit to Metroid Recon

The Baby saved Samus from Mother Brain.

“The Space Pirates’ objective was to acquire this life-form: known simply as Metroids, these floating organisms were incredibly dangerous, as they could latch onto any other organism and drain its life-energy.”

From Metroid: Zero Mission Instruction Booklet

Credit to Metroid Recon

Metroids were very dangerous and an important tool in the eyes of the Space Pirates.

“If the Space Pirates were able to breed the Metroids and use the creatures as biological weapons, the destruction of all galactic civilisation would be near certain.”

From Metroid: Zero Mission Instruction Booklet

Credit to Metroid Recon

Metroids were a threat to galactic society.

“Metroids are the floating organisms discovered on planet SR388. These fearsome predators latch onto other organisms and leech the life energy out of their prey.”

From Metroid: Zero Mission Instruction Booklet

Credit to Metroid Recon

Metroids are fearsome predators.

“When they plundered the Metroid population that had been discovered by the Galactic Federation on SR388, they recognised in them massive military and energy resource potential.”

From Metroid Prime Instruction Booklet

Credit to Metroid Recon

The Space Pirates found Metroids to have amazing ability in energy manipulation and in combat.

“Even one living Metroid could easily wipe out an entire planetary civilization.”

From Metroid II—Return of Samus Instruction Booklet

Credit to Metroid Recon

A Metroid could wipe out a planet’s civilization with ease.

Energy Manipulation:

“This highly dangerous creature will cling to any other creature and suck away its victim’s energy.”

From Metroid II—Return of Samus Instruction Booklet

Credit to Metroid Recon

Metroids absorb a victim’s energy.

“They will cling to any creature that they can find, drawing its victim’s life energy away.”

From Metroid II—Return of Samus Instruction Booklet

Credit to Metroid Recon

Metroids absorb life energy.

“Metroids engulf living creatures and absorb their energy.”

From Super Metroid Instruction Booklet

Credit to Metroid Recon

Metroids absorb energy from living creatures.

“The hovering creature was a Metroid, an entity that exhibited frightening parasitic, energy-absorbing properties.”

From Metroid Fusion Instruction Booklet

Credit to Metroid Recon

Metroid’s can absorb forms of energy.

“The Space Pirates’ objective was to acquire this life-form: known simply as Metroids, these floating organisms were incredibly dangerous, as they could latch onto any other organism and drain its life-energy.”

From Metroid: Zero Mission Instruction Booklet

Credit to Metroid Recon

Metroid’s were able to drain life-energy.

“Metroids are the floating organisms discovered on planet SR388. These fearsome predators latch onto other organisms and leech the life energy out of their prey.”

From Metroid: Zero Mission Instruction Booklet

Credit to Metroid Recon

Metroids leech life energy.

“But Mother’s overwhelming power brought me to the brink of death.

And then the strangest thing began to restore vigour to my spirit’s light, which was so close to going out.

‘Why am I still alive?’

The baby protected me from Mother Brain’s attack.

It gave me power.”

From Metroid: Other M Instruction Booklet

Credit to Metroid Recon

The Baby gave Samus power and healed her.

From Metroid: Other M

Credit to Terron145

1:50

The Baby restores Samus’s health.

4:07

The Baby gave Samus the Hyper Beam.

From Super Metroid

Credit to Capoland

5:37

The Baby absorbs the energy of a blue sidehopper, then does the same to Samus.

From Super Metroid

Credit to Capoland

3:25

The Baby absorbs Mother Brain’s life energy.

4:02

The Baby restored Samus’s health.

4:33

In death, the Metroid granted Samus the Hyper Beam.

Maneuverability:

“The hovering creature was a Metroid, an entity that exhibited frightening parasitic, energy-absorbing properties.”

From Metroid Fusion Instruction Booklet

Credit to Metroid Recon

Metroids hover.

“The Space Pirates’ objective was to acquire this life-form: known simply as Metroids, these floating organisms were incredibly dangerous, as they could latch onto any other organism and drain its life-energy.”

From Metroid: Zero Mission Instruction Booklet

Credit to Metroid Recon

Metroids float.

“Metroids are the floating organisms discovered on planet SR388. These fearsome predators latch onto other organisms and leech the life energy out of their prey.”

From Metroid: Zero Mission Instruction Booklet

Credit to Metroid Recon

Metroids are floating creatures.

From Metroid: Other M

Credit to Terron145

1:54

The Baby carried Samus while levitating.

Durability/Defenses:

“But Mother’s overwhelming power brought me to the brink of death.

And then the strangest thing began to restore vigour to my spirit’s light, which was so close to going out.

‘Why am I still alive?’

The baby protected me from Mother Brain’s attack.

It gave me power.”

From Metroid: Other M Instruction Booklet

Credit to Metroid Recon

The Baby shielded Samus from Mother Brain’s overwhelming power.

From Metroid: Other M

Credit to Terron145

2:04

The Baby defends Samus from Mother Brain’s barrage.

This is despite it providing energy to Samus, a process known to have caused cellular instability in Tallon Metroids here:

Metroid 3 (Biostorage station)

“Bioscan complete.

Metroid subject has been energy-drained repeatedly over the last 3 cycles

Subject’s cellular structure has become unstable as a result."

From Metroid Prime 2: Echoes

Credit to Wikitroid

From Super Metroid

Credit to Capoland

3:25

The Baby blocks Mother Brain’s charge up attack.

4:16

While giving energy to Samus, the Baby blocks a salvo of beams from Mother Brain.

From Super Metroid

Credit to ShadowMario3

5:04

The Baby Metroid blocks Samus’s ice-plasma-wave shots.

Speed:

From Super Metroid

Credit to Capoland

5:36

The Baby Metroid lunges and grabs a blue sidehopper, then manages to latch on to Samus.

From Super Metroid

Credit to Capoland

3:25

The Baby Metroid latches on to Mother Brain before she can fire her attack.

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