Dark Samus artwork from Corruption. Phaaze . Female . Dark Samus is a main antagonist of the Metroid Prime series. She appears in all three of the Prime games, although her appearance in the first Metroid Prime was only in a brief cut scene. After a brief struggle, Samus escaped, but it had ripped off her Phazon Suit in the process. Samus escaped the scene of the final battle and left it to die in a collapsing cave while escaping to her Gunship.
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After making a cameo appearance in the secret ending of the Metroid Prime game, she became the secondary antagonist and the final boss in Metroid Prime 2: Echoes and the main antagonist of Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. For most of the fight, Dark Samus glides around the room, firing her " Shrapnel Beam " and firing missiles. She may also raise a Phazon energy shield to deflect attacks and damage Samus if she is too close.
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Not only did Nintendo decide to make the star of one of their flagship titles a woman, but it was an action-platformer at that. The Metroid series has even become so popular that the character of Samus Aran has occasionally popped up in other titles. For example, there are two versions of the character in the Super Smash Bros. Many people know the broad strokes of Samus Aran, which is typically the case with action heroes. While, Link engages everyone around him and Kirby often lets out one-liners of excitement, Samus runs and guns without hesitation. Samus was largely meant to remain a cipher and her impressive actions spoke louder than any lengthy backstory. However, throughout the years, more and more details about the legendary space bounty hunter have come to light.
She was announced as a newcomer during the August 8th, Super Smash Bros. With the exception of the third method, Dark Samus must then be defeated on Frigate Orpheon. As with certain other Echo Fighters , Dark Samus is nearly identical gameplay-wise to Samus, with largely aesthetic differences. However, she has many basic animations that are different from Samus, a more standard roll which does not involve turning into a Morph Ball, electric effects instead of fire effects for most of Samus's fire-based moves, and different models for both the Morph Ball and Missile. However, Dark Samus's small advantages over Samus such as a slightly faster roll are considered to be less situational than Samus's small advantages over Dark Samus such as the ability to detonate enemy bombs with her flame properties, or a smaller hurtbox after rolling. As such, Dark Samus is commonly agreed to be a straight upgrade from Samus, though the gameplay differences are so marginal that it is ultimately up to preference over which character to choose from. For a gallery of Dark Samus' hitboxes, see here.