History VideoGame / MetroidPrime

3rd Aug '17 11:18:56 AM GahmahRaan
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* RealityEnsues: A Pirate log reveals that among other Chozo technology, the Space Pirates attempted to replicate the [[ShapeshifterBaggage Morph Ball]]. They abandoned that project soon after their first few test subjects went through [[BodyHorror what you'd expect]] from an imitation of mysterious alien technology that compresses its user into a ball.
28th Jul '17 2:22:30 PM WillKeaton
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* NoBodyLeftBehind: Killing enemies with the plasma beam can vaporize them completely leaving behind no body.
21st Jul '17 4:09:16 PM Abodos
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* SoNearYetSoFar: The entrance to the Impact Crater is located just a few rooms away from the landing site of the Gunship, but you can't actually go down the entrance until you find all the Chozo artifacts.
5th Jul '17 5:45:07 PM Grobi
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* Shadow Pirates in posses an "active camouflage" type of cloak (appear as a faint shimmer in visible spectrum, but stick out like a sore thumb in IR). Trace in Hunters can cloak itself in a similar fashion by standing still, but the cloak drops as soon as it moves.

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Shadow Pirates in posses an "active camouflage" type of cloak (appear as a faint shimmer in visible spectrum, but stick out like a sore thumb in IR). Trace in Hunters can cloak itself in a similar fashion by standing still, but the cloak drops as soon as it moves.
5th Jul '17 3:59:09 PM WillKeaton
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* Shadow Pirates in posses an "active camouflage" type of cloak (appear as a faint shimmer in visible spectrum, but stick out like a sore thumb in IR). Trace in Hunters can cloak itself in a similar fashion by standing still, but the cloak drops as soon as it moves.
** The Omega Pirate has a "Chameleon Manta" which lets him become invisible not only to the naked eye but also to infrared and X-ray vision. The only time he can be seen when it's activated is when he absorbs the highly radioactive phazon into his body.
27th Jun '17 6:45:56 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* EvilKnockoff: The Space Pirates try this via reverse engineering Samus's beam weapons. Supposedly making [[ShoddyKnockoffProduct copies]]of them. While they did manage to make different types of armor that was only vulnerable to 1 type of beam weapon, all they seemed to have managed to copy is her power beam, which still isnt as good as the original.

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* EvilKnockoff: The Space Pirates try this via reverse engineering Samus's beam weapons. Supposedly making [[ShoddyKnockoffProduct copies]]of copies]] of them. While they did manage to make different types of armor that was only vulnerable to 1 type of beam weapon, all they seemed to have managed to copy is her power beam, which still isnt as good as the original.
27th Jun '17 6:43:33 PM TristanJeremiah
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* CatastrophicCountdown: After defeating the Parasite Queen, this happens, a [[SuddenlyVoiced voiced]] countdown goes off. Thanks to the size of the station, you have an unusally long time to escape, you would have to sit around and do nothing to fail at it.
26th Jun '17 11:21:05 PM RemiV
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* EvilKnockoff: The Space Pirates try this via reverse engineering Samus's beam weapons. Supposedly making [[ShoddyKnockoffProduct copies]]of them. While they did manage to make different types of armor that was only vulnerable to 1 type of beam weapon, all they seemed to have managed to copy is her power beam, which still isnt as good as the original.
5th May '17 7:54:43 PM Prinzenick
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The story takes place almost imminently following the events of the first ''{{VideoGame/Metroid|1}}''. Samus Aran is on the warpath. After destroying the Space Pirates' base on Zebes along with Mother Brain, Ridley and Kraid, Aran relentlessly tracks the scattered fleeing survivors across the solar system to their fallback position on the Wanderer-Class planet of Tallon IV. There, the Pirates have set up a secret research base, resumed Metroid cloning and are harvesting a new power for their own ends; a radiological substance called Phazon, containing nigh limitless energy potential. The Hunter must explore and battle her way through the world's lush and myriad environs, putting down Pirate operations where ever she finds them, but in searching for the origins of why her enemy chose this world to plunder, she discovers an age-old conflict which extends much further, to when her adopted people the Chozo still called this place home. Something terrible from the stars came to Tallon IV centuries ago, bearing corruptive Phazon and an enemy greater still, sleeping within the Impact Crater...

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The story takes place almost imminently following the events of the first ''{{VideoGame/Metroid|1}}''.''VideoGame/MetroidZeroMission''. Samus Aran is on the warpath. After destroying the Space Pirates' base on Zebes along with Mother Brain, Ridley and Kraid, Aran relentlessly tracks the scattered fleeing survivors across the solar system to their fallback position on the Wanderer-Class planet of Tallon IV. There, the Pirates have set up a secret research base, resumed Metroid cloning and are harvesting a new power for their own ends; a radiological substance called Phazon, containing nigh limitless energy potential. The Hunter must explore and battle her way through the world's lush and myriad environs, putting down Pirate operations where ever she finds them, but in searching for the origins of why her enemy chose this world to plunder, she discovers an age-old conflict which extends much further, to when her adopted people the Chozo still called this place home. Something terrible from the stars came to Tallon IV centuries ago, bearing corruptive Phazon and an enemy greater still, sleeping within the Impact Crater...
21st Apr '17 7:44:45 AM MegaMarioMan
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* AllThereInTheStinger: It gives a first look at Samus' main enemy through the next two games, and Dark Samus emerges from the Metroid Prime chamber.

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* AllThereInTheStinger: It The 100% ending gives a first look at Samus' main enemy through the next two games, and Dark Samus emerges from the Metroid Prime chamber.



* AwesomeButImpractical: The charged combos apart from the [[BoringButPractical Super Missile]]. They do have some uses, though; for example, the Wavebuster tears through robotic enemies and can put some serious hurt on bosses like Meta Ridley or [[spoiler: Metroid Prime (when it's weak to the Wave Beam, at least)]],and it's auto-locking ability works great for taking out a cloaked mini-boss that your sensors can't detect.

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* AwesomeButImpractical: The charged combos apart from the [[BoringButPractical Super Missile]]. They do have some uses, though; for example, the Wavebuster tears through robotic enemies and can put some serious hurt on bosses like Meta Ridley or [[spoiler: Metroid [[spoiler:Metroid Prime (when it's weak to the Wave Beam, at least)]],and it's auto-locking ability works great for taking out a cloaked mini-boss that your sensors can't detect.



* BarrierChangeBoss: Metroid Prime, which periodically changes its weakness to one of your four beams. Its second form, though, is an odd example; while it's only weak to one weapon [[spoiler: [[EleventhHourSuperpower (the Hyper Beam)]]]], it is only visible in one spectrum at a time, requiring you to change which visor you're using to actually hit it.
* BatmanCanBreatheInSpace: Ridley, who actually manages to one-up this by flying directly from an orbiting space frigate to Tallon IV, [[note]]an impossible feat, considering that space has no air molecules to push against in flight, though his "flight" may have been powered by his mechanical parts, with the wing flapping as just muscle memory,[[/note]] surviving re-entry in the process.
* BattleInTheRain: It's constantly raining on the Tallon IV Overworld, so you can have mini-battles in the rain all the time. You have a boss battle in the rain when you face off against Ridley.
* BigBad: Meta Ridley and Metroid Prime. The Metroid Prime caused the Phazon crisis on Tallon IV, Meta-Ridley led the Space Pirate operations there.

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* BarrierChangeBoss: Metroid Prime, which periodically changes its weakness to one of your four beams. Its second form, though, is an odd example; while it's only weak to one weapon [[spoiler: [[EleventhHourSuperpower [[spoiler:[[EleventhHourSuperpower (the Hyper Beam)]]]], it is only visible in one spectrum at a time, requiring you to change which visor you're using to actually hit it.
* BatmanCanBreatheInSpace: Meta Ridley, who actually manages to one-up this by flying directly from an orbiting space frigate to Tallon IV, [[note]]an impossible feat, considering that space has no air molecules to push against in flight, though his "flight" may have been powered by his mechanical parts, with the wing flapping as just muscle memory,[[/note]] surviving re-entry in the process.
* BattleInTheRain: It's constantly raining on the Tallon IV Overworld, so you can have mini-battles in the rain all the time. You have a boss battle in the rain when you face off against Meta Ridley.
* BigBad: Meta Ridley and Metroid Prime. The Metroid Prime caused the Phazon crisis on Tallon IV, Meta-Ridley Meta Ridley led the Space Pirate operations there.



** The remixed music. Tallon Overworld's first theme is a remix of the first Metroid's Brinstar, Tallon Overworld's second theme is a SuspiciouslySimilarSong to Green Brinstar, and Magmoor Caverns is a remix of Lower Norfair.

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** The remixed music. Tallon Overworld's first theme is a remix of the first Metroid's Brinstar, Tallon Overworld's second theme is a SuspiciouslySimilarSong similar to Green Brinstar, and Magmoor Caverns is a remix of Lower Norfair.



* TheEndOrIsIt: The [[HundredPercentCompletion 100% endings]]: [[spoiler:The hand from Samus' Phazon Suit (absorbed by the eponymous villain) pops out of a puddle of phazon with an eye on the back]].

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* TheEndOrIsIt: The [[HundredPercentCompletion 100% endings]]: ending]]: [[spoiler:The hand from Samus' Phazon Suit (absorbed by the eponymous villain) pops out of a puddle of phazon with an eye on the back]].



* {{Foreshadowing}}: In the Space Pirate labs, the Metroids are the only creatures that can survive more then three Phazon infusions, with the primary side effect being unchecked aggression. The final boss is an ancient Metroid that has been horribly mutated by Phazon over the course of thousands of years.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: {{Foreshadowing}}:
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In the Space Pirate labs, the Metroids are the only creatures that can survive more then three Phazon infusions, with the primary side effect being unchecked aggression. The final boss is an ancient Metroid that has been horribly mutated by Phazon over the course of thousands of years.



* FungusHumongous: Lower Phazon Mines scanning one of the giant shrooms show that they are around 300 times bigger than the norm for the species. The huge size is justified twice in that the space pirates are looking to use them as a low cost replacement feed for their phazon enhanced units and are using compounds to accelerate and promote the growth of such fungi and there is also the fact that phazon itself is a mutagenic substance which itself could also be helping make such huge shrooms.

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* FungusHumongous: In Lower Phazon Mines Mines, scanning one of the giant shrooms show mushrooms will state that they are around 300 times bigger than the norm for the species. The huge size is justified twice in due to the fact that the space pirates Space Pirates are looking to use them as a low cost replacement feed for their phazon Phazon enhanced units and are using compounds to accelerate and promote the growth of such fungi and there is also fungi, as well as the fact that phazon Phazon itself is a mutagenic substance which itself could also be helping make such huge shrooms.mushrooms.



* LoadBearingBoss: The Parasite Queen. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], since she falls right into the main reactor after you kill her. Also [[spoiler:Metroid Prime, whose death causes the Impact Crater to collapse.]]

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* LoadBearingBoss: LoadBearingBoss:
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The Parasite Queen. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], since she falls right into the main reactor after you kill her. her.
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Also [[spoiler:Metroid Prime, whose death causes the Impact Crater to collapse.]]



* RaisedHandOfSurvival: Finishing with OneHundredPercentCompletion adds a brief cinematic showing a hand reaching out from [[spoiler: the puddle of [[ToxicPhlebotinum Phazon]] that was once the title creature. At the time the player would have no idea who or what this is: Metroid Prime reviving as Dark Samus, Samus Aran's nemesis throughout ''Prime 2'' and ''3'']].

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* RaisedHandOfSurvival: Finishing with OneHundredPercentCompletion adds a brief cinematic showing a hand reaching out from [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the puddle of [[ToxicPhlebotinum Phazon]] that was once the title creature. At the time the player would have no idea who or what this is: Metroid Prime reviving as Dark Samus, Samus Aran's nemesis throughout ''Prime 2'' and ''3'']].



** The Chozo Ghosts have the ability to turn invisible as they move about, making them [[GoddamnBats hard to shoot]] until you find the X-Ray Visor (which shows invisible enemeies).

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** The Chozo Ghosts have the ability to turn invisible as they move about, making them [[GoddamnBats hard to shoot]] shoot until you find the X-Ray Visor (which shows invisible enemeies).enemies).
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