History Videogame / MetroidPrime

6th Oct '17 4:03:42 PM wolftickets1969
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* DroneOfDread: The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qSPei3AR6s ambience]] in the Space Pirate Lab and the second level of the Phazon Mines.
5th Oct '17 8:01:31 AM Fynlar
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The story takes place almost imminently following the events of ''VideoGame/{{Metroid 1}}''/''VideoGame/MetroidZeroMission''. Samus Aran is on the warpath. After destroying the SpacePirates' base on Zebes along with the Pirate leaders Mother Brain, Ridley and Kraid, Aran relentlessly pursues the scattered fleeing survivors across the galaxy and ultimately tracks them to their fallback position on the Wanderer-Class planet of Tallon IV, located in the same star system as Zebes. There, the Pirates have set up a secret research base, where they have resumed Metroid cloning, started reconstructing [[ArchEnemy Ridley's]] heavily injured body, and are harvesting a new power for their own ends; a radioactive mutagenic substance called [[TheCorruption Phazon]], containing nigh limitless energy potential.

The Hunter must explore and battle her way through the world's lush and myriad environs, putting down Space Pirate operations whereever 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 [[InterspeciesAdoption adopted people]] the [[BirdPeople 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 immediately following the events of ''VideoGame/{{Metroid 1}}''/''VideoGame/MetroidZeroMission''. Samus Aran is on the warpath. After destroying the SpacePirates' base on Zebes along with the Pirate leaders Mother Brain, Ridley and Kraid, Aran relentlessly pursues the scattered fleeing survivors across the galaxy and ultimately tracks them to their fallback position on the Wanderer-Class planet of Tallon IV, located in the same star system as Zebes. There, the Pirates have set up a secret research base, where they have resumed Metroid cloning, started reconstructing [[ArchEnemy Ridley's]] heavily injured body, and are harvesting a new power for their own ends; a radioactive mutagenic substance called [[TheCorruption Phazon]], containing nigh limitless energy potential.

The Hunter must explore and battle her way through the world's lush and myriad environs, putting down Space Pirate operations whereever wherever 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 [[InterspeciesAdoption adopted adoptive people]] the [[BirdPeople 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...



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

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* AllThereInTheStinger: The 100% ending gives a first look at what would become Samus's main enemy through the next two games, and Dark Samus games -- a black hand emerges from Prime's remains, having made use of the Metroid Prime chamber.Phazon Suit that it stole from Samus to be reborn as Dark Samus.



* AntagonistTitle: Metroid Prime is an enormous Metroid residing in the Impact Crater, so mutated by Phazon it barely even resembles a Metroid any more.

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* AntagonistTitle: Metroid Prime is an enormous Metroid residing in the Impact Crater, so mutated by Phazon it barely even resembles a Metroid any more.anymore.



* 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 its 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 Prime (when it's weak to the Wave Beam, at least)]],and least)]], and its auto-locking ability works great for hitting their small weak spots, as well as taking out a cloaked mini-boss that your sensors you can't detect.lock on to normally.



* 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.

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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 (the Hyper Phazon Beam)]]]], it is only visible in one spectrum at a time, requiring you to change which visor you're using to actually hit it.



* 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 led the Space Pirate operations there.

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* BattleInTheRain: It's constantly raining on the Tallon IV Overworld, so you can have mini-battles in the rain all the time. You have The standout example though is a boss battle in the rain near the end of the game when you face off against Meta Ridley.
* BigBad: Meta Ridley and Metroid Prime. The Metroid Prime caused the Phazon crisis on Tallon IV, IV; Meta Ridley led the Space Pirate operations there.



** At the start of the game, Samus already has the [[VideoGame/SuperMetroid Charge Beam and Grapple Beam as part of her arsenal, and she gets to add Super Missiles, the Plasma Beam, Power Bombs and an X-Ray visor]] to her arsenal later on. One item is also called the Space Jump.

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** At the start of the game, Samus already has the [[VideoGame/SuperMetroid Charge Beam and Grapple Beam as part of her arsenal, and she gets to add Super Missiles, the Plasma Beam, Power Bombs and an X-Ray visor]] to her arsenal later on. One item is also called the Space Jump. Jump ''Boots'', to emphasize that it doesn't quite grant her the flight capabilities of the standard Space Jump, but rather just a double jump.



* ChekhovsGun: Scan lore in the Artifact Temple discusses Chozo statuary, ending in the line: ''Those who deface or destroy them will know our wrath, unfettered and raw''. Much later, [[spoiler:Ridley smashes the Chozo statues over the Impact Crate entrance, and thus get blasted by the remaining ones with lasers to the chest.]]

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* ChekhovsGun: Scan lore in the Artifact Temple discusses Chozo statuary, ending in the line: ''Those who deface or destroy them will know our wrath, unfettered and raw''. Much later, [[spoiler:Ridley smashes the Chozo statues over the Impact Crate Crater entrance, and thus get blasted only to be finished off by the remaining ones with lasers to the chest.]]



* ConvectionSchmonvection: Averted. Without the Varia suit Samus will take damage from simply entering an area that has lava. This only applies to ''Prime'', as Samus keeps the Varia Suit throughout the rest of the trilogy.

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* ConvectionSchmonvection: Averted. Without the Varia suit Suit, Samus will take damage from simply entering an area that has lava. This only applies to ''Prime'', as Samus keeps the Varia Suit throughout the rest of the trilogy.



* ElaborateUndergroundBase: Most of Phazon Mines is underground, and serves as the Space Pirates' main base on Tallon IV.

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* ElaborateUndergroundBase: Most of the Phazon Mines area is naturally underground, and serves as the Space Pirates' main base on Tallon IV.



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



* 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 isn't 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 them. While they did manage to make different types of armor that was only vulnerable to 1 one type of beam weapon, all they seemed to have managed to copy is her power beam, Power Beam, which still isn't as good as the original.



** TheStinger at 100% completion gives you a first look at Dark Samus, who would go on to be the main antagonist of the next two games

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** TheStinger at 100% completion gives you a first look at Dark Samus, who would go on to be the main antagonist of the next two gamesgames.



** 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.

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** 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 Phazon into his body.body to regenerate his armor.



* NoBodyLeftBehind: Killing enemies with the plasma beam can vaporize them completely leaving behind no body.

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* NoBodyLeftBehind: Killing enemies with the plasma beam a charged Plasma Beam shot can vaporize them completely leaving behind no body.



** The Ice Shriekbats in Phendrana Drifts only appear in a couple rooms and won't respawn after getting the thermal visor, unlike all the other normal enemies in the game. For most players, this means seeing them once each in the two locations they're found in, then never again.
* PowerUpMagnet: Holding a charged shot will attract any nearby powerups.

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** The Ice Shriekbats in Phendrana Drifts only appear in a couple rooms and won't respawn after getting the thermal visor, Thermal Visor, unlike all the other normal enemies in the game. For most players, this means seeing them once each in the two locations they're found in, then never again.
* PowerUpMagnet: Holding a charged shot will attract any nearby powerups.energy/ammo refills dropped by enemies.



** Very early on, some of the Chozo Lore points toward the big plant boss poisoning the waters as the source of the 'Great Poison' that destroyed their civilization. Of course, shortly after Samus fights said boss and heads toward Magmoor, a new bit of Chozo Lore establishes that Flaahgra wasn't half of it.
** There is one, and only one, item in the whole game that can be scanned but doesn't have any other purpose. The subversion makes it worse when the description says "An ornate wall hanging with a highly reflective surface. It does not appear important." This caused many players to waste untold time and return trips refusing to accept that it's truly unimportant.

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** Very early on, some of the Chozo Lore points seems to point toward the big plant boss poisoning the waters as the source of the 'Great Poison' that destroyed their civilization. Of course, shortly after Samus fights said boss and heads toward Magmoor, a new bit of Chozo Lore establishes that Flaahgra wasn't half of it.
** There is one, and only one, item in the whole game that can be scanned but doesn't have any other purpose. The subversion makes it worse when the description says "An ornate wall hanging with a highly reflective surface. It does not appear important." This " Naturally, this caused many players to waste untold time and return trips refusing to accept that it's truly unimportant.



* SetAMookToKillAMook: In any place where there are both Metroids and Pirates, you might be able to steer the metroids into attacking the pirates. If one latches on, the victim pirate is as good as dead.

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* SetAMookToKillAMook: In any place where there are both Metroids and Pirates, you might be able to steer the metroids Metroids into attacking the pirates. If one latches on, the victim pirate is as good as dead.



** The "Scan Here" callouts carry the symbol of the twelve artifacts.

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** The "Scan Here" callouts icons denoting a scan point carry the symbol of the twelve artifacts.
4th Oct '17 7:42:43 PM Abodos
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''Please note that this page and links to it are meant to cover the first game only. The link titled VideoGame/MetroidPrimeTrilogy is for the sub-series as a whole.''
4th Oct '17 7:14:35 PM Abodos
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The story takes place almost imminently following the events of ''VideoGame/{{Metroid 1}}''/''VideoGame/MetroidZeroMission''. Samus Aran is on the warpath. After destroying the SpacePirates' base on Zebes along with the Pirate leaders Mother Brain, Ridley and Kraid, Aran relentlessly tracks the scattered fleeing survivors across the galaxy and ultimately tracks them to their fallback position on the Wanderer-Class planet of Tallon IV, located in the same star system as Zebes. There, the Pirates have set up a secret research base, where they have resumed Metroid cloning, started reconstructing [[ArchEnemy Ridley's]] heavily injured body, and are harvesting a new power for their own ends; a radioactive mutagenic substance called [[TheCorruption Phazon]], containing nigh limitless energy potential.

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The story takes place almost imminently following the events of ''VideoGame/{{Metroid 1}}''/''VideoGame/MetroidZeroMission''. Samus Aran is on the warpath. After destroying the SpacePirates' base on Zebes along with the Pirate leaders Mother Brain, Ridley and Kraid, Aran relentlessly tracks pursues the scattered fleeing survivors across the galaxy and ultimately tracks them to their fallback position on the Wanderer-Class planet of Tallon IV, located in the same star system as Zebes. There, the Pirates have set up a secret research base, where they have resumed Metroid cloning, started reconstructing [[ArchEnemy Ridley's]] heavily injured body, and are harvesting a new power for their own ends; a radioactive mutagenic substance called [[TheCorruption Phazon]], containing nigh limitless energy potential.
2nd Oct '17 1:05:07 AM Abodos
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* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Played with by Samus's Phazon Suit (which comes in a nice black, grey, and red color scheme): Samus is most definitely not evil, but the Phazon corrupting her suit ''is''.

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* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: Played with by Samus's Phazon Suit (which comes in a nice black, grey, and red color scheme): Samus is most definitely not evil, but the Phazon corrupting her suit ''is''. [[spoiler:Played straight in TheStinger, when Metroid Prime has fused with the pilfered Phazon Suit.]]
2nd Oct '17 1:02:45 AM Abodos
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** The Parasite Queen. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], since she falls right into the main reactor after you kill her.

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** The Parasite Queen. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], since she falls right into the main reactor of the already heavily-damaged ship after you kill her.


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* OhCrap: Several Pirate logs found early on in the Phazon Mines are orders from higher up for the Pirates to ''immediately'' drop everything and take combat positions now that they know that the dreaded Hunter has found their base.
2nd Oct '17 12:51:40 AM Abodos
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''Metroid Prime'' is a 2002 [[FirstPersonShooter First-Person]] [[GenreBusting Adventure]] for the UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube. It is the fifth game in the ''{{Franchise/Metroid}}'' series, the first of the ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimeTrilogy'', and the first ''Metroid'' game to be in 3D.

The story takes place almost imminently following the events of ''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...

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''Metroid Prime'' is a 2002 [[FirstPersonShooter First-Person]] [[GenreBusting Adventure]] for the UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube. It is the fifth game in the ''{{Franchise/Metroid}}'' series, the first of the ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimeTrilogy'', and the first ''Metroid'' game to be in 3D.

3D. It is also the second game in the frachise's fictional chronology.

The story takes place almost imminently following the events of ''VideoGame/MetroidZeroMission''.''VideoGame/{{Metroid 1}}''/''VideoGame/MetroidZeroMission''. Samus Aran is on the warpath. After destroying the Space Pirates' SpacePirates' base on Zebes along with the Pirate leaders Mother Brain, Ridley and Kraid, Aran relentlessly tracks the scattered fleeing survivors across the solar system galaxy and ultimately tracks them to their fallback position on the Wanderer-Class planet of Tallon IV. IV, located in the same star system as Zebes. There, the Pirates have set up a secret research base, where they have resumed Metroid cloning cloning, started reconstructing [[ArchEnemy Ridley's]] heavily injured body, and are harvesting a new power for their own ends; a radiological radioactive mutagenic substance called Phazon, [[TheCorruption Phazon]], containing nigh limitless energy potential.

The Hunter must explore and battle her way through the world's lush and myriad environs, putting down Space Pirate operations where ever whereever she finds them, but 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 [[InterspeciesAdoption adopted people people]] the Chozo [[BirdPeople 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...
26th Sep '17 10:41:08 PM Abodos
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** In the Space Pirate labs, the Metroids are the only creatures that can survive more than 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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** In the Space Pirate labs, the Metroids are the only creatures that can survive more than three Phazon infusions, with the primary side effect being unchecked aggression. The final boss is an ancient giant Metroid that has been horribly mutated by Phazon over the course of thousands of years.a much longer time period than the Pirates even knew about Metroids.
26th Sep '17 10:29:56 PM Abodos
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The story takes place almost imminently following the events of ''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 in the same star system. 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.

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The story takes place almost imminently following the events of ''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 in the same star system.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.
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