->''"This whole planet is a bad day."''
-->-- '''Samus Aran'''

''[[http://bobandgeorge.com/comics/metroid Metroid: Third Derivative]]'' is a [[{{Franchise/Metroid}} Metroid]]-themed SpriteComic created by Reynard in December 2003 and hosted by ''[[Webcomic/BobAndGeorge Bob and George]]''. The comic takes place some time after ''[[VideoGame/MetroidPrime Metroid Prime 2: Echoes]]''. Samus Aran has traced [[TheCorruption the Phazon]] to its [[EldritchLocation source planet]] and she travels there to eliminate [[TheVirus the source of Phazon]] once and for all.

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!! ''Metroid: Third Derivative'' contains examples of:

* AbhorrentAdmirer: Mother Brain for Ridley.
* AbnormalAmmo: The [[KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter Kinetic Beam]], Phase Beam, and the [[NukeEm Mega Missile]] are just a few of the weapons Samus wields.
* AirVentPassageway: Samus with the Morph Ball up until [[TheCorruption Phazon corruption]] damaged her Varia Suit and required emergency repairs destroying the Morph Ball in the process.
* AnotherDimension: Subverted by Samus [[http://bobandgeorge.com/comics/metroid/163/1 blowing up a time portal]] with a Super Missile.
-->'''Samus:''' "I'll jump into most swirling vortexes, but I draw the line at time travel."
* ArmCannon: Samus's signature weapon capable of firing various beam and missile weaponry.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Subverted so far as Kraid seems to be unable to leave his room.
* {{Backtracking}}: {{Lampshaded}} by Samus [[http://bobandgeorge.com/comics/metroid/93/1 when Joey asked if they are lost]] upon revisting a location.
-->'''Samus:''' "We are '''backtracking'''. Is that understood?"
* BagOfSpilling: Because of the Phazon-intense nature of Nemesis, Samus had to [[http://bobandgeorge.com/comics/metroid/5/1 reconfigure her Power Suit]] for the toxic environment that rendered much of her equipment incompatible with the new reconfiguration.
* BigBad: [[EvilCounterpart Dark Samus]]. She has a vendetta against Samus due to the events of ''[[VideoGame/MetroidPrime Metroid Prime 2: Echoes]]''.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Joey during [[http://bobandgeorge.com/comics/metroid/55/1 Samus's first battle against Dark Samus]]]].
* BodyHorror: Those unfortunate to be [[TheCorruption infected by Phazon]] and survive. Also in a CallBack, [[http://bobandgeorge.com/comics/metroid/326/1 JD gives the excuse that the Morph Ball project of the Space Pirates]] referenced in ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' was revived.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Squish. [[spoiler:Thanks to [[http://bobandgeorge.com/comics/metroid/55/1 grabbing Dark Samus]] during her original battle against Samus, Dark Samus was able to [[http://bobandgeorge.com/comics/metroid/416/1 brainwash him and sic him]] against Samus]]. Also B'yayk thanks to [[TheCorruption Phazon corruption]].
* ChooseYourOwnAdventure: In [[http://bobandgeorge.com/comics/metroid/239/1 this strip]]. Don't cheat now.
* ColonCancer: Parodied in [[http://bobandgeorge.com/comics/metroid/186/1 this filler comic]].
* TheCorruption: Phazon. It can kill most lifeforms, but those resistant to it [[BodyHorror may mutate]] and/or be given new abilities.
* TheCorrupter: [[EvilCounterpart Dark Samus]]. Any being that comes into contact with her can be controlled into doing her bidding. The Phazon also counts.
* {{Cyberspace}}: When Samus seeks [[MadScientist JD's]] help to fix her Varia Suit, [[http://bobandgeorge.com/comics/metroid/320/1 he has to upload her mind to his computer]] so that he can fix the suit. To help her pass the time, JD asks Samus to [[http://bobandgeorge.com/comics/metroid/331/1 take on the Space Pirate training program]].
** HolodeckMalfunction: Unfortunately JD uploaded Samus's mind on [[http://bobandgeorge.com/comics/metroid/367/1 Mother Brain's Tourian network]]. Mother Brain wastes no time in attacking Samus. [[spoiler:Samus fends her off fortunately until [[http://bobandgeorge.com/comics/metroid/388/1 she is retrieved by JD]]]].
* DeusExMachina: [[http://bobandgeorge.com/comics/metroid/55/1 Referenced]] and [[http://bobandgeorge.com/comics/metroid/96/1 later explained]] by Samus [[spoiler:after Joey's BigDamnHeroes moment]].
* EldritchLocation: Nemesis as named by Samus. She identified it at [[TheVirus the source of all Phazon]] with the core of the planet being pure Phazon while the atmosphere and various landmasses that float above it having heavy concentrations of Phazon. A ring of Phazon meteors circle the planet destined to be thrown into space and [[TheCorruption affect other planets]]. Lifeforms not resistant to Phazon will die quickly on Nemesis.
* FillerStrips: In addition to random filler, there are special "Logfile Filler" comics that expand on certain parts of the story and give insight into how Samus is doing status-wise.
* IAmNotLeonardNimoy: JD is a pseudonym he gave himself for Samus's benefit, named for whom he determined to be the greatest pirate in human history: Creator/JohnnyDepp.
* ImMelting: Samus stalls a Pirate long enough for the Phazon to [[http://bobandgeorge.com/comics/metroid/453/1 melt down most of its body]]. Samus later [[http://bobandgeorge.com/comics/metroid/455/1 "feeds"]] it to the Phazon [[http://bobandgeorge.com/comics/metroid/457/1 completing the meltdown]].
* LeftHanging / OrphanedSeries: Unfortunately updates to the comic have ceased, so we may never know if Samus ever completes her mission.
* LongList: In a parody of ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'''s BagOfSpilling, [[http://bobandgeorge.com/comics/metroid/5/1 there's a long list of equipment lost]] when Samus reconfigured her Power Suit for the Phazon-intense environment of Nemesis.
* MediumAwareness: When Samus battles the Space Pirates, she [[http://bobandgeorge.com/comics/metroid/457/1 comments about the music]] found when you battle Space Pirates in the ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' series.
-->'''Samus (thinking):''' "Wait...the annoying music hasn't stopped." ''*realizes there's a Pirate left alive*'' "Crap."
* MissingEpisode: There are three missing comics. One episode was an introduction of [[EvilCounterpart Dark Samus]] done as a ShoutOut to the SA-X's reveal in ''VideoGame/MetroidFusion''. The other two were the last two comics Reynard updated with, but were lost due to Dave not having them archived when he archived the comic due to lack of updates from Reynard.
* PoweredArmor: Samus's Power Suit. It can also be upgraded to the Varia and Gravity Suits.
* RedShirt: Played with [[http://bobandgeorge.com/comics/metroid/482/1 Joey asking for red paint]] so he can paint a Redshirt on all the other degenerates for being stupid in combat.
* Music/RideOfTheValkyries: Samus and a whole pack of Phazon Zoomers [[http://bobandgeorge.com/comics/metroid/310/1 invade a Space Pirate facility]] to this theme.
* SpacePirates: Led by Mother Brain and Ridley. They mainly work on Nemesis to utilize Phazon for their nefarious ends.
* SpeechBubbles: Every character has their own font, color, and text effect for speech. When [[http://bobandgeorge.com/comics/metroid/160/1 JD impersonates Joey]] to frame him, the former takes on Joey's font, color, and text effect.
* TheVirus: Nemesis itself. It spawns countless Phazon meteors that are thrown into space destined to [[TheCorruption affect other planets]].
* YourMindMakesItReal / DeadlyTrainingArea: After being uploaded to [[MadScientist JD's]] computer and given a training program as a challenge, [[http://bobandgeorge.com/comics/metroid/330/1 Samus asks]] if she dies during the program, would she die in the real world too. JD says no, that would be stupid and such a thing would go against the training program's purpose.
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