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Titled simply ''Metroid'', this ''Monthly Magazine Z'' {{manga}} from writer Kouji Tazawa and artist Kenji Ishikawa is the official BackStory of Samus Aran and the ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' video game series. Produced alongside the games ''VideoGame/MetroidFusion'' and ''VideoGame/MetroidZeroMission'', it draws heavily on concepts introduced by the former and is referenced via Ishikawa-drawn FlashBack images in the latter; both games also include an unlockable art gallery with scenes from the manga. ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM'' would include heavy ties to some events of the manga while {{Retcon}}ning others (most notably the nature of Samus's relationship with Adam Malkovich).

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Titled simply ''Metroid'', this ''Monthly Magazine Z'' {{manga}} from writer Kouji Tazawa and artist Kenji Ishikawa is the official BackStory of Samus Aran and the ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' video game series. Produced alongside the games ''VideoGame/MetroidFusion'' and ''VideoGame/MetroidZeroMission'', it draws heavily on concepts introduced by the former and is referenced via Ishikawa-drawn FlashBack images in the latter; both games also include an unlockable art gallery with scenes from the manga. ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM'' would include heavy ties to some events of the manga while {{Retcon}}ning others (most notably the nature of Samus's relationship with Adam Malkovich).
Malkovich), though much of the manga was already retconned upon the release of "Zero Mission" itself.



* HiveDrone: The Space Pirates are revealed to be near-mindless without the presence of a [[HiveQueen strong commander]], with potential candidates including Ridley, Mother Brain, [[spoiler:Gray Voice, and Samus herself]].

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* HiveDrone: The Space Pirates are revealed to be near-mindless without the presence of a [[HiveQueen strong commander]], commander]](though the interrogation scene [[PlotHole in this very manga contradicts that]]), with potential candidates including Ridley, Mother Brain, [[spoiler:Gray Voice, and Samus herself]].


Titled simply ''Metroid'', this 2002 ''Monthly Magazine Z'' {{manga}} from writer Kouji Tazawa and artist Kenji Ishikawa is the official BackStory of Samus Aran and the ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' video game series. Produced alongside the games ''VideoGame/MetroidFusion'' and ''VideoGame/MetroidZeroMission'', it draws heavily on concepts introduced by the former and is referenced via Ishikawa-drawn FlashBack images in the latter; both games also include an unlockable art gallery with scenes from the manga. ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM'' would include heavy ties to some events of the manga while {{Retcon}}ning others (most notably the nature of Samus's relationship with Adam Malkovich).

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Titled simply ''Metroid'', this 2002 ''Monthly Magazine Z'' {{manga}} from writer Kouji Tazawa and artist Kenji Ishikawa is the official BackStory of Samus Aran and the ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' video game series. Produced alongside the games ''VideoGame/MetroidFusion'' and ''VideoGame/MetroidZeroMission'', it draws heavily on concepts introduced by the former and is referenced via Ishikawa-drawn FlashBack images in the latter; both games also include an unlockable art gallery with scenes from the manga. ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM'' would include heavy ties to some events of the manga while {{Retcon}}ning others (most notably the nature of Samus's relationship with Adam Malkovich).


Titled simply ''Metroid'', this 2002 ''Magazine Z'' {{manga}} from writer Kouji Tazawa and artist Kenji Ishikawa is the official BackStory of Samus Aran and the ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' video game series. Produced alongside the games ''VideoGame/MetroidFusion'' and ''VideoGame/MetroidZeroMission'', it draws heavily on concepts introduced by the former and is referenced via Ishikawa-drawn FlashBack images in the latter; both games also include an unlockable art gallery with scenes from the manga. ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM'' would include heavy ties to some events of the manga while {{Retcon}}ning others (most notably the nature of Samus's relationship with Adam Malkovich).

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Titled simply ''Metroid'', this 2002 ''Magazine ''Monthly Magazine Z'' {{manga}} from writer Kouji Tazawa and artist Kenji Ishikawa is the official BackStory of Samus Aran and the ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' video game series. Produced alongside the games ''VideoGame/MetroidFusion'' and ''VideoGame/MetroidZeroMission'', it draws heavily on concepts introduced by the former and is referenced via Ishikawa-drawn FlashBack images in the latter; both games also include an unlockable art gallery with scenes from the manga. ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM'' would include heavy ties to some events of the manga while {{Retcon}}ning others (most notably the nature of Samus's relationship with Adam Malkovich).


Titled simply ''Metroid'', this 2002 {{manga}} by Kenji Ishikawa is the official BackStory of Samus Aran and the ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' video game series, produced as a tie-in to ''VideoGame/MetroidFusion'' and ''VideoGame/MetroidZeroMission'' (which, in turn, include FlashBack images in the style of the manga). ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM'' would include heavy ties to some events of the manga while {{Retcon}}ning others (most notably the nature of Samus's relationship with Adam Malkovich).

This manga received an immediate followup in the form of ''Manga/MetroidSamusAndJoey'', a non-canon LighterAndSofter story focused on an older Samus and her unwanted protegé.

The first two chapters of Volume 1 were later released as a color e-manga. [[https://www.metroid-database.com/old_site/manga/listing.php The Metroid Database has English translations of both volumes, as well as the e-manga]].

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Titled simply ''Metroid'', this 2002 ''Magazine Z'' {{manga}} by from writer Kouji Tazawa and artist Kenji Ishikawa is the official BackStory of Samus Aran and the ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' video game series, produced as a tie-in to series. Produced alongside the games ''VideoGame/MetroidFusion'' and ''VideoGame/MetroidZeroMission'' (which, in turn, include ''VideoGame/MetroidZeroMission'', it draws heavily on concepts introduced by the former and is referenced via Ishikawa-drawn FlashBack images in the style of latter; both games also include an unlockable art gallery with scenes from the manga).manga. ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM'' would include heavy ties to some events of the manga while {{Retcon}}ning others (most notably the nature of Samus's relationship with Adam Malkovich).

This manga received an immediate followup The series would later be [[{{Omnibus}} collected in two volumes]], published in 2003 and 2004, and the form of ''Manga/MetroidSamusAndJoey'', a non-canon LighterAndSofter story focused on an older Samus and her unwanted protegé.

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first two chapters of Volume 1 were later released as a color e-manga.also converted into an online "e-manga" with colour, simple animation and sound effects. [[https://www.metroid-database.com/old_site/manga/listing.php The Metroid Database has English translations of both volumes, as well as the e-manga]].
pages from the e-manga]].

For the ''other'' Metroid manga which ran in the kids-oriented ''Bom Bom Comics'' around the same time, see ''Manga/MetroidSamusAndJoey''. For the 1993 ''VideoGame/SuperMetroid'' adaptation illustrated by Benimaru Itoh (which loosely inspired some elements of this manga), see ''[[ComicBook/SuperMetroid Super Metroid Comics]]''.


* HateSink: To highlight just how bad [[ArchEnemy Ridley]] is to Samus, his portrayal is at its most monstrous here. Instead of feeling remorse, Ridley relishes the fact he massacred the K-2L colony and killed Samus's mother, using these memories to [[HeroicBSOD mentally break Samus]] on their second encounter. Later on, he murders her adopted family, the Chozo, on Zebes on Mother Brain's command, all while [[KickTheDog beating up and mocking Samus]] for being a weak human. It becomes satisfying to see Samus kick Ridley's ass by the end of the manga, as well as the many encounters they'll have for the rest of the series.

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* HateSink: To highlight just how bad [[ArchEnemy Ridley]] is to Samus, his portrayal is at its most monstrous here. Instead of feeling remorse, Ridley relishes the fact he massacred the K-2L colony and killed Samus's mother, using these memories to [[HeroicBSOD mentally break Samus]] on their second encounter. Later on, he murders her adopted family, the Chozo, on Zebes on at Mother Brain's command, all while [[KickTheDog beating up and mocking Samus]] for being a weak human. It becomes satisfying to see Samus kick Ridley's ass by the end of the manga, as well as the many encounters they'll have for the rest of the series.


* HateSink: To highlight how much Samus fears and hates [[ArchEnemy Ridley]] out of all the foes she's faced, his portrayal is at its most monstrous here. Instead of feeling remorse, Ridley relishes the fact he massacred the K-2L colony and killed Samus's mother, using these memories to [[HeroicBSOD mentally break Samus]] on their second encounter. Later on, he murders the Chozo on Zebes on Mother Brain's command, all of whom were Samus's adopted parents. All while [[KickTheDog attacking and mocking Samus]] for being a weak human whenever he gets the chance. It becomes satisfying to see Samus kick Ridley's ass by the end of the manga, as well as the many encounters they'll have for the rest of the series.

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* HateSink: To highlight just how much Samus fears and hates bad [[ArchEnemy Ridley]] out of all the foes she's faced, is to Samus, his portrayal is at its most monstrous here. Instead of feeling remorse, Ridley relishes the fact he massacred the K-2L colony and killed Samus's mother, using these memories to [[HeroicBSOD mentally break Samus]] on their second encounter. Later on, he murders her adopted family, the Chozo Chozo, on Zebes on Mother Brain's command, all of whom were Samus's adopted parents. All while [[KickTheDog attacking beating up and mocking Samus]] for being a weak human whenever he gets the chance.human. It becomes satisfying to see Samus kick Ridley's ass by the end of the manga, as well as the many encounters they'll have for the rest of the series.

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* HateSink: To highlight how much Samus fears and hates [[ArchEnemy Ridley]] out of all the foes she's faced, his portrayal is at its most monstrous here. Instead of feeling remorse, Ridley relishes the fact he massacred the K-2L colony and killed Samus's mother, using these memories to [[HeroicBSOD mentally break Samus]] on their second encounter. Later on, he murders the Chozo on Zebes on Mother Brain's command, all of whom were Samus's adopted parents. All while [[KickTheDog attacking and mocking Samus]] for being a weak human whenever he gets the chance. It becomes satisfying to see Samus kick Ridley's ass by the end of the manga, as well as the many encounters they'll have for the rest of the series.


->--'''Samus Aran''', Chapter 14

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->--'''Samus -->--'''Samus Aran''', Chapter 14


The first two chapters of Volume 1 were later released as a color e-manga. [[http://www.metroid-database.com/manga/listing.php The Metroid Database has English translations of both volumes, as well as the e-manga]].[[note]]Currently down as the site is in the middle of an overhaul, but will return eventually.[[/note]]

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The first two chapters of Volume 1 were later released as a color e-manga. [[http://www.[[https://www.metroid-database.com/manga/listing.com/old_site/manga/listing.php The Metroid Database has English translations of both volumes, as well as the e-manga]].[[note]]Currently down as the site is in the middle of an overhaul, but will return eventually.[[/note]]
e-manga]].


-->'''Samus:''' ''(manifests her suit's Arm Cannon)'' "Adam, the Mimic is a banned biological weapon. I expect 3500 seguru for this."
-->'''Adam:''' "Wh- [[ShockinglyExpensiveBill You can't be serious, that's three times the market price!]] We can take it ourselv-"
-->'''Samus:''' "Too late, I'm already done!"

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-->'''Samus:''' ''(manifests her suit's Arm Cannon)'' "Adam, the Mimic is a banned biological weapon. I expect 3500 seguru for this."
-->'''Adam:'''
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'''Adam:'''
"Wh- [[ShockinglyExpensiveBill You can't be serious, that's three times the market price!]] We can take it ourselv-"
-->'''Samus:'''
ourselv-"\\
'''Samus:'''
"Too late, I'm already done!"



-->'''Teen Samus:''' "Sorry about before. I know I have a 'duty', it's just... it makes me uneasy sometimes. I'm not really sure how to explain it."
-->'''Old Bird:''' ''(smiles)'' "You worry despite knowing what must be done? Hmm... It is words like that which make humans such a fascinating species."
-->'''Teen Samus:''' "Oi, Gramps. There you go making everything complicated again..."

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-->'''Teen Samus:''' "Sorry about before. I know I have a 'duty', it's just... it makes me uneasy sometimes. I'm not really sure how to explain it."
-->'''Old
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'''Old
Bird:''' ''(smiles)'' "You worry despite knowing what must be done? Hmm... It is words like that which make humans such a fascinating species."
-->'''Teen
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'''Teen
Samus:''' "Oi, Gramps. There you go making everything complicated again..."


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* OneWordTitle: "Metroid".


Titled simply ''Metroid'', this 2002 {{manga}} by Kenji Ishikawa is the official BackStory of Samus Aran and the ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}'' video game series, produced as a tie-in to ''VideoGame/MetroidFusion'' and ''VideoGame/MetroidZeroMission'' (which, in turn, include FlashBack images in the style of the manga). ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM'' would include heavy ties to some events of the manga while {{Retcon}}ning others (most notably the nature of Samus's relationship with Adam Malkovich).

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Titled simply ''Metroid'', this 2002 {{manga}} by Kenji Ishikawa is the official BackStory of Samus Aran and the ''VideoGame/{{Metroid}}'' ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' video game series, produced as a tie-in to ''VideoGame/MetroidFusion'' and ''VideoGame/MetroidZeroMission'' (which, in turn, include FlashBack images in the style of the manga). ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM'' would include heavy ties to some events of the manga while {{Retcon}}ning others (most notably the nature of Samus's relationship with Adam Malkovich).


The first two chapters of Volume 1 were later released as a color e-manga. [[http://www.metroid-database.com/manga/listing.php The Metroid Database has English translations of both volumes, as well as the e-manga.]]

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The first two chapters of Volume 1 were later released as a color e-manga. [[http://www.metroid-database.com/manga/listing.php The Metroid Database has English translations of both volumes, as well as the e-manga.]]
e-manga]].[[note]]Currently down as the site is in the middle of an overhaul, but will return eventually.[[/note]]


* CowboyCop: In her time with the Galactic Federation police, Samus was quick to defy orders and charge into hostile terrain guns blazing.

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* CooldownHug: When Samus is having a FreakOut and at the lowest point in her life, a group of Chozo gather around to hug her, telling Samus that [[TryingNotToCry she has more than earned the right to cry]], and that [[FamilyOfChoice they're her family]] who have always been proud of her. [[HesBack The name of the chapter in which this happens? "Phoenix".]]
* CowboyCop: In her time with the Galactic Federation police, Samus was quick to defy orders and charge into hostile terrain guns blazing. [[spoiler:Gray Voice later exploits this reputation in order to trick Mother Brain into ignoring Samus's friends coming to help, blaming their attacks on bombs planted by Samus as she came in.]]
* EtTuBrute: Samus is [[FreakOut deeply shaken]] when Mother Brain makes it look like [[ParentalSubstitute the Chozo]] only raised her so that they could [[{{Tykebomb}} turn her into a bioweapon for destroying their enemies]], which leaves her emotionally vulnerable enough that [[TraumaCongaLine further trauma]] is able to send her into a HeroicBSOD.



* HeroicBSOD: Chapter 8: "Scar". Samus is already in the middle of a FreakOut due to the events of the last chapter (where Mother Brain [[BreakThemByTalking claimed that the Chozo never loved her]] and thought of her only as a [[{{Tykebomb}} "bioweapon"]]). Then Ridley shows up, and forces Samus to relive RepressedMemories of him killing her parents and [[LovecraftianSuperpower eating their corpses to heal himself]].

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* HappilyAdopted: While she never forgets her birth parents, Samus considers the Chozo to be just as much her family, coming to see Old Bird as a DotingGrandparent and eventually even Gray Voice as a [[ToughLove stern but caring father]].
* HeartwarmingOrphan: Samus was an extremely CheerfulChild before [[OrphansOrdeal the loss of her family]], and [[JerkassFacade while she may have become more aloof with age]], it's made clear that she never lost the kindness which lead the Chozo to place their faith in her.
* HeroicBSOD: Chapter 8: "Scar". Samus is already in the middle of a FreakOut due to the events of the last chapter (where she [[EtTuBrute suffered massive personal betrayal]], and Mother Brain [[BreakThemByTalking claimed convinced her that the Chozo never loved her]] and thought of her only as a [[{{Tykebomb}} "bioweapon"]]). Then Ridley shows up, up for the second time in Samus's life, and forces Samus to relive RepressedMemories of him killing her parents begins describing how he [[ToServeMan ate the three-year-old Samus's parents]] and [[LovecraftianSuperpower eating integrated their corpses flesh into his body]] while [[ForcedToWatch forcing her to heal himself]].watch]]. Samus is left so overwhelmed by RepressedMemories and [[TomatoInTheMirror existential dread]] that her Power Suit shuts down and she starts screaming.
** This scene is likely [[AdaptationDisplacement better known for]] its {{Homage}} in ''VideoGame/MetroidOtherM'', which became [[MemeticMutation infamous]] due to the TraumaCongaLine context being replaced by Samus simply going into panic at the sight of Ridley.



* IntriguedByHumanity: Old Bird seems to be:
-->'''Teen Samus:''' "Sorry about before. I know I have a 'duty', it's just... it makes me uneasy sometimes. I'm not really sure how to explain it."
-->'''Old Bird:''' ''(smiles)'' "You worry despite knowing what must be done? Hmm... It is words like that which make humans such a fascinating species."
-->'''Teen Samus:''' "Oi, Gramps. There you go making everything complicated again..."



* TraumaCongaLine: During the Space Pirate assault on Zebes, Mother Brain, Ridley and [[spoiler:Gray Voice]] repeatedly hammer Samus with dark secrets that make her question her own identity and everything she believed in, while also forcing her to relive RepressedMemories of Space Pirates killing and eating her parents, which culminates in Samus having a HeroicBSOD.




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* WickedStepmother: Mother Brain designed Samus's first Power Suit and some of her combat training, though her emphasis on cold efficiency sat poorly with Samus's bleeding heart. By the time of her FaceHeelTurn she had become jealous of Samus for stealing her place as the Chozo's last heir, and sought to force Samus into becoming one of her lieutenants so that she could assert power over her.

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The first two chapters of Volume 1 were later released as a color e-manga. [[http://www.metroid-database.com/manga/listing.php The Metroid Database has English translations of both volumes, as well as the e-manga.]]

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