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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The 2001 E3 preview, at that point simply titled ''Metroid IV'', looked quite different and drew a great deal of criticism for looking like it belonged more on the UsefulNotes/GameBoyColor rather than the UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance. With that feedback, Nintendo went back to the drawing board, and at the next year's E3 ran a preview looking much more like the finished game.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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The 2001 E3 preview, at that point simply titled ''Metroid IV'', looked quite different and drew a great deal of criticism for looking like it belonged more on the UsefulNotes/GameBoyColor rather than the UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance. With that feedback, Nintendo went back to the drawing board, and at the next year's E3 ran a preview looking much more like the finished game.
** On the same trailer, its shown Samus was going to able to walk through walls (possibly inspired by the Spider ball from ''Videogame/Metroid2ReturnOfSamus''), but this was scrapped in the final
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* WordOfDante: In official media, the only ''Fusion'' enemy with "-X" attached to the end of its name is the SA-X. Yet, it seems almost universally accepted among the fandom (including major ''Metroid'' fan websites such as Metroid Database, Metroid Recon, Wikitroid, and Metroid Wiki) that creatures infected and/or mimicked by the X parasites follow that naming scheme (Hornoad-X, Geemer-X, etc.). It's not clear if this originates from an obscure official source or if it is simply fanon that has become so well known that it's nearly indistinguishable from canon.


* WordOfDante: In official media, the only ''Fusion'' enemy with "-X" attached to the end of its name is the SA-X. Yet, it seems almost universally accepted among the fandom that creatures infected and/or mimicked by the X parasites follow that naming scheme (Hornoad-X, Geemer-X, etc.). It's not clear if this originates from an obscure official source or if it is simply fanon that has become so well known that it's nearly indistinguishable from canon.

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* WordOfDante: In official media, the only ''Fusion'' enemy with "-X" attached to the end of its name is the SA-X. Yet, it seems almost universally accepted among the fandom that creatures infected and/or mimicked by the X parasites follow that naming scheme (Hornoad-X, Geemer-X, etc.). It's not clear if this originates from an obscure official source or if it is simply fanon that has become so well known that it's nearly indistinguishable from canon.


* GodNeverSaidThat: When ''VideoGame/MetroidSamusReturns'' was released, some fans cited a [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot wasted opportunity]] to make a CallForward by showing bosses from ''Fusion'', such as Serris and Yakuza, in their natural habitat. However, only the creatures seen in Sector 1 are canonically native to [=SR388=]; most bosses[[note]]which, with the exception of Neo-Ridley, are all encountered outside Sector 1[[/note]] are of unknown origin. This confusion seems to stem from the fan-made ''VideoGame/AnotherMetroid2Remake'', which includes Serris as a boss and provides lore referring to it as the apex aquatic predator of [=SR388=].

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* GodNeverSaidThat: When ''VideoGame/MetroidSamusReturns'' was released, some fans cited a [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot wasted opportunity]] to make a CallForward by showing bosses from ''Fusion'', such as Serris and Yakuza, in their natural habitat. However, only the creatures seen in Sector 1 are canonically native to [=SR388=]; [=SR388=] are only found in Sector 1; most bosses[[note]]which, with the exception of Neo-Ridley, are all encountered outside Sector 1[[/note]] are of unknown origin. This confusion seems to stem from the fan-made ''VideoGame/AnotherMetroid2Remake'', which includes Serris as a boss and provides lore referring to it as the apex aquatic predator of [=SR388=].


** The [[Franchise/{{Alien}} xenomorph]]-esque creatures found in the Main Deck and Sector 1 have no official English name, but they are commonly called "Genesis" by fans as a Romanization of their Japanese name.
** [[spoiler:The orange suit Samus gets upon absorbing the SA-X has no official name, but it's usually called the "Omega Suit" due to it being an EleventhHourSuperpower and due to it being used in the fight against the Omega Metroid.]]

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** The [[Franchise/{{Alien}} xenomorph]]-esque XenomorphXerox creatures found in the Main Deck and Sector 1 have no official English name, but they are commonly called "Genesis" by fans as a Romanization of their Japanese name.
** [[spoiler:The The orange suit Samus gets upon absorbing the SA-X has no official name, but it's usually called the "Omega Suit" due to it being an EleventhHourSuperpower and due to it being used in the fight against the Omega Metroid.]]Metroid.
* GodNeverSaidThat: When ''VideoGame/MetroidSamusReturns'' was released, some fans cited a [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot wasted opportunity]] to make a CallForward by showing bosses from ''Fusion'', such as Serris and Yakuza, in their natural habitat. However, only the creatures seen in Sector 1 are canonically native to [=SR388=]; most bosses[[note]]which, with the exception of Neo-Ridley, are all encountered outside Sector 1[[/note]] are of unknown origin. This confusion seems to stem from the fan-made ''VideoGame/AnotherMetroid2Remake'', which includes Serris as a boss and provides lore referring to it as the apex aquatic predator of [=SR388=].

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** [[spoiler:The orange suit Samus gets upon absorbing the SA-X has no official name, but it's usually called the "Omega Suit" due to it being an EleventhHourSuperpower and due to it being used in the fight against the Omega Metroid.]]


* FanNickname: The nigh-unskippable Missile Tank in Sector 3, making a [[MinimalistRun 0% run]] almost impossible, is nicknamed "Bob".
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The 2001 E3 preview, at that point simply titled ''Metroid IV'', looked quite different and drew a great deal of criticism for looking like it belonged more on the UsefulNotes/GameBoyColor rather than the UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance. With that feedback, Nintendo went back to the drawing board, and at the next year's E3 ran a preview looking much more like the finished game.

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The nigh-unskippable Missile Tank in Sector 3, making a [[MinimalistRun 0% run]] almost impossible, is nicknamed "Bob".
** The [[Franchise/{{Alien}} xenomorph]]-esque creatures found in the Main Deck and Sector 1 have no official English name, but they are commonly called "Genesis" by fans as a Romanization of their Japanese name.
* {{Jossed}}: To reconcile the differences between the Omega Metroids in ''VideoGame/MetroidIIReturnOfSamus'' and ''Fusion'', it became a popular fan theory that the Omega Metroid in ''Fusion'' was genetically altered by the Galactic Federation to be larger, but artificially speeding up its metamorphosis came with the side effect of losing natural traits such as flight and Ice Beam immunity. This theory was ultimately disproven by ''VideoGame/MetroidSamusReturns'', which retconned the original ''Return of Samus'' by showing that Omega Metroids are naturally large, flightless, and vulnerable to the Ice Beam.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The 2001 E3 preview, at that point simply titled ''Metroid IV'', looked quite different and drew a great deal of criticism for looking like it belonged more on the UsefulNotes/GameBoyColor rather than the UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance. With that feedback, Nintendo went back to the drawing board, and at the next year's E3 ran a preview looking much more like the finished game.game.
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* FanNickname: The nigh-unskippable Missile Tank in Sector 3, making a [[MinimalistRun 0% run]] almost impossible, is nicknamed "Bob".

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* FanNickname: The nigh-unskippable Missile Tank in Sector 3, making a [[MinimalistRun 0% run]] almost impossible, is nicknamed "Bob"."Bob".
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The 2001 E3 preview, at that point simply titled ''Metroid IV'', looked quite different and drew a great deal of criticism for looking like it belonged more on the UsefulNotes/GameBoyColor rather than the UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance. With that feedback, Nintendo went back to the drawing board, and at the next year's E3 ran a preview looking much more like the finished game.


* FanNickname: The nigh-unskippable Missile Tank, making a [[MinimalistRun 0% run]] almost impossible, is nicknamed "Bob".

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* FanNickname: The nigh-unskippable Missile Tank, Tank in Sector 3, making a [[MinimalistRun 0% run]] almost impossible, is nicknamed "Bob".

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* FanNickname: The nigh-unskippable Missile Tank, making a [[MinimalistRun 0% run]] almost impossible, is nicknamed "Bob".

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