- Crocomire doesn't attack you if you don't attack him and/or approach too closely. Even if you hurt him once, he takes a few swipes at you, but doesn't charge. Crocomire is really a peaceful creature and just wants you to leave. Unfortunately, it's not possible to do so until you defeat him, which is just a further point of cruelty on Mother Brain's part.
- Even more so, Mother Brain may have left Crocomire inside one of the only rooms in Upper Norfair where the lava from Lower Norfair is visible. And even more horror: Crocomire would have survived the Ring Out if the lava was from Upper Norfair and not from Lower Norfair.
- As pointed out in this video, Super Metroid's "Bad Ending" is actually a lot worse than it appears. The only difference between the "Good Ending" and "Bad Ending" is that the former shows the Etecoons and Dachora escaping the explosion of Zebes while the latter does not, implying they did not survive the explosion. At first, this may only seem like a cute little bonus for players who took the time to rescue the Etecoons and Dachora after defeating Mother Brain... but then, Metroid Fusion comes along, and the survival of these friendly aliens becomes an important plot point: they pilot Samus's gunship and rescue her from the self-destructing BSL Station. Samus's own survival in Fusion is a result of the "Good Ending" of Super. Which means, in Super's "Bad Ending" where the Etecoons and Dachora do not survive, Samus will ultimately die aboard the BSL Station.
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