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You think such a dark series would be serious all the way, right? Well, WRONG!!

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  • In the original Metroid, someone had the idea of typing in the password "ENGAGE RIDLEY MOTHER FUCKER" Apparently, the game doesn't like foul language, because this password takes you to a glitched version of the first screen of Brinstar that wraps around instead of scrolling, making it impossible to progress at all. Warning: Doing this sometimes causes the game to reset or crash instead, particularly on the 3DS Virtual Console version.
  • This room in Super Metroid. Apparently, the Chozo were fans of Disney.
  • In the manga snippet "Gourmet" Expert, a Samus Eater does what its name implies (complete with OM NOM NOM). However, it spits the main character back on its own, dissatisfied. Samus is quite pissed that it thinks she tastes bad.
    Samus: "Bleck"?! Why did you say "bleck"?
    • By extension, the entire Super Metroid Manga. Seriously, if you haven't read it, go read it. You can find it on the Metroid Database.
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  • Super Metroid's Crocomire, who suffers a Family-Unfriendly Death by being forced onto a none-too sturdy bridge over a pool of acid, then falling into the acid, which melts his flesh off, leaving nothing but his skeleton. And then, the skeleton breaks through the spiked wall behind Samus to get his revenge against her... only to crumble to dust, leaving behind his skull.
  • In Super Metroid, crashing into the ceiling with the Shinespark move will embed Samus's head into it with an audible thud, complete with afterimages of Samus as Circling Birdies and double vision.
  • Mini-Kraid. Just the idea of Mini-Kraid alone.
  • The Yard from Super Metroid is an enemy found in Maridia that looks like a giant snail. Shooting it causes it to retract into its shell, which can then be knocked around. It actually bounces when hit, so Samus could play a game of kickball with a startled Yard.
    • Hitting a Yard with the Speed Booster sends it careening off at car crash speeds.
  • In a manga that parodied the NES Metroid, Samus noticed that the pipes that dispensed Zebs looked very much like a certain plumber's method of public transportation. When she tried to climb into it, she received a very painful bite on the ass. It makes one wonder why this didn't happen to Mario.
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  • In the Super Metroid manga strip in which Samus gets the X-Ray Scope, she tries it out on a nearby wall and... sees two Etecoons making out, who are shocked by the accidental Peeping Tom.
  • There are a few moments when the AI reprimands Samus in Fusion and her response is akin to a guilty silence.
  • Samus describing her situation towards the end of Zero Mission with "All I had for protection was my rather useless emergency pistol" shows a wonderfully dry sense of humour from our heroine.
    • While sneaking around the Space Pirate Mother Ship and Chozo Ruins, there are some alcoves and hidey holes that are shadowed, where the Space Pirates won't look for Samus if they're chasing her. After you get your new powered up Power Suit, there's a Space Pirate hiding in one of these holes.
  • The fact the Space Pirates are klepto enough to steal door technology is pretty hilarious. Of all the things they stole, they are that willing to steal tech for doorways.


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