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System FS-176. While Samus doesn’t inhabit a singular planet at one time, she generally stays within this system. She sometimes makes long stops on planet K-2L, which was formerly home to an Earth colony. Currently there are 5 planets in this system, but only 2 are at all inhabitable. Appearance/Style Description:
Samus is a human female standing 6’3” and weighing about 195 pounds. She has long blond hair, which usually is tied into a ponytail (keeps it out of her way and all). She is very fit, muscular. Her whole life she has been training for combat, and she trains intensely on a regular basis.
While not ‘on the clock’ she will wear ‘normal’ garb. Dresses, jeans, whatever she fancies at that particular moment. But she does generally tend to gravitate towards more form fitting outfits, since that is mostly what she was provided growing up.
While she is on a mission, or training, she will wear her ‘Zero’ suit. It’s a form fitting jumpsuit that covers her whole body from the neck down. It is of a Chozo technology, not known outside of the Chozo themselves. It almost acts as a second skin, and is a metallic blue in color. The symbol f the Chozo is implanted upon the suit itself.
Her second ‘suit’ is the Power Armor, which completely conceals her body. It is a form of power armor, again of Chozo technology. The armor was specially augmented for Samus to use. It is orange and red in color, with one of the arms being replaced by a cannon. Personality:
Samus has been, for most of her life, something of a loner. While she tries to interact with others on a large scale, often she finds herself drawing inward. She is often seen as brooding. And despite her great achievements, she is very melancholy. Much of her life has revolved around getting revenge against the organization of Space Pirates for destroying her home and her family. She feels deep guilt at the loss of ‘Baby’, but that’s something she does her best to keep to herself. In most of her exploits it is just her and her on board computer, and so she often has a hard time keeping a good conversation with someone who is actually alive. History:
Samus Aran was originally a native of the Earth colony K-2L. She was living with her parents, Rodney Aran and Virginia Aran, when, at the age of three, the colony was visited by the Chozo. The Chozo had come in hopes of gaining some of the Afloraltite the colony mined there, but the colony was unwilling to give them any. Samus, however, caught the attention of Old Bird, one of the Chozo elders. The two of them went for a walk, where they began to strike up a friendship. Samus began to call him “Grandpa” and Old Bird introduced her to her new pet, Pyonchi.
However, a Space Pirate raid led by Ridley soon commenced on the colony. Samus herself had an encounter with Ridley, where she asked if they could become friends. Humiliated in front of his troops, Ridley attempted to kill Samus, but her mother pushed Samus out of the way at the cost of her own life. Meanwhile, Samus' father sacrificed himself to destroy Ridley’s flagship. Little did Ridley know that, in killing Samus’ mother and attempting to kill Samus, he had succeeded in creating his greatest enemy.
Samus was the sole survivor of the attack on K-2L. Eventually, the same group of Chozo found her alone and stranded on the destroyed colony, and Old Bird decided to take custody of Samus. The Chozo brought her to their planet, Zebes, and raised her with Chozo influence. Samus was infused with Chozo blood  in order to boost her chances of survival on Zebes; she was later given the powerful bio-mechanical Power Suit built entirely from Chozo technology.
Samus trained under the Chozo for many years. By the age of 14, she was already well past the physical limits of ordinary humans. The Chozo were unsure at first of her ability to become a true warrior until they witnessed her compassion for a flock of Iona Faria that had gone insane as a result of exposure to the Bajar Grove. Old Bird told Samus that she had his confidence and she immediately left the planet for the Federation.
Samus joined the Federation Police, where she excelled far above any at the academy. Eventually, she was promoted to the Star-Trackers, an elite force that only one out of a million police officers is qualified for.
She would be part of the GF Police for many years, but finally quit after the death of someone she felt very close to. After abandoning her post, she disappeared for many years. She re-emerged as a universally recognized bounty hunter, responsible for single handedly crippling the Space Pirates organization.
Despite the fact she quit, the Galactic Federation would contact her once more to make employ of her services. They needed her to deal with the Space Pirates and their base upon Zebes. The Space Pirates had come across a dangerous life form, and with it they could cripple the Galactic Federation. The life form was known as Metroids. This would be her first encounter with the parasitic species. Upon arriving on Zebes, she was intercepted by the Space Pirates. She was finally able to defeat the leaders of the Space Pirates, as well as the monstrous AI known as Mother Brain.
Many years passed, and she was once again given orders by the Galactic Federation. But this time, it was to exterminate all of the Metroid life forms. The Federation had tried to do so on their own, but no matter how many troops they sent, they were unable to beat the creatures. Samus had extensive experience in terminating them, perhaps moreso than any other being in the galaxy. And so she began her mission. Samus arrived on SR388 and landed her ship at the base of an active volcano, where the Metroids' lair had been traced to. She fought the Metroids once more, this time finding many of them had been mutated, each form seeming stronger than the last. Her search finally led her to the Queen Metroid, which was responsible for the reproduction of the entire Metroid species. Samus managed to kill the beast and thus believed herself to have successfully eliminated the Metroids for good. As she continued down the tunnels, however, she found a single Metroid egg. As she stared at it, an infant Metroid hatched out of the egg and, upon seeing Samus, imprinted on her as its mother. Recalling that she was the only survivor of K-2L, Samus felt compassion for the infant and, going against her orders, took the Metroid Hatchling to her gunship and left the planet.
Samus, knowing how valuable the Metroid hatchling could be to the Federation, headed to the Ceres Space Colony, and chose to turn it over to the scientists there, who believed they could harness the infant’s power for the good of mankind. Confident in their findings, Samus proceeded to leave the station. However, she had not even left the asteroid belt where Ceres was stationed before she received a distress signal from the scientists. Returning to Ceres, she discovered that the Space Pirates had attacked the station in hopes of stealing the Metroid. Ridley himself had captured the Metroid and was about to make off when Samus arrived. After a brief struggle, Ridley flew out of the station and set the self-destruct to destroy the entire station. Samus barely made it out alive, but flew away in her gunship, while Ceres exploded behind her.
She managed to track Ridley and the other Pirates to Zebes, and there discovered that the Space Pirates had rebuilt their old base on the planet and had returned to their old plan of cloning Metroids. Mother Brain had returned as the head of the base, as had Ridley and Kraid. Two new Pirate generals had been recruited as well: Phantoon, a ghostly being that haunted the Wrecked Ship, and Draygon, a massive Evir which presided over Maridia. After defeating them all, Samus was granted access to Tourian. She proceeded to exterminate the Pirate-cloned Metroids she found there, but was suddenly attacked by a massive Metroid, far larger than any she had ever seen. All her weaponry was useless against it and soon the Metroid had her down. Just moments away from her death, the Metroid strangely relinquished its hold and fled, and Samus realized that it was the Baby, enhanced through unknown means.
Samus continued through Tourian until she encountered Mother Brain and proceeded to destroy her tank as before. Though she appeared to be defeated, Mother Brain suddenly emerged from the wreckage in a massive new body. Samus fought with all her might, but Mother Brain retaliated with the Laser Brain Attack, leaving Samus near death once more. Just before Mother Brain could launch another blow, the infant Metroid suddenly arrived, sucked the life out of Mother Brain, then began transferring the life to Samus. Mother Brain was not yet dead, though, and it began attacking the Metroid. An energy shot from Mother Brain finished off the Baby, but Samus had been revived and used Mother Brain’s own Hyper Beam against her until she was no more. Mother Brain's death triggered yet another self-destruct mechanism, only this time, the entire planet was engulfed in the explosion. Samus escaped with her life, while Zebes, the ancient home of the Chozo, was lost forever.Current Situation:
Some say Samus is yet to reach the heights she had once attained. After the death of ‘Baby’, she hasn’t really been the same. She still works as a bounty hunter, but has joined an organization that fights a common enemy, an enemy she thinks resembles the Space Pirates. Weapon: Power Suit (Varia Upgrade)
- Samus’ most notable piece of equipment is, of course, her Power Suit, which has become virtually synonymous with her own identity. This suit was given to her when she first began living with the Chozo, and was built to be fused with her mind, body, and soul.
The basic Power Suit provides Samus with the basic Power Beam through her Arm Cannon for offensive capabilities, life support to enable her to survive in situations with no breathable air, enhanced mobility to compliment her acrobatic skills, augmented physical strength, and offering protection from her surroundings. Designed by the Chozo, it incorporates the most cutting-edge of this race's technology. The suit is modular in nature, allowing for modifications and enhancements when special upgrades are received. But the suit isn't limited to only Chozo upgrades; upgrades from different cultures have been incorporated, such as the Luminoth (Dark, Light, and Annihilator Beam; Dark and Light Suit), the Galactic Federation (PED Suit), and even the Space Pirates (Nova Beam; Hazard Shield), but upgrades born from largely different technologies don't always integrate as smoothly as more compatible technologies tend to.-Arm Cannon.
The Arm Cannon is Samus's main offensive tool. It provides her with offensive capabilities for hostile situations, and like the Power Suit, is highly modular. Mainly, it utilizes various Beam Weapon & Missile Launcher technologies. These weapons are all contained within the device, and can be switched between should the need arise.
The Arm Cannon can change configurations to accomodate different weapon technologies. With the Charge Beam upgrade, a concentrated burst of a beam weapon will build outside of the Arm Cannon barrel. When launched, it causes a much higher amount of damage. The three rings just behind the forward barrel of the Arm Cannon seem to act as a shock absorber for this upgrade and the Missile Launcher.Current Standard Issue Beams:Ice Beam
- It fires a potent beam that has the power to freeze most enemies. When frozen, certain enemies can be shattered with Missiles. It is commonly used to combat Metroids, as it exploits their weakness to low temperatures.Plasma Beam
- It is a thin ray capable of piercing multiple enemies; it appears as a short-range beam of intense heat that can be used to melt ice and weld metals. Charge Beam
- Samus can focus energy into her Arm Cannon and later release it at any time. The resulting charged shot is many times more powerful than firing a normal beam (though the exact power varies between games) and is capable of damaging certain enemies that a standard beam cannot. In fact, some enemies can only be damaged by charged shots. The Charge Beam's appearance is reminiscent of the beam(s) currently in use and usually takes the form of a concentrated ball of energy.Grapple Beam
- A beam weapon with tethering properties. It is used to latch onto certain surfaces, allowing Samus to swing from this point and reach areas that would be otherwise unreachable. Morph Ball
- The Morph Ball is one of the Power Suit's most prominent features. It allows Samus to transform her surrounding body armor into the shape of a metal sphere, allowing for movement into much smaller spaces. Her body retracts to a sphere about 2 and a half feet wide. This metal sphere has several offensive upgrades, such as Bombs and Power Bombs. These are used primarily for clearing environmental obstacles, but are occasionally used for combative applications. She can also traverse vertical surfaces while in this form, and jump for short distances. Screw Attack
– An aura of electrical energy that cascades from the power armor when Samus does a forward or backward flip. Combined with the metajumping skills of the suit, this is effect for large swarms of flying creatures. Defensive
- The Power Suit relies on an extremely durable energy shield to protect Samus from attacks. The shield is powered by Samus's Energy Tanks, and is capable of withstanding any attack, as long as there is enough energy to absorb the attack. The energy shield can also protect Samus from environmental hazards such as acid, lava, and Fuel Gel, however Samus's energy reserves will drain constantly and rapidly while in contact with these substances. The more Energy Tanks the Power Suit has, the more powerful the energy shield becomes. In addition, Suit Upgrades such as the Varia and Gravity Suit can increase the energy shield's ability to dissipate attacks, and even render the energy shield invulnerable to certain substances.
The energy shield typically manifests itself as an aura that completely surrounds Samus when she is attacked. In the Prime games it is only visible in Morph Ball form as a red aura.
When Samus's energy reserves run out, the suit can no longer be maintained and it disintegrates, leaving Samus in her Zero Suit. In some cases the suit cannot be re-activated due to extreme damage and Samus is stuck in her Zero suit until she repairs it.
The Power Suit's computer system is apparently quite powerful: in addition to maintaining the suit's weapons, defense features, movement, life-support system, and heads-up display, it possesses enough artificial intelligence to retrieve data from the creature, structure, and flora and fauna databank through use of the Scan Visor and produce in-depth tactical analysis of acquired items and encountered creatures or technologies which can be scanned. The suit is also capable of quickly interfacing with and even hacking into a wide variety of alien computer systems, including scan terminals and Hand Scanners designed by cultures as varied as the Alimbic, the Luminoth, the Galactic Federation, the Elysians, and the Space Pirates. This system has its limits, however.Zero Suit –
A skintight jumpsuit of Chozo design. It is metallic blue in color, and has far less defense than her power armor, of course. But while wearing the Zero Suit, she is more agile and quick on her feet. The Zero Suit is the ‘starting armor’, a sub armor. She wears it under her Power Armor, and is actually used to materialize the Power Armor. When the Power Armor is deactivated, or to heavily damaged, it will dissipate and leave Samus in her Zero Suit. While wearing the Zero Suit, she carries the Paralyzer. It’s a pistol that fires single blasts of energy designed to paralyze opponents temporarily. Basically it’s a stun weapon. Special Powers:
Thus far in her journeys, she hasn’t picked up any out of the ordinary powers or abilities. Strengths:
Samus is an excellent combatant, be in it ranged battle or hand to hand. She has been training her whole life for battle, and her prowess in combat shows that. The addition of her Power Armor makes her one of the most renowned and feared bounty hunters in the whole galaxy. She has never failed to bring down a mark, or to accomplish her mission. Even if it was at great personal sacrifice.
She also has a vast working knowledge of much alien technology, using and repairing alien tech. This comes in handy being a bounty hunter, sometimes you need to improvise during missions. You need to use whatever is around you in order to survive and get your bounty. Weaknesses:
While her DNA has been enhanced by the Chozo, she is still very vulnerable without her Power Suit. The suit itself has a limited power supply, and in any drawn out battle it will disengage and leave Samus vulnerable. While she will still have her Zero Suit, it is extremely limited compared to the Power Suit. Her suit is an incredible piece of Chozo technology, but at the end of the day it is just that, technology. And like all technology, it can be overcome with the proper tools or strategies. And the technology is reliant upon the human within the technology.
On a more personal level, Samus does have many hangups about her life. Or rather, what it is she has seen in her life. Those she has lost, those that have been taken away from her. This is a recurring fear in her life, and sometimes all out paralyzing fear. But this is a rare feat, to be honest.