Samus Aran Title:
Samus, when out of her suit, has a body build that could easily be described as 'amazonian,' being tall (measuring up to 6' 3"), quite fit, and certainly not lacking in the feminine gift department. Her hair is long and blonde, and she has striking blue eyes. In more everyday situations, she prefers to wear practical and comfortable clothes more than worry about what's in style and what is fashionable. When geared up for more combat oriented situations, she dons a rather form fitting suit known as the Zero Suit. Over the Zero Suit, she normally wears her iconic Chozo created powered armor.Personality:
"Gentle and kind, yet with the fury of a warrior" was how one of the Chozo who had helped raise Samus described her, and they were not wrong. Samus can certainly be courageous and fierce both in battle and in defending others, but she also has a softer, more compassionate side to her. Not that it is always easy to see said side given that she attempts to keep people at arm's length for personal reasons, opting to not get too close to anyone if she can help it. This creates an initial illusion of being a bit cold and distant, despite the fact that she does at least care about the well being of those around her. She can get a bit snarky and sarcastic at times, as well, and is usually more amicable to those who have managed to get past the initial hurdle and have gotten to know her better.Game:
Metroid Series, Smash BrosCurrent Story:
After the events in which she directed a BSL (Biologic Space Laboratories) Space Station on a destructive collision course with planet SR-388, Samus fell off the radar. For a time, at least. However, as the news about the Mugen Virus came out and spread, she didn't waste too much time in making an appearance. This wasn't the first shitstorm she had encountered and felt a need to address, and she'd be damned if it was the last one.Weapon(s): Power Suit
Samus' power suit is a marvel of Chozo technology. Though in its most basic form it might seem a little underwhelming, the Chozo designed it to be capable of being upgraded without too much difficulty at all. The suit is actually able to assimilate a great many technology based upgrades. It comes equipped with an arm cannon that can rapidly fire blasts of energy. This beam weapon is known as the Power Beam. It also comes equipped with Oxygen Supply Equipment that allows her to breathe almost indefinitely in the vacuum of space, underwater, and other areas where breathable air is scarce or nonexistent, and even helps her to resist airborne toxins. It comes with a pair of visor functions, the Combat Visor and the Scan Visor. The former provides Samus with a HUD layout containing a radar, a mini-map, lock-on reticules to assist with aiming, an energy and ammo counter, and a danger assessment meter to warn her of nearby environmental threats. The latter allows Samus to scan creatures and objects, learning more data about them and, depending on the nature of the object, interacting with them to an extent (IE turning an elevator on, unlocking a mechanical door, activating other various devices). Samus is incapable of using any of her weaponry while scanning, though she can remain mobile while scanning. There is a range limit that she has to remain aware of, however. Scanning takes time, with more complex and/or powerful things requiring more time. Scanning creatures can provide Samus with information on them that could prove useful in defeating them, such as revealing their attacks and mannerisms. The suit itself bonds biologically with Samus while it is active, and cannot be removed without her cooperation. It can be removed and equipped through a matter-to-energy method at will, and requires superhuman willpower and mental control to keep equipped. Samus has been trained by the Chozo to be able to keep this concentration going for extended periods of time, even through multiple battles in a row.
-Oxygen Supply EquipmentZero Suit
While wearing the Power Suit, should her concentration be actively and completely disrupted or the suit's energy deplete due to large enough amounts of received damage, Samus' armor will demanifest and leave Samus in her Zero Suit. It is a skintight, full-body jumpsuit that allows Samus to move more quickly at the cost of defense and access to the upgrades tied to her armor. Said upgrades are not permanently lost, just inaccessible until a time she can re-equip the Power Suit. At any point where she is wearing the Zero Suit, all she will have to defend herself with are her martial training and a Paralyzer. This stun pistol, as its name suggests, can only cause temporary paralysis, and even then it requires a short time to charge energy between each stunning shot. It automatically charges when not being fired.
-Decreased defense and firepower
StatsGeneral Abilities LVL 1
0% Crit Rate
XP ////////// (0/10)
Charge Beam - While the power beam that comes with her armor can be fired rapidly, the charge beam allows her to instead build up energy within her arm cannon to fire a single, more powerful blast. The tradeoff for this extra bit of oomph is that it requires a short time to charge, preventing her from firing rapidly. It is quite useful against enemies that are tougher and/or have better defenses that require more potent attacks to penetrate. Many of Samus' other beam weapons can be charged as well, provided she has acquired them.Special Abilities
Slot One Items
Physically Powerful - Due to her Chozo enhanced DNA and the large amounts of training she has received, Samus is well above normal human standards in terms strength, speed, and athletic capability. Wearing her armor really doesn't hinder her at all, either, and she has a surprising amount of mobility in it.
Veteran Warrior - Samus has seen and been through a lot of dangerous situations, some of which could be described as impossible. She's fairly tough willed, and it's difficult to unnerve her after all of the shit she's done and fought.
Varied Arsenal - Samus' Power Suit is very easy to upgrade, and has a plethora of weapons and abilities it can obtain. Samus not only has a nice variety of miscellaneous upgrades, but can switch between her available arm cannon options on the fly, allowing her to easily adapt her offense according to the situation.
Metroid DNA - Due to the vaccine made from Metroid cells she received, Samus' genetic makeup was slightly altered. This has allowed her to absorb the deadly X-parasites and draw strength from their energy, likely due to the energy absorbing qualities of Metroids themselves. Larval Metroids that she encountered after the vaccine also seemed to not attack her, very possibly recognizing her as one of their own. Perhaps this trait could be useful against other enemies that like to latch onto their victims, as well...Weaknesses
Low Temperatures - One of Samus' most glaring and obvious weaknesses comes from a side effect of the Metroid vaccine that saved her life, leaving her vulnerable to cold. She gets uncomfortable in chillier temperatures, and even starts taking constant damage if the temperatures are too low. Ice based attacks can easily freeze her solid should they connect, leaving her exceedingly vulnerable to followup attacks, especially those of a concussive nature. While she can get around this weakness with a Varia Suit upgrade or better, should she be caught out of said suit (in Zero Suit form or otherwise) this weakness returns in full force. This also normally prevents her from using her Ice Beam upgrade, though she has managed to work around that inability before.
Equipment Reliant - While Samus does have training that allows her to put up a fight while wearing only the Zero Suit, the vast majority of her capabilities are tied to her Power Suit and its upgrades. Without wearing it, she's not only much more limited in what she is capable of doing, but is also more vulnerable where defensive capabilities are concerned.
Insubordinate - In her latest escapade, Samus not only willfully and knowingly disobeyed a direct order from the Galactic Federation (the governing force of her game series), she destroyed the objects of research that they were wanting to investigate. Never mind the fact that her act of disobedience likely saved the universe, such willful insubordination towards that level of authority certainly is not without consequences.
Loner - Samus, traditionally, works alone. While teamwork is not a new concept for her, thanks to her time in the Smash Bros. games, it is not something she is entirely comfortable with. While she can be social, it is usually more stiff and professional in nature than cordial. As such, she also can have a difficult time making friends, mostly due to her uneasiness towards getting close to anyone. It takes the other person being patient and persistent to get through to her.Achievements