For fighter info, see Zero Suit Samus (SSBB).
|Zero Suit Samus|
Screenshot of Zero Suit Samus from Super Smash Bros. Brawl
|Debut||Metroid: Zero Mission (2004)|
|Console of origin||Nintendo Entertainment System|
In Zero Suit: Game Boy Advance
|Hair color||Officially blonde, though she has had brown hair in the past|
|Homeworld||Born on Earth colony K-2L, raised on Zebes.|
|Created by||Makoto Kanoh|
|Designed by||Hiroji Kiyotake|
|English voice actor||Jennifer Hale (Metroid Prime series)|
Alesia Glidewell (Super Smash Bros. Brawl)
Jessica Martin (Other M)
Zero Suit Samus (ゼロスーツサムス, Zero Sūtsu Samusu), often abbreviated as ZSS, 0SS or Zamus is Samus Aran without her Power Suit, in her Zero Suit. The name is taken from Metroid: Zero Mission, the first game to feature her form fitting suit.
Samus is covered completely from neck to toe in a form fitting blue suit with a pink sensory array on her back. Her long blonde hair is tied back into a ponytail with a red band. Although quicker and more agile without her suit, she is also less heavily armed, resorting to her small emergency pistol, which can use to defend herself.
Zero Suit Samus first appeared in Metroid: Zero Mission, a remake of the original Metroid for Game Boy Advance. Following the "normal finale" following Samus' defeat of Mother Brain, Samus escapes the base on Planet Zebes. A cutscene immediately follows which shows her shedding her Power Suit in order to fly her original Gunship. However, Space Pirate ships shoot her down back onto Zebes. Stranded and without her Power Suit, Samus must infiltrate a nearby Space Pirate compound and sneak her way into an area where an ancient Chozo test will allow the Power Suit to rematerialize onto her.
Zero Suit Samus makes another playable appearance during the timed escape sequence at the end of Metroid: Other M, escaping with Adam Malkovich's helmet.
Though Zero Suit Samus did not appear in the game, there is a special trophy only accessible by Action Replay (or other hacks) called Samus Unmasked, which shows Samus with her helmet in her hand.
It's said that the orphaned Samus Aran was raised by the few survivors of the Chozo race. They armed her with a Power Suit and taught her the ways of advanced combat; even burdened with her heavy suit, Samus is as graceful as a butterfly. In the Metroid series, it was standard that Samus would remove her helmet and armor if you cleared the game fast enough.
Oddly enough, the trophy depicts Zero Suit Samus as a brunette, while in Metroid: Zero Mission, Metroid Prime (Her helmet is off at the end), Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, Metroid: Other M, and Super Smash Bros. Brawl, she has blonde hair.
- Main Article: Zero Suit Samus (SSBB)
Zero Suit Samus is a newcomer in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Her playstyle has been described by many as being similar to Sheik, in that she possesses many quick and acrobatic moves and transforms from another character. Equipped with a paralyzing laser gun, here named the Paralyzer, that has the ability to transform into a plasma whip, Zero Suit Samus retains Samus' Tether Recovery capabilities.
- Samus Aran without her mighty Power Suit. In this condition, she does not have the firepower she's famed for but is in full possession of the agility and athleticism she gained through her childhood training with the Chozo. Without the armor, she's also much, much faster. The weapon she carries is a self-protection device known as a Paralyzer that stops enemies cold.
- Metroid: Zero Mission (2004)