Dark Samus

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Dark Samus
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Official artwork of Dark Samus from Metroid Prime 3: Corruption.

Universe Metroid
Debut Metroid Prime (2002)
Smash Bros. appearances Brawl
Most recent non-Smash appearance Metroid Prime: Trilogy (2009)
Console of origin Nintendo GameCube
Species Phazon-based human/Metroid hybrid
Gender Female
Place of origin Phaaze (Phazon), Tallon IV (Metroid Prime)
Article on Metroid Wiki Dark Samus

Dark Samus (ダークサムス, Dark Samus) is a character from the Metroid series, specifically the Metroid Prime games.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Dark Samus appears as a trophy and as a sticker. Additionally, a "Dark Samus" appears in Co-Op Event 7: Battle of the Dark Sides, though it is merely a blackened version of Samus and not the actual Dark Samus. It teams up with Dark Link against the two players that plays as their light counterparts, Link as player one and Samus as player two.

Trophy information[edit]

Dark Samus - Brawl Trophy.png
Dark Samus
A twin image of Samus, encountered near the beginning of Metroid Prime 2: Echoes. Dark Samus is identical to Samus in every way but color—she even uses similar attacks. There are many theories on the origin of Dark Samus, but none are proven. Dark Samus uses Phazon for energy and can absorb it to heal damage. Samus encounters Dark Samus a number of times.
GameCube: Metroid Prime 2: Echoes

The description is inaccurate, as Dark Samus' suit is a warped version of Samus' Phazon Suit and her origin actually is known, as she is the Metroid Prime reborn as a Phazon-based human/Metroid hybrid following the creature's absorption of Samus' DNA and Phazon Suit at the end of the game.


Name Game Effect Character(s)
Dark Samus Metroid Prime 2: Echoes EffectIcon(Normal).png Resistance +11 SamusHeadSSBB.pngZeroSuitSamusHeadSSBB.png
Brawl Sticker Dark Samus (Metroid Prime 2 Echoes).png
Dark Samus
(Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

As an Assist Trophy[edit]

Dark Samus using Phazon tentacles as an attack.

Dark Samus appears in her design from Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. Some of her attack animations are similar to Samus's, such as her down tilt and up smash. She hops around with long jumps, attacking with three different moves:

  • Her first attack involves firing a volley from her arm cannon straight forward, dealing multiple low damage hits and knocking opponents away on the final hit. The volley deals 21% total, with low knockback.
  • Her second attack sees her firing four homing laser spheres into the air. Each sphere deals 6% and moderately low knockback.
  • The third attack only occurs if she is near an opponent, where she summons Phazon tentacles from the ground which deal 12% and decent knockback.

Before leaving, she poses with her Arm Cannon in front of her face. Like several other Assist Trophies, she can be defeated if she takes enough hits, where she will leave by fading out in a bright blue flash.

Other appearances[edit]

Samus's Dark Samus color scheme (far left).

Dark Samus's color scheme is also the basis of one of Samus's alternate colors. In an event match, this color scheme is used to simulate Samus battling Dark Samus. Similarly, the color scheme appears in a co-op event match that features several playable antagonists as opponents.

Trophy information[edit]

3DS trophy.
Wii U trophy.
Dark Samus
ntsc This terrifying creature is made of Phazon. Along with regenerative abilities, she can also brainwash her victims and clone herself. Summoned into Smash Bros., she resembles Samus Aran and mimics some of her moves, firing Arm Cannon blasts, launching homing missiles, or even unleashing Phazon.
pal An exceptionally strong and terrifying being made of Phazon. She's able to regenerate, brainwash her victims and even clone herself. When summoned in this game, she'll either fire rapid blasts from her Arm Cannon, launch homing missiles, or unleash Phazon across the surrounding area, depending on where her target is.
GameCube: Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (11/2004)
Wii: Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (10/2007)


Official render of Dark Samus in Metroid Prime 3.

Dark Samus is a doppelgänger of Samus Aran, created when the defeated Metroid Prime absorbed Samus' Phazon Suit after the final battle of Metroid Prime. The result was a phenomenally strong creature, with the same abilites as the real Samus, as well as powerful Phazon-based attacks.


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