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Samus Aran
Submitted by: AlbertWikowonkavitz
December 18, 2012
 
Samus Aran is a bounty huntress who used to be a Galactic Federation soldier. She stays mostly in solitude and carries out missions given to her by the Galactic Federation, while hunting down the Space Pirates and their leader Ridley, and the titular parasitic aliens known as Metroids. Her past with Ridley is tragic; at an early age, she saw Ridley kill her parents right in front of her, this being one of the main roots of her vendetta against him. She was taken in by the bird-like aliens known as the Chozo, from the planet Zebes, was infused with their DNA, and raised and trained amongst them as a warrior. She fights mostly while wearing a suit of armor with a cannon on the arm, usually the Power Suit, though many upgrades are available throughout the series.
 
      WORKS:
Super Metroid (Super Nintendo) - March 19, 1994
Metroid Prime (Nintendo GameCube) - November 18, 2002
Metroid: Other M (Nintendo Wii) - August 31, 2010



General Information
Offense   7 / 10 Origin   Metroid
Defense   5 / 10 Release Date   August 6, 1986
Projectile   7 / 10 Home Stage   Planet Zebes
Height   7 / 10 Voice Actor/Actress   Jennifer Hale (English) / Ai Kobayashi (Japanese)
Weight   6 / 10  
Speed   6 / 10 Taunt Up   Samus faces the screen, charging her arm cannon.
Attack Speed   7 / 10 Taunt Down   Samus holds her arm cannon, aims behind herself, then aims lower in front of herself. Her cannon glistens each time she aims.
Recovery   6 / 10 Taunt Side   Samus salutes while charging her arm cannon a bit.
Throwing   4 / 10 Entrance   A metallic tube appears, then opens up, with Samus facing forward.
Final Smash   8 / 10 Platform   Samus comes back down on a metallic platform just big enough for her to stand on, not unlike the elevator in Super Metroid.
Overall   6.3 / 10 Kirby Hat   Kirby gains Samus’s helmet, engulfing most of his body besides his arms and feet, and her arm-cannon on hand.
Special Traits

    Samus is in her original style Power Suit here, allowing her greater mobility, agility, and speed than before. However, this makes some of her physical attacks slightly less strong.
    Samus’s non-physical attacks usually come from her arm cannon. Her projectiles here have improved in power from Brawl. She also uses a Grapple Beam that can be used for grabs as well as a tether recovery.
    Alternating between her Up and Down Taunt rapidly can be used as an alternate method of turning into Zero Suit Samus, as well as pressing a specific button on the controller.
   
Basic Moveset
Attack Name Damage Short Description
Combo (1st)   Armored Punch 2% - 3%  
Combo (2nd)   Arm-Cannon Chop 4% - 6%   Samus brings her arm cannon down in an axe-like fashion.
Combo (3rd)   Armored Jab 2% - 3%   Samus follows up with a quick jabbing punch.
Combo (Rapid)   N/A  
Dash Attack   Shoulder Tackle 6% - 8%   Samus comes forward with her shoulder out, hitting into the opponent for decent knockback.
Side Tilt   Straight Kick 6% - 8%   Samus does a fast, straight-forward kick.
Up Tilt   High Kick and Heel 5% - 12%   Raises her leg up, then brings it down.
Down Tilt   Cannon Bust 10% - 12%   Samus fires a small, quick explosion from her arm cannon. Does decent knock-back.
Side Smash   Cannon Thrust 12% - 17%   Thrusts her arm cannon quickly in front of her. Faster than her other Smash Attacks, with good knockback. Can be charged for maximum damage.
Up Smash   Explosive Cannon 15% - 29%   Samus raises her arm cannon up above herself in an axe-like motion, firing off five small explosions. Can be charged for maximum damage.
Down Smash   Ground Sweep 14% - 18%   Crouches down and does a quick spinning kick on the ground. Can be charged for maximum damage.
Neutral Aerial   Thrust Kick 5% - 10%   Samus thrusts her leg forward, and slightly upward for a strong kick with decent knockback.
Forward Aerial   Air Cannon Bust 10% - 12%   Fires a quick explosion in front of herself.
Backward Aerial   Back Kick 8% - 12%   Very fast kick with her leg behind her.
Upward Aerial   Cannon Smack 5% - 10%   Smacks upward quickly with her arm cannon.
Downward Aerial   Cannon Swat 12% - 14%   Brings her arm cannon in a downward arched swipe.
Grab Tactic   Grapple Beam 4% - 6%   Sends an energized line from her arm cannon about 3 Kirbies length to catch opponents and reel them in to her.
Pummel   Quick Hand 2% - 3%   Slaps the opponent with her hand.
Forward Throw   Grapple Toss 6% - 8%   Brings the foe up with her Grapple Beam, then launches them forward.
Backward Throw   Grapple Toss Away 4% - 6%   Throws the opponent behind her with the Grapple Beam.
Upward Throw   Grapple Fly 6% - 8%   Throws the opponent upward with her Grapple Beam.
Downward Throw   Grapple Slam 8% - 10%   Picks the opponent up with her Grapple Beam, then slams them down to the ground.
Special Moves
Attack Name Damage Details
Standard Special   Charge Shot 3% - 26%   Samus charges a ball of energy to be shot from her cannon. This can range from slightly smaller than Mario’s Fireball as the minimum or as big as Kirby for the maximum. Samus can charge the shot by holding B, hold in the shot by letting go of B, allowing her to move freely while still having the shot at the amount she charged it, then release the shot by tapping B again, or charge it further by holding down B.
Side Special   Missile 3% - 10%   Samus fires a missile about the length of two of Mario’s Fireballs from her arm cannon. Samus will fire one of two missiles, depending on how the control stick is moved. Homing Missiles will come out if the direction is tilted. They home in on opponents very slowly, though they are poor at vertical movement, and will explode upon impact, causing about 3% to 5% damage. Super Missiles appear if the control stick is tapped straight forward, and move fast and straight forward and explode upon impact with anyone or anything, dealing 8% to 10% damage and decent knockback.
Up Special   Screw Attack 3% - 5%   Samus shoots into the air, curled up in a ball slightly, with electrical energy surrounding her. She spins around for about 2 extra jumps, and damages anyone who comes into contact with her.
Down Special   Morph Ball Bomb 2% - 7%   Samus goes into Morph Ball mode and drops a small bomb on the ground, which explodes after 2 seconds or if an opponent comes in contact with it. The explosion can launch Samus upward slightly, though it won’t damage her. In mid-air, bombing will automatically make Samus go into Morph Ball and slow down her fall. In the Morph Ball state, Samus can roll around freely and drop more bombs (3 on screen at a time) by pressing B. However, she is unable to use any of her other moves. She can go back to normal by pressing A.
Final Smash   Zero Laser 40% - 78%   Samus charges her buster and fires a giant beam of energy spanning at least 2/3 of Final Destination, lasting about 4 seconds. This is not necessarily a OHKO, but it can deal serious knockback in addition to the damage, and it can pull in items and enemies that are nearby enough. It can also be angled slightly up or down. After the Final Smash is finished, Samus’s armor is damaged and falls off, turning her into Zero Suit Samus. The fallen pieces of her armor can be picked up and thrown as items.
Theme Music
Song Title   Theme of Samus Aran, Space Warrior
From   Super Metroid
Composer(s)   Kenji Yamamoto, Minako Hamano
Zero Suit Samus
Submitted by: AlbertWikowonkavitz
December 18, 2012
 
When Samus is stripped of her armor, she has a Zero Suit on underneath. Her only weapon is an Emergency Pistol. She only wants to have both of these as a last resort, and will quickly try to gain back her armor, weapons, and other upgrades. In Super Smash Brothers Brawl, the Pistol had a Plasma Whip attachment as well.
 
      WORKS:
Metroid: Zero Mission (Game Boy Advance) - February 9, 2004
Metroid: Other M (Nintendo Wii) - August 31, 2010




General Information
Offense   5 / 10 Origin   Metroid: Zero Mission
Defense   3 / 10 Release Date   February 9, 2004
Projectile   6 / 10 Home Stage   Planet Zebes
Height   6 / 10 Voice Actor/Actress   Jennifer Hale (English) / Ai Kobayashi (Japanese)
Weight   4 / 10  
Speed   8 / 10 Taunt Up   Throws her gun up in the air slightly, then catches it. “Is that all?”
Attack Speed   8 / 10 Taunt Down   Does a spin while twirling the whip around her waist. “Get ready.”
Recovery   8 / 10 Taunt Side   Activates her whip, then flicks it. “Try me.”
Throwing   5 / 10 Entrance   Samus floats upward slightly as her armor bursts off, revealing her in her Zero Suit.
Final Smash   6 / 10 Platform   Samus comes back down on a metallic platform just big enough for her to stand on, not unlike the elevator in Super Metroid.
Overall   5.9 / 10 Kirby Hat   Kirby gains Samus’s hair.
Special Traits

    Zero Suit Samus lacks stamina and strength compared to Power Suit Samus, but is faster in general.
    ZSS uses a gun called the Paralyzer, which can also be converted into a Plasma Whip, which acts similarly to regular Samus’s Grapple Beam.
    ZSS can Crawl and Wall Jump.
    The same methods for turning from the Power Suit to the Zero Suit can be used for the reverse.
   
Basic Moveset
Attack Name Damage Short Description
Combo (1st)   Palm Strike 1% - 2%   Samus strikes straight forward with her palm.
Combo (2nd)   Pistol Whip 1% - 2%   Samus bashes with her gun.
Combo (3rd)   Hip Thrust 2% - 3%   Samus thrusts her hip at the opponent for a close hit.
Combo (Rapid)   N/A  
Dash Attack   Leaping Leg 5% - 7%   Leaps off the ground with a leg extended horizontally and moves forward a bit.
Side Tilt   Tilted Kick 4% - 6%   Samus does a quick kick depending on slight variations of the control stick. Slightly upward results in a high, horizontal kick, held to the side results in a straight forward kick, and slightly downward results in a low, short-range leg sweep.
Up Tilt   Splits Kick 3% - 11%   Does handstand-splits while spinning in place, with her legs moving up vertically. Hits twice with 3% to 5%, then 4% to 6%. Can hit enemies from both sides.
Down Tilt   Sweep Kick 4% - 6%   Quick sweeping kick on the ground. Can launch upward.
Side Smash   Whip Slice 4% - 14%   Slashes quickly forward with the whip. Good range, but poor knockback, and with lag at the beginning and end. Does more damage in front than behind.
Up Smash   Whip Spin 10% - 16%   Samus spins while extending and twirling the Plasma whip above her head. Hits multiple times, with good vertical range and decent horizontal range. Only the tip of the whip does knockback.
Down Smash   Ground Shot 9% - 15%   Aims down and shoots the Paralyzer at the ground, creating an electric effect in front of her. Has delayed knockback, but temporarily stuns the opponent. It also moves her slightly forward.
Neutral Aerial   ? 8% - 10%   Samus spins the whip around her body. Does good knockback and has decent range.
Forward Aerial   Flying Kick 5% - 10%   Flies forward slightly with a kick.
Backward Aerial   Back Kick 11% - 13%   Does a kick behind herself.
Upward Aerial   Flip Kick 7% - 9%   Flips upward for a dropkick-type move with both legs.
Downward Aerial   Down Kick 5% - 7%   Samus descends downward with a kick.
Grab Tactic   Plasma Whip Grab 3% - 5%   Reaches forward with her Plasma Whip. Has very long range, but lags and leaves her vulnerable if she misses.
Pummel   Knee Jab 1% - 2%   Jabs the opponent with her knee.
Forward Throw   Gun Basher 2% - 9%   Hits opponent with her gun twice. Once to bash quickly, once to move them away.
Backward Throw   Backward Dropkick 4% - 6%   Dropkicks the opponent to the ground behind her.
Upward Throw   Flipped Up Kick 6% - 8%   Flips up and kicks her opponent upward.
Downward Throw   Slam Stomp 2% - 7%   Slams the opponent to the ground, then stomps on them.
Special Moves
Attack Name Damage Details
Standard Special   Paralyzer 6% - 8%   Samus fires out a quick-moving, small ball of energy from her Pistol. This ball can be charged to be slightly bigger and do a bit more damage, but will automatically fire upon releasing B. This move will stun opponent for about 2 seconds, which is its main purpose.
Side Special   Plasma Whip 5% - 7%   Samus quickly whips straight forward with the Plasma Whip. This has multiple purposes. It can be used as a tether recovery, to grab opponents, or to grab items either on the stage or snatch them away from opponents.
Up Special   Plasma Wire 3% - 5%   Samus fires her whip upwards, which can be used to grab opponents and bring them down or as a tether recovery.
Down Special   Flip Jump 3% - 5%   Samus flashes as she does a flip and an arched jump in the air. It can function as a third jump, though it does not leave you in a helpless state, freeing you to use tether recovery to help further.
Final Smash   Power Suit Samus 20% - 36%   Samus stands still and floats up slightly as she radiates energy, pulling nearby opponents and items towards her and damaging anyone close enough. She then regains her suit somehow, which deals extra damage to anyone who was sucked in.
Theme Music
Song Title   Title Theme
From   Metroid: Zero Mission
Composer(s)   Kenji Yamamoto, Minako Hamano
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