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Summary

It is a series of video games produced by Nintendo. One of the company's most notable franchises, the series' popularity spans several Nintendo consoles, with the first game, Metroid, released in 1986 for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Despite its popularity, it hasn't been the best in terms of sells, and has died twice as a franchise, once after Super Metroid, and another time after Metroid: Other M. Despite these shortcomings, it still remains as one of Nintendo's primary IPs.

The Metroid games chronicle the missions of bounty hunter Samus Aran in a science fiction setting which is heavily inspired by the Alien film franchise. Central plot elements are the Metroid organisms, Phazon, and the Space Pirates which try to exploit the Metroids' powers. The gameplay combines adventure based on exploration and item-gathering with platformer and shooter dynamics.

In terms of tech: The Galactic Federation reaches to about tier 8 and MFTL+ flight, the Space Pirates can break into Tier 5. Chozo and Luminoth tech hasn't been as explored, but it has shown a lot of power with what we've seen they can reach tier 4. Phazon amplifies said tech to absurd levels.

Characters: Space Pirates that are easily Town level, Dark Samus survived the explosion of Dark Aether, the Metroid can consume any kind of energy and grow stronger and deadlier, the Phazon mutates or kills living beings by screwing around with its genes, the X Parasite can assimilate everything related to their host (their look, powers and even knowledge) and they grow stronger each time. One of the haxiest, the Ruins Test is extremely dangerous, although ironically one of the weakest. Animus has the power to reset the universe through a massive black hole. Basically, this is a verse with the hax to back up the power.

Additionally, the lore of the verse boosts Phazon's hax to epic proportions, even including reality warping and anti-hax.

Current Chronology

Metroid Manga

Metroid Zero Mission

Metroid Prime

Metroid Prime: Hunters

Metroid Prime 2: Echoes

Metroid Prime 3: Corruption

Metroid Prime: Federation Force

Metroid: Samus Returns

Super Metroid

Metroid Other M

Metroid Fusion

Unknown Placement

Metroid Prime 4 (Working Title)

Samus and Joey (Most likely takes place after Super Metroid considering there are multiple references to the events of that game in Samus and Joey)

Notable Non-Canon / Former Canon

Metroid (NES). Replaced by Metroid: Zero Mission

Metroid 2: Return of Samus. Replaced by Metroid: Samus Returns

Metroid: Zebes Invasion Order

Metroid Wanpakku Manga

Super Metroid Manga

Super Metroid Comics (Nintendo Power)

Metroid Prime Comic

Metroid Prime: Episode of Aether

Characters

Bounty Hunters

Residents of Aether

Space Pirates

Parasites

Galactic Federation

Phazon Entities

Other

Gallery

Metroid Zero Mission Music - Title Theme03:35

Metroid Zero Mission Music - Title Theme

Metroid's most iconic Title Screen Theme

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