Zero Suit Samus

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This article is about Samus in her Zero Suit. For information about Samus herself, see here.
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Super Smash Bros. Character
Zero Suit Samus
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Game Appearances
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (upcoming)
Special Moves
Standard:  Paralyzer
Side:  Plasma Whip
Up:  Plasma Wire
Down:  Flip Jump
Final Smash:  Power Suit Samus
Battle Entrance
Samus' power suit falls off.

“Is that all?”
Zero Suit Samus, Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Zero Suit Samus is an alternate form of Samus that originates from the Metroid game, Metroid: Zero Mission. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, she made her debut as a playable fighter, where she could be playable after Samus releases her Power Suit by using her Final Smash. She could also be selected at the start of a match by pressing a shield button on the character selection screen. During battle, Samus can become Zero Suit Samus at any time by quickly performing the Taunts ↑↓↑. It has been confirmed Zero Suit Samus will return in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, except this time, she will take up her own character slot and be a separate entity than regular Power Suit Samus.

History[edit]

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Samus, after using the Zero Laser.
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Main article: SmashWiki:Zero Suit Samus (SSBB)

When Samus finishes her Final Smash, the Zero Laser, the force of the beam is so strong it causes the Power Suit to fall off, which was seen in the E3 Trailer. Once this happens, she is left only in her Zero Suit. Players can pick up and throw the pieces of her armor, which now act similarly to items. Zero Suit Samus is more swift and agile than her armored form, though lighter and easier to KO. She can now also use a gun that transforms into an energy whip. Her whip also has a similar function as Link's Hookshot. Also at the character selection screen, when players select Samus, they should hold the following buttons at the "Ready to Fight!" message appears:

  • With the Wii Remote, Minus Button and Plus Button should be held.
  • With the Wii Remote and Nunchuk, Nunchuk Z Button and Plus Button should be held.
  • With the Classic Controller, Classic Controller L Button or Classic Controller R Button and Plus Button should be held.
  • With the GameCube Controller, L Button or R Button and START/PAUSE Button should be held.

If done correctly, Zero Suit Samus' head will appear as her icon in the top left corner.

Solid Snake Codec Conversation[edit]
  • Snake: Mei Ling, Samus took her clothes off!
  • Mei Ling: That's just her in the Zero Suit, Snake.
  • Snake: Without that bulky Power Suit, she's gotten a lot more agile... You know, I bet if I took off all this heavy gear, I could catch her.
  • Mei Ling: Um, yeah, you wish. Even without the Power Suit, all that training she did with the Chozo has made her a super athlete. I don't think a normal human could ever keep up. Just look at her.
  • Snake: ...Her loss.
The Subspace Emissary[edit]
Zero Suit Samus's snapshot in The Subspace Emissary.

Samus first appears in the Subspace Emissary in her Zero Suit, infiltrating the Research Facility to retrieve her stolen Power Suit. Along the way, she finds Pikachu trapped in a power generator and frees it. Eventually, Samus tracks her Power Suit down, but was stopped by evil copies of it. She defeats them and retrieves her suit. She, along with Pikachu, spends most of the Subspace Emmisary in either the The Research Facility or The Subspace Bomb Factory. When Samus is selected on the World Map, she can still be turned into Zero Suit Samus by pressing the Nunchuk C Button button on the Nunchuk or similar buttons mapped to grabbing in other control layouts.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U[edit]

Zero Suit Samus's artwork from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U.

Zero Suit Samus reappears for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U as an independent character, after the removal of in-battle transformation moves. As a result, she will have a different Final Smash. For her general moveset, she adopts different footwear which enables her kicking moves to be more powerful and have an electricity effect. These jet boots have also replaced her up special move of using her whip, as her jet boots are able to propel her instead. Other details of her moveset are unknown.

Special Moves[edit]

Paralyzer[edit]

Zero Suit Samus's Paralyzer.

Paralyzer is a Special Move that is used by Zero Suit Samus in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. When used, Samus will fire an electric ray from her gun, which will paralyze players who get hit. When this happens, the opponent will be stunned in one spot, allowing Zero Suit Samus to attack or run away. It can also be used to stop an opponents attack. If Zero Suit Samus charges the gun a bit more, the opponent will be stunned longer. If the player does a down smash with this move, she will fire at the opponent's feet. Paralyzer is also used by Kirby if he has copied Zero Suit Samus' power.

Plasma Whip[edit]

Zero Suit Samus's Plasma Whip.

Plasma Whip is Zero Suit Samus's Side Special move in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. When Zero Suit Samus uses the whip, she shoot a plasma whip from her Gun. This move goes very far, and it is assumed she can keep it out for a while, damaging players who hit the whip. This can be compared with Sheik's Chain move. The tip of the whip is the strongest part of the whip, and thus, causes more damage.

Plasma Wire[edit]

Zero Suit Samus's Plasma Wire.

Plasma Wire is the name of Zero Suit Samus's Up special move, which she uses in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. When she uses it, using her gun, she will fire a plasma beam in any direction she is facing, which will continue to grab a player who the whip hits. This is similar to Link and Young Link's Hookshot. She can also use this as a Tether Recovery move. When it clings on to a part of the stage, she can retract the whip, bringing her back to the stage safely. It has a very large range, so is more useful than the Hookshot. The move can damage anyone that gets caught in the whip. Curiously, when she uses the move in the air and misses the stage, she doesn't go into a helpless state.

Flip Jump[edit]

Zero Suit Samus's Flip Jump.

Flip Jump is Zero Suit Samus's Down Special Move in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Zero Suit Samus flashes as she does a flip and an arching jump through the air. This provides some horizontal and vertical recovery. It functions as Zero Suit Samus's Third Jump, but does not put Zero-Suit Samus into Helpless, allowing her to use her tether recovery in addition, which makes up for its relatively short length compared to other third jumps. She cannot perform the Flip Jump again until she lands or is hit.

If Zero Suit Samus hits a wall while performing the Flip Jump, she will automatically perform a Wall Jump. This does not count as the one Wall Jump Zero Suit Samus can perform without landing. She will automatically do up to 4 wall jumps if she continues to contact them soon enough, mostly in custom stages.

If the player inputs a standard attack, special, or grab (A, B, or Z on the Gamecube controller) while Zero Suit Samus is flashing, she will stick out her foot at a 45 degree angle, performing a kick. Anyone hit by this kick will be sent downwards in a moderate-power meteor smash.

If the player attempts to jump while Samus is still flashing, and she is just above a character or item, she will do a special spinning jump that can move great distances horizontally.

Power Suit Samus[edit]

Zero Suit Samus, using Power Suit Samus.
Samus with her Power Suit back.

Power Suit Samus is the Final Smash of Zero Suit Samus, in the game Super Smash Bros. Brawl. After Zero Suit Samus gets the Smash Ball and uses it, an energy whirl appears around her, which causes damage to opponents that touch around her. Zero Suit Samus then reappears from the flash in her Power Suit as normal Samus. It has the potential to KO players if they are close enough to Zero Suit Samus when she uses the attack.

Official Profiles and Statistics[edit]

Trophy Information from Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

# Name Image Appearance(s) Description
31 Zero Suit Samus
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GBA Metroid: Zero Mission
Wii Super Smash Bros. Brawl
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.
32 Power Suit Samus
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Wii Super Smash Bros. Brawl Zero Suit Samus's Final Smash. Samus loses her Power Suit when she fires the Zero Laser, but she can restore it--that is, she can return from her Zero Suit form to her familiar armored form. That being said, Zero Suit Samus is very quick with great reach, so there are tactical reasons to fight as is. If that's your preference, don't pick up any Smash Balls.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl Sticker Information[edit]

Image Game Effect
Running Zero Suit Samus Sticker.jpg Metroid: Zero Mission [Weapon] - Attack +25
Usable by: Samus, Zero Suit Samus
Zero Suit Samus Sticker.jpg Metroid: Zero Mission [Leg] - Attack +9
Usable by: Samus, Zero Suit Samus

Quotes[edit]

All quotations are from Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

  • "You're mine."
  • "Try me."
  • "Is that all?"
  • "Be still."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゼロスーツサムス
Zero Sūtsu Samusu
Spanish (NOA) Samus Zero Zero Samus
Spanish (NOE) Samus Zero Zero Samus
French (NOA) Samus sans combinaison Samus without suit
French (NOE) Samus sans armure Samus without armor
German Zero Suit Samus
Italian Samus Tuta Zero Zero Suit Samus
Portuguese Samus com Armadura Zero Samus with the Zero Armor
Russian Самус в нуль-костюме
Samus v nul'-kostyume
Zero-suit Samus
Chinese 萨姆斯・艾仁
Sàmǔsī Àirén

Trivia[edit]

  • Zero Suit Samus is one of the few characters not to be seen as a trophy because of her being normal Samus at the time.
  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl is the first game Samus actually talks in.
  • Her Zero Suit is never actually referred to as such in any Metroid title.