Dark Samus

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Dark Samus
Dark Samus Wii U.jpg
Dark Samus in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
Full name Dark Samus
First appearance Metroid Prime (2002, Metroid series)
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008, Mario series)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (2014)

Dark Samus is the main antagonist of the Metroid Prime series debuting in Metroid Prime 2: Echoes. Dark Samus is a form of Metroid Prime, created after it merged with Samus Aran's Phazon Suit in order to survive.


Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Dark Samus does not appear in a physical form, though she still has both a collectible trophy and a sticker, both depicting her appearance in Metroid Prime 2: Echoes. In Subspace Emissary, her sticker can only be equipped by Samus and Zero Suit Samus, and gives them an increase in their battering resistance when equipped.

A "Dark Samus" appears in co-op Event 7: Battle of the Dark Sides, though while it is meant to represent this character, this Dark Samus is merely Samus's model recolored to be completely black.

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

Dark Samus appears as an Assist Trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U using her appearance from Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. She attacks using a variety of Phazon-based abilities, such as tentacles that sprout from the ground, a burst of shots from her arm cannon, or spherical missiles that home in on enemies. If enough damage is dealt to her, a ball of light forms around her before she disappears; otherwise, she simply disappears after a period of time. Dark Samus is also the basis for one of Samus' alternate colorations.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]


Name Image Game Description
Dark Samus BrawlTrophy377.png GCN Metroid Prime 2: Echoes 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.


Name Image Artwork from Effect in The Subspace Emissary
Dark Samus Dark Samus Sticker.png Metroid Prime 2 Echoes Battering Resistance +11
Usable by: Samus, Zero Suit Samus

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

Name Image Appears In
(Wii U version only)
Dark Samus DarkSamusTrophyWiiU.png GCN Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (11/2004)
Wii Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (08/2007)
NA: 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.

EU: 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.