Dark Samus

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Dark Samus
Dark Samus SSBU.png
Artwork of Dark Samus from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Species Metroid fused with human DNA and Phazon
First appearance Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (2004, Metroid series)
Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008, Mario-related media, cameo as a trophy and a sticker)
Latest appearance Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (2007, Metroid series)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018, Mario-related media)

Dark Samus is the main antagonist of the Metroid Prime subseries of the Metroid series debuting in Metroid Prime 2: Echoes. She is a doppelganger of Samus Aran and a form of Metroid Prime, created after it merged with Samus's Phazon Suit to survive following its defeat on Tallon IV in the original Metroid Prime.


Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Dark Samus does not appear in a physical form, though she appears as 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 a +11 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 as an Assist Trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Dark Samus appears as an Assist Trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, taking 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's alternate colorations.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

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Super Smash Bros. character
Dark Samus
Dark Samus SSBU.png
Game appearances
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (unlockable)
Special moves
Standard:  Charge Shot
Side:  Missile
Up:  Screw Attack
Down:  Bomb
Final Smash:  Phazon Laser
Battle entrance
Dark Samus emerges from a blue wormhole surrounded in darkness before it fades away.
SmashWiki article: Dark Samus (SSBU)
Dark Samus's stock icon

Dark Samus is as an unlockable playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which marks not only her playable debut in the Super Smash Bros. series, but also her first playable appearance in any game. Being an Echo Fighter of Samus, Dark Samus has the same moveset but with different properties. She also floats above the ground in a fashion similar to Mewtwo. Dark Samus's Final Smash, Phazon Laser, is similar to Samus's Zero Laser, though it is colored black rather than blue.

In the Adventure mode, Dark Samus is not seen when the fighters oppose Galeem for the first time. However, she, like every fighter except Kirby, is hit by one of Galeem's beams of light and imprisoned in the World of Light, where a Puppet Fighter of her is created. Said Puppet Fighter initially serves Galeem, but is later brought under Dharkon's control. The Dharkon-serving Dark Samus Puppet Fighter is eventually defeated, freeing the real Dark Samus who joins Kirby's team against Galeem and Dharkon.

Classic Mode route[edit]

Dark Samus's Classic Mode route is titled "The Great Poison Given Form", where she teams up with "dark" versions of characters against protagonists.

The Great Poison Given Form
Round Opponent(s) Rule Stage Song
1 Link Team Battle
(Ally: Zelda)
Hyrule Castle Hyrule Castle (Outside)
2 Chrom, Lucina Team Battle
(Ally: Robin)
Arena Ferox Power-Hungry Fool
3 Ryu Team Battle
(Ally: Ken)
Suzaku Castle M. Bison Stage Type B
4 Squirtle, Charizard, Pikachu Team Battle
(Ally: Ivysaur)
Saffron City Battle! (Team Galactic)
5 Mario, Peach, Daisy Team Battle
(Ally: Luigi)
Princess Peach's Castle Main Theme - Luigi's Mansion (Brawl)
6 Samus, Ridley Free-for-All Norfair Vs. Ridley (Brawl)
Final Master Hand, Crazy Hand (intensity 7.0 or higher) Final Destination Master Hand
Master Hand / Crazy Hand (intensity 7.0 or higher)

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]


# Name Image Appearance(s) Description
377 Dark Samus
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.


Image Game Effect
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[edit]


Name 3DS Image Wii U Image Appears in NTSC-U Description PAL Description
Dark Samus SSB3DS Dark Samus Trophy.png DarkSamusTrophyWiiU.png GCN Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (11/2004)
Wii Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (08/2007)
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. 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.

Blue indicates exclusive to the Wii U version.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Palutena's Guidance[edit]

  • Palutena: Is that Dark Samus?!
  • Pit: You know her?
  • Palutena: She's a being of pure Phazon created after Metroid Prime absorbed DNA from Samus's Phazon Suit.
  • Pit: No wonder she looks like Samus.
  • Viridi: Samus's suit and a Metroid combined? There's no way she isn't strong.
  • Palutena: Oh, she's strong all right. Along with ruthless and cunning.
  • Pit: Um, so what's a Phazum?
  • Palutena: It's Phazon. A blue radioactive substance that can produce massive amounts of energy. However, it can suddenly mutate and become invasive to mineral elements, making it incredibly dangerous.
  • Viridi: The monkeys never should have messed with the stuff, but they insisted and it blew up in their faces.
  • Palutena: Dark Samus was defeated, but the power of Phazon brought her back. A sentient Phazon being with free will. Between Dark Samus and Ridley, Samus has no shortage of archenemies.

Name in other languages[edit]

Dark Samus's page on other NIWA wikis:
Language Name Meaning
Japanese ダークサムス
Dāku Samusu
Dark Samus
Spanish Samus Oscura Dark Samus
French Samus Sombre Dark Samus
Dutch Dark Samus -
German Dunkle Samus Dark Samus
Italian Samus Oscura Dark Samus
Russian Тёмная Самус
Tyomnaya Samus
Dark Samus
Korean 다크 사무스
Dakeu Samuseu
Dark Samus
Chinese 黑暗薩姆斯 (Traditional)
黑暗萨姆斯 (Simplified)
Hēi'àn Sàmǔsī
Dark Samus