Armstrong Houston as he appears in Nintendo Power's Super Metroid (comic).
|Affiliation||Freelance (possibly Galactic Federation)|
Armstrong Houston is a Bounty Hunter who appears in the Super Metroid Nintendo Power comics series. Armstong was once saved by Samus Aran in an asteroid field and has since desired to be her partner. He uses a type of Power Suit which is blue with a black visor, and appears more bulky, although it is said in the comics that it possesses lower shielding and the inability to recharge energy.
He also possesses a gunship similar to the one Samus has in Metroid II: Return of Samus, Super Metroid, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, and Metroid: Other M. He does barely any fighting and is only around to collect bounties, but he does warn Samus of danger and cheers her on. He seems sort of desperate to be her partner.
A suit similar to his (blue with an orange visor) was one of the colors for Samus in Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Multiplayer mode. While Armstrong is the only named character in this story not to reappear in the Metroid Manga, he was a recurring character in the Blood of the Chozo interactive online story (set years after Mother Brain's defeat). He is referred to as Houston Barrimonde in this story.
- Armstrong Houston shares the same initials with another blue-suited acquaintance of Samus Aran, Anthony Higgs.
- His name may have originated from the last name of the astronaut Neil Armstrong, and the NASA base of mission control, which is Houston.
- There is a slight possibility that UMS 8 appearing outside Kraid's Room in Super Metroid is Armstrong Houston. However, since the game came out before the comic this is unlikely.
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