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A Bang is an unused creature in Super Metroid. It is referred to as a "Possessor-type" enemy, but what this entails is unclear. A Bang will float around a room until attacked. When attacked, it will flash and grow larger. After a certain number of attacks, Bang will explode, killing itself - but at the same time, unleashing all of the damage that Samus has inflicted on it in a massive shockwave. At later areas of the game where the beam's power is quite deadly, getting hit by the backlash from a Bang can be near-fatal. Luckily, Bang's explosive burst does not track Samus, and usually a simple Morph Ball evasion is enough to avoid getting hit.
It bears a resemblance to Metroid Prime's nucleus from the end of the first Prime game. It also resembles the Phaazoid species seen in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, and the Yameba in Metroid Fusion, the latter possibly being an infected and/or X-mimicked version of the Bang.
|Unused Bosses and Species|
|Metroid: Zero Mission||Crocomire • Ridley-2|
|Metroid Prime||Fireflea • Kraid • IceBoss • Ripper • Skree • Maggot • Kihunter • Sova • Chomper Fish • Experiment 7526 • "Tallon Chameleon" • "Carnivorous Plant" • "Phazon Blastcap" • "Phazon Burrower"|
|Metroid Prime 2: Echoes|| Dark Pirate Aerotrooper • Dark Shriekbat • Dark Sporb • Dark Triclops • Kenobite • Phlogus • Triclops • Zoomer • Sova • Icemite|
Metroid 1.5: Mad AI • Humetroid • Thrash-hunters • Shock beast
|Metroid Prime 3: Corruption||Advanced Pirate Militia • Advanced Shield Militia • Assault Pirate Militia • Assault Shield Militia • Big Metroid • Crocomire • Endocoon • Mantha • Phase Sprite • Phazite Armored Trooper • Phazon Tentacle • Reptilicus-G • Salamander|
|Super Metroid||Bang • Reflec • Stoke|
|Metroid: Other M||Zebesian|
|Metroid Fusion||Geega • "Hive" • Kago spawn • Skree • "Toxic Gas"|
|3DS Metroid game||Boss Creature|