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The Bioweapon Research Center (Known as the Living body arms development lab in the E3 2009 trailer) was a Galactic Federation base connected to the Biosphere in Metroid: Other M. Samus Aran arrived here while tracking the Deleter and met MB, pretending to be Madeline Bergman. MB proceeded to reveal that two dangerous organisms thought to be eradicated from the galaxy, Metroids and Ridley are cloned using remnants of their DNA located on Samus' Power Suit which are extracted from her soon after her last mission on Zebes.
The Bioweapon Research Center mostly contained mechanisms, presumably as a defense by MB against Samus to prevent her from reaching her. The only creatures seen here are Metroids.
- FG II-Graham
- Federation Marine
- Metroid Egg
- Mighty Griptian
- Queen Metroid
- Ring Beam Unit
The main room of the Bioweapon Research Center contained a large computer console which provided users with information regarding the state of the facilities. It could detect if there are any issues present in any of the sectors around the ship and display them. The terminal required an access code that only the key Bottle Ship staff knew.
To the left of the terminal was a Desbrachian door which disappeared after Samus left to destroy Sector 0. It was possible that MB released the creature inside the door when she was about to be attacked by James here. Behind this door was another area of the Research Center and Room MW.
The storage room was located on the ground floor through a lockable door. MB hid in this room when she entered and saw Samus at the console. She then opened the door after Samus explained her situation and let her into the room. "Madeline" then told Samus about her version of the events on the Bottle Ship. Afterwards, the room was locked with a grey light and could not be opened.
There was an empty room at the top of the balcony in the main research center. This room contained a Missile Tank and a swarm of Super Zebesians that attacked Samus just when she thought that she could leave the room.
Room MW was linked to the main room via an elevator and several other rooms. One of these rooms contained the corpse of Ridley after he was completely drained of life-energy by the Queen Metroid. It appeared that Ridley entered this room through the ceiling.
In Room MW are several empty containment pods. At the far sides of the room are several chambers which Samus found the real Madeline Bergman taking refuge in. Samus was distracted by the opening of the blast doors which contained Metroid Eggs. Then, the Queen Metroid appeared whom Samus obliterated after a long and grueling battle with her Power Bombs, destroying much of the room as well. Madeline escaped after this with Samus in pursuit.
The first room that Madeline Bergman ran into. This room was connected by a hatch that slid up and down to close. It was covered in slush and hatched Metroid eggs indicating that this was another area where the queen hatched her eggs.
Samus pursued Madeline here and questioned her, finding out about MB's conspiracy. They are both confronted by MB herself who aimed a Freeze Gun at Madeline. MB was soon frozen by invading Federation Marines who are led by a seemingly heartless Colonel that ordered MB's death, Madeline's arrest and Samus being escorted back to her Gunship. Anthony Higgs turned out to be alive and because his orders to secure the safety of survivors from Adam are authorized by the chairman of the Galactic Federation, he and Samus took Madeline under their protection and returned to Galactic Federation Headquarters. Worthy of note was although MB's hairclip fell onto the floor, it was absent on subsequent visits to this room.
As for the room itself, it was square in shape and had two floors. Samus entered from the bottom floor and found Madeline up against a locked hatch leading to a room that she explored when returning to the Bottle Ship. The second floor contained an elevator that the Colonel used, but Samus could not use for unknown reasons. There was no access between floors in the confrontation room itself so Samus will have to backtrack if she fell to the bottom floor. Concept art of the Bioweapon Research Center suggested that this room was for observation of the Queen Metroid.
Not accessible on the first visit, this room featured a staircase leading to another floor containing little importance except for terminals with unreadable information. The top floor featured a pillar in the middle projecting holograms of Biosphere, Cryosphere and Pyrosphere environments which are explored by Samus. This pillar featured an open section in the back, through which Samus could Kick Climb up to a Morph Ball tunnel in which she could reach a Missile Tank.
Console screen textEdit
E3 2009 trailerEdit
"Living body arms development lab.
enter your Mission code
(Below is a "QWERTY" configuration keypad, though with the Z key in the wrong place. This error was not corrected in the final game.)
- Behind the name of the lab is the symbol of the Galactic Federation and the text "Attestation success......" blinks rapidly in a green font.
"Bioweapon Research Center Database
Login and password entry
Confirmed Logging in...."
- Curiously, if Samus looks at the computer terminal after her return to the center, it will give the beta name of Living body arms development lab.
- On the keypad, Samus enters "E-Y-K" as the last of 10-keys and hits the enter key, but receives a red "Error" message.
- The last 3 keys MB uses in her 10-key password are "O-T-4".
- This area contains very few enemies that can actually be fought: the Queen and Metroids spawned to help her in battle, Desbrachians as well as Rinka, FG-1000 and FG II-Graham. Though in the last cutscene before the credits to the game, Mighty Griptians and Ghalmanians are shown to be nearby and are being called by MB to aid her. Interesting to note is that a Desbrachian was laying dormant quite near Samus when she conversed with MB about the Metroids.
- The Bioweapon Research Center is the smallest area in the game. The room containing two of the area's three items is inaccessible until the post game.
- The password screen on the terminal resembles that of the original Metroid.
|Areas of the BOTTLE SHIP|
|Areas||Main Sector • Sector 1 / Biosphere • Sector 2 / Cryosphere • Sector 3 / Pyrosphere|
|Sub-Areas||Bioweapon Research Center • Experimental simulated desert area • Section 4 Gravity Block • Sector Zero|
|Rooms|| Main Sector: Spaceport • Bottle Ship Control Room • Bottle Ship Residential Area • Cargo Hold • Control Bridge • Main Elevator |
System Management room
Biosphere: Biological Experiment Floor • Experiment Floor 3 • Biosphere Test Area • Breeding Room • Exam Center
Observation Room • Scrap Block • Subterranean Control Room
Cryosphere: Experiment Floor • Materials Storehouse • Materials Transfer Lift • Water Tank • Nightmare's Room
Sector Generator Room
Pyrosphere: Blast Furnace Observation • Crater Interior • Desert Refinery • Environmental Test Floor
Floor Observation Room • Geothermal Power Plant
Bioweapon Research Center: Room MW
|Space Pirates||Bombu • Class I Energy Harvester • Elite Pirate • Megaroid • Metroids • Mimic • Omega Pirate • Phazon Elite • Preed • Puffer Mine|
|Galactic Federation||Cyborg Zebesian • Nightmare • Queen Metroid • Super Zebesian • Unfreezable Metroid • X Parasite (desired) • SA-X (desired)|
|Other||Kanden • Quadtroid|
|Related||Bioweapon Research Center • Project Metroid Warriors •Special-forces unit|