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The Dark Missile Trooper is a deceased Galactic Federation Missile Trooper incompletely possessed by an Ing. The Dark Missile Trooper is the only optional boss of the game, and is encountered in the beginning of the Hive Chamber A.
Its movement and aiming speeds are slow, as full parasitic fusion has yet to take place. It shoots Missiles at enemies with its Missile Launcher at long range and attacks with melee hits if Samus is within striking distance. Overall, it is much taller and more resilient than the common Dark Troopers. As with all Darklings, the Dark Missile Trooper retains a weakness to light (thus making it susceptible to the Light Beam) and is vulnerable to the effects of the Entangler. It can also be killed instantly with Power Bombs.
Dark Missile Trooper
Morphology: Dark Missile Trooper
Deceased GF soldier armed with Missile Launcher. Bioscans indicate terminated lifesigns in this trooper, and the presence of an unknown biomass.
Bioscans indicate terminated lifesigns in this missile trooper, and the presence of an unknown biomass with parasitic tendencies. Though the missile trooper's armor has been compromised, the bulk of it remains intact. Missile weapon system remains online as well. Full parasitic fusion has yet to be obtained, resulting in low agility and response time.
- Since Samus already has the Missile Launcher and obtains it prior to fighting this boss, the Missile Launcher that the trooper carries acts as a normal Missile Expansion.
- It is possible the Ing possessing the body is the Warrior Ing that stole Samus' original Missile Launcher at the beginning of the game, given that the Missile Expansion it drops has the same appearance as said Launcher. However, the scan of the Darkling heavily implies the GF soldier had the weapon prior to Ing-possession.
- Except for the Dark Troopers and Dark Missile Trooper, the Ing gain complete, instantaneous control of all beings they possess. It would seem that deceased bioforms possessed by Ing take a largely extended amount of time to achieve complete parasitic fusion.
- Since this Trooper is not present in the room when Samus first arrives, there is a possibility that he survived for some period while she was on the planet, and succumbed at a later time before she returned, possibly to the Industrial-grade pesticide.
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