|“|| Mighty armor worn by our last champion is in the clutches of the Ing.|
It resists the burning air of Dark Aether. Find it and it is yours.
Samus in her Dark Suit in Official Artwork.
|Featured in||Metroid Prime 2: Echoes|
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Metroid Prime Trilogy
|Properties||Protects against Dark Vapor, 80% damage reduction of Dark Aether's corrosive effects.|
The Dark Suit is the first suit upgrade Samus Aran receives in Metroid Prime 2: Echoes. It was created by the Luminoth to better defend themselves against Dark Aether's atmosphere. Samus acquires the Dark Suit after defeating Dark Agon's energy guardians, the Amorbis which ruptures the Dark Sphere and causes it to explode, revealing the Dark Suit encased within.
The Dark Suit protects against Dark Vapor excreted by Ingclaws, and filters out roughly 80% of the corrosive effects of Dark Aether's atmosphere so that Samus only loses approximately 1 unit of energy per second (as opposed to 5 energy per second with the Varia Suit). This makes Light Crystals and Light Beacons give Samus Energy at the exact same rate as she loses it to Dark Aether's atmosphere.
Visually, the suit is arguably the first dramatic departure from Samus' traditional Suit appearance since the addition of the Varia's shoulderpads in Metroid II: Return of Samus. Most noticeably it features darker, more muted colors than previous upgrades, and replaces the traditional spherical features on her shoulders with rounded wheel- or disc-like protrusions, and two pointed struts protrude from the back, but these seem to be meant to support the Gravity Boost once acquired. Upon acquisition of the Gravity Boost, the Dark Suit's bulk increases slightly at the rear of the torso. At this point the suit rather resembles a Luminoth, with a near-spherical torso, minimal neck showing, and various red orbs dotting the exterior. It also resembles the various visual aspects of Ing possession, especially possessed technology such as Quadraxis and the Ingsmashers. The visor's shape also changes, making it closer in appearance to Dark Samus'. It is also worth noting that these red orbs, prior to the acquisition of the Gravity Boost, are featured on her back in a triad closely resembling the Dark Amorbis' eyes. This is similar to the three diodes on the back of the Fusion Suit, which is said to resemble Metroid nuclei.
- "Mighty armor worn by our last champion is in the clutches of the Ing.
It resists the burning air of Dark Aether. Find it and it is yours."
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes manualEdit
"Once Samus finds the Dark Suit, she will be able to resist the poisonous atmosphere of Dark Aether to a certain extent. Dark matter attacks and extreme toxins will still injure her."
Super Smash Bros. Brawl TrophyEdit
"A Power Suit that reduces damage taken from the atmosphere of Dark Aether. It is obtained after defeating Amorbis in the Dark Torvus Temple [sic]. With its increased protection, it greatly widens the range of exploration available in the toxic atmosphere. This suit was developed by the Luminoth, the native race of Aether."
- Dark Suit Samus - Metroid Prime 2: Echoes [Throwing] Attack +16 (All)
In Super Smash Bros. BrawlEdit
One of the six color changes Samus can wear in Super Smash Bros. Brawl has the red, orange, grey and brown colors of the Dark Suit, but has the shape of the Varia Suit. The Dark Suit is also a trophy.
- It is possible to avoid the Dark Suit altogether via Sequence Breaking, thus making the game harder and more challenging for the player as Dark Aether will damage the Varia suit quicker than the Dark Suit.
- The Super Smash Bros. Brawl trophy of the Dark Suit incorrectly states that the Dark Suit was obtained in the Dark Torvus Temple, when in reality, it was obtained in the Dark Agon Temple.
- There appears to be a similarity between the Dark Suit and PED Suit in regards to the kneepads, which both bear a cross-like formation.