The Final Conflict was the final battle between Samus Aran and Mother Brain, occuring during the events of Super Metroid. It was the second time Samus faced the Mother in battle, but it was far more difficult for her, physically and emotionally, than the first.
The battle took place in the rebuilt Zebesian Command Center. Samus once again destroyed the Zebetites guarding Mother Brain and began to attack her Control Capsule until the apparatus supporting Mother Brain exploded, and she fell to the ground. Moments later, Mother Brain rose from the ground; her head attached to a mechanical body. Samus continued to attack Mother Brain's head, evading her attacks.
After some time, Mother began charging the deadly Laser Brain Attack, which she repeatedly unleashed on Samus until she could barely stand. She began to charge a final attack, but before she could unleash it on Samus, the baby rushed in and attacked Mother Brain, reducing her to a brittle husk in seconds. It siphoned her energy and Laser Brain Attack and began to channel it into Samus. Mother Brain was somehow able to revive herself, however, and killed the Metroid. Consumed by rage, Samus destroyed Mother Brain using the Hyper Beam, a weapon formed from the energy given to her by the baby. Mother Brain died, her death triggering a final countdown that would destroy the entirety of Zebes. Samus escaped with her life, leaving Mother Brain to be permanently eradicated from the universe in the explosion of Zebes.
The battle is also depicted in the introduction of Metroid: Other M, though with some minor differences: The baby carries Samus in the air, and upon its death, particles are released which grant Samus the Hyper Beam. Samus also says three things which she did not originally: "Why am I still alive", "The baby..." and after being granted the Hyper Beam, "Mother, time to go!".
- ^ GamePro Volume 61, page 126
|Zebes||Zero Mission • Raid on Planet Zebes • Final Conflict|
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