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"What you see in the background is the Parasite Queen."

For a spaceship that just causes trouble, it sure does have a lot of problems.

Smash Bros Dojo.

Frigate Orpheon is a stage in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. It is based on the Reactor Core room on the Space Pirate frigate of the same name, which was featured in Metroid Prime.

EnvironmentEdit

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Non-canon warning: This article or section contains information that may not be considered an official part of the Metroid series in the overall storyline by Nintendo.

The Parasite Queen appears in the background, occasionally roaring at the fighters, but it has no impact on the gameplay. The stage will occasionally sound an alarm and flips itself 180 degrees. Any fighter that does not jump into the air in time risks falling off the edge when the stage flips.

Each side of the stage features different terrain. The first is a flat area with a single floating platform to the left, the right side occasionally sinking farther down then the rest of the floor before moving up, making it a brief spot for hiding or ambushes. The other side features a gentle "U" shaped slope through the middle, with a floating platform above it, making it more built for constant engagement.

Sometimes the stage will suffer blackouts, making it difficult to determine where the edges are, though it is possible to figure out where by watching the blue lights which occasionally travel through the floor.

A single floating platform sometimes appears off the edge of the stage, which can be used as a brief place to escape for fighters in danger of being KO'd or on low stock, but it will eventually move off-screen. If a fighter is knocked onto the platform while it is moving and is stunned, paralysed or just doesn't get off in time, it will take them off the edge of the screen and essentially KO them.

Non-canon warning: Non-canonical information ends here.

MusicEdit

  • Bolded songs must be unlocked

TriviaEdit

  • Samus in both her Varia and Zero Suits is sometimes fought here on Classic Mode.
  • The ledge walls that originally kept Samus from falling into the Reactor Core can be seen around the base of the room, as well as pirate writing, some computers, and displays that resemble Chozo Artifacts.
  • This is the second Metroid-themed stage that does not feature rising Lava or Acid. Brinstar Depths was the first, although lava did appear as scenery there.
  • This is the first Metroid-themed stage is to be based on an area from the Prime series, and not be set on Zebes.
  • Ironically, this stage can be a trouble for Zero Suit Samus and any character that only has tether type recoveries, as the right side of the first platform does not have a ledge to grab.

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