Joey rushes after Samus Aran.
Joey Apronika is a character from the manga series Samus and Joey. He lives on the frontier planet Liberty with his grandfathers and a small community. His father is dead and he wishes to train with Samus Aran after she saved him from a Space Pirate raid, so he can protect his remaining family. Joey has 3 concealed wheels in each of his shoes that allow him to move and turn at high velocity, as well as climbing spikes that can project from the front of them.
Joey is a stubborn, brave yet foolish boy who wishes to become a talented fighter. He tags along with Samus despite her protests, and occasionally helps her out through either his speed or just sheer luck. He notes to Samus that he does not fear death. Joey also seems to be fairly resilient--Samus reluctantly fires a Super Missilenearthe boy, and is surprised when he survives.
He stumbles upon a shedded Space Pirate molt and uses it as a disguise to help Samus discover the Megaroid's location, but loses it when he enters the Pirate leader's chambers. He is then seen fleeing from the Pirates as Samus attempts to rescue him.
The Megaroid then proceeds to drain all energy from the ship, causing it to grow in size. He flies out of the ship's destruction using the rug as a glider. After Samus tries to destroy the Megaroid using the most effective tactic (Ice Beam/Missiles), it shatters into billions of crystals that multiply rapidly, engulfing Samus and heading toward the village. Joey equips himself with Space Torches as he fights for the village's survival, leading the creatures away from the village, to Mount Pagos. He finds the volcano inactive, and is about to die when Samus rescues him and reawakens the volcano by using a Power Bomb and Super Missile. She then states that she is leaving for space once again, and Joey cannot come with her.
While reflecting, Joey discovers a parcel in his father's grave containing his Field Knuckle, and a letter telling him to strike out on his own. Samus decides to allow him to accompany her on a visit to an acquaintance. They arrive in the junk shop of her friend Diesel, only to find him held hostage by Jealousy. Samus is forced to engage in combat with Jealousy's bodyguard Bomad, and the ensuing conflict destroys most of the shop and everyone but Samus, Joey, Bomad and Diesel. Samus kills Bomad and leaves Joey in Diesel's care. Diesel demands that Joey help rebuild the shop.
Joey then discovers a news report where his mother, Dr. Diana Apronika, was on a ship that had gone missing. He and Diesel set out to search for her, and they crash-land on an unnamed planet. Joey reunites with his mother after rescuing her from a large humanoid beast, and is last seen preparing to ask her what she thought of him.
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"Calls himself Samus' first disciple. Wants to become strong like his father."