|“||Adam, the Mimic is a banned biological weapon. I expect 3500 seguru for taking care of this.||„|
The Mimic appears to be capable of changing its shape (to an unknown degree) and used in assassination attempts where it would get as close to its target as possible before morphing into what is believed to be its true form. During Keaton's ceremony, it took on the form of a bouquet of flowers being delivered by an unknowing Damara, but when it was found out that it had been discovered by Pyonchi, it transformed into a giant organism with large claws with a large, armored, multi-limbed form.
Though fearsome looking, it was taken down rather quickly by Samus, which may imply that the creature is not very strong and that its mission had been a suicidal one. Also, based upon what Samus said, there may be more than one Mimic (though no others are ever seen).
The Mimic appeared to have some degree of sentience, as it was capable of speech. ("Orders... kill... kill... Keaton...")
- The mimic is the second out of the five shape shifters to appear in the Metroid series, with the first being the X Parasites. Gandrayda, Gorea and Leviathans are also capable of mimicry.
- The various "mimics" seen in the Metroid series may share some evolutionary common ancestor. They all not only share the ability to mimic and destroy life, but to maintain sentience in liquid form; in Gorea's case even a gaseous state.
- The Fake Missile Tank in Metroid Fusion is also called "Mimic" in Japanese.
|Space Pirates||Bombu • Class I Energy Harvester • Elite Pirate • Megaroid • Metroids • Mimic • Preed • Puffer Mine|
|Galactic Federation||Cyborg Zebesian • Nightmare • Queen Metroid • Super Zebesian • Unfreezable Metroid • X Parasite (desired) • SA-X (desired)|
|Other||Kanden • Quadtroid|
|Related||Bioweapon Research Center • Project Metroid Warriors|
|Non-organic||Elephant Bird • False Energy Tank • Invisible platform • Fake Missile Tank • Concealed movement pad • Pit Block • Zebes-Horogram|
|Species||Dark Echo • Mini-Kraid • Fake Ridley • Gripper • Scientist|
|Samus Aran Mimics|| Battle Simulation 'Samus Aran' • Dark Samus (Dark Echo) • Chozo R&D Division • SA-X • Dangelo (Samus Model Terminator Suit) • Mecha Samus • Desert Phantom |
Samus Tank • Integra • NSamus
|Shapeshifters||Gorea • Jovian • Mimic • Phaz-Ing • X Parasite|
|Gandrayda||Berserker-G • Aerotrooper-G • Swarmbot-G • Rundas-G • Ghor-G • Samus-G • Pirate Militia • NZG41 • Reptilicus-G|