|“||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 were 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 three shape shifters ever to appear in the Metroid series, with the first being the X Parasites and the most recent being Gandrayda.
- 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|