The Police-Man is a minor character featured in The Shape of Happiness, a comic anthology with three short Metroid stories. He wears a robotic suit, or "uniform", similar to the design of the Power Suit at the time. He appears briefly in the first story at Galactic Federation Headquarters, where Samus is receiving her Zero Mission orders. He makes the mistake of standing too close behind Samus, who is startled and shoots at him by accident. Samus is embarrassed at what she has done, but the Federation official hiring her for the mission is impressed by her prowess. However, his offers of a suitable bounty, as well as the Famicom cartridges of Zelda II and Kid Icarus do not phase Samus, and the official collapses in frustration; the Police-Man states that he has "run out of energy".