"It's said that the orphaned Samus Aran was raised by the few survivors of the Chozo race. They armed her with a Power Suit and taught her the ways of advanced combat; even burdened with her heavy suit, Samus is as graceful as a butterfly. In the Metroid series, it was standard that Samus would remove her helmet and armor if you cleared the game fast enough."
Game: Metroid (08/89)
- The Samus Unmasked trophy is the only appearance of a (somewhat) suitless Samus in Melee, and the first appearance of her face in 3-D. Metroid Prime would be the first canon game to feature her face in 3-D.
- Interestingly, Samus in the trophy and the ending of Prime are posed the same, standing in the Power Suit holding her helmet, with a short ponytail.
- This is the first time Samus was seen to have a red hairband with her ponytail. The Zero Suit would later feature it.