Not to be confused with the Frigate Orpheon.
The Space Pirate starship (called the Space Pirate frigate in Captain A.C. Exeter's report and the Space Pirate vessel in a scan) was an unspecified Space Pirate frigate containing many Space Pirates that crash-landed on planet Aether eight days before Metroid Prime 2: Echoes. The frigate had been dispatched by High Command to provide reinforcements and replacement machinery to the existing Pirate base on the planet. The Frigate was engaged by the Galactic Federation ship G.F.S. Tyr, an Anhur-class Patrol Ship running a routine scout in the Dasha region. The Pirate frigate sustained heavy damage from the Tyr and crashed near the Pirate base in the Agon Wastes. The survivors from the crash made their way inside the Pirate complex. The frigate had contained a new generator for the damaged Stealth Shield Generator, but it was destroyed in the crash. Without the ship's replacement generator to protect them, the Pirates feared they would be exposed to the scanning systems of the pursuing Tyr's crew; the GFMC Task Force Herakles, which followed the Pirates and also made planet fall.
Samus Aran discovered the still burning wreckage of the Frigate at the entrance to the Pirate base in Agon. The Pirates seemed to be using it as makeshift wall to protect their fortress. Interestingly, it is only scannable in Wii versions of Echoes.
- "Structural analysis complete. Wall fashioned from wreckage of the Space Pirate vessel shot down by the G.F.S. Tyr."
- Space Pirate defense shield
- "Analysis complete. Space Pirate defense shield is active. Shield was taken from the wreckage of a Space Pirate starship. It is impervious to your weaponry."
|Space Pirate Vehicles|
|Large Spacecraft||Flagship • Mother Ship • Orpheon • Siriacus • Vol Paragom • Starship • Leviathan Battleship • Leviathan-class capital ship • Destroyer • Colossus • Marauder-class battleship • Dragüd's Ship • Doomseye|
|Space fighters||Zebesian Pirate Ship • Boarding Pod • Plunderer-class cruiser • Fang-class fighter • Missile Transport (Elite)|