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Tangle Weed is a plant species first seen on Tallon IV in Metroid Prime. There are many variations of these plants existing on an untold number of planets, similar to how there are variants of Shriekbats inhabiting different worlds. It entangles creatures that pass through it, slowing down larger creatures (such as Samus), or stopping smaller ones entirely for sustenance. Shooting at or near it will make it retract into the ground.
There is a poisonous variant on Tallon IV and Aether known as Venom Weed. Poisonous Tangle Weeds can also be observed in the Drop Shaft on Phaaze in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, though they are still referred to as Tangle Weeds rather than Venom Weeds. The leaves on these corrupted plants have a bright blue color. While the scan suggests they are harmless against larger bio-forms, it is contradicted by the fact that they damage Samus on contact.
On Tallon IV, Samus encountered Tangle Weed in these rooms:
- Temple Hall
- Ruined Gallery
- Totem Access
- Transport Access North
- Sun Tower Access
- Root Tunnel
- Frigate Access Tunnel
- Landing Site (Tallon Overworld)
Species: Tangle Weed
Plant life with basic sentience. Retracts into ground if threatened.
Tangle Weeds are only dangerous to small organisms. They are covered in tiny barbs designed to trap potential meals. Tangle Weeds lack the strength to do anything more than hinder larger lifeforms.
|Native to Phaaze|| Hyper Grapple blocker • Leviathan • Leviathan womb • Leviathan Infant • Phazon Core • Phaz-Ing • Jelsac • Liquid Phazon • Maw • Phazon Grub • Phazon Leech |
Phazon Fungus • Phazon tendril • Phazon vine • Glow Stem • Aazelion • Tangle Weed • Massive Tentacle • Parasitic fungus • Fungus • Protozoan • Seed platform
Missile Blocker • EyeballBlocker
|Corrupted Creatures||Phazon Hopper • Phazon Nightbarb • Phazon Shriekbat • Phazon Puffer • Phazon Pillbug|
|Space Pirates||Aurora Unit 313 • Elite Pirate • Phazon Elite • Omega Pirate • Berserker Knight • Berserker Lord|
|Phazon Metroids||Class I Energy Harvester • Tallon Metroid • Hunter Metroid • Fission Metroid • Miniroid • Phazon Metroid • Hopping Metroid • Metroid Hatcher|
|Leviathan Core Guardians||Metroid Prime • Emperor Ing • Mogenar • Helios • Omega Ridley|
|Born of Phazon||Phaazoid • Red Phaazoid • Ing • Dark Samus|
|Carnivores|| Phazon tendril • Ridley • Vorash • Yapping Maw|
Plants: Bloodflower • Dark Phlogus • Samus Eater • Shrieker • Sporb • Tangle Vine • Tangle Weed • Venom Weed • Zazabi
|Detritivores||Grizby • Phazon Leech • Parasite (Plated/Ice/Queen) • Sbug|
|Insectivores||Bryyonian Shriekbat • Flickerbat • Gel Ray • Glowing spidervine • Ice Shriekbat|
|Omnivores||Green Kralee • Human • Ice Parasite • Little birdie • Space Pirate|