"Torizo" is a term used to refer to animated Chozo statues. It is generally agreed that these statues are the same kind spoken of in a Chozo lore called Statuary. The Torizo may be perceived as hostile Chozo or even their mechanical variants, but both ideas are simply misunderstandings.
There are three Torizo that appear in Super Metroid. The first one to be encountered is located in Crateria. It is dubbed "Bomb Torizo" because of the upgrade it is holding. At first, it appears to be a Chozo statue, but upon acquiring the Bomb, the door becomes locked and the stone sheds from the Torizo before it rises, leading to the first boss battle.
The second Torizo is a golden variant found in Ridley's Lair. This one is stronger, faster, and more durable. As it receives damage, its golden appearance will become dull, indicating that it is almost defeated. The Gold Torizo is capable of dodging missiles and grabbing and throwing super missiles back at Samus. The most effective method for dispatching this Torizo is by using charged shots.
"Aim for Torizo's abdomen when battling him and use Super Missiles."
- There is a boss in Metroid Fusion called Nettori, which is seemingly an X-infected Torizo controlling the surrounding and chaotic vegetation. This further supports the theory that these statues contain organic properties.
- A Torizo can also be seen walking around the Brinstar stage of Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl. It immobilizes itself once in a while and takes the pose of a classic Chozo statue.
- The wall where the first Torizo was situated can be destroyed with the Hyper Beam during Samus' escape, allowing the Etecoons and Dachora(s) access to an unseen ship, leading to their escape from Zebes.
- Entering the Golden Torizo room while pressing all of the controller's face buttons will give Samus all of the game's items except for the Screw Attack (which is in the following room), 700 Energy, 300 Reserve Energy, 100 Missiles, 20 Super Missiles, and 20 Power Bombs. 
- There is a glitch where the first Torizo will employ the high-speed wave attack and missile-dodge of the second Torizo, making it much more difficult to defeat and adding a much bigger challenge early in the game. This can be seen after the player has deleted a partially completed save file and restarted, so that action may be a cause of this abnormality.
- The Chozo spirit known as the Ruins Test may somewhat be a special kind of Torizo, as the ghost emerged from a mural depicting an armored Chozo to battle Samus Aran.
|Bosses in the Metroid series|
|Metroid||Kraid • Ridley • Mother Brain|
|Metroid: Zero Mission|| King Worm • Mua • Kraid • Bug Larva • Kiru Giru • Imago • Ridley • Mother Brain • Ruins Test • Ridley Robot |
|Metroid II: Return of Samus||Alpha Metroid • Arachnus • Gamma Metroid • Zeta Metroid • Omega Metroid • Queen Metroid|
|Super Metroid||Torizo • Spore Spawn • Kraid • Crocomire • Phantoon • Botwoon • Draygon • Golden Torizo • Ridley • Big Metroid • Mother Brain|
|Metroid: Other M||Brug Mass • Fune and Namihe • Groganch • King Kihunter • Mystery Creature • Goyagma • RB176 Ferrocrusher • Rhedogian • Vorash • Ridley • Nightmare • Queen Metroid • MB • Phantoon|
|Metroid Fusion||Arachnus-X • Elephant Bird • Zazabi • Serris • B.O.X. Security Robot • Mega Core-X • Scientist • Yakuza • Nettori • Nightmare • Neo-Ridley • SA-X • Omega Metroid|
|See also: Bosses in Metroid Prime Series|
|Helpful||Artifact Temple • Chozo Statue • Chozo Totem • Cipher • Item Sphere • Luminoth Statue|
|Bryyonian Golems||Ceremonial Golem • Colossal War Golem • Bryyonian Labor Golem|
|Hostile||Elephant Bird • Golden Torizo • Mogenar • Torizo|
|Obstacles/Scenery||File BY-550 • Golden Statues • Koma • Stone Statues|
|Depictions|| Amorbis • B-Stz • C-Pul • Chozo Searcher • Chozo architect • Chozo philosopher • Chozo shaman • Chozo warrior • D-Chr • De'la • Dryn • E-Btr • J-Gnk |
K-Tch • N'ge • Ou-Qua • Q-Cis • V-Mos • X-Qar
|Guardian (Dead) | Torizo (Golden) | MB | Mecha Samus | Steambot (Tinbot)|