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During the events of Fusion, Samus was infected by X Parasites and much of her Power Suit was surgically removed. She was given a vaccine made from the DNA of the Metroid baby that saved her life. While this meant that Samus was now completely immune to the X Parasites, it also gave her the Metroid's weakness to cold. Because of this weakness, the Adam computer conjectured that the new Fusion Suit would reject the Ice Beam upgrade, so the Galactic Federation never tried to create a downloadable version for Samus.
Towards the end of the game, Samus defeated the SA-X, a copy of Samus born from the parts of her Power Suit that had been surgically removed after her initial infection. Before she could absorb the Core-X left behind by the SA-X, it escaped. As Samus attempted to return to her Gunship, she was attacked by an Omega Metroid in the Docking Bays; she fought back, but could not harm the beast without the Ice Beam. When all seemed lost, the SA-X intervened and attacked the Omega Metroid with its own Ice Beam; however, it was still weak from its earlier battle with Samus, and was quickly overpowered.
This time, Samus was able to absorb the SA-X's Core-X, giving her Fusion Suit one final upgrade. Like the Varia and Gravity Suits before it, this new suit granted Samus additional resistance to damage, while also restoring her Ice Beam, fully removing her vulnerability to cold and changing the Fusion Suit's color scheme to orange-on-yellow, resembling her old Varia Suit. These effects are the results of Samus literally absorbing herself prior to her infection, surgery, and vaccination.
- When the suit is acquired, Samus' suit does not flash as it does when the Varia and Gravity Suits are retrieved.
- Yoshio Sakamoto has stated that the SA-X restored Samus' original genetic condition, but not her suit's physical appearance.
- The suit is not actually named in the game, the code or any strategy guides. Through hacking, it has been discovered that the suit is merely a palette gained as a property of the Ice Beam, while retaining the properties of the Varia and Gravity Suit. It also gains the ability to harm some enemies with uncharged shots, although this was likely added for the Omega Metroid.
|Hybrids||Asborean • Chozo Statue • Darkling • Dark Samus • Dark Suit • Light Suit • PED Suit • Samus Aran • Unnamed Suit|
|Bio/Mechanical||Aurora Unit • B.O.X. Security Robot • Cortex Chamber • Dark Diligence Drone • Dark Ingsmasher • Dark Quad • Fusion Suit • Mother Brain • Nightmare • Quadraxis • SA-X • Space Pirate Boarding Pod|
|Cyborgs|| Crash Pillar • Cyborg Zebesian • Ghor (-G) • Kyratian • Leviathan Battleship • Pirate Militia • Preed (Dark) • Puffer Mine • Ridley (Meta/Omega) • Samus Aran • Slench • Space Pirate • Weavel • Zebesian |
Large Leviathan-class armed ship • U-ton
|Samus Aran's Suits|
|Power Suits||Power Suit • Varia Suit (Varia) • Gravity Suit • Zero Suit • Justin Bailey • Phazon Suit • Dark Suit • Light Suit • Fusion Suit • PED Suit • Hazard Shield • "Unnamed Suit" • Fully Powered Suit|
|Attire||Ending Outfit • Military Dress • Civilian Clothes • Parka|
|Mechanics||Power Suit Mechanics • Fusion Suit Mechanics • Suit Upgrade Properties|