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War Wasp
War Wasp
Official artwork for a War Wasp
Featured in Metroid Prime
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
Metroid Prime Hunters
Metroid Prime Pinball
Known locales Orpheon (Specimen)
Chozo Ruins (War, Ram, Barbed)
Temple Grounds
Alinos (War, Red)
Arcterra (Barbed, Blue)
Ing Hive (Dark)
(Pinball: Pirate Frigate, Tallon Overworld)
Known worlds Tallon IV [1]
Attacks Stinging with needle, ramming
Weakness(es) Any beam weapon

War Wasps are airborne insects first seen in Metroid Prime on the Frigate Orpheon as a Space Pirate specimen. They rarely stray far away from their hive unless pursuing an immediate threat and will often attack without any regard for its survival and can incapacitate most small organisms by injecting them with toxins from their stingers.

Chykka of Dark Torvus and Gragnols of Bryyo are very similar, but not known to be related. The various creatures spawned from Fly Pods in Metroid: Other M share similar behaviour and biology to War Wasps.

VariationsEdit

War WaspEdit

Prime Trilogy Promotional War Wasp Hive Chozo Ruins Main Plaza
Samus battles a group of base War Wasps and their Hive in the Main Plaza, Chozo Ruins.
MPH War Wasps
War Wasps in the Echo Hall, Alinos.
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The standard War Wasp was first discovered by Samus on Tallon IV. They made their homes in the long-deserted Chozo Ruins, where they were positioned high on the food chain. Like their cousins, War Wasps are extremely aggressive and territorial, and will go to great lengths to protect their hive; even attacking other organisms they deem a threat without provocation. A singular war wasp will "scout" the surrounding Hive area for food. If another creature wanders too close, this recon Wasp will shriek loudly and quickly return to its native Hive, and summon its brethren to attack the intruder. War Wasps do not seem to exhibit any signs of intraspecific competition; many different Hives can exist within close proximity to each other in harmony.

Ram War WaspEdit

The smartest species of War Wasps that reside inside the Hive Mecha. They emerge from the Mecha in small groups when threatened and circle their enemy at high speeds to disorient it. As a single intelligence, they can take out huge organisms with their tactics of striking from all sides.

Barbed War WaspEdit

The most aggressive species of War Wasps, with the evolved ability to launch its stinger at prey, which can be propelled up to 20 meters. The stinger tip grows back in seconds and contains an acidic compound designed to predigest prey. Barbed War Wasps live in Hives above the Incinerator Drone in the Chozo Ruins. Barbed War Wasps return in Metroid Prime Hunters along with a blue and red variety, which live in frozen and fiery environment, respectively.

"Aether" War WaspsEdit

War Wasps reappear in Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, but are much different than their Prime counterparts. These types of Wasps can shoot weak energy blasts from their stinger; this is most likely making up for the absence of the Barbed War Wasp, which are not present in Echoes.

Dark War WaspsEdit

Dark War Wasps are War Wasps that have been possessed by young Ing eager to join the war effort on Aether. The Ing often graduate to the control of larger and deadlier creatures if they prove their mettle in the War Wasp. Like the normal versions, the dark versions can also shoot weak energy blasts from their stinger. They are more aggressive and shoot faster than regular War Wasps. Dark War Wasps are found in two locations: Temple Grounds - Service Access (after killing Chykka) and Ing Hive - Vault Attack Portal.

War Wasp HiveEdit

War Wasps use organic fluids they secrete to weave a protective Hive, which they use for rest. Though safe from most predators, missiles can destroy them, forcing surviving Wasps to rebuild the Hive. In Echoes, they can be destroyed by a charged shot.

Official dataEdit

Metroid Prime Logbook entriesEdit

Logbook entries
War Wasp "Airborne insect equipped with a venomous stinger capable of shearing steel.
The War Wasp rarely strays far from its hive unless it is pursuing an immediate threat. It attacks with no regard for its own survival, dive-bombing its enemy with stinger extended. Fast-working toxins from the stinger can incapacitate most small organisms."
War Wasp Hive "Primary War Wasp dwelling. Only vulnerable to heavy weaponry.
War Wasps build their homes over existing crevices, using whatever materials are close at hand. They carry building fragments back to the construction site with their forelegs and glue them into place with adhesives secreted from their abdomen."
Ram War Wasp "Airborne predator. Circles its prey and then strikes.
The War Wasps are the only species on Tallon IV to evolve a true hive mind. Nesting in damp, dark places, Ram War Wasps emerge in small groups when threatened and circle their enemy at high speeds, disorienting it. Striking from all sides as a single intelligence, they can fell huge organisms."
Barbed War Wasp "Airborne insect with the ability to launch its stinger at prey. A highly aggressive member of the War Wasp family, this insect can propel the tip of its stinger up to 20 meters. The stinger tips regrow seconds after launch and contain an acidic compound designed to predigest prey."

Metroid Prime Hunters Logbook entriesEdit

Logbook entries
War Wasp "An aggressive flying insect that will vigorously defend its territory. The royal jelly of the War Wasp queen is so highly valued that hives continue to be harvested on Aether in spite of a shocking death toll."
Barbed War Wasp "An aggressively territorial insect capable of launching its stinger as a projectile. The more dangerous cousin of the War Wasp, Barbed War Wasps migrate in large swarms, attacking even the largest life-forms in isolated regions of Tallon IV."
Red Barbed War Wasp "One of the most aggressive varieties of wasp, the Red Barbed War Wasp uses body heat to generate an igneous projectile."
Blue Barbed War Wasp "A mutated form of the Red Barbed War Wasp, the metabolism of the Blue Barbed War Wasp requires a frozen environment to produce endothermic projectiles."

Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Logbook entriesEdit

Logbook entries
War Wasp "Cunning aerial hunter. Airborne insect equipped with a venomous stinger capable of shearing steel. Target can fire blasts of energy at foes.
The War Wasp rarely strays away from its hive while it is pursuing an immediate threat. It attacks with no regard for its own survival, dive bombing into its enemy with stinger extended. Fast working toxins from the stinger can incapacitate most small organisms. If it battles foes at range, it will fire blasts of potent energy."
Dark War Wasp "Vicious and swift, the War Wasp is a prime target for young Ing eager to join the war effort. They appreciate the flying speed and numerous attacks the insect possesses. If they prove their own mettle in the War Wasp, these Ing often graduate to the control of larger, deadlier creatures."


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The War Wasps in Pinball appear to be Ram War Wasps.
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War Wasp HUD scan, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
"Morphology: War Wasp
Cunning aerial hunter.
Airborne insect equipped with a venemous stinger capable of shearing steel. Target can fire blasts of energy at foes."
Dark War Wasp HUD scan, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
"Morphology: Dark War Wasp
Darkling-possessed aerial hunter.
Sturdy insect gains strength from Ing possession. It retains the ability to fire blasts of energy."

Metroid Prime Pinball manualEdit

"Beelike creatures that like to attack in numbers."

Official Metroid Prime websiteEdit

War Wasp Scan Images Dolphin HD
War Wasp Scan in Metroid Prime.

"War Wasps rarely stray from their hive unless pursuing an immediate threat. They attack with no regard to their own survival, dive-bombing enemies with stingers extended. The War Wasp's large abdomen hold fast-working toxins capable of incapacitating most small organisms.

The War Wasp is a flying insect equipped with a venomous stinger capable of shearing steel. The War Wasp uses lightweight wings to quickly fly through the air, guiding itself with long antennae."

TriviaEdit

  • The War Wasps are similar to the bee in that they emerge from Hives and have a queen that reproduces the species.
  • The abdomen of the War Wasp is similar in appearance to that of the Plated Beetle.
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