Zero Suit Samus

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Zero Suit Samus
Zero Suit Samus profile shot
Zero Suit Samus in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U
Species Human
Homeworld K-2L
Born Cosmic year 2000
Parents Rodney Aran
Virginia Aran
Gender Female
Gunship Samus Aran's Gunship
Main weapon Paralyzer
Alt form Power Suit
Hair Blond
Eye color "Blue with a slight green" (totally green in Metroid: Other M)
Affiliation Galactic Federation
Voice actor Alesia Glidewell
Super Smash Bros. series
Jessica Martin
Metroid: Other M (English)
Ai Kobayashi
Metroid: Other M (Japanese version)

Zero Suit Samus refers to Samus Aran when she is wearing her Zero Suit. The name "Zero Suit Samus" was coined in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, in which Samus appears as a playable character with and without her Power Suit. Zero Suit Samus is playable in Metroid: Zero Mission and Metroid: Other M, and in Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.

Zero Suit Samus also makes non-playable appearances in the Special Endings of Metroid Prime Hunters, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes and Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, as well as the intro of Corruption.

Metroid seriesEdit

Metroid: Zero MissionEdit

The suit first appeared in Metroid: Zero Mission after Samus defeated Mother Brain and initially escaped from the surface of Zebes. While in orbit, Samus was pursued by a small fleet of Space Pirate ships, and even escaped, but was subsequently shot down from afar. Samus crash landed onto the surface of the planet nearby the Space Pirate Mother Ship, stripped of her Power Suit. In order to re-escape from the planet, Samus needed to infiltrate this ship to find a small escape vessel—this is what was expected to be found within the ship at the very most. Her only defense was the retaining of her Energy Tanks and an auto-charging stun pistol known as the Paralyzer. Luckily, Samus came across the Ruins Test during her infiltration mission, granting her the more advanced Legendary Power Suit.

Metroid: Other MEdit

Zero Suit Samus makes several appearances in the game. She appears in the introduction, the cutscene preceding the Ridley battle, the Sector Zero cutscene where Adam Malkovich shoots her with a Freeze Gun and disables her power suit, and in the final Countdown sequence, where she is playable. She again uses the Paralyzer as she races to her Gunship after securing Adam's helmet.

Metroid: Other M Art FolioEdit

The Art Folio preorder bonus for the game utilizes the name "Zero Suit Samus" for the first time outside the context of Super Smash Bros.

"When my Power Suit is deactivated, my Zero Suit is the outfit of choice. In the rare moments when my equipment malfunctions, this is all I have to rely on - fortunately, the streamlined design enables acrobatic movement and the Paralyzer is all that I need to get me out of tight spots."

Super Smash Bros. seriesEdit

Super Smash Bros. BrawlEdit

"What's the matter? All I said was that Komaytos look like little Metr—"

Non-canon warning: This article or section contains information that may not be considered an official part of the Metroid series in the overall storyline by Nintendo.
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Zero Suit Samus' introduction snapshot in The Subspace Emissary

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Zero Suit Samus is a playable character. After Samus uses her Final Smash, the Zero Laser, her Power Suit falls off, leaving her in only the Zero Suit. The respective shield button on the player's controller can also be held on the character selection screen, to trigger Zero Suit Samus starting instead. Zero Suit Samus' functions as a separate fighter with her own armament and combat style, in much the same way that Princess Zelda has an alter-ego, Sheik, with different moves. As in the Metroid games, Zero Suit Samus is more vulnerable, but also quicker and more maneuverable. She carries her emergency pistol, now named the Paralyzer. Created for Brawl is a Plasma Whip capability with the Paralyzer which she can use as both attacks and tether recoveries, acting as a replacement of the Grapple Beam she would use with her Power Suit. Additionally, her down move, Flip Jump, involves her springing off the ground, and she can kick opponents dealing high damage. When Zero Suit Samus emerges, the pieces of her Power Suit lying on the ground can be picked up and thrown at other fighters. Zero Suit Samus' Final Smash is Power Suit Samus. Resembling the Crystal Flash (though it does not heal Samus in any way), the move drags in nearby enemies and blasts them away with damage. When the attack is finished, the Power Suit is restored.

Zero Suit Samus' palette swaps are similar to her Justin Bailey and Ending Outfits..

In Adventure Mode: The Subspace Emissary, Samus is first seen breaking into the base of the Subspace Army in her Zero Suit form. She comes across Pikachu being drained of its electrical power, and frees it out of compassion, summoning a security force of R.O.B.s. Pikachu assists Samus in her search out of gratitude. Later, she comes across her Power Suit, but is confronted by two Shadow Bug clones mimicking her Power Suit. After their defeat she is able to recover her Power Suit and uses it by default in later levels, but it is possible to switch between forms when desired. Once the level is cleared the player can choose either form at will in cleared levels and levels that allow the player to choose any character. Her name on the character select screen is misspelled "Zaro Suit Samus".

Here is a list of Zero Suit Samus' moves.

Zero Suit Samus, like most Brawl characters, has unused SFX for hits at high damage percentages.[1] She also had an unused trophy, kneeling with the Paralyzer, and was intended to have a unique victory theme, like Meta Knight.[2]


# Name Image Appearance(s) Description
53 Zero Suit Samus

Metroid: Zero Mission

Samus Aran without her mighty Power Suit. In this condition, she does not have the firepower she's famed for but is in full possession of the agility and athleticism she gained through her childhood training with the Chozo. Without the armor, she's also much, much faster. The weapon she carries is a self-protection device known as a Paralyzer that stops enemies cold.
54 Power Suit Samus

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Zero Suit Samus's Final Smash. Samus loses her Power Suit when she fires the Zero Laser, but she can restore it—that is, she can return from her Zero Suit form to her familiar armored form. That being said, Zero Suit Samus is very quick with great reach, so there are tactical reasons to fight as is. If that's your preference, don't pick up any Smash Balls.

Sticker informationEdit

Image Game Effect
Ssbb mzm zss2 Metroid: Zero Mission Running Zero Suit Samus
[Weapon] - Attack +25
Usable by:Samus, Zero Suit Samus
Ssbb mzm zss1 Metroid: Zero Mission Zero Suit Samus
[Leg] - Attack +9
Usable by:Samus, Zero Suit Samus


Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii UEdit

Zamus art

Zero Suit Samus was not initially revealed in the first trailer despite the appearance of the Zero Laser. A Nintendo Direct presentation on April 8, 2014 confirmed Zero Suit Samus as returning. The April 8 date coincided with the European release of Zero Mission in 2004. Zero Suit Samus is this time a separate character from her suited self, meaning the Zero Laser no longer destroys her Power Suit. Like the suited Samus, Zero Suit Samus' appearance is an amalgamation of all of her physical appearances. She takes the Zero Suit design and beauty mark from Other M, along with a similar face, but retains her blue eyes, taller and athletic build and hairstyle from Zero Mission and Brawl, though with the Other M bangs. Her kick and fist attacks have been augmented with Jet Boots and metal bracelets. Replacing Plasma Wire as her recovery is Boost Kick, and her new Final Smash is an attack with her Gunship. She jumps into it and fires twin lasers at opponents in a first-person view similar to the Dragoon item and Snake's Final Smash. The Gunship is also part of her new entrance, where she jumps down from it as it flies away. Zero Suit Samus is shorter in height in the fourth games than in Brawl.

On the Boxing Ring stage in Wii U, each character has their own title in the background. Zero Suit Samus is The Warrior Within. In the UK version, it is Low Armour, High Agility.

Name Image Description
Zero Suit Samus

NTSC: Samus is far from helpless when her Power Suit is deactivated. Sure, she loses a lot of the moves and weapons she had access to before, but her Jet Boots pick up the slack! She also has the Paralyzer, a versatile weapon that can shock her rivals or change into a Plasma Whip to grab edges and enemies.
PAL: Without her Power Suit, Samus Aran may not have her usual strength, specials moves or over-powered arm cannon, but her Jet Boots definitely kick things up a notch in their own way. The Paralyzer, her gun, does just what you'd expect it to, but it can also turn into a whip for attacking and grabbing onto edges while falling.
Zero Suit Samus (Alt.)

NTSC: Zero Suit Samus's up special Boost Kick involves a series of fast kicks that end with a swift, sideways-launching one. A perfectly executed attack will hit eight times! Her down special Flip Jump can bury a grounded fighter in the dirt. She can kick midflip by pressing the special button.
PAL: Zero Suit Samus's Boost Kick up special finishes with a swift sideways kick. If you start the move close to an opponent, you can hit them up to eight times and launch them sideways! Her main down special, Flip Jump, buries opponents if you land on them at the end of it. Alternatively, press the button again mid-flip for a drop kick.

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Zero Suit Samus amiibo

Zero Suit Samus' amiibo will be released in September 2015.

Zero Suit Samus
Series: Super Smash Bros.
Release Date: September 2015
"Samus™ is far from helpless when her Power Suit is deactivated. With her Zero Suit, she doesn’t have the firepower she's famed for but is in full possession of the agility and athleticism she gained through her childhood training with the Chozo. Without the armor, she's also much, much faster. The weapon she carries is a self-protection device known as a Paralyzer that stops enemies cold."

Palutena's GuidanceEdit

  • Pit: "Who's that woman?"
  • Palutena: "That's Zero Suit Samus."
  • Palutena: "She usually wears heavy armor, but not in this incarnation. Even so, she's still pretty powerful."
  • Pit: "She has some pretty hurty-looking equipment. Getting kicked by those Jet Boots has gotta sting!"
  • Palutena: "You have a good deal of "hurty-looking equipment" yourself, Pit."
  • Pit: "Yeah, and can you believe that there are some fighters that battle empty handed? Crazy!"
  • Palutena: "It's all about discipline, not weaponry. Don't worry, though. When we get home, I'll enroll you in Palutena's Boot Camp. That'll fix you right up."
  • Pit: "Or I can just keep my weapons. Yeah, let's do that."
  • Palutena: "Anyway, Zero Suit Samus is a difficult target to hit. Keep your attack sure and ready."


Non-canon warning: Non-canonical information ends here.


  • In other language versions of Smash Bros., this version of Samus is either referred to as "without armor/suit" (Samus Sans Armure in French/Samus Sans Combinaison in Canadian French) or Zero Samus (in both Spanish versions). The only versions to properly translate "Zero Suit" are German, Portuguese and Italian.
  • Her Boxing Ring title in European Spanish is La Bella Guerrera Galáctica (The Galactic Warrior Beauty).


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