Zero Suit Samus (JP) is Samus Aran without her distinctive, orange power suit. Although she lacks the defensive capabilities and firepower of the armor, she is much more quick and nimble than before thanks to the training she received from her adoptive parents, the Chozo. She first appeared in this form as a playable character in Metroid: Zero Mission.


Metroid: Zero Mission

In Metroid: Zero Mission, Samus loses her abilities shortly after battling Mother Brain, left only with a Zero Suit and an Emergency Pistol. But she manages to defeat the Space Pirate Mother in the end.

Metroid Prime series

Zero Suit Samus only appears in the ending cutscenes in Metroid Prime 2: Echoes and Metroid Prime Hunters, and in the opening and endings in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption.

Metroid: Other M

Samus appears in a cutscene where she's being reinstated after returning from Planet Zebes. A countdown starts, and soon after, Samus escapes the Bottle Ship in her Zero Suit.

Zero Suit Samus also appears in the ending to Metroid: Samus Returns if the player beats the game under 4 hours on standard difficulty. Samus appears in different outfits based on the original Metroid and Metroid Fusion depending on the difficulty.

Super Smash Bros. series

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Zero Suit Samus makes her first debut as a playable character. Her Final Smash, Power Suit Samus, in which she forms energy then pulling in items and opponents, dealing 25 - 26% damage while spinning and 10% when she regains her suit.

Adventure Mode: The Subspace Emissary

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In The Subspace Emissary, Zero Suit Samus breaches the base of the Subspace Army, soon after, she notices Pikachu's electrical power being drained and sets it free. After defeating two Shadow Bugs she recovers her Power Suit. Her name on the character select screen is misspelled "Zaro Suit Samus".

Special Moves

  • Standard Special: Paralyzer
  • Up Special: Plasma Wire / Boost Kick
  • Side Special: Plasma Whip
  • Down Special: Flip Jump
  • Final Smash: Power Suit Samus / Gunship


Zero Suit Samus

"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."
GBA - Metroid: Zero Mission

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, Zero Suit Samus returned as a playable character, this time being a seperate character from Samus (e.g. Zelda and Pokémon Trainer). Some of her Special Moves were later replaced by her Up Special, Boost Kick, and her Final Smash, Gunship.

Name: Image: Description:
Zero Suit Samus (Classic) 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."

Alternate Costumes

All 7 of Zero Suit Samus's Alternate costumes.

Zero Suit Samus has 7 alternate costumes to choose from. Her white and orange costumes resemble the outfits from Metroid Fusion and her blue outfit from Metroid Fusion and Metroid: Zero Mission.

Other Appearances

Fatal Frame IV: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse

In the Fatal Frame IV: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse, which was published by Nintendo, the character Ruka Minazuki can wear two Nintendo themed costumes, one of Luigi (because of Luigi's Mansion, which like this game is centered around the super natural) and Zero Suit Samus.


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  • One the Boxing Ring stage, Zero Suit Samus has a description in the backgound which is "The Warriors Within", it the UK version it's, "Low Armour, High Agility", and in the European Spanish as La Bella Guerrera Galáctica (The Beautiful Galactic Warrior).
  • 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.

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