After her last mission (from Metroid 2), Samus Aran finds a Metroid offspring just as she was escaping from Planet SR388. Samus Aran reports the metroid larva to the Ceres space station. But as they were studying it, a fearsome dragon, Ridley, exterminates everything except the larva. This is where Samus finds out about the ressurection of Planet Zebeth. Written by
Jenova Synthesis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The last Metroid is in captivity. The galaxy... is at peace.
Did You Know?
First game in the series to refer to the Chozo (the original bird-like race inhabiting Zebes) by name in the game's manual. Their statues were seen in-game in both Metoroido
(1986) and Metroid II: The Return of Samus
(1992), but were nowhere identified as of Chozo origin at the time. According to behind-the-scenes stories, the Japanese manual of Super Metroid made references to "chojin-zoku", meaning "bird-folk race", but this was misinterpreted as "chozo", which means "bird statue". The word Chozo was subsequently chosen as the name of the race depicted by the statues. See more
Referenced in Super Smash Bros.