Samus Aran
Samus in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U.
First appearance


Physical description




Alignment and character traits






Samus Aran is a Nintendo character from Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U. She represents the Metroid series.

Game AppearancesEdit

Super Smash Bros. BrawlEdit

Samus is a veteran in Brawl, but this is her first meeting with Sonic. She is a heavyweight in her Power suit.

Special MovesEdit

  • Standard - Charge Shot
Samus charges her arm cannon and shoots. When used in the air, she does not charge the shot.
  • Side - Missle
Samus shoots a remote-controlled missle that flies horizontally. If the player continues to hold left/right on the d-pad, the missle will attempt to home onto a nearby opponent but flies slower.
  • Up - Screw Attack
Samus curls into a ball and jumps like Sonic, with an aura of electricity.
  • Down - Bomb
Samus curls into a ball and drops a bomb. If the move is used again successfully just as the bomb detonates, she will gain height.
  • Final Smash - Zero Laser
Samus fires a powerful laser. Her suit breaks and she becomes Zero Suit Samus.

Subspace EmmisaryEdit

Zero Suit SamusEdit

Samus (in her Zero Suit) snuck in to a research facility to find her power suit. Along the way, she saved Pikachu from a generator. They then fought their way through R.O.B.s. She eventually found a computer showing her suit. She and Pikachu traveled through the facility until they reached the suit. But they were attacked by shadowbug clones wearing her suit. They defeated the clones and Samus put on her suit.

Power SuitEdit

Samus fought her way through the facility using the weapons of her Power Suit and the aid of Pikachu. They eventually ran into Samus' old foe Ridley who snatched her and grinded her on the wall. Pikachu used his Thunder attack to save Samus. Although Samus' suit was damaged, she and Pikachu defeated Ridley. They went to a Subspace Bomb Factory, where they encountered the Ancient Minister. They prepared to fight but stopped after noticing the Minister's sadness. Donkey Kong broke into the room, followed by Captain Olimar, Captain Falcon and Diddy Kong. They all watched as the Minister defy Ganondorf. The R.O.B.s fired on him, setting his robes ablaze. The robes burned off, revealing him to be the leader of the R.O.B.s. They escaped on the Falcon Flyer, but was chased by Ridley. They defeated Ridley again, but the bombs detonated, sending the Isle of Ancients. They managed to escape on time and met Mario, Link, Kirby, Pit, Yoshi, Marth, Ike, Lucas, the Pokémon Trainer and the Ice Climbers. The Halberd dropped off Meta Knight, Fox McCloud, Falco Lombardi, Solid Snake, Lucario, Mr. Game & Watch, Princess Peach and Princess Zelda. A gunship came out of the Subspace ball, commanded by Ganondorf and Bowser. They noticed the Halberd coming and fired on it. The Halberd broke in half, but the Nintendo heroes had smaller ships. Samus navigated her gunship through the lasers. Kirby destroyed the gunship with a Dragoon, and Samus and the other heroes went into Subspace. They encountered Tabuu, and everyone turned into trophies. But she was saved by King Dedede, Luigi and Ness. They revived the other trophies and went through the Great Maze.

Sonic appearsEdit

After getting through the Great Maze, Tabuu tried to turn everyone back into trophies, but Samus and the others saw a blue ball breaking Tabuu's wings. That blue ball turned out to be Sonic the Hedgehog, who helped Samus and the Nintendo heroes defeat Tabuu and bring the world back to normal.


Matchup with SonicEdit

Green Hill ZoneEdit

In Green Hill Zone, Samus can double jump and Screw Attack across the valley. The checkered pattern isn't as slippery with Samus' armor. When the stage crumbles, she can recover from offstage. Her Screw Attack can glitch her onto the ledge. The checkpoint can launch her across the valley.


Name Image Game(s) Description/ effect
Samus 90px
  • NES - Metroid
  • SNES - Super Metroid
The intergalactic bounty hunter named Samus Aran. Orphaned at an early age, she was taken in and raised by the alien race known as the Chozo. The Power Suit she wears is a product of their technology. Her unique combat skills combined with her athleticism and Arm Cannon have seen her through countless missions.
Zero Laser 90px Samus's Final Smash. The beam emerging from her Arm Cannon is dreadfully powerful and causes great damage to enemies. The beam travels slowly but can be swept up and down. The recoil of the beam is so great that it tears off her Power Suit, revealing Zero Suit Samus. The pieces of her armor can be picked up and thrown as weapons.
Samus (Power Suit) 90px
  • NES - Metroid
  • GCN - Metroid Prime
Samus in the basic version of the legendary Power Suit, made for her by the Chozo race. Samus is most often seen at the beginning of each game in this suit. The normal Power Suit has the lowest level of protective power and features no additional functions. She can use the cannon on her right arm for power shots and build up her arsenal through item pick-ups.
Samus (Varia Suit) 90px
  • SNES - Super Metroid
  • GCN - Metroid Prime
A suit with a higher level of protection than the Power Suit. It eliminates damage caused by very hot or cold areas. It is also more resilient to enemy attacks than the Power Suit and great differs in shoulder design. Recent visual depictions of Samus often show her wearing the Varia Suit.
Samus (Fusion Suit) 90px
  • GBA - Metroid Fusion
During exploration of SR388, Samus is infected by an X parasite and nearly dies. A vaccine created from Metroid cells saves her, but her suit turns blue and loses most of its abilities and weapons. This new Samus must regather her special abilities and fight to neutralize the threat of the X parasites in the space station run by Biologic Space Laboratories.
Samus (Gravity Suit) 90px
  • SNES - Super Metroid
  • GCN - Metroid Prime
A Power Suit that provides even more damage protection than the Varia Suit. This Gravity Suit also allows Samus to move without water resistance when underwater. In most games in the series, this suit also blocks lava damage and friction. In addition, it allows Samus to use item bonuses like the High Jump, Space Jump, even when underwater or in lava.
Samus (Dark Suit) 90px
  • GCN - Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
A Power Suit that reduces damage taken from the atmosphere of Dark Aether. It is obtained after defeating Amorbis in the Dark Torvus Temple. With its increased protection, it greatly widens the range of exploration available in the toxic atmosphere. This suit was developed by the Luminoth, the native race of Aether.


Name Image Game(s) Description/ effect
Samus 90px Metroid [Specials: Indirect] Attack +15

Usable by: Samus, Zero Suit Samus

Samus 90px Metroid Prime 2: Echoes [Explosive] Attack +8
Samus 90px Metroid Fusion [Electric] Resistance +16

Usable by: Samus, Zero Suit Samus

Gravity Suit Samus 90px Metroid: Zero Mission [Weapon] Attack +11

Usable by: Samus, Zero Suit Samus

Dark Suit Samus 90px Metroid Prime 2: Echoes [Throwing] Attack +16

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii UEdit

Samus was confirmed for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U in the E3 2013 trailer. In Sonic's trailer, she shot a Charge Shot at him but Sonic dodged.

Changes from BrawlEdit

Custom MovesEdit

  • Default Standard - '
  • Custom Standard 1 - '
  • Custom Standard 2 - '
  • Default Side - '
  • Custom Side 1 - '
  • Custom Side 2 - '
  • Default Up - '
  • Custom Up 1 - '
  • Custom Up 2 - '
  • Default Down - '
  • Custom Down 1 - '
  • Custom Down 2 - '
  • Final Smash - '


Name Image Game(s) Description

Rematch with SonicEdit

Windy HillEdit

On Windy Hill, Samus can't go under the stage. The left spring puts her on the upper platform without a midair jump. The right spring bounces her close to the center of the wheel. Bouncing of the spring facing the stage as it's turning lets her wall jump and rebound on the spring. She can double jump from the far left platform to the right platform with ease. She can even jump all the way to the wheel with a Screw Attack.



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