The Official Backstory to Metroid 2
Compiled and submitted by Tyler Durden
In the year 2000 of the history of the cosmos, representatives of many
different planets in the galaxy established a congress called the Galactic
Federation. A successful exchange of cultures and civilization resulted, and
thousands of interstellar spaceships ferried back and forth between planets.
When space pirates appeared to attack spaceships, the Federation Bureau
created the Galactic Federation Police.
There are many unknown planets throughout the galaxy. Many of these are
causes of concern to the Galactic Federation. To take care of this, they
employ Space Hunters, the greatest of which is Samus Aran.
Samus' greatest achievement has been the destruction of the pirates' Metroid
plans on the planet Zebes. IN the year 20X5 of the cosmos, an unknown life-
form was discovered on planet SR388 by a Galactic Federation deep-space
research ship. The research crew took a sample of the creature and placed it
into a suspended animation stasis capsule and dubbed the life form "Metroid".
On their way back to their home base, the research ship was attacked by
pirates who stole the stasis capsule containing the life-form!
The Metroid in suspended animation could easily be brought back to life, and
exposure to beta rays was all that was needed to cause it to multiply. This
highly dangerous creature will cling to any other creature and suck away its
Samus, by order of the Galactic Federal Police, successfully and single-handedly
penetrated the space pirates' natural fortress on the planet Zebes. After a
series of intense battles, Samus destroyed all the Metroids she encountered.
Her destruction of the reactivated Mother Brain at the center of the fortress
crushed the pirates' evil plans.
After serious consideration of how terrible and destructive the Metroid life
form was, the Galactic Federation sent another research ship to SR388. This
trip was to make sure their was no more Metroids left on the planet.
After a short time the Federation received an emergency notice from the
research base. They had lost contact, and the research ship was missing. The
base had already sent a search and rescue party, but after their initial
contact, the rescue ship was not heard from again.
A special combat group was assembled consisting of armed soldiers from the
Federation Police and was immediately dispatched to SR388. After transmitting
their primary landing data, they also were never heard from!
Rumors spread fast, and again, the whole galaxy was seized with the fear of
With this limited information, the Federation was positive that a Metroid must
still be surviving, hiding deep in the planet underground. Even one living
Metroid could easily wipe out an entire planetary civilization. So, the
Galactic Federation called its members to an urgent conference to find a way
to overcome this menace. They quickly came to one conclusion, which was
unanimous and simple....Give Samus Aran the order to exterminate the Metroids!
The underworld of the planet SR388 is a complicated structure of multi-layered
domes and space. Some of these contain the ancient ruins of some unknown
civilization. These are home to many life forms living on the planet.
Samus, charged with her mission from the Galactic Federation, hurried to the
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