Official Metroid Zero Mission Story
Taken from the Official Manual
In the year 2003 of the Cosmic Calendar, representatives from the many different planets in the galaxy
established a congress called the Galactic Federation, and an age of prosperity began. A successful exchange
of cultures and civilization resulted, and thousands of interstellar spaceships shuttled back and forth
between planets. Soon, however, Space Pirates began to attack the spaceships, threatening the galactic
peace. The Galactic Police and Galactic Army struck against this aggression, but the pirates' attacks were
powerful, and it was impossible to catch them all I the vast reaches of space. So, the Federal Bureau
called together powerful bounty hunters to battle the pirates.
In the year 20X5 of the Cosmic Calendar, a terrible incident occurred. The Space Pirates attacked a
deep-space research vessel and seized capsules containing samples of an unknown species that had been
discovered on planet SR388. The Space Pirates' objective was to acquire this life-form: known simply as
Metroids, these floating organisms were incredibly dangerous, as they could latch onto any other organism
and drain its life-energy. Furthermore, it was possible to replicate Metroids in vast numbers by exposing
them to beta rays. The hypotheses that the Metroids were responsible for one of the greatest mysteries in
the entire galaxy- the extinction of planet SR388- was generally accepted as fact.
If the Space Pirates were able to breed the Metroids and use the creatures as biological weapons, the
destruction of all galactic civilization would be near certain. After a desperate search, the Federation
Police discovered the Space Pirates' base of operations on the fortified planet Zebes. They launched a full
assault on the planet, but pirate resistance was strong, and the planet could not be taken. All the while,
in a room hidden deep within the center of the pirate fortress, the preparations for multiplying the
Metroids were progressing steadily.
As a last resort, the Federation Police decided on a risky strategy: to send a lone space hunter to
penetrate the pirate base and destroy the mechanical life-form that controlled the fortress and its
defenses- the Mother Brain. The space hunter chosen for this mission was Samus Aran. Considered the greatest
of all the bounty hunters, Samus had successfully completed numerous missions that others had thought
impossible. Despite her accomplishments, much of Samus's true identity remained wrapped in mystery.
Alone, Samus Aran successfully landed on the surface of Zebes, which was, in fact, the planet where Samus
was raised as a child. Burying all memories of the planet, Samus agreed to carry out this mission and face
the traps of the Mother Brain. But the question remained: could Samus Aran truly complete this task and
return peace and order to the galaxy?
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