Name: Phazon Metroid (fay zon - met troyd)
Genetic Family : Space Pirate Homeworld
Origin: SR388 eggs transplanted to the Space Pirate Homeworld for implimentation into a renewed biological weapons project.
Note:Federation scientists are speculating that the Miniroid might be a phase of a Metroid life cycle that leads to the development of a Metroid Prime.
Mysterious creature found on planet SR388. For which is thought to also be its native planet. Thought to be parasitic. An airborne life form totally capable of flight through it's almost weightlessness.
Since the capture of the original Metroid specimens collected by the Galactic Federation expedition to SR388 the Space Pirates have attempted to breed Metroids for the bio warfare program; on the planet Zebes, planet Tallon IV, and planet Aether. All these attempts have failed because of the intervention of the Space Hunters Samus Aran who exterminated most specimens; still the Space Pirates retained enough Metroids to start once more again. This time the Space Pirates attempted to breed Metroids on their own homeworld. While the Space Pirates' homeworld already caused interesting mutations to take place in the Metroid genetic strain, at some point the Space Pirate scientists decided to expose Metroid eggs to large quantities of Phazon material.
The result is a complete new and unique strain of Metroid that has Phazon in its genetic makeup and feeds on both life energy and Phazon material; Phazon Metroids. Phazon Metroids differ both physically and in capabilities from normal Metroids and Metroids that have been mutated by exposure to Phazon such as Hunter and Fission Metroids.Their transparent shell seems to be divided in two halves by a bony ridge that runs through it though this is only superficial. Phazon Metroids also have second set of mandibles next to the standard set with which they grab or attach themselves through prey; Phazon Metroids feed on prey or Phazon through this second set of mandibles.
The Phazon genetic make up has given Phazon Metroids two unique abilities; first, they can shift into a ‘phase' state during which they can move through solid matter and are invulnerable to weapons fire. Second, Phazon Metroids can generate a Phazon energy blast with which they can attack prey. Scientist believe that the enlarged dome lobes have specific glands used to both store and eject excess Phazon towards their prey. Because of these new abilities Phazon Metroids are more difficult to hit with concussion weaponry as they immediately enter their phase state, however they are now more susceptible to energy based weaponry with the most effective being high frequency weapons.