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Zero Suit Samus
The Intergalactic Amazon
Universe SSB Metroid SeriesMetroid
Other Super Smash Bros. Appearances SSBB/SSB4
Recent Game Wii U Metroid: Other M
Availability Starter
Final Smash Gun Ship/Hyper Boots

Zero Suit Samus makes her third appearance as a playable character to the Super Smash Bros. franchise in Super 5mash Bros. 5. She originally debuted as a character connected to Samus from Super Smash Bros. Brawl and was available after performing the Zero Laser. She gained her own character spot in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS. She uses her Jet Boots, Plasma Whip, and Paralyzer. Aesthetically, she appears much like her model from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS.

Changes from SSB4


Special Custom Set A

Name Damage Description
Neutral Special Paralyzer 4% (uncharged), 6% (charged) Fires a paralyzing shot.
Custom 1 Blast Shot 2% (uncharged), 3.5% (charged) Higher range and speed, but weaker with no paralyzation.
Custom 2 Electromagnetic Net 0.8% (uncharged most), 1% (uncharged end), 1% (charged most), 2% (charged end) Shot has little range but explodes in an ever-increasing range.
Side Special Plasma Whip --- Fires the whip forwards a distance.
Custom 1 Plasma Dash 2% (per hit) A dashing gun strike.
Custom 2 Whip Lash --- Draws in the opponent instead of pushing them away.
Up Special Boost Kick 5% (first), 1.3% (loop), 4% (last) A rising kick move. Very powerful when the last kick connects.
Custom 1 Impact Kick 6% (hit 1), 14% (hit 2) More powerful but has long lag.
Custom 2 Lateral Kick 5% (first), 1.3% (loop), 5% (last) Has more horizontal than vertical reovery distance.
Down Special Flip Jump 8% (footstool), 14% (kick) A quick leaping dodge that can also strike enemies on descent.
Custom 1 Shooting Star Flip Kick 8% (footstool), 17% (clean kick), 14% (late kick) The manual kick flies downwards.
Custom 2 Low Kick 4% (footstool), 8% (clean kick), 6% (late kick) Jumps less high but has more horizontal traveling distance.

Special Custom Set B

Name Damage Description
Neutral Special Secondary Fire 7% (uncharged), 13% (charged) Zero Suit Samus activates her Secondary Fire option which she charges a ball of plasma. Charging it increases the range and damage. She then fires it slightly upwards which travels and then arcs back down. It will explode it plasma energy when it hits an opponent.
Custom 1 Secondary Burst 6% (uncharged), 10% (charged), 3% (shock uncharged), 5% (shock charged) It flies further than the default but does less damage. When it lands, it will release a spark that continues for some time. Opponents who step on this spark are damaged slightly and hit stun. The spark lasts 5 to 7 seconds; depending how long it was charged.
Custom 2 Secondary Blast 10% (uncharged), 18% (charged) Pressing the special button once charges the attack. Pressing it again fires it. It charges longer and is a slower projectile but it has a wide blast radius and does more damage.
Side Special Boost Dash Kick 9% (clean), 6% (late) Zero Suit Samus dashes forward; propelled by her jet boots. She then kicks forward; dealing damage while in the air. She then lands but slides slightly as she lands. Opponents are hit vertically during the attack and horizontally at the end.
Custom 1 Boost Drill Kick 3.5% (per hit) Zero Suit Samus dashes forward but, instead of a regular kick, she spins while moving; dealing damage and pushing back opponents as she travels forward.
Custom 2 Boost Reverse Kick 12% (clean), 9% (late) Zero Suit Samus boosts backwards and then turns to kick as she travels back. It does more damage but has longer ending lag.
Up Special Hover Boots 0% Zero Suit Samus uses her boots to boost herself slightly into the air. Pressing up special boosts her upwards and she has up to 6 boosts. She can hold down the special button for a continuous boost but that depletes it quicker. If attacked, she falls into a helpless state but, while using the boots, she can attack out of it.
Custom 1 Meteor Hover Boots 10% Instead of doing zero damage, it causes a meteor to opponent below her when she ignites the boots. It doesn't do any damage for continuous boots. It also propels her slightly higher into the air. However, she only has 4 uses from it.
Custom 2 Burnin' Hover Boost 1.5% (per hit) Instead of boosting upwards by pressing the special button, it will ignite the boots and pressing special again stops it. When ignites, it is capable of burning enemies below Zero Suit Samus.
Down Special Lash 7% (clean), 10% (throw) 2% (late), Zero Suit Samus lashes out with her Plasma Whip. If it hits clean, it grabs the opponent and flings them the opposite direction with high damage and knockback. If it his late, it doesn't grab them and just does hitstun. The sweetspot for grabbing it right when it snaps and she yanks it back. It can be used as a tether recovery.
Custom 1 Electrocution Lash 14% (clean), 4% (late), Stronger and just as quick but it doesn't catch opponents but instead; electrocutes them sending them high into the air.
Custom 2 Reflecting Lash 4% (melee), 2x (reflect) Does the same amount of damage but the player can influence where the beam will travel by tilting the control stick. As a result, it will launch players instead of doing hitstun.

Final Smash

Name Damage Description
Final Smash 1 Gunship 0.8% (loop), 10% (last) Zero Suit Samus boards her Gunship and can fire up to 5 powerful lasers that do multiple damage to opponents.
Final Smash 2 Hyper Boots 4% (first kick), 13% (kick combos), 4% (launch), 18% (spike), 6% (impact), 20% (boot impact) Zero Suit Samus unlocks her Jet Boots which cause them to shine and emit energy. She then launches forward and does a time-stopping kick which freezes the opponents. She then performs a series of kicks and then launches the opponent into the sky. Zero Suit Samus then brings her jet foot as they spin in the sky down onto them; slamming them to the ground. She then quickly descends down and slams her Jet Boot into the opponent(s); launching them into the air.


Italics means they have to be unlocked.

  • Zero Suit Samus throws up her Paralyzer and catches it while saying “Is that all?” (Up)
  • Zero Suit Samus twirls her whip around while saying “You’re mine.” (Right)
  • Zero Suit Samus jumps up slightly and ignites her Jet Boosts which slowly levitates her upwards while saying “Tremble,” (Left)
  • Zero Suit Samus lashes out her whip and says “Try me.”

Character Selection Screen

  • Zero suit Samus says “Alright. Let’s go.” with readies her Paralyzer.
  • Zero Suit Samus flicks her ponytail backwards and says “I’m ready.”
  • Zero Suit Samus twirls her Paralyzer in her hand and then grabs it and points it at the screen.

On Screen Appearance

  • Zero Suit Samus appears while jumping from her Gunship.
  • Zero Suit Samus appears in her Power Suit which then detaches and vanishes.
  • Zero Suit Samus appears crouching on the ground after turning off her invisibility cloak.

Victory Animations

  • Zero Suit Samus performs a Flip Hump, lands, and then poses.
  • Zero Suit Samus slashes the air with her Plasma Whip and says “Be still.”
  • Zero Suit Samus does a side kick flex.
  • Zero Suit Samus fiddles with her Paralyzer and then points it at the camera while saying “Give up. It’s over.”
  • Zero Suit Samus appears with Anthony Higgs who says “You go girl!” and Zero Suit Samus says “Pay attention to the mission.”
  • Zero Suit Samus twirls around with her plasma whip and then strikes a pose while saying “Hiyah!”

Losing Animation

  • Zero Suit Samus is facing forward without an expression and clapping.
  • Zero Suit Samus is holding her right arm and looking to the side while staring away
  • Zero Suit Samus is clenching her teeth with her eyebrow twitching.

Victory Fanfare

A flourished remix based on the Metroid Prime 3 “Samus Appearance” theme.

Idle Poses

  • Stands up straight and looks around, holding her Paralyzer to her face.
  • Checks her paralyzer.
  • Plays with her ponytail quickly.
  • Stretches by stretching her arms upwards.


Zero Suit Samus' trophies can be earned by completing Classic Mode, Adventure Mode, All-Star Mode, and Boss Battle mode. In addition, further trophies can be found during matches and at the Trophy Shop.

Zero Suit Samus

Unlock: Classic Mode

Zero Suit Samus (Alt)

Unlock: Adventure Mode Console/Green

Zero Suit Samus (Alt)

Unlock: Adventure Mode Handheld/Red

Military Suit Samus

Unlock: Boss Battle Console

Civilian Suit Samus

Unlock: Boss Battle Handheld

Zero Suit Samus (Paralyzer)

Unlock: Complete a Character Challenge Yellow

Zero Suit Samus (Lash)

Unlock: Complete a character challenge Classic Green

Zero Suit Samus (Blue Shorts)

Unlock: Complete a character challenge

Zero Suit Samus (Orange Shorts)

Unlock: Complete a character challenge

Zero Suit Samus (Up) White

Unlock: Match or Trophy Shop

Magenta Samus

Unlock: Complete a Wario Character Challenge


Unlock: All Star Mode

Hyper Boots

Unlock: Unlock all Meta Knight's trophies

Alternate Costumes

Color Title Color Notes Status
Cyan Light Blue Zero Suit Samus' default color from Metroid: Other M. Starter
Blue Blue Resembles the Zero Suit from Metroid Prime 2: Echoes. Starter
Red Red Based on her undersuit from Metroid. Starter
Black Black Resembles her black undersuit from Super Metroid. Starter
Green Green --- Starter
White White Resembles an outfit from Metroid Fusion. Starter
Shorts Orange Orange Based off an outfit from the end of Metroid: Zero Mission. Starter
Shorts Blue Blue Based off an outfit from Metroid Fusion. Starter
Yellow Yellow --- Starter
Purple Purple Resembles her purple outfit from Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Starter
Military Suit Samus Brown Resemble's her military outfit from Metroid: Other M Locked
Civilian Suit Samus Dark Green Resembles Samus' civilian outfit from Metroid: Other M. Locked
Magenta Magenta Outfit based on Samus at the end of the original Metroid. Locked


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