SA-X vs. Am I seeing double, or are there two Samus Arans? Wiz: Actually you're not seeing double, you're not drunk, and you're technically not seeing Samus Aran. What you're actually seeing are two clones based on Samus Aran. Boomstick: And Dark Samus. And the reincarnation of Metroid Prime.
She shoots Missiles faster, her Power Beam now Phazon Beam, although different from the Phazon Beam Samus gets in Metroid Prime has a "spray" effect, she can hover for indefinate periods, she has a powerful Phazon dive attack in effect turning herself into an invulnerable meteor , a Phazon shield, and an incredibly powerful Boost Ball attack. She can also render herself invisible in the normal spectrum, meaning she can only be seen using the Dark Visor or Echo Visor. Who will take this one?? Sa-x isn't immune to phazon so I think it would hurt it a lot. Besides Sa-x also doesn't have the echo visor either so dark samus could keep disappearing after it attacked. Dark Samus is, after all, Metroid Prime, the strongest and best of all Metroids, and with the powers of Samus' Phazon Suit to boot, plus its newest Phazon abilities. Let's also not forget that the Chozo originally created the Metroids to destroy the X.
Dark Samus, andI think. Wildcard at best. But yeah, that's my opinion. There might be a good argument to be made for SA-X, but right now I can't think of one. I've been trying to make respect threads for Metroid characters, and I'm currently editing my ones for Gorea and Dark Samus. That being said, by feats, armament, firepower, durability, maneuverability, and regenerative ability, Dark Samus appears simply better. She's already one-shotted Samus withother hunters, and while the SA-X is more durable than that version of Samus, it's still a possibility. Dark Samus routinely makes herself invulnerable for periods of time, and while the SA-X should be capable of causing damage via Screw Attack, her non-Phazon weapons should be mostly ineffective. Her ability to dodge seems almost nonexistent, while Dark Samus routinely cartwheels, flies, or shields from Samus's offenses. Has it ever been officially stated that Dark Samus is, in fact, Metroid Prime?