Game Theory: Exposing Metroid's HIDDEN Threat (Super Metroid)

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It's the age-old question, one of the biggest mysteries of our time: WHO are the animals in Metroid and should you SAVE them or LET THEM DIE?! Today I'm tackling this intense question with science and some deep lore from Super Metroid and Metroid Fusion to figure out who these little guys are and why they're even there in the first place. Only then can we figure out whose side they're really on!

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Dalek 446
This make's sense 😎
Dalek 446
Oh crap this makes no sense 😰😰😰😰😰😰😰😰😰😰😰😰😰😰😰😰😰😰😰
sorry theorists but this theory is 100% wrong and metroid fusion itself confirms it
Epic group: games and more!
Geez peta got to be so serious about stuff and make offending games
Casey Clark
Since this video was uploaded I have played Metroid fusion and Adam says that the animals are parasite free.
Theory busted.
No. 1 Sonic Fan
Metroid Fusion............. FFUUUUUUUUSSSSIOOOONNNN...... HAAAAAA
Moonlight Blast
but the x parasites never are on Zebes... they were on SR388
"It's just a theory" There's a reason he says that! I hate scrolling through the comments seeing people saying "Matpat is wrong" use your ears!
Pauling Eilts
um, matpat the ships computer Adam says the etecoons and dachoras were the healthy biosigns.
you dont have a link to kill the animals
Gauge Roemmich
no comment becuss no way to not be avensev
Lucas the Grapefruit
There is one big thing you missed. Halfway through Metroid fusion, when you are going to your ship because the computer tells you to, he confirms that the animals are not X parasite hosts.
The Chozo were big fans of biomimicry, and had a history of uplifting species. You confused who got the shinespark and walljump from whom, and missed that Samus was actually familiar with both species from her time with the Chozo.
You also missed that in the intro to Fusion they show Samus being infected and the Federation scientists bringing her X-infected powersuit to the research station, and it powerbombing its way out of containment to cause the outbreak. That's not 'never explained', it's very explicitly shown.
Further, the X parasite is detectable. They're clean.

Moving right along, the Chozo loved genetic re-engineering. At the start of the franchise Samus is only MOSTLY human. I can see them making friendly creatures immune to the X parasite, and the fact that Samus was infected for a LONG time before they were able to treat her with Metroid cells means she has an extremely high resistance to the X parasite. Everything else is killed and mimicked in a matter of seconds, while Samus lasted for many days.
WAIT A SECOND! What about the computer's comment that it sensed a life sign on the habitation deck? Why didn't it know that it was just another x parasite sign? Idk about the creatures being x parasites. Just an observation to look into MatPat. ;]
Pablo D'Angelo
Holy crap this is a game fact not theory. I'm convinced of this one.
Jazz hax
but theyre cute
Jake Fear
Challenge: complete the original Metroid without killing or attacking a single Metroid.
Peta doesn't care about killing animals. They do it all the time. It's when you love and take care of animals that they hate you.
jon pelles
just get Kurt Russell to kill the x
Paulina Sherry
Zebes was full of Space Pirates. Space Pirates were probably involved in animal smuggling. Not a big mystery.
Hm. I always thought the reason the critters weren't eaten by the X was because the habitat was hermetically sealed and they couldn't get in.
Timothy Matthews
On the question of how they could not be X hosts because Adam had scanned them and said they were X free, here is a theory of my own. the X can mimic any thing that it gets info from including machines. that would mean that they could have at some time taken the life of a race or animal that had bio sign negating/changing skills sort of like how that one bounty hunter in Prime could change herself to look and be read as someone else. this could mean that they could have disguised as the cute little animals on the outside and hidden any signs of X on the inside. this also explain how SA-X could get on to the space station with out being detected as threatening.
Elizabeth Allen
no killing anamls matpat yoube evel
Cat Like Thief
9:19 Derp
Pretty much. PETA will bitch about damn near anything.
Next time on game paranoia, your childhood.
Mikar X01Z
The Baby.
Santy Vega
If all that was true, the animals would have infected Samus the first time they encountered her in fusion, gained all her abilities after killing her, and destroyed Zebes themselves. Either that or just gone back to her ship and left. Also I remember Adam saying something about scanning them before they got on board her ship in Fusion and saying they weren't X or infected, so he would need a reason to lie because he thought the X had to be stopped at virtually all costs. The X was on board the station because it is where Samus' discarded X infected armor was sent. It formed the SA-X and set off a powerbomb in the quarantine bay; that's the reason Samus went there in the first place. It's literally the first thing you do in the game.
Vinicius Paiva
The X-Parasite kinda reminds John Carpenter's The Thing
Owen Robinson
matpat you're an idiot Samus is pretty much a Metroid it herself because they would kill her if they were infected by X parasites and if they were it was actually just left her to die there but yet they came and save her
Owen Robinson
and matpat play Metroid Fusion pay attention a.i says Simmons I need to talk to you on your ship
y u hack dis
Jeffrey Anthony
In metriod fusion the animals were in a quarantined zone
Killer fox sfm
your a bitch
Me Me Big Boy
but nobody came...
Marcos md
Kill them!!! Lol
If metroid prime 4 for switch has mods they should have daleks and cybermen.
Asian Persuasion
this sounds thike the prologue to the Life movie
Breakertale Sans
X parasite = every body do da flop
Sonic The Hedgehog
Everyone hates sonic now, my childhood is ruined, I'm so the only one here? 😢
pharhat bulak
Dumb idiot people. Keep the f$&@en animals
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"I confirmed that they were not X-Hosts and gave then a berth."
Clearly they were not infected.
They were just intelligent beings with special genetics that grant them super skills.
Surendra Maharjan
more fnaf plz
House of Dragons
it seems more likely that the chozo based some powers on nearby creatures that had those abilities naturally, and those creatures survived to the days that samus explored the planet they were on.
Merle Blue
I think it's pretty obvious that the Dacora and the Etecoons are intelligent - whether natively or not, that's a question for another day.

And I mean, even if they ARE X carriers, they're still mentally the cuddly critters we know...mostly.
Jelena Kolesnikova
Death to all hippies
Alex Hall
They were genetically engineered by the bird people
Who's with me?! XD
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