General Information
Homeworld Bottle Ship/Biologic Space Laboratories research station
Habitat No natural habitat
Height Unknown, appears to vary
Diet Unknown
Sapience Level Semi-Sapient
Language N/A
Subspecies/Races N/A
Behind the Scenes
Universe Metroid Universe

The Nightmare is a genetically engineered experimental bio-weapon developed by a secret Galactic Federation Research Team operating aboard the Bottle Ship. The creature uses a strange unnatural ability that allows it to control gravity, which is enhanced by the cybernetic armor it is housed within.


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Nightmare on the Bottle Ship

The Nightmare was created to be used as a destructive bio-weapon and strike fear in the hearts of enemies (if its appearance would attest). The armored exosuit comprises a wormlike, box-shaped body with two huge winglike arms lined with laser cannons. Beneath the body is a globe-shaped device that Nightmare uses to alter gravitational pulls and sustain flight. The face of the creature is hidden behind an eerie mask that looks like a ghoulish face, lined with patterns resembling stitching. Its vocalizations sound much like a banshee's wail. Once the gravity well device and mask sustain enough damage, the latter breaks away to reveal the Nightmare's true form; a green sluglike creature with six eyes. Its attacks become much more erratic and harder to evade when its face is exposed, but with the mask removed, the creature can be attacked directly. The Nightmare housed on the Bottle Ship was held in a room in the Cryosphere Sector that preceded the access lift to Sector Zero.

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Nightmare without its mask in Metroid Other M

X Parasite ReplicaEdit

After the original Nightmare was killed by Samus Aran on the Bottle Ship, The cyborg's corpse (along with most of the specimens aboard the research facility) were brought to the B.S.L. Station near SR388. Nightmare was held within the sub-zero research area, Sector 5 (ARC). This specimen, along with many other creatures held aboard the station, were infected and presumably killed by the X Parasites that ran loose throughout the station. The X, being able to absorb and mimic the DNA of creatures that they infect, were able to assume the form of Nightmare after infecting it. It then began a rampage through Sector 5, which prompted Samus to track it down and kill it. Absorbing the Nightmare's Core-X granted the Gravity Suit feature to Samus's Fusion Suit.


Nightmare without its mask in Metroid Fusion


  • Metroid: Other M
  • Metroid Fusion (First appearance)


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