Light Beam

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Light Beam
Light Beam (Echoes).png

Samus's Light Beam

Game(s) Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
Users *Samus Aran
Located in Dark Agon Wastes
Ammunition *Light Ammo
    • Uncharged: Single unit per shot
    • Lightblast: 5 units per shot
Charge Combo Sunburst
Properties *Ignites enemies
  • Increased damage to dark creatures
  • Lightblast: Homing capabilities when locked on
Quote1.png The Light Beam is a truly mighty weapon. All of the Ing fear its power. Find this weapon, so its great light may blind and burn our foes once more. Quote2.png
— I-Sha

The Light Beam is a Luminoth designed weapon featured in Metroid Prime 2: Echoes.

Properties[edit]

In a function similar to that of the Plasma Beam, the Light Beam sets enemies on fire. The charged Light Beam, known as the Lightblast,[1] fires a blast similar to that of a shotgun. The exact spread of the blast is different with each shot. When locked onto an enemy, the Lightblast will home in on their location at a rapid speed. Samus can use this homing effect to knock Dark Samus out of her Boost Ball in battle.

Samus can use the Light Beam to open portals back to Aether. Shields with a dark polarity can be overloaded by the Light Beam. It can temporarily energize Light Crystals. Lift Crystals can also be manipulated through use of the Light Beam.

The Luminoth created the Light Beam after their failure with the Dark Beam, which was designed to overload the Ing with dark energy. The Light Beam proved far more effective.[2] All dark creatures take a higher amount of damage to the Light Beam and fear it.[3]

Sunburst[edit]

Main article: Sunburst

The Sunburst is the Charge Combo for the Light Beam, acquired in the Temple Grounds. It fires a slow moving sphere of light that ignites any enemy near it, usually eliminating them. As with the Light Beam, the Sunburst deals an increased amount of damage to dark creatures.

Data[edit]

Manual[edit]

Samus's Notes[edit]

"When out of Light Ammo, you can charge the Light Beam to fire a normal shot. Use the Light Beam to energize Crystals. The Light Beam is quite effective against dark creatures. A Light Beam shot will damage foes as long as they are in contact with it. Charge the Light Beam to fire a Lightblast of white-hot energy. Enemies struck by this blast will burn for a few moments. The Lightblast costs 5 Light Ammo to fire."[1]

Gallery[edit]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "When out of Light Ammo, you can charge the Light Beam to fire a normal shot. Use the Light Beam to energize Crystals. The Light Beam is quite effective against dark creatures. A Light Beam shot will damage foes as long as they are in contact with it. Charge the Light Beam to fire a Lightblast of white-hot energy. Enemies struck by this blast will burn for a few moments. The Lightblast costs 5 Light Ammo to fire." —Samus's Notes (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
  2. "Our studies of the Ing revealed the source of their attacks as dark energy. We built weapons to use this energy, thinking it could overload energy targets and eliminate them. We soon learned our error, as the Dark Beam was not of great effect on the Ing. We then began to develop a weapon that used light energy. This weapon would dispatch the Ing with terrible efficiency." —Luminoth Lore (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
  3. "The Light Beam is a truly mighty weapon. All of the Ing fear its power. Find this weapon, so its great light may blind and burn our foes once more." —I-Sha (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
  4. "This fires beams of light that can pass through enemies and set them on fire. It can be used to energize Light Crystals. and is effective against dark creatures. Charge it to fire a wide-dispersing Lightblast that will continually burn enemies. The Light Beam can open white hatches." Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Instruction Booklet, Pg 17
  5. "This is a short-range weapon. However, this weapon is effective on dark enemies. When you fire it, you use light ammo." Metroid Prime: Trilogy Instruction Booklet, Pg 28


Language Name Meaning
Japanese ライトビーム  Light Beam  
Spanish Rayo de Luz  Light Beam  
French Rayon de Lumière  Light Beam  
German Light Beam  -  
Italian Raggio Luce  Light Beam  


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