Biotech Research Area 1 (Frigate Orpheon)

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Biotech Research Area 1
Biotech Research Area 1

A recently awakened Parasite Queen in Biotech Research Area 1

Game Metroid Prime

Frigate Orpheon

Connected Rooms
This article is about the room on Frigate Orpheon. For the room on the Crashed Frigate, see Biotech Research Area 1 (Tallon Overworld).

The Biotech Research Area 1 is a room on the Frigate Orpheon. Samus must go through this room twice: once while traversing the Frigate, and again while evacuating.

The first time Samus enters this room, she may access an upper walkway that wraps around a lower section containing three specimen cells, two of which are broken and empty. This walkway has two injured Space Pirates on it and wall terminals that can be scanned.

When Samus returns to this room, she enters on the lower level. As she does, a Parasite Queen that was hibernating in the third specimen cell becomes volatile and attempts to escape. Three Space Pirates are trying to subdue it when an explosion kills them all. A damaged section of walkway allows Samus to climb up to the upper level again, where three more Space Pirates await her. An unstable ventilation cap breaks open, killing any nearby Pirates, exposing an escape route.


Available Logbook Entries

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Creature Number Encountered
Injured Space Pirates 2  First visit  
Injured Space Pirates 6  Second visit  
Parasite Queen 1  Second visit  



  1. "Entrance to Deck Beta Conduit Hall" —Scan Data (Metroid Prime)
  2. "Low life signs detected. The creature appears to be in a state of stasis hibernation." —Scan Data (Metroid Prime)
  3. "Specimen Cell A
    Status >> Hibernation.
    Transference of Phazon Batch 0081.0 complete.
    " —Scan Data (Metroid Prime)
  4. "Specimen Cell B.
    Status >> Unknown.
    Rejection of Phazon Compound detected.
    " —Scan Data (Metroid Prime)
  5. "Specimen Cell C.
    Status >> Unknown.
    Rejection of Phazon Compound detected.
    " —Scan Data (Metroid Prime)
  6. "Combat mutation applications are complete. The primary legs of this creature possess galvanized tips, allowing it to penetrate any known alloy." —Scan Data (Metroid Prime)
  7. "Parasite egg in pupa stage. Its tough exoskeleton protects it from its mother's acidic embryonic fluid." —Scan Data (Metroid Prime)
  8. "The fluid sacs in the mouth enlarge after mutation. This allows for increased production of corrosive bile." —Scan Data (Metroid Prime)
  9. "After mutation, the carapace of the larva becomes rigid. The carapace is quite resilient, able to resist the attacks of many predators." —Scan Data (Metroid Prime)
  10. "Morphology: Space Pirate.
    Status >> Both legs of this creature are broken.
    " —Scan Data (Metroid Prime)
  11. "Morphology: Space Pirate.
    Status >> Severe internal damage detected.
    " —Scan Data (Metroid Prime)
  12. "Morphology: Space Pirate
    Status >> Minimal injuries assessed. Use caution. Maximum firepower recommended.
    " —Scan Data (Metroid Prime)
  13. "The coils on this ventilation cap look unstable." —Scan Data (Metroid Prime)
  14. "This door has been sealed to prevent radiation leaks." —Scan Data (Metroid Prime)
  15. "Containment seal breached. Larva vital signs critical. Secure area and terminate specimen." —Scan Data (Metroid Prime)
  16. "This creature is deceased. Creature's incubation period was prematurely terminated. Its shell has not yet fully hardened." —Scan Data (Metroid Prime)
  17. "Entrance to Deck Beta Security Hall" —Scan Data (Metroid Prime)
  18. "Entrance to Connection Elevator" —Scan Data (Metroid Prime)

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バイオテクノロジー研究エリア1  Biotechnology Research Area 1  
Spanish Área de Investigación de Biotecnología 1  Biotech Research Area 1  
German Biotechnischer Forschungsbereich A  Biotech Research Area A  

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