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In Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, Splinters are large, aggressive, insect-like creatures found on Aether. They hide in cocoons and will attack any creatures that approach. Even if one is killed inside the cocoon, the entire swarm will still attack.[1] Samus encounters them in the Temple Grounds and in the Great Temple. However, in the Great Temple, they are quickly possessed before she can battle them.


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  1. "Destroying a cocoon will kill the Splinter inside: when this occurs, the dying Splinter will emit a shriek that will alert all nearby Splinters in hibernation. This will drive them into battle frenzy as a defense mechanism." —Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Logbook "Splinter Cocoon" (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
  2. "Splinters are aggressive and dangerous in numbers. Their light armor is no match for your weapons, however. When it isn't hunting, a Splinter will secrete a protective cocoon around itself and enter a state of hibernation. Localized seismic disturbances will awaken the Splinter, triggering a state of blood frenzy in the process. While in this state, a Splinter emits pheromones that trigger frenzy in all nearby Splinters. Disturbing a pack of sleeping Splinters is not advisable." —Logbook "Splinter" (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
  3. "Predatory insectoid hunter. Splinters are aggressive and dangerous in numbers. Their light armor is no match for your weapons, however." —Logbook "Splinter" (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Bonus Disc)

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スプリンター  Splinter  

Quad Creatures from Metroid Prime 2: Echoes    Warrior Ing
Aether Dark Aether Offworld