Sylux is a blue-suited Bounty Hunter from the Metroid Prime series. He is skilled at stealth and tracking, as well as a formidable marksman. Not much is known about Sylux, as he has only appeared twice: once in Metroid Prime Hunters and a brief possible appearance in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. What is apparent is that he has an unexplained hatred for Samus Aran and the Galactic Federation.
Equipment[edit | edit source]
Shock Coil[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Shock Coil
Sylux is fitted with the Shock Coil weapon, which shoots a small, continuous beam of blue electricity. If this connects with the opponent, he slowly begins to drain the opponent's health, and as the beam is connected, the rate of the drainage will increase. If Sylux is the one using this weapon (which is not always the case since it is obtainable in the story and multiplayer mode) the drained health returns to Sylux, adding to his own.
Lockjaw[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Lockjaw
Sylux's alternate form is known as the "Lockjaw." It is similar to, but faster than, the morph ball. The Lock Jaw can leave a maximum of three bombs behind it. However, these bombs will not detonate unless touched by an opponent. Instead, if the bombs are close together, a trip wire will connect the first two and will link all three, and home in on an opponent.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Metroid Prime Hunters[edit | edit source]
Sylux first appears in Metroid Prime Hunters in a cinematic scene in the introduction which shows him attacking a Federation Ship on a snowy planet, presumably its own world. Once the Alimbic Cluster sends out its cryptic message, Sylux follows Samus with a goal of attaining the power for his own. Samus first meets Sylux on the Vesper Defense Outpost.
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption[edit | edit source]
Sylux's ship or a ship of similar design is seen in following Samus in the secret ending obtained with a 100% completion of the game.
Metroid Prime: Federation Force[edit | edit source]
A cutscene after the credits shows Sylux breaking into a "Federated Force research station". He uses a device on his arm to hack the stasis tube containing a Metroid Egg, causing it to hatch. The camera then zooms out to show the individual has a shoulder spike resembling that of Sylux. Logan Foster, a contract environment artist for the game, confirmed it was Sylux in the ending.
Metroid Prime 4[edit | edit source]
For years after the release of Corruption, it was speculated that the pilot of the ship was Sylux due to the ship's resemblance to the Delano 7. At E3 2015, the producer of the Metroid Prime series, Kensuke Tanabe, confirmed that the pilot was in fact Sylux. He referred to Sylux using male pronouns and expressed interest in developing a game about Samus and Sylux.   This potential game would be released after Metroid Prime: Federation Force, which was meant to flesh out the role of the Galactic Federation in the series. At E3 2017, Metroid Prime 4 was announced, but whether Sylux will in fact have a role in it is currently unknown.
An interview with Richard Vorodi, the story designer of Hunters, was published on August 6, 2020. In it, he said that a "great backstory" exists for Sylux, with "a lot of threaded storytelling in there, that made using the character in other games a good fit." He also indicated that he knew Sylux's true identity, but did not elaborate.
Data[edit | edit source]
Logbook[edit | edit source]
Manual[edit | edit source]
Official Site[edit | edit source]
Little is known about the mysterious bounty hunter known as Sylux, other than the fact that Sylux harbors an intense hatred for the Galactic Federation and the bounty hunter who has helped the Federation time and time again -- Samus Aran.
Trophy[edit | edit source]
Gallery[edit | edit source]
- "Species: Unknown
Origins: Cylosis" —Introduction (Metroid Prime Hunters)
- Metroid Prime 3 Corruption 100% Secret Ending
- Interview: Richard Vorodi, Shinesparkers, 2020-08-06. Retrieved on 2020-08-06.
- "This hunter's power suit appears to be based on a Federation prototype and possesses extraordinary offensive and defensive capabilities. Sylux's weapon is the Shock Coil, a banned technology that fires charged blasts of high-density neutrinos." —Logbook (Metroid Prime Hunters)
- "Sylux's alternate form, the Lockjaw, may consist of stolen prototype Federation technology. It allows the user to transform into two tetracarbon ceramic-alloy blades joined by an energy thread. Its principal method of attack is to weave a network of explosive trip wire." —Logbook (Metroid Prime Hunters)
- "Sylux is a resourceful track, and a deadly sharpshooter who harbors an intense hatred for the Galactic Federation and for Samus Aran for assisting the Galactic Federation in the past." Metroid Prime Hunters Instruction Booklet, Pg 52
- "Little is known about the mysterious bounty hunter known as Sylux, other than the fact that Sylux harbors an intense hatred for the Galactic Federation and the bounty hunter who has helped the Federation time and time again -- Samus Aran." Metroid Prime Hunters for Nintendo DS , Metroidhunters.com
- "A skilled marksman and bounty hunter experienced in espionage skills such as scouting and tracking. While much of its background remains a mystery, it is clear that it hates Samus and the Federation. Sylux uses the Shock Coil, an experimental Federation-made weapon that continually drains energy from enemies and refills its own." —Trophy Gallery (Super Smash Bros. Brawl)
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|Metroid Prime 3: Corruption|