Translator Module

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Translator Module
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Samus updating her Translator Module

Game(s) *Metroid Prime
Users Samus Aran
Uses Decode alien languages

The Translator Module is the piece of equipment Samus uses to decode alien languages. Most often it is used to translate lore left behind by species, or procure information from Space Pirate consoles.

Appearances

Metroid Prime

In Metroid Prime, though not mentioned specifically, the Translator Module is undoubtedly the piece of equipment Samus uses to decode the Chozo runes and lore she finds on Tallon IV. Its capacity to translate Chozo is limited, however.[1] She also uses this module to translate Pirate Data.

Metroid Prime Hunters

In Metroid Prime Hunters, the Translator Module is incapable of translating the Alimbic language.[2][3] Instead, Samus accesses their lore using Alimbic Datashades, which were designed to transmit telepathic data and be compatible with most scan systems.[4]

Metroid Prime 2: Echoes

In Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, the Translator Module is, at first, incapable of translating the different Luminoth holograms representing words in their language found on Aether.[5] The Sentinel of Aether, U-Mos, upgrades her Translator Module to read Violet holograms,[6] and then the holographic projections of the Sentinels I-Sha, A-Voq, and O-Lir grant her the ability to translate Amber,[7] Emerald,[8] and Cobalt holograms,[9] respectively.

Interestingly enough, Samus's Translator Module does not have to be upgraded for her to download information from Luminoth Datapacs. She also uses the module to translate Space Pirate Logs.

Metroid Prime 3: Corruption

In Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, Samus undoubtedly uses the Translator Module to translate downloaded Bryyonian Data and Skytown Data. She also uses it to translate Space Pirate Data.

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References

  1. "The only translatable symbol detected on this sculpture is the word 'Chozo.'" —Scan Data (Metroid Prime)
  2. "This language cannot be translated." —Scan Data (Metroid Prime Hunters)
  3. "Contains unknown characters. Untranslatable." —Scan Data (Metroid Prime Hunters)
  4. "Datashades are packets of telepathic data scattered throughout the TETRA GALAXY. They can be accessed by most galactic-standard scan systems." —Metroid Prime Hunters Logbook "Alimbic Datashade 01" (Metroid Prime Hunters)
  5. "Unable to active Luminoth Lore Projector. Proper Translator Module needed for access." —Scan Data (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
  6. "I have also updated your Translator Module. You can now access devices and doors coded with Violet holograms. Many lands are now open to you." —U-Mos (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
  7. "I have updated your Translator Module. You can access devices and doors coded with Amber holograms. More lands are open to explore." —I-Sha (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
  8. "I have updated your Translator Module. You can access devices and doors coded with Emerald holograms. Search the areas now opened to you." —A-Voq (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
  9. "I have updated your Translator Module. you can access devices and door coded with Cobalt holograms. Search the areas now open to you." —O-Lir (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)