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The Amokmaw[1] (アモクマ Amokuma?) is a penguin-like species seen only in Samus & Joey: Volume 2.


The Amokmaw is a top-predator on the planet Degrade, where they feed on the much larger Giants. They look innocent until spotting prey, when they open their wide eyes and reveal a smiling set of razor-teeth. Amokmaws travel at high speeds when on their belly, and are able to fire beam attacks from their mouths.

At the wrecked KI-1 Class Ship, the crew finds a penguin nest and the Amok Mommy. The Mommy is killed by Samus Aran and Joey, leaving the Amokmaw penguins to feast on its corpse in an unseen scene.

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Volume 2, Chapter 8Edit

Warning: Fan Translation(s) Ahead

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"The "Amokmaw" penguins inhabit the planet Degrade. They communicate with their friends using special sound waves. Amokmaws jet through the air and glide on snow, but not on rugged terrain."


  • The species' name was based on the English phrase "amok mouth".


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