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Cyclaws[1] are a variant of Skrees in Metroid: Other M.


These creatures seen only within the BOTTLE SHIP are black in color, but still possess the same physical structure. Their first attack is identical to that of an average Skree, however if the Cyclaws miss Samus with their initial dive-bomb attack, they will quickly stand on their feet and lunge in her direction in an attempt to grab onto her. If successful, they will cling to her until they detonate themselves a few seconds afterward, causing considerable damage. If they miss, they will keep repeating the second attack until killed.

Because the Cyclaws are only present in the artificially-constructed BOTTLE SHIP, it is possible that these creatures cannot be found in the wild and are actually the result of Galactic Federation scientists modifying Skrees to turn them into efficient bioweapons.

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Nintendo Official Guidebook for Metroid Other M

"The Scree series typically can be found hanging from ceilings. As Samus approaches, they will charge. Cyclaws, which appear in the Main Sector, are in the same family as Screes."


  • The Cyclaw is similar to the Metaree, in their being stronger variations of the Skree and (likely) artificial bioforms as well.
  • The body shape and coloring of the Cyclaw cause the creatures to resemble the "Cylon Raider" starfighters featured in the American television series Battlestar Galactica. However, it is unlikely that there is any true connection between them.



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