Dangelo (ダンゲーロ Dangēro ) is a mysterious character and escaped convict that appears in chapter 12 of Samus and Joey (first chapter of Volume 3). He has past ties to Samus Aran, wanting revenge on her for reasons not completely specified (although it is possible he was a target of a bounty of hers). To this end, he has acquired a Samus Model Terminator Suit and commits at least six terrorist attacks on the Junk Quixote's space station. Samus learns of this after returning from the Sakaard Sector on a mission and flees the police. She confronts Dangelo as he is attacking a hospital and states that she remembers him clearly as "filth". He explains the Power Suit as a gift from someone who also has a grudge against Samus, and reveals that there are others who seek revenge on her. He then turns invisible and attacks Samus, explaining that this Power Suit is reverse-engineered from hers. Threatening to kill several people leftover in the hospital, Dangelo demands that Samus destroy her Arm Cannon. He still fires at the hostages even when she smashes it into the ground and damages it, but Samus acts as a human shield by taking all the fire while the hostages flee with the help of Joey Apronika. Samus asks him if he has any objections and then kills him by punching him hard in the face. He flies out of the hospital. His face is revealed. He possesses empty eyes, pointy ears (not unlike an Elfin), a mohawk and has horns on his temples, and he rather resembles the devil. His corpse begins foaming at the mouth.
- Dangelo is one of several mimics of Samus Aran, which also include Dark Samus, the SA-X, Battle Simulation 'Samus Aran', Samus-G and the Dark Echoes.
- The reverse-engineered Power Suit is just another example of several attempts by other Metroid characters to replicate Samus' Chozo technology. Other examples include the Trooper Pirates of Metroid Prime, the downloadable data of Metroid Fusion and possibly the Freeze and Plasma Guns of Metroid: Other M.
- The scene where Samus gives "Dan Jello" a thumbs down and asks him if he has "Any objections?" is an obvious reference to Adam Malkovich's famous catchphrase "Any objections, Lady?". Though the catchphrase was present in Metroid Fusion, released before Samus and Joey, the thumbs down was only added to the series in Metroid: Other M, which was released years after the manga and game. It is possible that Yoshio Sakamoto had a hand in this scene of the manga, and later added this idea to the game series.
|Non-organic||Elephant Bird • Fake acid and lava • Fake tank • Invisible platform • Concealed movement pad • Pit Block • Zebesian Hologram|
|Species||Dark Echo • Mini-Kraid • Fake Ridley • Gripper • Scientist|
|Samus Aran Mimics|| Battle Simulation 'Samus Aran' • Dark Samus (Dark Echo) • SA-X |
Chozo R&D Division • Mecha Samus
Dangelo (Samus Model Terminator Suit) • Desert Phantom • Samus Tank
Integra • NSamus • Copied Power Suit • Sarius Dallas
|Shapeshifters||Gorea • Jovian • Mimic • Phaz-Ing • X Parasite|
|Gandrayda||Berserker-G • Aerotrooper-G • Swarmbot-G • Rundas-G • Ghor-G • Samus-G • Pirate Militia • NZG41 • Reptilicus-G|