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- This article is about the theme. For the obstacle, see total darkness.
Darkness, also known as Dark Samus or Theme of Dark Samus, is the theme that accompanies Dark Samus during boss fights against her in Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, with a remixed version in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. This is not to be confused with Dark Samus Intro, which plays when Dark Samus is nearby.
In Echoes, Darkness is heard during the first two encounters with Dark Samus. However, during the third encounter, the Escape theme is heard instead, because of the fact that Samus Aran fights Dark Samus as Dark Aether collapses around them. Darkness is also one of the songs available for play in the multiplayer mode, unlocked by completing the game. Darkness is included in the Samus Archives Sound Selection CD included with the Special Edition of Metroid: Samus Returns.
Corruption features a brief remixed version of Darkness and Dark Samus Intro that is heard during Dark Samus's attack on Norion and the other Bounty Hunters. A full remix is heard during the final battle with Dark Samus herself on Phaaze. The most notable difference between the Corruption remix and the original Echoes version is a more orchestral instrumentation, particularly with strings, giving it a more sinister and diabolical tone.
|Metroid Prime and Dark Samus|
|Abilities||Metroid Prime: Particle Wave Projector • Seeker Missile • Snare Beam • Ultrafrigid Beam|
Dark Samus: Bomb • Boost Ball • Charge Beam • Dark Echo • Missile Launcher • Missile • Phazon bullets • Screw Attack • Shrapnel Beam • Stealth field generator • Varia Suit
|Misc.||VS. Metroid Prime (Spider) • Metroid Prime Battle • Dark Samus Intro • Dark Samus Appears Part 2 • Darkness • Escape • Dark Samus Biography • Dark Samus Gallery |
Dark Samus Rooms • Dark Samus in Super Smash Bros. • 04ε: Dark Samus