Dragons resemble terrestrial seahorses with reptilian features. They are impervious to molten rock, and they have the ability to launch balls of fire from their mouths. Their main method of attack is to hide themselves in magma, and ambush prey when they are close.
Dragons appear in Zero Mission as well. They reside in Norfair as usual. Their method of attack is spitting blobs of lava at Samus. In Hard Mode they appear in additional rooms, including the room leading to the Ice Beam, to increase the challenge of precise platforming across lava.
Dragons return in Super Metroid, behaving largely the same as in Metroid and Zero Mission. They can now be found in Ridley's Hideout in the depths of Norfair, where they are submerged in scalding-hot lava with no ill effects.
"These ancient Dragons live in the lava and stick their heads out to blow fire at Samus. Beware! If Samus is hit by their fire blasts, his energy weakens."
"This creature spits fire toward Samus from inside the lava. It is difficult to defeat, as it only lives inside the lava."
Super Metroid manualEdit
"These enemies live in lava, and spit out fireballs."
|Color||HP||ATK||E||BE||M||SM||PB||Norfair. Dragons live in lava and spit out three shots at you.|
- Dragons' close resemblance to seahorses stems from Japanese culture. Notably, the Japanese word for seahorse (竜の落し子) contains the kanji for dragon (竜).
- In the Captain N: The Game Master episode Game Boy, Princess Lana encounters a dragon while jumping across platforms suspended above lava. While not explicitly referred to as a Dragon from Metroid, this monster shares several similarities in its design with the Metroid enemy, and the episode also features numerous other Metroid creatures (including Rios, Sidehoppers, Kraid, Ridley, and Metroids), making it a very likely reference.
- Dragons also appear in NES Remix 2 as one of many enemies challenging Samus, typically in games where she must not take damage.