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The G.F.S. Valhalla is a Galactic Federation Olympus-class battleship that was attacked by Space Pirates during a training mission in the Klar Nebula four months prior to the events of Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. Initial investigation by GF reconnaissance drone revealed that the ship had been utterly devastated by the attack, whose savagery was remarkable even for Space Pirates. A ship as formidable as the Valhalla had never before been attacked by the Space Pirates, suggesting mobilization and organization never before experienced. Equally unusual was that they left behind valuable technology frequently stolen in prior Space Pirate raids.

The Valhalla was rediscovered in the Gaflar System by the Galactic Federation halfway through Samus Aran’s mission on SkyTown, Elysia, and they asked her to investigate. Upon arriving, Samus discovered the Valhalla had become an unstable wreck, littered with mangled corpses of Federation Marines and Space Pirates alike and overrun with Phazon-based creatures, including countless Phazon Metroids.

After obtaining enough Energy Cells to fully investigate the battleship, Samus learned that, despite this unprecedented level of devastation, the only thing the marauding Pirates stole was the ship's Aurora Unit313. A recording of the AU’s final message was discovered by Samus in the Valhalla’s Control Room, along with a Space Pirate Boarding Pod containing the codes necessary to control the Pirates’ Leviathan Battleship.

Known GF occupants[]

Recon drone surveillance footage of damage to the G.F.S. Valhalla.

Known killed PED Marine Troops[]


Samus destroying Jelsacs in Port Observation Deck


In Norse mythology, Valhalla (from Old Norse Valhöll/Valhall "hall of the slain") is a majestic, enormous hall located in Asgard, ruled over by the god Odin. Chosen by Odin, half of those that die in combat travel to Valhalla upon death, led by Valkyries, while the other half go to the goddess Freyja's field Fólkvangr. In Valhalla, the dead join the masses of those who have died in combat known as Einherjar, as well as various legendary Germanic heroes and kings, as they prepare to aid Odin during the events of Ragnarök, the prophesied end of the world. Their battle is doomed to fail, however, as Ragnarök will win the final battle, and all will perish.

Unused Galactic Federation Data entry[]

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G.F.S. Valhalla

Metroid Prime 3: Corruption

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Galactic Federation Datafile BB-082.
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Data moved to Logbook for review.

Logbook entry

The fifth of its class, the G.F.S. Valhalla was launched 12 years ago from the Federation shipyard at Aliehs III. Aurora Unit 313 was onboard at launch; it commanded the ship briefly during the Battle of Horus IV, after the bridge crew were slain.
G.F.S. Valhalla is the flagship of the 13th Fleet; her home port is planet Tivus. While on a recent training mission, the Valhalla was attacked by Space Pirates. Her final fate is unknown, though she is currently considered lost in action. Data indicates that Aurora Unit 313 was taken from the Valhalla as well.

Non-canon warning: Non-canonical information ends here.


Recon drone footage of a dead Federation PED Marine on the G.F.S. Valhalla.

  • The dead Troopers' names are the names of some of the staff at Retro Studios.[1]
  • Two themes play on the Valhalla: "Valhalla", and "Abandoned Ship".
  • Since the Valhalla and the G.F.S. Olympus are both Olympus-class battleships, their layouts are extremely similar and many of the rooms in the Valhalla are parallels to rooms in the Olympus. Also, if Samus missed any Galactic Federation Data entries on the Olympus before it moved to its rendezvous location, the Valhalla contains these for her to scan and learn important lore. However, the Valhalla's rooms are placed differently and for unknown reasons the ship seems to rely on Energy Cells more than the Olympus, as many parts of the Valhalla need Energy Cells to energize them.
  • Despite the fact that the destroyed Valhalla has completely decompressed and lacks any sort of gravity function, this does not negatively affect any creatures on board, nor the Gravity Suit-less Samus. This fact was most likely overlooked by the developers. It is, however, possible that some artificial gravity on the ship remains functional, or most of the creatures have ways of overcoming the lack of gravity (for example, Phazon Metroids can float). The first theory seems likely, as Samus is seen floating in space after opening the air lock in the Disposal Chamber, proving that she lacks any sort of anti-gravity equipment of her own during Corruption. Artificial gravity is known to function even in exposed parts of spaceships and space stations in the Metroid universe, such as the Exterior Docking Hangar of the Frigate Orpheon and the outer, damaged sections of the Celestial Archives.
  • In the decompressed rooms of the Valhalla, Samus' breath can be seen inside the bottom of her Visor.
  • The Valhalla is the only area in the game to not be detected by an Elysian satellite searching for powerup locations.
  • Its unused Galactic Federation Data entry states the Valhalla is the flagship of the 13th fleet, which may be a reference to the concept of unlucky 13 as the number is considered unlucky in several countries including the United States where Retro Studios is based. Additionally its Aurora Unit is number 313, and the unused GF Data entry states that during the Battle of Horus IV, bridge crew was slain which forced Unit 313 to take command of the ship again. The use of these numbers may have been intentional given the fate of both the Valhalla and its Aurora Unit in Corruption, but as the GF Data entry is unused, it is unclear if any of this is actually canon.

The images displayed on computers near Energy Cell mechanisms within Generators A, B, and C stationed on Norion.

  • In Norion, within Generators A, B, and C, near each Energy Cell mechanism is two computer screens that both display a Galactic Federation ship that resembles the G.F.S. Valhalla. The console displays the name ALA, meaning wing, though it could be an abbreviation of the Valhalla. Even more curiously, there are three ports for Energy Cell mechanisms in each Generator on Norion, totaling 9 Energy Cell ports, the same amount as the collectible Energy Cells used on the Valhalla. The placement of these computer screens could be alluding to the Energy Cell quest needed to find the Leviathan Access Codes on the ship.



  1. ^ - Screenshots for the game and trailer. Shows that the names of the dead troopers on the Valhalla are staff at Retro. Under heading: "Valhalla Trailer Pics (MDb Exclusive!)"