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Unused model.

Phase Sprites are unused creatures from Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. They have a logbook entry, as well as animations and a textured model, but were for some reason never used in the game. The creature is composed of smaller sprites that orbit a Sprite Nucleus as they search for sustenance. They are described as having the ability to turn invisible, and to generate a burst of bright light that can temporarily short-circuit a powered system (possibly referring to Samus's Combat Visor).

The creature bears some resemblance to the effects used when Samus is fully charging the Nova Beam.

Logbook entry[]


Phase Sprite

Metroid Prime 3: Corruption

Temporary scan

Morphology: Phase Sprite. Emits bursts of energy capable of blinding visor systems.

Logbook entry

Phase Sprites travel in large collectives for safety. Each collective is spawned by a Sprite Nucleus--a larger, brighter Sprite that the others orbit as they search for sustenance. As a defense mechanism, they can render themselves invisible. If threatened, they will generate a bright burst of light and radiation that can temporarily neutralize sensors and powered systems.

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