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[[File:Pirate Commando.jpg|thumb|250px|left|A Commando from ''Echoes''.]]
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:''This article is about the Space Pirate Commando class that Samus Aran encountered on planet Aether. For the class encountered around the time of the Great Invasion, see [[Commando Pirate]].''
'''Pirate Commandos''' were a specially-trained group of [[Space Pirate]], designed to "hunt the Hunter," [[Samus Aran]]. They were equipped with improved conventional pirate weaponry, but also have powered energy shields, boostpacks, and a specially designed grenade launcher. Not to mention that they have armor that can even be compared to that of Samus'. Later on, Commandos would be retrofitted with Teleportation and Stealth Technology, among other minor upgrades. They often operate in pairs called "Commando Units". Even though they are very powerful, if a weapon can pierce through their [[Phazite]] helmets, it means certain doom for them. They are called at this time Commando Pirates.
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{{Infobox Creature
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|name = Pirate Commando
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|image = [[File:Pirate Commando.jpg|250px]]
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|caption = A Pirate Commando
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|games = ''[[Metroid Prime 2: Echoes]]''
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|size =
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|weight =
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|diet =
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|location = [[Torvus Bog]], [[Sanctuary Fortress]]
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|homeworld =
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|behavior = Sentient aggressor
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|color =
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|distinctions =
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|attacks = [[Pulse Cannon]], [[EMP grenade]]s, energy [[scythe]]
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|weakness = conventional to any weapons
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}}
   
They were deployed on [[Aether]], but were no match for Samus or the [[Ing]]. Only [[Hunter Ing]] were allowed to possess these prized warriors, thus creating a [[Dark Pirate Commando]].
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'''Pirate Commandos''' were a specially-trained group of [[Space Pirate]] in ''[[Metroid Prime 2: Echoes]]'', designed to "hunt [[the Hunter]]". They were equipped with improved conventional Pirate weaponry, but also had powered energy shields, boostpacks, and a specially designed grenade launcher. Pirate Commandos also have armor that can even be compared to that of Samus'. They were deployed on [[Aether]], but were no match for Samus or the [[Ing]]. Only [[Hunter Ing]] were allowed to possess these prized warriors (and even then competition among them was fierce), thus creating a [[Dark Pirate Commando]], a far more dangerous being.
   
It should be noted that there were two distinct forms of Pirate Commando Samus encountered in the ''Prime'' Series.
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==History==
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The Pirate Commando was fought on Aether in ''Echoes''. These Commandos were unique in appearance compared to the other [[Pirate Trooper]]s, in that they were taller and wore distinctive helmets. They were well armed, carrying a grenade launcher with [[EMP grenade]]s, a [[scythe]] for melee encounters, as well as a powerful shield which could deflect projectiles. The shield prevented the Pirates from utilizing their weapons while in use, however. They frequently used their jet dash systems to evade fire, whilst working in a team to bring down Samus.
   
==In ''Echoes''==
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A Squadron of Pirate Commandos entered [[Dark Aether]] on a reconnaissance mission from their base in the [[Agon Wastes]]. When Samus enters the [[Dark Agon Wastes]] later on, she finds the entire Squadron deceased, due to a multitude of causes. These include exposure to the atmosphere of Dark Aether, explosion of [[Phazon]] canisters, attacks from the [[Ing Horde]], and even friendly fire. Scans suggest that the friendly fire was due to panic in some cases, and in others shots to the top of the spinal cord as a punishment for cowardice, a common practice amongst Pirate Commandos. Later Samus discovers remains of two Pirate Commandos at the [[Phazon Grounds]] in the [[Sky Temple Grounds]]. They are being used as a food source for [[Dark Tallon Metroid]]s. Scans reveal that one was taken by surprise by the Metroids, as indicated by his near-full ammo supply. The other "went out fighting" as his ammo supplies are empty.
[[File:Darkburst.jpg|thumb|300px|Samus battles two Pirate Commandos in [[Sanctuary Fortress]].]]
 
The first type of Commando was fought on Aether in ''[[Metroid Prime 2: Echoes]]''. These Commandos were unique in appearance compared to the other [[Pirate Trooper]]s, in that they were taller and wore distinctive enclosed helmets. They were well armed, carrying a grenade launcher with EMP grenades, a scythe for melee encounters, as well as a powerful shield which could deflect projectiles. The shield prevented the Pirates from utilizing their weapons while in use, however. They frequently used their jet dash systems to evade fire, whilst working in a team to bring down Samus.
 
   
A Squadron of Pirate Commandos entered [[Dark Aether]] on a reconnaissance mission from their base in the [[Agon Wastes]]. When Samus enters [[Dark Agon]] later on, she finds the entire Squadron deceased, due to a multitude of causes. These include exposure to the atmosphere of Dark Aether, explosion of [[Phazon]] canisters, attacks from the [[Ing Horde]], and even friendly fire. Scans suggest that the friendly fire was due to panic in some cases, and in others shots to the top of the spinal cord as a punishment for cowardice, a common practice amongst Pirate Commandos. Later Samus discovers remains of two Pirate Commandos at the [[Phazon Grounds]] in the [[Sky Temple Grounds]]. They are being used as a food source for [[Dark Tallon Metroid]]s. Scans reveal that one was taken by surprise by the Metroids, as indicated by his near-full ammo supply. The other "went out fighting" as his ammo supplies are empty.
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The threat potential of Commandos was elevated greatly when they were possessed by a [[Hunter Ing]]. As well as greatly increasing their damage ability and health, the [[Dark Pirate Commando]] gained a number of other devastating weapons. New abilities included the power to fire chunks of dark energy which could obstruct the visor, as well as to phase out of reality, thus becoming intangible. However, for some reason, a Dark Pirate Commando cannot use the shield or jet dash functions used originally. Despite these shortcomings, taking down a Dark Pirate Commando Unit makes for a difficult task. An [[Entangler]] shot can freeze them, allowing a [[Missile]] to shatter them instantly.
 
The threat potential of Commandos, was elevated greatly when they were possessed by a [[Hunter Ing]]. As well as greatly increasing their damage ability and health, the [[Dark Pirate Commando]] gained a number of other devastating weapons. New abilities included the power to fire chunks of dark energy which could obstruct the visor, as well as to phase out of reality, thus becoming intangible. However, for some reason, a Dark Pirate Commando cannot use the shield or jet dash functions used originally. Despite these shortcomings, taking down a Dark Pirate Commando Unit makes for a difficult task. A [[Dark Beam]] Entangler shot can freeze them, allowing a [[Missile]] to shatter them instantly.
 
   
 
It should be noted, however, that when engaging Dark Pirate Commandos, should Samus take a long time in defeating them, the Commandos will phase away and the fight will end, rather mercifully.
 
It should be noted, however, that when engaging Dark Pirate Commandos, should Samus take a long time in defeating them, the Commandos will phase away and the fight will end, rather mercifully.
   
Oddly, nearly every Pirate Commando Samus fought on Aether was Ing-possessed, making encounters with ''unpossessed'' Commandos a very rare fight in comparison.
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Oddly, nearly every Pirate Commando Samus fought on Aether was Ing-possessed, making encounters with ''unpossessed'' Commandos a very rare fight in comparison. A massive horde of Commandos appears in the non-canon ''[[Metroid Prime: Episode of Aether]]'', invading a Federation vessel that Samus subsequently rescues. They are led by what seems to be a [[Pirate Commander]], who wields enhanced Commando armor as well as a hand-held [[gatling gun]].
A massive horde of Commandos appears in [[Episode of Aether]], invading a Federation vessel that Samus subsequently rescues. They are led by what seems to be a Commander, who wields enhanced Commando armor as well as a hand-held gatling gun.
 
[[File:Three_Commandos_on_Skyway.png|thumb|300px|Three Pirate Commandos appear on the Skyway, [[Pirate Homeworld]].]]
 
[[File:Prime_Trilogy_Pirate_Homeworld.jpg|thumb|300px|Samus battles a Commando and two [[Assault Trooper]]s in the [[Command Courtyard]].]]
 
==In ''Corruption''==
 
The second type of Commando was encountered on the Pirate Homeworld in ''[[Metroid Prime 3: Corruption]]''. These Commandos were distinctively different than those fought on Aether. They were similar in appearance to the other Pirate Troopers and had all of their weapons, but wore special armor crafted out of Phazite which could only be pierced by [[Nova Beam|high-frequency beams]]. These tenacious warriors stood out against the lower ranked Pirates in their ability to become invisible, as well as their elevated endurance. However, one very easy way to kill a Commando Pirate was to combine the [[X-Ray Visor]] with the [[Nova Beam]]. The head of the Pirate could be clearly seen through their helmet, allowing a quick penetrating blast to destroy them.
 
 
The cloaking technology of these pirates may have been derived from that used by the [[Shadow Pirate]]s, and is possibly located in their helmet, as they will not cloak themselves once the helmet has been shot off.
 
   
Whenever an alarm goes off, the following Pirates will soon be backed up by one or two Commandos, as they uncloak and sometimes roar in the area.
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Later on, Commandos would become quite different, now named [[Commando Pirate]]s and being retrofitted with teleportation and stealth technology, among other minor upgrades. They often operate in pairs called "Commando Units". Even though they are very powerful, if a weapon can pierce through their [[Phazite]] helmets, it means certain doom for them. These appeared in ''[[Metroid Prime 3: Corruption]]'', defending the [[Pirate Homeworld]].
   
Pirate Commandos will sometimes enter [[Hypermode]], which creates interference with Samus' X-Ray Visor. This makes it almost impossible to lock on to Pirate Commandos using the Visor and as a result makes it difficult to land [[Head Shot]]s with the Nova Beam. However, Samus can lock on to a Commando using the Combat Visor, and switch to the X-Ray Visor (which keeps the lock-on while switching to the headshot view) and fire blindly at the head area in an attempt to do a Head Shot.
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==Locations==
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*[[Command Center (Agon Wastes)|Command Center]]
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*[[Phazon Site]]
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*[[Save Station 3 (Dark Agon Wastes)|Save Station 3]]
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*[[Oasis Access]]
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*[[Torvus Grove]]
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*[[Sanctuary Entrance]]
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*[[Phazon Grounds]]
   
It is said that Pirate Commandos become [[Pirate Commander]]s if they withheld the rank for a minimal of ten years.
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==Logbook entries==
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{{Logbook
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|game = Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
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|temp = Morphology: Pirate Commando<br />Elite Space Pirate shocktrooper.<br />Well-armed and armored, dangerous at any range. Limited-use shield repels most attacks.
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|text = Dedicated to "hunting the Hunter," Space Pirate Commando units have been equipped with the latest weapons, including a variable [[Pulse Cannon]], e-grenade launcher, and energy [[scythe]]. Powerful thrusters carry them at high speed over any terrain. A [[portable barrier shield]] repels most attacks, but can only be deployed for limited periods.
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}}
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
<gallery widths="120">
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<gallery>
Image:Commando-pirate.png|Concept art of the ''Metroid Prime 3: Corruption'' [[Pirate Commander]].
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Goin Commando 3D.png
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Prime Trilogy Promotional Pirate Commando.jpg|Samus battles two Pirate Commandos in the [[Torvus Bog]].
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PirateCommandoRender1.jpg|Promotional render.
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PirateCommandoRender2.jpg
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Darkburst.jpg|Samus battles two Pirate Commandos in the [[Sanctuary Fortress]].
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
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[[Category:Pirate Classes]]
 
[[Category:Pirate Classes]]
 
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[[Category:Torvus Bog]]
 
[[Category:Torvus Bog]]
 
[[Category:Sanctuary Fortress]]
 
[[Category:Sanctuary Fortress]]
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[[Category:Sky Temple Grounds]]
[[Category:Pirate Command]]
 
[[Category:Pirate Research]]
 
[[Category:Pirate Mines]]
 
 
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Revision as of 20:42, November 1, 2018

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This article is about the Space Pirate Commando class that Samus Aran encountered on planet Aether. For the class encountered around the time of the Great Invasion, see Commando Pirate.

Pirate Commandos were a specially-trained group of Space Pirate in Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, designed to "hunt the Hunter". They were equipped with improved conventional Pirate weaponry, but also had powered energy shields, boostpacks, and a specially designed grenade launcher. Pirate Commandos also have armor that can even be compared to that of Samus'. They were deployed on Aether, but were no match for Samus or the Ing. Only Hunter Ing were allowed to possess these prized warriors (and even then competition among them was fierce), thus creating a Dark Pirate Commando, a far more dangerous being.

History

The Pirate Commando was fought on Aether in Echoes. These Commandos were unique in appearance compared to the other Pirate Troopers, in that they were taller and wore distinctive helmets. They were well armed, carrying a grenade launcher with EMP grenades, a scythe for melee encounters, as well as a powerful shield which could deflect projectiles. The shield prevented the Pirates from utilizing their weapons while in use, however. They frequently used their jet dash systems to evade fire, whilst working in a team to bring down Samus.

A Squadron of Pirate Commandos entered Dark Aether on a reconnaissance mission from their base in the Agon Wastes. When Samus enters the Dark Agon Wastes later on, she finds the entire Squadron deceased, due to a multitude of causes. These include exposure to the atmosphere of Dark Aether, explosion of Phazon canisters, attacks from the Ing Horde, and even friendly fire. Scans suggest that the friendly fire was due to panic in some cases, and in others shots to the top of the spinal cord as a punishment for cowardice, a common practice amongst Pirate Commandos. Later Samus discovers remains of two Pirate Commandos at the Phazon Grounds in the Sky Temple Grounds. They are being used as a food source for Dark Tallon Metroids. Scans reveal that one was taken by surprise by the Metroids, as indicated by his near-full ammo supply. The other "went out fighting" as his ammo supplies are empty.

The threat potential of Commandos was elevated greatly when they were possessed by a Hunter Ing. As well as greatly increasing their damage ability and health, the Dark Pirate Commando gained a number of other devastating weapons. New abilities included the power to fire chunks of dark energy which could obstruct the visor, as well as to phase out of reality, thus becoming intangible. However, for some reason, a Dark Pirate Commando cannot use the shield or jet dash functions used originally. Despite these shortcomings, taking down a Dark Pirate Commando Unit makes for a difficult task. An Entangler shot can freeze them, allowing a Missile to shatter them instantly.

It should be noted, however, that when engaging Dark Pirate Commandos, should Samus take a long time in defeating them, the Commandos will phase away and the fight will end, rather mercifully.

Oddly, nearly every Pirate Commando Samus fought on Aether was Ing-possessed, making encounters with unpossessed Commandos a very rare fight in comparison. A massive horde of Commandos appears in the non-canon Metroid Prime: Episode of Aether, invading a Federation vessel that Samus subsequently rescues. They are led by what seems to be a Pirate Commander, who wields enhanced Commando armor as well as a hand-held gatling gun.

Later on, Commandos would become quite different, now named Commando Pirates and being retrofitted with teleportation and stealth technology, among other minor upgrades. They often operate in pairs called "Commando Units". Even though they are very powerful, if a weapon can pierce through their Phazite helmets, it means certain doom for them. These appeared in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, defending the Pirate Homeworld.

Locations

Logbook entries

Pirate Commando

Metroid Prime 2: Echoes

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Morphology: Pirate Commando
Elite Space Pirate shocktrooper.
Well-armed and armored, dangerous at any range. Limited-use shield repels most attacks.

Logbook entry

Dedicated to "hunting the Hunter," Space Pirate Commando units have been equipped with the latest weapons, including a variable Pulse Cannon, e-grenade launcher, and energy scythe. Powerful thrusters carry them at high speed over any terrain. A portable barrier shield repels most attacks, but can only be deployed for limited periods.


Gallery

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