A Ripper II (リッパⅡ rippa tsuu ) is a flame-propelled variant of a Ripper that flies at high speeds.
Description[edit | edit source]
A native of Zebes, it is found in Metroid, Super Metroid and Metroid: Zero Mission. They can be frozen with the Ice Beam in which they become platforms to stand on. Ripper IIs can also be grappled onto with the Grappling Beam and swing from them to cross over hazards and throw Samus high into the air.
With the exception of Zero Mission, there are always two variants of Ripper IIs in the games. Metroid featured a weak and an indestructible version; the weaker one has a slightly darker coloring and can be killed with a single Missile or the Screw Attack. In Super Metroid, a weak Ripper II has a red body and blue eyes while the stronger form possesses a metallic-colored body with red eyes.
Official data[edit | edit source]
Metroid manual[edit | edit source]
Ripper II: "These Rippers are more advanced than the Rippers who appear in the rocky zone. They can spit fire and fly at high speed. They look the same as the other Rippers but they fly a lot faster."
|Color||HP||ATK||E||BE||M||SM||PB||Brinstar/Norfair. Faster than a Ripper, this enemy is more difficult to avoid.|
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The flame engines of Ripper IIs from Super Metroid shut off when frozen with the Ice Beam. However, the Zero Mission variant's engine does not and the flame itself literally freezes, which should not be possible.
- The Yumees share many traits with Ripper II, such as their hard exoskeleton and flame-propelled flight.
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