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Robot Chozo Soldiers[1][2][3] (ロボット鳥人兵士?)[3] are Chozo-like battle automatons created by the Mawkin tribe. They were found on ZDR under the control of Raven Beak, appearing as mini-bosses several times to ambush Samus.

Description[]

Robot Chozo Soldiers can be seen in assembly throughout the background of the E.M.M.I. Zone in Cataris. They were presumably made as replacements for Raven Beak's organic Chozo Soldiers, required for their immunity to the widespread X pandemic. Raven Beak orders one to assassinate Quiet Robe after the latter divulges important information to Samus and deactivates the E.M.M.I..

A Robot Chozo Soldier charging its arm cannon.

When a Robot Chozo Soldier attacks Samus, the battleground's exits are sealed off by shutters and she is forced to defeat them to continue. They can come in a normal silver variety or a stronger golden variety. The first two encounters (in Ferenia and Ghavoran) are with single Robot Chozo Soldiers, while the latter two encounters (in Ferenia and Burenia) are with twin Robot Chozo Soldiers.[2] The encounter in Burenia is optional.

A Robot Chozo Soldier possesses thrusters that grant it great mobility, though it slows down significantly to move vertically between platforms. It is equipped with an Arm Cannon on one hand and an arm-mounted electromagnetic blade[3] reminiscent of a Space Pirate Scythe on the other. The Arm Cannon can fire in bursts or a single, more powerful charged shot. When the electromagnetic blade glows red with sparks, its melee attack covers greater range; if the blade glows blue, it can be Melee Countered by Samus, momentarily stunning the Robot Chozo Soldier.

When battling Robot Chozo Soldiers, Samus should frequently move between platforms and elevations, forcing them to waste time jumping or falling after her; this is especially important in the twin Robot Chozo Soldier battles. She should be careful when attacking the robot while it is preparing an attack; it can vary the timing on its regular shots and red blade attack to make them less predictable. Its blue blade attack can be provoked by sliding under a charged shot while the foe is on the same platform as Samus. Once the Storm Missile is acquired, it can deal massive damage if Samus can line up three target locks; two full salvos will be enough to finish a silver Robot Chozo Soldier, while about five salvos can take down the golden variant.

Upon its defeat, the Robot Chozo Soldier explodes while releasing Energy Capsules and Missile Ammo. This explosion is simply a visual effect, since it does not damage Samus if she is caught in its range.

Official data[]

Metroid Dread Report Volume 7: Secrets of the Chozo[]

ROBOT CHOZO SOLDIERS

"Samus must also face these combat robots created using advanced Chozo technology. They are powerful forces to be reckoned with, capable of high-speed movement and armed with an electromagnetic blade as well as an Arm Cannon that fires projectiles."

Trivia[]

  • The attacks of Robot Chozo Soldiers are comparable to Samus's own attacks. The basic Arm Cannon attack is similar to a Power Beam, and the charged shot is obviously a Charge Beam parallel, including the ability to Spin Jump Attack. Its melee attacks with the electromagnetic blade are reminiscent of Samus's Dash Melee.
  • As a Chozo miniboss with a weaker silver variant and a stronger golden variant, the Robot Chozo Soldier is reminiscent of both the Chozo Soldier and the Torizo, which have the gold-colored Elite Chozo Soldier and Golden Torizo respectively.

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