A Scythe is a forearm-mounted weapon used by the Space Pirates in the Metroid Prime series, as a close-quarters combat weapon. The Pirates can readily use them in most circumstances, but some Pirates instead deploy the scythe from a wrist-mounted gauntlet. The Pirates in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption also favour the use of the deployable scythe, in conjunction with the Dash Jet system. These scythes are double-bladed, resembling a classic Zebesian's claws. This allows them to sweep the battlefield with the weapon. The scythes are used by many types of Pirate, including Tallon IV Space Pirates, Pirate Troopers, Grenadiers, Militia, and Bermuda System Pirates.
The Phazon Elite is described in scans as wielding energy bayonets or scythes, though these manifest ingame as glowing extensions of its natural claws.
- Noxus, another Bounty Hunter, has an Alt-Form named Vhoscythe, which allows him to curl up and deploy a scythe-like appendage.