- Just reading that made my head hurt...although it is possible.
Reasons for merging
I figured I'd list my reasons for merging "Fake Missile Tank" and "False Energy Tank" here, since it wouldn't fit in the edit summary:
- Both enemies are identical in everything except appearance and location. A few sentences aside, their Wikitroid articles were identical too. While different enemies with identical behaviors is not uncommon in the Metroid series (e.g. everything in Category:Air Hole enemies), the following evidence suggests they're just different versions of the same enemy (more akin to differently-colored Zoomers, for example).
- Both enemies have a single entry in the Japanese guidebook, which likewise refers to them by a single name.
- Metroid Fusion: The Official Nintendo Player's Guide warns the reader to "beware of fake tanks that come to life and attack." Notice the plurality; there's only one fake Missile Tank and one "False Energy Tank" in the game. Again, this implies that these are just different versions of a single enemy.
There isn't really a specific English name available for the "False Energy Tank". Metroid Fusion: The Official Nintendo Player's Guide only calls it a "false tank", while Metroid Prime and Metroid Fusion: Prima's Official Strategy Guide refers to it as a generic "imposter". If we were going to keep the "False Energy Tank" on a separate page, then it would have to use that conjectural name template.
- Just for the record, I was eventually able to find an official source for "false Energy Tank", so that last point is moot. --PeabodySam (talk) 02:48, January 29, 2019 (UTC)
Rename this page to "Fake tank", as the second word isn't capitalized. --18.104.22.168 18:23, September 24, 2018 (UTC)