X infection[]

I suppose this means they have organic materials in the Missile containers...--DekutullaZM 16:09, April 5, 2010 (UTC)

Or it could be mimicking a Mimic which may be able to mimic inorganic things. ChozoBoy [ADMIN] (Talk/Contribs) 16:26, April 5, 2010 (UTC)

Just reading that made my head hurt...although it is possible.
Well when they mean "mimic" they mean the video game term for an enemy that disguises itself as an item/item container. Like these guys. The MarioGalaxy2433g5 {talk/contribs} 19:51, October 13, 2011 (UTC)

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.

--PeabodySam (talk) 22:28, August 23, 2018 (UTC)

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)

Move request[]

Rename this page to "Fake tank", as the second word isn't capitalized. -- 18:23, September 24, 2018 (UTC)