Unable to interface with door control system. Cannot translate alien/Luminoth text.
To access door controls, you will need to update your translator files.

—-Translator Door text when scanned without the proper module.

A Translator Door with a violet hologram (Hive Transport Area).

Translator Doors are found only on Aether and must be scanned to open them. The ability to translate the Luminoth Symbols is required to bypass the various color-coded doors. Therefore, Samus often has to wait until she visits the Sentinel of the area's temple, who will upgrade her Translator Module to be able to decode these doors. Translator Doors are marked with a T on the map, but cease to be marked once they are opened.



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"Over the course of the game, Samus will gain access to more and more areas by upgrading her Luminoth translator module. Keep an eye out for illuminated symbols like the one on the right."


Using the Translation Key in the Concept Gallery of Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, holograms with Luminoth Symbols translate to various words. There are four colors for the holograms: Violet (in Temple Grounds and Great Temple), Amber (in Agon Wastes), Emerald (in Torvus Bog) and Cobalt (in Sanctuary Fortress).


  • At the start of the adventure, many of the translator doors when scanned will state cannot translate alien text. Once Samus has met with U-Mos in the Great Temple and received the Violet translator module, many of these doors will change the word alien to Luminoth, now identified whom the text belongs to.