Virginia Aran (バージニア·アラン Bājinia Aran ) was the mother of Samus Aran, and the wife of Chief Rodney Aran, Samus's father. Her death came when the Space Pirates invaded K-2L when Samus was three years old. The diversion she created bought Samus just enough time to run away. Virginia herself was killed by Ridley's plasma breath. Later, in Metroid: Volume 2 of the manga, Ridley angrily insults Samus by telling her that he had to eat the corpses of the dead colonists to survive while stranded on K-2L (since her father destroyed his vessel), and taunts her by stating that he believes that Virginia was among those he ate. During Samus's PTSD episode during the same event as above, Samus also briefly hallucinated Ridley crushing Virginia and Rodney's heads in his hands.
Virginia was seen in the Metroid manga, and art within the Japanese version of Metroid Fusion, and Metroid: Zero Mission (all versions, includes Fusion's art as an unlockable bonus), but she also appeared briefly in a Samus & Joey: Volume 2 flashback. An unnamed woman that may have been Samus's mother was also seen in a flashback in Nintendo Power's Super Metroid comic which told Samus' backstory for the first time.
An earlier character that was implied, but not explicitly stated, to be Samus's mother in Blood of the Chozo was "Captain Thea Aran". Given the context, she could represent another member of Samus' family if Thea is considered part of the series canon.
Virginia is mentioned in the description (written from her daughter's perspective) for the Event Match Galactic Avenger in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, where Samus kills Ridley and "Dark Samus" to avenge her parents.
|Food, Nourishment and Sustenance|
|Plants & Fungi||Blueroot Tree • Fruit • Red Starburst • Sap Sac • Saturnine • Tangle Vine Fruit|
|Species||Geruta • Embers • Kiru Giru • Pirate Militia • Reo • Ripper • Sciser • Scritter • Skree • Space Pirate • Tallon Crab • Torizo • X Parasite • Zoomer|
|Specific Humans||Samus Aran • Virginia Aran|
|Carrion||"Deceased Soldier" • Amok Mommy|
|Liquid||Lava • Phazon|
|Artificial/Misc.||Deca-triticale • Elite Nutrient Mix • Energy • Nutrient-grade biomatter • Synthetic Metroid rations • Wrecked Ship|