Chairman! There is a Zebesian Pirate Ship dead ahead!


The Zebesian Pirate Ship[1] is a small fighter ship used by the Zebesian Space Pirates.


Metroid manga[]

The Magazine Z Metroid manga marked the first canonical appearance of Zebesian Pirate Ships. These fighter ships are depicted as resembling bats or tailless rays, and are colored red in the e-Manga.

The manga shows these ships attacking the Planetary Colony K-2L, with the goal of securing Afloraltite and killing all witnesses. The ships are all destroyed once Chief Rodney Aran blows up the Space Pirate cargo ship carrying the Afloraltite, leaving Samus Aran as the sole survivor.

Super Metroid comic[]

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Non-canon warning: This article or section contains information that may not be considered an official part of the Metroid series in the overall storyline by Nintendo.

The direct predecessors to Zebesian Pirate Ships appeared in the Super Metroid comics from Nintendo Power. In these comics, Zebesian Pirate Ships somewhat resemble the gunships flown by Samus and Armstrong Houston, albeit colored blue with a yellow windshield similar to a blue Zebesian's color scheme.

The Zebesian Pirate Ships attack Samus and Armstrong as they head to Zebes, and later board Chairman Keaton's ship. Notably, the Super Metroid comics show the first depiction of Zebesian Pirate Ships attacking K-2L, during the Space Pirate raid that led to the deaths of Rodney Aran and Virginia Aran.

While the comic is considered non-canon, the Magazine Z manga would once again depict the Space Pirates' raid on K-2L, albeit with a redesign to the ships. Much like Old Bird and Chairman Keaton, this is an example of later canon integrating elements from the Super Metroid comics.

Non-canon warning: Non-canonical information ends here.