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Zebetite (ゼーベタイト?)[1][2] is the name of the theme that plays during the battle against Mother Brain in Metroid and Metroid: Zero Mission.

The theme is named after the life force of Mother Brain, the Zebetite. It begins playing as soon as Samus enters the Zebesian Command Center. In Zero Mission, it also plays as Samus is descending into Norfair for the first time, during a cutscene where Mother Brain watches her from the Zebesian Command Center.

Zebetite is a tense theme that has very little discernible melody and a chromatic chord progression. The original is composed using a set of two different sound effects rapidly playing together, likely intended to give the listener a feel of simultaneous urgency and unsettling discomfort. The Zero Mission version is faithful to the original, though the more electronic instrumentation and the more simplistic, less chaotic arrangement gives it a pulsing and alien-sounding vibe.

The original version can be heard here: [1], and the Zero Mission version here: [2].

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