The Tallon Metroids are a branch of metroids first found in Tallon IV, hence the name. Unlike their standard counterparts they are significantly weaker normally, requiring less firepower to kill but still pose a formidable threat. Naturally, Tallon Metroids evolve into Hunter Metroids, unlike their standard's large family of evolutions. While their natural growth has less transformations as the standard counterpart, they have been shown to be able to mutate easily, espically by phazon.
Powers and Stats
Name: Tallon Branch Metroids
Origin: Metroid Prime
Gender: Hermaphrodite (The Fission Metroids don't need a mate)
Age: Varies (A Tallon Metroid will change forms as it grows older)
Classification: Alien parasite, Galactic apex predator
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Superhuman Speed, Levitation, Absorption, Temporary Invulnerability. | All previous abilities, Resistance to Darkness Manipulation, Toxic Gas Immunity. | Duplication, Resurrection, Invulnerability, Resistance to Fire Manipulation, Ice Manipulation, Radiation Manipulation, and Electricity Manipulation.
Attack Potency: Unknown (Having durability breaching capabilities make them hard to scale)
Speed: Massively FTL+ (Capable of catching up to Legendary Varia Suit Samus and dodging her attacks) | Massively FTL+ as a Dark Metroid (Was able to pose a threat to Dark Suit Samus) | Massively FTL+ (Can take on Phazon Suit Samus and in some cases even swarm her.)
Lifting Strength: Unknown
Striking Strength: Unknown
Durability: Planet level (Can resist most of Samus' lower level arsenal in their standard and Hunter forms, Tallon Metroids survived the collision of the Leviathan on Tallon IV) | Unknown (Completely able to resist the attacks of an enhanced Samus except for the Light Beam as a Dark Metroid) | Unknown, At least Planet level (Superior to the Metroids that resisted the impact from the Leviathan to Tallon IV as the Fission Metroid, also immune to many of Samus' weapons as a Fission Metroid)
Stamina: Varies, depending on how much energy they have consumed, but it is incredibly high on average.
Range: Standard melee range, extended melee range as the Hunter Metroid. | Standard melee range for the rest.
Intelligence: Relies on basic animal instincts, though as evidenced by Metroid Prime and Dark Samus' connection to them, they are capable of forming bonds and have a degree of intelligence. | Basic Tribalistic Intelligence. | Same as ordinary Tallon Metroids.
Weaknesses: Weak to extremely cold temperatures | Weak to light energy and sensitive to sunlight | None Notable
Key: Mature Tallon Metroid, Hunter Metroid | Dark Metroid | Fission Metroid