Metroids Are Real

I’m not just saying this because I’m such a huge Metroid fan that I’ve become delusional about it’s fictional nature. I shit you not: Metroids exist.

Tip of the hat to The Kartel, but we here at Nightmare Mode have a resident biologist (me), who can go into a little more detail. I seek to inform the gaming world of a very peculiar organism haunting the seas and oceans, half a mile or even as much as a mile deep. Tiburonia granrojo, a giant sea jelly that can get up to 3 metres (9-10ish feet for our unconverted American friends) in diamater.

Though The Kartel is reporting the Sea Metroid as “new,” it is in fact, “old.” This particular species was first described in 2003 by a group of scientists, who also discovered it to be unclassifyable and designated it as a new subfamily, Tiburonia.

Unlike Metroids, they are not translucent, and unlike Metroids they are unable to fly. But, my friends, as famous scientist Ian Malcolm said, “life, uh, finds a way.” As for sucking the life force out of their prey….well, scientists know that the Sea Metroid uses its tentacles to trap prey. Otherwise, scientists are still trying to figure out just how this creature lives.