Stage: Phaaze


Phaaze from Metroid Prime 3: Corruption

Name: Phaaze

Universe: Metroid

Debut: Metroid Prime 3: Corruption

Stage Size: Large

Hazard Level: 4 (out of 5)

Availability: Starter

Phaaze is the origin of Phazon and is a near-living planet. It uses Leviathon’s to invade other planets and spread Phazon.  During the events of Metroid Prime series, Phaaze launched several Leviathans in various worlds such as Tallon IV, Elysia, and the Pirate Homeworld. Dark Samus took the power of Phaaze and harnessed it for her own. It is a world of peril, danger, and death thus it should be avoided at all costs.

Appearance

The first phaaze (lol) is located above the planets atmosphere. The planet appears blue, cold, dark, and evil. The planets atmosphere shifts and changes every now and then. The stage itself appears to be frozen phazon but it does not have normal ice properties.

The second phaaze is below on the surface. The stage becomes a singular platform of phazon and is set overlooking a massive area of Phazon-corrupted landscape. The background shots every now and then. As well, at least once, a Leviathan will launch out from the planet.

The third phaaze returns the players back to above the atmosphere.

Hazards

The first phase of the stage has no hazards to speak of save for a little floatiness due to the space-like conditions. Players can also jump higher. The stage will begin to fall but players are not affected during this point.

However, when the stage lands on the ground, the real danger begins. After 50 seconds pass, a warning sign will appear and a single floating platform will appear. Phazon-like gases invades the stage and spreads all along the bottom of it. Touching it will poison players and will take away 3% health every 2 seconds. If you touch it but escape, the poison will stay with you for 6 more seconds before disappearing.

The Phazon gas stays in the stage for 20 seconds before stage goes up into the atmosphere again.

Music

Phaaze (Metroid Prime 3)
Aurora Unite 313 Head (Metroid Prime 3)
Pirate Homeworld (Metroid Prime 3)
Gandrayda (Metroid Prime 3)
Dark Samus Battle Theme (Metroid Prime 3)
Mutate Emperor Ing Battle 2 (Metroid Prime 2)
Dark Sanctuary Fortress (Metroid Prime 2)
Dark Agon Wastes (Metroid Prime 2)
Sector 3: Pyrosphere (Metroid: Other M)
Environmental Danger (Metroid: Other M)

Cameos

Leviathans

My Thoughts

This stage appears as the homestage for Dark Samus.  In fact, adding Dark Samus into my roster automatically added in Phaaze.  I wanted a really dark stage that utilizes poison and had a dark-blue/gray color scheme.  Phaaze just seemed to fit what I was looking for.

Chances of Being in SSB4

? – Phaaze will only appear if Dark Samus is added (most likely) so I don’t see it being a stage unless that happens.