Dark Samus. Dark Samus, along with various other creatures in the game, went through multiple changes. In the fourth image, Dark Samus is shown to be very wispy and loosely connected. If Dark Samus was first created around the time of Metroid 1.5, it would most likely have been a hallucination at this stage. The fifth image shows Dark Samus very similar to the final version, only with the Arm Cannon on her left, and being slightly more organic overall. The sixth image shows a more heavily armored Dark Samus. It is possible that Dark Samus could have gained more upgrades over the course of the game, and may have even been able to steal upgrades from Samus, which may have been possible at one point, since the other Hunters in Metroid Prime Hunters can steal Samus’ Octoliths, although, considering how they were made by different companies, it’s very unlikely, and more of a coincidence. The seveanth image shows an early version of the final Dark Samus battle. in which Dark Samus transforms into a gigantic cybernetic monstrosity. The eighth and final image at the bottom shows concept of a cutscene that didn’t make it into the final version of the game. If Samus was killed by Dark Samus in the final fight, instead of being killed by the planet exploding, Dark Samus would absorb the Light Suit, and all of Samus other upgrades and equipment, including the Light of Aether and the Energy Transfer Module. With all of these upgrades, the power hungry Dark Samus would return to the world of Aether and absorb all of the Light of Aether for itself. The player would then be treated to a short cinematic of Dark Samus, with Samus’ equipment, leaving a collapsing Aether.