|“||I was not wrong. The humans were foolish and I was forced to bring Judgement on them. And yet because of you...I failed. You must understand the weight of your crime. You must pay for the price for what you've done.||„|
|~ MB to Madeline and Samus.|
MB, also known as Melissa Bergman, is the main antagonist of Metroid: Other M. She is more or less based on Mother Brain.
She was voiced by Shizuka Itō in Japanese and Sarah Naid in English.
MB was created an infrastructure that helped regenerate and control Space Pirates special forces after Mother Brain. However, when scientists began to build Metroids, MB developed a human form that helped create a connection between the creatures and their motherhood, which inspired Samus to form an ideal relationship that was not based on control. She was called "Melissa Bergman" by Madeline to make her feel more human. MB liked that name because it made it sound like Madeline was referring to her as a daughter.
But eventually, MB manifested her own emotions and criticized the scientists' achievements, making the scientists grow concern of a potential rebellion. In the eyes of the higher class, the use of MB as a simple tool as originally intended began to be a problem, and the operations undertaken by BOTTLE SHIP were viewed as a threat that could jeopardize them. They eventually decided to reprogram her AI, which only exacerbated the situation. MB was getting arrested by the scientists, and asked Madeline to help her. But Madeline reluctantly refused, which caused MB's personality to change drastically. Claiming that every human being should be "judged" for their actions, she killed her persecutors and takes control of the station. Using intense brain waves, MB killed all scientists except Madeline, who leads and disappears all living things on the spaceship (except for Metroids). MB eventually decided to attack the Federation capital by bringing all bioweapon cargoes from the Bottle Ship.
Metroid: Other M
MB watched Samus from a window overlooking the Experiment Floor in the Cryosphere. When she found out she had been spotted, she ran away to the Materials Storehouse and Samus chased her, trying to convince her that she came to save her despite MB's denial. They separated after Samus was attacked by a soldier using an RB176 Ferrocrusher.
Later, Samus enters the Bioweapon Research Center in the Biosphere, and MB enters the main laboratory. Surprised by Samus' presence of the office, she runs to the storage room and closes the door. Once again, Samus tries to convince her that she has no malice. She opens the door and introduces herself as Dr. Madeline Bergman. "Madeline" tells Samus what happened in the Bottle Ship.
She reveals the Federation has attempted to recreate special-forces units of bioweapons based on the Space Pirates. To this end, the Federation captured a number of Space Pirates and created a cyber Zebesian to form the core of its power. She explains that a "certain presence" have made the creatures cruel and uncontrollable. "Madeline" continues to say that if left unchecked, the ship's Zebesians sent distress signals for fear of emerging as real Space Pirates.
At this point, "Madeline" leads Samus to a computer terminal and claims to be aware of a more dangerous plan. She explains that scientists have taken the remains of DNA found in the power suit of the office used to make copies of Metroid and Ridley. Shocked, Samus asks if scientists have also created a Mother Brain clone to control the Metroid. "Madeline" responds that an artificial intelligence called "MB" was created, which evolved and became self-aware. She told Samus that the Metroids were in a hidden area called Sector Zero and Adam Malkovich initially approved the program. Samus runs to destroy the Metroids and MB in the area and tells "Madeline" to hide. A figure approaches "Madeline", and she turns to him before the sound of gunfire.
Samus heads to Room MW after the destruction of Sector Zero and encounters another survivor. This person claims to be Madeline Bergman. Samus gets confused and tells her she has already met someone by that name. After she showed Samus her ID, the real Madeline reveals to Samus that the woman she met earlier was none other than MB herself.
Final Battle and Death
After Madeline reveals to Samus MB's origins and goals, they both sympathize her, but she still hunts them. After the conversation, MB appears ready to attack Samus and Madeline with James' Freeze Gun. After Madeline pleads her to recall her human side by saying she would never fail her again, MB gives up her weapon. Then she drives toward Madeline, appearing to push her away from the path of a projectile that freezes her. The freezing fire was fired by soldiers of the Galactic Federation Army, who ran into the room. MB melts herself, throws the Freeze Gun at Madeline, and angrily summons several Desbrachians to battle Samus and the Galactic Federation soldiers. She also calls in nearby Ghalmanians and Mighty Griptians for further reinforcements.
Finally, Madeline stops the battle by reluctantly shooting MB with the Freeze Gun. The soldiers led by the Colonel immediately seize the opportunity to shoot down MB. MB gets killed, and Madeline sadly mourns her, calling her by the name "Melissa".
- Mighty Griptians
- Samus Aran
- Madeline Bergman - Former mother figure
- Galactic Federation - Former allies
|“||Behind closed doors, the Galactic Federation was trying to create a special-forces unit composed of bioweapons. In order to make it happen, they were attempting to create an organization modeled after the Space Pirates, with the Zebesians at the center. But, because of a certain presence...the life-forms became ferocious. We were no longer able to control them.||„|
|“||You're Samus Aran, right? The one who annhilated the Space Pirates? Metroid remnants were attached to your suit when you returned from Zebes. They were reproduced from a piece of cell structure salvaged by the Federation, and they are in this facility.||„|
|~ MB explaining to Samus about her power suit|
|“||We developed an AI program that would reproduce Mother Brain's thought processes. We called it "MB."||„|
|“||Madeline: Please, MB. We have to get past this.
MB: No. You will all be judged.
Madeline: It's OK now. I won't ever fail you again. I promise. I'm so sorry, Melissa...
|~ MB and Madeline's conversation|
In other media
Super Smash Bros.
In Super Smash Bros. For Wii U, MB appears as a unlockable trophy.
MB is a young woman with blonde hair with a pin Madeline gave to her in her past on the left side and blue eyes.
- MB's brain waves seems far from perfect as a means of manipulating the Metroids. This supporting evidence is that scientists aboard Bottle Ship create a humanoid form of MB to experiment with new Metroids that tame samples by imprinting their theories on individuals resembling real living organisms.