Kraid is a recurring boss from the Metroid game series by Nintendo. Kraid is known as one of the biggest creatures in the Metroid games that Samus Aran had to fight. 

The creature debuted in the classic Metroid (1986) and was actually smaller than Samus Aran back when bosses could not be as big as the screen itself due to technical limitations. This changed with Super Metroid (1994) where Kraid returned with a visual redesign and almost gargantuan size. It returned with a similar big size in the remake Metroid: Zero Mission (2004) and is also seen in the Brinstar Depths stage of Super Smash Bros. Melee (2001).

Kraid was once supposed to return in Metroid Prime just like Ridley, another recurring Metroid Boss but the plans changed during development. 


Kraid from the Metroid Games: an Overview

Charactername: Kraid   Developed /Created by Nintendo 
Gameseries: Metroid   First seen on:  NES
First Game:  Metroid   Year first seen:  1986
Last Game: Super Metroid (1994)   Birthplace:  
Role(s) and Characteristics:  Boss      
Additional Tags:     Similar Characters:  
Has Relations to: Ridley, Mother Brain   See also:  



Official Game Art like promotional Illustrations of Kraid from Metroid


Metroid: Zero Mission (2004)

Super Metroid (1994)



Kraid in Game-Art-HQ Art Projects


Kraid is not yet a part of a Game-Art-HQ Community Art Collaboration


Selected Fan Art of Kraid


Kraid from Super Metroid

by Green-Mamba

Kraid from Metroid: Zero Mission

by Rob Powell



Updates and Additions in the Kraid Gallery