- Ridley's Lair
After a Viola molts, it becomes a Multiviola, the large, spherical protoplasm that live in the fiery depths of Ridley’s lair beneath Norfair. Multiviola move through the caves and tunnels of the hideout at high speed, bouncing off the walls and ceiling, making them very difficult to dodge and dealing massive amounts of damage. They are products of the life force Mother Brain breathes into the molten rock.
Multiviola move at incredibly high speeds, making them difficult to dodge and even harder to destroy with beam weapons before they hit you. The best strategy is to destroy them with missiles. Since Multiviola tend to appear in large numbers, you can often blindly fire into their midst and hit one. They will often drop missile and health recharges.
The name “Multiviola” could refer to the large number that attack at once.