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  FrenchLightningJohn

the wiki say: Timing for all full categories begins on the frame that the Missile pointer disappears upon confirming "Start Game." Timing for all full categories ends on the first frame that Samus is facing forward on her Gunship before it departs the exploding Zebes. https://wiki.supermetroid.run/Timing