History Headscratchers / Metroid

29th Apr '16 1:18:35 AM Deadpoolio
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** Because it made its debut in the same time period as Mario and Zelda on the same console, was a very iconic game, and became at least critically successful if not financially. Though after ''Other M'' its status as one of the "Big 3" is eroding. If ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' is any indication, its replacement is either ''Franchise/{{Pokémon}}'' or ''Franchise/FireEmblem.''

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** Because it made its debut in the same time period as Mario and Zelda on the same console, was a very iconic game, and became at least critically successful if not financially. Though after ''Other M'' its status as one of the "Big 3" is eroding. If ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' is any indication, its replacement is either ''Franchise/{{Pokémon}}'' or ''Franchise/FireEmblem.''''
*At the beginning of Fusion, the X infect the Power Suit and steal/copy it's abilities. When Samus absorbs one of the Core X into herself, she gets those abilities back. Does that mean that Samus no longer needs her suit to use those abilities? Like can she Speed Boost or Space Jump anytime she wants?
28th Jan '16 4:07:08 PM nombretomado
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** Helpful hint: women can and do change their hairstyles. They have been known to change clothing, too. On the other hand, if you're referring to the rather plastic-looking rendering that's cropped up in the latter two ''Prime'' games and ''SuperSmashBrothers Brawl,'' I'd chalk that up to [[ArtEvolution Art De-evolution.]]

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** Helpful hint: women can and do change their hairstyles. They have been known to change clothing, too. On the other hand, if you're referring to the rather plastic-looking rendering that's cropped up in the latter two ''Prime'' games and ''SuperSmashBrothers Brawl,'' ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl,'' I'd chalk that up to [[ArtEvolution Art De-evolution.]]



*** That's another part of the issue. ''Fusion'' is after the ''Prime'' series, and ''[[SuperSmashBros Melee]]'' and ''[[SuperSmashBros Brawl]]'' are supposed to use her character from ''Prime'' and ''Prime 3'' (I think), whereas she looks potentially around nineteen in ''Fusion'' and... I'm not good with estimating ages, but at least mid-twenties in ''Prime 3'' and ''Brawl''.

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*** That's another part of the issue. ''Fusion'' is after the ''Prime'' series, and ''[[SuperSmashBros ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosMelee Melee]]'' and ''[[SuperSmashBros ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl Brawl]]'' are supposed to use her character from ''Prime'' and ''Prime 3'' (I think), whereas she looks potentially around nineteen in ''Fusion'' and... I'm not good with estimating ages, but at least mid-twenties in ''Prime 3'' and ''Brawl''.



* Why does the Gravity Suit no longer get any love? Samus is almost always depicted in the Varia Suit nowadays. Why do the folks at Nintendo forget that the Gravity Suit is, by definition, more awesome than the Varia? I can understand not ''always'' having her in the Varia Suit, but her [[SuperSmashBros SSB]] incarnations all have the Varia as the default, and even worse, ''Other M's'' intro (which is a cutscene depicting Super Metroid's final battle with Mother Brain, at which time Samus had the Gravity Suit and about a million other expansions) has her wearing the Varia, now, as well. It's like Nintendo is trying to {{Retcon}} the Gravity Suit out of existence...

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* Why does the Gravity Suit no longer get any love? Samus is almost always depicted in the Varia Suit nowadays. Why do the folks at Nintendo forget that the Gravity Suit is, by definition, more awesome than the Varia? I can understand not ''always'' having her in the Varia Suit, but her [[SuperSmashBros [[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros SSB]] incarnations all have the Varia as the default, and even worse, ''Other M's'' intro (which is a cutscene depicting Super Metroid's final battle with Mother Brain, at which time Samus had the Gravity Suit and about a million other expansions) has her wearing the Varia, now, as well. It's like Nintendo is trying to {{Retcon}} the Gravity Suit out of existence...
15th Jan '16 5:00:08 PM Cinereous
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* Why is Metroid usually considered on par with Mario and Zelda, despite the fact that its sales pale in comparison to theirs?

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* Why is Metroid usually considered on par with Mario and Zelda, despite the fact that its sales pale in comparison to theirs?theirs?
** Because it made its debut in the same time period as Mario and Zelda on the same console, was a very iconic game, and became at least critically successful if not financially. Though after ''Other M'' its status as one of the "Big 3" is eroding. If ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' is any indication, its replacement is either ''Franchise/{{Pokémon}}'' or ''Franchise/FireEmblem.''
16th Dec '15 9:53:49 AM erforce
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*** And then, when Samus unfolds[[TheFly ... BWARRRGH !]]

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*** And then, when Samus unfolds[[TheFly ... unfolds [[Film/TheFly1986 ...BWARRRGH !]]
11th Aug '15 4:44:44 AM RickTommy
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** If you want my headcanon about it, my guess is that Dark Aether is actually subspace, i.e. the dimension where starships go to circumvent the "no-going-faster-than-light" rule. Aether occupied an unstable region of space, and the Leviathan's impact caused it to occupy both dimensions at once. It damages Samus because of the extreme amounts of radiation there. As for where the dark lifeforms came from, that's explained in-game: they're native wildlife of Aether possessed by the Ing. As for the Leviathan seed, it's implied to be the Sky Temple, with the Emperor Ing as its Core Guardian.

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** If you want my headcanon about it, my guess is that Dark Aether is actually subspace, i.e. the dimension where starships go to circumvent the "no-going-faster-than-light" rule. Aether occupied an unstable region of space, and the Leviathan's impact caused it to occupy both dimensions at once. It damages Samus because of the extreme amounts of radiation there. As for where the dark lifeforms came from, that's explained in-game: they're native wildlife of Aether possessed by the Ing. As for the Leviathan seed, it's implied to be the Sky Temple, with the Emperor Ing as its Core Guardian.Guardian.
*Why is Metroid usually considered on par with Mario and Zelda, despite the fact that its sales pale in comparison to theirs?
9th Aug '15 4:26:27 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* The Space Pirates probably brought them there, or maybe Dark Samus took them their, after appropriating Metroid stashes from the Pirates. The Leviathan is capable of reaching Phaaze very quickly, phazon can cause rapid maturation of Metroids, as seen in Prime 2 and Phaaze is made of the stuff.

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* ** The Space Pirates probably brought them there, or maybe Dark Samus took them their, after appropriating Metroid stashes from the Pirates. The Leviathan is capable of reaching Phaaze very quickly, phazon can cause rapid maturation of Metroids, as seen in Prime 2 and Phaaze is made of the stuff.



* If you want my headcanon about it, my guess is that Dark Aether is actually subspace, i.e. the dimension where starships go to circumvent the "no-going-faster-than-light" rule. Aether occupied an unstable region of space, and the Leviathan's impact caused it to occupy both dimensions at once. It damages Samus because of the extreme amounts of radiation there. As for where the dark lifeforms came from, that's explained in-game: they're native wildlife of Aether possessed by the Ing. As for the Leviathan seed, it's implied to be the Sky Temple, with the Emperor Ing as its Core Guardian.

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* ** A scan in Corruption stated that Aether was already dimensionally unstable before the Leviathan hit it. Something about that light powers the moth's technological wonders.
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If you want my headcanon about it, my guess is that Dark Aether is actually subspace, i.e. the dimension where starships go to circumvent the "no-going-faster-than-light" rule. Aether occupied an unstable region of space, and the Leviathan's impact caused it to occupy both dimensions at once. It damages Samus because of the extreme amounts of radiation there. As for where the dark lifeforms came from, that's explained in-game: they're native wildlife of Aether possessed by the Ing. As for the Leviathan seed, it's implied to be the Sky Temple, with the Emperor Ing as its Core Guardian.
9th Aug '15 12:33:22 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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** That's a possible weight for someone that height, some track runners are like that. Samus may not be drawn completely accurate but that can be attributed to the weird art style. Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA Women's champion Susan Green, for an athlete of a different sport, was only six foot one and not bulky but weighed in at 210 lbs. Assuming similar frames, [[SquareCubeLaw a skinnier person two inches taller]] could easily be 198 lbs with a healthy diet and regular exercise.

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** That's a possible weight for someone that height, some track runners are like that. Samus may not be drawn completely accurate but that can be attributed to the weird art style. Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA Women's champion Susan Green, for an athlete of a different sport, was only six foot one and not bulky but weighed in at 210 lbs. Assuming [[IAmBigBoned similar frames, frames]], [[SquareCubeLaw a skinnier person two inches taller]] could easily be 198 lbs with a healthy diet and regular exercise.
9th Aug '15 12:27:20 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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** That's a possible weight for someone that height, some track runners are like that. Samus may not be drawn completely accurate but that can be attributed to the weird art style. Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA Women's champion Susan Green, for an athlete of a different sport, was only six foot one and not bulky but weight in at 210 lbs. Assuming similar frames, [[SquareCubeLaw a skinnier person two inches taller]] could easily be 198 lbs with a healthy diet and regular exercise.

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** That's a possible weight for someone that height, some track runners are like that. Samus may not be drawn completely accurate but that can be attributed to the weird art style. Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA Women's champion Susan Green, for an athlete of a different sport, was only six foot one and not bulky but weight weighed in at 210 lbs. Assuming similar frames, [[SquareCubeLaw a skinnier person two inches taller]] could easily be 198 lbs with a healthy diet and regular exercise.
9th Aug '15 12:25:59 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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** That's a possible weight for someone that height, some track runners are like that. Samus may not be drawn completely accurate but it's not too far off.

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** That's a possible weight for someone that height, some track runners are like that. Samus may not be drawn completely accurate but it's that can be attributed to the weird art style. Wrestling/{{N|ationalWrestlingAlliance}}WA Women's champion Susan Green, for an athlete of a different sport, was only six foot one and not too far off.bulky but weight in at 210 lbs. Assuming similar frames, [[SquareCubeLaw a skinnier person two inches taller]] could easily be 198 lbs with a healthy diet and regular exercise.
6th Jul '15 1:38:51 AM SparkyLurkdragon
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** Alternately, it was a continuation of her mission from ''Metroid II'': exterminate all Metroids. That mission was not complete, as the infant Metroid still lived. ''OtherM'' makes it clear that Samus keeping the thing alive and giving it to researchers was a serious breach in protocol (though apparently not actually illegal). When she's giving her report to the Federation in the beginning of ''OtherM'' (right after ''Super''), she specifically cites the "Exterminate all Metroids" objective as being completed successfully.

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** Alternately, it was a continuation of her mission from ''Metroid II'': exterminate all Metroids. That mission was not complete, as the infant Metroid still lived. ''OtherM'' ''Videogame/MetroidOtherM'' makes it clear that Samus keeping the thing alive and giving it to researchers was a serious breach in protocol (though apparently not actually illegal). When she's giving her report to the Federation in the beginning of ''OtherM'' ''Other M'' (right after ''Super''), she specifically cites the "Exterminate all Metroids" objective as being completed successfully.
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