History Headscratchers / Metroid

12th Sep '16 9:27:46 AM Sneekypants
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***The Federation isn't exactly a shining pillar of ethics. They probably captured some more Space Pirates after the bottle ship went under and started experimenting on them and Ridley's corpse at BSL.
6th Sep '16 6:43:30 PM Kayube
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** Samus is "eating" the X the same way a Metroid does, turning it's mass into energy for herself, and thus for her suit (the two are linked, as shown in Fusion's opening stating parts of her old suit had to be surgically removed). The abilities, on the other hand, are not being absorbed directly into her, but rather into the suit (the X has to pass through the suit before Samus can "eat" it). The core of the Fusion suit is still the adaptable, modular Chozo tech, so it somehow analyzes and incorporates that data into a power-up for the suit itself.

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** Samus is "eating" the X the same way a Metroid does, turning it's mass into energy for herself, and thus for her suit (the two are linked, as shown in Fusion's opening stating parts of her old suit had to be surgically removed). The abilities, on the other hand, are not being absorbed directly into her, but rather into the suit (the X has to pass through the suit before Samus can "eat" it). The core of the Fusion suit is still the adaptable, modular Chozo tech, so it somehow analyzes and incorporates that data into a power-up for the suit itself.itself.
* Why do you pretty much never see non-humans in the Galactic Federation? Apparently it was founded by many species, but the ships you run into seem to be crewed entirely by humans.
21st Aug '16 8:13:26 PM Drope
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*** It has already been confirmed in [[http://www.ign.com/articles/2004/08/06/the-art-of-prime?page=5 developer interviews that the Space Pirates '''are''' a single species]]. It's just that they are quite diverse (like dogs and humans, albeit far more exaggerated). It's also worth noting that they do perform genetic experiments on themselves in order to increase their combat ability, which might also further explain their visual diversity.

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*** It has already been confirmed in [[http://www.ign.com/articles/2004/08/06/the-art-of-prime?page=5 developer interviews that the Space Pirates '''are''' "are" a single species]]. It's just that they are quite diverse (like dogs and humans, albeit far more exaggerated). It's also worth noting that they do perform genetic experiments on themselves in order to increase their combat ability, which might also further explain their visual diversity.
21st Aug '16 8:04:00 PM Drope
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*** It has already been confirmed in [[http://www.ign.com/articles/2004/08/06/the-art-of-prime?page=5 developer interviews that the Space Pirates '''are''' a single species]]. It's just that they are quite diverse (like dogs and humans, albeit far more exaggerated). It's also worth noting that they do perform genetic experiments on themselves in order to increase their combat ability, which might also explain further all those biological differences.

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*** It has already been confirmed in [[http://www.ign.com/articles/2004/08/06/the-art-of-prime?page=5 developer interviews that the Space Pirates '''are''' a single species]]. It's just that they are quite diverse (like dogs and humans, albeit far more exaggerated). It's also worth noting that they do perform genetic experiments on themselves in order to increase their combat ability, which might also further explain further all those biological differences.their visual diversity.
21st Aug '16 8:01:47 PM Drope
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*** It has already been confirmed in [[http://www.ign.com/articles/2004/08/06/the-art-of-prime?page=5 developer interviews that the Space Pirates '''are''' a single species]]. It's just that they are quite diverse (like dogs and humans, albeit far more exaggerated). It's also worth noting that they do perform genetic experiments on themselves in order to increase their combat ability, which might also explain further all those biological differences.
24th Jul '16 7:33:12 AM ErikModi
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* 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?

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** The Metroid series, as a whole, also features much better games, if far fewer (something else to factor into raw sales data. . . there are far more Mario and Zelda games than Metroid games). The original Metroid completely shattered what an 8-bit game could be, Metroid II was a surprisingly improved sequel, and Super Metroid is still considered one of the best video games ever made, standing up quite well even with modern super-advanced modern 3d sandbox games. And the Prime series managed to be startlingly good despite reservations about completely changing what kind of game it was. Heck, there are fans who even say that, plot issues aside, Other M is actually rather good from a pure gameplay standpoint. Basically, the original Mario, Zelda, and Metroid games went on to define what video games were for several years, with a lot of other games attempting to copy their success, and they've all managed to fairly successfully adapt to changes in video game technology and stay relevant to modern gamers, while having heaps of nostalgia value for older gamers. Metroid also hasn't experienced the oversaturation of Mario and Link, so the fanbase for Metroid is still passionate about every new game (or hint of potential new game at some point in the future maybe), instead of the rather apathetic response to a new Mario or Zelda game ("Ah, another one. Well, I'll wait and see if it's any good.")
* 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?wants?
** Samus is "eating" the X the same way a Metroid does, turning it's mass into energy for herself, and thus for her suit (the two are linked, as shown in Fusion's opening stating parts of her old suit had to be surgically removed). The abilities, on the other hand, are not being absorbed directly into her, but rather into the suit (the X has to pass through the suit before Samus can "eat" it). The core of the Fusion suit is still the adaptable, modular Chozo tech, so it somehow analyzes and incorporates that data into a power-up for the suit itself.
23rd Jul '16 9:45:56 PM ErikModi
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*** Or less dense, making her weight less despite (apparently) increased muscle mass and function. Muscle is typically denser than fat, so someone with more muscle may actually weight more than someone of the same height with more body fat who's actually overall larger. Also, when discussing "weight" in a science fiction series, you have to ask "what planet?" as weight is a function of mass affected by gravity. Earth's moon has one-quarter the gravity of Earth, so a 200-pound person on the moon would only weight 50 pounds, while their mass is unchanged. Samus may be less dense, and thus have less mass in kilograms than her 6'3" height and extremely athletic (even superhuman) musculature would imply, since a lot of her physique is apparently informed by her infusion of Chozo DNA. And the Chozo are a bird people. . .
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.''
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