History Headscratchers / Metroid

18th Mar '17 7:35:12 AM Doug86
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*** Agreed. Think about it, considering HOW MUCH R&D dollars we already spend on penis pills, bust enhancement, and hair care products, there's no doubt much of modern-day hygienical troubles have been solved in the future! And then you add Chozo tech into the mix (at least for members of the military) and you have bodily maintenance that is quite possibly even easier than The Jetsons, even when in the midst of battle. See also Warhammer40k or at least the Sisters anyway (since most of the men have standard military cuts.)

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*** Agreed. Think about it, considering HOW MUCH R&D dollars we already spend on penis pills, bust enhancement, and hair care products, there's no doubt much of modern-day hygienical troubles have been solved in the future! And then you add Chozo tech into the mix (at least for members of the military) and you have bodily maintenance that is quite possibly even easier than The Jetsons, even when in the midst of battle. See also Warhammer40k TabletopGame/Warhammer40000 or at least the Sisters anyway (since most of the men have standard military cuts.)
26th Oct '16 10:41:45 PM Akaihiryuu
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*** Further nitpick: The morph ball is about half of Samus's normal height in the 3D games too. Any apparent difference is actually caused by the camera. If you carefully compare Samus's height with an object in the background, both in and out of morph ball form, you will see that the morph ball is close to half of Samus's normal height. The sweeping camera angle and zoom change when going in and out of morph ball causes some perspective distortion that make the morph ball look smaller when it actually isn't.
26th Oct '16 10:38:03 PM Akaihiryuu
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** In the Prime Trilogy, there is an X-Ray Visor that allows us to clearly see the bones of Samus's right arm and hand under the cannon.

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** In the Prime Trilogy, there is an X-Ray Visor that allows us to clearly see the bones of Samus's right arm and hand under the cannon. It shows that Samus can select different beams by moving her right hand into different positions. The original Metroid Prime has the beam icons show the hand position required to activate that beam.
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. . .
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