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20th Jun '17 11:02:26 PM Ko-san
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*** Other M is one because it follows the military definition of a Joint Mission. Samus isn't a hired gun here, she isn't exploring by herself, and isn't left to do whatever she wants. She is taking orders from a direct commanding officer alongside other troops toward a singular goal, and has to go and do whatever and wherever the CO tells her to. To put simply, a join mission would be "go turn on the power without shooting anyone and then wait for order" while what she did in other games was "turn on the power, by whatever means necessary".
29th Dec '16 7:01:56 PM Super12345
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**** Old debate but I should note that Samus losing her equipment occurred AFTER encountering Meta Ridley as seen on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kckgk3-6EW8&t=130s. She had her missiles & everything. If she's willing to confront Ridley at the beginning of Super Metroid with only the power beam, followed by tailing Ridley in after their fight & following Meta Ridley immediately following losing her equipment, why wouldn't she do anything upon seeing a Meta Ridley who has yet to break free while equipped as she is? The place was about to explode prior to encountering Ridley & she took her sweet time staring at him regardless.




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**** I should note that this underestimates the powers of Phazon. Seriously, it's blatantly obvious that Ridley was somehow recovered, possibly surviving on his own & flew out himself if not Dark Samus, before being pumped full of Phazon until he becomes Omega Ridley. The fact that Omega Ridley still has some of Meta Ridley's old mechanical parts & an old wound from Norion suggests they didn't scrape some of Ridley's cells off the walls & clone him but rather retrieved Meta Ridley's body sufficiently intact. By this point, Samus has been heavily acquainted with Phazon & its healing powers & has seen Dark Samus flat out explode & reform multiple times thanks to Phazon. As heavily flawed as Other M is, this complaint is even more flawed as it fails to recognize the Space Pirate facilities nor the borderline magical substances who brought him back those previous times. Clearly there was no Phazon on Zebes & Ridley was defeated the same day Samus blew up Zebes & any remaining Space Pirates on board. It's like if I called bullcrap on the SA-X surviving the Restricted Lab in Fusion, completely forgetting Adam's explanation & that it could have been another SA-X.
26th Dec '16 4:04:42 PM Kayube
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*** Whenever Samus turns the suit back on, it's put back in the same shape it was in last time it was turned off, including any accumulated dirt, fluids, etc. Just like how you keep the same energy and missiles after cutscenes where the suit disappears.
26th Dec '16 4:01:23 PM Kayube
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*** The usual explanation regarding the canonicity of Prime is that Retro considered them fully canon, but Sakamoto didn't take them into account when writing Other M's story.
12th Dec '16 11:03:24 AM NessAtc
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*** Implant it with an internal bomb? There's several ways you can kill something that isn't doing what you want, and you don't even need space tech to do that. Just look at the chopper scene in Ground Zeroes.
12th Dec '16 11:00:49 AM NessAtc
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*** Then how is Other M any more of a joint mission than the Pirate Homeworld in Prime 3? Samus does pretty much all the exploration of the Bottle Ship on her own, all the Federation members do are just shoot Ridley a few times and die, or in the case of the Deleter actually try to kill everyone. If simply working with troops doesn't make it a joint mission, then Other M is certainly not one.
12th Dec '16 10:57:19 AM NessAtc
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*** The entirety of Prime 3 is not a joint mission, sure. But Samus works together with the Federation to invade the Pirate Homeworld and discover the location of the Leviathan Seed. That seems like a joint mission to me.
15th Mar '16 7:29:44 PM Ko-san
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*** When Adam is recounting the creation of the bioweapons found on the Bottle Ship, most importantly the Metroids, to Samus before he detaches Sector 0.
18th Jan '16 9:37:30 AM Wacky_Awesomeness
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**''Or'' it could be like those hybrid-electric cars that recharge the battery a little when you hit the brake. Just because they're pumping energy into a system doesn't mean they can't reduce costs by getting some of it back out again.
3rd Oct '15 4:45:55 AM Xlsfd
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** Put some radioactive material under the lava, problem solved. Radioactive decay produces a lot of heat.
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