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1->''Innocence. Samus had begun to think that the universe had rid itself of it. Innocence was a disease, a plague. Innocence would be the death of the universe. It's best to lose all innocence, before you begin to feel. It's best to harden yourself against the worlds. That was what Samus had taught herself to believe, what she wanted to believe.''²²''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/314150/1/Rise-from-Darkness Rise from Darkness]]'' is a 9-chapter ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' fanfic by Syntax. Published in 2001, it is the oldest completed ''Metroid'' fic on Website/FanfictionDotNet. It predates even ''Metroid Prime'' and, as a result, isn't consistent with most canon. The basis of the story was to present a dark and unstable version of Samus.²²The story starts with Samus been asked by a politician named Maxwell Ballard to put out a hit. He wants some people who have dirt on him killed. He also wants one of the men's entire family killed, as well as a woman that Maxwell impregnated. The rest of the fic revolves around Samus killing each of the requested people.²²----²!!''Rise from Darkness'' provides examples of:²²* AdaptationalJobChange: Samus acts as a ProfessionalKiller instead of just an alien-themed mercenary. This also involves doing illegal jobs behind the Federation's back.²* AdaptationalVillainy: Samus is presented as a stoic killer with no moral compass. ²* AdaptationPersonalityChange:²** Samus is presented as a dark, twisted individual.²** Armstrong Huston's personality is completely different than in the comics because the writer couldn't remember his canon personality at the time of writing. ²* AmbiguousDisorder: Samus is unemotional and prefers to keep a stoic mask up at all times. She has NoSocialSkills and is considered creepy by others. There are scenes where she either {{hallucinat|ions}}es, loses her grip on what is happening around her, or lapses into violent {{Imagine Spot}}s.²* BadPeopleAbuseAnimals: When a dog approaches Samus, she desires to kill it and mentions wanting to eat it.²* BloodierAndGorier: Canon features non-graphic death and minimal blood. ''Rise from Darkness'' has Samus blowing bloody holes into people's abdomens.²* DarkFic: The story takes the dark atmosphere of the series and exaggerates it. Samus isn't just an alien bounty hunter--she's an assassin with no qualms on killing people, no matter their age.²* DeathOfAChild: Samus kills both a 6-year old and a heavily pregnant woman.²* EdibleThemeNaming: At the start of chapter 3, Jarred can't remember the name of a woman except that it was food-related.²-->''Of course, there were the girls. What was this ones name? Olive? No, Cherry. Some sort of food, that he was sure. ''²* ItIsDehumanizing: Samus sees two of her targets as monstrous beings. She refers to them as "it".²* KilledMidSentence: Jarred is killed while begging for his life.²* NoSocialSkills: Samus' social skills are off. She's considered rude and/or creepy by others around her.²* RageAgainstTheReflection: In the first chapter, Samus punches her reflection in the mirror because she hates seeing herself afraid.²* SamusIsAGirl: Samus' armor masks her voice into a unisex, robotic voice. She's known as a man to others.²* TheStoic: Samus prefers to be stoic and emotionless.²* WouldHurtAChild: Corrupt politician Maxell Ballard asks Samus to kill six people for him. Others declined his offer for moral reasons. As it turns out, he wants an entire family killed, even the six year old son. He also wants the woman he impregnated killed. Samus has no issue committing the assassinations. She also later looks at a group of kindergartners and wishes them all death.²* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: Samus makes fun of Maxwell's children's names:²-->'''Samus''': "Husband to Jana, father of Eriva and Nothrthel. Love the names."²* YourCheatingHeart: Samus' client is a congressman who cheats on his wife with both a 19-year old and with prostitutes. His infidelity, combined with his corrupt nature and willingness to kill others, leads Samus to call him "everything wrong with the universe".

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