Mas dibujos de cosas que me gustan
Mas dibujos de cosas que me gustan
You know it’s been years. and I have never once had even the slightest inkling to go back and replay Metroid: Other M. The thought of 95% of it still leaves a sour taste in my mouth. However, there was one little concept in there that I found fascinating, which is that Ridley’s species is basically the sci-fi equivalent of a dodo bird.
The Little Birdie we witness in the game is obviously more dangerous than it lets on from the get-go, considering it survived the massacre of the station staff and subsequent containment breach of many of the ecological areas of the Bottle Ship. However from logs and other information we learn that the creature originally aroused little suspicion other than being obviously carnivorous and endeared itself to the scientific staff. Modern humans still keep feral pets all the time so this absolutely tracks. However, if we imagine the situation outside of the controlled environment of the Bottle Ship, you have a creature that is intelligent and places itself within a cultural hub (say a settlement) under the guise of a harmless pet or animal.
Then comes the juvenile phase, which is akin to a chameleon. At this point the fluffy animal shell is discarded and the creature goes into hiding within the civilization center it has infiltrated. It hunts for the helpless and vulnerable while also having enough instinct or genetic memory to identify and neutralize threats that might pose a danger to it. It essentially clears out a population center and takes its resources to feed its growth. If we want to follow the trend that even Federation scientists have no record of Birdie or the juvenile, this is likely highly effective in underdeveloped worlds or any place that isn’t a confined space with space marines and a power suit equivalent of a tank battalion.
Then with the final metamorphosis the creature expands its range to decimate the remaining large population centers across the world it inhabits. Conventional weaponry and even most beam weapons are only marginally effective, and the creature has enough natural weaponry to make short work of resistance. Then, once its strength is gathered, it’s fully capable and intelligent enough for space travel. It leaves the ravaged world to continue its life cycle elsewhere.
And yet apparent millennia of evolution to be the perfect covert killing species doesn’t stop Ridley from throwing himself at Samus over and over just to get blown back.
Following the Metroid tab on Tumblr is 50% IncorrectSmashQuotes and 50% of just unapologetically horny fan art of Samus
I hate Ridley because…
fuck… he’s coming nO NO NO
These have been pretty fun to do. Plus they’re good warmups
WANTED: Blue Space Weasel
After playing a lot of Metroid: Samus Returns and recently blasting through Metroid Prime: Hunters, I have steadily gotten more and more hyped about the upcoming Metroid Prime 4 - hopefully starring Captain Shock & Drop themself. I quite like Sylux, and I hope that this new game does their pretty limited character some good!
Anyway, here’s a doodle I drew. May outline and update it later.
Y'all ever realize that Hunters is the only Metroid Prime game with no Metroids? Wack.
Comparison of my Metroid DMG with my galaxy 3DS XL!!!
fact: the chozo have been a peaceful species for a hot while
other fact: nevertheless they have maintained their armor suit tech.
third, critical fact: said armor features Large, Almost Comical Pauldrons…
…very similar to the protective equipment used in the contact sport of american football
(could not find a better image of a football player. msg me if you have one)
CONCLUSION: the chozo have been maintaining their powersuit technology to play XTREME SPACE FOOTBALL
I hate Ridley because he’s purple and purple is my favorite color so his existence is RUINING IT
Samus: Pikachu says we’re all gonna die.
Samus: Oh, “try”. We’re all gonna try.
Sorry for the lack of Shiny posts lately! Been taking a break; completed Metroid Prime recently and absolutely loved it. Easily in my top 10 favourites now, as well being my favourite Metroid too. Crazy to think that I started with Zero Mission in July and it’s already one of my favourite Nintendo franchises.
Samus and Laura
Samus Aran from Metroid and Laura Matsuda from Street Fighter. Done in daz studio.
obsessed with this tweet