What makes Samus happy?
thats the kind of supremacy I can get behind
So what should Samus's personality be like? Everyone obviously wants her to be a badass who doesn't take shit from anyone, but what about everything beyond that? Should she be emotionless and stoic, or should she be more or less normal when she's not on a mission?
>tfw you will never get wasted with Samus
I can't possibly imagine her being normal in any capacity. But she's probably not a autist murderer. She's probably the girl at the bar who doesn't talk much and is clearly there to relax and not socialize.
Everyone has their own take on Samus based on their own tastes and experiences with the franchise so you will never satisfy everyone. But nobody wants her to be emotionless, most would at least agree Samus should be professional, calm under pressure and independent. Samus shouldn't need to be ordered to don her protective gear in a life threatening environment for example. Nor should she have a complete emotional break down in a situation that is threatening her life and her comrades lives.
As long as the character followed those basic notions I think most would be happy with any creative and interesting take on Samus. Sure she may not be what we imagined in each of our heads but as long as she doesn't compromise the obvious basic things about her I think everyone would come to accept it.
I bet she enjoys seeing the different reactions she gets from wandering around in or out of her power armor.
No one cares about the hot blonde girl, but when the planet destroying hunter walks through everyone makes way
Where the are you when people are shit flinging about Other:M
I think the best example of Samus's personality is that little moment in Metroid Prime on the frigate where Meta-Ridley flies away
She's underprepared, underpowered and had no idea Ridley would be there, he flies down to Tallon IV, and she shows frustration that he got away from her
Fuck, it wouldn't feel right, but I sort of want to see a Samus that's a bit ditzy and goofy. I'd like to think that she thought the baby Metroid was adorable and would play with it like a puppy on her ship before handing it over to the scientists.
I also think the pain and anger she shows at the death of the Hunters in 3 is effective. Her pained grimace at Gandrayda's dying moments. Her angry fist clench when Dark Samus comes to claim Ghor's body. You get to see how it angers and pains her to have to kill her former comrades, but that despite the pain she sets her feelings aside and completes the task at hand by killing them.
Here's the thing. Prime shows how Samus does feel emotion on multiple occasions but also demonstrates how she doesn't let it dominate or distract her. She's a professional and a veteran, it's tough but she can handle it. In Prime 3 she waits until the mission is complete and the Galaxy is safe to go mourn the other Hunters's deaths.
Finally being able to rid the universe of Ridley once and for all
>But who is narrating that comic?
that's the beauty of it. It could either on of them
Cuddly critters. Seriously, this is a thing with her.
>the infant metroid
>etecoons and dachoras
You know, if they went with this angle in Other M. It could have been acceptable. her freaking out that he just will NOT die, and keeps tormenting her. That would have made sense...
I love this scene. No need for voice acting or dramatic music. It says it all. They are beyond grateful that Samus saved their world. And she simply leaves and waves. Job done.
See you next mission
A nice, snug hidey hole to roll up into.
This. Samus isn't afraid of Ridley, she hates him with the fury of a thousand suns because he took so much from her.
Her parents, her adoptive parents, her entire culture, her home... all gone because of that rabid cunt of a dragon destroyed all of it. And then the bastard bragged about it and laughed in her face.
If he didn't explode every time they fought, she'd probably take his head and mount it on her wall.
I like this comic.
>Yes this is a shoop
>Metroid is only popular in the West
>all these manga (of which there are like 6 or so) were never officially localized for Western audiences
Pretty much pic related.
I apologize if the image turns out to be the bad version
I don't know about you, but I'm certainly not gonna read all that shit. EDGY Metroid sounds godawful.
Besides, we already know from the games that Samus doesn't talk much even when there's people to talk to.
There's a major differance between soldiers/ random mercs who were assigned the same mission and personal friends whom you have a deeper relationship with.
It's faily easy to remain civil and somewhat unemotional around people you don't know or have little contact with.
It's much harder to remain that way around people who you know and have opened up to. You have an investment in your friends and family, so you're going to react them them alot stonger than respectful apathy.
This is more so for Samus who lost her parents at a young age. Any bonds she develops to another person(s) are going to be stronger due to fear of loss.
Aint that hard to understand that anyone will act differently depending on the circimstances.
This is how Samus should be handled
Is there a particular reason this image is actively trying to repel my eyes? Shaky screen, rigid animation, and B^U wall of text is like, the trifecta of bad comics
>This is more so for Samus who lost her parents at a young age.
Not to mention the whole raised by aliens thing. Who, incidentally, were also brutally murdered.
Samus must be so afraid of loss at this point, it's difficult to imagine her even having any friends.
>Any bonds she develops to another person(s) are going to be stronger due to fear of loss
This is not how psychology works. People with traumatising bonding experiences as a kid actually have trouble bonding later in life, not stronger bonding
Like koala id imagine. Im in clappistan so i wouldnt know
Samus' core persona is something easily inferred by anyone who isn't retarded/actually paying attention.
However, one thing we can't really infer is this: Does she enjoy trekking around scenic environments, or does she not care because there's Pirates that need a killin'?
Personally, I like to think she does enjoy taking in the scenery and fantastic art direction. Especially if it's a chozo world.
Assassins are not known for raiding enemy fortresses, disabling defense grids, fighting the final battles of a long drawn out war, collecting ancient artifacts, or searching for lost soldiers.
I mean, unless Altair gets hired to do all that shit, Samus is more of a general purpose mercenary.
This is not always the case. Some people will bond stronger to the point of being clingly. Other's are likely as you said to have touble bonding.
You need to realize that psychology isn't perfect. Humans, any sentient being for that matter, are complex. We all react differently. Sure there's some generalization but predicting that every person reacts the same way is just silly.
its illustrated text, different form of expression, not exactly comics but who gives a shit
i like rowntree's stuff however i'm rustled badly by his sjw attitude and awful articles on cracked
So basically you want her to be like her Other M version.
Because that's what Ripley's personality was.
She had PTSD in Aliens, she cried about Newt in 3, aliens and facehuggers caused her to freak out until the very end of Aliens where she went to save Newt, etc.
Hey now. Even with all that, Ripley still managed to accomplish things. She conquered her fears, rescued Newt, protected her friends as best she could, and defeated the Xenomorph Queen in one of the most famous final battles in cinematic history. Ripley, unlike the retard clone of Samus in Other M, actually got shit done.
... Until Alien 3 made all of it utterly pointless, that is.
Samus in Other M:
1) Conquered her fears(Fucked Ridley up)
2) Protected Anthony(After fucking up so bad)
3) Got Adam's hat
4) Fought a Metroid Queen and Phantoon
Other M tried really hard to give Samus the same sort of arc Ripley had, except for fucking up on a grand scale by doing it poorly and with a character who is already supposed to be considered strong physically and emotionally.
Other M handled it badly. The point was to show that Samus still has connections to people and can be social.. At the same time we've already seen her be proffesional and respectful towards fellow soldiers and mercs.
Ridely was total fuckup in other m but she still got seirous and killed him. We also saw her snap into serious mode once Adam detached the metroid container and got the fuck out of there. Nor did she break down instantly after getting his helemt .
The story was told baldly in Other M. Those of us who don't hate the game won't deny this. But it did show that Samus can get shit done in badass mode while still having to deal with life outside of the suit. She just fell flat on her face a few times sadly.
The problem is that it was an arc that was already done before (and done better), in the canon manga set before ZM.
It makes things even more egregious because Sakamoto was behind that manga, and still felt like rehashing the same arc for Other M for no good reason.
>Those of us who don't hate the game won't deny this.
I hate the game, and I won't deny that either. Hell, I hate because it's such a poorly told story. (Though I would argue the premise of exploring her past with Adam is pretty weak compared to the far more interesting chozo connections, but whatever.)
>mfw Other M had the best Ridley intro of the series
Even if he looked uglier it still managed to pose him as menacing while still retaining the classic "coming from the shadows" thing while being the "wilder" Ridley yet.
Why couldn't the rest of the game be on par with that, fuck.
My counter argument would be we've explored a ton of her choco connections in prime 1/2 as well as super and ZM. Granted it doesn't go very deep into it, nor do we see something like her training and getting the suit but the chozo connection has been touched on several times.
My thoughts on Adam are the connection was done as a way to tie in to fusion. Because there's been nothing timeline wise after fusion. There's some interesting things that can do with her biology and suit changes. Not to mention some problems setup vs the federation due how the story was told in fusion.
It can lead to some interesting ideas if handled properly. And nintendo has admited they didn't handle Other M very well. So we can hope for better next time.
One of the big ways Other M fucks up the idea of exploring Samus' relationship with the Feds is that only Adam and Anthony ever even acknowledge she exists. In other games, it was shown that opinions of her ranged from admiration to thinking she's just an urban legend. But here? Nobody seems to have an opinion that the legendary Samus Aran is suddenly hanging out with them.
Captain N Samus.
>Han Solo in a Boba Fett costume
>Still has a heart of gold
I mean sure the slobbering over Kevin isn't for everyone but that just means Samus is into /ss/
>The story was told baldly in Other M. Those of us who don't hate the game won't deny this.
THis is what people who hate the game have been saying though. ONly difference is people who hate the game aren't in denial about the story/plot being good