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Samus Portrait by poojipoo Samus Portrait by poojipoo
I've been wanting to work on another Samus fanart piece for a while, and finally found the time to whip something up!

When I played Metroid and Super Metroid, I always viewed Samus as a hardass. Someone with a no-BS, somewhat military-esque attitude. After the more recent titles in the series, I'm not sure Nintendo had that in mind for the character, but that's how I always viewed her growing up, and how I kinda wanted to portray her in this image.

Now I need to run through Super Metroid again.
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SuperMoonImagination Apr 14, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your description of Samus is perfectly accurate to the real Samus. The Samus in Other M was just another evil copy...with a weak and emotional personality.

Nice work! :D
bsg57a Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nintendo needs to take a close look at this and the other amazing fan pieces. This is the realism and feel I think many gamers that grew up with the Metroid franchise are looking for. Great work!
plastikmaniac Jan 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Team Ninja needs to see what Samus is supposed to look like. This painting should be where they start.
Now THIS is proper Samus! Not just another photoshopped super-model anime bitch, but a proper '80s action hardass inspired by the motherfuckin ALIENS franchise as she SHOULD BE!

Its hardcore and I fuckin love it! This helps to PURGE the false Samus character designs they've butchered her franchise with (they may as well remake Aliens with Megan Fox cast Ripley for all their careless post-Super Metroid heresy). And for that, I thank you!
VonHollde Nov 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I love your rendition of samus!!! Awesome!
Westonbirt Nov 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I don't think she's "manly". She's worn off. She's been taking shit over the years and you can feel it on her appearance.

BTW, I've read alot of people's comments everywhere saying she looks "manly". She doesn't, she looks like a women that's going into combat :… (Here represented by a female troupe of the IDF).

I think the lopsided image of women in VG sparks from games like GoW, which shows ABSURDLY clean looking women alongside gritty and dirty looking men, like there is a bubble of magical soap hanging around them at all times. :… (The labelling not mine but works perfectly).
Westonbirt Nov 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is so effing great. There, she really looks like a space warrior.

Also, she reminds me of the Bride.
Amen!! I dunno wtf nintendo was thinking with making Samus all dolled up and pretty.  She's a warrior and she should reflect that. dunno who was in charge of the art direction in prime 2 but since then it's just been an insult to the character(oh god don't get me started on other m) all of the other games did it right.  sorry to go on a rant but Samus is one of my favorite characters.  ANYWAY amazing work. you perfectly represent the badass she should be here.
Doomaholic Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kick ass!
DausenMoore-Art Oct 12, 2013   Traditional Artist
Great job!
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