I've always been a huge Metroid fangirl, so when I found out that Samus would be in Super Smash Bros. way back when, I was super excited. I thought everyone had forgotten about her since her last game was Super Metroid (1994) and Smash came out in 1999. Five years without any sign of Samus, and you can bet I was happy to see her again. She was my main character, no question. Fast forward to Melee, and again, Samus was always my main character, although I do moonlight as Ness or Mr. Game and Watch.
Fast forward to Brawl, and well... with the turn the Metroid series has taken in the last couple years which has left me pretty dissatisfied, and the whole confusing mess I feel about Zerosuit Samus... I think Olimar is going to be my new main character. The excitement I felt when I found out he was in it was just the same as it used to be for Samus for me and... I just don't feel the same way about Metroid that I used to. Or maybe even Samus, for that matter. I dunno.
SO A RANDOM SHOT OF THEM TOGETHER in some goofy pose. Fairly lame background (with an incredibly vague final destination at the bottom there) because I honestly have no idea what they're doing, really. BEING DYNAMIC I GUESS. Samus is missing her foot because again it ran off the paper. I could have redrawn it but my hands were shaking badly when I was inking this to begin with, and I didn't really feel like it.
WOO INCONSISTENT LIGHT SOURCE YEAH metallic surfaces completely confound me in terms of lighting
TIME SPENT ON SAMUS'S ARMOR: RIDICULOUS. And weirdly enough I still like how Olimar came out way more than her. DARN IT. Her armor design is taken from the Super Metroid design for her, so don't even start with me. I just realized she doesn't have that small green oxygen panel on her chestplate. FRICK.
If you spoil anything that happens in the Subspace Emissary for me I will stab you in the throat.
Edit: OH DANG my friend Del just pointed out that Purple/White Pikmin have PINK flowers, not white. ADURR. Fixed now.
Blah blah despite this being under digital art it was originally a pencil sketch on paper blah blah i don't know why i keep saying this almost everything I draw I always draw on paper first blah blah
Samus (c) Metroid
Olimar and the Pikmin (c) Pikmin