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What a sudden upset by zarla What a sudden upset by zarla
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
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Tetrisu Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
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.

I must know your opinion on Metroid: Other M then!
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shadowslayer19 Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool love it
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BUTTDANCER Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Teh artist's comments are TL;DR but it looks like Olimar's touching Samus's ass. :iconimpervyplz:
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:iconzarla:
zarla Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
I GET TL;DR ABOUT SAMUS I ADMIT IT
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BUTTDANCER Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OSHIT! D:
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Waterwindow Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
OMG cute
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Yahro-Mehr Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009
a bit odd how olimar is holding on...
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rueyeet Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008
WOW, Zarla. That armor seriously looks like professional-level work. I am all kinds of impressed. *oooh*

I especially like that it's big and bulky and fearsome and yet you can still tell that it's a woman in there.
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:iconzarla:
zarla Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008
It was really hard to do. D: light sources confuse me arrrghh

and also getting her proportioned right was tricky but i am glad she still looks somewhat feminine yay
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rueyeet Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008
Oh yeah. She's totally working those hips inside all that metal, she is. Your Samus-love really shines through in this!
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tirachan Featured By Owner May 2, 2008
For me, i only play the 2D Metroids. Strangely enough, the most skin shown for an ending is the original Metroid; i do like Zero Mission for its play and expansion on the story, but they do rather pay too much focus on her ass. All those stills, all those instances of her rear, lovingly pixelated while in Zero Suit, and it gets annoying.
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:iconzarla:
zarla Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008
Tell me about it.
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ryouga-hibiki Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008
gosh, I just keep on loving your art!~ the difference in coloring styles really makes all the characters pop. And being a huge nintendo/pikmin fanboy makes this even better.
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cresseliamoon Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
Squee! Pikmin RULE
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GEKITOUNARUTO53 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008
Olimar is obviously my main as well! But so iz Zero Suit Samus though
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DJmadflava Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008
I can see where you're coming from with the sexual turn things have taken.

That said, ZSS is a fantastic fighter in Brawl, IMO. Her agility, speed, and attack power is just DEADLY in the right hands; I think I'm starting to prefer it over her armored form.
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zarla Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008
Mostly cause her armored form got nerfed to heck and back. :/
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DJmadflava Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008
Yeah, that's the unfortunate truth. :'(

Also! This is itsbuttery at you know where. I'm not sure if you realized that, but either way, you replying to this comment NOW is hilariously ironic. :D
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:iconzarla:
zarla Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008
HAHA REALLY

MAN WHAT ARE THE ODDS 8D
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shedra Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008
I agree with you. Zero suit samus is purely fanservice and shouldn't even freaking exist. Frankly, nintendo has destroyed my respect for her character.
Douchebags.
Pikmin are cute.
I likes it.
:D
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Turbid-D Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008
I think Nintendo is making Samus into a barbie girl for some stupid ass reason, I wouldnt be surprised if the next time we see here she will be wearing pink and acting ditsy...
I can tell that your Samus is none of that.
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VladsGirl Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008
ima random person saying draw more nnyXedgar pleeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaseee'
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Fangirl-of-Ace Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008
Oh gah the Pikmin are just too cute. Especially the one clinging to Olimar's helmet. He looks like he wants to help, but he's about to fall off, so he can't at the moment.

And Samus' armor is just too amazing. Made me go *___* with the shiny right there on the spot.
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DeactivatimusPrime Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008
Excellent~!!!!
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Foxby Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008
I always used the swordsmen and speed characters (Fox, Captain Falcon). xP
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inhuman-art Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008
sekrit- i know exactly how you feel about zero suit samus in brawl.

george lucas is 'redoing' the prequels...as animated movies. with retcons all over. and releasing them in theatres. i'm not even going to go see them.
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Suntro Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008  Student General Artist
This looks really good. Samus is no match for an army of pikmin.
If your wii is connected to the internet then perhaps I shall battle you some day.
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Amlethus Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
I could never get into the way Samus controlled in Smash Bros. She didn't feel like her. More like Megaman or something.

The first Metroid Prime game just barely walked the edge of feeling like a Metroid game to me. Things like ammo and multiplayer steered me away from wanting to touch later games in that series. I'll probably give them a shake eventually, but I don't expect them to change my opinion.

Remember the good times, remember Metroid for the adventure that it is and not what it's become to some without Gunpei Yokoi's guidance and all that, don't let the bad stuff kill it for you.

Cripes, I sound like a rabid fan or something but I'm not really, not one of "those" people anyway. The games just were an important experience to me as a kid and the series was always big in my heart and stuff. I dunno.

DON'T MIND ME LOLOLETC
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zarla Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008
THAT'S PRETTY MUCH HOW I FEEL, ACTUALLY

the Primes feel so distant to me. :< I still long for a new decent 2D metroid again, sob.
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NuVanDibe Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008  Student Artist
someone should draw like... a comic.... with a super butch but realistic mario getting hit in the back of the head really hard by a grotesquely fat and somewhat squished purple pikmin, then wheeling around to see an equally muscular and huge captain olimar with his fist tightly clenched around the head of a red pikmin, squeezing it so hard that its eye is hanging out between two of his fingers, and olimar is pointing at mario with this serious look of hatrid and fury.
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zarla Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008
I SUPPORT THIS COMMENT
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NuVanDibe Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Student Artist
DO IT
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:iconzarla:
zarla Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008
IT MAY BE BEYOND MY ABILITIES
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NuVanDibe Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008  Student Artist
D: but you must try! for the sake of all humanity!
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Aldark Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nuuu samus the love of my life! being attacked by a hord of picmin! I MUST SAVE HER!


<.< *coughs*
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ragettirocks Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
the other foot is behind it silly. lol, WHOO INCONSISTENT LIGHT SOURCE!!!
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Sanzoneedsahug Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008
Her armor looks awesome!! Great job!
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Cleocatra Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008  Student General Artist
I use Zelda/Sheik.

I want to use Snake.
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Logos1959 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008
I was like that with Samus with the first game.

The Pichu and Mewtwo popped up in melee

I don't have a WII, but I really want to play as Lucario or solid snake
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MilkToothCuts Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay, Pikmin and Samus ^ ^
super ultra coool, hehe.
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IchigoSakura Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's pretty epic. :D I really like the detail of Samus, the overall piece is amazing. :3
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49thIdentity Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008
I played the 5-second Warioware versions of Metroid. .___. Yeah...back in the 90's I was a wee lass who only played Pokemon.

(Mained as Kirby/Pikachu, then Roy/Marth/Kirby, and I'm planning on maining Marth/PokemonTrainer/Lucario/Kirby once Brawl comes along. 8D)

*resists urge to spoil who Captain Olimar is partnered with in SSE*
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TokoGT Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008
Awsome, though I hope this change in feelings for Samus is just a phase. Guess well just see when the game comes out. *imagines Samus tripping and abunch of ghosts sighing as they emerge from under her armor* ouch..>.<
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alone-and-ignored Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008
i think my dad has a game ^-^ metroid prime i think its called, anyways, he stopped playing it after a while
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hammerhead-hamster Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008
yeah olimars definetly gonna be my main character too
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Platypi Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008
The blue one on Olimar's foot. IWANTHIM. O_O!

I've always been in love with blue pikmin ;_;
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MARINEMANTIS3YE Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008  Student Filmographer
i good at samus in melee, and your right, i dont like what's been goin on in the metroid series either, im just hoping they continue the fusion series, as in the actual metroid timeline. but your pic is good! photoshop?
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calvin-py Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008  Student General Artist
I'm considered a specialist: Peach and Yoshi.
Plus a little Falco and Luigi.

And I can't wait for Olimar!
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DetectiveAnonymous Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I absolutely love the look of Samus's armor. She really stands out against everything else (no offense to the pikmin). The pose is badass, yet a little comical with the pikmin critters hanging off of her. ^_^
I never get tired of your style.
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stich76 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008
I always mained with Pikachu, moonlighted Falco and Roy, but I think I might go Pokemon Trainer in bros. Charizard! Fwah!
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