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Samus - Metroid 1986 by bratchny Samus - Metroid 1986 by bratchny
Samus wasn't always blonde wearing her Zero Suit, she had green hair and pink skin! Back in 1986, she was first thought of as a robotic dude, but when you beat the game, she was unveiled as a human woman. Best deception ever in a video game.

So, I thought I'd draw her in her original design. It was a lot of fun to draw her in a different way, with long, flowing green hair, the pink skin, and the hot pink 'Justin Bailey' body suit. I also added a little Metroid, as she's in Tourian (portrayed with the shitty job of using the 8-bit tiles, haha).
I didn't want to add the arm cannon, as it made her look weird, so I opted for a pistol thing. It can still shoot Metroids, and let's just say she also has missiles in there too. =P

I used this stock photo as a pose reference, from :iconsenshistock: - She has a really wide variety of cool poses!
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Drawn in Paint Tool SAI, and painted in Photoshop.
Thanks a lot for looking. :D
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ClawfulofStitches Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
Looks good. Makes me think of art on the boxes of old barbie dolls as well as She-Ra Princess of Power with that 80's glamour face and hair, and then there's the retro body suit.
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bratchny Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
I think I was inspired by that style of art, so thank you for noticing! I love the old school Barbie and 80s aesthetic, like She-Ra. All them curls and colours :)
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RosalinasSoulmate Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Keep away from chlorine for a while, Samus
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DarkAngelSnapeLover Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
That is my favorite game from my Nintendo. Love it. And to think most of the better games from that system didn't come out until the 90's. Man this picture takes me back. Great job

You know if you keep playing the same code over and over, she switches to this, then back to the original armour. I think it's three or four times through that it switches.
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GizmoBeam Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
If you draw her with her actual sprite colors, she looks like a low-budget alien. I AM OK WITH THIS.
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ClawfulofStitches Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
But actually that'd been pretty different. Afterall why should she have to actually be human anyway.
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bratchny Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
Yeah, from some kind of shitty 60s sci-fi movie :D
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spligity Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Student General Artist
man that game was sooo hard.

there's no way i could make it to the end :XD:

sweet pic tho
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DarkAngelSnapeLover Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
Actually once you get some cooler abilities, you just have to make sure you don't fall into the wrong holes. I've beat it and I'm not too good at video games. The only issue I have is the last room glitching on me (I have the original game)
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spligity Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Student General Artist
sick, i never had an NES
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DarkAngelSnapeLover Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
I love mine^^ My uncle bought a remodeled version (I guess that's what it would be called...). You can't find the originals except at flea markets, same for the games. My uncle still had his games (some dope head stole the original system...), and I usually trade games with him since my dad kept ours too. We still have the original Mario game. Can't beat it to save my life, but it's good to have
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DoctorEvil06 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ah, the old Justin Bailey cheat code. She also wears this in the Mario crossover game when she gets the Fire Flower in the first version (and dons the awesome Wave Beam)

Looks cool!
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KairiTheValeyard Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, old school Samus...Wonder when she had the dye job?
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bratchny Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
More importantly, did the carpet match the drapes when she had green hair? =p Thanks a lot for faving this, too :)
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SenshiStock Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow she looks awesome! And I didn't know that about the character either, very cool :D
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bratchny Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
Thank you for faving this :D You don;'t know who Samus is? That's strange ^_~ Thanks a lot for the pose, I will use more of your photos in future works! They're excellent :D
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SenshiStock Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I know who Samus is but I didn't know this part about her history as a character :D
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bratchny Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
Ohhh, not many people do! They might just know her from Super Metroid, the Prime series and Brawl. But I like hoe she was a part of a big Nintendo trick :D
I hope you don't mind if I save a bunch of your pose photos, to use for later artworks, you have such awesome, dynamic poses! And I will surely credit you when I submit future works on here. :) Keep up the great work!
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SenshiStock Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I don't mind at all! That's what they are here for and I look forward to the art :la:
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Chocorroles Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
Samus after finishing the game: [link]

Samus after using Justin Bailey code: [link]

Seriously what Nintendo did there? xDDDD

Anyways, nice fan art :)
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bratchny Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
I know, why's she pink skinned in her Justin Bailey? haha
Thanks a lot for faving it :D
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WolfenAmphithere Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Student Artist
was 1986 the Japanese release? I was sure the American release was in 1989...?
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bratchny Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
According to Metroid Database, it was released in the US in 1987, but I was referring to the original release date, that's when it first came out, and for the Japanese, they were the first people to be surprised about Samus' true identity. =P
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WolfenAmphithere Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Student Artist
XD
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