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Metroid: Fusion Suit Redesign by imDRUNKonTEA Metroid: Fusion Suit Redesign by imDRUNKonTEA
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After being infected by the X Parasite, Samus Aran is rescued by the Galactic Federation, which successfully counters the parasite through their use of a Metroid-based vaccine. However, it was soon discovered that Samus’ suit was also infected by the X Parasite. While the Federation was successful in removing most of the suit for examination, several components were too integrated with Samus’ body to be separated safely.

The infection continued to spread throughout the parts of the suit still attached to Samus, mutating and growing to replace the components which had been removed. Because of the vaccine, Samus’ body was able to accept the changes without harm, and she soon found herself wearing what became known as the Fusion Suit.

Although comparatively lightly armored compared to her other suits, the Fusion Suit’s biomechanical nature allows for unprecedented mobility and regenerative properties. The lack of magnetized boots and thrusters means that Samus must rely on her grappling hook and the grips on her palm and soles to maneuver in a space environment. At the same time, the suit retains her signature arm cannon and morph ball abilities, while adding several features for close quarters combat.

Despite being incomplete, the Fusion Suit proved more than capable of handling Samus’ mission and ultimately defeating the Omega Metroid in orbit around SR388.

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I always thought that the Metroid: Fusion suit looked funky compared to Samus' other suits, so I decided to redesign it to be more of an organic design to set it apart from the typical mechanical exoskeleton that she wears. Also used this as an opportunity to practice a character sheet style that I'd be happy with in case I want to do some future designs.

Lots of trial and error, but it was a fun project to work on. Hope you enjoy!

edit: Forgot to add the download button for full size >_<

edit 2: Changed color patterns a bit
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:iconshishikokoroyuki:
shishikokoroyuki Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
I like it! The claws on the arm cannon seem a bit much though
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imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha possibly...just wanted to play around with 'organic' ideas lol
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KamenRiderHellhound Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
Kind of wish this was how the suit looked in the game as it was FUCKING EPIC!!!!!!
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:iconimdrunkontea:
imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha I would like that too! although of course I'm biased ;)
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AvatarofWurms Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
That is simply the absolute coolest fusion suit design I have ever seen.
And that helmet!
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:iconimdrunkontea:
imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! And yeah, the helmet was one of my favorite parts :)
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BrandonStorm Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
Cool, practical, and highly effective. I would've like to have seen something like this in Super Metroid but I suppose the gameboy couldn't handle the sheer awesomeness of this. That said I would like to see you take a stab at other Metroid suits like the Phazon suit. I was disappointed with them never integrating that super strong Phazite crystal.
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imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love doing redesigns of more retro looking characters, so that would be a fun side project (just gotta find the time...)
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Twinsnake-Coatl Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
Pretty neat! The bare feet are a bit silly, but the suit's design is overall cool.
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:iconimdrunkontea:
imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Haha and the 'bare feet' were kind of an idea from Dark Samus, and to make the suit more organic feeling.
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