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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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xXCloneyXx Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so so cool! It looks so nice and organic! And the hands and feet are super awesome, I like the sort of monstery vibe!
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imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks ^^ and yeah, I figured making the hands and feet that way would give more of a bio/monster vibe than the haz-mat suit feel of the original XD
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xXCloneyXx Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, makes me wish for a remake with this design ;p
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imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same :)
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Cekil1 Featured By Owner May 9, 2016
Please tell me you took some inspiration from the Guyver series!
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:iconimdrunkontea:
imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, yes - that, and the Infested Terran design from Starcraft
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enigmaticsoldier1 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Student General Artist
This is dope. I just came across this while trying to find inspiration for a GF trooper fusion suit, and this is super dope!

You have it formatted like a character bible and everything. If I had one nitpick, it'd be the arm cannon; it looks a little too overkill. That's just a nitpick, other than that it's practically flawless.
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imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Haha and no worries. I got the idea of a claw cannon from one of the concepts for Infested Terrans (Starcraft II). It might be too much for Samus though :)
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enigmaticsoldier1 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Student General Artist
Nice! Speaking of, you seen federation force? The new prime game?

I liked the idea of GF suits with samus' tech, so I did a redesign. It's in paper though....how do I get a paper copy on to deviantart?
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:iconimdrunkontea:
imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've only seen a few clips of it so far. The concept is definitely intriguing though! Might help flesh out the universe a bit.

As for paper copies, scanning has been the traditional method. However, most smartphone cameras these days do a pretty good job, as long as your lighting is decent enough.
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enigmaticsoldier1 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2016  Student General Artist
Ok, I'll give that a shot. Thanks.
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DarkCommando3 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016
Nice job
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:iconimdrunkontea:
imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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FlameWhirlwind176 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really like the helmet design
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:iconimdrunkontea:
imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks ^^ hope it's not too different to be recognizable, haha
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crypto456 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016
Nice
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imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :)
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:iconcrypto456:
crypto456 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016
no problem
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:iconxeracx:
xeracx Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016
Love it
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:iconimdrunkontea:
imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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DowngradeTheGizoid Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015  Student Digital Artist
WOW. Just... Wow. This looks amazing! As a Metroid fan, I gotta say, this looks PHENOMENAL! If Metroid Fusion ever gets an HD remake and Nintendo hires you as an art director, PLEASE put this in the game!
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imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha, thank you! If I ever become an art director at Nintendo (however unlikely as that would be), I promise you I'll try to make that happen :)
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calisto789well Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the organic look to this.
The helmet Kind of reminds me of Kamen rider.
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:iconimdrunkontea:
imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Edited Dec 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, and yeah I was going for that insectoid look :) 
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E-M-E-R-L Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the irony of Metroid Fusion is the entire game could have ended on the operating table. First they remove the suit, second, they administer the vaccine, last put the suit back on her. but because of greed and science they shipped her infected suit parts off to the station for study when they could have simply put the suit back on her after giving her the vaccine and eradicated the X threat right then and there xD
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:icongoldfencer422:
The original suit was basically stuck to her because of the X infestation. They had to surgically remove big chunks of it, it wouldn't surprise me if it was too damaged after that to properly salvage with the tech they had.
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FlameWhirlwind176 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
guess that's what makes the plot work. "hey, the federation are actually assholes... sooo yeah. have fun killing your old enemies and a demonic clone of yourself" lol
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:iconimdrunkontea:
imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha yeah. The idea reminds me a little of the "How it Should Have Ended" series on Youtube, where the entire plot is finished before it even starts XD
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E-M-E-R-L Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol
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SaisyuKusanagi Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015
Makes me wanna play Fusion right now.  Such an amazing game...a fantastically linear change-of-pace from prior Metroid experiences that didn't sacrifice any of the action or ambience.  
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:iconimdrunkontea:
imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, it really seemed like a new direction vs the other games!
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:icondragon-the-tribrid:
Dragon-the-Tribrid Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I prefer this design over what was originally in the game!
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:iconimdrunkontea:
imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I would love to see this realized :)
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PedroLira Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015
I need a metroid fusion hack with this suit
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:iconimdrunkontea:
imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Would be awesome! :D
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Tashrin Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Always had a thing for bio suits over the normal ones (metals, latex, nano suits ect) this looks amazing. 
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:iconimdrunkontea:
imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's cool concept innit? Thank you!
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Tashrin Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Certainly is. Not enough pics of where the one wearing the bio suit (integrated or otherwise) ok/good with it. 

Your welcome :)
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CaptRicoSakara Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This re=design has a great H.R. Giger feel to it that I like. Plus, it claws on the hands and feet match the organic look and feel of the suit overall.
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imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! HR Giger, and also the Zerg from Starcraft were inspirations :) and yes, the hands and feet were definitely for that purpose!
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CaptRicoSakara Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Also, the body design overall have a Zoanoid Guyver feel to it as well. =3
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:iconimdrunkontea:
imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, true :)
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Omega-Knight-X97M Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I must say is one of the few suit with organic components in it I could find in videogames. That's why i love Samus Fusion Suit.
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:iconimdrunkontea:
imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I felt like it's one of her most iconic alternative looks :)
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Omega-Knight-X97M Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Yup. ^^
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DanTheHedgefox Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
ALL MY YES
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:iconimdrunkontea:
imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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ghost-nerdy Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015
very nice, i like how you gave the armor a more organic feel to it
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:iconimdrunkontea:
imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, glad you liked that aspect too!
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ghost-nerdy Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
NP
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