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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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:icondavidstorez10693:
DavidStorez10693 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
Looks like she came in contact with a guyver unit...
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:iconimdrunkontea:
imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hah, not too far off I guess!
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:iconyokaiou:
Yokaiou Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015
Malfested Samus? For Soul Calibur 6?
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:iconimdrunkontea:
imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There are some similarities!
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:icontherealalden103:
Therealalden103 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Fusion FTW, Samus was still a badass
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:iconimdrunkontea:
imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heck yeah! Still waiting for an HD sequel (or even remake!)
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:iconcobeoe:
cobeoe Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
It's interesting but to me it has too much Spohn meets event I'm from Spiderman
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:iconimdrunkontea:
imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm yeah, good point lol
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:iconcobeoe:
cobeoe Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
I meant to say spawn meets the amazing spider man venom as usual the ipad I have whatever else diGital i have auto corrected for some reason
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:iconsnifys:
snifys Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
cooool
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:iconimdrunkontea:
imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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:icondeezer509:
Deezer509 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool.
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:iconimdrunkontea:
imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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:iconbobthegreatorcslayer:
Astonishing
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:iconimdrunkontea:
imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:icondeamonator:
DEAMONATOR Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
VERY VERY NICE NEVER SEEN ONE THANK YOU:))))))))))))))))
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:iconimdrunkontea:
imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha you're welcome :)
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:iconsapharrow6913:
Sapharrow6913 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
I like the organic look.
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:iconimdrunkontea:
imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :) I thought it would be a nice change from her mechanical suits.
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:iconsapharrow6913:
Sapharrow6913 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
Especially since the suit is semi-organic
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:iconimdrunkontea:
imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly. I felt it should have a more "zerg-like" or "corrupted" feel :) the official one looks like a rubber hazmat suit...lol
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:iconsapharrow6913:
Sapharrow6913 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
Good point.
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:iconfrancishyde:
FrancisHyde Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
So awesome, this is kind of what I imagined her too look while playing this game so often!
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:iconimdrunkontea:
imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, glad you did too :)
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:iconmarvsamune:
Marvsamune Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Professional Artist
Just .... Awesome O.O
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:iconimdrunkontea:
imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :)
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:iconyokaiou:
Yokaiou Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
Looks like tyranid Samus
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:iconimdrunkontea:
imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I smell a crossover...
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:iconwynterhawke07:
Wynterhawke07 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
The pincer on her arm cannon looks Space Piratey.
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:iconimdrunkontea:
imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, just generally kind of biological-feeling ;)
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:iconfunkforthefunky:
FunkForTheFunky Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
You have a serious knack for redesigning already iconic designs. Very creative! I am extremely fond of the use of muscle structure in this, although I will say the helmet looks strange and bug like?
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:iconimdrunkontea:
imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bug-like was actually kind of what I was going for lol. Almost a Zerg-like theme.
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:iconthegaboefects:
TheGaboefects Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
super nice! 
i love it has some elements that reminds me of metroid features yet still looks like the fusion suit! 
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:iconimdrunkontea:
imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Hopefully it gives that bio-mechanical vibe :)
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:iconvortexomega:
VortexOmega Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
The best redsign concepts are the ones that manage to keep the original sprit, while bring something new to the table. You've managed to do both, and in splendid fashion. Well done man. 
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:iconimdrunkontea:
imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm really glad you think it captures the original spirit - I really did like its colors and theme, just thought that the renderings looked too simple and cartoony is all :)
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:iconjnredmon:
JNRedmon Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
:iconohmyglobplz: THIS IS SO AWESOME. I love how much more organic you made it look! The space pirate-ish claw and the Metroid-looking helmet are nice touches.
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:iconimdrunkontea:
imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! The claw and helmet are two of my favorite parts actually haha. Glad you like it!
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:icontwinfyre:
twinfyre Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
Excellent! I love how you gave the armor a more biological look (something that's been missing in the games).


Also I couldn't help but notice a recolor on the torso area. Great job. It really draws attention away from the... Uh.. butt area...
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:iconimdrunkontea:
imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dat...uh...torso ;)

haha thanks! I love the idea of a biological armor, just as a contrast to all the mechanical stuff we usually see.
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:iconiamtoocrazy:
IAMTOOCRAZY Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
Great! I love it! This is so epic!Laughing 
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:iconimdrunkontea:
imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, glad you think so! haha
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:iconiamtoocrazy:
IAMTOOCRAZY Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
You are welcome!Meow-thank You 
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:icontorerik:
torerik Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Professional Photographer
This is what the fusion suit should look like. Samus still is a human (whit chozo and some metroid dna) that is.
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:iconimdrunkontea:
imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I kinda wish they'd taken off her mask while she was infested in Fusion
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:icontwinklyeyes:
TwinklyEyes Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
WOW!!!  That is awsome, should definitely be in a game.
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:iconimdrunkontea:
imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would squeal if it were :)
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:iconmrtbsc:
MrTBSC Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
samus pretty much zerginfested ...
your model is missing the boostpack on her back though ...
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:iconimdrunkontea:
imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, yup. Infested Samus :P

I didn't include the boostpack (or any kind of equipment like that) to see if she'd just rely on her agility and grip to travel around
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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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