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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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:iconghost-nerdy:
ghost-nerdy Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Student General Artist
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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:iconghost-nerdy:
ghost-nerdy Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Student General Artist
NP
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:iconlxblack:
lxblack Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
In my opinion, this makes more sense.
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:iconimdrunkontea:
imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you think so too :)
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:iconlxblack:
lxblack Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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:iconmulunia:
Mulunia Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015
She looks pretty snazzy!
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:iconimdrunkontea:
imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you think so! Thanks :)
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:iconmulunia:
Mulunia Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015
You're welcome, yo!
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:iconladolphingirl:
LAdolphingirl Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
DAMN, that's just REALLY COOL. You're amazing at this!
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:iconimdrunkontea:
imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you like my take on it :)
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:iconladolphingirl:
LAdolphingirl Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like it very much!
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:iconpann-ash-designs:
Pann-Ash-Designs Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very Unique. I love this design, have a favourite :)
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:iconimdrunkontea:
imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha thanks! Much appreciated!
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:iconwasterbull:
Wasterbull Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow, your idea is cool!
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:iconimdrunkontea:
imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you think so!
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:iconjustinreinsma:
JustinReinsma Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The booty is intact, well done
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:iconimdrunkontea:
imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol!
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:iconvortexomega:
VortexOmega Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Will we ever see you do the SA-X?
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:iconimdrunkontea:
imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooh that would be fun! Just to push that infested/inhuman feeling further :P
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:iconvortexomega:
VortexOmega Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
The SA-X in its self is freaking creepy, and it's done in a very simple way. Those white eyes, methodical pace, and its obsession tracking you down was just well done. 
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:iconimdrunkontea:
imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yeah for sure. I love the concept. Just this being that exists for no other purpose than to stalk and kill.
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:iconhalf-dragon:
half-dragon Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015
I like your redesign.  I loved that game, though it was hard.  Which is probably why I liked it so much XD
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:iconimdrunkontea:
imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha yeah, it's one of the harder ones lol. Thanks!
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:iconhalf-dragon:
half-dragon Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
I spent a lot of time on that game.  I even transfered the suit to my Metroid Prime game after completing the game.  It was cool to see in 3D.
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:iconimdrunkontea:
imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah I love seeing older classics reimagined in HD :)
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:iconhalf-dragon:
half-dragon Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015
Yes!  They can be so different.  It all depends on the vision of the artist that renders it too.
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:iconimdrunkontea:
imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed. It's like a surprise each time :D
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:iconhalf-dragon:
half-dragon Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
Yes, and a wonder to the imagination of man!
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:iconj25thearcking:
J25TheArcKing Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Very awesome redesign of the fusion suit. Yes I see half of her Zero Suit, but it's being covered up by the infection of the suit, of the x parasite...

Excellent work...
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:iconimdrunkontea:
imDRUNKonTEA Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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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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