Ok, the trip down memory lane is over, but look at those sick shoulder pads. Archived from on June 16, 2011. When Super Metroid was first released in America I would sit in the den, copy of Nintendo Power in my lap, and try to get through the game as quickly as possible, oftentimes failing miserably. An incredibly intelligent cosplayer, Holly perfectly balances beauty with brains, having just graduated with a Veterinary of Medicine doctorate degree proving that geek girls really do have it all. Over the years, her cosplay talent has expanded from her Dizzy beginnings, having had the opportunity to craft truly spectacular outfits of D.
She travels deep underground, eventually finding the now-fully-grown Metroid, then battling a newly rebuilt and more powerful Mother Brain. By undressing Samus and making her look like the image below, her characters has been damaged by sexualization without a purpose. This is even something the Smash Bros. When Samus has her power suit taken away, she remains a powerful individual; however, her skin-tight bodysuit plays no role improving or increasing her functionality as a bounty hunter.
In addition it probably gives her some ability to better adjust to different atmospheric conditions and also has comfort uses. You think I wanted to get carsick in the back of a minivan trying to 100% Metroid Fusion in under two hours? I mean, look at her head compared to her. Her successes as a cosplayer has led to various opportunities outside of the cosplay community — modelling Metroid Prime Trilogy in Germany as well as appearing in numerous Nintendo Power spreads. Closely resembling the Zero Suit Samus character playable in Super Smash Bros.
This kind of sexualization of male characters is seen throughout video games with muscle-laden individuals giving their young players insane expectations for how they should look. Archived from on June 5, 2008. There is no reason that a piece of fan art cannot be both steamy and fun. Rarely do we get both.
It may not be the Samus you remember, but it's still Samus. This style of art is really cool, as well, and shows her in a bit more of an innocent anime-style way than we are usually used to seeing. Archived from on February 7, 2009. Even if she did, I seriously doubt that kicking and jumping on her enemies would suddenly become a viable means of attack. Especially back in 1986 when the game first released, Nintendo was definitely marketing itself to young boys. I mean, does she even have time for fun in the sun? It makes her faster, but it provides no defense, no abilities, and no real use.
These cookies track usage of the site for security, analytics and targeted advertising purposes. Log Files Like most standard Web site servers, we use log files. Beyond cosplay and streaming, Lindsay is known for her modeling and writing, having acquired a Journalism degree from Arizona State University. Samus looks a bit younger and a bit less hardened by her experiences. .
How your Data is Stored All data collected through our Website is stored on servers located in the United States. Design documents of the Zero-Suit. With a simple Google search, one is only clicks away from consuming endless pages of art work published by dedicated fans. An evil Metroid has clearly left our girl a coy, little note and she responds with just a hint of a smile. In any event, this imagining of Samus by R. In fact, the more I gawk at this one, the more I am beginning to realize that she is not wearing a body suit at all.
After that, the Galactic Federation provides her with a new starship. Utility Can someone be sexually attractive and keep their authority? In , Samus competes against six rival bounty hunters in a race to recover an alien ultimate weapon. How else could we make this list if she wasn't? It requires sharp reflexes, spatial reasoning, and abstract puzzle solving skills that are not fully developed for the average 11 year-old. Inside of the armor, Samus is one of the most powerful fighters in the universe, but her power extends beyond the technology enveloping her. Many various figures based on the character were produced by various manufacturers. Archived from on February 28, 2009.