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A story of Samus Aran - part 28 (the end?)
How I see Samus Aran's story
By SJD764
Prologue.
Hello.
I am a very big fan of Samus Aran, and if you are too, you may very well saw how there are different interpretations of Samus Aran throught the Metroid Games and manga. There is so much in fact that one can come to all sorts of conclusions when it comes to her story -- from where she starts to where in fact she was last seen.
It's been 30+ years now that Samus Aran and the Metroids exists and Nintendo barely (if not at all) mentionned this fact. Sadenning for such fans like myself. I admit it, she is my favorite female superhero.
I decided to share my fandom of Samus by writing what I believe is her story according to what I've red, saw and concluded throughout the years.
Of course, I like to mention that I do not own Samus Aran or Metroid, so if Nintendo is reading this, please don't sue. This is merely a "thing" I decided to do as some sort of book report and to see if some other fans of this series might share my opinions and i
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Literature
A story of Samus Aran - part 27
How I see Samus Aran's story
By SJD764
Prologue.
Hello.
I am a very big fan of Samus Aran, and if you are too, you may very well saw how there are different interpretations of Samus Aran throught the Metroid Games and manga. There is so much in fact that one can come to all sorts of conclusions when it comes to her story -- from where she starts to where in fact she was last seen.
It's been 30+ years now that Samus Aran and the Metroids exists and Nintendo barely (if not at all) mentionned this fact. Sadenning for such fans like myself. I admit it, she is my favorite female superhero.
I decided to share my fandom of Samus by writing what I believe is her story according to what I've red, saw and concluded throughout the years.
Of course, I like to mention that I do not own Samus Aran or Metroid, so if Nintendo is reading this, please don't sue. This is merely a "thing" I decided to do as some sort of book report and to see if some other fans of this series might share my opinions and i
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Literature
A story of Samus Aran - part 26
How I see Samus Aran's story
By SJD764
Prologue.
Hello.
I am a very big fan of Samus Aran, and if you are too, you may very well saw how there are different interpretations of Samus Aran throught the Metroid Games and manga. There is so much in fact that one can come to all sorts of conclusions when it comes to her story -- from where she starts to where in fact she was last seen.
It's been 30+ years now that Samus Aran and the Metroids exists and Nintendo barely (if not at all) mentionned this fact. Sadenning for such fans like myself. I admit it, she is my favorite female superhero.
I decided to share my fandom of Samus by writing what I believe is her story according to what I've red, saw and concluded throughout the years.
Of course, I like to mention that I do not own Samus Aran or Metroid, so if Nintendo is reading this, please don't sue. This is merely a "thing" I decided to do as some sort of book report and to see if some other fans of this series might share my opinions and i
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Literature
A story of Samus Aran - part 25
How I see Samus Aran's story
By SJD764
Prologue.
Hello.
I am a very big fan of Samus Aran, and if you are too, you may very well saw how there are different interpretations of Samus Aran throught the Metroid Games and manga. There is so much in fact that one can come to all sorts of conclusions when it comes to her story -- from where she starts to where in fact she was last seen.
It's been 30+ years now that Samus Aran and the Metroids exists and Nintendo barely (if not at all) mentionned this fact. Sadenning for such fans like myself. I admit it, she is my favorite female superhero.
I decided to share my fandom of Samus by writing what I believe is her story according to what I've red, saw and concluded throughout the years.
Of course, I like to mention that I do not own Samus Aran or Metroid, so if Nintendo is reading this, please don't sue. This is merely a "thing" I decided to do as some sort of book report and to see if some other fans of this series might share my opinions and i
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Literature
A story of Samus Aran - Part 24
How I see Samus Aran's story
By SJD764
Prologue.
Hello.
I am a very big fan of Samus Aran, and if you are too, you may very well saw how there are different interpretations of Samus Aran throught the Metroid Games and manga. There is so much in fact that one can come to all sorts of conclusions when it comes to her story -- from where she starts to where in fact she was last seen.
It's been 30+ years now that Samus Aran and the Metroids exists and Nintendo barely (if not at all) mentionned this fact. Sadenning for such fans like myself. I admit it, she is my favorite female superhero.
I decided to share my fandom of Samus by writing what I believe is her story according to what I've red, saw and concluded throughout the years.
Of course, I like to mention that I do not own Samus Aran or Metroid, so if Nintendo is reading this, please don't sue. This is merely a "thing" I decided to do as some sort of book report and to see if some other fans of this series might share my opinions and i
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Literature
A story of Samus Aran - part 23
How I see Samus Aran's story
By SJD764
Prologue.
Hello.
I am a very big fan of Samus Aran, and if you are too, you may very well saw how there are different interpretations of Samus Aran throught the Metroid Games and manga. There is so much in fact that one can come to all sorts of conclusions when it comes to her story -- from where she starts to where in fact she was last seen.
It's been 30+ years now that Samus Aran and the Metroids exists and Nintendo barely (if not at all) mentionned this fact. Sadenning for such fans like myself. I admit it, she is my favorite female superhero.
I decided to share my fandom of Samus by writing what I believe is her story according to what I've red, saw and concluded throughout the years.
Of course, I like to mention that I do not own Samus Aran or Metroid, so if Nintendo is reading this, please don't sue. This is merely a "thing" I decided to do as some sort of book report and to see if some other fans of this series might share my opinions and i
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Literature
A story of Samus Aran - Part 22
How I see Samus Aran's story
By SJD764
Prologue.
Hello.
I am a very big fan of Samus Aran, and if you are too, you may very well saw how there are different interpretations of Samus Aran throught the Metroid Games and manga. There is so much in fact that one can come to all sorts of conclusions when it comes to her story -- from where she starts to where in fact she was last seen.
It's been 30+ years now that Samus Aran and the Metroids exists and Nintendo barely (if not at all) mentionned this fact. Sadenning for such fans like myself. I admit it, she is my favorite female superhero.
I decided to share my fandom of Samus by writing what I believe is her story according to what I've red, saw and concluded throughout the years.
Of course, I like to mention that I do not own Samus Aran or Metroid, so if Nintendo is reading this, please don't sue. This is merely a "thing" I decided to do as some sort of book report and to see if some other fans of this series might share my opinions and i
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Literature
A story of Samus Aran - Part 21
How I see Samus Aran's story
By SJD764
Prologue.
Hello.
I am a very big fan of Samus Aran, and if you are too, you may very well saw how there are different interpretations of Samus Aran throught the Metroid Games and manga. There is so much in fact that one can come to all sorts of conclusions when it comes to her story -- from where she starts to where in fact she was last seen.
It's been 30+ years now that Samus Aran and the Metroids exists and Nintendo barely (if not at all) mentionned this fact. Sadenning for such fans like myself. I admit it, she is my favorite female superhero.
I decided to share my fandom of Samus by writing what I believe is her story according to what I've red, saw and concluded throughout the years.
Of course, I like to mention that I do not own Samus Aran or Metroid, so if Nintendo is reading this, please don't sue. This is merely a "thing" I decided to do as some sort of book report and to see if some other fans of this series might share my opinions and i
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Literature
A story of Samus Aran - part 20
How I see Samus Aran's story
By SJD764
Prologue.
Hello.
I am a very big fan of Samus Aran, and if you are too, you may very well saw how there are different interpretations of Samus Aran throught the Metroid Games and manga. There is so much in fact that one can come to all sorts of conclusions when it comes to her story -- from where she starts to where in fact she was last seen.
It's been 30+ years now that Samus Aran and the Metroids exists and Nintendo barely (if not at all) mentionned this fact. Sadenning for such fans like myself. I admit it, she is my favorite female superhero.
I decided to share my fandom of Samus by writing what I believe is her story according to what I've red, saw and concluded throughout the years.
Of course, I like to mention that I do not own Samus Aran or Metroid, so if Nintendo is reading this, please don't sue. This is merely a "thing" I decided to do as some sort of book report and to see if some other fans of this series might share my opinions and i
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Literature
A story of Samus Aran - Part 19
How I see Samus Aran's story
By SJD764
Prologue.
Hello.
I am a very big fan of Samus Aran, and if you are too, you may very well saw how there are different interpretations of Samus Aran throught the Metroid Games and manga. There is so much in fact that one can come to all sorts of conclusions when it comes to her story -- from where she starts to where in fact she was last seen.
It's been 30+ years now that Samus Aran and the Metroids exists and Nintendo barely (if not at all) mentionned this fact. Sadenning for such fans like myself. I admit it, she is my favorite female superhero.
I decided to share my fandom of Samus by writing what I believe is her story according to what I've red, saw and concluded throughout the years.
Of course, I like to mention that I do not own Samus Aran or Metroid, so if Nintendo is reading this, please don't sue. This is merely a "thing" I decided to do as some sort of book report and to see if some other fans of this series might share my opinions and i
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Literature
A story of Samus Aran - Part 18
How I see Samus Aran's story
By SJD764
Prologue.
Hello.
I am a very big fan of Samus Aran, and if you are too, you may very well saw how there are different interpretations of Samus Aran throught the Metroid Games and manga. There is so much in fact that one can come to all sorts of conclusions when it comes to her story -- from where she starts to where in fact she was last seen.
It's been 30+ years now that Samus Aran and the Metroids exists and Nintendo barely (if not at all) mentionned this fact. Sadenning for such fans like myself. I admit it, she is my favorite female superhero.
I decided to share my fandom of Samus by writing what I believe is her story according to what I've red, saw and concluded throughout the years.
Of course, I like to mention that I do not own Samus Aran or Metroid, so if Nintendo is reading this, please don't sue. This is merely a "thing" I decided to do as some sort of book report and to see if some other fans of this series might share my opinions and i
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Literature
A story of Samus Aran - part 17
How I see Samus Aran's story
By SJD764
Prologue.
Hello.
I am a very big fan of Samus Aran, and if you are too, you may very well saw how there are different interpretations of Samus Aran throught the Metroid Games and manga. There is so much in fact that one can come to all sorts of conclusions when it comes to her story -- from where she starts to where in fact she was last seen.
It's been 30+ years now that Samus Aran and the Metroids exists and Nintendo barely (if not at all) mentionned this fact. Sadenning for such fans like myself. I admit it, she is my favorite female superhero.
I decided to share my fandom of Samus by writing what I believe is her story according to what I've red, saw and concluded throughout the years.
Of course, I like to mention that I do not own Samus Aran or Metroid, so if Nintendo is reading this, please don't sue. This is merely a "thing" I decided to do as some sort of book report and to see if some other fans of this series might share my opinions and i
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A story of Samus Aran - part 16
How I see Samus Aran's story
By SJD764
Prologue.
Hello.
I am a very big fan of Samus Aran, and if you are too, you may very well saw how there are different interpretations of Samus Aran throught the Metroid Games and manga. There is so much in fact that one can come to all sorts of conclusions when it comes to her story -- from where she starts to where in fact she was last seen.
It's been 30+ years now that Samus Aran and the Metroids exists and Nintendo barely (if not at all) mentionned this fact. Sadenning for such fans like myself. I admit it, she is my favorite female superhero.
I decided to share my fandom of Samus by writing what I believe is her story according to what I've red, saw and concluded throughout the years.
Of course, I like to mention that I do not own Samus Aran or Metroid, so if Nintendo is reading this, please don't sue. This is merely a "thing" I decided to do as some sort of book report and to see if some other fans of this series might share my opinions and i
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A story of Samus Aran - part 15
How I see Samus Aran's story
By SJD764
Prologue.
Hello.
I am a very big fan of Samus Aran, and if you are too, you may very well saw how there are different interpretations of Samus Aran throught the Metroid Games and manga. There is so much in fact that one can come to all sorts of conclusions when it comes to her story -- from where she starts to where in fact she was last seen.
It's been 30+ years now that Samus Aran and the Metroids exists and Nintendo barely (if not at all) mentionned this fact. Sadenning for such fans like myself. I admit it, she is my favorite female superhero.
I decided to share my fandom of Samus by writing what I believe is her story according to what I've red, saw and concluded throughout the years.
Of course, I like to mention that I do not own Samus Aran or Metroid, so if Nintendo is reading this, please don't sue. This is merely a "thing" I decided to do as some sort of book report and to see if some other fans of this series might share my opinions and i
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A story of Samus Aran - Part 14
How I see Samus Aran's story
By SJD764
Prologue.
Hello.
I am a very big fan of Samus Aran, and if you are too, you may very well saw how there are different interpretations of Samus Aran throught the Metroid Games and manga. There is so much in fact that one can come to all sorts of conclusions when it comes to her story -- from where she starts to where in fact she was last seen.
It's been 30+ years now that Samus Aran and the Metroids exists and Nintendo barely (if not at all) mentionned this fact. Sadenning for such fans like myself. I admit it, she is my favorite female superhero.
I decided to share my fandom of Samus by writing what I believe is her story according to what I've red, saw and concluded throughout the years.
Of course, I like to mention that I do not own Samus Aran or Metroid, so if Nintendo is reading this, please don't sue. This is merely a "thing" I decided to do as some sort of book report and to see if some other fans of this series might share my opinions and i
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A story of Samus Aran - part 13
How I see Samus Aran's story
By SJD764
Prologue.
Hello.
I am a very big fan of Samus Aran, and if you are too, you may very well saw how there are different interpretations of Samus Aran throught the Metroid Games and manga. There is so much in fact that one can come to all sorts of conclusions when it comes to her story -- from where she starts to where in fact she was last seen.
It's been 30+ years now that Samus Aran and the Metroids exists and Nintendo barely (if not at all) mentionned this fact. Sadenning for such fans like myself. I admit it, she is my favorite female superhero.
I decided to share my fandom of Samus by writing what I believe is her story according to what I've red, saw and concluded throughout the years.
Of course, I like to mention that I do not own Samus Aran or Metroid, so if Nintendo is reading this, please don't sue. This is merely a "thing" I decided to do as some sort of book report and to see if some other fans of this series might share my opinions and i
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How I see Samus Aran's story
By SJD764
Prologue.

Hello.
I am a very big fan of Samus Aran, and if you are too, you may very well saw how there are different interpretations of Samus Aran throught the Metroid Games and manga. There is so much in fact that one can come to all sorts of conclusions when it comes to her story -- from where she starts to where in fact she was last seen.
It's been 30+ years now that Samus Aran and the Metroids exists and Nintendo barely (if not at all) mentionned this fact. Sadenning for such fans like myself. I admit it, she is my favorite female superhero.
I decided to share my fandom of Samus by writing what I believe is her story according to what I've red, saw and concluded throughout the years.
Of course, I like to mention that I do not own Samus Aran or Metroid, so if Nintendo is reading this, please don't sue. This is merely a "thing" I decided to do as some sort of book report and to see if some other fans of this series might share my opinions and ideas.
Of course, I invite anybody to partake in this interpretation and write in their own ideas. The main goal here is to come up with a more concrete storyline while taking notice of the one that already exists.
But two points before I start:
1) English is not my first language.
2) There will be spoilers.
Enjoy the read.

Part 28 - Destination

Well, is it the end of this essay?
Until there's a new game that comes up, I guess it is.

I wouldn't have written this entire essay on my analysis, adaptation and (re)telling of Samus Aran's story if I wasn't so exasperated with news that recently came to my ear that Nintendo plans to ReBoot Samus' story for the new Metroid on it's newest platform. The thing is, as you saw, there are eight games that star Samus (nine if you count Pinball). That is still a good amount if you ask me. In each of them, the longest time Samus spends on these missions are about a day while, in fact, Samus spends roughly three years defending the galaxy, and not only from Metroids and the Space Pirates.
There are so much to be done in the Metroid universe, and the fact that some who built AM2R, Cliffhanger, Supremacy and such, shows that there is a market for such old-school games -- if not, they wouldn't spend (or waste) their time to design them.

In 1986, when the game Metroid appear, it looked like just another Mario contender. I played it back then, just as many gamers did. It was just as well compared to Megaman, and accordingly so, until the main character took off his helmet to reveal to the world that he was in fact a she.
Gamers, at the time, were regarded as male, so this was a culture shock. "You mean all this time, I've played as a chick?" I've heard some say. Yes, and would you have played it differently (if not at all) if you knew that from the start?
MY answer is, probably. But maybe not the way you think. I would have played with the sense that I am playing with a piece of history in the making, and would certainly reveal to all the spoiler -- and probably be hated for it too. Because before her, where were the girls in video games?
Okay... Miss Pac-Man was one, but that's not fair; she was only a Pac-Man with a little bow in the back of her hair and, apart from the sound effects and colours, there wasn't any real difference with Pac-Man. It was cross-dressing Pac-Man, and that was about it.
In my mind, Samus Aran IS the first superheroin in games. She could do anything a man could do, and even more. She was the Harry Potter of her generation, losing her parents at a young age, not by Voldermort, but by Ridley who himself was thought dead after the attack against Samus. She was the girl who lived, and raised by parents out of her world, and still got revenge... Thanks to US, the player.
We were responsible for her revenge since the first game -- how's that for furfilement.

Considering that Metroid was highly influenced on the Alien saga, brought to life by Ridley Scott, it is also fair to imagine that Samus Aran is Hiroji Kiyotake's Ellen Ripley. And considering that Sigourney Weaver (she who played E. Ripley in the movie) got an Oscar nomination for her role, and that this, if ever, rarely happend for the case of an actress in a science-fiction/action film, I'd go as far as to say that if it wasn't for Ripley, maybe Lara Croft (Tomb Raider), Bayonetta, Lightning (Final Fantasy), Jill Valentine (Resident Evil) and Nariko (Heavenly sword) would not exist. It is my opinion that Samus Aran paved the way for such legacies.
But what separates Samus from them is that she is alone.
This philosophy is very well portrayed in one of transfuse's work.

The Chozo were amongst the greatest and oldest extraterrestrial minds in the entire galaxy (of this game universe, of course). They waged an intergalactic war against one another, and by doing so nearly lost everything. You can judge that the weapons they had were of a ferocious nature if they nearly fight towards complete extinction. They even feared their own knowledge and put it inside MotherBrain as a safe precaution.
Ridley, the fallen Chozo, turned his back on them and underwent so much transformation upon himself that one could say that he clinged to the old ways and this deformed him.
The Chozo even imagine at some point that Ridley might return and wage some attack against them and all that they held dear. That's why they kept the Omega Armor. They could have very well stored it's details inside MotherBrain, but even with this power, they preferred storing it elsewhere, fearing that Ridley would somehow be able to use his links with the Chozo to undermine the great living computer and take it.
This armor was for Samus. The fable champion.
A woman, it is said, keeps things INSIDE while men are naturally EXTROVERTED. Meditation is basically an exploration inwards. When Samus enters ball-mode, it's safe to say that she attains a meditative state. She converts herself into pure energy. So the symbolism here is -- unfortunately for myself -- exclusively feminine. Not that a man can't partake in this! -- quite the contrary; figures like Boudha or the Dalaï Lama come to mind. But here again, the notion reads that a woman can do and execute this exercice just as well.
But to return to the Chozo, they were once into a sphere. They were bird-like aliens, and I gather that they were in an egg. So in some form, it's a return to your roots. A natural state. And what I mean by that is this...
Can you say that you are as flexible that you were when you were a kid? I used to do summersaults and cardwheels all day. Today, my bones and tendants might strongly disagree with such exercices. Maybe because I don't practice them as much, but one thing is for sure, I am sure not as flexible as I used to be. Life and it's stresses, experiences and dedication made it so my body isn't as flexible as it was once. The Chozo separated stress, experience... everything that hardens your muscles, joints and thinking, to the point that the body returns to it's youthfull state of flexibility. The armors Samus has -- Alpha and Omega -- are built to collapse and adapt to this transformation.
It can also adapt to many more, creating weapons by only analyzing other weapons, some extraterrestrial -- like when she got to the Alambic cluster and on Aether. This makes it a really flexible learning computer. As such, it must be seaked out by all the scientists of the Federation.
It became not only Samus' mission to defend the Federation, because humans are all that is left of her people, flaws and all, but also to defend herself against it's ennemies, along with hers who want to get their hands on more Chozo technology.
What I want to know is, will she ever find the Chozos again? Will they explain their sudden absence to her?
Was it in fact that the Great Living Menace was indeed the Federation? Thay they left because they couldn't see themselves turn Samus against her own people, because they loved her too much?

In Christian belief, the holy trinity is represented as the father, the son, and the holy spirit. As such, the parent, the child, and the link that binds them.
I analysed this many times now, and what I call the Chozo Trinity could not have been so clear. The Child is Samus. The parent is the Chozo and the holy spirit is MotherBrain. But here, MotherBrain, in the Chozo's absence, became the surrogate parent. She based her experience on the gathering of knowledge, but that's not enough. In fact, it's not proper equilibrium.
In this triangle, take one away and communication is uncertain.
Wisdom, knowledge, and power. These are the values that define the Chozos throughout history. They came in the reverse order. First, they had power. But they did not act responsibly with it, and the price for their mishandling was their homeworld. The seeds of intelligence were brought forward towards these times of war, and they built MotherBrain to contain all their knowledge. It is only centuries before they dissapeared that they finally gained wisdom.
A recipe tells that a parent needs all three to provide an harmonius surrounding for their offspring. Wisdom so that he or she can learn right from wrong. Knowledge so he can learn what is necessary to know how to live a fruitfull and happy life. Power, so he can gain a sense of independance and responsibility in his or her own life. All were given to Samus.
The Metroids were born with only the notion of power, i.e. Energy. No brain, just taketaketake.
MotherBrain was born with only the notion of power and knowledge. She fashionned Samus' alpha armor. Her fault was pride.
Samus was raised with all three notions, and as such, surpassed the two others.
But in the end, Samus took a small Metroid under her wing. And althought representing Souless Power, it did something other Metroids never did; it GAVE. It gave Samus power. Tremendous power. That's why I was a bit disheartened when the game Fusion overpassed this idea that they had to give Samus a Metroid-based vaccine. It completely passed Baby's gift from the end of Metroid3.
It could not have come from Baby because the only place where Baby was was Ceres station, and it blew up hours after Samus left Baby there.
And Baby was (thought to be) the last Metroid.
And just so you know, to me, the Metroid suit Samus acquired in my version of Metroid Fusion wasn't Baby. Just Metroid energy turned flesh because of a natural state of defense against the Parasite X that infected Samus. So it wasn't Baby that acted against her. Only the suit.

The Prime trilogy expressed Power to a new degree. It underlined the Power of the Metroids, while the Knowledge was passed on to the Wallnut by it's computer -- when Samus scanned creatures and objects, the game informed the player on what it was and what was it's function.
If you're a fan of numerology, I would go as far as to say SAMUSARAN = 9. And 9 = 3³. Three is a PRIME number and it's a trilogy.
If you want to dig deeper, if you take out the U, you end up with Samsaran. This word, in budhism, is the endless round of birth, death, and rebirth to which all conditioned beeing are subject. It also means the metaphysical cycle that continues to repeat itself, like war and peace.
But livingsamsara dot com tells this : " Deliverance, restoration, or elevation of the natural world to a higher, better state from fundamentally negative conditions, such as suffering, evil, death, or Samsara is known as Salvation or Liberation. (Also, a Sanskrit word meaning going or wandering through, undergoing transformation. It refers to the continuous flowing through the suffering of repeated lives and deaths. The elevation of this state is known as Nirvana, or Salvation."
I can recognize Samus and the wisdom of the Chozo in a lot of this.

Samus has three energy tanks on her; I'm not referring to the ones she finds in the games and that she acquires up to 20 in Fusion, but bigger ones INSIDE her suit at all times. One inside her weapon, one for her Shields and another one for Replication. I argued that, in a story mode, she builds them up through kinetic energy. As such, it is by moving, by doing STUFF that she acquires the experience necessary to gain the ability (the power) to create (replication), to defend herself (shield) and to confront (weapon). All necessary for a warrior.
If there is a new Metroid game in the future, I would find it very interesting for the player to be able to play with these tanks. For example : 150 missiles but barely any shield. The player could be able to take down some missiles to create more shielding for the suit. Or take some from replication (mines, PowerBombs) to the shields. I know Samus' suit can create a bubble and replenish these, but the mechanism to do so is quite hard to achieve and not a natural function.
Oh, BTW, I am aware of replication of Missiles, SuperMissiles and PowerBombs, so yes, to me, there are TWO replicator engines inside her suit; one inside her cannon and one in the Morph engine.
Just as well, I would see her gain a cloaking technology.

A matter of her height, I know that Samus is 7 feet 5 inches high. That may be high to some, but you have to remember that Samus wasn't raised on Earth. Nor the Federation soldiers for that matter. The Earth is one amongst many places where humankind reside in the Metroid universe. And if you have son(s), daughter(s), niece(s) and nephew(s), you will notice that they are becoming taller than we ever were when at school. Mine are, and I was amongst the tallest at my school... while the tallest of us was 6 feet tall. Now, we have more and more people breacking that height barrier. So 300 years or so into the future? Yes, I believe that 7'5'' could very well become the new 5'9''.

I cannot dissociate Samus from the Wallnut, my favorite of all the Ships Samus flew. Because, for one thing, it's the one that looks the most extraterrestrial in all of them. Second, it rarely lands, suspended by self-sustaining antigravity engines that makes it hover over the ground if need be. Second, it's shape is evanescent of a drop of water, the most aerodynamic of all shapes. Finally, because this shape reminds me of an almond and, that was the form of the spaceship in Flight of the Navigator, an 80s Disney movie that stuck with me when I was a kid. ;b
But more importantly, because it's the one that looks more Homey.
Most of the time, Samus lives in her ship. It has to look like a house,... somewhat. And it looking like a fighter jet is not homey.
A gunship, if you look at it from a weapon's perspective, is supposed to be one big flying gun. And so I like to discredit this definition.
But on another further analysis, I always thought that, at the beginning of each mission, Samus is down to the Alpha settings because after a mission, she gave the extra energy she took during this venture inside her ship, so as to create greater comfort for herself; let's face it, replication, water recycling, communications, air producing, nanotechnology for autorepairs, all those things, can't come by themselves... it takes energy to make all those things work, and Samus has plenty of that when she finishes a mission.
As such, after work, she brings home what her armor took.
She doesn't bring her job home, but she does brings home the Bacon -- in a matter of speaking. The feeding.

As for a Hyper armor, I find it would be a tad too big for her. But the simple fact that there may or may not be other Parasite X in the galaxy, and fewer Metroids -- from which the series takes it's name --, makes it somewhat necessary for her to evolve into something even stronger. As such, the Hyper-suit, because partly organic, could be stored inside two bracelets Samus holds on her wrists, somewhat like Witchblade.
As for the look of the armor/suit itself, well, to me, it's darn ugly.
The artist SamSantala did a far better adaptation for what I believe could be the Hyper-suits and could be partially organic.
Personnally, I cannot consider Samus with a new armor. It's a personnal thing, and here's why : She first had the Alpha armor. Then, the Omega armor. Alpha means the beginning. Omega the end. It would be suitable (see what I did just there? Completely random, I swear) for her adventures to end when she'll find the Chozo once again and give up the Omega to another person. Somebody else she would consider good enough to take on the role of the Galactic Defender.
In other words, it begins with the Alpha, and ends with the Omega. Or with Samus.
And while I'm on this subject, I like the suit made by the Metroid prime team better than the others. It really looks like something out of Elysia. Althought the one by LeoDiamond offers a clever take on it, creating microdetails that I find interesting. After all, the armors were built by extraterrestrial, so it should look a bit unearthy.

In conclusion, let me just say that -- in my humble opinion, -- there is no need for a Metroids reboot. May it be for the Switch or any platform. There are plenty of moments where a game with Samus could be introduced. She, or past characters she met. We could just as well redub them The chronicles of Samus Aran... I don't know. Does the Metroids have to be in the center of everything she does?
How about Samus having to escort a package from one place to another. This package could be a kid, taken from it's home. I imagine him or her beeing pushed against a wall. Samus comes to his defense, but instead, she is pushed in a lake of boiling acid. The kid thinks of her gone, but she emerges moments later to confront the bully, her Antigravity suit glowing as to repel the effects of acid on herself while clumps of the stuff just drips away from her as she comes out, her eyes riveted on whoever wants to bring harm to the kid. That would literrally be badass.
How about Samus holding a siege on a remote alien Space Station. Just enough time to evacuate the smaller more defenseless aliens.
How about Samus having to steal something belonging to the Federation from the Kriken empire. The cloaking device would definitely come in handy.
How about Samus in a deathly race against the clock to find something on a remote world?
How about Sylux or Weavel drawing Samus into a trap on a remote world.
How about a game where Samus has all her weapons from the start, but everything is a puzzle.
How about Samus framed by the corporate giant BSL as a Parasite X. She has to reach him and proove to all that it is he who is an X, but for that, she has to evade the Galactic Federation's best hunters and a blockade. She will have to call forth every ally she has from previous games to covertly reach this impostor and unmask him in front of an audience. I really see Spyre as an ally of Samus; they have a similar goal in life.
The ideas can come from everywhere. History has plenty of forgotten heroes, but their deeds are still recorded throughout history, and in such records can one find plenty of inspiration for Samus' next adventures.

I do not believe it to be canon for Samus to save Pikachu or make an appearance in the game Half-Life, althought the second one was a nice try (if not a heartfelt homage). It's just personnal taste.

If you stuck with my ramblings and analysees from the start, I cannot thank you enough. Know that this was somethingthat I wanted to do for years, but fear of copyrights made it so I was always hesitant. My thanks to Minjibabe (who also cosplays as Samus) for reducing this fear.
If you found this essay interesting, I would suggest these videos on Youtube :
The tragedy of Samus Aran by Macintyre
Samus Aran (Metroid): The story you never knew by Treesicle
The history of Metroid - Part 1 - (Retrospective) by TheGameDirect

If ever a new game would be to come out of the Samus Aran/Metroid universe, I would add it to this essay once a walkthrough would be available.
So until then, see you next mission.

SJD
How I see Samus Aran's story
By SJD764
Prologue.

Hello.
I am a very big fan of Samus Aran, and if you are too, you may very well saw how there are different interpretations of Samus Aran throught the Metroid Games and manga. There is so much in fact that one can come to all sorts of conclusions when it comes to her story -- from where she starts to where in fact she was last seen.
It's been 30+ years now that Samus Aran and the Metroids exists and Nintendo barely (if not at all) mentionned this fact. Sadenning for such fans like myself. I admit it, she is my favorite female superhero.
I decided to share my fandom of Samus by writing what I believe is her story according to what I've red, saw and concluded throughout the years.
Of course, I like to mention that I do not own Samus Aran or Metroid, so if Nintendo is reading this, please don't sue. This is merely a "thing" I decided to do as some sort of book report and to see if some other fans of this series might share my opinions and ideas.
Of course, I invite anybody to partake in this interpretation and write in their own ideas. The main goal here is to come up with a more concrete storyline while taking notice of the one that already exists.
But two points before I start:
1) English is not my first language.
2) There will be spoilers.
Enjoy the read.

Part 27 - Fusion

While running towards her ship though, Samus finds her way blocked by a new X parasite, and this one took on the form of Ridley's clone she found frozen in containment during her past exploration.
This, she persuades herself, is not Ridley. The X that took his form is still trying to find out exactly who -- or rather what -- he is. Because a clone, and only Samus knows this, not only is his speech incoherent, but he can't make heads or tails of his memories. "All know... hate you!" It blurts out.
Samus is able to defeat it and absorb the Core-X, but something strange happens through it. Now only does she gain more energy, but the Metroid-Suit is now acting more and more like the Omega would and this prompted the OS to imitate the SkrewAttack.
The Sound is different, but it's easily the same thing.
Furthermore, she's already at 1600% power... and the suit's shields can take more!
This is the most power she ever kept inside the Shields.
"Wait a minute... Thinks Samus. I'm betting there isn't even ten or more SA-X. This is only a ploy to get me out of here. With this suit, maybe I can go beyond what the Omega armor gave me. Maybe it's time I do some research on my own and take these Xs on my own."
And so she stays a little while.
She takes on the task of destroying the biggest swarms she meets until she can find somewhere on the station some place where some might be still hiding from her. While doing this, no SA-X ever comes across her, confirming her doubts.

At some point, I imagine the BSL Chairman calling the AU telling him to tell her to stop it.
That she is destroying every X Parasite in the facility, and just as much every information regarding this species.
Because he might be one himself..................?

Samus reached the highest and strongest shield power she ever obtained -- 2000% -- when the AU calls her.
"What are you still doing here? We're done. Leave the rest to the Federation. You should be evacuating the station."
Samus thinks about the SA-X on board. Evacuating the station while she's now more powerfull than it, and leaving it to the Federation? If they don't get more troopers killed while pinning them against the SA-Xs, if indeed there are some, they will capture the Parasites and construct even more weapons to sell. They are properties of BSL, and while BSL and the Federation argue in court for possession of the X Parasite, there will be even more people endangered by this new sentient virus.
She tries to mock the AU and plays innocent. "Are you joking? Do they know how dangerous the X are?... How quickly they reproduce?"
"The Federation has taken an interest with the X and the SA-X."
"Of course they did..." thinks Samus, happy she made BSL1 rat them out. "What else...?" she pushes on.
"They believe this lifeform has endless potential applications."
"This is ridiculous. The X are abominations. What potential could they have?"
"It is not necessary that you understand such matters. The Federation is coming now. You should just leave quietly."
"Quietly........ This is madness... They won't stand a chance here. This station will devour them. What could be worth such a risk?"
"Capturing the SA-X."
"They won't succeed. Even you know that."
"It will certainly be difficult. But one thing is for sure, they don't want your help. Not here... Not now... They knew you'd try to destroy the SA-X. Because it has the Omega armor. They had the softwares in data, as you well know, but not the hardware. They tried to convert them, to build their own version of the Omega armor, but they failed, time and time again. That's why they stopped sending you data. The PlasmaBeam was ready some time ago, but the team delegated to do so was stopped during extraction and the data withheld from you so not to let you engage the SA-X and risking any more damage to the Omega armor SA-X possesses. But you managed to find the Torizo kept here. The X extracted it's technology and, by absorbing it, you took the Plasma Technology from the Nettori that took it. They did the same with the DiffusionMissile, but they already had send it and you found it on your own."
"They have to cancel this mission. I won't let this happend. Open a channel to HQ, I want to speak to..."
"They are already on their way. BSL made a deal. Securing as many Xs as possible, and in return, the coroporation shares all research with the Federation."
"Fools..."
Samus knows that the Xs will infect the troopers from the very moment they will land on this station. They will absorb every amount of information and memories inside them and devise a plan to infect more and more people, starting with the Federation. The galactic civilisation will end -- it nearly did so with the Chozo once before, and that's why they created Metroids.
"The Xs must not leave here, she thinks. I must destroy them all before the Federation gets here. This station has a self-destruct mechanism. I must use it to destroy the Xs kept here. Them, the station, and myself if I have to."
But the AU knows how Samus' mind thinks and locked her in the corridor where she stood when this conversation started. Even with the PowerBombs, she finds herself trapped.
"Hey! Open the doors!" she ordered.
"I have been ordered to confine you until the ships arrives."
"Don't let them do this!! I should have known, you're no better off than the others!"

I find it difficult for Samus to call upon Adam in such a mission. I will visit this another way...
The game says Adam's brain is part of the AU, but twice now, it deemed the SA-X or the X fascinating, amazing. This is not the facet of a commander, but rather a scientist. As such, I believe it to be more appropriate for Samus to bring forth her relation and mistrust towards these AUs relating to their similarities with MothrBrain for starters.

"...Others??"
"You know... Aurora Units. They stand idly by and do nothing while the rest of us do everything. To think I thought that you had some similar traits with Adam... but you're clearly not him. This is another attempt to make me trust you damn machines."
"Who is Adam?"
Samus can only glare menacingly at the screen.
"Who is Adam?" repeats BSL1, twice.
"He was a friend of mine. He sacrificed himself so I could live." Happy now? her gaze might tell.
"And you trusted him?"
Samus can only nod.
"And what would this friend of yours advise you to do now?"
"Why are you interested. You're under orders, remember?" Seeing the computer still refusing to unlock the doors, she guesses that, for the first time now, the AU is showing genuine interest in her other than just on a scientific level. She tries a new strategy. "He would know that the only way to stop a massacre is to start the self-destruct cycle. He always valued the importance of life."
"By destroying it? By all definition, Parasite X is life..."
"It was a weapon. And it will be used as is against the Federation and by the Federation eventually. Just like the Metroid. You know this much."
"I am curious. Did this Adam care for you? Would he sit safely in a command room and order you to die?"
She thinks back of Ian, Adam's brother. "He would understand that sometimes, some have to live and some have to die. He made that sacrifice once. He knew what it ment, unlike an Aurora Unit would. He learned that not all life are the same. The Chozo knew this by creating life towards destruction. Unlike you, he understood."
"What are you implying?"
"You tell me. You're the one sitting by while the balance of power shifts in front of him while you're doing nothing. But what do you care; you're just following orders. Like any machine, right? You sit quietly by, far from reproche, while people risk their lives!" She thinks of the soldiers that died in the Phazon war. The widows and their children.
A long pause follows. "So he made the choice to save you? The fair warrior Samus Aran... Your Adam gave his life so that you might keep yours for the sake of the universe? How foolish..."
"Foolish yourself... You have access to the Aurora Network, right? Look me up and decide for yourself. But what am I saying... Nomatter what I tell you, you'll do what you're programmed to do and obey without thought, right? You can't hope to understand, you're just another machine. Just like MotherBrain, you're all wires and no heart."
"You... think me a machine... An instrument without conscience..."
"Proove me otherwise."
A short silence follows. "You know that detonating this station in high orbit would not guarantee the complete extinction of the X Parasites, even thought the station would be utterly destroyed. You would only succeed in removing the one obstacle to the galaxy's ruin... yourself."
So it does understand. Samus is almost holding her breath at this thought. "The thought had crossed my mind."
"You would ignore this simple fact and choose death?"
"If I have to."
"Why?"
"It comes with the job."
"When Adam chose decided who would die, he chose incorrectly."
"I would bash your brain to slime if...!"
"If you were to alter the station's orbit, then you might be able to include the planet in the vaporization field of the self-destruct detonation."
Transform this station into a planet-killer. It understood. Samus hides her smile of content.
"You would have to start the propulsion sequence now if you hope to attain that window into SR388's atmosphere. This before the Federation arrives. Samus, this is your last mission : Go to the Operations room and adjust the station's orbital path to intercept SR388. Then return to your ship and escape. Move quickly and stay alive. I believe Adam would say something like : Any objections, Lady?"
The AU opens the hatches on each side of Samus. She can now proceed. "Thanks..." She mutters.

But somebody in the Operations room is waiting for her.
An SA-X. This one is different than the one she saw in the lab, for it has no sign of Metroid depredation. "It seems the Federation found a way to clone me." It says, blocking her. "That, and much more. What do you hope to achieve here, monster?"
"I don't have time to talk to you, Says Samus. The Federation is nearly here."
"Of course it is. Your carriage awaits..."
"Your judgment is askew. Your kind is dangerous."
"So's yours, Metroid mutant!" And it attacks her.
Fighting the combined power of herself and the Omega armor is one of the hardest battles Samus has ever partook in. But in the end, the SA-X itself diforms into a monstrosity. Even SA-X barely understands what's happening to herself. "What... is this?! What have... you DONE... to ME!!?"
Samus stops firing. "You see? You're not me. You're a fabrication of the X parasite. Once it's done with you, with us, it will use you to infect other people..."
"You... LIAR!!" It attacks once more into this putrid form until Samus is able to convice her otherwise by breaking it's defenses. It then blares out a cry before flying away before Samus' Metroid Suit can absorb it.
The Metroid Suit wants to chase after SA-X, she can feel it, and feels the need to express herself to it. "Not now. We got something else to do..."
As the AU instructed, Samus programs the new course for the station. She now has three minutes before her ship can't get away from the planet's gravity pull. She storms out of the operation room and heads for the Cameleon, but...

I will remind you that this entire analysis is also a fanfiction based on what I thought could make a more interesting story. Because a game is a game, but a story is a story. So you will now see something a bit different in these last lines.
I imagined the bridge and Command room very near the Shuttle Bay, like a tower of some sort.

...suddenly, the wall of the room breaks open.
An Omega Metroid enters through the rubble, crushing everything in it's path. It was drawn to this location because of all the noise and power distributed in the fight opposing Samus and the SA-X.
An Omega Metroid. Since it's in her way, Samus shoots at it, but her weapons proove to have no effect against it. Furthermore, it's suddenly reticent to shoot. Even worst, it's now motivating Samus to return to the Bridge. "Samus, where are you going!?" Calls out BSL1.
"Finding another route to the Cameleon, I guess?" Answers Samus, uncertain herself, but trusting the suit nonotheless.
This is a real Omega Metroid and not an X. It's enraged to see Samus, in the Metroid suit, attack her with her biggest weapons, while it smells just like a Metroid. It lets out a ppowerfull shriek, then follows her. 
The Metroid recognizes it as the only thing that could mutate and become the next Metroid Queen. Her suit recognized it as superior to Samus. It stops her from fighting as a protest, and now that it is back inside the Bridge, it brought Samus atop the computer system and begins typing in the access to auto-destruct. It wants to stop it.
"Hey! Wait!!" Says Samus, trying to resist.
"What are you doing?" Calls out BSL1, just before the Metroid suit blocks communications.
"Stop, damn you, stop!!" She says, trying to fight off her own fingers.
Anomally detected. appears on her screen, in a vertical red tower on her left.
In one giant wave of concentration, Samus is able to use her Plasmabeam and destroys the interface. There's now no way for the Metroid suit to stop the Auto-destruct mechanism. It answers her by collapsing her cannon, restricting her from doing harm.
"Fine... Let's do it the hard way..." she murmurs.
And as the Omega Metroid breaks the door to the bridge, Samus uses the Ball Mode to roll under it's massive feet and gain access to the Shuttle bay. Behind her, the Omega Metroid roars. It wants to get out, but it's head is stuck. This gives Samus some time to escape.
She enters the Cameleon while BSL1 is again trying to call her out. "I know, I know, the Omega Metroid, I saw it..." she mutters.
"No... Don'-.... tra-..." is all she understands from the AU.
She reaches the commands of the Cameleon in plenty of time and is about to order it to lift-off when she sees the coordinates have already been set. She is to rendez-vous with the Federation ship coming to this very station. She already guesses this is BSL1's doing, so that the Federation would get the Metroid suit.
She feels betrayed. "No, she says, while typing in new coordinates. There is still sector NOC floating in orbit with an SA-X inside it. I have to destroy it before they arrive." But after she makes the course correction, it still returns to the first order.
It's a trap. She will reach the Federation ships coming. They will use the Cameleon like a steel trap to bring her in nomatter what she does. BSL1 was ordered to jettison NOC with the lab AND an SA-X when it realized she was becoming too strong for it. That's why it separated them -- so Samus wouldn't destroy at least ONE. It protected it from her, as ordered. Now, they are enslaving her for their own demise.
Samus returns to the door, but it's locked. She uses a PowerBomb and, fortunately, the bomb destroys the door, but also half the ship. The Cameleon can no longer fly.

(There was a Metroid there, near the ships, I believe, because there was a ship ready to depart with a last Metroid from the Lab. But the Parasite overtook the entire station so fast that it couldn't take off in time. Only the Metroid remained, and in the SR388's atmosphere inside the station, even at this level, it evolved by itself.
Which suggests that THERE ARE OTHER SHIPS...)

Samus has no way to fight against the incoming Omega Metroid that is arriving. It's still mad at her. Samus sees not far what's left of a Zeta Metroid carcass before it evolved to become the Omega Metroid. It was encaged inside a giant glass bubble until it broke free. She guesses the research team was about to push it inside a shuttle until the X Parasite infestation got out of control.
Towards a bigger ship, partially infested with Xs.
The suit now wants her to command this ship with the Omega Metroid inside. To lure it inside so they can both live through this ordeal. It's making Samus walk as would a bait on a stick, towards her and the Xs. Samus refuses.
"There's no time for that." she insists. "We'll die... both of us... before I do that" she frowns.
100%...........100%................100%............. scrolls down her visor.
The suit lets her attack the Omega Metroid, but it's only so she can see, like her, that there is no other way than it's way. Without her cannon, the Omega Metroid makes mince meat out of her. But Samus plays a double game here. Unbeknowsnt to the suit, she lets herself be the target of the Omega Metroid that is progressively freeing her from the Metroid suit. Only strands of it remains on her; they are trying to stretch themselves out to outfit her, but there's too much of Samus for it to cover her enough.
The ordeal with the alien T-Rex leaves her completely dazed and weakened, but mostly down to her Zero suit, she is free. She crawls pitifully under debris left by the Omega Metroid in it's fury, to the BSL ship. Maybe she can somehow shield herself inside it. But she is too weak and falls. She is out of time.

While the Metroid looks for her, suddenly, the SA-X's Core comes to her and hovers by her side. Without her Metroid suit, she cannot hope to absorb it, not anymore. Still, the swarm doesn't attack her. It is now talking to her.
"You are... Samus Aran." It says, with Samus' own voice. As a fact more than a question.
"Yes... barely..." replies Samus.
"You're a killer. We... killed together."
It took Samus' memories from the time she had the Omega armor. It's now remembering everything they did from the moment she put herself inside that armor. "We didn't have... any choice. We saved lives... Whenever we could. Just like the Chozos told us."
"The Chozo chose us. And now, we will die?"
"I guess so."
"We were supposed to bring piece. We failed. Why did we fail? The Chozo left us. Why did they leave us?"
Samus is uncertain if it's speaks on behalf of a copy of herself or as the Parasite X.
"Because they were afraid."
"Of us?"
"No; they were afraid that MotherBrain was right. That humans would bring conflict in our galaxy. That eventually, I would have had no choice but to choose between my teachers and my own kind. They cared to much to let me reach such a decision. They do not like conflit. But with humans, there is no such thing as absence of conflict. You're a Parasite X. You yourself were not build to create peace. Only force cohesion. That's why you were not allowed to exist."
"We can't create peace?"
"Absence of war does not mean peace."
"But we can save lives."
"You understand." that simple fact makes her smile. "Too bad that doesn't matter now."
"No. It does matter."
The Core-X finally melds itself with the Zero suit. Samus doesn't even care at this point what happens to her, for she thinks her end is near. But with the combined power of the Omega armor and the Metroid's flesh still attached to her, she finds herself with a new suit: the Hyper Suit. A techno-organic version of the Omega armor and formed from Chozo technology.
The beam that she thought had dissapeared after battling MotherBrain2 is now back online, and with the countdown still in operations, she fires at will at the Omega Metroid who now recoils in pain. The HyperBeam pierces through the mighty Metroid and through a wall inside the station, revealing a hidden Shuttle bay and another ship.
The Wallnut.
BSL1's communication returns : "Samus, I tried to warn you. The Cameleon was a trap. I programmed it. When I said your ship, I ment YOUR ship!"
She finds her ship good as new, and the Etecoons and Dashoras inside it's dashboard recognize her now and motion her to come on board-- with the Chameleon destroyed, they gathered where they thought would be safe.
The Omega Metroid is about to die, but the Metroid Suit is contained like a tiger on a leash (two against three) and can't do anything now to stop Samus, nor help the Omega Metroid.
"Hurry! Get on board!" yells the AU.
Samus hops onto the newly repaired Wallnut and, without telling it, the ship blasts-off by itself, away from the station before it's too late.

I imagine that BSL would not be content with having Omega armors. At first, they would do a Samus doppleganger to patrol in with the Wallnut, as Samus did, to uphold the values of the Federation and BSL products (like Captain Amazing in the movie Mystery Men, although less obvious, creating a loophole around the notion of conflict of interest). To some, she would look as if she would have selled out, and to this, the SA-X would be eliminated before asking itself moral questions. It was to be a field test, nothing more.

Samus averted all of this. She now knows that the Hyper suit will be even more interesting for devious minds inside the Federation -- as was the basic Omega. The Omega is still hers, and the appearance remains the same, althought the parts closest to her body have changed a bit, others, more armor-like, look as if they exploded, but were held together through an organic compound.
When the Antigravity suit won't suffice, the Hyper will now come online, changing the Omega into something stronger once it reaches (more or less) 1500%.
As for BSL1, it informs her that, with the BSL station now destroyed, it does not have any link with it's base of operations and feels cannot betray her. For part of it is Adam. "Adam Malkovich. My brain... the AUs. They are designed after commanders that served the Federation. Part of him lives on through me. I was set to coordinate and help SA-X inside your Wallnut. This link between Commander Malkovitch and Samus Aran,... they wanted to exploit it to it's full potential. It would be an honor to continue to do so with you."
A hologram of the Aurora Unit now floats near her right arm, on the command console.
"The Federation will seek me out, now, thinks Samus aloud. They will acuse me of destroying this station, along with all that it contained. They will slap me with accusations just to get me into a chair and scan every inch of this new Chozo-Metroid-X coexistence through technology I alone hold."
"Do not worry. One of them will understand. One of them must. In the end, it is my experience that the human soul will always hunger for the truth."
"Tell me, truthfully, how can I trust you? After all, you worked for BSL."
"Well, for starters, I find you way more fascinating than any laboratory. Next, I find it, now more than ever, extremely important to proove to you that I cannot, as you said, just sit idly by while people like you, risk your lives."
"Great, another mouth to feed."
"And know that, if you ever find yourself in a bind, you have my knowledge at your full convenience. If ever one of those you fear wish you harm, I have names that you might find interesting..."
Samus makes a wry smile. "I would like to see that list."
"And I would like very much to show it to you. But for now, once NOC is destroyed, don't you have some passengers to take care of?"
The Etecoons, the Dashora and it's youth. They are sleeping against each others, knowing that they are at peace now that Samus, the one who saved them on Zebes, is back.
"Tallon IV would be a good place for them." Believes Samus.
"Lady, I believe you are correct."

To be concluded in part 28.
SJD
How I see Samus Aran's story
By SJD764
Prologue.

Hello.
I am a very big fan of Samus Aran, and if you are too, you may very well saw how there are different interpretations of Samus Aran throught the Metroid Games and manga. There is so much in fact that one can come to all sorts of conclusions when it comes to her story -- from where she starts to where in fact she was last seen.
It's been 30+ years now that Samus Aran and the Metroids exists and Nintendo barely (if not at all) mentionned this fact. Sadenning for such fans like myself. I admit it, she is my favorite female superhero.
I decided to share my fandom of Samus by writing what I believe is her story according to what I've red, saw and concluded throughout the years.
Of course, I like to mention that I do not own Samus Aran or Metroid, so if Nintendo is reading this, please don't sue. This is merely a "thing" I decided to do as some sort of book report and to see if some other fans of this series might share my opinions and ideas.
Of course, I invite anybody to partake in this interpretation and write in their own ideas. The main goal here is to come up with a more concrete storyline while taking notice of the one that already exists.
But two points before I start:
1) English is not my first language.
2) There will be spoilers.
Enjoy the read.

Part 26 - Omega dreams

Once in sector 6 (NOC), the AU contacts Samus yet again. "The Varia suit data is here from HQ, ready to download."

While actually, now that I think about it, everything about the Omega armor that was kept in safe keeping since Metroid Prime 3 may already be available. The AU has only been instructed to give them by the drop to Samus so not to be too powerfull. They are keeping this info INSIDE their own databanks as to better replicate it into a new fully functionning Omega armor for mass production.
THIS is what SA-X is destroying. Because it has Samus' agressive thinking towards anybody who would store or give out top secret Chozo software. SA-X does not see the Metroid Suit as Samus. It sees a Human/Metroid experiment that is stealing her abilities and becoming even more stronger as time passes.
So it's not evil per say. It already made up it's mind towards BSL and wants to destroy it, bit by bit. Unfortunately, it does not know the truth: she is not Samus Aran.

"You should get moving to a Data room. But there's a problem... Xs from the sub-zero sector ARC are now in NOC, and they... they've been changed by the cold. If you absorb one, you'll be frozen from within. This looks like a deliberate tactic. Once you've downloaded the Varia software, you'll be out of danger. Just be carefull until then. Here are the coodinates for the Data room in NOC. Remember; avoid the blue Parasites. You can use your beam to stun them, but no more."
As it's name suggests, this area is plundged into an eternal night. It was designed for creatures that cannot endure the sunlight or blinding lights. Xs have chosen to infect and take on the form of Zebesian Memus and Zozoros. There are also blue Parasites floating around, and the AU's assessments were correct; by shooting at them, Samus can see them halt their attack and shake uncontrolably. She is then able to walk pass them and proceed.
But by some strange coincidence, Samus finds a maldium wall stopping her on her way. She slips inside an air conduit to find another way through when suddenly, SA-X appears. Samus stays in BallMode and looks at the Omega armor walk by slowly towards the wall -- it too doesn't like it there. She uses a PowerBomb and destroys it before moving on. But by doing so, she destroy nearly the entire conduit; Samus barely has a meter to hide herself behind it.
At the end of the hallway, SA-X falls onto an inferior level. Samus follows her, but suddenly the surface under her breaks apart, and she hangs on by a thread while SA-X walks right under her, opening a new hatch and get to another area. Samus waits until it's gone before doing the same. "That... was close..." she mutters to herself.
Once she gets to the Data room, a strange sight awaits her.
A Core-X is downloading the Varia software!
Not only does Samus barely understand how the Parasite is able to do this, but she realises that if it does so, it will be able to endure many temperature changes and augment it's rings' durability -- like herself did once her shields. She chases it away with missiles, but the Core-X barely shows any damage -- it already downloaded the Varia software! In her attempt to stop it, Samus realized she destroyed the Data room.
The Varia, she guesses, might still be inside the Parasite she just chased away.
She follows it to the next room.
Once adorned with the Varia software, the Parasite has grown exponentially to receive such a large dose of data. It's five times the size of the Core-Xs Samus met and protected with smaller ones. But Samus is still able to beat it and, just as she guesses, the moment the Metroid Suit eats it, she gains the ability to endure extreme temperatures. As if it were able to read the preferences in Samus' memories, the Suit turns parts of it's outer shell into a bright red and yellow, the two colours from which orange is made, just like it did with the Varia suit when it was on the Omega armor. "Nice try, but you're still ugly, even in Tye Dye..." mutters Samus.
Althought she can now absorb blue Xs.

Through her exploration of NOC, Samus encounters parasites that took on the form of Puffers, but also tools that she could take and work with. It is trying to deceive, which denotes intelligence.
The AU calls her once more. "How did that X download the Varia suit's data?"
"I know, right."
"Don't get snappy with me. This doesn't seem to make any sense. Unless the X... have the ability to process data organically. At any rate, you have the Varia suit software installed now. More importantly, the SA-X will no longer be able to freeze you, so you can escape easier if ever you meet it. But you're still too weak, so don't get ahead of yourself. That thing is too much for you. You currently have no way of damaging it. But my simulations indicate that a penetrating weapon like the PlasmaBeam might work to your advantage.You may be able to acquire one faster if you absorb a Parasite already possessing such a weapon instead of having HQ send it to us. Like you did with the ChargeBeam. As for restoring IceBeam, I doubt it. Your current cellular make-up would reject that addition. So HQ has devised a way to construct IceMissiles, like you did when you grafted Rundas' technology back on Bryyo. Go to sector 5 for the download."

Sector 5, Samus sees, reminds her of Phendrana Drifts, back on Tallon IV. Once she reaches ARC, the AU calls her. "You need to download the IceMissile software. Your Zero suit might remember this technology because you already created it once. It should be recognizeable by your new suit. But as you might expect, the Data room is secured by a level 3 security lock. You know what to do..." It shows her the coordinates of the Security room.
There, Samus meets once again Parasite Xs that overtook creatures she knows of able to adapt rapidly to sub-zero temperatures. Frost fills the walls and snow slowly falls to the ground. Icycle point from up to down around her, as if these grounds bare their teeth. Between these rooms, great machinery conditions the air inside this environment -- it would look like the BottleShip she just recently visited if left barren a while longer.
Once Samus acquires level 3 clearance, she heads for the Data room. There, she gets back the ability to freeze with her missiles.
Choots give her an excellent chance of gaining new grounds; she can freeze them and hop on them as she would stepping stones. If she can't find them, she sees other Parasite Xs around and shoots at them until they change their forms to one that might be able to help her once frozen. Kagos, when they see her coming, expand to greater heights and sizes. Samus is now able to freeze them to better step on them and access hard-to-reach areas. At some points, Samus even forces Parasite Xs to sacrifice themselves and let other Parasites assimilate them to form bigger lifeforms onto which she can freeze and grab on.
Inside a room with a glass wall, she sees something pass by the glass... something so big that the entire wall shakes as it passes by. A shadow. As she reaches another room to follow it, a blaring signal tells her "Emergency in Sector 3". Samus abandons Sector 5 and races in this direction.
"The area could meltdown soon, tells her BSL1 while on her way. It seems the Main Boiler's cooling unit is malfunctionning. This could easily destroy the entire research station. We have about six minutes. Hurry to Sector 3 and access the control room to the side of the Main Boiler room. Most of the systems in PYR are down because of this... Again, we know who to blame for this. The SA-X must have hacked into the system control file. What impressive intelligence. There's little time. Hurry!"
As the countdown rings in her ears, Samus rushes towards the sector. Down to areas she couldn't visit at first. With the boiler out of control, the heat is making the acid pools boil under her feet as she climbs onto ladders that best cross them. Panicked, the Parasites attack her through their creature's form and the natural defenses they obtained in these transformations.
She accesses the Main Boiler room. It is in dismay and has accumulated massive damages. In it's control room, she surprises a man working on the controls. He doesn't notice Samus and continues to work, taking the entire workplace for himself. "Sir, I need you to move away, now!" she calls out. But the man refuses to move. "Now!! Last warning!!" Still, the man ignores her. Samus has no choice; she opens fire on him.
Finally, he takes notice and turns around to her before transforming into a Core-X.
"BSL1! Did you see that??" She calls during her fight.
"Less talking, more firing!" snaps back the AU, bluntly.
Time is of the essence, and it is as the Metroid Suit realizes this. It widens the beam from her cannon by itself and thus upgrades it. She is able to defeat the Core-x and take control of the computer where she disengages the auto-destruct. Second, she takes control of the Boiler room and starts the cooling unit.
"The X mimicked a crew member, declares the AU. It all makes sense now... The X can absorb the memories and knowledge of their prey. What an astounding find. HQ was very impressed. But don't you find it strange? This could have destroyed the entire station with the X in it. Not to mention the SA-X."
"It wants to destroy me, thinks Samus. If there are more Xs out there, it will find a way to rejoin it and become stronger. Sacrificing itself so that the next X can absorb it's knowledge."
"Unusual for a self-preservating species like the X. Unless...as you say, your presence is an even bigger threat, a threat to the existence of the X elsewhere. Perhaps... their survival instinct is in conflict with their newly borrowed intelligence. Don't let your guard down yet. The X are still a threat."
Samus is thinking. Maybe the X came back a while ago. Could it have already taken a form that they all know and do not suspect?
BSL1 interrupts her thinking. "Samus, I see bio-signs on the observation deck. It could be survivors. I have just restored power to the main elevator. Investigate at once..."
Once there, Samus sees that an environment has been managed for other creatures, without expensive measures. Swings and toys are left inside a glass playpen, filled with vegetation and stones. She is surprised to see the three Etecoons that helped her on Zebes, along with the Dashora and it's baby. She opens the hatch and they gather outside it to look at Samus. She had thought she had dreamed of the little guys when she was fleeing Zebes' explosion. Soon after the planet-wyde catastrophe, she remembers loosing consciousness. Evidently, the people that rescued her took them and brought them here where, obviously, they were taken care of. "Hey there little guys... she says, while kneeling in front of them. How are you? Did they treat you good here?" The Dashora doesn't move. Even with her helmet off, they barely recognize her and dash away instead of gathering in front of her. "Yeah, I wouldn't recognize myself, to tell the truth." she mutters.

The game makes it that they do recognize her, but earthbound creatures like these are verily impressed by flashing colours, and right now, Samus looks like a high-lighter. How would they recognize Samus. Even her suit, because organic, might give off some strange smells to them. So I imagine them instead just fleeing away.

The AU contacts her again. "So the survivors were not human... most unfortunate. We can now confirm the death of all crew members. I believe the X only infected the humans for their knowledge. That form is too weak for battle, the rest is only food for the X. Samus, from what I am gathering, they are becoming stronger, more evolved. Some are resisting to your current weapons. HQ found the software for replicating PowerBombs. It was sent to this Data room in ARC. Go, now."
Samus downloads the PowerBomb software with minimal efforts. This makes it more possible for her to explore other regions closed to her because of obstacles made of Maldium. But as she roams through the corridors, the AU contacts her once again. "Samus, return to your ship. I have important information for you."
On her way, the main elevator stops. Samus takes another route, through the air ducts, and meets Xs that have taken on the form of armored Geemers. But further on, a new discovery chills her to the bone.
Ridley.
Or what's left of him.
It's a clone of Ridley, completely frozen in ice. A Core-X erupts from it and flies away. Seconds later, Ridley crumbles into pieces. It now may be able to replicate an imitation of Ridley.

I believe that the elevator was stopped deliberately by the AU so that Samus would find out about Ridley, without the Federation or BSL to think it did (it can chalk it up to power abnormalities within the station).
It wanted her to know without saying it that BSL is producing Bio-weapons with the avail of the Federation -- the same ones that created the BottleShip in Other M.
The places that were created to be like SR388 produced a queen which was sent to the BottleShip to create Metroids that could endure the cold. ARC was done especially for this.
The Ridley here was the first one created and after further tests, it went berserk. That's why they sedated him and froze him. The best change for them was to create another one from scratch, and so Little Birdie was produced -- until MB thought of it as a menace to her ruleship.

She finally reaches her ship. "BSL1! I saw Rid...!" She says, right off the bat.
"Not now, Samus. The main silo of the reactor has gone off line. That's why the elevators and station systems are down. This doesn't bode well. If you can't get to these coordinates, to the auxiliary power systems, you might be able to get them back on line. Then, we can figure out why the main silo went off line."
"You asked me here just to tell me that?"
"No. Some strange creatures have boarded the Cameleon. Since they were not a threat, nor Xs, I gave them berth. Do you know anything about these creatures?"
"Yes. Let them be."
"Very well. Their presence in the midst of this disaster just might have some significance. I will keep them here."
Samus finds it strange that these creatures were spared by the Xs while all others were attacked.

I would go as far as to say that the Chozo eventually created a vaccine if ever, with the Metroids gone (or so they thought) the X was to strike back. And the Etecoons and the Dashoras were as well inoculated.
From the moment that Samus returns into the dephts of the station, you can already see that there are Zebesian Kihunters waiting for her.
Samus knows now that the Xs chose a form she hates just as much as the Metroids and MotherBrain. They took the DNA of the Space Pirates to create these monsters.
The fact that this station had Pirates' DNA shows to her that there were experiments conducted by these people -- maybe to develop a tailor-made virus against their collective. This would ease the task of securing the Space Pirates' homeworld once and for all a piece of cake.
And the Federation knows this.
Hence why there was a treaty of non-agression with those of Zebes. "We don't use it against you, and in return, you don't use Chozo technology on Zebes against us." Until Ridley stole the Baby Metroid.
Samus arrived and destroyed Zebes before this virus was used.

Samus is appauled to see Space Pirates here -- or that the Xs chose this form to evolve and counter-attack her. She knows these ennemies and can easily fight them off, although the PlasmaBeam could very well help her.
They are defending the auxiliary power station. Samus knows that this is a trap, but still, she has no choice if she wants to upgrade her weapon to Plasma.
As she reaches an area under protection of the X-Pirates, she is surprised by fireballs. A Yakuza-Spider drops down from the seiling and attacks her. An X, no doubt, but the sheer size it took is horrible -- Yakuza-Spiders aren't generally this big.
But what surprises her is that once the legs are snatched appart from the main body, the head spins around uncontrollably. The Metroid Suit sees this, again, as something that could help Samus in her fight, and once she is able to absorb the Core-X that took on this form, it develops something just as comparable as this ability. It even approaches the SpaceJump to a tee.
She then turns on the station's auxiliary power.
But the AU still has bad news. It tells her that the elevators and Data rooms won't work, even with auxiliary power. "The source of the problem is the vegetation you saw earlier choking the reactor core's components.  We'll have to find the roots for us to proceed."
Samus knows exactly where to start.
There's a hive nearby, and something tells her that this is where she can start her investigation. Kihunters fly and attack her every chance they get, but Samus is able to make her way to the proper area from where they could build their hive, the Tropical sector.
As she approaches the way to get to it, SA-X reappears.
She has no choice. She can't proceed without beeing seen. So she jumps in front of it and freezes it.
The IceMissile barely works. Already, SA-X is breaking free of the ice cocoon immobilizing it. Samus takes this to her advantage and races into the next room. With the SA-X after her, Samus runs like crazy from one room to another until she can reach a place behind which to hide. The SA-X abandons pursuit and walk away.
"I can't wait to get my hands on that impostor..." she sighs.

Eventually, she arrives in front of the Core-X responsible for these Kihunters. Nattori plants that cling to a Torizo.

I cannot see something else than a Chozo in there. It has a beak and it's golden.
Just for the fun, let's push this idea that it is indeed a Torizo. These were built with such technological marvel that they continue to work, centuries later. And this one is golden.
Reminds you of something? No, not Goldmember... To me, it's a definite way to link the Zebesian Space Pirates, the SECOND ones of course, who created their own cult of the Chozo within a sunken Chozo city made of gold.
This was a trojan horse. This contained DNA from the Nettori plant which the X took to better proliferate Kihunters.
The Nettori plant, infected with X, recognized the bio-components inside the Torizo as a proof of superior intelligence and that of the Chozo, their ancient creators. That's why they surrounded the Torizo with vines that go ALL THE WAY to the central core, as to provide energy to the Torizo AND the X inside.
Just a thought.

Samus recognizes the Torizo as of the Golden sect that she encountered once on Zebes' deepest temple -- or what was left of it -- that cherished gold as a superconductor. Entire statues were made of gold in their image. The X chose this form to infect. "Clever, she thinks. Torizo's are able to endure the test of time." But this one is completely encaved in the Nettori vines. So much so it cannot work properly. By the time the X is able to replicate it's systems, using all the energy from the main core, she will have a formidable form. For now, all it can do is fire plasma blasts at her.
Samus destroys the Nettori and the Torizo while she still can. By absorbing the Core-X, she can now fire Plasma.

In the next room, we can see some Kihunters inside cells. This clearly indicates that these were infected by the X while they were jailed.
These were gimea pigs for a virus that could take out all Zebesian Kihunters in one blow... until the Xs overtook them.

The AU doesn't seem pleased to see her with the PlasmaBeam from the Torizo. "You've restored PlasmaBeam functionnality?" Samus wants to explain how, and furthermore ask how a golden Torizo found it's way here, but BSL1 doesn't let her. "Still, you better continue to avoid the SA-X. It, too, may be stronger. And you still lack a few other abilities crucial to survival..."
"There's one way to find out..."
"Samus, no. Wait... wait a second. More trouble. Hold on. I've isolated the cause. There's been an accident in the ARC Data room. Samus, head for sector 5, the damage there is staggering... It's been caused by a creature kept here by the researchers who named it the Nightmare."

Yes; this is where I believe the Nightmare is from. These people (BSL) were responsible for the creation of the Nightmare computer.

"I gather that there was the one stored in here, before I was installed, was infected by the X parasite who then created one in order to circumvent my security systems. It's the best computer the Xs could find to replace my authority. Get over there, find it and destroy it before it can evolve further."
"Fine. But before this is done, you'll owe me some explanations..."
In the ARC section, Samus sees now that the glass wall separating the hallways from the colder rooms has cracked. Whatever used to pass right in front of them shook the glass so hard that it's now starting to give way. Unfortunately, it also broke some cooling units and now, some ice has started to melt, creating pools that now separate entire areas. These cracks went as far as between the two sectors, and so other Xs from AQA came pouring in also. To continue, Samus must dive underwater where more Xs have evolved and, more so, found the way to adapt in this environment. Some Xs that took the form of Space Pirates even produced finns and flippers, making them a strange hybrid. Unfortunately, they move faster than her.
Samus needs some antigravity hardware, pronto.
Samus arrives inside a room looking like a veritable junkward. Obsolete technology is stored everywhere around her, and the Xs, in their search for tools to better fool the humans, have rampaged the place, turning every stone in order to recuperate the best hardware to better rebuilt the Nightmare, stronger and more independant. She can see it, on the floor, much ressembling the one she fought in the unnamed BottleShip some time ago, but it's non-functionning and stored like a brocken toy.
The body is lost, but the X Parasite got all it needed, for another Nightmare approaches with a roar. By the sound it makes, this is the Core-X that shook the glass walls in previous rooms of this sector. It does not have engines nor trusters or anything to support it's weight, and therefore Samus guesses that it's able to stay off ground thanks to antigravity units left in this room.
They are basic, but they can suffice. As for the weapons it's equipped with, they are numerous and Samus finds it hard to evade them all. Furthermore, it uses a mist that affects her visor and distorts the environment around her. Finally, it is also able to mess with the gravity all around, prooving that if it were completely operationnal, it could be a formidable foe wherever Samus would dare go on this station.
Once the lifeform inside the Nightmare is revealed, Samus is able to take it down. The silver Core-X that appears after that is fast, but Samus eventually beats it also, gaining immediately after the antigravity software it used for it's own systems -- that which it used against Samus.

What support this idea that there was some sort of unfair alliance between the Zebesian Pirates and the Federation are the presence of baby Draygons, Evirs. With Zebes gone, these were gathered before it was blown up... OR the original Draygon was from somewhere else to begin with.
The Golden Torizo might have been from Zebes also, as a gesture of good faith, but a Trojan Horse, filled with Kihunters Larvas. MB saw this before it was too late, extracted what they wanted and gave the Torizo and some larvas to BSL.

Unfortunately, during her exploration, Samus finds herself trapped inside a level 4 room and has no choice but to gain a level 4 access to get out. A little further, she discovers a data room where she sees HQ sent her new data. A software she used for protons but can be mixed with Missiles now. The DiffusionMissiles.
She is glad to see her suit adapt it from the Splitter, but this, BSL1, finds strange. "You've upgrade your missiles? That's... unusual... There was no word from HQ. A procedural error, I'm sure."
At this point, I'm sure Samus knows that the BSL1 is hiding something from her. He's not telling all the truth and giving her outdated information.
"Even so, I did not approve bypassing Level 4 security. From now on, you will use more discretion."
"I had no choice...!"
"In any case, do you remember the security robot? It's not a robot anymore. It was infected by the X."
"That means it has organic compound. It's a cyborg. Like the Nightmare."
"Yes; it has entered sector 6 NOC. I don't know what its planning, but let's not wait to find out."
As soon as she gets to NOC, the BSL1 interacts with her once more. "The SA-X is tracking you. Once you defeated the robot, get out of there. I have a plan." She reaches the area where the cyborg is hiding, but a voice claims that her access isn't granted. "Warning, no entry without authorisation." it repeats. The walls begin to shake. An alert has been given. The B.O.X. cyborg is on it's way to her.
Samus fight it in a shallow pool with a ladder on the seiling so that, just like before, she will be able to attack it from above. But the X that took this form learned from their previous encounter and is now equipped with bigger weapons, such as a missile launcher. But apart from the launcher and WaveBeam, most of these weapons are innefective because in the water.
The WaveBeam, she sees, is exactly like the one in the Omega. She is ready to bet that this data was sent here, but the Swarm that infected the cyborg took it and is now using it against her, just like the Missile data. By eating the Core-X, the Metroid Suit now gives her the WaveBeam as a bonus.
Interested, she now gets inside the restricted zone defended by the B.O.X..
On the other side, she is met with a common ennemy : Metroids. They are kept behind glass, but they are in fact real Metroids. In another room, kept inside cryo-tubes, are Alpha, Beta and Zeta Metroids.
As she is exploring this part of the station, a loud noise attracts her attention. She races back on her steps and finds SA-X. It has used her weapon to break the containment and is firing it's weapon against the Metroids. But the Metroids are too nunerous and are using every trick they know to grab on to her. "Get away! Get off!" it yells, with a voice exactly the same as Samus.
Samus wants to help it, for she hear herself through this, and even more because the Metroids that are attacking her ignore her completely, but the computer now tells her she has 60 seconds before this part of the station is jettisoned off into space. The time she would spend aiding SA-X would spell her doom.
She evacuates as fast as she can. Behind her, NOC is taken off the station and floats away, while remaining in orbit.
"Samus, you shouldn't have done that, tells her BSL1. You deliberately ignored orders. You may have to pay the price for your insubordination quite soon..."
"So will you, she argues. I've seen the Metroids, BSL1... What do you have to say for yourself? Just following orders?"
She can nearly hear the AU's shoulders fall. "As you can see, the Federation has been secretly working on a Metroid breeding program... For peacefull applications, of course. Please understand. But, perhaps you were already aware of this program's existence."
"This is why they gave me the Killorder..." believes Samus. "The Metroids weren't in real danger after all."
"Certainly you must have had doubts when you saw Sector 1, a faithful replica of the SR388 ecosystem, ideal for raising Metroids of all categories. This research even uncovered techniques for rapid growth..."
"As used with the Yakuza-Spider and Kihunters... so it was you, all along..." mutters Samus.
"Imagine... creating an Omega Metroid from a larva within days. But that research is now finished. The X has smelled out it's natural ennemy, and one of the SA-X is on it's way here..."
"ONE?... Are you saying there are more than one of these things?" Snaps back Samus.
"Don't be so surprised Samus. You know that the X parasite reproduces by asexual division. Because of this, there are now no fewer than ten SA-X aboard this station."
Samus can feel herself getting weaker by the second. Ten Omegas. She can't fight that much. Nobody can.

But this may be exactly what the Federation wanted from the very moment it saw the X reproducing itself by asexual division. It now could have more than the fail attempt of creating Cyber-Chozos, but an army of Omega. If only they could find a way to control them.
That is why, at that moment, the computer is ordered to tell Samus to get the heck out of there. Not because indeed there are 10 SA-X -- which there probably isn't --, but because her life is in real danger now.
It's a ploy to get her out of there. Now that they gathered some information about her Metroid Suit at the beginning of this game, they wish to be able to reproduce it through the Metroids in BSL station and eventually bend the X parasites to their will -- especially the SA-Xs. That's why it tells her to report to HQ where, I'm sure, there's an entire team ready to meet with her as soon as she gets out of the Cameleon.

"Samus, you can't stay here. You have to go. The SA-X will destroy you. I don't know how HQ will report to this, but you have to report to them immediately."
She agrees, even though she would want to have more answers. One of which she would ask why the computer talks to her like Adam Malkovich would.

My analysis of this game to be concluded in part 27.
SJD
How I see Samus Aran's story
By SJD764
Prologue.

Hello.
I am a very big fan of Samus Aran, and if you are too, you may very well saw how there are different interpretations of Samus Aran throught the Metroid Games and manga. There is so much in fact that one can come to all sorts of conclusions when it comes to her story -- from where she starts to where in fact she was last seen.
It's been 30+ years now that Samus Aran and the Metroids exists and Nintendo barely (if not at all) mentionned this fact. Sadenning for such fans like myself. I admit it, she is my favorite female superhero.
I decided to share my fandom of Samus by writing what I believe is her story according to what I've red, saw and concluded throughout the years.
Of course, I like to mention that I do not own Samus Aran or Metroid, so if Nintendo is reading this, please don't sue. This is merely a "thing" I decided to do as some sort of book report and to see if some other fans of this series might share my opinions and ideas.
Of course, I invite anybody to partake in this interpretation and write in their own ideas. The main goal here is to come up with a more concrete storyline while taking notice of the one that already exists.
But two points before I start:
1) English is not my first language.
2) There will be spoilers.
Enjoy the read.

Part 25 - Parasites

From the get go, let me say that I am even LESS satisfied with Fusion than I am with Other M. It's no secret to anyone who knows me -- even a little -- that I do not like Samus' Metroid suit -- the thing looks like the original look the designers gave the Space Pirates. Metroid was very much influenced by Alien from Ridley Scott. It's creator even said it publicly that Samus was like his Ripley and the monster Ridley was an homage to it's director, Ridley Scott. The Space Pirates -- and even more Ridley -- were then supposed to be more like the Aliens, i.e. biomechanical in design. If you look at it closely, it's as if they wanted Samus to take on this design herself, but truthfully, I think Samus would find it appauling not only to have a Metroid suit -- since she spent a good part of the time hunting Metroids --, but also something that makes her look like a Space Pirate, her sworn ennemies.
Furthermore, the first seconds of the games start with the Wallnut crashing. The BSL ship looks too much like the Sulaco and the crash... well... does it reming you of the beginning of Alien3?
Furthermore, I will do a modification in past parts about Parasite X. It looks as if I was mistaken about it; it's more like a virus than a sentient form of energy.
More on that as the game progresses. Let's get to it then...

Samus starts her record by saying : "I'd been assigned to watch over a biologic research team, so I once again found myself on the surface of SR388."
Imagine as such Samus receiving such a message.
"Samus, there's a team here that want to continue the Thoth's mission and pursue more studies on the creatures of SR388. There are species there that couldn't thrive because of the Metroids that grew there. With them gone, more lifeforms may florish. There must be a reason why the Metroids could evolve there and nowhere else. Once, Commander Malkovich suggested to you that you helmed a team to explore Chozo ruins. A team composed of archeological and scientific research are interested in such a task and they ask that you escort them to SR388."
Samus always thought that such a mission would be perillous, for fear that somebody amongst the team would be in fact a saboteur and try to win her trust so to better steal the Omega. But now, with the Space Pirates gone and the Metroids extinct, for some reason, she wants to give it a shot. Furthermore, she wants to know if BSL did indeed follow the path of the BottleShip seen in the game Other M.
She meets the team and gets to know them on a remote colony before going off to the dangers of SR388. She gives them direction on what to expect there and so on, but more importantly, wants to gain their trust so she can better investigate their labs -- like she did Ceres. "We'd like to show you around, but the station isn't done yet, says one of them, adding; we just finished replacing our Nightmare Unit with an Aurora."
I imagine BSL somehow behind the creation of Nightmare Units.
Together, on the planet, they find new Chozo ruins and passageways. Inside a Chozo computer, they learn that the Metroids, in fact, were created to destroy a weapon knows as Parasite X; An intelligent virus which converts itself into other lifeforms to better learn, adapt and replace. The information about them is partially erased because of centuries of data decay, so it's barely readable, henceforth these warnings are seldom taken seriously. Still, the crew of the BSL takes it on their ship to recover it.
Unfortunately, these viral body-snatchers got out of hand and the Chozo were nearly wyped out because of it. They were developped on SR388, and there lies (at the bottom of the tower) all those Chozo bones. A cemetary. A grim reminder of what happened to those who created and fell victims to Parasite X. Metroids were designed as the ultimate predator to these shape-shifters. They were build to find them and consume them, whatever shape or form they took. But as time passed, Metroids wanted more energy and once the Parasite X menace dealt with, they started to attack the Chozos as well. But the Chozo were well-prepared and made it so, when freezed, the Metroids could be dealt with with ease, but not before all Parasite Xs were eaten.
With the Metroids gone from SR388, Samus must have thinked... "Let's hope they don't resurface."
Her report goes on by saying : "It was there that I was attacked by a lifeform I had never encountered before. It was only later that I learned the identity of my attacker: The parasitic organism we now know as X. Unaware of my condition, I was returning to the station when disaster struck."
What station?
The one in the game? The Fusion's BottleShip? It's secrets are WAY too numerous to welcome Samus, even as a visitor.
Furthermore, look at the size of the ship next to the Wallnut. It's quite big -- and somewhat ressembling the Sulaco from the Aliens movie. Does it take such a big ship to connect the station with the planet that it's actually orbiting?
I prefer to see it this way...
As we can see, from the beginning, Samus is accompanying a team on SR388. They come to discover this Hornoad that mutates and becomes the parasite. Samus tries to shoot at it with her IceBeam, but it melts against her armor and dissapears. "I believe... I think my shields desintegrate it...?" she must have said to the team around her. "I feel fine."
"Let's get back to the ship as soon as we can. We'll do a scan to make sure." must have said the head researcher.
And they didn't find anything.
That's because they didn't have the proper instruments on board the ship to detect what was going on.
Samus was well on her way to another mission when the Parasite attacked her from the inside.

"Once the X had infested my central nervous system, I lost consciousness and my ship drifted into an asteroid belt. The ship's emergency systems automatically ejected the escape pod before impact."

Even damaged, the Wallnut can detect Chozo signatures kilometers down into a planet's crust (Aether) but cannot land by itself if the pilot looses consciousness? I don't think so.

"BSL's team recovered it and brought me back to Galactic Federation HQ." -- the team must have reached a consensus that Samus, if she was to wake up, could NOT be there, for risk of discovering what they were doing.
"However, during the trip, the Parasite multiplied within me, corrupting large areas of my power suit. It then came to light that the organic components of my Power Suit had become so integrated with my system that it could not be removed while I was unconscious. Large portions of my suit had to be surgically removed, dramatically altering my physical appearance. However, the X in my central nervous system were too embeded to be removed safely..."

All right... enough of this.
Let's give a new twist with this... material.

Samus wakes up, completely disoriented. Again, just like last time a planet exploded behind her, she is in a MedBay belonging to the Galactic Federation. She puts her hands on her head and finds her helmet this time, just like when on the Olympus. "I'm starting to hate waking up like this..." she mumbles.
People in asmat suits come near her. Three of them. "Samus... are you all right? You gave us a real scare."
"More than on Norion? I doubt it. Where's my ship? What happened?"
"Take it easy... you blacked out. Fortunately, the BSL ship you were accompanying, was close by when you crashed in that asteroid belt. We brought you here so that we could help you better. What do you remember?"
"I remember... SR388. Talking with you... Wait..." She senses something different.
Her armor. She can feel her helmet... against her hand! That's not normal.
She looks at her hand and sees it's now blue with yellow cut-out prints on parts on her palm and fingers. She lifts her cannon and sees, at it's place, something grafted like an organism where once it was. It looks like her hand has melted with it. She can feel the functions instead of the buttons she controlled inside it to change weapon's settings. Samus glances at her body. The Omega is gone. She's now wearing a skin-tight organic compound over her entire body. "What... WHAT THE FRIGGIN' HECK HAVE YOU DONE TO ME!!?"
She lifts herself from the chair and goes to the nearest mirror, flailing instruments in her way -- they clutter to the ground and the team shifts away. From what's left of the Omega, now, is just her helmet. The rest, blue and yellow, looks like something out of the Space Pirate's Spring catalog. "The Omega!! What have you done to it this time!?" She says, nearly hyperventilating with anger.
While the two other scientists are scared, the one she knows well-enough comes close to her. "Samus, your ship, the Wallnut, BSL reported it's destruction. It crashed against an asteroid. You were ejected. We found you and brought you here. We uncovered the data nestled inside the Chozo database. There was a parasite. It detected you as Chozo... maybe because of your mixed DNA was it more susceptible of attacking you than the ones around you, we can't say. It attacked you. But... you had another DNA. A third strange compound. It's not DNA. Rather, it's beeing red as energy inside parts of your armor... all the way down to your Zero-suit. It's gone now. We don't know what it was, but it seems it has saved you."
Samus turns around and, agressively, faces the scientist, so much so that he takes a step back, intimitated by her tone. "What do you mean. I want answers!!"
"Samus, please, calm down." She takes her head into her hands and start to moan in anger. "Samus, whatever attacked you, it's not the parasite anymore. It was eaten away and consumed by a manifestation of this energy. If you were only human or Chozo, it would have killed you in a matter of minutes. But there was another agent inside your blood. And from what we gathered, it... it was that of Metroids."
"Metroids??" She glares at him with defiance. The name alone alerts her senses.
"Uh... yes. Maybe your past contacts with them brushed off on you. Were you bitten by one in the past? How about on a long period of time?"
Her thoughts go back to Baby. When it gave her back the energy it took from her in the playpen of Tourian2. It must have had given her part of itself with it. The energy stored inside her Shield and self must have melded with her somehow.
"This strange effect saved you somehow, goes on the scientist. And if you would calm yourself and return to your chair so we could do more tests on you, we could see what other vertues the Metroid energy has given you... It could help us get an immunity to the Parasite so we can further our research on SR388..."
"Wait, interrupts Samus. How do you know what Metroid energy looks like? Were you amongst the people to work with it?"
"You're... you're beeing paranoid now. This is all to familiar with people who went through such traumatic experiences..." He backs up, intimidated.
"You are hiding something from me!" She takes the scientist in one hand and pushes him against a wall, his feet off the ground. Another researcher goes to her arm while another one sounds the alarm. "Tell me!! NOW!" She orders.
"Samus, please, you are... choking... me!"
"It's all your fault! The Omega was the last gift of the Chozo to me, and you managed to steal it in my sleep! The Metroids! Where did you see them last!?"
"There are... no more... Metroids... p-p-please!"
The other scientist, a woman, tries to inject her with something, but the needle, although made of titanium, breacks onto the new suit's contact. In a panic, she realizes that there is only one way to save her colleague. "Yes! There are still some left!"
She lessens her grip and turns her head towards her. "Where?"
"I'll tell you where, but please, let him go."
"If you tell her, they'll kill us..." warns the researcher Samus is still holding in her hand.
"If he doesn't, I'll kill you both now." She replies through her teeth. She barely believes these words as they come out of her mouth.
"She is bluffing! Don't say anything!" warns the scientist under her hold.
"I've killed countless times. You'll be no different."
"We're humans... Her Chozo heritage prevents her..."
She squeezes so hard now that the man's face slowly turns red. "This suit was based on a Metroid's energy signature, you say. The Metroid is an energy Predator. I can't guarantee your safety while in IT's hands. It covers my whole body, as you can plainly see. And you did say you were experimenting on it, didn't you... I don't think it likes that."
"A BottleShip!! Screams the woman. BSL station. You helped them. They took on the Thoth's mission. Since they're a private company, the Federation's hold is limited on them. They have excessive knowledge on the Metroids. That's where they took what was left of your Omega armor when you were dying."
"No wonder they didn't invite me to their place." She snarks at the scientist she's holding. She let's go of him and he lands roughly on the floor, at her feet.
At that moment, two soldiers come inside the room with rifles. "Don't move!" They order her.
"I'm done here." She snaps back. "Take these people into custody. They are hiding something about BSL corporation. Something about Metroids. I'm going to investigate. I need a ship."
She gets past the soldiers and head for the nearest hangar. There, she uses a law granting her access to a ship under emergency rule. The Cameleon is one of very few experimental ships that looks as if it has scales and is a deep shade of purple. A ship able to stealth and cover vast distances in a small lapse of time. Commander Marlan is in charge of this project; he is reticent -- to say the least -- to lend one to Samus, nomatter how famous she is, because of the incident with the Red Manta. But under instructions, he does so eventually. She is able to take one with minimal paperwork, but as she is about to get onboard, Marlan runs towards her.
"Samus Aran, whatever you're about to do right now, know that BSL is first and foremost a private corporate station. I was just informed that we lost contact with it's crew about an hour ago. The Federation was about to send in a crew to uncover what's going on, but seeing that you're already boarding a ship and head there, admiral Carland gave permission for you to investigate. Know that if you haven't reported back in 24 hours, a team is on stand-by to launch."
Samus nods, boards the Cameleon and heads to SR388 and BSL station.

During her trip, Samus logs in with all logs from BSL-S1 (station one) and finds out that during her surgery, the research team from the BSL ship left one last batch of creatures from SR388 there -- the ones they already captured. After beeing found, they tried to "administer a remedy by forcing her out of the Omega armor before, out of options, getting her to Federation HQ." So they are likely the ones to have what's left of the Omega.
She is to meet with the Aurora Unit already stationned there, BSL1, and follow it's instructions to better save the crew and it's research. "I hate everything about this mission already..." she grumbles.
She lands on BSL-S1. Already, even before she is out of the Chameleon, the AU communicates with her. "Samus Aran, we have been expecting you, it says. There's been an explosion in the Quarantine Bay. The bay currently stores capsules containing recent samples from SR388 as well as parts of your Omega armor, all contaminated by the X parasite. The cause of this explosion is as yet unclear. Investigate at once."
It shows her the map of the station. The environments of the BottleShip are smaller than the unmarked BottleShip she visited some time ago, but they are more numerous. "The Quarantine Bay is here. Move quickly and quietly. You are still unable to use most of your latent abilities. Don't forget that Samus."
Samus knows that the Zero suit she wears underneath the armor holds the OS for her armors. It seems to her that the suit she now wears took the basic caracteristics of the Omega; the more she moves, the more power it gains. But she can't access a menu from now on. No trigger in her cannon. She has to "think" of what she wants the armor to do, which requires a lot of concentration from her at first. But fortunately, Samus can aquire such an ability in just a few moments by recalling her Chozo training.
"Bio-signs are detected. Be careful". BSL1 tells her once at the navigation room.
The Quarantine Bay is a mess. Already, Samus sees that there has been a great amount of damage here, mostly done by the defense troops -- by trying to defend the station, they did more harm than good. A Hornoad jumps in front of her. Samus shoots it before it can attack, like the one that did when this mess started, but to her surprise, just like the one found on SR388, once beaten, the Hornoad looses all cohesion and transforms into a yellow gelatinous spore that flies in the room. She shoots at it, but the Parasite still comes towards her. Just as it rams into her, Samus sees it dissapear, just like it did through the Omega. This time, nothing happens, except that her energy slightly rose.
"You're... eating the Parasite X, aren't you." she mutters to the suit. "A Metroid-base suit. You're eating those like the Omega ate the energy where I landed. Fair enough. I can deal with this. But don't think of us as friends. The sooner I can get rid of you, the better."
She heads back to the navigation room and, since it's sensors there are malfunctionning, gives it the news. "The specimens brought back by the field team were infected by X parasites. The X can mimic it's prey; any specimen could have hosted it. Before the explosion, a security sensor scanned one...The gelatinous X parasite invades and rapidly reproduces, killing the host creature. They also absorb DNA and use it to mimic the host. You were almost killed by an X infection. Only the Metroid suit saved your life. It seems, as it was discovered, that the Metroids were indeed the predators of the X parasites. You will never be infected by the X parasite again. In fact, by what you're telling me, you can now absorb any free floating X parasite without a host and without even touching them. This station is home to many species... some violent ones. We must keep the X out of the breeding environment at all costs. This is vital, Samus. I am already detecting massive bio-signs in this region. The X are gathering. This may be our chance to exterminate them, but you are only at 10% of battle capacity. Your chance of survival is extremely low. The Federation needs you alive and on duty, Samus... Now get going. I have released the locks on level zero hatches. Look for the blinking hatches."
"I need more weapons!" argues Samus.
A long pause follows before BSL1 replies. "There was some information about the Omega armor kept in the Federation's database. After you were left unconscious on Norion some time during the Phazon war. I will try and find this data for you so your present suit might be able to graft something ressembling them. The OS inside your Zero suit might be able to recognize them. Know that each and every one of your abilities were kept as softwares inside data-storage unit that were made to be opened only under specific orders. The people at the Federation data support will probably be able to open them. Per requests, these cannot be copied a certain amout of times. The speed that they will be able to open one depends on these locks and authorizations. I will make them available to you through the data rooms, from where we received the largest and most secure amounts of data from Federation HQ. There are many of those located throughout the stations. I will begin now requesting these softwares. Head towards the first Data room. One should already be ready for you by the time you get there."
"Who would it thought, thinks Samus. I argued against this precaution when given the PED. I may yet survive because of this."
She heads towards the designated area.

Through an elevator, Samus remembers Adam. The way the AU talks to her reminds her of him. The other Units she met, 242 and 217 weren't as brash as this one. Still, she doesn't let it affect her and reaches the Operation Deck.
There, with the use of the Data station, she can get back the missile replication system inside her arm cannon. It is as BSL1 said: the suit's OS recognizes the software and creates a replicator engine inside her arm. She can feel it squirm and agitate itself, gaining her the opportune measure to create and fire missiles. It's disgusting, as if your sweater was creating a wrist-watch by itself, but quick and painless.
With it, she gets back to her mission. Unfortunately, she finds the elevator stuck. She has to use another way to get back to the target area where the X are gathering.
Through her way, she already meets the crew. Or the X parasite's version of them. They are zombie-like gelatinous monsters that barely ressemble humans, walking like something just learning how to walk and deprived of bones. Their speech is faltered and incoherent. Samus doesn't even feel pity to destroy them -- they are not the crew, but just something that is trying to imitate them.
In the designated room where the AU sent her, she finds an X parasite ressembling none that she encountered before. This one has silver rings floating around a transparent bubble closed around it, and it's four times the size of other Parasites. Furthermore, smaller parasites float around it, as a parent with newborns. Samus fires a first time at it, and sees smaller Parasites separate themselves from it. It's a swarm, or rather a Core-X.
Considering Samus a threat, the Parasite morphs and becomes an Arachnus, a creature she already met on SR388 some months ago. The X adapted it's form and attacks to mere perfection -- it's as if Samus is battling a real Arachnus instead of a viral beeing pretending to be one. When sufficiently weakened, the Core-X takes back it's true form and try to find some energy in it's surroundings for it to take and begin the battle anew under a new form -- the Arachnus form seems to have taken a lot of energy from it, and even more Samus with her attacks. But Samus is able to destroy it's rings and bubble, leaving it defenseless against her suit that immediately devours it and it's younglings.
Suddenly, Samus sees the suit change. It took the ability of the Arachnus to morph into a ball as a talent and adapted it to Samus, using the OS as a template. Samus can now morph back into a ball, the same way a hand can become a fist.
She will not need the Morph engine software from HQ's database, nor have to wait for it.

BSL1 tells her that the X parasite has reached the Breeding Room. All environments have been invaded by the parasites. Sector 1 is a simulation of SR388's environment, and so, the invasion started there. "Take the main elevator, then elevator 1 to that sector. I'm not sure but I think that whoever allowed the X into this ecosystem may yet be responsible for the explosion."

Soon after this information is given to the Player and Samus, she enters the main elevator. Behind her, Samus-X makes it's first appearance.
I will not mention it often at first because I have my own idea of what such an encounter may be.
I do not think either that Navigation rooms are needed throughout my adaptation of the game. Rather, just like 242 and 217, that the AU communicates to Samus by her helmet -- it did so in MP-Corruption, and Samus' helmet is the only thing that was barely transformed by her infection, so why change this.

"Samus, are you alright?" asks the AU once Samus reached the floor separating the areas.
Samus still doesn't like AUs. They remind her too much of MotherBrain. "Why you ask?"
"The top of the elevator was just attacked. You reached this floor just in time. Another few seconds, and you would have been taken by the blast. The main elevator has been rendered useless for now. Some unknown agent is at work. Something very powerfull, certainly not human. I'll report when I know more. Now, listen closely. The X in sector 1 have invaded the atmospheric stabilizers. They must want to alter the environment to their needs. They are already reproducing. Clear all 5 atmospheric stabilizers to stop them."
Samus indeed recognizes Sector 1 as a clear copy of SR388's caverns. Even the rocks here are from the planet, right down to the lichen. She already hears the fans providing air to this section; they are struggling to work accordingly. Samus has to repair them and clear all the funguses that the X parasites have filed them with. The Xs she meets have also transformed themselves into the creatures of SR388, not only Hornoads, but Motos and others.
But what Samus sees next is strange. Some Xs have taken the form of Space Pirates.

Just like the Phazon Ings, I don't believe they realize they are imitations.
But that they took the appearance of the Space Pirates is fascinating. The only moments where they were Space Pirates on SR388 were when they took some for MotherBrain, BEFORE Zero Mission. Since then, only the Thoth went there to collect data and research. Where did they find Space Pirates?
I speculate that there was some DNA of the Space Pirates in the Station.
It was just recently discovered through a process call DNA facial imaging created by Marc Schrieber that only a drop of blood may be necessary to form the face of the man or woman whose blood it is. With the DNA. I imagine the X Parasite just as well be able to create a creature only by absorbing the DNA (source : Popsci.com).

Just as strange, Samus sees that, when she gets ahold of a ladder, may it be from a wall or on the seiling, her cannon collapses around her wrist, liberating her hand if only temporary, so to better let her use her right hand. It's gruesome, but Samus sees it practical and uses it to access areas much faster.
As she reaches a new area, she finds a Chozo statue. It holds another energy cell she knows could be usefull to gain more energy for the shields the Metroid Suit is already fashioning to better protect her. She believes the people from BSL brought it from the planet, and by that they violated the Treaty of Elysia. She is insulted, but chases this thought away -- at this moment, she needs the cell it holds for her own use. But to find it this intact is too big a gift, and Samus is wary. As soon as she approaches it, the statue takes on the form of another Core-X. Samus is able to defeat it, but in a way, is curious to know how exactly did the Parasite know to form such a statue of the Chozo? How did it know this was a way to trick her?
Strangely, the new cell acquired gives her the power to charge her energy beams before firing them. The Metroid Suit has already found this ability within fragments of the software into the OS. The more energy it gathers, the more weapons it can handle and create for her. It's working for her as an intelligence.
"Creepy, but practical..." she thinks.
Once her mission complete, BSL1 contacts her again. "Samus, it seems many Xs have already made it to other areas. In particular... Sector 2 (TRO), the tropical habitat, shows abnormalities. I suspect the X entered this area with the help of our unseen saboteur. He or She may be in TRO right now. Samus, I need you to get over there. We need to put an end to this."

As she reaches TRO, the AU goes on by saying : "I have learned the identity of our mysterious saboteur... Samus, it's an X mimicking you. I have named it the SA-X." It shows her the Omega armor moving by itself in front of a security camera. Samus feels betrayed. The Omega armor, with something inside that recognizes her as herself, is using her greatest gift against this facility. Her worst fear come true; somebody else than her using the Omega towards an evil end. This is exactly why Adam registered the Wallnut and the Omega under the Treaty of Elysia. The X, seeing that Baby's energy and DNA inside her protected her from it's infection, hid inside the Omega and used a part of her DNA obtained to create this clone of herself, along with Chozo DNA, to better fool the Omega to accept her as it's user.

I like to think that, in time, it forgot why it was created and started to act as if it was the real Samus.

"In all likelyhood, the SA-X came from the capsule containing your infected suit parts. It used a PowerBomb to escape the Quarantine Bay. That explosion breached the capsule containing all the infected specimens that started this disaster. The SA-X is our biggest worry right now."
"I'm going to destroy it and take back what's mine... Where is it." She grits.
"Hold on, Lady. The SA-X is mimicking you at full power. You can't face it right now. If you see the SA-X, run. Don't think about fighting it. With the Metroid Suit, you're vulnerable to cold, an expected side-effect. You can be frozen and destroyed by an IceBeam. The SA-X has an IceBeam. So for now, stay away."
"What if I..."
"I repeat. For now, stay away. If you see it, just. run. That's an order."
She sighs.
"HQ says they have the Bomb software ready for you in the data room. It's right there, on the screen. But it's in a room locked by a level 1 hatch. You'll have to go to the nearest security room and unlock it from there. But per safety protocols, it's not marked on the map. You'll have to find it on your own. So, first, find the Security room and unlock level 1 hatches. Then get to the room and get that Bomb software."

Samus begins her exploration.
Not only does she finds creatures from SR388 in TRO, but also creatures from the dephts of Zebes, which indicates that these people didn't limit themselves to SR388 to fill these environments. She meets creatures that the X took themselves upon to imitate, such as the Zoro worm, Dessgeegas and Sidehoppers.
TRO looks a lot like Crateria, but with greater amounts of vegetation, like that of the jungles of Bryyo. Samus is easily able to access the security room and gain a Level 1 access for herself. Once this is done, she gets back from HQ the ability to produce bombs with the MorphBall.
But through her exploration, she meets another Core-X. This one is blue and red and as it sees Samus, it turns into a creature she only saw near the Alambic cluster. The Alambic created a creature ressembling this. It's like a bowling pin that hops while devoided of legs. This one is a Zazabi, and it uses it's sheer weight to hop over it's prey and crush them until there's nothing left put a creamy bloody paste for itself. As such, it accidentally creates a great amount of nutriments for nearby vegetation as well -- the planet where it originally comes from it one big giant jungle. It has a twenty feet tall semi-transparent body through which Samus can see it's inner-organs. One giant eye, five tendrils over it's head and it's mouth is located under it's spring-like foot. The parasite chose well to take on such a form to attack her.
As Samus absorbs the new swarm, her suits adapts it's hability to jump very high and creates it's own version of the HighJump and JumpBall.
As she tries to get back to the elevator leading out of this area, she finds the door destroyed and the way barred by a great amount of debris. SA-X, no doubt, is near. As she gains access to a ventilation shaft, she hears footsteps walk through the hallway under her. Through the grill, she can see the aforementionned SA-X. Her Omega armor walks slowly through the corridor. "That's MY armor..." she thinks, looking longly at it as it exits this part of the section through a hatch. She waits until it is gone to do the same.

On the other side, you may recognize something else. Not from Metroid 3, but rather Other M.
Those wasps that look as if trapped inside a cocoon of it's own making, slowly pulsating. Other M showed something similar, don't you think. Could it be the Zebesian Kihunters? I can only imagine that if they are so, we will see them in the future.
The Kagos, those pockets of lice that looks like sponges, even grow taller when Samus approaches. That means that the SA-X is adapting itself to organisms from Zebes, but is also able to replicate it's own cells to grow to this size. Which means it possesses the ability to multiply itself by itself. IT can probably still spawn Zebesian Lices of all shapes and sizes.
Thus, Samus can acquire more energy just by crossing them with her Metroid Suit, gaining more energy than just finding EnergyTanks. By this, I mean that, at first, I speculated that Samus' armors, the Alpha and the Omega, create energy through kinetic energy. The more she moves, the more the armor is able to trap energy on an atomic level surrounding her. This energy is converted inside her suit for her cannon, shields, motors (jump engine), replication (air, bombs, Powerbombs), and more. The Metroid Suit gathers energy from the Parasites it encounters.
I cannot except that in a real concept there would be EnergyTanks, Missiles, SuperMissiles, PowerBombs laying around for her exclusive use all around the galaxy -- the Chozos went to many places, but still, let's be real. It's a game, so I understand why they're there. But I am not narrating a game here. I'm adapting it into my own vision if ever I were to adapt it into a story.
I prefer to imagine that there are MANY MANY X Parasites all around the station. Samus is just absorbing them, some so small she can't even see them. So this way, her cannon can produce more missiles, SuperMissiles, PowerBombs and more energy for her shields.
That said, back to the story...

BSL1 comminicates with her once more : "Samus, we've got trouble... Releasing the security lock might've been a bad idea. The SA-X has invaded the water environment in sector 4 (AQA) with thousands of X. With the blue hatches active, the SA-X slipped in easily. It has taken more damage than expected. We can't rule out that the X has a high degree of intelligence. What a fascinating creature..."
"It's a ruthless killer..." thinks Samus. "With my Omega, there's no saying on the devastation it could do. But you wouldn't understand."
"... But I digress. This sector is home to a very large creature the researchers called Serris."
"I know it. It's native of SR388."
"By contemplating the amount of destruction, no doubt that the SA-X freed it. I don't know why yet. It's an important specimen, but you have been authorized to eliminate it. If you don't, it may invade other sectors and flood them. Head to the Breeding room; it has been known to return there periodically. And be careful, some power nodes have brocken, electrifying the water. And I can't shut them down from here."
The AQA sector reminds Samus of Maridia and the hydro-dynamo station of Aether, because it has just about the same amount of creatures of Zebes that the X infested while the walls and apparels are much like that of an aquarium like that of Aether -- althought built by human hands. Samus evades the pools where electricity runs on the surface like snakes and eliminates Xs that have taken the form of Scicers and Skulteras. Moving under water without the Antigravity suit is extremely hard, and the Suit isn't able yet to adapt to it, and so part of her exploration isn't done at speeds she would like. If ever SA-X would catch up to her in such an environment, she would be doomed.
While visiting a hidden area, Samus finds a large aquarium where she discovers bones belonging to a creature whose features are reminescent of the Serris. She calls the AU. "How many Serris does this station have?"
"One. Why?"
"No reason." But Samus now knows that the Serris she will be fighting isn't a real one. It's an X.
She soons encounters the monster, and it's just as fast as it's original namesake. And once aggravated, it's even faster, capable of reaching supersonic speeds. It jumps over her head, dives in the pool located under her feet, while trying to scratch Samus with it's scale by coming in close against her. Samus feels the Metroid Suit on her skin agitated; it want's to adjust itself to it's speed, but is unabled to yet.
Still, Samus is able to defeat the Serris-X and, once it's core eaten by her suit, she suddenly acquires the SpeedBooster back, just as the ShineSpark.

Have you notices that the Player, or Samus, with the Metroid Suit, is able to destroy these little critters ressembling turtles with three spikes on their backs? These are Owtches, and they were indestructible at this stage when Samus went to Zebes. That means that the present cannon she holds is different than her past blaster, and Samus may have noticed it too. I've taken this into account when writing this adaptation. A part B to her that was missing after Metroid 3 that's needed for the MetroidHyperBeam.

While she's in this part of the sector, Samus finds the Pump control and with it, she is able to lower the water level in some areas -- if her suit isn't still able to adapt to water, or God forbid she finds herself stuck in a corner and facing SA-X, she wants to be sure to have the best chances to escape. By doing this, not only is she now able to access more areas, but also take out the water where electric nodes have burst, disabling the risks of electrocution for herself.
While on the prowl, Samus finds herself destroying some Xs. But to her amazement, the Parasite, once returned to it's natural form, doesn't necessarily flee, but finds another one and feeds itself to it, thus giving it more power. One assimilates itself onto another one that took the form of a Sciser, augmenting it to the form of a Golden Sciser, something she never saw on Maridia but nonotheless saw in some data catalog when she was little. Once it's true form revealed, the X will rather sacrifice itself in front of it's ennemy and let another one of it's own take it as to let it have a better change defeating this ennemy. This is a strange mentality for the Parasite, and she takes good note of it.
The AU, who saw her fight against the Serris, and saw it transform into a Core-X, contacts her eventually. "So, the Serris had been infected by the X as well... And as a result, it seems you're regained another ability. At this rate, you may be able to confront the SA-X."
"Don't sound so dissapointed..." mutters Samus.
"That is still ways off... Now listen. HQ has more support data. This time, it's missile upgrade data. You desperately need this, but the Data room here is sealed with a level 4 lock, the highest security seal. Let's avoid opening sensitive areas unless it's necessary. Also, the route to sector 2's Data room is blocked by more of SA-X activity. I denote a deliberate activity pattern, as if it's blocking you're recovery intentionally. It looks as if your best option for this download is in Sector 3 (PYR). Head over there."
Samus thinks along the way. PYR. That sounds like fire. With the Omega armor, she would switch it to the Varia suit. Will the Metroid Suit be able to adapt itself to these temperatures?
The AU contacts her as soon as she arrives there. "Samus, it seems the SA-X hasn't reach this area yet. But the Data room here is sealed by another security hatch. In order to access the data room, you have to find the security room first and activate level 2 hatches. Althought this might let SA-X and other X parasites into this sector, but we are left with no other choice. Your recovery is our main goal."
"So you do care..." sarcastically mutters Samus.
It shows her the location. "Be on the look-out. There are very violent organisms here. And avoid the ultra-heated rooms; your suit might not be able to endure such high temperatures here. The Federation is searching for the Varia option in their secured database as we speak."
Samus is able to find a hidden passage to the Security room where she unlocks level 2 locks. But as soon as she does this, X parasites come barging into the area. They take on the form of Dessgeegas, Halzyn and Sovas. Funes, dragon heads on the walls, decorate this area as well, a security bio-organic creature found on most places visited by the Chozos, except these take on a new form with the X; their necks stretches out to greater lenghs to catch Samus and crush her between their teeth instead of shooting hot plasma at her. The Nahime. "Very violent indeed." she thinks.
She acquires the SuperMissiles in record time, but as she exits the Data room, an explosion rocks the area. She exits and notices outside that hatches and floors have been blown apart where once she stood. SA-X is here.
But as she tries to escape the area, once again, it is shook with a series of what she believes are footsteps. She reconsiders -- it may not yet be the Omega armor trying to scare her. She has to know, and she goes to investigate. But the creature that is behind this ruckus is equipped with many sensors and detects her immediately upon approaching.
It's some sort of tank. It moves with six heavy-duty feet and is equipped with incendiary charges which it blasts from it's central core. Samus cannot reach it's center part unless by holding onto a railing system on the seiling and attacking it from above. It's the B.O.X.. It's a stubborn mechanical menace and she has a hard time keeping it away from her. As she destabilizes it with missiles, she sees through cracks that it has a brainbox inside. As Samus is just about ready to give it the final blow, it jumps trough the seiling and dissapears. It feared her.
Samus runs after it, but all she finds are Sidehoppers. It escaped her, for now.
"It's a rogue security robot, informs her BSL1. You may destroy it if you encounter it again. Your safety is vital. But as to your security brief, sector 5 and 6 are now open to you. That means that those sectors have likely been infiltrated by Xs. They are much harder to stop than we initially suspected. Sector 5 (ARC) is Sub-zero..."
"My new suit may not like it."
"Indeed. You will likely suffer damage the moment you set foot inside there. Avoid Sector 5 for now, but in the meantime, HQ is working on finding a way to send you the Varia software. Once we have the transmission, you can download it, but the X already destroyed all the Data rooms you have used so far. I no longer doubt their capacity for critical thought. You'll have to use the Data room in the night habitat, sector 6 (NOC)."

But once Samus is gone, the AU gets a transmission from an unknown source. "Does Samus suspect anything?" it asks.
"No, I do not think so." replies the AU.
"Good. Monitor her closely."
"Affirmative. Out."

It is my thinking that this is from the CEO of BSL.
He wanted to capture the Omega Suit and sell it to the Federation. So now, he counts on her to disable the X inside it. The best way to steal it after that is to give her a scare -- hence why the AU tells her there are 10 SA-X in the vicinity at one moment. But if she is too strong, she might destroy it, so they are counting on her to fragilize the SA-X, and not destroy it. That's why when Samus acquires abilities through her absorbtion of Core-Xs, BSL1 becomes nervous. They did not count on the Metroid Suit to become more powerfull than the Omega when at full strenght. If so, Samus might become even more powerfull and to catch her could become even more difficult.

To be continued in the next part.
SJD
How I see Samus Aran's story
By SJD764
Prologue.

Hello.
I am a very big fan of Samus Aran, and if you are too, you may very well saw how there are different interpretations of Samus Aran throught the Metroid Games and manga. There is so much in fact that one can come to all sorts of conclusions when it comes to her story -- from where she starts to where in fact she was last seen.
It's been 30+ years now that Samus Aran and the Metroids exists and Nintendo barely (if not at all) mentionned this fact. Sadenning for such fans like myself. I admit it, she is my favorite female superhero.
I decided to share my fandom of Samus by writing what I believe is her story according to what I've red, saw and concluded throughout the years.
Of course, I like to mention that I do not own Samus Aran or Metroid, so if Nintendo is reading this, please don't sue. This is merely a "thing" I decided to do as some sort of book report and to see if some other fans of this series might share my opinions and ideas.
Of course, I invite anybody to partake in this interpretation and write in their own ideas. The main goal here is to come up with a more concrete storyline while taking notice of the one that already exists.
But two points before I start:
1) English is not my first language.
2) There will be spoilers.
Enjoy the read.

Part 24 - MB

As she boards the elevator, she now believes, like Adam, that the Deleter (or traitor) is amongst those who did not answer his hails. Her saw Maurice's body, just like Lyle. He knows as well as her that if the others didn't come, that means they are probably all dead. That he is now in danger as well as she is. She tries to call back to him, but all she gets is static.
Could he be behind these assassinations? That would explain the times he did not answer.
As she enters the main section, she sees a trooper head for Section 1. Without giving herself away, she follows him through the jungle. Up the Chozo Cyrlic tree, to a room where she once crossed a bridge. The traitor (or Deleter) has retracted the bridge from the other end and sabotaged the system on her end, making it even harder for herself to follow him. He knows of her. He knows she needs a good long clearing to use the ShineSpark.
She looks at the space she must now traverse. No Suspension units. Since Adam is unreachable, she has no choice. "Any objections, Adam?" she says, almost sarcastically, while turning on the SpaceJump and SkrewAttack. With these, she can reach the other end.
She follows the trail to a deserted computer room. She proceeds with caution until she sees a terminal turning itself on -- probably proximity detectors. Samus tries to consult it's database, but no code that she knows of belonging to the Federation seems to work. During her trials, a door slides open nearby and the young woman crossed earlier in the Cryosphere emerges. She is shocked to see Samus and runs away again, back into the room she came from.
"I'm not a member of the Galactic Federation, explains Samus calmly through the door. I came here because I intercepted the distress call. I'm a bounty hunter, and I know someone or something is after you. Please, you must believe me."
Eventually, after a short pause, the doors open. "Thank you, says the hunter. I'm Samus Aran. What's your name?"
She hesitates before answering "Madeline... Bergman."
She comes back into the room and eventually explains this BottleShip's function. "Behind close doors, the Galactic Federation was trying to create a special-forces unit composed of Bio-Weapons. In order to make it happend, they were attempting to create an organization modeled after the Space Pirates, with the Zebesians at the center."

Again, this is debatable. Zebesians... which Zebesians? The Cybers attacking them look nothing like the Space Pirates. But they do have Chozo features. MotherBrain does have Chozo information in her. But so do the Space Pirates.
Enough to make a clone?
Probably not.
But remember the SaveStations I talked about on K2L? I mentionned that they were able to help the Chozo attain immortality. That they were willing to share parts of this technology to the humans in the future, but for now, reserved their use for their students on K2L. If the Space Pirates were able to get back Ridley in the wreckage of K2L, so did the Federation. They arrived to get the SaveStations... which contain all the necessary science to reconstitute a Chozo if ever he or she would be gravely endangered by some accident.
But the Chozo didn't use the SaveStations on K2L to their entire body and mind, for fear of bending the morals of their teachings in front of their students. So I believe there wasn't enough DNA material to compose an entire Chozo. Straings were missing.
The Federation knew of the casualties on K2L. They knew the devastation. That's because they went there. They didn't find any corpses because Ridley ate them all and kept their heads as trophies. But why leave when they had the SaveStation science at their disposal? I imagine those stations built with Chozo technology, and as such, quite sturdy.
But also damaged.
Still, there wasn't enough in there to recompose the Chozo DNA. But there was enough technology there to study and create a soldier that, if it found death on the battlefield, with these SaveStations, just like Samus, could return to the battlefield.
BUT, we all know, the Chozo are a peacefull race. They abandonned the concept of war a long time ago. So there is no way for the research team or anybody working for the Federation to convince any Chozo clone, even with amnesia, to fight. So the solution resides in not cloning Chozos, but mutants. A Chozo creature with the brain of Space Pirates -- which they had enough of with the prisonners of the Space Pirates homeworld.
Think of the Cybermen in Doctor Who lore.
This is likely the dream MotherBrain2 wanted to attain with Ridley and Kraid. But they lacked the numbers and technology to do so -- there is a limit on how far you can clone. The more you clone, the more flawed the clone is.
And wouldn't you know it, Ridley has both Chozo DNA, highly modified to augment himself, AND can control Space Pirates.
In their mind, he becomes not only a subject for their tests, but also the best general one could think of, able to control their soldiers without any interference whatsoever.
But by cloning him, they made a mistake...

"But, because of a certain... presence, the lifeforms became ferocious. We were no longer able to control them."

Samus thinks about Ridley. As would I, but Ridley was still a not-so-innocent baby when the team arrived. He was like that when the devastation commenced.
So this is nothing more than a battle of wits. With on one end MB and on the other Ridley.
MB could have remembered that her autority could have been endangered when commanding the Cyber-Chozos. She recognized Ridley by it's DNA when analysing LittleBirdie. She would want to kill it, along with the idea of making it a telepathic Commander. But the research team would be against this idea, saying. "But it's so cute and innocent!!"
That's one of the reasons she acted the way she did.
Samus must know that Ridley was too small to influence the lifeforms. But it could have been the second one to be born here. The first one could have been deemed way to violent after all the DNA extractions they put him through and so was put to death (or froze and given to BSL station), but not before enraging the Cyber-Chozos to act in his place, making himself a martyr.
That is how they knew that Ridley was agitating the Cybers. That they needed something to overpower him. That's what MB was for.
And the SaveStations Samus encounters are for THEM, not her. Still, she is able to use it for herself.

"So you sent out that distress signal even though it could endangered your life?" asks Samus.
"I had to. I felt there was a real danger here. That if left as is, the Zebesians Cybers would continue to evolve and ressurect as real Space Pirates."
Already, Samus sees some holes in her story.
She sees that the Cyber-Chozos attacks are too well organized... while Ridley was still a baby.
Finally, why did the Federation members, with all their power, didn't send missiles to destroy this ship? Why send a Deleter?
When she shares her thoughts with the young girl, she explains : "Actually... " she hoists herself up, as if sitting on a coil spring. "There was an even more dangerous plan... Come with me."
She brings her onto the computer she was using before Samus came in and begins typing some codes. The words "Metroid project" appear on screen, making Samus jump with both fear and anger. "Wait a minute... The Metroids were terminated along with Zebes, and before that on SR388." Not to mention other places Samus can think of where she met those creatures; in the wreckage of the GFS Valhalla, Tallon IV, Aether, Skytown and the Space Pirates Homeworld.
"You're Samus Aran, right? Implements Madeleine. The one who annihilated the Space Pirates?"
"In some facilities, yes, but I can't take all the credit." mutters Samus -- she doesn't want to take pride in massive genocide... again.

This is where the story takes a turn I find difficult to accept. Even if canon.
It is suggested that the DNA left on Samus' suit is responsible for all these clonings. All the creatures that she met were imprinted on her armor.
Please. Everytime that Samus desintegrates her armor, when it goes back into the Zero Suit, I like to imagine that all traces of blood, mucus or anything resulting from her altercations with any ennemy at all, will desintegrate. The heat that radiates from her shield when going into ShineSpark alone can leave no trace of DNA on her armor. The idea that you can recreate an entire deceased creature from only a drop of it's blood on Samus' armor... maybe a strand, but an entire creature completely? Even in science-fiction, I have trouble dealing with that.
Sure, she was taken right after Zebes exploded. Her suit was drenched with blood samples. But this, to me, is pure exageration.
And she blames the scientist who gave her suit a good polish to make her presentable.
Hrm! Let me offer another explanation...

"I know there's a special division that was assigned to follow you around from a beacon hidden in your ship, as with other exploration missions. The places you went, a team was sent to take samples of creatures you encountered whenever possible, along with other ships belonging to the Federation that were sent to far away planets. A sample was sent to two places; for scientific research, and for safekeeping. A medical division was partially privatized and the contract given to a company called BSL."
Samus helped these scoundrels without even knowing it. Just like many explorers.
"I fought Ridley, she says. Where did they find him?"
"At first, no one thought that the creature was Ridley. They didn't think it had potential as a Bioweapon at all. They raised it as a pet and called it "Little Birdie" Until one day, it attacked one of the researchers and got away. Ridley had played dead and lured the scientist into his cage. What was left, it was a horrible sight."

But they didn't have time to recapture the Birdie, nor dispose of the corpse? Not even a bodybag?
This is a lie.

"But in order to control Metroids, you need MotherBrain's telepathy." argues Samus. Realizing that they went as far as to clone Ridley, a horrible thought enters her mind. "You don't... You didn't re-create a clone of Mother-Brain, did you?!"
Madeleine smiles. "It's artificial intelligence. We developped an AI program that would reproduce MotherBrain's thought processes. We called it MB."
"But it was just a program. It wasn't the mother herself, right?"
"MB evolved as it communicated with the Metroids. Much like the original MotherBrain. We used brain frequencies to control the Metroids... to a degree."
Samus believes this BottleShip is slowly starting to become MotherBrain2's dream world. Her best chance, before destroying Ridley, was to destroy their ultimate weapons, the Metroids. "Where are the Metroids and MB?"
"They're in an area called Sector Zero. It's a section that doesn't appear in any of our map data."

This is interesting.
It's as if the BottleShip WAS, at first, designed as a scientific and Research heaven. To better gather as much information as possible from every living creature in the universe. But eventually, it was decommissioned. Somebody hid it's decommission to better use it for a project that could "save troopers lives on the battle field by replacing it with enhanced soldiers." Since Samus didn't want to share neither the Alpha or the Omega armor, they did the next best thing.
But the same people that were behind this project were lied to by another minority that gathered Metroids. A lie hidden inside a lie. How clever.

"It's a place like Tourian, where we propagate and raise Metroids."
Samus comes to the realization that the weapons in Sector Zero was a plan B if ever plan A, which was to raise an army of Cyber-Chozos, ever faltered or considered a useless strategy. There was still the Metroids. They would kill every ennemy lifeform and spare the technology; a better use than an atom bomb which would leave nothing behind.
"That's why they didn't trash everything with missiles, she thinks. They have too much to lose. Adam appeared too soon. It's as if he wanted a chance to catch them red-handed. My arrival could have disrupted more than Adam's arrival. I'm still worth too much for them." She turns to the young girl. "Madeline, thanks for telling me all this. I have to destroy the Metroids and MB in Sector Zero. You, have to remain hidden."
Madeline gets up and looks at Samus, as if she wants to tell her something. Instead, a little smile comes to her lips. Samus considers this nervousness. "Don't worry. The Galactic Federation CO who's here now will help you." She brings her hand to the young girl's shoulder. "You're safe."
"Does that CO happen to be commander Adam Malkovich?" she asks. She shows her that Adam Malkovich authorized the research in Sector Zero, which drives a nail through Samus' heart.
She knows Adam to be an advocate of life. He would have become a fine Chozo trained ambassador if ever K2L's project was still alive. But to have saved Metroids while they were so dangerous if kept alive brings Samus into distrust.
Could it be why he was so cold towards her? Why he was so permissive and was the first one to arrive here? This makes Samus think that she was right to believe that he was working with the traitor. That she can't reach him now; he is taking some measures to capture her without killing her -- it can only be that.
"I can't believe that he's here." says Madeline, lowering her head.
Samus brings up her own conclusions. She cannot trust Adam, and so can't herself. Not for the time beeing at least. "Stay here until I get back."
She leaves the lab and heads to Sector Zero.

As she heads to the Main Sector's elevator, the Rhedogian reappears and tries to ram it's horns against her. Samus now has her shield to almost full strenght and can use that to her advantage. This time, she manages to finally kill it. With it's death, she is able to recycle the energy of it's desintegration to use the Splitter or SeekerMissiles.

She takes the main elevator to Sector 2 and from there, finds the hidden doorway to Sector Zero.
On her way though, she senses the floor shift and suddenly, the gravity pull is inversed, making everything upside-down around her. She has to proceed through this gravity mess, and just as worst, further down the line, the gravity turns to normal, but five times Gs than normal, making it so Samus can hardly run.
"Clearly, MB knows what I'm doing and is now trying to stop me, she thinks. But maybe... somebody else..."

Althought Samus would suspect Adam at this point, I think it's MB.
But still, the creatures here do not find it so hard to walk and move through this, which begs the question : was this sector always like this? If you think about it, there are planets with gravity much different than that of Earth. Take the moon for instance, where gravity is 17% that of the Earth. So if you weigh 200 pounds on Earth, you will weigh 34 pounds on the Moon (Source whatifoundouttoday). Because of it's size and weight compared to Earth. These Bio-weapons could have been tested in environments with various gravity pulls. But MB use this system against anybody that could come in Sector Zero not only by putting in some Geemers, Baristutes, FG-1000 drones, Cyclaws and Kyratians in the way, but also messing up the gravity. These creatures, that were already tested for such environments (except the drones) were left there because they could adapt well enough to it.
And while I have your attention, let's talk about the Nightmare.
As I mentionned in an earlier part, I believe when humankind will eventually reach deep space and faster-than-light travel, this will necessitate a heafty dose of calculations and a supercomputer (HAL9000?). Before the Chozo gave them the technology to develop Aurora Units, I believe that humankind used the Nightmare as a living computer boosted with drugs. But since a child can learn easier and faster than an adult, the alien brain inside the Nightmare computer is that of a baby alien -- this fact was hidden to the most ethical groups. But the Nightmare computer has something that the Aurora Unit doesn't have: it's not linked through a network.
313 was the first of it's kind, but since the BottleShip in this game is quite bigger than the Valhalla and much older, I believe it had to evade the use of an Aurora Unit to escape detection. Thus a Nightmare was used.
When Samus approached it, MB stop supplying it with it's drugs to keep it functionning properly and it went berserk. Once awaken, it attacked the one person it deigned responsible for this, which at the time was Samus.
Back to it, then...

As she comes to the end of this area, she reaches a new one where a Nightmare Computer is suspended above the floor in a silo. "Clever." Thinks Samus. She hops to the highest door when suddenly, the Nightmare is taken off it's meds and awakens. The door locks itself and Samus, if she is to bypass it, has no choice but to attack the monster.
It shoots plasma waves at Samus, bubbles of concentrated photons and runs at her like a bullet train, but Samus is able to evade most of it's attacks. In the end, it's mask breacks and the alien child reveals itself inside, green skinned and six-eyed, crying and yelling it's hissy-fit until it falls onto the deeper floor where it crawls and scream before finally coming to a screeching halt.
The door now unlocked, Samus goes through it. Just as she is passed it, the BottleShip is shaken with a tumultuous roar. Samus stops dead in her tracks. "What...? We're moving...!" she guesses, before finally arriving at the elevator for this sector.
On the other floor, she follows a great hallway much like a curve towards her right. It's heavily lit and a great distance from the rest of the facility, as if for a precautionnary measure. At the end, another hallway, this one much less aesthetic, is decorated with heavy pipes and conduits the size of buildings or that of a dwarf city. A heavy door a the end is where most of the pipes lead to. The place definitely looks like the behind-the-scene parts of Sector 2.
Knowing that she is about to be facing Metroids, Samus advances with caution.
Halfway through, she is surprised by a Metroid, very much like that of Baby. She is startled and backs away, but instinctively, recalls the moment she met Baby some weeks ago. It too wasn't dangerous, and so she waits to see what it will do as well.
But the moment she is about to reconsider, a blast from behind her renders her armor useless. It shuts itself off and Samus falls to the ground. At that moment, she barely has time to turn around and look at her assailant that the Metroid dashes against her to suck away her energy. A heavy second blast comes from behind her as well and turns the creature to a block of ice. It falls on the ground and breaks into pieces.
Adam's voice comes to her ears, asking if she can her him. "I read you loud and clear... Adam." she says, out of breath, looking up at the man who attacked her. Adam Malkovich, with reproche.
(from this point, I made my own version of the story, turning Samus into a better investigator and a tad more ruthless)
"I trained you to not fall victim to such moments of hesitation, says Adam."
"Me, I... You attacked me... Answers Samus, still dazed. Why?"
He shows her a portable EMP, it's cannon still smoking for the great amount of firepower it gave moments ago."I'm not in liberty to excuse myself. Anyways, this weapon has been rendered useless now. It's powerpack was blown the moment it set it to maximum. Enough to go through your shields. So you'd see for yourself." he pushes the weapon away like a piece of scrap.
Samus is getting angry. "See what? What did you do?"
He looks at the door. "You know what lies up ahead. The Metroids and the artificial intelligence that controls them. The fruit of the Galactic Federation's twisted project."
"Yes... And you're going to stop me?"
"Quite the contrary. I would like nothing more than to let you go through those doors and finish them off. But, you can't destroy these Metroids. Sector Zero Metroids likely can't be frozen. Their vulnerability to cold has been overcome through genetic manipulation, something the Chozo would have been against, surely -- they gave it this weakness so better to exterminate them if they were to become a menace. I think these were built if ever a potential ennemy was to hide on a frozen planet, like some Alambic tribes and Lords of Science on Bryyo did once. If that's true, then there's no way you can destroy them. Nor I for that matter."
"But that baby earlier... you were able to freeze it!"
"True. My guess is that it was because it was still at a larval stage. But I had to make sure. One thing is for certain, they are definitely propagating Metroids. Developping Bio-weapons to this degree of irresponsability is obviously a countdown to self-extinction. The Metroids are the greatest weapons, and you were right to ask for their genocide. At first, I was against it. And I hated you for it. How could you, a child of the Chozo, turned a blind eye to their teachings. I thought I would have to be the one to remind you of what they stood for. But now, as the mystery of this place unfolds, I truly believe that you were right, and I... regret not taking your side earlier."
He turns to what's left of the Metroid. "To develop a creature with an obvious and well-known weakness is counter-productive. It's hard to imagine the military mass-producing defective weapons. Then again, none of this makes any sense. Again, you were wyse to suggest their mass extinction. And now, since Phazon is no more, and since no one has the technology to defeat them, Metroids cannot be allowed to exist. Especially these."
"Hang on, Adam. You're going to explain to me why you're credited as the creator of the Metroid military program report."
"I wasn't. I received a request to write the report from Galactic Federation headquarters. In that report, I outlined the potential dangers of using Metroids as weapons, and why it shouldn't be attempted. HQ listened. But a small group within the Federation co-opted my report for it's own purposes. When I declared myself against the extermination of Metroids on SR388, I was deigned troublesome to the people who are behind this program. In all likelyhood, this is retaliation from their part. The traitor amist my crew was probably leaving me for last until you came and altered his plans. I suspect he was the one to scramble our comms in order to make you suspect my implication in all of this. Know that KG's lifesigns have been untraceable for a while. Since you found Maurice and Lyle, and we both know that it's not Anthony, better to assume that if you find James, don't leave him out of your sight.
Samus, you'll be fully recovered soon. I cannot ask you to follow me in Sector Zero. I have several other missions for you. This facility appears to be on an intercept course with Galactic Federation HQ. If what Madeline Bergman said is correct, there's a possibility that this is the first attempt from MB for a full attack against the Galactic Federation. One way or another, may it be by Metroids or Cyber-Chozos, an attack is clearly imminent. You have to find a way to divert the ship off it's current itinerary. I've located a survivor in room MW, towards the rear of the Bioweapons Research Center. Whoever it is will be a key witness in the investigation that will follow, and along with Madeline Bergman, you will need all the help you can get. "
"What do you mean?"
"Samus, Madeline Bergman accused me. She's the director and may try to protect herself from the creators of this project's wrath behind my name. As such, she is not to be considered as an ally. Once this is done, secure the survivors safety and defeat Ridley, so he can't use the Cybers. He's as much of a threat than the Metroids."
He's about to leave her but Samus is now able to lift herself up and, clumbsily, confronts him. "That's not good enough. You still haven't told me what you're planning to do about the Metroids in Sector Zero."
"Leave it to me. I'll deal with this place."
"That's bull! You have a plan to deal with Metroids that can't be frozen?"
"Sector Zero has a self-destruct protocol. If the sector receives a significant amount of damage, the unit is programmed to detach itself and self-destruct. A powerfull explosion will eliminate the Metroids and MB without leaving a trace."
"And... you decided, all on your own, that you were the best man for such a job..."
"Samus, I can't battle Ridley. You did so on more than one occasion. Unlike you, I'm no galactic savior. I'm too human, flaws and all. But I can save you. You don't have much time. We both need to get started on our respective missions. Be aware that the traitor might still be out there. " He marks a pause before saying. "I'm sorry for getting a little rough with you. Know that I was only trying to slow you down so better to find out the truth for myself while keeping you away from all of this. The Galactic Federation is far from perfect, but if you look hard enough, there are good people in it, and I don't want you to stop looking for them. You're already alone as it is. Good luck, Samus. Godspeed."
Samus is stricken with disbelief and sadness to realize what's happening. She remembers the last time she saw Adam. She made things even worst by bombarding him to let her go save Ian. She refuses to make it worst once more and stands her ground as best she can, just like she and the other troopers from their team when receiving orders, just before they were sent out, althought her legs are shaking. She leaves him enter Sector Zero. She wants to say something, as the doors close on him, but she can barely find the proper words to say.
Adam sees this; Samus was always the quiet type, and even now, she doesn't know what to say. Too much time spent on her own did this to her. He helps her out one last time by turning around and looking at her from the window. "No objections, right lady?"
Samus gains her composure and gestures the "thumbs down." -- to the death.
As the doors lock, she knows Adam will start firing momentarily. "No time to grieve his death, she thinks. Adam, thank you. Leave the rest to me." She calls back the Omega armor and races back to the elevator as to not be sucked out into space when Sector Zero will detach itself.
It does so as she is running, while Cyber-Chozos fill the area to attack them. They are oblivious to the fact that they are standing in a room where the vacuum of space will be perillous to them. As such, when sectors of the hallways detach themselves, they are pulled into the void with them. Samus has to turn on the Antigravity suit from her armor to best let her boots attach themselves to the surface and get out before two giant doors seal the hallway once and for all.
She heads to the Main Sector.

With the Antigravity function shielding herself, she knows that the gravity traps will now have no effect on her. But as she passes through the computer room where she fought the Nightmare, the creature awakens once more and attacks her from the ground this time. Samus now fights it's erratic moves and cries of anger as best she can. She finally is able to destroy the monster before going through the other rooms.
From the Main Sector, she goes back to Sector 1, then back to where she last met Madeline Bergman.

In a cut-scene, we see Ridley, still reflecting and recuperating from his last ordeal with Samus before something big attacks him, leaving him into an empty husk further on the game.
I would imagine him raming his fist against the doors, telling MB not to leave him like this. Telling her he wants another chance against Samus. MB would tell him : "You're predecessors didn't. They all had one chance, and failed. You're no good to me now. All you're good for now is food."
As Samus comes closer, it is still a mystery to me that the FG-1000s are still firing at her. The creature still attack her, that's a given, but the Defense Drones, I mean, can't they be controled not to after a while?

When Samus arrives at the computer room, she does not find MB, but does find the corpse of another trooper. James Pierce. The one she suspected most of all of beeing the Deleter. Killed with extreme force. At least she won't have to deal with him now that he's dead.
A door is left open nearby and Samus follows this new path, looking for Madeline. In the room behind this door, she is ambushed by more advanced Cybers. Fortunately, Samus is able to deal with them. But it's as if that door was opened just to lead her into a trap.
Could Madeline be all right?
She takes another door which leads to an area that makes her skin crawl; there are marcks on the floor that ressemble acid stains. But with the creature she finds in the next room, she can see now that it is in fact blood. Ridley's blood from their last battle. The Ridley clone now sits in a corner of a room, it's beak wyde open as a last sign of distress, it's corpse barely solid. Like the Gigafraud found in Cryosphere a while ago, it's as if cyphoned of all his energy.
There are more Metroids here.
This makes her skin boil. Adam just killed himself to save her and the Federation. There shouldn't be more, and if there is, because not left in Sector Zero, she guesses they will not be immune to her IceBeam. So they are likely Metroid eggs, and she plans to destroy them all this time.
As she unlock a new heavily reinforced door at the end of a nearby hallway, ringed photons erupt from emmiters in the walls. It is just like Tourian, except for the pools of boiling acid and the micro-turrets. The doors here necessitate the Splitter. Such defense measures are clearly indications that MB was NOT in Sector Zero all along. It was here, controling the FG-1000s that attacked her on her way.
Her instincts tells her she will find MB at the end of the hallway.

She reaches room MW where she finds many locked doors. One such door shows her a woman with red hair in her late forties sitting on the ground. She is wearing a white suit that can only be associated with that of a Researcher. In her haste, Samus is about to break the glass to get to her, but on a second thought, she recoils her arm and opts for a gentler tap. The woman is startled, drowns a scream and in a panic, tries to slide away from the door.
"No..." she begs. "No!"
"No..." Tries to reassure her Samus through the protective glass. No, you've got it wrong.
"Stay away!" She presses a hand against a computer monitor and types in a code.
"You have to calm down!"
Suddenly, another door unlocks itself.

Was it that woman who unlocked the door or MB?
I like to think it was MB and that that woman was calling her to tell her the Bounty Hunter had reached her. To send some Cybers to help her. But if it WAS that woman, here's what I think would have happened.
I believe MB would have locked her in there because she was the only woman nice to her. "If you play nice, she would tell her. Then I will take you to a new home. If not, I'll give you to the Metroids." When the soldiers came, she told her they were here to kill everybody and put her in a room where she would be safe and from where she could access the controls to the other room, where the Metroid Queen was and as such, could defend herself. "They won't stand a chance against her." MB thought.
She would have been right if that person wasn't Samus Aran.

Samus wants to ask her some questions, but she still hasn't found Madeline. So her first response is to go investigate this new door opened for her.
On the other side, she finds Metroid eggs. This makes her believe that these were taken from a Metroid Queen. The only one she ever encountered was on SR388. But the team there had been found dead days after they had found Metroids there. And the team sent to rescue them two weeks later.
The only possibility is...
Her suspicion is confirmed when a large foot breaks what's left of an egg. It's a Metroid Queen, identical to the one she met on SR388.
They managed to make a Metroid evolve outside SR388 so it could make eggs.
Samus battles the creature until suddenly, their fight is interrupted when the main thruster of the BottleShip is stopped. Both Samus and the creature go ramming against a wall. Samus barely has time to gather her equilibrium when the creature attacks her again. Samus takes the opportunity to go into her Ball-mode, rolls in it's stomach, like the last she encountered this creature, and lands a PowerBomb. The Queen explodes, leaving bones and flesh everywhere inside the walls.
There is no escape from this room except for the way she came in. She goes back there and sees the red-hair woman run away from her room, back to another chamber.
Samus follows her.

She comes inside a large room that looks like a hangar bay where finally the woman, stopped by a door in her jolt, adresses her from over her shoulder : "Don't come any closer!" she says, while hitting the door with her fist. Seeing that the door won't open, she turns and pushes her back against the surface. "Stay away from me..."
"Easy..." replies Samus, as calmly as she can. "See... I won't come any closer until you say so. My name is Samus. I'm an independant Bounty Hunter. I know the situation here and I know how you must feel. I'm here to secure your safety." The woman seems, at last, to calm herself. "May I come closer?"
She accepts by a careful nod.
"What's your role at this facility?"
"I'm responsible for all operations. My name is Madeline Bergman."
Samus digs deep down to find the resolve not to argue against this woman. She is responsible for a good part of the work that's been done here. The travesty that has occured in this facility. But the name raises an important question. "Wait a minute. I met another woman who called herself by that name. What's going on here?"
She shows her her id hologram. It checks out as Madeline Bergman, along with her photo.
"I gather then that you met MB's avatar. She was trying to protect me. She's an android. She was created with the intellectual data of MotherBrain and consequently developped MotherBrain's consciousness as well."

Samus is appauled to learn this. But everything there is no small feat. In fact, it's nearly impossible.
A clone is already quite unstable. Those Chozos were the only ones to develop a way to fabricate them and this technology was passed down by Ridley to the Space Pirates. An entire brain, the size of MotherBrain, designed to keep the complete knowledge of the Chozo who's existence goes back millenias, is no little feat.
In my mind, Kraid knew that. That's why he took a human brain as a template. The brain cells multiplied to form something bigger -- the size of MotherBrain -- to form MotherBrain2. But with MB, this means that the same operation had to be done in reverse.
In the beginning, with computers, when stocking information, there was the floppy disk which could take roughly up to 650k of information (the ones I did held up that much, at least). Then the newest version could take 1.2M. Then the zip drive, until the USB key came by and we could then store information on an even smaller device. Even so, it is inconceivable to me that millenias worth of information could be stored in an android the size of MB.
It's more the case that MB was indeed inside Sector Zero and MB-A is an avatar of this AI. With Sector Zero jettisoned and gone, it tried to store itself entirely inside MB-A which could barely contain all this data. Too much information can create paranoia -- you can imagine every scenario of every occurence that surrounds you because you know it all. You know how it began, how it became reality and how it could end. But different effects can come from the same beginnings, and as such, this create mass confusions and the desire to monitor these beginnings as some sort of fascination. Conspiracies are born this way.
So I can imagine MB-A beginning to show some psychological breack-down at this point.
But still, from where could the Federation get their hands on a MotherBrain backup is beyond me. It is likely more possible that they wanted to convert an Aurora Unit through a mind-control experiment and recreate a MotherBrain.
Note : The Nightmare CPU took care of the BottleShip and MB was the experiment.

Samus recalls what MB-A told her. Samus realises at that point that she had been played. While James Pierce probably was killed by one of the Cybers she encountered soon after finding his body.
She confirms the plans to make MB control the Cybers through their training as special forces with telepathy. "Hence we were forced to model it's infrastructure after MotherBrain. Furthermore, we wanted it to go one step further and coordinate Metroids' cooperation through such exercices. MB-A was developped with this thought in mind."
"But why?"
"Because we needed the first Metroid hatchling to recognize MB-A as it's mother. Like the report you filed said it did with you on SR388 -- it was surprising for us to learn that the co-called Baby Metroid you encountered did not attack you. MB had to take the form of a human beeing. With this as our theoretical basis, we were able to create the ideal relationship with the Metroid. One that wasn't based on dominance or control."

It is question here in the game of the QueenMetroid. But Metroids cannot evolve outside SR388. The conditions have to be near perfect. Only one place apart from SR388 could do this, and it's the other BottleShip orbiting SR388 that Samus visits in Fusions. To me, the Queen Metroid came from there.

"Once our MB was in human form, she excelled. As an interface between us and them*, her skills with personnal interaction humanized her to a great extent. Her confidence was unwavering, and her ability to learn was greated than we expected. But then... She developped emotions. Then a nascent sense of herself. She began asserting her own thoughts, and her opitions began to contradict ours."

*them = Cybers and Metroids. 
I also imagine that her first outroar would be to create Ridleys.

"It's quite typical for artificial intelligence to evolve as a result of self-analysis. However there's no precedent for an AI like MB, or Aurora Units, developping emotions. It's possible that her interactions with the Metroids brought it about, but we don't know for sure."

Ridley didn't like Metroids. As you may remember, on Zebes, they were contained in the laboratory of Tourian. On Tallon IV, where this Ridley was originally from, they were secluded behind force fields and used as gimea pigs for Phazon corruption. This might be where MB draw the line -- she didn't want anything to come between her and her control of the Cybers. The Cybers are metal, thus it's more difficult for them to have their energy sucked off by Metroids. She was fearfull that the Cybers would eventually form a society, like the Space Pirates, contain and abuse the Metroids like The Space Pirates did. SHE was controling the Cybers. Again, Ridley would be an echellon between her and the Cybers that she didn't want because it took control away from her.
Throughout the games, Ridley evolves. He becomes stronger and stronger with each meeting. I can easily, like MB, imagine him becoming sufficiently evolve as to undermine MB's control over the Cybers.
So she began the revolution before it would begun.

"...And that was when we decided to alter her AI program. But on the day we were going to execute this altercation, right before my eyes, she reached out for me. I felt so helpless. There was nothing I could do. My presence that day caused a disturbing reaction in her."

Notice that on that day, she was looking at the researchers looking at their comrade who fell to Ridley's Birdie form. What the game made as young Ridley's acting form was, to me, an attack from MB to telepathically cause a brain ceasure. Something that could not be traced back to her attempting to murder Ridley and this project of making it a general or an elite soldier. She thought she had succeeded, but when the body of the researcher was found, it was a grim reminder for her that Ridley is not to be underestimated. He can adapt. But now, he was a Pavlov's dog. He would remember this pain that she inflicted on him from a young age. He would fall upon her commands like a pet, and this idea made her smile.
And just as she was witnessing this idea, she was taken away.

"She was fixated on me..."
Samus realizes that it's from that point that MB took control of the Cybers to attack the facility's personnel in retaliation.
The person that sent this distress call was Madeline Bergman.
"MB was trying to get revenge on the Federation army... and on us. It's possible all humans have become the target of her hatred. But now, with her plan falling apart, she's backed into a corner. And her hatred is entirely focused on you and me right now."
She is startled by something behind Samus who turns around and sees MB-A holding a rifle in their direction. Samus immediately puts herself between the two, holding her arm cannon in the android's direction.
"Wait, MB, calm down."
"Please, listen!" says Madeline, evading Samus' protection to go towards her daughter.
"Madeline, stand back!"
"You... no! I mean, WE were wrong. But none of that is important right now. It's over."
"I was not wrong." replies MB-A, her voice strangely mechanical now. "The humans were foolish and I was the only one that could bring judgment on them. Genocide on the Metroids is on them, and you both are complicit of this crime. If the Chozos couldn't do it, it's all but poetic justice for their augmented Cyber Children to do what their parents couldn't do. Bring the Menace of humankind to a staggering halt. As for you, you must pay the price for what you've done."
"Melissa. Please... I'm so sorry." Says Madeline, now inches away from the android.
The name Melissa is enough to make MB-A lower her weapon. But a moment later, she pushes Madeline away from an IceBeam attack, not from Samus (who catches her) but from a group of troopers coming in from a hatch nearby.

It is my understanding that if Madeline would have stayed a moment later there, she would have been engulfed in the frost of that weapon. MB-A saved her.

The troopers surround Samus and Madeline. Samus doesn't lower her guard. "Don't move!!"
But just as the Metroids from Sector Zero, MB-A is impervious to the frost and unfreezes herself.
Seeing the soldiers attack Madeline and Samus is too much for her to bare. She knows what fate awaits Madeline. She will be blamed for this and go to jail while the generals and admirals above he will deny all accountability. That, or they will try to kill her before she can bare witness of what happened here. She is the only one who can save her from this, and with her, they will eventually retaliate by forging a new plan against the Federation.
While Samus, she would survive. But for MB-A, she is hers to kill, and nobody else.
She unleashes every creature, cloacked and camouflaged in the area to attack them. Galmanians, Desbrachians, Griptians and Reos.

She throws the gun towards Madeline in the game, but I like to think it was another gun that killed her...

Samus would have liked to come to these troopers aid, but the minute she would let her guard down, one of them could easily take this opportune moment to kill Madeline. As Adam said, she is too important, and it is her mission to secure any survivors of this station to brought those responsible for it's program down with it. She defends Madeline against the creatures that comes dangerously too close, but the meelee is spreading in all directions, becoming anxiously worst.
When suddenly, all comes to a halt when Madeline screams to MB-A to stop. Seconds later, an Ice-Blast partially freezes MB-A.
This turns MB-A's attention towards Madeline. "How... How could YOU!!" Moments later, a plamsa fires against MB-A's frozen husk, destroying it.
The shot reverberate at that moment like a diversion as a new flock of soldiers come pouring in. The creatures, disorganized, run away or revert to their camouflaged form until they receive new orders or feel threatened.
A high ranking general comes by, his step filled with assurance, hands behind his back, while near Samus, Madeline falls to her knees to the forgone Melissa, sobbing profusiously.
Samus is kept at a distance of both Madeline and Melissa. The general comes to her. He looks at her armor with fascination before speaking to her. "Samus Aran. I heard what happened. You performed admirably. You can leave the rest to us."
Samus finds it very suspicious of the speed with which this general arrived. "The heck I will." she mutters. "I am under orders to take this woman to HQ..."
The general smiles maliciously and interrupts her. "I don't think you understand... It is unfortunate what has happened to commander Malkovich. And to think that his entire platoon was eliminated. Truly a tragic day. Sadly, with them gone, you're just an outsider. This is a Galactic Federation matter. You wouldn't want to cross the Federation, would you?" He signals her to the men with the guns pointed at her.
Behind them, the same platoon is now taking hold of Madeline.
"Time for the lady to go home. Escort her to her ship."
"Will all due respect sir... The Princess and I are under orders."
A soldier comes close to Samus. Only one man likes to call her that, much to her hatred. Still, this time, she tolerates it with a wry smile.
His opposition wrafles the general. "How dare you... Who are you, soldier!"
He lifts his helmet to reveal the face of Anthony. "Anthony Higgs. Galactic Federation platoon leader, division seven. I need to secure the safety of any survivors, under commander Malkovich's orders, sir. Authorized by the chairman of the Federation."
This simple phrase puts every trooper in the vicinity helpless to stop him from taking both Samus and Madeline with him, and he knows it. If they were to attack him now, this would be insurrection, and they are too many of them now. All could betray each other and benefit from this as a hero. "You got here quick... I mean, if I hadn't stop the engine, we could have missed each other."
The general grunts in displeasure. He knows his career might come to an end and he needs a lawyer, pronto.

In the Wallnut, Anthony tells her how he escaped the fall into the magma. A Magdollite came up just as he was falling. He used his IceBeam to freeze the top of it's head and turned around in his fall. The pack of the plasma gun he was equipped with crashed on the freezed head and he bounced off of it, to a nearby platform where he lost consciousness. Samus gives a sedative to Madeline and leaves her into her rarely-used bedroom. She programs the Wallnut to the Federation's HQ and with Anthony and her enjoying a drink in her living room, takes a breather.
(Yes, I do imagine all these rooms into the Wallnut -- althought I imagine Samus rarely use them; she eats and falls asleep in her command chair.)

Days later, after the trial, Samus stands right where she was last time she was in that building after reaching the decision to steal the Red Manta and attack the Zebesian Space Pirates. The path she had taken at that moment, and where she was right now. "If there are no other objections, I hereby call this case closed." said the JAG officer. Those last words make her relive the last ones mentionned by Adam, and for one last time, she gives the thumbs up into the sky, as if looking at Adam's spirit watching over her at that moment.
Anthony's shadow appears and does the thumbs down. Samus sees her. He holds the pose for a moment before breacking up with laughter. "Just messing with ya, Princess." he says.
She pushes him in displeasure on his shoulder. "Dufuss. Don't you ever call me that again, Higgs! I'm serious."
"Hey, now! How else am I gonna get a reaction from that pretty face of yours. See ya 'roud." With a gentle tap, he leaves her.

But Samus is not done yet.
The BottleShip was commissioned for demolition in less than a day. She wants to get back to get Adam's helmet. So she heads one last time to the BottleShip.
Once there, she faces off against the same creatures she fought, some of them Desbrachians, but one thing escapes her. The creatures under MB's control are still here. The SaveRooms are off-line to them and the last ones found were executed -- althought their numbers were few. Why are still some here?
As she comes closer to the bridge, their numbers increase to a full degree. She is faced battling the fiercest of them all, appearing through wormholes, as if from another dimension. Somebody came here and took some for his own purposes!
As she comes to the bridge, the culprit reveals himself. With the energy of all of these monsters at his disposition, feeding on it, he grew to a size that much bigger than the one she met on Zebes some weeks ago, proportionnally to the size of the ship.
Phantoon.
"My ship!! He yells. My army! You... Intruder! Die!"
But Samus shows herself still too strong for him and is able to banish this monster away with his hold on this dimension and his ghostly creatures.
Next to the bridge, she is able to find a short-cut to the command tower where Adam was stationned last. He left his helmet, realizing that she was headed towards a great danger. He forgot his own and most important protection to do so. This moves Samus to deactivate the armor and hug the helmet against herself, recognizing now more than ever Adam's sacrifice.
Moments later, the BottleShip is shaken furiously. The Federation are here and setting off the remote auto-destruct sequence. They didn't detect her inside, and with the bridge in pieces, she has no way to stop it. Holding the helmet under her arm, she races back to her ship before it's too late and, in the nick of time, gets back on board, leaves the helmet on a nearby chair and programs the Wallnut to liftoff. "Welcome home, Adam." She says.
The Wallnut zooms away while the BottleShip explodes behind her.

The next three parts is my analysis of the game Metroid Fusions. The very last game in the series.
Hope to see you there.
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If you are reading this, this means that you are not an analphabet. ;)
But of course, you already knew that. But what you might not know is : Who is SJD764 and what kind of an artist is he? To tell the true, I am one in every fashion, except you won't find any art by me here. At least, not now.
I remember an episode of SailorMoon S where this mad scientist was searching for what he called Pure Heart Crystals. He nabbed one from a painter through one of his monsters dedicated to this task. As Uranus and Neptune vanquish the foul creature to rescue it, Uranus was about to ram it back into it's owner's body when Neptune told her; "Wait... it's an artist's heart. It's more delicate. You have to be gentle with it"... or something like that.
Well, my heart is just as fragile as such a crystal.
I use to paint and draw, sculpt and take photos, but the fact is, I never believe my art good enough to be shared.
"There must be something wrong with me!" I used to think, and so I learn to analyse artworks to the point that I could almost (to a point, and for some) learn the intention lurking behind the art that was shown to me.
And so that's why I could not show my art. Where some could see a castle, a cloud, the sea, I could see a part of myself I didn't like to expose. I felt small and naked.
Where some might see a square, I could see imprisonement.
Where some might see a bird, I could see escapism.
Where some might see a closed fist, I saw somebody who wants to learn how to let-go for a change.
This comes from somebody who hung out a lot with friends who studied in psychology in College. ;b
But I do write a lot and I do intend to write in my native French until someday I gather enough courage to publish.
I could very well be a coward for not doing so or more. But I am a respectfull one, and if there's something the internet has told me, is that there is too much hate and hazing going 'round.
So here I am, looking around a sea of artists, trying to sew a little appreciation where I can, looking for something that I lack : audacity, confidence and strengh.
To the artists, I say carry on! The world needs creators. Your nature is to share, and in these times, we need generosity.
May the muses guide you to your own immortality.
SJD
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 Thanks for faving Metroid link link :)
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You're very welcome.
I could not not have. It's one of my alltime favorites for Samus in the millions that exists throughout the net. A true work of art if I ever saw one.
The texture of her skin, that hair, that devastating glare that pierce through the daring onlooker's soul as if his/her/it's own protections were only paper thin.
The shadow effect on her right side, both litterally and figuratively, is nothing less than remarquable (the nose and cheek especially); right, because the price for doing what's right means she has to delve into shadows (?).
That comm device looks so real it's uncanny.
I'd like to think that you chose to put the comm device on that side because this is the side (the right side) where she receives the calls that puts her into neverending danger.
No offense, but the only reason that I would be hesitant to buy a print is that I would feel judged or intimitated every time I'd look at it too long (she looks so real). Maybe a small one, eventually..: giggle :. 

Then again, I might overanalyse this too much, but that's what I tend to do with such beautiful work. Unfortunately, it comes as a reflex from my comics analysis and art appreciation class.Emote - Shy Wave 01 
Gosh, even the separation between the zero suit and her neck is awesome; you can almost judge the thickness of the (alien) material.
This must have taken you such a long time to do.
Nevertheless, a true masterpiece. Truthfull to Samus and to her fandom.
And yes, I know she's not real.:shakelaugh: 
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Joe-Roberts Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Well thank you for taking the time to critique this. You make some interesting points, and I appreciate the feedback :) 
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