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Hello there!
If (and I do emphase on the "if") you were ever wondering how many parts the "A story of Samus Aran" will have, these are the amount and the chapters I am planning (the ones I already completed will be indicated) :
1.Chozo
2.Brain Power
3.Humiliation
4.Playground Zebes
5.Armor
6.Immortality
7.Absence
8.Malkovitchs
9.Metroids
10.First Mission
11.Home
12.Bounty Hunter
13.Amongst Heroes
14.Phaazon
15.Luminoth
16.Schysms
17.Research
18.Snake Pit
19.Extermination
20.Baby
21.MB
22.Fusions
23.Cameos
24.Destination
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 5 - Armor

Get ready, this one's a doosey. :)

Again, while going through the manga, I could not have helped but to notice how much it corelated what we had already saw in Metroid; Zero Mission game. The armor she has on doesn't look nor have the same (awesome) abilities that we know from other games. It's adaptation powers are stupendous (Metroid prime 1 and 2 shows us that, when in extreme situations, it can adapt itself to it's environment, like when creating the Phaazon armor, or accept similar technology to upgrade it, like with the Luminoth's Dark and Light armor), beeing able to accept different specs of technology to aid it's host. The shinespark, the skrew attack, the plasma laser, the SpeedBooster, the Spider-ball and Powerbombs. These, to me, were not of the first armor that Samus was given in her youth, for the Chozo might thought it would not have been both prudent nor wise to leave her a weapon that could leave Samus able to perform such daring stunts and yield such weapons. I believe the one she was given was, by default of a better name, a template. A base. I call it the Alpha Armor. Something she could work with untill she could yield greater powers through (what I call) the Omega armor -- an armor that would reunite ALL their knowledge into a single suit. A suit they left MotherBrain to build while they built Samus herself into an intelligent, wise and thouthfull individual.

As decifered in Lockstin & Gnogginincredibly intelligent videos, I do concurr with his ideas that the Morph ball is something of another thoughtfull piece of technology that uses both Chozo science and spiritual designs. To sum it up, yes, the armor can collapse upon itself into a ball through nanotechnology. But in the Metroid Prime sagas, have you noticed when she morphs or when she gets an upgrade, we can see the center part of it as pure light.
As Lockstin&Gnoggin said it, this could very well be Samus herlself.
Samus' technology, when meeting other humans, she says, is not as user-friendly as it looks : "It takes a great amount of concentration to handle". it's because not only does it grant her great speeds and endurance (to say the least), but it can grant her access to spaces only MotherBrain could reach through with her control orbs with the morph ball. For a living organism, to morph into such a small space and navigate with it through them, one can only imagine it to disconnect from all materialistic tendrils of life and become pure energy. And while in Morph ball, this is exactly what Samus does. She becomes pure energy. But because energy disperses and is absorbed when not keeped in check, that's what the armor does; it contains her while she is in this form. The same way a glass holds water, the suit holds Samus.
The Chozo teached Samus how to do this through their research on spiritual science.
The SpiderBall, to me, as a more elaborate definition. I already mentionned the fact that MotherBrain and the AuroraUnits have flying or hovering drones (may they have a sperical shape or other sorts does not matter) to furfill all sorts of tasks around them -- maintenance moreover. But those things don't work with fairydust. They use energy. And so I imagine those SpiderBall tracks as one would a surface which they can adhere and replenish themselves on energy away from refueling stations. Using her own energy as a polarise magnet, Samus can run on them to get to other areas or get more energy, i.e. get to a new missile in the game, a super missile, an energy tank or otherwise which, to me, as I explained, mainly translate in a realistic concept more energy to replicate weapons.

In Zero Mission, Samus looses the Alpha armor. She has to venture in the Space Pirates ship that -- I believe -- docks to an ancien Chozo temple -- remember that there is a glass tunnel somewhere in that part of the map... docking umbilical cord. I know what some of you might think : "But SJD! why build such a ship? The Space pirates aren't Chozo... You full of sh*t! I don't want to see you ever again! (goes off and slams the door)" Hrmm! :b ;)  
OK, But seriously... No, but may I remind those that I indicated in a past entry that I believe Ridley was once a Chozo, and I imagine him, because he cannot lift this part of the Chozo temple, he manages to create a landing pad that incorporated itself to that temple, with massive amounts of technology to try and drill through it's secrets. Samus already knows this temple; the game shows us her beeing taken there by Old Bird. Why? I believe it was that, Old Bird told her, when the time comes, she would know that she would have to become the ultimate weapon and visit this place. It was designed to recognise her old Alpha armor and add the Omega upgrades in it. But since the Alpha was damaged in her earlier crash, it recognized her as a potential threat and tried to kill her. Once prooven worthy though, it switched itself to a new mode, scanned her, recognized the Alpha template and upgraded her to Omega, complete with new (evolving, self-adapting) weapons.

Nanotech is another part of the armor I cannot pass without mention. Once I thought that she could wear the armor like Tony Stark, hanging it when she wasn't using it. I can imagine her beeing able to take her helmet off or part of her armor to make mechanical changes by herself. But the more I think of it, the more the thing is made of pure energy processed through nanotechnology, materializing itself at will, or dematerializing itself when it low power. This would explain her mentionning that it takes a lot of concentration to handle it. She can even use this energy to charge herself up (the Energy-bubble in Super Metroid) when in dyre need. Furthermore, she can go up as having close to 250-some missiles, 50-some Super-missiles, 50-some Power-bombs, unlimited mines and laser blasts, between 15 and 20 energy tanks, power-cells and so on without looking like one pixel overweight. This is because -- to me, still -- those missiles, bombs, mines and all are nano-settings. They replicate as the energy inside the armor gets greater through kinetic energy and environmental energy assimilation/adaptation.

You might see where I'm going with this, and yes! I do believe it to be solar powered, in a way, but on a much larger scale. Because of science, we know everything around us is made of energy. Plants, trees, rocks, alloys, water... they all contain energy -- don't ask me how, I'm no scientist here, I just saw the movie Lucy recently. Imagine an engine that can assimilate non-living vaporous or what I call static energy, i.e. the unassimilated energy that flows within the air like water and humidity. The same way the armor holds her spirit-energy when she's in Morph ball, energy tends to dissipate into space and nature, regardless. I believe Samus, if not compelled to an item hunt, is assimilating energy into her suit as her mission goes on. Energy that has dissipated around her is beeing collected by her suit or weapon. The only way the creator of Metroid could make this something that the player had to do was to get her to find Energy, missile, super-missile, and power-bomb tanks, but if not for that, I believe the suit to do that by itself as time goes by, and loose it when colliding with weapons or harm.
This explains why when an enemy (nomatter how small or big) is defeated, or a crate, or plantlife destroyed, it leaves a little ball of energy for her to collect. Only her can see it through her visor and collect it to reinstate her energy gage that her suit needs to replicate (create) beams, missiles, super-missiles, bombs, mines, and so forth. When returning from her mission, I imagine her putting the excess energy inside her ship, and so that is why, when we start a new game, we are left with a bare minimum of energy, thus missiles, power-bombs and so forth.
You might think that the Metroids do the same thing, and I will be writing about this in part 9, but for now, I'll just say that Metroids feed off living what I call processed energy, i.e. energy that is produced naturally for consumation and, as such, is already doing something, like keeping living cells alive.
Until then, you can guess, those icons she wears when in zero suit, are glowing for a reason. They hold the template of her armor, a minimal amount of energy that, once released, calls upon surrounding unprocessed energy like a magnet to make her armor appear.

For the seasoned or expert player, I know Samus' mission would last somewhere between 2 and 6 hours. So when does she eat, drink, or go to the bathroom, right? I believe in a realistic setting, she would stop to her ship on more occasions than at the beginning and end of her mission, but I do think she stocks-up on proteins and minerals just before a mission. Sweat and urine would be recycled inside her armor just like the stillsuit in the original Dune movie and redistributed into cooling units for the Varia option or to herself as water for hydration.
Speaking of Varia, yes, I do believe it exists, just like the antigravity, but as settings, and not suits themselves. Not only does these setting are built to adapt to other kinds of environmental hasards, but they also -- if you remember -- cut out damages against her; the Varia by half, and the antigravity by ¼. But it takes so much evergy for those settings to work properly that Samus has to give them more time to warm up before these options settings are available to her.
The sweat itself is distributed into cooling units and processed as freon inside the suit, which prevents her from dangerous heat exposure, but as such, it also create a dampener between her and the obstacles she incurs while on her mission. That could explain why the damages she occurs are cut in half.
The Antigravity setting is a new kind of monster. It's the holy graal of Newton's dynamics, so as such, requires a lot of power. Antigravity, to me, is impossible without considering electromagnetic polarities, and as a Trekky, I believe shields are made by electromagnetic force fields. The same can be applied to Samus' suit when in Antigravity setting. It's a perfectly transparent spheric forcefield that glows purple around her, thus coloring part of her armor where it originates from. It's because of this that damages are so highly reduced.
As for underwater exploring, I believe there are units inside the suit that collect water, filter the oxygen from it and gives her this oxygen for her to breathe. Again, these are a lot of mechanics to work out, and thus explains why the Antigravity setting takes a lot of energy to be turned on.

The ice beam and the Wave beam are another story. We know that when particles shake, this becomes heat. So when they don't, can it create cold? So if Samus' suit can control molecules to the scale of nanites, can it slow down particles inside her cannon as to create the ice-beam? That's my best guess. As the Wave beam, because it can go through solid objects, I am not sure either; it's as if the energy of matter itself, when coming in contact with this beam, is beeing temporarily displaced until the beam hits living cells or electrical devices. That's my best bet.
More to the fact, Samus usees her arm canon to interface with many eletronic devices through ports. That's why I believe it to me more like Robocop's data spyke than 100% an instrument of destruction... Okay, maybe 80% an instrument of destruction.
But fact is, I don't believe Samus got the ice beam and plasma beam until Metroid Prime 3. More on that in part 16 - 17.

There's the case of her Powerbomb. It's her most dangerous weapon according to many. Let's remember that the Chozo experimented on dimensionnal rifts. I believe Samus to not occupy the same space she left her power-bomb when it blows up. She occupies, for a fraction of a second, another mirror dimension (just like X-men's Nightcrawler when he dissapears) until the danger has passed. I will get on this subject more in details when talking about the Luminoth.

As for her superspeed? Well, any fan of the Flash knows, Barry Allen (or Wally West) can summon energy to attain these ridiculous speeds through the SpeedForce. Samus can leave her dimension for a few seconds when she uses the Powerbomb. What prevents her from doing so when she runs or flies with such speeds? Dimensionnal rifts? I prefer to base my hypothesis on what I saw in the Metroid Other M game. Ever notice how the air seems to warp in front of her? It's in the shape of a drop of water which is, I know to be the most aerodynamic shape there is because sculpted by air itself. A shield could very well form this shape, but without the Antigravity's suit functions activated?
Partially. And that's the key word here.
The SpeedBooster fuction can be attained before the Antigravity suit in the games, and if I keep in my train of thought, the Antigravity function uses a dampening shield to help Samus navigate through gravity fluctuent areas. But who's to say that before this, she can form a partial shield in front of her, just to push away air friction. Without friction, she could very well begin to push her armor to such speeds.
But if you look at her feet, there is still something to elude there; they still touch the ground.
It is said that Samus can go through supersonic speed thanks to the SpeedBooster. The speed of sound is 343 m/s. Ussein Bolt can roughly run at 23 mph. So even if her footsteps go twice as fast, that is nearly not enough to get to supersonic, even with a dampening shield to eliminate air friction and G-force. Mainly because her body cannot produce nor sustain such speeds.
Tony Stark's (Iron man) armor can go throught great speeds, but he barely moves in it, while Samus pedals like she's beeing pursued by an army of Ridley. She would loose great amounts of proteins and burn incredible amounts of calories if she ran at such speeds. Her body would shut down way before she'd reach hypersonic and she'd face what I imagine is the reverse effect of ostheoporosis in a matter of weeks.
So what's the secret? I believe it's the shield itself. Not only does it produce a contact lense shape in front of her, reducing air friction, and even more so a dampening effect to reduce G-force, but it also generates a partial magic carpet under her feet to sweep her ever so slightly from the ground. Those boosters in her back push her forward to such speeds that the sound of metal steps we hear are maybe a step every 30 meters or so, just enough to push herself forward or to signal the suit she wants to stop. And imagine the latter too; the thrusters under her feet have to produce a strong enough (and short) boost that can surpass the boosters in her back.
Oh, and before I forget, those boosters in the back, well, I also believe them to give Samus the extra boost in Metroid Prime when she jumps an extra ten feet.
But the SpeedBooster has something rather magical about it by the fact that it crushes obstacles and ennemies whoever comes in contact with her. Can a sound barrier do that?
The short answer is : I don't know. But I saw that only SOME obstacles desintegrate themselves while others are enough to stop samus, even when propelled into the Shinespark. How come?
My answer : Air. They are like holes in the alloys defense, fragilising it. Take two sponges. One with holes and one without. Let's dry them up to a point that they gain the composition of dry dog food or breakfast cereal. I believe anybody would find that the one with holes can be crushed with greater ease than the one without.
I used to work in a welders shop, and when we cut some metals, some had impurities in them. When we hit those impurities, some popped louder than popcorn. The alloy itself made it such. We were told that those impurities are caused by air. So unless I am mistaken, the friction of air against Samus' air-shield can cause it to attain great heat that is instantly processed and recycled as energy for her suit -- otherwise we'd see Samus loose a good part of energy while in SpeedBooster mode. So this shield is an atomic factory, manufacturing great heat without a single flame -- too much speed pushes the air too fast and doesn't feed any fire, much like if you run too fast with a lit match, you'll extinguish it. There are some impurities inside the rocks and air pockets inside the plantlife Samus runs into, thus when she makes spontaneous contact with it, through the shield's heat, the air inside explodes, destroying the alloy itself surrounding those spongelike air pockets. The ennemies or creatures Samus runs into are also filled with air, but I believe they explode instead of just beeing pushed away like leaves in the wind because Samus arrives too fast with great heat for them to just get flung by randomly.
When she goes into Shinespark, the carpet's energy under her feet is propelled inside the thrusters under her feet and the shield shanges position to where she's headed. The sparks that surround her as a firecraker as she is flung into the air are the remnants of the shield beeing desintegrated as they come into contact with the ambiant air, cooled off like tiny icycles.

I could not not mention the fact that we sometimes see Samus use her arm cannon to more than just firing missles, supermissiles, splitter-missiles, plasma, etc. She downloads information through it also. That's why I believe those missiles to be replicated. It's like a USB port; with the proper adaptor, it can not only perform information transfers, but also recharge electronics. We can also see Samus call upon her ship with it or save as if she sees a keyboard on it while we can't see it. My belief is that there is one, a holographic one in fact, but fearing that one could use it while she's unconscious, she turned off the display and learned where each key is by memory so she herself can get through all of her functions without others spying on her or use this info against her.

I kept the best for last -- at least my personnal favorite, that is. The SpaceJump and ScrewAttack. At that moment, the Antigravity setting inside her armor is turned on. It's a bubble around her, just as it is a dampening shield. Samus remains human, with human limitations. Even if there aren't any effects of the G-Force around her, Samus cannot spin herself this fast without feeling some sort of centrifuge force inside her or get really sick from dizzyness. This is where the armor itself transforms, much like when she gets into the morphing ball. She becomes pure energy for a limited time and lets the armor and the bubble spin itself around her while she remains in their axis. Moreover, the ScrewAttack destroys everything around it through lightning exploding around the bubble as an extra defense -- at that point, she has enough energy to produce those lightning arcs.

So to sum it up...
  • she can jump great heights because she was trained in low-gravity, but also because the armor grants her greater strenght and an extra boost through boosters in her back and feet.
  • She can sommersault in the air without getting dizzy because of low-gravitationnal training and techniques.
  • She can morph into a ball because of the spiritual science she attained with the help of the Chozo that makes her transform into pure energy.
  • She can use powerbombs without blowing herself up because, in that fraction of a moment, she doesn't occupy the same space than the bomb.
  • She can attain supersonic speeds without beeing crushed inside her armor because of a dampening shield in front and under her feet.
  • She can destroy obstacles at high speed because of speed and heat, and exploiting impurities and air pockets.
  • She can fly because of swift redistribution of power.
  • She can make her armor appear out of thin air thanks to nanotechnology.
  • She can jump continuously through the air because of the antigravity bubble and the fact that she can convert herself into energy.
  • She can produce mines, bombs, missiles, super-missiles through replication technology which converts enegy into matter.
  • She can go underwater because of filtration devices inside the suit that breaks oxygen from water molecules and distributes it to her.
Samus wasn't granted the Omega armor at first. She was to train with the Alpha armor as a means to protect herself. The Chozo knew that if/when she would be able to obtain the intellectual heights they wished for her -- as Old Bird promised her mother --, this would make her a target for many enemies of progress (Space Piratees amongst them) and a target for corruption (as inside the Galactic Empire). She was to become the soul survivor of K2L and the lonely student of both human and Chozo intellect and wisdom. The ambassador they both wanted to create. So she was given this armor as a first trial, not only to see how she would respond to it, but to see how others would also.

But also, just in the dramatic case that Samus would be killed, the Chozo also prepared for such a desastrous outcome.

To be continued? Ya better believe it.
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 4 - Playground Zebes

Most of you Metroid fans will know part of this lore, but to make my essay complete, I want to include it nonotheless.
Gray Bird, the aforementionned Chozo elder, we all know now, took Samus with him to Zebes, the closest Chozo colony, where he thought Samus would be safest. The fact is, I believe the Chozo did not have a homeworld anymore; they blew it up in their war against one another. Zebes was just an outpost like so many, but for those who know, the Chozo's presence are well spread over this dimension of the galaxy throught artifacts and strands of technology splintered across other planets. Amongst them Elysia, SR388 and Tallon IV. Zebes could very well be the safest because of the presence of the greatest child of them and supernanny... not Mary Poppins, but a more advanced Aurora Unit entirely -- made by the Chozo -- called MotherBrain.
I very much imagine MotherBrain as the epitomy of Chozo technology. She's able to foresee great and significant events in the future (like the great living menace who would eventually conquer the entire galaxy), while maintaining Chozo activity on the entire planet without even building a sweat. I believe her also to be the last Guardian and Collector of every snip of information the Chozo ever collected, may it be from foreign species through great leaps of technology.
Great power corrupts absolutely. The human brain is the world's most mysterious and plentifull machine. And so with this thinking in mind, they built MotherBrain to keep all their sciences and informations in store so it could not corrupt them again, while THEY dedicate themselves to a way to demistify cognitive thinking and reach a new plain of existence through thoughtfull meditation and spiritual energy manipulation.
Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. And so the Chozo, believing they learned from it (the hard way), decided to bottle it inside MotherBrain, their living encyclopedia for all Chozos to glance.

So back to Samus.
I do believe that Zebes was not only plentifull of ressources, but also filled with danger for a young girl like Samus. And so the Chozo, fearing for their prodigal child of two worlds' safety, did the best they could to prevent her from falling ill to the dangers of their colony. And while the low gravity itself made her already able to train at a much faster speed, but still, this wasn't enough for her. For if ever a menace would pop-up to which Samus could not evade with a few jumps, and without the Chozo's or MotherBrain's help, what would she do? Chozos could fly!
As I wrote in part 3, the answer was DNA modification. The Chozo mingled their own DNA with that of Samus' human genetic codes to make her into the living embodiement of what they had hoped to create on K2L's human colony (but without having to go as far as DNA manipulation). This time, not only would Samus become the soul recipient of Chozo's science, technology, intellect and wisdom, but also a bridge between two worlds. The ancient one -- Chozo -- and the newborn unexperienced species -- humans -- to dwell upon the galaxy. She could not fly, but combined with her training, they thought, she would be able to reach new heights and gain independance at a rather good speed.
Furthermore, just in case, they programmed life pods to accept her specifics (saving stations, more on that in part 6). 
Much like Mowgli (The jungle book), Tarzan, Rahan, Axa or Nävis (Sillage), she would be able to evade the dangers of Zebes, making it her playground and training grounds when not in some knee-deep spiritual or intellectual training.
And then there was technology.

I will make a brief theory about the ship on Zebes. It said in the lore that I found that the ship that crashed was a remnant of a civilisation long forgotten. From the very moment Samus enters this ship, there are ghouls that attack her by appearing at random. I already instigated that the Chozo were so obsessed with war for a time that they devised some ways to return from the grave to attack once again one another in a ghostly form. We saw those in Metroid Prime 1 when she fought against Chozo ghosts. What if the Chozo picked up a part of this occult science from that ship?
How?
One name : Phantoon
Did you see the room where Phantoon is in the game? Looks like a cell, doesn't it? I like to pretend it was jailed there and cannot get out because, very soon, the Chozo became aware of it's presence. They took the "dimensionnal" portal technology from the ship. But when they found Phantoon and the ghosts it launched against them, they stopped every efforts to study this, but not before the enemy at that time -- another Chozo faction -- took the technology away and tried to use it. A small faction from Tallon IV from which Ridley might have been born then twisted into the monstrosity we came to know. They opened gates to an underverse from where other Phantoons might pop up from their home dimension to their. And one did; the one we saw near the second ending in Metroid Other M.
This is why spiritual energy and moral discrepencies are so important to the Chozo. They know how to clone themselves, but rather not do it unless absolutely necessary.
I will mention this cloning in more details in the future.

Have you ever noticed, dear Metroid players and fans, that in many moments throughout the games, Samus has to convert into her morphing ball to interface with some technology? Like the platforms in Elysia, statues on Tallon IV, the rotating pillar mazes, both the remote-control and the drill on SR388. I believe this is because the Chozo did not build all of them. They were the creations of their own one-man(woman)-army industrial plant MotherBrain.
Again, the Manga by Kenji Ishikawa understood this. Once Samus arrives on Zebes, a globe-like camera swoops in on her and focus it's attention on the girl. An orb. Like an eye. This... or rather these are not only MotherBrain's eye, but I believe her to have hundreds of them throughout the Chozo colonies. While most of them dissapeared after MotherBrain crashed (most of us know why and by whom), they were not only considered her eyes, but also her ears and -- most importantly -- her hands. Through them, MotherBrain could not only keep an eye out for Samus once in a while, as some sort of location device, but also control certain parts of the vast workshops across Zebes. Like drills, maintenance droids hubs, defence mechanisms (Chozo bots) and upgrades. That's why there are also small corridors that Samus can navigate throught while into her morphing ball...
...that she can only perform with a suit.
Other MotherBrains or AuroraUnits built by the Chozo were built before the MotherBrain we knew from Zebes. Some broke down by themselves over time, others were upgraded with the help of the Federation -- like the one in Skytown Elysia. The one on Zebes, to me, was the more advanced of them all because, for one reason, she created Samus' suit.

Which I will dive right into details in Part 5.

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 3 - Humiliation

So life on K2L, I imagine, florished for a certain time. Under the wise and peacefull tutelage of the Chozo, the human colonists not only mined Afloraltite (some kind of volatile fuel I guess) on this planet, but also learned to understand many cultures already existing in this part of the cosmos -- at least, those the Chozo deamed wise not to bother with a First contact with the Galactic Federation. Some already learned from this mistake the hard way, like those who crashed on Bryyo and Tallon IV.
I imagine Samus to be amongst the first newborns on this planet. At a very young age, I see her quite small beeing cradled into Virginia's arms while she is sitting with friends -- a think-tank of some sort -- around a Chozo encampement, cradling Samus into her arms. Through her, she came to recognize and grow up with a Chozo presence near her and learned not to fear them. Furthermore, because she's the first human born on K2L, I imagine her as an example for many teachings the Chozo want to convey to the humans.
" I'm sorry, I couldn't find a babysitter for little Sammy... " I imagine Virginia saying while attending the lecture.
" Nonsense... I wouldn't have it any other way. " Would answer Old Bird, one of the elder Chozo, waiting while sitting under a large tree with the rest of his faithfull attendees.
Through the ages, I really imagine her sitting between her mother's legs, making baby noises and munching on cookies and plastic toys.
While in the decade that followed, I imagine Ridley building the Space Pirates as a real fleet to be reckoned with.

Suddenly, out of nowhere, Mother Brain made a new observation. Influenced by the sudden appeal of the Chozo towards the humans, she foresaw the rise of a new great living menace, greater than Parasite X, that would eventually destroy every trace of harmony in this region of space. "Could this be why the Chozo are preparing mankind?" it might have asked itself. Because the Chozo abandonned the use of war against any race -- since their war nearly destroyed everything they had and set a foot upon --, Mother Brain conveyed it's calculations to it's masters who found themselves warry and anxious.
The Chozo from K2L immediately rushed, thinking that this was a matter of the upmost urgency. After all, the Project to raise these humans into the greatest of ambassadors could not sustain itself if there was to be a new and formidable menace on the horizon. Would they be compelled then to build warriors rather than explorers?
(In the future, we come to know that Ridley and Mother Brain come to an agreement and join forces. I came to believe that not only Mother Brain discovered this prophecy of some sort earlier than she presumed, but also contacted Ridley for the best moment for him and his army to attack K2L. But more on that later.)

With the Chozo momentarily absent, Ridley and his army believed the moment to be ideal to attack K2L. He did this to 1) Humiliate the Chozo, 2) proove that with their technology, they, the space pirates, Ridley's new army, and NOT the humans, could govern and farm this part of space and get ready to face this menace Mother Brain glanced, 3) get the precious afloraltite and 4) minimise mankind's dirty-dirty-dirty footprint into the universe.
Virginia did indeed, to me, save Samus, but just not maybe by pushing her out of Ridley's reach -- as the story goes. I imagine her child almost 5-6 years old at that time. Maybe hiding her? But at that very moment the monster faced Samus, after seriously injuring her mother, I imagine Ridley looking at her with a mockfull gaze, saying : "This is what I was afraid of? How insignificant." When suddenly, he heard that there were problems within the ship; a resistance led by Rodney, Samus' father, was preventing them to get the Afloraltite and the equipement necessary (lended by the Chozo) for mining it. Space Pirates don't make technology; they steal it, salvage it, or it is given to them by ruthfull aillies, i.e. Ridley, planet Phaaze. Ridley joined the party at the exact moment that Rodney blew up the ship, killing most of the Space pirate army and crippling Ridley to a point where only cybernetics could save him. To that, you can only refer as to the final boss of Metroid Zero Mission.

When returning to K2L, I can imagine Old Bird and his Chozo bretherein's surprise to see young Samus, unconsciously clenching to her mother's ailing body, and as a final promise to their agonizing mother, take upon themselves to raise Samus and teach her their ways. Not as an instrument of revenge, but of peace.
The manga by Kouji Tazawa and Kinji Ishikawa very nicely does the following story after that, althought I wouldn't have done the second act as they would have.
For the first part, I imagine Old Bird having a long discussion with the other Chozos in the greater council; while most of them wants him to give her back to the humans, he thinks about Virginia, his promise to her, and what would become of young Samus amongst the humans.
"She will become a poster-child for recrutement and retaliation, would behold Old Bird. K2L would become just like their Pearl Harbor, except that instead of the Japanese, it would be us through Ridley. A single glance towards her will bring about sadness and the horror of the tragedy on K2L. The mere mention of her name will be associated with this event and bring mistrust towards us and our failed Project. They would never trust us again, and could even bring this distrust to others. Young Samus will be engulfed with grief over her entire life, succomb to revenge. She can become more. As her mother hoped, she can become the single most important ambassador, as each and every student of mine intended to become. Not only this, but the child of both Chozo and human philosophy."
The first part of this argument might be found familiar to some; it's more or less the plot for Harry Potter, aka The boy who lived.
But in the back of his mind, Old Bird wanted to make her the defendor against this strange living menace that MotherBrain foresaw. Not necessarily as a warrior, but at least as a teacher for the rest of her kind. As the rest of the Chozo, they believed this Menace to be the Space pirates -- for not all of them were vainquished after Rodney detonated the reactor of the colony's ship.
"She's too weak!" Must have said Grey bird (from the Manga), a Chozo associted with this project, pessimistic since it's fall. Zebes is not a place for such a fragile creature. Now if she was a Chozo child, then..."
"Fine! I believe spat Old Bird. We shall give her Chozo DNA and train her as we would the others. Not only will she survive Zebes' dangers, but if ever Space Pirates come again to censor our teachings towards the humans, their main adversaries, then she will be ready to face them this time. She will become the real incarnation of both the Human's and the Chozo's teachings, right down to her very core. "
Thus Samus' training started.

End of part 3
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 2 - Brain Power
If human history as told me anything, it's that coexistence between cultures isn't easy; it certainly has it's darkside. At first, and most of all important, you want to establish a way to communicate. Then, once this is done, you show them around your world. Once this is done, well, there's the whole exchange that comes in.
You have stuff, they have stuff. You want their stuff to do it's thing for you just as they want to better their lives with the help of your stuff. It's called trade agreement.
For example, I am sure than when the first colonists arrived in North America, there were problems ajusting to the new grounds. There were talk about what was edible and what wasn't. How to cure some local illnesses and so forth. While they, on their behalf, wanted to know what a gun was, the tools the first settlers used to set up camp with, or build such big fu... umm... kingly ships.
I'm sure this came to mind to the Chozo... and unfortunately Ridley also.
The Chozo, beeing the benevolant creatures that they are, I am sure, wanted to ease humankind into it's next step towards the new frontier. They saw them as a species that once they tried to help throughout it's First Era (i.e. Part 1) and in result, they nearly exterminated themselves. So this time, they wanted to make amends and do it right, because they believed they owed it to us.

If Sci-Fi has told us something, is that computers keep evolving to the point that, eventually, they grow to become sentient. So much so that some turn against us. For example, Skynet (Terminator) or HAL (2001, a space Odyssee). This level of mistrust could very well become a hassle to the Galactic Federation to the point that they knew they had to come up with some sort of organic CPU. A living, breathing, thinking, self-providing machine.
And we already have a computer that does this : the human brain.
I believe the first attempt for humans to turn a computer into such a living multi-tasking computer was the Nightmare. Remember the computer from Other M and Fusion that cries like a baby when disfigured and assaulted? I can't guess exactly why it acts this peculiar way, but I can only jest that it has to do with the belief that a living computer has to begin learning from the basics. Film geeks like me might remember such examples in Short-circuit, Star Trek's V'ger (Star Trek; the motion picture) or Chappie. The Nightmare fits into this category. The programmers might have thought that it would be a good idea to implement a learning program to this bio-computer as similar as they would with a child. Except that this computer, like HAL, throws a deadly tantrum once in a while.
Enter the Chozo who, not only wants humanking to improve itself, but shows it ways it can do so.
I imagine the Galactic Federation much like Star Trek's Federation in it's first steps. It wants to explore and colonize new planets, but lacks the patience to do so properly. It wants to do everything as fast as possible, as to catch up to other races already spreading it's wings throughout the cosmos. The Chozo then shares with them the building blocks of what could become the Galactic Federation's first version of their own Mother Brains : the Aurora Units.
Although not as powerfull or advance than the Chozo's Mother Brain, those units are able to help mankind to attain new heights of technology. They can act as a living interface between humans and technology, interface with smaller computers and provide usefull information to plot humankind's next move into the new frontier.
Some, like Ghor, might just have loved this so much he devoted himself completely to such technology.

I imagine the Chozo so proud of the humans at that moment. They believe that once the Galactic Federation gets used to this new help, it may -- like them -- make their lives so much easier that they just might abandon all thoughts of agressiveness and turn to a life of learning and contemplation, as them and the Luminoth.
And then came Ridley. Back from the shadows.

"Are they completely nuts!" I imagine him thinking. "Those bird-brain naive idiots. Can't they remember what they did to their own world! They nearly destroyed it... twice in 4000 years! If humankind's history prooves right, they will take what they want of the Chozo and the rest of the universe will pay the price. They have a record of cultural genocides and polluting and corrupting everything they touch. Power corrupts and they just gave them the keys to corruption with absolute certainty. I issue a warning to other races : put them in their place, for the good of the entire galaxy." And mutters to himself "Or I will..."
The Chozo hear this pessimistic message from an anonymous source and interpret it in some other fashion : Humankind has shown itself as a race capable of great things, but also pretty mischievous deeds as well. Old Bird, a Chozo amongst the elders, I believe, had a suggestion. "Whoever heard this warning will be watching. We can't leave them like this, under the spotlight. Let's help humanity reach it's greatness we know it can. Let's establish not a port, nor a city, but a colony where we shall school them on the matters of spiritual science, wisdom and prosperous exploration. Not only technology-wyse, but with coexistential matters. We can't leave them with only tools. Let's not let them fall as Bryyo did."
And so Old Bird and a few Chozo set forth with such a project towards the Galactic Federation. They chose K2L for it's mining facility, condering the humans would be there for a long while extracting the ore. I imagine the Galactic Federation at that moment a little "snarky", as if "Yeah, sure, that's a good idea. Start a new religion. That'll help.", but to a point, believed that if they recuse the Chozo's offerings too often, the alien bird-like ancient race might just think humanity is only in this relationship for itself and not for the betterment of it's kind and for other alien races they might encounter. That their intentions would be just as the aliens from the Independance Day movie : ravagers. That other races might believe they are conquerers the message ment to depict them and not potential allies. So they stood idly by, patiently waiting for the Chozo's lessons to be taken to them with no expectation.
The settlers on K2L, I believe, were part of a two-party outreach project to form future ambassadors to the galaxy, and Rodney and Virginia Aran amongst them.
Until one day, years after the settlers arrided, with the project growing as a steadfast success, Ridley decided to make an example of them all.

To be continued in part 3
SJD

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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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Joe-Roberts Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
 Thanks for faving Metroid link link :)
Metroid by Joe-Roberts 
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sjd764 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016
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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