some of my favorite faces from Injustice: Gods Among Us
Catwoman v3 #56 cover by Adam Hughes
I would like to present you one of the most amazing sketches of Papa Emeritus II.
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~Sacrilegious Art // NamelessWorshippers ~
X-Men: Days of Future Past by Alex Maleev
Life-Sized Titanfall Titan in Berlin
Titan Tour: Berlin - Atlas Titan Betty takes over Berlin’s Hauptbahnhof
To me it is not trivial, and not the only thing I’m mad about with her character. and here is why:
Samus Aran is A BOUNTY HUNTER. She was trained by the chozo and is super strong and awesome and over the years she’s been bastardized by the gaming industry as some sex symbol and the heels are just the icing on the cake.
Here is her main design:
SHE’S 6’3 AND 200 POUNDS
This was her when they first made her zero suit in SSB brawl. Note she actually had some muscular upper arm definition while yes still stupidly sexy looking, you could argue it as what she looked like under her power suit.
Here she is in Metroid: other M where they also gave her stupid heels. They elongated her legs and gave her NO MUSCLE DEFINITION (you’d think after training with the chozo and being able to contort yourself into a fucking ball you’d have SOME muscle right?)
Players have been rewarded by getting her almost naked time and time again. The first game was such a shocker because it revealed her as a girl, you were playing this complete badass that all the guys wanted to be and then BOOM it’s actually a girl. That said a lot.
Her zero suit first off, shouldn’t be for fighting because it’s UNDER her power suit (also she should be hella muscular and buff not all curvy and shit, her first designs when she was in the two piece showed her as more athletic and muscular and just something she is just comfortable in.) She’s most vulnerable in game when she’s out of her power suit, yes she’s still buff and tough but no where near the same power when she’s in it.
And they’ve been making her weaker in my opinion as well because in the game Metroid: Other M, when she was confronted by Ridley (WHOSE ASS SHE HAS KICKED 2 TRILLION TIMES BY THE WAY) She just froze up and cried and couldn’t move and became pathetic. She was in heels here too which I’m equally mad about because the Zero Suit is supposed to be bare bones whats UNDER her power suit.
see below for the video I’m talking about where she gets fucking stupid after ridley shows up:
And later in the game in her Zero suit she is randomly shot in her in the back by Adam (literally for no reason) before explaining to her she couldn’t kill these metroids etc. etc. where he could have explained to her WITHOUT FUCKING SHOOTING HER. She also takes one shot and just lays there breathing heavily unable to move? One shot?. So for the rest of the scene she was just laying on the floor in some demure way while Adam explains some shit where do you really think Samus would have stood for someone pushing her around like that? Taking orders from somebody? SHE’S A BOUNTY HUNTER SHE’S SOLO. SHE DOESN’T ANSWER TO ANYONE. SHE DOESN’T TAKE SHIT.
also on the heels thing, remember this:
I have no issues with sexy females, 99.99% of female characters in video games are a sexy character. Samus is a badass warrior, she wasn’t originally a sexy character. Just look at Laura Croft, her entire design is sex appeal (besides the new game which was amazing and ofc made by a girl who was tired of seeing bad ass females being only tits and ass). Samus was literally one of the only female characters, and by far the most popular, who wasn’t based on sex appeal. And now she’s based on sex appeal. This is why I’m mad and why this isn’t trivial to me.
SO NO IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT THE HEELS, THE HEELS ARE THE ICING ON THE CAKE OF HOW ONE OF THE MOST BADASS FEMALES IN GAMING HISTORY IS SLOWLY TURNING INTO A PATHETIC SEX SYMBOL WHO CAN’T STAND HER OWN GROUND IN HER OWN GAMES.
THE BIGGEST SMACK DOWN IN WRESTLEMANIA HISTORY
The fucking MAN has spoken.
Inspired by Steve’s notebook.