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Metroid Origins: Engulfed By Flames by AlejandroVillada Metroid Origins: Engulfed By Flames by AlejandroVillada
The fateful encounter that decided the future of both Samus Aran and Ridley, from the japanese endings of Metrid Fusion.

This one was a lot of fun because there are so many versions of ridley that i had to come up with this one, done with those elements that defines him the most so it looks like itīs from an actual game (the dragon shape from Super Metroid and Metroid Zero Mission, the colors from Super Metroid, Fusion, Other M and Super Smash Bros, and even added some elements from real human/animal anatomy).

Done with pencils, pens and brush for the lineart (wich i will maybe upload), photoshop for the color/painting.

By the way, for some Metroid drawings from me:… especially recommended for fans of Metroid Fusion, the creepy boss "Nightmare", and comics!
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ChaosMiles07 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
It's so beautiful!!!
AlejandroVillada Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
phenolphthalei2 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist
Love both these characters. maybe my favorite moment not in the game its self. this really makes me wish they'd try to show k2l in the main series. just don't have ridley speaking english. 
AbsentMinded-Queen Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow, this is beautiful. I love the perspective and how you drew Ridley. This is one of my favorite scenes :c poor little Samus, I'd be dead just by looking at him personally. 

Excellent Job! 
AlejandroVillada Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow Thanks! =D
Evertide Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013   Writer
A scene every Metroid fan is familiar with, and a scene that never gets old to me.  You did it justice, indeed.

Also, as I already commented on the other picture, definite fan of the Nightmare pic, too.  You do some great work.
AlejandroVillada Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! I hope you will like my next Metroid drawing (when finished) too! =D  (my next Metroid drawing will be from Super Metroid)
Girfan2000 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This kinda explains why Samus is afraid of Ridley in Other M. At that point in Samus' life, hasn't she fought Ridley 5 times already? So why is she afraid of him? Why wasn't this scene shown in Other M when Ridley is introduced? It would actually tell the player why she is afraid of him. Unless you have read the Manga or played the Japanese version of Fusion, then you have no idea why Samus is going all PTSD. It would've made the game a tiny bit better. This picture is amazing though.  
Greyman101 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
The reason that PTSD blankout didn't bother me is that after Super, Samus had no reason to believe Ridley could ever come back. He LITERALLY FELL APART, and then the planet blew. Super was even stated to be Ridley's canonical death. But thanks to the GF's idiocy and Ridley's gift of genetic memory....

And I'd hardly call it fear for herself. More like a horrible reminder of that time she was helpless to stop the destruction of the home she knew. Thus, when it looked like Anthony just bit the big one...BAAAM! That was enough to make Samus get back to business.
mavericktheinsane Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
the freak out sceen makes even less sceens seeing how the chozo teached samus how to deal with post dramatic stress disorder.
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