The thumbs-up sign had been used by the Galactic Federation for ages. Me, I was known for giving the…

The thumbs-up sign had been used by the Galactic Federation for ages. Me, I was known for giving the thumbs-down during briefing.

I had my reasons, though… Commander Adam Malkovich was normally cool and not one to joke around, but he would end all of his mission briefings by saying, "Any objections, Lady?" He was joking, but others weren’t… At the time I felt surrounded by people who treated me like a child or used kid gloves because I was a woman.

And yet, with Adam, I was grateful for the nod… My past has left me with an uneasy soul, and as a result, it touched me on some level that Adam would acknowledge that past by calling me something delicate—like "Lady." And I knew more than anyone that every word from Adam was deliberate. My thumbs-down was a twofold response—a sign of derision at being called a lady, and a signal of my complete understanding of the mission orders. The other soldiers were always willing to support me with easy smiles despite the fact that I clearly had so much yet to learn. Among them was Anthony.

In the face of his well-meaning behavior, and that of the other soldiers, my response was to become increasingly bitter. I was a child, always with something to prove. A chip on my shoulder.

And I was angry. I felt that if I let my guard down, I would easily be broken. And beyond that, I was scared. But even in the naivete of my youth, I could see in Adam’s joking manner how close he felt to me.

Adam knows my past. And he knows me better than anyone else.

Confession time. Because I was so young when I lost both of my parents, there’s no question I saw Adam as a father figure. When I rebelled against him, I knew I could get away with it. And his paternal compassion in the face of my rebellion reinforced the special bond I felt with him.

I understood well that chances were slim that I would ever find anyone that understood me like Adam. And yet… When the time came, I still left his side. I was so young. Young and naive…

47 thoughts on “The thumbs-up sign had been used by the Galactic Federation for ages. Me, I was known for giving the…”

  1. >Samus’s dialogue went from that to AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
    Wow, Sakamoto’s writing really atrophied over the last decade.

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    • Look up Other M: Maxximum Edition.
      >missiles are now used in 3rd person instead of switching to 1st person
      >concentration takes twice as long and can be used anytime
      >uses smash samus’ model and colors, as well as making the gravity suit actually look like the gravity suit
      >can use bombs and missiles at the start
      >enemies have their correct colors from super and fusion
      >less neon and upgraded textures in some areas
      >cutscenes reworked

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  2. >Fusion ADAM
    >Called Samus Lady as a sign of respect, with slight comical tone
    >MOM Adam
    >Called Samus Lady literally only because he hates women

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  3. I imagine her really socially stunted and autistic from hanging around bird people for half her life but never this degree of tumblr blog-posting. Stoic waifu is best.

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  4. Jesus, how can someone come up with such cringeworthy dialogue, Sakamoto is a true hack and even if i liked Dread he’s clearly on a leash by Nintendo.

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    • Play the Famicom Detective Club remakes, The Girl Who Stands Behind especially shows that Sakamoto could actually write a long time ago.

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    • Play the Famicom Detective Club remakes, The Girl Who Stands Behind especially shows that Sakamoto could actually write a long time ago.

      You can tell when a writer starts to self insert into the love interest role because they suddenly lose all talent.

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    • What happened with Metroid during the NES era? It was just starting, Other M is truly the only big blow the franchise took and it needed a decade to recover.

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      • >it needed a decade to recover.
        they could have just made a good new game but Dread literally proves that Japs aren’t the ones to do it.

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  5. >Confession time.
    To me, this is worse than the entire bit about her giving a thumbs down. The monotone delivery and the fact she even said that is terrible.

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  6. I still dont understand. I didn’t when I played it and still dont after reading this.

    I really have no clue what shes trying to say here.

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  7. >hmm yes it appears that i have encountered the creature that has killed my parents
    >i have defeated this creature in various incarnations roughly 8 times before
    >after observing the ship i have been on, a reasonable conclusion can be drawn that this is a clone and not the original ridley
    >now i will freak out and have a mental shutdown
    USE YOUR PLASMA BEAM

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    • What were they thinking? Why did we need to see Samus be scared of Ridley? If Other M was an origin story or this scene was set in the past while we’re in the present it’d be different but it just makes the audience confused and upset at how Samus would be afraid of something she’s killed multiple times already. At least we got Anthony being a chad in this

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      • They weren’t. You can’t have Samus after 3 games (6 if you count the prime trilogy) suddenly have to deal with mental trauma, because it’s been established that she has dealt with the source of said trauma and conquered it. If Other M was instead a game about Samus in the Galactic Federation, and she had an encounter with Ridley on a mission which causes her to freak out and need to be rescued by her crew, that would have been a little better as she would have been more dependent at that point and not the character that is currently known as Samus.

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    • Why the fuck does her suit disintegrate into fairy dust when every other time her suit has been shown coming off it’s either exploded off her or come off in pieces?

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  8. I like how Samus Returns and Dread act as an apology for this game essentially making Samus into Doomguy only a bit less of an oddball

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    • Bottle Ship…
      Shaped like a Baby’s Bottle…
      Issuing the Baby’s Cry distress signal…
      Using THE BABY’s DNA to clone Baby Metroids…
      Looked over by a biological Mother Brain…
      Named Melissa Bergman…
      M. B.
      THE BABY

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      • >first image in the game is a nebula in the form of Samus as a child
        >Samus reminisces about how she was like a child before Adam, young and naive
        >then she outright becomes a child before Ridley
        Kino… the most subtle of symbolism…

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