Enjoy my Metroid fan fiction. I also have an original story of my own called Symphony of Sol: I Shall Not Rest in Peace.
Metroid Origins is an imaginative retelling of how Samus Aran became a feared bounty hunter. It also traces the origins of her love interest Adam, and her hated archnemesis Meta Ridley.
I thought about trying to get it published but with so many things against me… not a well-known author, property of Nintendo… I decided to place it here as fan fiction. I do take certain liberties with Samus story because well, I’m just not a huge fan of the direction Nintendo chose to go with Metroid Other M. In my book Samus doesn’t talk very much. She just silently kills thousands of enemies, stoically defending the galaxy from all manner of problems.
I do spend a bit of time on her upbringing by the Chozo, it is an origin story after all. This means a considerable amount of time before she receives her power suit. This was done to develop her as a person. It isn’t the suit that makers her the interesting woman she is, but rather the person beneath that is so fascinating to behold. Imagine yourself in her shoes, parents murdered by pirates, raised by a fierce bird-like race… how would you develop? This is the story I wish to expound upon.
The original game Metroid was influenced by the movie Aliens. It set a brooding lonely tone which I capitalize on here. This is not a kid’s tale. If a movie were made out of it , it would be rated R for gruesome realistic descriptions of war and hunting. There will be no sexual scenes in here. I am trying to steer clear of that, focusing more on character development and story.
There are many gaps to her story. I have filled these gaps with some novel ideas of my own. The major differences you will see are, A) the Chozo can fly, B) Samus Aran must earn her name, C) the Varia Suit that Samus is most known for wearing was not made by the Chozo. Who made it? Read Metroid Origins and find out!
This is a companion story that fits very nice with the games. It does not fit well with any other medium of the tale. Keep that in mind when reading my derivatives. I may go a different direction then the stories that surround the game but I will not cross paths with what has been reviled in the games themselves. My goal is to tell a well-written story influenced by the games they surround.
And now for the disclaimer. The story is not affiliated with Nintendo in any way, nor is it meant as a definitive companion to the manga. I do share many of the ideas there, but it is my personal take on the story from a fans perspective, written for fellow fans to enjoy.
The art displayed at the beginning and end of each chapter is fan art that I have found around the internet. There has been no collaboration between me and the artists. They have simply been as intrigued with the character of Samus, as much, if not more so, than I have.
The only exception to this is the first picture displayed in the prologue. It was done by the official concept artist for Retro Studies Andrew Jones. Highly recommend you give his sight a click. You will not be disappointed.
I am in the process of contacting all the artists so that I might have their permission in continuing to display their art.
Transfuse, 3ihard, and Crimson VVings have answered my requests with the positive. If you wish to view more works of a particular artist, click on the link I have provided beneath the displayed work. Any art buffs out there should check them out. You will not regret a peruse through such gifted artwork.
End of Part I
Part II is still in progress.