Weirdness: Samus Aran's Metroid Backstory Re-imagined as a Love Song
Posted by Thomas Whitehead
Samus does Glee
It seems that a number of Metroid fans quite like Samus Aran to be a largely silent, steely-eyed killer. Or, at least, they don't want her to be an emotionally unstable — swerving from distant monotone narration to being frozen by childhood trauma — young bounty hunter daft enough to slowly burn to death until given permission to resist heat by Adam Malkovich. Even committed defenders of Metroid: Other M, like this writer, couldn't get around that silliness.
In many respects she's a hero with a degree of mystery, then, a powerful figure capable of being both courageous and ruthless. We never really considered that Aran would gaze lovingly at an image of a loved one while preparing to take down Mother Brain, for example, but it's clearly open for interpretation.
YouTube user brentalfloss, with over 200,000 subscribers and well known for musical videos based on famous franchises, has put together "METROID: Fight For Love", which shows Samus reluctantly setting off on her mission due to the inevitable separation from her loved one. Written by Brent "brentalfloss" Black, directed by Oscar Diaz "Osuka" and with Alysha Umphress singing the lead role as Samus, it's undoubtedly an impressive collaboration with plenty of passion behind it; we're just not convinced the song and storyline fit the character.
Yet still, it's all about different interpretations and opinions. Check it out and let us know what you think in the comments section.
Thanks to allav866 for the heads up.