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Ness_Prime

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I hate to be that guy but I still don't get it.
Is Metroid Prime canon or not?
And if it is (or isn't) why so?

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Octane

Does it matter?

The latest version of the ''official'' timeline doesn't include the Prime series, but you can stick them between Metroid and Metroid II in order of release, and everything still makes sense, kinda:

https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/metroid/images/9/96/Metro...

The point is, Nintendo themselves don't really care about timelines it seems, so it doesn't make too much sense to worry about it. If you want Prime to be a part of the timeline, it can be.

Octane

Ness_Prime

@Octane
It matters to me.
Because the way I see things is that the effort put into the creation of a game ist heavily influenced by the impact the title has on the main storyline.
If they start making a project thinking, "this game doesn't affect the story anyway, lets just give them some gameplay dem customers like" metroid prime 4 could turn out to be the extreme counterpart to Metroid other M.
Or worse.
They could go full spin off again with the Prime nametag, which is highly unlikely but still not impossible.

I wouldn't say that Nintendo doesn't care about timelines. The Zelda timeline sure is questionable but they still put some thought into it.

Edit: The timeline you've linked clears things up for me. Thanks

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Ness_Prime

Eel

They're canon. Just not important to the overall storyline.

Being developed by an outsider team, the original creator just kinda considers them outsiders themselves. They're stuck between 1 and 2 because that's where they don't break anything.

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Ness_Prime

@Meowpheel
Do you think the reactions to the Metroid Prime 4 reveal changed that?
I really want to know what you think

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Eel

I don't have a way to tell how the creator of the Metroid series feels about anything.

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Aurumonado

The prime games are canon (but technically so is other M).

The prime games take place between Metroid 1 and Metroid 2 and function as a separate, self-contained story.

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Octane

@Ness_Prime This is Nintendo. They come up with gameplay first, then start thinking of a story, and when everything is said and done, maybe think about a place in the timeline. Granted, Metroid is their only franchise that is more directly related than anything else, but I find that the entire story arc remains pretty vague anyway.

Octane

Eel

There's really nothing vague about the Metroid timeline. (Outside of the prime games).

It's really simple, and the main games make plenty of references and connections.

Metroid 1, 2 and Super are directly tied together, and Other M basically serves as a solid bridge between Super and Fusion.

Other media like the manga is also very consistent with the story of the games.

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Octane

@Meowpheel Well, true, but unless you're paying attention, I doubt you would notice the entire timeline right away.

Or maybe I don't pay enough attention...

Octane

Eel

The baby has been there as a central plot device for 4 out of 5 main games.

Let that sink in.

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Octane

The baby for Smash!

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Eel

The baby is too big.

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Eel

Well if that's an option then, Ridley for smash!

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