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NES and SNES colors! This was for a gallery, but it didn't make it in. Still, I'm always down for an excuse to draw Samus anyway ;w;
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:iconnekoshonen236:
nekoshonen236 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So, I guess there was no explanation for why Samus had purple skin?
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:iconpersona22:
Persona22 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 27, 2014
It's complicated.
In the original NES, depending on how fast you finished it, Samus would take either her helmet off or the entire suit, looking like this:
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As you can see, while a light brunette instead of a blonde, she's still a normal looking woman.

But if you started a game an placed the password: JUSTIN BAILEY media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2qgrf…
Then you could play with Samus looking like this:
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Looking with light purple skin and bright green hair. Completely different to how she looked in the ending.

My personal guess is that since the NES had a very limited color palette of how many colors it could display on screen at once, they had to choose a color set that matched most of the scenery so it wouldn't require to change the game's look completely.

The way Samus looked after a speed run from the old games to the newer ones is this: www.metroid-database.com/featu…
being NES, Game Boy, SNES and GBA in that order.
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:iconnekoshonen236:
nekoshonen236 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
H---how informal! 
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:iconxplayer1x:
xPlayer1x Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So it wasn't formal? I think you might mean informational.
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:iconcitrusking46:
CITRUSKING46 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
About as much of an explanation as Link's pink hair in Link to the Past got.
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:iconkatsumiyo:
Katsumiyo Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
I love the colors you used, very nice composition too!
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:iconthetragicnightmare:
TheTragicNightmare Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Password: JUSTIN BAILEY

+5
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:iconsuperapartmentbros:
SuperApartmentBros Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Really awesome, nice work!
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:iconmy-sky-is-over:
my-sky-is-over Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The baby.




The baby.
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:iconrustyjet2000:
RustyJet2000 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
cool
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:iconqueenmomoko:
QueenMomoko Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
I like :D
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:iconcraw27:
craw27 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Love 'em both!
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:iconmechaguy:
mechaguy Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
left one is Justin Bailey colors.
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:iconminicollosus:
Minicollosus Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
They both look absolutely stunning lol
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:iconflashbros:
FlashBros Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome. I know it's a small thing but I really like the perspective on the ground...
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:icontsokei:
tsokei Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Great work- loved the juxtaposition here!
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:iconvillaman89:
Villaman89 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
Wonderfull!!
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:iconscythemantis:
scythemantis Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish she still had the purple skin and green hair, way more interesting than a generic blonde. She has alien DNA anyway!
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:iconwill6790:
Will6790 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool..!
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:iconuncle-bang:
Uncle-Bang Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yep, definitely need to have this in my collection. :dance:
Great job on this, awesome style!
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:iconelazuls-core:
elazuls-core Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Dat left Samus is best Samus (even without Varia suit colors).
I commend you, sur.
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:iconthetoondevil:
TheToonDevil Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012   General Artist
I'm digging the NES colored Samus Aran!
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:iconartist-azar:
Artist-Azar Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Reading this comment section, you can tell the age of the posters. Sad that the younger ones aren't aware of this franchise's history.
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:iconartist-azar:
Artist-Azar Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
NES/SNES Samus is best.
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:iconwynterlegend:
WynterLegend Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Hell yes. This brings back memories.
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:icondaptosto:
daptosto Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Samus is the BOSS!
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:iconsigloestrella:
SigloEstrella Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah, even in her retro NES colors, Samus still looks like a total babe even when she's on a mission to eradicate all the metroids. :love:
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:iconrollanberry:
rollanberry Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Amazing work!

Its soooo all about NES colors...green hair is the best!
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:iconayoubjezine:
ayoubjezine Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
this is so beautiful ;-;
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Y-Mangaka Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the pic is nice...
but the colors amuse me. xP
strange how the NES version armor is orange and Samus skin is light purple, and the SNES version armor is purple and Samus skin is light orange... ^^
I think I never really realised that before. >~<
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danikruse Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
This is so absolutely perfect. I love the perspective of this!
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Marvsamune Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
O.O wow
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:iconmetroiddatabase:
MetroidDatabase Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Great job, Alex. And thanks for submitting those old pieces to our site back in the day. Y'know, before you were "famous." ;)
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alonsovg Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
Probably the best Samus fan art I've seen around here.
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:iconultimaxe:
UltimAXE Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome. Bikini Samus is way better than Zero Suit Samus.
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:iconartist-azar:
Artist-Azar Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Damn straight.
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spdy4 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome :3
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:iconkevmcc:
KevMcC Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
This shines talent and effort like there's no tomorrow. An excellent piece for one of gaming's many badasses.
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:iconkid-kuma:
Kid-Kuma Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
I remember this one, Persona was rejected as well right?
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Yasuki-Konno Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Awesome effort for one of the most perfected heroines in fiction, love how your balanced both sections of the armour alongside full display of her healthy figure, best of both worlds. You also got both the FC (NES) & SFC (SNES)/GBA colour schemes perfectly in tone & shade, and high points with your stylization of Samus with slender yet well firm toned curves, esp. with that sharp shoulder points and flowing torso. Anyways splendid job here! :star::heart::star:
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thevampiredio Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
nightelf samus?? cool.
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:iconbluesigma:
Bluesigma Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student Artist
sick
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:iconmatthewrhumphreys:
MatthewRHumphreys Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional Filmographer
You're just too damn awesome man. =D
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:iconeyecager:
Eyecager Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional
I've always adored this one you did such a slick job on this Alex.
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Paragons-Saga Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love the design of this. Would make a fantastic wallpaper. Pity the NES version has the cannon on the wrong arm, but for the sake of symmetry, it still works. :heart:
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:iconkeithquack:
KeithQuack Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
is this also a cowboy bebop reference? you know, "see you space cowboy"
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:iconparagons-saga:
Paragons-Saga Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"See you Next Mission" was a phrase used in the ending of Super Metroid. :) That predates Cowboy Bebop by a few years.
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:iconkeithquack:
KeithQuack Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
ah, too young for that reference i guess.
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:iconparagons-saga:
Paragons-Saga Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Never too young to play Super Metroid. :D
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