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Theta Metroid by rpowell77 Theta Metroid by rpowell77
- Logbook entry - Lore - Space Pirate Data - Theta Metroid

Further experiments on metroid larvae have been suspended, due to a high casulty rate of our pirate subjects. Experiments on the metroid's growth and development have been executed in an attempt to bypass the metroid's weaker alpha stage to the stronger gamma metroids. However the experiments have resulted in mutations in metroid specimens. these mutations have caused the metroid specimens to highly aggressive and have also increased their speed, by a large margin. A large amount of our troops were terminated by metroid specimens before they were able to contain them. It would seem that metroid specimens, although stronger and faster than traditional metroids, retain their vulnerability to colder temperatures. these metroids are far to aggressive for use as a bioweapon because the risk is too high they will turn on us. Reports have suggested the arrival of the hunter several cycles ago. We'll leave the metroids to deal with her, perhaps they can kill eachother and rid us both problems.

- Logbook entry - Creature - Metroid - Theta Metroid

Scans show a hightened aggression and increased speed within metroid specimens. Metroids alsoTheta Metroids use a pair of spikes to ram into their enemies, while they also resort to traditional metroid behaviour by latching onto prey to drain their foe's life energy. Multiple bombs are needed if the metroid latches on. Larger and sharper claws are also used for slashing at their enemies. When they attempt to ram use evasive maneuvers, then target their vulnerable underside with the ice beam. Timing is crucial as they are much faster than most other metroids.
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Siiw Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Is this actually in a game, or is it your own creation? It would fit seamlessly into the life cycle from first Game Boy Metroid game. Your style is very close to the actual game designers' style. I like this.
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rpowell77 Feb 13, 2014   Digital Artist
thanks! This is my personal work, not concept art for any games! Though I would love to do concept work for a metroid game!
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ChojinRyu750 Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome
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Varia31 May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very unique looking Metroid. Looks creepy, and creepy in this case is very good. ;)
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:iconkhz-acid:
This is so awesome...
Posted you up on obviouswinner.com

Excellent work my friend.
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:iconburkeonthesly:
It's creepy, unearthly, and pretty much mashes all the "instinctive terror" buttons that HP Lovecraft noticed with his writing about evil bugs and seafood gone bad.
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:iconsekyndes:
Nice idea and good job !
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:iconmetroiddatabase:
We always love your work, Rob! Can't wait for you to finish your "other stuff" !!! ;););)
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DARKLORDMOKEYMOKEY May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like you fused it with those alien babies that have been known to burst out of peoples chest...
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Sne-aks May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awesome! I really like the design...the colors...well...the whole thing really.
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