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No Mercy by Cryophase No Mercy by Cryophase
"Don't! Don't Shoot! Please I don't want to die!"

The Hunter heard nothing more than an inane series of roars and clicks.

Easily she could have translated the vocalizations. She could have done so before the battle even started, and heard every threat thrown at her from the now dead pirates. She hadn't, and she never did.

The Hunter assumed threats were all she would ever get from the mindless, aggressive enemy. But if she knew that they were capable of pleading, of showing a sick sense of cowardice and begging for their lives, it might not be so easy.

Slaying pirates. It was her job, her duty. Such is war to kill the enemy, and for the Hunter it was easy.

Because they did not speak her language.

Because their expressions were incomprehensible.

Because they were of a different species.

Because their goals and ideals did not correspond with her own.

Because when she saw one, she saw not an individual but a part of a whole. Another mindless, hideous alien whose species orphaned her, and started a casualty-heavy war that spanned the whole of the galaxy.

Their government was highly militaristic, and all troops were expendable. Merely expendable pawns to be thrown into battle without any care as to the value of their life as a sentient being.

He didn't want to be expendable. He didn't want to fight a war, but he was forced to. Desperately he kicked, he fought and he roared out pleadings for his pathetic life. None were heard. He was nothing to her.

The Hunter charged. The deathly golden light of her canon casting sinister shadows across her enemy's face.

"I'm begging you to spare me!"

Nothing but alien babble.


Nothing left but a simmering crater that once housed a sentient mind.

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War sucks.


Metroid (c) Nintendo
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ShaozChampion Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Digital Artist
lovely ^^ Loved the insider dailouge you added ^^

theres always two sides to a story 
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Cryophase Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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VoadorChama Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, your writing is incredible, and...well, tearjerking. This is the first time I've ever actually felt PITY for the Space Pirates; well, sorta. I once had an OC who was sympathetic, but this is a whole new aspect. Beautiful work.
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Cryophase Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you enjoyed :) I have a couple other short Metroid writing pieces floating around if you're interested

Metroid OC? :la: What was she/he? I have more Metroid OCs than I can count aha
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VoadorChama Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I do, too, actually. :lol: I actually mentally divided the Space Pirates into two separate races, the Tiroc(the bug-ones from Prime and Echoes) and the Narod(the eel-ish ones from Corruption). The OC was one of the eel-ones, and he was basically a Pirate that was captured, and eventually turned good. His real name was Raskighrkrahligknarsh, but most people either called him "Rask," or the tag name the humans gave him, Carlin Nevan. :)
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Cryophase Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aha cool names! :) I like the idea that the pirates are divided into separate races. Though the Metroid Prime 3 ones do have a semi-official name. I think the consensus around the fandom is that they're called Urtraghians(since Urtraghus is the name of the Prime 3 Pirate Homeworld in the Japanese version, and is referenced by the "Urtraghian Shriekbat" scan entry in the English version).

Oh god I have a pirate OC as well :la: -> fav.me/d64q1r5
He is a tank-bred Urtraghian slave who was mortally injured and escaped to avoid execution. He was saved by a Luminoth who formed a sort of maternal sense of pity for him, and infused with their DNA, so he's a hybrid
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VoadorChama Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, if it's any consolation, "Tiroc" and "Narod" are only what the HUMANS call them in my fanfics because humans apparently can't figure out how to pronounce alien names properly. :D Thanks for letting me know about the "Urtraghian" bit; I'll make sure to remember that! :) (And I obviously need to replay the trilogy to refresh my brain on a few things)
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Cryophase Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha you should, I always love replaying them and refreshing on the lore. More games should tell stories like the Prime games do, letting you piece together the world by tiny snippets of info you have to scavenge for

I'd love to read your fics sometime (:
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VoadorChama Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Unfortunately, none of them are published right now; I first wrote them back in 2011, back when I was new to fanfiction, and the first drafts were HORRIBLE. The revamping process is a slow one. :P But I'll let you know when they are available to read. :)
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Cryophase Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha I never did publish most of mine either :XD: The one with my pirate has been in limbo for about two years, so I know the feel

Maybe we could do collaborative writing sometime, if you're ever interested ;)
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musogato Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent writing. It would be great if in one of the games there were a few pirates that rebelled from their group and aided Samus, or at least made the whole thing a bit more complicated than whole species = bad guy. It's been a while since I've played Corruption so I can't remember if there were any hints of that in the Pirate Homeworld scans. Anyway! Nice drawing too, I like the poses.
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Cryophase Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah I always wished they'd touch more upon that subject. There isn't much lore about rebellion other than one or two mentions that happened when Dark Samus first began infecting pirates; there was a resistance that fought against her and those she infected, but they were either corrupted or killed.

Most signs of rebellion and disobedience are met fast with a death penalty, so starting one would be a bit of a tough job. I've tried to fill the gap with fanfiction and lore of my own, the pirates' backstory is very fun to conceptualize upon :D
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KJID Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
...........this depressed me beyond limits........war does suck.........
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Cryophase Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The best writing is one that inspires emotion. Glad to know I succeeded on that front

Thank you for the comment and fave :)
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KJID Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem :) and yes your absolutely write, That poor pirate :I
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Cryophase Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you like pirates I have plenty more written and visual pieces of those guys in my gallery! :'D
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KJID Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D OH SWEET yeah there boss :D
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Ph03n1x-Warr1or-Z Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
This is a really deep view into Samus's view of the species responsible for drastically altering her life and the lives of countless others. The piece provides a more visceral presentation of the hatred she has for the Space Pirates and everything that they stand for. In all honesty, I can't blame her for feeling that way toward all of them, even the ones she knows are begging for her to spare them, the ones who don't want to be pawns in a fruitless, pointless, selfish war. Awesome job giving us a window into what a few Space Pirates may actually feel about the war against the Galactic Federation and a reminder of Samus's feelings toward them. Keep up the good work!
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Cryophase Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey thank you for the comment! :)I'm glad you enjoyed it. My aim was more to represent the pirates' point of view than Samus', but I guess it does highlight hers a bit as well
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Ph03n1x-Warr1or-Z Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
You're very welcome. Also, sorry for missing your aim for the piece. I guess I got caught up more in how Samus was feeling than how the Space Pirate felt before she wasted him. After I read the description, I felt a wave of frustration and disgust rush through me because it reminded me how heartless those monsters can be, and that's why I unintentionally missed your original purpose for the piece.
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Cryophase Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha no worries, I'm just happy people read my work :)
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IGotItMan Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
That was a very deep writing...
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Cryophase Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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ShadowKyogre Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THIS is definitely going in my personal notes for good writing examples. Also, if it wasn't apparent enough, the picture's also absolutely beautiful.
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Cryophase Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, thank you, I'm glad you like it. :) Never stop writing!
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aceina Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
interesting but id like to point out the manga adressed this verry concept and ultimatly proved that the pirates while having a mind are mostly just sociopathic monsters


the prime games further prove they dont care much about the lifes of there own (Expermenting on them using them as target practic for there elite ect)
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Cryophase Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pirates don't care about the well-being of other pirates, that much is true. However it is demonstrated in the Prime games that they are capable of fear and disobedience, ie selfish actions. There's nothing out of character about a cowardly pirate

Also the manga contrasts too much with what we observe in game for me to take it seriously :) It's also poorly written to boot in my opinion XD
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aceina Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
agreed i tend to view the manga as a steping stone

thoe the manga is FAR better than other M
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Cryophase Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That isn't saying much considering that game was a travesty :lol:
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aceina Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
true true and an insult to samus and the fans
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G3rain1 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
lol wut? Other M was like 10 million times better that the prime games. Almost as good as the 2d games.... but not quite.
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aceina Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
its story is sexist full of plot holes and it removed the exploration which is what metroid is known for
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G3rain1 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
No, Metroid is known for being a fastpaced action platformer shoot-em-up. Which prime and it's squeals were the complete opposite of. At least other M tried to live up to to the legacy.
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Cryophase Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yup XD
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aceina Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
its just mind boglyin how bad other M is
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DarkKnight839 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
I totally forgot about this part of Samus. In her Power Suit, she literally kills creatures constantly.

I can't forget the horrible death that the Crocomire suffered in Super Metroid. After she forces the Crocomire into the lava, it loses its skin and then reappears later as a pile of bones.

At the same time, if she didn't force it into the lava, she would have been driven into a wall of spikes.

That's war, I guess.
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Cryophase Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup, sadly :P No one really wins in war
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GameMasterKyro Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You used the design from MP2... Now I want to play the first Prime. I haven't done a playthrough of that for a while...
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Cryophase Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
All three are so damn amazing haha :D

I based this more on her MP3 suit but, between that and the MP2 one I do not think there is much difference XD
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GameMasterKyro Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
There really isn't a difference. That's why I said MP2, because it came first. But MP2's design was a HUGE leap from MP.
One of the things I want in MP is the Fusion Suit. I got the individual games, but not the trilogy bundle, which has it available through the same credit system introduced in MP3 rather than by GBA link. It's so shiny...
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Cryophase Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I played through MP with the fusion suit, and honestly I prefer the default, haha XD The fusion suit is cool and all, especially coupled with the color changes you get, but I will forever be a sucker for those big ol' varia shoulders :D
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GameMasterKyro Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, me again. I just found something interesting. This: [link] suggests that the Fusion Suit can be toggled on and off. I wasn't sure if it was actually true, and if it was, I wanted to make sure you knew.
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Cryophase Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
? I have the tril, I know
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GameMasterKyro Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I made a mistake. What I meant was that it seemed to imply you don't have to start a new file to switch between the Fusion Suit and the regular ones. Is that how it works or what?
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GameMasterKyro Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I kinda like the Varia Suit, too. But I mainly want to see what it's like. Problem is, I have to complete Fusion again, assuming that I can actually GET a GBA link. Never seen one before.
I recently completed MP and MP2, getting the last upgrade in each, and I finally saw those endings with my own eyes. I found all the rest on my own, but the last one in each really got me. It's really fun going through every nook and cranny to find them, but after scoping all of it out twenty times (closer to ten in MP2), it gets pretty tiring. So, I finally looked up a guide.
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Cryophase Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha I have my old GBA link sitting in a closet XD

You can always just buy the fusion suit with credits after you play through once?
I always look up guides when going for 100% completions, good god it is IMPOSSIBLE to do without XD
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GameMasterKyro Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
As I said earlier, the credits system is on the Trilogy bundle version for the Wii, and I already had the individual games. I really don't feel like getting all three of them again. Lol.
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Cryophase Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, okay xD
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MetroidPeter Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
I blame the government!
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Cryophase Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's always the government's fault!! :ohnoes:
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