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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.

~

War sucks.


Metroid (c) Nintendo
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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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