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And the evil was born... by R-SRaven And the evil was born... by R-SRaven
I always wanted to do a Dark Samus pic, so here it is, completely done in Photoshop 7.0.
I know that there's a scene at the end of Metroid Prime where shows how Dark Samus emerges from the Phazon,
but I tried something different , here the Phazon is "alive".
I spent about 3 hours to finish this, but I kinda like how it turned out.
Hope you like it^^
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Demon242 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
If the Prime series wasn't before so many of the other games in the timeline, I would have sworn this was Mother Brain somehow. 
Feanor144 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
Good job!
Fyreglider Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The coolest antagonist ever. And you made it better.
mandospartangirl117 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
epic epic epic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Missioncrisis Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
epic badassery
WOMDeimos Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
Great... just great, like the rest of your art. This, Sir, is what I call quality-art!
Hollow-nyan Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Montezuma94 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
This is absolutely brilliant.
Dark samus is without a doubt, the most vicious villian in videogame history!
I would dare say she(or it) is better than mother brain.
Montezuma94 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
This is absolutely brilliant.
Dark samus is without a doubt, the most vicious villian in videogame history!
I would dare say she(or it) is better than mother brain.
Dr-Syn Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
Pretty cool. Too bad with all the Phazon gone, its impossible for Dark Samus to return.
IceFlame1019 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I dunno about that, who's to say that Phaaze wasn't just one of the most recently corrupted planets?
Perhaps the real source of Phazon was much further away and Phaaze was just a "local distribution center", one of the most recent complete takeovers.  The data logs throughout the games kept mentioning Phazon as occurring in "strains", perhaps the type encountered in the trilogy was a mega-strain controlled by Phaaze?  
Also, it's possible that there are other planet(oid)s that slipped under the radar and may perpetuate the virus, who knows lol
Phazon seemed to be partially sentient, and given its voracity I can't see it only infecting those five planets out of everything else available.  Buuuuut we shall see, there are rumors that a fourth Prime game is in the works, especially since Nintendo renewed the copyright for the "Prime" series.  I can kinda see Metroid Prime, having been to Phaaze, may have created copies or "babies" of itself to send to other planets, if it hadn't already.  New strains of Phazon independent of Phaaze.

lol, i haven't thought about this at all have I :B
0kidd0 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
I haven't really played Metroid games, but i find this piece just stunning. You did a beautiful job with lighting: of the armor and of the background. To work with mainly dark blue must had been a difficult task, but you definately got the right amount of detail and contrast.
GamingZoid Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
shadowyoshigamernerd Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
epic, evil, and amazing.
GoombaKicker78 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
JustinRampage Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is excellent! [link]
AdamMalkovich Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist
Sooooooooo cool! I love how sinister she/ it looks. Corrupted epicness.
Chai-Fox Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
o_o Wow, the detail is so great. Fantastic!
spdy4 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My soo.......EPIC:iconepiclaplz:
Vysse Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Kickassery at its finest.
fusionchild Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Kreepy with a capitol K. XD
LukeSythe Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
The things in the back look like Ing instead of Phazon. Bamazing job though.
MechaGanon Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Student Writer
Very nice picture!
Evertide Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010   Writer
That was probably one of my favorite "you get 100% completion so you get to see a little bonus footage" endings of all time.
mishkuu Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
wow thats amazing!!
queenofthegems Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! My own theory about Dark Samus and 'her' origins is that Dark Samus 'IS' Metroid Prime, revived through the Phazon Suit and Samus's own DNA, including Phazon as well, let's not forget that. I think a case of 'evolution' might of taken place, but I don't have enough facts to back that up. 'Ascending' is the word that might cover it, but I need more proof. I've made a wallpaper speculating this, and also speculating that Metroid Prime is not a Metroid, even though its geneticly similar to it, but its actually a 'Leviathan'. Its only theories I have made, but don't know if its true.
xX-Alloy-Xx Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010
Ooo Spooky.
bakkeby Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010
I don't know what others think but imho this is worthy of a print. Excellent work sir.
orribu Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Best picture of Dark Samus I've ever seen holy crap. o.o :heart:
Niraven Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Just lovely~
ridleysghost Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
wow, this is awesome
darkskullfromhell Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
damn dude this is awsum
instant fav!
Weyard Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
O.o it looks like official art.
HanksBeanieHat Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009  Student Digital Artist
DS is badass, I love the dark blue colour of DS here. Wonderfully done.
Lightning-Icarus Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
This looks so great! I love how the phazon seems alive, and seems to be shaping itself in this Dark Samus. You did a wonderful job!
11TOMMY11 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009
Thats truly incredible, your very talented.
ShadowtheImmortal Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009
This is so awesome. Really good work. Can I use this as my Youtube background? I will credit you and link to your profile if i get your consent.
R-SRaven Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
Yes you can, thanks for the comment.
FallingDark Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Better stand back...this awesomeness can corrupt you...
BoltFraction Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want a huge poster of this in my room. Seriously.

There's eyes in the Phazon. That's just too awesome. Very suiting take on it, seing as it "infects" ceatures, etc. in the games, not unlike a parasite.

Spectacular job on everything here. That's all I can say.
R-SRaven Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
hehe , I haven't played MP 3 so I don't know the full story of the Phazon XD Thanks!
MegaBe820 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it! =D
Alienldr1 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice. I love the glowy effects. And what are those in the background, with the eyes. The almost look like ing, or those ing cache things (things you destroy for health and missiles) in the dark world.
PEACETHROUGHPOWER Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
Wow! Perfect title and impressive artwork of the beginning of Dark Samus, I like it! :D
DevilDude585 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008
this is great
Rildok Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Something this awesome has to be made of 100% unrefined win.
BlueFalkon Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Awesome work. I love Metroid material. =)
dawniie Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
madrs k looko sta estooo, me fascino el bg y como samus resalta con sus blue glows ;w; t pasaste
Shukla-Karta Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008

This is AMAZING.
Snotrocket10 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008
ive been on this site for awhile and have never ever posted on anyones art but this is AWESOME!!!!it seriously looks like it was made for the game, by someone with nintendo!
SWEEEEEEEET picture man!!! or woman, you know what i mean.....
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