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Metroid March - New Nightmare by BLARGEN69 Metroid March - New Nightmare by BLARGEN69
HEY Who turned the heavy back on?!

YO!!! Special announcement time!
AND SURPRISE!!~

When I said I had another Nightmarish piece coming up after that Kirby one the other day, I doubt any of ya'll expected this! XD
I'm happy to announce a fun thing I'm doing all this month!~

METROID MARCH!!!!



Metroid is one of my most cherished and favorite series ever, the games are all consistently some of my favorites and influenced me SO much throughout my life... Yet, barring a few really old pieces in the gallery and sketches here n' there, it's sadly overlooked by my art! And we're gonna change that cause I've got bunches of Metroid related pieces planned for the next 31 days!!! All of em are gonna be future prints too!

I think it's fate that the first piece to kickstart the month with something from Metroid Fusion, given the last real dedicated full piece I've drawn for Metroid hailed from that game.
Metroid Fusion Tribute by BLARGEN69
Nightmare is one of the cutest bosses in any of the games!! I always was just in love with the thing since I first played Fusion, it's a blessing to get purely original designs and not retreads or revisits of prior bosses from the series And Nightmare was one hell of a spectacle!!! The environmental design and storytelling in Fusion that I love so so much shines immensely in the hype building toward the confrontation with Nightmare. You tread through ARC multiple times, but it's never the same! Seeing an immense freakish thing running rampant in the shadows behind the glass is just terrifying, it looks bigger than Ridley, almost Kraid level at first and first-time players must have their imaginations driven wild!!! Coming back to see ARC in tatters really shows the power of the Feds Nightmare and what it can do now that it's escaped. And finally seeing it.... GOD... CUTIE!!! But scary cutie!!! Watching his face melt is one of the most memorable images from the series I can think of, I loved seeing Fusion improve on the debilitation of health visually that Super started with the pallet-changing sprites.

Something I always loved so much about Nightmare also is my headcanoning of what it might have been like prior to his X infection. It's somewhat of a Crocomire figure to me in that sense! I personally always saw the Nightmare as having a very childish personality, and even played with the researchers on the BSL prior to the outbreak. Makes it all the more heartbreaking to see it assimilated and controlled. Other M's reuse of Nightmare was a very fun boss and a completely unexpected surprise that made me happy, but I do have to admit I don't like that it was a mindless monster from the looks of things. It killed my headcanon of Nightmare being peaceful, I assume that's the same one as on the BSL?? I do like that they basically used my idea of it acting like a Baby though! XD

Hope you guys like Metroid March!!! I am very much open for ideas and requests, so tell me in the comments if there's any creatures, moments, settings, or just Metroid related ideas you'd like to see from me this month!
Metroid March - Imperfect Fusion by BLARGEN69 
Watch the

SPEEDPAINT!

here!!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7J81L…


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chillydeathdude Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2018
probably the cutest freak of space i'll ever see
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MajorasPuppet64 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2017
...   someone did it... someone actually DID it... someone actually made the nightmare CUTE! You my friend have done the IMPOSIBLE, Well done.  
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LudedWolf Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017
Nice!!!!!!
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Dango-ojousama Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017
aaaaaaaa i love it!!
<3 Pink Heart Icon Heart Love Adorable Girl Anime Emoji (Heart Dance) [V6] Hatsune Miku-13 (Wink and Heart) Avatar Metroid 
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BLARGEN69 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017   General Artist
AHHH thank you so much!!! I'm really happy to hear it! ~(*V*~)
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Dango-ojousama Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017
HEART
Heart Love 
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dalittlewagh Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017
I have never played metroid but the game always looked interesting. nice job btw:) (Smile) 
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BLARGEN69 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017   General Artist
They're some of the best ever!!!! If you ever wanted to try getting into the series I suggest starting with Metroid: Zero Mission, it's short, and a pretty much perfect remake of the original NES game! A great starting point!~
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dalittlewagh Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017
OK I might ps sorry for the delay internet issuesSweating a little... 
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kuprite Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017   Digital Artist
you have a habit of drawing stuff from my favorite games and it's awesome, nightmare always creeped me out but you made him look cute and cuddly ^^
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BLARGEN69 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017   General Artist
Thank you so much!!!! I think that is my specialty, I see the cuteness in the grossest things. XD
And omg! I'm so glad I can fill that void! XD Fusion especially does not get enough art, I rarely see anyone draw Samus in the Fusion Suit for example! Is this your favorite Metroid game??
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kuprite Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017   Digital Artist
I'm torn between fusion and prime but I think it might be fusion,
it seems like one of the more unique metroid games and I really liked how you'd have to run and hide from an essentially stronger version of yourself in fusion.
I never noticed the lack of fusion art until you mentioned it but you're right, the fusion suit needs more love ;;
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hooksnfangs Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah Nightmare... You gave me quite a lot of trouble back in Fusion! Very interesting boss design on this guy
It was actually cool to see this guy back in Other M
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Romulan64 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017
Dude, this guy was quite literally a nightmare fighting. :P His messing with gravity, his difficult patterns, large size, and hard hits, coupled with his memorable music, make this guy quite the Metroid franchise boss experience. I still like Zero Mission (which, in my opinion, did better with its survival horror elements) and Super Metroid (on-par with Zero Mission despite its improvements) better than Fusion, but none can deny the quality of Fusion. I actually just got Metroid Prime Trilogy for the Wii, and am slowly working on Prime. I was never a first-person perspective guy, but I'm giving it a pass just because it's Metroid. :XD:
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BLARGEN69 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017   General Artist
I've beaten Fusion not even joking, over twenty times, and I STILL have difficulty with Nightmare XD I don't think I've ever beaten him without getting hit at least once, I swear some of his attacks are just impossible dodge! My favorites go Fusion, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, then Return of Samus. I'm so jealous of you! I would give absolutely anything to be able to relive the Prime series my first time over again... I've played all three of the titles so many times that I know every detail of them in and out basically. I think you will enjoy them, Prime gets a lot of flak for it's perspective but it is so unwarranted. Prime is barely even a first person shooter, the devs don't even consider it one and neither do I. The first Prime, honestly in my opinion bears more similarities to the series and Super Metroid specifically in many aspects than even Fusion did.

Hope you like them!!~
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BonbonBox Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how bright and vibrant your colour choices are here! It really reminds me of art work for old games! I also love the different expressions, they're so fun!
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BLARGEN69 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017   General Artist
Your comments are so special to me gosh!! skldasmldas
I really like that you pointed out how my art looks like old official art, I dunno how old you're talking, but I've always felt my art style feels most similar to REALLY old like Atari era and NES era artwork... It's some of my favorite!! And man Metroid is no exception, when I finally reach my Samus chibis I swear they'll feel like these X'D
www.metroid-database.com/m1/m1…
I WANT A WHOLE GAME THAT LOOKS LIKE THIS OTL
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BonbonBox Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
AHH GOSH THOSE ARE SO CUTE! I definitely get that feeling from your artwork!! I cannot wait to see your chibis, how exciting! You're doing super well with all of this!
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Simply-Lewdicrous Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DUDE. You need to stop bringing up these memories! gaaaahh
Metroid Fusion scared the SHIT out of me when I was a kid. I got it when i was really young, got stuck on a certain part and didn't play and beat it until i was like 14. Scared me then too, but I kept replaying it. It's honestly my favorite metroid game because of the atmosphere, unique take on health and item regen, and that feeling...that feeling of knowing you're being hunted the whole time. I love it. I'm 23 and still can't play it with the lights off though, haha. When I saw nightmare return in other m, I just..manly tear. Although, I'll say I never thought of nightmare of being a happy being. I he always unnerved me bouncing around in the background
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Twinke-and-Zone-Co Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017
First One: Happy, minding its own business, most likely contemplating when the next amazing BLARGEN art is coming out.

Second One: YEAAAAAAAAAAABLRFLBFLRBFBFLRBFRL!
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BLARGEN69 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017   General Artist
OH MY GOD it literally is the microcosm of fans as a whole, that second face, it's me after all nighters waiting for new things to come out ! ASKDMASLDAKS
Looks like me after I got Moon version and didn't sleep for days
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Twinke-and-Zone-Co Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017
Speaking of!  I'll probably make the second face the next time you jump on Discord! XD We gotta catch up man! ;3
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BLARGEN69 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017   General Artist
Gah I hope I can find the time!! I've been so crazy busy these last weeks.
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Twinke-and-Zone-Co Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017
I knoooow. ;w; But I hope that things ARE going well for you man!  Just remember, I have faith you can do it! <3
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KidKaiserX Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh god its slime mecha baby thing, I remember that screech it made (and its ugly mug) when I decided to play Other M....
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BLARGEN69 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017   General Artist
Fighting him was such a great surprise in Other M, one of my favorite parts of the game! Unlike most people I don't actually hate that game, it even has a drawing later this month. XD
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KidKaiserX Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Other M isn't that bad, I know that they is a few mistakes, but in general, the gameplay is spot on, i mean this was made by the people who made Ninja Gaiden for crying out loud XD
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BLARGEN69 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017   General Artist
I'm glad someone else can see that and not just hate all over it from the ground up!!! The combat was fun as heck and it's a shame it had to be surrounded by so many bad decisions like an ugly art design, TERRIBLY boring music, and the lame cutscenes. I always have said that I think Other M would have made an amazing Mega Man game instead.
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KidKaiserX Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can see it as a Megaman game now that you think about it, I know the Writing is bad, the Music is not as catchy, and the Cutscenes are a bit boring, I just hope that nintendo can eventually create a game that follows after Fusion
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BLARGEN69 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017   General Artist
Me too. I'll never forgive them for cancelling Dread. I still have hope that at the very least the story elements they planned for that game are not totally abandoned.
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KidKaiserX Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, Shame that nintendo did a bad decision on to making a spin off prime game.... Anyways, I made a note about the request you should take a loook 
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