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Metroid Life Cycle WIP

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Was hoping to have this done by today but never really got around to it...Started this last year for Metroid's 30th Anniversary, along with several other Metroid related pieces. Was chipping away at it here and there and ended up with some designs I'm more or less satisfied with.

Perhaps I'll be able to finish it later on.

Either way excited for the new game coming next month!
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AverageMan247's avatar
First they start off as human-sized cells with fangs, and as they evolve, they're more dinosaur-like. 
EpsilonContinuity's avatar
Absolutely love this version of the life cycle! The addition of the imprinted baby metroid is pretty wonderful too, makes me think about Samus having a fully grown metroid friend helping her out..
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Dragondeltabr34534's avatar
I've never played a metroid game, but this looks pretty good Clap 
CountLazuli's avatar
This definitely looks like prime material. Good job!
Come to think of it, this might have been a better queen metroid for Samus Returns in my opinion.
The plates on the top of the neck look like an evolution of the game's omega.
AM05's avatar
Don,t want to be rude or anything,  Omega metroid look like T rex with armor and the queen look like 
longneck dinosaurs with armor.

I don,t say look bad  far from it, This drawing its better that anything could do.
Light-of-Aether's avatar
These designs are amazing! They look fantastically twisted and alien. Seconding what someone else has said, the transitions between forms look very natural and each genuinely looks like a development from the last. The detail of what looks like eggs in the Queen's abdomen is nice, a fitting if appropriately gruesome touch.
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I would like to commend you on how you made the transition between forms look so natural!  You can see how each form resembles the previous past Alpha and it really makes the Metroid seem like a legitimate creature.
Svartluder's avatar
Hey! I haven't used my DeviantArt in years, but I jumped in here to tell you these may just be my favorite rendition of the Metroids life cycle :).
CNVas's avatar
niiice. i really like your models.
I had no idea there was a metroid game coming out!!! Now I must look into this....
MetroidDatabase's avatar
SO GORGEOUS!!! Thanks for all your stunning art, Rob!
TheNightmareCooper's avatar
Dayum Son! This is amazing :D 

Like the scale of this and just how massive you made the Metroid Queen.
manwith0name's avatar
Neat idea! It isn't interesting to imagine the metroids "borrowing" the theropod body plan for part of their life cycle.
L1qw1d's avatar
Awesome work. Reminds me of a D & D beast my DM used when he wanted to 'merge' the two games.
Firior's avatar
It was exactly my first thought (After the "wow" of the first impression) ! "I must create a profile for these metroid !"
L1qw1d's avatar
Kython- they were half metroid, half xenomorph
fractalxavier91's avatar
What?! *googles*  WHAT?! She's back! I hope they're both good. That might be enough to make me buy a Switch.
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They still can't crawl
vevans0009's avatar
Awesome Metroid Cycle!  
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