Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

Seriously, what’s happening inside Samus’s morph ball?

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NS Metroid The series is now in its 35th year, and over its long period, Nintendo has done everything from star’s childhood to the loose parental nightmare Ridley, Metroid, Chozo, and even the evil clones created by the creepy Phazon. I have been happy to explain in detail. In short, virtually every lore path you can think of has been explained, elaborated, over-explained in the sequel, and given a well-defined slot in the vast Metroid Cannon.

All but one. The exact workings of Samus’s morphball ability, a staple of the first few minutes of the first game series, remain a mystery. There is no noticeable official information about the details of this ubiquitous skill. “”Collect this to give Samus the ability to morph ball, “Press this to make her roll a ball“, Regardless of the format, says the game. It’s as if such a simple instruction could quench our thirst for sci-fi ball-related morphing knowledge.

How does it work? What happened to the poor who tested the prototype? Which bird’s brain scientist saw its iconic armor, “Do you know the abilities needed for a power suit to carry this huge missile?You can roll it into a small ball and roll it wherever you like.. And who on earth (or SR-388, or Zebes, or anywhere) Look in the person’s eyes and say, “Yes, that’s a great idea, and you definitely don’t have to go and lie down a bit“?

Anyway, what does it feel like to roll in a metal orange ball on the surface of an alien planet or sink into lava? Nintendo says nothing, so we had to come up with some theories ourselves …

Metroid Fusion
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# 1 “Kronenberg Body Horror” Theory

Guiding the spirit of Occam’s omnipotent razor, one might think that the simplest theory is correct: Samus effectively pulps the body into a convenient sphere during inhuman rotation, fluids and bones. A piece of sloshing mass is restored to its original state when it finishes rolling, thanks to Chozo technology. This is useful for us, who are often indistinguishable from magic.

Her eyes and brain may remain intact and stable on the gyroscope during this activity. If she still had a mouth, she would make an unimaginable painful bloody scream, but fortunately for everyone involved she didn’t.

This is the real reason Nintendo doesn’t tell us everything. Because, if so, Metroid fans around the world will have nightmares for years. Enough to wonder why she just can’t crawl.

Metroid Zero Mission
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# 2 “Electric Chozo Oneness” Theory

Thankfully, Metroid Prime does not offer a less terrible alternative to the possibility of including the above internal organs. Samus’s 3D outing fills the gaps between the morph ball platings with an eye-catching glowing light … well, thing.

It can only be concluded that Samus has been transformed into a form of pure energy and her mind and body have reached a peculiar spherical sensory state. With nothing close to the traditional body, she spins infinitely around the curved surface of Talon IV (and elsewhere) to boost and she feels nauseous while everything is raising the ball. I think I will prevent it. Can anyone say from her non-stomach to her non-self through her non-mouth?

Proponents of this theory point to an interesting philosophical state called Schrödinger’s Vomb. There she is simultaneously covered with both illness and non-illness until she returns to the standard human form.

Metroid Prime
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# 3 “Shrinking Samus” theory

Samus manipulates the morph ball by freely shrinking it to the right size, thanks to Chozomagi’s convenient and unexplained extremely flexible force. technology..

From here, two main ideas emerge, and then quickly branch in very different directions. Some believe she runs in the ball like a hamster put out for exercise, while others believe that the often opaque armor of the suit is the only thing that keeps her dignity plated. Some suggest that the little Samus is sitting in a little Samus-sized swivel chair and using the console controller-all in a way that’s suitable for navigating the world around her. It can be seen through a similarly tiny monitor.

Both theories adequately explain another mystery. She can store an infinite number of small bombs that destroy the walls. If she can shrink herself, she can probably shrink them too, and will automatically hug them again whenever she needs to puncture the floor or rise a little.

This also increases the likelihood that the entire Chozo race is actually perfectly healthy and lives exactly in its former location, and is reduced to Picori’s proportion due to a malfunction of the entire population shrinking technology.

Super metroid
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# 4 “Hey You, Samus-chu!” Hypothesis

As we all know, Samus The best like no one And she really has to catch everything — as long as “everything” is a space pirate or Metroid. Therefore, it makes sense that the morph ball is actually based on advanced pocket ball technology.

And, as we all know, Pokeball works by … probably very much like Morphball.

Assuming this theory is true, we can reach two very important conclusions. One; Samus Timeline is a dark future that allows the famous Pokemon trainer Ash to be killed at an important point in history, allowing Lidrejanni and Team Space Pirates to run wild. And two.Inside the morph ball Incredibly comfortable..

Rumor has it that our space hunting heroine didn’t speak in previous games because he hasn’t learned to make any voice other than “”.Samus! Saaaaamus! Sam Samas?Is not currently proven.

Pork morph ball
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# 5 “It’s just a handy gameplay device” theory

This is purely included not because of the real benefits, but because of sympathy for the believers.

Not so deep, geeksBecause Samus has a small and mobile shape, it takes the shape of a ball. It happens to be a shape that is immediately recognizable at any resolution and requires little or no true animation to rotate the screen to your satisfaction.

We strongly recommend that such misguided individuals revisit the above alternatives, or at least point out logbook entries that they believe support such barbaric ideas. ..


Which of these theories do you think is most likely to be true, or do you have a completely different and unique idea? Have you ever wanted Nintendo to explain? Please vote for the following votes and let us know. Go to the comments section and drop your own power bomb …

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