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Spring-Loaded
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(05-19-2017, 05:46 PM)
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Say a future Metroid game is marketed as a reboot, and at the end, Seamus Samus removes her helmet revealing she's a black woman. How would that make you feel?

What if she were a different character with Chico Chozo armor, and never outright named throughout the game?

EDIT: definition added because term is not universally understood the same way

Originally Posted by Spring-Loaded

A lot of GAF users know black to mean African American specifically rather than merely any person with darker skin color.

Look up the "black Inkling character in Mario Kart" thread for examples.

CronoShot
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I don't understand what the dictionary definition is here for.
TheMoon
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would be outraged of course!
Jo Shishido's Cheeks
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Greatest Ever
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Oh that's what they meant by black in my history books. Thanks TC.
Stormhammer
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Originally Posted by Spring-Loaded



Say a future Metroid game is marketed as a reboot, and at the end, Seamus removes her helmet revealing she's a black woman. How would that make you feel?

did they change her name as well?

but to be honest, i wouldn't mind at all :)
TheOnlyOneHeEverFeared
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I'm not sure we need the google definition of black there?

I don't care, gameplay is king, and I've never been terribly invested in white Samus anyway.
ecosse_011172
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What kind of bullshit is this?
C.Mongler
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Cert.in.Death
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...how much new Hentai are we talking here?

Personally I would have no problem but knowing gamers and the internet, it will be Gamersgate ep.2
Theonik
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Metroid is already a losing game if I can SEE Samus.
franklyshankly
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Originally Posted by Stormhammer

did they change her name as well?

but to be honest, i wouldn't mind at all :)

She's an Irish black woman now apparently.
Producer
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wouldnt really care i guess
The Horror the horror
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This is Nintendo we're talking about.
LegendofLex
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As long as they nail the characterization (i.e. ignore it completely), I don't really care how she looks.
Syril
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As long as she doesn't regress to a 3-year old upon seeing her nemesis again she can have any character design they want.
Realeza
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(05-19-2017, 05:49 PM)
Why does she have to be black? Why no Latina Samus? They can call her Samanta Arral
James Scott
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Not sure why you'd change a character like that without making a new one, but I wouldn't be upset.
Jawbreaker
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Happy that black people (especially black women) are being further represented as main characters.
alexanderftw
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Uhm...why would you give us the definition of black..? Are you implying something..?
Twilight Princess
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I want samus to remain white, black peach or mario is good though.
Ceadeus
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As long as she has full armor on idc
Marmaladefire
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Why is this thread even happening. What could possibly be the purpose? How could it possibly end well?
I would also be annoyed because why would you reskin a classic character from a nelgected zombie IP when you could actually create a black woman for a newer or more active series
InfiniteCombo
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Originally Posted by Spring-Loaded



Say a future Metroid game is marketed as a reboot, and at the end, Seamus removes her helmet revealing she's a black woman. How would that make you feel?

I like that Pink Floyd song. It's cool that a dog is singing/howling over a bluesy track.
Alex_Mexico
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Originally Posted by Spring-Loaded


Say a future Metroid game is marketed as a reboot, and at the end, Seamus removes her helmet revealing she's a black woman. How would that make you feel?

Who the hell is Seamus?
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like, for real though.

what even is this question.

I feel you're trying to start a thing here.
jacob armitage
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I'd much rather have an original black character, but having said that i think Nintendo needs to strive a little harder for better representation so i wouldn't be opposed to it... i think.

This is a strange thread.
KZXcellent
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I'd be happy that we're getting a proper Metroid game in the first place.
Muffin1611
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This OP is extremely weird.
Vital Tundra
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Why make an established character into something new, instead of creating a character from the ground up? It would be nice to get an original black woman in their own game rather than a skin swap for an already established female symbol.

Also my issue would be rebooting a series that doesn't even have enough actual lore to reboot for any good reason. Samus is fine as is, no need to change her.
Jaded Alyx
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A complete and total reboot of the franchise, then sure, ok.
DeathoftheEndless
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TIL what black means.
ChuyMasta
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How about yellow?
She is from there anyway.
pretty done
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Why does the game have to be any different? Is it because she's black? Racist OP.
Poketune
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Sure, why not.
AlexFlame116
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....Seamus?
Zedark
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Easy question: I would throw a hizzy fit on twitter and doxx Nintendo and harass the first female and/or African-American developer I could track down.

But to the more important question: why is there a dictionary definition in the OP for the word 'black'?

I honestly don't see why having a black Samus would be a problem for normal people (i.e. those who aren't trolls on the internet).
Torokil
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Hmmm sounds good but I'd prefer black Pikachu.
ZorroMcNube
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It'd be weird. I wouldn't lose sleep over it, but her look both in and out of the suit is too iconic to be changed that drastically, in my opinion.
Mushroomer25
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Could be a fun new character design. Toss out the thin, waifish Zero Suit Samus design in favor of a bulkier, 'Woman of the Amazon' build.

The series needs a fresh coat of paint, and this could be a could way to break new ground.
KZXcellent
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Originally Posted by ChuyMasta

How about yellow?

I don't actually know what that is. Do you have a dictionary definition?
Ronin Ray
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We really need a dictionary definition for being black now? Is this something we should carry around on us? I am so confused by this thread
Crab
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...exactly the same but she's black?
SUPGUYZ
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I feel like this is bait, but either way I think any character can have a race or gender change depending on the team's vision.
Ahasverus
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Sounds like ban bait.

The answer is, if it's a reboot, Samus can be whatever the color she wants to. If it's a continuation then that'd be a continuity blunder and such is to be avoided.
Jawbreaker
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Originally Posted by AlexFlame116

....Seamus?

Seamus Blackley, of course.
Neverthelesser
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Or maybe, just maybe...she was black the whole time...

Wamb0wneD
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Uhhh i mean i don't have anything against it but... why.gif.

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