Lost Walker wrote:EDIT: Almost forgot how stupid she was at the beginning of Prime where she decided to dispose of the Screw Attack before she jumped out of her ship to investigate the frigate. What the fuck was she thinking?
To me this was a clear indication that Samus has a fear of balloons onset by the presence of abandoned space stations.
When she was a very young child she once went to the circus and one of the clowns gave her a balloon, she was really happy as it was her favorite colour, red. Anyway as a special treat her parents took her for burgers on the orbiting space station but when they arrived it was abandoned after one of the Afloraltite fuel cells ruptured and killed many of the workers there. Needless to say after flying out all the way out there for no good reason Rodney was very angry and lashed out at Virginia who's idea it was to go for burgers. Samus was very scared at her parents arguing but she had no one to comfort her, just her red balloon, so she held onto the balloon really tight, as her parents continued the argument Samus held on tighter and tighter until the Balloon popped! At this very moment Rodney outright thumped Virginia in the nose, blood was everywhere as were the pieces of the red balloon.
This event scarred Samus for life, every time she visits abandoned space stations she is reminded of that day, this leads her to forget her suit abilities such as Screw Attack and Varia.