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Shade Nightclaw

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totems

Postby Shade Nightclaw » 04.17.16 12:11pm

I've played Super Metroid several times and I never really thought about it untill now, what are those totems uof that turn to look at you when you get the morphing ball in super metroid? Are they skulls? Demons? what? They definatly dont look like chozo

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Postby Tuhlohr » 06.12.16 2:04am

I've wondered that myself. I think the designers just put them there to add to the creepy atmosphere. But I like to think that they could be statues representing some sort of spirit from Chozo mythology used to ward off evil spirits, similar to how Okinawa has Shisa statues. I used to think of them as being a sort of motion detector used by Space Pirates to alert of incoming intruders, but that's what that Eye thing does over by the morph ball item.

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Re: totems

Postby Shade Nightclaw » 06.12.16 3:16am

I've always thought that they were like converted cameras or something because after you get the morphing ball they look at you and when you go back up the pirates are there


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