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Crocomire Defeated by Methuselah3000 Crocomire Defeated by Methuselah3000
Good Lord, What have I done!

So, I know some people have drawn Crocomire pictures similar to this before but I don't think anybody has ever drawn the part where his crumbling skeleton breaks through the wall. That scene in Super Metroid was always one of my favorites, a very memorable sequence in a game full of very memorable sequences. I wanted it to look like his melting skin was cooling and partially hardening to his bones, nasty...

I always felt a little sorry after Crocomire died, poor little bastard.
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XGluon Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015
Something I must note: I tried going in the liquid in Crocomire's area with the Gravity Suit on...still took damage.  So it's not's acid.

Robo-Hero Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your game glitched... I was able to go into acid
XGluon Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015
I was playing on an emulator.
And acid and magma look different, mind you.
(We should end this before it derails.)
Robo-Hero Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay sounds good XD
LittleKunai Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015
it scared the crap outta me when it came back out of the lava!
DarkScytherX Featured By Owner May 3, 2015
This is why I always use Metroid to counter-argue those fools who say Nintendo is only for little kids. :iconalucardsmileplz:
Jazz-The-Cabbit Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
:iconsobeautifulplz: (Crocomire) : Huuug meeee ! :heart:      \(^ W ^\ )~~ ~

:iconsaiyanplz: (Me, panicking) : KILL IT ! USE EVERYTHING ! THROW ROCKS !  KILL IT WITH FIRE ! JUST KILL IT ! ! !   (" -° A °)/

Sun Surface 1 (Crocomire, falling into the magma) : Blaaarrglglhrglhrglhgh...     :fire:( \O:fire:A :fire:O)/:fire: 

:iconrelievedplz: (Me) : Pheeewwww~:music: ! Much better ! Now, let's see what's goi--...   ("' ^.^)

        [ :trollface: ~ The spike's wall fell ! ~ :trollface:]

KabutoSkeleton (The Nightmares for a generation) : HUUUGGG MEEEEE !  ~~ ~( / X W X)/

:iconomgnoesplz: (Me) : FLOOK DAAAT SHIII-- !   \(@ A @/ ")
lobogalleta Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This monster and torizo shocked me!!! it was gory when I had a encounter with them.
presstartoplay Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
The scene when it died was so gory. It kinda shocked me. o.O I like this picture BTW.
Bloodstability Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
One of the few cases of actual gore in a Metroid game I really love this scene in the game, and you've done it justice. Unsettling for sure!
Battledroidunit047 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
Not sure whether this was the easiest Metroid boss ever, or that one eyed transparent thing from Fusion. Or maybe Ridley from Zero Mission (All I had to do was pound him with missiles in one strike and he was dead as dinner)
T-Rog Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
Too... much... awesome...

*passes out*
TerribleHands Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
ToaTenitrus Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Because you know, Nintendo is for kids
MrAdam Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's repulsive! Amazing but repulsive! I can just here it screaming in rage and agony as it's flesh melts in lava as it tries to get out
cobeoe Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
isnt there any way to beat crocomire without the lava
DirgeGUNinc Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
jeez, what a horrible way to goXD
very sic art d00d/d00dette^^
MrGrimlock Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HardCoreCrocomire Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
crocomire: NO I just have trouble staying dead!
MrGrimlock Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, then... (painis cupcake theme plays)
pokecat Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I always thought this series had a bit of creepy pasta to it. This scene and the melted face of Nightmare were the creepiest. :O
Danderfull Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Soooo amazing!!!
Utromchromedome Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You know for kids!
johnlewisbrooks Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
The Crocomire battle was creepy. Come to think of it, the whole game of Super Metroid was just kinda
metroguy16 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
I'm new here on deviantart and I must say that is the coolest crocomire battle ever. I like the picture.
SuperMetroid2 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Crepy battle, congrants for this amazing work
Methuselah3000 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012   General Artist
Thanks! :)
OlimarPikmin Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
Makes you cringe a bit and feel bad. The bugger sure had a lot in him though. Talk about borrowed time.
Methuselah3000 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012   General Artist
He will be remembered forever.
Maridia99 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012   General Artist
How did I miss this one? Wow, this is something to really look at and see such detail on, well, everything! I like that you added the ceiling door btw.
Crocomire is up there as one of my faves in the Metroid series. Yeah, it was a memorable little sequence of his skeleton
breaking through the wall, his form (almost ghostly) falling toward Samus. :)

Though it doesn't appear that he burst through the wall here, I recall that you prefer not to make exact copies of certain scenarios whether it's in a game or movie.
Rextimina Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
Loran-Girdeux-XFM Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
wow this crocomire is horror
Myn-Anthony Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I always feel sorry for him too... If it weren't for the fact that he'll kill you, I would find it very hard to kill him. Awesome drawing, man! Brings back memories. :D
Methuselah3000 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012   General Artist
Thank you. :)
BlackWolfHumanoid Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I loved this part in Super Metroid Dissolve the all the flesh off of that annoying guys bones it is very well remembered. Power bombs piss him off when you use them.
Aqua311 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
I don't find him that cute, considering he was slashing, spitting and pushing Samus towards a spiked wall.
Katsumiyo Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
Fantastic use of perspective and light/dark colors, gives it a much more epic feeling. Love the details on the skeleton and melting skin, too.
MilkySaturn Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
god... this is one of the best drawings of SUPER METROID that ive seen! *___* AWESOME! ^^
Methuselah3000 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012   General Artist
Thank you very much. :)
MilkySaturn Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome ^^
Leojeneerg Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
teh epicness!! I remember that part as well from Super Metroid:P
Liquidfire3 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I also felt sorry for Crocomire, he was kinda cute. :( This picture is very well done, especially the angle and lighting. :clap:
shadowyoshigamernerd Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i'm glad i'm not the only one who thought crocomire was cute. X3
Methuselah3000 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012   General Artist
Thank you.
Zazu75 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow. o.o
CommodoreZeke Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
Incredible pic! Your comments about sympathy for Crocomire are funny considering this interview about the development of the game. (Search for "Fujiko" for the relevant bit.) Apparently some bosses were too cute as originally conceived and had to be made scarier so the player wouldn't feel bad about killing them. I don't think they quite tried hard enough with Crocomire -- that death sequence is still the most grisly this side of Mortal Kombat, and he doesn't look mean enough to deserve it.
Methuselah3000 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012   General Artist
Yeah, I think I read that interview before somewhere. Crocomire was probably the least scary looking boss in the game, I wish he didn't have to die like that. Poor poor Crocomire.
burkeonthesly Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
I am absolutely blown away.
Methuselah3000 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012   General Artist
Well then I accomplished what I set out to do. Thank you!
burkeonthesly Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
There's just so much about this piece that evokes all the best memories, not just of that scene, but of that game. The predominance of dark colors makes the light sources in Samus' suit seem faint, fragile, while conveying an oppressive, ambient menace. And the details--you've even managed to include the door in the ceiling leading into the area. I could go on.
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