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Kraid, Lord of Brinstar by Methuselah3000 Kraid, Lord of Brinstar by Methuselah3000
My submission for :iconmetroid-club:'s Boss Battles 2.0 contest.

The battle with Kraid from Super Metroid. I will never get tired of drawing Kraid.

Nintendo, if you're reading this, please put Kraid in a new Metroid game, you'll make me a very happy boy. :)

Update: I won first place. Huzzah!!! :bow:
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:iconunialien:
Unialien Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This boss is the most easy to defeat, I remember when I got my first emulator of SNES in my computer before that I lose many times like 5 to 10 I think, but right for present I know how to defeat so easily... :-)
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:iconjacobe12:
jacobe12 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
More like Kraid, Lord of the Universe. Am I right?
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:iconmethuselah3000:
Methuselah3000 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012   General Artist
Kraid, Eater of the Universe. :D
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:iconjacobe12:
jacobe12 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Am I the only one who thinks, if Kraid were ever to speak, that he'd actually be pretty intelligent? That would be too bad-ass.
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:iconmethuselah3000:
Methuselah3000 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012   General Artist
I think all the bosses in Super Metroid must be intelligent because they all have their own Golden Statue which must mean that each have some relation to Mother brain and the space pirates. Kraid always looked very ancient and wise to me, not just some fat mindless monster. Why do big lumbering creatures always get stereotyped as being dumb?
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:iconjacobe12:
jacobe12 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
I agree. Also, at the beginning of Zero Mission, Kraid was the only Space Pirate leader on Zebes besides Mother Brain; Ridley didn't arrive until after Samus arrived. Obviously Kraid is intelligent enough to handle himself, plus the Metroid Prime manual confirms that Kraid is a leader of the Space Pirates next to Ridley.
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:iconmaridia99:
Maridia99 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012   General Artist
Major congrats on winning 1st place!!
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:iconmethuselah3000:
Methuselah3000 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012   General Artist
:bow:
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:iconsparky-lurkdragon:
Sparky-Lurkdragon Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...Oh wow I didn't even see Samus at first.

Marvelous piece!
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:iconmethuselah3000:
Methuselah3000 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012   General Artist
Thank you. :D
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:iconrootay:
Rootay Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Amazing stuff!
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:iconmethuselah3000:
Methuselah3000 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012   General Artist
:D
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:iconmishkuu:
mishkuu Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
badass
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:iconh-falcon:
H-Falcon Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Very cool pic! :D

Thank you for allowing your picture to be in the group. :)
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:iconmethuselah3000:
Methuselah3000 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012   General Artist
My pleasure. :)
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:iconh-falcon:
H-Falcon Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
:)
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:icongneiss-chert:
Gneiss-chert Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Kraid looks great! Well done!
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:iconaqua311:
Aqua311 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
If Kraid or Ridley should ever return, they should fight together.

Ridley would perch on Kraid's shoulder whenever he's not flying.

True comrades in arms fighting against their sworn enemy, Samus Aran.
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Groudan383 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome! Its a shame they havent brought him back. Hes probably the coolest Metroid boss (next to Ridley maybe). Awesome job! :)
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:iconmethuselah3000:
Methuselah3000 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012   General Artist
Thanks. Ridley's definitely the most iconic and sinister, but there's something about Kraid I always loved too, he's just so huge and imposing, and I found his spike shooting abilities were a really creative idea.
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Groudan383 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
No problem. Yeah i understand what you mean. Giant reptiles are always awesome lol. I always found it wierd how he shoots spikes from his stomach. I even found it wierder how they reloaded and where they were coming from lol
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:iconmethuselah3000:
Methuselah3000 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012   General Artist
I guess he has an infinite supply of spikes in his gut, or maybe just instant regenerative power. Weird nonetheless, weird but good. :)
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:icongroudan383:
Groudan383 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Lol. Indeed! They should bring him back. Execpt this time give him thicker arms :)
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:iconmethuselah3000:
Methuselah3000 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012   General Artist
Yeah, he needs excersise and a diet. All of his weight went to his waist. :D
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:icongroudan383:
Groudan383 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
He sure must love that space fast food :D
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:iconmethuselah3000:
Methuselah3000 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012   General Artist
French fried sidehoppers are his one weakness.:chew:
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:iconcosmic--chaos:
Cosmic--Chaos Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Kraid- so terrifying. I remember his Melee stage where he just loos silently before striking the battlefield...
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:iconmethuselah3000:
Methuselah3000 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012   General Artist
Yes. I loved that stage too, and it provided some inspiration for this art. When I first saw kraid rise up out of the deep my jaw probably dropped, I just wish it was an actual metroid game and not just a Smash Bros game. I was going for a similar feel here, I love the idea of a giant god-like beast lurking in the dark depths of an alien world waiting to attack unwary intruders.
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:iconcosmic--chaos:
Cosmic--Chaos Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice. That stage was so cool and ominous. Have you even seen H. R. Giger's art?
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:iconmethuselah3000:
Methuselah3000 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012   General Artist
Of course. Giger is one of my favorites and a huge inspiration! His works are like something straight out of a nightmare. I love how his concepts seamlessly mesh both organic and mechanical elements. And his work on Alien is just amazing.
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thereelBT Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nice detail! kinda creepy looking.
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:iconmethuselah3000:
Methuselah3000 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012   General Artist
Thank you. :)
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:iconthereelbt:
thereelBT Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome :)
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:iconphenolphthalei2:
phenolphthalei2 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist
awesome work with all the reptilian textures. took me a while to see samus there!
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:iconmethuselah3000:
Methuselah3000 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012   General Artist
Yeah, I tried to make samus look appropriately tiny compared to the giant Kraid. I knew most people wouldn't notice her at first glance.
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Silkyfriction Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Super Metroid is so great!! Sadly I lost my original SNES cart. This picture has so much detail and texture. Kraid is the best boss.
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:iconqueenofthegems:
queenofthegems Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa..Awesome work on the details! :jawdrop: Kraid has got to be the easiest boss I have ever fought. Amazing job on the details! :heart:
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:iconmethuselah3000:
Methuselah3000 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012   General Artist
Thanks! Yeah, Kraid is pretty easy, especially if you use Super Missiles.
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:iconqueenofthegems:
queenofthegems Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :D

Yup, those Super Missiles sure do come in handy :dance:
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:iconpluck47:
Pluck47 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was expecting Kraid in other M but he wasnt there. :c

GREAT PIC!!
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:iconmethuselah3000:
Methuselah3000 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012   General Artist
Yeah, me too. At least some of the other classic bosses were in it.
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:iconpluck47:
Pluck47 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea and i loved how it showed Ridley's stages.
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:iconmethuselah3000:
Methuselah3000 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012   General Artist
Little Birdie was great. I knew there was something strangely familiar about him when he first appeared. And I always wanted to know what a baby version of Ridley looked like. :)
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:iconpluck47:
Pluck47 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha it was a great Idea. having this seemingly innocent thing turn into ridley.
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:iconscrewmon:
Screwmon Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
Really good! Great job!
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:iconmethuselah3000:
Methuselah3000 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012   General Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconzebesian43v3r:
Zebesian43v3r Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
This guy scared the hell out of me as a kid.What happened to stumpy Kraid? :(
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:iconmethuselah3000:
Methuselah3000 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012   General Artist
Stumpy Kraid is dead. All hail giant Kraid! :worship:
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