The lights are on
After learning that Metroid: Other M is more story driven than any Metroid game before it, Game Informer reader HK-47 did an Internet search on "Samus Aran origin story." In an email he sent me, he describes his search as a "disturbing journey into fan fiction" and "a sure fire reason why the Internet should be blown up." He also said that he stumbled upon the picture above.
This image has become the talk of the Game Informer office. The focus of our discussion has little to do with the disturbing thought of the events leading up to Yoshi giving birth to a baby Metroid. We all collectively realized, after years of Yoshi laying eggs, that this character we always referred to as "he" is probably a "she." This revelation brought about silence and the question "What does a male Yoshi look like?" Some GI staffers will not accept the idea of Yoshi being a female. They are saying HE has the magic power to lay eggs. One GI staffer, who knows nothing about reptiles, believes that some male reptiles can lay eggs. How does this revelation hit you? (After reading this, Annette confirms Yoshi is a mystical reptile. If male seahorses and can bear children, why can't a mystical male reptile do the same? However, the image above, she says, may have potentially changed her life forever.)
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Ever game made by Nintendo is weird...., FUN, but weird, so I'm letting this go because its what we all love about Nintendo anyway.
Yoshi is a hermaphrodite, and in the most bizarre sense of the word...all his reproductive organs (both male AND female) function properly.
I'll just let those disturbing images waft thru the staff and readers now...
Male seahorses don't actually give birth to baby seashorses, they just take care of them after the female gives birth.
They aren't actually eggs,. Why would anyone other than an abortionist throw eggs so freely? (I'm not pro life, by the by)
What genius scientist determined that? "It's the male seahorse that bears the children." Right... whatever you say, man.
Dang, I've never ONCE thought about the fact that the presumably "male" Yoshi lays eggs. Now that I think about it, that doesn't make any sense, and would have to reluctantly agree that Yoshi, is in fact, female. HAHA!
*fingers in ears* LA LA LA LA LA
Guess I should cover my eyes too huh?
I'm gonna use an old standby here. I reject your reality and substitute my own where the sex of Yoshi is not in question.
Maybe he is asexual!!! Or hermaphrodite!!!
The internet should be blown up. This image is justification enough.
My head just asploded.
Obviously, Yoshi just popped Samus into his(i think?) mouth and did his gulpy deal and spit her out and out popped a baby Samus... And... And... No. That's just not right. ANY way you look at it.
I'm not going to look at that again
This could be the hardest question to answer.
Wow. That's the way to ride in style
You just wrinkled my brain. Hats off to Nintendo for making a world so engaging it took us 18 years to realize this absurdity. Now that I think about it Yoshi's voice falls right on that gender line...
Sadly, from all of the E3 impressions of Other M(including GI's) I'm bracing myself for some groan-inducing plot points out of Team Ninja that are on par with the internet's best fan-fiction. How long until gamers cast out Other M from Metroid canon, a la Devil May Cry 2?
I actually figured out long ago that Yoshi was a girl because she lays eggs. Not many males lay eggs. Yes its a video game so anything can happen but thats what I always thought. As far as Samus, no clue.
woah. holy crap. aggggghhhh! my life has been a lie!! :D
IT'S A CONSPIRACY!!!!!!
They wear high hills duh.