I love your take on classic Samus.
The first design I saw of Samus was her modern design (that’s also when I found out she was actually a girls since hadn’t played any Metroid game then) but I took a look at her Super Metroid design and that it looked so badass. She was tall, muscular and had long curly hair and I’ve always thought it was a shame that they dropped that look in favor or a more typical design. I like her new designs but it feels kind of generic.
Also, is it me, or does Nintendo have an obsession of turning their characters into blue-eyed blonds when they redesign them? Take Link, Zelda, Peach and Samus for example XD
*I’m aware that Link had brown/orange hair in ALBW and Zelda had brown hair in TP but they usually appear as blonds.