Metroid: Other M (2010 Video Game)
Commander Adam Malkovich: [after giving orders to Samus] Any objections, lady?
Samus Aran: [narrating] My past is not a memory. It's a force at my back. It pushes and steers. I may not always like where it leads me, but like any story, the past needs resolution. What's past is prologue.
Anthony Higgs: [recognizing Samus from when they worked togther in the Federation] Fancy seeing you here, Princess! Remember me?
Samus Aran: Why am I still alive?
Samus Aran: [realizes the Metroid baby has latched onto her, transferring energy back to her] The baby...
Samus Aran: [Mother Brain attacks and kills the Metroid baby, whose remains scatter over Samus. Samus loads her arm cannon and points at Mother Brain] Mother... time to go!
Samus Aran: [opening cutscene, before defeating Mother Brain] Mother!... Time to go.
Anthony Higgs: Hey punk! Don't you know how to treat a lady? Let me teach you a lesson about subtlety!
Samus Aran: [narrating] I had been reliving the tragic moments of my recent past. Thanks to the Hyper Beam, which was given to me somehow by the baby, I laid Mother Brain to waste. And the explosion that followed destroyed Planet Zebes, along with the remains of Mother Brain, the Space Pirates, and my long-standing nemesis, Ridley.
Samus Aran: And the baby...
[Samus has picked up a distress call]
Samus Aran: [narrating] Code name: Baby's Cry - a common SOS with the urgency of a baby crying. The nickname comes from the fact that the purpose of the signal is to draw attention. The signal was coming from a remote part of space. I altered the course of my ship as if this detour had already been part of my flight plan. Baby's Cry... it was as though it was crying specifically for me.
Samus Aran: [narrating] The thumbs-up sign had been used by the Galactic Federation for ages. Me, I was known for giving the thumbs-down during briefing. I had my reasons, though. Commander Adam Malkovich was normally cool and not one to joke around, but he would end all of his mission briefings by saying, "Any objections, Lady?" He was joking, but others weren't. At the time I felt surrounded by people who treated me like a child or used kid gloves because I was a woman. And yet, with Adam, I was grateful for the nod. My past has left me with an uneasy soul, and as a result, it touched me on some level that Adam would acknowledge that past by calling something delicate, like "Lady." And I knew more than anyone that every word from Adam was deliberate. My thumbs-down was a twofold response: a sign of derision at being called a lady, and a signal of my complete understanding of the mission orders. The other soldiers were always willing to support me with easy smiles despite the fact that I clearly had so much yet to learn. Among them was Anthony. In the face of his well-meaning behavior, and that of the other soldiers, my response was to become increasingly bitter. I was a child, always with something to prove. A chip on my shoulder. And I was angry. I felt that if I let my guard down, I would easily be broken. And beyond that, I was scared. But even in the naiveté of my youth, I could see in Adam's joking manner how close he felt to me. Adam knows my past. And he knows me better than anyone else. Confession time. Because I was so young when I lost both of my parents, there's no question I saw Adam as a father figure. When I rebelled against him, I knew I could get away with it. And his paternal compassion in the face of my rebellion reinforced the special bond I felt with him. I understood well that chances were slim that I would ever find anyone that understood me like Adam. And yet, when the time came, I still left his side. I was so young. Young and naive...
Maurice Favreau: I managed to recover one piece of data. This BOTTLE SHIP is under the management of the Galactic Federation. In these facilities, life-forms from each planet have been raised and researched as possible bioweapons. Site Manager and Development Director: Dr. Madeline Bergman.
Samus Aran: Adam, was the Galactic Federation experimenting with bioweapons?
Commander Adam Malkovich: [over comlink] Looks like it.
Samus Aran: Use of bioweapons is strictly prohibited.
Commander Adam Malkovich: [over comlink] Of course it is. What's happened here is illegal.
Samus Aran: Who is Madeline Bergman?
Commander Adam Malkovich: [over comlink] Must be the person in charge here. Is that all you've got?
Samus Aran: [narrating] I didn't need to press Adam about it any further. I knew his mind. Not only was he a strong opponent of bioweapons, he was against the use of living things for unnecessary reasons, period. Life, no matter what form it takes as it's born into this often cruel universe, should not be tampered with. That was Adam's philosophy. In bringing the infant Metroid back, I did something that I know would have gone against his convictions. And, though I might have been left alone, it was a clear and blatant violation of protocol. I wondered what Adam thought of me. Out of nowhere, I suddenly found myself concerned with his opinion again.
[Samus has found a creature's body]
Samus Aran: [narrating] The creature's corpse showed signs of what looked like Metroid predation, making my mind race. Metroids, here? Impossible. Metroids can't tolerate cold temperatures. They couldn't survive in this environment. Besides, they're extinct. The baby was the last of its kind...
[if the player completes the game with 100% items found]
Samus Aran: Perfect! Congratulations!
Commander Adam Malkovich: [his last words] No objections, right, Lady?
Samus Aran: The word he so obviously chose, "outsider", pierced my heart.