This Is The Love Child of Optimus Prime And Samus

This Is The Love Child of Optimus Prime And Samus

Artist Timothy Lim splices the DNA of Optimus Prime, Samus, and a slew of other iconic characters.

Timothy Lim is an illustrator from Arkansas who spends a lot of time crossbreeding iconic entertainment characters. Batman, Breaking Bad, Star Wars, and Mortal Combat have all received the Lim treatment, but he obviously has a soft spot for Optimus Prime. In one his recent pieces, Optimus and Samus have undergone a gender-bending, biomechanical transformation.

"As corny as it may sound," Lim told Game Informer, "I see Optimus Prime as the robotic amalgamation of those qualities and virtues that we admire in men, fathers, and heroes from the greatest generation: He represents honor, duty, sacrifice, freedom, and valor. He's one of the childhood heroes whom I can say acted indirectly as a role model. I still haven't mastered how to turn into a semi, but I'm working on it."

Even though Lim isn't a hardcore gamer, his work draws a lot of inspiration from the video game industry.

"I play casually when I have the time," he said, "but for the most part I just try and keep myself informed of what's current. I actually got my first publications in PlayStation Magazine (PSM), so I owe a lot of my Internet connections (and fan base) to video games. Recent years have shown a great deal of interest and love towards video game art, which I'm glad to see."

Right now, Lim is working with Valve on some kind of top-secret project, but he wasn't willing to elaborate. "If you like Valve," he said, "you're going to be very happy with what comes next."

Be sure to check out more of Lim's work in the gallery below, or look him up on deviantART.

Source: Game Informer, deviantART

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I swear this is somebody's avatar and has been for SOME time. All kinds of awesome-sauce though.
Right up there with Samus Killing Boba Fett in DEATHBATTLE

SilverStuddedSquirre:
I swear this is somebody's avatar and has been for SOME time. All kinds of awesome-sauce though.
Right up there with Samus Killing Boba Fett in DEATHBATTLE

Came here to say exactly the same. Someone on these forums have used that avatar for like forever.

OT: I don't really have much to say. Nice art, I guess. I'm especially fond of that SamusFett mashup.

SilverStuddedSquirre:
I swear this is somebody's avatar and has been for SOME time. All kinds of awesome-sauce though.
Right up there with Samus Killing Boba Fett in DEATHBATTLE

Chozo Hybrid. M be an underscore in there.

I actually assumed it was some costume I wasn't aware of in Metroid, not specifically that it was the bastard offspring of Samus and Optimus.

If it isn't this picture, it's damn close.

This is awesome! I gotta check this guy's work out now. To Deviantart!

Oh hey, it's that avatar from that one Escapist user from yonks back!

(I kinda forgot his name)

Lucky Optimus...

Really digging that Peter and Venom picture. Reminds me of that C&H parody with Luthor and the Joker.

Yeah, I've seen some of these mashups before.
Still awesome.

SilverStuddedSquirre:
I swear this is somebody's avatar and has been for SOME time. All kinds of awesome-sauce though.
Right up there with Samus Killing Boba Fett in DEATHBATTLE

Chozo Hybrid's Avatar, I believe.

SilverStuddedSquirre:
I swear this is somebody's avatar and has been for SOME time. All kinds of awesome-sauce though.
Right up there with Samus Killing Boba Fett in DEATHBATTLE

You're not the only one who just thought of that-

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/profiles/view/chozo_hybrid

Anyway the artist is just awesome (bookmarked away)! Just look at these two arts of his-

http://ninjaink.deviantart.com/art/War-Dawn-439883341

http://ninjaink.deviantart.com/art/Super-Prime-442855567

Scarim Coral:

SilverStuddedSquirre:
I swear this is somebody's avatar and has been for SOME time. All kinds of awesome-sauce though.
Right up there with Samus Killing Boba Fett in DEATHBATTLE

You're not the only one who just thought of that-

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/profiles/view/chozo_hybrid

Anyway the artist is just awesome (bookmarked away)! Just look at these two arts of his-

http://ninjaink.deviantart.com/art/War-Dawn-439883341

http://ninjaink.deviantart.com/art/Super-Prime-442855567

I don't get what the correlation between Mario and Transformers is, but I know that I love it...

Scarim Coral:

SilverStuddedSquirre:
I swear this is somebody's avatar and has been for SOME time. All kinds of awesome-sauce though.
Right up there with Samus Killing Boba Fett in DEATHBATTLE

You're not the only one who just thought of that-

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/profiles/view/chozo_hybrid

Anyway the artist is just awesome (bookmarked away)! Just look at these two arts of his-

http://ninjaink.deviantart.com/art/War-Dawn-439883341

http://ninjaink.deviantart.com/art/Super-Prime-442855567

THAT was the guy! Thank you! X3

I'm guessing the real story here is the supposed "secret project" the artist is working on for Valve, being that I've seen this image all over the place for at least a year and a half.

So this is the real ending to Metroid Prime. Does this mean she can turn into her ship now? Because I would totally play that game.

I wish thease were availible as prints

though they are as T shirts and mabye a throw pillow or two

 

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