Contrary to what most gender studies and feminist writers seem to have to say, I was neither shocked nor surprised to find out that Samus Aran was a female. I was just indifferent to the whole situation. I completed Metroid as a little kid, so what exactly was I supposed to feel again? But, and of course this would happen, every time I tell people this, they automatically label me a liar. Not cool, guys. Not cool. What about you guys? How did you feel on finding out? I've heard just too many different answers: even a few girl gamers I know were pleasantly surprised at Samus's gender, apparently. ..... but not as surprised as us guys who beat the game extremely quickly, am I right?