Welcome to Dragon's Heaven.
In its very early years, the video game industry was heavily inspired by other art forms, including movies, TV shows, books and comics. Heck, for a short time, video game cover art borrowed massively from popular films to the point where artists basically traced stills from famous movies and used them as the basis of their covers.
With this in mind, it's interesting to note that the protagonist of a relatively obscure Japanese manga and anime series, Dragon's Heaven, sports a mecha suit that looks a lot like Samus Aran's Varia Suit in Metroid.
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