No fourth wall

Bonus thanks goes out to Lady Icy for the sprite of Ridley facing forwards :D.

One not-late-comic timeframe of reference later...
Wow... that was arguably the most concise, well-articulated, and completely justifiable explanation for knowing Samus I've ever heard.
I TOLD you it would make sense!
Why, it even explains why you've basically befriended all enemies, and have no enemies aside from Mother Brain herself and a Geruta.
Why yes... yes it does.
I like money, and I put it above pretty much all else. I offer goods and services for that money that noone else does, thus forcing everyone to like me. SEE? I didn't just cop-out like you thought I would.
Ok, that... was a little strange. Who were you talking to, repeating basically the exact same thing you said earlier, and what's this cop-out?
Nothing, just ignore that.
O... kay then.

Metroid, Samus, Kraid, and the rest of 'em are all property of Nintendo, who to my knowledge wouldn't do anything such as sue me or shut poor Planet Zebeth down, because they're so damn nice, and Metroid kicks ass : }
This particular comic strip was made solely by me, by that happy little program known as KolourPaint. Yes, the one that everyone runs in fear from. That's why the comic looks the way it does.