Originally Posted by DAISHI
But she's been illustrated in the manga suffering from PTSD whenever she sees Ridley.
This is shown in the non-Other-M games how?
I don't personally know any women who are in the military or law enforcement but it would seem to me that when someone needs to get the job done, they do it. They compartmentalize. They don't have an emotional breakdown in the middle of combat or else they get killed. Military training is supposed to teach you how to keep your cool, so I would expect the Chozo would also teach her this.
Other M, it seems, tries to paint Samus as first and foremost a woman, and a delicate, sensitive one at that. I never thought of Samus that way. She always felt like one of those women who, while friendly, you really don't want to mess with or she might kick you in the nuts.
Other M Samus seems likely to cry if you call her names.