Cloud Strife didn’t wash out of Soldier on account of not being good enough for the program. He washed out because he was a coward.
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The discussion in the Metroid Dread thread started me thinking on another possible interpretation of the Metroid story: The "Space Pirates" are actually a rebel army fighting against the tyrannical Space Federation. Mother Brain was a horrible genetic experiment by Federation scientists, but she managed to break free and began leading the Space Pirates in order to defeat her creators. Samus will eventually find this out, and become the new Mother Brain, leading the Space Pirates and their Metroid allies against the enemy that wanted to wipe them both out.
In the Marvel Cinematic Universe after the events of Infinity War, snapping your fingers becomes a highly offensive gesture. Snapping your fingers at someone else is considered to be pretty close to a threat of violence.