Metal Gear Profiles-Solid Snake Part IV

War has changed. It’s no longer about nations, ideologies or ethnicity. It’s an endless series of proxy battles, fought by mercenaries and machines. War, and its consumption of life, has become a well-oiled machine. War has changed. ID tagged soldiers carry ID tagged weapons, use ID tagged gear. Nanomachines inside their bodies enhance and regulate their abilities. Genetic control. Information control. Emotion control. Battlefield control. Everything is monitored, and kept under control. War has changed. The age of deterrence has become the age of control. All in the name of averting catastrophe from weapons of mass destruction. And he who controls the battlefield, controls history. War has changed. When the battlefield is under total control, war… becomes routine.

 

Five years past-and Snake starts to age much faster than anticipated, seeming to age nearly at 5 times the normal rate as he reaches his 42nd birthday, physically resembling a man in his early 70’s. Solid Snake becomes “old Snake”-although he’s still formidable. He grows a mustache as well. He appears to have only a year to live as well…

 

 

He lives mostly on board the carrier Nomad with Otacon and Sunny Emmerich, Olga’s daughter who was rescued by Raiden and adopted by Otacon. However, one day Roy Campbell-his former commanding officer-tells him that they’ve located Liquid Ocelot in the middle east-and it’s time to take him down. Ocelot has formed his own PMC-part of a military industry being controlled by the Patriots AI-which has extended it’s database into much of society (The dream of the Boss and Zero-but badly warped)…but has other plans up his sleeve as well.

 

Arriving in the Middle East-and musing the war has changed-and after evading multiple “Gekkos” (Mass produced Metal Gear-esque units) FROGS (Ocelot’s main soldiers) and the Beauty and the Beast Unit.Snake soon teams with Meryl’s rat patrol unit, and Meryl is shocked at the aged sight of her ex. Snake also receives some extra support in the field-gun runner Drebin 893 (Who gives Snake an injection to take control of SOP ID weapons) and Metal Gear Mk.II, a tiny remote robot much less deadly than it’s larger cousins.

However, about to confront Ocelot, Snake is incapcitated by Liquid activating the SOP system, causing all the soldiers in the area with nanomachines in their systems-including Meryl’s team (minus Johnny Sasaki) suffer seizures..and Liquid Ocelot escapes.

After recovering, the Nomad received a clue from Naomi Hunter-who helped Snake during the Shadow Moses inciddent. He went to meet her in South America, and also have her examine why he was rapidly aging. Unfortunately, he had double the bad news.

 

Not only was Snake aging to death because of his clone nature, but FOXDIE-the virus designed to target the rogue Foxhound unit-was mutating, and wouldn’t just target any specific person-it could target anyone. The only way to stop it was for Snake to die before it mutated to that stage. With the help of Raiden-now a cyborg ninja, he was able to rescue Naomi. Raiden-injured in a battle with Vamp-implored him to seek out the mysterious “Big Mama” who might hold the key to defeating Ocelot.

 

Big Mama as it turned out, was Eva, Big Boss’s friend and lover during Operation Snake Eater, and also one of the founding members of the Patriots. She outlined her involvement in his birth-The Les Infant Terribles-and how it led to the Patriots breaking into two factions-One-Big Boss, Ocelot, and Eva-who went with the “Outer Heaven” idea, and the others-Zero, SIGINT/Donald Anderson and Para-Medic/Dr.Clark-who went for AI control over society. She then worked with Snake to move Big Boss’s body to a safe location, but unfortunately Ocelot caught up with them, and used the body to hijack the SOP system, giving him total control over the world’s nano-machined controlled weapons-and starting his own war on the Patriots.

 

 

The chaos that followed led to a fire that consumed the body, fatally wounding Eva and burning Snake’s face, scarring him permanently (Meryl nearly died, but was saved by Rat Patrol team member Johnny Sasaki). He and Otacon next worked out that Liquid’s plan was to use Metal Gear Rex-which had laid dormant at Shadow Moses after his battle with Liquid nearly a decade before-to take out the Patriot’s AI using it’s nuke to attack an orbiting satellite. He would have to once again return to Shadow Moses, to get to the gear before Ocelot did.

Snake re-entered the base, which had been mostly abandoned except by Ocelot’s AI weapons, the Gekkos and their dwarf counterparts.  REX was still in it’s hanger, but Snake was too late-Rex’s railgun had already been taken-and he found himself surrounded by Gekkos. Naomi Hunter also took her life as well.

With the help of a grieving Otacon and Raiden, however, Snake was able to reactivate Rex, and the old gear still packed a punch.

Finally reaching the outside, Snake found himself to face with Ocelot, who had his Metal Gear Ray handy, and the two might war machines clashed. Eventually Ocelot however summonded his arsenal gear, the Outer Haven, and started heading toward a point where he could attack the satellite.

Snake and the others then boarded the USS Missouri, and laid out a plan to take out Outer Haven before Ocelot could use Rex’s railgun (Which Snake dubbed “Liquid’s very own Death Star” to attack the satellite. Their plan was to board the ship-despite heavy opposition-FROGS,Gekkos, Metal Gear RAYS and the last member of the Beauty and the Beast unit, Screaming Mantis.

 

Supported by Raiden, Meryl, and Johnny, as well as Otacon and Mei Ling in the Missouri, Snake undertook his final mission.  After grueling combat-and most agonizingly of all, a long  corridor of microwaves….

Snake finally reached the GW AI that was giving Ocelot control of the SOP system, and sent it a virus. Unexpectedly though, the virus actually erased the entire Patriot control network-undoing their influence but leaving several other systems intact. The virus was called “FOXALIVE”.

But there was still a score to settle with “Liquid”. On the top of Outer Haven, the two got into brutal hand to hand combat, mirroring Solid Snake’s duel with Liquid on top of Rex a decade before. Liquid also revealed that he wanted Snake to defeat the Patriots all along, although he thought society would tumble into anarchy, like the Wild West.

Finally, Ocelot collapsed, and seemed to once again regain his former personality, giving Snake his catchphrase one last time “You’re pretty good!” as he died.

As others celebrated at Meryl and Johnny’s wedding, Snake went to Arlington, and considered ending his life so that the FOXDIE virus would not turn into an epidemic. However, he had an unexpected guest-Big Boss-who had been revived.

However, Big Boss was not there to fight, but to explain things-and reconcile somewhat with his ‘son’. How both he, Zero, and the Patriots managed to mess up the will of the Boss; how Ocelot in fact hypnotized himself into believing he was Liquid to get the Patriots confused; how the body of Solidus-and not him-was used to get into the system etc. He also explained that the FOXDIE would not mutate into an epidemic-in fact, a *new* virus was implanted into Snake by Drebin earlier (as Drebin was acting on behalf of the Patriots), that actually killed Eva and Ocelot-and which would now kill Big Boss, but not anybody else.

 

Big Boss finally pulled the plug on Zero, who had been in a vegetative state since the 80’s due to the machinations of Skull Face, and ending the last trace of the original Patriots.

 

After finally saluting his mentor one last time, Big Boss implored his son to live not as a not as a snake-but as a man…although he probably would die soon himself, he would be at peace and not waste the life he had left fighting. Solid Snake lit his father’s cigar as he died.

 

Solid Snake then joined Otacon and Sunny once again, but as he left, Otacon noticed he forgot his cigarettes.

 

Otacon : Snake, wait up! You forgot these….

Snake : No thanks. I’m quitting.

Otacon : Snake? Snake : These things will kill ya.

Otacon : Where will you go…? Our fight is finished. There’s nothing left for us to do.

Snake : No. There’s one thing I still have to do. I have to see this age off… See what the future brings.

Otacon : Sounds good to me. I’ll go with you.

Snake : Otacon, I’m gonna be dead soon. You don’t have to come.

Otacon : You said it yourself, Snake. There’s nothing inside you can pass on to the next generation. No genes, no memes… You’re man-made… You’re a beast.

Snake : I know… A blue rose. There won’t be any happy “Beauty and the Beast” ending for me. What little time I have left will be spent living… As a beast. A shadow of the inside… Of the old age.

Otacon : Exactly. That’s why you need me. As a witness.

Snake : A witness?

Otacon : Yeah. Someone on the outside to bear witness to your final days. Someone to pass on your story… Not that I’m the only witness. But I’ll remember everything you were… And stick with you to the end.

Snake : Otacon….

Otacon : Besides, you wouldn’t let me suffer Sunny’s eggs alone, would you?

Solid Snake, at some point later, died…but peacefully.

 

 

 

 

Metal Gear Profiles-Solid Snake Part III

Life isn’t just about passing on your genes. We can leave behind much more than just DNA. Through speech, music, literature and movies… what we’ve seen, heard, felt… anger, joy and sorrow… these are the things I will pass on. That’s what I live for. We need to pass the torch, and let our children read our messy and sad history by its light. We have all the magic of the digital age to do that with. The human race will probably come to an end some time, and new species may rule over this planet. Earth may not be forever, but we still have the responsibility to leave what traces of life we can. Building the future and keeping the past alive are one and the same thing-Solid Snake

 

After the Shadow Moses incident, Snake and Meryl eventually parted ways, with her taking control of the “Rat Patrol” unit (Unknowingly controlled in part by the Patriots- “Rat Patrol” being an anagram of Patriots). It was soon discovered that Revolver Ocelot had stolen the plans to Metal Gear Rex and had sold them to various world powers….so now *everybody* could build a Metal Gear.

 

To combat this threat, Solid Snake, Otacon, Mei Ling and others from the Shadow Moses incident formed the group “Philanthropy” dedicated to ridding the world of these walking nuclear battle tanks.

 

Eventually, the US Navy began developing it’s own solution to the problem-an anti-Metal Gear…Metal Gear. RAY-sitting in a tanker on Hudson-held no nuclear weapons but still was formidable.

 

Snake and Otacon weren’t too happy about this, of course, although RAY had no nuclear capability. So Snake boarded the freighter where it was being stowed and worked to photograph it to expose it. However, they weren’t alone-Revolver Ocelot and the Gurlocovitch mercenaries had boarded too.

Snake confronted the second in command of the unit-Olga Gurlucovitch-and tranquilized her after a brief fight. He then headed to the hanger to photograph Ray, but the Commandant demonstrating the unit-Scott Dolph-was captured by Gurlucovitch’s father and Ocelot. Ocelot then turned on his former ally, killing both him and Dolph, before stealing the Metal Gear which damaged the tanker, causing it to to sink-allegedly with Snake onboard.  Before falling into the waves, Snake learned that Ocelot seemed to posses a split personality-that of Liquid Snake, whose arm now replaced Ocelot’s lost one.

In the two years that followed, Solid Snake was presumed dead, and Snake and philanthropy were framed for the loss of the tanker. A facility-Big Shell-was built on top of the wreck, supposedly to clean up the oil spilled in the bay…but in fact hiding something more serious. Soon, Big Shell, during a visit from the president, was taken over by the group known as the “Sons of Liberty”-which was led by a man claiming to be Solid Snake.

However, the real Solid Snake was still alive, and with Otacon’s help, infiltrated Big Shell as a member of the SEAL team, using the alias “Iroquis Pliskin”, where he ran into Raiden, the man tasked with rescuing the President, during an encounter with Dead Cell member Vamp. The two combined forces, helping defuse explosive devices left by Dead Cell member Fatman, and with Otacon. Solid also learned the identity of the man impersonating him-his other brother, Solidus Snake. They also learned that the Big Shell facility was in fact cover for a new Gear-the Arsenal Gear battleship, that Solidus intended to capture and launch a nuke to disrupt the Patriot’s network with an EMP.

 

No, that is NOT Solid Snake. Stop impersonating him!

Re-adopting his original identity, Snake also encountered Olga-working with her in her quise as Mr.X, and the two formed an alliance-in part because the Patriots held her child captive.  He also teamed with Emma Emmerich, Raiden and Otacon to attempt to disable Arsenal Gear’s AI GW, but was unfortunately unable to save Otacon’s stepsister, Emma Emmerich. Otacon was overcome with grief, but Snake trusted him to help save the rest of the hostages on Big Shell, while he and Raiden would take care of Arsenal Gear. The two shared an epic walk and handshake.

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Donning his old sneaking suit and bandana-although knocking out Raiden first as a distraction to sneak into Arsenal Gear, Snake and Raiden began working together against Solidus’s forces, including elite “Tengu” guards. He also gave Raiden Olga’s High Frequency blade-which she used in her disguise as the Cyborg ninja (It would later become Raiden’s trademark weapon when *he* became a Cyborg ninja!)

 

Snake then confronted Dead Cell member Fortune while Raiden dealt with an army of mass produced  Metal Gear RAYS. Captured by Fortune, he was taken up to the hull of Arsenal gear, where he learned that Raiden’s mission was in part an attempt at gathering data for the Patriots-based on his own mission at Shadow Moses. He also learned that it was Ocelot’s Liquid persona who had lured him to the tanker in the first place. Once again, Ocelot escaped in RAY, although Snake was able to place a tracker on the gear…and gain some information on the Patriots via Emma’s work. He later met with Raiden after he defeated Solidus, and also vowed to rescue Olga’s daughter. He gave Raiden an inspiring speech, and then left him.

 

Otacon then looked at the information gleaned from Arsenal Gear, and briefed Snake on it….

Otacon : Snake, you there? It’s me. I’ve finished going over that disc.

Snake : Did you find the Patriots’ list?

Otacon : Of course. It contains the personal data of twelve people. There
was a name on it — Snake, it was one of our biggest
contributors.

Snake : What’s going on around here?

Otacon : I don’t know…

Snake : Anyway, where are they?

Otacon : Well, we were right about them being on Manhattan, but…

Snake : But what?

Otacon : They’re already dead. All twelve of them.

Snake : When did it happen?

Otacon : Well, ah…about a hundred years ago.

Snake : What the hell?

A mystery that would remain unsolved for quite some time-and just when Snake’s time itself was almost up.

Metal Gear Profiles-David/Solid Snake Part II

When his brother Liquid took control of Shadow Moses island, colonel Campbell once against sought out Solid Snake, living in retirement in the Alaskan wilderness fairly close by, raising 50 huskies and participating in Sleigh races. Although he was initially reluctant to accept the mission, the involvement of a rogue FOXHOUND unit, Big Boss’s remains being sought as the ransom and the fact that he resembled the FOXHOUND leader intriqued Snake-and likewise, Campbell revealed he’d release the ‘dirt’ on his files if he didn’t participate. Snake’s main mission was to rescue two hostages-Darpa Chief Donald Anderson (The former SIGINT) and Kenneth Baker, ARMSTECH president.

Getting his hair cut and dyed so he wouldn’t be mistaken for Liquid, Snake then infiltrated Shadow Moses from underwater. In addition to Campbell and Naomi Hunter, he was given technical and moral support by Mei Ling, Natasha Romenko and Master Miller..However, he soon discovered that Campbell-and mission Doctor Naomi-hadn’t been telling him the whole truth-Snake had been given a virus by Naomi-FOXDIE-designed to target the members of the rogue Foxhound unit (and possibly Snake himself); and also Shadow Moses was the testing ground for a new model Metal Gear-Metal Gear REX.

 

 

His initial mission failed when FOXDIE killed both Donald Anderson and Kenneth Baker (although in the first case, it was actually Decoy Octopus, who was misleading Snake in order to get him to actually activate Metal Gear REX). However, he was soon able to rescue other captives-Hal Emmerich, or Otacon, and Campbell’s “niece” (actually daughter) Meryl Silverburgh. He also had an ongoing semi-alliance with a  Cyborg Ninja-actually the cybernetically resurrected Grey Fox-who helped him but also craved one final fight with his former friend and rival.

 

Taking on the members of FOXHOUND in combat, as well as the genome army, Snake made his way through the base, and finally reached the Metal Gear after a long trial, including Meryl getting badly wounded and captured by Sniper Wolf. He finally reached REX’s hanger, but unexpectedly, instead of deactivating the Gear, he *activated* it, having been tricked by “Miller” who was in fact Liquid Snake in disguise. He also learned he had largely been a pawn used by Defense secretary Jim Houseman, and part of his mission was to cover up the existence of REX, the rogue FOXHOUND and the genome army.

Liquid also had a startling revelation about Solid Snake’s past-not only were they the sons of Big Boss, but they were the product of the Les Infant Terribles project, an attempt to clone the legendary soldier. Liquid then boarded the Metal Gear, and faced off against his brother, with Grey Fox aiding Snake in destroying the Radome, leaving Liquid more vulnerable.

Solid Snake was able to disable the gear, but the resulting explosion knocked him out. He woke up to face his brother again, on top of the unit and holding Meryl captive.

 

The two got into a tense fistfight, and Liquid fell off the gear, severely injured. Snake then rescued Meryl and the two escaped Shadow Moses….but Liquid wasn’t quite dead yet.

After a chase in the jeep, which ended up with both crashing, Liquid Snake finally succumbed to FOXDIE.

After that, Snake and Meryl found a jetski nearby, and Solid Snake wondered if he could now pursue a new life, a new purpose, perhaps a life with Meryl by his side. He also revealed his real name: David.

Unfortunately, you can’t always get what you want….as Snake would soon find out-and he would become further entangled in his father’s legacy.

Metal Gear Profiles-Big Boss part V

About a decade passes. Big Boss-as both Venom and himself-becomes even more of a legend. At some point, he returns to lead FOXHOUND, while developing Outer Heaven in South Africa with Venom. He also became a benefactor to the war-orphaned girls who would grow up to be Naomi Hunter and Sniper Wolf; and a friend of Frank Jaeger (Who possibly knew him as far as the San Hierenymo inccident). While Big Boss was publicly leading Foxhound, the identity of the leader of Outer Heaven remained a mystery.

 

During his leadership of FOXHOUND, Big Boss came across his cloned son, David, who was a rookie in the unit (Venom had an encounter with Eli, his brother, earlier on). At some point, Big Boss commissioned development of a new Metal Gear-the TX-55-which could hold two nuclear weapons, although it was smaller and squatter than it’s predecessors. He captured the scientist Dr. Madnar and his family to develop the device.

 

Eventually, Metal Gear neared completion. A member of FOXHOUND-Frank Jaeger-code named Gray Fox-was sent into Outer Heaven to investigate. Before he was captured, he sent of a transmission warning of the Metal Gear.

 

In his capacity as FOXHOUND leader, Big Boss sent David-now codenamed Solid Snake-into Outer Heaven, hoping he would fail the mission or give false intel. However, Solid Snake performed above Big Boss’s expectations, rescuing Fox and destroying the Metal Gear before it could be deployed as well. In an attempt to make him fail, Big Boss started to give him false information and orders, such as to abandon the mission. But Solid Snake pressed on, and then confronted the leader of Outer Heaven, Big Boss’s “phantom” Venom Snake, and killed him.

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After the defeat of Big Boss and destruction of the main Outer Heaven fortress, the county itself was destroyed in multiple air strikes (possibly ordered by the Patriots who still viewed Big Boss as an enemy, and his outer heaven counter to their world order), killing a large number of it’s civilian population, as well as those who had rebelled against Big Boss. However, Big Boss managed to evacuate many, who then devoted themselves to him. He also swore he’d meet Solid Snake again.

Presumed dead, Big Boss built up “Zanzibar Land”, possibly close to Tselinoyarsk…in a way, Big Boss had become like Volgin before him-a warmonger with a deadly nuclear weapon. With Madnar, Grey Fox, and former rebel leader Schneider now serving under him, he commissioned the development of a new Metal Gear-Metal Gear D. In order to create further conflict, he kidnapped the developer of a revolutionary algae called OILIX (in an attempt perhaps at a monopoly), and raided several nuclear sites using the fully operational Metal gear-to give Zanzibar band a leg up in nuclear power-and presumabely as ammo for D.

 

 

 

FOXHOUND-now led by Colonel Campbell-brought Solid Snake out of retirement, and sent him to Zanzibar land where he quickly learned the truth-and also was shocked about the loyalty of his former comrades to Big Boss. Nevertheless, he destroyed the new Metal Gear, and then finally confronted Big Boss, who outlined his somewhat more twisted vision of a nation for soldiers-but also a world in perpetual conflict so those soldiers would always be needed. He also revealed that he was Solid Snake’s father.

 

Snake-who had lost most of his equipment during the battle with the Metal Gear-was able to improvise a flamethrower with just a lighter and aerosol.

 

Seems familiar, doesn’t it? Plus this was a snake he was killing, to boot.

This left Big Boss heavily injured but still somewhat alive. Once again in a coma, the Patriots identified his “soldier genes” and used them to treat some soldiers to give them abilities similar to this, the “Next Generation Special Forces”, or Genome army. However, this caused unfortunate side effects, such as mutations. When he took over Shadow Moses, Liquid Snake wanted to procure the body of his father to help cure the mutations of the army, who were brainwashed or served Liquid willingly.

Big Boss’s body however-it’s DNA code, to be precise-also held another secret, a way to access the Patriot’s mainframe (The Patriots themselves had gained far greater control at this point, and had created a “War Economy” somewhat similar to Big Boss’s own vision) His body was eventually recovered by his former lover Eva thanks to the help of Raiden, and she managed to repair it in part using Liquid and Solidus’s body. The remaining parts of Solidus remained useful however-the DNA of Solidus was pretty much identical to Big Boss (although it was still a fast aging Clone) and could be used to access the system just as easily. It also served as another decoy-and once Liquid Ocelot was able to use it to access the Sons of the Patiots system, he destroyed it…and everyone assumed that Big Boss was dead for good.

But when Solid Snake finally defeated the Patriots AI, Big Boss was revived, and able to finally find Patriots leader Zero, now in a vegatative state, his location a secret hidden using the AIs. He took Zero with him to Arlington cemetery, where he met Solid Snake/David….not to fight, but to explain how this whole mess with the Patriots started, that he and Zero had been wrong about the boss’s will…that it meant not a world of perpetual war or a world of information control, but to respect the will of others and one’s self.

 

Standing in front of her tombstone, he once again saluted, as he had fifty years before.

He also ended the life of Zero as well, cutting off his life support and choking him, ending the Patriots. However, he quickly got the FOXDIE virus from Solid Snake, which had been used to target specific enemies of the Patriots (But, to Solid Snake’s relief would not become a non-specific epidemic as he feared). As he lay dying, he shared one final smoke with his son, and told him to spend his remaining months not as a Snake, wasting his life fighting, but a man.

 

 

“This is good, isn’t it?”-he says, and Big Boss-hero, villain, legend-passed.

 

Metal Gear Profiles: George Sears/Solidus Snake

In Honor of Solidus Snake’s voice-actor, John Cygan, who passed away yesterday.

George Sears was the third product of the “Les Infant Terribles” program, an attempt to clone Big Boss (It’s unclear if he was carried by Eva, though). Unlike his ‘brothers’, he was a perfect clone, although still sterile and with accelerated aging. Like his father, he became a mercenary, participating in the Liberian Civil War; however, his methods were somewhat harsher at times than Big Boss, and produced a sort of split persona in one of the boys he trained, Jack-who became Raiden, but back then was also known as “Jack the Ripper”.

During the 2000s, the Patriots managed to manipulate events to make George the President of the United States, where he continued to exert their will. (Apparently nobody noted any resemblance to Big Boss,Solid Snake, or even Venom Snake for some reason, but maybe that’s the Patriot’s work too). However, he began to work against the organization/overbearing AI, working with Revolver Ocelot to provoke Liquid Snake into starting the Shadow Moses incident. Solidus’s role in all this is explained, in part, by the phone call from Ocelot-who escaped-that ends the game.

Yes sir. The entire unit was wiped out. Those two are still alive. The vector? Yes sir, FoxDie should become activated soon… Right on schedule. Yes, sir. I recovered all of Rex’s dummy warhead data. …No, sir. My cover is intact. Nobody knows who I really am. Yes, the DARPA Chief knew my identity, but he’s been disposed of. Yes. The inferior one was the winner after all. …That’s right. Until the very end, Liquid thought he was the inferior one. Yes, sir. I agree completely. It takes a well-balanced individual… such as yourself to rule the world. No, sir. No one knows that you were the third one… Solidus. …What should I do about the woman? Yes sir. I’ll keep her under surveillance. Yes. Thank you. Good-bye…….Mr. President.

After he leaves office, Solidus takes over the  Big Shell platform in the Hudson River with the help of the Gurlucovitch commandos, Revolver Ocelot, and his own former special ops team, Dead Cell, and kidnaps his successor, James Johnson, who was undergoing an inspection. Unbeknownst to Solidus, he’s actually being manipulated by the Patriots to create a scenario similar to Shadow Moses-The S3 plan. However, Solidus plans to take control of Big Shell’s secret-the Arsenal Gear-and use it to detonake a nuke that would create an EMP, which would disrupt the Patriot’s network in Manhattan, and allow him to eventually defeat their control. During this, he dons an exosuit (Complete with two mechanical tentacles) , and takes the identity of the missing “Solid Snake” (Solid Snake infiltrates Big Shell under another name, Iriqous Plisskin).

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When Raiden is sent in by the Patriots to stop Solidus, he and Solidus are reunited, and Raiden learns how he’s been manipulated by the Patriots, and the secrets of his forgotten past. During the mission, Solidus is injured in his right eye-making him even more like Big Boss, except with the eyepatch on a different eye.

After Arsenal Gear is sabotaged, Raiden and Solidus fight on the top of Federal hill, with Raiden-forced to kill Solidus in part, to save Olga’s baby from the Patriots. This causes severe damage to Solidus’s spine, leaving him brain dead.

Years later, Solidus’s body then ended up in the hands of Eva, who used organ transplant from Solidus to help repair Big Boss’s body, and restore him to life, after that it was used as a ‘decoy’ of Big Boss’s body, to throw off the scent of the Patriots (and Ocelot, to a degree) What was left of Solidus was later stolen by Ocelot to access the Patriot’s SOP program, which controlled a great deal of the world’s military. When finished with his access, Liquid allowed the body to burn, in a fire that also took Eva’s life and burned Solid Snake’s face, leaving permanent scars.

Although Liquid Ocelot would later honor his “brother” with a place on Outer Haven’s “Mt. Snakemore”-somewhat apt considering Solidus’s former role.

Ultiametly, Solidus’s organ transplant was sucessful in reviving Big Boss, and his “father” died soon after.

Metal Gear Profiles-Olga Gurlucovitch/ “Mr.X”

“I grew up on the battlefield. Conflict and Victory were my parents. The unit is my Life, my Family. I have no one except the unit.”-Olga

 

“Neither Enemy nor friend, just a messanger from the La-li-Lou-li-lo” (Patriots)-Mr.X

 

Olga was the daughter of Sergei Gulocovitch, an old Russian friend of Revolver Ocelot who had aided in the Shadow Moses incident (Such as providing the rogue FOXHOUND with a Hind-D helicopter). When Ocelot and Sergei planned to steal Metal Gear Ray from a Tanker in New York, she worked with them, although pregnant, keeping watch on the ship’s deck with various mercenaries from her father’s unit. There, she encountered Solid Snake, who tranquilized her-and then rescued her when Ocelot betrayed Sergei and sunk the tanker.

 

Shortly thereafter that, she gave birth to a girl. However, the baby was stolen from her by agents of the Patriots, and she was forced to work for Solidus and Ocelot during their capture of the “Big Shell” facility. After her father’s death she had full control of his mercenary unit, which now worked with the “Sons of Liberty” group.

 

There, Olga also assumed the role of “Mr.X”, similar to the Cyborg Ninja identity that Grey Fox had at Shadow Moses. This was, in fact, a deliberate move by the Patriots to ‘simulate’ events similar to Shadow Moses to collect information.

During the mission, she encounter both Raiden and Solid Snake at various times, with the latter telling her the truth of what really happened-that Ocelot had killed her father. She then knocked Raiden out, so he could be captured-a move calculated to have the Sons of Liberty lower their guard so that Olga and Solid Snake could slip onto Arsenal Gear.

After revealing that the Patriots had her daughter captive, Olga released Raiden (Eventually giving him her sword too-which Raiden would use not only to kill Solidus, but in his later adventures as a Cyborg Ninja himself.).

She would later be killed by Solidus, but entrusted Raiden and Snake with saving her daughter.

 

 

Which they did-and the daughter grew up to be Sunny, who was adopted by Otacon and pivotal to the end of the Patriots and Ocelot.

 

Despite never really meeting her mother, Sunny kept a picture of her onboard the plane the NOMAD….

and later (In Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance) Sunny would adopt an outfit similar to the striped outfit (actually fairly standard Russian navy equipment) her mother wore during the Tanker inciddent.

 

 

 

 

 

Metal Gear Profiles-Vamp

Vamp is initially seen as a member of the group Dead Cell/Sons of Liberty, led by Solidus Snake, who capture the offshore “decontamination facility” Big Shell (In fact a cover for the development of the Arsenal Gear). He is first seen making short work of a SEAL team. Vamp, as the name indicates, has various Vampire-like abilities, including a taste for blood, and the ability to levitate, as well as superhuman reflexes.

 

He also has uncanny healing abilities, giving off a sort of immortality, not unlike a Vampire, and he encounters operative Raiden several times, including once with a Harriet Jet (Co-piloted by Solidus) . Although at least one bullet to the head leaves a permanent scar. He also shows extraordinary skill in knives, which he uses to fatally injure Otacon/Hal Emmerich’s stepsister, Emma Emmerich.

Which, while sad, at least gave us these badass moments afterward.

 

 

 

Although presumed finally dead at the end of MGS2, he shows up in the ending, shadowing Snake and Raiden in Manhattan (In front of the car there).

 

Vamp however later resurfaces as part of Liquid Ocelot’s Beauty and the Beast Unit 5 years later, where he is trying to keep Naomi Hunter detained. However, during their attempts to escape (In which Vamp also has a few “deaths”) he has an epic rematch with Raiden-which both survive, although with Raiden heavily damaged.

Once Naomi is ‘rescued’ she reveals Vamp’s unusual abilities are in fact, not supernatural, but artificial-the result of Nanomachines giving him superhuman abilities. Naomi seems to later rejoin Ocelot and betray Snake’s team.

However, Naomi provided Raiden and Snake with a way to defeat Vamp-by suppressing his nanomachines, weakening him enough for Raiden and Snake to defeat him. Finally, Naomi herself gave Vamp a more potent serum which eliminated all his nanomachines, finally killing the immortal. Naomi compared herself to Vamp, since her cancer had also been suppressed by nanomachines, and therefore like Vamp she was living on stolen time, and was sort of ‘undead’ herself, and then deactivated her own, killing her. Otacon grieved both for her, but also didn’t feel any better when Vamp died despite his role in his stepsister’s death.

 

It should be noted that Vamp is voiced by Phil Lamarr, who played Marvin in Pulp Fiction, but also has done many, many voice acting roles as well as several roles on the sketch comedy MadTV.