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Working Title: Punch Clock Hero: From YKTTW
: I disagree with Solid Snake as a Punch Clock Hero
, frankly. I might agree that he started
as a soldier primarily, by the end of the first MGS game, he could have easily retired. And he tried to. But he always finds his way back, despite the vicious Plot-Relevant Age-Up
. Snake tries to convince us
that he's just an old soldier, but didn't Raiden have a speech in MGS 2
about heroics being made of more than a sense of duty? I see Snake as more of a Martyr, trying to suffer himself so the rest of the world doesn't have to.