History Characters / MetalGearRisingRevengeance

25th Jun '16 12:55:54 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Magneto Cyborg Ninja Mercenary]]: Monsoon is the only Cyborg Ninja in Desperado that implements actual Ninjutsu techniques, such as smoke bombs and sais as weapons.
* NinjaRun
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: In contrast with Mistral, Samuel and Sundowner, he doesn't speak with his native accent (Khmer). Might be a JustifiedTrope, given that he is an {{Omniglot}} (see below).

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* [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Magneto Cyborg Ninja Mercenary]]: NinjaPirateZombieRobot: Monsoon is the only Cyborg Ninja in Desperado that implements actual Ninjutsu techniques, such as smoke bombs and sais as weapons.
* %%* NinjaRun
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: In contrast with Mistral, Samuel and Sundowner, he doesn't speak with his native accent (Khmer). Might be a JustifiedTrope, given that he is an {{Omniglot}} (see below).{{Omniglot}}.



* SaiGuy[=/=]DualWielding: Dystopia, his sai pair.

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* SaiGuy[=/=]DualWielding: SaiGuy: Dystopia, his sai pair.[[DualWielding say pair]].



** FinalExamBoss: Seeing as though Blade Wolf's DLC is much more stealth focused than the rest of the game, his fight also has a stealth section along with the spectacle fighting.

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** * FinalExamBoss: Seeing as though Blade Wolf's DLC is much more stealth focused than the rest of the game, his fight also has a stealth section along with the spectacle fighting.
25th Jun '16 12:47:30 AM TheBuddy26
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[[folder:Steven Armstrong (Spoilers)]]

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[[folder:Steven Armstrong (Spoilers)]]'''''(MAJOR SPOILERS!)''''']]
22nd Jun '16 5:39:32 PM Hoven
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* PrecisionFStrike: Drops a few sometimes.



* TheCoatsAreOff: She removes her coat before proceeding to battle Raiden.



* GangBangers: Unlike the other Winds of Destruction, he wasn't a former member of any military or paramilitary organizations prior to enlisting with the group. Instead, he was a former gang member.



* GratuitousEnglish: In the Japanese version, he uses both the English version of his name and says "winds of destruction" in English amidst a speech that is otherwise refined Japanese.

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* GratuitousEnglish: In the Japanese version, he uses both the English version of his name and says "winds of destruction" in English amidst a speech that is otherwise refined Japanese. The fact that he's [[AllThereInTheManual fluent in Khmer, Chinese, and English]] may have something to do with it.



* [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Magneto Cyborg Ninja Mercenary]]

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* [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Magneto Cyborg Ninja Mercenary]]Mercenary]]: Monsoon is the only Cyborg Ninja in Desperado that implements actual Ninjutsu techniques, such as smoke bombs and sais as weapons.


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* TheCoatsAreOff: [[AvertedTrope Averted]], at no point does he take off his coat due to the fact that Monsoon is the only member of the Winds of Destruction to never be shown wearing some form of coat when not in battle. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] as wearing a coat would mitigate his [[DetachmentCombat combat style]].


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* SirSwearsalot: [[AvertedTrope Averted]], unlike most characters in ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'' he avoids using coarse language, even when losing his temper.
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* AchillesHeel: [[spoiler:Armstrong's nanomachines can only seem to respond to one high intensity attack in one area at a time- Raiden uses this during the last portion of their fight to stab Armstrong through his midsection by slashing him across his upper body, while Sam is able to use his gunsheath to cut off Armstrong's arm while the nanomachines are in his other arm.]]
* ActionPolitician: Being a Senator doesn't stop him from piloting a Metal Gear [[spoiler:or getting into personal combat with Raiden]].
* AdjustingYourGlasses: He does this while [[spoiler:Raiden is going [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Jotaro]] on him just to emphasize that he is doing whatever the ScratchDamage equivalent to ScratchDamage is.]]
* AffablyEvil: Between all his threats, he also polite and respectful to his opponents, even when he's winning. Particularly in the Jetstream DLC, [[spoiler:where he's gently smiling while completely schooling Sam in a fight]].

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* AchillesHeel: [[spoiler:Armstrong's Armstrong's nanomachines can only seem to respond to one high intensity attack in one area at a time- Raiden uses this during the last portion of their fight to stab Armstrong through his midsection by slashing him across his upper body, while Sam is able to use his gunsheath to cut off Armstrong's arm while the nanomachines are in his other arm.]]
arm.
* ActionPolitician: Being a Senator doesn't stop him from piloting a Metal Gear [[spoiler:or or getting into personal combat with Raiden]].
Raiden.
* AdjustingYourGlasses: He does this while [[spoiler:Raiden Raiden is going [[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Jotaro]] on him just to emphasize that he is doing whatever the ScratchDamage equivalent to ScratchDamage is.]]
is.
* AffablyEvil: Between all his threats, he also polite and respectful to his opponents, even when he's winning. Particularly in the Jetstream DLC, [[spoiler:where where he's gently smiling while completely schooling Sam in a fight]].fight.



* AmbiguousRobots: [[spoiler:Thanks to his nanomachines, Armstrong is a fusion of man and machine on the cellular level.]]
* AnArmAndALeg: In the ''Jetstream'' DLC, Sam manages to sever Armstrong's right arm, but [[spoiler:his body-hardening nanomachines keep the stump sharp, allowing him to sever Sam's own arm in return, as well as reattaching his.]]

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* AmbiguousRobots: [[spoiler:Thanks Thanks to his nanomachines, Armstrong is a fusion of man and machine on the cellular level.]]
level.
* AnArmAndALeg: In the ''Jetstream'' DLC, Sam manages to sever Armstrong's right arm, but [[spoiler:his his body-hardening nanomachines keep the stump sharp, allowing him to sever Sam's own arm in return, as well as reattaching his.]]



* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He's both the ultimate backer of Desperado, and [[spoiler:the most advanced and lethal combatant they have, using {{Nanomachines}} in his body to become [[NighInvulnerability nigh-invulnerable]].]]
* AwesomeButImpractical: [[spoiler:His nanomachines, they make him [[NighInvulnerability nigh-invulnerable]] and give him enough strength to make the ground explode with his fists, but require a huge amount of power to activate. He has to drain the remaining energy from the destroyed [[HumongousMecha Excelsus]] to fight against Raiden, and in the Jetstream DLC he destroys several helicopters and armored vehicles in order to hulk out.]]
* {{Badass}}: [[spoiler:[[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown Throws Raiden around like a ragdoll]] using his [[BareFistedMonk bare hands]] in a CurbStompBattle. Raiden, who can lift the several thousand tons-heavy Metal Gear Excelsus can't even put a dent in him.]]

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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: He's both the ultimate backer of Desperado, and [[spoiler:the the most advanced and lethal combatant they have, using {{Nanomachines}} in his body to become [[NighInvulnerability nigh-invulnerable]].]]
nigh-invulnerable]].
* AwesomeButImpractical: [[spoiler:His His nanomachines, they make him [[NighInvulnerability nigh-invulnerable]] and give him enough strength to make the ground explode with his fists, but require a huge amount of power to activate. He has to drain the remaining energy from the destroyed [[HumongousMecha Excelsus]] to fight against Raiden, and in the Jetstream DLC he destroys several helicopters and armored vehicles in order to hulk out.]]
out.
* {{Badass}}: [[spoiler:[[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown Throws Raiden around like a ragdoll]] using his [[BareFistedMonk bare hands]] in a CurbStompBattle. Raiden, who can lift the several thousand tons-heavy Metal Gear Excelsus can't even put a dent in him.]]



** BadassBoast: [[spoiler:The entire fight with him is riddled with these. Everything coming out of his mouth is this in spades. It's weird to hear that the man didn't write his own speeches. Then again, everything he says makes him sound crazy.]]
** BadassInANiceSuit: [[spoiler:Though he drops the jacket when he pilots Excelsus, and the shirt when he gets serious with Raiden.]]
** EmpoweredBadassNormal: He was athletic and strong enough to play pro-football straight out of college before becoming a Navy SEAL. [[spoiler:The nanomachines he uses bulk him up enormously, make him ''stronger than Raiden'', and nearly impossible to kill to boot.]]
** HiddenBadass: No one saw it coming that a Senator would be [[spoiler:one of the most powerful combatants in the ''Metal Gear'' universe to date.]]
* BareHandedBladeBlock: [[spoiler:Not only does he catch Raiden's HF blade in one hand, he ''snaps it in half''. He also does this if you get too trigger happy with Blade Mode on him.]]

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** BadassBoast: [[spoiler:The The entire fight with him is riddled with these. Everything coming out of his mouth is this in spades. It's weird to hear that the man didn't write his own speeches. Then again, everything he says makes him sound crazy.]]
crazy.
** BadassInANiceSuit: [[spoiler:Though Though he drops the jacket when he pilots Excelsus, and the shirt when he gets serious with Raiden.]]
Raiden.
** EmpoweredBadassNormal: He was athletic and strong enough to play pro-football straight out of college before becoming a Navy SEAL. [[spoiler:The The nanomachines he uses bulk him up enormously, make him ''stronger than Raiden'', and nearly impossible to kill to boot.]]
boot.
** HiddenBadass: No one saw it coming that a Senator would be [[spoiler:one one of the most powerful combatants in the ''Metal Gear'' universe to date.]]
date.
* BareHandedBladeBlock: [[spoiler:Not Not only does he catch Raiden's HF blade in one hand, he ''snaps it in half''. He also does this if you get too trigger happy with Blade Mode on him.]]



* BeatStillMyHeart: [[spoiler:Raiden kills him by ''ripping out his still beating heart '''and crushing it'''''.]]

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* BeatStillMyHeart: [[spoiler:Raiden Raiden kills him by ''ripping out his still beating heart '''and crushing it'''''.]]



* BodyHorror: [[spoiler:Has giant veins coming out of a massive scar on his chest from which his nanomachine armor expands. Even Raiden looks shocked when he first sees it. His arms also gets covered with burn marks and scratches from using his nanomachines to generate massive amounts of heat for his punches.]]

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* BodyHorror: [[spoiler:Has Has giant veins coming out of a massive scar on his chest from which his nanomachine armor expands. Even Raiden looks shocked when he first sees it. His arms also gets covered with burn marks and scratches from using his nanomachines to generate massive amounts of heat for his punches.]]



* CoveredWithScars: [[spoiler:Especially noticeable whenever he hulks up.]]
* CurbStompBattle:[[spoiler: The fight with him is initially this, Raiden manages to get some hits in, but Armstrong mostly shrugs them off and gives him the worst beating his ever endured, up until Blade Wolf gives Raiden the Murasama. Also, his fight with Sam in the Jetstream DLC. The whole fight he was just testing him, and when Sam attempts another go, Armstrong gets serious and beats his face, even losing a hand barely slows him down.]]

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* CoveredWithScars: [[spoiler:Especially Especially noticeable whenever he hulks up.]]
up.
* CurbStompBattle:[[spoiler: CurbStompBattle: The fight with him is initially this, Raiden manages to get some hits in, but Armstrong mostly shrugs them off and gives him the worst beating his ever endured, up until Blade Wolf gives Raiden the Murasama. Also, his fight with Sam in the Jetstream DLC. The whole fight he was just testing him, and when Sam attempts another go, Armstrong gets serious and beats his face, even losing a hand barely slows him down.]]



* DefeatingTheUndefeatable: [[spoiler:He recruited Sam, who had garnered a reputation as an untouchable swordsman by breaking him in both body and spirit.]]
* {{Determinator}}: [[spoiler:In the FinalBattle he gets buried under rubble repeatedly, and if the player gets the Quick-Time Events right, kicked with enough force you can hear his ribs crack, punched repeatedly in the midsection, backhanded and smashed in the face with the full force of Raiden's fist hard enough to make him fly back several feet, yet still gets back up to kick ass. In the final part of the fight Raiden '''jabs the Murasama right through his midriff and Armstrong still tries to overpower him one last time!''']]
** [[spoiler: The Jetstream DLC, Sam cuts his hand off, and he uses the sharp stump of his arm as a weapon.]]

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* DefeatingTheUndefeatable: [[spoiler:He He recruited Sam, who had garnered a reputation as an untouchable swordsman by breaking him in both body and spirit.]]
spirit.
* {{Determinator}}: [[spoiler:In In the FinalBattle he gets buried under rubble repeatedly, and if the player gets the Quick-Time Events right, kicked with enough force you can hear his ribs crack, punched repeatedly in the midsection, backhanded and smashed in the face with the full force of Raiden's fist hard enough to make him fly back several feet, yet still gets back up to kick ass. In the final part of the fight Raiden '''jabs the Murasama right through his midriff and Armstrong still tries to overpower him one last time!''']]
time!'''
** [[spoiler: The Jetstream DLC, Sam cuts his hand off, and he uses the sharp stump of his arm as a weapon.]]



* EvenEvilHasStandards: He´s disgusted by what the Patriot [=AIs=] did to the world, and [[spoiler:when he reveals his plans before the FinalBattle, he straight up says that his "Second War on Terror" is only out to kill extremists, madmen and the like.]] Of course, when he talks about his [[spoiler:"Second War On Terror" he is pretending to be a stereotypical CorruptPolitician and has just gotten through a speech on how easily manipulated the masses can be and profiting on war. So, it is likely he was referring to "extremists, madmen, etc." as labels that can be used to justify attacking other countries and starting war for profit. As he reveals after Raiden destroys Metal Gear Excelsus and fights him hand-to-hand, Armstrong actually despises war as a business and how the masses can be manipulated through government, labels, media, etc.; he is a CorruptPolitician, but he actually is also a WellIntentionedExtremist who wants to give freedom to America from control by corrupt government, media, etc. ... by creating a [[TheSocialDarwinist Social Darwinist]] "utopia".]]

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: He´s disgusted by what the Patriot [=AIs=] did to the world, and [[spoiler:when when he reveals his plans before the FinalBattle, he straight up says that his "Second War on Terror" is only out to kill extremists, madmen and the like.]] like. Of course, when he talks about his [[spoiler:"Second "Second War On Terror" he is pretending to be a stereotypical CorruptPolitician and has just gotten through a speech on how easily manipulated the masses can be and profiting on war. So, it is likely he was referring to "extremists, madmen, etc." as labels that can be used to justify attacking other countries and starting war for profit. As he reveals after Raiden destroys Metal Gear Excelsus and fights him hand-to-hand, Armstrong actually despises war as a business and how the masses can be manipulated through government, labels, media, etc.; he is a CorruptPolitician, but he actually is also a WellIntentionedExtremist who wants to give freedom to America from control by corrupt government, media, etc. ... by creating a [[TheSocialDarwinist Social Darwinist]] "utopia".]]



* ForeheadOfDoom: According to the character designer, while Armstrong's original design made him look more intelligent, his forehead and chin were later emphasized to be more fitting with his character. [[spoiler:Specifically, that of a man of action, not just words.]]
* GeniusBruiser: He is both a [[spoiler:nigh-invincible juggernaut]] and a University of Texas graduate who can easily pilot an extremely advanced Metal Gear.

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* ForeheadOfDoom: According to the character designer, while Armstrong's original design made him look more intelligent, his forehead and chin were later emphasized to be more fitting with his character. [[spoiler:Specifically, Specifically, that of a man of action, not just words.]]
words.
* GeniusBruiser: He is both a [[spoiler:nigh-invincible juggernaut]] nigh-invincible juggernaut and a University of Texas graduate who can easily pilot an extremely advanced Metal Gear.



* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:Dies happy knowing Raiden will keep trying to end war, even if unlike himself he won't try to create a [[TheSocialDarwinist Social-Darwinistic world]].]]
* GracefulLoser: [[spoiler:As he dies, he encourages Raiden to fight for what he believes in, thereby [[NotSoDifferent becoming the embodiment of his ideals]].]]
* HeadsIWinTailsYouLose: [[spoiler: The fight with him in "Jetstream". Despite apparently losing by the end of the fight with Sam, in the cutscene afterwards he gets back like nothing happened (and from the look of him compared to other bosses when defeated, very little did) and beats the tar of out him.]]
* HealingFactor: [[spoiler:He can heal himself in the middle of a fight, though it also leaves him vulnerable. He can also reattach severed limbs.]]

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* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:Dies Dies happy knowing Raiden will keep trying to end war, even if unlike himself he won't try to create a [[TheSocialDarwinist Social-Darwinistic world]].]]
world]].
* GracefulLoser: [[spoiler:As As he dies, he encourages Raiden to fight for what he believes in, thereby [[NotSoDifferent becoming the embodiment of his ideals]].]]
ideals]].
* HeadsIWinTailsYouLose: [[spoiler: The fight with him in "Jetstream". Despite apparently losing by the end of the fight with Sam, in the cutscene afterwards he gets back like nothing happened (and from the look of him compared to other bosses when defeated, very little did) and beats the tar of out him.]]
him.
* HealingFactor: [[spoiler:He He can heal himself in the middle of a fight, though it also leaves him vulnerable. He can also reattach severed limbs.]]



* HiddenDepths: ''Twice''. Like a good politician, he keeps his real motivations hidden very well. The first time you meet him, he gleefully admits to be a sort of neo-Patriot who's set on restarting the War Economy to maintain America's Superpower status. [[spoiler:When Raiden points out the hypocrisy of his speech and his "politician persona", Armstrong admits even ''that'' is just a pretense, and is actually filled with extreme loathing of the shallow, sensationalist, materialistic culture he earlier claimed to support, and is actually planning to ''destroy'' America and rebuild it as a Darwinist utopia.]]
* HulkingOut: [[spoiler:He uses a ''massive'' amount of electricity from either several helicopters or what´s left of Metal Gear Excelsus to activate his nanomachines. This causes him to temporarily bulk up to a huge degree.]]
* HumanHammerThrow: [[spoiler:In "Jetstream", he pulls off a Giant Swing on Sam near the end of the battle.]]
* ILetYouWin[=/=]HopelessBossFight: [[spoiler:It becomes apparent by the final part of the fight that if Armstrong had fought seriously from the start, Raiden wouldn't have stood the tiniest of chances.]]
* IKnowMaddenKombat: [[spoiler:Played college ball, ya know. Hence he likes to punt people around as if they were American-style footballs.]]
* IAmNotLeftHanded: [[spoiler:Raiden thought it was over when he destroyed Metal Gear Excelsus... then Armstrong activates his SuperMode. He was also holding back the first two rounds, only using his MagmaMan powers for the final round, once Raiden has a weapon capable of actually hurting him.]]
* ImprobableWeaponUser: In the Jetstream Sam campaign, he uses [[spoiler: a wound, of all things,]] as a weapon.
* InstantArmor: [[spoiler:His nanomachines harden in response to physical trauma, allowing him to casually shrug off just about everything Raiden throws at him.]]
* {{Irony}}: A lot of fans have pointed out that his plan [[spoiler:would essentially create the lawless Hell that is the world of ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', albeit one that isn't plagued by nuclear holocaust. The irony is that when powered up he looks and fights like Raoh, the very person in that world trying to bring about order and law.]]
** There's also his belief that individuals should be able pursue freedom and fight for what they believe in. [[spoiler:When Blade Wolf, an ideal example of the individual that Armstrong describes, challenges Armstrong's position, [[{{Hypocrite}} his response is to attack him and disregard what he says]].]]
*** [[spoiler:Of course, that also ties into what he said earlier. In his vision of a new America, if someone's views conflict with your own, you fight until one fighter's beliefs are rendered void. By punting Blade Wolf, he was trying to assert that his own views were superior to Wolf's.]]
* TheJuggernaut: [[spoiler:For the first two phases of his fight, Raiden can barely put a dent in him.]]
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler:A literal example. He punts Blade Wolf away after the latter gives Raiden the Murasama.]]
** [[spoiler:At the end of Jetstream Sam's DLC, he extends his hand to shake Sam's. That is to say, the one he just cut off.]]

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* HiddenDepths: ''Twice''. Like a good politician, he keeps his real motivations hidden very well. The first time you meet him, he gleefully admits to be a sort of neo-Patriot who's set on restarting the War Economy to maintain America's Superpower status. [[spoiler:When When Raiden points out the hypocrisy of his speech and his "politician persona", Armstrong admits even ''that'' is just a pretense, and is actually filled with extreme loathing of the shallow, sensationalist, materialistic culture he earlier claimed to support, and is actually planning to ''destroy'' America and rebuild it as a Darwinist utopia.]]
utopia.
* HulkingOut: [[spoiler:He He uses a ''massive'' amount of electricity from either several helicopters or what´s left of Metal Gear Excelsus to activate his nanomachines. This causes him to temporarily bulk up to a huge degree.]]
degree.
* HumanHammerThrow: [[spoiler:In In "Jetstream", he pulls off a Giant Swing on Sam near the end of the battle.]]
battle.
* ILetYouWin[=/=]HopelessBossFight: [[spoiler:It It becomes apparent by the final part of the fight that if Armstrong had fought seriously from the start, Raiden wouldn't have stood the tiniest of chances.]]
chances.
* IKnowMaddenKombat: [[spoiler:Played Played college ball, ya know. Hence he likes to punt people around as if they were American-style footballs.]]
footballs.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: [[spoiler:Raiden Raiden thought it was over when he destroyed Metal Gear Excelsus... then Armstrong activates his SuperMode. He was also holding back the first two rounds, only using his MagmaMan powers for the final round, once Raiden has a weapon capable of actually hurting him.]]
him.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: In the Jetstream Sam campaign, he uses [[spoiler: a wound, of all things,]] things, as a weapon.
* InstantArmor: [[spoiler:His His nanomachines harden in response to physical trauma, allowing him to casually shrug off just about everything Raiden throws at him.]]
him.
* {{Irony}}: A lot of fans have pointed out that his plan [[spoiler:would would essentially create the lawless Hell that is the world of ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', albeit one that isn't plagued by nuclear holocaust. The irony is that when powered up he looks and fights like Raoh, the very person in that world trying to bring about order and law.]]
law.
** There's also his belief that individuals should be able pursue freedom and fight for what they believe in. [[spoiler:When When Blade Wolf, an ideal example of the individual that Armstrong describes, challenges Armstrong's position, [[{{Hypocrite}} his response is to attack him and disregard what he says]].]]
says]].
*** [[spoiler:Of Of course, that also ties into what he said earlier. In his vision of a new America, if someone's views conflict with your own, you fight until one fighter's beliefs are rendered void. By punting Blade Wolf, he was trying to assert that his own views were superior to Wolf's.]]
Wolf's.
* TheJuggernaut: [[spoiler:For For the first two phases of his fight, Raiden can barely put a dent in him.]]
him.
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler:A A literal example. He punts Blade Wolf away after the latter gives Raiden the Murasama.]]
Murasama.
** [[spoiler:At At the end of Jetstream Sam's DLC, he extends his hand to shake Sam's. That is to say, the one he just cut off.]]



* LaughablyEvil: He spouts out some of the funniest lines a ''Metal Gear'' villain has delivered unironically. [[spoiler:And that isn't even getting into his over-the-top transformation poses.]]
* LightningBruiser: [[spoiler:He is both [[NighInvulnerability nigh-invulnerable]] and capable of flying across the final battlefield in a few seconds.]]
* MagmaMan: [[spoiler:Starts creating giant walls of lava with his [[GroundPound punches to the ground]]. He can even do this while on a ''helipad''.]]
** [[spoiler:He also has an attack where he creates smaller magma streams that ''chase you''. It's possible that he's focusing superheated Nanomachines into the ground to cause fiery explosions. [[WildMassGuessing Or something]].]]

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* LaughablyEvil: He spouts out some of the funniest lines a ''Metal Gear'' villain has delivered unironically. [[spoiler:And And that isn't even getting into his over-the-top transformation poses.]]
poses.
* LightningBruiser: [[spoiler:He He is both [[NighInvulnerability nigh-invulnerable]] and capable of flying across the final battlefield in a few seconds.]]
seconds.
* MagmaMan: [[spoiler:Starts Starts creating giant walls of lava with his [[GroundPound punches to the ground]]. He can even do this while on a ''helipad''.]]
''helipad''.
** [[spoiler:He He also has an attack where he creates smaller magma streams that ''chase you''. It's possible that he's focusing superheated Nanomachines into the ground to cause fiery explosions. [[WildMassGuessing Or something]].]]



* MeaningfulName: He has large, muscular arms. [[spoiler:And that's not even getting into when he uses his Nanomachines.]]

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* MeaningfulName: He has large, muscular arms. [[spoiler:And And that's not even getting into when he uses his Nanomachines.]]



* MotiveRant: Gives off one as he's pounding [[spoiler:Raiden]] into the dirt:
-->[[spoiler:"'I have a dream.' That one day every person in this nation will control their own destiny. A nation of the truly free, dammit. A nation of action, not words, ruled by strength, not committee! Where the law changes to suit the individual, not the other way around. Where power and justice are back where they belong: in the hands of the people! Where every man is free to think -- to act -- for himself! Fuck all these limp-dick lawyers and chickenshit bureaucrats. Fuck this 24-hour Internet spew of trivia and celebrity bullshit! '''Fuck American pride! Fuck the media!''' '''''FUCK ALL OF IT!''''' America is diseased. Rotten to the core. There's no saving it -- we need to pull it out by the roots. Wipe the slate clean. BURN IT DOWN! And from the ashes a new America will be born. Evolved, but untamed! The weak will be purged and the strongest will thrive -- free to live as they see fit, they'll make America '''great again'''! ... In my new America, people will die and kill for what they BELIEVE! Not for money. not for oil! Not for what they're told is right. Every man will be free to fight his own wars!"]]
* MyRulesAreNotYourRules: [[spoiler:Unlike every other boss in the game, Final Boss Armstrong has ''200%'' health.]]
* NighInvulnerability: [[spoiler:His body is filled with nanomachines that makes his body many times harder than the CNT Muscle Fiber that Raiden is made of the instant he's attacked.]]

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* MotiveRant: Gives off one as he's pounding [[spoiler:Raiden]] Raiden into the dirt:
-->[[spoiler:"'I -->"'I have a dream.' That one day every person in this nation will control their own destiny. A nation of the truly free, dammit. A nation of action, not words, ruled by strength, not committee! Where the law changes to suit the individual, not the other way around. Where power and justice are back where they belong: in the hands of the people! Where every man is free to think -- to act -- for himself! Fuck all these limp-dick lawyers and chickenshit bureaucrats. Fuck this 24-hour Internet spew of trivia and celebrity bullshit! '''Fuck American pride! Fuck the media!''' '''''FUCK ALL OF IT!''''' America is diseased. Rotten to the core. There's no saving it -- we need to pull it out by the roots. Wipe the slate clean. BURN IT DOWN! And from the ashes a new America will be born. Evolved, but untamed! The weak will be purged and the strongest will thrive -- free to live as they see fit, they'll make America '''great again'''! ... In my new America, people will die and kill for what they BELIEVE! Not for money. not for oil! Not for what they're told is right. Every man will be free to fight his own wars!"]]
wars!"
* MyRulesAreNotYourRules: [[spoiler:Unlike Unlike every other boss in the game, Final Boss Armstrong has ''200%'' health.]]
health.
* NighInvulnerability: [[spoiler:His His body is filled with nanomachines that makes his body many times harder than the CNT Muscle Fiber that Raiden is made of the instant he's attacked.]]



* NoSell: [[spoiler:He's special in that he is the only fight in the entire game that makes no attempt whatsoever to dodge any attack flung at him. He either catches, blocks, or straight up ignores it.]]
* NobleDemon: [[spoiler:Inverted. His means are evil, but his goal not necessarily so. It depends on how much stock you put into [[TheSocialDarwinist Social Darwinism]] and MightMakesRight. In any case, he seems to put a lot of emphasis on its freedom and claritive aspects, and genuinely believes he's making the world a better place [[KnightTemplar by whatever means necessary]].]]
** [[spoiler: A more straight example is his apparent full belief in DefeatMeansFriendship. While fighting Sam, he never gives up trying to recruit him, even while pounding his head into the concrete, even after Sam cuts off his arm, and always with that confident smile. When Raiden starts to look like he'll go the same route Sam did, Armstrong actually helps Raiden stand up and shakes his hand, and even gives him a ManHug... [[ISurrenderSuckers which opens him up to giving Raiden the perfect opening to attack.]]]]
* NonActionBigBad: [[spoiler: Averted.]]

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* NoSell: [[spoiler:He's He's special in that he is the only fight in the entire game that makes no attempt whatsoever to dodge any attack flung at him. He either catches, blocks, or straight up ignores it.]]
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* NobleDemon: [[spoiler:Inverted.Inverted. His means are evil, but his goal not necessarily so. It depends on how much stock you put into [[TheSocialDarwinist Social Darwinism]] and MightMakesRight. In any case, he seems to put a lot of emphasis on its freedom and claritive aspects, and genuinely believes he's making the world a better place [[KnightTemplar by whatever means necessary]].]]
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** [[spoiler: A more straight example is his apparent full belief in DefeatMeansFriendship. While fighting Sam, he never gives up trying to recruit him, even while pounding his head into the concrete, even after Sam cuts off his arm, and always with that confident smile. When Raiden starts to look like he'll go the same route Sam did, Armstrong actually helps Raiden stand up and shakes his hand, and even gives him a ManHug... [[ISurrenderSuckers which opens him up to giving Raiden the perfect opening to attack.]]]]
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* NonActionBigBad: [[spoiler: Averted.]]



** In a twisted sense, he sees himself as this to Solidus Snake given how he intends to free the US from the Patriots' lingering shadow [[spoiler:by remodeling it into a Darwinist utopia.]]

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** In a twisted sense, he sees himself as this to Solidus Snake given how he intends to free the US from the Patriots' lingering shadow [[spoiler:by by remodeling it into a Darwinist utopia.]]



* [[OurPresidentsAreDifferent Our Senators Are Different]]: [[spoiler:Of the "Action" variety. And by "Action", we do mean "''Action''."]]
* PatrioticFervor: Armstrong is an incredibly fervent patriot for America. Or rather a patriot [[spoiler:for an America he intends to remodel into a Darwinist utopia.]]
* {{Pride}}: [[spoiler: Arguably what leads to his defeat. Armstrong holds back on Raiden for the first two phases of the fight, thinking he can still convince him to join his side. By the time he decides to get serious and finish off his opponent, [[BigDamnHeroes Blade Wolf makes an appearance and grants Raiden the one weapon that can harm him.]] Nonetheless, though defeated, [[GracefulLoser he dies happy]], knowing that in Raiden he has "a worthy succesor", [[ImplacableMan who like him]], will fight for his ideals no matter what.]]

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* [[OurPresidentsAreDifferent Our Senators Are Different]]: [[spoiler:Of Of the "Action" variety. And by "Action", we do mean "''Action''."]]
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* PatrioticFervor: Armstrong is an incredibly fervent patriot for America. Or rather a patriot [[spoiler:for for an America he intends to remodel into a Darwinist utopia.]]
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* {{Pride}}: [[spoiler: Arguably what leads to his defeat. Armstrong holds back on Raiden for the first two phases of the fight, thinking he can still convince him to join his side. By the time he decides to get serious and finish off his opponent, [[BigDamnHeroes Blade Wolf makes an appearance and grants Raiden the one weapon that can harm him.]] Nonetheless, though defeated, [[GracefulLoser he dies happy]], knowing that in Raiden he has "a worthy succesor", [[ImplacableMan who like him]], will fight for his ideals no matter what.]]



* RatedMForManly: A mega-buff former football player-turned Navy SEAL turned senator who [[spoiler:[[HulkingOut Hulks Out]] with ridiculous charges of electricity to become stronger than Raiden and able to create giant pillars of fire and lava with his punches.]]

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* RatedMForManly: A mega-buff former football player-turned Navy SEAL turned senator who [[spoiler:[[HulkingOut [[HulkingOut Hulks Out]] with ridiculous charges of electricity to become stronger than Raiden and able to create giant pillars of fire and lava with his punches.]]



* RuleOfSymbolism: [[spoiler:When claiming to be acting in the interests of the War Economy, you fight him as he pilots the multi-billion dollar Metal Gear Excelsus. When you pull him out of that "shell", he reveals his [[TheSocialDarwinist Social Darwinist]] agenda and proceeds to beat you down with his sheer strength.]]
** [[spoiler:Raiden fighting for his belief system's right to thrive over Armstrong's Social Darwinist ideals is reminiscent of a Presidential debate. Fittingly, Armstrong intends to be President in the year 2020, so Raiden is his first great debate opponent in the way of his Presidency; if he wins here, then he's already symbolically guaranteed his right to the future of America. Raiden's eventual victory over Armstrong symbolically has placed him as the leader of the new America, where his ideals will now be glorified instead. If you wanted to be more blatant about it, you could apply the business suit costume to Raiden during gameplay.]]
** [[spoiler:On another level, Raiden fighting against Armstrong is symbolic of the struggle between the weak and the strong who prey on them. Raiden is symbolic of the citizens of America who for too long have been manipulated by politically powerful and wealthy men who dominate the way they live their lives, and Armstrong is symbolic of those crooked politicians. Raiden is symbolically representing every citizen who ever wanted to punch the politicians they hated in the face, and "fight the power" as the saying goes.]]
** [[spoiler:When Raiden finally deals the finishing blow, he does it by [[AndShowItToYou ripping out Armstrong's heart]] and crushing it in his fist--''Zandatsu'', which is Raiden absorbing what he requires to fight from his enemies--ergo, Raiden took into himself Armstrong's ideals as he killed him, which would fuel him for his future struggles, as implied by Raiden's words and actions during TheStinger.]]
** [[spoiler:Finally, as Armstrong lays dying, he gently claims that [[NotSoDifferent he and Raiden are kindred spirits deep down.]] His corpse's position, Raiden standing over it, the sun behind him and the camera's angle make it seem like [[ShadowArchetype Armstrong is the shadow cast by Raiden's figure.]]]]
* SelectiveMagnetism: [[spoiler:In the "Jetstream" DLC, he demonstrates Monsoon's ability to levitate vehicles and toss them at his enemy. Possibly because he doesn't have any Excellus wreckage to throw at Sam.]]
* ShadowArchetype: During the scene mentioned under GracefulLoser, he points out that he and Raiden aren't that different from each other. To make it even more blatant, after the whole thing is over, [[spoiler:the final shot of Raiden standing over his corpse is laid out so that it looks as if Raiden's shadow cast by the sun behind him was Armstrong himself.]]

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* RuleOfSymbolism: [[spoiler:When When claiming to be acting in the interests of the War Economy, you fight him as he pilots the multi-billion dollar Metal Gear Excelsus. When you pull him out of that "shell", he reveals his [[TheSocialDarwinist Social Darwinist]] agenda and proceeds to beat you down with his sheer strength.]]
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** [[spoiler:Raiden Raiden fighting for his belief system's right to thrive over Armstrong's Social Darwinist ideals is reminiscent of a Presidential debate. Fittingly, Armstrong intends to be President in the year 2020, so Raiden is his first great debate opponent in the way of his Presidency; if he wins here, then he's already symbolically guaranteed his right to the future of America. Raiden's eventual victory over Armstrong symbolically has placed him as the leader of the new America, where his ideals will now be glorified instead. If you wanted to be more blatant about it, you could apply the business suit costume to Raiden during gameplay.]]
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** [[spoiler:On On another level, Raiden fighting against Armstrong is symbolic of the struggle between the weak and the strong who prey on them. Raiden is symbolic of the citizens of America who for too long have been manipulated by politically powerful and wealthy men who dominate the way they live their lives, and Armstrong is symbolic of those crooked politicians. Raiden is symbolically representing every citizen who ever wanted to punch the politicians they hated in the face, and "fight the power" as the saying goes.]]

** [[spoiler:When When Raiden finally deals the finishing blow, he does it by [[AndShowItToYou ripping out Armstrong's heart]] and crushing it in his fist--''Zandatsu'', which is Raiden absorbing what he requires to fight from his enemies--ergo, Raiden took into himself Armstrong's ideals as he killed him, which would fuel him for his future struggles, as implied by Raiden's words and actions during TheStinger.]]
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** [[spoiler:Finally, Finally, as Armstrong lays dying, he gently claims that [[NotSoDifferent he and Raiden are kindred spirits deep down.]] His corpse's position, Raiden standing over it, the sun behind him and the camera's angle make it seem like [[ShadowArchetype Armstrong is the shadow cast by Raiden's figure.]]]]
* SelectiveMagnetism: [[spoiler:In the "Jetstream" DLC, he demonstrates Monsoon's ability to levitate vehicles and toss them at his enemy. Possibly because he doesn't have any Excellus wreckage to throw at Sam.
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* SelectiveMagnetism: In the "Jetstream" DLC, he demonstrates Monsoon's ability to levitate vehicles and toss them at his enemy. Possibly because he doesn't have any Excellus wreckage to throw at Sam.
* ShadowArchetype: During the scene mentioned under GracefulLoser, he points out that he and Raiden aren't that different from each other. To make it even more blatant, after the whole thing is over, [[spoiler:the the final shot of Raiden standing over his corpse is laid out so that it looks as if Raiden's shadow cast by the sun behind him was Armstrong himself.]]



* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler: Raiden certainty wasn't expecting the backer of Desperado to waiting for him in Pakistan with a giant robot and nano-machine enhancements that made him even stronger than his cyborg subordinates.]]
* StartXToStopX: [[spoiler:He himself admits that he's using war as a business to get elected so he can ''end'' war as a business]].

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* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler: Raiden certainty wasn't expecting the backer of Desperado to waiting for him in Pakistan with a giant robot and nano-machine enhancements that made him even stronger than his cyborg subordinates.]]
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* StartXToStopX: [[spoiler:He He himself admits that he's using war as a business to get elected so he can ''end'' war as a business]].business.



* SuperStrength: [[spoiler:Strong enough to make the entire Metal Gear Excelsus explode with a single punch.]]
* SuperMode: [[spoiler:In the Jetstream Sam DLC, he TurnsRed at low enough health. [[SchmuckBait Try taunting him in this part of the fight, see where it gets you]].]]

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* SuperStrength: [[spoiler:Strong Strong enough to make the entire Metal Gear Excelsus explode with a single punch.]]
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* SuperMode: [[spoiler:In In the Jetstream Sam DLC, he TurnsRed at low enough health. [[SchmuckBait Try taunting him in this part of the fight, see where it gets you]].]]



* TakeUpMySword: [[spoiler:Upon his death, he tells Raiden he considers Raiden his successor, and Raiden should do what he thinks is right, regardless of what anyone else thinks.]]

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* TakeUpMySword: [[spoiler:Upon Upon his death, he tells Raiden he considers Raiden his successor, and Raiden should do what he thinks is right, regardless of what anyone else thinks.]]



* VillainousFriendship: Seems to be on very good terms with [[QuirkyMinibossSquad The Winds of Destruction]]. Has a Type III relationship with Mistral, a Type IV relationship with Monsoon, and while he doesn't interact with Sundowner in-game, he trusts him with control of [[PrivateMilitaryContractors Desperado]].
* VillainHasAPoint: [[spoiler: Raiden admits he's right regarding people being forced to fight in wars they don't believe in and for causes they don't understand, judging by him echoing his words in TheStinger.]]

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* VillainousFriendship: Seems to be on very good terms with [[QuirkyMinibossSquad The Winds of Destruction]]. Has a Type III relationship with Mistral, a Type IV relationship with Monsoon, and while he doesn't interact with Sundowner in-game, he trusts him with control of [[PrivateMilitaryContractors Desperado]].
Desperado]]. But not with Samuel as he regards him as a "pain in his ass" and it's unknown how he feels about Khamsin.
* VillainHasAPoint: [[spoiler: Raiden admits he's right regarding people being forced to fight in wars they don't believe in and for causes they don't understand, judging by him echoing his words in TheStinger.]]



* WellIntentionedExtremist: He really does want to make America great again and give the people true freedom. However, he plans to do this by [[spoiler:creating hundreds of child soldiers, starting a war with Pakistan on false pretenses, and then burning the US government to the ground once he's in control of it.]]

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: He really does want to make America great again and give the people true freedom. However, he plans to do this by [[spoiler:creating creating hundreds of child soldiers, starting a war with Pakistan on false pretenses, and then burning the US government to the ground once he's in control of it.]]



* WorldsStrongestMan: [[spoiler:When he's hulked out, he's the single strongest character in the entire ''Franchise/MetalGear'' universe. He's also the strongest combatant of the most powerful PMC in the world.]]

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* WorldsStrongestMan: [[spoiler:When When he's hulked out, he's the single strongest character in the entire ''Franchise/MetalGear'' universe. He's also the strongest combatant of the most powerful PMC in the world.]]



* XanatosSpeedChess: Implied. [[spoiler: It's not stated how [[EvilPlan Operation Tecumseh]] was supposed to work, but whatever the plan was, he managed to manipulate Raiden's involvement to make it work.]]

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* XanatosSpeedChess: Implied. [[spoiler: It's not stated how [[EvilPlan Operation Tecumseh]] was supposed to work, but whatever the plan was, he managed to manipulate Raiden's involvement to make it work.]]
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* HeroicWannabe: Wants to be a soldier of justice and freedom, but is too crazed to see he's not doing anything of the sort by joining up with Desperado.
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* CombatPragmatist: During his boss fight, he makes a point of calling in for back-up when the battle swings in Raiden's favor.
-->'''[=LQ-84i=]''': A savvy warrior uses all of his tools.
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* ActionPolitician: Being a Senator doesn't stop him from piloting a Metal Gear [[spoiler:or getting into personal combat with Raiden]].
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* StartXToStopX: [[spoiler:He himself admits that he's using war as a business to get elected so he can ''end'' war as a business]].
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* BlondesAreEvil: Subverted; though he is by all means a jerk (relatively speaking), Khamsin is one of the more moral members of the Winds of Destruction and fights for an ideal, albeit an ideal he may follow blindly.
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* FragileSpeedster: He has the lowest amount of health amongst all the bosses (except perhaps Sundowner after his shield has been destroyed), meaning a few good hits are enough to take him down. Naturally, the way Sam likes to move around makes it extremely difficult for the player to actually ''land'' any hits on him, especially in the later phases of his fight.
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