History Characters / MetalGearSolid

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* DevouredByTheHorde: [[spoiler: After he is defeated, Raven allowed himself to be devoured by his ravens]].
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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Gets a lot of things wrong about genetics during his MotiveRant, though at least some of this might be because he just needs to explain it better. Also in ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty Metal Gear Solid 2]]'', it is revealed by Emma Emmerich that [[spoiler:the Patriots have spread much false information throughout society, including on biology. Considering that Liquid's childhood was highly influenced by the Patriots, he probably was outright lied to about biology.]] Given a certain revelation in ''Phantom Pain'' (namely, [[spoiler:he actually ''did'' fail biology as a subject in school]]), it's also probable he's just wrong on the particulars. It should also be noted that this whole mess is [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness never mentioned]] in any other games- every time LET is discussed, no mention is made of this Recessive/Dominant nonsense.

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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Gets a lot of things wrong about genetics during his MotiveRant, though at least some of this might be because he just needs to explain it better. Also in ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty Metal Gear Solid 2]]'', it is revealed by Emma Emmerich that [[spoiler:the Patriots have spread much false information throughout society, including on biology. Considering that Liquid's childhood was highly influenced by the Patriots, he probably was outright lied to about biology.]] Given a certain revelation in ''Phantom Pain'' (namely, [[spoiler:he actually ''did'' fail biology as a subject in school]]), it's also probable he's just wrong on the particulars. It should also be noted that this whole mess is [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness never mentioned]] in any other games- games -- every time LET is discussed, no mention is made of this the Recessive/Dominant nonsense.



* BreakTheCutie: See WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds

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* BreakTheCutie: See WoobieDestroyerOfWorldsWoobieDestroyerOfWorlds.



* CallingTheOldManOut: Hates Big Boss because he thinks he knowingly made him the inferior one during the ''Les Enfants Terribles'' project, and he implies that one of the main reasons for wanting to continue Big Boss's dream of a world of conflict is so he would further tarnish Big Boss's reputation ("Now I'll finish the work that father began. I will surpass him...I will destroy him!")

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* CallingTheOldManOut: Hates Big Boss because he thinks he knowingly made him the inferior one during the ''Les Enfants Terribles'' project, and he implies that one of the main reasons for wanting to continue Big Boss's dream of a world of conflict is so he would further tarnish eclipse Big Boss's reputation reputation. ("Now I'll finish the work that father began. I will surpass him...I will destroy him!")



* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Despite ostensibly being a completely normal human being (Being a clone notwithstanding), he takes an absurd amount of punishment and demonstrates amazing feats of acrobatics- not to mention being completely unfazed by the Alaskan cold while [[WalkingShirtlessScene shirtless]].

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* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Despite ostensibly being a completely normal human being (Being a clone (clone notwithstanding), he takes an absurd amount of punishment and demonstrates amazing feats of acrobatics- acrobatics -- not to mention being completely unfazed by the Alaskan cold while [[WalkingShirtlessScene shirtless]].



* ChildSoldier: He was raised within the British military, and assuming what the ''Official Missions Handbook'' stated about him is canon, he may have done some mercenary work as early as age 13. [[spoiler:''The Phantom Pain'' reveals he was one, as the commander of a group of child soldiers while he was in Africa in 1984.]]
* CunningLinguist: He knows eight languages ; which ones are not stated but one can assume Arabic is among them due to his work in the Middle East. [[spoiler: ''The Phantom Pain'' shows he knows Kikongo and maybe Afrikaans.]]

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* ChildSoldier: He was raised within the British military, and assuming what the ''Official Missions Handbook'' stated about him is canon, he may have done some mercenary work as early as age 13. [[spoiler:''The Phantom Pain'' reveals he was one, as the commander of a group of child soldiers while he was in Africa in 1984.]]
* CunningLinguist: He knows eight languages ; languages; which ones are not stated but one can assume Arabic is among them due to his work in the Middle East. [[spoiler: ''The Phantom Pain'' shows he knows Kikongo and maybe Afrikaans.]]



* DisneyVillainDeath: Averted. At one point when fighting Snake, he fights him on top of the ruined Metal Gear REX mech, a mech that is over ten meters and to which he claimed that the fall would kill even Snake. Despite being knocked off the mech, he still manages to survive and drive a Jeep, chasing Snake.
* EngineeredPublicConfession: Subverted in Nastasha Romanenko's novel. He (and presumably the other terrorists) actually knew all along that they had planted a radio bug on Snake and was recording everything he and his soldiers were stating, and his Codec calls, but allowed for it to happen anyways.

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* DisneyVillainDeath: Averted. At one point when fighting Snake, point, he fights him Snake on top of the ruined Metal Gear REX mech, a mech that is over ten meters and to fall from which he claimed that the fall would kill even Snake. Despite being knocked off the mech, taking that fall himself, he still ''still'' manages to survive drag himself to a Jeep and drive a Jeep, chasing Snake.
pursue Snake all the way out of the base.
* EngineeredPublicConfession: Subverted in Nastasha Romanenko's novel. He (and presumably the other terrorists) actually knew all along that they had planted a radio bug on Snake and was wearing a wire recording everything he and his soldiers were stating, and Snake said or heard, including his Codec calls, but allowed for it to happen anyways.did not care.



* EvilBrunetteTwin: Inverted. He is the evil twin, but he is blond, while his good twin has brown hair.
* EvilCounterpart: Although he was the definite antagonist in the game, it was also implied to be inverted, as Psycho Mantis remarked that Snake was actually worse than Liquid in his dying speech.
** If one looks at them without just following Solid Snake, he is. Solid was sent by the Patriots to take Liquid's rebellion down as Liquid was a threat to their global domination. Liquid started the rebellion to throw off the shackles of the Patriots, one up and surpass his father, and provide a world where his soldiers would be needed and respected. He even included Big Boss's corpse as part of his ransom demands in order to cure his genetically modified soldiers of their genetic flaws before it killed them. While Liquid is diffidently the more insane of the two, he at least knew what he was fighting for. Solid Snake just fought because he loved to fight.
* EvilIsHammy: He spends two quarters of the final battle talking to Solid Snake about their past.

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* EvilBrunetteTwin: Inverted. He is the evil twin, but he is he's blond, while his good twin has brown hair.
* EvilCounterpart: Although he was he's the definite antagonist in the game, it was also implied to game's obvious antagonist, he could be inverted, as Psycho Mantis remarked that Snake was actually worse than perceived either way. Liquid in his dying speech.
** If one looks at them without just following Solid Snake,
might be unstable, but he is. Solid was sent by the Patriots to take Liquid's rebellion down as Liquid was has a threat to their global domination. Liquid started the rebellion to throw off the shackles of the Patriots, one up plan and surpass his father, and provide a world where his soldiers would be needed and respected. He even included Big Boss's corpse as part of his ransom demands in order to cure his genetically modified soldiers of their genetic flaws before it killed them. While Liquid is diffidently the more insane of the two, he at least knew knows what he was fighting fights for. Solid Snake goes into battle just fought because he loved likes killing, and Mantis insinuates that his attempts to fight.
mask this desire with virtue make him as bad or worse than his brother.
* EvilIsHammy: He spends two quarters of the final battle talking (and a non-trivial chunk of the deadly time limit ''he knows about'') ranting to Solid Snake about their past.



* HumanoidAbomination: Strongly implied to be such by Vulcan Raven:
-->'''Vulcan Raven:''' You are a snake which was not created by Nature. You and the Boss... you are from another world... a world that I do not wish to know.



* LightIsNotGood: Liquid referred to himself and Snake as "the brother of light" and "the brother of dark"- while he never specifies who is who, Liquid is a blonde, well-spoken, fit-looking and clean-shaven man- a clear contrast to his dark haired, growling brother usually wearing a dark sneaking suit.

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* LightIsNotGood: Liquid referred to himself and Snake as "the brother of light" and "the brother of dark"- dark" -- while he never specifies who is who, Liquid is a blonde, blond, well-spoken, fit-looking and clean-shaven man- -- a clear contrast to his dark haired, growling brother usually wearing a dark sneaking suit.



* MrFanservice: He's a well-muscled [[ForeignFanservice Englishman]] with long, flowing blonde hair walking around shirtless for nearly the entire game.

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* MrFanservice: He's a well-muscled [[ForeignFanservice Englishman]] with long, flowing blonde blond hair walking around shirtless for nearly the entire game.



* RasputinianDeath: He survived having his Hind D shot down by Snake, being hit with multiple Stinger missiles, being caught directly within the explosion of Metal Gear REX, surviving a four story fall from Metal Gear REX, was hit with several bullets by a turreted machine gun onboard a Jeep, was caught within a Jeep crash, and he was still ticking up until he succumbed to FOXDIE. Even then, with the last one, he lasted longer against it in the remake, initially collapsing out of agony, but then attempting to grab Snake twice before staring him down and finally passing away, in what was about a few minutes. Only his father and Vamp surpassed him.

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* RasputinianDeath: He survived having his Hind D shot down by Snake, being hit with multiple Stinger missiles, being caught directly within the explosion of Metal Gear REX, surviving a four story four-story fall from Metal Gear REX, was hit getting riddled with several bullets by a turreted machine gun onboard a Jeep, was caught within gun, a Jeep crash, and he was still ticking up until he succumbed to FOXDIE. Even then, with In the last one, remake he lasted longer against it in the remake, lasts ''even longer'', initially collapsing out of agony, agony but then attempting to grab Snake twice before staring him down and finally passing away, in what was about giving up the ghost over a few minutes.minute beyond the point his heart had ostensibly failed. Only his father and Vamp surpassed him.



* SelfMadeOrphan: Kind of. Although he never actually killed Big Boss, nor [[spoiler:was Big Boss actually dead to begin with]], Liquid made it very clear in his MotiveRant that he certainly would have murdered Big Boss himself had Snake not done so already, and in fact hated Snake partially because Snake "stole that chance."

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* SelfMadeOrphan: Kind of. Although he never actually killed Big Boss, nor [[spoiler:was Big Boss actually dead to begin with]], Liquid made it very clear in his MotiveRant that he certainly would have murdered Big Boss himself had Snake not done so already, so, and in fact hated Snake partially because Snake "stole that chance."



* SmugSnake: In addition to being a LargeHam, he comes across as arrogant and borderline insufferable to those not part of FOXHOUND. [[spoiler:Even as a ChildSoldier in ''The Phantom Pain'' as Eli, he shows signs of this.]]
* SocialDarwinist: He believes that peoples' genes are all that matter in regards to fate or their future. Ironically, this actually has little to do with his actual plot (it was closer to a WarriorHeaven).

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* SmugSnake: In addition to being a LargeHam, he comes across as arrogant and borderline insufferable to those not part of FOXHOUND. [[spoiler:Even as a ChildSoldier in ''The Phantom Pain'' as Eli, he shows signs of this.he's a sneering little brat.]]
* SocialDarwinist: He believes that peoples' people's genes are all that matter in regards to fate or their future. Ironically, this actually has little to do with his actual plot (it was closer to a WarriorHeaven).



* StrawNihilist: Liquid figures that he might as well do what his genes tell him, since otherwise, he's nothing. Justified, in that there's little else he ever had other than war, being created for the purpose of it.
* TragicVillain: He's got a tragic past, and has been manipulated his whole life- his actions aren't born out of pure malice so much as a need to lash out at a world that's been relentlessly cruel to him.

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* StrawNihilist: Liquid figures that he might as well do what his genes tell him, since otherwise, he's nothing. Justified, in that there's little else he's known beyond war -- he ever had other than war, being created for the purpose of it.
was purpose-built to fight.
* TragicVillain: He's got a tragic past, and has been manipulated his whole life- life -- his actions aren't born out of pure malice so much as a need the desire to lash out at a world that's been relentlessly cruel to him.



* WellDoneSonGuy: A completely unintentional example on the part of the parental figure- Big Boss had no idea about him until after he was born, and even then never saw him as a son. Liquid's hate for him was born out of a mistaken belief that Big Boss chose for him to get the "inferior genes", whatever that means.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He thinks what he's doing is for the good of soldiers everywhere- his idea to bring back Outer Heaven will make them a "valued commodity" again.
* WhatTheHellHero: He calls Snake out for enjoying the killing (Whether he's right or not is left ambiguous, though Snake is clearly disturbed at the accusation).
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: The ''Metal Gear Solid 4'' novelization, along with the ''Official Missions Handbook'' expands a lot on Liquid's background: He basically was sent into Iraq before the advent of the Iraq War, for the sake of Britain as a sleeper agent to organize various insurgencies in Iraq, and also located several things thanks to connections he made with insurgents against Saddam Hussein's government. However, just as he was to act on destroying the SCUD missile launchers (at least 4 were destroyed by this time), he ended up captured by Iraqi paratroopers belonging to al-Amn al-'Amm secret police, with the strong implication that the SIS sold him out for a more valuable source of information from within Hussein's inner circle, leaving him to be heavily tortured and brainwashed, which evidentially led to his HumansAreBastards viewpoint in the first game. Just when he was getting his act together by the time he started leading FOXHOUND, Ocelot ''had'' to reveal to him that he was a LET clone, causing him to sink real low in anger and self-loathing and transform him into the character we see from ''Metal Gear Solid'' onward. Honestly, who can blame him for the stuff he pulled after knowing that?

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* WellDoneSonGuy: A completely unintentional example on the part of the parental figure- figure -- Big Boss had no idea about him until after he was born, and even then never saw him as a son. Liquid's hate for him was born out of a mistaken belief that Big Boss chose for him to get the "inferior genes", whatever that means.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He thinks what he's doing is for the good of soldiers everywhere- everywhere -- his idea to bring back Outer Heaven will make them a "valued commodity" again.
* WhatTheHellHero: He calls Snake out for enjoying the killing (Whether (whether he's right or not is left ambiguous, though Snake is clearly disturbed at the accusation).
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: The ''Metal Gear Solid 4'' novelization, along with novelization and the ''Official Missions Handbook'' expands a lot on Liquid's background: He basically was sent into Iraq before the advent of the Iraq War, for the sake of Britain War as a British sleeper agent to organize various insurgencies in Iraq, and also located several things thanks to connections he made with insurgents against Saddam Hussein's government. However, just as he was to act on destroying the SCUD missile launchers (at least 4 were destroyed by this time), he ended up captured by Iraqi paratroopers belonging to al-Amn al-'Amm secret police, with the strong implication that the SIS sold him out for a more valuable source of information from within Hussein's inner circle, leaving him to be heavily tortured and brainwashed, which evidentially led to his HumansAreBastards viewpoint in the first game. Just when he was getting his act together by the time he started leading to lead FOXHOUND, Ocelot ''had'' to reveal to him that he was a an LET clone, causing him to sink real low in anger into rage and self-loathing and transform him into the character we see from ''Metal Gear Solid'' onward. Honestly, who can blame him for the stuff he pulled after knowing that?
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* ButNotTooForeign: His father is Russian and his mom is American. [[MilitaryBrat Both are soldiers]], and he was born [[spoiler:while his mother stormed the beaches of [[WorldWarTwo Normandy]] (so technically, he is either German or French).]]

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* ButNotTooForeign: His father is Russian and his mom is American. [[MilitaryBrat Both are soldiers]], and he was born [[spoiler:while his mother stormed the beaches of [[WorldWarTwo [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Normandy]] (so technically, he is either German or French).]]
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* BigBad: The leader of the rogue Foxhound Unit whose takeover of Shadow Moses island sets off the events of ''Metal Gear Solid'', it's him and his EvilPlan which Snake must defeat in order to save the world.

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* BigBad: Of ''Metal Gear Solid''. The leader of the rogue Foxhound Unit whose takeover of Shadow Moses island sets off the events of ''Metal Gear Solid'', it's him and his EvilPlan which Snake must defeat in order to save the world.
4th Jun '17 1:16:27 PM RemiV
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** If one looks at them without just following Solid Snake, he is. Solid was sent by the Patriots to take Liquid's rebellion down as Liquid was a threat to their global domination. Liquid started the rebellion to throw off the shackles of the Patriots, one up and surpass his father, and provide a world where his soldiers would be needed and respected. He even included Big Boss's corpse as part of his ransom demands in order to cure his genetically modified soldiers of their genetic flaws before it killed them. While Liquid is diffidently the more insane of the two, he at least knew what he was fighting for. Solid Snake just fought because he loved to fight.
4th Jun '17 11:45:43 AM RemiV
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** End result: spoiler: REX manages to defeat and destroy RAY mere moments before its own aging systems finally failed. Had REX been at 100% capacity during the fight, it would have likely wiped the floor with RAY]]

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** End result: spoiler: [[spoiler: REX manages to defeat and destroy RAY mere moments before its own aging systems finally failed. Had REX been at 100% capacity during the fight, it would have likely wiped the floor with RAY]]
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* UpgradeVsPrototypeFight: [[spoiler:The ultimate fan wanted showdown of Metal Gear REX vs Metal Gear RAY. REX being the prototype and RAY being the upgrade. REX suffered heavy damage years ago in the Shadow Moses Incident, has had its primary weapon (its railgun) removed, and had laid in the ruins of Shadow Moses untended for years; but it has been repaired to functionality by Octacon, has been granted far more processing power via cloud connection, and has a secret combat subroutine activated this time around. Meanwhile, RAY was made to destroy other Metal Gears and is fairly fresh off the factory floor, but the Metal Gears it was designed to fight were cheap knockoffs and far weaker than the real deal.
** End result: REX manages to defeat and destroy RAY mere moments before its own aging systems finally failed. Had REX been at 100% capacity during the fight, it would have likely wiped the floor with RAY]]

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* UpgradeVsPrototypeFight: [[spoiler:The ultimate fan wanted showdown of Metal Gear REX vs Metal Gear RAY. REX being the prototype and RAY being the upgrade. REX suffered heavy damage years ago in the Shadow Moses Incident, has had its primary weapon (its railgun) removed, and had laid in the ruins of Shadow Moses untended for years; but it has been repaired to functionality by Octacon, has been granted far more processing power via cloud connection, and has a secret combat subroutine activated this time around. Meanwhile, RAY was made to destroy other Metal Gears and is fairly fresh off the factory floor, but the Metal Gears it was designed to fight were cheap knockoffs and far weaker than the real deal.
deal.]]
** End result: spoiler: REX manages to defeat and destroy RAY mere moments before its own aging systems finally failed. Had REX been at 100% capacity during the fight, it would have likely wiped the floor with RAY]]
4th Jun '17 11:43:47 AM RemiV
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* UpgradeVePrototypeFight: [[spoiler: The ultimate fan wanted showdown of Metal Gear REX vs Metal Gear RAY. REX being the prototype and RAY being the upgrade. REX suffered heavy damage years ago in the Shadow Moses Incident, has had its primary weapon (its railgun) removed, and had laid in the ruins of Shadow Moses untended for years; but it has been repaired to functionality by Octacon, is been granted far more processing power via cloud connection, and has a secret combat subroutine activated this time around. Meanwhile, RAY was made to destroy other Metal Gears and is fairly fresh off the factory floor, but the Metal Gears it was designed to fight were cheap knockoffs and far weaker than the real deal.

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* UpgradeVePrototypeFight: [[spoiler: The UpgradeVsPrototypeFight: [[spoiler:The ultimate fan wanted showdown of Metal Gear REX vs Metal Gear RAY. REX being the prototype and RAY being the upgrade. REX suffered heavy damage years ago in the Shadow Moses Incident, has had its primary weapon (its railgun) removed, and had laid in the ruins of Shadow Moses untended for years; but it has been repaired to functionality by Octacon, is has been granted far more processing power via cloud connection, and has a secret combat subroutine activated this time around. Meanwhile, RAY was made to destroy other Metal Gears and is fairly fresh off the factory floor, but the Metal Gears it was designed to fight were cheap knockoffs and far weaker than the real deal.
4th Jun '17 11:42:32 AM RemiV
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* TheCameo: [[spoiler:Appears towards the end of ''Metal Gear Solid 4'', this time piloted by Snake.]]

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* TheCameo: [[spoiler:Appears PutOnABus: After being destroyed at Shadow Moses, it was left forgotten within its ruins and no one was able to recreate it using what data was gathered from its test.
** [[spoiler: TheBusCameBack: Appears
towards the end of ''Metal Gear Solid 4'', this time piloted by Snake.when Solid Snake finds it in the ruins of Shadow Moses and pilots it to escape the re-destruction of the facility and to battle Liquid Ocelot's Metal Gear RAY.]]


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* UpgradeVePrototypeFight: [[spoiler: The ultimate fan wanted showdown of Metal Gear REX vs Metal Gear RAY. REX being the prototype and RAY being the upgrade. REX suffered heavy damage years ago in the Shadow Moses Incident, has had its primary weapon (its railgun) removed, and had laid in the ruins of Shadow Moses untended for years; but it has been repaired to functionality by Octacon, is been granted far more processing power via cloud connection, and has a secret combat subroutine activated this time around. Meanwhile, RAY was made to destroy other Metal Gears and is fairly fresh off the factory floor, but the Metal Gears it was designed to fight were cheap knockoffs and far weaker than the real deal.
**End result: REX manages to defeat and destroy RAY mere moments before its own aging systems finally failed. Had REX been at 100% capacity during the fight, it would have likely wiped the floor with RAY]]
4th Jun '17 11:23:58 AM RemiV
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** In short, the only side you can be sure that Ocelot is on is [[spoiler: Big Boss's]].
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