History Characters / MetalGearSolid

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* ImprobableAge: Ocelot holding the rank of major at only twenty years old is pretty hard to swallow even when taking into account him being backed by the Philosophers and being [[spoiler:the son of Boss]].
15th Dec '16 7:17:31 PM New_Jack_Swing
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** He also takes Snake's "muktuk-eating contest" comment in stride.
13th Dec '16 2:58:24 PM bt8257
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* EvilTwin: Though Mantis implied that Snake may actually be the true evil twin. Liquid is fighting for a cause, the restoration of Outer Heaven. Snake is fighting because he, on a subconscious level, [[{{BloodKnight}} needs war to feel alive]]. Although he later finds other reasons to keep on living.

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* EvilTwin: Though Mantis implied that Snake may actually be the true evil twin. Liquid is fighting for a cause, the restoration of Outer Heaven. Snake is fighting because he, on a subconscious level, [[{{BloodKnight}} [[BloodKnight needs war to feel alive]]. Although he later finds other reasons to keep on living.



* NoNameGiven/[[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname Only Known By His Codename]]: According to Campbell, Liquid's real name was highly classified to the extent that not even someone within the highest ranks of the military (such as himself) are allowed to know it. [[spoiler:It's Eli]].

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* NoNameGiven/[[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname NoNameGiven[=/=][[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname Only Known By His Codename]]: According to Campbell, Liquid's real name was highly classified to the extent that not even someone within the highest ranks of the military (such as himself) are allowed to know it. [[spoiler:It's Eli]].



* SelfMadeOrphan: Kind of. Although he never actually killed Big Boss, nor [[spoiler:was Big Boss actually dead, anyway]], Liquid made it very clear in his MotiveRant that he certainly would have murdered Big Boss himself had Snake not done the deed already, and in fact hated Snake partially because Snake "stole that chance."
* SeparatedAtBirth: With Solid Snake. They were born in Carlsbad, New Mexico but Snake spent his childhood in Oregon while Liquid was moved to England shortly after their birth [[spoiler:and then Africa before encountering Diamond Dogs.]]. They had similar upbringings though, both being raised in isolation and receiving extensive education and military trainng.

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* SelfMadeOrphan: Kind of. Although he never actually killed Big Boss, nor [[spoiler:was Big Boss actually dead, anyway]], 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 the deed so already, and in fact hated Snake partially because Snake "stole that chance."
* SeparatedAtBirth: With Solid Snake. They were born in Carlsbad, New Mexico but Snake spent his childhood in Oregon while Liquid was moved to England shortly after their birth [[spoiler:and then Africa before encountering Diamond Dogs.]]. They had similar upbringings though, both being raised in isolation and receiving extensive education and military trainng.training.



Ocelot is [[ARiddleWrappedInAMysteryInsideAnEnigma a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma]], known for his distinctive style of shooting a [[RevolversAreJustBetter Single Action Army pistol]] (which he ''loves'' to reload), love of cowboy movies, love of torture, and ridiculous hand gestures. He also apparently works for FOXHOUND, the Sons of Liberty, and the Patriots, but for all we know he actually has an [[DoubleReverseQuadrupleAgent entirely different agenda]]. Originally a straightforward bad guy, he becomes more sympathetic through his rapport with Big Boss in the prequels.

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Ocelot is [[ARiddleWrappedInAMysteryInsideAnEnigma a {{a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma]], enigma}}, known for his distinctive style of shooting a [[RevolversAreJustBetter Single Action Army pistol]] (which he ''loves'' to reload), love of cowboy movies, love of torture, and ridiculous hand gestures. He also apparently works for FOXHOUND, the Sons of Liberty, and the Patriots, but for all we know he actually has an [[DoubleReverseQuadrupleAgent entirely different agenda]]. Originally a straightforward bad guy, he becomes more sympathetic through his rapport with Big Boss in the prequels.



* TheSouthpaw: After losing his right hand, he is forced to switch to firing left handed. Even when he's given Liquid's arm, he still uses his left hand for shooting, noting that he never trusts a Frenchman in reference to the French surgeon who did the transplant. ''Snake Eater'' establishes that he was ambidextrous all along and sometime prior to ''Guns Of The Patriots'', he replaces Liquid's arm with a robotic prosthetic and switches back to being right handed.

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* TheSouthpaw: After losing his right hand, he is forced to switch to firing left handed. Even when he's given Liquid's arm, he still uses his left hand for shooting, noting that he never trusts a Frenchman in reference to the French surgeon who did the transplant. ''Snake Eater'' establishes that he was ambidextrous all along and sometime prior to ''Guns Of The of the Patriots'', he replaces Liquid's arm with a robotic prosthetic and switches back to being right handed.



* ShoutOut: According to Kojima, the scene where Sniper Wolf riddles Meryl with rounds from a sniper rifle was based on ''Film/FullMetalJacket''. Similarly, one of her lines ("Well I'm going to send you a love letter, my dear.") was a direct lift from ''BlueVelvet''.

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* ShoutOut: According to Kojima, the scene where Sniper Wolf riddles Meryl with rounds from a sniper rifle was based on ''Film/FullMetalJacket''. Similarly, one of her lines ("Well I'm going to send you a love letter, my dear.") was a direct lift from ''BlueVelvet''.''Film/BlueVelvet''.



* JustFollowingOrders / NotInThisForYourRevolution: The other reason for [[spoiler:injecting Snake with FOXDIE was because the Pentagon ordered her to, as they wanted a way to both get rid of the Sons of Big Boss, and at the same time retrieve REX and the Genome bodies without risk of them being damaged. Of course, her listing Snake as one of the targets of the virus, or at the very least modifying the virus to activate as a wildcard value in Snake's case, was certainly not done under their orders or even the Patriots' orders.]]

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* JustFollowingOrders / NotInThisForYourRevolution: JustFollowingOrders[=/=]NotInThisForYourRevolution: The other reason for [[spoiler:injecting Snake with FOXDIE was because the Pentagon ordered her to, as they wanted a way to both get rid of the Sons of Big Boss, and at the same time retrieve REX and the Genome bodies without risk of them being damaged. Of course, her listing Snake as one of the targets of the virus, or at the very least modifying the virus to activate as a wildcard value in Snake's case, was certainly not done under their orders or even the Patriots' orders.]]



* DaddysGirl: Averted, her legal father died while she was very young, and she never actually knew that her birthfather was actually her uncle until after the events of ''Metal Gear Solid''. Even after that, Meryl ends up having an estranged, non-talking relationship with her father both because he married a brunette woman (Rosemary) who was young enough to be his daughter by the time of ''Metal Gear Solid 4'' (not knowing that [[spoiler: the marriage was actually a sham to protect Rose and her son from the Patriots, as they won't use them as leverage for Raiden]]) and from the fact that she was conceived by her uncle in an extra-marital affair with her mom that she learned from Roy Campbell. It wasn't until the ending where Meryl [[spoiler: marries Johnny Sasaki/Akiba]] that she and Campbell even start having a decent conversation.

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* DaddysGirl: Averted, her legal father died while she was very young, and she never actually knew that her birthfather birth father was actually her uncle until after the events of ''Metal Gear Solid''. Even after that, Meryl ends up having an estranged, non-talking relationship with her father both because he married a brunette woman (Rosemary) who was young enough to be his daughter by the time of ''Metal Gear Solid 4'' (not knowing that [[spoiler: the marriage was actually a sham to protect Rose and her son from the Patriots, as they won't use them as leverage for Raiden]]) and from the fact that she was conceived by her uncle in an extra-marital affair with her mom that she learned from Roy Campbell. It wasn't until the ending where Meryl [[spoiler: marries Johnny Sasaki/Akiba]] that she and Campbell even start having a decent conversation.



* YouHaveGOTToBeKiddingMe: When she finds out that it was Colonel Campbell that sent Snake, she says a variation of this phrase and throws a brief tantrum, flipping a chair and [[PunchAWall punching a wall]].

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* YouHaveGOTToBeKiddingMe: YouHaveGotToBeKiddingMe: When she finds out that it was Colonel Campbell that sent Snake, she says a variation of this phrase and throws a brief tantrum, flipping a chair and [[PunchAWall punching a wall]].
26th Nov '16 8:08:42 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* 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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* 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.
21st Nov '16 7:40:00 PM TheBigBopper
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* FiveBadBand: With the exception of [[TheUnfought Decoy Octopus,]] they form one

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* FiveBadBand: With the exception of [[TheUnfought Decoy Octopus,]] they form oneone:



* AcePilot: Manages to shoot down two F-16s with a Hind D.
* ArchEnemy
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Doesn't know very much about genetics.
** 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.
* BadassNormal: Although he may argue this due to him being a clone.
** BadAssLongcoat: He has this until the fight with him on the Hind D.
* BadBoss: To some extent: While [[spoiler:posing as Master Miller]], Liquid was shown complaining about how the other FOXHOUND members were not fighting effectively.
* BecauseDestinySaysSo: Says it's his genetic destiny to do what he does.
* BigBad: One of the series' most famous, Liquid Snake was this for [=MGS1=].
* BloodKnight: Happily accepts it, unlike his brother.
* BreakoutVillain

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* AcePilot: Manages to shoot down two F-16s with F-16 fighter jets while flying a Hind D.
D helicopter gunship, a highly improbable feat which shows his piloting skills to be world-class.
* ArchEnemy
ArchEnemy: Loathes his brother Solid Snake, whom he accuses of stealing his birthright by inheriting the superior versions of Big Boss' genes, and is obsessed with defeating him in order to prove himself worthy of succeeding Big Boss as the leader of Outer Heaven and the world's greatest soldier. This makes him Solid Snake's most prominent foe throughout the ''Solid'' games next to Revolver Ocelot.
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Doesn't know very much Gets a lot of things wrong about genetics.
** Though
genetics during his MotiveRant, though at least some of this might be because he just needs to explain it better.
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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. \n** 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.
* BadassNormal: Although he may argue this due to him being a clone.
**
BadAssLongcoat: He has this until Swaggers about in a cool-looking long trench coat, defying the fight freezing weather by wearing it open with him on nothing to protect his torso underneath. He stops wearing it starting from the Hind D.
D bossfight.
* BadassNormal: While having no explicit supernatural powers such as Psycho Mantis' telepathy, nor technological aids like Vamp's nanomachines, he is a clone of the 20th century's most naturally gifted soldier, putting his physical abilities on the level of a CharlesAtlasSuperpower.
* BadBoss: To some extent: Downplayed: While [[spoiler:posing as Master Miller]], Liquid was shown complaining about how the other FOXHOUND members were not fighting effectively.
* BecauseDestinySaysSo: Says that his goal of restoring Outer Heaven and taking over the legacy of Big Boss is based on what's written into his genes, and he intends to embrace this destiny rather than deny it as he accuses Snake of doing.
* 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 genetic destiny to do what he does.
* BigBad: One of the series' most famous, Liquid
EvilPlan which Snake was this for [=MGS1=].
must defeat in order to save the world.
* BloodKnight: BloodKnight: Happily accepts it, unlike his brother.
* BreakoutVillainBreakoutVillain: Although he has a good run as the BigBad of ''Metal Gear Solid'' and kicks the bucket at the end, he turned out to be such a memorable villain that he was brought back for ''Metal Gear Solid 2'' and ''4''.



* CainAndAbel: To Snake. He seems to be trying to invoke the trope; he is ''constantly'' playing up their fraternal link, and his hatred of Snake is unreasonably deep and personal, considering Snake wasn't even aware of his existence until the events of ''MGS''.
* CallingTheOldManOut: He hates Big Boss because he thinks Big Boss 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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* CainAndAbel: To Snake.Liquid plays Cain to Snake's Abel. He seems to be trying to invoke the trope; he is ''constantly'' playing up their fraternal link, and his hatred of Snake is unreasonably deep and personal, considering Snake wasn't even aware of his existence until the events of ''MGS''.
* CallingTheOldManOut: He hates Hates Big Boss because he thinks Big Boss he knowingly made him the inferior one during the Les ''Les Enfants Terribles 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!")
19th Nov '16 2:06:17 PM Owlorange1995
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For Liquid Ocelot, see Characters/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty.



* BadBoss: Displays this in [=''MGS4''=], with his hacking the [=SOP=] System twice causing his henchmen to have mental breakdowns. During his second attempt, when Vamp warns him of what might happen, Ocelot tells him outright that he's "[[WeHaveReserves willing to make a few sacrifices]]"; the end result is that several of his troops suffer brain damage and become {{Technically Living Zombie}}s. In the Act 3 mission briefing, Naomi tells Snake and Otacon that Ocelot knew from the very beginning that his hacking attempt in South America would fail, and yet he went ahead with it regardless.
8th Nov '16 12:00:17 PM Agronac919
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* FiveBadBand: See the [[FiveBadBand/VideoGames complete Video Game Five Bad index]] for the full breakdown.

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* FiveBadBand: See With the [[FiveBadBand/VideoGames complete Video Game Five Bad index]] for the full breakdown.exception of [[TheUnfought Decoy Octopus,]] they form one
** BigBad: Liquid Snake
** TheDragon: Revolver Ocelot
** TheEvilGenius: Psycho Mantis
** TheBrute: Vulcan Raven
** TheDarkChick: Sniper Wolf
18th Oct '16 4:48:19 PM dlchen145
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* {{Badass}}: He's a spymaster who's been taking on professional soldiers since the 1960s.
** BadassGrandpa: Is in his 60s over the ''Solid'' games, and still manages to take on a ProfessionalKiller like Solid Snake.
** BadassLongcoat: His coat of choice is a brown duster, as seen in the first ''MGS'' and in ''Phantom Pain''.
** BadassMustache: Gains one in the first game.
** BadassNormal: He's a regular human in a world of cyborgs and giant robots, who has major gunslinging skills.
** BadassGay: It's implied in [=MGS3=] and [=MGS4=] and confirmed in ''The Phantom Pain'' that Ocelot was in love with Big Boss. He also doesn't seem to have any interest in women, and gives Old Snake a kiss in "[=MGS4=]".

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* {{Badass}}: He's a spymaster who's been taking on professional soldiers since the 1960s.
** BadassGrandpa: Is in his 60s over the ''Solid'' games, and still manages to take on a ProfessionalKiller like Solid Snake.
** BadassLongcoat: His coat of choice is a brown duster, as seen in the first ''MGS'' and in ''Phantom Pain''.
** BadassMustache: Gains one in the first game.
** BadassNormal: He's a regular human in a world of cyborgs and giant robots, who has major gunslinging skills.
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BadassGay: It's implied in [=MGS3=] and [=MGS4=] and confirmed in ''The Phantom Pain'' that Ocelot was in love with Big Boss. He also doesn't seem to have any interest in women, and gives Old Snake a kiss in "[=MGS4=]".
* BadassGrandpa: Is in his 60s over the ''Solid'' games, and still manages to take on a ProfessionalKiller like Solid Snake.
* BadassLongcoat: His coat of choice is a brown duster, as seen in the first ''MGS'' and in ''Phantom Pain''.
* BadassMustache: Gains one in the first game.
* BadassNormal: He's a regular human in a world of cyborgs and giant robots, who has major gunslinging skills.



* MaskPower: [[spoiler: He disregards using it in the fourth game, though this is a subvertion. Johnny only becomes any kind of {{badass}} once this happens.]]

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* MaskPower: [[spoiler: He disregards using it in the fourth game, though this is a subvertion. Johnny only becomes any kind of {{badass}} badass once this happens.]]
24th Sep '16 2:21:34 PM Xlsfd
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* [[spoiler: NoSell: He's immune to Screaming Mantis' powers in [=MGS4=], since he doesn't have nanomachines inside him.]]
4th Sep '16 11:10:33 AM Freetime5689
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The leader of FOXHOUND, Liquid is the second of the "Sons of Big Boss" introduced. He has a major complex about Solid Snake, and was told for his entire life that his inheritance of Big Boss' recessive genes made him the inferior clone, [[spoiler:when in fact the reverse was true]]. A tyke bearing a strong likeness to Liquid makes an appearance in ''The Phantom Pain'''s trailer, so it is possible that Solid might make his debut as well. WordOfGod says he isn't naturally blond. For his exploits as [[spoiler:Eli]], [[Characters/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain go here]].


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The leader of FOXHOUND, Liquid is the second of the "Sons of Big Boss" introduced. He has a major complex about Solid Snake, and was told for his entire life that his inheritance of Big Boss' recessive genes made him the inferior clone, [[spoiler:when in fact the reverse was true]]. A tyke bearing a strong likeness to Liquid makes an appearance in ''The Phantom Pain'''s trailer, so it is possible that Solid might make his debut as well. WordOfGod says he isn't naturally blond.

For his exploits as [[spoiler:Eli]], [[Characters/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain go here]].

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