History Characters / MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty

18th Jun '17 9:44:46 PM Nintendoman01
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* OhNoNotAgain: His reaction to getting his left arm sliced off by Sam in ''Rising'', after having already lost both arms during the events of ''[=MGS4=]''.
-->'''Raiden''': [[MajorInjuryUnderreaction Shit! Not again...]]
27th May '17 4:14:16 PM FateStayWho
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* PetTheDog: For what it was worth, he gave Raiden an HF Blade before the fight with him. Solidus had every intent of winning, but he did give Raiden a fighting chance against him when he could have killed him the easy way. [[spoiler: Naturally this bites him in the ass.]]


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* VillainHasAPoint: Even if nobody agreed with his methods, everyone agrees that the Patriots' control should stop. [[spoiler: Going by Raiden's interactions with GW, the Patriot AIs appear worse than he ever imagine.]]


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* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: [[spoiler: The AIs, for anybody who is aware of their existence.]] Everyone agrees they need to die, the only question is how.


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** NotSoWellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler: Given their blatant disregard for human life they display in a needlessly dangerous and expensive plan which only served to test their ability to manipulate human beings, which included likely deliberately leaving the hostages on Big Shell to die since it was made without lifeboats, they seem far more interested in maintaining their own control over anything else.]]


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* {{Jerkass}}: He isn't nice to say the say the least. All of his dialogue makes him out to be nothing more than a rude, arrogant, condescending jerk with no regard for human life, despite his claims to the contrary.
14th Apr '17 5:18:19 AM aureolindays
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* FemaleGaze: [[WordOfGod Kojima]] admitted that Raiden was designed to appeal to women after a girl told him she didn't want to play a game starring "an old man".



* MrFanservice: [[WordOfGod Kojima]] admitted that Raiden was designed to appeal to women after a girl told him she didn't want to play a game starring "an old man".

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* MrFanservice: [[WordOfGod Kojima]] admitted that Raiden was designed The widely-known naked mission comes to appeal to women after a girl told him she didn't want to play a game starring "an old man".mind...
6th Apr '17 5:42:13 AM CrowTR0bot
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** Funnily enough, Stillman calls him this [[ShoutOut verbatim]] in [[WebOriginal/MetalGearSolidTheAbridgedSnakes Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Abridgerty]].
6th Apr '17 5:36:48 AM CrowTR0bot
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** To add insult to injury, [[GlassCannon her health bar is only an inch long.]]
4th Apr '17 5:53:43 AM Owlorange1995
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!!Raiden's Team



[[folder: Solidus Snake]]
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[[caption-width-right:300:''[-"We need to decide which monstrosity will have the privilege of survival.-]"'' ]]
->a.k.a. George Sears, Solid Snake
->Voiced by: AkioOhtsuka (JP), John Cygan (EN)

->''"The end of the Patriots' secret rule, liberation of this country -- ''this'' was where it was supposed to begin. This is where freedom ''could have'' been born."''

In the first ''Metal Gear Solid'', Solidus shows up in TheStinger at the end of the game in the role of the U.S. President, and is a major character in the second game. He's the third of Big Boss' clones, a former agent of the Patriots, and Raiden's adopted father. He was once the [=43rd=] President under the alias of George Sears, but was forced to resign from office after Metal Gear REX and the Genome Project soldiers, as well as the events of the Shadow Moses Incident and his involvement in the Sons of Big Boss's actions, were exposed to the public. The Patriots pinned him as the scapegoat, as he'd before advocated against genetic engineering, and becomes a terrorist with the group The Sons of Liberty. He reappears in viral marketing trailers for ''Metal Gear Rising'', though he does not actually appear in the game (other than a couple of references in a few conversations).

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[[folder: Solidus Snake]]
[[folder:Rosemary]]
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[[caption-width-right:300:''[-"We need to decide which monstrosity will have the privilege of survival.-]"'' [[caption-width-right:300:''[-"See me for what I am, okay?"-]'' ]]
->a.k.a. George Sears, Solid Snake
->Voiced by: AkioOhtsuka Creator/KikukoInoue (JP), John Cygan Lara Cody (EN)

->''"The end of the Patriots' secret rule, liberation of ->''"Raiden, this country -- ''this'' was where it was supposed to begin. This is where freedom ''could have'' been born.real. And that's why you won't wake up."''

In Raiden's girlfriend and a military data analyst who was enlisted by the first Colonel as a last-minute addition. Her role is to pacify Raiden and keep him focused on coming home. [[spoiler:Turns out she is a government plant whose real job is to 'analyze' Raiden. But sure enough, [[BecomingTheMask things got out of hand]], and her feelings for Raiden became legit.]]

Reappears in
''Metal Gear Solid'', Solidus shows up in TheStinger at the end of the game in the role of the U.S. President, and is a major character in the second game. He's the third of Big Boss' clones, a former agent of the Patriots, and Raiden's adopted father. He was once the [=43rd=] President under the alias of George Sears, but was forced Solid 4'' as Snake's psychiatric support. [[spoiler:She's married to resign from office after Metal Gear REX and the Genome Project soldiers, as well as the events of the Shadow Moses Incident and his involvement in the Sons of Big Boss's actions, were exposed Colonel Campbell, to the public. The disgust of everybody. Turns out the marriage was a sham, as it was just a way to protect her and her son from the Patriots pinned him as the scapegoat, as he'd before advocated against genetic engineering, and becomes a terrorist with the group The Sons of Liberty. He reappears in viral marketing trailers for until Raiden finished his mission]].

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''Metal Gear Rising'', though he does not actually appear [[spoiler:she's living in the game (other than New Zealand with her son while Raiden is working as a couple of references in a few conversations).PMC.]]



* [[AlliterativeName Alliterative]] {{Codename}}.
* AndYourLittleDogToo: He casually mentions to Raiden that [[spoiler:he murdered his parents to ensure he could take him in as a child soldier]] before their final battle.
* TheAntiNihilist: Solidus' philosophy befits of the 'middle child' in the Les Enfant Terribles project. He shares the biological determinism of Liquid but, like Solid, he's determined to overcome destiny no matter the cost.
* AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type III]]. WordOfGod stated that Solidus was intended to be of this trope.
* ArchnemesisDad: Plays the role of one for Raiden, having raised him and dozens of other child soldiers. His brutal methods are even remarked upon as being an inspiration for the antagonists of ''Revengeance''. Solidus also has his own father figures that he is waging war on - although rather than seeking to humiliate Big Boss and his legacy, Solidus targets the Patriots, who have guided his career from birth to the Presidency he once held.
** His second scene with Raiden heralds a sort of 'rebirth' for the character: he momentarily loses his sneaking suit and is forced to wander around in his birthday suit. Second, the stealth mechanics of the game are stripped away as Raiden becomes accustomed to the HF Blade, his default weapon in the sequels. The FOXHOUND personality was completely fake, and only Raiden's 'father' could expose that fact.
* BadBoss: Solidus would have abandoned Dead Cell and the now-useless Arsenal had their plan been carried to completion. He's also very harsh with his lieutenants; when Ocelot and Olga begin bickering, he threatens to cut them loose and see how well they do finding a new job -- bad news for cold warriors without a Cold War.
-->"The ''worst'' kind of wetworks, maybe -- but even that's doubtful."
%%* BadassBaritone
* BadassBoast: Has quite a few, but one in particular sticks out:
-->'''Solidus:''' Brother, I'm a ''whole'' different game from [[Videogame/MetalGearSolid Liquid!]]
* BadassCape: Until it gets incinerated.
* BadassGrandpa: Inverted. Technically, he's not all that old (only 37 in ''Metal Gear Solid 2''), but thanks to advanced aging, he looks much older. Furthermore, though Solidus styles himself on the grizzled, bear-like Big Boss, he relies on powered armor and artificial muscles to keep up with Raiden.
* BestServedCold: As they say, [[Series/TheWire if you come at the King, you'd best not miss.]] After the Patriots tried to put him on ice, Solidus made it his priority to obtain the real names of the Wiseman's Committee, track them down, and then kill them.
* BigBad: Of ''Metal Gear Solid 2''. He was the GreaterScopeVillain in the original ''Metal Gear Solid'', however.
* BigBadWannabe: By the end of ''Metal Gear Solid 2'', it's clear he was just a puppet in the [[GovernmentConspiracy Patriot's]] scheme.
* CainAndAbelAndSeth: He's the third clone of Big Boss, coming as a surprise to Solid Snake (And proably would have been one to Liquid, too- [[spoiler: if he'd lived to find out.]])
* ChildSoldier: In the 1980s, Solidus served in the CIA's paramilitary forces in the Liberian Civil War, eventually commanding a unit of child soldiers [[spoiler:including Raiden]] while only a teenager himself. This was likely to further emulate the life of Big Boss, as Solidus suggests in his final speech. Unlike Solid Snake, who rejected his genetic legacy, Solidus is in the YouCantFightFate camp.
* TheCoatsAreOff: Solidus' cape is burned off when he first engages his flame jets.
** TurnsRed: In Raiden's battle with him, he eventually disengages his Snake Suit's tentacles and ejects them in the air. This greatly increases his speed and dexterity.
* CombatTentacles: The "snake arms" on his exoskeleton suit. He ditches them when he TurnsRed during his boss fight.
* CrucifiedHeroShot: [[spoiler:His outstretched arm as [[spoiler:he tumbles off the roof of Federal Hall.]]
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:While his [[DisneyVillainDeath final death]] is not unusual for a [[BigBad villain]], what had sealed his fate is: Raiden ''sliced open'' his back with the HF Blade.]]
* DarkMessiah: Whatever his motives, Solidus definitely has a giant messiah complex.
* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler:Raiden slices his spine with the katana, causing him to stumble for a bit (apparently his artificial muscles kicked in) before falling to the ground with a sickening crunch.]]
* DualWielding: He wields two swords [[ICallItVera named]] [[ThemeNaming Democrat and Republican]].
* {{Eagleland}}: An [[AntiVillain anti-villainous]] Type 1. Everything that he does in the game is done because he truly believes in the American ideals of freedom and equality for all. Something that the Patriots have destroyed.
* EvilIsHammy: This guy gives Liquid a run for his money. Twirling his cape for emphasis, exploding with maniacal laughter, {{milking the giant cow}}...and who can forget his ecstatic cry to the heavens, "The '''''SONS''''' of '''''LIBERTY!'''''"
* EyeScream: He loses his left eye following the destruction of the Harrier.
* EyepatchOfPower: Subverted. During the final boss fight, Raiden can exploit Solidus' blind spot. Of course, this doesn't stop him from gunning down a Metal Gear [=RAY=] [[OffHandBackhand while his back is turned.]]
* EarlyBirdCameo: He was first mentioned in the Meryl ending (and TheStinger for both endings) of ''Metal Gear Solid''.
* FalseFlagOperation: A few. The hostage-taking was all a feint; Solidus just needed the President's login to activate Arsenal. The nuclear strike wasn't a threat, but rather the final step in Solidus' plan to isolate Manhattan -- and more importantly, the Patriots who were based there. Lastly, Dead Cell plotted to swipe Arsenal Gear out from under his nose, not realizing that it would be a sitting duck without any sea or air support; Solidus' faction would have abandoned them and the now-useless Arsenal had their plan been carried to completion.
* FateWorseThanDeath: See ThePawn.
* FinalBoss: Of ''[=MGS2=]''.
* GreaterScopeVillain: Of the original ''Metal Gear Solid'', having been behind the Shadow Moses Incident.
* HeelFaceDoorSlam: Solidus' defeat could be considered one. His early career in Liberia notwithstanding, Solidus truly believed in equal rights and freedom of expression for everyone. As U.S. President, he caught wind of the atrocious [=S3=] program, and sought to prevent its implementation. As usual for Raiden, his assumptions about the Sons of Liberty being power-mad terrorists was a Patriot fabrication; Raiden is forced to do his masters' bidding even to the end.
* HighCollarOfDoom: Solidus' version is both robotic and retractable.
* InLoveWithYourCarnage: Solidus quickly slots back into his old field commander role with Raiden, admiring the bloodshed and congratulating him on his killings. He had been planning to ditch his troops anyway, and didn't mind serving them up to "The Ripper."
* {{Irony}}: He once stated to President Johnson that "Pawns can never become players." It later turns out he was an UnwittingPawn to the Patriots the entire time.
* KarmicDeath: His dream was to be "inaugurated" on the steps of Federal Hall just like President Washington. (The insurrection happens on the bicentennial of Washington's first term.) [[spoiler:He is instead assassinated on those very steps.]]
* KnifeNut: Possibly. He was seen with a knife in the flashbacks to Liberia according to viral marketing for ''Metal Gear Rising''. The recent (and according to the Facebook page, final) trailer on the site has Solidus giving Raiden a speech on how blades are noble weapons compared to guns shortly before slitting a soldier he had another soldier interrogate regarding a botched mission as a demonstration of what knives do to Raiden.
* LackOfEmpathy: He may try to style himself after Big Boss, but he lacks the compassion and understanding that his father had for allies and enemies alike. For example, what does he do when he finds out that Olga was working as a Patriot spy to save her daughter's life? [[BoomHeadshot Shoot her in the head without hesitation.]]
* LogicalWeakness: Solidus hasn't had time to adjust to lacking depth perception, and he'll lose track of Raiden if you circle him. His heat-seeking rockets have a weakness, too: Since they home in on Raiden, all he has to do is hang from a ledge. The rockets don't know to navigate around the roof and explode harmlessly.
* LukeIAmYourFather: It turns out that Solidus was Raiden's ''Godfather''. Unlike other uses of this, it was even foreshadowed earlier when Solidus and Raiden first meet face to face ("Where do I know him from?")
* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: Following the fallout of the Shadow Moses affair, Solidus' health was "scheduled to fail him," but he outmaneuvered his bosses and went underground. His only mistake was selecting Ocelot, a Patriot hatchet man, as his agent.
* MeaningfulName: In chemistry, a "solidus" is a temperature that lies somewhere between a substance's melting point and freezing point (i.e. its "liquid" form and "solid" form); above which it becomes completely solid, and below which it begins the melting process. Similarly, Solidus falls somewhere between his brothers ("Liquid" Snake and "Solid" Snake) in more than one way. Physically, he's an amalgamation of both brothers' genetic traits, being an identical clone of Big Boss with both his dominant and recessive genes. Morally, he's neither an altruistic pacifist like Snake nor an unstable terrorist like Liquid, being a calculating WellIntentionedExtremist trying to bring down the greater evil of the Patriots through violence and manipulation.
** Solidus's codename as U.S. President, "George", is prescient of his desire to kickstart a second American Revolution.
* MilitaryBrat: He's a clone of Big Boss, and he also participated as a ChildSoldier (actually, not just a child soldier, but a child soldier who leads an entire army of child soldiers) in the Liberian Civil War.
* MotiveRant: Has a damn good one on the rooftop of Federal Hall where he reveals that he wants to destroy the Patriots both to be remembered and to restore the American ideals that the Patriots had taken away.
* NamedWeapons: His [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana and wakizashi set]] (i.e. daishou), [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic Minshuto ("Democrat") and Kyowato ("Republican")]].
** Possibly, the swords that come with the {{Powered Armor}}s in the setting are also made by Tokugawa Heavy Industries.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: His actions ''did'' leave a twisted legacy. [[spoiler:One inherited by Senator Armstrong in ''Metal Gear Rising.'']]
* NoHonorAmongThieves: President Johnson only colluded with Solidus in return for blackmailing the Patriots into joining their ranks. It was only later that Solidus revealed that he had no intention of cutting a deal with them: he's going to challenge them directly. (Solidus obviously didn't much care for Johnson's plans to become a Patriot himself.)
* OrganTheft: As revealed in [=MGS4=]. The battle with Raiden left Solidus brain-dead (shades of Big Boss again), and later used for transplants to revive Big Boss. Yuck.
* ThePawn: In ''Metal Gear Solid 2'', [[spoiler: it turned out that he was actually helping the Patriots without his even realizing it until Ocelot made it clear.]]
** In [=MGS4=], [[spoiler:his corpse is used as a decoy for Big Boss' body.]]
* PapaWolf: He did not take it well when he learned that the Patriots had wiped Raiden's memory, and probably stole him from Solidus' home.
* PatrioticFervor: Solidus has a genuine love for America and what the U.S. stands for, taking pride in seeing himself as a successor to the Founding Fathers. So much so that he's willing to start a new American Revolution to free it and the world from the Patriots.
* PredecessorVillain: In ''Metal Gear Rising''. Although he's been dead for nearly a decade, World Marshal's Sears Program was directly inspired by what he put Raiden and several other children through in Liberia. [[spoiler:Senator Armstrong's ideals for a new, free America are also implied to have been inspired by Solidus.]]
* PresidentEvil: In [=MGS1=], we're told that the President has tacitly given Sec. Houseman permission to vaporize Shadow Moses to save face, particularly since REX is a blatantly-crafted loophole to circumvent Solidus' ''own arms treaty'' with Russia and China. The deal goes sour and President Sears is shortly hounded from office; Houseman is executed by the Patriots for refusing to resign and keep quiet about the whole mess.
* ProperlyParanoid: Nearing the end of [=MGS2=], Solidus gives Raiden a speech about how the Patriots intended to protect their own power via massive censorship. Come [=MGS4=], and we see that [[spoiler:Solidus's fears turned out to be quite correct.]]
-->'''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots Old Snake]]:''' [[spoiler:Everything that Solidus feared five years ago...it's all come to pass.]]
* ShedArmorGainSpeed: Somewhat. After he TurnsRed and ditches his "snake arms", he becomes ''much'' faster.
* ShouldersOfDoom: Emphasized by his comically-evil black cape (when he wears it).
%%* SuperSoldier
* TakeOverTheCity: Solidus aims to 'unplug' Manhattan and claim it as his own, in another nod to ''Escape From New York''.
* ThereCanBeOnlyOne: "The world needs only one Big Boss!"
* {{Unperson}}: There is a bitter quality to Solidus, as he suspects that his meager life will be overshadowed by Big Boss if not outright forgotten; the Patriots will make sure of that. Solidus later confesses that the reason he stole Raiden as a child was because he craved a legacy of his own.
* WeHaveReserves: Solidus has some serious buyer's remorse toward Dead Cell. He instructs Ocelot to keep them out of the loop, then reveals that he'd planned to use them as ballast when the Patriots came knocking. (In fairness, Dead Cell had been planning to betray him, anyway.)
* WearingAFlagOnYourHead: [=MGS2=]'s script originally had Raiden slicing a rope off the flagpole at Federal Hall, draping an American flag onto Solidus' dead body (mirroring a President's coffin during a state funeral). This can be interpreted as either sympathy with Solidus' cause (having stopped his revolution and maintained the status quo), or an ironic gesture. However, the visual of an American flag falling from its pole ended up being cut from the final version due to the events of 9/11. The scene, however, was kept in the {{novelization}}.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He wants to free America's founded nature from the threat of the Patriots' controlling nature, as well as having a personal motive of wanting to be remembered somehow, as he isn't able to pass on his genes due to his clone nature. However, in order to do this, he had to organize a terrorist organization in order to do so.
%%* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Despite his appearance looking like someone in his sixties or seventies, he's actually in his ''thirties''. He implies that his appearance was the result of genetic engineering done by the Patriots.
** Confirmed in VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots - [[spoiler:it's explained that the three LET clones had artificially shortened telomeres as a protection mechanism, inducing rapid aging in the two clones that lived long enough to reach that point.]]

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* [[AlliterativeName Alliterative]] {{Codename}}.
* AndYourLittleDogToo: He casually mentions to Raiden that [[spoiler:he murdered his parents to ensure he could take him in as a child soldier]] before their final battle.
* TheAntiNihilist: Solidus' philosophy befits of the 'middle child' in the Les Enfant Terribles project. He shares the biological determinism of Liquid but, like Solid, he's determined to overcome destiny no matter the cost.
* AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type III]]. WordOfGod stated that Solidus was intended to be of this trope.
* ArchnemesisDad: Plays the role of one
AmbiguousSituation: It's uncertain [[spoiler: for Raiden, having raised him and dozens of other child soldiers. His brutal methods are even remarked upon as being an inspiration for the antagonists of ''Revengeance''. Solidus also has his own father figures that he is waging war on - although rather than seeking to humiliate Big Boss and his legacy, Solidus targets the Patriots, who have guided his career from birth to the Presidency he once held.
** His second scene with Raiden heralds a sort of 'rebirth' for the character: he momentarily loses his sneaking suit and is forced to wander around in his birthday suit. Second, the stealth mechanics
how much of the game are stripped away as Raiden becomes accustomed to the HF Blade, his default weapon "Rose" was actually GW. It could be from any point in the sequels. The FOXHOUND personality was completely fake, and only Raiden's 'father' could expose game, but its almost certain that fact.
* BadBoss: Solidus would have abandoned Dead Cell and the now-useless Arsenal had their plan been carried to completion. He's also very harsh with his lieutenants; when Ocelot and Olga begin bickering, he threatens to cut them loose and see how well they do finding a new job -- bad news for cold warriors without a Cold War.
-->"The ''worst'' kind of wetworks, maybe -- but even that's doubtful."
%%* BadassBaritone
* BadassBoast: Has quite a few, but one in particular sticks out:
-->'''Solidus:''' Brother, I'm a ''whole'' different game from [[Videogame/MetalGearSolid Liquid!]]
* BadassCape: Until it gets incinerated.
* BadassGrandpa: Inverted. Technically, he's not all that old (only 37 in ''Metal Gear Solid 2''), but thanks to advanced aging, he looks much older. Furthermore, though Solidus styles himself on the grizzled, bear-like Big Boss, he relies on powered armor and artificial muscles to keep up with Raiden.
* BestServedCold: As they say, [[Series/TheWire if you come at the King, you'd best not miss.]] After the Patriots tried to put him on ice, Solidus made it his priority to obtain the real names of the Wiseman's Committee, track them down, and then kill them.
* BigBad: Of ''Metal Gear Solid 2''. He was the GreaterScopeVillain in the original ''Metal Gear Solid'', however.
* BigBadWannabe: By
towards the end of ''Metal Gear Solid 2'', the game she is replaced with a GW copy of her. Even then, it's clear he unclear whether or not Rose was just a puppet even in the [[GovernmentConspiracy Patriot's]] scheme.
* CainAndAbelAndSeth: He's the third clone of Big Boss, coming as a surprise
mission to Solid Snake (And proably would have been one to Liquid, too- [[spoiler: if he'd lived to find out.]])
* ChildSoldier: In the 1980s, Solidus served in the CIA's paramilitary forces in the Liberian Civil War, eventually commanding a unit of child soldiers [[spoiler:including Raiden]] while only a teenager himself. This was likely to further emulate the life of Big Boss, as Solidus suggests in his final speech. Unlike Solid Snake, who rejected his genetic legacy, Solidus is in the YouCantFightFate camp.
* TheCoatsAreOff: Solidus' cape is burned off when he first engages his flame jets.
** TurnsRed: In Raiden's battle with him, he eventually disengages his Snake Suit's tentacles and ejects them in the air. This greatly increases his speed and dexterity.
* CombatTentacles: The "snake arms" on his exoskeleton suit. He ditches them when he TurnsRed during his boss fight.
* CrucifiedHeroShot: [[spoiler:His outstretched arm as [[spoiler:he tumbles off the roof of Federal Hall.
begin with.]]
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:While his [[DisneyVillainDeath final death]] is not unusual for a [[BigBad villain]], what had sealed his fate is: BecomingTheMask: Throughout ''[=MGS2=]''
* CavemenVsAstronautsDebate: Jack first met Rose in Manhattan. She was discussing ''King Kong'' with some tourists and was about to point them to the wrong skyscraper.
Raiden ''sliced open'' took it upon himself to correct her, and the pair got into a heated debate over whether King Kong featured the Chrysler Building or the Empire State until the tourists left in disgust. This non-event later turns out to have been [[spoiler:a trap set by the Patriots. By pretending to share his back taste in pop culture, Rose insinuated herself in Raiden's life without his knowing]].
* ClingyJealousGirl: She expresses a bit of jealousy when Raiden is escorting Emma.
* ConvenientMiscarriage: [[spoiler:Subverted. She only faked a miscarriage to protect her and Raiden's son from the Patriots]].
* DecoyDamsel: The real Rosemary is working offsite in Manhattan and is a spy for the Patriots. She survives the Arsenal crash and rendezvous
with Raiden in the HF Blade.epilogue, with both of them promising to drop their masks.
* ElectronicSpeechImpediment: In her last codec call to Raiden in ''[=MGS2=]'' [[spoiler:(before a clearly hostile version of her that is likely an AI resurfaces), as she is getting cut off and the picture turns to static, her voice is slowed down and gets much deeper]]:
--> '''Rose''': Jack! [[spoiler:I'm... I'm carrying... I'm... Pregnant... Jack... Your... Baby.
]]
* DarkMessiah: Whatever his motives, Solidus definitely has a giant messiah complex.
* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler:Raiden slices his spine
{{Gainaxing}}: While having Codec conversations with Rosemary in ''Metal Gear Solid 4'', give your controller a few nice hard shakes and watch what happens on the katana, causing him to stumble for a bit (apparently his artificial muscles kicked in) before falling to the ground with a sickening crunch.screen... [[{{Squee}} (snickers)]].
* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler:To Raiden.
]]
* DualWielding: He wields two swords [[ICallItVera named]] [[ThemeNaming Democrat TheHeart: She spends much time fretting over Snake/Raiden's health like Mei Ling, and Republican]].
also has a propensity to tell anecdotes. A few reviewers have speculated that Rose is a deliberate [[spoiler:subversion of the trope since, unlike Mei Ling, her Codec chatter is both intrusive and useless. Her down-to-earth personality is a smoke screen for pushing the Colonel]]'s agenda, as he more or less admits in the Big Shell's dock. And, unlike Mei Ling, most gamers don't find Rose's diatribes to be cute or refreshing in the slightest. In [=MGS4=], she rejoins the team and fills Para-Medic's old role of quoting from the latest medical books. Also, like Para-Medic, she will chide Snake for unnecessarily killing animals (claiming it's a slippery slope to mental illness).
* {{Eagleland}}: An [[AntiVillain anti-villainous]] Type 1. Everything HoneyTrap: Raiden first met Rose during a chance encounter in front of the Empire State Building. Rose, of course, [[spoiler:knew that Jack would be there and had been briefed on his psychological profile by the Patiots]], which enabled her to charm him.
* LethalChef: To the point where Raiden admits to Snake
that he does in actually prefers military rations over Rose's home cooking, and has to turn off his cybernetic taste sensors just to get through the game is done because meal. Furthermore, when Colonel Campbell finally gets a break from Rose's food, he truly believes in goes nuts over the American ideals taste of freedom army rations, proclaiming it the best food ever. Snake connects the dots and equality for all. Something that the Patriots have destroyed.
* EvilIsHammy: This guy
actually gives Liquid a run him his sympathies.
* MeaningfulName: Jack's nickname
for his money. Twirling his cape for emphasis, exploding her, "Rose", reflects both her personality and her story function; she's beautiful, but every time Raiden reaches out to her, she pricks him with maniacal laughter, {{milking the giant cow}}...and who can forget his ecstatic cry thorns. It's also a reference to the heavens, "The '''''SONS''''' of '''''LIBERTY!'''''"
movie ''Film/{{Titanic|1997}}'', where "Jack" and "Rose" become tragic lovers at sea.
* EyeScream: He loses his left eye following MeetCute: Jack and Rose's connection with the destruction of the Harrier.
* EyepatchOfPower: Subverted. During the final boss fight, Raiden can exploit Solidus' blind spot. Of course, this doesn't stop him
Empire State Building borrows heavily from gunning down a Metal Gear [=RAY=] [[OffHandBackhand while his back Hollywood romances like ''Sleepless in Seattle.'' [[spoiler:It is turned.also a fabrication. It was no accident that Rose met Jack that day, nor was her subsequent reappearance as one of Jack's co-workers at the military base]].
* TheMole: [[spoiler:In ''[=MGS2=]''.
]]
* EarlyBirdCameo: He was first mentioned in the Meryl ending (and TheStinger for both endings) of ''Metal Gear Solid''.
* FalseFlagOperation: A few. The hostage-taking was all a feint; Solidus just needed the President's login to activate Arsenal. The nuclear strike wasn't a threat, but rather the final step in Solidus' plan to isolate Manhattan -- and more importantly, the Patriots who were based there. Lastly, Dead Cell plotted to swipe Arsenal Gear out from under his nose, not realizing that it would be a sitting duck without any sea or air support; Solidus' faction would have abandoned them and the now-useless Arsenal had their plan been carried to completion.
* FateWorseThanDeath: See ThePawn.
* FinalBoss: Of ''[=MGS2=]''.
* GreaterScopeVillain: Of the original ''Metal Gear Solid'', having been behind the Shadow Moses Incident.
* HeelFaceDoorSlam: Solidus' defeat could be considered one. His early career in Liberia notwithstanding, Solidus truly believed in equal rights and freedom of expression for everyone. As U.S. President, he caught wind of the atrocious [=S3=] program, and sought to prevent its implementation. As usual for Raiden, his assumptions about the Sons of Liberty being power-mad terrorists was a Patriot fabrication; Raiden is forced to do his masters' bidding even to the end.
* HighCollarOfDoom: Solidus' version is both robotic and retractable.
* InLoveWithYourCarnage: Solidus quickly slots back into his
MsExposition: Rose inherits Naomi's old field commander role with Raiden, admiring of providing dossiers on everyone currently inside the bloodshed Big Shell. Partly a subversion, since Rose's material is full of holes and congratulating him on his killings. He had been planning to ditch his troops anyway, and didn't mind serving them up to "The Ripper."
* {{Irony}}: He once stated to President Johnson that "Pawns can never become players." It later turns out he was an UnwittingPawn to the Patriots the entire time.
* KarmicDeath: His dream was to be "inaugurated" on the steps of Federal Hall just like President Washington. (The insurrection happens on the bicentennial of Washington's first term.) [[spoiler:He is instead assassinated on those very steps.]]
* KnifeNut: Possibly. He was seen with a knife in the flashbacks to Liberia according to viral marketing for ''Metal Gear Rising''. The recent (and according to the Facebook page, final) trailer on the site has Solidus giving Raiden a speech on how blades are noble weapons compared to guns shortly before slitting a soldier he had another soldier interrogate regarding a botched mission as a demonstration of what knives do to Raiden.
* LackOfEmpathy: He may try to style himself after Big Boss, but he lacks the compassion and understanding that his father had for allies and enemies alike. For example, what does he do when he finds out that Olga was working as a Patriot spy to save her daughter's life? [[BoomHeadshot Shoot her in the head without hesitation.]]
* LogicalWeakness: Solidus hasn't had time to adjust to
lacking depth perception, and he'll lose track of Raiden if you circle him. His heat-seeking rockets have a weakness, too: Since they home crucial information, requiring Snake to fill in on Raiden, all he has to do is hang from a ledge. The rockets don't know to navigate around the roof and explode harmlessly.
gaps.
* LukeIAmYourFather: It turns out that Solidus was Raiden's ''Godfather''. Unlike other uses of this, it was even foreshadowed earlier when Solidus and Raiden first meet face to face ("Where do I know him from?")
* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: Following
ProphetEyes: [[spoiler:Once the fallout of jig is up, the Shadow Moses affair, Solidus' health was "scheduled to fail him," but he outmaneuvered his bosses and went underground. His only mistake was selecting Ocelot, a Patriot hatchet man, as his agent.
* MeaningfulName: In chemistry, a "solidus" is a temperature that lies somewhere
computerized facsimile of Rose]] flits between a substance's melting point normal irises and freezing point (i.e. its "liquid" form and "solid" form); above which blank ones. The effect is subtle enough that you won't notice it becomes right away.
%%* StatuesqueStunner
* SympathyForTheDevil: In ''[=MGS4=]'', she expresses pity for the B&B Corps upon hearing their heartbreaking backstories, claiming that Liquid is [[BadBoss truly a heartless monster]] for putting them on the frontlines because of their psychological trauma, noting that they'll just keep getting worse until they're
completely solid, and below which it begins the melting process. Similarly, Solidus falls somewhere between his brothers ("Liquid" Snake and "Solid" Snake) in more than one way. Physically, he's an amalgamation of both brothers' genetic traits, being an identical clone of Big Boss with both his dominant and recessive genes. Morally, he's neither an altruistic pacifist like Snake nor an unstable terrorist like Liquid, being a calculating WellIntentionedExtremist trying to bring down the greater evil of the Patriots through violence and manipulation.
** Solidus's codename as U.S. President, "George",
useless. Snake, who is prescient of his desire to kickstart a second American Revolution.
* MilitaryBrat: He's a clone of Big Boss, and
not so sympathetic, agrees on all points, but he also participated as a ChildSoldier (actually, points out that, since they're crazy and thus not just a child soldier, but a child soldier who leads an entire army fighting at their full effectiveness, [[SanityHasAdvantages he has the advantage]].
* TheVamp: Rosemary's real purpose during the simulation is to entice Jack with false promises
of child soldiers) a happy life waiting for him in the Liberian Civil War.
* MotiveRant: Has a damn good one on the rooftop of Federal Hall where he reveals that he wants
city. This incentivices him to destroy the Patriots both to be remembered and to restore the American ideals that the Patriots had taken away.
complete it without question.
* NamedWeapons: His [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana and wakizashi set]] (i.e. daishou), [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic Minshuto ("Democrat") and Kyowato ("Republican")]].
** Possibly, the swords that come with the {{Powered Armor}}s in the setting are also made by Tokugawa Heavy Industries.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: His actions ''did'' leave a twisted legacy. [[spoiler:One inherited by Senator Armstrong in ''Metal Gear Rising.'']]
* NoHonorAmongThieves: President Johnson only colluded with Solidus in return for blackmailing the Patriots into joining their ranks. It was only later that Solidus revealed that he had no intention of cutting a deal with them: he's going to challenge them directly. (Solidus obviously didn't much care for Johnson's plans to become a Patriot himself.)
* OrganTheft: As revealed in [=MGS4=]. The battle with Raiden left Solidus brain-dead (shades of Big Boss again), and later used for transplants to revive Big Boss. Yuck.
* ThePawn:
WomanInWhite: In ''Metal Gear Solid 2'', [[spoiler: it turned out that he was actually helping 2''.
* WriteWhoYouKnow:[[invoked]] Rose is allegedly based on Kojima's wife. In interviews for
the Patriots without his even realizing it until Ocelot made it clear.]]
** In [=MGS4=], [[spoiler:his corpse is used as a decoy for Big Boss' body.]]
* PapaWolf: He did not take it well when
series' 25th anniversary, he learned that remarked on the Patriots had wiped Raiden's memory, and probably stole him from Solidus' home.
* PatrioticFervor: Solidus has a genuine love for America and what
irony of Rose being the U.S. stands for, taking pride most hated woman in seeing himself as a successor to the Founding Fathers. So much so that series, as he's willing to start a new American Revolution to free it often criticized for over-sexualizing his female characters and the world from the Patriots.
giving them unreal personalities.
* PredecessorVillain: In ''Metal Gear Rising''. Although he's been dead for nearly a decade, World Marshal's Sears Program YourCheatingHeart: The Colonel, in an optional Codec conversation onboard Arsenal, will imply that Rosemary was directly inspired by what he put cheating on Raiden and several other children through in Liberia. [[spoiler:Senator Armstrong's ideals for a new, free America are also the Saturday before the mission, although [[spoiler:given what [[MissionControlIsOffItsMeds the Colonel was doing beforehand]], not to mention the fact that it is implied to have been inspired by Solidus.]]
* PresidentEvil: In [=MGS1=], we're told
that the President has tacitly given Sec. Houseman permission he is trying to vaporize Shadow Moses to save face, particularly since REX "stop" Raiden,]] it is a blatantly-crafted loophole to circumvent Solidus' ''own arms treaty'' with Russia and China. The deal goes sour and President Sears is shortly hounded from office; Houseman is executed by the Patriots for refusing to resign and keep quiet about the whole mess.
* ProperlyParanoid: Nearing the end of [=MGS2=], Solidus gives Raiden a speech about how the Patriots intended to protect their own power via massive censorship. Come [=MGS4=], and we see that [[spoiler:Solidus's fears turned out
very unlikely to be quite correct.]]
-->'''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots Old Snake]]:''' [[spoiler:Everything that Solidus feared five years ago...it's all come to pass.]]
* ShedArmorGainSpeed: Somewhat. After he TurnsRed and ditches his "snake arms", he becomes ''much'' faster.
* ShouldersOfDoom: Emphasized by his comically-evil black cape (when he wears it).
%%* SuperSoldier
* TakeOverTheCity: Solidus aims to 'unplug' Manhattan and claim it as his own, in another nod to ''Escape From New York''.
* ThereCanBeOnlyOne: "The world needs only one Big Boss!"
* {{Unperson}}: There is a bitter quality to Solidus, as he suspects that his meager life will be overshadowed by Big Boss if not outright forgotten; the Patriots will make sure of that. Solidus later confesses that the reason he stole Raiden as a child was because he craved a legacy of his own.
* WeHaveReserves: Solidus has some serious buyer's remorse toward Dead Cell. He instructs Ocelot to keep them out of the loop, then reveals that he'd planned to use them as ballast when the Patriots came knocking. (In fairness, Dead Cell had been planning to betray him, anyway.)
* WearingAFlagOnYourHead: [=MGS2=]'s script originally had Raiden slicing a rope off the flagpole at Federal Hall, draping an American flag onto Solidus' dead body (mirroring a President's coffin during a state funeral). This can be interpreted as either sympathy with Solidus' cause (having stopped his revolution and maintained the status quo), or an ironic gesture. However, the visual of an American flag falling from its pole ended up being cut from the final version due to the events of 9/11. The scene, however, was kept in the {{novelization}}.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He wants to free America's founded nature from the threat of the Patriots' controlling nature, as well as having a personal motive of wanting to be remembered somehow, as he isn't able to pass on his genes due to his clone nature. However, in order to do this, he had to organize a terrorist organization in order to do so.
%%* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Despite his appearance looking like someone in his sixties or seventies, he's actually in his ''thirties''. He implies that his appearance was the result of genetic engineering done by the Patriots.
** Confirmed in VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots - [[spoiler:it's explained that the three LET clones had artificially shortened telomeres as a protection mechanism, inducing rapid aging in the two clones that lived long enough to reach that point.]]
true.



[[folder: Sergei Gurlukovich]]
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sergei_6984.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:300:''[-"Russia will rise again. And RAY is the key."''-] ]]
->Voiced By: Osamu Saka (JP), Earl Boen (EN)

->''"After the Cold War ended, my home was bought out by the Americans. Not that ''you'' would understand. Land, friends, dignity...all sold to the highest bidder!"''

The leader of a loose cannon mercenary group and Olga Gurlukovich's father. Seregi was previously involved in Liquid's revolt on Shadow Moses Island; he was the supplier of some of their heavy weaponry and Liquid's Hind D. Since then, Sergei has been working with Revolver Ocelot in the hopes of hijacking Metal Gear [=RAY=] to restore power to Russia. He is predictably stabbed in the back by Ocelot and sinks to the bottom of the bay with the tanker.
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* BadassGrandpa: Literally as well as figuratively.
** BadassMustache: Though not quite as exceptional as Ocelot's.
* BigBadWannabe: His stint at lead villain doesn't last long. Leadership of his troops transferred to Olga, who answers directly to Solidus Snake. (Though she doesn't like it.)
* CruelToBeKind: Sergei attempts to ditch his daughter once the tanker is secured. He assured Olga that, once the ball was rolling, she could leave the mercenary unit and stay in America, telling her that it was a "country of liberty." Olga waves off the extraction chopper, implying that she has no intention of leaving.
* AFatherToHisMen: In a sense, he is the Russian counterpart to Big Boss. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Sergei brought together ex-Soviet soldiers who had nowhere left to go, forming a mercenary army of at least a thousand strong. Olga inherits his leadership role over the Gurlukovich soldiers in the Plant chapter.
* FreudianExcuse: According to his him, Sergei's home was turned into an American weapons depot following the collapse of the USSR.
* TheGhost: Was briefly mentioned in the first ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' as being one of Liquid's backers in his revolution, and his being the reason why Liquid had a Hind D in that game.
* GloriousMotherRussia: With Metal Gear in his clutches, he aims to put Russia back on top again. Sergei feels justified since it was a Russian engineer, Granin, who helped birth the Metal Gear technology.
* GutFeeling: He starts having second thoughts about the tanker assault when he spots a BadMoonRising. Having Ocelot and his pregnant daughter onboard only adds to his sense of anxiety.
* KilledOffForReal: At the end of the Tanker Chapter after getting double-crossed by Ocelot.
* MotiveRant: He doesn't take kindly to Dolph referring to him as a black marketeer. Jamming his Makarov pistol in Dolph's temple, Sergei says he plans to settle his accounts with the U.S. once and for all.
* MysteriousEmployer: During the events of ''Metal Gear Solid 1'', Sergei allies himself with Liquid's terrorist group via Ocelot. Sergei provided them with a Hind D as a down payment for data on the [=REX=] project. The plan was for the Gurlukovich Mercenaries to link up with the Genome Soldiers, though Snake took [=REX=] out of commission before this could happen. In all likelihood, Liquid would have [[NoHonorAmongThieves welshed on his end of the bargain]], anyway, as he dismissed Sergei as a mere politician (rather than a true "[[BloodKnight warrior]]" like himself). Likewise, Sergei had some doubts about whether [=REX=] was as powerful as advertised, telling Ocelot and Liquid to contact him only once [=REX=] had successfully fired a nuke.
* PapaWolf[=/=]MoralityPet: It's very clear that he does deeply care about his daughter, Olga, as well as the well-being of his grandchild. Also, as evidenced in the LameComeback line, he was not pleased with Ocelot's threat against his daughter when the latter betrayed him.
* ProperlyParanoid: Just before the Olga battle, he tells Olga that she should leave, and cited that part of the reason he wants her to leave was because he saw the moon "pale as death" in the storm, and suspected that the mission wasn't going to end well. He's right, but not in the way that even he anticipated, as Ocelot betrays and guns him down in cold blood.
* SayMyName: Sergei weakly calls out his daughter's name as he sinks to the bottom of the tanker's flooded cargo hold.
%%* RenegadeRussian
* YouHaveOutLivedYourUsefulness: Ocelot is quick to cut Gurlukovich and his troops loose once they secure [=RAY=].

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[[folder: Sergei Gurlukovich]]
Emma Emmerich]]
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/sergei_6984.org/pmwiki/pub/images/emmamgs2_9374.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:300:''[-"Russia will rise again. And RAY is the key."''-] ]]
[[caption-width-right:300:''[-"I can't say I like heights... though water's higher on my phobia list."-]'']]
->Voiced By: Osamu Saka Creator/MariaYamamoto (JP), Earl Boen Creator/JenniferHale (EN)

->''"After ->''"Science doesn't exist to benefit the Cold War ended, my home was bought out by world. Science is for the Americans. Not that ''you'' would understand. Land, friends, dignity...all sold individual. For me, it is to realize my dreams."''

Hal's younger step-sister and
the highest bidder!"''

The leader of a loose cannon mercenary group and Olga Gurlukovich's father. Seregi was previously involved in Liquid's revolt on Shadow Moses Island; he was the supplier of some of their heavy weaponry and Liquid's Hind D. Since then, Sergei has been
lead programmer for Arsenal Gear. Why she's working at the plant is anybody's guess, considering she's [[IronicFear terrified of water]]. When they were young, Hal and Emma had a very close relationship, which was ruined when [[spoiler:Hal was seduced by Emma's mother. Hal's father found out and tried to drown himself, but accidentally pulled Emma in too, and Hal couldn't hear Emma screaming because he was with Revolver Ocelot Emma's mother]].

As a young woman [[spoiler:working on developing the AI for Arsenal Gear]], Emma is taken hostage by The Sons of Liberty. Hal asks Raiden to rescue her.
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* AffectionateNickname: Her brother nicknames her "E.E." thanks to her AlliterativeName.
* AgentMulder: Emma's explanation of what the Patriots have or could have done to information ("You know how the alphabet has twenty-six letters? Well, it could have been ''thirty.'' What if the other letters were deleted by a program?") and her [[AppealToIgnorance "justifications"]] ("Have you ever seen a gene? Have you counted them yourself?") make her sound like this to the point that she can come off sounding like [[PoesLaw a parody]].
** Itís worth noting that the whole censored alphabet thing makes much more sense in Japanese as they are not only missing letters, like La Li Lu Le Lo, but ''sounds'' which actually don't exist
in the hopes language (hence the absence of hijacking Metal Gear [=RAY=] to restore power to Russia. He is predictably stabbed the corresponding characters) or, in a stunning result for the linguistic determinist camp, in the back by Ocelot minds of the language's users. Japanese doesn't distinguish between the L-sound and sinks the R-sound, a trait which complicates life for Japanese speakers learning Western languages; moreover, various studies have produced results suggesting that adult Japanese monoglots tend to hear the L-sound as a mispronounced R rather than as a distinct consonant of its own.\\
Contrariwise, almost any sound that isn't represented by a single letter in the English alphabet can be unambiguously represented with a di- or trigraph, e.g. "th" (which in Old English orthography actually did have its own letter) or the "our" in "courier". While this produces its own problems, such as the wide ambiguity of 'ough', what counts in this context is that there are only a very few sounds, such as the click consonants used in several African languages, which are totally unrepresentable in English speech and orthography. It would therefore have been, if not impossible, then at least highly infeasible to replace the "La-Li-Lu-Le-Lo" censoring of the Patriots' name with some equivalent combination of syllables that can't be rendered or correctly understood by English speakers.
** Also probably worth mentioning that she brings these up as hypothetical examples of the ''kinds'' of things Arsenal Gear could do, not necessarily as actual examples.
* AlliterativeName: '''E'''mma '''E'''mmerich. For this reason, Otacon nicknames her "E.E."
* BetterLivingThroughEvil: Emma might just be the only willing participant in the [=S3=] experiment. She only got into this line of work so she could accumulate the resources needed to crush Otacon.
* BringMyBrownPants: Emma pees herself when Raiden first finds her. Slighty averted, due to Emma already wearing black shorts.
* TheCutie: She sure is one cute girl, despite her JerkassFacade towards her brother. [[spoiler:That and the fact that she was never able to break the facade in time makes her death all the more tragic.]]
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler:Died in Otacon's arms]].
* DistressedDamsel: A very classic example of this trope.
* EscortMission: You have to take her from the Shell 2 core
to the bottom Shell 1 core. She can't walk very well due to her being injected with something to keep her from running away, so Raiden has to carry her.
* EvilCounterpart: The script plays her up as a cynical and morally-lacking version of Otacon. Calling Snake with Emma in your party leads to a meeting
of the bay with the tanker.
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* BadassGrandpa: Literally as well as figuratively.
minds: grassroots anti-nuke hacktivist vs. highly-paid government spook.
** BadassMustache: Though * HotScientist
* InsufferableGenius: She is
not quite as exceptional as Ocelot's.
* BigBadWannabe: His stint at lead villain doesn't last long. Leadership
above mocking her rescuer's shortcomings and lack of his troops transferred to Olga, who answers directly to Solidus Snake. (Though computer savvy. Additionally, she doesn't like it.never once expressed remorse for her role in the [=S3=] project. When confronted about it, she remarks that most people are too dumb to notice a pattern when it's staring them in the face.
* JerkassFacade: [[spoiler:Towards Otacon.]]
* KillTheCutie: Especially jarring in that [[spoiler:it happens almost immediately after the EscortMission.]]
* {{Meganekko}}: Interestingly, they're just for show; specifically, an homage to her step-brother.
* LovableCoward: OK, Emma's not really cowardly, but she has so many fears (water, bugs, heights) that she comes across as this anyway.
* NotBloodSiblings: Towards Otacon, but not reciprocated. [[spoiler:After she's been shot, she reveals how she's always wished she could be "closer" to Hal and just wanted Hal to look at her "as a woman."]]
%%* PinkMeansFeminine
* SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids: In Codec conversations, Emma is scornful of Philanthropy's goals and thinks Otacon is little more than a small-time anarchist.
* TheStoolPigeon: Lacerated Larry type: It's strongly implied that she told the Sons of Liberty how to activate Arsenal Gear due to being under the influence of truth serum. This is another parallel to the Shadow Moses mission. (Dr. Hunter was imprisoned once Campbell found out she was a mole, whereupon he deliberated on giving her sodium pentothal.
)
* CruelToBeKind: Sergei attempts SuperDrowningSkills: Played with. She used to ditch his daughter once the tanker is secured. He assured Olga that, once the ball was rolling, she could leave the mercenary unit and stay in America, telling her that it was love water and, according to Otacon, "swam like a "country of liberty.fish." Olga waves off the extraction chopper, implying that she has no intention of leaving.
* AFatherToHisMen: In a sense, he is the Russian counterpart to Big Boss. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Sergei brought together ex-Soviet soldiers who had nowhere left to go, forming a mercenary army of at least a thousand strong. Olga inherits his leadership role over the Gurlukovich soldiers in the Plant chapter.
* FreudianExcuse: According to his
Unfortunately, after her stepdad drowned himself and nearly took her with him, Sergei's home was turned into an American weapons depot following she is completely terrified of water to the collapse of point where she [[SecurityCling clings]] to Raiden and lets him do all the USSR.
swimming.
* TheGhost: Was briefly mentioned in {{Tsundere}}: She spends much time on the first ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' as being one of Liquid's backers in his revolution, and his being the reason why Liquid had a Hind D in that game.
* GloriousMotherRussia: With Metal Gear in his clutches, he aims to put Russia back on top again. Sergei feels justified since it was a Russian engineer, Granin, who helped birth the Metal Gear technology.
* GutFeeling: He starts having second thoughts about the tanker assault when he spots a BadMoonRising. Having Ocelot and his pregnant daughter onboard only adds to his sense of anxiety.
* KilledOffForReal: At the
low end of the Tanker Chapter after getting double-crossed by Ocelot.
* MotiveRant: He doesn't take kindly to Dolph referring to him as a black marketeer. Jamming his Makarov pistol in Dolph's temple, Sergei says he plans to settle his accounts
thermometer. However, she lights up when discussing her childhood with the U.S. once Hal, and for all.
* MysteriousEmployer: During the events of ''Metal Gear Solid 1'', Sergei allies himself
exhibits girly flirtation with Liquid's terrorist group via Ocelot. Sergei provided them Raiden.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes:
** Her step-father's drowning death left her
with a Hind D as a down payment for data on crippling fear of water at an early age. Naturally, by the [=REX=] project. The plan was for time you reach her, the Gurlukovich Mercenaries to link up with the Genome Soldiers, though Snake took [=REX=] hallways leading in and out of commission before this could happen. In all likelihood, Liquid would have [[NoHonorAmongThieves welshed on his end of the bargain]], anyway, as he dismissed Sergei as a mere politician (rather than a true "[[BloodKnight warrior]]" like himself). Likewise, Sergei had some doubts about whether [=REX=] was as powerful as advertised, telling Ocelot and Liquid area she's kept are completely flooded.
** A more minor example: she's also terrified of bugs. So after the long underwater escort, seeing the path
to contact him only once [=REX=] had successfully fired a nuke.
* PapaWolf[=/=]MoralityPet: It's very
the elevator filled with sea lice freaks her out until Raiden can clear that he does deeply care about his daughter, Olga, as well as the well-being of his grandchild. Also, as evidenced in the LameComeback line, he was not pleased with Ocelot's threat against his daughter when the latter betrayed him.
* ProperlyParanoid: Just before the Olga battle, he tells Olga that she should leave,
them away (or knock her out and cited that part of the reason he wants just drag her to leave was because he saw the moon "pale as death" in the storm, and suspected that the mission wasn't going to end well. He's right, but not in the way that even he anticipated, as Ocelot betrays and guns him down in cold blood.
* SayMyName: Sergei weakly calls out his daughter's name as he sinks to the bottom of the tanker's flooded cargo hold.
%%* RenegadeRussian
* YouHaveOutLivedYourUsefulness: Ocelot is quick to cut Gurlukovich and his troops loose once they secure [=RAY=].
elevator).



[[folder:Olga Gurlukovich]]
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[[caption-width-right:300:''[-"Not too shabby, is it? New York, I mean."-]'' ]]
->AKA: [[spoiler:Mr. X]]
-> Voiced by: Kyoko Terase (JP), Creator/VanessaMarshall (EN)

->''"We leave for Russia when this mission is over. I want half the money for that. We're living for ourselves after this."''

A Russian mercenary whom Snake first encounters aboard the tanker, Olga is a tough cookie. She has been raised all her life to be strong, both out of necessity and because her father was a colonel for a Russian private army. She is seen again in the Plant, having inherited her father's unit after the old man died. She may or may not be having [[DoubleAgent her own agenda]]. [[spoiler:She is also being used by the Patriots, who are threatening to kill her child if she doesn't allow for Raiden's mission to succeed. To this end, she disguises herself as a ninja called Mr. X and randomly calls Raiden to give him advice. She dies in the end to save Raiden and her baby.]]
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* ActionGirl: In the Tanker Chapter.
* ActionMom: She's one tough cookie, and she has a daughter.
* AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type II]]: She legitimately cared for her own troops, and hated the fact that she had to betray and kill them off under Patriot orders, even though she had to do it [[spoiler:to [[MamaBear ensure the survival of her child]]]].
* {{Bifauxnen}}: Which actually causes some [[CrotchGrabSexCheck awkwardness]] for the game's ''other'' androgynous platinum blond character when he's mistaken for her.
* BoomHeadshot: How she met her end.
* CheshireCatGrin: Olga can be seen smiling to herself when Snake holds her up on the Tanker. Later, a hapless Raiden also tries it. Sorry, this is one enemy who won't whimper and toss her dog tags if you point a gun.
* ChildSoldier: It is heavily implied that she was born and raised on the battlefield, and that she has nowhere else to go.
* CombatPragmatist: Just like our hero. Olga shoots an overhanging spotlight to blind you, tosses grenades from behind the safety of some crates, and generally makes your job hell.
* DistaffCounterpart: Unlike Meryl, Olga seems closer to how a feminized Snake would look and act. She's handy with a knife, packs a high-caliber handgun (which Snake nicks for his own use), utilizes cover and corner-leaning in battle, dislikes razors, and -- like Solid Snake -- she lives a nomadic existence traveling from one battlefield to the next. Olga also gets a DramaticUnmask through her cap blowing off in the wind, similar to Snake's famous entrances over the years.
* DoubleAgent: Albeit a reluctant one. Solidus calls out her for the wholesale slaughter of her extended "family", and Olga confesses that she's going to Hell for it.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: She did not take having to betray and kill her Gurlukovich comrades very well at all, even though it was [[spoiler:to keep her child alive]].
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Olga possessed a long scar across her face, above her right eye to below her left eye (this is made more apparent in artwork of her, being barely visible in the game itself). Presumably, she got the scar during combat.
* ISurrenderSuckers: Snake attempts -- with some difficulty -- to disarm Olga without taking a thrown knife to the forehead. First, she removes her cap as a means of identification, only to let it blow away in the wind in an attempt to distract Snake. Then she veerrry sloooowly put the knife down, but still within reach so she can easily somersault and grab it. (Much later on, she doesn't even bother pretending to surrender to the neophyte Raiden.)
* KilledOffForReal: In the climax of ''[=MGS2=]''.
* TheLadette: Well, her character model has unshaved armpits, so there's that.
* MamaBear: Tragically exploited by the Patriots as blackmail to ensure she does her part in keeping Raiden alive in the S3 Plan. Basically, she had to kill off the unit she had considered her family, never mind her friends, just to protect Raiden because if she failed, they would [[spoiler:kill her baby]].
* MarriedToTheJob: In her first appearance, Olga values "the unit" more than the seed growing inside of her. We see neither hide nor hair of baby daddy.
* MilitaryBrat: Well, for one thing, her father is both the leader of a pro-communist mercenary group, and he also served in the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan.
* MysteriousInformant: [[spoiler:As Mr. X.]]
* TheNotLoveInterest: Otacon warns him not to get any ideas. But Snake just growls back that he's had enough of tomboys pointing guns at him.
%%* ThePawn
* PregnantBadass: Remember Snake's fight with Olga during the Tanker Chapter? [[spoiler:Well, she was pregnant at the time by at least three months, which served as the primary reason why her father wanted her out of the operation and off the mercenary as soon as possible. [[FridgeHorror Ironically, all the tranquilizers that she took during the fight would have had a negative effect on her developing fetus.]] Thank God Sunny turned out okay.]]
* SamusIsAGirl: Snake couldn't help exclaiming, 'A ''woman?''[='=] after Olga removed her cap. Later, when "Plisskin" briefs Raiden on what to expect from the enemy leader, he's clearly still stung over underestimating Olga on that boat.
-->'''Olga:''' You men. You're all the same.
* SeeYouInHell: Olga stated that she was going to hell for sacrificing the lives of her men, but at least her daughter has a chance. [[spoiler:Solidus concurred, blowing her head off.]]
* VasquezAlwaysDies: Though truthfully, it was Olga's blossoming [[spoiler:maternal instinct which got her killed.]]
* WorthyOpponent: She and Snake first sizing each other up. Snake insists that she toss her bowie knife overboard, knowing she would otherwise just roll and pick it up.
-->'''Olga:''' You know what you're doing.
* YouKilledMyFather: She blames Snake for her father Sergei's death, but later discovers it was Ocelot's doing.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Scott Dolph]]
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[[caption-width-right:300:''[-"The enemy is sometimes closer than you think, gentlemen."-]'' ]]
->Voiced By: Creator/DaisukeGori (JP), Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson (EN)

->''"As a father I want to leave a better world for the future generation. As a soldier, I know that is my duty."''

Fortune's father, and the United States Marines Corps commander in charge of transporting Metal Gear [=RAY=]. He's currently competing with other branches of the military over who gets to develop Metal Gear first -- hence the secrecy. For this indiscretion, he falls under the sword. His death has a DisasterDominoes effect on Dead Cell and causes them to go rogue.

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[[folder:Olga Gurlukovich]]
[[folder: Peter Stillman]]
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/olga_7223.org/pmwiki/pub/images/stillman_8175.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:300:''[-"Not too shabby, is it? New York, I mean."-]'' ]]
->AKA: [[spoiler:Mr. X]]
-> Voiced by: Kyoko Terase
[[caption-width-right:300:''[-"Don't let the fear get to you. When you give into the fear, the darkness comes."-]'']]
->Voiced By: Creator/ShozoIizuka
(JP), Creator/VanessaMarshall Greg Eagles (EN)

->''"We leave for Russia when this mission is over. I want half ->''"His crimes are also mine -- one of omission, and arrogance. No one should teach the money for that. We're living for ourselves after this.skills I taught him without a clear conscience."''

A Russian mercenary whom Snake first encounters aboard the tanker, Olga is a tough cookie. She has been raised all her life to be strong, both out of necessity bomb disposal expert and because her father was a colonel for a Russian private army. She is seen again in the Plant, having inherited her father's unit after the old man died. She may or may not be having [[DoubleAgent her own agenda]]. [[spoiler:She is also being used by the Patriots, who are threatening to kill her child if she doesn't allow for Raiden's mission to succeed. To this end, she disguises herself as a ninja called Mr. X and randomly calls Raiden to give him advice. She dies in the end to save Fatman's mentor. Stillman helps Raiden and her baby.]]
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* ActionGirl: In the Tanker Chapter.
* ActionMom: She's
Plissken defuse several of his student's bombs, and then dies trying to defuse one tough cookie, and she has a daughter.
* AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type II]]: She legitimately cared for her own troops, and hated the fact that she had to betray and kill them off under Patriot orders, even though she had to do it [[spoiler:to [[MamaBear ensure the survival of her child]]]].
* {{Bifauxnen}}: Which actually causes some [[CrotchGrabSexCheck awkwardness]] for the game's ''other'' androgynous platinum blond character when he's mistaken for her.
* BoomHeadshot: How she met her end.
* CheshireCatGrin: Olga can be seen smiling to herself when Snake holds her up on the Tanker. Later, a hapless Raiden also tries it. Sorry, this is one enemy who won't whimper and toss her dog tags if you point a gun.
* ChildSoldier: It is heavily implied that she was born and raised on the battlefield, and that she has nowhere else to go.
* CombatPragmatist: Just like our hero. Olga shoots an overhanging spotlight to blind you, tosses grenades from behind the safety of some crates, and generally makes your job hell.
* DistaffCounterpart: Unlike Meryl, Olga seems closer to how a feminized Snake would look and act. She's handy with a knife, packs a high-caliber handgun (which Snake nicks for his own use), utilizes cover and corner-leaning in battle, dislikes razors, and -- like Solid Snake -- she lives a nomadic existence traveling from one battlefield to the next. Olga also gets a DramaticUnmask through her cap blowing off in the wind, similar to Snake's famous entrances over the years.
* DoubleAgent: Albeit a reluctant one. Solidus calls out her for the wholesale slaughter of her extended "family", and Olga confesses that she's going to Hell for it.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: She did not take having to betray and kill her Gurlukovich comrades very well at all, even though it was [[spoiler:to keep her child alive]].
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Olga possessed a long scar across her face, above her right eye to below her left eye (this is made more apparent in artwork of her, being barely visible in the game itself). Presumably, she got the scar during combat.
* ISurrenderSuckers: Snake attempts -- with some difficulty -- to disarm Olga without taking a thrown knife to the forehead. First, she removes her cap as a means of identification, only to let it blow away in the wind in an attempt to distract Snake. Then she veerrry sloooowly put the knife down, but still within reach so she can easily somersault and grab it. (Much later on, she doesn't even bother pretending to surrender to the neophyte Raiden.)
* KilledOffForReal: In the climax of ''[=MGS2=]''.
* TheLadette: Well, her character model has unshaved armpits, so there's that.
* MamaBear: Tragically exploited by the Patriots as blackmail to ensure she does her part in keeping Raiden alive in the S3 Plan. Basically, she had to kill off the unit she had considered her family, never mind her friends, just to protect Raiden because if she failed, they would [[spoiler:kill her baby]].
* MarriedToTheJob: In her first appearance, Olga values "the unit" more than the seed growing inside of her. We see neither hide nor hair of baby daddy.
* MilitaryBrat: Well, for one thing, her father is both the leader of a pro-communist mercenary group, and he also served in the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan.
* MysteriousInformant: [[spoiler:As Mr. X.]]
* TheNotLoveInterest: Otacon warns him not to get any ideas. But Snake just growls back that he's had enough of tomboys pointing guns at him.
%%* ThePawn
* PregnantBadass: Remember Snake's fight with Olga during the Tanker Chapter? [[spoiler:Well, she was pregnant at the time by at least three months, which served as the primary reason why her father wanted her out of the operation and off the mercenary as soon as possible. [[FridgeHorror Ironically, all the tranquilizers that she took during the fight would have had a negative effect on her developing fetus.]] Thank God Sunny turned out okay.]]
* SamusIsAGirl: Snake couldn't help exclaiming, 'A ''woman?''[='=] after Olga removed her cap. Later, when "Plisskin" briefs Raiden on what to expect from the enemy leader, he's clearly still stung over underestimating Olga on that boat.
-->'''Olga:''' You men. You're all the same.
* SeeYouInHell: Olga stated that she was going to hell for sacrificing the lives of her men, but at least her daughter has a chance. [[spoiler:Solidus concurred, blowing her head off.]]
* VasquezAlwaysDies: Though truthfully, it was Olga's blossoming [[spoiler:maternal instinct which got her killed.]]
* WorthyOpponent: She and Snake first sizing each other up. Snake insists that she toss her bowie knife overboard, knowing she would otherwise just roll and pick it up.
-->'''Olga:''' You know what you're doing.
* YouKilledMyFather: She blames Snake for her father Sergei's death, but later discovers it was Ocelot's doing.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Scott Dolph]]
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/dolph_5064.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:300:''[-"The enemy is sometimes closer than you think, gentlemen."-]'' ]]
->Voiced By: Creator/DaisukeGori (JP), Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson (EN)

->''"As a father I want to leave a better world for the future generation. As a soldier, I know that is my duty."''

Fortune's father, and the United States Marines Corps commander in charge of transporting Metal Gear [=RAY=]. He's currently competing with other branches of the military over who gets to develop Metal Gear first -- hence the secrecy. For this indiscretion, he falls under the sword. His death has a DisasterDominoes effect on Dead Cell and causes them to go rogue.
himself.



* BiTheWay: He was rumoured to be in a romantic relationship with [[DepravedBisexual Vamp]].
* ChekhovsLecture: His speech to the assembled crew of the ''Discovery'' provides the Cliff's Notes for [=MGS1=]. Dolph also hints at a "major player" who's been interfering the RAY project, but he hesitates to mention who. In an Orwellian twist, [=MGS4=] revealed that anybody carrying nanomachines is blocked from speaking the word "Patriots", depriving them of the ability to even define what the conspiracy is about.
* InterserviceRivalry: After the U.S. Army blew its wad with Metal Gear Rex, other branches of the military began to feud over it. Dolph is currently in a race with the Navy to see who will oversee deployment of the next-generation Metal Gears. As it turns out, the Navy (really the Patriots) pinches RAY and tailors it to their own purposes.
* MauveShirt: Assassinated by Ocelot in the name of the Patriots. This is the first time anyone name-dropped the organization, if you don't count Otacon in miscellaneous Codec calls.
* MortonsFork: His goal all along was to maintain a nuclear deterrent.
* PapaWolf: The reason he wasn't willing to allow Fortune, his daughter, to join the military was because he didn't want her to experience the harsh possibility of a nuclear war.
* ProperlyParanoid: He anticipated that several politicians and military personnel would try to stop the project. He was right.
* ThrowItIn: InUniverse example: Snake (and the player) had to sneak into [=RAY=]'s holding chamber during Dolph's speech to photograph RAY and upload the photos, with the timer indicating how long he has left before the speech ends. The timer freezes, however, when he throws a few things into his speech that weren't originally there, such as jokes or stretching exercises.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He wanted to create [=RAY=] out of a genuine belief that it would end nuclear proliferation.
* YourCheatingHeart: It's implied that he still acted as Vamp's lover even while he was still married to his wife.

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* BiTheWay: He was rumoured to be in a romantic relationship with [[DepravedBisexual Vamp]].
* ChekhovsLecture:
BadassBoast: His speech humble, no-frills exterior conceals some degree of manly pride, especially when Snake barks at him to the assembled crew of the ''Discovery'' provides the Cliff's Notes for [=MGS1=]. Dolph also hints at a "major player" who's been interfering the RAY project, but he hesitates to mention who. In an Orwellian twist, [=MGS4=] revealed that anybody carrying nanomachines is blocked from speaking the word "Patriots", depriving them of the ability to even define what the conspiracy is about.
* InterserviceRivalry: After the U.S. Army blew its wad with Metal Gear Rex, other branches of the military began to feud over it. Dolph is currently in a race with the Navy to see who will oversee deployment of the next-generation Metal Gears. As it turns out, the Navy (really the Patriots) pinches RAY and tailors it to their own purposes.
* MauveShirt: Assassinated by Ocelot
stay behind in the name kitchen and keep out of everyone's way. When [[spoiler:Stillman finally reveals that he faked his career-ending injury,]] he lets off some steam about his supposed old age: [[spoiler:"I can keep my footing on catwalks and hike across deserts!"]]
%%* BadassMustache
%%* BaldOfAwesome
* BatDeduction: He deduces that Pliskin is not a Navy SEAL just because he quotes
the Patriots. This mottos of both the Marines and the British SAS, which is even more illogical since Stillman himself recognises both and he isn't a Navy SEAL either. He's ''right'', but the fact that Pliskin knows and quotes two different special forces groups is hardly grounds for that. He also decides that even though Pliskin is an impostor, he can be trusted, based on little more than the vibe he gets from him.
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: [[spoiler:He's
the first time anyone name-dropped to go]] in the organization, if Plant Chapter (if you don't count Otacon in miscellaneous Codec calls.
* MortonsFork: His goal all along
SEAL Team 10), just as [[spoiler:Scott Dolph]] was to maintain a nuclear deterrent.
* PapaWolf: The reason he wasn't willing to allow Fortune, his daughter, to join
in the military was because he didn't want her to experience Tanker chapter.
%%* CoolOldGuy
* CoolTeacher: Pete coaches Raiden through
the harsh possibility hairy task of disarming the bombs. He's full of great quotes:
-->"Put simply, bomb disposal is
a nuclear war.
* ProperlyParanoid: He anticipated that several politicians and military personnel would
one-on-one with fear itself. Don't try to stop run away from it. Instead, acknowledge the project. He was right.
fear, and take it straight on."\\
"Discretion is the key when taking on a bomb. A degree of caution that taxes your sense of meticulousness. Don't confuse this with cowardice, as it is the extreme opposite."
* ThrowItIn: InUniverse example: FaceDeathWithDignity: After falling into Fatman's proximity trigger bomb trap, he calmly calls Snake (and and Raiden on Codec to encourage Raiden and warn Snake to get away from Strut H, accepting that he could not escape in time.
* FallenHero: Not to
the player) had extent that he turned evil, but after [[spoiler:he failed to sneak into [=RAY=]'s holding chamber during Dolph's speech disarm a bomb at a church]], he mainly attempted to photograph RAY and upload the photos, with the timer indicating how long he has left deflect his evident panic attack by faking his leg being lost, although it did him more harm than good before he [[spoiler:atoned for his sins at the speech ends. The timer freezes, Big Shell.]]
* HandshakeRefusal: When "Pliskin" gushes over meeting a fellow legend, Stillman pointedly ignores him and demands to know his credentials. This is not merely Stillman's no-nonsense attitude but also a clue that he doesn't feel worthy of such praise.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:See MyGreatestSecondChance and RedemptionEqualsDeath.]]
* ItsQuietTooQuiet: During the mission to disarm the bombs, Stillman grows uneasy at their seemingly amateurish placement, claiming that their positions are all wrong if Fatman really intended to destroy the Big Shell. Indeed, many of the bombs are placed in comical places, such as in the ladies' room, on a soldier's back.
-->'''Raiden:''' Even Fatman can make mistakes, right?\\
'''Stillman:''' No.
* LikeASonToMe: During this time as an instructor in Maryland, Stillman met his best student, Fatman. Never having had a son, Stillman thought he saw one in Fatman and taught him everything he knew about bombs (including their construction and demolition). What he ''didn't'' tell him,
however, was how to properly utilize that knowledge. This would prove to be a deadly mistake in the future.
* {{Macgyvering}}: He jury-rigs a sensor which can detect Fatman's odorless bombs; ''two'' of them, in fact... while in a ''food pantry''.
* MarriedToTheJob: In 2004, Stillman was called to defuse a terrorist bomb in a famous church. During the disposal, Stillman panicked and fled, leaving the bomb to explode. The church was obliterated along with a nearby playground. Due to not having a family or children, his reputation was the only thing he had and couldn't afford to lose that, so he [[spoiler:faked losing a leg in the explosion]].
* MyGreatestFailure: He panicked
when he throws attempting to disarm a few things into his speech bomb at a church, which blew up and left several victims, including children. He also had to hide the fact that weren't he lost his cool...
** MyGreatestSecondChance: His participating in the Big Shell, and ultimately stopping [[spoiler:the second bomb's detonation after his attempts at disarming the first one fail]].
* ObiWanMoment: Realizing that [[spoiler:he cannot escape Fatman's bomb in time]], he warns Raiden and Pliskin of the proximity trigger, which have a 7 foot radius, and encourages Raiden to dismantle its counterpart in Shell 1. [[spoiler:The bomb then detonates, killing Stillman]] and destroying a large section of Shell 2.
* ObfuscatingDisability: [[spoiler:Peter faked his disability to avoid facing the families of the victims of a bomb he was unable to defuse.]]
* OneLastJob: Now working as a consultant for the NYPD, Stillman is coaxed out of retirement to deal with a cluster of C4 bombs planted on the Big Shell by his former student Fatman. Near the end of the game, Ocelot admits the Patriots "arranged" for Stillman's presence in the plant to fulfill Fatman's conditions for working with them.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: He ends up redeeming himself for his cowardice by willingly [[spoiler:remaining near the bomb at Shell H after getting snared in its proximity sensor]].
* ShoutOut: Stillman's name is a reference to one of the assumed names of the lead character in the ''New York Trilogy'' novel ''City of Glass''. Similarly, according to character designer Yoji Shinkawa, Stillman was
originally there, such as jokes or stretching exercises.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He wanted
intended to create [=RAY=] out be an alternate version of a genuine belief that it would end nuclear proliferation.
Ed from ''VisualNovel/{{Policenauts}}''.
* YourCheatingHeart: It's implied SurpriseCreepy: [[spoiler:Stillman's corpse]] is later discovered by Raiden in the flooded basement of the Shell 2 Core.
* ThrowingOffTheDisability: Knowing
that he still acted can never hope to dismantle Shell 2's bomb through vocal commands, he [[spoiler:finally exposes himself as Vamp's lover even while he was still married a fraud by walking upright]].
* TheWorldsExpertOnGettingKilled: "Demolition is a kind of ideology; it makes no exceptions for time or place." While this statement may seem impressively badass at first glance, it becomes less so after one gives more than one second's thought as
to his wife.what it actually means. The assumption is that Fatman's understanding of demolition is based on Stillman's theories. Stillman also concludes that you need a total of twelve bombs to take the Big Shell out. Actually, [[spoiler:you only need two, placed on opposite ends of the plant]], setting off a chain reaction that would cause the whole structure to tumble. Snake and Raiden were operating on false data from the beginning. Fatman's placement of the baby [=C4s=] seem to mockingly hint at this.



[[folder:Rosemary]]
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rosemarymgs2_6110.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:300:''[-"See me for what I am, okay?"-]'' ]]
->Voiced by: Creator/KikukoInoue (JP), Lara Cody (EN)

->''"Raiden, this is real. And that's why you won't wake up."''

Raiden's girlfriend and a military data analyst who was enlisted by the Colonel as a last-minute addition. Her role is to pacify Raiden and keep him focused on coming home. [[spoiler:Turns out she is a government plant whose real job is to 'analyze' Raiden. But sure enough, [[BecomingTheMask things got out of hand]], and her feelings for Raiden became legit.]]

Reappears in ''Metal Gear Solid 4'' as Snake's psychiatric support. [[spoiler:She's married to Colonel Campbell, to the disgust of everybody. Turns out the marriage was a sham, as it was just a way to protect her and her son from the Patriots until Raiden finished his mission]].

In ''Metal Gear Rising'', [[spoiler:she's living in New Zealand with her son while Raiden is working as a PMC.]]
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* AmbiguousSituation: It's uncertain [[spoiler: for how much of the game "Rose" was actually GW. It could be from any point in the game, but its almost certain that towards the end of the game she is replaced with a GW copy of her. Even then, it's unclear whether or not Rose was even in the mission to begin with.]]
* BecomingTheMask: Throughout ''[=MGS2=]''
* CavemenVsAstronautsDebate: Jack first met Rose in Manhattan. She was discussing ''King Kong'' with some tourists and was about to point them to the wrong skyscraper. Raiden took it upon himself to correct her, and the pair got into a heated debate over whether King Kong featured the Chrysler Building or the Empire State until the tourists left in disgust. This non-event later turns out to have been [[spoiler:a trap set by the Patriots. By pretending to share his taste in pop culture, Rose insinuated herself in Raiden's life without his knowing]].
* ClingyJealousGirl: She expresses a bit of jealousy when Raiden is escorting Emma.
* ConvenientMiscarriage: [[spoiler:Subverted. She only faked a miscarriage to protect her and Raiden's son from the Patriots]].
* DecoyDamsel: The real Rosemary is working offsite in Manhattan and is a spy for the Patriots. She survives the Arsenal crash and rendezvous with Raiden in the epilogue, with both of them promising to drop their masks.
* ElectronicSpeechImpediment: In her last codec call to Raiden in ''[=MGS2=]'' [[spoiler:(before a clearly hostile version of her that is likely an AI resurfaces), as she is getting cut off and the picture turns to static, her voice is slowed down and gets much deeper]]:
--> '''Rose''': Jack! [[spoiler:I'm... I'm carrying... I'm... Pregnant... Jack... Your... Baby.]]
* {{Gainaxing}}: While having Codec conversations with Rosemary in ''Metal Gear Solid 4'', give your controller a few nice hard shakes and watch what happens on the screen... [[{{Squee}} (snickers)]].
* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler:To Raiden.]]
* TheHeart: She spends much time fretting over Snake/Raiden's health like Mei Ling, and also has a propensity to tell anecdotes. A few reviewers have speculated that Rose is a deliberate [[spoiler:subversion of the trope since, unlike Mei Ling, her Codec chatter is both intrusive and useless. Her down-to-earth personality is a smoke screen for pushing the Colonel]]'s agenda, as he more or less admits in the Big Shell's dock. And, unlike Mei Ling, most gamers don't find Rose's diatribes to be cute or refreshing in the slightest. In [=MGS4=], she rejoins the team and fills Para-Medic's old role of quoting from the latest medical books. Also, like Para-Medic, she will chide Snake for unnecessarily killing animals (claiming it's a slippery slope to mental illness).
* HoneyTrap: Raiden first met Rose during a chance encounter in front of the Empire State Building. Rose, of course, [[spoiler:knew that Jack would be there and had been briefed on his psychological profile by the Patiots]], which enabled her to charm him.
* LethalChef: To the point where Raiden admits to Snake that he actually prefers military rations over Rose's home cooking, and has to turn off his cybernetic taste sensors just to get through the meal. Furthermore, when Colonel Campbell finally gets a break from Rose's food, he goes nuts over the taste of army rations, proclaiming it the best food ever. Snake connects the dots and actually gives him his sympathies.
* MeaningfulName: Jack's nickname for her, "Rose", reflects both her personality and her story function; she's beautiful, but every time Raiden reaches out to her, she pricks him with thorns. It's also a reference to the movie ''Film/{{Titanic|1997}}'', where "Jack" and "Rose" become tragic lovers at sea.
* MeetCute: Jack and Rose's connection with the Empire State Building borrows heavily from Hollywood romances like ''Sleepless in Seattle.'' [[spoiler:It is also a fabrication. It was no accident that Rose met Jack that day, nor was her subsequent reappearance as one of Jack's co-workers at the military base]].
* TheMole: [[spoiler:In ''[=MGS2=]''.]]
* MsExposition: Rose inherits Naomi's old role of providing dossiers on everyone currently inside the Big Shell. Partly a subversion, since Rose's material is full of holes and lacking crucial information, requiring Snake to fill in the gaps.
* ProphetEyes: [[spoiler:Once the jig is up, the computerized facsimile of Rose]] flits between normal irises and blank ones. The effect is subtle enough that you won't notice it right away.
%%* StatuesqueStunner
* SympathyForTheDevil: In ''[=MGS4=]'', she expresses pity for the B&B Corps upon hearing their heartbreaking backstories, claiming that Liquid is [[BadBoss truly a heartless monster]] for putting them on the frontlines because of their psychological trauma, noting that they'll just keep getting worse until they're completely useless. Snake, who is not so sympathetic, agrees on all points, but he also points out that, since they're crazy and thus not fighting at their full effectiveness, [[SanityHasAdvantages he has the advantage]].
* TheVamp: Rosemary's real purpose during the simulation is to entice Jack with false promises of a happy life waiting for him in the city. This incentivices him to complete it without question.
* WomanInWhite: In ''Metal Gear Solid 2''.
* WriteWhoYouKnow:[[invoked]] Rose is allegedly based on Kojima's wife. In interviews for the series' 25th anniversary, he remarked on the irony of Rose being the most hated woman in the series, as he's often criticized for over-sexualizing his female characters and giving them unreal personalities.
* YourCheatingHeart: The Colonel, in an optional Codec conversation onboard Arsenal, will imply that Rosemary was cheating on Raiden the Saturday before the mission, although [[spoiler:given what [[MissionControlIsOffItsMeds the Colonel was doing beforehand]], not to mention the fact that it is implied that he is trying to "stop" Raiden,]] it is very unlikely to be true.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: The Sons of Liberty]]

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[[folder:Rosemary]]
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rosemarymgs2_6110.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:300:''[-"See me for what I am, okay?"-]'' ]]
->Voiced by: Creator/KikukoInoue (JP), Lara Cody (EN)

->''"Raiden, this is real. And that's why you won't wake up."''

Raiden's girlfriend and a military data analyst who was enlisted by the Colonel as a last-minute addition. Her role is to pacify Raiden and keep him focused on coming home. [[spoiler:Turns out she is a government plant whose real job is to 'analyze' Raiden. But sure enough, [[BecomingTheMask things got out
!! Sons of hand]], and her feelings for Raiden became legit.]]

Reappears in ''Metal Gear Solid 4'' as Snake's psychiatric support. [[spoiler:She's married to Colonel Campbell, to the disgust of everybody. Turns out the marriage was a sham, as it was just a way to protect her and her son from the Patriots until Raiden finished his mission]].

In ''Metal Gear Rising'', [[spoiler:she's living in New Zealand with her son while Raiden is working as a PMC.]]
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* AmbiguousSituation: It's uncertain [[spoiler: for how much of the game "Rose" was actually GW. It could be from any point in the game, but its almost certain that towards the end of the game she is replaced with a GW copy of her. Even then, it's unclear whether or not Rose was even in the mission to begin with.]]
* BecomingTheMask: Throughout ''[=MGS2=]''
* CavemenVsAstronautsDebate: Jack first met Rose in Manhattan. She was discussing ''King Kong'' with some tourists and was about to point them to the wrong skyscraper. Raiden took it upon himself to correct her, and the pair got into a heated debate over whether King Kong featured the Chrysler Building or the Empire State until the tourists left in disgust. This non-event later turns out to have been [[spoiler:a trap set by the Patriots. By pretending to share his taste in pop culture, Rose insinuated herself in Raiden's life without his knowing]].
* ClingyJealousGirl: She expresses a bit of jealousy when Raiden is escorting Emma.
* ConvenientMiscarriage: [[spoiler:Subverted. She only faked a miscarriage to protect her and Raiden's son from the Patriots]].
* DecoyDamsel: The real Rosemary is working offsite in Manhattan and is a spy for the Patriots. She survives the Arsenal crash and rendezvous with Raiden in the epilogue, with both of them promising to drop their masks.
* ElectronicSpeechImpediment: In her last codec call to Raiden in ''[=MGS2=]'' [[spoiler:(before a clearly hostile version of her that is likely an AI resurfaces), as she is getting cut off and the picture turns to static, her voice is slowed down and gets much deeper]]:
--> '''Rose''': Jack! [[spoiler:I'm... I'm carrying... I'm... Pregnant... Jack... Your... Baby.]]
* {{Gainaxing}}: While having Codec conversations with Rosemary in ''Metal Gear Solid 4'', give your controller a few nice hard shakes and watch what happens on the screen... [[{{Squee}} (snickers)]].
* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler:To Raiden.]]
* TheHeart: She spends much time fretting over Snake/Raiden's health like Mei Ling, and also has a propensity to tell anecdotes. A few reviewers have speculated that Rose is a deliberate [[spoiler:subversion of the trope since, unlike Mei Ling, her Codec chatter is both intrusive and useless. Her down-to-earth personality is a smoke screen for pushing the Colonel]]'s agenda, as he more or less admits in the Big Shell's dock. And, unlike Mei Ling, most gamers don't find Rose's diatribes to be cute or refreshing in the slightest. In [=MGS4=], she rejoins the team and fills Para-Medic's old role of quoting from the latest medical books. Also, like Para-Medic, she will chide Snake for unnecessarily killing animals (claiming it's a slippery slope to mental illness).
* HoneyTrap: Raiden first met Rose during a chance encounter in front of the Empire State Building. Rose, of course, [[spoiler:knew that Jack would be there and had been briefed on his psychological profile by the Patiots]], which enabled her to charm him.
* LethalChef: To the point where Raiden admits to Snake that he actually prefers military rations over Rose's home cooking, and has to turn off his cybernetic taste sensors just to get through the meal. Furthermore, when Colonel Campbell finally gets a break from Rose's food, he goes nuts over the taste of army rations, proclaiming it the best food ever. Snake connects the dots and actually gives him his sympathies.
* MeaningfulName: Jack's nickname for her, "Rose", reflects both her personality and her story function; she's beautiful, but every time Raiden reaches out to her, she pricks him with thorns. It's also a reference to the movie ''Film/{{Titanic|1997}}'', where "Jack" and "Rose" become tragic lovers at sea.
* MeetCute: Jack and Rose's connection with the Empire State Building borrows heavily from Hollywood romances like ''Sleepless in Seattle.'' [[spoiler:It is also a fabrication. It was no accident that Rose met Jack that day, nor was her subsequent reappearance as one of Jack's co-workers at the military base]].
* TheMole: [[spoiler:In ''[=MGS2=]''.]]
* MsExposition: Rose inherits Naomi's old role of providing dossiers on everyone currently inside the Big Shell. Partly a subversion, since Rose's material is full of holes and lacking crucial information, requiring Snake to fill in the gaps.
* ProphetEyes: [[spoiler:Once the jig is up, the computerized facsimile of Rose]] flits between normal irises and blank ones. The effect is subtle enough that you won't notice it right away.
%%* StatuesqueStunner
* SympathyForTheDevil: In ''[=MGS4=]'', she expresses pity for the B&B Corps upon hearing their heartbreaking backstories, claiming that Liquid is [[BadBoss truly a heartless monster]] for putting them on the frontlines because of their psychological trauma, noting that they'll just keep getting worse until they're completely useless. Snake, who is not so sympathetic, agrees on all points, but he also points out that, since they're crazy and thus not fighting at their full effectiveness, [[SanityHasAdvantages he has the advantage]].
* TheVamp: Rosemary's real purpose during the simulation is to entice Jack with false promises of a happy life waiting for him in the city. This incentivices him to complete it without question.
* WomanInWhite: In ''Metal Gear Solid 2''.
* WriteWhoYouKnow:[[invoked]] Rose is allegedly based on Kojima's wife. In interviews for the series' 25th anniversary, he remarked on the irony of Rose being the most hated woman in the series, as he's often criticized for over-sexualizing his female characters and giving them unreal personalities.
* YourCheatingHeart: The Colonel, in an optional Codec conversation onboard Arsenal, will imply that Rosemary was cheating on Raiden the Saturday before the mission, although [[spoiler:given what [[MissionControlIsOffItsMeds the Colonel was doing beforehand]], not to mention the fact that it is implied that he is trying to "stop" Raiden,]] it is very unlikely to be true.
[[/folder]]

Liberty

[[folder: The Sons of Liberty]]In General]]



[[folder: Liquid Ocelot]]
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[[caption-width-right:249: Our raw materials are vintage, brother! Big Boss was in his late fifties when they created his copies! But I...I live on through this arm!]]

After having Liquid Snake's arm grafted onto his [[AnArmAndALeg right stump]], Revolver Ocelot was apparently possessed by the spirit of the former character. Surviving the events of ''Sons of Liberty''', he took over several {{PMC}}s and formed his own version of Outer Heaven. [[spoiler:However, Big Boss at the end of [=MGS4=] reveals that this merger wasn't real.]]

->Voiced by: Creator/BanjoGinga (JP), Creator/CamClarke (''[=MGS2=]'') / Patric Zimmerman (EN)

to:

[[folder: Liquid Ocelot]]
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Solidus Snake]]
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[[caption-width-right:249: Our raw materials are vintage, brother! Big Boss was in his late fifties when they created his copies! But I...I live on through this arm!]]

After having Liquid Snake's arm grafted onto his [[AnArmAndALeg right stump]], Revolver Ocelot was apparently possessed by
org/pmwiki/pub/images/solidus_7032.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:300:''[-"We need to decide which monstrosity will have
the spirit privilege of the former character. Surviving the events of ''Sons of Liberty''', he took over several {{PMC}}s and formed his own version of Outer Heaven. [[spoiler:However, Big Boss at the end of [=MGS4=] reveals that this merger wasn't real.]]

survival.-]"'' ]]
->a.k.a. George Sears, Solid Snake
->Voiced by: Creator/BanjoGinga AkioOhtsuka (JP), Creator/CamClarke (''[=MGS2=]'') / Patric Zimmerman (EN)
John Cygan (EN)

->''"The end of the Patriots' secret rule, liberation of this country -- ''this'' was where it was supposed to begin. This is where freedom ''could have'' been born."''

In the first ''Metal Gear Solid'', Solidus shows up in TheStinger at the end of the game in the role of the U.S. President, and is a major character in the second game. He's the third of Big Boss' clones, a former agent of the Patriots, and Raiden's adopted father. He was once the [=43rd=] President under the alias of George Sears, but was forced to resign from office after Metal Gear REX and the Genome Project soldiers, as well as the events of the Shadow Moses Incident and his involvement in the Sons of Big Boss's actions, were exposed to the public. The Patriots pinned him as the scapegoat, as he'd before advocated against genetic engineering, and becomes a terrorist with the group The Sons of Liberty. He reappears in viral marketing trailers for ''Metal Gear Rising'', though he does not actually appear in the game (other than a couple of references in a few conversations).



* AnArmAndALeg: The reason for his creation: After losing his right arm to the Cyborg ninja, Ocelot used Liquid's arm for a transplant and gradually gained the latter's personality. [[spoiler: By the time of Metal Gear Solid 4 it has been replaced with a robotic arm.]]
* BadassLongcoat: Though he takes it off for the final battle.
* BadassGrandpa: Having a body sixty years old has not slowed down fighting abilities.
* 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. [[spoiler:All to just revive his war buddy!]]
* BigBad: Of ''Metal Gear Solid 4''. [[spoiler: Or maybe not...]]
* DarkIsEvil: His black sunglasses and coat.
* EvilBrit: Gains Liquid's distinct accent in his debut, but it's gone by ''Metal Gear Solid 4''. [[spoiler: This is a hint that the possession is not real.]]
* EvilIsPetty: In his debut appearance, he taunts Snake over the fact that he will soon undergo RapidAging. In Metal Gear Solid 4, he mockingly offers Snake OneLastSmoke before blowing his own cigar smoke into his face.
* FinalBoss: Of ''Metal Gear Solid 4'', and of Solid Snake's storyline as a whole.
* GoodOldFisticuffs: Resorts to fighting Snake with his bare hands in the final battle.
* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: While Snake smokes cigarettes, he has taken up cigars because they were "father's favorite."
* GrandTheftMe: He is the result of Ocelot being possessed by Liquid Snake. [[spoiler: In Metal Gear Solid 4, though, it's revealed that Ocelot is using hypnosis and nanomachines to attain Liquid's personality.]]
* LargeHam: "BROTHEEEERSS!!!"
* {{Nanomachines}}: He makes liberal use of them when it comes to his soldiers. [[spoiler: He also used them to maintain his "possession" ruse.]]
* PsychopathicManchild: He has the personality of Liquid Snake, so this is a given.
* RevolversAreJustBetter: Defied. Not only does he not use Ocelot's trademark revolver when he has the chance, but he switches it out for a single-shot hunting pistol in ''Metal Gear Solid 4''.
* SinisterShades: In ''Metal Gear Solid 4''.
* SecondFaceSmoke: Does this to Snake with cigar smoke.
* VisionaryVillain: [[spoiler: He believes the destruction of the Patriots will bring along a lawless world, but a better one than the previous.]]

to:

* AnArmAndALeg: The reason for [[AlliterativeName Alliterative]] {{Codename}}.
* AndYourLittleDogToo: He casually mentions to Raiden that [[spoiler:he murdered
his creation: After losing his right arm parents to the Cyborg ninja, Ocelot used Liquid's arm for a transplant and gradually gained the latter's personality. [[spoiler: By the time of Metal Gear Solid 4 it has been replaced with a robotic arm.]]
* BadassLongcoat: Though
ensure he takes it off for the could take him in as a child soldier]] before their final battle.
* BadassGrandpa: Having a body sixty years old TheAntiNihilist: Solidus' philosophy befits of the 'middle child' in the Les Enfant Terribles project. He shares the biological determinism of Liquid but, like Solid, he's determined to overcome destiny no matter the cost.
* AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type III]]. WordOfGod stated that Solidus was intended to be of this trope.
* ArchnemesisDad: Plays the role of one for Raiden, having raised him and dozens of other child soldiers. His brutal methods are even remarked upon as being an inspiration for the antagonists of ''Revengeance''. Solidus also
has not slowed down fighting abilities.
his own father figures that he is waging war on - although rather than seeking to humiliate Big Boss and his legacy, Solidus targets the Patriots, who have guided his career from birth to the Presidency he once held.
** His second scene with Raiden heralds a sort of 'rebirth' for the character: he momentarily loses his sneaking suit and is forced to wander around in his birthday suit. Second, the stealth mechanics of the game are stripped away as Raiden becomes accustomed to the HF Blade, his default weapon in the sequels. The FOXHOUND personality was completely fake, and only Raiden's 'father' could expose that fact.
* BadBoss: Displays this in [=''MGS4''=], Solidus would have abandoned Dead Cell and the now-useless Arsenal had their plan been carried to completion. He's also very harsh with his hacking the [=SOP=] System twice causing his henchmen to have mental breakdowns. During his second attempt, lieutenants; 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 Olga begin bickering, he threatens to cut them loose 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. [[spoiler:All to just revive his war buddy!]]
* BigBad: Of ''Metal Gear Solid 4''. [[spoiler: Or
see how well they do finding a new job -- bad news for cold warriors without a Cold War.
-->"The ''worst'' kind of wetworks,
maybe not...]]
* DarkIsEvil: His black sunglasses and coat.
* EvilBrit: Gains Liquid's distinct accent in his debut,
-- but it's gone by ''Metal Gear Solid 4''. [[spoiler: This is a hint that the possession is not real.]]
* EvilIsPetty: In his debut appearance, he taunts Snake over the fact that he will soon undergo RapidAging. In Metal Gear Solid 4, he mockingly offers Snake OneLastSmoke before blowing his own cigar smoke into his face.
* FinalBoss: Of ''Metal Gear Solid 4'', and of Solid Snake's storyline as a whole.
* GoodOldFisticuffs: Resorts to fighting Snake with his bare hands in the final battle.
* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: While Snake smokes cigarettes, he has taken up cigars because they were "father's favorite.
even that's doubtful."
%%* BadassBaritone
* GrandTheftMe: He is BadassBoast: Has quite a few, but one in particular sticks out:
-->'''Solidus:''' Brother, I'm a ''whole'' different game from [[Videogame/MetalGearSolid Liquid!]]
* BadassCape: Until it gets incinerated.
* BadassGrandpa: Inverted. Technically, he's not all that old (only 37 in ''Metal Gear Solid 2''), but thanks to advanced aging, he looks much older. Furthermore, though Solidus styles himself on
the result grizzled, bear-like Big Boss, he relies on powered armor and artificial muscles to keep up with Raiden.
* BestServedCold: As they say, [[Series/TheWire if you come at the King, you'd best not miss.]] After the Patriots tried to put him on ice, Solidus made it his priority to obtain the real names
of Ocelot being possessed by Liquid Snake. the Wiseman's Committee, track them down, and then kill them.
* BigBad: Of ''Metal Gear Solid 2''. He was the GreaterScopeVillain in the original ''Metal Gear Solid'', however.
* BigBadWannabe: By the end of ''Metal Gear Solid 2'', it's clear he was just a puppet in the [[GovernmentConspiracy Patriot's]] scheme.
* CainAndAbelAndSeth: He's the third clone of Big Boss, coming as a surprise to Solid Snake (And proably would have been one to Liquid, too-
[[spoiler: if he'd lived to find out.]])
* ChildSoldier:
In Metal Gear the 1980s, Solidus served in the CIA's paramilitary forces in the Liberian Civil War, eventually commanding a unit of child soldiers [[spoiler:including Raiden]] while only a teenager himself. This was likely to further emulate the life of Big Boss, as Solidus suggests in his final speech. Unlike Solid 4, though, it's revealed that Ocelot Snake, who rejected his genetic legacy, Solidus is using hypnosis in the YouCantFightFate camp.
* TheCoatsAreOff: Solidus' cape is burned off when he first engages his flame jets.
** TurnsRed: In Raiden's battle with him, he eventually disengages his Snake Suit's tentacles
and nanomachines to attain Liquid's personality.ejects them in the air. This greatly increases his speed and dexterity.
* CombatTentacles: The "snake arms" on his exoskeleton suit. He ditches them when he TurnsRed during his boss fight.
* CrucifiedHeroShot: [[spoiler:His outstretched arm as [[spoiler:he tumbles off the roof of Federal Hall.
]]
* LargeHam: "BROTHEEEERSS!!!"
* {{Nanomachines}}: He makes liberal use of them when it comes to
CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[spoiler:While his soldiers. [[spoiler: He also used them to maintain [[DisneyVillainDeath final death]] is not unusual for a [[BigBad villain]], what had sealed his "possession" ruse.fate is: Raiden ''sliced open'' his back with the HF Blade.]]
* PsychopathicManchild: He DarkMessiah: Whatever his motives, Solidus definitely has a giant messiah complex.
* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler:Raiden slices his spine with
the personality katana, causing him to stumble for a bit (apparently his artificial muscles kicked in) before falling to the ground with a sickening crunch.]]
* DualWielding: He wields two swords [[ICallItVera named]] [[ThemeNaming Democrat and Republican]].
* {{Eagleland}}: An [[AntiVillain anti-villainous]] Type 1. Everything that he does in the game is done because he truly believes in the American ideals
of freedom and equality for all. Something that the Patriots have destroyed.
* EvilIsHammy: This guy gives
Liquid Snake, so a run for his money. Twirling his cape for emphasis, exploding with maniacal laughter, {{milking the giant cow}}...and who can forget his ecstatic cry to the heavens, "The '''''SONS''''' of '''''LIBERTY!'''''"
* EyeScream: He loses his left eye following the destruction of the Harrier.
* EyepatchOfPower: Subverted. During the final boss fight, Raiden can exploit Solidus' blind spot. Of course,
this doesn't stop him from gunning down a Metal Gear [=RAY=] [[OffHandBackhand while his back is turned.]]
* EarlyBirdCameo: He was first mentioned in the Meryl ending (and TheStinger for both endings) of ''Metal Gear Solid''.
* FalseFlagOperation: A few. The hostage-taking was all
a given.
feint; Solidus just needed the President's login to activate Arsenal. The nuclear strike wasn't a threat, but rather the final step in Solidus' plan to isolate Manhattan -- and more importantly, the Patriots who were based there. Lastly, Dead Cell plotted to swipe Arsenal Gear out from under his nose, not realizing that it would be a sitting duck without any sea or air support; Solidus' faction would have abandoned them and the now-useless Arsenal had their plan been carried to completion.
* RevolversAreJustBetter: Defied. Not only FateWorseThanDeath: See ThePawn.
* FinalBoss: Of ''[=MGS2=]''.
* GreaterScopeVillain: Of the original ''Metal Gear Solid'', having been behind the Shadow Moses Incident.
* HeelFaceDoorSlam: Solidus' defeat could be considered one. His early career in Liberia notwithstanding, Solidus truly believed in equal rights and freedom of expression for everyone. As U.S. President, he caught wind of the atrocious [=S3=] program, and sought to prevent its implementation. As usual for Raiden, his assumptions about the Sons of Liberty being power-mad terrorists was a Patriot fabrication; Raiden is forced to do his masters' bidding even to the end.
* HighCollarOfDoom: Solidus' version is both robotic and retractable.
* InLoveWithYourCarnage: Solidus quickly slots back into his old field commander role with Raiden, admiring the bloodshed and congratulating him on his killings. He had been planning to ditch his troops anyway, and didn't mind serving them up to "The Ripper."
* {{Irony}}: He once stated to President Johnson that "Pawns can never become players." It later turns out he was an UnwittingPawn to the Patriots the entire time.
* KarmicDeath: His dream was to be "inaugurated" on the steps of Federal Hall just like President Washington. (The insurrection happens on the bicentennial of Washington's first term.) [[spoiler:He is instead assassinated on those very steps.]]
* KnifeNut: Possibly. He was seen with a knife in the flashbacks to Liberia according to viral marketing for ''Metal Gear Rising''. The recent (and according to the Facebook page, final) trailer on the site has Solidus giving Raiden a speech on how blades are noble weapons compared to guns shortly before slitting a soldier he had another soldier interrogate regarding a botched mission as a demonstration of what knives do to Raiden.
* LackOfEmpathy: He may try to style himself after Big Boss, but he lacks the compassion and understanding that his father had for allies and enemies alike. For example, what
does he not use Ocelot's trademark revolver do when he finds out that Olga was working as a Patriot spy to save her daughter's life? [[BoomHeadshot Shoot her in the head without hesitation.]]
* LogicalWeakness: Solidus hasn't had time to adjust to lacking depth perception, and he'll lose track of Raiden if you circle him. His heat-seeking rockets have a weakness, too: Since they home in on Raiden, all he
has to do is hang from a ledge. The rockets don't know to navigate around the chance, roof and explode harmlessly.
* LukeIAmYourFather: It turns out that Solidus was Raiden's ''Godfather''. Unlike other uses of this, it was even foreshadowed earlier when Solidus and Raiden first meet face to face ("Where do I know him from?")
* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: Following the fallout of the Shadow Moses affair, Solidus' health was "scheduled to fail him,"
but he switches outmaneuvered his bosses and went underground. His only mistake was selecting Ocelot, a Patriot hatchet man, as his agent.
* MeaningfulName: In chemistry, a "solidus" is a temperature that lies somewhere between a substance's melting point and freezing point (i.e. its "liquid" form and "solid" form); above which
it out for becomes completely solid, and below which it begins the melting process. Similarly, Solidus falls somewhere between his brothers ("Liquid" Snake and "Solid" Snake) in more than one way. Physically, he's an amalgamation of both brothers' genetic traits, being an identical clone of Big Boss with both his dominant and recessive genes. Morally, he's neither an altruistic pacifist like Snake nor an unstable terrorist like Liquid, being a single-shot hunting pistol calculating WellIntentionedExtremist trying to bring down the greater evil of the Patriots through violence and manipulation.
** Solidus's codename as U.S. President, "George", is prescient of his desire to kickstart a second American Revolution.
* MilitaryBrat: He's a clone of Big Boss, and he also participated as a ChildSoldier (actually, not just a child soldier, but a child soldier who leads an entire army of child soldiers) in the Liberian Civil War.
* MotiveRant: Has a damn good one on the rooftop of Federal Hall where he reveals that he wants to destroy the Patriots both to be remembered and to restore the American ideals that the Patriots had taken away.
* NamedWeapons: His [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana and wakizashi set]] (i.e. daishou), [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic Minshuto ("Democrat") and Kyowato ("Republican")]].
** Possibly, the swords that come with the {{Powered Armor}}s in the setting are also made by Tokugawa Heavy Industries.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: His actions ''did'' leave a twisted legacy. [[spoiler:One inherited by Senator Armstrong
in ''Metal Gear Solid 4''.
Rising.'']]
* SinisterShades: NoHonorAmongThieves: President Johnson only colluded with Solidus in return for blackmailing the Patriots into joining their ranks. It was only later that Solidus revealed that he had no intention of cutting a deal with them: he's going to challenge them directly. (Solidus obviously didn't much care for Johnson's plans to become a Patriot himself.)
* OrganTheft: As revealed in [=MGS4=]. The battle with Raiden left Solidus brain-dead (shades of Big Boss again), and later used for transplants to revive Big Boss. Yuck.
* ThePawn:
In ''Metal Gear Solid 4''.
* SecondFaceSmoke: Does this to Snake with cigar smoke.
* VisionaryVillain:
2'', [[spoiler: He believes it turned out that he was actually helping the destruction Patriots without his even realizing it until Ocelot made it clear.]]
** In [=MGS4=], [[spoiler:his corpse is used as a decoy for Big Boss' body.]]
* PapaWolf: He did not take it well when he learned that the Patriots had wiped Raiden's memory, and probably stole him from Solidus' home.
* PatrioticFervor: Solidus has a genuine love for America and what the U.S. stands for, taking pride in seeing himself as a successor to the Founding Fathers. So much so that he's willing to start a new American Revolution to free it and the world from the Patriots.
* PredecessorVillain: In ''Metal Gear Rising''. Although he's been dead for nearly a decade, World Marshal's Sears Program was directly inspired by what he put Raiden and several other children through in Liberia. [[spoiler:Senator Armstrong's ideals for a new, free America are also implied to have been inspired by Solidus.]]
* PresidentEvil: In [=MGS1=], we're told that the President has tacitly given Sec. Houseman permission to vaporize Shadow Moses to save face, particularly since REX is a blatantly-crafted loophole to circumvent Solidus' ''own arms treaty'' with Russia and China. The deal goes sour and President Sears is shortly hounded from office; Houseman is executed by the Patriots for refusing to resign and keep quiet about the whole mess.
* ProperlyParanoid: Nearing the end
of [=MGS2=], Solidus gives Raiden a speech about how the Patriots intended to protect their own power via massive censorship. Come [=MGS4=], and we see that [[spoiler:Solidus's fears turned out to be quite correct.]]
-->'''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots Old Snake]]:''' [[spoiler:Everything that Solidus feared five years ago...it's all come to pass.]]
* ShedArmorGainSpeed: Somewhat. After he TurnsRed and ditches his "snake arms", he becomes ''much'' faster.
* ShouldersOfDoom: Emphasized by his comically-evil black cape (when he wears it).
%%* SuperSoldier
* TakeOverTheCity: Solidus aims to 'unplug' Manhattan and claim it as his own, in another nod to ''Escape From New York''.
* ThereCanBeOnlyOne: "The world needs only one Big Boss!"
* {{Unperson}}: There is a bitter quality to Solidus, as he suspects that his meager life will be overshadowed by Big Boss if not outright forgotten;
the Patriots will bring along a lawless world, but a better one than make sure of that. Solidus later confesses that the previous.reason he stole Raiden as a child was because he craved a legacy of his own.
* WeHaveReserves: Solidus has some serious buyer's remorse toward Dead Cell. He instructs Ocelot to keep them out of the loop, then reveals that he'd planned to use them as ballast when the Patriots came knocking. (In fairness, Dead Cell had been planning to betray him, anyway.)
* WearingAFlagOnYourHead: [=MGS2=]'s script originally had Raiden slicing a rope off the flagpole at Federal Hall, draping an American flag onto Solidus' dead body (mirroring a President's coffin during a state funeral). This can be interpreted as either sympathy with Solidus' cause (having stopped his revolution and maintained the status quo), or an ironic gesture. However, the visual of an American flag falling from its pole ended up being cut from the final version due to the events of 9/11. The scene, however, was kept in the {{novelization}}.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He wants to free America's founded nature from the threat of the Patriots' controlling nature, as well as having a personal motive of wanting to be remembered somehow, as he isn't able to pass on his genes due to his clone nature. However, in order to do this, he had to organize a terrorist organization in order to do so.
%%* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds
* YoungerThanTheyLook: Despite his appearance looking like someone in his sixties or seventies, he's actually in his ''thirties''. He implies that his appearance was the result of genetic engineering done by the Patriots.
** Confirmed in VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots - [[spoiler:it's explained that the three LET clones had artificially shortened telomeres as a protection mechanism, inducing rapid aging in the two clones that lived long enough to reach that point.
]]



[[folder: Helena Dolph Jackson[=/=]Fortune]]
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[[caption-width-right:300:''[-"Today is another bad day."-]'' ]]
->Voiced by: Creator/YumiTouma (JP), Maura Gale (EN)

->''"Maybe ''you'' can give me death? My name is Fortune. Lucky in war and nothing else. "''

The second-in-command of Dead Cell, with the miraculous ability to avoid death. She erroneously believes that story that Solid Snake was responsible for her father's death. With Colonel Jackson thrown into the clink, Fortune becomes the de facto leader of Dead Cell.

to:

[[folder: Helena Dolph Jackson[=/=]Fortune]]
Sergei Gurlukovich]]
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[[caption-width-right:300:''[-"Today [[caption-width-right:300:''[-"Russia will rise again. And RAY is another bad day."-]'' the key."''-] ]]
->Voiced by: Creator/YumiTouma By: Osamu Saka (JP), Maura Gale Earl Boen (EN)

->''"Maybe ->''"After the Cold War ended, my home was bought out by the Americans. Not that ''you'' can give me death? My name is Fortune. Lucky in war and nothing else. "''

would understand. Land, friends, dignity...all sold to the highest bidder!"''

The second-in-command of Dead Cell, with the miraculous ability to avoid death. She erroneously believes that story that Solid Snake was responsible for her father's death. With Colonel Jackson thrown into the clink, Fortune becomes the de facto leader of Dead Cell. a loose cannon mercenary group and Olga Gurlukovich's father. Seregi was previously involved in Liquid's revolt on Shadow Moses Island; he was the supplier of some of their heavy weaponry and Liquid's Hind D. Since then, Sergei has been working with Revolver Ocelot in the hopes of hijacking Metal Gear [=RAY=] to restore power to Russia. He is predictably stabbed in the back by Ocelot and sinks to the bottom of the bay with the tanker.



* {{BFG}}: Her weapon is a large and somewhat impractical rail gun.
** In a way, it's also due to her "powers" that she's even capable of using it, going by Rosemary's statements in a Codec call.
* BizarreHumanBiology: [[spoiler:She was born with her heart on the ''right'' side, due to ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Situs_inversus situs inversus]]''. It briefly prolongs her life expectancy when Revolver Ocelot decides to off her with a shot to the heart, while ''forgetting'' that little fact.]]
* BlessedWithSuck: She has mixed feelings towards her ability. Lampshaded in a cutscene when Raiden fires blindly around a corner, accidentally(!) plugging Vamp in the forehead when Fortune deflects his bullet.
* BloodFromTheMouth: After getting lungshot like Wolf. (Ocelot was aiming for the heart, but hers is on the right.)
* BornLucky: To the Nth degree.
* BrokenBird: Symbolized by her kinship with the Big Shell's seagulls. "I'll see you again someday."
* BulletDodgesYou: A type 2 case. Bullets avoid her, and grenades don't explode when they land near her, [[DeathSeeker much to her consternation]].
* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: Once Ocelot removes her jamming device, he shoots her in the chest and calls it a day. Nevertheless, she staggers to her feet and seems to channel Lady Luck once again; Ocelot's missile barrage goes completely haywire, exhausting [=RAY's=] ammo and protecting Raiden and company from harm.
** Possibly the jammer didn't get completely shut off, or a jolt of bioelectricity caused by the andrenaline of her dying gave it enough juice to deflect the barrage. remember bad in the naked snake days the Fear had a Active camo prototype that worked with his bioelectricity.
--->'''Ocelot:''' [[BigWhat What!?]] [[ThisCannotBe Impossible!]]
* CollapsingCeilingBoss: Her gun will reduce wooden crates to so much kindling. After awhile, Fortune gets bored and starts blasting at the rafters, causing debris and light fixtures to rain down on poor Raiden.
* DarkSkinnedBlond: Just like her father.
* DeathSeeker: "KILL ME NOW!"
%%* DeterminedWidow
%%* DeusAngstMachina
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Fortune's orgasmic, "Kill me ''now!''" during her boss fight raises an eyebrow or two. As does her jeering at Raiden for coming up short: You can keep firing your SOCOM, but she'll just mock your inability to shoot straight. (Erm...)
* EvilLaugh: Targeting her with the SOCOM will only amuse Fortune.
* HopelessBossFight: You fight her once, and the time spent fighting her is trying to avoid being hit by her railgun blasts until the colonel calls you. On the Extreme difficulty, survive her onslaught is almost a puzzle in itself.
* LeotardOfPower: Like the rest of Dead Cell, she wears a khaki trenchcoat, but ditches it onboard Arsenal.
* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: In the end, it's not clear if the Patriots planted a second EM device on her or if she really was Lady Luck.
* MilitaryBrat: Her father is Scott Dolph, the commandant of the Marine Corps killed in the tanker chapter.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Vamp has Pliskin completely at his mercy, but spares him once he picks up Snake's scent, knowing that Fortune has already called dibs. This is an inversion; Fortune not only wants to kill Snake, but believes he's the only adversary able to kill ''her'' as well.
* ThePawn: The Patriots used her for their own goals.
* PetTheDog: She apologizes to birds caught up in the path of her railgun. Granted, she has just finished slaughtering the remnants of Seal Team 10 and watching dead-eyed as they fall to their deaths, so it's very eerie.
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Vamp: Snake tells Raiden that while they're closer than friends, they're not lovers.
* RunOrDie: Since Fortune can't be targeted, Raiden can only outlast her until the elevator arrives.
* ShesGotLegs: Just about every scene she's in introduces her with the camera slowly panning up those long legs of hers.
* TogetherInDeath: She expresses hope in seeing Dolph and Jackson again as she dies.
* WaveMotionGun: See {{BFG}}.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Vamp and Fortune want to destroy Manhattan (which was also against Solidus' supposed goals) as their revenge against the Patriots for their involvement in the destruction of Dead Cell's unit, and presumably for framing Dead Cell for terrorist actions that the Patriots orchestrated. Not to mention the pain they endured from the deaths of Scott Dolph and Colonel Jackson. Unfortunately, they ended up being used by them anyways.
%%* YouKilledMyFather

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* {{BFG}}: Her weapon is a large and somewhat impractical rail gun.
BadassGrandpa: Literally as well as figuratively.
** In a way, it's also due to her "powers" that she's even capable BadassMustache: Though not quite as exceptional as Ocelot's.
* BigBadWannabe: His stint at lead villain doesn't last long. Leadership
of using it, going by Rosemary's statements in a Codec call.
* BizarreHumanBiology: [[spoiler:She was born with her heart on the ''right'' side, due to ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Situs_inversus situs inversus]]''. It briefly prolongs her life expectancy when Revolver Ocelot decides to off her with a shot to the heart, while ''forgetting'' that little fact.]]
* BlessedWithSuck: She has mixed feelings towards her ability. Lampshaded in a cutscene when Raiden fires blindly around a corner, accidentally(!) plugging Vamp in the forehead when Fortune deflects
his bullet.
* BloodFromTheMouth: After getting lungshot
troops transferred to Olga, who answers directly to Solidus Snake. (Though she doesn't like Wolf. (Ocelot was aiming for the heart, but hers is on the right.it.)
* BornLucky: To CruelToBeKind: Sergei attempts to ditch his daughter once the Nth degree.
* BrokenBird: Symbolized by
tanker is secured. He assured Olga that, once the ball was rolling, she could leave the mercenary unit and stay in America, telling her kinship that it was a "country of liberty." Olga waves off the extraction chopper, implying that she has no intention of leaving.
* AFatherToHisMen: In a sense, he is the Russian counterpart to Big Boss. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Sergei brought together ex-Soviet soldiers who had nowhere left to go, forming a mercenary army of at least a thousand strong. Olga inherits his leadership role over the Gurlukovich soldiers in the Plant chapter.
* FreudianExcuse: According to his him, Sergei's home was turned into an American weapons depot following the collapse of the USSR.
* TheGhost: Was briefly mentioned in the first ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' as being one of Liquid's backers in his revolution, and his being the reason why Liquid had a Hind D in that game.
* GloriousMotherRussia: With Metal Gear in his clutches, he aims to put Russia back on top again. Sergei feels justified since it was a Russian engineer, Granin, who helped birth the Metal Gear technology.
* GutFeeling: He starts having second thoughts about the tanker assault when he spots a BadMoonRising. Having Ocelot and his pregnant daughter onboard only adds to his sense of anxiety.
* KilledOffForReal: At the end of the Tanker Chapter after getting double-crossed by Ocelot.
* MotiveRant: He doesn't take kindly to Dolph referring to him as a black marketeer. Jamming his Makarov pistol in Dolph's temple, Sergei says he plans to settle his accounts
with the Big Shell's seagulls. "I'll see you again someday."
* BulletDodgesYou: A type 2 case. Bullets avoid her,
U.S. once and grenades don't explode when they land near her, [[DeathSeeker much for all.
* MysteriousEmployer: During the events of ''Metal Gear Solid 1'', Sergei allies himself with Liquid's terrorist group via Ocelot. Sergei provided them with a Hind D as a down payment for data on the [=REX=] project. The plan was for the Gurlukovich Mercenaries
to her consternation]].
* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: Once
link up with the Genome Soldiers, though Snake took [=REX=] out of commission before this could happen. In all likelihood, Liquid would have [[NoHonorAmongThieves welshed on his end of the bargain]], anyway, as he dismissed Sergei as a mere politician (rather than a true "[[BloodKnight warrior]]" like himself). Likewise, Sergei had some doubts about whether [=REX=] was as powerful as advertised, telling Ocelot removes her jamming device, and Liquid to contact him only once [=REX=] had successfully fired a nuke.
* PapaWolf[=/=]MoralityPet: It's very clear that
he shoots her does deeply care about his daughter, Olga, as well as the well-being of his grandchild. Also, as evidenced in the chest and calls it a day. Nevertheless, she staggers to her feet and seems to channel Lady Luck once again; LameComeback line, he was not pleased with Ocelot's missile barrage goes completely haywire, exhausting [=RAY's=] ammo and protecting Raiden and company from harm.
** Possibly the jammer didn't get completely shut off, or a jolt of bioelectricity caused by the andrenaline of her dying gave it enough juice to deflect the barrage. remember bad in the naked snake days the Fear had a Active camo prototype that worked with his bioelectricity.
--->'''Ocelot:''' [[BigWhat What!?]] [[ThisCannotBe Impossible!]]
* CollapsingCeilingBoss: Her gun will reduce wooden crates to so much kindling. After awhile, Fortune gets bored and starts blasting at the rafters, causing debris and light fixtures to rain down on poor Raiden.
* DarkSkinnedBlond: Just like her father.
* DeathSeeker: "KILL ME NOW!"
%%* DeterminedWidow
%%* DeusAngstMachina
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Fortune's orgasmic, "Kill me ''now!''" during her boss fight raises an eyebrow or two. As does her jeering at Raiden for coming up short: You can keep firing your SOCOM, but she'll just mock your inability to shoot straight. (Erm...)
* EvilLaugh: Targeting her with the SOCOM will only amuse Fortune.
* HopelessBossFight: You fight her once, and the time spent fighting her is trying to avoid being hit by her railgun blasts until the colonel calls you. On the Extreme difficulty, survive her onslaught is almost a puzzle in itself.
* LeotardOfPower: Like the rest of Dead Cell, she wears a khaki trenchcoat, but ditches it onboard Arsenal.
* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: In the end, it's not clear if the Patriots planted a second EM device on her or if she really was Lady Luck.
* MilitaryBrat: Her father is Scott Dolph, the commandant of the Marine Corps killed in the tanker chapter.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Vamp has Pliskin completely at his mercy, but spares him once he picks up Snake's scent, knowing that Fortune has already called dibs. This is an inversion; Fortune not only wants to kill Snake, but believes he's the only adversary able to kill ''her'' as well.
* ThePawn: The Patriots used her for their own goals.
* PetTheDog: She apologizes to birds caught up in the path of her railgun. Granted, she has just finished slaughtering the remnants of Seal Team 10 and watching dead-eyed as they fall to their deaths, so it's very eerie.
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Vamp: Snake tells Raiden that while they're closer than friends, they're not lovers.
* RunOrDie: Since Fortune can't be targeted, Raiden can only outlast her until the elevator arrives.
* ShesGotLegs: Just about every scene she's in introduces her with the camera slowly panning up those long legs of hers.
* TogetherInDeath: She expresses hope in seeing Dolph and Jackson again as she dies.
* WaveMotionGun: See {{BFG}}.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Vamp and Fortune want to destroy Manhattan (which was also
threat against Solidus' supposed goals) as their revenge against his daughter when the Patriots for their involvement latter betrayed him.
* ProperlyParanoid: Just before the Olga battle, he tells Olga that she should leave, and cited that part of the reason he wants her to leave was because he saw the moon "pale as death"
in the destruction of Dead Cell's unit, storm, and presumably for framing Dead Cell for terrorist actions suspected that the Patriots orchestrated. Not mission wasn't going to mention end well. He's right, but not in the pain way that even he anticipated, as Ocelot betrays and guns him down in cold blood.
* SayMyName: Sergei weakly calls out his daughter's name as he sinks to the bottom of the tanker's flooded cargo hold.
%%* RenegadeRussian
* YouHaveOutLivedYourUsefulness: Ocelot is quick to cut Gurlukovich and his troops loose once
they endured from the deaths of Scott Dolph and Colonel Jackson. Unfortunately, they ended up being used by them anyways.
%%* YouKilledMyFather
secure [=RAY=].



[[folder:Vamp]]
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[[caption-width-right:300:''[-"Hell had no vacancies."-]'' ]]
->Voiced by: RyotaroOkiayu (JP, [=MGS2=]), Shinya Tsukamoto (JP, [=MGS4=]), Creator/PhilLaMarr (EN)

->''"I died once already. I cannot die twice."''

Vamp is an apparently immortal Romanian with a penchant for knives and a taste for blood. He was once involved with Commander Scott Dolph before becoming close with Dolph's daughter Helena/Fortune.

In the fourth game, he begins to look for a WorthyOpponent who can finally finish him -- Raiden.

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[[folder:Vamp]]
[[folder:Olga Gurlukovich]]
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[[caption-width-right:300:''[-"Hell had no vacancies.[[caption-width-right:300:''[-"Not too shabby, is it? New York, I mean."-]'' ]]
->Voiced ->AKA: [[spoiler:Mr. X]]
-> Voiced
by: RyotaroOkiayu (JP, [=MGS2=]), Shinya Tsukamoto (JP, [=MGS4=]), Creator/PhilLaMarr Kyoko Terase (JP), Creator/VanessaMarshall (EN)

->''"I died once already. ->''"We leave for Russia when this mission is over. I cannot die twice.want half the money for that. We're living for ourselves after this."''

Vamp A Russian mercenary whom Snake first encounters aboard the tanker, Olga is an apparently immortal Romanian with a penchant for knives tough cookie. She has been raised all her life to be strong, both out of necessity and a taste for blood. He because her father was once involved with Commander Scott Dolph before becoming close with Dolph's daughter Helena/Fortune.

In the fourth game, he begins to look
a colonel for a WorthyOpponent Russian private army. She is seen again in the Plant, having inherited her father's unit after the old man died. She may or may not be having [[DoubleAgent her own agenda]]. [[spoiler:She is also being used by the Patriots, who can finally finish are threatening to kill her child if she doesn't allow for Raiden's mission to succeed. To this end, she disguises herself as a ninja called Mr. X and randomly calls Raiden to give him -- Raiden.advice. She dies in the end to save Raiden and her baby.]]



* ActionGirl: In the Tanker Chapter.
* ActionMom: She's one tough cookie, and she has a daughter.
* AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type II]]: She legitimately cared for her own troops, and hated the fact that she had to betray and kill them off under Patriot orders, even though she had to do it [[spoiler:to [[MamaBear ensure the survival of her child]]]].
* {{Bifauxnen}}: Which actually causes some [[CrotchGrabSexCheck awkwardness]] for the game's ''other'' androgynous platinum blond character when he's mistaken for her.
* BoomHeadshot: How she met her end.
* CheshireCatGrin: Olga can be seen smiling to herself when Snake holds her up on the Tanker. Later, a hapless Raiden also tries it. Sorry, this is one enemy who won't whimper and toss her dog tags if you point a gun.
* ChildSoldier: It is heavily implied that she was born and raised on the battlefield, and that she has nowhere else to go.
* CombatPragmatist: Just like our hero. Olga shoots an overhanging spotlight to blind you, tosses grenades from behind the safety of some crates, and generally makes your job hell.
* DistaffCounterpart: Unlike Meryl, Olga seems closer to how a feminized Snake would look and act. She's handy with a knife, packs a high-caliber handgun (which Snake nicks for his own use), utilizes cover and corner-leaning in battle, dislikes razors, and -- like Solid Snake -- she lives a nomadic existence traveling from one battlefield to the next. Olga also gets a DramaticUnmask through her cap blowing off in the wind, similar to Snake's famous entrances over the years.
* DoubleAgent: Albeit a reluctant one. Solidus calls out her for the wholesale slaughter of her extended "family", and Olga confesses that she's going to Hell for it.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: She did not take having to betray and kill her Gurlukovich comrades very well at all, even though it was [[spoiler:to keep her child alive]].
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Olga possessed a long scar across her face, above her right eye to below her left eye (this is made more apparent in artwork of her, being barely visible in the game itself). Presumably, she got the scar during combat.
* ISurrenderSuckers: Snake attempts -- with some difficulty -- to disarm Olga without taking a thrown knife to the forehead. First, she removes her cap as a means of identification, only to let it blow away in the wind in an attempt to distract Snake. Then she veerrry sloooowly put the knife down, but still within reach so she can easily somersault and grab it. (Much later on, she doesn't even bother pretending to surrender to the neophyte Raiden.)
* KilledOffForReal: In the climax of ''[=MGS2=]''.
* TheLadette: Well, her character model has unshaved armpits, so there's that.
* MamaBear: Tragically exploited by the Patriots as blackmail to ensure she does her part in keeping Raiden alive in the S3 Plan. Basically, she had to kill off the unit she had considered her family, never mind her friends, just to protect Raiden because if she failed, they would [[spoiler:kill her baby]].
* MarriedToTheJob: In her first appearance, Olga values "the unit" more than the seed growing inside of her. We see neither hide nor hair of baby daddy.
* MilitaryBrat: Well, for one thing, her father is both the leader of a pro-communist mercenary group, and he also served in the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan.
* MysteriousInformant: [[spoiler:As Mr. X.]]
* TheNotLoveInterest: Otacon warns him not to get any ideas. But Snake just growls back that he's had enough of tomboys pointing guns at him.
%%* ThePawn
* PregnantBadass: Remember Snake's fight with Olga during the Tanker Chapter? [[spoiler:Well, she was pregnant at the time by at least three months, which served as the primary reason why her father wanted her out of the operation and off the mercenary as soon as possible. [[FridgeHorror Ironically, all the tranquilizers that she took during the fight would have had a negative effect on her developing fetus.]] Thank God Sunny turned out okay.]]
* SamusIsAGirl: Snake couldn't help exclaiming, 'A ''woman?''[='=] after Olga removed her cap. Later, when "Plisskin" briefs Raiden on what to expect from the enemy leader, he's clearly still stung over underestimating Olga on that boat.
-->'''Olga:''' You men. You're all the same.
* SeeYouInHell: Olga stated that she was going to hell for sacrificing the lives of her men, but at least her daughter has a chance. [[spoiler:Solidus concurred, blowing her head off.]]
* VasquezAlwaysDies: Though truthfully, it was Olga's blossoming [[spoiler:maternal instinct which got her killed.]]
* WorthyOpponent: She and Snake first sizing each other up. Snake insists that she toss her bowie knife overboard, knowing she would otherwise just roll and pick it up.
-->'''Olga:''' You know what you're doing.
* YouKilledMyFather: She blames Snake for her father Sergei's death, but later discovers it was Ocelot's doing.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Helena Dolph Jackson[=/=]Fortune]]
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/fortune_5806.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:300:''[-"Today is another bad day."-]'' ]]
->Voiced by: Creator/YumiTouma (JP), Maura Gale (EN)

->''"Maybe ''you'' can give me death? My name is Fortune. Lucky in war and nothing else. "''

The second-in-command of Dead Cell, with the miraculous ability to avoid death. She erroneously believes that story that Solid Snake was responsible for her father's death. With Colonel Jackson thrown into the clink, Fortune becomes the de facto leader of Dead Cell.
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* {{BFG}}: Her weapon is a large and somewhat impractical rail gun.
** In a way, it's also due to her "powers" that she's even capable of using it, going by Rosemary's statements in a Codec call.
* BizarreHumanBiology: [[spoiler:She was born with her heart on the ''right'' side, due to ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Situs_inversus situs inversus]]''. It briefly prolongs her life expectancy when Revolver Ocelot decides to off her with a shot to the heart, while ''forgetting'' that little fact.]]
* BlessedWithSuck: She has mixed feelings towards her ability. Lampshaded in a cutscene when Raiden fires blindly around a corner, accidentally(!) plugging Vamp in the forehead when Fortune deflects his bullet.
* BloodFromTheMouth: After getting lungshot like Wolf. (Ocelot was aiming for the heart, but hers is on the right.)
* BornLucky: To the Nth degree.
* BrokenBird: Symbolized by her kinship with the Big Shell's seagulls. "I'll see you again someday."
* BulletDodgesYou: A type 2 case. Bullets avoid her, and grenades don't explode when they land near her, [[DeathSeeker much to her consternation]].
* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: Once Ocelot removes her jamming device, he shoots her in the chest and calls it a day. Nevertheless, she staggers to her feet and seems to channel Lady Luck once again; Ocelot's missile barrage goes completely haywire, exhausting [=RAY's=] ammo and protecting Raiden and company from harm.
** Possibly the jammer didn't get completely shut off, or a jolt of bioelectricity caused by the andrenaline of her dying gave it enough juice to deflect the barrage. remember bad in the naked snake days the Fear had a Active camo prototype that worked with his bioelectricity.
--->'''Ocelot:''' [[BigWhat What!?]] [[ThisCannotBe Impossible!]]
* CollapsingCeilingBoss: Her gun will reduce wooden crates to so much kindling. After awhile, Fortune gets bored and starts blasting at the rafters, causing debris and light fixtures to rain down on poor Raiden.
* DarkSkinnedBlond: Just like her father.
* DeathSeeker: "KILL ME NOW!"
%%* DeterminedWidow
%%* DeusAngstMachina
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Fortune's orgasmic, "Kill me ''now!''" during her boss fight raises an eyebrow or two. As does her jeering at Raiden for coming up short: You can keep firing your SOCOM, but she'll just mock your inability to shoot straight. (Erm...)
* EvilLaugh: Targeting her with the SOCOM will only amuse Fortune.
* HopelessBossFight: You fight her once, and the time spent fighting her is trying to avoid being hit by her railgun blasts until the colonel calls you. On the Extreme difficulty, survive her onslaught is almost a puzzle in itself.
* LeotardOfPower: Like the rest of Dead Cell, she wears a khaki trenchcoat, but ditches it onboard Arsenal.
* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: In the end, it's not clear if the Patriots planted a second EM device on her or if she really was Lady Luck.
* MilitaryBrat: Her father is Scott Dolph, the commandant of the Marine Corps killed in the tanker chapter.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Vamp has Pliskin completely at his mercy, but spares him once he picks up Snake's scent, knowing that Fortune has already called dibs. This is an inversion; Fortune not only wants to kill Snake, but believes he's the only adversary able to kill ''her'' as well.
* ThePawn: The Patriots used her for their own goals.
* PetTheDog: She apologizes to birds caught up in the path of her railgun. Granted, she has just finished slaughtering the remnants of Seal Team 10 and watching dead-eyed as they fall to their deaths, so it's very eerie.
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Vamp: Snake tells Raiden that while they're closer than friends, they're not lovers.
* RunOrDie: Since Fortune can't be targeted, Raiden can only outlast her until the elevator arrives.
* ShesGotLegs: Just about every scene she's in introduces her with the camera slowly panning up those long legs of hers.
* TogetherInDeath: She expresses hope in seeing Dolph and Jackson again as she dies.
* WaveMotionGun: See {{BFG}}.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Vamp and Fortune want to destroy Manhattan (which was also against Solidus' supposed goals) as their revenge against the Patriots for their involvement in the destruction of Dead Cell's unit, and presumably for framing Dead Cell for terrorist actions that the Patriots orchestrated. Not to mention the pain they endured from the deaths of Scott Dolph and Colonel Jackson. Unfortunately, they ended up being used by them anyways.
%%* YouKilledMyFather
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Vamp]]
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/vamp_832.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:300:''[-"Hell had no vacancies."-]'' ]]
->Voiced by: RyotaroOkiayu (JP, [=MGS2=]), Shinya Tsukamoto (JP, [=MGS4=]), Creator/PhilLaMarr (EN)

->''"I died once already. I cannot die twice."''

Vamp is an apparently immortal Romanian with a penchant for knives and a taste for blood. He was once involved with Commander Scott Dolph before becoming close with Dolph's daughter Helena/Fortune.

In the fourth game, he begins to look for a WorthyOpponent who can finally finish him -- Raiden.
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[[folder: Emma Emmerich]]
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[[caption-width-right:300:''[-"I can't say I like heights... though water's higher on my phobia list."-]'']]
->Voiced By: Creator/MariaYamamoto (JP), Creator/JenniferHale (EN)

->''"Science doesn't exist to benefit the world. Science is for the individual. For me, it is to realize my dreams."''

Hal's younger step-sister and the lead programmer for Arsenal Gear. Why she's working at the plant is anybody's guess, considering she's [[IronicFear terrified of water]]. When they were young, Hal and Emma had a very close relationship, which was ruined when [[spoiler:Hal was seduced by Emma's mother. Hal's father found out and tried to drown himself, but accidentally pulled Emma in too, and Hal couldn't hear Emma screaming because he was with Emma's mother]].

As a young woman [[spoiler:working on developing the AI for Arsenal Gear]], Emma is taken hostage by The Sons of Liberty. Hal asks Raiden to rescue her.
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* AffectionateNickname: Her brother nicknames her "E.E." thanks to her AlliterativeName.
* AgentMulder: Emma's explanation of what the Patriots have or could have done to information ("You know how the alphabet has twenty-six letters? Well, it could have been ''thirty.'' What if the other letters were deleted by a program?") and her [[AppealToIgnorance "justifications"]] ("Have you ever seen a gene? Have you counted them yourself?") make her sound like this to the point that she can come off sounding like [[PoesLaw a parody]].
** Itís worth noting that the whole censored alphabet thing makes much more sense in Japanese as they are not only missing letters, like La Li Lu Le Lo, but ''sounds'' which actually don't exist in the language (hence the absence of the corresponding characters) or, in a stunning result for the linguistic determinist camp, in the minds of the language's users. Japanese doesn't distinguish between the L-sound and the R-sound, a trait which complicates life for Japanese speakers learning Western languages; moreover, various studies have produced results suggesting that adult Japanese monoglots tend to hear the L-sound as a mispronounced R rather than as a distinct consonant of its own.\\
Contrariwise, almost any sound that isn't represented by a single letter in the English alphabet can be unambiguously represented with a di- or trigraph, e.g. "th" (which in Old English orthography actually did have its own letter) or the "our" in "courier". While this produces its own problems, such as the wide ambiguity of 'ough', what counts in this context is that there are only a very few sounds, such as the click consonants used in several African languages, which are totally unrepresentable in English speech and orthography. It would therefore have been, if not impossible, then at least highly infeasible to replace the "La-Li-Lu-Le-Lo" censoring of the Patriots' name with some equivalent combination of syllables that can't be rendered or correctly understood by English speakers.
** Also probably worth mentioning that she brings these up as hypothetical examples of the ''kinds'' of things Arsenal Gear could do, not necessarily as actual examples.
* AlliterativeName: '''E'''mma '''E'''mmerich. For this reason, Otacon nicknames her "E.E."
* BetterLivingThroughEvil: Emma might just be the only willing participant in the [=S3=] experiment. She only got into this line of work so she could accumulate the resources needed to crush Otacon.
* BringMyBrownPants: Emma pees herself when Raiden first finds her. Slighty averted, due to Emma already wearing black shorts.
* TheCutie: She sure is one cute girl, despite her JerkassFacade towards her brother. [[spoiler:That and the fact that she was never able to break the facade in time makes her death all the more tragic.]]
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler:Died in Otacon's arms]].
* DistressedDamsel: A very classic example of this trope.
* EscortMission: You have to take her from the Shell 2 core to the Shell 1 core. She can't walk very well due to her being injected with something to keep her from running away, so Raiden has to carry her.
* EvilCounterpart: The script plays her up as a cynical and morally-lacking version of Otacon. Calling Snake with Emma in your party leads to a meeting of the minds: grassroots anti-nuke hacktivist vs. highly-paid government spook.
* HotScientist
* InsufferableGenius: She is not above mocking her rescuer's shortcomings and lack of computer savvy. Additionally, she never once expressed remorse for her role in the [=S3=] project. When confronted about it, she remarks that most people are too dumb to notice a pattern when it's staring them in the face.
* JerkassFacade: [[spoiler:Towards Otacon.]]
* KillTheCutie: Especially jarring in that [[spoiler:it happens almost immediately after the EscortMission.]]
* {{Meganekko}}: Interestingly, they're just for show; specifically, an homage to her step-brother.
* LovableCoward: OK, Emma's not really cowardly, but she has so many fears (water, bugs, heights) that she comes across as this anyway.
* NotBloodSiblings: Towards Otacon, but not reciprocated. [[spoiler:After she's been shot, she reveals how she's always wished she could be "closer" to Hal and just wanted Hal to look at her "as a woman."]]
%%* PinkMeansFeminine
* SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids: In Codec conversations, Emma is scornful of Philanthropy's goals and thinks Otacon is little more than a small-time anarchist.
* TheStoolPigeon: Lacerated Larry type: It's strongly implied that she told the Sons of Liberty how to activate Arsenal Gear due to being under the influence of truth serum. This is another parallel to the Shadow Moses mission. (Dr. Hunter was imprisoned once Campbell found out she was a mole, whereupon he deliberated on giving her sodium pentothal.)
* SuperDrowningSkills: Played with. She used to love water and, according to Otacon, "swam like a fish." Unfortunately, after her stepdad drowned himself and nearly took her with him, she is completely terrified of water to the point where she [[SecurityCling clings]] to Raiden and lets him do all the swimming.
* {{Tsundere}}: She spends much time on the low end of the thermometer. However, she lights up when discussing her childhood with Hal, and exhibits girly flirtation with Raiden.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes:
** Her step-father's drowning death left her with a crippling fear of water at an early age. Naturally, by the time you reach her, the hallways leading in and out of the area she's kept are completely flooded.
** A more minor example: she's also terrified of bugs. So after the long underwater escort, seeing the path to the elevator filled with sea lice freaks her out until Raiden can clear them away (or knock her out and just drag her to the elevator).
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[[folder: Richard Ames]]
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ames_586.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:300:''[-"You'll never escape the La-li-lu-le-lo!"-]'' ]]
->Voiced by: Masaharu Sato (JP), Peter Renaday (EN)

->''"There is not a single record. Let alone his social security number, address, or background, I couldn't even find Ames' gender, age, or full name...All I found out was 'Ames,' just that one word."''

Allegedly as a member of the secret service under official records, Richard is actually a DIA/Patriot agent going undercover, presumably to assassinate President Johnson for "betraying" the Patriots. Of course, he ends up being an unwitting pawn himself and dies from his nanomachines getting shut down in a similar fashion to FOXDIE.

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!! The Patriots and Associates

[[folder: Emma Emmerich]]
The Patriots]]
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/emmamgs2_9374.org/pmwiki/pub/images/patriotsmgs_935.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:300:''[-"I can't say I like heights... though water's higher on my phobia list."-]'']]
->Voiced By: Creator/MariaYamamoto (JP), Creator/JenniferHale (EN)

->''"Science doesn't exist to benefit
[[caption-width-right:300:''[-"In the world. Science is for the individual. For me, it is to realize my dreams."''

Hal's younger step-sister and the lead programmer for Arsenal Gear. Why she's working at the plant is anybody's guess, considering she's [[IronicFear terrified of water]]. When they were young, Hal and Emma had a very close relationship, which was ruined when [[spoiler:Hal was seduced by Emma's mother. Hal's father found out and tried to drown himself, but accidentally pulled Emma in too, and Hal couldn't hear Emma screaming because he was with Emma's mother]].

As a young woman [[spoiler:working on developing the AI for Arsenal Gear]], Emma is taken hostage by The Sons of Liberty. Hal asks Raiden to rescue her.
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* AffectionateNickname: Her brother nicknames her "E.E." thanks to her AlliterativeName.
* AgentMulder: Emma's explanation of what the Patriots have or could have done to information ("You know how the alphabet has twenty-six letters? Well, it could have been ''thirty.'' What if the other letters were deleted by a program?") and her [[AppealToIgnorance "justifications"]] ("Have you ever seen a gene? Have you counted them yourself?") make her sound like this to the point that she can come off sounding like [[PoesLaw a parody]].
** Itís worth noting that the whole censored alphabet thing makes much more sense in Japanese as they are not only missing letters, like La Li Lu Le Lo, but ''sounds'' which actually don't exist in the language (hence the absence of the corresponding characters) or, in a stunning result for the linguistic determinist camp, in the minds of the language's users. Japanese doesn't distinguish between the L-sound and the R-sound, a trait which complicates life for Japanese speakers learning Western languages; moreover, various studies have produced results suggesting that adult Japanese monoglots tend to hear the L-sound as a mispronounced R rather than as a distinct consonant of its own.\\
Contrariwise, almost any sound that isn't represented by a single letter in the English alphabet can be unambiguously represented with a di- or trigraph, e.g. "th" (which in Old English orthography actually did have its own letter) or the "our" in "courier". While this produces its own problems, such as the wide ambiguity of 'ough', what counts in this context is that there are only a very few sounds, such as the click consonants used in several African languages, which are totally unrepresentable in English speech and orthography. It would therefore have been, if not impossible, then at least highly infeasible to replace the "La-Li-Lu-Le-Lo" censoring of the Patriots' name with some equivalent combination of syllables that can't be rendered or correctly understood by English speakers.
** Also probably worth mentioning that she brings these up as hypothetical examples of the ''kinds'' of things Arsenal Gear could do, not necessarily as actual examples.
* AlliterativeName: '''E'''mma '''E'''mmerich. For this reason, Otacon nicknames her "E.E."
* BetterLivingThroughEvil: Emma might just be the only willing participant in the [=S3=] experiment. She only got into this line of work so she could accumulate the resources needed to crush Otacon.
* BringMyBrownPants: Emma pees herself when Raiden first finds her. Slighty averted, due to Emma already wearing black shorts.
* TheCutie: She sure is one cute girl, despite her JerkassFacade towards her brother. [[spoiler:That and the fact that she was never able to break the facade in time makes her death all the more tragic.]]
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler:Died in Otacon's arms]].
* DistressedDamsel: A very classic example of this trope.
* EscortMission: You have to take her from the Shell 2 core to the Shell 1 core. She can't walk very well due to her being injected with something to keep her from running away, so Raiden has to carry her.
* EvilCounterpart: The script plays her up as a cynical and morally-lacking version of Otacon. Calling Snake with Emma in your party leads to a meeting of the minds: grassroots anti-nuke hacktivist vs. highly-paid government spook.
* HotScientist
* InsufferableGenius: She is not above mocking her rescuer's shortcomings and lack of computer savvy. Additionally, she never once expressed remorse for her role in the [=S3=] project. When confronted about it, she remarks that most people are too dumb to notice a pattern when it's staring them in the face.
* JerkassFacade: [[spoiler:Towards Otacon.]]
* KillTheCutie: Especially jarring in that [[spoiler:it happens almost immediately after the EscortMission.]]
* {{Meganekko}}: Interestingly,
end, they're just for show; specifically, an homage to her step-brother.
* LovableCoward: OK, Emma's not really cowardly, but she has so many fears (water, bugs, heights) that she comes across as this anyway.
* NotBloodSiblings: Towards Otacon, but not reciprocated. [[spoiler:After she's been shot, she reveals how she's always wished she could be "closer" to Hal and just wanted Hal to look at her "as a woman."]]
%%* PinkMeansFeminine
* SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids: In Codec conversations, Emma is scornful of Philanthropy's goals and thinks Otacon is little
no more than a small-time anarchist.
* TheStoolPigeon: Lacerated Larry type: It's strongly implied
program. All they can do is repeat the same pattern over and over again. "-]'' ]]
->''"[[AC:We are formless. We are the very discipline and morality
that she told the Sons of Liberty how Americans invoke so often. How can anyone hope to activate Arsenal eliminate us? As long as this nation exists, so shall we.]]"''

An [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen unseen]] OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness introduced in ''Metal
Gear due to being under Solid 2'' that secretly control United States politics and media. They created the influence of truth serum. This is another parallel Big Shell incident to the Shadow Moses mission. (Dr. Hunter was imprisoned once Campbell found out she was a mole, whereupon he deliberated on giving her sodium pentothal.)
* SuperDrowningSkills: Played with. She used
see if their new "GW" AI information manipulation system could extend their control to love water and, according to Otacon, "swam like a fish." Unfortunately, after her stepdad drowned himself and nearly took her human thought as well, with him, she is completely terrified of water to the point where she [[SecurityCling clings]] to Raiden and lets him do all as the swimming.
* {{Tsundere}}: She spends much time on the low
test subject. The end of ''Metal Gear Solid 2'' suggests that [[spoiler:they are a group of twelve people who have been dead for 100 years, or possibly a [[InstantAIJustAddWater sentient meme]]]] [[AnthropomorphicPersonification representing the thermometer. However, she lights up when discussing her childhood with Hal, and exhibits girly flirtation with Raiden.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes:
** Her step-father's drowning death left her with a crippling fear of water at an early age. Naturally, by the time you reach her, the hallways leading in and out
will of the area she's kept are completely flooded.
** A more minor example: she's also terrified of bugs. So
United States]]. ''Metal Gear Solid 4'', however, [[RetCon reveals the truth behind the group]]: [[spoiler:they were founded by Major Zero, Ocelot, Big Boss, EVA, Sigint, and Para-Medic some time after the long underwater escort, seeing the path to the elevator filled ''Portable Ops'', with sea lice freaks her out until Raiden can clear them away (or knock her out the group splitting into two factions ultimately with one led by Zero and just drag her to the elevator).
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Richard Ames]]
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ames_586.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:300:''[-"You'll never escape the La-li-lu-le-lo!"-]'' ]]
->Voiced by: Masaharu Sato (JP), Peter Renaday (EN)

->''"There is not a single record. Let alone his social security number, address, or background, I couldn't even find Ames' gender, age, or full name...All I found out
other by Big Boss. It was 'Ames,' just that one word."''

Allegedly as
later perpetuated by five [=AIs=]: GW, TJ, AL, TR, and JD. ("Washington", "Jefferson", "Lincoln", "Roosevelt", and "John Doe")]]. They also play a member of the secret service role in Big Boss' story, this time under official records, Richard is actually a DIA/Patriot agent going undercover, presumably to assassinate President Johnson for "betraying" the Patriots. Of course, he ends up being an unwitting pawn himself and dies from his nanomachines getting shut down in a similar fashion to FOXDIE.their old alias of Cipher.



* BastardBoyfriend: In the beginning of the novel, he is shown to be somewhat unpleasant: He strong-armed Nastasha Romanenko into participating in the Shadow Moses Incident, and was also implied to have roped Roy Campbell into participating as well. That said, he does show genuine affection for his ex, even if they're at cross purposes.
* LoveRedeems: It is heavily implied via Nastasha Romanenko's novel, ''In the Darkness of Shadow Moses: The Unofficial Truth'', that the reason why he ended up not only letting her live from the Shadow Moses Incident, but also supplying evidence against his superiors, the Patriots, to ensure they don't hurt her was because he was starting to fall for Nastasha Romanenko again.
* {{MIB}}: No tricks, no superpowers: Just an ordinary spook with a necktie and a bum ticker.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: Initially believed to be what happened to him in the novel, ends up happening for real during the Big Shell Incident.
* RememberTheNewGuy: His first actual appearance was in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'', but he was established to have been involved in the events of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' in the book ''In the Darkness of Shadow Moses: The Unofficial Truth'' included in ''Metal Gear Solid 2''. Somewhat justified in this case, as the book was written from the point of view of Nastasha Romanenko regarding the Shadow Moses Incident, so it wouldn't have been likely that Snake would have known about all of this during the mission.
* UnwittingPawn: Ultimately turned out to be this, and killed for this, [[YouHaveFailedMe along with other reasons]].
* YouHaveFailedMe: After reading ''In The Darkness of Shadow Moses: The Unofficial Truth'', it becomes especially apparent that one of the reasons why he was killed off by the Patriots (by causing his pacemaker nanomachines to malfunction) also dealt with this, since he was directly responsible for supplying Nastasha Romanenko with the evidence that led to the publishing of the book in the first place, in addition to the [[UnwittingPawn more]] [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness obvious reasons]].
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: When playing the game without reading Nastasha's novel first, it initially seems like they did this for this trope only.

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* BastardBoyfriend: In the beginning of the novel, he is shown to be somewhat unpleasant: He strong-armed Nastasha Romanenko into participating in the Shadow Moses Incident, and was also implied to have roped Roy AnthropomorphicPersonification: Campbell referred to them once as the embodiment of the war economy. [[spoiler:Considering the Patriots are, as of the 1980s, [[AIIsACrapshoot artificial intelligences]] that perpetuate the war economy and created it in the first place, this isn't exactly wrong so much as inaccurate.]]
* AbusiveParents: As revealed in ''Peace Walker'', [[spoiler:Paz's diary tapes]] show the Patriots[=/=]Cipher adopted her when she was an orphan, and threatened her with FateWorseThanDeath if she abandoned or failed her missions. Then there's the sons of Big Boss, who all turned
into participating as well. That said, he does show genuine affection for his ex, even if they're at cross purposes.
* LoveRedeems: It is heavily implied via Nastasha Romanenko's novel, ''In
sociopaths and killers thanks to the Darkness of Shadow Moses: way the Patriots had them raised.
* AIIsACrapshoot:
The Unofficial Truth'', SOP system was supposed to create a world in which soldiers would always have a place. Instead, it made them unthinking, easily replaceable cogs in meaningless conflicts.
* AncientConspiracy:
** Subverted. [[spoiler:They were actually formed in the 1970s and only used the real AncientConspiracy, The Philosophers, as a cover story]].
** Likewise, as of ''The Phantom Pain'' [[spoiler:it's revealed
that the reason why he ended up not only letting her live from Patriots took hold over Cipher, thanks in part to Zero being incapacitated to stop them.]]
* TheBadGuyWins:
** In ''Metal Gear'' and ''Metal Gear 2'', Solid Snake stops both of Big Boss' attempts to go to war with
the Shadow Moses Incident, but also supplying evidence against his superiors, the Patriots, to ensure organization, essentially assuring that they don't hurt her was because he was starting control the entire planet by the 21st century.
** In ''Metal Gear Solid'', Snake stops Liquid's own attempt
to fall for Nastasha Romanenko again.
* {{MIB}}: No tricks, no superpowers: Just an ordinary spook
go to war with a necktie the Patriots. [[spoiler:Though Sigint and a bum ticker.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: Initially believed
Para-medic are both killed thanks to be what happened to him in the novel, ends up happening for real during the Big Shell Incident.
* RememberTheNewGuy: His first actual appearance was in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'', but he was established to have been involved in the events of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' in the book ''In the Darkness of Shadow Moses: The Unofficial Truth'' included in
Ocelot and Gray Fox]].
** In
''Metal Gear Solid 2''. Somewhat justified in this case, as 2'', their information control system proves to be an outstanding success, and goes on to be the book was written basis of the full SOP system in ''[=MGS4=]''. Raiden even fails to halt the terrorist threat; Arsenal Gear crashes into the New York harbor and each of the [=VIPs=] die.
* BrokenMasquerade: Following the events of [=MGS4=], cyborg and Metal Gear manufacturing runs rampant across the globe, due to a giant backlog of Patriot-suppressed data being disseminated to the public. In the space of four years, military hardware leaps forward a century.
* TheChessmaster: Not for nothing does Solidus refer to them as "Players" and the President as an expendable "pawn". Every sneaking mission you play
from ''Metal Gear'' to ''Metal Gear Solid 4'' is at their behest, to help them realize their own nefarious plans.
* TheEvilsOfFreeWill: Free will plus Information Age equals ''way'' too much "junk data" accumulating in society. Their goal is to filter and control it all because people obviously cannot be trusted to make their own decisions about what truths to cling to. They also go so far to say that people like Raiden have no rights as individuals by default.
** Indeed, all of ''Sons of Liberty'' is actually an experiment to find
the point proper method for controlling the Evils of view of Nastasha Romanenko regarding Free Will -- the S3 plan stands for "Selection for Societal Sanity", which says ''volumes'' about their philosophy.
* FeelingOppressedByTheirExistence: Even through the Patriots achieved their objectives during
the Shadow Moses Incident, so it wouldn't have been likely takeover, they didn't get their maximal objective, which was the death of Solid Snake. Otacon points out that Snake would have known about all of this during the mission.
* UnwittingPawn: Ultimately turned out to be this, and killed for this, [[YouHaveFailedMe along with other reasons]].
* YouHaveFailedMe: After reading ''In The Darkness of Shadow Moses: The Unofficial Truth'', it becomes especially apparent that one of the reasons why he was killed off by the Patriots (by causing his pacemaker nanomachines to malfunction) also dealt with this, since he was directly responsible for supplying Nastasha Romanenko
became a counter-cultural hero with the evidence that led to the publishing release of the book in the first place, in addition to the [[UnwittingPawn more]] [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness obvious reasons]].
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: When playing the game without reading
Nastasha's novel first, book, something the Patriots "werenít too happy" about. They couldn't tolerate the activity of a "hero" they didn't control, so they laid a trap for him in the Hudson River. This makes perfect sense in the larger scheme of ''Metal Gear'': Big Boss went off the reservation in the 70's and went on to create Big Problems for his old Patriot confederates.
%%* FourIsDeath: Most of the original U.S. Philosophers have expired by the time of ''Portable Ops'', leaving the spoils to [[spoiler:Zero]], who reformulates the organization with the help of his support team: [[spoiler:Big Boss, Donald Anderson aka Sigint, Dr. Clark aka Para-Medic]].
* GenocideBackfire: Subverted. They deliberately spared only a few members of Dead Cell when they liquidated
it specifically to have them try to get revenge on them just to further manipulate them for the S3 Plan. It worked.
* GoneHorriblyWrong: The clones of Big Boss were meant to enforce their will, but it ends up being Solid Snake, one of those clones, who ultimately destroys them and frees the world from their control.
** For added irony, all three clones rebelled against the Patriots at different points in their career, much like their [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker progenitor]]
* GreaterScopeVillain: WordOfGod stated that the reason why the Patriots were created was so Solidus would not be shown as the absolute bad guy.
* GrewBeyondTheirProgramming: [[spoiler:With Zero incapacitated as of ''The Phantom Pain'' and none of Cipher's "original" members able to stop the AI until it was too late, the Patriots took what they perceived as The Boss's will to its logical if twisted conclusion.]]
* HeWhoMustNotBeNamed: Anyone with SOP nanomachines are actually incapable of saying their name, and instead say and/or hear "La Li Lu Le Lo."
* IHaveManyNames: The Philisophers, Cipher, La-Li-Lu-Le-Lo, and the Patriots.
* IAmTheNoun: The Patriots don't run the United States, they ''are'' the United States. President Johnson alludes to this when he promises the country will implode overnight should the Patriots be unplugged.
** In a subsequent game, Campbell comments that "the Patriots are the embodiment of the war economy." By that time, however, the framework they put in place is so institutionalized that it can run fine without them.
* IHaveYourWife: The Patriots regularly threaten their agents' loved ones to force compliance, including:
** [[spoiler:Forcing Roy Campbell to spy for them on Snake by threatening to have his daughter Meryl killed]].
** [[spoiler:Forcing Olga to aid Raiden by kidnapping and then threatening to kill her newborn daughter]].
** [[spoiler:Forcing Rosemary to spy for them by threatening to have her and Raiden's unborn child aborted]].
** [[spoiler:Forcing Raiden to kill Solidus by threatening Rosemary]].
* InstantAIJustAddWater: The Patriot AI Raiden talks with in ''[=MGS2=]'' suggests they're memes that simply aggregated into sentience. [[spoiler:The [=AIs=] actually turn out to have been developed at Zero's behest to serve as his successors]].
* MissionControl: [[spoiler:All the Patriots have served as support staff for your missions: Big Boss in ''Metal Gear'', Zero[=/=]Para-Medic[=/=]SIGINT[=/=]EVA during ''[=MGS3=]'', the Patriot [=AIs=] during ''[=MGS2=]'', and Ocelot in ''MGSV'']].
* MysteriousWatcher: Smile, you're on candid camera! It's teased by the cypher taking overhead-view snapshots of Snake in the Tanker chapter.
* NearVillainVictory: The Patriots were ''this'' close to assuring their eternal victory in ''Guns of the Patriots'' [[spoiler:if not for both Snake's actions and Liquid Ocelot's own plots ruining their plans.]]
* NewMediaAreEvil: [[spoiler:The Patriot [=AIs=] end up creating the constant "war economy" through online systems like SOP]].
* OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness: As Cipher, to the point that by ''The Phantom Pain'', no one knows where Zero is or even Dr. Clark's [[spoiler:aka, Para-medic's]] ''gender'' is unknown. Afterwards however, the Patriot AI assume this position [[spoiler:using the long-dead Philosophers as their cover]].
* OppressiveStatesOfAmerica: They alone run the government and media, censoring or silencing anyone who speaks out against them.
** OneWorldOrder: In addition to their grip over America, their influence and machinations are felt across much of the planet. The most visible manifestion by ''Guns of the Patriots'' being the "war economy."
* PlayingWithSyringes: [[spoiler:Responsible for the [[CloningBlues Les Enfants Terribles project]], {{cyborg}}s like Gray Fox, and the FOXDIE SyntheticPlague]].
* PrescienceIsPredictable: The goal of the S3 plan is to be able to predict and control ''anything.''
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Big Boss, Ocelot, and EVA believed the world would be a much better place if every member of the Patriots was dead... including them]].
** Subverted with [[spoiler:Zero, as revealed in ''The Phantom Pain''. Given that his attempts to atone for his actions and stifle the Patriots at their formative stages were cut short thanks to Skull Face's meddling.]]
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: An extended one to Raiden at the conclusion of [=MGS2=], bordering on a filibuster. Among the greatest hits: The revelation that Raiden's codename is the U.S. Army designation for WWII Japanese bombers, branding him a "weapon" of sorts; that Raiden was selected as a template for the [[ThisLoserIsYou gullible masses]] whose sense of reality is subliminally dictated by the Patriots; and that Raiden was unknowingly perfecting GW over the course of his mission, even when he believed he was rebelling. Like Solidus, his plan was "invalidated even before execution."
* {{Revision}}: ''[=MGS4=]'' establishes the entire "Solid Snake saga" [[spoiler:has been a civil war between the former support staff that make up the Patriots (Sigint, Para-medic, Zero, the [=AIs=]) vs the old guard Philosophers (Big Boss, Eva, Ocelot)]].
* TheScottishTrope: The Patriots have programmed everybody's {{Nanomachines}} with the same blindspot: whenever you try to say "The Patriots," your vocal cords actually produce "The La-li-lu-le-lo." If you have nanomachines in you, you CannotSpitItOut. (''"La-li-lu-le-lo"'' being a set of sounds that lack corresponding characters in written Japanese, making them impossible to transcribe.)
* SpannerInTheWorks:
** Solid Snake, the man who just won't stay dead. "He ''wasn't included in the simulation''!"
** Liquid Ocelot [[spoiler:given that part of his plan involved hijacking the Patriots' own schemes to advance his own.]]
** [[spoiler:Otacon, given how his actions and upbringing are far more in line with what The Boss wanted than the Patriots could ever hope to achieve.]]
* StrawNihilist: [[spoiler:The Patriots eventually developed off a very pessimistic view on human nature, and the Patriot AI system was made to avoid the downsides of organic thought, i.e. TheEvilsOfFreeWill.]]
* VoiceChangeling: The Patriots taunt Raiden with the voices of dead characters he met in the Shell, as well as a computerized mockery of Rosemary. "Johnson" echoes his earlier line about GW, not Arsenal Gear, being the lynchpin of the Patriots' plot. "Emma" reminds Raiden that the project couldn't have been completed without his unknowing help. Rosemary once more professes her devotion to him, adding sinisterly, "You've got to be'''LIE'''ve me!" Cold as ice.
* VoiceOfTheLegion: Only one voice at a time, but when they speak, they speak as various different characters, usually Colonel Campbell or Rosemary. Emma Emmerich, President Johnson, and Olga are also imitated a few times.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: They claim that they act in the best interest of humanity.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen[=/=]ForWantOfANail: A rare InUniverse example. [[spoiler: When the AIs were being developed by Dr. Strangelove, she
initially seems intended them to be programmed to understand human concepts like empathy so that they did this could better understand why humans do things and could guide humanity along a brighter path more directly inspired by The Boss' will. However, after she was indirectly killed by a vengeful Huey due to not wanting their child to pilot Metal Gear, their development was handed over to Sigint. He instilled them with a much broader set of instructions and gave them the ability to learn for this trope only.themselves, but they developed their exceedingly pessimistic view of humanity from this.]]
* XanatosSpeedChess: As much Raiden tries in [=MGS2=], he can't hope to outthink or outmaneuver the Patriots because his psychological makeup is an open book to them. The whole game is rigged to result in a win for Raiden's masters no matter what.
* YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm: Invoked. When Raiden speaks with the Patriot AI at the end of ''[=MGS2=]'', it claims the Patriots are a formless entity of consciousness that embodies the will of America itself.



[[folder: Peter Stillman]]
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/stillman_8175.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:300:''[-"Don't let the fear get to you. When you give into the fear, the darkness comes."-]'']]
->Voiced By: Creator/ShozoIizuka (JP), Greg Eagles (EN)

->''"His crimes are also mine -- one of omission, and arrogance. No one should teach the skills I taught him without a clear conscience."''

A bomb disposal expert and Fatman's mentor. Stillman helps Raiden and Plissken defuse several of his student's bombs, and then dies trying to defuse one himself.

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[[folder: Peter Stillman]]
Richard Ames]]
[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/stillman_8175.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ames_586.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:300:''[-"Don't let [[caption-width-right:300:''[-"You'll never escape the fear get to you. When you give into the fear, the darkness comes."-]'']]
La-li-lu-le-lo!"-]'' ]]
->Voiced By: Creator/ShozoIizuka by: Masaharu Sato (JP), Greg Eagles Peter Renaday (EN)

->''"His crimes are also mine -- ->''"There is not a single record. Let alone his social security number, address, or background, I couldn't even find Ames' gender, age, or full name...All I found out was 'Ames,' just that one of omission, and arrogance. No one should teach the skills I taught him without a clear conscience.word."''

A bomb disposal expert Allegedly as a member of the secret service under official records, Richard is actually a DIA/Patriot agent going undercover, presumably to assassinate President Johnson for "betraying" the Patriots. Of course, he ends up being an unwitting pawn himself and Fatman's mentor. Stillman helps dies from his nanomachines getting shut down in a similar fashion to FOXDIE.
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* BastardBoyfriend: In the beginning of the novel, he is shown to be somewhat unpleasant: He strong-armed Nastasha Romanenko into participating in the Shadow Moses Incident, and was also implied to have roped Roy Campbell into participating as well. That said, he does show genuine affection for his ex, even if they're at cross purposes.
* LoveRedeems: It is heavily implied via Nastasha Romanenko's novel, ''In the Darkness of Shadow Moses: The Unofficial Truth'', that the reason why he ended up not only letting her live from the Shadow Moses Incident, but also supplying evidence against his superiors, the Patriots, to ensure they don't hurt her was because he was starting to fall for Nastasha Romanenko again.
* {{MIB}}: No tricks, no superpowers: Just an ordinary spook with a necktie and a bum ticker.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: Initially believed to be what happened to him in the novel, ends up happening for real during the Big Shell Incident.
* RememberTheNewGuy: His first actual appearance was in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'', but he was established to have been involved in the events of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' in the book ''In the Darkness of Shadow Moses: The Unofficial Truth'' included in ''Metal Gear Solid 2''. Somewhat justified in this case, as the book was written from the point of view of Nastasha Romanenko regarding the Shadow Moses Incident, so it wouldn't have been likely that Snake would have known about all of this during the mission.
* UnwittingPawn: Ultimately turned out to be this, and killed for this, [[YouHaveFailedMe along with other reasons]].
* YouHaveFailedMe: After reading ''In The Darkness of Shadow Moses: The Unofficial Truth'', it becomes especially apparent that one of the reasons why he was killed off by the Patriots (by causing his pacemaker nanomachines to malfunction) also dealt with this, since he was directly responsible for supplying Nastasha Romanenko with the evidence that led to the publishing of the book in the first place, in addition to the [[UnwittingPawn more]] [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness obvious reasons]].
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: When playing the game without reading Nastasha's novel first, it initially seems like they did this for this trope only.
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[[folder: President James Johnson]]
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->Voiced By: Yuzuru Fujimoto (JP), Paul Lukather (EN)

->''"It's all a show. 'Democracy' is just a filler for textbooks! Think about it! Do you actually believe that public opinion influences the government?"''

The [[OurPresidentsAreDifferent 44th president of the United States]] who was captured during a press conference at the plant;
Raiden and Plissken defuse several of his student's bombs, and then dies trying to defuse one himself.is tasked with rescuing him. In reality, Johnson is just a mouthpiece while the real rulers are lurking in the shadows.



* BadassBoast: His humble, no-frills exterior conceals some degree of manly pride, especially when Snake barks at him to stay behind in the kitchen and keep out of everyone's way. When [[spoiler:Stillman finally reveals that he faked his career-ending injury,]] he lets off some steam about his supposed old age: [[spoiler:"I can keep my footing on catwalks and hike across deserts!"]]
%%* BadassMustache
%%* BaldOfAwesome
* BatDeduction: He deduces that Pliskin is not a Navy SEAL just because he quotes the mottos of both the Marines and the British SAS, which is even more illogical since Stillman himself recognises both and he isn't a Navy SEAL either. He's ''right'', but the fact that Pliskin knows and quotes two different special forces groups is hardly grounds for that. He also decides that even though Pliskin is an impostor, he can be trusted, based on little more than the vibe he gets from him.
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: [[spoiler:He's the first to go]] in the Plant Chapter (if you don't count SEAL Team 10), just as [[spoiler:Scott Dolph]] was in the Tanker chapter.
%%* CoolOldGuy
* CoolTeacher: Pete coaches Raiden through the hairy task of disarming the bombs. He's full of great quotes:
-->"Put simply, bomb disposal is a one-on-one with fear itself. Don't try to run away from it. Instead, acknowledge the fear, and take it straight on."\\
"Discretion is the key when taking on a bomb. A degree of caution that taxes your sense of meticulousness. Don't confuse this with cowardice, as it is the extreme opposite."
* FaceDeathWithDignity: After falling into Fatman's proximity trigger bomb trap, he calmly calls Snake and Raiden on Codec to encourage Raiden and warn Snake to get away from Strut H, accepting that he could not escape in time.
* FallenHero: Not to the extent that he turned evil, but after [[spoiler:he failed to disarm a bomb at a church]], he mainly attempted to deflect his evident panic attack by faking his leg being lost, although it did him more harm than good before he [[spoiler:atoned for his sins at the Big Shell.]]
* HandshakeRefusal: When "Pliskin" gushes over meeting a fellow legend, Stillman pointedly ignores him and demands to know his credentials. This is not merely Stillman's no-nonsense attitude but also a clue that he doesn't feel worthy of such praise.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:See MyGreatestSecondChance and RedemptionEqualsDeath.]]
* ItsQuietTooQuiet: During the mission to disarm the bombs, Stillman grows uneasy at their seemingly amateurish placement, claiming that their positions are all wrong if Fatman really intended to destroy the Big Shell. Indeed, many of the bombs are placed in comical places, such as in the ladies' room, on a soldier's back.
-->'''Raiden:''' Even Fatman can make mistakes, right?\\
'''Stillman:''' No.
* LikeASonToMe: During this time as an instructor in Maryland, Stillman met his best student, Fatman. Never having had a son, Stillman thought he saw one in Fatman and taught him everything he knew about bombs (including their construction and demolition). What he ''didn't'' tell him, however, was how to properly utilize that knowledge. This would prove to be a deadly mistake in the future.
* {{Macgyvering}}: He jury-rigs a sensor which can detect Fatman's odorless bombs; ''two'' of them, in fact... while in a ''food pantry''.
* MarriedToTheJob: In 2004, Stillman was called to defuse a terrorist bomb in a famous church. During the disposal, Stillman panicked and fled, leaving the bomb to explode. The church was obliterated along with a nearby playground. Due to not having a family or children, his reputation was the only thing he had and couldn't afford to lose that, so he [[spoiler:faked losing a leg in the explosion]].
* MyGreatestFailure: He panicked when attempting to disarm a bomb at a church, which blew up and left several victims, including children. He also had to hide the fact that he lost his cool...
** MyGreatestSecondChance: His participating in the Big Shell, and ultimately stopping [[spoiler:the second bomb's detonation after his attempts at disarming the first one fail]].
* ObiWanMoment: Realizing that [[spoiler:he cannot escape Fatman's bomb in time]], he warns Raiden and Pliskin of the proximity trigger, which have a 7 foot radius, and encourages Raiden to dismantle its counterpart in Shell 1. [[spoiler:The bomb then detonates, killing Stillman]] and destroying a large section of Shell 2.
* ObfuscatingDisability: [[spoiler:Peter faked his disability to avoid facing the families of the victims of a bomb he was unable to defuse.]]
* OneLastJob: Now working as a consultant for the NYPD, Stillman is coaxed out of retirement to deal with a cluster of C4 bombs planted on the Big Shell by his former student Fatman. Near the end of the game, Ocelot admits the Patriots "arranged" for Stillman's presence in the plant to fulfill Fatman's conditions for working with them.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: He ends up redeeming himself for his cowardice by willingly [[spoiler:remaining near the bomb at Shell H after getting snared in its proximity sensor]].
* ShoutOut: Stillman's name is a reference to one of the assumed names of the lead character in the ''New York Trilogy'' novel ''City of Glass''. Similarly, according to character designer Yoji Shinkawa, Stillman was originally intended to be an alternate version of Ed from ''VisualNovel/{{Policenauts}}''.
* SurpriseCreepy: [[spoiler:Stillman's corpse]] is later discovered by Raiden in the flooded basement of the Shell 2 Core.
* ThrowingOffTheDisability: Knowing that he can never hope to dismantle Shell 2's bomb through vocal commands, he [[spoiler:finally exposes himself as a fraud by walking upright]].
* TheWorldsExpertOnGettingKilled: "Demolition is a kind of ideology; it makes no exceptions for time or place." While this statement may seem impressively badass at first glance, it becomes less so after one gives more than one second's thought as to what it actually means. The assumption is that Fatman's understanding of demolition is based on Stillman's theories. Stillman also concludes that you need a total of twelve bombs to take the Big Shell out. Actually, [[spoiler:you only need two, placed on opposite ends of the plant]], setting off a chain reaction that would cause the whole structure to tumble. Snake and Raiden were operating on false data from the beginning. Fatman's placement of the baby [=C4s=] seem to mockingly hint at this.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: President James Johnson]]
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->Voiced By: Yuzuru Fujimoto (JP), Paul Lukather (EN)

->''"It's all a show. 'Democracy' is just a filler for textbooks! Think about it! Do you actually believe that public opinion influences the government?"''

The [[OurPresidentsAreDifferent 44th president of the United States]] who was captured during a press conference at the plant; Raiden is tasked with rescuing him. In reality, Johnson is just a mouthpiece while the real rulers are lurking in the shadows.
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[[folder: The Patriots]]
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->''"[[AC:We are formless. We are the very discipline and morality that Americans invoke so often. How can anyone hope to eliminate us? As long as this nation exists, so shall we.]]"''

An [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen unseen]] OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness introduced in ''Metal Gear Solid 2'' that secretly control United States politics and media. They created the Big Shell incident to see if their new "GW" AI information manipulation system could extend their control to human thought as well, with Raiden as the test subject. The end of ''Metal Gear Solid 2'' suggests that [[spoiler:they are a group of twelve people who have been dead for 100 years, or possibly a [[InstantAIJustAddWater sentient meme]]]] [[AnthropomorphicPersonification representing the will of the United States]]. ''Metal Gear Solid 4'', however, [[RetCon reveals the truth behind the group]]: [[spoiler:they were founded by Major Zero, Ocelot, Big Boss, EVA, Sigint, and Para-Medic some time after ''Portable Ops'', with the group splitting into two factions ultimately with one led by Zero and the other by Big Boss. It was later perpetuated by five [=AIs=]: GW, TJ, AL, TR, and JD. ("Washington", "Jefferson", "Lincoln", "Roosevelt", and "John Doe")]]. They also play a role in Big Boss' story, this time under their old alias of Cipher.

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[[folder: The Patriots]]
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!!"The Colonel"/GW
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-> Voiced by: Creator/TakeshiAono (JP), Creator/PaulEiding (EN)

->''"This ''is'' a type of role-playing game. The point
is repeat the same pattern over and over again. "-]'' ]]
->''"[[AC:We are formless. We are the very discipline and morality
that Americans invoke so often. How can anyone hope you play out your part -- and I expect you to eliminate us? As long turn in a perfect performance!"''

Initially seeming to be reprising his role
as this nation exists, so shall we.]]"''

An [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen unseen]] OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness introduced
MissionControl to the PlayerCharacter, Colonel Roy Campbell appears to be Raiden's commanding officer during the Big Shell Incident. However, Campbell doesn't actually make an appearance in ''Metal Gear Solid 2'' that secretly at all. Instead, in a shocking twist, "The Colonel" turns out to be GW, an [[ArtificialIntelligence AI]] created by The Patriots to control United States politics and media. They created the Big Shell incident to see if their new "GW" AI information manipulation system could extend their control to human thought as well, with Raiden as the test subject. The end of ''Metal Gear Solid 2'' suggests that [[spoiler:they are a group of twelve people who have been dead for 100 years, or possibly a [[InstantAIJustAddWater sentient meme]]]] [[AnthropomorphicPersonification representing the will of media released in the United States]]. ''Metal Gear Solid 4'', however, [[RetCon reveals States. Appearing to Raiden as his trusted MissionControl, and occasionally his girlfriend Rose, it manages to deceive him almost the truth behind the group]]: [[spoiler:they were founded by Major Zero, Ocelot, Big Boss, EVA, Sigint, and Para-Medic some time entire game, manipulating him into following its orders.

However,
after ''Portable Ops'', with the group splitting Emma's virus has been posthumously uploaded into two factions ultimately with one led by Zero GW's core, and after Raiden has been "betrayed" by Snake and Olga, he malfunctions and, eventually, after some of the other by Big Boss. It was later perpetuated by five [=AIs=]: GW, TJ, AL, TR, and JD. ("Washington", "Jefferson", "Lincoln", "Roosevelt", and "John Doe")]]. They also play a role most [[SurrealHorror horrifying]] [[WordSaladHorror scenes]] in Big Boss' story, this time under their old alias of Cipher.the entire game, revealing that he is in fact, [[RoboticReveal not human at all]].



* AnthropomorphicPersonification: Campbell referred to them once as the embodiment of the war economy. [[spoiler:Considering the Patriots are, as of the 1980s, [[AIIsACrapshoot artificial intelligences]] that perpetuate the war economy and created it in the first place, this isn't exactly wrong so much as inaccurate.]]
* AbusiveParents: As revealed in ''Peace Walker'', [[spoiler:Paz's diary tapes]] show the Patriots[=/=]Cipher adopted her when she was an orphan, and threatened her with FateWorseThanDeath if she abandoned or failed her missions. Then there's the sons of Big Boss, who all turned into sociopaths and killers thanks to the way the Patriots had them raised.
* AIIsACrapshoot: The SOP system was supposed to create a world in which soldiers would always have a place. Instead, it made them unthinking, easily replaceable cogs in meaningless conflicts.
* AncientConspiracy:
** Subverted. [[spoiler:They were actually formed in the 1970s and only used the real AncientConspiracy, The Philosophers, as a cover story]].
** Likewise, as of ''The Phantom Pain'' [[spoiler:it's revealed that the Patriots took hold over Cipher, thanks in part to Zero being incapacitated to stop them.]]
* TheBadGuyWins:
** In ''Metal Gear'' and ''Metal Gear 2'', Solid Snake stops both of Big Boss' attempts to go to war with the organization, essentially assuring that they control the entire planet by the 21st century.
** In ''Metal Gear Solid'', Snake stops Liquid's own attempt to go to war with the Patriots. [[spoiler:Though Sigint and Para-medic are both killed thanks to Ocelot and Gray Fox]].
** In ''Metal Gear Solid 2'', their information control system proves to be an outstanding success, and goes on to be the basis of the full SOP system in ''[=MGS4=]''. Raiden even fails to halt the terrorist threat; Arsenal Gear crashes into the New York harbor and each of the [=VIPs=] die.
* BrokenMasquerade: Following the events of [=MGS4=], cyborg and Metal Gear manufacturing runs rampant across the globe, due to a giant backlog of Patriot-suppressed data being disseminated to the public. In the space of four years, military hardware leaps forward a century.
* TheChessmaster: Not for nothing does Solidus refer to them as "Players" and the President as an expendable "pawn". Every sneaking mission you play from ''Metal Gear'' to ''Metal Gear Solid 4'' is at their behest, to help them realize their own nefarious plans.
* TheEvilsOfFreeWill: Free will plus Information Age equals ''way'' too much "junk data" accumulating in society. Their goal is to filter and control it all because people obviously cannot be trusted to make their own decisions about what truths to cling to. They also go so far to say that people like Raiden have no rights as individuals by default.
** Indeed, all of ''Sons of Liberty'' is actually an experiment to find the proper method for controlling the Evils of Free Will -- the S3 plan stands for "Selection for Societal Sanity", which says ''volumes'' about their philosophy.
* FeelingOppressedByTheirExistence: Even through the Patriots achieved their objectives during the Shadow Moses takeover, they didn't get their maximal objective, which was the death of Solid Snake. Otacon points out that Snake became a counter-cultural hero with the release of Nastasha's book, something the Patriots "werenít too happy" about. They couldn't tolerate the activity of a "hero" they didn't control, so they laid a trap for him in the Hudson River. This makes perfect sense in the larger scheme of ''Metal Gear'': Big Boss went off the reservation in the 70's and went on to create Big Problems for his old Patriot confederates.
%%* FourIsDeath: Most of the original U.S. Philosophers have expired by the time of ''Portable Ops'', leaving the spoils to [[spoiler:Zero]], who reformulates the organization with the help of his support team: [[spoiler:Big Boss, Donald Anderson aka Sigint, Dr. Clark aka Para-Medic]].
* GenocideBackfire: Subverted. They deliberately spared only a few members of Dead Cell when they liquidated it specifically to have them try to get revenge on them just to further manipulate them for the S3 Plan. It worked.
* GoneHorriblyWrong: The clones of Big Boss were meant to enforce their will, but it ends up being Solid Snake, one of those clones, who ultimately destroys them and frees the world from their control.
** For added irony, all three clones rebelled against the Patriots at different points in their career, much like their [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker progenitor]]
* GreaterScopeVillain: WordOfGod stated that the reason why the Patriots were created was so Solidus would not be shown as the absolute bad guy.
* GrewBeyondTheirProgramming: [[spoiler:With Zero incapacitated as of ''The Phantom Pain'' and none of Cipher's "original" members able to stop the AI until it was too late, the Patriots took what they perceived as The Boss's will to its logical if twisted conclusion.]]
* HeWhoMustNotBeNamed: Anyone with SOP nanomachines are actually incapable of saying their name, and instead say and/or hear "La Li Lu Le Lo."
* IHaveManyNames: The Philisophers, Cipher, La-Li-Lu-Le-Lo, and the Patriots.
* IAmTheNoun: The Patriots don't run the United States, they ''are'' the United States. President Johnson alludes to this when he promises the country will implode overnight should the Patriots be unplugged.
** In a subsequent game, Campbell comments that "the Patriots are the embodiment of the war economy." By that time, however, the framework they put in place is so institutionalized that it can run fine without them.
* IHaveYourWife: The Patriots regularly threaten their agents' loved ones to force compliance, including:
** [[spoiler:Forcing Roy Campbell to spy for them on Snake by threatening to have his daughter Meryl killed]].
** [[spoiler:Forcing Olga to aid Raiden by kidnapping and then threatening to kill her newborn daughter]].
** [[spoiler:Forcing Rosemary to spy for them by threatening to have her and Raiden's unborn child aborted]].
** [[spoiler:Forcing Raiden to kill Solidus by threatening Rosemary]].
* InstantAIJustAddWater: The Patriot AI Raiden talks with in ''[=MGS2=]'' suggests they're memes that simply aggregated into sentience. [[spoiler:The [=AIs=] actually turn out to have been developed at Zero's behest to serve as his successors]].
* MissionControl: [[spoiler:All the Patriots have served as support staff for your missions: Big Boss in ''Metal Gear'', Zero[=/=]Para-Medic[=/=]SIGINT[=/=]EVA during ''[=MGS3=]'', the Patriot [=AIs=] during ''[=MGS2=]'', and Ocelot in ''MGSV'']].
* MysteriousWatcher: Smile, you're on candid camera! It's teased by the cypher taking overhead-view snapshots of Snake in the Tanker chapter.
* NearVillainVictory: The Patriots were ''this'' close to assuring their eternal victory in ''Guns of the Patriots'' [[spoiler:if not for both Snake's actions and Liquid Ocelot's own plots ruining their plans.]]
* NewMediaAreEvil: [[spoiler:The Patriot [=AIs=] end up creating the constant "war economy" through online systems like SOP]].
* OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness: As Cipher, to the point that by ''The Phantom Pain'', no one knows where Zero is or even Dr. Clark's [[spoiler:aka, Para-medic's]] ''gender'' is unknown. Afterwards however, the Patriot AI assume this position [[spoiler:using the long-dead Philosophers as their cover]].
* OppressiveStatesOfAmerica: They alone run the government and media, censoring or silencing anyone who speaks out against them.
** OneWorldOrder: In addition to their grip over America, their influence and machinations are felt across much of the planet. The most visible manifestion by ''Guns of the Patriots'' being the "war economy."
* PlayingWithSyringes: [[spoiler:Responsible for the [[CloningBlues Les Enfants Terribles project]], {{cyborg}}s like Gray Fox, and the FOXDIE SyntheticPlague]].
* PrescienceIsPredictable: The goal of the S3 plan is to be able to predict and control ''anything.''
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Big Boss, Ocelot, and EVA believed the world would be a much better place if every member of the Patriots was dead... including them]].
** Subverted with [[spoiler:Zero, as revealed in ''The Phantom Pain''. Given that his attempts to atone for his actions and stifle the Patriots at their formative stages were cut short thanks to Skull Face's meddling.]]
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: An extended one to Raiden at the conclusion of [=MGS2=], bordering on a filibuster. Among the greatest hits: The revelation that Raiden's codename is the U.S. Army designation for WWII Japanese bombers, branding him a "weapon" of sorts; that Raiden was selected as a template for the [[ThisLoserIsYou gullible masses]] whose sense of reality is subliminally dictated by the Patriots; and that Raiden was unknowingly perfecting GW over the course of his mission, even when he believed he was rebelling. Like Solidus, his plan was "invalidated even before execution."
* {{Revision}}: ''[=MGS4=]'' establishes the entire "Solid Snake saga" [[spoiler:has been a civil war between the former support staff that make up the Patriots (Sigint, Para-medic, Zero, the [=AIs=]) vs the old guard Philosophers (Big Boss, Eva, Ocelot)]].
* TheScottishTrope: The Patriots have programmed everybody's {{Nanomachines}} with the same blindspot: whenever you try to say "The Patriots," your vocal cords actually produce "The La-li-lu-le-lo." If you have nanomachines in you, you CannotSpitItOut. (''"La-li-lu-le-lo"'' being a set of sounds that lack corresponding characters in written Japanese, making them impossible to transcribe.)
* SpannerInTheWorks:
** Solid Snake, the man who just won't stay dead. "He ''wasn't included in the simulation''!"
** Liquid Ocelot [[spoiler:given that part of his plan involved hijacking the Patriots' own schemes to advance his own.]]
** [[spoiler:Otacon, given how his actions and upbringing are far more in line with what The Boss wanted than the Patriots could ever hope to achieve.]]
* StrawNihilist: [[spoiler:The Patriots eventually developed off a very pessimistic view on human nature, and the Patriot AI system was made to avoid the downsides of organic thought, i.e. TheEvilsOfFreeWill.]]
* VoiceChangeling: The Patriots taunt Raiden with the voices of dead characters he met in the Shell, as well as a computerized mockery of Rosemary. "Johnson" echoes his earlier line about GW, not Arsenal Gear, being the lynchpin of the Patriots' plot. "Emma" reminds Raiden that the project couldn't have been completed without his unknowing help. Rosemary once more professes her devotion to him, adding sinisterly, "You've got to be'''LIE'''ve me!" Cold as ice.
* VoiceOfTheLegion: Only one voice at a time, but when they speak, they speak as various different characters, usually Colonel Campbell or Rosemary. Emma Emmerich, President Johnson, and Olga are also imitated a few times.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: They claim that they act in the best interest of humanity.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen[=/=]ForWantOfANail: A rare InUniverse example. [[spoiler: When the AIs were being developed by Dr. Strangelove, she initially intended them to be programmed to understand human concepts like empathy so that they could better understand why humans do things and could guide humanity along a brighter path more directly inspired by The Boss' will. However, after she was indirectly killed by a vengeful Huey due to not wanting their child to pilot Metal Gear, their development was handed over to Sigint. He instilled them with a much broader set of instructions and gave them the ability to learn for themselves, but they developed their exceedingly pessimistic view of humanity from this.]]
* XanatosSpeedChess: As much Raiden tries in [=MGS2=], he can't hope to outthink or outmaneuver the Patriots because his psychological makeup is an open book to them. The whole game is rigged to result in a win for Raiden's masters no matter what.
* YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm: Invoked. When Raiden speaks with the Patriot AI at the end of ''[=MGS2=]'', it claims the Patriots are a formless entity of consciousness that embodies the will of America itself.
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[[folder:'''Spoiler Character''']]
!!"The Colonel"/GW
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[[caption-width-right:135:''[-"Raiden, do you copy?You must [[AC:continue your muh-mission...]]"-]'']]
-> Voiced by: Creator/TakeshiAono (JP), Creator/PaulEiding (EN)

->''"This ''is'' a type of role-playing game. The point is that you play out your part -- and I expect you to turn in a perfect performance!"''

Initially seeming to be reprising his role as MissionControl to the PlayerCharacter, Colonel Roy Campbell appears to be Raiden's commanding officer during the Big Shell Incident. However, Campbell doesn't actually make an appearance in ''Metal Gear Solid 2'' at all. Instead, in a shocking twist, "The Colonel" turns out to be GW, an [[ArtificialIntelligence AI]] created by The Patriots to control the media released in the United States. Appearing to Raiden as his trusted MissionControl, and occasionally his girlfriend Rose, it manages to deceive him almost the entire game, manipulating him into following its orders.

However, after Emma's virus has been posthumously uploaded into GW's core, and after Raiden has been "betrayed" by Snake and Olga, he malfunctions and, eventually, after some of the most [[SurrealHorror horrifying]] [[WordSaladHorror scenes]] in the entire game, revealing that he is in fact, [[RoboticReveal not human at all]].
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[[folder: Metal Gear Codename: '''Ray''']]
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A new Metal Gear created by the United States Marine Corps. Despite it being a Metal Gear it's purpose was to be an "Anti-Metal Gear" weapon designed to destroy the competition. Ray was also mass-produced into a small army of unmanned units built to protect Arsenal Gear from attack. Later it produced copies used by Liquid Ocelot and Desperado Enforcement, LLC.

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!! Other

[[folder: Metal Gear Codename: '''Ray''']]
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A new Metal Gear created by
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[[caption-width-right:300:''[-"The enemy is sometimes closer than you think, gentlemen."-]'' ]]
->Voiced By: Creator/DaisukeGori (JP), Creator/KevinMichaelRichardson (EN)

->''"As a father I want to leave a better world for the future generation. As a soldier, I know that is my duty."''

Fortune's father, and
the United States Marine Corps. Despite it being a Marines Corps commander in charge of transporting Metal Gear it's purpose was to be an "Anti-Metal Gear" weapon designed to destroy [=RAY=]. He's currently competing with other branches of the competition. Ray was also mass-produced into a small army of unmanned units built military over who gets to protect Arsenal develop Metal Gear from attack. Later it produced copies used by Liquid Ocelot first -- hence the secrecy. For this indiscretion, he falls under the sword. His death has a DisasterDominoes effect on Dead Cell and Desperado Enforcement, LLC.
causes them to go rogue.



* [[FrickinLaserBeams Frickin Water Cutter]]: It's main weapon is a powerful pump which is expelled at a high pressure level allowing it to slice through dense armor. The Desperado model uses a plasma cannon instead of the water cutter.
* HumongousMecha: Naturally it's size is very massive and even the mass copied Rays happen to be quite tall.
* MacrossMissileMassacre: The Desperado RAY variant can fire ''volumes'' of missiles.
* VillainForgotToLevelGrind: Subverted twice-over come Revengeance. Though the Ray fought there is stronger and puts up a much greater fight than the ones from 2, Raiden is also considerably stronger as well needing nothing more than a sword.
* WaveMotionGun: The Desperado RAY variant replaces the water cutter with a plasma cannon that can cleave a building in half.

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* [[FrickinLaserBeams Frickin Water Cutter]]: BiTheWay: He was rumoured to be in a romantic relationship with [[DepravedBisexual Vamp]].
* ChekhovsLecture: His speech to the assembled crew of the ''Discovery'' provides the Cliff's Notes for [=MGS1=]. Dolph also hints at a "major player" who's been interfering the RAY project, but he hesitates to mention who. In an Orwellian twist, [=MGS4=] revealed that anybody carrying nanomachines is blocked from speaking the word "Patriots", depriving them of the ability to even define what the conspiracy is about.
* InterserviceRivalry: After the U.S. Army blew its wad with Metal Gear Rex, other branches of the military began to feud over it. Dolph is currently in a race with the Navy to see who will oversee deployment of the next-generation Metal Gears. As it turns out, the Navy (really the Patriots) pinches RAY and tailors it to their own purposes.
* MauveShirt: Assassinated by Ocelot in the name of the Patriots. This is the first time anyone name-dropped the organization, if you don't count Otacon in miscellaneous Codec calls.
* MortonsFork: His goal all along was to maintain a nuclear deterrent.
* PapaWolf: The reason he wasn't willing to allow Fortune, his daughter, to join the military was because he didn't want her to experience the harsh possibility of a nuclear war.
* ProperlyParanoid: He anticipated that several politicians and military personnel would try to stop the project. He was right.
* ThrowItIn: InUniverse example: Snake (and the player) had to sneak into [=RAY=]'s holding chamber during Dolph's speech to photograph RAY and upload the photos, with the timer indicating how long he has left before the speech ends. The timer freezes, however, when he throws a few things into his speech that weren't originally there, such as jokes or stretching exercises.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: He wanted to create [=RAY=] out of a genuine belief that it would end nuclear proliferation.
* YourCheatingHeart:
It's main weapon is a powerful pump which is expelled at a high pressure level allowing it to slice through dense armor. The Desperado model uses a plasma cannon instead of the water cutter.
* HumongousMecha: Naturally it's size is very massive and
implied that he still acted as Vamp's lover even the mass copied Rays happen while he was still married to be quite tall.
* MacrossMissileMassacre: The Desperado RAY variant can fire ''volumes'' of missiles.
* VillainForgotToLevelGrind: Subverted twice-over come Revengeance. Though the Ray fought there is stronger and puts up a much greater fight than the ones from 2, Raiden is also considerably stronger as well needing nothing more than a sword.
* WaveMotionGun: The Desperado RAY variant replaces the water cutter with a plasma cannon that can cleave a building in half.
his wife.


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[[folder: Liquid Ocelot]]
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[[caption-width-right:249: Our raw materials are vintage, brother! Big Boss was in his late fifties when they created his copies! But I...I live on through this arm!]]

After having Liquid Snake's arm grafted onto his [[AnArmAndALeg right stump]], Revolver Ocelot was apparently possessed by the spirit of the former character. Surviving the events of ''Sons of Liberty''', he took over several {{PMC}}s and formed his own version of Outer Heaven. [[spoiler:However, Big Boss at the end of [=MGS4=] reveals that this merger wasn't real.]]

->Voiced by: Creator/BanjoGinga (JP), Creator/CamClarke (''[=MGS2=]'') / Patric Zimmerman (EN)

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* AnArmAndALeg: The reason for his creation: After losing his right arm to the Cyborg ninja, Ocelot used Liquid's arm for a transplant and gradually gained the latter's personality. [[spoiler: By the time of Metal Gear Solid 4 it has been replaced with a robotic arm.]]
* BadassLongcoat: Though he takes it off for the final battle.
* BadassGrandpa: Having a body sixty years old has not slowed down fighting abilities.
* 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. [[spoiler:All to just revive his war buddy!]]
* BigBad: Of ''Metal Gear Solid 4''. [[spoiler: Or maybe not...]]
* DarkIsEvil: His black sunglasses and coat.
* EvilBrit: Gains Liquid's distinct accent in his debut, but it's gone by ''Metal Gear Solid 4''. [[spoiler: This is a hint that the possession is not real.]]
* EvilIsPetty: In his debut appearance, he taunts Snake over the fact that he will soon undergo RapidAging. In Metal Gear Solid 4, he mockingly offers Snake OneLastSmoke before blowing his own cigar smoke into his face.
* FinalBoss: Of ''Metal Gear Solid 4'', and of Solid Snake's storyline as a whole.
* GoodOldFisticuffs: Resorts to fighting Snake with his bare hands in the final battle.
* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: While Snake smokes cigarettes, he has taken up cigars because they were "father's favorite."
* GrandTheftMe: He is the result of Ocelot being possessed by Liquid Snake. [[spoiler: In Metal Gear Solid 4, though, it's revealed that Ocelot is using hypnosis and nanomachines to attain Liquid's personality.]]
* LargeHam: "BROTHEEEERSS!!!"
* {{Nanomachines}}: He makes liberal use of them when it comes to his soldiers. [[spoiler: He also used them to maintain his "possession" ruse.]]
* PsychopathicManchild: He has the personality of Liquid Snake, so this is a given.
* RevolversAreJustBetter: Defied. Not only does he not use Ocelot's trademark revolver when he has the chance, but he switches it out for a single-shot hunting pistol in ''Metal Gear Solid 4''.
* SinisterShades: In ''Metal Gear Solid 4''.
* SecondFaceSmoke: Does this to Snake with cigar smoke.
* VisionaryVillain: [[spoiler: He believes the destruction of the Patriots will bring along a lawless world, but a better one than the previous.]]
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[[folder: Metal Gear Codename: '''Ray''']]
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[[caption-width-right:350:Liquid's Ray]]
[[caption-width-right:350:[[labelnote:Mass Produced Rays]][[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mass_produced_ray_2.jpg]][[/labelnote]]]]
[[caption-width-right:349:[[labelnote:Desperado Ray]][[quoteright:349:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/desperado_ray.jpg]][[/labelnote]]]]
A new Metal Gear created by the United States Marine Corps. Despite it being a Metal Gear it's purpose was to be an "Anti-Metal Gear" weapon designed to destroy the competition. Ray was also mass-produced into a small army of unmanned units built to protect Arsenal Gear from attack. Later it produced copies used by Liquid Ocelot and Desperado Enforcement, LLC.

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* [[FrickinLaserBeams Frickin Water Cutter]]: It's main weapon is a powerful pump which is expelled at a high pressure level allowing it to slice through dense armor. The Desperado model uses a plasma cannon instead of the water cutter.
* HumongousMecha: Naturally it's size is very massive and even the mass copied Rays happen to be quite tall.
* MacrossMissileMassacre: The Desperado RAY variant can fire ''volumes'' of missiles.
* VillainForgotToLevelGrind: Subverted twice-over come Revengeance. Though the Ray fought there is stronger and puts up a much greater fight than the ones from 2, Raiden is also considerably stronger as well needing nothing more than a sword.
* WaveMotionGun: The Desperado RAY variant replaces the water cutter with a plasma cannon that can cleave a building in half.
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** ReluctantPsycho: [[spoiler: Even then, said persona is fully aware of how aberrant and broken he is, to the point where the Ripper laments the deaths he'scaused to Boris.]]

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** ReluctantPsycho: [[spoiler: Even then, said persona is fully aware of how aberrant and broken he is, to the point where the Ripper laments the deaths he'scaused he's caused to Boris.]]
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[[caption-width-right:249: Our raw materials are vintage, brother! Big Boss was in his late fifties when they created his copies! But I...I live on through this arm!]]
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* MissionControlIsOffItsMeds: Once affected by Emma's virus.

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* MissionControlIsOffItsMeds: Once affected by Emma's virus. He turns into the TropeCodifier and provides the trope's page image.
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* NotSoDifferent: At the end of ''Rising'', Raiden realizes that while [[spoiler:Armstrong]] might have been a maniac, he does agree with his ideals of Social Darwinism and fighting for one's ideals regardless of what others think. For better or for worse, TheStinger shows that he's come to embrace said ideals.

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* NotSoDifferent: At the end of ''Rising'', Raiden realizes that while [[spoiler:Armstrong]] might have been a maniac, he does agree with his ideals of Social Darwinism and belief in fighting for one's ideals regardless of what others think. For better or for worse, TheStinger shows that he's come to embrace said ideals.
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