History Fridge / MetalGearRisingRevengeance

20th Apr '16 10:15:39 AM ThraggLootrippa
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* Related to the above, the boss fights show an evolution in levels of the cultish "strong prey upon the weak" ideology among World Marshall's leaders. Metal Gear RAY is a weapon in service of their belief. Khamsin is a blind believer in World Marshall's rhetoric that they fight for freedom, as he's not considered worthy enough to know the true purpose of the company. Bladewolf is enslaved by their tenets, and doesn't know why it's that way. Mistral is a fresh convert to the cause who's rejoicing in the purpose she now has. Monsoon is someone who understands and actively preaches the nihilistic doctrine, along with trying to bring new believers into the fold. Sundowner leads the congregation and believes in World Marshall's ideas of might makes right, but works to bring about their heaven for selfish reasons. Sam was forcefully converted and willingly gave up his individual freedom, but is trying to find someone [[SuicideByCop strong enough to kill him]]. Armstrong is the one who created their ideology, embodies it through body and mind, and is striving towards his idea of paradise on Earth because he believes it's the only way to save his country.

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* Related to the above, the boss fights show an evolution in levels of the cultish "strong prey upon the weak" ideology among World Marshall's leaders. Metal Gear RAY is a weapon in service of their belief. Khamsin is a blind believer in World Marshall's rhetoric that they fight for freedom, as he's not considered worthy enough to know the their true purpose of the company.goals. Bladewolf is enslaved by their tenets, and doesn't know why it's that way. Mistral is a fresh convert to the cause who's rejoicing in the purpose she now has. Monsoon is someone who understands and actively preaches his understanding of the nihilistic doctrine, along with trying to bring new believers into the fold. Sundowner leads the congregation cult in its operations and believes in World Marshall's ideas of might makes right, but works to bring about their heaven for selfish reasons. Sam was forcefully converted and willingly gave up his individual freedom, but is trying to find someone [[SuicideByCop strong enough to kill him]]. Armstrong is the one who created their ideology, ideology and convinced the Winds of Destruction to join him, embodies it through body and mind, and is striving towards his idea of paradise on Earth because he believes it's the only way to save his country.
18th Apr '16 7:46:32 AM ThraggLootrippa
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** Though then the problem would be figuring out how to pierce his metal skin to actually administor the suppressor nanomachines in the first place.

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** Though then the problem would be figuring out how to pierce his metal skin to actually administor administer the suppressor nanomachines in the first place.


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* Related to the above, the boss fights show an evolution in levels of the cultish "strong prey upon the weak" ideology among World Marshall's leaders. Metal Gear RAY is a weapon in service of their belief. Khamsin is a blind believer in World Marshall's rhetoric that they fight for freedom, as he's not considered worthy enough to know the true purpose of the company. Bladewolf is enslaved by their tenets, and doesn't know why it's that way. Mistral is a fresh convert to the cause who's rejoicing in the purpose she now has. Monsoon is someone who understands and actively preaches the nihilistic doctrine, along with trying to bring new believers into the fold. Sundowner leads the congregation and believes in World Marshall's ideas of might makes right, but works to bring about their heaven for selfish reasons. Sam was forcefully converted and willingly gave up his individual freedom, but is trying to find someone [[SuicideByCop strong enough to kill him]]. Armstrong is the one who created their ideology, embodies it through body and mind, and is striving towards his idea of paradise on Earth because he believes it's the only way to save his country.
12th Apr '16 3:26:51 PM ThraggLootrippa
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** Armstrong believes in the strong controlling the weak. He thinks he's the strongest, and that he doesn't need to use finesse. He already won once by just throwing his weight at Sam. And if he could beat Raiden with his strength, he would absolutely prove his philosophy is the only true one. He's [[MeaningfulName named]] Arm''strong'', for crying out loud.
18th Jan '16 2:14:22 PM nabu-san
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** In fact we are gratified with an immediate confirmation of how hollow Raiden's speech is. Immediately after he mentions the samurai, we see Jetstream Sam who's a samurai Expy. The first bad guy we see in the game is a samurai!
17th Jan '16 7:30:10 AM GeminiSparkSP
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*** In short, Raiden treats Wolf more like a ''partner'', not an AI or pet.



*** In short, Raiden treats Wolf more like a ''partner'', not an AI or pet.
12th Jan '16 12:03:19 PM Rebu
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*** In short, Raiden treats Wolf more like a ''partner'', not an AI or pet.
23rd Dec '15 7:00:44 AM GeminiSparkSP
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** Or, if you're looking at things another way, Sam is the odd one out, as Sundowner's twin blades could be seen as a parallel to Leo's twin katana. Considering that Sam's generally unconcerned about Desperado's goals and his rather sarcastic quips, in a sense, Sam could be seen as a darker Mikey analogue. Plus, consider how Sundowner is the leader, Monsoon's the BloodKnight and Mistral's arguably the most analytical (she did assist Dolzaev in his takeover.)

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** Or, if you're looking at things another way, Sam is the odd one out, as Sundowner's twin blades could be seen as a parallel to Leo's twin katana. Considering that Sam's generally unconcerned about Desperado's goals and his rather sarcastic quips, in a sense, Sam could be seen as a darker Mikey analogue. Plus, consider how Sundowner is the leader, Monsoon's the BloodKnight and Mistral's arguably the most analytical (she did assist Dolzaev in his takeover.)takeover).
** Furthermore, look at the flipside. Throuhgout the game, Raiden has been literally ripping apart his enemies to pieces, and his nickname is "Jack the ''Ripper''". Raiden is the counterpart to ''Shredder''.
19th Oct '15 11:17:07 PM Steam
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* During the initial phases of the fight, Raiden's punches do next to no damage to Armstrong. However, the punches delivered during the last phase's QTE are considerably more effective. Why? It's all about positioning. Rather than just punching into Armstrong's general midsection, Raiden goes for liver blows (essentially targeting a specific vital) and a cross counter (with the force of his punch amplified by Armstrong charging into it).
3rd Sep '15 6:07:55 AM msq
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** Although, one of the things mentioned by Sundowner and Armstrong is that while the Patriots and their actual War Economy may be gone, their memes are still alive and well. The military industrial complex and certainly [=PMC=]s like World Marshall and Desperado are only around and were only able to get as big as they have thanks to the system the Patriots first set up after all, and the Patriot ideas of information control and advertisements lead directly to World Marshall's success. So in a way, while the Patriots may not have finished their designs of "perpetual motion" those designs didn't die with them either.

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** Although, one of the things mentioned by Sundowner and Armstrong is that while the Patriots and their actual War Economy may be gone, their memes are still alive and well. The military industrial complex and certainly [=PMC=]s like World Marshall and Desperado are only around and were only able to get as big as they have thanks to the system the Patriots first set up after all, and the Patriot ideas of information control and advertisements lead directly to World Marshall's success. Armstrong even goes so far as proclaim that they're ''all'' Sons of the Patriots now. So in a way, while the Patriots may not have finished their designs of "perpetual motion" those designs didn't die with them either.
19th Aug '15 5:35:46 PM ChrispAndChrisIce
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**** Another layer of irony to his death: [[spoiler:he is a lot like Armstrong. Both differ from the violent nihilism of Mistral, Moonsoon and Sundowner in that they're fighting for a higher ideal (perhaps even the same basic ideal of freedom), and they are both loud, rude Americans. Yet, Mistral is in love with Armstrong but sets up Khamsin to die because she hates him on a personal level.]] The exact implications regarding Mistral are up to you to decide.

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**** Another layer of irony to his death: [[spoiler:he is a lot like Armstrong. Both differ from the violent nihilism of Mistral, Moonsoon Monsoon and Sundowner in that they're fighting for a higher ideal (perhaps even the same basic ideal of freedom), and they are both loud, rude Americans. Yet, Mistral is in love with Armstrong but sets up Khamsin to die because she hates him on a personal level.]] The exact implications regarding Mistral are up to you to decide.



* Throughout ''Rising'', take a look at each battle you fight and you'll see that the fighting styles of each boss you fight show a devolving process. You start out with giant war mechs (Metal Gear RAY, and Khamsin too if you want to go chronologically), then move on to Bladewolf and Mistral, who don't stick out too much but are the most complex and advanced. Move on to Monsoon, who instead uses sai and smoke bombs, then to Sundowner, who fights basically with swords, shields, and brute force. Then move on to Sam, who fights with a sword and his bare hands. Finally, after Excelcus, you fight the real boss--Armstrong, who fights with nothing but his fists.



* Monsoon's body is obviously specialized to counter slashes. On top of that, his choice of weapon is the sai, a weapon well-known for its ability to snap blades specifically katanas. Monsoon is an anti-samurai weapon!

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* Monsoon's body is obviously specialized to counter slashes. On top of that, his choice of weapon is the sai, a weapon well-known for its ability to snap blades blades, specifically katanas. Monsoon is an anti-samurai weapon!
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