History Headscratchers / MetalGearSolid

8th Apr '16 2:50:52 PM Dragon101
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** The line I get is, "You are a very methodical man. The type that likes to kick his tires before he leaves". I always assumed it was because I went out of my way to collect any rations, ammo or equipment that I needed in every area and make sure I am fully healed whenever possible- "kick his tires" = "check everything is working and prepared".
*** Also get "You are a highly skilled warrior, well suited to this stealth mission", which means I neither die nor get caught or set off an alarm; and "You are extremely careful of traps. You are either very cautious...or you are a coward", which means I know where the traps are because I played this game so many times I can remember exactly what Mantis says from memory and I know where all the traps are and thus don't get killed by them.
29th Mar '16 7:54:32 AM MrDeath
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* How is REX's launch system supposed to work? I understand its supposed to be undetectable with no exhaust flame, but how is the warhead supposed to bleed off speed and guide itself from the electromagnetic launch? Say REX launches towards the other side of the world; that warhead is going to go straight as an arrow for a long while at high speed since its electromagnetically launched. It can't bleed off speed or guide itself without slowing down somehow, rendering it visible to detection. Unlike an ICBM, which launches upwards, REX sits at ground level and its railgun has limited elevation. What targets can it realistically hit?

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\n** He's a master of disguise. That's his whole thing. What do you think would have been difficult for him to do in convincing Snake that he was someone Snake was totally unfamiliar with, hadn't ever met and knew next to nothing about?

* How is REX's launch system supposed to work? I understand its supposed to be undetectable with no exhaust flame, but how is the warhead supposed to bleed off speed and guide itself from the electromagnetic launch? Say REX launches towards the other side of the world; that warhead is going to go straight as an arrow for a long while at high speed since its electromagnetically launched. It can't bleed off speed or guide itself without slowing down somehow, rendering it visible to detection. Unlike an ICBM, which launches upwards, REX sits at ground level and its railgun has limited elevation. What targets can it realistically hit?hit?
** It's a purely ballistic projectile. The idea is Rex does the calculations to hit its target by firing in an arc. ''Nothing'' that doesn't have its own continuous propulsion actually flies "straight." It's like shooting an arrow into the air -- if you do the math, you can hit what you want even without directly aiming it.
28th Mar '16 10:26:17 PM Antediluvial
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* Let's say [[spoiler: Decoy Octopus]] hadn't died from the virus. How would he have been able to keep up the charade as [[spoiler: Donald Anderson]] after Snake "rescues" him?

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* Let's say [[spoiler: Decoy Octopus]] hadn't died from the virus. How would he have been able to keep up the charade as [[spoiler: Donald Anderson]] after Snake "rescues" him?him?

*How is REX's launch system supposed to work? I understand its supposed to be undetectable with no exhaust flame, but how is the warhead supposed to bleed off speed and guide itself from the electromagnetic launch? Say REX launches towards the other side of the world; that warhead is going to go straight as an arrow for a long while at high speed since its electromagnetically launched. It can't bleed off speed or guide itself without slowing down somehow, rendering it visible to detection. Unlike an ICBM, which launches upwards, REX sits at ground level and its railgun has limited elevation. What targets can it realistically hit?
21st Feb '16 7:08:12 PM Biophonic
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**How is there a gaping plot hole? Sahelanthropus was being controlled by Psycho Mantis with Liquid inside it and it was already active during MGS5. Now compare that to MGS1 where Rex was inactive at the time and neither Liquid nor Mantis had any idea how to activate Rex until Solid Snake Inserted the activation card key which both Liquid and Mantis had no idea how the key worked at the time. Also if Liquid entered Rex while it was inactive while Mantis was using his powers to help pilot it, it would be comparable to a passenger guiding a driver inside a car only for them to realize they had no keys in the car ignition to be able to drive. Mantis couldn't use that ability since Rex would still be inactive.
23rd Dec '15 5:27:36 PM DuskNoble
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* Where and when exactly did Gray Fox get hold of the arm mounted laser cannon he uses to destroy Rex's radome? Firstly at no point was this weapon even alluded to until he comes to Snake's aid - Otacon or Natasha certainly won't mention it if you call them. Secondly he blatantly doesn't own the thing during your boss fight with him meaning he must have aquired it afterward from... the armoury? Alongside the Nikita in the nuclear storage building? both places have been explored completely ''before'' you fight him. Nowhere else on this base apparently stores small arms so keeping this gun anywhere else would be stupid in itself.
** Gray Fox is a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot sci fi futuristic cyborg ninja]]. Just because he didn't use the laser cannon in his fight against Snake doesn't mean he didn't have access to it at that point. He wanted to fight Snake ''fairly''. Hand to hand. He ''spells this out during the fight''. The reason he busts it out against Rex is because Rex is a different opponent, that he's not going to be able to fight hand to hand, or with a sword.

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* Where and when exactly did Gray Fox get hold of the arm mounted laser cannon he uses to destroy Rex's radome? Firstly Firstly, at no point was this weapon even alluded to until he comes to Snake's aid - Otacon or Natasha certainly won't mention it if you call them. Secondly Secondly, he blatantly doesn't own the thing during your boss fight with him him, meaning he must have aquired it afterward from... the armoury? Alongside the Nikita in the nuclear storage building? both Both places have been explored completely ''before'' you fight him. Nowhere else on this base apparently stores small arms arms, so keeping this gun anywhere else would be stupid in itself.
** Gray Fox is a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot sci fi sci-fi futuristic cyborg ninja]]. Just because he didn't use the laser cannon in his fight against Snake doesn't mean he didn't have access to it at that point. He wanted to fight Snake ''fairly''. Hand to hand. He ''spells this out during the fight''. The reason he busts it out against Rex is because Rex is a different opponent, that he's not going to be able to fight hand to hand, hand or with a sword.
28th Nov '15 4:47:02 AM Kombucha
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****That sort of makes sense as a bit of a fanwank. If Liquid really didn't want to kill Snake, though, cornering him with a Hind and shooting at him with missiles and rockets suggests he got a bit carried away.
28th Nov '15 4:40:58 AM Kombucha
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***Most of them seem to go by the animal part of their code names. The way I see it, Snake's code name is simply "Snake" and "Solid" is just descriptive. If Ocelot started using an M61 Vulcan perhaps he would become known as Vulcan Ocelot, but the "Ocelot" part won't change.
6th Nov '15 3:38:31 AM ergeis
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** IMO, video game voice acting wasn't quite sophisticated back then and I believe there was trouble behind the scenes.
19th Sep '15 9:52:15 PM nombretomado
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'''Remember''': ''Metal Gear Solid'' is not the name of the series. This page is for {{Headscratchers}} concerning the first title ''Metal Gear Solid'' for the PlayStation and NintendoGameCube. Put {{Headscratchers}} for the entire series on the [[Headscratchers/MetalGear Metal Gear Headscratchers page]], or, if your Headscratcher is about something that only happened in one game, try one of the following pages:

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* On the back of the box for "The Twin Snakes", it says, "Two of the greatest games of all time, VideoGame/MetalGearSolid and ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'' are fused together to form the Nintendo GameCube classic VideoGame/MetalGearSolid The Twin Snakes". Obviously, this is not the case. Why does it say this when there's only one game?

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* On the back of the box for "The Twin Snakes", it says, "Two of the greatest games of all time, VideoGame/MetalGearSolid and ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'' are fused together to form the Nintendo GameCube UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube classic VideoGame/MetalGearSolid The Twin Snakes". Obviously, this is not the case. Why does it say this when there's only one game?
10th Sep '15 5:55:22 AM 80211boy
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* During MGSV we learn that a certain psychic child is [[spoiler: able to control Sahelanthropus]] with his powers. If the psychic child is in fact the same character as mantis from Metal Gear Solid 1 (as we are led to believe), why did he not utilise his abilities to control REX at Shadow Moses? Even if Mantis was dead by the time Ocelot and Liquid manipulate Solid Snake into activating it for them, the entire premise of their plan was ALREADY based upon relying on Solid to activate REX. Why rely on an elaborate gambit roulette when you already have someone with such a convinient ability on your side? To add to the confusion, Liquid already knows of ([[spoiler:and has already taken advantage of]]) Mantis's said abilities. Unless it's explained why Mantis ia not using this ability by the time the Shadow Moses incident comes around, Kojima has inadvertantly punched a gaping plot hole into the narrative of MGS 1.

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* During MGSV we learn that a certain psychic child is [[spoiler: able to control Sahelanthropus]] with his powers. If the psychic child is in fact the same character as mantis from Metal Gear Solid 1 (as we are led to believe), why did he not utilise his abilities to control REX at Shadow Moses? Even if Mantis was dead by the time Ocelot and Liquid manipulate Solid Snake into activating it for them, the entire premise of their plan was ALREADY based upon relying on Solid to activate REX. Why rely on an elaborate gambit roulette when you already have someone with such a convinient ability on your side? To add to the confusion, Liquid already knows of ([[spoiler:and has already taken advantage of]]) Mantis's said abilities. Unless it's explained why Mantis ia is not using this ability by the time the Shadow Moses incident comes around, Kojima has inadvertantly punched a gaping plot hole into the narrative of MGS 1.
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