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[[caption-width-right:350:[[ParrotExposition Merry Gear?!]]]]

''Merry Gear Solid'' is a fan-made freeware game AffectionateParody of the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' series and {{Christmas Special}}s of all kinds, by the creator of ''Videogame/TheUnderside''. There are two games:

* ''[[http://www.superfundungeonrun.com/?page_id=262 Merry Gear Solid]]'', in which you play as Saint Nick, codenamed "Solid Santa," during his mission to sneak into 14015 Hideo Drive to deliver presents. [[spoiler:At the end, he is killed by Solid Snake, mistaking him for "Big Beard."]]
* ''[[http://www.superfundungeonrun.com/?page_id=256 Merry Gear Solid 2: Ghosts of Christmas Past]]'', in which you play as Old--er, ''Cold'' Snake during his mission to infiltrate Outer Savin' Mall.
* ''[[http://www.superfundungeonrun.com/?p=817 Merry Gear Solid 3: The Dead Of Winter]]'' has been announced... Or should I say, Merry '''Fear''' Solid?
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!!This game provides examples of:
* AffectionateParody: Very much so.
* ArcNumber: Your MissionControl in both games has the codec frequency of 12.25.
* BilingualBonus: The "Bigotes Perfectos" project mentioned in the first game, and the store "Les Enfants Clotildes" in the second.
* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: {{Invoked|Trope}} by Otacon to power some of the items. Used fairly disturbingly when explaining why the Missiletoe Launcher (missiles with giant lips on the end) doesn't kill the kids.
-->'''Otacon''': Tell you what. Let's call it a... Missiletoe Launcher!
-->'''Snake''': Missiletoe Launcher?!
-->'''Otacon''': Yeah! It's just like the Nikita but it fires... hmmm... Let's see... Let's say it fires a missile with a pair of lips on it... A Kissile!
-->'''Snake''': Otacon, you can't just--!
-->'''Otacon''': That's right! And smooching a kid with the Kissile will overwhelm them... with love! (explains how to use it)
-->'''Snake''': Kissiles?! Missiletoe Launcher?! This is ridiculous! Why should I believe a single thing you've said --
-->'''Otacon''': Well, because if you don't... ...You'll end up blowing up a lot of child---
-->'''Snake''': Alright! Alright! I believe you!
* ContinuityNod: Often during codec conversations.
** All of ''2'' is one big reference to the original ''VideoGame/MetalGear2''; the [[spoiler:TADPOLE ambush on the elevator]] was actually a boss fight in the original game, and all of the backtracking plays just like the original.
* FissionMailed: In a part where Otacon thinks he can't reach you, he begins to yell "Snake? Snake?! SNAAAAAA--" until Snake interrupts.
* TheHeroDies: [[spoiler: Snake kills Santa at the end of the first game, mistaking him for Big Boss' twin brother.]]
* HeyItsThatVoice: InNameOnly and in-universe, but [[spoiler:in the second game, "Santa's Little Helper" sounds exactly like Liquid, in a parody of Master Miller from the first game... until it turns out that it was Solid Santa all along]].
* AnIcePerson: The milkman in the second game.
* InterfaceScrew: See PuzzleBoss below.
* InTheStyleOf: The soundtrack mostly consists of Christmas songs in a minor key made to sound like ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid'' tracks.
* ItRunsOnNonsensoleum: A lot of your gear has really screwy explanations for why they work, like the gift box that you can use to hide in (the kids you're hiding from will ignore it because "it's full of bombs") or the "See's Candy Cane" that lets you see invisible laser tripwires, or the aforementioned Missiletoe Launcher.
* MissionControl: Tiny Tim in the first, Otacon in the second.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:Snake after realizing he just killed Santa.]]
* NoFourthWall: Frequently parodied, and in one scene doubly subverted:
-->'''Otacon''': Snake, do you know what it means to "[[BreakingTheFourthWall break the fourth wall]]?"
-->'''Snake''': I think I remember you telling me about this... It had something to do with [[SubvertedTrope that wall in Shadow Moses]] that sounded a bit difference when I tapped on it... Sounded a bit more... hollow... That's when I broke the fourth wall... ...With some plastic explosives! I'm pretty sure Revolver Ocelot was just a few rooms further...
-->'''Snake''': ... [[DoubleSubversion But why are we talking about]] VideoGame/MetalGearSolid 1?
-->'''Otacon''': What?! That's not it at ALL, Snake!
* ParrotExposition: Used very often, and to the point of LampshadeHanging in certain scenes.
* PrivateMilitaryContractors: Parodied in the second game with the [=PNCs=]--'''P'''retty '''N'''aughty '''C'''hildren.
* {{Pun}}: Plenty:
** Outer Savin' Mall.
** The "Revolting Omelot" restaurant:
-->'''Recording''': Six buffets. More than enough to fill anything that moves!
** Nearly all of the weapons, including the "Holid Eye" and "Nova Cane."
** The soundtrack titles, including the remix of "Encounter", "He Sees You When You're Sneaking."
* PuzzleBoss: Both the milkman and the postman in the second game. [[spoiler:To defeat the milkman, you have to set your computer clock ahead a couple of weeks, and to defeat the postman, you have to drag a file in the game directory onto the window.]]
* {{Retraux}}: The graphics and overall style are roughly SNES-level, except for the voice acting.
** Judging by the trailer for ''Merry Gear Solid 3'', the series has moved up a bit to parody PS1-era graphics with ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4'''s free camera system.
* SequelHook: [[spoiler:At the end of Merry Gear Solid 2, a mysterious group called the "Ha He Ho Ho Ho" has apparently taken possession of the Merry Gear.]]
* ShoutOut: Numerous.
--> '''Foreign Kid:''' LetsPlay/{{DeceasedCrab}}cakes...? Let's eat!
* SpeedRun
* StealthPun: The "Holid Eye" gadget works by filtering out the "sad blues and greens" of Christmasses past to ([[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve somehow]]) grant you infrared vision - Otacon all but says "rose-tinted glasses".
* SureLetsGoWithThat: How most of the items work. Otacon makes up some reason why something would work the way it does; for example, [[spoiler:the toast can be used to un-jam the radar because the mold on the toast absorbs jam.]]
* TalkingToHimself: As all the voice work in the first game was done by a single person (except for the naughty children, who were voiced by the main programmer of the game), this was inevitable. Avoided in the second game due to the addition of five more voice actors, and though he voices a lot of characters once more, they never interact.
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: Santa Claus has the power of Christmas Spirit... which is limited to turning on [=TVs=] with his mind. Once. [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower Fortunately, in a stealth game the power is at least somewhat useful.]] Especially since it's a stealth game where all your opponents are small, easily distracted children.
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* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: Santa Claus has the power of Christmas Spirit... which is limited to turning on [=TVs=] with his mind. Once. [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower Fortunately, in a stealth game the power is at least somewhat useful.]]
** Especially since it's a stealth game where all your opponents are small, easily distracted children.

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* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: Santa Claus has the power of Christmas Spirit... which is limited to turning on [=TVs=] with his mind. Once. [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower Fortunately, in a stealth game the power is at least somewhat useful.]]
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]] Especially since it's a stealth game where all your opponents are small, easily distracted children.
24th Dec '13 3:07:07 PM TypoKiller
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* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: Santa Claus has the power of Christmas Spirit...which is limited to turning on [=TVs=] with his mind. Once. [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower Fortunately, in a stealth game the power is at least somewhat useful.]]

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* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: Santa Claus has the power of Christmas Spirit... which is limited to turning on [=TVs=] with his mind. Once. [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower Fortunately, in a stealth game the power is at least somewhat useful.]]]]
** Especially since it's a stealth game where all your opponents are small, easily distracted children.
17th Dec '13 2:34:19 PM TypoKiller
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* HeyItsThatVoice: InNameOnly and in-universe, but [[spoiler:in the second game, "Santa's Little Helper" sounds exactly like Liquid, in a parody of Master Miller from the first game...until it turns out that it was Solid Santa all along]].

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* HeyItsThatVoice: InNameOnly and in-universe, but [[spoiler:in the second game, "Santa's Little Helper" sounds exactly like Liquid, in a parody of Master Miller from the first game... until it turns out that it was Solid Santa all along]].
15th Dec '13 9:11:48 PM Angeldeb82
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''MerryGearSolid'' is a fan-made freeware game AffectionateParody of the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' series and {{Christmas Special}}s of all kinds, by the creator of ''Videogame/TheUnderside''. There are two games:

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''MerryGearSolid'' ''Merry Gear Solid'' is a fan-made freeware game AffectionateParody of the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' series and {{Christmas Special}}s of all kinds, by the creator of ''Videogame/TheUnderside''. There are two games:



* AnIcePerson: The milkman in the second game.



* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] by Otacon to power some of the items. Used fairly disturbingly when explaining why the Missiletoe Launcher (missiles with giant lips on the end) doesn't kill the kids.

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* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] {{Invoked|Trope}} by Otacon to power some of the items. Used fairly disturbingly when explaining why the Missiletoe Launcher (missiles with giant lips on the end) doesn't kill the kids.



* HeyItsThatVoice: InNameOnly, but [[spoiler:in the second game, "Santa's Little Helper" sounds exactly like Liquid, in a parody of Master Miller from the first game...until it turns out that it was Solid Santa all along.]]

to:

* HeyItsThatVoice: InNameOnly, InNameOnly and in-universe, but [[spoiler:in the second game, "Santa's Little Helper" sounds exactly like Liquid, in a parody of Master Miller from the first game...until it turns out that it was Solid Santa all along.]]along]].
* AnIcePerson: The milkman in the second game.



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:Snake after realizing he just killed Santa.]]



* SureWhyNot: How most of the items work. Otacon makes up some reason why something would work the way it does; for example, [[spoiler:the toast can be used to un-jam the radar because the mold on the toast absorbs jam.]]

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* SureWhyNot: SureLetsGoWithThat: How most of the items work. Otacon makes up some reason why something would work the way it does; for example, [[spoiler:the toast can be used to un-jam the radar because the mold on the toast absorbs jam.]]



* WhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:Snake after realizing he just killed Santa.]]
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19th Oct '13 9:44:24 AM TheMysteriousTroper
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* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: Santa Claus has the power of Christmas Spirit...which is limited to turning on TVs with his mind. Once. [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower Fortunately, in a stealth game the power is at least somewhat useful.]]

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* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: Santa Claus has the power of Christmas Spirit...which is limited to turning on TVs [=TVs=] with his mind. Once. [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower Fortunately, in a stealth game the power is at least somewhat useful.]]
8th Oct '13 10:39:12 AM MyFinalEdits
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* [[spoiler: TheHeroDies]]: [[spoiler: Snake kills Santa at the end of the first game, mistaking him for Big Boss' twin brother.]]

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* [[spoiler: TheHeroDies]]: TheHeroDies: [[spoiler: Snake kills Santa at the end of the first game, mistaking him for Big Boss' twin brother.]]
8th Oct '13 3:27:44 AM SuperLlama
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* [[spoiler: TheHeroDies]]: [[spoiler: Snake kills Santa at the end of the first game, mistaking him for Big Boss' twin brother.]]
8th Oct '13 3:07:26 AM SuperLlama
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* ItRunsOnNonsensoleum: A lot of your gear has really screwy explanations for why they work, like the gift box that you can use to hide in (the kids you're hiding from will ignore it because "it's full of bombs") or the "See's Candy Cane" that lets you see invisible laser tripwires.

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* ItRunsOnNonsensoleum: A lot of your gear has really screwy explanations for why they work, like the gift box that you can use to hide in (the kids you're hiding from will ignore it because "it's full of bombs") or the "See's Candy Cane" that lets you see invisible laser tripwires.tripwires, or the aforementioned Missiletoe Launcher.
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