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19th Aug '17 11:07:36 AM theenglishman
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*** Speaking of [[spoiler:Armstrong]], his usage of the phrase "make America great again" was meant to be a ShoutOut UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan, as he had famously used "Let's Make America Great Again!" as his slogan during [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_Reagan_presidential_campaign,_1980 his first successful presidential campaign]]. Through no fault of the developers, the [[UnintentionalPeriodPiece relevance]] of that specific reference lasted a little over [[UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump two years]].[[invoked]]

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*** Speaking of [[spoiler:Armstrong]], his usage of the phrase "make America great again" was meant to be a ShoutOut to UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan, as he had famously used "Let's Make America Great Again!" as his slogan during [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_Reagan_presidential_campaign,_1980 his first successful presidential campaign]]. Through no fault of the developers, the [[UnintentionalPeriodPiece relevance]] of that specific reference lasted a little over [[UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump two years]].[[invoked]]
19th Aug '17 11:07:03 AM theenglishman
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*** Speaking of [[spoiler:Armstrong]], his usage of the phrase "make America great again" was meant to be a ShoutOut UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan, as he had famously used "Let's Make America Great Again!" as his slogan during [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_Reagan_presidential_campaign,_1980 his first successful presidential campaign]]. Through no fault of the developers, the [[UnintentionalPeriodPiece relevance]] of that specific reference lasted a little over [[UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump two years]].[[invoked]]
5th Aug '17 8:02:04 AM WaterBlap
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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: See the series's page for it [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything/MetalGear here]].
1st Aug '17 10:13:11 PM Azek
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''Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance'' is a 2013 SpectacleFighter spin-off of the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' series developed by Creator/PlatinumGames in collaboration with Creator/KojimaProductions. Starring Raiden following his cybernetic transformation in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'', ''Metal Gear Rising'' is an ActionAdventure HackAndSlash like ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'' and Platinum's own ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'', with a particular emphasis on {{clean cut}}ting enemies and the environment itself apart. However, the game also incorporates classic ''Metal Gear'' {{Stealth Based Game}}play like [[MobileShrubbery cardboard boxes]], [[BackStab stealth kills]], [[NightVisionGoggles thermal goggles]], and [[ThrowingTheDistraction distracting guards with various sub-items]].

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''Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance'' is a 2013 SpectacleFighter StylishAction spin-off of the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' series developed by Creator/PlatinumGames in collaboration with Creator/KojimaProductions. Starring Raiden following his cybernetic transformation in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'', ''Metal Gear Rising'' is an ActionAdventure HackAndSlash like ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'' and Platinum's own ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'', with a particular emphasis on {{clean cut}}ting enemies and the environment itself apart. However, the game also incorporates classic ''Metal Gear'' {{Stealth Based Game}}play like [[MobileShrubbery cardboard boxes]], [[BackStab stealth kills]], [[NightVisionGoggles thermal goggles]], and [[ThrowingTheDistraction distracting guards with various sub-items]].
28th Jul '17 3:49:17 PM Drope
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* RatedMForManly: It's the goriest, most intense, most over-the-top game in the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' series so far. The mellow and philosophical tone found in the main Metal Gear games is secondary to all the action.

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* RatedMForManly: It's the goriest, most intense, most over-the-top game in the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' series so far. The mellow and philosophical tone found in the main Metal Gear games is very downplayed here, being secondary to all the action.
28th Jul '17 3:47:49 PM Drope
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* RatedMForManly: It's the goriest, most intense, most over-the-top game in the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' series so far.

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* RatedMForManly: It's the goriest, most intense, most over-the-top game in the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' series so far. The mellow and philosophical tone found in the main Metal Gear games is secondary to all the action.
28th Jul '17 3:39:32 PM Drope
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* RatedMForManly

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* RatedMForManlyRatedMForManly: It's the goriest, most intense, most over-the-top game in the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' series so far.
17th Jul '17 5:08:11 AM NanoMoose
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** Jetstream Sam: Vamp [[note]]Both of them are Raiden's [[TheRival rival]], have long hair and more acrobatically.[[/note]]

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** Jetstream Sam: Vamp [[note]]Both of them are serve as Raiden's [[TheRival rival]], rival]]s and have long hair and more acrobatically.long, dark hair. Sam's catchphrase might even reference Vamp's flamenco-flavored fighting style.[[/note]]



** Monsoon: Psycho Mantis [[note]]Both of them use their power to attack using parts of the environment, as well doing a BreakingSpeech to the main lead.[[/note]]
** Sundowner: Fatman and Vulcan Raven [[note]]All three are the largest body of all members of their respective groups, and all of them have exploding weapons.[[/note]]

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** Monsoon: Psycho Mantis [[note]]Both of them use their power to attack using parts of the environment, as well doing as deliver a BreakingSpeech to the main lead.[[/note]]
** Sundowner: Fatman and Vulcan Raven [[note]]All three are have the largest body of all members of heaviest frames in their respective groups, and all of them have exploding weapons.[[/note]]



** Executions involve Raiden slamming down, vaulting under, or sending a stunned enemy flying while breaking the rest of their armor in the process, allowing for a midair Blade Mode kill.

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** Executions involve Raiden slamming down, vaulting under, or sending a stunned enemy flying while breaking the rest of their armor in the process, allowing for a midair mid-air Blade Mode kill.



** All the Winds of Destruction refer to Raiden as "Jack", even though he claims to have left that name behind. It overlaps a little with TermsOfEndangerment.

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** All the Winds of Destruction refer to Raiden as "Jack", "Jack" (sometimes completing his nickname, "Jack the Ripper"), even though he claims to have left that name behind. It overlaps a little with TermsOfEndangerment.



** TheSixthRanger: Sam. Not an official member of Desperado or the Winds, but is more of a hired mercenary. Couldn't care less about Desperado's plans, and is only in it for the thrills. Is also the least blatantly evil among them, being more TrueNeutral.

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** TheSixthRanger: Sam. Not an official member of Desperado or the Winds, but is Winds; more of a hired mercenary. Couldn't care less about Desperado's plans, and is only in it for the thrills. Is also the least blatantly evil among them, being more TrueNeutral.



* HeroicSafeMode: It could be argued that Raiden recovered his Jack the Ripper personality to be able to fight Monsoon since he was going through a HeroicBSOD.

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* HeroicSafeMode: It could be argued that Raiden recovered his Jack the Ripper personality to be able to fight Monsoon since he was going through as a HeroicBSOD.mean of escaping his HeroicBSOD and defending himself from Monsoon.



* HiddenDepths: The lyrics for the boss battle songs say volumes more about their respective boss characters than what is stated in the actual story. At most you only get a superficial idea of their psychological motivations before you fight them, the lyrics go much more in depth on those matters.

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* HiddenDepths: The lyrics for the boss battle songs say volumes more about their respective boss characters than what is stated in the actual story. At most you only get a superficial idea of their psychological motivations before you fight them, the lyrics go much more in depth on those matters. story, which are somewhat superficial.



* HopeSpot: ''Twice'' with the final boss. [[spoiler:Raiden successfully goes hand-to-hand against Armstrong after losing his sword, only to earn a beatdown. Raiden then manages to trick Armstrong by feigning a change of heart, but in spite of landing a few more good hits, Armstrong ends up pummeling Raiden so hard he's only saved when Bladewolf finally intervenes.]]
* HotBlooded: Raiden, of all people, has begun to openly revel in combat.

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* HopeSpot: ''Twice'' with the final boss. [[spoiler:Raiden successfully goes hand-to-hand against Armstrong after losing his sword, only to earn a beatdown. Raiden then manages to trick Armstrong by feigning a change of heart, but in spite of landing a few more good hits, Armstrong ends up pummeling pummelling Raiden so hard he's only saved when Bladewolf finally intervenes.]]
* HotBlooded: Raiden, of all people, has begun to openly revel in combat.combat and argue from his emotions.



* {{Hypocrite}}: Raiden points out that [[spoiler:Sam and Monsoon's lecture on how the mooks he's been mowing down are people is ultimately this because they wouldn't be ''in'' that position to begin with if they weren't using them as human shields despite ''knowing'' everything they told him about them.]]

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* {{Hypocrite}}: Raiden points out that [[spoiler:Sam and Monsoon's lecture on how the mooks he's been mowing down are people and Raiden's bad for killing them is ultimately this because ridiculous; they wouldn't be ''in'' that the position to begin with be slaughtered if they Desperado, already knowing everything they've told him, weren't using placing them as human shields despite ''knowing'' everything they told him about them.in Raiden's path.]]



--->'''[[spoiler:Armstrong:]]'''"Played college ball, ya know? [[spoiler:''(punts Raiden like a football)'']]

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--->'''[[spoiler:Armstrong:]]'''"Played --->'''[[spoiler:Armstrong:]]''' Played college ball, ya know? [[spoiler:''(punts Raiden like a football)'']]



* LostAesop: The game's stance towards violence is somewhat nebulous, considering how the [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker previous title]] kind of promoted non-violence. Though it takes the tack that war is probably inevitable, it doesn't regard that as good, nor the idea that one might enjoy killing as a good reason to fight. The main theme of this game is Raiden's Katsujinken, and if it is legit even if the user has strong personal feelings like rage or sadism. Another alternative is ''Right needs Might'' as expressed [[http://unitedfederationofcharles.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-social-satire-of-metal-gear-rising.html here.]]

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* LostAesop: The game's stance towards violence is somewhat nebulous, odd, considering how the [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker previous title]] kind of promoted non-violence. Though it the series takes the tack that war is probably inevitable, it doesn't regard that as good, nor the idea that one might enjoy enjoys killing as a good reason to fight. The main theme of this game is Raiden's Katsujinken, and if it is legit even if the user has strong personal feelings like rage or sadism.bloodlust. Another alternative is ''Right needs Might'' as expressed [[http://unitedfederationofcharles.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-social-satire-of-metal-gear-rising.html here.]]



** A Codec conversation with Kevin reveals that cyborgification is really expensive and that Desperado must have some kind of really involved payment plans for their recruits to have so many cyborgs in their ranks. This also explains why [[spoiler:the Mistral and Monsoon body doubles]] weren't mass-produced.

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** A Codec conversation with Kevin reveals that cyborgification is really expensive (both initially and its maintenance costs) and that Desperado must have some kind of really involved payment plans for their recruits to have so many cyborgs in their ranks. This also explains why [[spoiler:the Mistral and Monsoon body doubles]] weren't mass-produced.



* NoSenseOfHumor: Bladewolf [[DontExplainTheJoke analyzes jokes]] and sometimes responds to Raiden's quips [[LiteralMinded literally]]. [[spoiler:It turns out he gets Raiden's jokes but he doesn't think they're funny.]]

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* NoSenseOfHumor: Bladewolf [[DontExplainTheJoke analyzes jokes]] and sometimes responds to Raiden's quips [[LiteralMinded literally]]. [[spoiler:It It turns out he gets Raiden's jokes but he doesn't think they're funny.]]



** Raiden gets this impression from pretty much all of the boss characters. They lecture him at length about the BloodKnight and KnightTemplar character traits he is repressing inside of him, and even in defeat claim that Raiden will one day become like them if he isn't already. It gives the unsettling implication that Raiden's victory is {{Pyrrhic|Victory}} at best. Quite a few of their [[VillainSong songs]] apply to him just as much as them, highlighting their similarities.
** Sam makes this point when [[spoiler:he shows how Raiden's not so different from the cyborg enemies he's been chopping up, fighting was the only means for them to stay alive.]]
* NothingPersonal: There is a subtext of this sentiment between [[spoiler:Senator Armstrong]] and Raiden during the final boss battle. Both of them are men that have shed a lot of blood to get to where they're at, and only want what they think is best for the future. The thing is that only the victor of their duel will be able to invoke their ideal future for the world, and so even if they are the same they must fight. It's very reminiscent of what Solid Snake said about his fight with Gray Fox: It was just two men, with no malice or absurd politics in the way, doing their jobs as soldiers fighting for what they believed in.

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** Raiden gets this impression from pretty much all of the boss characters. They lecture him at length about the BloodKnight and KnightTemplar character traits he is repressing inside of him, he's repressing, and even in defeat claim that Raiden will one day become like them if he isn't already. It gives the unsettling implication that Raiden's victory is {{Pyrrhic|Victory}} at best. Quite a few of their [[VillainSong songs]] apply to him just as much as them, highlighting their similarities.
** Sam makes this point when [[spoiler:he shows how Raiden's not so different from the cyborg enemies he's been chopping up, fighting was for their lives after being denied the only means for them choice to stay alive.stop.]]
* NothingPersonal: There is a subtext of this sentiment between [[spoiler:Senator Armstrong]] and Raiden during the final boss battle. Both of them are men that have shed a lot of blood to get to where they're at, and only want what they think is best for the future. The thing is that only the victor of their duel will be able to invoke their ideal future for the world, and so even if they are the same they must fight. It's very reminiscent of what Solid Snake said about his fight with Gray Fox: It it was just two men, with no malice or absurd politics in the way, doing their jobs as soldiers fighting for what they believed in.



* PapaWolf: Having become a father, and given a chance to give an innocent boy the love and happy childhood that he never had, Raiden has sworn that ''no'' child will '''ever''' be made to endure what Solidus put him through. Hence, it is a [[{{Understatement}} suicidally stupid]] idea to abuse, harm, kill and exploit children and ''gloat'' about it in Raiden's face. The black-hearted mercenary-doctor in Chapter 2 found this out the ''hard and painful'' way.

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* PapaWolf: Having become a father, and given a chance to give an innocent boy the love and happy childhood that he never had, Raiden has sworn that ''no'' child will '''ever''' be made to endure what Solidus put him through. Hence, it is a [[{{Understatement}} suicidally stupid]] bad idea to abuse, harm, kill and exploit children and ''gloat'' about it in Raiden's face. The black-hearted mercenary-doctor in Chapter 2 found this out the ''hard and painful'' hard way.



* PrivateMilitaryContractor: Desperado is the more traditional use of the trope (i.e. supporting terrorists and criminals, and overall being evil). Maverick (the group Raiden is a member of), is a more beneficial and protagonistic use of the trope, similar to the Militaires Sans Frontieres in ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker Peace Walker]]''.

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* PrivateMilitaryContractor: Desperado is the more traditional use of the trope (i.e. supporting terrorists and criminals, and overall being evil). Maverick (the group Raiden is a member of), is a more beneficial and protagonistic use of the trope, benevolent example, similar to the Militaires Sans Frontieres in ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker Peace Walker]]''.



** Sundowner, a heavy man with two huge machetes and six pop-out shields on waldos that can combine to form a wall between himself and Raiden.

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** Sundowner, a heavy heavy-set man with two huge machetes and six pop-out shields on waldos that can combine to form a wall between himself and Raiden.



* ScaryBlackMan: The African soldier in the trailers, especially the "Sword" trailer, qualifies. Of particular note is his brutal interrogation of a soldier regarding leaked information to the enemy, to which he threatens to kill his family if he doesn't admit to it, and also implies to planning to rape the interrogated soldier's wife before killing her.



--->'''George''': A Ninja? Cowabunga! Go, Ninja, Go, Ninja, Go!\\

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--->'''George''': A Ninja? ninja? Cowabunga! Go, Ninja, Go, Ninja, Go!\\ninja, go, ninja, go!\\



--->'''Desperado Doctor''': Surrender! Or decide: The needs of the many, or the needs of the few?

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--->'''Desperado Doctor''': Surrender! Or decide: The the needs of the many, or the needs of the few?



** The [[GratuitousForeignLanguage gratuitous Russian]] spoken by several characters is mostly grammatically correct and features sensible and appropriate profanity actually used in everyday speech.

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** The [[GratuitousForeignLanguage gratuitous Russian]] spoken by several characters is mostly grammatically correct and features sensible and appropriate profanity obscenities actually used in everyday speech.
16th Jul '17 12:56:16 AM NanoMoose
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-->'''Raiden:''' "Gimmicky shit like that won't cut it in a real fight."

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-->'''Raiden:''' "Gimmicky Gimmicky shit like that won't cut it in a real fight."



* CorruptPolitician[=/=]WellIntentionedExtremist: Colorado Senator and 2020 Presidential candidate Steven Armstrong genuinely wants to restore America as the sole world superpower, [[spoiler:albeit by instigating a new Revolutionary War.]]
* CowboyCop: [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]]. As the game progresses, Raiden abandons legal and social institutions, considering them deadweight in his desire to bring "justice." Rather than applaud his actions, the game calls him out on this attitude, showing that Raiden is resorting to "MightMakesRight", causing untold damage because of personal conviction, making him no better than the villains. Ultimately, [[spoiler:Armstrong]] [[YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame calls him his successor based on the willingness to do whatever is necessary]], and the game remains troublingly silent, questioning whether Raiden's victories were worth the personal sacrifices, as he becomes more and more of an anti-hero by sacrificing his body (becoming a creepy cyborg), his mind ([[spoiler:accepting Jack the Ripper again just to finish the mission]]), and finally his ideals ([[spoiler:"''This isn't my sword.''"]])

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* CorruptPolitician[=/=]WellIntentionedExtremist: CorruptPolitician: Colorado Senator and 2020 Presidential candidate Steven Armstrong genuinely wants to restore America as the sole world superpower, [[spoiler:albeit by instigating a new Revolutionary War.]]
* CowboyCop: [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]]. As the game progresses, Raiden abandons legal and social institutions, considering them deadweight in his desire to bring "justice." Rather than applaud his actions, the game calls him out on this attitude, showing that Raiden is resorting to "MightMakesRight", causing untold damage because of personal conviction, making him no better than the villains. Ultimately, [[spoiler:Armstrong]] [[YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame calls him his successor based on the willingness to do whatever is necessary]], and the game remains troublingly silent, questioning whether Raiden's victories were worth the personal sacrifices, as he becomes more and more of an anti-hero by sacrificing his body (becoming a creepy cyborg), his mind ([[spoiler:accepting Jack the Ripper again just to finish the mission]]), and finally his ideals principles ([[spoiler:"''This isn't my sword.''"]])



-->'''Wolf''': "Raiden. It would appear your only way forward would be to return to the surface. You will exit into an evacuated commercial district. [...] Do not be distracted by the advertisements. You are not here as a tourist."\\
'''Raiden''': [sarcastic] "Sure. I'll just buy a quick souvenir or two for Rose and that'll be it."\\
'''Wolf''': "Raiden, we must hurry."\\
'''Raiden''': (''{{beat}}'') "Remind me to teach you about sarcasm sometime."\\
'''Wolf''': "I understand your attempts at humor. I simply do not find them entertaining."

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-->'''Wolf''': "Raiden.Raiden. It would appear your only way forward would be to return to the surface. You will exit into an evacuated commercial district. [...] Do not be distracted by the advertisements. You are not here as a tourist."\\
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'''Raiden''': [sarcastic] "Sure.''(sarcastic)'' Sure. I'll just buy a quick souvenir or two for Rose and that'll be it."\\
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'''Wolf''': "Raiden, Raiden, we must hurry."\\
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'''Raiden''': (''{{beat}}'') "Remind ''({{beat}})'' Remind me to teach you about sarcasm sometime."\\
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'''Wolf''': "I I understand your attempts at humor. I simply do not find them entertaining."



-->'''Raiden:''' "Yeah, let's throw him a bone."
-->'''Bladewolf:''' "Wordplay: my exoskeleton resembles a canine; canines enjoy bones. Amusing on two levels."

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-->'''Raiden:''' "Yeah, Yeah, let's throw him a bone."
bone.
-->'''Bladewolf:''' "Wordplay: Wordplay: my exoskeleton resembles a canine; canines enjoy bones. Amusing on two levels."



* ExactWords: Raiden's sword is a tool of justice, not used in anger or for revenge. [[spoiler: ''Sam's'' sword]], on the other hand..

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* ExactWords: Raiden's sword is a tool of justice, not used in anger or for revenge. [[spoiler: ''Sam's'' sword]], on the other hand..hand...



** Jetstream Sam: Vamp [[note]]Both of them are Raiden's [[TheRival rival]][[/note]]
** Mistral: Sniper Wolf [[note]]Both of them are only female in their respective group and enjoy the company of dogs[[/note]]
** Monsoon: Psycho Mantis [[note]]Both of them use their power to attack using parts of the environment, as well doing a BreakingSpeech to the main lead[[/note]]
** Sundowner: Fatman and Vulcan Raven [[note]]All three are the largest body of all members of their respective groups, and all of them have exploding weapons[[/note]]

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** Jetstream Sam: Vamp [[note]]Both of them are Raiden's [[TheRival rival]][[/note]]
rival]], have long hair and more acrobatically.[[/note]]
** Mistral: Sniper Wolf [[note]]Both of them are only female women in their respective group and enjoy the company of dogs[[/note]]
dogs.[[/note]]
** Monsoon: Psycho Mantis [[note]]Both of them use their power to attack using parts of the environment, as well doing a BreakingSpeech to the main lead[[/note]]
lead.[[/note]]
** Sundowner: Fatman and Vulcan Raven [[note]]All three are the largest body of all members of their respective groups, and all of them have exploding weapons[[/note]]weapons.[[/note]]



-->'''Raiden:''' "''[[GratuitousSpanish Adiós, Amigos!]]''"

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-->'''Raiden:''' "''[[GratuitousSpanish ''[[GratuitousSpanish Adiós, Amigos!]]''"Amigos!]]''



** Crosses over with TermsOfEndangerment somewhat as all of the Winds of Destruction refer to Raiden as "Jack" rather than his preferred Moniker.

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** Crosses over with TermsOfEndangerment somewhat as all of All the Winds of Destruction refer to Raiden as "Jack" rather than his preferred Moniker."Jack", even though he claims to have left that name behind. It overlaps a little with TermsOfEndangerment.



* HotBlooded: Raiden, of all people, has become this.

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* HotBlooded: Raiden, of all people, has become this.begun to openly revel in combat.



* HumanResources: Raiden heals by cutting up a cyborg and ''tearing out their artificial spine'', which are filled with regenerative fluids. Justified in-game by the nature of Raiden's customised cyborg body; it's deliberately missing that particular component in order to maximise combat efficiency and because doing it Raiden's way is an infinitely quicker way to heal compared to using the repair units their intended way, which isn't much faster than the speed humans would naturally heal at.

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* HumanResources: Raiden heals by cutting up a cyborg cyborgs and ''tearing out their artificial spine'', spines'', which are filled with regenerative fluids. Justified in-game by the nature of Raiden's customised cyborg body; it's deliberately missing that particular component in order to maximise combat efficiency and because doing it Raiden's way is an infinitely quicker way to heal compared to using the repair units their intended way, which isn't much faster than the speed humans would naturally heal at.



* InterspeciesFriendship: There are shades of this between Raiden and Bladewolf, a cybernetic human and a robot dog. Bladewolf shows minor degrees of hostility, or at least reserved annoyance, at some of Raiden's behaviors but nevertheless is intensely loyal to Raiden. They spend a lot of the game debating philosophy, and by the end of the game Bladewolf acknowledges the bond that he and Raiden have formed. In the epilogue, [[spoiler:Bladewolf is shown living at Solis with Sunny. Judging by their earlier interaction, it's safe to say they're this as well.]]

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* InterspeciesFriendship: There are shades of this between Raiden and Bladewolf, a cybernetic human and a robot dog. Bladewolf shows minor degrees of hostility, or at least reserved annoyance, at some of Raiden's behaviors but nevertheless is intensely loyal to Raiden. They spend a lot of the game debating philosophy, and by the end of the game Bladewolf acknowledges the bond that he and Raiden have formed. In the epilogue, [[spoiler:Bladewolf is shown living at Solis with Sunny. Judging by their earlier interaction, it's safe to say they're this friends as well.]]



** The VGA trailer with the following:

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** The VGA trailer with the following:Raiden has his moments:



'''Raiden:''' "I think it's time for Jack... to LET 'ER RIP!"
** '''[[spoiler:Armstrong,]]''' the FinalBoss. He's batshit INSANE.
--->'''[[spoiler:Armstrong:]]''' "Played college ball, ya know?" [[spoiler:''(punts Raiden like a football)'']]

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'''Raiden:''' "I I think it's time for Jack... to LET 'ER RIP!"
RIP!
** '''[[spoiler:Armstrong,]]''' the FinalBoss. He's batshit INSANE.insane.
--->'''[[spoiler:Armstrong:]]''' "Played --->'''[[spoiler:Armstrong:]]'''"Played college ball, ya know?" know? [[spoiler:''(punts Raiden like a football)'']]



* LiquidAssets: "Yes, enemy cyborgs should have plenty of electrolytes once you... [[AccidentalInnuendo 'extract' their fluids]]."
* LoopholeAbuse: "I said my sword was a tool of justice. Not used in anger, not used for vengeance. But now... [[ItsPersonal now I'm not so sure]]. And besides [[spoiler: [[PunctuatedForEmphasis This.]] [[TakeUpMySword Isn't.]] [[ExactWords My.]] [[SwordOfPlotAdvancement Sword!]]]]"
* LostAesop: The game's stance towards violence is somewhat nebulous, considering how the [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker previous title]] kind of promoted non-violence. The franchise has never talked about violence as it considers war common. The main theme of this game is Raiden's Katsujinken and if it is legit even though the user has strong personal feelings like revenge or sadism. Another alternative is ''Right needs Might'' as expressed [[http://unitedfederationofcharles.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-social-satire-of-metal-gear-rising.html here.]]

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* LiquidAssets: "Yes, Yes, enemy cyborgs should have plenty of electrolytes once you... [[AccidentalInnuendo 'extract' their fluids]]."
fluids]].
* LoopholeAbuse: "I said my sword was a tool of justice. Not used in anger, not used for vengeance. But now... [[ItsPersonal now I'm not so sure]]. And besides [[spoiler: [[PunctuatedForEmphasis This.]] [[TakeUpMySword Isn't.]] besides... [[spoiler:''this isn't [[ExactWords My.]] [[SwordOfPlotAdvancement Sword!]]]]"
my sword]]''.]]"
* LostAesop: The game's stance towards violence is somewhat nebulous, considering how the [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker previous title]] kind of promoted non-violence. The franchise has never talked about violence as Though it considers takes the tack that war common. is probably inevitable, it doesn't regard that as good, nor the idea that one might enjoy killing as a good reason to fight. The main theme of this game is Raiden's Katsujinken Katsujinken, and if it is legit even though if the user has strong personal feelings like revenge rage or sadism. Another alternative is ''Right needs Might'' as expressed [[http://unitedfederationofcharles.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-social-satire-of-metal-gear-rising.html here.]]



* MundaneSolution: Should the player fail to obtain the first left hand of the game in R-01 so that they can use it to bypass the biometrics scan of a security gate, Boris--exasperated at Raiden botching things up--tells Raiden to forgo obtaining the ID data and simply do what he's been doing up to that point: slicin' and dicin'.

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* MundaneSolution: Should the player fail to obtain the first left hand of the game in R-01 so that they can use it to bypass the biometrics scan of a security gate, Boris--exasperated Boris -- exasperated at Raiden botching things up--tells -- tells Raiden to forgo obtaining the ID data and simply do what he's been doing up to that point: slicin' and dicin'.



-->'''Raiden''': "''Metal Gear?''"

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-->'''Raiden''': "''Metal Gear?''"''Metal Gear?''



-->'''George''': "Mi name George, like 'Georgetown.'"\\
'''Raiden''': "George..."\\
'''George''': "An' just like all dem America president."\\
'''Raiden''': "... Yeah."

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-->'''George''': "Mi Mi name George, like 'Georgetown.'"\\
'\\
'''Raiden''': "George..."\\
George...\\
'''George''': "An' An' just like all dem America president."\\
'''Raiden''': "...
\\
'''Raiden''': ...
Yeah."



'''Raiden''': (''laughs'') "[[DefiedTrope And they say]] [[GermanicDepressives Germans aren't funny.]]"

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'''Raiden''': (''laughs'') "[[DefiedTrope [[DefiedTrope And they say]] [[GermanicDepressives Germans aren't funny.]]"]]



-->'''Raiden''': [[spoiler:"I said my sword was a tool of justice. Not used in anger. Not used for vengeance. But now... Now I'm not so sure. And besides... ''This isn't my sword.''"]]

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-->'''Raiden''': [[spoiler:"I [[spoiler:I said my sword was a tool of justice. Not used in anger. Not used for vengeance. But now... Now I'm not so sure. And besides... ''This isn't my sword.''"]]'']]



* StealthPun: Monsoon's boss theme is <i>Heavy metal<i>

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* StealthPun: Monsoon's boss theme is <i>Heavy metal<i>''heavy metal''.



* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Sam's katana is a work by Muramasa, but is intentionally misspelled in-game as "Murasama", implying that it was mistranslated by Sam's family when they received it. It's also symbolic of the imperfect translation inherent between ideals and the people who try to interpret them.

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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Sam's katana is a work by Muramasa, but is intentionally misspelled in-game as "Murasama", implying that it was mistranslated by Sam's family when they received it. It's also symbolic of the imperfect translation inherent between ideals and the people who try to interpret and live by them.



* {{Sword And|Gun}} {{BFG}}: New screenshots show that Raiden can wield his sword and a rocket launcher [[FiringOneHanded at the same time]]. It seems ridiculous until you realize that he's a cyborg strong enough to throw [[HumongousMecha Metal Gears.]]

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* {{Sword And|Gun}} {{BFG}}: New screenshots show that Raiden can wield his sword and a rocket launcher [[FiringOneHanded at the same time]]. It seems ridiculous until you realize that he's a cyborg strong enough to throw [[HumongousMecha Metal Gears.]]



*** Armstrong's speech [[spoiler:during the final boss battle]] takes a lot of cracks at the political and social climate of America, likening its weaknesses onto a disease that is rotting the country to its core. [[CallBack Stuff very reminiscent of what the AIs argued back in MGS2 in fact.]] It's marginally offset by the fact that his own vision for a revived America is comprised mostly of harsh, Social Darwinist rhetoric.

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*** Armstrong's speech [[spoiler:during the final boss battle]] takes a lot of cracks at the political and social climate of America, likening its weaknesses onto a disease that is rotting the country to its core. [[CallBack Stuff very reminiscent of what the AIs argued back in MGS2 MGS2, in fact.]] It's marginally offset by the fact that his own vision for a revived America is comprised mostly of harsh, Social Darwinist rhetoric.



-->'''Raiden:''' "I've read that only one in fifty soldiers can kill without hesitation. Guess I'm a two-percenter, huh?"

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-->'''Raiden:''' "I've I've read that only one in fifty soldiers can kill without hesitation. Guess I'm a two-percenter, huh?"huh?



-->'''Courtney''': "Me? Ah... Well, it's funny. I was a business major, actually -- thought I'd go for an MBA. When I was in school there was a lot of talk about the widening gap between rich and poor. I figured I'd join the 1%, and never have to worry about money again. [[SarcasmMode Pretty noble, huh?]] Anyway, around then you started hearing all about this war economy stuff on the news. I was... I dunno -- disgusted, I guess? Disillusioned, for sure."

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-->'''Courtney''': "Me? Me? Ah... Well, it's funny. I was a business major, actually -- thought I'd go for an MBA. When I was in school there was a lot of talk about the widening gap between rich and poor. I figured I'd join the 1%, and never have to worry about money again. [[SarcasmMode Pretty noble, huh?]] Anyway, around then you started hearing all about this war economy stuff on the news. I was... I dunno -- disgusted, I guess? Disillusioned, for sure."
9th Jul '17 10:48:55 PM PastryPerson
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* NoYou: In the climax of the battle Monsoon yells "You are dead!" as he tries to kill Raiden. Raiden shouts "Dead on!" and literally stomps Monsoon.
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