Metal Gear Solid The Abridged Snakes is an [[TheAbridgedSeries Abridged Series]] of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid: The Twin Snakes'' made by [=LordQuadros=] on Website/YouTube. [[http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=93B6A572B2DAA51C Watch it here.]]

Sons of Abridgerty is the sequel, parodying VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty. Proposed as an April Fool's Day joke long before the first series was over, this series is nonetheless underway as a legitimate [[TheAbridgedSeries Abridged Series]]. During this series, Quadros also abridged the original two Metal Gear games.

Has been concluded [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnjIbbWrxWU as of February 25th]], with an abridged series of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' announced in TheStinger.
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!!These series contains examples of:

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[[folder: Metal Gear Abridged]]

* {{Expy}}: Most of the bosses in this game appear to reference the team from VideoGame/TeamFortress2:
** Shotmaker is The Heavy, complete with action and mentions of "sandvich" and "boolets".
** Machinegun Kid has the same attitude as The Soldier.
** Fire Trooper is The Pyro, complete with [[TheVoiceless the Pyro's speech patterns]]. By this point Snake even lampshades it.
** Dirty Duck is The Sniper, with the same accent and estranged relationship with his parents.
* MythologyGag: In the {{Stinger}}, Big Boss tells Snake he'll have [[VideoGame/SnakesRevenge Naked Snake's REVENGE!!!]] then immediately says it sounds stupid.
* ShoutOut: One prisoner tells Snake that Dr. Madnar is "in another castle".
** One made to ''Snatcher'' when Snake first meets Dr. Madnar.
** The aforementioned Team Fortress 2 jokes.
* VaderBreath: Fire Trooper
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[[folder: Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake Abridged]]
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Snake's quite bitter about Foxhound by the time he's done.
* ShoutOut: "You'll find Frank again, and have [[Music/WeirdAlYankovic "two beautiful children, Nathaniel and Superfly!"]]
* TakeThat: One aimed at Konami and, somewhat riskily, Policenauts, it being one of Kojima's pre-MGS games.
--> '''Snake''': And that wonderful Konami, have they ever made a bad game?
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[[folder: The Abridged Snakes]]
* ADateWithRosiePalms: Johnny Sasaki and Snake.
** Snake's informant also names himself "Handjob".
* AnachronismStew: During the silent film episode, Snake can't be bothered to keep his references consistence within any one time period. [[LampshadeHanging Liquid calls him out on it.]]
* AntiHero: According to Liquid, Snake. It's even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]]
--> '''Liquid''': You, the anti-hero who crosses the line of morality so frequently and with such audacity, that it brings out the cheepest of laughs.
* ArtShift: Episode 7 is done in silent film style, due to technical difficulties on [=LordQuadros's=] part.
** Or because it made a handy in-universe excuse to do a silent film episode that had been planned beforehand.
* AuthorFilibuster: The finale has Liquid and Snake debating abridging ethics. An odd case in that, while both sides have flaws in their arguments, neither side is entirely wrong, either.
* AWizardDidIt: Whenever Snake asks for explanations to certain illogicalities (such as how he can use the Codec without being heard, or how his informant knows his exact location), he just gets the answer "Magic!".
* BaitAndSwitchComment:
--> '''Snake''': You've got to get me out of here. My roomate (the dead "DARPA Chief) is...
--> '''Otacon''': Oh my god! He's...''[[CrossesTheLineTwice black]]!''
* {{Badass}}: Everything Snake does is awesome!
* BondOneLiner: After Snake blows up Liquid's Hind.
--> '''Snake''': Say hi to Dad for me. *beat* [[MyFriendsAndZoidberg Oh, and Baker.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Revolver Ocelot [[CrowningMomentOfFunny does an anti-drug PSA.]]
* GrammarNazi: Snake, in the ending with Meryl.
* HandWave: The less you know why the terrorist want Big Boss's remains, the better.
* ImAHumanitarian: Snake decides that leaving a large, perfectly good body is a waste (and expresses relief that he can give up rations) and at one point expresses a strong desire to eat Sniper Wolf for revenge.
* IronicEcho: "Stop being a bitch and grow some stones"
* {{Jerkass}}: Snake proudly admits to being an enormous asshole (to the point where [[EvenEvilHasStandards even]] [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder Ocelot]] [[EvenEvilHasStandards is disgusted by him]]).
* JumpPhysics: "Eat me, Newton!"
* LameComeback:
--> '''Campbell''': Snake, [[WhatTheHellHero what the Hell]]! [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential You're letting Meryl die]]!
-->'''Snake''': Colonel, remember your heart condition.
-->'''Campbell''': No, YOU remember your heart condition...[[SeeYouInHell IN HELL]]!
* LarynxDissonance: Naomi, and good lord, Mei Ling.
--> '''Snake:''' [[LampshadeHanging "Was that someone trying to speak English or vomiting?"]]
* MinorFlawMajorBreakup: At the very end of the show [[spoiler:Snake is disgusted by Meryl's bad grammar and he almost openly states he's going to abandon her... but she doesn't seem to notice a trap.]]
* {{Mooks}}: You know what, I'm just going to stop linking to the LampshadeHanging page.
--> '''Snake:''' Another intruder? My God, these guards are so freaking incompetent.
* NoFourthWall: Accentuates the source material's lack of a fourth wall UpToEleven.
** Broken even worse during the Psycho Mantis fight, where he ''steals the script''.
* ObviouslyEvil: Houseman. His daily routine is so evil and crosses the line so many times, you'd think he just wanted a reaction out of Snake.
* {{Retraux}}: One of the episodes is done in the style of a silent movie.
* ShoutOut: Oh soooo many.
** For example:
--> '''Liquid:''' [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam This is no Hind boy, no Hind.]]
* SoundEffectBleep: The alert sound, of course.
** Used in the theme song ([[TeamAmericaWorldPolice "America (F(!) Yeah!)"]]) to great effect.
** Accidentally missed in one instance, noted in the video comments.
--->'''Sniper Wolf''': I'm not your fucking secretary.
* TakeThat: A [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=PSY3Ikw5o7g Mika Banhara]] zinger results in [=LordQuadros=] lampshading it with a titlecard reading "LQ Alienates the Viewers Part 1: A RobotAlchemicDrive Reference".
* ThemeTuneCameo: Used to great effect during the final fistfight with Liquid.
* VerySpecialEpisode: Parodied when ''Revolver Ocelot'' of all people breaks into one, about Sniper Wolf's tranquiliser addiction problem.
--> '''Snake''': Is this supposed to be my torture?
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[[folder: Sons of Abridgerty]]
* ADateWithRosiePalms: Episode 0 gives us this discussion after it's revealed Liquid is taking part control of Ocelot via his arm.
-->'''Liquid:''' "EVERY time this old bastard yanks his meat I'm the one who has to get in there! And do you know what he's thinking about when he does it? ''[[HoYay Our dad]]''."
* AmbiguouslyGay: Snake. "We're here, we're queer... I mean, all for one and one fo- forget it." (walks away)
** The one [[spoiler: mass-produced RAY]] asking Raiden for a kiss.
** Ocelot, per source material, but definitely turned UpToEleven.
* AsYouKnow: Campbell in Episode 1 explains the origins of the Big Shell, just as in the source material. Raiden [[LampshadeHanging has no idea why]].
-->'''Raiden:''' Again, these are things that everybody in the world knows...[[ButThouMust But go on...]]
* BaitAndSwitch: Episode 0 starts with the intro speech to [[MetalGearSolid3 Snake Eater]] instead of Snake's ''[=MGS2=]'' intro, but starts up normally afterward.
** In the series proper, Raiden attempts a Snake impersonation during the beginning of Episode 1, but Campbell tells him to "Knock that shit off".
* BetterThanABareBulb: A lot of times. Vamp in particular moves on from making innuendos to being this, with regards to his role in the series.
* BlatantLies: Campbell's instant denial of any other intruders being in the base even though Raiden just saw him.
* BossBanter: Deconstructed. Solidus keeps taunting Raiden from within the Harrier, but it distracts and annoys Vamp, who is trying to pilot.
* CallForward: In regards to the source material, at least. In the finale, Solidus begins a sinister speech, but gets interrupted by Raiden, who is using the exact same words the original Raiden would later use against the FinalBoss in ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance''. Complete with raspier tone.
** A short video released at the beginning of 2014 using footage from the same playthrough has Otacon, Snake and Raiden predicting the future. Otacon and Snake start thinking about ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'' (because it's set in 2014) while Raiden headbangs to "Rules of Nature" from ''Revengeance''. The other two give him weird looks.
* TheCameo: Paul Eiding as "Big Teddy" in the opening of Episode 9. Very much an ActorAllusion, given the part of the game that episode covers.
* CharacterFilibuster: The Colonel AI (with help from the simulated Rosemary) goes on a four minute-long speech about how the failure of DMCA means nothing given that SOPA has been proposed, the Patriots' ultimate ambition to monetize abridging and parodying as advertisements for the source material, and how Raiden ([[SelfDeprecation and all the stale jokes in this series]]) has played perfectly into their hands, concluding that Raiden forms a perfect AudienceSurrogate by being amused at such stale humour, covering both ThisLoserIsYou and TakeThatAudience. This is very much in keeping with the ''original'' [=MGS2=], where the Patriots rant at length about societal control.
** Solid Snake has [[HeartwarmingMoments a particularly heartwarming]] one after the end credits roll, about how one really shouldn't care about corporatism or being hated when making original work, and that as long as ''you're'' proud of what you've done it's worth it in the end.
* CompressedAdaptation: it is an ''abridged'' series, after all. Still, it can be startling to see the entire Tanker half of the game squozen into exactly 481 seconds.
* CutAndPasteTranslation: "Oh boy I can't wait to just automatically be at Strut A when the call ends."
* DeadpanSnarker: Almost [[WorldOfSnark everyone]], but Fatman takes it and rollerskates away with it.
* EarlyBirdCameo: When Solidus asks who had thought up an idea of an electrified combat suit, we get a cutaway to Colonel Volgin and Raikov from ''Snake Eater''.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: While Solidus and Vamp are trying to recover from the Harrier fight, [[spoiler: Metal Gear RAY keeps nagging Ocelot to pay attention to him]].
** During Vamp's fight with Raiden, someone keeps droning over the PA system.
* HasTwoMommies: [[spoiler: Metal Gear RAY considers both Liquid and Ocelot to be his mothers.]]
-->"Yay! Other Mommy's taking me swimming!"
* HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood: Raiden, eating gunpowder, murdering people, all played for funny.
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: All but Episode 0 and the final episode are named after puns of Big Shell, Dead Cell, or [[spoiler: Arsenal Gear]].
* IdiotBall: Snake points out how RAY, an anti-Metal Gear weapon, shouldn't be something they want to destroy.
-->'''Otacon:''' This means we're against ALL models of Metal Gear, regardless of whether we end up shooting ourselves in the foot.
-->'''Snake:''' Oh, I get it...[[LampshadeHanging So we're idiots, now.]]
** Raiden electrocuting himself simply because Campbell tells him to.
* IncrediblyLamePun: From ''Hitler'' of all people.
-->'''Satan:''' I'm not seein' it.
-->'''Hitler:''' Did somevone say "Nazi in it"?
* LargeHam: Most hamminess is rather subdued, but Solidus makes up for it. Even in-universe, he strives to be as dramatic as possible at all times.
* MindScrew: It's ''Metal Gear Solid 2'', a competitor for Mind-Screwiest video game out there. Of course this gets lampshaded repeatedly, to the point of the opening theme being [[Music/WeirdAlYankovic Everything You Know Is Wrong]].
** Episode 10 "ends" multiple times, each with a variation of METAL GEAR SOLID in a reference to the FissionMailed TropeNamer.
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: Used by "Campbell" about the PRESIDENT, no less.
* [[MyNameIsInigoMontoya "My name is Helena Dolph Jackson."]]
** YouKilledMyFather
** [[spoiler: [[InvertedTrope I am prepared]] [[PrepareToDie to die]].]]
* NoFourthWall: Par for the course; Raiden trains for his mission by watching The Abridged Snakes, hoping to avoid visual gags and awkward tangents. [[MindScrew Considering the source material,]] [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption it didn't help him out in the least.]]
* OnceAnEpisode: "Metal Gear?!...There, I said it. [[TemptingFate Now nobody has to repeat it in the comments EVER again.]]"
** "Stop saying Metal Gear!!"
* OnlySaneMan: Zigzags. Raiden tried to keep track of all the crazy things happening but the counter ended up saying "FUCK THIS" but he has daft moments as well.
* ParrotExposition: It is Metal Gear Solid.
--->'''Ocelot:''' "Stop saying Metal Gear!!"
* [[PermissionToSpeakFreely PermissionToX]]: "P-p-permission to freak out sir... Sir?
* PsychopathicManchild: [[spoiler:Metal Gear RAY]]
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: In his final moments, Solidus gets a short, but pretty good one from [[spoiler: George Washington]].
* TheScream: Raiden's reaction to being told he has to talk to Rose.
* [[spoiler: SequelHook: To the inevitable abridged series of VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater. Quadros himself talks to Snake and tells him that he can use a file on Emma's disc. That file has information on Operation Snake Eater]].
* SeriousBusiness: Mc Phayckneighm's view on cardboard boxes.
** Arguably, [[TheAbridgedSeries Abridged Series]] within the context of the series.
* ShoutOut: Numerous; Episode 1 even starts with the definition of an [[TheAbridgedSeries Abridged Series]] found on this very site!
** Episode 0 has Ocelot gives his name via a Mother/Earthbound screen.
** Episode 7's fight with Vamp has Castlevania music playing in the background, complete with a song namedrop.
-->'''Vamp:''' Don't you fancy yourself a ''vampire killer''?
** Episode 8 has the theme of [[MetalGearSolid3 Snake Eater]] [[NowDoItAgainBackwards playing backwards]] while Raiden and Emma climb down a very long ladder, a reference to Naked Snake's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PTe30im5NY own climb]] ''up''.
* ShownTheirWork: "[=McPhayckneighm=]" states that although Shell 2 exploded, the hostages were fine because since it was Sunday, they were all in Shell 1. Raiden contests that it's actually Wednesday. April 29th, 2009 was a Wednesday.
* TheStinger: Announcing the future parody of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater''.
* SueDonym: Sudonimm [=McPhayckneighm=]
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: 'What are you implying? That I betrayed your father and killed him? Hah, what a ridiculous accusation. You're crazy, paranoid and dumb.'
* SyntheticVoiceActor: [[spoiler: The mass-produced Metal Gears at the end are all "voiced" by [[YoutubePoop CD-I Link]]]].
* TakeThat: "Campbell" is not amused by Raiden's Snake imitation, and says that while everyone and their mother thinks they can do a good Snake voice, they ALL suck.
** Raiden keeps trying to say {{The Cake is a Lie}}. Mc Phayckneighm and Mr. X are [[DiscreditedMeme not amused]].
* TakeThatAudience: The Colonel AI's rant on how only the throwaway jokes were considered funny and that nobody appreciates creativity in this information age. LampshadeHanging when he bets that people are about to down-vote the video and unsubscribe from the channel.
* TooSoon: Played with, in-universe.
-->'''Chicknwings''' The guy's got more screws loose than a BP oil well.
-->'''Raiden''' Whoa! TooSoon!
-->'''Chicknwings''' Really?
-->'''Raiden''' Well yeah. It's 2009, and that hasn't even happened yet.
* Music/WeirdAlYankovic: One of his songs, [[MindScrew Everything You Know Is Wrong]], is the opening theme.
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