Otacon: Look at all these Metal Gear jokes! This is like one of my internet memes! Snake: Dammit, Otacon! Get a grip!
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The meme. [[labelnote:Explanation]]The explanation behind the meme, if necessary.[[/labelnote]] Explanation Like this.
Further mutations and successor memes, if any.
The infamous Fission Mailed screen in Metal Gear Solid 2. Explanation As part of the Mind Screw, near the end of the game a fake Game Over message is displayed with the words "Fission Mailed" instead of "Mission Failed" and the game continuing in a smaller window. As an unaware player can easily die thinking it is a real Game Over screen; the term is used to describe failures of a higher level than normal, as well as the trope it named.
"Pime Taradox" Explanation A popular internet parody of the "time paradox" from MGS3 in reference to the above.
"I hear it's amazing when the famous purple stuffed worm in flap-jaw space with the tuning fork does a raw blink on Hara-Kiri Rock. I need scissors! 61!" Explanation (spoilers) One of the fake Colonel's codec messages after Arsenal Gear is partially infected with a virus. Popular for its absurdity. Used to parody people who post Insane Troll Logic on the Internet. Time Cube is a prime example of the type of thing that gets this response.
"Snake, what happened?/answer me!/do you copy?/respond!/are you okay? Snake? SNAAAAAAAAAAAKE!" Explanation Yelled by various characters after a Game Over in most of the games.
NOOOOO!!!! SNAKE!! SNAAAAAAAAAAAKE!!!Explanation Variant done by Naomi... who wants revenge for her brother's death.
DA, DA, DA-DA-DA, DA, DA, DA!!Explanation Some variation of this music is used in most of said game over screens in the post-Solid games.
"I FEEL ASLEEP!"Explanation The NES localized version of the original Metal Gear had a lot of terrible translations. This particular line was meant to be "I fell asleep", signaling that the guard was no longer asleep. The mistranslation made it sound as though he was falling asleep as he said the line.
"Snake, you can't do that! The future will be changed! You'll create a time paradox!" Explanation The Colonel yells this in Metal Gear Solid 3 after a Game Over or killing a character that appears in a chronologically later game. Used when someone does something that would mess with time.
Problem Solved, Series Over Explanation A trophy/achievement in the HD Collection version of Snake Eater that's earned when Naked Snake kills Ocelot.
!Explanation The iconic reaction that anything has when they discover the player. Even bipedal mechs that are supposed to be machines have this reaction. Used when someone is surprised.
?Explanation The reaction when anything is curious about their surroundings, which is the system telling the player that they are on the trail of the player. It can be summed up as the "WTF" reaction.
"Now that's how an assassin operates!" Explanation Kaz chimes in with this in Peace Walker every time you use the "Assassin's Straw Box" with a partner in CO-OPS to simultaneously knock out and Fulton someone.
Kojima is God! Explanation From Peace Walker, Kaz realizes how Cecile's name sounds suspiciously similar to "Kojima Kaminandesu", which is how you would read her name in Japanese.
"Twelve [noun]s. More than enough to [verb] anything that moves." Explanation A snowclone based on Ocelot's claim that he can kill anything with the twelve bullets in his two revolvers.
RAIDEN NEEDS GATORADE! Explanation Doktor mentions that Raiden would need electrolytes to refill his power for using Zandatsu, which he can get by slicing most enemies. And since the main selling point of Gatorade is electrolytes.... Well, you get the idea.
TIME TO LEAVE THEM ALL BEHIIIIIIIIIIND Explanation The lyrics to the chorus of "I'm My Own Master Now", Blade Wolf's theme.
Monsoon, with all his talk about memes, is slowly becoming one himself.
I'M FUCKIN' INVINCIBLE!!!Explanation Sundowner's quote when raising his explosive shield.
Jetstream Sam is a troll◊. Explanation Jetstream Sam's introduction scene has him smiling in an incredibly cheesy manner, akin to a trollface.
Monsoon is a snail. Explanation A piece of concept art showing Monsoon's face without the mask covering his eyes reveals tubes coming out of his eyes (Which presumably connect to the mask) that do, indeed, make him look like a snail.
I think it's time for Jack... TO LET 'ER RIP! Explanation Raiden, making a pun on the nickname for his violent persona, Jack The Ripper, which has just resurfaced due to meddling from Jetstream Sam and Monsoon.
LOCKED AND LOADED!!!Explanation The original version of the song had a similarly-epic Metal Scream.
WOAAHOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA Explanation Sins Of The Father, the song used in the trailers for MGSV, has a very unique scream.
WORDS THAT KILL
"THERE ARE SEVENTY-TWO WOMEN TO BE RAPED, THE CHOCOLATES FALLING GENTLY DOWN ON THE TERRAAIIIIIIIIIIN!" Explanation Monsoon's boss theme, "The Stains of Time", is a powermetal song with extremely jumbled lyrics that can easily be Mondegreen'd. The quote here is only one of many of the fanbase's takes on the lyrics.
KojimaWorldOrderExplanation Spawned from a failure compilation of DarksydePhil's Metal Gear Solid 1 playthrough, where Phil mocks Kojima whenever he makes a mistake. It eventually grew into an entire anti-DSP movement.