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Quotes: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance



A Man forced into a Lie
A Man forced into Solitude
A Man forced into Black Ops
A Man forced to Kneel
A Man forced to Sacrifice
A Man forced to Suffer
One Man forced to seek REVENGE!
When only VENGEANCE remains...
The Ripper Returns
A modern battlefield divided by a Samurai's blade
In a world seeped in REVENGE...
Can man Rise above VENGEANCE?

"All that talk about justice... and here I am, just another killer..."
— Raiden, in the immediate aftermath of unlocking his Jack the Ripper persona.

"I think it's time for Jack... TO LET 'ER RIP!"
— Raiden, about to duel Monsoon using his Jack the Ripper persona.

'You deny your weapon its purpose!'
— Sam, during the Traintop battle with Raiden

"'I have a dream.' That one day every person in this nation will control their own destiny. A nation of the truly free, dammit. A nation of action, not words, ruled by strength, not committee! Where the law changes to suit the individual, not the other way around. Where power and justice are back where they belong: in the hands of the people! Where every man is free to think - to act - for himself! Fuck all these limp-dick lawyers and chickenshit bureaucrats. Fuck this 24-hour Internet spew of trivia and celebrity bullshit! Fuck American pride! Fuck the media! FUCK ALL OF IT! America is diseased. Rotten to the core. There's no saving it - we need to pull it out by the roots. Wipe the slate clean. BURN IT DOWN! And from the ashes a new America will be born. Evolved, but untamed! The weak will be purged and the strongest will thrive - free to live as they see fit, they'll make America great again! ...In my new America, people will die and kill for what they BELIEVE! Not for money. not for oil! Not for what they're told is right. Every man will be free to fight his own wars!"
Steven Armstrong

"I was wrong... you're not greedy... YOU'RE BATSHIT INSANE!"
—Raiden, in response to the above.


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     Rules Of Nature 
The time has come to an end
Yeah this is what nature planned.

Being tracked by a starving beast
Looking for its daily feast
A predator on the verge of death
Close to its last breath
Getting close to its last breath!


And they run when the sun comes up,
With their lives on the line
ALIVE! For a while,
NO CHOICE! Gotta follow the laws of the wild!
ALIVE! With their lives on the line.
NO CHOICE! Out here only the strong survive!

What's done is done, survived to see another day.
The dance of life, the hunter and the agile prey,
No guarantee which of them will succeed, strong or weak!

Rules of Nature!
"Rules Of Nature", Metal Gear RAY and Grad boss theme.

    Dark Skies 
A brave, new world rising!

I can’t believe my eyes
We’ve fallen down
We’re blinded by dark skies

It’s in the way we all exploit the weak
The justice that we seek
Accept the truth to be free

Times have changed
Don’t let fate remain the same
Life... so fleeting

The future’s ours to take when we doubt everything
No... no turning back... now!
Now find... find your own path
But don't... don’t give in to wrath
— "Dark Skies", first encounter theme.

    I'm My Own Master Now 
Born into a pack
I get fed, but the hunger still remains

Got to plan my dispersal
Bare the mark of my scars
Shedding blood underneath the stars

I'm my own master now!
— "I'm My Own Master Now", LQ-84i/Bladewolf's theme.

    A Stranger I Remain 

    Return to Ashes 

Look to history

The politicians say they’re right
And stoke the fire till the ash turns white
They say survival’s everything
But as for me I don’t say a thing

Oh yeah!
How long must I still fight?
Woah oh!
Watching other countries plight...

Woah oh!

Just look back to history
You will see that it’s filled with greed
The only way to get ahead
Is exploit the weak and to burn your dead!

Just look to history

Society in moral decay
Here tomorrow or gone today

Oh yeah!

We'll return to ashes one day...
— "Return to Ashes", second encounter theme

    Stains of Time 
Wash away the anger.

The droplets falling gently down on the terrain.
In the mud and sinking deeper.
Into a peaceful life.

AND IT WILL COME! Like a flood of pain! Pouring down on me!
My dreams disappear!
— "Stains of Time", Monsoon's theme

    Red Sun 

    A Soul Can't Be Cut 
Have you ever slashed a soul to ribbons?
Have you ever believed in a mirage?

My ears are ringing with a sound
Feel the vibrations, my hearts starts to pound! Pound! Pound!
Give in to darkness, bodies melt
How do we play the cards we’ve been dealt! Dealt! Dealt!

Beauty! It’s humanity’s greatest sin
Beauty! Hiding the beast that lies within

For all our righteous crimes we compensate
But as for me it’s far too late
I can’t deny the voices inside my brain
It’s not a dream, we’re one and the same!

You should know that a soul can’t be cut
No matter what blade you wield
If you follow your own path to justice
The brutal truth will be revealed!


The sound’s getting louder
And louder and louder
And louder and louder

You should know!
— "A Soul Can't Be Cut", third and Jetstream Sam's encounter theme

    The Only Thing I Know For Real 
Memories broken, the truth goes unspoken,
I don't know the season or what is the reason
I'm standing here holding my blade!
A desolate place, without any trace
It's only the cold wind I feel!
There will be Blood! Shed!
Oh no, there will be blood! Shed!
To find the truth in front of me,
I must climb this mountain range,
Looking downwards from this deadly height,
Never realizing why I fight!
— "The Only Thing I Know For Real", Jetstream Sam's theme

    Collective Consciousness 
They cannot make the judgment call
Display obedience while never stepping out of line
And blindly swear allegiance, let your country control your mind!

Thinking ceases, the truth is lost
Collective consciousness controlled, as you will see!

[The fires will burn in their defeat
Collective consciousness controlled, as you will see!] note 

Let your country control your soul!
Let your country control your soul!
Let your country control your soul!
Let your country control! Your! SOUL!!!
— "Collective Consciousness" Theme of Metal Gear Excelsus

    It Has to Be This Way 

    The War Still Rages Within 
Looking down on the cars on the highway
The stream of taillights...
Everybody advancing together
Do so willingly sacrifice rights...
When people accept they're cogs in the system,
Give up free will, conform...
Individual pieces of dust swirl together
Become a full storm...

Looking down on the burgeoning city
the skyscrapers rise...
We can borrow from the future
But eventually someone's got to pay

We all fight our own fight
Will you fuel the desire to win?
Always struggling with the truth
Of the life that might have been?

When the dust of battle settles
The war still rages within...
— "The War Still Rages Within", Credits Theme

     The Hot Wind Blowing 

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