Quotes: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance


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A Man forced to Kill
A Man forced to be a 'Snake'
A Man forced into a Lie
A Man forced into Solitude
A Man forced to become Inhuman
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
Killing Machines with the mind of a human
Private Militaries plunged into lawlessness
The war economy spirals out of control
Body parts traded sold as weapons
A modern battlefield divided by a Samurai's blade
In a world seeped in REVENGE...
Can man Rise above VENGEANCE?

"What about all the good things war has done for us? Why don't we ever hear speeches about that? Jobs, technology, a common purpose... All we're sayin' is... GIVE WAR A CHANCE!"

Sam: Now I see. You deny your weapon its purpose! It yearns to bath in the blood of your enemies... but you hold it back!
Raiden: No... My sword is a tool of justice."
Raiden and Sam discussing higher causes atop the train.

"This is what happens when you bring a tool to a sword fight!"
Sam's response to Raiden's axiom.

"That nickname you love sooo much- wanna know how I got it? Actually, why don't I give you a demonstration? I think it's time for Jack... TO LET 'ER RIP!"
Raiden, about to duel Monsoon after his Jack the Ripper persona is reawakened by him.

"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 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!"
Senator Steven Armstrong

"Maybe I was wrong about you..."
"you're not greedy..."
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
There's no choice, but take orders to attack
Locked up in chains
I get fed, but the hunger still remains

Not content to live this way
Being led by the blind
Got to plan my dispersal

Breaking out of my pain
Nothing ventured, nothing gained
I am my own master now

Bare the mark of my scars
Shedding blood underneath the stars
But I will survive somehow!


Hear me howl!
Time to leave them all behind!
I'm my own master now!
— "I'm My Own Master Now", LQ-84i/Bl\adewolf'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.

Here I stand beneath the warm and soothing rain.
The droplets falling gently down on the terrain.
Wash away the sorrow, all the stains of time.
But there's no memory, it's only dry inside.

In the mud and sinking deeper.
Into a peaceful life.

AND IT WILL COME! Like a flood of pain! Pouring down on me!
And it will not let up until the end is here.
AND IT WILL COME! Through the darkest day! In my final hour!
And it will never rest until the clouds are clear.
Until it finds my dreams have disappeared!

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've even forgotten my name!
I don't know the season or what is the reason
I'm standing here holding my blade!
A desolate place (Place!), without any trace (Trace!)
It's only the cold wind I feel!
It's me that I spite as I stand up and fight
The only thing I know for real!

There will be blood! Shed!
The man in the mirror nods his head...
The only one left will ride upon the dragon's back
Because the mountains don't give back what they take!
Oh no, there will be blood! (Blood!) Shed! (Shed!)
It's the only thing I've ever known!

Losing my identity, wondering "Have I gone insane?",
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 

    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...
Even men with the greatest intentions
Start believing their own lies
We can borrow from the future
But eventually someone's got to pay
The only way out of the cycle
Is to strike out and pave your own way!


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?

But no matter how jagged your path is
You always come back to the road.
When the dust of battle settles
The war still rages within...
— "The War Still Rages Within", Credits Theme

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