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Due to Single Issue Wonkers, all theories regarding Time Lords have been moved to Time Lord, including one for this work.
All games after Metal Gear Solid 1 are V.R. simulations.It's implied that Metal Gear Solid 2 is a V.R. simulation; however, Metal Gear Solid 4 seems to have Jossed that explanation. But who says Metal Gear Solid 4 is real? Maybe it's a V.R. simulation as well.
Metal Gear Solid 5 will be an extreme prequel featuring The Boss and her unit.Think about it, she's pretty much the entire reason all this shit happened in the first place. Why WOULDN'T there be a game with her as the main character.
Big Boss is a metaphor for Hideo Kojima's penis.He's got one eye, is called 'Big Boss' and 'Naked Snake,' and just about every character he meets gets a crush on him. Also, there weren't any silly/ridiculous WMGs on this page, and I couldn't stand that.
John Clark, from Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan series, is actually Big BossConsider the following:
Ocelot's entire adult life has been a Long Con against the PatriotsEverything but everything: his forty years of unswerving service to the Patriots, his betrayal of everyone who knew him, every waking moment under the eyes of his masters, have all been an immense ruse to bring him into the same room as the men who killed his mother and betrayed his idol. And then... there will be a old-western style reckoning. "Six bullets. More than enough to kill anything that moves."
Vamp was infected with Dark Matter from the Doomsday World of Boktai.We know that portals open there, as Snake was himself sucked into the End Of The World twice in Boktai 2 and Boktai 3 (wasn't officially translated in the U.S.). Being forced to feed on the blood of his family just attracted the portal.
Meanwhile, Snake has the Lunarian and Solarian genetic markers.Gotta hand it to the Enfante Terrible project, really. Both the Gun Del Sol and the Gun Del Hell are findable weapons in the Metal Gear Ac!d games. Snake can use them, which in Boktai is explained only those of Solarian and Lunarian blood can do. He really, really should bring along the Gun Del Sol the next time he fights Vamp.
People in the Metal Gear continuity with Cross-Continuity Blood Ties
Fox Hound doesn't give out codenames.Solid Snake has a brother, named Liquid Snake, and another named Solidus Snake. Their dad went by Naked Snake for a while. Does this look familiar? They're just names!
Otacon is not going to go bad-ass.The much-cited Medicom figures include "Octocom". Given that it's a figure wearing Snake's full set of Octocamo with a mask and we've seen that there's an Octocamo mask in Snake's inventory, surely the figure's name is far more likely to be a transliteration error of "Octocamo" than anything bizarre involving an engineer who's never fired a gun in his life?
Arsenal Gear had a different primary purposeIt was actually designed to run Crysis on maximum settings, after a year or so of casual attempts proved this was impossible on conventional machines.
Snake isn't actually fluent in six languagesSnake appears fluent in multiple languages because he's able to recognize intonation. This allows him to recognize an ideal sentence fragment to repeat back to the speaker with a question mark at the end. He doesn't actually know what he's saying.
Continuing with that theory, all of Metal Gear Solid is a historical reenactment, with or without VRCould explain why killing people lowers your score. In a twist on the above...
Hideo Kojima is behind everything, and will be the final boss of the final game. That game's plot will involve Snake learning that the Metal Gear Solid games inspired the builders of the "real" Metal Gears, and he will invade Konami headquarters in order to stop the franchise once and for all.In a series wherein the fourth wall wasn't so much broken as only half-built to begin with, what could be a more fitting end?
Going along with the above, Ocelot - or at least the older version thereof - is actually Hideo Kojima in disguise.Because honestly, he would pretty much have to be the god of the franchise's universe in order to survive all the vendettas he must've piled up over the years.
Considering that the Patriots are supposed to be Memes, who want to control and destroy other memes......What would be more appropriate (and horrific) than recruiting other memes to fight back?
The Patriots, in particular the Wisemans' Committee, aren't memes or AI or anything so strange.They're zombies. All twelve members of the Wisemans' Committee died about a hundred years ago. It didn't stop them.
Solid Snake is not a cloneHe is Big Boss's son the old fashioned way. Maybe with EVA, thus 'Big Mama'. Or (since it is Wild Mass Guessing) Para-Medic!
The Metal Gears are precursors of the Dreadnoughts of Warhammer 40000Realistically speaking, bipedal robots are a pain in the ass to build and get working, simply due to the mechanics of human movement. As such, the modern military normally doesn't consider them a viable combat option. However, the Metal Gear series has depicted various government and terrorist organizations building Metal Gears for various military purposes, which leads to the logical question: if conventional tanks are more effective than bipedal robots, why the hell are they going through all this fuss to build bipedal war machines, let alone making them nuclear? The answer: because the Emperor is pulling the strings behind the scenes (or even in front of the scenes) to make sure the perfect design is created for a bipedal robot to mass produce as part of the original Space Marine legions.
Hideo Kojima reads TV Tropes regularly, particularly the WMG sectionsIt's the only way to explain how he managed to single-handedly deal with almost every WMG issue regarding Metal Gear in one fell swoop with MGS4.
Johnny Sasaki is going to be the protagonist in Metal Gear Solid 5Sure, he spends the majority of the series as a diarrhea-plagued Butt Monkey, but man, does he ever power level during the later parts of the fourth game. Once that mask comes off, he looks exactly like a younger blonde Snake. Not only that, but he even gets Meryl in the end, who a lot of fans consider 'Snake's Girl.' Given that Snake won't be the protagonist in future games, someone's gotta replace him. So why not Johnny? Why else would they spend time deconstructing the Joke Character when he could have just remained a faceless Mook? It even makes some sense considering the very nature of the Metal Gear games.
Ghost Babel, Metal Gear Acid and its sequel are an alternate continuitySpecifically, one where the events of Metal Gear Solid 1-4 never took place because Solidus and Liquid Snake were not cloned-or perhaps killed at some point (perhaps by Big Boss himself), leaving Solid as the only survivor (in Metal Gear Acid 2, it specifically says that the main character is a clone). This had a stabilizing effect on world affairs as neither of his brothers tried to start uprisings, and ironically the Patriots interfered less in global affairs due to the decrease in overall conflict around the world. As a result, any conflicts remained primarily physical (rogue Metal Gear units) instead of biological or information-based.
Big Boss eventually becomes Shelly de Killer.If the info from the Metal Gear Wiki is accurate (since I haven't played all the games yet, I don't know for sure), then Big Boss' real full name is John Doe. This is also the real name of gentleman assassin Shelly de Killer. From this, we can conclude that Big Boss, in fact, does not die at the end of Metal Gear Solid 4, but instead manages to stubbornly cling to life for at least until early 2017, during which time he became the third professional assassin to use the de Killer name.
Solid Snake is really his voice actor.Did anyone but me notice that David Hayter voices Snake? And Snake says his name is Dave? And of course Metal Gear Solid loves to break the fourth wall.
The ending of MGS2 and MGS4 never happened.Snake really did pass to Solidus' side in MGS2, Raiden was killed by Ninja Olga and the ending of MGS2 plus all of MGS4 are a dream he had while dying.
The Snake Tales DID happen!."Confidential Legacy" happens in 2005 just a few months after Shadow Moses, then in 2006, Snake is introduced to the Big Shell, the hidden place where the US is constructing another Metal Gear (Kept in secret) he goes through "Dead Man's Whisper" then on early 2007, before the Tanker incident, "A Wrongdoing" happens (Ames is referring to "Confidential Legacy" when he speaks about Snake's mission on a tanker, instead of the proper Tanker incident) much later in the year, Snake and Otacon form Philantrophy, and Snake is implicated in the Tanker incident, then, the government makes the Big Shell public, although hiding it's true purpose, Snake rescues Emma in "Big Shell Evil" (E. E. later returns to the plant after having an argument with Otacon) and finally in 2008 he infiltrates Big Shell again to do the "External Gazer" mission (Which is mostly VR anyways). Snake completed all of them with non-lethal methods.
Hideo Kojima is any combination of the following:Blessed with the gift of prophecy, a Time Lord and/or The Chessmaster behind Anonymous. Observe the following conversation, taken from the game script of MGS2 on GameFAQs:
Snake does not actually recognize "Master Miller" in Metal Gear Solid.The characters are well aware of the fourth wall (or lack thereof). As such, they are also aware of technical improvements from one game console to the next, and that their own appearances can change from game to game. So when Liquid impersonated Miller, Snake had no idea what Miller was actually supposed to look like (not having seen him since Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake on the MSX2), and as a result was easily fooled by Liquid's Paper-Thin Disguise. This also explains why nobody noticed Otacon's hair change from gray to brown between the first two games or his inexplicable bishiefication in MGS4. For the same reason, Snake can hardly be expected to notice anything unusual about Miller's voice, since until that point everyone had spoken in subtitles.
Zone Of The Enders takes place in Metal Gear Solid's future.The Orbital Frames and L.E.V.s are "descendants" of the Metal Gears. Furthermore, The Patriots are somehow connected to "The Will Of Metatron".
Johnny Sasaki has a codename, and it is Gaseous Snake.They call him that because of his bowel problems and the fact that, well, he kinda looks like Snake.
Solid Snake is actually Gillian Seed from Snatcher
There are no clones of Big Boss.He's just so awesome that he stuck his toes through a rift in space/time and they all became little replicas of him once they popped out the other side.
Big Boss has a CodeExplains how he fell a really long distance—twice—and survived, along with all the other punishment he takes, and how he was still alive in MGS4. For a really happy ending, he gives it to Snake at the end, so he can live longer than a few months.
Big Boss is Odin in disguise.He looks the part. And it would explain everything he's managed to survive.
Metal Gear Solid 5 will involve the original Metal Gear RAY.Plenty of speculation goes on about who the protagonist will be in MGS5 without any thought about the opposition. Pay attention to the fight in MGS4 between Metal Gear REX and Metal Gear RAY; although RAY has a cockpit, it has no tail. This is not the original Metal Gear RAY built by the Marines and stolen from the tanker by Ocelot, but a production-model. Liquid didn't just have the tail removed (and what reason he'd have for doing that, I don't know anyway) because the AI-driven RAY units that launch from Outer Haven and attack the Missouri later have the same two-eyed, no-tail design. They're likely a newer version of the AI driven production models seen at the end of Sons of Liberty, incorporating a cockpit but remaining, primarily, unmanned units. Thus, the original Metal Gear RAY is pretty much the only loose end in MGS4. We have no idea where it is. Odds are it's going to show up in the next game, possibly absconded with by some militant group seeking to impose their will on a smaller country that lacks a sizable state army and no longer has large PMCs to hire. Though RAY isn't nuclear capable like REX, it can still attack strategic targets from the water or a decent distance inland, where local forces too weak to take on entire armored columns would be incapable of fighting it off. It could very well be an effective tool for terrorism, able to hit hard and retreat very quickly.
Otacon is an otakin of Snake.It makes sense. Although he has to believe that reincarnation is not time-constrained for it to work.
Otacon is an otakin of Konata.Otacon... o-ta-kon... Konota.. Konata! They're both self-professed otaku, and well, somebody back me up on this. (This implies nothing about a connection to Suzumiya Haruhi.)
The Boss and the Big Boss were prior (or future) The GuysMainly because every time I type "The Boss (the Joy)", or vice versa, I immediately think of The Kid The Guy or Grandfather the Guy, etc.
Big Boss is actually the reason that early bacteria evolved differentiation between the sexesThis one honestly makes perfect sense. Big Boss is SO SEXY that it created a ripple in time, back to before life began. This aura of sexiness covered the universe, and when life began to develop, the bacterium that were originally just splitting in two to procreate evolved sex chromosomes out of the futile hope that it would allow them to sleep with him. Since then, all animal and plant life and more or less anything with an urge to procreate has that urge in the off chance that it means that they'll get to have sex with Big Boss.
Adrian Veidt was a secret associate of the Patriots whose fate wasn't settled in Guns of the Patriots, and will be the Big Bad in MGS 5.Given the different political situations of the Metal Gear and Watchmen universes, Veidt had to channel his Dark Messiah tendencies into something a bit more subtle.
The main character of MGS5 will be Sunny.The sun is a recurring motif in MGS4. All Acts, with the exception of Naked Sin, have the word 'sun' in their title. Sunny even gets the final line in the series (as of now) which incidentally refers to the sun again. Sunny will take on the role of main character, with Otacon as support and perhaps some help from Raiden's son and Meryl and her team.
Snake's Revenge exists in the Metal Gear Solid universe...As a Hollywood action movie based on the Zanzibar Land incident, or what the public THINKS happened there. Campbell mentions he and Snake being the only ones who know the truth of what happened there, suggesting that what the public knows is very different.
Roy Campbell is part Nanoha.How else can he instantly befriend prisoners from within an army truck AND detect when the wrong people are killed in Snake Eater? Green Beret cross-training with the TSAB, that's how.
Solid Snake has a mild form of Asperger's Syndrome or another high-functioning autism spectrum condition.It might explain the echolalia.
The name "Metal Gear Solid" refers to Snake himself.In MGS4, Otacon says that the name 'Metal Gear' is applied to a walking tank relevant in terms of the tactical nuclear map (hence why the non-nuke carrying RAY and Mk II were still Metal Gears), and MGS2 makes it clear that Philanthropy was allowed and encouraged to exist by the Patriots, presumably for controlling the wild Metal Gear proliferation that Ocelot had been forced to start under the guise of working for Solidus. Basically, Solid Snake himself is a 'walking tank', relevant in terms of the tactical nuclear map. "Metal Gear Solid" could therefore be an in-universe description of him, and it's just like Kojima to do something like that, isn't it?
Big Boss's scar is due to an operation he underwent as a result of the injury that put him in a coma.Alternatively, Kojima read one too many M-Preg fics...
Dr. Drago Pettrovich Madnar is a cyborgThere's cyborg Ninjas, why not a cyborg scientist? Who better to Cyborgize somebody than Doctor Madnar, Cyborg Doctor?
The deaths of Sigint and Para-Medic were both assisted suicidesIn The Last Days Of Foxhound webcomic, DARPA chief Donald Anderson talks Ocelot into killing him so he wouldn't reveal that Ocelot was involved with the Patriots in exchange for not letting Foxhound have the code to activate REX. Since he's Sigint it would explain why he knew all this as he founded the Patriots with Ocelot, so that would fit into canon. Whether Sigint still supported Zero's methods or just wanted to keep nukes out of Foxhound's hands is up for debate. Dr Clark aka Para-Medic may have also done a similar thing although her motivations are a little more sketchy, possibly to prevent herself from messing with the laws of nature, or possibly so she'd never have to deal with any of the recessive/dominant bullshit ever again, which she tried to explain to Big Boss who grasped completely the wrong end of completely the wrong stick and used it to drill in an inferiority complex in Liquid Snake.
Zero was behind Liquid's upbringingThey are both Brits and Zero seems to have been behind a lot of things, why not his old teammate's project.
Ocelot raised Liquid and Solid and Snake and both had their memories of this replaced/wiped.Because it would be dramatic.
EXTREMELY STUPID CROSSOVER-TYPE THEORY GO!!House is the fourth clone of Big Boss and he found a way to fix and reverse the rapid aging problem, along with FOXDIE. Through cardboard box-related threats, Snake made him share this secret with him and became young again/FOXDIE-less. He faked his own death so that far into the future he could become the mysterious Master Chief. And, in the past, Ocelot fathered Light Yagami, Lelouch Lamperouge, and many others, including God. Because his Manipulative Bastard / Chess Master / Magnificent Bastard skills are In the Blood.
Metal Gear and Hellsing share a universe.Big Boss is said to have been with a group called the Wild Geese for some amount of time. That could be the mercenaries from Hellsing, hell Big Boss could've been fighting alongside Pip's dad/grandpa. Other than that I have no proof besides Rule Of Cool and wouldn't it have just been awesome to see what Millennium would've done with their own Metal Gear?
Ocelot knew he was the biological son of The Boss.Two versions.
1) Big Boss figured it out after finding out that he's a x-tuple agent brought up in a Philosopher-controlled facility. The time frame fits, and he even looks like his parents in MGS3, as far as This Troper is concerned (she didn't know that they were related before the end of MGS4, mind you.) He then used this to cement his trust with Ocelot and earn him a lifelong and loyal-to-death subordinate (without realizing that he didn't have to do any of this, of course.)
2) The Boss herself told Ocelot/he figured it out himself during the events of Operation Snake Eater. Given that Ocelot was ADAM all along he must have picked up on The Boss' true mission from the start, and might have even called her out on this. The Boss must have also been aware of Ocelot's true status, both as a triple agent and her son, so she might have either outright told Ocelot or let him cautiously probe the information out of him. If her impending Heroic Sacrifice wasn't enough a reason for Ocelot to trust her and make a promise that he wouldn't intervene with Volgin's and Snake's match, this information surely was.
The entire series is one big Stealth Parody......of Hollywood action movies.
The poisonous Zanzibar hamsters are poisonous because they were injected with nanomachinesHey, if they can make a guy into an invincible vampire who walks on water, prototypes could probably make a hamster poisonous...at least in the Metal Gear world.
The HD Collection will have a Nintendo 6 version, with Twin Snakes as an exclusive bonusBeing a partnership with Nintendo is 99% the reason it isn't in the PS2 or 360 versions.
Kojima thinks that the gene for blond hair is common in all non-Japanese ethnic groups.The games have several fair-haired characters of Sub-Saharan African ancestry (Scott Dolph, Fortune, and Drebin), a blonde Kurd (Sniper Wolf), a couple of blond Eurasians (Kazuhira Miller, and possibly Liquid Snake if you consider Vulcan Raven's remark about Snake's Asian ancestry to be canon), and Paz is pretending to be a blonde Latina. None of this is impossible (see the Real Life section of Dark-Skinned Blond), but fair-haired people of color seem uncommonly thick on the ground in this universe. Combined with all the blond and white-haired Europeans and white Americans, maybe someone on the creative team just has a blond hair fetish? announced that Metal Gear Solid 5 is being developed and Solid Snake is in it. Since the story of the series for the time featuring Solid Snake has been pretty much settled with Metal Gear Solid 4, the first two installments will be redone. This will mean a lot more background info on the bosses, possibly new characters and redesigned environments in Outer Heaven and Zanzibar Land.
Metal Gear Solid 5 will include VR simulations of the Normandy Invasion.Kojima did say that he wanted to set a Metal Gear during that scenario. VR simulations will allow him to include that as well as Solid Snake. Who might technically play as the Boss in a game-within-a-game.
Metal Gear Solid 5 will feature all three Snake brothers and Raiden as playable characters.Because why the hell not? This would allow all of them to get more fleshed out backstories, show the plot from multiple perspectives, and give Liquid and Solidus another chance to strut their stuff. Depending on when it takes place, Raiden could be a child soldier, a partially trained Foxhound operative, or in his cyborg body from Solid 4.
Metal Gear Solid 5 is actually Metal Gear Solid 2.Ground Zeros was said to be a prologue for Solid 5. If Ground Zeros deals with the founding of the Patriots or the birth of the Sons of Big Boss, it would actually explain what the hell was going on in that game. And yes, it did technically star Solid Snake for part of the game.
The Giant Death Robots in Civilization 5 are actually Metal Gears.They look fairly similar. They also require Uranium to run, and the description references several of REX's weapons- missiles, gattling gun, laser, kung-fu -, as well as it's origins: Although not currently found on the modern battlefield, no doubt across the world governments and evil corporations are secretly developing these metal behemoths even as we speak
Burned Face from the new trailer is a new character.His name will be Major General Adolf Draken, former black ops commander of the CIA, and of a direct military intervention of the African government of Nyumba. He proceeded to eliminate both factions and set up a puppet government, the main export of which is Blood Diamonds. He proceeds to siphon off most of the proceeds to fund his own organisation: Valhalla Express (disguised as, but not a part of XOF) Adolf is titled "The Wolf" to contrast with "Fox, not after Hitler.
Metal Gear Solid 5 will end up being the obligatory series reboot.
In Metal Gear Solid 5, you'll play a man infused with Solid Snake's personality.
Raiden is an alternate-universe Spider-Man