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YMMV: Metal Gear: Ghost Babel
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: Lots of fitting and catchy tunes, including some remixes from the MSX2 games and Metal Gear Solid.
  • Fridge Logic: Snake's sneaking suit looking blue made sense in Metal Gear Solid: the landscape was bluish-gray, after all. But why is he wearing the same suit in the very green jungle?
  • Nightmare Fuel: Marionette Owl's dolls. They are made out of various body parts of his victims. According to him Snake's clavicle and femur bones would be good to use.
    • Again with Owl, him finding at age 12 the remains of that girl called Laura, dismembered, disemboweled and spread into a field. The event gradually turned him insane and he re-lived the moment of discovery every night in his dreams.
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not for Kids?: Ghost Babel was rated E, the only Metal Gear game to have received less than a T rating during the lifetime of ESRB. The only visible sign of this rating is switching Snake's ubiquitous cigarettes to a "fogger" gadget. Aside from that, this is very much a Metal Gear game with its gamut of Dark and Troubled Past and Ax-Crazy antagonists. To list a few: The backstory for the entire setting of the game includes ethnic cleansing. One of the support characters (Weasel) is reputed to have killed his own brother, which resulted in his mother committing suicide and his father attacking him with a knife, which in turn landed the father in a wheelchair due to a case of excessive self-defense. One boss (Marionette Owl) is a serial killer who builds life-sized dolls out of his victims, and tells how he found his sister murdered and dismembered as a child. Another boss (Pyro Bison) gleefully describes how he enjoys watching people burn, and kills himself by self-immolation while in the throes of orgasmic joy. Not to mention Snake and Colonel discussing liquor preparation in the prologue and numerous instances of Christ and the Lord's name being taken in vain. Rated E for Everybody, folks!

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