YMMV / The Last Days of FOXHOUND

  • Fanon: A number of the comic's characterizations and theories gained widespread support in the fandom. And in a few cases, they turned out to be true.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: In his one appearance in the comic, only Miller's left arm is visible. Guess which arm he ended up missing in canon?
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • Take a good look at the date on this comic. Puts a whole new spin on "20 Minutes into the Future", doesn't it?
    • Mantis' persistant refusal to believe in the existence of ghosts (despite great evidence to the contrary) became even funnier after the release of Metal Gear Solid 4 where Mantis appears...as a ghost.
    • In #445, Liquid tells Otacon to program REX to accept any projectile on its rail gun, including a nuclear warhead. When asked why, he says that it's so REX would able to shoot down asteroids. In Metal Gear Solid 4, it turns out that JD, the main Patriot AI, was housed in a U.S. military satellite orbiting the Earth disguised as debris, and Liquid Ocelot planned to use REX's rail gun to launch a nuclear warhead at it so he could use GW to take control of the entire Patriot AI system.
    • According to Hideo Kojima, Liquid really does have a horrible grasp of genetics.
    • Check out the title of this strip.
    • And this strip and some earlier ones make mention of Big Boss writing an autbiography. Big Boss, in Liquid's body, lets slip about his fight with The End and tries to cover by claiming he read it in his memoirs which he then claims are on Amazon. Come MGS4, and apparently Big Boss' memoirs (or at least the Snake Eater mission) are now declassified.
    • Doucette guessed in one strip that the reason everyone says "la-li-lu-le-lo" instead of "the Patriots" is because they are all been brainwashed into being incapable of saying "the Patriots" as a phrase and a mental override always made them say that instead. Turns out that was in fact the canon reason.
    • At one point, Big Boss remarks to The Sorrow that the latter "play [Liquid] like a damn Stradivarius." Cue 2014 with Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and guess what line spoken by Miller is now a meme?
    • Big Boss says that in 1975 he wound up in a coma. The events of Ground Zeroes occur in 1975.
    • In #321, Mantis reveals an experiment wherein he would try to manipulate dead bodies as he mind-controlled people, against the wishes of The Sorrow. Cue Screaming Mantis, who in Metal Gear Solid 4 controls living people with a Mantis doll and dead bodies with a Sorrow doll.
    • In #429, Liquid misspells Outer Heaven as "Outer Haven" in his list of demands. Come Metal Gear Solid 4, guess what Liquid Ocelot names his aquatic battle fortress?
    • Mixed with Harsher in Hindsight where in #200, Big Boss's spirit takes over Liquid's unconscious body which mirrors the events of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain where The Medic from Ground Zeroes would fall into a nine-year coma and wake up to unwittingly serve as a body double of Big Boss.
      • Similarly, in #441, Master Miller is killed by Ocelot, which the true ending of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain implies is what happened in canon via a conversation with Master Miller and Ocelot over Big Boss and his sons goes sour, with Ocelot remarking that "One of us will have to kill the other"..
    • Out of everyone, Mantis is the one who hates Liquid the absolute most, and is by far the person on the team he respects the absolute least, and Liquid doesn't even bother to not annoy Mantis. According to Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Mantis and Liquid are both probably the closest thing the other has ever had to a true friend, with Mantis even letting Liquids consciousness override his own to use a Metal Gear and cured him of the vocal parasite before resucing him from being bombed.
    • Right at the start when Liquid first meets Mantis, Mantis manages to identify Liquid before the former can even finish his own introduction. If Phantom Pain is any indication, it may not have been mind-reading so much as Mantis just plain remembering him.
    • Mantis having trouble controlling zombie soldiers effectively becomes this since, as of Phantom Pain, he's actually much more adept it at than he is here since he was the controller and herald of the very much zombie-like Volgin.
    • In #210, Big Boss says of Gray Fox's death, "Can't make an omelette, y'know?"
  • Magnificent Bastard:
    • Despite early appearances to the contrary, Ocelot is still one of these here.
    Mantis: But it's all about the little details! I mean, you must spend every day pretending to act like you're falsely letting on that you aren't not unbetraying someone you don't not purport to allegedly work for but really do! How do you keep all this shit straight without having an aneurysm?
    Ocelot: *shrugs* Practice.
    • Saladin (Big Boss) is almost certainly one of these too, with his extreme fondness for plans, especially when it comes to manipulating Liquid. Not to mention his general badassery.
  • Memetic Mutation: "I'm covered in bees!!!"
  • Tear Jerker:
    • The fate of Berthold, looking on sadly at his master's dead body.
    • The penultimate comic, which shows us the dead bodies of all the main characters (excluding Ocelot), might also count.