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--> '''Laughing Octopus''': It's all so ''[[SuddenlyShouting FUCKING]]'' hysterical!



--> '''Laughing Octopus''': It's all so ''[[SuddenlyShouting FUCKING]]'' hysterical!


** Later, Snake and Naomi end up having to hightail it out of a mansion on Drebin's Stryker to avoid plethora of soldiers who have been reduced to mindless blabbering zombies. It isn't scary if we go by horror flick standards, but the implication that someone is willing to subject others to this...


* The fight against Screaming Mantis. It doesn't help that the dead are reanimated, and you're dealing with a boss that can float and teleport in a game that isn't supposed to be absurdly supernatural. The second half of the battle is, if possible, freakier; dealing with a woman slowly walking up to you while effortlessly sidestepping your attacks as the screen goes to black and white, all while hearing a chorus of screams of what must be torture victims, made it a rather distracting battle. Oh yes, and she is begging, ''begging'', for Snake to kill her. Sweet dreams.
** And then she screams after the fight... [[spoiler: and then who should show up but ''Psycho Mantis''?]]


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** The fight against Screaming Mantis. It doesn't help that the dead are reanimated, and you're dealing with a boss that can float and teleport in a game that isn't supposed to be absurdly supernatural. The second half of the battle is, if possible, freakier; dealing with a woman slowly walking up to you while effortlessly sidestepping your attacks as the screen goes to black and white, all while hearing a chorus of screams of what must be torture victims, made it a rather distracting battle. Oh yes, and she is begging, ''begging'', for Snake to kill her. Sweet dreams.
** And then she screams after the fight... [[spoiler: and then who should show up but ''Psycho Mantis''?]]


* Revolver Ocelot triggering mass-hysteria on SOP-equipped operators, resulting in massive headache followed by the [=PMCs=] uncontrollably beating each other up barehanded. Under SOP, your body is not your own.

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* Revolver Ocelot triggering mass-hysteria on SOP-equipped operators, operators in the Middle East, resulting in massive headache followed by the [=PMCs=] uncontrollably beating each other up barehanded. Under SOP, your body is not your own.


* Revolver Ocelot triggering mass-hysteria on SOP-equipped operators, resulting in massive headache followed by the [=PMCs=] uncontrollably beating each other up barehanded. Snake and Naomi end up having to hightail it out of the compound on Drebin's Stryker to avoid plethora of soldiers who have been reduced to mindless blabbering zombies. Under SOP, your body is not your own.

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* Revolver Ocelot triggering mass-hysteria on SOP-equipped operators, resulting in massive headache followed by the [=PMCs=] uncontrollably beating each other up barehanded. Under SOP, your body is not your own.
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Snake and Naomi end up having to hightail it out of the compound a mansion on Drebin's Stryker to avoid plethora of soldiers who have been reduced to mindless blabbering zombies. Under SOP, your body It isn't scary if we go by horror flick standards, but the implication that someone is not your own.willing to subject others to this...

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* Revolver Ocelot triggering mass-hysteria on SOP-equipped operators, resulting in massive headache followed by the [=PMCs=] uncontrollably beating each other up barehanded. Snake and Naomi end up having to hightail it out of the compound on Drebin's Stryker to avoid plethora of soldiers who have been reduced to mindless blabbering zombies. Under SOP, your body is not your own.


*** It also doesn't help that Laughing Octopus drops what was (prior to ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance Rising]]'') [[PrecisionFStrike the only F-bomb in the entire series.]] It's incredibly unnerving.

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*** It also doesn't help that Laughing Octopus drops what was (prior to ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance Rising]]'') Rising]]'' which even then [[PlayedForLaughs was said in more-hilarious circumstances]]) [[PrecisionFStrike the only F-bomb in the entire series.]] It's incredibly unnerving.

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** Out of all the B&B Corps, Crying Wolf has possibly the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFbwdiNE5KY creepiest boss theme in the game]]. Mournful and droning howls in the background, sounds of a harsh blizzard that sends chills down your spine, and what sounds like a distorted woman's sobs and breathing that tricks you into thinking that [[ParanoiaFuel Crying Wolf is right besides you]].


* Whenever you die in normal gameplay, not only you're treated to flashes of characters and crucial plot points of the game to signify Snake's life flashing before his eyes as he dies, but if you look closely to Snake's corpse, you can see that there are ''strings'' attached to him as if he were a puppet. Who's the puppeeter? [[spoiler:You.]]

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* Whenever you die in normal gameplay, not only you're treated to flashes of characters and crucial plot points of the game to signify Snake's life flashing before his eyes as he dies, but if you look closely to Snake's corpse, you can see that there are ''strings'' attached to him as if he were a puppet. Who's the puppeeter? puppeteer? [[spoiler:You.]]


* The Microwave Hallway is a combination of this and TearJerker.

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* The Microwave Hallway is a combination of this and TearJerker.TearJerker.
* Whenever you die in normal gameplay, not only you're treated to flashes of characters and crucial plot points of the game to signify Snake's life flashing before his eyes as he dies, but if you look closely to Snake's corpse, you can see that there are ''strings'' attached to him as if he were a puppet. Who's the puppeeter? [[spoiler:You.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:''"People suffering... People hurting... People dying... [[AxCrazy It's all so]]'' '''''[[PrecisionFStrike fucking]]''''' ''[[LaughingMad hysterical!"]]'']]

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* The various commercials that you watch in the beginning range from tame to disturbing, all featuring hints of UncannyValley. Probably the worst offender is the ''[[ForeignQueasine Bomb Shelter Buffet]]''. It features cooks who work with animal carcasses ''on camera'', including the chef ''cutting off the head of an alligator''. It's NauseaFuel all around.
** Considering the commercials seem to be typical for the [[AlternateHistory Metal Gear Universe]], [[FridgeHorror that says quite a lot about the Patriot-controlled society]]...
* Snake's opening monologue about the world driven by War Economy. Soldiers (ultimately) no longer fighting for food, money, resources, loyalty, religion, belief or ideals. They are fighting and die like flies everyday simply to... keeping this very cycle of killing going and ''nothing more''. [[spoiler:There was no one you can point to a the villain, since the person who started it is completely in comatose, and you can't really blame the [=AIs=]... It went from ideology contained in a man to a ''concept'' of pure-raw evil, one that everybody accepted and lived under in daily life without realizing.]]
** And to think this happened because of [[spoiler:The Boss']] wish to [[spoiler:see the world in peace]]...
* FOXDIE in Snake's body [[spoiler:is going out of control due to worsening body condition, possibly turning Snake into walking biological weapon that kills everyone indiscriminately in the future]]. As if Snake has enough of himself to worry about...
* The fight against Screaming Mantis. It doesn't help that the dead are reanimated, and you're dealing with a boss that can float and teleport in a game that isn't supposed to be absurdly supernatural. The second half of the battle is, if possible, freakier; dealing with a woman slowly walking up to you while effortlessly sidestepping your attacks as the screen goes to black and white, all while hearing a chorus of screams of what must be torture victims, made it a rather distracting battle. Oh yes, and she is begging, ''begging'', for Snake to kill her. Sweet dreams.
** And then she screams after the fight... [[spoiler: and then who should show up but ''Psycho Mantis''?]]
* The fight against Laughing Octopus. Octopus has a cloaking device that renders her near invisible, making night-vision pretty much your only option of seeing her. She can also go anywhere with her tentacles, meaning she could be right above you at any given moment. Also note the fact that she could disguise herself as a dead body, your pal the Mk. II, furniture, and your friend Naomi Hunter. It gets even scarier later in the fight when she does away with the tricks and starts to randomly jump out at you from the windows charging maniacally, allowing her high-damage dealing tentacles to hit you.
** ''All'' of the [[QuirkyMiniBossSquad B&B corps]] were freaky. Take beautiful women [[SpyCatsuit in what appears to be skintight latex]], add horrible psychological problems and cybernetic augmentations, arm them heavily, have a scene that shows them slaughtering a dozen or so FacelessGoons and imply that ''they knew the PlayerCharacter was watching all along''. Then in the second stage of each boss fight, you have to defeat the same women in their human form with their masks off, still in the bodysuits. If they get close enough, they can ''[[ParanoiaFuel hug you to death]]''. The repeated fetishistic shots of their feet don't help either, nor does the easter egg where you can take photos as they pose for you, in one case ''while one of the women is crying''. Guess what the juxtapositions [[{{Squick}} cause]]?
** While most players find the Beauties' backstories full of {{Narm}}, Raging Raven and Crying Wolf have pretty realistically horrifying ones. Raven was abducted by insurgents as a child, beaten, starved, and had her flesh pecked at by hungry crows for who knows how long. Crying Wolf was escaping a war-torn African village with her infant brother, and accidentally ''smothered him to death'' while hiding from pursuers. Even worse, after that she began hallucinating and [[spoiler: murdered every child in her refugee camp]]. After all of that, being put in a high-tech killing suit and forced to practically run on negative emotions sounds like the epitome of AndIMustScream.
** Just a guess, going by these scenes and End of Evangelion do you think Hideo Kojima and Hideaki Anno know each other?
*** Never mind the constant screaming as the women stagger towards you, as the sounds of whatever trauma broke their minds play back.
** Laughing Octopus is the creepiest. The others are fine. It's normal for someone in that kind of situation to scream, be angry, or even cry. Octopus just laughs the entire time. She's not even laughing at you. She's just...laughing. Even while you shoot her. And she just won't stop.
*** It also doesn't help that Laughing Octopus drops what was (prior to ''[[VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance Rising]]'') [[PrecisionFStrike the only F-bomb in the entire series.]] It's incredibly unnerving.
--> '''Laughing Octopus''': It's all so ''[[SuddenlyShouting FUCKING]]'' hysterical!
* [[spoiler:Zero's death]] in the ending: [[spoiler:No matter how responsible he is for the countless atrocities and disasters caused directly or indirectly by The Patriots, watching a wheelchair-bound old man suffocate to death for several seconds as his air supply is cut off, right before he goes limp and flatlines, is not exactly pleasant]].
* The Gekko are extremely unsettling, on an intellectual level. Those legs aren't just nanotech synthetic muscles, they're ''actual cloned living ungulate tissue''. They're basically two disembodied cow legs hooked up to life support, with a mini-tank on top. And after doing anything strenuous, they excrete excess lactic acid. Creepy. As. Hell.
** They're very likely ''designed'' to scare and unsettle, especially considering the variety of bizarre noises they emit during combat. These range from the chirping of cicadas to the screams of cattle, the latter being particularly unsettling considering their relation to Japanese WWII air raid sirens.
** Does the Uncanny Valley apply to legs? There's something very human- almost feminine about gekko legs but the color and size are off. The organic and inorganic nature of these things is also unsettling.
* What Zero did to Big Boss: After supposedly being best friends and brothers in arms, Big Boss turned on Zero and left the Patriots. Zero's revenge? Have Snake "kill" Big Boss (in ''VideoGame/MetalGear2''), retrieve his body, and keep it barely alive on life support, using him as the ''only'' working key to his super computer network that he chose to be his successor. [[FromBadToWorse And if that wasn't bad enough]], it turns out that Big Boss is not simply in a coma - he's actually in a permanent state of [[AndIMustScream locked-in syndrome]], a state maintained by the nanomachines injected into his body by the Patriots. As a result, he cannot move, speak, or do anything, but he is fully aware of his environment. Okay, he can thrash about a little bit - which only makes it worse. And of course, [[spoiler:it turns out they did this to Solidus too]].
* That bit where Snake wakes up with his pixelated [=MGS1=] head on his hi-res [=MGS4=] body. It just drives straight into the UncannyValley and never leaves.
* The Microwave Hallway is a combination of this and TearJerker.

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