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"Free will is a myth. Religion is a joke. We are all pawns, controlled by something far greater: Memes. The DNA of the soul. They shape our will. They are the culture — they are everything — we pass on."

And yes, we do note the irony here.

Please add entries in the following format:

  • The meme. [[labelnote:Explanation]]The explanation behind the meme, if necessary.[[/labelnote]] Explanation 
    • Further mutations and successor memes, if any.

Multiple Entries

  • "Snake, what happened?/answer me!/do you copy?/respond!/are you okay? Snake? SNAAAAAAAAAAAKE!" Explanation 
    • NOOOOO!!!! SNAKE!! SNAAAAAAAAAAAKE!!! Explanation 
    • DA, DA, DA-DA-DA, DA, DA, DA!! Explanation 
    • YOU IDIOT!!Explanation (spoilers) 
    • Snake! Get up! Snake! SNAAAAAAAAKE!!!
  • "Metal... Gear?!" Often used to poke fun at Parrot Exposition, stealth gameplay or Metal Gear. Explanation 
  • ! Explanation 
    • ? Explanation 
  • Kept you waiting, huh? Explaination 
  • Kojima World OrderExplanation 
  • Oh, Kojima. Explanation 
  • "what did he mean by this", usually said after an obvious with-no-hidden-intentions quote to simultaneously poke fun at the people who take the story too seriously, and those that are needlessly confused.
  • "It's a Russian taunt," sarcastically used by the LGBT Fanbase in reference to the homoeroticism of the series, and in particular Revolver Ocelot's relationship with Big Boss and Solid Snake.Explanation 
    • "Are Snake and Otacon... you know..." Explanation 
  • Kojima is Big Boss. Explanation 

Metal Gear

  • "I FEEL ASLEEP!" Explanation 
    • "Uh-oh! The truck have started to move!"
  • This is [insert character here]... [insert command here] ...Over. Explanation 

Snake's Revenge

Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake

Metal Gear Solid


  • The infamous Fission Mailed screen in Metal Gear Solid 2. Explanation 
  • "We've managed to avoid drowning!" Explanation 
  • "I hear it's amazing when the famous purple stuffed worm in flap-jaw space with the tuning fork does a raw blink on Hara-Kiri Rock. I need scissors! 61!" Explanation (spoilers) 
  • Did you say "nerd"? Explanation 
  • "I can still taste the gunpowder they put in the food!" Explanation 
  • Raiden's Hips Don't Lie.
  • A DUD?!
  • On this very wiki, on this very page, ending every entry referring to Metal Gear Solid 2 with a Pot Hole to Mind Screw over a synonym for maybe. Maybe.
  • Whatever happened to Iroquois Pliskin? Explanation 
    • Nonsense. Snake died on that tanker two years ago.


  • "Snake, what have you done? You've changed the future! You've created a time paradox!" Explanation 
    • Problem Solved, Series Over Explanation 
    • "Pime Taradox" Explanation 
  • "You're pretty good." Explanation 
  • LOOK AT THIS SCAR, JACK! Explanation 
  • Naked Snake's Flanderization into trying to eat everything in sight, and wondering if it can be eaten if it's not.
  • What a thrill...Explanation 


  • "Activate it!" Explanation 
  • "DIDJURIKEIT?" Explanation 
  • "I am lightning, the rain transformed." Explanation 
  • "Nanomachines..." Explanation 

Metal Gear Rising

Peace Walker

  • "Now that's how an assassin operates!" Explanation 
  • Kojima is God! Explanation 
  • Peace Walker's theme makes anything more epic.


  • "BOSS, THAT'S THE TARGET." "HE'S COMING TOO?" Explanation 
  • "A weapon to surpass Metal Gear."Explanation 
    • "Kaz... I'm already a demon."Explanation 
  • "They played us like a damn fiddle!" Explanation (spoilers) 
    • Also STANDING Explanation 
    • Also see "[X] has gone Nuclear/went Nuclear" Explanation 
    • Venom X/Punished X Explanation 
  • Such a lust for revenge! WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO?! Explanation (spoilers) 
  • A Hideo Kojima Game Explanation 
  • Kazuhira "The Racist" Miller Explanation 
  • This is Pequod arriving at LZ Explanation 
  • The real reason of Big Boss and Huey's falling out.Explanation (spoilers) 
  • Kaz's "Why are we still here?" speech is all over the internet. Explanation 
  • "You will feel ashamed of your words & deeds" Explanation