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A Man forced to Kill
A Man forced to be a 'Snake'
A Man forced into a Lie
A Man forced into Solitude
A Man forced to become Inhuman
A Man forced into Black Ops
A Man forced to Kneel
A Man forced to Sacrifice
A Man forced to Suffer
One Man forced to seek REVENGE!
When only VENGEANCE remains...
The Ripper Returns
Killing Machines with the mind of a human
Private Militaries plunged into lawlessness
The war economy spirals out of control
Body parts traded sold as weapons
A modern battlefield divided by a Samurai's blade
In a world seeped in REVENGE...
Can man Rise above VENGEANCE?

"What about all the good things war has done for us? Why don't we ever hear speeches about that? Jobs, technology, a common purpose... All we're sayin' is... GIVE WAR A CHANCE!"

Sam: Now I see. You deny your weapon its purpose! It yearns to bath in the blood of your enemies... but you hold it back!
Raiden: No... My sword is a tool of justice.
Raiden and Sam discussing higher causes atop the train.

"This is what happens when you bring a tool to a sword fight!"
Sam's response to Raiden's axiom.

"You aren't the only one to grow up on the killing fields. War is a cruel parent, but an effective teacher. Its final lesson is carved deep in my psyche: that this world, and all of its people, are diseased. Free will is a myth. Religion is a joke. We are all pawns, controlled by something greater: Memes, the DNA of the soul. They shape our will. They are the culture. They are everything we pass on. Expose someone to anger long enough, they will learn to hate. They become a carrier. Envy, greed, despair: all memes, all passed on. You can't fight nature, Jack. Wind blows, rain falls, and the strong prey upon the weak. Sam tells me you see your weapon as a "tool": something that saves lives, a means of justice. Now, there's a pretty meme! Exquisite! It spared you the burden of all the lives you've taken, absolved you of guilt when you enjoyed it."

Raiden: You're right...about me, I mean. I knew something After the Patriots, I thought I could walk off the battlefield and into a normal life...but here I am, surrounded by death, arguing philosophy with terrorists. I told myself this was about justice, about protecting the weak...but I was wrong.
Monsoon: Then you admit it?
Raiden: I learned young that killing your enemies felt good. Really good. In America, my friends, my family...they helped me forget the devil inside...but who am I kidding? I was born to kill! The bit about my sword, that "means of justice" stuff? I guess I needed something to keep "the Ripper" in check when I was knee-deep in bodies...
Monsoon: You...
Raiden: But you..all a wake-up call to what I really believe...what I really am.
Monsoon: What are you saying?
Raiden: I'm saying Jack is back!
Raiden's return to his "Jack the Ripper" persona

"Pain... This is why I fight." *pulls the sword wedged in his gut out* "This is my normal. My nature."
Jack the Ripper, just after disabling his pain inhibitors.

"That nickname you love sooo much- wanna know how I got it? Actually, why don't I give you a demonstration? I think it's time for Jack... TO LET 'ER RIP!"
Raiden, about to duel Monsoon after his Jack the Ripper persona is reawakened by him.

"All that talk about justice... and here I am, just another killer..."
Raiden, in the immediate aftermath of unlocking his Jack the Ripper persona.

"Like I said, kids are cruel, Jack. And I'm very in touch with my inner child."

" 'I have a dream.' That one day every person in this nation will control their own destiny. A land of the truly free, dammit. A nation of action, not words! Ruled by strength, not committee! Where the law changes to suit the individual, not the other way around. Where power and justice are back where they belong: in the hands of the people! Where every man is free to think - to act - for himself! Fuck all these limp-dick lawyers and chickenshit bureaucrats. Fuck this 24-hour Internet spew of trivia and celebrity bullshit! Fuck American pride! Fuck the media! FUCK ALL OF IT! America is diseased. Rotten to the core. There's no saving it - we need to pull it out by the roots. Wipe the slate clean. BURN IT DOWN! And from the ashes, a new America will be born. Evolved, but untamed! The weak will be purged and the strongest will thrive - free to live as they see fit, they'll make America great again! In my new America, people will die and kill for what they BELIEVE! Not for money, not for oil! Not for what they're told is right. Every man will be free to fight his own wars!"
Senator Steven Armstrong

" Nanomachines, son! They harden in response to physical trauma. You can't hurt me, Jack!"
Senator Steven Armstrong to Raiden

"You should try fighting for what you believe in sometime, Jack. Not for a company, or for a nation, or for anyone else."
Senator Steven Armstrong to Raiden

"Maybe I was wrong about you... You're not greedy... YOU'RE BATSHIT INSANE!!
Raiden, in response to the above.

"Wow, this game is hype as fuck. I'm gonna use that word — I never use that word, but I'm using it right now, because fuckin'... that's what this game is. Dear god."

Armstrong: Let's go!
Raiden: The hell are you thinking...
Raiden: At some cushy Ivy League school.
Armstrong: Try University of Texas. Coulda gone pro if I hadn't joined the Navy. I'm not one of those beltway pansies. I could break the president in two with my bare hands! DON'T FUCK WITH THIS SENATOR!
Senator Steven Armstrong and Raiden after Armstrong powers up his nanomachines

"I owe you for that speech you wrote. It did wonders for my approval ratings! You understand what matters. Filters, information control, none of that matters anymore. People these days don’t care about what’s right or wrong. It’s all about the spin, how well you can shift blame to the other guy. People these days only see what they want to see. Don’t tell me you’re still on about that grand jury nonsense. They've got nothing that connects me to Desperado. Besides, the average Joe doesn’t give a shit, either way. People these days think money is the solution to all their problems. We need to bring back the greatness of good old America! Reclaim the American Dream! To do that, we need to make sacrifices. That's what those pansies in the so-called Tea Party don't seem to realize. This is a revolution, my friend. We are the true Sons of Liberty! Anyway, I gotta run. We’ll talk soon."
Senator Steven Armstrong, in a leaked conversation.


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     Rules Of Nature 
The time has come to an end
Yeah this is what nature planned.

Being tracked by a starving beast
Looking for its daily feast
A predator on the verge of death
Close to its last breath
Getting close to its last breath!


And they run when the sun comes up,
With their lives on the line
ALIVE! For a while,
NO CHOICE! Gotta follow the laws of the wild!
ALIVE! With their lives on the line.
NO CHOICE! Out here only the strong survive!

What's done is done, survived to see another day.
The dance of life, the hunter and the agile prey,
No guarantee which of them will succeed, strong or weak!


Rules of Nature!
"Rules Of Nature", Metal Gear RAY and Grad boss theme.

    Dark Skies 
A brave, new world rising!

I can’t believe my eyes
We’ve fallen down
We’re blinded by dark skies

It’s in the way we all exploit the weak
The justice that we seek
Accept the truth to be free

Times have changed
Don’t let fate remain the same
Life... so fleeting

The future’s ours to take when we doubt everything
No... no turning back... now!
Now find... find your own path
But don't... don’t give in to wrath
— "Dark Skies", first encounter theme.

    I'm My Own Master Now 
Born into a pack
There's no choice, but take orders to attack
Locked up in chains
I get fed, but the hunger still remains

Not content to live this way
Being led by the blind
Got to plan my dispersal

Breaking out of my pain
Nothing ventured, nothing gained
I am my own master now

Bare the mark of my scars
Shedding blood underneath the stars
But I will survive somehow!


Hear me howl!
Time to leave them all behind!
I'm my own master now!
— "I'm My Own Master Now", LQ-84i/Bl\adewolf's theme.

    A Stranger I Remain 

    Return to Ashes 
Look to history

The politicians say they’re right
And stoke the fire till the ash turns white
They say survival’s everything
But as for me I don’t say a thing

Oh yeah!
How long must I still fight?
Woah oh!
Watching other countries plight...

Woah oh!

Just look back to history
You will see that it’s filled with greed
The only way to get ahead
Is exploit the weak and to burn your dead!

Just look to history

Society in moral decay
Here tomorrow or gone today

Oh yeah!

We'll return to ashes one day...
— "Return to Ashes", second encounter theme

    Stains of Time 

    Red Sun 

    A Soul Can't Be Cut 
Have you ever slashed a soul to ribbons?
Have you ever believed in a mirage?

My ears are ringing with a sound
Feel the vibrations, my hearts starts to pound! Pound! Pound!
Give in to darkness, bodies melt
How do we play the cards we’ve been dealt! Dealt! Dealt!

Beauty! It’s humanity’s greatest sin
Beauty! Hiding the beast that lies within

For all our righteous crimes we compensate
But as for me it’s far too late
I can’t deny the voices inside my brain
It’s not a dream, we’re one and the same!

You should know that a soul can’t be cut
No matter what blade you wield
If you follow your own path to justice
The brutal truth will be revealed!


The sound’s getting louder
And louder and louder
And louder and louder

You should know!
— "A Soul Can't Be Cut", third and Jetstream Sam's encounter theme

    The Only Thing I Know For Real 
Memories broken, the truth goes unspoken,
I've even forgotten my name!
I don't know the season or what is the reason
I'm standing here holding my blade!
A desolate place (Place!), without any trace (Trace!)
It's only the cold wind I feel!
It's me that I spite as I stand up and fight
The only thing I know for real!

There will be blood! Shed!
The man in the mirror nods his head...
The only one left will ride upon the dragon's back
Because the mountains don't give back what they take!
Oh no, there will be blood! (Blood!) Shed! (Shed!)
It's the only thing I've ever known!

Losing my identity, wondering "Have I gone insane?",
To find the truth in front of me,
I must climb this mountain range,
Looking downwards from this deadly height,
Never realizing why I fight!
— "The Only Thing I Know For Real", Jetstream Sam's theme

    Collective Consciousness 

    It Has to Be This Way 

    The War Still Rages Within 

     The Hot Wind Blowing 


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