Everyone who has played the newer Metal Gear SOlid games knows that… wel, the plotline is shot to hell. It makes no sense. Hideo Kojima has been sniffing glue again. Still, I am riven by an internal hunger to discover its deep, dark secrets.
So, in the immortal wods of Leeluu, “Plaez halp!”
MGS1= Metal Gear Solid 1, etc. For series newbies, MGS3 is a prequal to the entire series, and apparently features as its hero the villain from the original games, Big Boss.
He shows up in MGS1 as a Russian who came to work for the US after the Cold War. He gets his hand cut off. After the defeat of “Liquid Snake,” Solid’s brother (dirty joke: and everyone knows a Solid Snake is much better than the liquid kind), Ocelot cuts off Liquid’s arm and replaces his own.
That was creepy. More creepy was the fact that this became a magic arm, which took over his body several times. I’m not even going to go into how freaky that is, and how nonsensical. By MGS3, it seems that Ocelot has worked for and doublecrossed everyone on the planet: the Russians, the Americans, FOX-Hound, every rougue terrorist group he joins up with, and so on. Why someone hasn’t put a bullet in his skull, I don’t know. By the end of MGS2, when Hideo was baked out of his skull, Ocelot was apparently working for five dead guys.
Solidus shows up in MGS2 as the new Big Boss, leader of yet another rogue terrorist faction with ridiculously weird psychotic super-soldier agents. He was apparently the President during MGS1, and orchestrated events there through Ocelot. Or maybe Ocelot manipulated him. Ocelot is a quantum betrayer: he simultaneously does and does not betray you at any given moment. I think the “closing credits call” during MGS3 means that Solidus was the CIA director during MGS3.
Poor bastard. That’s all I have to say. On the bright side, he never becomes a leader of a rogue terrorist group and is never stupid enough to trust Ocelot. It appears to be his lot in life to exterminate a bunch of angsty supermen.
Now, here’s something I don’t understand. In the original metal gear, Big Boss was (our basic plotline now) the leader of FOX-Hound, whom we find was also running the secret plan to create Metal Gear, a nuclear battle tank. Solid Snake exposes and defeats him.
In Metal Gear 2, we discover that Big Boss is Snake’s father.** Big Boss has convinced Grey Fox, the new leader of Fox Hound, to join him. Snake kills them both.
In MGS1, Big Boss’s DNA was used to develop super-soldiers, who are surprisingly not very effective and no more useful than regular soldiers. The original project apparently used Big Boss’s genes to create two children: Snake and Liquid. Solid Snake was apparently the “weaker” clone, which had recessive genes (yes, I know this makes no sense), while Liquyid was the stronger. I also don’t know why Liquid is about 10 years younger than Solid. Nor is it really clear if this is why Liquid is unkillable*
Some suggest Big Boss is really behind MGS 1&2, though it’s never been established why Big Boss was behind the original Metal Gear threats, either. He, after all, was apparently the man who first went all out to stop the whole nuclear battle tank idea. Some might object that he’s dead, but this hasn’t slowed down several other MGS villains, so I don’t see the problem.
*Liquid was blown up with stingers, crashed 10 stories in a flaming helicopter, and didn’t have a scratch on him. He then took a walking battle tank, got blown up (with five stinger missiles hitting him in the freakin’ face!). He was then savagely beat down by Solid. Solid then shot him full of hole with a 30 cal mounted machine gun. Then Liquid dies… of a heart attack. And still takes over Ocelot’s body now and then.
When pressed as to why he [Liquid] tried to hold the world hostage, he was only able to complain about being the “weaker clone.” :rolleyes:
Snake, I… am your father!
No! That’s not possible!
Search your feelings. You know it to be true!