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  • They sure should have shown you more respect on your forum. I can see this Jewish princess similar the animated movie  Joseph King Of Dreams plus additional stuff such as this Jewish Princess loving a cat species she'd have the old choices of Caracal, Wildcat, Lion, or a domestic cat. Or if Disney respectfully studied them before just forming her motion picture his company could even show the time some Jewish people went to states like Spain but change the history like he did with Pocahontas true story. 



    If she was a Jewish Princess shown in Spain she'd have several other cultures to decide to befriend and her musical scenes could be done like El Dorado's musical scenes were. her challenge could still be similar to Pocahontas though, but your Jewish princess could be strong like Merida or brave like Belle to similar to both. If acting like both she'd seem quite courageous but the movie would be great, and Disney's magical scenes would sure increase the entertainment rate. Jewish in Egypt there would be some old magic but Spain is a state that magic would still be more optional in. 



    I accept your wish myself Somebodybends. I can visualize old tales quick enough to help you combine history and make the story fun, the result would just depend on your interest.

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  • Hi.

    You know how you hated the Maleficent film? Well, I remembered that there actually were more people than just us who hated the film as well, stumbled upon it on PJMedia when one of the people compared it to Gramsci. He gave a link, and I'll even show it to you:

    http://thefederalist.com/2014/06/06/maleficent-once-upon-a-screed/

    I figured you might feel better knowing there's definitely more people than just you and me who thought the film as it was done was just horrible. She also makes some very good points in there as well.

    Sadly, though, another article, this time from Time magazine, indicated that many of those things from Maleficent were reused from Beauty and the Beast: http://time.com/2798136/maleficent-beauty-beast-writer/

    Hope you find the articles informative, and hope your love for Beauty and the Beast isn't impacted by this revelation.

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  • Hi.

    Apologies for how long it took to get the Heresy chapter. I just lost track of it. Anyways, here's a transcript for the Heresy chapter, as promised (unfortunately, the transcript will only cover FMV cutscenes, since YouTube's being uncooperative at the moment, and the cutscenes are the only transcribed scripts available.).

      • Act 2 - Heresy!**

    (The Tome opens onto a picture of a bald monk.)

    EDWARD (voiceover): In Europe, during the time of the Inquisition, paranoia and corruption ran deep. With the fear of devilry running rampant, the Ancients' corruption extended far beyond mortal knowledge, corrupting all that could be corrupted. My researches uncovered an interesting incident. A Franciscan monk named Paul Luther was travelling through the region of Amiens during the witch hunts of the Inquisition. Now under martial law, the Inquisition prevented anyone from leaving the town or its nearby cathedral, for everyone was suspect.

    (PAUL LUTHER enters the catehdral and shakes the rain from his robes. PHILIPPE AUGUSTINE, master of the cathedral, approaches.)

    PHILIPPE: Welcome to Oublie Cathedral, Brother Luther. I'm glad that our sacred order can bestow hospitality on our Franciscan brethren.

    PAUL: I shall not impose, Exellency. I merely request lodging, and a viewing of the sacred relic, the Hand of Jude...

    PHILIPPE: Many have traveled far, and even risked their lives for a glimpse of the hallowed relic's true splendor. Of course, it would be wise to keep quiet during your stay. The Inquisition is here for a reason, Brother. We seek to purge the deviancy from this town.

    PAUL: I'm sure that will not be a problem. Amiens appears to be a peaceful hamlet.

    PHILIPPE: It appears to be, but deviancy is secreted in the most deceptive places, which I believe is the case with Amiens...

    PAUL: Then I wish you luck in your search...

    PHILIPPE (tersely): The Inquisition does not need luck, Brother Luther. Faith and purity are our guides.

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      • Act 3 - A murder**

    (Something catches PAUL's eye as he walks by the pews. He looks and finds a ravaged dead body of a monk.)

    PAUL (panicked): For the love of God! Guards!! Help!! Come quickly!

    (PHILIPPE and two MONK attendants approach.)

    PHILIPPE (enraged): A murder! A murder most foul! What heresy is this?

    PAUL: I... I found him lying here... Dead... I called the guards...

    PHILIPPE: Ah, is this our first suspect? (to his attendants) Make sure no one touches the body. It must be examined for signs of devilry. As for this....man. Make sure he doesn't leave the Cathedral... We will question him later...

    PAUL: ...But!!

    PHILIPPE: Hold your tongue Franciscan, or it might bring my wrath upon thee! Who is to say that you did not commit this murder? If you trust in the Almighty, and you are indeed innocent, then you will have nothing to fear...

    (The MONKS remain as PHILIPPE exits.)

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      • Act 4 - Light within the Darkness**

    (A door opens behind PAUL...)

    PAUL: Are you here to pass sentence on me?

    CUSTODIAN: No, I'm here to free you... You are in incredible danger. This catherdal used to be a place of peace. Now, many strange things happen here. I don't want you to end up like the others...

    PAUL: What do you mean?

    CUSTODIAN: The body you found was Brother Andrew, and he was killed to protect a secret. We can't talk about it here. Find me in the bell tower later, and I shall aid thee further.

    PAUL: Why are you releasing me?

    CUSTODIAN: I don't want to see another innocent die like your Franciscan brethern. I have seen Brother Andrew make numerous entires into his journal This may contain the answers to the Cathedral's dark secrets...

    PAUL: What can I do?

    CUSTODIAN: If I were you, I'd run!

    PAUL: They will surely hunt men if I run! This has to stop!

    CUSTODIAN: Then be it on your own head, Luther. Find Brother Andrew's journal, if you can. He spent time in the Old Tower investigating. I believe I can find a key to the Old Tower in one of my stores. Later, come find me in the bell tower, and I will give it to you.. Be swift! We can't evade them forever...

    (The CUSTODIAN leaves the room.)

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      • Act 5 - Conversation in the Bell Tower**

    (The CUSTODIAN climbs the stairs of the bell tower to speak to PAUL.)

    CUSTODIAN: Ahh. Brother Luther... Not a moment too soon. As you have noticed, dread things inhabit this place. Shambling corpses, and worse!

    PAUL: There is darkness at work here! In the midst of the Inquisition!

    CUSTODIAN: I suspect it is worse than that, but I have no proof. Brother Andrew knew this also, and paid the price for it...

    PAUL: Why are you telling me this?

    CUSTODIAN: Perhaps you can finish off what Andrew started. Take this key. It unlocks the Old Tower. It has been sealed off since the Inquisition arrived...

    PAUL: I intend to uncover the truth behind this!

    CUSTODIAN: If you manage to uncover the source of darkness, return here, and I will do everything I can to help. Until then, Brother, may your faith protect you...

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      • Act 6 - Suspicions Confirmed**

    (PAUL returns to the tower to speak with the CUSTODIAN)

    PAUL: Brother Andrew suspected Augustine all along. I managed to find remnants of his journal, and it all points to Augustine's involvement with a paganistic cult operating inside the Cathedral!

    CUSTODIAN: Aye... The Cathedral's dark secret has been uncovered. I, too, suspected this, but was too afraid to act. Augustine himself is a heretic!

    PAUL: He has covered his tracks well, claiming that the sacred relic, the Hand of Jude, was stored here. He had those who came to see it murdered. The Hand of Jude never existed!

    CUSTODIAN: And with that realization, the trap closes, Brother. My days here are numbered.

    (The CUSTODIAN reaches into his robes and pulls out a twisted dagger.)

    CUSTODIAN: I awoke to find this cruel dagger placed on my pillow this morn. It can only mean one thing. I know too much, and they are moving to silence me. I can only hope that what little faith I have left is enough to save us all... Please, take this thing away from me. (he hands off the dagger) Its very sight troubles me to no end. May your faith protect thee, Brother Luther, for that's all you have.

    (As PAUL leaves, a Colored light begins to form behind the CUSTODIAN.)

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      • Act 7 - Heresy Revealed**

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    Red Path:

    (PAUL finds his friend, the CUSTODIAN, dead on the sacrifical table. PHILIPPE appears behind him.)

    PHILIPPE: You are a clever man, Brother Luther. Wanting answers to clarify your new position as fugitive, you seek them out, and this is what you find... *laughs* Tell me, what does a man such as yourself think when he finds a viper's nest of heresy, when he finds the very source of corruption!

    PAUL: I think of irony... Irony of what you, masquerading as a member of the Inquisition stand for, and that you stand for evil!

    PHILIPPE: Evil is merely a perspective which no longer concerns me, Luther. You will be executed in the most plainful manner imaginable. After we have broken your frail body and mind, in the name of our true lord, Chattur'gha! Come my childern, feast on this morsel, and let us return to our preparations.

    (PHILIPPE leaves and strokes the heads of two Bonethieves. They advance...)

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    Green Path:

    (PAUL finds his friend, the CUSTODIAN, dead on the sacrifical table. PHILIPPE appears behind him.)

    PHILIPPE: You are a clever man, Brother Luther. Wanting answers to clarify your new position as fugitive, you seek them out, and this is what you find... *laughs* Tell me, what does a man such as yourself think when he finds a viper's nest of heresy, when he finds the very source of corruption!

    PAUL: I think of irony... Irony of what you, masquerading as a member of the Inquisition stand for, and that you stand for evil!

    PHILIPPE: Evil is merely a perspective which no longer concerns me, Luther. You will be executed in the most plainful manner imaginable. After we have broken your frail body and mind, in the name of our true lord, Xel'lotath! Come my childern, feast on this morsel, and let us return to our preparations.

    (PHILIPPE leaves and strokes the heads of two Bonethieves. They advance...)

    ---

    Blue Path:

    (PAUL finds his friend, the CUSTODIAN, dead on the sacrifical table. PHILIPPE appears behind him.)

    PHILIPPE: You are a clever man, Brother Luther. Wanting answers to clarify your new position as fugitive, you seek them out, and this is what you find... *laughs* Tell me, what does a man such as yourself think when he finds a viper's nest of heresy, when he finds the very source of corruption!

    PAUL: I think of irony... Irony of what you, masquerading as a member of the Inquisition stand for, and that you stand for evil!

    PHILIPPE: Evil is merely a perspective which no longer concerns me, Luther. You will be executed in the most plainful manner imaginable. After we have broken your frail body and mind, in the name of our true lord, Ulyaoth! Come my children, feast on this morsel, and let us return to our preparations.

    (PHILIPPE leaves and strokes the heads of two Bonethieves. They advance...)

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      • Act 8 - The Black Guardian's Lair**

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    Red Path:

    (PAUL walks through the great Binding Hall, looking over the reliefs of maddening images. He approaches the apse. He hears a rumbling and the BLACK GUARDIAN bursts through the floor. He cowers in terror at the sight of the horrible beast.)

    BLACK GUARDIAN: This... is the one that seeks to do combat... with me?

    (PHILIPPE appears and changes into PIOUS.)

    PIOUS: Your task, my liege, and Greater Guardian, is to guard this place. Do not worry about this worm. His kind yelps in terror at the sight of your mightiness. We will dispose of him ourselves...

    (The BLACK GUARDIAN pauses for a moment, then rears back and slams a claw onto PAUL, turning him into a stain on the floor.)

    BLACK GUARDIAN: If I am to guard this place, then I will do it as I see fit! Begone! Leave me! And I will guard the artifact, as you have instructed.

    ---

    Green Path:

    (PAUL walks through the great Binding Hall, looking over the reliefs of maddening images.)

    VOICE: Paul...

    (He approaches the apse.)

    VOICE: Brother Luther...

    (He hears a rumbling...)

    VOICE: Paul...

    (The BLACK GUARDIAN bursts through the floor. He is transifixed in fear at the sight of the maddening beast.)

    BLACK GUARDIAN: This... is the one that seeks to do combat... with me?

    (PHILIPPE appears and changes into PIOUS.)

    PIOUS: Your task, my liege, and Greater Guardian, is to guard this place. Do not worry about this worm. His kind yelps in terror at the sight of your mightiness. We will dispose of him ourselves...

    (The BLACK GUARDIAN concentrates lightning, lifting PAUL into the air. Sending a bolt into PAUL, it causes his head to explode. He collapses onto the floor, a widening pool of blood forming.)

    BLACK GUARDIAN: If I am to guard this place, then I will do it as I see fit! Begone! Leave me! And I will guard this artifact, as you have instructed.

    ---

    Blue Path:

    (PAUL walks through the great Binding Hall, looking over the reliefs of maddening images. He approaches the apse. He hears a noise coming from different directions and the BLACK GUARDIAN bursts through the floor. He is transfixed in fear at the sight of the graceful beast.)

    BLACK GUARDIAN: This... is the one that seeks to do combat... with me?

    (PHILIPPE appears and changes into PIOUS.)

    PIOUS: Your task, my liege, and Greater Guardian, is to guard this place. Do not worry about this worm. His kind yelps in terror at the sight of your mightiness. We will dispose of him ourselves...

    (The BLACK GUARDIAN pauses for a moment, then raises a giant foot and steps on PAUL, turning him into a stain on the floor.)

    BLACK GUARDIAN: If I am to guard this place, then I will do it as I see fit! Begone! Leave me! And I will guard the artifact, as you have instructed.

    In case you're wondering, the specific date of this story was 1485 AD.

    So, yeah, you can probably see how Phillipe Augustine is a lot more evil than Disney's characterization of Claude Frollo, and especially see exactly how far I would have personally gone just to ensure Claude Frollo actually was as pure evil as one can possibly get as Disney claimed was the reason they wished to make Frollo evil. Especially when unlike Frollo, Phillipe Augustine is pretty openly a devil-worshipper, at least when called out on it and exposed.

    The game Eternal Darkness is very dark, BTW, since it deals with Lovecraftian-themes.

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    • Of course, Frollo is not a devil-worshipper! Don't you get it? He shows how you can serve G-d, pray to Him for help, war for His Name AND STILL BE EVIL. It is that which makes him unique, not the extent of his evil deeds.

      PS thanks for the transcript.

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    • You're welcome.

      I'm still not sure about that, though.

      There's probably an example of an even more unique villain than Frollo, anyways: They're called The Patriots. I'll give you an excerpt directly focusing on their evil deeds in a single game (Metal Gear Solid 2) and how they were generally like (and believe me, the way they act, they make Frollo look saintly by comparison, they're THAT bad, even by your description). Note that the excerpt only directly relates to the Patriots.

      Tanker Chapter of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty


      <Tanker Chapter>

          From "Seizure of Metal Gear"
            To "Metal Gear Escapes"
      


      SCENE T12a1D The Seizure of Metal gear Demo Tanker Holds, Bow of the ship. In front of Metal Gear

      Snake creeps from blind spot to blind spot, evading the Marines, and takes the necessary photos.

      At the same time, the Commandant finishes his speech and salutes the Marines. The men immediately snap to attention and return the salute. A dull crash reverberates through the holds, and Snake flattens himself behind a pillar. Suddenly, a very dry clap starts up from somewhere (does not ring out since one hand is balled into a fist).

      The Marines maintain their posture, but their eyes move furiously, trying to locate the sound. The Commandant is also attempting to determine who is responsible.

      Ocelot: Excellent speech, my friend... CMC: Who the...!?

      The sarcastic clapping ends and footsteps can now be heard, accompanied by the jingle of spurs. The man is walking out from behind (and at the foot of) Metal Gear RAY. Snake leans out from behind the column.

      A man (Ocelot) emerges from the darkness.

      Ocelot: Gift of the silver tongue - - they say it’s the mark of a good officer.

      Both of Ocelot’s arms swing free by his side. The right hand is blanched from the elbow down, the fingers twisted into a deformed fist. A glimpse of a gun belt underneath the coat, a single-action Army pistol in the holster. Ocelot’s expression cannot be read.

      Ocelot: ...and a liar. Americans are too in love with the sound of their own voices to speak the truth.

      The Commandant watches ocelot warily. (Since the other man does not hold a weapon, he is truly alarmed)

      CMC: Identify yourself!

      The Marines position themselves around the podium and raise their weapons in unison. Ocelot smiles wolfishly.

      Ocelot: I am Shalashaska! Also called Revolver...

      Snake mutters uncontrollably in his hiding place. His line is uttered at the same time as Ocelot

      Ocelot: Ocelot. Snake: Ocelot!!

      Jump out to several images from MGS1. A single shot of Ocelot.

      The men are itching to take action; the Commandant restrains them with a motion. He is relatively relaxed, sure of his safety under their protection.

      CMC: What do you want? Ocelot: This machine will be quite useful. CMC: What are you planning to do - - steal this thing? Ocelot: Steal? No, no, I’m taking it back.

      The Commandant smiles in derision at Ocelot’s reply. Snake moves from column to column, slipping closer to the front. The Marine’s attention is on the podium, and no one notices Snake.

      All of a sudden, Gurlukovich noiselessly appears behind the Commandant and pins his arms against his side. The Commandant is momentarily struck mute by the pressure of a Makhalov (pistol) jabbed against his throat. The Marines are startled , at a loss as to what to do. Snake moves in closer to the podium to get a better look at the new arrival.

      Snake: Gurlukovich...

      Ocelot raises his voice and addresses the Marines.

      Ocelot: Nobody move! Understand?

      Gurlukovich, still holding the Commandant in a tight grip, slowly begins to back away. The scene is being relayed in real time to the men in the stern block via the camera. The Marines break into an uproar.

      Marine: Cmmandant! Marine: What the - -!? Marine: What is it? Marine: What’s going on!? Marine: What the hell? Marine: Who is that? Marine: - - the hell’s going on around here!? Marine: This is messed up! Marine: (exclamations of surprise) etc...

      CMC: ...

      Ocelot slowly raises his right hand to show the Marines something.

      Ocelot: This ship now carries enough SMETEX on its key structural points to blow it out of the water - - at the touch of this button.

      The Marines gaze at the transmitter in Ocelot’s hand in shock.

      The shocked Marines:

      Marine: (exclamations of surprise) Marine: (gasps) Marine: This is nuts... Ocelot: That’s right - - no on has to die needlessly.

      Several coils of wire drop down from above and Gurlukovich guards (3-5) in camouflage descend rapidly to the holds. Once on the floor, the guards surround the Marines, their weapons raised against the American soldiers. Several of the guards position themselves near Metal Gear RAY’s leg and back and begins the initiation sequence.

      Ocelot: We’re almost at the target. Get a move on!

      The Commandant recovers some of his calm and rasps out:

      CMC: What do you intend to do with RAY - - sell it on the streets? Gurlukovich: I was raised in Snezhinsk, formerly known as Chelyabinsk -70, the nuclear research outpost. CMC: What are you talking about? Gurlukovich: After the Cold War ended, my home was bought out by the Americans. CMC: Is there a point to this story? Gurlukovich: None that you would understand. Land, friends, dignity… A;; sold to the highest bidder, - - the United States of America. Even the technology that gave birth to these weapons is Russian, developed by us! CMC: What do you intend to do? Gurlukovich: Russia will rise again - - and RAY is the key.

      Gurlukovich glances at Ocelot, seeking a show of solidarity. But Ocelot starts to laugh, caressing the transmitter in his left hand.

      Ocelot: I regret to inform you that I have no intention of selling Metal Gear. As I said, I came to take it back.

      Gurlukovich is stunned by Ocelot’s words.

      Ocelot: Yes - - returned. To the ‘Patriots’…

      The CMC jerks violently at the mention of the ‘Patriots”.

      CMC: The ‘La-li-lu-le-lo’! How is that - - possible!?

      Gurlukovich gazes at Ocelot with growing suspicion.

      Gurlukovich: Ocelot, you - - ! Have you sold us out? Ocelot: I was never in you employ, Gurlukovich. Gurlukovich: Are you still in league with Solidus…!? Ocelot: No hard feelings, Colonel. Mother Russia can rot for all I care. Gurlukovich: Since when, Ocelot! When did you turn? Ocelot: I’m glad you noticed comrade. I abandoned ‘her’ during the Cold War. Gurlukovich: Hah---!

      The colonel is trembling with rage. Ocelot calls out to the Gurlukovich guards.

      Ocelot: Metal Gear has room for one!

      The Gurlukovich guards waiting for a cue from the colonel, are showing signs of confusion.

      Ocelot: Gurlukovich, you and your daughter will die here. Gurlukovich: Damn you !!

      Gurlukovich releases the CMC and shoves him forward.

      CMC: (groans at the sudden impact)

      Gurlukovich’s Makhalov swerves towards Ocelot. At the same time, Ocelot throws his duster into the air, like matador flourishing his cloak. The coat sails out, twisting and rippling (high-speed shot) in front of Gurlukovich, blocking his view. (The cloak is organic in behavior and texture.) The CMC stumbles forward.

      Gurlukovich: Die, you dog!

      Gurlukovich fires, and a hole appears on the duster. Ocelot, however, is no longer in the bullet’s trajectory. He moves in rhythm to the duster’s progress, shielding himself from view as he pulls out his revolver with his left hand. He fires six rounds in rapid succession; the slugs punch through the coat.

      Gurlukovich: (cry of pain and anger as the shots find their mark) CMC: (cry of pain and anger as the shots land)

      When the duster clears the camera’s view, the bodies of Colonel Gurlukovich and the CMC are revealed lying on the floor, riddled with bullets. Ocelot tosses his emptied gun away without a glance.

      Ocelot: Sergei! Looks like you were long overdue for retirement. Gurlukovich: T-traitorous dog...

      The colonel’s face hits the floor. The Gurlukovich guards confronted with the evidence of the colonel’s wounds (several rounds in the chest), grasp the fact of Ocelot’s treachery and regain their presence of mind. The CMC is already dead, a bullet hole in the brow. Gurlukovich’s men raise their assault rifles, but Ocelot’s coat, still making its ballistic progress through the air, is now blocking their view. Ocelot is on the move again and, drawing another Single Action Army pistol from the back holster with his left hand (the detonator in his right hand), he pulls the trigger rapidly. The duster acquires more bullet holes.

      Solider: (cry of pain) Solider: (cry of pain) Solider: (cry of pain) Solider: (cry of pain) Solider: (cry of pain) Solider: (cry of pain) etc...

      Gurlukovich guards are cut down en masse behind the floating duster. Several Marines also go down in the hail of bullets. The bullet-riddled coat continues to turn and twist in the air even after the last body has hit the floor. The Marines look on, stunned by the strange turn of events. Ocelot spins his sidearm and returns it to the hip holster without emptying the cylinder. He moves the transmitter from the stiffened right hand to the left,, and at that action, the Marines regain some semblance of composure and raise their weapons. However, the men are confused and shaken by the loss of their leader.

      Confused buzz of the Marines:

      Marine: (a yowl of rage at the death of their Commandant and comrades) Marine: Sir! Marine: No! Marine: (exclamation of shock) Gurlukovich guard: (exclamation of shock) Gurlukovich guard: Colonel - - ! Gurlukovich guard: What is this! Gurlukovich guard: Why are you doing this!? Etc...

      Ocelot, he eyes glittering:

      Ocelot: Show’s over! If you wish to live, I suggest you run now! Ocelot: This ship is still in the Lower New York Harbor. You may yet make it to shore if you swim for your life!

      Ocelot pushes the transmitter button without hesitation, and the tanker rocks violently as the ear-shattering blast fills the holds. He quickly climbs into Metal Gear, already in standby mode, and Snake, abandoning his cover, starts to run towards RAY. The tanker’s holds ring with the disjointed babble of shock, anger and the echoes of the explosion; and the men are in a state of panic.

      Soldiers in panic:

      Gurlukovich guard: (scream) Gurlukovich guard: Oh Crao! Gurlukovich guard: He;s got Metal Gear! Gurlukovich guard: Get him! Gurlukovich guard: We’re sinking! Marine: (scream) Marine: The ship! Marine: Open fire! Marine: Abandon ship!! Marine: Don’t let him get away! Marine: We’re sinking! Marine: No! Marine: He has Metal Gear! Etc.

      The explosion blows several holes in the hull, and water begins to rush in. Ocelot is climbing the ladder set into Metal Gear’s leg. Alarms go off, and the Marine’s fire their weapons in unison. The water is rising rapidly, and the rotating point of the emergency lighting flashes continuously as the Gurlukovich guards who were on Metal Gear initiation sequence are swept away by the incoming flood.

      The cries of the Gurlukovich guards as they are swept away.

      Gurlukovich guards: (screams as the water hits them)

      Snake abandon’s his cover and runs out.

      Snake: OCELOT!!

      Ocelot reaches for Metal Gear’s controls with one hand. At the sound of a well-remembered voice, his dead right hand twitches.

      Ocelot: !? Ocelot: Aaaarrghhhh!!

      The dormant personality within him suddenly takes over. A momentary flashback to Liquid’s image (flash-insert several frames from MGS1.)

      Snake, blocking Metal Gear’s way, raises his USP. The image should double with that of his previous confrontation with REX in the player’s minds. The clenched knob of Ocelot’s right hand works itself loose, and Ocelot slowly turns around.

      Liquid: It’s been awhile, brother!

      Ocelot’s personality is completely supplanted by that of Liquid Snake. Even his body language is that of Liquid, not Ocelot.

      Snake: (Confused) Who are you? Liquid: You know who I am.

      He clenches his right hand, a habit of Liquid’s. Liquid’s right hand is controlling Ocelot’s mind and body. Snake recognizes both the gesture and the speech, but cannot quite believe the evidence of his senses.

      Snake: Liquid?

      Ocelot narrows his eyes as he examines Snake’s appearance, almost nostalgic.

      Liquid: Not so young anymore, eh, Snake…You’re drowning in time. I know what it’s like, brother.

      Snake, reminded of the accelerated agin he has been experiencing recently, has fallen silent.

      Snake: ... Liquid: No wonder Naomi passed you over for the FOXDIE program. Liquid: Arr!

      Ocelot suddenly tries to grab his right hand with his left, as though it is an organism in and of itself, out of his control.

      Ocelot: (To his right hand) Out - - get out of my mind! Liquid…

      Snake looks on in confusion at Ocelot’s bizarre behavior. Ocelot bares his teeth and savages his own hand, drawing blood. It is to no avail, however, and the right hand once again suppresses its host personality. Ocelot’s pupils are completely dilated. Liquid continues.

      Liquid: The price of physical prodigy… Few more years and you’ll be another dead clone of the old man. Liquid: Our raw materials are vintage, brother. Big Boss was in his late 50’s when they created his copies. Liquid: But I, - - I live on, through this arm. Snake: Liquid’s arm?

      The two men face each other in the chaos. The hold is filling with water, and the Marine’s and the Gurlukovich guards are attempting to escape, oblivious to Snake and Ocelot.

      The soldiers, trying to get out.

      Marine: (scream) Marine: The water’s rising! Marine: Oh Shhh! Marine: This way’s no good! Marine: Go, get out! Marine: We have to go up! Marine: Get the lifeboats! Gurlukovich guard: (scream) Gurlukovich guard: We’re not going to last much longer! Gurlukovich guard: Abandon ship Gurlukovich guard: The traitor! Gurlukovich guard: Colonel! Gurlukovich guard: We’re going down! etc...

      Colonel Gurlukovich remains face down on the podium.

      Gurlukovich: Olga... (choking sound)

      The water rises, laps against and finally over the podium. Gurlukovich gurgles out a last lungful of blood-laced air into the water. The swirl of bright blood spreads through the tide as the swelling sea chokes the life out of the immobilized Gurlukovich. The water continues to rise and whirl, and the bodies of the Russian colonel and the Marine Corp Commandant now lie submerged on the podium. Ocelot’s duster is swept away by the current. Another explosion rattles the stricken tanker, and Snake loses his balance. He falls into the water with a muffled grunt.

      Snake: (swears indistinctly) Liquid: Ah!

      With a sharp grunt, Ocelot leaps into the cockpit. The is unbelievably agile for a man in his 50’s (same move as in previous title). Ocelot takes control of Metal Gear; standing in the cockpit, he is terribly like Liquid.

      Snake rises and looks up at RAY. Ocelot has put on a pilot’s headset and placed an eye module used in attack helicopters over his right eye. He rapidly locks the restraining belt in its place; the cockpit snaps closed and Metal Gear RAY starts to move.

      Liquid: You don’t have what it takes after all. Liquid: (over the microphone) You’re going down, Snake - - with this tanker!

      RAY bounds off its perch. The impact sends Snake and the others scattering; a sheet of water hits Snake and he goes flying straight into the hull.

      Snake: (Groan)!

      The RAY swings its head around as if to take in the sight of the men, then lowers its snout into the water. The machine starts to drink deeply, drawing the seawater into its system. Once it is saturated with water, noticeable changes come over its body; the surface is now glistening with energy. A tumorous, cylindrical growth emerges from its midsection and underbelly, rotating steadily. Seawater starts to drain out from these jutting cylinders like pus from a boil. The jaundiced waste water washes over the Ray’s surface and the weapon takes on the look of a rejuvenated slug. It stretches like a satisfied animal to unlock stabilizers on either side; the slug is now a monstrous bird on the verge of flight. The overlapping thrusters edging the stabilizers writhe about with a tonal whistle.

      Snake activates his Codec while moving away from the weapon.

      Snake: Otacon, we have a problem...

      RAY raises its head towards the ceiling and lets out a terrible howl. While gas or vapor shoots from on the open beak: RAY’s shrill cry echoes in the destroyed hold, and what little glass remains shatters. Soldiers, their eardrums lacerated, clutch their heads.

      Soldiers stopping the ears.

      Marine: (scream) Gurlukovich guard: (scream)

      Otacon: Snake?

      The men scramble out of the activated Metal Gear’s way.

      Soldiers, trying to escape.

      Marine: Go! Marine: Damn! Marine: We have to go up! Gurlukovich guard: (scream) Gurlukovich guard: Metal Gear! Gurlukovich guard: We have to get out of here! Gurlukovich guard: What about the helicopters? Call the choppers back here! Gurlukovich guard: Open the hatch!! Etc...

      RAY spews out a torrent of seawater. The fouled water, tinted a murky yellow, bursts forth (in seemingly irradiated bundles) from RAY’s beak and tears through the ceiling and the hull as though they are made of tissue paper. The noise drowns out the screams and shouts of the men. RAY’s second valley of radiation (seawater) arcs over the hull’s surface. The hull gives way and the sea ruches in. When the water washes over the (cone-shaped) tumor embedded in RAY’s tail section, the cone shoots out, lengthening into a tail. RAY swings the surface of the water (to split it momentarily, ala parting of the Red Sea)?Men go flying from the impact.

      Men, as they go flying.

      Marine: (scream) Gurlukovich guard: (scream) etc...

      Snake is also bodily hurled into the water, and Otacon shouts untly.

      Snake: (sharp grunt as he is launched into air) Otacon: Snake!!

      RAY lets out a howl of delight like an animal that finds itself back in its element. It moves forward leisurely, crushing men with its feet and tail as they desperately try to keep afloat. The water rises abruptly and RAY beings to submerge rapidly.

      To Scene T13a1D Metal Gear Escapes

      SCENE T13a1D Metal Gear Escapes Tanker holds, bow of the ship. In front of Metal Gear

      The stern begins to sink as the ship’s huge and deadly cargo makes its way from the bow to the stern. Snake manages to fight his way to the water’s surface.

      Snake: (shallow intake of breath)

      RAY’s cockpit is now at the same level as Snake’s face. Ocelot stares at Snake’s image on the monitor from his seat in the cockpit, then raises Solidus on the radio.

      Ocelot: No problems… proceeding as planned, sir.

      Falling debris from the ceiling forces Snake’s head under water once again. He chokes as water rushes into his lungs, drowning him.

      Snake: (retching cough) Ocelot: ...Yes, at the location we discussed…

      Waterlogged bodies of American and Russian soldiers drift across Snake’s field of vision. RAY has shifted into its submarine configuration, and speeds away from the sinking wreck. The tanker , along with Snake and its other captives, continues the long progress down to the harbor’s bottom.

      Ocelot: Yes, I have photographic evidence of Snake on the scene. The CYPHER was most useful...

      Metal Gear glides through the water, as efficient and graceful as its namesake, the manta ray. It once again shifts shape, and in its new high-speed configuration, accelerates in a single thrust of power.

      Ocelot: I look forward to tomorrow’s news flash... Ocelot: I would say that the Marine Corp’s plans are on infinite hold... Ocelot: ...Yes, of course, Mr. President.

      RAY disappears into the darkness of the Atlantic Ocean.


      Plant chapter of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty

      <Plant Chapter>

         “Enter Fatman 1”
      


      P032_01_P01 Enter Fatman 1 polygon demo 1 (MC+KF) Heliport, roof of Strut E

      Raiden hurries onto the heliport, leaving Fortune and Vamp behind. There are no enemy soldiers in sight. The air is still, and the area is eerily silent. Fatman’s voice booms through this stillness.

      Fatman:(OFF)

             So you’re the one... (he has been ordered by the “Patriots” to test
      

      Raiden. No explanation is offered. Subplot) Fatman:(OFF)

             You’re right on time, I see. I like a punctual man.
      

      The sound of a clock fades in. Raiden looks around, searching for the source of the sound and the voice. Fatman is not yet in sight. The sound of inline skates.

      Raiden:

             Is he Dead Cell?
      

      Fatman:(OFF)

             I am Fatman!
      

      Fatman:(OFF)

             I am the greatest that humanity has to offer, and the lowest. (a
             trill of pride in the ‘lowest’ part)
      

      Raiden, thinking of Peter, clenches his fist.

      Fatman:(OFF)

             Can you hear it? Hear this rhythm?
      

      The sound grows louder. A shadow swishes among the containers.

      Fatman:(OFF)

             It’s the rhythm of time. And life!
      

      A click and a new sound joins the existing rhythm. (The sound of Fatman setting C4’s)

      Fatman:(OFF)

             Don’t you love the sound?
      

      Fatman:(OFF)

             I used to hang around department store clock counters.
      

      Raiden checks the area, but the containers block his view. Suddenly, Fatman appears from behind one of the containers. On his feet are a pair of inline skates, and in one hand a cocktail glass filled with wine and topped with a twist-straw. He wears a green blast suit, the high blast-shield collar hiding his chin and mouth. His head is hairless. The hand that holds the glass is as white and slender as a debutante’s, every nail adorned with scarlet manicure. The high collar leaves everything but the piercing eyes covered. His hairless scalp is burned into a reddened terrain of scar tissues.

      Fatman:

             Life is short
      

      Fatman:

             Bombs tell the time with every moment of their existence. And
      

      nothing else announces its own end with such a fanfare.

      Fatman declares, then raises his glass to Raiden.

      Fatman:

             Glad you could make it. The party’s about to start...
      

      He sucks up the wine in a single slurp. The long straw delivers the glass’s content into his mouth, over the restricting collar.

      Fatman:

             Yum... Good year. Let’s drink to Stillman, shall we?
      

      A long shot of the heliport.

      Raiden:

             If you destroy the Big Shell, you’ll never collect your ransom.
      

      Fatman:

             Ransom? What are you talking about?
      

      Raiden:

             Thirty Billion in cash?
      

      Fatman:

             (Abruptly breaks into peals of laughter)
      

      Raiden:

             !?
      

      Fatman:

             (laugh)... So that’s what’s going on, huh? (Solidus has made no
             ransom demands. Fatman realizes Raiden has been lied to by his CO,
             the Colonel, who is seeking to recreate an imitation of Shadow Moses
             on behalf of the Patriots)
      

      Raiden:

             What the hell are you talking about?
      

      Fatman:

             (chuckling) Oh, you’ll know soon enough. And I could care less what
             they(= the Patriots, but let the users think it to be Solidus & co.)
             plan to do. My ambitions are much more simple: To be the most famous
             bomber of them all.
      

      Raiden:

             You’re nuts. No one’s going to give a damn about you.
      

      Fatman:

             Oh, yes they will. I’ll go down in history as the man who beat Peter
             Stillman. That’s the only reason I assisted them(the Patriots).
      

      Raiden:

             Like hell you beat Stillman. He had your number.
      

      Fatman:

             (anger) What did you say?
      

      Raiden:

             You have nothing of his courage or --
      

      Fatman:

             (sneering laughter)
      

      Raiden:

             What are you laughing at?
      

      Fatman:

             That crock died a dishonorable death six months ago.(referring to the
             Dead Cell’s decimation)
      

      Raiden:

             Six months ago – the liquidation of Dead Cell.(a quick review for
             the users)
      

      Fatman:

             Call it what you want. Only the right stuff survived that hell. It
             set me free, you know? Opened the way to a new dimension...
      

      Fatman:

             (Proudly) So that I could become the emperor among detonation
             devotees.
      

      Raiden:

             You’re nothing but a common criminal. And that’s the only way people
             will ever remember you.
      

      Fatman flings his glass to the floor, where it shatters into pieces.

      Fatman:

             How dare you! I’m an artist!
      

      He whisks away into the shadows.

      Fatman:

             This is why I dislike boorish military types.
      

      Fatman sticks out his head and informs Raiden:

      Fatman:

             It’s time to start the party...
      

      Fatman:

             This is how it works: I plant a bomb...
      

      Fatman:

             And it explodes soon after that.
      

      Fatman:

             If you prefer to stay in one piece, you’ll have to disable my bombs.
      

      The LED light on the bomb that was presumably set first suddenly turns from green to amber. Fatman breaks into a sudden peal of laughter.

      Fatman:

             ‘Laugh and grow fat’. (Fatman’s one-liner)
      

      Fatman:

             Let’s move.
      

      To the game





      <Plant Chapter>

         From “Fatman death 1”
           To “Fatman bomb disposal end”
      


      P034_01_P01 Fatman death 1 polygon demo 1 (MC) Heliport, roof of strut E

      Fatman leans against the wall (position to be predetermined), wheezing. Blood stains spread across the blast suit.

      Fatman:

             My suit...
      

      Raiden walks up to Fatman.

      Fatman:

             Oh no... I’ve nothing to wear to the party...
      

      Raiden:

             The party’s over for you.
      

      Fatman looks up at Raiden.

      Fatman:

             That’s what you think.
      

      Raiden:

             What do you mean?
      

      Fatman extends one hand and presses a button of some sort. An electric beep sounds, and Raiden goes on alert.

      Raiden:

             What did you just do?
      

      Fatman smiles widely. Since his mouth is hidden, his eyes need to express the glee.

      Raiden:

             What is this?
      

      He grabs the device from Fatman’s hand. Fatman stares at his own slender fingers. The crimson nails flash in the sunlight.

      Fatman:

             I have beautiful hands.
      

      Fatman:

             These delicate hands can craft works of art.
      

      Raiden removes Fatman’s collar, exposing his ugly face. From this point on, use mouthing(tool). Raiden grills the now fading Fatman.

      Raiden:

            Answer me! What the hell is this?
      

      Fatman:

             It’s the switch for the biggest bomb in this entire place.
      

      Raiden:

             !?
      

      Raiden tries to destroy the controller.

      Fatman:

             No use. Once it’s activated there’s no stopping the count.
      

      Raiden:

             Where did you plant it?
      

      Raiden looks around.

      Raiden:

             Where is it?
      

      Fatman:

             Somewhere in this area. Don’t worry, it’s very close by.
      

      Raiden pushes the barrel of his gun against Fatman’s temple

      Raiden:

             Where is it?
      

      Fatman:

             Go ahead, shoot me. I’m already dead...
      

      Raiden:

             Damn!
      

      Fatman:

             Think you can find it? When it goes off, it’ll take the Big Shell
             with it.
      

      Raiden:

             Tell me where I can find the bomb.
      

      Fatman only smiles.

      Fatman:

             That’s your problem.
      

      He starts to laugh out loud in unadulterated glee.

      Fatman:

             This is the highlight of the party. Bring it on I say. They’ll be
             happy too. (Users on their second game will understand that this
             refers to the Patriots)
      

      Raiden rises.

      Fatman:

             I die here –- and start my legend. Too bad you won’t be around to see
             the movie...
      

      Fatman:

             “Laugh and grow fat!”
      

      Fatman dies, his face still wreathed in a grotesque smile.

      To the game


      P035_01_R01 Fatman bomb disposal end 1 Codec demo 1)MC) Codec screen

      The last of Fatman’s bombs is under his body. Raiden, having located it, freezes the detonator with his coolant spray. Once the process is complete, the Colonel calls in.

      Colonel:

             Good work, Raiden. Looks like all the bombs are neutralized. One of
             their main leverages is now gone. That leave’s—
      

      Raiden:

             (interrupts)Colonel, Fatman didn’t seem to know about the ransom
             demands.
      

      Colonel:

             (lies without missing a beat) Intentionally kept in the dark, I’d
             say. He seemed to be coming from a very different place from the
             other terrorists.
      

      Raiden:

             (not satisfied)...
      

      Colonel:

             Raiden, a lot of hostages -– our President included -– are still in
             danger. Keep your mind focused on protecting them.
      

      Raiden:

             (still not satisfied) What are my orders?
      

      Colonel:

             Rescue the President.
      

      Raiden:

             We have no idea where he is.
      

      Colonel:

             You haven’t been in the central core yet. I suggest you start
             there...
      

      Another CALL sound

      Raiden:

             Wait, I have another call. Want me to take it.
      

      Colonel:

             No, I’ll go offline. Best to keep our presence unknown.
      

      The colonel signs off Pliskin radios in –- he is safe.

      Pliskin:

             How’re you doing, kid?
      

      Raiden:

             Pliskin!? Is everything all right?
      

      Pliskin:

             Could be better. Looks like I was out cold for a while.
      

      Raiden:

             How did you manage to stay alive?
      

      Pliskin:

             Had a little help from a friend.
      

      Raiden:

             Friend?
      

      Snake once again changes the topic.

      Pliskin:

             What about the bomb?
      

      Raiden:

             Defused. And Fatman too.
      

      Pliskin:

             That’s good news.
      

      Raiden:

             How’s Shell 2?
      

      Pliskin:

             It’s a mess. The bomb crippled Strut H.
      

      Raiden:

             What about the toxins?
      

      Pliskin:

             The what?
      

      Raiden:

             If the Big Shell blows up, the explosion is expected to produce
             massive amounts of toxins...
      

      Pliskin:

             Never heard anything about that. (The Colonel is lying in order to
             make the current situation resemble Shadow Moses)
      

      Raiden:

             Huh?
      

      Pliskin:

             Well, looks like there’s not much danger of that in any case. But the
             central core is starting to flood. It won’t last much longer.
      

      Raiden:

             ...(puzzled) What about the President and the hostages?
      

      Pliskin:

             They weren’t in Shell 2. They must be in Shell 1.
      

      Raiden:

             We need to get the hostages out of here now.
      

      Pliskin:

             It’s too far from Manhattan for a swim.
      

      Raiden:

             What about lifeboats?
      

      Pliskin:

             There doesn’t seem to be any. Doesn’t make sense.
      

      Raiden:

             So a chopper is our only extraction?
      

      Pliskin:

             Right. And it comes with a passenger limit. Intel has it that there
             are about thirty hostages.
      

      Raiden:

             It’d take more than a single trip too.
      

      Pliskin:

             We’ll have to come back.
      

      Raiden:

             Can you pilot a chopper?
      

      Pliskin:

             No, but I brought a gearhead with me. He’s a good guy. I’ll introduce
             you later.
      

      Raiden:

             Pliskin, I’m on the heliport right now, but I don’t see their
             Harrier. It’s out somewhere.
      

      Pliskin:

             We’d better move now then. Our chances with a Harrier after us are
             close to nothing.
      

      Raiden:

             Do you know where the President is?
      

      Pliskin:

             No. That one’s all yours.
      

      Raiden:

             The President is at the top of our rescue list. These are our orders.
      

      Pliskin:

             Your orders, not mine.
      

      Raiden:

             What?
      

      Pliskin:

             See you later.
      

      To the game




      <Plant Chapter>

         From “Enter the Ninja 1”
           To “Enter the Ninja 13”
      


      P036_01_P01 Enter the Ninja 1 polygon demo 1 (MC) Heliport, roof of Strut E

      Raiden, having completed the bomb disposal, leaves the Heliport to search for the President. He is about to go down the heliport steps when the neo-ninja leaps laterally into view. The movements are clearly those of Olga, and the scene is crafted to remind users of the Olga encounter sequences . The Ninja’s form is similar to the cyborg Ninja in the previous title (close to the image of the previous Ninja/part of the S3 Plan). Fans of the previous game should believe this to be the same character. A closer look, however, reveals different details that mark it as a newer model. The build is androgynous rather than feminine. The lines are not as sharp as the previous one’s since this Ninja is a full suit type rather than the exoskeleton model.

      Ninja(Olga):

             You passed with flying colors. (reference to the skills assessment
             the Patriots conducted on Raiden using Fatman, subplot.
      

      Raiden points his gun at the strange intruder. The appearance of the Ninja is accompanied by the faintest hint of the “Lightning force” SE(previous game).

      Raiden:

             Identify yourself!
      

      The Ninja draws his blade and holds it out towards Raiden. The gesture seems more like a formal blocking move (indicating that the intent is not hostile) rather than a prelude to an attack.

      Ninja(Olga):

             I’m like you... I have no name.
      

      The Ninja bears traces of its predecessor, such as the sensor eyes surrounding its head. The body is bulkier, however, compared to the slim former model, and appears to be wearing the suit rather than being a part of it. For a second, the face shield loses its opacity and shows a glimmer of a face (Olga). The moment passes too quickly to identify the person, but it drives home the fact that there is a human being inside the suit.

      Raiden:

             (recognizing the voice suddenly) Are you Mr. X(the tipper on the
             Codec)?
      

      Ninja(Olga):

             If you like. But come, let’s get out of the open.
      

      The Ninja has its guard completely down. Raiden begins to relax.

      Ninja(Olga):

             Follow me.
      

      She puts the sword away and starts walking briskly. She does not reach the staircase before F.O.

      F.O./F.I.

      To Enter the Ninja 2 polygon demo 2


      P026_02_P02 Enter the Ninja 2 polygon demo 2 (MC) Strut E, 1F

      Change location to 1F of Strut E, in the area facing the node. A view of the sea beyond the railing. The spot is relatively protected from surveillance. Raiden still has his gun in hand, but it is not pointed at the Ninja. The Ninja’s sword is sheathed.

      The Ninja rests its hands on the railings and looks at the water, back turned to Raiden.

      Raiden:

             Are you with FOXHOUND?
      

      The Ninja turns.

      Ninja(Olga):

             Neither enemy nor friend.
      

      Ninja(Olga):

             Just a messenger from the [static of ‘Patriots’] La-Li-Lu-Le-Lo.
      

      A burst of static obscures the word ‘Patriots’. The Ninja taps the back of it own neck to mime the Codec (internalized communication) to Raiden. The CALL sounds.

      To Enter the Ninja 3 Codec demo 1 (Ninja internal)


      P036_03_R01 Enter the Ninja 3 Codec demo 1 (Ninja internal) Codec screen

      Codec demo. Static in the Ninja’s window.

      Ninja(Olga):

             This is safer, I think.
      

      Raiden:

             Safer from what?
      

      Ninja(Olga):

             Eavesdropping, of course.
      

      Raiden:

             All right – why did you contact me?
      

      Ninja(Olga):

             I’ve been ordered to give you backup, including the relaying of
             necessary intel.
      

      Raiden:

             Ordered by whom?
      

      Ninja(Olga):

             ...
      

      Raiden:

             Why won’t you identify yourself?
      

      Ninja(Olga):

             There’s no need for you to know.
      

      Raiden:

             I’ll decide whether I need to know.
      

      Ninja(Olga):

             You are not yet trusted to make such decisions.
      

      Raiden:

             ...
      

      Ninja(Olga):

             I’ll tell you something you do need to know, instead.
      

      Ninja(Olga):

             The current location of the President.
      

      Raiden:

             What!
      

      Ninja(Olga):

             Or rather, the person who knows the current location of the
             President.
      

      Raiden:

             Who is it?
      

      Ninja(Olga):

             A Secret Service agent named Ames, currently being held with the
             other hostages.
      

      Raiden:

             Secret Service, huh.
      

      Ninja(Olga):

             The head of the President’s security detail. Ames has been fitted
             with the same type of VIP nanomachine system as the President. If
             you’re within range, you should be able to communicate .
      

      Raiden:

             Why are you telling me this?
      

      Ninja(Olga):

             Do I need to repeat myself?
      

      Raiden:

             There’s no reason for me to believe any of this. You understand that?
      

      Ninja(Olga):

             Of course. But you also have no choice but to believe.
      

      Raiden:

             ...
      

      Ninja(Olga):

             Do you have any other leads?
      

      Raiden:

             ...where are the other hostages
      

      Ninja(Olga):

             (low chuckle –- seeing that Raiden has opted to search for Ames)
      

      To Enter the Ninja 4 polygon demo 3


      P036_04_P03 Enter the Ninja 4 polygon demo 3 Hostage room

      Situational briefing(hint) demo A long shot of the B1 core interior. The camera captures the hostages without closing the distance. Every hostage(m+f) is dressed in a black suit. Their expressions cannot be read due to the blindfolds. The dress and appearance are uniform throughout.

      Russian militia men (in Kevlar vests) patrol the room. Their outfits are identical to what Raiden will receive.

      Ninja(Olga):

             The hostages are being held in the conference hall – B1 conference
             hall in the Shell 1 core. You’ll find Ames there.
      

      Raiden:

             What does he look like?
      

      Ninja(Olga):

             We don’t know if it is indeed a “he”. I’ve never met this person
             either.
      

      Raiden:

             How am I supposed to look for someone without even a description?
      

      Ninja(Olga):

             Use your ears.
      

      Raiden:

             What’s that supposed to mean?
      

      Ninja(Olga):

             Ames has a pacemaker. You’ll be able to hear the machine sound in the
             heartbeat.
      

      Raiden:

             You expect me to walk up to these hostages and listen to everyone of
             their heartbeats?
      

      Ninja(Olga):

             The sound is too minute to detect unaided. You’d be captured
             immediately.
      

      Raiden:

             So what am I supposed to do?
      

      Ninja(Olga):

             Use the directional microphone.
      

      Ninja(Olga):

             There’s one somewhere in the core.
      

      F.O./F.I.

      To Enter the Ninja 5 polygon demo 4


      P036_05_P04 Enter the Ninja 5 polygon demo 4 1F, Strut E

      Ninja(Olga):

             Take this.
      

      The Ninja hands Raiden the Card 2. Remain in the First Person View as Raiden reaches out and receives Card 2. Raiden acquired Card 2.

      Ninja(Olga):

             This security card will unlock all level 2 security doors, including
             the one into the core.
      

      The Ninja’s voice changes to that of the DARPA chief in the previous title.

      Ninja(DARPA chief):

             It’s called a PAN card. It works together with your body’s own
             electronic field.
      

      Ninja(Olga):

             And watch yourself. The core is more heavily guarded than any other
             section of the Big Shell. You’ll get nowhere dressed like that.
      

      The Ninja stares pointedly at Raiden’s Skull Suit. Raiden looks down at it also, struck by the comment.

      Ninja(Olga):

             Try this instead.
      

      The Ninja tosses a suit of Russian military camo, complete with the vest to Raiden. Raiden catches it. Regular militiamen wear tiger-stripe urban camos, while the officers are dressed in brownish camouflages used in the Tanker Chapter.

      Raiden:

             One of the terrorists?
      

      To Enter the Ninja 6 Polygon demo 5


      P036_06_P05 Enter the Ninja 6 polygon demo 5 (NM disguise) Elevator hall, core section 1F

      Situational briefing(hint) demo(can be a movie) Elevator hall in the 1F of the core section. The camera is moving.

      Ninja(Olga):

             The surveillance camera won’t let you get in the elevator without the
             right uniform.
      

      Raiden:

             You want me to disguise myself?
      

      Ninja(Olga):

             Men assigned to the core and those on perimeter duty are given
             different colors to wear. Your new outfit will work in some areas,
             not others.
      

      The core guards wear the brownish camos from the Tanker Chapter, the plant perimeter sentries are dressed in urban camos.

      Ninja(Olga):

             The uniform alone won’t fool them either.
      

      Raiden:

             Your talking about weapons.
      

      Ninja(Olga):

             Right. You need an AK.
      

      Raiden:

             But I saw them carrying an AN-94.
      

      Show the difference in arms between regular soldiers and the officers.

      Ninja(Olga):

             All men assigned to the core section carry AK’s.
      

      Raiden:

             So without an AK-74u, someone will see right through me really
             quick...
      

      Ninja(Olga):

             You can take care of the weapon issue yourself.
      

      Ninja(Olga):

             One other thing--
      

      Raiden:

             There’s more?
      

      Ninja(Olga):

             You’ll also have to pass a retinal scan to get into the conference hall.
      

      To Enter the Ninja 7 polygon demo 6


      P036_07_P06 Enter the Ninja 7 polygon demo 6 (KF iris scan) B1 Core

      Iris scan security system in B1, of the core section. A soldier opens the door by looking into the scanner.

      Raiden:

             Biometrics. Crap.
      

      Ninja(Olga):

             Nothing by the real thing will suffice. Deception is not an option.
      

      To Enter the Ninja 8 Codec demo 2 (Ninja internal)


      P026_08_R02 Enter the Ninja 8 Codec demo 2 (Ninja internal) Codec screen

      Ninja(Olga):

             I suggest you hurry. They have the nuke on their side.
      

      Raiden:

             The nuke!? They have a nuclear weapon with WITH them?
      

      Ninja(Olga):

             You didn’t find their continuing presence here unusual? Even with the
             President as a hostage, this is an island -— they have no visible
             means of escape...
      

      Raiden:

             ...Even if they do have a nuke, the warhead is no good without an
             access code. The security lockout can’t be bypassed...
      

      Ninja(Olga):

             They don’t need to. They have the code.
      

      To Enter the Ninja 9 movie demo 1


      P026_08_R02 Enter the Ninja 9 movie demo 1 (The Black Case) Recall

      Ninja(Olga):

             You saw it too, I believe. The Navy man with half a handcuff. The
      

      other half of it is on the football, or The Black Case if you like. The nuclear button.

      A visual of Vamp darting away from the BC connecting bridge, carrying the President and the Black Case.

      Ninja(Olga):

             And now they have it.
      

      To Enter the Ninja 10 Codec demo 3


      P026_10_R03 Enter the Ninja 10 Codec demo 3 (Ninja internal) Codec screen

      Raiden:

             Why did they have to bring the football along? To a decontamination
             plant, of all places?
      

      Ninja(Olga):

             But they did have to. Because after all, the Big Shell is the
             farthest thing from a Cleanup plant there is.
      

      Raiden:

             What!?
      

      Ninja(Olga):

             Dead Cell didn’t have to bring a nuke along with them. It was right
             here to begin with. Nothing in this affair is what it seems...
      

      Raiden:

             A cover-up -– but why? For what?
      

      Ninja(Olga):

             For Metal Gear, that is housed here.
      

      To Enter the Ninja 11 polygon demo 7


      P036_11_P07 Enter the Ninja polygon demo 7 (NM RAY) Visuals of Metal Gear RAY

      Visuals of the RAY. Rotate the RAY from the Tanker Chapter for this demo, or use a movie. The model shows a ‘manned’ RAY; the mass-production model is still under wraps here.

      Raiden:

             Metal Gear!?
      

      Ninja(Olga):

             The very same. Bipedal nuclear capable vehicle of Shadow Moses
             infamy. This place is the R&D center for its newest incarnation.
      

      Raiden:

             What the heck is going on?
      

      Ninja(Olga):

             (cold chuckle)
      

      Ninja(Olga):

             Better ask Ames the rest.
      

      To Enter the Ninja 12 polygon demo 8


      P036_12_P08 Enter the Ninja 12 polygon demo 8 1F, Strut E

      Back to the 1F of Strut E. The Ninja hands Raiden a cellular phone.

      Raiden:

             What’s this for?
      

      Ninja(Olga):

             You might be glad you have it.
      

      Three patterns:

      Ninja(Olga):

             Keep the controller’s vibration function on.
      

      Ninja(Olga):

             Make sure the vibration is on.
      

      Ninja(Olga):

             Keep the vibration function activated.
      

      Raiden stares at the cell phone ( a current, therefore old, model)

      Raiden:

             What do I need a cell phone for?
      

      He looks up to find the Ninja gone. He looks around, but there is no trace of the Ninja. Raiden kneels down for a Codec CALL.

      F.O./F.I. To Enter the Ninja 13 Codec demo 4 (mandatory Colonel CALL)


      P036_13_R04 Enter the Ninja 13 Codec demo 4 (mandatory Colonel CALL) Codec screen

      Raiden:

             Colonel, who was that man just now?
      

      Colonel:

             He’s not one of ours.
      

      The lines echo those of Naomi’s from the previous title.

      Colonel:

             No – we have no one like that in our unit.
      

      Raiden:

             (disbelieving) He said the Big Shell was housing a new model of
             Metal Gear.
      

      Colonel:

             (trying to deflect him) First I’ve hear of it.
      

      Raiden:

             Colonel, what are you not telling me?
      

      Colonel:

             I’ve been completely open with you, Raiden. I’ve told you everything.
      

      Raiden:

             Is that everything you know -– or everything I need to know?
      

      Colonel:

             Snap out of it, Raiden!
      

      Raiden:

            ...
      

      Colonel:

             I’ll have the Metal Gear rumor looked into. You need to contact with
             this Ames.
      

      Raiden:

             So you believe that Ninja?
      

      Colonel:

             Since we have no leads on the President’s current, location, we have
             no other alternatives. Right now, collect as much data as you can,
             including anything on Metal Gear.
      

      Raiden:

             Are those my orders?
      

      Colonel:

             Yes they are. Disguise yourself as an enemy soldier and infiltrate
             the Shell 1 core.
      

      Raiden:

             ...Understood.
      

      To the game






      <Plant Chapter> From “Snake’s Body 1”

       To “Ames’ Death 2
      



      P037_01_R01 Snake’s body 1 Codec demo 1 (mandatory Rose CALL) Codec screen

      As Raiden enters the core in search of Ames, he receives a Codec CALL from Rose.

      Rose:

             Gotta minute, Jack?
      

      Raiden:

             Rose?
      

      Rose:

             I found some information on where Solid Snake is interred.
      

      Raiden:

             Great. Shoot.
      

      Rose:

             I’ve located the gave site.
      

      Raiden:

             And the body?
      

      Rose:

             Exhumed for DNA testing.
      

      Raiden:

             Well? Do you have the results?
      

      Rose:

             The right arm was missing, but there was no doubt that it was him.
             That body belongs to Solid Snake.
      

      Raiden, somewhat of a fan of Snake, is disappointed.

      Raiden:

             Hmm... So the head of the terrorist group must be --
      

      Rose:

             An imposter.
      

      Raiden:

             Right... (disappointment)
      

      Rose:

             You sound disappointed.
      

      Raiden:

             I guess —- I guess I was kind of hoping to meet the legend
             in the flesh.
      

      Rose:

             I get you. But it looks like he’s not behind this incident.
      

      Colonel:

             Raiden, the President needs you, I think.
      

      Colonel:

             Disguise yourself as enemy personnel and infiltrate the core section.
             Your priority is to contact Agent Ames.
      

      To the game.


      P038_01_S01 Iris scan 1 plot demo 1 Elevator hall, Shell 1 core B1

      Raiden enters the core dressed as an enemy militia man in search of Ames. He exits the elevator cautiously and moves out to the corridor. He senses other men ahead and once again ducks halfway into the elevator. A Gurlukovich militia man (sand Kevlar vest) is standing in front of the conference hall door, leaning in to have his iris scanned by a biometrics sensor (monitor) installed on the wall. Once the sensor has captured the pattern of the man’s iris and matched it to a database entry, a computerized voice announced the result.

      Computer:

             Retinal pattern recognized. You are cleared to enter.
      

      Once the announcement has been made, the door(sliding) is unlocked. The man walks inside.

      To the game

      If Raiden has himself scanned:

      Computer:

             Retinal pattern is not recognized.
      

      If he drags an enemy militia man to the scanner

      --the soldier is dead—-

      Computer:

             Retinal pattern cannot be scanned.
      

      --the soldier is unconscious or asleep—-

      Computer:

             Retinal pattern cannot be scanned. Please open your eyes.
      


      P039_01_P01 Hostage room infiltration 1 polygon demo 1 (MC) Shell 1 B1 Conference Hall

      Raiden infiltrates the conference hall located in B1, the Shell 1 Core, dressed as an enemy militia man. His objective is to make contact with Ames, who is a prisoner inside the room. Raiden is dressed in a Gurlukovich militia uniform. He enters the conference hall, his blue eyes staring out of the ski mask eye holes. He looks down to the floor below and sees the mass of hostages. The view gives the users a basic grasp of the size and layout of the space, as well as the number and general state of the hostages. However, there is no way to tell where Ames is.

      To the game


      P040_01_P01 Ames discovery 1 polygon demo 1 (MC) Conference Hall, Shell 1 B1

      Raiden, disguised as an enemy soldier, looks for Ames in a conference hall full of hostages. When Raiden places the directional microphone on one man’s chest, he hears a high-pitched electronic tone from the pacemaker. He looks at the man again, and puts away the microphone in favor of the AK.

      Raiden:

             You must be Ames.
      

      Ames cocks his head, unsure of the speaker’s intent. He can clearly hear, if not see. Raiden lowers his voice further, wary of being unmasked.

      Raiden:

             Keep still and listen to me.
      

      He moves his face closer to the man’s ear.

      Raiden:

             I’m not a terrorist. I got in here using one of their uniforms.
      

      The man is clearly still on guard, half-doubtful.

      Raiden:

             I’m taking off the tape. Stay quiet.
      

      The man nods slightly, and Raiden removes the tape across his mouth. The man takes deep, greedy gulps of air.

      Man:

             Who told you about me?
      

      Raiden:

             An informer calling himself Mr. X, dressed like a Ninja.
      

      Man:

             I see. (that it’s not a trap)
      

      Upon hearing the code word Mr. X, the man relaxes.

      Man:

             Take this thing off me, will you...
      

      Raiden removes the blindfold. The man looks at Raiden, eyes narrowed against the sudden brightness.

      Man:

             I’m Richard Ames.
      

      Raiden:

             Secret Service.
      

      Ames:

             No —- I was sent in by the La-Li-Lu-Le-Lo, just like you.
      

      Raiden:

             What? (confused)
      

      AV control room, northern block of the conference hall

      Change scene to the communication control studio on the north side of the hall. Ocelot sits there, intently monitoring the conversation between Raiden and Ames with the help of a surveillance camera/mike. Solidus and Olga have yet to arrive in the studio.

      Conference Hall, Shell 1 B1

      Back to Raiden and Ames

      Ames:

             You’re here to find out where the President is.
      

      Ames:

             We have little time , so I’ll be brief. How about switching to
             nanomachines first?
      

      Raiden:

             Nanomachine communication?
      

      Ames:

             Right. Silence beats talk when it comes to safety.
      

      AV control room, northern block of the conference hall.

      Back to the communication control studio on the Northern side of the hall. The incoming visuals remain the same, but the voices have ceased. Raiden and Ames stand regarding each other, but their lips are not moving.

      Ocelot:

             (!)
      

      Ocelot clicks his tongue in impatience, deprived of a chance to eavesdrop.

      To Ames discovery 2 Codec demo 1 (Ames internal)


      P040_02_R02 Ames discovery 2 Codec demo 1 (Ames internal) Codec screen

      Ames:

             Are you on?
      

      Raiden:

             Right here.
      

      The President had allied himself with Solidus and launched a campaign of attack against the ‘Patriots’. He was betrayed and is now a prisoner. Ames was originally sent in as a spy after the Patriots sensed the President’s intent.

      Raiden:

             Do you really know where the President is?
      

      Ames:

             Almost certainly. He was moved to the first floor of Shell 2’s core
             section.
      

      Raiden:

             The first floor, the core of Shell 2...(a repetition for the user’s
             benefit)
      

      Raiden:

             Is he still there?
      

      Ames:

             I don’t know. I can’t get a response. The President is in a
             reinforced room designed to block out all signals. (More later)
      

      Raiden:

             You don’t think he’s been – like the other hostages...(killed)?
      

      Ames:

             ?
      

      Raiden:

             A hostage was killed in retaliation after the SEAL Team 10 disasters,
             remember?
      

      Ames:

             What are you talking about?
      

      Raiden:

             ...? (More evidence of the Colonel’s lies)
      

      Ames:

             Regardless of what they do to the other hostages, they won’t touch
             the President.
      

      Raiden:

             What makes you so sure?
      

      Ames:

             The case.
      

      Raiden:

             You mean the nuclear button they took?
      

      Ames:

             Right. And the case won’t do anything by itself.
      

      Ames:

             That case may be the single most advanced example of a weapons
             failsafe system. The password is nothing less than the physiological
             data of the U.S. President.
      

      Raiden:

             Physiological data?
      

      Ames:

             The President’s own vital signs -– heartbeat, brainwave pattern,
             blood pressure and so on – are constantly monitored and relayed by
             his internal nanomachines. This information along with the DNA
             pattern serve as a biometric password, unbreakable even by the latest
             parallel processor super computers.
      

      Ames:

             The password entry itself cannot be performed unless brainwave
             patterns and heartbeats fall within normal parameters, rendering
             chemical and other forms of coercion impractical. In other words, the
             log in must be made of the President’s own free will.
      

      Ames:

             As a failsafe, the input must also be reconfirmed hourly, even after
             the initial login. If a valid confirmation is not forthcoming, the
             system will automatically cancel the login.
      

      Raiden:

             And that’s why they can’t harm the President...
      

      Ames:

             -- at least until the bird flies.
      

      Raiden:

             Is there really a new model of Metal Gear here?
      

      Ames:

             Absolutely. The Black Case serves as the launch key to the Metal Gear
             as well.
      

      Raiden:

             Why would they hide a Metal Gear in an offensive plant?
      

      Ames:

             ? (Hint of suspicion –- any ally of the Patriots should know this
             already) haven’t they told you anything?
      

      Raiden:

             ...
      

      Ames:

             The entire thing was planned –- the oil spill, the tanker accident
             that caused it, everything. The Big Shell was built specifically for
             the development of a new Metal Gear model. The inspection tour was to
             check its progress...
      

      Raiden:

             (his suspicions have been confirmed; Angry, full of questions) What’s
             going on around here...
      

      Ames:

             Wait!
      

      To Ames discovery 3 polygon demo 2


      P040_03_P02 Ames discovery 3 polygon demo 2 (MC) Conference Hall, Shell 1 B1

      Back to the conference hall. Solidus (figure wearing a coat) walks into the studio. Raiden and Ames are still communicating internally, and their lips are closed.

      Ames:

             Here comes Snake.
      

      Ames indicates the studio with a look. The etched glass makes it difficult to see in.

      Raiden:

             That’s him?
      

      The silhouette is not unlike that of Snake. Ocelot closes the blinds on the window once Solidus is in the room, shutting it out of outside view.

      Ames:

             Use the microphone to listen in.
      

      To Ames discovery 4 interactive first-person demo 1


      P040_04_I04 Ames discovery 4 interactive first-person demo 1 Conference Hall, Sell 1 B1

      Raiden listens in on Solidus and the others using the directional mic. Automatically switch to first-person screen, with the mic in one hand. Pan the perspective with the right, left, up, down arrows. The volume of Solidus conversation changes with the direction of the mic; even with the mic turned completely off, the conversation is somewhat audible. No other keystrokes will work for the duration of the demo, much like in the torture sequences in the previous title. If the mic is pointed in the wrong direction, the user will miss hearing the dialogue below. Solidus’ and Ocelot’s respective positions accurately represented by means of voice volumes. This serves to increase the immersiveness of ‘listening in’ for the player. The subtitle readability(alpha brightness) should match the volume; lower the volume, the lighter the subtitle. Pointing the mic at Ocelot will result in his voice being louder. When Olga enters the room, the panning from left to right grows considerably. As a result, the user is forced to move the mic depending on who is speaking. If the mic is pointed in a completely wrong direction during this time, Ames’ lines become audible. Point the mic at Ames, and the volume grows louder.

      Ames:

             Make sure you catch their conversation! Point the microphone at them!
      

      Ames:

             Point the mic in their direction.
      

      Ames:

             Point the microphone at them.
      

      Ames:

             Can you hear anything like that?
      

      Ames:

             Where are you pointing that thing?
      

      Ames:

             Not this way. Point it at them.
      

      Pause the dialogue inside of the studio during this time. Because of the blinds, the inside of the studio is not visible.

      Ocelot:

             King --
      

      He calls Soildus ‘King’.

      Ocelot:

             Fatman is dead.
      

      Solidus seems unmoved. He is still only a silhouette, his expression in the shadows.

      Solidus:

             It doesn’t matter. Saved us the trouble of getting rid of him
             ourselves?
      

      Ocelot:

             Why did he betray us?
      

      Solidus:

             Who knows? They’ve a band of lunatics to begin with. Nothing they do
             should come as a surprise.
      

      Ocelot:

             I’ll have his background rechecked, just in case.
      

      Solidus:

             ...You think he was working for them(‘Patriots’)?
      

      Ocelot:

             We can’t discount the possibility. Especially with that intruder
             still at large.
      

      Solidus:

             Yes... the man in the Sneaking Suit.
      

      Ocelot:

             You know more about those suits than I do.
      

      Solidus:

             But FOXHOUND was disbanded 4 years ago. So it must be the Patriots.
      

      The word ‘Patriots’ finally makes an appearance.

      Solidus:

             What about the damage to Shell 2?
      

      Ocelot:

             The circulation system for the contaminated water has been damaged.
             The water being drawn in is overflowing, and the lower block of the
             central core is flooding.
      

      Solidus:

             Seal the connecting pathways between Shells 1 + 2.
      

      Ocelot:

             The Semtex and IR sensors are already in place.
      

      Solidus:

             Any effect on –- it? (reference to the new Metal Gear = Arsenal Gear)
      

      Ocelot:

             No.
      

      Solidus:

             What bout the President?
      

      Ocelot:

             The password entry has already been made to the Black Case. In one
             hour, we’ll need a confirmation from him. His work is done after
             that.
      

      Solidus:

             Make sure you keep him alive until then (as to impress the fact on
             him once again).
      

      Ocelot:

             Yes, I know.
      

      Solidus:

             What about the unit’s activation? (reference to AG)
      

      Ocelot:

             Almost complete. The code has already been entered. All we need now
             is for the girl to start the system.
      

      Solidus:

             The usual method, I assume?
      

      Ocelot:

             No –- the drugs(artificially synthesized phenolbaribtol) took care of
             everything...
      

      Solidus:

             Hmm...
      

      Solidus turns his back on Ocelot and says reflectively:

      Solidus:

             Only a dew more steps to Outer Heaven...
      

      Olga opens the doors and walks in (sound). Olga is also just a silhouette, but the reader should be able to identify her because of their former encounter with her.

      Olga:

             What is that cyborg Ninja, Shalashaska(Ocelot)?
      

      Ocelot:

             I cannot even guess...
      

      Olga:

             What about you (to Solidus)?
      

      Solidus:

             I’m having that matter looked into.
      

      Ocelot:

             Olga! Don’t cast suspicion where it isn’t due!
      

      Olga:

             Where it isn’t due? When you watched my father die and did nothing.
      

      Ocelot:

             It’s been two years, Olga. Let it go.
      

      Olga says sarcastically to Ocelot:

      Olga:

             I read the case file for Shadow Moses, by the way.
      

      Ocelot:

             Olga, how could you suspect me?
      

      Olga:

             I know that the Ninja’s not one of MY men.
      

      Ocelot:

             How meaningful you make that sound. If Sergei were still alive--
      

      Olga:

             If the old man were still alive, I wouldn’t need to take orders from
             you.
      

      Ocelot:

             Olga, Sergei was my best friend... (as though starting an old story)
      

      Olga jabs her gun against Ocelot.

      Olga:

             If you sell us out – I’ll kill you myself.
      

      Ocelot pulls his own gun with his left hand and pushes the barrel against her chest.

      Ocelot:

             Listen, daughter of Sergei. Don’t ever let me see your gun pointed at
             me again.
      

      Olga puts her gun away.

      Olga:

             If you wish. I’ll put a bullet in your back instead.
      

      Ocelot twirls his gun and returns it to the holster.

      Ocelot:

             (Sniff)
      

      Solidus:

             Stop this infighting!
      

      Solidus:

             I took you both in when no one else would.
      

      Solidus:

             You think any government would have you as irregulars in this
             political climate? The worst kind of wetworks, maybe. But that’s even
             doubtful.
      

      He talks soothingly to Ocelot and Olga.

      Solidus:

             I’d recommend against switching camps –- you’ve nowhere left to go.
      

      Ocelot looks down in assent.

      Olga:

             (hiss)
      

      She leaves the room

      During the conversation, Ocelot’s right arm starts to move convulsively, and points the barrel of his gun straight at his own temple.

      Ocelot:

             U-urgh!!
      

      Solidus:

             It’s happening again?
      

      Ocelot:

             This damn right arm –- Liquid!
      

      Ocelot tries to restrain the runaway arm in vain. During the fit, 2 distinct heartbeats can be heard from Ocelot. One belongs to Liquid. Most users will not understand what is going on from just the sound and the voices, but veterans of the Tanker Chapter should recognize the fit.

      Ocelot:

             It’s almost as if it’s having it’s revenge --!!
      

      Solidus:

             How much do you think we spent on that arm in Cyan. The best
             transplant surgery team in the world --
      

      Ocelot:

             I never trust a Frenchman.
      

      Ocelot injects tranquillizer into his won arm (sound of injection) and manages to bring it under control. The hiss of hypodermic injection.

      Ocelot:

             There’s something going on. The incidents are becoming more
             frequent... Maybe that man’s presence... (flag of Snake’s ****)
      

      Solidus:

             Ocelot, I’ll leave this place in your hands. I have the intruder to
             take care of.
      

      Ocelot:

             Yes, King.
      

      To Ames discovery 5 polygon demo 3


      P040_05_P03 Ames discovery 5 polygon demo 3 (MC+KF) Conference Hall, Shell 1 B1

      Raiden puts his directional microphone down and asks Ames:

      Raiden:

             Is that really  -- Solid Snake?
      

      Ames:

             That’s what he claims.
      

      Raiden:

             I thought Snake was dead.
      

      Ames:

             Solid Snake did die. But he’s also here in the Shell. Either he
             survived or there are two of them...
      

      Raiden:

             Two of them?
      

      Ames:

             And that’s impossible.
      

      Face the booth where Solidus and the others are.

      To Ames discovery 6 Codec demo 2 (Ames internal)


      P040_06_R02 Ames discovery 6 Codec demo 2 (Ames internal) Codec screen

      Raiden and Ames on the Codec screen

      Ames:

             Anyway, what did you manage to catch?
      

      Raiden:

             They said the password input was complete...
      

      Ames:

             I though so...
      

      Raiden:

             You said the password entry into the Black Case had to be made by the
             President willingly.
      

      Ames:

             That’s right.
      

      Raiden:

             So this means the President is cooperating with them?
      

      Ames:

             It would have to be, yes.
      

      Raiden:

             Why?
      

      Ames:

             Probably tired of being a puppet. But it wasn’t a smart move to
             betray us...
      

      Raiden:

             ...a puppet?
      

      Ames:

             We’re running out of time. They WILL fire a nuke. You know what you
             need to do(= kill the President) before then. (Ames believes Raiden
             to be an assassin that the Patriots sent in to clean up the
             situation.)
      

      Raiden:

             Fire the nuke? But it’s nowhere close to the ransom deadline.
      

      Ames:

             Ransom?
      

      Raiden:

             Thirty billion dollars in cash?
      

      Ames:

             What are you babbling about? The nuclear strike is not a threat –-
             it’s been the objective all along!
      

      Raiden:

             They plan to slaughter millions of people!?
      

      Ames:

             No –- a high altitude detonation. You’ve heard of the Compton Effect?
      

      Raiden:

             Total disruption of electronic equipment by EMMA pulse.
      

      Ames:

             Textbook answer. Well, when an average nuclear warhead goes off
             within the atmosphere, the result is an electromagnetic pulse of up
             to 50 billion megawatts. The EMMA field can reach tens of thousands
             of volts per meter, and most electronic equipment will be toast in an
             instant. And this is what they plan to do over Manhattan.
      

      Raiden:

             The New York Stock Exchange...
      

      Ames:

             -- will suffer the same fate.
      

      Raiden:

             If one of the key movers of world economy stops functioning, it could
             mean the beginning of a global depression. Black Monday will look
             like a picnic in comparison.
      

      Ames:

             But that isn’t their aim. What they plan to do is to ‘liberate’
             Manhattan, pull it offline, and turn it into some kind of republic.
      

      Ames:

             Hence ‘Sons of Liberty’, I suppose.
      

      Raiden:

             ‘Sons of Liberty’...?
      

      Ocelot is about to leave the studio. Ames grows anxious.

      Ames:

             Damn, ocelot is coming! I’m going offline.
      

      To Ames discovery 7 polygon demo 4 (MC)


      P040_07_P04 Ames discovery 7 polygon demo 4 (MC) Conference Hall, Shell 1 B1

      Ames grows anxious at the sight of Ocelot leaving the studio.

      Ames:

             Search my right pocket. Hurry!
      

      Raiden searched the pocket, and finds a security card.

      Ames:

             It’s a security card. You’ll be able to unlock doors up to Level 3
             security. Use it to get to Shell 2.
      

      Raiden puts away Card 3.

      Ames:

             Take care of the President before they launch the Nuke!
      

      Card 3 received (Ames’ card)

      The President’s holding room and Card 3 (The door onto the Shell 2 connecting bridge)

      Ocelot exits the studio and starts walking towards them. Ames sees him, and warns Raiden:

      Ames:

             He’s coming here! Pick up your AK!
      

      To Ames discovery 8 game 1


      P040_08_G01 Ames discovery 8 game 1 Conference Hall, Shell 1 B1

      Real-time game. The player must switch the mic for the AK before Ocelot arrives. Change to the first person view. The perspective can pan, but the user cannot move away from the spot. If Raiden fails to switch to the AK before Ocelot arrives, Raiden will be unmasked and the game is over.

      Ocelot:

             Who are you?
      

      A soldier comes running at Ocelot’s voice.

      Enemy Soldier:

             Show your face!
      

      Attacking Ocelot or trying to run will likewise result in a game over. When Ocelot is near, another demo will launch.

      To Ames discovery 9 polygon demo 5


      P040_09_P05 Ames discovery 9 polygon demo 5 (MC) Conference Hall, Shell 1 B1

      Ames has already been relieved of his blindfold and gag(tape). Raiden moves slightly away from Ames, keeping his eyes on Ocelot and the militia man.

      Ocelot:

             What do you think you’re doing?
      

      Ames speaks up to cover Raiden:

      Ames:

             I asked him to remove these. I’m ill, you see.
      

      Ocelot knows Ames is lying.

      Ocelot:

             I always knew that the DIA turned out second-rate liars.
      

      Ames:

             W-what are you talking about?
      

      Ames tries to bluff.

      Ocelot:

             No need for denials. We know what you are –- Colonel Ames.
      

      Ames stands frozen (having believed his cover story to be foolproof). He does not know that Ocelot is also allied with the Patriots. Ocelot pulls his revolver out. Raiden is faced with a dilemma.

      Ocelot:

             They (Patriots) knew that the President was planning to betray them.
             So they sent you in to keep tabs on him, am I right?
      

      Ames:

             You --!
      

      Ocelot:

             Sorry, Colonel. You failed to carry out your duties.
      

      Ames with nothing to lose, says aggressively:

      Ames:

             You’ll never escape the La-Li-Lu-Le-Lo –
      

      Ocelot twirls the revolver in his left hand.

      Ocelot:

             Is that so?
      

      Ocelot points the revolver at Ames, but before he can pull the trigger, Ames starts to claw at his chest in agony. Raiden moves a few steps away from Ames. His convulsions, as well as the scene in general, is very like the DARPA chief’s death scene in the last game.

      Ocelot is taken aback.

      Ocelot:

             What the --?
      

      Ames turns to Raiden (Russian soldier) and manages to gasp out:

      Ames:

             Y-you tricked me...
      

      Ames turns to Ocelot agonizingly and utters his last words:

      Ames:

             I understand now --  Ocelot... you’re --
      

      Meaning, “you’re one of us”. Ames dies. The cause of the death is a heart attack brought on by nanomachine-induced pacemaker malfunction. (A calculated act by the Patriots). Raiden stands by, stunned. He moves in closer to try to help. Ocelot notices the unusual behavior and rakes Raiden from head to toe with his gaze. Only Raiden’s deep blue eyes are visible, through the ski mask’s eye slit.

      Ocelot:

             You -– which team are you with?
      

      Raiden:

             ...
      

      Ocelot:

             Show your face!
      

      The militia man steps up to Raiden and aims his weapon.

      Ocelot:

             You know who he is?
      

      The man, his gun still aimed at Raiden, replies:

      Enemy Soldier:

             No. He’s not one of mine.
      

      Raiden stays still.

      Ocelot:

             Identify yourself!
      

      Ocelot pulls off the ski mask, and Raiden’s blonde hair falls out. The ski mask dangles from Ocelot’s hand.

      Ocelot:

             Hm, we meet at last...
      

      Ocelot points the revolver at Raiden’s brow. Raiden stares ahead stoically, resignation in his eyes. But, suddenly, the Ninja materializes overhead. The Ninja’s sword is almost on Ocelot’s left arm before the latter manages to swing it out of the way. The Ninja stands in front of Raiden. The militia man fires a burst at the Ninja with his AK, but the Ninja’s blade deflects the bullets. The rounds ricochet away, and several of them find the hostages. The cry of the hostages. Ocelot restrains the soldiers.

      Hostage A:

             (Scream muffled by the gag)!
      

      Hostage B:

             (Scream muffled by the gag)!
      

      Hostage C:

             (Scream muffled by the gag)!
      

      Hostage D:

             (Scream muffled by the gag)!
      

      Ocelot:

             Hold your fire! We need the hostages alive!
      

      Then men stop firing.

      Ninja(Olga):

             Hurry! Get away!
      

      The Ninja moves forward.

      Ocelot:

             You? But you died!?
      

      Ocelot retreats. An assault team, in the meantime is rushing out of the 1F glassed room (in the back). Raiden runes up the stairs and heads for the security door. The soldiers aim for Raiden and fire. The ninja leaps up to the second floor and moves into position in front of the door.

      Ninja(Olga):

             Leave this to me!
      

      Raiden manages to clear the door and enters the corridor.

      To the game.


      P041_01_G01 After Ames’ death 1 game 1 Corridor, Shell 1 Core, B1

      Raiden saved by the Ninja, makes his way to the B1 corridor. Since he had already been spotted, he cannot reenter the hostage room, and has no choice but to go to another floor using the elevator.. Once out in the corridor, the general alert regarding Raiden’s presence can be heard on the P.A. system. For some reason, there is no mention of the Ninja.

      P.A.:

             We have an intruder in Shell 1! All personnel, we are on red alert!
      

      P.A.:

             Begin Caution Mode protocol. Search every section of the structure!
      

      P.A.:

             The intruder may be dressed in our own colors. Face check all
             personnel encountered!
      

      P.A.:

             I repeat –-
      

      To Ames’ death 2 Codec demo 1 (mandatory Colonel CALL)


      P041_02_R01 Ames’ death 2 Codec demo 1 (mandatory Colonel CALL) Codec screen

      Raiden:

             Colonel, Ames is dead. Looked like a heart attack.
      

      Colonel:

             Hm, that’s unfortunate. However, we do at last know where the
             President is.
      

      Raiden:

             ...(suspicious) So there really is a new type of Metal Gear in this
             place --?
      

      Colonel:

             Apparently. We’re still looking into it...
      

      Raiden:

             I’ve also been told that the nuclear strike was what the terrorists
             were after from the start. NOT the thirty billion dollars!
      

      Colonel:

      Raiden:

             Colonel! What are you keeping from me!
      

      Colonel:

             (flaring up) I am not keeping back anything! It’s not as though I’m
             told all the facts either!
      

      Raiden:

             ...
      

      Colonel:

             I’m pulling in all the favors I can to look into all this. Just be a
             little patient.
      

      Colonel:

             Our priority should be with the President right now. We can take it
             that they’ve completed the password entry and are preparing Metal
             Gear for nuclear strike. Get to the President as soon as possible.
      

      Raiden:

             But the President is cooperating with them --
      

      Colonel:

             According to Ames, yes. But it’s also true that they’re about to get
             rid of the President. There’s something else going on here, and the
             President may be able to tell you what it is when you see him in
             person.
      

      Raiden:

             ...(Might use “What...?” instead.)
      

      Colonel:

             Once they get the confirmation for the nuclear launch, they’ll do it.
             You need to rescue the President before then.
      

      Raiden:

             ...
      

      Rose:

             Jack, I agree with the Colonel. You need to protect the President for
             now.
      

      Raiden:

             All right...
      

      To the game. [...] <Plant Chapter>

         From “Destruction of Power source”
           To “The President 12”
      


      P048_01_P01 Destruction of the power source panel 1 polygon demo 1 (MC) Air purification maintenance room

      To rescue the President, Raiden heads for the core of Shell 2. The President is imprisoned in a room that is surrounded by a floor wired to release high- voltage electricity. Using a remote-controlled missile, Raiden must destroy a circuit breaker to cut the electricity and gain access to the President’s room.

      To the game


      P049_01_P01 The President 1 polygon demo 1(MC)

      After destroying the circuit breaker with the remote-controlled missile, Raiden manages to steal his way into the Air Purification Maintenance Room of Shell 2’s Central Building where the President is being held.

      Air Purification Maintenance Room

      Raiden enters the room. Although he’s had a chance to check out the room with the remote-controlled missile, he proceeds cautiously with SOCOM drawn. After walking through the first small room, the President approaches him. Smoke is still drifting from the destroyed circuit breaker beyond him. Raiden recognizes the President -– he’s seen him on television –- and puts his gun away. He faces the 44th President of the United States of America, James Johnson.

      Raiden:

             President Johnson...
      

      Recognizing Raiden’s equipment, the President abandons all hope.

      President:

             So you’re finally here... (He believes that an underling has been
             sent by the Patriots to kill him for his betrayal)
      

      Raiden:

             You’ve been expecting me?
      

      President:

             Your equipment –- that Skull Suit isn’t exactly standard military
             issue.
      

      Raiden:

             ...Are you all right, sir?
      

      Raiden checks the President for injuries, but doesn’t find anything wrong. The President questions Raiden’s concern.

      President:

             Is this some kind of sick joke?
      

      Raiden:

             ?
      

      President:

             I thought you came here to kill me...
      

      Raiden:

             ?
      

      The President approaches Raiden.

      President:

             I’m prepared to face the consequences of my betrayal.
      

      Raiden:

             What are you!?
      

      President:

             ...(Thinking)
      

      The President pulls Raiden up close. Raiden is surprised by the President’s sudden intimacy. The President reaches between Raiden’s legs.

      Raiden:

             What the --!
      

      President:

             You’re... a man...? (it’s not that woman)
      

      The President pulls his hand back. He realizes that Raiden is not a member/ninja of the Patriots.

      President:

             Hmph. Well, who are you?
      

      Raiden:

             FOXHOUND, sir. (Raiden unquestioningly replies to the President)
      

      President:

             FOXHOUND? (thinks for a moment)
      

      Nodding to himself, the President turns and walks away from Raiden.

      President:

             I see. Now things are starting to make a little sense... (sneers at
             himself with despair and abandon)
      

      The President stops to consider the situation and realizes that this is part of the S3 Plan. He had thought he’d betrayed the Patriots on his own volition. But it turns out that he was being manipulated. Losing all hope, he turns and faces Raiden.

      President:

             Switch over to nanocommunication so nobody can listen in.
      

      Raiden:

             Yes, sir.
      

      To The President 2 Codec demo 1 (President internal)


      P049_02_R01 The President 2 Codec demo 1 (President internal) Codec screen

      Raiden:

             Do you read me, sir?
      

      President:

             Uh... yes. (he’s not used to the Codec)
      

      Raiden:

             Mr. President, it’s my understanding that the terrorists have managed
             to input the code sequence necessary for launching a nuclear strike.
      

      President:

             That’s correct. (readily acknowledges the fact) I punched the
             sequence in myself.
      

      Raiden:

             You’re working for them?
      

      President:

             If you asked me two hours ago; my answer would have been yes. Right
             now, they’re keeping me alive until my vital signs are confirmed.
      

      Raiden:

             They betrayed you?
      

      President:

             I wouldn’t quite put it that way. We had a conflict of ideals... and
             I lost. I wanted power. They sought destruction
      

      Raiden:

             Ideals? What kind of ideals can justify terrorism!? (denies ideals)
      

      President:

             Any movement is driven by an ideal --
      

      Raiden:

             (not understanding) But then why stoop to terrorism!? (The President
             of all people being involved in terrorism!)
      

      President:

             I wanted absolute power.
      

      Raiden:

             But you’re the President –- you have power...
      

      President:

             No. I’m just a figurehead.
      

      Raiden:

             ?
      

      President:

             I don’t have any control. The real power is in the Patriots’ hands.
      

      Raiden:

             The Patriots...?
      

      President:

             The truth behind this country...
      

      To President 3 movie demo 1


      P049_03_M01 The President 3 movie demo 1 (White House, etc.) Actual footage

      Actual footage... White House / Pentagon aerial shots etc.

      President:

             I’m not surprised you’ve never heard of them. Very few are aware of
             their existence, even among those with codeword clearance.
      

      Raiden:

             ?
      

      President:

             Politics, the military, the economy – they control it all. They even
             choose who becomes President.
      

      President:

             Putting it simply, the Patriots rule this country.
      

      Raiden:

             No... (unbelievable! Is this guy okay?)
      

      Actual footage... The American flag.

      President:

             (self-depreciatingly) Hm. Hard to believe, isn’t it? But it’s
             the truth.
      

      President:

             The Space Defense, income tax reduction and the National Missile
             Defense (NMD) programs -– every policy that’s been credited to me was
             actually done according to their instructions.
      

      Raiden:

             Space Defense was initiated by Congress...
      

      President:

             That’s what the Patriots want to the country to believe...
      

      President:

             It’s all a show. ‘Democracy’ is just a filler for textbooks!
      

      President:

             Think about it! Do you actually believe that public opinion
             influences
      

      Raiden:

             ...No.
      

      President:

             This country is shaped and controlled as the Patriots see fit. The
             people are shown what they want to believe. What you call government
             is actually a well-staged production aimed at satisfying the public!
      

      Raiden:

             ...
      

      President:

             Don’t look at me like that –- I’m legally sane, you know.
      

      Raiden:

             It’s not your sanity that worries me...
      

      To the President 4 movie demo 2


      P049_04_M02 The President 4 movie demo 2(MC) Actual footage Silhouette of the Twelve Elders/The Inner Circle...

      President:

             The Patriots -– even I don’t know who the actual members are. Are
             they financial, political, or military leaders? No one knows who the
             Patriots really are. Even my instructions come from a cut-out.
      

      President:

             All I’ve been told is that every key decision is made by a group of
             twelve men known as the Wiseman’s Committee.
      

      Raiden:

             (Incredulous) Your Office...? The White House...?
      

      President:

             Merely puppets. Pawns in a game.
      

      President:

             By pledging my loyalty, an insignificant son of a senator was awarded
             the Presidency. Of course, that wasn’t the only price I had to pay.
      

      Raiden:

             What do you mean?
      

      President:

             (ignores the question) Even if a pawn becomes a queen, it is still
             just a playing piece.
      

      President:

             I wanted to leave my own mark in history. But my ambitions were
             (used)... (Although the President attempted to betray the Patriots,
             he unknowingly contributed to the S3 plan)
      

      Raiden:

             ...?
      

      President:

             (Self-depreciatingly) You’ll understand some day...
      

      Go to The President 5 Codec demo 2 (President internal)


      P049_05_R02 The President 5 Codec demo 2(President internal) Codec screen

      President:

             I wished to be a member of the Patriots. I wanted to wield the power
             of a king, instead of being an expendable pawn...
      

      Raiden:

             And that justifies acts of terrorism?
      

      President:

             Yes. I’d intended to use the New Metal Gear as a bargaining chip...
      

      Raiden:

             Bargaining chip?
      

      President:

             But I underestimated Solidus -— he actually wants to challenge the
             Patriots -– even if it means the destruction of the world.
      

      Raiden:

             What are you saying?
      

      President:

             Whether you believe it or not, the balance of power rests in the
             hands of the Patriots.
      

      President:

             They regulate the country’s carious interests through controlled
             presentation, staging a ‘drama’ that is palatable to the general
             masses. Can you imagine what would happen if they ceased to function?
      

      Raiden:

             ?
      

      President:

             Picture a massive political vacuum, a space that every power-monger
             will try to fill for their own greedy ends. I’m talking about an
             unregulated power struggle – panic, civil war, ...chaos.
      

      President:

             Like it or not -– the Patriots is an organization that must continue
             to exist.
      

      Raiden:

             (Ironic... coming from a President involved in global terrorism) So
             you changed your mind because you wanted to avoid global chaos?
      

      President:

             Exactly. When I told Solidus I wished to prevent disaster, he replied
             that pawns can never become players (expressed with self-regret and a
             little envy)
      

      Raiden:

             And who is this... Solidus?
      

      Go to The President 6 movie demo 3


      P049_06_M03 The President 6 movie demo 3 Actual footage

      A depiction of Solidus during his Presidential term.

      President:

             My predecessor... The 43rd President, George Sears. That was the name
             the public came to know him by. I knew him by his codename,
             ‘Solidus Snake’.
      

      President:

             He was the third Snake, preceded by Solid and Liquid... a survivor
             of the ‘Les Enfants Terribles’ project. Neither Solid nor Liquid, he
             was a well-balanced masterpiece that the Patriots saw fit to entrust
             with the Presidency.
      

      President:

             However, he fell out of grace with the organization four years ago
             when, acting on his own, he started an incident.
      

      Raiden:

             Four years ago... Shadow Moses?
      

      Go to The President 7 movie demo 4 (previous game footage)


      P049_07_M04 The President 7 movie demo 4 (previous game footage) Movie Previous game screen (polygon demo) footage Footage -— edited from previous game screen (polygon demo)

      President:

             That’s right. At the time, the DARPA chief, Donald Anderson –
             together with certain influential parties – initiated the development
             of Metal Gear REX and an advanced nuclear warhead. However, this did
             not fall in line wit the Patriots plans. What’s more, Solidus decided
             on his own to send his most trusted man, Ocelot, to provoke Liquid
             Snake, bringing about the said incident.
      

      President:

             As a result, he succeeded in obtaining REX and data on the warhead.
             But in doing so, he ended up revealing the existence of both REX and
             the Genome army – a blunder that earned him the wrath of
             the Patriots.
      

      President:

             Shortly thereafter, Solidus was removed from the Presidential Office.
      

      Go to The President 8 Codec demo 3 (President internal)


      P049_08_R03 The President 8 Codec demo 3 (President internal) Codec screen

      Raiden:

             I thought he resigned... general.
      

      President:

             That’s the story given to the public. Following his ‘resignation’,
             the Patriots selected me –- their new pawn, for the Presidency.
      

      Raiden:

             But that would mean that the Presidential race was --
      

      President:

             That was quite a show, wasn’t it? It was a well-scripted drama staged
             by the Patriots for the benefit of the public. Even the Democrats and
             Republicans were dancing to the Patriots’ tune.
      

      President:

             ...Everything went according to plan, but for one exception...
      

      Raiden:

             ?
      

      President:

             Following his resignation, Solidus’ health was scheduled to fail him,
             bringing about his untimely death.
      

      Raiden:

             Capped...? (Drags any semblance of respect)
      

      President:

             Correct. But before the Patriots could execute their plots, Solidus
             went underground with the help of Ocelot. As he avoided pursuit,
             Solidus gained control of Dead Cell, winning over Colonel
             Gurlukovich’s outfit. From there, he bided his time, knowing that his
             opportunity would soon arrive...
      

      Raiden:

             What opportunity?
      

      President:

             The completion of the new Metal Gear project – an opportunity that
             would even his odds against the Patriots.
      

      President:

             By stealing the Patriots’ most valued project, he would be able to
             place them in a very uncomfortable position. It’s the only chance he
             has for survival.
      

      President:

             Once he has the new Metal Gear, he’ll declare war against the
             Patriots. Needles to say, he must be stopped.
      

      Raiden:

             (Talking to himself) Metal Gear is already operational...
      

      President:

             No. Not yet.
      

      Raiden:

             ?
      

      President:

             What you saw was Metal Gear RAY -– hijacked two years ago from the
             Marines by Ocelot. That was not the new Metal Gear.
      

      Raiden:

             Then, where’s the new Metal Gear?
      

      President:

             Right here.
      

      Raiden:

             What?
      

      President:

             You’re standing in it. To be more precise, this entire “Big Shell”
             facility is the new Metal Gear.
      

      Raiden:

             What’d you say? (no sign of respect)
      

      President:

             No, I’m quite serious. The upper structure that you’ve seen is
             camouflage –- designed to represent an offshore cleanup facility. The
             main structure extends from the foundation all the way down to the
             ocean floor. The connecting elevator is located on the B2 floor of
             the Shell 1 Core.
      

      President:

             Arsenal Gear... that’s the codename for the new Metal Gear.
      

      Raiden:

             Arsenal--?
      

      Go to The President 9 movie demo 5


      P049_09_M05 The President 9 movie demo 4 (Arsenal picture) Movie Arsenal Gear blueprints/rough sketches/silhouette/RAY illustrations

      President:

             That’s right... Arsenal. We’re talking about an impregnable fortress
             carrying a load of over a couple of thousand missiles including
             nuclear warheads –- all protected by a horde of mass-produced
             Metal Gear RAY units.
      

      Raiden:

             Mass-produced...?
      

      President:

             The RAY unit was originally designed for the Marines to be used as a
             countermeasure against the Metal Gear variations throughout the
             world. The Patriots had RAY redesigned to protect the new
             Arsenal Gear.
      

      Raiden:

             So now the anti-Metal Gear are guarding a Metal Gear?
      

      President:

             Ironic, isn’t it? (Actually Raiden was also redesigned by the
             Patriots)
      

      President:

             That’s not all. Arsenal Gear has full access to the Military’s
             Tactical Network, giving it the ability to exercise absolute control
             over our nation’s armed forces, not to mention our nuclear armament.
             In short, Arsenal was created to be the core of our country.
      

      Raiden:

             What kind of idiotic weapon --?
      

      President:

             Weapon? No. You’re not seeing the full picture.
      

      Raiden:

             ?
      

      President:

             Arsenal Gear is more than just a military tool.
      

      Go to The President 10 Codec demo 4 (President internal)


      P049_10_R04 The President 10 Codec demo 4 (President internal) Codec screen

      President:

             It is a means to preserve the world as it is. It will establish a new
             form of control. The Patriots will use it to keep their place as the
             country’s true rulers... Right now they feel pressured and
             threatened.
      

      Raiden:

             By what?
      

      President:

             They fear an overabundance of digital information –- the flow of
             information, making it possible to shape the ‘truth’ for their own
             purposes. In short, the Arsenal’s system is the key to their
             supremacy.
      

      Raiden:

             The key--?
      

      President:

             Yes, the ‘GW’ system – is the Patriots trump card. Arsenal Gear will
             be fully operational when ‘GW’ is successfully integrated. Once
             operational, it will be a completely new form of power for the
             Patriots to wield.
      

      President:

             I had hoped to seize the project from them so that I would be in a
             strong bargaining position...
      

      Raiden:

             Bargain for what?
      

      President:

             I’d hoped to trade my way into their ranks. But Solidus preferred
             rebellion. Outer Heaven –- his plan to unleash a nuclear blast over
             the business community –- is also a key factor in his offensive
             effort.
      

      Raiden:

             Outer Heaven...?
      

      President:

             Listen. There isn’t much time. The ‘football’ served as the key for
             activating Arsenal Gear. I’ve already input the necessary code
             sequence...
      

      President:

             It won’t be long before ‘GW’ begins to establish connections with
             other external systems and Arsenal Gear becomes fully operational.
             Stop them before that happens. That is your role.
      

      Raiden:

             Role?
      

      President:

             You’ve got to find Emma Emmerich. She’s the only one who can stop
             that thing once it’s been activated.
      

      Raiden:

             Emma... Emmerich? (There’s something about the name)
      

      President:

             She’s the system programmer for Arsenal Gear. I believe she’s
             somewhere on level B1 in the core of this building.
      

      Raiden:

             I thought the levels below us were flooded?
      

      President:

             I’m sure they won’t let her die just yet as she’s the only remaining
             programmer for this project. According to Ocelot, she was being held
             in a locker room located in the northwest part of level B1.
      

      President:

             Cut transmission, and get moving!
      

      Go to The President 11 polygon demo 2


      P049_11_P02 The President 11 polygon demo 2 Air purification maintenance room.

      President:

             This is card 4. It’ll give you access all the way to Emma’s location.
      

      Raiden obtains Card 4.

      President:

             Give this to her when you find her.
      

      President hands Raiden an MO disc(shades of the Armstech President).

      Raiden:

             What is it?
      

      President:

             A program for disrupting the control functions between ‘GW’ and
             Arsenal Gear. Take Emma to the computer room on level B2, Shell 1
             Core. She’ll know how to load the program into the main system.
      

      Raiden:

             A virus?
      

      President:

             That’s right. Modeled after FOXDIE, a biological weapon designed to
             selectively eliminate personnel, with a specific genetic code.
      

      Raiden:

             But why do you have it?
      

      President:

             The Patriots had it engineered as a failsafe... And Ocelot forgot to
             search me. (He wasn’t searched to make sure that the disc was handed
             to Raiden. It’s a similar situation to the Armstech President in the
             previous game.
      

      President:

             You’ve got to hurry! That disc is the only way you’re going to stop
             Arsenal.
      

      President stands back and looks at Raiden.

      President:

             Well, I’ve told you everything you need to know. There’s only one
             thing left that remains to be done...
      

      Raiden:

             !?
      

      The President seizes Raiden’s gun (SOCOM) and points the barrel at his won chest.

      President:

             Now, kill me!
      

      Raiden:

             What the --!?
      

      President:

             There’s no time to argue! The final check for my vital ID will start
             any second! If you kill me now, you’ll at least prevent the nuclear
             strike!
      

      The President pulls the barrel closer, and presses down on Raiden’s trigger finger.

      Raiden:

             Cut that out! (absolutely no respect)
      

      President:

             Do it! That’s your role!
      

      The two men struggle.

      President:

             Pull!
      

      Gunshots ring out.

      The Presidents chest is riddled with bullets.

      President:

             (Scream)
      

      Ocelot:

             That’s abusing your right to free speech Mr. President. Or is it...
             Ex-President?
      

      Raiden whips around, pointing the gun towards the direction of the voice. A revolver can be seen extending from behind a pillar. Smoke drifts from the barrel.

      Raiden:

            The President! Why did you --!?
      

      Ocelot:

             Alas, my finger must have slipped...
      

      The revolver spins in the air, dumping the empty cartridges.

      Ocelot:

             I’ll see you around, ‘Carrier boy’...
      

      The “Carrier boy” reference is the same as in the previous game. It refers to the situation with the MO disc. The Patriots wish to wipe the data referring to themselves which is contained in the A.I.. Like with Snake in the Shadow Moses Incident, they are out to manipulate Raiden. Ocelot runs off. Raiden attempts to pursue the assassin, but the President seizes Raiden’s leg, and pulls him closer.

      President:

             Forget him... he... did us a favor...
      

      Raiden bends down to listen to the President.

      President:

             Without free will, there is no difference between submission and
             rebellion. My only real choice is to put an end to this charade...
             let me at least have the freedom... to end it myself... (Realizing
             his terrorist plot was being used to the advantage of the Patriots S3
             Plan, the President has lost all hope. He completes his pre-planned
             role in the S3 Plan by acting out his own demise before Raiden. This
             development acts as a metaphor to foreshadow developments in the
             player’s relationship in the game.)
      

      Raiden:

             What are you –- (trying to say)?
      

      President:

             Find Emma... stop Arsenal. This is my last order –- as your
             Commander-and-Chief... I’m counting on you...!
      

      The President passes away.

      • Item acquired
         MO disc
         Card 4
      

      Go to The President 12 Codec demo 5 (mandatory Colonel SEND)


      P049_12_R05 The President 12 Codec demo 5 (mandatory Colonel SEND) Codec screen

      Raiden:

             Colonel, the President is dead.
      

      Colonel:

             I see... I’m sorry to hear that.
      

      Raiden:

             Where do we go from here?
      

      Colonel:

             Your mission was to rescue the President and eliminate the terrorist
             threat. However, given the recent turn of events, we will honor the
             President’s last directive. You must put a stop to Arsenal Gear once
             and for all.
      

      Raiden:

             Do you actually think there’s any truth to his story about this “Big
             Shell” facility being a front for Arsenal Gear?
      

      Colonel:

             I don’t have the security clearance necessary to verify the facts.
             However, he was the President. I’m sure that he knew what he was
             talking about.
      

      Raiden:

             Aren’t you forgetting that he was part of the terrorist plot?
      

      Colonel:

             All the more reason why I believe his information is reliable.
      

      Raiden:

             ...
      

      Colonel:

             We’re talking about a man who chose to die rather than risk a nuclear
             holocaust.
      

      Colonel:

             Thanks to his sacrifice, the nuclear launch authority has shifted to
             the Vice President, effectively eliminating the terrorist threat.
      

      Raiden:

             Colonel, when you put it like that, it almost sounds like I should’ve
             assassinated the President to ‘eliminate the threat’.
      

      Colonel:

             That was not my intention. I was trying to point out that there is
             certainly some credibility to the words of a man who chose death to
             protect the innocent.
      

      Rose:

             The Colonel has a point, Jack.
      

      Raiden:

             What about the information he gave me on the ‘Patriots’?
      

      Colonel:

             That’s a new one on me. I’ll see what I can find out.
      

      Raiden:

             ...
      

      Colonel:

             Raiden, we’re running out of time. Find Emma. She’s supposed to be
             located on level B1, in the core of that building you’re in, right?
      

      Raiden:

             ...
      

      Colonel:

             You’ve got to find her before Arsenal become operational.
      

      Rose:

             Hurry Jack!
      

      Raiden:

             ...
      

      Colonel:

             It’s up to you to make sure that the President didn’t sacrifice his
             life in vain.
      

      Raiden:

             Understood... Raiden out.
      

      Go to Game.





      <Plant Chapter>

         From “Sorting out the Tanker Chapter 1”
           To “Sorting out the Tanker Chapter 6”
      


      P050_01_R01 Sorting out the Tanker Chapter 1 Codec demo 1 (Snake’s mandatory CALL) Codec screen

      Leaving behind the dead President, Raiden exits the room. Soon after, he receives a call from Snake via Codec.

      Snake:

             What’s your status, Raiden?
      

      Raiden:

             Snake? The President... he’s been assassinated.
      

      Snake:

             What!?
      

      Raiden:

             There was nothing I could do --
      

      Snake:

            What about the nuclear strike code sequence!?
      

      Raiden:

             He died before his vital ID could be reconfirmed.
      

      Snake:

             Then the enemy’s lost their nuclear strike capability --
      

      Raiden:

             But, that Ocelot guy obviously killed the President on purpose.
      

      Snake:

             Why?
      

      Raiden:

             It doesn’t make any sense. They had to know that they couldn’t launch
             the nuke if they killed the President.
      

      Otacon:

             Maybe there’s a way to launch without reconfirming the vital ID?
      

      Snake:

             Or maybe they’ve found a more effective weapon within Arsenal Gear.
      

      Raiden:

             You knew about Arsenal Gear!?
      

      Snake:

             Yeah...
      

      Raiden:

             Then why didn’t you tell me about it? (obviously displeased)
      

      Snake:

             You never asked.
      

      Raiden:

             (Irritated) Am I correct in assuming you also know that the Big
             Shell’s a front for the project?
      

      Snake:

             You mean, did I know that the Big Shell, a fully functioning
             environmental cleanup facility, was designed to camouflage Arsenal
             Gear? -–Yeah I did. It’s exactly what the President and Ames
             described... a massive cover story. The good news is that it hasn’t
             really done much in terms of cleaning up the environment so we won’t
             have to worry about any toxic gas being released if we have to blow
             the house down.
      

      Raiden:

             Right... and when did you find all this out?
      

      Snake:

             It took a while, but we uncovered the info around the time you took
             out that mad bomber.
      

      Raiden:

             ...
      

      Snake:

             There’s not doubt that Arsenal Gear is being built here... then it
             was all set up two years ago on that day -– all of it.
      

      Raiden:

             Two years ago... What really happened here?
      

      Go to Sorting out the Tanker Chapter 2 movie demo 1


      P050_02_M01 Sorting out the Tanker Chapter 2 movie demo 1 (Photos)

      Metal Gear Photos Snake displays the 4 photos taken by the player. The photos have been downloaded from the WEB. Snake’s voice plays over the picture data.

      Snake:

             I took these photos two years ago...
      

      Raiden:

             I know these pictures –- they were on the news, on several websites.
             If I can remember right, the reporters blamed you for sinking that
             tanker...
      

      A different website displays a photo where Olga is being defeated on a roof top.

      Snake:

             That’s right. Otacon... Me... We were used--
      

      Otacon:

             We’d hoped that by going public with photos of the new Metal Gear we
             could ‘persuade’ the government. At least, that was the plan at the
             time...
      

      Different website, photo containing a distant view of a tanker is displayed.

      Snake:

             Two years ago... the Hudson River...
      

      Snake:

             We had learned that a new Metal Gear model was being secretly
             transported.
      

      Snake:

             When I think about it now, we should’ve known better than to trust
             the information.
      

      The Tanker Chapter can be played from the title screen.

      • Person playing Tanker Chapter

      Raiden:

             I’ve gone through VR training of the tanker mission before.
      

      Snake:

             Yeah? I doubt it accurately simulates the events of that mission.
      

      Go to Sorting out the Tanker Chapter 3 movie demo 2 (Tanker Chapter flashback)


      P050_03_M02 Sorting out the Tanker Chapter 3 movie demo 2 (Tanker Chapter flashback) Movie Tanker Chapter polygon demo, movie consisting of edited game screens.

      Snake:

             I’d infiltrated the dummy tanker to obtain proof that a Metal Gear
             was under development. Shortly after I made it aboard, an armed group
             led by Colonel Gurlukovich raided the ship and gained control.
      

      Otacon:

             Olga and Ocelot were among the raiding party.
      

      Snake:

             Yeah. And him...
      

      Raiden:

             Who’re you talking about?
      

      Snake:

             A man that was supposed to be dead.
      

      Otacon:

             Their target was also Metal Gear RAY. But Ocelot eliminated Colonel
             Gurlukovich and Marine Commandant Scott Dolph –- and he hijacked RAY.
      

      Raiden:

             So he betrayed them?
      

      Snake:

             I don’t know what kind of deal was going down. All I remember is what
             Ocelot said at the time –- something like ‘I’m taking it back’...
      

      Otacon:

             Ocelot then sank the tanker along wit the soldiers of the Marine
             Corps...
      

      The Tanker Chapter will become playable for new users. When this flag is triggered, users will be able to access the Tanker Chapter from the title screen. In the Tanker Chapter, players will control Snake. The tanker sinks and RAY makes an escape. Users playing the Tanker Chapter at this time will find that the enemies, items, etc., will be set at a higher difficulty level than playing from the beginning. (Demo)

      Go to Sorting out the Tanker Chapter 4 Codec demo 2


      P050_04_R02 Sorting out the Tanker Chapter 4 Codec demo 2 (Snake continued) Codec screen

      Raiden:

             How did you manage to get out!?
      

      Snake:

             Otacon managed to have a small boat ready for me.
      

      Otacon:

            That was the easy part. The tough part was not getting dragged under
            with the sinking tanker -– small miracle when you think about it.
      

      Otacon:

            It turned out that the whole thing was a setup to lure us.
      

      Go to Sorting out the Tanker Chapter 5 movie demo 3


      P050_04_R02 Sorting out the Tanker Chapter 5 movie demo 3 (flashback) Flashback montage

      Montage visuals (polygon demo) Cypher scene is displayed. Movie consisting of polygon demo visuals of Tanker Chapter. Snake, looking up at Cypher, etc.

      Otacon:

             Photos of Snake -– taken by the Cypher -– were released to the
             public. In turn, we became the world’s most wanted environmental
             terrorists...
      

      Snake:

             It was definitely a move aimed at putting a stop to our anti-Metal
             Gear activities.
      

      Raiden:

             But why did they choose Snake?
      

      Movie sequence based on MGS game screens (polygon demo). Near the end, etc.

      Otacon:

             Since the Shadow Moses incident, Snake became sort of a hero. I think
             the Patriots weren’t to happy about that.
      

      Raiden:

             You know about the Patriots!?
      

      Otacon:

             Well, yes... to a certain degree.
      

      Raiden:

             It seems like everyone knows about them except me. (Irritated)
             (Raiden: “Okay, great.” (irritated))
      

      Otacon:

             They didn’t choose Snake to be a hero...
      

      Raiden:

             So they decided to do a smear campaign?
      

      Otacon:

             I think the Patriots wanted to make an example of him so everybody
             would think twice before opposing them.
      

      Raiden:

             That’s it? They set up all this just to nail you guys?
      

      Speech Scene (game screen visuals) displayed

      Otacon:

             No. There’s more to it than that – the Marine’s Metal Gear RAY
             project headed by Commander Dolph was carried out in opposition to
             the Navy’s Arsenal Gear project.
      

      Otacon:

             To be more precise, the Patriots considered Metal Gear RAY to be a
             thorn in their side. Hence, they attacked the dummy tanker wand stole
             RAY...
      

      Otacon:

             They followed this up with the perfect plan. They immediately sent a
             fully loaded tanker to the same location and sank it, then set up the
             facility to camouflage the development of Arsenal Gear.
      

      Snake:

             And we fell for it -– two more puppets in their show.
      

      Scenes of a fallen Olga, and the shooting of the Colonel are displayed.

      Raiden:

             Colonel Gurlukovich ...and his daughter, Olga?
      

      Otacon:

             Both fell victim to Ocelot’s plot.
      

      Scene of Ocelot killing a soldier is displayed.

      Raiden:

             Was Solidus behind all this? He used Ocelot to get ahold of RAY, huh?
      

      Otacon:

             No, he was underground, keeping a low profile at the time.
      

      Raiden:

             Then it must be the Patriots...
      

      Otacon:

             If that’s the case, what’s Ocelot doing alongside Solidus?
      

      Raiden:

             ...(No idea)
      

      Go to Sorting out the Tanker Chapter 6 Codec demo 3


      P050_04_R02 Sorting out the Tanker Chapter 6 Codec demo 3 (Snake continued) Codec screen

      Snake:

             Forget it. We’re wasting time. We can figure this out later. The
             nuclear strike’s been prevented, but Arsenal still has a massive
             payload of missiles to deal with.
      

      Otacon:

             Right. If the opposition gets control of those missiles... (we’ll
             have a major situation on our hands)
      

      Snake:

             Raiden -- you’ve got to find Emma.
      

      Raiden:

             Wait a second. Isn’t Emma Emmerich...
      

      Otacon:

             ...My sister.
      

      Raiden:

             What’s she doing here?
      

      Otacon:

             You got me. She’s a computer whiz who specializes in neural AI and
             ultra-variable volume data analysis using complex logic. How she got
             involved in weapons development is beyond me.
      

      Raiden:

             ...(In deep thought)
      

      Snake:

             Whatever her reasons, we need her in order to stop Arsenal.
      

      Otacon:

             Raiden -– find her.
      

      Raiden:

             I’m on my way.
      

      Go to Game.




      <Plant Chapter>

         From “Emma & Otacon 1”
           To “Peter’s corpse 1”
      


      P051_01_R01 Emma & Otacon 1 Codec demo 1 (Colonel standard) Codec screen

      While en route to rescue Emma, Raiden speaks with the Colonel via Codec, and learns about Emma’s background.


      Raiden:

             Colonel, I want some background information on Emma Emmerich.
      

      Colonel:

             I’ve got it right here, direct from the National Security Agency’s
             personnel files. Apparently she was involved in some sort of high-
             level project, but there are no details on that. Her record shows
             that she resign from the Agency two years ago – (She was moved to the
             Arsenal development project)
      

      Colonel:

             Emma Emmerich. Full name: Emma Emmerich-Danziger. Members of her
             family call her “EE”. After divorcing Hal Emmerich’s father, he
             mother took Emma to England and raised her there. Danziger is her
             mother’s maiden name, but she prefers Emmerich.
      

      Colonel:

             After returning home to England, her mother married Robinson, a
             businessman. The following details are from a report filed with the
             NSA when she joined the agency...
      

      Colonel:

             Just before graduating from high school, Emma injured Robinson in
             self-defense during an alleged (sexual) assault on her person. As a
             result of this incident, she followed in the footsteps of her
             stepbrother, Hal Emmerich, and left home to enroll in Oxford. It is
             believed at this particular point in her life, she was extremely
             angered by the fact that her brother failed to protect her.
             Consequently, she lost all family connections and is very resentful.
             She seems to believe that her brother is to blame for everything.
      

      Colonel:

             While attending Oxford, she was noted for her success in a
             deciphering even sponsored by the British GCHQ.
      

      Raiden:

             They may not be blood-related, but she sure sounds like Otacon’s
             sister.
      

      Colonel:

             There’s more--
      

      Colonel:

             Raiden, do you recall a certain ‘situation’ that’s more or less
             become a legend among hackers?
      

      Colonel:

             To refresh your memory—at the time, just about all of our nation’s
             communication and information resources were concentrated at the NSA,
             in Forte Meade.
      

      Colonel:

             In fact, the NSA’s basement facility operated round the clock to
             amass data obtained not only from public communication, but
             everything from satellite to wire tap operations as well.
      

      Colonel:

             I don’t think I’m exaggerating when I say that whoever controlled the
             NSA facility could move the world.
      

      Colonel:

             On January 24th the year 2000, the facility suffered a total shutdown
             for a 73-hour period.
      

      Raiden:

             Did they ever figure out the cause?
      

      Colonel:

             It’s believed that a small group within the government (the Patriots)
             had arranged the incident with the assistance of a notorious group of
             hackers. The result was a full review of the NSA’s safety measures,
             which in turn led to the decision to shift the data-gathering
             operations to an isolated location that would be safe from physical
             attack as well as cyber-terrorism. (This is a reference to
             Arsenal Gear)
      

      Raiden:

             And where might that be?
      

      Colonel:

             My security clearance couldn’t get me that information. But I did
             find out that one of the key members of the hacker group was none
             other than Emma Emmerich.
      

      Colonel:

             Although she started off as a specialist in Artificial Intelligence
             and complex logic, Emma is now regarded as a computer genius.
      

      Raiden:

             That would make her a prime candidate for recruitment in the
             intelligence community, wouldn’t it? And knowing most of the
             intelligence agencies, I doubt fair play was a major concern in their
             recruiting efforts...
      

      Colonel:

             Your assumption’s correct. The government (the Patriots) played on
             her weakness – her strong hate for Hal Emmerich, the brother who left
             her when she was six years old.
      

      Raiden:

             She hates him that much?
      

      Colonel:

             When she was six years old, Emma and her father were involved in a
             pool accident. She survived, but her father drowned.
      

      Raiden:

             What did the police have to say about that?
      

      Colonel:

             Their report states it was an accidental death.
      

      Raiden:

             Isn’t that about the time Otacon left his home and family?
      

      Colonel:

             Exactly. But I don’t have any idea why he chose to do so.
      

      Raiden:

             Does Emma blame Otacon for her father’s death?
      

      Colonel:

             I don’t think so. Her hate seems to stem from the fact that she
             believes Otacon abandoned her. You see, although the two weren’t
             directly related, they were said to be very close.
      

      Colonel:

             It’s rumored that sibling rivalry was what launched her career as a
             hacker. Four years ago, the government leaked her details of the
             Shadow Moses incident. In doing so, they were able to recruit her for
             the NSA.
      

      Colonel:

             I also have little doubt that they also used the NSA hacking affair
             as a means to convince her to cooperate.
      

      Raiden:

             You think that her hate drove her to frame Snake and Otacon?
      

      Colonel:

             That –- I don’t know.
      

      To the game.


      P052_01_R01 Rose Communication 1 Codec demo 1 (Rose standard) Codec screen

      Rose contacts Raiden via Codec.

      Rose:

             Jack?
      

      Raiden:

             What is it?
      

      Rose:

             ...I’ve always been alone...
      

      Raiden:

             Huh?
      

      Rose:

             I’m so lonely...
      

      Raiden:

             Rose, we’ve always --
      

      Rose:

             Not always.
      

      Raiden:

             What do you mean?
      

      Rose:

             You’ve never slept beside me...
      

      Raiden:

             What are you talking about? I--
      

      Rose:

             After we’ve been together in my room... you stay awake all night or
             head for the door.
      

      Raiden:

             Is this really the time to bring this up?
      

      Rose:

             Why, Jack? why?
      

      Raiden:

             Listen Rose, I’m right in the middle of a mission, and I...
      

      Rose:

             Why!? Why can’t you relax when you’re with me!?
      

      Raiden:

             Look... the mission... I...
      

      Rose:

             Why don’t you open up to me?
      

      Raiden:

             Rose... I... I just can’t! (Raiden is led into the conversation)
      

      Rose:

             All I ever wanted was to share your dreams -– to spend a meaningful
             evening with you...
      

      Rose:

             I just wanted to find you by my side when I woke up. Is that asking
             for too much?
      

      Raiden:

             It’s the night -– I’m scared of the night... it’s got nothing to do
             with you...
      

      Rose:

             Scared of the night? What’s that supposed to mean!
      

      Raiden:

             I can’t relax when I’m with someone...
      

      Rose:

             Jack? You wouldn’t even let me in your room! (She was trying to spy
             on him.)
      

      Raiden:

             I need privacy... I just can’t be bothered.
      

      Rose:

             Bothered!?
      

      Raiden:

             Wrong word! What I wanted to say was that there are certain things
             that I have to keep to myself... (He doesn’t want his past to be
             known)
      

      Rose:

             Do you remember that tie I forced my way into your room? We’d known
             each other for almost a year... and you blew up! It was the first
             time you ever raised your hand against me! (starts sobbing)
      

      Raiden:

             ...(regret)
      

      Rose:

             I was so worried about you... (that I barged into your room)
      

      Raiden:

             Look... I’m sorry...
      

      Rose:

             It wasn’t your violent nature that scared me. It was your room...
             your heart...
      

      Raiden:

             Stop it...
      

      Rose:

             There wasn’t anything in your room –- only a bed and a small desk. It
             looked like a prison cell... (she cries a little)
      

      Raiden:

             Rose? (why are you crying?)
      

      Rose:

             No television set... no family pictures... not even a poster...
      

      Raiden:

             Rose, I only use that room for sleeping.
      

      Rose:

             A lifeless room... almost like your empty heart.
      

      Raiden:

             That’s why I tried to keep you out.
      

      Rose:

             I thought I was beginning to understand you –- until I saw that room.
      

      Raiden:

             Would you’ve been happier if I had a picture of you hanging on the
             wall? (sarcastically)
      

      Rose:

             That’s not what I was trying to say--
      

      Raiden:

             Enough, Rose. We’ll talk about this later... after the mission.
      

      Rose:

             Right... after the mission... I understand.
      

      To the game


      P053_01_R01 Catch your breath 1 Codec demo 1 (Otacon mandatory Call) Codec demo

      Heading for Emma, Raiden rushes through the flooded interior of Shell 2’s core. There are certain spots in the building that are totally flooded, requiring him to swim. Along the way, when Raiden stops to catch his breath, he receives a call from Otacon on his Codec.

      Otacon:

             Raiden, are you reading me? This is Otacon. What’s your situation?
      

      Raiden:

             Wet and miserable... The place is flooded. The seawater that’s been
             pumped up is pouring into the building.
      

      Otacon:

             I see. Listen, there’s something I have to tell you about EE.
      

      Raiden:

             Don’t worry about her. I’ll get her out--
      

      Otacon:

             She’s afraid of water.
      

      Raiden:

             What!?
      

      Otacon:

             Yeah... when she was six years old, she almost drowned with my father
             in our swimming pool.
      

      Raiden:

             She can’t swim!?
      

      Otacon:

             Well yes and no... we used to swim a lot together when we were kids.
             In fact, she swam like a fish until that day when she almost
             drowned...
      

      If the Colonel’s explanation has been heard by the user.

      Raiden:

            (Whisper) That pretty much coincides with what the Colonel told me...
      

      Otacon:

             When the accident happened, I was in my room. I heard later that EE
             was calling me for help...
      

      Otacon:

             She didn’t doubt for a minute that I’d be there.
      

      Otacon:

             You could see the pool from my room... but I didn’t realize at the
             time that she needed my help.
      

      Raiden:

             What were you doing?
      

      Otacon:

             I... I was...
      

      Actually Emma saw what was going on before she almost drowned.

      Raiden:

             So Emma survived the ordeal...
      

      Otacon:

             Yeah, but my father didn’t...
      

      Raiden:

             So you blamed yourself and left your family?
      

      Otacon:

             No. EE seems to believe that was the case. The fact is... I betrayed
             her.
      

      Raiden:

             And you think she can’t swim because of the traumatic experience?
      

      Otacon:

             I haven’t seen her since that day... but yes, I think so.
      

      Otacon:

             I got a letter from Julie, her mother –- after they moved back to
             England. In her letter, she mentioned that EE couldn’t swim
             anymore... that she refused to even wear a bathing suit.
      

      Raiden:

             Damn! If she still can’t swim we’re in trouble... level B1 of the
             core is pretty much flooded.
      

      Otacon:

             Look... maybe you can help her get over it?
      

      Raiden:

             You want me to help her get over it?
      

      Otacon:

             It’s still going to take some time to repair the Kamov...
      

      Snake:

             Sorry, kid. Emma’ rescue is up to you.
      

      Raiden:

             (Sharp nasal snort) Thanks. An underwater mission... well, this is a
             first (VR training mission unavailable) Look –- I’ll see what I can
             do. (Considering his situation, Raiden’s not very confident)
      

      Snake:

             I suggest you drum the map of the building into your head. Cause you
             won’t have the time to look at it when you try to bring Emma out.
      

      Otacon:

             I’m counting on you, Raiden.
      

      Snake:

             I covered most of the core when I had to take out the C4’s... if
             there’s anything you need to ask me, call me on the Codec.
      

      Raiden:

             I’ll do that.
      

      To the game.


      P054_01_P01 Peter’s corpse 1 polygon demo 1 (KF) Underwater in the core of Shell 2

      Raiden swims through the flooded core of Shell 2, heading for Emma’s location. Along the way, he opens a sealed hatch in a flooded compartment.

      When Raiden pulls the hatch open, a body mutilated by an explosion suddenly appears before him, it’s arms open as if trying to embrace him. Shocked by the sudden appearance, Raiden loses some of his precious air. Crimson(blood) surges out from the Filter Chamber, the room where the body was located. Regaining his composure, Raiden pulls back and calmly watches the dead body. He studies the relatively undamaged face of the lifeless body and realizes that he’s looking at Peter, the bomb disposal instructor.

      After saying his farewell to Peter, Raiden closes the hatch.

      To the game.





      <Plant Chapter>

        From “ Pre-Vamp battle 1”
          To “ Pre-Vamp battle 4”
      


      P055_01_P01 Pre-Vamp battle 1 polygon demo 1 (MC) Filter Chamber

      Making his way past the flooded area, Raiden reaches the block where Emma is believed to be held captive. He is in the Filter Chamber, which has a pool in the center of the room. The ceiling of the chamber throws back the diffusion reflection of the water’s surface. Beams of light radiate from the pools and dance on the ceiling, the overall scene has a surreal quality to it. The scene will use the effects from the pool infiltration scene. To emphasize Vamp’s shadow-binding, full use will be made of the shadow stretching effect. Vamp is floating on the water’s surface. It almost appears like he is suspended slightly above the water. The hair on his chest is highly noticeable. He sits cross-legged like a ballet dancer as he floats over the water. The lights from below the water play across his face, making him look like a character from “Count Dracula”. Vamp’s eyes are closed. His forehead is marked with an open gunshot wound, which was inflicted by Raiden.

      Raiden:

             Still ticking, huh?
      

      Vamp’s eyes open.

      Vamp:

             Unfortunately, hell had no vacancies...
      

      Using a special breathing exercise, Vamp focuses his concentration. He slowly stands as if he’s easing the tension in his body. The whole routine looks like the stretch exercises of a ballet performer or a dancer.

      Raiden:

             HA! (attack scream)
      

      Raiden abruptly opens fire. As if executing a series of ballet moves, Vamp elegantly dodges the bullets.

      Raiden:

             Argh... !
      

      Like a ballet dancer waiting for applause, Vamp bends forward in a low bow. A line of blood trickles down his cheek. Vamp stands tall and glares at Raiden. He is wounded in the side. (He was wounded when he was shot by Raiden during their encounter on Strut B.)

      Vamp:

             Ha ha ha ha... I thought so... (He sounds almost happy)
      

      Vamp can read a bullet’s course by watching his enemy’s muscle to judge their aim. He is 100% accurate when judging the shots fired by an ordinary opponent. However, the pressure applied by Raiden’s Skull Suit restricts muscle movement, making his moves difficult to read. This is explained via radio.

      With his well-developed canines peaking out from both sides of his mouth, Vamp smiles.

      Vamp:

             Human muscles are eloquent. They speak out quite clearly what a
             person’s next move will be. They even tell me which way a gun is
             going to be pointing before the trigger is pulled. But your muscles
             -- they’re different...
      

      Vamp:

             This should be fun... well worth the wait. (Informed by Ocelot that
             Raiden was coming this way to rescue Emma, Vamp had been waiting for
             Raiden’s arrival)
      

      Stretching out his long tongue, Vamp delightfully licks the blood around his lips. It is fairly obvious that Raiden is shaken. Like a bat spreading its wings, Vamp spreads both his arms out wide.

      Raiden:

             You knew I was coming...
      

      Vamp:

             You’ve become a nuisance. I can’t let you interfere with Arsenal
             Gear.
      

      Vamp:

             The girl is just ahead. She’s of no use to us now... but she served
             us well as the live bait for the big catch. Crazy Ivan sometimes
             speaks the truth. (Crazy Ivan = Russian = Ocelot.
      


      Go to Pre-Vamp battle 2 polygon demo 2


      P055_02_P02 Pre-Vamp battle 2 polygon demo 2 Shell 2 core, level B1, locker room

      The locker room where Emma is held captive appears on-screen. The room is pretty much flooded. Emma has taken refuge inside a locker and cannot be seen at this time. The camera slowly pans the scene.

      Raiden:

             Emma’s alive...
      

      Vamp:

             She was, some time ago. But the flooding has become quite serious –-
             I wouldn’t be surprised if she’s a mermaid now.
      

      Raiden:

             ...!
      

      Vamp:

             Did you really think killing the President would prevent a nuclear
             strike? Think again?
      

      Raiden:

             I didn’t do it!
      

      Vamp:

             Hm. Arsenal is still armed with a purified Hydrogen bomb?
      

      Raiden:

             Purified Hydrogen bomb?
      

      Go to Pre-Vamp battle 3 movie demo 7


      P055_03_M01 Pre-Vamp battle 3 movie demo 7 (clean thermonuclear bomb) Movie

      Purified hydrogen bomb blueprints, etc...

      Vamp:

             This is no ordinary bomb. This weapon is capable of heavy Hydrogen
             nuclear fusion using lasers and magnetics to generate heat-insulated
             compression.
      

      Vamp:

             It was a top secret project initiated by the current President... and
             Solidus has no idea of its existence.
      

      Vamp:

             The clean thermonuclear bomb is at an experimental stage and is a
             differently handled nuclear weapon. Specifically, it becomes launch-
             capable with Arsenal is activated. In short, a nuclear threat still
             exists.
      

      Raiden:

             Then Wall Street could still...
      

      Vamp:

             That was Solidus’ intent, not ours.
      

      Raiden:

             Then what re you... ?
      

      Vamp:

             We’re not going to let Solidus have the bomb – he’s a fool to believe
             that an electromagnetic pulse over Wall Street is going to faze the
             Patriots...
      

      Vamp:

             To destroy them, the city that they control must be reduced to
             rubble. Only that would bring them out in the open where they can be
             destroyed.
      

      Raiden:

             Nuke the city?
      

      Vamp:

             Six months ago, we lost everything we believed in...
      

      Vamp:

             We were abandoned to take the fall in their cover up. We were labeled
             as killers responsible for the mass-murder of  civilians as well as
             our own allies.
      

      Vamp:

             And the ‘public’ believed every word, turning a deaf ear to whatever
             we had to say to the contrary.
      

      Vamp:

             Our only goal is to wipe them from the face of the earth -– and
             destroy this world of deceit they have created along with them.
      

      Raiden:

             You’re insane.
      

      Vamp:

             Insane? We might be the only ones telling the truth...
      

      Go to Per-Vamp battle 4 polygon demo 3


      P055_04_P03 Pre-Vamp battle 4 polygon demo 3 (NM+MC) Filter Chamber

      Pan the entire backdrop of the filter bed to familiarize the user of the area in which the battle with Vamp will take place. Suddenly, there’s an announcement over the facility’s speaker system.

      Solidus:

             (OFF) Final check for activating Arsenal has been complete.
      

      Solidus:

             (OFF) All Arsenal personnel... report to your stations.
      

      Vamp:

             Well... it sounds like Arsenal’s ready to go into operation.
      

      Raiden:

             Damn it!
      

      Vamp:

             You’re still hoping that the girl can install that virus that you’re
             carrying around, aren’t you?
      

      Raiden:

             You know --!? (Ocelot told Vamp about it)
      

      Vamp:

             It’s a shame you’re not going to be around long enough to hand her
             the program...
      

      Vamp nods his head toward the water below. The pool below appears on screen. The surface covered in bubbles, making it nearly impossible to see deeper.

      Vamp:

             That isn’t seawater, you know – it’s a byproduct of the microbes
             contained in the pool.
      

      (The density of the water is extremely low as a result of benign aerobic bacteria taking in the supplied oxygen). Snake explains via Codec.

      Vamp:

             Buoyancy is practically non-existent thanks to the high oxygen
             content. Once you fall in, you don’t come up.
      

      Vamp points a finger to the water’s surface and adds:

      Vamp:

             Take a good look at your grave.
      

      To the game (Vamp battle) [...]

      <Plant Chapter>

         From “Emma’s rescue 1”
           To “Emma’s rescue 8”
      

      P058_01_P01 Emma’s rescue 1 polygon demo 1 (MC) Shell 2 Core, level B1, Locker Room

      After defeating Vamp, Raiden finally arrives at the Locker Room in the Residential Section located in the B1 level at the core of Shell 2. He opens the locker in which Emma is hiding. When the locker door opens, Emma collapses to the bottom of the locker.

      Emma:

             (Scream)!
      

      Emma is pretty scared (to the point that she’s wet her pants). Raiden tries to calm her down. The scene echoes Otacon’s first meeting with Snake.

      Raiden:

             Are you alright?
      

      Emma settles down and looks at Raiden for the first time.

      Emma:

             Who are you?
      

      Raiden:

             Raiden. I’m getting you out of here.
      

      Emma doesn’t quite believe him.

      Emma:

             Get me out...?
      

      Emma, still sitting, confronts Raiden.

      Emma:

             You’re lying! Where’re you taking me this time!?
      

      Emma draws back into the locker. Unable to go any further, she cowers against the wall as if hoping to pass through it.

      Raiden:

             What are you talking about!? I’m here to help!
      

      Emma:

             ? (feeling a little overwhelmed by the situation)
      

      Raiden:

             Here –- I’ll prove it.
      

      Laying his hand on her neck to touch her Codec.

      Raiden:

             Do you have nanos?
      

      Emma:

             ?
      

      Raiden:

             Well, do you!?
      

      Emma:

             I do... Everybody on this project has them...
      

      Raiden:

             Okay, good. Let’s try...
      

      Go to Emma rescue 2 Codec demo 1 (Emma’s body)


      P058_02R01 Emma Rescue 2 Codec demo 1 (Emma’s body) Codec screen

      Raiden:

             Can you hear me, now?
      

      Emma:

             Nanocommunication...?
      

      Raiden:

             That’s right. I have nanomachines too.
      

      Emma:

             Then you’re not one of them... (not a terrorist)
      

      Raiden:

             That’s what I’ve been trying to tell you.
      

      Emma:

             And you came to rescue me? (Has trouble believing it)
      

      Raiden:

             Actually, I need your help to stop Arsenal... I understand you’re the
             only one who might be able to do it.
      

      Emma:

             And who told you that?
      

      Raiden:

             The President.
      

      Emma:

             ...Really? (Still has trouble believing him)
      

      Raiden:

             I need you to come with me to Shell 1. Your brother’s waiting for you
             there.
      

      Emma:

             My brother?
      

      Emma’s head is whirling. As she tries to take in the turn of events, a small explosion shakes the room. The sound of creaking metal reverberates through the chamber. Raiden stretches a hand out to Emma.

      Raiden:

             C’mon! We have to get moving!
      

      Raiden:

             This place’ll be flooded soon!
      

      Go to Emma Rescue 3 polygon demo 2 (MC)


      P058_03_P02 Emma Rescue 3 polygon demo 2 (MC) Shell 2 Core, level B1, locker room

      Raiden takes Emma by the hand and pulls her out of the locker. Emma is dressed in a two-tone (red/black) tee shirt with black trousers. At first glance, she almost looks like an underwater diver. Her hair is secured behind her by two chopsticks. She wears red-framed glasses. An ID card (Card 5) hangs from her neck. The glasses are not prescription lenses.

      Raiden:

             ... (Surprised at how cute she is)
      

      The room shakes again . Water springs from cracks in the ceiling and walls. (There are leaks, but the water level remains unchanged)

      Raiden:

             We’d better move!
      

      Raiden tries to push Emma, who pulls away from him, refusing to move.

      Emma:

             I can’t... I can’t swim...
      

      Raiden has already heard about Emma’s fear of water.

      Go to Emma’s Rescue 4 Codec demo 2 (Emma’s body)


      P058_04_R02 Emma’s Rescue 4 Codec demo 2 (Emma’s body) Codec screen

      Emma:

             Leave me...
      

      Raiden pulls her close and looks into her eyes.

      Raiden:

             You can swim! You used to love it!
      

      Emma:

             How did you know...?
      

      Emma is stunned at the mention of her name and her trauma.

      Raiden:

             Your brother told me.
      

      Emma:

             He’s really here?
      

      Putting a comforting hand on Emma’s shoulder, Raiden continues.

      Raiden:

             That’s right... he’s here to rescue you.
      

      Shaking off Raiden’s hand, Emma turns away from him.

      Emma:

             I don’t believe you! He would never come for me!
      

      Raiden:

             And I’m telling you he’s here -– waiting for us at Shell 1!
      

      Emma:

             No! He left me... my mother –- when we needed him the most! When my
             father died, all he could think about was himself.
      

      Emma hangs her head in misery.

      Raiden:

             Emma, we can go over all that later. But, first, we have to get out
             of here!
      

      Emma:

             No! I hate water!
      

      Like a stubborn child, Emma becomes emotional, screaming her objections.

      Emma:

             It’s hopeless! I can’t swim!
      

      From her sitting position, Emma stares at the water’s surface, recalling the pool accident that claimed her father’s life.

      Go to Emma rescue 5 movie demo 1


      P058_05_M01 Emma rescue 5 movie demo 1 (water’s surface) Movie

      Emma’s Pool Accident movie sequence. Actual footage of water’s surface.

      Emma:

             I can’t swim!
      

      Raiden:

             You can do it!
      

      Emma:

             I can’t...
      

      Emma shivers as she recalls the accident.

      Raiden:

             C’mon! Deep down inside, you know you can swim!
      

      Emma:

             I can’t keep my eyes open in the water... that endless blue...
      

      Emma:

             The water... it wants me... it won’t let me go... (shivering)
      

      Raiden:

             Alright, then close your eyes. I’ll guide you.
      

      Emma tries to come up with some other reason not to swim.

      Emma:

             I... I was injected with something! Um... my legs! I have trouble
             moving them! (she was actually injected with truth serum)
      

      Raiden:

             Listen Emma. Just hold your breath... I’ll do the rest.
      

      Go to Emma rescue 6 polygon demo 3


      P058_06_P03 Emma rescue 6 polygon demo 3 (NM) Underwater in Shell 2 Core

      Camera travels underwater, retracing the underwater route that needs to be negotiated (provided for the user). The objective is to provide players with an opportunity to review the underwater route.

      Raiden:

             First, we’ll head for Filter Chamber 2. Then we’ll take a break.
      

      Emma:

             And all I have to do is hold my breath?
      

      Raiden:

             That’s right.
      

      Emma:

             How long?
      

      Raiden:

             Just a little while. (He’s lying to put her mind at ease.)
      

      Emma:

             Are you sure?
      

      Raiden:

             Of course I’m sure! That’s how I got here.
      

      Emma:

             I don’t think I can do it. I’m not good at holding my breath...
      

      Raiden:

             Look Emma, I have an idea.
      

      FO Go to Emma rescue 7 Codec demo 3 (Emma internal)


      P058_07_R03 Emma rescue 7 Codec demo 3 (Emma internal) Codec screen

      Raiden:

             Put your ear against my chest and listen to my heartbeat.
      

      Emma:

             Your heartbeat?
      

      Gazes at Raiden’s chest.

      Raiden:

             Count the beats – don’t think about anything else. When you reach
             100, open you r eyes. By that time, we’ll be on the other side.
      

      Emma nods her head.

      Raiden:

             Give me a signal if you think you’re running our of breath.
      

      Emma:

             What will you do then?
      

      Raiden:

             I’ll swim faster.
      

      Emma has nothing to say to Raiden’s hopeless reply.

      Go to Emma rescue 8 polygon demo 4


      P058_8_P04 Emma rescue 8 polygon demo 4 (KF) Shell 2 Core, level B1, locker room

      Fade in screen. Some time has elapsed since the locker room rescue. Raiden questions Emma. Raiden turns Emma by the chin so that she faces him. They have reached the point in front of the stairs (underwater position). They stand hip-deep in water.

      Raiden moves into the water with Emma in tow. Emma grabs Raiden from behind.

      Raiden:

             Hang on tight...
      

      Emma holds onto Raiden tightly. The water is at hip level.

      Raiden:

             Okay, let’s go!
      

      Emma:

             I’m closing my eyes...
      

      Emma wants some affirmation to take her mind off the water.

      Raiden:

             Take some deep breaths...
      

      Raiden:

             One... Two... Three
      

      Emma:

             Wait!
      

      Raiden:

             What is it?
      

      Releasing her grip on Raiden, Emma removes her glasses.

      Emma:

             Let me take off my glasses...
      

      Raiden learns how cute Emma is when she removes her glasses.

      Raiden:

             You know... you should wear contacts.
      

      Emma:

             There’s nothing wrong with my eyes.
      

      Raiden:

             ?
      

      Emma:

             I wear them for show.
      

      Raiden:

             Trying to be different from the other girls?
      

      Emma:

             No, it’s not like that. I like glasses. And there’s this guy I liked
             who used to wear them.
      

      Raiden:

             Your first boyfriend?
      

      Emma:

             No... somebody more important. Anyway, they bring me luck. (She’s
             thinking about Otacon.
      

      Raiden:

             I see... (Actually, he doesn’t. But he decides to agree with her.)
      

      Emma folds her glasses and holds them in her hand like they’re some kind of precious good luck charm. She puts her arms back around Raiden with the glasses in her hand.

      Raiden:

             Ok –- let’s go.
      

      Raiden and Emma slip into the waters.

      To the game.





      <Plant Chapter> From “Emma’s break 1”

       To “Emma and the AI 8”
      


      P059_01_P01 Emma’s break 1 polygon demo 1 (KF) Shell 2 Core, level B1, Filter Chamber

      Swimming underwater, Emma and Raiden manage to reach the pool where Raiden defeated Vamp. The scene fades in. The two stand by the side of the pool in the Filter Chamber. Both are exhausted, but they’ve finally recovered enough to speak to one another. They sit separately.

      Raiden:

             You did good...
      

      Emma’s legs are still bothering her. She’s curled up in a sitting position.

      Emma:

             I concentrated on your heartbeat... it reminded me of when I was a
             kid...
      

      Emma’s got her smile back. She stares at the red glasses in her hands (similar to Otacon).

      Go to Emma’s break 2 movie demo 1

      P059_02_M01 Emma’s break 2 movie demo 1 (Emma and Otacon picture) Movie

      Otacon and Emma as kids/PICT movie A young Otacon carries a young Emma on his back. Little Emma sleeps peacefully.

      Emma:

             I remember my brother giving my a piggyback ride... I was sleeping
             with my ear against his back... I could hear his heartbeat...
      

      Raiden:

             Sounds like you were close.
      

      Emma:

             We were... back then.
      

      An image of their first encounter.

      Emma:

             We were stepchildren in our parents’ second marriages. Wherever my
             brother went, I used to tag along...
      

      Emma:

             My brother didn’t have any close friends, so he used to take care of
             me. We both wanted to be loved so much – so much that we used to
             pretend...
      

      Raiden:

             Pretend?
      

      An image of two kids pretending to be a family.

      Emma:

             Yeah... we used to play ‘House’. (Embarrassed) My brother was the
             husband and I was the wife. But it was always just make believe... we
             were only kids. You know what I mean?
      

      Raiden:

             I never had a family... but I think I know what you mean. (he doesn’t
             really understand)
      

      Raiden suddenly receives a transmission on his Codec.

      Go to Emma’s break 3 Codec demo 1 (Colonel mandatory CALL)


      P060_ 03_R01 Emma’s break 3 Codec demo 1 (Colonel mandatory CALL) Codec screen

      Colonel:

             Raiden, what’s your status?
      

      Raiden:

             Colonel? I’ve got Emma Emmerich right here... we’ve managed to avoid
             drowning.
      

      Colonel:

             Good job. Get her over to Shell 1 as soon as you can.
      

      Raiden:

             That’s going to be hard with the connecting bridge on the upper level
             destroyed.
      

      Colonel:

             Didn’t Olga say something about taking the oil fence at Strut L?
      

      Raiden:

             Yeah, I remember that.
      

      Colonel:

             You should be able to go down by way of Strut L. Try and get over
             there.
      

      Raiden:

             What about Emma? She’s been injected with something and she can’t
             walk without any help.
      

      Colonel:

             Take her with you... free your hands of any equipment and hold down
             the Action button to give her a hand.
      

      A small screen displays an image of Emma being led (VR)

      Colonel:

             To release your grip on her, take your finger off the Action
             button... Emma can sit and wait till you help her back up. And be
             careful... you won’t be able to use any weapons while you’re leading
             her. Now, head for Strut L.
      

      Raiden:

             We’re on our way.
      

      To the game.


      P061_01_R01 Emma & Otacon Codec demo 1 (Mandatory CALL) Codec screen

      While moving with Emma, Raiden receives a communication from Snake.

      Snake:

             Raiden, we’ve infiltrated the computer Room. What’s your situation?
      

      Raiden:

             Emma’s safe. We’re heading your way.
      

      Otacon:

             (Sigh of relief) Good job!
      

      Snake:

             Shell 1’s deserted. Looks like everybody’s aboard Arsenal.
      

      Otacon:

             I had a look at the system but there’s nothing I can do. EE’s our
             only hope.
      

      Raiden:

             Right... I’ll put her on then.
      

      Otacon:

             Huh? EE? How...?
      

      Raiden:

             I’ll use my Codec as a relay.
      

      Otacon:

             Ahem, umm... (clears his throat, practices a few vocal exercises)
      

      Raiden:

             Here she is...
      

      Emma:

             (Hesitantly) Uh... Hal...?
      

      Codec screen – Otacon is displayed in place of Raiden. Otacon can be moved, but he cannot respond with words or grunts of acknowledgement.

      Otacon:

             (Hesitant) Ah... EE? Is that you?
      

      Emma:

             Hal...
      

      Not sure whether her response is a rejection or welcome, he isn’t sure what to say.

      Otacon:

             EE...
      

      Otacon can’t bring himself to apologize to Emma.

      Otacon:

             Uh... Why’re you involved with Metal Gear? (nuclear weapons)
      

      Emma:

             Huh??? (Rattled from the sudden change of subject when she was
             expecting a greeting)
      

      This was not the reunion that Emma expected.

      Otacon:

             You knew our family’s dark history, and still got involved!? What’s
             wrong with you!? (aggressive)
      

      Emma:

             I should have known... (Disappointed)
      

      Emma’s at a loss as to how to react to her long-lost brother’s words.

      Otacon:

             Answer me! Why are you repeating the same mistake?
      

      Emma:

             ...
      

      Reacting to Otacon’s words, Emma takes on a harder approach.

      Emma:

             I wanted to hurt you... I wanted to see you suffer...
      

      Otacon:

             EE...?
      

      Emma:

             You abandoned me –-
      

      Otacon:

             No! That’s not what happened...
      

      Snake cuts into the conversation. Snake appears in Otacon’s display screen.

      Snake:

             Alright -– that’s enough!
      

      Otacon:

             ...(a little relieved from the respite)
      

      Emma:

             Who are you?
      

      Snake:

             I’m a friend of Otacon’s, Emma.
      

      Emma:

             Otacon... (whispering the name preciously)
      

      Snake:

             Enough with the sibling rivalry.
      

      Emma:

             That’s not what this is!!
      

      Snake:

             We haven’t got time for this! Raiden! Get her over here, right now!
      

      Emma falters after hearing Snake’s sharp words.

      Emma:

             I –- I ...
      

      Raiden appears is Snake’s display. Cutting Emma off, he replies.

      Raiden:

             Gotcha, Snake. I’ll head over there with Emma.
      

      Snake:

             Most of the enemy’s aboard Arsenal. But I suggest you be careful.
             Make sure Emma gets here in one piece.
      

      Otacon:

             Raiden... take care of my sister.
      

      Raiden:

             Don’t worry. I’ll get her there.
      

      Raiden breaks communications.

      To the game.


      P062_01_P01 Emma and the AI polygon demo 1 (MC) Shell 2 Core, level B1, front of the water’s surface.

      Raiden moves along with Emma. They pass the filter chamber, and stop in front of a flooded stairway that disappears below the water’s surface.

      Raiden:

             Emma, Snake and Hal are waiting for us in Shell 1’s Computer Room.
      

      Emma doesn’t reply. She stares at the water before her.

      Raiden:

             I’ve got this disc that the President gave me...
      

      Raiden shows Emma the MO disc.

      Raiden:

             This disc is supposed to contain a virus that can corrupt Arsenal
             Gear’s operating system. We need you to... (install it)
      

      Staring at the MO, Emma cuts Raiden off at mid-speech.

      Emma:

             This... this is my program...
      

      Raiden:

             What?
      

      Emma:

             Why did the President give it to you?
      

      Raiden:

             ...
      

      Emma:

             Did something happen to the President?
      

      Saying nothing, Raiden puts away the MO disc.

      Go to Emma and the AI 2 movie demo 1


      P062_02_M01 Emma and the AI 2 movie demo 1 (President’s death flashback) Movie

      Polygon demo sequence (flashback/polygon demo of the President’s death) Scene where Ocelot kills the President. The President’s last breath.

      Raiden:

             The President... he’s dead.
      

      Emma:

             What...? (She reacts as if she’s not accustomed to death)
      

      Raiden:

             You actually wrote this virus?
      

      Emma:

             It’s not really a virus... it’s more like a worm cluster (a coined
             term for a set of worms). It’s actually a delayed effect autonomous
             program that’s designed to invade GW’s cerebrum and render it’s nerve
             connections useless.
      

      Raiden:

             You know what GW is?
      

      Emma:

             Of course... I created it.
      

      Raiden:

             ...(Surprised)
      

      Emma:

             You look surprised.
      

      Raiden:

             Uh... Well...
      

      Emma:

             Cat got your tongue? (Playfully. Knowing that he thought she was ‘just
             a girl’)
      

      Raiden:

             Sorry, I... how about the ‘Patriots’? Ever heard of ‘em?
      

      Emma:

             Yes. But I only know what I’ve been told.
      

      Raiden:

             (Didn’t imagine Emma was in so deep) Can you tell me what you know?
      

      Emma:

             Uh, sure. But it’s hard to put into words.
      

      Raiden:

             Right... (recalls internal communication
      

      Go to Emma and the AI 3 Codec demo 1


      P062_03_R01 Emma and the AI 3 Codec demo 1 Codec screen

      Raiden:

             Are you reading me, Emma?
      

      Emma:

             Yes -- loud and clear.
      

      Raiden:

             The President said that Arsenal Gear was the Patriots’ key to
             supremacy.
      

      Emma:

             ...That’s as good as a description as any.
      

      Raiden:

             What exactly is it?
      

      Emma:

             It’s a massive data processing system capable of controlling
             information on a global scale.
      

      Raiden:

             A data processing system...? (Thought it was a weapon)
      

      Emma:

             That’s right. The system’s a social device for maintaining the
             Patriots’ control.
      

      Raiden:

             You’ve lost me.
      

      Emma:

             In this day and age, information emerges from every direction, and is
             freely distributed...
      

      Emma:

             A variety of information -– gathered by servers employing the latest
             in high-speed communication networks and P2P technology -– is rapidly
             circulated to individuals. In fact, the speed of the circulation
             process is accelerating on an almost daily basis.
      

      Emma:

             That Patriots seem to be afraid of this development. Apparently, they
             believe that their role will shift from dominant to dominated.
      

      Raiden:

             ?
      

      Emma:

             Let me give you an example. You’re aware of Solid Snake’s Anti-Metal
             Gear activities, aren’t you?
      

      Raiden:

             Yeah –-I know a little about it.
      

      Emma:

             That’s just a small example of uncontrolled information. I can
             guarantee you the Patriots did not want Solid Snake’s name
             publicized.
      

      Emma:

             Now look at it like this... political scandal, corporate
             corruption... up till now, the Patriots have managed to keep a lid on
             these and other self-serving events. But with their existing data
             processing system, they are no longer able to effectively control the
             flow of information generated at an individual level.
      

      Emma:

             With the newly created system, they can fully regulate the digital
             information. High-level info can be categorized in stages, given
             clearance levels, and deleted as necessary –- never to be seen by the
             public. By deleting such info, the Patriots can shape the course of
             history as they see fit.
      

      Raiden:

             Somebody’s bound to catch on --
      

      Emma:

             No. The memory capacity –- not to mention the lifespan –- of the
             average individual is extremely limited. On the other hand, digital
             information lasts virtually forever... it doesn’t deteriorate.
      

      Raiden:

             So...?
      

      Emma:

             The alphabet... 26 letters, right? It could’ve been 30 letters. What
             if the 4 deleted letters were controlled by a program?
      

      Raiden:

             Impossible.
      

      Emma:

             It’s not. In fact, something similar is already underway. Do you know
             how many genes exist in an individual?
      

      Raiden:

             About 30 to 40 thousand.
      

      Emma:

             Right. That’s what was announced at the end of the century. But
             there’s actually 100 thousand, according to the original theory
             advanced by the scientific community. Information regarding the
             remaining 60 thousand was suppressed by the Patriots.
      

      Raiden:

             No...
      

      Emma:

             Why? How would you know? Do you know what a gene looks like? Did you
             count them yourself?
      

      Raiden:

             There are research organizations... (they’d realize)
      

      Emma:

             Of course... and their reports have already been subtly altered.
             They’re even beginning to believe the doctored reports. GW is a
             system that allows the Patriots to decide what will be recorded in
             tomorrow’s history.
      

      Raiden:

              So what we’re talking about here is one huge censorship system for
              deleting information which might be inconvenient for the Patriots?
      

      Emma:

             Exactly. The actual, physical core for handling the task –GW- is
             installed in Arsenal. It’s the only system in the world with an optic
             neural AI that has a parallel processing capacity of 980 trillion
             hammets. (A unit coined to express levels of complexity)
      

      Raiden:

             I supposed that being a specialist in neural AI and complex logic
             played a role in your association with the Metal Gear project?
      

      Emma:

             That’s not the only reason... (this is in reference to her feelings
             for Otacon)
      

      Raiden:

             What do you mean?
      

      Emma:

             ...(blushing)
      

      Raiden:

             I guess there’re plenty of other reasons. (Raiden is incapable of
             dealing with the feelings of others. Hence, he pretends to understand
             but isn’t really aware of what’s going on.)
      

      Emma:

             Yes, there are –- (Actually, she’s hoping he’ll ask)
      

      Raiden:

             I understand.
      

      Emma:

             Do you? (She feels like he’s sidestepped the issue. She thinks that
             he wouldn’t be able to begin to understand her feelings.)
      

      Raiden:

             So Arsenal Gear was actually designed to protect the GW system,
             wasn’t it? (Raiden fails to recognize Emma’s emotional state.)
      

      Emma:

             Uh... yes. It’s armed with everything including nuclear weapons, and
             is fully equipped with cyber-terrorist countermeasures. Physically
             and logically, it’s the ultimate fortress for housing GW.
      

      Raiden:

             But is the AI actually capable of controlling everything?
      

      Emma:

             No. GW is only the system’s core. The actual sub-system for executing
             the task exists with our social structure...
      

      Raiden:

             What!?
      

      Go to Emma and the AI 4 movie demo 2


      P062_04_M02 Emma and the AI movie demo 2 Movie

      Demo consisting of actual footage. Actual footage: The Y2K problem/Millennium countdown Shot of an office lined with computers and monitors.

      Emma:

             Do you remember the panic that gripped the computer industry prior to
             the end of the century?
      

      Raiden:

             You mean the Y2K problem?
      

      Emma:

             That’s right. If you recall, our won government supplied the world
             with a countermeasure program – using the internet at full capacity.
             The program was distributed to every governmental organization...
             every key facility... throughout the world. In addition, the same
             program was included in an OS application for distribution among the
             public.
      

      Go to Emma and the AI 5 Codec demo 2


      P062_05_R02 Emma and the AI 5 Codec demo 2 (Emma internal) Codec screen

      Raiden:

            Let me guess... the Y2K countermeasure contained a program designed by
            the Patriots?
      

      Emma:

            Yes. And everything supplied from that day onward contains the same
            program.
      

      Raiden:

            Impossible.
      

      Emma:

             Do you know how a computer operates? Do you really know the basic
             principles of how data is exchanged?
      

      Raiden:

             ...
      

      Emma:

             Nobody’s aware of it, but there’s a sub-system in place. And its
             about to be activated.
      

      Raiden:

             Is that why Solidus wants to burn out every electrical circuit in
             Manhattan with a nuclear blast?
      

      Emma:

             Probably. But the overall system isn’t actually complete.
      

      Raiden:

             What?
      

      Emma:

             It still lacks the necessary factors for judging situations. I heard
             they were planning a major experiment in the next few days, to
             provide complex data for the GW to study. (Emma doesn’t know that
             this incident is actually a part of the experiment, which is
             codenamed the S3 Plan.)
      

      Emma:

             And suddenly all this happens... (People have died because of this
             incident.)
      

      Raiden:

             Emma... it’s not your fault. If it wasn’t for the terrorists...
             (Raiden tries to comfort Emma.)
      

      Emma:

             Yeah... you’re right...
      

      Emma:

             (Realizing that Raiden’s trying to comfort her, Emma lightens up)
              Well... I think that’s about all I know.
      

      Raiden:

             Right... uh, thanks. I think we’d better head for the Computer Room.
      

      Emma:

             My bird is in the Computer Room! Is he safe!?
      

      Go to Emma and the AI 6 polygon demo 2


      P062_06_P02 Emma and the AI 6 polygon demo 2 (NM: The Parrot) Shell 1 Core, floor 1, Computer Room

      Close-up of a parrot in a cage. The voices of Raiden and Emma play over the scene.

      Raiden:

             That noisy, overgrown parakeet?
      

      Emma:

             Excuse me, he’s a parrot... and he’s my best friend –- my only
             friend.
      

      Raiden:

             Well... the bird’s okay.
      

      Emma:

             Good! -– Did you know that in the old days miners used to take a
             canary into the mine shafts to detect toxic gas?
      

      Raiden:

             That’s what’s he’s for...?
      

      Emma:

             No... I really needed someone to talk to...
      

      Raiden:

             Right. I think we’d better get moving.
      

      Go to Emma and the AI 7 polygon demo 3


      P062_07_P03 Emma and the AI 7 polygon demo 3 (in the water) Shell 2 Core, level B1, in the water

      Game visuals/polygon demo (camera proceeds underwater) A view of the flooded route is provided for the user’s review.

      Raiden:

             We’ve got a little longer to cover than the last time. (Emphasis on
             ‘little’)
      

      Emma:

             I’ll give it my best.
      

      Raiden:

             Whatever you do, don’t open your eyes.
      

      Emma:

             Why not?
      

      Raiden:

             A dead body... not a pretty site.
      

      Emma:

             Oh...
      

      An image of Peter’s body appears on screen.

      Raiden:

             Once we get past it, it’ll be too dark to see anything.
      

      Go to Emma and the AI 8 polygon demo 4


      P062_08_P04 Emma and the AI 8 polygon demo 4 (KF) Shell 2 Core, level B1, in front of the water

      Emma puts her glasses away again. Raiden is curious about the chopsticks in her hair.

      Raiden:

             What’re those things in your head?
      

      Emma:

             These?
      

      Emma:

             They lacquered chopsticks.
      

      Emma points at the chopsticks in her hair. Emma actually believes the chopsticks are hair ornaments.

      Emma:

             They hold your hair in place. Did you know they’re pretty popular in
             Europe and South America?
      

      Raiden:

             Can’t say that I do... you’re not only cute, but smart too.
      

      Emma:

             Oooh, I’m much more than cute...
      

      Emma smiles radiantly. Raiden wipes the smile off his face and takes on a serious expression.

      Raiden:

             Okay... let’s go!
      

      Raiden and Emma slip underwater.

      Go to the game screen To the game [...] <Plant Chapter> From “AG launch 1”

           To “AG launch 23”
      


      P070_01_P01 AG launch 1 polygon demo 1 (MC) Shell 1, level B2, Computer Room

      Fade in. Raiden finally arrives at the Computer Room. Otacon holds Emma’s hand as he holds her up in his arms. Emma lies there exhausted. Otacon ignores Raiden as he enters the room. Snake stands alongside a computer terminal.

      Raiden:

             How’s Emma?
      

      Snake looks in Emma’s direction.

      Snake:

             I think he got some internal organs...
      

      Emma’s back and abdomen are soaked in red. The two men stand at a distance from Emma and Otacon.

      Snake:

             We can’t stop the bleeding.
      

      Otacon has tears in his eyes.

      Emma:

             Hh... Hal?
      

      Her sight failing her, Emma reaches out with her hands to find Otacon.

      Otacon:

             I’m here...
      

      Otacon tries to comfort a shivering Emma. Snake pulls his eyes away from Emma and chokes out a whisper.

      Snake:

             Got the disc?
      

      Raiden shows Snake the MO disc. Snake nods his head. Snake jerks his head towards the computer terminal.

      Snake:

             Emma’s set everything up. Apparently, all you have to do is pop in
             the disc. (He doesn’t really understand how it all works)
      

      Taking the disc from Raiden, Snake inserts it into the terminal. A screen is displayed showing the data being loaded from the MO disc to Arsenal’s AI.

      Snake:

             Um... that should insert the virus into the AI... (But he’s not
             really sure)
      

      A bar on the screen continues to extend, indicating that the LOAD is proceeding.

      Raiden:

             Is it working?
      

      Snake:

             Just leave it to Emma. (He hasn’t got the faintest idea)
      

      According to the on-screen bar, 80% of the data has been loaded. Suddenly, a warning virus rings out! A virus detection program has been activated. A warning appears on the display screen.

      Snake:

             What the --!?
      

      Snake turns to Otacon. With Emma still in his arms, Otacon looks toward the screen.

      Otacon:

             An antibody agent!?
      

      A disconnection notice appears on the display screen.

      Snake:

             Damn! The connections been cut!
      

      Snake and Raiden close around the screen.

      Raiden:

             Is the virus upload complete?
      

      Snake:

             I don’t think so. The count’s stopped at 90%.
      

      “90%” is displayed on the screen.

      Snake:

             Otacon...? (What’s going on?)
      

      Otacon:

             I don’t think Emma’s made any mistakes...
      

      Raiden:

             But...
      

      Otacon:

             A portion of the worm cluster might’ve been altered after the disc
             left Emma’s hands.
      

      Raiden:

             By the Patriots? (The Patriots had modified the program so it would
             wipe any data regarding their existence)
      

      Snake:

             Will the virus work?
      

      Otacon:

             I have no idea...
      

      Raiden and Snake look at each other. The terminal’s monitor screen is displayed.

      The monitor screen cuts off.

      Unaware of the situation, Emma begins to mumble. Snake takes the disc out of the terminal.

      Emma:

             Hal... It’s alright. Everything’s alright.
      

      With her hearing now failing her, Emma hasn’t heard the exchange between Snake and company. Otacon looks at Snake as if to ask how he should reply. Snake shakes his head.

      Otacon:

             Uh... it’s alright. Everything’s alright.
      

      Emma:

             Good... At least I... I won’t be adding... another page to our
             family’s dark... history...
      

      Historically, Otacon’s lineage consists of scientists engaged in the development of “evil” weapons. Otacon’s grandfather was involved in the Manhattan Project.

      Otacon:

             Yeah... that’s right...
      

      Snake approaches Raiden and they both whisper so that Emma can’t hear their exchange.

      Raiden:

             What if the virus doesn’t work?
      

      Snake:

             Either destroy that thing or take our Solidus and his men.
      

      Raiden:

             How do we get on board?
      

      Snake:

             I don’t think we can, unless somebody inside gives us a hand.
      

      Snake hints at Olga’s existence. Emma’s condition deteriorates. Abnormal things are happening on the surface of the sea surrounding the plant. With the last of her strength, Emma tightly grips Otacon’s hand.

      Emma:

             Hal, I... I always...
      

      Otacon:

             What is it?
      

      Emma has trouble forming the words. She reaches out and touches Otacon’s glasses.

      Emma:

             ...wanted to see you again...
      

      Go to AG launch 2 polygon demo 2


      P070_02_P02 AG launch 2 polygon demo 2 (NM) Sunset

      Polygon demo sequence (Sun setting over the horizon) A huge sun (telescopic view) representing Emma’s life -– sets over the horizon. The sea sparkles from the light of the setting sun. Voices are heard over the scene. Polygon demo of the landing pier (at the time of the Sniper event).

      Otacon:

             You don’t hate me?
      

      Emma:

             Never... I never wanted to get in your way... I never wanted to hurt
             you... I thought that with Arsenal... if I followed in your
             footsteps... I could be... closer.
      

      Emma:

             I just wanted you to look at me... look at me as a woman.
      

      Otacon:

             EE... I could never do that...
      

      Emma:

             Don’t be so honest. It ...hurts...
      

      Otacon:

             Sorry...
      

      Emma:

             Can I... can I ask you one last favor...?
      

      Otacon:

             Sure.
      

      The sun sinks below the horizon.

      Emma:

             Call me... call me ‘Emma’.
      

      Otacon:

             What...?
      

      Emma:

             Please call me... Emma.
      

      Go to AG launch 3 polygon demo 3


      P070_03_P03 AG launch 3 polygon demo 3 (KF) Shell 1, level B2, Computer Room

      Emma reaches up to try and touch Otacon.

      Otacon:

             What’s wrong with EE?
      

      Emma:

             ...
      

      Her strength is fading, she lowers her hand.

      Otacon:

             Emma...
      

      Emma is smiling with open eyes.

      Otacon:

             Emma?
      

      Emma’s expression is frozen on her face.

      Otacon:

             Emma!? Emma!?
      

      Otacon:

             Answer me!
      

      Otacon breaks into tears. Snake and Raiden watch over him. Otacon has removed his glasses and is mumbling in Emma’s ears.

      Go to AG launch 4 polygon demo 4


      P070_04_P04 AG launch 4 polygon demo 4 (NM) Sunset polygon demo sequence (A dark sea after the sun is et over the horizon)

      Otacon:

             I didn’t... I didn’t leave you because of the accident...
      

      Otacon:

             I had... I had a relationship with your mother. She seduced me... and
             it went on... My father’s death... was no accident. He took his own
             life... it was my fault. All my fault. Forgive me, Emma...
      

      FO/FI

      Go to AG launch 5 polygon demo 5


      P070_05_P05 AG launch 5 polygon demo 5 (KF) Shell 1 Core, level B2, Computer Room

      A number of minutes have passed following Emma’s death. As if aware that Emma has passed away, her caged parrot starts squawking. Putting on his glasses, Otacon reaches out to the parrot. The bird moves onto Otacon’s hand.

      Parrot:

             Hal.
      

      Otacon approaches the birdcage and gingerly removes the parrot.

      Parrot:

             Hal.
      

      Gently holding the parrot in both hands, Otacon crumbles into tears.

      Otacon:

             (Sob!)
      

      Suddenly, the facility echoes with an announcement from an enemy commander.

      Announcer:

             Attention! Arsenal Gear is ready for launch! Evacuate the upper
             levels immediately!
      

      Snake:

             Sounds like they’re cutting this area loose!
      

      Raiden:

             What do you mean?
      

      Otacon suddenly starts crying and speaks up. His white jacket is stained red with Emma’s blood.

      Otacon:

             It means we’re gonna sink...
      

      Snake:

             We have to get the hostages out!
      

      Raiden:

             What about the Kamov repairs?
      

      Otacon:

             Done...
      

      Raiden:

             We won’t be able to get everybody aboard...
      

      Snake:

             We’ll just have to take as many as we can.
      

      Otacon:

             My sister...
      

      Otacon glances at Emma and comes to a decision.

      Otacon:

             ...won’t be able to come with us. (convinces himself)
      

      Announcer:

             We will be commencing the countdown shortly...
      

      Announcer:

             Personnel in the upper levels – head for the evacuation area
             immediately.
      

      Otacon crosses Emma’s hands over her chest and stands up.

      Go to AG launch 6 movie demo 1


      P070_06_M01 AG launch 6 movie demo 1 (Wolf’s death) Movie

      Images from the previous game. (polygon demo) Create movie of “Wolf’s Death” from previous game.

      Otacon:

             (Mumbling to himself) I’m always the survivor...
      

      Otacon:

             ...Why, Wolf?
      

      Go to AG launch 7 polygon demo 6


      P070_07_P06 AG launch 7 polygon demo 6 (KF+MC) Shell 1 Core, level B2, Computer Room

      Snake:

             Otacon, take care of the hostages.
      

      Otacon:

             What about you guys?
      

      Snake:

             We got other arrangements...
      

      Otacon:

             ?
      

      Raiden turns towards Snake as if to ask what the “other arrangements” might be.

      Snake:

             There’s our ride out of here.
      

      Snake points a finger at the massive access hatch of Arsenal Gear, which can be seen from a nearby window.

      Snake:

             Anyway, we’re going to have to sink that thing if the virus doesn’t
             work.
      

      Otacon:

             I should be going with you.
      

      Snake shakes his head in refusal.

      Snake:

             You’ve got your job, we’ve got ours.
      

      Otacon:

             You mean I’d only get in your way... (Feeling bitter about his
             helplessness)
      

      Snake:

             Wrong. Only you can save those hostages. Got it?
      

      Gripping Otacon by his shoulders, Snake reassures him. Smiling, Otacon, nods his head.

      Otacon:

             Yeah... right...
      

      Otacon addresses the two men.

      Otacon:

             Listen. The two of you won’t be able to destroy that thing.
      

      Otacon speaks to Snake.

      Otacon:

             Eliminate the enemy... That’s your only option.
      

      Snake and company walk out of the room.

      Shell 1 Core, level B2, In front of the AG access hatch. The men stop in front of Arsenal’s access hatch. The entry looks solid and secure. A nearby sign reads “Arsenal Gear – No Unauthorized Entry” (tentative). Raiden looks at Snake. Snake gives a slight nod of the head. The parrot cries out again.

      Parrot:

             Hal...
      

      Parrot:

             Hal...
      

      Parrot:

             Hal...
      

      Parrot:

             Hal...
      

      The parrot chants as if performing an incantation. Otacon lets out a primal scream.

      Otacon:

             EE... Damn...!! Aaauuuh!
      

      Venting his pain and sorrow, Otacon rams his head against the wall.

      Snake:

             Otacon! Try to get as many hostages out as you can. It’s a short
             flight to the shore, so don’t worry about overloading the Kamov.
      

      Otacon:

             Leave it to me.
      

      Snake and Otacon embrace each other.

      Announcer:

             ...I repeat! Personnel in the upper levels... head for the evacuation
             area immediately!
      

      The evacuation announcement is repeated over the speakers.

      Snake:

             I’m counting on you, Otacon.
      

      With the parrot in his arms, Otacon heads for the elevator. Otacon disappears behind the closing doors of the elevator. The elevator goes up.

      Parrot:

             Hal... I miss you...
      

      Alone in the small compartment, Otacon breaks down and weeps openly.

      Parrot:

             I miss you... I miss you...
      

      Otacon cries out again in agony. He addresses the parrot as if it were Emma.

      Otacon:

             You and me... we’re the same...
      

      Go to AG launch 8 polygon demo 7


      P070_-8_P07 AG launch 8 polygon demo 7 (NM) Recollection Game screen (polygon demo) recollection sequence

      From the outside of the elevator to a long view of Shell 1. Otacon’s voice is heard over the sequence. Motion capture will not be used. (Possible use of Wolf’s polygon demo from the previous game) On the other hand, edited images of Emma’s face in death, or her first appearance (polygon demo) may be used in the recollection sequence.

      Otacon:

             Both you and I... We were always alone... always...
      

      Otacon:

             We only wanted to be loved... we were always waiting –- waiting for
             somebody... somebody who would love us...
      

      Otacon:

             But we were wrong... You can’t wait to be loved. You have to go out
             and find it. Four years ago... I realized that you can’t just wish
             for a happy family. You have to make it happen...
      

      Otacon:

             I just wish I knew that sooner. I learned that I could love... as you
             probably did... Emma...
      

      Overlap the scene with Wolf’s death scene and other scenes from the previous game.

      Go to AG launch 9 polygon demo 8


      P070_09_P08 AG launch 9 polygon demo 8 Shell 1 core, level B2, In front of the AG Entrance

      Front of Arsenal’s Entrance. Raiden and Snake have seen Otacon off. Without a word, Snake hands Raiden the virus disc. (The disc is actually a fake)

      Raiden:

             You think he’s gonna be okay?
      

      Snake:

             He’s tougher that he looks. Consider it done.
      

      Raiden:

             Now. How do we open this thing?
      

      Snake grins.

      Snake:

             You can come out now!
      

      On Snake’s signal, a ninja (Olga) drops from the ceiling.

      Raiden:

             A ninja...? What the...?
      

      Ninja:

             Arsenal’s going to take off.
      

      Raiden tries to ask Snake what’s going on. Expressionless, Snake simply ignores him.

      Ninja:

             We still need you to take care of a few things...
      

      Drawing the sword from the scabbard at her hip, Olga holds Raiden back. The sword point is held directly in front of Raiden’s eyes.

      Ninja:

             This time, do not fail us.
      

      Raiden:

             Snake! What’s this all about!?
      

      There is no response from Snake, who stands at ease nearby.

      Snake:

             Bed time, Raiden.
      

      Raiden:

             !
      

      Raiden’s hand goes for his gun.

      Snake:

             I wouldn’t do that!
      

      Raiden:

             You’re changing sides now!?
      

      Snake:

             Changing sides? I don’t recall saying I was on yours.
      

      Raiden:

             Damn it.
      

      The Ninja switches off her face shield. The shield clears up to reveal Olga’s face.

      Raiden:

             You!
      

      Olga:

             Ready for some shuteye?
      

      Olga renders Raiden unconscious with her sword.

      Raiden:

             Ungh!
      

      The nanomachines in Raiden resonate with Olga’s sword, releasing plasma bolts. In short, by using the nanomachines inside Raiden, Olga is able to render him unconscious. This is explained via standard radio.

      Arsenal goes into operation! Shell 1 and 2 are flooded upon being cut loose! Dark waters flood in from all sides! The sea bubbles up as something huge climbs to the surface. Sitting behind the controls of the Kamov, Otacon watches the extraordinary event from above. At this point, the user is only allowed a glimpse to indicate the massive size of AG. Detailed proportions may be shown.

      FO

      Go to AG launch 10 Codec demo 1


      P070_10_R01 AG launch 10 Codec demo 1 (mandatory Rose CALL) Codec screen

      Codec screen fades in. Rose’s face appears in the Codec window. Raiden’s window is distorted.

      Rose:

             Jack? Are you reading me? Do you want to save your mission data up
             to this point?
      

      The following selections are displayed; “Save” ”Don’t Save”

      Rose:

             Your mission data’s been saved.
      

      Go to AG launch 11 movie demo 2

      P0070_11_M02 AG launch 11 movie demo 2 (Torture from previous game) Movie

      Raiden regains consciousness in a torture chamber. It is a first-person scene that fades in slowly. As in the previous game, the ceiling of the chamber can be seen. Although Raiden cannot see himself at this point, he has been stripped naked. Similar to the torture machine in the previous game, his arms and legs are restrained and is a prisoner of Ocelot. The torture chamber is depicted with the same model graphics(or similar image) as the previous game. He is already inside Arsenal Gear. Ambient sounds similar to that of a submarine running underwater can be heard. Solidus and Ocelot are also in the torture chamber. Raiden’s eyes are locked on the ceiling as he hears the voices of Solidus and Ocelot echo in his ears. The two believe that Raiden is still unconscious. A flashback montage(movie) will be prepared using the torture scene from MGS (recorded from the previous game). From the user’s view, Solidus will look like Liquid. In between, this game’s first-person sequence will be filmed and inserted. Voices will be modified with an echo effect. At the outset, everything is dark.

      Solidus:

             Is he alive?
      

      Ocelot:

             He was when Olga brought him in.
      

      Fade in slowly. Ocelot(from the previous game) stands in front of Raiden.

      Ocelot:

             I’ve checked everything including the Genome data, but there’s
             nothing on this guy.
      

      Ocelot:

             NSA, CIA, FBI... he doesn’t exist in any database.
      

      Ocelot:

             He’s a non-existent operative from a non-existent organization.
      

      Solidus:

             I suspected as much. However, I know this man...
      

      Ocelot:

             ?
      

      Solidus:

             Wake him up.
      

      The movie sequence plays up to this point.

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      P070_12_I01 AG launch 12 Interactive first-person demo 1 AG Torture Chamber

      Ocelot switches on the torture bed(sound insert).

      The bed on which Raiden is restrained rises to an upright position. As the sequence is played out in the first-person, the scenery rises into view. During this period, control input is possible though this sequence is a demo. By raising the bed, the first-person view of the ceiling shifts over to a full view of the room in which the torture bed is located. The room is partitioned by glass and is equipped with the latest in medical equipment. Past the glass, steel bars – like a prison – can be seen. Cables emerge from the foot of the torture bed, sprawling across the floor like arteries. (same specs as in the previous game)

      When the bed is upright, Solidus becomes visible. Solidus is wearing a black suit (powered), which resembles a suit of armor. He wears what appears to be a muffler (snake-like tentacle) around his neck and an eye patch over his left eye (injury from the Harrier event). Seeing Raiden’s face, he approaches a dew steps. With the eye patch, he looks just like Big Boss. Moreover, he looks exactly like Snake.

      He looks at Raiden as if he’s gazing at an old friend. Puffs of white vapor appear each time Solidus and Ocelot breathe out.

      Solidus:

             It’s been a while, hasn’t it... Jack the Ripper?
      

      Ocelot:

             You know this fellow?
      

      Quickly glaring at Ocelot, Solidus turns back to Raiden.

      Solidus:

             You remember me, don’t you?
      

      Solidus addresses him like an old friend, but Raiden doesn’t reply.

      Solidus:

             You’ve grown.
      

      The tentacle around Solidus’ neck stretches out and wraps itself around Raiden’s neck. At this point, all directional input is disabled in the first- person sequence.

      Raiden:

             (Gasps for breath)
      

      Another snake tentacle extends from Solidus to lightly scan Raiden’s mind. The first-person view suddenly flashes!

      Solidus:

             High-concentration of cerebral implants... (delivered with a mixture
             of pity and scorn) Have they altered your memory, too?
      

      Solidus is referring to the intravenous nanomachines in Raiden. The nanomachines are capable of memory manipulation through connecting or stimulating synapses. By arranging a nerve circuit within the dormant portion of the brain, the nanomachines generate a “vision” of the Colonel. This is explained later.

      Raiden:

             Aaaaaaarghaah!!! (screams and groans)
      

      First-person view flashes!

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      P070_13_P09 AG launch 13 polygon demo 9 AG Torture Chamber

      Solidus withdraws his tentacles.

      Solidus:

             This is my son...
      

      An exhausted Raiden. He breathes out puffs of white mist.

      Solidus:

             I taught him everything...
      

      Rubbing the edge of his eye patch, Solidus reminisces.

      Solidus:

             Jack... I never thought I’d see you again...
      

      Raiden:

             You know me? (similar situation to Snake in the previous game)
      

      Solidus:

             You don’t remember?
      

      Solidus:

             Your name... your skills... everything you know... you learned from
             me.
      

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      P070_14_M03 AG launch 14 movie demo 3 Movie

      Actual footage of a youth soldier is displayed.

      Solidus:

             The Eighties... the Liberian civil war. You were one of the best
             among the child soldiers that fought in that conflict.
      

      Solidus:

             When you were barely ten years old, you became the platoon leader of
             the ‘small boy unit’. At the time, your outstanding kill record
             earned you several nicknames, including ‘White Devil’ and ‘Jack the
             Ripper’.
      

      The representation of the “Sons of Liberty” flag (snake and opposing stripes) sewn on Solidus’ suit collar overlaps with the Liberian flag.

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      P070_15_M04 AG launch 15 movie demo 4 Movie

      Movie images created from pictures. Raiden (as a child) hiding.

      Solidus:

             Jack, I was your godfather, I named you. When the war ended, you
             disappeared from the relief center. I wondered what happened to
             you... I should have know they would recruit you.
      

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      P070_16_P10 AG launch 16 polygon demo 10 AG Torture Chamber

      With their backs to Raiden, Ocelot and Solidus speak to each other. Behind them, Raiden listens to their conversation. Raiden is naked.

      Ocelot:

             It’s an interesting coincidence... (He knows it wasn’t a coincidence
             at all.)
      

      Solidus:

             If he’s a lackey for the Patriots, I doubt that he knows anything of
             interest.
      

      Ocelot:

             What should we do with him?
      

      Solidus:

             We’ll use him like you suggested... (Use Raiden as bait to draw out
             any Patriots’ spies who have infiltrated their organization)
      

      They look at Raiden’s face.

      Ocelot:

             What about Dead Cell?
      

      Solidus:

             Ignore them.
      

      Snake is nearby, triggering pain in Ocelot’s wrist. Ocelot bits down hard on his right arm to regain self-control.

      Solidus:

             Happening again?
      

      Seeing ocelot’s condition, Solidus curtly comments.

      Ocelot:

             Could it be that he’s here too? (Emphasis on ‘he’)
      

      Solidus:

             Hmph. (Convinced that there are traitors among his men)
      

      Understanding Solidus’ response, Ocelot starts walking.

      Solidus:

             In another hour, we demonstrate the power of Arsenal Gear.
      

      Ocelot:

             Attack with standard weapons, of course? (A diversionary effort
             making it look like they intend to attack?)
      

      Solidus:

             Yes. We proceed as planned.
      

      Ocelot:

             At last report, all is well with ‘GW’.
      

      Solidus:

             Hm. (seemingly satisfied) How about our troops?
      

      Ocelot:

             The men are being outfitted with Arsenal Gear equipment as ordered.
      

      Ocelot looks at Solidus’ eye patch.

      Ocelot:

             You’re the spitting image of Big Boss.
      

      Solidus laughs loudly.

      Solidus:

             Ha, ha, ha... Is that so? Perhaps I should ve grateful to this kid
             for that.
      

      Solidus leaves through the south door. His departure is executed in a similar manner as Liquid in the previous game. Raiden is left alone with Ocelot.

      FO/FI

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      P070_17_P11 AG launch 17 polygon demo 11 (MC+KF) AG Torture Chamber

      Ocelot approaches Raiden.

      Ocelot:

             This situation... I find it very... nostalgic.
      

      Raiden:

             Where am I?
      

      Raiden is starting to recover.

      Ocelot:

             Why, inside Arsenal of course.
      

      Glances up at the ceiling. Arsenal Gear is cruising under the sea.

      Ocelot:

             Actually, we’re also inside the memory of Shadow Moses.
      

      Ocelot views Raiden’s naked figure. He pulls an MO disc out of his pocket and holds it up for Raiden to see.

      Ocelot:

             I’ll take this back. You don’t need this anymore, do you?
      

      Ocelot puts away the MO disc. Following his cryptic comments, he steals the MO. (He works for the Patriots) Since the Patriots have lost Arsenal Gear to Solidus –- their plans did not include the launch -– they hope to stop it by destroying the AI with the virus.

      Olga enters the room. She’s wearing the same outfit as in the Big Shell Chapter. Ocelot breaks off his conversation with Raiden.

      Ocelot:

             A foul wind is blowing... We shall speak again.
      

      Olga and Ocelot don’t get along. Olga doesn’t know that Ocelot works for the Patriots. Ocelot leaves the room.

      Raiden glares at Olga.

      Olga:

             Don’t move.
      

      Following the whispered command, Olga checks the vicinity.

      Olga:

             Stay as you are...
      

      Olga doesn’t face the camera.

      Olga:

             We’re being monitored by a camera.
      

      There’s an active security camera on the ceiling. Olga stands with her back turned to it. Her expression cannot be seen with the camera.

      Raiden:

             What are you up to?
      

      Olga:

             I’m switching over to nanocommunication.
      

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      P070_18_R02 AG launch 18 Codec demo 2 (Olga internal) Codec screen

      Raiden:

             Mister X...? Ninja...?
      

      Olga:

             Correct... it’s me.
      

      Raiden:

             I thought you were the leader of the Russian troops...
      

      Olga:

             No. (A tortured expression) That was just a smoke screen.
      

      Raiden:

             A smoke screen?
      

      Olga:

             I was sent to provide you support.
      

      Raiden:

             Support? Who sent you? The Colonel?
      

      Olga:

             No... The Patriots.
      

      Raiden:

             What!?
      

      Olga:

             I... I deceived my troops... betrayed them...
      

      Raiden:

             But why?
      

      Olga:

             My child is... being held hostage by the Patriots.
      

      Olga:

             It all started 2 years ago when I lost my father (Sergei) during the
             tanker incident.
      

      Olga:

             My men(Gurlukovich’s troops) and I had nowhere to go... So we joined
             forces with an illegal Russian organization.
      

      Raiden:

             The Russian Mafia?
      

      Olga:

             Something like that. Actually, I learned much later that it was a
             subordinate organization to the Patriots.
      

      Olga:

             I was expecting at the time. When I gave birth to my child, it turned
             out I was in a hospital run by the Patriots. In the morning... my
             child was gone. My baby is being kept somewhere in this country.
      

      Raiden:

             Have you even met your child?
      

      Olga:

             No. Once a month, they send me a photo of my child via network. I’ve
             never even held the child in my own arms...
      

      Raiden:

             I see... (Actually, Raiden understands very little about a mother’s
             feelings for her child)
      

      Raiden:

             Given your situation, nobody can blame you for what you did.
      

      Olga:

             That’s your opinion... (Olga believes she’s accountable for her
             betrayal)
      

      Raiden:

             What about Snake? I thought you two were enemies...
      

      Olga:

             He wasn’t responsible for my father’s death. Actually, we owe him our
             lives.
      

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      P070_19_M05 AG launch 19 movie demo 5 Movie

      Polygon movie recollection sequence. Game screen images(edited for movie use) Images taken from the final sequence of the Tanker Chapter Snake vs. Olga/Communication with the Colonel/Olga holding her stomach

      Olga:

             Two years ago, they were responsible for getting us out from the
             sinking tanker alive...
      

      Raiden:

             So you were partners since the incident?
      

      Olga:

             No. I only found out the truth shortly before this.
      

      Raiden:

             Huh?
      

      Olga:

             When I confronted him here...
      

      Raiden:

             You fought with Snake!? When?
      

      Olga:

             Well... It was around the time you were holding hands with that girl.
      

      An image of Raiden with Emma in tow appears on-screen.

      Raiden:

             Snake...
      

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      P070_20_R03 AG launch 20 Codec demo 3 (Olga internal) Codec screen

      Raiden:

             (a little sarcastically) So you joined hands with him to pay back a
             debt?
      

      Olga:

             No. Mutual gain...
      

      Raiden:

             (A little surprised to hear that comment from a native of a communist
             country) Mutual Gain?
      

      Olga:

             My job was to assist you. If Solidus gets away with Arsenal, your
             mission is a failure. The Patriots would judge that as failure on my
             part and terminate my child. Putting it simply, my child’s life
             depends on your success.
      

      Raiden:

             So you did it all for your child. But why would the Patriots want to
             help me? Are they hoping I’ll take Solidus out?
      

      Olga:

             No. You’re just like me... we’re just pawns...
      

      Raiden:

             Pawns for what purpose?
      

      Olga:

             The S3 plan...
      

      Raiden:

             ?
      

      Olga:

             You’ll figure it out sooner or later -- but I wonder if you’ll
             handle the truth? (She’s talking about Rose)
      

      Raiden:

             What do you mean?
      

      Olga:

             Listen... we haven’t got the time for this. Solidus will commence his
             attack any minute. He’s got to be stopped.
      

      Raiden:

             What about the virus?
      

      Olga:

             No results so far. I think the Patriots have tampered with the
             program.
      

      Raiden:

             Will it work?
      

      Olga:

             I don’t know...
      

      Raiden:

             Get me out of this thing.
      

      Olga:

             Not yet. I’ll release your restraints after I leave this room.
      

      Raiden:

             Where’s my gear?
      

      Olga:

             Snake’s got everything. I couldn’t bring it here.
      

      Raiden:

             And where do I find Snake?
      

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      P070_21_P12 AG launch 21 polygon demo 12 (NM: Passageway to the Hanger) AG Hanger

      Advance polygon demo (Passageway to the Hanger) Camera moves down the passageway. There are RAY’s along both sides. There are no Tengu soldiers.

      Olga:

             The passageway ahead heads to a hanger. He’ll be waiting there. I
             gave him a key card for the hanger.
      

      Raiden:

             Does Snake plan to destroy Arsenal Gear?
      

      Olga:

             No. Even for Snake, its impossible to completely destroy this thing.
             The only option is to stop Solidus and his men.
      

      Raiden:

             What’re you going to do?
      

      Olga:

             Stay concealed. That’s my role. I still can’t afford to be
             discovered.
      

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      P070_22_I02 AG launch 22 first-person interactive demo 2 AG Torture Chamber

      A first-person view of the torture chamber that can be panned with the directional keys. There’s a camera up ahead.

      Raiden:

             Olga, you can’t keep this up -– they’re bound to find you.
      

      Reacting to Raiden’s comment regarding her discovery, Olga suddenly changes her attitude towards him.

      Olga:

             Listen... I’ll free you in a little while.
      

      Olga:

             Brace yourself.
      

      On her way out, Olga delivers a punishing bow to Raiden’s abdomen.

      Raiden:

             Ugh!
      

      The players life decreases a bit.

      Olga hurries out of the room

      Exiting the room, Olga steps out to the corridor. Raiden follows her by craning his neck. Data can be SAVEd! The Codec can be activated! For a period of time, (about 20 seconds), Raiden is immobile. Should Raiden SEND to Rose, the CALL below will not come in.

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      P070_23_R04 AG launch 23 Codec demo 4 (mandatory Rose CALL) Codec screen

      Rose:

             Jack, are you alright?
      

      Raiden:

             Oh, y-yeah.(Uncomfortable with the revelation of his past)
      

      Rose:

             Jack, is it true? What Solidus said?
      

      Raiden:

             ...Yes.
      

      Rose:

             It’s unbelievable... Drafting small children and sending them to war.
             -– it’s not allowed under international conventions.
      

      Raiden:

             ICC rules don’t mean a lot in war. Someone told me that there are
             over three hundred thousand children (under 18) in combat right now.
             I was just one of them...
      

      Rose:

             So you remember? I thought your memory had been... manipulated by
             them.
      

      Raiden:

             It was —- but I have nightmares every day, pieces of the past I can’t
             put together...
      

      Rose:

             Why didn’t you tell me?
      

      Raiden:

             You couldn’t begin to understand.
      

      Rose:

             You wouldn’t know that until you try me.
      

      Raiden:

             I didn’t want you to get hurt. (A lie. He was protecting himself, not
             her.)
      

      Rose:

             ...
      

      Raiden:

             There was never any real reason for me to fight, except that someone
             put a gun in my hand. And that someone was him(Solidus)...
      

      Rose:

             It wasn’t your fault.
      

      Raiden:

             If I survived the day’s fight, I was praised, fed and had a bed o
             sleep in. I think I was only six when I held my first AK, but I’m not
             even sure of that.
      

      Rose:

             Jack?
      

      Raiden:

             I’m not like Snake. I never questioned why we fought. There was no
             purpose, no way out. They give you a gun, you ask how many to kill.
             If you didn’t, you were the one they shot instead.
      

      Rose:

             It’s OK. No one is blaming you.
      

      Raiden:

             We were shown Hollywood action films every day. The kind with macho
             guys and big guns. They call it image training. Played war games too.
             But with real bullets.
      

      Rose:

             ...
      

      Raiden:

             They -– they built us from the ground up, into killing machines...
      

      Raiden:

             We were fed once a day. I can still taste the gunpowder they mixed
             into the food.
      

      Rose:

             Gunpowder? In the food?
      

      Raiden:

             The gunpowder had toluene in it –- giving it hallucinogenic
             properties. It kept us drugged, controllable.
      

      Rose:

             Oh my God...
      

      Rose starts to sob.

      Raiden:

             When the civil war ended, those of us who survived were taken in by
             NGO’s. they gave me a new life in the States. I can’t complain.
      

      Raiden:

             But nothing’s changed (Slightly choked voice). The only people who
             have no problem with my past have secrets and agendas of their own.
      

      Raiden:

             Terrible nightmares –- every night. I can never forget...
      

      Rose:

             Jack... (weeping)
      

      Raiden:

             I’m afraid of the night. That’s why I don’t sleep next to you.
             (Hoarsely)
      

      Rose:

             You should have told me... (weeping)
      

      Raiden:

             Told you what? That I’m a killer and always have been?
      

      Rose:

             No, no.
      

      Raiden:

             What I hate more than anything else in the world is my own past. I
             didn’t want you  -- or anyone –- to know about it.
      

      Rose:

             ... (the weeping has intensified)
      

      Raiden:

             Now I know why I was chosen for this mission. No one can take him
             (Solidus) on -– take him down -– except me.
      

      Raiden:

             I’ve been kept alive this long for this. I knew, as soon as I saw
             Solidus.
      

      Rose:

             Jack, I love you the way that you are now. You have to believe me.
      

      Raiden:

             ...
      

      Rose:

             I didn’t know anything about you, I admit that. Where you were born,
             how you grew up -– but I know that now. And I know that what I feel
             for you can only get better, and I’ll share in your past if that’s
             the price.
      

      Raiden:

             It doesn’t work that way. No one can share the burden of what I’ve
             done. It’s not one of those warm and fuzzy things couples share.
      

      Rose:

             I accept the good and the bad, Jack. That’s what you do for someone
             you love.
      

      Raiden:

             I don’t want to share my past with anyone. I just want to forget
             about what I’ve done...
      

      Rose:

             (she checks herself, falls silent)
      

      Raiden:

             The last two years with you -– it’s been more than I’ve ever hoped
             for.
      

      Rose:

             Jack...
      

      Raiden:

             But I can’t go any farther.
      

      Raiden:

             I know you want to get married.
      

      Rose:

             I –- (a tinge of embarrassment)
      

      Raiden:

             But--
      

      Raiden:

             I can’t.
      

      Raiden:

             I can’t risk starting a family.
      

      Raiden:

             There’s no way to erase my childhood.
      

      Rose:

             It’s all right, Jack. Please, don’t say anymore... (she is pregnant)
      

      To the game.



      <Plant Chapter> From “Escape from torture chamber”

       To “Corridor A 5”
      


      P071_01_R01 Escape from the Torture Chamber 1 Codec demo 1 (mandatory Colonel CALL) Codec screen

      The Colonel calls in after Raiden escapes from the Torture Chamber.

      Colonel:

             Raiden, do you copy?
      

      Colonel:

             You must continue your mission.
      

      (Colonel : You must continue your m-mission, mission)

      the dialogue seems a little off. Digital treatment.

      Raiden:

             I’ve lost all my gear. I need to locate Snake.
      

      Colonel:

             He was never factored into the is simulation. Leave him out of this.
      

      Raiden:

             I can’t do much naked, especially in this temperature.
      

      Colonel:

             That’s true – You won’t be able to attack or enter the Hanging mode
             either.
      

      Raiden:

             I think Snake has my gear.
      

      Colonel:

             Raiden, take out Solidus and his men. You must recover Arsenal
             intact.
      

      Raiden:

             Colonel, are you under orders from the Patriots?
      

      Colonel:

             Your role (slip) –- that is, your mission –- is to infiltrate the
             structure and disarm the terrorists--
      

      Raiden:

             My role? Why do you keep saying that?
      

      Colonel:

             (goes on the offensive) Why not? This is a type of role playing game.
             The point is that you play out your part – and I expect you to turn
             in a perfect performance!
      

      Raiden:

             Colonel, I just remembered something.
      

      Colonel:

             What?
      

      Raiden:

             That I’ve never met you in person. Not once.
      

      Colonel:

             ...
      

      The image of the Colonel on the Codec screen falters. Static interference.

      Colonel:

             Complete your mission according to the simulation!
      

      Raiden:

             Colonel, who are you?
      

      Colonel:

             No more questions. We have Rosemary.
      

      Raiden:

             What do you mean by that!
      

      Colonel:

             Over and out.
      

      To the game.


      P072_01_R01 Colonel breakdown 1 Codec demo 2 (mandatory Colonel CALL) Codec screen

      The Colonel calls after Raiden escapes from the torture chamber.

      Colonel:

             Raiden, turn off the game console right now!
      

      Put effects filter on the Colonel’s voice. (The virus is starting to take effect)

      Raiden:

             What did you say?
      

      Colonel:

             The mission is a failure! Cut the power right now!
      

      Raiden:

             What’s wrong with you?
      

      Colonel:

             Don’t worry, it’s a game! It’s a game, just like usual.
      

      Rose:

             You’ll ruin your eyes by playing so close to the TV. (imitating
             parental admonitions)
      

      Raiden:

             What are you talking about?
      

      Random babble to surprise and amuse the user.

      Colonel:

             (Seriously) Raiden, something happened to me last Thursday when I was
             driving home. I had a couple of miles to go –- I looked up and saw a
             glowing orange object in the sky, to the east! It was moving very
             irregularly... Suddenly there was intense light all around me -– and
             when I came to, I was home. What do you think happened to me...?
      

      Raiden:

             Huh?
      

      Colonel:

             (sounding hurt) Fine, forget it.
      

      End transmission. If Raiden calls the Colonel again, he spouts more irrational lines.

      The Colonel’s responses are extremely strange(lines from another scenario)

      To the game


      P073_01_R01 Corridor A1 Codec demo 1 (Rose CALL) Codec screen

      Raiden moves through the Arsenal Gear. Rose calls via Codec.

      Rose:

             Jack, it’s me.
      

      Raiden:

             Hi Rose.
      

      Rose:

             Jack –- I owe you an apology.
      

      Raiden:

             If it’s about the conversation just now, I’m the one who’s sorry.
      

      Rose:

             No, it’s something else.
      

      Raiden:

             What is it?
      

      Rose:

             That day at Federal hall two years ago –- it wasn’t a
             coincidence.(Exactly two years ago, as it will be clarified at the
             end)
      

      Rose:

             (Struggling) I was ordered to keep an eye on you...
      

      Raiden:

             Keep an eye on me?
      

      Rose:

             Yes –- by the Patriots.
      

      Raiden:

             You’re a spy.
      

      Rose:

             I suppose. Yes. It’s an ugly word.
      

      Raiden:

             (speechless)
      

      Rose:

             Are you still there?
      

      Raiden:

             Was sleeping with me part of the job?
      

      Rose:

             I fell in love with you...
      

      Raiden:

             How could anyone --
      

      Rose:

             (Emphatically) I can’t excuse what I did. I’ve reported every detail
             of your personal life to them these two years. What you did, what you
             said, everything.
      

      Raiden:

             Must’ve been fun.
      

      Rose:

             But some things I didn’t tell anyone!
      

      Raiden:

             ...
      

      Rose:

             Like what I felt for you.
      

      Raiden:

             (Purposely cold) So hat’s why you were involved in this mission. I
             should have known. Why else would they toss an analyst into the mix
             at the last minute.
      

      Rose:

             I’m sorry. I know what I did was wrong...
      

      Raiden:

             No matter where I go -– I get used.
      

      Rose:

             I reinvented myself to suit your tastes. Hairstyle, clothes, the way
             I moved, things I talked about...
      

      Rose:

             You say you love the color of my hair, my eyes. They’re not even
             real. (her hair is dyed and she wears colored contacts)
      

      Raiden:

             You must have gone over my psych profile with a fine-toothed comb.
      

      Rose:

             I was my job.
      

      Raiden:

             Great performance –- had me completely fooled.
      

      Rose:

             What I really wanted was for you to see the real me. It hurt to play
             out this – artificial romance.
      

      Rose:

             It was worse to lie to myself than you. The more love you gave me,
             the more it hurt – because I knew the person you loved was just a
             character.
      

      Raiden:

             So it was artificial on my end too. It was just a game, not the real
             thing. (as if trying to convince himself)
      

      Rose:

             Oh Jack...
      

      Raiden:

             I fell better knowing that.
      

      Rose:

             (puzzled) What?
      

      Raiden:

             I was in love --  or I thought I was –- with someone who didn’t
             exist. I was trying to be someone I wasn’t by loving what wasn’t
             real.
      

      Raiden:

             I don’t know who you really are. The person I knew isn’t real; she’s
             not the woman I’m talking to right now. In a sense, the deception was
             my own, not yours.
      

      Rose:

             Jack, I thought I was acting, because that was my job. But I did fall
             in love with you, that wasn’t an act.
      

      Raiden:

             You expect me to believe that.
      

      Rose:

             ...
      

      Raiden:

             It’s okay. You had your reasons, right? Hey, I understand. But I have
             nothing left to (say to you)...
      

      Rose:

             (interrupts) Jack!
      

      Raiden:

             What?
      

      Rose:

             I’m carrying –
      

      Rose:

             I’m pregnant, Jack.
      

      Rose’s voice Starts to go buggy, losing speed a la HAL9000’s demise scene.

      Rose:

             Your baby.
      

      Raiden:

             Rose? What’s going on?
      

      End Contact with Rose. Data can be saved, but the character of Rose no longer appears. The end of Rose’s Codec CALL triggers a flag. Snake appears.

      To Corridor A 2 polygon demo 1


      P073_02_P01 Corridor A 2 polygon demo 1 (MC) AG Corridor A

      Snake:

             Amazing how you walk around like that.
      

      Look towards the direction of the voice and there stands Snake in his Sneaking Suit. His voice is low, hushed against enemy hearing. Snake is leaning against a wall to the south (behind) of Raiden, (arms crossed).

      Raiden:

             Snake!
      

      Snake:

             Been waiting long?
      

      Snake wears the familiar bandana on his head, which is rippling despite the absence of any breeze. This is the familiar Snake of old, beloved of fans. Use the Snake character from the Tanker Chapter. Raiden lets out a sneeze from the cold.

      Raiden:

             Ah-choo!! Where’s my gear?
      

      Snake:

             Right over there.
      

      Snake points to Raiden’s weapons and equipment. An Item Box is revolving on the spot.

      F.O./F.I.

      Snake:

             That’s more like it.
      

      Raiden has quickly donned his Skull Suit.

      Snake:

             Everything you had when you were captured is still there.
      

      Snake puts a finger to his mouth. (shush gesture) H taps the base of his skull, proposing the safer internal communication.

      To Corridor A 3 Codec demo 2


      P073_03_R02 Corridor A 3 Codec demo 2 (Snake internal) Codec screen

      Snake:

             (calmly) Sorry about earlier, I had to use you as bait to gain access
             to Arsenal. It worked (cheerfully).
      

      Raiden:

             Why didn’t you tell me about Olga?
      

      Snake:

             You never asked.
      

      Raiden:

             Uh! (P.O.’d)
      

      Snake:

             Hot happy about that? Get over it.
      

      Raiden:

             (still not pleased) ...any effects of the virus yet?
      

      Snake:

             Still waiting on that.
      

      Raiden:

             So it (the virus) was rigged by the Patriots?
      

      Snake:

             Looks like it. From what I can tell, Arsenal is headed for Manhattan.
             I don’t know what Arsenal is planning, but we’ll have to deal with
             it, one way or another.
      

      Snake:

             There’s also a troop of production model RAYs ahead.
      

      Raiden:

             How many units?
      

      Snake:

             25, according to Olga.
      

      Raiden:

             25!?
      

      Snake:

             Yeah, can’t say that I’ve faced that many Metal Gears before, but –
             I think we can deal.
      

      Raiden:

             (pessimistic) No way we can...
      

      Snake:

             (Evenly) We can because we have no other choice.
      

      Raiden:

             How?
      

      Snake:

             I’ve stocked up on Stinger missiles.
      

      Snake:

             Oh yeah, Olga left this for you.
      

      To Corridor A 4 polygon demo 2


      P073_04_P02 Corridor A 4 polygon demo 2 (MC) AG Corridor A

      He hands the Ninja’s sword (Blade) to Raiden. Raiden takes the sword and looks at it. His face is reflected on the blade. Raiden acquires the sword.

      Raiden:

             Why?
      

      The icon moves to the blade. When the window closes, Raiden unsheathes the sword.

      Snake:

             Olga asked me to give it to you. Besides, I’m not a big fan of
             blades.
      

      Raiden swished the sword around, testing it.

      To Corridor A 5 Scenario demo 1


      P073_05_S01 Corridor A 5 Scenario demo 1 AG Corridor A

      Game/pad demo In game camera angle. The weapons window opens.

      Snake:

             Use the right analog stick to control the blade. You haven’t had VR
             training on this, so try practicing now.
      

      Snake:

             We’re going to have plenty of company ahead. This is your last chance
             to practice.
      

      Raiden’s moves (actual play moves) interspersed with explanations. Raiden puts his sword away by securing it on his waist (behind his back). From this point on, the sword clings on his back, regardless of whether it is selected or not. When he is using (selected) it, he pulls it out of the sheath. Deselecting, returning it to its sheath. With the sword on his back, Raiden has a new “Ninja hero” look.

      To the game. [...] <Plant Chapter>

         From “Pre-RAY battle 1”
           To “Pre-RAY battle 3”
      


      P079_01_P01 Pre-RAY battle 1 polygon demo 1 (MC) Raiden heads for Metal Gear RAY hanger.


      AG Hanger Raiden goes through a door and finds himself in a giant hanger that houses RAY. It is too dark to see ahead, and the ceiling and walls of the huge room are lost in the gloom. The space is looped so that users cannot reach a wall, no matter how far they walk. Solidus’ voice, amplified by a megaphone, booms out after Raiden enters the hanger.

      Solidus:

             Jack, I’ve been watching you fight.
      

      Raiden looks around for the source of the voice.

      Solidus:

             It looks like you’ve remembered the way you used to kill in the old
             days!
      

      Raiden shouts into the darkness;

      Raiden:

             What are you talking about!?
      

      To Pre-RAY battle 2 interactive demo 1


      P079_02_I01 Pre-RAY battle 2 interactive demo 1

      The player can walk around in the dark, freely switching between first-person and third-person view. Weapons and equipment are selectable. If the player uses a weapon, dub in sound effects. The Codec cannot be used. Users can run as long as they want, but the map will not end. The entrance can no longer be opened.

      Solidus continues to speak.

      Solidus:

             It came as a complete surprise when Ocelot discovered the S3 data from
             GW. Not a bad idea though –- using fire to fight fire, creating the
             perfect assassin to retire Solid Snake’s brother.
      

      Solidus:

             S3 stands for Solid Snake Simulation... it’s a development program to
             artificially reproduce Solid Snake, the perfect warrior. The result
             is an FOXHOUND  commando when FOXHOUND no longer exists, a simulated
             Solid Snake shaped by VR regimen. Sound like someone you know –-
             Jack?
      

      Solidus:

             I’m sorry to see you reduced to one of the Patriots’ puppets. But
             I’ve made use of you –- and their plan -– too...
      

      Solidus:

             Solid Snake’s sudden appearance, your arrival -– it was obvious the
             Patriots were among my ranks. I had to smoke the agent out before the
             mission entered the final phase. You came in handy, as bait.
      

      Solidus:

             (nostalgically) Jack, those days during the civil war were as real as
             they come... Every day was absolute, split between life and death.
             You ran from it and now, you’ve been led back to war by something
             less than real.
      

      To Pre-RAY battle 3 polygon demo 2


      P079_03_P02 Pre-RAY battle 3 polygon demo 2 (MC) AG Hanger

      Solidus, propelled by his accelerator, suddenly appears some distance ahead of Raiden.

      Solidus:

             No more games, Raiden. At least you know.
      

      Solidus:

             (slightly sad) There’s no reason to keep you alive now...
      

      Behind Solidus comes the sound of RAY walking, (clatter, clash).Three RAY’s emerge from the darkness. The production model RAY’s are painted white for winter camouflage.

      Solidus:

             I’ve given you a worthy opponent at least.
      

      Solidus:

             But now, you should die as the little Jackie boy I once knew.
      

      Solidus accelerates once again and disappears. The 3 RAYs move in on Raiden.

      To the game (Metal Gear RAY battle)



      <Plant Chapter>

         From “AG Ascent 1”
           To “AG Ascent 28”
      


      P080_01_P01 AG Ascent 1 polygon demo 1 (MC) AG Hanger

      Raiden fights the troupe of Metal Gear RAYs using his stinger missile launcher, but no matter how many he destroys, new ones appear to take their places. Raiden is near exhaustion, losing his will to fight.

      Raiden:

             It’s no use...
      

      The group of RAYs converges on Raiden from all sides. Solidus’ voice rings out in the hanger.

      Solidus:

             (OFF) I expected a little more fight than that, Jack.
      

      Raiden braces himself as a RAY prepares to trample him. Suddenly Olga leaps into the fray, much like the Ninja in the previous title. Olga stands in front of Raiden, shielding him. RAY pauses. Solidus’ disembodied voice (amplified) calls out.

      Solidus:

             (OFF) So you’ve decided to show yourself.
      

      RAY backs off a few paces.

      Raiden:

             Olga, don’t do this. They’ll know --
      

      Olga:

             I’ll hold them off, give you time to get away.
      

      Raiden:

             What about you?
      

      Olga:

             ...(she is prepared to die)
      

      Raiden:

             This is suicide!!
      

      Olga:

             Your nanomahcines – they’re transmitting your vital signs to the
             Patriots. If you die, my child dies. Do you understand?
      

      Raiden:

             The child...
      

      Solidus:

             (OFF) I see – so that’s why you sold your troops out to me. So many
             dead, and they all died trusting you...
      

      Olga:

             (Hit where it hurt the most)...!
      

      Solidus:

             (OFF)Weren’t they your comrades?
      

      Olga:

             No, not just comrades! Family!
      

      Solidus:

             (OFF) Hah.
      

      Olga:

             I know I’m going to hell. But at least my child --
      

      Solidus:

             (OFF)(Completely indifferent to Olga’s anguish) I applaud your
             attitude. If you have a death wish, I’ll be happy to accommodate you.
      

      The atmosphere sheers violently as an explosion sounds. Solidus appears in front of Olga using his accelerator. Solidus has a P90 in one hand. Olga is taken by surprise. Raiden aims his gun a moment too late.

      Solidus:

             See you in hell!
      

      Olga:

             HRRRRGH!!
      

      Olga turns the barrel of her gun towards Solidus with a cry of rage. Before she can pull the trigger, one of Solidus’ tentacles fly out at blinding speed and knock her arm out of the way. The bullets hit the ceiling instead of their intended target while the other tentacle grabs Olga by the throat. She gasps in pain.

      Olga:

             (Groan)
      

      Olga is lifted off the ground. Solidus twirls the P90 in his hand like something out of a Spaghetti western. Olga throws a pleading look (‘make my death count’ type of look) towards Raiden.

      Olga:

             Live –- you have to –-
      

      Slow-motion. The P90 stops its rotation and the trigger is pulled back. A single gunshot blasts through the air, and Olga’s body goes flying. Blood and brain tissue spatter onto Raiden’s face.

      Raiden:

             OLGA!!
      

      Raiden falls to his knees with shock. He is paralyzed by the terrible turn of events. Solidus turns to Raiden and grins. The tentacles have already been wrapped around his throat.

      Solidus:

             Enjoy the show, Jack? Let’s pick up where we left off.
      

      Solidus signals toward the ceiling (Ocelot). The RAYs start to move again. However, they are not acting the way they should.

      Solidus:

             Hm?
      

      Their movements are clumsy, almost convulsive.

      Solidus:

             What’s going on!?
      

      A RAY shakes its head like a broken toy. Solidus calls Ocelot.

      Solidus:

             What’s wrong with it!
      

      Ocelot:

             The AI – GW – it’s out of control.
      

      Solidus:

             What!?
      

      The RAYs break into a frenzy of uncontrollable movements.

      To AG Ascent 2 movie demo 1


      P080_02_M01 AG Ascent 2 movie demo 1 (monitor visuals) Movie

      Arsenal’s monitor screen

      Ocelot:

             (OFF) I’m reading an abnormal impulse cascade throughout the neural
             network. I can’t shut it down.
      

      Solidus:

             What happened!
      

      Ocelot:

             (OFF) Maybe –- some kind of virus --
      

      Solidus:

             The Patriots!
      

      Ocelot:

             (OFF) I don’t know!
      

      Solidus:

             Ocelot! What have you been up to!
      

      Ocelot:

             (OFF) It’s too late!
      

      Sirens begin to wail throughout the hanger.

      Ocelot:

             (OFF) It’s on an emergency ascent course!
      

      To AG Ascent 3 polygon demo 2


      P080_03_P02 AG Ascent 3 polygon demo 2 (MC) AG Hanger

      The RAYs have red blood; once they bleed, they start attacking one another (a bug in their cognitive routine). Totally out of control, they close in on Solidus.

      Solidus:

             Stupid machines!
      

      Solidus snaps shut his steel collar and turns his muscle suit on.

      Solidus:

             RrrRRAAAAH!
      

      Harnessing the accelerator, he deftly evades the RAYs’ lashing tails while sniping out their AI control center with the P90. The RAYs come to a stop.

      Solidus:

             Damn the Patriots!
      

      Solidus grabs Raiden (with a tentacle) and lifts him off his feet. Solidus is about to kill him, but changes his mind.

      Solidus:

             You still have some use...
      

      Solidus puts his P90 down. Raiden is unresisting, completely sapped of his will to fight. Suddenly, Fortune’s voice calls out.

      Fortune:

             I’ve captured Snake.
      

      Solidus, still holding Raiden aloft, looks back at the entrance.

      Raiden:

             S...snake?
      

      Behind Fortune is Snake, tightly bound.

      Solidus:

             Bring him in.
      

      Solidus injects Phenolbarbital B (‘truth serum’) into Raiden’s neck with on of his tentacles. Injection sound.

      Raiden:

             Ugh...
      

      Raiden loses consciousness.

      FO

      To AG Ascent 4 interactive first-person demo 1


      P080_04_I01 AG Ascent 4 interactive first-person demo 1 AG Head section

      First-person demo, Arsenal head section. Arsenal has already ascended to the surface. The sun has gone down, and there is very little to see this far away from Manhattan. The steady rain also serves to obscure the view. The bad weather and the isolated location suggests that there is very little possibility of armed intervention from concerned outside parties. First-person demo, camera panning only. The player can move the camera view up, down, left, and right in order to take in their situation. There are drops of water on the first-person-view camera lens.

      Solidus:

             Are you awake yet, Jack?
      

      Blurred vision. Push the up, down, right and left keys to shake off the out-of-focus view. First-person view.

      Raiden:

             U-uh...
      

      Solidus ahead, manned (prototype) RAY right in front. At RAY’s foot is Ocelot. Fortune and Snake(cuffed) to the left. Snake is still out cold. Solidus has his back to Raiden as he talks. RAY is floating on the surface of the sea. Fine, misty rain – use the Tanker Chapter effects. Raindrops slide down the first-person view. Raiden has been injected with Phenolbarbital B and is in a hazy, drugged state. Screen effect (Shibata).

      Solidus:

             GW, the Arsenal AI, is corrupted beyond repair. I admit that I
             underestimated you...
      

      Solidus spins around, and lashing out with a tentacle, lifts Raiden off the ground by the throat. Raise camera height. The pile of chains on the floor are pulled taut (SE only).

      Solidus:

             I’ll squeeze the answers out of you instead, my son...
      

      The O2 gauge appears onscreen. The O2 level begins to drop, and unless the user keeps pushing the endurance button, the game will end. If Raiden endures for a certain period of time, go to polygon demo.

      Raiden:

             (groan)
      

      Fortune:

             What do you hope to hear? You know he doesn’t know anything.
      

      Solidus:

             It’s not him I want answers from. (Solidus is trying to obtain
             information about the Patriots from Raiden’s nanomachines. More later)
      

      To AG Ascent 5 polygon demo 3


      P080_05_P03 AG Ascent 5 polygon demo 3 (MC+KF) AG Head section

      Arsenal has ascended to the surface. Do not yet show the entirety of the unit. Raiden and the others are on the brow of the tortoise. It is too far from Manhattan to see anything. Solidus finally frees Raiden and the latter gulps in lungfuls of air, coughing and wheezing. Fortune faces Solidus. Solidus retracts his tentacle, leaving Raiden to crash to the ground.

      Raiden:

             (sharp grunt)
      

      Fortune:

             What do you mean?
      

      Solidus:

             That’s not your business.
      

      Fortune:

             Oh really? It so happens I have some business of my own to attend to.
      

      Fortune turns to leave.

      Solidus:

             Planning to hijack Arsenal?
      

      Fortune, her intent exposed, stops dead in her tracks.

      Fortune:

             !
      

      Solidus:

             You were going to screw me over, weren’t you?
      

      Fortune:

             ...Who talked. Ocelot?
      

      Solidus:

             Not exactly. I was the one who used Ocelot to suggest the idea to you
             in the first place.
      

      Fortune:

             What?
      

      Solidus:

             I was planning to give you Arsenal to being with.
      

      Fortune:

             ...Why the uncharacteristic generosity?
      

      Solidus:

             I’m no philanthropist.
      

      Long shot to give some indication of Arsenals size, though the full scale is still concealed.

      Solidus:

             Arsenal is far from impregnable. It needs other Metal Gears as guards,
             a huge payload of warheads, and full air, sea and land support to
             function efficiently. Against a large attack force, without support,
             Arsenal is nothing more than a gigantic coffin.
      

      Solidus:

             Seizing Arsenal was never the real objective.
      

      Fortune:

             (silently furious) What was your objective, then?
      

      Solidus:

             A list of names –- of the Patriots!
      

      Fortune:

             !?
      

      To AG Ascent 6 movie demo 2


      P080_06_M02 AG Ascent 6 movie demo 2 (Patriots) Movie

      A visual of the 12 Patriots. A conference of mandarins. Or, live footage of the American flag.

      Solidus:

             They were planning to extend their control to the digital information
             flow with GW and Arsenal. That means the information they want to
             filter out is contained in GW. Including that list of the highest
             twelve members of the Patriots’ Wiseman’s Committee.
      

      Fortune:

             And once you knew who they were, you would cross out their names one
             by one...? ...while we with our useless Arsenal, drew their fire.
      

      Solidus:

             Very good.
      

      Fortune:

             (with self-derision) You were using us all along.
      

      Solidus:

             Were you any different?
      

      Fortune:

             (sarcastically) But your plan’s hit a snag with GW destroyed, hasn’t
             it?
      

      To AG Ascent 7 polygon demo 4


      P080_07_P04 AG Ascent 7 polygon demo 4 AG Head section

      Solidus:

             No -– there is another way. (referring to the nanomachines inside
             Raiden)
      

      Fortune:

             Really... But we have our own plans to carry out. We’ll take the
             Arsenal since you don’t care for it anyway; the purified hydrogen bomb
             is ready to go.
      

      Solidus:

             A nuclear strike won’t stop them.
      

      Fortune:

             It will damage their power source –- the mindless masses that they
             control. First things first.
      

      Solidus:

             Of course –- that was what you wanted.
      

      Solidus:

             I won’t stop you. Good luck.
      

      Fortune:

             Thanks, but I have quite enough of that.
      

      Fortune is about to walk away when Ocelot, hitherto silent, bursts into laughter.

      Ocelot:

             (laugh)
      

      Fortune:

             (with quiet anger) What exactly do you find so funny?
      

      Ocelot:

             Charades usually are humorous. I wouldn’t have minded watching some
             more of it, but we’re running short on time...
      

      Solidus:

             What are you talking about.
      

      Ocelot:

             Everything you’ve done here has been scripted – a little exercise set
             up by us.
      

      Solidus:

             Exercise?
      

      Ocelot:

             The S3 plan was conceived as a means to produce soldiers on par with
             Solid Snake. That’s what I told you. But the VR training the boy was
             put through is not the meat of the program.
      

      Ocelot:

             You think this little terrorist incident is your own doing, Solidus?
             THIS is the S3 training kernel – an orchestrated recreation of Shadow
             Moses.
      

      Solidus:

             What!?
      

      To AG Ascent 8 movie demo 3


      P080_08_M03 AG Ascent 8 movie demo 3 (Comparison between previous and present titles) Movie

      Similarities between Shadow Moses and the current events. Edit the polygon demos of previous and present titles into a movie.

      Ocelot:

             Ames and the President’s deaths –- the Ninja -– the computer virus
             that mimics FOXDIE. Did you really think they were all a coincidence?
      

      Ocelot:

             Ames’ own nanomachines were used to shut down his pacemaker.
      

      Ocelot:

             I arranged for the appearance of the Ninja as well.
      

      Ocelot:

             As for the President -– although Johnson realized what was going on,
             he played out his allotted part.
      

      Ocelot:

             As for the computer virus, it’s a digital counterpart of FOXDIE. It
             was also designed to eliminate every scrap of information regarding
             the Patriots from GW. Your plan was invalidated even before execution,
             Solidus.
      

      Ocelot:

             Fatman was a different story. He’s one of our own people, a sort of
             examiner we hired to test the boy’s(Raiden) progress before letting
             him handle the exercise proper. We had to arrange for Stillman’s
             presence to coax the maniac into agreeing. If the boy had allowed the
             Big Shell to be destroyed, this exercise would have ended there. This
             project has no room for failures.
      

      Solidus:

             What do you mean!?
      

      Visual of Raiden’s activities.

      Ocelot:

             Given the right situation, the right story, anyone can be shaped into
             Snake. Even rookies can fight like men of experience. An instant
             creation of genius -– and this training kernel will provide more than
             enough data to formulate such a program.
      

      A montage of bosses;

      Ocelot:

             You, Dead Cell, Olga –- you’re all nothing but pawns placed to create
             the perfect simulation.
      

      To AG Ascent 9 polygon demo 5


      P080_09_P05 AG Ascent 9 polygon demo 5 (MC+KF) AG Head section

      Ocelot:

             Solidus, you and the boy were selected because your relationship
             resembles the one between Snake and Big Boss.
      

      Ocelot:

             Fortune, you and the rest of Dead Cell stand in for the FOXHOUND squad
             that Snake took on in Shadow Moses. You’re the most impressive
             collection of freaks outside of  FOXHOUND. We’ve gone to a lot of
             trouble to set you up against the boy. That story about purified
             hydrogen bombs is just the tip of the iceberg.
      

      Ocelot:

             The project was already underway when I sunk that tanker along with
             your old man two years ago. Throwing your husband in the brig was a
             part of it too.
      

      Ocelot:

             You were told that the eradication of Dead Cell six months ago was an
             act of the Patriots. We provoked and encouraged your hatred –- and you
             opted for vengeance, just as we planned.
      

      Fortune:

             All orchestrated...?
      

      Ocelot glances at Snake.

      Ocelot:

             Except for the appearance of the real Solid Snake. I wonder now, who
             sent for you...?
      

      Fortune:

             All our misfortune was – just a part of their project.
      

      Fortune, her face hard, swings the linear rifle towards Ocelot, but he smoothly fires off his revolver before she can pull the trigger. Echoing gunshot. The faces of Raiden, Snake and Solidus as they look on. Fortune looks down at her chest. There is a hole (on the left side) where the bullet has found its mark.

      Fortune:

             H-How could --!
      

      Fortune is bewildered.

      Ocelot:

             You’re no Lady Luck. You have nothing that we didn’t give you.
      

      Fortune:

             What?
      

      Fortune clutches her chest wound and sinks down on one knee

      To AG Ascent 10 movie demo 4


      P080_10_M04 AG Ascent 10 movie demo 4(reminiscence) Movie

      Retrospective sequence: game visuals (process polygon demo into a movie) Enter Fortune scene.

      The SEALs’ bullets missing her. Entrance level pool. Raiden’s bullet veering away. Polygon demo of the confrontation between her and Snake.

      Ocelot:

             Do you know why no bullet could hit you? It wasn’t magic or some New
             Age mumbo-jumbo. Certainly wasn’t your psychic talents. It was all
             staged by the Patriots.
      

      Fortune:

             Staged?
      

      Ocelot:

             You were being shielded by the electromagnetic weapons technology that
             the Patriots developed. Your Dead Cell comrades loved your father and
             husband -– we needed a pathetic wretch like you to keep them focused.
             You’ve been our puppet all along –- just like Olga.
      

      Fortune:

             No!
      

      Ocelot:

             You were hamming it up as the tragic heroine thanks to the script that
             the Patriots wrote for you.
      

      Ocelot:

             Pure self-indulgence – absorbed in your own ‘misfortune’, you couldn’t
             get enough of the drama.
      

      Fortune:

             ...I could have died whenever I wanted to...
      

      To AG Ascent 11 movie demo 5


      P080_11_M05 AG Ascent 11 movie demo 5 (MC) AG Head section

      Fortune manages to struggle up.

      Ocelot:

             Hm? Thought I got her in the heart?
      

      He is momentarily taken aback by her return. Fortune fires her gun at Ocelot.

      Fortune:

             (gasping breath)
      

      The bullet veers off to the right in front of Ocelot.

      Raiden:

             It missed...
      

      Ocelot:

             Now I remember. Your heart’s on the right.
      

      Fortune fires again, and misses.

      Ocelot:

             Waste of metal , my dear. Your luck’s run out.
      

      He smiles and points to the device at his waist.

      Ocelot:

             This is the little gizmo. There’s no such thing as miracles or the
             supernatural – only cutting edge technology.
      

      Solidus:

             HRR!
      

      Solidus fires his P90 at Ocelot. The rounds are all deflected.

      Fortune:

             You bastard –
      

      She coughs blood and passes out. Ocelot leaps lightly into RAY’s cockpit. Solidus continues to fire from his tentacles, but misses.

      Ocelot talks while piloting the prototype RAY. Its beak remaining open. Cut to a shot that takes in the entire RAY unit.

      Ocelot:

             Now that I have enough data, all I have to do is retrieve Arsenal and
             -– clean up the refuse from the exercise.
      

      RAY’s machine gun turns toward the motley group.

      Solidus:

             Just try!
      

      He flings down the P90 and draws his swords. (Solidus uses two blades) the steel collar snaps shut, RAY starts to fire its machine gun, and Solidus deflects the bullets with both swords.

      Solidus:

             (Long shouts, etc.)
      

      One of the deflected bullets ricochets off of Snake’s handcuffs. (it’s a miracle)

      Snake:

             !?
      

      The cuffs are about to fall off. Snake moves his hands around.

      Snake:

             Uohh...
      

      Ocelot retracts the machine gun, glaring at Solidus from atop the RAY.

      Ocelot:

             How’s this then?
      

      He open’s RAY’s missile pod.

      Snake:

             Damn!
      

      Suddenly, a figure rises up in front of RAY. Fortune is shielding Raiden and the others from RAY, both hands outstretched.

      Raiden:

             Fortune!
      

      Solidus opens his collar.

      Solidus:

             You idiot! Get the hell away from there!
      

      Ocelot:

             I told you -- your luck’s run out. Take your reward; it’s all the
             payload RAY has. Die!!
      

      Ocelot fires the missiles. Several dozen of them leave RAY’s pod and head for their target.

      Snake:

             Everybody down!!!
      

      Raiden and the others go down. The missiles change their trajectory ad curve away from Fortune, then harmlessly detonate in midair.

      Ocelot:

             What the -- ! Impossible!
      

      Ocelot fires more missiles. Fortune’s silhouette against the firestorm.

      Snake:

             She is Lady Luck.
      

      Fortune:

             My name is Helena Dolph Jackson. The daughter of a proud, noble
             soldier.
      

      She coughs blood once again and starts to fade again.

      Fortune:

             I can see my family again...
      

      Ocelot has exhausted his missiles.

      Ocelot:

             Damn!
      

      Fortune falls to the ground, her strength gone. She dies moments later.

      Ocelot is busy with RAY.

      Ocelot:

             Try this instead!
      

      Ocelot aims a cannon (radiation?) at them. Solidus and Raiden have resigned themselves to imminent death. Ocelot’s right hand is about to pull the trigger.

      Snake:

             NO!!
      

      Ocelot’s right arm suddenly freezes.

      Ocelot:

             Hm?
      

      His right arm is no longer his.

      Ocelot:

             NO! Not now!
      

      Liquid has gained control of Ocelot.

      Liquid:

             Brothers!
      

      Snake:

             Liquid!
      

      Snake lets out an inadvertent cry of relief.

      Liquid:

             Live been waiting for this.
      

      Liquid rises to his feet inside the cockpit.

      Solidus:

             It can’t be -- ?
      

      To AG Ascent 12 movie demo 6


      P080_12_M06 AG Ascent 12 movie demo 6 (movies from previous title) Movie

      Visuals from previous title (process the polygon demo into a movie). Ocelot, having his arm cut off by the Ninja. Ocelot retrieving the severed hand. One- armed Ocelot talking to Liquid in front of the REX (polygon demo).

      Liquid:

             I’ve been waiting inside this arm all along, waiting for the right
             time to awaken.
      

      Solidus:

             You were inside Ocelot?
      

      Liquid:

             Yes -- a sleeper in the arm of a Patriots spy.
      

      Snake:

             It was you(controlling Ocelot) two years ago!?
      

      Liquid:

             Exactly. I was controlling him (Ocelot). Snake, it was I that leaked
             information about Arsenal to your partner and got you out here.
      

      Snake:

             What!
      

      Liquid:

             You’re the only one who can free me after all... (i.e. it was Ocelot
             that called in Snake.)
      

      To AG Ascent 13 polygon demo 6


      P080_13_P06 AG Ascent 13 polygon demo 6 (MC) AG Head section

      Liquid:

             I’m off to bury the Patriots for good.
      

      Familiar Liquid gestures.

      Solidus:

             You know where they are? How?
      

      Liquid:

             Why do you think I chose Ocelot as my host?
      

      Liquid:

             But before I go, I have a family matter to settle with both of you.
             There’s room for only one Snake, and one Big Boss!
      

      Solidus:

             Grraah!
      

      Solidus fires his tentacles, but misses once again.

      Liquid:

             Time to say goodbye.
      

      Liquid flips a switch inside RAY.

      Snake:

             What are you doing?
      

      Liquid:

             I’ve started Arsenal’s navigation program. The course will take me
             straight into Manhattan.
      

      Raiden:

             You’re planning to -- to crash this thing into New York City!?
      

      Snake:

             It’ll be a full scale disaster...
      

      Liquid:

             Disaster? That has a nice ring to it.
      

      Snake struggles, trying to sever the handcuffs.

      Snake:

             Damn!
      

      Liquid:

             Like surfing? It’s a good way to go.
      

      Arsenal jars and then starts to vibrate. Raiden and his companions realize that Arsenal is on the move. Snake wretches the cuffs apart and breaks into a run.

      Snake:

             Liquid! Stop this thing!
      

      Liquid:

             (Goading him) Hey, Snake! You coming?
      

      Snake:

             (Howl) Hrrr-eya!!!
      

      As the RAY submerges, Snake throws himself onto its bulk and disappears into the sea. (to attach a transmitter.)

      Raiden:

             Snaaaake!!
      

      The RAY remains submerged, somewhere under the foaming surface. Arsenal starts to move, and the violent undulations leave Raiden and Solidus flat on the floor, unable to regain their footing. Arsenal continues to careen towards Manhattan. Solidus has driven his tentacles into the floor to hang on as Arsenal races northward. Create a sequence using polygon demo;

      Arsenal’s course – Offshore plant (off the coast of Manhattan Island) Verrazano Bridge (Lower New York Bay) Liberty Island (Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Land on Manhattan Island Battery Park (Castle Clinton) National Museum of the American Indian (inside Battery Park) Broadway (Wall St.) New York Stock Exchange Trinity Church Federal Hall (Wall St.)

      Arsenal Gear surfaces from underneath the offshore plant off the New York coast (South of Staten Island). It’s AI out of control, the Gear tears northward and into the Lower New York Harbor with Raiden and Solidus on board, dipping under the Verrazano Narrows Bridge to enter the inner harbor. On a side note, the Verrazano Bridge is where Snake boarded the disguised tanker in the Tanker Chapter.

      Arsenal knocks over the Statue of Liberty while roaring past Liberty Island and dumps the statue on Ellis Island as it goes on its way. Reveal the fact on a breaking newscast after the closing credits. Arsenal continues north, landing on Battery Park (Castle Clinton), destroying the 28 battery cannons. The cannons end their tenure without having fired a single shot in real battle.

      Move past the George Gustav Heye Center and into Broadway. Zip up Wall Street and past buildings lining Broadway, and turn left at the New York Stock Exchange. (Trinity Church on the left), scraping the building and tearing away the NYSE and American flags. (Use the Trinity Church cemetery as a shortcut. Do not destroy the church.) The NYSE serves as a reminder of Solidus’ plan to detonate a nuclear bomb over Wall Street and wreak havoc with the NYSE computers. As a further reminder of his thwarted plan, Solidus shreds the NYSE flag with his sword.

      Decelerate and come to a stop in front of the Federal Hall. The Federal Hall National Monument commemorates George Washington’s inauguration as the first US President. The tip of Arsenal’s armor knocks the statue of Washington slightly askew.

      Verrazano Bridge > Statue of Liberty(knock down and drag off the statue) > Castle Clinton > Cow > collision with Federal Hall

      F.O.

      To AG Ascent 14 polygon demo 7


      P080_14_P07 AG Ascent 14 polygon demo 7 Federal Hall

      Arsenal Gear tears past the NYSE and comes to a halt face to face with the Federal Hall. The impact sends Raiden and Solidus flying off Arsenal and onto the roof of the Federal Hall. Cut to aerial view to reveal the full scale of Arsenal for the first time (this is the first full-on vie of Arsenal). Right in front of Arsenal’s head section are the Federal Hall and the statue of Washington. Insert cuts of New York landmarks/tourist spots.

      There are very few people stirring in the pre-dawn streets. The screams and the sirens have yet to start up. The pigeons (or gulls?) that roost in the Federal Hall are reeling. There is smoke everywhere (foggy effect) from the collision impact.

      Solidus struggles to his feet on the Federal Hall roof and looks around.

      Solidus:

             Federal Hall...
      

      Solidus starts to laugh.

      Solidus:

             (Laugh)
      

      Throwing up both hands, he breaks into a frenzied dance. Raiden snaps out of shock at the sound of Solidus’ voice.

      Raiden:

             What are you laughing at?
      

      Solidus stops dancing.

      Solidus:

             Do you know what day it is today?
      

      Raiden:

             ...April 30th?
      

      To AG Ascent 15 movie demo 7


      P080_15_M07 AG Ascent 15 movie demo 7 (Stars and Stripes) Movie

      A close-up, slo-mo shot of the Stars and Stripes over Federal Hall.

      Solidus:

             That’s right. George Washington took office as the first President of
             the United States of America 200 ***note: this should say 223*** years
             ago today.
      

      The American Flag on Federal Hall is flapping in the breeze.

      Solidus:

             And it happened right here.
      

      George Washington’s inauguration took place on the second-floor balcony of the Federal Hall. The original building was destroyed in 1812, then rebuilt in 1842.

      Solidus:

             We were going to declare another independence –- the dawn of a new
             nation –- here.
      

      Solidus:

             The end of the Patriots secret rule, liberation of this country –
             this was where it was supposed to being, this is where freedom could
             have been born.
      

      To AG Ascent 16 polygon demo 8


      P080_16_P08 AG Ascent polygon demo 8 (MC) Federal Hall

      Raiden:

             All you want is power -- at any cost.
      

      Solidus pauses to consider Raiden’s statement.

      Solidus:

             Jack, its’ not power I want.
      

      Solidus:

             What I wanted to take back from the Patriots were things like --
      

      Solidus:

             -- freedom, civil rights, opportunities. The founding principles of
             this country.
      

      Solidus:

             Everything that’s about to be wiped out by their digital censorship.
      

      Solidus begins an impassioned speech right there on the roof of the Federal Hall.

      Solidus:

             Jack, listen to me.
      

      He is talking, not to Raiden but himself.

      Solidus:

             We’re all born with an expiration date.
      

      Solidus:

             No one lasts forever.
      

      Solidus:

             Life is nothing but a grace period --
      

      Solidus:

             -- for turning the best of our genetic material into the next
             generation.
      

      To AG Ascent 17 movie demo 8

      P080_17_M08 AG Ascent 17 movie demo 8 (Manhattan crowd) Movie

      Solidus:

             The data of life is transferred from parent to child.
      

      Solidus:

             That’s how it works.
      

      Solidus:

             But we have no heirs, no legacy.
      

      Solidus:

             They call my brothers and me ‘Les Enfants Terribles’ –- cloned from
             our father with the ability to reproduce conveniently engineered out.
      

      Solidus:

             What is our legacy if we cannot pass on the torch?
      

      Solidus:

             Proof of our existence -- a mark of some sort --
      

      Solidus:

             -- other than simple DNA, just like parent to child...
      

      Solidus:

             It extends beyond DNA, information is imparted as well (knowledge,
             skills)
      

      To AG Ascent 18 polygon demo 9


      P080_18_P09 AG Ascent 18 polygon demo 9 (NM+KF) Federal Hall

      Solidus:

             All I want is to be remembered. By other people, by history.
      

      Solidus:

             The Patriots are trying to protect their power, their own interests by
             controlling the digital flow of information.
      

      Solidus:

             I want my memory, my existence to remain.
      

      Solidus:

             Unlike an intron of History.
      

      Solidus:

             I will be remembered as an exon.
      

      Solidus:

             That will be my legacy, my mark in history.
      

      Solidus:

             But the patriots would deny me even that.
      

      Solidus:

             I will triumph over the Patriots and liberate us all.
      

      Solidus:

             And we will be the ‘Sons of Liberty’.
      

      In Solidus’ mind, the bells of Liberty ring out. The tolling bridges into the CALL sound. CALL from the Colonel.

      To Codec CALL from the Colonel (different Colonel) To AG Ascent 19 Codec demo 1


      P080_19_R01 AG Ascent 19 Codec demo 1 Codec screen

      The Colonel’s voice is now clearly an electronically synthesized one, occasionally switching to Rose’s voice. No visual of the Colonel; static instead, with occasional insertion of the previous title’s Colonel picture. Occasionally use a skull model.

      Colonel:

             Raiden, are you receiving? We’re (The Patriots) still here.
      

      Raiden:

             How’s that possible!? The AI was destroyed!
      

      Colonel:

             Only GW... Implying that there are still other sets of Arsenal and AI.
             In this case, the ‘speaker’ is JFK.
      

      Raiden:

             Who are you?
      

      Colonel:

             To begin with --  we’re not what you’d call –- human.
      

      To AG Ascent 20 movie demo 9


      P080_20_M09 AG Ascent 20 demo 9 (the White House)

      Footage of the White House

      Colonel:

             Over the past two hundred years --
      

      Colonel:

             A kind of consciousness formed layer by layer in the crucible of the
             White House.
      

      To AG Ascent 21 Codec demo 2

      P080_21_R02 AG Ascent Codec demo 2 (Colonel, continued) Codec screen

      Colonel:

             It’s not unlike the way like started in the oceans four billion years
             ago.
      

      Colonel:

             The White House was our primordial soup, a base of evolution.
      

      Colonel:

             Under the protection of the flag...
      

      “The Star-Spangled Banner” starts up.

      Colonel:

             We (The Patriots) are formless...
      

      Colonel:

             We are the very discipline and morality that Americans invoke so
             often.
      

      Colonel:

             How can anyone hope to eliminate us?
      

      Colonel:

             As long as this nation exists, so will we.
      

      Raiden:

             Cut the crap! If you’re so immortal, why would you take away
             individual freedoms and censor the Net?
      

      Rose:

             (Laugh) Jack, don’t be silly.
      

      Colonel:

             Don’t you know that our plans have your interests –- not ours –- in
             mind?
      

      Raiden:

             What?
      

      Rose:

              Jack, listen carefully like a good boy!
      

      Colonel:

             The mapping of the human genome was completed early this century. As
             a result, the evolutionary log of the human race lay open to us.
      

      Rose:

             We started with genetic engineering, and in the end, we succeeded in
             digitizing life itself.
      

      Colonel:

             But there are things not covered by genetic information.
      

      Raiden:

             What do you mean?
      

      Colonel:

             Human memories, ideas. Culture. History.
      

      Rose:

             Genes don’t contain any record of human history.
      

      Colonel:

             Is it something that should not be passed on? Should that information
             be left at the mercy of nature?
      

      Rose:

             We’ve always kept records of our lives. Through words, pictures,
             symbols... from tablets to books --
      

      Colonel:

             But not all the information was inherited by later generations. A
             small percentage of the whole was selected and processed, then passed
             on. Not unlike genes, really.
      

      Rose:

             That’s what history is, Jack.
      

      Colonel:

             But in the current, digitized world, trivial information is
             accumulating every second, preserved in all its triteness.
      

      Colonel:

             Never fading, always accessible.
      

      Rose:

             Rumors about petty issues, misinterpretations, slander...
      

      Colonel:

             All this junk data preserved in an unfiltered state, growing at an
             alarming rate.
      

      Rose:

             It will only slow down social progress, reduce the rate of evolution.
      

      Colonel:

             Raiden, you seem to think our plan is one of censorship.
      

      Raiden:

             Are you telling me its not!?
      

      Rose:

             You’re being silly! What we propose to do is not to control content,
             but to create context.
      

      Raiden:

             Create context?
      

      Colonel:

             The digital society furthers human flaws and selectively rewards
             development of convenient half-truths.
      

      Colonel:

             Just look at the strange juxtapositions of morality around you.
      

      Rose:

             Billions spent on new weapons in order to humanly murder other
             humans.
      

      Colonel:

             Rights of criminals are given more respect than those of their
             victims.
      

      Rose:

             Although there are people suffering in poverty, huge donations are
             made to protect endangered species.
      

      Rose:

             Everyone grows up being told the same thing.
      

      Colonel:

             Be nice to other people.
      

      Rose:

             But beat out the competition!
      

      Colonel:

             ‘You’re special.’ ‘Believe in yourself and you will succeed.’
      

      Rose:

             But it’s obvious from the start that only a few can succeed...
      

      Colonel:

             You exercise your right to ‘freedom’ and this is the result.
      

      Colonel:

             All a rhetoric to avoid conflict and protect each other from hurt.
             The untested truths spun by different interests continue to churn and
             accumulate in the sandbox of political correctness and valve systems.
      

      Rose:

             Everyone withdraws into their own small gated community, afraid of a
             larger forum. They stay inside their little ponds, leaking whatever
             ‘truth’ suits them into the growing cesspool of society at large.
      

      Colonel:

             The different cardinal truths neither clash nor mesh. No one is
             invalidated, but nobody is right.
      

      Rose:

             Not even natural selection can take place here. The world is being
             engulfed in ‘truth’.
      

      Colonel:

             ‘And this is how the world ends. Not with a bang, but a whimper.’
      

      Rose:

             We’re trying to stop that from happening.
      

      Colonel:

             It’s our responsibility as rulers.
      

      Colonel:

             Just as in genetics, unnecessary information and memory must be
             filtered out to stimulate the evolution of the species.
      

      Raiden:

             And you think you’re qualified to decide what’s necessary and what’s
             not?
      

      Colonel:

             Absolutely. Who else could wade through the sea of garbage you people
             produce, retrieve valuable truths and even interpret their meaning
             for later generations?
      

      Rose:

             That’s what it means to create context.
      

      Raiden:

             I’ll decide for myself what to believe and what to pass on!
      

      Colonel:

             But is that even your own idea?
      

      Rose:

             Or something Snake told you?
      

      Raiden:

             ...(Touche)
      

      Colonel:

             That’s the proof of your incompetence, right there. You lack the
             qualifications to exercise free will.
      

      Raiden:

             (lashing out) That’s not true! I have the right --
      

      Rose:

             (image splits/Rose enters) Does something like a ‘self’ exist inside
             of you?
      

      Colonel:

             That which you call ‘self’ serves as nothing more than a mask to
             cover your own being.
      

      Rose:

             In this era of ready made ‘truths’, ‘self’ is just something used to
             preserve those positive emotions that you occasionally feel...
      

      Colonel:

             ...another possibility is that ‘self’ is a concept you borrowed under
             the logic that it would endow you with some sense of strength...
      

      Raiden:

             That’s crap!
      

      Colonel:

             Is it? Would you prefer that someone else tell you? Alright then.
             Explain it to him.
      

      Rose:

             (feigning sincerity) Jack, you’re simply the best! And you got there
             all by yourself! (emphasize self)
      

      Raiden:

             Rrrr... (ridiculing me like this)
      

      Colonel:

             Oh, what happened? Do you feel lost? Why not try a bit of soul-
             searching?
      

      Rose:

             Don’t think you’ll find anything, though...
      

      Colonel:

             Ironic that although ‘self’ is something you yourself fashioned,
             every time something goes wrong, you turn around and place the blame
             on something else.
      

      Rose:

             (imitating Raiden) It’s not my fault. It’s not your fault.
      

      Colonel:

             In denial, you simply resort to looking for another, more convenient
             ‘truth’ in order to make yourself feel better.
      

      Rose:

             ...leaving behind in an instant the so-called ‘truth’ you once
             embraced.
      

      Colonel:

             Should someone like that be allowed to decide what is ‘truth’?
      

      Rose:

             Should someone like you even have the right to decide?
      

      Colonel:

             You’ve done nothing but abuse your freedom.
      

      Rose:

             You don’t deserve to be free!
      

      Colonel:

             We’re not the ones smothering the world. You are.
      

      Rose:

             The individual is supposed to be weak. But far from powerless –- a
             single person has the potential to ruin the world.
      

      Colonel:

             And the age of digitized communication has given even more power to
             the individual. Too much power for such an immature species. That’s
             why we’ve decided to be your guardians, if you will.
      

      Rose:

             Building a legacy involves figuring out what is wanted, and what
             needs to be done for that goal. All this, you used to struggle with.
             Now, we think for you.
      

      Colonel:

             We are your guardians after all.
      

      Raiden:

             You want to control human thought? Human behavior?
      

      Colonel:

             Of course. Anything can be quantified nowadays. That’s what this
             exercise was designed to prove.
      

      Rose:

             You fell in love with me just as you were meant to, after all. Isn’t
             that right, Jack?
      

      Colonel:

             Ocelot was not told the whole truth, to say the least.
      

      Rose:

             We rule an entire nation -– of what interest would a single soldier,
             no matter how able, be to us?
      

      Colonel:

             The S3 plan does not stand for Solid Snake Simulation.
      

      Colonel:

             What is does stand for is Selection for Societal Sanity...
      

      To AG Ascent 22 Movie demo 10 (game visuals)


      P080_22_M10 AG Ascent 22 Movie demo 10 (game visuals) Movie

      Link polygon demos from the last titles with rushes.

      Colonel:

             We used Shadow Moses as a paradigm for the exercise.
      

      Rose:

             I wonder if you would have preferred a fantasy setting?
      

      Colonel:

             (chuckle) We chose that backdrop because of its extreme
             circumstances. It was an optimal test for S3’s crisis management
             capacity. If the model could trigger, control and solve this, it
             would be ready for any contingency. And now, we have our proof.
      

      To AG Ascent 23 Codec demo 3


      P080_23_R03 AG Ascent 23 Codec demo 3 (Colonel continued) Codec screen

      Colonel:

             Raiden, there are also reasons behind your selection. Solidus raised
             plenty of other child soldiers. Do you know why we chose you over
             them?
      

      Raiden:

             ?
      

      Colonel:

             It was because you were the only one who refused to acknowledge the
             past. All the others remember what they were, and pay for it daily.
      

      Rose:

             But you turn your back on everything you don’t like. You do whatever
             you like, see only the things you like, and for yourself alone.
      

      Colonel:

             Yes -– Rose can attest to that.
      

      Rose:

             You refused to see me for what I was. I lied to you, but I wanted to
             be caught. You pretended to be understanding, to be a gentleman...
             you never made a conscious attempt to reach out to me... the only
             time you did was when I gave you no choice but to do so...
      

      Raiden:

             (responds to these accurate accusations without thinking, despite
             knowing he was lied to) I was just trying no to...
      

      Rose:

             (image splits/Rose enters) What? ‘Trying not to hurt me?’ Dear, the
             one you were trying not to hurt was yourself! Avoiding the truth
             under the guise of ‘kindness’ is all that you did!
      

      Rose:

             It occurred to you to do nothing but look out for yourself. Even if
             you claim it was for my sake, that feeling was nowhere to be seen. In
             the end, everything was for your sake. ...I was never part of the
             picture.
      

      Colonel:

             (sneering) Ha, ha, ha ...exactly right.
      

      Colonel:

             So you see, you’re a perfect representative of the masses we need to
             protect. This is why we chose you.
      

      Colonel:

             You accepted the fiction we’ve provided, obeyed our orders and did
             everything you were told to. The exercise is a resounding success.
      

      Colonel(Emma):

             Didn’t I tell you that GW was still incomplete? But not anymore,
             thanks to you.
      

      Colonel:

             Your persona, experiences, triumphs and defeats are nothing but by-
             products. The real objective was ensuring that we could generate and
             manipulate them. It’s taken a lot of time and money, but it was well
             worth it considering the results.
      

      Raiden:

             ...
      

      Colonel:

             I think that’s enough talk. It’s time for the final exercise.
      

      Colonel:

             Raiden, take Solidus down.
      

      Raiden:

             Think again! I’m through doing what I’m told!
      

      Colonel:

             Oh really? Aren’t you forgetting something?
      

      Colonel(Olga):

             If you die, my child dies.
      

      Colonel:

             The termination of vital signs from your nanomachines means the death
             of Olga’s child.
      

      Colonel:

             Not to mention the death of Rose. She’s wired the same way.
      

      Raiden:

             Rose –- does she actually exist?
      

      Rose:

             Of course I do, Jack! You have to beLIEve me!(there have been so many
             lies that nothing seems real. The users must decide for themselves.
             Ties into the underlying theme of finding out what to believe within
             yourself.
      

      Raiden:

             Damn...
      

      Colonel:

             It will be a fight to the death.
      

      Rose:

             Solidus, at least, wants you dead.
      

      Colonel:

             We will collect the necessary data from this last fight, then we’ll
             consider the exercise closed.
      

      Colonel:

             So, Jack the Ripper!
      

      Colonel:

             Will it be Solidus, the Patriots’ creation?
      

      Colonel:

             Or you -– Solidus’ creation?
      

      Colonel:

             Our beloved monsters -– enjoy yourselves.
      

      End Codec CALL

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      P080_24_P10 AG Ascent 24 polygon demo 10 (KF) Federal Hall

      Solidus and Raiden face each other. Solidus says to Raiden:

      Solidus:

             Jack, my son.
      

      He continues, pointing to his eye patch.

      Solidus:

             My clone brothers and I are called monsters – replicates of evil
             genes...
      

      Solidus:

             You are one-of-a-kind – But still a monster, shaped by a dark and
             secret history.
      

      Solidus:

             We need to decide which monstrosity will have the privilege of
             survival.
      

      Raiden cannot refuse to fight, considering Olga’s desperate sacrifice.

      Solidus:

             By the way, Jack...
      

      Solidus:

             I was the one who killed your parents.
      

      Raiden:

             !!
      

      Raiden is caught off guard.

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      P081_25_M11 AG Ascent 25 Movie demo 11 (live footage + picture) Movie

      Solidus:

             I claimed you for my own, and raised you as a soldier in the Devil’s
             Army.
      

      Solidus:

             I am your foster father, and your worst enemy.
      

      Raiden:

             Why?
      

      Solidus:

             Because I needed to know whether you were really someone else’s
             creation.
      

      Solidus:

             We’re repeating history, Jack.
      

      Solidus:

             Liquid and Solid hunted down Big Boss, trying to sever the tie that
             bound them to him.
      

      Solidus:

             Unless you kill me and face your past Jack, you will never escape. You
             will stay in the endless loop –- your own double helix.
      

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      P081_26_P11 AG Ascent 26 polygon demo 11 (MC) Federal Hall

      Solidus:

             It’s time we ere both free.
      

      He tosses the Ninja blade back to Raiden. The sword buries its point in the ground, cutting the handcuffs off in the process. Raiden is now free.

      Solidus:

             I have other reasons for wanting you dead.
      

      Solidus:

             The clues to the Patriots inside GW have been erased, but there are
             other traces. Inside YOU.
      

      Raiden:

             What?
      

      Solidus:

             The information is being carried by the nanomachines in your cerebral
             cortex, and throughout the neural network they formed.
      

      Both fighters ready their swords, Bushido-style. The pigeons take flight en masse.

      Solidus:

             Brace yourself!!
      

      He closes the steel collars.

      To the game (Solidus Boss Battle)



      <Plant Chapter>

         From “Ending 1”
           To “Ending 10 voice demo 1”
      


      P082_01_P01 Ending 1 polygon demo 1 (KF) Federal Hall

      Raiden duels on with Solidus, and finally succeeds in dealing him a death blow on the muscle suit’s Achilles tendon (heel?), the spine. Solidus, his spine almost severed, stumbles to the edge of the Federal Hall’s roof.

      Solidus:

             ...
      

      Solidus falls off of the roof, covered with blood. He expires holding onto the statue of George Washington.

      The irony here is Solidus’ unfulfilled ambition to be the President and architect of another declaration of independence. The American flag that Solidus tore off from the NYSE flutters down from above and covers his broken body.

      F.O./F.I.

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      P082_02_P02 Ending 2 polygon demo 2 (KF) In front of Federal Hall

      Wall Street, in front of the Federal Hall. After the battle with Solidus atop the blazing wreck of Arsenal Gear. The vehicle and its debris are still smoking from its encounter with the building. Helicopters clatter overhead, and fleets of emergency vehicles and rubbernecks attend to the scene. The arrival of the media adds to the cacophony. At the center of all this is the body of a former President (Soldius), draped in the Stars and Stripes. Beside him is the bronze statue of Washington, standing askew. Raiden looks on, spent. He believes that by killing Solidus, he has severed the link with his past. However, he feels no sense of resolution.

      Raiden:

             Who am I really... (echoes of Solidus’ confession)
      

      Snake cuts in. he has appeared at Raiden’s side unnoticed.

      Snake:

             No one quite knows who or what they are.
      

      He lays a hand on Raiden’s shoulder.

      Snake:

             The memories you have and the role you were assigned are burdens you
             had to carry.
      

      Snake:

             It doesn’t matter if they were real or not.
      

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      P082_03_M01 Ending 3 movie demo 1 (Manhattan crowds) Movie

      Slow-motion footage. Everyday shots of various Manhattan landmarks excluding the Federal Hall. Daytime live-action shots would work.

      Snake:

             There’s no such thing in the world as absolute reality.
      

      Snake:

             Most of what they call real is actually fiction.
      

      Snake:

             What you think you see is only as real as your brain tells you it
             is.
      

      Raiden:

             Then what am I supposed to believe in? What am I going to leave
             behind when I’m through?
      

      Snake:

             We can tell other people about –- having faith. What we had faith
             in.
      

      Snake:

             What we found important enough to fight for.
      

      Snake:

             It’s not whether you were right or wrong, but how much faith you
             were willing to have, that decides the future.
      

      Snake:

             The Patriots are a kind of ongoing fiction too, come to think of
             it...
      

      Raiden:

             ...
      

      Snake:

             Listen, don’t obsess over words so much. Find the meaning behind the
             words, then decide.
      

      Snake:

             You can find your own name.
      

      Snake:

             And your own future...
      

      Raiden:

             Decide for myself...?
      

      Snake:

             And whatever you choose will be you.
      

      Raiden:

             I don’t know if I can...
      

      Snake:

             I know you didn’t have much in terms of choices this time. An
             allusion to the fact that this game did not have a choice driven
             narrative.
      

      Snake:

             But everything you felt, thought about during the mission is yours.
             And what you decided to do with them is your choice...
      

      Raiden:

             Like how I’m going to start my life over? (Raiden:   You mean start
             over?)
      

      Snake:

             Yeah, a clean slate. A new name, new memories.
      

      Raiden:

             ...
      

      Snake:

             Choose your own legacy. It’s for you to decide.
      

      Snake:

             It’s up to you.
      

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      P082_04_P03 Ending 4 polygon demo 3 (MC+KF) In front of Federal Hall

      Snake notices the ID tags around Raiden’s neck.

      Snake:

             By the way, what is that?
      

      Raiden takes the dog tags off.

      Raiden:

             Dog tags?
      

      Raiden looks at the tags. They are marked with the name (max 12 letters), age, gender, and blood type that the user entered at the beginning of the game. Raiden looks to Snake for affirmation, but the latter, a smile on his face, shakes his head. Raiden looks at the tags once again.

      Snake:

             Anyone you know?
      

      Raiden closes his hand around the tags.

      Raiden:

             No, never heard the name before.
      

      Raiden:

             I’ll pick my own name --
      

      Raiden:

             -- and my own life. I’ll find something worth passing on.
      

      He tosses the dog tags far away over the crowd. Snake smiles and nods. Raiden nods back, looking slightly abashed. Snake looks at Solidus’ body.

      Raiden:

             They taught me some good things too.
      

      Snake:

             I know. We’ve inherited freedom from all those who’ve fought for it.
      

      Snake:

             We all have the freedom to spread the word. Even me.
      

      Raiden suddenly remembers something.

      Raiden:

             Snake, what about Olga’s child?
      

      Snake:

             Don’t worry. I’ll find him. Count on it.
      

      Snake:

             As long as you keep yourself alive, he’s safe.
      

      Raiden:

             Do you know where Liquid went?
      

      Snake:

             I put a transmitter on his RAY.
      

      Raiden:

             Did he head for the Patriots?
      

      Snake:

             Yeah. But I have a feeling they gave Ocelot a bogus location to
             begin with.
      

      Raiden:

             ...
      

      Snake:

             Cheer up. We have a better lead.
      

      Snake:

             This contains the list of all the Patriots.
      

      Snake takes out an MO disc.

      Raiden:

             But Ocelot took it!
      

      Raiden reaches for the MO disc.

      Snake:

             The one we gave you wasn’t the real thing.
      

      Snake withdraws the disc, messing with Raiden.

      Raiden:

             What?
      

      Somewhat sulkily.

      Snake:

             The virus is coded to destroy only a specific part of GW – namely
             the information about the Patriots’ identities.
      

      Close up of the disc.

      Snake:

             Which means that there’s a parameter coded in here that defines what
             that information is.
      

      Raiden:

             I get it -– analyze the code and you can probably find out where
             they operate.
      

      Raiden:

             Count me in --
      

      Snake:

             No, things you have to do first.
      

      Snake:

             And people you need to talk to...
      

      Raiden:

             ? (noticing something)
      

      Rose stands alone, her back to the crowd. She sees Raiden and waves her right hand.

      Raiden:

             ?
      

      Raiden realizes that Rose really does exist. They face each other in the middle of the street. Roses hair is now blonde.

      Raiden, remembering Snake, looks around for him.

      Raiden:

             Snake?
      

      Snake has already vanished. Otacon is not in sight, but Emma’s parrot can be seen taking off.

      (Snake and Otacon have already departed in Otacon’s car.)

      Rose:

             What’s wrong?
      

      Raiden:

             Nothing...
      

      Raiden:

             Can I ask you something? Who am I really?
      

      Raiden is serious. Rose is smiling.

      Rose:

             I wouldn’t know.
      

      Raiden:

             ...
      

      Raiden grows perturbed.

      Rose:

             But we’re going to find out together, aren’t we?
      

      Raiden:

             Oh... yeah...
      

      He cups Roses face between his palms as if to reassure himself of her existence.

      Rose:

             See me for what I am, okay?
      

      Raiden:

             I know.
      

      Rose caresses her stomach and lowers her gaze for a while.

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      P082_05_M02 Ending 5 movie demo 2 (crowd scene) Movie

      Everyday live footage of the Federal Hall. The building is undamaged. People walking by.

      Rose:

             Do you remember this place?
      

      Raiden:

             Of course. This is where we first met.
      

      Raiden:

             I remember now --
      

      Rose:

             Hm?
      

      Raiden:

             Today is the day I met you.
      

      Rose:

             That’s it.
      

      Raiden:

             I think I found something to pass along to the future.
      

      Rose:

             ...What?
      

      Raiden:

             He said all living things want their genes to live on.
      

      Rose:

             Are you talking about the baby?
      

      Same as Snake’s dialogue in the previous title.

      Raiden:

             Yeah. But genes aren’t the only thing you pass on.
      

      Raiden:

             There are too many things that aren’t written in our DNA.
      

      Raiden:

             It’s up to us to teach that to our children.
      

      Rose:

             What kinds of things?
      

      Raiden:

             About the environment, our ideas, our culture... poetry...
             compassion... sorrow... joy...
      

      Raiden:

             We’ll tell them everything... together.
      

      Rose:

             Is that a -– proposal?
      

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      P082_06_P04 Ending 6 polygon demo 4 (KF) In front of Federal Hall

      Put movie treatment on polygon demos and link them into a narrative (Rose).

      Slightly bashfully:

      Rose:

             This is for your ears only...
      

      Rose smiles The screen goes dark.

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      P082_07_G01 Ending 7 staff credits 1

      “Can’t Say Good-Bye to Yesterday” Roll credits up from bottom of screen.

      End BGre, and credits

      Black background. Audio only TV newscast. Visual of the Statue of Liberty stranded on Ellis Island, carried there by Arsenal Gear from its perch on Liberty Island. The statue is in front of the immigration Museum. The voiceover fades in and out erratically.

      Karen:

             This is Karen Hojo, reporting from Ellis Island. The effect of last
             night’s incident are apparent, even here. The Statue of Liberty made
             the long trip from France to Liberty Island in 1886 as a birthday
             present if you will of our independence. She now stands in front of
             the Immigration Museum.
      

      Karen:

             At long last, it seems that she will go through the immigration
             process.
      

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      P082_08_M03 Ending 8 movie demo 3 (Statue of Liberty)

      A shot of Lady Liberty. The statue should look slightly tilted.

      Karen:

             Will Lady Liberty finally get her Green Card?
      

      The statue is in front of the Immigration Museum on Ellis island. The humor here is that it has taken Liberty more than a century after its arrival in the U.S. in 1886 to get to Immigrations. The final question should also serve as a query to the users on whether they are fit to make decisions on their own.

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      P082_09_MO4 Ending 9 movie demo 4 (crowd) Movie

      Live footage of New Yorkers. Shots of the cityscape and its crowded streets. Snake’s lines in voiceover (like Naomi’s in the last title)

      Snake:

             Life isn’t just about passing on your genes. We can leave behind
             much more than just DNA. Through speech, music, literature and
             movies... what we’ve seen, heard, felt – anger, joy and sorrow –
             these are the things I will pass on. That’s what I live for.
      

      Snake:

             We need to pass the torch, and let our children red our messy and
             sad history by its light.
      

      Snake:

             We have the magic of the digital age to do that with.
      

      Snake:

             The human race will probably come to an end some time, and new
             species may rule over this planet. Earth may not be forever, but we
             still have the responsibility to leave what trace of life we can.
             Building the future and keeping the past alive are one in the same
             thing.
      

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      P082_10_V01 Ending 10 voice demo 1 MGS2 title still screen

      “MGS2 SONS OF LIBERTY” Post-credit closing sequence. Same feel as the Codec dialogues in the previous title.

      To mandatory Codec CALL

      Display the dialogue only on dark screen.

      Otacon:

             Snake, you there? It’s me.
      

      Otacon:

             I’ve finished going over that disc.
      

      Snake:

             Did you find the Patriots’ list?
      

      Otacon:

             Of course.
      

      Otacon:

             It contained the personal data of 12 people.
      

      Otacon:

             There was a name on it -– Snake, it was one of our biggest
             contributors.
      

      Snake:

             What’s going on around here?
      

      Otacon:

             I don’t know...
      

      Snake:

             ...Anyway, where are they?
      

      Otacon:

             Well, we were right about them being on Manhattan, but...
      

      Snake:

             But what?
      

      Otacon:

             They’re already dead. All twelve of them.
      

      Snake:

             When did it happen?
      

      Otacon:

             Well, ah, about 100 years ago.
      

      Snake:

             What the hell...
      

      END

      And yes, those are actually excerpts from the script. The game's story narrative is indeed that long. They are, for the respective chapters, f, then g-j, o-r, t, u, x, y, and bb-dd. For the full meat, you can read up the entire script here and here.

      For a quote that best sums them up, there's a bonus codec conversation here:

      Colonel: Raiden, you have to beat [Solidus Snake]! This is your last duty! // Raiden: We're not just pawns in some simulation game, you know! // Rosemary: Yes, you are. You're nothing but mere weapons. No different from fighter jets or tanks. // Raiden: What the -- // Colonel: The old model destroyed four years ago was "REX"... // Rose: The new amphibious model is "RAY"... // Colonel: Both of these are the same as the code names used by the U.S. Armed Forces to refer to Japanese war planes during World War II. // Rose: Your code name "Raiden" too, comes from the Japanese navy's name for one of its interceptors... // Raiden: Stop it! I'm not a weapon!! // Rose: Oh really? Do you know the code name the U.S. Armed Forces used for the Japanese fighter "Raiden"? // Colonel: It was "Jack". Both of you are just weapons to be used and thrown away. // Rose: Just weapons to be used on the battlefield. Just pawns in a game -- exactly as you said. // Colonel: And a weapon has no right to think for itself! Now, it's time to fulfill your purpose! Defeat [Solidus Snake]!

      Basically, the Patriots are basically what you get when you mix Big Brother from 1984, Skynet from the Terminator franchise, and possibly what amounts to God from Christianity and Judaism, probably a bit more with Allah from Islam, and amplify all the worst elements, and they believe themselves to be the good guys (and considering how they spent their time manipulating the protagonist Raiden throughout the game through various ways, they technically do have claim to at least the protagonists if not the technical heroes). They're bad enough that the series creator Hideo Kojima not only stated them to be absolute evil in the game, he actually stated that he created them specifically to make the main antagonist, Solidus Snake, not the absolute villain (and it speaks volumes about how a megalomaniacal clone of a blood knight who kills his followers if they are moles for the organization, is exceptionally ruthless in his ends and means, and not only outright murdered the protagonist's parents in cold blood long before the game events proper, but also forced said protagonist to act as a child soldier is merely what amounts to an anti-villain compared to the Patriots and their actions). What's worse, they harbor absolutely no remorse for their crimes at all even when called out on it by Raiden (and these crimes actually extend as far as to mass murder and even terrorism, and they even tried to harm children, to say little about threatening to kill a pregnant woman to force the protagonist to do what they want, and go back on their promise on at least the kid), and if anything outright gloat about their crimes, and they actually WON this game. And by "won", I don't mean a pyrrhic victory on their end. No, I mean they actually successfully won without any hinderances, at least no major hinderances or costs, as you can see from the script. Even Frollo paid for his actions dearly in the film, those guys, the Patriots, didn't, not in that game anyways. You'd probably get nightmares about those guys. And let me make clear, they DEFINITELY are very unique in their villainy, even moreso than Frollo.

      EDIT: Oh, and sorry for the bad language in the script, it came that way. And sorry for the length, but these are all the sections that directly mention the Patriots. Like I said, it's an extremely long game in terms of narrative. Other than the Patriots' call during the Solidus battle, I haven't even posted the optional Codec conversations directly relating to the Patriots and their motives, and there are plenty of them.

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    • So, uh, you have any plans to respond to that post? I realize it's longish, but can you at least acknowledge that the Patriots here are definitely even more unique than Frollo in terms of villainy, not to mention a LOT more evil than him?

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  • Hello Somebodybends, I have noticed that you are a Mulan fan and I think you would like to post your thoughts on Mulan live-action film on my blog and I am also sorry to say that I can't send you the link but you can check on my blog posts.

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  • Hello, I saw in the comment section under the Frollo page that Frollo was your favorite Disney Villain and I couldn't agree more. You  want to  know what I think makes him the most evil Disney villain? He has a concience. He's not your regular psycopath like Sykes, Shan Yu, Scar, or Judge Doom who probably don't know the difference bewtween right and wrong. Frollo knew what he was doing was wrong, he knew the difference, but he ultimately didn't care in the end.  At leat the other dark Disney villains I just mentioned didn't try to pretend they were more than what they were.

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    • Xel'lotath's actually listed as a CM on Villains wiki, see for yourself.

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    • Oh. Thanks for the correction. At least Villains Wiki is using some common sense. Too bad TVTropes still seems to list only Pious as being a Complete Monster, yet they ignore Xel'lotath or even Ulayoth.

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  • I'm going to be seeing a stage production of Beauty and the Beast this December. :-}

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  • Hi. A few days ago I put up a question on the forum. You can see it on the Mulan page. I hope you're interested. :-}

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  • Hi.

    I take it you're a very big fan of Belle, based on what you said on the Ariel wall. I really have some questions for you.

    I used to be very sympathetic towards Belle during my youth. However, certain... circumstances starting with Spring 2011 basically shattered my trust and sympathy for Belle.

    I really need to know these things: I know Belle's able to see into the soul of someone from direct interactions, but can she see into the soul of her books, recognize very evil written works when she reads them?

    I want to believe she could, but on the other hand, there have been plenty of people of the same intellect and literacy level as Belle who fell for the evil written works written by evil or misguided men. A good example of this is the Jacobin Club, including Maximillien de Robespierre of the Jacobin Club and their causing of the French Revolution to enact Jean-Jacques Rousseau's works, alongside the anti-Christian rhetoric of his fellow Philosophes (Voltaire, D'Amblert, and Diderot in particular), even Marquis de Sade (I know his 120 Nights of Sodom played a huge role in how they positioned freshly guillotined victims), and Marie Antoinette even was seduced by Rousseau's works, which ironically ended with her being decapitated by the Jacobins during the Reign of Terror. I fear, based on my reading of history, that Belle will probably be to Rousseau and Voltaire what the triplets were to Gaston, as they don't give any indication as to whether she possessed the same ability with books. People like Jean-Paul Sartre basically becoming smitten with Communism and especially monsters like Che Guevara certainly don't help either, and labeling them as the "most complete human being of our time." Plus, some teachers and professors at my colleges basically tried to bash Christianity, my gender of males, and traditional morality while pushing left-wing stuff in the classrooms, and many of them were undoubtedly intelligent, at least one even writing several books on classical literature. Is she going to support the French Revolution or not?

    Please, I need that information as... well, a crappy education at College by activist professors with a left-wing agenda, plus researching into the vile behavior of various intellectuals and their supporting evils like Communism and believing/pushing lies like Pope Pius XII being a Hitler supporter, and learning how various literate intelligent people were responsible for many of us Christians deaths since at least the French Revolution leaves me with distrust for Belle now. I actually have more trust in the triplets than with Belle right now, as at least the triplets are implied to be Christians, not to mention certainly not man-hating (far too many of my professor, including a militant feminist female professor, basically bashed men and implied women were never given an education or even made intelligent until the 1960s, that only men got an education), that's how serious my distrust of Belle has become.

    That brings me to my second point: Is Belle even Christian or religious? The film gave zero indication that she is religious, and in fact if her bashing her village (which is at least given a few hints of being Christian, Catholic most likely, certainly more than those given to her) would imply she may have been atheistic, or at least agnostic or deistic, and those things... well, they tried to exterminate us since the French Revolution, and with every single revolution since then.

    I really want to regain my trust in Belle, that's why I need to know any information in an honest manner. It's probably not as good as getting it from the writers of the film, or even from Paige O'Hara, but at least it's something.

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    • Paige O'Hara? Isn't she the one who voices Belle in the movie? Why should she know anything about this? She didn't create the character, did she?

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    • Somebodybends wrote: Paige O'Hara? Isn't she the one who voices Belle in the movie? Why should she know anything about this? She didn't create the character, did she?

      She didn't create the character, but then again, I've seen a few instances of actors who give their views on the characters they played and possible pasts despite technically never actually creating the character. Malcolm McDowell, for example, mentioned of Mr. Lindermann of Heroes that he was a villain due to having a "terrible childhood", and this was back in the 1st volume, well before Season 4 (which was technically the second half of Volume 3) confirmed this account as being true. Similarly, Ted Levine mentioned something along the lines of Captain Leland Stottlemeyer in Monk having served in the Vietnam War in one of the interviews about him and his character, and Frank Welkner also gave a similar assessment of Megatron to that of McDowell's aforementioned assessment of Mr. Lindermann. So I figured it was worth trying to ask in case she had some insight to the character.

      Besides, O'Hara was the only one of the cast and crew for the original film who was both most likely to be in the know about what and how they intended for Belle to be and was actually contactable. The writers and directors of the film don't seem to leave email addresses anyways, nor do they have any other means of communication other than possibly slugmail (which my prior experiences have proven to be unreliable) so I have no other options in either case.

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