The Metal Gear Saga Explained Part 2

February 16, 2008 at 5:25 pm 18 comments

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Welcome to part two of our three part recap/explanation of the Metal Gear Solid storyline. In case you haven’t seen part one yet, then go check out the first part here, to get up to speed on the story so far. If you’ve already done that though, then go ahead and read on.

The origins of the Perfect Soldier project start out with “Frank Jaeger” better known as Solid Snake’s one time comrade Gray Fox, or the Ninja. Gray was taken into FOXHOUND post rescue in Portable Ops, under the command of Naked Snake, who is now one of the key figures to knowing the identity of “The Patriots”. Towards the end of Portable Ops a dialogue between Ocelot and “Y” (To be explained later) tells us about “Big Boss” becoming one of The Patriots.

Gray Fox’s defection on Zanzibar Island is part of the Successor project. This move by the Patriots was meant to recruit Solid Snake as the perfect version of Big Boss to render them almost invincible. So the Patriots had anticipated Snake’s victory and the destruction of Metal Gear D, and had also planned the demise of Big Boss, so Solid Snake would take his place as an agent of the Patriots, just as Naked Snake killed the Boss during the events of Snake Eater.

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The whole process of succession would continue, but alas Solid Snake disappeared/retired post the events of Metal Gear 2 : Solid Snake and threw a solid wrench into the plans of the Patriots who then went into their own subliminal world – till the events of Shadow Moses. This gave them sufficient time to recover their energies and devise a whole new plan. The new plan includes creating an even more perfect version of Snake, so the incident at Shadow Moses was orchestrated at the hands of The Patriots through Liquid’s appearance and the FOXHOUND unit, which takes control of the archipelago.

Gray Fox’s resurgence as the Ninja has an interesting story to it too. Remember Olga from MGS2 has a child held by the Patriots? Well if mommy could don “The Ninja Exoskeleton” for the Patriots just for the baby then so could Daddy, yes, Gray Fox is presumably the father of this child and is working at the behest of The Patriots to save his child. Even The Boss’s child was taken away from her by the Philosophers so there’s a precedent for this in the series.

Snake was injected with FOXDIE so that he would die when his mission got over, but unfortunately this does not happen and Snake survives due to Naomi Hunter’s humane side. So Snake lives on causing the Patriots to rethink their strategies once again.

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Since Snake is still alive the Patriots try and identify another candidate to fill in his shoes and this time the find Raiden. Raiden and Gray fox almost share the same history – both were child mercenaries in wars and were trained extensively under the guidance of “Snake” (Naked Snake and Solidus Snake). Since this was the “Successor project” now termed “SSS”(Solid Snake Simulation), it has to end with the demise of Solidus who shares almost the same relationship that Solid Snake had with Big Boss.

Now if you remember Ocelot’s words about SSS, he says the entire mission was to emulate the events of Shadow Moses, which means “The Perfect Soldier” project is still underway and there is something like “Les Enfants Terrible II ” being created by the Patriots.

Raiden’s girl Rosemary is pregnant with a child by the end of MGS2, so this child/children add another dimension to the upcoming sequel.

Gray Fox was indebted to Bigg Boss/Naked Snake and this relation is carried forward with Solid Snake and Raiden as well, but this time Raiden is not working for Patriots but for Solid Snake. His role in the game is threefold – rescue both his own child and Olga’s child and finish off the Patriots for – which he dons same exoskeleton in the upcoming sequel in Guns of the Patriots.

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Naomi has a huge role in the process of implanting the exoskeleton onto Raiden. She also holds a key role in decoding the Patriots, She is still under the influence of the Patriots and plays a key role in the upcoming “Les enfants terrible II” project that might be revealed in MGS4.

That’s it for part two people, and there’s one last part to follow and also a handy graphic to make the whole picture even clearer. Go on now to get to part three right here…

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  • 1. The Metal Gear Saga Explained: MGS4 and More «  |  February 16, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    […] so that’s all for this part, but there’s a lot more coming for all MGS fans soon. Move on to part 2 now, with more insights into the story so far and some guesses at what we can expect […]

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  • 2. Spell check man  |  February 17, 2008 at 9:35 am

    Saving the world from typos: the name should be gray fox should it not?

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  • 3. me  |  February 17, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    didn’t grey fox die in MGS. How could he get Olga pregnant?

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  • 4. maail  |  February 17, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    It’s actually ‘Gray Fox’ 😉

    And how can Gray Fox be the father of Olga’s Child? Fox dies in MGS and he wouldn’t even be alive in Son’s of Liberty.

    In the series time line Olga gives birth after the Tanker incident which is in 2007.

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  • 5. Mazman  |  February 17, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    Who the hell is “Gary” Fox? Jeez.

    I hope you guys make clear that this is all just a theory and none of this has been revealed in-game at all.

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  • 6. Alan Buchan  |  February 17, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    well dont agree with a few things i dont think its possible that “Gray fox” (not Gary fox) could be the father of Olgas Child as the events at shadow moses take place two years before the Tanker Incident where Olga is seen to be pregnant.

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  • 7. Snake  |  February 17, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    dude its Gray not Gary. and thanks for the article, its great

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  • 8. Justin  |  February 17, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    it’s “Gray Fox”…not “Gary”

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  • 9. abdullah  |  February 17, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    so you said, “…. Solid Snake and threw a solid wrench into the plans of the Patriots who then went into their own subliminal world – till the events of Shadow Moses. This gave them sufficient time to recover their energies and devise a whole new plan. The new plan includes creating an even more perfect version of Snake, so the incident at Shadow Moses was orchestrated at the hands of The Patriots through Liquid’s appearance and the FOXHOUND unit, which takes control of the archipelago…..”

    But then you said “Snake was injected with FOXDIE so that he would die when his mission got over, but unfortunately this does not happen and Snake survives due to Naomi Hunter’s humane side. So Snake lives on causing the Patriots to rethink their strategies once again.”

    so why would the patriots want to kill Solid? didn’t they want to create an even more perfect of Snake? Why FoxDie?

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  • 10. Razmossis  |  February 17, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    Gary Fox!?? what?? its Gray Fox, where are you getting this Gary from?
    Also its the S3 not the SSS, and it actually stands for ‘Selection for Societal Sanity’

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  • 11. Jack  |  February 17, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    ummn, it’s actually gray fox, not gary.

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  • 12. MattMTL  |  February 17, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    “Gary Fox’s resurgence as the Ninja has an interesting story to it too. Remember Olga from MGS2 has a child held by the Patriots? Well if mommy could don “The Ninja Exoskeleton” for the Patriots just for the baby then so could Daddy, yes, Gary Fox is presumably the father of this child and is working at the behest of The Patriots to save his child.”

    what child are you talking about? i hope your not talking about olga’s child because gray fox can’t be the father of olga’s child. The events of MGS2 happened years after MGS1 and olga was pregnant during the tanker incident where she fights snake

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  • 13. 28  |  February 18, 2008 at 10:14 am

    @Everyone
    Sorry about the typo :-p

    @Abdullah

    The patriots want to create a perfect version of Snake so the data that maps all of snakes activities in the Shadow Moses project and then they had planned to eliminate him because he knew about their existence post Metal Gear 2….but they never had sufficient data cause Snake Disappeared once again after the events of Shadow moses

    @ Razmossis
    S3 does stand for Selection for Societal Sanity’, also, but at the end od MGS2 ocelot also reveals that it stands for solid snake simulation. Play out MGS2 and you shall know.

    @MattMTL
    We have no proof that Olga never existed during the events of MGS1 but since this is the successor project, the entire thing is a full cycle…Boss and Sorrow had ocelot on the battlefield…and if the child has to be related this is the only relation that can be figured out…otherwise the enntire fact of the exoskeleton never fits in…

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  • 14. Terry Fox  |  February 18, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    Lol ! Please change Gary Fox to Gray Fox before the entire game community collapses into a space time anomaly.

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  • 15. maail  |  February 18, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    Lol…That all happened because he had comment moderation enabled..tsk tsk…all I can say is poorly written and poorly researched..

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  • 16. JERK FACE BALLS  |  March 25, 2008 at 9:08 am

    HEY, THE PATRIOTS DID NOT SET UP SHADOW MOSES, IT WAS SOLIDUS THAT DID THAT. AND THE PATRIOTS USED SOLID TO STOP SOLIDUS.. REMEMBER GEORGE SEARS.. THE PRESIDENT… HE WAS BEHIND SHADOW MOSES.

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  • 17. jerry siegal  |  July 1, 2011 at 2:17 am

    wow, I don’t think this guy ever played any of the MGS game or even knows anything about the length of time it takes to give birth to a child, and by the way its nine months, not two years nine months, your a moron and this was stupid and inaccurate

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  • 18. airsoft pistols airsoft revolvers  |  September 14, 2013 at 10:01 am

    This is a topic that’s close to my heart…
    Many thanks! Exactly where are your contact details though?

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