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    METAL GEAR: GHOST BABEL (AKA METAL GEAR SOLID GBC) SCRIPT version 1.10
    
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    This copy of the script focuses on the plot.  It only covers mandatory Codec
    conversations and dialogue from cutscenes, so a lot of things have been
    left out.  Press "Ctrl" and "F" on your keyboard to search for any string of
    characters like a word or phrase.  If you want to skip to a section of
    this guide, type its alphanumeric code into the search field.
    
    CONTENTS
    S1. Script
         00a Small Talk
         00b Mission Details
         01a Insertion
         02a Bad News
         02b A Survivor
         03a Rendezvous
         04a Chris Jenner
         04b Slasher Hawk
         05a Search for Harks
         05b Jimmy
         06a Barracks Blackout
         06b Babysitting
         06c Marionette Owl
         07a Nuclear Threat
         08a Terrorist Ultimatum
         08b More Bad News
         08c Pyro Bison
         09a Enemy Spy
         09b Power Plant Sabotage
         10a Traitor
         11a Sophie N'dram
         11b Black Art Viper
         12a Metal Gear
         13a Project Babel
         13b Conspiracy
    S2. Special Stage Script
    S3. Things to Note
    S4. Script Information
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    S1. Script
    
    00a Small Talk
    
    [The intro is a flashback to Snake and Campbell's meeting before the mission.
    It starts with the silhouette of a flying cargo plane, then shows Snake having
    a smoke inside.  Next the setting becomes Snake's house in Alaska.  Snake
    looks disheveled.  Behind him are the outlines of two people, and a handful
    of red dots hover on his chest.  Campbell, who appears in a portrait, has
    apparently brought armed soldiers with him.]
    
    Campbell
         It's been a long time, Snake.
    
    Snake
         Didn't expect to see you again.  Drink?
    
    Campbell
         Got Scotch?
    
    Snake
         Single malt, straight up and neat - if I remember right.
    
    Campbell
         That you do....This house - ?
    
    Snake
         Built it myself.
    
    Campbell
         Didn't know you were a carpenter.  You know, it's already been three
         years since you left....How's Alasaka been treating you?
    
    Snake
         Colonel, did you come all the way out here with the cavalry to make small
         talk with me?
    
    Campbell
         ........
    
    Snake
         Trouble, huh.
    
    Campbell
         The world is on the brink of nuclear holocaust.  We came to request your
         help.
    
    Snake
         Request?  As if I have the choice to refuse.
    
    Campbell
         You do.  I know too well that you can't be ordered or coerced.  But
         you'll say yes because you need to.  Let me tell you about it first.
    
    Snake
         ........
    
    [The red lasers on Snake's chest disappear.]
    
    Campbell
         A week ago, a C-5 Galaxy transport plane on a classified mission to South
         America vanished.
    
    Snake
         Terrorists?
    
    Campbell
         Of course.  But the problem is what it was carrying.
    
    Snake
         Nuke.
    
    Campbell
         Yes.  And some.
    
    Snake
         ?
    
    Campbell
         It was Metal Gear.
    
    [The screen slowly scrolls up the silhouette of a Metal Gear.  This model has
    twin rail guns that look like giant tuning forks.]
    
    Snake
         What!
    
    Campbell
         Nuclear-capable bipedal armored vehicle designed to realize the
         possibility of nuclear strikes from anywhere on the planetary surface....
         The devil's candy of mass destruction to change the meaning of nuclear
         warfare, and it was on that plane.
    
    Snake
         But I....
    
    Campbell
         Yes, you destroyed Metal Gear in Outer Heaven seven years ago.  But the
         U.S. Government recognized the strategic advantages of Metal Gear and
         secretly extracted the data from Outer Heaven.  The development continued,
         just under a different flag.  The South American hop was probably for a
         field exercise.
    
    Snake
         Christ....
    
    Campbell
         Metal Gear's researchers were also on board [sic].  The idea of Metal
         Gear in terrorist hands goosed Washington into finding out its new
         location in just a week: came in today.
    
    Snake
         Where?
    
    Campbell
         Gindra.
    
    Snake
         Gindra?
    
    [A map of the fictional country Gindra appears.]
    
    Campbell
         Central Africa; fairly small.
    
    Snake
         I heard there was a civil war going on; an armed uprising by a separatist
         ethnic minority.  And that peacekeeping troops were deployed.
    
    Campbell
         So the hermit keeps up with the news.  Metal Gear is in the hands of the
         armed separatist group Gindra Liberation Front, commonly known as GLF; 
         their leader is 'General' Augustine Eguabon, charismatic and armed to 
         the teeth.  
    
    [A mugshot of a dark-haired, bearded man has overlapped the Gindra map. His
    face looks weathered.]
    
    Campbell
         They operate out of a virtually impregnable fortress, Galuade, in the
         mountains.  Neither the Gindran government nor the U.N. can get to them.
         We also have intel that they recently hired several top-class mercenaries
         as consultants.  We suspect that the mercenaries executed the Metal Gear
         hijacking.
    
    Snake
         So they plan to win their independence by threatenting nuclear strikes
         with Metal Gear....
    
    [Campbell's portrait and the disheveled Snake reappear in place of the
    Gindra map.]
    
    Campbell
         Snake, come with me to Gindra.  We need you.  We need the 'Legend.'
    
    Snake
         Don't call me that.  I know all the names for a killer, and that's one of
         them.
    
    Campbell
         A military dictatorship of possession of Metal Gear - damm [sic] it, you
         know they won't hesitate to push that button.  And millions will die.
    
    Snake
         Colonel, I'm not in Fox-Hound anymore.
    
    Campbell
         You're saying you won't go?
    
    Snake
         Why can't you leave me alone?  Alaska is quiet - and my life is good.
    
    Campbell
         You won't change your mind?
    
    Snake
         No.
    
    Campbell
         Even if I tell you that the fortress Galuade, GLF's home base, was once
         called Outer Heaven?
    
    Snake
         What?
    
    Campbell
         The very same place; where you went to war seven years ago, destroyed
         Metal Gear, and became the 'Legend.'
    
    Snake
         Is there a connection?
    
    Campbell
         I don't know.  But the fact is, there is Metal Gear in Outer Heaven.  You
         believe in coincidence?  I believe in conspiracy.
    
    Snake
         And you want me to find out.
    
    Campbell
         I'm asking you to join me.  If the past is at your heels, you turn around
         and face it.  Am I wrong?
    
    Snake
         ........
    
    Campbell
         End it, once and for all.  It's all back there, in Outer Heaven.
    
    Snake
         ........Tell me about this mission.
    
    00b Mission Details
    
    [The map of Gindra reappears.]
    
    Campbell
         Your mission is to infiltrate the fortress Galudade, rescue the hostages
         and neutralize Metal Gear before its assembly is complete.  Steve Gardner,
         the National Security Advisor, is in command of this mission.
    
    Snake
         Gardner himself?
    
    Campbell
         America's best kept secret just got hijacked, and may be used in a
         terrorist attack.  Who else?
    
    Snake
         A national crisis, in fact.
    
    Campbell
         A global one, I'd say.  And one more thing.  The Army's Delta Force is
         already in Galuade; carry out the mission in concert with them.
    
    Snake
         Whose bright idea was this?
    
    Campbell
         [General] John Parker, Army Chief of Staff.
    
    Snake
         Top Army brass, huh.
    
    Campbell
         Metal Gear's development was under Army control.  They of course want to
         do something about the situation themselves.  In addition, four people
         will serve as your backup personnel via the Codec.
    
    [Mugshots of the support team members will appear individually as Campbell
    describes them.  First, an Asian teenaged girl is shown.]
    
    Campbell
         First, Mei Ling.
    
    Snake
         Awfully young.  Doesn't look like a soldier.
    
    Campbell
         PhD [Doctor of Philosophy] candidate at MIT [Massachusetts Institute 
         of Technology].  Incidentally, she developed the new radar and Codec 
         system you'll be using.  She'll be in charge of mission logs (saving) as 
         well.  When you have a question about the radar or the Codec, or need
         to log in (save), contact her at frequency 140.96.
    
    [A mugshot of a light-haired, square-jawed man appears.]
    
    Campbell
         Brian McBride.  Africa Desk, Director of Operations, Central Intelligence
         Agency.
    
    Snake
         CIA....
    
    Campbell
         Don't look so disgusted.  McBride effectively planned this mission, and
         has expert knowledge of Gindran affairs.  Ask him about the mission, GLF,
         or [the] Gindran environment if you need to.  Frequency is 141.52.
    
    [A mugshot of a dark-haired man appears.  He has noticeable marks on the side
    of his face; they could be battle scars.]
    
    Campbell
         Ronard Lensenbrink, alias Weasel. A mercenary.
    
    Snake
         I've heard of him.  Word is he's about as trustworthy as a weasel.
    
    Campbell
         But, he's good.  Some say as good as Solid Snake, the 'Legend.'
    
    Snake
         So why isn't he working the field on this one?
    
    Campbell
         The U.S. government apparently has more trust in you.
    
    Snake
         ....I doubt that.
    
    Campbell
         Anyway, Weasel's a player in the mercenary circle.  He's well up on
         soldiers of fortune from all over the world, and we know that GLF
         contracted some major ones.  If you run across a live one, get Weasel
         on the Codec; he'll have something useful for you.
    
    [A mugshot of Campbell appears.]
    
    Campbell
         I have field control of this mission.  Frequency is 140.85; if anything
         happens, contact me ASAP [as soon as possible] so I can stay on top of
         it.
    
    Snake
         Colonel, didn't you retire from Fox-Hound two years ago?  Why this
         mission?
    
    Campbell
         No one can carry this mission out but you.  I was only called in because
         I know you well.
    
    Snake
         And that's all?
    
    Campbell
         ........I also have a score to settle with the past....we all have our
         shadows, Snake.
    
    Snake
         ........
    
    [The intro returns to the present.  It shows Snake inside the plane and then
    the plane's silhouette.]
    
    Campbell
         Snake, we've arrived over Outer Heaven - Galuade.
    
    Snake
         Ready to descend.
    
    Campbell
         We're counting on you.
    
    Snake
         I know. ....... It's all back here....
    
    [The plane's cargo ramp opens and the intro ends.]
    
    01a Insertion
    
    [Snake parachutes into a jungle.  He glides offscreen past a patrolling guard.
    After landing, he runs north and stops short of the guard's path.  The Codec
    screen appears.]
    
    Snake
         This is Snake....Colonel, can you hear me?
    
    Campbell
         Successful HALO [High Altitude Low Opening] landing, I see.
    
    Snake
         Nothing like skydiving at dawn.  Present location, 3km south of fortress
         as planned.  Heavy security; sentries ahead.
    
    Campbell
         Snake, make sure you stay out of their sight.
    
    Mei Ling
         Watch the radar to keep track of enemy movements.  I'll go over it again
         just in case.
    
    [The Codec screen disappears for the obligatory radar tutorial.]
    
    Mei Ling
         See the radar at the top right?  The large dot is you, the others are
         enemy troops.  Got it?  Once you've been detected by the enemy, the
         radar will be non-operational.  Be careful.
    
    [The Codec screen reappears.]
    
    Campbell
         Your mission is to infiltrate Galuade, work with Delta Force to rescue
         the researchers, and destroy Metal Gear.  Orders will be relayed via
         the Codec.  My frequency is 140.85; call if anything turns up. To use
         the Codec, just press SELECT, and then START.  We'll be in touch; when
         a call sounds, push the SELECT button to receive.
    
    Mei Ling
         Raise me on frequency 140.96 when you need to save.
    
    Campbell
         First, get to the front of the fortress; cut northward through the
         jungle you're in.
    
    Snake
         Roger that.
    
    02a Bad News
    
    [The player has headed north of the parachute landing.  A short cutscene is
    shown: the camera scrolls up behind Snake to reveal a tower in the distance.
    The METAL GEAR SOLID logo is shown.  Then the Codec screen appears.]
    
    Campbell
         Snake, we have new intelligence.
    
    Snake
         Bad news?
    
    Campbell
         How did you know?
    
    Snake
         You've never exactly been a messenger of joy.  So?
    
    Campbell
         Seems that Delta Force was wiped out.
    
    Snake
         Are you serious?
    
    Campbell
         It's true.
    
    Snake
         But Delta Force - the best of the Army's best - so easiy?
    
    Weasel
         It means they were outclassed.
    
    Snake
         ?
    
    Weasel
         Those mercenaries on the enemy's payroll are all A-list guns.  You've
         been out of action for a while, but I'm out there and I know what I'm
         talking about.  If you're going to take one of them on, give me a buzz.
    
    Snake
         Planning to give me advice?
    
    Weasel
         That's what I was hired for.  It's a policy of mine to earn my keep.
         Frequency's 141.80.  Don't forget.
    
    Snake
         I won't.
    
    McBride
         Snake, McBride from the CIA here.  Don't underestimate GLF.  They aren't
         just another rebel group - their annual revenue from drug and rare metal
         trafficking is more than $50 million, and their black-market arms were
         financed by that money. [Their weapons are] all state-of-the-art. Be
         careful.  I'm with the Africa Desk of Ops.  I can provide data on not
         just the GLF, but on things like Gindran climate, flora and fauna. My
         frequency is 141.52.
    
    Snake
         All right.
    
    Campbell
         Snake, continue with the mission.  Infiltrate the fortress Galuade.
    
    [The gameplay screen appears.  Campbell calls to advise Snake while the screen
    focuses on a security camera.]
    
    Campbell
         Snake, first gain entry to the fortress.  Enemy security should be even
         tighter than it was in the jungle.  Keep your eyes open, especially for
         surveillance cameras.
    
    02b A Survivor
    
    [The player has infiltrated the fortress walls and reached the most northern
    section of the perimeter.  Snake gets a call and the Codec screen appears.
    The caller's Codec portrait looks like video static.]
    
    ???
         ....is anyone out there?  Can anyone hear me?  This is....
    
    Snake
         Who is this?
    
    [The Codec portrait of static changes to a woman.]
    
    ???
         Thank God....This is Segeant Chris Jenner of Delta Force.
    
    Snake
         Delta Force?  A survivor?
    
    Campbell
         It wasn't annihilated?
    
    Jenner
         No....Who are you?  The U.S. rescue team?
    
    Snake
         No.  I'm the black sheep you were supposed to work with.
    
    Jenner
         ....?  Not....Fox-Hound?
    
    Snake
         Solid Snake speaking.
    
    Jenner
         You!  I've heard things about you.
    
    Snake
         What kind of things?
    
    Jenner
         The best saboteur ever - the one who destroyed Metal Gear in Outer Heaven,
         seven years ago.  The 'Legend'....
    
    Snake
         Don't believe everything you hear.  Some say I'm just an attention-
         seeking killer.
    
    Jenner
         So - which is true?
    
    Snake
         Make up your own mind.
    
    Jenner
         ........
    
    Campbell
         Sergeant Jenner, are there any other survivors from the unit besides you?
    
    Jenner
         ....no.  Everbody else....I.... They're monsters, sir.
    
    Snake
         They?  You mean those mercenaries.
    
    Jenner
         Yes.  Especially the leader, a man called Viper....There was nothing
         we could do, even if it wasn't an ambush....
    
    Snake
         An ambush?  The mission was leaked?
    
    Jenner
         I don't know.  But....
    
    McBride
         This is an absolutely classified mission.  There is no way it could have
         been compromised.
    
    Weasel
         Wanna bet?  There's always someone who's willing to sell out.  What makes
         an American brass tick, huh?  Money, power, glory, women, men....?
    
    McBride
         Can it.  There is no risk of spies here.
    
    Weasel
         Pretty sure, aren't you?
    
    McBride
         Everyone involved in this mission has undergone rigorous background
         checks.
    
    Weasel
         I see.... they're all trusted.
    
    Snake
         How about it, Colonel?
    
    Campbell
         This is a top secret mission.  Only a handful of people know of it, in
         the government and the military.  I have to agree with McBride.
    
    Snake
         ....All right.  Sergeant Jenner, is Metal Gear really inside the
         fortress?
    
    Jenner
         Yes.  I still don't have the exact location, but the assembly is
         apparently near completion and the researchers have been confined to
         another building.
    
    Snake
         Do you have the location of the researchers?
    
    Jenner
         I'm sorry.  All I know is they're somewhere here in Galuade....
    
    Snake
         OK.... How did you enter the fortress?
    
    Jenner
         Through the drainage system.
    
    Snake
         The drainage system?
    
    Jenner
         Bingo.  You saw those buildings with recessed east walls?  There are
         hidden access ways down into the ground in those recesses.
    
    Snake
         Building with an indented east wall, entry into an underground route in
         the recess.  Got it.  Get yourself back there and get out of here.
    
    Jenner
         No, I'm staying here.
    
    Snake
         No, you're not.  I have no time to babysit a Brownie.  You get out.
    
    Jenner
         No.
    
    Snake
         Sergeant!
    
    Jenner
         I will not abandon the mission!
    
    Snake
         But -
    
    Jenner
         I have to finish this.
    
    Campbell
         For your fallen comrades....?
    
    Jenner
         ........
    
    Snake
         ........
    
    Campbell
         Snake, having an ally in the field could be useful.
    
    Jenner
         Please, sir.
    
    Snake
         ........All right.  You've got guts, I'll grant you that.
    
    Jenner
         Thank you.
    
    Snake
         We'll rendezvous inside the fortres.  In the meantime, gather as much
         intel as possible.
    
    Jenner
         Got it.
    
    Snake
         You watch out for your own back until then.
    
    Jenner
         Of course.
    
    Snake
         And no cowboy acts.
    
    Jenner
         I know that.
    
    Snake
         And one other thing -
    
    Jenner
         Yes?
    
    Snake
         Can I call you Chris?
    
    Jenner
         We don't know each other that well.
    
    Snake
         We can easily change that.
    
    Jenner
         As comrades in arms?
    
    Snake
         That's up to you.
    
    Chris
         OK.  My frequency is 140.25.  Ask me if you have any questions about the
         fortress.
    
    Snake
         OK, Chris.
    
    Chris
         Good luck, Snake.
    
    Campbell
         All right, Snake.  Look for that way into the duct that Sergeant Jenner
         was talking about.  Go to the building with a recessed east wall, and
         get underground from the concealed entry point in the recess.
    
    03a Rendezvous
    
    [The player has found the building that Chris had talked about.  Snake climbs
    down a ladder to the underground route and the Codec screen appears.]
    
    Snake
         Chris, I'm at the duct entrance.  Where are you?
    
    Chris
         In the building right above the duct you're in.
    
    Snake
         Pretty near.
    
    Chris
         I'm about to find out what I can here.
    
    Snake
         How?
    
    Chris
         I got an enemy trooper uniform.  It should let me blend in - and
         listen in.
    
    Snake
         Chris....
    
    Chris
         Don't worry.  I'll find out where the researchers are.
    
    Snake
         Don't over do it.
    
    Chris
         I know.
    
    Snake
         I'll go up to your floor and we'll rendezvous there.
    
    Chris
         I'll be disguised, so no Codec contact.  Make voice contact when I'm
         alone.
    
    Snake
         All right.  But aren't you wearing the same uniform as the enemy?  How
         am I supposed to spot you among all the enemy soldiers?
    
    Chris
         What about my hairstyle?  I have my hair tied up at the back.  You should
         be able to recognize me from that, OK?
    
    Snake
         Hairstyle, huh?  Even among the GLF soldiers there are heaps of guys
         with long hair.
    
    Chris
         Yeah, you're right.  Um, OK, how about if I wear a red cap?
    
    Snake
         All right.  If I see a soldier wearing a red cap, with hair tied up at
         the back it must be you.  Got it.
    
    Chris
         Right, Snake.  See you soon.
    
    [The gameplay screen appears.  Campbell calls.]
    
    Campbell
         Snake, rendezvous with Sergeant Jenner.  She's in the watchtower above.
         Get through the duct and gain entry to the tower.
    
    [The player has made it through the drainage system.  Snake climbs up a ladder
    to the building where Chris is hiding.  Campbell calls to remind the player 
    about the current objective.]
    
    Campbell
         Snake, rendezvous with Sergeant Jenner.  She should be somewhere in the
         tower with you.  Remember that she's disguised; [c]ontact her when she's
         alone so that the enemy won't be alerted.  She has long hair, tied up at
         the back, and is wearing a red cap.
    
    Snake
         I know.  Long hair, tied up at the back, and a red cap.  No problem.
    
    [The player has found a guard with a green uniform, a red cap, and long hair.]
    
    Chris
         Snake, it's me.  Follow me.
    
    04a Chris Jenner
    
    [Snake follows Chris into another room.]
    
    Chris
         We won't have to worry about the guards here.
    
    Snake
         Good.  We can talk.
    
    [An illustration of Snake and Chris appears.]
    
    Snake
         ........
    
    Chris
         What is it?
    
    Snake
         Sorry - it's just that you're easier on the eyes than any other Delta
         Force operator I've met.
    
    Chris
         Is that your idea of a compliment?
    
    Snake
         Absolutely.  Anyway, what did you find out?
    
    Chris
         Plenty.  Only one researcher is left - James Harks, aka 'Jimmy the
         Wizard,' head of [the] Metal Gear development team.  Supposed to be a
         genius.
    
    Snake
         Get his location?
    
    Chris
         Uh-huh.  There are barracks to the north of this building; he seems to
         be held there.
    
    Snake
         In the barracks to the north of here, got it.
    
    Chris
         One more thing; there are four mercenaries working as GLF's military
         consultants.
    
    [The silhouettes of four people briefly appear.  Their mugshots and
    silhouettes appear individually as Chris mentions each one.]
    
    Chris
         Slasher Hawk.  His signature weapon is a giant boomerang.  Marionette
         Owl, expert assassin and master of nocturnal combat.  Pyro Bison, who
         practices his own Scorched Earth tactics with a massive flame thrower.
         And their leader - Black Art Viper.
    
    Snake
         Viper - poisonous snake....
    
    [The group of silhouettes reappear.]
    
    Chris
         They first appeared on the scene around two years ago.  Made a round of
         hot spots around the world before they set up in Gindra.  They're very,
         very good.  Rumor has it they're former U.S. Special Forces.
    
    Snake
         American....?
    
    [Snake and Chris are shown again.]
    
    Snake
         That was good work in a pretty short time.
    
    Chris
         I tried my best.  Was that a good enough proof for you?
    
    Snake
         Let's just say you convinced me you don't me babysiting.  What else?
    
    Chris
         ........
    
    Snake
         Anything wrong?
    
    Chris
         Um.... [Chris lowers her head.]  Yes....Like the fact that we Americans
         are not welcome around here.
    
    Snake
         Why?
    
    Chris
         They think the U.S. is blocking their independence.  That the deployment
         of peacekeepers is an armed invasion to extend U.S. control over Gindra.
         That's why they have such faith in the General, who wants to end U.S.
         interference and win independence.  I thought our mission was for the
         good of the people of this country.  But....what we're doing may be....
    
    Snake
         Chris, why did you join the military?
    
    Chris
         What? Well....Maybe because I wanted something concrete.
    
    Snake
         Something concrete?
    
    Chris
         Like 'justice' or 'disclipine' - all the things we need to keep going....
    
    Snake
         Chris, the only thing you need a battlefield to keep going is the
         instinct to keep living.
    
    Chris
         Yeah....
    
    Snake
         I don't want you to die.
    
    Chris
         But....
    
    Snake
         Think about completing the mission, about going home alive, first.
    
    Chris
         Yes....I guess so.  I will....for now....
    
    [The gameplay screen appears.]
    
    Snake
         I'm going after Harks.  He must have some valuable information on
         Metal Gear.
    
    Chris
         OK.  I'll open the doors with my Card 3.  You can trail me.
    
    Snake
         Chris.
    
    Chris
         What?
    
    Snake
         You're going to be OK?
    
    Chris
         Don't worry.  With this outfit on, no one will spot me.
    
    Snake
         That's not what I meant.
    
    Chris
         ........I know....thanks.  Ladies first.
    
    [The screen follows Chris as she leaves the room.  Afterward, Campbell reminds
    the player of the new objective.]
    
    Campbell
         Snake, rescue James Harks, the chief of [the] Metal Gear development
         team.  Harks is held in the barracks to the north of the watchtower
         you're in.  First, follow Sergeant Jenner's lead and get to the north
         side of the tower.
    
    [The player has followed Chris through the building.  Chris leads Snake
    outside.]
    
    Chris
         The barracks where Harks is kept is to the northeast of here.
    
    Snake
         Got it.  I'll have to head east from here and I'll be OK.  What about
         you?
    
    Chris
         I'll check out the power plant.
    
    Snake
         The power plant?
    
    Chris
         It supplies all the power for this fortress.  But there's something
         strange going on.
    
    Snake
         Like what?
    
    Chris
         It's an important installation, sure, but there's too much traffic.  I'm
         going to take a look, see what's up.  Could be Metal Gear....
    
    Snake
         Chris....
    
    Chris
         I'll be all right.  Don't worry.  You watch your back, Snake.
    
    [Chris goes offscreen and then Campbell calls.]
    
    Campbell
         Snake, leave the plant to Jenner and head for the barracks.  Head
         northeast [and] you're there.
    
    04b Slasher Hawk
    
    [The player has navigated a maze of bushes to unlock a door.  Snake runs
    through and into an open area.]
    
    ???
         Solid Snake!
    
    Snake
         Who's there?
    
    [Snake moves north and faces a man standing on a cliff ledge.  An illustration
    of the muscular, bare-chested man appears.  A hawk is perched on his arm.]
    
    Hawk
         I am Slasher Hawk....
    
    Snake
         One of the mercenaries that decimated Delta Force?
    
    Hawk
         That's right - a boring little cleanup job.
    
    Snake
         How do you know my name?
    
    Hawk
         Your reputation precedes you.  Solid Snake - it's a very special name
         to us, the Black Chamber.
    
    Snake
         Black Chamber?
    
    Hawk
         Unlike the pawns here, we have no interest in the General's ideals or
         bid for independence.  But let me tell you this.  Black Chamber, not
         Fox-Hound, is the world's best Special Force unit!  And I'll prove it
         with your dead body!
    
    [The gameplay screen appears.  Hawk's hawk flies around.]
    
    Hawk
         Take this!
    
    [Hawk throws a boomerang at Snake, who dodges it.]
    
    Snake
         A boomerang?
    
    Hawk
         That's an overused white man's name.  My people call it wilgi.  This is
         a weapon of proud lineage - and it's your guide into the afterlife....
         Outer Heaven is what you're remembered for, and Outer Heaven is where
         you'll be buried!  Start digging!
    
    [The player has taken off half of Hawk's life bar.]
    
    Hawk
         This hawk is my totem, and my protector.  As long as it flies, I will
         fight!  Go!
    
    05a Search for Harks
    
    [The player has beaten Hawk.  Snake walks up to Hawk, who is lying on his
    back.  The screen shows their silhouettes.]
    
    Snake
         Hawk, why me?
    
    Hawk
         You.... all of you.... took away my family....
    
    Snake
         What are you talking about??
    
    Hawk
         I grew up....in Australia, with the people you call Aborigines....But
         that's not what I was born as....I was abandoned.  [My adopted] parents
         took me in, raised me against the elders' opposition....So cold....
         Everyone was always so cold to me....I'd go where the talking and
         laughter was, and they'd scatter, leave me with the ashes....I tried....
         I observed the customs, the taboos, more than anyone else.  I tried to
         win their acceptance....But when my parents died, they turned me out....
         wouldn't let me be one of them....
    
    Snake
         ........
    
    Hawk
         From then on, I drifted all over the world....And everywhere I went, I
         was an outsider....no one accepted me.  But Viper was diferent.  He took
         me in, accepted me into the Black Chamber....It was my home....You!
         All of you....
    
    Snake
         What?
    
    Hawk
         I'll be dead, but Viper.... I know that Viper will avenge me....Taste
         it.... our bitternes - our grief....
    
    Snake
         ?
    
    Hawk
         No funeral pyres, Snake....It's forbidden....This hawk....will carry my
         spirit home....Yes....Finally.... going home....Will they....let me in
         this time....?
    
    [The gameplay screen appears.  Hawk's hawk circles around his body and flies
    away.  Snake runs to enter the barracks.  Campbell calls to remind the player 
    of the current objective.]
    
    Campbell
         James Harks, the chief of Metal Gear development, is held somewhere in
         here.  Find him!
    
    05b Jimmy
    
    [The player has found a cell on the first floor of the barracks.  A person can
    be seen behind bars.]
    
    ???
         Hey!  You don't look like one of those goons.  Get me out of here? Or
         do you want me to yell for the guard?
    
    [Snake walks up the bars.]
    
    Snake
         You a hostage?
    
    ???
         Yeah.  They're like complete losers.  At first, I got to do whatever I
         wanted, then once Metal Gear neared completion, I got thrown into this
         dump....
    
    Snake
         ....You're James Harks?
    
    Jimmy
         You can call me Jimmy - if you're gonna get me out of here.
    
    Snake
         They let a kid lead the Metal Gear development....
    
    Jimmy
         Oh yeah?  I may be half your age, but I'm twice as smart as you, buddy.
    
    Snake
         I'm not that old.
    
    Jimmy
         Really?  You look it, man.  Who're you anyway?
    
    Snake
         Does it matter?  I'm the guy sent to get you and destroy Metal Gear,
         and that's all you need to know.
    
    Jimmy
         Whatever, Lone Ranger.  You with the U.S. military?
    
    Snake
         I'm not with any military.
    
    Jimmy
         What, then?
    
    Snake
         Just a misfit.
    
    Jimmy
         What the hell kind of answer is that?  Who cares, as long as you get me
         out.  Come on, I'm sick of this place.
    
    Snake
         There's no way past these bars.  Any other way into this room?
    
    Jimmy
         No, but....
    
    Snake
         But what?
    
    Jimmy
         I tapped on the walls and the east one sounds different.  It may be
         thinner than the other ones.
    
    Snake
         The east wall, huh. OK, I'll get a hold of some explosives and try
         blowing through it.
    
    [The player has used C4 to blow up the east wall of Jimmy's cell.  Snake
    enters the cell.]
    
    Jimmy
         That took a while.  Are you really as great as you say you are?
    
    06a Barracks Blackout
    
    [An illustration of Snake and Jimmy appears.  Jimmy is chubby and about a
    head shorter than Snake.]
    
    Jimmy
         OK, get me out of this hole.
    
    Snake
         Not so fast.  First, tell me about Metal Gear.
    
    Jimmy
         I thought you were going to help me!
    
    Snake
         Talk first.
    
    Jimmy
         Well, that's just great.
    
    Snake
         I can always leave you here.  Are you going to give me answers?
    
    Jimmy
         All right, all right.  Ask away, will you?
    
    Snake
         Where is Metal Gear, first of all?
    
    Jimmy
         In the maintenance base, to the north of the 1st- floor northwest exit
         of this barrack.
    
    Snake
         Ok - first-floor northwest exit of this building, then north.  Metal
         Gear's operational?
    
    [The screen shows a birds-eye-view of the maintenance base and then fades
    to black.]
    
    Jimmy
         The assembly's done; that's why I got locked up.  They're probably
         adjusting the power net now.
    
    Snake
         It's really nuclear-capable?
    
    Jimmy
         Yep.  The South American trip was supposed to be for practical
         exercises.  Brought real nuclear warheads along.
    
    Snake
         That's crazy.  How could you permitted to take a nuke out of the
         country?
    
    Jimmy
         Parker, the Army Chief of Staff, is a big fan of the project.
    
    Snake
         The Army's top brass.
    
    Jimmy
         Yeah.  So we got all the funding we wanted, and the project moved
         pretty quickly.
    
    [Snake and Jimmy reappear.]
    
    Snake
         Why so much effort?  What were they planning to do with Metal Gear?
    
    Jimmy
         'Project Babel.'
    
    Snake
         What is it?
    
    Jimmy
         It's some project of Parker's.  That's what Metal Gear's supposed to be
         for.
    
    Snake
         What is it?
    
    Jimmy
         I don't know the details.  They wouldn't tell me.  Not like I care;
         I just want to be where I can make the best use of my talents.
    
    Snake
         You make weapons of war that can kill millions of people.  Look what's
         happening right now....
    
    Jimmy
         That's to do with people who use them, not with me, not with Metal Gear
         itself.  I don't care what anyone says; Metal Gear is a masterpiece,
         the product of every technical genius I possess.  Nobody can build
         anything so -
    
    [The screen goes black.]
    
    Snake
         What is it?
    
    Jimmy
         Power failure - this could be bad....
    
    Snake
         Why?
    
    Jimmy
         They're going to go nuclear with Metal Gear.
    
    Snake
         What?
    
    Jimmy
         Metal Gear can launch warheads with a rail gun.  But the rail gun has an
         enormous power consumption -
    
    Snake
         - so they're charging the thing up with all the power they can get.
    
    Jimmy
         Yeah.
    
    Snake
         How long till full charge?
    
    Jimmy
         About 30 minutes.
    
    Snake
         30 minutes to a nuclear strike....!
    
    [The Codec screen appears.]
    
    Snake
         Chris, come in.
    
    Chris
         Snake?  The power plant just went into overdrive.  What the hell....
    
    Snake
         No time to talk.  I found the Metal Gear researcher.  I'd like you to
         take over his protection.
    
    Chris
         OK.  But what about you, Snake?
    
    Snake
         I'm going after Metal Gear.
    
    Chris
         Metal Gear?  What's going on?
    
    Snake
         There's no time.  I'm counting on you.
    
    [The gameplay screen appears.  The infrared vision effect is shown.]
    
    Snake
         Metal Gear is in the maintenance base to the north of this barrack,
         right?
    
    Jimmy
         Yeah, but....Wait a sec, what about me?
    
    Snake
         You stay here.
    
    Jimmy
         Hey, weren't you supposed to get me out?
    
    Snake
         Your new Delta Force bodyguard will be along shortly.  You'll like her.
    
    Jimmy
         What am I supposed to do alone until then?
    
    Snake
         What are you, a kid?
    
    Jimmy
         Okay, okay.  Man, you really need to work on your people skills.
    
    [Snake leaves the cell.  Campbell calls to remind the player again.]
    
    Campbell
         Snake, put a stop to Metal Gear.  It seems to be north of where you are.
         Get to the north of the barracks first.
    
    06b Babysitting
    
    [The player has reached the storeroom on the second floor of the barracks.
    The Codec sreen appears.]
    
    Chris
         Snake, I've got Jimmy.
    
    Snake
         Everything all right?  Is Jimmy okay?
    
    Chris
         Yes, he's not injured or anything.  He seems to have been keeping out
         sight well but....
    
    Snake
         But what?
    
    Chris
         This kid's a real.... pain in the butt....
    
    Jimmy
         Did you say something?
    
    Chris
         No, nothing.
    
    Jimmy
         Liar.  I heard you.  You're the one who's a pain, telling me what to do
         all the time.  Who do you think you are, my mom?
    
    Chris
         I wouldn't want to be your mom even if someone paid me to do it.
    
    Jimmy
         'Scuse me?
    
    Chris
         Nothing.  Look, I'm in the middle of a conversation, do you mind shutting
         up?
    
    Jimmy
         Shut up yourself.  You've got a real attitude problem, you know that?
         It's just going to make things more difficult for you as a woman in the
         military.
    
    Chris
         Muzzle it!  You shut up when I tell you to shut up!....Sorry, Snake.
    
    Snake
         Glad to hear you two are getting along.
    
    Chris
         Hah.  I never thought I'd be babysitting again, especially under fire....
         But I guess it's like riding a bike.
    
    Snake
         That's what I'm counting on.
    
    [The Codec screen disappears.]
    
    06c Marionette Owl
    
    [The player has found a room hidden on the first floor of the barracks.  Snake
    runs north into the room that is pitch black.]
    
    ???
         Welcome to the darkness, Solid Snake!!
    
    Snake
         Who's there?
    
    [The colours return to normal.  Snake is faced with three figures.  The one
    in the middle has red hair and a dark suit.  The other two are wearing
    Japanese kimonos; they are actually life-sized dolls.]
    
    ???
         I see you've put your nightsights on.
    
    [An illustration of an effeminate-looking man appears.  He is wearing shades.]
    
    ???
         I can see you fine without depending on those toys.  My night vision
         is as good as an owl's.  The face of my prey in the dark, overcome
         with terror and pain - no machine should contaminate a moment of
         such exquisite pleasure....
    
    Snake
         Are you one of this Black Chamber group?
    
    ???
         Of course.  I am called Marionette Owl.  My flair for nocturnal combat
         has no equal, even among the Black Chamber.  The party is about to begin
         - but you won't be making it.  You'll die here in the darkness!
    
    [The gameplay screen reappears.]
    
    Owl
         Let me introduce you to my partners.  This is Osan, and Kohal.
    
    Snake
         I've no time for you or your dolls.
    
    Owl
         A doll is an approximation of the human form.  And a good doll is
         endowed with a soul.  What nice lines your clavicles have, Snake. Not
         a bad heft to your femurs either.  When you're dead, Kohal will have
         those.  Time to die!
    
    07a Nuclear Launch
    
    [The player has beaten Owl.  Snake walks up to him.  A drawing of Owl on his
    back appears.]
    
    Owl
         Snake.... do you know what madness tastes like? When I was 12....Laura
         was murdered....by some madman, a psycho....And I was the one [who] found
         her....Scattered - all over the field.  Laura's white hands, thighs,
         dark entrails....That image was burned into the back of my eyes- even
         now, in my sleep every night....In that moment....something snapped
         inside me.  Taken over by a strange compulsion....And soon, I found
         myself called a serial killer too....I loved those women, I really
         did....That's why I had to kill them, there was nothing else to be
         done....Can you understand that?
    
    Snake
         Like hell I can.
    
    Owl
         I thought not.  But Viper was different.  Viper took me in when I was
         cornered by the FBI [Federal Bureau of Investigation].  He forgave
         me [for] my sins....Black Chamber gave me a way to sate the mad hunger
         in my mind.  I became the perfect assassin....But two years ago - you
         cowards betrayed us, and laced my madness with lust for vengeance.
         There will be no absolution for you....
    
    Snake
         For what?
    
    Owl
         Heh, heh, heh.  Viper - he lost his left arm in that hell, but he won't
         use his prosthetics, not usually.  Do you know why?
    
    Snake
         No.
    
    Owl
         Because every time he looks at the stump, he can remember his lost
         comrades and vow vengeance on 'Anonymous' all over again....
    
    Snake
         'Anonymous'!?
    
    Owl
         Ha, ha, ha- His madness surpasses even my own....And that's why I can
         believe it....My sight is fading....No more dreams of that field....
         Ah - Laura!  Over here, I'm - No....!  NO!  Please, you can't!!!
    
    Snake
         Looks like the gates of Heaven are closed to you....
    
    [The gameplay screen appears.  Snakes leaves the room and the building.
    Outside, he gets a call from Campbell.]
    
    Campbell
         Snake!  Hurry!  Metal Gear is in the launch phase.
    
    Mei Ling
         I ran a satellite check.  Metal Gear is already above ground.
    
    Campbell
         Metal Gear is to the north -- Just keep going north.  There's no time
         left!  Go!
    
    [The player has made it north through a minefield.  Snake enters an open area
    where a couple of missiles explode nearby.]
    
    ???
         Snake!  You won't get past this point!
    
    Snake
         Who are you?
    
    [The screens scrolls up to show an armed helicopter.]
    
    ???
         It's finally time - to send you all into hell....
    
    Snake
         You must be Viper.
    
    Viper
         Pleasure to see you, Solid Snake.
    
    [Snake dodges Viper's burst of machine gun fire.]
    
    Viper
         Retribution begins now.  Stand and watch the show, Snake.
    
    [The screen turns black.]
    
    Campbell
         Snake!  Metal Gear!
    
    [An illustration of Metal Gear appears.  Its left rail gun charges up;
    electric currents can be seen before it fires a projectile.  The silhouettes
    of three people watching the launch give a sense of the Metal Gear's great
    size.  Snake and the helicopter reappear.]
    
    Snake
         Christ -
    
    Viper
         Ha, ha, ha[.]  This is just the beginning.  It's payback time! 
    
    [Viper flies offscren and the shadow of his helicopter can be seen.]
    
    Viper
         We'll met again, Solid Snake.  The next time, you die.
    
    [The screen shows artillery cannons firing from various positions on a cliff.
    According to Weasel, they are probably 155mm Light Tow Howitzers.  Their
    shells land near Snake. The Codec screen appears.]
    
    Campbell
         Watch out, Snake!  Firing ahead!
    
    Mei Ling
         There's an artillery unit to the north, just this side of the
         maintenance base.  They're firing like crazy.  Get out of there now!
    
    Snake
         But Metal Gear-
    
    Campbell
         Get out there, Snake!  There's no way through that barrage!  
    
    Snake
         But -!
    
    Campbell
         Snake!  Metal Gear's already fired a nuke.  We can't afford to lose you
         as well!
    
    Snake
         Damn it....
    
    Campbell
         Go back the way you came.  Now isn't the time to go in!
    
    [The gameplay screen appears.]
    
    Mei Ling
         Look at your radar.  I've modified it to display the artillery impact
         points.
    
    Campbell
         Snake, avoid the artillery fire and go south!
    
    08a Terrorist Ultimatum
    
    [The player has backtracked through the minefield while dodging the artillery
    barrage.  Snake runs through a gate and gets a call from Campbell.  The Codec
    screen appears.]
    
    Campbell
         Snake, the warhead launched by Metal Gear just impacted on mainland U.S.
    
    Snake
         Casualties?
    
    Campbell
         None.
    
    Snake
         What?
    
    Campbell
         It was a fake.  The coordinates were set to an unpopulated area - a
         nuclear testing site in Nevada.
    
    Snake
         What kind of a sick....
    
    McBride
         All the same, there's a huge crater at the site.  We need to get a cover
         story to the press.  Metal Gear's existence cannot be made public.
    
    Weasel
         That appears to be the CIA's forte, after all.
    
    McBride
         Certainly.  But it won't be easy.  Constructing a plausible denial for
         the masses requires preparations.
    
    Campbell
         Snake, GLF transmitted a message to the American president just after
         the impact.  I'm sending it to you as well.
    
    [The screen goes black.  In the upper left corner a timer counts down.  Then
    an image of the terrorist leader appears.  He is sitting at a desk.  To his 
    left, a woman stands with her hands behind her back.]
    
    'General'
         Hello, Mr. President.  Did you like my present.  I'm sure you did - it
         is, after all, made in the U.S.A.  No doubt you know the gist of my
         message.  Withdraw the U.N. troops from Gindra immediately, and recognize
         our sovereignty.  With U.S. backing, the motion will face no delays at
         the U.N. Security Council.  You can save face, and millions of lives -
         voting lives.  Not a bad deal, I think?  But I'll set a deadline just
         to save you the procrastinating as well. 3 hours.  If our demands are
         not met within 3 hours, a real nuclear warhead will be launched.  The
         target will be.... hmm, New York City....?  Or Los Angeles....Or perhaps
         Washington D.C.  We'll see how I feel at the time.  I expect glad
         tidings soon.
    
    [The Codec screen reappears.]
    
    Campbell
         Of course the U.S. Government will make no concessions.
    
    McBride
         Certainly not.  We don't negotiate with terrorists.
    
    Campbell
         But we can't get to Metal Gear....
    
    Snake
         He may not look it, but Jimmy did head the unit's development; he may
         know how to stop the strike.
    
    Campbell
         Get him on the Codec.
    
    Snake
         Chris.
    
    Chris
         What?  Snake?
    
    Snake
         Is Jimmy there?
    
    Chris
         He is, but....
    
    Snake
         Put him on.
    
    Chris
         Oh.... okay.
    
    Jimmy
         What.
    
    Snake
         Jimmy, how do we prevent Metal Gear from launching?
    
    Jimmy
         Well, like I said before, the rail gun uses a lot of power.  So....
    
    Snake
         With no power, the gun is useless?
    
    Jimmy
         Yeah.
    
    Chris
         Snake, you can destroy that power plant!
    
    Jimmy
         Yeah, but what about Metal Gear's - [Jimmy's Codec portrait disappears]
         Jeez!
    
    Snake
         What is it?  What's going on!
    
    ........
    
    Snake
         Jimmy!  Chris!!  Respond!
    
    Campbell
         What's happening over there!
    
    Snake
         I don't know.  But I heard gunshots.
    
    Campbell
         Were they attacked?
    
    Mei Ling
         We have to help them!
    
    McBride
         No, the power plant has to be destroyed first.
    
    Mei Ling
         Mr. McBride!
    
    McBride
         They're about to strike.  Millions of civilian American lives are at
         risk.  Snake, your mission is to destroy Metal Gear.  Don't let your
         emotions lead you astray.  Every operation has its casualties.
    
    Mei Ling
         Snake....
    
    Weasel
         What's it going to be?
    
    Snake
         I'm - going for the plant.
    
    Mei Ling
         Snake!
    
    Snake
         But I'm not abandoning Chris and Jimmy.  First, the plant, then I'll
         find them.  I don't allow casualties.
    
    Mei Ling
         Snake....
    
    Weasel
         God, you're soft.  It's a wonder you managed to live so long.
    
    McBride
         Don't forget.  Preventing the nuclear strike is your first priority.
    
    Campbell
         Go, Snake.  Take out the power plant and stop the launch.
    
    [The player has entered the power plant.]
    
    Campbell
         Snake, destroy the power plant's main turbine.  It's located in the B1
         floor of the plant.
    
    08b More Bad News
    
    [The player approaches an electrified floor when Chris calls.  The Codec
    screen appears.]
    
    Chris
         Snake, can you hear me?
    
    Snake
         Chris?  What happened back there?
    
    Chris
         They took us by surprise....
    
    Snake
         What about Jimmy?  Is he OK?
    
    Chris
         .......
    
    Snake
         Chris?
    
    Chris
         Jimmy was....captured.
    
    Snake
         What?
    
    Chris
         I saw a chance and ran, but Jimmy....
    
    Snake
         Chris....
    
    Chris
         Just myself....again.
    
    Snake
         Chris, don't blame yourself.
    
    Chris
         But....
    
    Snake
         Better that you're safe than neither of you.
    
    Chris
         I'm so useless....I was supposed to have protected him....
    
    Snake
         Chris....
    
    Chris
         I wish I were the one taken.  I can't do anything right....
    
    Snake
         ....Chris, you were in the power plant, weren't you?
    
    Chris
         What?  Oh.... yes.
    
    Snake
         Tell me how I get in.
    
    Chris
         Sections of the floor area are electrified and can't be crossed.  But
         there is a control panel for the floor's electrical grid.  If you take
         that out, you should have no problems getting through.  As long as you
         use some weapon with a long range, like the Nikita missiles.
    
    Snake
         Got it - use Nikita missiles to go after the power array.  You've been in
         the plant once.  I'd like you to give me backup with what you know.
    
    Chris
         But....
    
    Snake
         I could use your help.
    
    Chris
         ........
    
    Snake
         They need to keep Metal Gear in [an] operational state, so they can't
         afford to kill Jimmy yet.  I'll get him out before they can [kill him].
    
    Chris
         Snake....
    
    Snake
         I'm asking you to trust me.
    
    Chris
         Okay.  Anything you need to know about the plant, just ask.  Snake....
         ....thank you.
    
    08c Pyro Bison
    
    [The player has moved throughout the power plant and entered a warehouse area.
    Snake dodges some incoming flames.]
    
    Snake
         A flame thrower?
    
    [The screen scrolls up to show a man with a flame thrower.  Then an
    illustration of of the man appears.  He is bulky and has burns on his arms and
    face.  On his back are two fuel tanks.]
    
    ???
         Beautiful, isn't it?  I use specially blended fuel; my flames burn more
         purely, and more fiercely, than any other.
    
    Snake
         Are you in Black Chamber too?
    
    ???
         I am Pyro Bison!  This is our last day in your shadow.
    
    Snake
         Shadow?
    
    Bison
         Yes - but you wouldn't know, would you?  How much blood was shed to
         purchase your glory....?  Snake, you're no 'Legend' - you're a sinner.
         And you will make your reparations now!  The price for your sins is your
         life!
    
    [The gameplay screen appears.]
    
    Bison
         Every human being burns differently; did you know that?  The way the skin
         scorches, the fat burns, the innards char - changes from person to
         person.  And you see there the burdens of their sin....I wonder how
         you'll burn?  I'll know soon enough!  BURN!
    
    09a Enemy Spy
    
    [The player has beaten Bison.  Snake walks up to him and an illustration of
    Bison appears.  Smoke is coming from one of Bison's fuel tanks.]
    
    Bison
         ....Snake....
    
    Snake
         ....I know that I'm a sinner without you having to tell me.  But....
         why 'shadow'?
    
    Bison
         All right.  You'll learn what your sins really are....
    
    [Silhouettes of the Black Chamber members appear.]
    
    Bison
    
         The Black Chamber, was born in the shadow of Fox-Hound.
    
    Snake
         Go on.
    
    Bison
         [S]even years ago, you destroyed Metal Gear here in Outer Heaven, and
         put Fox-Hound in the headlines.  Everyone in the world knew the name
         'Solid Snake'....and so you became the 'Legend.'
    
    Snake
         ........
    
    Bison
         But Fox-Hound got too famous.  Since Outer Heaven, its every move was
         watched by intelligence organizations everywhere.  Truly covert
         operations became impossible.  So Black Chamber was created.  We took
         over every covert ops that had been Fox-Hound's - assassination of
         anti-American foreign leaders, removal of domestic civilians engaged in
         anti-establishment activities, intervention in strifes and civil wars that
         affect American interest....doing the dirty work in the dark, on and on
         in the shadow of the great 'Legend'....
    
    [The drawing of Bison reappears.]
    
    Snake
         I never wanted to be called the 'Legend.'
    
    Bison
         Liar!  Ask yourself why you volunteered for difficult missions, why
         you're here right now!  You've killed [the player's kill count is
         shown here] people here already.  Of course you want to be the 'Legend;'
         deep inside, you want the glory.  And you keep killing for it, because
         it's the only thing you're good at.
    
    Snake
         ........
    
    Bison
         I've got more good news for you, my pathetic friend.  There's one of us
         among your trusted rank.
    
    Snake
         What?
    
    Bison
         Heh, heh, heh.  Didn't you think it was strange that we knew about you
         coming?  That we were waiting for you every step of the way?
    
    Snake
         But....
    
    Bison
         When you were talking to each other, you were talking to us.
    
    Snake
         But, that's not possible....
    
    Bison
         Yes, Snake....Suspect.  Suspect everything, everyone, and die without
         knowing.  Your doubts and suffering, your hatred, is the best tribute to
         my fallen comrades.  Two years since the trap closed....only five of us
         left, the rest of Black Chamber dead at traitors' hands.
    
    Snake
         Five?
    
    Bison
         This is planned payback: to Fox-Hound, to you, to 'Anonymous.'  GLF are
         just pawns in our greater scheme.  Viper will take care of the rest - I
         can die in peace.  But I don't need your help.
    
    [The gameplay screen appears.]
    
    Bison
         Fire....gentle fire....it cleanses all things alike....it is the great
         equalizer....of both the sinful and the innocent....That's where I'll
         die....in the heart of the fire.... [Bison sets himself on fire.]
         The heat!  This is what I've been looking for -!  I'm burning!!!!  Oh
         God, yes!
    
    [Bison disappears in the flames.  The Codec screen appears.]
    
    Snake
         Colonel.
    
    Campbell
         I heard Snake.  Don't let the enemy get to you.  There is no way a spy
         could be among us.
    
    Weasel
         Wanna bet?
    
    Campbell
         What did you say?
    
    Weasel
         There are too many weird things about this mission, including this
         committee.
    
    McBride
         What the hell are you saying?
    
    Weasel
         Take you, for example.  Why is the CIA butting into an Army operation?
         And you're a little too full of advice, eh?
    
    Campbell
         Weasel, stop this.
    
    Weasel
         You too, Campbell.  Aren't you retired?  What the hell are you doing
         here?
    
    Campbell
         That's because -
    
    Weasel
         And you know something about Black Chamber that you're not telling us.
         Am I right?
    
    Campbell
         ........
    
    Weasel
         Cat got your tongue?  Right to remain silent, eh?
    
    Mei Ling
         Stop it!
    
    Weasel
         Hey, sweetheart, you're no exception.  I don't care what kind of hot shot
         techie you are.  A grad student on a classified mission - that's weird.
    
    Mei Ling
         You....!
    
    McBride
         Well, are you any better?
    
    Weasel
         What'd you mean?
    
    McBride
         You think I don't know?  Five years ago in that war?  Your own brother
         and -
    
    Weasel
         What's it to you?
    
    McBride
         I'm just saying that you can't be trusted.
    
    Weasel
         Good!  It's no compliment to have your trust.
    
    Campbell
         Enough of this!  There is no spy.  This is an enemy tactic to confuse and
         divide us.  Snake, just think about preventing that nuclear strike.  Take
         out the power plant.  Snake.... you have to trust me.
    
    Snake
         I'd like to....
    
    09b Power Plant Sabotage
    
    [The gameplay screen reappears.  Snake leaves the warehouse area and then
    Campbell reminds the player about the current objective.]
    
    
    Campbell
         Destroy the plant's main turbine.  It should be on floor B1.  Hurry!
    
    [The Codec screen appears.]
    
    Chris
         The power plant's main turbine is on floor B1.  Use the elevator to get
         down there.
    
    [The player has found the main turbine in the power plant's basement.]
    
    Campbell
         Snake, how is it going?
    
    Snake
         Bad, [C]olonel.  The perimeter of the main turbine is secured with
         electrified flooring.  I can't get close to it.
    
    Campbell
         Damn.... we have no choice but to take out the plant itself.  Snake, take
         the power plant out.  Set C4 explosives on four key points to destroy the
         structure.  You should see four columns clustered around the main
         turbine.  There are a total of four points on the columns where the
         corners are missing. They are the weak points in the plant's structural
         integrity.  If you blow up all of them with C4 explosives, the plant
         should be destroyed.  Don't waste any C4 on incorrect locations.  There
         are only so many that can be set.
    
    Snake
         All right.
    
    Campbell
         There are a total of four points on the columns around the main turbine
         where the corners are missing.  Plant a C4 on every single one!
    
    [The player has set C4 on the four columns with missing corners.  The Codec
    screen appears.]
    
    Snake
         Colonel, all the C4 is set.
    
    Campbell
         Good work.  But if you detonate them now, your own life will be at risk.
         Leave your present location and detonate the C4 once you are out of the
         plant.
    
    [The player starts to leave when the Codec screen reappears.]
    
    Mei Ling
         Snake, we've got problems!  Metal Gear is out on the surface again.
    
    Campbell
         They're planning to go nuclear right now.  There's no time left.
         Snake....
    
    Snake
         I know.  Light the fuse, now.
    
    Mei Ling
         What!?  But if you do that --?
    
    Snake
         Don't worry.  Bombs have a way of making me run faster.
    
    Campbell
         Sorry, Snake.  Ordering you to take a risk like this....
    
    Snake
         Forget about it.  I'm used to it.
    
    Campbell 
         Snake, once the C4 blows, the whole structure will begin collapsing.
         When the countdown displayed on the radar goes to zero, the plant will
         cease to exist.  You must reach the exit before then!
    
    10a Traitor
    
    [The player has escape the burning power plant.  The Codec screen appears.]
    
    Snake
         Colonel, I've neutralized the plant.
    
    Campbell
         Good work, Snake.  They should be incapable of a nuclear strike now.
    
    McBride
         You need to destroy Metal Gear next.  4 F-22's have just taken off from
         one of our African allies' base to strike the artillery unit with cruise
         missiles.
    
    Campbell
         Snake, as soon the artillery is silenced, infiltrate the base and destroy
         Metal Gear.
    
    Snake
         Understood.
    
    Mei Ling
         Snake.... What about Jimmy?
    
    Snake
         No leads so far.
    
    Mei Ling
         Oh....
    
    Snake
         But I will get him.
    
    Mei Ling
         I know.
    
    Campbell
         Wait, Snake!
    
    Snake
         What is it?
    
    Campbell
         A message just came in from GLF.  From the 'General.'  I'll forward it
         to you.
    
    [The screen turns black.  A timer counts down and then shows the General
    sitting at his desk.  His female lieutenant is shown again as well.]
    
    'General'
         Mr. President, you may be rejoicing over the destruction of the power
         plant by your faithful dog, but I assure you that you celebrate in vain.
         The warhead can be launched without the rail gun.  I am very disappointed
         by the insincerity of your methods.  I could opt for immediate reprisal,
         but I pride myself on being a gentleman.  I shall abide my original
         decision.  I say it once more.  Withdraw the peacekeepers, and recognize
         our independence.  If I do not hear from you within 1 hour, the U.S. will
         find itself under nuclear attack.  Would you risk all for foolish pride?
         Don't underestimate my resolve....
    
    [The Codec screen reappears.]
    
    Snake
         A nuclear strike without the rail gun?  How?
    
    McBride
         Metal Gear's development was a classified Army project.  Even the CIA is
         not aware of all the details.
    
    Weasel
         In other words, you know jack.
    
    Campbell
         Snake, head for the maintenance base.  The only option now is to destroy
         Metal Gear itself.
    
    Snake
         Looks like it.
    
    [The gameplay screen appears.  Snake runs outside and finds Jimmy looking at
    a soldier who is on the ground.]
    
    Snake
         Jimmy?
    
    Jimmy
         Snake....
    
    [Snake runs up to Jimmy.  An illustration of Snake and Jimmy appears.]
    
    Jimmy
         Snake....
    
    Snake
         Jimmy!  You were safe?
    
    Jimmy
         Yeah.... I got captured, but this guy was in the same cell....he got us
         out when the guards left after that explosion....
    
    [Jimmy looks at the player.  The screen scrolls down to show the silhouette
    of Jimmy's fellow prisoner.]
    
    Jimmy
         B-but he took a bullet shielding me and....
    
    Snake
         Who was he?
    
    Jimmy
         Lieutenant Smith of Delta Force....
    
    Snake
         I thought Chris was the sole survivor?
    
    [The screen scrolls up to Snake and Jimmy.]
    
    Jimmy
         She wasn't.
    
    Snake
         What do you mean?
    
    Jimmy
         I don't know.  But the lieutenant said Chris wasn't even there when
         Black Chamber wiped out Delta Force....
    
    Snake
         ....Christ....
    
    Jimmy
         Anyway, that's what he said.  Maybe she's one of -
    
    Snake
         Don't be ridiculous!!
    
    Jimmy
         I can't stand this anymore.  I thought she was like nice....You can't
         trust anyone or anything here....You don't know what to believe
         anymore....Metal Gear was a mistake too.  Everyone else I worked on that
         thing with was murdered.  We were all OK yesterday, and just now, I saw
         their dead....How could that....I want to go home and start over....this
         time, make something good, to make up for what I've done....It's still
         OK, isn't [it]?  I can still start over, can't I?
    
    Snake
         ....Yeah.  As long as you've got the will, you can always start over.
         It's never too late.
    
    Jimmy
         That's true....
    
    Snake
         Listen, I destroyed the power plant.  Can they still launch a warhead?
    
    Jimmy
         Yeah.... that made the rail gun useless, but besides that, Metal Gear
         can - Aaaaarrrrgghhhhh
    
    [Jimmy's handcuffs flash and the screen turns white.]
    
    Snake
         The handcuffs exploded!
    
    Jimmy
         Snake.... God.... why.... I thought I could.... start over....Is it....
         all over....?
    
    Snake
         Jimmy.
    
    Jimmy
         ....Snake....I wanna go home....
    
    Snake
         Jimmy....
    
    [The Codec screen appears.]
    
    Weasel
         Viper's work, most likely.  Boobytraps and explosives are his
         specialty....probably had a mic in the cuffs too, was listening in.
    
    Campbell
         He deliberately blew the thing in front of Snake....?
    
    Mei Ling
         Oh God....
    
    Snake
         Viper....
    
    McBride
         ....Snake, Bison said there were five of the Black Chamber left.
    
    Snake
         That's right.
    
    Campbell
         Slasher Hawk, Marionette Owl, Pyro Bison, Black Art Viper....
    
    Weasel
         One unaccounted for.
    
    McBride
         ....Couldn't it be her?
    
    Snake
         What!
    
    McBride
         Look, if Chris is the fifth Black Chamber [member], everything makes
         sense.  The leak, the ambush, what happened to Harks -
    
    Snake
         What the hell are you saying?
    
    McBride
         Snake, calm down and think about this.
    
    Snake
         Shut up!  Chris, can you hear me?
    
    ........
    
    Snake
         Chris, come in, Chris!
    
    ........
    
    Snake
         Chris!
    
    ........
    
    Snake
         ........
    
    McBride
         Looks like that's settled....
    
    Campbell
         Snake, the F-22's have already left their base and the attack will start
         any minute.  I know this is tough.... but get yourself to the
         maintenance base.
    
    Snake
         .... Understood.
    
    [The gameplay screen appears.  Snake enters a grassy area when Campbell
    calls.]
    
    Campbell
         Snake, the F-22's have entered Gindran air space.
    
    [An animated illustration of four F-22 planes appears.  Then the screen shows
    a closeup of a missile being launched.]
    
    Campbell
         Cruise missile launched....now.
    
    [The gameplay screen reappears.  Four missiles fly over Snake and each one
    is shown destroying one of the artillery cannons.]
    
    Mei Ling
         Satellite confirmation in.  Target destroyed.
    
    Campbell
         Snake, keep going north.  Infiltrate the maintenance base and destroy
         Metal Gear.
    
    [The player has gone up the cliff that had been defended by the cannons.
    Snake finds an armed helicopter at the top; according to Weasel, it is a Mil
    Mi-28 Havoc.  A light-haired woman in a green uniform can be seen boarding the
    Havoc.  She looks like Chris.]
    
    Snake
         Chris?
    
    [The player has beaten the pilot.  Explosions surround the Havoc and its
    shadow flies offscreen, but the impact of its crash causes the screen to
    shake.]
    
    11a Sophie N'dram
    
    [Snake runs west and then north to the crash site.  The light-haired woman 
    in the green uniform is kneeling by the wreckage.]
    
    Snake
         Chris - no you're not....
    
    Woman
         Sorry to disappoint you.
    
    [The woman stands up.  An illustration of her with a gun pointed at the player
    appears.  She now has purple hair and a gray shirt.  She is the woman seen in
    the video messages from the terrorist leader.]
    
    Snake
         You're the - General's second in command?
    
    Woman
         Sophie N'dram at your service, Solid Snake.  Don't move.  You'd like
         to live a bit longer, wouldn't you?
    
    Snake
         Put the gun down.
    
    Sophie
         Can the 'Legend' actually be pleading for his life?
    
    Snake
         No.  But I don't plan on being killed by you.
    
    Sophie
         My, you're pretty confident.
    
    Snake
         You're all being used.
    
    Sophie
         Are you talking about Black Chamber?  No, actually we're the one[s]
         using them.
    
    Snake
         Oh?
    
    Sophie
         Revenge against Fox-Hound and the U.S.  We know their real objective.
    
    Snake
         You know and still -?
    
    Sophie
         Yes.  Exploitation in the name of 'justice' and ideals.  We have all the
         aces now.  They'll be mad if I kill you here won't they?
    
    Snake
         'Justice'?
    
    Sophie
         The 'justice' and 'order' being given lip service in your society applies
         only to that world.  Free trade, world order - all the trappings of
         your private, exclusive ethics that keep bleeding Gindra for the sake of
         first world prosperity.  We finally said no more, and troops were sent
         in to bar our way.  But this time, we will break free of first world
         meddling.
    
    Snake
         Is that your 'ideal'?  Or the General's?
    
    Sophie
         Mine.
    
    Snake
         That's a lie.
    
    [The screen flashes white and the silhouettes of Snake and Sophie appear.
    Sophie is kneeling and Snake, who has disarmed her, is standing with a gun
    pointed at her head.]
    
    Sophie
         The tables have turned, I see.
    
    Snake
         Will you plead for your life?
    
    Sophie
         No.  I'm not afraid to die.
    
    Snake
         For the 'ideal'?
    
    Sophie
         Yes.
    
    Snake
         Why so fervent?
    
    Sophie
         Have you ever been treated like a piece of dirt?
    
    Snake
         ?
    
    Sophie
         My father was French.  He met my mother after his firm sent him to
         Gindra, and I was born.  But she was nothing but a little local color to
         him; when his term was over, he went back to France without giving us a
         second thought.  I was stil just a baby.  I went to see him once I was
         grown, but all he did was give me some money and demand that I never
         bother him again....I learned that day that neither I nor my country
         could expect anything better than that from your kind....
    
    Snake
         ........
    
    Sophie
         I used the money for university education in Britain, to take the
         knowledge and the skills back to Gindra.  While I was there, the genocide
         policy went into effect - my mother, an ethnic minority, died at the hands
         of government soldiers.  I flew back to Gindra and joined GLF.  Deeds,
         not words, I thought.  But the government was winning, and we were almost
         gone.  That's when he - the General - appeared, and suddenly turned
         things around.  Plentiful funds, new weapons, and most of all, the ideals
         he brought us.  A true independence for our people, a country for
         ourselves.  Everyone saw the future in him - I did too....There was a
         time when he was everything to me....
    
    Snake
         Is he still?
    
    Sophie
         ............No......... Let me ask you something.  Why did you call me
         a liar?
    
    Snake
         Your eyes don't have the hardness of someone who lives for that single
         cause.
    
    Sophie
         ........
    
    Snake
         Instead, you looked as though you were struggling to hold on....
    
    Sophie
         ............you are, perhaps, right about that....
    
    [The gameplay screen reappears.]
    
    Sophie
         You won't kill me?
    
    Snake
         Out of ammo.
    
    Sophie
         I know you're lying.
    
    Snake
         You're free to go.
    
    Sophie
         ....Snake, your friend is still alive.
    
    Snake
         Are you talking about Chris?
    
    Sophie
         Yes.  Viper's taken her.  Go and help her.  I know she's waiting for you.
    
    Snake
         I would even if she weren't.
    
    Sophie
         She's a lucky woman.
    
    Snake
         She would have been luckier if she hadn't had anything to do with me.
    
    Sophie
         I doubt that.
    
    [Snake heads north and enters the maintenance base.  Campbell calls to remind
    the player about the mission.]
    
    Campbell
         Snake, we're almost out of time.  Metal Gear should be further below.
         Hurry!
    
    11b Black Art Viper
    
    [The player has made their way to the 100th floor basement of the maintenance
    base.  Snake enters a room that is filled with pillars.]
    
    Viper
         Welcome, Solid Snake.
    
    [Snake runs north and the gameplay screen scrolls up to show a light-haired
    man in a dark suit.]
    
    Snake
         Viper!
    
    [An ilustration of Viper appears.  He is wearing a futuristic-looking
    sneaking suit.]
    
    Viper
         I made a promise to you, and now is the time for you to die.
    
    Snake
         Where's Chris?
    
    Viper
         Patience is a virtue, Snake.  You'll see her soon enough.
    
    Snake
         Viper, I know about Black Chamber being Fox-Hound's shadow.  But why
         revenge?  What happened two years ago?
    
    Viper
         All right.  I'll tell you about it, and having learned what your crimes
         are, you'll rot in hell....Two years ago, we the Black Chamber were
         given a top secret mission- [t]he recovery of Metal Gear.
    
    Snake
         ??
    
    Viper
         Metal Gear's development had been underway for several years at that
         point, under CIA supervision.  A South American terrorist group seized it
         two years ago, and Black Chamber was sent in.  Just as you were this
         time.
    
    Snake
         ........
    
    Viper
         We took heavy damage - but succeeded in destroying Metal Gear.  But some
         in the government were afraid.  That the fact of Metal Gear's
         development, the existence of Black Chamber, and above all else, the work
         we had been doing, would become public knowledge....When we came home,
         many of the unit missing, the rest wounded, we were met by government-
         sent assassins - Fox-Hound!
    
    [Viper makes a fist with his left hand and shakes it in anger.]
    
    Snake
         What!?
    
    Viper
         My men were cut down unarmed, caught in the trap.  Without a chance,
         without even knowing why, senseless and sudden death - crushed like
         insects....I can never forget that night.  I still don't know who
         ordered our deaths.  The real name appears nowhere on classified records.
         He is ony referred to as - 'Anonymous.'
    
    Snake
         'Anonymous'?
    
    Viper
         Those of us who survived vowed vengeance - and I settled here.  Outer
         Heaven, Metal Gear, Project Babel....it all began here....I have waited
         two years for this moment!!
    
    [The gameplay screen reappears.]
    
    Viper
         Now for the happy reunion;  I'm sure it was worth the wait.
    
    [Viper raises his hand and Chris suddenly appears to his right.  She is tied
    up.]
    
    Snake
         Chris!
    
    Chris
         Snake....I'm sorry....
    
    Viper
         She's really something.  Even let her Delta Force pals die while she got
         busy destroying evidence of Project Babel.  As a reward from Parker, I
         will let her see the show - of the end of the 'Legend,' the execution
         of Solid Snake!
    
    Snake
         No, Chris is coming with me - after I take you down.
    
    Viper
         I'm going to enjoy this!  C'mon, show what you've got!
    
    [Viper raises his hand again and Chris disappears.]
    
    Viper
         Let's finish this!
    
    12a Metal Gear
    
    [The player has beaten Viper.  The gameplay screen shows Viper kneeling with
    his head down.  Chris is in the room too.]
    
    Viper
         N-no way could....!  But it isn't over yet!
    
    [Viper falls down.  The screen starts to shake and explosions fill the room.]
    
    Snake
         Damn!
    
    [Snake runs up to Chris and unties her.  They run out of the room.  A drawing
    of Snake and Chris facing each other appears.  Chris has her head down.]
    
    Snake
         Chris, are you hurt anywhere?
    
    Chris
         No.  I'm....so sorry....
    
    Snake
         Don't be.
    
    Chris
         I have to be.  I've been lying to you....
    
    Snake
         You mean because you weren't there when your team was wiped out?
    
    Chris
         You knew?
    
    Snake
         Yes?
    
    Chris
         ....I was given orders directly by Parker, the Army Chief of Staff.
    
    Snake
         What kind of mission?
    
    Chris
         The destruction of all data on the Project Babel and Outer Heaven and
         the....assassination of the General.
    
    Snake
         What?
    
    Chris
         I was told that the information had to be buried for the good of the
         world.  And that the General would have to be [killed] as well before he
         was arrested and talked....
    
    Snake
         You believed that?
    
    [Chris looks up.]
    
    Chris
         For my country, for the world....what else do I have to believe in?
    
    Snake
         Chris....
    
    Chris
         And so I.... fell away from the rest of the team....and they....I thought
         I could find something to cherish....something sure and concrete....But
         there wasn't anything like that....and instead I lost something that I
         cherished even more....I was so afraid of losing it again....that I....
         just couldn't tell you....
    
    [The gameplay screen reappears.]
    
    Chris
         ....Snake....
    
    Snake
         Chris, don't just stand there.  Find us something fast to escape on.
    
    Chris
         ?
    
    Snake
         So that we can get out of here quickly once I've destroyed Metal Gear.
    
    Chris
         .... You still trust me?
    
    Snake
         .... It's true that you didn't tell me the truth.  But I trust you.
    
    Chris
         Why?
    
    Snake
         Because I want to.
    
    Chris
         ........
    
    Snake
         Do I need any other reason?
    
    Chris
         ....Thank you....I'll find something.  I promise.
    
    [Snake nods to Chris, turns around, and runs into a hangar area.  The player
    gets another reminder from Campbell.]
    
    Campbell
         Snake, Metal Gear is through there.  Hurry!
    
    [The player has moved along a long runway.  Snake enters an open area.  The
    feet of Metal Gear can be seen.]
    
    'General'
         I see that the little vendetta has been played out to its conclusion.
    
    [An illustration of Metal Gear is shown.  The screen scrolls up behind Snake
    to show the size of Metal Gear.  The General's silhouette can be seen on top
    of it.  His portrait overlaps the drawing, which later disappears.]
    
    Snake
         General!
    
    'General'
         Once a loser, always a loser, eh Snake?  The last one standing is the
         winner.  And that would be myself - not you, not Black Chamber and
         certainly not America.  I used them all, you see - Parker, Black
         Chamber....
    
    Snake
         What?
    
    'General'
         Weren't you sent to cover up Outer Heaven and Project Babel - or rather
         the truth about GLF and the U.S.?  Just like that woman?
    
    Snake
         GLF and the U.S.?  What truth?
    
    'General'
         Ha, ha, ha.  So you're nothing but a pawn too....just like Viper and his
         lot.
    
    Snake
         There's a connection between GLF and the States, and Outer Heaven?
    
    'General'
         Fine.  I will tell you all about [it] - if you win.  Winner takes it all,
         loser relinquishes all.  That is the way of the world.  And you will
         abide by it, Snake!
    
    [The illustration of Metal Gear reappears.  Its "eyes" light up to show that
    it is active.  The gameplay screen appears and Campbell calls with advice.]
    
    Campbell
         Snake, Metal Gear must be destroyed!  Take out its legs first of all!
         Hit it hard with mines and C4!
    
    [The player has destroyed Metal Gear's legs. The screen turns white.]
    
    Mei Ling
         Metal Gear's down!?
    
    Campbell
         You did it!?
    
    Snake
         No - not yet!
    
    [The gameplay screen reappears.  Snake is faced with the upper body of Metal
    Gear.  The screen highlights its weak points.]
    
    13a Project Babel
    
    [The player has destroyed Metal Gear.  Snake walks up to the General who is
    lying in front of the wreckage.  The screen turns black.]
    
    'General'
         Solid Snake - the name 'Legend' may have been propaganda, but it seems
         no exaggeration....
    
    [An illustration of the wounded General appears.  He is leaning against the
    apparent wreckage of Metal Gear.]
    
    Snake
         I want the truth.  All of it.
    
    'General'
         .... A winner's privilege.  After all, you have the right to know -
         about Outer Heaven, Metal Gear, Project Babel, and the link between GLF
         and the U.S....Outer Heaven was a U.S-backed venture that provided
         mercenaries to its 'clients.'  It was a way to unofficially check anti-
         American forces, and the idea apparently originated with the DDCI [Deputy
         Director of Central Intelligence] of the time.
    
    Snake
         What?
    
    'General'
         But the field commander, Big Boss, was a loose cannon that broke out of
         the program, and Outer Heaven was brought down by you.  As a part of a
         plausible denial of their involvement in Outer Heaven, the government
         constructed a hero myth, handed you and Fox-Hound to the international
         media.  That is the truth behind your rise to the status of 'Legend.'
    
    Snake
         ........
    
    'General'
         Ha, ha, ha.  Shocking, isn't it?  To learn that your glory was a staged
         one?
    
    Snake
         .... And the connection between GLF and the U.S.?
    
    'General'
         Even after Outer Heaven collapsed, the relationship went on, right into
         Project Babel.  The U.S. provided covert support for GLF; I was their
         field controller.  The objective was diminishment of anti-American
         forces in the African continent.  Provoke an ethnic minority in Gindra
         into a calculated conflict, then involve other neighboring nations.
    
         Create a climate of hostility to discourage organized alliance, then send
         a contingent of U.S-dominated peacekeeping troops for an indefinite stay,
         where they can exercise control over the entire region.  It was a bid to
         build a new world order in the confusion of the post-Cold War era....a
         means to establish the U.S. as the sole superpower, a single hegemony
         over an artificial Babel, manageable chaos....This was Project Babel,
         the brainchild of Parker, Army Chief of Staff.  The return for my
         services was a lavish reward and guarantee of safety....
    
    [A portait overlapps the drawing; the General holds up a computer disk.]
    
    'General'
         Take this.  This disk contains all the information that ordered that
         woman soldier, Chris, to destroy.  It's all here, proof of what I have
         just told you, including details of all bank transactions.  There is
         enough dirt here to bring down some of the highest people in the
         Government.  This is like a bomb, ready to explode.
    
    [The portrait of the disk disappears.]
    
         This too is the winner's privilege.  Do with it what you like.
    
    Snake
         You deceived your people all this time?  Your followers believe in you.
         So does Sophie....
    
    'General'
         Yes.... Sophie.... I left her.... cruelly too.  But still she stayed with
         me as my lieutenant....But I never saw her smile after that....
    
    Snake
         ........
    
    'General'
         I didn't deceive them.  I had no intention of being Parker's henchman in
         the first place.  It was the aid I needed, and with it, I was going to
         break the bargain and build our country.  The end justifies the means,
         especially when others have faith in the fiction.  I only gave them the
         truth in the guise they wanted.
    
    Snake
         Can a nation built by those means have any value?
    
    [The General's eyes light up.]
    
    'General'
         Ha.  Doesn't the world operate on what you call 'those means'?  Everyone
         just pretends otherwise.  Justice and ideals are nothing but words, after
         all....
    
    Snake
         ........
    
    'General'
         Well, well....So this is the way dreams end....well, it is not the worst
         thing............
    
    [The gameplay screen appears.  Snake starts to walk away, but he turns back.]
    
    Snake
         Viper!
    
    [A drawing of Viper's silhouette atop Metal Gear appears.  Then his portrait
    is shown.]
    
    Viper
         I told you - it's not over yet.
    
    [A portrait of Snake appears opposite of Viper.]
    
    Snake
         Viper!  Still....
    
    Viper
         Thanks for saving me the trouble of removing the General.  He controlled
         Metal Gear to the end.  And I had the pleasure of listening to your
         conversation.  And so finally, I know the identity of 'Anonymous.'  It
         was worth the trouble of leading you all the way out here.
    
    Snake
         You?
    
    Viper
         This was all a ploy to bring 'Anonymous' out into the open.  Seizure of
         Metal Gear, leading you and Campbell out here to Outer Heaven - all part
         of the plan.
    
    Snake
         What does the colonel have to do with this?
    
    Viper
         You don't know what he did?  Your dear friend Roy Campbell was in command
         of Fox-Hound that night two years ago.
    
    Snake
         The Colonel!
    
    Viper
         I figured that when Metal Gear's history repeated itself and you and
         Campbell were pulled into the fray, 'Anonymous' would have to get
         involved.  Two years I have waited for this moment.  Two long years!
    
    Snake
         Damn it!  The decision to call Campbell in and to send me was made at the
         highest level.  How....
    
    Viper
         Could I have been involved in that process?  This is how....
    
    [The Codec screen appears.]
    
    Campbell
         Snake!  We have a problem.  The fifth Black Chamber [Campbell's Codec
         portrait disappears] .... wha...., hey....
    
    ........
    
    Snake
         Colonel, what's going on!
    
    ???
         The fifth Black Chamber [member] was right here.
    
    Snake
         Who is this!  McBride!!
    
    McBride
         Surprised, Snake....?  After I survived two years ago, I parted from the
         others and slipped into your side.  I changed everything - my face, name,
         past - to gather information for our cause.  Everything I did was for
         this moment....  Do it, Viper!  This is it!
    
    [The portraits of Viper and Snake reappear.]
    
    Viper
         You may forget or refuse to acknowledge it, but our hell goes on.  And it
         will go on until we destroy all of you, not just 'Anonymous'!
    
    [A portrait shows a closeup of part of Metal Gear.]
    
    Snake
         What did you just do?
    
    Viper
         The bolts of vengeance - preparing for nuclear strike.
    
    Snake
         How can that be?  Metal Gear was destroyed!
    
    Viper
         You are a fool.  Did you think Metal Gear was just an armored transport
         for a nuclear payload?
    
    Snake
         What?
    
    Viper
         The nature of this beast is an integrated launch system with real-time
         relay control of seven armed satellites, all with nuclear capability.
         The rail gun is just a cherry on top.
    
    Snake
         Armed satellites?  Nuclear strike from planetary orbit?
    
    Viper
         That's right.  Able to strike any point on Earth without relying on
         ICBM's [intercontinental ballistic missiles], and impossible to defend
         against.
    
    Snake
         You're going to murder millions of innocent people for you personal
         vengeance?
    
    Viper
         Innocent?  Grazing on spoon-fed 'Justice' and 'Order,' content to ignore
         what goes on behind the fine words?  Their crime is equal to that of -
         'Anonymous' - no, their complacency is what makes 'Anonymous' possible!
         This strike is for my murdered comrades.  But that won't be the end.
         This is a declaration of war against 'Anonymous'!!
    
    [The gameplay screen appears.  Snake and Viper are facing each other.]
    
    Viper
         I've just activated the elevator.  Once Metal Gear is out on the surface,
         its signals will be transmitted and those seven satellites will enter
         attack mode.  In 90 seconds [the time limit presumably depends on the
         difficulty level]!
    
    Snake
         I WILL stop you!
    
    Viper
         Okay Snake.  Give it your best shot!  This is your last fight!  Come on!
    
    [Viper holds up his hand and the screen flashes.  He has disappeared and a
    countdown timer has replaced the player's radar.]
    
    Viper
         Do you think that I fight dirty?  I use any means I see fit to carry out
         our revenge.
    
    [Viper says something after every hit he takes.]
    
         We will have our vengeance, no matter what!
         I won't be beaten!  I owe that much to my fallen comrades!!
         Victory is ours in [the timer's diplay appears here] seconds!
         My every move is a testament to my comrades' lives!  You have no idea
         of how much greater my cause is!
         I will see retribution!  Even if I have to crawl to deliver it!  I've
         lived for nothing else till now!
    
    13b The Conspiracy
    
    [The player has beaten Viper.  The screen turns black.]
    
    Snake
         I've shut the controls down.  There's no way to launch now............
         ....I'm out....
    
    [The gameplay screen appears.  The early morning light fills the elevator
    platform where Snake and Viper have been fighting.  Viper is kneeling with his
    head down.]
    
    Viper
         How could I....be beaten by you....Snake.... how do you do it?  How do
         you keep....fighting?....living?....For what?....whom?....In the name of
         what cause....?........It's over....My comrades....I didn't do right by
         your all....
    
    [Viper collapses face-down.]
    
    Snake
         Viper....
    
    [Sophie enters the scene.  For some reason she has light hair and a green
    uniform again.]
    
    Sophie
         Snake.
    
    Snake
         It's you.
    
    [Snake walks over to Sophie.]
    
    Snake
         The General....
    
    Sophie
         I heard.  All of it.  Including the part about GLF and the U.S....
    
    Snake
         ....I see....What will you do now?
    
    Sophie
         Stay here.
    
    Snake
         With GLF?
    
    Sophie
         Yes....
    
    Snake
         Continue the General's work?
    
    Sophie
         Right now, I dont' even know whether I loved him, or hated him....I
         just....couldn't leave his side.
    
    Snake
         ........
    
    Sophie
         His ideals may have been faked, but they weren't empty.  That's what I
         think.  And there are many here still who believe that too.  We'll work
         together to build a country of our own, for ourselves.  This time, with
         real ideals.
    
    [Chris enters the scene.  Her sprite model looks like Sophie's except for
    her slightly different hair colour.]
    
    Chris
         Snake!
    
    [The screen scrolls over to show a jeep beside Chris.]
    
    Sophie
         It's her.  Don't keep her waiting.
    
    Snake
         I won't.
    
    [Snake walks toward Chris, stops, and turns toward Sophie.]
    
         .... He called your name, you know.  At the end.
    
    Sophie
         ........Did he....
    
    [Snake walks in front of Chris. An illustration of them appears.]
    
    Chris
         Snake!  I got us a jeep.
    
    Snake
         Good work.
    
    Chris
         Is it over?
    
    Snake
         Yes....it's all over.
    
    Chris
         Is it....? [Chris looks in the direction of Sophie.]  What about her?
    
    Snake
         She's strong.  And she'll become even stronger....
    
    Chris
         ....You don't have to go?  With her....?
    
    Snake
         To GLF?  Why?
    
    Chris
         Nothing.  Really.  Let's get out of here.
    
    Snake
         Right....Wait there's the Codec.
    
    [The Codec screen appears.]
    
    Campbell
         Snake!
    
    Snake
         Colonel!  Everything all right?
    
    Weasel
         Yeah.  I put a bullet in McBride.
    
    Snake
         You?
    
    Campbell
         Snake, I owe you an apology....It's true that I was in charge of Black
         Chamber's termination.  We were told that there was a terrorist group
         coming in.  Secret liquidation on a dark night....Only when it was all
         over was I told that the target had been one of our own, an American
         unit....
    
    Snake
         Was that the reason for our retirement?
    
    Campbell
         Yes....I lived with the guilt these two years.  But when they hijacked
         Metal Gear, I was called in by NSA [National Security Agency?] chief
         Steve Gardner, the mission controller....
    
    Snake
         So you took the job to confront the past?
    
    Campbell
         A job which was offered to me with the alternative of making the incident
         public.  Along with evidence that it was I who planned the thing.
    
    Snake
         Blackmail, huh?  But.... how would Gardner know about that?
    
    Campbell
         Probably dug it up somewhere.  He is a former CIA [Central Intelligence
         Agency] Director....
    
    Snake
         Former DCI [Director of Central Intelligence]?  Don't tell me....seven
         years ago, during the Outer Heaven incident, who was the DDCI?
    
    Weasel
         Now you've got it.  Gardner was the Deputy Director of Central
         Intelligence all right.
    
    Snake
         Weasel?
    
    Weasel
         He was the one who organized Outer Heaven and the development of Metal
         Gear.  Metal Gear used to be under CIA control, like Viper said.  Gardner
         was also the one who salvaged the Metal Gear you totalled from Outer
         Heaven and continued the development program.  In other words, Project
         Babel was actually his idea.  But two years ago, Metal Gear was seized
         by foreign terrorists and as a result, the control of the weapon, and the
         leadership of Project Babel, was transferred away to Parker and the Army.
         And Gardner had Black Chamber erased to ensure their silence.
    
    Campbell
         Gardner is 'Anonymous'?
    
    Snake
         Weasel, you're not....
    
    Weasel
         Under Gardner's direct command?  You guessed it, Snake.
    
    Campbell
         What!
    
    Weasel
         And another thing; Gardner knew who McBride was from the beginning.
    
    Campbell
         What?
    
    Weasel
         Well, it was Gardner who leaked the intel about Metal Gear to McBride -
         and Black Chamber - to begin with.
    
    Campbell
         For what purpose?
    
    Snake
         I see it....Gardner was setting Parker up....
    
    Weasel
         Right.  If GLF seizes Metal Gear and goes out of control, the blame will
         land on Parker with his longtime aid to GLF.  And Metal Gear and Project
         Babel will return happily ever after to Gardner's arms....
    
    Campbell
         Could he possibly have engineered Back Chamber's contact with GLF?
    
    Weasel
         I don't know, but it could be....
    
    Campbell
         That Gardner planned this whole thing?  Just to regain Metal Gear and
         Project Babel....
    
    Mei Ling
         Oh God....
    
    Snake
         ....Weasel, if you're under orders from Gardner, don't you have another
         job to carry out?  To kill us all once the mission has succeeded?
    
    Weasel
         Sharp, Snake.  That's exactly right.
    
    Snake
         So that's the real reason a mercenary of your standing wasn't sent
         on [sic]the field.
    
    Weasel
         Right again.  I'm about the ony person can take on the 'Legend.'
    
    Campbell
         Weasel.... you're going to kill us?
    
    Weasel
         Like I said, it's a policy of mine to earn my keep.
    
    Mei Ling
         How can you....
    
    Weasel
         ....So I'd like to say, but unfortunately, I kind of like you people.
         Especially your bleeding heart ways.  Totally wrong for a combat
         situation, you know.  It's been a while since I met people like you.
    
    Campbell
         Weasel?
    
    Weasel
         Get out of here.  I'll feed some story to Gardner.  Probably get only
         half my pay for letting you escape, but who cares.
    
    Campbell
         Are you going to be all right?  You could be in danger!
    
    Weasel
         I know how to take care of myself, don't you worry.
    
    Campbell
         ....Thank you, Weasel.  I'll repay the debt someday.
    
    Weasel
         I won't be counting on it.  If I could live the way you people do, maybe
         I wouldn't have had to let my brother die....
    
    [The illustration of Snake and Chris reappears.]
    
    Snake
         The colonel and the rest are all right.
    
    Chris
         Good.
    
    Snake
         Let's go.
    
    [An animated ilustration shows Snake and Chris' jeep travelling on a bumpy
    road.  The sun has risen over the mountains in the distance.]
    
    
    Chris
         I had nothing around me that I could believe in.  Not my parents, not
         anyone else....That's why I joined the Army.  It gave me a sense of right
         and wrong, of justice, and purpose....But that wasn't the right way.
         Beliefs can't be borrowed - they have to be looked for, and thought
         about, by yourself.  I have to face myself and start searching.  And I
         will find it.
    
    Snake
         That's good.
    
    Chris
         But.... if possible.... maybe I could make that search with you at my
         side....?
    
    Snake
         ............yeah.  I'd like that too.
    
    Chris
         Really?
    
    Snake
         Really........I came to Outer Heaven to settle a score with the past.
         That was what I thought.  But that wasn't the truth....I realized that
         when I met you.  What I really wanted was death.  What I wanted, after
         everything had been decided, was for someone to take my life.  I must
         have been afraid -- of seeing what was left standing, of myself as I
         really was....
    
    Chris
         Is that -- how you still feel?
    
    Snake
         No, I think I want to live.  Accept myself--forgive myself....Life is
         worth living, even if it hurts you, even if you hurt in it.  You taught
         me that.....You were my salvation.
    
    Chris
         Snake....
    
    Snake
         That's why -- I've decided to go back.
    
    Chris
         Back?  To the [United] States!?
    
    Snake
         Uh-huh.
    
    Chris
         Don't!  There's no way they'll let you go.  They'll be waiting for
         you....and it's probably Fox-Hound!
    
    Snake
         I know that.  But I have to go back.
    
    Chris
         Why!?
    
    Snake
         To understand.  Why we had to fight this fight, what it was that I did....
         and who Solid Snake was.  I'm going to confront the faceless men who play
         chess with people's lives and hearts in the shadows, so that I can
         understand.  And they will confess.  Every conspiracy they wove, every
         victim left on the trail of their private gain, everything....It's the
         only thing I can do for the casualties of their -- and my -- dirty war....
    
    Chris
         ....Snake....
    
    Snake
         Unless I do that, there'll be no forgiveness, and nothing to find for me.
    
    Chris
         ........
    
    Snake
         Don't worry.  I'm going back so that I can live.  When I've made them
         pay, I'll be back.............Will you wait for me....?
    
    Chris
         ........You can count on it!
    
    [The end.]
    
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    S2. Special Stage Script
    
    [The player has beaten the game and unlocked the "Special" stages for the
    "Stage Select" mode.  These stages can be played in any order; at the start
    of the player's first Special stage, he or she gets a call.]
    
    ???
         We're going to have you reenact the battles of Solid Snake, the
         'Legend.'  Think of it as a sort of VR training.  But since that alone
         won't allow you to surpass him, we've taken the liberty of adding a few
         conditions.  You can call me....call me No.4.  My frequency is 141.62.
         If you have any questions about your orders, contact me.  These are
         your orders.  [No.4 outlines the parameters for the current stage.]
    
    
    [The player has beaten the last of the 40 or so Special stages.  The screen
    turns black.]
    
    No. 4
         Your training is complete.  Well done.  Your combat capability is now
         undoubtedly beyond that of Solid Snake at the time of Galuade's fall.
         Your time is about to come.  Get some rest for now....Jack.
    
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    S3. Things To Note
    
    - Contrary to popular belief, this game is not merely a VR mission for Raiden.
    Shown out of context, the last message from No. 4 suggests that the player
    has been playing as Raiden, aka Jack, all along.  This scenario is true, but
    it only applies to the Special stages.  No. 4 clearly says that these stages
    are reenactments of Snake's battles.  Note that Raiden's stages, which have
    extra challenges ("a few conditions"), are only available after the main game
    is completed.
    
    - The Metal Gear model in the game is codenamed Gander.  None of the
    characters seem to refer to it as "Metal Gear Gander," but the official site
    lists the name.
    
    <http://www.konamijpn.com/products/ghostbabel/english/metalgear.html>
    
    - The colonel in METAL GEAR SOLID 2 (MGS2) quotes from METAL GEAR: GHOST BABEL 
    (GB) five times.  All of these quotes happen after the colonel in MGS2 goes
    haywire inside Arsenal Gear.
    
         "Your mission is to infiltrate the fortress Galuade, rescue the
         hostages and neutralize Metal Gear before its assembly is complete."
    
         The above quote is from the GB intro; see "00b Mission Details."
         In MGS2, this quote is one of the colonel's mandatory Codec calls.
    
         "Snake, there's a fork in the conveyor belt. The machine is automatically 
         sorting cargo according to some system. Take a good look at the device."
         
         In GB, the above quote is a hint from Campbell during the barracks stage.
         The player has to have the red box, in addition to the yellow one, and
         call Campbell while near a junction in the conveyor belt.
    
         "Snake, destroy the power plant's main turbine. It's located in the B1
         floor of the plant. Break into the B1 floor."
    
         "Snake, take the power plant out. Set C4 explosives on four key points
         to destroy the structure."
    
         In GB, the above two quotes are from mandatory conversations when Snake
         is in the power plant; see the end of "08a Terrorist Ultimatum" and near
         the start of "09b Power Plant Sabotage," respectively.  To get these
         quotes in MGS2, keep calling the colonel while Raiden is still naked.
    
         "Communicator Entertainment Program Idea Spy 2.5 (Two-point-five)
         Episode 1 New York.  Here in the city where dreams come true and desires
         rule, something is being bought, sold and thrown away, even as we speak.
         But behind the scenes of business as usual, the nefarious J.E. (Junker
         Expensive) Corporation lines its already bloated coffers with profits
         from worthless products. As J.E. swindles yet another innocent into
         purchasing high-priced junk......the FBI mobilizes a top-secret task
         force to put a stop to the menace. Now, the city's best-kept secret spy
         is out there, briefed and ready to protect the people from J.E., the
         catalogue of conspiracy -- just call him 2.5 (Two-point-five)."
    
         This quote could be mistaken for a reference to SNATCHER, another Hideo
         Kojima game that involves a group called "Junker."  However, this quote
         is really from "Idea Spy 2.5," a hidden Codec story in the Japanese and
         European versions of GB.  To hear it in MGS2, call the colonel after
         Raiden meets Snake inside Arsenal Gear.
    
    - Chronologically, the events of this game happen between METAL GEAR 2: SOLID
    SNAKE and MGS.  The consensus among fans is that GB takes place in a sort of
    parallel universe.  On the other hand, Snake's mission in GB could arguably
    be a subplot or side story within the same universe as the other games.
    Kojima has never been on record as saying how GB relates to the series.
    
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    S4. Script Information
    
    Original story by Hideo Kojima
    Written by Tomokzu Fukushima
    Translated by INTAC
    Transcribed by Tim Huynh
    
         tim_huynh[at]operamail[dot]com
    
    18 June 2005 - fixed typos and made minor edits
    20 April 2005 - fixed typo in table of contents
    27 September 2004 - added IGN.com to legal section
    25 August 2004 - added MGSOnline.net to legal section
    2 July 2004 - version 1.0 submitted to GameFAQs and Neoseeker
    
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