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|| Metal Gear Solid Substance     || Games: Metal Gear Solid: Substance      ||
|| Game Script                    || Platform: Xbox, PS2, PC                 ||
|| Written by: Ryan Kelly         || Last Update: January 17, 2003           ||
|| GameFAQs Name: Nemesis300      || Version: 1.0                            ||
|| E-Mail: dark_id@msn.com        ||                                         ||
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Table of Contents

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I.     Version History

II.    Notes and Miscellaneous Information

III.   Tanker Chapter
            A. Backstory
            B. The Tanker
            C. Hairy armpits
            E. Dead sexy mullet
            D. Conclusion

IV.    Big Shell Chapter
            A. Backstory
            B. The Big Shell
            C. Boo! You're not Snake!
            D. Of bisexual vampires and poor disguises
            E. Spraying stuff with Fire Extinguishers
            F. Jared before the Subway Diet.
            G. Stop looking up that girl's skirt!
            H. Do all ex-Presidents get like this?
            I. This is the part where you get really confused
            J. Samurai Jack really let himself go
            H. Emmerichs = Pants Pissers
            I. We all know it's a wig, kid
            J. A little too much info...
            K. Why am I naked, again?
            L. Damn the Patriots!
            M. Never trust the old guy.
            N. Yes, you should be confused now.
            O. Conclusion

V.    Codec Miscellaneous
            A. Terrorist Related Transmissions
            B. Otacon's Equipment Descriptions
            C. Pliskin's Equipment Descriptions
            D. Emma Codec Transmissions
            E. Otacon's Proverbs
            F. Colonel's Insanity

VI.   Snake Tales
            A. A Wrongdoing
            B. Big Shell Evil
            C. Confidential Legacy
            D. Dead Man Whispers
            E. External Gazer

VII.  Frequently Asked Questions

VIII. Credits

IX.   Copyright Notice

X.    Closing and Contact Info

* = Denotes incomplete section

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I. V e r s i o n   H i s t o r y

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Version 1.0 (January 17, 2003)

Initial Release. Tanker and Plant Chapters are complete, as well as misc Codec
calls. Snake Tales are yet to be completed.

What to do:

Complete Snake Tales Section
Add more FAQs
Finish and fix some things here and there
Move around some stuff

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II. N o t e s   a n d   M i s c e l l a n e o u s

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Just some general notes:

1.) I'll try to give a decent summary of the actions taking place. Just enough
so you know what's going on.

2.) I won't use the character's name until it is formally told.

3.) Everything between ****** indicates a action happening.

4.) There is nothing but spoilers ahead. But you knew that, right?


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III. T a n k e r   C h a p t e r

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======================
     A. BACKSTORY
======================

Following the incident on Shadow Moses Island, Metal Gear's top-secret
technology was leaked into the black market through the machinations of
Revolver Ocelot. As a result, countless variations of Metal Gear have sprung
up in every corner of the globe, making the weapon an increasingly common
sight in the armed forces of nuclear powers.

In the midst of all this, Solid Snake, now a member of the anti-Metal Gear
group "Philanthropy," has learned that a new prototype Metal Gear has been
developed by the U.S. Marines and is being transported in secret to an unknown
destination. To find out more about the prototype, Snake mush infiltrate the
transport as it makes it's way down the Hudson River disguised as a tanker.
However, just as Snake is about to begin his mission, the tanker is seized by
a mysterious armed group.

=======================
     B. The Tanker
=======================

Snake VO:
The Hudson River, two years ago... We had classified intelligence that a new
type of Metal Gear was being transported. The whole thing stank...but our noses
had been out in the cold too long

*******************************************************************************
The George Washington Bridge, New York. There is a thunderstorm. Rain pours
down from the heavens. Cars zoom by at high speeds. A man in a long, black
raincoat walks on the sidewalk across the bridge. His hands are in his pockets,
a cigarette in his mouth. The man continues walking. He then finishes his
cigarette and flings it out into the traffic. The man then starts running.

Suddenly, he disappears and only a faint outline of him can be made out in the
rain, he is using Stealth Camoflauge. His raincoat goes flying into the
traffic. The man then leaps off the bridge, a bungee cord can be seen flying
behind him. A large tanker is below, the USS Discovery. The man falls toward
the tanker, he repels down the upper deck. Once he is close enough he releases
the bungee cord and falls to the lower deck. He lands hard, electricity
crackles and flies everywhere. The figure comes into view, he is wearing a
familiar uniform. The figure is Solid Snake.

In the distance a helicopter flies by, inside is a familiar figure. A man with
grey hair holding a Colt Single Action Army revolver. He speaks:
*******************************************************************************

Revolver Ocelot:
Our boy is right on schedule. He'll know soon enough...

*******************************************************************************
Snake rests for a moment as rain pours down on to him. He slowly stands up...
*******************************************************************************

                    METAL GEAR SOLID 2: SONS OF LIBERTY

*******************************************************************************
...Snake then hears a noise and rushes over to cover. He then calls up someone
over Codec, it is Hal Emmerich, aka Otacon.
*******************************************************************************

Snake:
This is Snake. Do you read me, Otacon?

Otacon:
Loud and clear, Snake.

Snake:
Kept you waiting, huh? I'm at the "sneak point."

Otacon:
Everythings going okay?

Snake:
The stealth camo's busted. Landing impact.

Otacon:
We must have overused it. Sorry, but you're going to have to deal with it.
You're not in the military anymore.

Snake:
Right. I didn't plan on relying on this gadget anyway.

Otacon:
The private sector's not so bad, is it? Privacy guaranteed...

Snake:
I'm happy as long as no one gives me any more unwanted gifts.

Otacon:
You mean that thing with Naomi?

Snake:
And I can't say I miss the chattering nanny.

Otacon:
Mei Ling's not so bad. That reminds me, I have to get in touch with her again
about that new Natik flashware.

Snake:
Diverting toys from the SSCEN (U.S. Army Soldier Systers Center) again? Give
her a message from me: someone will find out sooner or later. She's better off
assuming it's sooner and quit while she's safe.

Otacon:
Too true. Okay, Snake, let's get to work. You know the technical specs of Metal
Gear were sold on the black market after Shadow Moses?

Snake:
All Ocelot's doing...

Otacon:
Exactly. And now every state, group, and dotcom has its own version of Metal
Gear.

Snake:
Not exactly a classified weapon for today's nuclear powers.

Otacon:
This new one seems to have been designed to wipe the floor with all the other
models. The only consistant description is that it's an amphibious, anti-Metal
Gear vehicle...

Snake:
That explains why this one is under Marine Corps jurisdiction.

*******************************************************************************
Several views of the tanker are shown.
*******************************************************************************

Otacon:
The mission objective is to make visual confirmation of the new Metal Gear
being transported by that tanker, and bring back photographic evidence. But I
want you to first go up to the top level of the infrastructure, to the bridge.
We need to find out where the tanker is headed.

Snake:
A little reconnaissance, huh?

Otacon:
There's too much we don't know about this new prototype. Capabilities,
deployment method - we don't even know how close it is to completion. If we
know where the testing arena is, I can start to draw some reasonable
conclusions.

Snake:
All right. I'll head to the bridge ASAP.

Otacon:
Try to avoid confrontations. Our goal is to collect evidence on Metal Gear
development and expose it to the world. It would be best if you could get out
of there without alerting anyone.

Snake:
Don't worry. I know the drill -- we're not terrorists.

Otacon:
Very good. Don't you forget that you're a part of "Philanthropy" now, an
anti-Metal Gear organization and officially recognized by the UN.

Snake:
Recognized, but still fringe, Otacon.

*******************************************************************************
Snake goes into the menu and goes over his gear.
*******************************************************************************

Otacon:
All right, let's look at your gear. Your weapon is a tranquilizer gun converted
from a Beretta M92F.

Snake:
M9.

Otacon:
It's a little hard to work with because you have to reload after each shot
since the slide locks.

Snake:
It's better than scavenging on mission site. Good suppressor too.

Otacon:
The chemical stun will take affect in a few seconds and last for hours. You can
take down a elephant with that thing. Check out the laser sighting too.

*******************************************************************************
Snake fires a shot and breaks a nearby light.
*******************************************************************************

Otacon:
The affects of the anastetic rounds will vary depending on what target the body
hits. Were talking about a difference of tens of seconds between hitting the
enemy's chest or head.

*******************************************************************************
Snake cycles through the inventory, he stops on his cigarettes.
*******************************************************************************

Otacon:
As for the equipment... Hey Snake, cigarettes? What's wrong with you.

Snake:
It's kind of a lucky charm.

Otacon:
You haven't read the surgeon general's warning, have you?

*******************************************************************************
Snake cycles to his digital camera.
*******************************************************************************

Otacon:
He's the digital camera. Works almost the same as your old one.

*******************************************************************************
Snake takes out the D.Camera and takes a look at the disguised Marines.
*******************************************************************************

Snake:
They don't look armed...

Otacon:
Hey, Earth to Snake. These are nice, upstanding Marines, not terrorists. Don't
get caught; you're in stealth mode here.

Snake:
Sure, if it comes to that, a little beauty sleep never hurt anyone. By the way,
Otacon, are you sure of this intelligence?

Otacon:
Absolutely. Hacked it out of Pentagon's classified files myself.

Snake:
No traces?

Otacon:
Oh please. I'm too good for that.

Snake:
We can't rule out the possibility that this is a trap. There's a high price on
our heads, you know.

Otacon:
You're just paranoid.

Snake:
I hope so.

*******************************************************************************
Snake resumes monitoring the soldiers.
*******************************************************************************

Snake:
They don't seem anything but civilians from here.

Otacon:
With all the ships passing on the river and in the harbor. Putting uniformed
Marines on the deck would be a bad idea. People can get a clear view of the
water from riverside too.

Snake:
The waterline is too high...According to the navigational plans, this ship
should have discharged its cargo upriver.

Otacon:
It's in there, no doubt about it.

Snake:
A Metal Gear in the holds will weigh down a ship a bit, I'd say. The military
trains you to watch for threats from the stern on a boat. That's SOP for
Counter-terror ops too. Security should be tighter.

Otacon:
You worry too much.

Snake:
Where's the target?

Otacon:
Satellite surveillance is a major international pastime these days. I'd say the
cargo holds, safely below the deck. Do you see the entrance to the holds?

Snake:
Looks like there are a few entry ways into the crew quarters.

[Snake hears the sound of a helicopter far off]

Snake:
A chopper. Wha--!

*******************************************************************************
Snake looks at the one of the Marines just in time to see a unknown soldier
slit his throat. A second Marine is knocked to the ground with a kick to the
leg and is stabbed in the neck. Another soldier sneaks up onto the third Marine
and stabs him several times.
*******************************************************************************

Snake:
Looks like were not the only ones after Metal Gear tonight.

Otacon:
Is that a chopper I just heard?

Snake:
Affirmative. Probably another cavalry...

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Several more soldiers appear and secure the area.
*******************************************************************************

Snake:
What's their game? Hijack?

Otacon:
They're probably targeting the ship's controls.

Snake:
Otacon, how many men do you need to take over a tanker of this size?

Otacon:
The ship is run by a computer so... I'd say about 18 people.

*******************************************************************************
Snake takes a look at one of the soldier's weapons.
*******************************************************************************

Snake:
AKS-74u?

*******************************************************************************
Snake takes out his camera and zooms in on a man ordering the other soldiers
around. He has a traditional Russian military haircut and a brown mustache. He
is wearing a uniform with a long gray collar. He looks in his mid 50's.
*******************************************************************************

Snake:
Russians?

Otacon:
You sure?

Snake:
No Marine barber touched that head of hair.

*******************************************************************************
The man puts on a grey hat (forgot the name, the kind you see in the movies
that Russians always wear.) Snake takes a snapshot of the Russian commander.
*******************************************************************************

Snake:
I'm transmitting the photo. Let's try to get a ID on him ASAP.

Otacon:
I'm on it.

Snake:
Looks like the tanker's theirs now.

*******************************************************************************
Snake hears the chopper again. This time it is much louder.
*******************************************************************************

Snake:
KA-60. Kasatka?

Otacon:
Kasatka? Kamov chopper, right?  'Killer Whale'...

*******************************************************************************
Snake speaks on the Codec again.
*******************************************************************************

Snake:
We need to get a fix on who they are.

Otacon:
Judging by their transport, aren’t they some kind of military commandos?

Snake:
Not necessarily. It could be the KA-62, the civil model.

Otacon:
Look, Snake, all we need is the photographic evidence of Metal Gear. As long as
we have those, we can put it online and blow the whole thing wide open. So no
pyrotechnics, okay?

Snake:
All right. I’ll do my best.

Otacon:
This isn’t like Shadow Moses. Reach me if anything happens. The frequency is
141.12.

Snake:
How can I check in and save my progress?

Otacon:
I’ll do it. There’s a frequency set aside for it -- 140.96. Sorry, but no Mei
Ling this time. Call me on the Codec when you want to save.

Snake:
Got it.

Otacon:
I’ll be waiting just past the Verrazano Bridge. You need to be off that ship by
then.

Snake:
I’ll be in touch.

*******************************************************************************
Snake ends the transmission.
*******************************************************************************

==========================
     B. Hairy Armpits
==========================

*******************************************************************************
Snake proceeds through the Tanker dispatching and avoiding guards along the
way. He eventually makes it to the bridge. He slowly enters the room. The body
of one of the ship's workers is slumped over the controls, another crewmate is
crumpled on the ground. They are both wearing the same orange jumpsuits as the
other crewmen. Snake approaches the window of the boat and sees two helicopters
flying toward the tanker.
*******************************************************************************

Snake:
So it is the Kasatka... Russian choppers...

*******************************************************************************
The two Kasatkas hover over the ship. Several soldiers in the same uniforms as
the rest repel down a rope and secure the area.
*******************************************************************************

*******************************************************************************
Snake goes to the center console of the bridge and presses some buttons on it.
He then contacts Otacon.
*******************************************************************************

Otacon:
Snake, did you find out where that ship is headed?

Snake:
I’m looking at it -- 35 degrees longitude, latitude around 58.

Otacon:
More than 500 miles off the coast of the Bermudas, out in the middle of the
Atlantic... So the prototype is ready for solo testing -- it’s basically
combat-worthy. That area is outside the Second Fleet’s operational range, too.
It must be a stane-alone Marine Corps project -- which means this prototype
Metal Gear must be designed for independent deployment, without any Naval
assistance... Anyway, analysis can wait till later. Snake, you need to go down
to the holds and locate the actual Metal...

*******************************************************************************
Snake hears a sound coming from outside.
*******************************************************************************

Snake:
!?

*******************************************************************************
He sees a female soldier walking out on the deck. She is talking into a radio.
*******************************************************************************

Snake:
Hm?

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Snake goes outside to wear he saw the soldier. She gets close to her. She is a
military cap, wearing camo pants, and a very light green and white striped
tanktop with suspenders. She has very short white hair (and hairy armpits.)
Snake listens in on the conversation.
*******************************************************************************

Man on the Radio:
...Shalashaska has landed. I'm on my way to the tanker holds... Report your
status.

Female Soldier:
Control room, communications and engine room are under control. All entry and
exit points to the tanker holds secured. Infrared sensors placed and
operational.

Man on the Radio:
Good work. Are the explosives in place?

Female Soldier:
Yes, they're all planted.

Man on the Radio:
Listen. Once we have what we came for, the tanker will be scuttled.

Female Soldier:
And the vehicle's pilot.

Man on the Radio:
He's the only one who underwent the VR training. No one else can do it.

Female Soldier:
Are you sure you can trust him?

Man on the Radio:
Your part in the mission is complete. You are to leave at once.

Female Soldier:
No, it's not over yet!

*******************************************************************************
The man on the radio is shown. It is the same Russian commander from before
*******************************************************************************

Man on the Radio:
I can see the moon...even in this storm. Pale as death. I have a bad feeling
about this mission... You swore this to me that you would leave the unit,
once the mission was complete. Do not worry. This is a country of 'liberty'.

Female Soldier:
This is where I belong, with the unit.

*******************************************************************************
The woman takes out and examines her gun.
*******************************************************************************

Female Soldier:
I have nowhere else to go. Father, I want to fight together.

Man on the Radio:
There is no choice to make here, Olga! Need I remind you that you are carrying
my grandchild?

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Olga puts her hand on her stomach.
*******************************************************************************

Olga:
......

Man on the Radio:
You will be on the helicopter out of here, now!

*******************************************************************************
The man on the radio breaks transmission.
*******************************************************************************

Olga:
Damn it!


*******************************************************************************
Olga reluctantly waves a chopper. Just then Snake leaps from behind a crate and
trains his gun on Olga.
*******************************************************************************

Snake:
Freeze!

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Olga spins around to see Snake.
*******************************************************************************

Snake:
Hands over your head! Now!

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The woman slowly puts her hands over her head.
*******************************************************************************

Snake:
Toss your gun overboard! Slowly.

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She does so.
*******************************************************************************

Snake:
A woman...?  Show your face.

Olga:
You men -- you're all the same.

Snake:
Who are you?

*******************************************************************************
Olga slowly takes off her cap.
*******************************************************************************

Olga:
We are nomads. Wanderers.

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She let's go of her hat, it flies off in the wind. Olga slowly moves to the
side.
*******************************************************************************

Snake:
I said, don't move!

Olga:
Americans...so you shoot unarmed women too?

Snake:
I'm a nomad too.

*******************************************************************************
Olga let's out a laugh. Snake notices her knife.
*******************************************************************************

Snake:
What else do you have there? Take the knife and toss it.

*******************************************************************************
Olga slowly takes the knife from it's sheathe and prepares to toss it on the
ground toward Snake.
*******************************************************************************

Snake:
Not there. Toss it overboard! Hold that position. Now, turn around.

*******************************************************************************
She slowly brings her hands above her head again.
*******************************************************************************

Olga:
You know what you're doing.

*******************************************************************************
The tanker violently jerks to it's side for a moment. After that the rain
breifly stops. The moon is right behind Olga (and we get a good view of Olga's
pits. Eww...)
*******************************************************************************

Olga:
It's stopped raining... Not too shabby, is it? New York, I mean?

*******************************************************************************
Olga flips around her knife and a bullet fires from the hilt. Snake barely
manages to dodge it. Olga takes cover behind a crate. Snake snaps back into
position with his gun drawn.
*******************************************************************************

Olga:
And that brings our tour to its conclusion!

Snake:
Scout knife with a surprise -- you a Spetsnaz?

Olga:
I think you deserve a little credit. No one's ever dodged that shot of mine...
But no one gets lucky twice, either!

*******************************************************************************
Olga and Snake do battle. During the fight Olga speaks to Snake.
*******************************************************************************

Olga:
I've been on the unit since I was born. I grew up on the battlefield. Conflict
and victory were my parents. The unit is my life, my family. We've shared
everything -- all the bad and all the good. I have no one -- nothing except the
unit. Nothing else matters to me! Whoever you are, your not stopping us!

*******************************************************************************
Although Snake is only armed with a tranq. gun, he is able to subdue the
soldier. Snake slowly walks up to the soldier slumped up against a crate. As he
goes to touch her she falls to her side. Snake slowly checks to make sure she's
out, then he liberates her of her gun, a USP.
*******************************************************************************

Snake:
Hmm...

*******************************************************************************
Just then a small satellite looking craft with a camera at the top flies by the
tanker. It looks at Snake for a moment, then zooms off into the night.
*******************************************************************************

Snake:
CYPHER!?

*******************************************************************************
Snake then contacts Otacon
*******************************************************************************

Snake:
Otacon, the ship appears to be under their control. The men have Russian gear,
but I haven’t been able to find out anything else about their origin.

Otacon:
I know who they are.

Snake:
You do?

Otacon:
We’ve ID’d the old man.

Snake:
Who is he?

Otacon:
Sergei Gurlukovich.

Snake:
Gurlukovich.! One of Ocelot’s allies?

Otacon:
Yeah...the GRU colonel. He’s the one Ocelot was supposed to meet up with, after
Shadow Moses...

Snake:
They’re after Metal Gear...

Otacon:
Everything’s changed. This is not going to be as simple as we thought.

Snake:
You could say that. I saw a surveillance remote just now, it looked like the
Cypher.

Otacon:
A Marine Cypher-T?

Snake:
No, Army.

Otacon:
First the Marines, then the Russians -- now the Army...?

Snake:
You’re right, this isn’t going to be simple.

Otacon:
Snake -- There’s something I have to tell you.

Snake:
What?

Otacon:
We didn’t dig up this info -- about the new Metal Gear -- on our own. Not like
usual...

Snake:
How did you find out, then?

Otacon:
It was a tip. An anonymous tip.

Snake:
Anonymous? You’ve never trusted those -- why would you start now?

Otacon:
I, ah. I have a younger sister. A stepsister. We have different parents. I only
knew her for two years.

Snake:
You’ve never mentioned her before. So...?

Otacon:
The sender of the tip was “E.E.”

Snake:
“E.E.”?

Otacon:
Her name is Emma, but I always called her “E.E.”...

Snake:
Emma Emmerich?

Otacon:
Yeah. It just caught my eye, you know? I figured it was a coincidence, but I
couldn’t get it out of my mind. There’s really no one there who knows about
her.

Snake:
When was the last time you saw her?

Otacon:
Over 10 years ago.

Snake:
You think it’s a trap? To lure us out here...?

Otacon:
I don’t know. After I got the tip, I did break into the Pentagon system to get
confirmation.

Snake:
Okay...

Otacon:
Watch your back, Snake. Maybe I screwed up...

Snake:
I’ve got a light-equipped USP; I can take them on now. There’s no ammo, but it
takes a 9mm, just like the Marines’ M9. I’ll find those somewhere around here.

Otacon:
Don’t raise too much racket with that thing.

Snake:
I hear you.

*******************************************************************************
Snake signs off the Codec.
*******************************************************************************

=============================
     C. Dead sexy mullet
=============================

*******************************************************************************
Snake proceeds down into the depths of the Discovery. He enters the engine
room. At the end of the first corridor is a familar shadow of a large man
holding a gatling gun with a barrel on his back...
*******************************************************************************

Snake:
Raven!?

*******************************************************************************
Snake cautiously investigates the source of the shadow to find THE Vulcan
Raven...action figure. Solid Snake then proceeds on to the other side of the
engine room. At the end of the corridor there he finds infared sensors wired to
SEMTEX. Otacon calls Snake.
*******************************************************************************

Otacon:
Snake, there’s another set of infrared sensors in place. If you touch that, the
explosives will detonate and that ship will be pulverized.

Snake:
I’m not in the mood to go sleep with the fishes, but. There are too many
sensors. Looks like I’ll have to find another way.

Otacon:
No need to worry. There’s a way through. Take a close look -- do you see the
thing with blinking green lights right next to the explosives? That’s the
control unit for the sensors. Destroy that and the sensors stop functioning.
You can’t get in close enough to touch it, so you’ll have to shoot it out. But
the M9’s knockout rounds won’t work. The USP you picked up should do the trick.
Use that gun.

*******************************************************************************
Snake destroys the SEMTEX sensors and enters the door at the end of the hall.
Over the speakers there is an announcement.
*******************************************************************************

Voice over Speakers:
Verrazano Bridge checkpoint passed. All non-essential personnel, report to the
holds in 10 minutes time for the scheduled briefing session with the
Commandant. You are ordered to continue manning your posts until that time.

*******************************************************************************
Snake continues down the corridors toward the holds. He passes by a door and
hears the sound of it opening. Snake takes cover behind a crate. Several enemy
soldiers emerge from the door and seal it behind them. One of the soldiers
speaks to someone over a radio.
*******************************************************************************

Russian Soldier:
Colonel, we have sealed the stern hatch.

Gurlukovich:
All right.

Russian Soldier:
The lift is also under our control.

Gurlukovich:
We’re on the foredeck. About to descend to the holds.

Russian Soldier:
Sir, the Marine commander has started his speech already.

Gurlukovich:
We will complete the preparations before the end of the speech.

Russian Soldier:
All communications to the holds have been severed. No one is aware of our
presence.

Gurlukovich:
Let no one down into the holds until we are out.

Russian Soldier:
Yes sir! We will secure your exit, with our lives if necessary.

Gurlukovich:
There is one more thing...

Russian Soldier:
Yes sir?

Gurlukovich:
My daughter...keep her safe.

Russian Soldier:
Yes sir!

*******************************************************************************
Gurlukovich ends transmission. The soldiers then begin to partrol the area.
Snake leans up against the crate he is hiding against and lets out a sigh.
*******************************************************************************

Russian Soldier:
Who goes there?

*******************************************************************************
Snake is discovered and a fire-fight ensues. Snake skillfully dispatches the
soldiers and slowly walks to the door leading to the holds. He enters and
leaves the door open. One of the soldiers that apparently survived the battle
stalks behind Snake and locks him into the hold. The soldier sighs and turns
around. He hears someone coming.
*******************************************************************************

Soldier:
Who goes there!

*******************************************************************************
The man spying on Snake before slowly walks toward the soldier. He has long
gray hair and is wearing a brown trenchcoat western-style.
*******************************************************************************

Soldier:
Oh, Shalashaska.

*******************************************************************************
The soldier lowers his weapon.
*******************************************************************************

Soldier:
Why are you here? We thought you were with the Colonel.

*******************************************************************************
Suddenly Shalashaska draws his revolver and points it directly at the soldier's
face.
*******************************************************************************

Soldier:
What the...!

*******************************************************************************
Shalashaska then shoots the soldier point blank range in the face. The soldier
falls to his side, dead. Shalashaska seals Snake inside the hold and begins to
walk away.
*******************************************************************************

Shalashaska:
The colonel will be joining you soon... Comrade...

*******************************************************************************
Meanwhile, Snake finally reaches the hold. He is high up on a balcony
overlooking a huge room. There are about two dozen soldiers standing in rows
watching a projection on the screen. The Marine Commandant, Scott Dolph, is
giving his speech on the screen. Otacon then calls Snake on the Codec.
*******************************************************************************

Otacon:
Snake, are you in yet? Have you made it to the holds?

Snake:
It’s taking longer than I expected. We’ve already passed the Verrazano Bridge.

Otacon:
All right. We’ll use another recovery point.

Snake:
They may be planning to change course.

Otacon:
What?

Snake:
The exits to the deck are all sealed.

Otacon:
What are they planning?

Snake:
If they get Metal Gear, we’re going right off the fringe.

*******************************************************************************
Snake carefully looks down at the Marines.
*******************************************************************************

Snake:
The men down here are definitely Marines.

Otacon:
If the deck is sealed off, they have no way of knowing that the ship’s been
taken over.

Snake:
I’m not interested in fighting these guys. The weapons won’t do me much good
here.

Otacon:
Can you see Metal Gear?

Snake:
No. I’ll have to go around to the bow. They have some serious defenses here. I
doubt the recent arrivals want to blast their way through the Marines either.

Otacon:
Wonder where they’re headed.

Snake:
I don’t know... Not the beach, that’s for sure.

Otacon:
OK, Snake. Let’s go over this one more time. Use this camera to get
photographic evidence of the Metal Gear prototype. Now, do your thing and take
pictures that speak louder than the government’s plausible denials. We need
four shots: Metal Gear from the front, front-right, and front-left, and a
close-up of the Marine Corps marking.

Snake:
Marking?

Otacon:
There should be a “MARINES” insignia on the body of Metal Gear. Just let
someone try explaining away a clear shot of that.

Snake:
All right.

Otacon:
There’s actually one little thing...

Snake:
Just spit it out. I’m used to things going wrong.

Otacon:
It looks like someone’s monitoring our transmission.

Snake:
Who?

Otacon:
I don’t have a clue. All they’re doing is watching -- it would creep me out
less if they tried to interfere with our communications.

Snake:
Could it have something to do with that Cypher we saw?

Otacon:
Maybe. I’ve switched the encryption protocol for our burst transmission for
now. What I want to do is use a different method for sending those photos, just
in case.

Snake:
Instead of using the Codec?

Otacon:
Exactly. There’s a workstation in the southeast corner of the block where Metal
Gear is housed. I’ve made arrangements so that you can send the pictures from
the machine.

Snake:
“Arrangements”?

Otacon:
I hitched a ride on Link 16 into U.S. military’s proprietary network. Managed
to get into that workstation and overwrote a part of the system software so I
could remote-install a little app I wrote...

Snake:
Why bother with anything that complicated...

Otacon:
No, it’s pretty simple, really. Look, all you have to do is stand in front of
the machine and push the Action button. The app will automatically launch and
download the image data from the camera, split the files and encrypt them
individually. The data packets can then masquerade as...

Snake:
OK, OK. So all I have to do is push the Action button in front of the computer
once I have the pictures, right?

Otacon:
Well, sure, if you put it that way. And one more thing... The Commandant’s
already begun his speech, but you need to get the pictures before he’s done
talking. Otherwise, they’ll spot you. OK?

Snake:
How much time do I have?

Otacon:
I hacked into his personal files and took a look at the text of that speech.
I’d say you have seven more minutes -- longer if he throws in a joke or two.

Snake:
A seven-minute time limit, huh?

Otacon:
Remember, Snake, just the photos, OK?

Snake:
With these kinds of odds, I won’t be making any sudden moves. But that doesn’t
mean we can just let Metal Gear be hijacked.

Otacon:
Okay, okay, but first, the photos...

Snake:
All right. We’ll deal with the rest when we get there.

Otacon:
Stay low.

*******************************************************************************
Snake signs off.
*******************************************************************************

*******************************************************************************
Snake cautiously makes his way past the Marines into the hold of Metal Gear.
Avoiding projectors and the Marines themselves. He finally enters the third
hold with Metal Gear. He stares at it for a few moments. The Marine Commandant
is standing on a platform, about 20 Marines are standing at attention in front
of him. There are two cameramen taping him on each side of the room. Metal
Gear itself is behind them meanacingly.
*******************************************************************************

Snake:
... Metal Gear!?

*******************************************************************************
Otacon calls Snake via Codec.
*******************************************************************************

Otacon:
Ok, we’re finally there.

Snake:
So this is the new Metal Gear...

Otacon:
Yep. And we’re going to show the whole world its baby pictures. Get the
prototype on camera. We need four images. One from the front-right, the front,
and the front-left, and a closeup of the “MARINES” marking on the prototype.
Once you have the photos, use the workstation in the southeast end of the area
to transmit them over to me. Send me something I can use!

*******************************************************************************
Snake sneaks around the room and takes the desired pictures. He then goes to
the console to upload the pics. He activates the system. Otacon hacks in and
uploads his program to transfer the data [Sprite v2.21] A funny little cartoon
Otacon pops up and makes sure the pictures are in order. He comments on each
(as well as any "extra" photos you may have taken.)
*******************************************************************************

Otacon:
So Snake, got any "Codec" moments?

*******************************************************************************
Snake uploads all the photos. Just as he finishes, the Marine Commandant wraps
up his speech.
*******************************************************************************

Commandant Dolph:
We the Marines will lead the charge into a new world order with Metal Gear RAY.
That is all. Dismissed!

=======================
     D. Conclusion
=======================

*******************************************************************************
The Marines stand in attention and salute the Commandant. The Commandant
follows suit. After a few moments, footsteps echo from behind the Commandant.
He and the Marines look around confused. Slowly, the man from before step out
from behind Metal Gear RAY. He is clapping his hands.
*******************************************************************************

Shalashaska:
Excellent speech, my friend...

Dolph:
Who the -- !?

*******************************************************************************
The Commandant turns around to face the intruder.
*******************************************************************************

Shalashaska:
The gift of the silver tongue -- they say it’s a mark of a good officer -- and
of a liar. Americans are too in love with the sound of their own voice to speak
the truth.

Dolph:
Identify yourself!

*******************************************************************************
Several Marines rush to Dolph's side and train their sights on the intruder.
*******************************************************************************

Shalashaska:
I am Shalashaska! Also called Revolver --

*******************************************************************************
The man steps forward, Snake instantly reconizes him.
*******************************************************************************

Snake & Shalashaska:
Ocelot.

*******************************************************************************
Memories of Shadow Moses rush back to Snake. The Marines on the platform
advance, but the Commandant signals them to halt.
*******************************************************************************

Dolph:
What do you want?

*******************************************************************************
Ocelot walks forward.
*******************************************************************************

Ocelot:
This machine will be quite useful.

Dolph:
What are you planning to do -- steal this thing?

Ocelot:
Steal? No, no, I’m taking it back.

*******************************************************************************
Snake moves to a better vantage point. He sees from behind the Commandant an
arm reaching forward. Suddenly, Colonel Gurlukovich grabs the Commandant and
points a gun to his head. The Marines spin around and aim at the corrupt
Colonel.
*******************************************************************************

Snake:
...

*******************************************************************************
Gurlukovich takes a step back, along with his hostage.
*******************************************************************************

Ocelot:
Nobody move! Understood?

*******************************************************************************
Ocelot steps onto the platform. The Marines in the other holds begin murmering
in confusion as they watch the drama unfold in Metal Gear's chambers. Ocelot
then produces a detonation device and holds it forward.
*******************************************************************************

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

*******************************************************************************
The Marines retreat a bit.
*******************************************************************************

Ocelot:
That’s right...no one has to die needlessly.

*******************************************************************************
Russian reinforcements slide down from ropes and appear from the rafters and
train their sights on the Marines.
*******************************************************************************

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

*******************************************************************************
Some of the Russian soldiers begin unbinding Metal Gear.
*******************************************************************************

Dolph:
What do you intend to do with RAY -- sell it on the streets?

Gurlukovich:
I was raised in Snezhinsk, formerly known as Chelyabinsk-70, the nuclear
research outpost.

Dolph:
What are you talking about?

Gurlukovich:
After the Cold War ended, my home was bought out by the Americans.

Dolph:
Is there a point to this sad story?

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Gurlukovich gets pissed and drills the barrel into the Commandant's head.
*******************************************************************************

Gurlukovich:
Not that you would understand. Land, friends, dignity...all sold to the highest
bidder -- the United States of America. Even the technology that gave birth to
these weapons is Russian, developed by us!

Dolph:
What do you intend to do?

*******************************************************************************
Gurlukovich whispers into the Commandant's ear.
*******************************************************************************

Gurlukovich:
Russia will rise again -- and RAY is the key.

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

*******************************************************************************
Ocelot walks away from the two a bit then turns back around.
*******************************************************************************

Ocelot: Yes returned. To the “Patriots”...

*******************************************************************************
The Commandant seems to reconize the name.
*******************************************************************************

Commandant Scott Dolph:
The “La-li-lu-le-lo”! How’s that -- possible!?

*******************************************************************************
Gurlukovich pulls back the Commandant and yells at Ocelot.
*******************************************************************************

Gurlukovich:
Ocelot, you...! Have you sold us out?

*******************************************************************************
Ocelot chortles.
*******************************************************************************

Ocelot:
I was never in your employ, Gurlukovich...

Gurlukovich:
Are you still in league with Solidus...!?

Ocelot:
No hard feelings, Colonel. Mother Russia can rot, for all I care.

Gurlukovich:
Since when, Ocelot! When did you turn?

Ocelot:
I’m glad you noticed comrade. I abandoned “her” during the Cold War.

Gurlukovich:
Aargh...!

Ocelot:
Metal Gear only has room for one! Gurlukovich, you and your daughter will die
here.

Gurlukovich:
Damn you!!!

*******************************************************************************
Gurlukovich shoves the commandant forward. At the same time, Ocelot removes and
throws his coat into the air.
*******************************************************************************

Gurlukovich:
Die, you dog!

*******************************************************************************
Gurlukovich draws his weapon and aims at Ocelot. With lightning fast speed,
Ocelot draws his revolver and shoots at the Colonel. The bullet sails through
Ocelot's coat and meets it's target. Gurlukovich's bullet misses and strikes
the Commandant in the back. The Commandant falls to the floor, dead.
Gurlukovich falls to the his knees, screaming in pain.
*******************************************************************************

Ocelot:
Sergei! Looks like you were long overdue for retirement.

*******************************************************************************
Ocelot releases his revolver and let's it fall to the floor.
*******************************************************************************

Gurlukovich:
Traitorous dog...

*******************************************************************************
Gurlukovich falls to the floor. The other soldiers, seeing Ocelot's true
nature, aim their weapons at him. Before they can react, Ocelot draws a second
revolver and unloads all it's ammo into the six soldiers surronding him. He
twirls the revolver around and puts it back as the soldiers fall to the ground
dead. Ocelot then pulls out the detonator and holds it forward.
*******************************************************************************

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

*******************************************************************************
Ocelot detonates the SEMTEX. Several explosions go off, killing several
Marines. One blows a hole in the ship's haul and water pours in. Ocelot
quickly makes his way toward the cockpit of Metal Gear RAY. The Marines below
fire off rounds at Ocelot, but all strangely miss. The hold is quickly filling
with water. Snake wades toward the platform below RAY to confront Ocelot. He
aims at his old foe.
*******************************************************************************

Snake:
OCELOT!!

*******************************************************************************
Ocelot peers below to see Snake. Suddenly, his arm begins to twitch and
convulse. He let's out a unearthly scream.
*******************************************************************************

Ocelot:
Aaaarrghhhh!!

*******************************************************************************
Ocelot grabs his right arm in pain. It bulges and rips apart his sleave. In a
moment, he stops screaming and looks down at Snake. He then speaks, but not in
his normal voice. He speaks in a voice with a familiar British accent.
*******************************************************************************

Ocelot:
It’s been a while, brother.

Snake:
Who are you?

Ocelot:
You know who I am.

Snake:
Liquid?

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Memories of his brother rush back to Snake.
*******************************************************************************

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

Snake:
...

*******************************************************************************
Liquid walks a bit toward the cockpit of RAY.
*******************************************************************************

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

*******************************************************************************
The right arm of Liquid/Ocelot begins to go haywire again.
*******************************************************************************

Liquid:
Aaarrrr!

Liquid/Ocelot:
Out -- get out of my mind! Liquid...

*******************************************************************************
Ocelot bites his right arm. Liquid once again takes control.
*******************************************************************************

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

Snake:
Liquid’s arm?

*******************************************************************************
A explosion underwater knocks Snake off the platform. He screams and falls into
the water below.
*******************************************************************************

*******************************************************************************
Gurlukovich floats in the water of the flooding tanker, blood gushes from his
wound.
*******************************************************************************

Sergei Gurlukovich:
Olga...

*******************************************************************************
His last thoughts are of his daughter. Several bodies float in the water,
including the Marine Commandant. Meanwhile, Liquid leaps (extremely far) into
RAY's cockpit. He activates the "nuclear equipped, walking, deathmobile."
Below, Snake slowly reaches the platform and gasps for air.
*******************************************************************************

Liquid:
You don’t have what it takes after all.

*******************************************************************************
Metal Gear RAY smashes into the ceiling.
*******************************************************************************

Liquid:
You’re going down, Snake, with this tanker!

*******************************************************************************
Snake attempts to run, but RAY smashes into the platform. The force sends Snake
flying into a wall. He is knocked unconscious. Up above, several Marines are
trying to stop Metal Gear RAY from escaping. They fire several rounds and
grenades at the beast, but all in vain. Liquid turns to them, lifts Metal
Gear's leg and crushes them and the catwalk. Down below, Snake regains
consciousness and calls Otacon.
*******************************************************************************

Snake:
Otacon, we have a problem...

*******************************************************************************
Meanwhile, RAY sticks its head into the water and begins "drinking" some of it
into a opening. It removes it's head from the water. The head section of Metal
Gear then opens up and arms a cannon. It uses the water as a high pressured
laser and cuts a hole into the wall of the tanker. Water gushes into the hold
and Snake is taken away by it.
*******************************************************************************

Otacon:
Snake!! Snaaaake!!!

*******************************************************************************
Metal Gear swims toward the opening of the ship. It the bursts through the haul
and lands on top of the doomed tanker, spliting it in half. A few seconds later
Snake surfaces and gasps for air, only to be met by the formital Metal Gear.
Ocelot views Snake from inside the cockpit. He is speaking to someone over a
radio.
*******************************************************************************

Ocelot:
No problems...proceeding as planned, sir.

*******************************************************************************
RAY then backflips into the water, sending a tidal wave toward Snake. It washes
over our hero, and Snake disappears under the waves.
*******************************************************************************

*******************************************************************************
Metal Gear RAY glides through the depths. Ocelot continues to speak to the
radio.
*******************************************************************************

Ocelot:
...Yes, at the location we discussed. Yes. I have photographic evidence of
Snake on the scene. The Cypher was most useful...I look forward to tomorrow
morning’s news flash. I would say the Marine Corps’ plans are on indefinite
hold. Yes, of course, Mr. President...

*******************************************************************************
A view of the waves. Snake is nowhere to be seen.
*******************************************************************************

Otacon VO:
SNAKE!!!

*******************************************************************************
With Metal Gear RAY in Ocelot's hands, and the fate of Solid Snake unknown,
so ends the Tanker Chapter...
*******************************************************************************

END...

===============================================================================

IV. B i g   S h e l l   C h a p t e r

===============================================================================


======================
     A. Backstory
======================

The "Big Shell," a huge offshore cleanup facility constructed off New York's
coast that serves as a symbol of environmental preservation, has been occupied
by a radical group calling themselves the "Sons of Liberty." The President, who
was on a tour to inspect the facility at the time, has been taken hostage, and
the Sons of Liberty have demanded a large sum of money from the government in
return for his release.

If this demand is not met, they have threatened to detonate a series of bombs
placed around the Big Shell, releasing huge amountsof chemical toxins into the
sea and unleashing a massive enviromental disaster.

Faced with an unprecedented state of crisis, the government has called on the
newly reformed FOXHOUND to handle the situation. FOXHOUND's chosen agent,
Raiden, must single-handedly infiltrate the "Big Shell" and carry out a covert
operation...

==========================
     B. The Big Shell
==========================

Scientists had to make thousands of calculations to create the {atomic bomb)
and determine its effects... Computers and atomic bombs, both products of World
War II, grew up together."

Information Age: People, information, and Technology exhibition- Nation Museum
of American History, Smithonian Institute.


                       Verrazano Bridge, April 29th.


*******************************************************************************
A view of Verrazano Bridge. Two men are conversing over a Codec. One of them is
the familar voice of Colonel Roy Campbell. Two choppers are flying through the
early morning skies.
*******************************************************************************

Colonel:
Snake, do you remember the sinking of that tanker two years ago?

*******************************************************************************
Another voice responds. It is referred to as Snake but not the "Solid Snake"
that we know. This voice is younger sounding.
*******************************************************************************

Snake:
Of course.

Colonel:
Terrorists blow a hole in an oil tanker full of crude, barely 20 miles off the
shore of Manhattan, your classic nightmare. It didn’t take long for the
government to put an oil fence around the whole mess. And then that massive
offshore cleanup facility went up inside.

Snake:
The “Big Shell.” I hear the cleanup isn’t quite over yet.

Colonel:
It takes time. But in the meantime, the Shell’s become a landmark, a symbol of
environmental protection. Approximately six hours ago, the Big Shell was seized
by an armed group.

Snake:
Do we have an ID?

Colonel:
Former members of the Navy SEAL’s special anti-terrorist training squad, “Dead
Cell.” Russian private army members may also be involved. It’s a highly trained
group and they have the Big Shell under complete control.

*******************************************************************************
The SEAL choppers fly toward the Big Shell. From the shore NYPD are watching
the operation. There is chatter over the SEAL radios.
*******************************************************************************

SEAL Commander:
Calling teams Alpha and Bravo. Deploy at the Big Shell as scheduled.

*******************************************************************************
SEAL Team 10 disembark from the choppers and enter the Big Shell complex. A man
wearing a rubbery type sneaking suit and a SCUBA mask dives underwater toward
the fence around the Big Shell. There is more chatter over the radio.
*******************************************************************************

SEAL Commander:
Come in from downwind, then pull up fast! Get ready to fast rope down to Shell
One! Five minutes to ETA! Alpha, your top priority is to rescue and safeguard
the President! Team Bravo, watch out for Stillman’s back, and get those C4’s
disarmed!

*******************************************************************************
'Snake' swims toward the fence. He notices a newly cut hole in the fence. He
proceeds through it.
*******************************************************************************

Snake:
What are their demands?

Colonel:
Thirty billion dollars.

Snake:
Thirty billion dollars!? What makes them think they can get that much?

Colonel:
There was a government-sponsored tour going on at the Big Shell that day.

Snake:
Hostages, huh?

Colonel:
A VIP from one of the major conservation groups, and one from our own
government -- the Most Important Person in a sense.

Snake:
The most important person -- ?

Colonel:
James Johnson.

Snake:
The President!

Colonel:
Unless the demands are met, the terrorists intend to blow the Big Shell out of
the water.

Snake:
And the crude will ignite, turnng the Manhattan Harbor into an inferno.

Colonel:
That’s not the worst-case scenario. If the chlorides being used to
decontaminate the seawater go up with the oil, toxins containing catastrophic
levels of dioxins will be released. In other words, the bay’s ecosystem will be
wiped out, and the sea will turn into a toxic soup for centuries -- becoming
the worst environmental disaster in history. You have two missions objectives.
One: infiltrate the offshore decontamination facility “Big Shell” and safeguard
the President and other hostages; and two: disarm the terrorists by any means
necessary. You should know... that SEAL Team 10 is also conducting a rescue
operation.

Snake:
Is this a joint effort?

Colonel:
No. FOXHOUND remains a covert body. Don’t alert them to your presence -- that
is an order.

*******************************************************************************
He then heads toward the surface and climbs a latter to the platform above. He
then contacts the Colonel via Codec.
*******************************************************************************

Snake:
This is Snake. I am now inside Strut A of Shell 1.

Colonel:
How are things?

Snake:
We’re in luck. Looks like there are no sentries posted here.

Colonel:
What’s the visibility?

Snake:
The lights on the plant’s struts are functioning. I won’t have to use the IR
goggles.

Colonel:
Any problems?

Snake:
There was a brand-new hole cut through the oil fence. There’s someone else
besides me that wanted to get in badly.

Colonel:
That’s not possible.

Snake:
What about SEAL Team 10?

Colonel:
They landed on the roof of the Big Shell as planned. And by the way Snake,
we’re changing your code name for all following communication.

Snake:
What’s wrong with “Snake”?

Colonel:
Just a precaution. You are now designated “Raiden.” All right, Raiden. You’ve
already covered infiltration in VR Training.

Raiden:
I’ve completed three hundred missions in VR. I feel like some kind of legendary
mercenary...

Colonel:
Okay, we’ll skip that part. Make sure nobody sees you. If you need to, contact
me by Codec. The frequency is 140.85. When you want to use the Codec, push the
SELECT button. When we need to reach you...contact you, the Codec will beep.
When you hear that noise, press the SELECT button. The Codec’s receiver
directly stimulates the small bones of your ear. No one but you will be able to
hear it.

Raiden:
All right. I’ll contact you if anything changes.

Colonel:
First, make your way to the upper section of the Big Shell.

Raiden:
How do I get up to the next level?

Colonel:
There’s an elevator at the far end of that area. Use that.

Raiden:
Sounds good.

*******************************************************************************
Views of Raiden's Sneaking suit are shown
*******************************************************************************

Colonel:
Your new Sneaking suit uses electrofiber technology, a by-product of
fiber-optics research. The texture isn’t far removed from rubber but the
material protects against a wide range of toxic substances. The suit itself has
a wide array of built-in sensors. It is referred to as “Smart Skin” in military
R&D. Data about damage to different regions of the body, including blood loss,
is exchanged between the suit and the intravenous nanomachines to create a
bio-feedback system.

Raiden:
There’s a lot of pressure on my torso.

Colonel:
Relax. The suit applies varying pressure to major internal organs to maximize
performance and safeguard their functions. They call this the “Skull Suit” in
FOXHOUND.

Raiden:
Skull suit -- seems appropriate somehow.

Colonel:
The hatch with a circular handle will open into the elevator area. Locate the
hatch first.

Raiden:
Copy that. Moving onto main mission objectives.

*******************************************************************************
Raiden signs off the Codec.
*******************************************************************************

===================================
     C. Boo! You're not Snake!
===================================

*******************************************************************************
Raiden searchs about the dock and finds some equipment, as well as an electric
Shaver. He then proceeds north to a door. He hears a noice from the other size
(neck snapping sound.) He opens the door and spots a enemy sentry. He contacts
the Colonel.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
Colonel, I’ve sighted an enemy sentry. AN-94 and a Makarov...those
grenades...all his equipment are Russian-made.

Colonel:
Must be a Gurlukovich man.

Raiden:
Gurlukovich?

Colonel:
A Russian private army that was in line to work with the Shadow Moses takeover
group, four years ago.

Raiden:
What’s their stake in this one?

Colonel:
They must have made a deal -- an arrangement with the terrorists. They’ve
become a band of mercenaries, an army without a country.

*******************************************************************************
Raiden signs off. He then proceeds down the hallway into a large room with
loading materials. When he enters he finds all the sentries unconsious. He also
spots a man in a familar uniform going up the elevator... He calls up the
Colonel.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
Colonel, there’s definetly another intruder in here besides me.

Colonel:
That’s not a possibility.

Raiden:
Not a team -- looks like a solo job.

Colonel:
One man...?

Raiden:
We may not know who he is, but he managed to take care of every sentry in the
area; they’re all out cold. Whoever he is, he’s got some skills.

Colonel:
We need to get an ID... But for now, you can take advantage of the situation
and get to work. There’s a terminal in front of the elevator, a node.

Raiden:
Did you say “nerd”?

Colonel:
Not “nerd” -- “node.”

Raiden:
Ohh.

Colonel:
Use the node to gain access to the Big Shell’s facilities network.

Raiden:
Then what?

Colonel:
Pull up the map of the structure; that’ll let you activate the Soliton Radar.

Raiden:
The Soliton Radar? True, that radar came in useful during VR training.

Colonel:
A radar system. Uses biological magnetic fields as input. These estimated enemy
positions are projected onto a map according to reference points collected via
GPS signals and field personnel reports. We need to get to the map through the
Big Shell’s node to put this data processing to practical use. The node unit is
about three feet high and should be colored blue. Each area has at least one.

Raiden:
How do I gain access?

Colonel:
Just push the Action button in front of the node. The nanomachines in your body
will take care of the security clearance, and allow you access to the node.
Complete the procedure before those sentries gain consciousness. If they spot
you, you won’t be able to gain access for a while. Stay on guard.

Raiden:
Got it.

*******************************************************************************
Raiden ends transmission. He then proceeds to the "nerd...err...node." He
places his hand on the console. Suddenly, a surge of electricity runs through
his body. It stops just as suddenly. Raiden pants and finishes the login
sequence. The Colonel then contacts him via Codec.
*******************************************************************************

Colonel:
Good work, Raiden.

Raiden:
The radar should be functioning now?

Colonel:
Remember your VR training sessions. The tool is exactly the same one -- it maps
the terrain as well as the position of enemy personnel. The bright dot in the
middle is you, Raiden. The red dots are your enemies and the blue cone shape
represents their field of vision. Your radar isn’t affected by the weather, but
if you’re discovered by an enemy you won’t be able to use it. It gets jammed
easily I’m afraid. It’s all made from currently existing technology. You won’t
be able to use it in an area with strong harmonic resonance. So be careful. The
Big Shell’s layout map should now be available after touching the START button.

Raiden:
How do I save the mission data?

Colonel:
I’ve set aside a proprietary frequency for saves. And an analyst to work on the
data too.

*******************************************************************************
A woman with long brown hair and green eyes appears on the Codec.
*******************************************************************************

Woman:
Jack, is everything all right?

Raiden:
What are you doing here!?

Woman:
Jack, can you hear me?

Raiden:
Rose! You’re not supposed to be involved! What’s going on!?

Rose:
Jack, I’m a part of this mission.

Raiden:
Colonel, what the hell is going on?

Colonel:
Raiden, meet the mission analyst. She’ll be overseeing the data saving and
support.

Raiden:
Why her?

Colonel:
The FOXHOUND analyst that was supposed to take part in this mission was in an
accident. Rosemary was brought in as a replacement.

Raiden:
An accident...?

Colonel:
And according to the files, she knows you better than anybody else.

Raiden:
Rose may be in the service, but an intelligence analyst is no field officer.

Colonel:
Not to worry. She has our technical staff at her disposal.

Raiden:
She’s never been a part of a field mission. This is insane.

Colonel:
I have my own reasons for selecting her for this mission, soldier.

Raiden:
Colonel, I fail to see --

Colonel:
I know your VR training performance in and out. But sometimes that’s not
enough. You’re familar with the Shadow Moses incident?

Raiden:
You know I covered it in VR.

Colonel:
If there’s a crucial tactical detail that case taught us, it was the power of
the operative’s will to survive.

Raiden:
I was trained to fight. My personal feelings have no place in a mission.

Colonel:
We’ve learned that it doesn’t work that way. And on the field, you need all the
help you can get.

Rose:
Jack? You’re stuck with me whether you like it or not.

Raiden:
Rose...

Rose:
You need someone to watch your back. But I have conditions that need to be met,
Colonel.

Colonel:
What is it?

Rose:
I’ll perform my duties and save that mission data. But I’m aware that
technically, I’m not part of the mission control team. After all, I’m just a
normal girl who’s worried about Jack. But that means, Colonel, that I am not
required to follow your orders outside of my immediate duties. Jack is not
simply a field personnel for me to track. His safety comes first to me, not the
mission. And because of that, I will be monitoring and keeping a record of
every communication you have with him, Colonel.

Colonel:
...Given the circumstances, you’re free to do what you see fit.

Rose:
Hey, I prefer this to being kept in the dark, waiting.

Colonel:
I’d like to make a request, if I may.

Rose:
Of course.

Colonel:
His handle is Raiden. For the duration of the mission, could you call him that?

Rose:
Yes sir. All right -- Raiden. Let me know when you’re ready to turn in a save.
The proprietary save frequency is 140.96.

[The frequency switches to Rose's]

Rose:
I just switched frequencies. Jack?

Raiden:
What?

Rose:
Do you know what day it is tomorrow?

Raiden:
April 30th -- is there something special about it?

Rose:
Isn’t there?

Raiden:
I can’t remember. I’m sorry.

Rose:
Oh well, I’ll keep trying ‘til I hear the answer. I’m going to let you go now,
Jack. Take care.

*******************************************************************************
Rose signs off. Just as she does the sentries regain consciousness. The
Colonel contacts Raiden.
*******************************************************************************

Colonel:
Raiden, the enemy sentry is regaining consciousness.

Rose:
Be careful, Jack!

Colonel:
Find somewhere to hide until the elevator arrives. You must stay out of sight!

*******************************************************************************
The colonel signs off. Raiden quickly makes his way to the elevator and rides
it up to the top of the Big Shell. He removes his SCUBA mask, revealing a man
with long white hair and a very pale complexion. He talks to the Colonel over
the Codec.
*******************************************************************************

Colonel:
The terrorists call themselves “Sons of Liberty.”

Raiden:
Sons of Liberty?

Colonel:
The name of their leader is Solid Snake.

Raiden:
The hero of Shadow Moses!? So that’s why you changed my code name.

*******************************************************************************
The elevator reaches the top of the structure. Sunlight floods the area.
*******************************************************************************

Colonel:
Right. But it can’t be THE Solid Snake. He died two years ago, on that tanker,
after he blew it sky-high.

Raiden:
Could he have survived?

Colonel:
Not a chance...

*******************************************************************************
Raiden runs over and takes cover behind a stack of metal crates. He contacts
the Colonel.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
Colonel, I’m on the roof. There are no sentries, but it would only take one to
spot me in this light.

Colonel:
You never had daylight VR training, after all. Stay extra sharp until you can
find a node to log in from.

Raiden:
What about the commandos?

Colonel:
SEAL Team 10 has landed on Struts B and C.

Raiden:
And the President?

Colonel:
Seems he was spotted on Strut B.

Raiden:
Strut B?

Colonel:
The Big Shell is comprised of Shells One and Two. Each unit consists of a
central core and six struts surrounding it.

Raiden:
So the whole thing is shaped like two hexagons connected end-on-end.

Colonel:
Exactly. And you’re on the roof of Strut A, Shell One at the moment. First, get
to a node. Log into the network.

Raiden:
Got it.

*******************************************************************************
The Codec call ends. He looks for a way into Strut A and notices a hole in the
fence near a doorwy. He crawls under it. Raiden is then called up by the
Colonel.
*******************************************************************************

Colonel:
Raiden, SEAL Team 10 is in.

Raiden:
Do we really have no line of communication with the SEALs?

Colonel:
They don’t know a thing about us. You know we work in the dark, and this
mission is no exception. Only a few people know about your presence here.

Raiden:
...

Colonel:
There’s no need for concern. This operation is under Pentagon's direct command,
and the NSDD (National Security Decision Directives) came from the Vice
President and the Secretary of Defense. Your mission may be top-secret, but
it’s gone through the usual channels.

*******************************************************************************
Colonel signs off. Raiden makes his way past guards to the F-A connecting
bridge. While there he spots a Army CYPHER unit hovering around the area. He
then gets a call from the Colonel.
*******************************************************************************

Colonel:
Wait a second, I just intercepted new intelligence on the operation being
executed by SEAL Team 10.

Raiden:
Intercepted?

Colonel:
As I said before, they need to be kept in the dark about our presence.

Raiden:
So we just listen in...

Colonel:
I’m patching it through.

SEAL:
This is Alpha Zero. We have the President.

Commander:
Is he safe?

SEAL:
He is safe.

Commander:
What about the package?

SEAL:
Tell the guys upstairs that we’ve secured the package. Easy money.

Commander:
Good work. Your retrieval is on the way. Come on home...

SEAL:
Roger that... H-holy!

*******************************************************************************
Gunshots are heard. Apparently a battle has broken out.
*******************************************************************************

Commander:
Alpha Zero! Report!!!

SEAL:
Dammit! Cover the President!!

Commander:
Come in, Alpha Zero!

SEAL:
This is Alpha Zero. We are under attack! This is crazy! Is that...!?

Commander:
Alpha Zero, respond!

*******************************************************************************
The line is cut.
*******************************************************************************

SEAL:
...

Commander:
All Alpha, respond!

Colonel:
Raiden, the President’s life in danger! Head to Strut B now!

*******************************************************************************
If Raiden goes into Alert mode and manages to evade the guards he gets a Codec
call.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
Jack! Are you okay!?

Colonel:
Rosemary!

Rose:
Jack, tell me you're okay.

Raiden:
I'm all right. It was a close one, though.

Rose:
Oh good... I didn't think it would be this tough.

Raiden:
Hey...

Rose:
It's the helplessness of it, you know. Just watching... with no power to help
you. It's like having a ringside seat at a boxing match. But much worse...
Because it's someone I love and the stakes are --

Colonel:
Rosemary -- maybe this was a miscalculation on my part. Selecting her wasn't
the wisest choice.

Rose:
No, no, I apologize for the outburst. I'm all right. I will see this through
with you.

Raiden:
Rose? We fight together, ok? You have nowhere to run, neither do I.

Colonel:
Rosemary, you're not obligated to continue, you know that.

Rose:
I'm all right, sir.

Colonel:
Raiden, how about you?

Raiden:
I'm good.

Colonel:
Then the mission goes on. But Rosemary, there's one thing you need to
understand. His name is Raiden. Got it?

Rose:
Yes sir. I understand.

*******************************************************************************
They end the conversation.
*******************************************************************************

====================================================
     D. Of bisexual vampires and poor disguises
====================================================

*******************************************************************************
Raiden makes a detour and picks up a M9. He then rushes to Struct B. As soon as
he enters the area, he sees a large pool of blood on the floor and smeared on
the walls. He takes out his weapon and slowly walks forward. He stands at the
front of the door.

Inside it is a fairly large transformer room. Down in front of him there are
three SEALs slowly searching the lower section of the area. All of the sudden,
three knives are thrown at the SEALs, one hitting a soldier right in the face.
*******************************************************************************

SEAL A: Uaaagh!

*******************************************************************************
The SEAL falls to the ground, dead. The other remaining SEALs start shooting
frantically at the unknown assassin. The unknown enemy quickly leaps from
rafter to rafter.
*******************************************************************************

SEAL B:
Damn it! I can’t hit him!

*******************************************************************************
The assassin leaps down from above and slashes one of the other SEALs. He then
leaps back into the rafters.
*******************************************************************************

SEAL B:
Aaargh!!!

*******************************************************************************
The last SEAL starts shooting insanely at the ceiling.
*******************************************************************************

SEAL C:
Aa Aa Aaargh!!!

*******************************************************************************
The commanders voice comes from the radio.
*******************************************************************************

Commander:
Alpha Zero, come in Alpha Zero.

*******************************************************************************
The Navy SEAL continues firing. Raiden hears the noise and cautiously enters
the area. Behind the soldier, a man with long black hair, and a black goatee,
wearing a brown trenchcoat, and black pants is peering down at him. He then
leaps in front of the SEAL.
*******************************************************************************

SEAL C:
Aah! Oh no, no!

*******************************************************************************
The unknown man slowly takes him knife from it's sheath The Navy SEAL fires at
the mysterious figure. The unknown enemy spins in place and skillfully deflects
the bullets with his knife. He then circles around the doomed SEAL and slits
his wrist. The SEAL screams in pain. The man then grabs the man and slowly
slits his throat. The soldier gargles and falls to his knees. Blood gushes from
the wound. The assassin seems to be in escatsy as a fountain of blood pours
from the wound. The body falls to the floor. Over the radio the commander is
yelling to his men.
*******************************************************************************

Commander:
All Alpha, come in! What’s going on? Alpha, respond!

*******************************************************************************
Raiden slowly enters the room and silently walks to the railing. Down below he
sees the man holding a fallen SEAL up against the wall, sucking blood out of
his neck!
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
!!

*******************************************************************************
The man then notices Raiden. He drops his victim then hisses at Raiden. Raiden
aims his M9 at the man.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
What are you?

*******************************************************************************
The man takes his knife out and holds it to his chest.
*******************************************************************************

Vampiric Man:
Five today...

*******************************************************************************
He takes the blade and cuts himself across his chest. He has four other scars.
*******************************************************************************

Vampiric Man:
Or rather, six?

*******************************************************************************
The man then leaps into the air over Raiden. He reaches out to grab Raiden.
Suddenly a fourth SEAL storms the room.
*******************************************************************************

SEAL D:
Get down!!

*******************************************************************************
The SEAL fires at the Vampire who quickly dodges. Raiden slowly gets to his
feet.
*******************************************************************************

SEAL D:
Where is he!

*******************************************************************************
The Vampiric Man then leaps from the ceiling and slashes the SEAL's left arm.
*******************************************************************************

SEAL D:
Agh!

*******************************************************************************
The SEAL's rifle goes sliding toward Raiden. He quickly snatches it up and
takes aim at the mysterious man. The man then grabs the SEALs head and thrusts
him against a wall. He goes to drink his blood but stops short.
*******************************************************************************

Vampiric Man:
Hmmm? Strange smell... You smell like -- !

*******************************************************************************
Forgetting his line, he drops the SEAL to the floor and looks a bit stunned.
*******************************************************************************

Vampiric Man:
Are you...it has to be!

SEAL D:
Shoot him! What are you waiting for!

*******************************************************************************
Raiden unloads a clip at the man, but he deflects all the rounds.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
!


*******************************************************************************
A female voice comes over the man's radio.
*******************************************************************************

Woman on Radio:
Vamp.

Vamp:
Yeah, Queen.

*******************************************************************************
The SEAL slides a clip to Raiden.
*******************************************************************************

Woman on Radio:
Are you all done cleaning up?

Vamp:
Yes. But wait till I tell you what I found...

Woman on Radio:
Something interesting?

*******************************************************************************
Raiden grabs the clip.
*******************************************************************************

Vamp:
I’ll tell you in person. Where are you?

Woman on Radio:
In the central unit, with the President.

*******************************************************************************
Raiden loads the clip.
*******************************************************************************

Vamp:
Be right there.

*******************************************************************************
Raiden aims his rifle, but the man is already gone. He hears him leaping across
the rafters, but he is too quick to shoot. Raiden then aims his gun at the
unknown SEAL.
*******************************************************************************

SEAL D:
I'm not a enemy. Calm down.

*******************************************************************************
Raiden steps forward.
*******************************************************************************

SEAL D:
My name is S... My name is Pliskin. Iroquios Pliskin, Lieutenant Junior Grade.

Raiden:
Are you a Navy SEAL? How did you get in?

Pliskin:
Fast rope decent from a Navy chopper.

*******************************************************************************
A sea lice crawls out from under Pliskin.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
Have I seen you before?

Pliskin:
That suit, are you FOX-HOUND?

Raiden:
That's right.

Pliskin:
FOX-HOUND was disbanded.

Raiden:
...?

Pliskin:
Where were you before FOX-HOUND? Delta Force?

*******************************************************************************
Stock film of live VR training, as well as some scenes from MGS: VR Missions
are shown.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
I was a part of the Army's  Force XXI trials...

Pliskin:
Force XXI? That's about tactical IT deployment, right? Any field experience?

Raiden:
No -- not really.

Pliskin:
So this is your first.

Raiden:
I've had extensive training -- the kind that's indistinguishable  from the real
thing.

Pliskin:
Like what?

Raiden:
Sneaking mission 60, Weapons 80,

Pliskin:
VR, huh.

Raiden:
But realistic in every way.

Pliskin:
A virtual grunt of the digital age.  That's just great.

Raiden:
That's far more effective  than live exercises.

Pliskin:
You don't get injured in VR, do you? Every year, a few soldiers  die in field
exercises.

Raiden:
There's pain sensation in VR, and  even a sense of reality and urgency. The
only difference is that it isn't actually happening.

Pliskin:
That's the way they want you to think, to remove you from the fear that goes
with battle situations. War as a video game -- what better way to raise the
ultimate soldier?

*******************************************************************************
Raiden hands Pliskin back his rifle.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
So your saying VR training is some kind of mind control?

*******************************************************************************
The Colonel calls Raiden over the Codec. Pliskin listens to him.
*******************************************************************************

Colonel:
Raiden what's going on? The Alpha team from Navy SEAL team 10 is dead. No, a
single survivor.

Pliskin:
The kid's wired with nanomachines.

*******************************************************************************
Codec screen.
*******************************************************************************

Colonel:
What about the President?

Raiden:
Looks like they took him somewhere else...

Colonel:
I see... You said there was a survivor from SEAL Team 10?

Raiden:
Yeah. Lieutenant J.G. Pliskin.

Colonel:
Has he seen your face?

Raiden:
What?

Colonel:
This is a top-secret mission. No one can know that we're involved.

Raiden:
It's a little too late for that.

*******************************************************************************
Snake walks down to the lower area and motions Raiden to follow.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
What's up?

Pliskin:
Take a look.

*******************************************************************************
Raiden walks down the stairs to see a Navy Captain dead. There is a broken
handcuff on his arm.
*******************************************************************************

Pliskin:
A Navy Captain.

Raiden:
What the hell!?

*******************************************************************************
Pliskin then gets lightheaded and falls to the stairs.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
You all right?

Pliskin:
Give me a few minutes.

*******************************************************************************
Pliskin takes out a cigarette.
*******************************************************************************

Pliskin:
Must have lost a few more pints then I thought.

Raiden:
What was that man just now? That blood sucking freak? That was Vamp.

*******************************************************************************
Several pictures of Vamp and Dead Cell are shown.
*******************************************************************************

Pliskin:
He's Romanian, a wizard with knives as you saw.

Raiden:
The way he moved --  didn't seem human.

Pliskin:
You won't see that in VR, I guarantee.

Raiden:
What is he?

Pliskin:
One of the members of Dead Cell.

Raiden:
Dead Cell... Him?

Pliskin:
A special forces unit created by  Ex-President George Sears. The name was
originally intended to reflect its anti-terrorist functions. The unit would
launch unannounced  assaults on government complexes, for the ultimate
terrorism simulation. They were needed to show VR troopers like you how to deal
with the real thing. But around the time their original leader died in prison,
the unit began to unravel. They were always close to the edge, but they became
more and more extreme. Began to go after U.S. allies, even civilians. We
estimate that no fewer than a hundred people died on accidents the Dead Cell
arranged on their own. They were out of control -- and it all  came to a head
six months ago.

Raiden:
What happened?

Pliskin:
The unit was devastated. There are only three left now --  and you just saw one
of them.

Raiden:
Why would they go after the Big Shell?

Pliskin:
How should I know? I told you they were on the lunatic fringe.

Raiden:
What about the leader? He says he's Solid Snake?

Pliskin:
Snake died two years ago.

*******************************************************************************
Flashbacks of the Tanker incident are shown.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
You mean the incident that made this Big Shell necessary in the first place.

Pliskin:
Right. And he was the one  that sank that tanker.

Raiden:
But he's a Legend --

Pliskin:
Legends are usually bad news. There's not a lot of difference between heroes
and madmen...

Raiden:
You're saying Snake is still alive and pulled another one?

Pliskin:
No, he's not involved in this one. His body was positively ID'd  two years ago.
Snake is dead... And buried.

*******************************************************************************
Guards patrolling the outside area are shown.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
What about the other soldiers? I saw Russian equipment too.

Pliskin:
Former Soviet military.  They're probably mercenaries. The Big Shell is too
much ground for  just Dead Cell members to hold down. You weren't briefed on
any of this? ...And you came in alone to boot? What are you really doing here?

*******************************************************************************
Raiden stands silent.
*******************************************************************************

Pliskin:
Not gonna tell me, huh? Fine with me.

*******************************************************************************
Pliskin hands Raiden a pack of cigs.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
I don't smoke.

Pliskin:
Keep it anyway, may come in handy.

*******************************************************************************
Raiden takes the cigarettes. Pliskin then takes out a SOCOM pistol.
*******************************************************************************

Pliskin:
Take this too.

*******************************************************************************
Raiden takes the pistol.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
Here, take this.

*******************************************************************************
Raiden takes out the Shaver and hands it to Pliskin. Pliskin looks a bit
surprised. In a few seconds, the radio on Pliskin's back starts transmitting.
*******************************************************************************

Navy SEAL:
Come in Alpha Zero. This is Bravo Zero, currently at the bridge between Struts
B and C. The President is...

*******************************************************************************
Gunshots can be heard.
*******************************************************************************

Navy SEAL:
Damn, I can't hit this thing! It's like some bad dream. Alpha! Anyone. Come in
all Alpha! This is Bravo Zero.

Raiden:
Aren't you going to answer him?

*******************************************************************************
Pliskin slowly reaches for his radio. Over the radio a charging up and a
explosion are heard, followed by screaming. The radio goes dead.
*******************************************************************************

Pliskin:
The B-C connecting bridge.

Raiden:
We need to get there. Can you handle it?

Pliskin:
I need a few more minutes. Remember my frequency, it's 141.80.

Raiden:
141.80, got it.

Pliskin:
I've been briefed on this plant's layout. If you need information about the
place or on Dead Cell contact me. Your using nanocommunication, right?

Raiden:
Yeah, but I can patch into your frequency.

*******************************************************************************
Raiden begins to walk up the stairs.
*******************************************************************************

Pliskin:
Hey, what's your name?

Raiden:
Raiden.

Pliskin:
Raiden? Strange codename.

Raiden:
Makes up for the boring one my parents gave me.

*******************************************************************************
Raiden walks away.
*******************************************************************************

Pliskin:
Maybe I'll find out some day.

*******************************************************************************
Raiden leaves the area and rushes toward the B-C connecting bridge.
*******************************************************************************

Rose:
Jack, it's me...

Raiden:
Everything okay, Rose?

Rose:
Don't you need to save the mission data?

Raiden:
Oh yeah -- thanks for the reminder.

Rose:
Jack, do you remember what day tomorrow is?

Raiden:
That again... I'm sorry, but I still don't have a clue.

Rose:
That's okay.

Raiden:
What is it, Rose? Talk to me.

Rose:
I'd rather you figure it out. It's important.

Raiden:
How important?

Rose:
Important enough. And we'll talk about it, tomorrow.

Raiden:
Why not now?

Rose:
Tomorrow seems more -- appropriate. I need all the help I can get so that I
won't chicken out anyway.

Raiden:
Is that the reason you decided to be part of this mission? OK... I'm going to
finish this thing by tomorrow, no matter what.

Rose:
You know I'll do everything I can to help you.

Raiden:
Rose, there's something I need you to do as an analyst. It has to do with Solid
Snake. The leader of this takeover incident is claiming that he's Snake
himself.

Rose:
The legendary mercenary? Hm.

Raiden:
I need as much data on him as possible. Everything they have on him after the
Shadow Moses incident.

Rose:
He's dead now, isn't he?

Raiden:
Yes. Should be a burial record somewhere too. You should be able to request
top-level security clearance from the Colonel. That should get us into the most
classified material.

Rose:
I'm on it. I'll contact you as soon as I find out something.

*******************************************************************************
They end the conversation.
*******************************************************************************

*******************************************************************************
When he arrives at the B-C connecting bridge he spots Bravo Team shooting at a
woman on the other side of the bridge. The woman has long blonde hair and a
very dark complexion. She is wearing a brown trenchcoat and a green swimsuit
looking outfit underneight. She is holding a huge rail cannon with one hand. At
her feet is a man with gray hair and a white shirt with black pants. There is a
black case next to him. As the SEALs shoot at her, all the bullets strangely
fly off course.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
What the hell is that?

*******************************************************************************
The SEALs continue to fire.
*******************************************************************************

Mystery Woman:
Come, put me out of my misery.

*******************************************************************************
The SEALs keep firing.
*******************************************************************************

Navy SEAL #1:
This is impossible. Nothing will hit her.

Navy SEAL #2:
Is she the one they call Fortune?

*******************************************************************************
From behind the woman, Vamp walks in from the shadows. He walks to the man on
the floor, picks him up by his belt, and puts him over his shoulder. He then
picks up the breifcase beside him. He begins to walk back toward the building,
but stops at Fortune's side.
*******************************************************************************

Vamp:
Queen.

*******************************************************************************
He walks back into the building.
*******************************************************************************

Navy SEAL:
Don't let them take the President!

*******************************************************************************
The SEALs advance down the walkway. They have their rifles trained on Fortune.
*******************************************************************************

Navy SEAL:
Ready grenades.

*******************************************************************************
A SEAL fires a grenade. It rolls to Fortune's side but fizzles out.
*******************************************************************************

Navy SEAL :
A dud.

*******************************************************************************
The SEALs begin to advance.
*******************************************************************************

Fortune:
Today is another bad day.

*******************************************************************************
Fortune activates her rail cannon. She aims it at the SEALs.
*******************************************************************************

Fortune:
Is there anyone here that can give me happiness?

*******************************************************************************
She fires the cannon at the SEALs. Explosions rock the area. The SEALs are sent
flying to their deaths. The platform between the bridge and Shell 1 core is
destroyed in the middle. On the edge of the destroyed platform, a single SEAL
remains hanging on. Fortune looks at him emotionlessly as the platform breaks
and he falls to meet his comrades.

A few seconds after that, a single seagull fall from the sky near Fortune's
feet. It has been burned by the cannon.
*******************************************************************************

Fortune:
I'm so sorry my beauties. I'll see you again some day.

*******************************************************************************
Seagulls begin raining out of the sky. Fortune slowly walks into the nearby
Shell 1 core. Raiden calls the Colonel over Codec.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
Colonel, SEAL Team 10's Bravo team was wiped out.

Colonel:
I see.

Raiden:
What happened to the cargo choppers?

Colonel:
Both of them are at the bottom of the harbor. Looks like your new hosts have a
Harrier 2.

Raiden:
A Harrier? What is this?

Colonel:
Calm down. It just means they anticipated the attack. Besides, since the SEALs
drew their fire, your infiltration went off without a hitch. On top of that, we
know their defensive capabilities.

Raiden:
Are you saying that this was all a feint?

Colonel:
Raiden, get a hold of yourself. The entire mission is in your hands now, do you
understand?

Raiden:
But...

Colonel:
There's no time for questions. They could decide to retaliate for that failed
assault.

Raiden:
You mean the hostages?

Colonel:
They could be in danger, yes. But we need to consider the possibility that
they'll blow the whole Shell. If that toxic spill does take place, it'll
devastate not only the harbor, but poison the coastline for generations.
Raiden, we've had to adjust the mission objectives. The priority is now on
removing those C4's that the terrorists wired over the Big Shell. The President
can wait, but this can't.

Raiden:
Colonel, you know I'm no bomb disposal expert.

Colonel:
That's not a problem -- the Bravo team brought an explosives pro in with them.
He was supposed to standby on Strut C according to their mission. You should
find him there.

Raiden:
Is this according to simulation too...?

Colonel:
What are you talking about? Get to Strut C and find him!

Raiden:
Understood... But I need to ask you something before I go.

Colonel:
Make it quick.

Raiden:
Who are they -- Dead Cell, I mean? They couldn't hit her, no matter how hard
they tried... And that vampire too. It's -- it's like... It's like being in a
nightmare you can't wake up from.

Rose:
Jack, snap out of it!

Raiden:
And you Rose -- I can't believe you're on this mission. I keep thinking I'll
wake up...

Rose:
Raiden, this is real. And that's why you won't wake up.

Raiden:
But nothing seems real.

Rose:
I've made up my mind to stay with you. Whether this is real or a bad dream,
I'll keep watching you, till it's over.

Raiden:
Thank you, Rose. And I won't let you be just a dream...

Colonel:
Are you two done? Raiden, you're needed on Strut C.

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Raiden signs off. He continues to Strut C. Upon arriving there he finds a man
sitting on a stool in the kitchen. It is a middle aged black man, he is bald,
has a mustache, and is wearing a blue NYPD jacket. Raiden points his gun at the
man.
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Raiden:
Freeze!

Man:
Don't shoot.

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The man puts his hands in the air, he also reaches for a wrench up above.
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Raiden:
You a cop?

Man:
I'm not NYPD. I came in with the Bravo Team. Who are you with and what happened
to SEAL Team 10?

Raiden:
There all dead.

Man:
All of them!? That's bad.

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The man starts to get up. Raiden moves forward.
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Raiden:
Did I tell you you could move?

Pliskin:
It's all right, he's not one of the bad guys.

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Pliskin enters from the left. Raiden spins around and points his gun at him.
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Pliskin:
Don't go pointing that thing everywhere, kid.

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The man gets up and walks forward. He has a bad limp and is using a cane to
walk.
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Pliskin:
What's your name?

Man:
My name is Peter, Peter Stillman.

Pliskin:
A lecturer at NSEOD, Indian Head. Also consultant to the NYPD Bomb Squad.

Stillman:
A poor old man who got dragged along for this picnick.

Pliskin:
I thought you retired.

Stillman:
I did. Can't keep up with everybody, as you can see. And a famous church got
wiped off the map, thanks to me, with too many lives inside. All I lost was
this leg.

Raiden:
So your the bomb disposal guy.

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A picture of Stillman in a magazine article is shown.
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Pliskin:
Kid, this is THE bomb disposal guy. Open any explosives disposal textbook and
you'll see his name.

Stillman:
Heh, just ancient history now.

Raiden:
Why did they bring you out of retirement then?

Stillman:
Because the terrorist group here includes one of my students.

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Pictures of Fatman are shown.
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Stillman:
The Emperor of Explosives -- Fatman. He built an atomic bomb when he was only
ten. I created him in a sense.

Pliskin:
And that's why you're here...

Stillman:
I'm pretty rusty. I was supposed to supervise the bomb disposal -- looks like
it was taken care of before I had my turn.

Pliskin:
I wouldn't say that. There are at least two people here that can claim to be
experts at bomb disposal.

Stillman:
Are you two with SEAL Team 10? I didn't see you at the mission briefing.

Pliskin:
Oh were...with another squad. My name is Pliskin, Lieutenant Junior Grade.

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Pliskin goes to shake Stillman's hand but is given the cold shoulder.
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Stillman:
Mr. Pliskin, do you have any experience with explosives disposal?

Pliskin:
Don't worry about me. And he looks young but he can do it. But we need more
manpower.

Raiden:
I umm...

Stillman:
What's your name?

Raiden:
Raiden.

Stillman:
That's a odd name.

Raiden:
Any other survivors?

Stillman:
There was also a engineer with us.

Raiden:
A engineer?

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Pictures of Navy SEALs with the "skinny guy" are shown.
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Stillman:
A skinny guy. He went in with us...

Raiden:
Where is he?

Stillman:
I haven't seen him since that skirmish.

Raiden:
Was he killed?

Stillman:
I don't think so. I didn't find his body.

Raiden:
I see...

Stillman:
They told me he was the security systems architect for the Big Shell.

Raiden:
Why would they take a civilian along?

Stillman:
Everything in this structure is computer-controlled. He was supposed to get us
past all the security measures.

Raiden:
I never heard anything about that.

Stillman:
He had official orders with him.

Pliskin:
We'll leave that for later. Right now, we need to figure out how to deal with
all the bombs.

Raiden:
But there's no one left from the SEAL's EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal)
squad.

Pliskin:
Yep. So we have to do it ourselves.

Raiden:
But I've never defused a bomb before...

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Raiden gets a call.
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Raiden:
Hold on a sec.

Pliskin:
Off to confer with the CO again?

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Raiden talks on the Codec.
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Colonel:
Glad to hear Stillman is safe. Assist him in any way possible to clear the C4
from the structure.

Raiden:
Colonel, you know I've never been trained in bomb disposal.

Colonel:
It's all right. The man you're working with is the best in the field. All you
have to do is follow his directions. You will of course keep your identity and
mission objectives to yourself.

Raiden:
Is it true that an engineer came in with Stillman?

Colonel:
I wasn't informed of that. It's probably something the SEALs decided on their
own. There are more important issues at hand, Raiden. The enemy may retaliate
for the failed assault. Get those C4's neutralized now.

Raiden:
Colonel, I'm not qualified for bomb disposal.

Rose:
Jack, it's me. You can do this. Trust me.

Colonel:
You haven't had bomb disposal training per se in VR, but you're more than
capable of handling C4.

Raiden:
...This is a little different from using C4.

Colonel:
You're up for this. You know that.

Pliskin:
How about it, kid? Are the results in yet?

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Transmission ends.
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Stillman:
There's no need to worry so much. You won't actually be dismantling the bombs.
That's not for a amateurs. What we'll try here instead is a temporary freezing
method. Here, look at this.

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Stillman pushes forward a pack of C4.
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Stillman:
This is a C4 bomb.

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He activates it.
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Stillman:
It's live, you can see it pulsing.

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Stillman takes a spraycan resembling a fire extinguisher.
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Stillman:
Now you spray this on the sucker and...

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He starts spraying it.
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Stillman:
...there we go. Simple, huh? The spray freezes the detonator instantly.

Raiden:
How long does the effects last?

Stillman:
There's no way the thing can detonate in this condition. Even if you leave it
alone it will stay out of commission for at least 24 hours.

Pliskin:
That's enough time.

Stillman:
If we had the manpower, I'd recommend complete disposal. But this will have to
do. The spray can be used from several yards away. Now check the floor,
ceiling, walls, and on the tables, everywhere. Try to imagine the location of
the bombs could be.

Pliskin:
That won't be easy, we don't know a thing about Fatman.

Stillman:
That won't be a problem.

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Stillman picks up a device.
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Stillman:
This sensor detects the scent of the signature on Fatman's bombs.

Pliskin:
So in other words it sniffs out the bombs.

Raiden:
What if Fatman uses a different type of scentless bomb?

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Pictures of Fatman are shown.
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Stillman:
I know Fatman well. I know how into his own aesthetics he is.

Pliskin:
Signatures?

Stillman:
Yes. On every bomb he builds, he always leaves a trace of the cologne he uses.
The sensor also picks up that particular scent spectrum.

Pliskin:
Is that something he learned from you?

Stillman:
No, it was his own quirk. He wouldn't work by any rules except his own, and he
followed them like a religion. And common sense wasn't one of his strong
points. I thought I taught him  everything I knew... I have no children of my
own, and I thought I found a son in him. He had the right stuff, you know.
There's something very unusual about an ability like that. Even at Indian Head,
he got special treatment. Maybe that's what started all this. I didn't teach
him the most important thing I had to tell him. There are some things you have
to pass on.

Pliskin:
The trick is to know which one.

Stillman:
Right... All I taught him were skills. And now I have to stop him from using it
to destroy us all.

Pliskin:
Let's see how well that sensor works.

Stillman:
Alright. I'm activating it, what. You see the green stuff on the radar? That's
the visual representation of the C4 scent detected by the sensors.

Raiden:
It's a pretty big area, isn't it?

Pliskin:
Don't complain, it's better than nothing.

Stillman:
Just activate the sensors and search the area, okay.

Raiden:
Alright.

Stillman:
Don't forget that you need the radio to use this. Log into the node in every
strut and turn the radar on.

Pliskin:
We have to keep out of the enemy's sights too.

Raiden:
Because the radar gets knocked offline when were spotted?

Stillman:
Exactly. Fatman alotted some C4 here on Strut C as well.

Raiden:
Here?

Stillman:
I know the layout of this facility and if he wants to take out the plant, where
he would target

Pliskin:
You know this for sure?

Stillman:
Of course. I taught him the techniques. His ideas are based on my theories.
Demolition is a kind of ideaology and makes no exceptions to time or place. Big
Shell consists of two hexagons end-on-end north to south. They should be
backing C4 on each of the vertexs or the struts in this case. You need at least
that to take a building of this integrity out.

Pliskin:
Six on Shell 1. Another six on Shell 2. A total of twelve bombs at least.

Stillman:
Considering this shell's architecture and composition from a engineering
standpoint, that's my conclusion. And that is exactly what he would have
decided as well.

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Pliskin and Raiden take the sensors and cooling spray.
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Pliskin:
Kid, this place is all yours. I'll take care of Shell 2.

Stillman:
Take this.

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Stillman slides a keycard to Raiden.
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Raiden:
What's this?

Stillman:
Security cards issued to Shell personel. The Big Shell security layout includes
varying levels off limits. The clearance level is indicated by the number
printed on these doors. Raiden, your cardkey can open doors of security level
1. Pliskin, your card can get you into level 3 areas. You need it to get next
door to Shell 2.

Raiden:
How did you get these?

Stillman:
That engineer I told you about gave it to me. He was supposed to program a set
of all access cards once we were on site. Unfortunately, this card won't get
you into every area of this structure.

Pliskin:
We'll have to deal with the remaining security lock-ups as they come up. Let's
get going.

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They all start walking out.
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Pliskin:
You stay here.

Stillman:
No, I'm going.

Pliskin:
The two of us can handle it, don't worry.

Stillman:
But...

Pliskin:
You'll just slow us down with that leg of yours. There's a war going on here.
I don't have time to babysit any more.

Raiden:
Why don't you just let us do all the grunt work. You can tell us what to do
over the radio like in the original mission plan.

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Stillman sits down on a stool.
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Stillman:
Alright. I'll give you instructions from here. I may also need to prepare a
back-up plan just in case.

Raiden:
In case of what?

Stillman:
Good luck to both of you. This is a dangerous one.

Pliskin:
Who dares, wins.

Stillman:
If anything comes up, let me know. My frequency is 140.15.

Pliskin:
Good luck, kid. I'll see you later.

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Pliskin starts walking away.
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Pliskin:
Semper fi.

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Pliskin leaves the room, Raiden begins to follow.
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Stillman:
That man is no SEAL. I don't even think he's a Navy man.

Raiden:
What?

Stillman:
Semper fi... Marine Corps talk.

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Flashbacks of the choppers from the beginning are shown.
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Stillman:
Normally, team leaders stay back and give orders over headphones. And as far as
I know SEALs keep their officers away from the field. And "who dares, wins" is
a motto of the British Special Air Service.

Raiden:
Is he one of the terrorists then?

Stillman:
No, somehow I don't think so. If there is someone to suspect, I'd put my money
on you.

Raiden:
I'm...

Stillman:
Just take care of those bombs for now.

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Stillman gets up and starts walking toward a small pantry.
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Raiden:
What about you? They could be back in this area soon.

Stillman:
I'll hide out in this pantry for a while. If I lock the door it should be
alright. Plenty of food in here too, so there's no need to worry about me. I'll
give you instructions from Codec from here. Good luck.

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Stillman begins to close the pantry door.
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Stillman:
Bomb disposal is a face off with your own mortality. Don't let the fear get to
you. When you give into the fear, the darkness comes.

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Stillman shuts the door. Raiden continues on to search for the bombs. Raiden
finds and disposes of the first bomb in Strut C. Raiden contacts Stillman after
he disposes of it (note: I'm going from Strut C counterclockwise. Okay.)
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Raiden:
Raiden here. I took care of the C4 in Strut C. The ceiling of the Women's
Bathroom was set to blow.

Stillman:
That's not like him...

Raiden:
Anything wrong?

Stillman:
Maybe. Pliskin's reported other locations too, and none of them are effective
demolition points.

Raiden:
What do you mean?

Stillman:
It means that they wouldn't be the best places to choose if you wanted to
destroy this place.

Raiden:
Are you saying they don't plan on blowing the Shell up?

Stillman:
It certainly seems that way. So far, we haven't seen anything but a waste of
good explosives. Unless of course, we're missing something...

Raiden:
A trap?

Stillman:
He couldn't have overlooked the fact that I would be called into this. There's
something going on.

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Raiden contacts Stillman every few times.
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Raiden:
This is Raiden. The C4 found in Strut A has been frozen and disposed of.
Explosives were planted in the Pump Room on the first floor.

Stillman:
This is all wrong. This is something only an amateur would do. All the bombs
that have been found so far don't appear to be in the right kind of locations.
And the quantity of explosives isn't sufficient either.

Raiden:
Even Fatman can make mistakes, right?

Stillman:
No. there's something else going on here... Get a move on with the disposal,
Raiden. I've got a bad feeling about this.

Raiden:
Do you think it's a trap?

Stillman:
I don't know, but I'm going to tell Pliskin to watch his back too. Just hurry.

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While defusing bombs, Raiden gets a call from Rose.
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Rose:
Jack -- it must be so nerve-racking to defuse a bomb...

Raiden:
Yeah, I'd say so.

Rose:
OK, that was a stupid thing to say. Sorry.

Raiden:
That's all right. It's just that I've never been trained in this stuff.

Rose:
You okay? Are you feeling well?

Raiden:
I almost threw up a few times.

Rose:
Oh Jack...

Raiden:
But I'm okay. It's not like I'm in this alone.

Rose:
Oh -- yeah, that's true. What do you think about when you're defusing those things?

Raiden:
I don't think so much as remember. And I know that I need to resist that, and
keep my mind blank. I can't let myself be overwhelmed by the fear.

Rose:
So, am I a part of what you try not to remember?

Raiden:
...

Rose:
I was just kidding. But I guess this isn't a good time for that.

Raiden:
No, it is. And I do think about you. I'm trying to remember what's so special
about April 30th.

Rose:
Any success?

Raiden:
No, not yet.

Rose:
You need to stay alive so you can.

Raiden:
Okay, that's a deal.

Rose:
Hey Jack? I bet bomb disposal's a lot like starting a relationship.

Raiden:
Huh? What are you talking about?

Rose:
Carefully dismantling emotional defenses, being on your toes constantly... you
know?

Raiden:
I guess. Neither of them are my strong point.

Rose:
It's true that you're not the most patient man in the world.

Raiden:
It's not that. I like to leave things as they are.

Rose:
Are you afraid of what might be hidden inside?

Raiden:
Not afraid, just -- unwilling... to deal with complications.

Rose:
Like me?

Raiden:
You're --

Rose:
Hey Jack?

Raiden:
Yeah?

Rose:
Do you know why I took this job? I wanted to see what you were really like.

Raiden:
But we've been together a while. You know me already.

Rose:
No -- you never let me in past a certain point. And I need to know what's
there.

Raiden:
...Hahhhh. Are you trying to take me apart now?

Rose:
Hey, it's not important. Good luck, Jack.

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They end transmission.
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When Raiden reaches the E-F connecting bridge he gets a call over Codec. The
transmission is scrambled so the caller is unknown.
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????:
Be careful! There are Claymore mines around there.

Raiden:
Who is this!

????:
Stealth-equipped Claymore mines, invisible to the naked eye. Use the mine
detector.

Raiden:
Identify yourself.

????:
Just call me "Deepthroat."

Raiden:
Deepthroat? You mean from Shadow Moses?

Deepthroat:
Mr. X, then.

Raiden:
Mr. X now, is it? Why would it matter if I called you Deepthroat?

Mr. X:
Never mind about that.

Raiden:
Why did you contact me?

Mr. X:
Let's just say I'm one of your fans.

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"Mr. X" ends transmission. Raiden contacts the Colonel.
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Raiden:
Colonel, someone calling himself Mr. X just contacted me. Do you know anything
about it?

Colonel:
No -- and whoever it was, it wasn't a burst transmission. The transmission was
sent from within the Big Shell.

Raiden:
He called himself "Deepthroat" at first. Do you think -- ?

Colonel:
I caught that part too, but the possibility of it being true is none. Gray Fox
was the one who used that alias in Shadow Moses, and he's dead.

Raiden:
Is it an enemy trap?

Colonel:
Could be. Exercise extreme caution.

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This conversation happens around now. I really don't recall. But it's close
enough
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Rose:
Jack, do you remember the day we met?

Raiden:
I'm kinda busy right now, Rose.

Rose:
You're right, sorry.

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Sappy piano music starts playing.
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Raiden:
I do remember. It was right after I transferred to New York. There were all
these tourists around you, in front of the Federal Hall. A group of middle-aged
Japanese ladies came up and asked me, which building it was that King Kong was
climbing in the movie. I said it was probably the Chrysler Building. And then
you showed up and started mouthing off. You were like, "No, it's the Empire
State."

Rose:
I said the Chrysler Building was in Godzilla. Ha ha ha...

Raiden:
We started arguing, and I forgot all about the tourists. I was insisting that I
was right, and you were doing the same... The next thing we knew, the Japanese
women had gone away. And we ended up going to the Skyscraper Museum to see who
had the better recall. We argued all the way to Battery Park. And for nothing!
Since the museum was closed. We went our separate ways from the museum. And
then I found you again by coincidence out in the base corridor.

Rose:
An amazing coincidence -- that we were actually working at the same place.

Raiden:
That night, we went up to the top of the Empire State. It was so beautiful -- I
could look down on the Chrysler Building from a hundred and twenty stories
above ground. I felt -- overwhelmed. I didn't care anymore who was right. And
that was our first date. We watched "King Kong" in your apartment a bunch of
times that night. Didn't sleep till morning...

Rose:
If it weren't for that coincidence, we wouldn't be together.

Raiden:
I know...

Rose:
I'm sorry Jack. I'm taking up your time again. Take care.

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They end transmission.
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Raiden searches for the C4 planted in Strut E. His search takes him toward the
roof of the area. On the way he overhears a female soldier talking on a radio.
The woman has short grayish hair and is wearing a full camo uniform. Raiden
slowly sneaks up to her.
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Man on radio:
I've taken care of that annoying fly. What's the situation over there?

Woman:
Puzzling. I saw a man dressed as a Ninja just now.

Man on radio:
Ninja?

Woman:
It's the only way to describe it. A kind of Cyborg Ninja, complete with a
sword.

Man on radio:
What?

Woman:
Are you hiding something from me?

Man on radio:
Olga. Are you sure it wasn't a Arsenal Tengu?

Olga:
Don't be a fool to think I wouldn't know the difference. I've never seen field
gear like that ever.

Man on radio:
Alright, we'll intensify patrols. Anything else?

Olga:
Actually, one more thing. You'll find it hard to believe though. I saw a man
hiding under a cardboard box.

Man on radio:
Where?

Olga:
On the connecting bridge to Shell 2.

Man on radio:
Hmm...

Olga:
So you believe me this time?

Man on radio:
I've seen someone use that box trick before. We'll lay a trap on the Shell 2
connecting bridge.

Olga:
Over and out then.

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Olga cuts off the radio. Just then Raiden jumps out.
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Raiden:
Freeze!

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He points his gun at Olga.
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Raiden:
You must be one of Dead Cell.

Olga:
Of course not. What a thing to say.

Raiden:
Drop your gun!

Olga:
Not a chance.

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Suddenly Olga leaps sideways over the railing. Raiden tries to stop her but is
too slow. He then contacts Pliskin.
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Raiden:
I saw a female soldier -- Russian.

Pliskin:
Must be Olga Gurlukovich.

Raiden:
How do you know?

Pliskin:
Unlike you, I've been briefed.

Raiden:
She's not a Dead Cell?

Pliskin:
No, she commands a Russian private army.

Raiden:
They must be the ones patrolling the Big Shell.

Pliskin:
That's right. She's led the group ever since her old man, Colonel Gurlukovich,
died. Watch yourself with her. She's a tough one.

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Raiden takes care of another bomb packet.
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Raiden:
Raiden here. The C4 reported on the roof of Strut E has been taken care of.
Explosives were planted on the Harrier 2 stationed on the roof.

Stillman:
Good work. Only one more left to go...

Pliskin:
This is Pliskin. Do you read me, Pete?

Stillman:
I'm here. What's up?

Pliskin:
Raiden, you need to hear this too.

Raiden:
I'm listening.

Pliskin:
I checked out the bottom of Strut H for you, Pete.

Raiden:
Wait -- what's this about?

Stillman:
I asked Pliskin to look around. Knowing Fatman, I can't shake the feeling that
all the bombs so far were just wrong.

Raiden:
So did you find anything?

Pliskin:
A hell of a lot of C4's packed into the bottom of the strut. Pete called it
right.

Stillman:
I knew he had the real thing up his sleeve...

Raiden:
So all the other ones were dummies?

Stillman:
No, they're a threat all right, but the detonation wouldn't be enough to
destroy the entire Shell. But the C4's Pliskin found would inflict serious
structural damage.

Pliskin:
That's not the bad news either. These are sensor-proof.

Stillman:
What!

Pliskin:
New model, I guess. The ionization sensor can't detect them. The whole thing is
sealed tight to prevent vapor leak, and there's no trace of that cologne
signature. Pete, looks like he fooled you.

Stillman:
Yes...

Raiden:
But you managed to find the thing anyway?

Pliskin:
It was sheer luck.

Raiden:
Bombs that are invisible to the sensor...

Pliskin:
Any ideas, Pete?

Stillman:
Are there more out there? I'll go see for myself.

Raiden:
You can't move fast enough.

Pliskin:
He's right. I can try the spray from a distance.

Stillman:
Hold on! There's something not right about this one, I can feel it.

Pliskin:
Well, Pete? Should I come back and get you?

Stillman:
No, there's no need. Raiden, you have one left to go, correct?

Raiden:
Right -- except for those scentless ones.

Stillman:
How about you, Pliskin?

Pliskin:
I have two left not counting this one.

Stillman:
OK... It'll have to be me. I have the level 4 card that'll get me into Shell 2
in any case.

Raiden:
You'll never make it. With that bad leg of yours, they'll spot you for sure.

Stillman:
That won't happen. I... I can walk just fine. I can even run... That bomb, five
years ago. I messed up. Even with all my experience, I lost it. And a church
was lost in the explosion. All those kids playing nearby too... These past five
years, I've lived a lie.

Raiden:
Lied?

Stillman:
Yes, lied. I didn't lose my leg in the explosion. So many dead -- all because
of my mistake. All I could think about was hiding from the crime, shielding
myself from the public outcry. I wanted people to be sorry for me, for my
weakness... I faked being a victim myself because I couldn't bear to face the
families of the real victims. This is no prosthetic. I can keep my footing on
catwalks and hike over deserts. I lived my lie so well I haven't even answered
to myself for my sins... It was supposed to be a shield. And it's become a
shroud instead. I've killed my soul by playing the victim. Instead of
protecting me, it's made my life even more hellish.

Raiden:
What good can that do the victims?

Stillman:
I know -- I'm a coward!

Pliskin:
Hey, Pete...

Stillman:
God forgive me... I can walk with my own two feet. And I need them to stop
Fatman. His crimes are also mine -- one of omission, and arrogance. No one
should teach the skills I taught him without a clear conscience. This is the
only way I can defuse my own sins.

Pliskin:
I get you, Pete. That one's all yours. You got it, Raiden?

Raiden:
I understand.

Pliskin:
Pete, I've taken care of guards in Struts G and H of Shell 2. I wouldn't
recommend you go into any of the other struts.

Stillman:
I owe you one.

Pliskin:
I'll get back to freezing the baby bombs then.

Stillman:
You do that too, Raiden. I'll have the radio with me, if you need to get in
touch. Just don't ask for "Peg-Legged Peter." He's gone for good.

*******************************************************************************
Stillman signs off. Meanwhile, Raiden heads to Strut D to defuse the final baby
bomb. Once he gets there he contacts Stillman.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
I have the last C4 frozen. There's nothing showing up on the sensor now.

Pliskin:
You're way ahead of me, kid. I still have one to go. How's your bomb, Peter?

Stillman:
It's a bomb all right. Sealed C4, and in huge quantities...

Raiden:
You think there's another one in Shell 1?

Stillman:
For sure. Somewhere at the bottom of Strut A.

Raiden:
Why are you so certain?

Stillman:
If this bottom section of the strut is demolished, Shell 2 will be well on its
way to destruction.

Raiden:
You mean that Shell 2 will actually sink?

Stillman:
Not immediately. There'll still be five struts left. But, if Shell 1 loses a
strut at the same time, it'll be a very different story. The Big Shell's
structural integrity depends on a very exact balance. If both Shells lose a
strut each, the whole structure will tear itself apart under its own weight.

Pliskin:
What do we do?

Stillman:
I have a sensor that can locate even those scentless C4's. It makes combined
use of a neutron scintillator and a hydrogen bomb detector.

Raiden:
You brought that stuff with you?

Stillman:
Of course. I made the calibrations while I was in the pantry.

Raiden:
Does it work?

Stillman:
I just tested it, and it definitely responds. But the best I can do is a sound
beacon, not the radar.

Raiden:
Sound?

Stillman:
The shorter the interval between beacons, the closer the target.

Raiden:
I get you.

Stillman:
There's another one in that pantry I was in. You can go back and get it.

Pliskin:
It's all yours, Raiden.

Stillman:
I'm going to study it some more, and see if the freezing process will work.
Don't touch the other one until I say so.

Raiden:
OK. I'll standby until you radio in.

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Raiden moves on and reaches the pantry in Strut C. He contacts Stillman when he
gets the Sensor B.
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Raiden:
Peter, I have Sensor B.

Stillman:
Good. Head to the bottom of Strut A.

Raiden:
How's your invisible bomb?

Stillman:
I'm looking at it, but I'm keeping my distance. How's Pliskin doing?

Pliskin:
A few more minutes... I just got to the last strut, but there are a few enemy
sentries I have to take care of.

Raiden:
Does it look bad, Peter?

Stillman:
Maybe. It's an odd one -- the detonator hasn't been activated. But the sensors
are live... Which means...

Pliskin:
This is Pliskin. I've located the last C4.

Stillman:
Is that it!?

Pliskin:
I'm about to freeze it. Then --

Stillman:
Wait! Pliskin!

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The sound of Pliskin freezing the bomb is played over the Codec. Then a beeping
sound starts.
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Stillman:
Damn! That WAS it! The detonator just woke up. It's counting down!

Raiden:
What happened!?

Stillman:
The big ones were rigged to be activated when all the baby C4's went offline...
Raiden, the one in Shell 1 should be counting down too. Hurry!

Raiden:
What's the remaining time!?

Stillman:
200/300/400 seconds. (depends on difficulty)

Raiden:
200/300/400 seconds?

Stillman:
Raiden, move! Get to the bottom of Strut A now!

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Raiden rushes toward the bottom of Strut A. When he reaches the elevator he
gets a call from Stillman during the rid down.
*******************************************************************************

Stillman:
Raiden, Pliskin, listen carefully.

Stillman:
I fell for it.

Raiden:
Fell for what?

Stillman:
Fatman has my number. A proximity trigger. Microwave.

Raiden:
Microwave?

Stillman:
With a 7-foot range. It's not a technique I taught him. Neither was that
multi-bomb booby trap. Looks like he's far surpassed me as far as explosives
technique goes. As for the rest --

Pliskin:
Pete, get the hell out of there!

Stillman:
There's less than 30 seconds left. It's too late. Pliskin, get away from Strut
H, as fast as you can.

Pliskin:
Pete --

Stillman:
Raiden, keep your distance. Use the spray from as far away as possible. You can
do it. I know that.

Raiden:
I'm not so sure...

Peter Stillman:
But I am. Do it, I know you can.

*******************************************************************************
A buzzing followed by a explosion is heard over the Codec. Stillman screams and
the line goes dead.
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=========================================
     F. Jared before the Subway Diet
=========================================

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Raiden hurrys on to the last bomb. Once he defuses it he contacts the Colonel.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
Colonel, I've neutralized the bomb. It was a great loss for everyone.

Colonel:
Yes it was.

Raiden:
Colonel, any damage report on the explosion?

Colonel:
Seems that the duct for diverting the contaminated sea water was destroyed. And
the central section of Shell 2 is flooding. The explosion's ignited the oil
slick on the surface.

Raiden:
What about the toxins?

Colonel:
The chemicals stayed in containment. There's no immediate danger.

Raiden:
Is the Big Shell stable?

Colonel:
Shell 1 was unaffected. The price was high, but the threat of the bomb is over
for now.

Raiden:
What's the next objective?

Colonel:
Rescue the President. Get back to the upper level.

Raiden:
Roger that.

*******************************************************************************
Raiden enters the corridor north from the bomb. He gets a call from the
Colonel.
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Raiden:
Raiden, the terrorists have retaliated for our bomb neutralization.

Colonel:
A hostage has been killed -- shot in the head. They shot one of them on the
roof, just to make sure we caught it. One of our satellites caught it, clear as
day.

Raiden:
Damn!

Colonel:
They announced that they would kill one every hour from now on.

Raiden:
What are my orders? What should I do?

Colonel:
Stay with your mission objective. Rescue the President.

Raiden:
What about the other hostages?

Colonel:
President Johnson is your first priority.

Raiden:
Priority my butt. They're all in danger!

Rose:
Jack, be reasonable. I know what you're feeling, but you can't save them all.

Raiden:
No, not by myself.

Colonel:
Are you expecting that Pliskin to come through?

Raiden:
Well...

Colonel:
Looks like he's turned his radio off too.

Raiden:
I can't complete this mission by myself.

Colonel:
That man was not included in the simulation. He is not a factor in this
mission.

Raiden:
What do you mean by that, Colonel?

Colonel:
Your mission must remain a solo effort.

Raiden:
What about the SEALs? No second attempt?

Colonel:
They haven't even gotten to planning that. All we can do is wait. In the
meantime, you're our only hope.

Raiden:
...I understand.

Colonel:
Raiden, go and rescue the President. You can start off by getting to the upper
level of Strut A.

*******************************************************************************
Raiden advances forward. The elevator is coming down from above. Out of nowhere
hundreds of sea lice come from the walls onto the floor. The elevator arrives.
Inside is the woman from before, Fortune. Raiden peaks around the corner to see
the woman. She walks forward, the sea lice strangely move out of the way as she
does.
*******************************************************************************

Fortune:
I can't tell you how happy I am to see your alive after all. I knew this moment
would come. Show yourself and finish me -- like you finished off my father.
Otherwise you will be the one to die.

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Fortune activates her rail cannon.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
Oh crap.

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Fortune blasts a shot at Raiden who barely dodges. He rolls to the side and
aims his gun at Fortune.
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Fortune:
That's not him. This could be -- interesting. You've seen the fires of hell --
haven't you?

*******************************************************************************
The elevator goes back to the surface.
*******************************************************************************

Fortune:
Maybe you can give me death. My name is Fortune. Lucky in war and nothing else.
And without a death to call my own. Hurry. Kill me, please.

*******************************************************************************
Fortune and Raiden fight. Raiden shoots countless bullets at Fortune, but all
fly off target and miss. Fortune blasts the room to bits with her weapon.
During the battle the Colonel calls.
*******************************************************************************

Colonel:
Raiden, Fatman just contacted us directly.

Raiden:
Fatman called US?

Colonel:
Yes. Looks like he placed a bomb on the heliport. He specifically asked for
you, Raiden.

Raiden:
What!?

Colonel:
He's killed off Peter. Now he's after you.

Raiden:
Why me?

Colonel:
How should I know?

Raiden:
Look. This is really not a good time for this.

Colonel:
The countdown's already begun, Raiden!

Raiden:
Great, how much time do I have left?

Colonel:
I'll show you the count. 200/300/400/500 seconds remaining.

Raiden:
So he's planning on taking this place out.

Colonel:
It looks like he has a different agenda from that of Dead Cell.

Raiden:
What about backup?

Colonel:
None. There's no time.

Raiden:
Which type of explosives is it?

Colonel:
He didn't say.

*******************************************************************************
The Colonel ends transmission. As he does the elevator comes down. On it is
Vamp. He walks forward.
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Vamp:
I'll take over Queen. It seems our friend Fatman is out of control.

Fortune:
He'll actually try to destroy this place?

Vamp:
Yes, this could unravel everything we planned.

Fortune:
But why would he do such a thing?

Vamp:
Who knows. But he nothing more than a stereotypical mad bomber now. He's
completely lost sight of our ideals. And with it, his loyalty to Commander
Jackson.

Fortune:
Alright. I'll take care of the wayward soul.

*******************************************************************************
Fortune deactivates her weapon.
*******************************************************************************

Fortune:
It wasn't him.

Vamp:
Very unfortunate.

Fortune:
I expected more of this one, really.

Vamp:
So he couldn't kill you I see.

Fortune:
Completely useless.

Vamp:
Then he's all mine.

Fortune:
Later, Vamp.

*******************************************************************************
Suddenly, Raiden springs from his hiding spot.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
Now!

*******************************************************************************
He fires off several rounds. As before, they all fly off target. However, two
of the bullets fly out of Fortune's path and into Vamp's. Vamp is shot in the
stomach and forehead. He falls backward. Fortune runs and catches him.
*******************************************************************************

Fortune:
!

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Raiden fires off three more shots. All miss.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
Damn!

*******************************************************************************
Raiden takes cover again.
*******************************************************************************

Fortune:
Vamp. Are you gone? No. No that bullet was ment for me... Why am I the only one
that can't die? Alone again... Cheated out of death again... How long will you
force me to live? How much longer dad?

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Fortune starts crying.
*******************************************************************************

Fortune:
You've punished me enough.

*******************************************************************************
Raiden cautiously steps forward. His gun is trained on Fortune.
*******************************************************************************

Fortune:
I thought you could give me peace. But you couldn't kill me either.

*******************************************************************************
Raiden gets on the elevator and rides it to the top of the Strut. Fortune sobs.
Her tears fall on Vamp's face. Suddenly, a icy breath comes out of Vamp.

Vamp:
There's no need for sorrow, Queen.

Fortune:
!

Vamp:
I died once already. I cannot die twice.

*******************************************************************************
Meanwhile, Raiden reaches the top of the Strut. He speeds toward the Strut E
Heliport. When he arrives there he finds a solitary bomb. He quickly uses the
coolant on it. As he does he hears a odd sound.
*******************************************************************************

????:
So your the one, huh. Your right on time I see. I like a punctual man.

Raiden:
Is he Dead Cell?

????:
I am Fatman. I am the greatest humanity has to offer and the lowest.

*******************************************************************************
The sound of a clock ticking can be heard.
*******************************************************************************

Fatman:
Can you hear it? Hear this rhythm? This is the rhythm of time -- and life!
Don't you love the sound. I used to hang around department store clock
counters.

*******************************************************************************
A man on rollerskates stops in front of Raiden. He is extremely fat, wearing a
green bombsuit and pants. He is bald and has a very pale skin tone. In his hand
is a glass of red wine with a straw.
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Fatman:
Life is short!

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Fatman stands in front of Raiden as he speaks.
*******************************************************************************

Bombs tell the time with every moment of their existence and nothing else
announces it's own end with such a fanfare. Glad you could make it -- the
party is about to start.

*******************************************************************************
He takes a sip of the wine.
*******************************************************************************

Fatman:
Yum. Good year. Let's drink to Stillman -- shall we?

Raiden:
If you destroy the Big Shell, you'll never get your ransom.

Fatman:
Ransom? What are you talkin' about?

Raiden:
Thirty billion dollars in cash.

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Fatman chuckles.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
!?

Fatman:
So that's what's going on?

Raiden:
What the hell are you talking about?

Fatman:
Oh, you'll know soon enough. And I could care less of what they planned. My
ambitions are much more simple. To be the most famous bomber of them all.

Raiden:
Your nuts, nobody is gonna give a damn about you.

Fatman:
Oh yes they will. I'll go down in history -- as the man who beat Peter
Stillman. That's the only reason I existed.

Raiden:
Like hell you beat Stillman, he had your number.

Fatman:
What did you say?

Raiden:
You had nothing of his courage.

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Fatman lets out a laugh.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
What are you laughing at?

Fatman:
That crock died a dishonorable death. Six months ago...

Raiden:
Six months ago... The liquidation of Dead Cell.

Fatman:
Call it what you want. Only the right stuff survived that hell. Set me free you
know... Opened my way to a new dimension. So I can become the Emperor among
detonation devotes!

Raiden:
Your nothing but a common criminal and that's the only way people will remember
you.

*******************************************************************************
Fatman throws down his wine glass in anger.
*******************************************************************************

Fatman:
How dare you! I'm an artist.

*******************************************************************************
Fatman skates to cover behind a large container.
*******************************************************************************

Fatman:
This is why I dislike boorish military types. It's time to start the party...
This is how it works: I plant a bomb...

*******************************************************************************
Raiden notices a C4 explosive nearby.
*******************************************************************************

Fatman:
...and it will explode after that. If you prefer to stay in one piece -- you
will have to disable my bombs. "Laugh and grow fat!" Let's move!

*******************************************************************************
Fatman skates off. Raiden quickly disarms the bombs and fights Fatman.
Eventually Raiden gains the upper hand and mortally wounds the mad bomber.
Fatman skates toward the northern part of the heliport and falls to the ground
with a thud.
*******************************************************************************

*******************************************************************************
Fatman is slumped up against a crate. Blood is seeping through his bomb suit.
*******************************************************************************

Fatman:
My suit... Oh, no... I've nothing to wear to the party...

Raiden:
The party is over for you.

Fatman:
That's what you think...

Raiden:
What do you mean?

*******************************************************************************
Fatman pulls out a small black device and activates it.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
What did you just do? What is this!?

*******************************************************************************
Raiden grabs the device.
*******************************************************************************

Fatman:
I have beautiful hands. These delicate hands can craft works of art.

*******************************************************************************
Raiden rips off Fatman's face collar.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
Answer me, what the hell is this!

Fatman:
This is the switch for the biggest bomb in the entire place.

Raiden:
Huh?

*******************************************************************************
Raiden throws the switch to the ground and aims his gun at it.
*******************************************************************************

Fatman:
It's no use -- once it's activate there's no stopping the timer.

Raiden:
Where did you plant it? Where is it!?

Fatman:
Somewhere in this area... Don't worry, it's very close by.

Raiden:
Where is it!?

Fatman:
Go ahead, shoot me -- I'm already dead.

Raiden:
Damn!

Fatman:
Think you can find it? When it goes off it'll take the Big Shell with it.

Raiden:
Tell me where I can find the bomb!

Fatman:
That's your problem... This is the highlight of the party. Bring it on I say.
It'll make them happy too. I die here -- and start my legend. Too bad you won't
be around to see the movies... "Laugh and grow fat!"

*******************************************************************************
And with that Fatman dies. Raiden quickly searches the area. He finds the bomb
under Fatman's corpse. After it is disabled he is contacted by the Colonel.
*******************************************************************************

Colonel:
Good work, Raiden. Looks like all the bombs are neutralized. One of their main
leverages is now gone. That leaves --

Raiden:
Colonel, Fatman didn't seem to know about the ransom demands.

Colonel:
Intentionally kept in the dark, I'd say. He seemed to be coming from a very
different place from the other terrorists. Raiden, a lot of hostages -- our
President included -- are still in danger. Keep your mind focused on protecting
them.

Raiden:
... What are my orders?

Colonel:
Rescue the President.

Raiden:
We have no idea where he is.

Colonel:
You haven't been in the central core yet. I suggest you start there...

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

Colonel:
No, I'll go offline. Best to keep our presence unknown.

*******************************************************************************
Raiden takes the call. It is Pliskin.
*******************************************************************************

Pliskin:
How're you doing, kid?

Raiden:
Pliskin!? Is everything all right?

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

Raiden:
How did you manage to stay alive?

Pliskin:
Had a little help from a friend.

Raiden:
Friend?

Pliskin:
What about the bomb?

Raiden:
Defused. And Fatman too.

Pliskin:
That's good news.

Raiden:
How's Shell 2?

Pliskin:
It's a mess. The bomb crippled H Strut.

Raiden:
What about the toxins?

Pliskin:
The what?

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

Pliskin:
Never heard anything about that.

Raiden:
Well, looks like there's not much danger of that in any case.

Pliskin:
But the central core is starting to flood. It won't last much longer.

Raiden:
What about the President and the other hostages?

Pliskin:
They weren't in Shell 2. They must be in Shell 1.

Raiden:
We need to get the hostages out of here now.

Pliskin:
It's too far from Manhattan for a swim.

Raiden:
What about the lifeboats?

Pliskin:
There doesn't seem to be any. Doesn't make sense.

Raiden:
So a chopper is our only extraction?

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

Raiden:
It'd take more than a single trip.

Pliskin:
We'll have to come back.

Raiden:
Can you pilot a chopper?

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

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

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

Raiden:
Do you know where the President is?

Pliskin:
No. That one's all yours.

Raiden:
The President is at the top of our rescue list. These are our orders,
Lieutenant J.G.

Pliskin:
Your orders. Not mine. See you later.

*******************************************************************************
Pliskin ends transmission. Raiden then heads toward the stairway leading to the
lower part of the Strut. Suddenly, a figure jumps in front of him. The figure
looks like a Cyborg Ninja, much like Gray Fox of MGS, except the faceplate and
colors are different.
*******************************************************************************

Ninja:
You passed with flying colors.

Raiden:
Identify yourself.

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The Ninja draws his sword.
*******************************************************************************

Ninja:
I'm like you...I have no name.

Raiden:
Are you Mr. X?

Ninja:
Hmm...if you like.

*******************************************************************************
Mr. X puts his sword back in it's sheath.
*******************************************************************************

Mr. X:
But come, let's get out of the open. Follow me.

*******************************************************************************
They walk down the stairs to the side walkway of the Strut.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
Are you with FOXHOUND too?

Mr. X:
Neither enemy nor friend. Just a messenger from the la-li-lu-le-lo.

*******************************************************************************
Mr. X taps his helmet. He then calls Raiden over the Codec.
*******************************************************************************

Mr. X:
This is safer, I think.

Raiden:
Safe from what?

Mr. X:
Eavesdropping, of course.

Raiden:
All right -- why did you contact me?

Mr. X:
I've been ordered to give you backup, including the relaying of necessary
intel.

Raiden:
Ordered by whom? Why won't you identify yourself?

Mr. X:
There is no need for you to know.

Raiden:
I'll decide whether I need to know.

Mr. X:
You are not yet trusted to make such decisions. I'll tell you something you do
need to know, instead. The current location of the President. Or rather, the
person who knows the current location of the President.

Raiden:
Who is it?

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

Raiden:
Secret Service, huh.

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

Raiden:
Why are you telling me this?

Mr. X:
Do I need to repeat myself?

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

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

Raiden:
Do you have any other leads? ...Where are those hostages?

Mr. X:
Ha ha ha ha.

*******************************************************************************
The room with the hostages is shown.
*******************************************************************************

Mr. X:
The hostages are being held in B1 Conference Room in the Shell 1 Core. You'll
find him in there.

Raiden:
What does he look like?

Mr. X:
We don't know if it is indeed a "he"

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

Mr. X:
Use your ears.

Raiden:
What's that supposed to mean?

Mr. X:
Ames has a pacemaker. You'll be able to hear the machine's sound in a
heartbeat.

Raiden:
You expect me to walk up to every one of these hostages and listen to their
heartbeats?

Mr. X:
The sounds are too minute to be hear unamplified -- you'll be captured
immediately.

Raiden:
So what am I supposed to do?

Mr. X:
Use a directional microphone. There's one somewhere in the core.

*******************************************************************************
Mr. X takes out a keycard and gives it to Raiden.
*******************************************************************************

Mr. X:
Take this. This security card will unlock all the level 3 security doors
including those in the Shell 1 core. It's called a PAN card. It works together
with your body's own electrical field. And watch yourself. The Core is being
heavily guarded and every other section of the Big Shell. You'll get nowhere
dressed like that. Try this instead...

*******************************************************************************
Mr. X throws Raiden a enemy uniform.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
One of the terrorists?

Mr. X:
The surveillance camera won't let you on the elevator without the right
uniform.

Raiden:
You want me to disguise myself?

Mr. X:
Men assigned to the Core and other areas are given different color uniforms.
The uniform alone won't get you in there.

Raiden:
Your talking about weapons.

Mr. X:
Well, you need a AK.

Raiden:
But I saw them carrying AN94's.

Mr. X:
All men assigned to the core section are carrying AK's.

Raiden:
So without a AK74-u someone will see through me really quickly.

Mr. X:
You can take care of the weapon part yourself. One more thing...

Raiden:
There's more?

Mr. X:
You'll also have to pass a retinal scan to get into the conference hall.

Raiden:
Biometrics. Crap.

Mr. X:
Nothing but the real thing will surfice. Deceptions are not a option.

*******************************************************************************
Switches back to Codec.
*******************************************************************************

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

Raiden:
The nuke!? They have a nuclear weapon WITH them?

Mr. X:
You didn't find their continuing presence here unusual? Even with the President
as hostage, this is an island -- and they have no visible means of escape...

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

Mr. X:
They don't need to. They have the code.

*******************************************************************************
Flashback to the dead Navy Captain.
*******************************************************************************

Mr. X:
You saw it too I believe -- the Navy man with half a handcuff. The other half
was attached to the football, or the blackcase if you like. The nuclear button,
and now they have it.

*******************************************************************************
Back to Codec.
*******************************************************************************

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

Mr. X:
But they did have to. Because, after all, the Big Shell is the farthest thing
from a cleanup plant there is. Dead Cell didn't have to bring a nuke along
with them. It was right here to begin with. Nothing in this affair is what it
seems...

Raiden:
A cover-up -- but why? For what?

Mr. X:
For Metal Gear, that is housed here.

*******************************************************************************
Flashback to Metal Gear.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
Metal Gear!?

Mr. X:
The very same. Bipedal nuclear-capable vehicle of Shadow Moses infamy. This
place is the R&D center for it's newest incarnation.

Raiden:
What the hell is going on?

*******************************************************************************
Mr. X chuckles.
*******************************************************************************

Mr. X:
Better ask Ames the rest.

*******************************************************************************
Mr. X hands Raiden a cellular phone.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
What's this for?

Mr. X:
You might be glad you had it. Keep the controller vibration function on.

*******************************************************************************
Raiden looks down at the phone.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
What would I need a cellphone for?

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He looks up but Mr. X is gone. He then contacts the Colonel.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
Colonel, who was that man just now?

Colonel:
He's not one of ours. No -- we have no one like that in our unit.

Raiden:
He said that the Big Shell was housing a new model of Metal Gear.

Colonel:
First I've heard of it.

Raiden:
Colonel, what are you not telling me?

Colonel:
I've been completely open with you, Raiden. I've told you everything.

Raiden:
Is that everything you know -- or everything I need to know?

Colonel:
Snap out of it, Raiden! I'll have the Metal Gear rumor looked into. You need to
make contact with this Ames.

Raiden:
So you believe that Ninja?

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

Raiden:
Are those my orders.

Colonel:
Yes they are. Disguise yourself as an enemy soldier and infiltrate the Shell 1
Core.

Raiden:
...Understood.

*******************************************************************************
Raiden signs off. He searches the Shell 1 area and locates a AK. He then dons
his disguise and infiltrates the Shell 1 Core. Sneaking past guards, he
eventually makes his way past the retinal scanner and into the conference hall.
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===============================================
     G. Stop looking up that girl's skirt!
===============================================

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Inside there are many people in expensive suits tied up. Their eyes covered and
mouths taped shut. A solitary guard is patrolling the area. Raiden gets a call
from the Colonel.
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Colonel:
Raiden, one of those hostages in there is Ames. The only thing we know is that
Ames wears a pacemaker. His heartbeat should sound different from other
people's, so use the directional microphone to locate him. Once you recognize
Ames by his heartbeat, keep the microphone pointed toward him. Then push the
Action Button and call out to him. If it really is Ames, he shoud respond in
some way.

Raiden:
What if it's the wrong person?

Colonel:
The guards may get suspicious and come running instead. Security could get
tighter too.

Rose:
Try to be sure before you take the risk.

Colonel:
Don't call out to a hostage with the Action button until you're fairly sure
that it's Ames. If you do make a mistake, switch the microphone for an AK and
get out of there before a guard gets suspicious. If you're discovered inside,
they'll cut off your retreat and call in the reinforcements. You won't make it
out of the room. The mission will be over if your discovered. Don your disguise
and look for Ames while deflecting the enemy's suspicion.

*******************************************************************************
Raiden carefully makes his way around the room and eventually locates Ames
using the directional microphone. Ames is a middle aged man with medium length
brown hair with a widows peak. He is wearing a suit.
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Raiden:
You must be Ames. Keep still and listen to me. I'm not a terrorist. I got in
here using one of their uniforms. I'm taking off the tape, stay quiet.

*******************************************************************************
Raiden rips the tape off Ames' mouth.
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Ames:
Who told you about me?

Raiden:
An informant calling himself Mr. X, dressed as a Ninja.

Ames:
I see. Take this thing off me, will you?

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Raiden rips the tape off Ames' eyes.
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Ames:
I'm Richard Ames.

Raiden:
Secret service?

Ames:
No, I was sent in by the la-li-lu-le-lo, just like you.

Raiden:
What?

*******************************************************************************
In a control room, a familar face, Revolver Ocelot, is watching Raiden and
Ames' conversation over a monitor.
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Ames:
Your here to find out where the President is. We have little time so I'll be
brief. How about switching to nanocommunications first?

Raiden:
Nanocommunications?

Ames:
Right, silence beats talk when it comes to safety.

*******************************************************************************
Ames and Raiden switch to Codec. Ocelot gets discouraged.
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Ames:
Are you on?

Raiden:
Right here. Do you really know where the President is?

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

Raiden:
The first floor, the core of Shell 2... Is he still there?

Ames:
I don't know. I can't get a response.

Raiden:
You don't think he's been -- like the other hostages...? A hostage was killed
in retaliation after the SEAL 10 disaster, remember?

Ames:
What are you talking about? Regardless of what they do to other hostages, they
won't touch the President.

Raiden:
What makes you so sure?

Ames:
The case.

Raiden:
You mean the nuclear button they took?

Ames:
Right. And the case won't do a thing by itself. That case may be the single
most advanced example of a weapons fail-safe system. The password is nothing
less than the physiological data of the U.S. President.

Raiden:
Physiological data?

Ames:
The President's own vital signs -- heartbeat, brainwave pattern, blood pressure
and so on -- are constantly monitored and relayed by his internal nanomachines.
This information along with the DNA pattern serve as a biometric password,
unbreakable even by the latest parallel processor supercomputers. The password
entry itself cannot be performed unless brainwave patterns and heartbeats fall
within normal parameters, rendering chemical and other forms of coercion
impractical.

Raiden:
In other words, the login must be made of the President's own free will.

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

Raiden:
And that's why they can't harm the President...

Ames:
-- at least until the bird flies.

Raiden:
Is there really a new model of Metal Gear here?

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

Raiden:
Why would they hide a Metal Gear in an offshore plant?

Ames:
...Haven't they told you anything? The entire thing was planned -- the oil
spill, the tanker accident that caused it, everything. The Big Shell was built
specifically for the development of a new Metal Gear model. The inspection tour
was to check its progress...

Raiden:
What's going on around here...

Ames:
Wait!

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In a room to the north, Ocelot and a man in a long black cape enter. Raiden and
Ames watch them.
*******************************************************************************

Ames:
Here comes Snake.

Raiden:
That's him?

Ames:
Use the microphone to listen in.

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Raiden does so.
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Ocelot:
King, Fatman is dead.

'Snake':
It doesn't matter -- saved us the trouble of getting rid of him ourselves.

Ocelot:
Why did he betray us...

'Snake':
There a band of lunatics to begin with. Nothing they do should come as a
surprise.

Ocelot:
I'll have his background checked just in case.

'Snake':
You think he was working for them?

Ocelot:
We can't discount the possibility -- especially with that intruder still at
large.

'Snake':
Yes... The man in the Sneaking Suit.

Ocelot:
You know more about those suits then I do.

'Snake':
But FOXHOUND was disbanded 4 years ago. So it must be -- the Patriots. What
about the damage to Shell 2?

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

'Snake':
Seal the connecting pathway Shells 1 and 2.

Ocelot:
The SEMTEX and IR sensors are already in place.

'Snake':
Any effect on...it?

Ocelot:
No.

'Snake':
What about the President?

Ocelot:
The password entry has already been made to the black case. In one hour we'll
need a confirmation from him. His work is done after that.

'Snake':
Make sure you keep him alive until then.

Ocelot:
Yes, I know.

'Snake':
What about the unit's activation?

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

'Snake':
The usual method I assume?

Ocelot:
No...the drugs took care of everything...

'Snake':
Hmm...only a few more steps to Outer Heaven.

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Olga walks in from the right. She walks by Ocelot and stops.
*******************************************************************************

Olga:
Who is that Ninja, Shalashaska?

Ocelot:
I cannot even guess.

Olga:
What about you?

'Snake':
I'm having the matter looked into.

Ocelot:
Olga, don't carry suspicion where it isn't due.

Olga:
Where it isn't do? When you watched my father die and did nothing.

Ocelot:
It's been two years ago, Olga. Let it go.

Olga:
I have the case file for Shadow Moses, by the way.

Ocelot:
Olga, how could you suspect me?

Olga:
I know that the Ninja is not one of my men.

Ocelot:
How meaningful you make that sound. Of Sergei were still alive...

Olga:
If the old man were still alive I wouldn't need to take orders from you!

Ocelot:
Olga, Sergei was my best friend.

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Olga pulls out her pistol. Ocelot takes out his revolver in retaliation. They
stand with their guns drawn.
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Olga:
If you sell us out, I'll kill you myself!

Ocelot:
Listen daughter of Sergei. Don't ever let me see your gun pointed at me again!

Olga:
If you wish. I'll put a bullet in your back instead.

Olga puts her gun away. Ocelot twirls his gun and puts it away as well.

'Snake':
Enough! I let you both in when no one else would. You think any government
would have you two as illregulars in this political climate? The worst kind of
wetworks maybe -- but even that's doubtful. I recommend against switching
camps. You've nowhere left to go.

*******************************************************************************
Olga leaves the room. A few seconds later, Ocelot's arm begins to freak out.
He clutches it and screams.
*******************************************************************************

Ocelot:
U-ughh!

'Snake':
It's happening again?

Ocelot:
This damn right arm -- Liquid! It's almost as if it's having it's revenge.

'Snake':
How much do you think we spent on that arm in Leyon?  The best transplant
surgery team in the world.

Ocelot:
I never trush a Frenchman.

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Ocelot uses a device to shock his arm.
*******************************************************************************

Ocelot:
There's something going on. The incidents are becoming more frequent. Maybe
that man's presence...

'Snake':
Ocelot, I leave this place in your hands. I have the intruder to take care of.

Ocelot:
Yes, King.

*******************************************************************************
The man exits the room. Raiden puts down the microphone and speaks to Ames.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
Is that really, Solid Snake?

Ames:
That's what he claims.

Raiden:
I thought Snake was dead.

Ames:
Solid Snake did die. But he's also here in the Shell. Either he survived or
there is two of them.

Raiden:
Two of them?

Ames:
And that's impossible.

*******************************************************************************
They switch back to Codec.
*******************************************************************************

Ames:
Anyway, what did you manage to catch?

Raiden:
They said password input was complete...

Ames:
I thought so...

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

Ames:
That's right.

Raiden:
So this means the President is cooperating with them?

Ames:
It would have to be, yes. Probably tired of being a puppet. But it wasn't a
smart move to betray us...

Raiden:
...a puppet?

Ames:
We're running out of time. They WILL fire a nuke. You know what you need to do
before then.

Raiden:
Fire the nuke? But it's nowhere close to the ransom deadline.

Ames:
Ransom?

Raiden:
Thirty billion dollars in cash...

Ames:
What are you babbling about! The nuclear strike is not a threat -- it's been
the objective all along!

Raiden:
They plan to slaughter millions of people!?

Ames:
No -- a high-altitude detonation. You've heard of the Compton Effect?

Raiden:
The total disruption of electronic equipment caused by EMMA pulse.

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

Raiden:
If one of the key movers of world economy stops functioning, it could mean the
beginning of a global depression.

Ames:
But that isn't their aim. What they plan to do is "liberate" Manhattan, pull it
offline, and turn it into some kind of a republic.

Raiden:
Hence "Sons of Liberty," I suppose.

Ames:
"Sons of Liberty"...? Damn, Ocelot is coming! I'm going offline.

*******************************************************************************
Ocelot begins to exit the room toward the north.
*******************************************************************************

Ames:
Search my pocket. Hurry!

*******************************************************************************
Raiden does so. He finds a keycard.
*******************************************************************************

Ames:
It's a security card. You'll be able to unlock doors of up to level 3 security.
Use it to get to Shell 2. Take care of the President before they launch the
nuke.

*******************************************************************************
Ocelot slowly begins to walk toward Ames and Raiden.
*******************************************************************************

Ames:
He's coming! Pick up your AK!

*******************************************************************************
Raiden does so just as Ocelot arrives.
*******************************************************************************

Ocelot:
What do you think you're doing?

Ames:
I asked him to remove these. I'm ill, you see.

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

Ames:
What are you talking about?

Ocelot:
No need for denials. You know what you are -- Colonel Ames. They knew that the
President was planning to betray them, so they sent you in to keep tabs on him.
Am I right?

Ames:
You --!

*******************************************************************************
Ocelot takes out his revolver and points it at Ames' head.
*******************************************************************************

Ocelot:
Sorry Colonel, you failed to carry out your duties.

Ames:
You'll never escape the la-li-lu-le-lo --!

Ocelot:
Is that so?

*******************************************************************************
Suddenly, something goes wrong with Ames. He gets up and starts to shake and
walk slowly toward Ocelot.
*******************************************************************************

Ocelot:
What the...

Richard Ames:
You -- you tricked me... I understand now. Ocelot --

*******************************************************************************
Richard Ames then collapses to the floor, dead. Raiden looks down astounded at
the man's sudden death. Ocelot then notices him.
*******************************************************************************

Ocelot:
You, which team are you with? Show me your face!

*******************************************************************************
Another soldier runs in and points his gun at Raiden.
*******************************************************************************

Ocelot:
You know who he is?

Soldier:
No, he is not one of mine.

Ocelot:
Identify yourself!

*******************************************************************************
More soldiers run in. The 1st soldier pulls off Raiden's mask.
*******************************************************************************

Ocelot:
We meet at last.

*******************************************************************************
He goes to shoot Raiden when suddenly the ninja, Mr. X, leaps from the ceiling
and nearly slices off Ocelot's arm...again. Ocelot quickly dodges this time
though. The nearby soldiers open fire on the intruder. Mr. X deflects the
shots with his sword. However, some of the bullets richocet off the sword and
strike the hostages.
*******************************************************************************

Ocelot:
Hold you fire! We need the hostages alive.

Mr. X:
Hurry, get away!

*******************************************************************************
Mr. X goes into a fighting stance and covers Raiden's escape.
*******************************************************************************

Ocelot:
You! But you died!

Raiden is now up the stairs. The guards turn around and open fire on him. Mr. X
leaps across the room and covers Raiden.
*******************************************************************************

Mr. X:
Leave this to me.

*******************************************************************************
Raiden hurries into the hallway. There is a announcement over the speakers
putting all soldiers on Red Alert. Raiden contacts the Colonel.
*******************************************************************************

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

Colonel:
Hm, that's unfortunate. However, we do at least know where the President is.

Raiden:
So there really is a new type of Metal Gear in this place?

Colonel:
Apparently. We're still looking into it...

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

Colonel:
Chri--, it was a cover-up all along...

Raiden:
Colonel! What are you keeping from me!

Colonel:
I am not keeping back anything! It's not as though I'm told all the facts
either! I'm pulling in all the favors I can to look into all this. Just be a
little patient. Our priority should be with the President right now. We can
take it that they've completed the password entry and are preparing Metal Gear
for nuclear strike. Get to the President as soon as possible.

Raiden:
But the President is cooperating with them --

Colonel:
According to Ames, yes. But it's also true that they're about to get rid of the
President. There's something else going on here, and the President may be able
to tell you what it is when you see him in person. Once they get the
confirmation for nuclear launch, they'll do it. You need to rescue the
President before then.

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

Raiden:
All right...

*******************************************************************************
He ends the call.
*******************************************************************************

================================================
     H. Do all Ex-Presidents get like this?
================================================

*******************************************************************************
Raiden leaves Shell 1 Core and makes his way to the Shell 1-Shell 2 Connecting
Bridge. He peeks out the corner to observe the area. Raiden then gets a call
over Codec. It is Pliskin.
*******************************************************************************

Pliskin:
Raiden, can you hear me?

Raiden:
Pliskin? Where have you been?

Pliskin:
Checking around. I'm in Strut H right now. How's the situation over there?

Raiden:
We have a lead on the President's location.

Pliskin:
Where is he?

Raiden:
Shell 2 Core, the first floor.

Pliskin:
I'm cut off from the core where I am. It's a mess here.

Raiden:
All right. I'm on my way to Shell 2 right now.

Pliskin:
There are IR sensors in place on the connecting bridge between Shells 1 and 2.
If you break the beams, the Semtex will go off.

Raiden:
Yeah, I heard them talking about that.

Pliskin:
Target the control units and destroy them. Make sure you don't shoot the
Semtex.

Raiden:
What do the control units look like?

Pliskin:
Take a look with your binoculars.

*******************************************************************************
Raiden does so.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
That's the Semtex... And that must be the control unit.

*******************************************************************************
Raiden takes out his PSG-1 and carefully snipes the control units. He walks
forward and gets a call from Pliskin.
*******************************************************************************

Pliskin:
Raiden, I found us a ride.

Raiden:
I'm all ears.

Pliskin:
One of the enemy's Kasatkas.

Raiden:
Is it in good shape?

Pliskin:
Full tank. I'm heading for Shell 1 now. What about that Harrier?

Raiden:
It's not on the heliport here.

Pliskin:
Good. I'll set this one down there then.

Raiden:
Can you cover the hostages? They're being held on level B1 in the core.
Pliskin, you didn't happen to find any other places where hostages were being
held, did you?

Pliskin:
No -- nothing like that.

Raiden:
OK...

Pliskin:
How many hostages are there?

Raiden:
There's a few short of thirty. One dead, and several wounded.

Pliskin:
The Kasatka's cargo area will hold thirteen max.

Raiden:
What about the other Kasatka?

Pliskin:
I sabotaged it. It can't come after us if it can't get off the ground. We'll
have to make two trips.

Raiden:
Can you fly a Kasatka?

Pliskin:
I have a pilot who's flown the civilian model, the KA-62, in VR. There's not a
whole lot of difference between the military KA-60 and the civilian model.

???:
Cleared for takeoff...

Pliskin:
Raiden, let me introduce you to my partner -- Otacon.

Raiden:
"Otacon"?

Otacon:
Hey, Raiden. Nice to meet you.

Pliskin:
Raiden, I'll talk to you later.

*******************************************************************************
Raiden then contacts the Colonel.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
Colonel, I need some answers from you. Who exactly is Pliskin and his partner?

Colonel:
I know what you're thinking.

Raiden:
It keeps coming back to Shadow Moses. And now this Otacon...

Rose:
A.k.a. Hal Emmerich, Ph.D. A Shadow Moses survivor. Snake and Otacon both
became fugitives after Shadow Moses, wanted for acts of terrorism.

Raiden:
An anti-Metal Gear organization...

Rose:
They sabotaged and destroyed countless Metal Gear units throughout the world...
And were responsible for the incident two years ago that necessitated the
construction of the Big Shell.

Raiden:
Snake and his partner aren't terrorists.

Rose:
Jack, why are you defending them?

Raiden:
I look back on what I've done here so far and things like training and sense of
duty alone won't get you through a sneaking mission like this.

Rose:
Jack, are you okay?

Raiden:
You need something -- higher. I can't think of the right word, but...it has to
be pure will, backed up by -- by courage, or ideals, or something like that.
I'd stake my life on it. The Solid Snake that saved Shadow Moses couldn't turn
into a terrorist.

Colonel:
Maybe that's true, but they went down with that tanker two years ago. We even
recovered Snake's body. And the DNA test results on the body say it's him.

Rose:
Jack, I know what you're saying, but Snake is dead. He can't be here, not even
as this Dr. Hal Emmerich.

Raiden:
But that also means that he can't be the terrorist leader behind this thing.

*******************************************************************************
Raiden ends transmission. Just as he does the Katsaka with Pliskin and Otacon
on it flies toward the platform. Pliskin waves as they fly toward the heliport.
At the northern end of the platform Raiden notices a figure lurking in the
shadows. He is wearing a long black cape and has short gray hair. He is leaning
against the wall.
*******************************************************************************

Man in Cape:
I've been waiting for you. A messenger -- from the Patriots!

*******************************************************************************
He stares at Raiden.
*******************************************************************************

Man in Cape:
Where do I know you from...

Raiden:
So your the boss around here?

Man in Cape:
No, not just around here. I'm the boss to surpass Big Boss himself.

*******************************************************************************
The man stands straight, still in the shadows.
*******************************************************************************

Man in Cape:
Solid Snake.

*******************************************************************************
From the nearby chopper, Pliskin (with his super hearing) yells out.
*******************************************************************************

Pliskin:
No! That is not Solid Snake!

*******************************************************************************
The chopper flies toward toward the 'Snake'.
*******************************************************************************

'Snake':
What a pleasant surprise -- brother.

Pliskin:
Save it, your no brother of mine.

'Snake':
Don't say you've forgotten me -- Snake.

*******************************************************************************
The figure steps into the light.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
Snake?

Pliskin:
Raiden, take cover!

*******************************************************************************
Snake fires off a clip at the man. One of the bullets hit the nearby Semtex.
The man dashes forward. His cape burns to ashes from the explosion, but he
remains uneffected. Under the cape is a full exoskeleton Sneaking Suit, similar
to the Ninja's. The man stands in the fire and looks at the chopper.
*******************************************************************************

Pliskin:
Stop impersonating him!

*******************************************************************************
Pliskin fires off more shots. The man blocks them all with his arm.
*******************************************************************************

Solidus Snake:
Brother, I'm a whole different game from Liquid! HRRRRR!!

*******************************************************************************
The man's muscles bulge to twice the size.
*******************************************************************************

Solidus:
GHHHH!!

*******************************************************************************
Pliskin loads a grenade and shoots it at Solidus. Solidus jumps high in the air
and avoids it. Raiden is knocked back into the railings by the explosion.
Solidus lands on a nearby pipe outside of the platform.
*******************************************************************************

Solidus:
Is that the best you can do, Snake?

*******************************************************************************
Pliskin loads another grenade and fires. Solidus gets hit and goes flying down
below.
*******************************************************************************

Pliskin:
Did I get him!?

*******************************************************************************
Pliskin looks down below. He is greeted by Solidus standing on top of a Harrier
2 piloted by Vamp.
*******************************************************************************

Pliskin:
Otacon, were in trouble! It's the Harrier!

*******************************************************************************
The Katsaka retreats for now. Solidus, still atop the Harrier, returns his
muscles to their normal size.
*******************************************************************************

Solidus:
The world needs only one Big Boss!

*******************************************************************************
Solidus gets inside the Harrier.
*******************************************************************************

Solidus:
I'll drown you fools for interferring!

*******************************************************************************
The Harrier fires a missle at the Katsaka and barely misses it. It then flies
around one of the Struts. The Katsaka then flies back to Raiden.
*******************************************************************************

Pliskin:
Raiden, this is the Stinger Missle launcher. The Katsaka can't stand up to the
Harrier. You have to shoot the Harrier down.

*******************************************************************************
The Harrier appears in front of the Katsaka.
*******************************************************************************

Otacon:
Snake, we got company!

Pliskin:
I'm counting on you!

*******************************************************************************
Raiden quickly snatches the Stinger and battles the Harrier 2. After several
hits the Harrier takes too much damage and loses altitude. It crashes into the
platform, one of it's wings goes flying off. It then slowly descends toward
the waters below. Raiden and Solidus' catch a glimpse of one another. Solidus'
left eye is covered in blood. From below the waters something starts rushing to
the surface.
*******************************************************************************

Pliskin:
There's something coming up!

*******************************************************************************
Metal Gear RAY suddenly leaps out of the depths and catches the Harrier in
midair.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
It's Metal Gear!? It's already active!

*******************************************************************************
It then falls back down to the water and wades in it. It then fires off several
cluster missles. The rockets hit the Big Shell all over. One explodes near the
Katsaka's propeller and damages it. Another hits near Raiden. Raiden hangs onto
a broken pipe and struggles to get back to safety. Meanwhile, down below,
Solidus checks his wound.
*******************************************************************************

Solidus:
They got my eye!

*******************************************************************************
Vamp slowly stands up from the cockpit.
*******************************************************************************

Solidus:
Vamp -- go!

*******************************************************************************
Vamp leaps from the cockpit to the water below. Meanwhile the chopper lands at
the heliport. Raiden climbs up to a semi-sturdy platform. Down below there is a
strange sight; Vamp is running on water.
*******************************************************************************

Otacon:
Hey, what's that -- ?

Pliskin:
It's running on water...

*******************************************************************************
Raiden watches from above as Vamp leaps unto the side of a Strut and runs up
the wall. He then gets a call from Pliskin.
*******************************************************************************

Pliskin:
Raiden, you all right?

Raiden:
Yeah. How about you guys?

Pliskin:
Barely managed, but we're all right.

Raiden:
The chopper?

Pliskin:
We need some time for repairs.

Raiden:
Oh...

Pliskin:
The President's all yours.

Raiden:
OK... Can I ask you something? Are you THE Snake? They said you were dead...

Snake:
No, not me. There are still too many things I need to do.

Snake:
Snake, you're a legend -- and that's why I need to ask you this.

Snake:
Legend? A legend is nothing but fiction. Someone tells it, someone else
remembers, everybody passes it on.

Raiden:
I'm here because I was assigned to this mission, not because I want to. If I
could, I'd be out of here in a second. How could you come back to all this.
Why keep fighting?

Snake:
There's something my best friend said to me once.

Raiden:
Wha...?

Snake:
We're not tools of the government or anyone else. Fighting was the only thing I
was good at, but... At least I always fought for what I believed in...

Raiden:
What about -- what about the DNA results from that body?

Otacon:
That was Liquid's body. He and Snake are identical on the genetic level.

Raiden:
Liquid.

Otacon:
A deception -- for our own protection. We stole his frozen body from some
organization. Kind of a hassle though...

Raiden:
That's all there is to it.

Raiden:
Are you two really an NGO?

Otacon:
Insofar as we're a nonprofit organization of civilians advocating a cause, yes.
The cause happens to be the eradication of Metal Gear.

Snake:
We work on our own. But it's a cause worth fighting for.

Raiden:
Why would you stick your neck out for something this risky?

Snake:
That's the way I used to look at it, four years ago. I was holed up in the
middle of nowhere in Alaska, drinking too much.

Otacon:
We have a responsibility to the coming generations, to the world.

Raiden:
What responsibility?

Otacon:
To keep track of the mistakes we've made as a species.

Snake:
We need to remember -- to spread the word -- to fight for change. And that's
what keeps me alive.

Raiden:
You think you can change the future?

Snake:
I'm not as arrogant as that.

Raiden:
What you do isn't grassroots activism. It's more like terrorism.

Otacon:
I admit that... But our group, Philanthropy, received some information: a new
Metal Gear prototype was being developed here, and terrorists were planning to
raid the facility. The information came from a very reliable source.

Raiden:
So you're here to...

Otacon:
We're here to stop all that, but I also have a personal motive.

Snake:
Looks like the terrorists have his sister in the Big Shell. We're here on our
own, not under anyone's orders. We have our own battles. Otacon's here for
someone -- I'm not. This is a military mission.

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Snake ends transmission. Rose then calls Raiden.
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Rose:
Jack? Are you all right?

Raiden:
Just barely.

Rose:
You almost gave me a heart attack...

Raiden:
Sorry. Wasn't intentional.

Rose:
I know that. And I know I need to stay stronger.

Raiden:
Say a prayer for me, Rose. So I can come back...

Rose:
You will make it back. I'm with you all the way, remember...

Raiden:
That means a lot to me, you know.

Rose:
I'm going to save the data, okay Jack?

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Raiden saves the data. Raiden then speaks to the Colonel.
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Raiden:
Colonel, Metal Gear's already gone active...

Colonel:
It's not too late. You can still prevent a nuclear strike by securing the
President and preventing password confirmation from taking place. Get to the
President. He's in the core section of Shell 2.

Rose:
I'm checking the satellite images... Looks like you can get to the core from
the other side of Strut L.

Colonel:
The core hasn't gone under yet from what we can tell. Follow the railings down,
then jump onto the pipes.

Rose:
The only viable strut in the outer perimeter is the L. That attack just now
doesn't make any sense -- it's like they have no more use for this place.

Raiden:
Colonel, you were monitoring the Codec calls. That man was the real Snake, all
along...

Colonel:
Maybe.

Raiden:
Maybe?

Colonel:
Don't let your guard down with him.

Raiden:
Why do you say that?

Colonel:
Because they were never a part of the simulation. They're an unknown factor.

Raiden:
You can take your simulation and...! We're out here, we bleed, we die!

Rose:
Calm down!

Colonel:
I suggest that you do, Raiden. Even if that is Snake, that has no bearing on
your mission.

Raiden:
Colonel, you and Snake used to be on the same side. I don't understand. I read
about you and Snake in "In the Darkness of Shadow Moses" --

Colonel:
I don't give a damn what that piece of trash said. Do you get me?

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The Colonel ends transmission. Raiden makes his way past the rubble two guards
begin patrolling the area.
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Guard A:
This is not a pretty sight.

Guard B:
Hurry up and check the situation!

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Raiden makes his way past the guards and other hazards. Farther down he
encounters a guard pissing off the edge of a wall.
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Pissing Guard:
Uggh... I'm going to go in my pants... Nobody's lookin'... Right...?

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Raiden makes his way past the "waterworks". He eventually makes his way into
the Shell 2 core. Inside he finds Olga Gurlukovich talking to Solidus over a
radio. Raiden takes out his directional microphone and listens in.
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Solidus:
Snake, he's here -- in Shell 1.

Olga:
My father has some unfinished buisness with him.

Solidus:
Olga, calm yourself! I'm not changing my plans for your personal feelings.

Olga:
Then screw your plan. I've been waiting for this day for two years and I will
send him to the bottom of the ocean -- right next to my old man!

Solidus:
The launch comes first!

Olga:
Damn.

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Olga punches the wall.
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Olga:
Where's Ocelot?

Solidus:
Why?

Olga:
I don't trust him.

Solidus:
Don't talk that way about one of you own!

Olga:
He's not "one of my own". He left my father to die, remember?

Solidus:
We'll talk later. We need to get started on the final check for the unit.

Olga:
Alright, I'm heading back there.

Solidus:
The upper connecting bridge for Shell 1 is down.

Olga:
What about the chopper?

Solidus:
The Kamov is out of action. Take the Oil Fence from Strut L.

Olga:
I'll tell my men to get started.

Solidus:
Not yet, there retrieval comes last. The intruder is still at large.

Olga:
Hmm...

Solidus:
What about the other?

Olga:
He's got luck on his side.

Solidus:
He survived that explosion... Listen, Olga, the code confirmation is in one
hour. Keep the President alive until then!

Olga:
I know, no one gets in here. Turn the currents on.

Solidus:
Of course.

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A high-voltage current goes through the floor in front of the room where the
President is being held.
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Solidus:
High-voltage currents on.

Olga:
The door stays shut unless the President manages to take out that circut panel
from inside the room -- and that's no job for bare hands.

Solidus:
Alright, come back immediately.

Olga:
One more thing --

Solidus:
What?

Olga:
We live for Russia when this mission is over. I want half the money for that.

Solidus:
Of course -- that was part of the original plan.

Olga:
We're living for ourselves after this. If anyone wants to stay, I want you to
take good care of them.

Solidus:
Gladly -- Gurlukovich soldiers are the cream of the crop.

Olga:
It's time they went free...

Solidus:
What happened to rebuilding Mother Russia?

Olga:
The old man is dead -- the world is a different place now.

Solidus:
It's your life.

Olga:
Just a reminder, I'm going to say this one last time: Don't try anything on us.

Solidus:
The feeling is mutual.

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Olga leaves the area. Raiden then contacts the Colonel.
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Raiden:
I'm in front of the room where they're keeping the President.

Colonel:
Everything all right?

Raiden:
No sign of flooding, but I can't get close to the door. The floor is
electrified.

Colonel:
Don't test it. You'll be bacon.

Raiden:
Any suggestions?

Colonel:
Remember the Shadow Moses VR training.

Raiden:
Take out the circuit panel?

Colonel:
Right.

Raiden:
But there's no way into the room.

Colonel:
Try ventilation ducts.

Raiden:
Yeah, I think I see one.

Colonel:
Look for a remote-control missile launcher. You can guide it through the duct
into the room.

Raiden:
-- then target the circuit panel. Got it.

Colonel:
Right. But make sure you don't hit the President.

Raiden:
The President is wired with nanomachines. If we know the frequency, I can raise
him...

Colonel:
We've tried that repeatedly, but there's no response. It looks like the walls
have a built-in radio shield.

Raiden:
So that's why Ames lost contact with him...

Colonel:
If you need to confirm his position, you can log into the node.

Raiden:
Understood.

Colonel:
Locate a remote-control missile launcher first.

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Raiden signs off. He goes down to B1 to find the Nikita. The bottom level is
completely flooded. He calls the Colonel.
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Raiden:
Colonel, B1 is completely flooded from what I can see.

Colonel:
You'll have to swim through.

Raiden:
I'm fine with swimming.

Colonel:
Stroke the water and move forward by pushing the Punch button. Push in rapid
succession to swim faster. Change your heading with the left analog stick. Up
will take you up, down takes you lower, left and right face those directions.
The O2 Gauge will appear under your Life Gauge while you're underwater. The
gauge corresponds to the amount of air you can hold from a single deep breath.
Once the O2 Gauge falls to zero, the Life Gauge will start to drop. You need to
be aware of that.

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The Colonel signs off. Raiden searches and finds a Nikita Missle launcher. He
then returns to the first floor and fires a Stinger into the President's room.
Carefully, he guides it through the ducts and past the terrifed President and
into the circut panel. Raiden then enters the room with the President. He
encounters the Commander-in-Cheif, President James Johnson. The President has
gray hair and is wearing a white shirt with a red tie and black pants.
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Raiden:
President Johnson.

President Johnson:
So your finally here...

Raiden:
You've been expecting me?

President Johnson:
Your equipment -- that Skull Suit isn't exactly standard military issue.

Raiden:
Are you alright, sir?

President Johnson:
Is this some kind of sick joke -- I thought you came to kill me?

Raiden:
?

President Johnson:
I'm prepared to face the consequences of my actions.

Raiden:
What are you -- ?

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The President reaches forward and grabs Raiden'm manhood (no, really.)
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Raiden:
What the -- !?

President Johnson:
Your...a man? Hmm...well, who are you?

Raiden:
FOXHOUND, sir.

President Johnson:
FOXHOUND? I see. Now things are starting to make a little sense. Switch over to
nanocommunications so nobody can listen in.

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They do so.
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Raiden:
Do you read me, sir?

President Johnson:
Uh... yes.

Raiden:
Mr. President. It's my understanding that the terrorists have managed to input
the code sequence necessary for launching a nuclear strike...

President Johnson:
That's correct. I punched the sequence in myself.

Raiden:
You're working for them!?

President Johnson:
If you asked me two hours ago, my answer would have been yes. Right now,
they're keeping me alive until my vital signs are reconfirmed.

Raiden:
They betrayed you?

President Johnson:
I wouldn't quite put it that way. I wanted power. They sought destruction.

Raiden:
But why stoop to terrorism!?

President Johnson:
I wanted absolute power.

Raiden:
But you're the President -- you have power...

President Johnson:
No. I'm just a figurehead.

Raiden:
?

President Johnson:
I don't have any control. The real power is in the Patriots' hands.

Raiden:
The Patriots...?

President Johnson:
The truth behind this country... I'm not surprised you've never heard of them.
Very few are aware of their existence, even among those with codeword
clearance.

Raiden:
?

President Johnson:
Politics, the military, the economy -- they control it all. They even choose
who becomes President... Putting it simply, the Patriots rule this country.

Raiden:
No...

President Johnson:
Hard to believe, isn't it? But it's the truth. The Space Defense, income tax
reduction and the National Missile Defense (NMD) programs -- Every policy
that's been credited to me was actually done according to their instructions.

Raiden:
Space Defense was initiated by Congress...

President Johnson:
That's what the Patriots want the country to believe... It's all a show.
"Democracy" is just a filler for textbooks! Think about it! Do you actually
believe that public opinion influences the government?

Raiden:
...No.

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

Raiden:
...

President Johnson:
Don't look at me like that -- I'm legally sane, you know.

Raiden:
It's not your sanity that worries me...

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The blury portraits of twelve men appear on the screen. There is a red bar over
their eyes.
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President Johnson:
The Patriots -- even I don't know who the actual members are. Are they
financial, political, or military leaders? No one knows who the Patriots really
are. Even my instructions  come from a cut-out. All I've been told is that
every key decision is made by  a group of twelve men known as the Wisemen's
Committee.

Raiden:
Your Office...? The White House...?

President Johnson:
Merely puppets. Pawns in a game. By pledging my loyalty, an insignificant son
of a senator was awarded the Presidency. Of course, that wasn't the only price
I had to pay...

Raiden:
What do you mean?

President Johnson:
Even if a pawn becomes a queen, it is still just a playing piece... I wanted to
leave my own mark in history. But my ambitions were... You'll understand
someday...

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

Raiden:
And that justifies acts of terrorism?

President Johnson:
Yes. I'd intended to use the new Metal Gear as a bargaining chip...

Raiden:
Bargaining chip?

President Johnson:
But I underestimated Solidus... he actually wants to challenge the Patriots --
...even if it means the destruction of the world!

Raiden:
What are you saying?

President Johnson:
Whether you believe it or not, the balance of power rests in the hands of the
Patriots. They regulate the country's various interests through controlled
presentation, staging a "drama" that is palatable to the general masses. Can
you imagine what would happen if they ceased to function?

Raiden:
?

President Johnson:
Picture a massive political vacuum, a space that every power-monger will try to
fill for their own greedy ends. I'm talking about an unregulated power
struggle -- panic, civil war... chaos. Like it or not -- the Patriots is an
organization that must continue to exist.

Raiden:
So you changed your mind because you wanted to avoid global chaos?

President Johnson:
When I told Solidus that I wished to prevent disaster, he replied that pawns
can never become players...

Raiden:
And who is this... Solidus?

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Pictures of ex-President, George Sears, are shown.
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President Johnson:
My predecessor... George Sears. That was the name the public came to know him
by. But I knew him by his codename, "Solidus Snake." He was the third Snake,
preceded by Solid and Liquid... a survivor of the Les Enfants Terrible project.
Neither Solid nor Liquid, he was a well-balanced masterpiece that the Patriots
saw fit to entrust with the Presidency. However, he fell out of grace with the
organization four years ago when, acting on his own, he started an incident.

Raiden:
Four years ago... Shadow Moses?

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Flashbacks of Shadow Moses.
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President Johnson:
Yes, that's right. At the time, the DARPA Chief, Donald Anderson -- together
with certain influential parties -- initiated the development of Metal Gear REX
and an advanced nuclear warhead. However, this did not fall in line with the
Patriots' plans. What's more, Solidus decided on his own to send his most
trusted man, Ocelot, to provoke Liquid Snake, bringing about the said
incident. As a result, he succeeded in obtaining  REX and the data on the
warhead. But in doing so, he ended up revealing the existence... of both REX
and the Genome army -- a blunder that earned him the wrath of the Patriots.
Shortly thereafter, Solidus was removed from the Presidential Office.

Raiden:
I thought he resigned...

President Johnson:
That's the story given to the general public. Following his "resignation," the
Patriots selected me -- their new pawn, for the Presidency.

Raiden:
But that would mean that the Presidential race was --

President Johnson:
That was quite a show, wasn't it? It was a well-scripted drama staged by the
Patriots for the benefit of the public. Even the Democrats and Republicans were
dancing to the Patriots' tune. Everything went according to plan, but for one
exception...

Raiden:
?

President Johnson:
Following his resignation, Solidus' health was scheduled to fail him, bringing
about his untimely death.

Raiden:
Capped...?

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

Raiden:
What opportunity?

President Johnson:
The completion of the new Metal Gear project -- an opportunity that would even
his odds against the Patriots. By stealing the Patriots' most valued project,
he would be able to place them in a very uncomfortable position. It's the only
chance he has for survival. Once he has the new Metal Gear, he'll declare war
against the Patriots. Needless to say, he must be stopped.

Raiden:
Metal Gear is already operational...

President Johnson:
No. Not yet.

Raiden:
?

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

Raiden:
Then, where's the new Metal Gear? You're standing in it. To be more precise,
this entire "Big Shell" facility is the new Metal Gear.

Raiden:
What'd you say?

President Johnson:
No. I'm quite serious. The upper structure that you've seen is camouflage
designed to represent an offshore cleanup facility. The main structure extends
from the foundation all the way down to the ocean floor. The connecting
elevator is located on the B2 floor of the Shell 1 Core. Arsenal Gear... that's
the code name for the new Metal Gear.

Raiden:
Arsenal?

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Pictures of Arsenal Gear are shown.
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President Johnson:
That's right... Arsenal. We're talking about an impregnable fortress carrying a
load of over a couple of thousand missiles including nuclear warheads -- all
protected by a horde of  mass-produced Metal Gear RAY units.

Raiden:
Mass-produced...?

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

Raiden:
So now anti-Metal Gears are guarding a Metal Gear?

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

Raiden:
What kind of idiotic weapon --?

President Johnson:
Weapon? No. You're not seeing the full picture.

Raiden:
?

President Johnson:
Arsenal Gear is more than just a military tool...

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Back to Codec, again.
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President Johnson:
It is a means to preserve the world as it is. It will establish a new form of
control.

Raiden:
The Patriots will use it to keep their place as the country's true rulers.

President Johnson:
...Right now they feel pressured and threatened.

Raiden:
By what?

President Johnson:
They fear an overabundance of digital information -- the world will drown in
the coming flood of information, and they along with it.

Raiden:
?

President Johnson:
The Arsenal plans include a system to digitally manage the flow of information,
making it possible to shape the "truth" for their own purposes. In short, the
Arsenal's system is the key to their supremacy.

Raiden:
The key...?

President Johnson:
Yes, the "GW" system is the Patriots' trump card. Arsenal Gear will be fully
operational when "GW" is successfully integrated. Once operational, it will be
a completely new form of power for the Patriots to wield. I had hoped to seize
the project from them so that I would be in a strong bargaining position...

Raiden:
Bargain for what?

President Johnson:
I'd hoped to trade my way into their ranks. But Solidus preferred rebellion.
Outer Heaven -- his plan to unleash a nuclear blast over the skies of Wall
Street to break the Patriots' control over the business community -- is also a
key factor in his offensive effort.

Raiden:
Outer Heaven...?

President Johnson:
Listen. There isn't much time. The "football" served as the key for activating
Arsenal Gear. I've already input the necessary code sequence... It won't be
long before "GW" begins to establish connections with other external systems
and Arsenal Gear becomes fully operational. Stop them before that happens. That
is your role.

Raiden:
Role?

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

Raiden:
Emma -- Emmerich?

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

Raiden:
I thought the levels below us were flooded?

President Johnson:
I'm sure they won't let her die just yet as she's the only remaining programmer
for this project. According to Ocelot, she was being held in locker room
located in the northwest part of level B1. Cut transmission, and get moving!

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They end transmission. The President hands Raiden a keycard.
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President Johnson:
Here's security card 4. It will give you access all the way to Emma's location.
Give this to her when you find her.

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President Johnson hands Raiden a disc.
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Raiden:
What is it?

President Johnson:
A program to disrupt the control functions between GW and Arsenal Gear. Take
Emma to the computer room on level B2 of the Shell 1 core. She'll know how to
load the program into the main system.

Raiden:
A virus?

President Johnson:
That's right. Modeled after FOX-DIE -- a biological weapon used to selectively
eliminate personel with a specific genetic code.

Raiden:
But why do you have it?

President Johnson:
The Patriots had it engineered as a fail-safe. And Ocelot forgot to search me.
You've got to hurry! That disc is the only way your going to stop Arsenal!

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The President stands silent for a moment.
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President Johnson:
Well...I've told you everything you need to know.

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He turns his back to Raiden.
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President Johnson:
There's only one thing that remains to be done...

Raiden:
?

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The President grabs Raiden's SOCOM and points it at his heart.
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President Johnson:
Kill me.

Raiden:
What the...?

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They struggle for the gun.
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President Johnson:
There's no time to argue! The final check for my vital ID could start any
second now. If you kill me now you'll at least prevent the nuclear strike.

Raiden:
Cut it out!

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They continue to struggle.
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President Johnson:
Do it --!! That's your role! Pull!!

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The President is suddenly shot in the heart. He screams in pain as blood pours
from the wound. He collapses to the ground.
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Ocelot:
That's abusing your right to free speech, Mr. President...

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Revolver Ocelot is standing by the doorway. His Colt SAA is drawn.
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Ocelot:
Or is it Ex-president?

Raiden:
The President -- why did you!?

Ocelot:
Alas, my finger must have slipped...

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He puts his gun away.
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Ocelot:
I'll see you around -- "Carrier Boy".

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Ocelot runs out the door. Raiden tries to go after him, but the dying President
stops him.
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President Johnson:
Forget him... He...did us a favor... Without freedom, there is no difference
between submission and rebellion. My only real choice is to put a end to this
charade. Let me at least have the freedom to end it myself...

Raiden:
What are you -- ?

President James Johnson:
Find Emma... Stop Arsenal...! This is my last order...as your
Commander-in-Chief... I'm counting on you...

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The President then dies. Raiden leaves the room into the hallway and contacts
the Colonel.
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Raiden:
Colonel, the President is dead.

Colonel:
I see... I'm sorry to hear that.

Raiden:
Where do we go from here?

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

Raiden:
Do you actually think there's any truth to his story about this "Big Shell"
facility being a front for Arsenal Gear?

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

Raiden:
Aren't you forgetting that he was part of the terrorist plot?

Colonel:
All the more reason why I believe his information is reliable. We're talking
about a man who chose to die rather than risk a nuclear holocaust. Thanks to
his sacrifice, the nuclear launch authority has shifted to the Vice President,
effectively eliminating the terrorist threat.

Raiden:
Colonel, when you put it like that, it almost sounds like I should've
assassinated the President to "eliminate the threat."

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

Rose:
The Colonel has a point, Jack.

Raiden:
What about the information he gave me on the "Patriots"?

Colonel:
That's a new one on me. I'll see what I can find out. Raiden, we're running out
of time. Find Emma. She's supposed to be located on level B1, in the core of
that building you're in, right? You've got to find her before Arsenal becomes
fully operational.

Rose:
Hurry Jack!

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

Raiden:
Understood.... Raiden out.

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Snake then calls Raiden.
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Snake:
What's your status, Raiden?

Raiden:
Snake? The President... he's been assassinated. There was nothing I could do --

Snake:
What about the nuclear strike code sequence!?

Raiden:
He died before his vital ID could be reconfirmed.

Snake:
Then the enemy's lost their nuclear strike capability --

Raiden:
But, that Ocelot guy obviously killed the President on purpose. Why? It doesn't
make any sense. They had to know that they couldn't launch the nuke if they
killed the President.

Otacon:
Maybe there's a way to launch without reconfirming the vital ID?

Snake:
Or maybe they've found a more effective weapon within Arsenal Gear.

Raiden:
You knew about Arsenal Gear!?

Snake:
Yeah...

Raiden:
Why didn't you tell me about it!?

Snake:
You never asked.

Raiden:
Am I correct in assuming you also know that the Big Shell's a front for the
project!?

Snake:
You mean, did I know that the Big Shell, a fully functional environmental
cleanup facility, was designed to camouflage Arsenal Gear? Yeah, I did.

Raiden:
It's exactly what the President and Ames described... a massive cover story.

Otacon:
The good news is that it hasn't really done much in terms of cleaning up the
environment, so we won't have to worry about any toxic gas being released if we
have to blow the house down.

Raiden:
Right... and when did you find out about all of this?

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

Raiden:
...

Snake:
There's no doubt that Arsenal Gear is being built here...then it was all set up
two years ago on that day -- all of it.

Raiden:
Two years ago... What really happened here?

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Pictures of Metal Gear RAY are shown at news websites and on newspapers.
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Snake:
I took these photos two years ago.

Raiden:
I remember these pictures. They were on the news and several websites. If I
remember right, the reporters blamed you for sinking the tanker.

Snake:
That's right. Otacon. Me. We were used.

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

Raiden:
I've gone through VR training of the Tanker mission before.

Snake:
Yeah? Well I doubt it accurately simulates the events of that actual mission.

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

Otacon:
Olga and Ocelot were among the raiding party.

Snake:
Yeah. And him...

Raiden:
Who're you talking about?

Snake:
A man that was supposed to be dead. Their target was also Metal Gear RAY. But
Ocelot eliminated Colonel Gurlukovich and Marine Commander Scott Dolph -- and
he hijacked RAY.

Raiden:
So he betrayed them?

Snake:
I don't know what kind of deal was going down. All I remember is what Ocelot
said at the time -- something about taking it back. Ocelot then sank the tanker
along with the soldiers of the Marine Corps...

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Back to Codec.
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Raiden:
How did you manage to get out?

Snake:
Otacon managed to have a small boat ready for me.

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

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

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More flashbacks of Chapter 1.
*******************************************************************************

Otacon:
Photos of Snake -- taken by the Cypher -- were released to the public. In turn,
we became the world's most wanted environmental terrorists... It was definitely
a move aimed at putting a stop to our anti-Metal Gear activities.

Raiden:
But why did they choose Snake?

Otacon:
Since the Shadow Moses incident, Snake became sort of a hero. I think the
Patriots weren't too happy about that.

Raiden:
You knew about the Patriots!?

Otacon:
Well yes... to a certain degree.

Raiden:
It seems like everyone knows about them except me.

Otacon:
They didn't choose Snake to be a hero...

Raiden:
So they decided to do a smear campaign.

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

Raiden:
That's it! They set all this up  just to nail you guys?

Otacon:
No. There's more to it than that -- the Marines' Metal Gear RAY project headed
by Commander Dolph was carried out in opposition to the Navy's Arsenal Gear
project. To be more precise, the Patriots considered Metal Gear RAY to be a
thorn in their side. Hence, they attacked the dummy tanker and stole RAY...
They followed this up with the perfect plan. They immediately sent a fully
loaded tanker to the same location and sank it, then set up the facility to
camouflage the development of Arsenal Gear.

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

Raiden:
Colonel Gurlukovich... and his daughter, Olga?

Otacon:
Both fell victim to Ocelot's plot.

Raiden:
Was Solidus behind all this? He used  Ocelot to get hold of RAY, huh?

Otacon:
No. He was underground, keeping a low profile at the time.

Raiden:
Then it must be the Patriots...

Otacon:
If that's the case, what's Ocelot doing alongside Solidus?

Raiden:
?

*******************************************************************************
Back to Codec.
*******************************************************************************

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

Otacon:
Right. If the opposition gets control of those missiles...

Snake:
Raiden -- you've got to find Emma.

Raiden:
Wait a second. Isn't Emma Emmerich --

Otacon:
My sister.

Raiden:
What's she doing here? You got me. She's a computer whiz who specializes in
neural-AI and ultra-variable volume data analysis using complex logic. How she
got involved in weapons development is beyond me.

Raiden:
...

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

Otacon:
Raiden -- find her.

Raiden:
I'm on my way.

===============================================
     J. Samurai Jack really let himself go
===============================================

*******************************************************************************
Raiden goes to level B1 and makes his way through the flooded corridors. He
finds a air pocket. When he surfaces he receives a call from Otacon.
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Otacon:
Raiden, are you reading me? This is Otacon. What's your situation?

Raiden:
Wet and miserable... this place is flooded. The seawater that's been pumped up
is pouring into the building.

Otacon:
I see. Listen, there's something I have to tell you about E.E.

Raiden:
Don't worry about her. I'll get her out --

Otacon:
She's afraid of water.

Raiden:
What!?

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

Raiden:
She can't swim!?

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

Raiden:
That pretty much coincides with what the Colonel told me...

Raiden:
When the accident happened, I was in my room. I learned later that E.E. was
calling me for help... She didn't doubt for a minute that I'd be there. You
could see the pool from my room... but I didn't realize at the time that she
needed my help.

Raiden:
What were you doing?

Otacon:
I... I was...

Raiden:
So Emma survived the ordeal...

Otacon:
Yeah. But my father didn't...

Raiden:
So you blamed yourself and left your family?

Otacon:
No. E.E. seems to believe that was the case. The fact is... I betrayed her.

Raiden:
And you think that she can't swim because of the traumatic experience?

Otacon:
I haven't seen her since that day... but yes, I think so. I got a letter from
Julie, her mother, after they moved back to England. In her letter, she
mentioned that E.E. couldn't swim anymore... that she refused to even wear a
bathing suit.

Raiden:
Damn! If she still can't swim, we're in trouble... level B1 in the core is
pretty much flooded.

Otacon:
Look... maybe you can help her overcome the trauma.

Raiden:
You want me to help her get over it?

Otacon:
It's still going to take some time to repair the Kamov.

Snake:
Sorry, kid. Emma's rescue is up to you.

Raiden:
Thanks. An underwater mission... well, this is a first. Look -- I'll see what I
can do.

Snake:
I suggest that you drum the map of the building into your head, 'cause you
won't have time to look at it when you try to bring Emma out.

Otacon:
I'm counting on you, Raiden.

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

Raiden:
I'll do that.

*******************************************************************************
They end the transmission. Raiden continues through the depths to save Emma.
He comes upon a closed door. Raiden quickly opens it. On the other side, he
finds the body of Peter Stillman, who didn't make it out of the blast.

Raiden continues on a finally makes it to a level above water. In this area he
finds a platform over a container of odd looking water. Sitting in the center
of  this area, on the water, is Vamp. He is sitting in the center of the pool,
looking down. Raiden draws his gun and points it at Vamp.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
Still tickin', huh?

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Vamp looks up.
*******************************************************************************

Vamp:
Unfortunately, hell had no vacanies...

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Vamp stands up on the water.
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Raiden:
Argh!

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Raiden fires off three rounds. Vamp skillfully dodges all of them. One,
however, grazed his cheek. Vamp looks at where he was hit in surprise.
*******************************************************************************

Vamp:
Hahaha... I thought so. Human muscles are quite elogant. They speak-out clearly
what the person's next movement will be. They tell me where a gun is pointed
before they even pull the trigger. But your muscles -- they're different. This
should be fun...well worth the wait.

*******************************************************************************
Vamp licks his cheek where he is bleeding.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
You knew I was coming?

Vamp:
You think I'm going to lose -- I can't let you interfere with Arsenal Gear.

Vamp points to the door behind him.

Vamp:
The girl is just ahead. She is of no use to us now... But she served us well as
the live bait for the big catch. Crazy Ivan sometimes speaks the truth.

*******************************************************************************
A girl is shown pacing about a locker room.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
Emma's alive?

Vamp:
She was quite some time ago. But the flooding has become quite serious. I
wouldn't be surprised if she's a mermaid now.

Raiden:
What...?

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

Raiden:
I didn't do it!

Vamp:
Hmph... Arsenal Gear is still armed with a purified hydrogen bomb.

Raiden:
Purified hydrogen bomb -- ?

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Pictures of plans for the bomb are shown.
*******************************************************************************

Vamp:
This is no ordinary nuclear bomb. This weapon is capable of heavy hydrogen
nuclear fusion using lasers and magnetics to generate  heat-insulated
compression. It was a top secret project initiated by the current President...
and Solidus has no idea of its existence. The clean thermonuclear bomb is at an
experimental stage and is handled differently. Specifically, it becomes
launch-capable when Arsenal is activated. A nuclear threat still exists.

*******************************************************************************
Pictures of the devastated Dead Cell are shown.
*******************************************************************************

Vamp:
Six months ago, we lost everything  we believed in... We were abandoned to take
the fall in their cover up. We were labeled as killers responsible for the
mass-murder of civilians as well as our own allies. And the "public" believed
every word, turning a deaf ear to whatever we had to say to the contrary. Our
only goal is to wipe them from the face of the earth -- and destroy this world
of deceit they have created along with them.

Raiden:
You're insane.

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

*******************************************************************************
A alarm goes off. There is an announcement.
*******************************************************************************

Announcer:
Final check for activating Arsenal is completed. All normal personel report to
your stations...

Vamp:
Well, it sounds like Arsenal is ready to go into operation.

Raiden:
Damn it!

Vamp:
Your still hoping that girl can install that virus your carrying around --
aren't you?

Raiden:
You knew?

Vamp:
It's a shame your not going to be around long enough to hand her the program.

*******************************************************************************
Vamp looks down at the pool of water.
*******************************************************************************

Vamp:
This isn't sea water, you know. It's a biproduct of the microbes contained in
the pool. Buoyancy is practically non-existant thanks to the high oxegen
content. Once you fall in -- you don't come up! Take a good look at your grave.
Show me what you've got!

*******************************************************************************
Raiden and Vamp do battle. Raiden avoiding Vamp's supernatural powers and the
deadly waters below, manages to defeat the madman. Vamp goes flying into the
pool.
*******************************************************************************

Vamp:
Haaaaarch!

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Blood pours from his body as he starts to sink under the water.
*******************************************************************************

Vamp:
Waaaargh!

*******************************************************************************
Vamp disappears disappears into the abyss. Raiden then calls up the Colonel.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
Colonel! They've apparently completed the final check procedure for Arsenal Gear!

Colonel:
Find Emma on the double! You've got to get her to install the virus program
that the President gave you! When you find her, take her to the Computer Room
on level B2 in the core of Shell 1!

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Raiden then contacts Snake.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
Snake! Did you catch all that!? I didn't make it on time... Arsenal's going
active!

Snake:
Yeah, I heard. The hostage rescue's gonna have to wait.

Raiden:
I'm going after Emma.

Snake:
We'll secure the Computer Room.

Raiden:
Looks like we can't install the virus program without Emma.

Snake:
Can't your partner do it?

Otacon:
I would if I could. But the security for this system is no joke. I need more
time...

Snake:
That's why we need her.

Raiden:
Understood. I'll make sure you have your family reunion...

Otacon:
...

Raiden:
What's up?

Otacon:
A lot of years have passed between E.E. and me...

Raiden:
Then you should see her, right?

Otacon:
I don't have the right to see her.

Snake:
We can talk about this later. Raiden, I think you'd better get moving, Emma's
in the Locker Room to the north, right?

*******************************************************************************
Raiden starts heading toward the next area. Before he can begin his swim, he
gets yet another call from Rose. *Cue that sappy piano music again...*
*******************************************************************************

Rose:
I've always been alone... I'm so lonely...

Raiden:
Lonely? Rose, we've always --

Rose:
Not always. You've never slept beside me...

Raiden:
What are you talking about? I --

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

Raiden:
Is this really the time to bring this up?

Rose:
Why, Jack? Why?

Raiden:
Listen, Rose. I'm right in the middle of a mission, and I...

Rose:
Why!? Why can't you relax when you're with me!?

Raiden:
Look... the mission... I...

Rose:
Why don't you open up to me!?

Raiden:
Rose... I... I just can't!

Rose:
All I ever wanted was to share your dreams -- to spend a meaningful evening
with you... I just wanted to find you by my side when I woke up. Is that asking
too much?

Raiden:
It's the night -- I'm scared of the night... it's got nothing to do with you...

Rose:
Scared of the night? What's that supposed to mean?

Raiden:
I can't relax when I'm with someone...

Rose:
Jack? You wouldn't even let me in your room!

Raiden:
I need privacy... I just can't be bothered.

Rose:
Bothered!?

Raiden:
Wrong word! What I wanted to say was that there are certain things that I have
to keep to myself...

Rose:
Do you remember that time I forced my way into your room? We'd known each other
for almost a year... and you blew up! It was the first time you ever raised
your hand against me! I was so worried about you...

Rose:
Look... I'm sorry...

Raiden:
It wasn't your violent nature that scared me. It was your room... your heart...

Raiden:
Stop it...

Rose:
There wasn't anything in your room -- only a bed and a small desk. It looked
like a prison cell... No television set... no family pictures... not even a
poster...

Raiden:
Rose, I only use that room for sleeping.

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

Raiden:
That's why I tried to keep you out.

Rose:
I thought I was beginning to understand you -- until I saw that room. Would
you've been happier if I had a picture of you hanging on the wall!?

Rose:
That's not what I was trying to say --

Raiden:
Enough, Rose. We'll talk about this later... after the mission.

Rose:
Right... after the mission... I understand.

*******************************************************************************
The Codec conversation ends.
*******************************************************************************

======================================
     H. Emmerichs = Pants Pissers
======================================

*******************************************************************************
Raiden quickly makes his way through another flooded sector and into the
northern locker room. He checks the lockers in the room and finds Emma in the
center one. Emma has brown hair and is wearing glasses. She  also wears black
and red shirt and black shorts. She screams and pisses her  pants upon seeing
Raiden.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
Are you alright?

Emma:
Who are you!?

Raiden:
Raiden. I'm getting you out of here.

Girl:
Get me out? Your lying -- where are you taking me this time!

Raiden:
What are you talking about!? I'm here to help! Here -- it'll prove it. Do you
have nanos?

Girl:
What?

Raiden:
Well, do you?

Girl:
I do. Everyone on this project has them.

Raiden:
Alright, let's try.

*******************************************************************************
They switch to Codec.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
Can you hear me, now?

Emma:
Nanocommunication...?

Raiden:
That's right. I have nanomachines, too.

Emma:
Then you're not one of them...

Raiden:
That's what I've been trying to tell you.

Emma:
And you came to rescue me?

Raiden:
Actually, I need your help to stop Arsenal...

Emma:
I understand you're the only one who might be able to do it.

Emma:
And who told you that?

Raiden:
The President.

Emma:
...Really?

Raiden:
I need you to come with me to Shell 1. Your brother's waiting for you there.

Emma:
My brother?

Raiden:
C'mon! We have to get moving! This place'll be flooded soon!

*******************************************************************************
Raiden reaches out and helps Emma up. She looks a bit shaky when she stands.
Suddenly, the water starts to burst from the walls.
*******************************************************************************

Emma:
...

Raiden:
We'd better move.

Emma:
I can't... I can't swim...

*******************************************************************************
Back to Codec.
*******************************************************************************

Emma:
Leave me...

Raiden:
You can swim! You used to love it!

Emma:
How did you know...?

Raiden:
Your brother told me.

Emma:
He's really here?

Raiden:
That's right... he's here to rescue you.

Emma:
I don't believe you! He would never come for me!

Raiden:
And I'm telling you he's here -- waiting for us at Shell 1!

Emma:
No! He left me... my mother -- when we needed him the most! When my father
died, all he could think about was himself!

Raiden:
Emma, we can go over all that later. But first, we have to get out of here!

Emma:
No! I hate water! It's hopeless! I can't swim!

*******************************************************************************
A pool of water is shown.
*******************************************************************************

Emma:
I can't swim!

Raiden:
You can do it!

Emma:
I can't...

Raiden:
C'mon! Deep down inside, you know you can swim!

Emma:
I can't keep my eyes open in the water... that endless blue... The water... it
wants me... it won't let me go...

Raiden:
Alright, then close your eyes. I'll guide you.

Emma:
I... I was injected with something! Um... my legs! I have trouble moving them!

Raiden:
Listen, Emma. Just hold your breath... I'll do the rest.

*******************************************************************************
View of several areas.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
We'll head to Filter Chamber 2, then we'll take a break.

Emma:
So all I have to do is hold my breath?

Raiden:
That's right.

Emma:
How long?

Raiden:
Just a little while.

Emma:
Are you sure?

Raiden:
Of course I'm sure, that's how I got here.

Emma:
I don't think I can do it. I'm not good at holding my breath.

Raiden:
Look Emma, I have a idea...

*******************************************************************************
Back to nanocommunication.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
Put your ear against my chest and listen to my heartbeat.

Emma:
Your heartbeat?

Raiden:
Count the beats -- don't think about anything else. When you reach 100, open
your eyes. By that time, we'll be on the other side. Give me a signal if you
think you're running out of breath.

Emma:
What will you do then?

Raiden:
I'll swim faster.

*******************************************************************************
Emma and Raiden are standing in the water that leads to the other side.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
Hang on tight!

[Emma gets on Raiden's back]

Raiden:
Okay, let's go.

Emma:
I'm closing my eyes...

Raiden:
Take some deep breaths... One... two... three...

Emma:
Wait!

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She gets off of Raiden.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
What?

*******************************************************************************
Emma takes off her glasses.
*******************************************************************************

Emma:
Let me take off my glasses!

Raiden:
You know, you should wear contacts.

Emma:
There's nothing wrong with my eyes.

Raiden:
?

Emma:
I wear these for show.

Raiden:
Trying to be different from the other girls?

Emma:
No, it's not like that. I like glasses. And... there's this guy I liked who
used to wear them...

Raiden:
Your first boyfriend?

Emma:
No, someone more important. Anyway, they bring me luck.

Raiden:
I see... Okay, let's go.

*******************************************************************************
They dive underwater. Raiden and Emma quickly make it to Filteration Chamber
2. Along the way Rose calls up.
*******************************************************************************

Rose:
Well, Jack. It sounds like you and Miss Emma are getting along just fine. I've
been monitoring your every move and conversation. I can't say it's been fun...

Raiden:
Give me a break! I'm only trying to keep her spirits up.

Rose:
Is that right?

Raiden:
Absolutely. My mission is to get her to the Computer Room.

Rose:
That's all?

Raiden:
Yeah.

Rose:
You're lying. You're attracted to her, aren't you.

Raiden:
...I'll admit she's cute.

Rose:
Cuter than me?

Raiden:
Rose, you're beautiful. You know how I feel about you.

Rose:
Have you remembered yet?

Raiden:
You mean April 30th? It's your birthday, isn't it.

Rose:
Wrong! You're not even warm!

Raiden:
What is it then?

Rose:
Forget it... it's nothing. Maybe I'm just a little... a little jealous...
You'd better get moving. Good luck.

*******************************************************************************
Emma and Raiden make it across the flooded halls. They sit down and take a
rest.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
You did good...

Emma:
I concentrated on your heartbeat... It reminds me of when I was a kid...

*******************************************************************************
Emma looks at her glasses. Pictures of a young Emma and her brother are shown.
*******************************************************************************

Emma:
I remembered my brother giving me a piggyback ride... I was sleeping with my
ear against his back... I could hear his heartbeat...

Raiden:
Sounds like you were close.

Emma:
We were... back then. We were stepchildren in our parent's second marriages.
Wherever my brother went, I used to tag along... My brother didn't have any
close friends, so he used to take care of me. We both wanted to be loved so
much... so much that we used to pretend...

Raiden:
Pretend?

Emma:
My brother was the husband and I was the wife. But it was always just make
believe... we were only kids. You know what I mean?

Raiden:
I never had a family... but I think I know what you mean.

*******************************************************************************
Raiden then gets a call on the Codec.
*******************************************************************************

Colonel:
Raiden, what's your status?

Raiden:
Colonel? I've got Emma Emmerich here... we've managed to avoid drowning.

Colonel:
Good job. Get her over to Shell 1 as soon as you can.

Raiden:
That's going to be hard with the connecting bridge on the upper level
destroyed.

Colonel:
Didn't Olga say something about taking the oil fence at the bottom of Strut L?

Raiden:
Yeah, I remember that.

Colonel:
You should be able to go down by way of Strut L. Try and get over there.

Raiden:
What about Emma? She's been injected with something and she can't walk without
any help.

Colonel:
Take her with you... free your hands of any equipment and hold down the Action
button to give her a hand. To release your grip on her, take your finger off
the Action button. Emma can sit and wait until you help her back up. And be
careful... you won't be able to use any weapons while you're leading her. Now,
head for Strut L!

Raiden:
We're on our way.

*******************************************************************************
Snake then contacts Raiden.
*******************************************************************************

Snake:
Raiden, we've infiltrated the Computer Room. What's your situation?

Raiden:
Emma's safe. We're heading your way.

Otacon:
Good job!

Snake:
Shell 1's deserted. Looks like everybody's aboard Arsenal.

Otacon:
I had a look at the system, but there's nothing I can do. E.E.'s our only
hope...

Raiden:
Right... I'll put her on then.

Otacon:
Huh? E.E.? How...?

Raiden:
I'll use my Codec as a relay.

Otacon:
Ahem, ummm...

Raiden:
Here she is...

Emma:
Uh... Hal...?

Otacon:
Ah... E.E.? Is that you?

Emma:
Hal...

Otacon:
E.E.... Uh... why're you involved with Metal Gear?

Emma:
Huh???

Otacon:
You knew our family's dark history, and still got involved!? What's wrong with
you!?

Emma:
I should've known...

Otacon:
Answer me! Why are you repeating the same mistake?

Emma:
...I wanted to hurt you... I wanted to see you suffer...

Otacon:
E.E....?

Emma:
You abandoned me --

Otacon:
No! That's not what happened...

Snake:
Alright -- that's enough!

Otacon:
...

Emma:
Who are you?

Snake:
I'm a friend of Otacon's, Emma.

Emma:
Otacon...

Snake:
Enough with the sibling rivalry.

Emma:
That's not what this is!!

Snake:
We haven't got time for this! Raiden! Get her over here, right now.

Emma:
I -- I...

Raiden:
Gotcha, Snake. I'll head over there with Emma.

Snake:
Most of the enemy's aboard Arsenal. But I suggest you be careful. Make sure
Emma gets here in one piece.

Otacon:
Raiden... take care of my sister.

Raiden:
Don't worry. I'll get her there.

*******************************************************************************
After a short rest, Raiden and Emma head out to the next flooded corridor. They
first stop and talk.
*******************************************************************************


Raiden:
Emma, Snake and Hal are waiting for us near Shell 1's computer room.

*******************************************************************************
Raiden takes out the virus disc.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
I've got this disc the President gave me. This disc is supposed to contain a
virus that can corrupt Arsenal Gear's operating system. We need you to...

Emma:
This is... This is my program...

Raiden:
What?

Emma:
Why did the President give it to you?

Raiden:
...

Emma:
Did something happen to the President?

*******************************************************************************
Flashbacks of scenes with the President are shown.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
The President... he's dead.

Emma:
What...?

Raiden:
You actually wrote this virus?

Emma:
It's not really a virus... it's more like a worm cluster. It's actually a
delayed-effect autonomous program that's designed to invade GW's cerebrum and
render its nerve connections useless.

Raiden:
You know what GW is?

Emma:
Of course... I created it.

Raiden:
?

Emma:
You look surprised.

Raiden:
Uh... Well...

Emma:
Cat got your tongue?

Raiden:
I'm sorry, I... How about the "Patriots" ever heard of them? Ever heard of 'em?

Emma:
Yes. But I only know what I've been told.

Raiden:
Can you tell me what you know?

Emma:
Uh, sure. But it's hard to put into words.

Raiden:
Right...


[They go to Codec]


Raiden:
Are you reading me, Emma?

Emma:
Yes -- loud and clear.

Raiden:
The President said that Arsenal Gear was the Patriots' key to supremacy.

Emma:
That's as good a description as any.

Raiden:
What exactly is it?

Emma:
It's a massive data processing system capable of controlling information on a
global scale.

Raiden:
A data processing system...?

Emma:
That's right. The system's a social device for maintaining the Patriots'
control.

Raiden:
You've lost me.

Emma:
In this day and age, information emerges from every direction, and is freely
distributed... A variety of information - gathered by servers employing the
latest in high-speed communication networks and P2P technology - is rapidly
circulated to individuals. In fact, the speed of this circulation process is
accelerating on an almost daily basis. The Patriots seem to be afraid of this
development. Apparently, they believe that their role will shift from dominant
to dominated.

Raiden:
?

Emma:
Let me give you an example. You're aware of Solid Snake's anti-Metal Gear
activities, aren't you?

Raiden:
Yeah -- I know a little about it.

Emma:
That's just a small sample of uncontrolled information. I can guarantee you the
Patriots did not want Solid Snake's name publicized. Now, look at it like
this... political scandal, corporate corruption... up until now, the Patriots
have managed to keep a lid on these and other self-serving events. But with
their existing data processing system, they are no longer able to effectively
control the flow of information generated at the individual level. With the
newly created system, they can fully regulate digital information. High-level
information can be categorized in stages, given clearance levels, and deleted
as necessary -- never to be seen by the public. By deleting such information,
the Patriots can shape the course of history as they see fit.

Raiden:
Somebody's bound to catch on --

Emma:
No. The memory capacity -- not to mention the life span -- of the average
individual is extremely limited. On the other hand, digital information lasts
virtually forever... it doesn't deteriorate.

Raiden:
So...?

Emma:
The alphabet... twenty-six letters, right? It could've been thirty letters.
What if the 4 deleted letters were controlled by a program?

Raiden:
Impossible.

Emma:
It's not. In fact, something similar is already underway. Do you know how many
genes exist in an individual?

Raiden:
About 30 to 40 thousand?

Emma:
Right. That's what was announced at the turn of the century. But there's
actually 100 thousand, according to the original theory advanced by the
scientific community. Information regarding the remaining 60 thousand was
suppressed by the Patriots.

Raiden:
No...?

Emma:
Why? How would you know? Do you know what a gene looks like? Did you count them
yourself?

Raiden:
There are research organizations...

Emma:
Of course... and their reports have already been subtly altered. They're even
beginning to believe the doctored reports. GW is a system that allows the
Patriots to decide what will be recorded in tomorrow's history.

Raiden:
So what we're talking about is one huge censorship system for deleting
information which might be inconvenient to the Patriots?

Emma:
Exactly. The actual, physical core for handling the task -- GW -- is installed
in Arsenal. It's the only system in the world with an optic neural AI that has
a parallel processing capacity of 980 trillion hammets.

Raiden:
I suppose that being a specialist in neural AI and complex logic played a
significant role in your association with the Metal Gear project.

Emma:
That's not the only reason...

Raiden:
What do you mean?

Emma:
...

Raiden:
I guess there're plenty of other reasons.

Emma:
Yes, there are --

Raiden:
I understand...

Emma:
Do you?

Raiden:
So Arsenal Gear was actually designed to protect the GW system, wasn't it?

Emma:
Uh...yes. It's armed with everything including nuclear weapons, and is fully
equipped with cyber-terrorist countermeasures. Physically and logically, it's
the ultimate fortress for housing GW.

Raiden:
But is the AI actually capable of controlling everything?

Emma:
No. GW is only the system's core. It's only for deciding what data is stored or
deleted. The actual sub-system for executing the task exists within our social
structure...

Raiden:
What!?

*******************************************************************************
Film of New Years 2000 and people working on computers are shown.
*******************************************************************************

Emma:
Do you remember the panic that gripped the computer industry prior to the end
of the century?

Raiden:
You mean the Y2K problem?

Emma:
That's right. If you recall, our government supplied the world  with a
countermeasure program -- using the internet at full capacity. The program was
distributed to every  governmental organization... every key facility...
throughout the world. In addition, the same program was  included in an OS
application for distribution among the public.

*******************************************************************************
Back to Codec.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
Let me guess... the Y2K countermeasure contained a program designed by the
Patriots?

Emma:
Yes. And everything supplied from that day onward contains the same program.

Raiden:
Impossible?

Emma:
Do you know how a computer operates? Do you really know the basic principles on
how data is exchanged?

Raiden:
...

Emma:
Nobody's aware of it, but there's a sub-system in place. And it's about to be
activated.

Raiden:
Is that why Solidus wants to burn out every electrical circuit in Manhattan
with a nuclear blast?

Emma:
Probably. But the overall system isn't actually complete.

Raiden:
What?

Emma:
It still lacks the necessary factors for judging situations. I heard they were
planning a major experiment in the next few days, to provide complex data for
GW to study. And suddenly all this happens...

Raiden:
Emma... it's not your fault. If it wasn't for the terrorists...

Emma:
Yeah... you're right... Well... I think that's about all I know.

Raiden:
Right... uh, thanks. I think we'd better head for the Computer Room.

Emma:
My bird in the Computer Room! Is he safe!?

*******************************************************************************
Emma's parrot is shown in the computer room.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
That noisy, overgrowned parakeet?

Emma:
Excuse me, he's a parrot. And he's my best friend -- my only friend.

Raiden:
Well, the bird's okay...

Emma:
Good. Did you know that in the old days, miners used to take a canary into the
mine shaft to detect toxic gas?

Raiden:
That's what he's for?

Emma:
No... I needed somebody to talk to...

Raiden:
Right, I think we'd better get moving.

*******************************************************************************
The flooded corridors are shown.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
We've got a little longer to cover than last time.

Emma:
Right, I'll give it my best.

Raiden:
Whatever you do, don't open your eyes.

Emma:
Why not?

Raiden:
A dead body, not a pretty sight.

*******************************************************************************
Stillman's body is shown.
*******************************************************************************

Emma:
Oh...

Raiden:
Once we get past it, it will be too dark to see anything.

*******************************************************************************
Raiden looks at Emma's hair.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
What are those sticks in your head?

Emma:
These? They're lanquered chopsticks. They hold your hair in place. Did you know
they're pretty popular in Europe and South America?

Raiden:
Can't say I do. Your not only cute, but smart too.

Emma:
Oh -- I'm much more than cute.

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Emma smiles and looks cute.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
Okay, let's go!

*******************************************************************************
Emma and Raiden make their way through the flooded hallways to the other side.
They avoid guards, CYPHERs, and other hazards. They make it to a security door,
but Raiden doesn't have a Lv. 5 keycard to open it. Raiden punches the door.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
Dammit!

Emma:
What's wrong?

Raiden:
This door is security level five... I don't have card five. Damn...

*******************************************************************************
Emma looks at the ID card around her neck.
*******************************************************************************

Emma:
Giving up already?

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She takes it off and holds it forward.
*******************************************************************************

Emma:
Tah-DAH!

Raiden:
What the...?

Emma:
Are you impressed?

Raiden:
You should have told me you had it.

Emma:
Well the truth is... I just remembered it myself.

========================================
     I. We all know it's a wig, kid
========================================

*******************************************************************************
They eventually make it to the hatch leading to the Oil Fence. Raiden opens the
hatch and air comes gushing out from below. Raiden then looks down the hole. He
and Emma then speak on Codec.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
I have a question for you. How do you feel about heights?

Emma:
I can't say I like heights... though water's higher on my phobia list. Why?

Raiden:
Well... we have to go down a ladder.

Emma:
How far down?

Raiden:
Just a little bit...

Emma:
Why do I feel like we've had this conversation before? How little is little?

Raiden:
...About 130 feet?

Emma:
...

Raiden:
Think you can do it?

Emma:
Would you take "no" for an answer?

Raiden:
How are your legs?

Emma:
Better. The numbness is gone. I can climb down on my own.

Raiden:
Okay... follow me.

*******************************************************************************
They climb down the long latter. When they reach the bottom they stop and
admire the beautiful sunset.
*******************************************************************************

Emma:
The sunset, it's beautiful.

Raiden:
If we don't hurry, it'll be the last we see.

*******************************************************************************
Raiden takes out his binoculars and looks around. There are guards patrolling
the area and Cyphers hovering about.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
Enemy soldiers... Gun Cyphers... I don't think were gonna be able to slip past
all that.

*******************************************************************************
He looks at the bridge.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
Looks like it can barely support one person. How much do you weight, Emma?

Emma:
Are you gonna ask me how old I am next?

Raiden:
If you go alone, I think you can make it across.

*******************************************************************************
Raiden then calls up Snake.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
This is Raiden, do you read me?

Snake:
Yeah. What's up?

Raiden:
We've made it to the lower part of Strut L. We'll have to cross the water from
here.

Snake:
Can Emma walk?

Raiden:
She's okay. The pontoon bridge doesn't look too sturdy. Emma is going to have
to cross it alone.

Snake:
Right... the oil fence --

Raiden:
There's Cyphers and several guards.

Snake:
Raiden, you're carrying a PSG1, aren't you? It's time to play sniper.

Raiden:
Not bad. This spot gives me a good view of the targets.

Snake:
You're going to have to cover Emma until she crosses to Strut E. I'll get there
and provide some support of my own.

Raiden:
Thanks.

Snake:
Think you can handle it?

Raiden:
Yeah. I know the drill. I've faced a similar situation in Advanced Mode Level 4
VR training with the PSG1.

Snake:
VR...? Guess that's better than nothing. Make sure you don't hit Emma.

Raiden:
Right now, with Arsenal's boarding in progress, security should be at a
minimum.

Snake:
That doesn't mean it's going to be easy. Given the situation, they've probably
got Claymores in place to make up for the security shortage. Make sure you use
your thermal goggles.

Raiden:
Okay. I'm heading for Strut E.

*******************************************************************************
He then calls Emma.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
Emma, are you reading me?

Emma:
Loud and clear...

Raiden:
I'm gonna clear a path for you from here.

Emma:
How?

Raiden:
Sniper fire.

Emma:
You're kidding...

Raiden:
Trust me.

Emma:
What if I fall into the sea? I... I can't swim!

Raiden:
You were doing pretty good a few minutes ago.

Emma:
Okay.

Raiden:
Think you can do it?

Emma:
Would you take "no" for an answer?

Raiden:
No.

Raiden:
Alright, get going. You'll be fine.

*******************************************************************************
Emma starts to make her way past the Oil Fence. Raiden provides cover for her
trip. About halfway across, Snake contacts Raiden.
*******************************************************************************

Snake:
This is Snake. Can you hear me?

Raiden:
Yeah. Nice and clear.

Snake:
I've reached my sniping position on Strut E. I'll provide support fire from
here.

Raiden:
Right. Do me a favor and take out whatever I miss.

Snake:
Just call me when you want me to shoot.

*******************************************************************************
Snake and Raiden support Emma. She nears the final stretch to the other side.
Raiden watches her from his rifle's scope. He checks around, when suddenly out
of the corner of his eye he sees something falling from above. It's Vamp, still
quite alive (or dead or...whatever.) He lands on the water, laughs and leaps
backwards behind Emma.
*******************************************************************************

Emma:
No.

*******************************************************************************
He grabs the girl and holds a knife to her throat. He smiles at Raiden. Raiden
zooms in on the Dead Cell member and quickly fires off several shots. One hits
Vamp directly in the head. He goes flying backward screaming and disappears
under into the depths. Emma stumbles toward where Snake is, blood starts
seeping though her shirt. She screams and crumples to the floor. Snake rushes
forward to retrieve her. Two scavenger Cyphers come to pick off Emma but Snake
quickly disposes of them.

Raiden stands up and gets a closer look at the scene. Snake runs up to Emma and
checks to see she's still alive. He puts her on his back and carries her to
safety. Raiden watches as Snake carries her off. He then gets a call from
Snake.
*******************************************************************************

Snake:
Raiden! Emma's been stabbed!

Raiden:
That bastard!

Otacon:
How bad is it!?

Snake:
She's conscious... but the bleeding's bad. I'm bringing her over there right
now!

Otacon:
E.E....

Snake:
Raiden! Get that disc over here as soon as possible. I'm afraid her time's
running out...

Raiden:
I'll be there!

*******************************************************************************
Raiden dramatically runs across the Oil Fence. Note that this cutscene is only
in Substance...for whatever reasons... Raiden contacts Snake once on the other
side.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
Snake, what's your situation over there?

Snake:
Emma seems to be uh... doing something to GW's defensive capabilities. All we
need now is your disc. You'd better hurry -- I don't think she's gonna make it.

Raiden:
How's the bleeding?

Snake:
She's... Just get over here. You'll find the coast is clear with everybody
aboard Arsenal right now.

Raiden:
Understood.

======================================
     J. A little too much info...
======================================

*******************************************************************************
Raiden dashes to the Shell 1 Core Computer Room. When he gets there he finds
Emma laying on the floor. Otacon and Snake are attending to her. Raiden walks
up. Snake stands up and speaks to him.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
How's Emma?

Snake:
I think he got some internal organs... We can't stop the bleeding...

*******************************************************************************
Emma looks up at her brother and reaches her hand out.
*******************************************************************************

Emma:
H... Hal?

*******************************************************************************
Otacon grabs her hand.
*******************************************************************************

Otacon:
I'm here.

*******************************************************************************
Snake whispers.
*******************************************************************************

Snake:
Got the disc?

*******************************************************************************
Raiden gives it to him.
*******************************************************************************

Snake:
Emma set everything up. Apparently all you have to do is pop in the disc.

*******************************************************************************
Snake pops in the disc.
*******************************************************************************

Snake:
Um... that should insert the virus into the AI...

*******************************************************************************
The virus starts to load.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
Is it working?

Snake:
Just leave it to Emma.

*******************************************************************************
A error message comes up on the screen.
*******************************************************************************

Snake:
What the -- !?

Otacon:
An antibody agent?

Snake:
Damn! The connections been cut!

Raiden:
Has the virus been uploaded?

Snake:
I don't think so. The counts stopped at 90%. Otacon...?

Otacon:
I don't think Emma's made any mistakes...

Raiden:
But...

Otacon:
Portions of the worm cluster must have been altered after the disc left Emma's
hands.

Raiden:
By the Patriots?

Snake:
Will the virus still work?

Otacon:
I have no idea...

Emma:
Hal... is... everything all right?

*******************************************************************************
Snake shakes his head.
*******************************************************************************

Otacon:
Uh... It's alright... is everything's alright.

Emma:
Good... At least I... I won't be adding... another page to... our family's
dark... history...

Otacon:
Yeah... that's right...

*******************************************************************************
Snake and Raiden talk.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
What if that virus doesn't work?

Snake:
Either destroy that thing, or take out Solidus and his men.

Raiden:
How do we get on board?

Snake:
I don't think we can, unless somebody inside gives us a hand.

Emma:
Hal... I... I always...

Otacon:
What is it?

Emma:
...wanted to see you again.

*******************************************************************************
A view of outside the Big Shell is shown. The sun is nearly set.
*******************************************************************************

Otacon:
You don't hate me?

Emma:
Never... I never wanted to get in your way... I never wanted to hurt you... I
thought with Arsenal... If I follow in your footsteps... I could be closer...
I just wanted you to look at me... look at me... as a woman...

Otacon:
E.E... I could never do that...

Emma:
Don't be so honest... It ...hurts...

Otacon:
Sorry...

Emma:
Can I... can I ask you one more favor...?

Otacon:
Sure.

Emma:
Call me... call me "Emma".

Otacon:
What?

Emma Emmerich:
Please call me... Emma.

*******************************************************************************
Emma takes off Otacon's glasses.
*******************************************************************************

Otacon:
What's wrong with E.E.?

*******************************************************************************
Emma dies.
*******************************************************************************

Otacon:
Emma... Emma? Emma!? Emma!? Answer me!

*******************************************************************************
Otacon starts crying. Snake and Raiden look on with sadness. A view of the
outside is shown. The sun is set.
*******************************************************************************

Otacon:
I didn't... I didn't mean to hurt you. Because of the accident, I had... I had
a relationship with your mother. She seduced me... and it went on... My
father's death was no accident, he took his own life... It was my fault. All
my fault. Forgive me, Emma...

*******************************************************************************
Otacon starts to cry again. Behind Otacon, Emma's parrot squwaks.

Parrot:
Hal.

*******************************************************************************
Otacon looks at the parrot. He shuts Emma's eyes and walks up to it. He then
release it from it's cage and it flies onto his shoulder.
*******************************************************************************

Parrot:
Hal.

*******************************************************************************
Otacon starts sobbing. A few seconds later a announcement comes over intercom.
*******************************************************************************

Announcer
Attention! All Arsenal Gear is ready for launch. Evacuate the upper levels
immediately!

Snake:
Sounds like they're cutting this place loose!

Raiden:
What do you mean?

Otacon:
It means were gonna sink...

Snake:
We have to get the hostages out.

Raiden:
What about the Kamov repairs?

Otacon:
Done.

Raiden:
We won't be able to get everybody aboard...

Snake:
We'll just have to take as many as we can.

Otacon:
My sister... won't be able to come with us.

*******************************************************************************
Another announcement comes on.
*******************************************************************************

Announcer:
We will be commencing the countdown shortly... All personel in the upper
levels head for the evacutation area immediately.

*******************************************************************************
Flashback to Sniper Wolf's death.
*******************************************************************************

Otacon:
I'm always the survivor... Why, Wolf?

*******************************************************************************
Snake looks at Otacon.
*******************************************************************************

Snake:
Otacon, take care of the hostages.

Otacon:
What about you guys?

Snake:
We've got other arrangements...

*******************************************************************************
Looks at Arsenal's door.
*******************************************************************************

Snake:
There's our ride out of here. Anyway, we're gonna have to sink that thing of
the virus doesn't work.

Otacon:
I should be going with you.

Snake:
You've got your job, we've got ours.

Otacon:
You mean... I'd only get in your way.

Snake:
Wrong.

*******************************************************************************
Snake puts his hands on Otacon's shoulders.
*******************************************************************************

Snake:
Only you can save those hostages. Got it?

Otacon:
Right. Listen, the two of you won't be able to destroy that thing. Eliminate
the enemy, that's your only option.

*******************************************************************************
Otacon starts walking away, Snake and Raiden follow. It's all slow motion and
stuff, like in that one movie... They walk up to Arsenal Gear's entrance.
*******************************************************************************

Parrot:
Hal...

*******************************************************************************
Otacon loses it and bangs his head on the door.
*******************************************************************************

Otacon:
Damn.

Snake:
Listen, Otacon, pull yourself together. You've got a job to do.

Otacon:
You're right...

*******************************************************************************
Snake and Otacon do their special handshake thing. They then hug. A few seconds
later another announcement comes.
*******************************************************************************

Announcer:
I repeat, personel in the upper levels head to the evacuation areas
immediately.

*******************************************************************************
They stop hugging.
*******************************************************************************

Snake:
I'm counting on you, Otacon.

*******************************************************************************
Otacon exits into a corridor with Emma's parrot. The parrot starts squaking.
*******************************************************************************

Parrot:
Hal... Hal... I miss you... I miss you...

*******************************************************************************
Otacon loses it and falls to his knees and starts sobbing.
*******************************************************************************

Otacon:
You and me, we're the same.

*******************************************************************************
More views of outside are shown.
*******************************************************************************

Otacon:
Both you and I... we we're always alone... always... We just wanted to be
loved... We were waiting -- waiting for somebody... somebody who would love
us... But we were wrong... You can't wait to be loved, you have to go out and
find it. Four years ago... I realized you can't wish for happiness, you have
to make it happen... I wish I knew that sooner. I learned that I could love...
as you probably did... Emma...

*******************************************************************************
Back to Snake and Raiden.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
He's gonna be OK?

Snake:
He's tougher than he looks, consider it done.

*******************************************************************************
Snake gives Raiden a disc.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
Now, how do we open this thing?

*******************************************************************************
Snake looks at the ceiling.
*******************************************************************************

Snake:
You can come out now.

*******************************************************************************
The ninja, Mr. X, jumps from the ceiling.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
A ninja!? What the -- ?

Mr. X:
Arsenal is going to take off.

*******************************************************************************
Mr. X takes out his sword.
*******************************************************************************

Mr. X:
But we still need to take care of a few things... This time time, do not fail
us.

*******************************************************************************
The ninja goes into fighting stance.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
Snake, what's this all about!?

Snake:
Bedtime, Raiden.

*******************************************************************************
Raiden goes for his gun but is stopped by the ninja.
*******************************************************************************

Snake:
I wouldn't do that.

Raiden:
Your changing sides now!?

Snake:
Changing sides? I don't recall ever saying I was on yours.

Raiden:
Damn it.

*******************************************************************************
Mr. X slowly reaches to his visor and deactivates it.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
You!

*******************************************************************************
Mr. X is revealed to be Olga Gurlukovich.
*******************************************************************************

Olga:
Ready for some shut-eye?

*******************************************************************************
Raiden tries to dodge, but is taken down by Olga's sword. Electricity jolts
from his body and he crumples to the floor. Fade to black... Outside, the
Arsenal Gear activates. It unhooks from the Big Shell. The entire facility
begins to collapse and sink. It's interior fills with water. A few moments
later, Otacon is shown flying toward shore in the Kamov. There is then a Codec
call.
*******************************************************************************

Rose:
Jack? Are you reading me? Do you want to save your mission data up to this
point?

*******************************************************************************
After saving.
*******************************************************************************

Rose:
Your mission data's been saved.

===================================
     K. Why am I naked, again?
===================================

*******************************************************************************
There is a blinding light coming from above Raiden, a scene very similar to
Shadow Moses' torture scene (because it is, they just recorded it and put it
here.) There are to voices talking. They belong to Solidus Snake and Revolver
Ocelot.
*******************************************************************************

Solidus:
Is he still alive?

Ocelot:
He was when Olga brought him in. I've checked everything including the Genome
data, but there's nothing on this guy. NSA, CIA, FBI... He doesn't exist in any
database. He's a nonexistent operative from a nonexistent organization.

Solidus:
I suspected as much. However, I know this man... Wake him up.

Ocelot:
?

*******************************************************************************
They lower Raiden from the light. Standing in front of him are Ocelot and
Solidus. Solidus is now sporting a eyepatch on his left eye, and has two
tentacle like attachments on his suit (think Dr. Octopus.) He speaks to the
dazed Raiden.
*******************************************************************************

Solidus:
It's been a while, hasn't it...? Jack the Ripper.

Ocelot:
You know this fellow?

Solidus:
You remember me, don't you? You've grown...

*******************************************************************************
One of Solidus' tentacles grab Raiden's neck, the other starts sucking air in
front of his mouth.
*******************************************************************************

Solidus:
High concentration of cerebral implants... Have they altered your memory too?

Raiden:
Aaaaaarrgghhhhh!

*******************************************************************************
Raiden starts to black out. Solidus releases his grip. A view of Raiden is
shown, he is completely naked, strapped to a torture device. Seemingly the
same model as the one from Shadow Moses.
*******************************************************************************

Solidus:
This is my son... I taught him everything. Jack... I never thought I'd see you
again...

Raiden:
You... know me...?

Solidus:
You don't remember...? Your name... your skills... everything you know... you
know from me.

*******************************************************************************
Pictures of a young Raiden during a war are shown.
*******************************************************************************

Solidus:
The eighties... the civil war. You were one of the best among the child
soldiers that fought in that conflict. When you were barely ten years old, you
became the leader of the small boys unit. At the time, your outstanding kill
record earned you several nicknames including White Devil and Jack the Ripper.
Jack... I was your godfather, I named you. When the war ended, you disappeared
from the relief center. I wondered what happened to you... I should've known
they would recruit you.

*******************************************************************************
Back to the torture room.
*******************************************************************************

Ocelot:
It's a interesting coincidence.

Solidus:
If he's a lackey for the Patriots I doubt he knows anything of interest.

Ocelot:
What should we do with him?

Solidus:
We'll use him like you suggested...

Ocelot:
What about Dead Cell?

Solidus:
Ignore them.

*******************************************************************************
Suddenly, Ocelot's arm starts to spaz again. He screams in pain.
*******************************************************************************

Solidus:
Happening again?

Ocelot:
Could it be he's here too?

Solidus:
Hmph. In another hour, we'll demostrate the power of Arsenal Gear.

Ocelot:
Attack with standard weapons, of course.

Solidus:
Yes, proceed as planned.

Ocelot:
At last report, all was well with "GW."

Solidus:
Hm. How about the troops?

Ocelot:
The men have been fitted with Arsenal Gear equipment as ordered.


*******************************************************************************
Ocelot looks at Solidus for a moment.
*******************************************************************************

Ocelot:
You know, your the spitting image of Big Boss...

*******************************************************************************
Solidus starts laughing.
*******************************************************************************

Solidus:
Is that so? Perhaps I should be grateful to this kid for that.

*******************************************************************************
Solidus walks out of the room.
*******************************************************************************

Ocelot:
This situation... I find it very... nostalgic.

Raiden:
Where am I?

Ocelot:
Why, inside Arsenal Gear of course. Actually, were also inside the memory of
Shadow Moses.

*******************************************************************************
Ocelot holds up the disc Snake gave him.
*******************************************************************************

Ocelot:
I'll take this back. You won't be needing this anymore.

*******************************************************************************
Olga enters the room. Her back is facing Ocelot.
*******************************************************************************

Ocelot:
A foul wind blows, we shall speak again.

*******************************************************************************
Ocelot leaves the room.
*******************************************************************************

Olga:
Don't move... stay as you are... we're being monitored by a camera.

Raiden:
What are you up to?

Olga:
I'm switching over to nanocommunications...

*******************************************************************************
They switch to nanos.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
Mister X...? Ninja...?

Olga:
Correct... it's me.

Raiden:
I thought you were the leader of the Russian troops...

Olga:
No. That was just a smoke screen.

Raiden:
A smoke screen?

Olga:
I was sent to provide you support.

Raiden:
Support? Who sent you? The Colonel?

Olga:
No... the Patriots.

Raiden:
What!?

Olga:
I... I deceived my troops... betrayed them...

Raiden:
But why?

Olga:
My child is... being held hostage by the Patriots. It all started two years ago
when I lost my father during the tanker incident... My men and I had nowhere to
go... so we joined forces with an illegal Russian organization.

Raiden:
The Russian Mafia?

Olga:
Something like that. Actually, I learned much later that it was a subordinate
organization of the Patriots. I was expecting at the time. When I gave birth to
my child, it turned out I was in a hospital run by the Patriots. In the
morning... my child was gone. My baby is being kept somewhere in this country.

Raiden:
Have you ever met your child?

Olga:
No. Once a month, they send me a photo of my child via network. I've never
even held the child in my own arms...

Raiden:
I see... Given your situation, nobody can blame you for what you did.

Olga:
That's your opinion...

Raiden:
What about Snake? I thought you were enemies...

Olga:
He wasn't responsible for my father's death. Actually, we owe him our lives.

*******************************************************************************
Flashbacks of the Tanker incident.
*******************************************************************************

Olga:
Two years ago, they were responsible for getting us out of the sinking tanker
alive...

Raiden:
So you were partners since the incident?

Olga:
No. I only found out the truth shortly before this. When I confronted him
here...

Raiden:
You fought with Snake!? When?

Olga:
Well... it was around the time you were holding hands with that girl.

Raiden:
Snake...

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Back to Codec.
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Raiden:
So you joined hands with him to pay back a debt?

Olga:
No. Mutual gain...

Raiden:
Mutual gain?

Olga:
My job was to assist you. If Solidus gets away with Arsenal, your mission is a
failure. The Patriots would judge that as failure on my part and terminate my
child. Putting it simply, my child's life depends on your success.

Raiden:
So you did it all for your child. But why would the Patriots want to help me?
Are they hoping I'll take Solidus out?

Olga:
No. You're just like me... we're just pawns...

Raiden:
Pawns for what purpose?

Olga:
The S3 Plan...

Raiden:
Huh?

Olga:
You'll figure it out sooner or later -- but I wonder if you'll handle the
truth? Listen... we haven't got time for this. Solidus will commence his
attack any minute. He's got to be stopped.

Raiden:
What about the virus?

Olga:
No results so far. I think the Patriots have tampered with the program.

Raiden:
Will it work?

Olga:
I don't know...

Raiden:
Get me out of this thing.

Olga:
Not yet. I'll release your restraints after I leave this room.

Raiden:
Where's my gear?

Olga:
Snake's got everything. I couldn't bring it here.

Raiden:
And where do I find Snake?

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Views of inside Arsenal are shown. There is a army of Metal Gear RAYs inside
it.
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Olga:
The passageway ahead leads to a hangar. He'll be waiting for you there. I gave
him a cardkey for the hangar.

Raiden:
Does Snake plan to destroy Arsenal Gear?

Olga:
No. Even for Snake, that's impossible to destroy the whole thing. You'll have
to stop Solidus and his men.

Raiden:
What are you going to do?

Olga:
Stay conceiled -- that's my role. I still can't afford to be discovered...

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Back in the torture room.
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Raiden:
Olga -- you can't keep this up -- they're bound to find you.

Olga:
Listen, I'll make it through this alive. Brace yourself...

Raiden:
Ugh.

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Olga walks up to Raiden and punches him in the stomach. She then leaves the
room. Raiden then gets a call from Rose.
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Rose:
Jack, are you all right?

Raiden:
Oh, y-yeah.

Rose:
Jack, is it true? What Solidus said?

Raiden:
...Yes.

Rose:
It's unbelievable...

Rose:
Drafting small children, sending them to war -- it's not allowed under
international conventions.

Raiden:
ICC rules don't mean a lot in war. Someone told me that there are over three
hundred thousand children in combat right now. I was just one of them...

Rose:
So you remember? I thought your memory had been... manipulated by them.

Raiden:
It was -- but I have nightmares every day, pieces of the past I can't put
together...

Rose:
Why didn't you tell me?

Raiden:
You couldn't begin to understand.

Rose:
You wouldn't know that until you try me.

Raiden:
I didn't want you to get hurt. There was never a real reason for me to fight,
except that someone put a gun in my hand. And that someone was him...

Rose:
It wasn't your fault.

Raiden:
If I survived the day's fight, I was praised, fed, and had a bed to sleep in.
I think I was only six when I held my first AK, but I'm not even sure of that.
I'm not like Snake, I never questioned why we fought. There was no purpose, no
way out. They give you a gun, you ask how many to kill. If you didn't, you
were the one they shot instead.

Rose:
It's OK. No one is blaming you.

Raiden:
We were shown Hollywood action films every day. The kind with macho guys and
big guns. They call it image training. They -- they built us from the ground
up, into killing machines... We were fed once a day. I can still taste the
gunpowder they mixed into the food.

Rose:
Gunpowder? In the food?

Raiden:
The gunpowder had toluene in it, giving it hallucinogenic properties. It kept
us drugged, controllable.

Rose:
Oh, my God...

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Rose starts crying.
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Raiden:
When the civil war ended, those of us who survived were taken in by NGO's. They
gave me a new life in the States. I can't complain. But nothing's changed. The
only people who have no problem with my past have secrets and agendas of their
own... Terrible nightmares -- every night. I can never forget...

Rose:
Jack...

Raiden:
I'm afraid of the night. That's why I don't sleep next to you.

Rose:
You should have told me...

Raiden:
Told you what? That I'm a killer and always have been?

Rose:
No, no.

Raiden:
What I hate more than anything else in the world is my own past. I didn't want
you -- or anyone -- to know about it. Now I know why I was chosen for this
mission. No one can take him on -- take him down -- except me. I've been kept
alive this long for this. I knew, as soon as I saw Solidus.

Rose:
Jack, I love you the way you are now. You have to believe me. I didn't know
anything about you, I admit that. Where you were born, how you grew up -- but I
know that now. And I know that what I feel for you can only get better, and
I'll share in your past if that's the price.

Raiden:
It doesn't work that way. No one can share the burden of what I've done. It's
not one of those warm and fuzzy things couples share.

Rose:
I accept the good and the bad, Jack. That's what you do for someone you love.

Raiden:
I don't want to share my past with anyone. I just want to forget about it.

Rose:
Jack? I haven't told you -- you know, about what I've done...

Raiden:
The last two years with you -- it's been more than I've ever hoped for. But I
can't go any farther. I know you want to get married. But -- I can't. I can't
risk starting a family. There's no way to erase my childhood.

Rose:
It's all right, Jack. Please, don't say any more...

*******************************************************************************
They end transmission. Raiden exits Arsenal Gear's "Stomach." Once he exits the
room he gets a call from the Colonel.
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Colonel:
Raiden, do you copy. You must continue your m-mission.

Raiden:
I've lost all my gear. I need to locate Snake.

Colonel:
He was never factored into the simulation. Leave him out of this.

Raiden:
I can't do much naked, especially in this temperature.

Colonel:
That's true -- you won't be able to attack or enter the Hanging mode, either.

Raiden:
I think Snake has my gear.

Colonel:
Raiden, take out Solidus and his men. You must recover Arsenal intact.

Raiden:
Colonel, are you under orders from the Patriots?

Colonel:
Your role -- that is, mission -- is to infiltrate the structure and disarm the
terrorists --

Raiden:
My role? Why do you keep saying that.

Colonel:
Why not? This is a type of role-playing game. The point is that you play out
your part -- and I expect you to turn in a perfect performance!

Raiden:
Colonel, I just remembered something.

Colonel:
What?

Raiden:
That I've never met you in person. Not once.

Colonel:
... Complete your mission according to the simulation!

Raiden:
Colonel, who are you?

Colonel:
No more questions. We have Rosemary.

Raiden:
What do you mean by that!

Colonel:
Over and out.

*******************************************************************************
He ends transmission. Raiden walks forward a bit toward the next area. He then
gets another call from the Colonel.
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Colonel:
Raiden, turn the game console off right now!

Raiden:
What did you say?

Colonel:
The mission is a failure! Cut the power right now!

Raiden:
What's wrong with you?

Colonel:
Don't worry, it's a game! It's a game just like usual.

Rose:
You'll ruin your eyes playing so close to the TV.

Raiden:
What are you talking about!?

Colonel:
Raiden, something happened to me last Thursday when I was driving home. I had
a couple of miles to go -- I looked up and saw a glowing orange object in the
sky, to the east! It was moving very irregularly... Suddenly, there was intense
light all around me -- and when I came to, I was home. What do you think
happened to me...?

Raiden:
What?

Colonel:
Fine, forget it...

*******************************************************************************
Raiden makes his way past Arsenal Gear Tengus and into the next corridor. Along
the way he gets several insane messages from the Colonel (see Misc. section,
they're damn funny.) In the next room, Raiden is locked in. He continues to get
Colonel's insane messages. There is even a video of a woman with bad acting
replacing his Soliton Radar screen. Eventually Raiden gets a call from Rose.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
Hi Rose.

Rose:
Jack -- I owe you an apology.

Raiden:
If it's about that conversation just now, I'm the one who's sorry.

Rose:
No, it's something else. That day at Federal Hall two years ago -- it wasn't a
coincidence. I was ordered to keep an eye on you...

Raiden:
Keep an eye on me?

Rose:
Yes -- by the Patriots.

Raiden:
You're a spy.

Rose:
I suppose. Yes. It's an ugly word.

Raiden:
...

Rose:
Are you still there?

Raiden:
Was sleeping with me a part of the job?

Rose:
I fell in love with you...

Raiden:
How could anyone --

Rose:
I can't excuse what I did. I've reported every detail of your personal life to
them these two years. What you did, said, everything...

Raiden:
Must've been fun.

Rose:
But some things I didn't tell anyone! Like what I felt for you.

Raiden:
So that's why you were involved in this mission. I should have known. Why else
would they toss an analyst into the mix at the last minute?

Rose:
I'm sorry, I know what I did was wrong...

Raiden:
No matter where I go - I get used.

Rose:
I reinvented myself to suit your tastes. Hairstyle, clothes, the way I move,
things I talked about... You say you love the color of my hair, my eyes.
They're not even real.

Raiden:
You must have gone over my psych profile with a fine-tooth comb.

Rose:
It was my job.

Raiden:
Great performance -- had me completely fooled.

Rose:
What I really wanted was for you to see the real me. It hurt to play out
this -- this artificial romance. It was worse to lie to myself than to you. The
more love you gave me, the more it hurt -- because I knew the person you loved
was just a character.

Raiden:
So it was artificial on my end too. It was just a game, not the real thing. I
feel better knowing that. I was in love -- or thought I was -- with someone who
didn't exist. I was trying to be someone I wasn't by loving what wasn't real. I
don't know who you really are. person I knew isn't real; she's not the woman
I'm talking to right now. In a sense, the deception was my own, not theirs.

Rose:
Jack, I thought I was acting, because that was my job. But I did fall in love
with you, that wasn't an act.

Raiden:
You expect me to believe that? It's okay. You had your reasons, right? Hey, I
understand. But I have nothing left to...

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Roses voice suddenly becomes distorted and gargled.
*******************************************************************************

Rose:
Jack!! I'm...I'm carrying... I'm pregnant, Jack. Your baby.

Raiden:
Rose? What's going on?

*******************************************************************************
The transmission ends. After that Raiden walks forward. A voice comes from
behind him, it's Snake.
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Snake:
It's amazing you can walk around like that.

Raiden:
Snake!

Snake:
Been waiting long?

Raiden:
Ah-choo!!

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Raiden sneezes.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
Where's my gear?

Snake:
Right over there.

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Points to a crate behind him. Raiden gets his equipment back.
*******************************************************************************

Snake:
That's more like it. Everything you had when you were captured is still there.

*******************************************************************************
Raiden is about to say something but Snake motions for him to be quiet. They
switch over to nanos.
*******************************************************************************

Snake:
Sorry about earlier. I had to use you as bait to gain access to Arsenal. It
worked.

Raiden:
Why didn't you tell me about Olga?

Snake:
Because you didn't ask.

Raiden:
...

Snake:
Not happy about that? Get over it.

Raiden:
...any effects of the virus yet?

Snake:
Still waiting on that.

Raiden:
So it was rigged by the Patriots?

Snake:
Looks like it. From what I can tell, Arsenal is headed for Manhattan. I don't
know what Solidus is planning, but we'll have to deal with it one way or
another. There's also a troop of production-model RAYs ahead.

Raiden:
How many units?

Snake:
Twenty-five, according to Olga.

Raiden:
Twenty-five!?

Snake:
Yeah. Can't say I've faced that many Metal Gears before, but -- I think we can
deal.

Raiden:
No way we can...

Snake:
We can because we have no other choice. I've stocked up on Stinger missiles. Oh
yeah, Olga left this for you.

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Snake hands Raiden a sword. Raiden takes it out of its sheath and examines it.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
Why?

Snake:
Olga asked me to give it to you. Besides, I'm not a big fan of blades.

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Raidens slashes the air with the sword.
*******************************************************************************

Snake:
Move the Right thumbstick up and down to make a vertical slice and left and
right to slice parallel to the ground.

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Raiden does so.
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Snake:
Move the thumbstick in a circle to do a rotating cut.

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Raiden follows his instructions.
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Snake:
Click the thumbstick to lunge and strike.

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Guess what happens...
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Snake:
You can guard with your blade if you have the lock-on button pressed down.

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Demo...
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Snake:
You should be able to deflect a bullet or two.

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Raiden trains for a few minutes. Snake then decides it's time to go.
*******************************************************************************

Snake:
Come on, time to go.

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Raiden puts the HF Blade away.
*******************************************************************************

Snake:
If you run out of ammo, you can have mine.

Raiden:
You got enough?

Snake:
Absolutely.

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He points to his bandana.
*******************************************************************************

Snake:
Infinite ammo.

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He grins a bit.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
Wait up, Snake.

Snake:
What?

*******************************************************************************
Back to nanos.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
Snake, have you ever -- enjoyed killing someone? I'm not sure. Sometimes it's
hard to tell the difference between reality and a game...

Snake:
Diminished sense of reality, huh? VR training will do that.

Raiden:
No, it was field training, when I was a kid. I lied, Snake. I have more field
experience than I can remember. It's not VR that's doing this to me.

Snake:
Raiden, we don't carry guns to take people down. We're not here to help some
politician either.

Raiden:
You can say that because you're a legend, a hero. I'm Jack the Ripper, a dirty
reminder -- of a terrible mistake.

Snake:
Legends don't mean a whole lot. I was just a name to exploit. Just like you.
People will remember only the good part, the right part of what you did.

Raiden:
There's no right part in murder, not ever.

Snake:
And we're not in this to make a name for ourselves.

Raiden:
Then what are you and Otacon fighting for?

Snake:
A future.

Snake:
You can stop being part of a mistake, starting now.

Raiden:
What am I -- what am I supposed to do?

*******************************************************************************
Snake and Raiden proceed into the next area. Their guns are drawn.
*******************************************************************************

Snake:
Find something to believe in. And find it for yourself. And when you do, pass
it on to the future.

Raiden:
Believe in what?

Snake:
That's your problem.

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Raiden looks kinda disappointed.
*******************************************************************************

Snake:
Come on!

*******************************************************************************
Otacon cuts in.
*******************************************************************************

Otacon:
Snake, Raiden!

Snake:
Otacon! You all right?

Otacon:
Yeah. So are all the hostages.

Otacon:
How's everything on your end?

Raiden:
All right for now. But there is something -- The Colonel's last transmission
was strange.

Otacon:
Strange? How?

Raiden:
Just -- strange. No idea --

Otacon:
Interference?

Raiden:
I don't know.

Otacon:
Where is this Colonel?

Raiden:
I don't know. I've never met the man, actually...

Otacon:
...I'll dig around.

Raiden:
Thanks. I owe you one.

Otacon:
If there's anything else, call me on the Codec, I might be able to help.

*******************************************************************************
A Cypher unit comes hovering above. It spots Raiden and Snake and sounds the
alarms. Out of seemingly everywhere, Arsenal Tengus flood the room. Snake and
Raiden skillfully dispatch the squadron of soldiers before proceeding to the
next room. Before they do, they get a call from Otacon.
*******************************************************************************

Otacon:
Raiden? About this Colonel of yours -- I found out where he is.

Raiden:
Where?

Otacon:
Inside Arsenal.

Raiden:
?

Otacon:
I've checked out all the possibilities, but I keep coming back to Arsenal. It
isn't a relay point, it's the origin of the signal. And, the encryption
protocol it uses is exactly the same as that of Arsenal's AI -- the so-called
GW.

Raiden:
...What the hell does this mean?

Otacon:
I think it means -- you've been talking to an AI.

Raiden:
That's impossible!

Otacon:
The Colonel probably isn't GW per se. GW was most likely stimulating cortical
activity in the dormant part of your brain through signal manipulation of your
own nanomachines. The Colonel is in part your own creation, cobbled together
from expectations and experience...

Raiden:
That's crazy...

Otacon:
But it's probably the truth. The virus may be starting to affect GW, which
would explain the Colonel's behavior.

Raiden:
It was all -- an illusion? Everything I've done so far...?

Snake:
Raiden!

Raiden:
Snake -- what's happening around here?

Snake:
I don't know. What I do know is that you're standing right here in front of me.
Not an illusion -- flesh and blood. It's your call. You can drop this if you
want.

Raiden:
No, I can't do that. Let's go...

*******************************************************************************
The proceed into the next room. Raiden then gets a call from the Colonel.
*******************************************************************************

Colonel:
Raiden! They've got Rose! Rose is being held in the holds!

Snake:
It's a trap!

Rose:
Help!

Raiden:
Rose!

Snake:
Raiden, get a grip!

Raiden:
But Snake!

Snake:
It's a trap. Since the Colonel doesn't exist, there's no way he can take Rose
hostage.

Raiden:
Yeah -- you're right...

Snake:
I am right.

Raiden:
...OK. But... Does Rose -- exist -- ?

Snake:
Don't be weird. She's your --

Raiden:
What if I've never really met her... If the Colonel is something that I partly
dreamt up, then... everything I remember about her could be...

Snake:
Don't jump to conclusions!

Raiden:
You and Otacon are the ones that say the Colonel never existed. Is this what
Olga was talking about?

*******************************************************************************
They end transmission. In the next area they are ambushed by a horde of Tengus.
The two skillfully dispatch all of the remainder of Gurlukavitch's army. Bodies
of the dead litter the area. Just then, someone walks through the door in front
of the two. It is Fortune, armed with her rail cannon. She is no longer wearing
the coat she had on before.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
Fortune...

Fortune:
It's been a long wait, Solid Snake -- the root of all my sorrows.

Snake:
What?

Fortune:
Two years ago, you killed my father. That was the beginning of hell for us.
Everyone I love has been taken from me, one by one... and no matter how hard I
try, I can't follow them. An endless nightmare... The only thing we live for is
to see it end. Our wait is almost over.

Raiden:
You can't be serious about firing the nuke!

Fortune:
Since no one can kill me, I may as well kill everyone I can.

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She activates her gun.
*******************************************************************************

Fortune:
Starting with you, Solid Snake!

Raiden:
Damn!

Snake:
Looks like I'm today's pick. You go on ahead.

*******************************************************************************
Raiden holsters his gun and walks toward a ladder behind the two.
*******************************************************************************

Snake:
You want eternal rest? I've got it right here.

Raiden:
What are you going to do? Bullets can't get near her.

Snake:
I'll think of something. There's no such thing as a witch.

Fortune:
You think you can kill me?

Snake:
I don't know what your group's been through, but let's get one thing clear:
I didn't kill your father.

Fortune:
Do you think anyone believes your lies!?

Snake:
Raiden, get out of here!

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Raiden begins climbing the ladder just as Fortune and Snake begin their battle.
*******************************************************************************

Snake:
UNHh!!

===============================
     L. Damn the Patriots!
===============================

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Raiden emerges in a huge, empty area. The skies above are filled with clouds
flickering with lightning. Raiden draws his SOCOM. He looks around the room.
A few seconds later he hears the disembodied voice of Solidus.
*******************************************************************************

Solidus:
Jack, I've been watching how you fight. It looks like you've remembered the way
you used to kill in the old days! Or is it one of the S3 Plan's proud
achievements?

Raiden:
What are you talking about!?

Solidus:
It came as a complete surprise when Ocelot discovered the S3 data from GW. Not
a bad idea, though -- using fire to fight fire, creating the perfect assassin
to retire Solid Snake's brother. S3 stands for Solid Snake Simulation... It's
a development program to artificially reproduce Solid Snake, the perfect
warrior. The result is a FOXHOUND commando when FOXHOUND no longer exists, a
simulated Solid Snake shaped by VR regimen. Sound like someone you know --
Jack? I'm sorry to see you reduced to one of the Patriots' puppets. But I've
made use of you and their plan, too. Solid Snake's sudden appearance, your
arrival -- it was obvious the Patriots were among my ranks. I had to smoke out
the agent before the mission entered the final phase. You came in handy as
bait.

Jack, those days during the civil war were as real as they come... Every day
was absolute, split between life and death. You ran from it, and now, you've
been lead back to war by something less than real.

*******************************************************************************
Out of seemingly nowhere, Solidus rushes onto the platform with Raiden. Raiden
points his gun out Solidus.
*******************************************************************************

Solidus:
No more games, Jack. At least you know. There's no reason to keep you alive
now...

*******************************************************************************
There is a sudden rumble. Raiden turns around to see three Metal Gear RAY units
stomping toward him.
*******************************************************************************

Solidus:
I've given you a worthy opponent at least. But now, you should die as the
little Jackie boy I once knew.

*******************************************************************************
Solidus disappears as suddenly as he had arrived. Raiden is now faced with the
challenge of taking down the entire mass-produced Metal Gear RAY army by
himself.
*******************************************************************************

*******************************************************************************
Raiden manages to take down numerous units with his Stinger missile launcher.
But each one he destroys is replaced by yet another fresh unit. Raiden falls to
his knees and gives up hope.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
It's no use...

*******************************************************************************
The Metal Gears surround Raiden and await the word to attack. Solidus' voice
speaks to Raiden.
*******************************************************************************

Solidus:
I expected a little more fight than that, Jack.

*******************************************************************************
One of the Metal Gears prepares to step on Raiden. Before it gets the chance,
Olga drops down from...somewhere... The Metal Gear stops its attack.
*******************************************************************************

Solidus:
So, you've decided to show yourself.

Raiden:
Olga, don't do this. They'll know --

Olga:
I'll hold them off, give you time to get away.

Raiden:
What about you?

Olga:
...

Raiden:
This is suicide!!

Olga:
Your nanomachines -- they're transmitting your vital signs to the Patriots. If
you die, my child dies. Do you understand?

Raiden:
The child...

Solidus:
I see -- so that's why you sold your troops out to me. So many dead, and they
all died trusting you...

Olga:
...!

Solidus:
Weren't they your comrades?

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Olga pull out her gun.
*******************************************************************************

Olga:
No, not just comrades! Family!

Solidus:
Hah.

Olga:
I know I'm going to hell. But at least my child --

Solidus:
I applaud your attitude. If you have a death wish,

*******************************************************************************
Solidus rushes in front of Olga. He is armed with a P90 rifle.
*******************************************************************************

Solidus:
I'll be happy to accommodate you. See you in hell!!

Olga:
HRRRRGH!!

*******************************************************************************
Olga goes to shoot Solidus, but Solidus knocks her gun away and grabs her with
his snake arm. He spins his rifle around and aims it at Olga's head. Olga
struggles to tell Raiden something.
*******************************************************************************

Olga Gurlukavitch:
Live -- you have to --

*******************************************************************************
Solidus blows Olga's brains out.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
OLGA!!

*******************************************************************************
Raiden falls to his knees in despair. Solidus tosses Olga to the ground.
*******************************************************************************

Solidus:
Enjoy the show, Jack? Let's pick up where we left off.

*******************************************************************************
He motions for the Metal Gear assault to begin again, however something goes
wrong. The RAYs start shaking violently and their 'eyes' turn red.
*******************************************************************************

Solidus:
Hm?

*******************************************************************************
The RAYs start moving toward Solidus.
*******************************************************************************

Solidus:
What's going on!?

*******************************************************************************
It goes into attack mode.
*******************************************************************************

Solidus:
What's wrong with it!?

*******************************************************************************
Ocelots voice calls in.
*******************************************************************************

Ocelot:
The AI -- GW -- it's out of control.

Solidus:
What?

*******************************************************************************
A screen of a virus infecting GW or something like that is shown.
*******************************************************************************

Ocelot:
I'm reading an abnormal impulse  cascade throughout the neural network. I
can't shut it down!

Solidus:
What happened!

Ocelot:
Maybe -- some kind of virus --

Solidus:
The Patriots!?

Ocelot:
I don't know!

Solidus:
Ocelot! What have you been up to!

Ocelot:
It's too late! Arsenal's system control is going haywire! ...It's on an
emergency ascent course!

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The Metal Gears go in to attack Solidus.
*******************************************************************************

Solidus:
Stupid machines!

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Solidus' muscles double in size like before.
*******************************************************************************

Solidus:
rrrRRAAAAH!

*******************************************************************************
In extremely badass fashion, Solidus destroys all three remaining Metal Gear
RAYs. He stands atop one of the Metal Gears he took down.
*******************************************************************************

Solidus:
Damn the Patriots...!

*******************************************************************************
Solidus returns to the ground. He grabs Raiden with one of his snake arms and
prepares to kill him. He stops himself, though.
*******************************************************************************

Solidus:
You still have some use...

Fortune:
I've captured Snake.

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Fortune walks in with Snake. Snake is handcuffed.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
S...Snake?

Solidus:
Bring him in.

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Solidus uses his Snake arm to knock Raiden out.
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Raiden:
Ugh...

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Raiden passes out.
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=====================================
     M. Never trust the old guy.
=====================================

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Raiden comes to. Solidus is standing with his back to Raiden. They are now
outside on top of Arsenal Gear. Fortune, Snake, and Ocelot are also present.
There is also a Metal Gear RAY (most likely the one Ocelot stole two years ago)
inactive next to them.
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Solidus:
Are you awake yet, Jack?

Raiden:
U-uh...

Solidus:
GW, the Arsenal AI, is corrupted beyond repair. I admit I underestimated you...

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Solidus turns around.
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Raiden:
U-uhn...

Solidus:
I'll squeeze the answers out of you instead, my son...

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Solidus grabs Raiden with his snake arms and begins sucking the breath out of
Raiden. Raiden struggles to hold his breath. After a few moments, Solidus stops
his attack.
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Raiden:
U-uh...uhn...

Fortune:
What do you hope to hear? You know he doesn't know anything.

Solidus:
It's not him I want the answers from.

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Solidus drops Raiden to the ground. He is handcuffed like Snake.
*******************************************************************************

Fortune:
What do you mean?

Solidus:
That's not your business.

Fortune:
Oh really? It so happens I have some business of my own to attend to.

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Fortune begins to walk away.
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Solidus:
Planning to hijack Arsenal?

Fortune:
!

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Fortune stops.
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Solidus:
You were going to screw me over, weren't you?

Fortune:
Who talked? Ocelot?

Solidus:
Not exactly. I was the one who used Ocelot to suggest the idea to you in the
first place.

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Fortune turns about.
*******************************************************************************

Fortune:
What?

Solidus:
I was planning to giveyou Arsenal to begin with.

Fortune:
...Why the uncharacteristic generosity?

Solidus:
Hm. I'm no philanthropist. Arsenal is far from impregnable. It needs other
Metal Gears as guards, a huge payload of warheads, and full aire, sea, and
land support to function efficiently. Against a large attack force without
support, Arsenal is nothing more than a gigantic coffin. Seizing Arsenal Gear
was never the real objective.

Fortune:
...What was your objective, then?

Solidus:
A list of names -- of the Patriots!

Fortune:
!?

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The blurry pictures of the Patriots from before is shown. But their photos
fade one by one until none are left.
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Solidus:
They were planning to extend their control to digital information flow with GW
and Arsenal. That means the information they want  to filter out is contained
in GW. Including that list of the highest twelve members of the Patriots'
Wisemen's Committee.

Fortune:
And once you knew who they were, you would cross out their name one by one...
while we, with our useless Arsenal, drew their fire.

Solidus:
Very good.

Fortune:
You were using us all along.

Solidus:
Were you any different?

Fortune:
But your plan's hit a snag with GW destroyed, hasn't it?

Solidus:
No -- there is another way.

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He looks at Raiden.
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Fortune:
Really... But we have our own plans to carry out. We'll take Arsenal since you
don't care for it anyway; the purified hydrogen bomb is ready to go.

Solidus:
A nuclear strike won't stop them.

Fortune:
It will damage their power source -- the mindless masses that they control.
First things first.

Solidus:
Of course -- that was what you wanted. I won't stop you. Good luck.

Fortune:
Thanks, but I have quite enough of that.

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Fortune begins to walk away. As she does, Ocelot begins laughing. Everyone
looks at him.
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Fortune:
What exactly do you find so funny?

Ocelot:
Charades usually are humorous. I wouldn't have minded watching some more of it.
but we're running a little short on time...

Solidus:
What are you talking about?

Ocelot:
Everything you've done here has been scripted -- a little exercise set up by
us.

Solidus:
Exercise!?

Ocelot:
The S3 Plan was conceived as a means to produce soldiers on par with Solid
Snake. That's what I told you. But the VR Training the boy was put through is
not the meat of the project. You think this terrorist incident is your own
doing, Solidus? THIS is the S3 training kernel -- an orchestrated recreation
of Shadow Moses.

Solidus:
What!?

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Flashbacks of several scenes from the game as well as MGS are shown. Also, some
of the mock scenes with Snake from the game's trailers are shown.
*******************************************************************************

Ocelot:
Ames and the President's deaths -- the computer virus that mimics FOXDIE. Did
you really think they were all a coincidence? Ames' own nanomachines were used
to shut down his pacemaker. I arranged for the appearance of the Ninja as well.
As for the President -- although Johnson realized what was going on, he played
out his allotted part. As for the computer virus, it's a digital  counterpart
of FOXDIE. It was also designed to eliminate every scrap of information
regarding the Patriots from GW. Your plan was invalidated even before
execution, Solidus. Fatman was a different story. He's one of our own people,
a sort of examiner we hired to test the boy's progress before letting him
tackle the exercise proper. We had to arrange for Stillman's presence to coax
the maniac into agreeing. If the boy had allowed the Big Shell to be destroyed,
this exercise would have ended there. The project has no room for failures.

Solidus:
What do you mean!?

Ocelot:
Given the right situation, the right story, anyone can be shaped into Snake.
Even rookies can fight like men of experience. An instant creation of genius --
and this training kernel will provide more than enough data to formulate such a
program. You, Dead Cell, Olga -- you're all nothing but pawns placed to create
the perfect simulation.

*******************************************************************************
The scenes end.
*******************************************************************************

Ocelot:
Solidus, you and the boy were selected because your relationship resembles the
one between Snake and Big Boss. Fortune, you and the rest of Dead Cell stand in
for the FOXHOUND squad that Snake took on in Shadow Moses. You're the most
impressive collection of freaks outside of FOXHOUND. We've gone to a lot of
trouble to set you up against the boy. That story about purified hydrogen bombs
is just the tip of the iceberg. The project was already underway when I sunk
that tanker along with your old man two years ago. Throwing your husband in
the brig was a part of it too. You were told that the eradication of Dead Cell
six months ago was an act of the Patriots. We provoked and encouraged your
hatred -- and you opted for vengeance, just as we planned.

Fortune:
All orchestrated...?

Ocelot:
Except for the appearance of the real Solid Snake. I wonder now, who sent for
you...?

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Fortune activates her railgun. She begins to aim it at Ocelot.
*******************************************************************************

Fortune:
All our misfortune was -- just a part of their project!

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Fortune readies to fire. But before she can do so, Ocelot pulls his Colt SAA
and fires a single shot. It pierces Fortune's chest. Everyone, including
Fortune, look with disbelief.
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Fortune:
H-how could -- !

Ocelot:
You're on Lady Luck. You have nothing we didn't give you.

Fortune:
What?

*******************************************************************************
Fortune falls to her knees. Several scenes displaying Fortune's luck are
replayed.
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Ocelot:
Do you know why no bullet could hit you? It wasn't magic or some New Age
mumbo-jumbo. Certainly wasn't your psychic talents. It was all staged by the
Patriots.

Fortune:
Staged?

Ocelot:
You were being shielded by the electromagnetic weapons technology that the
Patriots developed. Your Dead Cell comrades loved your father and husband --
we needed a pathetic wretch like you to keep them focused. You've been our
puppet all along --  just like Olga. You were hamming it up as the tragic
heroine thanks to the script that the Patriots wrote for you. Pure
self-indulgence -- you couldn't get enough of the drama.

Fortune:
...I could have died whenever I wanted to...

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Fortune begins to climb up and readies her gun.
*******************************************************************************

Ocelot:
Hm? Thought I got her in the heart?

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Fortune fires a shot of her rail cannon at Ocelot. It's blast is deflected and
misses him.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
It missed...

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Ocelot scowls.
*******************************************************************************

Ocelot:
Now I remember. Your heart's on the right.

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Fortune fires another shot and gets the same results.
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Ocelot:
Waste of metal, my dear. Your luck's run out.

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Ocelot pats a small device on his hip.
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Ocelot:
This is the little gizmo. There is no such thing as miracles or the super-
natural only cutting-edge technology.

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Solidus then pulls his F90 and fires a clip off at Ocelot.
*******************************************************************************

Solidus:
HRR!!

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The shots all miss and Ocelot (somehow) manages to jump atop Metal Gear Ray.
*******************************************************************************

Fortune:
You bastard!

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Fortune coughs up blood and collapses. Meanwhile, Ocelot makes it to the
cockpit of RAY. Solidus throws his gun aside and grabs a hold of his snake
arms. He fires around a dozen missiles at Ocelot from them, but the all miss
and explode behind him. Ocelot taunts Solidus and jumps into RAY's cockpit.
The machine begins to come alive with Ocelot at the helm.
*******************************************************************************

Ocelot:
Now that I have enough data, all I have to do isretrieve Arsenal...and clean
up the refuse from the exercise.

Solidus:
Just try!

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Solidus pulls out his two swords. Energy flows from his snake arms into the
swords. RAY fires its machine gun at Solidus. Solidus uses his swords to
deflect all the bullets. One of the bullets strikes Snake's handcuffs.
*******************************************************************************

Snake:
!?

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Ocelot tries a different method.
*******************************************************************************

Ocelot:
How's this then!?

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RAY begins to ready its missile pods.
*******************************************************************************

Snake:
Damn!

*******************************************************************************
Just then, Fortune steps in front of RAY. She extends her hands in front of
the beast.
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Fortune;
Fortune!

Solidus:
You idiot! Get the hell away from there!

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Ocelot targets Fortune.
*******************************************************************************

Ocelot:
I told you -- your luck's run out. Take your reward: it's all the payload RAY
has. Die!!

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Ray fires dozens and dozens of missiles into the sky. They come raining down
toward everyone.
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Snake:
Everyone down!!!

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Amazingly he missiles all miss their targets and explode around the group.
*******************************************************************************

Ocelot:
What the -- ! Impossible!

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RAY fires its HEAT missiles. They too miss. After the missile strike ends,
Fortune puts her arms down.
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Snake:
She is Lady Luck.

Fortune:
My name is Helena Dolph Jackson. The daughter of a proud, noble soldier...

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She coughs and steps forward.
*******************************************************************************

Fortune:
I can... see my family... again...

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And with that Fortune dies.
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Ocelot:
Damn!!

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Ocelot looks very pissed.
*******************************************************************************

Ocelot:
Try this instead!

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RAY's laser bay opens.
*******************************************************************************

Snake:
No!

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Before he can activate the laser, Ocelot's arm begins to spasm and go haywire.
*******************************************************************************

Ocelot:
No! No, not now!!

*******************************************************************************
Metal Gear RAY stands up full length and comes to a halt. Ocelot emerges from
the cockpit. However, it seems Liquid has once again taken control of his
body.
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Liquid:
Brothers!!

Snake:
Liquid!

Liquid:
I've been waiting for this.

Solidus:
It can't be -- ?

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Flashback of Ocelot losing his arm and the previous scene with Liquid.
*******************************************************************************

Liquid:
I've been inside this arm all along,  waiting for the right time to awaken.

Snake:
You were inside Ocelot?

Liquid:
Yes -- a sleeper in the arm of a Patriots' spy.

Snake:
It was you two years ago!?

Liquid:
Exactly. I was controlling him. Snake, it was I that leaked information about
Arsenal to your partner and got you out here. You're the only one that can free
me, after all...

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End of scenes.
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Liquid:
I'm off to bury the Patriots for good.

Solidus:
You know where they are? How?

Liquid:
Why do you think I choose Ocelot as my host? But before I go, I have a family
matter to settle with both of you. There's room for only one Snake, and one
Big Boss!

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Solidus fires off several missiles at Liquid, but as before they all miss.
*******************************************************************************

Solidus:
Grraah!

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Liquid leaps back into RAY's cockpit and reactivates it.
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Liquid:
Time to say goodbye.

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RAY starts moving toward Arsenal's edge.
*******************************************************************************

Snake:
Damn!

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Snake struggles to break free from his handcuffs.
*******************************************************************************

Liquid:
Like surfing? It's a good way to go.

*******************************************************************************
Moments later, Snake manages to break his damaged handcuffs and chases after
Liquid in RAY.
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Snake:
Liquid! Stop this thing!

Liquid:
Hey, Snake! You coming?

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Metal Gear leaps off of Arsenal, with Solid Snake following right behind.
*******************************************************************************

Snake:
Hrrr-eya!!!

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They both disappear with a giant splash.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
Snaaaake!!!

=============================================
     N. Yes, you should be confused now.
=============================================

*******************************************************************************
Just then Arsenal Gear begins to move forward. A far away view of the
monsterous Arsenal is shown going under the Verrazano Bridge and toward the
city when... Solidus and Raiden fall off Arsenal and land on the roof of a
building. The surrounding area is completely devestated and the gigantic
Arsenal has come to a halt. The two come to their feet. Solidus looks around
are realizes where they are.
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Solidus:
Federal Hall...

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He starts laughing madly.
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Raiden:
What are you laughing at?

Solidus:
Do you know what day it is today?

Raiden:
...April 30th?

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Live footage of Federal Hall and the surrounding area is shown.
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Solidus:
That's right. George Washington took office as the first president of the
United States of America 200 years ago today. And it happened right here. We
were going to declare  another independence -- the dawn of a new nation --
here. The end of the Patriots' secret rule,  liberation of this country --
this was where it was supposed to begin, this is where freedom could have been
born.

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End of footage.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
All you want is power -- at any cost.

Solidus:
Jack, it's not power I want. What I want is to take back from the Patriots are
things like -- freedom, civil rights, opportunities. The founding principles
of this country. Everything that's about to be wiped out by their digital
censorship. Jack, listen to me. We're all born with an expiration date. No
one lasts forever. Life is nothing but a grace period -- for turning our
genetic material into the next generation.

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Ripples in a pool of water are shown, like before with Emma.
*******************************************************************************

Solidus:
The data of life is transferred from parent to child. That's how it works. But
we have no heirs, no legacy. Cloned from our father with the ability to
reproduce conveniently engineered out. What is our legacy if we cannot pass the
torch? Proof of our existence -- a mark of some sort -- When the torch is
passed on from parent to child... It extends beyond DNA, information is
imparted as well.

*******************************************************************************
End of that.
*******************************************************************************

Solidus:
All I want is to be remembered. By other people, by history. The Patriots are
trying to protect their power, their own interests, by controlling the digital
flow of information. I want my memory, my existence to remain. Unlike an intron
of history, I will be remembered as an exon. That will be my legacy, my mark on
history. But the Patriots would deny us even that, I will triumph over the
Patriots, and liberate us all. And we will become the "Sons of Liberty"!

*******************************************************************************
Raiden gets a Codec call.
*******************************************************************************

Colonel:
Raiden, are you receiving? We're still here.

Raiden:
How's that possible!? The AI was destroyed!

Colonel:
Only GW...

Raiden:
Who are you?

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The Colonel's face becomes transparent. You can see his skull. This happens
several times during the dialogue. It also occasionally flashes his portrait
from MG2.
*******************************************************************************

Colonel:
To begin with -- we're not what you'd call -- human. Over the past two hundred
years -- A kind of consciousness formed layer by layer in the crucible of the
White House. It's not unlike the way life started in the oceans four billion
years ago. The White House was our primordial soup, a base of evolution --
We are formless. We are the very discipline and morality that Americans invoke
so often. How can anyone hope to eliminate us? As long as this nation exists,
so will we.

Raiden:
Cut the crap! If you're immortal, why would you take away  individual freedoms
and censor the Net?

Rose:
Jack, don't be silly.

Colonel:
Don't you know that our plans have your interests -- not ours -- in mind?

Raiden:
What?

Rose:
Jack, listen carefully like a good boy!

Colonel:
The mapping of the human genome was completed early this century. As a result,
the evolutionary log of the human race lay open to us.

Rose:
We started with genetic engineering, and in the end, we succeeded in digitizing
life itself.

Colonel:
But there are things not covered by genetic information.

Raiden:
What do you mean?

Colonel:
Human memories, ideas. Culture. History.

Rose:
Genes don't contain any record of human history.

Colonel:
Is it something that should not be passed on? Should that information be left
at the mercy of nature?

Rose:
We've always kept records of our lives. Through words, pictures, symbols...
from tablets to books...

Colonel:
But not all the information was inherited by later generations. A small
percentage of the whole was selected and processed, then passed on. Not unlike
genes, really.

Rose:
That's what history is, Jack.

Colonel:
But in the current, digitized world, trivial information is accumulating every
second, preserved in all its triteness. Never fading, always accessible.

Rose:
Rumors about petty issues, misinterpretations, slander...

Colonel:
All this junk data  preserved in an unfiltered state, growing at an alarming
rate.

Rose:
It will only slow down social progress, reduce the rate of evolution.

Colonel:
Raiden, you seem to think that our plan is one of censorship.

Raiden:
Are you telling me it's not!?

Rose:
You're being silly! What we propose to do is not to control content, but to
create context.

Raiden:
Create context?

Colonel:
The digital society furthers human flaws and selectively rewards development of
convenient half-truths. Just look at the strange juxtapositions of morality
around you.

Rose:
Billions spent on new weapons in order to humanely murder other humans.

Colonel:
Rights of criminals are given more respect than the privacy of their victims.

Rose:
Although there are people suffering in poverty, huge donations are made to
protect endangered species. Everyone grows up being told the same thing.

Colonel:
Be nice to other people.

Rose:
But beat out the competition!

Colonel:
"You're special." "Believe in yourself and you will succeed."

Rose:
But it's obvious from the start that only a few can succeed...

Colonel:
You exercise your right to "freedom" and this is the result. All rhetoric to
avoid conflict and protect each other from hurt. The untested truths spun by
different interests continue to churn and accumulate in the sandbox of
political correctness and value systems.

Rose:
Everyone withdraws into their own small gated community, afraid of a larger
forum. They stay inside their little ponds, leaking whatever "truth" suits them
into the growing cesspool of society at large.

Colonel:
The different cardinal truths neither clash nor mesh. No one is invalidated,
but nobody is right.

Rose:
Not even natural selection can take place here. The world is being engulfed in
"truth."

Colonel:
And this is the way the world ends. Not with a bang, but a whimper.

Rose:
We're trying to stop that from happening.

Colonel:
It's our responsibility as rulers. Just as in genetics, unnecessary information
and memory must be filtered out to stimulate the evolution of the species.

Raiden:
And you think you're qualified to decide what's necessary and not!?

Colonel:
Absolutely. Who else could wade through the sea of garbage you people produce,
retrieve valuable truths and even interpret their meaning for later
generations?

Rose:
That's what it means to create context.

Raiden:
I'll decide for myself what to believe and what to pass on!

Colonel:
But is that even your own idea?

Rose:
Or something Snake told you?

Colonel:
That's the proof of your incompetence, right there. You lack the
qualifications to exercise free will.

Raiden:
That's not true! I have the right --

Rose:
Does something like a "self" exist inside of you?

Colonel:
That which you call "self" serves as nothing more than a mask to cover your
own being.

Rose:
In this era of ready-made 'truths', "self" is just something used to preserve
those positive emotions that you occasionally feel...

Colonel:
...Another possibility is that "self" is a concept you conveniently borrowed
under the logic that it would endow you with some sense of strength...

Raiden:
That's crap!

Colonel:
Is it? Would you prefer that someone else tell you? Alright then. Explain it
to him.

Rose:
Jack, you're simply the best! And you got there all by yourself!

Raiden:
Rrrr...

Colonel:
Oh, what happened? Do you feel lost? Why not try a bit of soul-searching?

Rose:
Don't think you'll find anything, though...

Colonel:
Ironic that although "self" is something that you yourself fashioned, every
time something goes wrong, you turn around and place the blame on something
else.

Rose:
It's not my fault. It's not your fault.

Colonel:
In denial, you simply resort to looking for another, more convenient "truth"
in order to make yourself feel better.

Rose:
...leaving behind in an instant the so-called "truth" you once embraced.

Colonel:
Should someone like that be able to decide what is "truth"?

Rose:
Should someone like you even have the right to decide?

Colonel:
You've done nothing but abuse your freedom.

Rose:
You don't deserve to be free!

Colonel:
We're not the ones smothering the world. You are.

Rose:
The individual is supposed to be weak. But far from powerless -- a single
person has the potential to ruin the world.

Colonel:
And the age of digitized communication has given even more power to the
individual. Too much power for an immature species.

Rose:
Building a legacy involves figuring out what is wanted, and what needs to be
done for that goal. All this, you used to struggle with. Now, we think for
you.

Colonel:
We are your guardians after all.

Raiden:
You want to control human thought? Human behavior?

Colonel:
Of course. Anything can be quantified nowadays. That's what this exercise was
designed to prove.

Rose:
You fell in love with me just as you were meant to, after all. Isn't that
right, Jack?

Colonel:
Ocelot was not told the whole truth, to say the least.

Rose:
We rule an entire nation -- of what interest would a single soldier, no matter
how able, be to us?

Colonel:
The S3 Plan does not stand for Solid Snake Simulation. What it does stand for
is Selection for Societal Sanity...

*******************************************************************************
Some scenes from the game showing the Game Over screens are shown.
*******************************************************************************

Colonel:
The S3 is a system for controlling human will and consciousness. S3 is not
you, a soldier trained in  the image of Solid Snake. It is -- a method, a
protocol, that created a circumstance that made you what you are.

Rose:
So you see, we're the S3. Not you.

*******************************************************************************
Back to Codec.
*******************************************************************************

Colonel:
What you experienced was the final test of its effectiveness.

Raiden:
That's crazy.

Colonel:
You heard what President Johnson said.

President Johnson's voice:
The Arsenal's "GW" system is the key to their supremacy.

Colonel:
The objective of this exercise was to establish such a method.

*******************************************************************************
Some scenes from Metal Gear Solid.
*******************************************************************************

Colonel:
We used Shadow Moses as a paradigm for the exercise.

Rose:
I wonder if you would have preferred a fantasy setting?

Colonel:
We chose that backdrop because of its extreme circumstances. It was an optimal
test for S3's crisis management capacity. If the model could trigger, control
and solve this, it would be ready for any contingency. And now, we have our
proof.

*******************************************************************************
Codec screen.
*******************************************************************************

Colonel:
Raiden, there are also reasons behind your selection. Solidus raised plenty of
other child soldiers. Do you know why we chose you over them?

Raiden:
?

Colonel:
It was because you were the only one who refused to acknowledge the past. All
the others remember what they were, and pay for it daily.

Rose:
But you turn your back on everything you don't like. You do whatever you like,
see only the things you like, and for yourself alone.

Colonel:
Yes -- Rose can attest to that.

Rose:
You refused to see me for what I was. I lied to you, but I wanted to be caught.
You pretended to be understanding, to be a gentleman... You never made a
conscious attempt to reach out to me... The only time you did was when I gave
you no choice but to do so...

Raiden:
I was just trying not to...

Rose:
What? "Trying not to hurt me?" Dear, the one you were trying not to hurt was
yourself! Avoiding the truth under the guise of "kindness" is all that you did!
It occurred to you to do nothing but look out for yourself. Even if you claim
that it was for my sake, that feeling was nowhere to be seen. In the end,
everything was for your sake... I was never part of the picture.

Colonel:
Ha, ha, ha...exactly right. So you see, you're a perfect representative of the
masses we need to protect. This is why we chose you. You accepted the fiction
we've provided, obeyed our orders and did everything you were told to. The
exercise is a resounding success.

Emma's Voice:
Didn't I tell you that GW was still incomplete? But not anymore, thanks to you.

Colonel:
Your persona, experiences, triumphs and defeats are nothing but byproducts. The
real objective was ensuring that we could generate and manipulate them. It's
taken a lot of time and money, but it was well worth it considering the
results. I think that's enough talk. It's time for the final exercise. Raiden,
take Solidus down.

Raiden:
Think again! I'm through doing what I'm told!

Colonel:
Oh really? Aren't you forgetting something?

Olga's Voice:
If you die, my child dies.

Colonel:
The termination of vital signals from your nanomachines means the death of
Olga's child. Not to mention the death of Rose. She's wired the same way.

Raiden:
Rose -- does she actually exist?

Rose:
Of course I do, Jack! You have to beLIEve me!

Raiden:
Damn...

Colonel:
It will be a fight to the death.

Rose:
Solidus, at least, wants you dead.

Colonel:
We will collect the necessary data from this last fight, then we'll consider
the exercise closed. So, Jack the Ripper! Will it be Solidus, the Patriots'
creation? Or you -- Solidus' creation? Our beloved monsters -- enjoy
yourselves.

*******************************************************************************
End transmission. Ack...
*******************************************************************************

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Solidus walks toward Raiden. He must be tired of just standing around.
*******************************************************************************

Solidus:
Jack...my son. My clone brothers and I are called monsters -- replicates of
evil genes... You are one-of-a-kind -- But still a monster, shaped by a dark
and secret history. We need to decide which monstrosity will have the privilage
of survival.

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Solidus squeezes his fist.
*******************************************************************************

Solidus:
By the way, Jack, I was the one who killed your parents.

Raiden:
!!

*******************************************************************************
A picture of a younger Jack is shown.
*******************************************************************************

Solidus:
I claimed you for my own, and raised you as a soldier in the army of the Devil.
I am your foster father, and your worst enemy.

Raiden:
Why?

Solidus:
Because I needed to know whether we  were really someone else's creation. We're
repeating history, Jack.

*******************************************************************************
A damn sweet looking picture of Big Boss in the center with Solid and Liquid
Snake on either side is shown. By the way, if anyone has high quality version
of this, don't be afraid to send it my way. I'd appreciate it.
*******************************************************************************

Solidus:
Liquid and Solid hunted down Big Boss, trying to sever the tie that bound them
to him. Unless you kill me and face your past, Jack,  you will never escape.
You'll stay in the endless loop -- your own double helix.

Solidus:
It's time we were both free.

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Solidus throws Raidens sword at him. It cuts his handcuffs in half and releases
him. Raiden picks his weapon up and gets ready, while Solidus does the same
with his two swords.
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Solidus:
I have other reasons for wanting you dead. The clues to the Patriots inside
GW have been erased, but are other traces.

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He points one of his swords at Raiden.
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Solidus:
Inside YOU.

Raiden:
What?

Solidus:
The information is being carried by the nanomachines in your cerebral cortex,
and throughout the neural network they formed.

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The two get in fighting stance. A bunch of doves fly by, very John Woo-style.
*******************************************************************************

Solidus:
Brace yourself!!

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The two have an epic duel atop Federal Hall. Raiden manages to somewhat damage
Solidus. Solidus stops his assault for a moment.
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Solidus Snake:
Good work, Jack. But this is where it gets interesting!

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Solidus launches his snake arms flying off into the distance. He the returns to
fighting stance. Just then Raiden gets another call.
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Colonel:
Raiden, you have to beat Solidus! This is your last duty!

Raiden:
We're not just pawns in some simulation game, you know!

Rose:
Yes, you are. You're nothing but mere weapons. No different from fighter jets
or tanks.

Raiden:
What the --

Colonel:
The old model destroyed four years ago was "REX"...

Rose:
The new amphibious model is "RAY"...

Colonel:
Both of these are the same as the code names used by the U.S. Armed Forces to
refer to Japanese war planes during World War 2.

Rose:
Your code name "Raiden" too, comes from the Japanese navy's name for one of
its interceptors...

Raiden:
Stop it! I'm not a weapon!!


Oh really? Do you know the code name the U.S. Armed Forces used for the
Japanese fighter "Raiden"?

Rose:
It was "Jack."

Colonel:
Both of you are just weapons to be used and thrown away.

Rose:
Just weapons to be used on the battlefield. Just pawns in a game -- exactly
as you said.

Colonel:
And a weapon has no right to think for itself! Now, it's time to fulfill your
purpose! Defeat Solidus!

=======================
     O. Conclusion
=======================

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Raiden and Solidus continue their fight. The two meet and prepare for one final
blow. Solidus slices downward toward Raiden. But Raiden is able to dodge and
slices Solidus down his back. Blood pours from the wound and electricity
flickers from the damaged power suit. Solidus stumbles toward the edge of
Federal Hall. He throws both his swords to the side as he walks. As he reaches
the edge, he turns about and mumbles something inaudiable to Raiden. He then
falls backwards off the top of the building.

Seconds later, Raiden hears him land with a thud. Down below, Solidus has
landed at the base of the statue of George Washington. With the last ounces of
his strength, he reaches toward the father of the country he fought to save.

He then dies. Raiden slashes the air and stands in victory.
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Seconds later, we see Raiden standing in the middle of the street in front of
Federal Hall. There is no one around. Then, if waking from a dream, people
suddenly appear walking casually all around him. A few NYPD run toward Federal
Hall. No one seems to notice Raiden at all.
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Raiden:
Who am I really...

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A voice comes from behind Raiden.
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Snake:
No one quite knows who or what they are.

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Raiden spins around to see Snake.
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Snake:
The memories you have and the role you were assigned are burdens you have to
carry. It doesn't matter if they were real or not. That's never the point.

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Some real footage of around New York is shown.
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Snake:
There's no such thing in the world as absolute reality. Most of what they call
real is actually fiction. What you think you see is only as real as your brain
tells you it is.

Raiden:
Then what am I supposed to believe in? What am I going to leave behind when
I'm through?

Snake:
We can tell other people about -- having faith. What we had faith in. What we
found important enough to fight for. It's not whether you were right or wrong,
but how much faith you were willing to have, that decides the future. The
Patriots are a kind of ongoing fiction too, come to think of it....

Raiden:
...

Snake:
Listen, don't obsess over words so much. Find the meaning behind the words,
then decide. You can find your own name. And your own future...

Raiden:
Decide for myself...?

Snake:
And whatever you choose will be you.

Raiden:
I don't know if I can...

Snake:
I know you didn't have much in terms of choices this time. But everything you
felt, thought about  during this mission is yours. And what you decide to do
with them is your choice...

Raiden:
You mean start over?

Snake:
Yeah, a clean slate. A new name, new memories. Choose your own legacy. It's for
you to decide. It's up to you.

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Snake notices a dogtag on Raiden.
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Snake:
By the way, what is that?

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Raiden takes it off.
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Raiden:
Dog tags?

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It says whatever you put in the beginning of the Plant Chapter.
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Snake:
Anyone you know?

Raiden:
No, never heard the name before. I'll pick my own name...and my own life. I'll
find something worth passing on.

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He throws the dogtag.
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Raiden:
They taught me some good things too.

Snake:
I know. We've inherited freedom from all those who've fought for it. We all
have the freedom to spread the word. Even me.

Raiden:
Snake, what about Olga's child.

Snake:
Don't worry, I'll find him. Count on it. As long as you keep yourself alive,
he's safe.

Raiden:
Do you know where Liquid went?

Snake:
I put a transmitter on his RAY.

Raiden:
Did he head for the Patriots?

Snake:
Yeah. But I have a feeling they gave Ocelot a bogus location to begin with.

Raiden:
...

Snake:
Cheer up. We hae a better lead.

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Snake pull out a disc.
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Snake:
This contains a list of all the Patriots.

Raiden:
But Ocelot took it!

Snake:
The one we gave you wasn't the real thing.

Raiden:
What?

Snake:
This virus is coded to destroy only a specific part of GW -- namely the
information about the Patriots identity. Which means, that there is a parameter
coded in here that defines what that information is.

Raiden:
I get it -- analyze the code and you can probably find out where they operate.
Count me in --

Snake:
No, you have things to do first. And people you need to talke to...

Raiden:
?

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Snake walks off. Raiden looks down the street and sees Rose. She waves to him.
Raiden starts walking toward her but stops in front of her. He turns around.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
Snake?

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But Snake is gone. A familiar parrot flies off into the sky.
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Rose:
What's wrong?

Jack:
Nothing.

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He turns back around.
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Jack:
Can I ask you something? Who am I really?

Rose:
I wouldn't know. But we're going to find out together, aren't we?

Raiden:
Uh? Yeah...

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He puts his hands on Rose's face and proceeds to break her neck!!! Okay...not
really.
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Rose:
See me for what I am, okay?

Jack:
I know.

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Scenes of New York again.
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Rose:
Do you remember this place?

Jack:
Of course. This is where we first met... I remember now -- Today is the day I
met you. That's it. I think I found something to pass along to the future. He
said all living things want their genes to live on.

Rose:
Are you talking about the baby?

Jack:
Yeah. But genes aren't the only thing you pass on. There are too many things
that aren't written into our DNA. It's up to us to teach that to our children.

Rose:
What kind of things?

Jack:
About the environment, our ideas, our culture... poetry... compassion...
sorrow... joy... We'll tell them everything... together.

Rose:
Is that a -- proposal?

Jack:
This is for your ears -- only...

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Cue the credits and "Can't Say Goodbye to Yesterday."
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After the credits there is another monolouge from Snake. More scenes of NY.
*******************************************************************************

Snake:
Life isn't just about passing on your genes. We can leave behind much more
than just DNA. Through speech, music, literature and movies... what we've seen,
heard, felt ...anger, joy and sorrow... these are the things I will pass on.
That's what I live for. We need to pass the torch, and let our children read
our messy and sad history by its light. We have all the magic of the digital
age to do that with. The human race will probably come to an end some time,
and new species may rule over this planet. Earth may not be forever, but we
still have the responsibility to leave what traces of life we can. Building
the future and keeping the past alive are one and the same thing.

*******************************************************************************
                             METAL GEAR SOLID 2
                              SONS OF LIBERTY
*******************************************************************************

Otacon:
Snake, you there? It's me. I've finished going over that disc.

Snake:
Did you find the Patriots' list?

Otacon:
Of course. It contains the personal data of twelve people. There was a name on
it -- Snake, it was one of our biggest contributors.

Snake:
What's going on around here?

Otacon:
I don't know...

Snake:
Anyway, where are they?

Otacon:
Well, we were right about them being on Manhattan, but...

Snake:
But what?

Otacon:
They're already dead. All twelve of them.

Snake:
When did it happen?

Otacon:
Well, ah...about a hundred years ago.

Snake:
What the hell?

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Catch you in the sequel...
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===============================================================================

V. C o d e c   M i s c e l l a n e o u s

===============================================================================


============================================
     A. Terrorist Related Transmissions
============================================

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Contact Pliskin after the Stillman scene but prior to Stillman's death and
he'll give you info on the members of Dead Cell. Call Stillman up a few times
and he'll give you the 411 on Fatman.
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Pliskin about Dead Cell
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Raiden:
Tell me a little more about Dead Cell.

Pliskin:
Dead Cell was a shadow unit within the SEALS organization.

Raiden:
Right. They handled surprise raids on vital government facilities, didn't they?

Pliskin:
Yes. They were originally put together to check the nation's military security
system. The unit was the brainchild of ex-president George Sears... Dead Cell
was a secret unit positioned at the opposite end of anti-terrorist outfits such
as Delta Force and SEALS.

Raiden:
Were they always a ...group of madmen?

Pliskin:
No. They got weird when Colonel Jackson -- Fortune's husband -- was sent to
jail.

Raiden:
Sent to jail? For what?

Pliskin:
Corruption. He misappropriated government funds.

Raiden:
Sounds like he desserved it...

Pliskin:
That's what everybody else thought. Except for the members of Dead Cell. They
felt the Colonel was falsely accused. Fact is, they took the case to the
powers that be. But they never managed to reopen the case.

Raiden:
Was there any truth to their claim?

Pliskin:
Who knows? Whatever the situation is, Dead Cell's name was tainted.

Raiden:
And Colonel Jackson...?

Pliskin:
He was being held at Leavenworth...

Raiden:
"Was"...meaning he's been released?

Pliskin:
Well... in a manner of speaking. The Colonel's dead. Apparently he lost the
will to live and died in prison. The members of Dead Cell snapped with the
loss of their leader. They underwent a radical change and became
uncontrollable.

Raiden:
And that's why they undertook this terrorist operation?

Pliskin:
Seems as good a reason as any...

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Pliskin about Vamp.
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Pliskin:
Vamp is a member of Dead Cell. Born in Romania, his specialty is knives. But I
guess you know that by now. When he was just a kid, he lost his family to a
terrorist bomb that went off in a church they were attending. His body pierced
by a crucifix, Vamp was buried under the rubble for two days before he was
finally rescued. During those two days, he survived by feeding on the blood of
his family to quench his thirst. That was how he acquired a taste for blood...

Raiden:
So that's why they call him "Vamp"...

Pliskin:
No. "Vamp" isn't for vampire. It's because he's bisexual...

Raiden:
...

Pliskin:
Rumor has it Vamp was the lover of Scott Dolph, the Marine Commandant who
accidentally died two years ago. Scott Dolph was also the father of Fortune,
the Dead Cell leader. Fortune's old man?

Raiden:
But Fortune and Vamp...

Pliskin:
You noticed, eh? Not bad for a rookie...

Raiden:
Uh... right.

Pliskin:
As you say, Vamp and Fortune are very close. Not lovers, but very close...

Raiden:
Friends?

Pliskin:
No. There's more to their relationship than that.

Raiden:
But Vamp was her father's lover!

Pliskin:
Would it have been better if it was with her mother? I don't really think they
care what you think. Focus on the mission.

Raiden:
By the way, have you ever met the guy before?

Pliskin:
No...

Raiden:
But he seemed to know you...

Pliskin:
Right. Well, I... no... ...it can't be... I told you that Dead Cell is a group
of madmen... I wouldn't take anything they say very seriously.

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Pliskin about Fortune.
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Raiden:
What do you know about that strange woman?

Pliskin:
You mean Fortune? She's the Dead Cell leader. Her real name is Helena Dolph
Jackson... known to her friends as Lady Luck.

Raiden:
Lady Luck?

Pliskin:
Yeah. She got the name because bullets seem to veer away from her in battle.
People have heard her say that her fortune in battle was payback for the lousy
luck she's had in life...

Raiden:
Lousy luck?

Pliskin:
The death of her father, the Marine commander... The conviction of husband and
Dead Cell leader, Colonel Jackson... These events were followed by her mother's
suicide -- the loss of a husband and the idea of a convict in the family
apparently took her over the edge... Fortune was three months pregnant at the
time and the shock of her mother's death led to the loss of her child. Add to
this her husband's death in prison a few months later and... To sum it up, in
the six months after her father's death, she lost her family and everything
that mattered in her life.

Raiden:
Geez, she's had it rough...

Pliskin:
Yeah. The thing is, she didn't grieve long. Instead, she joined the military.

Raiden:
Now why's that?

Pliskin:
Do I look psychic? My best guess is revenge. I heard that she firmly believed
that her husband was framed... Anyway... by the time she came out of basic
training, she'd proven many times over that she was "gifted" with an unusual
streak of luck. In fact, some say she sold her soul for it.

Raiden:
Her soul?

Pliskin:
Her uncanny luck earned her a reputation that led to her appointment as the
head of her husband's unit, Dead Cell. She's the widow of Dead Cell's former
beloved leader. I'd heard that she was welcomed with open arms by Vamp, who
was the temporary leader at the time. For Vamp, it also meant welcoming the
daughter of his former lover...

Raiden:
Vamp and Fortune's mother...?

Pliskin:
No. Vamp and Fortune's father... Vamp's bisexual.

Raiden:
Oh... Wait a sec. I thought Vamp and Fortune...

Pliskin:
Uh... yeah.

Raiden:
...

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Pliskin about Fatman.
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Pliskin:
Fatman... Supposedly he's nicknamed after an atomic bomb, but to me he's just a
fat man. Something straight out of a sideshow. If he even has a bit of spare
time, he spends it disassembling and assembling his Glock, over and over again.
He can't stand to have his hands still. He's extremely vain about his hands --
keeps his fingers as slender and soft as a woman's. They say he's always
looking at his hands, giving himself manicures. Be careful of him.

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Stillman about Fatman.
*******************************************************************************

Raiden:
Stillman, tell me something about Fatman.

Stillman:
Hmm... well, to start, he was born the son of a clockmaker. Neglected by his
parents and without friends, it seems that he spent a lot of time by himself in
his father's workshop. Maybe that was the reason, I'm not sure, but apparently
he has had a tremendous fascination with clock mechanics since he was a child.
It was at the age of ten that a guidebook that he found on the Internet changed
his life forever. That guidebook served as the basis of his eventually piecing
together an atomic bomb. It was from there that he came to be known as Fatman,
and soon enough there was no one associated with bombs that didn't know his
name. In a sense, Fatman was a hero. Although what he did was recognized only
by those in the trade, I'm sure that it served to greatly stir the ego of the
teenage boy at the center of it all. But he leaves his mark nowhere else.

Apparently, he was hated and shunned by everyone in school. So, he went on to
focus all his energy on explosives. He scorned the reality that surrounded him
and instead chose to embrace a world that would easily grant him recognition.
Well, to be sure, it never amounted to anything more than, say, occasionally
bringing a gun into school.

Eventually, Fatman came to Indian Head, the exercise training facilities of the
Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal at which I was a lecturer. He absorbed
all kinds of knowledge, as if he hungered for bombs. Most of the students at
Indian Head flunk out of what is truly a hellish curriculum. Despite this
environment, he achieved extraordinarily high marks that were without
precedent. After leaving Indian Head, he joined up with NEST (Nuclear
Emergency Search Team), said to be the most accomplished bomb disposal unit. It
was there that he apparently got into some trouble.

Raiden:
What, exactly?

Stillman:
You got me. But Fatman was definitely not cut out for group operations from the
very start. Having been ousted from NEST, he was picked up by Dead Cell, which
was already becoming notorious for being a motley crew of sorts. It seems that
it was through surprise attack maneuvers later conducted by Dead Cell that
Fatman completely subdued his former companions from NEST. While being the most
peculiar individual among my students, he was also the most talented. Be sure
not to underestimate him. Are we clear?

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Pliskin about Olga.
*******************************************************************************

Pliskin:
Raiden... don't ever turn your back on that Olga woman. Olga Gurlukovich...
Daughter of Colonel Sergei Gurlukovich, ex-GRU and former Spetsnaz commander...
She's the leader of Colonel Gurlukovich's private army that's been wandering
around the Big Shell. Those men were gathered by Colonel Gurlukovich. Following
his death, she inherited his command and now exercises full control. Her
father's name was widely respected throughout the old Soviet regime and he was
the goal of just about every military man.

Raiden:
Why would a respected soldier become a leader of those cut-throats?

Pliskin:
The collapse of the republic resulted in a lot of unemployed soldiers. Most
found themselves suddenly cast out into the civilian world, hopelessly lost.
The Colonel took these men in... He organized a mercenary army, and led his
men from battle to battle in various disputed regions around the world...
hoping that one day he would rebuild his homeland. Rumor has it that during the
Shadow Moses incident, he planned to rendezvous with Liquid Snake's men and
assist in their uprising. I assume that the revolt figured into his
reconstruction plans for the Soviet regime. I also heard that Ocelot --
Liquid's right-hand man -- was an old friend of the Colonel's back in the old
days of the Soviet Union. In any case, Olga inherited her father's military
genius and has become a force to be reckoned with. She was born and raised on
the battlefield, and she's as tough as she looks. Not my ideal choice for a
date...

Raiden:
You sound like you've met her.

Pliskin:
No. I haven't had the pleasure. Just remember what I said... don't turn your
back on her.

==========================================
     B. Otacon Equipment Descriptions
==========================================

*******************************************************************************
Just contact Otacon at any time with one of the items Snake obtains equipped.
He'll give you a little explaination of the various equipment.
*******************************************************************************


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Bandage
*******************************************************************************

Otacon:
You've picked up gel bandages, I see. When you're bleeding, select the bandage
as an equipment to stop the blood. The bandage is a type of alginate dressing.
It's a highly absorbent pad that gels blood and other fluids on contact. It
releases calcium ions during absorption, hence the coagulating effect.

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Camera
*******************************************************************************

Otacon:
I'll explain how to use the camera. That digital camera you have was specially
made to take pictures of the prototype Metal Gear. When a picture is taken, the
screen data is first stored in the camera's internal memory. Then it's
automatically processed through various algorithms to protect against
tampering. Each picture is electronically stamped and distinctively encrypted.
So, in the off chance that someone alters the data during transmission, we'll
know immediately.  Oh -- there's a limit to the internal memory's capacity. If
the memory becomes full, overwrite the pictures you don't need anymore. When
you're ready to take a shot, use the L1 and R1 buttons to scroll left or right
among the picture previews at the bottom of the screen. Send the pictures to me
when you're done. Press the Action button when you're in front of the
workstation southeast from there, and the pictures will be sent to me. Get some
good shots!

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Cardboard Box.
*******************************************************************************

Otacon:
Using the old cardboard box trick, huh? Looks good on you, Snake. Camouflage is
the best way to slip past enemy surveillance. But cardboard is just paper when
it comes down to it. It won't withstand any serious assault for long. Don't
rely on the trick too many times, either. And I recommend you keep it dry.

*******************************************************************************
Chaff Grenade
*******************************************************************************

Otacon:
Hey, you have a chaff grenade. You can use that to interfere with enemy radio
communications and electronic devices for a short time. The chaff grenade is a
weapon that disperses aluminum foil or metalcoated glass and plastic fibers to
confuse the enemy radar. What you have is a portable application of the
chaff-launchers built into fighter planes. When detonated, the grenade releases
tiny chaff pieces as well as miniaturized active jammers using a small amount
of explosives. The grenade can't create full-scale chaff corridors or chaff
clouds, but will form a Radar Cross Section area large enough for
single-personnel use. This weapon is for electronic interference only, though.
It has no effect on enemy personnel.

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Cigarettes
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Otacon:
Snake, are you smoking? You really should quit. First of all, it turns you into
an instant target in the dark. As for what it means to your health, I won't
even go there. Remember what Naomi said about lung cancer rates Everyone knows
that it's a dangerous substance.

Snake:
So's war, and I've done that all my life.

Otacon:
Well, you can screw up your own body if you like, but think about other people,
okay?

Snake:
This is the new kind that has almost no second-hand smoke. It won't bother
anyone.

Otacon:
Oh really? Didn't I see you toss the butt off the bridge? Littering,
polluting...

Snake:
Ummm...

Otacon:
You have a long way to go, my friend.

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Empty Magazine
*******************************************************************************

Otacon:
Snake, you have an empty magazine in your hand. Why are you still carrying that
around?

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Grenade
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Otacon:
I see you have the grenade equipped. It's an anti-personnel frag grenade --
throw it at the enemy and the blast and fragments will take the enemy out.
Watch out -- pushing the Weapon button will pull out the pin. Release the
Weapon button to toss it. The throwing distance depends on how hard you push
the Weapon button. After pulling the pin, you'll have five seconds until the
grenade explodes. Get familiar with changing the timing and throwing distance
of the grenade before it goes off.

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M9
*******************************************************************************

Otacon:
What you're wielding right now is a converted Beretta M-92F, designed to fire
tranquilizer rounds. A direct hit will knock the target unconscious. Think of
those rounds as tiny syringes. The impact of the round causes the mixing of two
chemicals in the shell. The resulting gas compresses a tiny piston and injects
the tranquilizer in the bullet's tip into the target's skin. The tranquilizer's
effects are felt at different times depending on where the bullet lands. A head
or heart shot will take effect immediately, but a round that hits somewhere
like feet or hands will take a while. Use the First Person View Attack for
maximum accuracy. The gun is fitted with a suppressor, so there is no need to
worry about alerting the enemy with the noise. But since it is a tranquilizer
gun, the M9 has its limitations. All it can do is knock the enemy unconscious.
Keep that in mind.

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Pentazemin
*******************************************************************************

Otacon:
You have Pentazemin in your inventory. If you need to take some, select it in
the Item Window and push the Enter button. Pentazemin is a mild tranquilizer
used to treat clinical depression, obsessive-compulsive behavior, and anxiety.
It belongs to the benzodiazepinate family, and along with its antidepressant
and anti-anxiety qualities, it suppresses convulsions. Take it when you have a
tough shot ahead with the sniper rifle and you need to minimize shakiness. But
I guess you don't have one of those yet. Well...you can also try some if you're
feeling really seasick.

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After taking the Pentazemin
*******************************************************************************

Snake:
Otacon, I took the Pentazemin and you're right -- the seasickness is gone!

Otacon:
Wow! Really!?

Snake:
What do you mean, "Really?" You said...

Otacon:
Drugs are mostly about placebo effect. If you believe it's effective, it is.
You're more naive than I thought.

Snake:
...

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Rations
*******************************************************************************

Otacon:
So you've got rations now. These are military food supplies, and allow you to
recover some LIFE with use. If it is equipped in advance, the ration will
automatically be used and LIFE will be regained when you receive damage. You
can select it in the window and push the confirmation button to use the item on
the spot. Rations were designed to be carried and eaten on the field. They're
all about functionality and calories. They use a special freeze-drying methods
developed by NROC. They're compact, portable, and last for weeks.

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Sensor
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Otacon:
You're using the Anti-personnel Sensor, I see. It measures the electromagnetic
fields and heartbeat of life forms and converts the data into vibrations. If
an enemy draws near, it will vibrate. The stronger the vibration, the closer
the enemy is. But, remember, when using the Anti-personnel Sensor, you'll only
be able to feel the vibrations coming from the sensor.

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Stun Grenade
*******************************************************************************

Otacon:
The stun grenade in your equipment is for incapacitating enemies without
killing them. Stun grenades are non-lethal weapons that knock out enemy
personnel with an intense flash of light and a burst of sound. Once the grenade
is airborne, a timed detonator ejects an internal cartridge using a small
amount of explosives. The cartridge then explodes, and releases a flash rated
at over a million candlepower, with an accompanying bang of over 200 decibels.
The combinations of the flash and the bang temporarily overwhelms human sensory
perceptions. There are no projectiles released, so it can only knock out
enemies, not wound them. Keep that in mind.

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Thermal Googles
*******************************************************************************

Otacon:
You have the Thermal Goggles equipped huh? They provide night vision by using
variances in heat distribution to create an image. It uses a two dimensional
solid state projection system to create high-res images at sixty fps in
real-time. By using the Thermal Goggles, you can take a look at the enemy's
neck to see if they have dog tags or not.

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USP
*******************************************************************************

Otacon:
Snake, that handgun of yours is a USP. The USP comes in a variety of calibers,
from a 9mm to a .45. Yours is a 9mm, with 15 rounds per magazine. It's also
equipped with a flashlight for nighttime shooting. In the dark, select the USP
and aim to turn on the light. Unlike the M9, the USP isn't suppressor-equipped.
The gunshots may bring enemy reinforcements running, so be careful.

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     C. D. Pliskin Equipment Descriptions
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Equip an item and contact Pliskin and he'll give a somewhat indepth description
of the various items Raiden obtains.
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AKS-74u
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Pliskin:
So, you've got an AKS-74u. If you wear an enemy's field outfit and carry an AK,
you can pass for one of them. The AK is an outstanding rifle in terms of
precision and reliability. As evidenced by widespread licensed manufacturing --
not to mention large quantities of illegal reproductions -- the AK is in high
demand around the world. It is often used as reference for the design of new
rifle models. Designs for Israel's Galil, Finland's Valmet, and other rifles
are based on the basic structure of the AK. You have a smaller model of the
AKS-74 that was designed for use by Special Forces personnel. The stock will
only extend to a maximum length of 726mm ...a feature that makes the rifle
easier to handle in small spaces.

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Without suppressor
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Pliskin:
(see above)
The AK can be fitted with a suppressor. With a suppressor, you won't have to
worry about your gunshots being heard.

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With suppressor
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Pliskin:
(see above)
So, you're using the suppressor. Now you won't have to worry about the enemy
hearing your gunshots.

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Bandage
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Pliskin:
I see you have the bandage equipped. Whenever you're bleeding, select the
bandage in the menu display and press the Confirmation button to stop the
bleeding. The bandage is an absorption pad made from alginate fiber. As you
probably know, when alginate fibers come into contact with blood or liquids,
the colloid gels to produce a moist condition for speeding up the healing
process. With outstanding absorption properties in terms of speed and capacity,
bandages effectively stop bleeding.

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B.D.U.
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Pliskin:
I see you're wearing the enemy field uniform(B.D.U.). Looks pretty good on you.

Raiden:
Cut it out. It's bad enough that I'm dripping with sweat wondering when
somebody's gonna see through my disguise.

Pliskin:
Don't worry. And quit being so sensitive. At least your walk won't give you
away...

Raiden:
My walk? Whaddya mean my walk?

Pliskin:
Nothing. Forget I said it. I'd worry more about the fact that the uniform's a
little small for your size. It just might come off when you bump into an
enemy... Normally, a proper-fitting uniform is issued to a soldier. You're just
going to have to fit your movement to the uniform...

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Binoculars
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Pliskin:
That pair of binoculars is a high-end military model with auto-focus and zoom
features. The binoculars will be particularly useful when used outside the
"Big Shell." If you can spot an enemy in the distance at an early stage, it'll
give you plenty of time to do something. Scouting out the location of your
enemy is vital to the success of an infiltration mission.

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Body Armor
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Snake:
I see you're wearing body armor. That's a great way to minimize damage. Your
body armor is interwoven with a special fiber made from high-performance
polymer materials. The special fiber tangles around a bullet to cushion and
spread out the impact to keep damage at a minimum. Bear in mind that the armor
just reduces damage. It doesn't eliminate it.

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Book
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Pliskin:
Raiden... what've you got there? Oh, come on... don't play dumb. That kind of
thinking might even be helpful on the battlefield.

Raiden:
Yeah, but...

Pliskin:
Look... aside from its educational value, you can probably use it to distract
an enemy...

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C4
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Pliskin:
I see you've managed to get a hold of some C4 plastic explosive. Containing
inert plasticizers, it's a white, claylike material. It's a very stable
explosive with over 1.3 times the power of TNT. Immune to heat or shock, C4
will only explode when triggered by a detonator. Since your wireless detonator
is equipped with both a scrambler and encryption, you don't have to worry about
the C4 being accidentally triggered by other wavelengths such as those emitted
by jamming devices. You set the C4 with the Weapon button and detonate it with
the Punch button. One other thing... don't get caught in its blast.

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Camera
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Pliskin:
Planning to take some pictures? Well, you've got the right camera for the task.
With auto-focus and zoom features, this camera guarantees clear pictures. It
won't wear with use... so take all the shots you want.

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Cardboard Box
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Pliskin:
The cardboard box that you have is ideal for fooling your enemies. It's a very
important tool for infiltration missions. Of course. I can't begin to count the
number of agents whose lives were saved by a cardboard box...

Raiden:
You mean everyone's using them?

Pliskin:
Look. I'm not exaggerating when I say the success of your mission hinges on how
you use that cardboard box. But in the end, a cardboard box is only made of
paper. Handle it with care or it won't be of much use to you. Y'know... I've
lost a couple thanks to you...

Raiden:
?

Pliskin:
Nothing... forget it. Treat your cardboard box with care. Take care of the box
and it'll take care of you... Don't think of it as just another box. Treat it
with love... Don't be rough. Okay?

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Chaff Grenade
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Pliskin:
You're holding a chaff grenade -- an electronic warfare weapon designed to
disrupt electronic equipment and jam transmissions. Detonated with a small
charge, the grenade releases chaff and a miniature active jammer. The grenade
should render electronic equipment useless for a brief period of time. It's
important to note that radar and other equipment which you might have on hand
will also be affected. So be careful with the thing if you're using electronic
devices.

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Cigarettes
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Pliskin:
I see you've still got those cigarettes I gave you.

Raiden:
I quit a long time ago...

Pliskin:
Maybe now's the time to start again? Just joking, kid. Those things'll stunt
your growth and ruin your health. But in the battlefield, you'll find there's
other uses for those cigarettes besides smoking. I'm sure you'll figure out how
to use 'em when the time comes...

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Claymore
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Pliskin:
That's a Claymore mine. The Claymore is a directional mine that can be set up
on the ground. It's mainly used for ambush or defense. It can also be used
against light vehicles and other soft- skinned targets. This mine goes off
when it detects someone approaching from the front. The explosion fans out
shrapnel and metal balls to create a fan-shaped destructive zone. An important
thing to remember is that the sensor is not selective... the mine will attack
friend or foe. What I'm trying to say is -- don't trigger your own trap. You
can recover a set Claymore by crawling up to it carefully. That means you can
collect enemy Claymores for your own use if necessary...

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Coolant
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Pliskin:
The coolant spray that you have is great for freezing the C4 set by Fatman.
After you equip the spray, you can discharge the coolant by pressing the Weapon
button. When the coolant is exposed to the open air, it changes into a gel and
adheres to the C4 and stays at a low temperature. Spray a lot of coolant to
cover the C4 and make sure that it won't melt away. This means that once you
coat the C4 with this stuff, you can assume it won't explode. You've got enough
there so you don't have to worry about running out. It's important to remember
that once you equip yourself with the spray, you won't be able to move. If an
enemy approaches while you're spraying the coolant, the best thing to do is put
it away and hide. On top of dealing with the C4, you can use the spray against
an enemy. Don't forget that.

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Directional Mic
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Pliskin:
The directional microphone is a very sensitive piece of equipment that picks up
the slightest sound. It's a high-precision mike that's been designed to pick up
sounds in front of it. In short, it will pick up sounds in the direction you
point it. The microphone comes equipped with a miniature amplifier that will
pick up a heartbeat if it's pointed properly at a living target.

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Empty Magazine
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Pliskin:
What you've got there is an empty magazine for hand guns and automatic weapons.
Press the Weapon button for the windup, and release the button to throw it.
Hitting an enemy with it won't do much damage. But if used properly, it will
provide a distraction. Throwing distance depends on how strong you press the
Weapon button. It might be even more useful if you can accurately throw the
magazine to a desired spot

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Grenade
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Pliskin:
The hand grenade is an anti- personnel weapon that is manually delivered to a
target. Put simply -- you throw it. The blast itself and the resulting shrapnel
takes out enemy targets. You press the Weapon button to pull the pin, and
release the button to throw the grenade. Throwing distance varies with how hard
you press the Weapon button. After pulling the pin, you have about five
seconds before the grenade explodes. Those five seconds combined with the
throwing distance gives you a certain amount of tactical flexibility.

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M4
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Pliskin:
Looks like you've got an M4. The M4 is an assault carbine favored by the U.S.
SOCOM. It's a descendant of the M1 carbine used in World War II. The "4"
refers to the fact that it's the fourth carbine to be officially adopted by the
American military. Basically, it was developed for the Special Forces using the
M16A as a base. The M4 carries thirty rounds of 5.56mm x 45 SS109s. By the way,
carbines are short-barreled rifles originally developed for cavalry use. But as
far as you're concerned... you won't need to remember that. This'll reduce your
chances of discovery as long as you don't leave too many bodies around... Your
ammo is also limited, so don't go shooting everything in sight.

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M9
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Pliskin:
That's a tranquilizer gun with a sound suppressor. Hit an enemy with that and
it's good night, sleep tight... The time in which the tranquilizer takes effect
depends on where you hit your target. If you want to knock somebody out with a
single shot, aim carefully for vital spots like the head or heart.

Raiden:
I think I've seen this modified gun before...

Pliskin:
Yeah. It looks like the same gun used by Solid Snake two years ago. Following
that terrorist incident, similar models were made and sold among the fans of
his exploits. I think that's one of them. That's an American military M9
modified for tranquilizer bullets. When the tranquilizer bullets hit a target,
the round uses the force of the impact to mix the drug, also producing a gas
in the process. The pressure of the gas drives a built-in piston that injects
the target with a powerful anesthetic. It's like firing a small hypodermic
syringe. This M9 is a tranquilizer gun that knocks out the enemy... it doesn't
kill them.

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Mine Detector
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Pliskin:
That mine detector that you're equipped with displays the location of Claymore
mines that aren't visible to the naked eye. It's not your run-of-the-mill mine
detector. It isn't a metal detector. It's based more on the various systems
used in chemical detectors. In short, it doesn't respond to a mine's metallic
casing. It actually detects the elements used in explosives. Basically, it's
similar to the sensor that the old man gave you... the one that responds to the
"smell" of C4. That's why you can accurately detect the location of mines
despite the fact that you're in a metal-based structure. There's no point using
the detector without employing the radar.

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Night Vision Googles
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Snake:
Those night vision goggles will let you see in the dark. The goggles are
equipped with an image intensifier that amplifies even the lowest levels of
light to produce clear images. Night vision devices were introduced in the
1940s. Since then, they've undergone several modifications to improve both
sensitivity and resolution. Incidentally, the set you're using is a
fourth-generation model.

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Nikita
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Snake:
You've got yourself a remote-controlled missile. Referred to as Nikita, it's a
wireless guided projectile. It's a surveillance missile based on Micro Air
Vehicle technology. You control it by watching the image transmitted from the
CCD camera mounted on the missile. Although it's primarily designed for
scouting missions, it carries a small explosive charge that allows a
long-distance attack. You can also trigger the charge by removing it from equip
status following the missile's launch. You won't be able to move while
controlling the missile. Also, you'll have to be careful that you don't run out
of fuel while it's in flight. Unlike VR training, you won't have a bird's-eye
view to help you control the missile.

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Pentazemin
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Pliskin:
You have the Pentazemin equipped, huh. To steady your hands when aiming with a
sniper rifle, select Pentazemin in the menu display and press the Confirmation
button. Pentazemin is a benzodiazepine anti-depressant used in the treatment
of disorders such as depression and autonomic imbalance. In addition to its
calming effect, it also relaxes muscular tension and combats convulsions. The
result is a steady set of hands. One more thing... Pentazemin does not prevent
seasickness...

Raiden:
Seasickness...? What are you talking about?

Pliskin:
I mean sometimes faith can overcome medical science. Never mind...

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PSG-1
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Pliskin:
The PSG1 is an anti-terrorist automated sniper rifle. It features roller-locked
action which allows a full free-floating barrel. The end result is an automatic
rifle with precision equal to that of a bolt-action sniper rifle. The rifle has
a 5-round group capacity of 50 mm at a range of approximately 270 meters. In my
opinion, the PSG1 is one of the finest sniper rifles in the world. Although
you've probably fired a few rounds in VR training, there are a few differences
in handling the rifle you should be aware of. First, that the PSG1 is equipped
with a special magnification-adjustable scope. For precision shooting, it
allows you to zoom in on your target. And for wide-range viewing, all you have
to do is zoom out. Another difference is that you aren't limited to firing from
the prone position. In short, you can fire from a crouching or standing
position. However, the less stable your position, the tougher it is to hold
your aim steady. For accuracy, the best thing to do is crawl up to your target
and fire from a prone position.

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PSG-1 T
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Pliskin:
The PSG1-T that you have there is a PSG1 with a modified barrel for firing
tranquilizer rounds. It handles like a PSG1. The only difference is that it
spares lives. It's up to you whether you want to use it or not.

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Rations
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Pliskin:
You've got rations. Rations are military food provisions capable of LIFE
recovery. Select a ration in the menu display and press the Confirmation
button for LIFE recovery. If you equip yourself with rations, you can
automatically recover LIFE the moment it hits zero. Field rations are not just
emergency food. For a soldier, it's a vital factor in maintaining combat
efficiency. Rations are the result of concentrated research and development
efforts on the part of the U.S. Military's Cooking Laboratory. Together with
calories, meticulous attention is focused on balanced nutrition. Freeze-dried,
the rations are easy to carry and keep well. It ain't home cookin', but it'll
satisfy your nutritional needs.

Raiden:
Hmmm.

Pliskin:
What's on your mind?

Raiden:
Well, just between you and me?

Pliskin:
Sure. What is it?

Raiden:
I prefer rations over Rose's home cooking...

Pliskin:
That bad, huh?

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RGB6
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Pliskin:
You've got an RGB6. A Croatian- manufactured 40mm, 6-round grenade launcher.
It's a weapon that was unavailable in VR training. The RGB6 has a spring-driven
revolver-type cylinder for handling six grenades. It delivers grenades with
greater accuracy than throwing the things, and it's effective for taking out
enemies with body armor -- not to mention those hiding behind objects. Since a
launched grenade travels on a parabolic trajectory, hitting a target depends on
your angle of fire.

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Sensor
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Pliskin:
You're using your Anti-Personnel Sensor. It vibrates whenever an enemy is
approaching your position. The sensor responds to the electromagnetic field and
heartbeat of life forms. The closer an enemy, the bigger the vibration. It's a
useful device. But remember that if you're equipped with the sensor, you won't
be able to feel any other vibrations around you. It's like life... You gain
something only to lose something else. It's up to you to decide where and when
you want to use it.

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Sensor A
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Pliskin:
I see the old man set you up with a Sensor A unit. Aside from C4, explosives
continually release their own specific particles. Based on ion mobility
spectrometry technology, Sensor A is capable of detecting particle clusters.
Simply put, the detector can "sniff out" C4. The detected C4 appears on radar
as a cloud-like shape. The cloud indicates the rough location of the explosive.
This sensor looks like it's been specially tuned. It's been specially modified
to sniff out the signature odor of C4 combined with Fatman's special perfume
that he uses to identify his work. That's why it won't respond to any of the C4
that we've set up.

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After Fatman
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Pliskin:
(see above)
We got a lot of use out of this thing. We probably won't need it anymore.

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Sensor B
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Pliskin:
You're using Sensor B. It's designed to pick out the "odorless" C4 set up by
Fatman. Unlike Sensor A, which detects explosive particles, this unit detects
the explosive inside an object sealed by neutron emission. The sensor should be
able to detect C4, despite the fact that it's been securely sealed to prevent
"odor" or more specifically the diffusion of explosive particles. When neutrons
pass through an object, the hydrogen material it contains interacts to produce
a rear diffusion. By measuring this rear diffusion with the detector, the
resulting value is analyzed to determine the existence of an explosive. Simply
equipping yourself with this unit and the sensor will automatically scan the
area around you, and will sound a warning if there's an explosive nearby.
Always remember that the shorter the intervals between the warning sound, the
closer the location of the bomb. This sensor is adjusted to respond only to the
C4 used by Fatman. The composition of our C4 and that of Fatman's seems to be
slightly different. I think it may be the wax materials that he uses in his
explosives. The old man probably concentrated the bulk of his time on making
this modification.

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After Fatman
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Pliskin:
(see above)
However, since we've taken care of all the C4, and given the fact that Fatman
is no longer with us... I don't think we'll need this sensor anymore.

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SOCOM
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Pliskin:
That pistol you have is a SOCOM. It's a 45-caliber Offensive Handgun designed
for the American Special Ops Command. With twelve rounds of 45ACP's, it has
outstanding stopping power. The SOCOM has a minimum service life averaging over
6,000 rounds, and has a five-round group capacity that extends within a
1.4-inch radius. It's a bit large, but the SOCOM is a gun you can trust. It
also comes equipped with a laser aiming module.

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Without suppressor
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Pliskin:
A suppressor can be attached to the SOCOM to silence gunshots. You should try
to find one.

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With suppressor
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Pliskin:
You've got a suppressor, too. Your SOCOM's got a suppressor. The suppressor
uses multiple partitions to reduce gas discharge and keep sound and muzzle fire
to a minimum. By keeping the internal baffles moist, sound can be reduced by
approximately thirty-eight decibels. That suppressor can be screwed and secured
to 10 different positions. This function allows you to adjust the gun's impact
point. But that doesn't really matter. That's because the suppressor's already
been adjusted. You should be able to get the same results you got when you
didn't have a suppressor attached.

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Stinger
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Snake:
The Stinger is a portable surface-to-air missile launcher. Once you lock on to
a target and fire, the missile will automatically pursue the target using its
infrared seeker. However, the Stinger you have hasn't been updated to deal with
countermeasures. The missile's seeker might be thrown off course by flares.
Don't forget that.

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Stun Grenade
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Pliskin:
A stun grenade, huh? It's a non-lethal weapon designed to daze enemies with a
blinding flash of light and an ear-splitting bang. When it goes off, it emits a
flash equivalent to 2.5 million candels and an explosive sound of over 160
decibels. In simpler terms, that's over 120 times the brightness of a police
flashlight and the sound of a jet during take-off. There is also a lot of heat.
But that's only at the millisecond level. So don't expect it to ignite
anything. The sound emission is also at the millisecond level so there's no
permanent damage to the victim's hearing. Used properly, your enemies will lose
consciousness... it's not a lethal weapon.

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Thermal Googles
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Pliskin:
Those Thermal Goggles provide night vision by creating images from heat
distribution. The goggles have a resolution of over 400,000 pixels. This
performance is largely attributed to the use of a two-dimensional solid
projection system with outstanding electric charge transfer capability. With
these goggles, you can probably see Claymore mines that are rendered invisible
with stealth camouflage.  If you look around the necks of enemy soldiers, you
can probably make out their dog tags.

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     D. Emma Codec Transmissions
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Just call up Snake a few times for these during the time you are guiding Emma.
These are after the Air Filtration Chamber 2 but prior to the Oil Fence area.
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Otacon:
Okay, Raiden. Let me talk to Emma.

Raiden:
Sure. One condition... no arguing.

Otacon:
No problem. Put her on.

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Raiden does so.
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Otacon:
E.E.? Is that you?

Emma:
Yes. What do you want?

Otacon:
Why did you get involved in weapons development? A lot of people will get
hurt... even more will die!  I'm talking about the destruction of homes and
cities... radioactive contamination for years to come. You of all people should
know the horror of nuclear weapons! You know about our family's dark history!
Why, E.E.? Why!?

Emma:
You left me... you made my life a living hell!

Otacon:
I didn't have a choice!

Emma:
Don't lie to me! The pool... you could never look me in the eye after the
accident! You took the easy way out, so you wouldn't have to face me! That
way, you could avoid responsibility every day... You ran... you ran away so
you wouldn't have to face the pain!

Otacon:
No... that's not why I left...

Emma:
You left me and took the easy way out...

Otacon:
That's not true. I left the house because...

Emma:
You're a criminal! Just like me!

Otacon:
A... criminal...?

Emma:
I know what you did! You manipulated our account on the network... Look at
what you're doing now... you're nothing but a cracker!

Otacon:
No. I'm just applying my knowledge for the cause...

Emma:
The cause!? What cause!? Justice!?

Otacon:
For peace, E.E.! I'm not like Snake... I can't carry a gun and face the
enemy... That's why I do what I do best...

Emma:
Oh, right! Nice justification, Hal! Forget about being a criminal! You'd make a
great lawyer!

Snake:
All right already... That's enough!

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End transmission.
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Raiden:
Uh...

Emma:
Out of my way! Let me talk!

Emma:
You want to talk to Otacon?

Raiden:
I'll put him on... Snake...

Emma:
Let me talk to him!

Raiden:
Uh, yeah.

Snake:
Otacon's busy right now. You'll have to settle for me.

Emma:
What...? O-okay...

Snake:
Right. Now what do you want?

Emma:
Hal's wrong. Science doesn't exist to benefit the world.

Snake:
Then what is it for?

Emma:
Science is for the individual. For me, it's a way to realize my dreams.

Snake:
That sounds pretty greedy.

Emma:
You can't realize your dreams without greed.

Snake:
And what's your dream?

Emma:
Take revenge on Hal... to beat him at his own game...

Snake:
Revenge?

Emma:
I'm gonna make him regret the day he left me... I'm going to make him realize
he was wrong!

Snake:
Of all the idiotic... I think that's enough.

Emma:
Idiotic!? It's my goal! My reason for being alive! Hal is wrong! He's only
being used by his country! He's pitiful! Even you guys are using him! Me...
I'm using science to achieve my own dream!

Emma:
Real bright, lady! That's exactly the line that scientists are never meant to
cross!

Emma:
Right! I sold my soul for revenge! I will never forgive him!

Snake:
I'll pretend this conversation never happened...

Emma:
No! You tell my brother exactly what I said! You...

Snake:
Emma!

Emma:
W-What...?

Snake:
You're speaking your mind... not your heart. Just leave it at that.

Emma:
Um... okay...

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End Transmission.
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==============================
     E. Otacon's Proverbs
==============================

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These are only found in the Tanker chapter. You can get the first series of
Proverbs by saving with Otacon prior to leaving the Engine Room after the fight
with Olga. The second half you can get after you pass the Engine Room. Enjoy...
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Otacon:
Snake, you of course know the saying "One for all, all for one."

Snake:
What is this, all of a sudden?

Otacon:
Oh, I figured you'd need a lot of motivation, so I came prepared. It's from
'The Three Musketeers' -- the book, not the candy bar. Anyway, it means that if
you go up against everyone by yourself, they'll gang up on you too. I think.
Since you're on your own on that ship, you need to take this to heart and avoid
confrontations. How was that? Just like the old days, huh?

Snake:
Almost reminds me of Mei Ling, but... You sure you got it right?

Otacon:
Of course! And I'll teach you a lot more of these, you can count on it.

Snake:
Great...

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End Transmission.
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Otacon:
Okay... There's a saying that goes "Even a bird on high dies a glutton's death,
as do the fish of The Deeps." The lesson is -- er, don't be greedy. The fish
that belonged to a family called the Deeps died from overfeeding, and so did a
bird that got high on something -- probably fermented fruit.

Snake:
...okay. If you say so.

Otacon:
I do, Snake. Don't take unnecessary risks just because you're greedy for more
Items. Remember the Deep family's fish.

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End Transmission.
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Otacon:
Another Chinese proverb: "Those who look to the Heavens prosper, those who
defy it are no more." Do you know this one? The meaning here is -- hold on a
sec -- that you can only survive as long as you're a part of the natural order
of things. You remember pre-ripped jeans? Manufacturers thought that just
because people loved old, broken-in jeans, they would want to buy new jeans
that looked old. So they purposefully --

Snake:
What do jeans have to do with nature and order?

Otacon:
Denim should fray and rip on its own, naturally. Right? Some designers tried
to go against that, and -- no one bought them! The earnings report from that
fiscal year is enough of a proof!

Snake:
Earnings...?

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End Transmission.
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Otacon:
Hey, Snake, what's "Hardest won, most easily lost"? It's time, get it? Amazing
how relevant these Chinese proverbs still are! Once the moment's gone, it's
gone. Except for daylight savings time, of course. That extra hour to do
anything you like with every autumn... gotta love it. Then again, you lose an
hour every spring, so I guess the proverbs are right. Wow, they thought of
everything.

Snake:
Did they even have daylight savings back then?

Otacon:
Of course not! They knew how to save time. We're the ones that need to be
tricked into it.

Snake:
But you said --

Otacon:
The moment never returns, Snake. Let's not waste it on idle questions.

Snake:
Okay...?

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End Transmission.
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Otacon:
The Chinese have a saying: "Those who are lost never question a path, and a
drowning man doubts not the shallows." And it means -- means that you need to
make use of other people's help. Otherwise, you could be in trouble. If you're
lost, you don't even know whether a road you come across is a right one, and,
uh, what's the difference between shallow and deep if you've already drowned...
right? Anyway, the point is that help is always a good thing to accept. So make
good use of the Codec.

Snake:
Look -- this stuff seems nothing like what Mei Ling used to talk about.

Otacon:
Hey, she couldn't do better herself!

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End Transmission.
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Otacon:
"Acquaintances agree. Friends argue." That's a straightforward one. The better
friends you are, the more openly you can disagree with each other. So feel free
to present a counterpoint if you don't agree with what I'm saying. Argue away!

Snake:
Sure. All right.

Otacon:
...Not a promising start. OK, forget what I said -- just go along with my
advice.

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End Transmission.
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Otacon:
Do you know the saying "One forgets the hurt once the wound has healed"? And
that of course means -- uh -- where'd I put that piece of paper --

Snake:
Did you say something?

Otacon:
No, nothing. So, uh, forgetting the pain when the wound's healed means... Um --
That you have to get better fast! Yeah, that's it. So stock up on those rations
and bandages.

Snake:
Is that really all it means?

Otacon:
Hey, I'm the expert here.

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End Transmission.
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Otacon:
Snake, have you heard this one? "Evil is human nature, and his entire being,
falseness." The concept of so-called Original Sin. The idea that you're born
bad, so you can't help doing bad things...

Snake:
Hold on. I thought the idea of Original Sin was that you had to work even
harder at being good because you were born evil!

Otacon:
Er -- oh yeah, that too. Very good, Snake.

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End Transmission.
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Otacon:
You know the story about Achilles and Paris? The moral here is -- er --
something about his heel? Anyway, even the great and virtually immortal hero
Achilles was finally done in by Paris. Talk about a dangerous city. So don't
get complacent. The mission can turn around and get you.

Snake:
Wasn't Paris a person? Paris. I thought he was a --

Otacon:
Snake, there's a time and place for conspiracy theories. Please, I'm trying to
concentrate here.

Snake:
Huh? Ah, sorry...?

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End Transmission.
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Otacon:
Do you know the saying "Those who walk a hundred leagues think not that their
journey is half ended until the ninetieth league"? That means... -- what does
it mean -- OK. It means that if you're planning to walk that far, you'd better
damn well know how to do simple arithmetic. Study! Stay in school!

Snake:
This seems to be getting more and more random.

Otacon:
Correction -- it's becoming more deep. Trust me.

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End Transmission.
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Otacon:
OK -- "A frog in a well knows not of the great ocean." Hey, I don't like this
one at all. Trapping a little frog in a well? That sucks, that's really cruel.
Of course it's not going to see the big blue sea the lack of sunlight alone
will kill it pretty quick. Sure, locking someone up is a good way to make sure
they don't see what you don't want them to. But this is a terrible saying, and
I don't like it at all. Poor little froggy...!

Snake:
...I really think you've got this one wrong.

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End Transmission.
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Otacon:
The Chinese have a proverb that goes "Scholars hold in esteem knowledge, not
acts." See, they just sit around thinking, instead of actually doing. Which
doesn't make them too useful. Action is what matters! I think.

Snake:
Look, what I heard from Mei Ling was that --

Otacon:
Snake, have you noticed that you bring her up a lot?

Snake:
Huh? That isn't the --

Otacon:
Here we go again. What am I going to do with you? Like I was saying -- You and
your hyperactive libido. It's a good thing one of us can keep all the details
straight.

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End Transmission.
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Otacon:
This is my favorite Chinese saying: "Better to be first among roosters than
last among bulls." Of course, the meaning's clear: If you have to choose
between being a chicken or a cow, pick the chicken. Cows are always being
messed with by aliens -- cattle mutilations are up, you know. Why go looking
for trouble, right? If an enemy spots you, you'll be in more trouble than a
cow on a UFO. You stay out of their sight!

Snake:
Why would aliens be in an old Chinese proverb?

Otacon:
Everyone knows they've been visiting us for thousands of years.

Snake:
...news to me.

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End Transmission.
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Otacon:
Snake, do you know the Chinese proverb "Care avoids err"? Kung word meaning
"what." There are some linguists who think that this accounts for an almost
universal utterance of the syllable "er" when people are at a loss for words.
A kind of vestigial --

???:
What a crock! What did you do with that little cheat sheet I made you!

Otacon:
Er --

???:
Oh, there it is -- Hey!

Otacon:
Er, that's really a...

???:
How could you do that! You know how busy I am and you -- !!

Otacon:
It's not what you think...

???:
Oh, so what am I thinking?

Snake:
What's going on over there?

???:
Oh, hi, Snake. Do you know that Otacon's been --

Otacon:
Er, Mei Ling, we're in the middle of a mission and everything! So can we, you
know...

Mei Ling:
Fine. Sure. And Snake, the real meaning of "Care avoids err" is that if you're
cautious, you can avoid making serious mistakes. Even if you've gotten used to
the mission, watch what you do. Good luck!

Otacon:
Yeah, Snake! Good luck!

Mei Ling:
You, I'm not done with.

Otacon:
Ack... Let's discuss this, shall we?

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End Transmission.
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Otacon:
Err...

Snake:
What happened to Mei Ling?

Otacon:
Hee. She got mad and went offline.

Snake:
What did you do?

Otacon:
Nothing! Now don't we need to get back to the mission? So much to do, so little
time...

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End Transmission.
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     F. Colonel's Insanity
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You can hear these from when you leave Arsenal Gear's stomach (torture room) up
until the end of the fight with the Metal Gear RAY army.
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A video of the start of the original Metal Gear is shown.
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-...Infiltrate... ...the enemy fortress... ...Outer Heaven!
...Destroy... ...the final weapon... ...Metal Gear!
(referring to Metal Gear 1)

-Your mission is to infiltrate the fortress Galuade, rescue the hostages and
neutralize Metal Gear before its assembly is complete.
(referring to Metal Gear: Ghost Babel)

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A video of Snake standing in front of two GIANT Genome Soldiers is shown.
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-Variety Level 13 Rescue Meryl, the "Return of Genola."
(referring to Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions/Metal Gear Solid Intergral)

-Mind the gap.

-President Baker should be somewhere to the south of where you blasted through
the wall. Hurry and save him before the terrorists discover his code.
(referring to Metal Gear Solid)

-Kawanishi-Noseguchi, Kinunobebashi, Takiyama, Uguisunomori, Tsuzumigataki,
Tada, Hirano, Ichinotorii, Uneno, Yamashita, Sasabe, Kofudai, Tokiwadai,
Myoukenguchi.
(This is what the thing that Cyborg Ninja says when he's around off screen.
It's the name of train stations in Japan.)

-I noticed this a while back, but you have far too many Game Overs. Sorry to be
blunt, but you really stink at this game.

-Honestly, though, you have played the game for a long time. Don't you have
anything else to do with your time?

-You got a PSG-1? You can use that against Sniper Wolf. Hurry up and save
Meryl!
(referring to Metal Gear Solid)

-You seem to get a real thrill out of slaughtering the enemy. Are you
frustrated about something?

-Even my patience has its limits. I just can't leave this thing up to you any
longer. I'll do the fighting! You can just go home!

-Actually, I am in really bad shape financially. I pay money to my ex-wife as
part of our divorce settlement, among other bills... I just had no choice but
to make you pay for lunch the other day. I'm really sorry.

-An Anemone or Clematis plant's juice can cause a rash. When pruning them it's
a good idea to wear gloves.

-Big Boss here... Enter the track on the bridge to the right... Over.
(referring to Metal Gear 1)

-Actually, there is something I have been meaning to tell you but I just
couldn't... I think you should know, though. On Saturday morning last week I
saw a guy leaving Rosemary's room... How should I put it, it was like they
were ... "intimate." I'm sorry. Sorry to bring this up during the mission,
but...

-I say again. Your duty is to infiltrate Zanzibar Land. And seize Kio Marf, an
abducted Czechoslovakian biologist.
(referring to Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake. Note: It's really Kio Marv, they had a typo)

-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.

-Snake, take the power plant out. Set C4 explosives on four key points
to destroy the structure.
(referring to Metal Gear: Ghost Babel)

-Snake, they've input both detonation codes. The only way to stop the launch
now is to use the card key to re-input the codes.
(referring to Metal Gear Solid)

-Snake, destroy the power plant's main turbine. It's located in the B1 floor of
the plant. Break into the B1 floor.
(referring to Metal Gear: Ghost Babel)

-Variety Level 7 Shoot down the space invaders! Training will have to be
postponed if we are invaded by UFOs.
(referring to Metal Gear Solid VR Missions/Intergral)

-Weapon Mode Socom Level 01 Destroy all targets to reach the goal! Number of
targets: 3.
(referring to Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions/Intergral)

-Snake, like Shakespeare said: "Nought's had, all's spent, Where our desire is
got without content." Basically, it means that your desire can get you into
trouble if you're not careful. That goes for Items too. Don't get too greedy or
you might be sorry. Be careful, Snake.
(referring to Metal Gear Solid)

-Snake, remember what De Gaulle said: "The graveyards are full of indispensable
men." Snake, you're all alone and surrounded by bad guys. Try to be careful and
avoid getting into a fight whenever you can.
(referring to Metal Gear Solid)

-Listen, you haven't reported in for a long time until now. You think you can
just CALL only when you want something? You disappoint me.

-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).
(referring to another Hideo Kojima game, Snatchers)

-I can't believe it -- that someone who has committed all those twisted acts in
the woman's bathroom  would make it this far... this is the end of the world.

-Munch, munch...Um? Raiden? I'm eating right now. Get back to me later...munch,
munch...

-You wouldn't be trying to give yourself a bogus score using some ingenious
trick would you? That's just about as low as anyone could possibly stoop! I
can't believe you sometimes...

-That reminds me, I saw Gubayama the other day in Shibomnigee. He said to give
you his best.

-La-li-lu-le-lo! La-li-lu-le-lo!! La-li-lu-le-lo!!!

-I'm not home right now. Please leave a message after the beep. BEEP

-ZZ...zz...

-I was a North American Fall Webworm in my past life. Those were the good old
days... What were you in your former life?

-I hear it's amazing when the famous purple stuffed worm in flap-jaw space with
the tuning fork does a raw blink on Hara-kiri Rock. I need scissors! 61!

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End transmission.
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