Part 56: Hello again, old friend. (Final Fight!)Part 52: Hello again, old friend. REALLY old friend.
Well, time to dig myself out of the stone age
Or maybe not! Everyone! Youre all here!
Yeah we werent able to talk but we were listening in on your, uh, briefing.
I guess Rushmore knew that I couldnt be Big Boss without someone to be the boss of. Thanks, guys
I cant believe Im not real
Belay that. *punch*
If it hurts, youre real. And were all going to be really dead if we fail this mission.
Still, though its amazing to consider Id be the subject of my own AI technology
Philosophy later! Whats our status?
Weve got all our basic equipment, but no Metal Gear, and were not organized enough to have the huge economic infrastructure we set up before. Dont have enough time to do all the paperwork, and not nearly enough salvage to even start on Metal Gear. Sorry.
No problem. Ive got a plan ready our spies.
Ocelot only respects strength. Were not going to beat him using conventional tactics but we are going to need to keep his attention on us.
*musical chime* The city of Budapest has been pacified by Preying Mantis PMC. Preying Mantis: Supplying all your high-tech private security needs worldwide. A sense of duty when the risks run high!
Rebel militias have been identified. You are being given a grace period to disarm and disperse. Pacification will commence immediately afterwards on all armed individuals. Thank you for your cooperation.
Such neutral language. How hatefully disingenuous.
Nobunaga, youre with us?
It seems the master of this cybernetic spirit-world now considers me more a part of you than of Japan. So be it. That country never fully appreciated me anyway.
Im with you too, Boss!
Snake! Hes planning on using nukes!
Hes going to nuke us?
Listen to this recording on this cassette tape I made:
Once the railgun is finished, well launch the nuke into orbit, destroying JD, the orbital hub computer for the Patriots. Our GWs priority will rise to 1, leaving us in control of the entire system the entire world.
Shit. That sounds like our defeat condition. Playing it defensively wont cut it. All he has to do is make a space launch to win, and that means well all be dead.
Cant you talk him down?
All his soldiers are mind-controlled killing machines with the mentality of bureaucrats. Nobodys willing to pass our messages on to him, its all hold please and surrender now. Gonna have to fight my way to that guy. This is going to be awful, Kaz.
Shit, hes expanding fast. Rushmore wasnt kidding when it said Ocelot made his company bigger than world governments.
This guy is way out of our weight class, Snake, how are you going to beat him?
By playing dirty.
Boss, these troops theyre not normal! Some of em are equipped with jumping-suit technology and for some reason theyre all women.
Huh. Wonder why that is.
Because women are the soldiers of the future! YEAAAHHHH!
That doesnt- well, women have lighter frames and lower centers of gravity than men, it probably keeps them balanced for all the flipping around they do. I guess.
Perhaps his mind control system functions better on female brains, takes advantage of hormone differences or something. Women do also have a higher tolerance for pain than men, if this system is designed to suppress pain reactions it would work well with that.
Maybe Liquid Ocelot is just a pervert who likes to surround himself with female bodyguards!
Oh, Ocelots a pervert all right, but hes not that kind of pervert. Besides, tight bodysuits aside, those uniforms are designed to be scary, not sexy.
Whatever the reason, hes going to send those ladies to kill us real soon, Snake. Hes settled a forward command postoh, hell I just saw flying bird robots coming out of it. If he can command mechanical monsters what hope do we have?
Grace period expired. Pacification commencing. Throw down your gunsor die!
Now, Boss! LAUNCH!
he just launched himself straight onto the roof of their main base? Is he insane?
Its a decapitation strike or a suicide mission. Hes going to take him on one-on-one while the rest of us try to fight off the hordes.
Hahahaha. BROTH-ER, what a surprise! Looks like well have a chance to settle things in person once and for all!
Youre wrong on two counts. Im not who you think I am and this isnt the fight you think its going to be. Cynthia? Hit it.
First of all. Youre not talking to my son, youre talking to me.
Hmph. Were men, with names. Remember that? Back when we first met? You said your name was Adamska, and I told you my name was
He spasms suddenly.
AUUUGGHGHHH! NOOO! Its a LIE!
HAHAAHAH! HURT ME MORE!
Whatwhat are you?!
Heh. Not so smug once you meet someone who can pull the rug out from under you, are ya?
Liquid Ocelot and Snake circle each other.
Whatwhatwhere have you been? What have you been doing all this time? You cant possibly be him!
I saw the future.
I saw my future, and the future of other people just like me throughout history. Im not as unique as I thought I was. So, no, Im not him but Im who he could have been. If he hadnt had his head stuck up his ass!
Liquid Ocelot lunges at Snake who easily throws him to the ground.
And whats with this act? You cant fool me. Im the one person in the whole world you cant bullshit, Ocelot. Because Ive seen who you are and what you are when the chips are down. You may be an old man now, but deep inside youre still just a kid trying to impress me!
We cant hold them off for much longer!
But Im just like you now! Ive even got an artificial arm just like yours!
Oh, so the part about Liquids arm taking you over really was bullshit, huh?
Ocelot strikes forward at Snake again, but Snake easily dodges and flips him to the deck again.
But your Outer Heaven once we complete it, itll be a whole world of warriors. All fighting amongst each other knowing the fullness of life. Itll be the Wild West all over again.
Wild West, huh? Ive been living in the Wild West for the past two years. You know what people did during the Wild West? The one thing that was on everyones minds?
Kill you all! KILL YOU ALL! You BASTARDS!
You know what else Ive learned in the past two years? It doesnt matter what the hell your good intentions are. Make everything peaceful, make everyone know the joy of combat, make everyone free, advance your country beyond others, fight off the uncultured masses, whatever. Everyone wants to make the world a better place. But life is short. Most of us never get to live to see our dreams fulfilled. So then history judges us on what we did. The actions we took in pursuit of our dream. And what did you do? Huh? WHAT DID YOU DO?
Stabbed everyone in the back until there were no backs left to stab. Made more money than anyone else and spent it all on war, which just pisses away the greatness of human life. Tried to turn all of civilization into an engine that had no purpose but to destroy itself. Thats your legacy. Know the fullness of life? Really? You made life not worth living. For anyone.
But its your dream!
I was wrong. You need to stop. And I I need to stop. We dont need to fight anymore. god, what the fuck was I even doing keeping that nuke at Mother Base did I want the whole world to have an excuse to gang up on me, so I could fight them all? Now that I actually have fought off a whole world it seems so trivial.
Ocelot is lost then he activates his nanomachine radio.
troops. Stand down. All Outer Heaven forces. Drop your arms immediately.
Its okay, Adam. Were both going to be okay. We dont need to hurt others or be hurt any more.
Huh but what will we do?
Not sure. Well find out soon, I think.
Those werent some bad moves, though. Even as an old man, youre pretty good.
And you, Snake youre the best.
To be concluded