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Snake Eater Game Script by Shotgunnova

Version: EVA | Updated: 06/29/06

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NOTE: This script is written for Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater in the Metal
      Gear Solid 3: Subsistence re-release. There may be discrepancies between
      this version and the initial version due to things being changed and all
      that, but it appears to be a near-crystal copy. Sorry for the crappy
      ASCII, also. Not my specialty!


[sic]                         Used to indicate intentional errors in the text,
                              and that they have not been corrected by this

[, ]                          Brackets indicate narrative, written by me.



   I. Virtuous Mission
  II. Operation Snake Eater
 III. Secret Theater Scripts (Subsistence Extra)
      01) Made in U.S.A.
      02) Basashi
      03) Close Call
      04) He's Still Got It
      05) Metal Gear Raiden: Snake Eraser
      06) The Quick Version
      07) The Joy
      08) I Read Them for the Articles
      09) Metal Gear S...
      10) Diehard
      11) The Ultimate Weapon
      12) The Beginning is the End
      13) Gotcha this time!
      14) Get down!
      15) Payback
      16) Cat-Like Behavior
  IV. Thanks To...
   V. Legality
  VI. Updates

[On a new game, Naked Snake reads some narrative:]

Narrative: After the end of World War II, the world was split into two -- East
           and West. This marked the beginning of the era known as the Cold

I. Virtuous Mission

430 a.m.
August 24, 1964 Pakistani airspace

[In the murk of an overcast day, a plane cruises through the clouds en route
to just over the Pakistani border. A pilot, an older man, and a woman are
in the front of the plane; in the back, a man in an oxygen mask and a cigar-
-smoking man.]

Pilot: "Flying over Pakastan, altitude 30000 feet. Approaching Soviet
       airspace. Commencing internal depressurization. Equipment check...
       Arm main parachute."

Older Man: "All right. You ready to go?

Pilot: "Drop zone still showing a high precious mass. CAVOK!" (Cloud and
       Visibility OK)

Older Man: "Good, we've got high visibility."

[In the back of the plane, a man waits silently, smoking a cigar; another
man walks over to him.]

Man: "Put out that cigar. Connecting oxygen hose to interior connector. Put
     on your mask..."

[The cigar-smoking man doesn't pay him any attention.]

Man: (Does this pantywaist know what he's doing?)

Pilot: "Approaching release point... Ten minutes to dropoff."

[The older man grabs the radio and yells into it.]

Older Man: "Hey! Are you deaf? He said put out your cigar and put on your

[The cigar gets tossed to the floor of the cabin.]

Man: "Depressurization complete. Checking oxygen supply. Six minutes to
     dropoff. Opening rear hatch!"

[The rear hatch opens and the light of dawn hits the cigar man's goggles.]

Man: "Sunrise... External temperature, minus 54 degrees Celsuis. Two minutes to
     dropoff. Stand up."

Older Man: "You'll be falling at 130 miles per hour. Try not go get frostbite
           from the wind chill."

Pilot: "One minute to dropoff."

Older Man: "This is one for the history books: the world's first HALO jump."

[The waiting man gets up and snuffs out the cigar he threw.]

Pilot: "Ten seconds to droppoff. Standby... Status OK, all green. Prepare
       for dropoff... Countdown 5, 4, 3, 2, 1..."

Older Man: "Spread your wings and fly! God be with you!"

[The man jumps out of the airplane and bullets towards the jungle below. On
his way, he has a flashback about events prior to the plane ride. The older
man who was present on the plane is also there.]

Older Man: "Jack, I've got some important news. The head of the CIA has
           finally given us the greenlight for the Virtuous Mission.

Jack: "Virtual Mission?"

Older Man: "No, the Virtuous Mission. The future of our FOX unit depends on
           it. If it succeeds we'll be officially organized into the unit."

Jack: "Virtuous mission? Sounds like some kind of initation ritual."

Older Man: "Don't get cocky. This isn't a training op."

Jack: "Right. So what exactly is this wonderful mission?

Older Man: "Well... About two years ago, a certain Soviet scientist requested
           asylum in the West through one of our moles. His name is Nikolai
           Stepanovich Sokolov. He's head of the OKB-754 Design Bureau, one of
           the Soviet's top-secret weapon research facilities, and the East's
           foremost expert on weapons development.

Jack: "Sokolov... isn't he that famous rocket scientist?"

Older Man: "The very same. On April 12, 1961, the Soviets achieved the first
           manned space flight in history."

Jack: "The Earth was blue, but there was no God."

Older Man: "Well spoken. The rocket that carried Yuri Gagarin into orbit was
           the A1, known as the Voshkhod rocket. Sokolov is said to be the man
           most responsible for the multi-engine cluster used in that rocket.
           After Gagarin's flight, Sokolov left rocket development to become
           the head of the newly established Design Bureau."

Jack: "From a lowly technician to the head of a Design Bureau, that's quite a
      success story. So why'd he want to defect?"

Older Man: "It seems he'd become afraid of his own creations."

Jack: "Afraid?"

Older Man: "Call it a crisis of conscience."

Jack: "And for that, he left his country and his family behind and went over
      the fence?"

Older Man: Not exactly. One of his conditions was that his family was also to
           be taken safely to the West. We used a mole to get the family out
           first and succeeded in sneaking Sokolov over the Berlin Wall shortly
           afterwards. I was the one who conducted the operation."

Jack: "The security on the Eastern side was still full of holes back then. Then

Older Man: "We got Sokolov over in one piece but the whole ordeal had left him
           exhausted, and we checked him into a hospital in West Berlin. It took
           him two weeks and over 600 miles to get from the research facility in
           the Soviet Union to Berlin. He was in no condition to say anything
           coherent. And it was only a week later that we had something much
           bigger on our hands."

Jack: "The Cuban Missile Crisis."

Older Man: "October 16, 1962. President Kennedy received word that the Soviets
           were in the process of deploying intermediate-range ballistic
           missiles in Cuba. The president demanded that the Soviets dismantle
           and remove the missiles. At the same time, he announced a naval
           blockade to prevent further missile shipments from reaching Cuba.
           But the Soviets didn't back down, instead placing their armed forces
           on secondary alert. Soviet transport ships carrying missiles
           continued on course toward Cuba. US and Soviet forces went on alert
           for an all-out nuclear war. Frantic negotiations were conducted
           through the UN's Emergency Security Council and unofficial channels
           to end the hair-trigger standoff. Finally, on October 28, the Soviet
           Union agreed to remove its missiles from Cuba. And so the world
           avoided a nuclear holocaust. But in order to get the Soviets to pull
           their missiles out, we had to make a deal."

Jack: "You mean the one where the US agreed to remove its IRBMs from Turkey?"

Older Man: "No. The Jupiter IRBMs deployed in Turkey were obsolete and we were
           going to get rid of them anyway. They had no strategic value
           whatsoever to either the US or the Russians. The Turkey deal was a
           ruse - a cover story that was fed to the other intelligence agencies
           around the world."

Jack: "So what did the Russians really want?"

Older Man: "Sokolov. They wanted us to return Sokolov."

Jack: "You mean the Soviets pulled out of Cuba just to get their hands on

Older Man: "That's right."

Jack: "What the hell was he working on?"

Older Man: "At the time we had no idea. We were running out of time. It was
           either give up Sokolov or risk full-scale nuclear war. In the end,
           we had no choice. President Kennedy gave into Khrushchev's demand.
           The next day, I got Sokolov out of the hospital and handed him over
           to agents on the eastern side. Sokolov kept on screaming "Save me!"
           until he disappeared from my sight. Then, a month ago, we received
           some new information from one of our moles."

Jack: "About Sokolov?"

Older Man: "Yes. He was taken back to the research facility and forced to
           continue working on the weapon in question under KGB supervision.
           What's more, it's on the verge of completion."

Jack: "So? What kind of weapon is it? Something to do with space rockets?"

Older Man: "No, missiles."

Jack: "Same technology."

Older Man: "I guess you're right. We don't know the details but it appears to
           be a new kind of nuclear device. For a year now the Soviets have
           been conducting frequent nuclear tests at Semipaiatinsk."

Jack: "Something to do with the weapon I assume."

Older Man: "We're talking about a secret weapon so big that Khrushchev was
           ready to pull out of Cuba to get it back."

Jack: "Is Sokolov still in the facility?"

Older Man: "According to our intelligence, he's in Tselinoyarsk, a place in the
           mountains about 3 miles to the west that's known as the Virgin

Jack: "The Virgin Cliffs. Nice name for a Virtuous mission."

Older Man: "They moved him there just recently."

Jack: "Why?"

Older Man: "Apparently they're conducting a field test of the weapon. But it's
           our best chance to get him back. This mission would never have been
           possible if he were still in the research facility. This is our last
           chance. Sokolov must have known that, too, when he contacted us."

[The flashback ends and Jack is still in midair.]

Older Man: "Listen up, Jack. Your mission is to infiltrate Tselinoyarsk in the
           Soviet mountains, ensure the safety of Sokolov, and bring him back
           to the West. If we don't get Sokolov back before that weapon is
           complete, we'll be facing a major crisis. The clock is ticking.
           Once we've confirmed the rescue of Sokolov, stand by at the recovery
           point. A recovery balloon will be dropped at that point. Helium will
           be pumped into the balloon to inflate it. The process takes about 20
           minutes... Once it's complete, the gunship's arm will latch onto the
           balloon and pull it up."

Jack: "The Fulton Surface-to-Air Recovery System. I'm familiar with the

Older Man: "Take it easy. It has been combat-proven."

Jack: "Do you think Sokolov's up to it?"

Older Man: The shock will be less than during a parachute jump. And the arm can
           handle up to 500 pounds."

Jack: "So, you're planning to go over the border in a single Combat Talon?"

Older Man: "She's equipped with two 6-barrel 20 millimeter Vulcan cannons as
           well as two 40 millimeter machine guns."

Jack: "Sounds like she could hold her own against a battalion of tanks."

Older Man: "Even with the fuel in the reserve tank, we're facing a 4-hour time
           limit... If all goes well, it shouldn't take more than a few hours."

Jack: "Home in time for dinner."

Older Man: "But if anything goes wrong... you'll be eating dinner, breakfast,
           and all the rest of your meals in the jungle."

[Snake glides into the forest on an open chute. He hits the foliage and loses
his backpack to a tree branch, and just narrowly misses toppling over a cliff.
He removes his mask, showing his own face or, If you picked the 'I Like MGS2!'
option on the New Game, Jack will be wearing a Rayden mask (he's from MGS2).
Either way, a CODEC correspondance occurs after awhile, with the Older Man from
the airplane on the other end.]

Older Man: "Do you copy? You're already in enemy territory, and somebody might
           be listening in. From here on out, we'll be using code names to
           refer to each other. Your code name for this mission will be Naked
           Snake. I'll be referring to you as Snake from now on. You are not to
           mention your real name."

Snake: "'Snake'?"

Older Man: "You don't like snakes?"

Snake: "What do you mean?"

Older Man: "You've eaten one before, haven't you?"

Snake: "In survival training."

Older Man: "I'm glad to hear that."

Snake: "I don't know if I'd ever order one in a restaurant, but..."

Older Man: "Be careful. You might not have a choice."

Snake: "What about you, Major? What should I call you?"

Older Man: "Hmm, let's see...I'll be... I'll be Tom. Call me Major Tom."

[If you said you liked MGS2 at the New Game option, the following occurs:]
Major Tom: "Oh, and Snake..."
Snake: "Yeah?"
Major Tom: "The crew isn't watching anymore. You can take off the disguise
Snake: "Good idea. This isn't right. Time for the snake to shed his skin."
[Snake removes his Raiden Mask]

Major Tom: "This will be a sneaking mission. You must not be seen by the enemy.
           You must leave no trace of your presence. Is that clear? This kind
           of infiltration is the FOX unit's speciality. [sic] In other words,
           weapons and equipment are procure on-site...that goes for food as
           well. You're completely naked, just as your name implies."

Snake: "Great. Now I see why you asked me if I like snakes. I suppose calling
       me 'Snake' was your idea of a joke, too."

Major Tom: "No, there's a good reason for that. I'll tell you later, when the
           time is right."

Snake: "Gotcha. Getting back to the subject, how exactly am I supposed to
       feed myself?"

Major Tom: "You've been issued a knife and a tranquilizer gun. Use them to
           hunt for food. You'll also find some medicinal supplies in your

Snake: "Yeah, about the backpack...I lost it in a tree on the way down."

Major Tom: "I see. Well, you'd better go back and get it, then. Do you know
           where it is?"

Snake: "No problem. I can see it from here. It's stuck on a branch..."

Major Tom: "To climb a tree, stand in front of a tree that's covered in ivy
           and press the Action button. I'll be monitoring your progress over
           the radio. We can't risk violating Soviet airspace, but I'll be in
           the gunship. My frequency is 140.85. I'll give you a CALL if I need
           to talk to you. If you need to talk to me, use the SEND function.
           OK, Snake. Go get your backpack."

[Snake scales the tree and retrieves the backpack, then calls in to Major Tom.]

Major Tom: "I see you've retrieved your backpack, Snake. To equip a weapon, it
           is necessary to take it out of your backpack. In the Survival
           Viewer, choose 'WEAPON' from the 'BACKPACK'. Your available weapons
           will be displayed in a window in the upper-left. From that list,
           choose the weapon you want to equip and press the Enter button. For
           other equipped items, just do the same thing from 'ITEM'."

Snake: "Got it! Use the Survival Viewer 'BACKPACK'."

Major Tom: "Yep, that's right. Survival is fundamental to this mission. After
           you've been out in the field for a while, your stamina will start
           to drop. If your stamina gets too low, it'll affect your
           performance. You won't be able to shoot accurately, for example, and
           your wounds won't heal as smoothly. Keep an eye on your stamina so
           you don't run out. To recover lost stamina, you can hunt for local
           flora and fauna. You can use either your tranquilizer gun or your
           knife to hunt."

Snake: "My only weapon is a Mk22 Hush Puppy tranquilizer gun?"

Major Tom: "That's right. It's been fitted with its own suppressor. However,
           the suppressor will deteriorate every time you fire. Once its
           durability reaches zero, the noise suppression effect will be gone.
           So don't get too trigger happy with it. The suppressor's durability
           is shown in the icon. Any weapons and equipment beyond what you're
           carrying now, you'll have to find as you go."

Snake: "I have to find my own weapons and equipment? Whose crazy ideas was
       this, anyway?"

Major Tom: "Solo covert actions are standard FOX operation procedure. You can't
           leave any traces of your presence. No weapons, equipment,
           footprints, sweat, or bodily wastes - the same goes for bullets and
           cartridges, too. Your presence in enemy territory is already a
           violation of international conventions of warfare. There aren't
           supposed to be any American soldiers in Russia. It could spark an
           international incident. You can't let anyone see you. You can't let
           the enemy know you're there. This is a stealth mission. You're a
           ghost, Snake, in every sense of the word. There'll be no rescue if
           you're captured. The military and the U.S. government will deny any
           involvement in the affair."

Snake: "Then I'll just have to take care of myself, huh."

Major Tom: "I'm afraid so. You've been given a 'fake death' pill for that
           purpose. SIS guidelines stipulate that soldiers on covert ops like
           this one, be issued a potassium cyanide capsule. Tape it to your
           body, so you can take it when you need to."

Snake: "How generous of you."

Major Tom: "Use it if you're taken prisoner by the enemy. It'll send you into
           a state of false death for a short time."

Snake: "...fooling them into thinking I'm really dead. So how do I come back
       to life?"

Major Tom: "Just take the revival pill."

Snake: "You mean that thing they put in my tooth before the mission?"

Major Tom: "That's the one. But be careful. If you remain in a state of false
           death for too long, nothing will be able to bring you back. Remember

Snake: "I'll keep it in mind. You said this was a solo mission, right?"

Major Tom: "Right."

Snake: "I guess this means I can't count on any reinforcements."

Major Tom: "Correct. This mission rests entirely in your hands."

Snake: "A real one-man army."

Major Tom: "Relax, there's a support team ready to back you up over the radio."

Snake: "Who?"

Major Tom: "I'll introduce them to you. This time, survival is of the utmost
           importance. The first member of the support team will be in charge
           of monitoring your physical condition - acting as a medic, so to
           speak - as well as recording your mission data. She's a member of
           FOX as well, and she's here on the gunship with me."

Snake: "'She'?"

['She' taps into the conversation.]

Para-Medic: "Hello, Snake. I'm Para-Medic. Nice to meet you."

Snake: "Para...Medic?"

Para-Medic: "As in a medic who comes in by parachute."

Snake: "Aren't you going to tell me your real name?"

Para-Medic: "Are you going to tell me yours, Mr. Snake?"

Snake: "My name, huh...it's John Doe."

Para-Medic: "And they call you Jack for short? You're a regular Captain Nemo."

Snake: "A name means nothing on the battlefield. After a week, no one has a
       name. What's your name?"

Para-Medic: "Jane Doe."

Snake: "Very funny."

Para-Medic: "I wasn't joking, but I'll tell you my name only if you manage to
            make it back alive. My frequency is 145.73."

Major Tom: "She's also in charge of recording your mission data. Whenever you
           want to SAVE, SEND a message over the reserved SAVE frequency,
           140.96. So saving lets me record my mission data?"

Para-Medic: "That's right. It also records the state of your health."

Snake: "Good to know."

Major Tom: "There's one more person I want to introduce you to, Snake."

Snake: "?"

Major Tom: "Speaking of snakes, you remember The Boss, don't you? A legendary
           soldier, and your mentor. Actually, it was The Boss that got the
           DCI's authorization in the first place. She's going to be serving
           as FOX's mission advisor."

Snake: "The Boss is?"

Major Tom: "She also helped me plan this mission. She and I were at SAS

[The Boss, a strong-looking woman, gets in on the convo.]

The Boss: "Jack, is that you? How many years has it been?"

Snake: "Boss??"

The Boss: "That's right, it's me."

Snake: "..."

The Boss: "Talk to me. Let me hear your voice."

Snake: "It's been 5 years, 72 days, and 18 hours."

The Boss: "You've lost weight."

Snake: "You can tell just by the sound of my voice?"

The Boss: "Of course I can. I know all about you."

Snake: "Really. Well, I don't know anything about you."

The Boss: "What's that supposed to mean?"

Snake: "...Why'd you disappear on me all of a sudden?"

The Boss: "I was on a top-secret mission."

Snake: "..."

The Boss: "You didn't need me anymore."

Snake: "But there were still so many things I wanted you to teach me."

The Boss: "No, I taught you everything you needed to know about fighting
          techniques. I taught you all I could. The rest you needed to learn
          on your own."

Snake: "Techniques, sure. But what about how to think like a soldier?"

The Boss: "How to think like a soldier? I can't teach you that. A soldier
          needs to be strong in spirit, body, and technique - and the only
          thing you can learn from someone else is technique. In fact,
          technique doesn't even matter. What's most important is spirit.
          Spirit and body are like two sides of a single coin. They're the
          same thing. I can't teach you how to think. You'll just have to
          figure it out for yourself. Listen to me, Jack. Just because soldiers
          are on the same side right now, doesn't mean they always will be.
          Having personal feelings about your comrades is one of the worst sins
          you can commit. Politics determine who you face on the battlefield.
          And politics are a living thing. They change along with the times.
          Yesterday's good might be tomorrow's evil."

Snake: "Is that why you abandoned me?"

The Boss: "No. It had nothing to do with you. I already told you, Jack. I was
          on a top-secret mission. A soldier has to follow whatever orders he's
          given. It's not his place to question why. But you're looking for a
          reason to fight. You're a natural born fighter, but you're not quite
          a soldier. A soldier is a political tool, nothing more. That's doubly
          true if he's a career soldier. Right and wrong have no place in his
          mission. He has no enemies and no friends. Only the mission. You
          follow the orders you're given. That's what being a soldier is."

Snake: "I do whatever I have to do to get the job done. I don't think about

The Boss: "That's not the same thing. Sooner or later, your conscience is going
          to bother you... In the end, you have to choose whether you're going
          to live as a soldier, or just another man with a gun... There's a
          saying in the Orient: 'Loyalty to the end.' Do you know what that

Snake: "Being...patriotic?"

The Boss: "It means devoting yourself to your country."

Snake: "I follow the President and the top brass. I'm ready to die for them if

The Boss: "The President and the top brass won't be there forever. Once their
          terms are up, others will take their place."

Snake: "I follow the will of the leader, no matter who's in charge."

The Boss: "People aren't the ones who dictate the missions."

Snake: "Then who does?"

The Boss: "The times. People's values change over time. And so do the leaders
          of a country. So there's no such thing as an enemy in absolute terms.
          The enemies we fight are only enemies in relative terms, constantly
          changing with the times."

Snake: "..."

The Boss: "As long as we have 'loyalty to the end', there's no point in
          believing in anything...even in those we love."

Snake: "And that's the way a soldier's supposed to think?"

The Boss: "The only thing we can believe in with absolute certainty... ...is
          the mission, Jack."

Snake: "All right. But do me a favor."

The Boss: "What is it?"

Snake: "Call me Snake."

The Boss: "Snake? Oh, right, your code name is Snake. It suits you well."

Major Tom: "That's right. The legendary unit that The Boss put together during
           World War II was a snake. The Cobra Unit...a group of heroes that
           brought the war to an end and saved the world. As long as you've got
           a legendary hero backing you up, you'll be fine. Isn't that right,

Snake: "Yeah. I can't think of anyone else I'd rather have with me. Oh, and one
       more thing, Boss..."

The Boss: "Yes?"

Snake: "It's good to hear your voice again."

The Boss: "Same here. After all, who knows if either of us will make it out
          alive... Snake, you were always best at urban warfare and
          infiltrating buildings. But this is the jungle. Survival is going to
          be key. Those CQC techniques I taught you are sure to come in handy."

Snake: "CQC - close quarters combat, huh... I've been in the Green Berets for
       the past few years. I'm probably pretty rusty."

The Boss: "Not to worry. I'll be here to help you remember. After all, this is
          your first actual survival mission. I'll be supporting you over the

Snake: "Where are you, Boss? Next to the Major?"

Major Tom: "The Boss is communicating with us by radio from aboard a Permit-
           -class submarine in the Arctic Ocean."

The Boss: "My frequency is 141.80. Call me if you need my advice on battle

Snake: "Gotcha."

Major Tom: "Your mission is to retrieve Dr. Sokolov. Dr. Sokolov is being held
           in an abandoned factory located to the north of your current
           position. Avoid heavy combat and don't let anyone see you. Don't
           forget that this is a stealth mission."

The Boss: "Snake, try to remmeber some of the basics of CQC..."

[Snake gets out his gun and knife, puts their handles together, and swings
the gun around stealth-like.]

Snake: "Commencing Virtuous Mission...now."

Dremuchij North

[Snake gets out his binoculars and spots two enemy soldiers on patrol.]

Snake: "Major, I've spotted two enemy soldiers..."

Major Tom: "They're probably KGB torops sent to guard Sokolov."

Snake: "AK-47s and grenades..."

Major Tom: "Snake, your presence in Soviet territory is already a violation of
           international law. We can't let the Kremlin find out that the CIA
           and the American government are involved. Contact with the enemy is
           strictly prohibited. Don't engage them in battle, either. This is a
           stealth mission. Got that?"

The Boss: "The major is right. The point of this mission is to sneak through
          the jungle without being seen. The success of the mission depends on
          how well you use your camouflage. Change your camouflage by selecting
          'CAMOUFLAGE' from the Survival Viewer. The 'UNIFORM' option lets you
          pick your uniform, while the 'FACE' option lets you change your face
          paint. Choosing camouflage that blends in with your surroundings will
          help you conceal yourself more effectively. Also, don't forget that
          anything that moves will stand out in a jungle. If you stand up and
          run around like an idiot, you're bound to be spotted. But if you
          crawl instead, you should be able to sneak by without being noticed.
          You can see how effective your camouflage is by looking at the Camo
          Index. The Camo Index shows how well your current camouflage blends
          in with the surroundin area. The higher the value, the harder you are
          to spot, and vice versa. The key is to make yourself one with nature.
          Keep that in mind as you go along, OK?"


[Snake heads through Dolinovodno and ends up a the factory in Rassvet. He
takes out his binoculars once again.]

Snake: "Major, I've reached the abandoned factor where Sokolov is supposedly
       being held. This place is a dump. I can't see Sokolov from here... The
       security is pretty tight... There are sentries posted around the
       perimeter... I wonder how many are inside..."

Major Tom: "Your objective - Sokolov - is inside the factory...they should be
           holding him in a room in the northeast section."

Snake: "The northeast section. Got it."

Major Tom: "Be careful. Your mission is to bring Sokolov back alive. He must
           not be exposed to any kind of danger. Do not approach Sokolov while
           in the Alert Phase."

Snake: "Right."

Major Tom: "...Oh, and one more thing, Snake."

Snake: "You mean there's more?"

Major Tom: "No...it's just...when you get to Sokolov, I want you to tell him
           something from me."

Snake: "And that is?"

Major Tom: "'Sorry for being so late.'"

Snake: "Is that all?"

Major Tom: "Yes."

Snake: "...Understood. Beginning my approach to the target."

[Snake takes out the guards and finds Sokolov in a room, throwing papers into
a wood-burning stove.]

Snake: "You must be Sokolov."

Sokolov: "Are you one of Volgin's men!? You'll never get it from me!"

Snake: "No. I'm a CIA agent. I've come to escort you back to the other
       side of the Iron Curtain."

Sokolov: "You're CIA?"

Snake: "Yeah. I was sent by Major Zero, the man who got you out two years ago."

Sokolov: "Zero..."

Snake: "I have a message from him."

Sokolov: "What is it?"

Snake: "He said to tell you 'sorry for being so late.'"

Sokolov: "Did he now."

Snake: "What does it mean?"

Sokolov: "It means he's a man of his word. But we've got no time for this. You
         have to get me out of here before they arrive!"

Snake: "Who's 'they?'"

Sokolov: "Colonel Volgin of GRU. You in the West know him as Thunderbolt."

Snake: "Thunderbolt? ...Never heard of him."

Sokolov: "He's a member of the army's extremist faction. A man who seeks to
         seize control of the motherland. Ever since the Cuban Missile Crisis
         two years ago, Khrushchev has been pursuing a policy of peaceful
         coexistence with the West. Despite resistance and criticism from
         hawks in the army, and the provincial authorities, Khrushchev has
         managed to suppress the opposition so far. But the failure of his
         agricultural policies has put him in a precarious position. And on
         top of that, the tragedy last November."

Snake: "President Kennedy's assassination."

Sokolov: "Precisely. In a sense, Khrushchev has lost his biggest partner, and
         his power base is rapidly crumbling away. A certain group is plotting
         to use this opportunity to seize power by rallying the anti-government
         forces, overthrowing Khrushchev, and installing Brezhnev and Kosygin
         in his place. The mastermind behind this plot is Colonel Volgin of the
         GRU. He has control over another secret weapons research facility much
         like this one - OKB-812, known as the Granin Design Bureau - and is
         using it to further his plans. But that is not enough to satisfy him.
         Now he is plotting to seize the secret weapon I have been developing
         here and use it as leverage in his bid for power. The intelligence
         says that they are going to make their move during the test.

Snake: "Then the soldiers outside..."

Sokolov: "Exactly. They wouldn't need that many men just to keep me inside.
         Their orders were to prevent Colonel Volgin from capturing me. Even if
         it meant killing me in the process, or so it would seem. Volgin will
         come. I'm sure of it. You must get me out of here before then."

Snake: "Leave it to me."

Sokolov: "By the way, your Russian is superb. Where did you learn to speak it?"

Snake: "From my mentor."

Sokolov: "Is that so? America is truly a frightening country."

Snake: "Having second thoughts?"

Sokolov: "No, I have no love for this place. Let's go."

[Snake gets on the transmitter.]

Snake: "Major, this is Snake. Sokolov is safe with me. He's doing fine. No

Major Tom: "Good work, Snake. Now hurry up and get Sokolov to the recovery
           point! We'll rendezvous with you there."

Snake: "Roger."

Major Tom: "What about the sentries?"

Snake: "I had to kill them...there was no other way. But no one will know we
       were involved."

Major Tom: "I see."

Snake: "What about The Boss?"

Major Tom: "We lost contact with The Boss some time ago."

Snake: "What happened?"

Major Tom: "It's probably just a weak signal. Just hurry and get Sokolov out of

[Snake and Sokolov creep out into the quiet factory environs. The player can
see the two pass by and hiding enemies lying in wait. Soon, one enemy emerges
and sticks a rifle at Snake.]

Soldier: "Freeze!"

[Five more enemies appear in the same manner.]

Man: "So this is the legendary Boss? We meet at last."

[A man in black clothing walks out after them, but he doesn't appear to
be in cahoots with the armed men...]

[The soldiers point their guns at the black-clothed man.]

Soldier: "You...you're from the Ocelot unit of Spetznaz! What's a GRU
         soldier doing here?"

Man: "Soldier?"

Soldier: "He's the Ocelot commander!"

Man: "That's Major Ocelot to you. And don't you forget it!"

Soldier: "Sokolov is ours. Now get out of here."

Man: "An ocelot never lets his prey escape."

Soldier: "What!?"

[The black-clothed man guns down all of the soldiers, ending with a fancy
ricochet shot to a man on the roof.]

Ocelot: "I can't say it feels good to kill a comrade, even if it is for the

Snake: "Sokolov, take cover!"

[Ocelot looks at Snake's face.]

Ocelot: "Hmm... ...you're not The Boss, are you?"

[Ocelot lets out a feral howl and black-clothed soldiers gather there.]

Sokolov: "GRU operatives..."

[Ocelot circles around Snake, mocking him.]

Ocelot: "What is that stance? That gun? If you're not The Boss, then die!"

[Ocelot points his gun at Snake but it jams. Sokolov heads down the road.]

Soldier: "Major!"

Ocelot: "Leave him. shoto the other one!"

[Using CQC and some impressive shooting, Snake tranqs all of the black-clothed
soldiers and knocks Ocelot down, letting him stare down the barrel of a gun
this time.]

Ocelot: "Impossible..."

Snake: "You ejected the first bullet by hand, didn't you? I see what you were
       trying to do. But testing a technique you only heard about in the middle
       of battle wasn't very smart. You were asking to have your gun jam on
       you. Besides, I don't think you're cut out for an automatic in the first
       place. You tend to twist your elbow to absorb the recoil. That's more of
       a revolver technique."

Ocelot: "You filthy American dog!"

[Ocelot lunges, intending to knife Snake, but gets thrown down again.]

Snake: "But that was some fancy shooting... ...you're pretty good."

[Ocelot hears the words and growls, like Snake just deflated his ego.]

Ocelot: "Pretty good..."

[Ocelot passes out and Snake gets in touch with Major Tom.]

Snake: "Major, do you read me?"

Major Tom: "I read you. Snake, are you all right?"

Snake: "I've run into a few snags. These guys were after Sokolov, too.
       Apparently they were taking orders from a GRU colonel named Volgin."

Major Tom: "A GRU colonel?"

Snake: "Part of an internal Soviet power struggle, according to Sokolov.
       Something between the KGB and GRU, between Khrushchev's supporters and

Major Tom: "Sokolov was being guarded by the KGB and hunted by GRU? Snake, it
           sounds like this could be even hotter than Cuba."

Snake: "I don't like it. Something about this whole thing stinks."

Major Tom: "I agree. You'd better hurry."

Snake: "Sokolov ran off by himself, but I'll catch up with him."

Major Tom: "We're counting on you."

[Snake runs back to Dolinovodno and finds Sokolov waiting around for him.]

Snake: "You OK?"

Sokolov: "Those men were from the Ocelot unit."

Snake: "Spetsnaz?"

Sokolov: "Yes. The best GRU has to offer. They're coming for me. I'm

Snake: "Calm down. I'll get you out of here. I promise. And we've got some
       of the best backup we could ask for."

[A concussion can be heard.]

Sokolov: "Look!"

[They can see a large tank of some sort on a cliffside.]

Snake: "That's what they were making you build?"

Sokolov: "Yes. The Shagohod - 'The Treading Behemoth' - a tank capable of
         launching nuclear IRBMs."

Snake: "It can launch nuclear missiles from that kind of terrain?"

Sokolov: "Oh yes. And without support from friendly units."

Snake: "A nuclear-equipped tank capable of operating solo... Is that thing

Sokolov: "No, this is only the end of Phase 1. It won't be truly finished
         until we complete Phase 2."

Snake: "Phase 2?"

Sokolov: "The weapon's true form. If it is completed and the colonel gets his
         hands on it, it will mean the end of the Cold War."

Snake: "The end of the Cold War?"

Sokolov: "Yes. And then the age of fear will truly begin..."

Snake: "A world war?"

Sokolov: "I had no choice but to cooperate! I didn't want to die. I wanted to
         see my wife and child again in America... Please, take me to America,
         quickly. They cannot complete it without my help!"

Snake: "Got it. Let's go!"

[The two head across the rope bridge. Midway, they see someone carrying two
long cases, entering the other side of the bridge. It's a woman -- The Boss.]

Snake: "Boss?"

The Boss: "Good work, Jack."

Snake: "What are you doing here?"

The Boss: "Sokolov comes with me."

[Bees and hornets start to appear around the bridge area.]

Snake: "Hornets!?"

[As Snake looks around frantically, an odd-looking man riding a cloud of
bees, carries Sokolov into a helicopter.]

The Boss: "My friends... let us fight together again!"

[The odd-looking man responds.]

Odd Man: "I have waited long for this day."

[A guy in a bee suit, obvious controlling the bugs, responds, too.]

Bee Man: "We will fight with you once more."

[An old man gives his piece.]

Old Man: "Welcome back, Boss."

The Boss: "Now that the five of us are together, it's time we go to the depths
          of hell itself..."

[Cue: rainfall.]

The Boss: "It's raining blood..."

[A specter walks up behind the Boss, and disappears again.]

The Boss: "...is he crying?"

[A man with electricity about him walks onto the bridge.]

Man: "Kuwabara, Kuwabara... Ah, What a joyful scene."

The Boss: "Colonel Volgin..."

Volgin: "Welcome to my country... ...and to my unit."

Snake: "Boss? What is this?"

The Boss: "I'm defecting to the Soviet Union. Sokolov is a little gift for my
          new hosts."

[Volgin picks up The Boss' cases.]

Volgin: "Recoilless nuclear warheads... these will make a fine gift for me..."

Snake: "This can't be happening!"

Volgin: "Who is he? Another one of your disciples? Are we taking him with us?"

The Boss: "No. This is one is still just a child. Too pure for us Cobras. He
          has not yet found an emotion to carry into battle."

Snake: "What are you talking about!?"

The Boss: "Think you can pull the trigger?"

[The Boss quickly takes a hold of Snake's hesitation, and dismantles his gun
before snapping his arm.]

Volgin: "He's seen my face. We can't let him live. If Khrushchev finds out
        about this, we're finished. He must die."

The Boss: "Wait. He's my apprentice. I'll take care of him. Jack, you can't
         come with us."

[The Boss helps Snake up before elbowing him in the ribs and throwing him
off the rope bridge.]

Bee Man: "The new blood has been rejected..."

Volgin: "Are we done here?"

The Boss: "Now, on to Sokolov's research facility."

Volgin: "Shagohod is ours!"

[Volgin walks away. The Boss looks over the side of the bridge, sadly.]

The Boss: "Drift away. My place is with them now."

[Snake wakes up on a bank some ways down the line.]

Major Tom: "Snake! Can you hear me?"

Snake: "Yeah, just barely..."

Major Tom: "Snake, listen to me! You need emergency medical treatment. Can you
           move? You've got to get those wounds treated. Hang in there! All
           right, let's get you fixed up... Para-Medic?"

Para-Medic: "OK, Snake. Just relax and it'll all be over before you know it."

Snake: "..."

Para-Medic: "Stay with me! I've seen people in worse shape before. Think you
            can handle it?"

Snake: "Major? The Boss... she's defected."

Major Tom: "We'll talk about that later. First we've got to get you patched up."

Para-Medic: "OK, here we go! First, open the Survival Viewer with the START
            button. If you select 'CURE' you can start the treatment. Healing
            is divided into treatment using the medicine with the Item Window
            Button, and surgical treatment using the Weapon Window Button. Your
injuries include a fractured left elbow and rib bone, and
            on your upper arms, right elbow, and abdomen. They need to be fixed
            using surgical treatment. Move the healing cursor with the left
            analog stick to the affected part of your body. Once you've selected
            the affected area, hold the Weapon Window Button and use the left
            analog stick to select the medical item, and then press the Enter
            Button. With this method, you can use items to help your recovery
            process. To treat a bone fracture, first secure the affected area
            with a fastener and then wrap it in bandages. For lacerations,
            you'll need disinfectant to clean the wound, sutures to stitch it
            up, styptic to slow the flow of blood, and bandages to wrap the
            wound. If you do everything I mentioned, the wound should heal
            completely. Understood?"

Snake: "Yeah..."

Para-Medic: "Stay with me! Go into the Survival Viewer and treat those wounds!"

[Snake stitches himself up and finds a piece of wood to bite down on. He snaps
his broken arm back in place and puts it in a sling, made from the headband of
The Boss which he came off as she threw him.]

Para-Medic: "Good job, Snake!"

Major Tom: "We're coming to get you now. Just stay where you are... we'll drop
           a recovery balloon. Can you set it up?"

[Snake looks to the sky and sees a flock of helicopters carrying the
Shagohod away from its cliffside position.]

Snake: "Shagohod..."

[In the helicopters, The Boss reaches out her hand, like she knows that
Snake sees it; strangely, he does the same gesture. In one of the helis,
Volgin kneels to open inspect his warheads.]

Volgin: "Excellent. A great success. Thanks to The Boss and her Cobras,
        I have both Sokolov and the Shagohod."

[Ocelot looks at a woman sitting silently to herself, sniffing her.]

Ocelot: "What are we going to do with the girl?"

Volgin: "Who is she?"

Ocelot: "Apparently she's Sokolov's woman."

Volgin: "She's a nice catch. I'll take her."

[She reaches into her purse, but Volgin stops her from pulling something
out. She opens her hand to reveal lipstick.]

Volgin: "Not so fast, my dear. A Kiss of Death?"

Ocelot: "...Are you KGB?"

Volgin: "We might be able to use her. She has spunk."

Ocelot: "Shall we take her back to the base?"

Volgin: "Perhaps we should. We have no further use for Sokolov's research

[Volgin shoulders the warhead and points it out the helicopter door.]

Volgin: "I think it's time I gave this marvelous new toy a try."

Ocelot: "Colonel! Even if they are our enemies, they're still our countrymen!"

Volgin: "But it won't be me that pulled the trigger. It will be our friend the
        American defector."

Ocelot: "You're going to nuke your fellow Russians!?"

Volgin: "Remember the Alamo."

Ocelot: "Colonel!!!"

[Volgin doesn't heed Ocelot's pleas and fires the warhead anyway. It streaks
to the target and decimates it, From the riverbank where Snake is, he can feel
the reverberations as the shockwave blows through the canyon.]

II. Operation Snake Eater

One week later: 11:30 PM August 30, 1964 Arctic Ocean airspace

Pilot: "Currently flying over the Arctic Ocean. Altitude 30,000 feet.
       Approaching Soviet airspace. Arriving at the designated drone launch
       point. Drone oil pressure and voltage are nominal. Payload oxygen supply
       is nominal. Power supply to payload antifreeze system shows no problems.
       No gusts. All systems go for drone detachment."

Major Tom: Snake, we can't risk a HALO jump this time around. Airspace Security
           has gotten tighter since we were last here. We can't get as close to
           the ground as we did during the Virtuous mission. So instead we'll
           be using one of our newest weapons... Snake, you're being given an
           honor on par with Alan Shepard. This is our last chance. Show your
           patriotism. If you fail, you'll be back in a hospital bed again,
           waiting for the firing squad.

[Snake and the major are shown in a hospital room.]

Major Tom: "So, how does it feel to be a patient in one of the most advanced
           ICUs in the world?"

Snake: "Would you do me a favor and tell the suits about visiting hours? I'll
       never get better with them assaulting me day and night with their

Major Tom: "Must be part of the top brass' inquiry."

Snake: "More like an interrogation. According to them, I'm a traitor and an
       accomplice to The Boss' defection."

Major Tom: "They're just looking for a scapegoat."

Snake: "Does that mean they're after you, too?"

Major Tom: "Let's just say neither one of us is going to be made a national
           hero out of this."

Snake: "Does this mean FOX is going to die?"

Major Tom: "No. This fox is still one step ahead of the hounds. The reason I
           came to see you today... Jack, it's time for FOX to clear its

Snake: "What are you talking about?"

Major Tom: "The situation has changed. We've still got a chance to come out
           of this one alive."

Snake: "Yeah? What kind of chance?"

Major Tom: "Don't get too excited. Here, have a cigar...it's Cuban. This
           morning I had a meeting with the CIA."

Snake: "They decided when they're going to execute us?"

Major Tom: "No. Something even bigger. Yesterday, the White House received an
           unexpected call."

[A phone call between Khrushchev is shown to the player, with the major and
Snake talking about it in between (it's assumed the major is telling Snake
the story as the player learns).]

Khrushchev: "President Johnson?"

Johnson: "Yes, I hear you Mr. Chairman."

Major Tom: "It was a hotline call from Khrushchev to President Johnson."

Snake: "From the head of the Soviet Union?"

Major Tom: "That's right."

Khrushchev: "A few days ago one of our country's main Design Bureaus, OKB-754,
            was destroyed in a nuclear explosion. At about the same time, our
            anti-aircraft radar picked up a signature that appeared to come
            from one of your military aircraft. Does any of this sound
            familiar to you? In retaliation, I have placed our armed forces
            on secondary alert. Depending on your response, I may be left with
            no choice but to order the military to maximum alert and unleash
            Armageddon. With the help of your predecessor, I was able to
            survive the Cuban incident. But my power is not as great as it
            once was. If I am to survive this crisis, I must have your full

Johnson: "I should have contacted you myself... Did you know that one of our
         soldiers defected to your country a week ago?"

Khrushchev: "...No."

Johnson: "So you haven't heard then. The man who arranged the defection was a
         GRU colonel by the name of Yevgeny Borisovitch Volgin."

Khrushchev: "Volgin? Of the Brezhnev faction? Go on. Who was this soldier?"

Johnson: "Her name is The Boss. She's a living legend. During World War II,
         she was the one who led us to victory in that war. In Russia, you
         know her as Voyevoda."

Khrushchev: "You mean...THE Boss? The mother of your Special Forces?"

Johnson: "Yes, that's the one. And she took two miniature nuclear shells
         along with her."

Khrushchev: "The Boss took two miniature nuclear shells?"

Johnson: "I'm afraid so...I believe they were a gift for her new hosts. The
         'Davy Crockett' Atomic Battle Group Delivery System was completed
         two years ago. But serious problems were found with the launcher's
         range and precision. Although they were mass-produced they've never
         been deployed in battle."

Khrushchev: "But Sokolov's research facility was completely wiped out! The
            whole area is polluted!"

Johnson: "I can only offer you my deepest condolences over this terrible

Khrushchev: "So The Boss with Colonel Volgin's help stole two experimental
            nuclear shells and took them with her as a gift when she defected.
            Then, shortly thereafter, Sokolov's design lab, a top-secret
            military research facility, was destroyed by one of these weapons.
            Am I right so far?"

Johnson: "Yes, that's correct."

Khrushchev: "And the American government denies any involvement in the affair,
            is that right as well?"

Johnson: "That's correct. We were not involved in any way."

Khrushchev: "Then what was a US military aircraft doing on our radar screen?
            It was clearly in violation of our airspace. And yet you say it
            was not acting under your orders?"

Johnson: "That's correct."

Khrushchev: "You expect me to believe that this was all the work of a single

Johnson: "I don't know what else to tell you."

Khrushchev: "The army insists that this is all a ploy on your part."

Johnson: "I've said it once and I'll say it again. Our government had nothing
to do with it.

Khrushchev: "And I would like dearly to believe you. However, I'm afraid my
            power over the military has weakened since the Cuban incident. I
            will need some kind of proof that was not the action of the
            American government. You have one week. You must catch The Boss
            yourselves and recover the remaining nuclear device. Then, you must
            find some way to prove your innocence."

Johnson: "Prove our innocence?"

Khrushchev: "Yes. Preferably with something...painful... Prove to me that this
            is not merely another one of your tricks."

Johnson: "The Boss should be close to Colonel Volgin. How about a little

Khrushchev: "I would not expect too much if I were you. The political situation
            here in unstable. And Colonel Volgin is a member of the Brezhnev
            faction which seeks to topple my government. One week. You have
            only one week... ...and if it is not too much to ask, do something
            about Volgin as well..."

Johnson: "What is that supposed to mean?"

Khrushchev: "Nothing... it means nothing. Call it a modest gentleman's
            agreement to ensure our continued relationship."

Johnson: "What if we can't 'prove our innocence?'"

Khrushchev: "Then I will be unable to restrain the military. I will be ousted...
            and they will seek their revenge."

Johnson: "A nuclear attack on the United States?"

Khrushchev: "I leave the disposal of this situation entirely to your
            discretion, Mr. President."

Johnson: "Disposal, huh..."

Khrushchev: "If you fail, it will mean the beginning of a new world war."

Major Tom: "To put it simply, in order to avoid a full-scale nuclear conflict,
           we have to prove that America was not involved in that explosion."

Snake: "And eliminating The Boss ourselves will prove America's innocence?"

Major Tom: "Right. The higher-ups have decided that you're the only one capable
           of pulling this off. You were her last apprentice. Screw this one
           up, and we'll both be six feet under. There's no choice."

[The high-speed plane is shown again.]

Snake: "Are the Russians going to be helping us?"

Major Tom: "The KGB has promised to lend us one of their communications
           satellites so that you and I can talk to each other."

Snake: "That's it?"

Major Tom: "They've also put us in touch with a couple of insiders."

Snake: "Insiders?"

Major Tom: "There was a defection in September 1960... ...do you remember it?"

Snake: "You mean the two NSA code breakers who went over to the Soviet Union?"

Major Tom: "Precisely. Since then, they've apparently been training with the
           KGB for exactly this kind of situation. Their code names are ADAM
           and EVA... I've been told that ADAM has infiltrated Volgin's ranks."

[The missile-shaped drone containing Snake breaks off and heads to Russia

Major Tom: "We've also arranged for him to provide you with an escape route.
           You'll need to rendezvous with him when you get there."

[As the plane makes its getaway, its presence is picked up by Russian planes.]

Pilot: "Control unidentified aircraft detected. Altitude 30,000 feet. It's fast!
       Estimated air speed, exceeding Mach 3. Bearing south... I'm about to lose

[The jet evades Russian identification. Meanwhile, Snake's pod slows with
reverse thrusters and crashes into the forest. The man himself ejects safely,
rolling to a stop. He gets in touch with the major when he sees no enemies.]

Snake: "This is Snake. Do you read?"

Major Tom: "Loud and clear. Glad to see you landed safely."

Snake: "I got blown pretty far off target..."

Major Tom: "Snake, let's go over your mission objectives one more time. Rescue
           Sokolov. Find out what's happened to the Shagohod - then destroy it.
           And finally, eliminate The Boss..."

Snake: "Eliminate The Boss..."

Major Tom: "This mission will be code-named 'Operation Snake Eater'."

Snake: "Because I'll be taking on The Boss and her COBRA unit, right?"

Major Tom: "Don't forget about Colonel Volgin."

Snake: "I'm not a hired killer."

Major Tom: "I know. But that was the Kremlin's demand."

Snake: "Demand? You mean it wasn't just a request? What's it to us if the
       Khrushchev regime is threatened by the colonel and his faction?"

Major Tom: "If supporting the current regime helps avoid a nuclear exchange,
           then that's what we'll do."

Snake: "And what are the CIA's demands?"

Major Tom: "Our priorities are the rescue of Sokolov and the destruction of the

Snake: "Roger that, Major Tom."

Major Tom: "Hold on, Snake."

Snake: "What now?"

Major Tom: "I'm changing my code name. It turns out 'Tom' wasn't the most
           auspicious choice."

Snake: "What do you mean?"

Major Tom: "Well, the truth is, when I chose my code name...I picked the wrong

Snake: "The wrong one?"

Major Tom: "Did you ever see the movie 'The Great Escape?' It came out last

Snake: "Must have missed that one."

Major Tom: "Anyway, it's based on a true story about prisoners who escaped from
           a POW camp in Nazi Germany. The prisoners dig three tunnels as part
           of their plan. But the Nazis find two of the tunnels before they're
           finished. The prisoners succeeded in escaping by using the last
           remaining tunnel. The names of those three tunnels were Dick, Harry,
           and Tom."

Snake: "I get it. You used the name of the tunnel they escaped in as your code
       name because you thought it would bring you good luck."

Major Tom: "Yes, that's exactly right. At least that was the plan..."

Snake: "...But?"

Major Tom: "But I got the name wrong. The one they escaped in was Harry. Tom
           was one of the unlucky tunnels - it was discovered by the Nazis
           before it was finished. I watched the movie again just to make sure.
           In fact, I even ordered the actual film from the movie company."

Snake: "Yeah, it doesn't sound like the greatest name to use. So, what should I
       call you instead?"

Major Zero: "Hmm. You know, let's just use Zero, like we've been doing all

Snake: "All right, then. Major Zero it is. We'll start over from square one."

Major Zero: "From square zero. My frequency is 140.85. Oh, I almost forgot...
            Para-Medic is with us again on this mission."

Snake: "Is this her last chance, too?"

Major Zero: "If we fail, she'll have her medical license revoked. It's more or
            less the same kind of fate... Her frequency is the same as during
            the Virtuous Mission, 145.73. She'll be recording your mission data
            as well, just like last time. That frequency is also the same:
            140.96. And there's one more person on your support team. His name
            is Mr. Sigint. He's an expert on the latest in weapons and
            equipment technology. You'll be going up against some the world's
            most advanced weaponry when you infiltrate the research facility.
            If you have any questions, just ask him. His frequency is 148.41."

Snake: "Mr. Sigint. Got it."

Major Zero: "ADAM, your KGB contact, is waiting for you at the abandoned
            factory up ahead."

Snake: "The same factory Sokolov was being held in last week."

Major Zero: "Yes. Meet up with ADAM first. He's cleared the way for you to
            rescue Sokolov."

Snake: "How will I know this ADAM guy when I see him?"

Major Zero: "You'll know once you reach the factory. The whole area's been
            polluted by the fallout from that nuclear blast. No one else would
            dare come close. The password is...'Who are the Patriots?' and

Snake: "'La-Li-Lu-Le-Lo'. Gotcha."

Major Zero: "You've been equipped with a .45 for this mission. Be careful...
            it's noisy."

Snake: "I thought standard FOX procedure was procure on site weapons

Major Zero: "The circumstances are different this time. You're now on an
            official mission for the United States government... It will be
            necessary to make your presence known to a certain extent. To the
            Khrushchev regime, at the very least. But remember - this is still
            a sneaking mission. Snake, if you fail this mission, it will mean
            an all-out nuclear war. Keep that in mind and proceed with extreme

Snake: "Understood. Commencing Operation Snake Eater."

Dremuchij North

[Snake walks into an open part and sees his drone wreckage, intact.
A horse whinnies nearby and he goes over to it.]

The Boss: "Looks like death wasn't ready for you yet."

[The Boss is suddenly there.]

Snake: "Boss?"

The Boss: "That arm still hurt?"

Snake: "What are you doing here?"

[Once again, The Boss uses her quick reflexes and Snake's hesitation to
dismantle his gun and make it inoperable.]

The Boss: "Go home!"

[She flips him onto his back when he tries to retaliate.]

The Boss: "Go home! GRU and my sons are waiting up ahead. You don't have a
          prayer of finishing your mission - you're not even armed."

Snake: "Boss!!"

[Snake attacks but gets a taste of The Boss' maneuvers, ending up on the

The Boss: "I'm not your boss anymore. There's nothing for you here. Go home. Go
          back to your boss. There's no need to prove that you are virtuous
          here. This isn't America."

[She fires upon the drone's wreckage and makes it explode.]

The Boss: "That should stir things up a bit. You'd better hurry. The border is
          60 miles south of here. You ought to be able to run that far."

Snake: "Why'd you defect?"

The Boss: I didn't. I'm loyal...to the 'end.' To my purpose. What about you,
          Jack? What's it going to be? Loyalty to your country, or loyalty to
me? Your country, or your old mentor? Your mission, or your beliefs?
          duty to your unit? Or your personal feelings? You don't know the
          truth yet. But sooner or later, you'll have to choose. I don't expect
          you to forgive me. But you can't defeat me, either. You know me too
well. Just look at that bandanna. If you can't put the past behind
          you won't survive long. If we meet again, I'll kill you."

[Her horse stomps on Snake's hand.]

The Boss: "Now, go home!"

[She rides off. Snake gets on his his communicator.]

Snake: "This is Snake. Major Zero?"

Major Zero: "I read you, Snake."

Snake: "I was ambushed by The Boss."

Major Zero: "You were what!?"

Snake: "The drone's been shot to hell. It's up in flames."

Major Zero: "That's not good. Enemy scouts are going to come looking for you."

Snake: "Yeah, I know. But what was The Boss doing here in the first place?
       There's got to be a leak somewhere."

Major Zero: "No, that's impossible. The man The Boss is working with, Volgin,
            isn't exactly on speaking terms with Khrushchev."

Snake: "I lost my gun...The Boss destroyed it..."

Major Zero: "Snake, I know how you're feeling. It's hard for me to believe,
            too - that a legendary hero like The Boss would go over to the
            Russians, that she'd double-cross us like this... But that's how
            it is, and if you don't accept it, you'll never be able to beat

Snake: "That's not the problem. In terms of sheer technique, I could never beat
       her. I know that all too well."

Major Zero: "You've got to do it, Snake. She's your enemy and your objective."

Snake: "Enemy! We were together for 10 years. And now you tell me she's my

Major Zero: "Enough. Hurry to the factory where ADAM is waiting. Scouts have
            probably already been sent out to investigate the explosion. You've
            lost your weapon, right? That means you've got no chance of winning
            in a battle situation. Whatever you do, don't let them see you."

[Snake searches Sokolov's old room and finds nothing. He heads back out and
sees a woman on a motorcycle. She shines the headlight at him.]

Woman: "Sorry I'm late."

Snake: "Cut the engine. They'll hear us."

Woman: "Are you the agent they sent?"

Snake: "Are you ADAM? I thought you were supposed to be a man."

Woman: "ADAM couldn't make it."

Snake: "All right, say the password. Who are the Patriots?"

[She doesn't reply.]

Snake: "Who are the Patriots? Answer me!"

[Just then, enemy soldiers appear from behind boxes and broken walls.]

Snake: "Trapped?"

Woman: "Get down!"

[Snake hits the deck and by the time he hits it, the soldiers have all
gotten a fatal dose of lead poisoning from the woman's pistol.]

Woman: "There... ...is your answer."

[The woman gets off her bike and walks over.]

EVA: "The name's EVA."

[The two go convene in Sokolov's room a while later.]

Snake: "This wasn't part of the plan. What happened to ADAM?"

EVA: "What's your code name?"

Snake: "It's...Snake."

EVA: "Snake, huh? Well, I'm EVA... ...are you here to tempt me?"

Snake: "What happened to ADAM?"

EVA: "Colonel Volgin is a very suspicious man. He decided ADAM wasn't
     the right person for this mission."

Snake: "And you were?"

EVA: "Yes."

Snake: "Why?"

EVA: "Because I can do things he can't."

Snake: "I heard you used to be a code breaker for the NSA."

EVA: "I was. 4 years ago I defected to the Soviet Union with ADAM."

[Snake gazes at her holster at her side.]

Snake: "Mauser Military... ...the 'Broomhandle.'"

EVA: "It packs quite a punch. Nice to have when you're on a bike."

Snake: "You held it sideways, and used the muzzle jump to create a
       horizontal sweep - that was impressive."

EVA: "Bet you've never seen that technique in the West."

Snake: "It's imitation, isn't it?"

EVA: "Yeah, it's a Chinese Type 17 pistol. Around here, even that's hard to
come by. Don't worry, though. The one I've got for you is American made."

Snake: ".45, huh. Incredible..."

EVA: "Do you like it?"

Snake: "The feeding ramp is polished to a mirror sheen... The slide's been
       reinforced. And the interlock with the frame is tightened for added
       precision. The sight system is original, too. The thumb safety is
       extended to make it easier on the finger... A long-type trigger with
       non-slip grooves... A ring hammer... The base of the trigger guard's
       been filed down for a higher grip. And not only that, nearly every
       part of this gun has been expertly crafted and customized. Where'd
       you get something like this?"

EVA: "I grabbed it from a Western munitions armory. It probably used to
     belong to one of your officers, and there are more where that came
     from. You had this with you, didn't you?"

[She holds up Snake's tranq gun.]

EVA: "Better take this, too."

[She shows him a lab coat -- part of an outfit.]

Snake: What's this?

EVA: "A disguise to make you look like a scientist."

Snake: "A disguise?"

EVA: "Yes. You're here to rescue Sokolov, right?"

Snake: "...Sokolov's still safe, then."

EVA: "Yes. He's being forced to continue his work on the Shagohod."

Snake: "Where?"

EVA: "At the lab. They've got a whole army of scientists there developing new
     weapons. Security is tight, but if you disguise yourself as a scientist,
     you might be able to sneak in."

Snake: "Can we get Sokolov out of there?"

EVA: "We'll see, won't we."

Snake: "Tell how to get to the lab."

EVA: "The safest way in is from the rear. First, you'll need to head north
     through the jungle. You'll come to a heliport used for shipping
     materials. Pass the heliport and continue north, and there will be a large
     crevice. Descend into that area and you'll reach a cave. Move through the
     cave and you will arrive at a mangrove swamp. After the swamp, there'll be
     a warehouse. Make your way through the warehouse and you'll come out just
     south of the lab."

Snake: "Got it."

EVA: "And just what are you doing there?"

Snake: "In close range combat, a knife can sometimes be more useful than a gun.
       By doing this, I'll be able to hold a knife at the same time and still
       keep the gun steady. That way, I can instantly switch between a gun
       battle and a knife fight. Right. Let's get going."

EVA: "Wait a minute!"

Snake: "What now?"

EVA: "You must be tired. Why don't you take a little rest?"

Snake: "I'll be fine."

EVA: "You'll never make it in your condition. It's a jungle out there. There's
     still an hour before dawn. It's dangerous to be out in the jungle at night
     without a guide."

Snake: "What about you?"

EVA: "I have to get back. I can't be gone for too long. They'll start to
     suspect something. Don't worry, I'll keep you updated over the radio."

Snake: "That's it?"

EVA: "My orders are to provide you with information. Nothing more. You look
     disappointed. All right then. I'll do something special for you. I'll
     stand watch until dawn. Now be a good boy and lie down."

[Snake harrumphs and turns away.]

EVA: "What's the matter?"

Snake: "I don't know you well enough to trust you."

EVA: "How well do you have to know me to trust me?"

Snake: "I don't know if I can trust anybody."

EVA: "Gonna get that?"

[Snake notices his communicator is beeping. It's Para-Medic.]

Para-Medic: "She's right, Snake. You should get some sleep. Although, in your
            condition you really ought to be back in the ICU... Whenever you
            save the game and quit, you'll go to sleep. Sleeping allows you to
            gain back stamina naturally. Depending on how long you sleep, you
            may also recover naturally from sickness and injury. When you're
            tired or hurt, the best thing to do is just get some sleep. So do
            yourself a favor and take a nap. Doctor's orders. OK?"

Snake: "Yeah, OK..."

[Snake gets some shuteye; outside, the player A noise can be heard outside.]

Snake: "!"

EVA: "What's the matter?"

Snake: "We're surrounded. I see...4 of them..."

EVA: "We've got company! It's the Ocelot unit! Let's get out of here! Hurry!
     Don't forget your gear! Here, give me a hand."

[Underneath the bed is a trapdoor.]

EVA: "We can use this to get to the basement."

[EVA looks out from under the building and sees the soldiers. Ocelot is
with them.]

EVA: "Dammit! Ocelot! I'll get past them on my bike. I'll call you later!"

Snake: "Okay, I'll keep them busy."

[She pecks him on the cheek.]

Snake: "!"

EVA: "Don't go dying on me now."

[Snake dispatches the seven Ocelot soldiers and finds Major Ocelot holding
EVA captive. She has on a helmet and a mask, so he can't see her face.]

Ocelot: "I've been waiting for this moment... That's it! That's the stance!"

[EVA tries to bolt.]

Ocelot: "I don't think so!"

[Ocelot feels her up.]

Ocelot: "Wha...? A female spy? This bitch is wearing perfume."

[Snake nears.]

Ocelot: "Stay where you are! I've had enough of your judo!"

Snake: "I see you've got yourself a single action army."

Ocelot: "That's right. There'll be no accidents this time."

Snake: "You call that an accident? Well... It wouldn't have happened if you
       hadn't been showing off.

Ocelot: "What did you say!?"

Snake: "It's a nice gun, I'll give you that. But the engraving gives you no
       tactical advantage whatsoever. Unless you were planning to auction it
       off as a collector's item. And you're forgetting one more very basic

Ocelot: "?"

Snake: "You don't have what it takes to kill me."

Ocelot: "We'll see!!"

[Ocelot pulls the trigger but his six rounds are spent. EVA breaks free
and kicks Ocelot off the platform they stand on; she jumps onto her bike.
Ocelot runs to stop EVA, but she turns him into a speed bump and uppercuts
him with her back wheel, landing in a perfect backflip.]

Snake: "6 shots."

Ocelot: "?"

Snake: "That thing only carries 6 shots. The Makarov carries 8. You have to
       get a feel for how many you have left. This is a high class-weapon.
       It's not meant for shooting people."

Ocelot: "Damn! This isn't over yet!"

[EVA raises her gun as Ocelot flees, but Snake pushes it down.]

Snake: "Don't!"

EVA: "Why?"

Snake: "He's still young."

EVA: "You'll regret stopping me. Dammit! I've got to get back before he does."

[Using the stairwell, EVA careens off into the air and lands on a roof. She
goes over the other side and opens a locked gate, speeding off. Later on,
Snake gets a call from EVA in Chyornyj Prud.]

EVA: "Snake, are you there?"

Snake: "EVA?"

EVA: "Did you miss me?"

Snake: "Did you make it without trouble?"

EVA: "No one saw me."

Snake: "So you're back with Volgin?"

EVA: "In a matter of speaking..."

Snake: "What about The Boss?"

EVA: "Yeah, she's here too."

Snake: "Better be careful."

EVA: "Thanks, I will. The Boss and I get along pretty well through. I guess we
     traitors have a lot in common."

Snake: "Why would anyone want to defect? Betraying your country like that...
       I...I just don't get it."

EVA: "Are you talking about The Boss?"

Snake: "Why'd you do it? Weren't you born and raised in America?"

EVA: "Yes. In a small rural town. I never even knew there were other countries,
     other cultures, other ways of thinking. Until I went to work for the
     NSA... Then, one day, I'd found I'd lost faith in the things I'd been
     taking for granted."

Snake: "What did you see? What was it that made you want to change sides?"

EVA: "You wouldn't believe me even if I told you."

Snake: "Try me."

EVA: "I saw the universe."

Snake: "The universe?"

EVA: "Not the actual universe. The universe as the intelligence community sees
     it. I realized that the gravity of this universe was holding me back.
     That's all... People and countries are both changed by their environment.
     And by the times."

Snake: "That sounds like what The Boss was saying."

EVA: "There's a world of difference between this country and America. But it's
     only a difference of position. A difference of perspective. Coming here
     made me realize something. Half of what I'd been told was a complete and
     utter lie...the other half was a conveniently constructed lie."

Snake: "Where's the truth, then?"

EVA: "It's hidden in the lies."

Snake: "Are you lying, too?"

EVA: "Who knows? I've been trained to make even the most severe falsehood
     sound like the honest truth. Weren't you?"

Snake: "No, I...believe because I haev to. Even if it is a lie... ...that's
       part of my mission."

EVA: "I'll have to remember that. If you need me, give me a call on the radio.
     My frequency is 142.52. See ya."

[Snake heads past a Soviet encampment and comes to the crevice that the region
is named after. Ocelot appears from behind a tree.]

Ocelot: "Ah, you're here at last. Looks like The Boss' info was right. Twice
        now you've made me taste bitter defeat."

[Ocelot gives his feral call again and his soldiers appear.]

Ocelot: "I hate to disappoint the Cobras, but you're mine now. All of you,
        leave us! It's just you and me. No one to get in our way. Ocelots are
        proud creatures. They prefer to hunt alone. 12 shots... This time, I've
        got 12 shots. Okay... Draw!"

[Bees and hornets start to pour into the site.]

Ocelot: "Damn it! He found us!!"

[Ocelot twirls his guns to kill the swarms, but his men face a swollen death.
It's quite gruesome.]

Ocelot: "You were lucky. We'll meet again!"

[Snake dives into the crevice to avoid getting bee-bitten to death. He wakes
up in the Chyornaya Peschera Cave Branch and eventually finds the bee-man
himself, The Pain, in a lagoon.]

Snake: "!"

The Pain: "I've caught you at last. We are the sons of The Boss. ...I am The
          Pain... I will guide you to a world of anguish beyond your
          imagination... Let's get started!"

[Snake makes The Pain feel the pain.]

The Pain: "The pain... ...the pain... ...the pain!"

[The Pain falls backwards and explodes, his last words ringing throughout the
lagoon area. Snake makes his way to the warehouse front and sees Sokolov with
a guard.]

Sokolov: "Get your hands off me! I'm not going anywhere!"

[Volgin and the woman from the helicopter appear.]

Volgin: "Really now. How many times must I tell you?"

[He shocks the woman and she falls down the stairs.]

Sokolov: "Tanya!"

Volgin: "Each time you resist, your lover will suffer the consequences.
        Is that clear?"

Sokolov: "Volgin...!! Damn you!"

[Ocelot shows up and goes to Sokolov.]

Ocelot: "Hold it right there, traitor. Let's find out just how lucky you

[Ocelot takes out a bullet.]

Ocelot: "Watch closely!"

[He takes out three revolvers.]

Ocelot: "One of these three guns has a single bullet in it. I'm going to
        pull the trigger six times in a row. Are you ready?"

[Ocelot tosses the guns up into the air and juggles them, pulling the
trigger five times with nothing fired.]

Ocelot: "Looks like your luck hasn't run out yet..."

[Ocelot pulls the trigger again and The Boss knocks his revolver
to the side. The bullet meant for Sokolov hits the water.]

The Boss: "There's no such thing as luck on the battlefield. You'd better
          stay in line from now on. The Cobras will take care of him."

[She gives him back his gun, in pieces. Ocelot leaves nonplussed at
The Boss' skill.]

Volgin: "Has the CIA dog been disposed of yet?"

The Boss: "...The Pain is dead."

Volgin: What!? He may be a child, but he's definitely one of yours! I fear
        Khrushchev may have a hand in this. We have no time to lose. You must
        eliminate him before the final test."

The Boss: "Don't worry. They'll be able to handle it."

[The old man who was shown in the helicopter during Virtuous Mission comes out
in a wheelchair. The odd man from before is there, too.]

The Boss: "I'm leaving him to you, The Fear."

[The odd man -- The Fear -- runs across the water and disappears from sight.]

Volgin: "The old man is always sleeping. Is he all right?"

The Boss: "The End is saving what life he has left in him for battle. Normally,
          he's dead. But he'll wake up when the time is right. And when he
          does...it will The End for the boy.

[Volgin walks to Tanya.]

Volgin: "Sokolov isn't worth your love. You can entertain me until the rain
        stops. Kuwabara...Kuwabara..."

[Volgin and Tanya leave. The Boss stands in the rain, alone.]

Boss: "The Sorrow? Is that you?"

[The Boss leaves. Snake makes his way through the warehouse and Graniny Gorki
South, then infiltrates the compound nearby as a scientist. He heads to the
lower level and finds the head of the department, sitting half-drunkedly in
his chair. He still has his flask in hand.]

Man: "If you're looking for Sokolov, he's not here anymore."

Snake: "!"

Man: "Put that thing away. You'll spoil my drink. So, you're the intruder
     everyone's talking about. Typical capitalist dog - no manners."

Snake: "And who are you?"

Granin: "You mean you've never heard of me? And you call yourself an agent.
        Very well, then. I am Aleksandr Leonovitch Granin. A man of some
        importance, if I do say so myself. I am the foremost weapons scientist
        in the Soviet Union, and the head of the glorious Granin Design Bureau.
        This is the Order of Lenin. It is an honor of the greatest magnitude
        given along with the title of 'hero of socialism' to only the finest
        workers. It was awarded to me in recognition of my brilliant
        contributions to society. Since the Great Patriotic War, I have created
        countless weapons in the service of our great communist society. It was
        thanks to me that we were able to stamp out the Nazi scum. It was I who
        created the basic design for the mobile ballistic system you know and
        fear as SS-1C."

Snake: "You're crocked, aren't you?"

Granin: "I am merely drowning my sorrow. Because of him, I've got nothing to do
        but sit here and drink this crap."

Snake: "Him?"

Granin: "Sokolov! It's him you're looking for, isn't it? Because of him, I have
        been stripped of my authority. My research has come to nothing. Look!
        It is a revolutionary mobile nuclear missile system...a bipedal tank...

[Granin shows Snake some blueprints.]

Snake: "A bipedal tank?"

Granin: "Yes, a walking tank - a robot! Are you familiar with the theory of the
        missing link between apes and humans? Well, this technology will be the
        missing link between infantry and artillery. A kind of metal gear, if
        you well. And this magnificent metal gear will make a revolutionary
        step forward in weapons development."

Snake: "Metal Gear..."

Granin: "But I won't be used so easily. No, no crying myself to sleep. For you
        see, I'm going to send these documents to my friend in the United

Snake: "What!?"

Granin: "These bastards will live to regret this. And when they themselves
        become the targets of my creation, they will know my true greatness!
        Yes! Sokolov's pathetic Shagohod pales in comparison to my work! What
        are you going to do with a rocket engine on a tank?"

Snake: "About Sokolov..."

Granin: "A tank does not need a rocket! It needs something else. Look at

[He points downward..]

Snake: "Nice shoes."

Granin: "No. Legs!! Legs that allow it to go anywhere!! Just as when humans
        learned to walk upright! THAT is the real evolution in weaponry! Don't
        you agree!? But...the fools in charge choose Sokolov."

Snake: "And where is Sokolov?"

Granin: "My project has been terminated. The Philosopher's Legacy has been
        handed over to him."

Snake: "What the hell are you talking about?"

Granin: "The Philosopher's Legacy. Haven't you heard of the Philosophers? The
        colonel has inherited their immense legacy. Volgin's father was in
        charge of the Philosopher's money laundering activities. In the
        confusion of the war, he somehow ended up with their treasure. And
        Volgin inherited that treasure illegally. We never need to worry about
        the military budget. The development costs at our facility are all paid
        out of the colonel's deep pockets. The weapons born here will be the
        genes for creating an entirely new form of warfare! The funding for my
        research came out of that legacy... ...CAME out of it. Now, my money,
        my men - all have been diverted to the Shagohod project. Tomorrow, they
        will be conducting the final test. While Sokolov is making the final
        preparations in the weapons factory, at Volgin's main base, the great
        fortress of Groznyj Grad, here I am playing host to an enemy spy and
        drinking myself into a stupor."

Snake: "That's where they moved Sokolov?"

Granin: "Yes."

Snake: "And the Shagohod is there, too?"

Granin: Of course. Hey! ...You're not thinking of going to Groznyj Grad? Are
        you mad? It's an impenetrable fortress!"

Snake: "I'm sure it is."

Granin: "You'll be killed!"

Snake: "I'll take my chances."

Granin: "Wait!"

Snake: "What?"

Granin: "Listen to me, you fool! I want to help you!"

Snake: "Help me?"

Granin: "To thank you for your compliment."

Snake: "What compliment?"

Granin: "My shoes. Tatyana gave them to me. I wanted to thank you for
        complimenting me on them. I'll tell you how to get into the fortress.
        ...In return, I ask only that you get that idiot out of there and
        destroy the Shagohod. There is an underground tunnel that runs around
        the perimeter of the fortress. You should be able to use it to sneak
        into the base. Head for the mountains. The entrance to the tunnel is
        located there. Take this."

[He hands a keycard to Snake.]

Granin: "You passed through a warehouse on your way here, didn't you?"

Snake: "Yeah."

Granin: "There should have been a locked door inside of it. Do you remember

Snake: "..."

Granin: "This key... ...will open that door. Beyond that door lies a vast
        jungle. You can climb up into the mountains from the far end of the
        jungle. Go back to the warehouse. Use the key to open the locked door
        and head for the mountains. Got it?"

Snake: "Why are you helping me?"

Granin: "Unlike Sokolov, the thought of defecting has never once crossed my
        mind. I love... ...my country. I love this land. I cannot even imagine
        living anywhere else. I wish to remain a hero... ...of the great
        motherland. I cannot bear the thought of being hounded into a corner
        and left to waste away... It is already dawn. You must hurry. I will
        remain here and nurse my troubles for a little longer. To capitalism!"

[Snake leaves Granin's office and removes himself from the compound's location.
On his way back, he has to go through Graniny Gorki South. A strange sensation
is in the area, and Snake realizes too soon that an enemy is among him -- a
crossbow bolt hits him in the leg. He hides behind a tree as more come his way,
and finally he looks to the treetops. Someone is breathing as he jumps unseen
through the treetops, finally revealing himself to Snake. It's the odd man from

The Fear: "I am The Fear... That bolt is coated with the venom of the Brazilian
          Wandering Spider. Soon a most exquisite pain will engulf your entire
          body. Your limbs will be paralyzed, your lungs cease to draw breath,
          eventually your heart will stop beating. Ah, but what fun would that
          be? Not a fitting death at all. The Boss' apprentice... I will give
          you fear such as you've never experienced before. Come into my web...
          It is time... ...for you to feel the fear!"

[Snake defeats The Fear in battle. The Cobra makes a web, suspending in the
air between the trees.]

The Fear: "the fear! The fear!! I see it!! The fear!"

[The Fear explodes, sending hundreds of bolts all through the forest. Snake
hides behind a tree and evades getting skewered more than necessary. Through
the warehouse's locked door, Snake comes to a forest path. EVA gets in contact
with him almost immediately.]

EVA: "Snake, are you there?"

Snake: "EVA? Where are you?"

EVA: "In the fortress - in Groznyj Grad. Dr. Sokolov is here, too."

Snake: "Is he all right?"

EVA: "He's fine. Right now he's busy putting the finishing touches on the

Snake: "Good. That means they haven't killed him..."

EVA: "Not yet, anyway. But you better hurry. They've already finished the
     Phase 2 tests. Once the final preparations are complete, they'll have no
     more use for him. The colonel won't have any qualms about killing him if
     he thinks the CIA is closing in."

Snake: "EVA, you can't let Sokolov out of your sight."

EVA: "I know. Snake, do you know where Groznyj Grad is?"

Snake: "Granin told me that I should be able to get there from the mountains
       to the north through an underground tunnel..."

EVA: "Granin told you?"

Snake: "Yeah. He even gave me the key to the warehouse."

EVA: "Why?"

Snake: "Because he was drunk, I guess."

EVA: "You've got to be kidding me."

Snake: "Hell if I know."

EVA: "Snake, there's one problem with that route."

Snake: "What problem?"

EVA: "The mountain entrance to the underground tunnel that leads to the
     fortress is sealed. You need a key to get in."

Snake: "A key...what about the key Granin gave me?"

EVA: "That key won't work. But don't worry. I'll figure something out. I have
     an idea. There are some ruins at the top of the mountains. Meet me there."

Snake: "The top of the mountains. Got it."

EVA: "Wait. There's something else I've got to tell you."

Snake: "What's that?"

EVA: "I heard that one of the Cobras is waiting for you in the jungle at the
     foot of the mountains. He's a legendary sniper call The End."

Snake: "Yeah, I've seen him before. That ridiculously old guy, right?"

EVA: "Don't underestimate him. He's known as the father of modern sniping."

Snake: "Is he alone? No spotter?"

EVA: "None. He's all by himself. Apparently he doesn't need a spotter."

Snake: "You can't be serious."

EVA: "The entire forest is on his side."

Snake: "The forest..."

EVA: "Stay alert."

Snake: "Yeah. I'd hate to have it be the end for me."

[If The End was killed at the warehouse, EVA will say instead of "I heard that
one of the Cobras...":]
EVA: "I heard that the Ocelots have set up an ambush for you in the jungle at
     the foot of the mountains. Apparently, they've even got snipers positioned

Snake: "An ambush..."

EVA: "Watch yourself."

[As Snake walks into the massive, three-part Sokrovenno region, the player
can see an old man lying on his stomach on a bluff hundreds of yards away.
He wakes up and takes the sniper rifle in hand. He's mostly talking to himself
as he awakens. Nothing happens if The End is already dead -- the Ocelots will
be waiting for Snake.]

The End: "I beg of you, grant me the strength to take this final prey. Let me
         linger in this world just a little longer. I have already slept enough
         for one lifetime... ...enough for an eternity. You have my thanks. I
         have to thank you.... ...for waking me. If you hadn't shown up, my
         sleep... ...would have been eternal. Do you hear me, snake? I am The
         End! I am here to send you to your lutlmate fate! You'll make a fine
         quarry for my final hunt!"

[Snake gets on CODEC with EVA.]

Snake: "EVA, I found that sniper you were talking about."

EVA: "That's The End. He's a legend, known as the 'Father of Sniping'."

Snake: "I've got experience sniping in urban and marine environments..."

EVA: "What about the forest?"

Snake: "Never."

EVA: "I see...well, that forest is divided into three areas: a river, a
     plateau, and a clearing... He should be lying in wait for you in one of
     those places."

Snake: "Sounds like this may take awhile."

EVA: "It'll be a test of endurance. Be careful, though. From what I've heard,
     The End has an almost supernatural knack for camouflaging himself."

Snake: "So whoever moves first, loses... This guy's over a hundred years old,
       though, so I should have the advantage in terms of stamina."

EVA: "I wouldn't be so sure if I were you."

Snake: "Why's that?"

EVA: "I've heard that his body is photosynthetic, like a plant."

Snake: "What is he, some kind of monster?"

EVA: "On top of that, he can speak to the forest too."

Snake: "So in other words, he knows it inside and out."

EVA: "Uh huh. But he doesn't know you. I'm sure you can beat him."

Snake: "Don't worry. I intend to..."

[If Snake kills the parrot he finds:]

The End: "!! My parrot! She's dead! What have you done!? You've gone too far
         this time! I'll get you for this!"

[Snake defeats The End, who stumbles and falls on his back. He looks at the

The End: "Spirits of the forest...I thank you. The Boss...would be proud of
         you... The time has come...for a younger generation to rise...  I've
         been wandering for more than a century, and now my journey comes to a
         close. What a splendidd way...to end it all... I have no regrets. I
         can return to the forest at last..."

[The End explodes and when Snake looks at where he was, the leaves of his camo
blow away in the wind. Snake climbs the mountain and finds the ruins at the
summit. EVA is there.]

EVA: "Well, that was quick."

Snake: "You look like you could use some rest."

EVA: "I'll be fine. It's just that playing these two roles hasn't left me much
     time to sleep."

Snake: "Where'd you get those cuts?"

EVA: "The colonel..."

Snake: "He found out!?"

EVA: "If he knew, I'd be dead already. No, this is his 'hobby.' He's a sadist.
     He gets pleasure out of making people suffer. He's scum... Does it look
     that strange to you?"

Snake: "No. I'm the same way...scars all over."

EVA: "Can I see?"

Snake: "No."

[He sees a scar on her midriff.]

Snake: "Where'd you get this one?"

EVA: "I got it after defecting to the Soviet Union."

Snake: "I don't think so. It's older than that. Code breaking is a desk job.
       Where'd you get this kind of scar?"

EVA: "You really want to know?"

Snake: "..."

EVA: "Well, too bad."

Snake: "..."

EVA: "A girl's got to have some secrets, you know. But enough about that.
     You've got to get going. The Phase 2 trial of the Shagohod is about to
     start. And it looks like someone might be coming to spoil the party."

Snake: "Khrushchev?"

EVA: "His forces are on their way here. The colonel is gathering his troops
     together to meet them. If we don't get a move on, the security will be
     even tighter than it is now... You'll need this key. It unlocks the door
     to the underground tunnel. Once you're in there, you can follow the
     tunnel to get inside Groznyj Grad. And take this, too."

[She pulls out two white packages. They're ramen noodles, of course.]

Snake: "What is it?"

EVA: "The food of the future. A well-balanced meal for the space age. It's
     good to eat some real food once in a while. I'll bet if I kissed you,
     you'd taste like a wild beast."

Snake: "Do you know where exactly in Groznyj Grad Sokolov is located?"

EVA: "He's in the heart of the fortress, the weapons lab. The weapons lab is
     divided into three wings. There's the east wing which houses the research
     facilities. Then there's the main wing where the weapons are assembled.
     That's where the Shagohod is. Finally, there's the west wing which is
     connected via a passageway to the main building. That's where Sokolov is.
     To get in, you'll have to enter the main wing from the east wing... Then,
     go through the passageway on the second floor of the main wing."

Snake: "The west wing of the weapons lab. Got it."

EVA: "There's just one problem."

Snake: "Not again..."

EVA: "The west wing is protected by the highest level of security. You need to
     be colonel class to get in."

Snake: "Colonel class?"

EVA: "Here, look at this picture. Major Ivan Raidenovitch Raikov. Pretend
     you're him."

Snake: "How do I do that?"

EVA: "Steal his clothes! You look similar from behind so they won't know the
     difference. Your face might be a problem so you'll just have to figure
     something out. He should be somewhere in the east wing."

Snake: "All right. But how am I supposed to escape once I get Sokolov out of
       there? Command said you're supposed to have something ready for me."

EVA: "And I do. There's a lake 30 miles north of here. I hid a WIG there."

Snake: "A WIG?"

EVA: "It's a state-of-art ground effect vehicle."

Snake: "A ground effect vehicle. I can't fly one of those!"

EVA: "That's okay. I happen to be an excellent pilot."

Snake: "Taking off from a lake is trickier than it looks. It's not like riding
       a motorcycle. You've got to be delicate..."

EVA: "Of course I will. You've seen how good I am with the bike, right?"

Snake: "Right... You handle the escape, then. I'll head for Groznyj Grad."

EVA: "Wait a minute. There's something I wanted to ask you."

Snake: "What?"

EVA: "What's the story between you and The Boss?"

Snake: "She was like a mother...and my master."

EVA: "And your lover?"

Snake: "...It went deeper than that."

EVA: "Deeper?"

Snake: "Half of me belongs to The Boss."

EVA: "Do you love her?"

Snake: "No, nothing like that."

EVA: "Do you hate her?"

Snake: "Does it have to be one or the other - love or hate?"

EVA: "Between a man and a woman. You bet."

Snake: "For ten years, we lived and died together. You couldn't possibly

EVA: "And you think you can kill her now? That's your mission, isn't it?
     Assassinating The Boss."

EVA: "Snake, is there anyone you like? Someone special?"

Snake: "I've never been interested in other people's lives."

EVA: "You were interested in The Boss."

Snake: "She was different."

EVA: "Really. How do you feel about me?"

Snake: "I should be asking you the same question."

EVA: "Me? I can fall in love - if it's part of the mission. Even with you..."

[She kisses him, but he gives no response.]

EVA: "Snake? What's wrong?"

[Snake and EVA run outside after hearing a strange noise. EVA jumps on her

EVA: "See you 'round, Snake. Take care of yourself."

Snake: "What about you?"

EVA: "I've got to hurry back and play my...other part."

Snake: "Are you going to be OK?"

EVA: "Not sure...they're not stupid and they know there's a spy. There's no
     way you could have gotten this far all by yourself."

[EVA rides off the cliff and lands safely on the snowy mountainside below. She
races to Groznyj Grad. Snake takes out his binoculars and sees the colonel
punching an oil drum. The oil drum starts to leak...blood, and then the player
can see the smoldering corpse of Granin inside.]

Ocelot: "Colonel, did he talk?"

Volgin: "No, he died before I could get it out of him."

Ocelot: "He wasn't the spy, then?"

[Volgin grabs Granin's shoe and fishes out a device from the heel.]

Volgin: "Look at this."

Ocelot: "A transmitter?"

Volgin: "Exactly. Planted to keep someone informed of his location."

[Volgin fries it.]

Ocelot: "But... ...does this mean Granin was the spy?"

Volgin: "Perhaps he was being used by someone else."

Ocelot: "Perhaps? This man was our comrade!"

Volgin: "Comrade or not, he is of no use to us now."

Ocelot: "I don't approve of your methods!"

Volgin: "I don't need your approval. I'm in command here."

Ocelot: "...and that nuclear shell..."

Volgin: "Still feeling sore about that, are you? What are you going to do,
        report it to the authorities? This is war, Major. A Cold War, fought
        with information and espionage. We must root out spies wherever they
        hide. It is kill or be killed. Potential threats must be weeded out.
        Your feelings are a menace to the unity of our organization. Someone is
        guiding the enemy's hand. A single man can only accomplish so much.
        Make no mistake, there is a spy among us."

Ocelot: "But casting suspicion on our own comrades..."

Volgin: "The C3 explosives have been stolen."

Ocelot: "You think it was the American?"

Volgin: "No, he could not have reached this fortress yet."

Ocelot: "Then who?"

The Boss: I'd be careful about suspecting your own men.

[The Boss arrives, and gets off her horse.]

Volgin: "Boss?"

[Tanya shows up out of nowhere, too. Ocelot looks at her.]

Ocelot: "Where have you been?"

The Boss: "The Fear and The End have fallen."

[She throws one of The Fear's crossbows at Volgin's feet.]

Volgin: "Damn it! CIA dog! That leaves only The Fury. How can the legendary
        Cobras be beaten so easily...?

Ocelot: "He's good..."

Volgin: "Fallen for him?"

The Boss: "Don't worry. I'll take care of him."

Volgin: "What is he after? It must be more than just Sokolov."

The Boss: "America is out to destroy the Shagohod and get its hands on your
          inheritance... ...the Philosopher's Legacy."

Volgin: "Impossible! The Legacy...it..."

The Boss: "And they're out to kill me as well. Colonel, tighten the security
          on this place. He's coming here -- I'm sure of it! I'm going to get
          the Davy Crockett!"

[Volgin and The Boss leave. Ocelot smells someone on Tanya.]

Ocelot: "Mm? Perfume? Hmm... Nice boots."

[If the player was paying attention, s/he'll notice that they're the same boots
EVA was wearing on the mountaintop.]

Ocelot: "Make sure you polish them up properly."

[The scene goes back to Snake, who enters the underground tunnel. Towards the
end, Snake sees a firelight flicker. He follows it around and hears someone
making footsteps. It's a guy dressed like a cosmonaut with a flamethrower. He
walks into view.]

The Fury: "I am The Fury! The flames of my rage will incinerate you! I came
          back from space. As I returned, I had one vision - the world set
          ablaze. And do you know what I saw there? Fury. A great and terrible
          fury at being alive. Now -- you're going to feel the scorching heat
          of that terrible blackness!"

[Snake smokes The Fury.]

The Fury: "Boss... ...this is the end of the Cobras... you've got to live on...
          ...you're the only one left..  I'm off.. ...to join The Sorrow...
          Behold the flames of fury! The fires of Hell wil purge me clean! I
          can see it! Mission control, do you read me? I'm coming home!! I see
          the earth..."

[The Fury's rocket pack rams him into the ceiling, and Snake barely gets out
into the tunnel before The Fury's fire consumes him. He heads up into Groznyj
Grad from the tunnel nearby. He dons a scientist disguise to sneak into the
main weapons wing, and then incapacitates Raikov to steal his uniform. He gains
access to the west wing, and sees Tatyana and Sokolov in a room together.]

Sokolov: "Here it is."

[He hands her a film tube.]

Tatyana: "You can count on me. What about the Philosopher's Legacy?"

Sokolov: "I don't know anything about that..."

[She pulls out some lipstick, which Sokolov doesn't seem to understand.]

Sokolov: "What are you...! Are you trying to kill me?"

Tatyana: "What's the matter?"

Sokolov: "I know nothing. I swear it! No one but the colonel knows of the

Tatyana: "I see..."

Sokolov: "No, don't...!"

[She puts on the lipstick and leaves the room. Snake hides behind some crates
and she doesn't notice his presence. Snake enters, unmasked.]

Sokolov: "Who's there? You're the man from the CIA... What are you doing

Snake: "I told you before, didn't I? I'm going to get you out of here."

Sokolov: "Hmph... ...a man of honor, just like your commander. But I'm afraid
         you're too late."

Snake: "Too late? Don't tell me...the Shagohod's...?"

Sokolov: "Exactly. The final preparations for Phase 2 are complete."

Snake: "...Sokolov, what exactly is Phase 2?"

Sokolov: "To put it in technical terms, it is a composite range extension
         system for medium-range ballistic missiles. The Shagohod was
         originally designed as a tank that could launch nuclear missiles from
         any type of terrain. There was just one problem we couldn't figure out
         how to solve... ICBMs we have today are simply too big for the
         Shagohod to carry. But the military would not hear of it. They
         demanded a weapon that could launch a nuclear missile directly into
         the American homeland. That is when I came up with the idea for Phase

Snake: "But there's no way you could load an ICBM onto the Shagohod. So how'd
       you do it?"

Sokolov: "By accelerating the Shagohod itself."

Snake: "Accelerating it?"

Sokolov: "In Phase 2, a rocket booster engine is attached to the frame of the
         Shagohod. The unit incorporates the same technology used in the Vostok
         rocket that sent Major Gagarin into space. Using this booster, the
         Shagohod can achieve a land speed of over 300 miles per hour."

Snake: "That monster can go more than 300 miles per hour...?"

Sokolov: "Yes. And from this state of accelerated motion, it launches a nuclear

Snake: "So the Shagohod acts like the first stage of a rocket."

Sokolov: "Yes, precisely. The range of the missile launched by the Shagohod
         thus increases from 2500 miles to 6000 miles."

Snake: "6000 miles... ...that's enough to strike anywhere in the United

Sokolov: "Not only that, with the Shagohod there is no need to construct giant
         silos like the ones used to house ICBMs. All you need is a runway
         about 3 miles in length, or its equivalent, and you can launch a
         thermonuclear strike against any location in the United States from
         anywhere in the Soviet Union. It cannot be detected by spy planes or
         satellites. It's a mobile fortress, capable of deploying in secret
         and launching its payload at any time..."

Snake: "A weapon from hell..."

Sokolov: "A completed prototype now sits in the hangar. At present, it is the
         only one of its kind. But Volgin is planning to mass-produce them
         based on that prototype."

Snake: "And deploy them all over the Soviet Union?"

Sokolov: "Yes. And that's not the end of it. He's going to ship them to Eastern
         Europe, to Asia...to all the countries of the Eastern bloc. Even
         worse, he intends to use the Shagohod as bait to foment [sic] armed
         uprisings against dictators, ethnic insurgents, and revolutionary
         groups throughout the Third World. His funds are nearly limitless. He
         could start mass production tomorrow if he wanted. The reason that
         tensions between the East and West have settled into a Cold War is
         because each side fears the other's power. 'Deterrence' - the idea of
         using threats to keep one's enemy in check - is the perfect word to
         sum up the state of affairs. But the Shagohod goes far beyond the
         level of 'threat.' It will render the concept of 'deterrence' utterly
         meaningless. If such a weapon is unleashed on the world, it will not
         be long before all nations are engulfed in conflict. The Cold War
         will end and the entire planet will be consumed by the fires of war.
         Volgin and the Shagohod will be the center of it all. So you see, it
         is already too late."

Snake: "No. It's not too late."

Sokolov: "What do you mean?"

Snake: "We've still got a chance. All we have to do is destroy the prototype
       and the whole facility before they can mass-produce it."

Sokolov: "But..."

Snake: "Just tell me what I need to do to destroy this place."

Sokolov: "...All right... The liquid fuel used in the rocket engine is stored
         in a tank. If you can blow it up somehow... Some C3 ought to be
         enough to blow the entire hangar to smithereens."

Snake: "C3? ...You mean that cutting-edge plastic explosive?"

Sokolov: "It can be molded into any shape. The bomb of the future."

Snake: "Where can I get it?"

Sokolov: "There was some in the armory here but now it's gone. It was stolen by
         a female spy who was here a minute ago."

Snake: "EVA?"

Sokolov: "No, that's not her name. Her name is Tatyana. She made her way in
         here by becoming Volgin's lover."

Snake: "I thought she was your lover."

Sokolov: "Mine? Oh, no. She is Volgin's lover. This is my lover..."

[He shows him a family photograph.]

Snake: "Who are they?"

Sokolov: "My wife and daughter. They're in America."

Snake: "Now I remember. Your family is in the custody of the CIA. How long has
       Tatyana been here?"

Sokolov: "Only a few weeks."

Snake: "A few days before the Virtuous Mission, then."

Sokolov: "She said that Khrushchev sent her."

Snake: "What did you just give her?"

Sokolov: "All of the experimental data for the Shagohod. Please, it is
         essential that you destroy the Shagohod."

Snake: "I will. But first, I've got to get you to safety."

Sokolov: "...No. I'm not going."

Snake: "My mission is to rescue you!"

Sokolov: "Leave me."

Snake: "Sokolov!"

Sokolov: "Khrushchev has abandoned me. I cannot return to my country. I would
         most certainly be sent to the gulags."

Snake: "What about the U.S.?"

Sokolov: "Yes. I once thought of that. My family is waiting for me there. But
         even if I fled to the United States... I would once again find myself
         creating weapons of mass murder. In the end, it doesn't matter where I
         go... I am still a weapons scientist. To be honest with you, I am
         tired... Every day, I help create things that should never be used -
         things that should never have existed in the first place. Every day,
         without sleep... Without a word of praise from others. And my
         creations do not even benefit mankind. They are merely the tools of
         politicians. All I wanted to do was build space rockets... But it was
         not to be. The space race between America and Russia became the prey
         the of politicians. The space race and the arms race are one and the
         same. Missiles, rockets...what's the difference? Scientists are always
         being used. Please, watch over my family."

[Volgin comes into sight. Snake puts back on the Raikov mask before Volgin can
see him without it on.]

Volgin: "Major, what are you doing here? I've been waiting for you in my room!"

[Snake reminds silent, and Volgin grabs his crotch. He knows something's off.]

Volgin: "Who are you!? Don't play dumb with me. If you think you can fool me,
        you are sorely mistaken. I know the major better than anyone else...
        I come here looking for Tatyana, and what should I find... ...but a
        greasy freebooter!"

[Volgin sticks a gun barr..el in the fake Raikov's face, but instead kneecaps
Sokolov. Snake uses his timing and disarms Volgin, throwing him to the floor.
He points the gun at Volgin. Just then, The Boss enters the room. The two
tussle, and The Boss wins yet again.

The Boss: "What is this fairy disguise? It's gonna rub off on you. And then
          you'll lose sight of who you really are!"

[She unmasks Snake, and Volgin points the gun at him.]

The Boss: "Stay out of this!"

Volgin: "I see why they call you The Boss... What was that, some kind of judo?"

The Boss: "No, it's called CQC...a basic form of close-quarters combat. He and
          I developed it together."

Volgin: "Splendid! ...I will take it from here."

Boss: "Are you going to kill him?"

Volgin: "Of course. But first... I will make him pay for hurting Ivan!"

[The Boss leaves, and Volgin beats the crap out of Snake, sending him into
never neverland. He awakens in a room somewhere, and can hear Sokolov near
him, getting the beating of his life. He's wearing a black hood and can't
see anything, though."

Volgin: "Tell me!!"

Tatyana: "Stop it!"

Volgin: "Who have you been talking to!?"

Tatyana: "He doesn't know what you're talking about!"

Volgin: "You'd better start talking!!"

Tatyana: "Please, stop this!"

Volgin: "Who is Khrushchev's lapdog!?"

Tatyana: "How can you do this to him?"

Volgin: "I know you gave the data to someone!!"

Tatyana: "He'd never do a thing like! You monster..."

[The sound of a body hitting the floor comes to Snake's ears.]

Volgin: "...I guess he's dead. Now then... I hope you'll prove more
        entertaining then he was. But first, let's take a look at your body,
        shall we? You're a tough one my friend, a lesser man would be dead
        by now."

[He starts walloping Snake.]

Volgin: "Well, then, let's get started... What is your target? Is it the
        Shagohod!? Or Sokolov!? Or maybe it's the Legacy!? Answer me! Who is
        helping you? Who let you in here!? You're a tough one. But even you
        must have your limits. And I am a patient man."

[Volgin douses Snake in water and starts to crackle with electricity. Ol'
Ocelot is nearby, observing the events.]

Volgin: "This is where the fun really begins! My body carries an electric
        charge of 10 million volts. Let's see how you like this!"

[He starts the 'shock treatment.']

Volgin: "Now, answer me! How much does the CIA know? They're after my Legacy,
        aren't they!? Your real target is the Philosopher's Legacy, isn't it!?
        Yes, yes! Let yourself go! That is what I want to see!"

[Tanya and The Boss come into the room.]

The Boss: "It's no use. He's not going to talk. He's been trained not to break.
          Trained by me."

Volgin: "Admit it! You're after the location of the Legacy! The secret fund
        established by the three Great Powers during the two World Wars! That's
        what you're looking for isn't it!? One hundred billion dollars. Divided
        up and hidden all over the world! And you're looking for a record of
        where all that money is hidden, right!? No matter. The Philosopher's
        Legacy is safely in my possession, in the underground vault of Groznyj
        Grad. You will never lay a finger on it!"

[An object drops to the floor as he continues punching.]

Volgin: "What's this? A transmitter... Who is responsible for this?"

The Boss: "I am... I planted it on him to keep track of his movements."

Volgin: "Why?"

The Boss: "So the Cobras could ambush him."

Volgin: "If they knew where he was going to be they wouldn't have gotten
        themselves slaughtered. It pains me to do this, Boss, but under the
        circumstances... I'm afraid I must ask you to show me some proof.
        that you and he were not in collusion."

The Boss: "You don't trust me, is that it?"

Volgin: "Not that... But he is your apprentice."

The Boss: "What do you want me to do?"

Volgin: "Let's see... ...cut out his eyes! I don't like those blue eyes of his.
        There is nothing more important to a soldier than his eyes. You made
        him a soldier...and now you will unmake him. Yes...it will make for a
        touching display. He's all yours. Do it! Ruin him, just as he did the

[She takes the black hood off and holds a knife to his eye. Tanya intervenes
before Snake loses an eye.]

Tatyana: "Stop!"

Volgin: "What is it, Tanya?"

Tatyana: "He's suffered enough!"

Ocelot: "Well, well... Why are you protecting him?"

[His nose smells something again, making this three times.]

Ocelot: "That smell... Tatyana! You're the spy!"

Tatyana: "What are you talking about?"

Ocelot: "I know that smell..."

Tatyana: "Stop it!"

[She slaps him as he fondles her.]

Volgin: "Taken a fancy to her, eh, Ocelot?"

Ocelot: No, I have no interest in this woman. I want to test her. I'll let
        this be the judge."

[He loads a revolver with a single bullet.]

Volgin: "Do as you like."

Ocelot: "Here we go!"

[Ocelot starts the juggling act, just like the one he pulled on Sokolov back
at the warehouse. He starts pulling the triggers of his three guns at Tanya,
but nothing happens. When Snake sees the gun with the bullet come up, he
swings into Ocelot. The bullet fires and misses Tanya, but careens past Snake,
damaging his eye (whether or not he is shot in the eye is debatable). The Boss
slaps Ocelot for his idiocy.]

The Boss: "There. Satisfied now?"

Volgin: "Well, that was refreshing. Come...we're going to my room."

[Volgin leaves. Ocelot, who had caught the transmitter when Volgin tossed it
aside, sticks it in Ocelot's back via an open wound.]

Ocelot: "So you survived the colonel's torture, eh? Watching this has made me
        realize something... ...it's really not that bad. It's the ultimate
        form of expression. You got lucky this time, Tatyana."

[Ocelot leaves. The Boss picks one of Ocelot's guns he left there, loads it
with a bullet, and shoots Snake in the leg. She then tucks the revolver into
the back of his waistband.]

The Boss: "Run!"

[She leaves also. Tatyana goes over, revealing herself as EVA.]

EVA: "I've prepared an escape route for us. Go out and head west. Pass
     underneath the connect passageway and go north. You'll find an open
     manhole there."

Snake: "You're..."

EVA: "Quiet. Go through the manhole down into the sewers. The door at the
     north end of the sewers is unlocked - you can use it to get outside the
     fortress. I've got your equipment. We'll meet up later.

Snake: "EVA..."

EVA: "But I can't get too close to your cell. You'll have to figure a way out
     of there yourself... I'll be in touch."

[She leaves and Snake is taken back to the jail cell. There are a variety of
ways he can get out (puking, using the 144.75 open code, tricking Johnny into
giving him Cigar Spray, fake death pill, etc.), but whatever way, he gets out.
An immediate call from the major gets sent.]

Major Zero: "Did you manage to escape?"

Snake: "Yeah, I'm out."

Major Zero: "Be careful. In your present state, you're practically naked. You
            don't have a single decent weapon, and you'll never survive in a
            battle. Take some time and pull yourself together. EVA says she's
            recovered your equipment, so rendezvous with her as soon as
            possible to get your gear back. Use the escape route EVA set up for
            you. Go down into the sewers through the manhole in the northwest
            section of Groznyj Grad. Start out by exiting the holding cells and
            heading northwest."

[Snake heads to the sewers and makes it in one piece. EVA gives him a ring.]

EVA: "Snake? You're already in the sewers...?"

Snake: "EVA? Yeah, I just got down here. ... I'm coming to meet you now. The
       door at the north end is open, right?"

EVA: "Uh, Snake..."

Snake: "Let me guess - there's a problem."

EVA: "Yeah."

Snake: "What is it this time?"

EVA: "The colonel found out you escaped."

Snake: "He did, huh. Figured as much."

EVA: "Yeah, and now all of Groznyj Grad is on red alert."

Snake: "Just my luck. But once I'm out of the fortress..."

EVA: "You can't get out."

Snake: "I can't?"

EVA: "When the fortress went on red alert, they sealed off the sewers."

Snake: "You've got to be kidding me."

EVA: "I'm serious. And that means the escape route I laid out..."

Snake: "...is sealed off too."

EVA: "Right. And they just sent a unit out looking for you."

Snake: "Down here?"

EVA: "Uh huh. They'll be there any minute now. You've got to get out quick!"

Snake: "But isn't the exit sealed off?"

EVA: "You should be able to get out by heading straight north. Book it Snake!
     If they find you, you're dead!"

[Snake hustles to the edge of the sewers and sees the light of day. Chased by
dogs, he finds that the light of day is actually hundreds of feet of open air,
'cause he's standing on the edge of a sewer spout high above a cliff. Soldiers
and Ocelot appear.]

Ocelot: "I've been waiting for this! Nobody intefere! This is where it ends..."

[He pulls the trigger of his gun, but the bullet isn't in the chamber. Snake
takes the time to dive off into the water below.]

Ocelot: "!? Snake!"

[Ocelot tries to aim for him as the current brings him away, but can't.]

Ocelot: "Don't die on me yet..."

[Snake wakes up (?) in a river, not unlike that of the Ponizovje aqueduct. The
trees are on fire, but a rain snuffs it out. Then, a man sinks up (!) through
the water, his back turned to Snake.]

Snake: "Are you one of the Cobras?"

The Sorrow: "Sad... so sad... A host of sorrows... And you are one of them...
            I am The Sorrow. Like you, I, too, am filled withs sadness. This
            world is one of sandess... Battle brings death. Death brings
            sorrow. The living... ...may not hear them. Their voices... ...may
            fall upon deaf ears. But make no mistake... ...the dead... ...are
            not silent. Now you will know the sorow of those whose lives you
            have ended."

[Snake's unconscious body floats in the river. He can hear the voices of The
Boss and The Sorrow, in a conversation that took place at one time.]

The Sorrow: "Boss. you have to shoot me!"

The Boss: "I can't!"

The Sorrow: "Shoot me!! You want to finish this mission, don't you? Then...
            ...you'll have to shoot me. The spirit fo the warrior.. ...will
            always be with you. Don't be sad... ...we'll meet again someday."

[Snake wakes up underwater and scrambles to the surface for air. He finds a
forested area and pulls himself up onto land, then contacts the major.]

Major Zero: "Snake, are you all right? That was a close call!"

Snake: "What the hell happened to me?"

Major Zero: "You were halfway drowned at the bottom of the river. Almost
            crossed over to the other side..."

Snake: "Other side...so that really was..."

Major Zero: "Something on your mind, Snake?"

Snake: "Major, was there a man in the Cobra unit called The Sorrow?"

Major Zero: "Yes, I've heard of him. He was an uncanny soldier who fought
            alongside The Boss."

Snake: "What kind of man was he?"

Major Zero: "The Sorrow was a man with, well...special powers. He had ESP,
            which was the subject of extensive research in the Soviet Union
            at the time. He was especially gifted as a medium."

Snake: "A medium?"

Major Zero: "Someone who can communicate with the spirit world, and evoke the
            spirits of the dead. In other words, he could talk to ghosts. They
            say he could find out what was going on in a battle by talking to
            dead soldiers."

Snake: "...What about him and The Boss...what was the story between them?"

Major Zero: "I don't know the details...why don't we ask Sigint?"

Sigint: "Yo. I finished checking up on this Sorrow guy a while ago. Thought you
        guys already knew, though."

Snake: "Knew what?"

Sigint: "That he's dead. He's been dead for two years now."

Snake: "He died two years ago...?"

Sigint: "At Tselinoyarsk...you know, those cliffs you were at. And The Boss is
        the one who did him in."

Snake: "The Boss?"

Sigint: "Yup. Two years ago, The Boss was sent by the CIA on a secret mission
        to Tselinoyarsk. That's when she met The Sorrow, who'd gone back to the
        Soviet Union after the Cobras broke up at the end of the war. Except
        this time they were enemies."

Snake: "...And then what?"

Sigint: "The Boss killed The Sorrow herself and accomplished her mission. At
        least, that's what the records say."

Snake: "...So he was never there in the first place...he just couldn't let go
       of The Boss..."

Sigint: "You OK, Snake?"

Snake: "Yeah, I'm fine. It looks like it's not time for me to die yet."

Sigint: "I sure hope not. Otherwise the whole plan is shot. We're counting on
        you, pal."

Snake: "Roger that."

[Snake gets on CODEC with EVA.]

Snake: "EVA?"

EVA: "Snake!? You didn't call...I was worried! Are you all right?"

Snake: "Yeah. I took a pretty freaky detour."

EVA: "What are you talking about?"

Snake: "Nothing, forget it. Let's just say I'm back."

EVA: "Good. But how did you escape from the sewers?"

Snake: "I jumped into the river."

EVA: "From all the way up there? You're out of control."

Snake: "Yeah. I got carried away by the current and almost drowned."

EVA: "Great! That's perfect!"

Snake: "What do you mean, that's perfect?"

EVA: "I mean if you ended up in the river, then I know a good spot nearby.
     Let's meet up there."

Snake: "Where is it?"

EVA: "Keep going upstream until you get to a waterfall."

Snake: "A waterfall, huh."

EVA: "Right. Behind the waterfall, there's a cave. We'll meet in there."

Snake: "The cave behind the waterfall upstream. Got it."

EVA: "See you there."

[Snake goes into the cave and doesn't see EVA. The sound of a motorcycle
speeds up, and she crashes into the cave.]

EVA: "Nice to meet you, Snake. I'm Tatyana... Here's your equipment."

Snake: "EVA, you could use a towel."

EVA: "So could you."

[Later on, Snake is eating BBQ'd snake. EVA sidles over.]

Snake: "Want some?"

EVA: "No thanks..."

Snake: "Don't like snakes?"

EVA: "Not for dinner."

Snake: "Didn't you have to eat them at the KGB?"

EVA: "In my training we always got the good stuff. French, Italian...
     that kind of thing..."

Snake: "A regular Mata Hari."

EVA: "The least you could do is call me Cynthia."

Snake: "Tell me something. How does it feel to spy on your own country?"

EVA: "I can't say it feels good. But it's my job."

Snake: "Can't even eat a snake during a mission, huh..."

EVA: "I wouldn't mind eating you. When this mission is over, you'll have
     to treat me to a nice dinner."

Snake: "What do you want to eat?"

EVA: "Let's see...how about sushi?"

Snake: "Sushi?"

EVA: "It's Japanese. I hear it's all the rage right now. Supposedly, it's
     made from raw fish."

Snake: "Raw fish? Just the place for my survival techniques."

[She embraces him.]

EVA: Snake? Thank you, Snake. I'll be your eyes from now on. Thank you,

[She starts to kiss him, but he pushes her away softly.]

Snake: "Don't worry about it."

EVA: "Are you all right?"

Snake: "It's not like I can't see. I've still got one good eye, and can still
       fire a gun."

EVA: "Really? Good..."

[If Snake left the transmitter in, EVA will now notice something in his back.]
EVA: "Snake, come here for a minute..."
[She inspects his back.]
EVA: "There's something in here...it's so hard."
Snake: "When did it get like that...?"
EVA: "Hold still. Let me do it."
Snake: "You know, I've been trained to do this kind of thing myself..."
EVA: "Just relax and let me handle it."
Snake: "OK..."
EVA: "I can't believe how small it is..."
Snake: "Yeah, but it gets the job done...."
EVA: "Really? Here, lift up your hips..."
Snake: "Like this?"
EVA: "Yeah. ...How's that?"
Snake: "You're pretty good at that."
EVA: "Yeah, everybody tells me that. Hold steady. I'm not done yet. There! A
Snake: "Is that how they do it in the KGB?"
EVA: "Sometimes. Would you rather I do it American style?"
Snake: "Mmm...but how did you know there was a transmitter lodged in there?
       That's some female intuition you've got."
[He throws the transmitter into the fire.]

[After awhile, Snake puts on his camo and EVA dolls herself up to play her
double role.]

Snake: "EVA, didn't you steal some explosives out of the fortress?"

[She holds up a small case, pencil-long.]

EVA: "C3, a highly potent explosive from the West. It can be molded into any
     shape, like clay. With just this much, you could blow up the Shagohod and
     the lab along with it."

Snake: "Is that right?"

EVA: "Yeah, but there's a trick to using it."

Snake: "Tell me about it."

[She splits the C3 in half, and gives a portion to Snake.]

EVA: "Well, what do you think? The Shagohod's booster unit uses liquid fuel.
The fuel tanks are in the main wing of the weapons lab, in the hangar housing
the Shagohod itself.

Snake: So I should blow up the tanks?

EVA: "That's the basic idea. It should be enough to blow up the entire hangar.
     There are four fuel tanks. In order to destroy the hangar, you'll have to
     set explosives on each of those tanks."

Snake: "All four of them?"

EVA: "It should be no sweat for you. Besides, the scientists have the day off

Snake: "So the hangar's completely deserted?"

EVA: "Not quite. They've still got guards posted there."

Snake: "Hmm... so what do I do after I set the C3?"

EVA: "The bombs run off a timer. Once the timer has been set the countdown
     will begin. When the timer reaches zero, the bombs will all go off at

Snake: "How long do I have?"
EVA: "20 minutes. Once the Phase 2 trials are finished I wouldn't be surprised
     if they kill all the scientists to prevent them from talking. So you've
     got to act fast!"

Snake: "I'll take care of it. EVA, did you get the data on the Shagohod from

EVA: "Yeah. That's the mission I was given."

Snake: "By Khrushchev?"

EVA: "Uh huh. American doesn't have any use for it does it? But I haven't
     forgotten my other mission, either. Helping you out. Follow this cave
     and go up the ladder at the end. You'll come out inside Groznyj Grad,
     just southwest of the weapons lab. Do you remember when you went to
     rescue Sokolov? Remember there was a locked door when you entered the
     main wing from the 2nd floor of the east wing?"

Snake: "Yeah."

EVA: "That's the entrance to the Shagohod's hangar. Use this key to open that

Snake: "The door right when I entered the main wing. Got it. What about you?"

EVA: "I'll get things ready for our escape. There's a rail bridge to the north.
     I'm going to set a bomb there, so I'm taking half of the C3 with me."

Snake: "Right. I'll set off the weapons lab, then. Try not to be in the
       neighborhood when it happens."

EVA: "Gotcha."

Snake: "And watch out for Ocelot. He suspects you're not who you say you are."

EVA: "Don't worry. The Colonel still trusts me... And I have my ways. There's
     not a man alive who can resist my charms... Besides you, of course."

Snake: "I'm just warning you, EVA, that's all."

EVA: "I know. OK, let's go."

[She hops on her bike.]

Snake: "You seem like you were born on one of those."

EVA: "If I didn't ride everyday, I couldn't go on living."

Snake: "?"

EVA: "When I'm riding, the wind hits me so hard that it hurts. That pain keeps
     my mind off the pain of having to be someone else. It's not easy always
     fooling myself like this. It's only when I'm on the bike... ...that I'm
     free to be the real me. I only get off my bike when I fall in love...
     ...or fall dead."

Snake: "What's your name?"

EVA: "Tatyana."

Snake: "No, your real name."

EVA: "What's wrong with Tanya?"

Snake: "OK, Tanya. Don't let anyone see you."

[A camera click is heard.]

Snake: "?"

EVA: "Oh, this? It's a button camera."

Snake: "What did you do that for?"

EVA: "Insurance. To make sure you don't double cross me."

Snake: "Hey!"

EVA: "What!?"

Snake: "You're gonna get wet again!"

[She blasts out of the cave into Tikhogornyj and leaves Snake to his work. He
enters the weapon lab (daylight now) and heads to the Shagohod hangar. As he
gets there, the major gets in touch.]

Major Zero: "Snake, I see you've managed to sneak into the hangar."

Snake: "Yeah. The Shagohod's in here."

Major Zero: "The completed Phase 2 Shagohod represents a grave threat to the
            West. We can't allow that to be mass-produced. You've got to
            destroy it."

Snake: "EVA's got the data on the Shagohod. Do you think that's safe?"

Major Zero: "I wouldn't exactly say it's safe. But Khrushchev is a shrewd
            leader. I can't imagine he'd use it for anything other than
            deterrence. Volgin, however, is a different story. He's planning
            to use the Shagohod to turn the Cold War into a blazing hot one.
            We can't let him have it."

Snake: "Agreed."

Major Zero: "That just leaves one more mission for you to carry out..."

Snake: "The Boss...?"

Major Zero: "Exactly."

Snake: "..."

Major Zero: "For now, just focus on destroying the Shagohod."

Snake: "...Yes, sir."

Major Zero: "I'll let Sigint fill you in on how to destroy it."

Sigint: "Yo. Like EVA was saying, if you're looking to blow this whole place
        sky high, the best way is to take out those liquid fuel tanks with the
        C3. You know there's 4 tanks in there, right! You have to put the C3
        on all 4 of them. To plant the C3 charge, all you gotta do is equip the
        C3 and press the Weapon button while standing in front of a tank."

Snake: "Just like TNT."

Sigint: "But, uh, make sure you don't plant it in the wrong place. You barely
        got enough C3 as it is, right?"

Snake: "Good point. I'll make sure not to plant it anywhere else."

Sigint: "Good, man. And be careful. Liquid fuel has a nasty habit of going off
        at the slightest shock. So don't go using any heavy firepower near the
        tanks unless you're aiming to get yourself barbecued."

Snake: "I'll keep that in mind..."

Sigint: "The C3 charges all have to go off at once if you want to bring down
        the hangar in one fell swoop. So if I were you, I'd wait until after
        you plant the last charge to start the timer mechanism."

Snake: "Alright. I'll make sure I Finish planting all 4 charges before I start
       the timer."

Sigint: "Once the timer's set, you've got 20 minutes until it explodes, right?
        So make sure you get your ass out of that place by then. I think that's
        about all I've got. The rest is up to you. Good luck, pal."

Major Zero: "We're counting on you, Snake."

[Snake successfully puts two C3 bundles by the fuel tanks. EVA rings him.]

EVA: "Snake?"

Snake: "EVA..."

EVA: "I've finished planting the bomb on the rail bridge. If we get rid of the
     bridge, the enemy won't be able to follow us. That should at least buy us
     some time. I've also set up the escape route. How are things going on your

Snake: "I've just finished planting the second charge. Give me a little more

EVA: "OK. I'll be waiting for you at the bridge."

[Snake plants the fourth charge.]

Snake: "Gotcha this time!"

[Snake calls the major.]

Snake: "Major, I finished planting the C3. I'm on my way out now."

Major Zero: "Hurry Snake! Is EVA taking care of the escape route?"

Snake: "Yeah."

Major Zero: "Are you sure?"

Snake: "She can handle it."

Major Zero: "All right, then. Well, hurry up and get out of there."

[Snake turns to leave the hangar.]

Volgin: "Snake!!"

[Volgin and Ocelot are now there, as is EVA, lying on the floor. Like greased
lightning, The Boss easily disarms Snake again.]

The Boss: "Why'd you come back?"

Volgin: "This woman was found snooping around my underground vault. When she
        was captured, look what we found on her. The Philosopher's Legacy. This
        microfilm contains all of the information regarding the Legacy. You
        might say that this film itself is the Philosopher's Legacy."

Ocelot: "It was the smell that gave her away. No. Not the perfume. It was
        gasoline. Motorcycle gasoline. She reeked of it."

Volgin: "To think that lovely Tatyana was a spy... We found this radio along
        with her, too. Such a fine woman, she was... It almost pains me to
        have to kill her... Yes, she was an obedient one. She was my precious
        little pet. Isn't that right!?"

[EVA murmurs something to the tune of 'bastard'.]

Volgin: "What was that? Do you have something to say to me?"

EVA: "Go to hell!!"

Volgin: "You dirty whore! I've had enough kisses from you! I should have known.
        Sokolov wasn't man enough to have a lover like that. Just like the KGB
        to send something so beautiful, yet so deadly."

Snake: "What is the Philosopher's Legacy?"

Volgin: "Very well. I'll explain it before I kill you. During the last Great
        War, the most powerful men in America, China, and the Soviet Union had
        a secret pact. The pact was a blueprint for defeating the Axis Powers
        and creating a new world order. To secure victory in the war, the three
        countries pooled their resources to conduct the most covert types of
        operations and research - the atomic bomb, rocket technology, and the
        Cobra unit... And they amassed an enormous sum of money to fund these
        projects. Enough to fight the war five times over... That wealth is the
        Philosopher's Legacy. After the war was won, the three countries were
        to divide the Philosopher's Legacy amongst themselves. This explains
        why the United States and the Soviet Union were able to steal away the
        best scientific minds in Germany as soon as the war ended. But our
        great Motherland has far surpassed its pathetic rivals. We possess
        enormous wealth, the most advanced technology, and overwhelming power.
        Assets fitting of our great country. My father was one of the men in
        charge of managing the Philosopher's Legacy. In the confusion that
        ensued after the war ended, he devised a series of ingenious plots to
        ensure that the Soviet Union would have total control over the Legacy.
        The money was divided up and laundered through banks all over the
        world - Switzerland, Australia, and Hong Kong... This microfilm
        contains a record of all those transactions. After my father's death, I
        learned of this secret and obtained the microfilm. With this money and
        the support of Brezhnev and his allies, I built this fortress of
        Groznyj Grad and Granin's research facility. But that worthless fool
        Granin failed to produce results, and I was forced to turn to
        Khrushchev's dog Sokolov and his invention - the Shagohod. My position
        in GRU made it too troublesome to attack Sokolov's facility directly.
        But the spy network established by the secret pact still existed. I
        used it to contact The Boss and suggested she defect. The Boss was
        conniving enough to see things my way. The world was once one, but the
        conflict between the Philosophers has torn it in two. We will use the
        Legacy to heal that rift and make the world whole again. To do this, we
        need strength. An unstoppable trump card with enough power to bring
        order to the world. That trump card was to be the Shagohod...and the
        Cobra unit. I have lost the Cobras, but I still have the Shagohod and
        the Legacy. There is nothing America can do to stop us! Boss, take
        this someplace safe."

[He tosses her the microfilm.]

Volgin: "Take good care of it."

[The Boss looks at Snake.]

The Boss: "He wouldn't have come waltzing back in here unless he had a reason.
          The C3's been stolen. He must be planning some sort of sabotage. I'll
          go see if there are any surprises waiting for us. I'll dispose of her
          as well."

[The Boss takes the chance to whisper to EVA:]

The Boss: "Leave everything to me."

[She turns back to Volgin.]

The Boss: "Fight like a warrior, Volgin."

Volgin: "But of course."

[The women leave. Ocelot gets his guns ready.]

Ocelot: "Let me face him. I've been waiting for this moment... ...time to get
        even! Ah ah ah... No more judo and no more field strips."

Volgin: "Enough of this! He's mine! You will stand right there and watch! Got

Ocelot: "Please, Colonel, let me...!"

Volgin: "Silence!"

[Ocelot wants the showdown bad, but Volgin uses his electricity to discharge
a bullet, which hits right by Ocelot, who then takes a hint.]

Volgin: "Sorry for the delay. Let's get started shall we? This is a once-
        in-a-lifetime battle. Let's make it a good one! It's just you and me
        now. And I'm going to enjoy this!"

Ocelot: "Snake!"

[Snake catches his knife and revolver when Ocelot throws 'em.]

Volgin: "You're mine! Son of The Boss!"

[Snake starts to beat up Volgin, who turns to Ocelot expectantly.]

Volgin: "Shoot him! Do you hear me! I said shoot him!!"

Ocelot: "Sorry Colonel. I'm afraid I can't do that."

Volgin: "What do you mean, you can't?"

Ocelot: "I made a promise to The Boss."

Volgin: "Silence! I am your commanding officer!"

[Ocelot still doesn't fire on Snake.]

Volgin: "Are you questioning my authority?"

Ocelot: "Fight like a man, Volgin."

[Volgin is surprised at Ocelot suddenly dropping his title.]

Volgin: "Volgin...?"

Loudspeaker: "Emergency! Explosives have been detected. All non-EOD personnel
             must evacuate immediately."

Volgin: "Ocelot, find those bombs!"

Loudspeaker: "Repeat. Explosives have been detected. All non-EOD personnel must
             evacuate immediately."

Volgin: "Move it!"

[Ocelot leaves.]

Volgin: "Ready for some more, snake!?"

[Snake, finally defeats Volgin, who falls headfirst onto the ground and coughs
up blood. Snake makes his getaway and

Loudspeaker: "All personnel evacuate! Repeat! All personnel evacuate!!"

[Snake runs out the back door. Ocelot sees him and smiles; he, too,
gets out of the lab.]

EVA: "Hop in!"

Snake: "Step on it!"

[Snake jumps in EVA's sidecar and they drive out of explosion range,
just in time. The weapons lab detonates and breathes fire.]

Snake: "EVA... how did you...?"

EVA: "The Boss let me go."

Snake: "The Boss...? But why?"

EVA: "I'll tell you later. Right now we've got to get to the lake and

Snake: "We can't leave yet! I've still got one last job to do..."

EVA: "The Boss is already at the lake."

Snake: "Huh?"

EVA: "She's at the lake. She's waiting for you there."

Snake: "Waiting for me?"

EVA: "I was hoping I wouldn't have to tell you... I don't want you to fight
     her. But... I... I've come to realize that there's a special relationship
     between you two. Something I can't understand... something that goes
     beyond a man and woman. I envy you. Really. I do. But... I guess I just
     can't understand it. She asked me to tell you something. I've never seen
     someone with such clear eyes. There... I said it. Ready to go?"

Snake: "Yeah."

[The roof of the weapons lab puffs out and breaks open, as the Shagohod uses
its 'legs' to climb out. Volgin's voice comes out of a speaker.]

Volgin: "Snake! It's not over yet!! There is no escape!!!"

EVA: "We failed!"

Snake: "Not good!"

EVA: "Hold on tight!"

[The Shagohod keeps time with the runaways.]

EVA: "I can't shake him!"

Snake: "The RPG can't put a dent in that armor."

EVA: "Let's head for the rail bridge!"

Snake: "The bridge? I thought you rigged it with C3."

EVA: "I did. We'll lure him onto the bridge..."

Snake: "...then blow him up along with it. Good plan."

EVA: "The bridge is on the other side of the runway. We'll have to cut through
     the middle of the base. You ready?"

Snake: "Step on it!! If he catches up to us, we're done for!"

[A shot nicks the ground in front of the motorcar -- Ocelot's doing.]

EVA: "OK, here we go!"

[Ocelot misses as they drive away, and jumps on a motorbike of his own. They
try to run each other off the road, and eventually make their way into the
smoldering ruins of the weapons lab. As Snake sees the roof collapsing, and
it about to fall on Ocelot, he fires the rocket-propelled grenade and blows
it up before it can smush him. Ocelot gives up chase after the incident, and
the party gets back on the southern runway. Enemy motorcycles give chase, and
the Shagohod breaks through a warehouse in an attempt to catch up.]

Volgin: "Damn it!!"

[It uses its treads to speed up on the runway and gains steam on the fleeing
party. The Shagohod even plows through a jet in an attempt to close the gap.
Ocelot can be seen behind the Shagohod,

Volgin: "I've got a surprise for you! Yu won't be getting away this time!"

[Volgin turns on the rocket boosters, almost frying the trailing Ocelot, who
skids to a halt and watches the rest of the crew continue down the runway.]

Ocelot: "Son of a BITCH!!!"

[Snake and EVA turn off towards the rail bridge, letting the jet-boosted
Shagohod blow by them. Volgin stops and gets in the process of turning around;
meanwhile, Snake and EVA head at the bridge.]

EVA: "Snake, we've only got one chance. We'll try to lure him over towards the
     other side. When the Shagohod is on the bridge, shoot the explosives. The
     bomb is planted on the strut of the bridge. Let's go!"

[They lure the Shagohod to the bridge and snipe the C3 charges. The bridge
snaps and tips, adn the Shagohod starts to go down with it. Ocelot just barely
stops before falling down the new inclining bridge. The Shagohod disappears--]

EVA: "We did it!"

Snake: "It's over."

[--Only to start crawling back up the bridge part that's in the water.]

EVA: "Look!"

[The Shagohod rockets off the bridge and lands in a skid on the platform where
EVA and Snake are.]

Volgin: "I'm not finished yet!!"

Snake: "EVA, you take care of the driving."

EVA: "Yeah?"

Snake: "Yeah, I trust you. On one condition, though... Leave the fighting to

EVA: "You got it. I was getting tired of running anyway."

Snake: "EVA...let's do it."

[She pecks Snake on the lips.]

EVA: "For luck!"

Snake: "Here goes!"

[Using the RPG-7, the party takes down the Shagohod.]

EVA: "Did we beat him?"

Snake: "No."

[Unfortunately, Volgin decides he wants to drive it manually, and he starts
to charge the wires using his own power. The Shagohod starts back up.]

EVA: "Get off!"

Snake: "What!?"

EVA: "I'm going to lure it back here."

Snake: "You're going to use yourself as bait? Are you insane!?"

EVA: "I'm used to this guy - I know how to handle him!"

[The Shagohod charges, and Snake jumps off just in time to get behind it.]

EVA: "Come on, you blockhead!"

[EVA draws Volgin's attention, and Snake uses the RPG-7 a few times. Volgin
collapses atop the behemoth, drained of his strength.]

Volgin: "Snake!!"

[A thunderstorm appears out of nowhere.]

Who's afraid fo a little thunder?"

[Volgin starts to charge the Shagohod again, but a huge beam of lightning
comes down and electrocutes him, setting him aflame. He falls down, dead.]

Snake: "Fried by a bolt of lightning... ...a fitting end. It's finally over..."

[EVA and Snake embrace, but only for a moment -- enemies on flying platforms
cross the gap, and somehow, people in motorcars start to approach.]

EVA: "No time for this now. The escape craft is just ahead. Let's get going."

[The party makes it to Zaozyorje West, which is a rustic trail in a thick
forest. The road is empty.]

Snake: "Looks like they finally gave up"

EVA: "Don't start celebrating yet. We're leaking fuel..."

Snake: "Damn it! The tank's shot up."

[While the two are proccupied with the tank, they don't see the log that
is on the road until it's too late.]

Snake: "Crap!"

[EVA tries to stop, she and Snake go flying, along with the bike, which
blows up out of sight. Snake hits a tree and slides down, falling onto
his back.]

Snake: "EVA!"

EVA: "I'm over here..."

[He crawls over and sees that she's been half-impaled on a branch.
It's sticking through her stomach's side.]

EVA: "Snake, how's it look?"

Snake: "...Pretty bad."

EVA: "Not a sensitive bone in your body..."

Snake: "EVA..."

EVA: "What about you, Snake?"

Snake: "I'm fine."

EVA: "That's good to hear..."

Snake: "We have to geat away from here, EVA, let's go."

EVA: "Leave me."

Snake: "EVA!"

EVA: "The Boss is waiting for you. You have to go. Give me a gun..."

Snake: "No! We're getting out of here!"

EVA: "We're still far away from the lake. I'll never make it."

Snake: "I can't believe this."

EVA: "Huh?"

Snake: "I never thought I'd see you act this weak."

EVA: "What do you mean?"

Snake: "Listen to me, EVA. We're doing this together."

EVA: "No, you..."

Snake: "EVA...I need you."

EVA: "Say that one more time."

Snake: "I need you. I can't fly the WIG by myself."

EVA: "All right, then. I guess I'd better help you out."

[She pulls herself off the branch with some difficulty.]

EVA: "You're lucky to have me."

[She faints into Snake's arms. Snake gives Para-Medic a ring.]

Para-Medic: "Snake! Can you hear me?"

Snake: "Para-Medic!? Thank God. EVA's been seriously hurt!"

Para-Medic: "So have you!"

Snake: "Luckily, I think all her organs are all intact, but..."

Para-Medic: "Calm down, Snake."

Snake: "Calm down...?"

Para-Medic: "You'll both be fine as long as you get the proper emergency
            treatment. But you're the only one who can do this. Understand? So
            you've got to calm down."

Snake: "Right. OK..."

Para-Medic: "OK. Now, let's open up the Survival Viewer and treat the injury.
            Do you have any supplies with you?"

Snake: "I'm running kind of short."

Para-Medic: "Then, by switching the Survival Viewer over to EVA you can treat
            her wounds, too. Now get to work. Oh, and Snake... I'm pretty sure
            you know this already, but if you don't have enough supplies for
            the both of you, your wounds come first."

Snake: "..."

Para-Medic: "Do you get my meaning, Snake? You've still got a mission, Snake."

Snake: "Yeah. I know what I have to do."

Para-Medic: "Snake?"

Snake: "Like this."

[Snake patches them both up.]

Snake: "Can you walk?"

EVA: "Yeah. I think so..."

[He holds out a revolver.]

Snake: "Here. It's different from the Mauser. When you're using a two-hand
       grip, you have to be careful where you put your hands or your fingers
       will get burned by the exhaust gas from the cylinder gap."

[He sticks the revolver in her Mauser's holster and they set off towards the
lake. The player can see enemies on the road, starting to do a sweep of the
area. Snake and the wounded EVA, however, evade their capture and make it to
the lake in one piece.]

EVA: "Come on, Snake! We made it..."

Snake: "We made it..."

EVA: "Over there!"

[Snake starts to look around.]

EVA: "It's The Boss, isn't it? I'll go get the WIG ready to take off."

Snake: "Right."

EVA: "I'll leave you two alone. But come back in one piece, OK? Promise me!"

[Snake walks into a field of white flowers and immediately feels a shockwave
from a Davy Crockett. The Boss appears and drops the Crockett's launcher.]

Snake: "!"

The Boss: "Life's end... Isn't it beautiful? It's almost tragic. When life
          ends, it gives off a final lingering aroma. Light is but a farewell
          gift from the darkness to those on their way to die. I've been
          waiting, Snake, for a long time. Waiting for your birth, your growth,
          and the finality of today."

Snake: "The Boss, why are you doing this?"

The Boss: "Why? To make the world one again. The world used to be whole. But
          with the end of the Second World War, the Philosophers began to fight
          amongst themselves and the world was torn apart. The Cobras, my
          comrades who trained and fought alongside me, were torn apart as
          well. The foibles of politics and the march of time can turn friends
          into enemies just as easily as the wind changes. Ridiculous, isn't
          it? Yesterday's ally becomes today's opposition. And this Cold War?
          Think back... When I was leading the Cobras, America and Russia were
          fighting together. Now consider whether America and Russia will still
          be enemies in the 21st century. Somehow, I doubt it. Enemies change
          along with the times, and the flow of the ages. And we soldiers are
          forced to play along... I didn't raise you and shape you into the man
          you are today just so we could face each other in battle. A soldier's
          skills aren't meant to be used to hurt friends. So then what is an
          enemy? Is there such thing as an absolute timeless enemy? There is no
          such thing and never has been. And the reason is that our enemies are
          human beings like us. They can only be our enemies in relative terms.
          The world must be made whole again. The Philosophers must be
          reunited. I will devote my skills to that purpose. And with the
          Colonel's money, I will achieve that end. Just as I once created the
          Cobras. They are my family. I may no longer be able to bear children,
          but I still have a family. It was November 1st, 1951. I was in the
          Nevada desert participating in atomic testing. The name 'Nevada' is
          derived from Spanish...'covered in snow'...'white as snow'. And snow
          is exactly what I saw in the that Nevada desert. It froze my blood
          white. Snake, you were an atomic test subject, weren't you? On Bikini
          Atoll. That's part of the reason I was drawn to you. You and I are
          alike. We're both slowly being eaten away by the karma of others.
          We'll never have the chance to die peacefully of old age. We have no
          tomorrow. But we can still have hope for the future. In 1960m I saw a
          vision of the ideal future...from space. Three years earlier, the
          Soviet Union had succeeded in launching Sputnik, the first manmade
          satellite in history, into orbit. This came as a huge shock to the
          United States. In response, America threw everything it had into its
          own manned spaceflight project, the Mercury program. Even as the
          Soviets seemed poised to send their first man into space, America was
          still experimenting with chimpanzees in rockets. The government
          wanted human data. So they secretly decided to send a human being
          into space. I was the one they chose. At the time they didn't have
          the technology to block out cosmic rays, and whoever they sent up
          would inevitably be exposed to heavy radiation. That's why they chose
          me. After all, I had already been irradiated once. Of course, you
          won't find any of this in the history books. I could see the planet
          as it appeared form space. That's when it finally hit me. Space
          exploration is nothing but another game in the power struggle between
          the US and USSR. Politics, economics, the arms race - they're all
          just arenas for meaningless competition. I'm sure you can see that.
          But the Earth itself has no boundaries. No East, no West, no Cold
          War. And the irony of it is, the United States and the Soviet Union
          are spending billions on their space programs and the missile race
          only to arrive at the same conclusion. In the 21st century everyone
          will be able to see that we are all just inhabitants of a little
          celestial body called Earth. A world without communism and
          capitalism... ...that is the world I wanted to see. But reality
          continued to betray me. In 1961, I was sent to Cuba...to Bahia de
          Cochinos. It was part of a CIA-sponsored invasion under the guise of
          taking Cuban exiles back to their country. But the US government
          betrayed them. Our weak-kneed President held back their air support.
          Defenseless, the exiles were annihilated by the Cuban army. All I
          could do was watch in silence. I was set up by the very country I'd
          sacrificed so much for, by the very government I'd dedicated my life
          to defending. I was driven form the surface world, and I went
          underground. Then, two years ago, I faced The Sorrow -  my old comrade
          - in battle. He was my friend. But one of us had to die. I was left
          with no choice. The Sorrow gave his life for me. There is no enmity
          between us. One must die, and one must live. That was the mission.
          The ones who gave me that mission were the Philosophers... Early in
          the twentieth century, the true holders of power in the United
          States, the Republic of China, and the newly-formed Soviet Union,
          gathered together in a secret meeting that would later be known as
          the Wiseman's Committee. The secret pact they formed there marked the
          beginning of the Philosophers. But the last of the original members
          died in the 1930's. After that, the organization began to run out of
          control and the Wiseman's Committee degenerated into a mere shell of
          its former self. The Philosophers of today have no sense of good or
          evil. Their influence extends to countries and organizations involved
          in every aspect of every war. They have become war itself. That's how
          they operate. The sacrifices of war cause a shift in the times. This
          shift leads to renewed conflict and in turn triggers the next war.
          Like a nuclear chain reaction, each conflict sparks countless others,
          forming an endless spiral of war that will continue on for eternity.
          ...Do you understand what I'm saying,...'Snake'?" By consuming me and
          you the Philosophers intend to keep their cycle going forever. It was
          my father who explained all of this to me. He was one of them. You
          see, I am the last remaining child of the Philosophers. But after he
          revealed the truth my father was killed by that same shapeless,
          formless organization. And my father isn't the only thing the
          Philosophers have taken from me. In June of 1944, the Cobras and I
          took part in the landing at Normandy. We'd been given a top secret
          mission to locate and destroy enemy V2 rocket installations. I was
          pregnant at the time. The Sorrow was the father... I gave birth on
          the field of battle. A beautiful baby boy... But my child was
          snatched away from me... ...by the Philosophers."

[The Boss opens up part of her suit and shows Snake a long, gritty scar
that starts around the neck and heads down to her navel.]

The Boss: "Look at this scar. This is proof that I was once a mother. I gave up
          my body and my child for my country. There is nothing left inside me
          now. Nothing at all. No hatred, not even regret. And yet sometimes,
          at night, I can still feel the pain creeping up inside me. Slithering
          through my body like a snake... I've never talked this much about
          myself before. Thanks...thanks for listening to me. I feel...content.

[She turns around and talks into a radio.]

The Boss: "Commence the operation."

[She puts the radio away and turns back to her guest.]
The Boss: "I raised you. I loved you. I've given you weapons, taught you
          techniques, endowed you with knowledge. There is nothing more for me
          to give you. All that's left for you to take is my life... ...by your
          own hand. One must die, and one must live. No victory, no defeat. The
          survivor will carry on the fight. It is our destiny... The one who
          survives will inherit the title of Boss. And the one who inherits the
          title of Boss will face an existence of endless battle. I'll give you
          10 minutes. In 10 minutes, MiGs will come and bomb the hell out of
          this place. If you can beat me in less than 10 minutes, you'll be
          able to escape in time. Let's make this the greatest 10 minutes of
          our lives, Jack."

[She takes out her machine gun, the same one that shot Snake's drone up so
long ago.]

Snake: "Boss!"

The Boss: You're a soldier! Finish your mission! Prove your loyalty! Face me!"

[Snake beats the Boss.]

The Boss: "Take this...keep it safe.. It's our only hope..."

Snake: "A Patriot...why are you giving me this?"

The Boss: "Jack... Or should I say... Snake... You're a wonderful man..."

Snake: "Kill me... Kill me now... Do it... Thre's only room for one Boss. And
       one Snake..."

[Snake kills The Boss with her own Patriot and the white flowerbed turns a
deep scarlet. The Boss' horse comes over and whinnies. Snake climbs into the
nearby WIG.]

EVA: "Ready to go, Snake? Are you OK? Snake?"

Snake: "Yeah..."

[The ground effect vehicle lifts off, gaining speed.]

EVA: "I told you cou could trust me."

[All of a sudden, the frame of the WIG shakes. It's Ocelot ramming into
the side of it, using a flying platform.]

Ocelot: "Snake!!"

Snake: "Ocelot!"

Ocelot: "We're not done yet!"

[Ocelot climbs aboard and tosses Snake's gunbelt out the open door.]

Snake: "Damn!"

[The WIG starts to skid on the water's surface.]

EVA: "We're too heavy!"

[Snake recalls The Boss' advice:]

The Boss: "Snake, try to remember some of the basics of CQC..."

[They fight a little longer, but Ocelot isn't down for the count.]

EVA: "Not good!"

Ocelot: "I picked up a few new moves!!"

[He takes out a revolver.]

Ocelot: "It doesn't feel right to shoot an unarmed man...but I'll get over it."

Snake: "EVA!!"

[EVA quickly tosses him a revolver from the front and Snake catches it in time,
proceeding with a massive trigger-clicking fest to get the first shot off. Each
does six clicks and both are still alive. Ocelot backs off and takes the bullet
he's been waiting to shoot the entire game off his necklace.]

Ocelot: "What do you say to one last showdown?"

Snake: "Yeah...all right."

Ocelot: "What's your name?"

Snake: "Snake."

Ocelot: "No, not that name. Your'e not a snake, and I'm not an Ocelot. We're
        men, with names... My name is Adamska. What's yours?"

Snake: "John."

Ocelot: "Very well, John.... Plain name, but I won't forget it."

[Snake gives his gun over to Ocelot and he loads a bullet into each, then does
his fancy gun-flipping skills to mix it up.]

Ocelot: "C'mon!"

[There are various ways the next scene can play out, because you get to choose
which revolver to fire. If you pick the left and do shoot at Ocelot:]

Ocelot: "It's a blank.  That was fun. Till we meet again, John!"

[If you pick the left revolver but don't fire at Ocelot:]

Ocelot: "It looks your luck has beeat mine again. But why didn't you pull
        the trigger? ...Ah, well. Till we meet again."

[If you pick the right revolver and fire at Ocelot, he'll have the bullet.]

Ocelot: "It's a blank. That was fun. Till we meet again, John!"

[If you pick the right, but choose not to fire at all, same thing as above.:]

Ocelot: "It's a blank. That was fun. Till we meet again, John!"

[Whatever the showdown outcome, Ocelot will jump out the WIG door and roll
on the surface of the water. EVA will call Snake to the front as their
altitude dips.]

EVA: "Snake! Give me a hand! Pull! C'mon, pull up!!"

[They pull and pull and succeed in not crashing into the hills and trees.
They both laugh, kinda nervously.]

EVA: "We made it..."

Snake: "Yeah, we sure did..."

[The radar picks up some blips.]

EVA: "Oh no! MiGs! There's no way out! What are we going to do?"

Snake: "We've come too far to let them stop us now. Those things have got to
       be armed."

EVA: "It's no use! ther's no way we can outmaneuver them!"

Snake: "They're going to shoot us down! We were so close..."

[The player can see a MiG pilot speaking over the radio to his comrades.]

Pilot: "Weapons systems on. Locked on target. I got tone."

Snake: "You were great, EVA."

EVA: "Huh?"

Snake: "Thanks."

[The way to be bombarded by missiles and gunfire. On the pilot's end, a message
comes through from the other MiG.]

Pilot 2: "Volk-19, this is Control. Stand by for a direct order from the
         Chairman. Volk-19, return to base immediately. Do you read me? This
         is a direct order from Comrade Khrushchev! Return to base immediately.
         Volk-19! Do you copy?"

Pilot: "Understood. Aborting mission. RTB."

EVA: "Look! The MiGs are turning back!"

[Major Zero radios in just then.]

Major Zero: "Well done, Snake!"

Snake: "The MiGs disengaged..."

Major Zero: "Most likely under orders from Khrushchev."

Snake: "Was this his way of helping us?"

Major Zero: "Who knows? Maybe he didn't want things to get messier than
            they already are. Or maybe he just wanted us to owe him one...
            The important thing is, you made it out alive. As long as
            Khrushchev is with us, I don't think they'll be coming after
            you. It should be smooth sailing all the way to Alaska. I'm
            sending someone out to Galena Base to meet you."

Snake: "To meet me?"

Major Zero: "The DCI and The President himself are waiting at Langley. Don't
            keep them waiting."

[The WIG flies off to Alaska. Snake and EVA sit on a hearth and drink wine
sometime later.]

Snake: "So what are you going to do now? Go back to the KGB?"

EVA: "What do you want me to do?"

Snake: "Did you ever think about coming back to America?"

EVA: "I can't go back. I've left America behind me."

Snake: "But you saved this country."

EVA: "I didn't do it alone..."

Snake: "And I still owe you a dinner."

EVA: "Is that part of your mission, too? Or is it an order? Or is it an
     invitation? Mmm... ...or a proposal? I don't take orders from anyone now."

[The radio beeps as they start to embrace, and EVA chucks it into the fire. The
next day, Snake wakes up alone. He finds a picture of him, taken with EVA's
button camera, and a tape roll for playback. EVA's voice is on the tape.]

EVA: "Scholars tell us that the first spy in history was the snake in the Book
     of Genesis. In that story it was Eve who was tempted by the snake in the
     garden of Eden. But this time around it was I who tempted the snake and
     got away with the forbidden fruit of knowledge. Forgive me, Snake."

[On the back of the the picture and finds the words 'Good Bye' and a lipstick
kiss for him. He sits down and starts to smoke a cigar.]

EVA: "Good morning, Snake. I hope you slept well... First of all, I have to
     apologize. I wasn't sent by Khrushchev. I'm not a KGB spy and I never
     worked for the NSA. I am an agent of the People's Republic of China... For
     the General HQ Second Department of the People's Liberation Army... It was
     all a lie. I tricked you...and I'm sorry. The Philosophers still exist in
     China, too. You see, my mission was to find out where Volgin was hiding
     the Philosopher's Legacy and steal it... So I infiltrated his base as a
     KGB spy. The two NSA code breakers who defected in 1960...were actually
     both men. The real ADAM never showed up at the meeting place... ...saving
     me the trouble of having to eliminate him. I sneaked in by pretending I
     was EVA... And you and Sokolov and Volgin... You all believed me. The
     Philosopher's Legacy was originally held in common between the US, Soviet
     Union, and China. We couldn't let the Russians and the Americans take it
     all for themselves. The Chinese government had its eye on the Legacy, too.
     I got the film containing the Legacy. And also the nuclear missile launch
     from the Shagohod. Five years ago, the Soviet Union stopped supplying us
     with nuclear weapons technology. Since then, China's 'Liangdan yixing' -
     hydrogen bomb and space rocket projects - have fallen behind. But with
     this data, our country will be able to develop its own nukes. We'll
     create a deterrent force to rival those of the US and Soviet Union.
     Everything has gone according to plan...thanks to your help. I, too, am
     one of the Philosophers. I am an agent of the Philosophers, a graduate of
     one of their "charm schools." I was raised in a joint US-Soviet-Chinese
     facility to become a sleeper agent. This was before the war. Back then,
     they were collecting children from all over the world. As a result, I'm
     indistinguishable from a native-born American. So it didn't surprise me
     when you and Volgin couldn't tell the difference. But... she knew right
     from the beginning... She knew because before the war she was at one of
     the Philosopher's schools, too - as an instructor. The Boss was the only
     one I couldn't fool. She was the only one who knew I was a fake. She told
     me everything. Why did she open her heart to me like that? At the time, I
     couldn't understand it. But now I think I do. Snake...she wanted you to
     know the truth. She chose me to tell you. That's why she saved my life.
     I've lied to you so many times. But not this time. My orders from the
     government were to obtain the Legacy... ...and to eliminate everyone who
     knew the truth about what happened. In other words, I'm supposed to kill
     you. But I can't do it. Not because we loved each other. And not because
     you saved my life. But because I made a promise to The Boss... And I
     intend to keep it. I just wanted you to know. And... ...you have to live."

[The tape shorts out and gets ruined. In the following days, Snake is shown
walking to meet the President. He opens the door and finds the President, his
own three-person staff he kept in touch with during the mission, and a few
suits of importance. EVA's voice still acts like it's talking to Snake.]

EVA: "Snake, listen to me. She didn't betray the United States. No... ...far
     from it. She was a hero who died for her country. She carried out her
     mission knowing full well what was going to happen. Self-sacrifice...
     ...because that was her duty."

[The President pins a medal on Snake.]

President: "You are above even The Boss... I hereby award you the title of
           Big Boss. You are a true patriot."

[Snake shakes the president's hand and a few more people's. He skips the CIA
director's outstretched hand, though.]

Suit: "You know, we could use an infiltration unit like FOX in the army...
      Someone like him to handle our top-secret sneaking missions for us... A
      man who combines the qualities of a soldier and an agent..."

EVA: "The Boss' defection was a ruse set up by the US government. It was all a
     big drama staged by Washington so they could get their hands on the
     Philosopher's Legacy."

[Snake walks past his own crew without a word, even as they applaud him.]
EVA: "And The Boss was the star of the show. They planned it so that they could
     get the Legacy that Colonel Volgin inherited... ..and destroy the Shagohod
     at the same time. Only a legendary hero like The Boss could have earned
     Volgin's trust. Finding out where the Philosopher's Legacy was hidden was
     to be her greatest mission. Everything was going according to plan... But
     then something happened that no one could have predicted. Colonel Volgin
     fired an American-made nuclear warhead at Sokolov's research facility.
     Khrushchev demanded that the US government provide proof that it wasn't
     involved... They couldn't just abort the operation to steal the Legacy. So
     the operation itself was greatly expanded and revised. The authorities in
     Washington knew that in order to prove its innocence they'd have to get
     rid of The Boss... ...and that one of their own would have to do the job.
     The public couldn't be allowed to find out about it... not ever. This,
     they concluded, would be the best way to keep the whole thing under wraps.
     The Boss wouldn't be allowed to come back home alive. And she wouldn't be
     allowed to kill herself. Her life would be ended by her most beloved
     disciple... That was the way the government wanted it. That was the
     mission she was given. And she had no choice but to carry it out... Her
     death at your hands was duty she had to fulfill. Out of duty, she turned
     her back on her own comrades... A lesser woman would have been crushed by
     such a burden..."

[Later on, Snake is shown walking in a cemetary. Maybe...Arlington?]

EVA: "The taint of disgrace will follow her to her grave. Future generations
     will revile her... In America, as a despicable traitor with no sense of
     honor... And in Russia, as a monster who unleashed a nuclear
     catastrophe... She will go down in official history as a war criminal. And
     no one will ever understand her... That... ..was her final mission. And
     like a true soldier, she saw it through the end. But I think she wanted
     you, of all people to know the truth. She wanted to live on... ...in your
     memory. Not as a soldier, but as a woman. But... ...she was forbidden to
     tell you herself. And that's why she told me..."

[Snake puts some white flowers on The Boss' grave.]

EVA: "Snake, history will never know what she did. No one will ever learn the
     truth. Her story...her debriefing... ...will endure only in your heart.
     Everything she did, she did for her country. She sacrificed her life and
     her honor for her native land. She was a real hero. She was a true

[A timeline scrolls on the screen:

-October 15, 1964-
Khrushchev is ousted from power. Brezhnev becomes the First Secretary of the
Communist Party, with Kosygin as Premier.

-October 16, 1964-
China conducts its first successful nuclear test in the Takia Makan desert.

Sigint joins ARPA. He takes part in the development of the ARPAnet, which
would go online in 1969.

The U.S. government conducts a study on emergency medical treatment. The
Department of Transportation lays the groundwork for the creation of the
EMT system.

EVA disappears without a trace in Hanoi.

Para-Medic establishes the nation's first paramedic system in Seattle,

Major Zero disbands FOX.

The United States accumulates the remainder of the Legacy. The US branch of
"Philosophers" changes its name to the "Patriots."

Carrying on the traditions of Major Zero and his FOX unit, Big Boss
establishes FOXHOUND.

The "Les Enfants Terribles" project. The Sons of Big Boss are born.

[The game's credits play. Afterwards, 'METAL GEAR SOLID 3' appears on a black
screen. Ocelot's voice is talking to someone on a phone.]

Ocelot: "Yes. Groznyj Grad and the Granin research facility have both been
        wiped out without a trace... I understand, sir. But they were
        necessary sacrifices... Yes, the CIA has taken care of The Boss
        themselves... I believe the White House will be satisfied. Khrushchev
        is finished. Your time has finally arrived... ...Yes. The American
        president is relying on us to keep a lid on the whole affair. We've got
        him by the balls. It should make a valuable trump card in future
        negotiations. Yes, Chief Director. Of course. I'll keep the KGB

[After the conversation ends, he phones another person.]

Ocelot: "Yes, it's me. The Boss has accomplished her mission. The Philosopher's
        Legacy is now safely with us... ...in America's hands... With this
        money...yes, the Philosophers can finally be revived. The film we
        handed the Chinese was a fake... Peking must be in an uproar right
        about now. ...I'm afraid so. Only half of the money has made it back to
        the United States... The KGB must still have part of the Legacy... Yes,
        the weapon has been reduced to ashes... That's right. Groznyj Grad has
        been obliterated by the Davy Crockett we brought in as well... Yes, that
        was The Boss' work, too... Speaking of which, I've obtained something
        from Granin that you might find interesting. It's a revolutionary new
        nuclear attack system. Perhaps it might just come in handy some day...
        ...Yes, we have John - I mean Snake - to thank for that. Khrushchev
        believed it as well. ...Yes, they bought our story. I don't think
        they'll be making a fuss. The secondary alert has been lifted as well.
        And the Soviets still haven't discovered my true identity. They have
        no idea that I've been triple-crossing them... I will continue my
        activities as a contact for the new government. ...Yes, it appears that
        no one knew that I was ADAM. Of course. I'm always at the CIA's
        disposal... Mr. Director."

[He hangs up, and the game ends. Thanks for reading!]

III. Secret Theater Scripts (MGS3:Subsistence Disc 2 Extras

These videos are often humorous outtakes on scenes in the game. Some non-MGS3
stuff is mentioned, too, so if you haven't played previous games, it might
spoil some things. Read at discretion.

01. Made in U.S.A.
Takes Place in Rassvet (Operation Snake Eater)

[Eva hands Snake a gun, which he starts to inspect meticulously.]

Snake: ".45, huh. Incredible..."

EVA: "How's that?"

Snake: "The feeding ramp is polished to a mirror sheen... The slide's been
       reinforced. And the interlock with the frame is tightened for added
       precision. The sight system is original, too. The thumb safety is
       extended to make it easier on the finger... A long-type trigger with
       non-slip grooves... A ring hammer... The base of the trigger guard's
       been filed down for a higher grip. And not only that, nearly every
       part of this gun has been expertly crafted and customized. Where'd
       you get something like this?"

[He pulls the trigger and a flame comes out. EVA lights a cigar, and so does

EVA: "Do you like it?"

02. Basashi
Takes Place in Dremuchij North (Operation Snake Eater)

[After crashing the drone, Snake comes to a clearing and finds a horse.]

Voice: "Forget it, Snake!!"

[Snake turns around and the horse rears, knocking him over. Para-Medic
is atop the horse.

Para-Medic: "Snake!!"

Snake: "What are you doing here?"

Para-Medic: "You were thinking about how they taste, weren't you?"

Snake: "I wasn't..."

[He looks dreamily at the horse. Para-Medic snaps him to attention.]

Para-Medic: "Snake! Stop right there!"

Snake: "Even I wouldn't do that."

Para-Medic: "Don't lie to me. I could tell by the look on your face."

[In the background, The Boss peeks behind a tree. She's steaming,
literally, and walks out a bit and makes a mean face, like she's being

Para-Medic: "You know something?"

Snake: "Huh?"

[The Boss runs off, steaming still, and a choo-choo sound plays as she does.]

Para-Medic: "Humans are interfering with the ecosystem. It really makes you
            think about the changing relationship between... You're not even
            listening, are you? Don't even thinkin about eating a horse. Got
            it? Got it?

Snake: "Yeah, yeah..."

[As Para-Medic hammers him with her questioning, patrolmen casually walk over
and start to surround Snake, like they're at the doctor's bidding.]

Para-Medic: "You're actually going to eat one?"

Snake: "Shut up."

[The camera starts fading to black.]

Para-Medic: "Just don't! In any case, Don't tell me you think they sound tasty.
            You know Sometimes I wonder if you even remember you're on a

Snake: "Will you give it a rest?"

03. Close Call
Takes Place during Volgin/Shagohod fight.

[EVA and Snake are about ready to start the boss fight.]

EVA: "Get off! I'm going to lure it back here! Let's go!"

[Snake jumps off as the Shagohod approaches and...gets sucked into the grinder
treads, then gets thrown up and out as the Shagohod passes by. He sits on the
ground dazed as the Shagohod chases EVA around.]

EVA: "Snaaake!"

[Major Zero says through the CODEC:]

Major Zero: "That was a close call!"

04. He's Still Got It
Takes Place during Ponizovje Warehouse

[At the warehouse, Volgin has just gotten done electrocuting Tatyana. The
Sokolov scene is done, and The End has been wheeled out.]

Volgin: "Come...we're going to my room!"

[Volgin leaves. Tatyana starts to leave, too. The End opens his eyes and starts
to fantasize about Tatyana, seeing her all glowing with hearts and such. She
starts to leave.]

The End: "I have to thank you for waking me."

[The Boss continues to say what she would normally say.]

The Boss: "The Sorrow? Is that you?"

[As The Boss looks elsewhere, The End is crawling after Tatyana with his
tranquilizer sniper rifle in hand.]

The End: "Now let's get started!!"

[The End is shown following her into the Groznyj Grad east wing.]

The End: "Let's see how you like this!"

[The End is seen in the west wing of Groznyj Grad, while Tatyana starts to
advance towards Sokolov (as in the game).]

Sokolov: "What are you...!"

Tatyana: "What's the matter?"

Sokolov: "I know nothing. I swear it!"

[He steps on The End, who is peeking out from under the bed. The End looks
back up at EVA as she puts on the lipstick and starts to do his dream-world
fantasy of her again. Earlier, The End is shown at part of Groznyj Grad,
after Volgin has tortured and killed Granin. Ocelot points The Fear's hand-
-bow at EVA. The player can see the flash of The End's rifle on top of a
building. A tranq dart flies into Ocelot's neck and he falls over.]

The End: "Foolish boy!!"

[Snake's torture scene is shown; The End is hiding on a pipe on the ceiling,
and as Snake fondles her in front of everyone, he swings down and shoots ol'
Ocelot in the neck.]

The End: "Take this!!"

[The End is shown crawling away in the hallway. Later, The End is hiding as
Tatyana appears in the waterfall cave, too.]

EVA: "Nice to meet you, Snake. I'm Tatyana..."

Snake: "EVA, you could use a towel..."

EVA: "So could you."

[The End grits his teeth in anger at the flirting banter. At the end of the
game, EVA and Snake are getting ready to make love on a fur rug on the floor.
The End's head is shown inside of the bear's mouth, watching them.]

Snake: "You disappoint me... I'll get you for this!  Prepare to die!"

[Later on, after EVA has left Snake her electric dear john letter, the scene
of her getting on the motorcycle and leaving is shown. The End has his sniper
rifle in hand and is waiting for her.]

The End: "Your end will soon be upon you... Die!! Spirits of the forest..."

[EVA comes by and hits The End with her motorcycle. He falls to the ground in

I have no regrets.

[As EVA disappears into the distance, The End explodes.]

05. Metal Gear Raiden: Snake Eraser
Out of game context a little (some)

[Sometime in MGS2 (the end?), Raiden and Rosemary are talking.]

Rosemary: "...You can change your future. Take it into your own hands, Jack."

Raiden: "So what about the past?"

Rosemary: "Huh?"

Raiden: "What should I do about the pasts? How can I change the past?"

Rosemary: "You want to change the past?"

Raiden: "Well... In order to grasp the future, the past must be..."

[A shot of Snake sitting in the main character's chair in the MGS4 trailer is

Raiden: "It's that guy. I have to beat him, no matter what. And make that
        chairr mine...

[At the beginning of the Virtuous Mission, the ground crackles with energy
and Raiden warps in.]

Raiden: "I've discovered that he will be the main character in the next game.
        I've used a time warp to come back... Hmm... And if Big Boss didn't
        exist... He would erased as well!"

[Snake parachutes in and kicks Raiden in the face. The voice of Roy Campbell
rings out.]

Campbell: "You've created a time paradox! You can't go changing the future
          like that!

[Raiden disappears and reappears in the scene where EVA has just kicked Ocelot
off the platform in Rassvet, positioned right in between Ocelot and the
motorcycle. EVA hits the grass and knocks Raiden into the air. Ocelot grimaces
as Raiden lands on him, kissing him.]

Campbell: "You've created a time paradox! Snake, don't mess with the future!
          You have to understand the future!!"

[Raiden next appears in the jail cell, and can see Snake leaving the torture

Raiden: "Target sighted!"

[He tries to leave, but the cell is locked.]

Raiden: "It won't open!? Damn it!"

[Volgin walks in.]

Raiden: "Huh!?"

Volgin: "Major, waht are you doing here? I've been wating for you in my room!"

Raiden: "Hey what are you -"

[Volgin grabs his crotch.]

Volgin: "What a beautiful body you have. Like a newborn baby..."

Raiden: "Stop ! Aaaaah!"

[Raiden runs out of the cell as Volgin starts to beat on him.]

Campbell: "You can't do that! The futuer will be changed! You'll create a
          time paradox!"

[At the end of the game, The Boss has just opened up her uniform to show Snake
her long, twisted scar. Raiden appears and stumbles in, only a few inches from
her cleavage. She slaps him good.]

Campbell: "Time paradox!!"

[Raiden disappears and finds himself in a barrel with the dead body of Granin.]

Raiden: "Where am I?"

[Volgin punches the barrel into the sky, and Granin's body falls out. Raiden
runs away as Volgin gives a "Huh?" sound at it walking away. Raiden teleports
out, leaving Volgin to wonder how the barrel moved.]

Campbell: "Time paradox!!"

[The part where Volgin comes into the room with Snake and Sokolov in Groznyj
Grad plays. He's already lecturing them.]

Volgin: "I come here loking for Tatyana, and what should I find...  ..but a
        greasy freebooter!"

[Raiden teleports in and Snake looks at him, then hides. Volgin turns to face

Raiden: "Hello..."

[Volgin starts to give him the beating meant for Snake.]

Raiden: "H, hey! Wrong guy!"

Campbell: "You changed the future!! You've created a time paradox!"

[Raiden appears on the Groznyj Grad runway. The Shagohod barrels toward him,
and at the last second, Snake shoots an RPG and blows it off course, making
it narrowly miss squishing Raiden. Snake walks over.]

Snake: "You alright?"

Raiden: "Umm..."

Snake: "Well."

Raiden: "Sorry."

Snake: "Here."

[He twirls out an SAA and gives it to Raiden.]

EVA: "Snake! Hop in!"

[EVA pulls the sidecar to Snake.]

Snake: "Be careful."

EVA: "Let's go!"

[Snake and EVA drive off. As Raiden points the gun at Snake, he can't
bring himself to fire it.]

Raiden: "The legendary big Boss!"

[The army chasing after Snake and EVA tramples Raiden.]

Volgin: "Snake! It's not over yet!!!"

[The Shagohod runs over Raiden, too, much to Raiden's dismay. Later
on, at the presidential ceremony, Raiden is there, clapping along with
the rest of the suits.]

Raiden: "Big Boss' assassination ended in failure, but that doesn't mean I've
        given up on wiping out Solid Snake. I still have a plan..."

[He disappears and finds himself in the NES game of Metal Gear: Solid Snake.
He follows Snake until an enemy appears, at which point Snake takes refuge
under a table and Raiden gets shot, only to disappear. On the CODEC:]

Big Boss: "Don't interfere. He's mine."

Raiden: "Big Boss... I knew I should have killed you!"

[Back to MGS2:]

Rosemary: "Jack, you can't meddle with the past. We can only change the future.
          Take the future into your hands."

Raiden: "The future? But MGS4 is..."

Rosemary: "There's going to be a 5, right?"

06. The Quick Version
Takes place after The Boss fight

[EVA and Snake are escaping in the WIG, only to hear Ocelot outside on a
floating platform.]

Ocelot: "Snake!!!"

Snake: "Ocelot!!!"

Ocelot: "We're not done yet!"

[Ocelot rams the WIG.]

Snake: "Damn!!!"

[Ocelot rolls into the opened door, hits the floor, then hits the side door,
and falls out into the water. Snake just watches and the throaty sound you
hear of Snake eating plays (laughably!).]

07. The Joy
Takes place at end of Virtuous Mission

[The Boss walks onto the bridge.]

Snake: "Boss?"

The Boss: "Good work, Jack."

Snake: "What are you doing here?"

The Boss: "Sokolov comes with me."

[Sokolov cowers as bees and hornets appear, but they all attack The Boss.
Snake watches as they sting her.]

Snake: "Boss..."

[She jumps off the bridge and blows up, with 'The Joy!' ringing out.
Volgin walks over and looks over the side.]

Volgin: "What is she after?"

[Snake looks to where The Boss blew up and salutes.]

08. I Read Them for the Articles
Takes place in Rassvet, Virtous Mission

[Snake walks into where Sokolov is kept, and sees him crouching, throwing
something into the wood stove. The player can see him throwing nudie mags
into the fire.]

Snake: "You must be Sokolov."

Sokolov: "No, don't...!"

Snake: "I'm a CIA agent. Why are you so nervous?"

[Sokolov doesn't say anything, and Snake shoots a tranq cartridge into his
forehead. Sokolov wakes up on the bed later and sees Snake crouching by where
he was, looking at a magazine and laughing.]

Sokolov: "What are you..."

[When the screen fades in, both Sokolov and Snake are reading the magazine
together and chuckling nervously. The camera pulls out of the door, which
then closes. XD]

09. Metal Gear S...
Takes place at multiple times in the game.

[For Operation Snake Eater, Snake parachutes in and lands. Someone else lands
with him. On the CODEC, Major Zero talks.]

Major Zero: "And there's one more person on your support team. His name is Mr.
            Sigint. He's an expert on the latest in weapons and equipment

[The camera shows Sigint beaming and the title shows 'METAL GEAR SIGINT.' At
Rassvet, Sigint is the one meeting EVA instead of Snake. Snake watches thru
some binoculars.]

Snake: "Hey!!!"

EVA: "The name's EVA."

[They start to kiss.]

Snake: "What?"

[Sigint is the one in the Ocelot showdown, too, and Snake is the one who
gets stung by hornets. Sigint rolls into the crevice, but Snake doesn't.
Later, it shows Sigint running through the Groznyj Grad sewers with all
the support units on his tail. Snake is shown, too, running in the back.]

Ocelot: "Halt!"

[Ocelot points the gun at Sigint, who dives off into the river.]

Ocelot: "Damn it!"

[Meanwhile, a guard CQC's Snake and knees him. The next scene show Sigint
riding out of the exploding weapons lab. Snake isn't so lucky, and gets
caught in the explosion. Instead of an enemy carrying an enemy, one enemy
helps Snake walk out of the fiery ruins, saying:]

Enemy: "Dont' give up!"

[At the exploding bridge, Snake falls in, then climbs back up only to find
that Eva is kissing Sigint. At Zaozygorje, Snake watches EVA kiss Sigint
again, and his bottom lip quivers (XD!). The two arrive at the lake where
the WIG is, and Snake runs in really fast and goes over the hills to the
flower field, where The Boss is already dead. Sigint and EVA get in the WIG
without him, leaving the MiGs to bomb the crap out of him. Later, back in
Alaska, Snake stumbles into a cabin to find EVA and Sigint making out on
the rug -- he falls over unconscious.]

Major Zero: "Snake!? What's your status!? Snake! SNAKE!!"

Campbell: "Snake, you can't do that! The future wil be changed. You'll
          create a time paradox!"

[At the Presidential Ceremony, Sigint is shown getting the award while Snake
is getting pushed out the door by a guard in the background.]

President: "I hereby award you the tilte of Big Boss."

Snake: "You've got to be kidding!"

10. Diehard
Takes place at Groznyj Grad Runway

[EVA and Snake drive under a jet, as do the rest of the lackeys on the motor-
-cycles. The Shagohod runs into it and instead of moving the jet, the Shagohod
gets flipped into the air.]

Volgin: "What the - !?"

[The Shagohod falls to pieces as it flips down the runway, and Volgin gets
ejected, flying towards Snake and EVA.]

Volgin: "Snake!"

[He lands by Snake and EVA's bike, which stops.]

Volgin: "It's nto over yet!!! I'm not finished ye..."

[Ocelot skids into him, knocking him into the air. He then explodes like the
Cobras do, although this time it's for no reason. =p]

EVA: "Give it up already!"

11. The Ultimate Weapon
After Snake is thrown off bridge (V. Mission)

[Snake sits on the riverbank, looking up at the sky. He reaches out to her
with all fingers extended, only to have her do a 'scissors' gesture as in
the game rock-paper-scissors. She beats him again, when he tries rock.]

The Boss: "You can't defeat me."

[They keep doing rock-paper-scissors and The Boss continues to win.]

The Boss: "That all you've got!?"

Snake: "Damn it."

[Snake does scissors and we can see the inside of The Boss' mind. In a
white room, three Snakes appear.]

The Boss: "What!?"

[The three Snakes rotate around The Boss, each with a rock/paper/scissors
gesture. She falls to her knees in her mind, then snaps out of it.]

The Boss: "That's a dirty trick!"

Soldier: "You coward!"

[The helicopter lands and The Boss points the Davy Crockett at Snake,
who hides behind a tree.]

Snake: "Boss!!!!"

Ocelot: "Hold you fire!"

The Boss: "Come out Jack!"

Snake: "You've lost it!"

The Boss: "It's over."

[She fires the warhead at point blank range and decimates everything. On the

Major Zero: "Snake! What happened!? Snake! SNAKE!!!"

12. The Beginning is the End
Takes place at game's beginning

[Snake does the narrative:]

Snake: "After the end of World War II, the world was split into two -- East
       and West. This marked the era known as the Cold War.]

[He parachutes into the Virtuous Mission and releases his parachute, only to
fly off the cliff.]

Major Zero: "Snaaaake!!!"

['TIME PARADOX' is shown on the continue screen.]

Campbell: "Snake, what have you done? You've changed the future! You've created
          a time paradox!"

13. Gotcha this time!
Takes place in Shagohod hangar

[Snake holds the butterfly-molded C3 in his hand, throws it up, and catches

Snake: "Gotcha this time!"

[He slams it on the rocket fuel and the timer goes off.]

Snake: "Uh!!!"

[A nuclear explosion is shown after Snake makes his wide mouth-wide-open face.]

14. Get down!
Takes place at Rassvet (Operation Snake Eater)

[The part where EVA tells Snake to get down occurs, only this time Sokolov
is shown jumping to the ground (with knife) as the shooter starts to fire at
government agents and even a woman who looks like a librarian. The person on
the motorcycle gets off and takes off the helmet, showing someone who looks
like Sokolov with EVA's hair. In the most girly voice imaginable:]

EVA: "Hello. Call me Sokolov...."

[Sokolov/Snake smiles widely.]

15. Payback
Takes place at start of Operation Snake Eater

[Snake finds a horse in the clearing and takes out his gun, hearing someone
behind him. He turns around to see... The director of the CIA.]

Snake: "What are you doing here?"

[Flash forward to the end of the game, when Snake doesn't shake the CIA
director's hand. It shows the CIA director fuming and mad, shaking from
the anger as Snake walks away. In the present, Snake goes to fire but
the director takes away his gun and uses CQC to slam him to the ground.
Snake looks up at the Director, who's hand is extended. He doesn't shake
it, so the Director extends it again. Finally, Snake shakes it and a few
reporters with cameras capture the moment as the two pose. At the end of the
game, a bunch of Washington bureaucrats encircle the director and Snake as
they kiss. The logo of 'METAL GEAR STUPID' is shown, and for no apparent
reason, a picture of a near-naked Raikov (with assault rifle) is shown running
down the Groznyj Grad runway, only to get run over by the Shagohod.]

16. Cat-Like Behavior
Shown at Rassvet, Operation Snake Eater

[The scene where Ocelot holds EVA hostage while Snake looks on from below
is shown.]

Snake: "I see you've got yourself a single action army."

Ocelot: "That's right. There'll be no accidents this time."

Snake: "You call that an accident? Well... It wouldn't have happened if you
       hadn't been showing off.

Ocelot: "What did you say!?"

Snake: "It's a nice gun, I'll give you that. But the engraving gives you no
       tactical advantage whatsoever. Unless you were planning to auction it
       off as a collector's item. And you're forgetting one more very basic

Ocelot: "?"

Snake: "You don't have what it takes to kill me."

[He shoots Snake in the groin, making him collapse.]

Ocelot: "An ocelot never lets his prey escape."

[He turns around to see EVA is gone.]

Ocelot: "?"

EVA: "Over here!!!"

[EVA rides away on the motorcycle, using the roof as a launching pad.]

Ocelot: "Damn!!! BITCH! BITCH! BITCH! BITCH!!!"


Subsistence Demo Theater - I would never have pinned down all that auto-text if
                           I didn't have this version. Much obliged for making
                           the transcription go smoother!


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06-25-06                        +Snake Eater script submitted.

06-29-06                        +Subsistence Secret Theater scripts submitted.


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