Game Trivia

  • Ocelot's moniker in the trailer is "A Rival living a Lie." This is par for the course for Ocelot; he typically double or even triple crosses someone in every game. However, this taken on additional meaning towards the ending. The Truth tapes reveal that he's known Venom wasn't Big Boss all along, and willingly hypnotized himself to believe otherwise to maintain the ruse. Ironically, this means this the only game in which Ocelot doesn't betray anyone. It's also similar to the plan he used to adopt Liquid's personality in Metal Gear Solid 4.

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  • Several trailers showed footage from a cutscene in Africa of child soldiers being trained to fire assault rifles by an instructor. While the kids training with the instructor can be seen in the final product by going to Masa Village during Mission 13 ("Pitch Black"), waiting until dawn then watching the kids training with the instructor, this doesn't appear as a cutscene.

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  • Another trailer showed footage of a prisoner (dressed similarly to those encountered in Ground Zeroes) being tortured before being shot in the back, in a location that looks very similar to Camp Omega from the same title. While there were claims that this was part of an unrealized Old Save Bonus that would have been accessed through a data transfer and would have involved the player going back to the same location, this cutscene never appears in the game. However, the animations seen in this footage are accessible during Mission 6 ("Where Do The Bees Sleep") if you follow the soldiers transporting the Hamid prisoner into Smasei Fort all the way down to the basement and not trigger any combat alerts, you can see the soldiers find the Killer Bee and taunt the prisoner before executing him in the same way as the cutscene.

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  • A cutscene of Venom Snake walking through a burned African village, dropping to his knees and screaming up at the sky doesn't appear in the final product, although most believe that these animations were repurposed from Mission 43 ("Shining Lights, Even in Death") where Venom does the exact same thing after he's forced to kill his infected staff members. In the final game, there is a burned village (north of Masa Village) that can be visited and a short cutscene that plays with Miller explaining what happened when you approach a pile of charred bodies, but not the exact sequence seen in the trailer.

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  • Several moments displayed by Venom Snake in Mission 43 are prominent in the trailers, but aren't in the game proper (apparently, most of these were edited by Hideo Kojima to play up certain themes present in the plot, and were never intended to be in the game itself). Among these is a shot of Venom Snake staring away from the flames while cremating his infected troops in Mission 43 (while his face is covered in blood) and a transitional shot of Snake's face turning into a skull (which provides the page image for the game's associated Nightmare Fuel page).

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  • MGSV has a special scene that only triggers if the nuclear weapon count reaches zero. This treats players to a disarmament commemoration at Mother Base, including a forward-looking Kaz speech. In February 2018, the scene accidentally triggered for PC players, despite there being (at the time) 7000+ nukes left. Konami later blamed "incorrect values" for the error.

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  • Completing a mission on a player's birthday gives a special scene. Venom Snake'll be called back to Mother Base under the pretense of an emergency, only to hear gunfire at the deserted helipad. However, he soon realizes it's not gunfire, but fireworks. Kaz, Ocelot and some of the team will wheel out a birthday cake and sing a "happy birthday" song. Later, if the bond is high enough, Quiet ambushes Snake as he turns a corner. However, when he looks at her damage, he'll see she shot "H.B.D." into a crate full of cigars. As he takes one out of the damaged crate, he'll lean over, letting her light it with a sniper round.

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  • There are several hints that Venom Snake is not Big Boss. When Ishmael defeats Quiet in the prologue, there are flower petals floating around the room, just like when Naked Snake killed The Boss. The Man On Fire lives solely to get revenge on Big Boss, yet backs off and dies when he finally gets his hands on Venom. Venom's patched eye is clouded but intact, whereas Big Boss lost his in Operation Snake Eater. Eli - otherwise known as Liquid Snake, a cloned son of Big Boss - is tested and found to have no genetic match with Venom. Big Boss speaks fluent Russian, but Venom doesn't. It's stated early on that it's impossible to remove Venom's head shrapnel without killing him, yet Big Boss doesn't have any such injuries in subsequent appearances. When you first encounter the AI Pod, it doesn't recognize Venom. Huey is initially confused by Venom's appearance as well. Killing Ishmael in the hospital escape results in a Time Paradox game over, which only reserved for the most important characters in the series chronology. If you look closely at Venom's reflection in the helicopter window, it'll be of the face you customized during the prologue. When you first encounter Paz and see a flashback portraying her death, a few details and camera angles are altered from Big Boss's original perspective. There's also a flashback set just after the events of Ground Zeroes that shows the hospital staff working on Big Boss and Miller, but it's shot from Venom's perspective on the gurney next to them. These are just some of the clues that foreshadow the game's biggest twist.

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  • If Venom Snake spends too much time in the field without showering, upon returning to Mother Base, subordinates greet him awkwardly (because of his smell) and Ocelot throws a bucket of water on him. However, if Quiet's with and has a high enough bond with Snake, she'll invite him to her shower at her cell instead. This leads to the two of them awkwardly getting clean, mostly clothed, under the supervision of Ocelot and several armed guards.

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  • There are many hints that Huey is not what he seems. He was responsible for setting up the UN inspection which led to the destruction of Mother Base in Ground Zeroes. When you first see Skull Face talking with Huey, Skull Face already knows that Huey has been in contact with the Diamond Dogs, yet leaves him with relatively little security; he intentionally let Huey be extracted to further his plan. Skull Face openly shows contempt and disgust for him, unlike his sinister but polite demeanor with everyone else. Huey is calm and friendly at first towards Venom, but quickly starts blaming him for what happened to MSF. He's also the one with the technical knowledge of Sahelanthropus, which Eli needed to hijack it and stage his rebellion. His story about Strangelove's fate changes multiple times throughout the interrogations. His moniker in the trailer is "A Technocrat who Stands his Ground," which is an allusion to how he never accepts responsibility for his actions.

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  • In one scene, Revolver Ocelot sees a soldier hip-firing his automatic, only to end up jamming it. He mentions that "engravings give you no tactical advantage whatsoever" and "That was some fancy shooting. Pretty good". Those lines mirror a scene from MGS3, where Naked Snake berated Ocelot for showing off.

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Famous Quote

  • Skull Face: I was born in a small village. I was still a child when we were raided by soldiers. Foreign soldiers. Torn from my elders, I was made to speak their language. With each new post, my masters changed, along with the words they made me speak. Words are...peculiar. With each change, I changed, too. My thoughts, personality, how I saw right and wrong... War changed me -- and not only my visage. Words can kill.

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