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Version: 1.0 | Updated: 10/07/03
_____________________________________________________________________________ METAL GEAR SOLID 2: SONS OF LIBERTY ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Script (Tanker Chapter), Version 1.0 by Grenadier (Martin Selano) E-mail: email@example.com AIM: Grenadier32 Originally Submitted 5/19/02 This guide can be found at: http://www.gamefaqs.com http://gamenotover.com _____________________________________________________________________________ I. TABLE OF CONTENTS ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ I. WHAT IS THIS ONE!? II. Introduction III. Version History IV. Script Format Data IV. Script (Tanker Chapter) V. Credits VI. Contacting Me VII. Legal Stuff _____________________________________________________________________________ II. INTRODUCTION ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ MGS2 is a very famous game, with good reason. It has an excellent story, presented like a movie, with scripting and voice acting that puts FFX (and just about everything else) to shame (IMO anyway, and I love FFX). Thus, I have typed up a script of the game for your use--not to mention my own. So, read on. Oh, and obviously, there are MANY SPOILERS in here. Proceed at your own risk. _____________________________________________________________________________ III. VERSION HISTORY ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ 1.0: -Posted script, tanker chapter only. Plant chapter to be posted later. _____________________________________________________________________________ IV. SCRIPT FORMAT ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ In proper script format (the format used to write movies), there is a very strict protocol to follow. Here are the terms used: EXT.: Exterior shot of a structure. INT.: Interior shot of a structure. V.O.: Voice over. Character speaking is not visible and considered in a different place (talking on a phone, answering a radio call). O.S.: Off screen. Character speaking is not visible, but in the same scene. Main action verbs and the first appearance of characters are in UPPERCASE. _____________________________________________________________________________ V. SCRIPT (TANKER CHAPTER) ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ BLACKNESS We hear Solid Snake's voice, with a slight echo. SOLID SNAKE (V.O.): The Hudson River, two years ago. We had classified intelligence that a new Metal Gear was scheduled for transport. The whole thing stank. . .but our noses had been out in the cold too long. FADE IN ON: EXT. GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE - NIGHT It is raining hard. We see the top of the tower on the bridge, FLY THROUGH THE GAP and down to the road, where we see cars and hear CAR HORNS. We see a figure in a pitch black raincoat that reaches his knees and leaves his face bare, smoking a cigarette. The figure WALKS SLOWLY along the path on the side of the road, a scowl on his face. Eventually, the figure reaches up with his hand and REMOVES THE CIGARETTE. He tosses it aside. Finally, the figure STOPS moving momentarily, and then begins to RUN. As he runs, there is a FLASH OF LIGHT, and suddenly, the raincoat flies away in the wind. The figure is now invisible, but his outline is visible, because the rain is splashing against him. We follow the figure running along the path, hearing ELECTRIC SIZZLING. Suddenly, the figure DIVES off the side of the bridge, GRUNTING. He falls over the side of the bridge, revealing a bungee cord tied to his invisible belt. His outline plummets down toward a huge boat underneath, and suddenly, the bungee cord snaps straight. There is a ZAP, and the invisibility fails briefly, revealing the figure as SOLID SNAKE. EXT. TANKER UNDER THE BRIDGE Snake falls down toward the tanker below the bridge and KICKS OFF THE WALL, disconnecting the bungee cord. He SLAMS loudly onto the deck, and there are LIGHTS and BEAMS as the cloaking dies. Snake, no longer invisible, slowly looks up and soaks his face in the rain. We fly away from him and into a nearby helicopter. INT. HELICOPTER We see REVOLVER OCELOT. He is a Russian man with long, silver hair in a ponytail. He wears a long brown coat and a military uniform underneath. He is carrying binoculars and spinning a revolver in his hand. He looks through the binoculars. REVOLVER OCELOT: Our boy is right on schedule. He lowers the binoculars. REVOLVER OCELOT: He'll know soon enough. . . EXT. TANKER DECK - NIGHT The helicopter FLIES AWAY. Snake STANDS UP, and we see him clearly. He is a muscular man who appears to be in his late thirties or early forties with a mullet and bandana. He wears a skintight, jet black sneaking suit with many compartments on it on the chest and belt, as well as a gun holster on his leg. We see the MGS2 logo and hear THUNDERCLAPS. The logo disappears, and Snake RUNS to the side of the deck. He holds his hand up to his neck. CODEC SCREEN Snake calls OTACON. Otacon is a young man in his late twenties wearing a white lab coat and glasses. SOLID SNAKE: This is Snake. Do you read me, Otacon? OTACON: Loud and clear, Snake. SOLID SNAKE: Kept you waiting, huh? I'm at the sneak point. OTACON: Everything going OK? SOLID SNAKE: The stealth camo's busted. Landing impact. OTACON: We must've overused it. Sorry, but you're gonna have to deal with it. You're not in the military anymore. SOLID SNAKE: Right. I didn't plan on relying on this gadget anyway. OTACON: The private sector's not so bad, is it? Privacy guaranteed. . . SOLID SNAKE: I'm happy as long as no one gives me any more unwanted gifts. OTACON: You mean that thing with Naomi? SOLID SNAKE: And I can't say I miss the chattering nanny. OTACON: Mei Ling's not so bad. That reminds me, I have to get in touch with her again about that Natik flashware. SOLID SNAKE: Diverting toys from the SSCEN again? Give her a message from me: someone will find out, sooner or later. She's better off assuming it's sooner and quit while she's safe. OTACON: Too true. OK Snake, let's get to work. You know how the technical specs of Metal Gear were sold on the black market after Shadow Moses? SOLID SNAKE: All Ocelot's doing. OTACON: Exactly. But now every state, group and dotcom has its own version of Metal Gear. SOLID SNAKE: Not exactly a classified weapon for today's nuclear powers. OTACON: This new one seems to have been designed to wipe the floor with all the other models. The only consistent description is that it's an amphibious, anti-Metal Gear vehicle. SOLID SNAKE: That explains why this one is under Marine Corps jurisdiction. EXT. TANKER - NIGHT We see several views of the tanker from various viewpoints. Snake is still talking to Otacon through the Codec, but he does not appear to be. OTACON (V.O.): The mission objective is to make visual confirmation of the new Metal Gear being transported on that tanker and bring back photographic evidence. But I want you first to go up to the top level the infrastructure, to the bridge. We need to find out where the tanker is headed. SOLID SNAKE (O.S.): A little reconnaissance, huh? OTACON (V.O.): There's too much we don't know about this new prototype. Capabilities, deployment method--we don't even know how close it is to completion. If we know where the testing arena is, I can start to draw some reasonable conclusions. SOLID SNAKE (O.S.): Alright, I'll head to the bridge ASAP. OTACON (V.O.): Try to avoid confrontations. Our goal is to collect evidence of Metal Gear development and expose it to the world. It would be best if you could get out of there without alerting anyone. SOLID SNAKE (O.S.): Don't worry, I know the drill. We're not terrorists. OTACON (V.O.): Very good. Don't you forget that you're part of Philanthropy now--an anti-Metal Gear organization and officially recognized by the UN. SOLID SNAKE (O.S.): Recognized, but still fringe, Otacon. We see Snake again from standard gameplay viewpoint. OTACON (V.O.): Alright, let's look at your gear. Your weapon is a tranquilizer gun converted from a Beretta M92F. We see the inventory control boxes on the right of the screen as Snake selects the M9. He aims it around, and as Otacon says his next few lines, he tests it out by shooting a nearby lamp, all the while demonstrating Corner View Mode. SOLID SNAKE: M9. . . OTACON (V.O.): It's a little hard to work with, because you have to reload after each shot, since the slide locks. SOLID SNAKE: Better than scavenging at the mission site. Good suppressor, too. OTACON (V.O.): The chemical stun will take effect in a few seconds and last for hours. You can take down an elephant with that thing. Check out the laser sighting, too. Snake does so in First-Person View. OTACON (V.O.): The effects of the anesthetic round vary depending on what part of the body is hit. We're talking about a difference of tens of seconds between hitting on the legs, chest or head. As for the equipment. . . Snake puts the M9 away and examines his inventory on the left. OTACON (V.O.): Hey, Snake! Cigarettes? What's wrong with you? SOLID SNAKE: It's kind of a lucky charm. OTACON (V.O.): You haven't read the Surgeon General's Warning, have you? Here's the digital camera. Works almost the same way as your old one. Snake selects it. He then uses it as a pair of binoculars to examine the marines patrolling the decks. We then see various scenes of the Marines patrolling the decks and Snake talking to Otacon. SOLID SNAKE (O.S.): They don't look armed. OTACON (V.O.): Hey, Earth to Snake. These are nice, upstanding Marines, not terrorists. Don't get caught; you're in stealth mode here. SOLID SNAKE (O.S.): Sure. And if it comes to that, a little beauty sleep never hurt anyone. By the way, Otacon, are you sure of this intelligence? OTACON (V.O.): Absolutely. Hacked it out of the Pentagon's classified files myself. SOLID SNAKE (O.S.): No traces? OTACON (V.O.): Oh, please. I'm too good for that. SOLID SNAKE (O.S.): But this might be a trap. Remember, there's a price on our heads. OTACON (V.O.): You're just being paranoid. SOLID SNAKE (O.S.): I hope so. Those men. . .you wouldn't think they were anything but civilians from here. OTACON (V.O.): With all the ships passing on the river and in the harbor, putting uniformed Marines on the deck would be a bad idea. People can get a clear view of the water from Riverside too. SOLID SNAKE: The waterline is too high. . .according to the navigational plans, this ship should've discharged its cargo upriver. OTACON (V.O.): It's in there. No doubt about it. SOLID SNAKE (O.S.): The military trains you to watch for threats on the stern of a boat. That's SOP for Marine counter-terror ops too. Security should be tighter. OTACON (V.O.): You worry too much. SOLID SNAKE (O.S.): Where's the target? OTACON (V.O.): Satellite surveillance is a major international pastime these days. I'd say the cargo holds, safely below the deck. Can you see the entrance to the holds? SOLID SNAKE (O.S.): Looks like there are a few entry ways into the crew quarters. Suddenly, we hear a chopper engine. SOLID SNAKE (O.S.): A chopper? Wha--! Snake's view SPINS AROUND to one of the Marines, where a soldier in a brown uniform and black balaclava is SNEAKING up behind him. The soldier KNOCKS THE MARINE DOWN and STABS him with a knife. We see another similar scene, and the soldiers THROW THE MARINES' BODIES off the deck and into the river. They then proceed to INVADE the tanker. SOLID SNAKE (O.S.): Looks like we're not the only ones after Metal Gear tonight. OTACON (V.O.): Is that a chopper I just heard? SOLID SNAKE (O.S.): Affirmative. Probably another cavalry. What's their game? Hijack? OTACON (V.O.): They're probably targeting the ship's controls. SOLID SNAKE (O.S.): Otacon, how many men do you need to take over a tanker of this size? OTACON (V.O.): The ship is run by a computer so. . .I'd say about eighteen people. Snake investigates one of the soldiers' weapons. SOLID SNAKE (O.S.): AKS-74u? Snake then sights a meeting of a group of soldiers in more complete uniforms, as well as another very large man, SERGEI GURLUKOVICH. SOLID SNAKE (O.S.): Russians? OTACON (V.O.): Are you sure? SOLID SNAKE (O.S.): No Marine barber touched that head of hair. Sergei pulls out a fur hat from his belt, unfolds it, and puts it on. Snake takes a picture with his camera. SOLID SNAKE (O.S.): I'm transmitting a photo. Let's get an ID on him ASAP. OTACON (V.O.): I'm on it. We see Snake again, and hear THUNDERCLAPS. SOLID SNAKE: Looks like the tanker's theirs now. Snake hears the chopper's engine again. SOLID SNAKE: KA-60, Kasatka. OTACON (V.O.): Kasatka? Kamov chopper, right? "Killer Whale". . . CODEC SCREEN SOLID SNAKE: We need to get a fix on who they are. OTACON: Judging by their transport, are they some kind of military commandos? SOLID SNAKE: Not necessarily. It could be the KA-62, the civil model. OTACON: Look, Snake, all we need is the photographic evidence of Metal Gear. As long as we have those, we can put it online and blow the whole thing wide open. So no pyrotechnics, OK? SOLID SNAKE: Alright, I'll do my best. OTACON: This isn't like Shadow Moses. Reach me if anything happens. The frequency's 141.12. SOLID SNAKE: How can I check in and save my progress? OTACON: I'll do it. There's a frequency set aside for it--140.96. Sorry, but no Mei Ling this time. Call me on the Codec when you wanna save. SOLID SNAKE: Got it. OTACON: I'll be waiting just past the Verrazano Bridge. You need to be off that ship by then. SOLID SNAKE: I'll be in touch. Cut transmission. Snake goes to the bridge of the ship, under the player's control. INT. TANKER - BRIDGE Snake enters the room quietly and very cautiously, with his M9 in his hand and at the ready. He passes through the room, ignoring the blank stares of the dead Marines in the room, and goes to the window. He looks outside. SOLID SNAKE: So it is the Kasatka--Russian choppers! EXT. TANKER We see three more Kasatkas fly over to the tanker and hover over it. INT. KASATKA Three soldiers jump out of the chopper and down a rope. EXT. TANKER We see three soldiers LAND on the deck of the tanker and run in with their guns up and at the ready as they INVADE THE SHIP. The choppers FLY AWAY. INT. TANKER - BRIDGE Snake walks over to a computer console and presses a few buttons. He RECOILS upon seeing what the computer tells him. CODEC SCREEN Snake calls Otacon. OTACON: Snake, did you find out where that tanker is headed? SOLID SNAKE: I'm looking at it--35 degrees longitude, latitude around 58. OTACON: More than 500 miles off the coast of the Bermudas, out in the middle of the Atlantic. So, the prototype is ready for solo testing-- it's basically combat-worthy. That area's outside the Second Fleet's operational range, too- it must be a standalone Marine Corps project, which means this Metal Gear must be designed for independent deployment-- without any Naval assistance. Anyway, analysis can wait 'til later. Snake, you need to go down into the holds and locate the actual Metal-- Snake hears a CRASH and LOOKS UP in surprise. Cut transmission. INT. TANKER - BRIDGE Snake looks out a window to the left, where he sees a female soldier talking on a portable radio. He goes outside. EXT. TANKER - UPPER LEVEL The female soldier, OLGA GURLUKOVICH, is talking to Sergei on her radio. Like Sergei, she has a pronounced Russian accent. She wears a striped shirt, heavy military plants, and a brown hat that covers her eyes. SERGEI (V.O.): Shalashaska has landed. I'm on my way to the tanker holds. Report your status. Snake comes outside and hides behind a metal box, listening to Olga's conversation. OLGA: Control room, communications and engine room are under control. All entry and exit points to the tanker holds secured. Infrared sensors placed and operational. SERGEI (V.O.): Good work. Are the explosives in place? Olga moves the radio to her other hand. OLGA: Yes. They are all planted. SERGEI (V.O.): Listen. Once we have what we came for, the tanker will be scuttled. OLGA: And the vehicle's pilot? SERGEI (V.O.): He's the only one who underwent the VR training. No one else can do it. OLGA: Are you sure you can trust him? SERGEI (V.O.): Your part in the mission is complete. You are to leave at once. Olga SWINGS HER ARM around in a circle angrily. OLGA: No, it's not over yet! SERGEI (V.O.): I can see the moon, even in this storm. Pale. . . EXT. TANKER - UPPER LEVEL - OPPOSITE SIDE We see Sergei, talking on the opposite end of the radio. We hear him clearly, instead of through Olga's radio. SERGEI: . . .as death. I have a bad feeling about this mission. EXT. TANKER - UPPER LEVEL SERGEI (V.O.): You swore this to me. That you would leave the unit, once the mission was complete. EXT. TANKER - UPPER LEVEL - OPPOSITE SIDE SERGEI: Do not worry, this is a country of liberty. EXT. TANKER - UPPER LEVEL OLGA: No! This is where I belong, with the unit! I have nowhere else to go! Olga DRAWS A GUN and COCKS it. OLGA: Father, I want to stay and fight! EXT. TANKER - UPPER LEVEL - OPPOSITE SIDE SERGEI: There is no choice to make here, Olga! Need I remind you that you are carrying my grandchild!? EXT. TANKER - UPPER LEVEL Olga puts a hand on her belly and SIGHS HELPLESSLY. SERGEI (V.O.): You will be on the helicopter out of here, NOW! Sergei CUTS THE TRANSMISSION. Olga lowers the radio. OLGA: Dammit! We hear a CHOPPER ENGINE, and we see a group of soldiers WAVING to Olga in a Kasatka. She raises one arm and WAVES it twice, as if to tell them to leave. Suddenly, Snake JUMPS out of hiding and points his M9 at Olga. SOLID SNAKE: Freeze! Olga doesn't flinch. She just stops moving. SOLID SNAKE: Hands over your head! NOW! Olga slowly RAISES HER ARMS, her pistol still in one of her hands. We see another gun tucked in to the back of her pants. SOLID SNAKE: Toss your gun overboard! Slowly. Olga does so. SOLID SNAKE: A woman? Show your face! OLGA: You men. . .you're all the same! SOLID SNAKE: Who are you? Olga slowly REMOVES HER CAP, revealing her short, silvery white hair. OLGA: We are nomads. Wanderers. She LETS GO of her cap, and it FLIES down past Snake in the wind. She starts to take a step back. SOLID SNAKE: I said, DON'T MOVE! Olga takes one step forward. OLGA: Americans. So you shoot women too? Snake shakes his head, his gun still pointed at Olga. SOLID SNAKE: I'm a nomad too. Olga SNORTS INDIGNANTLY at him. SOLID SNAKE: What else do you have there? Take the knife and toss it! Olga cocks an eyebrow at Snake and REMOVES HER KNIFE from her belt. She CROUCHES down to drop it. SOLID SNAKE: Not there! Toss it overboard! Olga stands up again. SOLID SNAKE: Hold that position! Now, turn around! OLGA: You know what you're doing. The tanker LURCHES, and Snake loses his balance, but he recovers quickly. The RAIN STOPS. OLGA: It's stopped raining. . . Snake cautiously moves back into his position. OLGA: Not too shabby, is it? New York, I mean! Olga suddenly SPINS AROUND with the knife in her hand-- --There is a BANG-- --In slow motion, we see Snake DODGE a few centimeters to his left, a desperate expression on his face, as a silver bullet FLIES PAST HIM-- --The knife LEAVES OLGA'S HAND-- --And CLANGS off of the metal box in front of Snake. Olga suddenly has a gun in her hand, and she RUNS in back of a bunch of equipment under a tarp, her gun at the ready. OLGA: --And that brings our tour to its conclusion! SOLID SNAKE: Scout knife with a surprise. . .you a Spetsnaz? OLGA: I think you deserve a little credit. No one's ever dodged that shot of mine. . .but no one gets lucky twice, either! White flash. Snake fights Olga, and she opens the battle with a few comments. OLGA I've been with the unit since I was born. I grew up on the battlefield. Conflict and victory were my parents. The unit is my life, my family. We've shared everything. . .all the bad and all the good. . .I have no one, nothing except the unit! Whoever you are, you're not stopping us! Eventually, Snake defeats her with his tranquilizer gun. He cautiously WALKS over to her, gun at the ready, and makes sure she is unconscious. Satisfied, he takes her USP and COCKS it. He looks at her body for a short time, and SIGHS. He suddenly hears a SMALL ENGINE. He looks up and sees a Cypher, a small robotic camera supported by a propeller. The Cypher descends to about ten feet above him and CLICKS, like a camera taking a picture. It then flies away. SOLID SNAKE: Cypher!? CODEC SCREEN Snake calls Otacon. SOLID SNAKE: Otacon, the ship appears to be under their control. The men have Russian gear, but I haven't been able to find out anything else about their origin. OTACON: I know who they are. SOLID SNAKE: You do? OTACON: We've ID'ed the old man. SOLID SNAKE: Who is he? OTACON: Sergei Gurlukovich. SOLID SNAKE: Gurlukovich. . .one of Ocelot's allies!? In the center of the codec screen, we see a video of the footage Snake got of the meeting on the deck earlier when Snake took the picture of Sergei. OTACON: Yeah. . .the GRU colonel. He's the one Ocelot was supposed to meet up with after Shadow Moses. SOLID SNAKE: They're after Metal Gear. . . OTACON: Everything's changed. This is not gonna be a simple as we thought. SOLID SNAKE: You could say that. I saw a surveillance remote just now. It looked like a Cypher. OTACON: A Marine Cypher-T? SOLID SNAKE: No, Army. OTACON: First the Marines, then the Russians, now the Army? SOLID SNAKE: You're right, this isn't gonna be simple. OTACON: Snake, there's something I have to tell you. SOLID SNAKE: What? OTACON: We didn't dig up this info, uh, about the new Metal Gear on our own. Not like usual. SOLID SNAKE: How did you find out then? OTACON: It was a tip. An anonymous tip. SOLID SNAKE: Anonymous? You've never trusted those. . .why would you start now? OTACON: I, uh. . .I have a younger sister. A stepsister. We have different parents. I only knew her for two years. SOLID SNAKE: You've never mentioned her before. So? OTACON: The sender of the tip was "E.E.". SOLID SNAKE: E.E.? OTACON: Her name is Emma, but I always call her "E.E.". SOLID SNAKE: Emma Emmerich? OTACON: Yeah. It just caught my eye, you know? I figured it was a coincidence, but I couldn't get it out of my mind. There's really no one out there who knows about her. . . SOLID SNAKE: When was the last time you saw her? OTACON: Over ten years ago. SOLID SNAKE: You think it was a trap? To lure us out here? OTACON: I don't know. After I got the tip, I did break into the Pentagon's system to get confirmation. . . SOLID SNAKE: OK. . . OTACON: Watch your back, Snake. Maybe I screwed up. SOLID SNAKE: I've got a light-equipped USP. I can take them on now. There's no ammo, but it takes a 9mm, just like the Marines' M9. I'll find those somewhere around here. OTACON: Don't raise too much racket with that thing. SOLID SNAKE: I hear you. Cut transmission. Snake goes to the tanker's holds, under the player's control. INT. TUNNEL LEADING TO TANKER HOLDS Snake cautiously tiptoes through the tunnel, and suddenly hears the creak of a DOOR LOCK. He instantly RAISES HIS USP, and then CROUCHES DOWN behind a metal box. We see the door in front of Snake OPENING, and three guards walk into the tunnel. They aim their AK's down the hall, and the second guard pulls out his radio. The third guard CLOSES THE DOOR. GUARD: Colonel, we have sealed the stern hatch. We hear Sergei over the radio. SERGEI (V.O.): Alright. GUARD: The lift is also under our control. SERGEI (V.O.): We are on the fore deck. About to descend to the holds. GUARD: Sir, the Marine commander has started his speech already. SERGEI (V.O.): We will complete the preparations before the end of the speech. GUARD: All communications to the holds have been severed. No one is aware of our presence. SERGEI (V.O.): Let NO ONE down into the holds until we are out. GUARD: Yes sir! We will secure your exit, with our lives if necessary! SERGEI (V.O.): There is one more thing. GUARD: Yes sir? Sergei pauses, as if considering what to say. SERGEI (V.O.): My daughter--keep her safe! GUARD: Yes sir! Sergei cuts the transmission. The guards begin to walk down the hall, their guns at the ready. We see Snake BLINK, realizing he cannot escape without being seen. Suddenly, a guard looks up, knowing he is not alone. GUARD: Who goes there!? Snake, his cover having been blown, is forced to dispatch all of the guards. He does so with his USP, and then cautiously walks forward through the smoke from the guns firing. He TURNS THE LOCK on the door and goes through, unaware of another guard HIDING SILENTLY behind him. As he tiptoes through the door, the guard comes up from behind him and CLOSES THE DOOR. The guard SIGHS in relief. Then, he hears SLOW FOOTSTEPS from behind him, and he RAISES HIS AK. GUARD: Who goes there!? We see Revolver Ocelot approach him. GUARD: . . .Oh, Shalashaska. Ocelot comes right up to him. GUARD: But why are you here? We thought you were with the Colonel? Ocelot suddenly RAISES A REVOLVER up to the guard's forehead. GUARD: What the--!? Ocelot FIRES. The guard FALLS TO THE FLOOR, SCREAMING and TWITCHING. Ocelot's gun spins around in his hand, and he replaces it in his holster. Ocelot walks over to the door and LOCKS IT, and then turns around and starts to leave the way he came. He turns around and addresses the dead guard. REVOLVER OCELOT: The Colonel will be joining you soon--Comrade! CODEC SCREEN Snake calls Otacon. OTACON: Snake, are in yet? Have you made it to the holds? SOLID SNAKE: It's taking longer than I expected. We've already passed the Verrazano bridge. OTACON: Alright, we'll use another recovery point. SOLID SNAKE: They may be planning to change course. OTACON: What? SOLID SNAKE: The exits to the deck are all sealed. OTACON: What are they planning? SOLID SNAKE: If they get Metal Gear, we're going right off the fringe. INT. TANKER - HOLDS 1 We see Snake looking down at an assembly of Marines from a platform high above. We hear the voice of Colonel Dolph SPEAKING INDISTINCTLY. SOLID SNAKE: The men down here are definitely Marines. OTACON (V.O.): If the deck is sealed off, then they have no way of knowing that the ship's been taken over. SOLID SNAKE: I'm not interested in fighting these guys. The weapons won't do me much good here. OTACON (V.O.): Can you see Metal Gear? SOLID SNAKE: No. I'll have to go around to the bow. They have some serious defenses here. I doubt the recent arrivals want to blast their way through the Marines either. OTACON (V.O.): Wonder where they're headed. SOLID SNAKE: I don't know. Not the beach, that's for sure. CODEC SCREEN OTACON: OK, Snake. Let's go over this one more time. Use this camera to get photographic evidence of the Metal Gear prototype. Now do your thing and take pictures that speak louder than the government's plausible denials. We need four shots: Metal Gear from the front, front-right, and front-left, and a close-up of the Marine Corps marking. SOLID SNAKE: Marking? We see a video of the side of Metal Gear and the Marine Corps marking Otacon speaks of. OTACON: There should be a Marines insignia on the body of Metal Gear. Just let someone try explaining away a clear shot of that. SOLID SNAKE: Alright. OTACON: There's actually. . .one little thing. SOLID SNAKE: Just spit it out. I'm used to things going wrong. OTACON: It looks like someone's monitoring our transmission. SOLID SNAKE: Who? OTACON: I don't have a clue. All they're doing is watching. It would creep me out less if they tried to interfere with our communications. SOLID SNAKE: Could it have something to do with that Cypher we saw? OTACON: Maybe. I've switched the encryption protocol for our burst transmission for now. What I wanna do is use a different method for sending these photos, just in case. SOLID SNAKE: Instead of using the Codec? We see a video of a computer in the corner of the hold where Metal Gear is held. OTACON: Exactly. There's a workstation in the southeast corner of the block where Metal Gear is housed. I've made arrangements so that you can send the pictures from the machine. SOLID SNAKE: "Arrangements"? OTACON: I hitched a ride on Link-16 into U.S. Military's proprietary network. Managed to get into that workstation and overwrote a part of the system's software so I could remote-install a little app I wrote. SOLID SNAKE: Why bother with anything that complicated? OTACON: No, it's pretty simple, really. Look, all you have to do is stand in front of the machine and push the Action button. The app will automatically launch and download the image data from the camera, split the files and encrypt them individually. The data packets can them masquerade as-- SOLID SNAKE: OK, OK! So all I have to do is push the Action button in front of the computer once I have the pictures, right? OTACON: Well, sure, if you put it that way. . . and one more thing. The Commandant's already begun his speech, but you need to get the pictures before he's done talking. Otherwise, they'll spot you. OK? SOLID SNAKE: How much time do I have? OTACON: I hacked into his personal files and took a look at the text of that speech. I'd say you have seven minutes, longer if he throws in a joke or two. SOLID SNAKE: A seven-minute time limit, huh? OTACON: Remember, Snake, just the photos, OK? SOLID SNAKE: With these kinds of odds, I won't be making any sudden moves. But that doesn't mean we can just let Metal Gear be hijacked. OTACON: OK, OK, but first the photos! SOLID SNAKE: Alright. We'll deal with the rest when we get there. OTACON: Stay low. Cut transmission. INT. TANKER - HOLD 1 Under the player's control, Snake sneaks past the Marines and into the hold where Metal Gear is being housed. INT. TANKER - METAL GEAR'S HOLD As Snake enters the hold, the sliding door CLOSES BEHIND HIM, and he sees Metal Gear held in a similar way to the way Metal Gear REX was held in Metal Gear Solid. Cables hold it down. COLONEL DOLPH stands on a platform below it, addressing another assembly of Marines below him. He is a black man who appears to be in his thirties. He is still SPEAKING INDISTINCTLY as Snake enters. SOLID SNAKE: Metal Gear!! Snake takes the pictures of Metal Gear with his camera and uploads them to Otacon through the computer in the room. Once he is done, the Colonel finishes his speech. Snake hides behind a wall, watching. COLONEL DOLPH: . . .We, the Marines, will lead the charge into a new world order with Metal Gear RAY! That is all. Dismissed. The assembly of Marines salutes the Colonel, and he salutes back. The room is silent. And then, we hear a single person CLAPPING SLOWLY. The Marines and the Colonel LOOK AROUND NERVOUSLY. We see the spiked boots of Revolver Ocelot. REVOLVER OCELOT (O.S.): Excellent speech, my friend! COLONEL DOLPH: Who the. . .? We see Ocelot APPROACHING from behind Metal Gear. REVOLVER OCELOT: Gift of the silver tongue! They say it's the mark of a good officer. Ocelot stops in back of Metal Gear, visible to the Colonel and the Marines. REVOLVER OCELOT: And of a liar! Americans are too in love with the sound of their own voice to speak the truth. COLONEL DOLPH: Identify yourself! The Marines ASCEND THE PLATFORM and POINT THEIR GUNS at Ocelot. REVOLVER OCELOT: I am Shalashaska, also called Revolver Ocelot! Snake's EYES WIDEN in surprise at hearing that name. We see images of Ocelot from Metal Gear Solid. The Marines start to APPROACH OCELOT, but the Colonel's HAND SNAPS UP to stop them. COLONEL DOLPH: What do you want? Ocelot starts to WALK FORWARD. REVOLVER OCELOT: This machine will be quite useful. COLONEL DOLPH: What are you planning to do, steal this thing!? REVOLVER OCELOT: Steal? No, no. . .I'm taking it back! Ocelot slowly approaches. We see Snake, moving behind metal crate to crate to get a better view. Suddenly, a hand GRABS THE COLONEL, and we see Sergei with a gun pointed at the Colonel's head, taking him hostage. The Marines SPIN AROUND and point their guns at Sergei. Sergei MOVES BACK SLOWLY. SOLID SNAKE: Gurlukovitch. . . REVOLVER OCELOT: Nobody move! Understood!? Ocelot walks up in front of Sergei, addressing the Marines. INT. TANKER - HOLD 2 The cameraman in the back records the action, and the Marines in the other holds are watching the video and PANICKING. INT. TANKER - METAL GEAR'S HOLD Ocelot RAISES HIS HAND, holding a detonator switch. REVOLVER OCELOT: This ship now carries enough SEMTEX on its key structural points to blow it out of the water at the touch of this button! The Marines FLINCH and start to SHRINK BACK. REVOLVER OCELOT: That's right. . .no one has to die needlessly. . . Gurlukovitch's soldiers drop down on ropes and LAND on the platform. They RAISE THEIR GUNS to back Ocelot up. REVOLVER OCELOT: We're almost at the target! Get a move on! The soldiers get to work, DISCONNECTING THE CABLES on Metal Gear. We hear a METALLIC ROAR as Metal Gear comes alive. The Colonel is still being held hostage by Sergei. COLONEL DOLPH: What do you intend to do with RAY? Sell it on the streets? SERGEI: I was raised in Snezinsk, formerly known as Chelyabinsk-70, the nuclear research outpost. COLONEL DOLPH: What're you talking about? SERGEI: After the Cold War ended, my home was bought out by the Americans. COLONEL DOLPH: Is there a point to this sad story? SERGEI: Not that you would understand! Land, friends, dignity, all sold to the highest bidder, the United States of America! Even the technology that gave birth to these weapons is Russian! Developed by US! COLONEL DOLPH: What do you intend to do? SERGEI: Russia will rise again! And RAY is the key! REVOLVER OCELOT: I regret to inform you that I have no intention of selling Metal Gear. As I said, I came to take it back. Sergei GASPS, staring at Ocelot. His soldiers are FLINCHING as well. REVOLVER OCELOT: Yes, returned. To the Patriots! The Colonel STRUGGLES. COLONEL DOLPH: The La-li-lu-le-lo? How's that POSSIBLE!? SERGEI: Ocelot!! YOU! HAVE YOU SOLD US OUT!? Ocelot SNORTS. REVOLVER OCELOT: Hmph. I was never in your employ, Gurlukovitch. SERGEI: Are you still in league with Solidus? REVOLVER OCELOT: No hard feelings, Colonel. Mother Russia can ROT, for all I care! SERGEI: Since when, Ocelot? When did you turn!? REVOLVER OCELOT: I'm glad you noticed, "comrade"--I abandoned her during the Cold War. SERGEI: Arrrrrgh! REVOLVER OCELOT: Metal Gear only has room for one! INT. TANKER - HOLD 2 The Marines start to PANIC again. INT. TANKER - METAL GEAR'S HOLD SERGEI: DAMN YOU!!! Sergei PUSHES the Colonel away-- Ocelot PULLS HIS COAT OFF AND THROWS IT at Sergei-- SERGEI: DIE, YOU DOG! Sergei RAISES HIS GUN-- --Before he gets a chance to fire, Ocelot DRAWS A GUN AND FIRES at Sergei, punching holes in the flying coat-- --Sergei and the Colonel fall down, bullet holes in their chests, GROANING. Ocelot DROPS HIS SMOKING REVOLVER. REVOLVER OCELOT: Sergei! Looks like you were long overdue for retirement. SERGEI: Traitorous. . .dog. . . Sergei FALLS DOWN, dead. Sergei's soldiers SPIN AROUND to shoot Ocelot-- --Ocelot DRAWS ANOTHER GUN and SPINS AROUND, FIRING WILDLY-- --Sergei's soldiers DIE. Ocelot's gun SPINS AROUND in his hand, and Ocelot PLACES THE REVOLVER IN HIS HOLSTER. Ocelot once again RAISES THE DETONATOR and addresses the Marines. REVOLVER OCELOT: Show's over! If you wish to live, I suggest you run now! This ship is still in the lower New York Harbor! You may yet make it to shore if you swim for your life! Ocelot PRESSES THE BUTTON. A BOMB EXPLODES behind him. The Marines are RUNNING AROUND FRANTICALLY, YELLING AND SCREAMING. Water is FLOWING IN. The tanker is ROCKING back and forth. There are more EXPLOSIONS in the holds. The camera FALLS OFF ITS TRIPOD and hits the floor. The screen in the second part of the holds SHATTERS, dropping broken glass everywhere. A few Marines manage to keep their balance and SHOOT THEIR GUNS at Ocelot, who is calmly approaching Metal Gear's cockpit. We see Snake SPLASHING THROUGH THE WATER toward Metal Gear, and he CLIMBS UP onto a platform far below Ocelot. He RAISES HIS GUN toward Ocelot. SOLID SNAKE: OCELOT!!! Ocelot suddenly STOPS in front of Metal Gear's cockpit, and his right arm TWITCHES with an ELECTRICAL ZAP. REVOLVER OCELOT: Hm? Arrrrrrgh! Ocelot GRABS HIS WRIST and WRITES IN PAIN, as if his wrist is suddenly an enemy that must be eliminated. We see images of LIQUID SNAKE from Metal Gear Solid. And then, suddenly, we see Ocelot again. His right sleeve is now rolled up, so we can see that his right forearm is pale white and the veins are bulging. His veins are also bulging on his face. He speaks with the voice of Liquid Snake from Metal Gear Solid. LIQUID SNAKE: It's been awhile, BROTHER! SOLID SNAKE: Who are you!? LIQUID SNAKE: You know who I am! Solid Snake looks at Liquid Snake with an appraising eye. SOLID SNAKE: Liquid!? LIQUID SNAKE: Not so young anymore, eh, Snake!? You're drowning in time! I know what it's like, brother. Solid Snake breathes heavily, overwhelmed. LIQUID SNAKE: No wonder Naomi passed you over for the FOXDIE program! He suddenly screams. We hear several disturbing NOISES. REVOLVER OCELOT AND LIQUID SNAKE: OUT! GET OUT OF MY MIND, LIQUID! Ocelot BITES HIS WRIST. He then releases it and we hear a FARAWAY SCREAM. LIQUID SNAKE: The price of physical prodigy! Few more years and you'll be another dead clone of the old man! Our raw materials are vintage, brother-- Big Boss was in his late fifties when they created his copies. But I--I live on, through this arm! SOLID SNAKE: Liquid's arm!? There is suddenly an EXPLOSION under RAY, forcing Solid Snake to roll away. SOLID SNAKE: Ahhhhhhhhhhhh!!! We see Sergei for the last time. SERGEI: Ol. . .ga. . . We see his dead body, FLOATING IN THE WATER, blood FLOWING out of his mouth. Colonel Dolph's body also floats nearby. INT. TANKER - HOLD 2 A Marine is CLIMBING A LADDER in a desperate attempt to escape. An EXPLOSION erupts beneath him, and he FALLS. MARINE: Ahhhhh!!! We see a JOLT of the tanker knocking Solid Snake backwards into the water. Ocelot, still controlled by Liquid, runs to Metal Gear's cockpit and dives in. INT. METAL GEAR RAY'S COCKPIT Ocelot sits down at the control console. His right arm presses a few buttons, and we hear BEEPING. INT. METAL GEAR RAY'S HOLD Metal Gear's COCKPIT CLOSES, and its mechanical "eyes" light up. Solid Snake CLIMBS OUT OF THE WATER and onto the platform right underneath Metal Gear, PANTING. He SLOWLY STANDS UP and stares at Metal Gear. Metal Gear STANDS UP, its LIMBS CREAKING. We hear Liquid over Metal Gear's speaker, as we did in Metal Gear Solid when he was piloting Metal Gear REX. LIQUID SNAKE (V.O.): You don't have what it takes after all! RAY's head SLAMS INTO THE CEILING, which CRACKS. LIQUID SNAKE (V.O.): You're going down, Snake, with this tanker! Metal Gear SWINGS A LIMB, hitting Solid Snake. He is FLUNG BACKWARDS and against a wall. He FALLS DOWN and appears unconscious. RAY then turns around, amidst falling DEBRIS. The Marines still alive on the second floor of the building are scrambling for cover, FIRING THEIR GUNS at RAY with no apparent effect. One soldier aims a handgun at RAY, and his superior HOLDS OUT HIS HAND, telling him to stop. He readies his own grenade launcher-- --And FIRES-- --The shell EXPLODES on RAY's armor, not affecting it at all. Metal Gear turns to them and appears to stare. The Marines shrink back fearfully, as Metal Gear RAISES ITS LEG-- --And SMASHES the second floor-- --Marines DIVE FOR COVER. Metal Gear lets out a METALLIC ROAR, turns around again and SUBMERGES ITS HEAD in the water. Solid Snake regains consciousness, and STANDS UP, staring at RAY. SOLID SNAKE: Otacon, we have a problem! Then Metal Gear raises upright once more, and its head SPLITS OPEN, revealing a laser beam which CUTS A HOLE IN THE WALL. Water GUSHES IN, as Metal Gear ROARS again. The water pushes Snake off the platform he is standing on. He FALLS INTO THE WATER. OTACON (V.O.): Snake! Snake sinks headfirst into the depths below. OTACON (V.O.): Snaaaaake!! We see Metal Gear RAY rising through the water, amidst all of the bodies of the Marines. EXT. SURFACE OF THE WATER Metal Gear BURSTS out of the water and lands on the remains of the tanker. We see Solid Snake, apparently still alive, pop his head out of the water, GASPING FOR AIR. RAY lowers its head down toward Snake, ROARING. METAL GEAR RAY'S VIEWPOINT We see Snake trying to tread water through RAY's HUD. REVOLVER OCELOT (V.O.): No problems. Proceeding as planned, sir. EXT. SURFACE OF THE WATER RAY dives backwards and hits the surface of the water, SPLASHING. A massive wave hits Snake, who disappears under the water, COUGHING. The WIND BLOWS in the storm, and there are more THUNDERCLAPS. EXT. METAL GEAR RAY - UNDERWATER RAY floats past us, underwater. We hear Ocelot giving a status report. REVOLVER OCELOT (V.O.): Yes, at the location we discussed. Yes, I have photographic evidence of Snake on the scene. The Cypher was most useful. EXT. REMAINS OF TANKER High above, so that Snake cannot be seen. REVOLVER OCELOT (V.O.): I look forward to tomorrow morning's news flash. EXT. METAL GEAR RAY - UNDERWATER REVOLVER OCELOT (V.O.): I would say the Marine Corps' plans are on indefinite hold. Yes, of course. . . INT. METAL GEAR RAY - COCKPIT REVOLVER OCELOT (V.O.): . . .Mr. President. EXT. METAL GEAR RAY - UNDERWATER We hear Metal Gear's ENGINES ROAR as it BLASTS far away from the scene. EXT. 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