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Submitted by Romudeth 682d ago | opinion piece

Is Liquid Snake the main protagonist of The Phantom Pain/Metal Gear Solid 5?

STFUandPLAY's Romudeth writes:

"As to whom we’re seeing on screen; I have a theory. I was talking to a friend and he’s convinced me that this character is non-other than Liquid Snake.

The theory that this new character is Liquid could be dismissed because the arm he’s missing is his left one and not the right. However, we have to keep in mind that “an arm” was recovered. It was never specified as to which one." (Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, PS3, Xbox 360)

Update Original Title:

Is The Phantom Pain Really Metal Gear Solid 5? Is That Liquid Snake?

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bunt-custardly  +   682d ago
You forgot the biggest clue of them all, the fact that the character's hair looks lighter than Snake's and Big Boss, hinting at Liquid, although Solidus also has light hair. That said, Liquid possibly dyed his hair that colour in MGS, I can't recall.

The age of the character would fit Liquid also, and the British flag in the hospital also some hint seeing as Liquid has ties to the UK.

"You've been in a coma for quite some time".

What's interesting is could this be the true story of what happened to Liquid Snake post Shadow Moses and could it be that Liquid is suffering phantom pain from who he is cloned from... Big Boss, hence some of the visions in the trailer.

Just to add. I thought this was actually a nightmare mini game for MGS V developed by a different studio.
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Romudeth  +   682d ago
Thanks for those details man. You're totally right. I updated the editorial and gave you a shout out.

BTW I think the title is supposed to mean the phantom pain of his missing limb. This is something that amputees always talk about.
Heavenly King  +   682d ago
Liquid is missing the right arm so NO.
Romudeth  +   682d ago
Read the article Heavenly King.
WeskerChildReborned  +   682d ago
Yea it could be a mini game or something like that cause Kojima likes to add unique funny and pretty entertaining stuff in his games, like the beginning of MGS4 where you watch TV and stuff.
Heavenly King  +   682d ago
Gets your facts straight dude. Liquid is missing the right arm. NOT THE LEFT ONE.

And the image is not inverted because when they approach the elevator,you can see that the numbers above it are normal, and the protagonist still has the prosthetic left arm.
bunt-custardly  +   682d ago
We all know that the arms are different, but how can you even be sure the character even has a missing arm when the whole scene could be a dream. It's possible the missing arm is a clue and hint towards Liquid. I agree the evidence more supports Big Boss as the character, but then we were also led to believe we'd be playing MGS 2 entirely as Solid Snake.
LarVanian  +   682d ago
That would be an awesome twist!
andibandit  +   681d ago
Id prefer gaseous snake or evaporating snake
Ace_Pheonix  +   682d ago
**** NO! That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard. How are people taking the fact that Ocelot took dead Liquids arm and turning it into this? It would be more plausible for it to be Ocelot, but it isn't. It's so very obviously Big Boss, you'd have to be completely ignorant of the series to think anything else.
plmkoh  +   681d ago
Right off the bat it can't be Liquid Snake, only Solid Snake resembles Big Boss.
Yangus  +   682d ago
This game not MGS5 and not next-gen visuals.
plmkoh  +   681d ago
The answer is pretty obvious, no f'ing around with is that this and what if that, it's pretty simple:

The 'Phantom pain' is a chapter in MGS5 as in actually leading to a boss battle ie the specter you see floating around. The boss specialises in psychological tricks and the level is a product of it. Quite frankly I'm shaking my head at why this hasn't been suggested when a big deal of Metal Gear involves some sort of boss like that.
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xBigxBossx  +   681d ago
It's not Big Boss because Big Boss had a snake like scar across his chest like the boss had. So it's either liquid or solid in the cloning process.

He has the scar in Peace Walker for those who hart played it. I'm assuming this falls after peace walker?
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Ace_Pheonix  +   681d ago
After you break out of the prison cell by pulling the saw string out of your scar, he talks to Miller about it and they say how his scar will disappear now. Granted, Peace Walker never really did a good job explaining that whole scar thing, but it stated itself that it would go away.
xBigxBossx  +   681d ago
I never got that codec. I platinumed that game. But when I broke out I just broke the lock.
Zha1tan  +   681d ago
is this even MGS?
firelogic  +   681d ago
They didn't need to specify. Ocelot lost his right arm. You think they took Liquid's left and jury-rigged it into a right arm?
SovereignSnaKe  +   681d ago
-Very convincing scenario, but I don't think it's Liquid, I think Big Boss just looks Sick from being Comatose. For this to be True it would have to be set after Metal Gear Solid, missing the arm & such.

Also, when that Guy (who looks like Solid Snake) is standing in the Flames, do you think it's like a Nightmare trope, Like Big Boss is terrified that Solid Snake is coming to kill him (again), it's all very *Terminator-ish* as to say Big Boss helped create the one thing/human who can destroy him, and it now terrifies him. I think there is going to be some serious father/son issues in this game.

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