Last words in Metal Gear series games

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Following is a collection of last words spoken by characters in all Metal Gear series games.

Metal Gear Solid

  • Why?
    • Who: DARPA Chief Donald Anderson/Decoy Octopus
    • Note: Character is dying as a result of the FOXDIE virus.
  • They...they're just...using you for...
    • Who: Kenneth Baker
    • Note: Character is dying as a result of the FOXDIE virus.
  • This is the first time I've ever used my power to help someone. It's feels...kind of...nice.
  • No vibration either?!
  • Vibration is back!
    • Who: Psycho Mantis in Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
    • Note: In the original Japanese script of Metal Gear Solid, Psycho Mantis actually says, "It's strange... it feels... nostalgic." He says the second and third lines in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots after being sent to the grave by The Sorrow; the third being if you use the Dualshock 3 controller.
  • Everyone's here now. Okay hero...set me free.
    • Who: Sniper Wolf
    • Note: Solid Snake defeats Sniper Wolf, and then shoots her in the head at her request; she had been mortally wounded after being shot in the lung.
  • The path you walk on has no end. Each step you take is paved with the corpses of your enemies. Their souls will haunt you forever. You shall have no peace. Hear me, Snake! My spirit will be watching you!
    • Who: Vulcan Raven
    • Note: Said before he disappears, seemingly consumed by his ravens.
  • Snake...We're not tools of the government...or anyone else. Fighting was the only thing- *the only thing* I was good at. But at least I fought for what I believed in. Snake...farewell...
    • Who: Cyborg Ninja
    • Note: Character says this before being crushed by Metal Gear Rex.
  • Fox...?
    • Who: Liquid Snake in Metal Gear Solid
    • Note: Liquid is being killed by the FOXDIE virus. Snake completes the name by saying "Die." to Liquid.

Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty

  • Do it, I know you can.
    • Who: Peter Stillman
    • Note: Character is speaking to the main character, Raiden who doubts his abillity to dispose of a C4 bomb. Stillman triggered a proximity mine shortly beforehand.
  • You-you tricked me...I understand now. Ocelot you're-
    • Who: Richard Ames
    • Note: Character was suffering from a heart attack induced by his nanomachines shutting down his pacemaker. He had just realized that he was being used.
  • Laugh and grow fat!
    • Who: Fatman
    • Note: Character speaks line in reference to his obesity before dying of his wounds from his fight with Raiden.
  • My name is Helena Dolph Jackson, the daughter of a proud and noble soldier! I can finally see my family...again.
  • Good work, Jack. But this is where it gets interesting!
    • Who: Solidus Snake
    • Note: Said before attacking Raiden, who mortally wounds him and causes him to fall to his death.

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

  • The pain... the pain... the pain! The pain!!
    • Who: The Pain
  • 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 splendid way... to end it all. I have no regrets... I can return to the forest at last.
    • Who: The End
  • The fear! The fear!! I see it! The fear!
    • Who: The Fear
  • 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 will purge me clean. I can see it. Mission Control, do you read me? I'm coming home. I see the earth!
    • Who: The Fury
  • Shoot me! You want to finish your mission, don't you? Then... you'll have to shoot me. The spirit of the warrior... will always be with you. Don't be sad... we'll meet again someday.
  • The spirit of the warrior will always be with you.
  • Who's afraid of a little thunder?
    • Who: Colonel Volgin
    • Note: Was said in response to a storm beginning. He was then struck by a bolt of lighting, killing him.
  • There's only room for one Boss... and one Snake...

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

  • You and the beasts are no different...scorched shadows born to the world. When a beast steps into the light...unless the light is put out...the shadows cannot be erased. So long as there is light...there is shadow. To return everything to normal...the light must be extinguished. And when that be...too.
  • I can...die?
    • Who: Vamp
    • Notes: Said after being mortally wounded by Raiden, and having injected himself with a syringe that Naomi said would "return him to his true self".
  • Promise...promise'll carry on...our will.
    • Who: Naomi Hunter
    • Notes: Said after having disabled her nanomachines, allowing the cancer in her body to kill her.
  • I am Liquid's doppleganger. And you are his. your're pretty good...
  • This is good...isn't it?
    • Who: Big Boss
    • Note: Character is dying as a result of the new FOXDIE virus. These last words could be interpreted to mean many things. The most obvious would be a commentary on the reunion and reconciliation between father and son. However, he may also have been referring to the end of the Patriots' reign. Or, though far less likely, the old man may simply have been attempting small talk over the quality of the cigar he shared with his son during his final few moments of life.