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Area 51, officially known as Groom Lake Air Force Base, is a military installation located in Nevada, United States. The base is completely off-limits, giving rise to theories that it is a UFO crash site or an alien research lab. The base is crisscrossed by numerous runways, leading some to speculate that it is used to test prototype military aircraft.
In 2011, Raiden infiltrated Area 51 in order to rescue Sunny, the daughter of Olga Gurlukovich, with the help of Big Mama and the Paradise Lost Army. After Sunny was rescued from the base, Raiden was captured by the Patriots and turned into a cyborg but was eventually rescued.
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It was during this time that Raiden met Boris Vyacheslavovich Popov, who would later become the leader of the PMSC Maverick. At least one of the platoon commanders for Desperado also became a cyborg at either this facility or a similar Patriot-owned facility. According to Kevin Washington, the Men In Boxes were rumored to have originated at Area 51.
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Behind the scenes
In the overseas versions of Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, the Solid Magazine's cover briefly mentions Area 51. In addition, Chico briefly alludes to Area 51, although not by name, in the Mine Base briefing tapes, by stating that various secret bases were established by the U.S. military to store dead alien bodies and UFOs.
- Metal Gear Solid 4 Database ("Area 51," "Paradise Lost Army," "Raiden")
- Area 51 on Wikipedia
Notes and references
- ^ Doktor: (Hm...) There was classified data embedded on that hand. It appears that man (Desperado platoon commander) underwent modification at a Patriot facility... just as you did!
- ^ Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Kojima Productions/Platinum Games (2013).
Kevin Washington: (You know,) There's a rumor the MIBs [Men In Boxes] come from Area 51.
- ^ http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/15/us/area-51-documents