When the Patriots created the battlefield control system known as SOP, they also established Drebins arms dealers to sell weapons to non-SOP militant groups on their behalf. By 2014, it was estimated that there were no less than 1,000 Drebins across the world. With the demise of SOP and its control over all military systems, however, the Drebins were freed from the Patriots' yoke.
Following this, the Drebins banded together and formed their own company, DREBINS, and intended to continue their role as weapons dealers as they viewed the Patriots' demise as liberating, as Drebin 893 told Otacon. and also venture into new businesses besides gun laundering. The slogan written on their armored cars is "DREBINS: WE HAVE YOURS," a play on the previous, "EYE HAVE YOU."
Behind the scenes
Although the epilogue Naked Sin implies that the DREBINS intended to continue the weapons laundering business after the Patriots fall, the Metal Gear Solid 4 Database article for "DREBINS: WE HAVE YOURS" mentioned that they entered business ventures besides gun laundering.
Notes and references
- ^ Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Kojima Productions (2008).
Otacon: So does that mean you're out of a job now? // Drebin 893: Are you kiddin'? I got the DREBINS. All the Drebins in the world are in on it. From now on, we're in business for ourselves. We are pawns no more.
- ^ http://mgsdb.com/en/enc/561
- Metal Gear Solid 4 Database ("DREBINS," "DREBINS: WE HAVE YOURS")