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Facecamo

Solid Snake wearing FaceCamo.

FaceCamo was a full head mask that utilized the same technology as Solid Snake's OctoCamo suit. The FaceCamo, in addition to allowing the face to utilize camouflage in environments, also allowed for the user to disguise himself/herself as another person, should they need to disguise themselves in public areas.

HistoryEdit

FaceCamo was used by Laughing Octopus, of the Beauty and the Beast Unit, during Liquid Ocelot's Insurrection in 2014. After being deployed to South America, Octopus used the FaceCamo to mimic Solid Snake's appearance while she killed a group of captured rebel soldiers, allowing one to flee after warning him, not to "forget this man's face, he was the bastard who killed your comarades." Laughing Octopus later utilized the FaceCamo in battle with Snake himself, within the lab where Dr. Naomi Hunter had been confined. Octopus mimicked Naomi's face in an attempt to trick Snake into letting his guard down. However, she was ultimately defeated, with Snake procuring the FaceCamo for himself.

The FaceCamo was later tailored to fit the size and shape of Snake's face.[1] He then used it to disguise himself from PMC forces in Eastern Europe, utilizing his younger appearance.[2]

Behind the scenesEdit

The Metal Gear Solid 4 equivalent of Metal Gear Solid 3's facepaint, using FaceCamo in conjunction with the OctoCamo causes the Camo Index to improve.

Unlocking ten or more FaceCamos (not counting password-unlockable FaceCamos) after downloading a trophy patch will unlock the trophy achievement "FaceCamo addict."

Once the player defeats Laughing Octopus, they will be able to wear it, even though Snake says "it does not have the size and shape of my face" during a Codec conversation with Drebin.

Bonus FaceCamosEdit

Defeating any of the Beauty bosses non-lethally will earn the player their FaceCamos. In addition, extra FaceCamos of main characters such as Otacon and Raiden can occasionally be obtained by bumping into certain characters with the Metal Gear Mk. II during Mission Briefings.

Other FaceCamos can also be unlocked by fulfilling certain conditions in-game.

  • None: No FaceCamo
  • FaceCamo: Basic FaceCamo that works just like the OctoCamo. There are no defining features. It is acquired from Laughing Octopus after she is defeated.
"A camouflage skullcap that uses the same kind of technology as OctoCamo. Combining with OctoCamo significantly increases camouflage effect."
―Description in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
  • Young Snake: Snake's younger appearance from the earlier games, sans bandana. Automatically acquired at the beginning of Act 3.
"A camouflage skullcap that uses the same kind of technology as OctoCamo. Shaped to resemble Snake's face before the rapid aging process began."
―Description in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
  • Young Snake w/ Bandana: Snake's younger appearance from the earlier games, with bandana. Automatically acquired at the beginning of Act 3.
"A camouflage skullcap that uses the same kind of technology as OctoCamo. Shaped to resemble Snake's face before the rapid aging process began. Features Snake wearing a bandana."
―Description in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
"A camouflage skullcap that uses the same kind of technology as OctoCamo. Shaped to resemble a polygon model of Solid Snake from MGS1."
―Description in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
  • Laughing Beauty: Laughing Beauty's face. It is acquired by non-lethally defeating her.
"A camouflage skullcap that uses the same kind of technology as OctoCamo. Shaped to resemble Laughing Beauty's face."
―Description in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
  • Raging Beauty: Raging Beauty's face. It is acquired by non-lethally defeating her.
"A camouflage skullcap that uses the same kind of technology as OctoCamo. Shaped to resemble Raging Beauty's face."
―Description in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
  • Crying Beauty: Crying Beauty's face. It is acquired by non-lethally defeating her.
"A camouflage skullcap that uses the same kind of technology as OctoCamo. Shaped to resemble Crying Beauty's face."
―Description in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
  • Screaming Beauty: This is Screaming Beauty's face. It is acquired by non-lethally defeating her.
"A camouflage skullcap that uses the same kind of technology as OctoCamo. Shaped to resemble Screaming Beauty's face."
―Description in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
  • Big Boss: The face of Big Boss's "corpse." It can be acquired by achieving the Big Boss emblem.
"A camouflage skullcap that uses the same kind of technology as OctoCamo. Shaped to resemble Big Boss's face."
―Description in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
  • Raiden A: Cyborg Raiden - Visor Closed. It is acquired by bumping into Naomi Hunter with the Mk. II, during the Mission Briefings.
"A camouflage skullcap that uses the same kind of technology as OctoCamo. Shaped to resemble Raiden's face as a cyborg (visor closed)."
―Description in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
  • Raiden B: Cyborg Raiden - Visor Open. It is acquired by bumping into Sunny with the Mk. II, during the Mission Briefings.
"A camouflage skullcap that uses the same kind of technology as OctoCamo. Shaped to resemble Raiden's face as a cyborg (visor open)."
―Description in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
  • Campbell: This is Roy Campbell's face. It is acquired by bumping into him with the Mk. II, during the initial briefing which can be accessed from the options menu.
"A camouflage skullcap that uses the same kind of technology as OctoCamo. Shaped to resemble Campbell's face."
―Description in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
  • Otacon: This is Hal Emmerich's face. It is acquired by bumping into him with the Mk. II, during the Mission Briefings.
"A camouflage skullcap that uses the same kind of technology as OctoCamo. Shaped to resemble Otacon's face."
―Description in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
  • Drebin: This is Drebin 893's face. It is acquired by collecting 60 or more weapon types.
"A camouflage skullcap that uses the same kind of technology as OctoCamo. Shaped to resemble Drebin's face."
―Description in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

Other appearancesEdit

The only other time FaceCamo has appeared in Metal Gear in general was in the official series website Versus Battle, where it faced off against the Solid Eye.

"STRENGTHS:
Disguise Yourself as Anyone or Anything
WEAKNESSES:
Stealth Abilities Lessened Without Suit
FEATURED FACT:
Solid Snake gained FaceCamo after defeating Laughing Octopus, who had used the mask to trick & kill rebel soldiers while framing Snake
FEATURED GAME:
METAL GEAR SOLID: THE LEGACY COLLECTION
"
―FaceCamo description on Versus Battle

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Kojima Productions (2008).
    Solid Snake: Doesn't fit. It's not my size or shape. // Drebin: Yeah. Looks like it could use a bit of tailoring before you can sport it. Not my line of work, but... Ain't you got a buddy who specializes in that kind of thing? // Snake: Somebody's done their homework. // Drebin: Hey, it's my job.
  2. ^ Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Kojima Productions (2008).
    [The scene shifts to show the man and the woman standing near a wall just past the security checkpoint. The woman takes out a lighter and lights the cigarette the man has in his mouth. The woman is revealed to be Meryl.] // Meryl Silverburgh: You're looking younger. What's your secret? // ???: FaceCamo. A little present from Tentacles. // [The young man's face suddenly changes to that of an older man - Solid Snake himself using the FaceCamo to appear younger. Snake looks around to see if anyone was watching when his camo shifted.]

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