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This article is about a subject from outside Hideo Kojima's core "Metal Gear Saga." It has some level of canonicity within the continuity, but reader discretion is advised.[?]
At some point during the late 2000s, early 2010s, Richard ended up experimented on by the Patriots, resulting in him becoming a cyborg. His left arm, in particular, was replaced with a cybernetic one, containing data from the Patriots. Although his ethnicity was Asian, Richard's cyborg body was given Caucasian features to cut down on costs.
After the Patriots' fall, he ended up joining the Denver Police Department, acting as a peace officer since at least World Marshal took control of the privatized police department thanks to small-government legislation passed by then-state senator Steven Armstrong.
- See also: Raid at World Marshal, Ambush in Africa, Abkhazian Coup, Investigation in Guadalajara, Raid in Denver, and Operation Tecumseh
In 2018, Richard, alongside a unit of cops that included a custom cyborg, two regular cyborgs (including himself) and a slider cyborg, were deployed by World Marshal to "check off" a certain citizen who was part of their blacklist by killing him, and then covering up his death by claiming he was caught in the crossfire. Upon finding the citizen, they then cornered him on a rooftop, and declared their intentions to kill the citizen, causing the citizen to protest that they were cops. The ex-Maverick employee Raiden then proceeded to take out the unit and save the citizen, also taking Richard's left arm as well.
Behind the scenes
Richard is a character in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, as well as one of thirty cyborgs to contain retrievable left arms in the game. He acted as the fifth cyborg commander in Chapter R-03, harrassing a civilian.
Notes and references
- ^ A Codec conversation with Doktor during the Investigation at Guadalajara, relating to brain unit specs, implies this was the case
- ^ Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Kojima Productions/Platinum Games (2013)
Citizen: ...But you're supposed to be cops! What'd I do?! // Cop 1: Some things World Marshal does not appreciate. Cop 2: You're on the company blacklist. We're here to check you off. Civilian: Oh. I see... And on the report, I got caught in the crossfire. Just a random casualty, is that it?! // Cop 1: Yeah, pretty much. All just part of the job... You understand? // Civilian: Fuck you! If you're going to kill me, then do it! Do it!