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"I think it's time for Jack, to LET 'ER RIP!"
―Raiden when using Ripper Mode[src]

Ripper Mode was state that Raiden entered during the World Marshal Incidents. The name was derived from "Jack the Ripper", a nickname Raiden earned during his time as a child soldier in Liberia.


World Marshal Incidents

See also: Raid at World Marshal, Ambush in Africa, Abkhazian Coup, Investigation in Guadalajara, Raid in Denver, and Operation Tecumseh

During the Raid in Denver, Monsoon intercepted and confronted Raiden before World Marshal HQ, and with Samuel Rodrigues bearing witness, fought Raiden. Having been informed by Sam about Raiden's stance regarding his sword as a tool of justice, he then told Raiden that he considered the "pretty meme" to be "exquisite," and also revealed their similar pasts of "growing up on the killing fields." Raiden, already emotionally unstable from Sam’s earlier speech regarding the same subject, succumbed to his "Jack the Ripper" persona and admitted that he hid behind this excuse to conceal his true nature. Sam eagerly accepted Raiden’s sudden aggression, but Monsoon dismissed Sam, wanting the battle for himself. Monsoon noted that he misjudged Raiden and that Raiden really was like his group after all. Jack the Ripper offered to "demonstrate" to Monsoon where his childhood nickname of "Jack the Ripper" came from.

Monsoon dueled with Jack the Ripper, while mocking the Ripper's potential. Monsoon also hurled various military vehicles at Jack, split himself apart to avoid blows, summoned large heaps of vehicles to run Jack over, and eventually hurled an obelisk at Jack as if it were a missile. Jack evaded the last attack and rammed him into the side of World Marshall HQ before stamping on his chest repeatedly. Afterwards, Jack decapitated Monsoon after slicing his body to shreds, which promptly exploded after Monsoon's head fell to the ground.

Behind the scenes

Ripper Mode is a game mechanic that Raiden can use in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. Upon having a full meter, Raiden when prompted will emit a blood-red aura. Upon accessing this form, Raiden will effortlessly kill any and all enemies in a single slice.

While in Ripper Mode, Raiden's entire personality changes. During his first transformation, he asks Doktor to turn his pain sensors back on, and revels in the fighting he used to despise.

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