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Rosemary was a psychological counselor, formerly a data analyst and spy, and the wife of Raiden.

Biography

Early career

During her adult years, Rosemary was a data analyst for the Pentagon before working as a spy for the Patriots, the secret cabal that controlled the United States.[2] She was ordered to keep eyes on a U.S. soldier named Jack by developing a romance with him, reinventing herself to suit his tastes. As a result, she altered her clothing style, hair and eye color, and adopted mannerisms and supposed personal interests, in order to meet the standards of Jack's psychological profile.

Rose met Jack in front of Federal Hall on April 30, 2007, after the latter had just transferred to New York. A group of middle-aged Japanese women asked Rose which building King Kong had climbed in the movie. She replied that it was "probably the Chrysler Building." Jack overheard the conversation and told them that she was wrong, and that it was the Empire State Building. The two argued about the matter for so long that the tourists decided to leave. Rose and Jack ended up going to the Skyscraper Museum in Battery Park to see who had the better recall. However, by the time they got there, the museum was closed. The two then went their separate ways.[3]

A week later, Rose became reacquainted with Jack after both discovered that they worked in the same military base, as an intelligence analyst. The pair went on their first date that night to the Empire State Building. After that, they went back to Rose's apartment and watched King Kong several times.[3] As per the Patriots' orders, Rose continued to date Jack for the next two years, reporting every detail of his personal life to them, though she would eventually develop legitimate romantic feelings for him. However, Jack remained distant throughout the relationship, revealing little about himself or his past to Rose. He would never spend the entire night with her nor let her into his room. Concerned for Jack, and partially suspicious that he might have been cheating on her, Rose forced her way into his room where she discovered it to be empty and devoid of personal effects, aside from a bed and a small desk. Rose's forced entry enraged Jack, causing him to raise his hand against her.[4][5][6]

The Manhattan Incident

See also: Tanker Incident and the Big Shell Incident
Rosemary

Rose, circa 2009.

Two years after they first met, Rose served on Jack's radio support team, during the Big Shell Incident in 2009. Rose had been called in as a replacement data analyst after FOXHOUND's original choice was allegedly caught in an accident, though the switch had been deliberately engineered by the Patriots. Despite working closely with Jack's commanding officer, Rose never met the Colonel, and had been brought to an undisclosed location after being blindfolded.[7] She also partially decided to become a part of the mission support as a means to ensure that she didn't "chicken out" of stuff she needed to settle with Raiden on April 30, the day after the mission. Although Jack was codenamed Raiden for the duration of his mission, Rose continued to refer to him by his real name, despite the Colonel having told her to avoid doing so. Rose's involvement upset Raiden, as he didn't want her to get involved, though he reluctantly accepted the decision.

Rose supported Raiden during his infiltration of the offshore plant Big Shell, by providing information on the facility's layout and recording his mission data. She also engaged in casual conversation with Raiden, hinting to him that the current date was the anniversary of their first meeting, though Raiden failed to remember this. Rose later investigated the supposed death of Solid Snake as a favor to Raiden, and discovered that the body had been interred and exhumed for DNA testing. She informed Raiden that it had indeed been identified as Solid Snake, though in reality the corpse was that of the clone Liquid Snake.

When Raiden was captured by the terrorist group Sons of Liberty, Rose contacted him in order to give moral support. It was then that she learned from him his true past as a child soldier under Solidus Snake, now the leader of the terrorists, and thus the reason why he was distant in his relationship with her. In turn, she revealed to Raiden that she was a Patriot spy, and that she had recently become pregnant with his child. Shortly afterwards, Rose's communication line was cut and she was removed from the operation, having been taken captive by the Patriots. As a last ditch effort to "dissuade" Raiden from proceeding further into Arsenal Gear, the Patriots created an alternate AI program mirroring Rose, and then attempted to claim that the Sons of Liberty had her on the holds of Arsenal Gear, although Snake snapped Raiden out of it, which also resulted in Raiden becoming disturbed at the possibility that Rose may never have actually existed. This program eventually interacted with Raiden alongside the Colonel AI when revealing their existence and motives to Raiden on top of Federal Hall. The Patriots then told Raiden that if he didn't eliminate Solidus, they would kill Rose, their unborn child, and the child of Raiden's deceased ally Olga Gurlukovich.

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Rose meets with Raiden, following the mission.

Following Solidus's defeat, Rose, free from the Patriots' custody, reunited with Raiden in front of Federal Hall, echoing their first meeting two years earlier. There, Raiden proposed to her, telling her that they would pass on the "things that [weren't] written into our DNA" to their child.

Post-Big Shell

For some time after the Big Shell Incident, Rose and Raiden lived together as a couple. However, their relationship began to deteriorate when Raiden became haunted by his childhood memories from the First Liberian Civil War, and would be drunk every time he came home at night. Rose started to feel scared of Raiden's actions despite Roy Campbell's attempts to save the couple from each other. Rose did give birth to a healthy baby boy named John but she and Campbell lied to Raiden that the baby had been miscarried.[8] Raiden went further into depression and isolated himself from Rose and retreated to Alaska, thinking he would not be able to live a normal life.[9] Campbell staged a marriage with Rose to protect her and John from the Patriots and convinced her to become a psychological counselor.[10] Her and Campbell's sham marriage also caused the latter's daughter, Meryl Silverburgh, to hate him.[1] In the meantime, to prepare for becoming a psychological counselor, she studied psychology.[2]

RoseGoP

Rose, circa 2014.

Guns of the Patriots Incident

See also: Liquid Sun, Solid Sun, Third Sun, Twin Suns, Old Sun, and Naked Sin/Naked Son

In 2014, Campbell requested that Rose use her new talents as a psychological counselor in CSP (Combat Stress Platoon), to provide Solid Snake with advice on dealing with stress on the battlefield. She was first introduced to Snake by radio during his activities in South America, and continued to support him throughout his mission to eliminate Liquid Ocelot.[2] Later, while witnessing Snake's painful crawl through a corridor filled with microwave emitters, Rose forced herself to look away from the video monitor, as she was unable to watch his suffering.

A month later,[11] following the Patriots' destruction, Rose visited an injured Raiden in the hospital. With the danger of discovery having passed, Rose told Raiden of the truth behind her deception, introducing him to his son John. Rose and Raiden finally decided to reconcile, and began their relationship anew as a family.[8]

Post-Guns of the Patriots

World Marshal Incidents

See also: Raid at World Marshal, Ambush in Africa, Abkhazian Coup, Investigation in Guadalajara, Raid in Denver, and Operation Tecumseh
Warning: The following information is from outside Hideo Kojima's core "Metal Gear Saga." It has some level of canonicity within the continuity, but reader discretion is advised.[?]

Rose and John were later supported by Raiden's work for the PMSC Maverick Security Consulting, Inc.[12] Rose and John were also in New Zealand by 2018, with Raiden having sent them there to keep them safe from Desperado and/or World Marshal.

Non-"Metal Gear Saga" information ends here.

Personality and traits

Rose was widely considered to be a terrible cook. Raiden often tried to avoid the subject whenever she offered to cook for him.[13][14] He also once told Iroquois Pliskin that he preferred rations over Rose's homecooking.[15] Similarly, her terrible cooking skills were hinted at by Colonel Campbell in 2014 when talking about the UN ration swap meet and claiming that American rations were voted the worst, with Snake, upon deducing what Campbell was hinting at, expressing his sympathies.[16]

Warning: The following information is from outside Hideo Kojima's core "Metal Gear Saga." It has some level of canonicity within the continuity, but reader discretion is advised.[?]

By the time of the mid-to-late 2010s, Raiden was able to ingest Rose's cooking, which he implied was due to him turning his taste sensors off.

Non-"Metal Gear Saga" information ends here.

Rose expressed some tolerance towards smoking, informing Snake as much during the Guns of the Patriots Incident, although she did nonetheless gave general health warnings to Snake regarding prolonged use of tobacco.[17][18] She was also aware of Raiden's former smoking habits prior to quitting by the Big Shell Incident.[19]

When the Colonel told Raiden not to scatter any of the items in Strut C's kitchen, Raiden expressed that he was used to cleaning things up, which led to him mentioning Rose's room. However, before he could finish his statement, she told him to not to say any more before, which implied that she was embarrassed.[20]

Rose possessed a lot of online friends at the time of the Big Shell Incident, although she only actually met two of these friends face-to-face at most.[21]

Rose once owned a parakeet, although she didn't tell Raiden about it until the Big Shell Incident.[22]

Behind the scenes

Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Substance

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Concept art of Rosemary for Metal Gear Solid 2.

According to Hideo Kojima's Grand Game Plan for Metal Gear Solid 2, Rosemary (ローズマリー Rōzumarī?) was originally intended to die at the end of the game. She was to have been among the hostages at the Big Shell, but would keep being transferred to different areas of the base, thus causing the player to doubt that she even existed. She was also intended to have been a news anchor for a New York City cable TV station and was in the Big Shell on a news assignment. All of this was eventually scrapped. According to Yoji Shinkawa in The Making of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Rosemary as well as Naomi Hunter were part of the reason why he found designing female characters more difficult, since Hideo Kojima viewed them as his ideal woman while Shinkawa personally doesn't.[23]

Rose and Jack, Raiden's real name, are the names of the main characters in the 1997 James Cameron film Titanic. Additionally, Rose was originally intended to be a blonde, while Raiden was to be brown haired. Her being blonde went as far as being in the final script for Metal Gear Solid 2, specifically during the final scene of the game.[24] In addition, Rose's design in the Codec call was mentioned to be wearing makeup and having her blouse open, in order to emphasize the "unnatural" aspect of her.

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Rosemary asks Raiden if he remembers the day they first met.

Rose is partially based on Kojima's wife who, while they were still engaged, constantly asked him when they would marry. This was incorporated into Rose constantly asking Raiden about April 30 during the Big Shell Incident. During a BAFTA conference in 2012, Kojima revealed that he felt that Rose is one of the worst received characters in the series. He found this to be ironic as Rose is the only female character in the series to be based on a real person.[25]

Concept art of Rose also included some sketches of her wearing a military uniform, presumably as a reference to her initially working at the same military base as Raiden.

When Rose was removed from Raiden's mission support shortly after revealing her stance as a Patriot agent, her voice seemed to grow deeper in a manner similar to HAL 9000's demise scene in 2001: A Space Odyssey. In addition, similar to the Colonel AI occasionally adopting skull-like features during one of the AIs speech to Raiden, the Rose AI program occasionally had "her" eyes turn blank.

In the Casting Theater, there is one scene where the player can have Rose kill Raiden on a rooftop. Watching this scene in the HD Edition will result in the player unlocking the trophy "Love Hurts."

When they first met, Rose and Raiden argued about which building King Kong climbed. Rose believed that it was the Chrysler Building, while Raiden thought that it was the Empire State Building. Coincidentally, the Chrysler Building was destroyed in the 1998 remake of Godzilla.

Although she doesn't appear directly in Subsistence's Snake Tales story External Stargazer, she was alluded to in some of the scenes for External Stargazer. Her avatar was summoned alongside Raiden's avatar by Solidus Snake to deal with Solid Snake, with Solidus noting they were infamous for their actions, with their misdeeds being enough to earn them "the combined hate of the entire universe" as well as the capacity of "destroy[ing] an entire world" simply by their mere presence[26] (which alluded to the negative reception of Rosemary, more specifically her romance with Raiden, the latter of whom was similarly hated by the audience at the time).

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and Subsistence

For obvious reasons, relating to the setting of the game, Rose does not make an appearance in Metal Gear Solid 3. However, she is indirectly referenced:

The Boss's interactions with Naked Snake/Big Boss has some parallels to Rose's interaction with Raiden, including both characters referring to them as "Jack" instead of their codename, and in the Japanese versions, both The Boss and Rose were also voiced by the same actress.

In addition, her meeting with Raiden in Metal Gear Solid 2, as well as her and Raiden's anniversary and Raiden's proposal to Rose are briefly and indirectly alluded to by the character Ivan Raidenovitch Raikov, who bears an intentional resemblance to Raiden, if interrogated by the player.

Besides the indirect references in the main game, she also appears in the Secret Theater parody film Metal Gear Raiden: Snake Eraser, where Rose's comments about changing the future led Raiden to decide to kill off Big Boss to ensure he becomes the main character via grandfather paradox, and later targeting Solid Snake directly, after his first attempt to do so failed in the 2005 MGS4 trailer. She later comforts Raiden near the ending and suggests he tries again in Metal Gear Solid 5.

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

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Rose visits Raiden in the hospital.

Rose is the only main character in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots to not receive an introduction title. While communicating with the player via Codec, Rose will be wearing a different sweater depending on which day the game is being played. In addition, moving and shaking the controller will cause her breasts to bounce; for example, if the player holds the left side of the controller, her left breast will bounce.

If the player dies in any way, chooses "continue," and then calls Rose, Snake will explain that he felt as though he died recently, also citing the specific method of his death, with Rose explaining how to cope with it, and at least once speculating that Snake is suffering from Depersonalization disorder. However, if the death in question was from being caught in an explosion, she will be the one to state that she felt as though Snake died instead of Snake telling her this.

If Snake kills a wolfdog or raven on Shadow Moses Island, then calls Rose shortly thereafter, she'll tell him that he'll face a psychiatric evaluation if he continues to kill them.

The official Metal Gear Solid 4 website erroneously states that Rose is voiced by Jennifer Hale instead of Lara Cody.

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

When the E3 trailer came out for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, fans initially thought that Rose and Little John had been killed by Desperado due to the reference of Raiden's family being killed. However, the reference was in fact about Raiden being orphaned by Solidus Snake and then being taken in as a child soldier, as evidenced by the reference to a civil war in the same scene as well as the same scene depicting Raiden as a child. Yuji Korekado later confirmed in a G4 plot exposé that Rose and Little John were indeed alive in Metal Gear Rising, citing that Raiden joined the Maverick PMC to support his family. Rose and Little John are mentioned several times in the game, having taken residence in New Zealand.

Other appearances

Rose appeared in the Versus Battle feature on the series' official website, where she competed against Sunny Emmerich.

"STRENGTHS:
Seductive Spy with Heart of Gold
WEAKNESSES:
Terrible Cook
FEATURED FACT:
Rose was originally employed by the Patriots to spy on Raiden during his days in Army intelligence, but ended up falling in love with him
FEATURED GAME:
METAL GEAR SOLID: THE LEGACY COLLECTION
"
―Rose's bio in Versus Battle

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. ^ a b Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Kojima Productions (2008).
    Meryl Silverburgh: When we reported that we'd found Liquid [Ocelot]... Our superiors ordered us to provide the UN investigators with intel. But I didn't know it'd be you. // Solid Snake: Didn't the colonel tell you he was sending me? // Meryl: Colonel? // (Meryl displays a surprised look on her face) // Meryl: Don't tell me it's Campbell. // Snake: Yeah. // Meryl: He put you up to this? // Snake: You didn't know? // (Meryl stands up and slams her fists down on the table) // Meryl: You've got to be kidding! You expect me to work with my uncle? // (Meryl throws the photos off the table) // Snake: Meryl! // (Meryl angrily throws a chair and kicks a stool) // Meryl: This is bullshit! He's not my father! // Snake: Meryl... // (after calming down, Meryl picks up a chair and sits back down) // Snake: So...you knew? // Meryl: Yeah. Little violation of the need-to-know rule. // Snake: Then... Why are you still calling him "uncle?" // Meryl: You're still calling him "Colonel." // Snake: He's your father. // Meryl: As far as I'm concerned, we're still uncle and niece. I'll never forgive that womanizing piece of shit. // Snake: Meryl! // Meryl: He... Remarried. // Snake: Really? // Meryl: His new wife's [Rosemary's] about my age. I hear she's even got a kid [Little John]. It's as if he's given up on making up with his own daughter. Men. Selfish, egotistical pigs.
    Meryl was born in 1987.
  2. ^ a b c Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Kojima Productions (2008).
    Roy Campbell: Snake, there's someone I'd like you to meet - a member of the mission staff - a psychological counselor. // Solid Snake: Psychological counselor? // Campbell: A lot of soldiers can't handle the stress of battle...end up panicking. She'll be useful in helping you understand the mindset of both the PMC and rebel soldiers. // Snake : She? // Campbell: Rosemary! // (Rosemary appears onscreen) // Rosemary: Nice to meet you, Snake. // Campbell: This is Rosemary. She used to work as a data analyst at the Pentagon, but moved to combat support during the Big Shell Incident. // Snake: Yeah. She was in charge of Jack's files, wasn't she? // Campbell: After that, she studied psychology, and now she's a counselor with CSP, the Combat Stress Platoon. // Snake: Yeah, I hear psychological counseling's the hot field these days. Increased combat efficiency and productivity, all without ever picking up a gun. // Rose: I'll be acting as your personal counselor on this mission. Since the passing of the new millennium, one of the most important issues facing today's military is the mental care of its soldiers. I can also provide advice on soldier psychology from a threat assessment perspective. Contact me anytime. I'll be standing by here at home with Roy, but I'm on a different circuit. The frequency is 147.79.
  3. ^ a b Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (2001).
    Rosemary: Jack, do you remember the day we meet? // Raiden: I'm kinda busy right now, Rose. // Rose: You're right, sorry. // Raiden: I do remember. It was right after I transferred to New York. There all these tourists around you, in front of the Federal Hall. // Rose: A group of middle-aged Japanese ladies came up and asked me, which building it was that King Kong was climbing in the movie. I said it was probably the Chrysler Building. And then you showed up and started mouthing off. You were like, "No it's the Empire State." // Raiden: I said the Chrysler Building was in Godzilla. // Rose: Ha ha ha... We started arguing, and I forgot all about the tourists. I was insisting that I was right, and you were doing the same... The next thing we knew, the Japanese women had gone away. And we ended up going to the Skyscraper Museum to see who had the better recall. // Raiden: We argued all the way to Battery Park. // Rose: And for nothing! // Raiden: Since the museum was closed. We went our separate ways from the museum. And then I found you again by coincidence out in the base corridor. // Rose: An amazing coincidence -- that we were actually working the same place. // Raiden: That night, we went up to the top of the Empire State. // Rose: It was so beautiful -- I could look down on the Chrysler Building from a hundred and twenty stories above ground. // Raiden: I felt -- overwhelmed. I didn't care anymore who was right. // Rose: And that was our first date. // Raiden: We watched "King Kong" in your apartment a bunch of times that night. Didn't sleep till morning... // Rose:... // Raiden: If it weren't for that coincidence, we wouldn't be together. // Rose: I know... I'm sorry, Jack. I'm taking up your time again. // Raiden: What? // Rose: Take care.
  4. ^ Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (2001).
    Rosemary: Jack? // Raiden: What is it? // Rose: I’ve always been alone... // Raiden: Huh? // Rose: I’m so lonely... // Raiden: Lonely? Rose, we’ve always -- // Rose: Not always. // Raiden: What do you mean? // Rose: You’ve never slept beside me... // Raiden: What are you talking about? I-- // Rose: After we’ve been together in my room... you stay awake all night or head for the door. // Raiden: Is this really the time to bring this up? // Rose: Why, Jack? why? // Raiden: Listen Rose, I’m right in the middle of a mission, and I... // Rose: Why!? Why can’t you relax when you’re with me!? // Raiden: Look... the mission... I... // Rose: Why don’t you open up to me!? // Raiden: Rose... I... I just can’t! // Rose: All I ever wanted was to share your dreams -– to spend a meaningful evening with you... I just wanted to find you by my side when I woke up. Is that asking too much? // Raiden: It’s the night -– I’m scared of the night... it’s got nothing to do with you... // Rose: Scared of the night? What’s that supposed to mean? // Raiden: I can’t relax when I’m with someone...
  5. ^ Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (2001).
    Rosemary: Jack? You wouldn't even let me in your room! // Raiden: I need privacy... I just can't be bothered. // Rose: Bothered!? // Raiden: Wrong word! What I wanted to say was that there are certain things I have to keep to myself... // Rose: Do you remember that time I forced my way into your room? We'd known each other for almost a year... and you blew up! It was the first time you ever raised your hand against me! I was so worried about you... // Raiden: Look... I'm sorry... // Rose: It wasn't your violent nature that scared me. It was your room... Your heart... // Raiden: Stop it... // Rose: There wasn't anything in your room -- only a bed and a small desk. It looked like a prison cell... No television set... no family pictures... not even a poster... // Raiden: Rose, I only use that room for sleeping. // Rose: A lifeless room... almost like your empty heart. // Raiden: That's why I tried to keep you out. // Rose: I thought I was beginning to understand you -- until I saw that room. // Raiden: Would you have been happier if I had a picture of you hanging on the wall? // Rose: That's not what I was trying to say -- // Raiden: Enough, Rose. We'll talk about this later... after the mission. // Rose: Right... after the mission... I understand.
  6. ^ Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (2001).
    Rosemary: Um... Jack, about trying to break into your room... // Raiden: Rose, just forget about it... // Rose: No. Listen to me. I said I did it because I was worried about you, but...it wasn't just that. // Raiden: What? // Rose: I was suspicious. I thought there might be someone else... // Raiden: Someone else? // Rose: Another woman. // Raiden: Rose... // Rose: I really thought so...because sometimes, you're so horribly cold. // Raiden: You know I wouldn't... // Rose: I'm serious. Sometimes I feel like you're pushing me away. So I... // Raiden: Did you get in? // Rose: Yeah. // Raiden: Are you satisfied now? There wasn't anyone there, was there? // Rose: No. No, there was no one there. There was absolutely no one in your room. Not another woman. Not me. Not even you. // Raiden: Rose... // Rose: I'm sorry. I just wanted to apologize, that's all. Talk to you later.
  7. ^ Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (2001).
    Raiden: Rose, the Colonel is acting strange. // Rosemary: Oh? I haven't heard from him in a while. // Raiden: What do you mean? Isn't he there? // Rose: No, I'm by myself. // Raiden: You're telling me you've never met the guy either? // Rose: No -- and they blindfolded me when they brought me here. // Raiden: I've never seen his face... // Rose: Is everything okay? // Raiden: Yeah -- It's nothing. Don't worry about it.
  8. ^ a b Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Kojima Productions (2008).
    Rosemary: Jack, how are you feeling? Do you mind if I sit down? Jack... Don't shut me out. I need you to listen to me. // Raiden: What do you want? Come to laugh at me? // Rose: No! Look. Look at the boy. // Raiden: Cute. Campbell's kid? // Rose: No! He's yours. // Raiden: I don't have any kids. // Rose: He's your son! // Raiden: You said miscarriage.... // Rose: I lied. I had a healthy baby boy. Roy pretended to by my husband... To protect me... And our son. Only until you'd completed your mission. To shield us from Patriot eyes. // Raiden: What? // Rose: He didn't even tell Meryl. He sacrificed everything... Even his family... To protect us. // Raiden: I don't believe it. // Rose: I'm sorry, Jack. I wanted to tell you. // Raiden: So he's really...? // Rose: John... Aren't you going to say hello? // Raiden: My son... Little John. Scared of me, huh? I don't blame you. It's OK. // Little John: Uh-uh. I'm not scared. I think you're cool - kinda like a comic book superhero. Rose: John.... // Raiden: Rose... I'm done running. // Rose: And I'm... No longer afraid // Raiden: I'll never leave you alone again. Like a scene from Beauty and the Beast. // Rose: Don't say that. You're no beast. You're my husband. And his father. And me... I'm going to do my very best... To be the wife and mother this family deserves.
  9. ^ Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Kojima Productions (2008).
    Raiden: Snake, have you lost sight of the target? Whenever something moves, it leaves a trail behind. Track and find Naomi's trail. // Solid Snake: I'm not like Big Boss. Tracking isn't my strongest suit. When did you get so good at it? // Raiden: After saving Sunny, I drifted around the globe. In Alaska, a tribal elder taught me some scouting techniques. // Snake: Drifted? You never went back to see Rose? // Raiden: Rose? She doesn't exist. No. Rose and I live in different worlds, different times. Her world has no place for someone like me. My place is here on the battlefield.
  10. ^ Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Kojima Productions (2008).
    Rosemary: What's going on, Snake? // Solid Snake: Rose, I just got a call from Raiden. It sounds like he's close by. // Rose: Jack? // Snake: Yeah. // Rose: Did... Did he seem OK? // Snake: Yeah, as far as I could tell from his voice. // Rose: Really? That's great. Snake, I have a favor to ask. // Snake: What? // Rose: Don't let him know I'm involved in this operation, OK? I think it would be best to just leave him alone for now. // Snake: What happened between you and Jack? // Rose: After the Big Shell Incident, he became unstable. Memories began to resurface from his childhood, when he fought for Solidus in the [First] Liberian Civil War. And in the midst of all that... The baby we had together... It hadn't even been born yet. Jack slowly stopped coming home. And when he did, he'd be dead drunk, sometimes covered in cuts and bruises. Roy was worried. He was Jack's commanding officer, but Jack just avoided him. I was all alone. And Roy was so kind to me. He's the one who encouraged me to become a counselor. I know it sounds like I'm making excuses, but I needed to get over it - to move on with my life. I'm worried about him, of course, but... I'm also afraid of him. // Snake: All right. I'll keep my mouth shut. // Rose: Thank you, Snake.
  11. ^ http://mgsdb.com/en/enc/494/1
  12. ^ http://www.g4tv.com/videos/58828/official-e3-preview-of-metal-gear-rising-revengeance/
  13. ^ Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (2001).
    Rosemary: Jack... when you get home, let's have a homecoming party. Just the two of us. // Raiden: Yeah, that's a good idea. // Rose: I'll make dinner. // Raiden: Eh? // Rose: What's wrong? // Raiden: Well, that sounds good, but how about we eat out at that one restaurant instead? You know, the place that we went to recently, with the amazing lobster... I really liked that place. // Rose: Well...yeah, I guess that's okay too. // Raiden: Whew... // Rose: Huh? // Raiden: Er, nothing. I-I just love lobster. Yeah. Can't wait. Woo-hoo! // Rose: ...? Well then, I'll make a reservation. Promise me you'll come back safely. // Raiden: Don't worry!
  14. ^ Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (2001).
    Colonel: You've acquired some ration. Good -- this is a portable field food source that can be consumed to recover LIFE. Select the ration in your window and push the Enter button. You can use it on the spot and regain some LIFE. If you have it selected, you can automatically consume the ration the moment your LIFE runs out and avoid death. Rations not only provide nutrition, they also stimulate the immune system and lessen psychological stress. // Raiden: Not exactly gourmet, though, is it... // Colonel: Stop complaining, Raiden... // Rose: Hang in there, Jack. When the mission is over, I'll make you my specialty. // Raiden: Yeah, right. // Rose: Hm? // Raiden: Oh, nothing. I can't wait!
  15. ^ Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (2001).
    Iroquois Pliskin (Solid Snake): You've got rations. Rations are military food provisions capable of LIFE recovery. Select a ration in the menu display and press the Confirmation button for LIFE recovery. If you equip yourself with rations, you can automatically recover LIFE the moment it hits zero. Field rations are not just emergency food. For a soldier, it's a vital factor in maintaining combat efficiency. Rations are the result of concentrated research and development efforts on the part of the U.S. Military's Cooking Laboratory. Together with calories, meticulous attention is focused on balanced nutrition. Freeze-dried, the rations are easy to carry and keep well. It ain't home cookin', but it'll satisfy your nutritional needs. // Raiden: Hmmm. // Pliskin: What's on your mind? // Raiden: Well, just between you and me? // Pliskin: Sure. What is it? // Raiden: I prefer rations over Rose's home cooking... // Pliskin: That bad, huh?
  16. ^ Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Kojima Productions (2008).
    Rosemary: What's up, Snake? // Solid Snake: Got an update for me? // Rose: There doesn't seem to be any problem with your Psyche. So far so good. Proceed with the mission. // Snake: Got it. // Roy Campbell: Speaking of food, Snake... // Snake: Colonel? We're in the middle of something here. // Campbell: Have you ever eaten rations from a country other than the US? // Snake: Of course I have. // Campbell: The UN recently held a ration swap meet between military attaches from each member state. It was a momentous development in the cultivation of mutual understanding of other countries' cuisines. // Rose: Roy, this isn't really the time... // Campbell: On the contrary. I want you to hear this too, Rose. // Rose: I've already heard it a hundred-- // Campbell: You'll survive. Anyway, Snake, I did a taste test and found that French rations were generally the best. The Italians' weren't bad, either. And the Japanese stuff was much better than I expected. // Snake: Really. That's wonderful. // Campbell: But everyone seemed to agree that the worst rations of all were ours. America for the win. // Snake: All right... So what's your point? // Campbell: Yep, it must be nice to live in a country that knows how to cook. Those French rations... Delicieux! I wish you would have been there to try some, Snake. And, you too, Rose. // Snake: Colonel, what exactly are you...? // Campbell: Some of the best food I'd ever tasted, Rose. // Rose: I'm sorry, Snake. Ever since he went to that swap meet, it's all he can talk about. You'd think he'd never had a decent meal in his life. // Snake: No kidding. Wait a minute. Rose, who does the cooking at your house? // Rose: Me. Roy doesn't... What are you getting at? // Snake: Nothing, nevermind. Colonel? // Campbell: Mmm? // Snake: My sympathies. // Campbell: It's appreciated, Snake. // Rose: I actually like those American rations!
  17. ^ Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Kojima Productions (2008).
    Rosemary: Hi, this is Rose. // Solid Snake: I need an update on my Psyche. // Rose: Your Psyche is getting dangerously low. You need to recover it. // Snake: I know... I know! // Rose: In order to effectively manage your stress, you first need to assess it. Think about what happens to people when they get tense... Some people feel more tired than usual. Others experience stronger emotions, or experience incoherent behavior, or become dependent on things like alcohol or tobacco. // Snake: (Hmmm...) Tobacco, huh? // Rose: Some experience insomnia, depression, or have trouble concentrating. Others find themselves feeling apathetic - mentally drained. Everyone has their own way of reacting to stress. The important thing is to get a feel on what effect stress has on you. Pay attention to your Psyche Gauge to learn what sort of situation causes it to go down.
  18. ^ Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Kojima Productions (2008).
    Rosemary: Rose here. How's it going? // Solid Snake: Super. // Rose: You'll be putting yourself at risk if you lose any more Psyche. Take any steps necessary to recover it. // Snake: Will do. // Rose: One method of managing stress is to take the more obvious routes. Over eating, drinking alcohol, smoking, complaining or acting irritable, relying on sleeping pills... These are only short-term fixes, and may lead to addiction or other serious problems. In your case, Snake, smoking seems to help recover your Psyche. But it's not a good idea to become dependent. I'd advise you to watch your intake.
  19. ^ Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Konami Computer Entertaiment Japan (2001).
    Rosemary: By the way, Jack, are you smoking? // Raiden: Yep. // Rose: I thought you quit smoking! Why did you start again? // Raiden: There are lots of reasons... // Rose: Look, I'm only thinking about your health, okay? Remember the last time you quit -- how hard it was? // Raiden: Yeah... it was pretty tough... // Rose: Wasn't it? So you should... // Raiden: I've got it, Rose. I've thought of a way to avoid all that pain and suffering. // Rose: What are you going to do? // Raiden: Keep smoking. // Rose: Jack! // Raiden: Just kidding. I know it's bad for me. I'll quit as soon as I get back. // Rose: ...
  20. ^ Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (2001).
    Colonel: Looks like there's a lot of stuff laying about. Make sure not to scatter it around. The enemy will increase their security if they discover anything out of place. // Raiden: Don't worry, I'm used to cleaning things up. Rose's room is... // Rosemary: Jack, don't say any more!! // Raiden: Fine... // Colonel: Err... anyway, the key element of covert operations is to not leave anything behind. Understand?
  21. ^ Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (2001).
    Rosemary: Jack, how far do you think the Patriots' digital control extends? // Raiden: I don't really know, but it probably influences a lot of what goes on in our everyday lives. // Rose: Even mundane things, like -- which movies and songs become a hit, and what kind of clothes we wear? // Raiden: I think taste would be the easiest thing to manipulate. I mean, think about the kinds of film and bands everyone wants to go to see -- it's whatever's at the top of the charts. // Rose: And if the charts are made up... // Raiden: Exactly. // Rose: But you can't really control individual taste. It's too closely tied to personality. // Raiden: I don't know about that. Trends have always been about following the leader... // Rose: Not necessarily. // Raiden: The age of direct personal interaction is over. So is the idea of word-of-mouth communication. Rose, you have any friends you've met online? // Rose: Huh? Yeah, I do. // Raiden: How many? // Rose: Well -- if you count only the ones I talk to a lot, I'd say about twenty. // Raiden: How many of those have you actually met? // Rose: One or two, tops... // Raiden: Uh-huh. That's how it is for everyone, I guess. And even if your online buddies had fake identities and were circulating false information, you'd have no way of knowing. // Rose: Fake identities... // Raiden: Right. And there'd be no way for you to know for sure. // Rose: Well, what about people who do meet face to face then -- like us? // Raiden: Us? // Rose: Have you ever really shown me the real you? // Raiden: ...I wouldn't even know the real me myself. // Rose: But you're being honest with yourself now -- well that's how I see it. // Raiden: Well, how am I being honest? // Rose: I've never seen you show so much -- feeling. Fear, anger, even a kind of giddiness... It may seem a strange thing to say, but you're living out loud for the first time that I've seen. // Raiden: I'm just trying to get the job done. This is war, you know. // Rose: I do know that. I'm just saying you're different from your usual restrained self. // Raiden: What about you, then? // Rose: I always want to be open with you, as much as I can...
  22. ^ Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (2001).
    Raiden: What's that bird...? // Colonel: Parrot, isn't it? // Rosemary: Probably a large budgie. Parakeets get used to humans easily, and are talkative, so they are real playful and fun. Hurts when they bite, though, and keeping their cage clean is quite a task. Having one isn't all fun and games. // Raiden: You sure know a lot about parakeets. // Rose: I had my own once. // Raiden: I didn't know that. // Rose: I never mentioned it? // Raiden: No, this is the first time. // Rose: Really? // Raiden: Yeah. There's probably a lot of other things that I don't know about you yet. // Rose: ...Yeah... actually, well... there's a lot more. // Raiden: ...Rose? // Rose: Jack. // Raiden: What? // Rose: After this mission is over let's talk, about lots of things. // Raiden: Yeah, let's.
  23. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20011124130915/http://gamespot.com/gamespot/features/video/btg_mgs2/p02_01.html
  24. ^ Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (script), Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (2001).
    Rose stands alone, her back to the crowd. She sees Raiden and waves her right hand. // Raiden: ? // Raiden realizes that Rose really does exist. They face each other in the middle of the street. Rose's hair is now blonde.
  25. ^ http://www.metalgearsolid.net/pages/index.html/_/news/hideo-kojima-at-bafta-reflects-on-25-years-of-metal-gear
  26. ^ Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance, Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (2002)
    Snake Tales > External Stargazer
    Solidus Snake: You're going to regret forcing me to break the seal. 'They' will be here soon... a loathsome unit, infamous in uncountable universes, hated and feared by all. Their presence alone has the ability to destroy a world. They are children of darkness on whom is focused the combined hate of the entire universe. The princess of hell and the prince of chaos! Allow me to introduce... Rose and Jack!!

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