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A Weapon to Surpass Metal Gear


Added by TillsterRulz • Updated 5 days ago by Zach
Added by TillsterRulz • Updated 5 days ago by Zach

Snake from Metal Gear Solid seen in the A Weapon to Surpass Metal Gear meme.

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"A Weapon to Surpass Metal Gear" is a memorable quote from the 2015 video game Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, which became a popular catchphrase and copypasta after the release of the game's extended trailer at E3 2013. The phrase is often used alongside images and videos of abnormal machinery or weapons, much like the tacticool format, implying the machinery shown could take on a "Metal Gear." Videos referencing the phrase often contain the songs "Sins of The Father" or "Nuclear."

Origin

At E3, on June 10th, 2013, Konami presented an extended version of the trailer for its upcoming video game "Metal Gear Solid V" during the Microsoft panel. At the end of the trailer's credit sequence, narration from Revolver Ocelot is heard saying, "He mentioned something interesting, Cypher is pursuing new research. He claims what they're doing in Africa is the missing piece, a weapon to surpass Metal Gear," before Snake rides off in one of the mech suits. On June 11th, Konami uploaded the trailer to YouTube, garnering over 3.1 million views in seven years (shown below).



On 4chan's /v/ board, discussions regarding the phrase began immediately after the trailer's reveal with several users theorizing that the phrase may refer to "The Les Enfant Terrible Project" (example shown below). Early discussions about the phrase can be found on sites like The Metal Gear Wikia,[1] Metal Gear Informer,[2] IGN,[3] GameFAQs[4] and Reddit.[5]


View Same Google Yandex iqdb SauceNAO山1336836593694.jpg. 21KiB,196x196 /v/ Anonymous Wed 12 Jun 2013 01:10:54 No. 194132269 the very ending "...a weapon to surpass Metal Gear View Report View Same Google Yandex iqdb SauceNA。山496846.png. 114KiB, 350x220 /v/ Anonymous Wed 12 Jun 2013 01:50:38 No. 194141159 A weapon to surpass Metal Gear Solid, Liquid and Solidus View Report >Kaz' s slow progression into a villain Kaz goes insane. He betrays Big Boss in TPP. Works with The Patriots to train Solid Leaves Big Boss behind to clean up his mess. Big Boss reluctantly has an army, and Outer Heaven to manage. Tries to change, tries >True Ending Solid Snake comes to kill Big Boss in Outer Heaven. He does it. He "Kills" him. The sage comes full circle, and ends with the white pr /v/ Anonymous Wed 12 Jun 2013 01:33:55 No.194137431 View Report >A weapon to surpass Metal Gear Solid Snake /v/ Anonymous Wed 12 Jun 2013 18:41:08 No. 194301973 View Report >>194301640 Also Cipher's "A weapon to surpass Metal Gear" is the Les Enfants Terribles /v/ Anonymous Wed 12 Jun 2013 16:02:37 No.194285898 View Report >>194283497 BB chose Solid Snake, the new guy, to do the mission, with the expectation that the newbie doesn't know jack and will fail Zero knows this, and is all too happy to let it happen because SS is his 'weapon to surpass metal gear MG1 is a testing ground for Solid Snake. BB thinks he has the upper hand, but it was all a setup by Zero from the very f------ start /v/ Anonymous Wed 12 Jun 2013 11:16:30 No. 194246743 View Report 194246030 >>194246303 err "a weapon to surpass metal gear" is what i mean View Same Google Yandex iqdb SauceNAO山1364782085544.jpg.185KiB,782x577 /v/ Anonymous Wed 12 Jun 2013 07:16:06 No.194207829 a weapon to surpass Metal Gear What does this mean? View Report /v/ Anonymous Wed 12 Jun 2013 02:13:23 No.194146593 View Report >a weapon to surpass metal gear I don't get it, isn't this before Metal Gear is invented, or at least long before it's ever surpassed?

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On June 23rd, 2014, Yuyu13379 uploaded a video to YouTube[6] titled, "A weapon to surpass Metal Gear" in which a remote-controlled dildo machine powers up and moves over to a woman's car window then spins wildly in front of her while Revolver Ocelot's audio from the trailer plays (shown below). The video gained over 450,000 views in six years and helped inspire similar video edits representing various machines as weapons that could combat a Metal Gear.



On August 19th, YouTuber[12] Slendermang uploaded a video using Garry's Mod footage along with the audio from the trailer, garnering over 400,000 views in six years (shown below, left). On September 3rd, YouTuber[13] AirplaneRandy uploaded a similar video featuring footage of an animated Hitler in a mech suit, garnering over 50,000 views in a similar span of time (shown below, right).



On February 2nd, 2015, YouTuber[8] João Mostarda uploaded a video titled "A /v/ to surpass Metal Gear" consisting of footage with various contraptions from the videogame Besiege. The video gained over 719,000 views in five years (shown below).



On April 3rd, 2015, FunnyJunk[7] user joelizardman uploaded an image using the phrase as the title which shows Carl Wheezer from the 3D animated series The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius riding a two-legged vehicle. Within a month, the image gained more than 4,700 views and 69 upvotes (seen below, left). On May 7th, 2015, Imgur[9] user TrijezniMujo uploaded an image using the phrase as the title showing a glitched character in the video game Red Orchestra, gaining over 500 views in six years (seen below, right).



On February 10th, 2016, YouTuber[10] Red Shyguy uploaded a video featuring the phrase as the title showing a machine swinging a knife around by what appears to be a tentacle, garnering over 1.3 million views in five years (shown below, left). On February 23rd, YouTuber[11] supramanx1997 then uploaded another example featuring footage of a crab with a knife, garnering over 1.3 million views in five years (shown below, right).



On September 23rd, 2018, Redditor /u/Saffronthes posted an image of a comically modified Solid Snake figurine under the title, "Cursed snake a weapon to surpass metal gear" to /r/BossFight,[14] garnering over 19,000 upvotes in two years (shown below, left). On October 17th, Redditor /u/Anarchist_Leon uploaded an image of a cat hiding in someone's sleeve titled "Hidden cat, a weapon to surpass metal gear" to the same subreddit,[15] garnering over 19,100 upvotes in a similar span of time (shown below, right).


Posted by u/Saffronthes 2 years ago Cursed snake a weapon to surpass metal gear KIDES EOJIMA BAME METALS SOLID HD SEL C Posted by u/Anarchist_Leon 2 years ago Hidden cat,a weapon to surpass metal gear

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