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Metal Gear Series/Ocelot

Revolver Ocelot is an antagonist in the Metal Gear video game series created by game designer Hideo Kojima. Introduced in the 1998 video game Metal Gear Solid Revolver Ocelot began as a member of the rebellious FOXHOUND unit, an ex-Soviet agent with an ironic American gunslinger-theme, while in each subsequent installment his true elegances and motives remain uncertain, making him emblematic of Metal Gear's labyrinthine narrative. Voiced by: Patric Zimmerman (Old Adamska "Revolver" / "Liquid" Ocelot), and Joshua Keaton (Young Adamska Ocelot).

HistoryEdit

As Revolver OcelotEdit

Revolver Ocelot (Solid Snake's evil archnemesis) is introduced in Metal Gear Solid, where he is clothed in a duster, spurs and gunbelts, the traditional garb of gunslingers in Spaghetti westerns and wields a Colt Single Action Army pistol in battle. His appearance is based on that of veteran Western film actor Lee Van Cleef.[1] In the game, he serves as Liquid Snake's right hand man. He is also a sadistic capturer and takes pleasure interrogating and torturing hostages.

Ocelot is the first member of FOXHOUND Solid Snake confronts in the game. Ocelot survives the battle, but loses his right hand to the Cyborg Ninja and flees the scene. Ocelot later appears as an interrogator in the game once Solid Snake has been captured. He then spends most of the remainder of the game with Liquid, assisting him in his plot.

Ocelot and Naomi Hunter are the only members of FOXHOUND who are still alive by the end of the story. It is revealed that Ocelot provoked Liquid into initiating the takeover and is actually under the orders of Solidus Snake, the third Snake brother and by then President of the United States. Ocelot manages to sell the MO Disk with the Metal Gear REX data (which he stole from Solid Snake) on the Black Market, leading to the proliferation of Metal Gear-like weapons.

Ocelot returns in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty with a new arm surgically attached which originally belonged to his former boss, Liquid. During the initial Tanker chapter, he betrays Col. Gurlukovich, a former CO from his GRU days, during the hijacking of a Marine vessel containing the Metal Gear RAY prototype, murdering both him and U.S. Commandant Scott Dolph. But before he gets the chance to enter RAY, his new arm reacts to Solid Snake's presence, causing Liquid Snake's personality to take over Ocelot for a brief period. Ocelot regains control of his mind and then steals RAY and sinks the tanker before reporting back to Solidus Snake, Ocelot's new boss.

In the Plant chapter, he assists Solidus Snake in his takeover of the Big Shell cleanup facility. He spends most of the Plant chapter surveying Raiden's actions without directly confronting him, save for one scene in which he personally assassinates the President of the United States. His motives are made clear near the end of the game, when it is revealed that Ocelot is a spy for an Illuminati-like group known as The Patriots. He betrays Solidus and kills Fortune, the daughter of Scott Dolph, but before he gets the chance to kill Snake, Liquid's personality again takes over Ocelot's body. Liquid reveals that he intentionally chose Ocelot to bear his arm and escapes with Metal Gear RAY once again. It is unknown if Ocelot regained his personality after this point.

Ocelot’s relationship with Solidus Snake was intentionally designed by Kojima to resemble that of Ocelot and Liquid in Metal Gear Solid.[2] According to an interview with character designer, Yoji Shinkawa, Ocelot was originally meant to have a mechanical arm, however Shinkawa thought the idea of him having Liquid's was a good concept to use.[3] Then when it was decided to use Liquid's instead of the mechanical one, Ocelot was initially not going to be able to move the fingers on that arm.[2]

As young OcelotEdit

Set in 1964, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater features a young Revolver Ocelot (back then known simply as Ocelot) as one of Naked Snake's (the future Big Boss) adversaries in the game. He is a young member of the GRU with the rank of Major and leads his own elite Ocelot unit. During the end of the Virtuous Mission, Ocelot confronts Snake in which he wields a Makarov PM, but is quickly subdued and humiliated. Taking Snake's advice into consideration he quickly acquires his known preference for revolvers, choosing a pair (and sometimes three) Single Action Army revolvers. As the first boss in the game, the battle between Ocelot and Naked Snake is interrupted by a swarm of hornets controlled by The Pain.

For the rest of the game, Ocelot tries to catch up with Snake in an attempt to have a rematch with him. While Snake is captured and interrogated Ocelot is responsible for the loss of his eye, accidentally wounding him with a misfired bullet while threatening EVA by juggling his revolvers. The final battle between Snake and Ocelot occurs inside the WIG prior to the game’s ending sequence with four possible outcomes, all of them ending virtually amicably, renewed respect shared between both. After the ending credits, it is revealed that Ocelot is a triple agent; not only is he the KGB mole ADAM (aka Adamska), he is also working under the orders of the Director of Central Intelligence in an attempt to recover the Philosopher’s Legacy for the American Government.

It is heavily implied in a hidden radio-conversation with EVA in the Chyornaya Peschera cave branch that Ocelot is the biological son of The Boss and The Sorrow when it is combined with The Boss' speech in Rokovoj Bereg.[4][5] Indeed, Hideo Kojima confirmed in the Extreme Box DVD commentary that Ocelot is the son of The Boss and The Sorrow.[6] Based upon The Boss's story of giving birth in 1944, this would make Ocelot 20 years old at the time of Operation Snake Eater.

The younger Ocelot appears again in Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops, albeit his role is mostly offscreen. He is first mentioned when Gene contacts him via telephone, implying, at the time, he and Gene are in league. Gene does question the nature of Ocelot's activities, however, pointing out he is "betraying his employers" and realizing it would be impossible for Ocelot to do everything he is doing without someone higher up backing him. As Gene ponders over who Ocelot's mysterious backer could be, Gene confesses he already believes it to be "the man with the same codename as Null". Later, Gene mentions Ocelot in front of Naked Snake.

Ocelot is not mentioned again until the game's ending, the point at which he finally appears in person. Ocelot intercepts the DCI while he is on his way to a nuclear shelter in a top-secret facility underneath the CIA's headquarters. After the DCI shows him documents he has gathered which contain all important data on the Philosophers, including their identities and the location of the Philosophers' Legacy, Ocelot suddenly draws his revolver, shoots the DCI's bodyguards, then holds the gun on the DCI himself. After alluding to his larger motives and intentions,[7] he confesses he came for the remaining half of the Philosophers' Legacy, then murders the DCI.

After the credits there is a phone conversation between Ocelot and an unknown man that alludes gene therapy. To end the conversation with the man whose name never becomes known, Ocelot tells him he will work with him as long as they get Big Boss to join them, to become the Patriots.

As Liquid OcelotEdit

Revolver Ocelot is set to return in the upcoming Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, which continues where Sons of Liberty left off. He is still possessed by Liquid Snake's mind and now goes by the name of Liquid Ocelot. He no longer wears his full cowboy attire, but sports eyeglasses similar to those worn by his father, The Sorrow. Also, Ocelot preferred to tie his long hair back, but now wears it freely, in much the same fashion as Liquid had. In the trailer, he possesses Liquid's voice and personality (hence his new moniker), with no sign of his original self. It should be noted that Koji Totani, the original Japanese voice of Revolver Ocelot, died a few months before the production of the E3 Trailer.

Other appearancesEdit

Ocelot also appears as a boss in the Arena Mode in Metal Gear Acid 2 along with Liquid. His polygonal model is extracted directly from the original Metal Gear Solid.

In the Metal Gear Solid Drama CD series, a character with connections to Revolver Ocelot named Sergei Gurlukovich plays a prominent role in the second story arc. He is introduced as a war buddy of Ocelot during his service with the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service. Like Ocelot, Gurlukovich is a sadist and spends most of the time torturing Campbell during his captivity. Due to his connections with Ocelot, he is aware of the FOXDIE virus and wishes to produce similar biological weapons.

This young incarnation of Revolver Ocelot also appears as a playable character in Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence's (Snake Eater's expansion) online mode where he is played by the top scoring player in the Ocelot Unit while in a game including "Special Characters".[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Gamerz Edge interview with Ryan Rayton access date 4 January 2007
  2. a b MGS2 Game plan (translated) accessed 1 January 2007
  3. Yoji Shinkawa interview accessed 21 November 2006
  4. EVA: "The Colonel never told me. All I heard was that his mother was supposedly shot in the gut during battle and that he was born right there, bullets whizzing past them."
    Snake: "A pregnant women in the middle of a battle?"
    EVA: "That's what I heard. They say that when they stitched her up, the scar was shaped like a snake."(Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater)
  5. The Boss: "Look at this scar. This is proof that I was once a mother. I gave up my body and my child for my country."(Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater)
  6. Metal Gear Solid 3 Extreme Box game commentary, DVD, publisher = Konami, 2004
  7. DCI: "What the hell are you doing?! You're not planning to betray the Philosophers, are you?"
    Ocelot: "Betray? No, I'm not going to betray them. I'm going to end them! Then we'll take back what you stole from us. We will carry on the spirit of the true patriot."
    DCI: "The true patriot?"
    Ocelot: "It's all part of our plan to make the world she envisioned a reality."(Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops)
  8. Gamespy Subsistence preview access date 19 January 2007