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{{Fad Infobox|name=Metal Gear Solid
|originalTitle=Mario Gear Solid
|ordate=May 17, 2004
|ordatecat=May 2004
|title1=Metal Gear Wilson
|title2=Metal Gear Chocolate
|title3=Metal Gear Flintstone
|title4=Nintendo 64 Gear Solid
|title5=Metal Gear Docsic1=Game Over Music
|band1=Metal Gear Solid
The '''''Metal Gear Solid''''' fad is a parody of the death sequences from the popular series of ''[[w:Metal Gear (series)|Metal Gear Solid]]'' video games.
[[Image:Codec.jpg|thumb|left|A sample codec page]]
In the games, whenever the main protagonist dies, a member of his backup team is heard frantically trying to contact him through the Codec (radio) as the Game Over music plays.  In the original ''[[w:Metal Gear Solid|Metal Gear Solid]]'', the most popular death sequence occurred when [[w:List of recurring Metal Gear characters#Otacon|Otacon]] radioed the recently deceased [[w:Solid Snake|Solid Snake]] and cried out thusly:
''"Snake, what's going on?  Snake?  SNAAAAAAAAAAKE!?"''
This sequence quickly attained cult status for it's ludicrous melodrama and half-hearted voice acting.  However, it became so popular that the sequel (''[[w:Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty|Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty]]'') had a similarly scripted death sequence far more often, and every single death sequence in the threequel (''[[w:Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater|Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater]]'') contained the now infamous "SNAAAAAAAAAAKE!?".
The first YTMND did not feature Otacon calling for Snake, but Luigi calling for Mario:
''"Mario?  MAAAAAARIOO!!!!"''
The site became popular for it's time and eventually spawned spin-offs months later featuring other fad characters of 2004 (such as [[Ugoff]], [[KHAN!|Kirk]], etc...).  The fad never really became full-blown instantly, but rather, grew at a steady rate, sometimes spawning multiple sites each day.  Eventually, in 2005 the ''Metal Gear Solid'' fad was noticed, and has sometimes made it's way to various fad conglomerates.
''Metal Gear Solid'' sites still spawn once in a while, most of them taking in decent ratings.
== See Also ==
[[Newcomer]], also featuring Solid Snake.
[[Category:Video Games]]

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