Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Foreshadowed the “Make America Great Again” Slogan
In Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, protagonist Raiden confronts Senator Steven Armstrong in a climactic encounter. As the antagonist physically subdues Raiden, he chillingly echoes the slogan “Make America Great Again,” while exerting his control over Raiden. Standing victorious, Senator Armstrong takes the opportunity to expound upon his vision for a reimagined America. Unsurprisingly, given his role as a game villain, Armstrong’s vision for the nation is bleak. He declares, “The weak will be purged, and the strongest will fly, free to live as they see fit. They’ll make America great again!” Strikingly, this portrayal closely mirrors an actual presidential campaign, highlighting Metal Gear’s uncanny accuracy in foresight. It leaves one intrigued about the potential accuracy of its other predictions.