Eva: (voice) Snake, listen to me. She didn't betray the United States. No...
far from it. She was a hero who died for her country. She carried out her
mission knowing full well what was going to happen.
(The doors open and Snake is greeted with applause. Major Zero, Para-Medic,
and Sigint are there as well)
Eva: Self-sacrifice... because that was her duty.
(Snake stands before the president. A woman brings a medal to the president.
He picks it up)
President: You are above even The Boss. I hereby award you the title of Big
Boss. (pins the medal to his shirt)
(Snake, or more appropriately, Big Boss, salutes the president)
President: You are a true patriot.
(The president and Big Boss shake hands. The player can also hold R1 and see
Ocelot staring at you through the window. Big Boss turns around and stands
with the president for pictures. The CIA director approaches and offers his
hand but Big Boss walks right past him)
Executive: You know, we could use an infiltration unit like FOX in the army.
Someone like him to handle our top-secret sneaking missions for us. A man who
combines the qualities of a soldier and an agent.
Eva: The Boss' defection was a ruse set up by the US government. It was all a
big drama staged by Washington so they could get their hands on the
(Big Boss is greeted by Major Zero, Para-Medic, and Sigint but he coldly walks
past them and leaves)
Eva: And The Boss was the star of the show. They planned it so that they could
get the Legacy that Colonel Volgin inherited... and destroy the Shagohod at
the same time. Only a legendary hero like The Boss could have earned Volgin's
trust. Finding out where the Philosopher's Legacy was hidden was to be her
greatest mission. Everything was going according to plan. But then something
happened that no one could have predicted. Colonel Volgin fired an American-
made nuclear warhead at Sokolov's research facility. Khrushchev demanded that
the US government provide proof that it wasn't involved. They couldn't just
abort the operation to steal the Legacy. So the operation itself was greatly
expanded and revised. The authorities in Washington knew that in order to
prove its innocence they'd have to get rid of The Boss... and that one of
their own would have to do the job. The public couldn't be allowed to find out
about it... not ever. This, they concluded, would be the best way to keep the
whole thing under wraps. The Boss wouldn't be allowed to come back home alive.
And she wouldn't be allowed to kill herself. Her life would be ended by her
most beloved disciple... That was the way the government wanted it. That was
the mission she was given. And she had no choice but to carry it out. Her
death at your hands was duty she had to fulfill. Out of duty, she turned her
back on her own comrades. A lesser woman would have been crushed by such a
(Big Boss is walking through a cemetery with a suitcase)
Eva: The taint of disgrace will follow her to her grave. Future generations
will revile her. In America, as a despicable traitor with no sense of honor.
And in Russia, as a monster who unleashed a nuclear catastrophe. She will go
down in official history as a war criminal. And no one will ever understand
her. That... was her final mission. And like a true soldier, she saw it
through the end.
(Big Boss arrives at The Boss' grave)
Eva: But I think she wanted you of all people to know the truth. She wanted to
live on in your memory. Not as a soldier, but as a woman. But she was
forbidden to tell you herself. And that's why she told me.
(Big Boss places the Patriot and some flowers on the grave)
Eva: Snake, history will never know what she did. No one will ever learn the
truth. Her story... her debriefing... will endure only in your heart.
Everything she did, she did for her country. She sacrificed her life and her
honor for her native land. She was a real hero.
(The Boss' tombstone reads: "In Memory of a Patriot who Saved the World")
Eva: She was a true patriot.
(Big Boss salutes)