Kojima Reveals Figurine Prototype of Metal Gear Solid V's Quiet

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Kojima Reveals Figurine Prototype of Metal Gear Solid V's Quiet

Quiet figurine prototype

Hideo Kojima has said in the past that he designed Quiet to be "sexy" for cosplays and figurines.

In two tweets yesterday, Hideo Kojima revealed two pictures of an in-progress prototype for a figurine of Metal Gear Solid V's Quiet. She stands in a bikini and ripped tights, holding a gun.

Kojima announced on Twitter in September that he "ordered" Quiet, a sniper in Metal Gear Solid V to be "more erotic." He made intentions known with another tweet: "The initial target is to make u want to do cosplay or its figurine to sell well." He then followed the remark with a close-up picture of Quiet's backside, focusing on the bikini bottom and torn pantyhose. His comments drew skepticism and disapproval. He clarified a couple days later that he meant he wanted characters to be sexier rather than "more erotic." He added that he wanted all aspects of the game, such as the weapons, to be sexy. Model Stefanie Joosten, who portrays Quiet, said Kojima has a reason for why Quiet wears what she does but could not reveal more than that.

If Kojima's initial goal for Quiet's design was to market merchandise like figurines, the Quiet figurine prototype comes as no surprise. Until Kojima reveals why Quiet wears what she does - and even then the explanation may not be adequate - it's hard not to raise an eyebrow at her design and feel it's not exploitative.

Source: Twitter (1), Twitter (2)

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It just looks kinda stupid. I could try and put that more intellectually but really it's just lame.

Seriously? What in the name of Christ is wrong with Kojima?

Don't get me wrong, I like a female characters that have semi revealing attire, and I can understand when and where it can be appropriate. But, this is just ridiculous, it looks like a 14 year old did the character designee. Well whatever the reason is why she looks like a sex symbol, I really do hope her back story backs it up.

Ah, a bikini small enough to expose both cleavage and underboob...

Bravo, Kojima!

I guess Kojima isn't even trying to be subtle with this one, not that he was with any other Metal Gear. Is the next game just going to feature full frontal nudity and skip around this "clothes" bullshit?

And if she's a sniper, shouldn't she blend in with something other than a nude bar?

How is this Metal Gear in any way? If I even needed another reason to abandon this ship, this would do nicely.

I think all the drugs kojima has done to write the mgs series is finally taking its toll. First keifer mcstrokeface replacing hayter, now this?

I get annoyed sometimes when I realise they do this to try and appeal to me.

If those are supposed to be tights then she has some scary looking knees. I can't say I am a fan of the visual design myself.

Although out of curiosity I did a quick search on google and it seems people are already cosplaying as her, so I guess he is right. People often complain about designs such as this, but many people enjoy dressing up as them.

Which is kind of funny, considering back in September when this was first news, the article ended with:

The original Kojima comment that sparked this off was aimed at cosplayers. It will be interesting to see what cosplayers actually make of Quiet; no doubt we'll find out soon enough.

Urgh, I liked mgs for it's strong women but by the looks of this, that has died ...

I don't think is a weak woman in the MGS series, Meryl ran her own unit, sniper wolf had seen some shit ... in fact all the female bosses from 4 had been through the ringer, the boss (what more needs be said?), (I've never played revengance but) Mistral sounds like she has had the same kind of life as Sniper wolf, Eva one up'd big boss, Sunny is a child prodigy.

The only average woman role is Rose but she is hardly a main figure.

I really hope this woman has a good reason for dressing like a cheap prostitute 'cos it would put a stain on my fanboy series!

w9496:
Is the next game just going to feature full frontal nudity and skip around this "clothes" bullshit?

You're assuming that she isn't already naked and just covered in nanomachines. And the reason she is wearing nanomachines (a nano-kini?)? Other nanomachines. That work for the patriots! LALILULELO!

Plus she's got nothing on Sniper Wolf. She managed to be sexy and at least attempt to have a functional costume. I'm still intrigued to find out just how Kojima is going to try and justify her (Quiet's) design, the rest of the game not so much.

That doesn't get any less silly the more times I see it.

Please tell me they're not trying to pass her off as a remotely serious character. If you want a barely dressed ass bouncing about the place then fair enough, but don't expect me to see it as anything other than that.

That looks awful. It's not even sexy. Tights with a bikini and half-laced combat boots? Did her house burn down and that's all she had left to wear? Not to mention her outfit makes no sense in a combat scenario. Maybe he should just make a softcore porn game if he wants to show so much skin so badly.

Legion:
If those are supposed to be tights then she has some scary looking knees.

I thought the same thing. But it looks that the weird knees are for joint articulation. I guess they wanted Quiet to be "fully posable". ;P

NOW INTERNET: SHOW ME YOUR RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGE!!!!

I've been waiting so long for a chance to use that reference with it only being slightly obscure....

w9496:
I guess Kojima isn't even trying to be subtle with this one, not that he was with any other Metal Gear. Is the next game just going to feature full frontal nudity and skip around this "clothes" bullshit?

And if she's a sniper, shouldn't she blend in with something other than a nude bar?

I think that since Metal Gear Solid for the PS1, each game has had a segment where the male main character is captured, stripped naked and tortured, with Sons of Liberty having a full escape sequence where you must guide everyone's favourite replacement protagonist, Raiden, through a high-tech prison with only your left hand to hide your modesty. True, it's technically not "full" frontal nudity, but it was a start!

CriticalMiss:

w9496:
Is the next game just going to feature full frontal nudity and skip around this "clothes" bullshit?

You're assuming that she isn't already naked and just covered in nanomachines. And the reason she is wearing nanomachines (a nano-kini?)? Other nanomachines. That work for the patriots! LALILULELO!

Plus she's got nothing on Sniper Wolf. She managed to be sexy and at least attempt to have a functional costume. I'm still intrigued to find out just how Kojima is going to try and justify her (Quiet's) design, the rest of the game not so much.

And the nanomachines have Foxdie!

Agreed on Sniper Wolf, but even she was pushing it a bit. Exposed cleavage in the middle of an Alaskan snowstorm?

I'm not sure he can justify her costume unless he says that he wanted a near topless female character in his next game. I think people would buy anything else he said.

Otaku bait. The term youre looking for is otaku bait.

And if theres an actual reason for her design, it had better be as big a shock as a stungun to the spine.

gigastar:
Otaku bait. The term youre looking for is otaku bait.

And if theres an actual reason for her design, it had better be as big a shock as a stungun to the spine.

You kidding? This is kojima were talking about. She's going to be a broken bird who dresses like that because of some form of guilt or guile. Most likely being "lol sexually assaulted now dresses like that as some form of self-blame".

I feel like this is just disgustingly revealing, there has to be a line drawn somewhere, and I guess that I was incorrect in assuming that MGS was a somewhat mature game. Theres what someone would wear in a combat scenario, revealing clothing, and then there is whatever this is.

Latinidiot:
I get annoyed sometimes when I realise they do this to try and appeal to me.

+1

Yagami_Kira:

gigastar:
Otaku bait. The term youre looking for is otaku bait.

And if theres an actual reason for her design, it had better be as big a shock as a stungun to the spine.

You kidding? This is kojima were talking about. She's going to be a broken bird who dresses like that because of some form of guilt or guile. Most likely being "lol sexually assaulted now dresses like that as some form of self-blame".

It's going to be terrible :(

I really wish someone had found a way to stop Kojima for doing this, it only got worse as the series has gone on. The days Sniper Wolf wandering around in the snow with her suit zipped down to the waist seem practically tasteful

BrotherRool:

Yagami_Kira:

gigastar:
Otaku bait. The term youre looking for is otaku bait.

And if theres an actual reason for her design, it had better be as big a shock as a stungun to the spine.

You kidding? This is kojima were talking about. She's going to be a broken bird who dresses like that because of some form of guilt or guile. Most likely being "lol sexually assaulted now dresses like that as some form of self-blame".

It's going to be terrible :(

I really wish someone had found a way to stop Kojima for doing this, it only got worse as the series has gone on. The days Sniper Wolf wandering around in the snow with her suit zipped down to the waist seem practically tasteful

At least sniper wolf could be thematicly linked to the old bond femme fatales. It was awful, but understandable. Kojimas just completely gone off the deep end with this one though. And they keep trying to act like Quiet is going to have some big secret, when we know she's going to be a generic broken bird because every female kojima writes is a cliche broken bird.

at this point, I'm out of rage, out of words, out of patience. kojima, you are stupid and stupid. I'm not saying I support all of the "feminist" talk that's been going around our medium lately (I think the "outrage" over Lara Croft's sexual assault was stupid, and honestly, even the outrage over the Sexy nuns in Hitman was stupid. if they had just been scantily clad women, for that purpose only, then yeah, pointless sex fantasy, but the juxtaposition of sex symbol and nun, lead to not what I'd call INTERESTING characters, but at least their sexuality served a secondary purpose of subverting accepted notions of what nuns are. I'm not saying it wasn't kinda lame, but definitely not outrage worthy.

Casual Shinji:
Ah, a bikini small enough to expose both cleavage and underboob...

Bravo, Kojima!

No no, you misunderstand!

This is "tactical espionage armour"!

I mean, it just screams "black ops", "behind enemy lines" and "stealth missions"!

I am not that surprised that Quiet is what she is, Kojima (to me at any rate) always has depicted women in the strangest of ways (sometimes even creepy ways, remember the Beauty and the Beast unit?).

Once again proving that the Metal Gear series would be vastly improved with the addition of an editor so he stops doing stupid stuff like this.

They should do a figurine of naked Raiden from MGS2. Complete with cartwheel action. Anyway, I can't be upset about this. They've had Solid Snake and Big Boss show some skin as well in the past. Fan service seems to relatively work both ways in the Metal Gear universe.

Let's not forget sexy time with Master Miller.


Or Vamp with his S&M gear.

Solid Snake's lovingly sculpted booty.

Honestly, anyone complaining likely isn't very familiar with the series and the fact that sexuality has always been thrown into it.

I shall leave you all with a quote by Revolver Ocelot from MGS1.

"There's nothing like the feeling of slamming a long silver bullet into a well greased chamber..."

Oh Kojima, you were doing so well. Now you have lost a large portion of my respect. Do you really think the sort of people that play your games do so for the gratuitous nudity? Even Call of Duty doesn't sink this low. There, I said it.

roseofbattle:
Until Kojima reveals why Quiet wears what she does - and even then the explanation may not be adequate - it's hard not to raise an eyebrow at her design and feel it's not exploitative.

It won't be, that outfit is only suitable for one thing: looking "sexy". Whatever he comes up with is just trying to justify that he didn't want her in a reasonable outfit.

That design looks lame as hell. Congrats Kojima if that's what you were going for, I guess.

Considering there are porn movies featuring video game characters, I wonder if at some point a dev decides to specifically target the porn industry when they design a character. "Oh, well yes. Our aim is to sell figurines and get as many porn adaptations as possible. Sex sells."

I don't see what everyone is so upset about. Clearly when Quiet isn't shooting bad guys she's a volunteer lifeguard.

As a lifeguard you never know when you're going to have to dive in the ocean or a swimming pool and save someone's life. Trust me here, seconds count. There's no time to strip off 100 pounds of combat gear when lives are on the line. Not only is a miniature bikini practical for swimming, it's also great for beating the tropical heat.

Just make the check out to cash, Mr. Kojima. You're welcome.

Holy shit, not you too, Escapist?

"Oh no, cleavage! Surely this is nothing more than masturbatory aid and a lazy design!"

Are we forgetting Sniper Wolf, EVA, the B&B Corps? And how can we forget the girls-only model viewer (complete with underwear/swimsuit variant) in Peace Walker? Quiet is by no means the only 'sexy' character in this franchise. Hell, even the males in this series are sexed up (Raiden, Vamp, Kaz Miller, Solid Snake's sculpted ass, Naked Snake); in other words, this is nothing new, and I feel the backlash on her design is just people hopping on the feminism bandwagon.

There is a purpose for her design (looking at the trailer, she might have chameleon powers). The model has confirmed as much and if you can't accept that maybe showing a little skin could be used for more than looking good, I'd say you need to chill the fuck out and stop being so reactionary.

I'm getting real sick of this "don't offend me!" bullshit.

OT: That figure doesn't look very good, prototype or otherwise. Then again, I guess Play Arts Kai hasn't been the best at what they do.

The_Echo:

There is a purpose for her design (looking at the trailer, she might have chameleon powers). The model has confirmed as much and if you can't accept that maybe showing a little skin could be used for more than looking good, I'd say you need to chill the fuck out and stop being so reactionary.

Fascinating how it's the only confirmed woman in the game who has the chameleon powers that require her to be semi-nude at all times. It's almost as if it was by design.

I'll concede that there is the slimmest possible chance Kojima might surprise me. But seeing as I think almost everything he's done since MGS3 has been self-indulgent nonsense, I don't have high hopes.

One theory floating around is that she was undercover, got subjected to the obligatory MGS naked torture scene and escaped, being forced to improvise clothing out of the tattered remains of her dress.

Which would be a fine way to explain her get up until the inevitable murdering happens and she doesn't even take a jacket from the fallen.......

Holy double post batman!

Gonna take some reaaaaaaaaal convincing to see this as being in any way beneficial to being a sniper... Kojima, stop trying so hard to be liked, and just make a game out of a goddamn game.

Yeah, this is just Hideo Kojima doing his thing. Remember Solid Snake's perfectly sculpted buttocks showing through his sexy skin-tight sneaking suit? Everyone's favourite bishonen Raiden's naked escape mission? Raikov and Volgin? Revolver ocelot wanting to slam his silver bullet into a greased chamber (that line gets me every time)? Vamp, a gay vampire wearing full blown S&M gear licking Raiden's white goo of his knife? The Beauty and the Beast "photomodel" sequences? Kazahura Miller in a speedo? Sniper Wolf's overflowing cleavage in the middle of Alaska?

I mean, gosh, this is pretty tame compared to his earlier stuff. It's just a black bikini with some ripped stockings. But I have to admit that it looks incredibly stupid...

People here negatively commenting must have never played the MGS series. At all.

I get that video games often use the imagery of women in a sexualized light, but must we get mad at every female character who shows skin? Who knows. Maybe this character is like EVA from MGS 3 in the sense that she uses her sexuality as well as it being a part of her character. It might be, you know, well written like EVA was?

Seriously let's not act like none of us has ever played a game, seen a movie, or watched a TV show because cleavage or midriff was shown. I didn't throw away my controller in moral disgust when I saw SkullGirls or most Japanese fighting games ever made. I played good fighting games. I didn't write Joss Whedon an angry letter when I saw this:
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer is still a good show that treats female characters like human beings.

And I know no one got angry when that long run of Dr. Who companions was comprised of gorgeous women. Why? Because they were great actors who had a damn good script to work with.

When did it become ok for gamers to cry like children about aspects of a game when it hasn't even shown us gameplay yet?

Sometimes I think gamers attack video games more than the mass media does.

Can we bring it down a couple notches before this gets as stupid as the dMc fan reaction?

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