Gaming With God: The World’s Most Dangerous Otaku


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If you’ve played Metal Gear Solid then you know about Solid Snake’sright hand man Hal Emmerich. He’s a scientist that Snake is searching for to learn more about Metal Gear. Once he finds him, Hal is actually terrified to see Snake and hides in a closet. After introductions are out of the way, Snake harasses him to get information that can be useful to complete his mission. After Snake understands the situation better and gets a little friendly with the engineer, they start chatting a little bit. Emmeraich explains why he became a scientist and refuses to be part of a project that creates a weapon like Metal Gear.

Here’s where things get a little interesting for all the anime fans out there. Before they depart, we learn that Hal’s nickname, Otacon, actually stands for Otaku Convention. Not only is he a Japanese animation fan but that’s the main reason he became a scientist in the first place. Large robots (Gundam?) run by humans are what inspired him to help create the large Metal Gear figure. You even see it around his working space, with a poster from Zone of the Enders (One of Hideo Kojima’s, the creator of the Metal Gear series, games) and figurines of Mario and Yoshi. This not only led to him becoming a world famous engineer for one of the most dangerous weapons on Earth, but it helped him bring out his passion and talents.

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