This article is about the Raiden from the Metal Gear series. For the Raiden from Mortal Kombat, see Raiden
|Death Battle Combatant|
The Cyborg Ripper
|Origin|| Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty|
|Appearance(s)||Wolverine VS Raiden|
|“||I learned young that killing your enemies felt good; Really good. In America, my friends, my family, they helped me forget the devil inside. But who am I kidding? I was born to kill! That nickname you love so much, wanna know how I got it? Actually, why don’t I give you a demonstration? I think it’s time for Jack... to let’er rip!.||„|
Raiden is one of the main protagonists of the Metal Gear series. He appeared in the 52nd episode of DEATH BATTLE!, Wolverine VS Raiden, where he fought against Wolverine from Marvel Comics. He was voiced by Tim Paige.
Jack is an American child soldier who was born in the 1980's and was raised by Solidus Snake. His initial objective was to rescue several hostages from a terrorist group known as the Sons of Liberty. Raiden is helped by mercenary Solid Snake and spy Olga Gurlukovich across his mission. A clandestine organization known as The Patriots is revealed to be controlling his actions, however, with his commanding officer revealed as their computer-generated AI, and one of their spies becomes Raiden's girlfriend, and the two fall in love. Raiden defeats Solidus after being told by the Patriots' AIs that his death would also trigger the deaths of Olga's child and Rosemary, the latter of whom was revealed to have been pregnant with Raiden's child during the mission.
His body was heavily modified after he was captured due to his anti-Patriot activities. The trauma of his breakup with Rosemary, coupled with the apparent miscarriage of his child, have made Raiden believe his only place is on the battlefield. He assists Solid Snake in the fight against Liquid Ocelot wanting to obtain the Patriots' powers. After several encounters with Liquid's men, Raiden stays in the ship Outer Haven to protect Snake as he shuts down the Patriots' AIs. Later Rosemary reveals to Raiden that their child was not miscarried; her marriage to Roy Campbell was a hoax to protect her and their son from the Patriots. Upon hearing this news, Raiden reconciles with Rosemary.
DEATH BATTLE! Info
- Real Name: Jack
- Age: 35 years
- Height: Approx. 5'10"/177.8 cm
- Aliases: Jack the Ripper, White Devil, Snake, Mr. Lightning Bolt
- Former child soldier & spy
- Member of Maverick Security Counseling Inc.
- Proud wearer of 5 cyborg bodies
Powers & Arsenal
- Durable cyborg body
- Superhuman strength
- Superhuman speed
- Can generate electricity
- Fuel cell electrolyte absorption
- Blade Mode
- Ripper Mode
Murasama High-Frequency Blade
- Vibrations destabilize target's molecular bonds
- Faster vibrations rate than Raiden's original HF Blade
- High uptake rate
- Originally forged in 16th century
- Previously owned by Sam Rodrigues
- ID Locked
- Cuts through nanomachines, son!
- Defeated Soldius Snake
- Helped bring down the Patriots
- Defeated Desperado & World Marshal
- Blocked attacks from Metal Gears RAY & EXCELSUS
- Lifted & threw Metal Gear RAY & EXCELSUS
- Held back Outer Haven battleship
- Survived the mindf##king story of Metal Gear Solid 2
One Minute Melee
He later made a cameo appearance in Genos VS Cyborg, when Genos mentioned that he wants to take Raiden down after their last battle.
Raiden appeared in Season 2 of DBX, where he fought against Genji from the Overwatch series and won.
DEATH BATTLE! Quotes
- Who the hell are you? Get out of my way!
- Who... what are you?
- Let's dance!
- I will end you!
- Are you some kind of cyborg?
- I'll just have to swing harder then!
- Shit! Not again!
- Pain! This is why I fight!
- Hahaha it's time for Jack the Ripper, to let 'er rip!
- Raiden is the third Konami character to appear, after Bomberman and Solid Snake, and with the next one being Dracula.
- Raiden is the fourth non-DC character to fight against and Marvel character, after Lord Raiden, Goliath and Darth Vader, and with the next eight being Pinkie Pie, Android 18, The Shredder, Lucy, Sigma, Widowmaker, The Mask and Genos.
- Raiden is the fifth video game character to fight a comic book character, after Zitz, Kratos, Lord Raiden and Fox McCloud, and with the next six being Sweet Tooth, Amy Rose, Shovel Knight, Sigma, Widowmaker and Sindel.
- Raiden is the second combatant named Raiden, after Raiden from the Mortal Kombat series.
- Coincidentally, they both fought a Marvel Comics character.
- Raiden is the second winner to lose a limb, after Fox McCloud, and with the next five being Voltron, Sub-Zero, Samurai Jack, Esdeath and Machamp.
- Raiden is the second combatant to win a DEATH BATTLE!, One Minute Melee and DBX, after Roronoa Zoro, and with the next three being Zero, Akuma and Vegeta.