Crick wrote:Admittedly, I don't know a ton about Metal Gear-- and maybe this is splitting hairs-- but in the strictest sense, I don't think he sounds fascist. He doesn't seem to be promoting, like, an ethnostate, he's not an ultranationalist, and he doesn't seem to be scapgoating minorities.
An authoritarian perhaps, or... some kind of weird... libertarian?
I think I agree with this. Big Boss is an Authoritarian Libertarian, but since this is a world with no real ethnic racism, and portable nuke platforms, and at least 75% of the population is hardcore masochistic; he can't really tilt fully into fascist.