Government officials serve as politicians.

A politician, also known as a political leader or political figure, is an individual who is heavily involved in public policy and decision making. They are primarily involved in governments, whether of the local, state, or national level, whether directly running the government or trying to get a position in it via elections or coups, although they can also occur within corporations.

Due to their perceived tendency of being self-serving, and to make bloated promises without conviction, politicians are often held in as low regard by various people.[1][2]

Examples of politicians

Behind the scenes

Politicians frequently appear in the Metal Gear franchise, usually acting behind the scenes on behalf of their respective governments. In Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops, characters having the career of "politician" will allow the player to recruit prisoners more quickly, or increase the chance of characters being extracted via Fulton recovery in Portable Ops Plus. During gameplay, government officials will flee upon discovering the player character, and will place their hands on their heads, scream, and/or make distressed sentences, while being up close to them will cause them to flinch, fidget their arms, and sometimes stumble backwards.

Notes and references

  1. ^ Metal Gear Solid, Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (1998).
    Nastasha Romanenko: The current president [George Sears/Solidus Snake] has not yet had any foreign policy successes. His term will be up soon, and the word at the White House is that he desperately wants this one [the START III Accord] for the history books. // Solid Snake: Typical politician. // Nastasha: It's a big concern for him and his supporters.
  2. ^ Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Kojima Productions/Platinum Games (2013).
    Raiden: Typical politician... big promises, but all talk. // Steven Armstrong: What? // Raiden: "Jump-start the economy"? What a load of bullshit! All you care about is lining your own pockets. That, and your approval ratings. You've got no principles, just like all the rest. If America's gone to shit, you're just another maggot crawling in the pile!

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