"Why are we still here? Just to suffer?" is a quote from the 2015 video game Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain. The line became a catchexpression typically offered in parody videos to express frustration and also hopelessness, similar to Hello Darkness, My Old Friend.

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On June 13th, 2013, the official Konami YouTube account uploaded the official, red band trailer for the video game Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain. At the one-minute mark in the trailer, the character Kazuhira "Kaz" Miller claims, "Why are we still here? Just to suffer?" The trailer (displayed below, left) has been perceived even more than 2.6 million times.<1>

Three months later, on September 1st, the game was released and featured the line in complete (presented listed below, right). The game has actually marketed even more than 4 million duplicates as of July 2017.

The full quote:

"Why are we still here? Just to suffer? Eincredibly night, I deserve to feel my leg… and my arm… even my fingers. The body I’ve lost… the comrades I’ve lost… won’t soptimal hurting… It’s prefer they’re all still tbelow. You feel it, also, don’t you?"


On June 2sixth, 2015, YouTuber Lukidjano posted a parody video of the trailer featuring Big Man Tyrone analysis the quote. Within 2 years, the video (presented listed below, left) has actually been regarded even more than 52,000 times.<2> Tyrone later posted a video clip without the moments from the trailer (shown below, right) and received more than 100,000 views.

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A year and a fifty percent later on, on January 20th, 2017, YouTuber PewDiePie consisted of a parody of the expression in his video "IT"S TIME TO STRIKE BACK."<3> Within six months, the video (shown below) has been perceived even more than 5 million times.





<1> YouTube – Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain E3 2013 RED BAND Trailer

<2> YouTube – Tyrone is Kaz


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