Raiden and Naked Snake (Big Boss) have a few things in common. For one, Raiden's rockin either an eye patch or he has some device over one eye. Sam is a rival/mentor of sorts to Raiden, the same way The Boss was mentor and rival to Naked Snake. Both mentors/rivals are responsible for removing an eye. Both Raiden and original Snake go off on their own and fight for what they want and believe. And, of course, a new generation of soldiers being modeled after Raiden, kinda. Children's brains being removed from their bodies and trained in VR to be ruthless killers. A different take on Les Enfants Terribles. Anyone else see similarities?