Jetstream Sam

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Jetstream Sam, otherwise known as his actual name Samuel Rodriguez is a character in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.

He is a Brazilian samurai mercenary who has a history with Senator Armstrong and serves as one of the main adversaries of the game's protagonist Raiden.

Tournament History[edit]

Jetstream Sam first appeared in 2020. Though Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance has always been popular on /v/ since its release, a resurgence in its popularity combined with the victory of fellow MGR rep Senator Armstrong the year prior helped Samuel through his bracket as he dominated matchups on his way to the Elite Eight. In the Quarterfinals he would take part in a Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance matchup against his canon rival Raiden, to whom he would be defeated by, afterwards landing 6th place in the Quarterfinals consolation vote.

Returning in 2022, Samuel would see tougher fights against Like a Dragon's Goro Majima and fellow 2020 Elite Eight member Miles Edgeworth, coming out on top in both matchups. However he became another victim of Jack Garland's unstoppable rise to the top and was defeated in round 3.

In 2023 Jetstream Sam became a rather notorious figure, starting with the fact that despite his popularity and success in the tournaments he wasn't even nominated, which many consider to have been due to a "bystander effect" of anons assuming that such an established character already had been nominated or that someone else would nominate him for them. Nonetheless, he would end up sitting out the year alongside fellow non-qualifying Elite Eight member Nyarlathotep.

But though he would not be a part of the tournament itself, Samuel's story did not end there. In Round 3, an anon posting with a Jetstream Sam picture jokingly considered a scenario in which the hyped up Wario vs. Eggman did not happen due to their opponents winning, resulting in an unexpected Geralt vs. Alex matchup instead in a complete reversal of hype and expectations. This caused a shitstorm for the rest of the round as some anons replied to the post saying they switched their votes based off the Jetstream Sam post, making others worried that the match would be ruined due to Jetstream Sam planting a seed of contrarianism in the minds of the voterbase.

The Jetstream Sam post that started the fire.

Though the anticipated Wario vs Eggman match went through, this incident caused Jetstream Sam to become a figure of metagaming and contrarianism for the rest of the tournament, in which images of him would be posted alongside speculations about the biggest upsets and buzzkills possible.


King of /v/
2020 - Seed 11
Round Opponent Series Votes Pct. For
Round 1 (118) Niko Bellic Grand Theft Auto 1125 - 483 70.0%
Round 2 (54) Jacket Hotline Miami 741 - 421 63.8%
Round 3 (22) G-Man Half-Life 655 - 491 57.2%
Round 4 (27) Agent 47 Hitman 718 - 597 54.6%
Quarterfinals (3) Raiden Metal Gear 595 - 934 38.9%
Contestant Series 5th 6th 7th 8th Total
(4) JC Denton Deus Ex 460 485 420 271 1636
(11) Jetstream Sam Metal Gear 442 402 402 390
(7) Miles Edgeworth Ace Attorney 372 382 447 435
(8) Scout Team Fortress 2 362 367 367 540
2022 - Seed 19
Round 1 (38) Goro Majima Like a Dragon 766 - 467 62.1%
Round 2 (6) Miles Edgeworth Ace Attorney 790 - 605 56.7%
Round 3 (5) Garland Final Fantasy 486 - 654 42.6%



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King of /v/ 2022 - Jack vs Sam Promo


King of /v/ 2020
Finalists Dante • 2nd Raiden
Semi-finalists 3rd Travis Touchdown • 4th Vergil
Quarter-finalists 5th JC Denton • 6th Jetstream Sam • 7th Miles Edgeworth • 8th Scout
Round 4 (Top 16) Dr. Eggman Regigigas Spy Goro Majima Agent 47 Captain Falcon Soldier Gordon Freeman
Round 3 (Top 32) Pepsiman Revolver Ocelot "Fuhrer" Albert Wesker Adam Jensen Chris Redfield Luigi Leon Kennedy G-Man Registeel Sundowner Big Smoke Dog (Silent Hill) King Of All Cosmos Bill Chief
Round 2 (Top 64) Ganon Kirby Frank Funky Kong Sephiroth CJ Helltaker Nero Jack Frost Simon Belmont Cave Johnson Shadow The Hedgehog Lvl 1 Crook Alucard Donkey Kong Ichiban Kasuga Zero King K Rool Max Payne Battler Ushiromiya Cacodemon Godot Postal Dude Richter Belmont Isaac Clarke Coach Engineer Gene Anonymous Dracula Jacket Baba
Round 1 (Top 128) Lanky Kong Regirock Kratos Jevil JPEG DogTemplate:Akinator Geralt of Rivia Patches Ancestor Bomberman Waluigi Cuphead Proto Man Ayin Frog Neo Cortex Handsome Jack Crash Bandicoot Crono Mega Man Tom Nook Steve Groose Dick Gumshoe KK Slider Not Important Sol Badguy Terry Bogard Mario Sekiro Dagoth Ur Asura M Bison Big Daddy Geese Howard Mega Man X Sissel Rance Kinzo Ushiromiya HUNK Nagito Komaeda Tohru Adachi King Dedede Joshua Graham Cloud Strife Quote Charles Demi-fiend Hokma Frank West Knuckles Ridley Mr House Banjo Morshu Regice Plague Knight Bowser 9S Sans Niko Bellic Meta Knight Arbiter Link
Excluded by Series Limit Template:Demoman (TF2)Template:Medic (TF2)Template:Sniper (TF2)Template:Pyro (TF2)Template:Monsoon (Metal Gear)Template:OtaconTemplate:Kazuhira MillerTemplate:Liquid SnakeTemplate:Creaking SkullTemplate:HideoTemplate:Merchant (Resident Evil)Template:Dr WilyTemplate:Gray Fox
Did not qualify Henry Stickmin Brad Armstrong Dark Sun Gwyndolin Missile Lucas ConkerTemplate:Viewtiful JoeTemplate:Kotomine Kirei (Fate)Template:Shitass (Minecraft) Ezio Auditore da Firenze
King of /v/ 2022
Finalists Jack Garland • 2nd Jack Frost
Semi-finalists 3rd JC Denton • 4thAM AM
Quarter-finalists 5th Travis Touchdown • 6th Phoenix Wright • 7th Albert Wesker • 8th Luigi
Round 4 (Top 16) Agent 47 Christopher Robin Engineer Mario Pepsiman Simon Belmont Solid Snake Vergil
Round 3 (Top 32) Asura Battler Ushiromiya Captain Falcon Chris Redfield Coach Duke Nukem Gordon Freeman Isaac Clarke Isaac Kleiner Jetstream Sam Kirby Link Postal Dude Scout The Knight Tony Hawk
Round 2 (Top 64) Alucard Bomberman Brad Armstrong Charles Chief Cuphead Donkey Kong Doomguy Dung Eater Father Garcia Frog Gabriel Gene Grimm Helltaker John Ward Joshua Graham King Dedede King K Rool King Of All CosmosTemplate:Max (Sam & Max) Mega Man Meta Knight Miles Edgeworth Mr. Game & Watch QuoteTemplate:Sam (Sam & Max) Sans Solaire Spamton Tohru Adachi Wheatley
Round 1 (Top 128) Adam Jensen Alex Eggleston Arbiter Ayin Banjo Big Daddy Bill Bowser CJ Cave Johnson Companion Cube Crash Bandicoot Demi-fiend Dick Gumshoe Dracula Dwarf Earthworm Jim Ellis Emperor of Mankind Frank West Funky Kong G-Man Giygas Goro Majima Groose Harry Du Bois Henry Stickmin Hollow Knight Jacket Jevil Keke Kim Kitsuragi King Dice Lucas Luka Metal Sonic Mike Tyson Mr House N Neo Cortex Nero Ness Niko Bellic Not Important Pac-Man Parappa Patches Pit Rance Rando Armstrong Red Crewmate Regigigas Ridley Roland Sonic the Hedgehog Starscourge Radahn Steve The Hunter Tom Nook V1 Zagreus Zero ???
Excluded by Series Limit Raiden Revolver Ocelot Big Boss SoldierTemplate:Medic (TF2)Template:Demoman (TF2)Template:Sniper (TF2)Template:Saxton Hale SundownerTemplate:Sneed (Mario) Waluigi Shadow The HedgehogTemplate:Liquid SnakeTemplate:OtaconTemplate:Pot of GreedTemplate:King Harkinian IsaacTemplate:Merchant (Resident Evil)Template:Venom Snake GanonTemplate:Mecha SonicTemplate:BerdleyTemplate:Papyrus HUNKTemplate:HideoTemplate:Kris Dreemur Starwalker Lanky KongTemplate:Solidus SnakeTemplate:Kazuhira MillerTemplate:Monsoon (Metal Gear)
Did not qualify Rayman Havel the Rock Ludwig Oersted Lorde The Judge Proto Man Ancestor The Pale King Shovel Knight
King of /v/
Tournaments 20192020202120222023
Champions Senator Armstrong Dante The Batter Jack Garland Grimm
Elite Eight
Bold indicates semifinalist status. Bold underlined indicates finishing as runner-up at least once.
AM AM Albert Wesker Demi-fiend Doomguy Duke Nukem Dr. Eggman "Fuhrer" Heavy Jack Frost JC Denton Jetstream Sam John Ward Kazuma Kiryu Leon Kennedy Luigi Miles Edgeworth Morshu Phoenix Wright Raiden Rayman Scout Solid Snake Travis Touchdown Vergil Wario
Qualified Characters
Adam Jensen Agent 47 Ancestor Ayin Baba Banjo Battler Ushiromiya Brad Armstrong Captain Falcon Charles Chris Redfield Christopher Robin CJ Coach Dimitri Alexandre Blaiddyd Doc Louis Dracula Engineer Frank West Frog Gene Geralt of Rivia Giygas Gordon Freeman Goro Majima Harry Du Bois Hollow Knight Isaac Clarke Isaac Kleiner Jacket James Sunderland Jevil Joshua Graham JPEG Dog Kefka King Boo King Dedede King Of All Cosmos Kirby Little Mac Luka Mario Max Payne Meta Knight Pepsiman Postal Dude Rance Regigigas Revolver Ocelot Ridley Roland Sekiro Soldier Spamton Spy The Hunter The Knight Tohru Adachi Waluigi Zero
Other Characters
Claptrap Philemon Yugi