Senator Armstrong

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Senator Steven Armstrong is the main antagonist of the 2013 video game Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.

An American senator and USA presidential candidate who serves as the final boss, Armstrong became one of the game's most popular characters because of his fight with player character Raiden, which gained great popularity online for extremely memetic speeches and moments, and for its political message that remains relevant to this day. He is widely considered by fans to be the "most based politician of all time" for his strongly memorable traits, like his ardent American patriotism, commitment to his own goals and beliefs, and for being a tough-ass motherfucker to kill.

Tournament History[edit]

The Senator was voted the winner of 4chan's first King of /v/ tournament in 2019. Fueled by the power of memes, nanomachines voting machines, and sheer patriotism, Armstrong dominated the entire tournament from start to finish. His victims include two humanoid robots, a "pink little shit", a dense motherfucker, a Russian, a "limp-dick lawyer", and a demon-slaying space marine. Due to his inaugural victory, he is banned from participating in future King of /v/ tournaments. Still, his legacy as the original King will live on.


King of /v/
2019 - Unseeded
Round Opponent Votes Series Pct. For
Round 1 Quote 290 - 109 Cave Story 72.7%
Round 2 Dynamo (Mega Man) 301 - 46 Mega Man 86.7%
Round 3 Kirby 157 - 118 Kirby 57.1%
Round 4 Leon Kennedy 183 - 130 Resident Evil 58.5%
Quarterfinals Heavy 152 - 126 Team Fortress 2 54.7%
Semi-finals Phoenix Wright 165 - 132 Ace Attorney 55.6%
Finals Doomguy 465 - 384 DOOM 54.8%



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Raiden: What!?
Senator Armstrong: Nice knife. (crushes sword in half)

(fighting ensues)

Raiden: Typical politician... Big promises, but all talk.
Senator 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!
Raiden: If America's gone to shit, then you're just another maggot crawling in the pile.
Senator Armstrong: (chuckles) All right, the truth then.

Senator Armstrong: You're right about one thing. I do need capital. And votes. Wanna know why? I HAVE A DREAM!
Raiden: What?
Senator Armstrong: That one day, every person in this nation will control their own destiny. A land of the TRULY free, dammit.
Senator Armstrong: A nation of ACTION, not words; ruled by STRENGTH, not committee! Where the law changes to suit the individual, NOT the other way around.
Senator Armstrong: Where power and justice are back where they belong, in the hands of the PEOPLE!

(Armstrong headbutts Raiden)

Senator Armstrong: Where every man is free... to think... to act... for HIMSELF! Fuck all these limp-dick lawyers and chicken-shit bureaucrats. Fuck this 24/7 Internet spew of trivia and celebrity bullshit! Fuck American pride. Fuck the MEDIA! FUCK ALL OF IT!!!
Senator Armstrong: America is diseased. Rotten to the core. There's no saving it. We need to pull it out by the roots. Wipe the slate clean. BURN IT DOWN!
Senator Armstrong: And from the ashes a new America will be BORN! Evolved, but UNTAMED!
Senator Armstrong: The weak will be purged, and the strongest will thrive, free to live as they see fit; they'll make America GREAT AGAIN!!!

Raiden: What the hell are you.. talking about...
Senator Armstrong: You still don't get it. I'm using war as a business to get ELECTED! So I can END war as a business.
Senator Armstrong: In my new America, people will die, and kill, for what they BELIEVE! Not for money, not for OIL! Not for what they're told is right. Every man will be free to fight his OWN WARS!

Senator Armstrong: ... (pulls out lighter and smokes) So, what do you think?
Raiden: How the hell did you.. get elected?


King of /v/ 2019
Finalists Senator Armstrong • 2nd Doomguy
Semi-finalists 3rd Kazuma Kiryu • 4th Phoenix Wright
Quarter-finalists 5th Solid Snake • 6th Heavy • 7th Duke Nukem • 8th Wario
Round 4 (Top 16) Bowser Dante Funky Kong Gordon Freeman JC Denton Jack Frost Leon Kennedy Scout
Round 3 (Top 32) Alien (Alien Hominid) Doc Louis Dr. Eggman Earthworm Jim Geese Howard Gene Godot Kyle Hyde King Of All Cosmos Kirby Luigi Mega Man X Priest Rance Richter Belmont Travis Touchdown
Round 2 (Top 64) Arthas Arthur Morgan Asura Bridget Captain Falcon CJ Chief Dagoth Ur Dynamo (Mega Man) Easy Pete Emil (Nier) Ezio Auditore da Firenze Fargoth Fox McCloud Francis York Morgan Gex Isaac King K Rool Kratos Link Marco Rossi Nagito Komaeda Nero Proto Man Scorpion Sissel Sol Badguy Sub-zero Subject Delta Super Macho Man Vulpes Inculta X-Com Guy
Round 1 (Top 128) 9-Volt Adol Christin Albert Wesker Banjo Battler Ushiromiya Caim (Drakengard) Dad (Dad n' me) Dutch Van Der Linde Eddie Riggs GF Buyer Geno Goose (Untitled Goose Game) Goro Majima Guile Hifumi Yamada Jak James Earl Cash Ren Amamiya Kain Ken Masters Kenji Setou King Kiwi The Bard Knight Lautrec of Carim Larry Foulke Louie Lucio Luka Main Character (My Friend Pedro) Marche Metal Sonic Mettaton Mr. Game & Watch Neku Sakuraba Ness Orionos Phantom R Pit Plague Knight Professor Layton Quote Ralsei Raziel Rean Schwarzer Ridley Robloxian Ryu Hayabusa Sigurd (Fire Emblem) Sir Daniel Fortesque Sora Spectre Knight Steve Sweet Tooth Terry Bogard The Warlock Tingle Vivi Walter (SMT) Walter Bennet Wheatley Wise Old Man Y.V Yoyo Yu Narukami
Excluded by Series Limit Template:Gray Fox Big BossTemplate:King Harkinian Vergil SansTemplate:Makoto Yuki "Fuhrer"
Did not qualify Not Important JPEG DogTemplate:Sho MinamimotoTemplate:KlonoaTemplate:Gilgamesh (Fate)Template:Dimitri Aleixandre BlaiddydTemplate:Goemon
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