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

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On June 13th, 2013, the official Konami YouTube account uploaded the main, 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 says, "Why are we still here? Just to suffer?" The trailer (displayed listed below, left) has been viewed more than 2.6 million times.<1>

Three months later on, on September 1st, the game was released and also featured the line in full (shown 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? Eextremely night, I have the right to feel my leg… and also my arm… also my fingers. The body I’ve lost… the comrades I’ve lost… won’t sheight hurting… It’s choose they’re all still tbelow. You feel it, too, don’t you?"


On June 26th, 2015, YouTuber Lukidjano posted a parody video of the trailer featuring Big Man Tyrone analysis the quote. Within 2 years, the video (displayed below, left) has been viewed even more than 52,000 times.<2> Tyrone later on posted a video without the moments from the trailer (displayed listed below, right) and also got 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 (presented below) has actually been viewed 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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