Me and a few friends were talking about our favorite video game characters and I brought up how Gray Fox has always been my favorite character out of any video game series. I thought he was bad ass and I still do. He was actually my child hood hero. He might have not of been that great in PO but I even really like his character in MG2 and then in MGS1 he was just phenomenal. He really was a tortured soul. Without Gray Fox, I highly doubt that Snake would have been able to destroy the radome on Rex. Fox's final words are just too damn good too. It's so sad but so good. He went out like a champ. I actually even like Fox over any of the Snakes.
I still even have my original copy of VR Missions and my Mcfarlane figure of Gray Fox from when I was a kid. I also had Solid Snake, Meryl, Ocelot, Sniper Wolf and Mantis. I was missing Raven and Liquid. I couldn't find them anywhere. I have no idea what happened to all the other figures, but Gray Fox stuck around the whole time!
I just had to get the Play Arts Kai version since it's been far too long since they've made a Gray Fox figure. I missed out when they were cheap and now the Red and Blue alt version comes with an extra head to the regular version (his face is showing in the extra head). But it will not be till a long ass time till I get one of those because they're around $400 on eBay.
I even remember getting VR Missions and booting up the game and seeing the main menu with the orange circle light up then you see Gray Fox. I was fvcking pumped. I couldn't wait to get to play as Fox. After days of finally beating all the missions I needed too, I played those 3 short levels over and over and over again. I couldn't tell you how many times I just played those 3 levels over and over again. When getting to the main menu for the second time, the pic of Fox in the menu now has his face showing.
I actually had something like that as my lock and home screen on my phone.
AAAAAANNNND here's a video of me doing the second mission of killing 30 gnome soldiers without any alerts.
(warning, the audio sounds like shit because fraps sucks)