• Hey, guest user. Hope you're enjoying NeoGAF! Have you considered registering for an account? Come join us and add your take to the daily discourse.

Russian Head Transplant Doctor Looks Identical to Doctor in MGSV - KOJIMA!

Not open for further replies.

Deadly Cyclone

Pride of Iowa State
Props to Despera in the OT thread for pointing this out...

So this Doctor is going to do a real-life head transplant. But that's not the weirdest part...
(OT thread: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1026394)

The procedure is also named.... "HEAVEN"
(Thanks to Spannicus)

Is it me... or does he look an awful lot like this guy from MGS5: TPP?

Coincidence? or Kojima? You decide.


Allllllllllright people.

Let's not get any more off the deep end than we already are. No calling people that are most likely not really involved in MGSV, no emailing, none of that. The likelihood here is that Kojima modeled the Doctor off of an actor (as was noted earlier) and that actor happens to look eerily similar to this head transplant Doctor.

Needless to say, the head transplant Doctor is not doing himself any favors by proposing an idea that is as crazy as Kojima's plots, but still.

Reel it back in.



Here's everthing so far:

Dr Sergio Canavero is a part of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group.

Kojima on Taboo:
The next project will challenge a certain type of taboo," he wrote. "If I mess up, I'll probably have to leave the industry. However, I don't want to pass by avoiding that. I turn 47 this year. It's been 24 years since I started making games. Today, I got an ally who would happily support me in that risk. Although it's just one person. For a start, it's good."

Procedure for the transplant named HEAVEN.

Person getting the transplant is a CG artist and a game development supervisor. https://www.xing.com/profile/Val_Spiridonov

Head transplant in MGS V?

Sergio is doing a talk in Cyprus which is presumably where the hospital in MGS V is. It's a location in the game anyway according to PC files.

Has a scientific article named The “Gemini” spinal cord fusion protocol: Reloaded http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/?linkname=pubmed_pmc_refs&from_uid=24244881

Sergio submitted this article on GEMINI just two days after MGS V was revealed. http://www.surgicalneurologyint.com...4;issue=2;spage=335;epage=342;aulast=Canavero



TED Limassol is an anagram for Solid Metals

Logo for the Ted Talk

The talk's partner is a gaming site who has an office in Cyprus: https://wargaming.com/en/about/our-locations/nicosia/

Transplant patient's facebook cover pic:


This is presumably the report: http://thejns.org/doi/pdf/10.3171/foc.1999.6.5.2 Titled Painful supernumerary phantom arm following motor cortex
stimulation for central poststroke pain.

Has a book: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1503243222/?tag=neogaf0e-20

Some of these chapter titles sound familiar.

Also what kind of doctor has photoshoots like this?



Currently polling second in Australia's federal election (first in the Gold Coast), this feral may one day be your Bogan King.
Your disguise cant fool me, Hayter.


We first saw the doctor at GDC in 2013.

Sergio Canavero revealed his plans to perform the first ever human head transplant in july, 2013.


People acting like Kojima doesn't have access to unreleased scientific and medical documents. There are no coincidences in metal gear.



Also, OP, Sergio isn't Russian. He's Italian.

I remember reading an in-depth piece about his project a long while ago. Can't believe I never made this connection.


Wrong about commas, wrong about everything
Yeah, that's fu...wait a minute a head transplant? What?
I wouldn't be surprised if Kojipro just looked at "real" doctors when designed their fake ones to make them look more realistic


This... this has to be a coincidence. This story was all on the news for crying out loud!

No, I refuse to believe this.
Not open for further replies.
Top Bottom