How to Gain More Followers by Copying Revolver Ocelot’s Method Without the Manipulation

Build an audience through the Metal Gear series recurring antagonist and his selective application of Robert Greene’s 48 Laws of Power.

RJ Reyes
5 min readOct 18, 2021


Artwork by Tim Flanagan

Overlord, God of War, Assassin’s Creed: Rogue — it’s not uncommon to turn bad guys into protagonists.

Revolver Ocelot, the recurring antagonist of the Metal Gear series, demonstrated the application of Robert Greene’s 48 Laws of Power. It is a controversial book published in the ’90s that teaches how to achieve and maintain power.

But instead of following Ocelot’s exact footsteps to manipulate others for power, you will use these laws as a guide to building your own following.

Someone could argue that Revolver Ocelot was the ultimate “snake” in the Metal Gear series. He was, at one point, working as a triple agent working for the GRU, KGB and CIA. He applied Law of Power #14:

“Pose as a friend, work as a spy.”

No one suspected him as a triple agent because he was good at aligning his actions to all of his superior’s goals.

The same law can be used towards gaining more followers for your content.

People follow and trust content creators who share their own worldview. This is known as a psychograph — where you align your content to your audience’s beliefs, values and interests.

Understanding your audience’s psychograph allows you to create content that resonates with them. The more you understand, the more effective your content is. “Effective” content means helpful content. The more helpful content you put out there, the more follows you get.

“Pose as a friend” by providing helpful/effective content.

But that’s not enough, you also need to do this strategically.

This leads us back to Ocelot and his application of Law of Power #3:

“Conceal your intentions.”

He was always a step ahead of his enemies. If no one knows what you’re really up to, no one will question your actions as long as you…



RJ Reyes

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