A weapon to surpass Metal Gear is a quote from the 2015 Metal Gear Solid game; The Phantom Pain.
The phrase grew to become a popular catchphrase, copypasta and caption on image macros, describing overly elaborate weapon designs.
The phrase was first shown to the public at the E3 conference of 2013, when Konami revealed an extended trailer for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.
At the end of the trailer, the voice of Revolver Ocelot is heard, talking about “a weapon to surpass Metal Gear” while Solid Snake is riding off on a weaponized mech suit.
The video was uploaded to the YouTube channel of Konami on June 11th, 2013.
The phrase immediately surfaced on 4chan and later on The Metal Gear Wikia, IGN and Reddit.
Over the years, several YouTube videos and parodies were uploaded with the title “a weapon to surpass Metal Gear” with the audio footage of the trailer playing in the background.
The phrase can also be seen on Imgur and Reddit posts, depicting absurdly complicated hardware.