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He Lives
He lives complete
"He Lives" mission completion screen

The Girl Who Hates the 50s


Roddy Piper




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  • Cache 6000
  • 3000 XP
  • Keith David (Super Homie)
  • Roddy Piper (Homie)
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He Lives is a mission in Saints Row IV.


Upon re-entering Simulation 31, there is an announcement that Keith David is making a speech at the PR Center, and all those residing in the simulation are required to attend. Upon arriving, The Protagonist finds Keith making a speech praising Zinyak to the simulated residents of Steelport. After verbally confronting Keith David, he reveals that he betrayed The Protagonist and joined Zinyak because he was told that, by doing so, Zinyak would restore the Earth. After this, everyone listening to his speech becomes hostile. The Protagonist persues Keith throughout the STAG PR Center, until he is ambushed by two Zin who pummel The Protagonist while Keith watches. Eventually, Keith can't bare to watch his friend get hurt, and kills both of the Zin and attempts to escort The Protagonist out of the PR Center. However, before he can do so Zinyak himself shows up and traps Keith David in his very own nightnare simulation for betraying him.

In Keith David's simulation, there is sound of bagpipes in the distance, and after traveling along some alleyways, The Protagonist finds Roddy Piper battling Keith David. Keith David escapes Roddy using a Super Jump, and Roddy then tells The Protagonist that Keith's mind is being controlled by a satellite placed on the rooftop of the building they were fighting next to. The Protagonist agrees to help Roddy and the two fight their way to the top of the building to destroy the satellite. After killing the CIDs guarding the satellite and destroying it, Roddy tell The Protagonist that it's "No good, I'll have to beat it out of him." He then proceeds to beat Keith to a pulp, which actually breaks the mind control and Keith is freed from his simulation. After Keith regains consciousness, Roddy mysteriously dissappears, Keith claiming that he only arrives where he is needed most. Keith is then unlocked as a Super Homie, and Roddy Piper is unlocked as a Homie.


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  • Super Homie - Keith David unlocked
  • Homie - Roddy Piper unlocked


  • The French female Protagonist's line "Great... this better not end up with me going ass to ass..." is a reference to the film Requiem for a Dream, specifically a scene which features Keith David.
  • The Alien Pistol carried by the Zin that Keith uses to save The Protagonist uses the same skin that The Protagonist has selected for the pistol.
  • The name of the mission is a reference to the movie They Live, which featured both Roddy Piper and Keith David.
  • Many of the events that occur in Keith David's nightmare simulation are references to They Live.
    • The part of the mission where Roddy Piper and Keith David fight is almost identical to the fight between the two in They Live.
    • The satellite that The Protagonist must destroy, which was deployed by Zin and used to control people's minds, is exactly what the aliens used their satellite for in They Live.
    • Many of Keith David's insane mutterings are exact lines of dialogue from They Live, such as "The people will know the truth!" and "That's what they want you to believe!"
  • The bagpipes played while approaching Roddy Piper are from his wrestling entrance music.
  • The interior of the PR Center is loaded only during the mission and although it is possible to remove the doors by parking a bike, such as Kaneda, parallel to them, the building inside is empty.



Ultor Announcer: "You are cordially invited to the swearing in of Super President for Life Keith David today at the Federal Building."
Ultor Announcer: "Attendance is mandatory. Have a nice day."
— "Pre-Mission Phone Call"


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Keith: "My fellow Americans. I know first hand what this war with the Zin has cost us. How many more need to die before we realize that the time has come for us to put aside our pride and focus not on division, but unity?"
Keith: "Does Zinyak have a strong personality? Absolutely, but then again, so did the previous President. And you know what? When I look at the two of them I see more similarities than differences."
Keith: "Both have proven leadership experience. Both maintain their composure in high pressure situations. Both have a love of Jane Austen."
Keith: "But most importantly both of them will not stop until they get what they want."
Keith: "For this war to end, we need to stop rattling sabers and realize that victory doesn't come from annihilating an enemy, but by making an enemy your friend."
Keith: "All of us are heroes in our own stories...the time has come for us to grow up and have perspective. Earth will have its salvation, but it will come on the back of humility, not violence."
The Protagonist: "Cute speech. Where's the part where you talk about selling out humanity?"
Keith: "Humanity? Do you mean the 9 of us? Earth is gone because you provoked a madman."
The Protagonist: "I trusted you, Keith."
Keith: "And I trusted you. The country trusted you. And look where that lead us."
The Protagonist: "So what, you're putting your faith in Zinyak? Giving up your free will to be ruler of some bullshit day dream?"
Keith: "You don't get it. Zinyak said he can restore Earth...all I have to do is kill you."
The Protagonist: "He's lying to you."
Keith: "Maybe. But there's billions of lives at stake...if he's telling the truth, what's one life for the greater good."
The Protagonist: "You sound just like Julius."
Keith: "He was right."
— He Lives opening cutscene

The Protagonist: "Keith? Please."
Keith: "I know where they're keeping Kinzie."
Zinyak: "Tsk, tsk, tsk... Keith."
Zinyak: "We had a deal, my friend? Now what am I supposed to do with a naughty little boy like you?"
Zinyak: "Ah!"
Zinyak: "Enjoy your requiem, Mr. David."
— He Lives mid-mission cutscene

The Protagonist: "Keith, I think you have some unresolved issues."
Keith: "You don't know the half of it, kid. Now come on, we've got to save Kinzie."
The Protagonist: "Wish we could call Roddy for help."
Keith: "No one calls Roddy for help..."
Keith: "He shows up where he's needed most."
Keith: "Let's go."
— He Lives closing cutscene

You! C'mon!
— Roddy Piper, "After"

The Protagonist - Female 1: "Keith, I'm on your side... you gotta trust me."
The Protagonist - Female 2: "Put on the damn glasses Keith, I'm not an alien..."
The Protagonist - Female 3: "Come on hon, you gotta remember...Zinyak's the bad guy here, not me..."
The Protagonist - Male 1: "You've got it all wrong, Keith. Zinyak's in your head. He's got you all confused."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "I'm not the enemy, Keith... Zinyak is."
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Zinyak's making you think that, Keith...don't give in to him..."
Nolan North: "You've got it all wrong, Keith. Zinyak's in your head. He's got you all confused."
Roddy Piper: "Listen, Keith. This Zinyak guy is bad fucking news."
Keith David: "You! I told you to get away! Get the fuck away from me! You're not gonna kill me, motherfuckers!"
Roddy Piper: "Shit! After him!"
— "Broadcast Interrupt"
Ladies and gentlemen of America, the threat is right in front of us. An alien presence has taken over your friends and family. It's everyone you know, everyone you see. Nobody can be trusted. Least of all the leadership of this country.
— Keith David, "Broadcast Speech"

Well, prez, we got visitors.
— Roddy Piper, "CID Invasion"

Matt Miller: "Keith David is headed into that building! Hurry!"
The Protagonist: "There's a crowd protecting it. I have to get through them first."
— "Crowd Advances"

Get away... Run! Run away from here!
— Keith David, "Elevator"

The Protagonist - Female 1: "What's wrong with Keith?"
The Protagonist - Female 2: "First he tries to kill me, then he saves me, now he runs from me... I don't get it..."
The Protagonist - Female 3: "Roddy... you have any idea what's wrong with Keith?"
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Keith sold out someone very important to me. Whatever trance he's in, I need him snapped out of it."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "What's happened to Keith?"
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Why were you two fighting?"
Nolan North: "Keith sold out someone very important to me. Whatever trance he's in, I need him snapped out of it."
Roddy Piper: "He's going crazy. He thinks we're all out to kill him."
The Protagonist - Female 1: "Hope he still rememebers where Kinzie is..."
The Protagonist - Female 2: "Hope we can snap him out of it... he's our only chance to find my friend..."
The Protagonist - Female 3: "Well in all fairness, I did plan to beat the shit out of him..."
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Anything happens to Kinzie and I will be."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "We need him in one piece... he's the only one who can help us find my friend Kinzie..."
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Hope we can talk him off the ledge... he's the only one who can help my friend."
Nolan North: "Anything happens to Kinzie and I will be."
— "Into TV Station"

The Protagonist: "Where's Kinzie, Keith?"
The Protagonist: "Where did Zinyak put Kinzie?"
The Protagonist: "Tell me, Keith!"
Keith David: "She's... she's...."
Keith David: "She's in..."
— "KD Beatdown"

Keith! Keith, stop!
— The Protagonist, "Keith by Elevator"

The Protagonist - Female 1: "Keith? Where are you Keith!"
The Protagonist - Female 2: "So this is Monsieur David's nightmare..."
The Protagonist - Female 3: "Matt, where am I?"
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Where the hell am I?"
The Protagonist - Male 2: "This doesn't look good..."
The Protagonist - Male 3: "All right Matt, we gotta find Keith..."
Nolan North: "Where the hell am I?"
The Protagonist - Female 1: "Matt, do you have a line Keith? Miller are you there?"
The Protagonist - Female 2: "Matthew... are you there?"
The Protagonist - Female 3: "Matt? Miller are you there?!"
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Matt, you there? Matt? MATT?!"
The Protagonist - Male 2: "Miller, you still with me? Are you there Matt?"
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Miller, talk to me. Miller? MILLER!"
Nolan North: "Matt, you there? Matt? MATT?!"
The Protagonist - Female 1: "This is off to a great start..."
The Protagonist - Female 2: "Great... this better not end up with me going ass to ass..."
The Protagonist - Female 3: "This is bad..."
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Aw, shit."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "Fucking perfect..."
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Looks like I'm on my own..."
Nolan North: "Shit."
— "Keith Nightmare"
Let him go. They have him bad.
— Roddy Piper, "Let Him"

Roddy Piper: "Hey, I'm Roddy. Roddy Piper."
The Protagonist - Female 1: "Hey. I'm the President of the United States."
The Protagonist - Female 2: "Hey. I'm the President of the United States."
The Protagonist - Female 3: "Hey. I'm the President of the United States."
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Hey. I'm the President of the United States."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "Hey. I'm the President of the United States."
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Hey. I'm the President of the United States... so fuck you."
Nolan North: "Hey. I'm the President of the United States."
Roddy Piper: "Sure. Why not."
— "Meeting Roddy"

You've gotta snap out of it! Snap out of it!
— Roddy Piper, "SAM Piper and Keith"

Keith David: "Look, you crazy mother!"
Keith David: "Hey, stay away from me!"
Roddy Piper: "Keith, you know better!"
Roddy Piper: "I'm telling you, you dumb son of a bitch!"
Roddy Piper: "I'm trying to save your life!"
Keith David: "You couldn't even save your own!"
Roddy Piper: "Keith, listen to me!"
Roddy Piper: "I'm giving you a choice."
Keith David: "Get away from me!"
— "SAM Piper And Keith"

Keith David: "Soon, the whole world will know the truth!"
Roddy Piper: "The satellite is what's controlling Keith. You take care of it, I'll handle him."
— "Satellite Arrival"

The Protagonist: "The satellite's down! Did it work?"
Roddy Piper: "No. The brainwashing is too ingrained. I'll have to beat it out of him."
Roddy Piper: "If you want to know where your friend is, now's the time."
— "Satellite Destroyed"

You did it! The shield's down.
— Roddy Piper, "Satellite Shield Down"

Roddy Piper: "So how do you know Keith?"
The Protagonist: "Well, before he lost his mind, he was my Vice President."
Roddy Piper: "No shit?"
The Protagonist: "No shit."
Roddy Piper: "Huh. I kicked the ass of a Vice President. Huh."
— "Second Flight"

The Protagonist - Female 1: "Keith, what are you doing!?"
The Protagonist - Female 2: "Keith, stop it!"
The Protagonist - Female 3: "Come on Keith, snap out of it!"
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Keith! Keith, you have to stop!"
The Protagonist - Male 2: "Keith what are you doing!"
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Stop it Keith!"
Nolan North: "Keith! Keith, you have to stop!"
Keith David: "You get away from me! You stay away from me!"
The Protagonist - Female 1: "Come on Keith, you know me..."
The Protagonist - Female 2: "Just talk to me Keith..."
The Protagonist - Female 3: "What's wrong, hon..."
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Keith, what the hell?"
The Protagonist - Male 2: "I'm your friend, man..."
The Protagonist - Male 3: "It's okay man... you're safe..."
Nolan North: "Keith, what the hell?"
Keith David: "Stay away from me!"
The Protagonist - Female 1: "Where are you going?!"
The Protagonist - Female 2: "Don't go!"
The Protagonist - Female 3: "Keith!"
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Fuck. Get back here, Keith!"
The Protagonist - Male 2: "Wait!"
The Protagonist - Male 3: "I'm here to help you, Keith!"
Nolan North: "Fuck. Get back here, Keith!"
— "Seeing Brawl"
The Protagonist: "I'll take out the C.I.D.s!"
Roddy Piper: "The what?"
The Protagonist - Female 1: "Forget it, just stop Keith!"
The Protagonist - Female 2: "Just focus on Keith!"
The Protagonist - Female 3: "It doesn't matter, take care of Keith!"
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Never mind! I got this!"
The Protagonist - Male 2: "Don't worry about it!"
The Protagonist - Male 3: "The floating things! I'll take out the fucking floating things!"
Nolan North: "Nevermind! I got this!"
— "Take out Shields"
The Protagonist - Female 1: "COME ON! The fucking rolling guys? Indoors?"
The Protagonist - Female 2: "This makes no sense, there's no way those ball things could fit through the door."
The Protagonist - Female 3: "Now how'd they fit those rolly polly things through the doors?"
The Protagonist - Male 1: "Damn those things. How do they even get the tank balls through the doors?"
The Protagonist - Male 2: "How'd they fit those robots through the fucking door?"
The Protagonist - Male 3: "I seriously question why the robot artillery is indoors."
Nolan North: "Damn those things. How do they even get the tank balls through the doors?"
Matt Miller: "They can bend this simulation to their whim, they..."
The Protagonist - Female 1: "Shut the fuck up, Matt"
The Protagonist - Female 2: "Makes. No. Sense."
The Protagonist - Female 3: "Cheat. That's what they do. They cheat."
The Protagonist - Male 1: "I'm venting, Matt. Let it go."
The Protagonist - Male 2: "Stop."
The Protagonist - Male 3: "Don't explain it Matt... it's just bullshit."
Nolan North: "I'm venting, Matt. Let it go."
— "Tank Ball in Lobby"
He's heading for the roof!
— Roddy Piper, "To the"

The Protagonist: "What is this place?"
Roddy Piper: "A television broadcasting tower."
The Protagonist: "What the hell's he gonna do with a broadcast tower?"
Roddy Piper: "He's a crazy man with a microphone. What do you think he's gonna do?"
— "Up TV Stairs"


  • Keith David making his speech at the PR Center
  • Th Protagonist confronting Keith
  • The Protagonist having to fight off a Marauder and other Zin
  • A Zin Soldier beating down The Protagonist
  • Zinyak dealing with Keith David and The Protagonist
  • The Protagonist waking up with no contact from the Saints or Keith
  • Keith David and Roddy Piper fighting one another
  • The Protagonist meeting with Roddy
  • The C.I.D.s that protect the Satellite
  • The Protagonist and Keith David having a discussion about the recent events


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