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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, Playa finds Keith making a speech praising Zinyak to the simulated residents of Steelport. After verbally confronting Keith David, he reveals that he betrayed Playa 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. Playa pursues Keith throughout the STAG PR Center, until he is ambushed by two Zin who pummel Playa while Keith watches. Eventually, Keith can't bare to watch his friend get hurt, and kills both of the Zin and attempts to escort Playa 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, Playa finds Roddy Piper battling Keith David. Keith David escapes Roddy using a Super Jump, and Roddy then tells Playa that Keith's mind is being controlled by a satellite placed on the rooftop of the building they were fighting next to. Playa 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 Playa 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 Playa uses the same skin that Playa 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'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 Playa 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.
  • The final cutscene takes place in a modified version of Mayor Reynold's office from the "Zombie Attack" opening cutscene. The square windows have been replaced with circular windows, and several items are missing from the desk.



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."
Playa: "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."
Playa: "I trusted you, Keith."
Keith: "And I trusted you. The country trusted you. And look where that lead us."
Playa: "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."
Playa: "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."
Playa: "You sound just like Julius."
Keith: "He was right."
— He Lives opening cutscene

Playa: "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

Playa: "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."
Playa: "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"

Playa - Female 1: "Keith, I'm on your side... you gotta trust me."
Playa - Female 2: "Put on the damn glasses Keith, I'm not an alien..."
Playa - Female 3: "Come on hon, you gotta remember...Zinyak's the bad guy here, not me..."
Playa - Male 1: "You've got it all wrong, Keith. Zinyak's in your head. He's got you all confused."
Playa - Male 2: "I'm not the enemy, Keith... Zinyak is."
Playa - 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!"
Playa: "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"

Playa - Female 1: "What's wrong with Keith?"
Playa - Female 2: "First he tries to kill me, then he saves me, now he runs from me... I don't get it..."
Playa - Female 3: "Roddy... you have any idea what's wrong with Keith?"
Playa - Male 1: "Keith sold out someone very important to me. Whatever trance he's in, I need him snapped out of it."
Playa - Male 2: "What's happened to Keith?"
Playa - 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."
Playa - Female 1: "Hope he still rememebers where Kinzie is..."
Playa - Female 2: "Hope we can snap him out of it... he's our only chance to find my friend..."
Playa - Female 3: "Well in all fairness, I did plan to beat the shit out of him..."
Playa - Male 1: "Anything happens to Kinzie and I will be."
Playa - Male 2: "We need him in one piece... he's the only one who can help us find my friend Kinzie..."
Playa - 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"

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

Keith! Keith, stop!
— Playa, "Keith by Elevator"

Playa - Female 1: "Keith? Where are you Keith!"
Playa - Female 2: "So this is Monsieur David's nightmare..."
Playa - Female 3: "Matt, where am I?"
Playa - Male 1: "Where the hell am I?"
Playa - Male 2: "This doesn't look good..."
Playa - Male 3: "All right Matt, we gotta find Keith..."
Nolan North: "Where the hell am I?"
Playa - Female 1: "Matt, do you have a line Keith? Miller are you there?"
Playa - Female 2: "Matthew... are you there?"
Playa - Female 3: "Matt? Miller are you there?!"
Playa - Male 1: "Matt, you there? Matt? MATT?!"
Playa - Male 2: "Miller, you still with me? Are you there Matt?"
Playa - Male 3: "Miller, talk to me. Miller? MILLER!"
Nolan North: "Matt, you there? Matt? MATT?!"
Playa - Female 1: "This is off to a great start..."
Playa - Female 2: "Great... this better not end up with me going ass to ass..."
Playa - Female 3: "This is bad..."
Playa - Male 1: "Aw, shit."
Playa - Male 2: "Fucking perfect..."
Playa - 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."
Playa - Female 1: "Hey. I'm the President of the United States."
Playa - Female 2: "Hey. I'm the President of the United States."
Playa - Female 3: "Hey. I'm the President of the United States."
Playa - Male 1: "Hey. I'm the President of the United States."
Playa - Male 2: "Hey. I'm the President of the United States."
Playa - 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"

Playa: "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?"
Playa: "Well, before he lost his mind, he was my Vice President."
Roddy Piper: "No shit?"
Playa: "No shit."
Roddy Piper: "Huh. I kicked the ass of a Vice President. Huh."
— "Second Flight"

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

Playa: "What is this place?"
Roddy Piper: "A television broadcasting tower."
Playa: "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
  • Playa having to fight off a Marauder and other Zin
  • A Zin Soldier beating down Playa
  • Zinyak dealing with Keith David and Playa
  • Playa waking up with no contact from the Saints or Keith
  • Keith David and Roddy Piper fighting one another
  • Playa meeting with Roddy
  • The C.I.D.s that protect the Satellite
  • Playa and Keith David having a discussion about the recent events
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  • Keith David for Mayor sign texture

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