Solid Snickers (real name Sephiroth, commonly referred to as Snake in my pants, and later referred to as Old Yeller), was a former James Bond, special operations soldier and mercenary. He was a by product of LSD and "son" of legendary soldier, Rick Ross, along with his "brothers" Liquid nitrogen and Solidus Snake.

Possessing an IQ of 343 and fluent in Seven languages, including English and Saurian, he was known as "the man who made three musketeers possible" and his exploits made him into a living (Halo) legend(s) among the military black ops 2. Initially Jesus, Snake was later inducted into High-Tech Special Forces Unit FAGHOUND in the mid-1990s while it was under the leadership of Rick Ross. Repeatedly tasked with disarming and destroying the latest incarnation of METAL GAR, a bipolar giant robot car, Snake would thrice avert potential nuclear catastrophe, becoming a framed war hero.

Following the 2005 Shadow Hoeses Incident and subsequent smear campaign by the Patriots (the secret organization behind American politics), Snake became labeled a terrorist. He faked his own death in the 2007 Tanker Incident to play Halo 3, though he re-emerged two years later to assist kill Raiden in the Big Shell Incident( aby product of BP). During this time, his cells entered a state of accelerated aging, causing his health to decline. The cause of his rapid aging was explained by Naomi Hunter, who examined Snake and determined that it was caused by planned genetic changes during the cloning process.

In 2014, Snake performed his drive by, during which he took down clean energy and destroyed Rockstar Games. After one last rap album with Rick Ross, Snake chose to live his remaining days at Disneyland.


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Solid Snake was foreseen in a prophetic vision by Queen Ursula in 1970 after rick ross saw the little mermaid 2, as the son of Rick Ross that would "save the industry"(rap)."David was born in 1972, along with his twin brother, Liquid Nitrogen, as a result of "The agency cloning project," a secret (somaillian) government project designed to create the perfect snow cone, using the jeans of the "Greatest Warrior of the 20th Century," Rick Ross.

Using the process of somatic cell nuclear transfer, eight clone embryos were created by inserting Big Boss's DNA into enucleated egg cells, donated by a healthy Japanese woman. By utilizing the Super Baby Method, the embryos were then implanted into the womb of a surrogate mother, with six of the babies eventually being aborted to promote growth in the remaining two.

The two clones were also modified on the genetic level, with one clone expressing Big Boss's dominant genetic traits, and the other, his recessive traits. Nine months later, the twins were born, who would later receive the codenames of Solid Snake and Liquid Snake. A third clone was also later created, known as Solidus Snake, who inherited an identical genetic code to Big Boss. Liquid was later led to believe that he was the result of Big Boss's "inferior" recessive traits, and would inform an unknowing Solid Snake as such.

Early life and careerEditEdit

Following his birth, Solid Snake was given the name "David," and spent his early life being raised and taught by a variety of foster parents.[9] In 1974, Cipher decided to use Solid Snake and Liquid Snake as an insurance policy, should the organization fail to either convince Big Boss to return to them, or frame his mercenary company, theMilitaires Sans Frontières, for launching a nuclear attack on the United States.

Making his way into the military, David was inducted into the Green Berets as a teen[10] and took part in a mission to infiltrate western Iraq in 1991, during the Gulf War. Later, he joined Big Boss's special forces unit FOXHOUND, during which time he received the codename "Solid Snake." While undergoing FOXHOUND's training regimen, he became a master of high-altitude skydiving, scuba diving, and free climbing.[11] Snake received training from FOXHOUND's drill sergeant, Master Miller, in regards to undertaking sneaking missions, deciphering codes, using common appliances as an aid in a sneaking mission, withstanding torture without breaking from it, using CQB and utilizing all of one's senses to detect an enemy's presence. Additionally, Big Boss personally trained him in the use of CQC[12] and taught him the importance of having the will to survive on the battlefield.[13] During his time in FOXHOUND, his name and origins were also heavily classified through "Classified National Security Codes."

Outer Heaven UprisingEditEdit

Main Article [1]Solid Snake, in 1995.Snake's first mission for FOXHOUND came in 1995. He was tasked with infiltrating Outer Heaven; a military nation deep within South Africa, led by a feared and legendary mercenary. Snake was tasked with rescuing Gray Fox, a FOXHOUND agent who was captured earlier, and shed light on Metal Gear, which Gray Fox mentioned in a broken radio message sometime before his capture. Shortly after arriving in the general vicinity of Outer Heaven, he was contacted by Big Boss via his wireless radio and was reminded that what he was to experience would not be an exercise, as this would be his first real mission for FOXHOUND.[14]

After infiltrating the fortress via an underwater insertion, he learned from some of the hostages after freeing them that Gray Fox was held in a high level prison cell in the basement, and the only way to find him was to get himself captured. After locating Gray Fox, he learned from him that Metal Gear was a bipedal nuclear-armed tank that can launch a nuclear warhead anywhere in the world. He was then told to locate Drago Pettrovich Madnar to find a way to destroy it. After a few delays, he succeeded in rescuing Dr. Madnar as well as his daughter, Ellen and destroyed TX-55 Metal Gear with the aid of Gray Fox. Big Boss, his mission commander, then revealed himself to be the leader behind the Outer Heaven Uprising, but he was promptly dispatched by Snake.


Despite his success in Outer Heaven, Snake departed from FOXHOUND and entered early retirement. He also chose to abandon the CQC techniques taught to him by Big Boss, due to its association with the man who had betrayed his unit.[12]

Snake was later scouted by the CIA and spent six months as an undercover agent before he became dissatisfied with the organization and left. He then became a mercenary for hire, and after earning enough money, he went into semi-retirement in the Canadian wilderness. During this time, he found himself constantly having nightmares about Outer Heaven and Big Boss over the next four years due to PTSD.[15][16]

Zanzibar Land DisturbanceEditEdit

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In December 1999, Snake was called upon by FOXHOUND’s new commander, Roy Campbell, for an operation into Central Asia. Apparently, a new highly militarized nation called Zanzibar Land had kidnapped Dr. Kio Marv, inventor of the oil refining microbe, OILIX. Not only that, but a new Metal Gear was believed to be under development in Zanzibar Land. Snake accepted the mission, in part to end the nightmares that he had endured since Operation Intrude N313.[15] [2]Solid Snake, in 1999.Snake's mission objectives were to infiltrate the seemingly impenetrable wall that surrounded Zanzibar Land, and to recover Dr. Marv and the OILIX formula, as part of Operation Intrude F014. Snake succeeded in the first task, but complications arose when one of his allies in the mission, a CIA war coverage spy named Holly White blew her cover, and required rescuing. After rescuing her, Snake learned of Dr. Marv's carrier pigeon on the roof, and after capturing it, retrieved a note on its leg regarding Marv's radio frequency. Discovering that Marv could only speak Czech and Slovakian, Snake was forced to locate his StB bodyguard, Gustava Heffner, and the two attempt to rescue him. However they are attacked by Snake's former comrade Gray Fox, and betrayed by supposed ally Dr. Drago Pettrovich Madnar, resulting in both Gustava's and Marv's demise. Despite these events, Snake succeeded in recovering the OILIX formula, utilizing the polymimetic nature of a special broach key, bequeathed to him by Gustava on her deathbed.

Deep in the heart of Zanzibar Land, Snake destroyed Metal Gear D and defeated Gray Fox, successfully thwarting the ambitions of Big Boss. As the man behind Zanzibar Land's rise to power, Big Boss returned for a final battle against his former subordinate, though Snake ultimately defeated with a makeshift flamethrower, consisting of a lighter and an aerosol can. Snake and Holly then escaped the fortress, fending off enemy troops in the jungle until they were extracted by helicopter. During the mission debriefing, Snake declined Campbell's request to rejoin FOXHOUND, stating that his nightmares were now over. Likewise, Snake also confirmed to Holly and Campbell that the cartridge he retrieved was indeed the one Marv used to store the OILIX plans, citing that Marv's signature was written backwards on the MSX loading screen when used. Despite promising to have Christmas dinner with Holly following the mission, Snake stood her up and disappeared shortly afterwards. Campbell also implied that this was not the first time Snake disappeared without warning.[17]


Following the conclusion of Operation Intrude F014, Snake returned to North America and retired to an Alaskan wilderness retreat, Twin Lakes. By this time, the military had deemed that Snake had committed several acts of misconduct during his career, enough for him to serve a lengthy prison sentence, should he be brought to account.[18] Through his retirement, Snake attempted to try and forget his war-torn past and recover from post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as come to terms with the fact that he had "killed" his own father. During this time, he began heavily drinking.[19] He later became a dogsled racer, taking care of over 50 huskies, and competed in the Iditarod.

Shadow Moses IncidentEditEdit

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Snake was called back to the U.S. military in February 2005 when he was deployed by his former commander Roy Campbell to Shadow Moses Island. However, he wasn't too happy with Campbell for how he decided to call him back into service, since he sent armed soldiers to his doorstep in a manner that seemed like they wanted to capture him and also they strip searched him as well taking all his weapons away from him. Here, a rebellion had taken place by the members of FOXHOUND, his former unit, who were threatening the U.S. with a nuclear strike. The task fell on Snake, a former operative and expert, to stop them. Although he wasn't willing to get out of retirement, he ultimately accepted the mission under two conditions: That he be given full disclosure from Campbell on what is going on in the mission, and that he answer to no one besides Campbell, with no cutoffs involved. [3]Solid Snake, during theShadow Moses Incident in 2005.In charge of the renegade group was Liquid Snake, who had demanded that the remains of Big Boss be turned over to him. Due to his resemblance to the terrorist leader, Solid Snake had his hair cut shortly before departing to Shadow Moses, to avoid being mistaken for him.[20] Snake was charged with ascertaining their nuclear capability and rescuing their hostages: president of ArmsTechweapons manufacturer, Kenneth Baker, and the DARPA Chief, Donald Anderson.

Snake infiltrated the base alone, but quickly gained help in the form of Metal Gear REX developer Hal Emmerich and new FOXHOUND recruit Meryl Silverburgh, Campbell's niece, the latter of whom was actually Campbell's daughter, although Snake did not know this at the time. Metal Gear REX was a nuclear-armed bipedal walking tank developed in secret by the U.S. Army and ArmsTech. However, he ended up being tricked into activating Metal Gear due to misinformation supplied by Liquid Snake (who had infiltrated Snake's support group by posing as Master Miller, having had him murdering three days prior). With the help of the two aforementioned, as well as his former comrade Gray Fox (now the Cyborg Ninja), Snake succeeded in destroying REX and defeating the members of FOXHOUND, including Liquid.

His mission, however, was a cleverly woven plot, prepared by the Pentagon. Through the secret, Pentagon-guided efforts of genetic engineer Naomi Hunter, Solid Snake's body became host to the artificial virus FOXDIE. Snake was outraged to hear that his mission was a government conspiracy, and that he was merely sent as a carrier of the virus, which was programmed to kill Baker (for knowing too much about the project), and the FOXHOUND operatives just to ensure that the bodies of the Genome Soldiers and Metal Gear REX could be recovered undamaged. He was also reminded of the possibility that he had willingly returned to the battlefield because he enjoyed war, as commented upon by Meryl, Psycho Mantis, and Liquid Snake, and echoing Big Boss's words in Zanzibar Land.

Throughout the incident, Snake suspected that Campbell was concealing important information regarding the mission's true nature, although he later forgave the Colonel, after learning that the Pentagon had used Meryl as leverage in order to force him to cooperate with them (they had deliberately sent Meryl to Shadow Moses the same day as the revolt). Snake also discovered that Naomi was the foster sister of Gray Fox, who desired revenge for what Snake had done to her brother and had modified the FOXDIE virus so that it would kill him in addition to FOXHOUND. However, she set the virus to a "wildcard" value, leaving him vulnerable at a later time.[21]

Post-Shadow MosesEditEdit

Following the Shadow Moses Incident, Snake and Meryl disappeared after leaving the base, after Campbell faked their deaths by claiming that they had died after their jeep crashed into the ocean. Sometime later, Snake lost contact with Meryl. Because of his exploits at Shadow Moses, he also became a hero to the public, which greatly concerned the Patriots.[22]

Revolver Ocelot, the sole surviving member of FOXHOUND, reported the events on Shadow Moses to U.S. President George Sears, for whom he had acted as a spy throughout the entire incident. He informed Sears, that it was the inferior clone, Solid Snake, who had survived, stating that Liquid had wrongly believed himself to be inferior right until his death.[23] Ocelot also reported in the phone call that FOXDIE was set to activate soon, indicating that Snake being a target for FOXDIE was intended from the start by Ocelot and Solidus.[24] Three weeks after the Shadow Moses Incident, Naomi escaped from confinement at a high-security facility during debriefing due to someone breaking her out. As Nastasha Romanenko and the U.S. Government believed Snake to have been the one who broke her out (in actuality, it was Liquid Ocelot who did the deed), the U.S. military also added Snake's supposed involvement in her escape to his rap sheet.

Revolver Ocelot later sold REX's plans onto the black market, prompting Snake and Otacon to found the anti-Metal Gear NGO, Philanthropy. With the goal of eradicating all Metal Gear technology, Snake participated in investigating its development across the world, often by illegal means, which Philanthropy then exposed to the public via the Internet.[25] During one of these operations in a facility, Snake, along with Otacon, also stole Liquid Snake's corpse, which was kept in cold storage. Around 2007, Snake also began suffering the effects of accelerated aging.[26]

The Manhattan IncidentEditEdit

See the Tanker Incident and the Big Shell Incident

For more information on his alias during the Big Shell Incident, see Iroquois Pliskin. [4]Solid Snake, circa 2007.In August 2007, Otacon received a tip from his estranged stepsister Emma Emmerich that a new Metal Gear, codenamed RAY, was being developed by the United States Marine Corps, and was being transported via a Marine vessel disguised as an oil tanker.[27] Solid Snake would later reminisce that the intelligence had been suspicious, but Philanthropy had grown complacent due to its previous successes in sabotage.[28] Snake boarded the tanker while en route to its destination, and quickly discovered that a group of Russian mercenaries led by Sergei Gurlukovich had their own plans for Metal Gear, arriving shortly thereafter to takeover the vessel. Snake soon encountered Olga Gurlukovich (Sergei’s daughter) on board the tanker, and proceeded to defeat her in a gunfight, knocking her unconscious with his modified M9 tranquilizer pistol.

Snake quickly made his way into the tanker's holds and, as per his mission objectives, secured photographic evidence of the new Metal Gear. Neither he nor Otacon could have predicted the reappearance of Revolver Ocelot on the tanker, who proceeded to detonate Semtex explosives onboard the ship in order to sink it. While attempting to stop Ocelot, Snake was confronted by the spirit of his deceased brother Liquid Snake, who had apparently taken over the mind of Ocelot through an arm transplant (Liquid's arm having been grafted onto Ocelot, to replace the hand he lost at Shadow Moses). Snake's presence had seemingly released Liquid's personality, who went on to comment that he had evaded the accelerated aging that Snake was now undergoing.[26] After Liquid escaped in the stolen RAY, Snake successfully escaped the sinking tanker and made his way the surface of the river, where he was rescued by Otacon on a small boat. The two also rescued Olga, and, taking advantage of the situation, decided to fake Snake's death by using the corpse of Liquid Snake as a decoy.

Thanks to the photographs taken by a U.S. Army Cypher, the Patriots framed Solid Snake and Philanthropy in a smear campaign for the tanker sinking, simultaneously exposing them to the public and destroying their reputation. It was widely believed that Snake had been killed in the incident, after Liquid's body was retrieved from the New York Harbor, its genetic similarity to Snake's providing apparent confirmation.

In April 2009, Snake infiltrated the Big Shell offshore facility, which was occupied by the Sons of Liberty, who entered by cutting a hole in the surrounding oil fence. He later knocked out several Gurlukovich sentries in the deep sea dock, and ascended to the roof of Strut A by elevator; Raiden, who had infiltrated shortly after Snake, briefly saw him, though his back was turned. Snake later disguised himself as a Navy SEALS Alpha squad member named Iroquois Pliskin'; a reference to Escape from New Yorks Snake Plissken", and the name of aconfederacy of Native American tribes headquartered in New York (also a Huron word meaning "Black Snake"). He encountered Raiden in a transformer room after the two were attacked by Vamp, and they later teamed up to disarm enemy C4s planted around the facility.

Snake eventually met his genetic brother, the terrorist leader Solidus Snake, though he refused to acknowledge him as such. He also once again met Olga and explained to her that it was in fact Revolver Ocelot who had killed her father Sergei. Snake later helped Raiden, Otacon and Emma install the reprogrammed computer virus, a digital counterpart of FOXDIE, into GW (Arsenal Gear's AI system), shortly before Emma died after being stabbed by Vamp. Snake worked together with Olga, using Raiden in order to gain access to Arsenal Gear and to acquire a disc that contained information on the true identities of the Patriots’Wisemen's Committee. Once aboard Arsenal Gear, Snake and Raiden made fought their way through an army of Arsenal Tengu soldiers. They were both eventually split up from one another, with Snake being captured by Fortune and brought to the top of Arsenal.

Atop Arsenal, Ocelot revealed his true colors to Solidus, Fortune, Snake and Raiden. But before he could kill them, Ocelot's right arm began to twitch, and Liquid Snake possessed him once more, revealing that he had leaked the information about Arsenal Gear to lure Snake out to the Big Shell so that Snake could "free him [Liquid]." Liquid (in Ocelot's body) then set off in RAY to kill the Patriots via his host, with Snake in pursuit. Although Snake failed to stop RAY, he placed a tracker on the Metal Gear and explained later to Raiden that his plan was for him to find the Patriots by deciphering the source code of Emma's worm cluster, admitting that the disc they gave Raiden was a decoy. He also declined Raiden's request to help Snake in Philanthropy and saveSunny, as he suspected that even after the S3 Plan was complete, the Patriots would still monitor Raiden's vital signs and thus place Sunny in further danger of being killed should he try to help, and also hinted that Rosemarydid indeed exist and that he should maintain his relationship to her before joining. However, the data recovered from Arsenal showed that all 12 members had been dead for over a hundred years, and Philanthropy had lost their only lead. However, Snake eventually deduced that the information was a fake lead (or as he put it, five years later, "a load of crap").

Accelerated aging and CQCEditEdit

After the Big Shell Incident, Solid Snake's Werner syndrome like symptoms gradually grew worse. His body began to age rapidly, with no doctors being able diagnose the cause. In addition, in 2011, although Snake had earlier promised Raiden that he would rescue Sunny from the Patriots, he wasn't able to get that chance, and ended up receiving Sunny via Raiden (albeit covertly on the latter's part). By 2014, Otacon and the various doctors who treated Snake estimated that Snake's life span would be a year at best.

Sometime prior to 2014, the Pentagon declassified documents relating to Big Boss's exploits during the 1960s, which evidently contributed greatly to his legend to the populace, and his CQC was also being taught in the military. After the army decided to implement CQC in an attempt to mimic Big Boss, he lifted his self imposed ban on CQC in order keep himself ahead of the other users (who had been using, as he called it, "cookie cutter imitations").

Liquid Ocelot's InsurrectionEditEdit

See Liquid Sun, Solid Sun, Third Sun, Twin Suns, Old Sun, and Naked Sin/Naked Son [5]"Old Snake", circa 2014.It was not until 2014 that Snake resurfaced for a final time. Liquid Ocelot (a fusion of Liquid Snake and Revolver Ocelot) was the leader of a new Outer Heaven, this time acting as a single mother company to five of the largest PMCs on the planet. With PMCs now taking over the world's armies in terms of firepower, Liquid was finally on the verge of world domination. With the world once again in crisis, Snake was dispatched to the Middle East as a personal favor to Campbell to assassinate Liquid. In addition, he was to meet up with a PMC investigation group, and was also given the cover job of inspecting PMCs.

Assassinating LiquidEditEdit

[6]Snake in the Middle Eastern disguise.Solid Snake, now occasionally referred to as Old Snake, successfully made it to the PMC base that Liquid was using as his headquarters by disguising himself as a militia instructor for the militia in the region fighting off the Praying Mantis PMC, although he briefly lost the disguise after an ambush by several Gekko units, escaping with the use of his new OctoCamo suit. Snake once again met Meryl, who was now in command of the CID unit Rat Patrol Team 01. He also briefly witnessed the Beauty and the Beast unit when they wiped out a Middle Eastern militia platoon. However, he failed to assassinate Liquid in time due to the latter's sudden deactivation of the Sons of the Patriots system, which resulted in all the soldiers in the vicinity to experience mass convulsions from the sudden release of emotions, including Snake himself, although he was affected to a lesser degree. SOP was run by the Patriots with the purpose of monitoring and controlling every soldier engaged in combat action. Liquid's plan was to remove the system altogether, though his initial attempt had unforeseen consequences, when it caused the PMC's Middle Eastern base to descend into chaos (although the chaos unknowingly saved him from Snake's mission to kill him).

Rescuing NaomiEditEdit

[7]Snake dressed as a member of the local militia.Later, Otacon received a message from Naomi Hunter, who had been there in the Middle East to save Snake when the SOP System went haywire. The message contained a distress call as well as an encrypted map of Liquid's South American base in Soliton Radarformat (a sign from Naomi that it was truly from her), the location of which Olga's daughter Sunny was able to trace. In addition, he was able to arrive at Liquid's base, located in a mountainous region (implied to be the Andes) surrounded by forests, by landing at the El Dorado International Airport with the cover job of a UN inspector as well as gaining a 4x4 vehicle, driving it as close to the security perimeter as he could before sneaking into the region, due to Roy Campbell's influence. Although Snake initially was to meet up with a rebel group to aid him in getting into Liquid Ocelot's primary base, the Vista Mansion, he was forced to change plans after Laughing Octopus murdered some rebel soldiers and spared one under the condition that he not forget "his" face (Laughing Octopus having disguised herself as Old Snake via FaceCamoat that time). [8]Snake during his medical examination.Snake made it to the base where Naomi was held, and she gave him a thorough medical examination. It was during this that Snake discovered the harsh truth: his aging was not part of any external source, but the way he was designed as a clone, and also that the FOXDIE that Naomi injected him with almost a decade earlier will finally claim his life within six months. This was because the FOXDIE was also starting to mutate due to Snake's rapid aging, and would eventually lose its ability to kill by specific DNA patterns and indiscriminately infect anyone and everyone, effectively turning Snake into a walking biological weapon who could cause the deaths of millions. Because of this, he asked if killing himself would have any impact on stopping FOXDIE. Naomi confirmed this, stating that FOXDIE will also die with its host. Snake also learned from Naomi that he had a new FOXDIE strand that was injected into him recently, and immediately deduced that Drebin 893 was the one who injected it into him.

After defeating Laughing Octopus of the Beauty and the Beast Unit, as well as procuring her FaceCamo, Snake escaped with Naomi with the help of Drebin 893, a "gun launderer" he had met in the Middle East. They also picked up Raiden, who was now a Cyborg Ninja. He also learned from Naomi that, despite what he and anyone else believed earlier, Solid Snake was neither a perfect clone of Big Boss nor was he genetically identical to Liquid Snake, which also explained why the previous FOXDIE virus was not able to kill him earlier.

In Eastern EuropeEditEdit

[9]Snake using his younger appearance to disguise as a civilian.Raiden explained that he was acting under the orders of Big Mama, the leader of a small resistance group in Eastern Europe. He then disguised himself as a civilian in Eastern Europe, also putting his FaceCamo to good use by giving himself a younger look, and was tasked to meet up with a contact that Campbell supplied. However, Raven Sword anticipated this move and made sure to blacklist him if he carried the same nanomachines, which nearly resulted in his cover being blown before his contact, Meryl, managed to get him through. However, Snake and Meryl ended up getting into an argument regarding Liquid's threat level, as well as some of Snake's decisions. Snake, stalking a member of the resistance group, Paradise Lost, eventually found Big Mama, discovering she was the former Chinese spy who Big Boss had known, back when his codename was Naked Snake, as EVA. Due to her ties with Big Boss, she was able to explain most of the Patriots' history to him. She also revealed that she had Big Boss's body in her possession. After escaping an onslaught ofHaven Troopers and defeating a second BB Corps member, Raging Raven, Snake found Liquid, who was in the midst of implementing the now perfected version of his plan. Taking control of the SOP system, Liquid used his now unbeatable army to kill every last soldier there, including Big Mama, save for Old Snake and the members of Rat Patrol. Luckily, in the chaos, Otacon was able to stow the Mk. II away with Naomi (who had returned to Liquid), and discovered Liquid's plan: to destroy JD and use GW to take over the Patriots AI system. As a result of the chaos in the final legs of the mission, he also received severe burns to the left side of his face.

Outer HavenEditEdit

[10]Snake in his OctoCamo, damaged by the microwave corridor.Knowing Liquid was planning to do this by using the only non-Patriot controlled weapon in existence - the rail gun from Metal Gear REX - Snake followed Liquid back to Shadow Moses Island. There Snake managed to defeat Vamp, BB Corps member Crying Wolf, and a Metal Gear RAY piloted by Liquid, with Snake himself piloting REX against the latter. However, he was unable to kill Liquid or stop him from stealing the rail gun in time, a prize which Liquid quickly equipped to his own recreation of Arsenal Gear, Outer Haven. Snake, Meryl and Rat Patrol team memberJohnny "Akiba" Sasaki infiltrated Outer Haven, where Snake defeated the last of the BB members, Screaming Mantis, as well as finally destroying GW, the Patriots' former AI which Liquid had managed to reassemble. Unbeknownst to Snake, the FOXALIVE worm cluster that he had uploaded to GW, spread to JD and the rest of the Patriots' AIs. Atop Outer Haven, Liquid revealed to Snake that he hadwanted him to succeed in uploading the worm, and thus eliminate the Patriots' control, though he was unaware that the societal collapse, which he anticipated would come about, had been averted. Snake faced his "brother" in hand-to-hand combat one last time, where it was revealed that Liquid Ocelot no longer possessed the right arm of Liquid Snake, but rather a cybernetic prosthetic instead. Snake ultimately defeated Liquid, with Ocelot's former personality temporarily reasserting control prior to his death. After performing his signature hand gesture and commenting, "You're pretty good," he passed away, having succumbed to the new FOXDIE virus within Snake's body.

Final encounter with Big BossEditEdit

Some time later, Snake prepared to commit suicide to prevent the spread of the mutated strain of FOXDIE. He sat in front of Big Boss's grave with his gun in his mouth, but ultimately was unable to end his own life. Big Boss then appeared, returning the Patriot to the grave of The Boss and explained the full history of the Patriots from his point of view, and euthanized the now-vegetative Zero himself. He also revealed to Snake that Revolver Ocelot was never truly possessed by Liquid, but had put himself through hypnotherapy and implanted himself with nanomachines in order to make himself "believe" that he was Liquid Snake. This was done to throw off the Patriots who, being a computer program, could only repeat the same processes and would send Snake in to take down Liquid if they thought he was alive. Big Boss also revealed that when Drebin injected Snake with modern nanomachines in order to make him compatible with SOP weaponry, he also injected him with a second strain of FOXDIE, which was programmed to kill Big Mama, Liquid Ocelot, and Big Boss himself, but also cancelled out the original mutating FOXDIE; thus, Snake was no longer in danger of becoming a biological weapon. Snake and his father, who calmly accepted the fact that he was dying, finally made amends, and Big Boss, before dying, made Snake promise to live however much time he had left "not as a snake, but as a man." Determined to fulfill this promise, Snake decides to quit smoking and retreated with Otacon and Sunny, this time for good, to live out the remainder of his life in peace, resolving to live long enough to see what the future held for the new world he helped to create.

Personality and traits EditEdit

Solid Snake, a hardened career soldier, often displayed a calm and collected demeanor, rarely showing any signs of fear in extreme circumstances. He also demonstrated compassion towards his fallen enemies, allowing Psycho Mantis and Sniper Wolf to speak their final words to him, even after both had tried to kill Meryl Silverburgh. During the Zanzibar Land Disturbance, Snake claimed to be different from Big Boss, and that he loved life.[29] [11]Solid SnakeSolid Snake was often perceived as holding a degree of enjoyment towards warfare by his own allies as well as his enemies, although he himself was not as open about such behavior in comparison to his clone brothers. He was accused of being in self-denial by Liquid Snake, claiming that he also enjoys the killing, and was remarked upon by Psycho Mantis as being "worse" than his clone brother.[30] In addition, he also holds a particular dislike towards politicians, although not to the same degree as Liquid Snake or his father, Big Boss, as evidenced by his cold remark about the U.S. President's desire for START III to be passed so it could go down in the history books. Snake also displayed little emotion towards people he did not know personally, as with the deaths of SEAL Team 10 on board the Big Shell.[31] In regards to his anti-Metal Gear sabotage efforts, Snake did not consider himself a terrorist[32], though he admitted that Philanthropy's actions could be perceived as more like terrorism than grassroots activism. Snake was also willing to use unwitting allies to further his own goals, if it allowed him to infiltrate an enemy complex more easily, as evidenced by his "betrayal" of Raiden on board the Big Shell. He also held little longing for the Army he was formerly a member of, or for his country, as evidenced by his response to Roy Campbell when the latter attempted to get him to accept the mission.[33]

Snake was fluent in six languages, including French. Although he was unfamiliar with Czech during the Zanzibar Land Disturbance, he was able to recognize the term "Matka Pluku," when Raiden told him of Big Mama's alias during Liquid Ocelot's Insurrection.

Snake and Otacon appear to have their own handshake, as shown by the two after the latter's stepsister died from her wounds.

During the events of Liquid Ocelot's Insurrection, Solid Snake calmly accepted the inevitability of his impending death. Because of this, he was also more willing to risk his life, as demonstrated during the Missouri debriefing. However, he would often become annoyed upon being reminded of his accelerated age, once telling Otacon to "cut the senior citizen crap" and his Psyche dropping at occasional moments when called "Old Snake."

Just as Gray Fox did for him during Outer Heaven, Snake "showed the ropes" to Raiden, acting as a de facto mentor to the "rookie" and teaching him about his supplies and how to become a better soldier. During Liquid Ocelot's Insurrection of 2014, he showed sincere concern for his comrade in South America (after his first fight with Vamp) and on Shadow Moses (after Outer Haven crushed him). Later on a mission to destroy GW, Raiden offered to head to the microwave-protected server room on Outer Haven, when Snake refused, saying that Raiden shouldn't "waste [his] youth", and admitted apologetically that the Sons of Big Boss "tore the world apart and made [Raiden's] life a living hell." In addition, during Liquid Ocelot's Insurrection, he was apprehensive about getting nanomachine injections, because of the time Naomi Hunter injected him with FOXDIE via this method, as evidenced by his hesitance to let Drebin 893 to inject him with a shot to give him an update on his nanomachines when in the Middle East. [12]Snake, holding the H&K Mk. 23 SOCOM.Solid Snake was a heavy cigarette smoker. During Operations Intrude N313 and F014, he smoked an unfiltered version of "Lucky Strikes."[14][2] During the Shadow Moses Incident, he smoked "Moslems,"[34] designed to reduce second-hand smoke.[35] During Liquid Ocelot's Insurrection, he smoked a brand called "The Boss," which were unfiltered hand-rolled cigarettes, each containing 16mg of tar. During the same time, he often ignored the no-smoking policy onboard the Nomad, often resulting in Sunny telling him off when she finds out or caught him in the act.

Solid Snake disliked wearing hats, preferring his bandana, despite "Master Miller" warning him that 70% of body heat dissipates from the head.

Snake did not possess any qualms for doing what is normally unacceptable social behavior like going into women's restrooms if it meant completing his mission, once even encouraging Raiden to do the same when the latter was searching for Peter Stillman. Likewise, he also held some sexual emotions for various females, sometimes reading pornographic magazines during the Big Shell Incident and Liquid Ocelot's Insurrection. During the early stages of the Shadow Moses Incident, when Naomi Hunter promised that she'd let Snake "do a strip search on her," Snake remarked that he's "holding her to that statement." Once, when he learned about Mei Ling's promotion to commanding officer of the USS Missouri and her earlier liking older men, Snake expressed regret for retiring from official military service as early as he did, although he remained resolute in his having learned everything he could when Otacon asked whether that meant he would want to train to become a sailor.[36]Nonetheless, he didn't like "getting involved" in romantic relationships, as evidenced by the partial reason for leaving Holly in the aftermath of the Zanzibar Land Disturbance, as well as his personal admission to such during the Shadow Moses Incident.

Snake's knowledge of computer programs and computer-related terms was somewhat limited, often insisting that Otacon "get to the point" during conversations on the subject.[37] While Emma Emmerich was accessing GW's defensive capabilities in the Shell 1 Core computer room, onboard the Big Shell, Snake could only describe to Raiden that she was "doing something."[38]

Despite his often cold demeanor, Snake occasionally showed a softer, emotional side, expressing extreme concern for Raiden when he was crushed by Outer Haven, and sadness at the deaths of his parents Big Boss and EVA.

When Snake gave Raiden the H.F. blade from Olga Gurlukovich, while inside Arsenal Gear, he revealed that he was "not a big fan of blades." However, he did show Raiden that he knew how to use it. During Liquid Ocelot's Insurrection, Snake adopted the use of a stun knife, once he had begun to use CQC again.

Snake also seems not to believe in the supernatural; when Otacon explained the equipment to attach to walls, he asked if Vamp could have used it during the Big Shell Incident. Otacon said it was possible, but Snake assured Otacon that he was not supernatural and despite the visual evidence, believed that Vamp was not actually immortal.

Snake also displayed great levels of endurance and heightened reflexes:

  • He survived passing over an electrified floor;
  • He survived being set on fire after destroying Metal Gear D;
  • He successfully evaded cannon fire from an M1 Abrams tank;
  • He withstood extensive electrical torture by Revolver Ocelot;
  • Despite having little warning beforehand, he evaded gunshots from a sniper rifle, a revolver and a ballistic knife, the latter of which also had Olga implying that Snake was the first to evade it;
  • Though his forearm was badly cut by Vamp, causing him significant blood loss, he recuperated within a short period of time;
  • He survived passing through a corridor installed with microwave emitters, despite having recently undergone advanced aging, and went on to defeat Liquid Ocelot in hand-to-hand combat; according to Naomi Hunter, it was only Snake's sheer will power that allowed him to do this.

Japanese heritageEditEdit

Being a somatic cell clone of Big Boss, Solid Snake inherited mitochondrial DNA from the Japanese egg donor of the "Les Enfants Terribles" project. This fact was alluded to by Vulcan Raven, during the Shadow Moses Incident, when he remarked that "Blood from the East flows within [Snake's] veins." Solid Snake was also, somewhat, aware of his Japanese heritage.[39]

The Shocking Conspiracy Behind Shadow MosesEditEdit

It is possible that a Stealth Camo-equipped Snake returned to the Fox Archipelago in 2007, while trailing journalistGary McGolden. According to his magazine article, The Shocking Conspiracy Behind Shadow Moses, McGolden had received an optical disc from an unknown source, containing Nastasha Romanenko's novel In the Darkness of Shadow Moses. After supposedly journeying to the island himself in order to verify Nastasha's account, McGolden was captured and interrogated by an unknown party and subsequently rescued by an "invisible" saviour. The article helped to give more exposure to Nastasha's novel, though its publisher raised doubts as to the accuracy of McGolden's report.

Unconfirmed historyEditEdit

The following information has been detailed in official Konami-licensed media, which were written by various external authors. Its status in the Metal Gear canon is therefore unconfirmed.[?]

The Twin Snakes were born as a result of a ninth batch of clones, in Carlsbad, New Mexico.[40] David then spent the first ten years of his life in the state of Oregon where he underwent intense military training, being raised and taught by a variety of teachers.[41] During the summer months of his childhood, he would make weekly visits to a small, privately owned theme park known as "Kiddieland."[42]

When first joining FOXHOUND, he heard Big Boss's speech during the initiation ceremony, although he never made the connection between it and Gray Fox's last words during the Shadow Moses Incident until meeting with Big Boss at Arlington nearly twenty years later.[43]

After joining FOXHOUND, Snake became knowledgeable in various foreign languages, including Russian[44] and Slavic.[45] Following his retirement from the unit, and his brief stint in the CIA, Snake was responsible for the assassination of several despotic dictators during his years as a mercenary.[46] After the events of the Zanzibar Land Disturbance, Snake retreated to Alaska, where he resided in a small log cabin, and lived off the native flora and fauna, developing a taste for blueberries and salmonberries.[46] Befriending an Inuit of the Yup'ik tribe, who helped him to train sleigh dogs, Snake indulged in Huskie sleigh racing in an attempt to banish the intense hallucinations, guilt, and flashbacks of battlefield trauma that he suffered from.[46]

Behind the scenes EditEdit

Solid Snake (ソリッド・スネークSoriddo Sunēku?) is the main protagonist of Konami's Metal Gear series of stealth video games. Created by Hideo Kojima, Snake was introduced in the first game of the series, Metal Gear (1987), and has appeared in the majority of subsequent games and spin-offs. Japanese voice actor Akio Ōtsuka voices Snake in Japanese, while actor and screenwriter David Hayter provides the English voice of the character. Among the three main protagonists of the Metal Gear series (himself, Naked Snake/Big Boss, and Raiden), he is the only one to have not lost either the use of an eye or the eye itself, although he did wear an eyepatch-like device, the Solid Eye, to assist in his vision in Metal Gear Solid 4.

Early Metal Gear games EditEdit

Much as Metal Gear began as a pastiche of action movies of the time, Solid Snake began as a pastiche of contemporary action movie heroes. Hideo Kojima based Snake on a number of different characters, includingEscape from New York’s Snake Plissken, another fictional special forces operative.[47][46] The name "Solid" was Kojima's intent to create a paradoxical name, in contrast to the smooth motion commonly attributed to snakes, and to express the character's strong image.[47] Snake's appearance on the cover artwork for Metal Gear is based on a screenshot of actor Michael Biehn, in character as Kyle Reese in the 1984 film The Terminator.[48][49] Kojima later described Snake's role in the original Metal Gear as the "player's presence," contrasting the defined personality Solid Snake acquired in later games in the series. In addition, aside from saying, "This is Solid Snake... Come in," whenever the player makes a radio call, Snake speaks only twice in Metal Gear: the first time after finding Dr. Madnar's empty cell, in Building 1's courtyard[50]; and the second time in the ending, shortly after escaping Outer Heaven.[51] Kojima also reiterated his original statement of the origin of Solid Snake's name, also denying that it was based on the character Snake Plissken from the film Escape from New York. [13]Solid Snake, from Metal Gear's user manual.The MSX2 user's manual for Metal Gear implied that Operation Intrude N313 was Snake's first experience of being on the battlefield.[52] This was retconned in later games, where FOXHOUND was establish to only pick recruits who had previous experience within the military, and with Snake having participated in the Gulf War as a Green Beret. In the NES manual, it was stated that prior to Operation Intrude N313, Snake was a former Marine who had taken part in theGrenada Invasion. However, the NES version of the game and its localized story by Konami of America is non-canon, as Hideo Kojima himself has denounced it.

In the Worlds of Power novelization of Metal Gear, based on the NES version, Solid Snake is given the name of "Justin Halley" and he uses his handgun only once to shoot out a lock.

In the original version of Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, released exclusively in Japan, Snake's appearance in the intro resembles actor Mel Gibson; his in-game appearance is also speculated to be modeled after either Gibson or Sylvester Stallone.[53][54] In the re-released versions, Snake's appearance was brought more in line with his altered presentation in the sequel Metal Gear Solid.

Snake's biography, featured in Metal Gear 2's MSX2 manual, revealed that he was of Japanese-British descent, though his origins, much like his military background, would be retconned in later games in the series.

Metal Gear Solid EditEdit

In addition to expanding Solid Snake's backstory, as the first Metal Gear game to feature voice acting, Metal Gear Solid established his characteristic voice and appearance. Yoji Shinkawa's Solid Snake design, characterized by his navy blue bandana and "sneaking suit", would serve as the template for all future incarnations of Snake in laterMetal Gear games. According to Shinkawa, Snake's physique in Metal Gear Solid was based on that of action star Jean-Claude Van Damme, while his facial appearance in the same game was inspired by actor Christopher Walken. Shinkawa described his rendition of Solid Snake from Metal Gear Solid as a middle ground between the younger Snake who graced the cover artwork of the first Metal Gear and the middle-aged Snake in the MSX2 version of Metal Gear 2.[46] Hideo Kojima introduced the cloning origins of Solid Snake to Metal Gear Solid in order to provide Solid Snake with an adversary who would be his equal, since the story, being a continuation to the original MSX2 games, established Snake as an experienced soldier. He later expressed the decision as "cheating."[55]

Snake's real name, David (デイビッドDeibiddo?), which was revealed at the end of Metal Gear Solid, is a reference to two fictional characters: David Bowman from 2001: A Space Odyssey[56] and Dave Forrest from Policenauts(which was also created by Kojima). While Snake shares the same given name with his English voice actor, David Hayter, this was not intentional (contrary to popular belief) and is merely coincidental. The name David is of Hebrew origin and was used by the biblical King David, who managed to slay the giant Goliath with a slingshot and a sword. Similarly, Solid Snake also overcame several almost impossible challenges despite being a clone created from supposedly inferior genes. [14]Solid SnakeIt was mistakenly believed that Solid Snake was blond and dyed his hair brown during the Shadow Moses Incident, due to the sepia tone and lighting in the Shadow Moses briefing files making Solid Snake's hair seem light-colored. However, this was rectified in the remake Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes, which shows Snake being brown haired in the same briefing files.

It remains unclear as to which clone was created to express Big Boss's dominant or recessive traits, since Liquid Snake's exposition on Les Enfants Terribles is contradicted by Ocelot's later report to Solidus, regarding which clone was designated the "inferior" one. The subject of Big Boss's dominant and recessive traits, in regards to the clones' gene expression, is never once referred to again in other games in the series, after Metal Gear Solid. A recap of Liquid's dialogue was included in the fictional in-game novel In the Darkness of Shadow Moses, but there is no mention of dominant and recessive traits. However, the dialogue remains essentially unchanged from the original game, in its 2004 remake, The Twin Snakes.

Just prior to the second fight with Vulcan Raven during Metal Gear Solid and its remake, Raven referred to Solid Snake as "Kasack," which is a word similar in pronounciation with the Russian name "Cossack," which means "One of a warlike, pastoral people, skillful as horsemen, inhabiting different parts of the Russian empire and furnishing valuable contingents of irregular cavalry to its armies, those of Little Russia and those of the Don forming the principal divisions."

Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty EditEdit

For Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Hideo Kojima explained that his decision to introduce a new playable character in Solid Snake's place was done in order to develop Snake from another character's perspective, but also to avoid treating Snake as a rookie by having a new character be instructed via Codec instead.

A story idea, featured in Kojima's Metal Gear Solid 2 Grand Game Plan suggested that the Patriots were wary of Solid Snake, due to the possibility of him being a spy for China.

In Metal Gear Solid 2, due to a placement error of Codec calls, Snake denied any knowledge of Outer Heaven when asked by Raiden about it shortly after the Harrier battle despite the fact Snake was no longer using the alias of Iroquois Pliskin by that point. It is possible, however, that he was either hiding his knowledge or denying the idea presented to him (more likely the latter).

The cutscene that Snake and Otacon performed, shortly after Emma's death, was a physical representation of theKonami Code (Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A). Likewise, if the player inputs the Konami Code on the game clear screen, Solid Snake will be heard saying either "What do you think you're doing!?" or "STOP FOOLIN' AROUND KID!"

If the player manages to retrieve the shaver and supply it to Solid Snake (while disguised as Iroquois Pliskin) during their first meeting, Snake will appear cleanshaven when meeting up with Raiden on Arsenal Gear.

During the Tanker chapter's Codec conversations, if the player presses R1 to listen to his positive thoughts, Snake will remark "Hey, I'm the main character!" or "I'm the hero of this game!", the latter of which is despite Snake remarking in both Metal Gear Solid and Metal Gear Solid 4 that he was not a hero and never will be.

Snake TalesEditEdit

Solid Snake was also playable in the non-canonical Snake Tales stories. In Confidential Legacy, because of the events of the story taking place six months after the Shadow Moses Incident, Solid Snake is wearing the entire version of the Metal Gear Solid-era Sneaking Suit rather than the stripped down one in Metal Gear Solid 2. Likewise, in Dead Man Whispers, he also briefly adopted the alias of Iroquois Pliskin under Scott Dolph's request when he was invited to participate in a SEALs training operation onboard the Big Shell, as a means of not drawing attention to himself.

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake EaterEditEdit

Although Solid Snake does not appear in the main game itself, due to it taking place eight years before his birth via Les Enfant Terribles, he is foreshadowed at a few points, such as during The Sorrow's battle, and Para-Medic expressing interest in Naked Snake's genes. In addition, the timeline supplies the information regarding Solid Snake's birth.

He does, however, play a major part, and is the playable character, in the non-canonical Metal Gear Solid/Ape Escape crossover minigame included in Metal Gear Solid 3, Snake vs. Monkey. In it, he was summoned from vacation by Colonel Campbell to retrieve monkeys (or rather, apes) that had escaped. He is baffled and wonders why he was even hired for a job like that, until he learns that the Professor (from Ape Escape) was the one who suggested to Otacon to have Snake be hired for the job.

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots EditEdit

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is the final canonical Metal Gear game to feature Solid Snake as the main character. Kojima himself has stated that the series will continue but he does not want the character to be handled by anyone else.[57] He apparently backed out of that decision, however, as he stated that Solid Snake may reappear in either Metal Gear Solid 5 or another future Metal Gear Solid game.[58]

In the original ending of Metal Gear Solid 4, Solid Snake and Otacon would have turned themselves in to be executed for their crimes. The staff at Kojima Productions were strongly opposed to this idea, and convinced Kojima to change it.

The Metal Gear Solid 4 Database mistakenly places Snake's recruitment by the CIA as occurring after the Zanzibar Land Disturbance, rather than before.

During gameplay, Snake may throw out his back after doing a forward roll (with his Psyche gauge decreasing slightly) and will get up rather slowly, while holding his back, further portraying his now-advanced years. Similarly, if the player dies during combat or some other related death, chooses to continue, and calls Rosemary, he will mention seeing himself having been killed in that manner (or in the case of the player being killed via explosion, Rosemary will admit she dreamed of Snake being killed via an explosion). In one particular call, Rosemary will also speculate that Snake is suffering from a mild case of depersonalization disorder.

According to the director's commentary, most of Solid Snake's mannerisms (including the way he smokes his cigarettes) were replicated from that of his voice actor, Akio Ohtsuka.[59]

Potential future appearance EditEdit

[15]Snake's reappearance?Hideo Kojima, in a Twitter blog, posted a picture of one of the designers drawing Solid Snake as well as a female character, possibly implying that Snake will reappear in a future game. In addition, Kojima stated on his Japanese Twitter account that Solid Snake will have a major role in a future game, although he did not specify whether the future game was Metal Gear Solid 5 or another Metal Gear Solid game.[58]

Other appearancesEditEdit

There are two non-canon games in which Snake does not smoke: one isSnake's Revenge, an initial attempt to make a Western-aimed sequel to Metal Gear for the NES; the other isMetal Gear: Ghost Babel, where he instead starts the game with a Fogger, described by the Item box as a "device that lights up and emits smoke." Ghost Babel's opening scene, however, does show him smoking a cigarette, while waiting aboard a cargo plane, en route to Gindra.

Snake's RevengeEditEdit

Solid Snake was the playable character of the unofficial sequel Snake's Revenge. Snake's in-game appearance resembles that of Austrian bodybuilder and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Snake was promoted to Lieutenant sometime after the events of Operation Intrude N313 and remained a member of FOXHOUND. He is called into action in order to investigate rumors of a nation mass producing the TX-55 Metal Gear (referred to as "Metal Gear 1" in-game).

After infiltrating the enemy's main warehouse, Snake uncovered evidence that the nation had not only been mass producing Metal Gear 1, but had also began to ship them to other countries. Snake then infiltrated the enemy tanker transporting them, and then blew up its ammunition room in order to sink it. Afterwards, he learned from his support group's helicopter pilot that contact had been lost with the FOXHOUND operatives, and that the nation also built an entirely new Metal Gear model: Metal Gear 2. Snake discovered that the leader of the nation was actually former FOXHOUND commander Big Boss, the mastermind behind Outer Heaven, and that in order to defeat him, he had to lure him out of the command room. He later entered Big Boss's command room, where Big Boss explained that after Outer Heaven was destroyed, he suffered extensive injuries that resulted in him becoming a cyborg, and he wanted revenge. Snake fought his former commanding officer, but after seemingly defeating him, Big Boss transformed into a giant robotic version of himself. Placing mines at Big Boss's feet after luring him out, Snake killed Big Boss once and for all, and managed to destroy Metal Gear 2 before it could launch its nukes into New York, Tokyo, and Moscow.

Metal Gear: Ghost BabelEditEdit

Solid Snake was the main character in the non-canon game Metal Gear: Ghost Babel. In it, Snake was visited by Roy Campbell as well as at least four armed soldiers in his house in Alaska, which he built himself. Snake, knowing that Campbell most likely would not have travelled to Alaska with several armed soldiers for "small talk," deduced that the real reason for the visit was because there was trouble happening. Confirming it, Campbell debriefed Snake on the situation: Terrorists hijacked a C-5 Galaxy transport plane heading for South America, which contained nukes and, to Snake's surprise, Metal Gear, which was previously destroyed by him seven years prior. He also learned the location of where Metal Gear was placed at: Gindra, more specifically the Gindra Liberation Front. He initially refused to participate in the mission, although he later changed his mind when he learned that the specific location that they and Metal Gear were based at, Galuade, was the same place that Outer Heaven once stood. His mission this time was to sneak into Gindra, and assist Delta Force in preventing the GLF's uprising. After being briefed on his mission, and briefed on his support team members, he is dispatched via cargo plane to perform a HALO jump into the territory, 3km south of Galuade's entrance. [16]Chris Jenner and Solid Snake in Ghost Babel.He managed to successfully land in the planned area and made his way to the base, although he later learned that the GLF had managed to slaughter the Delta Force unit, suggesting a leak in the mission. He is later contacted by a survivor of Delta Force's massacre, Sergeant Christine Jenner. He is initially reluctant to allow her to continue her mission, but relents when Roy Campbell points out that her expertise of the base may aid Snake in his mission. Snake then infiltrated the watchtower of Galuade via a drainage duct, although he also had to avoid massive flooding of water caused by a squall that arrived, and met up with a disguised Chris Jenner. He then learned that there were four mercenaries involved in GLF's independence movement that were rumored to be former U.S. Special Forces members. Snake then headed to the barracks to locate Metal Gear's chief developer, Jimmy Harks. Along the way, he fought against the first of the mercenaries involved, Slasher Hawk, who he learned was from a group called Black Chamber, who also hated FOXHOUND. He later managed to locate Harks, although to his surprise, he learned that Harks was actually a child. He learned some things from Harks, such as Metal Gear being the brainchild of John Parker for Project Babel, and that Metal Gear requires a large amount of power to use its rail gun, the latter of which was exposed when the base experienced a blackout. Leaving Harks at the care of Jenner, Snake then attempted to get to the northwest exit on the first floor to reach the maintenance base and stop Metal Gear, although he was delayed a bit by Marionette Owl, the second surviving member of Black Chamber.

He managed to reach the general area of the maintenance base, but the leader of Black Chamber, Black Arts Viper, stopped him with a Mi-28 Havoc, forcing Snake to do nothing but watch as Metal Gear launched its nuclear weapon via its rail gun, and was forced to retreat when the anti personnel turrets guarding the maintenance base started firing at him. He also learned that the nuke was actually a fake, and fired at a nuclear testing facility at Nevada. He also learned from Chris Jenner that she and Harks were ambushed, and she was forced to leave Harks behind. Snake later arrived at the power plant in order to sabotage the main generator in order to eliminate Metal Gear's use of its rail gun. He later encountered the third surviving member of Black Chamber, Pyro Bison. After defeating him, Snake learned that Black Chamber was formed from FOXHOUND's shadow after it became too famous at Outer Heaven to take care of the kinds of missions that FOXHOUND no longer was able to do thanks to its newfound fame, and that they were betrayed by FOXHOUND. Pyro Bison also revealed to Snake that there were actually five surviving members of Black Chamber, not four as previously believed, and implied that the fifth member was one of Snake's own support group before dying by his own fire. Snake eventually arrived at the generator, but discovered that there was no way he could sabotage it as it was surrounded by an electric floor, so he ended up having to destroy four key points to the power plant to demolish it. He managed to succeed in doing so, and escaped before he got caught in the explosion. However, he learned that even without the rail gun, Metal Gear can still launch a nuke. Snake later found a recently escaped Jimmy Harks, who also told Snake that not only was there a second surviving member of Delta Force, Lieutenant Smith, but Jenner, the supposed survivor of Delta Force's massacre, wasn't even around when the unit was massacred. Although Snake refused to believe it, it became apparent that Jenner may have been the fifth Black Chamber member. He returned to the Maintenance base, which he now could access easily because F-22s managed to take down the anti-personnel turrets guarding it. He also fought against the Havoc, mistaking the woman piloting it for Chris Jenner, although he later discovered that it was actually the General's second in command, Sophie N'dram, although he spared her.

Afterwards, Snake arrived at the vicinity of the maintenance base, the same building that formerly housed TX-55 Metal Gear. He then encountered Viper, who revealed more about the mission they were involved in before being massacred by FOXHOUND. He then showed Jenner to Snake, exposing that she was not actually the fifth Black Chamber member at all, but rather was assigned to a secret mission by Parker. Snake then fought Viper and defeated him. Snake also forgave Jenner for her deception, telling her to get something fast to escape when he's done destroying Metal Gear. He then headed to the hangar for Metal Gear, and learned from Eguabon that there was a connection between the US and GLF, although Eguabon would only tell Snake the full details if Snake defeated him. Snake then managed to destroy Metal Gear's legs, although he still had to destroy the weapons. Afterwards, Snake learned the full truth of not only the connection between the US and GLF, but also the true purpose of his previous mission into Outer Heaven and Outer Heaven's ties to the US. He then was supplied a disc containing all the records of Project Babel. He prepared to leave, when he noticed Viper, who had survived their previous battle, on top of Metal Gear, and revealed that not only did he learn about the true identity of Anonymous, and that the fifth Black Chamber member was actually McBride, but also that Metal Gear had a satellite uplink to seven nuclear satellites, and planned to use it to achieve Black Chamber's revenge against the world. Snake then fought and defeated Viper in an intense duel before the cargo elevator containing Metal Gear could reach the surface, disabling Metal Gear's satellite uplink to prevent it from activating the satellites. Snake then learned that Anonymous was actually Steve Gardner, and that another one of his members, Weasel, was actually assigned to keep tabs on them and eventually assassinate them after the mission, although he relented towards it. Snake then decided to go back to the United States and hunt down and exact revenge on the people who played peoples lives as if they were chess pieces.

Metal Gear Solid audio dramaEditEdit

[17]Solid Snake in the Metal Gear Solid audio drama.Solid Snake reappears in the audio drama for Metal Gear Solid that is set at some point after the events of Shadow Moses. Unlike in the other games, FOXHOUND was not disbanded following the incident. Solid Snake is sent to the Basra Republic by Roy Campbell to rendezvous with Meryl Silverburgh after her and a unit of U.N. peace negotiators were forced to crash land in the region, also getting help from a member of Delta Force member Allen Iishiba. Afterwards, he helped Mei Ling infiltrate a neo-communist island of San Chago in order to acquire evidence of a chemical plant that is secretly being built on the island and then expose its existence. While undergoing this portion of the mission, he also ends up getting into an argument with Mei Ling in regards to whether killing child soldiers is any different than killing regular soldiers, to which Snake states that there is no difference. Snake later has to undergo an unofficial rescue mission for Roy Campbell after the latter ended up captured by the enemy.

Metal Gear AcidEditEdit

See Solid Snake (Metal Gear Acid)

Solid Snake is the main character in the turn-based strategy game, Metal Gear Acid. He is brought out of retirement to obtain data on a secret project conducted on Lobito Island, and to help thwart a terrorist plot.

Metal Gear Solid MobileEditEdit

Metal Gear Solid Mobile is set some time after the events of the Shadow Moses Incident. Philanthropy received intelligence from a woman named Victoria Reed that a Metal Gear REX model was being built by the company she was working for. Snake was sent in, but quickly discovered that the whole thing was a ruse. Victoria was an AI, and Snake had really been sent in so that the terrorists could take over the facility once Snake had disabled the security system. Pressing on, Snake later realized that the Otacon he had been talking was also an AI, as it started to glitch. The real Otacon eventually managed to contact Snake and they decided it would be easier for Snake to finish the mission instead of Otacon hacking him out. Snake eventually overthrew the virtual terrorist threat, and defeated their leader.

When Snake awoke from the VR, he overheard two voices talking. They stated that Snake was unable to provide them with the data they needed, and proceeded to erase his memory of the events.

Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops PlusEditEdit

Old Snake

Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops (Plus)

Equipment M4 (SOPMOD)

Stun Knife

Career N/A
Maximum life 200
Maximum stamina 650
Sense 50
Handgun S
Sub-machine-gun B
Assault rifle A
Shotgun B
Sniper rifle A
Heavy weapons A
Knife (CQC) S2
Throwing weapons A
Traps A
Technical skill A
Medical skill A

Snake is a unique recruitable character in Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Plus, under the Old Snake codename, and featuring his aged appearance from Metal Gear Solid 4. In addition, because Portable Ops Plus was released before Metal Gear Solid 4, this also marks the first time that Solid Snake appeared as Old Snake in terms of the overall series. When he is recruited, Campbell remarks, "Some old guy joined our team. Kinda reminds me of Snake" (referring to Old Snake's obvious similarities to his father, Naked Snake). He is equipped with an M4 (SOPMOD) and a stun knife when newly recruited. In-game, Old Snake has the same stats and skills as Naked Snake but his maximum stamina and health are the highest among special characters, surpassing Raiden, Campbell and even Naked Snake. Players can unlock him by completing "Infinity Mission" under the Medium difficulty.

"A legendary mercenary and former member of FOXHOUND, he single-handedly overthrow the fortress states of Outer Heaven and Zanzibar Land, and ended the terrorist crisis on Shadow Moses Island. Along with Otacon, founded "Philanthropy," an anti-Metal Gear movement."
— Character description in Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Plus

Although Snake does not actually appear in Portable Ops due to it taking place two years prior to his "birth," he was briefly alluded to by Elisa/Ursula while dying, where she explains the future to Big Boss.

Metal Gear OnlineEditEdit

Although Old Snake was not playable in the initial release of the SCENE Expansion of Metal Gear Online, he was downloadable on June 16, 2009 for the SCENE Expansion, alongside the stage Icebound Inferno, based on the Snowfield area of Shadow Moses Island. He also comes with a unique weapon called the OctoCamo suit. Solid Snake's OctoCamo, unlike the main game, and Sneaking Matches, will not render him completely invisible, but rather it will help him blend into the main environment. In addition, his Command Vest and his holster are also included as unlockable equipment in the rewards shop with its own colorized index, four of which are based on the areas he went to.

Metal Gear Solid: Peace WalkerEditEdit

Aside from his mention in Kazuhira Miller's phone call, Solid Snake also makes a cameo appearance in the English version of Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, on the cover of the appropriately named Solid Magazine. The cameo resulted when the English version had to change a few items during localization due to their being real life products (in Solid Magazine's case, it was Weekly Famitsu). Although the cover mentioned references to UMAs and Area 51, there was one line that was uttered by Solid Snake, "KeptYOUwaiting", a variation of his line in Metal Gear Solid 2 in direct reference to the player in the beginning of the Tanker Chapter.

Appearance in other mediaEditEdit


Snake makes a cameo appearance in the Game Boy Advance game Yu-Gi-Oh! 7 Trials to Glory: World Championship. After the player unlocks access to the Mystic Lands (by winning the championship in the K.C. arena), Snake will appear in the Mystic Lands or outside its arena depending on what day it is. He appears as a character named ??? who is hiding in a cardboard box, and when talked to, he says to the player "I don't know why I'm revealing this, but I'm a secret spy. I was hired by an organization, which shall remain nameless, in order to study this Shadow World." The player can choose to duel him, where he will recognize the player is not a denizen of the shadow world and accepts the duel to see if they are strong enough to survive. If the player wins, Snake will recognize the player's strength and say they can manage, but still warns that they should run away at the slightest sign of danger. As Snake only appears within the Mystic Lands, however, the player will always have to wager one of their cards in the duel, but also gains a (random) card from him if they win.

In the Yu-Gi-Oh! series proper, a monster card called Tactical Espionage Expert exists that is based on Snake. The card is an effect monster that prevents trap cards from activating if normal-summoned on the field. The monster had appeared as a discarded card in episode 1 of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl EditEdit

[19]Solid Snake, as seen inSuper Smash Bros. Brawl.Solid Snake is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl for theNintendo Wii. When Snake is selected with the Wii Remote he says "It's show time!", which he also said in the premiere trailer. Snake uses explosives, RPGs, and grenades, with a mix of CQC, the Cypher from Metal Gear Solid 2, and the trademark cardboard box as a taunt. His "Final Smash" super move has him hanging from a helicopter on a rope ladder, firing a grenade launcher at the rest of the combatants. In order to keep the game's rating a "T," Snake never uses knives or firearms, despite there being a pistol in his leg holster, and solely relies on explosives in-game. In addition, Snake's entrance has him appearing with electric bolts on the ground before rising up, referring to his opening appearance in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty's Tanker Chapter, where after landing on the U.S.S. Discovery tanker, his stealth camo malfunctions.

He is the first third party character in the game, the other being SEGA's mascot, Sonic the Hedgehog.

In the Shadow Moses Island stage, Snake can use the Codec to contact Colonel Campbell, Otacon, or Mei Ling, in order to acquire intel on his opponents. The Codec in Brawl is based on the Metal Gear Solid version, which utilizes animated character artwork, though Snake's icon has been modified to match his in-game appearance. To use the Codec, the player must press the down taunt button and release very quickly. During Codec dialogue, Snake is revealed to be a fan of Captain Falcon, with he and Otacon referring to the Captain's signature Falcon Punch and Falcon Kick moves as something they have always wanted to try themselves. When Snake contacts Otacon and Mei Ling, regarding Samus Aran, it is implied that Snake may be infatuated with the bounty hunter. Snake also knows Mario to be a world-wide celebrity; criticizes Link's lack of speed due to his plethora of equipment; defends Luigi from verbal attack by the Colonel (presumed the AI); and believes that Pit is a mutant due to skepticism towards his being an angel. When fighting Sonic the Hedgehog, Snake remarks that "something about that hedgehog rubs me the wrong way," but refuses to explain why, merely stating, "... just don't like him." Slippy Toad, from the Star Fox series, hacks into the Colonel's frequency when trying to get information on Falco; Snake is impressed at Slippy's invention of a multi-purpose shield generator, requesting that he also build a weapon for him. It is also revealed that Snake fears Ganondorf, stating This guy is giving off a murderous vibe! Even getting close to him makes my skin crawl.... If Snake is KOed by his enemies while making a Codec call, the characters that he has called will repeatedly shout his name in the same manner as the main series' Game Over screen. Snake also acts in a similar fashion towards Colonel Campbell, when the latter vilifies Luigi and begins repeating the phrase "La Li Lu Le Lo." [20]Snake using the Nikita launcher, in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.Solid Snake's character model in Super Smash Bros. Brawl combines traits from both the Metal Gear series' Solid Snake and the young Big Boss; Naked Snake. While the Snake of Brawl wears the Sneaking Suit, he also has a full beard similar to Naked Snake, whereas his Metal Gearcounterpart is usually portrayed with only stubble. Additionally, in one palette swap (Tiger Stripe), Snake wears Naked Snake's green bandana as opposed to Solid Snake's trademark gray-blue one.

Snake is the only character to be given actual dialogue in "The Subspace Emissary" Adventure mode, when he first becomes playable in the storyline, remarking "Kept you waiting, huh?" Similarly, he is the only character to refer to the events of "The Subspace Emissary" in gameplay outside of the Adventure mode, commenting that he has seen Meta Knight's ship, the Halberd, while speaking to Mei Ling via Codec.

In "The Subspace Emissary," Snake infiltrates the Halberd, and spends most of the story hiding in the cardboard box. He attempts to hide from Lucario and Meta Knight, but fails after Lucario detects him hiding in the box using his aura powers. A fight seemed inevitable, but they put aside their differences and team up when they realize that some security primids are approaching in their direction. After becoming involved in saving the princesses on theHalberd, he, Lucario, and Meta Knight infiltrate the bridge area, where they discover various Mr. Game and Watches copies manning the bridge. They then tackle them, knocking them all from the bridge, though the multitude of Mr. Game and Watches later merge together into Duon. Snake attempts to fight it along with Fox, Zelda/Shiek, Peach, Lucario, and Falco. He is later turned into a trophy by Tabuu, only to be revived before the final confrontation.

Clearing "Classic Mode" with Snake will award a trophy of Snake, with the following description:

A former member of FOXHOUND with an IQ of 180 and mastery of six languages. He's an infiltration specialist whose ability to carry out missions under any conditions has made him a legend. He's saved the world three times from the threat of bipedal, nuclear-armed mechs called Metal Gear. Currently he's working with the anti-Metal Gear group known as Philanthropy.

Besides his various trophies, Solid Snake also has two stickers: One depicting his Twin Snakes artwork, and another depicting his MGS2 artwork. The former is exclusive to Snake and increases his arm and leg attacks by 7, and the latter increases the affected characters' explosive attacks by 19.

Evolution SkateboardingEditEdit

Solid Snake is a secret character in Evolution Skateboarding. To play as Solid Snake, beat the game 100% and collect all coins with the character Colin McKay. A demo of Snake and the Big Shell level are playable as a special feature in the PS2 version of Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance.

Boktai seriesEditEdit

[21]Snake, in Boktai 2: Solar Boy Django.In Boktai 2: Solar Boy Django, Snake appears as "???," a character who has lost their memory. The player rescues him in the House of Time. Django tells him to go to Sun Avenue, where he sets up a shop. The player can then buy "Blindboxes" (weapons and items that Snake has picked up in random boxes so the player can't see what he or she is buying) from him. He also gives advice on where to go next, and gives the player titles. He also appears inBoktai 3: Sabata's Counterattack.

DreamMix TV World FightersEditEdit

[22]Snake, with other characters from DreamMix TV World Fighters.Snake is one of the fighters in DreamMix TV World Fighters, the fighting cross-company game between Konami, Hudson Soft, and Takara, appearing alongside mascots like Bomberman,Castlevania's Simon Belmont, and Optimus Prime. His appearance in the game is based on Metal Gear Solid 2 with his special moves consisting of only C4, which can be planted onto anything and detonated at will. Snake's stage is based on one of the connecting bridges of the Big Shell, with the Harrier IIappearing and shooting the combatants. The music for this stage is a remix of the "Metal Gear Solid Main Theme", with a remix of "Yell 'Dead Cell'" playing when the Harrier appears. Snake also has alternate costumes like the Tuxedo, his Iroquois Pliskin alter ego, as well as one based on his original Metal Gear Solid appearance.

Ape Escape 3EditEdit

Solid Snake makes a non-canon appearance in Metal Gear Solid 3, specifically in the Snake vs. Monkey game, part of a promotional crossover between Konami's Metal Gear Solid and Sony's Ape Escape series, which included a special mode in Ape Escape 3 called "Mesal Gear Solid." Here, Campbell too makes an appearance in a call, where he had to bring Snake out of vacation to capture mechanical monkeys that escaped a lab, much to Snake's dismay. Snake replies back that Campbell could have gotten Gabe or Sam (referring to Gabriel Logan and Sam Fisher, protagonists of the Syphon Filter and Splinter Cell series respectively, competitors of Metal Gear Solid in the stealth genre) to do the job, though is told that there were a number of reasons why Snake was chosen, one of them being that the lab scientist is a friend of Otacon's. Once Snake has completed all of his monkey capturing, Naked Snake can acquire a Monkey Mask. Although he is usually voiced by David Hayter in most of his appearances, including Snake vs. Monkey, he was voiced by Peter Lurie (the voice actor of Vulcan Raven) in Mesal Gear Solid.

New International Track & FieldEditEdit

Solid Snake appears as a playable character in Konami's sports video game New International Track & Field. [23]Sackboy dressed as Old Snake in LittleBigPlanet.====LittleBigPlanetEdit==== The "Metal Gear Solid" costume download for LittleBigPlanetallows Sackboy to dress up as Old Snake. The pack can be downloaded at the PlayStation Store for $5.99. Or by getting the Game of the Year edition of the game. [24]====Monster Hunter Freedom 3Edit==== In the PlayStation Portable game Monster Hunter Freedom 3 the player can obtain a Solid Snake outfit for their Felyne comrade. There is also a rendering of a Snake-Felyne, which hides under a cardboard box like Snake himself.

Castlevania: Lords of ShadowEditEdit

In Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, the player can add Solid Snake's bandana and Solid Eye to Gabriel Belmont's normal attire by going to the Extras menu, after completing the game.

"Michael" - PS3 Long Live PlayEditEdit

In this commercial, Solid Snake makes a cameo appearance, along with other iconic game characters who have appeared prominently in the PlayStation consoles.


In the Japanese version of Scribblenauts for the Nintendo DS, both Solid Snake and Old Snake can be summoned. This is because Konami published the game in Japan.

LEGO Harry Potter Years 1-4EditEdit

Although Solid Snake himself does not actually appear in the game, he is briefly referenced as an achievement/trophy in the Xbox 360/PS3 videogame. Playing as Snape and then putting a barrel over him will earn the achievement "Solid Snape," a pun on Solid Snake, and is likewise referencing his usage of the cardboard box in the series (although the overall item more closely resembles his usage of the drum can in Metal Gear Solid 4).

E3 BattleEditEdit

Solid Snake appeared as a participant in the Konami-sponsored event E3 Battle, where he defeated Billy Jones, aka, Bayou Billy from the 1988 game Mad City, AKA the Adventures of Bayou Billy in the first round. He then proceeded to face off against, and defeated, the Nurses from the Silent Hill series. Snake then fought against and defeated Solidus Snake in the third round, but was himself defeated by Naked Snake in the fourth round.

Metal Gear (1987)
Expert infiltrator. Possesses an IQ of 180 and fluent in six languages. Known to make the impossible, possible.
— Solid Snake's bio from E3 Battle

Ghost Recon: Future SoldierEditEdit

Solid Snake himself does not appear in the game, but there is an achievement/trophy in this game that allude on Metal Gear series. Playing guerrilla mode, if you killed everyone during first wave stealthy, you will achieve a trophy "Just a box" referencing Snake's usage of the cardboard box in the series.

Gallery EditEdit

Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2EditEdit

[25]Snake in Metal Gear.[26]Snake in Metal Gear 2. Add a photo to this gallery===Metal Gear Solid and The Twin SnakesEdit=== [27]Solid Snake artwok for Metal Gear Solid.[28]Solid Snake cover artwork for a magazine.[29]Solid Snake artwork from Metal Gear Solid.[30]Solid Snake wallpaper from Metal Gear Solid.[31]Snake's depiction inThe Twin Snakes[32]Solid Snake and Liquid Snake artwork from The Twin Snakes.[33]Solid Snake artwork from Metal Gear Solid.Add a photo to this gallery===Metal Gear Solid 2Edit=== [34]Metal Gear Solid 2cover artwork featuring Snake.[35]Solid Snake artwork from Metal Gear Solid 2.[36]Solid Snake artwork from Metal Gear Solid 2.[37]Solid Snake artwork from Metal Gear Solid 2.[38]Snake holding the converted Beretta M9.[39]Solid Snake artwork from Metal Gear Solid 2.[40]Snake as depicted in the Metal Solid 2: Substance cover artwork.[41]Concept art of Snake during the Tanker Incident in MGS2.[42]Snake as Pliskin concept art.[43]Snake with Raiden.[44][45]Snake face portrait.[46]Snake concept art.[47]Snake concept art.[48]Snake/Plisskin concept art.[49]Solid Snake and Raiden HD artwork.Add a photo to this gallery===Metal Gear Solid 4Edit=== [50]An early promotional wallpaper for Metal Gear Solid 4.[51]An early render of "Old Snake".[52]Old Snake with theMetal Gear Mk. II.[53]Snake, armed with the Operator pistol.[54]Young Snake FaceCamo.[55]Solid Snake saluting Big Boss's grave at Arlington.[56]Solid Snake, disguised as a militia instructor, infiltrates the Middle East.[57]Solid Snake finds a replacement AK-102 after avoiding several Gekko.[58]Snake meets up with the Metal Gear Mk II.[59]Snake holding 24 Regain bottle.[60][61]Snake shooting at a Praying Mantis soldier in the Middle East.[62]Solid Snake concept art from Metal Gear Solid 4.[63]Snake's appearance in the TGS unveiling of Metal Gear Solid 4.[64]Artwork of Snake inMetal Gear Solid 4.[65]Artwork of Snake in the Middle Eastern disguise.[66]Artwork of Snake in the South American disguise.[67]Artwork of Snake during his medical examination.[68]Concept art of Snake in the damaged OctoCamo.[69]Snake dressed as Altaïr from Assassin's Creed.[70]Solid Snake's civilian disguise.[71]Old Snake character artwork (w/ Middle Eastern trainer disguise)[72]Concept Artwork of Snake confronting a Gekko.[73]Snake CQC stance.[74]Snake action figure concept art.[75]Solid Snake face portrait.Add a photo to this gallery===Ghost BabelEdit=== [76]Solid Snake artwork from Metal Gear: Ghost Babel.[77]Snake's Codec portrait in Metal Gear: Ghost BabelAdd a photo to this gallery===Metal Gear AcidEdit=== [78]Solid Snake fromMetal Gear Acidholding the XM8.[79]Solid Snake, evading an attack, in Metal Gear Acid.[80]Solid Snake, attacking a target, inMetal Gear Acid.Add a photo to this gallery===OtherEdit=== [81]Solid Snake artwork for the audio drama.[82]Solid Snake inEvolution Skateboarding.[83]Snake, skateboarding at the Big Shell.[84]Solid Snake in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.[85]Solid Snake in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.[86]Snake's cameo appearance in the "Michael" - PS3 Long Live Play commercial.[87]Solid Snake and Old Snake in the Japanese version ofScribblenauts.[88]Solid Snake artwork from Yuri Korekado/Kojima's twitter.[89]Grenade Launcher trophy (Solid Snake's Final Smash SSBB)[90]Solid Snake's character portrait for E3 Battle.Add a photo to this gallery===Action figuresEdit=== [91][92][93][94][95][96][97][98][99][100][101][102][103][104]Solid Snake Play Arts Kai figurine icon from the Metal Gear 25th Anniversary website.Add a photo to this gallery==Notes and referencesEdit==

  1. ^ a b c Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Kojima Productions (2008).

The Mk.II displays this information on-screen in-game: [1]

  1. ^ a b c Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake - User's Manual, Konami Corporation (1990).
  2. ^ Metal Gear Solid, Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (1998).
  3. ^ Metal Gear Solid, Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (1998).

Meryl: "So...where to, Snake?" // Snake: "David. My name is David..." // Meryl: "Okay, so where to, Dave?"

  1. ^ Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Kojima Productions (2008).

Big Mama: "My, how you've grown... David..."

  1. ^
  2. ^ Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Kojima Productions (2008).

This is revealed in a Codec conversation between Snake and Otacon (Act 2).

  1. ^ Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops, Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (2006).

Elisa/Ursula: Your children... Les Enfants Terribles. Snake [Big Boss], your son will bring the world to ruin, your son... will save the world."

  1. ^ Metal Gear Solid, Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (1998).

Meryl Silverburgh: "Any family?" // Solid Snake: "No, but I was raised by many people."

  1. ^ Metal Gear Solid, Konami Computer Entertainment (1998).

Roy Campbell: You were there too, I believe. Didn't you infiltrate western Iraq with a platoon of Green Berets? // Snake: I was just a kid myself back then.

  1. ^ Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake - User's Manual, p. 26, Konami Corporation (1990).
  2. ^ a b Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Kojima Productions (2008).

Snake's abandonment of CQC is revealed in an optional Codec conversation between Snake and Otacon, after escaping the Advent Palace.

  1. ^ Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, Konami Corporation (1990).

Solid Snake: "Never give up. Fight until the end. Always believe that you will succeed, even when the odds are against you. Those are your words." // Big Boss: "Even I make mistakes from time to time."

  1. ^ a b Metal Gear - User's Manual, Konami Corporation (1987).

Translated version courtesy of G&T Soft, and further elaborated upon at Fox-Hound Database.

  1. ^ a b Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, Konami Corporation (1990).

Solid Snake: "I came to get rid of the nightmares I've been having for the past three years. [...] I've only got one fight left. To free myself of [Big Boss's] grip, to rid myself of these nightmares..."

  1. ^ In Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, it was stated that he suffered nightmares for three years, as it was originally intended that Operation Intrude N313 was to be done in 1996. However, it was retconned when both the Outer Heaven Uprising and Snake's mission occurred in the same year (1995).
  2. ^ Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, Konami Corporation (1990)

Holly: Snake? ... Where'd he go? Colonel, Snake's gone! // Campbell: ...Snake? ...Where's he off to now?

  1. ^ Metal Gear Solid, Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (1998).

Roy Campbell: Snake, there's enough dirt in your file from your days as an agent to keep you in the stockade until you're a very old man.//Solid Snake: Oh, I see. Blackmail.

  1. ^ Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (2001).

Solid Snake: I was holed up in the middle of nowhere in Alaska, drinking too much.

  1. ^ Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes (Briefing), Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (2004).

Solid Snake: I need to borrow your scissors. // Naomi Hunter: What are you going to do? // Solid Snake: Don't worry. Just going to clean myself up a little. // Naomi Hunter: Huh? // Solid Snake: I don't want to be mistaken for the leader of the terrorists.

  1. ^ Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (2001).

In the Darkness of Shadow Moses: The Unofficial Truth: "The FOXDIE program data covers Naomi’s careful analysis of the unauthorized reconfiguration she had made to the virus. The information showed that Snake was indeed one of the targets for the deadly retrovirus, but the incubation period had been changed to a wildcard value. Even Naomi herself did not know when the virus would awaken within Snake. It must have been the best revenge she could think of, condemning him to live in this fearful limbo."

  1. ^ Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (2001).

Otacon: Photos of Snake -- taken by the Cypher -- were released to the public. In turn, we became the world's most wanted environmental terrorists... It was definitely a move aimed at putting a stop to our anti-Metal Gear activities. // Raiden: But why did they choose Snake? // Otacon: Since the Shadow Moses incident, Snake became sort of a hero. I think the Patriots weren't too happy about that. // Raiden: You knew about the Patriots!? // Otacon: Well yes... to a certain degree. // Raiden: It seems like everyone knows about them except me. // Otacon: They didn't choose Snake to be a hero... // Raiden: So they decided to do a smear campaign. // Otacon: I think the Patriots wanted to make an example of him so everybody would think twice before opposing them. // Raiden: That's it! They set all this up just to nail you guys?

  1. ^ Metal Gear Solid, Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (1998).

Revolver Ocelot: "Yes, the inferior one [Solid Snake] was the winner after all. [...] That's right. Until the very end, Liquid thought he was the inferior one."

  1. ^ Metal Gear Solid, Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (1998).

Ocelot: Yes sir. The entire unit was wiped out. Those two are still alive. The vector? Yes sir, FoxDie should become activated soon... Right on schedule.

  1. ^ Metal Gear Solid 4 Database ("Philanthropy"), Kojima Productions (2008).
  2. ^ a b Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (script), Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (2001).

Snake: Liquid? // Ocelot narrows his eyes as he examines Snake’s appearance, almost nostalgic. // Liquid: Not so young anymore, eh, Snake… You’re drowning in time. I know what it’s like, brother. // Snake, reminded of the accelerated aging he has been experiencing recently, has fallen silent. // Snake: ... // Liquid: No wonder Naomi passed you over for the FOXDIE program. // Liquid: Arr!

  1. ^ [2]
  2. ^ Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (2001).

Solid Snake: The Hudson River, two years ago... We had classified intelligence that a new type of Metal Gear was scheduled for transport. The whole thing stank... But our noses have been out in the cold too long.

  1. ^ Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, Konami Computer Entertainment (1990).

Snake: It doesn't have to be that way. I'm not like you. I love life!

  1. ^ Metal Gear Solid Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (1998).

Meryl Silverburgh: You monster! // Snake: Let him talk. He doesn't have much time left. // Psycho Mantis: I've seen true evil. You Snake. You're just like the Boss [Liquid]... No, you're worse. Compared to you, I'm not so bad.

  1. ^ Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (2001).

Raiden: Pliskin, SEAL Team 10 Bravo Team's been wiped out... // Iroquois Pliskin (Solid Snake): Is that right. // Raiden: Is that all you have to say? I thought they were your comrades! // Pliskin: Yeah. Too Bad. // Raiden: Too Bad!? Did you know that they were used as a decoy to support my infiltration? // Pliskin: No. But it doesn't surprise me. // Raiden: Man! You're cold! They were your friends! //Pliskin: What do you want me to say! That you killed them!? Or do you want me to say it wasn't your fault!? // Raiden: I jus -- // Pliskin:Listen, kid. I don't have the time to wet-nurse you or provide you with a shoulder to cry on! You got a problem with your conscience, you take care of it! Don't bother me!

  1. ^ Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (2001).

Otacon: Try to avoid confrontations. Our goal is to collect evidence on Metal Gear development and expose it to the world. It would be best if you could get out of there without alerting anyone. // Snake: Don't worry. I know the drill -- we're not terrorists.

  1. ^ Metal Gear Solid, Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (1998)

Solid Snake: I told you, even if I do owe you I don't owe anything to this army or this country! // Colonel Campbell: You will accept this assignment! // Snake: Why should I be stupid enough to do that? I'm no patriot.

  1. ^ Metal Gear Solid (Japanese manual), Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (1998).
  2. ^ Metal Gear Solid, Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (1998).

Nastasha Romanenko: Snake, that room is set with infrared sensors. You should be able to see them if you had some smoke... cigarette smoke or something. // Solid Snake: Sorry, but these are smokeless cigarettes. // Nastasha: You mean those cigarettes that are designed to cut down on second- hand smoke? Oh well. don't worry... If you blow the smoke in the direction of the infra-red sensors, you should be able to see them.

  1. ^ Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Kojima Productions (2008).

Solid Snake: Even so, making captain at her [Mei Ling's] age, that's pretty impressive. // Otacon: Rumor has it she caught the eye of some lecherous old admiral who got her promoted. She always did have a thing for older men. // Snake: Maybe it's too early to retire after all. // Otacon: Thinking of taking a little training on an analog vessel, Snake? // Snake: No. At this point, I've got no need for any more training.

  1. ^ Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (script), Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (2001).

Otacon: I hitched a ride on Link-16 into the U.S. military’s proprietary network. I managed to get into that workstation and overwrote a part of the system software so I could remote-install a little app I wrote... // Snake: (complete dummy when it comes to computers) Why bother with anything that complicated – // Otacon: No, it’s pretty simple, really. Look, all you have to do is stand in front of that machine and push the Action button. The app will automatically launch and download the image data from the camera, split the files and encrypt them individually. The data packets can then masquerade as – // Snake: (Impatient with all the techno babble, interrupts Otacon) OK, OK. So all I have to do is push the Action button in front of the computer once I have the pictures, right?

  1. ^ Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (script), Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (2001).

Raiden: Snake, what’s your situation over there? // Snake: Emma seems to be uh... doing something to GW’s defensive capabilities. All we need now is your disc. (He really doesn’t understand what she’s doing)

  1. ^ Metal Gear Solid, Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (1998).

Master Miller (Liquid Snake): "A Native Alaskan American, huh? Probably Athapaskan. They're originally from the same tribe as the Apaches and Navajos of New Mexico. Anthropologically, they're related to the Japanese. There are even linguistic similarities between. Athapaskan languages and ancient Japanese. You and he probably share many of the same ancestors." // Solid Snake: "...Master, I don't remember telling you that I was part Japanese..."

  1. ^ Metal Gear Solid by Raymond Benson, Del Rey Books (2008).

"The president turned back to the window. “Well, is the project finally going to succeed?” he asked. “This is, what, the ninth try?” // “Have faith, Mister President,”Dr. Clark said. “I corrected the genetic code in the last batch. I also made sure that the surrogate mother possessed certain genetic latches, if you will, that could connect with those of Big Boss.”

  1. ^ Metal Gear Solid by Raymond Benson, Del Rey Books (2008).

"Even when as a child, he had acknowledged the fact that he was different from others his age. He was already sufficiently distinguished from his con-temporaries in that he did not know his parents and had grown up with and been educated by a variety of foster “teachers.” And he'd been training to be a soldier since early childhood."

  1. ^ Metal Gear Solid by Raymond Benson, Del Rey Books (2008).

"They were standing in the middle of Kiddieland, a small, privately owned theme park in the small town in Oregon where [Snake] had spent the first ten years of his life. He had visited Kiddieland at least once a week during the summer months, when the place was always open. When he wasn’t “training.”"

  1. ^ Metal Gear Solid Guns of the Patriots novelization by Project Itoh (English, 2012)
  2. ^ Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty by Raymond Benson, Del Rey Books (2009).

"Snake crept out of the door and onto the deck, slithered along the wall, and crouched out of sight so that he could listen in on the conversation. A man's voice sputtered through her radio. Snake assumed it was the leader, the older man he had seen earlier. They spoke Russian-the courses Snake had taken at FOXHOUND came in handy."

  1. ^ Metal Gear Solid Guns of the Patriots by Project Itoh (english), Viz Media (2012).

Snake recognized the words. They were Czech. When he was younger and a member of special ops, his training took place in the shadow of the end of the Cold War. Naturally, his studies included Slavic languages.

  1. ^ a b c d e Metal Gear Solid Official Mission Handbook, Millennium Books (1998).
  2. ^ a b "Hideo Kojima: Game Guru, Movie Maniac," by Steven Kent, Gamers Today (1999).
  3. ^ Junker HQ
  4. ^ The Terminator imitated by the games
  5. ^ Metal Gear, Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (1987).

Solid Snake: Dr. Madnar... Was I... too late?

  1. ^ Metal Gear, Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (1987).

Solid Snake: This is Solid Snake... Metal Gear has been destroyed. Operation Intrude N313 was a success! No big deal, job done, that's all... No big deal--- I'm coming back now. ...OVER.

  1. ^ Metal Gear - User's Manual, Konami Corporation (1987).

The intruder of this time is a rookie soldier named Solid Snake who joined FOX HOUND [sic] quite recently. His mission is to locate the whereabouts of Grey Fox [sic], find out the identity of Metal Gear and destroy it. Solid Snake is sent to his first battlefield with nothing but a wireless radio at his hand.

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  3. ^ Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater director's commentary.
  4. ^ The Document of Metal Gear Solid 2, Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (2002).

Making of Metal Gear Solid 2

  1. ^ "TGS '07: Kojima speaks", GameSpot UK, 2007.
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