Voiced by (English) 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. 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. However, he ended up being tricked into activating Metal Gear due to misinformation supplied by Liquid (who had infiltrated Snake's support group by posing as Master Miller, having had him murdered three days prior). or "STOP FOOLIN' AROUND KID!". 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. Snake quickly made his way into the tanker's holds and, as per his mission objectives, secured photographic evidence of the new Metal Gear. Genetic modification and alterations would also imbue one of the embryos with "dominant" genes, with the other to receive the "recessive" genes. Career and family information Reptiles of some species perform comparably in mazes with mammals such as mice. Solid Snake as depicted in the Japanese MSX2 user's manual. Solid Snake Metal Gear Solid: A former member of FOXHOUND with an IQ of 180 and mastery of six languages. Snake's military experience prior to joining FOXHOUND is not made clear in the original Metal Gear. Yoji Shinkawa He also establishes Philanthropy, an anti-Metal Gear organization carrying the motto "To let the world be", with his friend Otacon. Snake survives passing over an electrified floor in, Snake withstands extensive electrical torture by Revolver Ocelot in, Snake successfully evades cannon fire from an M1 tank in. 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. Combat Ability Main appearance(s) Created by He is a hardened veteran, he has his emotions buried very deep inside himself during his missions, every one of which has different motives. Coincidentally, this also made Snake during the events of Metal Gear the same age as Hideo Kojima when he first released Metal Gear (as it had been released a month before Kojima's birthday). N/A He was then told to locate the weapon’s developer, Dr. Drago Pettrovich Madnar, to find a way to destroy it. M4 (SOPMOD) Stun Knife Another character called Rachnera is wearing a rather exposed version of The Boss's white Sneaking Suit. 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). 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. If I remember correctly BB had an IQ of around 140 (prior to his impromptu lobotomy), so the three Snakes are all probably around that region. Fox would later go on to battle REX. 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). Shooting at Pliskin with the SOCOM pistol, or punching him two times, will cause him to shoot back and yell "Damn Kid/Moron!"  Testers cited a lack of association to Snake from Metal Gear Solid as the reason. This is reminiscent of a Japanese philosophical belief known as Mono No Aware ("The impermanence of all things"), which claims that there is nothing permanent, though with the caveat that they are beautiful while in their fleeting existence still requires fighting to preserve them regardless. Trading Card Game, the card "Tactical Espionage Expert" is based on Snake, though with elements of Raiden as well. In 2004, comic publisher IDW would adapt Metal Gear Solid into a comic series. Despite promising to have Christmas dinner with Holly following the mission, Snake stood her up and disappeared shortly afterward. 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.  Despite these events, Snake succeeded in recovering the OILIX formula, utilizing the polymimetic nature of a special brooch key, bequeathed to him by Gustava on her deathbed. From First 4 Figures. Another meaning of the joke (and the one that makes sense in America) is that hedgehogs actually eat snakes. Big Boss saw great potential in Snake and personally trained him in advanced combat skills, particularly CQC. 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. Initially a Green Beret, Snake was later inducted into High-Tech Special Forces Unit FOXHOUND in the mid-1990s while it was under the leadership of Big Boss. For example, Snake entered the women's bathroom in both the Zanzibar Land and the Shadow Moses facilities in order to find a disguised female contact (Gustava Heffner and Meryl Silverburgh, respectively). He's saved the world three times from the threat of bipedal, nuclear-armed mechs called Metal Gear. In addition, after Raiden questioned him about toxins being released after Shell H was heavily damaged, Pliskin revealed he never heard of that and decided to investigate, also revealing that Shell 2 did not contain any hostages, meaning they were most likely in Shell 1. Because of this, he asked if killing himself would have any impact on stopping FOXDIE. When Apollo Justice notices the box, he says, "Don't let it be a SNAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAKE!" 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. During this battle, Snake contemplated destroying REX and killing Liquid at the cost of Fox's life. In 2005, Solid Snake would be called back into US military service when rogue members of Snakes former unit Foxhound turned and created a rebellion, becoming terrorists in the process and making a list of demands and threats. A In Halo: The Master Chief Collection, the Bandana skull appears again for both Halo Combat Evolved Anniversary and Halo 2 Anniversary, bearing the same effect. If the player punches Pliskin after he falls asleep, he becomes confused upon waking and the blue "?" 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. The player rescues him in the House of Time. His perceptive and crafty nature has won him battles against opponents who would otherwise overwhelm him in a battle of strength and artillery. Much as Metal Gear began as a pastiche of action movies of the time, Snake began as a pastiche of contemporary action movie heroes. In 2014, Snake was willing to come out of retirement to stop Liquid Ocelot, though he was reluctant to assassinate him at first due to the mission being more of a "hired hit" than "justice" as Roy Campbell put it. Eye color  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. After freeing Holly, Snake learned how to contact Dr. Marv by radio, but after discovering that he could only speak Czech and Slovakian, he was forced to locate his STB bodyguard Gustava Heffner. He ended up surviving the blast with the help of Otacon.  Despite this perceived attitude, Snake occasionally showed a more human side, expressing great concern for allies' well being during dangerous operations, and even demonstrating compassion towards fallen enemies. 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