Big Boss


The former commander of FOXHOUND and military leader of Outer Heaven and Zanzibarland. His former codename in the FOX Unit was Naked Snake. Real name John.

He fought in the Korean War in the 1950s. He looked up to The Boss as his mentor, and together they developed CQC. In 1954, he was exposed to radiation from the Bikini Atoll hydrogen bomb test.

On August 24, 1964, as Naked Snake, he took part in FOX's first combat mission, the Virtuous Mission. He infiltrated Tselinoyarsk, then part of Soviet territory, via HALO jump. He attempted to rescue Sokolov, but The Boss, who had been providing mission support, defected to the Soviet Union and the mission failed. He was gravely wounded and had to return to the US using the Fulton Recovery System.

On August 30, 1964, with FOX's survival at stake, Operation Snake Eater was launched. Naked Snake's mission being to eliminate The Boss. He once again infiltrated Soviet territory from high-altitude, this time with the help of a supersonic drone aircraft. Despite losing his right eye, he completed his mission and the US President awarded Naked Snake the title of "Big Boss", surpassing The boss herself.