Solid Snake


Real name: David.

While formerly a member of US special forces unit FOXHOUND, he defeated various incarnations of the nuclear-armed bipedal walking tank Metal Gear, constructed by different nations in their quest for mobile nuclear armament, then disappeared into thin air and earned the title "legendary hero".

Solid Snake was one of the children born of the 1972 Les Enfants Terribles Project carried out by the Patriots in hopes of engineering the perfect soldier. He was created as a clone of Big Boss, and shared a nearly identical DNA signature with Liquid Snake, his clone twin.

He was known within the Green Berets for his skill as a paratrooper, scuba diver, and free climber. In the 1990s, he joined Big Boss's special forces unit FOXHOUND as a rookie solider. It was while at FOXHOUND that he received the codename Solid Snake.