Hal Emmerich


For generations, the Emmerich family was tied to the tragic history of nuclear war.

His grandfather was part of the Manhattan Project that initially developed the atom bomb. In the 1960s, he received the plans for Metal Gear, a nuclear-armed bipedal walking tank, from Granin, a Russian scientist.

His father was born on August 6th, 1945, the day the atom bomb was dropped on Hioshima. After raising Hal, he remarried, taking in his spouse's daughter, Emma Emmerich. Later, unable to bear the fact that his son, Hal, had an affair with his new wife, he planned to drown himself in his home swimming pool, and to take Emma with him in death. Though Emma survived, Hal's father was successful in his bid for suicide.