Despite the code name, FOX unit operative Naked Snake is highly trained in guerrilla warfare and stealth tactics. His ability to not be seen comes in handy when deployed on a mission midway through the tension of the Cold War. Left in the jungles of the Soviet Union, the objectives of the Virtuous Mission are simple: retrieve defected scientist Nikolai Stephanovich Sokolov and return him to American soil. Why? Sokolov's role in developing some nightmarish weapon must be stopped, lest a whole new war begins. It would begin a new age of fear.
Snake's experience is not limited to FOX, joining said unit after serving in the CIA and several years as a Green Beret. His specialty lies in the covert operation he was picked for, also holding a title as a seasoned combat veteran. The military equipment and weaponry experience are abilities Snake picked up from his mentor, American war hero The Boss. It is with her that Snake developed the exceptional fighting technique known as Close Quarters Combat. This system is one that is heavily featured in Metal Gear Solid 3.
While adept at the mission he is assigned to, the inception of the game presents Snake as rookie with many intricacies of the battlefield yet to learn. It is through the game that he becomes more experienced in the ways of the operation. Indeed, as he has a large role to fill...
"Real heroes are never made public."
Selected game appearances
- Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (2004)
- Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence (2005)
- Wikipedia - "Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater"
- Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence instruction manual
- Answers.com - "List of Metal Gear Solid 3 characters"