Solid Snake is one of the main protagonists of Hideo Kojima's Metal Gear Solid series, owned by Konami. He is voiced by David Hayter.
Why He Rocks
- Snake is one of most iconic game characters of all time, especially in the PlayStation lineup of characters.
- His signature "Kept You Waiting, Huh?" catchphrase.
- Snake's sneaking suit, later camouflage suit, and his cardboard boxes, are always necessary to avoid enemy detection.
- Throughout his games, Snake has battled many iconic foes. For instance, Gray Fox, Liquid Snake, The Boss, Metal Gear REX, Psycho Mantis, and Metal Gear RAY.
- Even when he went through accelerated aging in MGS4, it didn't stop him from going on one final mission to assassinate Revolver Ocelot, even going as far as to go through a dangerously hot microwave corridor, returning to Shadow Moses Island, and battling Ocelot with a Metal Gear REX, which he never piloted before.
- There is even one scene in the game where he used FaceCamo (from Tentacles) to make himself look younger. Smart thinking.
- Snake's mission days came to an end after his long amazing battle against Revolver Ocelot in MGS4.
- He usually uses his codec to contact his comrades, mainly Otacon and Colonel, also having a close bond with Meryl.
- Snake, being a soldier, is also highly skilled with both Close Quarter Combat, and different weapons, including Grenade, Remote Missiles, and C4s.
- He is the first third-party character to have appeared in a Smash Bros. game (that being Brawl), and revolutionized the idea of adding more third-party characters to the franchise.
- Just like the Ice Climbers, he made a comeback in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
- Despite being the series' main character, Snake is only playable in roughly half of the games, with Big Boss taking up more screentime.
- He was fully retired from the franchise after Metal Gear Solid 4.
- Though he was a representative in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, he did not return in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii U due to a licensing dispute.
- Also, when Snake was introduced in Brawl, almost nobody expected him to get in because of his franchise's history on PlayStation consoles, and the fact that almost all of his games are rated-M, making him feel out of place in a Nintendo game.
- What's stranger about his appearance in Smash Bros. is that Snake was absent in Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale, which is supposed to be a celebration of PlayStation franchises.