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Villain Overview
We're losing our place in a world that no longer needs us. A world that now spurns our very existence. You should know that as well as I do. After I launch this weapon and get our billion dollars, we'll be able to bring chaos and honor back to this world gone soft.
~ Liquid Snake

Liquid Snake is the main antagonist of the videogame Metal Gear Solid, as well as the GameCube remake "Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes". He is a clone of Big Boss created alongside Solid Snake

In the video game Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, he appears as a supporting antagonist as a child, and frequently causes problems for Venom Snake. By the end of the game, he directly instigates the climax, and can be considered one of the game's primary antagonists.

Other Media

Super Smash Bros.

Liquid Snake appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a sticker that increases the power of Snake's special moves. He also appears in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a primary grab type spirit, with his spirit battle being against Snake on Shadow Moses Island with the stage covered in a poisonous cloud.

Personality

Liquid Snake was best described as uncompromising, obnoxious, vengeful, arrogant, and extroverted person who lack of compassion and loyalty to his allies and only seeing them as expendable pawn at best. This contrasted to that of his brother Solid Snake who, calm, collected, and much kinder and loyal to his friends in spite of his bonds with them repeatedly put into a test. He was incredibly resentful and bitter towards Big Boss, believing he had been knowingly chosen by the man to be his "inferior" clone, whereas his brother Solid Snake was endowed with "superior" genes. His resentments was so immense that it overpowered both Skull Face and Volgin's control over Tretij Rebenok aka. Psycho Mantic (both of whom did so due to their mutual hatred of Big Boss) where it rendered Skull Face extremely incredulous to the point of losing his composure, reacting violently even the mere mention of the subject of fathers or parents, and even attacked Venom Snake for simply attempted to be friendly towards him. In addition, he bore hatred towards the Patriots as he had hunted them down for some time, and vowed to deal with them in such a gruesome and unpeasaned manner enough to "cause even the reaper's stomach to turn." Despite his nature, Liquid was shown to be merciful and possess some skewed sense of pride and honor by letting Snake live to fight him unbound and unarmed in a one-on-one duel as well as spared Meryl when Ocelot offered to kill her. Owing to his arrogance however, he did so partly so he can use her as a pawn against Snake and further inflating his ego. He also shown to be manipulative, as he able to persuade anyone to get what he want and even imitating others, but has trouble maintaining a disguise when excaited.

Even as a child, he has already possessed psychopatic behavior stemmed from learning about his heritage, which exacebrated by his handlers' mistreatments of him prior to his escape in Africa. This even disturbed Miller who described him as having an "attitude problem". He despised adult authority and hated being treated as a kid, as when Venom Snake patted him on the back in friendly manner, Liquid almost immediately tried to kill him by taking his knife, only to have his right arm dislocated, which Snake immediately put back after lecturing him about respect and loyalty. He was also shown to have a lot of self-loathing to the extent of being suicidal in his younger years, as evidenced by his comment about freeing himself from his cursed heritage when about to fight Venom Snake, his lamentation about his fate being written into his genes, as well as his deeply considering suicide until he was convinced otherwise. He ultimately decided to prove himself superior, breaking free from what his genes had determined and even more than happy to tarnish Big Boss' name. He also largely believed for the same reasons that he couldn't become anything else than a soldier, and wouldn't have the right to even possess a real name, reacting angrily at one point when Snake claimed that he did have a name other than his codename. His loathing of his real name had been there since his youth, as he reacted violently when one of his fellow soldiers addressed him as such. Ironically, his brother Snake managed to proved what he wanted to prove and never realized that he already has superior genes all along until his demise.

Powers and Abilities

Liquid is a highly advanced soldier due to his genetic engineering. As result of his genetic engineering where he endowed with Big Boss' superior soldier genes, he possesses higher endurance, enhanced strength, speed, durability, recovery rate and a genius-level intellect.

  • Genius-Level Intellect: He possesses an IQ of 180. Due to his superior intelligence, Liquid became the squad commander of FOXHOUND, spoke seven languages (English, French, Spanish, Malay). His intellect, along with his charisma, enable him to persuade and manipulate others to get what he wants.
  • Impersonation: His advanced intellect and charisma also enable him to assume the disguise of Miller near-flawlessly as long as he not undergo intense emotions and in his pre-teens, forming a militia of child soldiers in Africa.
  • Enhanced Survivalist: By the events of Metal Gear Solid, Liquid demonstrated that he able to survive numerous events that would kill others, which best displayed throughout the fights against Solid Snake where the only thing that can kill him being FOXDIE virus Naomi injected into his system.
  • Master Combatant: Due to his superior genetics, he was better than the average soldier, easily disarming and pinning one to the ground. Even as a child, he can hold his own against body-double of Big Boss, Venom Snake, in hand to hand combat, dodging and countering his CQC attacks and even evading his gunfire while pinning him to a metal wall with a plastic chair. As he got older, his fighting and physical prowess had strengthened even more able to fight his twin, Solid Snake on nearly equal footing. His fighting style seems to be comprised of Boxing, Wrestling, Taekwondo, Karate, Krav Maga, and Muay Thai.
  • Special Forces Training: He became the youngest member of the Special Air Service, excelling at parachuting, rappelling, Scuba diving, free climbing, and use in small arms and military vehicles.
  • Vehicular Intuition: Liquid was also an especially adept pilot; as demonstrated by his piloting of a Hind D during a blizzard when the gunships IR and navigation systems were nonfunctional, especially in combat against two F-16s, as well as co-pilot it from within the weapons operator's cockpit, which Revolver Ocelot attributed to the successes of the "Les Enfant Terribles" project. He would later use the same chopper to combat Snake.

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Trivia

  • Liquid speaks with a British accent due to growing up in the UK and has some Japanese heritage from the egg donor in the Les Enfants Terribles.
  • According to the cardboard box trophy in Super Smash Bros Brawl, Liquid like Solid Snake and Big Boss, is fond of cardboard boxes.
  • In the original script for Metal Gear Solid 2, Liquid was to have faked his death from FOXDIE and to be the main villain of at least the tanker chapter, but was scrapped.
    • This concept later arguably recycled by having Ocelot creating Liquid persona to become his mental doppelganger with use of Liquid's arm grafted on his body after his original arm being cut off by Gray Fox. However, due to the arm proved too much for his psyche as the newly created Liquid persona prone to take over his mind whenever Snake is around, the arm ultimately discarded and replaced with a prosthetic to restore order to his mind.
  • In Metal Gear Solid 4, a ghost of Liquid appears in the cockpit of REX's remains if a photo is taken of it.

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