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Liquid Snake

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Name:Liquid Snake | Metal Gear Solid 1
Birthdate:Jan 12, 1972
Location:Shadow Moses Island
"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 honour back to this world gone soft."
— Liquid Snake

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Liquid Snake, commonly referred to as Liquid, was the former squad commander of High-Tech Special Forces Unit FOXHOUND, and the twin brother of Solid Snake.

Liquid was one of the "Sons of Big Boss," created as part of the Les Enfants Terribles project, along with his clone brothers, Solid Snake and Solidus Snake. Liquid was led to believe that he was created in order to express Big Boss's "recessive genetic traits," and as such, was inferior to Solid Snake. Because of this, he held a strong resentment towards his twin brother, who supposedly expressed "superior" genes, and wished to defeat him in combat, reclaiming what he felt was his birth right, and thus proving his superiority.

Possessing an IQ of 180, Liquid spoke seven languages fluently, including English, Spanish, French, Malay, and Arabic, the last of which he spoke like a native. His main language, English, was also spoken with an English accent of the Received Pronunciation dialect. He was almost an exact double of Solid Snake in terms of appearance, with the only distinguishable feature being his darker skin tone and fair hair colour. He also had a tattoo on his left arm, which resembled the Rod of Asclepius, but with a sword in its place and with the words "Temptation Revelation."

Background:

An adult Liquid Snake was foreseen in Elisa and Ursula's prophetic vision in 1970, as the son of Big Boss that would "bring the world to ruin."

In 1972, Liquid was born after his twin brother Solid Snake as a result of the secret "Les Enfants Terribles" project designed to create the perfect soldier, using the genes of the "Greatest Warrior of the 20th Century" known as Big Boss. Using the process of somatic cell nuclear transfer, eight clone embryos were created by inserting Big Boss's DNA into enucleated egg cells, donated by a healthy Japanese woman. By utilizing the Super Baby Method, the embryos were then implanted into the womb of a surrogate mother, with six of the babies eventually being aborted to promote growth in the remaining two. The two clones were also modified on the genetic level, with one clone expressing Big Boss's dominant genetic traits, and the other, his recessive traits. Nine months later, the twins were born and would later receive the codenames of Solid Snake and Liquid Snake. A third clone was also later created who inherited an identical genetic code to Big Boss. Liquid was later led to believe that he was the result of Big Boss's "inferior" recessive traits.

Liquid Snake was raised in the UK shortly after birth. His real name was also heavily classified to the extent that even someone among the highest levels of the military chain of command was forbidden to know it. In 1974, Cipher decided to use the two sons as an insurance policy against Big Boss, should he continue to oppose the organization.

Liquid became the youngest person to serve in the Special Air Service, at the age of 18, having excelled in parachuting, rappelling, scuba-diving, free climbing, as well as the use of military small arms and combat vehicles/submersibles. During the Gulf War in Iraq, he was assigned to an SAS unit to track down and destroy mobile Scud missiles. In truth, he infiltrated the Middle East as a sleeper agent for the British Secret Intelligence Service, but he was taken prisoner by the Iraqis and went missing. Because of his status as a prisoner of war in Iraq, he also never got a chance to enter Century House. In 1994, he was rescued by the U.S. Government.

After Solid Snake "killed" Big Boss in Outer Heaven and Zanzibar Land, Liquid's hatred for Snake grew even more, since he had been denied the chance to exact his own revenge, due to his belief that Big Boss had undergone the Les Enfants Terribles project willingly, and "chose" Liquid to be the "inferior" clone.After Snake and Roy Campbell had already retired, Liquid joined FOXHOUND in in the year 2000. After Liquid joined, he became FOXHOUND's field commander, reinstated the old codename system, with the addition of personal identifiers, and reorganized the unit to be as small as possible so as to allow it to be an elite unit.

The Shadow Moses Incident.

In 2005, FOXHOUND subordinate Revolver Ocelot convinced Liquid Snake to launch an insurrection against the U.S. Government, during a weapons testing exercise on Shadow Moses Island. Along with the other members of FOXHOUND and the Next-Generation Special Forces, they seized control of the island's nuclear weapons disposal site and Metal Gear REX. Calling themselves the Sons of Big Boss, the group took DARPA Chief Donald Anderson and ArmsTech President Kenneth Baker as hostages, and threatened the White House with a nuclear strike unless Liquid's demand was met: the body of Big Boss. The incident was deliberately brought about to coincide with the signing of the START III Accord between the U.S. and Russia: exposing REX's existence would put the signing of the treaty in jeopardy, erode confidence in America’s commitment to non-proliferation, and create international turmoil.

After Anderson died during Ocelot's interrogation, Liquid arrived at a setback, having failed to learn the DARPA Chief's activation code for REX. Unable to back up his threat of a nuclear strike, Psycho Mantis suggested to Liquid that Decoy Octopus disguise himself as an imprisoned Anderson, to await rescue from U.S. forces. Liquid anticipated that his clone brother Solid Snake would be sent in to eliminate the terrorist threat, and intended to trick him into activating REX for them, as a backup plan. Liquid also arranged for McDonnell Benedict Miller to be murdered at his home so that he could assume the role of Snake's former mentor and influence his actions via Codec, after tricking Colonel Campbell into allowing him onto the mission support staff.

Alerting the Genome Soldiers of Solid Snake's imminent arrival on the island, Liquid headed out to intercept two F-16s that had been launched by the Pentagon as a diversion. Using a Hind D gunship, provided to him by Sergei Gurlukovich, Liquid successfully shot down the two fighters with his uncanny piloting skills. He then issued a threat to the U.S. Government, warning that he would launch the nuke should they attempt a similar assault. While impersonating McDonell Miller, Liquid then made contact with Snake and offered his support to the unassuming operative. However, Liquid's plans were further complicated when Decoy Octopus unexpectedly died from unknown causes, after coming into contact with Snake. When Baker died under similar circumstances, Liquid set out to discover the cause of the mysterious deaths. Nevertheless, he ordered Ocelot and Vulcan Raven not to kill him, wishing to further see what Snake was capable of. During this time, Liquid secretly observed directly Solid Snake's actions and reactions to killing his comrades.

When Solid Snake was later captured by Sniper Wolf, Liquid intended to obtain a DNA sample from him, in order to learn more of the Genome Soldiers' various mutations. After Snake awoke from unconsciousness, Liquid introduced himself to his brother, meeting him face-to-face for the first time. He then gave the order to continue REX's launch preparations as planned, due to U.S. government's lack of response to his demands. He suspected that they must have an ace up their sleeve, and that there was may be a spy among his ranks, questioning the motives of the mysterious Cyborg Ninja that had managed to kill twelve of his men. He left Ocelot to interrogate Snake, but warned him not to make the same mistake as he did with the DARPA Chief.

After Snake managed to escape from the medical facility, Liquid attacked him with the Hind D as he attempted to cross over the communications towers. The Russian gunship menaced Snake several times before a final showdown on the roof of one tower. Following an intense battle, the Hind eventually went down in flames due to stinger missiles fired by Snake, though Liquid was able to survive. Continuing his Master Miller impersonation, he then tricked Snake into focusing on his mission support adviser Naomi Hunter as an enemy spy. Utilizing the distraction, Liquid ultimately deceived Snake into activating Metal Gear REX with the ArmsTech President's PAL key, since he had been unable to do so without it.

Through information supplied by a spy in the Pentagon, Liquid learned that Decoy Octopus's and President Baker's deaths had been caused by FOXDIE; a DIA assassination virus with which Solid Snake had secretly been infected. He then added a FOXDIE vaccine to FOXHOUND's demands, along with one billion dollars to help correct the Genome Soldiers' mutations, using information gathered from Big Boss's DNA. Deciding to play the superpowers against one another, rather than take them head on, Liquid disregarded Ocelot’s suggestion of Chernoton, Russia, as a target, and instead chose Lop Nor, China, which was the location of a nuclear test site. Since firing a nuke at a major population centre would make future negotiations impossible, an attack on a nuclear test site could still be concealed from the public. The U.S. would be forced to confess some of its state secrets to prevent a retaliatory strike from China, after which Liquid could sell the nuclear weapon system to the highest bidder. Not only that, but with Metal Gear REX in his possession, Liquid planned to join forces with Colonel Gurlukovich's forces, and turn Shadow Moses into a new "Outer Heaven". With these vast resources at his command, Liquid would drag the world into a Third World War, fulfilling Big Boss's dream of a world which always had a place for soldiers. Liquid, resuming his Miller disguise, also advised Snake to change the PAL key, although by the time Snake managed to change it to the red PAL key, he almost blew his cover in excitement that Snake was getting close to activating REX, although he summarily covered it up by claiming that he's just excited that Snake's about to succeed in the mission.

After Solid Snake unwittingly activated Metal Gear REX, Liquid revealed his deception as Master Miller to Snake and locked him within the launch control room. Having no more use for Snake, he released nerve gas into the room, though Snake managed to escape with Otacon's help. Eventually cornered by Snake, Liquid revealed the existence of FOXDIE to him, and that the Pentagon wished to recover REX and the Genome Soldiers' remains without damage. Expressing his hatred for Big Boss, Liquid told Snake that he intended to destroy their father by surpassing him, and escaped into REX's cockpit to engage Snake in battle. However, Gray Fox interrupted the battle, saving Snake from being crushed by Liquid. Snake and Fox then escaped to cover and conversed while Liquid was firing everywhere, looking for the two. He finally found them and open fired, focusing on Gray Fox first. Fox managed to attack REX with his armament, but Liquid managed to shoot him once, and slice his left arm off with the laser on REX. Pinning Fox down, he mocked the two, asking Snake if he was going to help him out at all, but Fox then destroyed the radome, exposing Liquid. Liquid, although impressed at Gray Fox's destruction of the radome, nonetheless killed Fox shortly thereafter by stomping on him with REX. He and Snake then went at it again. After Snake managed to score a few hits in the cockpit, REX was rendered inoperable, but the explosion knocked him out.

Having survived the explosion, Liquid dragged Snake to the top of REX's remains, and directly threatened the Pentagon via Snake's Codec implant. As Snake regained consciousness, Liquid told him that he wouldn't be killed so long as Snake lived, and even with the destruction of REX, his fight was not over yet. He explained to Snake that his ultimate goal was to give soldiers a purpose again, especially since soldiers continued to be abused by hypocritical politicians and political gambits. He also deduced that Snake, despite his protestations, enjoyed the thrill of battle and would welcome the prospect of a war-torn world, which he intended to create. Liquid then revealed to Snake the history of their own creation, as well as that of the Genome Soldiers, and the reason why they needed Big Boss's remains. He then revealed that while Snake was still unconscious, he had placed a prone Meryl Silverburgh on top of REX as well as wiring her to a timed explosive. With a bombing raid on the facility, ordered by the U.S Secretary of Defence, due to commence shortly, Liquid and Snake battled barehanded atop REX's ruins. Snake eventually managed to throw Liquid off to the ground far below.

Though it seemed that Snake was victorious, Liquid survived the fall from REX. A car chase ensued as Liquid raced after Snake and Meryl by jeep as they were trying to escape from the impending nuclear strike via a supply tunnel. Using a FAMAS rifle to attack, Liquid was kept at bay by Snake's machine gun fire, until both jeeps crashed at the tunnel entrance, just outside the facility. Just as he was about to kill Snake and Meryl as they were both trapped underneath their vehicle, Liquid suddenly lurched backwards and collapsed to the ground, succumbing to the FOXDIE virus.


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