Who is the main character of the Metal Gear Solid series?

#1 Posted by Hizang (8534 posts) -


#2 Posted by TheKramer89 (422 posts) -

solid

#3 Posted by Jack268 (3387 posts) -

The games are named after Solid Snake so I'd go for that. Kind of funny though because he's been the MC of less games since they added the "Solid" to the title.

#4 Posted by ssj4raditz (1125 posts) -

SNAAAAAAAAAAAKE!

#5 Posted by nohthink (1222 posts) -

Metal Gear

#6 Posted by msavo (7522 posts) -

While I like Big Boss more Solid Snake is the main character.

#7 Posted by Liquidus (939 posts) -

@Jack268 said:

The games are named after Solid Snake so I'd go for that. Kind of funny though because he's been the MC of less games since they added the "Solid" to the title.

The games aren't named after "Solid" Snake, the Solid refers to the series using 3D geometry, "solid" environments.

#8 Posted by EpicBenjamin (622 posts) -

Biggie Boss.

#9 Posted by BulletproofMonk (2712 posts) -

Solid Snake.

#10 Posted by thechronodarkness (294 posts) -

If you know anything about the series....

It started with solid snake. Metal gear- Metal Gear 2- Solid snake, Metal gear solid 1-4. Plus the spin offs like the gbc game, and the 2 psp games.

Big boss is a good character, but even with all the games hes in, the only ones that explore the actual character are 3 and 4. Turns heel in the first game, and is barely in the sequel, metal gear 2. Sure hes the star in peace walker, but they don't really talk about....himself much at all. Seems like every game with solid snake has some major character development. Metal gear 2 was absolutely huge, and even bigger in metal gear solid. Turns into a badass in mgs2, and into a tragedy in metal gear solid 4. Which that tragedy is what makes the series. From metal gear, to metal gear solid 4. There is always some big tragedy with the character, that we don't really see with big boss but a handful of times.

In short? Definately solid snake, unless a few more big boss games come out and actually explore the character a bit more. Peace walkers a great game, but not a great story. Portable ops tried to do it....but couldn't quite hit the mark.

#11 Posted by N7 (3570 posts) -

Well The Boss is the central character. Without the misinterpretation of her ideals, Big Boss would have never spiraled out of face with the government. And Zero would have never tried to "get back" at Big Boss by cloning him. Without The Boss, Big Boss would never have become the worlds greatest mercenary, and never would have had any offspring.
 
Therefore, Big Boss. He carries the most weight within the series. Whereas Solid Snake has always been a follower, Big Boss is a leader.
 
"Son, or should I call you... Brother?" *EPIC BROHUG*

#12 Posted by ShaggE (5987 posts) -

The cardboard box. That's what Metal Gear is all about: A down-on-its-luck box getting the chance to prove to the world that there's more to life than being full of objects. People get too hung up on that guy that helps the box get from place to place.

#13 Posted by DeF (4692 posts) -

david hayter's voice.

#14 Posted by DonChipotle (2657 posts) -

Nanomachines are the true star.

#15 Posted by pw2566ch (480 posts) -

@Liquidus said:

@Jack268 said:

The games are named after Solid Snake so I'd go for that. Kind of funny though because he's been the MC of less games since they added the "Solid" to the title.

The games aren't named after "Solid" Snake, the Solid refers to the series using 3D geometry, "solid" environments.

I thought the games were named after Solid Snakes fight with all Metal Gears. Especially since he wasn't introduced till the first Metal Gear Solid.

#16 Posted by Liquidus (939 posts) -

@pw2566ch said:

@Liquidus said:

@Jack268 said:

The games are named after Solid Snake so I'd go for that. Kind of funny though because he's been the MC of less games since they added the "Solid" to the title.

The games aren't named after "Solid" Snake, the Solid refers to the series using 3D geometry, "solid" environments.

I thought the games were named after Solid Snakes fight with all Metal Gears. Especially since he wasn't introduced till the first Metal Gear Solid.

Solid Snake was the main character in Metal Gear 1 and 2 on the MSX.

#17 Posted by Hizang (8534 posts) -

@Liquidus: @thechronodarkness: The Metal Gear games are not a part of the Metal Gear Solid series.

#18 Posted by Aetheldod (3343 posts) -

@msavo said:

While I like Big Boss more Solid Snake is the main character.
#19 Edited by WilltheMagicAsian (1543 posts) -

Well Solid Snake was the main character in MGS1, a third of MGS2, non-existent in MGS3 and Peace Walker and was the main character in MGS4. The only common denominator in all of them is...

@DeF said:

david hayter's voice.

#20 Posted by rentfn (1267 posts) -

Metal Gear??

#21 Posted by Liquidus (939 posts) -

@Hizang said:

@Liquidus: @thechronodarkness: The Metal Gear games are not a part of the Metal Gear Solid series.

How so? The stories of MG1 and MG2 are referenced and part of the canon in the later MGS games. Just because it they don't have Solid in the title as well, doesn't make them separate. Besides, what does this have to do with who is the main character?

#22 Posted by Redbullet685 (5980 posts) -

Snake.

#23 Posted by Jaytow (673 posts) -

No doubt, Snake.

#24 Posted by FateOfNever (1758 posts) -

@Liquidus said:

@Hizang said:

@Liquidus: @thechronodarkness: The Metal Gear games are not a part of the Metal Gear Solid series.

How so? The stories of MG1 and MG2 are referenced and part of the canon in the later MGS games. Just because it they don't have Solid in the title as well, doesn't make them separate. Besides, what does this have to do with who is the main character?

That doesn't make those games specifically part of the series, however.

Take, for example, Megaman. This is the most direct series to compare this situation to. Megaman has multiple series - Megaman, Megaman X, Megaman Zero, Megaman ZX, Megaman Battle-Network, Megaman Legends. However, would you say that Megaman and Megaman Zero are part of the same specific series? Megaman X directly references parts of story from the original Megaman series, and Zero references the X series, therefore, are Megaman and Megaman Zero part of the same specific series? They loosely have some of the main characters, they take place in the same universe, but they're still fundamentally all different series of games within the same universe. I mean, if I asked who is the main character of Megaman X, would you say "Megaman. Because he was in Megaman 1-10 which is more games than any other character has been a main character from X-X6."?

#25 Posted by Hizang (8534 posts) -

@Liquidus: The Metal Gear games are apart of there own series, its why MGS1 is not MGS3. I asked who is the main character of the Metal Gear Solid Franchise, these games are MGS1, MGS2, MGS3, MGS4, MGSPO, MGSPW.

That is what it has to do with the question I asked.

#26 Posted by Liquidus (939 posts) -

@Hizang said:

@Liquidus: The Metal Gear games are apart of there own series, its why MGS1 is not MGS3. I asked who is the main character of the Metal Gear Solid Franchise, these games are MGS1, MGS2, MGS3, MGS4, MGSPO, MGSPW.

That is what it has to do with the question I asked.

They're not but sure, you can pretend they are if you're feel that way. Regardless, Solid Snake is the main character of the series as a whole.

#27 Posted by JustKamToo (624 posts) -

The cutscenes

#28 Posted by laserbolts (5309 posts) -

Solid Snake I guess. Even though he was only the main character in 2 of the 6 games.

#29 Edited by Dixego (357 posts) -

I'm going for Ocelot.

He appears in:

Metal Gear Solid

Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

So, yeah.

Edit: I haven't played any of the portable games, so I can't say if he appears in any of those.

Edit2: I originally wrote "I'm going for Liquid"; It's correct now.

#30 Posted by aceofspudz (877 posts) -

Hideo Kojima

#31 Posted by TobbRobb (4408 posts) -

Ocelot is the main character.

I thought this was well known.

#32 Posted by mordukai (7092 posts) -

Big Boss.

#33 Posted by Ramone (2931 posts) -

The DARPA chief

#34 Posted by OmegaPirate (5518 posts) -

@rentfn said:

Metal Gear??

IT CANT BE?!?!?

#35 Posted by MaddogExplosive (16 posts) -

Yep, this:

@DeF said:

david hayter's voice.

#36 Posted by DocHaus (1286 posts) -

David Hayter's voice and nanomachines. Together.

#37 Posted by SpaceRunaway (809 posts) -

Snake is the main character.  Doesn't matter which one.

#38 Posted by BoG (5178 posts) -

I'm going to go with Ocelot.

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#39 Posted by pw2566ch (480 posts) -

@Liquidus said:

@pw2566ch said:

@Liquidus said:

@Jack268 said:

The games are named after Solid Snake so I'd go for that. Kind of funny though because he's been the MC of less games since they added the "Solid" to the title.

The games aren't named after "Solid" Snake, the Solid refers to the series using 3D geometry, "solid" environments.

I thought the games were named after Solid Snakes fight with all Metal Gears. Especially since he wasn't introduced till the first Metal Gear Solid.

Solid Snake was the main character in Metal Gear 1 and 2 on the MSX.

Ok. Then I totally have my characters mixed up. Because I thought the Big Boss version of Snake was in Metal Gear 1 & 2. Maybe I should play those games before I speak up.

#40 Posted by Slag (3350 posts) -

I think it's actually a tribute to writing of the Metal Gear series, that this is even a question for some people.

my vote is for Solid if I'm forced to choose, but I'm not sure it really matters. The story itself is the main star in my opinion

I wish more franchises had the depth of story/universe like Metal Gear has.

#41 Posted by Theworldbreaker (173 posts) -

Otacon, DUH

but in all seriousnes, Solid Snake

#42 Posted by Tophat666 (229 posts) -

@BoG said:

I'm going to go with Ocelot.

#43 Posted by Dany (7886 posts) -

The guy on the cover.

#44 Posted by ShadowConqueror (2994 posts) -

Otacon.

#45 Posted by FLStyle (4396 posts) -

Ocelot for me, he has the most impact across the most games.

#46 Posted by supermonkey122 (782 posts) -

Snake

#47 Posted by WoodenPlatypus (1365 posts) -

Jumping in with the typical answer. It's obviously Metal Gear.

Just like that guy called Halo in the Spartan suit on those Halo games.

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