Solid Snake is was a former spy, special operations soldier, and mercenary. He was a product of the Les Enfants Terribles project; one of the clones of legendary soldier Big Boss, along with his clone brothers Liquid Snake and Solidus Snake.
Possessing an IQ of 180 and being fluent in six languages, he was known as "the man who makes the impossible possible" and his exploits made him into a living legend among the military black ops. Initially a Green Beret, Snake was later inducted into High-Tech Special Forces Unit FOXHOUND in the mid 1990s while it was under the leadership of Big Boss. Repeatedly tasked with disarming and destroying the latest incarnation of Metal Gear, a bipedal nuclear weapon-armed tank, Solid Snake would thrice avert potential nuclear catastrophe, becoming a famed war hero.
Super Smash Bros.
Snake makes his debut in the Super Smash Bros. series as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, announced via a surprise teaser shown after the first trailer for the game. Snake's appearance in the Smash series was unusual; prior to the announcement, no third-party characters had ever appeared in a Smash game. Kojima asked Sakurai himself to add Snake; as the two were personal friends, Snake was added to the expanding roster of characters. His appearance is based on his design from Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty.
Snake returns as an unlockable playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate after a decade-long absence.
- Snake and Sonic the Hedgehog are the first playable third-party characters in the Super Smash Bros. series.
- Snake is the only third-party character to have been removed from an installment.
- Snake is the first character in the Super Smash Bros. series to be from a Rated 17+ (Mature) game. The second is Bayonetta.
- Snake is the only character who's logo changes since his last game. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, his logo was the FOX logo. In Ultimate, his logo is now the exclamation point symbol that is shown whenever Snake is spotted by someone. This was done because the FOX logo was also the logo for Kojima Productions and that company no longer works for Konami.