Code Talker helps create the U.S. military code talkers' cipher book.
Approx. 1946 - 02/2005
The second-in-command of the Militaires Sans Frontières and Diamond Dogs, and the survival trainer of FOXHOUND.
Elisa and Ursula
Approx. 1950 - Approx. 1977
A young girl who possessed powerful ESP and psychic abilities. Ursula was her alternate personality.
Green Berets formed
McDonell Benedict Miller
Approx. 1953 - 02/2005
A mercenary and former agent of U.S. Special Forces Unit FOXHOUND.
The Congo Crisis
06/30/1960 - 1/25/1965
1964 - 1970
Code Taker begins his research of The End's remains.
Operation Snake Eater
08/30/1964 - 09/02/1964
The comatose Volgin is transported to a research facility on the outskirts of Moscow
China conducts its first hydrogen bomb
EVA disappears, last seen in Hanoi.
The U.S. Department of Defense successfully sends is first message using ARPANET
10/29/1969 10:30 pm
Intercontinental Ballistic Metal Gear
A mobile nuclear missile platform created by the CIA during the Cold War, preceded by the test model Metal Gear RAXA.
1970 - 2014
A secret organization that, by the early 1990s, controlled the United States of America.
Metal Gear RAXA
A prototype of the Intercontinental Ballistic Metal Gear intended for performance evaluation.
The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) enters into force.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo changes its name to Zaire
Les Enfants Terribles
1971 - 1976
A United States Government project which aimed to produce clones of renowned soldier Big Boss.
Big Boss parts ways with Zero
"Les Enfants Terribles"
1972 - 1976
Militaires San Frontieres
Approx. 1972 - 03/16/1975
A private military company in the early 1970s founded and led by Big Boss.
1972 - 04/30/2009
The 43rd President of the United States, and a product of the Les Enfants Terribles project, making him the third "Son of Big Boss."
1972 - 02/2005
The former squad commander of High-Tech Special Forces Unit FOXHOUND, and the twin brother of Solid Snake.
Code Talker discovers a strain of archaea that metabolizes uranium
The U.S. and the Soviet Union agree on a general framework for the second round of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT II).
Metal Gear ZEKE
A nuclear-armed bipedal tank created by the Militaires Sans Frontières, using technology developed by Cipher.
India conducts an atomic bomb test.
MSF meeting with U.N. University for Peace
Skull Face Interrogates Chico
Ho Chi Minh Campaign launch by North Vietnam
The Ho Chi Minh Campaign leads to the Fall of Saigon and Vietnam's reunification
The Soyuz and Apollo spacecraft dock in orbit
The first U.S.-Soviet peaceful space test is a success.
Nuclear test site discovered beneath the Kalahari Desert
An underground nuclear test site is discovered beneath the Kalahari Desert. Bowing to international pressure, the South African government abandons the site.
Dr. Naomi Hunter
Approx. 1977 - 2014
The chief of FOXHOUND's medical staff prior to the Shadow Moses Incident.
Nicaraguan Revolution comes to fruition
President Somoza defects following the FSLN uprising.
Iran hostage crisis
11/04/1979 - 01/20/1981
The Iranian Revolution leads to the Iran Hostage Crisis.
The Soviet Union invades Afghanistan
Bringing an end to detente
1980 - Present
09/22/1980 - 08/20/1988
Fearing the ripple effects of the Iranian Revolution, the U.S. and U.S.S.R. support Iraq.
Israeli bombers strike nuclear reactor under construction in Iraq.
Approx. 1983 - Present
A Liberian-American mercenary and former special forces soldier.
A suicide bomber attacks the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon
The U.S. military invades Grenada
08/02/1990 - 02/28/1991
A war waged by coalition forces from 34 nations led by the United States against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion and annexation of Kuwait.
TX-55 Metal Gear
The first documented bipedal tank designed at Outer Heaven by the Eastern scientist Drago Pettrovich Madnar.
Outer Heaven Uprising
Metal Gear D
A nuclear-armed bipedal tank, redesigned from the original TX-55 Metal Gear prototype.
2002 - 2008
a black site for housing "enemy combatants," at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay.
Metal Gear REX
A Metal Gear prototype that was jointly developed by DARPA and ArmsTech for the United States Army.
Shadow Moses Incident
An armed revolt against the United States, initiated by FOXHOUND and the Next-Generation Special Forces on Shadow Moses Island, Alaska.
Manhattan Tanker Incident
The armed takeover and subsequent sinking of the tanker USS Discovery.
Big Shell Incident
04/29/2009 - 04/30/2009
A terrorist group calling themselves the Sons of Liberty seized control of the Big Shell during a routine inspection tour.
Drago Pettrovich Madnar
Approx. 1930 - Approx. Present
Russian robotics engineer responsible for the creation of the TX-55 Metal Gear prototype and its successor, Metal Gear D.
Punished "Venom" Snake
1932 - 1995
A mercenary commander, who led Diamond Dogs and Outer Heaven as Big Boss.
Approx. 1935 - 2014
Dubbed "the Greatest Warrior of The Twentieth Century", Big Boss is a soldier who achieved legendary status during the Cold War and later went on to establish the elite U.S. black ops unit FOXHOUND and the military states of Outer Heaven and Zanzibar Land.
Approx. 1950 - 02/28/2005
A super-soldier, is known for his obsession with battle and for being the only one to earn the highest rank in FOXHOUND (Fox). "A cornered fox is more dangerous than a jackal!" -- Gray Fox
Approx. 1970 - Approx. Present
Member of the Resistance movement at Outer Heaven
Approx. 1970 - Approx. Present
Was a member of the Resistance movement in Outer Heaven, South Africa
Approx. 1970 - 12/24/1999
The former leader of the Resistance movement in Outer Heaven. He later operated as the mercenary "Black Ninja" in Zanzibar Land.
Approx. 1972 - Present
An expert in infiltration and espionage, Snake has completed countless missions and is repeatedly tasked with disarming the latest incarnation of Metal Gear.
Approx. 1980 - Approx. Present
Kidnapped by the mercenary force of Outer Heaven while she and her father, Dr. Drago Madnar, attempted to seed asylum in the United States.
Approx. 11/1970 - Approx. 2005
Specialized in covert, solo infiltration, to cope with local revolutions, regional complications, and global terrorist activities in "unauthorized" combat zones too politically-sensitive to intervene through conventional means.