Metal Gear


Yevgeny Borisovitch Volgin

Approx. 1905 - 1984

The Boss

1922 - 09/02/2964

died Tselinyarsk, USSR


05/15/1936 - 2014

Code Talker helps create the U.S. military code talkers' cipher book.


McDonell Miller

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


Former members:
Big Boss
Roy Campbell
McDonell Benedict Miller
Solid Snake

Gray Fox

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

Code Taker begins his research of The End's remains.



1964 - 1970

Virtuous Mission


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

Metal Gear RAXA


A prototype of the Intercontinental Ballistic Metal Gear intended for performance evaluation.

The Patriots

1970 - 2014

A secret organization that, by the early 1990s, controlled the United States of America.

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.

The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) enters into force.


Les Enfants Terribles

1971 - 1976

A United States Government project which aimed to produce clones of renowned soldier Big Boss.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo changes its name to Zaire


Liquid Snake

1972 - 02/2005

The former squad commander of High-Tech Special Forces Unit FOXHOUND, and the twin brother of Solid Snake.

Solidus Snake

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."

Militaires San Frontieres

Approx. 1972 - 03/16/1975

A private military company in the early 1970s founded and led by Big Boss.

Big Boss parts ways with Zero


"Les Enfants Terribles"

1972 - 1976

Code Talker discovers a strain of archaea that metabolizes uranium


Metal Gear ZEKE


A nuclear-armed bipedal tank created by the Militaires Sans Frontières, using technology developed by Cipher.

The U.S. and the Soviet Union agree on a general framework for the second round of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT II).


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.

Dr. Naomi Hunter

Approx. 1977 - 2014

The chief of FOXHOUND's medical staff prior to the Shadow Moses Incident.

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.

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

Iran-Iraq War

09/22/1980 - 08/20/1988

Fearing the ripple effects of the Iranian Revolution, the U.S. and U.S.S.R. support Iraq.

Operation Opera


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


Gulf War

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.

Outer Heaven Uprising


TX-55 Metal Gear


The first documented bipedal tank designed at Outer Heaven by the Eastern scientist Drago Pettrovich Madnar.

Metal Gear D


A nuclear-armed bipedal tank, redesigned from the original TX-55 Metal Gear prototype.

Camp X-Ray

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.

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.

Gray Fox

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

Kyle Schneider

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. 1970 - Approx. Present

Was a member of the Resistance movement in Outer Heaven, South Africa


Approx. 1970 - Approx. Present

Member of the Resistance movement at Outer Heaven

Solid Snake

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.

Ellen Madnar

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.

Outer Heaven Resistance