Best Metal Gear Solid Characters

Since MGS 4 is coming soon, I thought let´s make a Metal Gear list. Well this is a list of the characters of all the MGS. Who´s the best character of em all.

The Top Ten

1 Big Boss

Got to give it to Big Boss, he's definitely the best. There's quite a few things that make him better than Solid Snake. For one he's a leader, Snake is a follower/mercenary, although he does later fight for a cause he believes in. Big Boss invented CQC, alongside the Boss, and he used it better than Snake ever could. Big Boss was much better at being stealthy, I mean Snake can see what everyone else sees, but he's still gotten found before. Big Boss had a much more sad and personnel story, and it really makes you feel. Overall I'd say he's much better than Snake, in fact, Snake isn't even my number 2 - CoyRex1

I like big boss better because he just is and I like him better because think he is tougher than solid snake. He is better than snake in battle and I think his adventures are cooler. Oh and 1 more thing if big boss wasn't here there would not be a solid snake.

We suffered more than snake.. His life has been a constant struggle and yet through that he became the greatest warrior in the 20th century... Solid snake is amazing buy Big Boss is a legend

Big boss is a good character. And his fighting skills are great. Big boss has been through loads but look he made his own clone so he could go into hiding. Solid snake never did that and he wouldn't. Overall big boss should be second. But he has a really good story line

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2 Solid Snake Solid Snake Solid Snake is a fictional character and one of the main protagonists of the video game series Metal Gear by Hideo Kojima. He is a legendary soldier cloned from Big Boss's DNA, who is sent to infiltrate and investigate the titular weapons in an effort to stop a potential war.

Big boss needs an army at his back at all times and constantly goes into comas. Sure, he's pulled off some great feats, but snake is simply better.

Snake took down the extremely advanced B/B corps as a diseased 80 year old man. He also single handedly stopped the Shadow Moses indecent. Not to mention HE DEFEATED BIG BOSS MULTIPLE TIMES. Also, snake defeated Liquid, his brother, in battle, despite the fact that Liquid had an army and all the superior genes.

Snake may have started out as a clone of big boss, but through his heroic escapades, he surpassed big boss in every way.

he is the only man that could face metal gears and win, he took out a tank with grenades, a total legend

Solid Snake = the greatest soldier who ever lived

Solid snake is the best. For one he's thought harder bosses. Big boss jas been through hell but so has solid snake. Solid snake has beaten big boss and his phantom venom snake which is a good victory. Snake beat his brother who had a full army. Come on snake took out a tank with grenades he's taken out so many metal gears. It tells you that solid is the best by far.

Solid snake is far better than big boss. big boss is a good character. but solid is just amazing. plus the reasons I like snake better is because he doesn't need an army to help him. he does it all himself. he's also beaten harder people than big boss ever did. not to mention the fact snake has beaten big boss multiple times and in my opinion is a better fighter with weapons or without. solid snake saved the world didn't really see big boss do that much. solid snake is bad ass

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3 Revolver Ocelot

Possibly the best recognized villain in gaming, never mind this entire series.

annoying in the first game but great in the third.

How could I not choose this? - RevolverOcelot

Ocelot has the deepest/saddest story but is also the funniest character. truly the son of the joy and sorrow.

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4 The Boss

The Boss is/was the most legendary war hero and she truly expressed her beliefs when she died for a country she didn't completely trust. But that was the order; that was her mission. Big Boss would be nothing without The Boss, and Solid and Liquid would be nothing without either of them. It's also pretty cool that her dad was a founding member of the patriots. War hero, honor, sacrifice, love. Is that about enough?

Aside from Big Boss himself, The Boss has the best characterization in the entire franchise and the biggest influence on the 20th century. Her charismatic demeanor inspired loyalty to everyone that would listen to her, and her morals created a fervor so powerful, its misrepresentation (The Patriots) almost ruined the world.

5 Raiden Raiden Raiden (Formerly Jack) is a fictional character and a prominent protagonist in the Metal Gear series by Hideo Kojima, being the main hero of Metal Gear Solid II (as a Foxhound soldier) and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (As a modified cyborg).

On par with Snake, one of the most badass characters in all of gaming

New game on the way. Could beat Revolver any day.

Raiden went from looking like a girl to looking like a guy you don't wanna screw with

He can cut through anything so does anything more need to be said

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6 Liquid Snake

The evil twin of Solid Snake, even feared by the patriots.

Best Villian of the series. Hated to see him bite the dust and then fuse with Ocelot

8 Otacon

Where would snake be without Otacon reminding him what to do?

He is the best comic relief character ever.

Incredible companion and loyal friend

9 Steven Armstrong

He is the most funniest, badass yet surprising complex villain in the whole franchise. - KingDJ

10 Kazuhira Miller

I hate kaz, he's such a jerk in MGS5, he tortures people just because he doesn't like them or because he personally doesn't trust them, yet everyone else does. He is useless at doing anything and he seems to constantly question big boss' descisions. He just made me want to CQC him into a coma.

Kaz is awesome. In PW he was cool and in PP he became an ass, but in a really badass way. SPOILER FOR MGS1 Sadly he dies off-screen sometime before Shadow Moses instead of the battlefield

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The Contenders

11 Volgin

The most evil character in the series, he was very entertaining in my opinion

Best villain in the series, very entertaining and evil

12 Grey Fox

HE was a great antihero, one minute he's trying to kill snake then he's saving him. Also his suit is way cooler than raiden's.

"... but at least I always fought for what I believed in".

No matter how many times metal gear recreates his ninja suit no one ever matches gray fox and pure badassery

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13 Solidus Snake

He shared a lot of similarities with Big Boss and he fought and died for what he believed in.

Wished he would have had more screen time

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15 Paz
16 Venom Snake

He is also Big Boss. Venom Snake is pretty much an avatar player character. Through him you became our own Big Boss and forged your own legend.

Vote him because his good guy, his truly care about his soldiers, his one of the kind, his not suppose to be die as a (villain )...

"I am Big Boss, and you are too; no he's the two of us"

Venom snake made Big Boss the legend he is. In fact, he may even be a better soldier than big boss ever was.

If anything, Venom and Big Boss should be numerically near each other.

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17 Sunny Emmerich
18 The End

the end was a legendary sniper. I agree he should be on the list because it can be the longest boss battle ever. and you also have to find him in a big forest called sokrovenno forest. the end is awesome

The end is the best part of the game in Snake Eater.. the most intense sniper showdown... - lukesternoot

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19 The Sorrow
20 Sniper Wolf
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