Punished "Venom" Snake, also known as Big Boss, and formerly known as Ahab, V, Big Boss's phantom, or simply Snake, was a mercenary commander, formerly a combat medic for Militaires Sans Frontières (MSF), who led Diamond Dogs and Outer Heaven as one of Big Boss' most trusted lieutenants. He served as Big Boss' doppleganger from 1984 to 1995, when he was killed by Solid Snake during the Outer Heaven Uprising.
Powers and Stats
Tier: 8-C physically, 8-B with weapons
Name: Punished "Venom" Snake, Big Boss, Ahab, Big Boss's phantom.
Origin: Metal Gear
Age: 60 at Death
Classification: Combat medic, mercenary commander
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Master Marksman and Hand-to-Hand Combatant. Expert in stealth, infiltration, and espionage, as well as demolition A charismatic and natural-born leader, creation of wormholes to extract various people, animals, and objects to Mother Base.
Lifting Strength: Superhuman, possibly up to Class M (is physically nearly identical to Big Boss, even fooling those closest to him, such as Kazuhira Miller)
Striking Strength: Building Class+
Durability: Building level+ (Comparable to Big Boss)
Standard Equipment: Analyzer, Antidote, Anti-Personal Sensor, Bandages, Binoculars, Body Armor, Camera, Cardboard Boxes, Venom Cigar (Possibly Pot), Fulton surface-to-air recovery system, Handkerchief, Life Medicine, Magazine, Motion Detector, Night Vision Goggles, Revival Pill, Sneaking Suit, Stealth Camouflage, Thermal Goggles and a variety of weapons (Source)
Intelligence: A highly skilled and experienced combatant having been trained extensively by Big Boss himself.
Weaknesses: Not very smart academically speaking. He also tends to underestimate certain individuals, which caused his death at the hands of Solid Snake.
- CQC: Unique and highly efficient martial arts allowing a soldier a variety of options while not denying them the use of weapons. It generally has the user taking a stance with knife and a handgun thus he/she could grab/throw opponents in melee, threaten/execute people with the sharp blade or shoot down opponents who're otherwise outside the user's range. CQC mostly focuses on grabs, throws and other methods to disarm the target, allowing one to take down enemies without killing them or use them like a human shield. A skilled practitioner can even "chain" throws, allowing to rapidly neutralize an entire group of soldiers. Big Boss was one of the creators of the technique and developed it while training with the Boss. He didn't use it for several years following his time in the Green Berets but eventually became skilled enough to defeat the Boss in hand-to-hand combat. Big Boss then went on to instruct Venom Snake in CQC personally, who became highly proficient in the fighting style.
- Weapons: Venom has used a huge range of weapons including, but not limited to: combat knives, pistols, shotguns, SMGs, assault rifles, sniper rifles, grenades, mines, plastic explosives, rocket launchers and anti-aircraft cannons.