The Phantom Pain also shows that his low-polygon model from Metal Gear Solid can be an alternate outfit for Venom Snake after transferring the save data from Ground Zeroes. [103] Moreover, since it had been announced it would be his last appearance, IGN and GamesRadar wondered whether the character would die during the game and if Raiden would replace him following his death. 0. Additionally, the "Solid" part of his code-name was given to give the opposite impression of a soft image. [47][48] He also appears in Project Itoh's novelization from Metal Gear Solid 4 where his actions are told from Hal Emmerich's point of view.[49]. We The Players Winners - November/December. Snake is back in Hideo Kojima's newest epic. Liquid Snake. [67] Snake was written to act as father figure not only to protect those he cares but also leave a message for the future generation despite his imminent death. He is first introduced in the original Metal Gear as the commanding officer of the protagonist, Solid Snake, only to be revealed as the leader of the enemy forces, and thus the main antagonist of the game. <