Metal Gear Solid 5’s Mystery Continues: The Medic Shares The Same Scars As Big Boss

Who is the medic after all?

Posted By | On 09th, Jan. 2015 Under News, Rumors | Follow This Author @GamingBoltTweet

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain Release Date

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain is perhaps the most anticipated Metal Gear Solid game of all time. Of course, it has its own share of evolutionary gameplay and the prospect of open world stealth sounds intriguing but those are not the only reasons for the hype behind Hideo Kojima’s magnum opus. Ever since the game was first announced back in August 2012, Metal Gear Solid 5 has been under the scanner of controversies and mysteries.

It all started with Konami opting to replace long time Snake’s voice actor David Hayter with Kiefer Sutherland. We are still puzzled whether this is a ruse but Hayter has time and time again explicitly stated that he is not involved with the game. However all is not what it seems as recently a Redditor uncovered sound files from the PC version of Ground Zeroes which sound similar to David Hayter’s voice. But it was later discovered that they were Raiden’s voice over for the Jamais Vu mission. After hearing the voice over and over again, they don’t seem to belong to Quinton Flynn, the voice actor of Raiden in previous games nor do they sound anywhere close to Kiefer Sutherland. So in short, everything is a lie and everything is a mystery and who knows what’s Kojima up to.

One such mystery is the medic’s identity in Ground Zeroes. You see, the medic is voiced by Kiefer Sutherland, who apparently also voices Big Boss and Ishmael. Recently, the face of medic, which the game was trying its best to hide, was uncovered. If you have played through Ground Zeroes, the Medic is the guy who takes the maximum impact of the bomb’s explosion right on his face, as if he is protecting Big Boss. Now here is where things get real weird.

The individual behind ShiguWorks, a Youtube channel, was successfully able to extract the facial models of Big Boss and the Medic. Guess what? Both characters share the same scars at the same exact position on their respective faces. Although Big Boss’ scars are more intense which is once again strange since it was the Medic who took the maximum impact of the blast.

As you can see from the screenshots and the video below, there is an uncanny resemblance between Big Boss and the Medic. As mentioned before, the scars are at the exact same spot for both models. Now there might be an argument that Kojima Productions is using the same asset across the models but the whole artistic symbolism is questionable.

Now the big question is, if this is indeed a relevant character, what could be his identity? Unfortunately this is where our brain stops responding. There are rumors that this is Solidus Snake, Gray Fox or even Decoy Octopus but honestly none of these make sense due to timeline conflictions.

But what are your thoughts on this matter? Let us know in the comments below.

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain releases this year for the PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.

Via: Reddit.

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  • John

    “There are rumors that this is Solidus Snake, Gray Fox or even Decoy Octopus”

    are people stupid? its solidus. thats why the same voice actor, thats why he looks the same but younger. i mean are people really this stupid? its been known and spoiled since forever. “v has come to” is saying “venom” has awoke. venom snake is solidus code name. he is impersonating big boss while bb is in a coma.

    • John

      id also like to add that solidus ages more quickly than solid/liquid by design, so thats why he would look to be big bosses age in a 9 year span despite looking young now in that comparison.

      i would also like to point out despite being in a coma for so many years and looking older in ground zeroes, “big boss” looks younger and is much more agile/active in phantom pain trailers… has no one noticed that? its solidus.

    • Snorlax

      It can’t be solidus. Ground Zeroes takes place in 1974/1975. That’s the year Solidus is born in. He was made after the Les Enfants Terribles Project. Solidus ages quicker but he can’t be a fully grown man by 1 years old.

    • John

      retcon most likely. kojima is no stranger to retconning things.

      There was also a interview with kojima like last year where he said he doesnt care about retconing things in mgsv if it gets in the way of the story. so im guessing when solidus was born is being changed.

    • Snorlax

      lol I destroyed your theory, now you’re moving the goalpost by claiming it will be a retcon?! Why would that guy be Solidus? What purpose would that even serve?

    • Mr.Sixes

      Well there was Retcon, but Not the one he said.

    • Corac42

      Eh, the only retcon was the guy’s appearance, which hardly matters, really.

    • Mr.Sixes

      Except it changes the context of MG1

    • Heavenly_King

      The medic is obviously not related to BB, I think that it was made that way in the game because you dont see the “medic” character in an important way, and considering this is a prologue there is no need to use resources in rendering and scanning another face to do the job.

      Also Solidus WILL be in Phantom pain, and he will (most probably) be voiced by David Hayter.

    • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

      I wasn’t aware of this solidus rumor..spill the beans

    • Heavenly_King

      Solidus will be in TPP so he would be 12 or so years old but will look like a 27 ish man. And will be voiced by Hayter.

    • Gambit_Warrior

      Even if Solidus was born in 1972 like solid and liquid, there’s no way he would be a full grown man in 3 years, even with accelerated aging. Unless you think Kojima is going to retcon him being born somewhere in the 60’s? Which would be too much of a stretch…

    • XaviIniesta

      You shouldn’t call people stupid for not assuming this would be a retcon.
      As it turns out, you were wrong.

  • Agent HUNK

    I agree its solidous…also tha last gif will give me nightmares!!! Lol

    • Snorlax

      That’s not Solidus. Solidus is born in the year that Ground Zeroes takes place.

    • Sting’s Dad

      That doesn’t make any sense, as the article itself states ‘honestly none of these make sense due to timeline conflictions.’

      The truth of this speculation, is simple.

      It’s called a ‘placeholder’ – nobody was intended to see the medic’s face, because his identity is completely irrelevant to the story.

    • Gabriel A. Burris

      Then why not give him a face mask? It would make sense to do so if he was irreirrelevant as you claim him to be.

    • Patrick Biegemann

      and now? Now we know the Medic is very important for the Story^^ The Medic is the most important Character of Phantom Pain and not a Placeholder^^ All make Sense now

    • Mr.Sixes

      Proven false, but a good guess.

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  • ProxyS3

    “There are rumors that this is Solidus Snake, Gray Fox or even Decoy Octopus but honestly none of these make sense due to timeline conflictions.”

    What makes you think Gray Fox doesn’t make sense due to timeline conflictions if I may ask? He was rescued by Big Boss after the Vietnam War in the 1970’s, yet we see the supposed Big Boss fall into a coma in 1975 and Gray Fox is nowhere to be seen, and we are seeing that this “Venom” wakes up in 1984.. So where is Gray Fox? During these times, he is Big Boss’s most trusted lieutenant and later becomes Solid Snake’s mentor. My point is:

    Venom = Gray Fox
    Saladin = Big Boss

    I’m sure David Hayter will be back, and if this is the case, Youtuber Pythonselkan would have been right all along!

    • Mr.Sixes

      Gray Fox’s age is a big ? (as Portable Ops is non canon in most ways)

  • Adrian Dallegrave

    Best article of the decade. FF sake it was written in January. You guys are amazing.

  • Mr.Sixes

    Bravo Gaming bolt, you guys figured out the mystery before anyone else did . Though they kind of retconned it as the medic was “whoever you want it to be” create-a-character


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