Personally, I think this Ishmael guy is Null/Grey Fox/Frank Jaeger. Considering Big Boss rescued Frank and in later years promoted him as an LT to FOXHOUND, it's a very plausible reason. Also, Ishmael watched over Big Boss' coma for 9 years. Frank admired Big Boss greatly.
What you guys think? Discuss.
As far as I know, the games haven't said a child can't experience accelerated aging. Nor did they state when Solidus first experienced said aging. Even if you go by Kojima's word alone, it's not impossible unless Kojima has said so.
I would prefer it if you did not put words in my mouth, because again, I was not going purely by Kojima's word, I was going by what the series, what the lore has told us so far and Kojima is not credited as the sole writer of the series until MGS4 and upwards. And so long the established lore hasn't told us otherwise, we can safely assume it does not work that way. We have no reason to think differently because there is no evidence towards that claim. Basically said, claiming that accelerated aging works to make a 12 year old boy look like a 40 year old man is about as true as claiming that Chico is Quiet. There is no clear evidence to suggest it so why even theorize about it?
Yeah it's already revealed who Ishmael is.
Ishmael is Big boss.
You play as the medic who went under mind therapy like liquid ocelot did.
....What does that have to do with anything other then showing you're a troll?
Ishamel is Big Boss, you are playing as his clone for all this time.
Not a clone but the medic who has gone through plastic surgery and hypnotherapy during his coma, there's a big difference there.
Metal Gear protagonists are made of iron or something even more durable.
What do you think?