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The canonicity of this subject in the Metal Gear series is ambiguous.

In late 1974, a bald Marine was stationed at the United States Naval Prison Facility in Cuba.


This Marine was ordered by Cipher to steal information from an undercover agent that confirmed suspicions of having been converted into a black site. After kidnapping and threatening his family, he forced the agent to leave behind a decoy tape detailing an interrogation near a surveillance camera.

On December 21, 1974, the Marine rendezvoused with the undercover agent and received confirmation that Big Boss had taken the bait and was going to walk into a trap at the Central Control Tower, although the Marine refused to release the agent's family until he was certain the trap was successful.[1] Big Boss then learned from interrogating the agent again that this soldier had the real tape containing the full details of the plan. Big Boss then proceeded to locate and force the soldier to supply the tape to him before escaping the base. The soldier also told Big Boss that he was "too late", that he couldn't "stop the plan" and that "we're free of any one government", implying that he was a Cipher agent.[2] The tape ended up sent to the Militaires Sans Frontières, whom the JCS had hired to retrieve the tapes.

Behind the scenes

If the player chooses to extract the bald Marine and/or the JCS agent, they will both be transferred over to the new Mother Base in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain despite the side op being a "pseudo-historical recreation." They will be unlocked by Main Mission 10.

The bald Marine is a smoker. He can be seen briefly smoking a cigarette after talking to the JCS agent.



  1. ^ Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, Kojima Productions (2014).
    Bald Marine: Are we on? // Undercover Agent: He made contact, and I told him to head to the central control tower. // Bald Marine: He had an eyepatch over his right eye? // Undercover Agent: Yeah, just like you guys said. It was him. Am I done now? // Bald Marine: We're all set up on our end too.. Now we just wait for this "Boss" to show. // Undercover Agent: So you're not gonna touch my family, right? // Bald Marine: Hmph, depends on how it goes. Better start praying. // Kazuhira Miller: You hear that? The central control tower is a trap. Now what?
  2. ^ Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, Kojima Productions (2014).
    Bald Marine: So you want this tape? You're too late. You can't stop the plan. We're free of any one government.