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"We need tension...conflict. The world today has become too soft. We're living in an age where true feelings are suppressed. So we're going to shake things up a bit. We'll create a world dripping with tension... ...a world filled with greed and suspicion, bravery and cowardice."
―Revolver Ocelot to Solid Snake[src]

Revolver Ocelot, real name Adamska (Russian: Адамска) or simply Adam (Russian: Адам), and also known as ADAM, Shalashaska (Russian: Шалашаска), or most commonly Ocelot (Russian: Оцелот), was a Russian-American[2] operative of FOXHOUND and an agent of the Patriots. A master of interrogation and a formidable gunfighter, he was often referred to as a "ricochet genius" in regards to his gun fighting skills. A fanatic, he was known for his affinity towards Spaghetti Westerns, as evidenced by his choice of weapon and his clothing, duster and spurs, the traditional garb of cowboys. His weapon of choice was the Colt Single Action Army Revolver, which he regarded as "the greatest handgun ever made."

Throughout his career, Ocelot became personally acquainted with all five men codenamed Snake: a friendly rival to Big Boss (aka Naked Snake), the right hand man for Liquid Snake and Solidus Snake, one of Venom Snake's top advisers, and a nemesis to Solid Snake. He was the son of The Sorrow, and the legendary soldier The Boss, given birth to on the battlefield. Specializing in infiltration of a different nature than Solid Snake and Big Boss, Ocelot often acted as a triple agent, to serve multiple interests in the same situation.


Early life and career[]

Ocelot was conceived in late 1943 by The Joy and The Sorrow, an American and Russian soldier, respectively, of the Allied Forces' Cobra Unit. The Joy learned of her pregnancy during a secret mission, which resulted in her blowing her cover and being injured by enemy gunfire. Although her unborn child was saved from the bullet, The Joy entered a coma for three months before regaining consciousness. After making a full recovery another three months later, she speculated that her body had willed her to live for the sake of her unborn child.

Ocelot was born Adamska during the Allied invasion of Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944. The Joy was wounded during childbirth in the middle of the battlefield, forcing her to give birth via cesarean section and the resulting operation gave her a snake-shaped scar on her torso. Shortly after birth, Adamska was taken from his parents by agents of the Philosophers.

Adamska briefly worked for the NSA as a code breaker under the codename, ADAM. But he and another colleague defected to the Soviet Union in September 1960. However, a seemingly contradictory account had the youth taken in and raised by the Spetsnaz GRU and Yevgeny Borisovitch Volgin in the immediate aftermath of World War II.[3] Whatever the case, Adamska would later serve under Volgin's command of GRU while secretly operating as a spy for both the KGB and the CIA; proxy organizations of the Russian and American branches of the Philosophers, respectively. Due to his heritage as the son of legendary hero The Boss, formerly The Joy, he was given preferential treatment within the organization, promoted to the rank of Major at a very young age, and given command of his own personal squad.

In 1962, a threat towards Adamska's life was made to The Boss in order to ensure that she would assassinate her former comrade, Adamska's father The Sorrow. His life was to have been forfeit if both survived the encounter, ensuring The Sorrow's death.[4]

Operation Snake Eater[]

See also: Virtuous Mission and Operation Snake Eater

In August 1964, Major Ocelot and the Ocelot Unit infiltrated Rassvet, Tselinoyarsk, in order to capture weapons scientist Nikolai Stepanovich Sokolov for the GRU. He ambushed the KGB operatives stationed in the area and killed them with his remarkable gun-play, although he professed reluctance in doing so to Soviet comrades.[5] Interrupting the American CIA's own extraction of Sokolov, via their agent Naked Snake, Ocelot had his unit surrounding the two, and attempted to kill Snake, having confused him for a defecting U.S. soldier. However, his arrogant use of a Middle Eastern technique that involved ejecting the first bullet by hand, caused his Makarov handgun to jam, resulting in his entire unit being defeated by Snake's superior close-quarters combat skills. At gunpoint, a winded Ocelot was advised to use revolvers by an impressed Snake, who had earlier noticed his tendency to twist his elbow to absorb recoil, before passing out.


Major Ocelot during Operation Snake Eater, circa 1964.

After regaining consciousness a short time later, Ocelot boarded Colonel Volgin's helicopter while they were airlifting Sokolov's Shagohod prototype to Groznyj Grad, the scientist himself having been captured by the Cobra Unit, led by the actual American defector The Boss. When Volgin prepared to employ The Boss's gift, a Davy Crockett missile, against Sokolov's research facility, Ocelot attempted to stop him, again displaying concern for his countrymen. Unable to convince Volgin, Ocelot watched in horror as the Colonel launched the miniature warhead and destroyed the facility in a nuclear explosion.

Sometime afterwards, Ocelot procured several Colt Single Action Army revolvers, including an engraved model and three black-powder models. Ocelot also attached the 9 mm bullet, which had jammed during his encounter with Snake, to a chain that he would wear around his neck, having modified it to fit the Single Action Army with which he intended to revenge himself upon Snake.[6]

One week later, Ocelot was ordered by the CIA to aid Naked Snake in Operation Snake Eater, in which The Boss, the Cobra Unit, and the threat of the Shagohod were to be eliminated, while also retrieving the Philosophers' Legacy for the American branch of the Philosophers. Returning to Rassvet, Ocelot intended to make contact with Snake, but the supposed KGB spy EVA reached him first, helping him evade Ocelot's unit. While Snake neutralized the Ocelot Unit, Ocelot himself captured EVA and held her at knife point, brandishing his new revolver at Snake. However, having apparently misspent his ammunition, due to SAA carrying fewer rounds than he was used to, Ocelot was roundly defeated. Ocelot fled the area, with Snake stopping EVA from gunning him down, allegedly because he was "still young," although he had actually had taken a liking to him.

Maintaining his cover as a GRU operative, Ocelot decided to aid Snake covertly, and throughout Operation Snake Eater, the two developed a mutual rivalry and fought on several more occasions. Ocelot re-encountered Snake at the Bolshaya Past crevice, where they had a gun duel. However, it was interrupted with The Pain's hornets scouting ahead, forcing him to flee. Reaching the Ponizovje warehouse, Ocelot rendezvoused with Volgin and the Boss, where he intimidated the uncooperative scientist Sokolov in a game of Russian roulette, almost killing him before The Boss intervened. Due to his audacious actions in confronting Snake at Bolshaya Past, Ocelot was scolded by the Boss and had his revolver dismantled in the process.

At the fortress of Groznyj Grad, Ocelot later witnessed Volgin's torture and killing of Aleksandr Leonovitch Granin, after the latter was accused of enemy espionage. Ocelot berated Volgin about his practices, but to no avail. When Volgin's lover Tatyana arrived, he noticed the smell of motorcycle gasoline on her, and made his suspicions known to her by threatening her with a crossbow and commenting on the state of her boots (which were biking boots instead of officer boots).

After Snake was captured while infiltrating the fortress, Ocelot again bore witness to Volgin's brutal torture, but developed an appreciation for it, calling it "the ultimate form of expression." He also attempted to expose EVA in her disguise as Tatyana after she objected to Volgin ordering the The Boss to gouging Snake's eyes out, subjecting her to his Russian roulette. However, Snake, desperately trying to protect EVA, got between the two of them, resulting in Ocelot accidentally discharging his gun in Snake's face, costing him his right eye, an act which earned Ocelot a violent slap from The Boss. Volgin, however, satisfied with the outcome, left the room. With Volgin gone, Ocelot covertly picked up the transmitter that The Boss had earlier placed on Snake's body, and replanted it on him while hitting him in the back. After Snake escaped, Ocelot hunted him down in the sewers and was about to shoot him with the bullet from their first meeting, until Snake evaded him by jumping from a waterfall.

When Snake was again caught infiltrating Groznyj Grad, Ocelot expressed his desire to settle the score with him, but was stopped by Volgin. During the fight that ensued between Snake and Volgin in the Shagohod hangar, Ocelot was ordered to shoot Snake but refused to do so. Ocelot instead threw items down for Snake to use against Volgin, having made a promise to The Boss. When Snake's planted bombs were discovered in the facility, Ocelot was ordered to locate them. Following Volgin's defeat in combat and the bombs' subsequent detonation, Ocelot pursued Snake and EVA on motorcycle, and was later saved from falling debris by Snake's rocket launcher. As the pursuit continued onto a runway, Ocelot was nearly killed by the backwash from the Shagohod's rocket booster ignition, which the pilot Volgin relished as revenge for Ocelot's earlier disobedience. Ocelot temporarily abandoned the chase after the escapees destroyed a nearby rail bridge which he narrowly avoided falling into, costing him one of his revolvers in the process.

When Snake and EVA attempted to escape on a WIG over Rokovoj Bereg, Ocelot boarded the craft from a flying platform and, following a brief fist fight with Snake, decided to settle on a duel of quick draw. Before the duel, Ocelot exchanged first names with Snake to demonstrate that they were "real men", and not their animal namesakes. The duel itself was, however, a ruse, as Ocelot fired first, without harming Snake. Amused, Ocelot explained to the confused Snake that he had played a trick on him, in that the bullet he had used had been a blank. He and Snake exchanged a wry smile before Ocelot bade him farewell, hinting that the two of them would likely meet again some day, and leapt from the low-flying craft to the water below.

Post-Snake Eater[]

After Operation Snake Eater's success, the KGB Chief Director contacted Ocelot, where the latter mentioned that Khrushchev was finished, and that the Chief Director's time had finally arrived, as well as suggested that they use the knowledge of both missions as blackmail against America in future negotiations. Shortly thereafter, Ocelot secretly made a call to the CIA Director. Their conversation revealed that the CIA had only acquired half of the Legacy, and it was assumed that the KGB possessed the other half. He also submitted some blueprints of a potential future weapon for the United States. He also confirmed that they had supplied the Chinese with a fake microfilm, revealing he deduced EVA was a Chinese agent.

Due to his earlier witnessing of Snake being tortured by Colonel Volgin, Ocelot began to research it, eventually becoming an expert in the field.

San Hieronymo Incident[]

Main article: San Hieronymo Incident
Warning: The following information is from outside Hideo Kojima's core "Metal Gear Saga." Its canonicity within the continuity is disputed, therefore reader discretion is advised.[?]
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Ocelot, 1970.

In 1970, Ocelot recovered the KGB's half of the Legacy and became dissatisfied with the American Philosophers' bickering, which had pitted the CIA against the Pentagon for control of the Philosophers' Legacy. Because of this, Ocelot took advantage of the internal situation while a takeover on the San Hieronymo Peninsula took place. After Big Boss (Naked Snake) foiled Gene's plan to have a nuclear missile hit Langley and the Pentagon, Ocelot secured the CIA's half of the Legacy and assassinated the DCI. Hoping to free the country from the Philosophers and attain the entire Legacy (as well as the complete list with the identities of the Philosopher members), Ocelot intended to take what the DCI had stolen from both him and his co-conspirator, and thus carry on The Boss's spirit.

Ocelot planned to break his ties with his benefactor, until the mysterious man revealed battle data on the Perfect Soldier Project and introduced the concept of "genomes" to him. Ocelot, intrigued, then agreed to join him in the formation of a new organization. However, he only did this under the condition that Big Boss be allowed to join them as well.

Non-"Metal Gear Saga" information ends here.

The Patriots[]

Ocelot was recruited by Major Zero of FOX, along with Big Boss, Sigint, Para-Medic and EVA, to found a successor organization to the Philosophers, which would come to be known as the Patriots. All joined of their own will, united by their disregard for government notions of friend and foe, and East and West.[7] Their dream was to shape the world into one which The Boss had envisioned, one which would once more be "whole" again.

The organization was funded with the Philosopher's Legacy that Zero had obtained, half of which had been recovered by Big Boss during Operation Snake Eater. After locating the other half of the Legacy, Ocelot passed on the remaining funds to Zero with Big Boss's blessing, the two men having placed their trust in Zero to carry out The Boss's dying wish. [7] Ocelot stayed in the Soviet Union to support the group as an informant.[8]

When differences arose regarding Zero's interpretation of The Boss's will, especially following the project Les Enfants Terribles, Big Boss parted ways with the organization, while Ocelot maintained limited contact.[7] Sharing Big Boss's discontent, Ocelot attempted to keep track of Zero's group, which became known as "Cipher."[7]

In 1975, after Big Boss's Militaires Sans Frontières were decimated by rogue Cipher strike force XOF, Ocelot was contacted by Zero for the last time. Though skeptical of Zero's plan to create a body double for the comatose Big Boss, Ocelot agreed to carry out the subliminal brainwashing of one of MSF's injured soldiers (later dubbed Venom Snake) with hypnotherapy. At Zero's request, he also established contact with Kazuhira Miller, Big Boss's former comrade, and leader of MSF's successors Diamond Dogs. The two reluctantly agreed to work together, due to their mutual admiration for the Big Boss, and their desire to keep him safe.

Further GRU activities[]

Ocelot participated in several wars across Africa and the Middle East throughout the 1970s and '80s. During his career in the Soviet military, he met Sergei Gurlukovich, a fellow member of the GRU Spetsnaz. At some point, he also became the special interrogations adviser to the Soviet forced labour camps, utilizing the Lubyanka prison underneath the KGB headquarters for training.[9]

During the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, Ocelot served as the GRU's chief interrogator in the region, a position he took to hide his real objective of keeping Big Boss safe while he was in a coma in Cyprus. It was during the war in Afghanistan that Ocelot became feared among the mujahideen as a sadist, for which they named him "Shalashaska."

Phantom Pain Incident[]

See also: Hospital Escape and Phantom Pain Incident

By 1984, Ocelot fully involved himself with Diamond Dogs' mercenary activities, though he still maintained his position in the GRU[10]. Ocelot led the Diamond Dogs in Kazuhira Miller's absence, following the commander's capture in Afghanistan by Soviet forces. During his time on Diamond Dogs' Mother Base, Ocelot traded in his traditional Single Action Army Revolvers for a pair of modified Tornado-6 Heavy Revolvers.[11]

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Ocelot at Mother Base in 1984.

When Big Boss awoke from his coma in early 1984, Ocelot briefed him on the situation, and outlined the ruse that he and Zero had planned. He would then use the hypnotherapy upon himself, to make himself believe that the body-double was truly Big Boss, and would support him in his vengeful campaign against XOF and its leader Skull Face, intending to recover the memory at an appropriate future date.

In early March, Cipher discovered and besieged the Cypriot hospital treating Big Boss and Venom Snake, sending them on the run together. Ocelot returned to aid them and tended to Big Boss first, supplying him with clean clothing, a motorcycle, and a cover identity. The two shared a cigar and discussed the work ahead of them, before bidding each other farewell. Ocelot then returned and tended to Venom Snake as he came to, fleeing on horseback. The two were pursued by the Man on Fire and a young child with supernatural abilities, but managed to escape and traveled to northern Kabul, Afghanistan to rescue Miller.

Upon arrival, Ocelot emphasized that Venom Snake must revive the legend of Big Boss by performing a solo infiltration of enemy territory, although he would act as mission adviser via radio from Mother Base.[10] Following Miller's successful extraction, Ocelot continued to support Diamond Dogs in their mission of vengeance against Cipher, training soldiers as well as a wolf pup rescued by Venom, naming it DD.

Eventually, Ocelot and Miller received a call for help from Dr. "Huey" Emmerich, MSF's former weapons developer, and deployed Venom Snake to extract him. En route to Dr. Emmerich's location, Venom became a target of the sniper assassin Quiet and was forced to neutralize her. At Ocelot's behest, Venom brought her back to base in hopes of questioning her for info. However, upon arrival, Quiet displayed wavering loyalties and Ocelot had her detained in a cell with a poor lock quality, expecting her to break out and reveal her motives. After she remained in the cell and cooperated with staff, he instead suggested Venom Snake take Quiet out on missions to form a bond and hopefully break her silence.


Ocelot and Miller preparing to inject Huey with the Metallic Archaea.

Following Dr. Emmerich's arrival at base, Ocelot and Miller tortured him for info regarding his role in the destruction of MSF and the old Mother Base. Although Emmerich insisted he was not involved, he did divulge that XOF's next destination is Africa, where they were planning "a weapon to surpass Metal Gear". However, not long after turning focus towards African operations, an illness outbreak began to occur on Mother Base. Ocelot noted the peculiarity of how all the infected staff spoke Kikongo. Through his interrogation efforts, he learned of the outbreak's ties to an elderly biologist, codenamed "Code Talker", and Snake dispatched to Lufwa Valley to retrieve him. The retrieval was successful, but their helicopter was forced to crash land at the Nova Braga Airport after being ambushed by the Parasite Unit. Ocelot personally arrived in another chopper for assistance after Snake successfully fought off the Parasite Unit and their puppet soldiers.

After interrogating Huey again, Ocelot managed to learn the location of OKB Zero, where Skull Face had been overseeing further development of the Metal Gear Sahelanthropus, which Snake had encountered when he first extracted Huey. He remained on Mother Base to maintain soldier morale while Snake, Miller, and Huey left to exact revenge on XOF. After Sahelanthropus was destroyed and Skull Face was killed, Ocelot assisted Diamond Dogs soldiers in securing Serak Power Plant; he attempted to retrieve the fatally wounded Man on Fire, but he managed to escape; though he managed to track him and sent Snake to secure him. After Skull Face's speech on revenge, Ocelot speculated that the Man on Fire may have been what remained of Colonel Volgin, having been manipulated by his desire for revenge against Big Boss.

A while later, Ocelot had to protect the base's upset children from going near a pit filled with toxic chlorine disinfectant; a memento of their deceased friend had been thrown in by Eli and they wanted to rescue it, not understanding the danger. Snake arrived to the commotion and the group ended up witnessing Quiet jump into the pit, managing to retrieve the children's memento but needing hospitalization for chemical burns. After became apparent that Eli was trying to orchestrate a rebellion, Ocelot attempted to interrogate him about his plans. Unfortunately, Eli already anticipated this and worked this into his plans via Tretij Rebenok (who he had formed a bond with in secret); with his powers, the children hijacked the newly-repaired Sahelanthropus and escaped the base. Ocelot attempted to track the group to no avail.

Ocelot tortured Huey for an explanation, suspicious of the timing between Sahelanthropus' repair work and Eli's escape. Ocelot had also interrogated Huey previously regarding the death of Strangelove, whose remains had been found inside the Boss AI. Throughout Ocelot's interrogations, Huey's explanations were riddled with holes, excuses, and contradictions. Ocelot also supervised Quiet's torture for an explanation after learning that she was a carrier for the vocal cord parasites, although he disagreed with Miller's belief that she was a threat. He believed that Quiet is truly loyal to Venom, having fallen "in love with the legend", the same as when he was younger. Snake ultimately sided with Ocelot, demanding that Miller let her go.[12]

After finally locating their whereabouts, Ocelot took part in the mission to take down Eli and his "Kingdom of the Flies", to recover Sahelanthropus and neutralize Eli, infected by a stolen vial of English-language parasites, before could spread the infection any further. In the aftermath, Venom Snake planned to evacuate Eli for medical treatment, but Ocelot convinced him to leave him behind, pointing out that his infection was becoming dangerously contagious. They ordered Diamond Dogs to bomb the island with napalm to make sure any remaining trace of the parasites might be destroyed.

Ocelot eventually recovered his suppressed memories, and some time later, Miller discovered the truth for himself and confronted him. Ocelot explained Big Boss' true plan of organizing the nation of Outer Heaven, and asked Miller to aid the revolution by continuing to support him and Venom Snake. Miller, however, feeling betrayed and refused to take part. He instead declared that while he would keep up appearances in front of Venom Snake for now, he would only do so to undermine Big Boss by strengthening his phantom; one day, he would also seek out Big Boss' son and train him to cause the downfall of his plans. Ocelot vowed in turn to seek out the other son, Eli, to oppose Miller and Cipher. Both parties readily accepted that one of them might had to kill the other someday, but ultimately agreed that it was in their best interest to learn to coexist for the time being.

Post-Cold War[]

By the time of the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Ocelot had left the Spetsnaz. Although he claimed to share Sergei Gurlukovich's beliefs in restoring Russia to her former glory,[13] he secretly held no interest in the matter.[14]

Ocelot's official file mentioned that after the fall of the Soviet Union, he joined the OMON (Special Purpose Police Squad) and the Russian Tax Police's elite SWAT team.[9] Afterwards, he joined the SVR (a successor agency of the KGB).[9] He eventually became dissatisfied with the agency's rigid system and left Russia.[9] This account was considered to be false, however.[15] During this time, he actually pursued mercenary work, cutting a swath through the world's hot spots.

After Solid Snake foiled Big Boss's attempted coups d'état during the Outer Heaven Uprising in 1995, and the Zanzibar Land Disturbance in 1999, the Patriots had Big Boss put in a nanomachine-induced coma to preserve the Patriots' messiah, which infuriated Ocelot and EVA. As a result, they formed a plan to recover Big Boss's body from Zero's clutches.

Afterwards, Ocelot was scouted by U.S. Special Forces Unit FOXHOUND in 1999[15][16] and joined under Liquid Snake's command[17] circa 2000.[18] Unbeknownst to Liquid, Ocelot's decision to join FOXHOUND was based on his admiration for Big Boss, its former commander,[17] and the man from whom Liquid had been cloned. He then aided Liquid in becoming a leader on par with his father, living up to the promise he had made to Miller almost twenty years earlier. Ocelot became the unit's interrogation specialist, operating under the additional codename of "Revolver." During this time, Ocelot was reacquainted with Liquid's ally Tretij Rebenok, now fellow FOXHOUND member Psycho Mantis. In 2003, Ocelot and EVA became allies of Naomi Hunter, and used her adoptive brother Gray Fox to kill FOXHOUND's medical chief Dr. Clark (formerly Para-Medic).

Shadow Moses Incident[]

Main article: Shadow Moses Incident

In February 2005, Revolver Ocelot secretly worked as U.S. President George Sears's agent to incite Liquid Snake into bringing about an insurrection on Shadow Moses Island, along with the other serving members of FOXHOUND and the Next-Generation Special Forces. In addition, Ocelot used his influence to gain his old comrade Sergei Gurlukovich's support, providing military hardware to the Sons of Big Boss.

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Ocelot, circa 2005.

Early in the insurrection, Ocelot tortured ArmsTech President Kenneth Baker and broke his right arm, resulting in Baker divulging his detonation code for Metal Gear REX. Ocelot then killed the DARPA Chief Donald Anderson during a supposedly botched torture session. By doing so, he intentionally deprived Liquid of the necessary launch codes for Metal Gear, though the real reason was that Anderson recognized Ocelot as not truly working for the terrorists.[19][20] He was later reprimanded by Liquid for this action, which, compounded with Psycho Mantis' inability to read Anderson's mind due to cranial implants designed to prevent mind-readers to detect the pass-codes, had them restrategize by tricking the arriving force to activating REX for them.[21] They made Decoy Octopus disguise himself as Anderson to talk Snake into the act.

Ocelot later challenged Solid Snake to a gunfight. But midway through the duel, his right hand was cut off by the Cyborg Ninja, and he was forced to flee, taking the amputated hand with him. Ocelot later vowed to kill Snake during a conversation with Vulcan Raven, expressing irritation when the latter reminded him of his defeat. Later after Psycho Mantis's death and Sniper Wolf captured Snake, Ocelot interrogated Snake, electrocuting him via his torture device, with orders from Liquid to not kill Snake as he had done to the DARPA Chief. During the torture, he also decided to have Snake play a little "game" during the torture sessions to see whether Snake could withstand the torture or submit, stating that if he submitted, Snake would be spared, but he would torture and kill Meryl Silverburgh as a result. During the interrogation, he revealed that he had fought wars in Afghanistan, Eritrea, Mozambique, and Chad, also revealing his allegiance to Gurlukovich and inferring that he planned to restore Russia.[13] Like Liquid, Ocelot's goal was to create a world of strife that allowed people to express their true feelings, believing that the current world had put humanity in a position where they could not do so.[22] Ocelot, anticipating that Snake would escape from the medical room, also planted a time bomb within Snake's equipment, though the latter eventually discovered and disposed of it.

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Revolver Ocelot, circa 2005, during the Shadow Moses Incident.

Ocelot was later present with Liquid when deciding which to make REX's target, learning more of Liquid's plans about Outer Heaven, as well as wondering whether to keep Meryl as bait for Snake. When asked by Liquid about the detonation keys, Ocelot claimed that Snake didn't carry any keys. He later shot the PAL key out of Snake's hand, after catching a glimpse of him hiding on a security monitor.

Ocelot's true goal was realized when he retrieved REX's test data from Snake, as per the President's orders, without handing it over to Liquid. Towards the end of the Shadow Moses Incident, Ocelot discussed plans with Liquid concerning an alliance with Gurlukovich's mercenary forces, though this never came to be due to REX’s destruction at the hands of Snake, the Ninja and Otacon. While Snake defeated REX and Liquid, Ocelot took the REX data with him and escaped Shadow Moses, and later delivered it to the President along with reporting the events that transpired.

Post-Shadow Moses[]

Afterwards, Ocelot placed someone under surveillance as per Solidus's orders,[23] sold Metal Gear REX's test data to many nations via the black market (earning enough money for him to "buy a decent-sized country" in the process), and broke Naomi out of prison. At some point, he had his right arm replaced with Liquid's arm via an arm transplant surgery in Lyon, France, with Solidus presumably being involved in the funding.[24] During this time, he aided Solidus, helping him to go into hiding after the Patriots had planned to kill him. In order to fool the Patriots, Ocelot began to utilize a combination of psychotherapy, drugs, hypnosis, and nanomachines to become Liquid's mental doppelgänger which he manifested around Solid Snake to make it look like spiritual possession.

The Manhattan Incident[]

See also: Tanker Incident and the Big Shell Incident

In 2007, Revolver Ocelot was ordered by the Patriots to steal the U.S. Marines' Metal Gear RAY which was seen as a threat to the development of the Navy's Arsenal Gear but planned to mass-produce a redesigned model in order to protect it instead. During this time, he also underwent the appropriate VR training for piloting RAY for the moment he ended up stealing it.

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Revolver Ocelot, circa 2009.

On August 8, 2007, Ocelot used the help of Sergei Gurlukovich and the Gurlukovich Mercenaries to infiltrate the tanker in which RAY was being transported and steal it (or "taking it back," in his words). He also anticipated Solid Snake's arrival at the tanker, due to his other mission being to ensure Snake and Philanthropy were framed by the Patriots as revenge for the fame they gained during Shadow Moses. He was supposed to stay away from the action, but he disobeyed orders, and when a Gurlukovich soldier who evaded Snake's assault on a unit of soldiers near the boiler room holds discovered his presence and questioned him of it, he shot the hapless soldier dead and departed, although not before telling the then-recently deceased soldier that his commander will "join [the soldier] soon." He then managed to successfully steal RAY, sinking the tanker in the process. He also betrayed Sergei and left both him and Marine Commandant Scott Dolph for dead.

It was here when Liquid's personality first took over Ocelot and made his presence known to Snake. After hijacking RAY, Liquid proceeded to destroy the Discovery, along with the U.S. Marines on board, before making his escape. Some short time after this, Ocelot regained control of his body. The Patriots then continued with their plan (unaware that Ocelot still intended on betraying them), sinking a real oil tanker at the same spot, and constructing the Big Shell. In addition, when reporting to the Patriots (namely someone identified as the President) about the success of his mission, he also promises to meet up with his contact at a pre-arranged location.[25]

In April 2009, Revolver Ocelot then met up with Solidus Snake and the two formed the Sons of Liberty comprised of the remaining members of Dead Cell and the Gurlukovich Mercenaries, plotting to take over the Big Shell, which secretly housed Arsenal Gear. Solidus planned to eliminate the Patriots, completely unaware that his partner in the plan was an agent. In addition, he was also ordered by Solidus to plant the idea into Fortune and Vamp to hijack Arsenal Gear from Solidus as a way to "draw the Patriots' fire" while Solidus hunts down the names of the Wisemen's Committee.

After Fatman was killed after attempting to blow up the Big Shell, Ocelot reported to Solidus the possibility that Fatman was actually planted by the Patriots, gave the damage report for Shell 2, had planted the Semtex around the Shell connecting bridge, and got Emma Emmerich to explain things relating to Arsenal Gear via truth serum. He also began feeling that his transplanted arm was beginning to try to take control again, and resorted to hypodermic injections to keep it at bay. He also had sore relations with Olga Gurlukovich, the new leader of the Gurlukovich Mercenaries, due to her belief that Ocelot abandoned her father when he was killed. Ocelot also encountered Raiden (an unknowing agent of the Patriots) prior to the death of Secret Service agent Richard Ames, and again, when he later assassinated U.S. President James Johnson. He presumably also piloted the RAY prototype before then to save Solidus and damaged the connecting bridge after Raiden shot down his Harrier.

He also was present after Raiden was captured on Arsenal Gear by Olga (secretly on Snake and Raiden's side), and suggested to Solidus that they use Raiden as bait to lure out the mole (Olga). Although Ocelot knew that the similarities to the Shadow Moses Incident were deliberate, he nonetheless felt a sense of nostalgia to when he tortured Snake in a torture room similar to the one they were currently in. At the end of Raiden's mission, Ocelot revealed that all the events that had unfolded were scripted by the Patriots and that Solidus and Raiden were merely pawns and had been part of a huge test scenario for the Patriots' new GW AI; the only part that was unscripted was the appearance of Solid Snake.

Snake's appearance was actually engineered by Liquid's personality. Through the transplanted arm, Liquid's "spirit" periodically possessed Ocelot's body with the goal of disrupting Ocelot's plans. At the climax of Solidus's takeover, Liquid's persona once again took control of Ocelot, crashing Arsenal into Manhattan and escaping with RAY although not before beckoning Snake to pursue him, as well as Snake planting a transmitter on his hijacked RAY. Afterwards, he headed off to take down the Patriots, although Snake theorized that the Patriots may have given Ocelot a bogus location to begin with.

Post-Big Shell[]

Afterwards, Ocelot replaced Liquid's arm with a cybernetic one.[26] Ocelot did this because the so-called "possessions" during the Manhattan Incident had caused an imbalance to his psyche. He then allowed Liquid's psyche to dominate his mind completely.

Guns of the Patriots Incident[]

See also: Liquid Sun, Solid Sun, Third Sun, Twin Suns, Old Sun, and Naked Sin/Naked Son

"Liquid Ocelot", in 2014.

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By 2014, Liquid Ocelot resurfaced to plan his insurrection against the Patriots. As the CEO of the Outer Heaven mother company, he controlled five of the largest PMCs and the benefactor of an all female mercenary group.

Using Solidus's DNA to enter the Patriots' AI network, Ocelot succeeded in taking over the SOP system and used it to disable every gun and weapon in the world. After recovering the rail gun on Shadow Moses Island, Ocelot used Metal Gear RAY against Metal Gear REX being piloted by Old Snake (Solid Snake). After REX and RAY were disabled, Ocelot retreated to an Arsenal Gear-class battleship stolen from the Patriots that he turned into his main base and outfitted with REX's rail gun. He then planned to use the rail gun's nuclear warhead to destroy the Patriots' orbital core AI so he could allegedly replace it with GW and control the Patriots. His battleship would be chased by a worthless fossil.

After Snake and Otacon uploaded a computer worm into the battleship, Ocelot's forces were defeated, though that had been part of his plan all along. While pleased at his apparent success, Ocelot felt that he still had a score to settle with his "brother" and the two fought one last time. Ocelot's personality slowly began to resurface as the fight progressed, using his signature hand gestures and moves that he remembered from his fight with Big Boss back in 1964. After his defeat, believing that he had succeeded in his plans, Ocelot predicted that, with the Patriots gone and the world about to descend into chaos, his goal (fulfilling Big Boss's "Outer Heaven") had been achieved. His last words to Snake, now with the Liquid persona fully gone, were: "I am Liquid's doppelganger and you are his...", "[You're] just like your father." and "You're pretty good" (the same phrase that Revolver Ocelot said to Solid Snake in 2005 and that Big Boss said to Ocelot in 1964). Immediately afterwards, Ocelot's life was subsequently claimed by the new FOXDIE virus, designed by the Patriots to kill him along with EVA and Big Boss.

After death[]

Little did Ocelot realize, however, that Sunny modified the computer worm to prevent the total collapse of civilization he had predicted, as Otacon explained soon after the fight was over. However, despite this, his plan did nonetheless leave America in a position to give up unilateralism as well as many other countries bankrupt from their use of PMCs and in a huge debt over their use of them, to which not even passing laws for regulating the use of PMCs would be enough in regards to paying it off.[27]

Personality and traits[]

"It doesn’t feel right to shoot an unarmed man… but I’ll get over it."
―Revolver Ocelot[src]

A cunning operative and an expert marksman, Ocelot was renowned for his prowess on the battlefield as well as his deceitful nature and his penchant for torture. Ocelot was also shown to be a very charismatic individual, as the Ocelot Unit he commanded was absolutely loyal to him, and was even able to command regular GRU soldiers during Operation Snake Eater. During the 1980s, several female Diamond Dogs' soldiers formed a "team" supporting him in rivalry with those who preferred Miller, though some had concerns with his unpredictability.[28]

Ocelot's penchant for treachery was such that his triple-crossing nature was notorious by the 1980s, [29] although his disgust with Huey's cowardly, self-serving betrayals demonstrated that he still has limits and principles. His loyalties have been questioned throughout the decades, but it is evident that if he was truly loyal to anyone other than himself, it was ultimately Big Boss. Ocelot viewed Big Boss as a teacher, and many of his battle tactics, such as using a Single Action Army and learning CQC, were adopted from Big Boss's advice and observation of him. This idolization was also the reason why Ocelot joined FOXHOUND, Big Boss's former group[17], assisted in Big Boss's Diamond Dogs plan, and became Liquid Ocelot to continue Big Boss's dream. He was easily willing to use others to his and Big Boss's benefit and had no problem turning against Big Boss's close comrades, deceiving and butting heads frequently with Miller during his time with Diamond Dogs.

Ocelot was highly intelligent and a fast learner, learning CQC techniques simply from observation and eventually using them to fight Naked Snake to a stalemate. Ocelot spoke seven languages fluently, namely French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Russian, and English, the latter two being his primary languages.[30] However, he confessed that did not have quick enough translating skill to act as Venom Snake's Russian interpreter in the field.[31]


Major Ocelot.

As a young man, Ocelot was extremely arrogant, overly confident and had a large ego. He enjoyed showing off and was quick to inform others of his rank and status in the military. He was proud of his shooting abilities and his own self believed superiority over others. However after his first encounter with Big Boss, then known as Naked Snake, his personality slowly began to change. After being defeated after each encounter, Ocelot began utilizing Snake's advice into his own combat style, making him a more effective gun fighter. While still cocky, Ocelot became more level-headed, understood the mistakes he made and became a better soldier because of it. Despite his young age, Ocelot demonstrated a lot of potential, which caused Naked Snake to take a liking to him, a sentiment that quickly became mutual.

As he grew older and became more mature, Ocelot became more mellow, and during the 1980s often acted as a voice of reason. He implied that the reputation he'd earned as a torturer in Afghanistan was in part a cover calculated to keep Venom Snake safe while he was in the hospital; instead, he preferred making precise threats to obtain information from prisoners without being excessive, as opposed to Miller's often hotheaded, bloodthirsty behavior. When Huey was exiled from Diamond Dogs, Ocelot displayed great maturity, stating his hopes that Huey would one day accept the painful truth and realize what kind of man he was.

He was also more merciful and willing to give others the benefit of the doubt, most clearly seen with his treatment of former XOF operative Quiet. Even though she was previously involved in the attempt on Venom Snake's life, Ocelot prevented Miller from having her executed and encouraged Venom Snake to allow her to partake in his missions, allowing Quiet to demonstrate her skills and prove her loyalty to her new team. Ocelot relayed his understanding of Quiet's motives as being "in love with the legend", which he likens to his own fixation over Big Boss when he was younger.

When he was younger, Ocelot appeared to show patriotism toward Russia, always speaking up in defiance of Volgin's reckless killing of their fellow countrymen. He claimed to have no good feelings after killing KGB soldiers guarding Sokolov when he first confronted Big Boss, even with his affiliation to GRU, and he looked genuinely shocked when Volgin launched the Davy Crockett at Sokolov's research facility. Despite ultimately having no lasting loyalty to Russia, Ocelot nonetheless did lament her state after the fall of the Soviet Union.[13]

In his earlier years as a GRU major, Ocelot originally did not approve of the torture used by his superior Colonel Volgin. He was also dead set against killing his own comrades, especially his own fellow countrymen. However, after witnessing Volgin's torture sessions with Granin and Naked Snake in Groznyj Grad, he developed a fondness for the practice, believing it to be "the ultimate form of expression." He would go on to torture many individuals in a similar manner throughout his career, often with a preference for the application of electrical shocks. Despite being a renowned sadist, he dismissed the word "torture" in reference to his interrogation techniques.[32] His sadism was such that Liquid Snake, while disguised as Master Miller, referred to Ocelot as being a "real sick puppy" in reference to his love of both torture and the Colt Single Action Army.


Revolver Ocelot.

Ocelot's marksmanship skills were demonstrated as early as the Virtuous Mission, when, back when he was still using a Makarov, he proceeded to kill a KGB soldier trying to hide from him simply via the use of the bullet's ricochet. Likewise, he also proceeded to kill Sergei Gurlukovich and Scott Dolph by firing at them despite having discarded his trenchcoat right in front of himself, and also managed to subsequently gun down several Gurlukovich mercenaries before they could get the chance to avenge their leader. Liquid Snake suspected that part of the reason Ocelot liked revolvers was due to his sadistic nature: the ammunition's slow velocity allowed it to be embedded in the body, which required a long time for the body to heal, if the resulting wound could even heal at all.[33] Ocelot also enjoyed the thrill of reloading his Single Action Army in the middle of battle, despite the inherent dangers of doing so. By 2014, Ocelot had discarded the use of his signature revolver, due to the "Liquid" persona.

During the 1960s, Ocelot had a habit of using signature hand gestures as a sign of respect or acknowledgement towards others. While the frequency of his use of said hand gestures would dwindle over the years, he would use them again in 2014 to signify his respect towards Solid Snake during their fistfight atop Outer Haven, as well as during his final moments.

He was an expert of psychotherapy and hypnosis, such as when he made Venom Snake and himself believe that the former was truly Big Boss in 1984, as well as his planned ruse of assuming Liquid's identity in 2014. In 2009, Ocelot took a hypodermic injection to supposedly prevent Liquid Snake's arm from exerting control over him. During this occasion, his heart seemingly gave two heartbeats, as heard by Raiden, using a directional microphone. By 2014, Ocelot had switched Liquid's arm for a cybernetic prosthesis to restore balance to his psyche.

While discussing his transplanted arm with Solidus Snake, the surgery of which was performed in Lyon, Ocelot mentioned that he "never trust[ed] a Frenchman." He implied in a conversation with Big Boss about Les Enfants Terribles shortly after the latter woke up from his nine-year coma that the reason behind his distaste for the French ways was due to their aristocratic manners and their praise of Catherine the Great, demanding they can keep the "palace talk."[34] Ironically, Ocelot was born in Normandy, France.

His favorite animal was the markhor, and hated to see them killed; he fittingly also had a fondness for the ocelot. He also believed that the Afghan caracal was "cute", although it ultimately paled in comparison to the ocelot.

Codenames, aliases, and nicknames[]

Ocelot was named for the species of wild cat that lives on the American continent, while his real name of Adamska is derived from "Adam."[35] Both alluded to Ocelot's American origins, with "ADAM" being the codename of the NSA defector assigned to meet Naked Snake during Operation Snake Eater. The name "Adam" derives from the Hebrew noun ha adamah meaning "the ground" or "earth," and is the name of the first man in the Book of Genesis from the Hebrew Bible and the Christian Old Testament.

Ocelot gained the moniker "Shalashaska" from the Mujahideen during the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan, derived from a portmanteau of the words "sharashka" - slang for a sketchy organization, associated with Soviet gulags and torture (the sort he conducted on many guerrillas), and "shashka" - a type of sabre carried by the Cossacks, folkloric Slav warrior nomads (for his legendary bravery and fighting ability). When combined they create "sharashashka," which would be corrupted over time by word-of-mouth into Shalashaska.

During the Shadow Moses and Big Shell Incidents, Vulcan Raven and Vamp referred to Revolver Ocelot as "General Ivan" and "Crazy Ivan,"[36] respectively.[37] Ivan, the Slavic form of the name "John," is also a slang term for Russian people in general.

Unconfirmed history[]

The following information has been detailed in official Konami-licensed media, written by various external authors. Its status in the Metal Gear canon is unconfirmed.[?]

During his time in the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan, Ocelot was caught in a helicopter crash when his helicopter was shot down by Afghan guerrillas, and he still carries the wound that was inflicted in that skirmish. He also worked alongside Big Boss, while the latter was running his mercenary business in Africa. Ocelot may have received the FOXDIE vaccination.[38]

At some point, prior to joining FOXHOUND, he encountered and worked alongside Psycho Mantis. However, he became distrustful of Mantis due to his inhuman nature, and tried to warn Liquid Snake against trusting him, although Liquid dismissed it as simply being the rivalry typical between ex-Soviet operatives.[39]

At some point between 2005 and 2007, Ocelot, with EVA's help, utilized a prototype device meant for the S3 Plan that was stolen by the latter from the Patriots to begin his attempt at becoming Liquid Ocelot.[40]

Behind the scenes[]

Revolver Ocelot (リボルバー・オセロット Riborubā Oserotto?) is a recurring character in the Metal Gear series.

Metal Gear Solid[]


Revolver Ocelot in the E3 1997 trailer of Metal Gear Solid.

The original appearance of Revolver Ocelot in Metal Gear Solid was inspired by Western film actor Lee Van Cleef. Requiring a character who could speak about Russia within the main story, director Hideo Kojima made Ocelot of Russian descent.[2] His codename was originally to have been Lynx, though Kojima disliked the sound of it and decided to change it to Ocelot.[2] Ocelot's nickname of Shalashaska (シャラシャーシカ Sharashāshika?) is a corruption of "sharashka," which is an informal name for the OKB R&D labs in the Soviet Gulag labor camp system. Ocelot's overall spaghetti western design, as well as the character's fascination of the films, were also based on Kojima's own love for the genre, with the 1966 Italian film Django by Sergio Corbucci being his favorite spaghetti western.[41]

Because Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes incorporates some gameplay elements from Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, such as First Person View, the battle against Ocelot is significantly easier than in the original, where the player has to find out where Ocelot was hiding and then use the sound source to shoot at him. Players can also shoot at Ocelot as he approaches the pipe, causing the steam to shoot out and harm him. Because of this, some fans, as well as a reviewer for the video game magazine Electronic Gaming Monthly, consider the boss fight to be ruined.

In the post-credits conversation with Solidus Snake in The Twin Snakes, Ocelot claims that he survived due to the FOXDIE vaccine. However, the Metal Gear Solid 4 Database states that it is unknown whether a vaccine even existed.

Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty[]

According to an interview with Yoji Shinkawa, Ocelot's missing right arm was originally to have been replaced by a mechanical prosthesis for Metal Gear Solid 2. However, it was later decided that Ocelot would instead possess a transplanted arm from Liquid Snake, due to latter's positive reception by fans of the previous game.[42] Originally, Ocelot was to have been unable to bend the fingers of his transplanted arm, but could do so whenever Liquid gained control of his body.

Ocelot's arm transplant was described as having been performed in Lyon, France, which was the location of the world's first hand transplant team. The first successful hand transplant was performed there on September 28, 1998, though the patient later had it amputated, after failing to follow the correct anti-rejection treatment and physical therapy prescribed by his physicians. On January 12, 2000, the first double hand transplant was also performed in Lyon.

In Kojima's "Grand Game Plan," it was intended that Ocelot, after boarding Metal Gear RAY on the tanker, would step on Sergei, rather than shoot him prior to boarding as he does in the final version. Ocelot was also to have held genuine loyalty to Solidus, and was also intended to have been killed by Snake.

While this is the first game to establish that Ocelot was a spy for the Patriots, any other role he might have had in the organization is left ambiguous. Later games would reveal that he was also one of the founding members of the Patriots.

Despite being a colleague of Psycho Mantis and to a lesser extent Vulcan Raven, both of whom possessed legitimate supernatural powers, as well as his previously being under the command of Colonel Volgin, who possessed electrokinetic abilities, Ocelot tells Fortune there's no such thing as "the supernatural." It should be noted that this had been a mistranslation, as he merely tells Fortune in the Japanese version that with current technology, miracles and even illusions could be created without commenting one way or another on whether the supernatural exists outside of technology or not.[43][44]

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater[]

Ocelot appears as his younger self in the prequel Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. The defection of NSA code breakers ADAM and EVA, the former of which was Ocelot, is based on a real life incident that occurred in September 1960. In real life, however, none of the NSA code breakers were named "Adamska," but rather William Hamilton Martin and Bernon F. Mitchell. Although he does not appear in Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Trial Edition, he does have a brief voice cameo near the end of the demo, where he attempts to talk a Colonel out of trying to nuke his fellows to no avail, though he is not actually identified. His shocked statement of what the Colonel was planning to do was also translated slightly differently from the final version. In the Trial Edition, he says "You're going to nuke your fellows!?", while in the final game, he says "You're going to nuke your fellow Russians!?"

Ocelot young

Major Ocelot in Metal Gear Solid 3.

Ocelot's trademark gesture, where he points two fingers as if a gun, was ad-libbed by Kanazawa Tarou, Ocelot's motion capture actor.[45] In addition, Tarou recalled that doing motion capture for Ocelot was troublesome, largely because his character was already confirmed to live through the game thanks to the prior games. He also mentioned that Kojima had to warn him that just because Ocelot doesn't die doesn't mean he can do "whatever he wants."[46]

The scene where EVA escapes from Ocelot's grip was originally intended to be much longer: EVA jumps down from the platform after kicking Ocelot, and Ocelot jumps down after her. Ocelot grabs her just as she boards her motorcycle, causing Snake to hesitate in pulling the trigger, as he'd risk hitting EVA if he attempted to shoot Ocelot. EVA then hits the accelerator hard and raises it in a similar fashion to a horse and attempts to hit Ocelot with the raised front wheel. Ocelot is hit, but won't let go, with EVA attempting to stand on the raised tire with the struggle continuing. This ultimately was cut from the final version, and was instead replaced with Ocelot falling off the platform after being kicked by EVA.[47]

The cutscene in which close-ups of Ocelot's and Naked Snake's eyes are shown in split-screen, prior to their duel at Bolshaya Past Crevice, was taken from the TV drama series 24.[48] After the duel with Snake, Ocelot exclaims, "You were lucky! We'll meet again!", the same words that he utters toward Solid Snake under similar circumstances in the original Metal Gear Solid.

Ocelot is one of the few Groznyj Grad personnel who is seen inside the weapons lab's west wing in spite of being below Colonel-class.[49]

The license plate of Ocelot's M-72 motorcycle in Groznyj Grad, which he used to pursue EVA and Naked Snake, was 3756 KOT, the latter characters meaning "cat" in Russian.

A hidden Easter egg shows Ocelot secretly in attendance during Big Boss's award ceremony at Langley. Pushing the First Person View button when President Johnson attempts to shake Snake's hand will reveal Ocelot standing outside the office window behind Johnson, performing his trademark gesture. This scene hints toward Ocelot's involvement with the CIA, prior to the big reveal in the post-credits scene.

Although Ocelot and The Boss's familial relationship can be deduced from the game's storyline, it is not made clear whether the two characters themselves were aware of it.

This is also the first game to hint that Ocelot played a major role in the founding of the Patriots, due to the post-credits conversation. However, it was left ambiguous whether he played any role in directly founding the organization beyond ensuring the Legacy was retrieved for the United States until Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, and to a lesser extent, Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops.

Ocelot is one of the few antagonist/boss in Metal Gear Solid 3 who is not an enemy of Naked Snake, as he indirectly helps him on several occasions. His boss fight is also one of the few that doesn't contain any supernatural elements in it and one of only two canon non-lethal fights Snake has in the storyline (the other being the first phase of the Volgin fight).

Ocelot was one of six unique characters for the first version of Metal Gear Online, included in Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence. His salute was his signature hand gesture, his CQC move was the regular CQC grab and throw technique, and he could only be playable by the highest ranking player, should that player pick the Ocelot Unit as his/her team. In the locker room screen, the player had the option of choosing the Single Action Army if playing as Ocelot.

During the Shagohod chase sequence, Ocelot insults Volgin in anger after the latter nearly killed him with the Shagohod's rocket boosters. In the Japanese version, he yells "Bitch!" in English. The English version tones it down slightly to "Son of a Bitch!"[50]

Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops[]

Ocelot strategist

The placeholder image representing the "deviously cunning strategist" (left), alongside the original image of Ocelot (right), featured in Portable Ops.

Some fans had previously speculated that Ocelot was the "deviously cunning strategist" who had planned The Boss's death, whom Gene mentions to Naked Snake in Portable Ops. This was contributed, in part, by the game's reuse of artwork, which originally depicted Ocelot, though it was obscured by shadow to make it virtually unrecognizable.

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots[]

In the English version of Metal Gear Solid 4, Patric Zimmerman, Revolver Ocelot's English voice actor in Metal Gear Solid and Metal Gear Solid 2, voiced Liquid Ocelot. However, the casting for the Japanese version occurred differently due to the death of Kōji Totani, Revolver Ocelot's Japanese voice actor in Metal Gear Solid and Metal Gear Solid 2, in 2006. As a result, Banjō Ginga, Liquid Snake's Japanese voice actor in Metal Gear Solid and Metal Gear Solid 2 as well as Zero's voice actor in Metal Gear Solid 3 and Portable Ops, was therefore cast to voice Liquid Ocelot.

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Artwork of Revolver Ocelot for Metal Gear Solid 4.

Ocelot's codename of ADAM was originally intended to be reused for a character in Metal Gear Solid 4, described as a handsome Russian soldier. However, he was cut out of the game early in development along with Snake-Man.

Although Old Snake comes into close proximity of Liquid Ocelot on at least two occasions in Metal Gear Solid 4, the new strain of FOXDIE within Snake did not immediately affect him. It isn't until the Liquid persona vanishes and Ocelot's original personality resurfaces that the FOXDIE kills him.

Despite Ocelot's prominence as a major antagonist and as a boss, all of his battles against the player, sans Metal Gear Solid 4, are depicted as being interrupted as immediately shown by the following cutscene during both of his respective boss battles in Metal Gear Solid and Metal Gear Solid 3; canonically, both outcomes are depicted as being inconclusive in regards to the actual winner of the fight. It is only in Metal Gear Solid 4 that the player is finally able to canonically defeat Ocelot (albeit as Liquid Ocelot). Before the final battle, Ocelot remarks that he and Snake still had "a score to settle." While potentially referencing Snake and Liquid's rivalry, this statement is also ironically true in regards to Ocelot's previous battles with both Naked Snake and Solid Snake.

In a sense, Ocelot has adopted The same behavior as his mother, The Boss -- sacrificing himself for a goal. The boss spread her desire for world peace by becoming Naked Snake's enemy and being killed by him to prove America's innocence. Ocelot removed the war economy from the world by becoming the enemy of Solid Snake, Raiden, Otacon, and others and being killed by Solid Snake so that they could destroy the Patriot AI, it also led Big Boss to finally understand The Boss' true intentions and end Zero's life and his own to end their era.

For the only time in the series, Ocelot wore leather shoes instead of his spurs in Guns of the Patriots.

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker[]

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker is the first Metal Gear Solid title not to feature Ocelot. He is indirectly mentioned in one of EVA's tapes to Big Boss, as the reason behind the assassination of The Sorrow, Ocelot's father, by The Boss, Ocelot's mother, in 1962 (specifically, his being threatened with death if neither side killed the other). He is also indirectly mentioned in Strangelove's tape to Big Boss, regarding The Boss's confession to Strangelove of when she discovered that was pregnant with her child in the middle of a mission. His role as a hostage during the 1962 mission to force a confrontation between The Boss and The Sorrow ironically resembled a similar situation in Metal Gear Solid 2 involving Sunny Emmerich and Rosemary being held hostage to force Raiden and Solidus into a fight, which Ocelot was indirectly responsible for. He also was given a subtle reference in the HD version of the game, where his catchphrase, "You're pretty good", was the name of an achievement/trophy issued to players who successfully managed to shoot a soldier in the rear end and instantly down them.

Super Smash Bros. series[]

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, during Solid Snake's in-game Codec conversation with Mei Ling regarding Pikachu, Ocelot is briefly mentioned as Snake recounts the famous torture sequence in Metal Gear Solid, implying that the lethality of Pikachu's electric-based attacks pales in comparison to the interrogation he endured at the hands of Ocelot. He also appeared as a sticker, which can only be worn by Ganondorf. Its effects on Ganondorf is increasing his Darkness attacks by 17.

Ocelot appears as one of the spirits in the game's World of Light mode, adopting his Snake Eater pachinko appearance. He possesses a puppet fighter of Fox McCloud from the Star Fox series (with the orange alternate outfit), and is fought at the Shadow Moses Island stage with increased ranged firepower and a constantly electrified floor. He is an advanced-class primary spirit who possesses 1705 power and can be enhanced at level 99, at which point he takes on his The Phantom Pain appearence. The spirit guards the level 4 lock monitor. His puppet fighter being Fox McCloud is most likely an allusion to FOXHOUND.

E3 Battle[]

Ocelot appeared as a participant in the Konami-sponsored event E3 Battle, where he defeated TwinBee and WinBee from the 1985 game TwinBee in the first round via his military might.[51] Ocelot then faced off against Liquid Snake in the second round, defeating him. He then promptly fought against the Beauty and the Beast Unit in the third round, of whom he finished off. He then proceeded to fight Raiden in the fourth round, only to lose against him.

Metal Gear Solid (1998)
Former member of the NSA, CIA, KGB, GRU, FOXHOUND, and others. A master of the Colt Single Action Army revolver.
―Revoler Ocelot's bio from E3 Battle

Metal Gear Solid: Social Ops[]


Major Ocelot's bio.

Ocelot also appeared in the Android/iOS game Metal Gear Solid: Social Ops, as a character and as several cards. He was also tied with EVA and Raiden with possessing the second most bios on his site, second only to Big Boss himself, detailing his time as a Major in Metal Gear Solid 3 and his time as Liquid Ocelot.

PlayStation All-Star Battle Royale[]

Ocelot never actually appears in this multi-game crossover between various franchises on the PlayStation systems, but he was alluded to with the 2v2 matches, where one of the names of the lineups is "Revolver Ocelots."

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes[]

Although Ocelot himself does not actually appear within Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes itself, he is referenced in the Déjà Vu Extra Op from Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, with his dialogue in Metal Gear Solid being imitated and paraphrased by Kazuhira Miller during the end quiz segment. Miller also briefly imitates Ocelot in an alternate post-mission conversation for the same mission if the player doesn't recreate all the mysterious photographs, parodying the post-credits conversation for Metal Gear Solid.

Ocelot is also an unlockable officer character for the Mother Base developer on the Ground Zeroes app.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain[]

Ocelot is the tritagonist of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

Ocelot appears sparsely in-game, primarily acting as a Codec contact alongside Miller. Metal Gear Solid V marks the first time he is freely contactable via Codec,[52] and is the first numerical Metal Gear Solid title in which he does not possess a blatant antagonistic role. According to Hideo Kojima's notes in the Piggyback Collector's Edition Guide's art gallery, Ocelot was given a neutral role to balance the story and act as a foil to the primary cast, who all seek some form of revenge. Troy Baker, Ocelot's Metal Gear Solid V voice actor, interprets Ocelot's overall characterization in the franchise to be comparable of Cid from the Final Fantasy series in that each time they appear, they have a different role and appearance.[53]

Kojima stated the intention for Ocelot to be a buddy character during the game's development, although this concept was less certain by autumn 2014 and was ultimately scrapped.

Ocelot will respond to attempts to tranquilize him when he is present, although he cannot be subdued. He may fight the effects while progressively slurring his words, or deliriously recite "La-li-lu-le-lo." He may also state "2 plus 2 equals 5," one of many references to the novel 1984 by George Orwell. In the novel, this false equation is used to represent people being brainwashed or manipulated to believe falsehoods at the behest of authority figures, a common theme in the Metal Gear series.

If Venom Snake does not shower for a long time, he will be greeted on Mother Base by soldiers who are overwhelmed by his odor. Ocelot will bluntly tell him he stinks before giving him an impromptu bath by dousing him with a bucket. If Quiet is with Snake and has a high enough bond level, she stops Ocelot from dousing him and non-verbally tells Snake to head to her cell for a shower.

If the player gets a game over and Ocelot is the one reacting to Snake's death, after yelling Snake's name, he grunts in pain. This is made more apparent in the Japanese version, and seems to suggest his hypnotherapy is wearing off and imply that it would only be in effect as long as Venom Snake was alive.[54]

Versus Battle[]

Ocelot also was an opponent on the series official website's Versus Battle, where he fought against Liquid and Solidus.

Master Gunslinger and Infiltrator
Revolvers Run Dry
The child of The Joy and The Sorrow, Ocelot’s myriad mercenary & spy skills allow him to battle and match wits with anyone
―Ocelot in Versus Battle; against Liquid
The Power of Revolver Ocelot + Liquid Snake
Solid Snake
The man known as Revolver Ocelot became known as Liquid Ocelot in 2007 when his mind became possessed by the clone known as Liquid Snake
―Ocelot in Versus Battle; against Solidus

Metal Gear Survive[]


Although Ocelot himself does not make an appearance in Metal Gear Survive, his trademark "You're pretty good" gesture is an unlockable gesture in the game, accessible by completing the event episode "The Encounter: Begin 1964 Event."

Other appearances[]

Although Revolver Ocelot himself doesn't appear in the IDW Sonic the Hedgehog comic series, the character Slinger the Ocelot is an obvious reference to him, as aside from sharing the same species as Ocelot's codename, he was also shown to have an affinity to revolver-type pistols and was even noted to have an extremely mysterious past, even by the standards of his group, the Diamond Cutters (itself a reference to both Diamond Dogs and FOXHOUND). Aside from Slinger, the character Mimic, while primarily based regarding animal and job on Decoy Octopus, was partly based on Ocelot regarding his treacherous nature.

Similarly, although Ocelot himself doesn't appear in Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls, the three-star item Ocelot's Beret was a direct reference to him and to an extent his Ocelot Unit.


Metal Gear Solid/The Twin Snakes[]

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Revolver Ocelot's depiction in The Twin Snakes.

Prior to the torture scene, Ocelot warns the player not to use auto-fire controls in order to resist, otherwise he will know. Doing so will cause the electrocution to continue onward after the timer has stopped, disable input from the controller, and will kill the player. The game detects if an auto-fire controller is in use by setting a button-press thresh-hold. If the button-press speed exceeds this thresh-hold, the game will automatically assume that the player is using an auto-fire controller and will trigger the instant death.[55]

Depending on the player's actions during the game, Ocelot will have different dialogue in certain scenes:

  • During the fight against Ocelot, should Snake accidentally kill Kenneth Baker, Ocelot will shout, "You idiot!" during the Game Over sequence ("You stupid fool!" in The Twin Snakes).
  • If the player loses to Ocelot too many times, Ocelot will remark that Snake will never live up to the Boss's name (referring to Liquid Snake) post-battle. Likewise, Ocelot will also give a different response when his hand is cut off by the Ninja.
  • Prior to the torture sequence, if the player hasn't saved in a long time, Ocelot will remark to Snake, "You really wanna travel down that long road again?"
  • If Snake is killed during the torture session, Liquid will berate Ocelot for "doing it again" during the Game Over sequence, with Ocelot apologizing. This is in reference to the supposedly botched torture session with the DARPA Chief.
  • If Snake submits to the torture, Ocelot will remark that Snake is apparently "human" after all, and that he intends to make well of his promise of torturing and killing Meryl if Snake submitted to the torture. He also calls Snake out on his submitting to the torture and placing Meryl in danger.
  • If the player refuses to submit to the torture session in the original PlayStation version, Ocelot reveals that Snake is actually the inferior clone, and that the U.S. President is the third clone known as Solidus, during the post-credits telephone conversation. He also refers to keeping "the woman" under surveillance.

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater[]

  • If Snake kills Ocelot after he is knocked unconscious in the Virtuous Mission, or during the fight with Colonel Volgin in the Shagohod hangar, a Game Over will occur. Colonel Campbell from the previous games will then berate Snake for causing a Time Paradox: "Snake, what have you done?! You created a Time Paradox!" Performing this in the HD Collection version will also grant the player an achievement/trophy humorously titled "Problem Solved, Series Over." Also, if the player wounds Ocelot during the Virtuous Mission, he'll be wearing a bandage on the wounded area for the rest of the game.[source?]
  • Shooting the markhor during Snake's battle with Ocelot, at Bolshaya Past Crevice, will cause Ocelot to yell, "Son of a bitch!" Also, Ocelot will be overjoyed if the player, during subsequent playthroughs, managed to twirl the SAA, although he will eventually grow impatient if the player keeps it up and eventually shoots you out of irritation.
  • Ocelot displays rising enthusiasm every time he reloads his revolvers in the boss battle, getting faster and faster at it every time.
  • The player can shoot Ocelot's beret off his head, which he will attempt to retrieve even at the cost of opening himself for an attack.
  • If Snake had any food in his backpack when he was captured by Volgin, EVA will reveal to him that Ocelot stole all of the food and ate it, during an optional radio conversation, after retrieving his gear.[56]
  • During the fight with Volgin, if the player tosses up Rations, Instant Noodles, or Calorie Mates to Ocelot, he'll return the favor by supplying Snake with life medicine and ammunition for the Single Action Army. This instance if done in front of Volgin will also provide an opening for a free hit on the latter, due to it causing Volgin to turn towards Ocelot and yell "Ocelot, whose side are you on!?" If the player shakes up Ocelot while he is unconscious during the Virtuous Mission, the player can also procure a mousetrap.
  • In the final duel onboard the WIG had four scenarioes, depending on the actions the player chose: Choose the loaded weapon and shoot Ocelot; Choose the loaded weapon and not shoot Ocelot; Choose the loaded weapon and narrowly miss Ocelot, and choose the unloaded weapon. Ocelot will either take both SAAs after the duel, or, if the player chose the final option, let Snake keep the unloaded SAA. This will also allow the player to use the SAA in subsequent playthroughs.
  • A hidden R1 moment shows Ocelot secretly in attendance during Big Boss's award ceremony. Doing this in the Metal Gear Solid: HD Collection will earn the player the trophy achievement "The Cat's out of the Bag."

Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops recruitment[]

"Commander of the Ocelot Unit, an elite team of GRU operatives. Received special treatment as the son of a hero, enabling him to reach the rank of major while still a teenager. It was Snake who first suggested that he use a revolver."
―Official description in Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops

In Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops, the player is given the option to recruit Ocelot. Ocelot is not recruited in the normal manner, but is unlocked after completing the game, in the next playthrough. This section details how the recruitment takes place.

  • After recruiting Sokolov, the player will be informed of a Spy Report from the Silo Entrance that was never actually received. Head to the Silo Entrance and interrogate the Soviet Officer located on top of the bridge area. The Officer will mention "a man with twirling revolvers" who was seen in the Town.
  • A Spy Report from the Town will then be received, regarding a Government Official who prowls around at night time. Head to the Town at nightfall and locate the Government Official in one of the upper buildings. Interrogate him about the "revolver-twirling man," and he will mention that he went to the Airport to visit a friend.
  • Travel to the Airport and interrogate the FOX soldier at the control deck in order to learn the man's radio frequency: 141.23.
  • Recruit EVA (for more information on how to do so, see here).
  • Next, travel to the Ravine and infiltrate its communication building. To do so, find the Key located on the second level of a nearby cave. Enter the building and contact the man's frequency (141.23), who is then revealed to be Ocelot. After the following conversation, proceed to complete the game and Ocelot will be automatically be recruited in the next playthrough.

Metal Gear Online 3[]

Ocelot is a bonus character for Metal Gear Online 3. He possesses similar mobility to those of the Scout-class, and his health and stamina are between those of the Scout-class and Enforcer-class. He also has the signature ability of "Shalashaska", which endows him with the following abilities:

  • WEAPONS+: Lv.3
  • TACTICAL+: Lv.2
  • LETHAL AIM+: Lv.3
  • INTEL+: Lv.3
  • OPTICS+: Lv.2
  • SHIELD+: Lv.1
  • CQC STEALTH+: Lv.2
  • FULTON+: Lv.1

He also has 27 ability slots, most of which are related to Intel, and as such technically makes him more powerful than Venom Snake.

His signature weapon is the Tornado-6, which allows him to either double wield the pistols, or otherwise use one in conjunction with a shield. It also allows for ricochets, with it only requiring that the player mark an enemy with the weapon to pull it off, as it locks on automatically.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain[]

On December 5, 2014, Ocelot was confirmed to be a playable character in Metal Gear Online 3 via the debut trailer for The Game Awards. While playing Ocelot, players may utilize his Tornado-6 revolvers and can ricochet bullets that can track enemies.

On August 1, 2017, Ocelot via an update became playable for FOB infiltrations, making him the first major character besides Venom Snake to be playable in the game. His head options cannot be changed, although he has a slightly higher camouflage capability. He's also able to dual wield and do ricochet shots with his Tornado-6 revolvers.[57] This update was erroneously reported as having occurred on July 31, 2017.[58] Currently, his marking interrogation is left silent, and he cannot medal up, and his dual-wielding is ineffective.

His pose when successfully infiltrating an FOB has him supplying a variation of his trademark hand gesture and smirking.[59]


Non-canon appearances[]



Metal Gear Solid[]

Sons of Liberty[]

Snake Eater, Portable Ops and Guns of the Patriots[]

The Phantom Pain[]

Snake Eater Pachislot[]

Notes and references[]

  1. ^ Metal Gear Solid, Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (1998).
  2. ^ a b c "Hideo Kojima: Game Guru, Movie Maniac," by Steven Kent, Gamers Today (1999).
  3. ^ Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (2004). [1]
  4. ^ Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, Kojima Productions (2010).
    Ocelot is indirectly mentioned in one of EVA's tape recordings to Big Boss, regarding the reasons for The Sorrow's assassination by The Boss.
  5. ^ Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (2004).
    Ocelot: I can't say it feels good to kill a comrade, even if it is for GRU.
  6. ^
  7. ^ a b c d Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Kojima Productions (2015).
    Cassette Tapes > Ocelot's Briefing [3] > Meeting Ocelot, and the Formation of a Certain Organization
  8. ^ Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Kojima Productions (2008).
  9. ^ a b c d Metal Gear Solid, Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (1998).
    Naomi and Campbell mention this in a Codec call during the boss battle with Ocelot.
  10. ^ a b Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Kojima Productions (2015).
    Ocelot: My roles here include training our soldiers and supporting you during missions. Since I'm still technically working for the GRU as well, I can't accompany you in the field. Don't take it personally.
  11. ^ Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Kojima Productions (2015).
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  13. ^ a b c Metal Gear Solid, Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (1998).
    Revolver Ocelot: We live in a sad age. Imperialism, totalitarianism, perestroika... Twentieth century Russia had its share of problems, but at least they had an ideology. Russia today has nothing. // Solid Snake: They’re struggling between freedom and order. And with that struggle, a new spirit of nationalism has been born. // Ocelot: The boss [Liquid Snake] has a close friend high up in the Russian government. He’s currently the head of Spetsnaz. He’s agreed to purchase this new nuclear-weapons system. The Hind was just a down payment. // Snake: So you’re in this for the money? // Ocelot: I don’t need money. I want Russia to be reborn... to lead a brave, new world order.
  14. ^ Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (2001)
    Sergei Gurlukovich: Russia will rise again -- and RAY is the key. // Revolver Ocelot: I regret to inform you that I have no intention of selling Metal Gear. [...] //Gurlukovich: Ocelot, you - - ! Have you sold us out? // Ocelot: I was never in your employ, Gurlukovich. // Gurlukovich: Are you still in league with Solidus…!? // Ocelot: No hard feelings, Colonel. Mother Russia can rot for all I care. // Gurlukovich: Since when, Ocelot! When did you turn? // Ocelot: I’m glad you noticed comrade. I abandoned ‘her’ during the Cold War. // Gurlukovich: Hah---! // Ocelot: Metal Gear only has room for one!
  15. ^ a b Metal Gear Solid 4 Database, Kojima Productions (2008). "Revolver Ocelot"
  16. ^ Metal Gear Solid 4 Database, Kojima Productions (2008). "Timeline"
  17. ^ a b c Hideo Kojima (ca. 2004).
    "In many ways, Ocelot considers Big Boss his teacher. That is why many years later he joined Fox Hound, because he wants to be in the same organization Big Boss was in, even though when he joined, Big Boss was already dead. That is why Ocelot joined in Liquid's unit, even though Liquid did not know this reason."
    Retrieved from
  18. ^ Metal Gear Solid (Briefing), Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (1998).
    Liquid Snake [...] 2000 Joins FOX-HOUND and becomes battle leader of the new FOX-HOUND.
  19. ^ Metal Gear Solid, Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (1998).
    Revolver Ocelot: ...No, sir. My cover is intact. Nobody knows who I really am. [...] Yes, the DARPA Chief knew my identity, but he's been disposed of.
  20. ^ Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Kojima Productions (2008).
    Big Mama: Naturally, Ocelot and I planned to free him [Big Boss] from Zero's prison. [...] Ocelot tortured the DARPA Chief, Donald Anderson - also known as Sigint - to death... And made it look like an accident. [...] With Para-Medic and Sigint dead, Zero was the only one left.
  21. ^ Metal Gear Solid, Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (1998).
    (The scene changes. We see three men standing in a small group around an unidentified body [Donald Anderson].) // First man [Liquid Snake]: You fool! You've killed him!! // Second man [Revolver Ocelot]: I'm sorry, Sir. // (A third man speaks, his voice is distorted, as if speaking through a gas mask.) // Third man [Mantis]: ...His mental shielding was very strong. I could not dive into his mind. // First man [Liquid]: Now we'll never get that detonation code... // Third man [Mantis]: Boss, I have a good idea. // (We are back in the cell area. The woman runs into an elevator and turns around quickly. She fires her gun at Snake, he dodges it easily.)
  22. ^ Metal Gear Solid, Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (1998).
    Revolver Ocelot: You're a soldier. You should understand. You and I can't continue to live in a world like this. We need tension...conflict. The world today has become too soft. We're living in an age where true feelings are suppressed. So we're going to shake things up a bit. We'll create a world dripping with tension... ...a world filled with greed and suspicion, bravery and cowardice. You want the same thing that we do. Liquid Snake is the one. He is an incredible man. He is the man who can really make it happen.
    Note: This conversation can only be unlocked if the player managed to endure the third torture round.
  23. ^ Metal Gear Solid, Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (1998).
    Revolver Ocelot: What should I do about the woman? Yes sir [Solidus]. I'll keep her under surveillance.
    It is assumed that the woman Ocelot was referring to is either Meryl Silverburgh or Naomi Hunter, the former due to the above dialogue only appearing in the "Meryl" ending of Metal Gear Solid. However, in the remake Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes, Ocelot's dialogue also appears in the alternate "Otacon" ending, in which Meryl does not survive.
  24. ^ Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (script), Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (2001).
    Solidus Snake: How much do you think we spent on that arm in Lyon. The best transplant surgery team in the world -- Revolver Ocelot: I never trust a Frenchman.
  25. ^ Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (2001).
    Ocelot: ...Yes, at the location we discussed…
  26. ^ Metal Gear Solid 4 Database, Kojima Productions (2008). "Liquid Ocelot"
  27. ^ Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Kojima Productions (2008).
    Drebin: The White House might've lost its taste for unilateralism... Started to rebuild. But there's a lot of failed states out there that went bankrupt from their PMC habits... And they owe a shit load of money. Now only question is... Who's gonna pick up the tab? I'm sure these new governments will try and keep it under control with PMC corporate reform laws... But it ain't gonna be good enough. They're all sunk up to their eyeballs in the war economy. Might not be a New World Order... But the old order under the war economy's gone for good. I'm guessin' the UN is gonna be more important than ever, what with multilateralism and all. A certain President said it best back during the Cold War... For in the development of this organization rests the only true alternative to war. Then again, the UN itself's just an old 20th-century relic. And if you think about it... When you look at its history... It ain't that different from the Patriots.
  28. ^ Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Kojima Productions (2015).
    *Mother Base soldier 1: So, uhh... who do you like? // Mother Base soldier 2: Huh? What do you mean? // Mother Base soldier 1: Are you Team Miller, or Team Ocelot? // Mother Base soldier 2: Oh, that. No preference. // Mother Base soldier 1: Oh yeah? Most of the girls here go for one or the other. Mother base soldier 2: Wouldn't that be the boss? Mother Base soldier 1: The boss is... well, the boss. Mother Base soldier 2: I... don't really follow... But anyway, h-honestly the commander kind of scares me. And Ocelot? You can never tell what he's really thinking. Mother Base soldier 1: Mm-hmmm, picky type, huh? Mother Base soldier 2: I'm not interested in a relationship right now. And if you are, I don't suggest working in a place like this. Mother Base soldier 1: I guess you're right...
  29. ^ Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Kojima Productions (2015).
    .45-caliber revolver decorated with high-quality engraving, rumored to have been used by a notorious triple-crosser. But does it give you a tactical advantage...?"
  30. ^ Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Kojima Productions (2015).
    These can be seen in Ocelot's Mother Base profile.
  31. ^ Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Kojima Productions (2015).
    Ocelot: Understanding a language, and being able to interpret from that language for somebody else, are two different things. Juggling languages at a rapid-fire pace is more difficult than you might think, so... in other words, while I do speak Russian, don't expect me to do your interpreting.
  32. ^ Metal Gear Solid, Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (1998).
    Liquid Snake: We're shorthanded, so make this little torture show of yours as short as possible. // Revolver Ocelot: Torture? This is an interrogation. // Liquid Snake: As you wish.
  33. ^ Metal Gear Solid, Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (1998).
    Liquid Snake, while disguised as Master Miller, theorizes this to Solid Snake in an optional Codec conversation, during the latter's fight with Ocelot.
  34. ^ Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Kojima Productions (2015).
    Cassette Tapes > Truth > Les Enfants Terribles
    Big Boss: [chuckle] You [Ocelot] never did like the French. // Ocelot: Ugh, all the Catherine the Great, aristocratic pompousness gets to me, that’s all. Palace talk! They can keep it.
  35. ^ Metal Gear Solid 4 Database, Kojima Productions (2008). "Adamska"
    The Database claims that Adamska is Russian in origin, when in reality it is the Polish feminine form of Adamski.
  36. ^ Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (2001).
    Vamp: Crazy Ivan sometimes speaks the truth.
  37. ^ Metal Gear Solid, Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (1998).
    Vulcan Raven: So, General Ivan, I hear he took your hand as well as your dignity. // Revolver Ocelot (Codec): Watch your tongue, Shaman!
  38. ^ Metal Gear Solid Official Mission Handbook, Millennium Books (1998).
  39. ^ Metal Gear Solid: Digital Graphic Novel
  40. ^ Metal Gear Solid: Guns of the Patriots, Project Itoh (2012, English)
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  42. ^ Yoji Shinkawa interview by Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (2002).
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  49. ^ Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (2004).
    Ocelot is seen in the lobby when The Boss leaves Colonel Volgin to beat up Naked Snake. While it isn't outright stated, it's implied that Ocelot's presence in the area is due to Volgin.
  50. ^ Board screwing up/MGS2: Lost in Translation Hyper Edition - - Page 4 :: Forums :: THE SNAKE SOUP (
  51. ^ Metal Gear Solid Facebook Page
    It's the final day of Round 1 in the Konami E3 Character Battles! Get your votes in on the next 8 match-ups @
    Who will ascend to Round 2 today? Can the duo of TwinBee and WinBee take on the military might of Revolver Ocelot? Make your vote count and determine the winner!— with Jonatan Ramirez.
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  53. ^ Troy Baker Shares New Details About MGS V: The Phantom Pain, The Absence of David Hayter And Ocelot
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  55. ^ Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snakes - Resist! Resist! 2 - YouTube
  56. ^ Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, Konami Computer Entertainment Japan (2004).
    EVA informs Naked Snake of his food's disappearance during an optional radio conversation.
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