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Guy Goes To Wedding, Discovers Uncle Is Real-Life Solid Snake

Real Life Solid Snake (Image courtesy Gameplayer)
By Andrew Liszewski

As the story goes, a reader of the Official Australian PlayStation magazine by the name of Alistair Richardson sent in this photo he took at a wedding of an uncle he hadn’t seen in quite a few years. Of course the reason he took the photo was because it turns out his uncle is obviously Solid Snake from Metal Gear Solid. I’m pretty sure that game was semi-biographical right? The photos were then cleverly doctored by Gameplayer to show Snake in his more recognizable uniform, and to remove all doubt as to who this really is.

…I have a brother and he got married recently, so I was at the wedding and there were lots of family members about, some of which I had not seen for years. One man in particular caught my attention. An uncle of mine that had aged considerably since I last saw him – maybe more than ten years prior. I looked at him and thought “I recognise that face and not just as the face of my aged uncle.” Then it dawned on me and I found myself thinking “Snake……. Solid Snake?……Snake….What happened…………. Snake………… SSNNNAAAAAKE!”

I had my camera with me and snapped a few shots. So there you have it! Solid Snake in real life! I thought he was a carpenter, but it looks like my uncle is a badass stealth killer.

The only downside is that during the reception he ended up sitting next to his uncle and had to endure hours of cutscenes in between the speeches and the meal. But it makes me wonder who I might run into at the next wedding I attend… oh wait… I almost forgot… I don’t get invited to weddings anymore after ‘the incident’.

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  • mcman

    I don’t see anything that says his uncle admitted to this. Plus the nose is completely different.

  • TOstevo

    @mcman: Wow you’re right! They are lying to us! But why? Only the real Snake can explain this mystery. We shall not rest until we find him. I’ll search all the weddings in the northern hemisphere, you take the southern. Good luck my friend!

  • http://www.ohgizmo.com Andrew Liszewski

    Phew! Thanks for stepping up to the plate TOstevo. I was getting worried that I’d have to be the one to make the sarcastic response.

  • http://gamesblog.ugo.com Daigoji

    Epic, but now that Snake is “retired”, I wonder what he is going to do with the Solid Eye and Octocam…. *checks ebay for any recent Philanthropy spy gear additions*

  • TOstevo

    You keep these great posts coming, I got you covered sarcasm-wise.

    (virtual high-five!)

  • http://www.ohgizmo.com david

    LOL. Come on guys, be nice to mcman. He’s one of our most loyal commenters. I’m sure we can all forgive his momentary lapse of blind credulity at everything we report. plus he may have a point. I believe I detect a slightly tighter radius in the middle of the earlobe of the alleged real life snake than the virtual one. I don’t believe we can call this one a definite without further forensic evidence.

  • Mike

    Guys, that’s clearly Big Boss, not Snake.

  • marcus

    that’s old Snake.
    Big Boss is dead for ages and Solid got FOXDIE’d.
    though this is great for a quick laugh.

  • Mike

    Looks like somebody didn’t watch the final cutscene….

  • mcman

    Listen cracking wisenhimers! I have no idea who Snake what’s his name is nor do I care. I do realize that he’s obviously in some video game but since I have a life, I don’t play video games. The point is that lots of video game characters are modeled after real people and many of them are not famous. IE: the guy that was getting stiffed by the GTA people.

    I was merely pointing out the differences and yes I did know that the entire story was for comic relief. However, I can take it and @2 did throw out a pretty good one.

  • mcman

    Sorry for being an assole. I don’t have a life actually..I’m just messing with you all.

  • travis

    yeah, way to go marcus. if your gonna try and participate in a conversation, get your facts straight. although you are correct with the name old snake, proving that you might have played the game for maybe 5 or 6 hours, or who knows, maybe you are one of those people that skips all of the cutscenes.

  • Eythan

    I find new heroes on the internet every single day. Comments are an amazing thing.
    Great post, Andrew.

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    I was merely pointing out the differences and yes I did know that the entire story was for comic relief.