This article illustrates the wide range of character appearances throughout the Metal Gear series.
|Protagonist, was playable and was a principle focus for the narrative.||
Appeared, was depicted with both original graphical assets and voice acting/ dialogue.
|Appeared, but was with no ambiguity the character's final appearence during their lifetime.||Cameo appearence, had little screen time for the substantial influence they had on the narrative, or had a brief appearance with either original graphical assets or voice acting/dialogue.||Impersonated by a character or entity.||Made a posthumous appearence, e.g. as a ghost, or the character's body played a part in the case of Solidus Snake.||
The character's existence was acknowledged /mentioned.