In late 1964, Naked Snake carried Cuban cigars with him during the Virtuous Mission and Operation Snake Eater. He also gets annoyed whenever people either mistake cigars for cigarettes or treat both as the same thing. Immediately prior to making his HALO jump in the Virtuous Mission, Snake smoked a cigar in the back of the plane, much to the annoyance of his instructor and Major Zero, before stamping it out. After Snake was hospitalized following the first mission's failure, Zero visited him in an ICU, and provided him with a cigar. Aside from recreational use, Snake also used them to burn leeches from his body, and as an improvised torch in darkened areas.
While meeting with clients prior to the 1974 Peace Walker Incident, Snake's lighter stopped working in the rainy weather in Colombia, and he was unable to smoke a cigar. Ramón Gálvez Mena then offered him the use of his own lighter, which was built into the forefinger of his prosthetic hand. Snake later supplied FSLN comandante Amanda Valenciano Libre with a Cuban cigar after rescuing she and her troops in Rio del Jade, Costa Rica. Amanda's brother Chico intended to smoke one of Snake's cigars after he was seemingly given one, though Snake immediately snatched it back when it was lit, telling Chico that it wasn't for kids. Following Galvèz's death, Snake continued to use his prosthetic hand as a cigar lighter.
During the Liberian Civil War in the 1980s, Solidus Snake smoked cigars.
During 2018, the Colorado senator Steven Armstrong frequently smoked cigars. He once smoked a cigar after beating Raiden to a pulp during their fight in Pakistan.
Behind the scenes Edit
- "Highly addictive and hazardous to your health."
- — Cigars description in Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
The Cigars item appears in Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. It is almost identical to the cigarettes from previous games, slowly depleting the Life Gauge whenever it is equipped. Cigars also have additional uses, such as removing leeches in the Survival Viewer, driving away hornets, or providing some illumination in dark areas.
Although Naked Snake does not smoke in Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops, he does make up a story about intending to procure Colombian cigars for Major Ocelot, to explain why he knew the latter's radio frequency, upon contacting him. Similarly, although Big Boss was not shown smoking cigars in Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker during gameplay, he does smoke them during various cutscenes.
Notes and referencesEdit
- ^ VIDEO DATA ACCESS FILE #01000100: "MAKE It Right - "Sword" - METAL GEAR RISING"