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Commander of the rogue Mbele child soldiers

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A commander of the rogue Mbele child soldiers was the leader of the child soldier squad in Angola-Zaire border region who broke away from the main Mbele force in 1984.[1] Rogue child soldiers kidnapped their XO and wanted to used him to lure out the Mbele general in retaliation for being forced to kill their own families. However, their plan was ruined by Venom Snake, who infiltrated the camp on a mission for the main Mbele force and extracted both the commander of the child soldiers and the XO. While being rescued, the XO revealed that he killed the general a short time ago in retaliation for forcing him to kill his parents while blindfolded when he was a child. In addition, he was responsible for causing the child soldier squad to break away from the Mbele force.

Like everyone else in his squad, the commander was born Buta, but was still forced to become part of the Mbele general's force.

After the commander was extracted alongside the XO, Diamond Dogs' subcommander, Kazuhira Miller, in order to protect them from potential retribution from the Mbele forces, proceeded to fake their deaths, his report on the commander's death in particular implied that he took his own life to avoid capture, sacrificing their pay in the process.

Behind the scenes

The Commander of the rogue Mbele child soldiers is a key character in the mission "Aim True, Ye Vengeful" in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

Dummied data for the game indicated that, despite Kazuhira Miller's insistence of not having the child soldiers play direct roles in Diamond Dogs, the child soldier commander would have been a staff member for Mother Base.[2]


  1. ^ Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Kojima Productions (2015).
    Kazuhira Miller (briefing): That's the commander of the child soldier splinter group. He may be a kid, but he got his platoon to revolt, abducted a militant faction's XO, and made off with a cache of weapons and ammo. Those kids are brainwashed with gunpowder from an early age, taught to kill, kill, kill. Real "elites." One of your objectives is to capture the commander and bring him to Mother Base.
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