He was seen socializing with Eli, who got angry when Etepe brought up his father who worked in mines, due to his hatred for his own father. He further got angry when Etepe called him by his real name. Etepe witnessed Eli threaten a Diamond Dogs soldier. Ocelot defeated Eli with CQC, before everybody dispersed. Etepe was later seen holding a rifle to a Diamond Dogs pilot when a number of child soldiers led by Eli stole Metal Gear Sahelanthropus and escaped Mother Base.