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Four Horsemen
Four Horsemen
Biographical information
Nationality Flag of the United Kingdom British
Flag of Germany German
Flag of the United States American
Died December 24, 1999
Zanzibar Land
Physical description
Ethnicity Caucasian
Career and family information
Affiliation(s) Zanzibar Land
UDT[1]
GSG 9[1]
SAS[1]
Metal Gear information
Main appearance(s) Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake
Created by Hideo Kojima

The Four Horsemen were an assassination squad employed by Zanzibar Land that specialized in close-quarters battle.[1][2][3] They were named after the biblical figures from the Book of Revelation known as the "Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse."

BiographyEdit

Early careerEdit

The Four Horsemen were comprised of former elite members of SAS, GSG 9 and UDT.[1] They utilized their combined skills within confined spaces to great advantage,[1] and took their missions directly from Zanzibar Land's president, Big Boss, when the target was of high priority.[3]

Zanzibar Land DisturbanceEdit

Main article: Zanzibar Land Disturbance

The Four Horsemen fought against Solid Snake in the central elevator of the Tower Building, during the Zanzibar Land Disturbance, under orders from Big Boss and his lieutenant, Gray Fox. While heading up to the higher floors, Snake's was forcibly halted,[2] and the Four Horsemen descended from the roof to attack him.[3] However, despite outnumbering Snake, the four were defeated after being taken on one at a time.

Behind the scenesEdit

In the original MSX2 version of Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, the Four Horsemen (フォー・ホースメン Fō Hōsumen?) were named Ultra Box (ウルトラボックス Urutora Bokkusu?), after the British pop band Ultravox (both are spelled and pronounced the same way in Japanese). Their name was changed to the Four Horsemen in the re-released versions of the game.

There is a mandatory battle in Metal Gear Solid that resembles the boss fight against the Four Horsemen in Metal Gear 2, in which the player must fight off four enemy soldiers who ambush the player in an elevator.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, Konami Corporation (1990).
    George Kasler: The Four Horsemen... A [sic] assassination squad assembled from former SAS, GSG9, and UDT, specializing in enclosed spaces. They're all seasoned veterans who'll kill a man without blinking an eye. You'd be crazy to try and take 'em all on at once. Best to pick 'em off one by one instead...Over and out.
  2. ^ a b Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, Konami Corporation (1990).
    Gray Fox: [Solid] Snake! Snake! ...It's me, Gray Fox. // Solid Snake: Fox!// Fox: You should have listened to my warnings, Snake. Now I'm afraid our friendship is at an end. That elevator is going to be your tomb. // Snake: What?! // Fox: Do you hear that sound? That's a assassination team. They specialize in confined spaces... I'm sure you'll put up a good fight. // Snake: The ceiling---!! // Fox: It was nice talking to you one last time, Snake... Over and out.
  3. ^ a b c Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, Konami Corporation (1990).
    Four Horsemen: We are the Four Horsemen, a top-secret assassination squad. We get our orders directly from the President. Consider this an honor... we only fry the big fish!

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