|Died||December 24, 1999|
|Career and family information|
|Affiliation(s)||Zanzibar Land |
|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. They were named after the biblical figures from the Book of Revelation known as the "Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse."
The Four Horsemen were comprised of former elite members of SAS, GSG 9 and UDT. They utilized their combined skills within confined spaces to great advantage, and took their missions directly from Zanzibar Land's president, Big Boss, when the target was of high priority.
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 lieutanant, Gray Fox. While heading up to the higher floors, Snake's elevator was forcibly halted, and the Four Horsemen descended from the roof to attack him. 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.
|Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake characters|
| Solid Snake — Roy Campbell — Master Miller — George Kasler — Charlie|
Kio Marv — Holly White — Gustava Heffner — Johan Jacobsen
Big Boss — Gray Fox — Drago Pettrovich Madnar
Black Ninja — Running Man — Red Blaster — Four Horsemen — Jungle Evil — Night Fright