A garrote is a weapon, most often referring to a handheld ligature of chain, rope, scarf, wire or fishing line used to strangle a person. It is sometimes used for assassinations or executions, and can also act as an effective counter against CQC.


Peace Sentinel

Peace Sentinel scouts stationed in Central Heredia, Costa Rica used garrote wires as a means to counter CQC, by grabbing an opponent with them and then forcing them onto their own back in order to strangle them. This tactic was encountered by the Militaires Sans Frontières, of which subcommander Kazuhira Miller warned Big Boss to be wary.[1]


During XOF's attack at the Dhekelia SBA Memorial Hospital in Cyprus, Skull Face's personal assassin garrotted both Alexandra Pikrammenos and Dr. Evangelos Constantiou. Although she successfully killed the former without much resistance, she struggled slightly against Constantinou, during which he attempted to draw his gun at her, though she ultimately succeeded in killing him.

Haven Troopers

During the Guns of the Patriots Incident in 2014, Haven Troopers utilized garrotes against Solid Snake, knowing how to counter his CQC attempts against them.

Notes and references

  1. ^ Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, Kojima Productions (2010).
    Briefing Files > Briefing Library > Miller > Soldier Types > Scouts:
    Kazuhira Miller: ... In addition to wielding normal weapons, the scouts also carry wires. // Naked Snake (Big Boss): Hm... Sounds like these guys know their CQC. // Miller: Could be. We've been getting reports of CQC attacks being blocked by wires. Stay alert.

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