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This article is about a non-canonical topic in the Metal Gear series.

Higharolla Kockamamie was a terrorist from the country of Teristan and the eight-times recipient of the "Merciless Man of the Year," as well as the "world's premiere bad guy." His stronghold, Fortress Fanatic, was located on the outskirts of Ishkabibil.

Kockamamie acquired Metal Gear from Colonel Vermon CaTaffy, after the latter sought asylum from him in the aftermath of Solid Snake stopping his plans, and in part because they were both "'Rolla Radicals."[1] He commanded several soldiers utilizing Uzi machine guns.

Behind the scenes

Higharolla Kockamamie is a character mentioned on the packaging and in the instruction manual of the Nintendo Entertainment System game Snake's Revenge.[2] Like CaTaffy, Kockamamie is not mentioned in the game at all and the ultimate antagonist is a cybernetic version of Big Boss. Kockamamie does, however, have a visual appearance in an advertisement poster for both Snake's Revenge and Super C, which depicted him as a maniacal, thin-mouthed, bearded man with a military cap.[3] While Snake's Revenge was never released in Japan, the game was developed by a Japanese staff, so it can be assumed that Kockamamie was a creation of the game's localization, much like CaTaffy.

His name is a play of former Iranian leader Ayatollah Khomeini, as well as the word cockamamie, which means "ridiculous" or "trifling."


  1. ^ Snake's Revenge box art, Ultra Games (1990).
    After his plan to rule the world rusted away, crazed Vermon CaTaffy went psycho. Unfortunately, [Solid Snake's] two best friends took the brunt of his frenzy and lost their fight to live. As nutty as ever, CaTaffy has sought asylum from the world's premier bad guy-Higharolla Kockamamie. Grateful to this 'Rolla Radical, the Colonel has donoted the biggest, baddest Ultra-Sheik Nuclear Attack Tank to his fellow madman's world dominating cause.
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