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Jungle Evil was a Zanzibar Land mercenary who specialized in ambush techniques and guerilla warfare as the self-styled "King of the Jungle."

Biography

Early career

Jungle Evil was once an operative for the South African Special Forces Brigade. Before that, he served as a mercenary in Vietnam and southern Yemen. During his time as a mercenary, he single-handedly destroyed two entire troop companies, causing him to be viewed as being more of a beast than a human being.[1]

Zanzibar Land Disturbance

Main article: Zanzibar Land Disturbance

Jungle Evil fought against Solid Snake during Operation Intrude F014 in front of the biological research laboratory, west of the detention camp.[2] Despite having the advantage in the highland, Jungle Evil was defeated by Snake. He also carried two card keys, one of which Snake obtained immediately after he was defeated, and the second when Snake had to search the highland for the other key upon advice from an anonymous fan.[3]

Behind the scenes

Jungle Evil (ジャングル・イーブル Janguru Īburu?) is a boss character who appears in Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake. He was originally named Predator (プレデター Puredetā?) in the MSX2 version of the game, after the film and titular character of the same name. His name was later changed in the re-released versions of Metal Gear 2. For unexplained reasons, Jungle Evil and Red Blaster are not featured in the Boss Survival mode, which was included in the re-released versions.

The Metal Gear Solid 4 Database incorrectly attributes the alias, "The Phantom Assassin," and the wearing of high-tech radar-invisible camouflage, to Jungle Evil.[4] These were actually features of fellow Zanzibar Land mercenary Night Fright,[5] whose own database entry omits said details.[6] It is possible that the mix-up occurred due to both being renowned guerilla fighters who had participated in the Vietnam War, as well as the instruction manual of the game referring to Jungle Evil as being known as "an assassin without form."

Appearances

References

  1. ^ a b Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, Konami Corporation (1990)
    George Kasler: Jungle Evil... A former hunter from Rex [sic] Command. He's an expert in jungle guerilla combat. In the jungle, he's more beast than man. They say he wiped out two entire companies on his own in Vietnam and Yemen...Over and out.
  2. ^ Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, Konami Corporation (1990).
    Jungle Evil: I've been waiting for you, Snake! I am Jungle Evil, the undisputed master of the jungle ambush. Let's see whether you're a real snake or not!
  3. ^ Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, Konami Corporation (1990).
    Your #1 Fan: You should be able to get card 9 from Jungle Evil! // Solid Snake: Don't you mean card 8? He only had card 8. // Your #1 Fan: No, he was in charge of cards 8 AND 9. He must have dropped it somewhere. Check the area he was in! The card should be there. Keep up the good work.
  4. ^ Metal Gear Solid 4 Database ("Jungle Evil"), Kojima Productions (2008).
  5. ^ Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, Konami Corporation (1990).
    George Kasler: Night Fright? [...] He's got the latest in camo technology. You can't see him at all. [...] That's why they call him the Phantom Assassin.
  6. ^ Metal Gear Solid 4 Database ("Night Fright"), Kojima Productions (2008).


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