A horse often accompanied the Man on Fire during his activities in 1984. It was identified by some fiery tethers as well as a fiery horn emerging from his head. It had deformities on the right side of its body that resembled burns, while the other half was white in appearance. It was also capable of flight by manifesting giant wings of fire on its sides and was strong enough to knock aside an ambulance by charging into it. Overall, it resembled a burning statue of a horse that was outside Dhekelia SBA Memorial Hospital.
During the hospital raid in 1984, the Man on Fire utilized the horse to pursue Ocelot and Venom Snake. He later had it appear in his final confrontation with Venom Snake in Afghanistan. However, after the Man on Fire, whose true identity was Yevgeny Borisovitch Volgin, learned that Venom Snake was not actually Big Boss, the target of his vendetta, the horse died alongside Volgin. After Volgin's remains were secured and placed on the Quarantine Platform, his horse was used as the inspiration for D-Horse's Furicorn armor, although the armor could not replicate the horse's pyrokinetic elements.
Notes and references
- ^ Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Kojima Productions (2015).
Costume for D-Horse.
Jet black loadout inspired by the Man on Fire's horse, though it doesn't envelop its wearer in flames or grant any other special abilities.