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Night Fright
Night Fright
Biographical information
Also known as The Phantom Assassin
Nationality Flag of Vietnam Vietnamese
Died December 24, 1999
Zanzibar Land
Physical description
Career and family information
Affiliation(s) Zanzibar Land
The Whispers
Metal Gear information
Main appearance(s) Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake
Created by Hideo Kojima

Night Fright was a Zanzibar Land mercenary who specialized in guerilla warfare. His weapon of choice was the Wei Shen Sho Ciang, which roughly translates as "Silent Machine Gun" in Chinese, additionally referred to as the Type-67. He also made use of an optic camouflage suit that rendered him undetectable to radar.

BiographyEdit

Early careerEdit

Night Fright was the last surviving member of "the Whispers," a legendary guerilla squad from North Vietnam who was purported to be more skilled at jungle guerilla warfare than even the Green Berets. Due to his use of stealth camouflage, no one knew what he looked like. This, along with the use of a "Silent Machine Gun," had earned him the alias, "The Phantom Assassin."

Zanzibar Land DisturbanceEdit

Main article: Zanzibar Land Disturbance

Night Fright fought against Solid Snake in the basement of the Zanzibar Land detention camp, during Operation Intrude F014. Snake was initially unaware of Night Fright's presence until an anonymous fan tipped him off by radio. When mercenary adviser George Kasler learned of this from Snake, he expressed doubts over whether the invisible assassin could be defeated, considering the fact that not even Kasler himself had ever seen him. However, despite the fact that Snake couldn't see Night Fright, he was able to use his sense of hearing to locate and eventually best his opponent.

Behind the scenesEdit

Night Fright (ナイト・フライト Naito Furaito?) is a boss character who appears in Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake. He was originally named Night Sight (ナイトサイト Naito Saito?) in the MSX2 version of the game, but was later renamed in the re-released versions of Metal Gear 2. Night Fright's theme music is notably the only tune omitted from the Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake Original Soundtrack.

Night Fright was the first character in the Metal Gear series to use a form of stealth camouflage, though chronologically, he was preceded by The Fear. Although Night Fright is stated in-game to have never been seen by anyone, he does briefly flash into view whenever he is hit by one of the player's attacks. Night Fright is the only elite mercenary that did not speak to Snake before fighting him.

Night Fright's use of an advanced camouflage suit as well as his nickname "The Phantom Assassin" was omitted from his entry in the Metal Gear Solid 4 Database. This was due to his fellow Zanzibar Land comrade, Jungle Evil, being erroneously attributed with the camouflage suit and nickname in his entry.

AppearancesEdit


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