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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.[1][2][3]

Biography

Early career

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, "Phantom Assassin."[1][2][3]

Zanzibar Land Disturbance

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.[3] 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.[1] However, despite the fact that Snake couldn't see Night Fright, he was able to use his sense of hearing to locate and eventually beat his opponent.[3]

Behind the scenes

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 is the first character in the Metal Gear series to use a form of stealth camouflage, though chronologically, he was preceded by The Fear and Venom Snake. 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 doesn't 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.

Appearances

References

  1. ^ a b c d e Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, Konami Corporation (1990).
    George Kasler: Night Fright? Snake, did you just say Night Fright?! You have no idea just how much trouble you're in. He's the last surviving member of the Whispers, a legendary guerilla unit. In a jungle fight, he even puts the Green Berets to shame. He's got the latest in camo technology. In fact, NOBODY's ever seen him. And that includes me! That's why they call him the Phantom Assassin. Snake, I think your luck has just run out...Over and out.
  2. ^ a b c Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake - User's Manual, Konami Corporation (1990).
  3. ^ a b c d e Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, Konami Corporation (1990).
    Your #1 Fan: It's me... your number one fan. Snake, watch yourself. You've got company - Night Fright, the last surviving member of the Whispers... You know, the legendary guerilla unit. // Solid Snake: Night Fright... // Your #1 Fan: He's wearing a state-of-the-art camoflague suit that makes him practically invisible. Not only that, he'll attack you with a gun that's completely silent. No one has ever seen his face. You know what you have to do, right?? // Snake: Lucky me... I've got a fan club. // Your #1 Fan: Use your ears, Snake! ...Over and out.

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