Snake-Man is a character that was cut during the development of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots.
The character artwork appeared in the Japanese-exclusive Metal Gear Solid 4: Master Art Works. His design had him wearing an armor similar to that of Solidus Snake's armor, with tendril-like cables (referred to by Yoji Shinkawa as "snakehands") protruding from his body via the back (hence his name). He also had a similar facial appearance to that of Raiden. His design, alongside that of Adam and an elderly Johnny, were cut early in development, a decision that Shinkawa noted was unfortunate and wasteful due to their having a bit of charm, particularly Snake-Man and Adam.
- Metal Gear Solid 4: Master Art Works