First off, let me give a shout out to fellow MGS fans @lubub55: @devil_driver: @nickzambuto: @beaconofstrength: who help me greatly putting this together with feats and info. I myself love Metal gear and what Kojima done, and this is my little respect thread to that end.
let me be clear on some things, first off, this thread is looking at the Konami, and not Kojima canon. in other words, anything Konami put out, its in here. There is tons of arguments on whats canon and not. Portable Ops being question due to the fact Kojima stated any game not made by him is not canon. PO also is not part of any official made timeline in the games. Twin Snakes was stated by Kojima's second hand man as not canon, but every flash back scene in MGS4 is Twin Snakes and not the original PS1. The comics/digital comics are stated canon and should be read for the game by Konami and Kojima, yet play out in very different ways to the PS Game and MGS2. The novels of MGS are also stated canon by Kojima, added to the Legacy Edition of MGS4, but again play out very different from the games. We have MGS Survival coming out, and is it canon? Who knows. Add to all this, Kojima himself is FIRED by Konami. So what he says goes out the window in the same way as George Lucas when he lost Star Wars.
So, with all that said this is an overall respect thread with feats from any Konami released material for the franchise. I like to look at it as Snake being shown overall how multiple scenarios played out in different ways and all being viable ways. Ok lets get into this. if you like this thread, drop a reply.
Snake easily catches Meryl from hundred foot drop.
Snake uppercuts Liquid so hard that he sends Liquid airborne over dozen feet.
Snake and Liquid punch so hard that they generate a shock wave.
Old Snake and Ocelot punch so hard to generate a shock wave.
Snake falls hundreds of feet to the ground and is fine, sniper rifle up immediately looking for the shooter.
Snake stealth suit tanks a PSG sniper round to the chest.
Snake gets caught up in a large shown C4 blast. fatman comments he made sure not to use enough to kill Solid Snake, but the seen blast is still crazy powerful to be caught up in.
Snake tanks the blast and shockwaves of the tank shell that sends Solid Snake slamming into the bunker door. Then Snake gets blasted back from the gas explosion.
Snake tanking two tank shells at his feet and keep moving.
Snake survives enough electricity to see his skeleton, leaving him smouldering afterward.
Snake gets caught up few feet from two military grade missile exploding. Solid is able to shake it off and get back in the fight with Liquid. Then at the end of the fight, Solid is again caught up in two more explosive blasts from these missiles. Blowing Solid dozens of feet away, but Solid still react and counter fires his Stinger in mid air.
As old Snake, Solid is able to crawl for several grueling minutes through a super heated microwave hall. The heat was shredding his Octo Camo, and left Snake smoking afterward.
Namoi states that Snake has age so bad as to be crippling to any other human. Snake however is fighting super humans and heading grueling infiltration missions.
Snake dodges a bullet that was on path to his head.
Snake outpaces several bullets before they reach him.
Snake back flips from Ocelot's bullet.
Snake out runs Sniper Wolf's gun fire.
Snake senses and dodges a 7.62 round in the middle of a snow storm.
Snake manages to dodge and avoid 12.7mm gun fire from Liquid. liquid who has gun down F-16 fighter jets with the Hind.
Snake is shown to twist through multiple 12.7mm bullets, which all travel over Mach 2.
Snake senses Mach 2 missiles heading his way, and leaps from the worst of the blast.
Snake gets hit by the blast wave of one missile, and while airborne back flips onto the second missile, and jumps off it.
Snake reacts to a mach 3 tank shell after it is fired. Avoiding it with a back flip.
Snake as a old man still reacts and dodges a Railgun round after it is fired. The Railgun is stated to fire around 20 megajoules, and hits like a tank shell. For that kinda power from a small projectile, you need lots of speeds. Easy hypersonic range.
Snake and Ocelot have this whole CQC fight in the space of time for a cigar flicked off Old Snakes Solid Eye onto the ground. A full fight in less than a second time frame.
In the first game Snake is stated a Martial Arts Expert. In Konami's Snake Eater, Solid is stated as being a black belt in 32 martial art forms.
Snake stated that his infiltration skills are nonpareil, legendary even. Stated he can fight with lethal fury and quite good with his fist.
Snake is expert in parachuting, scuba diving, mountain climbing, military small arms, and military vehicle operations. Also stated having superior physical capabilities, and IQ of 180.
Snake was highly train in CQC by Big Boss.
Snake defeated Gray Fox in his rookie days. Gray Fox was the most skilled member of Foxhound, and greatest mercenary in the world after the supposed death of Big Boss.
After beating Gray Fox, Snake is forced to fight Big Boss. Armed with nothing but a spray can and lighter, Snake beats and burns Big Boss.
Snake shows skill to close combat three Genome Soldiers easy into a stand off.
Snake disarms several of Eve's soldiers with ease using CQC. Using the guns in the CQC fight.
Snake CQC Vamp into submission long enough to inject him.
Snake fights the stronger, faster, and better Cyborg Ninja version of Gray Fox in a even battle. Taking several hits, but dealing several of his own.
Snake fights the stronger, faster, and better Cyborg Ninja version of Gray Fox in a one sided battle. Never taking a hit.
Snake matches and defeats Solidus in a sword fight.
Snake is so good at stealth, that he spends 18 hours mostly undetected by Genome Soldiers. These are train special forces with gene therapy for enhanced senses. One of Solid Snake's claim to fame for his stealth abilities.
Snake tags vamp in the head with a single shot with iron sights.
Snake in a moving helicopter snipes out the thin wire on Raiden's right hand.
Snake throws by hand a hand grenade down the barrel of a tank from several yards away casually.
Snake back flips, grabs his sniper rifle, spins it around, and takes aim for a perfect shot to the lung on Sniper Wolf.
Solid has shown such strong will to resist even a powerful psychic like Psycho Mantis.
Here is a list of gear Solid Snake uses in Metal Gear Solid from the Instruction Manual.
Solid Snake has infinite ammo thanks his bandana. Something he refers to Raiden in game.
Snake is pumped full of nanomachines that replenish Solid Snake's adrenalin, nutrition, and sugars. Also stated he has a codec in his ear bone to communicate with his people.
Solid has the Soliton radar to detect living beings near him. Stated to easily jam though if detected by enemies, and strong harmonic resonance.
Solid Eye is a device that allows for Radar Data, Zooming, Night Vision, and Infrared.
The Stun Knife is a combat knife with built in Taser. Powerful enough to leave a Ocelots and Solid Snake's bodies smoking.
The M9 Tranquilizer gun is single shot, but the tranqs are packed with enough sedative to take down a elephant.
The Nikita Missile Launcher is a guided missile with camera on it.
The Railgun used by Solid Snake is stated the same model as the one used by Fortune. packing the firepower of a tank.
The Chaff Grenade disrupts all electrical systems for a short time.
The Stealth Unit used by Snake allows for invisibility to the naked eye or camera.
Boss with one arm drags and slams a highly train russian soldier.
Boss with one punch sends a soldier flying over dozen feat and crashing into the wall.
Boss lifts a hydraulic powered, thick steel security gate.
Big Boss nearly overpowers The Boss.
Boss overpowers and slams Volgin. Stunning the super human.
Boss in cutscene with no weapons on hand stands over a beaten and sore Volgin. big Boss himself looks tired from the effort but clearly beaten Volgin with his fist.
Boss shown to keep from being crushed by the 500 ton Metal Gear and the larger 1000 ton Metal Gear. Clearly outliers that just drive home the point Big Boss is well above peak human himself.
Boss has his hand stomped by a horse. This would normally crush every bone, and pulverize every muscle in a human hand. Big Boss shakes it off and his hand was fine.
Boss is able to free fall thousands of feet with no harm to himself.
Boss easily survives having his arm fractured, ribs broken, and falling thousands of feet into a raging river. Big Boss survives the river through all this and patches himself up.
Big Boss is caught up in a massive explosion, covered in the flames of it along with Venom Snake.
Boss gets the brunt of Man on Fire explosive blast that even sets him on fire. Big Boss shrugs it off with no effort or lasting damage.
Boss gets caught up in the jet wash of a ICBM rocket. this jet wash instantly kills all the soldiers but Boss.
Boss with his hands stops liquid nitrogen from pouring out of Python's suit. Liquid nitrogen would freeze you arm in seconds to the point they shatter. Boss arms have ice forming on them, but he is fine.
Boss tanks stated lethal amounts of electric shocks multiple times. Big Boss not only survives, but quickly escapes, stating his lungs taste like charcoal.
Volgin states he generates a million watts, and tries to fry Boss for info multiple times. To the point Big Boss is smouldering from the shocks.
Volgin is injected with the venom of the Brazilian Wandering Spider. One of the deadliest spiders in the world. He fights the fear in this condition.
Boss at age of 79 is still able to CQC evenly with Solid Snake who is aged to his 70s himself. both showing a super human fitness at crippling old ages.
Snake is able to react and dodge dozen of explosion propelled arrows.
Big Boss here moves his head out of the path of Ocelot's shots after Ocelot fires them.
Boss reacts and covers distance to save a woman from high power machine guns after they are fired at her.
Here we see the span of time for debris to fall several feet, Big Boss reacts, stands up, takes aim, and accuratly tags the debrie with RPG. In the span of an split second.
The world yet again slows down several times in this fire fight for Big Boss. Now you might be thinking these feats are pure cinimatic touches for dramatic effect, except they are proven not to be.
In the MGSV game there is a action called Reflex Action. This ability which is standard to Big Boss and Venom Snake allow the world to slow down in intense moments. Its something that Boss can do and done so many times.
Boss reacting to every super speed attack of Null.
Big Boss is stated to been taught everything The Boss knows.
The Boss states CQC was developed and created from both Big Boss and herself. Big Boss help create the most effective fighting style in the world.
Boss is skilled enough to find the one gun with the one bullet in it from the three Ocelot was juggling. Not only this the bullet was spin around in the cylinder, meaning Big Boss had to follow that as well before hand. Impossible feat really of awareness. More impressive in the fact he just undergone brutal torture before hand.
Solid Snake stated big Boss was excellent at tracking.
Boss is skilled enough to understand just about every gun technique out there. Even recently made ones. he then explains by just watching Ocelot handling a gun that Revolvers would work better. All while in the middle of a fight.
Boss takes down Ocelot, and four members of the Ocelot Unit. The ocelot Unit is the most elite unit in GRU. Each member handpick from various Spetsnaz. the best of the best for Russia.
By their third and fourth fight, Big boss was matching the Big Boss where before she stomped him in the first and second fight.
In their final Battle, it was shown still that The Boss and Big Boss were near equals. However, Big Boss wins this fight. most of the fight is shown here, though the game never showed how it ended, just the opening parts of the fight.
Zero explains standard Foxhound procedure for stealth. Something that sticks with Bog boss for the rest of his life in how he operates.
Big Boss stealth skill is so good, that he is able to sneak onto The End. A being with superhuman senses, and able to talk to plant life.
list of gear Big Boss uses in Metal Gear Solid 3 from the Instruction Manual.
The Sneaking Suit is stated to be bulletproof. Stated to be insulated against heat and moisture, and water proof to help stamina.
Boss carries AP sensors to detect living people nearby and vibrate.
Boss has a mini Sonar device.
Signet describing the electronic jamming Chaff Grenade that Big Boss uses.
The Mk.22 is a single shot tranquilizer pistol design to be silent.
Taser Combat Knife that can electrocute enemies as soon they are stabbed.
Big Boss has access to a early prototype Railgun that put out 10 Megajoules of power.
The Patriot is a modified M-16 Assault Rifle to be fire one handed. It also has stated infinite ammo.
Boss Patriot is powerful enough to shred through the metal armor of this jet that withstood high speeds into trees.