Voice actress for The Boss working on The Phantom Pain?

Will The Boss play a role in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain’s story? In a flashback scene maybe? When a fan asked voice actress Lori Alan if she was working on The Phantom Pain, this was the answer he received:

While this is far from a confirmation, it most certainly isn’t a definite ‘no’ either. Of course, another possibility is that Alan was cast for another role, or maybe she simply wants to prevent giving anything away, but it’s still quite interesting.

The Boss appeared as Snake’s mentor and the game’s antagonist in Metal Gear Solid 3, got killed at the end, and returned as an AI in Peace Walker. If she is in The Phantom Pain, it will most likely be in some kind of flashback sequence or dream, or even a hallucination such as the ones seen in the hospital scene. Either way, all we can do now is speculate.


Source: Lori Alan Twitter, via MetalGearWeb

  • Machine Gun Kid

    JACK. That is all i have to say

    • Anoop

      How awesome will it be to see Boss talking to Snake spiritually… like Vegeta did to Goku vs Freiza..

  • Janeo

    Well surely if she wasn’t working on it she would just say no. Maybe she will be in some tapes but I think she will just be part of an hallucination in the hospital scene big boss has gotten over her so probably nothing significant just a nice little cameo.

  • Zero

    I really hope not -__-

  • Hans Maulwurf

    “maaaaybe so” thats an yes to me. In a Flashback Scene or on tape? It’s welcome to me! But please not a return as AI in a metal gear or whatsoever like in peace walker. thats been way to much. still hoping there will be a game about her in the events before snake eater. world war 2 era would perfectly fit, with her and the cobras.

    • mikeyyytexas

      But the game wouldn’t be called metal gear solid 6 or whatever… All MG games have a snake in them…. Hmmm what would it be titled?

  • Zven

    In Kojima we trust

  • Cartmangus

    Please no.

  • MrVux007

    as long as it isn’t another talking Peace Walker im happy 🙂

  • Batzi

    It will be a flashback or like you said a hallucination.

  • markos

    Hallucination please. After all, snake killed her as well as Volgin, and he is at the hospital..

  • Daburcor

    I think it would be awesome if we got a future Metal Gear title where we got to PLAY as The Boss.

  • Batzi
    • Punished Snake

      Batzi !!!????………Kaz stop fulling around

    • Decker

      David Hayter?

      • Batzi

        Lori greets Kiefer and David Hayter in her original tweet. She knows Kiefer is playing Snake so why would she tag David too? Exactly.

  • BiggenLarge

    Flashback would mean that we’d have Kiefer voicing young BB.

    Please no.

    • Datguy8923

      People are still salty about this huh?

    • Theo Heisenberg Constantine

      you realize if there was a flashback scene big boss doesnt have to talk right? like there could be a flashback of the boss talking about something and thats the end of the scene. so relax.

  • [o_o]

    Well, her husband was The Sorrow… maybe Big Boss will meet their ghosts?

  • Punished Snake


  • César H. Sandoval

    Funny thing, she also linked Hayter in her hello tweet among Keifer and all the other MGS voice actors.

    At least she remembers the guy.

  • MetalGearWeb

    Would be interesting, wouldn’t it?

  • Batzi

    Grey DeLisle voice actress who voiced Amanda from PW and Heather Halley the voice of Para-Medic are making a return in TPP too. Check Lori’s original tweet.

  • JHuang

    I REALLY REALLY HOPE she’s a hallucination that well she can talk to big boss over the games….idk how to say it but…idk :C i just want to see The boss

  • PrinceHeir

    If this is true, then i expect Kikuko Inoue to return as well ^^

    I have a feeling they might a pull a Portable Ops on this one. One of The Boss disciples(or someone she trained with) or even a supposed successor will hunt down Snake and asked why he killed their master.

    That would be cool though, plus they might reveal a few scenes from when The Boss was training Snake back then.

    • Invader_skoodge

      If this is the case. I think Quiet might be a “successor” to the Boss, or even have ties to her though The End. And when asked about Quiet, Kojima was quoted: “In the game, Quiet is the main heroine. Whether she’s friend or foe has yet to be revealed.” So it’s not unlikely that she might try to kill Big Boss.


        I think Quiet is The End’s pet parrot. The End’s pet parrot wanted to avenge her master, so prayed to the forest spirits to turn her into a human, but had to sacrifice her ability to mimic voices, hence she became ‘Quiet’. Or not.

  • RoderickThe13

    A hallucination seems likely. In a footage of the hospital scene, BB asks Ishmael where did the woman go, maybe referring to the Boss.

    • Shalashaska

      I believe he’s just referring to the nurse he sees when he first opens his eyes when awaking from the coma (seen in the GDC trailer) before everything goes to hell.

      I, at first, thought he was talking about Paz.

    • Red Mage

      It’s hard to imagine BB referring to the Boss as “the woman” LOL

      • RoderickThe13

        And how else would he refer to her if he’s asking someone that doesn’t know her? Anyway, I watched the video again and now it seems like “the woman” is someone that tried to attack BB or something.

  • Maynard

    Just want to share this picture
    Credit by http://doubleleaf.deviantart.com/

    • Datguy8923

      Though it already looks amazing, I think it would’ve looked better if he had blood on his face.

    • Punished Snake


  • Shalashaska

    “Snake, try to remember some of the basics of CQC.”

    • The Boss

      Snake, kill Ocelot when you see him next time.

  • Nekkedsnake

    maybe it’ll be in a dream/hallucination in TPP where The Boss slaps him awake and says, “Jack, wake up. You never really killed me. Nanomachines, son!”

  • Joseph

    That moment you find out that the voice actress for The Boss is also the same for Diane from Family Guy

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