Quiet actress Stefanie Joosten discusses fan theories

Stefanie Joosten, the actress playing the role of Quiet in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, was one of the hosts during the latest Japanese Kojima Station episode. At the start of the show she briefly responded to some questions. Thanks go to Crimsondramon on Twitter for the translations.

First, they addressed the notorious ‘Chico = Quiet’ theory. They said this theory mainly comes from the overseas (western) community. According to Stefanie though, Quiet is definitely a female, while Chico is a male. Conclusion: the theory is not true.


The next question was about whether Quiet might be a young Sniper Wolf. The staff answered that both characters are from different eras, so it’s unlikely the two are related or even the same person.

The third question: Does Stefanie play MGS? She responded that she has cleared Ground Zeroes. She also likes anime and games in general.

The fourth question was about the motion capture she has done for Quiet. Stefanie has done full facial capture and the body motions for this character, providing a wide range of different emotions.

Question number five was about the difference between Stefanie and her character Quiet. The most obvious difference is the fact that Quiet is a character who cannot speak.

A bit later into the show, when asked about her favorite Metal Gear characters from MGS1, she answered she likes the Cyborg Ninja and Sniper Wolf.

To see the whole episode, you can watch the video below.

Source: Kojima Station Episode 9 (Japanese)Crimsondramon Twitter(Quiet = Chico)

  • SolidKenny87

    Suggestion; You should link to individual tweets. It’s difficult to find your source tweets in the flood of other, unrelated tweets by Crimsomdramon (or others.)
    And the problem will only get worse as time goes on, as the recent tweets become old tweets, making them even more difficult to find.

    Actual comment: I feel bad for Stefanie. I can’t imagine what she must think about us Metal Gear fans after hearing about the “Chico is Quiet” theory.

    • Added the link to the Chico discussion (see source at the bottom). But the info comes from a whole bunch of different tweets, as well as some private messages, so it’s kind of difficult to link to all of those.

      • SolidKenny87

        Fair enough. Thank you.

    • gerber

      Why? Imo Chico is Quiet is actually good theory, lot of things make sense. Btw, what if Snake has a face transplant, hence bandaged Kiefer (Ishmael) voice and Punished Snake with many scars?

      • SolidKenny87
        • Jason Mounce


          • psvita89

            Yeah this chico theory is really not that farfethced. I’m not saying its definitely true. I think its unlikely, but its not as ludicrous as some would like to believe. I actually would like it to be true. Also, what Stephanie Joosten said here about this theory really doesn’t confirm anything. I mean, did she write the story? Does she even have any lines? How would she know if Chico/Quiet never speaks to confirm it himself? All she probably knows is that she was signed on as the role of a female character.

            Another thing is, anyone using her confirmation as proof can just be reminded that the PC brigade tends to believe men who consider themselves women to actually be women despite being born men. Yeah, insane, I know but there are people who actually believe that, and I wouldn’t put it past Kojima to believe that too.

          • I assume they are told important information about the role they’re going to play. The thing with this theory is that there never was any real reason to believe it. All the proof is really based on guesswork and weird conclusions.

          • ObsessedGeorge

            I know right? Every day on Gamefaqs a Chico=Quiet theory is created and when l read all these topics l couldn’t help but laugh! So l made a funny video where l’m grasping at straws about the theory, just to see their reactions. 😀

          • Jason Mounce


            I’m now tiring of the whole rebuttal of “She wasn’t specific enough to disprove it”. Like come fucking on, she got up there and tried to give in her own words that Chico is who he is and that’s that and people grasp at straws for the most groundless of theories.

            I am completely content in my confidence that this theory is not even completely true and won’t be used and won’t be what remotely happens, but I am being concerned why those with little or a big chunk of belief in this theory can’t be confident in any side of belief of whether or not that they think its true or false. If they have HUGE belief in the theory, they’re over-imaginative whackjobs, if they DON’T have confidence in the fact that it likely won’t happen, they’re also whackjobs. I’d be content with being shown I am wrong when I play the game, but I am fiercely confident that it won’t happen so I can at least lean on what preference is the most logical rather than going “BUT WHAT IF—” and having my mind swerve into a lake.

            Be skeptical! SURE! Just, be at least realistic….or Kojima-story-telling-realistic….just as I found it equally idiotic when the first Phantom Pain trailer came out at the VGA’s and when people thought it was MGS? There was infact an obnoxious Belief that it was LIQUID Snake and we had people, fans and newbs of the series become so conceited that they’d talk smack of those who didn’t believe that the character was Liquid Snake…I’m at least glad this theory isn’t bringing those kind of snobs around here. Just weirdly-imaginative whackjobs :l

          • Janeo

            This theory was already terribly to begin with but now it has been debunked by the English kojima station and the actress herself so if people are still holding onto this theory they need to just admit they are wrong because they are going to feel dumb when they play the game

  • Ian Reay

    wish the Eng version of Kojima station was weekly like the Japanese show is, instead of every fortnight. such a hell of a long time to wait :/

  • crimsonfox

    I’m really glad they are 2 seperate people though. It would really have been hard to take in. It’d be to damn silly. Chico better come back and whoop Skull face’s ass.

    • RoderickThe13

      Same here. It was really annoying just thinking that it could be true, I’m thankful she denied it.

  • No Place For Hayter

    Lol, they hated a theory so much they deny it even before the game is released, funniest thing.

    It is always cool to learn more about the voice actors, and so far I’m impressed with Stefanie Joosten 🙂

    • César H. Sandoval

      To be fair, it was stupid as hell even for a fan theory, fanfiction level stuff, worse than the Time Travel one in MGS3/4 or the Cyborg Solidus one in MGR.

  • BulletWithoutAName

    Damn.. stephanie would’ve been perfect if it weren’t for those damn teeth!

    • crimsonfox

      Hey buddy! I got a bullet with a name on it. Your name! don’t you dare bad mouth my baby girl Stepanie like that!

  • Robert Gittings

    According to Stefanie though, Quiet is definitely a female, while Chico is a male. Conclusion: the theory is not true.?

    Duh! Of course they are both different sexual orientations. This in no way does not deny that Chico becomes female.

    Yes Quiet is female, yes Chico is male… where does it confirm that Chico is not Quiet and Chico does not become female?

    Chico could still become female which makes what Stefanie says still true and the theory still plausible.

    Its just stating a fact not debunking the rumor that Chico becomes a woman.

    If Quiet is indeed Chico, Quiet is still female or now female.

    • From what I heard it seems like Stefanie’s point is that they cannot be the same person.

    • Jason Mounce

      Now you’re just grasping at straws mate.

      How about, take the tinfoil hat off…..and take it from the horses mouth. You won’t get embarrassed if you play the game in 2015 and find out “THEY LIED TO ME! SO EMBARRASSING!”… when really? The likeliness of being wrong is much….much….99.99999% more likely than you are at being right.

    • No Place For Hayter

      I would not call a male who changed there body to look female, female, I would still call him a male.

      I mean we could get into a stupid discussion about what we would call male and female and what changes that, but I think that would be stupid and what gender you come out of your mothers womb as is your gender, changing what you look like can’t allow you to birth children and certainly does not make you female, again this is just my opinion other people might still call someone female as long as they look female, but for me it comes down to which reproductive organ do you have? and since woman can’t exactly lose theirs if you have no reproductive organs then you are a guy who lost his. I can’t believe I’m talking about this >.>

      • Jason Mounce

        Oi mate – You’re going into the deep end. Need me to throw a pool noodle in there for you? D:

      • Anonymous GX

        I’m with you.

      • Janeo

        You are exactly right a sex change doesn’t change you gender nothing can. I don’t usually care about these kind of issues like I’m not for gays but I’m not against them either I don’t care if someone wants to be gay or not it’s there choice. With this whole sex change thing though I find it completely disgusting if you are born a man you will always be a man you shouldn’t change that, some things just cannot be changed if you fail at a job interview there’s nothing you can do if you are born a man and want to be a woman there is nothing you can do. Anyway this theory was always dumb why would Chico even think of becoming a woman because of what happened plus I don’t think he even raped Paz, glad it has been debunked by the English kojima station and now the Japanese hopefully people will stop with it now all we need is the body double theory to be debunked.

        • No Place For Hayter

          Yeah Chico never raped Paz, in the audio tape Skull Face tells him to rape Paz, and then it switches to Chico telling Skull Face everything, which means Chico finally gave in because he did not want to rape Paz, not that he raped Paz and then decided to tell Skull Face everything afterwords making the act of raping Paz to keep the information from Skull Face pointless anyway.

          • Janeo

            Finally I’m glad someone else saw the tape the way I did everyone is saying he did rape Paz so I was starting to think I was crazy but I really don’t get why people think he raped her he wouldn’t do it then tell skullface everything.

        • glitchbomb

          So you find modifying your outide to refect how you feel inside disgusting?

          • Janeo

            That’s the thing it can’t be done if you are a man you will always be a man you can’t change that, you can try to change that but you will always be a man. Yes I find it disgusting you have to live with what you get some things in this world you can’t change.

    • Invader_skoodge

      Come on, stop flogging that dead horse. She was asked at the end of that if “Chico = Quiet” to which she responded “chigau” stating that they are not the same person. You are still entitled to fan fiction though.

    • Cody

      That’s not how it works mate.

  • RoderickThe13

    I hope they bring Stefanie to the english show, I would love to hear her speak in english.

  • Jason Mounce

    Tsh. None of the questions were whether or not she’s related to ‘The End’….. guess they avoided that perhaps on purpose since it was also a more logical conspiracy. Thank god the conspiracy nutcases can shut the hell up about the ludicrous ‘Chico is Quiet’ -‘Theory’-….as psychologically nonsensical and overly-forced as it was.

    You’d be embarrassed to see how many people actually believed it…people are all like “WELP, its MGS so like technology is advanced so why not?” or like “well kojima is weird and crazy so why isn’t it plausible?” and facepalming just isn’t enough…

    • Invader_skoodge

      I’d like to think that Quiet obtained her sniping skill on her own merit, that she has her own story. Sort of like how Sniper Wolf’s motivation was how growing up on the battlefield, everyday she lived in fear of being hunted down and killed, so when Big Boss rescued her, she became a sniper looking through the scope to watch the battlefield from the outside and become the hunter. But if she’s related the The End I’d be okay with it.

      • No Place For Hayter

        She can be related The End and still have obtained and learned her skills through her own skill and merit, if she is related to The End it does appear like she just auto is good with snipers but even if she is related to The End doesn’t mean she is good with snipers because of her blood, she would have to learn that herself.

        • Invader_skoodge

          See, which makes her being related to him inconsequential. If they try to explain that she is a sniper because she’s related to him is more camp than her being a whole new character.

          • Jason Mounce

            In the Metal Gear universe, I’d not say is inconsequential, although, that entirely could just be subjective. It’d to me though? Just be one of those ‘Trivia’ things that you don’t need to know about – but be interesting to know that she is related, but not as crucial to her being her as an identity that what you were saying in your first response.

            Sorta like how it’s not told in a ‘Crucial’ way that Ocelot is the son of The Boss and The Sorrow. It’s slipped in there. It’s pretty big – but it’s more trivia for the hardcore to grasp rather than it just being her going in a room and being like: “Yea my grandpa is The End, he trained me so I’m hardcore good.” – – -…. as she writes that on a notepad….. lol

          • Invader_skoodge

            haha, yeah. That’s what I meant in my first comment. I’d be completely okay with her being related to The End. Just that comments made by Kojima of her being the “main heroine” but not telling whether she’s “friend or foe” makes me think her background story would be something amazing and how she’s going to fit in the MGS universe.

            “Yea my grandpa is The End, he trained me so I’m hardcore good.” – – -…. as she writes that on a notepad.

            LOL I could totally see that happening in a Secret Theater like in Snake Eater.

          • Jason Mounce

            I’d love some good ol’ fashion comedy if it were to like, similar jokes like with Toph from Avatar (Airbender) but for Quiet being mute. XD

        • Jason Mounce

          Is what I was going to say.

    • Johhny Sasaki

      You know that Kojima love to troll his fans. I heard the Chico/Quiet theory and it is honestly very sound and in line with something Kojima would do.

      • Jason Mounce

        And to me as a fan, it doesn’t sound anything like what Kojima would do, not in this way.

        • Johhny Sasaki

          Ya, well Kojima tends to go overboard on his themes. Just don’t be surprised.

  • Nintendo Fan 4 Lif3

    Games AND Anime? What’s not to like 🙂 On a more important side note, I haven’t played Ground Zeroes and hope to get it soon, and can’t wait for what Kojima has in store for E3 and The Phantom Pain.

  • Machine Gun Kid

    Quiet=The ends grand daughter

  • glitchbomb

    Awesome. Not only were you sourced in a recent yong yea video but there was one that used the website as well!

    • Yeah, what sucks though is that there was a mistake in the post: it said ‘areas’ but it meant to say ‘eras’. 🙁

      • ObsessedGeorge

        Yeah Nyx, l have spotted many times some typos. Should l let you know next time l find one?

        • Please do. I would appreciate it!

          • ObsessedGeorge

            Will do. Preferred method? E-mail or comment?

          • E-mail is probably best.

          • ObsessedGeorge

            That’s what l was thinking.

  • PrinceHeir

    In the first picture


    First panel says

    Chico = Qiuet

    Second Panel

    Quiet = Sniper Wolf

    Third Panel

    Metaru Gia Soridu wo Purei Shiteiru?

    So Playing Metal Gear Solid? Probably asking her if she plays the series.

    And that’s just me practicing my Hiragana and Katakana ^^

    In any case i’ll probably watch this when i have the free time.

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    SJWs are dumb – this is not theory but fact

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