Stefanie Joosten talks about playing Quiet in MGSV: The Phantom Pain

In an article published in Dutch newspaper Het Parool, Stefanie Joosten – herself Dutch – (playing the role of Quiet in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain) talks about how she got the role, what she thinks of the controversy surrounding it and the recording process (translated from Dutch by Metal Gear Informer).

Stefanie Joosten (26) has always been intrigued by Japan and otaku culture, and has been gaming from a young age. This made her decide to study Japanese at the University of Leiden. During an exchange program she visited Japan and she got her master’s degree in Tokyo. That’s when she got in touch with a casting agency specialized in western models. Since there is a lot of demand for this, she was able to make a living fairly quickly and she decided to stay in Japan.


Joosten explained how she got the role for Quiet. She received a phone call asking her if she wanted to audition for a video game. Initially, the fact that it was new Metal Gear Solid was still kept a secret, but when she saw Hideo Kojima she began to suspect something. She described the audition: “There was a crate with gun replicas. ‘Take one, and pretend like you’re infiltrating an army base’, they said. Kind of awkward, because I had no idea how to hold this thing. Fortunately, I could draw inspiration from the games I play, the other girls didn’t have a clue at all.”

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She got the role, and a two year process began in which her face was captured in 3D. Her facial expressions were captured using 37 cameras, and her movements were recorded in a green screen studio using motion capture. “Before this I received professional combat training. Quiet is a sniper, so I had to be able to handle a gun. The other participating actors were all men who used to be in the army, but for me it was completely new.”

As we know, Quiet cannot speak. “She does use certain sounds to communicate, she groans and hums. So I voice recorded those things.”

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When Quiet was first revealed, there was some controversy on the internet because of the way she looks. Joosten said she was surprised at first by the sketches as well, but she stated once again that there is a narrative reason her character is wearing little clothing. “I cannot reveal it yet.” she added. She also explained that she is sometimes annoyed by how female game characters look in games, for example in the Dead or Alive series. But she feels it is different for Quiet, because this is a character with substance. Furthermore, she believes that Quiet is a tough character, not a helpless woman who has to be saved by men.

Joosten has attracted a lot of new fans because of the game. She receives a lot of messages, but they have always been positive. Is she going to play the game herself? “Absolutely, although I can’t play as myself. Quiet isn’t a playable character. But a Quiet action figure will be released, so I’ll be able to hold a miniature version of myself.”

Source: Het Parool (PS11, Saturday April 18th), written by Anouk Vleugels

  • She needs the rays of sun to dissapear, i’m sure. That’s why the little clothing.

    I want to have a miniature figurine of myself and be in the game, lol. Who not…?
    Have a nice day 🙂

    • Yeah, it’s probably related to her abilities.

  • PrinceHeir

    “She also explained that she is sometimes annoyed by how female game characters look in games, for example in the Dead or Alive series. But she feels it is different for Quiet, because this is a character with substance. Furthermore, she believes that Quiet is a tough character, not a helpless woman who has to be saved by men.”

    Although most of the costumes in the older DOA games are just optional and they have their signature attires. I can understand why she thinks like this since the newer DOA5 game focuses more on costumes and less clothing.

    And in case she needs to be reminded, There’s no male saving females in DOA. It’s actually the other way around lol.

    Can’t wait for the game. At least make Quiet playable in MGO if not in the main game.

    • Edward Wokhands

      Plus you get to dress up the hot men in skimpy outfits too. Pretty much every girlfriend I’ve had has gone crazy over hot anime and game characters. Guys kind of stop that when they turn 18, women just keep going and get worse as they get older!

  • Sn4ke_911
    • Andrea Feletti

      Ahahahaha “it’s been…nine years!”

    • LMAO, you too! you thought the same!
      When i was watching the video one or two weeks ago, the first day, practically, i was, WTF??? They are very alike, lol. And the theme they are talking about it’s interesting.
      Also, he was kind of acting here in the TEDx event. Like for a film.

      And that’s why i wrote “It has been nine years” or something like that. LOL.

      Interesting that they deleted the whole video 😉

    • WHAT?!

    • Sn4ke_911

      This is INSANE hahaha Kojima you freakin genius.

      News sites all around the world on tv and www report on this.



      Terminally Ill Russian Volunteers For First Human Head Transplant Called “HEAVEN”

      HEAVEN …WTF??

      @Nyxus you gotta make a new thread on this man, this can’t be coincidence.

      • Shalashaska

        haha yea and we thought Konami could stop Kojima from awesomely marketing this game xD
        Agreed, Nyx, This one deserves a thread. There has got to be a connection, this whole head transplant thing sounds too good to be true.

        • ChatWraithShichi

          You know the head transplant was real, right?

    • Sn4ke_911

      The organisation is located in Limassol, Cyprus!

      • flying_fox

        Wow. The rabbit hole goes deep.

      • flying_fox

        Haha even their logo is reminiscent of V. Crazy! And they say the doctor made a name for himself around the Central Pain Syndrome.

        When Kojima was in Cyprus, I bet he met with this guy.

    • RoderickThe13

      Hahahaha, is this real? Maybe Snake’s head was transplanted when he was in a coma.

    • Batzi

      Yea that’s too much for it to be just a coincidence. Maybe Kojima based the character model on this real life doctor? But then again, why call the operation “HEAVEN” and capitalize the word? And “Head Transplant”? That sounds like an impossible job.

      • Edward Wokhands

        There were a lot of experiments, I think in the 50s where animal heads were removed from their bodies and kept alive. It was done to dogs and chimps. They were actually a success. Really fucking cruel but a success. The animal was kept conscious using only tubes feeding blood to the brain. So it’s not impossible in theory. It’s just a more complex version of getting a new organ. I think it’s stupid to label it a “head transplant” though. It isn’t a head transplant because the person IS the head. If someone took your head off your body and threw it away and put someone else’s head there in place would you say “yay! I got my new head!”? -_______-

        It’s just a body transplant. Anyway, the similarities here are insane. I wonder if Kojima will be annoyed by the fact that we’ve found this? This is going to inflame the “it’s not Big Boss” theories.

        • Gatsu

          Poor dogs ;(…

          • Edward Wokhands

            Yeah, search for Sergei S. Bryukhonenko. Be ready for how disturbing it is though. They’re basically decapitated dog’s heads with tubes sticking out of their arteries that are barely still alive. It’s good to know about these insane experiments though. Then again at the time these were done a lot of scientists argued (unbelievably, this sounds absolutely idiotic and I can’t believe anyone would think this) that animals didn’t feel pain. They “acted” like they felt pain but didn’t actually feel it. So a lot of scientists didn’t think they were being cruel during these kinds of experiments.

        • jjgamesnc

          Not a “Body Transplant” by definition, since the head is the object being transplanted.

    • Gatsu

      Woah O_o, what the hell is going on :O… Thx for this Sn4ke!

      • MichaelPayneV

        Hold on, now that “Phantom Pain” Morse teaser makes sense.

        • Gatsu

          Hmm maybe :O, dammit it’s cool to find out new stuff like this while 4 months of waiting XD. Btw that teaser gave me the creeps for some reason lol with that music too :/..

        • Wasn’t that fake?

    • Golgari

      Guys… Stop. That’s cool but that is another “Chico is Quiet” situation. Theory is interesting though.

      • Gatsu

        Yeah it sure is interesting :D, but I guess many can’t help but thinking of all these things when see stuff like this while TPP still being few months away :).

      • flying_fox

        Not saying it has anything to do with TPP’s scenario.

        I leave that to PythonSelkan. 🙂

        Not saying either it’s marketing. To me, it’s absolutely not.

        But I’d say it’s not impossible that Kojima, as the tech-science geek he is, has followed this kind of thing and referenced it in his game, if only as parallel with the themes he’s tackling.

        Also, in the absence of more news and updates on the game, this is good fun. 🙂

        • Yeah, if it isn’t just a coincidence, the most likely thing that happened is that Kojima was inspired by this doctor when he created the character in TPP.

    • No Place For Hayter

      Why can’t TPP leave me alone………….. I just realized what I did there lol, seriously though stop messing with me Kojima.

      • Gatsu

        I always thought the doc looked a bit like Steve Jobs lol.

        But this Italian neurosurgeon definitely look more similar with TPP doc.

      • Edward Wokhands

        Every time. EVERY. SINGLE. TIME my hype starts to diminish and I think “the wait isn’t too bad, MGS is basically at the back of my mind. I’m starting to enjoy a few other games. I can check news once a week, only a little over 4 months now!”… NO! He drags me back in and the hype increases 10 fold. Just when I thought I was out… he pulls me back in! What the hell IS all this? Does Kojima know that the doctor would gain publicity around this time? He just HAPPENS to announce the operation 4 months before TPP releases? Is this a real operation on a real terminally ill patient intertwined with a MGS game? o_o I NEED TO KNOW HOW THEY ARE RELATED BECAUSE IT’S OBVIOUS THEY ARE!!! I wonder if it’s just that Kojima was influenced by him and he asked for his likeness for the character or if it’s more involved?

        That logo… ¬_¬ does it exist because of Kojima or did Kojima base BB’s scars on it? WHAT. IS. GOING. ON? First the markings in the deja vu mission that just happen to foreshadow Kojima’s firing and name removal from the box and now this? What in shit? THIS is art in videogames. True fucking art. True emotional and intellectual manipulation. It’s amazing. Kojima needs WAY WAY WAY more recognition than he currently gets. NO other developer does this kind of thing.

    • ThreeMadFrogs


    • WrongDirectionZ

      Did you guys noticed the referrence to Juri Gagarin?? Not to long ago kojima postet something on twitter about a movie called “The Fury” + He looks defenetly like the “9 years” doc. If this is a coincidence, its the biggest coincidence i´ve seen so far… just saying

    • Nacrois

      WOW I saw that new a weeks ago and I didn’t notice that!

    • venacava

      loll, i just saw a video about this guy and their voice are identical!! wtf

      • Yaro

        That dude freaks me out

    • Yaro

      Fuck… this might be ture. Had Boss head been transplanted on the medic?? Or Ishmael or both??

      • Edward Wokhands

        Wait a minute… I seem to remember someone pointing out that when Boss comes out of his coma he doesn’t have his scar on his stomach! Which would mean a different body. I THINK I remember seeing that somewhere. Am I imagining it?

        Plus if Liquid’s personality can changed because of a hand transplant imagine the personality change Big Boss will go through if his head is put on an evil person’s body… plus the memories of it that might cause hallucinations. (I know this makes no sense in real life, I’m talking about the MGS world here before someone pounces.)

        • The scar in PW was actually not a real scar, he used it to hide a jigsaw blade which he used to escape from Strangelove.

        • Yaro

          No you are not. When you see the Naked Snake uniform on the jungle play trough there are no scars.

    • Yaro

      They probably 3D scanned the real guy and its even his voice shittt

    • invader_skoodge

      This makes me wonder about this promotional picture. Notice that Big Boss’ head is the only distinguishable part of his body that has skin eyes and even his beard while the rest of the body is in x-ray. My mind can’t handle this right now. waiting for Python Selkan LOL

    • Shalashaska

      This post man… it just gave me goosebumps and I love you for it.

    • Probably just a coincidence, or Kojima based this character on the doctor, though supposedly it’s been confirmed they used actor Ian Moore for the character.

      Also, the doctor has denied involvement:

      • Shalashaska

        lol Every theory we had just got dumped on. Kojima was just probably inspired. Hah that poor doctor must be cursing mgs fans “I AM CHANGING THE WORLD! THOSE A-holes listening to me and thinking its all a game!!”

    • Darby Crash

      Kojima said that BB has been in a coma only once.
      In Mgs4 BB says that his body was “restructured”.
      Now this body/head transplant thing.

      • Gatsu

        I understood the reconstructing happened after Solid Snake burned Big Boss in Metal Gear 2. Perhaps it didn’t happen like that after all. But the one coma thing is still a true mystery, can’t wait to see how Kojima plans to explain it :).

  • Sn4ke_911

    Wait, is Kojima behind this?

    The fuck is going on.

    Terminally Ill Russian Volunteers For First Human Head Transplant Called “HEAVEN”

    • Lol, this also?

      Kojima is a genius… He could be easily behind this, but at same time, he just could get ideas from real world, as he usually do too. So let’s see 😛

      Hmm, by >> REX <> Adam << Justice.

    • Gatsu

      That is pretty damn cool stuff Sn4ke :).

    • Shalashaska

      YES it sounds all too.. fishy.
      Could be his inspiration or his marketing. Either way, AWESOME.

  • Ninja_Se7eN

    I always like to know how certain people got to certain roles. Something that I was wondering was how an european actress/model got this kind of role. The fact that she started working in Japan after college (and even finishing her degree in Japan) explains a lot indeed.

  • FMercenary

    I was like, “What! She’s 26!”, and then I realized I’m 26, lol
    I still feel like a kid dammit!

    Well, it’s great learning some of her perspective on things, but I still want to see and HEAR her in a live interview, haha.

    • MichaelPayneV

      Funny, i’m 21, and 26 to me sounds very young.

      I guess i just feel old.

      • Hanna-Mari

        My friend asked me once “You’re 24 years old. When you’re gonna sell that game console, all those games, gameposters, gameshirts and LOTR stuff? Growing up?” And I was here like “Here is the door.” I meant, wtf. Can’t adult play games? Tsk.

        • MichaelPayneV

          Exactly, i think even when i’ll be in my 50’s i would play Video Games, i mean for example my Father who is in his 50’s loves GTA and the Arkham Series.

    • invader_skoodge

      I know how you feel. LOL I’m 27 and feel relatively young, playing video games and going to the skatepark playing guitar in a band and then I take a look at my old friends from school who now have a couple of children, barely have time for anything other than go to work, go home, eat, sleep and repeat. But anyways, I’m also looking forward to see her interview with YongYea. They said before the end of the month.

  • Javier

    Now I like her

  • Javier

    I’m afraid it’s been… nine years.

  • Gatsu

    Awesome news :D, I <3 Stefanie and always make me happy to read or see something of her ! Glad she didn't spoil anything :).

    “There was a crate with gun replicas. ‘Take one, and pretend like you’re infiltrating an army base’, they said. Kind of awkward, because I had no idea how to hold this thing." Haha XD, did they really do this lol :D?

    I'm sooo super excited to see Quiet in TPP and find out more about her, like why she wears those clothes (yea maybe related to ability) and why she's quiet, what gonna happen to her etc :)! I believe she is a tough character too, by watching those trailers and gameplay demo it give me the impression that she is gonna kick ass big time!!!

    Arigatou to our Big Boss Nyxus for these tasty news, /salute.

  • MichaelPayneV

    Holly sh*t, Dr.Sergio Canavero even sounds like “The Old Medic” from TPP.

    • Gatsu

      I know :D! Just checked the video on other site Sn4ke posted.

      • MichaelPayneV

        So was this conference Mobydick 2.0 Move, or is MGSV a Dr. Sergio Propaganda?

  • MichaelPayneV

    Thanks to the “Head Transplant News” The Phantom Pain has gone for me from a SF-Mind Fukk game to a Survival Horror, now when i will wake up as Snake in TPP is will be terrified knowing what Dr. Sergio is capable of.

    Damn, this News had made TPP in to a real Political Commentary.

    • Graham Brinkert

      Cause no MGS was political commentary before

      • MichaelPayneV

        It was, but not as much as V will be.

  • Gatsu

    Thought of sharing this with y’all, if some don’t know of this interview :).

    • Should be interesting indeed, especially considering we know next to nothing about Huey in MGSV.

      • Gatsu

        Yeah exactly. We’ve heard some others talk or being interviewed about MGSV, like Troy Baker. But not Christopher yet :).

        • Also, kind of weird that we still don’t even know the voice actor for Eli. And the game is out in less than six months!

          • Gatsu

            I’ve been wondering about it too, that who voices Eli. But it’s kinda cool if we find it out when play TPP :).

          • Yes, it’s a nice they’re keeping so many things under wrap. Likewise, we haven’t heard Code Talker speak yet (although we know who his voice actor is). We also haven’t heard Huey talk yet but of course we have heard him before.

          • cardboardbox engineer

            isn’t the voice actor for eli this guy -> Piers Stubbs
            i think they did motion captures of him as well, because the character eli looks like him

          • We don’t know, they haven’t confirmed it yet.

  • kirtanloorii

    It’s always cool to hear that the actors will actually play the game.

  • JDSS1

    In neogaf how can I search and found MG threads? There is no a searcher? It is all mixed.

  • ThreeMadFrogs

    I’ve been to Leiden! Cycled through it on a trip around Europe a few years ago. Holland is awesome 🙂
    Edit: I actually camped just outside of Leiden for a night, now that I remember 😀

  • Javier

    Off topic. I was thinking maybe in the hospital scene of tpp we are going to meet all the bosses of the game, like the helicopter scene in the virtuos mission. So maybe there is a boss with electric powers. And psycho mantis and volgin are bosses.
    And quiet, eli, code talker and skull face can be buddies. Not necessary going to the battlefield with snake. I don’t know.
    *please delete the second image*

    • Gatsu

      Fascinating idea :), maybe we will meet them. That thunder scene is strange, ’cause I think the thunder bolt seem to hit them at the same time as that faraway lighthouse’s light hits them. But maybe it’s some boss attack ;), I dunno.

      It’s awesome thinking how little we know of TPP, even though we’ve seen trailers and demos.

      • Shalashaska


        • Gatsu

          Yeah :D, will be truly mind blowing <3 !

          • Hanna-Mari

            Kojima knows how to screw with us. o.o
            “Ya are mah puppets”

        • Kol Leqejza

          i’m looking more forward to fighting childsoldiers. that’s cool in a way cos its controversial. but i think i may tranq most of em & recruit em.

          • Shalashaska

            Yea Im surprised that there will actually be child soldiers.. Im wondering how they will be implemented and this may sound harsh but I HOPE Kojima san doesnt hold back like making us force tranq them.. because honestly.. thats far from the reality of war and far from being dark and gritty. Its sad but thats the whole point. My guess is that they are for recruiting.. maybe for inside recon jobs and stuff like that.. spies ? I guess..

          • Kol Leqejza

            thats the reason why i am afraid that the game got censored in that regard and kojima begged to take the tagline “a hideo kojima game” from the boxart.

      • Javier

        And if eli can be a buddie that make me think in this scene. Snake won’t kill Eli, he is just going to stab the knife to the floor.

        • Gatsu

          Yep, he’ll definitely hit the knife to the floor next to Eli’s head. As in saying ENOUGH YOU LITTLE BRAT, CALM DOWN >:O ! Buddy Eli would be cool <3.

        • He can’t kill him or it would create a time paradox. Assuming he is Liquid, of course. 😉

          • Javier

            Yeah. But there were people thinking Snake was shooting this people in the e3 2013 trailer just because the trailer edition put the two scenes together.
            So maybe there is people thinking snake will kill eli. He can’t. Is his son.

          • Yeah, it’s probably just suggestive editing. You can never really know what’s going on from just a trailer.

          • 223hzy

            I always think those are two different scenes.

          • Shalashaska

            Or kojima has been watching to much Resident evil and terminator and liquid dies many times just for a clone to take his place. hahaha just kidding xD

          • Kol Leqejza

            i like to think that big boss is stabbing eli/liquid for real. that’s why liquid got it’s dagger tattoo on his arm. as a reminder maybe… nostalgia.

        • Shalashaska

          hahah this is what i thought first too, surely this is the outcome 🙂 IM Just waiting to hear liquid say

    • Shalashaska

      This. Very interesting.HIGHLY possible considering how similar to MGS 3 it is.

      • Javier

        This scene was epic, with all them together.

    • Edward Wokhands

      I wrote a theory on youtube a while ago about Kojima’s focus on the helicopter and the helicopter from MGS3. I was thinking that what will happen is that you will meet your buddies and form relationships with them and then when boss starts to go crazy they become the bosses of the game. So they’ll all be in the chopper like the bosses from MGS3. Then again the buddies are all optional, although we could still meet them as enemies later in the game I suppose.

      • Gatsu

        That sounds awesome too :D, oh maan so excited to see how the bosses are done!

  • Silverius

    Good god, this woman is marvelously beautiful wife material.

  • Shalashaska
  • Gatsu

    Was just reading Neogaf and some were saying that maybe Ian and the Italian doc are the same person ;D.

    Cana vero in Latin means “true dog”.
    Then about Ian Moore!:
    Definitely MGSV related Diamond Doggy thing going on here :O.
    This is all so weird so I dunno what to think lol :3…XD

    • Just coincidences. It’s funny that NeoGaf is talking about how crazy the Metal Gear community is, while these batshit crazy theories always come from their forum. 😛

      • Gatsu

        😀 yeah I know they’re just coincidences. But I found it funny so thought of sharing ;). XD
        Most of the crazy theories probably come from there lol.

        • Yeah, it’s always entertaining, like PyhtonSelkan’s videos. You can find clues everywhere if you look hard enough.

          This is a classic:

          • Gatsu

            Oh my ;D haha XD! How in the world hadn’t I seen this before :D.
            So funny lol!

          • It’s very spot on, also the argument ‘it’s Kojima, so everything goes’ that you hear a lot with these crazy theories. 🙂

            Also, that was the teaser site that revealed both Metal Gear Solid Rising and Peace Walker at the same time. People thought it was one game and involved time travel. They also thought Raiden was Sunny and Big Boss was Johnny Sasaki or Otacon. True story. 😛

          • Gatsu


          • Gray Fox in bionic-arm-form-and-very-angry confirmed then.


    • stocchinet .

      Cana? no “cagna” means dog, in the female form

      • Gatsu

        Ohhh okey ;D, I didn’t know that thx. Just took it from there :P.

    • ominonarepus

      men, I don’t know if this new theory just makes me a bit more crazy or what but… check this out, his head, to me, looks weird compared to his body and even has some kind of “shade” over it (on the video) :S

    • Chris Jackson

      If you look at this guy’s face back in Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, it’s identical. I doubt he would’ve been inspired by him back then

      • Gatsu

        Yeah you’re right :). And there’s lots of bald dudes with glasses in the world, so all just maybe a big coincidence.

  • John

    She looks cuter in video game form.

  • James Raskalov

    “During an exchange program she visited Japan and she did her master in Tokyo.”

    Please tell me that was a typo.

    • Chris Jackson

      Please tell me it’s not 😛

    • … That’s how you say it in Dutch, but apparently you can’t say it in English. It’s now been changed to ‘got her master’s degree in Tokyo’, hopefully that is correct.

      Strange that no one seems to have noticed before. 😛

      • Gatsu

        I didn’t notice it :), but I guess the changed text is fine :D.

      • James Raskalov

        I have a knack for pointing out things no one else notices.
        I’ve noticed things like this before, just never spoke out about it before now.
        But now I will share every one of them I see. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

      • James Raskalov

        Also, I reread, and the text now says “she get her master’s degree in Tokyo.”
        I’m sorry. xD

        • Don’t be sorry, it’s appreciated!

  • Gatsu

    I enjoy reading theories from different people and wanna believe TPP main character is truly Big Boss. Don’t usually write them up because not very good writer imo lol. But this doc thing that recently came up just got me thinking about stuff.

    I wonder if Kojima and this Canavero actually know each other somehow, as some have mentioned already. This could be some kind of double marketing style. Kojima adds Canavero into his game and the doc uses references from MGS. Lets assume that the head transplantation actually happens in TPP. Would it be truly impossible? Think about it and considering how Ocelot took Liquid’s arm in the future and connected it to his body. I know in 70’s or 80’s the technology wouldn’t have done this and head is much different than arm, but it’s still a Hideo Kojima game that mixes high tech so anything is possible.

    So assuming it really happen, that the head transplantation plays a major role in TPP. Big Boss goes into coma after GZ somehow, but what if he actually like really dies during it ;(? Or then is left into a vegetative state beyond saving? So the doctors, they have to decide along with Kaz, between letting him die or trying something taboo. Maybe a new medical procedure. Kaz gives the project a go. Transplanting Big Boss’ head into another person’s body. To someone who already lost an arm. So the mind is Big Boss’ but body isn’t really his, maybe this also causes him to see hallucinations of Ishmael and other things. Then later in The Phantom Pain, Big Boss finds out about this if he yet hasn’t, like with LET. This really makes him explode and end his friendship with Kaz (although he kinda saved him 😛 ), they go separate ways.

    I don’t really support the Medic theories 100%. But if you watch/remember GZ ending the Medic took the front blast of Paz-bomb, he held his left arm infront of Big Boss as he tried to grab Paz. Maybe his face got damaged beyond healing as he was in the front and his arm got destroyed so it gets chopped off in the hospital. Other parts of his body remain mostly undamaged. So maybe they mix up their bodies to save both. This crazy fusion between BB and Medic, is what maybe makes Big Boss go insane during the game. To become very unstable and eventually evolves him into Big Boss we know from MG1. Stupid theory maybe, but it’s kinda fun to think about stuff like this 🙂 …

    In my opinion this way Kojima would include the topic of such taboo subject and tries to explain the risks of head transplantation. Like what happens afterwards if it’s successful, it revives a person/Big Boss but also might turn him later into “a demon”. If Big Boss basically loses his complete body and only have his original head, well it would strengthen the game’s theme of phantom pain a lot. This body-fusion might also explain, why some think BB don’t look that much older in TPP after 9 years (imo he looks older). Maybe the whole procedure somehow slows down his aging of his facial parts. There are things I haven’t thought with this theory, like the shrapnel lol, that needs more time to figure out :P.

    I was also revisiting old news by Kojima-san, from about 4-5 years ago I think:
    “The next project will challenge a certain type of TABOO. If I mess up, I’ll probably have to leave the industry. However, I don’t want to pass by avoiding that. I turn 47 this year. It’s been 24 years since I started making games. Today, I got an ALLY who would happily support me in that risk. Although it’s just ONE PERSON. For a start, it’s good.” Maybe it is Canavero, the doctor who might deny all connection to Kojima till the very end :P.

    Is it really stupid to believe that this actually might happen in TPP :D? It most likely is just a big coincidence, this doctor thing. Or then maybe not lol …

    • solidsnack

      this would actually be pretty cool but I don’t think the doc and kojima are working together. I feel like if you’re gonna tackle a subject so taboo as head transplant and try to be taken seriously in the science community a gimmick like promotion through a videogame would probably be detrimental to his cause as a doctor. amazing read though gave me the heebiejeebies 😀 you could overthrow pythonselkan!

      • Gatsu

        Hmm yeah, maybe they’re not working together and Kojima just got inspiration from Canavero. or it’s just a coincidence he look and sound like him. But I thought of sharing this with ya anyway :).

        Naaah I can’t overthrow Python ;D, but thanks ;). I don’t come up with strange theories so often.

        • solidsnack

          i bet kojima consulted with him because he’s also written papers on phantom pain ect. so maybe it started out with kojima asking him questions because as we know kojima is well known for making sure his game have these realistic details along with fantastical stuff.

        • Yeah, you often see people say ‘it can’t be a coincidence’ (not you, but in general). But why can’t it be a coincidence? Because you also have the fact that Ian Moore looks like the doctor (real and in game) as well. You can see it well here:

    • Venom_Sina

      Hey,Boss.Nice comment.Cheered me up in my workplace!!!Thank You.
      You mentioned something about head transplantation and that’s impossible to do in the 70-80 era.Yeah,You’re right,it’s impossible,but as you said it’s Kojima.He can do anything.

      Let’s not forget about the last seconds of E3 2014 trailer,where Big Boss says:”We’ll make diamonds from their ashes…”.That was impossible to do in 1984.This process (turning ash to diamonds) was discovered by a company in 2001.We have a 17 years gap here,but Kojima Incleded this in his game.
      Long story short,When we have Hideo Kojima,everything is possible.

      • Gatsu

        Np glad you liked it :D. True, I had never even heard of doing diamonds like that before seeing the trailer. We’ll see in little more than 4 months what happens :), but I can’t stop thinking about how the story goes XD.

        • Venom_Sina

          Yeah,me too.I love to see new theories,even if they are crazy as hell!!!!They are really entertaining.Besides,they help me survive this 4 months of torture!!!

    • Or the head transplantation could be for Quiet, remember that Canavero says that the cut is near the vocal strings, so that’s could be why Quiet can’t talk properly.
      Or even Snake, that comes with another voice (Kiefer).

      But let’s see what happens. 🙂

      Anyway, if Kojima has a “contract” with Canavero, (the same way that Kiefer did), obviously they can’t say about the game or if they are involved, or they would spoil the whole story or part of it.

      In any case, i always love these theories, when the game is released, i will miss all this stuff. If you notice, all these theories make us connect with all the rest of fans from the whole world. We are all dancing the same tune, whatever we are agree or not 🙂

      Have a nice day 🙂

      • Gatsu

        Oh nice, haven’t watched Yong’s video yet :), thanks. And yes theories are awesome :D.

        • One new thing; you all know that Kojima love anagrams.
          Here goes one:

          TED LIMASSOL
          SOLID METALS


          • Gatsu


    • Mini gear

      good theory 🙂 im dying to know what this game is doing

    • But even if that is the case and Kojima and Canavero are working together, would he not only deny involvement but also say he has contacted his attorney?

      • Gatsu

        O_o he contacted his attorney :O ? Oh damn, well there goes my theory lol. Well to be honest I want Big Boss just to be the normal Big Boss, without too much crazy stuff happened to him. I think a coma is good enough :P.

    • Javier

      I think canavero is the same doctor of tpp but I don’t think in the human head transplant going to the game.
      You can’t switch bodies for fixing a coma. And the first time snake goes to the bathroom he will recognize that it’s not his own penis. I mean, every man knows his penis. Right?
      I’m good with the coma, the arm and the alucinations. Nothing more. And the horn looks like a rock.

      • Gatsu

        Haha you got some good points there :), surely BB would recognize it. True this whole thing would be way too crazy to be in the game and I’m not sure would I be ok with such things either. I wasn’t really super serious about this, just mind wandering off again with TPP stuff. So lots of things popping into mind and stuff that don’t make sense in that post :).

        • Javier

          Yeah, I know it’s not all serious. It’s a theory and can have a lot of things. I like to read this things. Maybe chico’s head is in the body of a woman and that confirm your theory and the “chico is quiet” theory.
          I’m not a big fan of these rare things. I’m still having troubles with the horn. I understand the simbolism of the horn but it’s not necessary. I do like the horn growing, because it’s going out of the body, like a natural process.
          And I’m keep saying it’s not shrapnel.

          • ominonarepus

            There’s one thing that disturb me the most… how big is that “chocolate chip” on his head? I mean, on the “not your kind of people” trailer, when BB is on the pallet, there’s no chunk coming out of his head, then, when he “scape” from the hospital (9 years later) whe can barely see it beneath the bandage and is just the tip, in compare to the last trailer for example… men, under the skull is the brain, and I’m not neurologist but, a 5 cm piece of wathever inside or touching your brain must be painful among other things like, lost senses, short place memory, the speak… I don’t know what kind of things controll the right hemisphere but I’m sure they are important…

          • invader_skoodge

            You’d be surprised how amazing the human body can be. Take this guy for example. He has full motor skills and speaks without any impediment. Oh did I mention he has half a head?


          • Javier

            It’s pretty big. I dont know how it gets in his head. But that’s the reason of the coma. And then his body start to getting it out. In 9 years of a slowly process he can wake up and I think in the game are going to pass years until it gets out. And it’s a delicate area, so it has to get out without help.

    • ominonarepus

      This guy also looks like the doctor xDD

      • Gatsu


  • Xilurm

    “Furthermore, she believes that Quiet is a tough character, not a helpless woman who has to be saved by men.” But… but Meryl….

    Also that comment and the other one about Dead or Alive kinda has me thinking about a certain group of people in a certain website…. Oh well.

    Also, them theories in the comments and that doctor…. What the heck is going on lol?
    This is too good to be true.

  • Alex Gombi

    Beautiful girl

  • DanielGearSolid

    wanna marry her

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