Possessing an IQ of and fluent in six languages,   he was known as "the Man Who Makes the Impossible Possible" and his exploits made him into a living legend among the military black ops. Repeatedly tasked with disarming and destroying the latest incarnation of Metal Gear , a bipedal nuclear weapon-armed tank, Snake would thrice avert potential nuclear catastrophe, becoming a famed war hero. Following the Shadow Moses Incident and subsequent smear campaign by the Patriots , the secret organization behind American politics, Snake was labeled a terrorist. During this time, his body entered a state of accelerated aging, due to intentional genetic changes made during the cloning process, causing his health to decline. In , Snake performed his final mission, during which he defeated Liquid Ocelot and destroyed the Patriots.