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Is Solid Snake a stoner?

By Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez |

While many certainly partake in marijuana before a night of playing video games, it is quite rare to see the good green smoked inside the video games themselves. (Okay, maybe Grand Theft Auto, but what? can not are you doing in GTA?)

But perhaps a famous video game character has been a staunch cannabis user all along and no one was the wiser.

As the ever-energetic Mat Pat postulates on his latest Game theory video, maybe Solid Snake is a stoner.

For the non-gamers among us, Snake is a special operations mercenary made popular in the decades-old game series metal gear. The games popularized the stealth gaming genre between episodes on the original 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System and later on the Sony Playstation.

Players sneak around as Snake, avoiding confrontations with mercenaries and killing them as quietly as possible. Throughout, Snake is often seen smoking a cigarette, as some sort of black-ops Marlboro man.

But what if he was smoking marijuana all along?

Proof Game theory coasting for a stoned Snake is quite compelling. Even in the very first Metal Gear solid, released in 1987, Snake smokes a “cigarette” at the end of the game to slow down time, aid in a daring escape from his enemies.

Also in a more recent game, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Snake smokes a “phantom cigar,” which the game describes as a “cigar mixed with a medicinal herb that speeds up the user’s time perception.”

“I know I get it, it seems too easy,” says Mat Pat in his… Game theory video. “Put a big pot leaf over a thumbnail, put some Snoop Dogg and Willie Nelson references and call it a day.”

But Game Theory takes the conspiracies to the next level, citing Te Duc Nguyen’s 19th century Le Livre De I’Opium, HS Becker and countless medical studies all of which prove that Solid Snake is indeed a cannabis enthusiast.

Is he right? Decide for yourself and watch the video below.

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