Are Deathstroke and Big Boss the same man, or is there more to it than that?

For a number of years, I believed that the character known as Big Boss from the METAL GEAR video game series was modeled after three men: Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. ( Snake Plissken ( from John Carpenter’s ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK, starring Kurt Russell, in the title role, and Sean Connery’s character, John Mason, from Michael Bay’s THE ROCK ( ).

However, after Hideo Kojima (the creator of the METAL GEAR video game franchise) retconned the METAL GEAR video game series with the METAL GEAR SOLID series, and later changed the date of birth and back-story of Big Boss, I have to wonder if Kojima intentionally decided to model Big Boss after one of DC Comics’s best assassins, Deathstroke.

And if there is a connection between these two characters, then Slade Wilson (Deathstroke)’s wife, Adeline Kane ( and Marvel Comics’s female mercenary, Silver Sable ( ) could easily be seen as the templates used to create Big Boss’s mentor, The Boss (

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