I was born on a battlefield. Raised on a battlefield. Gunfire, sirens and screams... They were my lullabies...
~ Sniper Wolf to Solid Snake.
I finally understand. I wasn't waiting to kill people... I was waiting for someone to kill me. A man like you... You're a hero. Please... Set me free.
~ Sniper Wolf to Solid Snake.
Sniper Wolf is one of the major antagonists in the videogame Metal Gear Solid. She is one of the 6 main members of the Sons of Big Boss.


She is the Iraqi-Kurdish sharpshooter of the FOXHOUND unit, who uses a Heckler & Koch PSG1. Though snipers usually work in pairs, Sniper Wolf works alone. She is also another "disciple" of Big Boss, the antagonist from the previous two Metal Gear games.

During the takeover, she was friendly to Otacon, allowing him to feed the wolves and giving him a handkerchief. Otacon became infatuated with her and was devastated by her death. In Metal Gear Solid she fights Snake twice, the first time results in Meryl being captured, Sniper Wolf with mild blood loss, and Snake being tortured, in the second battle she is killed. She is also apparently addicted to the muscle relaxant Diazepam.


Sniper Wolf was a highly skilled sharpshooter, capable of waiting for her targets for days, even weeks, without eating or moving. She typically formed an emotional connection with her targets before killing them. Her favored weapon, was the Heckler & Koch PSG1, and she used mercury bullets to poison the victims. She was addicted to diazepam, a drug that relieves anxiety and stops muscle spasms, which she used to enhance her accuracy. She didn't kill for sport, and she did not like harming women and children.

Because of Big Boss' earlier actions for her, Wolf held a deep amount of respect and loyalty to him in return, affectionately referring to him as "Saladin." Indeed, she once mistook Snake for Big Boss when dying from her injuries.

She was also a dog lover. She spared the wolf dogs on Shadow Moses, and fed them, sometimes even allowing Otacon to feed the dogs as well while the latter was a prisoner.

Wolf also held many misandrist views, claiming that women made better soldiers than men. She taunted Snake for being an example of "men [who were] weak," who "[could] never finish what [they started]," as well as pointing out that "...two thirds of the world's greatest assassins [were] women" when they first met.


  • In May 2010, IGN ranked Sniper Wolf as 92nd on their list of top 100 video game villains of all time.


           Metal Gear Villains

The Patriots
Zero | Revolver Ocelot | Big Boss | Pacifica Oceana | Skull Face | Solidus Snake | Fatman | Olga Gurlukovich | The Colonel

Outer Heaven
Big Boss | Frank Jaeger | Shotmaker | Machinegun Kid | Bloody Brad | Fire Trooper | Dirty Duck

Zanzibar Land
Big Boss | Gray Fox | Black Ninja | Running Man | Red Blaster | Four Horsemen | Jungle Evil | Night Fright

Sons of Big Boss
Liquid Snake | Decoy Octopus | Revolver Ocelot | Psycho Mantis | Vulcan Raven | Sniper Wolf

Sons of Liberty
Solidus Snake | Dead Cell (Fortune | Fatman | Vamp)

Cobra Unit
The Boss | The Fury | The End | The Fear | The Pain

Naked Snake | Gene | Null | Cunningham | Elisa & Ursula | Python

Beauty and the Beast Unit
Screaming Mantis | Crying Wolf | Raging Raven | Laughing Octopus | Psycho Mantis

Outer Haven
Liquid Ocelot | Vamp | Gekkos | Haven Troopers

Desperado Enforcement LLC
Khamsin | Samuel Rodrigues | Mistral | Monsoon | Sundowner | Senator Armstrong

Skull Face | "Skulls" Parasite Unit

Hot Coldman | Ramon Galvez Mena | Pupa | Chrysalis | Cocoon | Gear REX