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Ultra Box (referred to as Four Horsemen in later editions of the games) were a squad of 4 elite assassins that specialized in close-quarters-combat and were sent to assassinate Solid Snake, the titular protagonist of Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake.

History

Backstory

The Four Horsemen were composed of units originally aligned to the SAS, GSG-9, and UDT. They took orders directly from Zanzibar Land's president, Big Boss and his second-in-command, Gray Fox, and were only sent in to deal with threats that Big Boss and Gray Fox took very seriously (or in other words go after "the big fish").

Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake

In Zanzibar Land's tower, the Four Horsemen found and fought Solid Snake in the central elevator. Despite their skills and numbers, however, Snake beat and killed all of them single-handedly.

Trivia

  • They were named after the terrifying Biblical figures from the Book of Revelation known as the "Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse". Their original name, likewise, was named after the British band Ultravox.
    • Ironically, the Ultravox song "Dancing With Tears In My Eyes" appears in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

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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

FOX
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

XOF
Skull Face | "Skulls" Parasite Unit

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