In 1995, the U.S. learned of Metal Gear's development in . Big Boss commissioned FOXHOUND to infiltrate the fortified nation and destroy the weapon before anyone else so he could buy Venom Snake time to finish the .
Terminator 2, the best action sequel of all time that just so happens to also be a prescient prediction of our impending existential doom at the hands of new AI overlords, has a fantastic scene where the young Edward ‘John Connor’ Furlong teaches Austrian-accented time-travelling killing machine Arnold ‘Arnold Schwarzenegger’ Schwarzenegger the subtleties of early ’90s Los Angeles youth slang.
According to a voice casting sheet for , Naked Snake's "physical constitution" was intended to be similar to actor Arnold Schwarzenegger in terms of bulk. It also stated that Snake was to be 6'5, though a cutscene towards the end of the game shows that he is the same height as Revolver Ocelot, who is about 6'0. During the game's development, Kojima intended that Naked Snake be given a more human feel (having feelings and pain) to directly contrast him to his "son," Solid Snake.