'Metal Gear Solid 5' News: Quiet Character Model Stefanie Joosten Shoots Down Fan Theories [VIDEO]
The latest episode of Kojima Station is up and online, featuring Dutch model-actress Stefanie Joosten, who provided the motion capture, character likeness, and voice for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain's sniper Quiet. During the course of the show, she answered a few questions, including some popular fan theories as to her charter's original identity, and who she might become.
One of the odder theories surrounding Joosten's character is that the mute sniper isn't wholly original, and is actually Chico, who first appeared in Peace Walker, and later as a prisoner in Ground Zeroes.
The theory was that his incarceration was so traumatic that he underwent a sex change. Definitely one of the odder theories, but considering that the Metal Gear Solid series featured a disembodied arm possessing its host, cyborg samurais, and bi-sexual love triangles just as the tip of the iceberg, gender reassignment surgery would just be par for the course.
Kojima himself never bothered to confirm or deny the theory, but during the most recent episode, Joosten confirmed that Quiet is all woman, and Chico is still celebrating his dude parts.
With Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain taking place before the first Metal Gear Solid, another idea was that Quiet would go on to become that game's Sniper Wolf. However, Joosten said this wasn't the case either, as the two characters were from different regions. Also, Quiet employed her talents in Afghanistan in the mid 80's, whereas Sniper Wolf may not have even been born yet, and still a child in 1988, as well as being located in northern Iraq.
Misinformation? Possibly, Kojima's always been fairly tricky when it comes to details. We'll have to wait until The Phantom Pain comes out before we can be sure, and that's still a ways off.
Apart from that, Joosten tackled a few more "traditional" questions, like her favorites MGS characters, differences between her and her character, etc. You can watch the video in its entirety below, but fair warning: At over an hour and a half, it's pretty lengthy, and it's also entirely in Japanese. But, to each his own.