Kaz in Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker

Kaz (Kazuhira Miller) originally appeared in Metal Gear 2, but the relevant queer representation of him is in Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. There are several instances of Kaz’s implied bisexuality. There is even an “Extra Op” in Peace Walker that involves Kaz and Snake going on a “date.” As demonstrated in the two videos below, what players can do during those scenes can vary greatly. Players also have to achieve particular things in the game first, before they can go on this “date.”

There is also a collectible tape in Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeros where Paz recounts seeing Kaz and Snake get into a naked fist fight, only to hug when the fight is over.

LGBTQ References in this series:

Metal Gear Solid (1998): Ocelot; Otacon

Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (2001): Vamp; Scott Dolph; Raiden

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (2004): Raikov and Volgin

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (2010): Strangelove; Kaz

Citations:

  1. Extra Ops Walkthrough. (n.d.) Retrieved from http://peacewalker.wikia.com/wiki/Extra_Ops_Walkthrough
  2. Ho Yay: Metal Gear. (n.d.) Retrieved from http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/HoYay/MetalGear?from=HoYay.MetalGearSolid
  3. Kazuhira Miller. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://metalgear.wikia.com/wiki/Kazuhira_Miller
  4. Kikenzo. (2010, June 11). Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker- Date with Kaz. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEZxZpy11Z8
  5. McDonald, L.E. (2011, December 1). Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker HD- Date with Kaz S Rank and Swimsuit. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykEj_TIg1NE
  6. Miguerta. (2014, December 12). MG5 Ground Zero Tapes: Paz Diary 8/10 Paz sees Snake and Kaz Fighting HD (subs En & Pt-br). YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFA8HqyS3QU