Raiden (雷電?), real name Jack, also known as Jack the Ripper, White Devil, and Snake, was a Liberian-American mercenary and former special forces soldier. Previously a child soldier under Solidus Snake, Raiden was later selected by the Patriots to test the S3 Plan at the Big Shell, as a new recruit to the reformed FOXHOUND unit. He later worked alongside the Paradise Lost Army in their anti-Patriot activities, but was captured and forced to undergo heavy cybernetic experimentation. After successfully escaping, Raiden went on to assist Solid Snake during the Guns of the Patriots Incident. In 2018, Raiden became a member of Maverick Security Consulting, Inc., doing multiple tasks while raising money for his family. They were attacked by Desperado Enforcement LLC., who kill Raiden's protectee, N'mani, and leave Raiden near to death. He is saved by the elder scientist Wilhelm Voight and works with them to fight Desperado. Raiden's vengeful obsession with Desperado becomes personal when he discovers during a mission to Mexico that Desperado and World Marshal Inc. have kidnapped several children, surgically removed their brains to place into cybernetic bodies, and were planning to subject them to VR training modeled on his own. Raiden resigns from Maverick to pursue and retrieve the children's brain cases from World Marshal in Colorado. He defeats Desperado and learns that Steven Armstrong was using PMCs to distract him as he attempts to create a new War on Terror. After an intense battle, Raiden kills Armstrong, and decides not to return to Maverick, instead travelling to the Middle East to battle World Marshal mercenaries.