Mei Ling (メイ・リン, Mei Ling) is a character from the third-party Konami stealth game series Metal Gear.
Mei Ling first appeared in the game Metal Gear Solid as a data analyst serving as member of Snake's radio support team. She designed the soliton radar system and CODEC that Snake uses extensively in his mission. In Metal Gear Solid, she gives Snake famous Chinese proverbs when he saves his game, such as "You must cross the river before telling the crocodile it has bad breath." Her function as the one who saves the game is taken over by Otacon in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, but she does briefly cameo when Otacon mangles one of her proverbs. She later appears in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots as the captain of the USS Missouri, a decommissioned navy battleship that had been turned into a museum and then re-instated as a training vessel. The Missouri engaged the battleship Outer Haven during the final conflict.
Main article: Codec Conversations
Mei Ling appears in the Shadow Moses Island stage and communicates with Snake through his Smash Taunt, which displays a codec message in which Snake speaks with Otacon, Mei Ling or Roy Campbell about a character he is fighting during the match. He speaks with Mei Ling about Peach, Sheik, Toon Link, Zero Suit Samus, Pikachu, Lucario, Ice Climbers, Marth, Lucas, Olimar, and Meta Knight.
Mei Ling appears as a spirit in Ultimate. She also appears in Shadow Moses Island as they reuse the old Codec Conversations used in Brawl.
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