SSBB Icon.png
SSBU Icon.png

Mei Ling

From SmashWiki, the Super Smash Bros. wiki
Jump to navigationJump to search
Mei Ling
Mei Ling.jpg
Official artwork of Mei Ling from Metal Gear Solid.
Universe Metal Gear
Debut Metal Gear Solid (1998)
Smash Bros. appearances Brawl
Most recent non-Smash appearance Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (2008)
Console/platform of origin PlayStation
Species Human
Gender Female
Place of origin United States
Created by Hideo Kojima
Designed by Yoji Shinkawa
English voice actor Kim Mai Guest
Japanese voice actor Hōko Kuwashima
Article on Wikipedia List of characters in the Metal Gear series#Mei Ling

Mei Ling (メイ・リン, Mei Ling) is a character from the third-party Konami stealth game series Metal Gear.


Mei Ling is a recurring character in the Metal Gear series. A child prodigy who had a passion for fighter jets, she enrolled in MIT and majored in applied physics, aerial photography and air intelligence in the ROTC program. However, she withdrew from the program due to complications with her BDA and her poor vision failing an aptitude test. While still an undergraduate, she designed the soliton radar system and CODEC that Snake uses extensively in his mission. Mei Ling would eventually be enlisted as a data analyst for Snake's radio support team. 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." Mei Ling also managed to discover that Master Miller was actually an impostor, but was too late to relay the information to Snake before he unintentionally activated Metal Gear REX. Along with Colonel Roy Campbell, Mei Ling backed up and created a hard copy of all intel from the mission as protection for herself, Campbell and Snake in case they are falsely accused of treason.

After the events on Shadow Moses Island, Mei Ling transfered to the Soldier Systems Center as a researcher. 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. After losing her position as a researcher due to the events of Sons of Liberty, something Snake correctly predicted would happen, Mei Ling transfered to the Navy. By the events of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, she is 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. After the mission, Mei Ling served as a bridesmaid to Meryl Silverburgh, who would marry Johnny Sasaki. Mei Ling witnessed Meryl and Roy Campbell, her biological father, reunite after being estranged for many years, and broke down in tears because of it. She was last seen attempting the bouquet toss, but lost to the pet monkey of Drebin 893, much to her annoyance.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Mei Ling speaking to Snake about Lucario.
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.


Name Game Effect Fighter(s)
Mei Ling Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes AttackArmLeg+003TypeIcon(Hand).pngTypeIcon(Foot).png Attack +3 RandomHeadSSBB.png
Brawl Sticker Mei Ling (MGS The Twin Snakes).png
Mei Ling
(MGS: The Twin Snakes)

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Mei Ling appears as a spirit in Ultimate, depicted as she appeared in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. She also appears in Shadow Moses Island as they reuse the old Codec Conversations used in Brawl.


No. Image Name Type Class Cost Ability Series
from the game's files
Mei Ling
1 Energy-Shot Resist ↑ Metal Gear Solid Series

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese メイ・リン, Mei Ling
UK English Mei Ling
France French Mei Ling
Germany German Mei Ling
Spain Spanish Mei Ling
Italy Italian Mei Ling
China Chinese Mei Ling
South Korea Korean 메이 링, Mei Ling
Netherlands Dutch Mei Ling
Russia Russian Мэй Лин


  • In the original Metal Gear Solid, Mei Ling speaks with a heavy Chinese accent; this was dropped in its remake, The Twin Snakes, a change that carries over into Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

External links[edit]