The Acid games run parallel to the Solid games, but still in the same continuity.
For this recipe, you'll need an inexplicable identical twin of Solid Snake, some acreage in Alaska, and a lot of caffeine.
- Step 1: Proceed with the MSX games as usual with regular Snake.
- Step 2: While regular Snake is in retirement, tap the other Snake to go through the events of Snake's Revenge and Ghost Babel. Fortress Galaude should be wrecked by the time regular Snake gets shipped to Shadow Moses.
- Step 3: Proceed with MGS1 and MGS2 up to the Tanker Incident. With the real Snake disavowed as an eco-terrorist, confer the title to the twin Snake and sic him on Lobito Physics and Chemistry Lab (Acid 1).
- Step 4: Wipe twin's memory during Lobito debriefing, replace with amnesia-locked story about just now having been cloned from the original Snake. Sic on the next biggest military contractors behind Liquid Ocelot's little cartel (Serena Republic and SaintLogic, backstory and events of Acid 2).
- Step 5: With the original Snake finally retired, bring in the other one under the codename Vic Viper.
Snake survived Ac!d, and is alive alongside his clone in Ac!d2.
They say that Snake died following his fight with the Metal Gear, but they at no time mention his body or how he died, only that they got the material from the Gear's remains, nor do they mention Teliko. Snake was forcibly pulled out of retirement, betrayed countless times, and had his memories messed with, and wanted to retire again. The odds being, he probably decided to fake his death and disappear. The government thinks that Snake's dead, can't find him, but find some of Snake's blood from the Gear battle. So they make a clone out of it, because why not?
No one doubts Snakes "Death" because the clone's around, and Snake himself is not going to poke his head up when another him's running around that people think is the real deal. Snake and Teliko are off chilling somewhere else, while conspiracies and governmental jerks are messing around with his clone. Snake is probably not even aware that he's been cloned.
- In effect, this is the Ac!dverse's version of the Twin Snakes, with Ac!d Snake being Solid, and Ac!d2 Snake being Liquid, complete with cloning blues!
Alice's ghost possessed Teliko and Alice!Teliko ending up killing Snake.