Liquid is the old clone? When was this stated? I believe they have the exact same age. Solid Snake was necessary to create Liquid Snake. In order to have Liquid with all of the dominant "soldier" genes they had to put the recessive "soldier" genes in Solid Snake. How does Solidus fit in all of this? He is the control. The one they kept untouched/unaltered in the experiment. The probability Solidus was the exact unaltered genetic copy of Big Boss explains why he began to deteriorate at a much rapid rate than Solid and Liquid.
The Three Snakes
Solid Snake - Called Snake for short instead of Solid, due to the fact that he is the most known of the three Snakes as a result of his heroic actions as a FOXHOUND operative, and later as an independent agent. The clone who was raised in the U.S. became an agent of FOXHOUND. As a FOXHOUND agent, he defeated Big Boss in the Outer Heaven Crisis and later killing Big Boss in the Zanzibar Land Uprising (where Solid Snake learned that Big Boss was his "father"). After the events of Shadow Moses, he and Metal Gear REX designer, Hal Emmerich, along with Mei Ling, a Communications Expert who helped Snake during the Shadow Moses Incident (as well as invented the Codec and Radar which Snake, and later Raiden, use) and Nastasha Romanenko form Philanthropy - a group whose main objective is to prevent proliferation of Metal Gear-type weapons. His most known mission with Otacon in Philanthropy is the Tanker incident in 2007.
Liquid Snake - The second of the clones was raised in the U.K. He is commonly referred to simply as Liquid. He began harboring hatred towards Solid Snake, whom he believes to be the superior clone (Though it is later confirmed that Liquid was superior to Snake, still Snake manages to beat him in a hand-to-hand fight.) During the Shadow Moses Island incident, Liquid took over the nuclear disposal site where Metal Gear REX was being developed while serving as field commander of FOXHOUND. He was afflicted with the virus FOXDIE unknowingly by Solid Snake, which was made to attack people with specific genetic codes. Liquid was killed by the virus. Snake survived due to the wildcard value Naomi assigned to his incubation period, which still leaves him vulnerable to an outbreak at any random moment. Liquid was later revived as a consciousness dwelling inside Revolver Ocelot after Liquid's right arm was grafted unto Ocelot to replace the one he lost.
Solidus Snake - The third of the clones, he expressed a "perfect balance" of both recessive and dominant genes. As with Liquid, he is commonly referred to as Solidus. Solidus served as President of the U.S. during the Shadow Moses incident under the name George Sears. Later, he became the leader of a terrorist group known as The Sons of Liberty, in the Big Shell takeover. He was killed by his long lost foster son Raiden
Yes, I said the quiz was most likley wrong after you two confirmed it.....
But I still don't see how genes could be to an advantage in a fight, if Snake got all of Big Boss recessive genes he would have lost to Big Boss himself, same with Liquid, but he defeated them both. Most likley it just has to do with traning and experience. (Not saying you said anything different, but just saying.....)
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pre·cede ( P ) Pronunciation Key (pr-sd)
v. pre·ced·ed, pre·ced·ing, pre·cedes
To come, exist, or occur before in time.
To be in a position in front of; go in advance of.
To preface; introduce: preceded her lecture with a funny anecdote.
To come or go before in time, order, or position.
Not that I'm aware of. The line about Solidus preceding Solid and Liquid comes after Raiden finds the presicent, and before Ocelot guns the president down. In a codec conversation if I am not mistaken. While it's true Solid Snake is the star of the games, that doesn't mean he was created before Solidus.