Aleksandr Leonovitch Granin was the designer of the first Metal Gear, which was going to be used by Colonel Volgin, but instead Volgin found Sokolov's Shagohod a better project.
Granin was the director of Granin Design Bureau.
Eventually, Granin was punched to death while inside a drum can by Colonel Volgin while interrogating him, as he thought he was the spy assisting Big Boss. He was, though not the only spy (there was also EVA).
- If the player looks around Granin's office, models and blueprints of Metal Gear Rex and Metal Gear Ray can be seen.
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