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[[caption-width-right:300:That's the [[BlatantLies heinous terrorist]] Metal Wolf!]]

->''Remember ''Film/AirForceOne'', that movie where Creator/HarrisonFord was like, the kickass President of the United States? ... Japan saw that and they were like "[[UpToEleven We can do better than that!]]"''
-->--'''{{Seanbaby}}''', ''''' BrokenPixels''''', "[[http://gamevideos.1up.com/video/id/23887 #24]]''

%% One quote is sufficient. Please place additional entries on the quotes tab.

Michael Wilson, veteran of the Arizona Conflict and [[OurPresidentsAreDifferent 47th President of the United States]] has been deposed in a [[TheEvilArmy military coup]] by his [[EvilChancellor running mate]], Richard Hawk. Now, he must take up the guise of Metal Wolf and take back America city by city, armed only with his MiniMecha and the power of '''[[HotBlooded burning]] [[PatrioticFervor American freedom]]'''.

[[WidgetSeries A game this American could only have been made in Japan.]]

''MetalWolfChaos'' is an original Xbox game made by FromSoftware, [[NoExportForYou unfortunately]] [[{{Irony}} (and weirdly)]] [[NoExportForYou never released in America]]. The game is a [[MechaGame Mecha]] title focused around the highly American pursuit of [[StuffBlowingUp blowing stuff up]], with a plot and dialog that is the epitome of HotBlooded American PatrioticFervor, regardless of coming from a different country altogether. Weaponry includes machine guns, rocket launchers, and a [[AbnormalAmmo shark]] gun - [[RuleOfCool Yes, a shark gun]] - while the plot takes you to [[TheWildWest shootouts in the southwest]], [[HollywoodCalifornia bomb threats in Beverly Hills]], [[BigApplesauce mangling mechas in Manhattan]], redecorating the White House with ''missiles'', a [[ClimaxBoss showdown with Richard]] in [[VivaLasVegas Vegas]], and ''space'', assisted along the way by a [[RedshirtArmy resistance force]] skilled only in blocking tank cannons with their helicopters and the President's [[AxCrazy slightly psychotic]] secretary, Jodie Crawford.

'''Troper General's Warning:''' Prolonged exposure to this article or its tropes may cause you to develop the delusion that ''MetalWolfChaos'' [[AluminumChristmasTrees is not a real game]]. The Troper General's Office recommends treatment through proportional use of [[http://lparchive.org/LetsPlay/Metal%20Wolf%20Chaos/ videos of the game in action]].

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!!This game provides (hilarious) examples of :

* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: In his brief reign as President, Richard has re-established slave labor, completely militarized and fortified the country's major metropolises, flooded the city of Chicago with poison gas, installed a WaveMotionGun on Alcatraz Island, and terrorized New York with ''a giant mechanical spider''. To his credit, he at least subconsciously acknowledges that everyone hates him and runs a [[{{Narm}} Narmtastically]] hilarious propaganda campaign to boost his approval ratings out of the .000%-range.
* AbnormalAmmo
* AffectionateParody: Specifically of [[FromSoftware From's]] other series ''VideoGame/ArmoredCore'', but also of mecha shows, American action movies, and politics in general. Some people claim it's satire, but it's much too ''cheerful'' about everything to count as that.
** Specifically, it seems like a parody of movies with Action Presidents such as ''Film/IndependenceDay'' or ''AirForceOne''.
* AmericanRobot: One of the greatest examples IN AMERICA.
* AndYourRewardIsClothes: Alt skins. Some of which take the PatrioticFervor to extreme levels (ex. American Flag scheme).
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: The protagonist and antagonist are the ''President'' and ''Vice President'' of the '''United States'''. You throw in the Speaker of the House and From [[WhatCouldHaveBeen could have had]] an epic MeleeATrois.
* {{Badass}}: Michael, probably THE most badass president ever (fictional or otherwise).
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eu50QXxyxYo If Ninja Blade of of any indication, he knows]] [[spoiler: [[BruceLeeClone Jeet Kun Do.]]]]
* BeardOfEvil: See Richard Hawk's beard [[http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/0/3564/456747-richardhawk_face_large.jpg here]].
* BoisterousBruiser: Michael, ''YEEEEEEEEEAAAAAHHHH''!
* BrokenPedestal: Twice, no less.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Jodie
* CardCarryingVillain: We never hear any of Richard's motivations beyond some incomprehensible propaganda near the beginning. He just hates freedom for some reason.
** We are told near the end that Richard is doing this because he believes America has become corrupt and lazy (possibly due to too much freedom) and he intends to create a stronger nation by culling the weak.
** Or so we think, for all we know he is merely using this as a testing bed for social engineering when Pax Economia comes.
* CatchPhrase: No less than ''five'' - "Believe in your own justice," for the game as a whole, "Because, yes! The pen is ''still'' mightier than the sword!" for Peter [=MacDonald=], "I, Richard Hawk," for, well, Richard Hawk, "Because I am the President of the United States!" for Michael and "The password is ______" for the Government Policy Promotion Department. No, really.
** "Owkay... LET'S PARTYYYYY!!!"
** Also, "HOW DO YOU LIKE ME NOW!?!" for Michael.
* ChestBlaster: Richard Hawk gets one as his answer to Michael's MacrossMissileMassacre.
--> ''Eat my flame of justice!''
* CurseCutShort: Michael's commentary on Richard's SpiderTank.
* DeadlyGas: In Chicago. Which has to be stopped by destroying the containers holding the gas...
* DeflectorShields: Equipped on the giant spider-bot in New York.
* {{Dissimile}}:
-->'''RICHARD!:''' What do you think of [[SpiderTank my cute lil' pet]]? Thanks to him, the people of New York City are right now festively... uh... Running around and trying to escape! Uh, it's like a big ol' carnival, it's like Mardi Gras, in New York or something, heh heh heh...
* DisproportionateRetribution: The Government Policy Promotion Department's final broadcast announces that the following are subject to arrest and execution - Insurgents, Metal Wolf sympathizers, their families, their friends and acquaintances, anyone who has ever attended any form of school with them and any co-workers.
* {{Eagleland}}: This game is ''drowning'' in it.
** And it shows: 1up has labeled this as the Number 1 Most Insanely Patriotic Game. And Michael Wilson is the Number 1 President.
* ElevatorActionSequence: The finale.
* {{Engrish}}: Bizarre version. The dialogue is actually pretty good English; it's just that it is horrifically cheesy ([[SoBadItsGood but not]] [[NarmCharm necessarily bad]]) English.
* EverythingBreaks: And unlocking [[RewardingVandalism a couple of secret weapons]] demands that you [[RandomPowerRanking S-Rank]] the amount of property damage you do throughout the course of the game.
* TheEvilArmy: Though they are always referred to as the "coup d'etat forces", pretty much the entire United States Military seems to be in on the coup.
* EvilChancellor: Richard demonstrates once again that "Vice President of the United States" is a modern way to say "Grand Vizier."
* EvilLaugh: Richard lets one loose almost every time he and Michael [[IncomingHam run into each other]].
* FanTranslation: A "basic" [[http://www.romhacking.net/translations/1718 English patch]] was released during March 2012.
* FictionalCounterpart: DNN
* FightingYourFriend: Michael ends up fighting a lot of his old friends from the army. They don't come out well.
* ForTheEvulz: Richard pretty much does all his evil crap just to show us he's evil.
* GoodHairEvilHair
* GratuitousEnglish: While most of the English is quite good, the song titles on the soundtrack are just strange. "The President Spirit"? "Moduration City"? "Assign Monk"? "Dept Blue"? Yeah...
** There are a few mistakes outside song titles, however. "Kill the legs, that's an iron-clad battle tactic" indeed.
* HamToHamCombat: Tons of it.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: [=Peter MacDonald=]]]
* HeroicComedicSociopath: Jodie seems to enjoy watching her boss wreak havoc across the country a little ''too'' much.
* HotBlooded: SuperRobot-levels of it.
* HumongousMecha: While most of them are MiniMecha, the game doesn't shy away from these in the least.
* HyperspaceArsenal
* IncomingHam: Every single time Richard shows up.
* IntrepidReporter: Peter [=MacDonald=], an antagonist releasing propaganda for Richard.
* LargeHam: Michael and Richard ChewTheScenery: Though, here, it's not so much as chewing as stuff starts spontaneously exploding around them.
* LarynxDissonance: For such a BadAss president, much like TheodoreRoosevelt, Michael has a somewhat high-pitched voice.
* LighterAndSofter: Considerably, compared to practically every ''VideoGame/ArmoredCore'' title barring ''FormulaFront''. (And if we're counting From Software's collaborative works, a couple notches softer than ''AnotherCenturysEpisode'' too.)
* LimitBreak: Obviously complete with HotBlooded Shouting and MoreDakka. ''Lots More Dakka.''
--> '''''HOW DO YOU LIKE ME NOW?!?!!?!?!'''''
* LudicrousPrecision: Jody flat-out ''guesses'' it will take the [[WeaponisedLandmark Alcatraz Cannon]] four minutes to recharge. This turns out to be accurate to the nearest hundredth of a second.
* MacrossMissileMassacre: Great for crowd clearing.
* MadeOfExplodium
* MadLibAnimeTitle
* MeaningfulName: Richard Hawk and film star Money-Money Gold. No, seriously.
* MetaMecha: Richard Hawk's quadrupedal mecha in the final battle.
* MiniMecha: Metal Wolf and other mobile armors are only double the size of human infantry.
* MirrorBoss: Richard Hawk, in the penultimate level.
* MirroredConfrontationShot
* [[RocketPunch Missile Punch]]: "YEEEEAH! Suck. On my... Missile Punch!"
* MonumentalDamage: Richard tries to do this to the Statue of Liberty. And while it's more of a WeaponizedLandmark, Jodie and Michael consider the Fight House to be this.
* MoralDissonance: Who knows who many perfectly innocent Americans, not to mention soldiers just doing their jobs, Michael blows up in his fight for freedom? More importantly, [[RuleOfCool who cares]]? [[StuffBlowingUp Go blow more of it up]]!
** And don't worry about killing innocents. Only the really evil people die. [[spoiler:Barring Richard himself, presumably.]]
* MoreDakka: No one can EVER have enuff dakka, but between this and all his MacrossMissileMassacre goodness, Metal Wolf sure does make a mighty effort towards having almost enuff.
** [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything An extra mode after beating the game gives you unlimited ammo]]. Read that again: '''UNLIMITED. AMMO.'''
* MyCountryRightOrWrong: Many of minibosses were Wilson's comrades in the Insurrection refuses to betray Richard Hawk despite sympathizing with his cause.
* NoExportForYou: Too American to be released in America. Why. Just... ''why''?
** Commercial usage of an unmodified seal of the Presidency is illegal in America?
* NoodleIncident: While it's hinted at that Michael's presidency, Richard's evilness, and nearly every involved party's past is connected to a conflict called the Arizona Conflict or the Arizona Insurrection, we are never shown or told about what exactly happened there. All we are told (as an aside, no less) is that Michael received a Congressional Medal of Honor during that conflict.
** If ArmoredCore is given an indication, it was due to Arizona attempted to secede from the union only to be met with the superweapons of US which included Michael's power armor.
* ObviouslyEvil: When your name is [[NamesToRunawayFromReallyFast Richard Hawk]] and you look [[http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/0/3564/456747-richardhawk_face_large.jpg like this]], you're not just MadeOfEvil, you're "Special Order" Evil.
* OneLiner: Too many to count. Too ludicrous to replicate here.
* OppressiveStatesOfAmerica
* OurPresidentsAreDifferent: Michael is President Action distilled to its raw form and equipped with a MiniMecha, while Richard is a straight-up PresidentEvil.
* PatrioticFervor: Only because it's a Japanese video game, it's more like HotBlooded translated into the world of politics.
* PropagandaMachine: This trope has been an announcement from the Government Policy Promotion Department, where our motto, "Justice over Theory," is your motto.
* PsychoSupporter: While Jodie doesn't really ''do'' anything outside her support role, her AxCrazy tendencies reach a new high when shooting down and capturing all of the game's EasterEgg [=UFOs=] nets you her alien-themed rendition of "Ten Little Indians." (Which begs the question: [[{{Squick}} How did Jodie know the aliens were boys?]])
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: "I! [[EvilChancellor RICHARD]] [[BigBad HAWK]]! WILL UPHOLD! AMERICAN! JUSTICE! WITHOUT! FAIL!"
* RatedMForManly
* RedshirtArmy
* RefugeInAudacity: ''And how!''
** It's so over the top that it's the more ''subdued'' moments that really jump out at you.
** The game ''starts'' with the President in a MiniMecha bursting out of the White House with a extremely {{Engrish}}y "LET'S PARRRTYYYYYYYYY!" and goes up from there.
* RuleOfCool: '''Everything''' that Michael does.
* SayMyName: '''"MICHAEL!!!" "RICHAAAAAAAAARD!!!"'''
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: It's said that the reason this game [[NoExportForYou didn't make it to America]] is that FromSoftware couldn't get a publisher. {{Sega}}, who published the ''{{Otogi}}'' titles, allegedly laughed before stating that it would never sell in the States.
** According to localization supremo Vic Ireland, of Working Designs fame, as of 2012, he's been trying off and on for ''three years'' to persuade FromSoftware to let him finally bring the game to the States, but From are supposedly worried the storyline will ''offend Americans''.
** Becomes all the more painful when put up against From's OTHER mecha game for Xbox, the far inferior Murakumo, which was released stateside.
* [[SeeYouInHell See You In Heaven]]
* SexySecretary: Jodie, of course.
* ShieldSurf
* ShoutOut: Man, where to begin?
** Among other things, the massive assault helicopter/floating fortress is named Olajuwon, after Hakeem Olajuwon, the star of the Houston Rockets during the 90's who led the team to winning back-to-back world championships.
* SkySurfing: More like [[spoiler: ''atmospheric reentry surfing'']].
* SpiderTank
* SpiritualSuccessor: It's basically ''VideoGame/ArmoredCore'' with more '''BURNING AMERICAN JUSTICE!'''
** And later From Software game ''NinjaBlade'' is the spiritual successor to ''Metal Wolf Chaos'', doing to ''NinjaGaiden'' what this did to ''VideoGame/ArmoredCore''. The game is set chronologically earlier than ''MWC'', and Michael Wilson gets a PreviousPlayerCharacterCameo as the player's boss. He's taken hostage by a villainous ninja halfway through the game, and an entire {{cutscene}} is devoted to him breaking out of his bonds and ''beating the shit out of the ninja with his bare hands.''
*** Wait, the President gets kidnapped by a ninja, but [[BadDudes he's a bad enough dude to save himself]]? [[HilariousInHindsight Lulz]].
** Gameplay wise Armored Core 5 is a tweaked Metal Wolf Chaos with some ChromeHounds thrown in.
* StuffBlowingUp: ''Yeeeeesssss''...
* SuperDrowningSkills: A real pain in the ass when dealing with a cruiser off the coast of Miami requires you to take aim from [[MadeOfExplodium perfectly destructible gunboats]] parked just outside the shallow water Metal Wolf can safely navigate.
* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: While the writing may be [[NarmCharm fantastically cheesy]] {{Engrish}}, the actual voice actors are native English speakers.
* TheyFightCrime: He's the [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking President of the Great United States of America]]. She's his secretary with [[AxCrazy an appetite for random destruction]].
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: The game pulls the standard ambiguous date of "20XX", but since the player character is the 47th President the game is guaranteed to take place (as of 2012) between 2020 and 2040.
* UnexplainedRecovery: Characters regularly survive helicopter explosions, hand waving it by saying "we have thorough knowledge of how to escape", or even just "I have somehow managed to escape!".
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Richard blames Metal Wolf for every atrocity ''he'' commits, calling it ''[[GoshDangItToHeck meaner]]'' ''than Satan''.
* WaveMotionGun: The Alcatraz Cannon, an ''anti-terrorism'' weapon. As the narrator on the Let's Play video above comments on it:
-->"I just ''love'' the idea of building a massive particle cannon to fight terrorism. I can just picture some poor sap with a dirty bomb in a shopping mall, blown to smithereens by giant laser artillery. Wouldn't be out of place in ''this'' game."
* WeaponizedLandmark: Building a [[WaveMotionGun giant electromagnetic cannon]] inside Alcatraz, 'nuff said. Apart from cladding the White House in armor and weapons to make it the Fight House.
* XMeetsY: ''GurrenLagann'' meets...
** ''AirForceOne'', by Creator/MichaelBay!
--->'''Unknown Website/YouTube commentator''': ''The illegitimate love child of ''GurrenLagann'' and ''AirForceOne'', adopted and raised by Creator/MichaelBay.''
** TheodoreRoosevelt!
--->'''Unknown Troper''': ''Imagine TheodoreRoosevelt hijacking the Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann.''
** ''{{Transmetropolitan}}''!
--->'''Kalaong''': ''Sooo... Someone decided to elect [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Kamina]] [[OurPresidentsAreDifferent president]] and [[UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny have him fight]] [[{{Transmetropolitan}} The Smiler]]? [[RuleOfCool AWESOME JUST AWESOME]]''
*** '''''[[WikiMagic MORE TROPES!]] FOR BURNING AMERICAN FREEDOM! BURNING AMERICAN FREEDOM AND BURNING AMERICAN JUSTICE!'''''

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[[caption-width-right:300:That's the [[BlatantLies heinous terrorist]] Metal Wolf!]]

->''Remember ''Film/AirForceOne'', that movie where Creator/HarrisonFord was like, the kickass President of the United States? ... Japan saw that and they were like "[[UpToEleven We can do better than that!]]"''
-->--'''{{Seanbaby}}''', ''''' BrokenPixels''''', "[[http://gamevideos.1up.com/video/id/23887 #24]]''

%% One quote is sufficient. Please place additional entries on the quotes tab.

Michael Wilson, veteran of the Arizona Conflict and [[OurPresidentsAreDifferent 47th President of the United States]] has been deposed in a [[TheEvilArmy military coup]] by his [[EvilChancellor running mate]], Richard Hawk. Now, he must take up the guise of Metal Wolf and take back America city by city, armed only with his MiniMecha and the power of '''[[HotBlooded burning]] [[PatrioticFervor American freedom]]'''.

[[WidgetSeries A game this American could only have been made in Japan.]]

''MetalWolfChaos'' is an original Xbox game made by FromSoftware, [[NoExportForYou unfortunately]] [[{{Irony}} (and weirdly)]] [[NoExportForYou never released in America]]. The game is a [[MechaGame Mecha]] title focused around the highly American pursuit of [[StuffBlowingUp blowing stuff up]], with a plot and dialog that is the epitome of HotBlooded American PatrioticFervor, regardless of coming from a different country altogether. Weaponry includes machine guns, rocket launchers, and a [[AbnormalAmmo shark]] gun - [[RuleOfCool Yes, a shark gun]] - while the plot takes you to [[TheWildWest shootouts in the southwest]], [[HollywoodCalifornia bomb threats in Beverly Hills]], [[BigApplesauce mangling mechas in Manhattan]], redecorating the White House with ''missiles'', a [[ClimaxBoss showdown with Richard]] in [[VivaLasVegas Vegas]], and ''space'', assisted along the way by a [[RedshirtArmy resistance force]] skilled only in blocking tank cannons with their helicopters and the President's [[AxCrazy slightly psychotic]] secretary, Jodie Crawford.

'''Troper General's Warning:''' Prolonged exposure to this article or its tropes may cause you to develop the delusion that ''MetalWolfChaos'' [[AluminumChristmasTrees is not a real game]]. The Troper General's Office recommends treatment through proportional use of [[http://lparchive.org/LetsPlay/Metal%20Wolf%20Chaos/ videos of the game in action]].

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!!This game provides (hilarious) examples of :

* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: In his brief reign as President, Richard has re-established slave labor, completely militarized and fortified the country's major metropolises, flooded the city of Chicago with poison gas, installed a WaveMotionGun on Alcatraz Island, and terrorized New York with ''a giant mechanical spider''. To his credit, he at least subconsciously acknowledges that everyone hates him and runs a [[{{Narm}} Narmtastically]] hilarious propaganda campaign to boost his approval ratings out of the .000%-range.
* AbnormalAmmo
* AffectionateParody: Specifically of [[FromSoftware From's]] other series ''VideoGame/ArmoredCore'', but also of mecha shows, American action movies, and politics in general. Some people claim it's satire, but it's much too ''cheerful'' about everything to count as that.
** Specifically, it seems like a parody of movies with Action Presidents such as ''Film/IndependenceDay'' or ''AirForceOne''.
* AmericanRobot: One of the greatest examples IN AMERICA.
* AndYourRewardIsClothes: Alt skins. Some of which take the PatrioticFervor to extreme levels (ex. American Flag scheme).
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: The protagonist and antagonist are the ''President'' and ''Vice President'' of the '''United States'''. You throw in the Speaker of the House and From [[WhatCouldHaveBeen could have had]] an epic MeleeATrois.
* {{Badass}}: Michael, probably THE most badass president ever (fictional or otherwise).
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eu50QXxyxYo If Ninja Blade of of any indication, he knows]] [[spoiler: [[BruceLeeClone Jeet Kun Do.]]]]
* BeardOfEvil: See Richard Hawk's beard [[http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/0/3564/456747-richardhawk_face_large.jpg here]].
* BoisterousBruiser: Michael, ''YEEEEEEEEEAAAAAHHHH''!
* BrokenPedestal: Twice, no less.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Jodie
* CardCarryingVillain: We never hear any of Richard's motivations beyond some incomprehensible propaganda near the beginning. He just hates freedom for some reason.
** We are told near the end that Richard is doing this because he believes America has become corrupt and lazy (possibly due to too much freedom) and he intends to create a stronger nation by culling the weak.
** Or so we think, for all we know he is merely using this as a testing bed for social engineering when Pax Economia comes.
* CatchPhrase: No less than ''five'' - "Believe in your own justice," for the game as a whole, "Because, yes! The pen is ''still'' mightier than the sword!" for Peter [=MacDonald=], "I, Richard Hawk," for, well, Richard Hawk, "Because I am the President of the United States!" for Michael and "The password is ______" for the Government Policy Promotion Department. No, really.
** "Owkay... LET'S PARTYYYYY!!!"
** Also, "HOW DO YOU LIKE ME NOW!?!" for Michael.
* ChestBlaster: Richard Hawk gets one as his answer to Michael's MacrossMissileMassacre.
--> ''Eat my flame of justice!''
* CurseCutShort: Michael's commentary on Richard's SpiderTank.
* DeadlyGas: In Chicago. Which has to be stopped by destroying the containers holding the gas...
* DeflectorShields: Equipped on the giant spider-bot in New York.
* {{Dissimile}}:
-->'''RICHARD!:''' What do you think of [[SpiderTank my cute lil' pet]]? Thanks to him, the people of New York City are right now festively... uh... Running around and trying to escape! Uh, it's like a big ol' carnival, it's like Mardi Gras, in New York or something, heh heh heh...
* DisproportionateRetribution: The Government Policy Promotion Department's final broadcast announces that the following are subject to arrest and execution - Insurgents, Metal Wolf sympathizers, their families, their friends and acquaintances, anyone who has ever attended any form of school with them and any co-workers.
* {{Eagleland}}: This game is ''drowning'' in it.
** And it shows: 1up has labeled this as the Number 1 Most Insanely Patriotic Game. And Michael Wilson is the Number 1 President.
* ElevatorActionSequence: The finale.
* {{Engrish}}: Bizarre version. The dialogue is actually pretty good English; it's just that it is horrifically cheesy ([[SoBadItsGood but not]] [[NarmCharm necessarily bad]]) English.
* EverythingBreaks: And unlocking [[RewardingVandalism a couple of secret weapons]] demands that you [[RandomPowerRanking S-Rank]] the amount of property damage you do throughout the course of the game.
* TheEvilArmy: Though they are always referred to as the "coup d'etat forces", pretty much the entire United States Military seems to be in on the coup.
* EvilChancellor: Richard demonstrates once again that "Vice President of the United States" is a modern way to say "Grand Vizier."
* EvilLaugh: Richard lets one loose almost every time he and Michael [[IncomingHam run into each other]].
* FanTranslation: A "basic" [[http://www.romhacking.net/translations/1718 English patch]] was released during March 2012.
* FictionalCounterpart: DNN
* FightingYourFriend: Michael ends up fighting a lot of his old friends from the army. They don't come out well.
* ForTheEvulz: Richard pretty much does all his evil crap just to show us he's evil.
* GoodHairEvilHair
* GratuitousEnglish: While most of the English is quite good, the song titles on the soundtrack are just strange. "The President Spirit"? "Moduration City"? "Assign Monk"? "Dept Blue"? Yeah...
** There are a few mistakes outside song titles, however. "Kill the legs, that's an iron-clad battle tactic" indeed.
* HamToHamCombat: Tons of it.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: [=Peter MacDonald=]]]
* HeroicComedicSociopath: Jodie seems to enjoy watching her boss wreak havoc across the country a little ''too'' much.
* HotBlooded: SuperRobot-levels of it.
* HumongousMecha: While most of them are MiniMecha, the game doesn't shy away from these in the least.
* HyperspaceArsenal
* IncomingHam: Every single time Richard shows up.
* IntrepidReporter: Peter [=MacDonald=], an antagonist releasing propaganda for Richard.
* LargeHam: Michael and Richard ChewTheScenery: Though, here, it's not so much as chewing as stuff starts spontaneously exploding around them.
* LarynxDissonance: For such a BadAss president, much like TheodoreRoosevelt, Michael has a somewhat high-pitched voice.
* LighterAndSofter: Considerably, compared to practically every ''VideoGame/ArmoredCore'' title barring ''FormulaFront''. (And if we're counting From Software's collaborative works, a couple notches softer than ''AnotherCenturysEpisode'' too.)
* LimitBreak: Obviously complete with HotBlooded Shouting and MoreDakka. ''Lots More Dakka.''
--> '''''HOW DO YOU LIKE ME NOW?!?!!?!?!'''''
* LudicrousPrecision: Jody flat-out ''guesses'' it will take the [[WeaponisedLandmark Alcatraz Cannon]] four minutes to recharge. This turns out to be accurate to the nearest hundredth of a second.
* MacrossMissileMassacre: Great for crowd clearing.
* MadeOfExplodium
* MadLibAnimeTitle
* MeaningfulName: Richard Hawk and film star Money-Money Gold. No, seriously.
* MetaMecha: Richard Hawk's quadrupedal mecha in the final battle.
* MiniMecha: Metal Wolf and other mobile armors are only double the size of human infantry.
* MirrorBoss: Richard Hawk, in the penultimate level.
* MirroredConfrontationShot
* [[RocketPunch Missile Punch]]: "YEEEEAH! Suck. On my... Missile Punch!"
* MonumentalDamage: Richard tries to do this to the Statue of Liberty. And while it's more of a WeaponizedLandmark, Jodie and Michael consider the Fight House to be this.
* MoralDissonance: Who knows who many perfectly innocent Americans, not to mention soldiers just doing their jobs, Michael blows up in his fight for freedom? More importantly, [[RuleOfCool who cares]]? [[StuffBlowingUp Go blow more of it up]]!
** And don't worry about killing innocents. Only the really evil people die. [[spoiler:Barring Richard himself, presumably.]]
* MoreDakka: No one can EVER have enuff dakka, but between this and all his MacrossMissileMassacre goodness, Metal Wolf sure does make a mighty effort towards having almost enuff.
** [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything An extra mode after beating the game gives you unlimited ammo]]. Read that again: '''UNLIMITED. AMMO.'''
* MyCountryRightOrWrong: Many of minibosses were Wilson's comrades in the Insurrection refuses to betray Richard Hawk despite sympathizing with his cause.
* NoExportForYou: Too American to be released in America. Why. Just... ''why''?
** Commercial usage of an unmodified seal of the Presidency is illegal in America?
* NoodleIncident: While it's hinted at that Michael's presidency, Richard's evilness, and nearly every involved party's past is connected to a conflict called the Arizona Conflict or the Arizona Insurrection, we are never shown or told about what exactly happened there. All we are told (as an aside, no less) is that Michael received a Congressional Medal of Honor during that conflict.
** If ArmoredCore is given an indication, it was due to Arizona attempted to secede from the union only to be met with the superweapons of US which included Michael's power armor.
* ObviouslyEvil: When your name is [[NamesToRunawayFromReallyFast Richard Hawk]] and you look [[http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/0/3564/456747-richardhawk_face_large.jpg like this]], you're not just MadeOfEvil, you're "Special Order" Evil.
* OneLiner: Too many to count. Too ludicrous to replicate here.
* OppressiveStatesOfAmerica
* OurPresidentsAreDifferent: Michael is President Action distilled to its raw form and equipped with a MiniMecha, while Richard is a straight-up PresidentEvil.
* PatrioticFervor: Only because it's a Japanese video game, it's more like HotBlooded translated into the world of politics.
* PropagandaMachine: This trope has been an announcement from the Government Policy Promotion Department, where our motto, "Justice over Theory," is your motto.
* PsychoSupporter: While Jodie doesn't really ''do'' anything outside her support role, her AxCrazy tendencies reach a new high when shooting down and capturing all of the game's EasterEgg [=UFOs=] nets you her alien-themed rendition of "Ten Little Indians." (Which begs the question: [[{{Squick}} How did Jodie know the aliens were boys?]])
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: "I! [[EvilChancellor RICHARD]] [[BigBad HAWK]]! WILL UPHOLD! AMERICAN! JUSTICE! WITHOUT! FAIL!"
* RatedMForManly
* RedshirtArmy
* RefugeInAudacity: ''And how!''
** It's so over the top that it's the more ''subdued'' moments that really jump out at you.
** The game ''starts'' with the President in a MiniMecha bursting out of the White House with a extremely {{Engrish}}y "LET'S PARRRTYYYYYYYYY!" and goes up from there.
* RuleOfCool: '''Everything''' that Michael does.
* SayMyName: '''"MICHAEL!!!" "RICHAAAAAAAAARD!!!"'''
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: It's said that the reason this game [[NoExportForYou didn't make it to America]] is that FromSoftware couldn't get a publisher. {{Sega}}, who published the ''{{Otogi}}'' titles, allegedly laughed before stating that it would never sell in the States.
** According to localization supremo Vic Ireland, of Working Designs fame, as of 2012, he's been trying off and on for ''three years'' to persuade FromSoftware to let him finally bring the game to the States, but From are supposedly worried the storyline will ''offend Americans''.
** Becomes all the more painful when put up against From's OTHER mecha game for Xbox, the far inferior Murakumo, which was released stateside.
* [[SeeYouInHell See You In Heaven]]
* SexySecretary: Jodie, of course.
* ShieldSurf
* ShoutOut: Man, where to begin?
** Among other things, the massive assault helicopter/floating fortress is named Olajuwon, after Hakeem Olajuwon, the star of the Houston Rockets during the 90's who led the team to winning back-to-back world championships.
* SkySurfing: More like [[spoiler: ''atmospheric reentry surfing'']].
* SpiderTank
* SpiritualSuccessor: It's basically ''VideoGame/ArmoredCore'' with more '''BURNING AMERICAN JUSTICE!'''
** And later From Software game ''NinjaBlade'' is the spiritual successor to ''Metal Wolf Chaos'', doing to ''NinjaGaiden'' what this did to ''VideoGame/ArmoredCore''. The game is set chronologically earlier than ''MWC'', and Michael Wilson gets a PreviousPlayerCharacterCameo as the player's boss. He's taken hostage by a villainous ninja halfway through the game, and an entire {{cutscene}} is devoted to him breaking out of his bonds and ''beating the shit out of the ninja with his bare hands.''
*** Wait, the President gets kidnapped by a ninja, but [[BadDudes he's a bad enough dude to save himself]]? [[HilariousInHindsight Lulz]].
** Gameplay wise Armored Core 5 is a tweaked Metal Wolf Chaos with some ChromeHounds thrown in.
* StuffBlowingUp: ''Yeeeeesssss''...
* SuperDrowningSkills: A real pain in the ass when dealing with a cruiser off the coast of Miami requires you to take aim from [[MadeOfExplodium perfectly destructible gunboats]] parked just outside the shallow water Metal Wolf can safely navigate.
* SurprisinglyGoodEnglish: While the writing may be [[NarmCharm fantastically cheesy]] {{Engrish}}, the actual voice actors are native English speakers.
* TheyFightCrime: He's the [[AuthorityEqualsAsskicking President of the Great United States of America]]. She's his secretary with [[AxCrazy an appetite for random destruction]].
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: The game pulls the standard ambiguous date of "20XX", but since the player character is the 47th President the game is guaranteed to take place (as of 2012) between 2020 and 2040.
* UnexplainedRecovery: Characters regularly survive helicopter explosions, hand waving it by saying "we have thorough knowledge of how to escape", or even just "I have somehow managed to escape!".
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Richard blames Metal Wolf for every atrocity ''he'' commits, calling it ''[[GoshDangItToHeck meaner]]'' ''than Satan''.
* WaveMotionGun: The Alcatraz Cannon, an ''anti-terrorism'' weapon. As the narrator on the Let's Play video above comments on it:
-->"I just ''love'' the idea of building a massive particle cannon to fight terrorism. I can just picture some poor sap with a dirty bomb in a shopping mall, blown to smithereens by giant laser artillery. Wouldn't be out of place in ''this'' game."
* WeaponizedLandmark: Building a [[WaveMotionGun giant electromagnetic cannon]] inside Alcatraz, 'nuff said. Apart from cladding the White House in armor and weapons to make it the Fight House.
* XMeetsY: ''GurrenLagann'' meets...
** ''AirForceOne'', by Creator/MichaelBay!
--->'''Unknown Website/YouTube commentator''': ''The illegitimate love child of ''GurrenLagann'' and ''AirForceOne'', adopted and raised by Creator/MichaelBay.''
** TheodoreRoosevelt!
--->'''Unknown Troper''': ''Imagine TheodoreRoosevelt hijacking the Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann.''
** ''{{Transmetropolitan}}''!
--->'''Kalaong''': ''Sooo... Someone decided to elect [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Kamina]] [[OurPresidentsAreDifferent president]] and [[UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny have him fight]] [[{{Transmetropolitan}} The Smiler]]? [[RuleOfCool AWESOME JUST AWESOME]]''
*** '''''[[WikiMagic MORE TROPES!]] FOR BURNING AMERICAN FREEDOM! BURNING AMERICAN FREEDOM AND BURNING AMERICAN JUSTICE!'''''

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10th Oct '12 3:39:08 PM asaqe
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* MyCountryRightOrWrong: Many of minibosses were Wilson's comrades in the Insurrection refuses to betray Richard Hawk despite sympathizing with his cause.


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** If ArmoredCore is given an indication, it was due to Arizona attempted to secede from the union only to be met with the superweapons of US which included Michael's power armor.
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** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eu50QXxyxYo If Ninja Blade of of any indication, he knows]] [[spoiler: [[BruceLeeClone Jeet Kun Do.]]]]
4th Oct '12 1:13:52 PM Kytseo
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* [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff Americans Love Metal Wolf Chaos]]: It has a surprisingly decent fanbase for something that was both never released in the US and deemed "unmarketable" in the US. [[PatrioticFervor The reasons for this are obvious.]]
4th Oct '12 1:13:28 PM Kytseo
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* [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff Americans Love Metal Wolf Chaos]]: It has a surprisingly decent fanbase for something that was both never released in the US and deemed "unmarketable" in the US. [[PatrioticFervor The reasons for this are obvious.]]
2nd Sep '12 4:45:44 AM FELH2
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** ''AirForceOne'', by MichaelBay!
--->'''Unknown Website/YouTube commentator''': ''The illegitimate love child of ''GurrenLagann'' and ''AirForceOne'', adopted and raised by MichaelBay.''

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** ''AirForceOne'', by MichaelBay!
Creator/MichaelBay!
--->'''Unknown Website/YouTube commentator''': ''The illegitimate love child of ''GurrenLagann'' and ''AirForceOne'', adopted and raised by MichaelBay.Creator/MichaelBay.''
22nd Aug '12 11:02:35 PM asaqe
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** Or so we think, for all we know he is merely using this as a testing bed for social engineering when Pax Economia comes.
3rd Aug '12 5:17:26 AM FELH2
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--->'''Unknown YouTube commentator''': ''The illegitimate love child of ''GurrenLagann'' and ''AirForceOne'', adopted and raised by MichaelBay.''

to:

--->'''Unknown YouTube Website/YouTube commentator''': ''The illegitimate love child of ''GurrenLagann'' and ''AirForceOne'', adopted and raised by MichaelBay.''



--->'''Unknown Troper''': ''Imagine TheodoreRoosevelt hijacking the TengenToppaGurrenLagann.''

to:

--->'''Unknown Troper''': ''Imagine TheodoreRoosevelt hijacking the TengenToppaGurrenLagann.Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann.''



--->'''Kalaong''': ''Sooo... Someone decided to elect [[TengenToppaGurrenLagann Kamina]] [[OurPresidentsAreDifferent president]] and [[UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny have him fight]] [[{{Transmetropolitan}} The Smiler]]? [[RuleOfCool AWESOME JUST AWESOME]]''

to:

--->'''Kalaong''': ''Sooo... Someone decided to elect [[TengenToppaGurrenLagann [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Kamina]] [[OurPresidentsAreDifferent president]] and [[UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny have him fight]] [[{{Transmetropolitan}} The Smiler]]? [[RuleOfCool AWESOME JUST AWESOME]]''
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* DisproportionateRetribution: The Government Policy Promotion Department's final broadcast announces that the following are subject to arrest and execution - Insurgents, Metal Wolf sympathizers, their families, their friends and acquaintances, anyone who has ever attended any form of school with them and any co-workers.
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