These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Crosses the Line Twice: As if Richard's atrocities in the 0% Approval Rating entry weren't enough, he enacts a law that calls for the immediate public execution (by guillotine) of any Metal Wolf sympathizers who don't confess by a previously set timeline. Along with their family members within four separations. And their old classmates. AND their friends and coworkers.
The whole game is this. Foreign game has the US President saving the US by killing lots of people? Offensive. US President saving the US by staging a one-man war on his Vice President in a mecha suit while blowing lots of shit up and spitting out cheesy one-liners in the most hot-blooded fashion ever? Awesomesauce.
Foe Yay: Richard and Michael's relationship is very... charged to say the least. Richard even points this out during one battle. Later that same battle, he sounds like he confirms this with the line "I'll...hug you to death!" However, his delivery of this line might suggest that he's just running out of effective tauntsto begin the fight with, especially because he delivers this line late in the game. But then again, that theory gets thrown out of the window later in that same fight...
... Are those mechs arm-wrestling? Over the podium with the President's seal? While onlookers cheer them on?
Fridge Logic: If you kill any Metal Wolf sympathizers (and their family up to four separations, and friends and co-workers, and their friends,family, and co-workers) Won't you have to pretty much kill the entire nation at that point- Oh wait Metal Wolf Chaos. Never mind then.
Fridge Brilliance: Would you really put it past Richard Hawk? He did try to nuke America from orbit after all!
Ham and Cheese: Arguably a completely intentional version of this (as in, the developers were aiming towards this effect). You can practically hear the voice actors laughing in the studios as they're recording.
Holy Shit Quotient: Taken to unbelievable absurdity. At one point Michael destroys an orbiting space station and then rides a piece of debris back down to Earth like a surfboard
Memetic Mutation: There's a tendency for discussions of the game to be interrupted with MICHAEL!!!
HOW DO YOU LIKE ME NOW!?!
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BURNING AMERICAN FREEDOM or BURNING AMERICAN JUSTICE, which will always be in full caps and bold when possible.
"And the reason is... I AM THE PRESIDENT OF THIS GREAT UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!!1!!1!"
Fans often compliment this game by calling it "Too American for America" due to the ironic fact it was developed by Japan.