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Not an army as a whole, but a collection of warriors, adventurers, and hostile wildlife not affiliated with any of the factions that get involved in the conflict. This also includes members from the Amadeus Syndicate, Japanese Army, Mummy Army, Pirates, and any mutated creature (even those created by the Rebel Army).


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Amadeus Synidicate

This consortium of hackers and Mad Scientists were the actual enemy in Metal Slug 4. Despite impersonating them in that game, they actually work with or for the Rebel Army a lot.

    White Baby Prototype
White Baby holding Alice
A supervirus, created by the Amadeus Syndicate, in its prototype form. Like MS-Alice, White Baby is able to produce a mass hologram of herself.

  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: There's a reason her name includes "Prototype". While she recognises her creator Amadeus as her "father", she rather go by her own rules than to work for him. Can also be considered Gone Horribly Right.
  • Arch-Enemy: To Alice, another digital character.
  • Big Damn Heroes: After Clone Betty and the Martians invaded the Amadeus base, Betty had Amadeus in her sights and could have killed him right then and there if White Baby didn't help herself to hack into Betty's AI, forcing the Martians to retreat.
  • Big Brother Bully: Often teases the Iron Fortress for her weaker personality.
  • Creepy Child: Her avatar can easily give this impression, creepy giggle and all. She even treats her battles like a playful game.
  • Dark-Skinned Blond: As White Baby (Summer Type), whose "skin" is now tanned while retaining her blonde hair.
  • Digitized Hacker: As a computer virus, she can easily hack and take control of Amadeus technology, from Robots to the robot clones of Allen and Morden. She is also able to hack new technology, such as Clone Betty.
  • Easter Egg: If Alice is part of the opposing team, then White Baby's victory animation will have her holding Alice by the pigtails.
  • Enemy Summoner: Her special is producing Amadeus Robots.
  • Fair-Play Villain: In Task Force the 1st, when Rosa suggests they cheat to win, she considers it a bad idea since she believes cheating to be "no fun".
  • Foil: To Alice; Both are free-roaming A.I., and that's where the similarities end. While Alice is loyal to her faction and was merely made by accident, White Baby was made by the Amadeus Syndicate as a powerful computer virus who decided its better to work by herself than under the Syndicate. Although the former may be subverted after the events of the "White Breath" Extra Ops.
  • Frickin' Laser Beams: Her satellites and the Amadeus Robots.
  • Stocking Filler: Wears fishnet stockings.

An Amadeus Researcher who has succeeded in applying animal powers into humans. She turns herself into a tiger-like form when sent to battle.

  • Animorphism: Her main shtick is to create serums for partial animal transformation.
  • Author Appeal: She likes big cats, so her experiments are based around them.
  • Cat Girl: Can morph herself into one with her experiments.
  • Cool Pet: Owns a tiger in her home.
  • Fur Bikini: Although that's actual fur coming out of her body.
  • The Mind Is a Plaything of the Body: A flaw she's trying to fix. In her first successful experiment, she didn't notice that Clone Betty was blatantly watching her when transformed.
  • Shapeshifting Excludes Clothing: All of her clothes are torn to shreds when she transforms. When she reverts back to normal, she meekly covers herself.

    Iron Fortress
An evolution of the Iron, piloted by an AI designed to protect White Baby.

  • Foil: Unlike White Baby, the Iron Fortress is far nicer and actually cares about others.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: As Iron Fortress(full-bodied), she runs away from First Baby because she doesn't like her presence. And upon arriving at the battlefield where the Allen Platoon corners her, she initially refuses to return to the base, but upon realizing that First Baby is there to protect her, she immediately returns to the lab knowing full well that fighting on will do her no good.
  • Tantrum Throwing: While on the run from First Baby during United Front the 22nd, she throws a tantrum by firing a missile at Otto and Alma from her tank body...all while crying "I hate my sister!" They reconcile in the end, though.
  • True Blue Femininity: Blue dress, blue hair, and overall has a gentle personality.

    First Baby
An earlier, and very flawed, version of White Baby.

  • Blood Knight: She just loves smashing stuff.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Her win pose is to summon White Baby or Iron Fortress to her platform and hug them. Unless the Doctor A.I. appears, where she holds her head down in disgust.
  • Loners Are Freaks: Similar to Fedeln, she was locked away from the others without contact making her insane as a result.
  • Orgasmic Combat: Development-wise, First Baby's animator had to tone down her facial expressions during her attacks as her faces originally looked like she was actually having an orgasm.

    Type: Ant-Lion
Antlion and its "skinless" form
An android who can masquerade by wearing pseudo-living skin.

  • Deceptively Human Robots: Antlion looks like a human but this flies out the window once it starts to move in an absurdly comical fashion.
  • Expy: To Is from Kamen Rider Zero-One.
  • Human Hummingbird: Antlion's legs do this when running in human form. Its robot form walks normally.
  • Latex Perfection: Apparently can produce new skin out of thin air.
  • Turns Red: Antlion's human form is used to keep enemy units from advancing. Once its skin catches fire, the android rips it out and starts to dish out damage.
  • Spectacular Spinning: Its human form's special attack and dodge animation is to make random poses in-between spinning like a tornado.
  • Use Your Head: Its human form's only attack is to awkwardly swing its head forwards.

Red Goblin Society

A former Anti-rebel group that was destroyed in the rise of the Ptolemaic Army. Taking the organization's name as his own, their former leader embarks on a mission of revenge.
    As A Whole 
  • Oddly Small Organization: Originally was larger, but Ptolemaios destroyed them all. Red Goblin would then slowly rebuild his society, and later it returns to its regular size once Elena and Licht take over in their future.
  • Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: Red Goblin, Scotia and Vatn teamed-up at one point to try and take down Ptolemaios. Later in another chapter of the independent Another Story, Jin is part of their group as well, conveniently escaping from the Ptolemaic Army.

    Scotia Amundsen
A treasure hunter and the daughter of Scott Amundsen Jr., the archaeologist from the second mission of Metal Slug 2/X.

  • Disappeared Dad: One of her goals is searching for her father who vanished looking for the Arabian Tears (a purple gem).
  • Knockback: Affects any unit hit by her bullets.
  • Pinball Projectile: Her pistol bullets bounce on the top and bottom sides of the battlefield in short arcs.

    Red Goblin
Machyna and Red Goblin
The former leader of the Red Goblin society before Ptolemaios came in and dismantled the group.

A hired supernatural hunter of sorts.

  • Badass Longcoat
  • The Charmer: Has a knack for this. He pulls this on Caroline, Percier and ALICE during a mission to sway them from Aswang's side.
  • The Drifter: Said to wander in his travels with no home to return to.
  • Eye-Obscuring Hat: Shown in his sprites.
  • Friend to All Children: Was kind towards Caroline, and later Percier, during the Halloween Another Story. Says it reminds him of a friend from his childhood.
  • My Greatest Failure: Failing to kill Aswang the first time. He fails to kill her again as he still have feelings for her.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Blows himself up in his defeat animation.
  • Teleportation: His evade animation is him disappearing and reappearing a few spaces back.
  • This Is a Drill: His short-range attack is a drill attached to his gun.
  • Trench Coat Warfare: His coat contains his personal Gatling gun and many mortars to place.

A soldier of an Eastern army (possibly the Japanese Assault Force) who left to a deserted location under the stress of an overly prolonged war.

    Licht and Elena
Licht, Machyna, and Elena
Mysterious siblings from another timeline that practice swordsmanship. Both of them have some sort of obsession to defeat Ptolemaios. Both siblings have swords that are keepsakes of their parents, Licht from his father and Elena from her mother.

  • Cool Big Sis: Licht takes big admiration on his elder sister.
  • Expy: With that of Red Goblin for Licht and Jin for Elena, though both siblings have different move sets than their predecessors.
  • Clothing Damage: For Elena, if she takes a certain amount of damage, her outfit is shredded, and only her lingerie is left standing.
  • Kid from the Future: They all but said to be the children of Jin and Red Goblin from a Bad Future where Ptolomaios has become nearly unstoppable. Later stories featuring them drop the pretense of ambiguity, though they haven't told their parents.
  • The Leader: Elena takes over leadership of the Red Goblin Society after her father's death. Licht is the second-in-command.
  • Robot Buddy: Licht is followed by a red colored Machyna.
  • Shock and Awe: Licht's Laser Blade.
  • Smoking Is Cool: Just like her mother, Elena smokes from a pipe.
  • Sword Beam: Elena's swords' ability.
  • Stripperific: Elena starts countering when her clothes are off. She suffers knockback when clothed.

A mysterious puppeteer who uses her large puppet as a means of transport and weaponry. She joins Red Goblin to take vengeance to the Rebel Army.

  • Doomed Hometown: The village that she, Yoshino, and Shizuka lived was attacked by the Rebel Army.
  • Hitbox Dissonance: Her special form's punches have a longer reach. This includes the large impact sprite and not where the fist connects.
  • Marionette Master: She controls a large floating puppet. Its punches can toss rocks from the ground.
  • Not Quite Flight: Her puppet hovers while she sits on the puppet's tongue.
  • Older Than She Looks: People who know her tell that she always looked youthful for decades.

Mummy Army

The Rebels and Regular Army fought through their tombs in Metal Slug 2, and they never really went back to their rest.
A servant to the Pharaoh.

A loyal follower of the Pharaoh who gave her heart for eternal life.

  • Elemental Barrier: Summons a large sand statue of a cat that blocks enemy attacks. Once the sand dissipates, it spews out energy balls that can stun enemies.
  • Enemy Summoner: Spawns a swarm of chariots from her staff.
  • Power Tattoo: The markings on her skin provides the power granted from her sacrifice.
  • Side Boob: As far as her robe can show without exposing too much.

Cleopatra's younger sister who lives in a different set of ruins from where the Pharaoh and Cleopatra rest.

  • Elemental Barrier: Produces an electrical barrier vertically from where she stands. Anyone inside of it receives constant damage.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Wears even less clothes than her older sister.
  • Queen Mook: She’s more specifically designed after the Mummy Cats than the Lovely Mummies.
  • Shock and Awe: Uses the same lightning attacks as her sister.

Another follower of the Pharaoh. Unlike Hemet, her eternal life lost her ability to convey emotions.

  • Bandage Babe: Barring her gold belt, it's the only thing covering her body.
  • A Boy and His X: A Mummy Dog who was also subjected to the ritual. Both often appear together in cutscenes.
  • Cloth Fu: She can use her linen as a projectile.
  • Emotionless Girl: A detrimental outcome from her ritual. Her pet is unaffected by this and is happy to see her again (which she can't reciprocate).
  • Macrossmissile Massacre: Her special produces an abundance of linen strips that also have homing capabilities.

Yet another follower of the Pharaoh who was originally a constructor.

  • Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!: The first thing she notices once woken up is the Golden Regular Army Truck. She instant runs off to grab it.
  • Genki Girl: The most optimistic of the mummies. Hemet comments whether Sharifa actually lost her heart.
  • Golem: Created multiple of them to speed up the construction process. One of them is used as her personal mount and provides most of her attacks.
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: Unlike her fellow mummies, she is very curious about current-day architecture and vehicles.

Ramal and her mirror form.
Yet another follower of the Pharaoh who was originally a priestess.


    El Dorado
A person who protects the Sand Kingdom, the desert missions of Metal Slug 2 and Metal Slug 3, from the Arabian Rebel forces with his trusty Slug Armor.

  • All-Loving Hero: Actively protects the Sand Kingdom from all threats, often the Rebel Army.
  • Big Damn Heroes: When Eri and Fio were forced to confront Vita, El Dorado comes in and provides Eri with the Slug Gunner, taken from his personal collection.
  • Captain Ersatz: He and his slug have a resemblance to Iron Man.
  • Death from Above:
    • Once his special is activated, he rises from the ground and starts attacking from the air until the mission is over or he dies.
    • His special form's special is dropping small versions of the Hairbuster Riberts onto his enemies.
  • The Casanova: Even accidentally hits on Cleopatra, since he confused her for a cosplayer.
  • Power of Trust: Initially treating Eri as an enemy, he eventually accept her as friendly and after giving her the backstory of the Sand Kingdom, offers his services in the fight against Abul Abbas and the Arabian Rebel forces.
  • Red Baron: "The Golden Man"
  • Tranquil Fury: Has a grudge against the Rebel Army for turning the Sand Kingdom that once had daily activity into a almost-lifeless town.
  • Weaponized Exhaust

A previous member of the Amadeus Syndicate who became a Pirate.

  • The Alcoholic: Her idle and winning animation has her chugging constantly. She even constructed her battle car in order to keep battling while drinking.
  • Car Fu: Her close range attack is ramming her car to her opponents.
  • Molotov Cocktail: Her special attack is throwing a large quantity of beer bottles.
  • Pirate Girl: A leader of one.
  • Weaponized Car: Her vehicle has a large cannon in the front.

A pirate who rose from the dead after being disturbed by the Monoeye UFOs.

A girl who lives in an underground village.

  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: Lives among them.
  • Law of Inverse Recoil: Her rifle has great power to toss her a great distance back.
  • The Juggernaut: The huge caterpillar she summons, Grandee, runs from base to the frontmost ground enemy. It keeps ramming until it gets tired and runs back to base.

A young lady who claims to be a real vampire (more or less), having restored to life by some mysterious force. Aswang is out for revenge on Vatn for incidents that have happened in the past. She has had a thing for metal treasures, but since silver bullets have been lodged in her body, she can only settle for plastic treasures, due to her being allergic to metal now.

  • Goddamned Bats: Has this as her regular (long-range) attack.
  • Mook Maker: Has this as her special move, and can only make them appear from your base if she's still alive, this also heals her a bit. Note that there are certain units that cannot be made to the player side.
  • Plot Allergy: As stated above, an allergy to medal. She resents Vatn of giving the allergy to her.
  • Woman Scorned: She was Vatn's first love. But due to incidents regarding a village and the silver bullets lodged in her, they part on bad terms. As a result, exacting revenge on Vatn became her primary goal.

A self-proclaimed pureblood vampire. She's responsible for releasing Aswang.

An ex-nun turned assassin. She is well known in the underworld.

A weaponsmith who works for a world-leading defense contractor.

  • Arms Dealer: Sells various armory towards collectors, El Dorado being one of them.
  • The Power of the Sun: The solar panels on her back power up the laser she's using.

A lone mercenary who eventually settled with Esther's tribe.

  • Brawn Hilda: Her concept art portrays her as much thicker than her sprites and official art.
  • Charged Attack: Her incognito's special is slowly charging her electrical knives; the damage dealt depends on the color of her knifes.
  • Cool Mask: Her ostrich wears a gas mask on its face.
  • Invulnerable Horses: Getting the ostrich take too much damage causes it throw Minerva off of it and run away back to base safely.
  • Turns Red: Once Minerva is knocked off, she starts fighting by herself using electric knives.
  • Weaponized Animal: Her ostrich fights by blowing a ball of fire or a stream of energy.

    Yang Dao
A master martial artist who trained up in the mountains.

Otto and his wolf form.
A human with lycanthrope blood on a constant run from vampires.

    Yuki Tsuki Hana
From left to right: Ouka, Tsukikage, Keisetsu, and Kagura.
A group of four samurai turned ronin after the Ptolemaic Army destroyed their home.

  • Amazonian Beauty: Kagura easily towers over the other three and has a highly-trained body.
  • An Ice Person: Keitsetsu's attacks are unleashing a line of frost.
  • Animal Motifs: Kagura wears a kimono with a crane design, befitting her delicate and dignified appearance.
  • Blow You Away: Ouka's special is generating a twister complete with Cherry Blossoms.
  • Emotionless Girl: Keisetsu has barely any emotion on her face.
  • Forgets to Eat: Tsukikage prefers training than having three meals a day.
  • Informed Loner: Ouka is said to go at it alone, although in-game she is often seen with her teammates.
  • Mini-Mecha: Kagura controls a samurai robot.
  • Palette Swap: The three smaller swordswomen are identical from each other in appearance.

An experienced miner who works for a world-leading military corporation.

  • Berserk Button: Hates people stealing her digging site.
  • Promotion to Parent: Maya works to feed her younger siblings.
  • This Is a Drill: Her mining machine has a humongous, circular, head drill that retracts at a large distance and can be individually launched before producing another one.

Sharl above her prisoner.
A pure vampire who punishes criminal vampires.


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