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The Ptolemaic Army returns in from Metal Slug 5, this time divided up into multiple factions. The main armed faction is the Ptolemaic Army itself, led by Draganov, which appears to be a normal armed force. The army technically takes its orders from the second faction, the Cult itself, primarily led by Ptolemaios and Mira. There is a third faction,the Navy, but it plays no known roll in the game. There is a fourth "mini-faction", the "Believers" or "Sect" led by Anastasia, but they are primarily in an alliance of convenience with Ptolemaios. During the events of Metal Slug Attack, the Army rebels against the Cult, becoming the Rebellion. The outcome of this Civil War is not yet known, and where Anastasia's forces fall in this conflict is also not yet known, though she is not loyal to the Cult.

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Ptolemaic Army/Rebellion

    As A Whole 
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Though they tend to bicker, Dragunov, Yoshino and Caroline are this in the heat of battle. An encounter with Allen O'Neil forced Dragunov to pull a Taking the Bullet to protect Caroline and was forced to take her to safety on Yoshino's orders, leaving her to fight Allen.
  • Scarf Of Asskicking: Most of the Ptolemaic crew wear a red scarf. Caroline confuses Scotia for one of their own because of her scarf.

    Dragunov 
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A commander of the Ptolemaic Army.

  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Is a strict military commander of the Ptolemaic Army and wields a large-caliber sniper rifle that deals heavy damage to enemies.
  • Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Zig-zagged. Her in-game art shows she has no visible scars aside from her eye (and injuries sustained during Another Story are only known through dialogue). But this concept art portrays her being Covered in Scars.
  • BFG: Wields an anti-material rifle.
  • Death from Above: Her original unit snipes from atop a hover unit. Lowering her HP will lead to Dragunov dropping her vehicle onto the opposing army.
  • Defector from Decadence: Fed up with the increasingly creepy actions of Ptolomaios and Mira(the latest of which included collecting enemy corpses from their last operation), she turned from the Ptolomaic Army, taking most of her friends with her.
  • The Determinator: Unlocking her fourth skill allows her to keep fighting on foot with part of her original HP.
  • Doppelgänger Attack: Her "Special Dragunov" form/unit. Only equipped with a combat knife, her long range attack involves sending shadow clones at her enemies, slicing them with said knife. Her special attack sends a long barrage of these in succession which ends with a point-blank explosion she personally performs.
  • Expy: Given the choice of clothes (bikini top and low-hanging pants), gun (she's using the NTW-20 as shown in her concept art), her hair, and how curvy she is, as well as her choice of colored hover unit, she can be seen as an expy of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann's Yoko Littner.
  • Eye Scream: Has a scar on her left eye that seems to be permanently shut.
  • Feud Episode: So far, twice with Veronica over who would be the pilot of a recently upgraded Union vehicle. Both times, Sisilia had to break up the two.
  • Frickin' Laser Beams: Her hover unit's special attack.
  • Knife Nut: When not using her sniper rifle, she is this. Complete with Reverse Grip.
  • Stripperific: Compared to the rest of the army, who most are completely covered, she wears a bikini and low-hanging pants. She drops the pants altogether for her Everlasting Summer variant.

    Yoshino 
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A female Ptolemaic martial arts instructor who happens to wield a giant hammer.

  • Amazonian Beauty: Her character illustration shows off her muscles pretty well. And she needs them to swing that hammer.
  • Counter Attack: Teleports to the front of the opposing army and slams her hammer.
  • Drop the Hammer: Her main weapon, its bigger than she is.
  • Gas Mask Mook: As part of belonging with the Ptolemaic Army's Special Forces section. If she gets knocked back, her mask flies off her face, making her mask-less for the duration of the battle.
  • Gainaxing: Shown during her walking animation.
  • Leotard of Power: Her Everlasting Summer variant has her don a leotard swimsuit, which shows off her muscular legs.
  • Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Her special attack finishes off with her hammer acting as a shield for a few moments, deflecting enemy damage from the team.
  • Made of Iron: In the second Ptolemaic Another Story, she takes on two Super-Heavy tanks (Shoe and Karn) while still suffering from the wounds she took fighting Red Goblin.
  • Ornamental Weapon: The illustration and a concept art of her Everlasting Summer outfit has three kunai that attached on her right leg, but she doesn't use it in-game.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: She is more forgivable than the strict Dragunov depending on the circumstances. Ask Abul Abbas.
  • Sensual Spandex: She clearly shows it off to the player.
  • Shockwave Stomp: The aftermath after slamming her hammer by her special attack.
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    Caroline 
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A mechanic of the Ptolemaic Army. Caroline controls the F-502 ShootingRay, the plane boss from the second mission of Metal Slug 5. She later controls a miniature version of the Jupiter Queen. Later on, she pilots her own variant of the Augensterm, in red.

  • Attack Drone: Usually uses remote-controlled weapons.
  • Death from Above: The plane's standard attack.
  • Fun Size: The original ShootingRay was modeled after would not fit the screen at its wingspan in Metal Slug 5. Here, it's a similar length to the Hairbuster Riberts.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: Created the ShootingRay all of her own; Yoshino calls Caroline the "Mechageek".
  • Girly Girl with a Tomboy Streak: The most girly of the army, but she actively goes to the battlefield with her inventions.
  • Improvised Weapon: Attacks with her controller as a close range attack.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: When not in battle, Caroline is the most expressive of the expanded cast, being the main host of various comedic moments.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: If her controlled weapon explodes before she dies, Caroline will throw a tantrum and stomp back to base.
  • Taking You with Me: Unlocking her fourth skill allows the plane to do a suicide attack whenever it or Caroline loses all of their HP.
  • Tank-Top Tomboy
  • Wrench Wench: Loves machinery. When she sees Big Shiee for the first time, she wants it for herself. Her own story has her going AWOL (technically, she left a Leave request, but never actually turned it in) to get at a Crablops.

    Veronica 
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A member of the Ptolemaic Special Forces.

    Sisilia 
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A member of the Ptolemaic Army Supply Corps who always holds and plays her trumpet.

  • Brown Note: Her close range attack is a loud blast from her trumpet.
  • Cool Bike: Downplayed. It's a standard bicycle compared to Veronica's motorbike.
  • Expy: A Ptolemaic version of Rumi.
  • Fanfare: Plays a silent one on her victory animation.
  • Heroic Second Wind: During "Sadistic Emotion" Extra Ops, she uses her trumpet to revitalise Veronica and Dragunov who not too long ago were defeated by Izabella and Navy, allowing them to rescue her and escape.
  • Say My Name: Shouts "Veronica!" at her defeat.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Once she's knocked off of her bike, she runs away scared.
  • Spell My Name with an "S"" Pronouncing her name sounds more like it should be spelled "Cecilia".
  • Stuff Blowing Up: Her long range attack is tossing grenades from her bag.
  • Support Party Member: Like the Aikawa sisters, this is her role in her respective army, using her trumpet to motivate her comrades to victory. Her special attack has her use her trumpet to produce pickups that either allows her allies to recharge their special attacks, buff them or in the case of her Special form, heal them.
  • The Last of These Is Not Like the Others: Her appearance is quite unfitting compared to the rest of the army, looking more like a Studio Ghibli heroine.

    Towa 
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A mechanic of the Ptolemaic Army. Originally an independent, she was forced to join after being caught stealing the army's supplies.

  • Disproportionate Retribution: If Caroline didn't come in and intervene, Towa would've been executed by Dragunov for stealing the army's supplies.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Caroline. Dragunov and Yoshino are disgusted seeing the two being obnoxiously sweet to each other.
  • Join or Die: And she wouldn't even have had the choice had Caroline not stepped in.
  • Meganekko: Can rival Fio in both their character and glasses.
  • Regenerating Health: Gains HP every once in a while. More HP is gained if assist units are placed on the same deck as Towa.
  • This Is a Drill: Her mech has two drill for hands. Her special attack is lunging an enlarged drill.

    Simon 
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A sniper scouted by Dragunov.

  • BFG: Her dark pink sniper is longer than she is tall.
  • Gender-Blender Name: A male name on a female.
  • Ineffectual Loner: Tends to work alone since she hates noise. When her punishment for not following orders and pointing her gun at Dragunov is a trip to the solitary confinement room, Simon asks if it's quiet in there (and then hopes she gets in as soon as possible).
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Her memories were removed during secret tests by the Ptolemaic Army.
    • And I Must Scream: An Another Story suggests that her memories weren't removed, but possibly her entire personality supressed.
  • Leotard of Power: Her suit has cutouts on her inner thighs.
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    Miharu 
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A wandering mercenary who joined the Ptolemaic Army after Yoshino improved her combat skills as her student.

  • But for Me, It Was Tuesday: She does not ever recall training Matilda.
  • Defeat Equals Friendship: In the second Everlasting Summer story, she gets into a fight with Odette out of what seems to be sheer jealousy after her soldiers remark on her cuteness. After the battle, however, she starts acting downright motherly towards her, saying that had she chosen to settle down, she probably would've had a daughter about Odette's (apparent)age by now.
  • Jiggle Physics: Her idle animation.
  • Mix-and-Match Weapon: Her gun lance, made by the same craftsman who made Yoshino's huge hammer. Its a Blade on a Stick with a gun attachment that inflicts lots of damage but only at close range.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Big time. Her pants are as low as Dragunov's and has her chest in the open, showing off her voluptuous figure.
  • Spin to Deflect Stuff: She is able to completely nullify any ranged projectiles as she spins her lance as she walks. She can still take damage from explosive attacks however and she stops spinning her lance once she reaches an enemy at melee range.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Long silver-blue hair tied in a ponytail.

    Chunyan 
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A daughter of a famous chef who was rescued from an assailant. She was invited to join the army but not for her powers.

    Owen 
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A commander of the army's guerrilla forces returning from a long campaign.

  • Good Old Fisticuffs: His fighting style.
  • Mellow Fellow: When not in battle, he's thoughtful and laid-back.
  • Mighty Glacier: Slow and has to be close to attack but his fists are powerful.
  • Sempai Kouhai: Owen (sempai) to Dragunov (kouhai), although Owen tells her to stop being too formal around him.

    Sho 
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Yoshino's apprentice-in-training.

  • Dynamic Entry: A Running Gag has Yoshino toss Sho right into the action and let him fight alone.
  • Passing the Torch: Yoshino gives Sho her secret techniques. Inexperienced, he's instantly exhausted and falls on the ground. It only takes Shizuka's change of heart to stop the Arabians from killing him.
  • The Quiet One: Is usually shy and quiet especially towards his imposing superior.
  • Shock and Awe: Sho's kamas and their connecting rope are electrified.

    Lucy 
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A member of the Ptolemaic Animal Squad division. Rides a frog-like vehicle.

    Phoebe 
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A corporal in the Ptolemaic Army, Phoebe is a skilled combat pilot who was transferred to the development division to help Caroline and Towa test new machines by Dragunov.

    Josette 
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A member of the Ptolemaic Gorilla forces who dons a special Unit suit.

  • Falling into the Cockpit: Quickly locates the suit and protects the army from the Rebel invasion. She was totally unaware the suit was heavy in the first place.
  • Evil Knockoff: The suit is based on those Perche and Fio wear from the Metal Device Project.
  • Loyal Phlebotinum: Unlike the Regular Army suit, the Ptolemaic suits do not have a nervous system, so anyone is able to use it. However, the nervous system is used to actually carry it and its weapons, which makes it almost impossible to move without it.
  • One Size Fits All: Averted, the original prototype was meant to be worn by Caroline. Towa and Josette are the few ones of similar size.
  • Pintsized Powerhouse: She is similar in size as Caroline and is able to wear the heavy suit without straining herself.
    Mizuna 
A ninja of the Ptolemaic Army.

    Matilda 
One of Miharu's "best" pupils...or so she says, she most likely spied on her and copied her combat style, as Miharu did not recall training her.

    Little Lady Black 
An A.I. created by Caroline and made sentient with a rough personality upon meeting scary teachers and rough leaders. Little Lady Black controls and inhabits a Black Hound and, thanks to the tank's camouflage technology, can alternate between her hologram and tank forms.

  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She may be selfish, but deep down she is very kind to her creators.
  • Punk: She was designed to resemble and modeled after a female punk rocker.
  • Rapid-Fire Fisticuffs: Translated as More Dakka in her tank form where the number of her Vulcan's shots is proportional to the number of punches she throws.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Caroline and Towa originally programmed her to be a kind AI, but an encounter with Yoshino and Dragunov drastically changed her personality from kind to boastful.

The Cult/Hidden Army

    Mira 
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A high ranked wizard of the Ptolemaic Army. A target of suspicion by the Masked Soldiers due to her powers.

    Maria 
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The new captain of Ptolemaios' group of knights.

  • Bloody Murder: When her sword is red, blood flies out when she swings them.
  • Compressed Hair: Maria is able to fit her long hair in her small helmet.
  • Double Weapon: Her main weapon.
  • Evil Weapon: It is said that Maria completely changes her personality when she wears the armor. This is because the armor (who is sentient and can talk) actually possesses Maria to increase her powers.
  • No-Sell: She is immune to stun attacks when her helmet is on.

    Sally 
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A Ptolemaic Army assassin working for Lord Ptolemaios.

  • Blood Knight: In both the figurative and literal senses. Figurative because she's always itching for a fight, and literal because of her insatiable bloodlust evidenced by her bloodied scythe. This is all thanks to Mira's empowering ritual.
  • Charles Atlas Superpower: Mira gave her an empowering ritual as a reward for protecting Ptolemaios. This is why she can wield a scythe that is bigger than herself.
  • Dark Is Evil: She wears black and is a part of the Ptolemaic Army.
    • Light Is Not Good: Special Sally recolors her dress white, but she is still not on the good guys' side.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: Her outfit of choice.
  • Flower Motifs: The amaryllis.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: She has blood red eyes and will hunt you down for blood.
  • Sinister Scythe: Her weapon of choice is a black scythe with its blade bathed in the blood of her victims.
  • Super Speed: Also the result of her empowering ritual.

    Damian 
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A renowned swordsman working for Mira.

  • Casting a Shadow: Alongside being good with a sword, Damian possesses dark wizard powers.
  • Cursed with Awesome: Unlike Simon, Damian seems ecstatic to have his swordsmanship back.
  • Know When To Fold Them: Damian asks Achetto and the rest of the soldiers to inform Mira while he fights Aionion alone. He then drops his sword and promptly asks Aionion to leave so he doesn't appear dead in an accident and have Achetto come back and laugh at his dead corpse.
  • Look What I Can Do Now!: Mira's experiments granted greater powers than what Damian had before.
  • Red Baron: The "King of Blades".

    Achetto 
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Another soldier experimented and controlled under Mira's command.

The Sect/Believers

    Anastasia IV 
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A priestess of an unknown sect. Joined forces with Ptolemaios as to protect their hidden treasure.

  • Cult: Has her own similar to her ally Ptolemaios, though their themes are very different.
  • Expy: Of Palutena.
  • Frickin' Laser Beams: Her normal attack has her 4 followers shoot a stream of laser fire each while her special attack has her summon a very large laser attack from her staff.
  • Light Is Not Good: Has the image of a holy maiden, whose allied with one of the big bads of the Metal Slug series, Ptolemaios.
  • Oh, Crap!: Has this reaction when her throne begins to explode when defeated.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: It's suggested that she really would rather not work with the Ptolomaic Army, and indeed expects one side will turn on the other sooner or later.
    • It's not even a suggestion; she is actively searching for someone to ally with her against Ptolemaios, having received a vision that he is not trustworthy. Her supposed loyalty is only feigned.
  • Wild Card: In the Civil War within the organization, it is uncertain which side she will take or if she will take a side at all. All that is known is that she is not loyal to the Cult itself.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Long green hair.

    Beecham 
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A member of Anastasia IV's cult. She drives a large tank named "Snordon".

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