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Remember Air Force One, that movie where Harrison Ford was like, the kickass President of the United States? ... Japan saw that and they were like "We can do better than that!"
Seanbaby, Broken Pixels, "#24: Metal Wolf Chaos"

Michael Wilson, veteran of the Arizona Conflict and 47th President of the United States has been deposed in a military coup by his 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 Mini-Mecha and the power of burning American freedom.

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

Metal Wolf Chaos is an original Xbox game made by From Software, unfortunately (and weirdly) never released in America. The game is a Mecha title focused around the highly American pursuit of blowing stuff up, with a plot and dialog that is the epitome of Hot-Blooded American Patriotic Fervor, regardless of coming from a different country altogether. Weaponry includes machine guns, rocket launchers, and a shark gun - Yes, a shark gun - while the plot takes you to shootouts in the southwest, bomb threats in Beverly Hills, mangling mechas in Manhattan, redecorating the White House with missiles, a showdown with Richard in Vegas, and space, assisted along the way by a resistance force skilled only in blocking tank cannons with their helicopters and the President's 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 Metal Wolf Chaos is not a real game. The Troper General's Office recommends treatment through proportional use of videos of the game in action.


This game provides (hilarious) examples of :

  • Zero-Percent Approval Rating: 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 Wave Motion Gun 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 Narmtastically hilarious propaganda campaign to boost his approval ratings out of the .000%-range.
  • Abnormal Ammo
  • Affectionate Parody: Specifically of From's other series Armored Core, 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.
  • American Robot: One of the greatest examples IN AMERICA.
  • And Your Reward Is Clothes: Alt skins. Some of which take the Patriotic Fervor to extreme levels (ex. American Flag scheme).
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: The protagonist and antagonist are the President and Vice President of the United States. You throw in the Speaker of the House and From could have had an epic Melee a Trois.
  • Badass: Michael, probably THE most badass president ever (fictional or otherwise).
  • Beard of Evil: See Richard Hawk's beard here.
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Michael, YEEEEEEEEEAAAAAHHHH!
  • Bunny Ears Lawyer: Jodie
  • Broken Pedestal: Twice, no less.
  • Catch Phrase: 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!!!"
  • Card-Carrying Villain: We never hear any of Richard's motivations beyond some incomprehensible propaganda near the beginning. He just hates freedom for some reason.
  • Chest Blaster: Richard Hawk gets one as his answer to Michael's Macross Missile Massacre.

  Eat my flame of justice!

 RICHARD!: What do you think of 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...

  • Eagle Land: 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.
  • Elevator Action Sequence: The finale.
  • Engrish: Bizarre version. The dialogue is actually pretty good English; it's just that it is horrifically cheesy (but not necessarily bad) English.
  • Everything Breaks: And unlocking a couple of secret weapons demands that you S-Rank the amount of property damage you do throughout the course of the game.
  • The Evil Army: 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.
  • Evil Chancellor: Richard demonstrates once again that "Vice President of the United States" is a modern way to say "Grand Vizier."
  • Evil Laugh: Richard lets one loose almost every time he and Michael run into each other.
  • Fan Translation: A "basic" English patch was released during March 2012.
  • Fictional Counterpart: DNN
  • Fighting Your Friend: Michael ends up fighting a lot of his old friends from the army. They don't come out well.
  • 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 taunts to 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?
  • For the Evulz: Richard pretty much does all his evil crap just to show us he's evil.
  • 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. Nevermind then.
    • Fridge Brilliance: Would you really put it past Richard Hawk? He did try to nuke America from orbit after all!
  • Good Hair, Evil Hair
  • Gratuitous English: 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.
  • Ham-to-Ham Combat: Tons of it.
  • Heel Face Turn: Peter MacDonald
  • Heroic Comedic Sociopath: Jodie seems to enjoy watching her boss wreak havoc across the country a little too much.
  • 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
  • Hot-Blooded: Super Robot-levels of it.
  • Humongous Mecha: While most of them are Mini-Mecha, the game doesn't shy away from these in the least.
  • Hyperspace Arsenal
  • Incoming Ham: Every single time Richard shows up.
  • Intrepid Reporter: Peter MacDonald, an antagonist releasing propaganda for Richard.
  • Large Ham: Michael and Richard Chew the Scenery: Though, here, it's not so much as chewing as stuff starts spontaneously exploding around them.
  • Larynx Dissonance: For such a Badass president, much like Theodore Roosevelt, Michael has a somewhat high-pitched voice.
  • Lighter and Softer: Considerably, compared to practically every Armored Core title barring Formula Front. (And if we're counting From Software's collaborative works, a couple notches softer than ~Another Century's Episode~ too.)
  • Limit Break: Obviously complete with Hot-Blooded Shouting and More Dakka. Lots More Dakka.

  HOW DO YOU LIKE ME NOW?!?!!?!?!

 "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."

 Unknown YouTube commentator: The illegitimate love child of Gurren Lagann and Air Force One, adopted and raised by Michael Bay.

 Unknown Troper: Imagine Theodore Roosevelt hijacking the Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.

 Kalaong: Sooo... Someone decided to elect Kamina president and have him fight The Smiler? AWESOME JUST AWESOME

      • MORE TROPES! FOR BURNING AMERICAN FREEDOM! BURNING AMERICAN FREEDOM AND BURNING AMERICAN JUSTICE!