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The Avatar of Evil is the final boss of Metal Slug 5, and the final deity of fear revered by the cult of the Ptolemaic Army.

Information

Although its origins and purpose are unknown (the game makes no mention of its existence until the final battle), it is perhaps the true mastermind of the game's events, possibly manipulating the Ptolemaic Army through the white masks used by their cult leaders.

Only one thing is for certain; it is susceptible to conventional human weaponry, enough to send it packing after prolonged damage. So despite its fearsome appearance and notable strength, the Avatar of Evil is actually not all-powerful by any means.

According to Mira, the Avatar of Evil is powered by human emotions, and feeds off them to grow stronger.

Details

At the beginning of the fight, the players' characters use their "chilly" animation, suggesting that the boss may have a cold body or that the battle takes place at a high altitude.

In battle, the Avatar of Evil attacks by casting a series of energy spheres that track down the player. After a short time, it will cast a large amount of spheres and fly away. The demon's shadow will appear in the background, raising its scythe to target the player's position, giving a moments notice to get out of the way. Merely dodging the scythe is not enough, as it will create a spray of deadly arcing smoke projectiles upon impact with the ground. Its weak spot is the skull on its chest.

Once sufficiently damaged, several explosions will burst forth from the demon, and it will fly away - thus preventing us from ever knowing exactly what this behemoth was.

Metal Slug Attack

The Avatar of Evil made its first appearance as part of Abyssal Ptolemaios' special attack; appearing in the background readying its scythe and slamming it a few spaces forward with deadly smoke spewing out. . Ptolemaios' younger form will also summon the Avatar of Evil as his special attack.

The Avatar of Evil made its debut as a playable unit in Metal Slug Attack as the Ptolemaic Army's Ultimate Boss, summoned and developed by Mira. Being an incredibly powerful and large being, a massive summoning portal surrounds its hip area, making it incapable of standard movement. It retains the standard energy projectile attack as in the original encounter, spewing out numerous projectiles that roughly target the nearest enemy unit in range.

It has some new attacks up its sleeve however: the skull protruding from its chest is capable of breathing deadly flames, and the scythe is an organic weapon (the original was never seen clearly); the Avatar of Evil will leap from the portal to fly, positioning itself above a nearby enemy unit or as far as possible, before slamming its scythe behind them and raking backwards, spewing out deadly flames that incinerate anything it touches, before readjusting itself accordingly, making its special attack the only way to move around.

Trivia

  • To date, the Avatar of Evil has the largest sprite size in the series.
  • The Avatar of Evil resembles the alternate flag of the Rebel Army. It also bears a passing resemblance to The Grim Reaper - given the occult nature of the Ptolemaic Army's doings. Some fans believe the Avatar of Evil to be Death itself, given form and summoned to do Ptolemaios' bidding. Others think it is a demon of some kind, or possibly even the Devil. It could also simply be an extraterrestrial life form, given the starry night appearance of its "skin".
  • Common names that the fans use for the Avatar of Evil prior to its debut as a playable MSAttack unit were "Evil Spirit Incarnate" and "Scyther".
  • Geographia is the name of an atlas written by Claudius Ptolemy. Prior to this, some fans theorized that Ptolemaios and the Avatar of Evil may have been one and the same.
  • The Avatar of Evil's wings detach from its body when it moves its arm out (seen below). This tidbit is not fixed in Metal Slug Attack.
  • Similarly, when the Avatar of Evil is defeated, the sprite cutoff from its sides can be been when its swaying about.
  • The name "Avatar of Evil" might be a reference to the final boss of Doom 2: The Icon of Sin.

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Metal Slug 5
Heroes Marco RossiTarma RovingEri KasamotoFio Germi
NPCs POWRumi AikawaMadoka AikawaHyakutaro IchimonjiPtolemaic Army
Enemies Ptolemaic InfantryFanaticsGrenade SoldierBazooka SoldierShielded SoldierBikersSniperMortarNatives • Commander • Masked Soldiers • Wall DroneUnitsSensor MineBatMaggotJellyfishSquid
Enemy Vehicles Di-CokkaNop-03 SarubiaGirida-OM-15A BradleyJet Hammer-YangMini-Sub 88LandseekA.P.C.R-ShobuMH-6S MasknellFlying TaraEaca-BHover VehicleHover UnitPtolemaic SlugPtolemaic Saucer
Bosses Metal RearShooting RayScreamerSand MarineAvatar of Evil
Mini-Bosses: Black HoundGaia Elephant
Weapons Heavy Machine GunRocket LauncherShotgunEnemy ChaserIron LizardSuper GrenadeDrop ShotTwo Machine GunsGrenade
Slugs SV-001Slug FlyerSlug MarinerSlug GunnerSlug MobileAugensterm
Missions Heavy AfricanWindy DayIntrigueRun ThroughLast Ditch Resistance
Other TransformationsRA-TTT
Unused Flame ShotPtolemaiosStone TurtlePink ZombiesThe Jet • "Achilles" • "Tabomba"
Metal Slug Attack
Characters
Main Characters Marco RossiEri KasamotoTarma RovingFio GermiDonald MordenAllen O'NeilAbigailPtolemaiosDragunovYoshinoProfessorRed Goblin
Factions Regular ArmyRebel ArmyPtolemaic Army • Space Army (MartiansInvaders) • Independent (Amadeus SyndicateMummy Army)
Sub-Groups Metal Device ProjectBlaze BrigadeFrozen BrigadeACEMutantsBelieversMars People RangersMetzeleisValerian BearsRed Goblin SocietyVampiresYuki Tsuki HanaWorld Military Corp.
Other List of Metal Slug Attack Characters
Vehicles and Slugs
Regular Army Slug AttackerSlug DefenderSlug RisingTS-001Ball SlugGiant CopterSlug SquareTiger SlugCoil TankTail SlugAshley's Slug FlyerPatrol SlugPhi's 3D PrinterSlug Sniper
Rebel Army Iwa OhJulia's MV-280NaglfarDenturionAlesha's BikeArmed TiltrotorVicky's SarubiaDolores' SarubiaNantes' TankEmma's Recycle BoxLoretta's Blaze VortexMarineskFight CabFluffymeranianEight Eight
Ptolemaic Army D-001 TanbalTowa's MechGIP-03 BergeniaSnordonGlidronHumphrey's HoverboardHammer DX5005Sisilia's Seaside Machine
Space Army Mars GigantalosMars SweeperPurple KingLeone's ShoePauline's Mech
Independent Army El Dorado's Slug ArmorMinerva's OstrichMaya's ExcavatorKagura's Samurai MechSharifa's Golem
Mechanized/AI/Unmanned MS-AliceMS-HeartWadeWhite BabyFirst BabyIron FortressMachynaType:Ant-LionPhi
Bosses
Extra Ops PtolemaiosSky Jupiter KingDoctor Type: AISea Dragon
Recapture Mega Drill SlugQueen Big SnailRiviere HyllGaia ElephantMetal Fusioner No.223Drum Slug |Mars WolfTetsujin Squad
Try Line Ball SlugGreat MotherK-O3 Coupled Armored VehicleLand BlowfishCyclobsterSlug SquareZoni DolomaQuadro JumperFortmeranianGiant CopterFlying HermitEt A OmnisElement GiantMini-BataDigger BaseScreamerAirborne DenturionMass Production Tail SlugSlug StrikerArms CopterFlying Hermit ACEEarth Monster VaikomWater God
Task Force Rock MoleElder CentipedeRunaway Brain RobotMaster KrakenD-GuAstro SlugMonoeye GateCrusty LegsArmored CrawlerClone Incubator7000 Class LocomotiveFrozen VortexCoil TankJupiter TankGuardian of the CryptKing's Cocoon
Ultimate Mission Golden Slug PhoenixPerfect Jupiter KingAvatar of EvilInvader KingCelestial Ruler Rokker
Miscellaneous
Books Metal Slug Attack Official Artbook
Characters
Heroes Main Series Marco RossiTarma RovingEri KasamotoFio GermiTrevor SpaceyNadia CasselRalf JonesClark StillLeona Heidern
Spin-Offs Walter RyanTyra ElsonHeroGimletRed EyeTequila
Mobile Roberto NicolaNathalie NeoAlisa StewartHeltonTildeNikitaMatildaAmirWhipHeidern
Support Hyakutaro IchimonjiRumi AikawaMadoka AikawaUtanNavelSelinaIssenman TarouErisHyakumantaroPupipi
Villains Main Series Donald MordenAllen O'NeilAbul AbbasRootmarsDoctorAvatar of EvilInvader King
Spin-Offs Allen Jr.OgumaMacbaLt. WiredKananHilde Garn
Mobile Unknown AlienVictorPtolemaiosAnubis the ChainedNanook
Instructors Sophia GreenvilleMargaret SouthwoodRiviera von WittenbergMaryell von WittenbergCynthia HartnettAnne
NPC AnnouncerPOWsDuke KoudouSatiko SuzukiGerhardt City CiviliansScott Amundsen Jr.MinerGenie of LampOrcaPresidentSurvivorsFishmanLumberjackSailorChinese Soldier
Crossover KOF TeamBattle Cats
Unused Phil GeneMichiko NakajimaAngry Man • "Achilles" • "Tabomba"
Metal Slug Attack
Regular Army Associates MS-AliceAnna WieseMidori SchumannMelloRita LewinskyAmberNikitaReika BradfordLouiseGiseeMS-HeartAshleyRockyGrowlJephetVictoriaClaudiaKanaeHowellPhiElizabeth MarianiUndo
Metal Device Project PercheAmiMollyMenzelUlalaMaggieAvvioQuaithKaren
Rebel Army Associates RapidJuliaChloeIzabellaEddaGrowth & ClineNaomiAleshaJane Doe
ACE AbigailDionRomyKriemhildKatalina
"Frozen Brigade" BeatrizVickyDolores
Blaze Brigade GraziaLorettaNorah
Allen Platoon DestradeHuracanConnyNantesPadwah
Science Department VitaNavyNovaEmmaMillefieSylfieFluffyEight Eight
Arabian Army ShizukaAisha
Ptolemaic Army Rebellion DragunovYoshinoCarolineVeronicaSisiliaTowaSimonMiharuChunyanOwenShoLucyPhoebeJosetteMizunaMatildaLittle Lady BlackSvetlaHumphreyLithosYutongTatyanaCica
Cultists Mira D. GenesisMariaDamianAchettoSallyCaraOao-OneSorceress
Secret Sect Anastasia IVBelieversBeechamMelvinaAnastasia IZahara
Space Army Martians Professor "Aionion"Mars People NeoPercierClone AbbyClone BettyMars People RangersAriadnaGemini TwinsHalleBonnyClarioHarriotCode Marionette:UnPaulineLeoneClarisUnsignedDracoRaubtierLi Lin
Invaders OdetteAnnetteLydiaNowanSchwarz MetzeleiFedeln MetzeleiRillacleFrankeTelekoBloom MetzeleiOdileBersekGeweih MetzeleiPurple KingBarbelnBiene GoldenesSwordeistDrache GoldenesEis MonstrumAi Agate
Independent Army Amadeus Syndicate White BabyAlmaIron FortressValerian BearsFirst BabyType:Ant-Lion
Red Goblin Society Scotia AmundsenRed GoblinVatnJinAileenElenaLichtIchimaWendyYuki Tsuki HanaBushin Tenzan
Mummy Army PharaohCleopatraHemetArsinoeHatholSharifaRamalSekhatWepset
Vampires AswangAgaliaSharlGrace
"World Military Corp." KellyMayaMirror Mantis
Mirage Circus CocatrixBunny
Independents El DoradoElysionEstherTeresaMinervaYang DaoOttoIdo
Bosses
Metal Slug TetsuyukiHairbuster RibertsTani OhShoe & KarnIron NokanaHi-Do
Mini-Bosses: Mini-BataAllen O'Neil
Metal Slug 2/X The Keesi II / Iron Nokana MK II (X) • Aeshi NeroDragon NosukeBig ShieeHozmiRugname
Mini-Bosses: Mosque ArtilleryThe Keesi II (X) • Karn (X) • Allen O'NeilDai-Manji
Metal Slug 3 Huge HermitMonoeye UFOJupiter KingSol Dae RokkerRootmars
Mini-Bosses: Twin Ohumein-CongaMonoeyesHairbuster RibertsHi-DoRugnameFake RootmarsClone Incubator
Metal Slug 4 Brave GuerrierToschka DalanueThe IronBig JohnSea SatanAmadeus Mother Computer
Mini-Bosses: Mecha Allen O'Neil
Metal Slug 5 Metal RearShooting RayScreamerSand MarineAvatar of Evil
Mini-Bosses: Black HoundStone Turtle (unused) • Gaia ElephantPtolemaios (unused)
Metal Slug 6 Bull DrillIron SentinelBrain RobotElder CentipedeInvader King
Mini-Bosses: Invader ControllerKing's Cocoon
Metal Slug 7/XX Worm MechaCrablopsDestroyed CrablopsFall MechaThe UnionRebel GigantKraken
Mini-Bosses: Scrap TowerBig Gate
Metal Slug: 1st Mission Rebel VTOLRebel TrainMacbaRebel ZeppelinElectromagnetic CraneWeapons Port BossHilde Garn
Mini-Bosses: Facility ElevatorMacbaRebel Truck
Metal Slug: 2nd Mission Big BerthaTerrain CarrierRebel ReactorMacbaRebel SubmarineTani OhWiredRebel AirplaneHilde Garn's SlugRocket UFO
Mini-Bosses: Power GeneratorsRebel RocketHyakutaro
Metal Slug Advance FormorEmain MachaKaladgolgThe Keesi IIICabracan
Mini-Bosses: Allen Jr.
Metal Slug 3D ParachuetruckMosque ArtillerySpider-BotUnderground Cruise MissileMorden's BattleshipMorden's CastleAllen O'NeilLugusLieu
Metal Slug Attack Pharaoh's ArcPtolemaiosBall SlugGreat MotherMars GigantalosK-O3 Coupled Armored VehicleLand BlowfishCyclobsterSlug SquareZoni DolomaQuadro JumperDenturionD-GuFortmeranianRock MoleGiant CopterEt A OmnisVortexDigger BaseCrusty LegsArmored CrawlerQueen Big Snail7000 Class LocomotiveRiviere HyllMetal Fusioner No.223Drum SlugMars WolfSea DragonTetsujin Squad
Mobile games Rocket Control RoomUnknown AlienHellfireSpiderbotCyclopsMega Laser TurretMars Battle UFOM-32 Water Carrier PlaneKouraiAlien Floating Structure
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