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The Avatar of Evil is the final boss of Metal Slug 5.

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. The special (and Ptolemaios' 4th skill) is called "Geographia" - whether or not this is a reference to the demon's actual name is uncertain.

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 a simple scythe); 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.

Gallery

Metal Slug 5
Heroes Marco Rossi | Tarma Roving | Eri Kasamoto | Fio Germi
NPCs POW | Rumi Aikawa | Madoka Aikawa | Hyakutaro Ichimonji | Ptolemaic Army
Enemies Ptolemaic Infantry | Fanatics | Grenade Soldier | Bazooka Soldier | Shielded Soldier | Bikers | Sniper | Mortar | Natives | Commander | Masked Soldiers | Wall Drone | Units | Sensor Mine | Bat | Maggot | Jellyfish | Squid
Enemy Vehicles Di-Cokka | Nop-03 Sarubia | Girida-O | M-15A Bradley | Jet Hammer-Yang | Mini-Sub 88 | Landseek | A.P.C. | R-Shobu | MH-6S Masknell | Flying Tara | Eaca-B | Hover Vehicle | Hover Unit | Ptolemaic Slug | Ptolemaic Saucer
Bosses Metal Rear | Shooting Ray | Screamer | Sand Marine | Avatar of Evil

Black Hound | Mammoth Tower

Weapons Heavy Machine Gun | Rocket Launcher | Shotgun | Enemy Chaser | Iron Lizard | Super Grenade | Drop Shot | Two Machine Guns | Grenade
Slugs SV-001 | Slug Flyer | Slug Mariner | Slug Gunner | Slug Mobile | Augensterm
Missions "Heavy African" | "Windy Day" | "Intrigue" | "Run Through" | "Last Ditch Resistance"
Other Transformations | RA-TTT
Unused Flame Shot | Ptolemaios | Stone Turtle | Pink Zombies | The Jet | "Achilles" | "Tabomba"


Metal Slug Attack
Characters
Main Characters Marco Rossi | Eri Kasamoto | Tarma Roving | Fio Germi | Donald Morden | Allen O'Neil | Abigail | Ptolemaios | Dragunov | Yoshino | Professor | Red Goblin
Factions Regular Army | Rebel Army | Ptolemaic Army | Space Army (Martians | Invaders) | Independent (Amadeus Syndicate | Mummies)
Sub-Groups Metal Device Project | Blaze Brigade | Frozen Brigade | ACE | Mutants | Believers | Mars People Rangers | Metzeleis | Valerian Bears | Red Goblin Society | Yuki Tsuki Hana
Other List of Metal Slug Attack Characters
Vehicles and Slugs
Regular Army Slug Attacker | Slug Defender | Slug Rising | TS-001 | Ball Slug | Giant Copter | Slug Square | Tiger Slug | Coil Tank | Tail Slug | Ashley's Slug Flyer
Rebel Army Iwa Oh | Julia's MV-280 | Naglfar | Hermit Tank | Alesha's Bike | Armed Tiltrotor | Vicky's Sarubia | Dolores' Sarubia
Ptolemaic Army D-001 Tanbal | Towa's Mech | GIP-03 Bergenia | Snordon | Glidron
Space Army Mars Gigantalos | Mars Sweeper | Purple King | Leone's Shoe
Independent Army El Dorado's Slug Armor | Minerva's Ostrich | Maya's Excavator | Kagura's Samurai Mech
Mechanized/AI/
Unmanned
MS-Alice | MS-Heart | Wade | White Baby | First Baby | Iron Fortress | Machyna
Bosses
Extra Ops Ptolemaios | Sky Jupiter King | Doctor Type: AI
Try Line Ball Slug | Great Mother | K-O3 Coupled Armored Vehicle | Land Blowfish | Cyclobster | Slug Square | Zoni Doloma | Quadro Jumper | Fortmeranian | Giant Copter | Flying Hermit | Et A Omnis | Element Giant | Mini-Bata | Digger Base
Task Force Rock Mole | Elder Centipede | Runaway Brain Robot | Master Kraken | D-Gu | Astro Slug | Monoeye Gate | Crusty Legs
Ultimate Mission Golden Slug Phoenix | Perfect Jupiter King | Avatar of Evil | Invader King | Celestial Ruler Rokker
Characters
Heroes Marco Rossi | Tarma Roving | Eri Kasamoto | Fio Germi | Trevor Spacey | Nadia Cassel | Ralf Jones | Clark Still | Leona Heidern | Walter Ryan | Tyra Elson | Roberto Nicola | Nathalie Neo | Alisa Stewart | Hero | Gimlet | Red Eye | Tequila | Helton | Tilde | Nikita | Matilda | Amir | Whip | Heidern
Support Hyakutaro Ichimonji | Rumi Aikawa | Madoka Aikawa | Utan | Navel | Selina | Issenman Tarou | Eris | Hyakumantaro | Pupipi
Villains Donald Morden | Allen O'Neil | Abul Abbas | Rootmars | Doctor | Avatar of Evil | Ptolemaios | Invader King | Allen Jr. | Oguma | Macba | Lt. Wired | Kanan | Hilde Garn | Unknown Alien | Victor
Instructors Sophia Greenville | Margaret Southwood | Riviera von Wittenberg | Maryell von Wittenberg | Cynthia Hartnett | Anne
NPC Announcer | POWs | Parker | Satiko Suzuki | Gerhardt City Civilians | Scott Amundsen Jr. | Miner | Genie of Lamp | Orca | President | Survivors | Fishman | Lumberjack | Sailor | Chinese Soldier
Crossover KOF Team | Battle Cats
Unused Phil Gene | Michiko Nakajima | Angry Man | "Achilles" | "Tabomba"
Metal Slug Attack Newcomers
Regular Army MS-Alice | Anna Wiese | Midori Schumann | Mello | Rita Lewinsky | Amber | Perche | Nikita | Reika Bradford | Ami | Molly | Menzel | Louise | Ulala | Gisee | MS-Heart | Maggie | Ashley | Rocky | Growl | Jephet | Avvio | Victoria | Quaith | Claudia | Kanae
Rebel Army Abigail | Beatriz | Vita | Navy | Nova | Destrade | Shizuka | Rapid | Huracan | Aisha | Julia | Chloe | Izabella | Grazia | Loretta | Edda | Dion | Norah | Emma | Vicky | Dolores | Romy | Growth & Cline | Conny | Naomi | Alesha | Nantes | Millefie | Kriemhild | Jane Doe | Padwah
Ptolemaic Army Dragunov | Yoshino | Caroline | Veronica | Sisilia | Towa | Mira | Simon | Anastasia IV | Miharu | Chunyan | Owen | Sho | Maria | Beecham | Damian | Achetto | Lucy | Sally | Phoebe | Josette | Mizuna | Matilda | Little Lady Black | Melvina | Svetla | Anastasia I | Cara | Humphrey
Space Army Professor | Odette | Mars People Neo | Annette | Lydia | Percier | Clone Abby | Nowan | Clone Betty | Mars People Rangers | Schwarz Metzelei | Ariadna | Fedeln Metzelei | Rillacle | Gemini Twins | Halle | Franke | Bonny | Teleko | Clario | Bloom Metzelei | Odile | Bersek | Geweih Metzelei | Purple King | Harriot | Barbeln | Code Marionette:Un | Pauline | Leone
Independent Army Scotia Amundsen | Pharaoh | Red Goblin | El Dorado | Vatn | Cleopatra | White Baby | Jin | Aileen | Elysion | Esther | Aswang | Elena | Licht | Agalia | Alma | Iron Fortress | Valerian Bears | Ichima | Hemet | Arsinoe | First Baby | Teresa | Kelly | Minerva | Hathol | Sharifa | Yang Dao | Otto | Yuki Tsuki Hana | Ramal | Maya | Sharl
Bosses
Metal Slug Tetsuyuki | Hairbuster Riberts | Tani Oh | Shoe & Karn | Iron Nokana | Hi-Do

Mini-Bata | Allen O'Neil

Metal Slug 2/X The Keesi II / Iron Nokana MK II (X) | Aeshi Nero | Dragon Nosuke | Big Shiee | Hozmi | Rugname

Mosque Artillery | The Keesi II (X) | Karn (X) | Allen O'Neil | Dai-Manji

Metal Slug 3 Huge Hermit | Monoeye UFO | Jupiter King | Sol Dae Rokker | Rootmars

Twin Ohumein-Conga | Monoeyes | Hairbuster Riberts | Hi-Do | Rugname | Fake Rootmars

Metal Slug 4 Brave Guerrier | Toschka Dalanue | The Iron | Big John | Sea Satan | Amadeus Mother Computer

Mecha Allen O'Neil

Metal Slug 5 Metal Rear | Shooting Ray | Screamer | Sand Marine | Avatar of Evil

Black Hound | Stone Turtle (unused) | Mammoth Tower | Ptolemaios (unused)

Metal Slug 6 Bull Drill | Iron Sentinel | Brain Robot | Elder Centipede | Invader King

Invader Controller

Metal Slug 7/XX Worm Mecha | Crablops | Destroyed Crablops | Fall Mecha | The Union | Rebel Gigant | Kraken

Scrap Tower | Big Gate

Metal Slug: 1st Mission Rebel VTOL | Rebel Train | Macba | Rebel Zeppelin | Electromagnetic Crane | Weapons Port Boss | Hilde Garn

Facility Elevator | Macba | Rebel Truck

Metal Slug: 2nd Mission Big Bertha | Terrain Carrier | Rebel Reactor | Macba | Rebel Submarine | Tani Oh | Wired | Rebel Airplane | Hilde Garn's Slug | Rocket UFO

Power Generators | Rebel Rocket | Hyakutaro

Metal Slug Advance Formor | Emain Macha | Kaladgolg | The Keesi III | Cabracan

Allen Jr.

Metal Slug 3D Parachuetruck | Mosque Artillery | Spider-Bot | Underground Cruise Missile | Morden's Battleship | Morden's Castle | Allen O'Neil | Lugus | Lieu
Metal Slug Attack Pharaoh's Arc | Ptolemaios | Ball Slug | Great Mother | Mars Gigantalos | K-O3 Coupled Armored Vehicle | Land Blowfish | Cyclobster | Slug Square | Zoni Doloma | Quadro Jumper | Fortmeranian | Rock Mole | Giant Copter | D-Gu | Et A Omnis | Digger Base | Crusty Legs
Mobile games Rocket Control Room | Unknown Alien | Hellfire | Spiderbot | Cyclops | Mega Laser Turret | Mars Battle UFO | M-32 Water Carrier Plane | Kourai | Alien Floating Structure
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