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Margaret "Meg" Southwood is the Combat School instructor in Metal Slug 2/X.

Character Summary

Margaret is a regimental Major of the Regular Army Combat Academy and serves as a drill instructor for the cadets there. Her behavior towards her students is of the aggressive side not having qualms of bluntly insulting those of a lower rank.

Margaret's background is that of loneliness. Her husband divorces her after their only son, Thomas, reaches age of five. Margaret inhibits a tinge of jealously towards Sophia due to her having her marriage intact. Margaret owns a greenhouse at her home in Florida. According to her, she loves that the orchids she raises depend on her.

Once one surpasses her rank, Margaret begins to have a serious affection towards the player and unashamedly flirts with them. If the player discharges from the army at this point before becoming a Super Devil, she'll loudly sob and proclaim she'll always live a lonely life.

Margaret's normal expression is a smile with her eyes closed. She'll open them when the player either impresses or disappoints her. When angry, she'll flash her fangs to the player.

Margaret's hair is a dirty blonde at shoulder length. Should a profile with high affinity (600-999 pts.) be discharged, Margaret will don short hair the second time the player reenters Combat School. This is because Meg suffered injuries and cancelled instruction for that day.

In Other Games

Metal Slug: 2nd Mission

Margaret appears with a higher presence within the game's story; she is Gimlet's mission command. Being a prequel to the main series, she is more mellow in general, but she's not above getting irritated when the heroes keep speaking about potential aliens running about. Margaret also appears at the end of certain vehicle missions.

Her appearance is the same as Metal Slug 2/X except sporting a blue uniform and hat.

Metal Slug SV-001 and Metal Slug 3

Margaret, along with Sophia, return for the latter two pachislot games. She appears in various cutscenes with a happy demeanor on her face.

While she kept her blue attire, Margaret is now a redhead. Later appearances would use this modern design.

Metal Slug Defense

Margaret hosts the game's Events. Her behavior is similar to the one in Metal Slug 2/X where she taunts the player at any point possible. An Easter Egg revolves touching her chest; she'll scold the player in any rank, but as a Super Devil, she'll gladly offer herself to the player.

She uses her old Combat School sprite in the Events and her modern appearance in the game's Mission Mode.

Metal Slug Attack

Margaret returns in "Try Line Ops the 13th" using her appearance from Metal Slug Defense. She presents the players within a guild who contributed the most for the Friendship Bonus.

Gallery

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 DestradeHuracanConnyNantesPadwahOlga
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:UnPaulineLeoneClarisDracoRaubtier
Invaders OdetteAnnetteLydiaNowanSchwarz MetzeleiFedeln MetzeleiRillacleFrankeTelekoBloom MetzeleiOdileBersekGeweih MetzeleiPurple KingBarbelnBiene GoldenesSwordeistDrache GoldenesEis MonstrumAi AgateLieben
Unaffiliated UnsignedLi Lin
Independent Army Amadeus Syndicate White BabyAlmaOttoIron FortressValerian BearsFirst BabyType:Ant-Lion
Red Goblin Society Scotia AmundsenRed GoblinVatnJinAileenElenaLichtIchimaWendyBushin Tenzan
Mummy Army PharaohCleopatraHemetArsinoeHatholSharifaRamalSekhatWepset
Vampires AswangAgaliaSharlGrace
"World Military Corp." KellyMayaMirror Mantis
Mirage Circus CocatrixBunny
Unaffiliated El DoradoElysionEstherTeresaMinervaYang DaoYuki Tsuki HanaIdo
Combat School
Type A. Metal Slug 1/2/X B. Metal Slug 6 C. Metal Slug 7/XXD. Metal Slug Attack
Drill Instructors Sophia Greenville Margaret Southwood Riviera von Wittenberg Maryell von Wittenberg Cynthia Hartnett
Dialogue Sophia and Margaret • Mary & Lilly • Cynthia
Misc. Super Devil ModeOffice Mission Mode
Metal Slug 2: Super Vehicle-001/II / Metal Slug X: Super Vehicle-001
Heroes Marco RossiTarma RovingEri KasamotoFio Germi
NPCs POWRumi AikawaHyakutaro IchimonjiDonald MordenAllen O'NeilAbul AbbasRebel ArmyMartians • Arabian Townspeople • Parker • Baby • Miner • Dead Explorer • Scott Amundsen Jr.Genie of Lamp • Delivery Boy* • ScientistsOrcaMargaret Southwood
Enemies Rebel InfantryFanaticsGrenade SoldierBazooka SoldierShielded SoldierBikersRebel RiflemanMortarRocket Diver† • Arabian InfantryBatMummies (Mummy Generator) • Dog Mummy† • Chariot† • Mutated SoldiersMars PeopleMini-UFO
Enemy Vehicles Di-CokkaM-15A BradleyT-2B Melty HoneyMV-280BNop-03 SarubiaGirida-OIron IsoBull Chan† | 3-ton Utility TruckLandseekR-ShobuRebel RocketMH-6S MasknellFlying TaraEaca-BJet Hammer-YangMG-36Ferry Boat* • Double-Decker BusSubwaySpace Tank
Bosses The Keesi* / Iron Nokana MK II† • Aeshi NeroDragon NosukeBig ShieeHozmiRugname
Mini-Bosses: Mosque ArtilleryThe KeesiShoe & KarnAllen O'NeilDai-Manji
Weapons Heavy Machine GunRocket LauncherShotgunFlame ShotEnemy Chaser† • Iron Lizard† • Super Grenade† • Drop Shot† • GrenadeFire BombStone
Slugs SV-001 (SV-001 Type-R†) • SlugnoidSlug FlyerSV-Camel
Missions Drifting in DesertMonument of DepressionMadrigal of WindReturn to Hong-KongKiss in the DarkI Wish to Believe in Love
Other Combat School (Dialogue) • Super Devil ModeAnother Mission† • TransformationsEnvironmental ObjectsCivilian Vehicles • "Angry Man"†
* Exclusive to Metal Slug 2. † Exclusive to Metal Slug X.
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