Evil Spirit Incarnate
|Area of Operations||Worldwide (notably the Corridor of Fire)|
|Enemies With|| Regular Army|
Amadeus Syndicate (Metal Slug Attack)
Rebel Army (Metal Slug Attack)
|Affiliated With|| Natives|
Evil Spirit Incarnate (Metal Slug 5)
Regular Army (Metal Slug Attack briefly)
Their specialties are espionage, sabotage, incursions, wizardry, dark rituals and guerrilla.
It is unknown how long the Ptolemaic Army had been around, but their first notable operation was to raid a Regular Army facility responsible for the creation of Metal Slugs. During this operation, a disc containing data on the Metal Slugs was stolen and the Ptolemaic Army became the first faction to utilize Metal Slugs besides the Regular Army. This disc also contained information on the Rebel Army's vehicles, which they used and modified for their own personal use.
The Regular Army tracked down units of the Ptolemaic Army to a place known as the "Corridor of Fire". Ptolemaic soldiers were spotted in the area, and it seemed that they had allied themselves with local natives. The P.F. Squad and the S.P.A.R.R.O.W.S. attack the Ptolemaic's position to recover the secrets and destroy the paramilitary syndicate in one fell swoop.
After the "Corridor of Fire" mission, a few of the natives come across a cultist mask, which fell from the sky. Confused as to what to do, one of them puts it on, and gets struck by blue lightning, which apparently grants him special abilities. During the third and fourth missions, the group continues to encounter a masked shaman with red hood, wearing the same mask, who is seen commanding the lower ranks. As to whether or not he was the same native from before is unknown, but it seems he gains power, and soon controls the Ptolemaic Army. The short cutscene after the first mission does not make this clear.
The following missions take both squads to other four locations where units of the Ptolemaic Army are stationed. These include a secret underwater Ptolemaic Metal Slug production facility and an abandoned warehouse in New York that the Ptolemaic Army was using as a battle armor production facility.
In the squad's final mission, they attack the remaining Ptolemaic forces in the ravaged city of Osaka. Both squads come across a tower, which can be seen from the highway, where on top, some kind of ritual is being performed. The final showdown takes place at the top of the tall structure, against a great ethereal demon known only as the Evil Spirit Incarnate or "Scyther". The conflict ends with the demon being defeated and forced to retreat. He flies back to its dimension before any clue about who or what he was could be unraveled. With this, the Ptolemaic threat seems to be at an end.
However, in Metal Slug Attack, it is revealed that scattered groups of soldiers and cultists have survived the siege of Osaka, and banded together once again under the command of their supreme leader Ptolemaios. The top commanders of the army Yoshino, Dragunov and Owen are keeping up their espionage and direct actions against enemy factions. It is presumed that Mira, Maria and Anastasia IV (even though her whereabouts are unknown) are instead, leading the cult to once again resurrect Ptolemaios and Geographia.
Units of the Ptolemaic Army
- Ptolemaios (Actual leader)
Other Known Members
- Caroline (First mechanic)
- Owen (Guerrilla officer)
- Veronica (Suicide Squad's commander)
- Sisilia (Supply officer)
- Towa (Mechanic)
- Simon (Elite sniper)
- Chunyan (Supply officer)
- Ptolemaic Infantry
- Believers (Anastasia's followers)
BossesThese are the unique vehicles developed by the Ptolemaic Army designed to take on large armies. They usually cover a vigilance or assault role.
Upgraded Rebel Army vehicles
The data on the stolen disc also contained data about the Rebel Army vehicles, that the Ptolemaic Army used to bolster their military.
- Girida-O (Ver P.M)
- Di-Cokka (Ver P.M)
- M-15A Bradley (Ver P.M)
- Flying Tara (Ver P.M)
- Eaca-B (Ver P.M)
- R-Shobu (Ver P.M)
- MH-6J Masknell (Ver P.M)
- Nop-03 Sarubia (Ver P.M)
- Landseek (Ver P.M)
- Mini-Sub 88 (Ver P.M)
- Ptolemaios' secret hiding is unknown to all but a restrict group of cultists under Mira and possibly Maria.
- Unlike the Rebel Army, most of the Ptolemaic Army vehicles don't show their "faction symbol" on them. Sandmarine is an exception, featuring it on its side.
- The Ptolemaic Army creates the bulk of their technology based on concepts from both the Regular Army and the Rebel Army, enhancing them in ways to make them more powerful to suit.