Marco Rossi
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Marchrius Dennis Rossi is the main character and protagonist of the Metal Slug series. He comes from the United States and has Italian ancestry. Born in Idaho, Marco is a computer expert who particularly enjoys writing computer viruses and programs; one virus he wrote managed to penetrate all of the US Military's defenses and nearly caused the launch of nuclear missiles. Marco graduated from Military's Special Technologies college and went on to serve in the Peregrine Falcon Special Forces Squad (PF Squad), starting in Metal Slug as First Lieutenant. Fio Germi is one of his comrades.

As of Metal Slug 6, he is a Major. Marco is a gentle man but capable of falling into uncontrollable rages; the series' villain General Morden (who is responsible for the deaths of dozens of Marco's friends and colleagues in the PF Squad) will trigger these if he is even so much as mentioned.
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Neo Geo Battle Coliseum

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Cardfighters Clash, Cardfighters Clash 2, Card Fighters Clash DS, Match of the Millennium (Mini Game)


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Page Updated:  Jan. 5th, 2021

The Metal Slug series is easily one of my all time favorite 2D shooters, even though I have to continue 17 times to beat any of the games... lol. Like everyone else, I never thought one of the Metal Slug bros would actually cross over to a fighting game!

Marco doesn't make a whole lotta sense in a "KOF style" game, since he's packin' all those guns & grenades... but his fighting style and animations are hilariously true to the series. In Neo Geo Battle Coliseum, Marco retains a ton of his moves & mannerisms from his original series, which Metal Slug fans can immediately appreciate. HUGE fan service going on. On the downside, I think some of his NGBC animations could've been a tad better. Finally, on a side note, I wonder if he knows Charlie... lol. I think they're long lost twins.

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