Speculated partner - ups between Marco, Eri, Tarma & Fio
Tell me. Who among the four soldiers gets partnered with another ?
A.) ( Marco & Eri ) & ( Tarma & Fio )
B.) ( Marco & Fio ) & ( Tarma & Eri )
Note: Some proofs may not be applicable.
Proofs for choice A :
1. ) Both Marco & Eri have blonde hair.
2. ) Both Marco & Eri appear in the cover of Metal Slug Advance.
3. ) Both Tarma & Fio have either red or brown hair.
4. ) Soldier select screen from Metal Slug 2 - 5, except 4, = Marco - Eri - Tarma - Fio
5. ) Soldier select screen in Metal Slug 7 = Marco & Eri on top while Tarma & Fio are in the bottom.
6. ) Gimlet & Red Eye, from Metal Slug: 2nd Mission, look similar to Tarma & Fio respectively.
7. ) One of SNK PLAYMORE's New Year's greeting cards consist of Marco & Eri.
8. ) Both Tarma & Fio wear something for their eyes, sunglasses and eyeglasses respectively.
9. ) Metal Slug Anthology's main loading screen order = Eri - Marco - Tama - Fio.
10. ) Both of Tarma's and Fio's background story mention their father.
Proofs for Choice B:
1. ) Both Marco & Fio are Italians. Marco is Italian-American.
2. ) Metal Slug Anthology intro character order = Marco - Fio - Tarma - Eri
3. ) In the final mission of Metal Slug 3:
When playing in single player after defeating the fake Morden, the character gets abducted, then a replacement character, who is supposedly the beloved of the abducted, comes in to rescue the abducted.
Marco for Fio. vice versa
Tarma for Eri. vice versa
4. ) In Metal Slug concept arts, Marco & Fio are together, so as Tarma & Eri.
5. ) In Metal Slug 6, Marco will face a brainwashed Fio. vice versa. This also applies to Tarma & Eri.
6. ) In Metal Slug 6, both Marco's & Fio's special abilities have something to do with ammunition. Also, Both Tarma's & Eri's special abilities have something to do with explosives. Eri gets twice the amount of bombs while Tarma will get twice the amount of Cannon / Missile if he is riding a Slug.
7. ) In the Metal Slug 6 Soldier select screen, Marco & Fio are on the bottom while Tarma & Eri are on top.
8. ) Both Marco & Fio were the first announced playable characters in Metal Slug 7.
9. ) The ranks of Tarma & Eri are lower than Marco & Fio respectively.
10. ) In Metal Slug 4, Marco & Fio were playable while Tarma & Eri were dispatched to protect researchers from spreading the White Baby virus. Oddly enough, they are in the battlefield in the beginning and in the end. They were replaced by two new characters, Trevor & Nadia.
11. ) Marco & Fio were seen together in one of the demos of Metal Slug 2 & 3.
12. ) Tarma & Eri were seen together in one of the demos of Metal Slug 3 & 5.
13. ) Trevor & Nadia, who were replacements of Tarma & Eri respectively, were seen in one of the demos in Metal Slug 4.
14. ) Marco & Fio became playable characters in Neo Geo Battle Coliseum and KOF: MI 2 respectively.
15. ) Tarma's official artwork for Metal Slug 2 showed him wearing a green vest. Green is Eri's main color.