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TX-55 Metal Gear

From The Codex


TX-55 Metal Gear is the 3rd Metal Gear being predated by Metal Gear ZEKE and Metal Gear Sahelanthropus. Like the former Metal Gears it is bipedal tank equipped with nuclear warheads. It was created by a kidnapped Dr. Drago Pettrovich Madnar who was forced to build it to keep himself and his kidnapped daughter Ellen Madnar safe. Using the AI technology from TX-11 model cyberoid also known as Bloody Brad, Madnar was able to make Metal Gear a manned and unmanned bipedal tank. After the western world learned of Metal Gear's existence as a weapon of mass destruction they sent Gray Fox and then later Solid Snake to Outer Heaven to find its whereabouts and then destroy it. Snake was able to find TX-55 Metal Gear one hundred floors below Building Three of Outer Heaven and destroyed it before it could be activated.

General Information

Name: TX-55 Metal Gear (Metal Gear for short)

Origin: Metal Gear

First Appearance: Metal Gear

Latest Appearance: Metal Gear (Canonical), Metal Gear: Ghost Babel (Alternate timeline; Appears as rubble in Outer Heaven)

Age: Less than a year old (Was created during the Outer Heaven uprising, which took place in and ended in 1995)

Classification: Nuclear Armed Bipedal Tank

Ammo: Two Nuclear Warheads, Multiple Anti-Tank Missiles, Thousands of Bullets

Creator: Dr. Drago Pettrovich Madnar

Wielders: Outer Heaven

Height: 6.05 Meters

Weight: 20.5 Tonnes

Status: Destroyed (Destroyed by Solid Snake)

Threat Level: Global Threat (TX-55 Metal Gear is a weapon that has the capabilities to change warfare on a global scale)

Codex Statistics

Tier: 8-C. 7-C to 7-B with Nuclear Warheads

Cardinality: Finite

Dimensionality: 3-D

Attack Potency: Building level (Should be comparable to its durability). Town level to City Level with Nuclear Warheads (Is cable of firing nuclear weaponry, which can usually produce around this much energy)

Durability: Building level (Can take hits from the weapons Solid Snake used in 1995, which should be superior to the ones used by Big Boss during 1974, which could take down both Chrysalis and Peace Walker, which are of these sizes and should be superior the ones used by Venom Snake during 1984, which can take down Metal Gear Sahelanthropus, which is a large bipedal tank of this size. Snake's older weapons should also be superior to minigun turrets that can harm Metal Gear Sahelanthropus)

Travel Speed: Superhuman (Can move at 50 km/h)

Combat Speed: Unknown (TX-55 Metal Gear was never fully completed and was destroyed before it was activated), Speed of Light with its Laser Cannon (Can shoot lasers with its laser cannon)

Range: Several Meters (Is 3.25 meters long, 2.75 meters wide, and 6.05 meters tall, being far larger than a human in size), Kilometers with Vulcan Gun (Equipped with a Vulcan Gun which has a range of two kilometers), Hundreds of Kilometers to Thousands of Kilometers with Missiles (Equipped with missiles, which have a range of anywhere between less than 1000 kilometers and over 5,000 kilometers), Thousands of Kilometers with Laser Cannon (Equipped with a laser cannon, which has a range of 1600 kilometers), Hundreds of Kilometers to Thousands of Kilometers with Nuclear Weaponry (Equipped with short-ranged and middle-ranged nuclear weaponry, which has a range between 300 Kilometers to 3,500 Kilometers)

Powers and Techniques

Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Enhanced Senses (Equipped with various camera sights and sensors), Energy Manipulation & Light Manipulation (Energy Projection; Can shoot lasers with its laser cannon), Inorganic Physiology (Is a bipedal tank), Penetration Damage (Physical Penetration; With it's Vulcan Gun), Explosion Manipulation (Is equipped with missiles and nukes), Radiation Manipulation (Is able to fire nukes, which cause radiation), Radar Sensing (Has a sky alert radar), Large Size (Supersize; Is 3.25 meters long, 2.75 meters wide, and 6.05 meters tall, being far larger than a human in size), Pierce Resistance (Standard Pierce Resistance; Equipped with 30mm-110mm tungsten armor), Autopilot (TX-55 Metal Gear can be operate on its own).

Resistance to Heat Manipulation (TX-55 Metal Gear's armor is made of a special heat resistant ceramic)

Notable Techniques

None Notable.


Weaknesses: Its armor is thinner on its legs than the rest of its body. Was never fully completed.

Note: The main Metal Gear cast are not assumed to scale to the potency of any of the Metal Gears or other types of armored vehicles, from feats like Gray Fox and Liquid Snake being able to tank the destruction of Metal Gears, as they have been shown to be consistently far weaker than them. Big Boss and Volgin would have been killed by a C3 explosion, which was unable to damage the Shagohod, which is a armored vehicle from 1964, which should be weaker than all of its successors. Big Boss using his strongest weapons was unable to harm the Shagohod without attacking its weak point. Both Big Boss and The Boss would have been killed by the bombs from the MiG planes, which should comparable to the C3 used on the Shagohod. AI weapons such as the Cocoon can nearly one-shot Big Boss with a single attack, along with Miller stating Big Boss can't harm the various armored vehicles in the game without lethal weaponry. Attacks that are able to one-shot Venom Snake, won't one-shot Metal Gear Sahelanthropus. Metal Gear Sahelanthropus' railgun does massive damage to Venom Snake, even when using protective gear like the Battle Dress. Solid Snake needed to use his strongest weapons to attack weak points in order defeat TX-55 Metal Gear. Solid Snake would later do the same when fighting Metal Gear D. Liquid Snake stated that Solid Snake's stringer missiles would kill both him and an injured Gray Fox, with said missiles being unable to harm the armor of Metal Gear REX. Metal Gear REX was able to easily overpower Gray Fox and crushed him to death with a stomp. Liquid Snake tanking Metal Gear REX's destruction is likely due to how he was in its protective cockpit, as even a distance the explosion was able to knock out Solid Snake. Metal Gear RAY, a Metal Gear made to defeat Metal Gears like Metal Gear REX, was able to easily knock out Solid Snake with a single indirect hit. Gekkos, bipedal tanks that are easily destroyed by Metal Gear REX, can one-shot Old Snake.