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Juggernaut is a new vehicle featured in Twisted Metal (2012) and is a large semi-truck fit with a full trailer. It is primarily driven by Dollface in her story campaign.

Juggernaut's special attack are drop mines that are ejected from the sides of the trailer and can be launched towards the front or the rear. In addition, the rear trailer doors can be opened by pressing [1] + L1 to let up to two teammates in, which can man the machine guns on the roof of the cab and missile launcher on the trailer. Be wary though, any weapon fired into the trailer while the doors are open inflicts 2.5x damage.

Only one Juggernaut can be active on each team during a match, and once it's destroyed, it cannot be selected again.

Story ModeEdit

In the story mode, Juggernaut appears in one event of each campaign. The objective of each event is to destroy all enemies, including Juggernaut itself.

In Sweet Tooth's story, the "Juggernaut Death Match" is the fourth event in the tournament. Compared to the playble version, the enemy Juggernaut has new abilities: it has more armor (about 700 HP), is invisible to the radar (although its name is still visible if the camera is aimed in its general direction) and adds a new enemy to the battle every ninety seconds (indicated by the timer under its name). It also has an extra weakness, however; it takes double damage from any attacks that hit its front grill. Completing the match unlocks the Magnum sidearm.

Mr. Grimm's story puts the Juggernaut battle at the very beginning, in the "Dual Juggernauts Death Match". As the name suggests, there are now two Juggernauts roaming the level, both of which must be destroyed along with all other enemies. The Juggernauts are now equipped with a turret to give them added firepower and a defense against the newly-unlocked Talon. They spawn new enemies at the same rate as the previous battle, and only one Juggernaut will spawn enemies at a time; if the spawning truck is destroyed, the other will pick up where it left off. New enemies will stop spawning only if both the Juggernauts have been destroyed. Completing this event unlocks Meat Wagon.

The final battle against the Juggernaut occurs in the second event of Dollface's story, aptly named the "Mean Juggernauts Death Match". This time, the Juggernaut has been upgraded to a red-painted variant that Calypso dubs "Juggernaut 2.0", described as faster and stronger than the original model. Apart from being even harder to destroy than before, it spawns a new enemy every sixty seconds, rather than ninety seconds. As with the "Dual Juggernauts Death Match", there are two of them, but only one of them will spawn enemies at a time. This event is often considered among the hardest in the entire game, and unfortunately, there is nothing unlocked after completing this event as well.

The playable version of Juggernaut is unlocked after completing the "Fight for Your Life" event in Dollface's campaign (event #4).

TriviaEdit

  • Juggernaut's cab looks almost identical to Darkside (the former having a dark blue cab and the latter a black one). It is likely that the former is effectively the latter with the addition of a full trailer in tow.
  • In the three "Juggernaut Death Match" events, the enemy Juggernauts spawn at randomly selected points within a set area of the map. This occasionally leads to a Juggernaut spawning on top of another vehicle, including Health Semis or the other Juggernaut.
  • Juggernaut has the highest hitpoints compared to any other vehicle in Twisted Metal (2012) and quite possibly the entire series, with 400 HP. It has 700 HP in multiplayer.
  • In addition to the massive armor, Juggernaut has other perks. It has a massive amount of energy, is immune to Freeze attacks, and is by far the heaviest vehicle in game. Turbo ramming opponents usually deals over 100 points of damage. Using the Turbo Dash can cause up to 150 points of damage.
    • The Turbo Dash, like Reaper's Fully Charged Chainsaw, can automatically destroy several vehicles, regardless of the amount of health. Namely: Kamikaze (150 HP), Talon (120 HP), Crimson Fury (110 HP) and Reaper (90 HP).
  • On Twisted difficulty, even the normal Juggernauts spawn a new enemy every 60 seconds instead of every 90 seconds. They may also have a white paint job instead of their normal black color. In the Mean Juggernauts stage they spawn every 30 seconds.
  • The movie Death Race features a vehicle named "Dreadnaught" which is very similar to the Juggernaut; being a heavily armed semi that is extremely hard to kill and designed to destroy contestants that seem to be doing well. It is unknown if the Juggernaut is a reference to it.
  • Juggernaut heavily resembles Nemesis Prime, the evil clone of Autobot leader Optimus Prime from the Transformers franchise. The resemblance is likely a coincidence, however.
  • In the first Grand Theft Auto, there is also a truck called the Juggernaut.
  • Juggernaut is the only vehicle that cannot be used against any of the bosses.
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