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Warthog is a recurring vehicle in the Twisted Metal series, and is one of the 13 original vehicles. Warthog has always had strong armor and poor speed in almost all installments of the Twisted Metal series.

The drivers of Warthog have been mostly those who have served or are affliated with the armed forces through most of the Twisted Metal franchise except in Twisted Metal: Black.

In most appearances, Warthog is depicted as a US Army Humvee, however in Twisted Metal 4, Black, Small Brawl and the 2012 game, Warthog is depicted as a tank (TM4), a station wagon strapped on top of a tank chassis (Black & the 2012 game) and a dune buggy (TM:SB).

Twisted MetalEdit

Vehicle: AM General HMMWV / Warthog

Slower than most of this year's competitors, but with a mean special weapon and a tons of armor, it doesn't need to be fast.

Driver: Commander Mason

Commander Mason is working for the U.S. government. He's hoping Calypso can help him retrieve an item so powerful it could destroy the world!

Vehicle Type: Military Vehicle

Special Weapon: 3/5

  • XQJ-37 Hornets: Nail an enemy with all 3 of these homing missiles for some major damage!

Shoots out three homing missiles that if they reunite together, deals a great amount of damage.

Speed: 1/5

Handling: 2/5

Armor: 4/5

License Plate: UESUVA (U.S of A)

Twisted Metal 2Edit

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Vehicle: AM General HMMWV / Warthog

Driver: Captain Rogers

Vehicle Type: Humvee

Handling: Sluggish

Armor: 4/5

Special Weapon: 3/5

  • Patriot Missiles: A cluster of powerful missiles that home in on the nearest enemy. The longer the missiles are in the air, the more powerful they become. However, if you are too far away from a target missiles will harmlessly crash into the environment.

Speed: 2/5

License Plate: LUKET MYHED (Look At My Head)

Twisted Metal IIIEdit

Vehicle: AM General HMMWV / Warthog

Driver: Captain Rogers

Vehicle Type: Humvee

Handling: Sluggish

Armor: 4/5

Special Weapon: 3/5

  • Patriot Missiles: Three missiles that swarm their target like killer bees.

Speed: 2/5

The driver of Warthog in TMIII is Captain Rogers, who has entered Calypso's contest to get a head to match the body that he got in last year's competition in Twisted Metal 2.

Twisted Metal 4Edit



Name: General Warthog

Demeanor: Twisted

  • "I commanded an army once. It was a great army. Now computers are in command of all the circuitry and firepower. Ha! Well, I'm from the old days, where wars were fought not calculated! I'll have an army yet that will have no losses, no fear and no equal!"


Type: WW1 Tank/Metropolitan Carriage Mark IV

Handling: 1/5

Armor: 4/5

Speed: 2/5

Special Weapon: 4/5

  • Ion Pad: General Warthog plants a marker/target which initializes an ion satellite and later activates a powerful ion blast.


99-year-old warmonger, Springfield, MI

General Warthog left his brains in the trenches when he was a 19-year-old WWI private, but military discipline keeps him going. Over the better part of the 20th century, Warthog has awarded himself many field promotions and countless medals. If he can win the Twisted Metal Tournament, he'll realize his dreams of glory. His tank is a marvel of 80-year-old military technology. Though slow, it can take unreal punishment. Its modernized ion blaster can blow holes through any vehicle the enemy forces have.

Info and Ending:

Twisted Metal 4 - General Warthog's Info00:26

Twisted Metal 4 - General Warthog's Info

Twisted Metal 4 - General Warthog's Ending00:57

Twisted Metal 4 - General Warthog's Ending

Twisted Metal: BlackEdit

Twisted Metal: Black was the first time in the series where Warthog's driver wasn't in the military. The vehicle is a set of tank treads with the body of a station wagon chained on top, rather than a Humvee or a WWI tank.

Vehicle: Chevrolet Cavalier Wagon 'Warthog'

Driver: Cage

Vehicle Type: Stationwagon with Tank treads

Control: 4/10

Speed: 5/10

Armor: 9/10

Special Weapon: 7/10

  • Flame Thrower: Once you have an enemy in your sight, press the Fire button to release a huge stream of flames from Warthog's cannon. Most effective while being aimed directly towards a single opponent; it can also be used to engulf a large group of opponents in fire.

Not much is known about Cage, but as hinted from his loading screen quotes and ending movie, he wishes that Calypso can remove the part of his body that makes him engulfed in sadness every time he kills a human. Calypso grants his wish, and as a bonus, he slices Cage's hands off and replaces them with blades. Cage now wishes to outdo Needles Kane, the driver of Sweet Tooth, as the greatest serial killer of all time.

Twisted Metal: Small BrawlEdit


This little soldier is tired of being picked on by Calypso. After one last trip into the school trash can, he decided he's had enough. If it's a war Calypso wants, then it's a war Calypso's gonna get!


Name: Warthog


Warthog fires off a barrage of 3 red, white, and blue homing missiles.

Vehicle Type: Off-road Assault Vehicle

Armor: 2/10

Acceleration: 7/10

Top Speed: 6/10

Handling: 7/10

Special: Special involves 3 missiles that lock on the closest player.

This incarnation of Warthog is nontraditional, as his acceleration, speed, and handling are juiced up. However, his armor was drained heavily.


Twisted Metal Small Brawl - Warthog's Ending00:31

Twisted Metal Small Brawl - Warthog's Ending

Twisted Metal: Head-OnEdit

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Warthog is driven by Colonel Hall who wants to have an ultimate weapon to kill all the evil-doers in the world. It is once again a Humvee.

Character InfoEdit

Colonel Hall wanted to be a military man since he was a little kid. Right from the start he excelled at all forms of combat, and tactics came naturally to him. The army has sent him to compete in Twisted Metal wish for an ultimate weapon. When he wins, Colonel Hall wishes for an ultimate weapon; something that will enable him to easily take out all the evil-doers of the world.

Special: Patriot Missiles

Shoots 3 homing missiles (the smoke is Red, White and Blue).


Twisted Metal Head-On - Warthog's Ending02:28

Twisted Metal Head-On - Warthog's Ending

Twisted Metal: LostEdit


Driver: Cage

Warthog reappeared in Twisted Metal: Lost, looking the same as it did in Twisted Metal: Black. His character info states that he attempted to become a greater killer than Sweet Tooth, who chopped off his legs and arms but kept him alive. It's a mystery how he can still drive.

Twisted Metal (2012)Edit


Warthog is a returning vehicle in Twisted Metal (2012) and is nearly identical to the version from Twisted Metal: Black.

Warthog is unlocked by attaining a gold medal in every event in the Story Mode on Twisted difficulty (the hardest difficulty). This unlocks the vehicle for use in both single player and multiplayer.

Vehicle Type: Ford Country Squire (Mounted on tank treads)

Speed: 2/5

Armor: 4/5 (300 HP)

Special Weapons: 3/5

  • Super Crush (60-100 pts.)
  • Shockwave (30 pts.)

Overall: 9/15

License Plate: TRD-ON-U (Tread on You)

Its primary special attack "Super Crush", lets you lift up on your rear treads and allow you to drive over opponents, literally crushing them. The secondary special "Shock Wave" also lifts up on your rear treads as you charge up the fire button (R2) and slams on the ground, sending out a frontal-cone shockwave that knocks back enemies caught in the blast radius.

Be cautious when using Warthog's specials as both will expose a weak spot underneath the chassis (the glowing red square). All attacks fired here will inflict double damage. If careless against Reaper especially, using its fully charged Flamesaw Attack while attacking the square will result in instant death regardless of the amount of health.

Warthog has the second most hit points in Twisted Metal (2012), with 300 HP, behind Juggernaut with 400 HP, and ahead of Darkside with 275 HP.


  • Warthog is one of the three vehicles to have been featured in all of the Twisted Metal games, the others being Mr. Grimm and Sweet Tooth.
  • In Twisted Metal: Black, the Warthog vehicle has nothing to do with the other Warthog vehicles. It was actually going to be named White Knight.
  • In Twisted Metal 2, Warthog appears to have 6 wheels in the ending cut scene, the way Warthog in Twisted Metal does. However, the vehicle in the game has only 4 wheels.
  • Warthog is the third of the many vehicles who borrowed from Thumper's original flamethrower Special Weapon. The others include Firestarter, Drag QueenCousin EddyKamikaze and Crimson Fury.
  • In Twisted Metal 4, Sweet Tooth's assistant states that the vehicle's name is Trojan, and that the driver's name is "Warthog"
  • In Twisted Metal: Small Brawl, Warthog is statistically different, having poor armor and decent speed.
  • In Twisted Metal: Black, during Warthog's ending cut scene when Warhawk explodes, you can see that the vehicle on the building below is Axel, not Warthog.
  • In the original Twisted Metal, Warthog's license plate reads "UESUVA," which is based on the phrase "U S of A," which is a variation on USA, the abbreviation of the United States of America. In Twisted Metal 2, its license plate reads "LUKETMYHED" (Look at my head), a foreshadowing to the vehicle's ending cutscene.
  • The in-game selection screen in Twisted Metal (2012) lists Warthog's secondary special as "Mega Gun Turret", where in fact, the vehicle has no such special.

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