Metatron Ex Fight Essay Format

Mettaton

HP

9999 (Box)
1600 (EX)
30000 (NEO)

AT

30 [10/8] (Box)
47 [8] (EX)
90 [10] (NEO)

DF

255 [999] (Box)
47 [1] (EX)
9 [-40000] (NEO)

EXP On Kill

800 (EX)
Sets total EXP to 50000 (NEO, Genocide)
10000 (NEO, Neutral)

Gold On Win

N/A
0 (EX/NEO)

ACTs

Check, Check, Cry, Burn, Yellow, Turn, Yell (Box)
Check, Boast, Pose, Heel Turn (EX)

Attacks

Soul modes

Mettaton uses the Red Soul during the quiz show and beginning the battle after the Multicolor Tile Puzzle, and the Yellow Soul in all other circumstances.

Patterns

Mettaton

  • During the quiz show, if the protagonist answers incorrectly, Mettaton fires an unavoidable electrical beam that halves the protagonist's HP.
  • After the tile puzzle, if the protagonist does not press ACT → "Yellow" right away, Mettaton drops boxes from above in a set pattern, with gaps in between.

Mettaton EX

Note: All attacks do 6 or 7 damage per hit assuming no armor and LV 1.

Mettaton EX's attacks all consist of an arrangement of several objects:

  • Copies of Mettaton's legs stick out from either side of the box and scroll downwards. They can be either moving inwards and outwards or not move; this can be controlled by shooting them, which stops the moving legs or causes the motionless legs to begin moving again.
  • Copies of Mettaton's legs quickly emerge from the side of the screen. An exclamation mark appears in the area that they will appear in before this attack is used.
  • Small rectangular Mettatons glide down on umbrellas. As they reach the bottom of the screen, they begin to toss hearts that are embroidered with the letter M: they will often toss a second set upwards just as they are leaving the bottom of the screen.
  • Bombs marked with a plus sign travel downwards, which explode into plus-shaped blasts when shot with the yellow soul. The blast spreads slowly enough that it can be dodged by moving aside, as long as the bomb was detonated sufficiently far away. The explosions can destroy blocks and trigger other bombs.
  • White squares marked with black circles travel downwards (and sometimes side to side), which are broken by a shot from the yellow soul.
  • The Bullet Board contracts to four blocks wide, and lines of bombs and white squares with black circles (usually three bombs and one square or three squares and one bomb) travel downward, then a "rewind" button appears and they travel back upward in the same formation, with destroyed parts remaining destroyed.
  • Long segmented arms resembling Mettaton's travel downwards, with sliding orange-yellow boxes along their length which, when shot, toggle the arm between retracted and non-retracted states (thus, they should only be shot once).
  • Mettaton's heart emerges from the square on his waist and shoots lightning-bolt shaped projectiles either in a circular blast formation or single linear shots (which only happens when he loses all of his limbs). Firing at his heart ends Mettaton's attack earlier; not shooting his heart still causes his limbs to fall off due to being a scripted event. Contrary to popular belief, attacking Mettaton's heart this way does not count as FIGHTing him. When only his torso exists, his heart will fight for him for the rest of the battle until he is either killed or the ratings reach 10,000.
  • A disco ball appearing from the top of the square projecting laser beams in either blue or white, which can be toggled in color by shooting the disco ball. They rotate at a variable pace: when blue, they count as blue attacks, when white, as normal attacks.
  • The Bullet Board contracts to being only two blocks wide, and pairs of objects rain down, consisting of a bomb on one side and a solid white block on the other. The block can only be destroyed by shooting the companion bomb, and so it is necessary to shoot the bomb and quickly move under the block to avoid damage from the downward part of the explosion.
  • Mettaton calls for a "union-regulated break" and the words "Happy Breaktime!" appear on the Bullet Board. This is a Gray Attack, and simply a free turn. It always comes after two two-width block / bomb attacks in a row, and Boasting works normally even though it is impossible to get hit during this turn.

Mettaton NEO

Mettaton NEO uses no attacks.

Strategy

Neutral/Pacifist Route

Mettaton Quiz Show

Alphys is present during this battle and uses her hands to shape the correct answer's letter. If Alphys does not provide an answer, it means any is fine. Answering any questions wrong causes Mettaton to halve the protagonist's HP. Attempting to hurt Mettaton in this form does not work; the screen always displays "Miss."

Mettaton EX

To defeat Mettaton EX without killing him, one must survive until his arms and legs are blown off and achieve a show rating of 10,000 or more; if his limbs are not blown off, a show rating of 12,000 or more ends the battle.[1] While the protagonist waits without acting, the ratings go down. The ratings stay at 3,001 at the minimum until the protagonist does something. Mettaton's limbs fall off regardless of whether or not his heart is shot, but shooting it ends his turn earlier. Ratings can be boosted in several ways:

  • Getting hit gives a violence boost of 10 to 50 points.
  • Shooting anything during Mettaton's turn.
  • Using the FIGHT option to directly harm Mettaton results in him either biting his lip or sticking his tongue out while saying "Yeah," giving an Action boost of 300 points. Further attacks cause him to grin visibly but give fewer Action Points.
  • Eating food sold by Burgerpants gives 300-500 rating points, but the Steak in the Shape of Mettaton's Face gives 700 points instead. Eating Junk Food gives the 'Eating garbage?!' penalty of 50 points. All other consumables have no effect.
  • Equipping a different piece of armor gives 1,500 points as long that piece has not been worn previously during the fight.
  • Using the Stick causes it to be thrown at Mettaton. He catches it in his mouth and ratings boost by 700 points. Repeating this action gives 1 point. Using the stick after Mettaton has lost his arms and legs instead gives 1,400 points.
  • Using the Boast action causes ratings to shoot up during Mettaton's turn, but taking damage costs 100 points and stop the rating spike.
  • Using the Pose action gives 100-1000 points, inversely proportional to the amount of health the protagonist has left.
  • Using the Heel Turn action increases the aforementioned violence boost to 100 points. This is more of a risk as it requires the protagonist to get hit.
  • Early in the battle, Mettaton asks the protagonist to write an essay about what they like most about him.
    • Writing "LEGS" earns 350 points, which is the highest amount, being the 'correct answer.'
    • Writing "TOBY" earns 300 points, Mettaton saying that Toby sounds sexy.
    • Writing "DANCING" earns 250 points, Mettaton saying that he is self-taught.
    • Writing "ARMS" earns 250 points, Mettaton commenting most people talk about his legs, but embrace them for their writing anyways.
    • Writing "VOICE" earns 200 points, Mettaton commenting that he has the voice of a siren.
    • Writing "HAIR" earns 200 points, Mettaton saying that he uses metal hair gel.
    • Writing anything that does not meet any requirement earns 100 points.
      • Writing certain words like "fabulous," "beautiful," "radiant," and "personality" make Mettaton comment on them.
    • Writing nothing earns 80 points. Mettaton is not surprised that the protagonist is speechless.
    • Writing certain swear words results in the loss of 150 points, which causes Mettaton to exclaim that the show is family-friendly.
    • Writing a word that Mettaton deems insulting prompts him to tell the protagonist that this is an essay about him, not them.
    • Writing a lot of random gibberish and letters with no sense results in Mettaton being impressed that the protagonist wrote so much about him, even though he does not understand what they said.

If Mettaton EX is spared, he appears only as his torso and head when the game returns to the overworld view. This happens even if the protagonist ends the fight before his limbs fall off. However, if he is killed, he appears in his original box form in the overworld view but damaged.

For those who plan on killing Mettaton, methods that decrease ratings should be used, as the ratings may hit 10,000 before the protagonist kills Mettaton. Methods that decrease ratings include writing a curse word during the essay and eating Junk Food, so bringing a full inventory of Junk Food is advised. Waiting between turns also steadily decreases ratings. However, it stops decreasing after a certain point.

Genocide Route

Despite claiming to be a human eradicator, Mettaton NEO does absolutely nothing. Any non-missing attack instantly kills him as he is scripted to take between 900,000 and 999,999 damage, no matter the strength of the attack. There is no way to spare Mettaton NEO, meaning that the point at which a Genocide Route cannot be aborted occurs before fighting him when the last random encounter is killed.

Contrary to popular belief, a weak attack does not revert to the Neutral Route. Only failing to depopulate Hotland and the CORE completely causes the game to revert to the Neutral Route.

Quotes

Quiz Show

Pre-Quiz Show

  • OHHH YES! WELCOME, BEAUTIES... ... TO TODAY'S QUIZ SHOW!!! OH BOY! I CAN ALREADY TELL IT'S GONNA BE A GREAT SHOW! EVERYONE GIVE A BIG HAND FOR OUR WONDERFUL CONTESTANT! NEVER PLAYED BEFORE, GORGEOUS? NO PROBLEM! IT'S SIMPLE! THERE'S ONLY ONE RULE. ANSWER CORRECTLY... OR YOU DIE!!!
Quiz Show

(All correct answers are in bold.)
  • LET'S START WITH AN EASY ONE!!
    • What's the prize for answering correctly?
      • A) Money
      • B) Mercy
      • C) New Car
      • D) More questions
    • RIGHT! SOUNDS LIKE YOU GET IT![Answered correctly]
    • HAHAHA! YOU WISH! WRONG![Answered incorrectly]
  • HERE'S YOUR TERRIFIC PRIZE!
    • What's the king's full name?
      • A) Lord Fluffybuns
      • B) Fuzzy Pushover
      • C) Asgore Dreemurr
      • D) Dr. Friendship
    • CORRECT! WHAT A TERRIFIC ANSWER![Answered correctly]
    • WRONG! IF ONLY ALPHYS COULD HELP![Answered incorrectly]
  • ENOUGH ABOUT YOU. LET'S TALK ABOUT ME!
    • What are robots made of?
      • A) Hopes&Dreams
      • B) Metal&Magic
      • C) Snips&Snails
      • D) Sugar&Spice
    • TOO EASY FOR YOU, HUH????????[Answered correctly]
    • NOPE! TOO BAD ALPHYS CAN'T HELP![Answered incorrectly]
  • HERE'S ANOTHER EASY ONE FOR YOU!
    • Two trains, Train A, and Train B, simultaneously depart Station A and Station B. Station A, and Station B are 252.5 miles apart from each other. Train A is moving at 124.7mph towards Station B, and Train B is moving at 253.5mph towards Station A. If both trains departed at 10:00 AM and it is now 10:08, how much longer until both trains pass each other?
      • A) 31.054 minutes
      • B) 16.232 minutes
      • C) 32.049 minutes
      • D) 32.058 minutes
    • WONDERFUL! IM ASTOUNDED, FOLKS![Answered correctly]
    • WRONG!!! WRONG!!! WROOOOOOOONG!![Answered incorrectly]
  • DON'T 'COUNT' ON YOUR VICTORY...
    • How many flies are in this jar?
    • CORRECT! YOU'RE SO LUCKY TODAY![Answered correctly]
    • COMPLETELY UTTERLY WRONG!!!!!![Answered incorrectly]
  • LET'S PLAY MEMORY GAME.
    • What monster is this?[The monster shown is half of Froggit's face]
      • A) Froggit
      • B) Whimsun
      • C) Moldsmal
      • D) Mettaton
        • When answered, the monster is revealed to be Mettaton wearing a shirt with Froggit's face.
    • I'M SO FLATTERED YOU REMEMBERED![Answered correctly]
    • BOY, THAT'S EMBARRASSING, HUH?[Answered incorrectly]
  • BUT CAN YOU GET THIS ONE???
    • Would you smooch a ghost?[The counter notably increases from 30 rather than counting down]
      • A) Heck Yeah
      • B) Heck Yeah
      • C) Heck Yeah
      • D) Heck Yeah
    • GREAT ANSWER! I LOVE IT!!!!!!
  • HERE'S A SIMPLE ONE.
    • How many letters in the name Mettaton?[the number of Ns increases and eventually goes out of the screen – with the numbers in the answers increasing accordingly, including after the question is answered]
    • OF COURSE THAT WAS EASY FOR YOU![Answered correctly]
    • NO NO NO! CAN'T YOU READ!?[Answered incorrectly]
  • TIME TO BREAK OUT THE BIG GUNS!!
    • In the dating simulation video game "Mew Mew Kissy Cutie" what is Mew Mew's favorite food?
      • [Alphys]OH! OH! I KNOW THIS ONE!!! IT'S SNAIL ICE CREAM!!!!!!!! IN THE FOURTH CHAPTER EVERYONE GOES TO THE BEACH!!! AND SHE BUYS ICE CREAM FOR ALL OF HER FRIENDS!!!! BUT IT'S SNAIL FLAVOR AND SHE'S THE ONLY ONE WHO WANTS IT!!!!!! IT'S ONE OF MY FAVORITE PARTS OF THE GAME BECAUSE IT'S ACTUALLY A VERY POWERFUL message about friendship and...
  • ALPHYS, ALPHYS, ALPHYS.
  • YOU AREN'T HELPING OUR CONTESTANT, ARE YOU?
  • OOOOOOH!!! YOU SHOULD HAVE TOLD ME.
  • I'LL ASK A QUESTION...
  • YOU'LL BE SURE TO KNOW THE ANSWER TO!
    • Who does Dr. Alphys have a crush on?[There is no right or wrong answer to this question; all the answers simply provide dialogue. The counter notably remains at 30 seconds]
      • A) Undyne
        • SEE, ALPHYS? I TOLD YOU IT WAS OBVIOUS. EVEN THE HUMAN FIGURED IT OUT. YES, SHE SCRAWLS HER NAME IN THE MARGINS OF HER NOTES. SHE NAMES PROGRAMMING VARIABLES AFTER HER. SHE EVEN WRITES STORIES OF THEM TOGETHER... SHARING A DOMESTIC LIFE. PROBABILITY OF CRUSH: 101 PERCENT. MARGIN OF ERROR: ONE PERCENT.
      • B) Asgore
        • WHY WOULD SHE OUTFIT AN AMUSEMENT ROBOT... WITH BRUTAL COMBAT CAPABILITIES? SIMPLE. TO IMPRESS MR. ASGORE DREEMURR, OF COURSE! OR AS ALPHYS CALLS HIM... "MR. DREAMY." THOSE STRONG ARMS... THAT LUSTROUS BEARD... LIKE ALL THOSE WHO CREATE WEAPONS. SHE CRAVES THE TENDER EMBRACE OF A BURLY MAN. CAN SHE TRULY BE BLAMED?
      • C) The human
        • ... SERIOUSLY? MY MY... HOW CONCEITED CAN YOU GET...? I LOVE IT! AND WHILE YOU ARE COMPLETELY WRONG, YOU DESERVE SOME CREDIT. I'VE SEEN HER WATCH YOU ON HER COMPUTER SCREEN. SMILING WHEN YOU SUCCEED. SHRIEKING WHEN YOU FAIL. AND ALWAYS, ALWAYS, WHISPERING... "NO! WRONG! YOU HAVE TO GO THAT WAY!" IN ITS OWN WAY, IS THIS NOT LOVE?
      • D) Don't know
        • CORRECT. DR. ALPHYS HAS A CRUSH ON... THE UNKNOWABLE. YOU SEE, ALPHYS BELIEVES THERE IS SOMEONE OUT THERE. SOMEONE WATCHING HER. SOMEONE SHE THINKS IS "CUTE" AND "INTERESTING." HELLO, THEORETICAL PERSON. DR. ALPHYS LIKES YOU. TOO BAD YOU ARE NOT REAL. *DERISIVE LAUGHTRACK*.
        • [Alphys]H-hey, I've done research about this! There are alternate universes out there! S-someday, maybe, I could meet them...
        • [Mettaton]YOU SAID THE EXACT SAME THING ABOUT "MEW MEW KISSY CUTIE." BUT I'LL GIVE YOU THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT. PERSON, IF YOU'RE OUT THERE... HOW ABOUT GIVING US A SIGN, RIGHT NOW?
        • [Background music briefly pauses in silence]
        • [Mettaton]THAT SETTLES THAT, DOESN'T IT?
Post-Quiz Show

  • WELL WELL WELL. WITH DR. ALPHYS HELPING YOU... THE SHOW HAS NO DRAMATIC TENSION! WE CAN'T GO ON LIKE THIS!! BUT. BUT!!! THIS WAS JUST THE PILOT EPISODE!! NEXT UP, MORE DRAMA! MORE ROMANCE!!! MORE BLOODSHED!!! UNTIL NEXT TIME, DARLINGS...!!!

Multicolor Tile Puzzle

Battle

  • THIS IS IT, DARLING! SAY GOODBYE! IS THAT YOUR PHONE? YOU'D BETTER ANSWER IT!
  • [Alphys calls]H-Hey!! Th-this seems bad, but don't worry!! Th-there's one last thing I installed on your phone...! You see that yellow button...? Go to this phone's [ACT] menu and press it!!!
    • [If the protagonist does not press the button right away]
      • [Mettaton]HA! THAT BUTTON WON'T SAVE YOU NOW, DARLING! YOU WOULDN'T DARE USE THE [ACT] COMMAND AND PRESS THAT BUTTON! THAT'S RIGHT! DON'T PRESS IT! I'LL DESTROY YOU! WITHOUT THAT BUTTON, YOU ARE INCHING CLOSER AND CLOSER TO YOUR DEMISE! ANY MINUTE NOW! ANY... MINUTE... NOW! .........................
      • THIS IS IT, DARLING! SAY GOODBYE![After finally pressing the button]
    • [After pressing the yellow button]
      • [Alphys]Now press "Z"!
      • [Mettaton]OOOH! OOOOOOOH! YOU'VE DEFEATED ME!! HOW CAN THIS BE, YOU WERE STRONGER THAN I THOUGHT, ETC. WHATEVER.

Mettaton EX

Pre-Battle

  • OH YES. THERE YOU ARE, DARLING. IT'S TIME TO HAVE OUR LITTLE SHOWDOWN. IT'S TIME TO FINALLY STOP THE "MALFUNCTIONING" ROBOT. ... NOT!!! MALFUNCTION? REPROGRAMMING? GET REAL. THIS WAS ALL JUST A BIG SHOW. AN ACT. ALPHYS HAS BEEN PLAYING YOU FOR A FOOL THE WHOLE TIME. AS SHE WATCHED YOU ON THE SCREEN, SHE GREW ATTACHED TO YOUR ADVENTURE. SHE DESPERATELY WANTED TO BE A PART OF IT. SO SHE DECIDED TO INSERT HERSELF INTO YOUR STORY. SHE REACTIVATED PUZZLES. SHE DISABLED ELEVATORS. SHE ENLISTED ME TO TORMENT YOU. ALL SO SHE COULD SAVE YOU FROM DANGERS THAT DIDN'T EXIST. ALL SO YOU WOULD THINK SHE'S THE GREAT PERSON... THAT SHE'S NOT. AND NOW, IT'S TIME FOR HER FINEST HOUR. AT THIS VERY MOMENT, ALPHYS IS WAITING OUTSIDE THE ROOM. DURING OUR "BATTLE," SHE WILL INTERRUPT. SHE WILL PRETEND TO "DEACTIVATE" ME, "SAVING" YOU ONE FINAL TIME. FINALLY. SHE'LL BE THE HEROINE OF YOUR ADVENTURE. YOU'LL REGARD HER SO HIGHLY SHE'LL EVEN BE ABLE TO CONVINCE YOU NOT TO LEAVE. ... OR NOT. YOU SEE, I'VE HAD ENOUGH OF THIS PREDICTABLE CHARADE. I HAVE NO DESIRE TO HARM HUMANS. FAR FROM IT, ACTUALLY. MY ONLY DESIRE IS TO ENTERTAIN. AFTER ALL, THE AUDIENCE DESERVES A GOOD SHOW, DON'T THEY? AND WHAT'S A GOOD SHOW... WITHOUT A PLOT TWIST? [Door locks]
    • [Alphys]H-hey!!! Wh-wh-what's going on!? Th-th-the door just locked itself!
  • [Mettaton]SORRY, FOLKS! THE OLD PROGRAM'S BEEN CANCELLED!!! BUT WE'VE GOT A FINALE THAT WILL DRIVE YOU WILD!! REAL DRAMA!! REAL ACTION!! REAL BLOODSHED!! ON OUR NEW SHOW... "ATTACK OF THE KILLER ROBOT!"
Skip the monologue
  • (Seems like you could skip Mettaton's monologue by turning him around. What would you do?)
If skip is selected
  • (You tell Mettaton there's something cool behind him.)
  • REALLY? WHERE?
  • (You flip his switch)
  • CLEVER. VERY CLEVER.
  • [Immediately proceeds to Mettaton EX's fight]
Pre-Mettaton EX Transformation fight
  • YES, I WAS THE ONE THAT RE-ARRANGED THE CORE! I WAS THE ONE THAT HIRED EVERYONE TO KILL YOU! THAT, HOWEVER, WAS A SHORT-SIGHTED PLAN. YOU KNOW WHAT WOULD BE A HUNDRED TIMES BETTER? KILLING YOU MYSELF!
  • THAT WORTHLESS PEA-SHOOTER WON'T WORK ON ME, DARLING.DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT ACTING IS!?[If the protagonist fires at him]
  • LISTEN, DARLING. I'VE SEEN YOU FIGHT. YOU'RE WEAK. IF YOU CONTINUE, ASGORE WILL TAKE YOUR SOUL. AND WITH YOUR SOUL, ASGORE WILL DESTROY HUMANITY. BUT IF I GET YOUR SOUL, I CAN STOP ASGORE'S PLAN! I CAN SAVE HUMANITY FROM DESTRUCTION! THEN USING YOUR SOUL, I'LL CROSS THROUGH THE BARRIER... AND BECOME THE STAR I'VE ALWAYS DREAMED OF BEING! HUNDREDS, THOUSANDS... NO! MILLIONS OF HUMANS WILL WATCH ME! GLITZ! GLAMOUR! I'LL FINALLY HAVE IT ALL! SO WHAT IF A FEW PEOPLE HAVE TO DIE? THAT'S SHOW BUSINESS, BABY!
    • [Alphys calls]U..uh... I can't see what's going on in there, but... D-d-don't give up, okay!? Th... there's o-one l-l-last way to beat Mettaton... It's... um... it's... This is a work-in-progress, so don't judge it too hard... But, you know how Mettaton always faces f-f-forward? That's because there's a switch on his backside. S-s-so if y-y-you c-c-can turn him around... um... And, umm... press th-th-th-the switch... He'll be... um... He'll be... Vulnerable. Well, g-g-gotta go! [Alphys hangs up]
  • OH??? A MIRROR??? RIGHT, I HAVE TO LOOK PERFECT FOR OUR GRAND FINALE! HMM... I DON'T SEE IT... WHERE IS IT...? DID YOU. JUST FLIP. MY SWITCH?[Turn]
Mettaton EX Transformation
  • (Before dialogue starts, a sound byte plays.)
  • Ohhhh my. If you flipped my switch, that can only mean one thing. You're desperate for the premiere of my new body. How rude... Lucky for you, I've been aching to show this off for a long time. So... as thanks, I'll give you a handsome reward. I'll make your last living moments... ABSOLUTELY beautiful!
Battle

  • Lights! Camera! Action!
  • Drama! Romance! Bloodshed!
  • I'm the idol everyone craves!
  • Smile for the camera!
  • Oooh, it's time for a pop quiz! I hope you brought a keyboard... This one's an essay question!
    • Speechless...? Who can blame you?[0 characters long]
    • Well... that’s concise.[1 character long]
    • Beautiful. Sometimes the fewest words speak the loudest.[2-12 characters long]
    • Nice. You get a gold star.[13-49 characters long]
    • Oh my... what a great answer.[50-89 characters long]
    • Oooooh, you said so much about me... I love how passionate you are. ... even though I don't understand what you said...[90-139 characters long]
    • Beautiful. Why don’t you write a book?[140+ characters long]
    • Nice detail... You’re right. I do look quite nice.[1 compliment word]
    • Wonderful! Amazing! A+.. I AM completely stunning.[2 compliment words]
    • Oh, I’m blushing... You’re completely right, I am beautiful in every way.[3 compliment words]
    • Oh my... I’m speechless. You’ve completely captured how beautiful I am.[4 compliment words]
    • That's right, Legs was the correct answer![LEGS]
    • How creative. Arms... most people just think about my legs.[ARMS]
    • My hair... yes, I use metal hair gel.[HAIR]
    • Yes, my personality is quite charming, isn’t it?[PERSONALITY]
    • They say I have the voice of a Siren... ... awooga![VOICE]
    • Dancing...? Thank you. I’m self-taught.[DANCE/DANCING]
    • What a touching confession! I'll add it to the pile.[I LOVE YOU/I LOVE YOUR]
    • Toby? What the hell is that? Sounds... sexy.[TOBY]
    • Huh? This essay is supposed to be about me, not about you...[Insult word]
    • Oh my! This is a family friendly TV show. Now stand still while I murder you.[Swear word][2][3]
  • Your essay really showed everyone your heart. Why don't I show you mine?
  • Oooh, I'm just warming up!
  • But how are you on the dance floor?
  • Can you keep up the pace!?
  • Lights! Camera! Bombs!
  • Things are blowing up!
  • Time for our union-regulated break!
  • We've grown so distant, darling... How about another heart-to-heart?
  • A.. arms? Wh... who needs arms with legs like these? I'm still going to win!
  • Come on...!
  • The show... must go on!
  • Dr... Drama! A... Action!
  • L... lights... C... camera...
  • Enough of this! Do you really want humanity to perish!? ... or do you just believe in yourself that much?
  • Haha, how inspiring! Well, darling! It's either me or you! But I think we both already know who's going to win. Witness the true power of humanity's star!
  • ... then...
  • Are YOU the star? Can you really protect humanity!?
After the ratings have achieved 10,000 (or 12,000 before legs fall off)
  • OOH, LOOK AT THESE RATINGS!!! THIS IS THE MOST VIEWERS I'VE EVER HAD!!! WE'VE REACHED THE VIEWER CALL-IN MILESTONE! ONE LUCKY VIEWER WILL HAVE THE CHANCE TO TALK TO ME... ... BEFORE I LEAVE THE UNDERGROUND FOREVER!!
  • LET'S SEE WHO CALLS IN FIRST! [Ring] HI, YOU'RE ON TV! WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO SAY ON THIS, OUR LAST SHOW???
    • Napstablook: ..... oh........ hi... mettaton... I really liked watching your show... my life is pretty boring, but... seeing you on the screen... brought excitement to my life... vicariously I can't tell, but... I guess this is the last episode...? I'll miss you... mettaton...... ... oh.... I didn't mean to talk so long... oh........... [Hang up]
  • NO, WAIT! WAIT, BL... H... THEY ALREADY HUNG UP. ... I'LL TAKE ANOTHER CALLER!
    • [Unknown callers]Mettaton, your show made us so happy!
    • Mettaton, I don't know what I'll watch without you.
    • Mettaton, there's a Mettaton-shaped hole in my Mettaton-shaped heart.
  • AH... I... I SEE... ... EVERYONE... THANK YOU SO MUCH. ... DARLING. PERHAPS... IT MIGHT BE BETTER IF I STAY HERE A WHILE. HUMANS ALREADY HAVE STARS AND IDOLS, BUT MONSTERS... THEY ONLY HAVE ME. IF I LEFT... THE UNDERGROUND WOULD LOSE ITS SPARK. I'D LEAVE AN ACHING VOID THAT COULD NEVER BE FILLED. SO... I THINK I'LL HAVE TO DELAY MY BIG DEBUT. BESIDES. YOU'VE PROVEN TO BE VERY STRONG. PERHAPS... EVEN STRONG ENOUGH TO GET PAST ASGORE. I'M SURE YOU'LL BE ABLE TO PROTECT HUMANITY. HA, HA... IT'S ALL FOR THE BEST, ANYWAY. THE TRUTH IS, THIS FORM'S ENERGY CONSUMPTION IS... INEFFICIENT. IN A FEW MOMENTS, I'LL RUN OUT OF BATTERY POWER, AND... WELL. I'LL BE ALRIGHT. KNOCK 'EM DEAD, DARLING. AND EVERYONE... THANK YOU. YOU'VE BEEN A GREAT AUDIENCE!
Killing Mettaton EX
  • H.. ha... So I was wrong. Darling... You really are strong enough to get past ASGORE. Well then... It's time for you to go. Don't worry about me. I might seem like I'm dying now, but... Dr. Alphys can always repair me. And... besides... Even if I'm not cut out to be a star... I still got to perform for a human, didn't I? So, thank you, darling... You've been a great audience!
Post-battle

  • [Alphys]I... I managed to open the lock! Are you two... Oh my god. Mettaton! Mettaton, are you...
    • H... hey... D... don't worry about it... I can always... I can always build a different robot![If Mettaton was killed]
    • ... thank GOD, it's just the batteries. Mettaton, if you were gone, I would have... I would have... ... I m-mean, h-hey, it's no problem, you know? He's just a robot, if you messed it up, I c-could always... J-just build another.[If Mettaton was spared]
  • ... Why don't you go on ahead?

Mettaton NEO

Pre-battle

  • MY MY. SO YOU'VE FINALLY ARRIVED. AFTER OUR FIRST MEETING... I REALIZED... SOMETHING GHASTLY. YOU'RE NOT JUST A THREAT TO MONSTERS... BUT HUMANITY, AS WELL. OH MY. THAT'S AN ISSUE. YOU SEE, I CAN'T BE A STAR WITHOUT AN AUDIENCE.AND BESIDES... THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE... I WANT TO PROTECT. AH HA HA. EAGER, AS ALWAYS, EH? BUT DON'T TOUCH THAT DIAL. THERE'S SOMETHING YOU HAVEN'T ACCOUNTED FOR. AS ANY TRUE FAN WOULD KNOW, I WAS FIRST CREATED AS A HUMAN ERADICATION ROBOT. IT WAS ONLY AFTER BECOMING A STAR THAT I WAS GIVEN A MORE... PHOTOGENIC BODY. HOWEVER. THOSE ORIGINAL FUNCTIONS HAVE NEVER BEEN FULLY REMOVED. COME ANY CLOSER, AND I'LL BE FORCED TO SHOW YOU... MY TRUE FORM! FINE THEN! RRRRREADY? IIIIIIIT'S SHOWTIME!!!
Battle

Killed with Hotland/CORE enemy kill counter fulfilled
  • GH... GUESS YOU DON'T WANT TO JOIN MY FAN CLUB...?
Killed without Hotland/CORE enemy kill counter fulfilled
  • G... GUESS SHE SHOULD HAVE WORKED MORE ON THE DEFENSES... ... YOU MAY HAVE DEFEATED ME... BUT... I KNOW. I CAN TELL FROM THAT STRIKE, DARLING. YOU WERE HOLDING BACK. YES, ASGORE WILL FALL EASILY TO YOU... BUT YOU WON'T HARM HUMANITY, WILL YOU? YOU AREN'T ABSOLUTELY EVIL. IF YOU WERE TRYING TO BE, THEN YOU MESSED UP. AND SO LATE INTO THE SHOW, TOO. HA... HA. AT LEAST NOW, I CAN REST EASY. KNOWING ALPHYS AND THE HUMANS WILL LIVE ON...!

Flavor Text

Mettaton

  • His metal body renders him invulnerable to attack.[Check, Quiz Show]
  • His metal body STILL renders him invulnerable to attack.[Check, Dungeon, 1.001 patch]
  • Seriously, his metal body is invulnerable![Check, CORE, 1.001 patch]
  • Mettaton attacks![Encounter]
  • Mettaton.[Neutral]
  • Smells like Mettaton.[Neutral]
  • The quiz show continues.[Neutral during Quiz Show]
  • Screaming is against the rules.[Cry]
  • You yell... But nothing happened.[Yell]
  • This is probably what you'll do if things continue in this manner.[Burn]
  • Your phone's [ [ ACT ] ] menu is glowing.[After Alphys calls, dungeon]
  • You press the yellow button. The phone is resonating with Mettaton's presence![Yellow]
  • Seems like a good time to turn Mettaton around.[After Alphys calls, CORE]
  • You tell Mettaton that there's a mirror behind him.[Turn]

Bomb Defusal

  • Defuse the dog![Encounter the Dog Bomb]
  • It's blissfully unaware of its circumstances.[Check Dog]
  • The dog is still active![Neutral, after dog defuse has failed]
  • Dog defused![After dog defusal succeeds]
  • Defuse the basketball![Encounter the Basket Bomb]
  • Even if you explode, you'll at least look good.[Check Basket Bomb]
  • Defuse the present![Encounter the Present Bomb]
  • Regardless, you'll have to write a thank-you letter.[Check Present Bomb]
  • Defuse the game![Encounter the Game Bomb]
  • You really should have rented it first.[Check Game Bomb]
  • Defuse the script![Encounter the Script Bomb]
  • Like all modern blockbusters, it's full of explosions.[Check Script Bomb]
  • Defuse the extremely agile glass of water![Encounter the Extremely Agile Glass of Water]
  • All things considered, it's an extremely agile glass of water.[Check Extremely Agile Glass of Water]
  • Defuse the bomb![Encounter the Bomb]
  • Defuse failed! Aim for DEFUSE ZONE![When defuse has failed]
  • The bomb is still active![Neutral, after defuse has failed]
  • Bomb defused![When bomb is defused]

Mettaton EX

  • His weak point is his heart-shaped core.[Check]
  • Mettaton EX makes his premiere![Encounter]
  • Mettaton.[Neutral]
  • Smells like Mettaton.[Neutral]
  • Mettaton is saving your essay for future use.[After essay question]
  • You say you aren't going to get hit at ALL. Ratings gradually increase during Mettaton's turn.[Boast]
  • You posed dramatically. The audience nods.[Pose]
  • Despite being hurt, you posed dramatically. The audience applauds.[Pose at less than half HP]
  • Despite being wounded, you posed dramatically. The audience gasps.[Pose at less than 1/4 HP]
  • With the last of your power, you posed dramatically. The audience screams.[Pose at extremely low HP]
  • Mettaton has low HP.[Low HP]
  • You turned and scoffed at the audience. They're rooting for your destruction this turn![Heel Turn]
  • You eat the (Item). The audience loves the brand.[Eat Glamburger or Starfait]
  • You ate the Face Steak. The audience goes nuts.[Eat Steak in the Shape of Mettaton's Face]
  • You eat the Junk Food. The audience is disgusted.[Eat Junk Food]
  • You throw the stick. Mettaton catches it in his mouth and winks.[Throw Stick]
  • You used the Mystery Key. Mettaton pretends it isn't there.[Use Mystery Key]

Mettaton NEO

  • Dr. Alphys's greatest invention.[Check]
  • Mettaton NEO blocks the way![Encounter]
  • Stage lights are blaring.[Neutral]

Trivia

  • Using the debug mode to make Mettaton NEO spareable reveals he has two random attacks, which are Vulkin's lightning and the fire balls. Sparing or allowing him to attack a second time softlocks the game.[4]
  • Mettaton's bombs behave virtually identically to the bombs in Hudson's 2D Bomberman games.

References

  1. ↑Winning with 12,000 points – YouTube
  2. ↑Essay Response Screenshots
  3. ↑Essay Response Code
  4. Undertale - Mettaton NEO Unused attacks? - YouTube

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Mettaton

Also known as

HAPPSTABLOOK*

HP

9999 (Box)
1600 (EX)
30000 (NEO)

AT

30 [10/8] (Box)
47 [8] (EX)
90 [10] (NEO)

DF

255 [999] (Box)
47 [1] (EX)
9 [-40000] (NEO)

EXP On Kill

800 (EX)
Sets total EXP to 50000 (NEO, Genocide)
10000 (NEO, Neutral)

Gold On Win

N/A
0 (EX/NEO)

ACTs

Check, Cry, Burn, Yellow, Turn, Yell (Box)
Check, Boast, Pose, Heel Turn (EX)

SO WHAT IF A FEW PEOPLE HAVE TO DIE?
THAT'S SHOW BUSINESS, BABY!

— Mettaton

Mettaton is a robot with a SOUL and was built by Alphys. Initially poised as an entertainment robot turned human killing robot, Mettaton is later revealed to have only acted as such so that Alphys could rescue the protagonist, feel important and become closer to them. Mettaton is the sole television star of the Underground.

Profile

Appearance

Initial Form

Mettaton originally appears as a gray, largely rectangular box with a grid of lights at the top, similar to the mechanism in Snowdin Forest used for Papyrus's Tile Puzzle. The grid of lights can change colors, and Mettaton uses these color changes in place of facial expressions. He has four dials along the bottom of his body, and the bottom, he has a single leg which ends in a wheel. He has two segmented robotic arms which end in white gloves.

Mettaton EX

After having the switch on his back flipped in a Neutral or True Pacifist Route, Mettaton transforms into Mettaton EX; a new body he specially requested Alphys make for him. In this humanoid form, he has black hair with a long fringe that seems to cover his right eye, pale "skin" and visible metal segments below and above his left eye.

He has a pink chest piece, a narrow metallic waist with a box contraption, and black shoulder guards above his segmented arms, which end in gloves. The chest piece has what appear to be a speaker and some knob or gauge, while the waist has two parts that seem to act as a locking mechanism that holds his "heart-shaped core," as they both lose white pixels during his "heart-to-heart" attack. His long black-clad legs end in pink high-heeled boots.

Mettaton NEO

After being confronted by the protagonist on the Genocide Route, Mettaton transforms into Mettaton NEO, which resembles Mettaton EX, but has a more combat-oriented design.

His right forearm is replaced by what appears to be a cannon, pauldrons clad his shoulders, which are shaped like legs and are longer than his arms, and he has wings on his back. The soul on his waist points upwards in a more monster-like manner, and he has a heart shape engraved on his chest plate like Undyne the Undying. His hair on the right side is spiked out, revealing an entirely black segment of his face, with a sparkle or crosshair in place of his right eye.

Personality

Mettaton is a confident, charismatic, and charming TV host that loves drama, action, and violence. He lives for his ratings and adores performing. He supposedly strikes a pose when he does something wrong and makes time on his various shows to beat up "heel-turning villains." He shows a rather shallow appreciation for existence at times. However, despite his seemingly narcissistic personality, he deeply cares about the seemingly positive impact his show has had on the inhabitants of the Underground.

Main Story

Neutral Route

When meeting Alphys in the Lab, the protagonist is warned about a machine that she had created, Mettaton. Alphys describes it as a robot that was made to be a TV star but eventually had anti-human combat features added (presumably as a way of getting attention from Asgore).

Immediately after this warning, Mettaton bursts through the wall (noted to be only a few feet wide, indicating that he was lying in wait for the protagonist for some time) and forces the protagonist into a deadly quiz show.

Quiz Show

Mettaton asks a series of multiple-choice questions that must be answered correctly within several seconds (the number says 30, but goes down approximately two numbers per second, giving only 15 seconds to answer). If incorrectly answered or not answered within the time limit, Mettaton fires an unavoidable electric shock that halves the protagonist's health. In spite of this, it is impossible to die during this quiz show. Alphys on the top right gives answers via hand motion; realizing this, Mettaton chooses to humiliate her by quizzing the protagonist on the identity of her unrequited love interest. Regardless of the protagonist's choice, Mettaton ultimately departs, concluding that the quiz show has lost all dramatic tension.

Cooking with a Killer Robot

As the protagonist journeys through Hotland, Mettaton entraps them in deadly pastiches of various media genres. First, he forces the protagonist to become his assistant in a cooking show where Mettaton is preparing a cake with a human SOUL as the main ingredient, and he attempts to kill the protagonist with a chainsaw to attain it. Alphys calls in as an interruption and suggests that some viewers may be vegan in an attempt to stop Mettaton from harvesting the protagonist's SOUL as an ingredient, so instead, Mettaton points towards a human SOUL-flavored substitute on top of a faraway cupboard.

However, the cupboard begins to shoot up from the ground rapidly, forcing the protagonist to use the jetpack feature previously installed on their phone by Alphys. They fly to the top and retrieve the substitute within a time limit set by Mettaton while he drops eggs, flour, and milk, all of which slow the protagonist's ascent.

  • If the protagonist reaches the substitute within the time limit, Mettaton states, like all cooking shows, he had already baked the cake ahead of time before leaving.
  • If they fail, Mettaton suddenly claims the show is on commercial break and refuses to kill them as there are currently no viewers.

Either way, he comments that he was foiled yet again by Alphys. Upon interacting with the substitute after this encounter, it shows the can was stuck to the table, so the protagonist would not have been able to get the substitute given the chance.

Cooking Show Quotes

Pre-Cooking Show
  • [Alphys]H-hey, it's kinda dark in there, isn't it?
  • Don't worry! I'll hack into the light system and brighten it up!
  • Oh no.
Cooking Show
  • [Mettaton]OHHHH YES!!! WELCOME, BEAUTIES, TO THE UNDERGROUND'S PREMIER COOKING SHOW!!! PRE-HEAT YOUR OVENS, BECAUSE WE'VE GOT A VERY SPECIAL RECIPE FOR YOU TODAY! WE'RE GOING TO BE MAKING... A CAKE! MY LOVELY ASSISTANT HERE WILL GATHER THE INGREDIENTS. EVERYONE GIVE THEM A BIG HAND!!! WE'LL NEED SUGAR, MILK, AND EGGS. GO FOR IT, SWEETHEART!
  • MILK, SUGAR, AND EGGS! YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO FIND THEM ON THE BACK COUNTER![Interact with Mettaton]
  • THIS ISN'T A SHOW ABOUT WASHING YOUR HANDS, DARLING. THAT'S ON WEDNESDAYS![Check the sink]
  • MILK? EGGS? IN THE FRIDGE? NO WAY, DARLING! THEY'D GET COLD!!![Check the fridge]
  • MTT-BRAND MICROWAVE! ORIGIN OF THE MTT CHALLENGE! PUT YOUR FOOD IN AND SET THE MICROWAVE ON HIGH FOR FIVE MINUTES... IF YOU CAN STILL RECOGNIZE YOUR MEAL, WE'LL DOUBLE YOUR MONEY BACK!!![Check the microwave]
  • OH YES! MTT-BRAND OVENS CAN REACH UP TO NINE-THOUSAND DEGREES! ROASTING! TOASTING! BURNING! CHARRING! YOU'RE EXCITED, AREN'T YOU, DARLING? (TM)[Check the stove]
  • GREAT JOB! JUST PUT THEM IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS COUNTER![Interact with Mettaton after getting the ingredients]
  • [After ingredients are gathered]PERFECT! GREAT JOB, BEAUTIFUL! WE'VE GOT ALL OF THE INGREDIENTS NEEDED TO BAKE THE CAKE! MILK... SUGAR... EGGS... ... OH MY! WAIT A MAGNIFICENT MOMENT! HOW COULD I FORGET!!! WE'RE MISSING THE MOST IMPORTANT INGREDIENT! A HUMAN SOUL!!!!
  • [Alphys calls]HELLO...? I'M KIND OF IN THE MIDDLE OF SOMETHING HERE.
    • [Alphys]W-wait a second!!! Couldn't you make a... Couldn't you use a... Couldn't you make a substitution in the recipe?!
  • ... A SUBSTITUTION? YOU MEAN, USE A DIFFERENT, NON-HUMAN INGREDIENT? ... WHY?
    • Uhh, what if someone's... ... Vegan?
  • ... VEGAN.
  • THAT'S A BRILLIANT IDEA, ALPHYS!! ACTUALLY, I HAPPEN TO HAVE AN OPTION RIGHT HERE!!! MTT-BRAND ALWAYS-CONVENIENT HUMAN-SOUL-FLAVOR-SUBSTITUTE! A CAN OF WHICH... IS JUST OVER ON THAT COUNTER!!! WELL, DARLING? WHY DON'T YOU GO GET IT?
  • WHAT'S THE MATTER? NOT A CAN FAN? THAT'S TOO BAD! MTT-BRAND USES ONLY THE FRESHEST ARTIFICIAL INGREDIENTS AND CHEMICALS![Interact with Mettaton]
  • [Alphys calls]Um, is it really a good idea to be getting a snack? Well, I guess I really shouldn't judge you... After all, I'm the one eating potato chips in my PJs! Uhhh, I mean... H-hey, go over to the right![Check the fridge]
  • [Alphys calls]H-hey! Head over to the right![Check the fridge again]
  • STILL FIDDLING WITH THAT MICROWAVE, EH, DARLING? CAN'T BLAME YOU FOR BEING TOTALLY ENAMORED WITH AN ELECTRONIC BOX.[Check the microwave]
  • BY THE WAY, OUR SHOW RUNS ON A STRICT SCHEDULE. IF YOU CAN'T GET THE CAN IN THE NEXT ONE MINUTE... WE'LL JUST HAVE TO GO BACK TO THE ORIGINAL PLAN!!! SO... BETTER START CLIMBING, BEAUTIFUL!!!
    • [Alphys calls]Oh no!! There's not enough time to climb up! ... F-f-fortunately, I might have a plan! When I was upgrading your phone, I added a few... features. You see that huge button that says... "JETPACK"? Watch this! [Jetpack is equipped] There! You should have just enough fuel to reach the top! Now, get up there!!!
Post-Cooking Show
Protagonist reached the can
  • MY MY. IT SEEMS YOU'VE BESTED ME. BUT ONLY BECAUSE YOU HAD THE HELP OF THE BRILLIANT DOCTOR ALPHYS! OH, I LOATHE TO THINK OF WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED TO YOU WITHOUT HER!!! WELL, TOODLES!! OH YES! ABOUT THE SUBSTITUTION... HAVEN'T YOU EVER SEEN A COOKING SHOW BEFORE? I ALREADY BAKED THE CAKE AHEAD OF TIME!!!!! SO FORGET IT!!!
    • [Alphys calls]Wow! We... we did it!! We... we really did it!!! Great job out there, team! W-well, anyway, let's keep moving forward!
Protagonist didn't reach the can
  • [Alphys calls]Wh-what!? Wh-why aren't you m-m-moving? N-no! I must not have added enough fuel! D-darnit... I'm sorry... Even when it's something like this, I... I still...! I still...
  • [Mettaton]OH NO, WOULD YOU LOOK AT THAT!
  • [Mettaton]I FORGOT! RIGHT ABOUT NOW IS WHEN WE HAVE OUR COMMERCIAL BREAK!
    • [Alphys]Wh... What are you-
  • [Mettaton]UNFORTUNATELY, THAT MEANS THAT NO ONE IS WATCHING THIS RIGHT NOW. I'M NOT GOING TO DESTROY YOU WITHOUT A LIVE TELEVISION AUDIENCE!! LOOKS LIKE YOU'VE FOILED ME AGAIN, THANKS TO THE BRILLIANT DR. ALPHYS!!! UNTIL NEXT TIME, BEAUTIFUL! TOODLES!
    • [Alphys calls]... U-um... I guess we... ... did it? W-well, uh, anyway, let's keep heading forward!!!

MTT News

Secondly comes a breaking news segment, in which Mettaton asks the protagonist to report on one of the several items within a room ( a dog, a video game, a movie script, a basketball, a present, and a seemingly normal glass of water), which all turn out to be bombs hidden by Mettaton. Mettaton then scatters the bombs around the area, and the protagonist is forced to find and defuse all of them with one of Alphys's phone installments before a larger bomb in the center of the room goes off.

  • If the protagonist defuses all the bombs in time, Mettaton declares that the bomb now explodes in two seconds instead of two minutes.
  • If the protagonist has not disabled all the bombs until ten seconds before the big bomb explodes, the time slows substantially.
  • If the protagonist has not disabled all the bombs before time expires, Mettaton states that the protagonist failed to disarm them all within three minutes. However, even factoring in the slower passage of time through the last ten "seconds" of play, the total amount of time given to defuse the bombs still amounts to under three minutes.

Regardless of whether the bombs were defused or not, Alphys hacks the big bomb and disables it.

Bomb Defusal Quotes

Pre-Bomb Defusal
  • [Alphys calls]Okay, I'm back! A-another dark room, huh? Don't worry! M-my hacking skills have got things covered! Are you serious?
  • [Mettaton]OHHHHHH YESSS!!! GOOD EVENING, BEAUTIES AND GENTLEBEAUTIES! THIS IS METTATON, REPORTING LIVE FROM MTT NEWS! AN INTERESTING SITUATION HAS ARISEN IN EASTERN HOTLAND! FORTUNATELY, OUR CORRESPONDENT IS OUT THERE, REPORTING LIVE! BRAVE CORRESPONDENT! PLEASE FIND SOMETHING NEWSWORTHY TO REPORT! OUR TEN WONDERFUL VIEWERS ARE WAITING FOR YOU!!
Basketball
  • BASKETBALL'S A BLAST, ISN'T IT, DARLING? TOO BAD YOU CAN'T PLAY WITH THESE BALLS. THEY'RE MTT-BRAND FASHION BASKETBALLS. FOR WEARING, NOT PLAYING. YOU CAN'T GET RICH AND FAMOUS LIKE MOI WITHOUT BEAUTIFYING A FEW ORBS.[Check]
  • IT SEEMS OUR REPORTER IS DRAWN TO SPORTS LIKE MOTHS TO A FLAMING BASKETBALL HOOP.[Check #2+]
  • ATTENTION, VIEWERS! OUR CORRESPONDENT HAS FOUND... A BASKETBALL! AH. BASKETBALLS. CIRCLES OF FUN. ORBS OF JOY. SPHERES OF AMUSEMENT. BUT YOU SHOULDN'T PLAY WITH THIS ONE. IT'S AN MTT-BRAND FASHIONBALL. PROPER MAINTENANCE IS REQUIRED TO KEEP IT LOOKING GOOD. AS YOU CAN SEE, EVEN EXPOSURE TO HUMAN BODY HEAT CAUSES THE PAINT TO SLOUGH OFF. ... WAIT A SECOND. THAT'S NOT A BASKETBALL. THAT'S A BOMB!!! OH NO!!! THIS SPORT REVIEW... IS TURNING INTO A SHORT REVIEW! BECAUSE IT'LL BE OVER AFTER YOU BLOW UP. BUT DON'T GET TOO EXCITED! YOU HAVEN'T EVEN SEEN THE REST OF THE ROOM YET![Report]
Dog
  • WHAT A SENSATIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR A STORY! I CAN SEE THE HEADLINE NOW: "A DOG EXISTS SOMEWHERE." FRANKLY, I'M BLOWN AWAY.[Check]
  • THIS DOG... STILL EXISTS! THIS STORY... JUST KEEPS GETTING BETTER AND BETTER![Check #2+]
  • ATTENTION, VIEWERS! OUR CORRESPONDENT HAS FOUND... A DOG! (CUE AUDIENCE AWWS) THAT'S RIGHT, FOLKS! IT'S THE FEEL-GOOD STORY OF THE YEAR! LOOK AT ITS LITTLE EARS, TINY PAWS, FLUFFY TAIL... ... WAIT A SECOND. THAT'S NOT A TAIL! THAT'S... A FUSE!!! THAT'S RIGHT... THAT DOG... IS A BOMB!!! BUT DON'T PANIC! YOU HAVEN'T EVEN SEEN THE REST OF THE ROOM YET!!![Report]
Present
  • OH MY, IT'S A PRESENT! AND IT'S ADDRESSED TO YOU, DARLING! AREN'T YOU JUST BURSTING WITH EXCITEMENT? WHAT COULD BE INSIDE? WELL, NO TIME LIKE THE "PRESENT" TO FIND OUT![Check]
  • READY FOR YOUR... PRESENTATION? (... LET'S CUT THAT ONE IN POST.)[Check #2+]
  • ATTENTION, VIEWERS! OUR CORRESPONDENT HAS FOUND... A PRESENT! AND IT'S TIME FOR THE UNBOXING VIDEO!!! LET'S FIND OUT WHAT'S INSIDE!! THAT ROUND, BLACK SHAPE... COULD IT BE??? LOOKS LIKE CHRISTMAS CAME EARLY THIS YEAR. IF SANTA GAVE PEOPLE BOMBS INSTEAD OF PRESENTS!! REALLY THOUGH. A BOMB. WHAT A THOUGHTFUL GIFT. THEY EVEN DECIDED TO LIGHT IT FOR YOU! BUT DON'T GET TOO EXCITED! YOU HAVEN'T EVEN SEEN THE REST OF THE ROOM YET![Report]
Video Game
  • OOH LA LA! THIS VIDEO GAME YOU FOUND... IS DYNAMITE!!! THOUGH I DON'T MAKE AN APPEARANCE IN IT UNTIL THREE-FOURTHS IN. BUT I LIKE THAT. APPEARING FROM THE HEAVENS LIKE MANNA, SLAKING THE AUDIENCE'S HUNGER FOR GORGEOUS ROBOTS... OOH! THAT'S METTATON![Check]
  • AH, YOU UNDERSTAND. THIS IS A GAME WHERE YOU SHOULD CHECK EVERYTHING TWICE.[Check #2+]
  • ATTENTION, VIEWERS! OUR CORRESPONDENT HAS FOUND... A VIDEO GAME! THIS ACTION-PACKED GAME IS GUARANTEED TO BLOW YOU AWAY! STRANGE ENEMIES! STRANGE ALLIES! ATTRACTIVE ROBOTS! FEATURING UP TO SIX ARBITRARY DIALOGUE CHOICES AT ONCE! CORRESPONDENT! LET'S LOOK INSIDE THE CASE! ... THOSE RED CYLINDERS WITH BURNING FUSES... OH NO! THIS GAME LITERALLY IS DYNAMITE! I GUESS THEY WERE RIGHT ALL ALONG!!! VIDEO-GAMES DO CAUSE VIOLENCE! OR AT LEAST, THIS ONE'S ABOUT TO. BUT DON'T GET TOO EXCITED! YOU HAVEN'T EVEN SEEN THE REST OF THE ROOM YET![Report]
Movie Script
  • OH NO!!! THAT MOVIE SCRIPT!!! HOW'D??? THAT GET THERE??? IT'S A SUPER-JUICY SNEAK PREVIEW OF MY LATEST GUARANTEED-NOT-TO-BOMB FILM: METTATON THE MOVIE XXVIII... STARRING METTATON! I'VE HEARD THAT LIKE THE OTHER FILMS... IT CONSISTS MOSTLY OF A SINGLE FOUR-HOUR SHOT OF ROSE PETALS SHOWERING ON MY RECLINING BODY. OOH!!! BUT THAT'S!!! NOT CONFIRMED!! YOU WOULDN'T (COUGH) SPOIL MY MOVIE FOR EVERYONE WITH A PROMOTIONAL STORY, WOULD YOU?[Check]
  • PHEW!!! THAT WAS CLOSE!! YOU ALMOST GAVE ME A BUNCH OF FREE ADVERTISEMENT!![Look more]
  • OH! YOU'RE BACK! THAT'S RIGHT, FOLKS! IT SEEMS NO ONE CAN RESIST THE ALLURE OF MY NEW FILM![Check #2+]
  • ATTENTION VIEWERS! OUR CORRESPONDENT HAS FOUND... A MOVIE SCRIPT! OH MY! AND IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S FOR MY LATEST FILM! LET'S NOT KEEP THEM WAITING! LET'S OPEN IT UP AND GET THE SCOOP! ... OH??? WHAT'S THAT INSIDE THE SCRIPT? THAT TICKING SOUND... THAT LIT FUSE... OH MY!!! LOOKS LIKE I WAS WRONG ABOUT THE MOVIE! WE DEFINITELY HAVE A BOX OFFICE BOMB ON OUR HANDS! AND IT'S ABOUT TO BLAST YOU TO BITS! BUT DON'T GET TOO EXCITED! YOU HAVEN'T EVEN SEEN THE REST OF THE ROOM YET![Report]
Glass of Water
  • OH MY!!!! ... IT'S A COMPLETELY NONDESCRIPT GLASS OF WATER. BUT ANYTHING CAN MAKE A GREAT STORY WITH ENOUGH SPIN![Check]
  • I'M HONORED TO BE IN THE PRESENCE OF SUCH A HUGE LUKEWARM WATER FAN, FOLKS![Check #2+]
  • ATTENTION, VIEWERS! OUR CORRESPONDENT HAS FOUND... A GLASS OF WATER! BUT WHAT'S ASTONISHING ABOUT THIS GLASS OF WATER... IS HOW UNINTERESTING IT IS! LIKE ALL GLASSES OF WATER, IT'S COMPRISED OF WATER, GLASS, NITROGLYCERIN... ... WAIT A SECOND. THAT'S NOT A GLASS OF WATER!!! THAT'S... A BOMB!!! OH NO!!! THIS NEWS REPORT... IS TURNING INTO A DISASTER REPORT!!! BUT DON'T PANIC! YOU HAVEN'T EVEN SEEN THE REST OF THE ROOM YET![Report]
After Report
  • OH MY! IT SEEMS EVERYTHING IN THIS AREA IS ACTUALLY A BOMB!
    • THAT DOG'S A BOMB!
    • THAT PRESENT'S A BOMB!
    • THAT BASKETBALL'S A BOMB![Two of these lines of text will appear depending on which item you reported]
  • EVEN MY WORDS ARE...! [Mettaton's text falls out of the dialogue box and explodes] BRAVE CORRESPONDENT... IF YOU DON'T DEFUSE ALL OF THE BOMBS... THIS BIG BOMB WILL BLOW YOU TO SMITHEREENS IN 2 MINUTES! THEN YOU WON'T BE REPORTING "LIVE" ANY LONGER! HOW TERRIBLE! HOW DISTURBING! OUR NINE VIEWERS ARE GOING TO LOVE WATCHING THIS! GOOD LUCK, DARLING!!
    • [Alphys calls]D-don't worry! I installed a bomb-defusing program on your phone! Use the 'defuse' option when the bomb is in the defuse zone! N-now, go get 'em!
Bomb-Defusal
  • [Alphys]Great job! Keep heading around the room! Try to go for the one in the bottom-left next![After one bomb has been defused]
  • Great job! Head for the center!
  • I'm using, uh, EM fields to trap the glass of water there![If glass of water is the last item left]
  • Great job! There's only one left at the [Location][If glass of water isn't the last item left]
Post-Bomb Defusal
Protagonist defused all bombs in time
  • WELL DONE, DARLING! YOU'VE DEACTIVATED ALL OF THE BOMBS! IF YOU DIDN'T DEACTIVATE THEM, THE BIG BOMB WOULD HAVE EXPLODED IN TWO MINUTES. NOW IT WON'T EXPLODE IN TWO MINUTES! INSTEAD IT'll EXPLODE IN TWO SECONDS! GOODBYE, DARLING! AH. IT SEEMS THE BOMB ISN'T GOING OFF.
    • [Alphys calls]That's b-because!!! While you were monologuing... I...!!! I f... fix... Um... I ch-change...
  • OH NO. YOU DEACTIVATED THE BOMB WITH YOUR HACKING SKILLS.
  • CURSES! IT SEEMS I'VE BEEN FOILED AGAIN! CURSE YOU, HUMAN! CURSE YOU, DR. ALPHYS, FOR HELPING SO MUCH! BUT I DON'T CURSE MY EIGHT WONDERFUL VIEWERS FOR TUNING IN!!! UNTIL NEXT TIME, DARLING!
    • W-wow... W-we really showed him, huh? ... H-hey, I know I was kind of weird at first... But I really think I'm getting more... Uh, more... M-more confident about guiding you! S-so don't worry about that b-big d-dumb robot... I-I'll protect you from him! A-and if it really c-came down to it, we could just t-turn... Um, nevermind. Later!
Protagonist did not defuse all bombs in time
  • [Alphys]You couldn't even get one bomb...!?[If the protagonist didn't defuse a single bomb]
  • TOO BAD, DARLING! YOU FAILED TO DEFUSE ALL OF THE BOMBS WITHIN THREE MINUTES! NOW THE BIG BOMB IS GOING TO BLOW YOU TO SMITHEREENS! READY, VIEWERS? HERE COMES THE MOMENT YOU'VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR! AHAHAH! GOODBYE, DARLING! AH. IT SEEMS THE BOMB ISN'T GOING OFF.
    • [Alphys calls]That's b-because!!! While you were monologuing... I...!!! I f... fix... Um... I ch-change...
  • OH NO. YOU DEACTIVATED THE BOMB WITH YOUR HACKING SKILLS.
  • CURSES! IT SEEMS I'VE BEEN FOILED AGAIN! CURSE YOU, HUMAN! CURSE YOU, DR. ALPHYS, FOR HELPING SO MUCH! BUT I DON'T CURSE MY EIGHT WONDERFUL VIEWERS FOR TUNING IN!!! UNTIL NEXT TIME, DARLING!
    • B-boy... That was close, huh? I guess a little closer than I would have liked. I should have given you better directions.... A-and there j-just wasn't enough time... W-well! That's Mettaton's fault, not mine! I c-can't second myself now. I'm f-finally starting to f-feel confident about g-guiding you. I'll protect you from that mean old robot, n-no matter what! If I have to, I'll even t-turn... Um, nevermind. We're halfway over to the core! Let's go!

During the news segment, a ticker at the bottom of the screen reports the following news.

News Ticker Quotes

MTT News Ticker
  • MTT-BRAND STILL TOP-RATED
  • SCHOOL CANCELLED OVER REACTIVATED PUZZLES
  • SCIENTIST DISCOVERS HEALTH BENEFITS OF USING COMPUTER (JUST KIDDING LOL)
  • LOCAL METTATON VERY RICH FAMOUS AND GORGEOUS
  • TINY VOLCANO MONSTER TRIES ITS BEST, RECEIVES TINY APPLAUSE
  • PYROPE IRONICALLY MISSES INVITATION TO THIS SCENARIO "WOULD HAVE LOVED IT"
  • LOCAL PLANE CREATES HUGE LINE AT STORE BY SAYING "IT'S NOT LIKE I WANTED TO BUY THESE PRODUCTS OR ANYTHING" CASHIER CONFUSED
  • HOTLAND TECHNICAL MALFUNCTIONS ACCEDE AND RECEDE IN LINEAR PROGRESSION THROUGHOUT AREA
  • WOSHUA CLEANS UP LOCAL CRIME, LITERALLY, FINDS CRIMINALS AND DOUSES THEM IN SOAP, CRIME DOESN'T GO DOWN BUT IT SMELLS AMAZING
  • HISTORIC NEWS TICKER HEADLINE SHORTAGE

UNDERTALE the Musical

Thirdly and finally, Mettaton traps the protagonist within a musical, where Mettaton sings about a forbidden love between him, a monster; and the protagonist, a human. He mentions how sad it is that they must be sent to the dungeon, before opening a trapdoor underneath them into a room with a colored tile puzzle. Mettaton announces that the protagonist must pass the colored tile puzzle within a set time before a line of flame comes at them from the side and burns them to death.

  • If the protagonist manages to complete the puzzle, Mettaton deactivates the flames "knowing" that Alphys would have done so.
  • If the protagonist fails, the flames draw near, only for Alphys to disable them.
    • If the protagonist has stepped on a green tile, Mettaton reminds them that the tile signals a monster, which turns out to be Mettaton himself.
    • If the protagonist has not stepped on a green tile, Mettaton repeatedly says "well" before acknowledging that the protagonist never stepped on a green tile, but still fights them.

Mettaton proceeds to engage the protagonist in battle after the tile puzzle. However, Alphys has one final installment on the phone she had given to the protagonist. This yellow button fires a projectile at Mettaton, which the protagonist can use in succession. Mettaton acts like he is defeated from such projectile and flees. If the protagonist does not activate yellow mode, Mettaton attacks with boxes until the protagonist has barely any health left.

Multicolor Tile Puzzle Quotes

Pre-Tile Puzzle
  • OH? THAT HUMAN... COULD IT BE...? ... MY ONE TRUE LOVE?
    • ... (YOU LOOK BORED DARLING.) (I WANT THIS TO BE A STELLAR PERFORMANCE, SO IF YOU WON'T GIVE IT YOUR ALL...) (THEN I'LL SKIP AHEAD FOR THE AUDIENCE'S SAKE.)[If the protagonist has gone through this scene without performing a True Reset]
    • (KA-SIGH...) (THE SHOW MUST GO ON!) OOMPH! I AM SO OVERWHELMED WITH TRAGEDIES. THE KING HAS ORDERED YOU TO WASTE AWAY IN THE CASTLE BASEMENT. AND BEFORE WE EVEN HAD TIME TO SING A SWEET SONG ABOUT IT. MY DEAR HEART! I CAN BARELY LOOK UPON YOU, KNOWING WHAT COMES NEXT... WELL, TOODLES![Skip this]
    • (UNDERSTOOD.) (LET'S KNOCK EM' DEAD!)[Perform]
  • Oh my love, Please run away, Monster King, forbids your stay. Humans must, Live far apart, Even if, It breaks my heart. They'll put you, In the dungeon, It'll suck, And then you'll die a lot. Really sad, You're gonna die, Cry cry cry, So sad it's happening.[Speech whilst music plays]
  • SO SAD. SO SAD THAT YOU ARE GOING TO THE DUNGEON. WELL, TOODLES! OH NO! WHATEVER SHALL I DO? MY LOVE HAS BEEN CAST AWAY INTO THE DUNGEON. A DUNGEON WITH A PUZZLE SO DASTARDLY, MY PARAMOUR WILL SURELY PERISH! O, HEAVENS HAVE MERCY! THE HORRIBLE COLORED TILE MAZE! EACH COLORED TILE HAS ITS OWN SADISTIC FUNCTION. FOR EXAMPLE, A GREEN TILE WILL SOUNDS A NOISE, AND THEN YOU MUST FIGHT A MONSTER. RED TILES WILL... ACTUALLY, WAIT A SECOND. DIDN'T WE SEE THIS PUZZLE ABOUT A HUNDRED ROOMS AGO? THAT'S RIGHT. YOU REMEMBER ALL THE RULES, DON'T YOU? GREAT... THEN I WON'T WASTE YOUR TIME REPEATING THEM!! OH, AND YOU'D BETTER HURRY. BECAUSE IF YOU DON'T GET THROUGH IN 30 SECONDS... YOU'LL BE INCINERATED BY THESE JETS OF FIRE!! AHAHAHAHAHAHA! AHAHA... HA... HA! MY POOR LOVE! I'M SO FILLED WITH GRIEF, I CAN'T STOP LAUGHING! GOOD LUCK, DARLING!
Tile Puzzle
  • Oh my love, Has fallen down, Now in tears, We all will drown. Colored tiles, Make them a fool, If only they, Still knew the rules. Well that was, A sorry try, Now let's watch, Them fry[Speech whilst music plays]
Post-Tile Puzzle
Protagonist did not complete puzzle in time
  • OOOH, I'M SO SORRY! LOOKS LIKE YOU'RE OUT OF TIME!!! HERE COME THE FLAMES, DARLING! THEY'RE CLOSING IN! GETTING! CLOSER! OH MY! ANY MINUTE NOW!!! ... ... (ROBOTIC COUGH)
    • [Alphys calls]Watch out!! I'll save you!! I'm hacking into the firewall right now!
  • [Mettaton]OH NO! HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN??? FOILED AGAIN BY THE GREAT DOCTOR ALPHYS!! ... THA-
    • [Alphys]That's right! Come on, Mettaton, give up already! You'll never be able to defeat us... Not as long as we work together! Your puzzle's over... Now go home and leave us alone!
  • [Mettaton]PUZZLE? OVER? ALPHYS, DARLING, WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT...? DID YOU FORGET WHAT THE GREEN TILES DO? THEY MAKE A SOUND, THEN YOU HAVE TO FIGHT A MONSTER.
    • WELL, DARLING... THAT MONSTER... IS ME!![If the protagonist stepped on a green tile]
    • WELL, DARLING...! WELL, WELL, WELL. WELLY WELL WELL. WELL WELLY WELL WELL, WELL WELL WELLY. YOU NEVER STEPPED ON A GREEN TILE. ... AND NOW YOU'RE GOING TO DIE.[If the protagonist doesn't step on a green tile]
Protagonist did complete puzzle in time
  • CONGRATULATIONS! YOU MADE IT THROUGH THE PUZZLE!!! AND NOW, WITHOUT FURTHER ADO, THE FLAMES BE DEACTIVATED! NO! MORE! FIRE! ... BUT IT'S AS THE PHRASE GOES. "OUT OF THE FIRE, AND INTO THE FRYING PAN." THAT'S RIGHT, DARLING! EVEN IF YOU MANAGE TO BEAT THE HEAT... YOU'LL NEVER BE ABLE TO WITHSTAND MY HOT METAL BODY! PREPARE YOURSELF FOR MY-
    • [Alphys calls]Watch out!! I'll save you! Flames, deactivate!! ... ... huh?
  • THE HUMAN FINISHED THE PUZZLE. I ALREADY TURNED OFF THE FLAMES. IN FACT, I WAS ABOUT TO FIGHT THE HUMAN.
    • Wh-wh-what? TH-THAT puzzle? I mean, uhh... Great job! We've got him on the ropes, now!
  • ON THE ROPES? HA! I ONLY DEACTIVATED THE FLAMES KNOWING THAT ALPHYS WOULD HAVE ANYWAY. ... NOW, WHERE WERE WE? OH YES. I WAS GOING TO ERADICATE YOU!
In-Battle
  • THIS IS IT, DARLING! SAY GOODBYE! IS THAT YOUR PHONE? YOU'D BETTER ANSWER IT!
    • [Alphys calls]H-Hey!! Th-this seems bad, but don't worry!! Th-there's one last thing I installed on your phone...! You see that yellow button...? Go to this phone's [ACT] menu and press it!!!
[If the protagonist does not press the button right away]
  • [Mettaton]HA! THAT BUTTON WON'T SAVE YOU NOW, DARLING! YOU WOULDN'T DARE USE THE [ACT] COMMAND AND PRESS THAT BUTTON! THAT'S RIGHT! DON'T PRESS IT! I'LL DESTROY YOU! WITHOUT THAT BUTTON, YOU ARE INCHING CLOSER AND CLOSER TO YOUR DEMISE! ANY MINUTE NOW! ANY... MINUTE... NOW! ... THIS IS IT, DARLING! SAY GOODBYE![After finally pressing the button]
[After pressing the yellow button]
  • [Mettaton]OOOH! OOOOOOOH! YOU'VE DEFEATED ME!! HOW CAN THIS BE, YOU WERE STRONGER THAN I THOUGHT, ETC. WHATEVER.

End of CORE Encounter

After the protagonist reaches the end of the CORE, they are once more confronted by Mettaton. This time, however, Mettaton reveals that he had re-arranged the CORE and hired monsters so as to attempt to kill the protagonist legitimately. He states that Alphys had set up an extensive plan to self-insert herself into the story because she liked the protagonist so much and wanted to feel important by helping them. All of the previous threats from Mettaton were entirely fake, and everything was acted out, and used by Alphys to ally herself further with the protagonist; Alphys plans to intervene in the fight between Mettaton and the protagonist by "deactivating" Mettaton and thus appearing heroic to them. This time, however, Mettaton has made plans to prevent Alphys's aid, so that he could have an actual battle against the protagonist, and locks the door to prevent Alphys from entering. He explains that he wants to take their SOUL so that he can leave the Underground and become a superstar on the Surface. This way, Asgore cannot destroy the Barrier and re-ignite the war between humans and monsters, which would take a toll on his views.

Mettaton EX

Mettaton attacks the protagonist, but under the advice of Alphys, the protagonist tricks Mettaton into turning around so that they can flip the switch on his back to make him vulnerable. This switch transforms Mettaton into Mettaton EX and begins the true game show. By taking damage, using popular brand items, or using specific ACTs to raise the Ratings of the show to above 10 000 (or 12 000, if he still has legs), Mettaton stops the battle.

To his surprise, this is the highest rated episode he has ever had and begins to take call-ins from viewers. Several callers, the first of which is Napstablook, convince Mettaton that he is highly valued in the Underground, and is the primary (perhaps only) source of entertainment that many of the inhabitants have. He is moved by their passion for the show and decides that he no longer wishes to leave the Underground, as well as explaining that the protagonist is strong enough to defeat Asgore. He then deactivates, limbless – whether his limbs fell off during the battle or not – as he runs out of battery power; his body can later be found in the Lab where he is undergoing repairs.

If Mettaton EX is killed, he reverts to his old Mettaton form in the world, though visibly severely damaged. Examining the corpse warrants the description "It's completely trashed."

Mystery Key

If the protagonist purchases the Mystery Key from Bratty and Catty, they can enter the house to the right of Napstablook's. The room is primarily pink, with a bed, a star patterned pillow, star-patterned wallpaper, a pink TV, a window, and a star imprinted rug. Through a series of diaries, the house is shown to be owned by another ghost known as "Napstablook's cousin" within the game (though Papyrus states that his headcanon name for him was "Happstablook"). After meeting Alphys, she designed a body for Mettaton to inhabit.

Using the Mystery key during Mettaton EX's fight prompts him to pretend "it isn't there."

True Pacifist Route

In the True Lab

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