The Twisted Metal Apocalypse

In our current reality, Twisted Metal is a Sony Playstation[Ad] vehicular combat video game franchise that originated in 1995. In various Parallel Universes, it exists in the real world within the present and future. The Twisted Metal Contest, or Competition, is hosted by a mysterious maniacal billionaire named Calypso with supernatural connections. As a child, he had an odd fascination with roadkill and was constantly obsessed with a deer that died when his dad crashed into it. At age 12, he got into the family station wagon with the hope of driving over an injured rat limping in the driveway. However, he hit the gas pedal too hard and ran over his younger sister, who had just bolted into the driveway.

He felt great guilt over the unfortunate incident and repressed the memory by pretending his sister’s doll was a reincarnation of her. They say he always had that doll within hands reach his entire life on Earth! He then became deeply fixated on human deaths caused by vehicles. In his late teens, he entered demolition derbies for the sole purpose of causing mayhem and “accidental” death without getting into any major trouble. Later on, he became a serial killer known as the “Car Killer”. Calypso loved mowing down people in various vehicles as he crazily cackled with glee. Often, amid his laughter, he could be heard screaming, “I’m sending you to Hell!” He always had his sister’s doll in the passenger seat as his partner in crime.

Calypso was very particular about who he chose to murder. He’d initially stalk them and play twisted games with their lives. Slowly but surely, he’d steal their money as well. Once the victim was sufficiently “broken,” only then would he ram into them with the full force of his metal murder machine! Despite his careful tactics, law enforcement eventually figured out who he was. On the verge of capture, he committed suicide and went promptly to Hell! The Devil was impressed with his predatory prowess and potential for greatness. His ability to weaken people’s spirits made their souls ripe for the taking. The Devil blessed him unholy and gave Calypso wish-granting powers. An ability tied to Calyso’s soul, which is owned by Satan. In no time, he became the richest and most powerful man on the planet. Behind his perplexing power was the purpose of collecting souls for Satan! Beyond that, the Devil had long-range plans to utilize Calypso in winning his battle against Heaven, Nature Deities, and other amazing adversaries.

The Twisted Metal Contest

Twisted Metal Sweet Tooth Ice Cream Truck Near The Destroyed Golden Gate Bridge!

In order to lure in top-flight souls, he created the Twisted Metal Competition. In the fine print of all contracts is a clause stating that the players have sold their souls to Calypso, who in turn acts as Satan’s proxy. Those who die end up going straight to hell in a horrifying handbasket! Players enter Calypso’s crazy competition with their custom combat vehicles, armed with every weapon imaginable. They’re then let loose all over the world to battle each other. Usually in urban areas. Something only possible due to Calypso’s complete control of so many cities via his corporation and granting wishes to high-ranking government officials.

They all fight for the ultimate prize. It is often a wish that is sarcastically twisted by Calypso. In essence, the victory is worse than the death that usually results from losing the contest. However, in some realities, the wishes are genuine. In others, there is no paranormal element, and the prize may simply be money or a ticket to live in the luxurious safe zones since most of the contests take place in dystopian futures and dark post-apocalyptic worlds. Ultimately, Calypso convinces the winner to sell his soul to them more willingly than the fine print of the original contest contracts. These are the most prized soul sales. Especially considering that these people have proven themselves to be ruthless winners worthy of Hell citizenship.

A Post-Apocalyptic World Of Legal Vehicular Manslaughter!


Such horrifying competitions can only take place in wayward worlds due to the chaotic carnage and collateral damage that result from waging war everywhere and anywhere on Earth! Many innocent victims die as the vexing vehicles battle for supremacy. Sometimes Twisted Metal or similar violent vehicular competitions with no limits happen as a part of the greater Party Apocalypse. Something we have glimpsed in The Purge movie franchise. True Twisted Metal contests occur in lawless societies or within authoritarian regimes that wish to appease a segment of the populace who could pose a threat to their rule. The regime itself is often a global corporation or cooperative of several mega-corporations that have taken the place of traditional public government. Sometimes a vestige of the government is left intact, but it is merely a puppet of the master private corporation.

The contest is a method to distract the citizens from the hell of their lives under any given governmental system. A deception to make them believe they have some kind of control over their pathetic lives. A delusion that anyone can win the Twisted Metal Competition and finally live a sweet life of luxury. Not only have top-flight psychics, seers, and mystics seen the Twisted Metal reality in Parallel Universes, but also potentially in our future as well if the forces of darkness win in their quest for global domination! The aforementioned account of Calypso’s life appears to be the most common origin for this filthy fiend. Although there are many others as is the case with all our parallel lives. The Parallel Reality closest to ours and the one most like the video games exists as follows…

The Real Twisted Metal Post-Apocalyptic World Of Horrifying Hell!

Calypso Industries Global Headquarters.

In a Parallel Universe near our own, Calypso grew up as a secret serial killer. Outwardly, he was a handsome, charismatic man who could easily gain the cooperation of others. He’d often talk his prey into coming with him to secluded locations so he could partake in an easy kill. Before he eradicated them, he’d proudly exclaim that he owned their souls, despite nothing supernatural in nature. Throughout his life, he attempted to corrupt everyone around him through deceptive maniacal manipulation. He’d consider it a gleeful game amid his prize kills. He felt he owned their souls after compromising them. His intelligence and skill at molding people to his will eventually caused his wealth to grow to billionaire status via his global conglomerate, Calypso Industries.

The God Wannabe

His delusions of grandeur made him feel god-like as he sought to rule the world. Fortunately for the people of that Earth, it was too much of a task for any one man. Through his global travels, he began to learn about the secret supernatural world and made attempts to summon demons. Finally, the Devil himself paid him a visit as he manipulated the master manipulator. In exchange for his immortal soul, Calypso would have the power to grant wishes by allowing demons to possess him every so often to complete Earthly tasks. The Devil couldn’t blatantly give him the world without Angelic interference. It had to appear that he was doing it on his own. With this new tool in his possession, Calypso was able to convince more people to do his bidding. Little by little, he and his corporation gained power within most governments.

Twisted Metal Pay-Per-View

Sony Playstation Twisted Metal Game Play.

During this time, he began hosting Twisted Metal Demolition Derbies as pay-per-view events. The contests started out as simple spectacular vehicular shows in stadiums and then in remote rural areas owned by Calypso. Later, he threw in abandoned small towns that he bought outright or went so far as to drive the citizens away. The prize was money, with the secret off-screen option of getting a wish in exchange for selling their soul. Every soul Calypso claimed for Hell would garner him more power. Naturally, the world didn’t yet know he could grant wishes, as the paranormal was not known by the general public. The few deaths that occurred in these derbies were seen as merely “accidental”. The events escalated and would take place in third-world countries where the leaders were completely bribed into submission. The mass death was covered up as the events were billed as everyone involved consenting to potential death. Some were appalled by these death matches, but a great majority ate up the carnage as they were disconnected from the horror of the sinister situation. It was merely television entertainment that they couldn’t discern from fictional shows.

The Alternative Illuminati

Calypso and all his allies in business and government were involved in a global conspiracy to take over the world. They were The Illuminati of that world. The original Illuminati of old money and royalty were exterminated via “terrorist attacks”. In our world, they clearly are still in control. Calypso’s cabal worked to gradually bring society into decline on all levels by turning everyone against each other, making it more difficult for the average person to earn a living, and doing everything under the sun to destroy civilization as anyone knew it! As civil unrest and war broke out around the world, nukes were launched by various nations. Civilization was finally toppled as anarchy reigned supreme in a great many areas while warlords took control of large segments of dense populations. Of course, they in turn, were under the command of Calypso Industries. Calypso had so much power that money meant nothing anymore. He was simply the man who could make people’s lives pleasant or sweetly hellish, depending on what he required from them and whether they would cooperate. Those who served a purpose and cooperated got to live in so-called utopian safe zones, while the rest had to fend for themselves in the wild dystopian hell holes. These safe zones were new high-tech modern communities built in remote rural areas. The ultimate height of utopian luxury was seen within the shining city where the global headquarters of Calypso Industries is located.

Catastrophic Carnage

Twisted Metal Carnage Featuring Warthog!

For his own amusement and to keep the still-sizable population under control, Calypso escalated the Twisted Metal Contest to multiple global locations. The apex of the competitions took place in major metropolitan centers that were now mostly abandoned. Although there was a decent amount of homeless scavengers known as “Pedestrians” that usually became easy roadkill for the camera to capture. Then there were the foolish fans who pay dearly to watch the contests live. They were assured safety behind red tape zones, but the competitors weren’t going out of their way to protect the spectators, who quickly became “Pedestrians”! Calypso promised anyone could enter by working their way up from smaller competitions. It was at this time that he finally revealed his wish-granting powers and shocked the world. At that moment there was no doubt by anyone that he was the dictator of the entire Earth!

Souls For Sale

The contestants were required to sign a blood contract selling their souls to Calypso who acted as a proxy for the Devil himself. Upon their inevitable death, they would go to hell! In order to win Twisted Metal, you must be the last person standing, so everyone else must die! Any contestant who tries to quit and run away is hunted down by relentless Enforcers. Some of which are actually AI robots with razor-sharp teeth and laser eyes! The winner gets any wish they please, so long as it doesn’t compromise Calypso or the Devil in any way. 99.9% of the time, Calypso would twist the wish into something ironically dark for his own glee and to prove his superior intelligence and stoke his enormous ego! Something Genies routinely do as they are angered by being trapped in lamps and bottles! No matter what they wished for, the person would eventually die, and their soul would go to hell as per the contract they signed for the privilege to enter the contest. Even if they wished for immortality, they would always have an accident not long after.

The Tables Never Turn Upon The Twisted Wishes

One winner was smart and wished for Amortality which would mean they could never die. However, Calypso crafted a special torture for that situation, and they would always beg for death. Unfortunately, the only way to make that happen would be for them to re-enter the contest and win again for another wish. Their wish to die turned into 10 years of agonizing gradual death! Naturally, nobody saw this side of the winning wishes, but there were rumors of Calypso’s little mind games. That never stopped anyone from wanting to enter in the hope of having a magic wish and getting to live happily ever after in a safe zone. Twisted Metal became the most popular TV show and form of entertainment on Earth. It even spawned a video game and an armada of sweet merch that people went crazy for! The majority of the sad citizens immersed themselves in the addictive world of Twisted Metal. Especially the interactive virtual reality[Ad] version, where they could be a live virtual spectator. The simulation of being a run-over pedestrian was quite a popular pastime. Then there is the ability to be a virtual contestant as well. This allowed for Cyber-Demons to collect souls for Calypso.

The Battle For Hell Itself!

Is It Hell Or The Underworld? You Decide!

For decades, Calypso was on fire as he declared himself the Emperor Of Earth! His pride and delusions of grandeur made him think he should rule the Universe in his mentally ill mind. He began hatching a plan to take over Hell and become the Devil as he secretly summoned demons to join him. He offered them better conditions and more power if he became the new Satan. He had technically kept the souls he collected and had yet to turn them over to the Devil. These souls had massive metaphysical energy reserves he could eventually tap into once he left this mortal coil of existence. He booked his biggest event by entering Twisted Metal himself! Of course, he won and was able to finally grant his own wish. He wished to go to Hell without actually dying. Calypso didn’t take the chance of directly wishing he was the Devil since Satan was the source of his power, to begin with. Odds are it wouldn’t work. Once in the fantastical fires of Hell, he amassed his alarming allies and tapped into his soul to begin the Civil War Of Hell. Something akin to our own realities Dark Sorcerer Dimitri Diablo who eventually became the King Of Hell while the Devil signed a truce and remained the Emperor.

The Amortal Ascension To Archdemon

Calypso wasn’t so lucky, and he lost everything as the complete wrath of Satan was brought to bear upon him. He languished in Hell for many millennia until the Devil finally forgave him and made him a demon. Calypso was simply too much of an evil resource to waste. The Demon Calypso did become one of the most powerful demons in Hell. After eons, he finally attained Arch-Demon status as Satan’s right-hand man. Calypso finally got his wish to become the Devil when Satan foolishly tried to overthrow the Omniverse and possess God himself! The Devil was imprisoned in Heaven for all eternity, and Calypso The Devil became the dark lord of things evil! Well, until Armagdeon, when the forces of good finally won and Hell was destroyed, along with all demons vanquished, including dumb crazy Calypso! The End!😈

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🦚The Twisted Metal TV Series Premiered On Peacock July 27, 2023

The Peacock streaming series doesn’t appear to have a supernatural side or a contest in play. At least so far. In that Twisted Metal reality, we do see a post-apocalyptic world of vexing vehicles outfitted with all manner of weapons. They’re on the attack for supplies to survive in a world of scarcity. The major cities are protected, fenced-in utopias, while the rest of the world is in anarchy. This is unlike the video games, where the cities are war zones for the Twisted Metal Competition. The show follows a “Milk Man” who delivers goods between cities as he dodges marauders looking to steal his precious cargo. He eventually gets an amazing offer from the leader of New San Francisco. She wants him to acquire a mysterious item from New Chicago in exchange for citizenship in her utopia. There’s no mention of any contest like the video games but perhaps this premise makes a bit more sense in a post-apocalyptic world where there are still civilized safe zones.🏙️

The leader plays into his wish of belonging to a family in a safe environment. However, she is putting on an act and is clearly evil to some extent. The first episode of Twisted Metal is free with ads. However, the other nine episodes require a monthly Peacock membership. It seems the second season may actually grant us the wish of seeing a live-action Twisted Metal Competition!

List Of Twisted Metal Games

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  1. Twisted Metal (1995)
  2. Twisted Metal 2 (1996)
  3. Twisted Metal III (1998)
  4. Twisted Metal 4 (1999)
  5. Twisted Metal: Black (2001)
  6. Twisted Metal: Small Brawl (2001)
  7. Twisted Metal: Head-On (2005)
  8. Twisted Metal (2012)

Sony PlayStation Gaming Consoles

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  1. Original PlayStation (1994)
  2. PlayStation PS One (2000)
  3. PlayStation 2 (2000)
  4. PlayStation 3 (2006)
  5. PlayStation 4 (2013)
  6. PlayStation 5 (2020)

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