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"General Song was always brash and saw force as the solution to everything, but his father never knew just how deep his son's lust for power has taken root. General Song is not only a brilliant military tactician, but also clever at hiding his true intentions, making him an influential dictator. However; despite his careful planning, there is one factor he didn't consider; a warrior for hire with the determination and skill to undermine his leadership, one Card at a time"
Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction game manual

General Choi Song (Korean: 최송), also known as the Ace of Spades, is the dictator of North Korea, the Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army and the main antagonist in Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction.


General Song (HQ full-body shot)

Song staged a coup against his father's government, North Korea under Choi Kim, and supposedly shot his father. Replacing his father's government with a dictatorship, Choi Song cut all connections to North Korea, and also set up a massive nuclear program and secretly sent a shipment of nuclear weapons to known terrorist elements, which were intercepted by an Australian tanker.

After the Allied Nations declared war on North Korea, Song and his top officials were given card titles in the Deck of 52, with Song declared the "Ace of Spades". A massive bounty of $100,000,000 was put on his head, leading ExOps to deploy their mercenaries to North Korea.

It soon appeared that Choi Kim was, in fact, alive, and was held hostage in Song's nuclear missile base. The AN and ExOps invaded the missile base to stop a massive nuclear strike, freed President Kim, and either captured or killed Song.

ExOps bio[]

Name: Choi Song
"General Song is the most dangerous man on earth. Intelligent, ruthless, and highly disciplined, he killed his father, the President, to prevent North Korea from capitulating to Western pressures and currently holds the codes for his county's considerable nuclear stockpile. He must be stopped at all costs."

E-mail message[]

Sender: Fiona Taylor

Subject: General Choi Song, the Ace of Spades

"Congratulations! I just got word from Colonel Garrett. He wanted to personally extend the offer for the Song's contract to us before he put it up for bid. He knows he owes you a lot, and he presumes you're going to take it.

I know you've been champing at the bit to get to Song. I'm not going to warn you about him, you've read the files. The longer you wait, the closer the world comes to nuclear Armageddon."


  • Given Song's original image, in the beta he may have used a pistol in the final mission. Due to the pistol being cut during development, he was given the more powerful Prototype Rifle, although he still wears his shoulder holster in game.
  • Fiona usually says "You did it, $100,000,000 in the bag," when the player captures Song, but will revert to a more common "Colonel Garrett is going to be happy to hear about this," or "Good work," if he is killed.
Deck of 52 in Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction
Clubs TwoThreeFourFiveSixSevenEightNineTen
Diamonds TwoThreeFourFiveSixSevenEightNineTen
Hearts TwoThreeFourFiveSixSevenEightNineTen
Spades TwoThreeFourFiveSixSevenEightNineTen

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