Arcade

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Attributes
Eyes:

Blue

Features:

Severely fashion impaired, as evidenced by his polka-dot bow tie and elevator shoes.

Hair:

Brown

Height:

5' 6"

Weight:

140 lbs

Powers
Abilities:

Arcade has a natural mechanical ability that allows him to built realistic robots and a knack with computers.

Equipment:

All sorts of high-tech environments and automated killing machines

Limitations:

Over-indulges himself with the "art" of the kill, which doesn't work with super- heroes.

Powers:

Arcade possesses no super-human capabilities, although he has a genius level IQ.

Strength Level:

Normal human.

Weapons:

Said robots are weapons!

Summary
Citizenship:

U.S. citizen

Created By:

Chris Claremont, John Byrne, David Hunt

Current Occupation:

deceased

Dual Identity:

Unknown

Education:

Unknown, presumably a high school graduate.

Former Occupation:

Unknown

Known Allies:

Freedom Force. Gaunt.

Known Confidants:

Mr. Chambers, Miss Locke

Known Relatives:

None living

Legal Status:

No criminal record in the U.S., but known to the authorities. He may have a U.K. record, although only if he got as far as a trial.

Major Enemies:

Spider-Man, X-Men, Excalibur, the Micronauts

Marital Status:

Single

Place of Birth:

Possibly Beverly Hills, California. Possibly Texas.

Real Name:

Unknown, though he is called "Mr. Arcade"

Usual Bases:

Various Murderworlds around the globe

Background

The son of a Texas oil millionaire (some accounts say a Beverly Hills businessman), Arcade killed his father and used Daddy's fortune to construct the first Murderworld. Now a thriving world-wide chain, Murderworld was designed to whimsically kill businessmen, political leaders, and anyone else Arcade was paid to murder. It can also be hired out as a training ground for mercenaries. Arcade charges one million dollars per assignment, which he uses to defray the exorbitant costs of his deadly theme parks.

Arcade ran into his first super-heroes when he kidnapped Spider-Man and Captain Britain, who in turn became the first people to survive Murderworld. Arcade took this personally, and began to track down super-heroes for no other reason than to off them. From the X-Men to the fourth Green Goblin (Phil Urich, who enraged Norman Osborn by using his Goblin equipment), however, Arcade has racked up zero points when it comes to the super-hero fatality score card.

Image Gallery

Appearances

Cover Date Appearance Information
Jan 1978 1st: Marvel Team-Up #65
  (First Published Appearance) Kidnaps Spider-Man and Captain Britain; faces his first defeat
Aug 1979 FB: Uncanny X-Men (Vol. 1) #124
Feb 1978 App: Marvel Team-Up #66
  Origin given
Jun 1979 App: Uncanny X-Men (Vol. 1) #122
  Kidnaps X-Men and Spidey; brainwashes Colossus; again defeated
Jul 1979 App: Uncanny X-Men (Vol. 1) #123
Aug 1979 App: Uncanny X-Men (Vol. 1) #124
Jan 1980 App: Marvel Team-Up #89
Oct 1980 BTS: Marvel Two-In-One #68
May 1981 App: Uncanny X-Men (Vol. 1) #145
  Must deal with the wrath of Dr. Doom, and contacts the X-Men for help
Jun 1981 App: Uncanny X-Men (Vol. 1) #146
Jul 1981 App: Uncanny X-Men (Vol. 1) #147
Date TBD App: Micronauts (Vol. 1) #45
Jan 1984 App: Uncanny X-Men (Vol. 1) #177
Sep 1985 App: Uncanny X-Men (Vol. 1) #197
Apr 1986 App: Uncanny X-Men (Vol. 1) #204
Jun 1990 FB: Marvel Fanfare #50
Jan 1989 App: Excalibur #4
  Kidnaps Excalibur, and is forced to run the Murderworld gauntlet himself
Feb 1989 App: Excalibur #5
Date TBD BTS: Marvel Comics Presents #31
Date TBD BTS: Marvel Comics Presents #32
Date TBD BTS: Marvel Comics Presents #33
Date TBD BTS: Marvel Comics Presents #34
Date TBD BTS: Marvel Comics Presents #35
Date TBD BTS: Marvel Comics Presents #36
Date TBD BTS: Marvel Comics Presents #37
Date TBD App: Marvel Comics Presents #38
Apr 1992 App: Marvel Comics Presents #99
Aug 1992 App: Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #25
Date TBD FB: Gambit & Wolverine L.S. #4
Date TBD BTS: Gambit & Wolverine L.S. #1
  After accidentally killing Miss Locke, sets up a series of murders in a half-suicidal attempt to have Gambit and/or Wolverine kill him
Date TBD App: Gambit & Wolverine L.S. #2
Date TBD App: Gambit & Wolverine L.S. #3
Date TBD App: Gambit & Wolverine L.S. #4
Jul 1996 FB, BTS: Green Goblin #10
Jul 1996 App: Green Goblin #10
Mar 1998 FB: X-Force #76
Mar 1998 FB, BTS: X-Force #76
Mar 1998 App: X-Force #76
Oct 1998 App: Excalibur #125
Jul 1996 App: Green Goblin #10
  Hired by Gaunt and a Mysterious Shadowy Figure to get the Green Goblin's gear.
Jul 1998 App: Sensational Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #29
  Captures Spidey and Black Cat by accident. Captured.
Aug 1998 App: Sensational Spider-Man (Vol. 1) #30
Jan 2003 App: Agent X #5

Thanks To

 The assistance of the Marvel Chronology Project is gratefully acknowledged.

 Some of the above information is extracted from the various versions of the Official Handbook to the Marvel Universe and the more recent Marvel Encyclopaedias.