Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Normal human
Occupation: Executive assistant and advisor
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Bruiser, the Hand, Kingpin (Wilson Fisk), Scarlet Spider (Kaine), Wolverine (James Howlett/Logan)
Enemies: Bella Donna Boudreaux, the Mark (Mark Tomanaga)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unrevealed
First Appearance: Scarlet Spider II#12.1 (February, 2013)
Powers/Abilities: The Arranger is presumably a highly intelligent criminal planner and organizer.
Weight: 150 lbs. (approximate)
Hair: Light brown
History: (Scarlet Spider II#12.1) - The Kingpin, then in control of the Hand ninja clan, dispatched his right-hand man, the Arranger, and the superhuman mercenary Bruiser to Houston to dispose of the Mark, Houston's Hand leader, so that the Kingpin could take over. They found the Mark in combat with the Scarlet Spider. The Bruiser quickly took down the Spider and, at the Arranger's command, snapped the Mark's neck. The Arranger then told the Scarlet Spider that the Kingpin had no quarrel with him, and advised him to keep it that way. The Spider told him that he'd destroy the Hand in Houston, but the Arranger suggested that he'd soon have his hands full with something else - the Lobo Cartel. He thanked the Spider in advance for "settling an old debt," and left with the Bruiser.
(Scarlet Spider II#19) - The Scarlet Spider contacted Fisk about returning the favor he'd done for him by handling the Lobos, and requested that Fisk aid him in canceling a debt he had with the New Orleans Assassins Guild. Fisk sent the Arranger to New Orleans with several Hand ninjas. At the Guild's headquarters, the Arranger seized control of their operation and saved the Spider and Wolverine from the assassins, over the objections of their leader, Bella Donna Boudreaux. Bella Donna and her men, drained after a fierce battle with the External Red Death, were in no position to object.
Comments: Created by Chris Yost, Paulo Siqueira, Neil Edwards, Victor Olazaba, and Tom Palmer.
It's never stated explicitly, but given that this guy looks nothing like the original Arranger, the late Oswald Silkworth, this has to be a different guy. Presumably the female Arranger from that Wolverine/Punisher mini died or got fired or something.
The "old debt" the Arranger mentioned was, of course, the original Lobo Brothers Gang War, in which the monstrous mobsters bled Fisk's organization for months before Spider-Man took them down. It heavily involved the original Arranger.
This new Arranger could have been killed in the destruction of the Kingpin's Shadowland fortress in Superior Spider-Man #14, but the only body we saw being pulled from the rubble was a Kingpin body double.
Profile by Minor Irritant.
The Arranger is the successor to, and should not be confused with:
Scarlet Spider II#12.1, p16, pan1 (main image)
Scarlet Spider II#12.1 (February, 2013) - Chris Yost (writer), Paulo Siqueira and Neil Edwards (pencils), Victor Olazaba and Tom Palmer (inks), Tom Brennan (editor)
Scarlet Spider II#19 (September, 2013) - Chris Yost and Erik Burnham (writers), Carlo Barberi (pencils), Walden Wong, Terry Pallot, & Bit (inks), Tom Brennan (editor)
First Posted: 07/19/2014
Last updated: 07/19/2014
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