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Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-1610) human

Occupation: Gaming prodigy, mercenary

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Major Domo, Mojo Adam

Enemies: Longshot (Arthur Centino), X-Men (Colossus/Peter Rasputin, Dazzler/Alison Blaire, Nightcrawler/Kurt Wagner)

Known Relatives: Unidentified sister (deceased)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Arcade's video-game empire in Redwood Shores, California

First Appearance: Ultimate X-Men I#55 (March, 2005)

Powers/Abilities: Arcade had expert knowledge about gaming and strategies which made him a wealthy man. After the death of his sister he became a mercenary willing to murder mutants. Arcade was sufficient in the use of several fire weapons.

Height: 6'1" (by approximation)
Weight: 190 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Green
Hair: Red


(Ultimate X-Men I#55 (fb) - BTS) - Arcade was well known around the world by gaming fanatics. At the age of thirteen, he designed Murderworld, the original "first-person shooter", which instantly made him independently wealthy. Arcade used his fame and fortune to travel the globe in search of more immersive gaming experiences.

(Ultimate X-Men I#55 (fb) - BTS) - Arcade's sister was killed when Magneto blew up the Brooklyn Bridge. He swore to avenge her, but with the villain locked away for life, Arcade was determined to find another way to get some justice.

(Ultimate X-Men I#55 (fb) - BTS) - Arcade signed up with media mogul Mojo Adams, who made a fortune producing Hunt for Justice, a taped bloodsport on the island of Krakoa near Genosha. There, people could hunt down and kill convicted mutants for sport. Sensing a promising new recruit, Mojo had Arcade undergo three weeks of training, showing him hours of footage of Longshot, the contestant he was to hunt down. Longshot had been (wrongly) convicted of the murder of the popular Genoshan politician Lord Scheele.

(Ultimate X-Men I#55) - As part of an introduction interview, Mojo Adams revealed Arcade to his faithful viewership. Mojo tried to delve into Arcade's reasons for joining the "cast" of Hunt for Justice. Arcade was reluctant to talk about anything at all, so Mojo suggested he wanted to see more sincerity upon which Arcade pulled a gun on Mojo. Holding him at gunpoint, Arcade revealed he sought a way to avenge his dead sister. He then put the gun down and left for Krakoa.

(Ultimate X-Men I#55 (fb) - BTS) - Arcade arrived on Krakao but "lost" his camera crew, leaving Mojo without any visual on what happened on the island (Longshot had somehow been responsible for all other cameras to malfunction).

(Ultimate X-Men I#55) - Arcade figured that Longshot would retaliate by hitting Mojo where it hurt the most: his ratings. He combed the jungle looking for the mutant when he ran into a small group of X-Men (Colossus, Dazzler and Nightcrawler) who had actually come to the island hoping to rescue Longshot because they believed him to be innocent. Arcade considered them mere cannon fodder to improve ratings and opened fire. Effortlessly, he managed to take down the X-Men, even stabbing Nightcrawler in the stomach. Then, Longshot appeared and caused Arcade's weapon to explode using his probability altering luck powers. The blast knocked Arcade out.

(Ultimate X-Men I#56) - Colossus strapped Arcade to a tree using a large piece of metal.

Comments: Created by Brian K. Vaughan (writer), Stuart Immonen (pencils), Wade von Grawbadger (inks).

The events in which Arcade's sister had been killed took place in Ultimate War#1 (February, 2003).

Profile by MarvellousLuke

Arcade has no known connections to:

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Ultimate X-Men I#55, p3, pan3 (main image)
Ultimate X-Men I#55, p13, pan4 (shooting)
Ultimate X-Men I#56, p5, pan3 (captured)

Ultimate X-Men I#55 (March, 2005) - Brian K. Vaughan (writer), Stuart Immonen (pencils), Wade von Grawbadger (inks), Ralph Macchio, Nick Lowe, John Barber (editors)
Ultimate X-Men I#56 (April, 2005) - Brian K. Vaughan (writer), Stuart Immonen (pencils), Wade von Grawbadger (inks), Ralph Macchio, Nick Lowe, John Barber, Nicole Wiley (editors)

Last updated: 08/07/17

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