Severely fashion impaired, as evidenced by his polka-dot bow tie and elevator shoes.
Arcade has a natural mechanical ability that allows him to built realistic robots and a knack with computers.
All sorts of high-tech environments and automated killing machines
Over-indulges himself with the "art" of the kill, which doesn't work with super- heroes.
Arcade possesses no super-human capabilities, although he has a genius level IQ.
Said robots are weapons!
Unknown, presumably a high school graduate.
Freedom Force. Gaunt.
Mr. Chambers, Miss Locke
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.
Spider-Man, X-Men, Excalibur, the Micronauts
|Place of Birth:||
Possibly Beverly Hills, California. Possibly Texas.
Unknown, though he is called "Mr. Arcade"
Various Murderworlds around the globe
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.
|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|
|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|
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.