Characters : Arcade
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
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.
|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|
Here is the Full Appearance List (43 Apps) for Arcade.
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.