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Arsenal (Moon Knight enemy) (Marvel Comics)

Arsenal

(Moon Knight enemy)


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Arsenal III (no name known) is an obscure enemy of Moon Knight.

He only appeared once, in a 1989 storyline.


Background

  • Real Name: Unrevealed.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: None.
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile.
  • Height: 5’11” Weight: 155 lbs.
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: Blond


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Powers and Abilities

Arsenal is a competent storm trooper and mercenary. He wield a strong personality and an advanced arsenal.


History

Arsenal III has no apparent link to Nimrod Strange (aka Arsenal II, deceased) – also an obscure Moon Knight foe. Or, for that matter, the Arsenal robot.

He encountered Moon knight when Roald Bushman started planting drug crops in Burunda to develop his nation. Arsenal defeated Moon Knight by hitting him from ambush with curare-tipped needles.

He then pretended to be a mercenary hired by the DEA to press Moon Knight into their service. He stated that the both of them, plus a cadre of international mercenaries, would hit Burunda and destroy the crops. In return, he promised a free pass from the IRS.

Death and taxes

As the mission was under preparation in Marseille, Spector phoned Frenchie. An investigation broke the man’s cover. Arsenal was actually working for a drug cartel whose envoys to Burunda has been slaughtered by Bushman. They had then decided he would grow drugs there on their own.

Spector took out Arsenal and the other mercs and left them for the French police to find. But Arsenal III managed a spectacular escape.

Running on pure anger, Arsenal fled to Africa. Within days he rode a chopper-style motorbike into Burunda, blowing up the frontier outpost with a rocket launcher.


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Burunda was then in chaos after the rebels, led by Moon Knight, destroyed the poppy fields. However, the insurgents were being hit hard in retaliation by Bushman’s air force.

Nevertheless, Arsenal joined the second half of the rebel forces. These had come close to the capital while Bushman was away hunting for Moon Knight. He took command and attacked. Meanwhile, Moon Knight defeated and deposed Bushman.

The capital soon fell. Arsenal, after amusing himself with promises to various insurgents, called his the drug cartel in order to organize Burunda’s future. Arsenal’s fate from then on is unknown.


Description

See illo.


Personality

Confident tough guy and mercenary with guns and a stubborn, aggressive streak a mile wide.

Arsenal III’s resolve and bad temper are impressive. Once frustrated, he will go to remarkable lengths to even the score and leave very little stand between him and his goal.

Recruiting Moon Knight was his idea, so he does have a level of initiative significantly above the average thug’s.


Quotes

“I’m not crazy. I have a low frustration level. That’s what my shrink tells me.”


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Arsenal III

Dex: 04 Str: 03 Bod: 04 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 04 Wil: 04 Min: 05 Occupation: Mercenary
Inf: 05 Aur: 03 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 013 HP: 025

Skills:
Charisma (interrogation, intimidation): 05, Military science: 03, Vehicles (land): 04, Weaponry (firearms): 05

Advantages:
None demonstrated.

Connections:
Mercenary world (Low).

Drawbacks:
MIA toward revenge, Minor Rage.

Equipment:

  • UNIFORM [BODY 06, Radio communications: 06, Skin armour: 02, Limitation: Skin armour only vs blades and bullets, Partial coverage (long coat)].
  • Shades [BODY 04, Shade: 02].
  • SHOTGUN [BODY 04, Projectile weapons: 06, Range: 03, Telescopic vision: 01, Ammo: 20, R#03, Recommended STR: 02, Advantage : Scattershot, Limitation: Projectile weapons has No Range – use the Range given next instead, Drawback: Very long reload time].
  • NEEDLE GUN [BODY 04, Poison touch: 05, Range: 02, Ammo: 04, Limitation : Cannot penetrate a Physical RV above 06].
  • Knife [BODY 05, Enhance (EV): 01 (Cap is 06), Descriptor: Piercing, Slashing].
  • Four Grenades[BODY 02, EV 07 (Area of Effect), Grenade drawback].
  • Handgun [BODY 04, Projectile weapons: 04, Ammo: 15, R#03].

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Moon Knight (comics) Marvel Universe.

Helper(s): Roy Cowan reminded me of Arsenal I’s existence. How could I forget ?

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