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In the Ultimate Universe, Arcade is portrayed as a gaming prodigy who invented a literal first-person shooter (which in this continuity, is called Murderworld). His sister was killed by Magneto in the bridge explosion in Ultimate War, giving him a hatred of mutants. When the Ultimate Universe version of Longshot is found guilty of murdering a Genoshan politician, he is sentenced to participate in a reality TV show in which he is stranded on an island and hunted by Arcade. As Arcade makes his way through the island jungle, he encounters three X-Men trying to save the prisoner. He dispatches them easily, though, and is about to kill Ultimate Nightcrawler when Longshot knocks him unconscious. He is last seen being tied to a tree by Colossus with some scraps of iron.
Ultimate Arcade is equipped with various high tech weapons and equipment, given his financial status, and is apparently a skilled hunter and tracker. During his fight on Krakoa, he is seen to employ an automatic rifle, handgun, sonic emitter, and web fluid ("one of my programmers reverse engineered this thing from some polymer he scraped off a wall in Manhattan").
The Ultimate version of this character is not an alternate identity of the regular Marvel character as the Ultimate universe is a distinct reality.
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First Appearance: Ultimate X-Men (2001) #55
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Ultimate X-Men (2001)
- 'The Most Dangerous Game: Part 2'#56
- 'The Most Dangerous Game: Part 3'
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