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Arthur J. Arthur is the former and current head of the Moperville local FBI branch of paranormal investigators.[1] He is also a renowned author, and presents himself to the general public as a skeptic and former consultant to the FBI as part of his strategy to keep the paranormal secret. He preceded Mr. Verres in the position, and came out of retirement to succeed him. Tedd has met him when he was younger. He is not opposed to revealing the existence of magic if it is unavoidable that it would be revealed eventually, but is intent on keeping the accessibility of magic secret. He also chose to allow local police and teenagers to fight a dragon rather than reveal that the Federal government has magic users.[2] As said by Jerry, he is more concerned with keeping secrets than helping people.[3]

He is a Seer.[4]

History Edit

After the fire monster attack Arthur told Sybil that they had to adapt or die.[5] Arthur was interviewed for TV later that day[6][7] during the interview he said that the incident was real.[8] He left the interview much earlier than the interviewer expected.[9]

Arthur knew about the possibility of magic change and hoped that it would solve the problem of public magic incidents, as he pointed out to assistant director Leifeld.[10] However, when Sybil proposed staging an incident to hasten the change he rejected it because the will of magic is a power beyond their comprehension.[11]

As a Seer who knows magic, he was called in with Tedd and Van for determining the severity of the magic change.[12][13] He originally proposed severe magic change hoping it will help in keeping it secret, just like in past.[14]

When he learned that there are around thousand of seers who would be informed about magic change[15] he immediately changed his mind and he was horrified finding out that seers are chosen genetically.[16] When Tedd mentioned that she was already researching magic with the intention of making it safer, Arthur offered to provide her with a lab.[17] When Arthur returned to the waking world he ordered PTTAOLUTASF to evacuate[18] because he was worried about reactivated artifacts.[19] When the alarm of PTTAOLUTASF went off[20] Arthur personally went there and captured Ellen, Elliot and Ashley with a sleep spell.[21]

He took them to an interrogation room[22] to talk about Magus, the Dewitchery diamond and Ashley's magic. He told them that the evaporating shards of the Dewitchery diamond activated the artifacts, gave Ellen her new spell and made Ashley a wizard.[23] He told them that he made Kevin[24][25] and instructed Ashley to train with Kevin and Tedd.[26] Then he told them that the core of the Dewitchery diamond is a scale from a large animal.[27] Ellen and Ashley were happy that they have "dragon powers", which annoyed Arthur as dragons are not real as far as he knows.[28] Before he sent them home he gave them a few minutes for Ashley to cry. When Sybil asked what they should do about Magus, Arthur said that he made a young woman cry and Sybil offered to let Arthur speak with Abraham.[29]

Appearance Edit

The first drawings of Arthur were intended as being for a different character, but Dan liked the design and wanted to use it for this character as opposed to Sirleck's host. Arthur's character originally had longer hair, which Dan felt made him look too similar to Sirleck's host, so Dan edited the comic to give Arthur shorter hair.

Outlook Edit

He values the needs of the many over the few to a somewhat frightening degree. It’s easier for him to do that when he distances himself from the few, however.[30] He is also willing to make sacrifices in the short term for what he expects to be a better long term. He’s also got a bit of nationalism to him in that he’s proud to be an American and a lot of what he’s willing to do is to protect the freedom of (most) of its people.[31]

Relationships Edit

Tedd Edit

He supports Tedd as scientist and decided to fund her lab ... although commenting she has best qualification - being seer, not a foreign child and not old man dragged out of retirement.[32]

Initially having met Tedd as a woman, he consistently uses she/her pronouns, despite having previously known of Tedd as Edward Verres's son.

Sybil Edit

Sybil is his secretary. She seems inordinately attached to him for an employee, and it is known that he has a daughter.

Kevin Edit

Kevin the magic wand was created by him.[33] He let Ashley train with Kevin since he felt a responsibility to him.[34]

Adrian Raven Edit

Arthur once tried to deport Adrian Raven to Russia for entering the country using falsified information about his age.[35]

Quotes Edit

"What was seen is what was."
EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-12-01

Gallery Edit

References Edit

  1. EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-11-29
  2. EGS Main Story Comic for 2011-05-09
  3. EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-07-26
  4. EGS Main Story Comic for 2018-01-24
  5. EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-10-25
  6. EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-11-25
  7. EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-11-29
  8. EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-12-01
  9. EGS Main Story Comic for 2010-12-03
  10. EGS Main Story Comic for 2017-03-01
  11. EGS Main Story Comic for 2017-09-20
  12. EGS Main Story Comic for 2018-01-24
  13. EGS Main Story Comic for 2018-01-26
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  15. EGS Main Story Comic for 2018-02-02
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  17. EGS Main Story Comic for 2018-02-26
  18. EGS Main Story Comic for 2018-04-13
  19. EGS Main Story Comic for 2018-04-16
  20. EGS Main Story Comic for 2018-05-16
  21. EGS Main Story Comic for 2018-05-21
  22. EGS Main Story Comic for 2018-05-23
  23. EGS Main Story Comic for 2018-05-28
  24. EGS Main Story Comic for 2018-05-30
  25. EGS Main Story Comic for 2018-06-01
  26. EGS Main Story Comic for 2018-06-04
  27. EGS Main Story Comic for 2018-06-06
  28. EGS Main Story Comic for 2018-06-08
  29. EGS Main Story Comic for 2018-06-11
  30. elgoonishshive twitter status ID 1006212196278423552
  31. danshive tumblr post ID 174828985692
  32. EGS Main Story Comic for 2018-02-28
  33. EGS Main Story Comic for 2018-05-30
  34. EGS Main Story Comic for 2018-06-01
  35. EGS Main Story Comic for 2011-11-18
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