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    A.R.G.U.S. (Earth-1: Pre-Crisis)



    A.R.G.U.S. ain't all Unicorns and Mermaids. Well, sometimes it can be... Point is, keeping the world safe means that we work in the shadows. While they're all going about their daily lives up top -- walkin' their little dogs, fancy dinner parties... we're down here in the dark watching over some of the baddest of the bad. Real ruthless monsters whose very existence is a threat to that happy-go-lucky world above...
    — Officer Thomas[src]

    Advanced Research Group United Support, better known by its acronym A.R.G.U.S., is an American-based research group and special ops division, tasked with protecting Earth from terrorism, Metahuman and extraterrestrial threats.

    Overview[edit | hide | hide all]

    A.R.G.U.S. has a variety of roles across the globe, including espionage, scientific research, law enforcement, special operations, anti-terrorism and anti-extranormal threats. Under the leadership of Amanda Waller (and later Lyla Michaels), A.R.G.U.S. placed numerous divisions in different major cities, including but not limited to Hong Kong, Corto Maltese, Lian Yu. A.R.G.U.S. also handles anti-terrorism activities with the use of the Ghost Initiative, where dangerous criminals are recruited to serve under the organization in exchange for reduce prison sentences. However, for even more dangerous criminals such as the Reverse-Flash, the King Shark and Deathstroke, A.R.G.U.S. places them in a supermax prison on Lian Yu. In addition to criminals, A.R.G.U.S. allies themselves with vigilantes operating across the United States and provides support to them when the planet is under threats.

    History[edit | hide]

    Foundation[edit | hide]

    While the background of A.R.G.U.S.'s foundation is unknown, it has protected Earth from countless threats regarding terrorism for years, ensuring the safety of civilians while working in the shadows.[1]

    Rise of Heroes[edit | hide]

    Since the early 2000s, the number of vigilantes has been continuously on the rise. This can notably be seen in the United States, with A.R.G.U.S. often collaborating with the vigilantes in order to effectively ensure global safety.[2]

    Dominator Invasion[edit | hide]

    A.R.G.U.S. works with the heroes

    During the Dominators' invasion, A.R.G.U.S. was contacted by The Flash and the Green Arrow, using resources of the organization to defend the planet. [3]

    With the Dominators later defeated, A.R.G.U.S. remained in close contact with the two vigilantes, providing them with means to capture dangerous individuals. Over the years, Metahuman criminals such as Eobard Thawne, Shay Lamden, Joslyn Jackam and Tony Woodward were incarcerated at the A.R.G.U.S. Headquarters.[1]

    Prismatic Refractor[edit | hide]

    The Prismatic Refractor

    In 2020, A.R.G.U.S. was contacted by the Central City Police Department to retrieve the Prismatic Refractor. However, during the retrieval process, both organizations were ambushed by Black Hole assassin Sunshine, who was soon arrested.[4]

    Prison Break[edit | hide]

    In 2022, multiple prisoners escaped from their prison cells and wreaked havoc on the facility. Cisco Ramon, Kamilla Hwang and Tinya Wazzo then successfully recaptured most prisoners, with the sole exception of Ramsey Rosso.[5]

    Erased Timeline[edit | hide]

    In 2042, Behrad and Zari Tomaz were one of the targets of A.R.G.U.S. due to their use of the Air Totem, violating the Anti-Metahuman Act.[6]

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    Appearances
    Unfinished Business Mentioned
    Home Invasion Appears
    Keep Your Enemies Closer Appears
    The Scientist Mentioned
    Tremors Appears
    Heir to the Demon Mentioned
    Suicide Squad Appears
    City of Blood Appears
    Streets of Fire Appears
    Unthinkable Appears
    Acolyte Appears
    The Calm Appears
    Corto Maltese Mentioned
    The Brave and the Bold Appears
    Awakenings Appears
    The Climb Mentioned
    Left Behind Mentioned
    The Return Mentioned
    Fish Fry Appears
    Nanda Parbat Mentioned
    A Little Help from Some Friends Appears
    Suicidal Tendencies Appears
    The Impossible Mission Appears
    Broken Arrow Mentioned
    A Minor Setback Appears
    Al Sah-him Mentioned
    A New Home Appears
    Grodd Lives Mentioned
    Rogue Air Mentioned
    Mentors and Meltdowns Part 2 Appears​​
    Green Arrow Appears
    Restoration Mentioned
    Legends of Today Appears
    Legends of Yesterday Mentioned
    A.W.O.L. Appears
    King Shark Appears
    Land vs. Sea! Appears
    Broken Hearts Mentioned
    Eleven-Fifty-Nine Mentioned
    Last Refuge Mentioned
    Genesis Appears
    Monument Point Appears
    Lost in the Flood Mentioned
    Schism Appears
    Penance Mentioned
    Human Target Mentioned
    Invasion! Appears
    What We Leave Behind Mentioned
    Who Are You? Mentioned
    Second Chances Mentioned
    Bratva Mentioned
    Attack on Central City Mentioned
    Checkmate Mentioned
    Disbanded Mentioned
    Dangerous Liaisons Appears
    Underneath Mentioned
    Cause and Effect Appears
    Honor Thy Fathers Appears
    Infantino Street Appears
    Missing Appears
    Lian Yu Appears
    Fallout Mentioned
    Tribute Mentioned
    Zari Appears
    Next of Kin Mentioned
    Reversal Mentioned
    Return of the Mack Mentioned
    Promises Kept Mentioned
    Welcome to the Jungle Mentioned
    Thanksgiving Mentioned
    Irreconcilable Differences Appears
    Divided Mentioned
    All for Nothing Appears
    The Devil's Greatest Trick Flashback
    Collision Course Indirectly Mentioned
    Enter Flashtime Appears
    Doppelganger Mentioned
    Brothers in Arms Appears
    Fundamentals Mentioned
    Fury Rogue Appears
    Shifting Allegiances Appears
    Docket No. 11-19-41-73 Appears
    The Ties That Bind Appears
    Think Fast Appears
    Life Sentence Appears
    Inmate 4587 Appears
    The Longbow Hunters Appears
    Crossing Lines Appears
    Level Two Mentioned
    The Demon Appears
    Due Process Appears
    The Slabside Redemption Mentioned
    Unmasked Appears
    Elseworlds, Part 1 Appears
    Elseworlds, Part 2 Appears
    The Flash & The Furious Appears
    My Name Is Emiko Queen Appears
    Past Sins Appears
    Emerald Archer Appears
    Star City Slayer Appears
    Cause and XS Mentioned
    Brothers & Sisters Appears
    King Shark vs. Gorilla Grodd Appears
    Training Day Mentioned
    Star City 2040 Mentioned
    The Getaway Mentioned
    Inheritance Mentioned
    Spartan Mentioned
    Gone Rogue Mentioned
    Terms of Service Mentioned
    You Have Saved This City Mentioned
    Hey, World! Mentioned
    Welcome to Hong Kong Mentioned
    Leap of Faith Mentioned
    Present Tense Mentioned
    Tell Me the Truth Mentioned
    Prochnost Mentioned
    The Last Temptation of Barry Allen, Part 1 Mentioned
    Reset Mentioned
    The Last Temptation of Barry Allen, Part 2 Mentioned
    Purgatory Appears
    Fadeout Mentioned
    Marathon Appears
    Grodd Friended Me Appears
    Death of the Speed Force Flashback
    The Exorcism of Nash Wells Appears
    Pay the Piper Mentioned
    Success Is Assured Mentioned
    Swan Thong Flashback
    All's Wells That Ends Wells Mentioned
    Central City Strong Appears
    The People v. Killer Frost Appears
    Family Matters, Part 1 Message
    Family Matters, Part 2 Mentioned
    Good-Bye Vibrations Mentioned
    Rebirth Mentioned
    Masquerade Mentioned
    P.O.W. Mentioned
    Blind Spots Mentioned
    Antifreeze Mentioned
    Armageddon, Part 4 Mentioned
    Armageddon, Part 5 Mentioned
    Meet Your Maker Mentioned
    Lockdown Mentioned
    Training Day Appears
    Keep It Dark Appears
    The Man in the Yellow Tie Appears
    Savior Complex Mentioned
    Phantom Punch Appears
    Negative, Part 1 Appears
    It's My Party and I'll Die If I Want To Appears
    A New World, Part 1: Reunions Mentioned
    A New World, Part 3: Changes Mentioned

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