|“||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...||”|
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.
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.
Rise of Heroes[edit source]
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.
Dominator Invasion[edit source]
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. 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.
Prismatic Refractor[edit source]
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.
Prison Break[edit source]
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.
Erased timeline[edit source]
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.
Current Members[edit source]
- Lyla Michaels (head)
- John Diggle (head)
- Cisco Ramon (director of technology and science)
- Officer Thomas (guard; D block)
- I. Mitchell (guard; D block)
Former Members[edit source]
- Agent Chip Cooper (director of technology and science; transferred to CEMA)
Current Facilities[edit source]
Current Allies[edit source]
- Team Flash (operating in Central City)
- Central City Police Department (operating in Central City)
- Wayne Enterprises (operating in Gotham City)
- Kamilla Hwang
- Phantom Girl (Tinya Wazzo) (operating in Coast City)
Former Allies[edit source]
- Team Arrow (defunct)
- Green Arrow (Oliver Queen) (deceased)
- David Singh (façade; destroyed)
Former Enemies[edit source]
- Black Hole (disbanded)
|Grodd Friended Me||Appears|
|Death of the Speed Force||Flashback|
|The Exorcism of Nash Wells||Appears|
|Pay the Piper||Mentioned|
|Success Is Assured||Mentioned|
|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|
|Armageddon, Part 4||Mentioned|
|Armageddon, Part 5||Mentioned|
|Meet Your Maker||Mentioned|
|Keep It Dark||Appears|
|The Man in the Yellow Tie||Appears|
|Negative, Part 1||Appears|
|Other versions of A.R.G.U.S.|