Arthur stands about average height with a thin build, possessing broader shoulders. He has pale skin with blonde hair that spikes backward with two strands of hair that grow from his hairline upwards, one larger than the other.
He has a small, triangular goatee with sideburns that are accented with two orange stripes. His eyes are a similar orange shade to the accenting lines, above having two bushy eyebrows that are reminiscently heart-shaped.
His physiology is typical for someone of his build, aside from his left arm, which was amputated by Mystery after he became possessed in the cave. Instead of an organic limb, he assumingly built himself a mechanical arm that seems to have identical functionality to the remaining limb.
He's adorned two black wristbands, a baggy white t-shirt that is layered by a puffy vest with three buttons: a star, a small blue round button, and the Mystery Skulls logo. His outfit is completed with baggy, yellow pants and high top sneakers.
Most of what we know of his personality comes from bits of information from Ben, or from symbolism.
Easy speculation has it that Arthur has a stubborn streak when it comes to those closest to him. As seen in Freaking Out, he's deprived of sleep due to his crusade to find Lewis, working tirelessly to pinpoint his current location. His loyalty and dedication to his friends are also clear when he rushes Vivi to safety out of the mansion before Lewis's explosive outburst would have either injured or killed them.
Arthur is also often assumed to be the most skittish of the group. His official profile (as seen right) states that he is a 'reluctant' paranormal investigator, meaning that he may not be as fond of investigating paranormal events as his friends are. In "Ghost," he seems to be the only one scared of the cave the group entered, and he did not seem to be as enthusiastic as Vivi was when entering the mansion before the ghosts started chasing them.
Arthur and Vivi are part of the same paranormal investigator group. They are portrayed as mutual friends and appear to worry about each others well-being. This can be shown when Vivi tries to defend him when he is cornered by Lewis and Arthur tugs her out of The Mansion and shoves her into the van while they are making their escape in "Ghost."
Mystery is another member of the Mystery Skulls (as well as their mascot). He and Arthur are, presumably, friends. Mystery was the one who saved Arthur from being entirely consumed by whatever was lurking in the cavern and possessing him the night Lewis died. In order to save him, Mystery tore off Arthur's left arm. Arthur is possibly aware of the fact that Mystery is a kitsune as seen in "Freaking Out." Arthur appears to be afraid of him, most likely due to the fact that he tore his arm off. Despite this, he tries comforting Mystery while driving in "Hellbent."
Lewis was a member of the Mystery Skulls and friend of Arthur's before his death by a possessed Arthur's hand. Arthur does not seem to know that the skeleton in the mansion was Lewis, as he is shown to be searching for Lewis. It is unknown what Arthur remembers about Lewis' death, or if he even remembers that Lewis died at all, considering he was still searching for him during the events of "Freaking Out." However, Arthur seems shocked to discover that the ghost was Lewis in "Hellbent" right before Lewis dropped him over the edge, implying he was truly unaware that Lewis was dead and the ghost attacking him.
??? is Arthur's possessed left arm and it is still controlled by the evil spirit. It recently left the cave scared when Shiromori showed up.
Lance is Arthur's uncle. Arthur works at his repair shop and is thus not only his nephew but also his employee. They share their interest in mechanics, although Arthur's tinkering goes beyond cars and the likes into robotics. According to Heilos' post on tumblr, although explained as head-canonical, Lance was a father figure to him at a young age in the midst of parental conflict. Once Arthur was old enough, he moved in with his uncle, though what age that is- is not made clear. Lance cares about his nephew.
Galahad is Arthur's pet hamster. Arthur built Galahad a set of wheels so the animal could move around despite being born with his lower half paralyzed. The pet doubles as an "assistant" in the shop.
- According to Mystery Ben's Blog, Arthur's design is inspired by several different sources. Arthur's outfit is a mix between Shaggy and Dipper Pines' outfits and his hair "spikes" are based on Apollo Justice's hair.
- Arthur's height is 5 feet and 11 inches.
- Arthur's blood type is A. According blood type personality theory, people with blood type A are thought to be earnest, sensible, reserved, patient, responsible, perfectionistic, wise and cautious; but also fastidious, over-earnest, obsessive, stubborn, tense, the least temperate, inconsiderate and jealous.
- Arthur is given the independent thinker personality on a Miitomo Ben created.
- Arthur's flower that appears on Shiromori is based on a sunflower. Sunflowers often represent adoration, loyalty, and longevity.
- His instruments are Synth and Keytar.
- In Hellbent, Lewis drops him into the pit of spikes. It is possible that he died, but Mystery Ben has not confirmed this.
Click here to view this page's gallery.
- ↑ http://mysterybensmysteryblog.tumblr.com/post/109367000868
- ↑ http://mysterybensmysteryblog.tumblr.com/post/104646397768
- ↑ http://mysterybensmysteryblog.tumblr.com/post/101235486423
- ↑ http://mysterybensmysteryblog.tumblr.com/post/113232739688
- ↑ http://mysterybensmysteryblog.tumblr.com/post/142029841303
- ↑ http://heilos.tumblr.com/post/143406035079
|Characters in Mystery Skulls Animated|
|Protagonists||Arthur • Vivi • Mystery|
|Antagonists||Lewis • ??? • Shiromori|
|Minor characters||Dead Beats • Living Portraits • Pepper Family • Lance • Galahad • Duet • Chloe • Rooster • Yukino Family|