Arbiter (Killer Instinct)
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This article is about the Killer Instinct guest character. For other articles including "Arbiter", see Arbiter (disambiguation).
Though Killer Instinct's developers regard the character as an amalgamation of themes and traits from various Arbiters, he is clearly intended to be a stand-in for Thel 'Vadam, the Arbiter introduced in Halo 2. His default and alternate skins are recreations of 'Vadam's Halo 5: Guardians and Halo 2: Anniversary appearances, respectively. The Arbiter claims to have encountered the Flood and killed the Prophet of Truth, both key elements of 'Vadam's history. In his reveal trailer, he even uses 'Vadam's Halo 3 catchphrase, "Were it so easy."
Regardless of the skin used, the Arbiter is equipped with a Covenant carbine, an energy sword, and Anskum-pattern plasma grenades, and active camouflage. Using the default Halo 5: Guardians Kaidon skin arms the Arbiter with Thel 'Vadam's personal energy sword, Prophets' Bane, though the Halo 2: Anniversary skin uses a standard Type-1 energy sword. The player can also outfit the Arbiter with the combat harness from Halo 2: Anniversary, the Ascetic armor from Halo 3, the Ranger and Zealot harnesses from Halo: Reach, and the Storm and Commander armors from Halo 4.
Combo Trait - Combat Evolved: After performing a throw or any Ender, the Arbiter can follow up by sticking a plasma grenade to the opponent or firing his carbine to deal additional damage and extend the combo slightly.
Instinct Mode - Judge and Executioner: The Arbiter summons an energy shield that extends his health meter slightly and has unlimited armor against projectiles. The shield fully recharges once its been broken after having not attacked for a while. Additionally, the Arbiter can Parry (HP+HK) similar to the Street Fighter 3 series, blocking all damage and ignoring an oncoming attack completely. Parries can be performed midair as well.
The Arbiter's stage is the Arena of Judgment, a long-abandoned structure on Sanghelios. The stage background features a battle between the Swords of Sanghelios and Jul 'Mdama's Covenant. As the match progresses, the battle destroys the statues and other structures constituting the arena. Vehicles such as Phantoms and Scarabs occasionally crash into the scenery.
STAGE ULTRA: During a Stage Ultra Combo, the victor knocks their opponent back onto the ground, just as a Scarab bursts through the wall. As they slowly lift themselves up, an out-of-control Banshee falls from the sky in a tailspin through the hole opened by the Scarab. The opponent turns to face the sounds of destruction just in time to see the Banshee hit the ground at an angle, flip up into the air, and land on top of the opponent, crushing them.
ULTRA Combo: 31 Hits
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