|“||You will be the first chapter in the Arsenal legend!!! And the legend of me... starts right here!||”|
—Weisz Steiner, Chapter 62
Weisz Steiner (ワイズ・シュタイナー Waizu Shutainā), also known as "Arsenal", is a member of the crew of Edens Zero and a former thief from the Planet Norma. He is also the younger version of Professor Weisz from the year X442.
- 1 Appearance
- 2 Personality
- 3 Synopsis
- 4 Powers and Abilities
- 5 Equipment
- 6 Battles & Events
- 7 Manga Appearances
- 8 Appearances in Other Media
- 9 Quotes
- 10 Trivia
- 11 References
- 12 Site Navigation
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Weisz is a tall young adult with a slim build, dark eyes and short blond hair. He has a few bangs brushed to his right and a single earring is worn on his left ear. His initial outfit consists of a long-sleeved, light-blue coat with an open high collar and dark-colored shoulder pads over a black turtleneck. Underneath is a short-sleeved white shirt with black sleeves, sports a pair of dark trousers, and plain, white boots.
Weisz later changes into a mid-sleeved jumpsuit with a chest plate and shoulder pads connected and a held by a leather belt with a pocket on the left. During the rescue mission on Guilst, he is shown to have possession of an assault rifle. After the mission, he starts to wear a light-colored hooded jacket with a black undershirt, a pair of long, dark-colored jeans and shoes.
When entering Digitalis, Weisz's avatar is a curvaceous woman with long, light-colored hair and a dark skin tone. He later switches this avatar for one of himself in a light-colored hooded jacket with black flame-like designs on the end of the sleeves, a pair of knee-length light-colored shorts, and open-toed sandals.
During the Mildian arc, Weisz changes into an outfit similar to a mafia don: A long-sleeved fur coat over a fancy suit with a tie, black dress pants, and leopard-print shoes. He also wears a pair of dark sunglasses.
During the Belial Gore arc, Weisz wears a new attire similar to his original. It consists of a long-sleeved, high collared white jacket with black designs on the upper torso and shoulders and sleeves that ends at the elbows. Underneath is a long-sleeved, dark-colored turtleneck with white zigzag designs on the bottoms and white lines on the collar's sides. He also sports a pair of light-colored trousers held by two belts, a holster on his right leg, and lastly, black shoes.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Unlike his future self, Weisz is a selfish and stubborn person who only cared for himself, acted as if he didn't truly care about the others around him. As a thief, he would steal items he deemed worth of value. However, it is shown that Weisz does care about his friends and he shows concern for others in his own way such as partially fixing Happy after he was damaged, showing concern for Rebecca when she was kidnapped, saving Sister while she was being held captive and displaying suspicion of Homura when she showed knowledge of The Edens Zero.
Weisz take pride on his handsome looks as he was shocked and dismayed when Rebecca showed him the picture of his older counterpart from 50 years later.
As Arsenal, Weisz tends to act heroic and bombastic with flashy speeches, insisting to his crew mates that he's being in-character of his superhero persona.
It is shown that Weisz does have a perverted side such as when he checked out Homura's rear, planned to put Homura in a bunny girl costume when he filled his end of the bargain between them, showing interest when hearing Homura had one of Witch's massages and staring at Rebecca's chest.
The only thing he still shares with his alternate self is their love for their late-mother, who was among the victims killed by Drakken Joe.
Synopsis[edit | edit source]
History[edit | edit source]
In the original timeline, Weisz lived on the on planet Norma with his mother. At some point, his mother fell gravely ill with a sickness that even the doctors couldn't reasonably explain. Despite Weisz's pleas, his mom did end up dying due to the sickness.
Some time after his mother's death, Weisz bought a used robot in order to get a friend. The robot knew lots of stuff and it even taught Weisz how to use the Machina Maker Ether Gear after three years of training. Unfortunately after learning the Ether Gear, he wasn't very good at using it and ended up breaking his robot teacher by accident.
Many years later, Weisz ended up becoming a thief and found himself part of a gang of criminals lead by Sibir. Weisz and Sibir were good friends and Weisz even showed him the pendant his mother gave him. However, the pendant was stolen and Weisz accused Sibir since he was the only one Weisz told about. After Sibir denied stealing it, Weisz claimed that the gang wasn't his crew, and he was kicked out of the gang. Weisz then promised Sibir that he would steal something he cared about.
Shortly after the falling out, Weisz stole a case from Sibir that he believed was full of money.
Weisz first appears drawing a gun on Shiki, Rebecca, and Happy when they enter his home looking for The Professor. Then announcing that he is Weisz Steiner, confusing the group.  As he continues to question Shiki and co. on who they are, the young man accuses them of working for Sibir. Then after Shiki sees someone upstairs, Weisz quickly leaves on his motorbike. Afterwards he is seen clutching a suitcase, stating he will never let Sibir have it.
Rebecca and Shiki later find him at his favorite bar and explain that they are friends of his future self. Shiki then proceeds to steal his suitcase after learning Weisz is a thief. Shiki accidentally opens the suitcase reveailing it contained an andorid, not money like Weisz thought. Weisz then deduces that Sibir was planning on using Pino to make money and decides to follow her in order to steal the score.
Weisz had continues to follow Pino until he is there to witness her return to Sibir and his new recruits, the Foote Brothers. When Sibir threatenes to break Pino's other leg Weisz intervenes, claiming that since he stole her she belongs to him. Then when Shiki breaks into the hideout, Weisz uses the confusion to steal Rebecca's vehicle, along with Pino and Happy and make his escape.
He was later seen speeding down the street, pursued by Sibir in his mech Knight Gear. When the bike he is riding is blown up, he tries to convince Pino to use her EMP before they were saved by Shiki. While Shiki and Sibir battled, Weisz admitted that he was the one that created Sibir's Augmenter Arm. After the battle he feigns shooting Sibir only to then destroy the Augmenter Arm while it is still attached to the gangster.  In the aftermath Weisz attempts to convince Shiki to reveal the outcome of major sports games in the future before the police arrived to arrest him. 
Later on it was revealed that Weisz had snuck onto the Aqua Wing,  and offers to help the crew escape the police in exchange of ownership of the vessel. When Rebecca agrees he uses his Ether Gear Machina Maker, to restructure the ship and escape the atmosphere, as well repair Pino's leg. After Weisz pilots them through the spacetime wall they get a call from X492 Weisz who explains the Chronophage, its effects, and how it makes him and X442 Weisz different entities. The Aqua Wing is then caught in a tractor beam.
When Elsie Crimson reveals herself as the one who took captured their ship, Weisz comments on her good looks and she precedes to both compliment and insult his skills as a pilot. Then she announces her intentions to sell them into slavery at Guilst and Weisz tries to convince her to let him join her pirate crew as a mechanic. Thereon, Shiki announces his intentions to raid Elsie's ship and Weisz decides to tag along. Upon entering the ship Rebecca is tied up by alien tentacles, Weisz takes the time to ogle at her before being captured himself, and when she frees herself first she begins to strip him comically in retaliation.
After finding Shiki and the defeated parasite copy of Elsie, Weisz is elated by the news that the real Elsie intends to give Shiki the ship. His and Shiki's minds were then blown when she revealed the full size of her fleet, which is then attacked by the Interstellar Union Army. Weisz pulls a lever to help them escape, which causes them to fast travel and he is amazed by the new technology of the future.
While traveling to Blue Garden the new crew decides to clean the parasites off the ship together and Weisz complains about the work despite not being asked to help. Later while they all show off the new outfits they found, Rebecca asks him about how to learn ether gear but he claims there is no point because it takes years and is annoyed when Shiki proclaims he learned it in a month. Then when Shiki accidentally awakens Witch, Weisz insults her ability to maintain the ship causing her to restore the entirety of the Edens Zero. While exploring the ship he and Shiki come across CORD 3173 and Weisz attempts to open the door with Machina Maker but is unable to open it. Witch then announces the area is off limits over the comm and Weisz argues with her over the eavesdropping that invades privacy, getting her to stop.
When they finally land on Blue Garden, Weisz is amazed by the changes from his time and in excitement, leaves to go explore the future. In the wake of Rebecca's kidnapping he suddenly appears on the Edens Zero alongside Homura. He proceeds to explain to Shiki that while wondering around the guild he saw the news report of the kidnappings plus Shiki's response but then overheard Homura mention the Edens Zero. He proceeded to question her and she claimed she wants to challenge the Demon King and will help them rescue Rebecca in exchange. So he brought her to the ship while adding another mystery condition. Pino then questions his intentions for returning and he offendedly proclaims he has to help Rebecca.
Upon arriving on Guilst Pino thanks Weisz for repairing the damaged Happy. However he claims that the current him must be a genius as he was only able to repair the external damage. Later while wondering the streets Weisz claims that the planet makes Norma's slums look good. Then when they find Rogue Out's base, Weisz refuses to enter without a plan and the others leave him behind. 
After the defeat and arrest of Drakken Joe, Weisz reminisce with his mother's pendant returned to him in his room at Edens Zero about his talk with old Sibir at the bar about the fate of Belial Gore's inhabitants under Interstellar Union Army's investigation, telling him not to worry about it with Amira helping out. When Sibir showed him the pendant, Weisz believed he stole it all along but Sibir revealed that it was actually one of his gang members who was behind the theft. He tried to return the pendant to Weisz's older counterpart who lets him keep it as he sees it as a sign that he did not trust his former friend.
After escaping the giant fish in the Poseidon Nero Sector, he and others view the Aoi Cosmos outside their windows, wondering how excited Shiki can be after their encounter. After Jinn ignores Shiki's question and confusing him as he thought he made friends with him, Weisz insults him about it. They soon arrive at the Fire Planet Red Cave, but are confused by the sight of an ocean.
Powers and Abilities[edit | edit source]
Machina Maker (マキナ・メイカー Makina Meikā): By using Ether Gear, Weisz can control and manipulate machines. He is shown to be able to change or remodel all kinds of machines to his liking, such as upgrading a spaceship or recreating E.M. Pino's missing leg. After training for seven days, Weisz is now able to alter electronic devices in an instant similar to Drakken Joe's Alchemist.
- Million Bullets (ミリオンバレット Mirion Baretto): Weisz touches the floor and modifies it to create numerous guns that he can activate remotely and fire at a selected target.
- Atlas Flame (アトレスフレイム Atoresu Fureimu): Weisz touches his weapon and modifies it into a flamethrower that shoots a large stream of flames.
- Mortal Crash (モータルクラッシュ Mōtaru Kurasshu): Weisz touches an object while using his Ether Gear, engulfing them with Ether markings, and detonates them with a fiery explosion, destroying them in the process.
- Arsenal-Enhanced Machina Maker: When Weisz equips his Arsenal Suit it draws out the potential of his Ether Gear, thus allowing him access to more advanced techniques. However, overuse of these abilities decreases the amount of time he can keep Arsenal active.
- Vise Cannon (バイスキャノン Baisu Kyanon): While wearing his Arsenal Suit, Weisz produces a machine gun from his forearm plating that fires rounds of physical ammunition.
- Drum Buster (ドラムバスター Doramu Basutā): While wearing his Arsenal Suit, Weisz reconfigures the forearm of his suit into a cannon that fires an explosive blast.
- Metallica Explosion (メタリカエクスプロージョン Metarika Ekusupurōjon): While wearing his Arsenal Suit, Weisz greatly increases the size of his forearm and punches with a high level of heat energy, creating a massive explosion on impact.
- Grandy-Ray: While wearing his Arsenal Suit, Weisz produces a laser from his forearm plating that fires a ray beam at his target.
- Grandee Wing (グランディウィング Gurandi Wingu): While in his Arsenal Suit, Weisz creates a wing-like blade from his forearm playing that is strong enough to slash an O-Tech in half.
Hand-to-Hand Combatant: Weisz has basic skills in hand-to-hand combat. When using the Arsenal Armor, his fighting skills are significantly augmented.
Genius Engineer: Even in the past, Weisz is shown to be a prodigious engineer, quickly able to understand most machinery he's come into contact with, which goes hand-in hand with his Ether Gear ability.
Piloting Skills: Weisz is an excellent pilot, shown to be capable of flying the Aqua Wing past the nearly impenetrable spacetime wall around Norma with ease, which Elsie praises him for at the moment.
Equipment[edit | edit source]
Aqua Wing (アクアウイング Akua Uingu): A spaceship formerly owned by Rebecca Bluegarden, given to Weisz in exchange for escaping Norma. It resembles a fish and can surf on water, levitate and travel in space.
Arsenal Suit (アーセナルスーツ Āsenaru Sūtsu): With Hermit's help, Weisz constructed a weapon that he can control through a bracelet. When activated, his entire body becomes covered in a powered suit of armor that harnesses the power of his Ether Gear. While donning this armor, he takes on a superhero alias called "Arsenal".
Aquatic Adaptation Lacrima (水中適合の星水晶 Suichū Tekigō no Rakurima?): During his stay on Red Cave, Weisz wore one of these devices which allowed him to breathe and communicate underwater without any issues.
Battles & Events[edit | edit source]
Manga Appearances[edit | edit source]
|5. A Man Named Weisz||Appears|
|7. Iron Tears||Appears|
|8. Clash!! The Sibir Family||Appears|
|9. vs. The Foote Brothers||Appears|
|10. We're Friends, Aren't We?||Appears|
|11. Machina Maker||Appears|
|12. The Skull Fairy||Appears|
|13. Shiki vs. Elsie||Absent|
|14. Born Again||Appears|
|15. Warship of the Demon King||Appears|
|17. The Collection||Absent|
|18. Wind Howls on the Highway||Absent|
|19. Geniuses at Coming Up with Fun Ideas||Appears|
|20. Planet Guilst||Appears|
|21. Soul Blade||Absent|
|22. The Great Naked Escape||Appears|
|23. Million Bullets||Appears|
|24. Sister Ivry||Appears|
|25. Take Aim||Absent|
|26. Two Sisters||Appears|
|27. The Great Guilst Escape||Appears|
|28. New Friends||Appears|
|29. Iron Hill||Appears|
|30. The Super Virtual Planet||Appears|
|31. The People of Digitalis||Appears|
|32. Mass Murderer Jamilov||Appears|
|33. The Girl on the Hill||Appears|
|34. Survive the Night||Appears|
|35. The Girl and the Monster||Appears|
|36. The G.I.A.||Appears|
|37. Great Kaiju Shiki||Appears|
|38. 22 Hits||Appears|
|39. Spider the Genius Hacker||Appears|
|40. Operation C7||Appears|
|42. Pino's Dream||Appears|
|43. Smells Like Money||Appears|
|44. The Temple of Knowledge||Appears|
|45. The Battle Coliseum||Appears|
|46. Footsteps of the Warrior Maiden||Appears|
|47. Words Will Give You Strength||Appears|
|48. From the Planet of Eternity||Appears|
|49. Captain Connor||Appears|
|50. Madame Kurenai||Flashback|
|52. Kurenai's Gauntlet||Appears|
|53. Wibble Wobble Ruby Bobble||Absent|
|54. The Truth Is in the Cube||Absent|
|55. Black Rock||Absent|
|57. My Mother, the Machine||Absent|
|58. A Silent Reunion||Absent|
|59. I Know You Can Keep Pressing On||Absent|
|60. Until the Day it Turns to Strength||Absent|
|61. Enter Arsenal||Appears|
|62. The Legend of Me||Appears|
|63. Taking Up the Torch||Appears|
|65. The Swordswoman Incapacitated||Appears|
|66. Gravity's Gonna Crush You||Appears|
|67. Someone to Love||Appears|
|69. Rebecca's Nightmare||Appears|
|70. Belial Gore||Appears|
|71. The Steel Sorceress||Appears|
|72. The Element 4||Appears|
|73. Don't Shed a Tear||Appears|
|74. Weisz vs. Laguna||Appears|
|75. A Wind Blows Through the Sakura Cosmos||Appears|
|76. Rebecca vs. Sylph||Appears|
|77. The Winds that Bind||Appears|
|79. That Which Obstructs and That Which Steals||Appears|
|80. 60-Day Commemorative Coin||Absent|
|83. The Shot Heard Round the Underworld||Appears|
|84. A World Without Shiki||Absent|
|85. Our Future||Appears|
|87. 4 on 4||Appears|
|88. Eye of God||Appears|
|89. Hermit vs. Fie||Appears|
|90. Sister vs. Daichi||Appears|
|91. Homura vs. Sylph||Appears|
|92. The Sword of Edens||Appears|
|93. The Execution Site||Appears|
|94. Shiki vs. Drakken||Appears|
|95. Kris Rutherford||Appears|
|96. A Young Man's Memories||Appears|
|97. The Time Is Now||Appears|
|98. Advent of the Demon King||Appears|
|99. The Pendant||Appears|
|100. Edens One||Appears|
|102. Time to Say Goodbye||Appears|
|103. Clash of the Cosmos||Appears|
|104. The Woman They Called Pirate||Appears|
|106. Prayer Council||Appears|
|107. A Planet Where Stars Fall Like Rain||Appears|
|108. Nadia, Love of My Life||Appears|
|109. Red Cave||Appears|
|110. A Robot in Love||Appears|
|111. The Sky of Days Long Past||Appears|
|112. When You Live Life on a Ship||Appears|
|113. In the Doghouse||Appears|
|115. The Battle of Foresta||Appears|
|116. The Sky Sweeper||Appears|
|117. Shiki vs. Orc||Absent|
|118. Star Drain||Appears|
|119. Homura vs. Mora||Appears|
|120. Rebecca vs. Britney||Absent|
|121. Darling Little Piece of Junk||Appears|
|122. Titanic Victory||Appears|
|123. The Light of Justice||Appears|
|124. Kiss & Die||Absent|
|125. Heart of Gravity||Appears|
|126. This Doctor, Armed and Dangerous||Appears|
|127. The Doomsday System||Appears|
|128. What's Important||Appears|
|129. So We Can Smile Brighter||Appears|
|130. Oceans 6||Screen|
|132. Chrono Witch||Appears|
|133. Following Ziggy's Path||Appears|
|134. Judgment Day||Appears|
|135. Desert Oasis||Appears|
|137. Empire Dice||Appears|
|138. Prelude to the Aoi War||Appears|
|139. White Flash||Appears|
Appearances in Other Media[edit | edit source]
Quotes[edit | edit source]
|“||You're crying. Anyone who cries in front of me... I'll make 'em cry harder.||”|
—Weisz Steiner as Arsenal, Chapter 74
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- According to E.M. Pino's Analysis, Weisz's stats are:
- Hiro Mashima came up with the name Weisz in order to give off a wise impression.
References[edit | edit source]
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|Demon King||Shiki Granbell • Ziggy ‡|
|Four Shining Stars||Hermit Mio • Homura Kōgetsu • Sister Ivry • Valkyrie Yuna ‡ • Witch Regret|
|Crew||E.M. Pino • Happy • Mosco Versa-0 • Rebecca Bluegarden • Weisz Steiner • Kleene Rutherford • Kris Rutherford|
|Guests||Connor ‡ • Laguna Husert|
|Former members||E.M. Pino • Weisz Steiner|