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[2] and a former thief from the Planet Norma. He is also the younger version of Professor Weisz from the year X442.[3]

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Weisz's initial appearance.

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.[4] 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.[5] 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.[6] 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.[7]

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.[8]

After his battle with the Zaiten Three's Baku, Weisz later changes into a dark-colored shirt, a pair of light-colored jeans and shoes. His hair is now in a messy style.[9]

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.[10]

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.[11]

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.[12]

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.[13]

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.[14] 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.[15]

Shortly after the falling out, Weisz stole a case from Sibir that he believed was full of money.

Norma arc[edit | edit source]

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. [16] 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.[17] Afterwards he is seen clutching a suitcase, stating he will never let Sibir have it.[18]

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.[19] Weisz then deduces that Sibir was planning on using Pino to make money and decides to follow her in order to steal the score.[20]

Weisz had continues to follow Pino until he is there to witness her return to Sibir and his new recruits, the Foote Brothers.[21] When Sibir threatenes to break Pino's other leg Weisz intervenes, claiming that since he stole her she belongs to him.[22] 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.[23]

He was later seen speeding down the street, pursued by Sibir in his mech Knight Gear.[24] When the bike he is riding is blown up, he tries to convince Pino to use her EMP before they were saved by Shiki.[25] While Shiki and Sibir battled, Weisz admitted that he was the one that created Sibir's Augmenter Arm.[26] After the battle he feigns shooting Sibir only to then destroy the Augmenter Arm while it is still attached to the gangster. [27] 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. [28]

Later on it was revealed that Weisz had snuck onto the Aqua Wing, [29] 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.[30] 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.[31] The Aqua Wing is then caught in a tractor beam.[32]

Skull Fairy arc[edit | edit source]

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.[33]

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.[34]

Guilst arc[edit | edit source]

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.[35] 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.[36]

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.[37] 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.[38]

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. [39]

Digitalis arc[edit | edit source]

Mildian arc[edit | edit source]

Sun Jewel arc[edit | edit source]

Belial Gore arc[edit | edit source]

Edens One arc[edit | edit source]

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.[40]

Red Cave arc[edit | edit source]

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.[41] They soon arrive at the Fire Planet Red Cave, but are confused by the sight of an ocean.[42]

Foresta arc[edit | edit source]

Powers and Abilities[edit | edit source]

Weisz's left arm when activating his ether gear.

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.[43] 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.[44]
  • 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.[45]
  • 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.[46]
  • Arsenal-Enhanced Machina Maker: When Weisz equips his Arsenal Suit it draws out the potential of his Ether Gear[47], thus allowing him access to more advanced techniques. However, overuse of these abilities decreases the amount of time he can keep Arsenal active.[48]
    • 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.[49]
    • 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.[50]
    • 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.[51]
    • Grandy-Ray: While wearing his Arsenal Suit, Weisz produces a laser from his forearm plating that fires a ray beam at his target.[52]
    • 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.[53]

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.[54] It resembles a fish and can surf on water, levitate and travel in space.[55][56]

Assault Rifle: During the rescue mission on Guilst, Weisz is shown carrying an assault rifle which he uses his Machina Maker on to modify into a flamethrower.[57]

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".[58]

Aquatic Adaptation Lacrima (水中適合の星水晶(ラクリマ) 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.[59]

Battles & Events[edit | edit source]

Battles

Manga Appearances[edit | edit source]

Norma arc
4. Norma Debut
5. A Man Named Weisz Appears
6. Thief 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
Skull Fairy arc
12. The Skull Fairy Appears
13. Shiki vs. Elsie Absent
14. Born Again Appears
Guilst arc
15. Warship of the Demon King Appears
16. Sister 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
Digitalis arc
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
41. Fireworks Appears
42. Pino's Dream Appears
43. Smells Like Money Appears
Mildian arc
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
Sun Jewel arc
49. Captain Connor Appears
50. Madame Kurenai Flashback
51. Stones Absent
52. Kurenai's Gauntlet Appears
53. Wibble Wobble Ruby Bobble Absent
54. The Truth Is in the Cube Absent
55. Black Rock Absent
56. Reset 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
64. Leaper Appears
65. The Swordswoman Incapacitated Appears
66. Gravity's Gonna Crush You Appears
67. Someone to Love Appears
68. Valkyrie Appears
Belial Gore arc
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
78. No.29 Absent
79. That Which Obstructs and That Which Steals Appears
80. 60-Day Commemorative Coin Absent
81. Intercession Appears
82. Scolding Appears
83. The Shot Heard Round the Underworld Appears
84. A World Without Shiki Absent
85. Our Future Appears
86. EZ-Attack!! 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
Edens One arc
100. Edens One Appears
101. Singularity Appears
102. Time to Say Goodbye Appears
103. Clash of the Cosmos Appears
104. The Woman They Called Pirate Appears
Red Cave arc
105. Dragonfall 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
Foresta arc
112. When You Live Life on a Ship Appears
113. In the Doghouse Appears
114. Glue 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
131. VR-C Appears
132. Chrono Witch Appears
133. Following Ziggy's Path Appears
Sandra arc
134. Judgment Day Appears
135. Desert Oasis Appears
136. Goodwin Appears
137. Empire Dice Appears
138. Prelude to the Aoi War Appears
139. White Flash Appears

Appearances in Other Media[edit | edit source]

Mashima HERO'S[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]

Attack ☆☆☆
Defence ☆☆☆☆☆
Marksmanship ☆☆☆☆
Ether Power ☆☆☆
Intelligence ☆☆
Thievery ☆☆☆
  • According to E.M. Pino's Analysis, Weisz's stats are:[1]
  • Hiro Mashima came up with the name Weisz in order to give off a wise impression.[60]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 90 Cover Page
  2. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 28, Pages 14 - 15
  3. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 11, Pages 19 - 20
  4. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 4, Page 15
  5. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 15, Page 11
  6. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 31, Page 5
  7. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 37, Page 14
  8. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 4, Page 10
  9. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 63, Page 15
  10. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 69, Page 18
  11. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 6, Page 14
  12. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 96, Pages 5 - 7
  13. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 96, Page 13
  14. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 96, Page 12
  15. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 96, Page 15
  16. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 4, Page 13
  17. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 5, Page 9
  18. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 5, Page 21
  19. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 6, Pages 14 - 20
  20. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 7, Pages 1 - 8
  21. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 7, Page 20
  22. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 8, Pages 5 - 7
  23. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 8, Pages 12 - 13
  24. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 8, Page 18
  25. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 9, Pages 16 - 18
  26. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 10, Page 3
  27. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 10, Pages 8 - 9
  28. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 10, Pages 11 - 14
  29. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 10, Pages 18 - 19
  30. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 11, Pages 1 - 12
  31. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 11, Pages 12 - 19
  32. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 11, Pages 20 - 21
  33. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 12
  34. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 14
  35. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 15
  36. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 16
  37. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 17
  38. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 19
  39. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 20
  40. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 99, Pages 14 - 16
  41. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 106, Pages 4 - 6
  42. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 106, Pages 19 - 20
  43. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 11, Pages 6 - 11
  44. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 23, Pages 12 - 14
  45. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 27, Page 14
  46. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 127, Pages 19 - 20
  47. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 62, Page 9
  48. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 62, Page 15
  49. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 62, Page 10
  50. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 62, Page 11
  51. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 62, Pages 16 - 19
  52. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 96, Page 3
  53. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 127, Pages 15 - 16
  54. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 11, Pages 1 - 4
  55. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 1, Page 6
  56. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 1, Pages 63 - 77
  57. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 27, Page 11
  58. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 61, Pages 19 - 20
  59. Edens Zero Manga: Chapter 107, Page 12
  60. Edens Zero Manga: Volume 9 Afterword

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