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General Z

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General Z, in uniform
General Z, as a civilian

General Howard Aarons was the driving force in the creation of the military unit called VIGILANCE, but the unconventional end of the unit forced him to retire in disgrace, shortly after the Rikti War. Now, General Aarons investigates the Sky Raiders for his own personal reasons, providing the heroes investigating the villain group with whatever info he can offer. General Aarons also negotiates peace treaties all around the world, including the cease-fire between the Earth armies and the Traditionalist Rikti faction.

In game, he will show up as General Z or General Aarons, and is a Pet level ally with a faction of Soldier.

Heroes can find him:

Villains can find him:

Rogues can find him:



The first time you meet General Z through Christine Lansdale, his background info is:

You're not exactly certain what General Z is doing at this meeting. The only thing you know is that the Sky Raiders seem to want him dead.

The second time you meet him through Christine Lansdale:

The mysterious General Z has been revealed as General Aarons. His assistance has been invaluable to you, but if the Sky Raiders have their way, it may well cost him his life.

When you meet him in Serpent Drummer's story arc:

Though General Aarons retired shortly after the Rikti War, he has since become a presence in the world community, negotiating cease-fires and peace treaties all around the world.


General Z has a couple attacks of his own, none of them too powerful:


Temporary LethargyInducer.png Target Pistol Ranged, Lethal, Med Dam
This invention can cause a target to feel tired and worn down, reducing the speed of their attacks. The Lethargy Inducer has 20 charges.

(A note: Aarons' pistol has the Lethargy Inducer description and is tagged as ranged and energy, but actually deals lethal and does NOT do any of the Lethargy Inducer's effects)

Inherent Brawl.png Brawl Melee, Smash
When all else fails, use your own 2 fists.