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|Appearances||Armored Core 3|
Upon defeating BB in the Arena.
"I'm surprised you made it this far. I guess BB didn't fare any better against you than he did me. I've spent many years pursuing perfection in combat. Perhaps by fighting you, I will finally experience it. I look forward to facing you in battle."
While never actually faced head on, Ace is shown through his messages and biography as being a competitive, respectable, and humble Raven. Unlike most others, he welcomes the The Raven's challenge and shows no qualms after having been bested. Rather than taking the results negatively, Ace is proactive and continues to train in order to become an even better pilot.
Arcadia is a middleweight bipedal AC equipped with an overboost core, energy anti missile extensions, a grenade launcher, a chain gun, a sniper rifle and the MOONLIGHT laser blade. The unit focuses on fast paced aerial combat. Due to the unit being equipped with OP-INTENSIFY it can fire blade waves and use both the chain gun and grenade launcher while moving.
|Classification: Armored Core||
He earned the top position after defeating BB, who was long considered the Arena's best. He strives for perfection and never lost a single match during his rise through the ranks. For now, he trains rigorously and awaits the next challenger.
Having suffered his first loss ever, many expected him to harbor a great deal of malice toward the new champion, but in fact he holds him in high regard. According to Ace, their battle saw both pilots in top form and brought out the best in each other.
Being the top-ranked pilot in the Arena, it is fairly obvious that Ace is no pushover. At the start of the match he will often take to the skies and fire his grenade launcher before landing and closing the distance with his Moonlight Blade which will tear you apart if he continues to hit. While a fast AC with high-power weapons is recommended he can be defeated with almost any AC that's designed competently by using the following strategy:
First, wait for Ace to land, stay very close to him while he's in the air to avoid getting hit by his Grenade Launcher and sniper rifle as he'll have a tough time getting a shot off if you are directly under him. Once he's landed, walk away from him, walking is especially important as if you boost he will start to fly again. He will begin to do an Overboost charge in an attempt to hit with the Moonlight. Fly to avoid the blade wave and nail him with a shot from a high-power weapon such as a Grenade Rifle.
In Extra Arena, he is partnered with BB, and the two will seem overwhelming at first, but this battle is actually easier then in the normal Arena, all because of Royal Mist.
Take Royal Mist as your consort for this battle. Once it starts, focus all your attention on BB exclusively and let Royal Mist and Ace duke it out. You will find that Royal Mist actually surpasses Ace in terms of skill, and will leave him heavily damaged by the time you're done with BB. Simply keep under Ace to keep him in the air and Royal Mist will eventually destroy him without you needing to do anything other than keep BB occupied.
The name Ace can refer to the playing card. In Old French, Ace traditionally meant "bad luck". This however has changed to mean "high quality excellence". This reflect Ace's rise through the ranks which is expressed in his biography.
The name Arcadia refers to a vision of pastoralism and harmony with nature stemming from a Greek province by the same name. In particular, Arcadia was seen as being unattainable. Ace may have named his AC Arcadia in order to highlight his skills which he considered superior above all others.
By defeating him while having the OP-INTENSIFY part equipped on your AC, you will unlock enhanced booster performance.