|Japanese name||"傭兵" ("Yōhei")|
|Affiliation and military information|
|Occupation||Mercenary AC pilot|
|Real world information|
|Appearances||Armored Core: Verdict Day|
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The "Lone Mercenary" is an AC pilot newly partnered with legendary Storker Fatman and operator Magnolia Curtis. He participated in the events that led up to the Verdict War where he was one of the many AC pilots targeted by the enigmatic Reaper Squad.
As with his predecessors, the Lone Mercenary was incredibly skilled and by the end of the war, had destroyed numerous high ranking/legendary mercenaries and multiple large scale weapons like the To-605 and Grey Lotus and overcoming unfavorable odds, such as consecutively fighting and defeating five Armored Cores in one encounter.
AC C03 MaliciousEdit
While the player is able to customize the Lone Mercenary's AC based on their preference, his canon AC is a middleweight biped AC armed with a HEAT machine gun, a KE shield, and Sniper Cannon weapon arms. It is oriented towards KE defense, and not much else, leaving it vulnerable to most other weapons, and its loadout is not very versatile. However, the sheer power of its Sniper Cannon Weapon Arms is so great that it can ignore defenses and shields to do incredible damage, allowing it to be quite effective against most ACs, especially against less agile and mobile types, making them considerably easy pickings. This comes at the cost of low ammo and high difficulty in use due to its need to be manually aimed.
|Classification: Armored Core||
The Lone Mercenary is the main protagonist and player character of Armored Core: Verdict Day. Like previous Armored Core player characters, he does not speak and is not named nor given a physical appearance. His AC is featured in the cover art and promotional material for Armored Core: Verdict Day, and on FromSoftware's Armored Core-related websites.
SIGNS UNAC S/04 is a recreation of his AC. It sports the Signs logo, the standard Signs UNAC color scheme, and is available for Story Mode and World Mode sorties.
- In the Japanese version of Armored Core: Verdict Day, he is referred to only as "傭兵" ("Yōhei"), meaning "mercenary" in English.
- Based on in-game dialogue and plot points, the Lone Mercenary canonically fought most of his battles alone. In-game, however, the player is allowed to bring UNACs and other players on sorties with them, and choosing to do so does not impact the story or dialogue.