is the protagonist of the Ghosts 'n Goblins series (known as Makaimura
in Japan). Arthur made his debut in the first installment of the
series, titled Ghosts 'n Goblins, which was originally released in
arcades on September 19th, 1985. The main Ghosts 'n Goblins series contains 7
games, and Arthur is the protagonist in each one.
Sir Arthur is a valiant knight
faced with fending off legions of the undead and various other supernatural
creatures. He is the protector and ultimate rescuer of his beloved, Princess
Guinevere (who goes by Prin-Prin in some translations). He has rescued the
princess from the demon king Astaroth on numerous occasions. Firebrand is one of
his many monstrous enemies. Arthur's main weapon is a lance but can also use a
variety of medieval weapons and shields.
Arthur makes cameo appearances in a variety of Capcom games. He starred in his own mini-game in SNK Vs. Capcom: Match of the Millennium. Arthur was also a playable character in the multi-directional shooter game, Cannon Spike, where he fights from inside a giant golden robot armed with a gunlance.