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Argus Steel (Japanese: アルガス·スティール Argus Steel) is the main antagonist of Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction. He is a master thief known even to Team Rocket.
He is the father of Millis Steel, and the rival of Marilyn Flame and Ninja Riot. Together with his daughter, he plans to awaken Diancie's power to create diamonds before stealing the Pokémon and fortune for himself.
Argus first appeared tracking Diancie's quest to find Xerneas and acquire the Fairy Aura from his airship. He was also seen tracking down the actions of his rivals, Marilyn Flame and Ninja Riot. He was satisfied with the progress but also worried that Marilyn and Riot may get to it first. When Millis arrived, Argus was shown with a box of chocolates, and talked to his daughter about how good the chocolates he had were. He was shown eating several of the chocolates, which worried Millis.
He and his daughter attacked Diancie once it had accomplished its goal, hoping to use its newfound power of diamond creation to acquire a fortune. He, along with Millis, chased after Diancie and also fought with Marilyn and Riot when they appeared. They took their fighting into a deep pit with shallow water, which contained Yveltal. Argus was surprised when he felt a strange power awaken. They lost possession of Diancie during Yveltal's rampage, and when they used Argus's ship to attack Yveltal with missiles, were killed. Their ship was also destroyed and crashed into a lake. They were later revived by Xerneas after the crisis had ended.
In the credits of the movie, Argus opens his own chocolate shop that he operates with Millis. He is also shown to still have an irresistible obsession with chocolates, as despite Millis trying to stop him, he eats a piece.
Argus is shown to be a very stealthy man who relies on sneaky tactics in order to accomplish his goals. This is shown in the fact that he owns an invisible airship he uses to travel the world in search of treasures. He uses this ship to stealthily track down his targets and steal anything he desires to obtain a fortune. Argus further shows his preferred use of stealthy tactics as he relied on his Honedge to spy on Diancie, and also tracked down the activity of Marilyn and Riot from within his airship. Argus also only attacked Diancie once she had accomplished her goal, and appeared at surprise along with Millis to capture it.
Argus is shown to have a sweet tooth, more specifically, a chocoholic. This is shown as when he is spying on Diancie and his rivals, he is holding a box of chocolate and eating much of it. This behavior often worries his daughter Millis, but despite her claims of concern over his health, Argus continues to eat chocolate. He also often talks about the individual chocolates he eats, such as their origins, and what they are made of. His obsession with chocolate also causes him to open and run a chocolate shop at the end of the movie, which he operates along with Millis.
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| Doublade is one of Argus's Pokémon. It was first seen carrying Millis after Diancie was bathed by Xerneas's Fairy Aura. Later, when Yveltal was on a rampage, Doublade was petrified by its Oblivion Wing and didn't get revived until Xerneas used Geomancy.
|| Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction
In the manga
In the movie adaptations
Argus appeared in the movie adaptation of the 17th movie.
- Argus's character design resembles that of Honedge.
|| アルガス·スティール Argus Steel
|| From steel and steal. His given name may be a reference to ship builder Argus.
|| Argus Steel
|| Same as Japanese name
|| Richard D'Acier
|| From Richard (Germanic name meaning powerful leader) and acier (steel)
|| Arsenio Acciaio
|| From ἀρσενικός arsenikos (Greek for virile) and acciaio (steel)
|| 알거스 스틸 Argus Steel
|| Transliteration of his Japanese name
| Chinese (Mandarin)
|| 阿爾蓋斯·大盜 Ā'ěrgàisī Dàdào
|| Partial transliteration of his Japanese name. His surname literally means thief.