The Army of Thieves is an organisation of ex-military soldiers and mercenaries from various third-world countries.
Before Scarecrow and the Army of ThievesEdit
Marius Calderon's research in 1982 predicted the rise of China as a global superpower by the year 2010, one that would threaten the United States' position as the world's strongest economy. To combat this, he conceived Operation Dragonslayer to counter this perceived threat, and arranged for plans to a superweapon that could ignite the earth's atmosphere to be "stolen" by the Russians. Calderon planted false data to suggest that the weapon would decimate the United States, when in reality it would destroy China, Russia and much of Europe, with very little of the U.S. being affected.
Over the next few decades, Calderon used his time running other operations for the CIA to also train potential officer candidates for the army, choosing from various Chilean and South African militants and guerrillas. He also recruited the imprisoned Typhon to act his his second-in-command for the army.
Calderon, knowing that his army could never know the truth that they were in fact pawns, took great measures to protect his identity, undergoing plastic surgery to make it appear as though he had acid scars on his face, and decided to have its members refer to him only using monikers such as the Lord of Anarchy.
On the ninth of September 2010, nearly 26 years after coming up with Operation Dragonslayer, Calderon and his 'inner circle' began assembling the fake army, which Calderon had decided to call the Army of Thieves. After releasing a dozen prisoners from a Chilean prison, the Army of Thieves began carrying out several operations over the next few months to make it appear that they were a genuine threat, recruiting men and securing weapons for their cause.
In between these operation, Calderon used his experience in psycological warfare to brutally induct every member of the army to ensure their loyalty to him.
The final phase of Operation Dragonslayer began when Calderon bribed Igor Kotsky, the leader of one of the Dragon Island facility's skeleton crews, into giving them access to the Island. Some time between the Army's sixth and seventh incidents, they commenced their invasion and successfully took control of Dragon Island.
For the next six weeks, the Army kept the island's Gasworks belching the Tesla Device's atmospheric component, allowing the jet-stream to spread the mostly undetectable gas through the northern hemisphere.
- Marius Calderon / Lord of Anarchy (Leader)
- Colonel Typhon (Second-in-Command
- Captain Hammerhead (Aircraft Commander)
- Captain Mako
- White Tip
Several others whose names are unknown
The Army of Thieves was established by Calderon so as to initiate his plans to destroy China. In order to throw off suspicion of the culprits in the fallout, he suggested the organising or a false terrorist group to take credit. Aside from Calderon's inner circle, the Army is unaware that it is nothing more than a scapegoat.
- V-22 Osprey Warbird gunships
- AH-1 Cobra helicopters
- Antonov An-12 cargo plane
- Transporter Erecttor Launcher
- 9K31 Strela-1s
- ZALA-421-08 unmanned surveilance drones
- MIR-4 Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicles
- AK-47 assault rifles
- Rocket-Propelled Grenade-7 launchers
- APR-3e torpodeos