Orthos’s weapons of choice are needles, big ol’ poison-tipped needles. I was inspired by the Michael Chabon novel Gentlemen of the Road, which I had read just prior to developing the character. In the novel, one of the thieves, Zelikman, uses an oversized bloodletting lancet as a weapon. With Orthos I thought of large needles and the image of him leaping around poking at things took off.
So that’s why he has needles as weapons.