Archie is the boss of the salty Team Aqua, a group of sailors who think the world would somehow be a better place if it were completely flooded. His most hated enemy is Maxie who has an equally insane goal.
Archie met Maxie in school where they would always sleep through science class, they were best friends at that point because everyone else thought both of them were annoying. They met again in college, but this time, things were different. Despite being more talented and attractive, Archie developed an everlasting jealousy against Maxie as he (Arhcie) would always lose in beer pong. It never occurred to him that Maxie was cheating the whole time. After dropping out, Arche's grugde towards Maxie continued, causing Archie to despise all solid surfaces. He vowed to change the world to resemble his dream game; no tables, only beer. After playing the Wind Waker one day, he decided the solution was simple; flood the world.
Archie and his old rival later enlisted in a Hoenn branch of Team Rocket, which Archie inherited when Giovanni cut it off. Archie turned the team into a bunch of pirate freaks and brainwashing them into believing in his cause via propaganda. He then had Maxie, Tabitha, and Courtney all kicked out, which proved to be his greatest mistake as the three went on to form rival gang Team Magma.
Awakening of Kyogre
Archie's first attempt was to awaken and control the behemoth, Kyogre with the Red Orb, which he stole from two harmless elderly citizens, to bring down enough rain to submerge Hoenn. If he had spent any time awake in science class, he would have known that this wasn't going to work.
After he gave the Red Orb to Elsa as payment for cleaning his basement, Archie's next attempt to create his aquatic utopia was to speed up the rising of sea levels by melting the polar ice caps. His plan was going smoothly, causing massive floods all over the world, but before Archie was satisfied, he was foiled and detained by Perry the Platypus.