Real Name: Unrevealed
Occupation: Religious extremist, Assassin
Place of Birth: Unrevealed
Marital Status: Single
Known Relatives: None
Known Allies: None
Major Adversaries: Taranis, other supernatural/divine beings
Group Affiliations: None
Base of Operation: Mobile
First Appearance: Taranis the Thunderlord #0 (February, 2019)
Height: 6’3” (191cm)
Weight: 235 lbs (107kg)
The man known only as “The Crusader” was first spotted operating in Europe where he went on a bloody campaign, murdering any and all who he decided were trafficking with dark forces. A man of deep personal religious conviction, any individual who he found to be practicing magicks (whether dark or light), or who claimed to receive personal benefit from a “god” or other supernatural being was dealt with swiftly and without mercy. “Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live” and “Thou shalt have no other gods before me” are rules by which he lives.
With the re-emergence of the Thunder god Taranis into the modern world, The Crusader was thrown into a frenzy (see Taranis the Thunderlord). He has sworn that it will be by his sword that this “demon” is sent back to the hell from which it has sprung.
POWERS & ABILITIES
The Crusader does not appear to have any innate superhuman abilities, but is a master of multiple forms of hand-to-hand combat, remarkably strong and agile for a man of his size and build, and is highly skilled in the use of various weapons, being especially lethal with swords and blades. He is highly intelligent, with a keen analytical and tactical mind, and an apparent encyclopedic knowledge of Christian religious lore and tradition, including rites and practices long thought to be forgotten.