Created by Eric N. Bennett
Art by Cody Conyers


Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity: Secret
Occupation: Religious extremist, Assassin
Place of Birth: Unrevealed
Citizenship: Unrevealed
Marital Status: Single
Known Relatives: None
Known Allies: None
Major Adversaries: Taranis, other supernatural/divine beings
Group Affiliations: None
Base of Operation: Mobile
Education: Unrevealed
First Appearance: Taranis the Thunderlord #0 (February, 2019)
Height: 6’3” (191cm)
Weight: 235 lbs (107kg)
Eyes: Unrevealed
Hair: Unrevealed


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.


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.