KNIGHT ERRANT

Real Name: William Matson

Identity/Class: Human (British) (World War II era to modern era) technology user

Occupation: Vigilante;
former industrialist

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Mark P.

Enemies: Cerise, Sir Raleigh Chamberlain, Nightcrawler (Kurt Wagner)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: "Kind Sir"

Base of Operations: Eden Park Nursing Home, London, England

First Appearance: Excalibur I#59 (Late December, 1992)

Powers/Abilities: William Matson had no superhuman powers but as the Knight Errant, he wore a full suit of protective armor that not only enhanced his durability but also his strength, allowing the eighty-year old man to lift a grown man over his head and hurl the heroic Nightcrawler across a room. He also carried a lance capable of projecting pure psionic energy blasts and rode a mechanical flying steed, which could carry at least his own weight.

Height: 5'8" (by approximation)
Weight: 150 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: White

History: (Excalibur I#60 (fb) - BTS) - William Matson was a millionaire industrialist before retiring to live at the Eden Park Nursing Home in London, England.

(Excalibur I#59) - During an opera attended by Excalibur's Nightcrawler and Cerise, Matson donned a suit of armor as the Knight Errant and blasted a drink out of secret arms dealer Raleigh Chamberlain's hand with his lance, announcing to Chamberlain that no longer would his greed, avarice and brokering of human life be tolerated. When Knight Errant followed up that as long as Chamberlain stayed in England, he would incur Knight Errant's wrath, Chamberlain weakly proclaimed that he would be out of the country by dawn, prompting Nightcrawler to remark that at least something good had come of the attack. Cerise then asked the Knight Errant's name and he introduced himself before departing, prompting Nightcrawler and Cerise to follow in an effort to investigate his methods, however heroic that might be.





(Excalibur I#60) - When Cerise's stellar sensors proved unable to track the Knight Errant, Nightcrawler noticed a commotion below and suspected the Knight Errant's involvement. Investigating, the two heroes found Knight Errant lifting a man over his head, demanding information. When Nightcrawler and Cerise engaged the Knight Errant, he proclaimed that he had discovered the building's true nature and would not be stopped, hurling Nightcrawler away from him before revealing his dedication to science in the form of his mechanical flying steed and energy-projecting lance. Upon learning that Knight Errant had discovered a hidden nuclear warhead in the building, Nightcrawler and Cerise allowed him to go free and later explained to Inspector Dai Thomas of what had transpired. Later that evening, after Matson had hid his flying steed outside, he returned to his home at the Eden Park Nursing Home and was trying to get his window closed when a nurse, Mark, came in to help. Matson thanked Mark for his assistance and Mark replied that he was there to help, like a knight in shining armor, before asking Matson to sleep well, unaware that Matson's flying steed was just outside the window, hidden among the bushes.

Comments: Created by Scott Lobdell, Scott Kolins, Jon Holdredge and Raymond Kryssing.

Knight Errant's first name was revealed in the United Kingdom profile in the Marvel Atlas series.

Mark P.'s last name was not revealed and he was only called "Mark" in the story. His last initial was seen on his employee name tag.

Profile by Proto-Man.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Knight Errant has no known connections to:


Mark P.

Mark P. (full last name unrevealed) was an employee of Eden Park Nursing Home who cared for William Matson, noticing that Matson was usually the first one in bed. One evening, Mark heard a noise from Matson's room and investigated, finding Matson attempting to latch his window. Helping Matson, Mark joked that he was like a knight in shining armor before politely asking Matson to get a good night's sleep, unaware that Matson was actually the vigilante Knight Errant.




--Excalibur I#60


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Excalibur I#60, p7, pan3 (Knight Errant, main)
Excalibur I#60, p11, pan4 (Knight Errant, headshot)
Excalibur I#59, p19, pan1 (Knight Errant on flying steed)
Excalibur I#60, p18, pan3 (Knight Errant in civilian clothes)
Excalibur I#60, p18, pan4 (Mark P.)


Appearances:
Excalibur I#59 (Late December, 1992) - Scott Lobdell (writer), Scott Kolins (pencils), Jon Holdredge, Raymond Kryssing (inks), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
Excalibur I#60 (January, 1993) - Scott Lobdell (writer), Scott Kolins (pencils), Jon Holdredge (inks), Terry Kavanagh (editor)


First Posted: 03/23/2019
Last updated: 03/23/2019

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