Real Name: William Matson
Identity/Class: Human (British) (World War II era
to modern era) technology user
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
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)
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
(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
Profile by Proto-Man.
Knight Errant has no known connections to:
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.
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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.)
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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