Category: CHARACTERS

KID GALAHAD

kid-galahadReal Name: Jerry Randall

Identity/Class: Normal human

Occupation: Lawyer

Aliases: the Kid Whiz, Galahad, White Knight, Knight Watchman

Affiliations: Whiz Kids, Round Table of America

History: Kid Galahad was groomed from a young age to fight crime and the Kid Whiz dedicated his life to that pursuit. Along the way, he passed on some of what he learned to other youthful crimefighters as the leader of a team that became known as the Whiz Kids. He spent some time in New York City studying with an aged master of Japanese martial arts.

Galahad dropped the “Kid” from his name when he entered college and left Midway City. Yearning to not only stop criminals but to see them locked away, Jerry studied law. After graduation, he returned to Midway City to work for the District Attorney by day and patrol the streets at night as Galahad. The demands of two full time jobs stretched Jerry to the limit and when the time came to make a decision, Galahad won out.

Inspired by Ultiman’s example, Galahad vowed to become a symbol of hope for the citizens of Midway City. Leaving the “night shift” to the Watchman, Galahad began operating during the daylight hours to become a visible presence in Midway. He worked with the police and the FBI, fighting not only crime but also corruption.

Meanwhile, Jerry became a corporate lawyer and a partner in the family business. He married his long time girlfriend Maggie and they bought a large mansion on Midway City’s famed Platinum Coast. Once owned by smugglers, Jerry converted the secret basement into the Dungeon, his own version of the Watch Tower.

Over the years the Watchman and Galahad fought crime individually and as a team. Galahad replaced his mentor in the Round Table of America and came to be regarded as the team leader by even the older members.

The Knight Watchman retired in his mid 50s, still in peak mental and physical condition, but age was catching up to him. Confident in Galahad’s abilities, Reid devoted himself to his career as an international fashion designer and to running the family financial empire.

Noting an increase in crime after Reid’s retirement, Jerry often adopted the Knight Watchman identity to patrol the city. In this way he could strike fear into the hearts of criminals by night and offer hope to the city by day as Galahad, the White Knight.

KNIGHT WATCHMAN

KNIGHT WATCHMAN

KNIGHT WATCHMANReal Name: Reid Randall

Identity/Class: Normal human.

Occupation: Fashion designer

Affiliations:

Earth B: Knights of Justice

Earth A: Round Table of America

Enemies: Mr. Mask, Quizmaster, Grandfather Clock, Pink Flamingo, Baron Fledermaus, El Diablo, Cheshire Cat

Known Relatives: Jerry Randall/Kid Galahad (nephew), Ma Randall (mother), Ted (older brother, deceased), Janet (sister-in-law, deceased)

Aliases: Twilight Paladin, Purple Pimpernel

Base of Operations: the Watchtower, Midway City, Earth A

Powers/Abilities: world class decathlon athlete, skilled fighter, detective

History: College student and Olympic hopeful Reid Randall was called home to Midway City when mobsters attempted to take over the family garment business. His older brother Ted and his wife Janet were killed by a car bomb and Reid vowed to avenge their deaths, deciding that the whole warehouse district needed a guardian to protect it from the mob.

Wearing a simple homemade costume and mask to protect his identity, and using his athletic skills, Reid defeated the gang single-handedly. He dressed his downed opponents in women’s clothes and left them tied up for the police. During the fight, one of the gang had referred to Reid as a night watchman. Recalling how his mother had referred to him as her “knight in shining armor”, the Knight Watchman was born to protect the innocents from criminals.

The wooden water tower on the roof of a warehouse became the Watch Tower, where the Knight Watchman began his nightly vigil over the city. The building below was the real secret headquarters, housing a laboratory, training area and the garage which housed the motorcycle known as the “Iron Horse” and later, the high performance automobole known as the WatchWagon.

Reid’s nephew Jerry Randall soon entered the war on crime, claiming that “every knight needs a squire!” A knight in training, Jerry adopted the guise of Kid Galahad and together the two became the terror of the Midway City underworld.

Midway City was the most dangerous and corrupt city in America, run by mobsters who had fought a continual gang war for control since the Great depression. But instead of simple mobsters, the Twlite aces were soon facing Mr Mask, whose disfigured, clay-like face could be reshaped to look like anyone else; former game show writer the Quizmaster; the rotund, top-hatted Grandfather Clock; and the sinister, smiling Pinkerton Fleming, a.k.a. the Pink Flamingo.

Aside from Galahad, the Knight Watchman’s closest friend was Ultiman. Known as “the World’s Best Friends”, they shared many adventures together and with the Round Table of America, an assemblage of America’s best & brightest heroes which they established at the request of President Kennedy.

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