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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Neutral Good: Black Knight

Giant-Size Defenders #2 reprinted an adventure of the Black Knight originally published in 1955. Set during the time of King Arthur, this version of the character battled treacherous forces while masking his true identity. To throw enemies off guard, Sir Percy of Scandia feigned cowardice under ordinary circumstances … until suiting up as the mysterious Black Knight.

Dieties & Demigods, a sourcebook for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, described King Arthur as the alignment Lawful Good. The Black Knight's clandestine chivalry, on the other hand, would more closely fall under the ethos of Neutral Good, the alignment that Dieties & Demigods ascribed to Merlin the magician. Merlin was the only one who knew Sir Percy was the Black Knight.

The modern superhero Black Knight, who appeared in early issues of the Defenders, was descended from the original version of the character.

  Lawful Good    Neutral Good    Chaotic Good  
  Lawful Neutral    True Neutral    Chaotic Neutral  
  Lawful Evil    Neutral Evil    Chaotic Evil  

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