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Dark Knights: Medieval Superheroes Who Have Been Around Since Centuries

Superhero-based fiction allows the writers a lot of creative freedom. Comic books have fashioned their superheroes and given them a variety of powers. A variety of superheroes have been made over the years, based on an open imagination. Characters inspired by animals, superhuman beings with strange powers, and extraterrestrial beings. There are some who were created based on a medieval theme. These superheroes are given costumes and weapons. They are connected to the past and still around today. Their medieval connection is what makes them stand out. Their connection to the middle ages makes them special and different from other modern-day heroes. Here are a few medieval superheroes who have been around for centuries.

Azreal

Azreal medieval superheroes
Azreal

Jean-Paul Valley or Azreal is a DC comic character who has appeared in multiple DC comics. He had briefly taken over as Batman for a while when Bruce Wayne is injured by Bane. Though, his appearance has changed over the years. He was originally dressed as the Avenging Angel Azrael. He was also the predecessor of the character and originates from the dark ages. The character has enhanced physical abilities and is a part of the Order of St. Dumas. It is a secret society trying to restore justice in Gotham City.

Knight and Squire

Knight and Squire medieval superheroes
Knight and Squire

Inspired by Batman and Robin duo, the characters Knight and Squire are a father-son force that protects London. Though the characters are like Batman and Robin, they’re different. Peter Sheldrake was the original Knight, while his son Cyril worked as Squire. But after his father’s death, Cyril becomes the Knight. And Beryl Hutchinson stepped up as Squire. The duo worked as official superheroes of London for a long time. Now, Hutchinson is the new Knight and Amina Eluko is the new Squire.

The Silent Knight

The Silent Knight medieval superheroes
The Silent Knight

Another one among the medieval superheroes is The Silent Knight. He is one of the three historical characters to premiere in The Brave and The Bold #1. The other two were Golden Gladiator and Prince Viking. He is a handsome young man, named Brian Kent living in Britain in the 6th century. After the death of Lord Edwin, he discovers a red helmet, silver armor, and a sword. And he titles himself the Silent Knight to protect his people. He has worked alongside many medieval characters like King Arthur’s swordsmen.

Shining Knight

Shining Knight medieval superheroes
Shining Knight

Another character related to King Arthur is Sir Justin. He is a DC comic character who first appeared in Adventure Comics #66. Being one of King Arthur’s Knights of the Round Table, he owns an armor enchanted by Merlin. Merlin enchanted Sir Justin’s Armor when the hero rescued him and titled him the Shining Knight. Also, the wizard enchanted his sword and gave his horse wings. He remained frozen for years till the modern-day.

Etrigan The Demon

Etrigan The Demon medieval superheroes
Etrigan The Demon

The fictional antihero by DC is a demon from Hell. Another character belonging to King Arthur’s era first showed up in The Demon #1. Despite being from hell, he has supported the good side. He was originally based in Gotham City and had teamed up with Batman a few times. Jason Blood was cursed by Merlin into hell. Though his look has changed his costume still has the medieval superheroes look to it.

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Written by Gargi Mishra

I am Gargi Mishra, an aspiring filmmaker. I look at the world through the viewfinder and love to study films. Write them and write about them.