Monthly Archives: January 2014
Super Hero Biography
Everyone knows Zorro but who was the man behind the mask/bandanna? Don Diego de la Vega was a Californian noble during the rule of the Spanish Empire. He became Zorro to avenge the helpless, to punish cruel politicians, and to aid the oppressed. Zorro was a legendary crusader who is only to appear in great times of hardship and oppression. He marked his work with a “Z”. Zorro preferred to preform his work stealthily as his name implies (Zorro is Spanish for fox). Zorro rode a black stallion named Tornado, carried a rapier, and a bullwhip. In his first appearance, he had a pistol but it was never seen again after.
Star Lords out.
Super Hero Biography
In, today’s post we will be learning the story of an ex-Texas Ranger: The Lone Ranger. John Reid is the western super hero known as the Lone Ranger (and also the great uncle of the Green Hornet). This all started during a manhunt for Butch Cavendish with his father and brother. Cavendish gunned down the whole party but miraculously John survived and was nursed back to health by a native American named Tonto. Realizing he was the last Texas Ranger, he named himself the Lone Ranger and fashioned a mask from his brother’s shredded shirt. After bringing Cavendish to justice, he decided to make it his life’s mission to fight crime. Tonto decided to be his partner. The Ranger’s main horse, Silver, became his horse after the ranger saved it from a raging buffalo. The Lone Ranger has two Colt .45 pistols loaded with silver bullets, this being due to his code (one of his strong beliefs being that his silver bullets, like life, are precious and not to be wasted).
The Lone Ranger Code
Throughout all of The Lone Ranger’s history, his code of ethics has remained the same.
- that to have a friend, a man must be one.
- that all men are created equal and that everyone has within himself the power to make this a better world.
- that God put the firewood there, but that every man must gather and light it himself.
- in being prepared physically, mentally, and morally to fight when necessary for that which is right.
- that a man should make the most of what equipment he has.
- that “this government, of the people, by the people, and for the people,” shall live always.
- that men should live by the rule of what is best for the greatest number.
- that sooner or later…somewhere…somehow…we must settle with the world and make payment for what we have taken.
- that all things change, but the truth, and the truth alone lives on forever.
I believe in my Creator, my country, my fellow men.
Star Lord out.
Hi-yo Silver away!