Black Knight was featured in Diamond Collectibles' Minimates line as part of a two-pack with Enchantress. Garrett was seriously wounded in a fight with Iron Man, and on his deathbed, expressed his wish that his nephew might restore the family legacy by making the 'Black Knight' a hero once again. Black Knight was featured in the HeroClix figure game. Black Knight is playable in the Masters of Evil DLC pack. © 2020 GAMESPOT, A RED VENTURES COMPANY. A scientist swept into a world of romantic adventure and mysticism, Dane Whitman is heir to a legacy that stretches back to the days of King Arthur. Embittered, he became a new Black Knight, but profaned Percy’s good name by becoming a villainous facsimile of Camelot’s champion. He also created a genetically engineered flying horse named Aragorn because I guess even villains like Tolkien? Merlin gave Sir Percy a gift, an enchanted blade forged from a meteorite, and Sir Percy used it in Camelot's defense. Bonded by tragedy, this unlikely friendship becomes the only hope of survival. Over the years, Black Knight has appeared in a handful of memorable stories. The descendant of a long line of heroes who took up the mantle of 'Black Knight,' Whitman assumed the role after his uncle Nathan Garrett had resurrected the name to partake in villainy. Unfortunately, the so-called Ebony Blade acquired a terrible curse because of all the blood Sir Percy shed with it. Click the button below to start this article in quick view. They chased him until a portal opened up that sucked Dane into Weirdworld. Regardless, Black Knight is expected to play an important role in the film, and given the fact that the movie is confirmed to touch on multiple time periods, it could introduce other characters who have worn the mantle of the Black Knight and wielded his legendary sword, the Ebony Blade. This early Marvel legend first appeared in Black Knight #1 (May 1955) and was created by Stan Lee and Joe Maneely. The dying Garrett charged Dane to adopt the mantle in his honor, and to attempt to redeem the name of the Black Knight. In 1998, Marvel Comics, which had just filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, asked Quesada and Palmiotti to work for Marvel in a more exclusive capacity, and contracted them and their Event Comics partners to produce a line of Marvel books dubbed Marvel Knights. Related: Marvel Will Have To Change One Of The Eternals' Powers. He is the author of the psychological thriller and time travel novel, "A Man Against the World." Catherine O'Hara Recreates Her Iconic Home Alone Kevin Scream, Who Is Black Knight? But, Dane Whitman, the Avenger known as the Black Knight, is a great character with a rich and surprising history that stretches back to the early days of Marvel. Having dropped out of heroism to look into allegations that his Ebony Blade was fake, Black Knight returns during the Secret Invasion and becomes a member of MI: 13. Over the years, Tom has built a strong relationship with aspects of the various fan communities, and is a Moderator on some of Facebook's largest MCU and X-Men groups. The Kingpin ties him up, unmasks him and tortures him and mocks him for being a teenager. ToyBiz released a Black Knight figure for the Marvel's Gold line. Should Merlin become consumed by the blade, it was feared that no force on earth could stop him. Sersi was attracted to him as well and the two became affectionate. The Black Knight became attracted to the Eternal and fellow teammate Sersi who was at the time, unbeknownst to him, mentally unstable due to the secret actions of a mysterious man called Proctor. Merlin picked Sir Percy to wield the weapon because he believed that only he had the mental and physical fortitude to resist the blood curse. The Marvel Knights were initially formed to capture the Punisher.[6]. He remains in the past for some time until he is rescued by the Avengers, who travel back in time to bring him back to the proper era. [8], The Marvel Knights books have had several influences on Marvel Cinematic Universe movies and TV shows. Publication history. In Marvel Comics, the Black Knight is a title that has been held by a number of heroes and villains from numerous eras in Marvel's history. The Ultimate Marvel version of the Marvel Knights team made its debut in Ultimate Spider-Man #106. So, let us go on a regal and honorable quest and check out the history of Marvel’s latest cinematic champion: the Black Knight. Factory Announces Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers", Marvel Ultimate Collection/Complete Collection, Complete Epic and Epic Collection,, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 2 October 2020, at 19:57. A teacher struggles to control a rumor spreading around his elementary school by one greedy child. on 10/07/20 He ignores the Blade's suggestions, and is among those who battle the Skrulls in London. Dane Whitman will appear in the live-action Eternals movie, portrayed by former Game of Thrones star Kit Harrington. It would make sense for Nathan Garrett to appear in Eternals in some capacity, as he could be the character who gives the Ebony Blade to the MCU's Dane Whitman. Besides Daredevil, the line-up consisted of Black Widow, Dagger, Moon Knight, Shang-Chi and Luke Cage. Whitman's Black Knight is known for wielding certain other mystic weapons as well, notably the Sword of Light and the Shield of Night. . The imprint originated in 1998 when Marvel outsourced four titles (Black Panther, Punisher, Daredevil and Inhumans) to Joe Quesada and Jimmy Palmiotti's company Event Comics; Event hired the creative teams for the Knights line while Marvel published them. Here's everything you need to know about Marvel's ultimate sword-and-sorcery hero. Dane Whitman was created by Roy Thomas, John Verpoorten and artist George Tuska and first appeared in The Avengers #47 (1967). After Sir Percy's untimely death at the hands of Mordred, the Ebony Blade passed down his line through the generations. Later, when the Eternals realized that Sersi had been infected with an Eternals disease that would drive her insane, a psychic bond between her Dane was created, in order to keep her under control. Unfortunately, long-term use of the Ebony Blade has a negative effect of the mental stability of the wearer, a result of the blood curse. Going against Captain America's wishes, Black Knight joins several other team members in an effort to destroy the Kree Supreme Intelligence, which is revealed to have been responsible for the war and the bomb. Merlin warns him that the sword will ultimately consume Percy and that all the times his spirit urged him to destroy the blade, it was only because Percy could not bear the thought of another holding the blade. He slowly started to become insane because of the curse of the Ebony Blade. In the early 1960s, he battled Hank Pym and Iron Man, and joined Baron Zemo's Masters of Evil. In the Ultimate universe, Dane Whitman is a former soldier who was rendered a quadriplegic while serving his country. As editors of Marvel Knights, Quesada and Palmiotti worked on a number of low-profile characters such as Daredevil, Punisher, The Inhumans and Black Panther,[1] encouraging experimentation and using their contacts in the independent comics world to bring in creators such as David W. Mack, Mike Oeming, Brian Michael Bendis, Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. Eobar Garrington Formosan herb had been used to put Fin Fang Foom, which gave Sage the idea. He did this because his reality's Sersi had an intimate relationship with him but later rejected him leaving him alone and distraught, his mind twisted by their bond created by the Gann Josin. The Ebony Blade's malevolent influence is strengthened by the shedding of blood, for which it has an insatiable appetite; at one time it actually turned even the noble Dane Whitman into a serial killer. Now, there is some history with the Eternals which we will get to in a bit, but not enough to make the Black Knight’s inclusion in the movie anything but surprising. He has a degree in journalism from the University of Montevallo. The go-to source for comic book and superhero movie fans. He possessed enhanced physical skills when mentally bonded to Sersi and, as Pendragon, possesses the ability to see through magical illusions. These were gifts from the Lady of the Lake, and are enchanted to act in concert; the shield can absorb energy directed at it and the sword can be used to project said energy as destructive beams.