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Quote1 --And ask yourself -- no matter how scared you are, how angry -- do you really want to become murderers? Quote2
--Black Rapier[src]

One part detective and one part engineer, Black Rapier is the local heroic icon of New Orleans. Wearing an armored fencing costume and carrying a rapier, Black Rapier has lead the Honor Guard for years before retiring in the late 2000s and letting Samaritan take over.


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Powers and Abilities[]

  • Decelerated Aging: Black Rapier has been active for many years. In order to continue his heroic career well after he should have been too old, Black Rapier created a serum which keeps him young and fit for as long as he drinks it.
  • Investigation: Black Rapier is a detective in his own right. A private eye working out of New Orleans, he is able to understand crimes and analyze where they might lead.
  • Fencing: Black Rapier's weapon shows his skill with fencing. While his electric rapier does fire electricity at short ranges he fancies taking on opponents with his weapon in close combat.
  • Engineering: While unspecified, Black Rapier has shown some proficiency with engineering. He's engineered his own slow aging serum as well as working on the alien technology that allows the Honor Guard Headquarters to fly and stay invisible.





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