The Lone Ranger

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Real Name
John Reid
First Appearance
WXYZ (January 30 or 31, 1933)
Fran Striker (disputed) or George W. Trendle (disputed)
Team Affliations
The Texas Rangers
Base of Operations
Skills and Abilities
Horse Riding Skills, Expert Marksman, Expert Hand to Hand Combatant
Tools and Weapons
Six Shooters

The Lone Ranger is a pulp hero of the old west who first appeared in a radio series before expanding into pulp novels, television, film and other media.

Origin[edit | edit source]

The only survivor of an ambush on a gang of six Texas rangers, John Reid was rescued by the Native American Tonto and begins to seek justice anonymously for the people as The Lone Ranger.

Biography[edit | edit source]

John Reid's life prior to becoming the Lone Ranger is largely unknown.  What is known is that he was a skilled member of the Texas Ranger division.  Together he was riding with five other rangers (including his brother Daniel) on a mission after the criminal Bartholomew "Butch" Cavendish.  However, they were betrayed by the guide leading them, allowing Butch to get the drop on them and seemingly wipe them all out.  John managed to survive but was left for dead in the rough wilderness until he was found by a Native American named Tonto.  Tonto, in fact, saved Reid due to the fact that he recognized him as someone who had saved his own life as a younger man. Tonto saved John's life, and John vowed to avenge the death of his brother and the other Rangers by catching Butch. Reid began wearing a mask he would not take off in public and was known as the Lone Ranger.

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