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Knights of Pendragon
CURRENT MEMBERS: Albion (Peter Hunter), Sir Gawain (robot),
Francesca Lexley Grace, Breeze James FORMER MEMBERS: Adam Crown, Ben Gallagher (deceased), Kate
McClellan, Union Jack (Joseph Chapman) BASE OF OPERATIONS: The Green Chapel, Avalon; formerly
Camelaird Farm, Wiltshire FIRST APPEARANCE: Knights of Pendragon #1 (1990)
HISTORY: Since the days of King Arthur, and possibly earlier,
the mystical Green Knight has granted Pendragon spirit-power to
certain individuals in times of great need. In recent times the
Pendragon of Sir Gawain possessed policeman Dai Thomas. Dai, Captain
Britain and journalist Kate McClelian encountered the Green
Knight, who was weakening due to mankind's environmental abuse.
Dai sacrificed his power to bolster the Knight's failing strength.
Shortly after, a Pendragon possessed Kate McClellan's son Cam,
who fell into the clutches of the Bane, the Pendragons' arch foes
led by Grace. Cam's teacher, Peter Hunter, formerly the Merlin
Pendragon-powered hero Albion, gathered several Pendragons to
fight the Bane: Union Jack (Lancelot), Kate McClellan (Guinevere),
and author Ben Gallagher (Percival). Aided by Captain Britain,
Iron Man, and the Green
Knight, the Pendragons prevented an attempted resurrection of
Bane demi-god the Red Lord (Bodb Derg), saved the Spanish town
of Joselito from toxic devastation, and seemingly defeated Grace.
Peter took the spirit from Cam, regaining his former powers.
The Knights of Pendragon set up a base of operations at Camelaird
farm in Wiltshire with assistance from Tony Stark. Union Jack,
Kate, and Ben fought Bane ivory poachers in Wakanda with help
from the Black Panther,
and the Invisible
Woman. The Bane conspired to separate the team, and picked
the Pendragons off one by one. With Ben and Union Jack dead and
the Black Panther hospitalized, Albion was then executed as part
of a ceremony to resurrect the Red Lord. Adam Crown (King Arthur)
sensed their deaths and traveled to Avalon.
The Green Knight resurrected all the dead Pendragons, as Adam
summoned every Pendragon past or present, including the Black
Panther, Captain Britain, Dai Thomas, and Iron Man, in order to
fight the Bane's army. Adam drove the Bane spirit out of Grace,
forcing the enemy to withdraw, Ben Gallagher died in combat, prompting
Kate to leave the team and finish Ben's book.
Fortunately, the team gained three new Pendragons: former Bane
leader Grace (Morgause), the robotic Sir Gawain, and former Mys-Tech
operative Breeze James (Guinevere). In doing so they made an enemy
of Magpie, who tried to capture Gawain. However, his attempt failed
and Gawain went on to prove himself a worthy member of the team
when he single-handedly prevented the Bane's attack upon a nuclear
reactor in Cape Wrath, Northern Scotland. During an adventure
with Spider-Man and
the Warheads, the Pendragons hurled a bomb into interdimensional
space in order to prevent the devastation of the planet Arakne.
Unbeknownst to them it fell through a dimensional portal to Earth-313
and ravaged that planet's environment.
Returned to their own Earth, the Knights had various other adventures,
fighting the evils of Baron
Blood, Mys-Tech, and Shadow Wing,
but their actions would come back to haunt them. The Lemurians
of Earth-313 recruited Death's Head (Minion) and Magpie in an
attempt to get revenge on the Knights, but Magpie had a secret
agenda: to summon the Red Lord. Death's Head defeated Magpie,
and Adam Crown drove the Red Lord back into his own realm, becoming
trapped with him. Albion, Breeze and Gawain traveled to Earth-313
to help rebuild the planet, leaving only Grace and Union Jack
to defend their home planet. Albion has since fought Mys-Tech
alongside the Dark Guard, and Union Jack has recently moved on
to the new Invaders.
Dai Thomas confronted Green Knight (The Knights of Pendragon #6,
Prevented resurrection of Red Lord (The Knights of Pendragon #12,
Battled Bane in Avalon (The Knights of Pendragon #18, 1991)
Fought alongside Spider-Man on planet Arakne (The Knights of Pendragon
Adam Crown defeated Red Lord (The Knights of Pendragon #15, 1993)
from The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Teams 2005