Ever since the summer of 1936 there has been a nocturnal man of mystery stalking the busy streets and quiet laneways of Montreal. A shadowy avian figure garbed in black, brown, and gold, flitting between rooftops. Striking a blow in the night for Justice. It wasn’t Long before the press of the time caught wind of the name that was found scrawled at the bottom of the notes left pinned to the thugs the police began to find left for them in various parts of the city. That’s when the name "Night Hawk" entered the consciousness of the city. The French language press equally eager to embrace this mysterious, and romantic figure, simply called him "le Faucon Noir".
Since that time there has almost always been a Night Hawk perched above the city, ready to swoop out of the darkness and put right the wrongs committed in the dark nights of Montreal.
The mantel of the Night Hawk has been passed down to perhaps 4 different Individuals since his initial appearance in the 1930’s, and not every iteration of Montreal's Night-time champion has been male. When it comes to Night Hawks it seems that the female of the species is every bit as determined and effective in their chosen duties as the male.
From time to time the Night Hawk has been seen in the company of a fledgling crime fighter, clad in bright scarlet. These “sidekicks” have taken on the nom-de-geurre of “Cardinal”.
The Inspirations I had for Night Hawk are basically very similar to the ones that I had for Midnight (Bat-Man, The Shadow , The Phantom, and a little bit of the Original Space Ghost and Blue Falcon) But I feel that even though they come from similar Inspirations they will end up be very different Characters.
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The Independant World New Service (IWNS) was founded in 1954 in direct response to the accusations, and actions, of Senator Joseph "Tail Gunner Joe" McCarthy (1954) during the "McCarthy Hearings" held under the auspices of the Senate Committee on Government Operations, and it's Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. IWNS was the brainchild of Inventor, Aircraft Manufacture and Philanthropist Gregory Lennart.
Lennart remembered well how the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC, or House Committee on Un-American Activities, HUAC or HCUA) had destroyed the lives of many innocent people in 1947. The fact that many of the victims of the HUAC were high profile celebrities, only made them easier targets. At the time of the HUAC Mr. Lennart had been forced to sit and watch as one of his close personal friend's life was torn asunder, The Press of the time luxuriated in regurgitating every spurious, salacious and, malicious accusation made against him by the committee. By the time the testimony was done, and the final report of the committee was issued, his friend had been unfairly reduced to a pariah in the eyes of the American public, and had no real choice but to leave Hollywood and the U.S.
When Mr. Lennart saw Sen. McCarthy beginning to abuse his Position as chairman of the Subcommittee on Investigations, and use it as his personal "witch hunt" against many of America's costumed heroes (many of whom had served honourably in WWII), as well as other high profile citizens; he knew that the American People, and the World needed and un-biased and independent source of news and information to help them form their own opinions on the goings on in Congress.
Lennart Knew that if Sen. McCarthy managed to destroy the reputations of these Heroes, and the others that
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This Entry is Inspired by the FortKnight Reports from Unit One News that have been appearing on Facebook and the Monkey House Games Forums. These reports are fleshing out current events in the Might Protectors Campaign Setting, and they're really fun to read. This lead me to believe that something like this would be Useful / Good in the Vigilant Campaign Setting.
Last Edit: Nov 13, 2018 17:18:51 GMT -5 by Midnight