Canadian Crusader™

Heroes Past and Present

This is an original story by Mike Artelle about the Canadian Crusader.™

The story was originally a puppetry play that concluded a three-part story along with the Pythor and Perseus shows. It premiered at the Puppets Up International Festival in 2006, and was performed at locations throughout the Ottawa area. For these live shows, the puppet of Griffon Shadow ™ was used as the hero's nemesis Icicles Man ™.

Mike is presently working on a Comic Book version of the Canadian Crusader ™ story and has created several other Canadian superheroes that will be added here soon!

Characters

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Canadian Crusader™

Stats
Type: Human
Alter Ego: Melvin Maples, an officer of the Regal Mounted Canadian Patrol (RMCP).
Traits: Politeness, well mannered, and compassionate. Likes to wear his underwear on the outside of his tights. Able to leap beaver dams in a single bound.
Special Powers: He can fly, he can play the entire "Rockford Files" theme song on a single blade of grass, and can eat poutine at 3:00 AM.
Weakness: Can be a tad self-absorbed at times.
Origin: Born in Ontario. He became a Mountie which eventually lead to the mishap that turned him into Canadian Crusader.
All contents of this website © Mike Artelle, 2014. All rights reserved.

Melvin Maples™

Stats
Type: Human, an officer of the Regal Mounted Canadian Patrol (RMCP).
Alter Ego: Canadian Crusader
Traits: Honoured to be part of the RMCP force. Always strives to do his best. He loves his loyal pet horse, Pancake.
Special Powers: Trampled by a heard of buffalo, yet somehow survived.
Weakness: Can't sleep unless he's wearing flannel pyjamas and has his stuffed elephant, named Snugglebum.
Origin: Lives in Ontario with his Mom.