Knight-Hood is an American Real Life Superhero based out of St. Petersburg, Florida. He has been patrolling since 1989.
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Born in 1955 he was watching such television shows as The Lone Ranger and The Adventures of Superman from the cradle. This led to an early love of comic book superheroes . By age 12 just reading comics was not enough so he began to write and draw his own stories, where he first developed the hero Night-Rider (later changing the name to Knight-Rider).
In the mid-1970s, Knight-Hood married his high school sweetheart. For the next decade, the responsibilities of adulthood took over.
In 1989, Knight-Hood's wife passed from an illness with a chronic lung disease. Additionally, his home burned down shortly after her death. It was during this low point in his life after watching Tim Burton's "Batman" that he remembered his boyhood dreams of growing up to become a real life superhero. He decided to become the character that he had created as a boy. With everyone he loved now dead and having lost everything he owned he felt he had absolutely nothing to lose.
Knight-Hood started patrolling the Florida area but, after a period of time where he was unable to find any signs of crime, Knight-Hood thought about giving up. He reaized that even though robberies, rapes, muggings and murders occur in every city each night, there really is no way to know where or when they will occur. All he ever saw were lots of homeless people, prostitutes, and drug dealers, so he chose to make those his focus.
For the homeless he made brown bag lunches and he stood guard over them as they slept in parks and bus stops. For the prostitutes and drug dealers, he typed out fact sheets that informed them how many of them die each year doing what they were doing.
- "The truth is a powerful weapon," ~Knight-Hood.
He has patrolled the streets of St. Petersburg in secret usually disguised as a homeless person and wearing his mask rolled up like a hat. He only dons it when he sees an extreme emergency. His first option is always to call the police when he sees criminal activity. He always uses an alias when calling in a tip to the police, using the secret identity of a little known or golden age superhero like Richard Wentworth (The Spider), or Dan Garrett (The Blue Beetle)
In 2011, Knight-Hood discovered the RLSH community, where he has begun a dialogue with his fellow superheroes.