Simon Templar

Real Name: Simon Templar (possibly)

Identity/Class: Normal human

Occupation: Adventurer, thief

Affiliations: Patricia Holm, Orace

Enemies: Chief Inspector Claud Eustace Teal

Known Relatives: Unidentified son (see comments)

Aliases: Sebastian Tombs, Sullivan Titwillow, Sugarman Treacle, others

Base of Operations: Mobile

First Appearance: Meet the Tiger (publisher Ward Lock, September 1928)

Powers/Abilities: Quick witted, resourceful and inventive, good fighter.

History: The early life of the man who came to be known as the Saint remains a mystery; though he most commonly went by the name Simon Templar, it was by no means certain that this was his birth name, and throughout his many escapades, he let slip very little about his origins, though it is known he came from humble origins. What is known is that the adult Simon Templar became an adventurer and a thief, but also a gentleman. Though he financed his extravagant lifestyle of fast cars, smart clothes and the finest clubs through larceny, he was careful always to chose villainous targets to steal from, and he gave away much of what he purloined to those in need. He was also a crusader, and if a good cause came to his attention, he rarely hesitated in coming to its aid, helping those who had been wronged by society's true villains; though wanted by the authorities (often personified by Inspector Claud Teal of Scotland Yard) and by nature somewhat of a lone wolf, Templar would readily assist and collaborate with those same authorities if the case warranted it. He enjoyed a string of dalliances with beautiful women, but his most constant companion was Patricia Holm, who seemed happy enough to allow him to stray, perhaps secure in the knowledge that he would always return to her.

Comments: Created by Leslie Charteris. The Saint has been played on television and the big screen by Roger Moore, Ian Ogilvy and Val Kilmer.

Leslie Charteris wrote an outline detailing how the Saint met his son which author Ian Dickerson later developed into a novel; however, neither have been published and the son of the Saint—so far—has very much not been cast into canon.

CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with

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