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The Lone Warrior is a Superhero from The Golden Age of Comic Books, published by Ace in Banner Comics #3-5 and Captain Courageous Comics #6.

Stan and Dicky Carter are the sons of a scientist, who injected them with a Super Serum before he died. This serum gave them superhuman speed and strength, along with W-shaped scars on their chests. The brothers decide to use their powers to fight evil, with Stan taking the codename "Lone Warrior."


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  • Arch-Enemy: The Dictator's Shadow, Nazi spymaster and the Warrior's only recurring foe.
  • Bond Villain Stupidity: The Dictator's Shadow loves to leave the Lone Warrior in slow death traps, such as a gas chamber and a cave slowly filling up with water. Naturally, these traps are just slow enough for our hero to escape them.
  • Captain Patriotic: The Lone Warrior deliberately enlisted in the army in order to protect America, and wears a star-spangled costume.
  • Casting a Shadow: The Dictator's Shadow can create fake shadows with his ring to misdirect his enemies while he escapes.
  • Cool Car: The Lone Warrior has the Wonder Ship, which can turn into an airplane and a tank.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: The Shadow's Torture Technician prepares to execute a scientist he was interrogating by burning his skin off!
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  • Does Not Know His Own Strength: Stan accidentally breaks a strength testing machine in his first appearance.
  • Frame-Up: The baddies of Captain Courageous Comics #6 frame Stan for their murderous sabotage attempt.
  • The Mole: Wilhelm from Captain Courageous Comics #6 is the leader of a Nazi spy ring that masquerades as a laundry company so they an do murderous sabotage via clothes.
  • Non-Indicative Name: The "Lone Warrior" has a Kid Sidekick.
  • Our Giants Are Bigger: These are creatures that hail from Mongolia, about twice the height of the average man, unusually pale except for a red spot on their chest right above their heart. They have no blood outside their heart and are thusly Nigh Invulnerable unless stabbed there.
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  • Slave Mooks: In Banner Comics #5, the Dictator's Shadow uses a bunch of Mongolian giants he ordered from the Gestapo in his plan to eliminate the top brass of the US military.
  • The Sociopath: Wilhelm, a Nazi spy who pretends to run a laundromat so he can treat military uniforms to burn their wearers alive.
  • Starter Villain: Herr Kampf, a Nazi spy sent to sabotage the Army base Stan has been stationed in. He causes some damage, but is clearly subordinate to spymaster the Dictator's Shadow and is imprisoned by issue's end, never to be heard from again.
  • You Keep Using That Word: The injection that powered the Carter brothers is consistently called a "vaccination," despite not giving them any kind of immunity.

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