Mortimer Drake was a man of exotic and idiosyncratic taste. When he found himself unable to purchase more exotic valuables for his collection legally, he resorted to theft. Donning a costume resembling that of a Musketeer, he called himself the Cavalier. He first appeared in Detective Comics #81 (September 23, 1943). His course of actions ultimately brought him into conflict with Batman and Robin. Drake matched wits against Batman and Robin several times, and escaped them in each encounter, but Batman was able to deduce the Cavalier’s identity, leading to Drake’s eventual imprisonment. The Cavalier has no superhuman abilities. He is however, a good athlete, and a skilled hand-to-hand combatant, and swordsman. He carries a rapier that emits electric blasts. The feather plume on the Cavalier’s hat is actually a steel tipped dart.