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The adventurer known as The Cinnamon Knight was a man named David. He was a dedicated cosplayer and thrill-seeker. Cinnamon Knight and his lover The Black Piranha would dress up in elaborate costumes and stage public fights throughout Dick Tracy's city, creating the appearance that she was a criminal and that Cinnamon Knight was a heroic vigilante.

Cinnamon Knight was a tall, athletic man whose costume was reminiscent of a medieval knight, with armor, chainmail, scabbard and visor over his face.

Broadway Bates' Plan[]

Black Piranha and Cinnamon Knight began their public escapades around the same time that Broadway Bates and Belle returned to the city. The presence of costumed adventurers annoyed Bates, and he and Belle planned a scheme to eliminate the duo.

Around this same time, Cinnamon Knight thwarted an actual robbery, and enjoyed feeling heroic. He suggested to Black Piranha that they could become genuine crime fighters. To this end, he arranged a meeting with Dick Tracy, who suggested that Cinnamon Knight could do more good by joining the police force.

That night, Belle tracked down Black Piranha and introduced herself as a costumed villainess called "Willa Scarlett". She recruited Black Piranha into a scheme to rob an armored car. Black Piranha agreed, believing that this would give her and Cinnamon Knight the opportunity to stop a serious crime.


At the scene of the robbery, Bates and his men arrived and shop at Belle and Black Piranha. Black Piranha as able to escape unharmed, and Cinnamon Knight confronted Bates' gang. Dick Tracy and the police soon arrived, and Tracy allowed Black Piranha and Cinnamon Knight to leave the scene without incident.

Vigilante No More[]

Cinnamon Knight had occasional contact with Dick Tracy after that, sometimes working as an informant. He eventually revealed to Tracy that he worked in a bank, which had been robbed electronically (by Mr. Memory, unbeknownst to David). Tracy eventually captured Mr. Memory, and David enrolled in the police academy.

David and Stephanie were expecting their first child around the time that David entered the police academy. He intended to retire the Cinnamon Knight persona since he was becoming a police officer.