Chevalier is driven and focused, able to serve as an inspiration to others in his determination to save people as a hero. He was willing to credit Weaver with the maneuver that turned the tide against Echidna.
This drive could get him into trouble at times. An alternate version of him would have continued an assault to accomplish an objective regardless of casualties. Chevalier in the timeline that substantiated actually cares. His difference from this planned version can be attributed to his time in the Wards among other developments.
Chevalier wears a distinctive silver-and-gold armor and wields a cannonblade - a cross between a two-handed sword and a gun.
During Gold Morning he integrated parts of the Simurgh's wing and Behemoths severed foot into his armor and sword. It is unknown if the armors new black and red coloring are from the addition of these parts or if it was an aesthetic choice by Chevalier.
As a child, he wore makeshift armor and carried a club.
Chevalier has the power to combine the properties of several items into one - selectively taking their attributes into his primary weapons.
He can adjust which properties to use on the fly, making his weapons heavier, larger, sharper, etc. when it provides the most benefit. He can enlarge his weapons while they're embedded in something, damaging it. He could apply the properties of one to only a portion of another, take the appearance of one and the properties of another, and manipulate the properties to a point in-between those of two different items he'd combined.
His power is interfered with by some space-warping effects, such as in the core of an Endbringer, or Foil's power, causing the individual objects to separate. He needed stamina and concentration to use his power.
His power also grants him the ability to see certain details of other capes' trigger events, or even metaphorical visions of their passengers, as a sort of overlay when he looks at them. People who had had second trigger events had a noticeable intensity to them. The images grew more distinct when people used their powers. Viewing Eidolon's gave him a migraine after long periods. It was considered classified information,
He habitually used a "cannon-blade", constructed by overlaying multiple swords with identical cannons built in; and a suit of armor. Both were specially constructed so that the different versions matched up as much as possible.
Chevalier triggered during a car crash as a kid, and he found out later his brother was kidnapped during the confusion; the crash had been deliberately set up by a kidnapping ring called the "Snatchers". Three years later, he heard about the group again, and was almost given the codename "Relentless" for the way in which he pursued them. After taking them down, he was recruited into the Inaugral Wards Team team by Alexandria. He became friends with Hannah, even having a short relationship in high-school before they drifted apart, both being becoming too busy.
Held a press conference for when Weaver was welcomed into the Protectorate.
Informed Weaver of the compromise that Glenn Chambers proposed that allowed her to join the wards and by extension the Protectorate.
As the leader of the Protectorate, he participated in the Battle against Behemoth. In the early stages he met with Tattletale and Accord to plan the attack on Endbringer only to be attacked by the rogue Yangban member intent on gaining revenge against the later thinker. Coming to in the hospital he was briefed by Tattletale regarding the situation and personally entering single combat against Behemoth with the help of Usher's power.
He rallied the Protectorate forces against the threat. He was wounded in the initial engagement and refused healing so he could actually get work done. He had to deal with visits from Ingenue. Eventually he had a meeting with Legend and planed some last ditch tactics. Glaistig Uaine came to talk to him.
Following the Rise of Khepri and the end of Gold Morning, Chevalier helped head one of the known factions, the Wardens - forming from the remnants of the Protectorate - alongside Legend, and was there when Valkyrie was inaugurated.
According to a conversation between Ingenue and Teacher, Ingenue and Chevalier held some sort of relationship post-Gold Morning, though this is ending or has ended as of the conversation.
According to Valkyrie, Chevalier is the keeper of the "Destroyer" shard. An unusual title compared to the other titles given, it's believed by some fans that Chevalier's Shard was the one the entities used to end the Cycle based on his ability to combine properties possibly being able to redistribute energy in the scales needed, and that "Destroyer" is to honor it's role in the Cycle.
↑ 2.02.1He could see the shadows, as he now thought of them. [...] Glimmers of memories and dreams, the conclusion had been, after long discussions with Eidolon and the parahuman researchers. An effect of the thinker power required to manage his own ability, tied to trigger events in some fashion. [...] His ability to see the ‘shadows’ about people was an extension of this power. He could see the general makeup of the two weapons, the phantom images, the underlying physics, in lines and shapes and patterns. - Excerpt from Interlude 24
↑The Chariot "Upright: Control, willpower, victory, assertion, determination Reversed: Lack of control and direction, aggression"
He overcame his rage and his quest for vengeance as a youth and became a hero, perhaps the one most definitive of determination, willpower and strength. - Major Arcana, bolded addition by Wildbow.
↑“We’ll need our Black Knight, Hannah,” Partisan said. “We bait them into a fight, then sic him on them. He’ll be able to win as long as it’s parahumans he’s fighting. Colin’s squad flanks and infiltrates, my squad scouts and Clarent maintains a defensive line.”
“And if these superweapons attack while our forces are elsewhere?”
“They aren’t attacking. They’re just… there.”
“But if they do attack? If they’re there for this exact eventuality?” the gunwoman asked.
“We’ll push on, striking for the Shepherd’s headquarters, and the rest hold out.”
“It’s the only option. We’ve got two of the strongest parahumans around on our side,” Partisan said, his voice a little louder. - Excerpt from Interlude 29
↑We’ll also create a sub-group for minors with powers, so we can strictly structure their environment and development. - Excerpt from Interlude 15.z
↑“I believe it,” Chevalier said. “But the cynic-believer relationship, that was something Myrddin and I joked about. Word for word, your quip just now, you borrowed that from the files.” - Excerpt from Interlude 28
↑“Let me go, and I’ll be good.” Chevalier glanced at Narwhal. "You’re too soft,” Narwhal said. “You wouldn’t?” “I would, but I still think you’re too soft.” - Excerpt from Interlude 28
↑ Parahumans IRC said: Wildbow: Armsmaster appears in the posters and such of the top Protectorate heroes. Wildbow:When they do the image of everyone standing in a 'v' formation Parahumans IRC said: Wildbow: Nah. Legend in front, Alex and Eidolon to the left and right, respectively. Then Myrddin, Chev, Cinereal, Narwhal, Rime, Exalt, Armsmaster, Dragon suit silhouette in the background, wings echoing the wings of the PRT logo over their heads. - IRC conversation archived on Spacebattles
↑Chevalier – A major member of the Protectorate, heading the Philadelphia branch. Wears an ornate suit of knight’s armor and carries a trademark cannonblade, which is both a bastard sword and a gun. His power lets him grow and/or condense his gear, rendering it larger or more durable, while he ignores any alterations in weight or scale. - Basic Cast Page
↑His sword wasn’t much better. The ceramic properties he’d applied to the edge were heat-resistant, but the remainder of the weapon were growing more nebulous in shape, the hottest parts of the metal flowing down to obscure the edge.- Excerpt from Interlude 24
↑He’d drawn them into one blade, with the appearance of the larger, the properties of the smaller. [...] Combining the first blade with this one proved more difficult. He granted the weapon the appearance of this blade, gave it the cutting edge, but retained the lightweight mass and the durability of the largest weapon.- Excerpt from Interlude 24
↑Chevalier focused his power on his blade, making it as large as he could.
The size of the weapon and the effect of the firing pin seemed to help with the jammed mechanism. That, or the transition to being closer to his largest blade had shifted something in a fractional way.- Excerpt from Interlude 24
↑“And you beat them,” the dark haired girl said, disbelieving.
“We didn’t lose!” Newter crowed.
“It was a close call,” Gregor added his own two cents. “Chevalier is leader of Protectorate in Philadelphia. Myrddin leads Protectorate of Chicago. These are people whole world recognizes. They got positions protecting big cities in America because they are strong, because they are smart and talented. We got the job done, as we always do, and we walked away.” - Excerpt from Interlude 5
↑Weaver spoke up, “I noted Shatterbirds and Burnscars leaving, some Damsels, bunch of others I didn’t catch, but they had weapons and I’m thinking Winter or Crimson. There were some I parsed as hostages, but it’s only in retrospect that I’m thinking they were Nice Guys.”
“The second group made their way to New York.”
“Bonesaw and a captive Nilbog that’s apparently rigged to create things on demand,” Weaver said. “Crawlers, Breeds and a handful of others I didn’t identify.”
↑Once they are reformed, they leech all of the heat and energy from countless worlds and concentrate it in a single reality. The energy boils the oceans of silt-choked waters, disintegrates the landmasses.
The energy is released, and the planet shatters.
The shattering is so extreme that it extends into other worlds, through the same channels that the fragments used to extend into other realities. Every single one of the remaining habitable worlds is destroyed in the ensuing blast. Interlude 26