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HelpSir Steel
Ned Chapel (Earth-616) from All-New Invaders Vol 1 12 001
Information-silkReal Name Hugh Fitzwilliam Dare[1]
Information-silkCurrent AliasSir Steel
Information-silkAliasesNed Chapel
Information-silkAffiliationFreedom's Five, Partner of Silver Squire
Information-silkBase Of OperationsEurope during World War I
Information-silkIdentitySecret Identity
Information-silkCitizenshipUnited Kingdom
Information-silkOccupationMember of the Freedom Five; former blacksmith
Information-silkCreatorsRoy Thomas, Frank Robbins
First AppearanceAppearance of Death

Ned Chapel was a manor blacksmith on the Armatage Estate who was was gifted with the enchanted armor of Sir Steel. He fought for England during the First World War, and joined the Freedom's Five.[2]

Early in the war he became a member of the Freedom's Five, and served with them throughout the war.[3]

In 1917, when the Freedom's Five were in their base planning an attack on a mad scientist called Dr. Ursula Frankenstein, the heroes received a message that mysterious creatures were attacking the streets of London, which were later revealed to be invaders from Mars. The invasion was repelled with the help of a mysterious team with high-tech led by a man later identified as Eben Stafford, and the aliens were forced to flee.

He died in 1919, during an influenza epidemic.[2]




He was an excellent swordsman and hand-to-hand combatant.


Sir Steel wore a full platemail suit of armour


He brandished a sword.

  • Despite having been named in Vampires: The Marvel Undead #1, he appeared as Ned Chapel in All-New Invaders #12. Though this may seem to suggest that the two are different characters, there has been no proof that the original Sir Steel had been replaced.

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