Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Allies and Enemies of the Lone Ranger and Tonto

My daughter's continuing fascination with the Lone Ranger often manifests itself as untimely requests for spontaneous storytelling. Common venues for such tales include the grocery store, the drive home from day care, and this week, while in the swimming pool for the umpteenth time since vacation began. Here is a small selection of the characters that the Lone Ranger and Tonto have encountered as I have scrambled to come up with material for wild western adventures.

RECURRING ALLIES
Captain Pierre, Louisiana ship captain and treasure hunter
Emperor Norton
The Mayor of Austin
The Miners of Silver City, Colorado
The Moon-People
Professor Smartypants, goodly steampunk inventor
Mr. Cunningham, owner of Cunningham's General Store
The Editor of the Cactus Gulch Gazette

RECURRING FOES
Dirty Dan Daniels and his brothers, the Daniels Brothers Gang
One Eyed Pete McCoy
Professor Thaddeus Q. Nasty, evil steampunk inventor
Dracula
Captain Chronos, Time Pirate