Purple Paladin is a former superhero, now deceased, who is held in high regard.
In I Never Looked in Your Eyes; I Never Heard Your Voice, Sistah Spooky reveals the details of Purple Paladin's death. While the official story is that he heroically sacrificed his life fighting the capeless uprising in San Antonio, the truth is that he was accidentally killed by friendly fire from the Vorpal Sword superweapon deployed by the high-ranking capes.
- "And so, my friends, let us take comfort in the words of a cape much wiser than I. As the late Purple Paladin once said: True heroes never truly die."
- -- Ear Priest, Of Fantasy Points and Aftermathiness