Here's what I thought of when I heard about the Avenger
where are you people getting your avenger info? Was there an excerpt or CB update that includes avenger?
This looks more like a witch-hunter or even a mercenary. The breastplate is very anti avenger too <.<
I thought an Avenger was a kind of witch-hunter.
Paladins defend the faithful. Avengers punish the unfaithful. There is obviously a degree of overlap (sometimes keeping your flock from harm means going out and killing the wolves in their lair), but the essence of their roles is quite distinct. Paladins work openly, their arms and armour proclaiming their allegiance, while avengers operate in the shadows, only revealing their true nature when it's time to strike.
Warhammer witch-hunters are not a bad fit for the D&D avenger, although the one in the pic Zousha posted is a little too heavily armoured.
I don't know... I think Paladins are the sword of the faith, while Avengers are more the "poisoned dagger" of the faith.
That's a better way of putting it, actually.
And here I thought paladins were always the sword of the faith.
Dresden Files reference/spoiler:For a more popular culture version, Avengers might be the Blackstaff McCoys of their orders, those charged with the burden of breaking their Codes to uphold the Orders.
I don't think there is a uniform for Avengers, they don't have the best of reputations. The Avenger doesn't even want people to know that avengers exist.
They're nothing like Paladins or Clerics; most paladins and clerics have no respect for avengers, they consider avengers to be loose cannons if not just self-righteous serial killers. Avenger's don't relate themselves to paladins or clerics, those guys do the 'people' stuff, the 'moral' stuff, the 'face' stuff, while the avenger works in the shadows and does the dirty work.
They don't wear shiny armor, armor is just for show, to let the people feel safe but the avenger knows they're not safe so faith is his armor. They don't wear priestly robes, priest robes convey purity and nobility and the avenger has neither, they're fully aware of their sins, but some sins must be done.
when I think about who the Avenger is, this comes to mind:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silas_(The_Da_Vinci_Code)
Sorry, couldn't resist.
The Assassin's Creed guy rocks my socks.
Razorclaw Shifter Avenger in her cloth armor.
For your urban AvengerShow
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