The Arabian Knight wielded a "magic carpet" that responded solely to his mental commands. The carpet could levitate off the ground and propel itself through the air at any speed that the Knight commanded. The Arabian Knight seldom had it fly beyond the speed at which he could breathe, approximately 90 miles per hour. The carpet could levitate to any height the Knight commanded it, although he hadn't attempted to fly higher than 20,000 feet, the point at which the atmosphere became too thin to breathe. Besides its use as transportation, the carpet could be commanded to perform such feats as wrapping around an object or person, or rolling itself into a cylinder and striking like a whip or battering ram. The carpet, empowered by unknown magical forces, was virtually impervious to harm.
Bedouin chieftain, trader, covert operative, adventurer
Formerly Pantheon; undercover (fakely-reluctant) member of Desert Sword,
The Arabian Knight debuted and obtained his powers and magic gear in Incredible Hulk #257 - but by then he already had a first cameo appearance flying in Incredible Hulk #250, which happened chronologically before #257. When reader Wally Neville wrote to ask how this was possible, the Marvel team responded simply, "Good question."
BASE OF OPERATIONS
Mobile; region of Saudi Arabia and Ahmet, Egypt
Incredible Hulk #250 (May, 1980)
Arabian Night (Pantheon code-name)
PARENTS AND RELATIVES
unidentified ancestor (deceased);
Thunderbolts #55 (October, 2001)