Well, the results are in and we have a winner in the Silent Swashbuckler Tournament!
In addition to launching Doug’s career as a costumed swashbuckler, his work with the Zorro character laid the groundwork for the continuing popularity of the series. Fairbanks introduced the half-mask, the all-black wardrobe, the incessant Z-carving and (in the sequel) the whip as a favored weapon.
It’s no exaggeration to say that Fairbanks pretty much invented the adventure fantasy as we know it and thank goodness.
Thank you so much for voting in the tournament and I hope you found lots of great silent adventure recommendations.