Josephus Paragon believed in the good of the world. His family came from a long line of knightly figures and that motif did not elude him when he became the Purple Paladin , a protector knight of Annual City.
In the 1960's he was killed in a small alien attack where his armor was pushed to its limits and exploded, saving the city but dooming himself.
Because of his bravery and unyielding faith in humanity, the heroes of Annual City call themselves the Paragons in remembrance of this fallen hero.
Powerful armor that was powered by an unknown source. Able to punch hard, fly, conjure an energy sword and shield.