Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!==History== Cavendish is an outlaw leader and the most frequently used foe of the Lone Ranger. He has appeared in somewhat different forms in radio broadcasts, TV episodes, comic books, print stories and movies. In all media, Butch Cavendish is a sadistic outlaw who robs and kills just for the sake of doing it. His actions attracted the attention of the Texas Rangers and Captain [[Dan Reid Sr.|Dan Reid]]. Cavendish secretly hired a scout named [[Collins]] to act as a guide for Reid and his band of Rangers (In some versions, Collins was secretly a member of Cavendish's gang while in others he was a Ranger who Cavendish bribed), luring them into a narrow pass called [[Bryant's Gap]] where Cavendish and his men were waiting in ambush. Convinced that all six of the Rangers were dead, Cavendish continued about his business. Unfortunately for him, one of the Rangers, Dan's younger brother John (the name John was first used in the 1981 movie), survived after being found by Tonto, who had nursed him back to health. As he recovered, John vowed to bring Cavendish and his gang to justice. He took on the identity of the Lone Ranger and set out after the gang. Over an unspecified period of time, the Masked Man and Tonto pursued and captured most of the other members of the gang including Collins, causing Cavendish's organization to disintegrate. Eventually, the [[Lone Ranger]] caught up with Cavendish himself, who was tried and sentenced to life imprisonment for his crimes. Cavendish went on to be the last surviving member of his gang as the others were either killed before their arrest, executed by hanging, or died while in prison. In the radio series' 20th anniversary episode "The Return of Butch Cavendish", the outlaw escaped from prison to hunt down the Lone Ranger; he catches up with him and his nephew Dan Reid Jr. at Bryant's Gap and from an elevated position begins firing on them grazing the Lone Ranger's shoulder. Unaware of who is doing the shooting, The Lone Ranger has Dan fire back as a diversion while he sneaks up behind the shooter. Seeing that it's Cavendish, the Lone Ranger attacks him and the two mortal enemies fight furiously. The Lone Ranger temporarily fights Cavendish off, but when he charges at him to finish him once and for all the Lone Ranger manages to throw him over the cliff. The Lone Ranger then takes off his mask and forces the mortally injured Cavendish to see his face, making sure that Cavendish would die knowing the true identity of the man who ended his criminal reign, the sole survivor of the massacre at Bryant's Gap. Cavendish recognizes him but swears he saw him die. Furious that the man who broke up his gang was a survivor of the ambush, Cavendish finally dies as he weakly makes one last attempt to grab the Lone Ranger by the throat. Summary: Please note that all contributions to the Lone Ranger Wiki are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://loneranger.fandom.com/wiki/Butch_Cavendish"