The Escapist
The Escapist is a superhero who the title characters create for comics in the novel The Amazing Adventures of Cavalier and Klay.


Tom Mayflower was the crippled nephew of master escape artist Max Mayflower.  When Max was killed during a show, he revealed with his dying breathe that he was a member of a group dedicated to fighting evil called the League of the Golden Key.  Tom was then given a key that miraculously healed his crippled body and made him capable of incredible acts of escape artistry.