A Real American Hero continuity
Marvel Comics continuity
While in the High Sierras, an eagle alerted Spirit Iron-Knife to a blood trail, which let him know his friends were in trouble. He ran off to help, thanking his "brother eagle." The bird flew off but returned later to perch on Spirit Iron-Knife's shoulder once the danger was past.
Freedom managed to unmask Zartan at the defense center in "Countdown for Zartan."
He also was injured by Primords, but was found by Dusty and Flint, and was later able to save Lady Jaye in "Satellite Down."