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Real Life Super Heroes: Protecting Seattle And Beyond

by | 24th, November 2010

IN Seattle a plague / cape / pants of Superheroes is wrapping a protective Cosplay glove about Seattle:

Seattle police say a group of self-described superheroes have been patrolling the streets at night trying to save people from crime.

Their name?

They call themselves the Rain City Superhero Movement and say they’re part of a nationwide movement of real-life crime fighters …

Real superheros. Real costumes. Real crimes. What are their real names?

A police source said the characters go by Thorn, Buster Doe, Green Reaper, Gemini, No Name, Catastrophe, Thunder 88, Penelope and Phoenix Jones the Guardian of Seattle.

Can anyone join?

But don’t listen to Captain Ozone or Knight Owl, police were told. They’re apparently not part of the group.

Tell us a caper:

Phoenix was interviewed by detectives this month and came to police headquarters dressed in most of his costume, police said.

“(Phoenix) apologized for not being in full costume, as it was being repaired after (he) was stabbed while trying to intervene with a drug dealer and a citizen,” the police bulletin stated, according to a police source.

The man was not seriously wounded during the incident under Interstate 5, and police say he may not have actually been wounded.

Now, police were told Phoenix wears body armor, a ballistic vest, arm and leg trauma plates — and a ballistic cup.

Holy TSA-proof, Batman!

The superheroes ride around in a Kia registered to one of their godmothers. Except for Phoenix Jones, who is driven by his girlfriend.

Posted: 24th, November 2010 | In: Strange But True Comment | TrackBack | Permalink