real-life superheroes

Phoenix Jones Has Disbanded His Superhero League, As Rex Velvet Rejoices

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Phoenix Jones has ended his league of Seattle superheroes, revealing that it was a terrible idea to invite random people to fight crime.

JOHN BUCKLAND

Real-Life Batman, Captain America saved a cat from a house fire and gave it CPR

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Two guys, one dressed as Batman and the other as Captain America, were busy entertaining children at an American Legion charity event in Milton, West Virginia, when a fire broke out at a nearby house.

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Right In The Feels: Batman And Captain America Rescued A Cat From A Burning Building

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An electrical fire in a house in Milton, West Virginia, was a little less tragic this week when Batman and Captain America rescued a cat.

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Kai the Hitchhiker shows up to court with short hair and a face tat

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(Robert Sciarrino/The Star-Ledger, via <a href="http://www.nj.com/union/index.ssf/2013/05/kai_the_hitchhiker_returns_to.html#incart_river_default" target="_blank">NJ.com</a>) Throughout history, many of the most famous visionaries have suffered seizures, from Joan of Arc to Napoleon to Alexander the Great.

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Say it Ain’t So! Kai the Hitchhiker wanted for murder in New Jersey

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Well, I kinda figured this story would eventually get really sad, but what could we do.

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Robert Downey Jr. is a real-life superhero

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I've been procrastinating on my Iron Man 3 review for the better part of an entire weekend, but before I get to that, here's a Robert Downey Jr.

FAT BRITISH BATMAN

British Batman Who Foiled Burglary Got Arrested for Burglary :-(

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Sometimes you read a story that restores your faith in humanity, like the time a portly British fellow dressed as Batman <a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2013/03/fat-british-batman-collars-a-perp" target="_blank">handed over a burglary suspect </a>at a police station in Bradford, where police had a chuckle, publicly declared that the Batman's identity was still unknown, and went about their business, because British cops are clearly much more chill than the ones in the US, where Batman would surely have been hog-tied and/or tazed.

DANNY FRAYNE

Follow-Up: Fat British Batman is actually a 39-year-old delivery man

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Last week I told you about my new favorite superhero, <a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2013/03/fat-british-batman-collars-a-perp" target="_blank">portly British Batman</a>, who fights crime by bursting into rooms and loudly demanding to know "Oi, wot's aw dis den.

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Fat British Batman collars a perp

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British Batman's costume doesn't seem to fit very well, but you can't argue with his crime-fighting skills.

EVIL CHARACTERS

Times Square Spider-Man punches a mom, Big Bird disappointed

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A guy in Times Square dressed as Spider-Man allegedly punched a 44-year-old mother of two after she didn't pay him for posing for pictures with her two kids.

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Kai the Hitchhiker got that surfboard and wetsuit he wanted

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While I'm mostly convinced that the <a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2013/02/homeless-hitchhiking-hatchet-hero-kai-gives-best-interview-ever" target="_blank">Kai the Homeless free Hitchhiker story</a> is eventually going to end in tragedy or at least mundane depression, a la the Golden-Voiced Hobo, for the time being, it's still fairly uplifting.

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Florida Man, The World's Worst Superhero, Is Now On Twitter

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A viral photo from Reddit is now a single-serving Twitter account aggregating news about the many failures of "Florida Man," the worst superhero.

life imitating art

A Mexican dude dressed like Wolverine saved people from a burning tower

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You probably missed it because you were too busy looking at cat pictures and scrolling through Buzzfeed's list of Kim Kardashian's 36 juiciest queefs (or perhaps I'm projecting), but in world news, an electrical explosion at Pemex headquarters in Mexico City <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/05/world/americas/gas-buildup-and-spark-blamed-in-pemex-blast.html" target="_blank">killed at least 37 people</a> last Thursday.

FRESNO

Homeless Hitchhiking Hatchet Hero: My new favorite IRL superhero

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Excuse my non-movie-related digression here, but I just saw this story over on <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/tv/2013/02/hatchet-wielding-hitchhiker-saves-woman-from-racist-jesus-gives-profanity-filled-interview/" target="_blank">WarmingGlow</a> and thought it deserved an immediate double post because it's probably the greatest thing I've ever seen.

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Michigan Batman facing 15 years in prison

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A Michigan man who fights injustice while dressed like Batman has pleaded not guilty to resisting and obstructing police in an investigation, crimes which, because of his repeat offender status, could get him up to 15 years in prison.

#Batman

So It Begins: Police Arrest Real-Life Superhero Over Aurora Fears

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A New Jersey man who likens himself a <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/tag/real-life-superheroes/">real-life superhero</a> was arrested last Tuesday after allegedly approaching people in a Home Depot parking lot and saying, "Anyone need some help.

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Finally, Some Good News: Make-A-Wish Kid Captures Supervillain Rex Velvet

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12-year-old Colby, AKA Special Agent C, celebrates his odds-beating birthday with a Make-A-Wish superhero mission to capture Rex Velvet.

DELOREANS

Super-Villain Rex Velvet Releases a new video

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Less than a week after <a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2012/05/real-life-superhero-phoenix-jones-spawns-real-life-supervillain-rex-velvet" target="_blank">first introducing himself </a>to the world, Rex Velvet, Seattle's real-life supervillain and self-appointed foil to real-life superhero Phoenix Jones, has released a follow-up video.

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"Real-Life Superhero" Phoenix Jones spawns "Real-Life Supervillain" Rex Velvet

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We first met Seattle's "real-life superhero" Phoenix Jones last October when he tried towho's also known as amateur MMA fighter Ben Fodor, had a story that paralleled HBO's documentary, Superheroes, about similar, self-appointed superheroes.


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