It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s… Phoenix Jones? Okay, so this superhero may not fly, but he prowls the mean streets of Seattle to make sure its denizens are safe, sound, and abiding by the law. Jones is no cop, but ever since his small son was injured in a carjacking, the real-life superhero has been taking police matters into his own hands. In that incident, neither bystanders—busy shooting Youtube videos on their smartphones—nor the police prevented the incident or helped afterwards. It was an experience he never forgot. The mixed martial arts fighter soon ordered a Batman suit over the Internet, applied some gold paint, and his nighttime alter ego “The Guardian of Seattle” was born.
As the leader of the “Rain City Superhero Movement”, Jones has prevented countless fights, robberies, sexual assaults, drug deals, acts of vandalism, and even a terrorist attack. While the local police remain skeptical, the public clearly is enamored with Jones as you can see in the latest video from The Avant/Garde Diaries, celebrating him like a rock star, and snapping pictures with the real-life superhero.