Real life Superhero alert!…
Remaining anonymous to protect his true identity, this ballsy British banker has declared his very own war on crime in England’s second city: Birmingham. This normal-looking English chap crunches numbers in a boring office by day. By night however, he becomes… ‘The Statesmen’ and fights crime on Birmingham’s back-streets, just like our favourite, fictional, valiant vigilantes.
In full uniform: The Statesmen is adamant that even his girlfriend doesn’t know about his new-found nocturnal, crime-fighting exploits, which is surprising to say the least. Firstly, that he even has a girlfriend is great news for everyone. But, if by chance she happens to hear about the slightly podgy banker who’s taken to crime-fighting in the evenings and works in the Birmingham area, there’s a good chance she’ll smell a rat. It’s lucky there’s nothing distinctive about his face…
Former soldier in the Territorial Army, The Statesmen carries a first-aid kit when on patrol. He also carries a torch and a notepad for writing down ‘important crime-fighting information’. An outdated mobile phone completes his ‘utility-kit’ and comes in handy if he ever needs to call for backup… from the Police.
Should we be proud of The Statesmen? Nope.
Should we be mad at him for ruining the cool and edgy nature of the stories we love? Should stories like Kick-Ass be held accountable for this crazy behavior?
Who cares. What a banker.
Is fighting actual crime, or is he just a costumed “neighbourhood-watch”?
That costume is a crime against something.
Looks like “Union Jack” needs a treadmill.
I think, if you asked him… he’s fighting crime. The reality is, he’s probably just the neighbourhood weirdo, excuse me, watcher. What you thinking, Ed? Is he cool if he stops an actual crime?
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There’s always that cool factor of being a costumed superhero. I wouldn’t be reading comics if I didn’t think it was cool.
I also think the guy is pathetic. I worked as a security guard for 8 months and I couldn’t stand working with these guys thinking they were going to save the world. I was just collecting a pay cheque.
Walking around the neighbourhood in a costume, is not as bad as some neighbourhoods that have armed neighbourhood watch. But I hope nobody gets hurt from these kind of actions.