#7 Superhero


Superhero and his beloved 1975 Corvette Stingray (From his MySpace profile)
Born: c. 1969
Location: Clearwater, Florida
Mode of Transport: 1975 Corvette Stingray
Qualifications: Navy veteran; Police Academy training; professional bodyguard; training in wrestling and boxing
Personal Style: Loud and proud
True Identity: Dale Pople

It's a tad redundant to be a superhero named Superhero, but what this Florida crimefighter lacks in creativity, he makes up for in style.

Superhero has made a difference not only by showing up at events and showing off his Corvette and bright red Spandex. Sure that tends to leave an impression on people (and not always the good kind), but Superhero's real contribution is patrolling the roads and helping people in need of assistance -- like people who need a flat tire changed.

"I don't really know when I made the transition, but just all of a sudden one day it seemed like a good idea to put on my costume and go out and help people with roadside assistance."

Patrick Wilson (left) played Nite Owl in Watchmen. Superhero (right) worked his security detail in civilian clothes. (From MySpace)
Superhero has proven socially adept enough to find himself a Lady Hero, a fellow superhero in training and girlfriend who he says he met in a gym, where he taught her how to do squat thrusts.

Whether you think Superhero is awesome or ridiculous, (there doesn't seem to be much middle ground), he does get points for having the coolest mode of transport, and being an actual bodyguard. When Watchmen and Little Children star Patrick Wilson showed up in Florida for the Sunscreen Film Festival, Superhero was on hand to work security.

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