I have long found Phoenix Jones to be an interesting figure in the Real Life Super Heroes (RLSH) effort. He carved a solid place for himself as founder of the Rain City Superhero Movement and arguably the first RLSH to actively fight crime like the ones in the comics we read. I had never known many of the details of the path his career took until I watched this documentary the other night.
I obviously recognize why he's a bit of a controversial figure, but it's really hard not to pull for this guy. According to the YouTube comments (yeah, I know), there may be some critical history missing that relates to his reaction to the MMA fight with his brother, but this is overall very well done. His story is complex, just like many of the greatest superhero stories.
And...because of what this blog is, here's Phoenix Jones for Light City (taking the liberty of giving him a signature item a little early)...
|Pic from his Twitter feed...|
Level 5 Brawler
STR 15 DEX 13 CON 12 INT 14 WIS 11 CHA 16
5 HD (18 HP) Saving Throw 10
AC 7 (light body armor)
Attacks: 2x Unarmed Strikes, +6 to hit, 1d6+1 damage; Pepper spray 1x/fight, range 10 ft., +7 to hit, 1 damage, target must save or be incapacitated for 2 rounds whether the attack hits or not; Special Improvisation 1x/day.
This was an interesting video. I remember hearing about him, but had no idea his career was this storied.ReplyDelete
It's a little crazier than you'd expect from the "average" RLSH, isn't it? (Although...don't get me wrong, I don't think there's anything "average" about ANYONE who actually puts on a super-suit and goes out to do good in our actual world.)Delete
It almost seemed like he was being influenced by the plot of Marvel's Civil War at one point...!
You caught that too?Delete