I know this is going to get me in trouble with the real life superhero community, but with the current situation with Tothian, I couldn't stand by the sidelines anymore. But first I want to give my observances of comic book history in the nineties. In especially Marvel Comics, there were heroes like Punisher, Ghost Rider, Palidin, & especially Wolverine. These were heroes who took their crime fighting to extreme. All the status quo heroes found them to be freaks & disgraces. I always found it frustrating when heroes like Spider-Man scolded heroes like Punisher for taking to the next level. Of course, DC had their fair share, especially my hero Batman with Huntress. Even with their history pre-Crisis, everything changed. It was depressing. Granted I will never take that level, & the world we live in nowadays, I hope any RLSH will never take it the fatal level.
My point, there has been reports that people want Tothian to step down as a real life superhero. Hell, there was a change.org petition for it. I remember one Facebook post, one of the sad many, that in summary his methods are no longer welcome. First, remember our times when we go on patrol in our uniforms. One of the things we always worry about police, when they feel that we are "threatening" the status quo. It is one of scariest feeling any real life superhero goes thru. To have fellow heroes face that same judgment is blasphomous. Looking at shows like CW's Arrow or Flash, for example, we see how the heroes each season goes down a peg because their "friends" feel like the heroes are embarrassing themselves, when they really feel the embarrassment that never hit them. Quality suffer, as well as self confidence. I believe that's one reason that super heroes do get the same aurora like they used to & how we, as real life super heroes, have to step up to keep that drive going.
Now I know some of the criticisms of Tothian, and some of them are correct. But even thou he may have belamouses, but I'm not perfect, & neither are all of you. We're human, we're superheroes, but we're human. If it gets to point where we get rid of someone we disagree with, we maybe just as much next. After all Tothian did some great things as well. He got us a focus in our community as real life superheroes as he found the Heroes Network, where we would have our own community of acceptance. He was thru it all. Destroying that, would be destroying our history of who we are. And we could be next. And what's left. The bald Superman before the one in Action Comics #1 (look up your comic book history)
You guys are my family. I think being a real life superhero is the best, even better than in the comics, cartoons, television, & movies. We need to keep thing going so the next generation can be inspire & aspire to greatness. And to those who don't like what I say, don't blog it, don't post it on social media. Say it to my face. I'll give you more respect for that. Let's not have another Marvel Civil War. If we don't, it could be a lot worse than in the mini-series. How's that for "One More Day?"
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