Total Nerd The 7 Greatest Real-Life Superhero Brawls  

Robert Wabash
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We've all seen a brawl on the streets, but have you ever seen real life superheroes take up arms in broad daylight? These fights look like the kind you'd see between two drunks, only they take place between people in costume. Watch in amazement as the worlds of Marvel and D.C. Comics collide in a crash of girl slaps and home-made capes. These fights are an amazing collection of the greatest real-life superhero brawls ever reported or caught on tape.

Have you ever seen Poison Ivy, Captain America, AND Spider-Man in one place before? Ever watched on in wonder as Batman fights Captain Jack Sparrow? Buckle your seatbelts, because you're about to.

Before we begin, this is a public service announcement for aspiring superheroes everywhere: donning a costume may, or may not, provide you with superhuman powers, but do not count on it. You may become a target for the ire of others, including arch enemies in the real world, where the alien humans may possess their own abilities... such as use of a knife or gun. Be warned!
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Superhero Attacked by Civilian

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People who live in Seattle have their very own superhero protecting them. 'Phoenix Jones' is a masked crusader who helps to fight crime anywhere he can in the city. One of his heroic accomplishments was reporting a possible drunk driver to the police.

Unfortunately, in January of 2011, Phoenix Jones became a victim himself. What civilian would ever attack a superhero? Well apparently one that loves crime.

Jones was apparently trying to break up a brawl when one of the brawlers "turned on him" which I guess... is weird... for a brawler?

Jones was thrown to the ground, held down (at gunpoint!) and then repeatedly kicked.

He suffered a broken nose and, probably, a seriously bruised super-ego, but was otherwise okay.

Jones says he's going to continue his superhero efforts in the city, saying, "I train for these situations, I don't just come out willy nilly and run on the streets!"

So sleep safe, Seattle. You're in capable hands. Capable, masked, "I can't tie my shoes in these gloves" hands.
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Batman Slapped in Vegas

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In May of 2011, a video surfaced of The Dark Knight getting assaulted by a man on the street. This video of Batman getting slapped could only have happened in Las Vegas; where absolutely nothing is sacred.

Doesn't this guy know that this is Batman: one of the world's greatest superheroes of all time? Well apparently, what happens in Gotham stays in Gotham. *Dodges a thrown fruit* I'll be here all week.

So here's how it goes down.

Batman attempts to lead off the epic showdown by slapping his opponent, without using anything from his utility belt. Just like the real Batman. A slap. No fists. Like a middle school girl who's angry at another, slightly skinnier, middle school girl. And a lot of posing, because nothing's more important than looking cool when you're getting your ass kicked.

And then, some more slapping.

This goes very bad very quickly (body-slamming is involved) and the Cape Crusader is eventually left sprawled out on the pavement, not having used a single one of his fighting skills. Maybe he was just holding back, like Superman always does, just so he wouldn't kill the other guy?

Yes. This is most likely what happened.

I mean, look at this guy. 


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Shadow Hare Wounded While Protecting Cincinnati

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Shadow Hare walks the streets of Cincinnati to try and stop crime and clean up the city. This caped crusader, a member of the so-called "Allegiance of Heroes," has risked his life more than once to help the citizens of Cincy.

Shadow Hare says that in 2007 he was injured as he tried to help a woman who was being robbed.

He suffered a dislocated shoulder.

Thankfully, this real-life superhero recovered. He went on to roam the city for several more years, armed with his weapons of choice: tasers, handcuffs, and pepper spray, hoping to keep everyone safe using the tools a mall cop uses, only with less visibility and a heavier uniform.

Where is Shadow Hare today?

Cincinnati media haven't reported any Shadow Hare sightings in quite a while – but WLWT-TV reports that he's joined forces with the U.S. Military. Thank God.
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Batman and Spider-Man Beat Down a Thug in Hollywood

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This is pretty awesome.

It's Marvel and DC, teaming up to deliver a serious beat down on a thug on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. The last time Batman and Spider-Man had a team-up, Batman refused to work with him at first. In this one, it looks like Bats is keeping Spidey in line and then coming back to pick up the pieces and take out the trash.

Spider-Man begins beating the hell of what is ostensibly a shoplifter, or some kind of low-level criminal who didn't know that he was in the midst of some real-life superheroes (or guys who have a lot of pent up rage from working around tourists eight hours a day).

It's kind of a sad moment when some young-sounding woman yells for Spider-Man to stop. BUT a great moment comes when everyone sees Batman come along and are slightly encouraging him, yet not wanting him to go overboard.

It is hard to keep Spider-Man in line.

One lady actually yells "The police are coming, Batman!" as if to say "help is on the way, don't worry, Batman!"

How many times in life do you get to reassure a person who's delivering justice, call him Batman and for that to make sense.

At the end of the video, we have a man sweeping up the mess, which just goes to show that in every comic book, in every cartoon, and in every movie, the real heroes are the ones who clean up the mess that superheroes make in every city they decide to destroy just because one of them's butt-hurt about something.
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