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Old 06-29-2020, 08:29 PM   #21
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He's more athletic than you, fat boy...

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Old 06-30-2020, 06:26 PM   #23
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Probably not long. Caseys a good fighter but he would be seen as a Vigilante considering he also goes by his real name and the only disguise is a hockey mask it wouldnt be hard for the Cops to find him. Alternatively Casey could probably get caught in a gang scuffle or get shot considering hes busting heads. Or could be turned over to the Foot
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Old 06-30-2020, 10:21 PM   #24
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Dude's got a baseball bat. One fight against a guy with a gun and it's over. One long cut on the arm from a guy with a knife and he's bleeding out from being filleted.

You don't dodge bullets in real life and generally speaking you stay way out of range of a knife or walk away.
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Old 06-30-2020, 10:33 PM   #25
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I mean, in real life most "vigilantes" are smart enough to only pick fights they can win, so I'unno, if all he did was stuff like taking on those purse snatchers in the first movie I could see him doing alright. Maybe sneak up behind someone robbing a liquor store and braining them from behind while they weren't ready. He could get away with stuff like that if he was careful about it.

But yeah he'd generally be pretty outmatched if he aimed any higher than that. Which is why most people in real life don't attempt such nonsense. Good thing for him he ain't real.
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Have any of you seen or heard about those real-life superheroes? A lot of them had enough dough to buy military grade protection... the kinds swat guys use. Their outfits are customized to look colorful but their helmets are often made with the same poly-carbon materials that riot helmets and $hit have. They also have way more defense training than you might believe. That husband/wife team (they were lawyers) got arrested for vigilantism and I'm not sure if they beat the rap, but they were lawyers so?????

So, I dunno... With someone like Jones? First of all, HE'S FICTIONAL... If he were real, he would most certainly be wearing bulletproof armor, at least. It would depend on a lot of factors? If he picks his battles, stays in the shadows and doesn't get caught in the middle of a bad situation? Who knows?

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Old 07-03-2020, 06:51 PM   #27
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Yeah, I seen 'em. I remember like 10 years ago G4 had one of their shows do a whole "expose" on it. Those people are well-meaning lunatics. That's the kinda stuff I used to fantasize about doing when I was like 6, and realized by 7 that was a great way to get killed.

I can't believe that some people think that's a good idea. If they'd ever actually thrown hands with someone who was armed and high on crack or PCP they'd probably rethink their position. In real life you can't even go up to a group of drug hustlers and ask them politely to disperse without getting a gun in your face. "Helmets" or no, these guys would last all of five minutes in Newark or Camden or New Brunswick; their body'd end up in the trunk of someone's car and their delightfully-decorated head would be placed on a stick on a street corner as a warning to every other dumbass.

And that's just Jersey. I'unno, man. People are f*ckin' nuts.
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Old 07-06-2020, 07:43 AM   #28
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The thing with RLSH's though, is that MOST of them don't actually go out looking to pick fights with gangs and such. They are really more like glorified neighborhood watch, and most conduct themselves as such. They also often do things like volunteer work with the homeless and disadvantaged, like working in soup kitchens, handing out blankets and coats, cleaning up litter, etc. Some also do visitations to local children's hospitals or other such places. A very few DO actively seek out criminals to make citizens arrests, but they are the minority, and will use appropriate precautions. There is a really good book on the subject in my local library that I read years ago, which goes into the history, activities, and even lists some of the most well-known ones from around the world.
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The thing with RLSH's though, is that MOST of them don't actually go out looking to pick fights with gangs and such. They are really more like glorified neighborhood watch, and most conduct themselves as such. They also often do things like volunteer work with the homeless and disadvantaged, like working in soup kitchens, handing out blankets and coats, cleaning up litter, etc. Some also do visitations to local children's hospitals or other such places. A very few DO actively seek out criminals to make citizens arrests, but they are the minority, and will use appropriate precautions. There is a really good book on the subject in my local library that I read years ago, which goes into the history, activities, and even lists some of the most well-known ones from around the world.
That's a really good point, Ms Duckie. And to your point, the husband/wife team known as Pheonix Jones and Purple Reign are really almost more like political activists than they are a Casey Jones or Batman type... They raise awareness of social issues and teach self defense courses and give lectures to high school students. They're not really out there fighting street gangs or confronting bangers too often. But I'm sure a tense situation has happened on occasion.

The ones that do fight in the streets are usually the ones who end up in prison for assault. They're not being gunned down as much as they are going to jail.
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Old 07-06-2020, 05:01 PM   #30
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I don?t know but I love Casey Jones as a character. This makes me think about Shades of Grey from Mirage volume 1, where you do get a bit of a deconstruction of Casey Jones.
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a week maybe. He even uses his real name. Not hard for the police to find.
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Once the police arrested him, they would probably be attacked by an angry mob demanding him to be freed.
So I guess most of you guys don't realize this, but you can actually make citizens arrest legally. In Ohio any citizen can make a felony arrest. Its how the Highway patrol makes arrest, bc they are legally cops.

So the police really couldn't do anything unless they actually see him commit a crime himself. Bad guys would kill him first. He might last a while, but eventually I imagine he would be killed by bad guys.
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You know, with everything having to be political or a movement, it can never be, well this guy did this just because.... I wouldn't be surprised if nowadays Casey Jones would unintentionally start a movement. Either he manages to beat up some thugs and save a life, or he gets gunned down on his first night, granted it's caught on film well...

If he succeeds people will probably start some sort of #takebackthestreetsyourself movement or some crap that will inspire a lot more vigilantees running around, for better or for worse.

If he is gunned down, that might be the incident that was the last straw and it starts some sort of #getcrimeoutofthehood movement or whatever where people start to fight back against the gangs.

Of course the politicians and powers at be will use either movement to further their agenda and line their pockets, maybe say it's the Mexicans fault and somehow the wall was involved, I dunno. I just get the feeling Casey Jones would have unintentionally have started some sort of movement or hashtag.
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You know, with everything having to be political or a movement, it can never be, well this guy did this just because.... I wouldn't be surprised if nowadays Casey Jones would unintentionally start a movement. Either he manages to beat up some thugs and save a life, or he gets gunned down on his first night, granted it's caught on film well...

If he succeeds people will probably start some sort of #takebackthestreetsyourself movement or some crap that will inspire a lot more vigilantees running around, for better or for worse.

If he is gunned down, that might be the incident that was the last straw and it starts some sort of #getcrimeoutofthehood movement or whatever where people start to fight back against the gangs.

Of course the politicians and powers at be will use either movement to further their agenda and line their pockets, maybe say it's the Mexicans fault and somehow the wall was involved, I dunno. I just get the feeling Casey Jones would have unintentionally have started some sort of movement or hashtag.
Could definitely be an interesting story angle.
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Have any of you seen or heard about those real-life superheroes? A lot of them had enough dough to buy military grade protection... the kinds swat guys use. Their outfits are customized to look colorful but their helmets are often made with the same poly-carbon materials that riot helmets and $hit have. They also have way more defense training than you might believe. That husband/wife team (they were lawyers) got arrested for vigilantism and I'm not sure if they beat the rap, but they were lawyers so?????

So, I dunno... With someone like Jones? First of all, HE'S FICTIONAL... If he were real, he would most certainly be wearing bulletproof armor, at least. It would depend on a lot of factors? If he picks his battles, stays in the shadows and doesn't get caught in the middle of a bad situation? Who knows?

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Ohhhhhh... ya. Real life superheroes. God what where we thinking? I saw a documentary about that... I think it was called Kick-Ass!
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Old 07-08-2020, 03:12 PM   #35
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I'm massively entertained by real-life superheroes. It's so bizarre. Keep them coming.
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