Real Life Superhero Phoenix Jones Now Has a Real Life Supervillain
Batman has the Joker. Superman has Lex Luthor. Lindsay Lohan has sobriety. And now, a real life Seattle superhero has his own diabolical villain.
Last year, a masked crimefighter in Seattle named Phoenix Jones made global headlines when police charged him with assault for allegedly breaking up what he thought was a fight with a canister of pepper spray.
Now a super secretive supervillain has emerged from the shadows to challenge Phoenix Jones and his vigilante ways. He calls himself Rex Velvet. Watch his creepy challenge to Phoenix below.
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With the video’s campy production values and Rex’s Joker-meets-The Riddler persona, many are wondering whether “Rex” is just having a laugh at Jones’ expense. (After all, the video doesn’t reveal any deep plans about how Rex plans to take Jones down.) Though by calling him a “hobo snitch in a mask,” Rex is clearly angling for a taste of Jones’ patented pepper spray. It’s only a matter of time before these two face off atop Seattle’s Space Needle or, failing that, a local 7-11 parking lot. Either way, the world of real life superheroes just got real.