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Global Database of Real-Life Caped Crusaders

By: John Charles - Published: Feb 27, 2009 • References: worldsuperheroregistry
If you love spandex, hate evildoers and have a secret lair, you may have what it takes to be a real-life superhero. No longer the stuff of childhood fantasy, many adults are now actively becoming real-life cape-wearing superheroes.

Although Marvel’s superheroes resisted the Superhuman Registration Act (a major plot point in the Civil War series), real-life superheroes have willingly set up their own registry, aptly named the World Superhero Registry. The registry defines a superhero as "...a person who does good deeds or fights crime while in costume."

Besides listing the names, geographically-protected areas, and specialties of real-life heroes, the site also offers legal advice, tutorials (like how to build a net gun) and tips on such things as secret identities and costume design.