The press for next year's Watchmen movie positions the story as "what superheroes would be like in the real world". Well, with all due respect to that comic book classic, we've already got Real-Life Superheroes running around our world. Although some are entertainers or promote social causes, others patrol the streets with a keen sense of justice (and severely limited peripheral vision).
Base of Operations: Honolulu, Hawaii
MIssion: Exterminating evil villains and saving the universe.
Equipment: Professional sound equipment and evil-proof basketballs.
Quote: "It takes alot of balls to do what I do."
Name: Captain Badass
Base of Operations: Austin, Texas
Mission: "Well, basically, I serve justice to evil doers, not like terrorists or anything, but other lowlifes. However, I guess I could handle terrorism if need be."
Special Abilities: Mad dancing skilz.
Quote: "Drop the zero and get with the real hero."
Name: Death's Head Moth
Base of Operations: Norfolk, Virginia
Equipment: Flex cuffs, anti-stab vest, riot gloves, jump boots, collapsible grapple, yawara knife, riot shield, and shock stick.
Quote: "Looking for other heroes in Virginia. put out classified ad on myspace. teaming up may prove unwieldy, will see what happens..." (from a Death's Head Moth blog entry)