The Real Life Superheroes Wiki focuses on anything related to the real life superhero—those who seek to emulate the superheroes of comic books, television and film by suiting up and doing good! This wiki will provide information on these individuals, their community and impact on the world.
Hi, it's been a while since I last checked into the wiki. Real
life happened. I am happy to see some people have continued adding
to the wiki despite my absence but there have been vandals as well
as well-meaning edits that ended up cluttering up the organization
of the wiki. I still have no time to prioritize this wiki as if it
were a full-time job, which is what's really required to maintain
and expand it to the standard I wish it could be at, but I will be
checking in sporadically to clean u…
It appears that Wikia's Lifestyle hub featuring us for the month
of October means that the wiki's daily page views have stabilized
to around 10,000-12,000 a day. From the impromptu poll that I've
run on the main page, it seems to be confirmed that the large
majority of traffic being driven here is due to the wiki being
hosted on Wikia, as only around a quarter of visitors seem to
locate this wiki through any other means such as Google. Of course, the increase in page views
means a corresponding …
There have been several developments for this wiki in the month
of October so far that have translated to growth for the wiki. It
is my wish that this will continue into a positive trend.
Firstly, (although I still have not found the direct cause for
it) unique visitors to the wiki have increased to nearly 20x as
much as what they used to be. So, it looks like the wiki is
starting to reach an audience. However, I have no idea what that
audience consists of and how exactly they're reaching us but…
Real Life Superheroes or RLSH, for short, is a term coined by the news media for a phenomena where individuals take on costumed personas inspired by the fictional superheroes portrayed in various media (such as in comic books, television shows, and movies) in the real world. Like their fictional counterparts, real life superheroes dress up in costumes complete with alter egos and try their best to do good. The difference is that real life superheroes do not have the superpowers that the fictional superheroes are portrayed with and must work within the limitations of reality so many use their costume in order to make a positive difference in the lives of others and the community in various ways.
Some work in costume with existing community service and volunteer organizations to raise their visibility while others patrol the streets in a neighborhood watch looking for people to help with the costume functioning as an informal uniform. Some work on crime prevention and awareness while others work to help the powerless like the homeless. This growing movement of people have many differences but their one shared trait is their wish to bring the superheroic ideals of fiction to life.