With a number of real-life people dressing up like clowns to stalk and terrify kids and coulrophobics alike, we should have known all along that there would only be one way to stop them. We’d have to summon a silent guardian. A watchful protector. A dark knight.
But in the nightmare funhouse world that is 2016, we’re swallowing a spider to catch the fly, because the Caped Crusader is swinging around a North West England neighborhood, fending off villainous clowns like we were in a goddamn cartoon. BBC Cumbria is reporting that the smiling creepsters are being chased down by a man dressed as Batman in response to all the children they’ve left shakin’ in their boots.
I AM THE NIGHT.
A MAN WITHOUT A LOT OF SOCIAL OBLIGATIONS.
And while I am unsettled by the unreality of this situation, it is cool that a man would be so worried about the psyche of children that he’d don the cape and cowl. And much like we did in Gotham City, maybe we’ll see some copycats? There are plenty of real life supervillains that need to be taken down. For example, Jeff Bezos runs one of the most evil companies in the world.
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